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These probably all deserve their own post, but it's highly unlikely they're going to get them.
  1. I loved the new Ghostbusters, which we finally saw last night. It is made of joy and friendship, and I was highly amused by the villain's motivation and the response to his monologue of justification. Chris Hemsworth was clearly having the time of his life.
  2. I am enjoying being sociable and enabling the children's social life so much that I have slightly overscheduled myself and had to ask Tony to take over something for me this afternoon so I can remember the pacing myself part of recovery.
  3. In October I am going to get very busy indeed with studying (it eases up in June next year) and expect to have essentially no spare time outside work, study, and family commitments.  I am currently in the glorious summer break between being a hermit for cancer & recovery reasons and being a hermit for study reasons.  (Some of the children's social life comes with social life for me, and I am declaring date night with Tony and a monthly pub visit as also essential family commitments.  So not a complete hermit, but a lot more hermit-y than the last couple of months.)
  4. I lost patience with trying to work out how to upgrade my cheap spare phone from Jelly Bean for purposes of enabling C's desire to play Pokemon Go, so I have an even cheaper PAYG smartphone preinstalled with Marshmallow arriving today.  I don't think I need two spare phones, so if anyone is more keen on navigating the thrilling world of rooting phones than I am (or just could use a phone and are willing to use an older android version) then let me know and you can have the older one for cost of postage. (Old phone now claimed.)
  5. My dad came for a short visit and I managed to schedule him most of a day each with each of his grandchildren, and they all seem to have enjoyed the experience. 
  6. Adventures in smoothie consumption continue: I have discovered that I do actually prefer yogurt + milk with my veggies, rather to my surprise. I have built up a little collection of frozen veg and fruit in the freezer to make prep easier / avoid wasting fresh veg that goes off before I eat it.  The little blender does struggle if more than half the content is frozen, so I've taken to making up a bottle of ingredients in advance and leaving it in the fridge to defrost overnight.
  7. I've managed to get my fitbit goal up to 7,900 steps; we walked both ways to the cinema yesterday (with a stop at Mee and I for dinner on the way out) as well as me taking children around earlier, so I hit double that.  My legs are letting me know this morning that they are Not Impressed.

Date: 2016-08-08 10:05 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naath
Is Mee and I good? I think of Ann Leckie every time I go past it...

Thanks for smoothie tips!

Date: 2016-08-08 11:53 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] simo
Glad you are doing well. Hopefully we will meet in playground.

Date: 2016-08-09 09:49 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
I loved Ghostbusters too :-)

Date: 2016-08-07 10:44 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghoti.livejournal.com
A monthly pub visit seems very wise. I normally end up waiting until I am completely out of patience with not seeing people and throw a tantrum, which is much less helpful, although I do do lunch with people too, so it's not completely doom. Perhaps I should track how often that happens, and plan for it.

Date: 2016-08-09 22:37 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghoti.livejournal.com
Very wise.

Date: 2016-08-07 20:25 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaebi.livejournal.com
I am so impressed. Not least by the continuing work at self-restraint.

Date: 2016-08-09 12:09 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaebi.livejournal.com
Life skills indeed.


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