Saturday, 16 February 2019

Now Parenting: Week 35

Sunday: I'm briefly awake after 4am (for no reason), then nose clearing before 6am brings me upstairs after over six hours sleep. With Alexandra for an hour, then breakfast with peanut butter. We manage a snooze after 8am, then (slightly late) swim at 9am where I'm with little one in the water. We used noodles! Weigh-in, then I head to the school by 11am for rehearsal (first full run with band). Home just after 4:30pm; Alexandra had held her own bottle earlier! Phoned parents, dinner before 5:30pm, full bath, attempt to crib a few times, success before 7pm. But then issues a half hour later, and again before 8pm, and again, and she just wants to be held...? Sweet, but finishing dinner is nice too. Downstairs not long after 9pm, did some anime review work.
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Monday: Awake about 5:30am, little one up before 7am, with her for half an hour, breakfast, standard school. Home by 4pm, shortly after they got home (outing included getting impressions of hands and feet). A bit of play (valentine's day box from grandma arrived early) then standard snooze. After 90 minutes, went to deal with shower clog. After 6pm things get interesting; people from Anne-Lise's work and arthritis society calling, creating issues with dinner (after 6:30pm) and bath. Only get to story and bed at 7:15pm, asleep with an assist for 8pm. Then two other incidents; I go downstairs before 9:30pm. Then briefly upstairs before 10pm for cries.

Tuesday: Awake before 5am, so usual six hours. Some review work, with Alexandra after 6:45am for over a half hour. Standard school, then at the end of the day they closed the schools. Through to Thursday. Mind boggling. Back home after 4pm, arriving same time as the others from new playgroup - which includes hand-me-down clothes and valentines including a special umbrella. (Unfortunately Mom slipped on the ice, fell on her butt and knocked heads with little one.) To standard snooze, then some play. Dinner after 6pm, little one's still restless (except between 8 and 9pm). After half an hour of soothing, need to shovel snow, downstairs before 10:30pm.

Wednesday: Briefly awake 4am, but then not until cries at 6:15am, so seven hours sleep. Unfortunately upstairs, been awake every couple hours, so with Alexandra for five and a half hours to give a break. Did breakfast myself at 9am, two snoozes (standard 8am, then an hour before 11am) and played with tupperware lids. Snowed almost constantly during that time, so over an hour shovelling after, plus more time to get to the store. Finally a bit of a break until 3pm, then marinading fish and a half hour with Alexandra. (Poor girl whacked herself in the head while knocking her two bells together.) Exchanging of Valentine's cards, math conference call, bedtime routine. Mom steps in with her as fish is being cooked, then wine with dinner, and "Murder She Wrote" review video. Dad's turn before 10pm. Downstairs by 11pm.

Thursday: A little over five hours sleep; it always seems to balance out to six, huh? With Alexandra for about 20 minutes after 7am - over five minutes on her tummy! (She went into it herself and was encouraged.) Standard school with some math help at lunch, and Seussical rehearsal after. Bought gas (before prices go up 7c?), home for 5:45pm. (Two toys rented from group, one has lots of mirrors.) Some time with wee munchkin before dinner, which is after 6:15. Fussing from 7:40 to 8:40 is consistent, then nothing until after 10pm when I basically collapse.

Friday: Awake before 5am, so six hours. She's briefly awake at 6am but asleep once I'm upstairs; with her for over half an hour after 6:45am. Including more tummy when she tried to pull herself over my leg. Standard school plus anime club (in adjacent room), and Seussical after school, for not quite an hour. Some damage to self on the way home while shopping, plus flooding on the freeway, so not home until 5pm. Got a half hour with the little one (including new mirror toy borrowed from group), dinner at 6pm. Needed a half hour before 8pm, when that failed 10 minutes later, Mom tried. Silence; downstairs after 10:30pm. (Alexandra only awakens 1am, also had diluted bottle.)

Saturday: Stuffed nose distress at 3am. Trouble getting back to sleep, but then out until almost 7:30am. (!) So seven hours sleep, split in the middle. With little one for 2.5 hours after (including snooze); moved toy box out to main area with "new" toys taking up space. Sorting out trip, breakfast before 11am. With Alexandra again from 11:30 (including snooze), managed to load up car to meet Anne-Lise after 1:30pm, then on to Hawkesbury. Almost five hours there (including snooze before 5pm despite her sleeping en route), pleasant visit, managed a photo of her at the piano. Home for 9pm, more food, and she settled in crib reasonably well. Downstairs from 11pm. I may be coming down with a cold.

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

Step Count 2017: About 65,100
Step Count 2018: Over 67,400 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 75,350. 10 stars.

FROM 2017:
-School related things (PD, school closure, math meet, “Vertex” video).
FROM 2018:
-My comic was the chat! Also, break from TV, school and "Phantom" (partly).

SchoolMail 2017: 58 (6 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 52 (10 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 96 New (11 sent)
Now at DAY 108 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One absence, weather, late Jan. Now four "snow days" (+1 true).



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Seussical rehearsal Sun
 -OAME Math meeting and registration
 -Suessical rehearsal Thurs/Fri
 -Revamped 4U and 3U quizzes

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -"Steins;Gate" Recap with Ep 1 finished
 -"Steins;Gate" Recap with Ep 2&3 complete
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -"Steins;Gate" Recap with Ep 4&5 complete

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Swim Class Sun (& weight)
 -Much Shovelling (esp Wed)
 -Some Valentines Prep (card, bought cake, etc)
 -Trip to Hawkesbury, Saturday afternoon
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" (Parts 9-11)
 -Lotus Prince's "Doki Doki Literature Club" (Live, Parts 1-2)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Nothing specific?

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: 3 (Divine Buster, Extension)

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Now Parenting: Week 34

Sunday: Woke 5:30am, so over six hours sleep (!!). Finished writing post, with Alexandra for almost an hour and a half from 6:45am. Like Friday, about 5 minutes on tummy, taking side breaks, before rolling out. (Good job!) Swim class. (More on swim class in file; did a full dunk.) Home after 10am, breakfast including some peanut butter mixed in with the oats/prunes. (Apparently never give straight to a kid under 4, the stickiness means it can clot and cause breathing trouble.) No immediate reaction, but not a lot eaten, tired; snooze 10:30pm. Phoned home after 11:30pm, then with Alexandra for four hours... almost two of which was a snooze. Also brought out new toy (four sider). Into mark entry after 4pm. Dinner after 5:30pm, Alexandra's in crib by 6:30pm, I'm already outside shovelling. Except inside to make our dinner at 7pm as issues (later diagnosed as nose) continue for almost an hour. I do my soothe thing at 9pm, and am downstairs before 10pm.
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Monday: Awakened after 4am but managed to fall asleep again (dream about pocket universes and jump gates became one about bringing yuri to a conference). So six hours. Did some work, with Alexandra briefly after she woke up after 7:20am (she had pulled her legs up against her torso again), went in under freezing fog advisory. New standard school, three classes. At lunch, a drama teacher (LTO), remembers having me for Data Mgmt. ^o^ After school, Seussical rehearsal. Home after 5:30pm, dinner 6pm. In crib by 7pm but fussed so after 7:30pm (as I do dinner). Then some issues before 8:30pm, as Mom handles new TV setup. Also before 9:30pm, and I'm downstairs by 10pm.

Tuesday: Little one seems to wake up 4:30am these days; I roll over, six hours interrupted sleep. Then dealing with ice on driveway (no busses), quick change after 7:40am, and school with very few students. Staff meeting at lunch, got report comments done, home for 4pm. Half hour of more ice, then almost 90 minutes with Alexandra (including snooze near the start). Dinner before 6:30pm, in crib an hour later, some fussing before 8:30pm. Downstairs after 10pm. (Aside: Does the nose issue relate to teething? Clearing has become part of bedtime routine.)

Wednesday: Six hours sleep (dreamt of discussing with Dom the strange use of tuba in a story). With Alexandra for an hour after 6am, breakfast, standard school with some help at start/end of lunch. And tech issues at end of day. Home (via gas station, used $30 in points leaving me with under $1) by 4:30pm. With Alexandra for over an hour, then vectoring out (in ice pellets) for second flu shot. Home again before 7:30pm, she's asleep but wakes up coughing, immediately towards change/bottle/crib. Brief fussing later, otherwise calm, downstairs before 11pm.

Thursday: Six hours, with Alexandra for maybe 45 minutes before breakfast and some shovelling. Standard school (lunch duty in lab), then Seussical. Meanwhile, Mom was at the dentist (ended up needing little one in her lap), then shopping (slept), then at playgroup with a speech pathologist there giving advice. Also, Alexandra threw her hat onto the floor of the bus. Was home by 5:45pm, bit of time with her, dinner at 6:15pm, etc. Mom put her down in crib and she stayed quiet at first attempt. Brief fussing after 8pm, otherwise no issues; went downstairs before 11pm.

Friday: Six hours, out to driveway, then with Alexandra for maybe 45 minutes again from 6:30am. Breakfast, more driveway, standard school including anime at lunch. Failure call, home for 4pm, more driveway, little one's still asleep so brief downtime. (Blind is down more, to look out a bit from crib.) With whacky for less than an hour, dinner just before 6pm. She spit up both down her front (inside her onesie) and in bath, which are new. Headed out 7pm to Math Retreat (brief stop en route). Back home after 10:30pm, downstairs not long after.

Saturday: Alexandra was up from 4-5:30am (I woke briefly), so with her from 7:15am until breakfast. (Soother was somehow in her sleep sack.) Headed out 8:30am for 9am arrival at Math Retreat. Back home before 1:30pm, and four hours with the little one, including two standard snoozes. Dinner before 6:30pm, preparing our dinner from 7pm, fussing almost immediately after so rocked to sleep before 8pm. New issues at 9:30pm; downstairs after 10pm.

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

Step Count 2017: About 68,250
Step Count 2018: Over 71,500 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 78,900. 10 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Was checking back in with school related things, for good and ill.
FROM 2018:
-Finished grading, renewed old library card, bought Nanoha figmas.

SchoolMail 2017: 61 (3 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 95 (19 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 103 New (18 sent)
Now at DAY 103 -1(tornado). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One absence, weather, late Jan. Now four "snow days".


TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Report card comments, both courses
 -Revamping/archiving course files Sem1/Sem2
 -Seussical rehearsal Mon
 -Staff meeting Tues
 -Seussical rehearsal Thurs
 -Math Retreat Fri
 -Math Retreat Sat

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished a "Behind the Scenes" for Epsilon 5
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Swim Class Sun
 -Wednesday flu shot for Alexandra
 -Driveway ice and snow
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" (Parts 1-8)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Swim class, math online, Hawkesbury.

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)

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Now Parenting: Week 33

Sunday: Five hours sleep, with Alexandra for not quite an hour, then Mom went by bus to swimming after 8am, giving a chance for grading/resting. Snow and weighing after 11am. 90 minute snooze from 12:45pm. More grading, back with Alexandra by 5:45pm. Dinner before 6:30pm, in crib before 8pm but nose issues a half hour later. Then all quiet; more grading. Downstairs after 10pm.
Aside: Mom remarks on crawl training without pants or socks for friction. Sensible.
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Monday: Woke up after 5am, just under six hours sleep, graded. Little one had been up at 3am, but then slept until after 7:15! (Possibly due to less light?) Diaper loses containment overnight lately though, so Mom bought overnights. Me, to school at 8am, exam day, missing presentations done, more grading, home before 4pm. Immediately into snooze, managed 45 minutes. Some back and forth, dinner from 6pm, story, cooking, etc. Cribbed by 7:15pm with Mom doing better at it herself. Two issues by 8pm, then again before 10pm. Restless at 10pm but I'm done.

Tuesday: Less than 5 hrs sleep, but managed to get in another hour+ (dreamt was teaching English). Cries by 5:45am; little one had been awake and asleep constantly due to cold in her nose. With her for an hour, then some shovelling and off to school. Not standard; graded reports, had last presentation, Seussical rehearsal, then home before 4pm. Alexandra was asleep, but with her an hour after she awoke, then some shovelling and dinner after 5:30pm. (Invented new game, Queen on her Throne, with animals as her subjects.) In crib by 6:45 and Mom went to a movie with a friend. Early soother issues but then three hours of grading (as she turned 90 degrees). Issues before 10:30pm though, after Mom returned, took over an hour and two changes to settle down again. Downstairs midnight.

Wednesday: Over five hours sleep, graded until others woke at 7:45am (!). (Alexandra had her bottle before 6am. Also, overnights don't work.) Breakfast and play, etc, left before 9:30am for stroller walk at St. Laurent. (Three stars!) Then on to sign class at 11am, and to school by 12:30pm. For Seussical. Minor grading, home again for 5pm, dinner for little one before 6pm, in crib before 7pm. (Incidentally, some slight bonks on the head for munchkin today.) Dinner for us, and a break. Until before 8pm when a half hour of bottle/soothing was needed, and I was done by 8:30pm. Asleep in clothes.

Thursday: Woken up 5 hours later after 1:30am by Alexandra's cold. Graded papers for three hours, then tried sleep but no... meanwhile, upstairs Alexandra had already gotten her sack wet. With little one from 6am for over 75 minutes. Breakfast, off to work, grading, Seussical, lunch out, more grading. Home before 5pm; with Alexandra for over half an hour after she woke up. Dinner after 6pm (intro to squash!), in crib after 7:30pm. Comic chat, with some fussing around 9:30pm, I'm downstairs less than an hour later.

Friday: Five hours solid sleep, then vague attempts. With little one for 45 minutes after she woke up - including over 5 minutes on her tummy! She has a butt in the air thing going, more circular movement, but she hardly fussed. (Then she flipped her plate at breakfast when Dad left the table, so...) Left for school by 8am, PD all day (small robots and grading conversations) with classroom setup at lunch and Monday prep at end. Home by 5pm, with Alexandra for half an hour, crashed for half an hour, dinner. She never stirred, downstairs to bed at 10pm.

Saturday: Woke up at 4am because five hours is the new norm for sleep. Did manage another bit of time in there. With Alexandra for almost two hours from 6:30am. Shower, shovelling, out to brunch. Home as the weather gets worse, no extended snooze, another two hours until 2pm. Then change clothes and out again for photo shoot. Home again after 4pm, I'm so spent. And yet, after a break, shovelling and a trip to and from the store (four stars). Dinner before 6:30pm, much splashing for bath (she likes chewing on the little book but it does make things wet). In crib an hour later, but issues at 8pm with nose. And again after 9pm. Wouldn't settle down, Mom finally took her before 10pm. Went downstairs before 11pm, things unfinished.
Alert: Alexandra now knows how to remove her hat.

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Item counts run Sunday (Jan 27) to Saturday (Feb 2).

Step Count 2017: About 59,200
Step Count 2018: Over 62,000 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 71,400. 13 stars.
 Yet Sunday was under 7500. Oy.

FROM 2017:
-Watched movies, shoulder pain, considered what to do next.
FROM 2018:
-Highly stressed from all the little things, still grading to do.

SchoolMail 2017: 52 (2 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 70 (8 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 66 New (22 sent)
Now at DAY 98 -1(tornado). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One absence, weather, late Jan.


TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 3U exams
 -Grading of 4U Summatives
 -Grading of 4U exams
 -Seussical rehearsals Tues/Wed/Thurs
 -Determining final marks, both courses
(Counting rehearsals together since they were during school time)

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Started a "Behind the Scenes" for Epsilon 5

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Stroller Walk Wed
 -Baby Sign Class Wed
 -Brunch with friends Sat
 -Photoshoot with little one Sat
 -Shovelling (bookends but a bunch of days)
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex" (Parts 17-24[end])

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Finish reports, staff mtg, Doctor apt, math retreat.

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: 7 (Starlight Breaker)

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Now Parenting: Week 32

Sunday: Alexandra slept through to 4:44am! I woke not long after that, was with her for a couple hours after 5:30am (including snooze). Breakfast, snow shovelling for first major storm of 2019, pool time, home after 10am. More time with little one when she wakes as Mom makes dinner, eventually go for downtime. Meanwhile, Alexandra resists sleep so Mom walks a dark corridor until it leads to a 1.5 hour snooze. Some back and forth, music needed for snooze after 5pm. Dinner (rough), bath (okay), in crib before 7:30pm. Then after 9pm I manage to break a bowl in the dish rack while putting away the leftover lasagna (last thing that bowl will ever know :( ), which wakes Alexandra. About twenty minutes to settle her, then I head downstairs. No lunar eclipse for the weary. Even when I visit upstairs again briefly after 10pm.
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Monday: Woken up after 4am, couldn't get back to sleep. With Alexandra for 90 min from 5:30am, including a snooze that she needed but REALLY resisted. Standard school on a bitterly cold day. Home after 2pm, resisting a snooze in progress. Ended up doing both saline and first administration of Tylenol (no fever, likely her tooth coming in). Then snoozed for 75 min at 3pm. Then played for 75 min, then early dinner. In crib before 7pm (after small nail trim), but then issues every 20 minutes or so after that. Settled by 8:30pm, downstairs after 9pm, spent.

Tuesday: Woken at 5am but that does mean 6 hours sleep (and little one slept well to then). With Alexandra for about 45 minutes until 7am, breakfast, standard school with some lunch help. Home before 1:30pm, but little one's asleep, so grading. Then with her almost an hour, then hit a wall and needed an hour of sleep. Then even though Alexandra had woken up she was fussing and rubbing her eyes, so ended up with another snooze 45 minutes later, for 45 minutes. Dinner after 6pm, in crib before 8pm, then eerily silent. (Tried to figure out TV issues.) 2.5 hours later, some bottle and back down. Then a half hour of much bottle starting just before midnight.

Wednesday: Woke after 6am to find Alexandra had been awake for close to two hours already. With her for an hour from 6:30am, snooze didn't work, had to shovel crazy amount of snow, no busses for schools. Some students, left to get home and do more shovelling, inside by 1:30pm. Stroller wouldn't have worked, so Sign Class needed baby bjorn for first time. Collapsed half an hour, then with Alexandra 2.5 hours - over half of that a snooze (she hadn't slept much since 4am). Back to mom at 5pm, but some freezing pellets so didn't do driveway again, quick rest. Dinner 6pm, crib by 7:30pm, but then a couple restless moments. Went downstairs 9pm, beat.
Asides: She's started this trend of leaning forwards (even in chairs), as well as sleeping by leaning back against me, still kind of sitting up.

Thursday: Awakened 4am, then everyone else got back to sleep. Went out 5:45am to try and deal with driveway. Car got stuck trying to do a 3 point turn on our unplowed road. Freed only with help from nice neighbour who lives near the ice trough. Phoned in weather issues, came in 7am when others were waking up but I was beat again. Managed breakfast after 8am, sent a work update, snooze with Alexandra at 9am. Then another work update, and phoned city (311) to get a plow (also called Rogers). Dishes, handling ice, then to play group with Alexandra. Home, couldn't sleep, dinner for her at 5:30pm (she hardly slept all day either), crib before 7pm. Nose issues before 8pm, then awake twice after during comic chat. (Also, took a radio survey so phone wouldn't ring...) Downstairs by 10:30pm.

Friday: Awoken 12:30am as street got more cleared of snow. Heard little one awaken at 1:30am, managed to sleep again until 6am. With Alexandra for 45 minutes, breakfast, to school (finally) for exams (room setup, etc). Morning went okay, then had to pick up diaper bag that I forget on Thurs, and stop by store. Home 2pm, a snooze of 1 hr 20 min, and almost immediately back out to math gathering (arriving after 4pm). Home again after 6pm, bit of play, then bedtime routine. I can't handle calming her as I wrestle with Excel, my wife steps in. Little one stays asleep past 11pm when I go downstairs, beyond exhausted.
Aside: She doesn't fuss when she spits up, so sometimes it's hard to notice right away.

Saturday: Wake up after 4am, because my body hates me. With Alexandra for 2.5 hours from 6:30am, but last 1.5 hours was a long snooze (with some one handed computing). Attempt to rest, no dice, deal with writing. Three hours of Alexandra time again near 11:30am, including two snoozes at start and end. Again no dice on sleep. Manage to get a last snooze for her at 4:45pm, then quick shopping trip. Dinner from 6:30pm (trying chicken broth), then routine. Anne-Lise sets up the bluray (and tv randomly works). I go downstairs 8pm to try and actually get some school work done. Munchkin visit at 9:30pm goes horribly wrong whenever I try to leave. Took dinner at 10:30pm. Still grading an hour later during final cry. I loathe January.

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Item counts run Sunday (Jan 20) to Saturday (Jan 26).

Step Count 2017: About 60,300
Step Count 2018: Over 67,500 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 76,400. 10 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Suddenly felt like all major projects were done, routine was possible.
FROM 2018:
-After 19 straight days of school ("Phantom"), went to Hawkesbury.

SchoolMail 2017: 48 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 87 (14 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 126 New (29 sent)
Now at DAY 93 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)
 First absence, weather, on second consecutive snow day (3rd so far).

TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U tests
 -Finished remaining 4U media tasks
 -Graded all 3M finance summatives
 -Wrestled with Excel to create ppt critique
 -Math dept gathering
 -Started grading 3U exams

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Split Virga into 4 acts, edited act 1

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Swim lesson Sunday
 -Lots and lots of snow shovelling
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex" (Parts 12-16)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -All the report cards, sign class, photo shoot.

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 Ex)

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Now Parenting: Week 31

Sunday: Didn't fall asleep until after 1am. Awoken after 5am by crying for saline. Attempted sleep, checked upstairs 6am, resigned self to doing school work. Everyone awake 7:30am, so breakfast, etc and headed out for swim by 8:30am. Starfish Swim was a half hour from 9am (no photos), then on to weigh-in (10g only), home before 10:30am. With Alexandra for over three hours including snooze at the end. Managed a nap 2-3pm, then took down wreaths outside and did some school work. Called home before 5pm, snooze attempt failed, dinner after 6pm, crib attempt failed at 7:30pm, better by 8pm. Then nose issues 9pm, bottle issues before 9:30pm - I'm toast.
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Monday: Awake after 5 hours but managed to sleep another hour or so. Some school work, upstairs 6am to check in, Alexandra's been awake for a bit, shower then. Return 7am once exam is set, breakfast. Standard school, help at lunch (a student for the math puzzle I've never had says he thinks I'm a good teacher). Finalize things, home after 2pm for 90 minutes with Alexandra (including snooze) then back out to math meeting. Home again 7pm in time for tears (dinner didn't go great). In crib by 8pm as I handle dishes, dinner and recycling. Only one soothing issue, maybe because bear blanket is there? Downstairs shortly after 10pm, that's when she wakes up.

Tuesday: Close to 7 hours sleep? With Alexandra for an hour in the morning, then breakfast and standard school, plus help at lunch. Little one apparently slept a lot today (8am, to and from library) and was asleep when arriving home after 2:30pm, so Dad also slept for over 45 minutes. Then with Alexandra for almost two hours (including another snooze). Dinner after 6pm, I got the hiccups, that was hilarious for her. In crib after 7:30pm, some fussing before 9pm, otherwise did grading and fixed step counter. Downstairs after 11:30pm.

Wednesday: Awake after 3 hours because my bladder hates me. Then awake again by 5am because there's troubles upstairs. With Alexandra for 90 minutes (including snooze at the end) from before 6am. Drive-by breakfast (for me), standard school, prepped final items, cancelled yoga so was at Seussical rehearsal, home after 5pm when others were home too. (Alexandra had sign class, then movie, then spilling water in a restaurant.) Took Alexandra for a snooze, then dishwasher and dryer. Dinner after 6:30pm, fussing, so had it from Mom's lap. In crib before 8pm, two rough patches with the last at 10pm. Went to bed at midnight after grading.

Thursday: Little one slept until 3am! I got not quite six hours of interrupted sleep, with Alexandra for half an hour, then shower and breakfast and standard school. Tidied desk and final preps, rehearsal after school. Home before 5:30pm, almost immediately to a snooze, prolonged by bottle... and after over two hours, shifted to Mom. Tried to watch Trek's "Discovery" but TV is glitching (broken?), needed to cook dinner and do comic chat anyway. Alexandra woke back up at 10pm, to bed without bath, still asleep at 1am when musical counts were finished and I went downstairs.

Friday: 7 MONTHS. Woken up after less than 5 hours sleep. With Alexandra for not quite an hour from before 6:30am, breakfast, standard school, stayed for anime club. Then had to deal with "synch" issue that caused student to try and access account. Bank on the way home (need cheques), arrived after 2pm, crashed half an hour. With Alexandra for half an hour, then photos and learning signs with everyone, then another hour including snooze. After 5pm, put up a clock in little one's room. Also, snow outside. Dinner after 6pm, into crib after 7:30pm. Issues after 8pm, downstairs by 10pm. Upstairs briefly around 10:30.

Saturday: Less than six hours sleep, with Alexandra for half an hour after 5:30am but then needed help to clear her nose. Continued for two hours after that, including standard snooze, then breakfast, then crashed for an hour. Then out to meet friends. Back with Alexandra for a couple hours after noon. Then checking for window leak and down time. Tradeoffs after 4pm, and shopping, and crankiness aborting dinner at 6:30pm. In crib before 8pm. Two glitches after, while grading, nothing through 11pm.

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Item counts run Sunday (Jan 13) to Saturday (Jan 19).

Step Count 2017: About 53,400
Step Count 2018: Over 62,500 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 67,700. 10 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Hit Post #300, did DITLife roundup, tried to fix posture issues.
FROM 2018:
-Hit post #400, many meetings and appointments, weirdly mellow.

SchoolMail 2017: 78 (3 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 150 (22 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 111 New (26 sent)
Now at DAY 88 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)


TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished setting both exams
 -Finished setting 4U test and 3M finance
 -Grading of all 3M tasks
 -Seussical rehearsal Wed & Thurs
 -Seussical Act 1 Comparisons
 -Seussical Act 2 Comparisons
 -Google/Gmail synch screwing things up
 -Started grading 4U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Toyed with file from last April

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Swim lesson Sunday
 -Took down trees & exterior decorations
 -Math meeting Monday & Minutes
 -Brunch with friends Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex" (Parts 6-11)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Swim lesson, Math dept gathering.

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, 12 January 2019

Now Parenting: Week 30

Sunday: Soother in every main room now, btw, thanks to Christmas. Crying at 5am, never slept well after that. Tried grading, but heard fussing, so with Alexandra for 2.5 hours from around 6:45am (including snooze). Then back and forth to deal with dishes and breakfast, which was at 10am. Dealing with grading again by 11am, break in there for phone and departure, only drafts left to do by 1pm. Calm by the time I went to relatives for 6pm, snooze time upon arrival, dinner, home after 8:30pm. Caught up? Downstairs after 10pm.
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Monday: Woke up after 5:30am, so close to seven hours sleep. No one awake, did some non-school stuff, had Alexandra for about 15 minutes at 7am after shower, then breakfast, and on to standard school. Home for about 1:15pm, with Alexandra (including snooze), out again to get to dentist by 3pm. Another hour after being at home (with another snooze) to dinner at 6pm. The crib, though, took over half an hour to settle her down. Then issues an hour later. I'm out of it before 9pm.

Tuesday: Awake about 5:30am - but 8 hours sleep? No one awake, shovelled the driveway, then with Alexandra for half an hour until after 7am. Breakfast, left for school, returned to put on proper shirt, still made it on time despite terrible left turn into parking lot. Standard morning, help at lunch, prep afternoon, staff meeting. Home after 4:30pm, with Alexandra from 5-7:15pm including snooze and trip out to buy more food (Mom on conference call). Then dinner, etc. In crib before 9pm. Only one disruption, downstairs by 10pm.

Wednesday: Woke up usual time, over six hours sleep, did dishes. Alexandra slept 5 hrs straight from about midnight! With her for half an hour, breakfast, standard school, prep afternoon since yoga after school, shopping on way home. Home after 5pm then out for playgroup at 5:30pm! First to arrive, two others eventually came; played with changing colour cube, she knocked objects together (a 9 month thing), had a bit of bottle for snack, we did songs and there was a story about a monkey. Fun! Headed out about 7:15pm, home, immediately bath and bed routine. Settled briefly after 8pm, then everything went haywire a half hour later. Downstairs at 10pm.

Thursday: Awake after 5am hearing crying; with Alexandra for about 80 minutes from 6am, half of that being a snooze. Hurried out for standard school, help at lunch, some afternoon work, home after 2pm with a headache. Rested for a couple hours, then a couple hours with the little one (including snooze), dinner at 6:45pm. In crib about 8pm, though needed two resets by 9:30pm. Downstairs 10:30pm.

Friday: Dreamt my Dad was taking a last overseas trip, to Finland, which is also where Schrum was taking a music trip and one day crossed over? Sure. Awake before 5:30am, did some school work. Alexandra slept from 1am to 6:30am (!!). With her briefly, then breakfast, standard school plus anime club, and hurried home before 12:30pm so my wife could make an appointment. Little one snoozed for over an hour. (Have started humming songs to her again.) Bit of play, putting away holiday decorations, another snooze with me about 4pm, dealing with holiday lights, dinner at 6pm, in crib before 7:30pm. But by 8pm, much troubles with a stuck burp, an attempt at music, and eventually settled her. Went downstairs after 9:15pm.

Interlude: Falling asleep during a high school play - Lisa from high school was there? Then intermission, and looking at school which was at one time going to have an observatory? Shifted to sightseeing on a streetcar, up a hill. Then my grandparents were there, and we tried harmonizing. Woke up 5:30am.

Saturday: Awake 5:30am, no one else was, did some writing. Took Alexandra for over two hours after 7:30am (including snooze), then breakfast. With her again for two hours (including snooze) until 1:30pm, when we were at the mall for shopping - pants and a discount tree. Back home for 3pm and a third snooze. Then dishes, and discovering tree box was empty - back to store, home for 6pm. Dinner soon after, Alexandra in crib after 7:30pm following one false start. Attempted more writing - uninterrupted. Downstairs by 10pm; brief investigation upstairs after. And I&I results had me in the top 50% of entrants.

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Item counts run Sunday (Jan 6) to Saturday (Jan 12).

Step Count 2017: About 53,000
Step Count 2018: Over 70,400 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 65,000. 10 stars.
I don't know when the last time was that I had fewer steps than the prior year.

FROM 2017:
-My physical health was questionable (arm tingles). I walked more.
FROM 2018:
-Generally caught up, much walking, comic motivation issues.

SchoolMail 2017: 50 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 107 (16 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 70 New (18 sent)
Now at DAY 83 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U stat tests
 -Feedback on 4U rough draft summatives
 -Staff Meeting Tues
 -Seussical line counts/scenes
 -Adapting materials into financial task/review

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Wrote "Chanced Erasures" 14

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Sunday dinner with relatives
 -Dentist Apt
 -Playgroup with Alexandra
 -Took down Xmas decorations, checked lights
 -Shopping (including new tree confusions)
 -Lotus Prince's "Deus Ex" (Parts 1-5)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Swim lesson, 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: 5 (ACS Standby)

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Now Parenting: Week 29

Sunday: Managed back to sleep until after 6am. (Dreams of diving to mystery ship became trouble with photocopier.) With Alexandra after about 6:45am for an hour, then started with car loading while Grandpa shovelled. Breakfast at 8am. (Included a look in the Santa, as with previous breakfast, as hadn't managed it the first night.) On the road just after 9am. At Nick's just before 10am, second breakfast.
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On the road around 11:30am, at Trenton for 1pm. Back on road after 1:30, mostly sobs through to Kingston, stopped at Cataraqui mall there. Food court lunch, little one fell asleep. Left just before 3:30pm, half hour later at last "on route" as she woke up. Left there after 4:30pm, even more sobs until at home after 6pm. Started bed routine. Paper books not so great, as she eats them (need thick pages). Dinner after 7:30pm, downstairs after 9pm.

Monday: Woke up before 6:30am, then had baby constipation issues. Early wheat breakfast. Took over at 7:15am for 4.5 hours, including standard snooze and cute sleep from 10am to 11:45am in my lap. Then dealt with ice, dishes, shower, shopping... home after 3pm. Passing of the little one, including a snooze with me ending at 5:30pm after company arrived. Started bath routine after 6:30pm. Managed to be asleep in crib by 8pm but only with music. Celebrations with relatives, champagne at 10pm, left after 11pm. Alexandra fussed 11:45pm, all together in bed before end of Flames game, bit of Nash, Happy New Year. Stayed upstairs.

Tuesday: Leg cramp 2:30am, Anne-Lise took watch 5:30am, woke after 7am. With Alexandra for just over 3 hours from 7:45am (two snoozes). Breakfast, finished dishes, called aunt, left for another gathering 12:30pm. Left there 3:30pm with the little one myself, snooze on the way home then later at home, overall just under 3 hours. Towards bath/bed before 7pm, success before 8pm, though one interruption to the "Doctor Who" episode. Headed downstairs after 10pm. Beat.

Wednesday: Woke after 5am from standard 6 hr sleep, decided to try and get some stuff done. Tricky change with Alexandra, with her for two hours (including snooze) from 6:45am. Back and forth for laundry and shovelling, after snooze they went visiting from 11:45am. They were back five hours later (some grading got done, plus got a new $10 at the drug store), in time for first attempt at dinner (crushed beef and sweet potatoes). She wasn't so sure about those. Vectored to bath before 6:30pm. Bed in about an hour but hiccup at 8:15pm. No music though! Tried story editing, downstairs 11pm.

Thursday: Dreamt was with math news again, had to hurry to catch train after talking with Schrum? Standard sleep. Both ladies of the house sick, with Alexandra from 7am to try and encourage more sleep. Ripped pants retrieving soother. She slept 2.5 hours after 8am, so it was worth it (had some micro sleeps where I dreamt she was awake and I was bouncing her on my leg). Some play on the mat, breakfast, out after noon, left little one with grandparents from 1pm to 3:45pm (saw "Spiderverse" with Anne-Lise, work plans fell through). Then tea and home for 5pm. Near choke of dinner before 6:30pm ended that quick, so bath and crib. Done before 8pm but much in and out between 9:30 and 10:30pm. Went downstairs an hour later.

Friday: Standard sleep for me, apparently really good sleep for the ladies. Alexandra slept until 7:30am. I only took her for half an hour, then breakfast and everything before our cleaning service came. More snow shovelling. 90 minutes with little one from 10:30am including standard snooze, then finished story edits. Out at 1:45pm to Doctor's, home again (solo) at 4pm, crashed for an hour. Out for dinner at 6:30pm, not home (with all) until 8:30pm, immediate bath/crib. (Trying with giraffe soother.) Then more fussing at 9:30, and 9:45, and I'm downstairs after 10pm, exhausted despite the nap.

Saturday: Heard something upstairs at 4:15am, otherwise got sleep. All still asleep after 6:30am, so graded papers, then with Alexandra for an hour. Breakfast after 8:45am, then out. Home by noon, de-icing driveway and grading, everyone else back 3pm, still grading. Was with little one for 90 minutes (including standard snooze), then dinner after 6pm. In crib before 8pm but disruption around 8:30pm (bracketed by minor issues). Caught some Nash, while grading, downstairs after 10pm. Sign language class may not have enough signups to run, that sucks.

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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 30) to Saturday (Jan 5).

Step Count 2016: About 52,000
Step Count 2017: Over 56,300 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 64,750. 8 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Roundup posts, finally started tackling item backlog post-writing.
FROM 2017:
-Sick AGAIN, so was either moping or very busy doing things.

SchoolMail 2016: 5 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 17 (2 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 5 New (1 sent)
Holding at DAY 78 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 3M trig tests
 -Started grading 4U stat tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Drew, inked and coloured image for "Chanced Erasures"
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Another 3,000 words (mostly addition revisions) for "Time Untied"

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Long (8+ hr) drive Sat (incl visit)
 -New Years Eve with relatives Mon
 -New Years visit with relatives Tues
 -Spiderverse movie with Anne-Lise Thurs
 -Snow/Ice shovelling (cumulative)
 -Alexandra checkup & vaccinations
 -Dinner with relatives Fri
 -Brunch with friends Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Resident Evil Survivor 2" (current vid)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Dinner, Dentist, Staff mtg, Playgroup, exam setting, Sign class(??)

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)