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  2. I'll make some kind of real update during the weekend but, for now, some inspirational music to have me soar through the day : Two Steps from Hell - Wild Heart
  3. ChrisWithaStick

    Machete: Somehow I Manage

    For the puppy- a lot of patience for repeating commands, positive reinforcement for successes, make sure people in charge are using adult voices - at least for anything training related, and consider training classes. They are actually less for the puppy and more for you and anyone else helping than the puppy. It won’t necessarily make things easy (depends on the temperament of the puppy), but it will give you a good framework to use. I’d bet a local humane society will have good references for learning care and basic training tips, if not classes of their own.
  4. LovelyBouncer

    Teros 55: Duty

    So much respect for these pics now due to the maneuvering when you have pushed yourself! Raaa! May you hit them all!
  5. LovelyBouncer

    Sloth gets some miles in

    Haha, note they were a breakfast only item... A more sugary version of hash browns... I was personally assaulted with cable commercials and ads when so came to the cities a weekly basis to hang out with my bf (90 mile drive... was usually heavily sleep deprived). Probably didn't last long due to sugar and hot oil can be a fire issue (found that out through the food people I work alongside with). I hope I never hear of them, they meant to be so sugary that you could enjoy your morning coffee black. Glad you did get some riding despite the rain... May ask what woods you use? Or area?
  6. geng shi

    Let's try this again

    Day 23 update: 1. Biked 14.05 miles 2. Got 75  3. Nothing after 8 .
  7. geng shi

    Let's try this again

    Thanks! Fortunately, we had a pretty strong "cold front" this week - heat index is 20 degrees cooler than last week.
  8. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Goes Kurosawa

    And a mini work space farm update while I'm at it. The marigold now has two flowers and three more buds, while still not being much more than three or four inches tall. It also has a new marigold neighbor that I put on Friday. Since Friday, the green onions grew like six inches, the basil more than doubled, and the kale I'd trimmed back to four or five weeks is now a monster with twelve or more leaves spanning a foot. I gave away a ton of basil and the top six inches of onion, but it's basically all grown halfway back since yesterday morning - at least two onions have hit the space farm ceiling in about 32 hours. Since I'm still luring people into taking stuff and they're not keeping up with the tiny amount we have, I think this week's lunches will include kale, basil, and onion salads. I'll have to pick up some salad dressing and dried cranberries on my way to work. One of the seedlings I took out of the kids' table is thriving. The other two, not so much. Oops. And sadly, I'm not going to have any idea what they were till I see what else made it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Honestly, I don't even know what the survivor is. They all look alike until they're a few inches tall. My coworker thinks lettuce, but I think it looks like a brassica of some sort. Who knows.) I might have extra space in there. I took out both roses and didn't bother replacing the oregano. Watercress? I do like watercress, and apparently it adores hydroponics, for obvious reasons. And it's a little more decorative than the average salad green. I need to remember to water the garden tomorrow. I did get to once last week, and it's probably not suffering, but it's time. And my tomatoes look stressed. Oh, and I need to see if anything in the greenhouse has decided to live. I don't have high hopes for the replacement melon, cucumber, and squash I put in. I'm not even feeling that hopeful about my currant tomato, and my pepper is not doing amazingly. But there are some communal seedings in the greenhouse, including some really healthy tomatoes and some kind of pepper, and a non-dwarf watermelon. Maybe I can just throw some stuff in. But you never know. I didn't expect chard or beets to be the easiest thing in the world, although they are, and I didn't expect this variety of carrots to be super easy, because they're not meant to be. And I didn't expect one of the kale plants to suddenly decide it was super happy in the hot summer, because for a really long time it wasn't, and it's not meant to be. Oh, also, gotta remember the bug spray, so my surprise happy Japanese melon can get a spray. It had a lot of fruit setting, last time I looked. And was trying to invade my plotmate's tomato patch, but I think that's fair, since her tomatoes are trying to invade my melon patch. I'm trying to train it, though. Oh, and it's probably time to start the broccoli and rhubarb, so I should take that in. And the winter radishes, maybe? Might be too early for those, but maybe a few just for fun. It's kind of getting to be "what do I want to eat in October" season. And I think I'll start throwing some carrot and onion seeds around on the empty dirt. The onions are super slow, and the carrots are sort of middling, so they'll want the start. Maybe another round of beets, too. (What likes nitrogen? I have a bean patch. Which is probably flowering, actually, so I may get beans soon.) If I'm going to do more ginger, honestly, I need to get on it. It won't be fully grown, but I'll get a bit more than I put in. No sign of any of my second round of flowers. I'm thinking that either it was too hot for them, or they need a winter to germinate. Well, whatever. It's all a surprise. I need more recipes for thyme. Maybe I'll make soft cheese and make it thyme flavored. But I have truly impressive quantities to use. Also basil.
  9. Kishi

    Osu

    Because @Teirin asked...
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  11. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Goes Kurosawa

    Update to the update: I'm in bed on time. See, I really can trust myself to get the things done on time. And I even did a few extra but good things on the way to bed. God, this is such an improvement over the past couple of weeks. Definitely Jingo. I'm in the mood for a sunny holiday with donkeys and juggling and maybe a teeny war.
  12. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Goes Kurosawa

    Week 4 Day 2 Update: I finished all the tasks except my stretch goal, and overachieved on a few of them. This is excellent. I want to do more, but I'm training myself to be done, and to trust myself to get things done when I say I will and finish when I say I will. I put in the time, I'm done, it's now bedtime. I have a small list of things to do tomorrow. Maybe I will put in a single timebox of work before I go in to the office. After all my sleep. I'm not sure what tonight's audiobook will be. I do Jingo a lot, but I'm sort of in a Jingo mood.
  13. fleaball

    Flea Learns How to Human, Part 2

    Asked my brother when he got up yesterday if he'd seen the missing item. Nope. When he got home from work I told him it was in its usual spot and our father is an idiot. "Yeah, I wasn't going to tell you because I figured it would just make you mad, but when I was getting ready for work he was saying 'I should beat the girl for making me make a complete ass of myself at work." Let's let that one sink in for a minute. He goes to work without even looking for the thing at home because he's sure he left it in a locked drawer or something idk. Then after I say I don't see it in the house, he comes home and looks in the exact same place and doesn't see it either. But it's still my fault he doesn't have it? And a new fun thing I realized: he hasn't called me "the girl" in forever (at least as far as I know). He used to do it to both of us all the time when we were kids. "The girl" and "the boy." I don't know why. I don't remember when it started or stopped. But when it hit me last night my only thought was just y i k e s. So between this and the cat drama my therapist will absolutely be earning her paycheck tomorrow. I like you guys. <3 I realized I don't actually have replies for you because you're right. Fire is hot. Hot is bad.
  14. Have you tried yoga gloves?
  15. Chest squeeze and wall sit done with EC
  16. Anim07734

    Amaya tackles the to-do

    Events like that are always a lot more work than anyone realizes until they've done it, so it's understandable for people to get overwhelmed. Sorry you got caught in the middle of it. Depending on your own time commitment and how well you worked with the organizer(s), you could consider helping with the entertainment planning for next year. Even just someone to help take calls and write a schedule is one less thing for him to worry about. And having people show interest makes it more likely to happen again. Glad to hear you made the most of it, met new people, and got some quality outdoor time.
  17. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Goes Kurosawa

    That's my one real hesitation about them. Their understanding of movement is super interesting to me, but my needs right now are a lot more minimalist. What I did instead was buy $20 of "yoga for athletes" from the company that put out the martial arts conditioning DVD I like. It's not the fluffy spiritual yoga-for-delicate-ladies that drives me crazy, but cross-training led by professional athletes. Three DVDs with four 20-minute workouts (and a shorter bonus) - one is strength themed, one flexibility themed, and one conditioning, which I got mostly for the focus on hip opening. I gave "yoga for runners" a miss, though, and stuck with football, soccer, and, I dunno, whatever the third guy does. Right focus, right length. We'll see when they arrive. I'll need to get my time management under control, but half an hour isn't a deal breaker. I really was just done by the night. I shouldn't have been so ambitious, it didn't end well. Doing anything at all was so far beyond me that I even failed disastrously at sleep. Tonight I have strict timeboxes. I will do two things for fifteen minutes and stop. No matter what.
  18. Jupiter

    Treva Fights for Herself

    LOL this just made my day. I love Captain Cold. I hope they bring him back for a cameo this season.
  19. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Pack. Move. Unpack: Tanktimus Relocates Forum Headquarters

    Today is a good day. Went to work, then went to a birth class. Due to scheduling, we are taking them out of order, but that's not a problem. Tonight was about what happens if a transfer to a hospital is necessary. The big piece is that if you go to a birthing center, they only transfer you to a hospital if it's actually needed. The idea is hospitals don't know what to do with normal births so they lean towards interventions more appropriate in difficult births.
  20. Thom Stépan

    Run Thom Run 2

    Did a 5.5km walk today, around Lake Albert. This is half of the course for the 10k. It took me a bit over an hour. I am not exactly sure of the time as I got a phone call from Bec regarding medications for the kids. Been nearly an hour now and I am feeling okay. About to head downtown and do some errands. Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
  21. Treva

    Treva Fights for Herself

    I have not chimed in nearly as much as I would have liked, but I guess that's how things go when you're starting a new job. Happy Body: It has been, of course, hard to get in enough sleep. I have trouble getting down sometimes in the evenings, especially if work has been busy. That said, I am working on being more efficient at the hospital, so I can leave earlier and get back to the things I enjoy doing. I have still been able to get to the gym and get through all my exercises like I usually do. Cardio at the gym has taken the biggest hit, since I spend a lot of time on my feet at work. But I still do my S&S, and I still do my strength training, and for right now that's enough. I'm getting to the gym 3-4 times a week, which is pretty good considering our call schedules are on a four day rotation. I am being a little bit more careful with making sure I take time to rest. Naps on my days off are more of a thing now. I am all about that cortisol reduction strategy. I wish I had something good for staying calm at work!! Probably reciting captain cold at myself And this is why I love captain cold. And prison break. But that's another story. Diet has been okay. I snack plenty. Lots of fruits and vegetables, but probably too much chocolate and sugar/plant protein. Happy brain: still going strong on my crit care podcast! Although I'm starting to run out of episodes--I'll have to start finding something else to listen to in the mornings. I was able to do a big practice session yesterday, which showed me I've made some progress on the things I've been committed to working on. I am hoping to find a rhythm soon at work, so I can again, get home earlier, and do more studying and practicing. Work isn't a lot of education, mostly execution of busywork. Getting motivated to do some of it is hard. I have also gotten a lot of mixed messages about studying. I think I need to pay attention to the lessons of Past Mary to start studying early, and to hell with the rest of the advice!! Happy heart: been working on different types of prayers, on a recommendation from a friend. They are helpful when I remember to do them. Sometimes I am really tired and forget. I've been doing better at reaching out to people, or at least trying to figure out when I come across as hostile when I don't intend to. It's usually when I am feeling very sad and want to withdraw. I have been still struggling with enjoying certain things in medicine, but knowing those things might be prohibitive for music or having a life. It was the most hard recently when I was the only one in my work group who wasn't married/in a long term relationship. It was very hard sometimes to come into work and hear about everyone else's days with their spouses. I enjoy my space, I really do! the flexibility and not having to report to anyone, and being able to do whatever I want with my time, is really amazing. But, you know. Emotional connection. My new group of interns seem super cool and I get along well with one of them, at least right now, so that's pretty neat! It's good to be able to work with people who have a similar sense of humor. That's nice for right now, at least.
  22. One of my favorite things at work is when I get to cut up forms and staple them to other forms. Which happens with alarming regularity.
  23. Fonzico

    Fonzico eats like a Goddess

    Okay. Today has been good. ^lunch time roller blade This is to officially note that I am done eating supper, and the kitchen is closed for the night. No excuses.
  24. Cheetah

    Cheetah gets back to business.

    Thanks! Thanks, Me too! Thanks! It really is! Okay, short update today. My whole world has been turned upside down, almost literally. It's going to take some time for me to figure out how to make everything work. Having said that, I've had a lot of good mindful eating days lately, so I'm really happy about that. Unfortunately exercise is just not happening right now. Although, my family and I are going camping and hiking this weekend, so that's not nothing. I just don't know yet how to get exercise into the new routines. The routines are still forming, and studenting is still a huge time-suck, so we'll see how that goes. The other good thing I have to report is that the mindful eating is finally working in the correct direction and my pants are getting looser again. Slowly but surely, it's working. I'll take that.
  25. Elennare

    Super Assassin Bros 2

    Don't think I'm going to be able to contribute much this week. Can probably squeeze in wall sits, but I don't think I'm going to get anything else. Sorry team. Oh! But I just realized I had bell pepper in my dinner last night. So here's the thing so I can count that, too. Meal: Chimichurri marinated beef kabob from the Whole Foods meat dept case served over spring greens. I pulled the beef chunks, pepper slices, and onion off the skewer and cooked them in a frying pan with a bit of avocado oil until everything was cooked. Dumped it over a giant handful of spring mix salad. It was delicious and I highly recommend it.
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