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  1. Bean Sidhe Vs Chaos: Entering the Library

    Gosh Bean, I'm sorry for your friend, and for you. I'm glad that the experience made you realize what friends you have and appreciate your own littles (and bigs). I think you more than earned a night off. Tomorrow you'll want to get back in your routines out of a sense of comfort and familiarity. Tonight on Scorpion, which wasn't really tonight since it was recorded, but it was the most recent episode I think... They kept quoting Mickey Rivers who said "Ain't no sense worryin' about the things you got control over, 'cause if you got control over 'em, ain't no sense worryin'. And ain't no sense worryin' about the things you don't got control over, 'cause if you don't got control over 'em, ain't no sense worryin'." But then at the end they turned around and said if you're having worried feelings about your loved ones it is completely okay. Paige said it, and it was more eloquent than what I wrote, but it was good and it applies here I think. We can't control when things like that happen, but we can love, and we won't stop worrying because that's who we are, but for our loved ones it's worth it.
  2. J3NN Doesn't let the Holidays Slow Her Down

    Holiday season bucket list Decorated tree, as much as we're going to, and added some safe indoor decor too, so we're in the holiday spirit now. We did visit the Mission Inn Festival of Lights. Not once, but twice. It was so packed the first night we didn't stop. Went back early the next night to enjoy it. Then we made our Gingerbread creations. It was fun to get together with the Kessel Run Club, and I have news! The day we got together we received our shipment which included this year's coffee table book for GISHWHES, our Kessel Run photo made it in the book!!! Woo hoo, we achieved our goal! And we got to celebrate together. It was awesome! Fitness Workout I have given up on this. My gym has been taken over, again. I tweaked my back again too. So I'm focusing on my steps instead. steps/day My average is up to 3,798, my goal was 4,000 so I'm getting closer. I feel bad because I used to easily be able to do 10,000 steps a day. I have no idea what happened, but I'm steadily trying to work back to that. My Amerithon miles total is 43.14 and I wanted 60 so I'm 72% of the way and 65% through the challenge. But I think I wasn't counting week 0, oops. Hmm. Nutrition 1C fruit & 2 C vegetables /day I've been pretty good on this, but have found a few times when it was a struggle. LUYL Finish revisions I haven't done revisions since 11/27. Things have been in the way so my writing group hasn't met, and I haven't been doing it on the weekends because holiday bucket list and design your destiny, so I've accepted that I haven't made as much progress. I'm trying to decide if I want to let myself slide and push this to the January challenge. I don't have a lot of time off for the holidays so it's not like I can catch up then. I did discover that the anthology has decided to do a second volume so I can still submit it, but I don't know how long I'll have, so that little pressure is motiviating me some. Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Submit to Critters I had set the goal by the end of the challenge, but that doesn't feel likely. Complete one critique/week I am staying up on my critiques so that when I do submit I can actually get my manuscript in the queue to be sent out. Design Your Destiny planning I am enjoying this, but I am struggling because I had a new opportunity come up. So I'm looking at my list trying to decide what I want to sacrifice to do this new thing, if anything. It's been interesting to be able to have my plan and my grid to view the entire year to see what I think is actually reasonable. This week I'm supposed to be breaking down my goals, but I'm almost revisiting all my goals completely because of this new opportunity. And last but not least, I have to share amazing news! Huntington's breakthrough may stop disease. My mother and grandmother both died from Huntington's. I'm one of those descendants that has a 50% chance of developing the disease, and if I do, then my daughter has the same chance. I've been watching news stories like this for more than 20 years and this is the best news yet! Praying that this makes it through all the steps that are between here and a cure!
  3. J3NN Doesn't let the Holidays Slow Her Down

    Here's the template - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V7RKhGQq6Uurn4JXxOdfuEUFKitCCQjgJkTAGFCIei8/edit?usp=sharing Here's my version so you can see how I'm using it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V7RKhGQq6Uurn4JXxOdfuEUFKitCCQjgJkTAGFCIei8/edit#gid=193788518 It's really making me think about my goals and year and ways to accomplish the things I want. Maybe for once I'll see how not to bite off more than I can chew!
  4. Bean Sidhe Vs Chaos: Entering the Library

    Glad you're back. Sending you lots of good vibes for AK and you too! Hugs!
  5. This looks like a lot in writing, but it's really a lot of explanation, and only a few things that are really being measured. Holiday season bucket list - It's important to me to enjoy the holidays and not get swept away by the commercialism. Here's a list of things I really want to do over the holidays: Go to the Mission Inn for our annual family night out and wandering through the most awesome consignment/thrift store Go see Christmas Lights (possible at the Auto Speedway) Host a Build Gingerbread "things" night with the Kessel run Club Make cookies Decorate (this is a challenge with three young cats, still trying to figure out what this will look like Fitness By the end of the challenge work up up three circuits with warmup/cool-down Workout every Tues/Thurs and once on the weekend Week zero gets a pass since it’s a holiday week and we’re traveling, anything done this week is just bonus Increase walking My current average is 3011 steps/day. I want to increase that to 4000 steps per day this challenge (average week 1-4) Amerithon monthly total, 60 miles recorded Nutrition Long term: Work up to 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups vegetables per day This challenge: 1 cup of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables per day LUYL Milestones to accomplish for my short story Finish revisions Round 1 (first read through) Round 2 (10% solution) Round 3 (another read through) Submit to Critters (there’s a waiting list, I will submit by the end of the challenge, but I may not work my way up to critiques in the challenge) Complete one critique per week to earn my own critique (5 critiques) Find a workbook/daily reader to replace my Rituals for Transition workbook which finishes on Dec. 21. Complete the Design Your Destiny planning to identify focus for 2018 Four worksheets to be completed Action plan for 2018 goals that I can manage with my NF challenges I have some optional stuff too, in Spoiler to keep it cleaner. And as always, here's my Tracker because I like the ease of tracking there, but I'll give updates here. I didn't have the energy to theme this, so I'm just going to use all the Holiday meme's!