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HI GUYS

 

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It is... springtime! (Is it?  ???) Everyone is posting pics of leaves and blooms and flowers and I'm still looking out the window at bare trees and freshly mulched plots just w a i t i n g .............

 

Anyways my life has been 110% gogogo since uh.  January?  When I started my new job (which I love), and since I started fitting the gym back into my life routine (which I also love), so keeping up with challenge goals outside of DON'T FORGET TO SLEEP has been HARD for me!  Life is seriously great for me right now after a long string of struggles and adjustments, so for this challenge I'm taking inspiration from the brilliant suggestion of @Urgan and we are gonna go....

 

IYASHIKEI.

 

(surely you are thinking, shaar what is that WORD what does it MEAN i have never SEEN this word in my life???)

 

Iyashikei (癒し系) is Japanese for "healing", a term used for anime and manga created with the specific purpose of having a healing or soothing effect on the audience. These anime can be about anything, and they tend to be slow-paced and peaceful – the complete opposite of action anime. Their stories meander as they draw viewers into their worlds, giving them a relaxed, joyful feeling. Iyashikei anime are meant to help audiences momentarily put aside their troubles and remember to appreciate the small delights of life.

 

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So we're gonna chill it out in here this challenge - no goals, nothing to achieve, my only accomplishment will be to be mindful when things get slam bang bananas and do my best to take a deep breath and not run my poor skeleton into the ground.  (I mean I know they eventually GO there but you know, prematurely.)

 

... No wait, I lied, my second accomplishment is to get out and EXPLORE MORE.  I want to use my weekends for getting out into the New England countryside, the mountains and tucked away sanctuaries of nature and beauty.  There is so much around here that I never noticed (or rather, paid attention to) when I was a kid, and I'm real hype to start a short list and get out to see everything there is to see!~

 

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I'll take you guys with me and take photos and videos of the rural mountain life, promise.  IYASHIKEI.  If you need a good vibe or a chill moment, you know where to come.  HERE.  It's here, y'all.  LET'S DO IT. <3

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WOW. Iyashikei. I am not only completely here for this challenge, but I am so delighted by this word and its meaning that I think I may name my first daughter Iyashikei. WOW.

 

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I cannot wait to follow along on your healing, exploring adventures!!

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Here for this!

 

1 hour ago, SkyGirl said:

I think I may name my first daughter Iyashikei

If you do, leave off the kei on the end.  That word just indicates the type or category ;) 

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2 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Here for this!

 

If you do, leave off the kei on the end.  That word just indicates the type or category ;) 

 

Aha, MUCH appreciated.  :D 

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HAI

 

Oooh iyashikei anime sounds amazing. Recs??

 

imma try and keep up but no promises. but I’ll try and at least catch up sometimes. :panda: 

 

<3

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This sounds AMAZING Shaar...healing, wow. So important and so great. I willl of course be following you around and sending my love whenever i can :) xx

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just briefly

I'm HERE

 

as for explores on the Weekend. very COOL!

 

don't get lost in the Mountains, but DO have some adventures

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btw  New flowers Have been coming out

 

I saw Violets this weekend!  Yellow and Purple...

and did you know that spring beauty flowers are blooming in Just a few spots.

 

unless Mass is differnt then PA; in the midst of this challenge- spring beauty flowers will carpet the woods.

 

there is also Trillium/ trout lillies....

 

fun things to find.

 

do you know many wild flowers?

 

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11 hours ago, Shadri said:

HAI

 

Oooh iyashikei anime sounds amazing. Recs??

 

imma try and keep up but no promises. but I’ll try and at least catch up sometimes. :panda: 

 

<3

 

I'm sure shaar has her own list of recs, but.....the gifs are from Flying Witch (new witch comes to town and makes friends). If you like that one, Amanchu (shy girl learns how to scuba dive and make friends) might work for you, too. I just finished My Roommate is a Cat (hikikomori-esque boy is adopted by smol cat friend...and learns how to make friends) yesterday. Helpful Kitsune Senko-san (near suicidal Japanese salary-man is befriended by a fox deity so don't die plz--are you noticing a pattern yet?) looks good, it's a new one I haven't seen any of yet but I plan to. 

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19 hours ago, Rinna said:

I am here to witness the Shaar-ness.

 

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WINTER WHY IS IT LIKE THIS

 

I think we are finally out of the woods...... finally......... the snow covered woods.......................

 

18 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Here for the log vlogs.

 

Note to self: FIND MORE LOGS

 

18 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Let us know if you encounter any authors solving murders.

 

OH MAN I SURE HOPE SO THAT'S RIGHT UP MY ALLEY~

 

18 hours ago, SkyGirl said:

WOW. Iyashikei. I am not only completely here for this challenge, but I am so delighted by this word and its meaning that I think I may name my first daughter Iyashikei. WOW.

 

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I cannot wait to follow along on your healing, exploring adventures!!

 

It is a REAL FEEL FOR SURE ^____________^

 

SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE as always!!!! <33333

 

16 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Here for this!

 

YAAAAAAAAAAAY WELCOME\o/

 

13 hours ago, Shadri said:

HAI

 

Oooh iyashikei anime sounds amazing. Recs??

 

imma try and keep up but no promises. but I’ll try and at least catch up sometimes. :panda: 

 

<3

 

HAAAIII

 

Sometimes all you can do is a brief run by and high five and I TOTALLY GET THAT OK <3  I'm glad to have a high five every once in a while!

 

Urgan's rec's are PERFECT FWIW~

 

5 hours ago, Salinger said:

This sounds AMAZING Shaar...healing, wow. So important and so great. I willl of course be following you around and sending my love whenever i can :) xx

 

RANGERS GONNA HEAL~ <3

 

5 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Totally here for this.  Happy challenge!

 

HIHIHI WELCOME TO THE CHILL ZONE MY DUDE

 

2 hours ago, NeverThatBored said:

Following! :D 

 

NTB <3 <3 <3 Hihihihiiii!!  HOW ARE YOU???

 

2 hours ago, TGP said:

just briefly

I'm HERE

 

as for explores on the Weekend. very COOL!

 

don't get lost in the Mountains, but DO have some adventures

---

btw  New flowers Have been coming out

 

I saw Violets this weekend!  Yellow and Purple...

and did you know that spring beauty flowers are blooming in Just a few spots.

 

unless Mass is differnt then PA; in the midst of this challenge- spring beauty flowers will carpet the woods.

 

there is also Trillium/ trout lillies....

 

fun things to find.

 

do you know many wild flowers?

 

 

I am waiting SO PATIENTLY for flowers!  None yet!!!!  We have some small buds on the trees but no leaves yet either......... at least the grass is green?? ?? ???

 

I love violets so much, they used to grow in patches at my childhood house. :)

 

I am wildly uneducated in most flowers though!!!!!

 

1 hour ago, Urgan said:

 

I'm sure shaar has her own list of recs, but.....the gifs are from Flying Witch (new witch comes to town and makes friends). If you like that one, Amanchu (shy girl learns how to scuba dive and make friends) might work for you, too. I just finished My Roommate is a Cat (hikikomori-esque boy is adopted by smol cat friend...and learns how to make friends) yesterday. Helpful Kitsune Senko-san (near suicidal Japanese salary-man is befriended by a fox deity so don't die plz--are you noticing a pattern yet?) looks good, it's a new one I haven't seen any of yet but I plan to. 

 

BLESS YOU THANK YOU 

 

55 minutes ago, Ann of Vries said:

Here for the healing and peaceful vibes <3 

 

YES welcome welcome!! <3 <3

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HELLO FRIENDS!!!! *^_^*  Gosh I'm so glad to see so many of you coming in to say HI to little ol' ME~

 

I hope everyone is doing ok today!!!  It's FINALLY DEFINITELY spring here, the sun is out and the grass is mostly green (mostly) and things will SURELY be blooming soon huh??  I can drive around with my windows down and that is the best ever..

 

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I'm REALLY excited to take more ADVENTURES, I got my Mass Audubon welcome packet in the mail yesterday and it had a huge brochure of all the parks here and WOW THERE ARE A LOT.  Also I kinda want to buy a kayak ?? ??? They're only like 100 bucks so like maybe I could strap that sucker on my roof and go to one of the 965 lakes around here??? I DUNNO GUYS what to do............

 

So, Shaar this week!

 

- Tomorrow at work is a most-all-day training where we get FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH wowie wow wow I've already put in my lunch order... :3

- Wednesday is a half day, I leave at 2 and the Boy is flying into Boston that afternoon so I'm probably gonna be pretty off the grid until next Monday at this point so.... huh.  Huh!  I'll try to check in on y'all at least!

 

I'm sitting here eating lunch and I somehow just bit the underside of my tongue like ?? ?? ?? HOW??? My teeth are not THERE and also my teeth do not MOVE so how in the hell is this even possible

 

Mouth bones why ;_;

 

OK that's all for now, gonna finish up eating and go check in on everyone's shiny new challenges!!  HAPPY MONDAY Y'ALL~ <3

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11 minutes ago, shaar said:

Urgan's rec's are PERFECT FWIW~

 

11 minutes ago, shaar said:

BLESS YOU THANK YOU 

 

* salutes *

 

This is my favorite genre now, so there will be more examples for sure...is it weird how much more appealing slow fuzzy shows where Nothing Happens and It's So Much Fun to Watch become??

 

1 minute ago, shaar said:

I'm sitting here eating lunch and I somehow just bit the underside of my tongue like ?? ?? ?? HOW??? My teeth are not THERE and also my teeth do not MOVE so how in the hell is this even possible

 

Mouth bones why ;_;

 

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5 minutes ago, Urgan said:

* salutes *

 

This is my favorite genre now, so there will be more examples for sure...is it weird how much more appealing slow fuzzy shows where Nothing Happens and It's So Much Fun to Watch become??

 

 

Flying Witch literally floated me through a lot of the Oh No Chaos Rodeo summer of last year.

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1 minute ago, shaar said:

 

Flying Witch literally floated me through a lot of the Oh No Chaos Rodeo summer of last year.

 

Iyashikei: Reminding You That You Don't Hate Being Alive

 

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well, these darn violets are tricky!

I think it might be viola Pennsylvanica; but there's descriptions of the plant that Don't quite seem to match

 

for one...

 

these little plants are nearly the first to bloom.  (and googling; it aint saying that).... they are beating spring beauties, trillium, and trout lillies.  Wow!

 

Mass Might be a little further behind but keep your eye's open!  it can't be far off.

 

anyways... we'll just call the yellow violets. "Wood yellow violets"  that can't be far off.  I really need to take pics.  you too! if you see something pretty capture it!  we've spent so long looking at white nasty snow; its time for something much better...

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1 hour ago, shaar said:

Also I kinda want to buy a kayak

 

Do it. They're fun and (as far as boats go) very portable. I always wanted an aircraft carrier but could neither afford it nor fit it in my garage so I settled for a kayak. Good times.

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5 hours ago, shaar said:

RANGERS GONNA HEAL~ <3

Haha! I saw Tanktimus' thread and was reminded that Aragorn, the prototypical Ranger, was also a great healer. Yay synchronicity!

 

in for the iyashikei and CAPS LOCK RANTS! Though I am intrigued to see how those two mesh...

 

5 hours ago, shaar said:

Also I kinda want to buy a kayak ??

That's a good idea, it will encourage you to go on adventures, and being on the water can give you such a different perspective! But you must realize that as soon as you buy a kayak the weather will be terrible for at least two weeks afterwards... Fortuna will have her fun with you.

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16 hours ago, GoodDoug said:

Haha! I saw Tanktimus' thread and was reminded that Aragorn, the prototypical Ranger, was also a great healer. Yay synchronicity!

 

And I just learned (as I slog my way through Return of the King, book not movie) that some of his healing ability is directly related to him being the True King.......who knew?

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On 4/15/2019 at 1:03 PM, shaar said:

 

I'm REALLY excited to take more ADVENTURES, I got my Mass Audubon welcome packet in the mail yesterday and it had a huge brochure of all the parks here and WOW THERE ARE A LOT.  Also I kinda want to buy a kayak ?? ??? They're only like 100 bucks so like maybe I could strap that sucker on my roof and go to one of the 965 lakes around here??? I DUNNO GUYS what to do............

 

 

DO IT DO IT DO IT

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