Journal: Life Update

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I’m currently sitting in the kitchen watching (husband) Zeke make salsa and enjoying my kitties – I think five of the seven have visited so far. Right now, Tabbye is pulling magnets off of the fridge and Charllye is making sure she does it correctly.

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Pulling magnets off the fridge? NAW. We’re just sitting here, Mom!

This feels like the first breath I’ve been able to take in a month. A very sudden project at work, which includes an extremely dramatic team of people and a ridiculously constrained timeline, plus a wedding in Florida for which I was the maid of honor, plus all of my normal stressors, have left me exhausted at the end of every day. It’s been a struggle even to maintain my current relationships.

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Me and the bride.

Through it all, thankfully, Robbye continued to impress and improve. I still plan on writing a more detailed journal about her – but really it’s been more of the same. Focus, roundness, and obedience. Every day!

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The candy cane is almost gone!

I finished book one of Wheel of Time. It’s so cute reading about baby Rand, knowing what he’ll become by the end. I’m definitely enjoying the series more this go around – I gave up at book 10 or so seven years ago. But that was also before the series was over – and before Jordan passed away.

I’ve been using a few minutes a day every day to obsess about pet collecting and leveling in WoW. Which is funny, since I have a collection of pets at home, too. But I don’t battle the cats. Or level them up. Unfortunately.

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Mom I’m going to need you to pet me, or I’ll use my Scratch attack.
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I suppose I could use my Headbutt attack instead.

Tomorrow Zeke and I are going to our favorite Friendly Local Game Store, Epic Loot, to celebrate International Table Top Day. As introverted and exhausted as I am, I’m actually really excited to do some gaming and shopping. The only issue is – what to wear? I want to be cute and stylish for the party, but too cute and I’m not respected as a fellow nerd. It’s a delicate balance, as a female gamer.

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(Has anyone else been following the drama around the Hugo Awards this year? Man, is there controversy. I really enjoyed reading GRRM’s blog series about it, though. And, to be honest, reading about the drama has been a fun way to get my mind off of work – though how some people can be so racist, homophobic, and misogynistic I just cannot understand.)

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Equine Affaire in Columbus is this weekend but the club decided not to go. We’re definitely going to Breyerfest, and that’s more fun for us. I’m relieved to have a day off on Sunday!

What’s everyone else been up to outside of horses? Anyone else reading or playing anything cool?

Happy Friday!

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6 thoughts on “Journal: Life Update

  1. We went to board games today and played Argent: The Consortium. Really complicated and intense, but very interesting. I don’t try to dress up for much of anything let alone board games, but I never get discredited at board game events. I got a lot of crap in WoW. Especially when I was playing at the high levels (I was in a top 10 in the US guild at one point). People were always shocked the first time I spoke on vent that I was a girl. The board gamer community seem much more inclusive. Or at least, the ones I’ve met are.

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    1. Just read about Argent: The Consortium on BGG – it looks really neat! I think hidden win conditions are really fun and special.

      That’s really unfortunate about the WoW thing. I think I’ve been lucky in that the only time I was a “serious” raider I was a raid leader, so I had some power and people assumed I knew what I was doing!

      That’s SO neat that you were such a skilled player! What class did you play? How much did you raid? I’m always amazed by the number of hours high level players put in.

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  2. Yay for things slowing down a little 🙂 And extra yay for re-starting WoT!! I’m on my own re-read and on book 6 now. I know it’ll slow down round book 8, but I always forget how much I like books 4-6. And then again 10ish-14.

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    1. Do you always read all the way through even the middle slog? Some people on reddit were recommending skipping a few of the middle ones, and the 10th one in particular.

      I really want to finish this series – I don’t want to get stuck!

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      1. I’m the kind of person that has to finish a book no matter how much I hate it, so I always end up trudging through the middle ones. I also do like the excruciating detail, so it doesn’t bother me thaaaat much when he spends 800 pages on a single day from 12 different perspectives (ok, it bothers me). As long as you definitely read 11, then you should be fine skipping a bunch- 11 is the last one that Jordan actually wrote and it’s one of my favorites!

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