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Happy New Year!!!

(I know, posting it now is early, but figured I'd get this up so I don't forget. 😅)

 

I'm excited for this year and what is to come! I've got my 2023 goals up in my battle log and ready for tackling some goals. :)

I hope y'all have had a great holiday season. We had a nice time with family for Christmas, though Christmas day BabyG and I were sick. 😕 Thankfully, we are both starting to feel better. Tuesday we were at my grandparents' and they pulled out a video they had found from when I was not quite 2 years old. That was so much fun to see! Crazy how fast time flies!

 

Goals:

📵 - I'd like to really limit my screen time and focus more on spending time with different hobbies and things. Especially since we're hoping to have a house this year (2023) and I'll have more responsibilities around the house than just taking care of our little space.

 

🍬 - I would also like to limit my sugar intake. It's been really bad, especially with the holidays. Eventually I'd like to work on junk foods in general, but figured I'd start slow.

 

✏️ - This one is more of a "sidequest" type goal, but I'd like to check the Inktober52 prompts whenever they're posted and see if that's something I plan on participating in this year. I had planned on it this past year, but ended up not doing it. If I decide to participate, I'd like to work out a plan for what that will look like.

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Looking forward to the challenge and working towards a healthier lifestyle!

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Totally forgot to take pictures, and I know I'm late in mentioning this, but between Monday and Tuesday I made 11 loafs of bread. :)

3 were sourdough, 4 were cinnamon friendship bread, and 4 were blueberry with a lemon glaze.

About half of them went to grandparents for Christmas.

I've been considering making bread to sell at a local farmers market. We'll see what happens. First, I have to hear back from the person I contacted to get information about being a vendor.

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Oof, that's a lot of bread. I used to have a sourdough starter but I was the only one who really liked it, so I stopped making it. I'd like to get another one, though, especially after reading T Kingfisher's A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking. The main character's familiar is a semi-sentient sourdough starter.

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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -Gandalf

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Following. 

 

Respect the bread making game. I watched some sourdough tutorials from the Pro Home Cooks guy on Youtube, but monitoring a jar of yeast every day seemed to be a bit more commitment than I was prepared to do. 

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"Oh, she says, well, you're not a poor man. You know, why don't you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I'm going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babies. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don't know. The moral of the story is, is we're here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don't realize, or they don't care, is we're dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we're not supposed to dance at all anymore." -Kurt Vonnegut.

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4 hours ago, Artemis Prime said:

Oof, that's a lot of bread. I used to have a sourdough starter but I was the only one who really liked it, so I stopped making it. I'd like to get another one, though, especially after reading T Kingfisher's A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking. The main character's familiar is a semi-sentient sourdough starter.

It was quite a lot! I was so tired Tuesday night! That sounds like a good book. Might have to find it.

 

3 hours ago, TrashcanCarla said:

Following! Great goals ☺️

Welcome! :)

 

3 hours ago, KeysMcGee said:

Following. 

 

Respect the bread making game. I watched some sourdough tutorials from the Pro Home Cooks guy on Youtube, but monitoring a jar of yeast every day seemed to be a bit more commitment than I was prepared to do. 

Thanks! I'm mostly keeping it for my mom, but I think I'll probably continue to keep one whenever D and I find a house.

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Happy New Year y'all! Don't plan to be up late enough to actually ring in the new year, but hope y'all have a great year!

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22 hours ago, ReturnOfTheDad said:

Following, best of luck on your challenges!

Welcome! Thank you. :)

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Week One:

📵 - 🟩

🍬 - 🟩

✏️ -

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Today has been a good day. Had church in the morning and enjoyed time with my parents the rest of the day. Did surprisingly well with my sugar intake today. Hoping the rest of the week goes well. :)

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Happy New Year!

 

Following!  I did attempt a sourdough starter this past autumn, but apparently reading for comprehension was beyond me.  I killed Kevin.  Also, before I started I thought people were nuts for naming their starter, but when you talk about needing to feed it, it kind of became a Kevin for me.

 

Looks like a great challenge!

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5 minutes ago, Chesire said:

Happy New Year!

 

Following!  I did attempt a sourdough starter this past autumn, but apparently reading for comprehension was beyond me.  I killed Kevin.  Also, before I started I thought people were nuts for naming their starter, but when you talk about needing to feed it, it kind of became a Kevin for me.

 

Looks like a great challenge!

I'm sorry, rip Kevin. I never got too emotionally invested in mine, but I brewed kambucha for a while and got attached to Scoby. When I got tired of kambucha and decided to compost him, it felt like betrayal.

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On 1/2/2023 at 7:19 AM, Chesire said:

Happy New Year!

 

Following!  I did attempt a sourdough starter this past autumn, but apparently reading for comprehension was beyond me.  I killed Kevin.  Also, before I started I thought people were nuts for naming their starter, but when you talk about needing to feed it, it kind of became a Kevin for me.

 

Looks like a great challenge!

That's a great name for a starter! RIP Kevin. 😕 I think if I named mine my sister would think I've lost it. 😂 She already thinks it's weird that it needs fed. lol

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Week One:

📵 - 🟩🟩

🍬 - 🟩🟩

✏️ -

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Yesterday was a good day. I was going to workout, but pretty much everyone was home and hanging out in the living room, which is the only good spot for working out at the moment, so a workout didn't happen. It was nice to have time with family though. :)

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Books in Progress: Just as I am (8%), Circles of Seven (2%)

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Week One:

📵 - 🟩🟩🟩

🍬 - 🟩🟩🟩

✏️ -

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Yesterday was a good day. Got some cleaning done in my room, which has been a long time coming. 😅 Focused on clothes that have been piling up after coming through the laundry. Started back into language learning and enjoyed it! D said that he'd like to learn a language together, so I'm excited to see where this goes. :) D and I ended the day watching the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. We started late, so we didn't get to finish it, but it was fun.

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Books in Progress: Just as I am (8%), Circles of Seven (2%)

Inktober52 | 2023 Books completed:

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Week One:

             S    M   T   W  Th   F   Sa

📵 - 🟩🟩🟩🟥🟩

🍬 - 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟥

✏️ -

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The past couple days have been pretty good. Wednesday I cleaned a bit, but not as much as I wanted to. We went to church in the evening and enjoyed fellowship afterward.

Thursday I organized the laundry area. It feels good to organize things! :) In the evening we went to our first small group for the year. BabyG got to bed a lot later than normal and was super cranky/tired. Unfortunately, she only got one nap during the day, so that added to the tired. 😕

Inktober posted the first prompt for the year, so now I plan to start drawing as I'm able this next week.

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Inktober52 | 2023 Books completed:

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Week One:

             S    M   T   W  Th   F   Sa

📵 - 🟩🟩🟩🟥🟩🟩🟩 - 6/7

🍬 - 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟥🟩🟥 - 5/7

✏️ -                                     🟩🟩 - 2/2

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The rest of the week went well. Friday BabyG was up at 4-something in the morning and we didn't get back to sleep till around almost 6. My mom woke me up around 8 so I could get my sister from work since her car wasn't working. Later in the day we ran her car to see what was wrong with it. In the evening, D and I went to supper with a friend I haven't seen in a while. It was nice to be out, and BabyG enjoyed seeing all the people. It was fun watching the waitresses interact with her. :) The owner even stopped by and said hi to her. D and I finished our movie after putting BabyG to bed. Oh! I also made some more bread. lol

Saturday is kinda a blur..... I remember going to my brother's basketball game, but that's about it....lol.

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Overall, I think I did pretty well today. My screentime was down this week, and I didn't eat a whole bunch of sugar.

The first Inktober52 prompt was released on Thursday. The prompt is "Build", and I've started on my drawing. Sketched it all out Saturday and worked on getting some ink on the page today. :)

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Books in Progress: Just as I am (8%), Circles of Seven (2%)

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Week Two:

             S    M   T   W  Th   F   Sa

📵 - 🟩

🍬 - 🟥

✏️🟩

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Today has been good. Got some ink on the page for my drawing. I'm planning to share some pictures once I get it finished, so if I don't, please someone shout at me. 😂 We had a potluck at church today, so I had waaaaay too many sweets. Didn't go overboard, but more than one. BabyG has been pretty fussy today. 😕 I'm wondering if she's trying to figure out nap times and working on some teeth.

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Books in Progress: Just as I am (8%), Circles of Seven (2%)

Inktober52 | 2023 Books completed:

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45 minutes ago, Asha Phoenix said:

I'm planning to share some pictures once I get it finished, so if I don't, please someone shout at me.

 

Coming from someone who keeps promising to put videos of his piano playing on here and still hasn't delivered, you're probably good. ;)

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"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." -Henry Ford

"If you know the way broadly, you will see it in all things." -Miyamoto Musashi

"Oh, she says, well, you're not a poor man. You know, why don't you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I'm going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babies. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don't know. The moral of the story is, is we're here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don't realize, or they don't care, is we're dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we're not supposed to dance at all anymore." -Kurt Vonnegut.

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2 hours ago, Asha Phoenix said:

I'm planning to share some pictures once I get it finished, so if I don't, please someone shout at me. 😂

I'll shout at you, lol. I wanna see that artwork!

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17 hours ago, KeysMcGee said:

 

Coming from someone who keeps promising to put videos of his piano playing on here and still hasn't delivered, you're probably good. ;)

lol. Thanks. :)

 

15 hours ago, TrashcanCarla said:

I'll shout at you, lol. I wanna see that artwork!

For sure! I'm almost done with my drawing for the first prompt (just adding a touch of color) and then I'll post. [I've got some pictures pre-color too!]

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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.”
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Books in Progress: Just as I am (8%), Circles of Seven (2%)

Inktober52 | 2023 Books completed:

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Roadmaps: 2023 | Previous Challenges: 17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

 

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Finished my first drawing for the year!

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The pictures of the process and ink without color are in the spoiler.

 

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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: Just as I am (8%), Circles of Seven (2%)

Inktober52 | 2023 Books completed:

Spoiler

Roadmaps: 2023 | Previous Challenges: 17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

 

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