Monday: Standard sleep. (Dreamt I was back in time in my own body, before some natural disaster. No internet to look things up, also no beard. Shaved, and when returned, still no beard.) With Alexandra for 1.5 hours from 7am (including snooze), family breakfast with eggs (didn't seem thrilled), was with Mom again after 10am. Mostly back and forth during the day to allow for wrapping and tidying. Arrivals began after 5pm. Alexandra's gifts first, vectored to bed approaching 8pm. Awoke briefly 8:45pm, more persistently 10:45pm, then wouldn't return to sleep 11:45pm, eventually brought her out after midnight. Amazing gifts were had, one my wife autographed.
Tuesday: Back in crib sleepy at 1:45am. Downstairs, I'm too wired to sleep yet, coloured math characters, asleep after 3am. Awake before 7:30am, stumbled upstairs, Anne-Lise took first shift. Never quite asleep, took over from 9am-10:30am (including snooze for little one), then breakfast, then out to visit again. Again she snoozed with me 12:30-1pm, I headed back early... no snooze, published post. Tidied up with everyone after 2:30pm, collapsed for 30 min at 4:15pm (still failed to sleep), packed suitcases. Alexandra towards crib by 6pm, rough evening - ended up sleeping as long as music was playing? Woke as I went downstairs, 9:30pm.
Wednesday: Woke up before 6:30am, took Alexandra for a half hour from 7am, then breakfast and final loading of the car. Left 8:45am; service stop 10-10:45am; lunch stop 12:00-1:15pm. Then decided to drive through Toronto without an extra break, which caused much misery... two traffic slowdowns and 45 minutes on the Yorkdale exit I will never get back, as everyone apparently went for boxing day sales. Found a small mall off Jane St for a diaper change (apparently sketchy part of town?). Reached destination around 5:15pm. Dinner, much crying before 6:30pm led to starting bedroom routine then. Alexandra managed sleep at 7:30pm thanks to music, chatted with parents. Vectored back to room after 9pm, bed 10pm, awake by 11:30am for little one, who went next door.
Thursday: Took Alexandra for over an hour from about 6:30am including surprise standard snooze. Breakfast with her at the table 8am, on the road after 10am to my sister's. Stockings for kids in early afternoon, then standard snooze until close to 2pm, followed by presents. Went with a half hour walk with my Dad until 4pm. Dinner 5pm, more pass-the-munchkin. Left for home at 7pm after family photo time. Bedtime routine after she awoke upon our arrival, brief missing soother issues; asleep before 9pm. Bed myself a half hour later. Awake 11pm.
Friday: Awake 5am. (Dreamt about text D&D in the real world?) Took Alexandra for 2.5 hours from 6:15am. Breakfast for her at 9am, out with Grandpa for our breakfast (Grandma not feeling well) after her second snooze at 10am. Back about noon, got a couple hours to organize gifts/photos/files (hey, 10 subs on Tapas), then an hour to sleep. With little one from 3:30pm for a snooze, then some back and forth until dinner at 6pm. Vectored to bath and bed after 6:30pm (read a story, one they had here). In crib less than an hour later, though activity at 8:20pm and 9:20pm and... gave up 9:45pm.
Saturday: Strange dreams, but decent rest. With Alexandra from 6:30am to 9am, including standard snooze and fun with grandparents. Then breakfast with everyone. Managed to get some writing done during the day, along with meeting a friend for lunch from 12-1pm, and another standard snooze (process starting around 3:30pm). Dinner at 6pm, vectored to crib after 6:30pm, more difficulty getting her settled again. Down by 8pm, up after 9pm, then up again... 2:30am?!
Item counts run Sunday (Dec 23) to Saturday (Dec 29).
Step Count 2016: About 36,000
Step Count 2017: Over 55,400 (19 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 56,400. 10 stars.
Fri/Sat were only 5,150.
-Was sick, but pleased by my writing of 2016.
-Getting over being sick, did art and writing, busy but not stressed.
SchoolMail 2016: 0 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 17 (2 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 3 New (2 sent)
Holding at DAY 78 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)
TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
Nope. Really wanted to finish those 3M tests.
WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
-Drew, inked and coloured images for Sequenced parody
-Author Aside posting for math comic (incl. Tapas)
-Wrote "Chanced Erasures 13"
-Hosting Xmas Monday
-Visiting relatives Tuesday
-Long (8+ hr) drive Wednesday
-Second Xmas Thursday
-Lunch with Mark in Georgetown Sat
-Lotus Prince's "Snatcher" (Parts 15 & 16)
UPCOMING FOR SURE:
-Car Trip, Dr Who special
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)