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While I was on the roof this morning, I realized I hadn't had my 5-6:30 Magic Morning time in forever. Probably since about the middle of summer, but definitely not in the last month or more.

My typical day used to start by waking up at 5 and then making tea and Thinking Thoughts until about 6:30 when I would leave and go to the gym. I would sauna and walk and shower, the day's most important things done before I took my morning dose at 7:30 and logged in to work. This was good, and I felt whole.

 

I'm glad I'm back into this Magic Morning space, and will be working to help keep it in place.

And now, I'm off to slay an Infographic Dragon.

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55 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I'm really proud of you. You are awesome and I like you just the way you are. You are enough.

❤️ 

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22 hours ago, darkfoxx said:

making pretties is my jam

Next time I need a pretty, can we set up a brainstorming session, please?

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23 hours ago, Heidi said:

Negative self-talk is real because our fears are real. That doesn’t mean they’re accurate mind you; but they’re valid.

Oh damn...thank you for this...I really needed to hear it.

 

1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I'm really proud of you. You are awesome and I like you just the way you are. You are enough.

I'm not really good with words, but I agree with Tank™

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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58 minutes ago, RES said:

Oh damn...thank you for this...I really needed to hear it.

 

I'm not really good with words, but I agree with Tank™

Infographic complete and submitted.

Thanks for being my community.

I have so much love for each of you all.

 

Now, it's definitely time for some tea (probably chai infused milk), knitting, and a whole bucket of NothingMuch until bedtime. It's been raining all day, and doesn't look it is going to let up anytime soon, which is just perfect for Scholarly Activities, knitting, and maybe a little City of Heroes.

 

May you have Peace.

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3 hours ago, Heidi said:

Infographic complete and submitted.

 

Or, to rephrase.... the dragon has been slain.

 

Dragon harvest | GM Binder

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I like your challenge and all the DnDness of it. I have a couple pages to read through to catch up, but I'm here to support ya and follow along, GL!

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7 hours ago, RES said:

Oh damn...thank you for this...I really needed to hear it.

 

I'm not really good with words, but I agree with Tank™

Agreeing with Tank is always a solid course. :) 

 

3 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

 

Or, to rephrase.... the dragon has been slain.

 

Dragon harvest | GM Binder

Yes, for now. Because the problem was never the assignment.

More on this in a bit.

 

53 minutes ago, Kalitraz said:

I like your challenge and all the DnDness of it. I have a couple pages to read through to catch up, but I'm here to support ya and follow along, GL!

Welcome!

 

 

I had a nice afternoon of self care and gaming. This is good. My appetite came back and I decided to make some red sauce with garlic and mushrooms, and served it over pasta. It was lovely.

 

I understand that there's a lot of exposure happening this round. There's a lot of assignments of course, but additionally there's presenting at the conference in two weeks (if I go, always a coin toss with the TBI), the research precis for the doctoral committee meeting two weeks after that, and starting this past Thursday the door is opening to what Tank referred to as Gesthemene, and I think that's a very good name for it, which will go on for probably 40 days or so. 

 

I'm very glad you are with me, Friends.

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We are not running away. 

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Past Challenges: #1, #2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16

Current Challenge: #17

 

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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20 hours ago, Sovalis said:

We are not running away. 

 

16 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

All the way

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Truly, I am blessed beyond measure.

 

Happy Monday, Friends!

This week's homeswork is laid out in front of me, and there's a bit of a structure labyrinth to walk (which participation assignments are due exactly? because if you don't tell me how many I need to choose, I'll assume I need them all, so, you know, communication is good actually. This is a problem in two of the three classes, but thankfully not a problem in The Pedant's class becuase apparently the Universe is distributing the chaos in minimum equal amounts. Thank you, Universe. Also, definitely need to make a D&D Quest/Villian in my story named The Pedant.) 

 

I feel well rested. I slept from 10-3, then got up and puttered around a bit and then slept from 5-8. My gym time has effectively been given to additional sleep, but I'm happier with this structure, since it means that the sleep schedule is still right -- some days "gym time" means "sleeping." Okay, Universe, I hear you. 

 

Last week was a success -- my homework was done and my house was clean. I got good sleep and ate well. I did hard things and they were hard and I did them. Saving throws for Will were bolstered by friends, and that's what makes a party great.

 

This week looks to be strong. The project of the week is an annotated bibliography of 15-20 (why the broad range? I have no idea) scholarly sources with notes about why they are important to my research. I've decided to research "information deserts," a term I kind of crafted borrowing from the idea of "food deserts." (No, not desserts. That's a different project.) I want to do research on this to see if I'm coining a phrase, and what that means for the broader research that I'm doing. It's fun actually, and I don't expect to have any difficulty with this one. Please note: there is no graphic design or multimedia work involved at all. :) 

 

My inner peace is robust and vast this morning.

Thanks for being part of my Adventure.

❤️

 

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A motion with the court has been filed.

Hearing date TBD.

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On 9/17/2023 at 5:25 PM, Heidi said:

Next time I need a pretty, can we set up a brainstorming session, please?

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas! Always! 😄

 

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A motion with the court has been filed.

Hearing date TBD.

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Met with my Librarian Advisor over my lunch half-hour and we talked about the history of the professionalization of libraians, and the history of the professional organizations ALA and AASL, and what that means in the current landscape of being a professional librarian or being a professional library organization. I'm going to put together an independent study draft proposal and deliver it in a few weeks (becuase October isn't full enough).  This makes my heart happy.

 

The Contentious Coworker has inserted herself back into team meetings and spent the whole morning taking the team to task. While it's very clear that she has expectations that aren't being met by our team, what those expectations are remains unspecified and undefined, despite two of us asking. The new PM was pratically in tears by the end of the meeting, and these sorts of meetings are why our former PM left for anywhere else back in March, and likely why one of our senior programmers exited the company eariler this month. I reached out to the current PM to offer assistance in anything she needed to get together and to assure her that this was a legacy situation and not, in fact, her fault. We talked for about 15 minutes, and I did a lot of validating, which seemed to be meaningful and help her recenter onto the work at hand. Toxicity is so sad to watch, and in doing so, I am grateful for the Dexterity work that I have been doing since February. I'm able to be in the chaos without being of it.

 

I've been thinking about the sleep thing this morning, and it makes perfect sense that I need more rest. Having a TBI requires a lot of rest in any circumstance, and in the current shape of things, I'm going to need to be as gentle and as restful with myself as possible. My constitution score will never be all that great, and that's just the way it is, for now.  

 

I've been thinking about the D&D narrative, too. Philosopher and Librarian seem to be subclasses, the first of Wizard and the second of Monk. or maybe a Philosopher is a Monk and the Librarian is a Wizard. In any case, I wouldn't be the first Constitution-challenged monk-wizard thing, and it almost feels cliche.

 

My homework is nowhere near done for the week, but all is well.

My house is clean.

I'll be resting tonight. 

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After work is nothing but rest, for certain. 

I'm very wiped out and am glad I made white bean chili in advance. 

This is the Way.

https://www.heidichronicles.net/2023/09/small-batch-chile.html 

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7 hours ago, Heidi said:

A motion with the court has been filed.

 

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....and sometimes the dragons are on our side.

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On 9/14/2023 at 5:31 PM, RES said:

I have the 6 pro, waiting on the 8 to drop...I will never have another brand as long as they make them.

I'm delayed and catching up. I have the 6Pro and waiting on 8 to drop as well since I have that AT&T exchange thing for upgrades. I had the 3 and it ended up dying on me (I'm abusive with them and I worked at a power plant at the time- it was inevitable). I ended up with the motorola edge or whatever and it was the worst thing ever. As soon as 6Pro dropped, I traded it in and resumed my relationship with Pixel.

The Man is an iPhone guy and has the 13 - I made him wait (he was thankful) and we just pre-ordered his new 15 - he's so mad that I'm sticking to android since I ruin all the group chats. This is my job - destroy the iPhone-archy. I will die on this hill with Pixel by my side [or is it in my hand?]

 

I have found my place - I knew I fit in with NF but Android users? Pixel, specifically. My kind of people ❤️

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18 minutes ago, Darciana said:

I have found my place - I knew I fit in with NF but Android users? Pixel, specifically. My kind of people ❤️

Welcome, sister. :) 

My 7a arrives today and I can confidently put my poor 5 in a fireproof bag and stash it in the electronics drawer.

 

Today is a good day.

 

I rested well yesterday, and tossed a bit before sleeping, but then slept well until 6 this morning.

 

I met Kat and Mikayla and went to the gym -- Mikayla has water PT excercises that she needs to do, and has a fear of being in the water by herself, so I said that I would go with her on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Friends, this was exactly what I needed and I feel like I'm the one getting the benefit. I swam 250 yards while she walked that same distance, then we did arm excercises and hip openers and planks and pushups. Basically a low impact calisthenics, and it was nice. She had never been in the hot tub before, so we went in together, knowing that if she hated it, we'd leave. She did not hate it, and after ten minutes, we got out to meet Kat. We went in the sauna for another ten (the steam room was apparently off?? weird!) and then showered and changed and walked back home. While we were in the hot tub, Mikayla said tha she felt really great, actually, and wondered if I had the time to add in some small weights or whatnot before swimming. I said I absolutely could make time for that on Tuesdays and Thursdays; my first meeting at work isn't until 9:15, so as long as I'm back at the Loft by 9, all is well, and asked what she had in mind. As she talked, she asked questions about low-impact stuff, and told me about her chronic pain issues, and I told her about what I know from the past few years of trying to find the right workout stuff for me, and the benefit of even ten minutes of walking before doing other stuff. She started crafting a plan for Thursday, and it was nice to watch her anxiety melt away. She has felt so at odds with her body for so long that I think she didn't realize there was another way to be, and I didn't know I was going to be doing Druid Rebellion Work, but here I am and I love it. I feel valuable and strong.

 

Also, I got to get in the pool and the hot tub and the sauna and WOW. 

I am so glad to be back. 

Thank you, Universe.

 

Fingers crossed, and not to jink it, but it seems like work is smoothening out, which is a blessing. I'll take it even if it's only a brief respite.


All Quiet on the Western Front.

I feel centered and strong.

 

May you have peace this day.

❤️ 

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Paladin71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | :: 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 |

Shaman: 82 | 83 | 84

Philosopher-Librarian 85 |:: 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 |

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Just got an email from The Pedant, who was writing to do a check in to let folks know how they are doing. "In short all is well." Good feedback on the discussion posts that I've done so far, with kudos and props and stuff. This is exactly as it should be, since I realized early on that he expects every discussion post to be an analysis paper, and that's what I delivered. It's toxic, but at least I can deliver.

 

But wait, there's more.

He then went on to say that he noticed from my introduction post that I'm doing a PhD, and offered to be on my committee, or, if I already had that sorted out, that he would love to co-author an article with me.

Wait, what?

Um, how can I say this?

NO.

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And, becuase the Universe loves me and wants me to succeed, the last-minute notification of the guest lecture for one of the other disorganized classes is today at 2 featuring none other than The Pedant. Ah, thank you Universe. I get to have discussion credit for Research class while also learning more about what The Pedant finds valuable. This sort of feels like cheating. *ChefsKiss. I did write to ask the Research instructor if we could have a bit more advance notice for when uest lectures are scheduled, since 24 hours is suboptimal for scheduling the time and I'd like to prioritize her class. (The module for the week is locked until Monday, which is a ridiculous approach with no sound pedogoglical foundation and something I will never understand.) She ended up posting an announcement with the upcoming lectures for the next few weeks, which is helpful. Thank you.

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That is rich, that the Pendant asked to be on your committee. Good thing you are already so far along in your process. B)

 

I love your email to your other instructor saying that you want to prioritize her class. I hope she continues to get the message.

 

On 9/18/2023 at 9:34 AM, Heidi said:

I feel well rested. I slept from 10-3, then got up and puttered around a bit and then slept from 5-8. My gym time has effectively been given to additional sleep, but I'm happier with this structure, since it means that the sleep schedule is still right -- some days "gym time" means "sleeping." Okay, Universe, I hear you.

 

I have been making the same judgement call to get more sleep instead of early morning exercise. The payoff is in better capacity during the day, which I certainly need.

 

On 9/18/2023 at 9:34 AM, Heidi said:

My inner peace is robust and vast this morning.

 

Wonderful!

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2 minutes ago, Mistr said:

That is rich, that the Pendant asked to be on your committee.

RIGHT?!?

During the lecture this afternoon, he presented some of his quantitative reseearch, and I asked a question durin gthe Q&A (attendance: 1 point for the Research class; question: Another point, and my homework for the week is now nearly done for Research), and he said: Wow, that's a really interesting application for further research from this survey, if you want to co-author a study, I'd definitely be interested. 

 

*Blink*

 

Um, dearhearts, what was his plan for his research, just submitting some graphs built from the survey responses? I mean, I guess that's helpful, but for me there has to be a point to how we use the data that we gather.

Anyway, I'm too crammed right now to take on a new project. I need to finish up my presentation for the conference (there are only two weeks left). I need to do the project of the week, do a scaffold for the two projects for next week, find some scholarly articles for the scaffold for the independent study proposal, and start the scaffold for the dissertation research precis. It's a lot, but nothing that I can't manage as long as I manage it. Which definitely does not mean adding another thing in with a professor I have middling respect for. 

 

I told him I'd send a response.

 

21 minutes ago, Mistr said:

I love your email to your other instructor saying that you want to prioritize her class. I hope she continues to get the message.

Agreed! I eman, do they think we are sitting around doing nothing with out lives? I hope this insight populates forward into her other class planning activities. And I'm really glad I asked instead of assuming powerlessness.

 

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I have been making the same judgement call to get more sleep instead of early morning exercise. The payoff is in better capacity during the day, which I certainly need.

I am gald you are being restorative with your early morning choices. On the upside, I found today that my gym time was much more supportive and helpful throughout the day having waited until I could go with presence and not just becuase it was on my schedule. I am hoping that this continues, but will also be prioritizing supportiveness and gentleness in the morning. Solidarity. ❤️ 

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2 hours ago, Heidi said:

Just got an email from The Pedant, who was writing to do a check in to let folks know how they are doing. "In short all is well." Good feedback on the discussion posts that I've done so far, with kudos and props and stuff. This is exactly as it should be, since I realized early on that he expects every discussion post to be an analysis paper, and that's what I delivered. It's toxic, but at least I can deliver.

 

But wait, there's more.

He then went on to say that he noticed from my introduction post that I'm doing a PhD, and offered to be on my committee, or, if I already had that sorted out, that he would love to co-author an article with me.

 

Wow, this is a massive compliment. He sounds tiresome as anything, but decline diplomatically and politely if you decline...and consider leaving the door open as wide as you can tolerate to the possibility of future collaborations. Academia is a feeding frenzy, and having established academics in your corner is rarely a bad thing. (Yes I am a bit of a mercenary sometimes, but for good reason!)

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Wow, this is a massive compliment. He sounds tiresome as anything, but decline diplomatically and politely if you decline...and consider leaving the door open as wide as you can tolerate to the possibility of future collaborations. Academia is a feeding frenzy, and having established academics in your corner is rarely a bad thing. (Yes I am a bit of a mercenary sometimes, but for good reason!)

This is Wisdom.

Thank you.

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