Tode’s Weekly Assessment 2023-05

Mostly uneventful week. Exceptionally cold though towards the end. Not supposed to warm back up over here until sometime Sunday, but it hit -20°F Friday night. The kitchen sink and the toilet froze up. Thankfully we still have water from the tub, so it’s just a matter of making sure pipes don’t break right now. It’s too cold at the moment to get them to completely thaw out in this old house.

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Tode’s Weekly Assessment 2023-04

This week has felt rather eventful for my otherwise repetitive routine life. Felt like a lot of errands, usually I don’t leave the house unless I really have to or I am experiencing a rather social phase. Definitely in hermit mode right now since the errands felt extra busy. And super “people-ly” if you get what I mean.

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Tode’s Weekly Assessment 2023-03

Okay, so one of the things I have an issue with – because it used to work for me but now it doesn’t – is scheduling the mood tracker to go live at a certain time. It used to be that it would motivated me to keep them filled out on time so that they wouldn’t be blank when they got posted.

The more independent my children become, the more erratic my personal routine is – much the way it had been before having children to be honest. The more I look back at my past, the more I come to realize just how much of an absent minded flake I must have really been. Kind of sheds some light on why my parents respond to me the way they do even now. To them, in their highly organized lives, I must seem terribly lost.

I was never a helicopter parent and now that the boys are teens, I’m completely comfortable with the idea of being a total and 100% free ranged one even though none of them ever really leave the house. We seem to be a herd of home bodies over here for the most part. I don’t know how that came to be but I am at least content and at peace with knowing everyone is safe doing their own thing.

In any case, I think I will keep future mood trackers as drafts from now on so that they can be posted when I’m actually ready to have them go live. This will probably mean that they will become a bit erratic, but I will try to avoid that as much as I can.

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Tode’s Weekly Assessment 2022-26

Nothing much to report this week other than I didn’t do well in remembering to take my meds. Been working on a custom structure datapack for Minecraft Java Edition 1.19. As usual, it’s mostly just tinkering around, but lately I’ve been thinking that I should start sharing what I’ve been working on. Maybe someone will find it just as interesting as I do.

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Tode’s Weekly Assessment 2022-25

It’s been a long week, mostly of me tinkering away at a Minecraft Java Edition datapack for version 1.19. I’ve also been playing Monster 1 DX on Steam, which has been a blast from the past for me.

A part of me feels like I should be addressing the topic of Roe vs. Wade being overturned, but what exactly could I possibly say that hasn’t already been said? It happened in a country where one of our biggest tenets that we were taught growing up is that church is separate from state. Apparently this isn’t true. It doesn’t matter that I grew up Christian or what I believe now. I don’t have any right to impose my spiritual beliefs upon anyone else. That’s why the first colonies of our country were formed. Freedom of religion. Our country was born from this. Yet now, we’re imposing one religious belief upon everyone.

We are not the country we claim to be. This is not a debate. We cannot say we have freedom of religion if our laws are based upon one religion. We cannot say we have separation of church and state if our laws are based upon any religion.

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Tode’s Weekly Assessment 2022-23

This week for the most part felt pretty good. My therapist had suggested that I try getting back in the habit of doing small, meditative tarot readings for myself and I felt that my Daily Draw series fit the bill for it nicely and since it was for the blog I figured it would help me stay accountable for it. What I didn’t expect was for it to make any quick changes. But it did. Nothing dramatic. Just small steps type of thing but those add up, don’t they? First I started doing the readings by setting my computer desktop to show a daily slideshow of a tarot card. Then I started writing a phrase about the card that came to mind in my journal. Now I’m writing a full journal entry about that card on the blog. This week I started linking to those entries in the mood tracker. Which in turn started helping me to remember to document the stuff I want to be doing and keeping track of. Started setting goals again. This is the first week in a long time that I have felt so close to normal. I hope this is a sign of progress and not a delusion.

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Improving Wellness with a Sleep Diary

Our behavior every day has a direct impact on our wellness. This behavior includes the way we sleep. A lack of quality sleep each day impairs our health. Because of this, sleep is not an option. It is a critical necessity. Good sleep hygiene behavior promotes wellness. In this article, I will discuss how to use a sleep diary to identify which behaviors we need to get quality sleep.
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