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, in the Yellow Bracket, played Thursday March, 6th for 63 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…

Thursday was incredibly productive. I am really proud of myself for all I did. Dishes, planning the guinea pig room cleanup, writing… it was great!

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Yay! Good for you!

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Productive days can feel SO good!

:) UKCynthiaR
about 1 month ago

Excellent, Janna!

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Wednesday March, 5th for 48 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 my husband worked from home, so I didn’t do much of anything. I made breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I did have shift and we went and worked out so I got some exercise.

I took my before pictures of the kitchen, but I think I’m going to do the guinea pig room first. I have some ideas about how I can do it, but I need to get in there and do some measuring. Can’t measure until I’ve cleaned up and gotten some stuff gone. So… we’ll see how this all goes. :)

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Since your heart is screaming guinea pigs, then you definitely need to do that room first. Best wishes!

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

I got my plan worked out so hopefully I can get started tomorrow. It’s not a big job; I expect it will only take a day or two. (Watch, it’ll take a week.)

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Tuesday March, 4th for 49 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…

Tuesday: I FINISHED THE LIVING ROOM YOU GUYS! The post about it, with before and after photos, is here: http://karalianne.tumblr.com/post/78609783217/before-and-afters-of-the-living-room-i-did-it

Next up is the kitchen, planning to do the exact same method with before photos in panorama and then make a list of all the steps for each photo.

Also cleaned guinea pig cages. I need to build another one to move someone into. I’d like to try Bandit in with Batman and Squeak, so I’d put Bubble into the new one. The problem with that is that then he wouldn’t be next door to the others and while he can’t live with anyone else he does really like to be next to them and I think it’s good for him to be nearby. So I have to think about that and I might end up rearranging the guinea pig room again because that is apparently a thing I do a lot. :P

:) Elfu
about 1 month ago

Yay! :) Your home looks very cozy.

:) UKCynthiaR
about 1 month ago

WTG, Janna! That is quite an accomplishment…roll on, kitchen!

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Brava for getting that living room done. I hope you can figure out a solution for those guinea pigs.

:) SusanT
about 1 month ago

Thanks for sharing the pictures! You made a huge difference there. What did you do with all the stuff that is no longer in there?

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

The recycling all went out to the barn. Everything else went into boxes and is in either the basement or my sewing room for later sorting. My house is a disaster; the living room is just the first stop on a long journey.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

What a great job you did, Janna!
You should be proud!

It was fun seeing glimpses of the cat in your photos.
(Ralph? Rodney? Raymond? Sydney?
I forget her name. But I remembered that it’s a ‘her’.
Well, I suppose I should say formerly a ‘her’.)

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

LOL It’s Roy. She’s a very pretty tortie and I love her very much. She’s also a troublemaker (see: tortie) and I think she’s overly anxious but I don’t know what to do to help her. :P

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Aw, that’s kind of a sad thought – an anxious pussycat.

Just curious – How does she signal that she’s anxious?
i.e., what tells you that?

Does she go outside, or is she an indoor-only cat?

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

She has groomed most of the fur off her tummy and the insides of all four of her legs. Overgrooming is a sign of anxiety. She also has tiny mats on her back, which is weird as she is not overweight.

She’s indoor-only in the winter because she hates the snow. In the summer she likes to go outside when it’s nice. She doesn’t go out at night ever.

I’m going to take her to the vet when the weather’s nicer and see if she can suggest anything.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Monday March, 3rd for 54 points, following 66% of her 3 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: eat greens at least 6 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

Monday was in town. I saw my GP and my ADHD doctor. I went to my ADHD doctor to tell him I stopped taking my Adderall in the summer and that appointment went really well. We’re on the same page and if I decide I need medication again later then I can do that. The GP was just routine, new birth control prescription.

Also hit up the comic shop for some new books (read them all on Tuesday) and found the paperback edition of A Hero for WondLa at Indigo. And got groceries.

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Sounds good. I hope you can skip the meds for quite some time.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne had a couple thoughts.

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I think some of us might like this: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/charlie-the-badger-puppet

(Let me know if the link doesn’t work.)

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

I not only like this, I LOVE this!
:-D
This is so adorable.
Maybe it should be our team mascot.

:) SusanT
about 1 month ago

VERY cute. Definitely a good idea for our mascot.

:) Bridget
about 1 month ago

adorable badger, Janna.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Wednesday February, 26th for 56 points, following 50% of her 4 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: brush your teeth at least 3 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

My husband fixed the water Wednesday night. I had shift. Spent the morning reading MaddAddam and got it finished.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Glad you got the water going.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Tuesday February, 25th for 49 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…

Tuesday was a no running water day. Melted snow to do the dishes.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Oh dear. Frozen pipes?

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

Sort of. The pipes had sediment somehow (we have a filter in the cistern so that’s weird) and then it froze further along. So first he had to drill through the sediment and then he had to pour boiling water down the pipe to melt the ice.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Wow. He must be a handy kinda guy.

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

Yup, he is!

It’s been so cold that the frost line was 9 feet down this week.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

Good grief. I complain about the cold, but it must be much colder where you are.

Even a badger would have a hard time in that cold.

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

LOL

My original (silly) theory was that a badger got stuck in the filter in the cistern.

Friday night is supposed to be -40C before wind chill gets factored in.

:) MaryAnn
about 1 month ago

LOL…. good theory!

Wow. Your cold is much colder than our cold.
Stay warm.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Monday February, 24th for 86 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…

Monday I did 20 minutes on the recumbent bike and then spent the afternoon shopping with my friend. After we parted ways I ran a couple of errands and then got groceries. We came home and I made dinner and baked a pie. I use frozen pie crust and canned pie filling as it’s easier and faster than doing from scratch but also I think it’s healthier (or at least nicer) than buying premade pie. Slowly getting the hang of this homemaking thing! ;)

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

Your pie sounds good to me – pie crust from scratch is really difficult. The way you did it was a good compromise.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Sunday February, 23rd for 52 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…

Sunday was lovely. We went to church and then it was the AGM; my husband is now officially on the Vestry. Came home and had a really lazy afternoon and evening.

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

I think lazy Sundays can be the best.

about 1 month ago

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karalianne, in the Yellow Bracket, played Saturday February, 22nd for 44 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…

Saturday we had a nice morning at home, then my husband came with me to writing group (where I finished the first draft of a piece for solo bass clarinet). After group we went and met two friends for dinner (the place we wanted to go didn’t have space so we wound up at a Chinese place) and then to the cinema for a special event!

We saw The Lost World (the 1920’s silent film), with live musical accompaniment performed by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. It was so great! I’ve seen clips of the stop motion dinosaurs before, but to actually see the entire film… the dinosaurs breathe! The work done on that was absolutely fantastic.

Oscar the toy guinea pig thought it needed more guinea pigs and was disappointed that there wasn’t even a capybara. I think we might need to get ahold of G-Force to keep him happy. ;)

:) MadameAlto
about 1 month ago

The movie + orchestra sounds intriguing. Our symphony is planning to do something along that line next season, and I hope DH and I can attend.

:) EvaC
about 1 month ago

There was a run of classic silent films with orchestra here ten or so years ago that I went to. Did you know that while silent films did have musical accompaniment, it was different from theater to theater? A given theater would have their piano player, and that piano player generally would have a “chase scene” piece, a “love scene” piece, etc., that they’d often reuse for different movies, so the music was actually the same across movies but not across places.

:) karalianne
about 1 month ago

Yeah, it was interesting as they put a short article about it in the booklet. The music they used was compiled the way the music was compiled for the larger movie houses that actually had orchestras. Piano players often memorized a bunch of the music and used it where it made sense and mostly watched the movie to make the music fit what was happening on screen. So interesting and way different from how it’s done now!

about 1 month ago