Monday, 20 May 2019

Now Parenting: Week 48

Sunday: Awake 6:30am. Dreamt was meeting relatives and drove car where top blew off? Got eCard figured out, then with little one for almost 4.5 hours after 7am. Included some grading, porch time and snooze from 9:30-11am. Mother's Day! Breakfast after 11:30am, then more grading. Out for shopping at 1pm, back 2pm, and for a family walk that included DQ. Little one elected not to sleep during the walk, so snooze process with her until 4pm. Break, and back to grading. Phoned home after 5:30pm, darkened Alexandra's curtains more, then back and forth with little one until dinner after 6:30pm. Then I melt down at frustration moment from my better half. Manage to join bath, and little one slips in water, so everything's crazy. Mom takes point as I do supper and dishes and grass seedlings though. Supper at 9:30pm. Swap back and forth after 10pm. She's quiet before 11pm, back to grading, downstairs after 12:30am.
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Monday: Awake 4am for tears, then 6am. Little one slept longer, with her for 20 minutes after 7:20am, breakfast, then standard school with duty at lunch. Home after 5pm, with Alexandra for over 75 minutes, some sharing in the latter part. (For the first time, she was deliberately woken up from a nap, at 4pm after two hours!) Dinner after 6:30pm then routine. Visit about 8:30pm, caught some Nash, then needs 45 MINUTES from after 10:30pm, I mean really?! I hang about as Mom tries, it works, downstairs after 11:30pm.

Tuesday: Some dreamworld with heists and heroes; I need to use the bathroom after 5:30am. But then apparently fall back asleep, awake just before 7am. Alexandra poked Mommy in the eye. O.o With little one for half an hour, breakfast, standard school. Prep after school to be away, home after 5pm, with Alexandra for over half an hour with back and forth. (Today she enjoyed people with books at library/group and went on the slide!) Dinner after 6pm, third Tylenol night, much fussing before 7:30pm in crib. Watched videos after 8pm, then I graded. Pee accident during change at 10:45pm leads to problems, only settled after 11:30pm. Downstairs but not immediately asleep.

Wednesday: Dreamt me and Schrum being audited by shady guys or something, dress up in costumes while putting on "Fear"... awake after under 5 hours sleep. With Alexandra for 45 minutes from 6:30am, breakfast, standard school. Prepped for being away, left after 4pm, got to Citizen an hour later but wrong Cappies location, dropped by Ikea, got to right location 5:45pm to get envelope and glass of wine. Then to uOttawa for conference info, stopped by store and for food on the way home, arrival before 9pm. Little one made noise 10:45pm but simply took soother. An hour later went downstairs.

Thursday: Awake after 4.5 hours but managed more sleep to 6am alarm. With Alexandra for half an hour, final prep then left at 7am. At uOttawa by 7:30am, and doing registration table until after 2pm, though did go to pick up lunch. Also handed off Cappies stuff to SirWil video crew. Then a session at 2:30pm (by Gazette editor who remembered I do cartoons) and wine/cheese at 4:15pm. Reconnected with a number of TMC people (including Sam, Hedge & Audrey hugs) and chatted with after awards presented. Walked with them back to Rideau, caught bus after 5:30pm, home by 6pm. Over half an hour with little one, dinner after 6:30pm, bath with new mat, bedtime. Handled early fuss, Mom went later, did comic chat, nearly fell asleep before 10pm. Downstairs after 10pm.

Friday: Awake hearing tears at 5am - after she woke up still in crib! Had dreamt about Stargate recaps - including some crossover with an Earth in peril plot at a diner? With little one for over half an hour from 6:15am. Caught 7am bus again, at uOttawa by 7:30am, less than 50 still to register by an hour later. Went to 11:30am session on data (which I'd really hoped for), lunch back at registration, then to check out exhibitors. Returning 2pm everything was being packed up. So went to last session but left early to get a bookshelf, returned but was done so last ten minutes watched Marian Small. Then talked with Mark and Audrey, bit of grading, and hauled a bookshelf down to Rideau. Home by 5:45pm, so 45 minutes with little one. Dinner routine, etc, had shower at 8pm then soothed her. Downstairs before 10:30pm, upstairs again before 11am and downstairs by 11:30pm.

Saturday: Awake 5:30am. Cleared more space on camera card, with Alexandra for 45 minutes from 6:15am, then 11 month old photo shoot. Left during breakfast to catch bus, at University before 8am. Eager other volunteers handling things; did some work, attended a session, did more schoolwork, attended last session. Said goodbyes, headed out after 1pm to meet family at High Tea in Tulip Park. After some pictures, little one slept in stroller for long walk. Caught bus, home (via DQ) after 3pm. Got BBQ outside with help, had some down time, then did dishes, and then playing with little one for an hour. Dinner 6pm, bedtime routine, then wife used BBQ. Some fussing after 8pm, traded off. Stayed up for change before 11:30pm, downstairs about midnight.

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Item counts run Sunday (May 12) to Saturday (May 18).

Step Count 2017: About 57,550 (18 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 70,300 (16 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 77,750. 18 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Typed in old mathNEWS, lawn care, met Grocer
FROM 2018:
-Mood swings, tidied house, parents in town

SchoolMail 2017: 70 (1 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 107 (16 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 121 New (41 sent)
Now at DAY 165 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 4 PD Days.)
 Four full absences, weather (Jan), sick (Apr), conference (May).
 Plus afternoon "field trip" period (Feb) and dentist emerg.

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 3U tests
 -Finished grading second set 3U tests
 -Graded 4U Quest
 -Organized survey returns for 4U
 -Prepared work to leave for courses
 -Coordinated Cappies package
 -OAME Thu-Sat (helping w/ registration)
 -Started grading 3U tests
 -Started grading second set 3U tests
 -Responded to 3U summative graph mails

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Some social time at conference
 -Lotus Prince's "Dead Space" (Parts 15-27end)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Dad Power workshop, Trip to Toronto

REGULAR TO-DO LIST:
 -Recap for CanCon 2018
 -Recap for OAME 2019
 -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)

Monday, 13 May 2019

Now Parenting: Week 47

Sunday: Crying after 2:30am... apparently sleep-crawling? Now I'm up, so grading. Another half hour of sleep to 6:15am where I dream that she's fussing and it's 8:30am and somehow the couch has moved and I don't have the right electronics and I'm confused in my own house. With little one for almost 4 hours after 6:30am, including extended (45 min) snooze when I hallucinate people coming into the room. Out for weighing after 11am, back for more grading. Downstairs at noon, I can't think. Kinda 20 min of sleep eventually, grading again after 1:30pm. Upstairs after 3pm for over 90 minutes with little one, including tidying and standard snooze. Then phoned home, listened to "Because News", did some raking, and dinner routine after 6pm. Tylenol before 7pm, then intervention at 7:30pm and 9:20pm. Downstairs 10pm.
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Monday: Dreamt I was... back home? Or getting there? Awake after 5:30am but that's over six hours, so whoa. With little one for over half an hour after 6:30am, then prep for day. Standard school? Help at lunch and shortened periods for pep rally, then students writing test, so busy. Store on the way home (saw Cecile), done before 5pm. With Alexandra for an hour, dinner by 6:15pm. Then I slice my thumb badly trying to open cheese around 7pm, Anne-Lise has to finish dinner; little one very quiet though. BTTF quiz 9pm. Then after 9:30pm the munchkin needs me until *11pm*, minus around 20 minutes after 10pm when Anne-Lise gives her change and I tidy kitchen. Zombie downstairs after 11pm, asleep in my clothes.

Tuesday: Awake before 6am. Little one was in crib until 5am, so that's something. With her for 45 minutes after 6:30am, during breakfast she wanted toast. Standard school with duty at lunch and staff meeting at end. Home before 5:30pm, an hour with the little one (including a spin fall, hooked on table) and dinner routine at 6:30pm. Mom caught first fussing as I tried to do grass seed. I went at 10:15pm, did change, took half an hour. Worn out, downstairs by 11pm.

Wednesday: Awake 5am, dreamt I hadn't collected English texts on last day of class, then went and slept until 8pm in a residence? Graded until little one had major issues (night terrors?), with her for about an hour from before 6:30am. Breakfast, standard school. To teacher AGM via haircut and card store, home before 8:30pm, with munchkin before 9pm. Then fussing after 10:15pm, some back and forth, downstairs after 11pm.

Thursday: Awake before 6am, dreaming about Stargate and two people on opposite sides of corporate issue (need item, stolen) as I try to mediate. With Alexandra for over half an hour before 7am. Standard school, with voting and a guitar concert at lunch, then extra help after school. Home after 5:15pm, playing with little one until dinner at 6pm. Fussing before 8pm, and after 9:30pm, in between I try to do comic chat and clean kitchen. Mom has to take over before 10pm; dinner and try to unwind. Back with little one before 11:30pm, then downstairs.

Friday: Awakeish after 5:30am, trying to solve a mystery on a train? In VR? Then I'm on laptop borrowing power from a nearby house, woman (relative?) comes to talk to me about female attraction. Can hear little one; finish tidying kitchen. Alexandra time for half an hour by 6:45am, then breakfast and school. Anime club lunch. Some work and review work after school; home after 5pm. With little one for 45 minutes (got Mom's card done), then sharing until dinner at 6:30pm. After story from 7pm... suddenly awake. Played in hall for 15 minutes. Some back and forth has her asleep after 8pm. More review work. She's changed after 10:15pm, and I go downstairs after 11pm.

Saturday: Dreamt that I was in a musical but couldn't recall lines at rehearsal and script was missing to look them up. Partly awake 5:30am, fully awake before 6:30am, with Alexandra before 7am. After 1.5 hrs went to get Mom for breakfast, fruits went over better than cereal. Snoozing before 10am, cut her nails and then did grading. Then with little one for 4.5 hours after 11am - went for a walk to the river at noon, played around, started snooze before 2pm... and that went 1.5 hours. Grading before 4pm, but then upstairs an hour later due to fussing. Alexandra watched me sweep the porch and driveway, then calmed down from 5:30pm; could watch her and grade. Dinner after 6:30pm, but then again after 7pm wouldn't calm down in her room. >.< Shot of Tylenol, I end up putting her to bed about 8pm. Mom does checks, I do change after 10:15pm, all towards bed.

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Item counts run Sunday (May 5) to Saturday (May 11).

Step Count 2017: About 54,200 (22 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 60,700 (16 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 65,300. 13 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Flooding in Ottawa, and on my serial site thanks to feedback.
FROM 2018:
-Busy week as things didn't get done and shows happened.

SchoolMail 2017: 60 (5 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 191 (14 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 139 New (26 sent)
Now at DAY 160 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 4 PD Days.)


TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U tests
 -Staff Meeting
 -Dealt with 4U survey distribution
 -Teacher Annual General Meeting
 -Started grading 3U tests
 -Started grading second set 3U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat
 -"Steins;Gate" review for episode 17.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Haircut and card shopping
 -Handling thumb and sweeping up?
 -Lotus Prince's "Dead Space" (Parts 1-14)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Cappies Noms, OAME Conference

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, 11 May 2019

Now Parenting: Week 46

Sunday: Screams before 4am... wet sack. Managed another hour maybe after 5am, dreamt of woman size of a fingernail and then some junkyard tour, awakeish after 6:15am. With Alexandra for about 2 hours after 7am. Break, change, then breakfast before 11am (Mom's eggs). Another break, including a snooze for both Dad and little one, awake 12:30pm. Out to lunch with everyone by 1pm, including DQ; home before 3pm, others continue, Dad gets steps in and does yard work. Everyone home by 4:30pm, snooze. With Alexandra for 75 minutes from 5:30pm (added lids to her kitchen cabinet), then dinner, bath, crib. Mom had to step up during dinner/dishes, seemed settled after 9pm, downstairs after 11pm.
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Monday: Briefly awake 5am but six hours sleep; dreamt was being fitted for a retainer? Late to school but taking classes? With Alexandra for half an hour after 6:45am, then prepped for the week. Standard school with some extra help at the end, then off to math meeting for minutes. Left there after 6pm, home after 6:30pm for another half hour with little one. Dinner after 7pm, in crib after 8pm, Mom did a good job. Downstairs before 11pm.

Tuesday: Awake 6am so 6+ hours of sleep. With Alexandra for about 45 minutes from 6:45am, breakfast, then standard school with help at lunch. Worked after school to after 5pm (including posting again on Tapas) then Cappies and play related things. Left 9pm, home 9:30pm, things had been rough. Stayed up to munchkin awakening at 11:45pm; downstairs by 12:15am.

Wednesday: Awake 5:45am, having dreamt of souls floating around a mystery boat? With Alexandra for half an hour from 6:45am, then breakfast and out to drop car off. Standard school with duty at lunch and extra help after school. Stuck around organizing through to the play, when should have been grading. Home for 9:45pm - and apparently the little one had resisted snooze all afternoon, only to pass out at 5pm. To crib for 6:30pm. I'm out of it before 11pm so only see her on monitor.

Thursday: Awake by 6:30am having dreamt of instructing computers at some camp? Which means 7 hours sleep(!). With Alexandra for 45 minutes from 6:50am (after her food), then breakfast and standard school - with OSSTF meeting at lunch and extra help after school. Then dealing with show programmes and Cappies setup. Show ran from just after 7pm to just before 9pm, then an hour for Cappies to talk. Left school around 10:45pm, finished meeting minutes at home to 11:30pm. With little one from 11:45pm to 12:30am then downstairs.

Friday: Dreamt someone had posed as a chess player in database, caught by Linkara who had played original player, so toured his house... sure. Awake by 6:30am. With Alexandra for half an hour from 6:50am, breakfast, and out to pick up car. Standard school with anime club at lunch and leadership camp on prep so no downtime; snared after school. Home after 5pm, an hour with little one (bit of back and forth later on). Dinner 6:15pm and bed routine. Took 15 minutes to lie down, then dinner. Fussing before 8pm and 9pm. Downstairs after 10pm. Upstairs after 10:30pm. Downstairs after 11:30pm.

Saturday: Awake after 6am so usual six hours; dreamt about some passage through rooms? With Alexandra for over two hours from before 7am, including standard snooze; exhausted. Brunch out, then more munchkin time for over 90 minutes until 1:45pm. After 2pm I go out to check out comics, back before 4:30pm and some time with Alexandra before back and forth as I grade. Also, broken glass on picture as we danced too close. Dinner 6:15pm, then routine - and at 7pm she won't sleep, trying to crawl away. (1.5 hour sleep while I was out may be part?) Joined them in room until 7:40pm (Mom leaving sparked tears); down in new sack after 8pm. Quiet from before 9pm until I go downstairs before 11pm.

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Item counts run Sunday (Apr 28) to Saturday (May 4).

Step Count 2017: About 60,500 (22 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 65,700 (10 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 75,800. 14 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Anne-Lise handled taxes, I gained weight, blog buffers ran out.
FROM 2018:
-OAME Toronto trip was rough, writing time continued to suffer.

SchoolMail 2017: 49 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 107 (13 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 120 New (29 sent)
Now at DAY 155 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 4 PD Days.)


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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Math meeting and Minutes
 -Finished Discrete review
 -"Almost, Maine" dress rehearsal Tue
 -Got Text Qs for Gr11 into files
 -"Almost, Maine" performance Wed
 -OSSTF meeting/posters Thurs
 -"Almost, Maine" Cappies Thurs
 -Helped supervise Leadership camp Fri
 -Started grading 4U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Revised some of Virga Act 5; read comics

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Yard work and eavestroughs
 -Brunch with friends Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Policenauts" (Parts 16-END)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Staff Mtg, Teacher AGM

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)

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Now Parenting: Week 45

Sunday: Awake before 1am. Attempted sleep, but Alexandra was feverish by 2am, so downstairs. She managed to fall asleep in my arms by 3am after dirtying diaper; changed her when she woke at 5:30am. Then I got an hour of sleep until after 7am, followed by another change. Best guess, overheated due to grandparents having high thermostat, then the prunes from dinner kicked in. Woke Mom by 9:30am, managed to get out just after 10:15am, big family buffet meal from 11am (easter egg hunt at noon). Back to Davina's until 2pm, home after 3pm. I sack out for 45 min or so, then an hour of report cards, then manage to snooze Alexandra for 30 min to 6pm. She's still fussy; we go outside, it's the heat again. Play, then wake Mom after 7:15pm; I move everything downstairs. Dinner after 7:30pm, including early birthday. ^.^ Replacement pedometer. Bath 8:30pm, in crib by 9:15pm. Occasional fussing as I do more report cards. Upstairs before 11:30pm, in bed about midnight.
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Monday: Six hours sleep, as you do. Alexandra was in crib until 4:30am! Total success with basement. With her for about 75 minutes from 7:15am, then her breakfast, then her snooze of a bit over 30 minutes. Out after 10am for our breakfast, home before 11:30am. Grading, but snooze problems after 12:15pm, not resolved until before 1pm plus doing some tech support. Packing, quick leftovers lunch, left 2:10pm for airport. Check-in all good (they took little one's face cream which we had in the same place going down), arrival at gate (still in middle of nowhere so K'tan) just before boarding call. We were seated across from a 1 year old, so some peeking. Landing was less rough, but more of a problem for Alexandra; made it to car for 5:30pm, home 6pm - and she's asleep. We unpack, attempt dinner/bath but tears until story. In crib after 7pm, and back to grading. x.x Bit of fussing; I go downstairs by 11:30pm.

Tuesday: Awake after 5:30am, finish report cards. With Alexandra for over 20 minutes after 7am, breakfast, standard school - with an on-call, so I'm 4 on 4. Shop on the way home, arrive before 5pm which is when little one awakens. With her for ~75 minutes, dinner at 6:30pm but she's fussy then and even in bath. In crib after 7pm, Mom takes first shift as I finish dinner... think I'm getting sick. With little one before 9pm, downstairs before 10pm.

Wednesday: Delirious dreams, fully wake before 6am, definitely not well. With Alexandra for half an hour from 7am, breakfast, standard school. Worse by end of day, home after 4pm, lay down for half an hour. With little one for half an hour solo, then some back and forth until 6pm and dinner. For 4th night running, doesn't want food. (Also didn't want warm milk in afternoon.) Longer bath. Some fussing at 7:30 and then 8:20pm and I have nothing left. Took flu meds and downstairs before 9pm.

Thursday: Woke 2am, then 6am, so not terrible sleep, throat still an issue. With Alexandra for half an hour from 6:45am. Staff meeting to start school about the VP situation, then standard school... but I went from weak voice to very worse. Left instructions for test/quizzes for Fri, got home 4pm to collapse in basement (just before others got home). Upstairs before 5:30 for an hour with the little one, which was mostly watching her explore except for some radio dancing. Dinner at 6:30pm and she ate, then scooted down the hall towards bath. No Int'l festival, I'm not well. Crib fussing at 8pm but not after, did comic chat, downstairs before 11pm.

Friday: Awake once, and again by 5:30am, so usual six hours. Spent morning doing some review work, was with Alexandra for over half an hour from 7am and breakfast, upstairs about 9am to find soother and talk to cleaners. After 11:30am was out and delirious for over two hours. Heard little one go to nap after 2:30pm. Came up before 4:30pm as it was quiet, both were asleep in living room. Played for 90 minutes, latter hour all me including some radio dancing. Dinner after 6pm. Fussing before 8pm. Downstairs 10pm with no activity star; upstairs for an hour around 11pm as we hit crisis mode and backup sleep sack.

Saturday: Heard things 5am after dreaming I was hosting morning announcements with broken teleprompter. Managed more sleep to 6:30am, dreaming about working near Waterloo or something. With Alexandra for 2.75 hours from 7am, including standard snooze, then breakfast (new cereal), a bit more time, then an hour for myself. With Alexandra for 2+ hours from 11:20am, including standard snooze, then met up at mall (new sleep sack). Followed by grocery shopping, home after 3pm, call from France, Alexandra time for laundry and cake creation, self time before 4pm. Back up by 5pm for fussing, and got cards. Alexandra also trucked down the hall to the bathroom, with me chasing slowly, moving like her. Dinner at 5:30pm, in crib less than an hour later. But then I'm with her for over half an hour before 7pm... and half an hour from that, Anne-Lise is needed for about the same time. But from 8:45pm on, she manages to settle herself with minimal assistance, wow. Birthday cake and Murder She Wrote analysis. Downstairs after 10pm.

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Item counts run Sunday (Apr 21) to Saturday (Apr 27).

Step Count 2017: About 54,200 (20 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 68,200 (14 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 50,200. 7 stars.
April 26th breaks the star streak with 0. What with the sick.

FROM 2017:
-Presented at uOttawa, contemplated scheduling, had a birthday.
FROM 2018:
-Too busy to write, snow tires off, birthday out, surprise baby shower.

SchoolMail 2017: 58 (6 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 101 (22 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 75 New (13 sent)
Now at DAY 150 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 4 PD Days.)
 Six "snow days" (+1 true).

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U media assignments
 -Mark calculations for all classes
 -Report Card comments for all classes
 -Went over 4U quizzes
 -Revised tests for both 4U and 3U

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 15.
 -"Steins;Gate" review/screencaps for episode 16.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Family gathering Sunday
 -Plane trip to Ottawa Mon
 -Family shopping Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Policenauts" (Parts 11-15)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Math meeting, Car Tuneup, Play Tues/Wed/Thurs, Busy Friday

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, 20 April 2019

Now Parenting: Week 44

Sunday: Woke before 6am, less than five hours. With Alexandra for 1.5 hours from 7am (pulling items off bookshelf), then breakfast and I crash. Grading after 10:30am until heading out for weight check. Some sweeping, then back to grading around 12:30pm. With little one again for 1.5 hours after 2:30pm including standard snooze, back to grading around 4:30pm. Upstairs less than an hour later; little one seems to notice my absence if I'm around during the day, then not. Phoned home before 6pm, dinner afterwards. During bath she moved along to watch the water, then later tried to drink the suds (oops). Some back and forth sharing of fussing, which seemed frequent. Downstairs before 10:30pm, as I contemplate how students cheated on last test.
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Monday: Woke up 6am - over six hours sleep(!). Some grading, with Alexandra for 15 minutes after she woke up at 7:10am. After breakfast, standard school with speech to 3U classes. Home before 5pm, but two hour snooze didn't end until 5:15pm. (Also, Spring Photo Day earlier.) With little one for almost 45 minutes after 5:30pm, then we went out for municipal voting. Dinner after 7pm, then routine that didn't end until after 8:30pm. And every half hour, needed soothing. Managed to get downstairs before 10:30pm.

Tuesday: Awake by 5:30am, bit over six hours sleep; tried to get more. Nope. With Alexandra for 45 minutes from 6:45am, then standard school. Home before 4:30pm, with little one again for two hours of play. Dinner routine, tried to deal with fussing amid cooking, Mom had the touch tonight. Downstairs 10pm.

Wednesday: Basically same as Tuesday but did some writing. At 7am little one was eating, so with her for 15 min or so after, then breakfast. Standard school with duty at lunch, trying to grade after school. Home about 5:45pm, Alexandra time for half an hour, then dinner routines. (She was with the Easter bunny and at the movies today.) In bed after 7:30pm, some fussing before 8:30pm but that was it. Downstairs 10pm.

Thursday: Awake about 4:30am, six hours... got to grading. With Alexandra for 20 minutes after 7am, then 10 month photo. Breakfast and standard school with anime club at lunch. Home after 5pm, with little one for a 75 minute stretch during which she worked out opening cabinets under the TV (but not keeping them open), had music time with her multi-play toy, and then scooted herself to the closed door hiding Mom when she was done. Dinner after 6:30pm (and an attempt to drain the bath by finding the plug). Some fussing 8:30pm. Mom downstairs after 10:30pm. I lie down after 11:15pm.

Friday Morn: Awake and fussing at 1:15am. Give her change and bottle and back in crib by 1:45am. Trouble falling asleep, then dream was in different house with TVs and she's growing and needs new clothes and Mom comes up and says that's typical for after 10 months. Awake before 3:45am, confused, brief whine goes nowhere. Pass out again, awake 5am for full cry. She's asleep - until I put her down in the bed, then she wakes. Becomes major issue by 5:30am and Mom came up. Music and bottle help soothe her after 6:30am; they sleep, I can't.

Friday: Alexandra awakens after 8am, I spend 100+ minutes with her; she rummages through old bottles and turns the lights twice. Breakfast by 10am. Quick run, attempted sleep about 11am; not really. Some writing. Lunch after 1pm, then with Alexandra from 2pm until 5:30pm (minus 15 and 10 minute spans) including standard snooze, as Mom did taxes. Discovered pulling apart CD tray, and was able to go from on tummy to sitting without external help (just cushion). Also gave her pot for kitchen and she trucked down the main hall. After 5:30pm, was able to deal with Xmas lights, no longer frozen - but half strand now busted. Dinner after 6pm. Back and forth with fussing. After a change about 10:15pm, I'm out for the count.

Saturday: Awake 5am, so regular sleep. Report card items until 7am. With Alexandra solo until she takes a tumble, then Mom joins us. Breakfast after 8am, then some packing. Cut nails during nap, a bit of grading, day prep, back with her for half an hour before 11am. Lunch at noon, standard snooze until after 1pm. Then after 1:30pm, took a header off the bed. Still okay to go, carried through airport since carseat had to be checked before security. VERY good on the flight (3:45-4:45pm), in particular during a lot of turbulence landing - fell asleep on me. Only casualty was my step counter, ran back to the gate but they said they hadn't seen it. Back at Nick's after 6pm, bunny gift. Dinner after 7pm, fussing after 8pm (from upstairs to in K'tan), departure 9:30pm. Attempt to return to sleep at new destination before 11pm, vague success by 11:10pm.

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Item counts run Sunday (Apr 14) to Saturday (Apr 20).

Step Count 2017: About 55,000 (19 stars)
Step Count 2018: Over 63,550 (14 stars)
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 49350+Sat=57,000? 9 stars.
 RIP Pedometer, lost somewhere in Ottawa/Toronto airports

FROM 2017:
-Finished massive Math-Tans, weak reception. Was told 6 Math, hahaha.
FROM 2018:
-Massive ice, and decimal stats, like this year. Caught up in everything.

SchoolMail 2017: 61 (3 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 104 (24 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 73 New (11 sent)
Now at DAY 146 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 4 PD Days.)

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TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 3U tests
 -Finished grading other 3U tests
 -Updated 4U summative and tech graph sheets
 -Looked over 4U quizzes
 -Looked over 3U quizzes (not even a set)
 -Grading of some 4U media assignments
 -Learning Strategies done for all classes

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party chat (kinda)
 -Pulled out random writing again (From Jan)

OTHER ITEMS:
 -ByElection final checks and voting
 -Swept out garage, porch, dealt with Xmas lights
 -Plane trip to Toronto
 -Dinner with relatives Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Policenauts" (Parts 5-10)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Trip back to Ottawa, Report Cards, Int'l Fest

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, 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)