Apparently you haven't seen the background in my workout videos. Ghostess has a whole wall of shoes and she doesn't wear heels less than 4 inches
I really wanted to do my last one in heels but they didn't have my size.
Unfortunately this is not in the cards this time. We noticed a bunch of bugs in the kitchen recently and traced them to the lemon grass so it got tossed.
I am really glad you said this because that is exactly where I am. I need to hold on to something to keep balance at the bottom of the squat.
That sounds about right. Chinese people tend to fall in line because it is better than the alternative, whereas Japanese people tend to fall in line for much more cultural reasons. You really see this when people get out of their countries, where the Chinese folks tend be much more individualistic and non-conforming than the Japanese.
I think this sounds pretty much right. Chinese people have long traditions of overthrowing governments and regimes that aren't serving them, which is why the current one is VERY focused on their image
We are very happy to be here to help you talk through these
Concubines? I think you are going to have to be more specific! (There were like a bazillion different levels of concubines for the emperors but English only has the one word so it is hard to differentiate ). There are loads of period dramas on TV here that are just about the politics and powerplays between the various concubines.
That's an understatement. A bunch of folks from church had jobs and leases here, with all of their household goods in their apartments but when they left their visas got revoked and they could no longer get in the country, their employment was invalid and when the leases expire they need to figure out a way for those of us here in the country to get into their homes and collect what they absolutely need and arrange for it to be delivered to them. Lots of fire sales on used appliances/furniture these days.
Welcome! Bread and sausage will be happening, but today is just going to be cookies.
Yesterday did not start out well at all. I hardly slept at all the night before because even though the A/C was set for a reasonable temp and the fans turned all the way down, I was freezing, even with my long pajamas on. Around 3 I finally got up and turned it off, but by 5 Ghostess was just a puddle of sweat so I turned it back on for her and just gave up on sleeping. Needless to say it was not the best sleep I have had in a while.
I spent most of the morning just being a zombie, but I did get caught up on NF. By noon I was starting to feel human again so after lunch I got in a workout, but it was handstand/planche day so very shoulder heavy. While I was resting between exercises, I was trying out the squats and they were hard but I think valuable. I realized (again) that my side butt is super week and when I get into the squat my knees want to collapse inward so I have to keep that side butt activated to keep them up. In addition to the ankle area, it is also a really good stretch for my adductors, which need some attention or they will be vulnerable to injury again if I ever get back a trampoline park again.
After my workout, I drove Ghostess to the train station as she is off with her crew to spend the weekend in Shanxi.
When I got back I was really in the mood for some cookies, so I looked at what I had that needed to be used up and went with the ones pictured above. They were every bit as good as they look
I made some fish for dinner by seasoning a filet of some white fish with paprika, garlic powder, pepper and salt and putting it on bed of sliced potato disks, drizzling it with olive oil and then throwing it in the oven for 30 minutes. I also accidentally discovered that the potato disks that were not covered by the fish came out tasting like potato chips and so now I am going to have to try making just some potato chips because they were awesome. The fish wasn't bad either
As we were getting ready for bed, Ghostlet was complaining about the rash on his neck, which has been turning red and getting very scaly and painful. I think the medicine we got is having a bad reaction so I think I am going to stop using it and see how it goes.
I didn't get into bed until after midnight because I was up making another map for my D&D adventure