Saturday, 13 April 2019

Now Parenting: Week 43

Sunday: Woke up after 6am, so six hours sleep. With Alexandra for over an hour, crashed at 8:30am for another hour. Then breakfast with everyone, and eventually grading before 11am. Back with others before 12:30am, including lunch, with Alexandra for an hour from 1pm, then dealing with curtains in her room. Back to grading before 2:30pm. Then needed after 3pm as little one wakes up; with her for over two hours including call home (and ripping tissues). Back to grading for half an hour, dinner before 6pm. Making dinner, fussing after 7pm, went for a run, grading again before 8pm. Finally try to do some review work after 10:30pm, but fussing, and a half hour doesn't fix things. To bed after 12:30am.
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Monday: Woke to alarm clock, don't remember last time that happened; also left shoulder pain is worse. Got little one dressed, got myself ready, breakfast, and to school - no busses, freezing rain earlier. So not standard (classes of 2, 2 and 6). Picked up some Stargate and groceries, home by 4:30pm - and no snooze for little one. So immediately into snooze until 5:20, then some back and forth, but largely with me. Including dance party to radio for about 20 minutes after 6pm. Dinner 6:45pm and bed routine; needed settling after 8pm. Downstairs before 11pm.

Tuesday: Woke after six hours, but dozed to 6:30am. With Alexandra for over half an hour from 7am, she got into videotapes so I gave her blocks instead. To school by 8am in snow, standard school with some help at lunch. Home by 4pm, made two snowmen for Alexandra to look at; they got home and went to snooze as I shovelled. (They were at library in the morning too.) Then half hour nap for me too, and with little one for over an hour. Dinner 6:30pm, and routine. Some fussing before 8pm, amid grading, then asleep; needs a change before 10pm but Mommy gets her sleeping again. Downstairs 10:30pm.

Wednesday: I just sleep for six hours now. Grading at 5am, with little one for about 20 minutes after 7am, day prep and breakfast, to school. Standard school, some help at the end. Home after 4:15pm (my snowmen were DOA), with Alexandra for over an hour and a half after 4:30; she did not want to be put on the floor, she wanted walking/carrying. Dinner and routine around 6:15pm. Bit of fussing after 8:30pm. Then would not settle down from 9:50pm, went through two bottles, practically crying myself to sleep at 10:30pm out of exhaustion.

Thursday: Awake 4:30am because of course less than six hours sleep; kind of snared my 45 minutes back after. (Dream of a property line dividing lush and colourful from gloomy, and there's an orc.) Bit of review work, little one sleeps through to 7:30am, so only with her briefly before school. Standardish, but lockdown drill and duty at lunch. Tired after it all. Big smile from Alexandra when arriving home after 5pm helps. With her for half an hour, then some back and forth until dinner at 6:15pm. Bed routine, taking turns, after I'm in before 9pm she's quiet (well, self-soothing) until after 10:30pm when I go downstairs.

Friday: Awake after six hours, of course. Some editing work, with Alexandra for half an hour from 7am, then prep and breakfast and leave after 8:15 - to a close school for PD. Three sessions through the day (Debates, Social justice and the Data Summative) with a snack break. Home after 3:30pm, with Alexandra for an hour, then crashed hard for at least half an hour. Dinner by 5:45pm, then routine, trading off the whines. Reorganized freezer after food delivery and did dishes. Downstairs before 10pm. Crying at 10:30, Mom tried; crying at 11:15, Dad tried with change and bottle; all gave up by midnight.

Saturday: Awake before 6am, got a few things done, with Alexandra for 3.5 hours after 7am, including standard snooze. Little one even let me do grading for a couple half hours as she wandered the living room. Then breakfast, and off to consignment sale and Parent/Child expo. Home 2:30pm and I basically pass out. An hour of sleep and off for a run, back with little one from 4:45pm. Dinner at 5:15pm as things get fussy, so longer bath. Watch candidate videos in evening. Downstairs 10:30pm. Aaaand then upstairs before 11pm, almost 45 minutes, for a change a bottle and a soothe.

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Item counts run Sunday (Apr 7) to Saturday (Apr 13).

Step Count 2017: About 53,500 (22 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 61,650 (15 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 63,500. 11 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Lots of writing/art: math serial and bible, T&T edits.
FROM 2018:
-Caught up in grading prior to reports, out with A-L.

SchoolMail 2017: 54 (2 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 145 (21 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 106 New (17 sent)
Now at DAY 142 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 4 PD Days.)
 Now five "snow days" (+1 true).

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U tests
 -Went over 3U quizzes (both classes)
 -Revised exponential quiz & test
 -Grading of 4U spreadsheets
 -Started a review for discrete
 -Started grading 3U tests
 -Started grading other 3U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 13.
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 14.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Parent/Child Expo on Sat
 -Research & Videos for 17 candidate By-Election
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex the Fall" (Parts 7-end)
 -Lotus Prince's "Policenauts" (Parts 1-4)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Election, Trip home (Easter)

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials/comics (from ~May 2018)
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Now Parenting: Week 42

Sunday: Woke before 7am, but after seven hours sleep? With Alexandra for an hour from 7:30, then breakfast, and grading during her snooze. Out by 10:30am for weighing (over 7kg) and brunch with relatives. Home after 12:30pm, into another snooze; handle driveway then grading. Jose arrives before 1:30pm, I go for a 45 min snooze once everyone's awake. More grading. Lower the bottom in the playpen. An hour with Alexandra including a standard snooze. Phone parents 5pm, then drive Jose home, dinner/bedtime routine upon return. Fussing twice between 8 and 9pm. Then after 10:30, so change and attempt to get her back down, we're trading off, it's over an hour and I have a breakdown. Downstairs about midnight, and still little cries.
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Monday: Asleep by 1am, awake from 6am. Little one did seem to want to come to me when I approached but then went back to make breakfast. Left before 8am, quick lookup of Apr 1st probability Q, then standard school. With duty at lunch, grading after school, home before 5pm but Grocer Guy already here. After that, 15 minutes with Alexandra and I'm almost ready to collapse in tears. 15 minutes to recover, then dinner/bed routine. Ordered dinner. Some fussing from 7:30pm, each took a turn, back to me after 8pm. An our later, 9:30pm, I'm toast. Slept for over an hour, awake, then asleep again before midnight.

Tuesday: Awake from 6am; dreamt I was in some repair competition, then playing soccer with exchange student, then writing about it in a diary as rain fell. With Alexandra for half an hour from 7am, then standard school. Lost temper a bit last teaching period, then some RDA. Followed by staff meeting with guest speaker, so not done until after 4:15pm. Home after 5:30pm but others not back until 5:45pm; Alexandra had small star pasta mixed in with lunch. Played off and on for an hour, got video of her moving. Dinner about 7pm (late nap), then bath - and slid forwards in bath, drinking water, which ended that. Some fussing after 8pm, and before 9pm, then after I made dinner, grading. Ate dinner 10:30pm, some fussing 11:30pm, went downstairs.

Wednesday: Woke after less than 6 hours sleep, finished some grading. With Alexandra from 7am for a bit, then prep and breakfast. Standard school, with duty at lunch again, then a fire alarm during prep in the afternoon (small electrical fire). Home before 5pm but then out again to Doctor's. Alexandra's doing well! Then dinner at Jose's, departure after 8pm for bath and bedtime. I'm spent, downstairs after 9:30pm.

Thursday: Wake up 5am, but that's 7 hours sleep. Immediately into grading. With Alexandra for half an hour from 7am, breakfast, head to standard school. But with student protest at end of day, so partial eye on that. Then OSSTF gathering, and home before 6pm. Dishes and tidying, then others home before 7pm for dinner out. Home again before 8pm, bath and bed. I'm toast after comic chat, downstairs 10:30pm.

Friday: Awake 5:30am, did some writing. Little one upset when I tried to walk through bedroom, so morning routine for 15-20 min and shower after. Standard school, anime club at lunch. Met with student and made parent phone calls after school. Home by 5pm, little one is mobile to the point of having taken a tumble. Over an hour with her (puzzle is out now). Dinner, bath and bed - but she wouldn't settle down? That's new. Switched to me, and kind of cried self to sleep. Exhaustion before 10pm, so downstairs. (Incidentally, random feedback on the old "Polynomials" site!)

Saturday: Awake 2:15am to loud cries - peed through sleep sack (second night running). So did some of the things I'd wanted to the prior night, never really got back to sleep, kinda dozed after 4:30? With Alexandra for almost 2 hours from 7am. Looked at the new snow outside (so much for the tiny patch of lawn), chased the little bell around the room, took apart the old easter basket and she turned off the bathroom light. Got ready to go to brunch, then looped home and managed to extend car snooze to 12:40pm. Out again to Alexandra's first invite to a birthday (1st, unicorns), home by 4pm. Bit of downtime and grading (briefly with little one during laundry), then there from 6pm leading into dinner and bed routine. Left after 7pm for last gaming session in far Orleans (Trek), home after 11pm. Toast.

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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 31) to Saturday (Apr 6).

Step Count 2017: About 56,100 (20 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 60,300 (14 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 63,100. 10 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Dull week; tidied up, started some Camp Nano.
FROM 2018:
-Pregnancy/Assembly related things, going day by day.

SchoolMail 2017: 54 (2 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 88 (16 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 107 New (18 sent)
Now at DAY 137 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One full absence, weather, Jan. Plus "field trip" period, Feb.
 Now four "snow days" (+1 true).

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Graded last half of 3U tests
 -Graded last half of other 3U tests
 -Staff Meeting (with guest speaker)
 -Went over 4U quizzes + test tweaks
 -Euclid contest details/invoice
 -Went over 3U quizzes (both classes)
 -Made a number of parent calls
 -Started grading 4U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat
 -Toyed with "Time" diary entry
 -CharGen for Trek RP character (Iain Hydout)
 -Formatted 6 more Virga entries (to June)

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Doctor's Appointment Wed
 -Dinner with relatives Wed
 -Post-Work gathering Thurs
 -Dinner out with everyone Thurs
 -Brunch with friends Sat
 -Alexandra @ Khloe's unicorn birthday
 -New Trek RolePlay
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex the Fall" (Parts 1-6)
 -Apr 1st videos (Linkara, Lotus)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Math meeting.

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials/comics (from ~May 2018)
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 6 (Break Shoot)

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Now Parenting: Week 41

Sunday: Woke up before 7am, so only six or so hours sleep. Phone call was delayed from 7:30am to 11am (lunch and snooze), so did some general cleanup. Lunch about noon, then into Steins;Gate until after 5pm. Phoned parents, went for a run, picked up a pizza and started into grading. Got through a chunk, stayed up past 11pm.
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Monday: Woke before 6am, seriously? Tried to stay in bed longer, eventually up. Called after 7am; tablet hit little one in the head. Standard school, with some extra help at the end. Then did some Steins;Gate (and email) work, left 6:30pm. Fatigued after cooking in the evening, in bed before 10pm.

Tuesday: Up before 7am (one interruption in the night), phone call to France. Then while eating baguette toast, my mouth wire went funny, and it popped out while driving into work. Only time the dentist had was 12:15pm, had to set up an on-call for test. Back at school after 1:30pm (renewed licence at the same time). Less eventful evening, no detailed email since they're in Sceaux, got tidying done and grading started... to bed about midnight though.

Wednesday: Up before 7am, received call from airport. School day ran together due to literacy test, and I forgot to wear a tie in. But it was all fine, home after 4pm. Managed some grading. Out before 8pm for gas and to pick everyone up at train station. So happy to be reunited with little one! She has little hands. Home and bed routine, in crib just after 10pm. Downstairs by about 10:45pm.

Thursday: Brief wakeup after 5:15am as I hear things upstairs, then fully awake 6:30am. Hug to Alexandra, then breakfast, then to standard school. Extra help after school, home before 4:45pm and immediately with Alexandra for 1.5 hours as Jose heads out. (She'd already dropped the small tupperware lid into the bottom of the playpen.) Dinner after 6:15pm, then big bath. Story about 7pm (she can turn pages herself now if you lift them a bit), then BREAK. Did comic chat but too tired after 10pm for anything. (Little one in crib until 1am!)

Friday: Woke up 6am, immediately into grading for over an hour. Breakfast with others, then standard school plus anime at lunch. Home by 5pm, others still out (at Jose's, had to move the straps higher on the carseat too). With Alexandra for over an hour from 5:20ish (she seems keen on textures?). Then dinner and bath until 7pm. As it's sunny (not overcast), noticing that there's still enough light over curtains from outside now to see. Fussing tonight though, after 8pm (which took half an hour) then after 9:15pm. Quiet following, went downstairs after 10pm.

Saturday: I just wake up after 6 hours now. Got back to sleep. Upstairs 7am, some time with Alexandra, then dishes, breakfast, nail cutting during nap (and grading). Out for visit 10:30am, back for more grading. Out for "Captain Marvel" movie with Anne-Lise after noon. Back before 4pm to Jose's for tea, left after 5pm. Dinner before 6pm, an hour to head to bed (bath fun). Grading, with a couple hiccups, and a change at 9:30pm. Tired before 11pm, downstairs after.

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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 24) to Saturday (Mar 30).

Step Count 2017: About 59,600 (23 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 61,700 (18 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 62,000. 9 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Stayed busy, signing up for Camp NaNo, doing math character profiles, etc.
FROM 2018:
-Finished April Fool guest post and "Being a Dad" book, felt unmotivated.

SchoolMail 2017: 79 (3 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 80 (9 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 89 New (18 sent)
Holding at DAY 132 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One full absence, weather, Jan. Plus "field trip" period, Feb.
 Now four "snow days" (+1 true).

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Went over 3U quizzes (both classes)
 -Grading of 4U tests
 -Went over 4U quizzes + task tweaks
 -Graded half of 3U tests
 -Graded half of other 3U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 9.
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 10.
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 11.
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 12.
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Emergency dentist on Tuesday
 -Finished tidying of office clutter after shelf removal
 -"Captain Marvel" movie, VIP
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex: The Missing Link" (10 Parts)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Staff mtg, Doctor Apt, OSSTF post-work

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials/comics (from ~May 2018)
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 5 (ACS Standby)

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Now Parenting: Week 40

Sunday: Massive teething distress after midnight prompts online research and items placed into fridge, as Mom holds Alexandra. I try to get some sleep after 1:30am, success for less than four hours as they're awake again. Manage a bit more sleep, awake before 8:30am, some breakfast, time with Alexandra (chipper again) from 9am. Together with Jose around 10am, and little one is getting better at pulling herself to her feet. Ended with a snooze until 11am. Some rocking horse time, then getting ready for the day - including walking outside between rain showers.
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Afternoon: Lunch about 1pm but Alexandra was tired after 1:30pm so excused us; back up before 2:15pm. Out for a trip in Saintes after 3pm, cafe at 5pm (had a crepe, because France), home before 6pm. Bit of grading as little one snoozed, then 9 month photo, some fireworks by JPP, and travel form dealt with. Dinner by 8pm (fois gras), and Alexandra got some bread to toy with (after she got tired of fish mix - maybe doesn't like potatoes?). Bath 9pm, then story and I was tearing up after. Managed sack okay, little one in crib about 9:45pm and then we're both tearing up. I do some writing, asleep before midnight.

Monday: Awake before 4:30am. Depart 5:30am after kisses for wife and Alexandra. Car, train, airport - all while grading. Phone them after noon, then before 1pm prior to boarding. Three flight movie: "Ant-Man and Wasp", "Solo: Star Wars Story", "Teen Titans Go To Movies", finishing with X-Files (plus had my only meal)... one year old right in front, largely well behaved. Finished grading in Montreal and en route to Ottawa. Done at 7pm, can write. At 8:50pm, just miss the 7 bus leaving during St Laurent arrival, so run in to grab food; home after 9:30pm. I head to bed after a couple hours of mark entry and miscellaneous.

Tuesday: Awake around 5:15am and can't resume sleep. Phoned just after 7am, then to school 7:30am to figure things out. Standard school, left before 4pm (stopping for groceries) feeling pretty wiped out. A bit of organization at home, asleep not long after 9pm.

Wednesday: Awake before 4am (after dreams of avoiding nuclear detonation?). Graded quizzes, phoned just after 7am. Little one keeps reaching for phone (in one case my hand) and shutting off video, aw. Standard school with math help at lunch and yoga at end of day. Then gathering for colleague's birthday, so not home until after 6:30pm. More de-icing, then tried to do some writing. Spent after 8pm, slept.

Thursday: Awake after 2:30am, managed to get in another hour of sleep (I was helping supervise some trip). Did some writing after 4am, found a skin tag after showering. Phone call after 7am. Standard school with duty at lunch and parent-teacher interviews at end of day, so until 7pm. Home before 8pm, dinner during comic chat, fell into bed after.

Friday: Awake after 4am again, sigh. Did some Steins;Gate work, phoned France, left for doctor at 8:30pm. Blood pressure 119/75, pulse 71, 205 lbs, things seem fine, got some blood work done. New Chvrches on radio driving to school, there for end of period before lunch, anime club, and afternoon. Then rally down in Barrhaven, so an hour there, over 90 minutes in the cold, and roughly an hour home (still worth it). Managed to shuffle some boxes around after dinner. In bed by 10:30pm.

Saturday: Awake before 3am but then slept until before 7am, so yaaaay. Got some Steins;Gate done and some boxes moved, then phoned at 9am and to brunch at 10am. Shopping after, back home before 1pm. Much reorganization of living area, downstairs, and my study; name now on door and bookshelves bolted to wall. Also CFLs disposed of en route to gaming at 6pm. Finished "Tales" at 9pm, drove friend home to Quebec, in after 10pm, finished a few things - not exhausted!

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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 17) to Saturday (Mar 23).

Step Count 2017: About 55,000 (18 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 62,060 (15 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 73,500. 8 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Busy times with conference cancellation and April Fools “Behind Scenes”.
FROM 2018:
-Much grading and interviews, plus gestational clinic.

SchoolMail 2017: 99 (26 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 106 (22 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 87 New (19 sent)
Holding at DAY 127 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One full absence, weather, Jan. Plus "field trip" period, Feb.
 Now four "snow days" (+1 true).

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading set of 3U tasks
 -Graded other set of 3U tasks
 -Went over 4U quizzes before (revised) test
 -Prepared work for Friday morning
 -Parent-Teacher Interviews Thurs

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Revised Virga to 6 acts (from 4, more balanced, hah).
 -Finished edits on new third act of Virga (two parts)
 -Finished edits on fourth act of Virga (4 parts).
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat
 -"Steins;Gate" Screencap notes for eps 6-7.
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 8.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Trip in Saintes with little one/family
 -Trip home Mon (car, train, plane, buses)
 -Dinner out with colleagues Wed
 -Chipping away at ice on driveway
 -Doctor's appointment Fri
 -Protest of Ford Government Cuts Fri
 -Moving about of boxes in basement
 -Shad Brunch Sat
 -Moving items downstairs, placing name on door
 -Bolting upstairs bookshelves to the wall
 -"Tales from the Loop" Roleplay Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" (Parts 23-end)
 -Caught up with "Atop the 4th Wall" (from Jan)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Finish with house adjustments

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials/comics (from ~May 2018)
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Now Parenting: Week 39

Sunday: Alexandra slept about 3 hours on the plane, I did some writing edits. Landed in France early (before 7am), but 30-45 minutes through customs (strike action related to upcoming Brexit workload). Could have been worse if someone hadn't noticed little one asleep in K'tan, jumped queue. Found stroller too, then in car by 8:30am. Quick stop 10:30am (also new gifts for Alexandra), again later, arrival in Saintes 2pm. Lunch in new high chair, then a walk before 4pm. Everything after 5pm is a bit of a sleepy muddle, wife suggested snooze with Alexandra, I think we were out for an hour. Dinner around 7pm, then bath in big tub (I bonked my head), then attempted sleep - maybe around 9pm? Alexandra woke twice when I soothed, then with Anne-Lise, eventually gave her a change and into our bed before midnight.

Monday: Feeding at 4am that I barely remembered (I'd dreamt of Mythbusters?) then I was awake about 8am. Breakfast, returned upstairs 9am to grab clothes. Others awake by 9:30am, I go shopping with JPP for diapers, then time with Alexandra. Some alone time after 11am, then snooze with her until 1pm, lunch. First baby food that contains fish! First cat encounter, some peekaboo at end of lunch with placemat. Bit of play, others left for a walk by 2:30pm and little one had another snooze. Last snooze after 6pm until 7pm, dinner shortly thereafter (raclette). Bit fussy at table, added bottle. Bath by 9pm and routine. Apparently, here cereal dissolves in milk, but it doesn't make for good night drinking, still awake after 11pm.

Tuesday: Awake before 6am, decided to do more grading. Alexandra awake before 7am, change and got bottle, she slept again, I stayed up. Breakfast before 9am when everyone's awake, then back to more grading. Which continues, along with a nap, until lunch. From 2pm, with little one, including outing into the gardens of the city (rode with her in the back!). Home before 5pm, then visit from friend of household (more gifts for Alexandra). Snooze before 6pm which lasts 75 minutes; then dinner after 8pm (post-champagne). Bath after 9pm, towards crib by 10pm. But then false starts, gums are a problem (had Tylenol earlier), attempt at white noise, after 10:30pm... no. After 11pm? Music.

Wednesday: Both me and Alexandra into bed after midnight (I was grading). Good to 6am, change and feed. After 9am I'm up with little one for two hours, including breakfast. (One hen died, other escaped before we woke; also, Alexandra slightly pet the cat.) Back to organization and grading after noon. Lunch after 1pm (sole food), grading from 2:30pm, out after 3pm but rain brought everyone back, so more grading as they shopped. With the rest before 6pm, dinner an hour later (fig leaves from garden), bath by 8:30pm. Hiccups into crib. All in bed after 10pm.

Thursday: Awake before 4am. Before 5am, a change of little one... and sack and sheets. I decide to return to grading, in bed after 7am. With Alexandra for an hour from 8:15am, then hour to nap myself and morning prep. More play time so Anne-Lise can prep for day, out to "The Shanghai" for buffet lunch after noon (can make your own nimes); return after 1:30pm. Snoozing with little one, then grading, guests in after 4pm. Back to grading after 6pm, then dinner after 8pm (dandelion salad, served hot; dents-de-lion). Some play before 9pm as little one is full of beans, then bath, vectoring to bed after 10pm. Hiccup after 11pm, I'm still grading, to bed after 1am - Alexandra beat me there.

Friday: Awake about 7am, bottle... Alexandra had no desire to sleep so downstairs before 8:30am. Much cleaning has her fascinated; Anne-Lise awake after an hour. Out for a run, back 11am to take over for nap; others to pool at noon, returning about 1:15pm. (New game, inside a box; also she wanted to turn the blinds.) Then lunch (sauerkraut) and using new bottle attempt (failing) at 2:30pm. I get some time to myself, we depart 4:30pm to visit relatives. Home for snooze after 6pm, awake by 7pm for fire and aperitif. Dinner after 8pm (omelettes) and Alexandra's not fond of soft boiled eggs. We play more peek-a-boo before bath, around 9:15pm, including shelf. Vector to bed 10pm. I'm in bed 10:30pm; brief awakening, then longer one at 11:30pm. After midnight, decide to have her in bed with us.

Saturday: Action at 5am (after some dream about Dr Who). Others to sleep within half an hour? I followed eventually (dreamt about following Alexandra onto a bus?). Woke up 8:30am, followed quickly by Alexandra. We're up for an hour including breakfast, then before 10am I go to market with JPP. Others go to swim class for 11am, I deal with some paperwork. With little one for a bottle and snooze from 12:30pm, lunch an hour later (couscous with marguez sausage). She said DaDa as I was walking into the kitchen and even though she says it a lot, I'm counting it as relevant. ^.^ Some cat photos, leaving just after 3pm for Royan. Slept en route, walked the boardwalk, ice creams, left before 6pm. Tears on the way home as needed diaper change but managed to fall asleep; clipped nails, awoke after 7pm. Dinner after 8pm but before 9pm Alexandra was tired and having none of anything, vectored to story without bath. Took me three attempts (after Anne-Lise) and verging on an hour. Then usual wakeup after 30 min... managed to outlast her, after 20 minutes, without pulling my hair out.

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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 10) to Saturday (Mar 16).

Step Count 2017: About 52,900 (12 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 52,150 (15 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 60,550. 13 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Guest post appeared, never wrote 'Bias' column, and prepping for Apr 1
FROM 2018:
-Spent time writing/editing and with my wife. Also grading.

SchoolMail 2017: 26 (4 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 3 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 17 New (1 sent)
Holding at DAY 122 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One full absence, weather, Jan. Plus "field trip" period, Feb.
 Now four "snow days" (+1 true).

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Graded two sets of 3U trig quizzes
 -Graded set of 3U tests
 -Graded other set of 3U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Edited second act of Virga (8 parts).

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Completed trip to France with little one (bus, plane, car).
 -Walk in city gardens (Tues)
 -Visits by relatives and friends (Tues/Thurs)
 -Out for a visit with relatives (Fri)
 -Trip out to the sea (Sat)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Returning to Canada; Parent-Teacher interviews; babyproofing.

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials/comics (from ~May 2018)
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Now Parenting: Week 38

Sunday: Everyone slept over six hours (I woke 6:30am). Alexandra rolled on her front after coming into bed(!). With her for an hour before 8am. Breakfast, then swim class - she's now a starfish! Then weighed, and home for nail cutting as she sleeps. Grading, then over an hour with Alexandra including snooze, more grading, another snooze, calling parents, grading... dinner about 6:30pm. In bed an hour later, some fussing almost an hour after that. But then totally quiet during more grading; went downstairs after 11pm.
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Monday: Awake in the night, then at 6:30am. With Alexandra for not quite half an hour from 7am, breakfast, and back to standard school - with extra help at lunch and the end. Home by 4:30pm, some back and forth once Alexandra was awake (and fussy for some reason - tried the sauna). Out to dinner at Works by 5:30pm, home after 6:30pm for dinner and bath. Some early fussing, then fine until after 10pm. Issues; downstairs after 11pm.

Tuesday: Awake after 6:30am, no real time with Alexandra, getting set for school and still dealing with flu. Standard school, with staff meeting after. Home around 5:15pm, Alexandra just waking up from no snooze in the afternoon. Had a little over a half hour before dinner around 6:15pm. Lots of laughs in bath as I made noises. Some fussing after 8pm. I'm downstairs after 10pm.

Wednesday: Awake 6am; with Alexandra for an hour from 6:30, including opening St. Patrick's Day package from Mom. To school, lunch duty (had swapped), extra help after school, so really no time for things. Stopped by store on the way home (fruit for group), arrived 5pm, quick turnaround (lack of nap), at Group from 5:30-7pm but it went very well. (She spit up in the baby toys, but was the only young one there.) Home 7:30pm, french story and bed; some fussing before 9pm. Downstairs 10:30pm.

Thursday: Awake 5:30am for some grading. With Alexandra for a little over half an hour after 6:30am. To school, lunch duty, extra help after, so like day before. Home about 5:30pm, with Alexandra for a half hour again, dinner after 6pm. Some difficulty settling her in crib before 7:30pm, then some fussing about 9pm, otherwise fine. I run out of steam about 10:30pm.

Friday: Upstairs at 3am for cries, but she just really wanted bottle. Awake again after 5:30am, but sort of slept again; with Alexandra for half an hour after verging on 7am. To school, anime club at lunch, then much prep work to deal with my departure. Home before 6pm, some time with munchkin before dinner at 6:15pm. To bed with a bit of fussing before/after 8pm, then dishes and packing. Downstairs around 11:30pm.

Saturday: Awake 6am and with Alexandra for ~100 minutes. Breakfast and more prep/packing, eventually lunch. Left 1:15pm, busses to train station, left there on bus about 2:30pm, and Alexandra snoozed for almost an hour in my arms. Airport, checked in, met coworker who was also flying overseas; remarked on nose, not eyes. Got stroller check in at the gate before an earlier boarding (post-change). On departing aircraft by 6pm, got special life jacket and penguin package. Also seat belt that loops with ours. Crying over dinner, I think partly strangeness and partly continuous light. Bassinet was a hit though, and asleep after a little walk past 8pm - or on France time, 2am.

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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 3) to Saturday (Mar 9).

Step Count 2017: About 52,000
Step Count 2018: Over 66,700 (16 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 74,000. 9 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Holding pattern, the more caught up I was, the less productive I was.
FROM 2018:
-Caught up with school (minus tests); had Nanoha and hockey game.

SchoolMail 2017: 56 (2 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 88 (14 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 96 New (28 sent)
Now at DAY 122 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One full absence, weather, Jan. Plus "field trip" period, Feb.
 Now four "snow days" (+1 true).

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished 4U tests and progress reports
 -Recorded 3U quizzes
 -Two sets of 3U progress reports
 -Staff Meeting Tues
 -Adjusted 4U quiz and gave feedback
 -Started work on 3U tasks
 -Prepared work to leave for paid day

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -"Steins;Gate" Screencap/OP notes for 4&5.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Swim class Sunday
 -Dad playgroup Wed (7 of us there).
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" (Part 13-22)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Lots of 3U grading. In France.

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials/comics (from ~May 2018)
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 6 (Break Shoot)

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Now Parenting: Week 37

Sunday: Upstairs before 1am, sauna, but back downstairs before 2am. Then I heard phantom cries at 5am, upstairs after, but nothing. Try to get more sleep, dream driving with my side of family, seem lost but I think I know where we are so get out of car with Dad - and are teleported home while crossing grass median. Weird. Awake 7am, shower, 20 minutes with Alexandra, breakfast, off to swim class - I stay due to freezing rain to get them home. To school, arrive before 10:30am (rehearsal). Leave before 2pm, once home scrape driveway, clean kitchen, email Nexus. Then from 4pm on, snooze with Alexandra, dinner and some play. We head off before 5:30pm to hockey game. (Interesting brother vs brother matchup.) Return before 11pm, little one's now asleep after much crying, not much eating.
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Monday: She awakens at 12:15am just before I go downstairs. With her until almost 1am, she eats lots - and is in crib until after 6am. Spent a half hour with Alexandra once I was up (over five minutes on tummy), then breakfast. At school, the parking lot was a lake. Gave evaluations in all classes, meaning extra time at lunch and after school, plus had duty at lunch. On call (for me) confirmed for Tues, got that ready too. Left after 3:30pm, home before 4pm to a sleeping house. With little one for an hour, then back to school by 5:45pm. Blacking out windows of caf, dress run. Back home before 9:30pm, and soothe the little one twice. Also, Bell has apparently sent me a flip phone since they won't support my old one in a couple months. Watch some videos, downstairs 11pm.

Tuesday: Manage six hours sleep. With Alexandra for a half hour, then breakfast and off. Math contest setup, teaching, then matinee assistance. After school a bit of programme diplomacy, home for 4:45pm (as little one is waking up). With her for 45 minutes, then some back and forth (including 15 minutes of me zonked on couch). Dinner after 6:15pm, got a story in, etc. A couple incidents (Mom handled one), eventually I'm downstairs at 10pm.

Wednesday: Woke up at 3am with feverish chills, got more blankets. Up again before 6am, which is when Alexandra woke. After Tylenol, with her for an hour before heading out. Regular school day itself, then after school dealing with making programs using InDesign and Cappies sheets that need signatures - no supper. Then show. Home by 10:15pm, everyone's asleep. Downstairs 11pm.

Thursday: Up 6am, so was out for over six hours; still not feeling 100%. With Alexandra for an hour. She then took a header before breakfast. To school, regular day but with some extra help after school (and dry cleaning during prep) so most of programme stuff already dealt with by the time I got to it. Dealt with Cappies signs, etc, then usual other stuff before/during show. Home for 11:45pm; little one had been restless early on but not so much lately. Downstairs within half an hour.

Friday: Up 6:30am, Alexandra had been awake for a while; with her for over half an hour, then morning routine. School back to usual routine (plus anime club) as well. Some work and grading after classes, quick dinner out, from 6pm on helping with bits and pieces (like more programs and video crew from "High School Happenings"). Back home 10:30pm, immediately in to handle little one; an hour later she's asleep. And at midnight she's awake again. And again twenty minutes later (five minutes after I leave). And a fourth time at 12:45am.

Saturday: Woke 7am. With Alexandra for 4 hours from 7:30am (she'd been up for a bit) including one standard snooze. Breakfast, back and forth, left before 1pm for school. She slept in the car, then was amazingly receptive for the whole 2+ hour long Suessical show. (I did run off more programmes.) Little one took her socks off during performance, but behaved really well, and everyone thought she was cute. She liked the ceilings in the foyer. And I was called up on stage at the end as thanks! Left before 5pm, food once she was home, then some play. Dinner before 6pm. In crib before 7pm... then after 7pm... then some trouble about 8:30pm. Fine after, even through coughs, I head downstairs before 10:30pm.

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Item counts run Sunday (Feb 24) to Saturday (Mar 2).

Step Count 2017: About 53,100
Step Count 2018: Over 98,800 (16 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 94,100. 9 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Got papers in for return to school, went to SirWil’s theatre show.
FROM 2018:
-Crazy Tues (math contests, matinee, family), overall 38 hrs of Phantom.

SchoolMail 2017: 69 (8 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 111 (15 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 102 New (25 sent)
Now at DAY 117 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One full absence, weather, Jan. Plus "field trip" period, Feb.
 Now four "snow days" (+1 true).



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Seussical rehearsal Sun (3.5 hr)
 -Seussical rehearsal Mon (3 hr)
 -Seussical performance Tue (3 hr)
 -Started grading 4U tests
 -Seussical performance Wed (6.5 hr)
 -Seussical performance Thu (6 hr)
 -Seussical performance Fri (4.5 hr)
 -Suessical performance Sat (3 hr)

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -"Steins;Gate" Screencap notes for eps 1-3.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Swim class Sunday
 -Flames hockey game Sunday
 -Lotus Prince's "Doki Doki Literature Club" (Live, Part 11)
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" (Part 12)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Progress reports, staff mtg. Dad playgroup. Leaving for France(!).

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials/comics (from ~May 2018)
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 8 (Starlight Breaker Extension)