karalianne is a Level 35 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 Orange Bracket, played Sunday June, 22nd for 96 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…

Sunday morning was church, then we stopped at Princess Auto and got a laptop cooling thinger on our way home. It works pretty well but I still can’t play Facebook games. sigh

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Sigh – that is sad – even with the cooler in place.

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

Yup, overheats to above 90 Celsius and then it will bluescreen or randomly reboot itself. I figure neither of those events is supposed to happen…

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Saturday June, 21st for 70 points, following 66% of her 6 rules. She lost 2 life points for missing the following: allow snacking 3 days a week, work on personal writing projects. at least 4 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

Saturday morning was the Langham Days stuff. We went to the pancake breakfast and then to the parade (which was late starting, but happily it didn’t rain during) and then to the library book sale (everything was $0.25 each, I got 5 books and 3 magazines, my husband got 6 books and a DVD). Then home to do not much. Later I went back into town to see Annie, the live stage play. It was great. I played that show 20 years ago, when I was in grade 12. Afterward I talked to the woman who’s running the group that did the show, and she gave me her contact information and wants me to help with the summer music camp stuff. I’m excited about it, though I think I wrote way too much in my e-mail last night. Owell.

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Sounds like an amazing day with books, magazines and DVD’s, Oh my! I love live theater!

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Friday June, 20th for 112 points, following 71% of her 7 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: work on personal writing projects. at least 4 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

Friday I finished cleaning my kitchen! I also found my husband’s wedding ring under a bag of recycling. Hooray! Before and after photos here: http://karalianne.tumblr.com/post/89430356371/kitchen-before-and-after-check-it-out-i-did

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Hooray for you!

:) Rachel9880
about 1 month ago

Great work, you’ve inspired me to clean my living room

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

I did my living room a while ago: http://karalianne.tumblr.com/post/78609783217/before-and-afters-of-the-living-room-i-did-it (More inspiration for you.)

:) NinaCnyc
about 1 month ago

Hooray!

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Wednesday June, 18th for 112 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…

Well, what a day.

Got out of bed at around 8.00 a.m. (alarm went off at 7.00 a.m., I dozed and then played with my iPod).

Did my usual stuff: fed the guinea pigs, fed the cat, made the humans breakfast, packed my husband’s lunch, gathered the stuff I needed for my day in the city.

Got into the car a bit after 9.00 a.m., as usual for a day in the city. We headed off.

And then the car died. It just stopped working.

Luckily one of our neighbours saw us and took my husband to get some gas, but that wasn’t the problem. So she called her husband and he came after a while with his truck and towed our car to the mechanic’s in town, since we were still on the gravel road and about two minutes from town (still half an hour away from the city) when it died. Then he drove us home and his little boy (about two years old) held Oscar the toy guinea pig for the whole drive. (He is adorable.)

It was 11.00 a.m. by the time we got home.

At that point, my husband took the truck into the garage because the wipers weren’t working and it was raining all day today. I called and canceled my shift tonight because I hate driving the truck and the person I take out doesn’t like it either. At some point I went out and helped my husband get the wiper motor off the truck and then he drove over to the neighbour’s because he’d said he had a bunch of bits and pieces and might have a motor. So that did get done, but then my husband had a migraine so he just stayed home, since by the time that was all dealt with it was like 2.30 p.m. anyway.

While my husband was dealing with the truck, I started some laundry and sifted the litter box. Then I did the dishes. Then it was noon, so I had lunch and read a book and then I moved the laundry around. At 1.41 p.m. I put fresh sheets on the bed. Then I cleaned the guinea pig cages starting at 2.03 p.m., switching the fleece and towels out for shavings because executive dysfunction is a thing and cleaning properly hasn’t been happening with the fabric bedding. Shavings are easier.

I figured I would also move Bubble’s cage so we could find where the smell was coming from since we knew it was probably the dead ground squirrel from last month (remember, the one that went in behind the cages and then disappeared). So before doing fresh bedding (after I took out the soiled stuff) I cut the zip ties on the outer cubes for his cage and loosened them, and then I lifted up the cage base.

If you heard a blood-curdling shriek at about 2.30 p.m. (Saskatchewan time), that was me.

I found the ground squirrel.

Apparently the reason we couldn’t find it before was that it had crawled under Bubble’s cage. And then it died.

My husband cleaned it up (he had to use a scraper on the bottom of the cage) and then I put baking soda on the rug and sprayed down the bottom of the cage with vinegar and water and wiped it with a paper towel after it had soaked a bit and dude I washed my hands with antibacterial soap after that.

I also sprayed Febreez in there because holy wow it reeked.

I finished with the big cage and brought up a store cage for Bubble because I need to change the C&C base a bit for the new location. I also washed their food and veggie bowls and got everything all nice for them. Then I terrorized them with nail clippers and scissors. Well, the scissors were just for Bubble and Squeak, but still. Squeak had a big mat over his grease gland but I cut it out. Poor dude will probably be way more comfy now. Next week I’m going to see if I can clean their grease glands properly. I’ve never tried it before, but I’m sure I can find some instructions online. (Like at GuineaLynx.)

So all of the guinea pig stuff took two hours. Then I moved more laundry around. Then I spend 20 minutes unfucking my kitchen, which looks way better now even though I don’t feel like I did very much. I just cleared off the table, bagged a bunch of the empty water bottles, and removed a bunch of plastic bags. Oh, and reorganized (a little bit) the small book case that’s by the door downstairs, which I use for canned goods that don’t fit in the cupboard.

At 5.10 p.m. I started dinner (leftover pork chop, salad, and freshly made mashed potatoes) and then I did my writing prompt since that’s by hand. When my dinner was ready, I turned on my laptop and here I am. I ate a bit after 6.00 p.m. and I restocked the queue for the ADHD blog while I was at it. Trying to stay on top of things while also respecting the fact that I need no computer in order to get stuff done around the house.

I had a coffee this morning (homemade) and haven’t been anxious at all, so I am thinking that it was the amount of caffeine in the Earl Grey that did it on Monday. I’m going to try something else tomorrow.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Phew! Dude! What a day!

So that explains it!…..
I thought I heard a weird, blood-curdling shriek this afternoon. It was around 4:30 pm EDT.

:) Elfu
about 1 month ago

Wow, one of those days indeed!

:) Bridget
about 1 month ago

pork chop and mashed potatoes is half of my favorite meal.
I need the sauerkraut and applesauce to be transported to foodie bliss.

Tough discovery. Three cheers for your husband for rising to clean up.

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Oh wow! THAT was a day well behind you.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Tuesday June, 17th for 114 points, following 100% of her 7 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…

A fairly decent day. Didn’t get as much done around the house as I wanted to, but owell.

I don’t remember my dreams from last night, but next time I have an interesting one I’ll be sure to share.

:) Elfu
about 1 month ago

I’m looking forward to reading your interesting dream! :)

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Well, brava anyhow for a most decent day!

about 1 month ago

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karalianne had a couple thoughts.

Heart.half.16 6 · 2,730 pts

Thank you everyone who helped with my life points by donating fruit earlier today! In return, I have shared my two most recent weirdo dreams in my update for today. I hope you enjoy!

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

And I did enjoy your weirdo dreams! :-)

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Monday June, 16th for 83 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…

In town all day. Had a venti Earl Grey at Starbucks; bad idea as I was then anxious all day. Apparently I can’t drink caffeine to manage my ADHD anymore either. So I am just going to have to suck it up and force myself to do stuff. :P

Today I took the person I do community access with to an appointment and to run a few errands. Then I got groceries.

Last night I dreamed that I was myself but also Christian Bale’s Batman (with the bunged knee like in The Dark Knight Rises). I had a Robin, who was a friend from online and helped me up the stairs of the mansion to my room. In this same dream, before I was Batman I was taking a course in car marketing at Ryerson University and I was in Toronto and someone asked me what I thought about the recent election and I told her I wasn’t from Ontario.

The night before I dreamed that my guinea pigs had babies. They’re all male.

I’m a little worried about what I might dream tonight…

:) Kim Lindsey
about 1 month ago

What could it all mean?! :D

:) krystallazuli
about 1 month ago

Interesting dreams! I don’t usually remember mine.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

What could it all mean ?! :-D

And what will you dream tonight ?!
DUMM-ta-DUM-dum-DUUUUUUM.

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Quite vivid dreams…hmmm…what would Freud make of that?

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Freud would be looking for the cigar in the dream.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Sunday June, 15th for 113 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…

A really relaxing day.

My husband had a migraine this morning so we stayed home from church so he could recover (and he did).

Mostly just goofed around online, which is important sometimes. Especially after the week I had!

:) Elfu
about 1 month ago

I agree that goofing around online is important sometimes. You never know what you’ll find. :)

:) SylvieF
about 1 month ago

Goofing around anywhere is important sometimes. I believe this deeply but often fail to honor it. Thanks for the reminder, and I’m glad you had some fun!

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Goofing around is great – I need to incorporate that more…

about 1 month ago

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karalianne needs fruit, barely.

Heart.half.16 6 · 2,730 pts

I lost 2 life points because of the following things…
  • Ate something with added sugar
  • Didn't do the custom thing

So this week… let me tell you about it.

Tuesday I went to see Maleficent with a good friend. Great movie.

Wednesday I had a dentist appointment where they confirmed (finally) that the tooth that gave me so much trouble in January really is dead and I have an infection and need a root canal done by a specialist so I have antibiotics and they’re referring me. Then I went to Starbucks to try and get some work done and got hit on by a random stranger who wouldn’t leave me alone even though I did everything except tell him to go away (I even said I was trying to get some work done). Happily my phone rang and I was able to leave to go meet some people.

Thursday and Friday (all day both days) I babysat a pair of lovely children whose parents were in town for a conference. We had a great time together and did all kinds of things.

Saturday I went shopping with my mother and then went to writing meet, where I learned that I don’t have the necessary password to edit the report that is due on Tuesday.

So that has been my week. Please take pity on me and give me some fruit to replace that which I lost due to all of the many things that were were going on this week!

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Fjorlief sent 6 pieces of fruit with this note:

here is some fruit to brighten your day… I will check in again later to see if you are still hungry

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MaryAnn sent 2 pieces of fruit with this note:

My goodness, what a week!
Here’s some nourishing fruit.

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krystallazuli sent 6 pieces of fruit with this note:

Here is some fruit!

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Kim Lindsey sent 2 pieces of fruit with this note:

Good luck with all your challenges!

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kaizenkaren sent 2 pieces of fruit.

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Elfu sent 12 pieces of fruit with this note:

May this week will be more peaceful for you :)

Fruit-10.50 Fruit-14.50 Heal her with 2 fruit


:) Elfu
about 1 month ago

-will

:) SylvieF
about 1 month ago

Glad you’re fruited up – that was quite a week!

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

You are full…sounds like you had a very busy, but interesting week.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Thursday June, 5th for 128 points, following 83% of her 6 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: allow added sugar 1 day a week. Her public review of the day was…

Thursday was a lazy day as my husband stayed home (worked from home). We watched movies and hung out and he worked and I goofed off. :)

about 1 month ago