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  • Birthday August 5

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  1. Week 2 Thursday Ugh. Motivation, will power, and the joy of doing things is pretty much gone right now. I don't think I'm burned out, because I still want to do the things, but "ugh" is my first reaction when I even think about doing any of the things. This even includes watching Netflix, playing games, and reading, which are three things that I enjoy the most. 1. Crochet I'm halfway through the third square. Should be able to get this done tonight. Squares: 2/3 2. Cook I used a pack of microwave rice and some dry rice, a leftover chicken breast (I bought some ready to eat chicken poppers so that everyone would get a full portion of protein), some fresh salad veggies (cucumber, tomatoes, onions), spices, and a bag o' salad to make a really nice and healthy chicken rice salad meal last night. It didn't go over too well though. P said he liked the rice and the salad was good but it wasn't very filling, Paul didn't comment on it at all other than commenting on the "pop corn chicken" (he ate everything including the salad though). T was the worst, saying "Why don't you just tailor the recipes you're cooking so we'll all eat them?". He also said it wasn't filling at all and made it clear that he was going to bed feeling hungry. Just ugh. The thing is, I already tailor the recipe so that he'll eat it. I've been fixing two different meals each night - one for me and P with lots of herbs, seasoning, and spices, and a super bland version for T. (Paul sometimes eats what P and I eat and sometimes eats what T eats, depending on what I cook each night) If I only fixed the bland version, supper last night would have been plain white rice with unseasoned chicken and sliced cucumber. And that's no fun at all. T is upset because he "can't eat anything" that I've been cooking. He can, he just won't, because he doesn't like food with herbs and spices and only likes a fraction of the food that P and I eat. Sod it. Tonight I'm fixing slow cooked pot roast in a gravy made from oxtail soup. It will be tasty and I will completely enjoy it. 3. Clean My and P's bedroom is almost done! Just need to vacuum the floor and put the laundry that I put in there this morning away. 4. Class Started working on a previous class project (Lesson 2, Game Scorer app). I completed the app to rubric specifications back when I was working on the second lesson, but I didn't 100% complete the app itself. It was an overly ambitious project that I was not ready to tackle back then, so instead of coding in the score cards for all 4 table top games, I left it with just one completed. Now I'm going back and slowly getting the other four working, starting with Caverna. The score card design is now in the app, but none of the buttons actually do anything yet. I'll get that done over the weekend, most likely. 5. Exercise Isles I have 13.4 miles left of the cycle challenge. Getting done by Sunday is totally doable. I just need to cycle on the floor pedals for at least 80 minutes today and tomorrow or get out and do some real cycling for about two hours total. It looks pretty good outside today; cloudy and chances of rain, but relatively warm, so I should be able to get out on my bike today hopefully. Miles Cycled: 18/31.4
  2. Johnny 5 is alive! Classic film. Come back in week 3, @Jarric and beat the pants off of it!
  3. Muir

    Rinna Re-groups

    I've been feeling a bit out of sorts as well lately. Just have very little motivation to do anything and when a thing does get done, something happens to bring my sense of accomplishment down, which leads back to having a lack of motivation. Stupid vicious cycles. Let's yell at them together. Maybe they'll go away.
  4. Very quick update for Week 2 Wednesday because I'm super busy today. 1. Crochet I finished a second square Tuesday night. One more square and this C will be sailed! Squares: 2/3 2. Cook Last night was games night, so was my day off cooking. 3. Clean I organised the desk, the storage on top of the dresser, and all of the shelves. It looks so much better in there now! I'll have to take a picture Saturday after I've made the bed. 4. Class I got zero work done, but that's pretty normal for games night. 5. Exercise Isles. I didn't do as much cycling as I wanted to, but I did get 40 minutes on the floor pedals before I headed into Leeds. Miles Cycled: 12/31.4 I was a derp yesterday and misread the hospital appointment letter. It said Wednesday, 26th April, which for some reason I thought was yesterday. Stupid brain. So I travelled all the way there only to find out my mistake. Since I had to be in Leeds by 17:30 to catch my ride to games night, I decided to stay in the centre, have lunch (Philly cheese steak sandwich), get my hair cut, and get Easter chocolates. Also walked about 4 miles, so yay for exercise!
  5. I've found so many good recipes by doing this! I'm going to have to make up a recipe book next! Yesterday it was warm, but rainy, and today looks about the same. (And by rainy I mean just heavy enough that I can't cycle safely due to not being able to see well. *sigh* I just can't seem to win this week. Think I'm going to end up doing the challenge with the floor pedals exclusively. I'll have to redo the challenge in another month or two once the summer weather gets here. (What a hardship. /sarcasm)
  6. Yay for new crochet projects! Also, yay for crochet puns!
  7. Week 2 Tuesday The weather fairies hate me, I swear. 1. Crochet. I crocheted part of another square last night, but didn't get it finished yet. It can't be counted until it's finished, so for now it's on my desk taunting me. Squares: 1/3 2. Cook Supper tonight was Salsa Chicken. I took two chicken breasts, seared them in a frying pan, then baked them on a grill tray for 30 minutes. Then I transferred them to a ceramic dish lined with Chinese cabbage, covered them in chunky tomato salsa, and put a slice of chilli cheddar cheese on top. After garnishing them with a few cherry tomatoes, I put them back in the oven for another 30 minutes. Once they were done, they were served on a bed of Mexican rice and surrounded by steamed peas and broccoli. I also went shopping today and got the majority of the ingredients needed for the rest of the week. Still need to get some mashed potatoes (frozen or instant) and a bag o' salad. Shopping cost for the week: less than £30. 3. Clean. I didn't get any cleaning done today, but I'm still on schedule thanks to doing two days worth of jobs on Monday. I just have to remember to do the shelves tomorrow before I leave for my hospital appointment. 4. Class. All 3 of the suggestions made by the mentors were implemented today. I had a bit of trouble getting my head around saving and retrieving data by using Intents, but I got there in the end. If anyone is interested in taking a look at my code, you can find it over here. 5. Exercise Isles. I got quite a bit of walking in today, but no cycling. It was quite chilly again today; I actually needed my winter coat when I went shopping this morning. By the time I got home, I had just enough time to work on my course project before having to start fixing supper. Tomorrow I'll do as much floor cycling as I can before I need to leave to catch up. 8/31.4 miles
  8. Win! Good job! Also, the burrito bowls sound yummy
  9. That is such beautiful scenery!
  10. As usual, I've changed things up a bit. I just can't resist moving schedules around for some reason. Week 2 Monday 1. Crochet. I finished one square last night. Squares: 1/3 2. Cook. One of the things I changed was making the rice pudding tonight instead of Saturday. The reason is because T bought a bunch of bananas last week and hasn't eaten hardly any of them. They need to be eaten before they go bad and he won't eat them because they're "too ripe". Another change is moving everything on the menu up a day because tomorrow I'm fixing Salsa chicken. So now, Thursday will be the Kachumber Salad, Friday will be Pot Roast, and so on. 3. Clean I actually did today's and Wednesday's chores today. The drawers look so much better than they did before I started. Now if only they'd stay that way. I have an appointment at the hospital Wednesday for some blood tests, so I might have to move things around a bit, but we'll see. 4. Class I talked with people on Slack and took on board some suggestions by the course mentors. No actual programming got done, but that's OK as I needed the day off. I'll start implementing the mentor's suggestions tomorrow. 5. Exercise Isles I started the yes.fit New Year race today by doing indoor cycling. I did two lengths of 40 minutes each, both of which were non-stop. As I said above, it takes me about 30 minutes to cycle 4 miles on my outdoor bike, so 40 minutes on my indoor pedals should work out to be about the same distance. You can follow along with me by accessing this map, which shows the starting point and my current location on the route. 8/31.4 miles.
  11. A very noticeable difference between the two photos. Well done!
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