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Pride Week Has Begun!

I'm really amped up this week. It's Pride Week in Ottawa!

On Monday, I went to see But I'm A Cheerleader with a friend and it was an excellent way to begin Pride Week. It's a campy film about conversion therapy, which has RuPaul in the cast. 

Tuesday was partially spent on ironing/steaming flags for Pride. I'm not done with that and will be continuing tonight after I get some groceries. 

I've also been getting back into planning. I realized I stopped partly because my little Clever Fox wasn't really fitting my needs anymore. For 2023, I'll be going back to my A5 and I'm setting it up differently than I have in the past. I'm working with a friend who is setting up an Etsy for planner sheets. It's going to have daily sheets, which are on order and should be arriving on September 1st. I also got the monthly Filofax for 2023, which will be coming on the weekend. Also coming on the weekend are blank sheets for drawing. I've been carrying around several books and I want to consolidate them all into one.

I also didn't have much reason to plan with Covid. I've joined a curling league in Ottawa, which is something to look forward to. I also received my rowing machine today. I saw that it was on sale for $88 off and didn't want to miss that, so I got it slightly earlier than I was going to. This is actually a better one than I had been originally looking at. It's well-rated in the budget options. It also folds, so I can put it partly away when I'm not using it, which is really important in a tiny condo.

Next week, I will call my mechanic. I have no time for anything extra right now. Even trying to meet people to sell items is really annoying. I decided to do them one at a time because anything else was stressing me out too much, so I couldn't make it happen at all. This is slow, but progress!

All right, groceries, then ironing, then streaming, then putting together a rowing machine.

GOALS

Declutter

Goal 1: Put items up on marketplace. [Moved to August - Started]

Goal 2: Plan next steps in the declutter. [DONE]

Finances

Goal 1: Get the tires changed/stored and the calipers handled on my car. [July - PARTIALLY DONE]

Goal 2: Book an appointment with my advisor to see if there is something I can do like take a small amount of my RRSP to wipe it all out, then get promptly back to contributing. [August]

Fitness

Goal 1: Finish the Paris challenge. [August - DONE]

Goal 2: Sign up for the next challenge. [August - DONE]

Goal 3: Purchase a rowing machine that folds up. [September - DONE]

Music

Goal 1: Continue researching the genre [July-September]

Goal 2: Come up with a practice routine. [August]

Twitch Update

Goal 1: Update the about list with your commands [July - DONE]

Goal 2: Get to Affiliate [?]

Goal 3: Install origami holder [July - DONE]

Writing

Goal 1: Add music to Popcorn Girl [July]

Goal 2: Edit 3+ chapters of Sparker [July-September]


Please check out my digital to-do list: https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general


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