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)

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Now Parenting: Week 36

Sunday: Up by 6am, stayed in bed trying to achieve six hours sleep. Little one awakens 7:15am, half hour (including tummy time), breakfast, dropped off at swim as I go to Seussical rehearsal for 9am. Home for 4:45pm, and routine much like last Sunday. (Half hour talking to grandparents, over a half hour of some play.) Dinner 6:15pm, and bath including hair. Some fussing either side of 8pm, then a few coughs but she self soothes, downstairs before 10pm. Then, WHOA, screams after 10pm. Trouble breathing, and nothing to suck from nose, but sounds congested... wife calls TeleHeath, suggest bathroom with hot shower running. Seems to help, as does music. Elevated the crib more, settled back for 11:30pm, plan to check in with doctor.
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Monday: Briefly awake after over five hours, then managed just over six. Dreamt of a flight being diverted to China and then being stuck there; avoiding gun turrets in private plane to get out? With Alexandra for 90 minutes from 7:30am, including some time in shower sauna and in cardboard box. She snoozed with Mom after 9am, then 8 Month photo and breakfast. Grading quizzes, then photo outside in snowsuit, then with Alexandra for 2 hours and a 45 minute snooze. (Included seeing a little cat outside trying to get over the snow - ended up in the cedars!) Back to grading. Dinner before 6pm, bath included shower running (new routine), crib by 7pm. Needed a half hour to settle in again before 8pm. Then silence until a complete replay of the previous night, minus the phone call, but plus peeing while attempting to change her diaper. Downstairs by 11:30pm again. Aaaand upstairs for another half hour, returning downstairs 12:30am.

Tuesday: Awake by 6am, sigh. Little one was in elevated crib until 4am though, yay, and she only woke up after 7:30am. Standard school with lunch duty and Seussical at the end. Home via store, arrived 5:45pm in time for a half hour with little one (she tries to grab running water from the tap). Also, she'd sat nicely in a high chair that morning when Mom had breakfast with other moms. Then dinner, bath, crib for 7:30pm. Some fussing between 8 and 9pm. I'm zonked before 10pm, downstairs.

Wednesday: Awake 4am for cries, they're in the steam room. Manage to get Alexandra back to sleep, downstairs before 5am... never quite asleep after that, and up at 6:30am. With little one for half an hour shortly before 7:15am. Standard school with math help at lunch. Home with little one for another half hour until 5:15pm, outing with her for burgers (high chair pic), home again 6:30pm, bedtime routine. Very restless between 8pm and 9:30pm though. Downstairs by 10pm.

Thursday: Dreamt I was doing online reviews, had Linkara as a plot guest (I have a submarine whereas he has the spaceship). Woke after six hours - I think I'm finally fully sick with flu. With Alexandra briefly from 7am, breakfast, then they're off to the doctor's and I'm off to school. Math help at lunch and an on call and Seussical after, so no real break from 8am to 6pm. With Alexandra for a bit after 6pm (she's 6.7 kg now and no medical problem), then bedtime routine. Fine in crib until after 9pm. Downstairs 10:30pm.

Friday: Upstairs 12:30am for cries, then downstairs, then back up shortly thereafter. Into steam room, but then also needs a change. Asleep by 1:30am, I'm awake, do grading. Try to sleep about 3:30am, get almost three more hours - Alexandra in crib to after 5:30am, so wow. With her for half an hour, shovel snow, breakfast, to school. Which includes anime club, and after school 3U data finalizing plus Seussical. Home for 6pm, with Alexandra for half an hour, then the routine. Stayed asleep from before 8pm, so downstairs after 10pm.

Saturday: Upstairs 1am for an hour with near constant crying (in and out of "sauna") - until big spit-up at 2am! Soothed back to sleep by 3am, than I managed sleep to 7am, so over five hours total. Breakfast, then to school for just after 9am for Seussical (including Xmas tree wrangling). And apparently the students like when I do applause. Back home after 5pm, little one very excited to see me. Played for 45 minutes, including Alexandra's own peek-a-boo where she hides her face in the curtains then looks towards Mommy. Fun laughs. Tried a 360 water cup with dinner, and new submarine bath toy after. Asleep after 7pm. Restless after 7:30pm and an hour later needs 45 minutes including some sauna. Mom takes over. Downstairs by 10:30pm.

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

Step Count 2017: About 56,000
Step Count 2018: Over 73,400 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2019: Over 69,200. 10 stars.

FROM 2017:
-Dealt with smoke detectors, conference organizing and posting T&T to RRL.
FROM 2018:
-24 total hours of "Phantom", Tylenol for arm and student absence issues.

SchoolMail 2017: 78 (15 sent)
SchoolMail 2018: 68 (23 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2019: 68 New (12 sent)
Now at DAY 112 -2(tornado,storm). (Includes 3 PD Days.)
 One absence, weather, late Jan. Now four "snow days" (+1 true).



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Seussical rehearsal Sun
 -4U quizzes and S1 wrap-up
 -3U quizzes (both sets)
 -Seussical rehearsal Tues
 -Seussical rehearsal Thurs
 -4U quizzes and test prep
 -3U Task organization
 -Seussical rehearsal Fri
 -Seussical rehearsal Sat

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -"Steins;Gate" Recap of Ep 6&7 complete
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Our family dinner out on Wednesday
 -Silly poems for the "Doki Doki Literature Club"
 -Lotus Prince's "Doki Doki Literature Club" (Live, Parts 3-10)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Hockey game. Show run for Seuss.

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 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)