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.
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.
-Guest post appeared, never wrote 'Bias' column, and prepping for Apr 1
-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).
(* RANDOM IMAGE
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).
-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)