Interstitial 86: Metaleaves

These metal leaves (which look like trees to me) are part of a bench at a nature park near my home. They were created by the Texas-based sculptor John Christensen, along with four other bench sculptures throughout the park. Each bench was created using salvaged wood from a Boy Scout lodge that was on the property before it became a park.


Wellness Wednesday Wisdom Day

Did you know today is Wellness Wednesday AND Wednesday Wisdom? That makes it Wellness Wednesday Wisdom Day! A perfect day for me to post Journey to Wellness updates, which I hope to do a little more regularly (my last post was What Not Well Feels Like in November 2016!).

I’m still not feeling well and have managed to make myself feel worse. I missed 4 of 8 work days since last Monday. In addition to not eating well, I have made matters worse by becoming slightly addicted to trying to keep up with what’s going on in Washington D.C. As an INFP, this is the worst thing I could be doing.

Observing people with terrible morals who are constantly making decisions that harms others, will upset the INFP. They hate to see cruelty in the world and will become easily drained from seeing this. They will quickly want to avoid being around others who fit these descriptions, withdrawing to their room or quiet places. Any kind of sadness or injustice is a sure fire way to cause the INFP exhaustion.

Source: The Things That Drain Each Personality Type Most

I have been so very fatigued for more than a week now and am emotionally taxed. It’s time to step back, take a deep breath (do not hyperventilate), stop obsessively reading all the news before I get out of bed each morning, and focus on what I can control.

Heal My Gut

My 2017 Word of the Year is Gut and I’m getting back on track today. No dairy. No gluten. Reduce sugar. Add probiotics. I can control this! Over the next few days, my diet will be:

  • Turmeric “toddy” before work (hot water with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, juice from ½ a lemon, ½ tsp turmeric, a few squeezes of honey)
  • Breakfast: two sausages and ½ cup beet sauerkraut
  • Lunch: salad consisting of spinach, chicken, marinated artichokes, olives, and walnuts
  • Dinner: soup or broth
  • Dessert: fresh pineapple

This next weekend is grocery shopping and on Sunday I’ll food prep so I have things ready to go during the week. My challenge is always making dinner. Having something ready to quickly throw together when I get home from work makes it easier for me to NOT pick up something unhealthy on the way home.

Right now I have to stop the bleeding and will incorporate exercise once I’m stabilized. I’m doing a walk relay at the end of August and I’M NOT PREPARED!


2017 Bucket List Update 1

This weekend I worked on cleaning out my second account so I can cancel the subscription before the monthly payment is due. I’m deleting all the characters so I am not tempted to resubscribe. This includes the only level 110 on all my accounts; a demon hunter.

The hard part right now is “use what I have” as my characters are all over the place and some I no longer connect with. I had to remind myself of the bucket list I created last month because I started considering spending real money on character transfers and appearance/name changes on my main account. I will add a rule to not transfer or change any characters until after they have their first artifact.

I think, more than anything, this bucket list will serve as a focused guide so I don’t go off the rails and make things messier than they are.

Before I created the bucket list, one character on my main account had an artifact and now four have one.

Remaining characters are below, and for some reason the Armory isn’t displaying Kaeleigh’s or Nahualli’s transmog. I don’t have a Monk or Warrior. I planned to create them on Alliance, but I may create them on Horde. I really want an Orc Warrior!

I have spent more time playing ESO than WoW this past month. I’m enjoying the recent homestead release and am very excited about the upcoming Morrowind expansion. Zahra my “celestial druid” is level 30 now, but I’m also leveling a master crafter at the same time. Grusha gra-Tukmek is her name and she’s a level 23 Wood Orc Nightblade. Say hello!

I found that creating a back story for Zahra makes me feel more connected to her. She recently experienced an unfortunate incident where she was caught stealing and couldn’t flee from her attacker. Well, to be fair, an NPC defending their property. I panicked and made Zahra kill them. She got an achievement for being a murderer! I felt horrible and wished I could go back to a save to prevent this experience from becoming part of her history. I should have let them kill Zahra. It would have been more true to her character and personality; the one I created! Now she’s a murderer.

Maybe she should leave thieving to Grusha.