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Something I learned in the last few days. Read packets carefully, because a packet of sunflower seeds that has husks printed on them doesn't actually mean you can eat them whole. Lets just say both me and James ended up chewing for ages and ended with a mouthful of what felt like splinters.

I got a new phone yesterday. I've gone for a Google pixel because the camera is excellent, so now it's a case of getting things how I like them. The main one being finding an email client I like as there's not a compatible version of Thunderbird, and I really don't like the actual gmail app or site.

Because I have the new phone I had to add fitbit to it, and was overjoyed to get the buzz of happiness that meant I'd met my steps, as I didn't think I'd walked that far. Then realised fitbit had reset the count to 5k and not 10k. Sadness!

Yesterday I also started to sort out Corey's birthday cake as he turns 21 in a few weeks. His actual birthday is on the Saturday, and he'll be spending that out with friends, so we're having a family meal in the week before. Now I just need to sort out where and try and herd cats to get everyone there.

This is going to be a post of cut tags, starting with,

Not that there's much to say. Her lung function tests remained the same -- she has 40% lung function -- and she made it clear she wants no operation and just monitored. The surgeon was fine with that, and has just started the ball rolling for some kind of community based rehab to get her strength up, which I think is a great idea.

After that we went out to eat at a restaurant Kayleigh loves, and I have to agree, it's a good one.

Which brings me nicely to the fact I finally had to give in and buy protein powder

The diet after wls is very focussed on protein first. I'm supposed to be eating around 60 - 80g a day, and have been falling far short. Right now, even months out, I'm done after eating a medium chicken breast, and for tea tend to have a quorn burger with beans, both of which have decent protein, but it's just not enough. So I bought a big tub of chocolate protein powder and have been making a shake with that. A scoop of powder, almond milk and water means I'm getting 26g of protein, which is a great top up. Sunderland prefer that you get it through actual food, and I do understand why, but it just wasn't happening. So a shake it is.

We went to the cinema two different days. To see Hacksaw Ridge the first day, and T2 Trainspotting the second.

Okay, I have to say, Hacksaw Ridge has jumped up as the favourite film I've seen recently. I loved that it was a true story, and it was surprisingly uplifting for a war movie. Saying that, the actual battle scenes were some of the most realistic, horrific, gory and shocking I've ever seen. The staging and filming was amazing, and deserves any awards that they get. But, I have no desire to see those scenes again.

T2: Trainspotting was good, too. We saw it opening day and the cinema was very much majority filled with people of a certain age who must have loved the first movie. While you could see this one without seeing the original, knowing the original movie makes this second one so much better, as you see the characters you came to know the first time grown up and changed as people, in both small and big ways. I loved the use of flash back scenes both from the first movie and childhood, and in the end, it felt inevitable that Renton and Sickboy ended up together.

Finally, Sperrywink and Turlough wanted to see photos of the finished bathroom, so, they're behind

Not the bathroom but a photo I liked from our visit to the Life Centre. Can you tell it's us?


My view from the bath. Lately I've been watching Netflix while in there, making my way through Orange is the New Black. The Fire gets moved if any of the cats decide to come in for a nose -- I do shut the door but they're strong when they want to be.


The fancy radiator/towel heater thing.


I love how they boxed in behind the toilet, and that shelf is very handy.


And finally, the view from the doorway.


Date: 2017-01-29 01:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anotherslashfan
The bathroom looks very nice!

Date: 2017-01-29 03:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anotherslashfan
Things are mostly fine, it's been a combination of stuff happening, work being hard, battling with slight depression, and a full social calendar. I kind of want to post but then it falls by the wayside because I need/want to do other things first.

Date: 2017-01-29 08:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anotherslashfan
Thank you! *hugs*
This month's posting energy has gone towards [community profile] podfic_love recs.

Date: 2017-01-29 01:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wenchpixie
The bathroom looks really lovely (and that's how I've just finished OITNB as well! It's perfect for the bath :)).

My fitbit did the same thing, it's taken your up-til-now averages and set a goal you'll meet much more easily, which is... not really the point for me? I'm not walking as much as I'd like at the moment as the weather is terrible and it's dark all the time, but I'm definitely going to reset it as soon as it's light enough to safely get a walk in after work.

Date: 2017-01-29 03:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sperrywink
First things first- your bathroom is totally stellar! I love the colors and how everything looks elegant and fitted into the space. Enjoy it!

Enjoy the phone and I hope your pictures come out amazing.

I'll keep the movies in mind.
And good luck with the protein powder. Sounds like you do have to make an allowance, all things considered.

Date: 2017-01-29 04:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pensnest
Bathroom looks great! I really like the pebble mat.

Date: 2017-01-29 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] turlough
I'm very evil and giggling a lot at you and James trying to eat sunflower seeds with husks - those are for birds :-)

Congratulations to your new phone! (And yes, getting everything the way you want it can be so timeconsuming and frustrating!)

That's very evil of fitbit. It shouldn't do things like that without consulting you first!

I completely refuse to believe that Corey will be 21 this year. It just isn't possible! But good luck with the cat herding for his party.

Protein shakes sound kind of dreary but I suppose they're effective.

Your finished bathroom is fabulous! It's looks so stylish with the strip of mosaic down the wall like that. And the pebble math in front of the bath is the perfect accent. I see from your comment to Pen that it was a bargain find but it totally looks like it was designed to match the tiles & floor.

Date: 2017-01-29 07:37 pm (UTC)
rikes: butterfly (Default)
From: [personal profile] rikes
The finished bathroom looks amazing!

Date: 2017-01-29 08:44 pm (UTC)
omens: sun shining through leaves (Default)
From: [personal profile] omens
Bathroom looks great!

And wow, Corey is gonna be 21!?1 O_O

Date: 2017-01-29 11:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucifuge5
Whoa, that bathroom looks hella cool! *\o/*

Also, ftr, I'm so shocked that Corey's going to be 21 that I feel like asking you "are you SURE?" #LOLLOLOL

Getting enough protein is deffo a constant struggle. I can imagine it being more so due to the procedure you had. #Goodluck

IIRC, the last war movie I've seen in theaters was Saving Private Ryan (which I also saw recently on my phone via Netflix and thoroughly enjoyed so there's that.) I've never been into war movies to begin with. So, sadly for me, there's little to no chance I'll get around seeing Hacksaw Ridge in the movies or digitally. #Ohwell

I'm v., v. wary of T2 (Trainspotting.) Like many of the people who attending your showing, the movie was a fave of mine. Well, the books too (I think I read up to the one after Porno.)

In any case, it hasn't premiered over here yet (probably later next month?), so I have a bit of time making up my mind on whether or not I do want to engage with that 'verse again. :-/

Date: 2017-01-30 06:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akamine_chan
The bathroom came out gorgeous, bb! Lucky you!

I'm glad you're keeping an eye on yourself after the surgery; too often people just waltz away thinking life is perfect after the surgery. <3

Date: 2017-01-30 06:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bettina
Very nice bathroom! :)

Date: 2017-01-31 05:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] simplysynthetic
Your bathroom is so lovely. I am a sucker for all things grays.

I just started using fitbit, got a great deal on QVC (Because shopping from the TV is my hobby) and I feel so good about the steps I get because I know that I don't move a lot so when I do it's satisfying!

How are you liking the pixel? When I got my phone it was a toss up between that one and the one I actually ended up with the s7 edge.

Glad you're well!

Date: 2017-02-02 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eledhwenlin
That looks great!

Date: 2017-02-04 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frausorge
Sending all best thoughts for your mom. I hope the rehab will prove beneficial.

And the bathroom looks so stylish and streamlined! I really like the colors.
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