February 14, 2015

Status 2-14-15*

HOORAY got my speaking proposal in. And while I was writing it, felt a sense of excitement to actually do the session if the proposal is accepted. That’s a good sign. That being said, I’m not sure if this is the direction for me, so I’m using this as a stick in the water. If it floats under the bridge, a sign of progress this way. If it gets stuck, find another stick that floats.

I also wore my jammies again until 2:00 PM! It’s been fun, but I’m sick of this and back to getting up early and making myself a bit more presentable.

Cooked some pasta and sauce I’ve been putting off, and Mark and I actually ate dinner together at the same time.

No repeat yet of the puffy that acctacked me a few days ago. Still trying to eat simply and few ingredients at a time to investigate further.

Didn’t review as much of my voice acting dialog as I’d planned.


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I woke up and looked in the mirror and told MYSELF ‘I love you’. Know it sounds cheesy, but you can celebrate this way sweetie or no sweetie, and practice being kind to yourself. Gracie the cat, then came right up for a cuddle and for her milk song. Guess she is my Valentine today. Mark is NOT a big ‘celebrate on actual day’ person like I am. So Valentine’s is a day I gave up for my birthday hijinks. But he usually does some small thing, sometimes not. Also, by celebrating it the day after, much easier to get reservations, much less expensive and loads of chocolate and flowers on sale. LOL.

Voice acting for me. This is the last day of this session with Marc Cashman’s class, and hence also my last solo session (for now) with David Babich, my voice acting coach. Today’s class is a little less pressure as it is 100% dialogs, and no monolog to prepare. That being said, we have 26 pages of dialogs to review as we may have to do any of them at Marc’s pleasure. If I do a great one, I’ll try and remember to get my partners’ permission to play it for you 🙂


How about you?

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Body Balance

BB (Body Balance) number 7 Sleep: 7 hours divided in 3 (good first 2.5, restless next 3, ok next 1.5) Tummy/Gut: Gut slightly more full (late dinner). Not Hungry after 2hours of waking. Will wait until hungry, or two hours before I leave. I only eat scrambled eggs before voice work, to limit hunger, tummy rumbling from digestion, or things that impact my voice. Energy: Moderate. Mood: Pretty even keel.

BB is my personal criteria, and I don’t think too hard about it. I ask myself at the keyboard, what is my BB? A number between 1-10, including halves, pops into my head. I write it in my post Then I figure out why it is higher or lower and gently make note.

If you are interested these are my measures.

  1. Sleep. Quality and Amount.
  2. Tummy/Gut – If I ate what my body asked for, usually above and below the belly button feel balanced. Ate too much, below the belly button feels more full. Ate too little, the reverse.
  3. Am I hungry within 1 hour of waking? I have found that I feel best if I am hungry within 1 hour of waking. This tends to make my eating day even and not heavy on food in the evening. But I don’t eat if not hungry unless I’m about to ride or hike. I’ve learned I need to fuel these morning activities, or I’ll bonk.
  4. What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
  5. A quick look at my mood.

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4 thoughts on “2-14-15

  1. Dawny

    Happy Valentines day to you Laurie, and all the BC’s

    Im thankful and Grateful to everyone for the sharing, the place, the compassion, the complete understanding, and lack of judgements.. the support, and friendships…

    and the power, within me to get things done feels tooo good!!
    I slept so good last night, deep sleep, still woke up at 4a but I felt refreshed and ready to go!!

    Awesome wog-a-bout in today, walked until forever.. there’s that =-)
    then I started thinking about my ‘to-do’ list, instead of making a ‘list’ like I FREQUENTLY do, I just started ‘doing’ the tasks, and wow, I had them done before I even started a list!! that feels good
    and ONE of the tasks has obviously been weighing on me because as soon as I sealed the envelope I felt so free.. light, wow! amazing,
    surely the GOOD deep sleep helped
    my goal is to use this weekend before I start the 2nd leg of my new adventure on Monday to ‘catch up’ with myself.. R&R, and just be.. weeeeeeeee

    yesterday, ha after my 2 short days of ‘training’ for the up and coming.. I was training my replacement.. WHAT?!?! interesting. LOL when I first got to work she was kind of ‘snippy’ to me, and ‘short’ with her words/attitude, but it wasn’t long after that, when everyone left, and she realized I was her ONLY ali, she started to be kind LOL ha ha

  2. Cheryl

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

    The first Valentine’s Present I got today was from Stef. It said: “There’s finally going to be some PINK around out house.” She’s having a girl! I wish I could put the pix in here she sent us. I’ll give it one shot. If it doesn’t work you can go to the website and see it in the Valentine’s Day post.



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