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JCU

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  • ♥️ @GentleOx
  • Thank you, @Mamatigerj!
  • Basics
  • Tyler helped relax my back so well today
  • But even better?
  • Theo!!
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  • He almost completely ignored Mom and curled up in my lap!!!
  • I got so many kisses!!
  • I am still so happy!
  • I've been trying to figure out what I wanted on the back of my bike
  • Several websites, 2 stores, and I finally found it!
  • ...tucked away in a closet in the guest room...
  • Hey, it's free!
  • (It's an old picnic basket; I'll get a picture once everything is cleaned up)
  • Now I get to play around with attaching it!
  • Good: quiet family day
  • Happy: Theo!!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Casper has wanted attention from all of us today
  • No idea why, but we're not complaining!
  • I definitely had both him and Nox on my bed, though!
  • Didn't do much, which made it quite a nice day
  • Fingers crossed I'm in bed much earlier today
  • Good: plenty of water the last few days
  • Happy: cuddles from cats who are not Nobu!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Good news: Nobu cuddled last night!
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  • Bad news: the blender may be my nemesis
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  • Just... how?!?
  • Give me any other piece of kitchen equipment and I'm good!
  • But that blender...
  • On the bright side, I had the cats very curious with my going about and Nobu stayed!
  • This is why I shouldn't be left alone
  • I get ideas that no one can talk me out of!
  • If I had someone to rant at, I would have remembered the food processor and avoided all of this!
  • It's been a night...
  • (At least the spot treatment worked and I didn't have to wash my hair)
  • Otherwise it's been a good day and I've had the evening to myself!
  • Good: cleaned everything
  • Happy: it could have been so. much. worse.
 

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"Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being... it is up to all of us to become his moral superior. Vetinari/Pratchett"
That's either a massive blender or the picture makes it look massive.

Is that a new Nobu collar?
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Tried a new restaurant for lunch and it was excellent!
  • We'll definitely be going back!
  • And it reminded Mom that driving to Buffalo takes only 20 minutes
  • That opens up so many options!
  • Nobu wanted so many cuddles!
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  • He just loves to stretch! 😅
  • Otherwise we watched both Top Gun movies and had a quiet day in
  • Always lovely!
  • Good: didn't take a nap
  • Happy: kitten cuddles!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • I accidentally overslept and Casper is definitely the cause
  • I just can't seem to move around him when half asleep!
  • It's been a slow day
  • Nobu cuddled with me a lot
  • He's also been getting into everything, so typical cat behavior
  • This is my new background 🥰
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  • Mom didn't realize she was buying a 4 pack of tea, so I have a lot of new tea to drink!
  • I sincerely hope I can get to sleep early-ish today
  • Good: tried a new recipe for supper
  • Happy: it was a very good recipe! And Nobu!
 

JCU

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  • ♥️ @CODawn
  • Thank you, @Froud! That's an excellent idea!
  • Basics
  • Power Punch Challenge (x2)
  • :completed:
  • Power Squats Challenge
  • :completed:
  • I'll see what February's challenge is before deciding on a program
  • I will definitely be doing January's no matter what
  • I need to add something for cardio, and I think it may be dancing
  • Not anything in particular, just moving my body
  • Casper wanted attention and high shelves
  • My brother is definitely his favorite
  • Good: it was a very quiet day
  • Happy: coffee after several days without!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • February's Routine:
  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Epic Cardio Challenge
  • Power Hold Challenge
  • 1-Minute Yoga Challenge
  • Splits Exercises
  • Following the inspiration of @Anek, I started February's routine today
  • No program, and I'm redoing the yoga challenge to add just a little something more
  • I should be ready for a program next month!
  • And I may be adding in dance on the cardio days that don't have high knees
  • I definitely didn't do the full splits routine last month and am feeling it
  • That's easy enough to fix!
  • My sister watched the first episode of The Walking Dead last night. Alone.
  • I spoke with her for 2 hours and 23 minutes until she finally went to bed
  • I'm still feeling that in my throat 😅
  • She was much better this morning!
  • Good: I'm pumped for this month's routine
  • Happy: Mom found a bead store that I'll visit tomorrow!
 

JCU

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  • Basics Yesterday and Today
  • The day got away from me yesterday!
  • Lunch settled heavily in my stomach and I had to give it time to settle
  • I exercised at midnight!
  • I thought I'd hate exercising just before bed, but it turned out not so bad!
  • Still glad I did it at my normal time today, though
  • The bead shop was mildly disappointing
  • Seed beads in all sizes and colors, plus bugles galore!
  • They have tables of loose beads you can fill a small cup with that's actually really handy
  • But the more exotic and unusual beads I was looking for were missing
  • Mom loves it, at least!
  • To my dismay, it's Pączki season
  • I can almost never say no! 😭
  • Nobu has cuddled
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  • And also knocked things down
  • Nox has been seen more, too!
  • Casper wouldn't cuddle with me today 😩
  • Cats!
  • Good: didn't allow myself to skip exercising
  • Happy: Nobu is such an adorable brat! 😂
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Even with DOMS, I managed 5 pushups more per set today!
  • Just had to remind my body how that works 😂
  • Last night, Nobu got under the rug in front of the fire. He then used it as a bed. He was happy?
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  • This morning, Nox joined Casper on my bed and it was delightful
  • Casper has been enjoying the rug today, as well
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  • But Nox??
  • He followed me into my bedroom and demanded petting! I got video of his purring!! 🤯
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  • I don't know if it's the phase of the moon or what, but I'll be keeping an eye on waning crescent after this!
  • Good: completed chores despite not wanting to
  • Happy: all the kittens!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Lunch resulted in leftovers for 2 meals!
  • It also sat heavily (in a good way?) and had us binging TV
  • We rewatched the Doctor Who Specials and it was wonderful 😊
  • My cats were catting again today!
  • I woke to this:
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  • Nox did leave when he noticed I was awake, but I had him!!
  • Then there was a scuffle
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  • Dad brought out the catnip
  • And then!
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  • We don't know how long he was there!!!
  • Nox! In the family room!! Sleeping peacefully!!!
  • Nobu wasn't best pleased when he noticed, though 😅
  • Good: tons of leftovers
  • Happy: Nox has been so affectionate and close!!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • I couldn't think of songs that make me dance
  • Then my sister shared her playlist!
  • Since the slow climbers don't raise my heart rate, I thought to put it on!
  • First song is Holding out For a Hero by Bonnie Tyler
  • That's a 6 minute song
  • 🥵
  • The best way to dance is to be so crazy someone asks if you're taking inspiration from Richard Simmons
  • (Thanks, Dad 😂)
  • Nobu cuddled!
  • But the best was waking up
  • Casper apparently really wanted attention?
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  • I'm not complaining!!
  • I'm glad he wasn't too heavy combined with my weighted blanket
  • No problems breathing at all!
  • Good: danced
  • Happy: Nox joined us on my bed and looked very confused as to what Casper was doing! 😂
 

JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Hoped to do more, but Lady Flow said no
  • Should be back to normal tomorrow!
  • It's been a super easy month so far, so this should be the only unpleasantness!
  • I've done not much more than rest on the couch
  • It's been a day 🤷‍♀️
  • Good: got some exercise in
  • Happy: Casper and Nox on my bed and so long as I didn't turn around, Nox stayed curled up at my back!
 

JCU

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  • Basics Yesterday and Today
  • As I hoped, yesterday was the only bad day!
  • Pushing through both days did leave me with minimal pushups, though
  • I'll take that for the energy to exercise at all!
  • Nobu has been ignoring my lap in favor of the back of the couch or Dad's lap
  • (I'm plenty salty about that one)
  • So, of course, he insisted on joining me in the bathroom
  • Cats!
  • Speaking of:
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  • I was very warm, but didn't have the heart to turn off the fire!
  • He was also upset that I got out of bed before he could cuddle this morning 😅
  • Good: caught up on exercising
  • Happy: Tyler tomorrow and Bee on Friday!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Split things into Cardio and Yoga to fit my schedule
  • That was quite pleasant!
  • Also got a nap in and I feel much better for that
  • Theo gave me lots of love!
  • And it's always lovely to see Tyler
  • Nox let me pet him while I was in my bed!!!
  • (He's currently staring at me 😂)
  • I startled Nobu so much last night he jumped two feet straight up!
  • I laughed so loud 🤣
  • Good: Tyler only had to do maintenance today
  • Happy: chores are done and Bee tomorrow!
 

JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • I somehow got a knot on my shoulder after my nap yesterday
  • I didn't want to push it, so I just let Bee work on it
  • She did!
  • And my head has been hurting for a while and she really worked that over well!
  • It's been a quiet day after that
  • My day started with Nox demanding attention again!!
  • It's been a good day
  • Good: saw Bee
  • Happy: I met 2 puppies that wanted to give me kisses desperately
 

JCU

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  • Basics Yesterday and Today
  • I skipped the push-ups in Power Hold again
  • My shoulders are still a bit tender
  • I'll do 6 sets tomorrow to make up
  • I woke up diagonal today
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  • There are far worse things!
  • (Though, if they could just sleep on the other side of me??)
  • I learned a very important lesson today:
  • Nobu is fickle enough to withhold affection because of a lack of treats
  • I gave them today instead of Dad
  • Nobu really cuddled with me for the first time in a month
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  • I will be the only one giving treats from now on!
  • Nobu also climbed up things he is not supposed to climb up in an attempt to find the treats
  • He's such a menace!
  • Good: walked to the bakery
  • Happy: feline affection!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Caught up on Power Hold
  • I got a cupcake at the bakery yesterday
  • It was very disappointing
  • Supposed to be cherry. Was not cherry
  • Cherry Pop Tarts, though?
  • Those are cherry!
  • (I need to dance a lot more to make up for these sweets...)
  • Got to the store and bought everything I need to make gumbo!
  • Pro tip: when making a dark, nutty roux, use a nutty flour; sorghum is both gluten free and super quick to darken!
  • It's always great to not need an hour to properly darken roux
  • I could not care less about the game right now; Budweiser brought back their Clydesdales and I want that commercial!
  • (I have already seen it, but I want it on the big screen!)
  • Good: big salad with supper
  • Happy: it's been a good day!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @MadamMeow! I'm glad to help!
  • Basics
  • I was missing Nobu, only to hear him scratching the door to the back room
  • Apparently Dad let all 3 out there and Nobu stayed
  • Silly kitten was cold!
  • Gumbo tomorrow!!
  • Plus, I'll have all the ingredients to make vindaloo this weekend!
  • Good food coming 🤤
  • My sister and I have been sharing a phone call for the past two and a half hours
  • Much better than last time, we've just been chatting
  • Always great to spend time with her!
  • Good: planned tomorrow
  • Happy: talking with my sister!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Gumbo was a success!
  • I didn't tone down the heat and Mom pushed through like a champ!
  • (I'll halve the cayenne next time)
  • It's been long enough since making that I forgot to do it automatically 😅
  • This is sorghum roux at 7 minutes
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  • I would have liked the color darker, but the flour was on the edge of burning
  • Still came out excellent!
  • I had some Nobu cuddles!
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  • I don't like that he didn't stay long
  • I do like that I didn't have to push him off to start supper
  • Silver linings!
  • Good: kitchen is clean
  • Happy: good food part 1! Sister tomorrow!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Lovely day with family!
  • My siblings and I went to the store and I got a picture that captures the gorgeous sunset very well!
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  • Such a stunning pink!
  • My brother had a good birthday, as well
  • Mom always gets us a small gift for a Valentine's Day and this year is one of the best yet!
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  • LOOK HOW CUTE!!!
  • And so soft, too!
  • It's been under my chin for a few hours now 🥰
  • I didn't buy any sweets at the store and am now craving Pączki 😢
  • Good for my waist, sad for my taste buds!
  • Good & Happy: great day with the family!
 

MadamMeow

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"I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time, but Im too young to worry..."
Glad you had a great time with your family and that is a cute elephant. :ss:

He can hang out with my Fergus. Also got it in Atlantic City on my birthday. He's super soft too. :heart:

Although I was really drunk when I got it. Now I can't tell if it's a cat like I thought or a pug dog. Half kidding. lol :happy:

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JCU

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  • Thank you, @MadamMeow! Fergus will be great company for my as yet unnamed friend!
  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Overindulged last night and am suffering the heart burn today
  • Could be much worse!
  • (The lack of caffeine headache is worse. so much 😭)
  • It's been a quiet day with tons of Nobu cuddles!!
  • I got so many pictures!!
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  • He's so precious 🥹
  • Good: took it easy and had a nap
  • Happy: NOBU!!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Caught up yesterday and completed today
  • I realized at about midnight last night that I forgot to post!
  • In my defense, B Dylan Hollis was on live and I can't miss that!
  • It's been so lovely and quiet since yesterday afternoon
  • My parents are out celebrating the anniversary of their first date
  • 34 years!
  • I indulged in naan pizza last night and vindaloo tonight
  • Yummy, yummy food!!
  • The cats are both entirely nonchalant about me being the only one here, and slightly strange
  • I thought it was crazy that I woke up with only Nox on my bed, but it turned out it was Nobu!!
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  • He's been cuddling a lot
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  • And not at all happy when I have to get up 😂
  • Good: no tv!!
  • Happy: quiet time, good food, cuddly cat!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • I miss the silence already 😢
  • I have music to block out things, but it's nice not to need it
  • Still, I'm glad my parents are home
  • Modified the splits exercises to avoid touching the ground
  • Some days I just don't want to
  • I'm learning how to adjust instead of ignore
  • It's been a calm, if not quiet, day
  • Won't complain about that!
  • Nobu wanted cuddles, but also to roll over. He almost rolled off my lap twice
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  • He settled eventually!
  • Silly kitten!
  • Good: ate supper
  • Happy: breakfast for supper was an excellent choice!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • I may need to substitute the pushups with something else on Wednesday
  • The daily exercise combined with pushups caused some serious pain in my collar bone
  • If I'm lucky, it'll calm down tomorrow!
  • Fingers crossed on good news for my sister tomorrow! 🤞
  • (I'll explain more when superstition won't jinx it!)
  • It's been a good day, weather headache notwithstanding
  • (These weather changes really need to stop)
  • Nobu cuddled with my toes
  • Only my toes, because he's a cat
  • Good: adjusted exercising to help my collar bone
  • Happy: things should be excellent for my sister!!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Mamatigerj, @Deadoks!
  • Basics
  • My collarbone is better, but tender enough I'll figure out substitutions tomorrow
  • My wrist also started hurting randomly last night, so that's fun 😭
  • My headache is better, and Dad massaged my temples, which helped immensely
  • Thankfully, I see Tyler on Thursday and he should be able to help!
  • It's been a decent enough day with kitten cuddles and some great news
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  • Her name is currently Tiny, but my sister may be changing that!!
  • She's full grown but looks like a kitten still
  • There will be growing pains: Tiny lived all her life outside before this
  • But! My sister is ecstatic and ready for all troubles that will arise!
  • I've been all but jumping in joy for my sister, who has wanted a cat for a long while
  • The cat distribution system worked again!
  • Good & Happy: Tiny!!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @NancyTree!
  • Basics
  • I replaced the pushups with various elbow plank variations
  • My collarbone is feeling much better!
  • Nox demanded attention this morning! He was purring away!
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  • He's such a void 😂
  • Nobu cuddled, which caused me to push the laundry back an hour
  • It was the last load, thankfully
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  • Could you deny that sprawl??
  • Tiny is acclimatizing!
  • My sister has her in the back room and connected her phone to a camera on her computer
  • She could watch Tiny all day at work!
  • Tyler tomorrow!
  • Good: all chores done
  • Happy: that cuddle was delightful!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Tyler was even better than usual today!
  • He taught me how to take care of my collarbone, realigned my neck, and worked on the tension causing headaches!
  • No Theo, but the visit made up for it!
  • Nobu loved the lotion as usual. He might have been a bit high...
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  • They saw something outside!
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  • Nobu was very cuddly after all that! 🥰
  • A stop at the store revealed a new banana muffin that's entirely gluten free!
  • Not great for me, but my siblings are ecstatic!
  • Good: productive visit with Tyler
  • Happy: my collarbone is feeling much better already!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @MadamMeow!
  • Basics
  • It's been an absolutely calm day
  • It started with 2 cats on my bed and me thinking it was Monday
  • It could only get better from there!
  • Inarguably, the best part of the day was remembering last night:
  • My sister sent me tons of pictures and video of Tiny!!
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  • This is our favorite 😍
  • The very close second is Nobu actually curling up in my crossed legs 🤯
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  • He never does this!
  • (My legs are a bit numb, but that's not a complaint!)
  • It's been a great day!
  • Good: ate a big salad
  • Happy: kittens!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • I somehow managed to put something out in my back
  • It's more annoying than anything, but has kept me rather immobile today
  • It should be better tomorrow, and if not, I'll make an appointment on Monday
  • Nobu cuddled with me last night and today!
  • We had some magnificent sprawls that resulted in this picture:
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  • So cute!!
  • I had 2 cats this morning and my sister labeled it perfectly: "Copy. Paste. Invert."
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  • They both heard Dad 😂
  • It's been a good enough day!
  • Good: worked around my back
  • Happy: cuddles!!
 
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