Today’s prayer:

    May the Atomoxetine work its magic, today. My hoodie keeps me warm and that I didn’t forget to turn the stove off.


    From yesterday, making some mofongo!


    Wild Mar

    Started playing:

    ๐ŸŽฎ Soul Hackers 2 (2022)

    Soul Hackers 2 poster

    An hour in, I forgot how strange ATLUS games can be.

    Movie day with the girls.

    ๐Ÿฟ Wish (2023) - โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†

    Wish poster


    The Problem

    The only problem with not having been working out for “so long” and somewhat picking back where I’ve left off is that now my arm, especially close to my elbow, is angry at me. It is hard to tight-grip and lift heavy things, for now. This means I need to be more mindful with today’s workout.

    Also, lots of stretching and massaging.

    This kind of Sucks!

    I should have known better!

    Picked up the bell for the first time on almost two months. That felt good

    Full body single bell

    EMOM - 5 rounds

    • Row, Clean, Press R x 5
    • Row, Clean, Press L x 5
    • Standard Push-up x 15-20
    • Kettlebell Curl x 10-12
    • Suitcase March x 6L - 6R

    The not Everyday boring Backpack.

    I have not been using my 20L Peak Design Everyday Backpack and it has been fantastic.

    half the room gasps in Spanish

    I know, I have been wearing and swearing by this backpack ever since I have been at my current job, which is a little over 4 years now. In fact, I haven’t shopped around for another backpack ever since. That and I don’t want to make spending over 250 USD for a backpack a habit.

    Sometime last year, in one of my Stitchfix box deliveries, I randomly received a backpack, THE NORTH FACE Vault Everyday Laptop Backpack and it is the most boring uncharacteristic, most basic backpack that you can possible imagine. Loved the color, though. Ever since I got it it sort of became my gym bag. We would occasionally use it to carry the iPads, headphones, and other stuff for the girls when going out and about, essentially a diaperless bag.

    On my most recent trip to Yuma, I took my boring backpack instead of my everyday one. It was a super-short trip so I took very little with me. And I gotta say, it was a delight…

    Let me explain. The Everyday Backpack is great, it’s got enough space for all my shit plus my camera. This backpack, however, is the first generation, it is so rigid and tough, plus, with everything I put in it, it becomes heavy and not very comfortable to carry around, at least for me. That said, I did not carry my camera with me although I could have possibly been able to.

    Now I am in the market for a backpack, I think, perhaps not exactly a 250 plus USD one but something simple. What will happen to the Everyday one? I don’t know, perhaps It’ll get used in a much different way, I haven’t even been carrying it to work since. I have just been carrying my essentials, a notebook, a laptop, a pen, and a few accessories or cables and that is it. I think I need to rethink my EDC system, too.

    So, here we are, the state of the backpack at the end of 2023, ish.

    ๐Ÿ“บ Curses! (2023)

    Curses! poster

    We are 5 episodes in already. Luna finds it somewhat scary, but almost anything and everything is scary for her. And still, she won’t stop watching and asking for one more episode.

    Is not every day you get homemade pancakes, sausages, and bacon at work.

    Happy fifth birthday to this young lady!

    First work trip that I have gone to the airport, straight from the field. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคช

    I have not been in Yuma Arizona since 2019. I was very hesitant about this trip but it turned out to be a good one. And yes, one of our trial was close to the wall.

    Today’s going to be a long day… ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿฅ”

    Somewhere down to Yuma.

    Someone [Luna] got her first camera.


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