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22 hours ago, Chesire said:

eek!  congratulations!  Hugs to everyone!

8 hours ago, Rookie said:

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CONGRATS!!!!! Welcome to the rebellion BabyG ;)

Thank you!!! :)

 

23 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Omg this is fantastic!! I hope you are feeling good and not too tired and sore! Congratulations!!! 💜💜💜💜💜

Thank you! I'm n ot too sore, thankfully. The healing process has been a bit better than I anticipated, but not entirely without pain. lol. And she's been sleeping well, so that definitely helps with getting some sleep. :)

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“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Three:

🟥🟩🟥🟩⬜⬜⬜ - 2/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜ - 4/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜ - 4/7 pts

⬜                                             - 0/1 pt

 

Wednesday was good. Spent some time chilling in the morning. Went to lunch with the fam and then visited my dad's work so his co-workers could meet BabyG. (A bunch of them have worked with him since I was tiny, so it was fun for them to meet our little girl.) Spent the evening enjoying our little girl. :) We've started preparing ourselves for when D has to go back to work. The fact that BabyG sleeps well at night helps a lot!

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Three:

🟥🟩🟥🟩🟩🟥⬜ - 3/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜ - 6/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜ - 6/7 pts

⬜                                             - 0/1 pt

 

Thursday and Friday were good. :) Not a whole lot going on. Just chilling and taking care of BabyG. D had work again Friday. It was different not having him around, but the day went well for him, and I knew it had to happen sooner or later. lol.

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Three:

🟥🟩🟥🟩🟩🟥🟥 - 3/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 - 7/7 pts (+5)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 - 7/7 pts (+5)

🟥                                             - 0/1 pt

 

Weekly points: 27

Total points: 70

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Week three was pretty good. Didn't count out my vitamins, so getting them in at all was a plus. Reading the Silmarillion was clearly not high on my list of things to do with my free time, but that's okay cause it meant I was getting the rest I needed while BabyG slept.

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Four:

🟥🟥🟥⬜⬜⬜⬜ - 0/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜ - 3/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜ - 3/7 pts

⬜                                             - 0/1 pt

 

So far this week has been pretty good. The weather has been super nice and we've been spending some much needed time outside. :)

Monday, we went to my Grandpa's and that side of my family got to meet BabyG.

Tuesday, BabyG and I went to visit D at work during his lunch break. We went for a walk around where D works and BabyG had her first stroller ride. I can't believe she's two weeks already! The past couple weeks have been full, but so great!

 

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Sweet BabyG

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Oh! I forgot to mention it in the previous update ramblings, but I've decided to pursue a course for web development. (I've also looked at a couple other courses, but not sure yet when I'll start those.) Currently working on the first part of the course, which is an Introduction to HTML5. I'm hoping to work on it while BabyG is taking naps throughout the day when I don't have other things that need done. (As long as I don't need a nap myself. lol)

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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On 6/2/2022 at 5:57 AM, Snarkyfishguts said:

Ahhhh! Baby G os so dang tiny and cute!😻

thank you fpr sharing the tiny cutenesss!

 

thats really cool that you are going to take a web development course! I hope you like it!   I like too that you are giving yourself time to rest when you need it. 💜

 

For sure!!! :) And I agree! Might be a tad biased though. 😅

 

Thank you! It's been pretty good so far, but mostly introduction stuff so I guess we'll see how it goes once I get past that. lol

On 6/2/2022 at 6:07 AM, Chesire said:

Squee!  Adorable tiny munchkin! 

 

What is this mysterious time when a baby is sleeping and you don't have other things you need to do?  😆  Glad to see you are taking care of yourself in all the ways and allowing yourself rest too 💙

❤️

 

lol. I don't know! 😂 Still figuring that out myself. I've been using time that probably should be spent cleaning my room, but oh well. Things are getting clean regardless so I can't complain.

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Four:

🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥⬜⬜ - 0/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ - 5/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ - 5/7 pts

⬜                                             - 0/1 pt

 

Wednesday and Thursday were good. BabyG and I hung out together and I was able to get some study time in. Had a phone visit for a postpartum appointment, which was so short I was glad I didn't have to go to the office for it. Got caught up on some emails that I had let sit for longer than I should have. 😅

Haven't been doing great with my vitamins. Really need to get them counted out and set in a more visible spot. Almost picked up The Silmarillion earlier this week, but then got distracted by baby needs. Getting so close to finishing though!!! (All the end notes and indexes and stuff don't help my current percentage. lol.)

Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Four:

🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥🟩⬜ - 1/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜ - 6/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜ - 6/7 pts

⬜                                             - 0/1 pt

 

Friday was good. Was able to be outside a little bit and that was refreshing. This week has been a bit different with D being back at work, but I've been enjoying all the baby cuddles. :) It hasn't been a bad week but I'm definitely glad for the weekend.

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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9 hours ago, Chesire said:

Are most of the family/ chosen family / very important people introductions done?   Are you settling into more regular baby time?  How are you?

I think so. D's family lives a bit of a drive away (about 6-7 hours), so we're waiting on those for a bit because of work and everything, but other than his fam I think most everyone that she needs to meet has met her. The only person I can think of that I would really like to have her meet (aside from D's fam) as soon as we're able to is my Great-Grandmother since I'm not entirely sure how much longer she's going to be around.

Yeah, things are starting to settle a bit into more normal of schedule; whatever that means. lol. We're doing well. D is back to work and BabyG and I have just been chilling and enjoying each other. :) I'm thinking about going to a mommy meet-up tomorrow maybe. We'll see how tonight goes for sleep.

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Four:

🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥🟩🟥 - 1/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 - 7/7 pts (+5)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 - 7/7 pts (+5)

🟩                                             - 1/1 pt

 

Weekly points: 26

Total points: 96

 

Saturday was good. I think. lol. Don't really remember what happened that day....

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Vitamins weren't  a total disaster but again, didn't count them out so didn't have them readily on my mind.

The other goals I feel like are being achieved easier than I anticipated. Baby snuggles have definitely been helping with making sure I get the rest I need. :)

Finally got around to reading some of The Silmarillion. Hoping to get that finished soon. Maybe by the end of this challenge I'll have finally completed it! Maybe....

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Five:

🟥🟥⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ - 0/7 pts

🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ - 2/7 pts

🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ - 2/7 pts

⬜                                             - 0/1 pt

 

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Sunday and Monday were good.

Sunday we had church and then pretty much just chilled at home till the evening. We had our last small group meeting before summer. It was a nice time of fellowship and food.

Monday BabyG and I just chilled together. Sunday night was a rough night, so lots of sleep was had during the day. I even got two naps in myself. 😅

Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Week Five:

🟥🟥🟩🟥🟩⬜⬜ - 2/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ - 5/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ - 5/7 pts

⬜                                             - 0/1 pt

 

The past few days have been more full than "normal", but it's been good.

Tuesday I took BabyG to go visit one of the ladies I helped clean for on Tuesdays before I stopped working. She was excited to see BabyG and gave her a super soft bunny stuffie. I had to feed her while we were there and it was a little awkward cause I don't know her super well.

Wednesday we had a ladies meet-up, which was mostly moms and their kids. It was nice to get out of the house and be around other moms. It was rainy and a bit cold tho, so that wasn't the greatest.

Thursday BabyG and I went to visit my Great-Grandmother. It was so nice to see her again. Her memory isn't what it used to be and that's sad to see, but the visit was still nice. We were able to get a 5 generation photo while we were there, and that was such a blessing and will always be a treasure. ❤️

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So thankful for the opportunity to get this photo

 

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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On 6/12/2022 at 8:34 AM, Chesire said:

That pic is precious.  😍

Thank you! I agree ❤️

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Week Five:

🟥🟥🟩🟥🟩🟥🟩 - 3/7 pts

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 - 7/7 pts (+5)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 - 7/7 pts (+5)

🟥                                             - 0/1 pt

 

Weekly points: 27

Total points: 123

 

It was a nice weekend. Saturday we had a graduation open house for one of my cousins and then an open house event at a local camp. It was nice to see people we hadn't seen in a bit and let family meet BabyG who hadn't met her yet. :) It felt kind of weird being up at the camp walking around knowing that neither of us are working there this summer. (D has worked there the past 3 summers and I've been there the past 2, plus some of the off seasons in between.)

Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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Overall, this challenge hasn't gone terribly. Being present with Baby and rest wise, things have gone really well. It's been such a blessing to have her sleeping well at night. :)

Vitamins wise, I didn't do as great as I'd have hoped. I didn't count them out at all, which I'm sure played into forgetting them as much as I did.

Silmarillion wise, I've still got a bit left to finish. Was hoping to finish before the end of Week 5, but between taking care of BabyG and trying to get some things done at home, I've not really taken much time for reading.

 

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Level - 2

Points needed for next level - 26

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Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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New Challenge is up :)

 

 

Lover of all things Dragons and stuff -~-~-~ Sunrunner | LVL 3* 601|121 -185

“It was difficult to think about worshiping God when so many things were going wrong. Or maybe, she thought, this is the most important time to pray.”
Trisha White Priebe, The Glass Castle

 

Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

Previous Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

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