karalianne is a Level 36 Health Monther

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

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Friday July, 5th for 20 points, following 0% of her 3 rules. She lost 3 life points for missing the following: track your meals at least 5 days a week, no added sugar, no dairy. Her public review of the day was…

Friday:

Accidentally had milk in my breakfast and it affected my digestion all day. sigh Must be more careful!

Spent the day in town because my parents were going to come for dinner but they had to cancel because Mom got sick. They’re coming Sunday instead.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Thursday July, 4th for 56 points, following 100% of her 3 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…

Thursday:

Went into town in the morning and got groceries, then home to get some work done. Back to town for physio assessment that afternoon. The cuboid bone in my left foot is loose and causing plantar fascitis type symptoms as well as cuboid syndrome symptoms. I thought it was just popped out of place again (something it hasn’t done since 2007), but thankfully it’s where it’s supposed to be. So new physio exercises 2-3 times a day to strengthen the foot and I’m not allowed to go running and I can only walk for exercise for five minutes after I do my physio stuff. I figure that’ll get me to the end of the driveway and back. :P Going twice a week for the next two weeks and we’ll see how I do. As things improve I’ll get to increase my walking time and then once I’m walking for half an hour we’ll start putting in some running intervals. Hopefully this doesn’t take too long. At least I’m good at doing physio when I have to report in regularly!

:) kaizenkaren
about 1 year ago

Hang in there and take it slow. It’s frustrating though, huh!

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Wednesday July, 3rd for 59 points, following 100% of her 3 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…

Wednesday:

Our third wedding anniversary!

I spent the day in town and picked him up after work. We went out for dinner and then he surprised me with a visit to the zoo! I took lots of photos (not online yet, will try to remember to share the link when they are).

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Happy Anniversary! Virtual newlyweds, you are!

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

Happy anni.! Did you visit tge zoo in the evening? I bet that was nice.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Tuesday July, 2nd for 61 points, following 75% 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:

A very good day.

Today’s adventure:

So I’m sitting in the living room, just finished my breakfast and my book, and I look up and there’s a small black DOG in my house! I pick it up to take it outside and find a medium-sized BLACK LAB eating Roy’s kibble in the kitchen!

I shooed the bigger one out and deposited the smaller one on the porch. Poor Roy was freaked out. (Have I mentioned that she hates other animals?)

I went out to close the garage door right after that and had to shoo them away from the house again – apparently I can’t keep the doors open today or we’ll have canine company. I figured out how to turn on the outside tap and so now there’s a large bowl of water out there in case they come back (black dogs on really hot days always remind me of Blackie’s final days).

I like dogs, and these ones are friendly, but I can’t have unknown animals around Roy and I don’t know how secure my cages are if the bugger one decided the piggies would be fun toys. The small one has a collar but no tags, so I can’t call their owners, either.

When we get a dog, I don’t care how well I train it not to wander, it’ll have a collar and tags just in case. (Mastiffs aren’t very wander-y because they’re so big, but things happen and I’d rather be prepared.)

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Gee, that would startle me – to look up and find a dog standing there in my house!
Ya just never know what the day will bring, eh? :)

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Janna, it could have been much worse!

This news item: A Vancouver man comes home one night and finds a naked man standing in his kitchen, cooking eggs.

http://video.theloop.ca/home/watch/homeowner-discovers-naked-man-cooking-eggs/2525116559001#.UdT5ee9zb_8

The final bit: … police arrested a 30-year-old man, who is known to police. … suspected drugs.

:-D

So, count your blessings, Janna!
It’s much harder to just pick up a naked man and deposit him on the porch.

:) UKCynthiaR
about 1 year ago

Or you could consider my friend here…he went into the bathroom and there was a monitor lizard in his toilet!

Point taken about strange dogs around the piggies. I have two dogs—one, Solo, would take each piggy and curl up with it and lick it tenderly and thank his lucky stars for being sent those cute little friends.

Rogue isn’t like that. Though she wouldn’t even try to get into a cage, her ‘interest’ would certainly frighten the piglets.

Still, to her credit, she’d be better than some naked guy cooking eggs in your kitchen!

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

“I don’t know how secure my cages are if the bugger one decided the piggies would be fun toys.”

For sure, that would be a bugger.
:-D

:) karalianne
about 1 year ago

Well, yes. And iPod-induced typos are also a bugger. ;)

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Monday July, 1st for 40 points, following 66% of her 3 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: no added sugar. Her public review of the day was…

Monday:

Candada Day!

We stayed home all day and had a lovely time just us. Got the fan set up in the guinea pig room – necessary, let me tell you.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

I’m glad it wasn’t Candida Day! :-D

A belated “Happy Canada Day” to you.

:) karalianne
about 1 year ago

And to you, MaryAnn! :)

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Friday June, 28th for 91 points, following 71% of her 7 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: write a scene/edit a personal writing project at least 2 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

Friday:

Cleaned the guinea pig cages in the morning then vacuumed the living room and got the worst of the stuff hidden away. My friend finally found our place (I had to text her info) and I wasn’t embarrassed to show her my home! (Just kept doors closed on the study and the sewing room. She understood.)

Made a vegan lasagna for dinner (tofu instead of cheese) and it was really good except I forgot to add the spinach layer! Next time, I guess! ;) (Vegan for two reasons: I try to do vegetarian for dinner on Fridays; and I am trying dairy-free to see if maybe I’m allergic to milk. My husband still eats cheese and yogurt and stuff, but when we’re eating the same thing it’ll be dairy-free.)

We played Carcassonne after dinner and I won the first game by 38 points (it was a three-way tie until we counted up the completed cities, which got me the extra points because I had the Prince due to completing the largest city). Then I worked on the Sunday leaflet while my friend and my husband played another game, which my husband won.

Now I need to maintain what I did in preparation for her visit and find out when my MIL and her family is going to be here, because that will give me a solid deadline to get more work done! I will prevail!

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Absolutely! Prevail on!

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

Yay! For your success onthe home front. You really worked hard.

:) UKCynthiaR
about 1 year ago

Prevalation (?) sounds like a very good thing!

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Much, much better than prevarication.

:) EvaC
about 1 year ago

It’s nice to get part of a space clutter-free, and can be very encouraging toward getting the whole space clear & organized. :)

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Thursday June, 27th for 83 points, following 83% of her 6 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: get at least 7 hours of sleep at least 5 nights a week. Her public review of the day was…

Thursday:

Mailed off my application for a provincial disability strategy consultation team. I feel like I probably wrote too much and was too opinionated, but either they want that or they don’t, and there may be other people who are more qualified in their eyes anyway. Though they want people with disabilities on this team as well as family members and service providers and support workers, so since I’ve been a support worker and I have a disability, maybe they’ll decide I’m awesome. Either way, they now have my ideas in hand and maybe even if I’m not on the team the government will take my thoughts to heart. One can always dream, right? :P

Got the kitchen totally done and finished the living room except for the cardboard and paper recycling and the vacuuming. The former I need my husband to remove to wherever it is he keeps it, and the latter I wanted to wait until after I cleaned the boys’ cages because fresh poops always end up on the floor after that, no matter how careful I am.

Also: weighed the boys and everyone gained weight! Batman is just a few grams away from his previous highest weight, Bandit is still the heaviest (but evening out, he didn’t gain as much as the others this week), and Squeak is gaining on Batman. But my happiest is Bubble, who is thriving. Fresh grass definitely helps them gain weight! I was looking at the “annual comparison” graph (which I made so that I can compare their weights at different times of the year) and they all gained last summer and then lost in the fall after I switched back to hay. They seem to be following the same trend this year, but I think they won’t lose as much this time around because there were other factors at work then (e.g., Bubble’s broken foot, Batman taken right off pellets). Batman also loves sharing a cage, even if Squeak is a bit of a pain in the butt, and Squeak definitely needs a cagemate to try and boss around. Batman is perfect for him because he won’t put up with Squeak’s attempts at bullying and he doesn’t complain and run away like Bubble does (that seems to aggravate Squeak more).

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

Good for you, for doing all that house-beautifying!
Impressive.

:) Bridget
about 1 year ago

I would ask you to come help me clean but you should enjoy your space and your piggies.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

I wish everybody would come help me clean/declutter!
Sniff. :,(

:) UKCynthiaR
about 1 year ago

Well done on the letter. You ARE awesome. If they miss it, well, tsk tsk on their part.

Nice job on the cleaning and fixing-up stuff. Very impressive, Janna.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Wednesday June, 26th for 78 points, following 83% of her 6 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: get at least 7 hours of sleep at least 5 nights a week. Her public review of the day was…

Wednesday:

Overall a good day. More distracted than I would have liked, but still got some things finished.

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Tuesday June, 25th for 86 points, following 71% of her 7 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: get at least 7 hours of sleep at least 5 nights a week. Her public review of the day was…

Tuesday:

House is beginning to take shape. Feeling good about it.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

That sounds like one of those big, long-term projects.
Perhaps one of those projects that just invites procrastination and/or avoidance…. Yes?
If so, how did you do it?

:) karalianne
about 1 year ago

A good friend who I haven’t seen in probably ten years is taking a road trip and will be through this way on Friday. She asked and I agreed she could totally stay here.

She said I didn’t have to worry about cleaning because she’s fine with whatever state the house is in, but you know how that is, right? “People think they’ll be okay with it but they don’t know how bad it can get.”

So I’ve been working on getting it decent enough that I won’t feel like she should be scared for her life or something.

No idea how I’ll keep the momentum going to actually finish the sorting and whatnot after she’s gone, but I’m really proud of myself for what I’ve accomplished so far.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 year ago

I’m smiling at this story. Because I recognize myself in it.
And yeah, I do know how that is! ;)

And so you should be proud of yourself!

:) UKCynthiaR
about 1 year ago

Well done on the accomplishment, Janna…you SHOULD be proud of yourself!

about 1 year ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Monday June, 24th for 99 points, following 100% of her 6 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…

Monday:

Morning at the mall. Then my friend picked me up and we went for lunch, then to the coffee shop for the afternoon. Got my work done (met deadline!).

My husband picked me up from the coffee shop (the car was in the shop, hence me not having wheels) and we went and got groceries. Subway for dinner, then meeting at church.

Friendly reminder that religious leaders are people too, and probably enjoy talking about things other than religion every once in a while. I know my dad does, and so does our priest.

about 1 year ago