karalianne is a Level 32 Health Monther

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I live in Saskatchewan and am trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

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karalianne had a couple thoughts.

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On Tuesday when I cleaned up the closet, I discovered that I own 16 skirts and six dresses. This is quite astonishing, given that I was a kid (child/adolescent) who owned maybe two of each at a time and preferred pants whenever possible. I’m still more of a jeans & t-shirt kinda girl, but when the weather warms up I’ll probably go back to wearing skirts in public like I did all last spring-summer-fall.

What kinds of things surprise you about yourself now that you’re a (supposed) adult?

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

I was just thinking yesterday that it still surprises me that I did not grow up to be a cowboy.
I am usually surprised when people ask me for advice.
Seriously! Haven’t you noticed how much trouble I get myself into?

:) Dylan Pocock
about 1 year ago

My wife recently told me, “you’re the one who’s good at getting up on time.” I was speechless.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Dylan: Gee, I’m speechless with you!

Bridget: a little song for you:
All my life I’ve tried to be a cowboy
But I guess a cowboy I will never be
’Cause cowboys have to know how to ride horses
And horses scare the hell outta me.

I will try to find the melody on YouTube.

Janna: Your question will require more thought than I am capable of at the present time. :-)

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Wednesday March, 13th for 49 points, following 75% of her 4 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: allow processed food 2 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

Wednesday:

In town all day. Did 30 minutes on the recumbent bike, then sat and lamented my life for an hour at the library. (Latest report is a disaster, all formatting was stripped due to the person using Pages for Mac instead of Word for Mac like is logical.)

Doctor for quick appointment, then grabbed crappy supper food at Safeway andcrappy hay at the no-animals pet store. Had A&W for lunch.

Went and parked at my husband’s work and walked over to the library. Spent half an hour editing my novel, then had a 45 minute session with the Writer in Residence. Very encouraging meeting and he’d like to see another ten pages of this novel. Just have to decide what to send next.

Edited for the last hour and a half of the day, then met up with my husband and we came home. Had our convenience dinner at the table in the kitchen, then sat in the living room together, he reading and I trying to fix the disaster of a report (in an hour and a half, I got a bunch of the formatting fixed and the headers and footers fixed, and I actually edited the first part of the report).

Bed came on time, which was most lovely.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Tuesday March, 12th for 76 points, following 100% of her 4 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Tuesday:

Stayed home. Spent the morning cleaning house. Dishes, laundry, etc. Even did some ironing and started cleaning up the master bedroom. Pared down my clothes somewhat – need a couple more bins for storing them in when I’m not actively wearing them – you know, out of season clothes and things I really only wear when I’m working. (I figure it’s good to keep office wear on hand, just in case.)

Here, have a video I suddenly remembered from my teenage years and looked up on YouTube Tuesday night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT53XpwOT4U (Caution: religious content – but it’s funny! It’s Mark Lowry, if you know who that is.)

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Janna, I don’t think you’ll mind my saying this.

That guy, Mark Lowry, makes me want to run as fast as I can in the other direction … screaming … with my eyes closed and with my fingers jammed into my ears.

A chacun son goût, eh? :-)

:) karalianne
about 1 year ago

LOL – No worries, Mary Ann! I enjoy his parodies and he’s a comedian and a singer (in the Gaither Vocal Band, though, which makes me want to run screaming in the opposite direction), and he has ADHD. So multiple reasons for me to like him!

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Monday March, 11th for 41 points, following 50% of her 4 rules. She lost 2 life points for missing the following: get at least 7 hours of sleep every night, allow processed food 2 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

Monday:

Aquacize in the morning. Then library and did some editing by hand. Then met my friend for lunch at Denny’s, from whence we went to a liquidation store and had fun looking at all the weird stuff (and bought some things of course).

I did more writing etc. at the downtown library and then met my husband and we stopped at Costco and then drove home.

Very slowly.

Glad my husband was driving as the highway was ICE. (As in, not “icy” but actually “ice.”)

We knew it had been blowing but weren’t prepared for what the driveway looked like. Remember the photo of our snowed in driveway from a bit ago? Well, imagine that only with “waves” that come up past your knees in some places.

We parked the car at the end of the driveway and I collected things while my husband checked it out – too much to shovel tonight. So I started walking down the driveway while he moved the car. Then he got the car stuck, so I put everything I was carrying down and went back and helped get it unstuck. Then he set out to walk to the neighbours’ to ask to borrow their snow flag (you put it at the end of the driveway and the grader knows you want your driveway ploughed) while I picked up my things and headed back to the house.

Remember the description of the drifts? Now imagine trying to walk through those “waves” of snow while carrying: a messenger bag across your body with it hanging in back; a backpack; a full purse; a bag of knitting; a cloth bag of groceries; and one of the large Safeway cloth “boxes” filled mostly with cans. Because that’s what I carried to the house.

I was shaking by the time I got to the house and had to talk myself through the last 100 feet. Got in the door and almost had a panic attack when the backpack wouldn’t slide off easily (it was hung up on the messenger bag) because I was beyond being able to figure out how to maneouvre it. I changed into my pyjamas because my upper body was overheated (sweater under a coat) while my legs were frozen (jeans and boots that come up just past my ankles). My ears are still recovering (I was wearing a hat, though). I’m glad I usually wear a scarf and gloves!

I was putting the kettle on for tea when my husband arrived with the Costco box and the toilet paper. His boots just come up to his ankles, so imagine how much fun he had.

The neighbours don’t have a snow flag, but the lovely man is currently clearing our drive with his backhoe. Again.

Last week I made them shortbread. The week before that, it was chocolate chip cookies. The time before that, gingerbread. What do I make them this week?

We are so putting up a snow fence next winter.

:) karalianne
about 1 year ago

(That summary of the drive etc. was written on Monday evening, hence the neighbour was doing the drive for us when I wrote it.)

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

That trek up the driveway sounds awful.
I hope the snow fence prevents all that.
What to make them?
I know! RUM BALLS! :-D

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

What a challenge!
Was there a crust of ice on top of the snow?
Yay the toilet paper made it.

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

If we lived closer I would lend you our tractor cookie cutter. Tractor cookies would be nice for the neighbors.
http://www.thecookiecuttershop.com/vehicle/vehicle7.shtml
Ours is from an Old MacDonald’s farm set.

:) EvaC
about 1 year ago

Whoof, what a job to get in the house!

:) SusanT
about 1 year ago

Sounds like an arduous task to get everything into the house. Good on you for getting through.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Sunday March, 10th for 55 points, following 100% of her 4 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Sunday:

Church (we were on time!) followed by an attempt to see a movie, but it was already gone from the theatre. We looked at a non-iPod touchscreen mp3 player (basically these things are mini tablets) but didn’t buy it as we want to get a good one and don’t want to spend too much. Long story but I need to not be dependent on Apple anymore as the customer service sucks.

Stopped at the neighbours’ on the way home to give them the shortbread I made on Friday and had a nice chat but didn’t stay ages this time. Returned home and had a nice lazy afternoon.

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

another lovely day

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Saturday March, 9th for 31 points, following 75% of her 4 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Her public review of the day was…

Saturday:

Took meds to hopefully curb chattiness during writing meet. Wasn’t sure they were working as I then talked my husband’s ear off for about 20 minutes, but went to the meet and was able to focus really well on my projects. Got some editing done, wrote some blog posts, wrote the first draft of a picture book, and wrote some music (I’m writing a Mass; all the other composers are doing it, after all).

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Wow! Writing a Mass, eh?
Well, why not. All the other composers are doing it. :-)

:) karalianne
about 1 year ago

LOL Mary Ann

When I’m done the Kyrie Eleison I’ll make a recording of the computer playing it and post a link so you all can listen. It’s in English, and I’ll post the words so you can try to guess where the words go. ;)

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

I look forward to listening.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Me too.
And when you’re a really famous (let’s say, more famous) composer of liturgical music, I’ll tell everybody that I knew you when you were still writing your first Mass.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Friday March, 8th for 71 points, following 80% of her 5 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Friday:

Cage-cleaning day. Photos up on Flickr; not many this time. I did Bandit and Squeak’s cages first and put them in the pen in the living room.

No fighting! They did a lot of chasing, but it was “I want to mount you!” chasing (even between the two), not “Get away from me!” chasing. They were both exhausted by the time I came to put them in their clean cages. Near the end, Bandit was hard-pressed to decide if he wanted to sleep (as close to Squeak as he could get, I kid you not) or chase Squeak. Bandit also kept going up to Squeak and poking his nose into his mouth when Squeak was eating a carrot. I’d never seen a guinea pig do that before, but apparently young’uns do it a lot.

Batman and Bubble I was wary of, but figured it wouldn’t hurt anything to try at least. So I put them in the pen (which is currently only a 2×3 C&C size) and watched them carefully for a bit.

Again, no fighting! They didn’t chase each other anywhere near as much as the other two. Batman did some butt-checking (where he swings his butt at the other guinea pig as he walks by, specifically in order to whack the guinea pig with it) and there were a few mounting attempts, but mostly they left each other alone and did their own thing.

This makes me wonder if perhaps the problem before was that it was a trio. It’s possible that Batman has no idea how to relate to/interact with more than one guinea pig at a time, which caused all the fighting before. But I think if I’m going to try him living with Bubble, I’m going to have a huge space for them to live and do a really long introduction in a really big space before putting them both directly into the shared cage.

When I put Batman back in his cage (last), he started chirping. Then he acted really spooked. And then he chirped more.

I managed to get some video of the event: http://youtu.be/XZRpuH3zFjQ

He slept in his litter pan for at least four hours after that.

And about an hour after the events in the video, Bandit smacked his food bowls together (they’re ceramic, so they bing) and started wheeking like he’s been hurt, so I rushed in and he was fine, standing next to the bowls and looking at me, oinking (he seriously oinks like a proper pig) and asking me why I was so concerned.

Husband was VERY late getting home from work (we’re talking it was 9.00 p.m.) and didn’t call or anything. And he didn’t understand why I was upset about it. If he’d let me know he was working late, I wouldn’t have worried at all, but I didn’t know for sure so I was starting to wonder if there’d been an accident or something. He’s promised to call now. I think he needs a cell phone so I can text him when stuff like this happens. :P

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Butt-whacking guinea pigs. Interesting. :-)

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Thursday March, 7th for 64 points, following 75% of her 4 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Her public review of the day was…

Thursday:

36 years since my dad was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. I was one week shy of six months old. Called him at 10.00 p.m. and had a lovely chat. Also asked Facebook friends to post comments to my status about it, talking about good memories they have of his ministry to them. A couple of people did. Mom is going to share with him (Dad doesn’t use computers unless absolutely necessary).

Made bread in the breadmaker again. Smelled delicious. We’ll probably cut into it for breakfast Saturday.

Had a lovely bath and soaked the length of my hair in the hot water. I find it helps smooth the shafts a bit. Planning to oil the length over the weekend as it’s very dry and flyaway right now.

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

How nice about your dad.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Wednesday March, 6th for 67 points, following 80% of her 5 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Her public review of the day was…

Wednesday:

We got to sleep in as my husband had an appointment at 11 so didn’t go in to work until after that.

Made doctor’s appointment for next week.

Dealt with budget and bills.

Shift night, we went to the gym and I rode the recumbent bike.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Tuesday March, 5th for 66 points, following 100% of her 4 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Tuesday:

Spent the day in town.

Aquacize in the morning. Then got drinking water at Safeway.

Then down to SEARS to pick up the jacket with the shortened sleeves, lovely job. The person who helped me was the department manager. We had a nice conversation and it was wonderful to be able to sing the praises of her staff and let her know how impressed we were with the service and with the knowledge of what they were selling.

Then I parked at my husband’s work and walked over to the library, where I did computer work stuff for the rest of the day. Got some blog posts queued up and caught up on that sort of thing.

I dropped my husband off at the barber’s (new place for him; he hasn’t had a proper hair cut since we moved here four years ago) and went to get the groceries. We each got a graphic novel at the comic shop (he got the next one in Chew and I got Alpha Flight vol. 1 finally).

Came home, he went to bed before 9.00 p.m. because of a headache. I was up until 1.00 a.m. but changed the alarm for 8.00 a.m. because we didn’t have to be up as early on Wednesday. Will talk about Wednesday next time. ;)

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

It’s good to hear of helpful sales assistants, successful alterations, and especially getting to set the alarm a bit later.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

And a husband getting his first haircut in 4 years. ;-)

:) karalianne
about 1 year ago

Yes, well, he trims his moustache with his moustache scissors that I bought him, but he never really does anything with his hair (which was to the bottom of his shoulder blades but is a couple of inches shorter now) and it was getting kind of ratty. It looked fine, but the length wasn’t so healthy. (And I know about healthy hair!)

I’ve decided to get my yearly trim the week before Easter this year. I don’t need a new dress, since the one I bought last year will suffice this year. So I figure I’ll get the ends all tidied up instead.

Of course, my hair is a lot longer than my husband’s hair.

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

I thought of your beautiful tresses when I read this story. I remembered the photo you shared of your hair styled up.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2289022/The-real-life-Rapunzel-family-Mother-grows-award-winning-hair-SIX-FEET—daughters-catching-up.html

about 1 year ago