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Life is a Contact Sport
03 January 2019 @ 11:57 pm
GENERAL GOALS
1 (new to me) restaurant per month
Not this month, sadly.

1 (new to me) movie per month
I haven't been watching movies much.

1 (new to me) book per month
Lots of books this month! I'm currently reading one called Violence is the Answer, by Tim Larkin. It's about the self-defense mindset, and it's really interesting.


1 concert per month
Went to the US Army Men's Chorus doing Christmas carols at the National Gallery of Art. It was lovely, and I learned a new song.

1 new recipe per month
Slow cooker beef stroganoff. Yummy!

One museum-
Two! The NGA, and then the Portrait gallery to see the Obama portrait.

December Goals
1. Get my teeth taken care of. Toothache. :( DONE
2. Go see at least one Christmassy thing. DONE
3. Go to Solstice ritual.DONE
4. Get up and go to bed at the same time each day. Getting there. Most days I'm up at 7, and going to bed around 11.

January Goals
1. Appointment to see gastro specialist.
2. Keep working on sleep/wake times
3. Take two days off a week.
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Life is a Contact Sport
01 December 2018 @ 05:22 pm
GENERAL GOALS
1 (new to me) restaurant per month
Merzi. You pick what you want as a base and protein and add toppings and sauces to your liking. Indian fast food, and so good! Definitely going back again.

1 (new to me) movie per month
I haven't been watching movies much.

1 (new to me) book per month
Lots of books this month! Right now I'm finishing a book on forest bathing, which is really interesting.

1 concert per month
Not this month. I did discover a new musician on Youtube. Jonna Jinton and the art of kulning, which is a Swedish herding call.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc7F_qv3eI8

1 new recipe per month
Cottage pie. I had a loose recipe someone posted online a while back and played with it. Yummy!

One museum- Three! I saw the Corot exhibit at the National Gallery, looked around a bit at American Indian, and then went off to the Sackler, my museum home.

December Goals
1. Get my teeth taken care of. Toothache. :(
2. Go see at least one Christmassy thing.
3. Go to Solstice ritual.
4. Get up and go to bed at the same time each day.
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Life is a Contact Sport
03 November 2018 @ 02:32 pm
GENERAL GOALS
1 (new to me) restaurant per month
None this month.

1 (new to me) movie per month
Not a movie, but I'm watching the Hilda show on Netflix. Love it. Makes me feel like I'm ten again, with that sense of wonder.

1 (new to me) book per month
Lots of books this month! I read one called The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them) by Lucy Jones. Really good if you're interested in how natural disasters affect our world longterm.

1 concert per month
Not this month. I did discover a new musician on Youtube. If you like bagpipes I recommend The Snakecharmer- she's great. My favorite song of hers so far is a mix of Shipping up to Boston/Enter Sandman with her and two other women pipers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXm8JdC4k4c

1 new recipe per month
Hemel en Aarde, which is a Dutch recipe with applesauce and mashed potatoes mixed and baked together. With it, I served broiled bacon, sliced cucumbers, coffee cake, and cocoa. It's the menu from the book I'm using, "Cooking By the Garden Calendar" by Ruth Matson. Very good! I also learned how to make bacon in the oven.

One museum- Not this month.


October Goals
1. Take one full day off each week. YES
2. Complete my purpose exercise.YES
3. Go to Brookside Gardens at least once and preferably more. NO
4. Do 15 transcripts for my class.NO

November Goals
1. Learn to make kefir.
2. Learn to bake yeast bread.
3. Build up to walking five miles a day.
4. Plow into my class and get as much done in an hour as I can.
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Life is a Contact Sport
22 April 2018 @ 05:11 pm
"I like this room. It seems to bless,
With warm and gentle graciousness,
The life within. It lets me be
Myself. It sets my spirit free.

Some rooms I know are hard as stone,
And seem to cry, "Alone ! Alone !"
While others, rich as velvet is,
Seem full of restless presences.

But here these things my heart enfold:
Good books long-loved,—kind chairs and old,—
Warm sunshine where we need it most,—
Gay flowers in a friendly host.

And is it then so small a thing
To build a room where life shall sing
And love through years of quiet bliss?
Some day I'll have a room like this."
 
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
01 March 2018 @ 11:12 pm
There are three kinds of people: those who learn by reading, a few who learn from observation, and the rest who have to test the electric fence for themselves.
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
24 December 2017 @ 10:01 pm
https://www.noradsanta.org

It's that time of year!
 
 
Life is a Contact Sport
19 March 2017 @ 02:27 pm
“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”


― Blaise Pascal, Pensées
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Life is a Contact Sport
14 December 2016 @ 01:57 pm
"If you want the very truth,
I'll lay it down before you:
everybody's got a story.
If you want the very truth
it's here before your eyes:
Every witch was someone's princess
in some other once upon a time."

SJ Tucker, Not the Villain
 
 
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Life is a Contact Sport
01 May 2016 @ 11:54 am
Merry Beltane to all who celebrate!