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WELCOME! To another month of MOONS.

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My challenge theme for 2016 is a full moon series - each challenge will be named and themed for the full moon that falls within it, and I’ll draw from each one’s symbolism to craft my challenges!

January’s challenge was wolf moon and it went pretty great!! I saw a lot of strength gains and flexibility improvement. For February though, the moon that falls here is commonly called Snow Moon.

Sounds pretty but................

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult. Little Famine moon and Full Bony moon are other traditional names for this particular full moon.

WELL GEEZ OKAY, thanks a lot Debbie Downer. I mean BONY MOON, really, come on now, I know times be tough in February but all this is pretty....... depressing. (And it BETTER not snow here................)

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Truth be told, like January, this is a tough time of year. The almanac has it spot on - it’s bitter cold, difficult, and for a lot of cultures it was a time of just hanging on and surviving.

So, I’m gonna do that by simplifying the junk out of this challenge.

This month I have only one quest, and it’s for all of the points.

QUEST: Stay on Target

(+3STA, +3STR, +2CON, +2WIS)

Midway through the last challenge I had a “WAUW my life is out of control†moment and started creating weekly charts with allotted time slots for all the shit I needed to get done. Getting this on paper was a BIG brain calmer and has helped me remember to make time for all the things I need to do, and not just spend my free hours playing FFXIV..... which I would TOTALLY do if I had less willpower. Or, TIME WASTING. I realized last month that I am my very own Time Bandit and if left to my own devices I would take my free time at work and donk around on the forums or Reddit indefinitely. I can certainly plan my time better if I am mindful of it!!

Following my “to-do†chart made me happy, and helped me look forward to things daily, thereby warding off The Blahs. Neato!

Each weekend I’ll post my chart for the upcoming week here, and do my best to stick to it. Simple as that. (Right?....)

Weekly Grading

A - Stuck to chart 100%

B - Neglected 1-2 duties

C - Neglected 3-4 duties

F - Totally went off the rails and I now have a Level 60 of every class in FFXIV. (Oops.)

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I’ve already gone ahead and completed my chart for Week 1, and here it is!

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Aha, look at that, I tried to measure even columns for each day but of course numbersed wrong and Sunday’s a LITTLE BIGGER. Super. Also I needed to use WhiteOut as I wrote something on the wrong day. XD

The only caveat I have with this is I reserve the right to toggle gym days as needed - M W F is my goal but if T Th F needs to happen due to other events that can work! However, 3 days a week MUST be done or else, penalty.

In my free time at work I’ll make sure to get done the duties for that day FIRST before I consider wasting any time on other things. ;) As long as I get all the written duties done F-Su I can fit in VIDEO GAMES in the empty spots.

That’s it! Simple, right? Right.

"What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?"

-- John Steinbeck

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You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Ahahahaha I..... cannot follow anyone this cycle...... BUT I WILL CHECK IN WHEN I CAN BECAUSE I HEART YOU, I AM JUST SO OVERWHELMED WITH ALL THE WORK THINGS.

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Ahahahaha I..... cannot follow anyone this cycle...... BUT I WILL CHECK IN WHEN I CAN BECAUSE I HEART YOU, I AM JUST SO OVERWHELMED WITH ALL THE WORK THINGS.

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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OH HAI. 

 

HAI THAR!!!!  Urgan's here, it's an official challenge thread now!

 

Guess who may or may not be back for this month of HEARTS, STARS, and RAINBOWS? <3

 

OMG you and me, we're gonna conquer this month of blah TOGETHER! <3

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Bacon dragon!

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Bacon dragon!

 

The best kind!

 

( I added it as an afterthought, I mean who doesn't love bacon??)

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Considering a fire breathing dragon could roast a pig whole ... definitely not the dragon

And snow

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Hunger Moon is when the Wendigo hunt.  Keeping your focus on the most important things is a good idea right now.

 

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OH JEEZ YES

 

Old legend is wonderful, isn't it??

 

My first introduction to the Wendigo was this story, when I was maybe 8 years old, in the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book. (Seriously, what parent looks at THIS and says, hmm, yes, ok?) (Answer: my parents <3)(I love horror to this day.)

 

 

On a completely unrelated note, shaarawy, have you played Until Dawn?

 

 

I have not heard of it! :o

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Following along. I, too, love the bacon dragon. That's two of my favorite things together.

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Following along. I, too, love the bacon dragon. That's two of my favorite things together.

 

 

Bacon dragon planner ! (I think you should patent that)

"Now we know that Trolls also explode."

 

SO on the subject of bacon...................

 

Yesterday I was making a lunch hash with scrambled eggs, grated potatoes, and leftover turkey meatloaf (nom) and wanted some BACON but I was in a pinch. TIME PINCH.  Microwave bacon?  OK!  I like crispy bacon.  4-6 minutes, ok 6 minutes, goooo!

 

.....

 

Guys.............

 

I burned the bacon.  Like, MELTED it into a pile of black foul smelling GOO.

 

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It seriously had the consistency of hot tar and smelled like a tire fire and I almost passed out after smelling it and it was PRETTY TERRIBLE. I wrapped it in 3 bags to throw away because it was that putrid. So, no bacon in my lunch.  Also burned 500 candles that afternoon to get rid of the Satan Stench.

 

Moral of the story: ALWAYS make time for bacon.

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Burning things in the microwave is always bad. I'm glad you survived.

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Oh jeez. At least you didn't set something on fire....but bacon lost is a sad, sad thing.

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I was quite impressed that you can microwave bacon ! But apparently you can't. ...

"Now we know that Trolls also explode."

 

Actually, you can, it just requires...timing. Same as in the oven. 

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Level 13 Shape-shifting Warrior Monk

STR:45 | DEX:18 | STA:10 | CON:37 | WIS:37 | CHA:27

The stronger the body the more it obeys, the weaker the body the more it commands. -- Siegmund Klein

Battle Log : MFP : Instagram : Challenges - 1, 23456789101112

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Checking in.  Winter has been pretty mild over here, but it is only January.  Still doing okay.

 

I typically manually follow people, even if that means I manually check way too often.

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Checking in.  Winter has been pretty mild over here, but it is only January.  Still doing okay.

 

I typically manually follow people, even if that means I manually check way too often.

 

Manual = more work than automatic.

 

 

 

Huh.

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STR:45 | DEX:18 | STA:10 | CON:37 | WIS:37 | CHA:27

The stronger the body the more it obeys, the weaker the body the more it commands. -- Siegmund Klein

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