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April goals - finished!
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Here's how I did on the April goals I set.

fruit & veg daily:  yes (though I cheated slightly on the vegetables one day earlier this week.)
no fast food: yes
prep for race:  This week my long run was 5 miles - my knee got a little sore but I did it!  At two weeks out things are looking good.
move for 1000 minutes:  1090 woot!
yoga four times: yes
15 netflix movies:  currently 14 but I'll be curling up with the 15th tonight (African Queen)
finish a knitting project:  Nope.  I've got a sock and a third or so, I'm about to turn the heel of the second one.  But this did keep me knitting instead of just abadoning it so it's at least partially a win.
write 30,000 words: 30, 126 really messy words.  I got stuck for a while today because I needed to timeline something out and figure out when my lead characters birthday was.  I suppose it's good that the story is still keeping me engaged but I have a feeling this will need to be leaner to actually work more of a novella than a novel.  Whenever I do get to an edit I expect a lot of what I have to go.

So overall my April goals were a success! 

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Also, I never updated on my thyroid issues.  I did speak to the doctor on Monday and she was happy with my numbers.  Apparently because I've had cancer the goal is to keep my TSH more supressed to help prevent anything from coming back.  So we made a deal, I'm staying on this medication at this dosage until my next scheduled appointment at the beginning of June (six weeks).  When I do bloodwork before that we're going to test for everything, and then we can talk about it more closely.  I have felt better this week, still taking the occasional nap but not as wiped out.  I'm guessing starting running had something to do with being so tired, and the stress of not knowing what was going on with my thyroid probably helped too.  In any case I'm comfortable with this answer and grateful that my doctor was responsive to my wanting lab work and answering my questions.
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You can probably finish the sock while watching the movie tonight.

I listened to this CBC program on building publics and they were talking about Dutch painting and how some of it was a reaction to the calvinist movement. I thought you might be interested as it touches on some of the same issues that your exploring in your story. The relavant information is in the first 40 minutes of the podcast. Episode 5 is the one I think you'll be interested in.

Background- http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/features/modern-public/index.html#episode5

The podcast will show up here (I think it takes 24 hours after being aired, so sometime tomorrow?)- http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/pastpodcasts.html?85#ref85


I got the heel turned and have the decreases in the foot started but the sock isn't quite done. At least I was knitting.

I'll have to go and check the podcast out - today is a day off from Q (it still has no name but I had to call it something) and I was going to continue on tomorrow.

There is a show here on CBC called Q, so when I read your comment, I was like "of course Q isn't on today", then I realized that made no sense in this context.

Looks like you might have to wait until Monday for the podcast. Silly weekends and people that work M-F schedules.

Heh- that's funny about Q. I just needed something to call the story and with just 'Q' it's all by its lonesome in my file directory and easy to find. Maybe eventually I'll figure out a title.

Adapting to everyone else's Monday - Friday schedule is something I'm used to. I should have time this week to check out the podcast.

Glad to hear your April goals were a success! That's awesome!!! Congrats!

And I'm glad that the news from your doctor was good. That's always a good thing.

Thanks! Writing things down for other people seems to keep me more honest, so I'll have to continue I suppose.

Yeah, I'm glad my numbers weren't as far off as I thought. I'm looking forward to talking all of if through with her in a few weeks.

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