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I was going to come back to the forums with another stab at my narrative. But honestly, so much has happened, and I’ve written myself into a fair few dead ends, that I think a whole new narrative, at some point, would be best. 

 

 

But whilst I’m thinking of that, this challenge needs a theme. And A Series of Unfortunate Events came to mind. Mainly because in the months since I last posted, I have been dealing with loss, of some form or another, and the need to be brave and resourceful is much like the three orphans who forged for themselves a sanctuary in each other, with their own strength and love and resourcefulness, in a world that was largely set against them.

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 I feel stronger now. Not 100%. But stronger. And this challenge represents my tentative steps back into the swing of things. Hence the lack of focus on the physical. I have plenty of things ahead to keep me occupied, such as the world championships with the amazing @Charlie_Quinn, @jonfirestar and @Jarric. And then we get to do it all over again with Nuclear Fallout, with @iatetheyeti coming down again. But this is about reclaiming lost ground on a more mental level, and my goals will reflect that.

 

Violet

 

The oldest of the Baudelaire children, Violet takes on the responsibility of her two younger siblings and often gets them out of trouble with her ingenious inventions. Violet is the doer, often the one to think of plans to get them out of scraps, and nearly always the one to come up with the inventions to do it. 

 

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The goal then, is to be more like Violet and get inventing. Put my creative mind to work and start writing. It doesn’t matter what. It doesn’t matter how many words. This is about me re-finding the things that I love. 


Goal: 4 hours of writing per week

 


Klaus 

 

Klaus is the middle child, and the reader of the siblings. Intelligent, bookish, loyal and kind, Klaus is a fountain of knowledge and his nuggets of information are often crucial to them understanding the world around them with the many adults who wish them harm or make their lives harder simply from misunderstanding them. 

 

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The goal here, is to be more like Klaus and read. Read for knowledge, for pleasure. To expand my horizons once again. 

 

Goal: 1 hour of reading every day

 

 

Sunny

 

Sunny, whilst only a baby when their parents were killed, is still a strong character and just as worthy as her siblings when it comes to getting out of scraps. She loves her siblings, and her inability to speak in anything other than the baby talk only her siblings can understand does not stop her from being wise and observant in the world around her. She has also developed a keen interest in culinary matters and knows that a dash of cinnamon goes a long way in hot chocolate! 

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To be more like Sunny, I will get busy in the kitchen, prep healthy meals and nourish my body properly. 


Goal: Eat at least 2 healthy meals per day

 

Yes, this is a broad goal, but it’s an easy yes/no kind of thing for tracking purposes. I will also be aiming to meal prep at the weekends, and slowly clean up my diet from the shocking depths it plummeted to during the worst of the bad times. 
 

 

So, the TL;DR version:

 

Violet: 4 hours writing per week
Klaus: 1 hour reading per day
Sunny: At least 2 healthy meals per day
 

Not sure how this will be tracked, my efforts at creating a table are proving... difficult. But I'll get there.

 

 

Oh, and it is good to be back!!

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:) It'll come as no surprise that I'm following, I'm sure. I'll admit that I'm a little surprised at no mention of CrossFit but I do understand the desire to focus on the mental rather than the physical for the challenge. Welcome back Rho. 

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8 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

:) It'll come as no surprise that I'm following, I'm sure. I'll admit that I'm a little surprised at no mention of CrossFit but I do understand the desire to focus on the mental rather than the physical for the challenge. Welcome back Rho. 

Yeah, I almost added it, but there's only 3 Baudelaire children lol. CrossFit is on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. Now I've posted it, feel free to hold me accountable!

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Hey Rho, following along. Ive sort of watched you from afar recently and i have to say, im so proud of you and impressed. You really are an inspiring person, warm, kind, sensitive, strong....I look forward to seeing you grow both mentally and physically. Good luck <3 x

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Looks a solid challenge Rho, good luck!

 

3 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

Not sure how this will be tracked, my efforts at creating a table are proving... difficult. But I'll get there.

 

A table:

                  

             Week 1                M    T    W    T     F    S    S    Total

Violet: Hours per day      -      -      -      -     -      -     -         -/4
Klaus: Hours per day      -      -      -      -      -      -     -        -/7
Sunny: Meals per day     -      -     -        -      -     -     -        -/14

 

Repeat the above 4 times. (it might be worth putting into an actual table or into excel/google sheets, but you get the idea).

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I'm so glad to see you back here.

 

Welcome home.

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

           Week 1                M    T    W    T     F    S    S    Total

Violet: Hours per day      -      -      -      -     -      -     -         -/4
Klaus: Hours per day      -      -      -      -      -      -     -        -/7
Sunny: Meals per day     -      -     -        -      -     -     -        -/14

 

 

Week 1

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Total

Violet: Hours per day

             

-/4

Klaus: Hours per day

             

-/7

Sunny: Meals per day

             

 -/14

 

 

;)

 

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Rho it's so good to see you!! <3  We adore your presence, no matter what capacity you feel you can handle, and the Rangers will ALWAYS be rooting for you.  You are so amazing and strong!!

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2 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Can you believe I haven't seen this movie yet? Saw all the amazing stuff you did on Fb. and know you are up to more astonishing things. :loyal:

Have your boys read the books? They are a bit of a dark sense of humor, but our family loved them.

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Yay, Rho is back!! I loved reading about your OCR adventures with @jonfirestar, but it made me miss you, so I am glad you're back. I love Series of Unfortunate Events. The books were hysterical. I watched season 1 on Netflix, but still need to watch season 2.

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Welcome back!  Good challenge, you'll do great!

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23 hours ago, Ann of Vries said:

These are good goals. Good luck, and I hope you find that internal sanctuary!

Thank you! I'm excited to start up again :) 

 

21 hours ago, Salinger said:

Hey Rho, following along. Ive sort of watched you from afar recently and i have to say, im so proud of you and impressed. You really are an inspiring person, warm, kind, sensitive, strong....I look forward to seeing you grow both mentally and physically. Good luck <3 x

Hey, Sal! Wow, thank you! 

 

19 hours ago, Jarric said:

Looks a solid challenge Rho, good luck!

 

 

A table:

                  

             Week 1                M    T    W    T     F    S    S    Total

Violet: Hours per day      -      -      -      -     -      -     -         -/4
Klaus: Hours per day      -      -      -      -      -      -     -        -/7
Sunny: Meals per day     -      -     -        -      -     -     -        -/14

 

Repeat the above 4 times. (it might be worth putting into an actual table or into excel/google sheets, but you get the idea).

Thank you! I was totally overthinking the different totals thing and how that would look!

 

18 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I'm so glad to see you back here.

 

Welcome home.

Thanks Tank. It's good to be home. 

 

18 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

 

 

Week 1

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Total

Violet: Hours per day

             

-/4

Klaus: Hours per day

             

-/7

Sunny: Meals per day

             

 -/14

 

 

;)

 

I love you guys! I'll probably run with Jarric's, for ease of copy and paste and editing, but I appreciate it massively!

 

16 hours ago, Salinger said:

You guys are so kind x

They are the best :) 

 

16 hours ago, shaar said:

Rho it's so good to see you!! <3  We adore your presence, no matter what capacity you feel you can handle, and the Rangers will ALWAYS be rooting for you.  You are so amazing and strong!!

Shaar! Thank you, that means a lot!

 

15 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Can you believe I haven't seen this movie yet? Saw all the amazing stuff you did on Fb. and know you are up to more astonishing things. :loyal:

Ah, thank you! I surprise myself sometimes! The film had bad reviews, and the way they amalgamated 3 books into one was a little jarring. But I like it!

 

13 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Have your boys read the books? They are a bit of a dark sense of humor, but our family loved them.

I still have all my books. I need to re-read them for fun... hey, that ties in nicely with my goals this time around!

 

13 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Yay, Rho is back!! I loved reading about your OCR adventures with @jonfirestar, but it made me miss you, so I am glad you're back. I love Series of Unfortunate Events. The books were hysterical. I watched season 1 on Netflix, but still need to watch season 2.

I'm back! I haven't actually watched the Netflix series, is it any good?

 

5 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Welcome back!  Good challenge, you'll do great!

Thanks Cheetah! Good to be back!

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44 minutes ago, Rhovaniel said:

I love you guys! I'll probably run with Jarric's, for ease of copy and paste and editing, but I appreciate it massively!

 

TBF mine will copy, paste and just as easily :P but I actually like the simplicity of @Jarric's one more. I was just showing off.

 

 

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21 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

 

 

Week 1

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Total

Violet: Hours per day

             

-/4

Klaus: Hours per day

             

-/7

Sunny: Meals per day

             

 -/14

 

 

;)

 

 

2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

TBF mine will copy, paste and just as easily :P but I actually like the simplicity of @Jarric's one more. I was just showing off.

 

 

 

I was just about to call you a show-off, but you beat me to it :P 

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Hey Dragon Lady! :D

Following, of course. I'M SO FRICKIN EXCITED FOR THIS WEEKEND!

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2 hours ago, Jarric said:

I was just about to call you a show-off, but you beat me to it :P 

Oh I literally did it only because you mentioned it'd be better as a table so I decided to show you that it could be done ;) 

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2 hours ago, Salinger said:

Have a great day Rho xx

Thank you, Sal. You too :) 

 

1 hour ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Hey Dragon Lady! :D

Following, of course. I'M SO FRICKIN EXCITED FOR THIS WEEKEND!

Mushu wallpaper called screencaps(I know it's not in context, but it was just too perfect not to! I'm a Dragon!) 

 

 

Also - yay! Worlds! So excited! I can't wait!

 

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7 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

Thank you! I'm excited to start up again :) 

 

Hey, Sal! Wow, thank you! 

 

Thank you! I was totally overthinking the different totals thing and how that would look!

 

Thanks Tank. It's good to be home. 

 

I love you guys! I'll probably run with Jarric's, for ease of copy and paste and editing, but I appreciate it massively!

 

They are the best :) 

 

Shaar! Thank you, that means a lot!

 

Ah, thank you! I surprise myself sometimes! The film had bad reviews, and the way they amalgamated 3 books into one was a little jarring. But I like it!

 

I still have all my books. I need to re-read them for fun... hey, that ties in nicely with my goals this time around!

 

I'm back! I haven't actually watched the Netflix series, is it any good?

  

Thanks Cheetah! Good to be back!

I haven't watched season 2 yet, but season 1 is great. Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf, and he is fantastic.

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I have missed you so much, and I never could quite get used to not seeing you around, and ... in my head my voice is suddenly sounding like Martin Freeman, so ... I'm just going to sniff hard and put on that British stiff upper lip and say, I think your return is:

 

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Welcome home, dearest Rho.  :)  :)  :) 

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16 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

I haven't watched season 2 yet, but season 1 is great. Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf, and he is fantastic.

I shall add it to my 'to watch' list!

 

1 hour ago, SkyGirl said:

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I have missed you so much, and I never could quite get used to not seeing you around, and ... in my head my voice is suddenly sounding like Martin Freeman, so ... I'm just going to sniff hard and put on that British stiff upper lip and say, I think your return is:

 

tenor.gif?itemid=3683225 

 

Welcome home, dearest Rho.  :)  :)  :) 

Oh, Sky, are you trying to make me break my Britishness and give you a tearful hug of joy instead of a reserved nod and warm handshake? Because it's working!

 

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It's good to be back, and good to see you here! Thank you!

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Well, it's a good job this challenge doesn't start till next week. My food the last few days has been... appalling. When I don't plan, I spend a lot of time and money buying junk food. The accompanying feeling of self-loathing is somewhat new, however, which is why I'm posting. Because internalising that is really not going to do me any good. Two days of bad eating brought on by forgetting to take a prepped meal out of the freezer and being so tired yesterday that I didn't prep any breakfast. 

 

*headdesk* 

 

Thanks for listening to my whining. 

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