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WolfDreamer

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  1. Well... this was one of the worst Father's Days I've had in a while. Our sewer line backed up in our new house (for those who do not know, the house isn't new, it's just new to us... sort of). I spent most of the afternoon trying on my own to snake it out or to flush it out. No luck. My anxiety was through the roof because I knew it wouldn't be cheap if I had to call a professional. I also knew it was highly unlikely anyone would be available on Father's Day. I was right, of course. So it had to just wait. Finally, this morning I was able to call in a plumber that was recommended by a friend.
  2. Thank you. I appreciate you both so much. The general atmosphere of my family right now is one of hope mingled with nervous energy (most of it positive). I'm the one with anxieties about what might go wrong next. I'm trying to be present to the moment and taking it one task at a time. I appreciate your prayers, thoughts, and sentiments.
  3. So we are finally moved into the new house. The walls are painted (except for the kitchen), the floors are replaced with laminate flooring (much of which I laid myself), windows are replaced, electric is rewired and upgraded, appliances are almost all installed (we still need a new wall oven), furniture is a work in progress (waiting on a dining table and a sectional couch), and we have window a/c units and baseboard heaters installed until we can afford to upgrade to an HVAC or maybe a ductless unit. There is still a lot of work to do. The gutters need replaced, and I need to figu
  4. I decided to continue this challenge theme, so I've rolled my posts over from the last challenge. Sorry I wasn't very active near the end there. Been a lot going on. I'll post more about it later.
  5. Update Week 3, Day 7 (Saturday): 0530 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion no cold shower because I knew I would be working at the other house no breathing exercise (unless you count mindful breathing during my run with Rick) took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my body up ran 5k around town with my buddy Rick; Rick is doing what is called 5k Mayhem, which is attempting to run a 5k every hour
  6. Well... it's been a long few days... I'm not going to try to catch up the past four or five days by bombarding you with five poems. I'll settle for one and just update you for today (Friday): 0530 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion no cold shower because I knew I would be painting at the other house box breathing for 10 minutes took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my body up worked out with
  7. Week 3, Days 1 & 2 (Sunday & Monday): 0730 wakeup Sunday, 0500 Monday said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion no cold shower Sunday because I had plans to mow the lawn at the other house; cold shower Monday box breathing Sunday morning and WHM breathing Monday (three rounds) took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my body up no cinderblock swings Sunday but 25 Monday mowed the lawn at the oth
  8. Week 2 Day 6 & 7 (Friday and Saturday) 0500 wakeup Friday, 0430 Saturday said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion cold shower Friday but no cold shower Saturday because I was going running that morning and planned to work at the other house WHM breathing Friday morning but no breathing Saturday (unless you count controlling my breathing during my trail run) took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my bo
  9. Week 2, Day 5 (Thursday): 0500 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion no cold shower today because I took a bath last night to wash the paint off box breathing for 10 minutes took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my body up 25 American swings using a 40 lb. cinderblock; no workout today, and my only excuse it that it was a very busy day put the first coat of paint on the baseboards; need to
  10. Week 2, Day 4 (Wednesday): 0500 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion no cold shower today because I knew I would be getting paint all over me later in the morning deep mindful breathing for 7 minutes took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my body up 25 American swings using a 40 lb. cinderblock; also did a full workout with the cinderblock (swings, clean and presses, shoulder presses) and the lo
  11. This is excellent. You have everything you need to be a poet:
  12. Week 2, Days 1-3 (Sun-Tues): slept in more than usual all three days, mostly because I have been working hard on the other house, as well as staying up later than usual preparing for the start of summer graduate classes said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion took a cold shower all three days Sunday: box breathing, Monday: WHM breathing, Tuesday: none took the dogs outside all three days while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm
  13. Same. Glad you're back, though. I feel this, deeply. That is such a powerfully encouraging thing to say. I'm proud of you and happy to see you with us again this challenge.
  14. WOOT to the LOOT! Seems like things are going well. You're earning points!
  15. Week 1, Day 7 Update: 0500 wakeup; my buddy Rick backed out on our run, however, so I went back to bed because I knew I had a long day ahead of me said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion took a cold shower, but it was later in the day 3 minutes of Pranayama breathing took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my body up no burpees today because I knew I would be working hard later (see below) went to t
  16. Week 1, Day 6 Update: 0500 wakeup; I needed a little extra sleep because I stayed up later than usual said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion no cold shower because I took a necessary bath last night after working at the other house one round of the same breathwork exercise as the past few days took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, stretched and moved to warm my body up no burpees today; my back is still worrisome. I may need to re
  17. Thank you, my friend. It is always an honor to have you along.
  18. Thank you @Aquarii. It is always a pleasure to see you. Week 1, Day 5 Update: 0500 wakeup; I needed a little extra sleep said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion took a cold shower (2 mins. warm, 3 mins. cold) one round of the same breathwork exercise as the past three days; I really like it because it's simple and leaves me feeling energized and tingly. took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, breathed in the frosty and foggy m
  19. Week 1, Day 4 Update: 0415 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion took a cold shower (2 mins. warm, 3 mins. cold) two rounds of a the same breathwork exercise as the past two days but incorporated arm movements during the bliss breaths and the blow breaths took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, breathed in the cold morning air completed 20 burpee-squat-presses with the cinderblock Today's poem is "The Gift" by Li-Young
  20. Week 1, Day 3 Update: 0415 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion listened to the daily guided contemplative prayer using using the PAYG app no cold shower (took a necessary warm bath last night), but I rinsed my hair with cold water two rounds of a the same breathwork exercise as yesterday took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet, breathed in the cold morning air and watched the fog roll from the river over the field com
  21. Week 1, Day 2 Update: 0415 wakeup (although reluctantly) said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion listened to the daily guided contemplative prayer using using the PAYG app cold shower (2 mins. warm, 3 mins. cold) two rounds of a breathwork exercise that I learned from Samantha Skelly: 50 "bliss breaths" (sharp inhale/exhale through the nose) followed by 50 "blow breaths" (shape inhale/exhale through mouth), then 10 "conscious breaths" (deep inhale through the nose and out through the mouth),
  22. First things first, Happy Mother's Day to the mothers out there. Week 1, Day 1 Update: 0700 wakeup (I always sleep in on Sundays) said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion no cold shower (took a bath last night because I needed it), but I washed my hair with cold water took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood and felt the earth beneath my feet and breathed in the morning air while listening to turkeys calling from the other side of the river completed 1
  23. Update: 0415 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer of gratitude read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion listened to the daily guided contemplative prayer on the Pray As You Go app practiced box breathing (4 seconds inhale, 4 seconds hold, 4 seconds exhale, 4 seconds hold, repeat) for 8 minutes no cold shower, but I washed my hair with cold water took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood still, feeling the wet earth beneath my feet and breathed in the scent of the damp cut grass ran a 4.5 mile tra
  24. Thank you, sir. Update: 0515 wakeup (slept in an hour because I was up an hour later than usual) said the Lord's Prayer, as well as a more personal prayer of gratitude read the daily verse devotional on YouVersion practiced harmony breathing (3 seconds inhale, 9 seconds hold, 6 seconds exhale, 3 seconds hold, repeat) for 7 minutes using the Prana Breath app no cold shower, but I washed my hair with cold water (and shampoo, of course) took the dogs outside while barefoot and shirtless; stood still, feeling the wet earth beneath my feet and breat
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