Monday: Around 6 hrs sleep? (Let's call that standard.) Hurried out to take car via garage, slow leak in tire. Standard school, home before 2pm. Two and a half hours with Alexandra, including snooze, back out 4:30pm to get car and for COMA dinner. Back at 7:30pm, very awake munchkin due to TV volume problem. Half hour to reset for sleep, arm getting very tired. Then grading until after 10pm, vectored to crib, again very sleepy. Downstairs after 11:15pm.
Tuesday: Standard sleep. With Alexandra for half an hour for food, then standard school. Home just after 2pm, with her for half an hour, crashed for half an hour, then Alexandra time from 3:30pm to after 6pm. Decompress, dinner, doing grading, vectoring to crib after 10pm. Got in a story, downstairs, upstairs, downstairs again after 11:30pm.
Wednesday: She was in crib until after 3am! I dreamt Anne-Lise had called to me, went upstairs 4:45am, all was quiet. Back down. Morning was snow, giving bottle, and standard school. Stayed at school to finish grading and for yoga, met the family at Walmart across from movie after 4:30pm. Got munchkin spoons. Home, with me for over half an hour, and she's officially on Similac Stage 2. Some back and forth, with Mom from 7pm on. Towards bed at 9:45pm, stuffed nose, false crib (needed 8 ounces in total), downstairs after 11:15pm.
Thursday: Standard sleep. Maybe 20 minutes with Alexandra, then standard school. Left noon to get home before Anne-Lise's appointment. Went to playgroup but Alexandra was asleep, so didn't go in until 2:20 - and it was full, had to come home. Sadness. Gave her ball to play with, hour long actual sleep, then laughter videos made things better. Total of 4+ hours, then Mom was back. Eventually with just Mom by 5:30pm, towards room just before 8pm, in crib after 9pm. Finished comic chat, and was exhausted.
Friday: Went upstairs for second screaming around 4:30am, helped with bottle. (Had dreamt about comic chat characters.) Never fully fell asleep again, mentally drifted. With Alexandra for half an hour, standard school, then to St. Laurent for 2pm (via shopping) to see Santa (and do more shopping). Home after 3:30pm. With Alexandra for not quite two hours, had to put her asleep in crib to use bathroom, she woke up. Some back and forth, plus dinner and doing dishes, time by myself at 8pm. Vectored to room at 10:30pm, downstairs after 11:30.
Saturday: Went upstairs for the third screaming around 5:15am, to bottle and change. (Apparently Alexandra was good at falling asleep before 1am, then the cold got to her.) Again never fully asleep, had little one from 7:45am to almost 9:15am when she wouldn't sleep. Excitement after 10am though, with first attempt at a meal with solid food. Then 3+ hours with her before 11:30am, including two standard snoozes, one on the road. Took advantage of above zero temperatures to clean windows, lay down just after 3pm. Up again 4pm. Mini-bath 6pm, then major issues with breathing during feed, leading to internet searches, humidifier, propping up crib, etc. New sleep sack used (backwards). Alone time at 8pm again, managed to write the other half of "Epsilon". Stirrings from 10-10:30pm, then to bed.
Item counts run Sunday (Dec 9) to Saturday (Dec 15).
Step Count 2016: About 58,600
Step Count 2017: Over 67,000 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 76,000. 12 stars.
-Groaned about holidays breaking routine, tried to get ahead.
-Too busy before the holidays, Cappies mentoring, tried new phone.
SchoolMail 2016: 59 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 98 (18 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 87 New (12 sent)
We have completed DAY 73 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)
TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
-Graded 4U short tests
-Finished grading 3M tests
-Revised quiz and test for 3M
-Sorting/handling surveys for 4U
WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
-Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
-Wrote "Chanced Erasures 12"
-Started "sequence" song parody
-Craft Show shopping on Sun
-COMA dinner meeting Mon
-Shopping for little one Wed/Fri
-Lotus Prince's "Eternal Darkness" (Parts 11&12), "Snatcher" (Parts 1-6)
UPCOMING FOR SURE:
-Staff Xmas, AL parents in, Timeless movie, house decorating
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)