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Journal: Moving again

Don’t you just hate moving? I do too, but I do it approximately every 3 months. Because it comes with my job as a travel nurse.

1. I have too many clothes. I have 1 large storage container of scrubs. Another of just undergarments. Another of casual clothing.

2. I have 2 laptops. Yes, I got rid of the desktop, but I now have 2 laptops, a PC and a Mac. The Mac is my primary, but there are some things I just need a PC for.

3. I have a TV and a box of DVDs. Granted the box is one of my smaller boxes, but still. I need my downtime entertainment that isn’t gaming.

4. I have a large storage container for my bedding. I don’t really see how to get around this one other than the purchase of bed linens each time I move.

5. I have a storage container of kitchen equipment. Glasses, bowls, utensils, a small frying pan. Otherwise I‘d have to purchase anything I need to use each time I move (yeah, restock your kitchen every 3 months). And I have a very interesting dietary limitations currently.

6. I have a microwave. Yes, some apartments they put me in do not come supplied with a microwave. I picked the one I have out based on it was the lightest weight one when I was purchasing one.

7. I have a vacuum cleaner. Yes, I have to clean my apartment. I have a model that was marketed as a “dorm room” model. So essentially it’s nearly impossible to kill and yet lightweight.

8. I have 2 containers of office supplies. I have this weird attraction to office supplies. I like to have them.

9. I have 2 cat carriers. I refuse to travel without my boys. Otherwise I‘d be in England or Australia by now. Along with that I have a litter box! (can’t go without one), an automated food dispenser (so I don’t get woken up), a water fountain and a box of toys. My cats live in luxury.

10. I have a printer, because my company occasionally wants me to print stuff. Plus the books I work on for gaming sometimes needs to be printed out and actually viewed.

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I messed up FODMAP

Fiber One 90 Calorie Lemon Bar Cinnamon Coffee...
Fiber One 90 Calorie Lemon Bar Cinnamon Coffee Cake (Photo credit: theimpulsivebuy)

So after over 2 weeks I decided to try to attempt to add a bit of things back. I’ve seen some people who can have limited amounts of FODMAP items as long as it is small portions. So after all this time of no problems I decided to try to add something back. My first meal of the day was low FODMAP. No problems there. The problem came from when I was at work. I had a relatively low FODMAP meal (a few wheat crackers, but that was it) and then I ate a lemon bar. Which was quite tasty going down. However within the hour I was regretting this. First was gas and then by the time I got home, the abdominal cramps and I had to spend a while in the bathroom. The worst part of this problem? I didn’t even think about it was made with gluten and fructose. It was small so I thought I could get away with the taste. However it got its revenge on me and I should remember it.

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Posted in World of Warcraft

Alt Appreciation #MonkWeek

The new kid on the Alt block., she’s still leveling, but she’s in her 80’s. Shu is Mandarin for Book (at least according to the online translator). So she’s sort of Book Book. I really like the class design philosophy. It’s like Rogue 2.0.


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Daily Journal: I need to gem and enchant

Well Book got her gloves out of normal last night when we got Gen. Nazgrim. Now I’ve got to gem and enchant those. That gets rid of the last of her LFR tier pieces. The helm is still Flex. But hey, guild got 3 new bosses last night on normal on one night. Malkorok on normal is a doozy. Considering we’ve had difficulty getting 25 people together doing it twice in the same week is awesome. So is getting 6 new bosses down in that same week.

I think I have Holybook’s healing set gemmed & enchanted, but I’ll have to check. I know Shepardbook isn’t gemmed, but I enchanted her on Sunday in the middle of the Flex raid I was conned into.

Got a bit of the Pet Battle book written and typed up.

Yesterday I felt accomplished just mailing out the maple syrup I’ve been sitting on for a month and the old iPad (it should arrive Thursday).

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Daily Journal: The slacker returns

Barren Trees
Barren Trees (Photo credit: Bernzilla)


Been slacking on my daily journaling again although I’ve started playing more with photography and instagram. Working slightly on another WoW Fashionista post… Reviewing the history of Tier designs. Played with RL friends today… Basically did the Barrens quests on the alts.


Hunterbook has 18 days left on her Leatherworking patterns cool down.


Shammybook has 43 more glyphs to learn.


Posted in Beauty

Birchbox Unboxing: June box Wanderlust

Got this yesterday. The June Birchbox themed Wanderlust. They tried to suggest travel beauty accessories. Tried the dry shampoo. Nicer of any dry shampoos I’ve tried. Loved the Something Blue smell. I wish it came in a roller ball or a purse size so I could purchase it. The nail polish looks pink in this light, but it’s kind orange.