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Just Jot It January, Reversal


“Reversal” is our prompt word of the day today. Thank you to Sadje for this

prompt!

Reversals are hard on mature minds.

Growing up spankings were the way to discipline children. I didn’t feel right when I tried. It left me angry and the kids frustrated. And nobody learned anything but how to bully. I learned new methods that worked without shame or pain. I maybe wasn’t the best mom but I tried to be thoughtful and teach love and respect a new way.

Growing up we were taught to clean our plates. Sure our parents grew up in the depression. Wasting food was a crime in their eyes. Overweight as an adult I’ve fought to reverse that concept. I’m doing better but still learning.

My generation was taught that many forms of exercise was silly. Riding your bike to school was for losers. Running, also uncool.

I don’t think peer pressure would have talked me out of swimming. And I remember feeling so free biking to school. Running wasn’t something my body could do.

Now there is no pool. These rocky dirt roads might not be safe for bikes. But I’m reversing my thoughts on running.

Example: my treadmill has different settings. I’m not sure of the meanings. But I’ve invented ways to relate. “1” is following the slow people in the mall. “2” is crowded but getting there. “3” feels perfect. The errands will get done. “4” is late for the bus but not letting the cool kids see me running. Today I hit “5”. I’m late for the bus but not quite a run. Guess what? I think quick spurts of running are in my future. Cool kids be damned!😂

Oh, and we were never to trust anyone over 30. Reversed that one by 43 years!!!

Friday


Tomorrow my assessment for cataract surgery in Bend. Posting here will rely on how much vision I have after getting my eyes dilated. Needless to say, I’m nervous and excited.

One-Liner Wednesday


A walk completed on the Spring day in the week of seasons.

Snow yesterday, pleasant today, 80 tomorrow, back to snow Monday.


Even so this happened:

The last two days I’ve been tired.
Progress.

And a quick word count for my CampNano memoir. 4,465. I still need another 800 before bed. So far, it’s fun. But the project and I are still young. LOL! And back to it!


Pasture

We are still walking. It’s become a part of our daily story. Above is one of the scenes we see. We went this way today.

Thursday’s walk

We went straight until we heard the prompt say it was a mile. Then turned around.

Oops screenshot captured the chat! But hey! Awards are fun!
Today’s walk. Way shorter but longer somehow.

So coming around back towards our street a neighbor came out to talk to us. She was concerned about a dog in a house closer to us. It seemed tangle in chains. They had tried to give the dog water as the chain was keeping the dog standing and unable to reach food or water.

The dog owner had been suffering from a stroke so none of us knew where he was.

We reported it to the sheriff looking for a welfare-check for the dog’s owner. My brother and husband untangled the chain and brought the dog here to chain in our front yard.

We learned his name is Bear. He is sweet. Even Kali likes him. We still don’t know where his owner is, or even that he is okay. Wish we could afford to have a big brute like Bear but we’re barely able to care for what we have.

Anyway, that walk was short for milage but long on story.

I’ve set up my yWriter7 for my memoirs.  CampNano started today. I think my goal is a little too high, 50k. My imagination is good for that. But real life? I can already see it will be a bit of a psychological trip but to get to nuggets to share I need to walk in the mully grubs.

In other news…

Thursday
Today’s progress.

Now back to the mully grubbing.


Roping in my ADD thoughts has always been a problem. And my many hobbies are just the tangible ideas. There are not enough hours in a day to do all the things I want to do.

That is one of the reasons I blog. It is a place to remind myself of my passions and thoughts that might just escape to the ether never to be seen again.

Today I got to open my next diamond painting. It is from the set of four dragons. I pulled it out randomly.

Here’s the unboxing.

I know it’s a dragon but I can’t figure out what I’m seeing.
It is a good size. And yes those are stray drills from previous paintings. Keeping the projects in an upsidedown bin lets the lid become a catch-tray.
My new container for the new project’s drills.
This one went sideways. But the point I was making was how clear the symbols are. What a relief from my first two projects.
I think I see a mommy and dragonet.
Here are the colors. The symbols are alphanumeric, yay!
The wax, tray, and pen. And the rope of drills. Well organized and easy to kit up. A lot of black! In fact, that’s what I got done today.

On another note. We walked 1.5 miles today which amounted to 49K steps. Wahoo us!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rope.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

Starting Again


Wearing shoes and other uncomfortable clothing, I started walking again. It was a beautiful day.

Sunday Meditations


I’ve been trying to reduce my cortisol, um, belly-fat. I’m already eating my intermittent fasting/Keto/low carbs/high fat diet. I’ll know tomorrow how well my progress has been. My husband is sure I’ve lost more than 25 pounds. My clothes are falling off, unless they are the old smaller sizes.

Still my belly seems more than should be at this size. Cortisol is caused by stress. Not that I think my retired life is stressful. But this last year has had its effect. So I’m starting to wake with Headspace Meditations. Either on Netflix or YouTube.

Then after my two days of eye appointments, I plan to add these yoga lessons.

Though we’ve seen clearer skies the last few days I haven’t begun the None2run program, but for now I have to call it walking. My new shoes are begging me to get out there. I didn’t want to start on a rainy or muddy, windy day.

I’m still playing with the hula hoop, light weights, band stretching. Just trying to get ready for real workouts.


Who knows which prompt I am to grab today? Following the Stream, Who Am I? Yeah, those who know me will sing it out: 24601! I know. Campie! And to others, You’re Welcome!

Speaking of Camp-NaNo, I cannot quantify how much editing I got done as I mostly transferred the corrections from yesterday to the other programs that hold my stories: Scrivener, WriteItNow4, and yWriter7. I know it seems like quadruple the work, but I like aspects of each program, and I find if I do the first Grammarly or other types of edit in Word first, I see other things I need to fix with the ‘new eyes’ I find working it into the other processors.

CampNaNo was where I started to work on Pandamapocalypse. That was last year as we were all put in lock-down. And the story starts with three college women taking a final day together to celebrate one of their birthdays while doing a bit of target practice. The first takes aim and shoots. She hears Ouch! and that’s how they met a dragon. Much happens and soon they are meeting the virus up close and personal, Chatting with the virus they learn that viruses have feelings, too. But not before all chaos breaks out. Since there are nearly 74K words and I am only near the beginning of the editing, I’m finding the fun I had writing about a fictional world I could escape to as things in real life got scary. As my story progressed I found that I could include the science broadcasted at that time to our newsfeeds.

I’m looking forward to adding to the end of this book the vaccine and the slowdown of the virus. As in real life my virus, named ZOTci, adapts, we are seeing the COVID19 changing, too. What will I find when I get to that point and how will Haven (sentient planet, core of most of my novels) help?

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Can’t leave without mentioning that Kali and I walked a mile today. I got to finish listening to JCS. Happy Easter or Eostre if you prefer.

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!

A to Z, B


Being that it is after ten

Because I am beyond tired

Bragging about the amount of editing that isn’t quite finished feels boring.

But, I did manage to go through 6,428 words and edited a few.

Bedtime is calling early.

Boldly I push that aside

Because I still have a few more batches to correct.

Bit by bit I remember the long one mile walk in the breeze

Brave Kali by my side,

Blabbing with friends on zoom during the walk

Busy day!

Bedtime calls again.

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