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Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 23, 2017

This has been the first year that I have not slacked off much on my knitting/crocheting for the summer, although it is somewhat out of necessity for me at this point. I am not particularly fast with the stitches and have a few projects with deadlines coming up: 2 that are gifts for next week which I finished today, one for next month, and I am already getting requests for Christmas. The other reason is that the work is relaxing and therapeutic when going well and work has been stressful so I have needed the outlet.

My plans for seeing totality fell through too, but we got sun and a good percentage here so I got some fun pics, I will post tomorrow when I get them off the camera. 2024 it's on though!

The only 'Defenders' news I care about: http://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/08/22/jessica-jones-daredevil-set-photo-defenders-/

I knew that Krysten Ritter knitted, but seeing Jessica Jones and Daredevil knitting together warms my yarn-loving heart. This could be us, rd95.

Our mutty girl is also a rescue who was an adult dog when we got her. Our experience has been that she has mellowed out quite a bit since we have had her - it may take awhile for him to realize that you are his people and hopefully when he does he will chill out a bit. Our dog was fairly anxious at the beginning, especially the first few weeks/months. Take things slow with your new guy and he should relax some as he begins to trust you more.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Total solar eclipse road trip

I didn't get to go on the trip we were planning to do to go see totality this year. Bummer, but as a consolation prize, totality will be just 20 minutes from home in 2024.

Ah, crunchbang. How I miss you. Thanks for the nostalgia trip.

Freeze peanut butter and treats/food in the kong. (Make sure the peanut butter doesn't have artificial sweetener in it, because that's a thing and it can kill your dog.) Puzzle toys, treat dispensing toys, or hide the treat are fun for the dog too (I take a few small training treats and hide them around the house while the dog is locked in the laundry room, then I let her out to go find them.) Of course you have to be careful with these because you're feeding the dog which does offset some of the benefits of the activity.

I don't know how much space you can make inside but something like this could help: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MRBF4ME/ref=pd_aw_sbs_199_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AX03X7ET648CYVF8CQ9Y&dpPl=1&dpID=71IF0DMiMiL

Or if you have a treadmill, I have walked our dog on mine in the winter when the weather was bad. My tips for that are to have the dog stand on the belt and start it from there at the slowest speed possible, then work your way up. And to do short walks on the treadmill until the dog gets used to it. I don't know how different a dog's paw pads are to a person's foot soles, but I have walked barefoot on a treadmill before and it was kinda uncomfortable, and I am the kind of person who wears shoes as little as possible.

Good luck and what a cute pooch!

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

I was thinking earlier about some things that are a struggle for me right now and even with those things in my life how much of a comfortable position I really am in right now. Reading this post is a confirmation of that, obviously, but you should know that you are an inspiration to me by continuing to share and be hopeful.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

It really isn't very awkward, and I'm pretty introverted. rd95 would probably prefer that we do these things more often but truth be told I spend a lot of my social capital at work each day and just want to hide in a cave at the end of the day.

That's a fantastic name for a such a project. You should have gotten the grant on that fact alone.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 9, 2017

I could kinda make out the bands on Jupiter, could be that the scope needs more cleaning than I think it does (likely) or could have been atmosphere issues that made things not as clear.

Of course, I also need to learn the scope and what my two eyepieces are best at as well.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What do you do when you feel stagnant?

I have never heard of the enneagram system, but I suspect I may be a fellow 5.

It is very difficult to say no to your manager, with my current one we have a good relationship and I can feel free to say no, sorry, can't right now, or okay then which of the other million priorities am I putting off for this? And I can be sarcastic about it too and we will laugh and most of the time I will probably still do all or part of the request anyway. Although sometimes I suggest an alternate method of getting her request completed and she goes for it. Damn I am gonna miss her when she retires. Anyway, my personal bet is that since you've shown yourself to be an effective employee and good at learning new things in the past, there's a good chance they will see it as a reasonable request.

Dala  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Theory of Mind and Language Delay

Thank you! Gave it a quick read over and will definitely need to do some deeper study with it when I have some time. Noted some terms to look into in my 'external hard drive' - I don't have any journal access through a university. I wonder what I might be able to find with my library.

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