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Pirate Dean & Jumping Rope

Friday, August 30, 2013


A week ago today I lost my dearest rat friend, Dean. He had been doing great so it was a huge surprise to find him dead on a nest hed built earlier that morning. That morning hed eaten his breakfast and even was playing with me before I left for work.

Mark and I had gone out to a restaurant and Id come home later than normal. Usually Dean is there to greet me when I get home. Since he wasnt out I figured he probably got tired of waiting for me and had gone to sleep. What a horrible surprise to find hed died. Ive emailed his veterinarian whod seen him only two weeks prior and she believes it was probably heart failure.


Im learning to listen to my own needs. I want to try Joel Fuhrmans Eat to Live program. Its been increasingly difficult for me to commit to any one program or way of eating but I know I need to. I need to put myself first. Every time I start to try the Eat to Live program I chicken out. (Funny using the word chicken, since Im vegan and the program is very vegan friendly.)

Sometimes I feel like Im getting ready to skip rope: Two people are turning the long rope and Im working on getting into the groove so I can jump in without disturbing the rope and then Ill be able to start jumping in rhythm with the turns.

For example, Ive had trouble with drinking wine and beer again. I want to stop again. Im waiting to run out of my current supply again and then I can jump into the jump-rope and begin.


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    I'm sorry to hear about your little buddy. It's so sad. I have a pirate ship too for my chinchillas.

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ME_HERE_NOW 8/31/2013 4:49PM

    i've cut back on my drinking - but only because i managed to find a job i actually like & now with a real schedule of mornings & lack of time it's harder to fit in...more than actual willpower :P but it's something i've wanted, so basically now weekends only, and trying not to overdo it - but i really have to watch myself to not go overboard. i got a book called 'drinking, a love story' i am looking to dive into it and see how bad off i really am :P

sometimes you just have to jump in, whether you are ready or not. even if you get tangled in the rope you will get into the groove faster by actively trying than standing on the sidelines watching. i have been on the sidelines too long myself. i am very happy to have moved back to my walking neighbourhood and hope my feet allow me to get back to walking when the weather cools off.

i am so sorry to hear about your little buddy, dean. losing a furry family member is so tough, and it feels like it hasn't been very long since chet. i am sending you so much love and hugs. we're in this journey of life together babe, the good, the bad and the ugly. we are settling into the new house, unpacking and finding space for everything, just glad all the heavy lifting is overrrrrrrr! xxoxoxoxoxo!

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ADNAW_YOTS 8/31/2013 7:20AM

    I am sorry for your loss. I would have loved to have met Dean

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AHAPPYLIFE 8/30/2013 11:45PM

    Wishing you success!

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CAROL494 8/30/2013 10:56PM


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