Numbtongue's Language Lessons Streaking with Saliss
1 day streak
Grimalkin's Cruel Tutelage
Made a covid DL pr yesterday at 475. 505 is doable by end of year to match lifetime PR DL #.
Made 1x3 315 bench today. I need a 1x5 at that number and I think 365 1x1 for a lifetime PR is doable to close the year.
Made a clean rep on OHP at 185. I don't think 225 1x1 is doable by EOY but imma set my cap for that number anyway. Likely a bunch of push press and negatives over the next few weeks at 225 while I get a clean rep of 195 and 205.
Aight, projects pending are:
54 bead mala - one of my own daily pieces, I used waxed cotton with 8mm beads and a lovely 24mm guru bead. Dumb. I'll restring with elastic to compound the bad idea, and that will eventually bug me and I'll complain here before I restring it with wire, like god intended. No knotting involved, so its nbd.
27 bead mala- 6mm Larvikite with two pyrite 4mm spacers breaking them into 9 bead stretches, with a 9mm pyrite coin as the guru. I need to dremel some characters on the pyrite coin and that's been my holdup.
27 bead mala - see above but garnet instead of larvikite
27 bead mala- rose quartz and obsidian with hematite rondel trios in two spots, and then 9 rondels for the guru bead. This one might be too large for a more narrow cis man's wrist, so the hematite might get scaled back.
Re-string 108 bead mala - A lodolite and obsidian piece with a brown agate guru bead shaped like a blunt claw, I need to swap out the narrow diameter claw pendant for a wider green quartz nugget. I used waxed cotton again and the narrow pendants tend to cause the surrounding knotting to stretch and that bugs me. If I'm careful, I should be able to splice and glue in the new guru bead without restringing the whole thing. Someone remind me to work with nylon string more.
108 bead mala -Sigh, this one is way overdue. I need to knot 6mm sodalite, charoite, and howlite, with a sodalite teardrop for the guru bead. Going for an upper chakra color scheme and all three stones have a complementary opacity and black veined surface. I think I have enough material to make two and save the extra for a Christmas gift, but this is top priority. Naturally, I plan to start it this weekend, at the soonest. #PlannedADHD
Stav and Tein - this is a today project. I think 9 bells (bc auspicious) interspaced with rosewood and olivewood beads, which I'll hang on the stave by setting hooks near the top and draping the thing in a cluster. I have a strand of lacquered brazil nuts I might work into the piece for a clattering to accompany the jangling bells, but I don't want the sound to get too cluttered. The stav is a driftwood piece with cool worm eaten tracings, and the hippy friend that's getting the piece is pretty excited.
Garden of Sanctuary
Yesterday was 15 mins with some singing bowls, but no afternoon sitting time. Anytime I split gym trips with Mr. Laghail so someone can be with the three month old pup, like today and yesterday, I end up sacrificing my afternoon sitting time to get home sooner.
Doing some mound sitting after work at one of my favorite places in the city. 1,000+ year old grave mounds a few blocks from my house, and some mound preservation geeks are coming with to nerd out over the coolness of it all. Dis gunna be good.
Olesm's Chess Journal
Thursday the players and I are looking at a google map of Milwaukee and layering on our consensus opinion on supernatural turf wars in the area, on where the redlight district is located, and what the major power groups are that they want to interact with. Char creations to follow, I'll let y'all know what they come up with.
The only pieces that I know for sure are the Milwaukee PD is going to have lycanthropy as common thing in the department. #ACAB