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  1. Technology always works better when you complain at it. Air fryer has moved to “processed” and I have an anticipated delivery date
  2. There’s some weather coming in Thursday, so my parents shifted their move up by a day and they’ll be here on Wednesday. I’m looking forward to it. We’re a week out from when I ordered the new air fryer and the order is still pending. This is the first time I’ve used my work’s awards system to order anything, so I don’t know if that’s unusual or not. It’s certainly a bit frustrating. With things feeling a bit calmer than they did a week or two ago, I think the next thing I’m going to focus on is adding another serving of veggies. Right now I mainly eat asparagus, bok cho
  3. I took an eight day break from getting takeout and, honestly, it’s probably been years since that last happened. The streak is broken at this point, but I’m ok with that. The point was more to break what felt like an all consuming, all controlling cycle of all the fast food all the time. I’ve been keeping up with swimming a couple of times a week. Covid restrictions are loosening up again this weekend, so we’ll see what that means as far as availability goes. I have figured out that weekend slots tend to open up late. By waiting to check until yesterday morning I was able to get a
  4. The backup plan to the unfortunate news from last week went fine. So things aren’t as good as we’d been hoping for, but we’re more or less back where we were a few months ago. The quick version of context is I have a relative with health issues. The state is expanding their vaccine criteria tomorrow, so all of my Minnesota family (except me and the six year old) should be eligible. The press conference said some groups might still have to wait a while, but the people I’m more worried about are top priority and my boss - who’s eligible but lower priority at this point - already got
  5. Thanks. Emotions have calmed down a bit since last week. And my coping mechanisms and support network both feel a lot stronger than they have in months and years past. I ordered an air fryer which should come sometime soon. I did already have one, but it was the absolute cheapest one I could find and only had one temperature setting (425F). The new one should let actually try out some air fryer recipes instead of just roasting vegetables and heating up frozen food.
  6. I got some incredibly unfortunate news yesterday, so now I’m generally tired and stuck in a bit of an emotional trough. On a completely different topic, in two weeks my parents will be moving in with me for an indeterminate while. They’re moving from Michigan to Minnesota, so they’ll be living with me until they buy a house. Obviously, going from living on my own to living with two other people is going to change rather a lot. The end result of the above is that I’m a bit shook and now does not feel like a good time to try to make more life changes. I’m going to keep on l
  7. Cauliflower wings are a different busy altogether. They’re basically florets with some breading and a sauce. I don’t think the actual taste is much different, but I can’t stand the texture of the florets. So tots it is for me. I got to the pool earlier today, which was nice. It’s been a little hard to get decent time slots lately as the pool is the busiest I remember seeing it since covid happened. Hopefully now that the weather is getting nicer some of those people will end up going outside. Tomorrow’s supposed to be 20 degrees warmer than today and we’re set to hit 50s by the wee
  8. Hi! Thanks for checking in. I meant to get on here more often, it just didn’t happen. Work has been fine that past couple weeks, at this point I’m actually impatiently waiting for people to get contracts signed so I can start working on one of my projects that’s been on hold. Emotionally, things have been a bit of a roller coaster, but that’s not altogether unexpected. Personal growth really sucks when you’re going through it sometimes. But things are starting to feel more settled and there is tremendous upside to getting where I’m going. Food has a
  9. I gave it another shot yesterday, cooking them a bit longer and they seemed to have more of a crispy outside and also a creamier inside. So I guess I was just undercooking them. Yesterday, I finished up work for one project and got another to the point where I don’t have anything else to do until the customer sends us paperwork. Now I’m on one - single - project. The stress cascading away from me in the past 24 hours or so has been wonderful. I will be almost certainly be getting off work on time today and have no plans afterwards to do Responsible Adult Things (TM). At
  10. Thank you to my past self for picking up some frozen meatballs and chopping a giant thing of bok choy a few days ago so that all I had to do for dinner tonight was drop a few things on a sheet pan. All goals intact. That was in a air fryer/toaster oven as it happens... but maybe this is when I finally learn what you’re actually supposed to use the broiler function for?
  11. Day one went well. Dentist appointment meant I finished up with work long before 7:30. A 3-4 minute workout was perfect for getting back from the dentist and grocery shopping a little after 8. Finally, I got two servings of veggies in, asparagus (decidedly healthy) and some cauliflower tots (decidedly unlikely to go bad in my fridge if I get busy and/or forget they exist). I’m still deciding how I feel about the tots. They didn’t have quite the crispy exterior I was looking for, but I could see them growing on me. Thanks! It feels like I’m finally hitting a balance b
  12. To quickly recap where my life is right now, work is incredibly busy at the moment and I’ve been working long hours trying to keep multiple customers happy. As of today, that’s still the case but I’m starting to see a hazy sort of glow that just might be a light at the end of the tunnel. Towards the end of last challenge I figured out that updating goals more or less weekly was working well for me given how hectic things are, so I’ll be sticking with that strategy. At least until Tuesday - the day of many meetings - my goals are: 1. Get back on the nutrition train. Currently
  13. Yesterday went pretty well. - The customer is happy with the solution to the tricky problem, so I can go focus on other projects for a couple of days. - The casserole got assembled and I cleaned the kitchen. - I found out The IT Crowd is on Netflix Today wasn’t half bad either: - Having a hard cutoff of 8pm really helped focus my last couple hours of work when I had to pick which bugs I wanted to focus on - The casserole is in the oven and more bok choy is cooking on the stove - I got in a short but totally counting it work when I got bored about halfw
  14. Another Tuesday down, another round of meetings to figure out which customer needs what when. Knock on every single piece of wood I can find, I think I’ve figured out the second to last tricky issue with one customer’s project so this week should (might) be a little less hectic. With everything going on with work right now, rolling goals seem like they make more sense than sticking with something for any length of time. So for this week: 1. Keep going with NF nutrition levels. Right now I’m on the eat one vegetable a day stage, which seems just about doable given that I choppe
  15. Yep, they don’t have a specific place picked out yet, but they’ll be living with me for a bit while they look for something in my general area.
  16. As predicted, I did not get around to exercise yesterday, but did get in a workout this evening after work. Workout 2B is way harder than 2A and I’m feeling it. Everything is trembling at the moment. I got one project pretty well wrapped up today, but another isn’t in a great spot, and the third needs to come off the back burner for a bit. So this will end up being a long week again. On the happier side, my parents accepted an offer on their house! Just over seven weeks until they live not 11 hours away from me
  17. Work did end up being reasonable last week, with a bit of overtime, but much more manageable. And being excused from a customer meeting this morning is a good sign for this week as well. Food and exercise continue to go well. Yesterday it sunk in that, given perpetual telehealth appointments on Mondays, switching my schedule from MWF to TThS is probably a good idea. Depending on how I’m feeling this evening, that change will happen this week or next. Thanks. it’s also a nice way to distract from all the things I “should” be doing. There’s not a ton of pattern to my
  18. All the customers were happy yesterday, so I get to have a normal work schedule this week. Got a fitness benchmark in today that went better than expected and nutrition has been going well.
  19. Got two things cooked today, so I should be good on food for a while.
  20. It’s been a good month or two since I posted here. Suffice it to say the holidays weren’t terribly less stressful than the rest of last year. But I’m here now and I’m going to try to be fairly consistent about that. So, goals: 1. Improve nutrition - I’m planning on using the nutrition levels in the nerd fitness app to guide what I’m eating, although I’ll really take anything that results in less takeout. 2. Exercise 3 times a week - I’m not sure what I’ll do specifically. We’re getting to the point (>2 weeks after new year’s) that I’m not completely uncomfortable
  21. My cousin want into the hospital this morning. I haven’t heard from her yet today, so I’m assuming she’s busy with checking in and trial sorts of things. That was, indeed, me. I was taking virtual classes with a lot of the same people I had been doing in person ones with, but stopped because I wasn’t getting any of the social components of the classes and I was getting bored with drills. The videos are a good idea that I hadn’t thought of. They might not be exactly what I’m used to, but I’m a lot more open to that when I’m not paying the same price as full in person
  22. Unfortunately hospital policy is changing as of tomorrow to not allow any visitors. My cousin is having a hard time with the news that she won’t be able to see even her husband for a solid month. She’s sad, scared, and pissed off that people couldn’t even wear masks or cut down their socializing enough for us to be in even slightly less of a raging pandemic.
  23. I needed this weekend. I got some much needed sleep and now have a much better idea of what day it is. Which happened just in time to order presents for the soon to be six year old’s birthday next weekend. Earlier today I finally got around to cooking the pasta dish that I made sauce for on Tuesday. All other cooking plans are getting pushed off indefinitely as I’m now far more aware of the fact that my parents are going to be getting here on Thursday. My cousin goes into the hospital on Tuesday (this got pushed back again for scheduling reasons, but is now officially
  24. Thanks. Family stuff is stable at this point and we were able to figure out the work issue this morning. So now I’m enjoying an evening of relaxing and looking forward to getting some good sleep this weekend.
  25. I ended up babysitting until 6:30 today so cooking dinner didn’t happen, which I’m fine with. My eventual dinner choice wasn’t the healthiest, but it did come from my freezer instead of a restaurant, so I’ll take the win in that.
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