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The Aftermath

I was careful with my cheat treats, yesterday. Staying in moderation means that I don't start the day with a massive asthma attack or a set of digits doing their Thick Snag Impersonation.

I am going REAL strict. Waiting as long as I can before having my salty broth. My beverage of choice is going to be filtered water.

We've already had our feast this week, so dinner is likely to be something wholesome and good according to the new regime. It looks like this:

[Shown here: a screencap of a list of forbidden foods]

For those who can't read the picture, I shall transcribe the list:

Grains: Barley, Bulgar, Buckwheat, Millet, Quinoa, Oats, Spelt, Wheat, Brown and white rice

Oils: Canola, Corn, Peanut, Grapeseed, Safflower, Cottonseed, Grape

Dairy: Milk, Kefir, Sour Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Cottage Cheese

Sweeteners: Agave, Artificial Sweeteners, Sugar, Sucralose

Legumes and Beans: Cacao beans, Mungbeans, Chickpeas, Peas, Peanuts, Kidney, Lentil, Soy

Vegetables: Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Pepper, Pumpkin, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes

Nuts: Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pine nuts, Cashews

Seeds: Chia, Pumpkin, Sunflower

Lots of this stuff is already on our no-no list. I get the sensation we'll be eating a lot of cabbage and kale with our mushrooms and maybe some small amount of carrots for colour.

I'm going to have to get creative with this. Bulletins as events warrant.

And speaking of unusual problems, check out the houseguest we entertained yesterday afternoon:

[Shown here: A blue-faced green tree snake resting on a decorative paper fan hanging on a blue wall. The fan features a river scene from Thailand, with boats, trees, and traditional houses.]

Snake! It's a snake. Oh no, it's a snake... (badger, badger, badger...)

This pretty little dickens is a green tree snake. Allegedly harmless. I say 'allegedly' because this is Australia. Green tree snakes can cause some allergic reactions with their bites. Best to stay cautious if you find one of these in your random corners.

One call to some nice people and $95 later, the snake was evicted by a trained professional. [I'm also running short, but not that short, so yay? I guess?]

An End, A Beginning, A New Way

Today's the day I reach the end of my Blasts From the Past. Which means I have to find three other things to write about to keep my scores up, OR... focus intently on the one Instant and just go from there.

If I choose the latter [because lazy] I will have more time for Other Projects, which will be something of a boon.

I could also post sample chapters of whatever whenever so I can maybe entice people over to help

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Swing and a miss

Just when I get into the swing of things, the pendulum shifts and everything goes agley all over again.

Beloved is taking off in the early-early morning, before I can even badger the kids into getting their lunchboxes together. Which means no morning exercises. Which means finding a time in the afternoon to go do it.

Which hasn't happened, so far.

Tomorrow evening, we should be walking around the blocks, again. Starting with the long block and, if we can, going around

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I thought I was zen about change. I thought I was cool with everything that SPG collectively decided to alter.

But then they announced that Sam Luke was leaving for his own artistic stuff, and my beloved woobie child Hatchworth was gone from the robots I adore.

So my ASD hatred of change kicked up and resulted in a stab of fear through the heart, and now I have the sads. It's not as if he's died for cryin' out loud, but

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