Saturday, 29 December 2018

Now Parenting: Week 28

Sunday: Under 5h sleep, dreamt of deadly cruise ship. With Alexandra for 2.5 hours after 7am, including standard snooze. Breakfast, then resumed tidying up. Did get a quick nap after the (6kg) weigh-in, then time in the afternoon with the others away to actually play with my Wacom tablet. They returned (without car registration) after 6pm, bath and crib followed. Things were fine from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, then they were not. Settled again around 10:45pm. Downstairs at midnight.
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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?!

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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.

FROM 2016:
-Was sick, but pleased by my writing of 2016.
FROM 2017:
-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"

OTHER ITEMS:
 -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)

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Now Parenting: Week 27

Sunday: OMG, standard sleep. (Dreamt about parking metre issues at a writer convention?) With Alexandra for almost 3.5 hours from 7am, including snooze. (Incidentally, Anne-Lise figured out we were using the bottle warmer wrong.) Then morning meal, nose sucking, and second snooze at 11am - with Mom, so shower and stuff, woo. Out for weight check (13 pounds) and to find a filter for the vaporizer (no luck). Was with Alexandra for an hour, then my own snooze for almost an hour, eventually started bath process after 6pm. Dinner after 7pm, downstairs 10:30pm with still no outcry.
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Monday: Standard 6 hrs sleep. With Alexandra from 6:15am to family breakfast an hour later. Standard school, home by 2:30pm (still no filter). Alexandra time for over an hour when she sat up for at least five seconds unassisted, then asleep myself for half an hour. Out to dinner by 5:30pm, home just over an hour later for the new routine. She did another belly-like laugh when I floated her (a la Simba) after her bath. Cribbed by 7:45pm, I'm grading quizzes. Awake after 9:30pm but seems to be okay with going back to sleep in crib lately! Downstairs 10:30pm.

Tuesday: Standard sleep, plus creepy dream. With Alexandra for a little over half an hour from 6:30am, then photos, then breakfast, then standard school. Returned home for 1pm since Anne-Lise's night had been rough, to spend a couple hours with the little one again (including standard snooze). Left for staff holiday gathering, home again 6pm for bath and bed routine. Little one asleep for 7:30pm, I'm downstairs before 9pm, asleep not long after.

Wednesday: Seven hours sleep(!), awake 4:30am (dream about internet reviewer world) just in time for snot suck crying. Gave change and leftover bottle, helped soothe back to sleep. Had breakfast, read comic, took Alexandra for some time from 6:30am. Prepped for day, standard school, stayed for grading and yoga. Home before 5pm, over an hour with Alexandra, half that time being a snooze. Bath after 6:30pm, only an hour until she was in crib. Then emails, dinner, dishes, and garland hanging; downstairs before 11pm.

Thursday: Less than standard sleep, eventually went upstairs, had Alexandra for an hour before breakfast. Standard school, plus rehearsal after for assembly. (Haircut in the middle.) Then to store for hamper, home by 4:30pm, out to in-laws for visit and to get wife and little one. Home again 6pm. When little one wakes, vectored to bed, cribbed by 7:30pm. Timeless movie! Downstairs after 10:30pm, then upstairs for bottle, then downstairs again.

Friday: Standard sleep (hard to judge when waking in the middle), with Alexandra for an hour after 6am. After breakfast we all headed off to school! She slept for the first part, fussed when anyone else held her, but generally good. Had to do hampers, students had to write tests, rough drafts were submitted, holiday assembly where I had my math song and was part of the teacher song... very busy. Went to get Alexandra after 2pm, home by 3pm, asleep then awake, then asleep for an hour(!). Played for a couple hours after that including some mirror selfies. Anne-Lise back before 7pm, headed to crib. I went to bed around 9:30pm.

Saturday: Awake 3:30am for tears. Then with Alexandra for close to three hours after 7am, and the same after 11:15am. (Breakfast in between, tried grains. Also another hour sleep noonish!) Officially out of number 1 diapers and into size 2. Brief rest at 2:15pm but then back into issues with gifts and setting up the tree, etc. To Chapel St for 7pm, back home to get saline for screaming little one, waited in car as she dozed, upstairs after 8pm. More juggling. Back home after 10pm, then photo manipulations, downstairs 1am. GOD I hate Saturdays.

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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 16) to Saturday (Dec 22).

Step Count 2016: About 46,500
Step Count 2017: Over 70,900 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 79,800. 10 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Was meeting deadlines amid chaos.
FROM 2017:
-Car repair issue, caught a cold, secret santa art sketches.

SchoolMail 2016: 54 (1 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 134 (23 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 144 New (30 sent)
We have completed DAY 78 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Looked over 3M & 4U quizzes
 -Graded more 4U articles
 -Started grading new 3M tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished "Sequence" (Sleigh Ride) song parody
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Staff Xmas gathering Tues
 -House decorating Wed/Thurs/Sat
 -Visit with relatives Thurs
 -"Timeless" movie on Thurs :)
 -Visit with relatives Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Snatcher" (Parts 7-14)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -XMas, Car Trip, Xmas2, lunch w/ friend

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)

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Now Parenting: Week 26

Sunday: Again this week, Sunday seems to be a good sleep day. Dreamt some sort of elimination of contestants thing? Also was watching a DS9 episode in theatres with Avery Brooks there; related to a a panorama view at start and a dish including fois gras, but not an epic episode otherwise. Anyway, with Alexandra for over four hours from about 7:15am, including two snoozes. Out from noon to 2pm (little one has doubled her birth weight!). Grading. Snafu as it took 90 min after 4pm to get a snooze. (Also, head bump.) Called home, bath, dishes, dinner, Dr. Who finale, laundry, grading, general insanity. Towards crib still very sleepy, no story. To bed myself after midnight.
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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.

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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.

FROM 2016:
-Groaned about holidays breaking routine, tried to get ahead.
FROM 2017:
-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

OTHER ITEMS:
 -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)

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Now Parenting: Week 25

Sunday: Another week starts with over 6 hrs sleep. Then Alexandra for 3.5 hours (to 11am) including two snoozes. Breakfast, removed slush in the rain, weigh-in, attempt at a snooze myself, grading. Made dinner 6pm, with Alexandra when she woke for half an hour before bath - with no tears! Huh. To bed after 10pm, managed crib after 11pm before I collapsed downstairs. She slept until 1:30am.
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Monday: Up by 6am, grading papers, leading into standard school. There until after 2pm, home after 3:30pm. Less than an hour with little one before fussing, with Mom from 5pm while dinner and more grading. To bed after 9pm. Downstairs by 10:30pm.

Tuesday: Much crying before 6am (and apparently at 12:30am) when breathing was difficult. Assisted, did grading, took Alexandra for over half an hour. Standard school, plus staff meeting. Home before 4:30pm. With little one for over 90 minutes from 5pm. Dishes, dinner (oven mess), somehow free time at 7:30pm. Towards bed after 10pm, false crib after 11pm, retry, downstairs after 11:30pm.

Wednesday: She was in crib until 3am! Standard school (on 6 hrs sleep), plus math help at lunch. To movies before 1pm for Ralph breaking Internet. Home, then back to movie to get tie. With Alexandra for about 2 hours from 4:15pm, then dinner. Towards bed 8:45pm, downstairs by 10pm, exhausted.

Thursday: Woke before 6am, did some writing. With Alexandra for half an hour, standard school plus test written at lunch. Home for 2pm to clean oven and tidy up. With little one when she got home, 3:45pm, including standard snooze... that led into sleep at 5:45pm lasting 90 minutes. Huh. Only Mom could quell the tears upon awakening. Dinner, comic chat, towards bed after 10pm, downstairs after 11pm.

Thurs/Fri Overnight: Bizarre dreams after wakeup before 5am. An admin boosts a post right before putting little one to bed, flooding my mentions; someone says Michael James (MJ) Miller now teacher in Ottawa; dad takes family for pretzels but Anne-Lise not in car; weird zoo/museum with exhibit/story of people in disaster who don't exist; woke to alarm. Random sidebar, realized protagonist for the Lotus Prince game I'm watching is also Alexandra.

Friday: Observed Alexandra pick up soother and pop in her mouth, woo. Standard school plus anime club, then a couple hours of dealing with MDM surveys. Via store on way home, not with little one until 4pm. Played with ways to handle teething, 100 minutes as Mom made dinner. Towards bed after 10pm, downstairs 11:30pm.

Saturday: Had dreamt of writing Riverdale stories from perspective of Svenson; also buying NaNo merchandise like a pillow cover? Awake before 6:30am. Rough night upstairs, with blocked nose. With Alexandra for almost three hours, including snooze and knocking her head into her chair (oops). Out for breakfast, then alone with daughter again for over two hours from noon. Tears subsided with checking out alarm clock, then eventually was granted a smile. Passed out at 2:30pm for an hour. Some back and forth after 6pm, and after 7:30pm. Attempted crib after 9pm. Then her cold woke her at 10:30pm. Today was a mess.

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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 2) to Saturday (Dec 8).

Step Count 2016: About 51,200
Step Count 2017: Over 62,300 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 68,650. 10 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Trying to finish “Girl + Algebra” while baffled by darkness.
FROM 2017:
-Home life seems busier than work, wondering about my serotonin drugs.

SchoolMail 2016: 63 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 122 (23 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 99 New (22 sent)
We have completed DAY 68 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 3M tests
 -Graded 4U sampling
 -Graded 4U sources
 -Looked at 3M quizzes
 -Staff meeting Tues
 -Modified review and test for 3M
 -Created new 4U comparison Qs
 -Dealing with 4U surveys for teachers
 -Started grading new 3M tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Over 3,000 words on "Time Untied"; temporal fallout from bed.
   (nearing goal, as I'd counted "Epsilon" words in November)

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Does the movie count on Wed? (See also: Mashups.)
 -Brunch with friends on Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Eternal Darkness" (Parts 1 to 10)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -COMA meeting Mon. Playgroup Thurs. Holiday parody.

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, 1 December 2018

Now Parenting: Week 24

Sunday: Over 6 hrs sleep, with Alexandra for an hour (including bottle) before heading out for brunch with parents at 9am. Weight after 10am, then home. Grading, then half hour with little one before I went to a WriteIn. Home for 5pm, immediately attempting to snooze/feed the little one. Transitioned to early bath at 5:45pm, then some back and forth, until finally asleep after 7pm. Woke for bed after 10:15pm, after bottle Mom did story, before 11:30pm I was toast, went downstairs.
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Monday: Awake about 6am, breakfast and day prep, then with Alexandra for over half an hour. Standard school, home for 2pm. With Alexandra for 2.5 hours from 3pm (not consecutive) including standard snooze and six ounces drunk. By 6:30pm, doing grading and miscellaneous over dinner. Awakening at 9:45pm led to bedtime. Downstairs just after 11pm.

Tuesday: Like Monday, except no Alexandra, snow shovelling and going in early before a test. Standard school plus duty, home before 2:30pm. (Story time at the library that morning, plus a snowflake.) Alexandra only woke up at 4:15pm, with her three hours from then including snooze and 7 ounces. Cut self while doing dishes. Attempt at little one's sleep just after 9pm. Downstairs 10pm, not to bed right away.

Wednesday: Awake before 6am. Day prep, with Alexandra for half an hour. Standard morning, on call in afternoon, then no yoga. (Alexandra had a photo shoot at the mall, which went super well because mom thought to use the bib until it was time.) Home about 4pm, back and forth with Alexandra until after 6pm, she's having some mom separation issues. Then dealing with food delivery, dinner, and grading tests. Putting little one to sleep after 9pm did not go well. Depression. Downstairs about 10:45pm. Did some writing.

Thursday: Managed 6 hours (dreamt was playing a card game or something). With Alexandra for about 20 minutes before standard school, plus OSSTF lunch meeting, plus staying afternoon to figure stuff out. Home after 3:30pm, little one was fussy upon arrival, but with her for over an hour (including bottle) before 6pm. (Aspirator was used for first time that morning.) Attempted bed after 9:30pm. Downstairs by 11pm. Upstairs after 11:30pm for tears, then back down. Sporadic writing through the day.

Friday: Over five hours sleep, dreaming about a murder on a hotel train? With Alexandra for half an hour, standard school plus anime club. Home after 2pm, with little one for a bit over half an hour then crashed for a bit. Back and forth after 4:30pm. Eventually to Mom, I did writing, then nail clipping after 8pm and bed towards 8:30pm. Left after 9:30pm to Write-In, home about 11:30pm for final words.

Saturday: Maybe 5 hours sleep - why are theatre dreams always forgetting lines, or makeup? Crying before 7am. With Alexandra for 3+ hours, to 10:30am. Drove ladies out to french protest, did shopping (sold out of our light bulbs??), sort of napped, graded papers, ordered food, little one towards bed after 9pm. But not alone in crib until 10:45pm. Downstairs to queue up serial post.

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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 25) to Saturday (Dec 1).

Step Count 2016: About 55,230
Step Count 2017: Over 67,400 (16 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 72,000. 10 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Had responses to my lament of posts that no one seemed to notice.
FROM 2017:
-WriteIns, musical rehearsal, procrastination on grading/review writing.

SchoolMail 2016: 83 (2 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 102 (11 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 73 New (4 sent)
We have completed DAY 63 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U tests
 -Groups/Revamps for 4U Summative
 -Started grading 3M tests
Started looking into ELL checks, but now our dept is getting training next yr.
Students arranging holiday assembly actually asked if I was doing a song. Neat.
Started getting paperwork in on returning to full time.

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Sunday Library Write-In (2 hrs)
 -Wrote "Chanced Erasures 11" (~2k words)
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Friday market Write-In (1 hr)
 -CTP 'week long book club' catchup/Qs
 -NaNo: To 21561 on Sun (WriteIn), then 22271, 23071, 23919, 25122 & 29225 (Fri).

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Brunch with (grand)parents Sun
 -Card shopping Sat (as little one went protesting franco-cuts)
 -Lotus Prince's "Danganronpa: Trigger" (Parts 41 to end) & "D" (PS1)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Staff 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: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Now Parenting: Week 23

Sunday: 5 hrs sleep, had Alexandra from 7:30am to 10:30am so Anne-Lise could sleep. Then weighing, and little one slept, did quizzes. Left 2:30pm to Rob/Jen's, back after 5pm. With Alexandra 6-7pm, then bath. To bed at 10pm, crib didn't work, too tired, downstairs by 11pm.
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Monday: Had 6+ hrs sleep, upstairs worked okay too. Standard school plus duty. Home before 1:30pm, 45 minutes with Alexandra then she got fussy. Left before 3pm, Write-In, back after 6pm, Mom took her meds. Towards 7pm, started getting fussy, so sleep routine. Asleep 8pm but then troubles 15 minutes later. Traded off dinner, in beds before 10pm.

Tuesday: Awake before 6:30am, prepped for day including calling about car, had Alexandra for maybe 15 minutes. NOT a standard school day, after teaching needed to deal with math contest issues, plus had to create more reviews and things anyway. Home just after 4pm (Alexandra got story time at the library that day) and then with little one for three hours until after 7pm, including standard snooze and very soiled diaper. Total breakdown after, while trying to deal with school email, dinner, and the little one simultaneously. Bedtime routine had her in crib before 9pm, with a few hiccups. Downstairs after 10pm to mark quizzes and upload article.

Wednesday: Awake before 7am again (sigh), fairly standard school day (mailed math contests). To movies before 1pm for "Fantastic Beasts 2" with family, home for 4pm. Less than an hour with little one (including bottle) and she got fussy, went to breast. Back with Dad again after 7:30pm. Attempted sleep routine before 8:30pm. Took until almost 10pm to be asleep in crib and me downstairs. Crib training likely will not start tomorrow, to allow time for further research/bonding. (Once you start, 20 minutes in crib without removal, no exceptions, even in morning.)

Thursday: Seven hours sleep. O.o Awake by 6am, did work, with little one for half an hour, then standard school day with anime club. Home before 2:30pm, car was repaired, home again about 4pm. Alexandra arrived in full snooze, followed by screams at 4:45pm, only Mom could feed her. A bit of back and forth, then she was asleep at 6pm. Awake at 9pm after nail cutting, to her room. Was downstairs after 10:30pm but not immediately to sleep.

Friday: Restless sleep, PD Day, home for 1:30pm, nap. With Alexandra for 90 minutes after 3pm. Then again from 5:45 to 7pm, which would have been longer except Mom's fitness class was changed without any notice. They were asleep in the living room after 9:30pm; attempt to go to crib at 10:15pm. Everyone to bed by 11:30pm.

Saturday: Seven hours sleep included Dr. Who dream? With Alexandra for just under two hours from 7:30am. Then brunch, walk, and with her again for 90 minutes from noon. Put up outside lights before tomorrow's (freezing) rain, did grading. Parents in after 4pm with Christmas toy box, small chair, wagon. Walked to Works with Dad. They left before 9pm, more grading as little one slept with Mom. Still asleep after 11pm, rest of us getting tired.

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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 18) to Saturday (Nov 24).

Step Count 2016: About 59,800
Step Count 2017: Over 60,500 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 69,000. 10 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Lamented my regular schedule of posts that no one seemed to notice.
FROM 2017:
-Resuming regular teaching and writing. Discovered Lotus Prince.

SchoolMail 2016: 64 (1 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 94 (18 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 65 New (19 sent)
We have completed DAY 58 -1(tornado). (Includes 2 PD Days.)




TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Looked at 3M quizzes
 -Updated 4U and 3M tests
 -Dealing with Math Contests
 -Created new 3M review
 -Professional Development Friday, woo
 -Looked at other 3M quizzes
 -Started grading 4U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Monday Financial Centre Write-In (1.5 hrs)
 -Some CTP 'week long book club' and NaNo posts
 -NaNo: To 12641 on Sun, then 14157 (FinC), 14467, 15273, 17274, 18410 & 18810

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Jen/Rob b'day lunch gathering Sun
 -Munchkin Movie Wed
 -Brunch Sat morning
 -Visiting with (grand)parents Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Danganronpa: Trigger" (Parts 31 to 40)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -A WriteIn. (That's it??)

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, 17 November 2018

Now Parenting: Week 22

Sunday: Woke 2:30 and 3:45am (before and after Alexandra's feeding), then before 7am. Two hours with her (including bottle and standard snooze), then prep for Remembrance Day ceremony. Which was cut short after the two minutes of silence because she was hungry and we didn't have the diaper bag. Then lunch with friends, noon until 3pm (including travel time). Some work, phoned home, then Sunday routine (bath, Anne, DrWho, bed) ending 10:30pm. Downstairs.
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Monday: Woke upon hearing things 6am. With Alexandra for an hour before heading out. Standard school, then went to IKEA write-in from 2pm for 2hrs. Home about 5pm, an hour with little one, then she was cranky and slept. I did dinner and report cards. Attempted to put her to sleep about 10:30pm. Resumed about 11:45pm until 12:30am. Downstairs.

Tuesday: Awake after 6am again, dreamt everyone was crying. Standard school plus duty, work plus extracurriculars, picked up boots and lightbulb changes, home before 3pm, with Alexandra for 3 solid hours (including standard snooze). Then 6:30pm to try and have her sleep (after failed light removal), and sudden iPad dropping broke me. Completely. Dinner and more report cards, dead inside. Little one to bed somewhat after 10pm, had six ounces, from crib to bed after 11pm. Downstairs.

Wednesday: Awake about 6am. Standard school though had to deal with writing awards poll setup. Report card comments in the afternoon (done thank god), then yoga. Home via the store, arrived by 5:30pm, time with Alexandra. Which morphed into sleep time around 6:30pm. Able to leave her in crib after 8pm. Went downstairs before 10pm to sleep, that out of it.

Thursday: Awake about 5am, might have slept a bit after until 6:15am. Spent an hour with Alexandra before heading out. Standard school, plus handling math contest stuff. Home before 2:30pm, others home at 3:30pm, time with little one including standard snooze. Back out again before 6:30pm for Arts Night. Home just after 9pm, and usual 90 minutes to get Alexandra to bed. Then another 45 minutes a little before midnight for new change, new bottle, and bed again. Stayed upstairs.

Friday: Awake for brief comfort 2:15am. Awake before 4am to try and get little one back to sleep. Downstairs 4:15am. In midst of snow, bashed car on two curbs arriving at school, now it steers funny. Got another teacher to deliver awards, got car to mechanic, detour in their loaner via house for snow tires when problem couldn't be quickly diagnosed, actually home 2:30pm. 3:15pm, trying to help put little one to sleep. Fail. 3:50pm, same thing, leading to a 20 minute snooze, play, bottle, and a standard snooze that stretched out to 6:30pm. Switch to Mom, dinner prep, bedtime began somewhat before 9pm. Went downstairs 10pm to collapse.

Saturday: Six hours straight asleep, followed by a bit more. With Alexandra from 6:30am to after 9am, including snooze. Headed out with her an hour later to the WriteIn (also same day as the parade, oh right). She was a big hit there, definitely likes looking at faces and doing her bashful bit. There was a nice closet for her mat too. Bit of a snooze, longer one later in the stroller (before 2pm). Mom got her a bit before 3pm, mostly writing after that (including a sprint to beat prior sprints, hah). Left after 5pm, trapped briefly in World Exchange parking, home before 7pm, dishes, bed for little one at 8pm. Then catchup on stuff, didn't get to grading. Especially when she woke just after 11pm, and 100 minutes later, as this post goes up, still back at square one in terms of sleep.

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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 11) to Saturday (Nov 17).

Step Count 2016: About 57,300
Step Count 2017: Over 61,400 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 72,000. 11 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Went to a staff gathering. Started putting NaNo work on Wattpad.
FROM 2017:
-Full work week. NaNo at 23k, first TTNexus article, last fertility injection.

SchoolMail 2016: 52 (1 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 86 (28 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 96 New (22 sent)
We have completed DAY 53 -1(tornado). (Includes PD Day.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Totally graded 3M tests
 -Graded 4U articles that were done
 -Report card calculations for both classes
 -Report card comments for both classes
 -Readjusted 3M lessons (incl. solving tables)
 -Dealing with Marion Drysdale Award Voting
 -Attended Arts Night

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Monday IKEA Write-In (2 hrs)
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Wrote "Chanced Erasures 10" (~1.8k words)
 -All-Day Write-In Sat
 -NaNo: To 5846 on Sun, then 7388 (Ikea), 7562, 7709, 8221, 8655 & 12155 (AllDay).

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Remembrance Day and lunch with friends Sun
 -Finished Baby Sign Language Basics (to page 132)
 -Lotus Prince's "Danganronpa: Trigger" (Parts 24 to 30)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Outing to Jen/Rob, Car Repair, Parents arrive

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)

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Now Parenting: Week 21

Sunday: Went downstairs at 12:30am. A five hour sleep set? Included dream of BTTF where Doc had missed cable on tree, leading to timeline where he warns himself of it and fixes things... also car was plugged in to fly? Cries at 6:15am (actually 5:15am) due to saline. With her for 2.5 hours from after 8am. Then grading, then to NaNo WriteIn for a couple hours (including a word sprint of 200 before 3pm). Bath time at 6:30pm had tears. Did the new crib routine but after 9pm. In bed before 11pm. Saline/nose issues shortly thereafter.
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Monday: Up at some point, then at 5am, then 6am. Since it was like 7am anyway, did grading. Regular school day, with little one for 90 minutes, back out at 3:45pm for math meeting. Returned after 6:30pm, Alexandra still asleep, bottle and play before 8pm, then in crib by 9pm. Some grading, a bit of writing, also student emails. Downstairs for sleep, midnight-ish.

Tuesday: Awake 6am, played with Alexandra for close to an hour before heading out. School day included staff meeting, home about 5:30pm. Anne-Lise was sick. Took little one out for a drive about 6:15pm. She slept 6:30pm to 9:30pm, graded papers in car with soothing CD music, have headache. Then she slept again with Mom, so of course was awake at 11pm. Tried a routine before 11:30pm. Hah. Gave up after 12:30am, I went downstairs.

Wednesday: Five straight hours of sleep, apparently, and everyone else was asleep at 6:15am (but up an hour later). School, with duty, not well enough for yoga, home after 1:30pm. 100 minutes with Alexandra, including standard snooze (guess she still can fall asleep in my arms). Then I conked out for an hour. Left for dad play group after 5:30pm, there until a bit before 7pm, asleep on the way home. Awake before 8pm to attempt crib, success before 9pm, breathing issues due to cold 10:15-10:45pm. Downstairs.

Thursday: Woke to alarm, weird (was up around 5am). School, home before 2pm, glued blind, cleaned dishes, lay down, couldn't fall asleep. Others home 4pm, gave bottle at 4:30pm when Alexandra awoke, some back and forth until she was getting tired at 7pm, attempted sleep routine. Worked by 8pm, though bottles necessary after 9pm, and soother at 11pm. Downstairs.

Friday: School, remembrance assembly, anime club, home with Alexandra after 1:30pm. Ninety minutes included a standard snooze. Then back and forth a bit as little one fussed, lunch/dinner was made, attempted more play after 6pm but ended up with Mom. Was OUT for over three hours. To bed after 10pm but with normal routine of story time. Downstairs around midnight.

Saturday: A couple hours with Alexandra after 7am. Brunch (snow still on the grass), failed shopping, then over a half hour of crying that I couldn't fix... followed by 90 minutes asleep (crying takes a lot out of you). Then I went out to deal with the eavestroughs for 90 minutes. 5pm was my first break of the day. Little one strangely asleep until 7:30pm; slightly bumpy trip to crib, but read numbers book, watched over for 15 minutes after 9pm. Then dinner. Plan is to sleep upstairs.

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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 4) to Saturday (Nov 10).

Step Count 2016: About 52,000
Step Count 2017: Over 60,250 (15 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 68,800. 10 stars.

FROM 2016:
-ALL the writing, including considerations for restored math comic.
FROM 2017:
-Board messed with me as I returned to work. Marking for reports.

SchoolMail 2016: 56 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 96 (11 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 98 New (17 sent)
We have completed DAY 48 -1(tornado). (Includes PD Day.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U tests
 -Looked through 3M quizzes
 -Staff Meeting
 -Revised 3M quizzes/lessons for quads
 -Mostly graded 3M tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Sunday NaNo Write-In (2 hrs)
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -NaNo: 3,792 on Sun (included "Epsilon"). To 3965, 4118, 4347, 4821, 5182, 5486.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -COMA meeting and minutes
 -Dad/Kid playgroup Wednesday
 -Brunch Saturday
 -Eavestroughs and porch cleaned out
 -Baby Sign Language Basics (15 chapters to page 90)
 -Lotus Prince's "Danganronpa: Trigger" (Parts 12 to 23)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Remembrance Day, Report Cards, All Day WriteIn

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, 3 November 2018

Now Parenting: Week 20

Sunday: With little one from 8am to 10am. Weigh-in, costume purchase (only $5), regular shopping (including pumpkin), cleaning kitchen, grading papers. Trading munchkin back and forth a bit before bath, after 6:30pm. Liked the ghosties in the window, and the story after. More sleep, nail clipping, to bed from 10:30 to 11:15pm.
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Monday: Very vocal after 5:30am, went downstairs. Teaching as normal, plus duty, then policies and procedures to go over plus prep; home for 3pm. With little one for 90 minutes, bit of trading off. Left before 7:30pm for boxing assistance and back after 10pm. Attempted sleep after 10:30pm, went to do grading. A-L did another bottle, there was sleep, but then not, but then yes...

Tuesday: YOWZA. To bed by 1am but up at 1:45am when little one still wouldn't sleep. Munched on hand, a bit of bottle, then she fell asleep in my arms (on my lap) as A-L finally got some rest. I went downstairs for 3am to try and get 4 straight hours of sleep. (Little one awakened 4:45am.) To work, then branch meeting at lunch, then an hour as I phoned a parent and prepared an email followup to key individuals. Not home until after 2pm, then three straight hours with Alexandra as A-L went to a meeting with financial advisor. Included a standard snooze (slightly extended) in same position as previous night. Then did dishes, cooked dinner, carved pumpkin, separated seeds, searched for tea light candles, and suddenly it's 10:30pm. Attempted sleep 10:45pm, still awake an hour later but with some coaxing, everyone else asleep a bit after midnight. Went downstairs, might be freezing rain tomorrow.

Wednesday: Heard footsteps, otherwise slept. Rain only. Captain Haddock (seen as Highlander) for Halloween, other teacher sharing my room was Jack Sparrow by coincidence. Entire Incredibles team within department. Stayed during afternoon to mark, etc, then yoga after school. Mom and little one did St. Laurent walk in costume. I was home for 4:30pm to do pictures. Put pumpkin out just before 5:15pm, almost immediately had someone. Able to give Alexandra bottle, Mom cooked dinner. Many more people as compared to last year! 33 total, last at 8:35pm. Finished tests, then had to tag team on getting little one asleep before 12:30am.

Thursday: Standard school day, plus duty, plus math contest stuff. Had planned on leaving earlier, but my OS wanted to update. Brief booting scare, then it needed to download something like 1.8 GB, took well over an hour, so I did prep. Left 2:45pm, via St. Laurent (discount Halloween decorations), home after 3:30pm. Brief repose, tired munchkin home (from play group) a bit after 4pm. Spent 90 minutes trying to get her to sleep, including hand off and bottle. Asleep before 6pm. SHE SLEPT. By 7pm, I rub tummy and do bicycle legs, still asleep. Changed her, kinda awake, immediately asleep again. Did more prep, kind of woke at 8:30pm for handoff. To crib at 11pm, I passed out before midnight, Mom took over.

Friday: Awake 4:30am. (I knew the earlier sleep time would be an issue.) Took little one for almost half an hour before heading out. Standard school day, plus anime club. Home about 1:15pm, then off for vaccinations. She took it well (I held her this time), back home for 3:45pm, I slept for an hour, Alexandra slept longer. Then work in the kitchen (pumpkin seeds worked this year). And after shifting last feed to 11pm so it would reset to 10pm at stupid Daylight Savings, instead tried for bedtime at 7:30pm, after she was up for a bit. Much trading off, asleep before 10pm. Tried to do some writing.

Saturday: Up 12:45am. Mom could get her to sleep, but not in the crib; tried myself, asleep for 1:45am. Went downstairs to get 4 straight hours of sleep (woke 6:15am, heard cries). With the little one for a bit over 2.5 hours from 7:30am including a standard snooze. Investigated burned out j-type halogen bulb. With the little one for a bit over 2.5 hours again, including an hour long walk in the rain where she slept. 2pm: food, yuri videos, nap (of almost 90 min). Helped snooze the little one at 5:30pm. Bump on the head. New bed routine at 7:30pm (bottle, change, story, breast/song, bed) had her asleep by 8:45pm. Then awake 30 minutes later... and again after that... process needs work. Finished writing, started grading.

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Item counts run Sunday (Oct 28) to Saturday (Nov 3).

Step Count 2016: About 56,900
Step Count 2017: Over 54,800 (15 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 71,100. 12 stars.
Six star walk on Saturday. In the rain.

FROM 2016:
-Felt good about writing, perused NaNo forums, sent zero emails.
FROM 2017:
-On medical leave, SOAP reunion, poor Halloween showing.

SchoolMail 2016: 57 (0 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 69 (1 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 60 New (9 sent)
We have completed DAY 43 -1(tornado). (Includes PD Day.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Review of all forms and regulations
 -Finished grading 3M tests
 -Looked through 3M quizzes
 -Made 4U teacher file and Sampling Eval
 -Updated 3M review and test
 -New solving sheet for 3M
 -Started grading 4U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Wrote "Chanced Erasures 9" (2115 words)
 -NaNo: 112 words before A went to bed Thurs.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Shopping/weighing with little one (again)
 -Helped with boxing at a friend's
 -Pumpkin carving and seed separation
 -Halloween prep (decorations) and evening
 -Medical (vaccination) appointment
 -Lotus Prince's "Danganronpa: Trigger" (Parts 1 to 11)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -COMA meeting, Staff meeting, Dad/Kid group, Arts Night(?)

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, 27 October 2018

Now Parenting: Week 19

Sunday: With Alexandra for 200 minutes from 7am. Headed out 11am for weighing; first flakes of snow on her head. Jogged in mall for a snooze. Busy day overall. Alexandra fell asleep before bath time, so deferred, then took two hours to get her to sleep (by midnight).
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Monday: Usual teaching. Mom and daughter went to the St. Laurent morning stroll. I got home about 2pm, we went to vote before 4pm, I had an hour nap, then time with little one before and after bath (which she did NOT appreciate), plus reading (possibly appreciated) which meant two books that day (including french one). Sleep for 11pm wasn't an issue.

Tuesday: Little one couldn't get back to sleep in the middle of the night, and then couldn't snooze. So after usual teaching plus duty, was with Alexandra for 2.5 hours including an hour long drive; only 20 minutes of actual sleep there. Some passing back and forth between 5 and 6pm, then finally she was asleep. After 10pm? Would. Not. Sleep. I went downstairs after midnight.

Wednesday: Little one needed saline runs, including 5:30am. I leave for school before 7:30am, leave school at noon to pick up Mom & Alexandra from the doctor. She's fine, if underweight. Then "Smallfoot" at the movies, some good times there. Followed by some rejection at home, but all is well for some play at 7pm. At 10:30pm, gradually had six ounces, then was out for four hours.

Thursday: Regular day at school, then went for flu shot (brought grading). Mom and munchkin went to play group, we all got home about 4pm. Traded off, Mom got the shorter end of the stick because Alexandra couldn't get comfortable for a snooze except with her (though she snoozed a lot today). Tried a level 2 flow bottle - only works well when she's fully awake. Usual hour to put her to bed... followed by another 40 minutes of Dad trying to put her to bed again. And then she was up again. Went downstairs after 12:45am.

Friday: Regular day plus anime club at school. Home but tired before 2pm. Trade offs, managed a half hour snooze myself. She was back with Mom by 6:30pm, I went out for gas, Linkara at 8pm, Mom had to put the little one to bed after she coughed while drinking with me and I just couldn't.

Saturday: With Alexandra from 7:30am to 10:30am, including a standard snooze (last time she's comfy in my arms, maybe? it's been harder). Back with her 11:15am to... well, she wouldn't eat (teething!), called Mom, decided to meet at mall as had been planned for 2pm, by 3:30pm I was back home early and near catatonic, so this was a higher stress day. Two hours of recovery with some sleep later, and we could spell back and forth again, as she was still awake at 8:30pm. (At least she had bottle?) To sleep after 10:45pm, we try... she is very out of it.

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

Step Count 2016: About 48,300
Step Count 2017: Over 61,600 (14 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 69,750. 10 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Finished T&T mostly. Put away hose, etc. outside.
FROM 2017:
-Went on anti-anxiety/depression pills, reading book doctor recommended.

SchoolMail 2016: 63 (3 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 118 (7 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 61 New (11 sent)
We have completed DAY 38 -1(tornado). (Includes PD Day.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 4U tests
 -Looked through 4U quizzes
 -Created revised 3M quizzes
 -Started grading 3M tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote a second Jughead Time Police column
 -Wrote a third Jughead Time Police column
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Shopping/weighing with little one
 -Helped with boxing at a friend's
 -Watched online debate, municipal voting
 -Flu shot & shopping
 -AT4W 10 year anniversary livestream (with A-L)
 -Lotus Prince's "Ride to Hell Retribution" (Parts 10 to end)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Medical appointment

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)

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Now Parenting: Week 18

Sunday: Wee one has needed saline two mornings running. Cold? Spent time with her from 8am to 9:45am including a standard snooze (30 min). Weighed, then to CanCon for three panels plus a bit more. Home via the card store, with Alexandra from 4:15pm to 5:45pm including a standard snooze. Dinner, then bath time, then story at 6:30pm - Pano the train, read on the move. Then with Mom sleeping from 7pm, and Doctor Who at 8pm. Alexandra to bed after 10pm, after cutting her nails. Parts of that typical, parts not so much.
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She slept until after 4am, surprising Mom, and formula ended up on the floor. Things went well enough at school, Dad catching some of Eva Olsson's presentation in the afternoon. He made it home just after 2pm, time with wee one for an hour and a half including a snooze, then did dishes, then little one, then break after 5:15pm. Story time at 6:30pm for the Explorers book while Mom cooked, then handoff at 7pm. Dealing with recycling at 9:30pm woke her, resulting in slightly earlier attempt at bed. Very talkative in crib! By 11:30pm, brought into our bed, I went downstairs. Sigh.

I woke after 6am, during a saline run upstairs. Teaching went okay, then more prep for 3M, then shopping, home before 3pm and the day hadn't gone too bad. With little one from 3:15pm to 3:45ish, then again 5pm to after 6:30pm including standard snooze. Cooked dinner, uploaded Nexus column, bit of grading, 10pm standard sleep pattern, in bed by 11pm. There was even pumping. Too normal - Wednesday was a bit nuts. Nearly ran into student in parking lot, and securities people called my class at 11am because home alarm had been set off. Also had duty, no time for lunch.

Home by 1:30pm after stopping at bookstore. Munchkin trading along with phone calls and filling out lots of paperwork; didn't get to snooze (wee one did), did get to wrap presents and find candles. Dinner out at Cat's from 6pm to 7pm, then cake and gifts and planning for 3M course. Bedtime after 10:30pm (music seems to help?), I wasn't in bed until midnight. Did need the alarm to wake.

Thursday was LONG, at school for parent-teacher interviews, and did a bunch of prep and grading before those. Before though, got the 4 month pictures. Ladies at home went back to bed, then on a walk that didn't end up getting them to the playgroup... anyway, when I got home at 7:45pm, wee one was kind of waking, so had a half hour to give her a bottle and walk. Then comic chat, put her to bed at 10:30pm, and collapsed at 11pm even though she was still restless. Then up at 1:30am. And 2am and 3:30am and 6am. Right.

Friday was teaching (first full week in a month), then anime, then prep work for Monday, home a little after 2pm and mowed lawn since Alexandra was asleep. But called back in, and spent three hours with her including a 45 minute snooze(!), bottle, change, time on mat... all the things. Then back to the lawn. Then cooked dinner. Managed to finish all things before 8pm. Went slightly catatonic. Little one woke at 9:30pm, so tried to get her to sleep then. White noise machine dropped after 10pm. I passed out downstairs.

Woke at 5:30am, having had six hours of interrupted sleep, but felt better. Returned upstairs, had semi-sleep until taking Alexandra at 7am. With her until 9am, including a 20 minute snooze. Then out for brunch, then with Alexandra for three hours, noon to 3pm... which included 30 minutes of screaming for some reason, leading to stroller in the basement, and a slightly longer than average snooze. Amazing what an hour nap in the afternoon can do to rejuvenate.

Lots of tidying in the evening, also shopping. Trimmed Alexandra's nails, then usual routine at 10pm, except she wouldn't fall asleep. x.x Songs helped. And there were hugs. I think in future I'll whittle these down, as it is, any time traveller would be able to track me all too well, plus maybe I'm embarrassing my daughter somehow. (I'd figure it out now, but I'm too tired.)

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

Step Count 2016: About 53,450
Step Count 2017: Over 61,600 (15 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 79,000. 8 stars.

FROM 2016:
-Dealt with figuring out benefits, and found my writing groove. Simpler times.
FROM 2017:
-Implosion from teaching CS, everything is off, there is no joy.

SchoolMail 2016: 88 (1 sent)
SchoolMail 2017: 120 (12 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 114 New (20 sent)
Some sent messages were automated, parent bookings. We have completed DAY 33-1. (Includes PD Day.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Creating new 3M quiz and test
 -Creating new 3M review
 -Going through 3M quizzes
 -Grading most of 4U Tests
 -Parent-Teacher Interviews

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote BTTF: Hard Time Served article, got images
 -Thursday Comic Tea Party Chat
 -Wrote "Chanced Erasures 8"

OTHER ITEMS:
 -CanCon Sunday
 -Much paperwork filled out (RESPs, etc)
 -Birthday dinner Wed
 -Yard work (lawn mowed, sweeping)
 -Brunch with Friends Sat
 -Lotus Prince's "Ride to Hell Retribution" (Parts 1 to 9)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Voting (+research), Medical appointment

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)