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Thrift - ROW80 2020 R1-15

I finally got around to a thrift store for a wardrobe change. I love those places. I grew up in them hiding in the racks, so it's partly nostalgia, but it's also that I think it's fantastic one can spend relatively little to change their whole wardrobe. Seriously. I got two new leather jackets, a pair of jeans, and 8 other items for a little over a hundred dollars.

Shopping at thrift stores is also an environmentally friendly approach to the wardrobe. Items that are still in good shape find a new life in a new-to-them home.

Decluttering hasn't been just about reducing, but about removing the items that are wrong for me, so I can have more of what is right in my life. I have been getting rid of items that either didn't fit me well or that I wasn't in love with and it was time to start replacing some of those items.

And it's also making me want to get serious about fitness. This is partly to trim my tummy fat, but also to be healthy.


FITNESS

I walked a lot on last week when I was out with friends celebrating one of their birthdays. We stopped by Winterlude and saw the ice sculptures. I have also acquired an exercise mat, which cost way less than I had expected. It's not quite as soft as the gym mats were in school, but it is the closest I've seen. I'm looking forward to getting use out of it soon.

Iaido

After the libations the day before, I wasn't feeling up to martial arts. And it's year-end crunch time, so Tuesday had me working extra to meet a deadline this week.


HOME

I'm behind on a lot of my chores, but I'm okay with it. I should be able to get caught up on dishes at the least tomorrow because it's snowmageddon in Ottawa tonight and I've been told to work from home.

I have something on the way to help with planning my outfits each week. I think this will reduce stress.

I also have received a wire "rod" to put over an area that I'm going to use to hang dividers, which will visually separate my living room from my entrance some. I'm looking forward to this as I think it'll feel more cozy. It means I have some sewing ahead and probably a youtube video or three to figure out how to install the wire, but I'm looking forward to it.


SELF-CARE

I caught up on a lot of sleep during my break. I also experienced less tingling in my wrists. This is probably due to taking a break from keyboards. I've since had an ergonomics assessment at work and will be having some changes made to my workstation soon.

I've also been to the dentist for the first time in 4 years. They took impressions and are going to see if my slight overbite can be corrected. If corrected, it may reduce or eliminate my grinding problem, improve my breathing, and lead to an overall health increase due to more energy and reduced inflammation. Apparently if you breathe better, you sleep better, which reduces inflammation and leads to everything else working better because of having more energy and such. I get to wait and see as this means a referral to an Orthodontist.


WRITING

I'm looking forward to getting back to my stories this weekend.

Sparks: 76,652/80,000 words
The Mockumentary: 12/120 pages

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