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JCU

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  • :thanku: @Mamatigerj, @Gandhalfit, @Anek
  • Daily Exercise w EC (crunches)
  • My back is still out, but the pain is minimal
  • I'll get back to exercising tomorrow
  • My cousin came by for supper and it's always a delight to have her here
  • Nobu was curious and came up for sniffs and small pets!
  • Casper was more curious, too
  • Nox was downstairs!!
  • My babies are doing so well!
  • I figured out my sister's birthday present a month early
  • If this keeps up, I'll have Christmas presents done before November!
  • (I usually forget until a week before...)
  • Good: family visit
  • Happy: I'm so proud of my kittens!
 

JCU

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  • They do it very well, @Gandhalfit! 😂
  • Basics
  • Yoga today
  • On one hand: I've definitely defined where things are out and cracked something
  • On the other: most things are just not moving
  • My regular visit with Tyler is Thursday; I don't foresee any reason to hasten that
  • Things we're doing this week:
  • Zoo (tiger cubs!!)
  • "Scholastic" Book Fair
  • Church Oktoberfest
  • Mad* scrambles to get everything packed
  • (*that may just be me. we're all actually pretty organized. i just worry...)
  • I am looking forward to the zoo, but that book fair?
  • (I'll eat spinach if the brains behind it aren't millennials)
  • (I really don't like spinach)
  • It looks like a blast! And I'm going with my sister!!
  • Nobu cuddles!
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  • He said no when I pulled my hand away
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  • Good: yoga
  • Happy: yummy supper with leftovers for days!
 

JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • The Miner Challenge
  • Today got away from me
  • Massively overslept and had to fit things around much more tightly than I like
  • Still kept my streak, at least
  • Things will settle when Mom and Dad leave
  • (After a minor adjustment period)
  • Did talk to my sister for an hour or so
  • Just chatting about whatever comes to mind is so relaxing
  • Nobu wanted cuddles much earlier than usual
  • I'm not complaining!
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  • He's been sleeping almost on his back the last few nights
  • That sign of trust is delightful!
  • And! Nox insisted on attention for almost half an hour!!
  • That made up for a lot!
  • Good: exercised
  • Happy: sister and kittens in one day!
 

JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • The Miner Challenge
  • Yesterday and Today
  • My back hurt yesterday enough to not do anything but keep my streak
  • My back still hurts after seeing Tyler, but that's residual
  • I'll be feeling much better in the next few days!
  • Got to the zoo today!
  • Unfortunately, the cubs are only visible from 10-12
  • We're going to go back after Mom and Dad get back from Scotland
  • I did get some fun pictures!
  • There are enough I decided on a Google doc
  • African Lions are Tiberius and son (I don't know which of them)
  • Amur Tiger is Zhanna
  • Western Lowland Gorilla (name unknown) is a ham! If we acknowledged him, he turned his back to us!
  • Polar Bear (name and gender unknown) paced back and forth in a circuit right in front of the glass. Nothing quite like knowing a few inches are all that separate you and a deadly animal!
  • It was a great visit!
  • Rest day (emotionally and mentally) and onto the weekend 😬
  • I need to have a conversation with my brother about the concert on Sunday
  • I have a greater desire to not go right now
  • I'll sleep on it!
  • Good: saw Tyler
  • Happy: lots of animals to see at the zoo!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Gandhalfit ♥️
  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • The Miner Challenge
  • Best laid plans and all that
  • I took a good, hard look at things and realized my depression has spiked
  • It makes sense with all the different stresses going on right now
  • Good news is now I know consciously and can make necessary changes
  • That does mean the bulk of my exercising will be on the back burner
  • When I return to it I will ask myself why I stopped
  • I just have to get to that point
  • I will not be going to the concert, either
  • That stress is entirely unneeded
  • Have a random Nox picture
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  • He finally figured out the papasan is a giant cat bed
  • (Casper still hasn't figured that out)
  • I take double and triple takes to see him most nights
  • Good: difficult and necessary soul searching
  • Happy: cleaned out the freezer and refilled it with supplies
 

WolfDreamer

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"respawinning"
Hope everything is well with you. I understand letting life get you down. This time of year is difficult.

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JCU

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Thank you so much, everyone! :thanku:

Things settled down about a week ago.

My parents come home tomorrow and it's been very nice here. I was expecting much more nervousness (no Liam to protect me), but my brother was here every night and it helped tremendously.

I finished The Miner Challenge last month and have been completing the daily exercise to keep my streak. Just doing chores around the house has kept me active!

Had a minor bump in mental health that I was able to talk through. All things considered, a minor eruption is incredible growth from a decade ago.

Cats have been catting. It only took Casper 10 days to realize he could sleep on my bed! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I'm lucky enough to have Nox there as well if Casper joins first!

Little things: got my covid booster (no side effects other than a sore arm, thankfully); saw Bee (there is a regular spot in my trap that knots up and we've named it Michael); Nobu got out of his collar by loosening it somehow (???); I'm especially bad at remembering to water plants, but nothing has died!; I've spent several hours over several days with my sister and it's been lovely

I don't know if I'm going to get back to exercising this month. If I don't, I probably won't post again. Whatever else happens, I'll be back November 1st!
 

WolfDreamer

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"respawinning"
Things settled down about a week ago.

Good to hear!

I finished The Miner Challenge last month and have been completing the daily exercise to keep my streak. Just doing chores around the house has kept me active!

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All things considered, a minor eruption is incredible growth from a decade ago.

I know we don't know each other well yet, but I am proud of you for recognizing your own growth in spite of some setbacks.

I don't know if I'm going to get back to exercising this month. If I don't, I probably won't post again. Whatever else happens, I'll be back November 1st!

Whether sooner or next month, I look forward to seeing you take on the next challenge!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, Bees!
  • I'm back!!
  • I really needed that month off
  • Completed daily exercise with extra credit every day to keep my streak
  • Got a new phone and lost my tracker info
  • I'll look through my notebooks and find the first day
  • I know I'm coming up on a big milestone soon
  • My parents had a blast in Scotland and are now seriously considering moving there
  • My sister was dating someone and found out (two days before her birthday 😡) that she was the "other woman"
  • There's so much tea to spill there 🤯
  • I was not expecting Halloween to hit me as hard as it did
  • Getting through it with no issue healed something
  • I'm purposely not looking up the date of Liam's last day
  • That will pass as peacefully as can be managed
  • We got snow last night!
  • It's melted now, but it's also Buffalo
  • More will come
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  • Pretty!
  • Nobu has been cuddling me every time he gets too cold elsewhere. LOTS of kitten cuddles!
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  • That's my new background
  • Things to look forward to this month: all three cats at the vet (wish me luck); DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL (!!!); yummy, yummy food
  • Also, this month's schedule:
  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Epic Abs Challenge
  • Daily HIIT Challenge
  • Splits Exercises
  • I may add something more if that isn't enough in a week or so
  • Good: starting these daily logs again
  • Happy: being back with all my fellow Bees!
 

JCU

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  • Thanks, @Anek!
  • Basics
  • Saw Tyler for the third time this week
  • Put something out and had a spasm just as I was waking up a week ago
  • That's been fun to work around...
  • Saw, pet, and got kisses from Theo!!
  • For that alone it's been a great day!
  • It's been a slow family day, which is always delightful
  • I'm going to be working on flexibility this month
  • My poor hamstrings...
  • Most things are still very mobile, thankfully
  • The cats all had to get into the back room today
  • I was in my winter coat and boots!
  • Strange beasties! 😂
  • Good: pushed through and ended up quite enjoying the jumping jacks
  • Happy: Theo! I got to give him a treat!!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @NancyTree!
  • Basics
  • Nobu has been weird all day
  • I have had very few cuddles 😭
  • He did enjoy the fire, though!
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  • Both he and Casper used the rug we got for them!
  • My sister stopped by to do her laundry
  • Always lovely to see her!
  • I've been massively craving pasta today?
  • My body may be telling me something, but I can't understand what yet 🤔
  • I still hate burpees...
  • The cold water is getting colder. Finishing showers is getting bracing
  • Good: pushed myself to exercise
  • Happy: fireplace for chilly days!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Mamatigerj, @CODawn!
  • Basics
  • I took a two and a half hour nap today
  • Nobu cuddled with me the entire time
  • He's on my lap as I type this
  • All is well again!
  • He actually cuddled last night
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  • I didn't move for 3 hours
  • My legs didn't thank me for that...
  • (That one is now my lock screen. He's so cute!)
  • I did very little today and don't feel great
  • My brother had a chest cold a few days ago that I may now have
  • Finger crossed I don't! 🤞
  • I should be able to get to bed at a decent hour, at least
  • Good: went with fruit instead of cake for dessert
  • Happy: CUDDLES!!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Mamatigerj!
  • Basics
  • I'm not feeling too poorly!
  • Slightly sniffly, but that's manageable
  • Made a mug cake with apple cider and it needs a few tweaks, but is very yummy!
  • Now I'm questioning: cold brew glaze 🤔
  • Tried a new wrap at a favorite restaurant
  • Totally vegan and very good!
  • Always pleasant to find a good vegan option
  • Not many cuddles, but when he's so cute, I don't mind as much!
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  • (The camera added much light; we all did double takes!)
  • Nox! Both were very curious at the toilet seat replacement...
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  • It's been a very quiet day, thankfully
  • Good: left the house and tried something new
  • Happy: mug cake!
 

JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • I'll catch up tomorrow
  • First day of my cycle hit me hard
  • Exhaustion, mostly, which I'll take over a lot!
  • Turns out the pasta craving just hit 2 days early 🤷‍♀️
  • Nobu hasn't cuddled much, but Nox demanded attention
  • I'll never complain about that!
  • Good: Slow quiet day, which I needed
  • Happy: had all 3 cats wanting attention!
 

JCU

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  • I'm back!
  • Again!
  • That cycle took it out of me
  • Twice my watch registered a workout when I was walking
  • Finally had the energy to do more than the daily exercise, so:
  • Basics Days 6-11
  • Having energy again has been delightful!
  • And the pasta craving has passed, too!
  • I've had Nobu a lot, and Nox has been showing himself more
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  • Something had their attention!
  • Nobu has been loving the rug! It only took a year!
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  • He also decided that exercise time was play time
  • That was fun! 😅
  • Good: exercised
  • Happy: Nobu!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Lazy day
  • I had a nap!
  • Busy week coming up, so I'm shoring myself up today
  • It's working quite well!
  • I was napping on the couch and Nobu really hates when I'm flat?
  • He jumped up, looked around, and immediately jumped down!
  • Silly kitten!
  • Good: got out of the house
  • Happy: apple fritter!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Had to go to the store 4 hours before the Bills game
  • :panic:
  • We really try not to do that
  • In the same day, I had a very relaxed kitten
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  • And a very zoomy one
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  • He seems to love that rug 😅
  • I will never complain about a cuddly kitten, especially when he's so darn cute!
  • I see Bee tomorrow, late enough I can exercise before seeing her
  • I don't think that's ever happened!
  • Good: completed all tasks
  • Happy: Nobu!!
 

JCU

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  • So soft, @Anek! 😊
  • Basics
  • Bee worked out so much tension
  • I've been taking it easy to keep that tension away
  • I did somehow lose a hair tie, though?
  • No idea where that went!
  • Nobu briefly cuddled on my crossed legs!!
  • He tried that in the beginning and really hated it, but he's bigger now so it works better
  • Still doesn't love curling up, though, so it was brief
  • And!!
  • Nox was in my papasan when I woke up this morning!!
  • That's a first!
  • Good: saw Bee
  • Happy: saw Bee!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Busy day, but I accomplished everything I set out to do!
  • I had a guest while putting away laundry, so I took him to the basement with me
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  • This is a very confused kitten!
  • (and he looks so small! 🥹)
  • He's also very happy right now because I found his favorite ball
  • Good: finished everything
  • Happy: Nox insisted I pet him!!!
 
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