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It smells like wet leaves and dog outside. It's really not very magical.

 

 Is anyone else thinking about the next challenge yet? I've started brainstorming ideas which means I stare at a blank screen and think about cookies for a while. I figure the ideas will come eventually? Maybe? Eh, we'll see :D 

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I've already used my GL powers to secretly post my next challenge.

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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8 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I've already used my GL powers to secretly post my next challenge.

 

I would have if I had more than a title and tenuous theme. 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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21 minutes ago, deftona said:

 

I would have if I had more than a title and tenuous theme. 

The important thing is I posted before you did.

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I've already used my GL powers to secretly post my next challenge.

Did you feel a wave of relief wash over you? I need a wave of relief. :D 

57 minutes ago, deftona said:

 

I would have if I had more than a title and tenuous theme. 

I think I should label my next challenge "A Title and a Tenuous Theme"  it has a good ring to it! 

36 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

The important thing is I posted before you did.

😂 Day made. I'm cracking up 

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3 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Did you feel a wave of relief wash over you? I need a wave of relief. :D 

I think I should label my next challenge "A Title and a Tenuous Theme"  it has a good ring to it! 

😂 Day made. I'm cracking up 

Back in the days before my ascension, before I was even an ambassador, I would write up my next challenge in a google doc then as soon as I saw that the new challenge forums had gone up I would copy+paste my challenge into a thread. Doing that might not give the wave of relief you seek, but it might be the methadone version.

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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7 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

I think I should label my next challenge "A Title and a Tenuous Theme"  it has a good ring to it! 

 

If I am really honest, this has been the true theme of every single challenge I have done for the last 7 years. 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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15 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Back in the days before my ascension, before I was even an ambassador, I would write up my next challenge in a google doc then as soon as I saw that the new challenge forums had gone up I would copy+paste my challenge into a thread. Doing that might not give the wave of relief you seek, but it might be the methadone version.

It does help. And it's a nice way to really edit my post and think about "Is that a goal I really give a shit about, or am I just trying to fill up this challenge? Thanks, Tank. Good suggestion. 

11 hours ago, deftona said:

 

If I am really honest, this has been the true theme of every single challenge I have done for the last 7 years. 

Same though. I feel like Mine are "A couple days of cute GIFs followed by weeks of hiding under the blankets."

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Last night I made Chef Julie Yoon's lasagna for 2 ,and her kale salad that was olive oil and a little salt massaged into the kale (eye roll), a tablespoon of dijon mustard, and a tbsp of honey, and zest and juice of one lemon. I love this woman. She has good recipes that make good food.  The Lasagna for 2 served the three of us really well with a couple of servings leftover for lunches or whatever.  And we have an infinite supply of kale salad, since it seems to have the same multiplication properties as tribbles. 

 

The next challenge is taking shape. It's only wednesday. What magic is this week? I swear we've lived for a month in the last three days. :D  Also it's deceptively cold now. I took off my jacket while walking because I was too warm, but I should've worn long sleeves. Now I can't warm up. I think a hot bath and a cup of tea is in my future. Or I could exercise more too.. nonononono hot bath sounds much better :D 

 

 

 

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I weighed 258 today. It's a jump up, but I'm ready to get back to work. 

 

Half of my family who had covid are recovered, and the other half are just starting to feel a little better. My great aunt who had the heart attack went back to the ER twice but she's okay now, and social services is working with her. My brother lost his job today and it's not his fault  and the way they did it was rotten, and they know it.  He's going to take some time to take care of himself and figure out his next step, and his wife is being awesome about the whole thing. They're going to be okay, and everyone is willing to help them out in the meantime. My dad is more blind than before and we're adjusting a lot to that, but we're finding solutions and that's a good feeling too.

 

My challenge goals are now habits that get me through the days. Journaling, making the bed, and meditating. I make the bed after breakfast, and my room just feels more peaceful. I meditated in the afternoon after lunch because that's really when I need it most, and journaling helps me process what's going on. But I still stress eat a ton of cookies and I'm just not quite where I want to be yet with managing stress that doesn't really belong to me. Y'know what I mean? I mean, I love and care about my family, and I'm totally here if they need me. But I'm still working on not putting myself on hold just in case someone needs me. So I think the next challenge is going to be more about action and cookie-alternatives. ;) 

 

You know what else is going to happen during the next challenge? MY 40th BIRTHDAY! I'm so excited. I'm praying my brother and his family stay healthy, because I want them to come over and we'll eat brownie sundaes and eat something delicious and just make old lady jokes. I bought these cookie cutters that are dinosaurs with their bones stamped on them, and I said "WE SHOULD MAKE THESE COOKIES FOR MY 40th birthday because I'm a fossil now!" and my mom was totally NOT amused by that. 🤣

 

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THEY'RE SO CUTE! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snarky, this post is full of what could be bad news but you're dealing with it tremendously well. 

 

And yay for the 40th birthday! That's exciting! TH says it's no different to your 30's and he has almost a month of experience of it by now! 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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28 minutes ago, deftona said:

Snarky, this post is full of what could be bad news but you're dealing with it tremendously well. 

Thanks! I feel like I'm getting better at dealing. I should be a pro by the time we're celebrating my 90th birthday

 

28 minutes ago, deftona said:

 

And yay for the 40th birthday! That's exciting! TH says it's no different to your 30's and he has almost a month of experience of it by now! 

To TH:  YAY TH! Thanks for testing out 40 for the rest of us, Mister :D  *back to Deffy* YAY! Thank you! I kinda view it like a new NF challenge. I'm totally over 39, BRING ON 40 ALREADY! AND ICE CREAM! :D I think I might finally be at my proper age. Maybe I was just 40 for my whole life :D 

 

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I got a great early birthday present today!  My oldest and best Toy friend, Raggedy Ann has a new dress, apron and bloomers today! I asked my mom if she would help me just fix her up a little, and she sewed up this wonderful outfit. And she looks so great in her new clothes! She's still raggedy, and she has her original raggedy dress underneath, but there was this part of me that just... She needed a new dress. I fixed up her hair a little, and she has a few holes to be mended. She's so, well, raggedy, she looks a little strange with her new dress, but It's just nice to see her cared for in this way, and it meant a lot to me. It's a great early birthday present to see my childhood toy in clothes that aren't mostly holes. I think I just needed to look at this symbol of my childhood and know it is still precious and important, even as I become middle-aged. 

I'll have to take a photo and share it soon.

 

In "Well, I'm not old and wise yet" moment, I carried a bunch of grass today with short sleeves on, and my arms and neck are covered in fine scratches. I look like I was attacked by tiny, adorable kittens. I will always wear gloves and long sleeves from now on when I'm in the yard. It wasn't really a planned activity, but still. LONG SLEEVES.  It's actually pretty puffy and irritated now. I've gently washed it and put ointment on it. I think a good night's sleep will help.

 

My tombstone is gonna read "A good night's sleep will help" or "A good night's sleep solves a lot of things" Something along those lines. I say that a LOT :D:D 

 

New challenge day tomorrow! WHO IS READY?! WOOT WOOT! I'm almost ready. Maybe. I have a lot of different drafts and variations written down. WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW??!!?!

 

Okay, goodnight, friends :D 

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