Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Three

[Sleep Might Be Difficult Tonight]

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I never thought I’d be super excited to go work out.


I’m especially super chuffed to see my personal trainer cause she’s awesome and she’s guaranteed to make me sore and she’s so totally going to get me fit again.

With my help.

Over a longer span of time than just, say, one hour tomorrow morning.

But first the news:

I even went on a super long walk today and totally got ten thousand steps in!

What is happening, Warriors?

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Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy One

[What Do You See?]

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This year’s birthday was … way better than expected.

But this was one of the years that I totally lowered those expectations.

Anything was possible.

And that made all the difference.

I think.

But first the news:

I used to celebrate my birthday for the entire month of May. And then a close friend died and her funeral was near enough or on my birthday that it became something to be shunned. A month of mourning.

The same thing happened to New Year’s Eve for the same reason.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Forty Nine

A friend asked me how today was and I’d call it a win.

(Hi, M!)

Because while my GOAL for today was to give First Minion a haircut.



But first the news:

See, cause, while my intention was to cut ALL of his hair, I only cut enough of his bangs so he can ACTUALLY see without pushing said bangs aside.


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Dutch Lock Down Day Forty Two

True to my word, I GISH’d today AND did Just One Thing ™ but in doing that one thing, I earned the team seventy EIGHT points.


And, although I can’t post the resulting video nor the result, I can tell you that it involved a five year old, scissors, and lots of JOY.

But first the news:

I *totally* wish I had done more, but as predicted, it’s rough to Make Something in today’s new norm.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Forty

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I’ve been fairly consistent for two whole weeks (or is it a million years? #SameThing) of walking every single day and for the past few days, I’ve even been trying to walk TO THE BEAT.


I’m still wearing my regular clothes and my regular BOOTS.

Which are not made for walking.


It comes at no surprise that my right hip is acting up. And the shin splints on my left leg. And can we just totally ignore whatever’s happening in the back right now?

But first the news:

The best part is that I don’t know if it’s the shoes, the lack of strength training or that I’m #GettingOlder

Or, y’know, something else entirely.

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