Jump to content

Sovalis: The Candles are for Burning


Recommended Posts

Wow, the map!

Thank you for posting the closeup of the trees, because I was going crosseyed trying to zoom in, and practically bumped my nose on the screen.

Map Oregon GIF by Mashable

 

I, too, am making a commitment to debt reduction this year! (So much love for @Gemma’s graph!) Perhaps we should all form a support group chat for financial freedom. :) 

 

Way to go with walking consecutive days. I know that when I do this, it becomes a self-reinforcing habit. 

Sending you good vibes and loving the progress patterns in your bullet journal.

All Souls Day Candle GIF

  • Like 5

&Heidi

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ::

Druid8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |:: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |:: 1920 | 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 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |:: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | :: 70 |

Paladin71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 |

Heidi Chronicles  NF Character Sheet | @theheidifeed| MySlashdotKarmaIsExcellent

Let's catch up: https://calendly.com/loveandpeace

Link to comment

Your challenge trackers look so pretty! I need to up my game on mine now...

 

Those little trees are so cool too!

  • Like 3

Level 18 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 12  -  CON: 10  -  CHA: 3  -  SAN: 7  -  INT: 11

IAgreeWithTank™

"Shit is going down, but I am not." - iatetheyeti

Don't say "I don't have enough time", say instead "that's not a priority right now" and see how that makes you feel.

Current Challenge: Bringing the party together

External: Epic Quest - Instagram - Strava

Spoiler

Previous Challenges: 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 55 56 57 58 59

Old Stuff: Battle Log - My Introduction - 2017 Road Map - 2018 Road Map - 2019 Road Map - 2021 Road Map - 2022 road map/wrap-up

Link to comment

Hi All! 

 

Quick post before bed so I can mark off that I touched the forums today on my tracker. 

 

Today was a *very* good day, despite some issues. I woke up with a weird carsickness feeling that lasted all morning and made it difficult to read or watch tv or be on my phone. I have no idea what caused it, but it eventually eased by and by. Just as I was starting to feel I could work on my map, a parcel arrived from my bestie who is currently living in the US. I video called her and we opened it together. It was MAGIC.  I feel so seen and understood and loved. It blew me away: Dice (including the Pike dice from Vox Machina, a set I have wanted since they came out!), Almond Roca treats (I always get that as my latte flavour at Jack's), a little fox stuffie, a huge book of amazing stickers, a new notebook for DMing that she customized to say "Don't worry, I have a plan"... So many things. I'm forgetting a few, I'm sure. And the birthday gifts were in birthday paper (December babies appreciate that effort, believe me) and the whole thing just left me feeling so warm and fuzzy. ❤️ 

 

I realized while she and I were talking that I had double bookedy evening, having arranged to have video tea with a friend while I was supposed to be running my usual Friday game. So I texted Andrea and asked if we could meet early, and we spent three hours catching up. This was great, but ate my mapping time. Then it was time to get ready for game. Dave went and got us Chinese food for supper which was delicious. I ran a great game, if I do say so myself. Lots of mystery. It's fun. 

 

I did not get my walk in today. I ate a lot of gummy candies while we played game. I didn't have veggies with lunch. These are areas of improvement. But on the whole I am a very grateful human who feels connected to their friends despite time and distance. And that just can't be beat. Tomorrow is another day and I'll do what I can in it. 

 

Just as I laid down to type this my head swam again quite severely. So no idea what that's about. Hopefully it goes away overnight! 

 

I'll respond to comments tomorrow. I read them though. Thank you all for being here. It really makes my heart shine. 💜

  • Like 7
  • That's Metal 2
Link to comment

Happy New Year, Friends. 

 

Today was a good, productive day and I capped it off playing D&D with my favourite people. Win. 

 

The frost today was spectacular. What a great photo to be my final one of 2022. 

 

20221231_132154.thumb.jpg.11a9ecfd7bdc2fcbf6df900975c61455.jpg

 

I hope you had a gentle night and that 2023 contains enough of what you need to thrive. 

 

Thanks for being here. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Like 5
  • Wow 2
  • That's Metal 2
Link to comment

That's a wonderful picture, gives me all the vibes of a crisp winter walk! I'm a little envious of the D&D time, but I shall wait and be patient. I get to play tomorrow. And really need to get to work planning my wednesday game. So far my notes are 'they found the golden bell and killed all the orcs. Finix is planning dumb shit to get it down'

 

Awesome work by your friend, btw. I love it when a gift is well thought out and shows how much the person knows me and cares about my interests!

  • Like 3
  • That's Metal 1

“All You Have To Decide Is What To Do With The Time That Is Given To You.” - Gandalf

 

The Chronicles of Rhovaniel, Dúnedain Ranger:  Volume One: Wintering

 

Winter Goals: Read by candlelight 10 times (5/10), Read The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1 and Book 2, Re-read The Fellowship of the Ring (in progress), The Two Towers and The Return of the King, Watch all 3 Hobbit films (1/3), Watch all 3 LOTR films (1/3), See doc about leg pain (in progress), see doc about sinuses, Be able to run 1 mile without pain, finish knitting cardigan, repair jeans, plan and sew one project to completion, Finish Masters chapter 2, Read stock book, Plan Spring/Summer Adventures 2023, Start writing again, Reach at least 77kg by March 20.

 

Spoiler

Previous Challenges: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13 1415|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|2728 29|30

 

 

Link to comment
On 12/31/2022 at 1:43 AM, Sovalis said:

I am a very grateful human who feels connected to their friends despite time and distance

I love this for you! Also, you are inspiring/reminding me to be more proactive about cultivating this in my life. Thank you!

 

The carsickness thing sounds discombobulating and weird — how rude! I’m glad it passed for the day, and hope it stays gone. 

Huzzah for D&D!

  • Like 2

&Heidi

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ::

Druid8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |:: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |:: 1920 | 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 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |:: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | :: 70 |

Paladin71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 |

Heidi Chronicles  NF Character Sheet | @theheidifeed| MySlashdotKarmaIsExcellent

Let's catch up: https://calendly.com/loveandpeace

Link to comment
9 hours ago, Sovalis said:

Happy New Year, Friends. 

 

Today was a good, productive day and I capped it off playing D&D with my favourite people. Win. 

Total win! Happy new year!

 

9 hours ago, Sovalis said:

Looks beautiful! 😍

 

9 hours ago, Sovalis said:

I hope you had a gentle night and that 2023 contains enough of what you need to thrive. 

 

Thanks for being here. ❤️❤️❤️

😍 Thank you! Wishing the same for you! ❤

  • Like 2
Link to comment

Hi Everyone! 😁

 

First day of 2023 is in the books. I checked off everything in my tracker and that felt good. I even got my walk in despite the weird wooziness happening off and on all day today. I did up a spread of some adulting to-do's and also some things I can do for fun. That bear with the club is me charging in to conquer my task lists. 😅

 

20230101_194540.thumb.jpg.e5281ecbbe43676c6c1b183145c998b3.jpg

 

I drop Dave off at work at 0200. Trying to decide if I'm going to go to bed with him and wake up at 0100, or if I'm going going to just stay up. It's a tough call. 

 

I weighed in and managed to stay under 300 lbs over Christmas, a pleasant surprise. And for my walk today I went from a 2.9 speed to a 3. Little change, but it felt good to tick it up. 

 

Challenge Specifics (Daily):

Walking: 6,001 currently 

Water: 3x Tumblers.

Food: Three meals, but lunch was not a great option. 

Fun: New Year's Tarot spreads

Adulting: Made a Sourdough  Strata with Spinach, Onion, and Gruyere for brunch, moved the rocker back into position, and did the dishes twice. 

 

I'm not feeling eloquent tonight, so I'll wrap up. Thank you for being here! 💙

 

  • Like 4
  • That's Metal 2
Link to comment
9 hours ago, Sovalis said:

I weighed in and managed to stay under 300 lbs over Christmas, a pleasant surprise.

Nice!

 

9 hours ago, Sovalis said:

from a 2.9 speed to a 3. Little change, but it felt good to tick it up. 

It's funny how little things like that matter, isn't it?  Good job stepping up the pace

  • Like 2

Life before Death

Strength before Weakness

Journey before Destination

 
Link to comment

Hi Friends! 

 

I ended up going to bed and getting up to drive Dave to work in the wee hours and I think that was the right decision. Then I came home and (eventually) fell asleep, waking around 9, which was alright. Had coffee, did dog chores, cleaned the living room, did some dishes, then decided to put laundry on and tie into making my lunches for this week. 

 

I purchased a warehouse pack of ultra lean ground beef and divided it in half. The first chunk became three portions of Dan Dan Mian that I served over blanched baby Bok Choy instead of noodles. The second portion of beef became taco seasoned beef that I can use to make burritos or taco salads later this week. I feel virtuous that I have actually made lunches and that they are real, good, food. It's not something I've prioritized consistently in the past. I also did all the dishes I generated cooking, too, so the kitchen remains clean. 

 

I need to swap my laundry over and then do my walk. I'm going to Nic and Bryon's tonight for supper and to hang out. Bryon inherited a stained glass shop at Christmas from his father in law and is excited to show it off. He's offered to teach me how to do it and I'm stoked about it. I have wanted to learn these skills for a long time. So that will be cool! 

 

Hope you're all having the loveliest of lovely days. Thanks for being here. 💜

 

  • Like 5
  • That's Metal 1
Link to comment
5 hours ago, Sovalis said:

The first chunk became three portions of Dan Dan Mian that I served over blanched baby Bok Choy instead of noodles.

 

I will be moving in immediately.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

Link to comment

Hi Friends! 

 

Just wanted to share a few quick photos from what ended up being a stained glass lesson tonight. It was so cool! 

 

20230102_201235.thumb.jpg.3b73e206988ad3bbf8f2d5f4d90e8c93.jpg

Learning to cut my shapes. Thankfully there were a few types of cutters as one really didn't work for my hand pain stuff. But another one was much easier to use. 

 

20230102_204845.thumb.jpg.d6e00b7b5507d11ebadc56e4ffad3de6.jpg

All of my points cut. The colours, textures, and iridescence are so delightful. 

 

20230102_211856.thumb.jpg.0ab480c229dede6db3fce5346f44a44d.jpg

Starting to foil and pin the first layer. 

 

20230102_211826.thumb.jpg.3d4dab59e0fd2bd2ab78be475c1cf514.jpg

The piece Bryon is working on. 

 

Steps hit 6,686 today. 

 

A very good day. 💙

  • Like 3
  • Wow 4
  • That's Metal 1
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

New here? Please check out our Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines