Introducing Lily!

We adopted Lily on December 14, 2014 from the Eastern Herding Dog Rescue in Richmond, VA. She is 2 years old and they think she is a mix of shepherd and border collie. So far, she’s a sweetie!

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I think she’ll do great after she gets over being interested in the birds. She’s already on sniffing terms with the pigs and some of the goats (as long as she’s on her side of the fence). The birds, however, have decided that she’s demon spawn and go insane trying to get away from her so she’s leashed when we go out for now.

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Day 19-21 Daily Challenge Wrap-up

I’ve decided to put all of the challenge updates on a single post instead of seven different ones. I wanted to try it because it’ll save me time when setting up each post.

 90-day Attracting Abundance Challenge

Today, I did not tap using the Attracting Abundance with EFT program from day 19 to 21.

I did tap to Money Beyond Belief on day 19 on the belief of having to work hard for money. It makes sense that you would have to work, but how hard is the question.

90-day EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Challenge

I did not tap in either “The Vibration of Exceptional Health” or Drop the Drama. I instead tapped on procrastination. I was driving alone in the car so I really raised my voice. I was shouting at myself while I was tapping. I’m going to start Carol Look’s Eliminate Procrastination.

90-day Daily Exercise Challenge

On day 19, my exercise was unloading and putting away 600 lbs of feed.

I used day 20 as a resting day. I literally did not go to bed until almost 2 AM last night and I was exhausted.

Day 21y I did 5 minutes on the rebounder, but did not walk on the treadmill. I spent my treadmill time walking Lily. I did 4 rounds of 12 repetitions each of peeing dog lifts and kickbacks (hamstrings).

I meditated for about 6 minutes, repeating “perfect health” on the inhale, and imagining white light moving up my body from the ground.

90-day Blog Challenge

Nothing for days 19 and 20. I had to go back and start redoing some links due to Carol Look moving to a new website. I started this on day 21 and hope to finish day 22.

90-day Play With Sweet Baby Challenge

We played a LOT of Minecraft on day 19. Sweet Baby let me pick since I was having a resting day and we played survival mode for about 2 hours. For anyone playing on the PS3, “castle” is a decent seed. There are two villages, both in deserts.

90-day Home(stead) Improvement Challenge

Day 19 I stayed up and built a makeshift stall for Chelsea and her new baby. We’ve decided to name him Butterscotch and call him Scotch for short. Photos on his own post!

Day 20 was a resting day. I don’t remember doing much besides laying around. Oh, yeah! I measure the spaces for the stalls in the barn. Construction will hopefully begin Monday!

Day 21 and I cleaned off the main kitchen counter, usually a catch-all area. I took out a bag of donations to the car. I put recycling in the car to drop off. I planned all of the shopping we’ll be doing Monday morning at Lowe’s and Southern States for the new stalls. I filed some papers. I reorganized the notebook sections of my farm notebook. I also changed the outside box that the barn cat uses as a shelter.

90-day Get A Routine Challenge

I got messed up big time by staying up so late on day 19 building a makeshift stall for Chelsea and her new baby after we got back from work. I used day 20 as a resting day and rested in during part of the day on day 21. Bad for the routine, but I’ll be in bed by 10:15 tonight. Heck of an improvement over midnight (day 20) or 2 AM (day 19). Ugh. I’m hoping to use the time off from work over the holiday break to get more on track.

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Day 18 – 90-day Home(stead) Improvement Challenge

Day 18 of the 90-day Home(stead) Improvement Challenge.

I did not do anything.

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Day 18 – 90-day Play With Sweet Baby Challenge

Day 18 of the 90-day Play With Sweet Baby Challenge.

We played a little Minecraft in creative mode. Sweet Baby does like to create.

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Day 18 – 90-day Blog Challenge

Day 18 of the 90-day Blog Challenge.

Move along; nothing to see here…

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Day 18 – 90-day Daily Exercise Challenge

Day 18 of the 90-day Daily Exercise Challenge.

Today I did 5 minutes on the rebounder, but did not walk on the treadmill. I spent my treadmill time walking Lily. I tried leaving her in the bedroom when I get up, but she makes too much noise.

I did 4 rounds of 12 repetitions each of : curls at 5 lb, squats, and calf raises.

I tried to meditate, but Lily was interrupting me.

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Day 18 – 90-day EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Challenge

Day 18 of the 90-day EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Challenge.

I don’t think I got to any tapping today. The morning routine has been thrown for a loop since Lily arrived.

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Day 18 – 90-day Attracting Abundance Challenge

Day 18 of the 90-day Attracting Abundance Challenge.

Today, I did not tap using the Attracting Abundance with EFT program.

I did tap to Money Beyond Belief today on the belief of having to work hard for money. It makes sense that you would have to work, but how hard is the question. Do you have to do back-breaking labor to earn money? Do you have to work for 12 hours a day? Or is there an easier way? A way of allowing money into your life without having to drive yourself to an early grave? Apparently, this was a belief that I picked up. I started at a SUDS rating of 9 and kept tapping until I reached a 3.

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Day 17 – 90-day Home(stead) Improvement Challenge

Day 17 of the 90-day Home(stead) Improvement Challenge.

I brought wood onto the porch for the fireplace for the next two days.

I cleaned off the kitchen table so we can actually eat there! It had accumulated mail, recycling, and goat meds. Not to mention that eating breakfast on the tray tables encourages us to take too much time for breakfast and turn on the TV. Back to the table for breakfast tomorrow!

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Day 17 – 90-day Play With Sweet Baby Challenge

Day 17 of the 90-day Play With Sweet Baby Challenge.

I think the stress of Sweet Baby having a cold, adding a dog, and neither of us getting enough sleep due to both of those reasons finally caught up to us. Not to mention me falling today and hurting my hip last night picking up something from a squatting position got me all stiffened up. We were not close to playing. We were having bad attitudes. We talked about playing a game on the PS3, but couldn’t agree on a game so we just took turns picking the Netflix program. I picked an episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Sweet Baby picked Goosebumps (talk about low budget…). They’re so cheesy I need some crackers while I watch.

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