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9 hours ago, Salinger said:

What an amazing day Yasha, you got SO much completed :D woooooooooooo 

 

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Thank you! A good day! Hopefully just as good again today (and I've packed my pesto!)

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Thursday, a busy one! Worked from in the office, then straight onwards to meet Mx for boardgames at a local games store. I think I made a friend! We played Love letter, Azul, and Tsuro. I bought myself a set of black&blue iridescent glitter mini dice and Mx bought themself a set of dice with cute little mushrooms inside, a very nice datenight. In my lunch I also went to the post office and did the THIRD semi-shitty task for this week- I am trying to ride this current wave of hype/anxiety/whatever it is and use it to knock out some things that will hopefully give me mid to long term gains (like organising my wardrobe, or cleaning out the fridge, or taking the cats for their once-yearly jabs or whatevs). I went for a walk on my lunch AND I walked from work to boardgames, so that's a win. Freggies yes, pesto pasta again plus some fruit and a cucumber. Teeth and bed are going to be late but getting done. Boundaries- I went fractionally over because I started something towards the end of my shift when I should have left it for tomorrow, but it was less than 10min so I'm giving it a pass. Cleaning was 5min of my nemesis: folding. I was so very close to the end of the basket (the dregs from the last time I wrote about it, plus a few odds and sods Mx brought in from the line) that I finished it even though it went slightly over the time (maybe 7min max), then Mx asked me to wash a particular frypan - it was actually a really good interaction, because they noted that I was already doing the folding and asked whether it would be possible to request the dish, and I traded putting the folding away for washing that single pan and spatula. Good job team. 

 

Week 2, Thursday:

⏹️⏹️ - Teethies

🧡⏹️⏹️- Walkies

⏹️⏹️- Freggies

⏹️⏹️- Sleepies

⏹️⏹️- Cleanies

⏹️⏹️- Boundaries

⏹️ - Finance Friday

💫💫 - Shitty task

- Communication

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Went to the beach and got a bit toasted. Proper update tomorrow- but acknowledging the massive win: I had already laid down for an early night when I remembered my teeth- I started the internal debate but quickly convinced myself that since I could feel a little piece of something in my teeth I would feel better if I did the thing I brushed AND flossed.

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Write up for Friday and Saturday~

Friday was pretty ok - I drove down to our old city to complete my CPR refresher course. I got a little weepy in two places - the baby CPR always gets me, and when they were going through the 'if it is someone you know, you might be too distraught to perform it well, you can team up with another bystander and guide them' it brought up some of the icky feelings about last week's brush with death. Giving it a few more days/another week, and if I'm still feeling super rattled by it I'll give the mental health folks a ring. I also suspect I am having some PMS (basucally impossible to tell due to the birth control I'm on), because I listened to the start of an audiobook I've listened to before ('How to keep house while drowning - KC Davis, would recommend) I cried in the introduction and I've listened to the book a couple times before and not cried! I had a meeting with my mentee, answered a few emails, then went snorkeling with Mx because we had been told there was a shark nursery nearby and it was a lovely day. A far rockier beach than we normally go to, but once we were in the water was lovely and we did see sharks - first just one quite shallow in, scratching some itchy bits in the sand, then we went further out and found the main group - at one stage I counted 14 sharks, just cruising along the bottom. Amazing. NOTE for those horrified at the thought- these are grey nurse sharks, the 'little' friendly ones. 

Teeth I already mentioned yesterday the big win there. Boundaries was REALLY difficult - despite having done the number of hours I would have done in the office, going to and completing the CPR course - which is for my duties as First Aid Officer at work, not for fun, meeting with the mentee, answering the emails, because I finished 'early' (because I left so early to get to the course on time) it felt really weird and wrong to be snorkelling in 'business hours'. Have a little unlearning to do there, work ethic is important, but somewhere along the way I've internalised some yuck capitalism nonsense. They are entitled only to the hours they pay me for, nothing more.

Didn't do cleaning - got a bit sunburnt (even wearing the rashie and putting sunscreen on! I missed some bits and got burned faster than I expected in the time my rashie was off), so when we got home I smothered myself in aloe and went to bed.

I also didn't do finance Friday - I started, but my brain was NOT cooperating, and math is not my favourite even at the best of times.


Week 2 - Friday

⏹️ - Teethies

🧡⏹️- Walkies

⏹️- Freggies

⏹️- Sleepies

⏹️- Cleanies

⏹️- Boundaries

⏹️ - Finance Friday

💫💫 - Shitty task

- Communication

 

 

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Saturday/Today~

Pretty good day! Mx and I went to a small scale fundraising convention run at the local games hosting club. We played a Fate one-shot where we were bikie-gang of mice looking for a lost mouse in the rat's territory; a witcher one shot (I got to be the witcher! not Geralt, but another wolf witcher); a one shot "Goblin Quest" where we were a group of 2HP goblins trying to determine 'what is beer' and 'why is beer'; and we also had a bit of a go at a collaborative world-creation game. Mx played a little bit of the neverending dungeon that was running all day and I walked around watching some of the wargame tables and perusing the club's library. We had to park two streets away, so counting that as my walkies. Did a fair few dishes and also flipped a bit of laundry (hung a load and a blanket, ran another load) - did the five min dedicated evening clean as dishes and went over but still stopped when I felt 'done' rather than forcing myself through until I was 'finished'. 

 

Brushing my teeth and heading to bed once I post this. 

 

Finance Friday - my brain is still not up to that, will try again tomorrow (does the emoji look weird to anyone else? Or is it just my computer being odd?

 

- Teethies

🧡- Walkies

- Freggies

- Sleepies

- Cleanies

- Boundaries

🔜 - Finance Friday

💫💫 - Shitty task

- Communication

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Sunday funday~ One shot for DnD coz we were a player down and we are entering the final showdown phase of our main campaign.  I ran Goblin Quest as psuedo-DM (it can be run without a DM where the players somewhat run it themselves, with a DM, or with a pseudo DM somewhere in between) . Otherwise, did a little laundry, cleaned a bit in prep for having folks over, did a bit of grocery shopping. I was in QUITE a funk early in the day, not sure if I slept poorly (maybe), hormonal (likely), or overheated (maybe), too many extrovert-ish days in a row (possibly), or a combo of those factors (almost certainly). I got back from the groceries/walk and just lay on the bed in front of the aircon for a bit to chill out physically and emotionally before folks arrived. We had a pretty chill game and it was all good until Goblin Quest was finished and we had to roll up characters for the DnD one shot (or two shot really, this week and next). I don't love session 0 at the best of times, but doing it for a oneshot nearly drove me over the edge. I was able not to completely lose my shit, and I leaned heavily on a pre-generated list from Reddit, but it was a close call. Once I had my spells squared away I was able to enjoy playing the Kenku druid (a raven-ish humanoid race that mostly parrots back things they've has heard rather than speak in their own voice). Washed 10mins of dishes with a timer while Mx made pesto for me to take for my lunch tomorrow. Will do my teeth on my way from here to bed.

 

Week 3, Sunday~

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️ - Teethies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Walkies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Freggies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️ - Sleepies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Cleanies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Boundaries

⏹️ - Finance Friday

⏹️ - Shitty task

⏹️ - Communication

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Monday and something seems to have gone odd with the emojis, so I shall do a verbal “tracker” and if they come back maybe I’ll update it (tbh knowing me I probs won’t).

 

Teethies: currently laying in bed, hyping myself up for it. I WILL do the thing!

Walkies: yes! Did a walk in my lunch break.

Freggies: yep, strawberries on my cereal, cherries and carrot sticks w hummous for snack, pesto pasta for lunch, san chow bao (likely a horrible bastardised spelling, apologies to any Chinese friends), Asian spiced pork mince and mushrooms in lettuce leaves.

Sleepies: on track so far - technically I am not doing good sleep hygiene right now coz I am looking at my phone, but j am in bed and will be heading to sleep soon (once I get up and do my teeth… maybe I’ll give myself a sticker if I do the thing).

Cleanies: I did some dishes but I didn’t set a timer. Because I didn’t set a timer I kept going after I was mentally done and I shouldn’t have done that. Still didn’t finish them AND wiped myself out. Luckily Mx interrupted me and sent me to go lay down for a bit to recover.

Boundaries: started and finished on time and took a lunch- that’s what we’re aiming for here.

Finance Friday: it’s Monday.

Shitty task: 11.5/17 completed. Will try to finish it off tomorrow.

Communication: I get a pass for this this week coz classes start next week.

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Tuesday. Short update coz everything feels like a lot today.

 

Teethies: yep

Walkies: yes

Freggies: yep

Sleepies: same as yesterday 

Cleanies: no

Boundaries: 15min over leaving on time. Have tracked it as Flextime.

Finance Friday: it’s Tuesday.

Shitty task: 14.5/17 completed. Will try to finish it off tomorrow.

Communication: I get a pass for this this week coz classes start next week.


Sorry for the boring update, have a photo of my dinner as consolation. (See that red kraut? I made that.)

 

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On 1/14/2023 at 10:49 AM, Yasha92 said:

does the emoji look weird to anyone else

 

Yeah, I'm getting a load of broken picture links on my phone - I thought it was me.

 

On 1/15/2023 at 11:18 AM, Yasha92 said:

I don't love session 0 at the best of times, but doing it for a oneshot nearly drove me over the edge.

 

What is it you don't like about it, out of interest? I like character and group creation, but it can be awkward if not coordinated well.

 

On 1/16/2023 at 10:30 AM, Yasha92 said:

Finance Friday: it’s Monday.

 

On 1/17/2023 at 12:10 PM, Yasha92 said:

Finance Friday: it’s Tuesday.

 

I don't know why, but I find tracking this goal like this really funny :lol:. I like it.

 

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Wednesday (all day I sort of thought it was Thursday, woops). Worked from home, got some laundry done, luckily, because a storm has rolled in this evening and it's meant to stay for the rest of the week. Also did evening dishes, many more than 5mins but it was ok because I was waiting for pumpkin to boil for lunch tomorrow. Stopped before the dishes were done-done, because I had run out of drainer space and my pumpkin was ready.

 

First gym sesh back since last year - wowsers! Was impressed with my effort and my energy given how long it has been. Didn't even look at the weights because I trust the trainer and he said we'd ease back into it lightweight and higher reps. Did a stretch session when I got home and I will take a Magnesium on my way to bed. Counting it as 'walkies'. BONUS: trainer got a puppy for Xmas, so I have a new workout buddy! His name is Chewie (Chewbacca), he is a labradoodle and he does fistbumps! He is also really good at staying on his little towel during the actual lifting portion, which my anxiety appreciates (those little toes! I could NEVER squish!).

 

Missed out on sleepies today because it's coming up on midnight and I still need to shower before I go to bed. Let me say that again for my own brain: I NEED to shower before bed. I went to the gym today AND put on clean sheets and am working in the office tomorrow. This is non-negotiable, the shower must be done.

 

The shitty task has multiplied, but I should be able to knock the last of it over tomorrow... I'd say it's maybe 80% complete. Oh! And jury duty got cancelled, so no need to shuffle things around for that. '

 

Boundaries- extra good job on this today, I felt the people-pleasing urge to volunteer for something, but resisted it. Then when someone asked for the nigh-impossible I told them it wasn't possible (technically possible but with massive rework and expense and testing and pain in the butt... I'm going to make the call on that one and say no).  AND I wrote a hard email that I've been putting off since I got back to work because it's telling someone else 'no' to something. Good job, me. 

 

Week 3, Wednesday~

⏹️⏹️⏹️ - Teethies

⏹️⏹️⏹️- Walkies

⏹️⏹️⏹️- Freggies

⏹️⏹️⏹️ - Sleepies

⏹️⏹️⏹️- Cleanies

⏹️⏹️⏹️- Boundaries

⏹️ - Finance Friday... it's Wednesday ( 😜 )

⏹️ - Shitty task

- Communication (auto-pass, classes don't start until next week).

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37 minutes ago, Jarric said:

What is it you don't like about it, out of interest?

I like rolling up the numbers and deciding which stats to put them in, choosing a class and background and impetus to join/stick with the party/adventure: all good there! The sticking point for me is filling in all the little skills boxes with the modifiers, and choosing skills, and choosing spells. I am not a min-maxer AND it doesn’t come naturally to me the remembering of which class/race abilities stack nicely etc, so I get really overwhelmed and frustrated AND I have the added angst of not wanting to in any way support the “girls are bad at DnD and need someone to mansplain everything to them” stereotype (even though it would just be Mx helping me and our group is mostly women). It mostly feels like a looooot of paperwork to get started and actually playing/interacting. I also feel like everyone else is better at it than me, which is a personal hangup of mine.

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4 minutes ago, Salinger said:

You have done amaaaaazing today! Well done Yasha, proud of you xx


Thanks Sal!!!

 

look at this lil guy!!! Reminds me a little of your Bronze, something about the ears

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Thursday, had a sleep in because of the late night last night - had decided to work from home when I got the message that the IT repair person was coming to the office today to fix my laptop. I did some work at home for an hour or two, then caught the bus in for a meeting and to pass over the laptop to the repair person... who never showed... ah well, had a few good conversations in passing with colleagues and the meeting I did have was effective (upskilling someone on how to do A Thing which currently I am basically the only person who can do it, now she can do the basic stuff herself, huzzah!). After work caught the bus a few blocks away to go to boardgames. Our new friends were there, and we had discussed playing wingspan last week- so I remembered to bring it this week. They are even bigger bird nerds than me, so we had a grand ol time playing birbs. Unfortunately catching the bus meant I didn't get my walkies in, but given the DOMS I'm feeling from yesterday, I'm OK with that. The rest of the dailies are all ticks- cleanies was five mins speed folding with Mx's help (still a whole load to fold, but much less daunting now), I'm posting this then heading to bed with an audio book, brushing my teeth along the way. Also, I did have a shower last night and even washed my hair. Giving myself a tick for shitty task too - initially when I identified it, it was a one/maaaaybe two piece item, it is now a three piece item and I have completed piece one and three, if two doesn't get done it's not the end of the world (vague enough?)

 

Week 3, Thursday~

⏹️⏹️ - Teethies

⏹️⏹️- Walkies

⏹️⏹️- Freggies

⏹️⏹️ - Sleepies

⏹️⏹️- Cleanies

⏹️⏹️- Boundaries

⏹️ - Finance Friday... it's Thursday ( 😜 )

- Shitty task

- Communication (auto-pass, classes don't start until next week).

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On 1/18/2023 at 1:01 PM, Yasha92 said:

I like rolling up the numbers and deciding which stats to put them in, choosing a class and background and impetus to join/stick with the party/adventure: all good there! The sticking point for me is filling in all the little skills boxes with the modifiers, and choosing skills, and choosing spells. I am not a min-maxer AND it doesn’t come naturally to me the remembering of which class/race abilities stack nicely etc, so I get really overwhelmed and frustrated AND I have the added angst of not wanting to in any way support the “girls are bad at DnD and need someone to mansplain everything to them” stereotype (even though it would just be Mx helping me and our group is mostly women). It mostly feels like a looooot of paperwork to get started and actually playing/interacting. I also feel like everyone else is better at it than me, which is a personal hangup of mine.

 

Yeah, the pencils and paycheques portion of the game is less than exciting. Can you take that bit away and do it on your own time? Once you know the broad strokes species/class/class options/feats the rest is just admin, which you could do chilling at home (or stick into an online character sheet creator after the fact).

 

On the information side, don't think of it as asking for help, think of it as outsourcing. You're obviously capable of looking up the information for yourself, but why spend your precious time doing that when someone else can give you the answer more quickly?

 

1 hour ago, Yasha92 said:

wingspan

 

I love this game, it's so beautiful!

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STR: 16  -  CON: 22  -  CHA: 9  -  SAN: 19 -  INT: 17

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16 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

Yeah, the pencils and paycheques portion of the game is less than exciting. Can you take that bit away and do it on your own time? Once you know the broad strokes species/class/class options/feats the rest is just admin, which you could do chilling at home (or stick into an online character sheet creator after the fact).

 

On the information side, don't think of it as asking for help, think of it as outsourcing. You're obviously capable of looking up the information for yourself, but why spend your precious time doing that when someone else can give you the answer more quickly?

 

 

I love this game, it's so beautiful!


True true and good point about outsourcing. That’s totally Mx’s  jam, so handing them the ‘bare bones’ sheet and making them a cup of tea would probably have it completed with way less angst by the time the tea was done.

 

I ADORE wingspan. Apparently the video game version is half price today.

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Friday~ Had a training session 1/3 of "dare to lead" (the Brene Brown one). Lots of brain energy but worthwhile I think. Had a couple minor epiphanies 1. the saying "have it all" is dumb, if I go to the shop I don't want it ALL, I want what I need, what's on my list, a curated selection - maybe one or two shiny things, but certainly not ALL. 2. I 100% channel Louisa from Encanto with her line "I'm pretty sure I'm worthless, if I can't be of service" - I am working on the mantra 'I have inherent value as a person', but that will be a long unlearning. Ticks the boundaries goal as well, because I went on time and went home on time and only checked my emails during dedicated breaks.

 

I went to the gym after work even though I am still feeling mega DOMs - did benchpress to spare my poor legs. Counts for walkies. A memory photo came up in my reel from April 2021 and while I struggle to see/feel differences I can see there has been some hefty recomp even if I don't have scale numbers, my cheeks, chin(s) and arms look quite different now.

 

Cleanies was a batch of dishes, untimed, while stewing some pears.

 

Did the finance check in. 

 

Gunna knock over teethies on my way to bed.

 

Week 3, Friday~

⏹️ - Teethies

⏹️- Walkies

⏹️- Freggies

⏹️ - Sleepies

⏹️- Cleanies

⏹️- Boundaries

 - Finance Friday

- Shitty task

- Communication (auto-pass, classes don't start until next week).

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20 hours ago, Salinger said:

Hey Yasha, you are amazing, just wanted you to know. 

Hope you sleep amazing and speak this weekend xx

Thank you friend ❤️❤️❤️

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Saturday and it was A DAY, geez Louise. Tornado Taash doesn’t get to make promises anymore when Potato Taash might have to be the one fulfilling them. Did some errands in ‘the morning’ which ended up taking the whole day. At one stage I lost the car parked somewhere in the multi-storey carpark and after 45min searching found her two storeys down and apparently only accessible by parkour. I did not parkour. Successes: the car now has fresh oil and a full tank, I have acquired and built a (perfect fit!) shelf for the outside laundry which should allow some storage shuffle to make it feel less claustrophobic in the house, dropped off the op shop bag that’s been loitering in the car, picked up some good deal blouses at the op shop and Wingspan-esque placemats to replace our overdue scabby ones. Failures: went over budget both on cash and energy, didn’t get to do the gardening I was hoping for.

 

Teethies: yes

Walkies: 10,000 steps achieved searching for the car.

Freggies: not super strong on this one today

Sleepies: just scraping in on time

Cleanies: yes, finished the dishes… except for one jam jar that needs goof off to deal with the sticky label residue.

Boundaries: the upside of having A DAY meant I didn’t think about work even once.

Finance Friday: it’s Saturday, and I went over budget

shitty task: bonus point for today

communication: still auto pass

 

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After yesterday's ordeal(s) I decided to take it easy today. Had a lie-in (not a sleep in coz the cats woke me and demanded food), turned my compost and did a little weeding/gardening, cancelled the one shot we were going to have so I didn't have to have folks over, took a bath, had a cider, ran one small errand and basically tried not to overdo it as much as possible. Played Wingspan with Mx in the evening. Not sure I at anything other than a PB&J and some smashed potatoes Mx fried up, so definitely didn't get in the freggies. I'm fine with that.

 

Week 4, Sunday~

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️ - Teethies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Walkies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Freggies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️ - Sleepies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Cleanies

⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️⏹️- Boundaries

⏹️ - Finance Friday (it's Sunday)

⏹️ - Shitty task

⏹️ - Communication.

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