Jump to content

Lucky fire dragon takes good care of her lair and family


Recommended Posts

During my last challenge I established some strong workout habits by giving them major priority and it was awesome. Daily exercise is truly magic for me :cool-new: Working out a lot took lots of time, but I got confirmed again that where there is a will there is a way.... Now there is a lot of things I'd like to get done with and for my family, some of them uncomfortable, some of them urgent and important, all of them would improve life quality for us, lots of things I'd like to get done for our house and garden and last but not least again for the most important home I have - my body, so this challenge will hopefully see me do it all:

 

c7599dad741983580fcf7d2d1863c9f0.jpg

 

Lucky fire dragon takes good care of her lair and family

 

 

1. Taking good care of my dear ones

Not sure yet how to structure this best, was thinking of points but ended up with a list instead, will include the regular things in my weekly spreadsheets and cross out on the list right here

 

Regular tough and tender love:

- check both A's and T's homework every single school day (total of 10 due to holidays)

- make sure T practices her drums and recorder daily (total 28)

- read a short section in diary of a whimpy kid with A daily to improve his English skills (total 28)

- tidy up T's room with her once every week (which is a major adventure for both of us and I am hoping doing it more often will improve that. I told her I will give her an hour for that every weekend - more tomorrow as we will have to sort through a lot of things then -  and if we don't need the full hour because she kept it neat herself we can play a game instead or go roller blading :) hope that helps as incentive) total of 4

- study with A for his school 2x 30 minutes every week (total of 8)

 

200.gif

 

List of other goodies and/or necessities to be taken care of this challenge:

- get R good sun glasses

- take R to skin doctor for funny toe nail

- sign R up for driving lessons

- cancel the saving contract we have running for her in order to fund said driving lessons

- take R shopping for clothes

- look through A's clothes and take him shopping

- look through T's clothes, hand on what's too small, try out waiting things, shop if need be

- get A's bike lights fixed

- get T's bike lights fixed plus new bell for bike (don't what it is about those lights, ugh)

- go roller blading with T (at least 3x throughout challenge) 3/3

- play with A on trampoline or go roller blading and him on waveboard (at least 2x throughout the challenge)

 

 

2. Taking good care of house and garden

 

- Tend garden and/or unclutter something in the house for 100 min / week  (which one it is will be depending on weather and urgency)

- plant strawberries on balcony with T

- wash and clean car inside and out

- get summer wheels on

- sort through own clothes and hand on things not worn any more

 

 

3. Taking good care of my body and mind

 

200.gif

 

Adapted Goal - Continue daily exercise first thing in the morning, for week 1 I will do:

follow Integral Strength Training by GMB (currently 3 sessions per week)

Ring workout is optional whenever I want to (and have strength left from IS and pole :P )

 

 

200.gifContinue pole training 4x / week

Add rope skipping 3x/ week 

Add 5 min hula hoop every day (only when the mood strikes)

 

Walk at least 3000 steps every day (I know that is ridiculously little for most of you here, but for me it can be challenging on many days as I work from home and spend most of my time in the house)

 

Journal or meditate 10 min/ day

Keep up French lessons with Memrise, Duolingo and/or other means - no time goal here, as mini challenges pushes me plenty as is ^_^

 

4. Taking good care of my skin and nails

These usually get so neglected with and it's time for them to get spoiled a bit more and shine :) so they get their own goal...

 

5 minutes/day taking care of either nails or calluses (can even be just one or two nails as long as something gets tended)

For most of my life I used to bite my nails super short and while I don't do that anymore, they don't get much care yet either. I cut them short now and don't smoothen them afterwards, the nail polish I put on my toes in February :o is still on in remnants... you get the picture. It won't take that much time to do better here and a little bit every day will go a long way.

My hands have developed some calluses from the hoop and ring training (funny enough pole doesn't create any) and one tore open a few days ago. Fortunately I discovered that I had bought one of those rough stones to use on callused skin a long time ago (when I intended better skin care as well lol) and found out that smoothed all the rough edges on the torn callus perfectly so now it won't rip any further, yay. So treating the calluses from time to time with that stone will probably prevent them from getting ripped in the first place, or at least I hope it might.

 

4 peeling massages over course of challenge

This will be a whole new experience, I have never ever done any peelings before :D Somehow turning 40 made me think of all kinds of new stuff, like I gotta turn into a classy lady or something lol, but I think it will be real nice for my dear skin

 

4 salt baths over course of challenge

4 nights with wet socks (socks soaked in warm salt water, dry woolen socks over plus towel and wham comfy detox cleanses overnight ^_^)

can also be replaced by a salted 15 min foot bath

 

Spending at least 10 minutes / day outdoors 

Come rain or shine, I have to get out there. Am pale like a sheet at the moment and won't wait for perfect weather to change that. Plus oxygen... never to be underestimated!!

This can happily be combined with goal nr 2 (gardening time)

 

 

What else is new? Oh yes, I got a fitbit charge hr for my birthday so I am now all distracted by checking how my heart rate is doing, how many steps I've taken, what it counts as exercise and can't wait to see what it thinks of pole training (have slacked this week zero, but Sunday will tell!!) and I guess it would give plenty material for more challenges.... but considering how full this one is right now (and believe me there was more that could have come in lol, but I'm shshing it :D ) I decided to wait on that...

As is I'd be one suuuuuuuuuper proud fire dragon if when I managed all of the above this coming challenge!! Won't beat myself up if for some reason I don't but boy would it be cool if I did it, squeeeeeeee

 

What helped me last time tremendously was @mr_willes pushing me on in a PvP that had us report on each other's threads how far we were along with our workouts. So if anybody would like to try that out, I'd love to do that again! But be warned, I might not be as nice to you as you know me ;) I can be quite competitive when it comes to it. In the end I'd love to see both of us have straight A weeks though, of course. That is the very best feeling for sure.

 

Let's do this thing :onthego::onthego::onthego:

 

 

For tracking:

 

homework check T        10/10

homework check A        10/10

music training check T   11/28

get room shiny T              4/4

study with A                      6/8

read dwk with A              5/28

roller blading fun  T          3/3

waveboard fun A              3/2

 

tend garden (or unclutter house)

100/100 100/100  100/100  100/100

 

meditation                       20/28

Integral Strength             10/10

pole training                    12/16

> 3000 steps                   27/28

 

nail / skin care                 23/28

peeling massage                4/4

salt bath                             5/4

> 10 minutes outdoors    24/28

  • Like 5

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

Link to post

That is a TON of work! I got tired just by reading it! :D Are you going to have a schedule or will just be picking randomly?

11 hours ago, lucky fire dragon said:

and if we don't need the full hour because she kept it neat herself we can play a game instead or go roller blading :) hope that helps as incentive)

 

This looks like is going to work.

 

11 hours ago, lucky fire dragon said:

Somehow turning 40 made me think of all kinds of new stuff, like I gotta turn into a classy lady or something lol

 

This made me laugh :D I've always wondered when it would be that I would finally had interest in taking care of my skin. All that peeling and creaming... so boring.

 

Good luck with the monumental challenge!

  • Like 1

The Wolverine - Level 5 // BER  6.5 // HEA  4 // STR  4.4 // STA  3 // DEX  4 // CON  4 // WIS  4.75 // CHA  1

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.

Adventures don't start until you get into the forest.

Link to post

Wow you are going to be busy, busy, busy! Mothering, gardening, adulting, treating... doing all the things! Here to support and maybe remember to treat myself with some of those massages and things too ;) I do get a foot massage every night however, when the Labrador comes and lies under the table with his head on my feet, and he "massages" them until they are just right for him to use as a pillow :P

  • Like 1

Mrs. Van's Latest Challenge

 

 

Stormie Omartian

"A wife's prayers for her husband has a far greater effect on him than anyone else's, even his mother's."

Link to post
54 minutes ago, elizevdmerwe said:

and he "massages" them until they are just right for him to use as a pillow

 

If that counts as massage, then I've got thousands from my cat. With his nails, of course...

 

54 minutes ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Wow you are going to be busy, busy, busy!

 

So it's not just me, right? You see it too? Huge amount of work.

  • Like 2

The Wolverine - Level 5 // BER  6.5 // HEA  4 // STR  4.4 // STA  3 // DEX  4 // CON  4 // WIS  4.75 // CHA  1

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.

Adventures don't start until you get into the forest.

Link to post
2 hours ago, zenLara said:

 

If that counts as massage, then I've got thousands from my cat. With his nails, of course...

 

 

So it's not just me, right? You see it too? Huge amount of work.

Ouch!

But that is our LFD, always busy with her family, friends and treating the people around her! Why we love her so much :love_heart:

  • Like 3

Mrs. Van's Latest Challenge

 

 

Stormie Omartian

"A wife's prayers for her husband has a far greater effect on him than anyone else's, even his mother's."

Link to post

Fun, busy challenge. I find that if I remember to use my pumice stone, it really helps with the callouses. Except I have the bad habit of picking at them:redface-new: I'm doing rings this challenge too-wheee!

  • Like 1

Wisdom 15.5   Dexterity 11   Charisma 12   Strength 14  Constitution-11

Elastigirl:Just Living Life , Part II - Current Challenge: February 14 to March 20 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

Link to post
20 hours ago, Urgan said:

BUSY BUSY BUSY DOING ALL THE THINGS. 

 

10 hours ago, zenLara said:

That is a TON of work! I got tired just by reading it! :D Are you going to have a schedule or will just be picking randomly?

Good luck with the monumental challenge!

 

7 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Wow you are going to be busy, busy, busy! Mothering, gardening, adulting, treating... doing all the things! 

 

Ooof, I am so glad to read all these!! I knew I was going for a massive challenge for me here, but this morning (or last night) my monkey all of a sudden grabbed the steering wheel, telling me all kinds of ugly things like "this is such basic stuff, you shouldn't need a challenge to get them done... what kind of mother/person/... are you?... blablabla" all the ugly self-beating up and I got insecure for a moment.

 

So thank youuuuuuuuuuuu for comforting and encouraging me like this :love_heart:

Now I feel I can be strong and DO EEET :)

  • Like 1

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

Link to post
1 minute ago, lucky fire dragon said:

Ooof, I am so glad to read all these!! I knew I was going for a massive challenge for me here, but this morning (or last night) my monkey all of a sudden grabbed the steering wheel, telling me all kinds of ugly things like "this is such basic stuff, you shouldn't need a challenge to get them done... what kind of mother/person/... are you?... blablabla" all the ugly self-beating up and I got insecure for a moment.

 

I needed a challenge to force me to re-instigate the habit of brushing my teeth. There is NOTHING too small or unworthy to be a noble goal if you're now willing and able to confront it for real. I find posting on NF is the only way some things have gotten solved in my life...WHATEVER IT TAKES!!

  • Like 5

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

Link to post
10 hours ago, zenLara said:

This looks like is going to work.

 

 

This made me laugh :D I've always wondered when it would be that I would finally had interest in taking care of my skin. All that peeling and creaming... so boring.

 

 

Working well so far, she is on it as I type here and I'll help her just now to get it at a good start (and will count that as my first time of those 4 even though it's one day early) It will be a monumental job on its own this weekend :D but I'll collect my dragon fire and kill it with her for awesome shiny home happiness :)

 

Yes lol, it is so boring isn't it?! But the thing is, I want to wear short pants and then I will have to shave or pluck my legs regularly ;) And my eyes do have these shadows nowadays and the creams do ease that...

 

Had a really good start already, will sum up below.

 

Thank you!! I appreciate the support lots!

  • Like 1

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

Link to post
7 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Here to support and maybe remember to treat myself with some of those massages and things too ;) I do get a foot massage every night however, when the Labrador comes and lies under the table with his head on my feet, and he "massages" them until they are just right for him to use as a pillow :P

 

Thank you and yes, please get infected with nice care ideas ^_^!! Ahahaha, what a great win-win with massage for you and comfy pillow for him :D

Will have to teach our cats to do that!

 

7 hours ago, zenLara said:

 

If that counts as massage, then I've got thousands from my cat. With his nails, of course...

 

 

So it's not just me, right? You see it too? Huge amount of work.

 

The cat ones would count for peeling... with nails and teeth :D

 

NO, not just you and I am soooo glad, it's not just me :lol:

 

4 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Ouch!

But that is our LFD, always busy with her family, friends and treating the people around her! Why we love her so much :love_heart:

 

often feel like a lazy lump compared to other heroes here... the lies our brains tell us... quite crazy I guess

Thank you :love_heart: you right back lots!!!

 

1 hour ago, mr_willes said:

No PvP buddies this time, but i'm sticking around to see which schlum you can entangle in that web ;) 

 

Ahaha, no one has dared yet, so I signed up for the mini again :) We might meet on a battle field there.... if you'd like to visit over there again

Glad to have you stick around :cheerful:

  • Like 2

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

Link to post
10 minutes ago, Elastigirl said:

Fun, busy challenge. I find that if I remember to use my pumice stone, it really helps with the callouses. Except I have the bad habit of picking at them:redface-new: I'm doing rings this challenge too-wheee!

 

ALL THE RINGS, whooohooooo

 

Yes, I started picking recently too and then especially the pumice stone is great help to fix it again. Thank you for giving that stone a name for me :D

 

8 minutes ago, Urgan said:

 

I needed a challenge to force me to re-instigate the habit of brushing my teeth. There is NOTHING too small or unworthy to be a noble goal if you're now willing and able to confront it for real. I find posting on NF is the only way some things have gotten solved in my life...WHATEVER IT TAKES!!

 

Very true, thank you!! And YES, brushing teeth at night before sleeping ugh it's so tempting not to get up again for that! Don't do that every day either, very thoroughly in the mornings, but not every night... might have to include that.

 

Yes, accountability is simply here and I don't want to have to report slacking then, so there is no choice but getting it done :P all the sneaky ways of tricking ourselves into health and happiness :)

 

  • Like 2

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

Link to post
1 minute ago, lucky fire dragon said:

Very true, thank you!! And YES, brushing teeth at night before sleeping ugh it's so tempting not to get up again for that! Don't do that every day either, very thoroughly in the mornings, but not every night... might have to include that.

 

Yes, accountability is simply here and I don't want to have to report slacking then, so there is no choice but getting it done :P all the sneaky ways of tricking ourselves into health and happiness :)

 

It's so easy to just not when you haven't formally declared it to the world. It's just one night....and before you know it, half of the nighttime brushings get skipped, lol. 

  • Like 3

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

Link to post

Day -1

 

What a great day! I got to tick off shopping for clothes with R already AND we finally bought new fitted sheets for our beds (the old ones were torn from cats and kids and wear) plus beautiful new covers for everyone and I just finished sorting out the old ones, vacuuming out the bed drawer where we store them and getting the new ones ready for a rinse in the wash, whooohooooooo - ALL THE LAIR CARING :)

 

Weather is gorgeous, so I plucked my legs shiny smooth this morning (is it call epilating? or what is the name for these nifty things like razors, just pulling the hairs out instead?) and put on a short skirt and pretty new top - all the sexy dragon lady ;)

Oh AND the nail polish left overs are off as well, hah! 

 

Had lots of ice cream over the last days yet the scale made my day with a solid 64kg this morning *happy grin* and I got myself one of these huge hoopmania hula hoops and tried it out this morning and I DID it!!!!!! First only in one direction and after lots of hopeless attempts even the other direction too! I was so happy, I couldn't believe I can hold it up for over 2 minutes at a time, I squealed so much in my joy, my kids came checking up to see what on Earth their Mom was doing :D Eldest tried it out herself and found it too heavy to be comfy for her (but she's a wizzard at those things, wow) and youngest asked my hubby "Why did you marry this weird woman?" because she thinks I'm utterly bonkers for trying out new sports tools all the time despite sucking at them so badly to start with - me, I don't care anymore, I'm too busy having fun :P

 

So now I'll tackle as much as possible of her room with her, put the fresh new bedding on (there is one set that doesn't smell of chemicals at all, so I'll let her put it on without washing it first) and call it a very happy day.

 

bev_hula_hoop_blue_ani_med.gif

 

  • Like 3

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

Link to post
9 minutes ago, Urgan said:

 

It's so easy to just not when you haven't formally declared it to the world. It's just one night....and before you know it, half of the nighttime brushings get skipped, lol. 

 

Exactly!!

  • Like 1

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

Link to post
18 minutes ago, lucky fire dragon said:

Day -1

 

What a great day! I got to tick off shopping for clothes with R already AND we finally bought new fitted sheets for our beds (the old ones were torn from cats and kids and wear) plus beautiful new covers for everyone and I just finished sorting out the old ones, vacuuming out the bed drawer where we store them and getting the new ones ready for a rinse in the wash, whooohooooooo - ALL THE LAIR CARING :)

 

Weather is gorgeous, so I plucked my legs shiny smooth this morning (is it call epilating? or what is the name for these nifty things like razors, just pulling the hairs out instead?) and put on a short skirt and pretty new top - all the sexy dragon lady ;)

Oh AND the nail polish left overs are off as well, hah! 

 

Had lots of ice cream over the last days yet the scale made my day with a solid 64kg this morning *happy grin* and I got myself one of these huge hoopmania hula hoops and tried it out this morning and I DID it!!!!!! First only in one direction and after lots of hopeless attempts even the other direction too! I was so happy, I couldn't believe I can hold it up for over 2 minutes at a time, I squealed so much in my joy, my kids came checking up to see what on Earth their Mom was doing :D Eldest tried it out herself and found it too heavy to be comfy for her (but she's a wizzard at those things, wow) and youngest asked my hubby "Why did you marry this weird woman?" because she thinks I'm utterly bonkers for trying out new sports tools all the time despite sucking at them so badly to start with - me, I don't care anymore, I'm too busy having fun :P

 

So now I'll tackle as much as possible of her room with her, put the fresh new bedding on (there is one set that doesn't smell of chemicals at all, so I'll let her put it on without washing it first) and call it a very happy day.

 

bev_hula_hoop_blue_ani_med.gif

 

I love everything about this.  Carry on!

  • Like 2

Love as thou wilt.

Link to post
1 hour ago, lucky fire dragon said:

my monkey all of a sudden grabbed the steering wheel, telling me all kinds of ugly things

 

I call mine Smartypants. It arrived to the point I had to devote a whole challenge to get Smartypants and The Untamed to get on with each other. But it was worthwhile: they rarely fight these days.

 

53 minutes ago, lucky fire dragon said:

"Why did you marry this weird woman?"

 

3.gif?w=780

  • Like 2

The Wolverine - Level 5 // BER  6.5 // HEA  4 // STR  4.4 // STA  3 // DEX  4 // CON  4 // WIS  4.75 // CHA  1

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.

Adventures don't start until you get into the forest.

Link to post

YAY love the challenge!

and don't you just kind of love the validation you get from writing down all the normal life-family-etc. stuff that you just *do* all the time? and seeing how much it is? you are so effective!

  • Like 3

2014! #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 2015! #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 | #11 | #12 | 2016! #13 | #14 | #15 | #16 | #17 | #18 | #19 | #20 | #21 | #22 | #23 | 2017! #24 | #25 | #26 | #27 | #28 | #29 | #30 | #31 | #32 | #33 | 2018! #34 | #35 | #36 | #37v1 | #37v2 | 2019! #38 | #39 | #40reference materials | academy battle log

 

mermaid ninja assassin. on a motorcycle. with swords. and knitting needles. and kittens.

 

Link to post

Wow, this new goals left me speechless! If I didn't know you, I'd probably say "Uhm, isn't it a bit too much?", but I saw how amazing and determined you were last month and I know you'll rock this challenge as well! Btw, I've officially decided to order my rings after completing this challenge successfully as my reward ;)

  • Like 2
Link to post

You are going to do so great this challenge, you busy lady! 

  • Like 1

Raptron, alot assassin

666564636261605958 575655545352515049484746454443424140393837363534333231302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Link to post

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