Published by admin on 13 Nov 2017

Week 45 of 52

This weekend we took the boys to the Griffith Park pony rides and man those are some sad ponies. Manny started screaming as soon as he got on the horse, but calmed down very shortly after. Poor kid does not like quick transitions.

Read to the boys every day. 

Oh Say Can You Say Dinosaur?, Moonpowder – this has such great illustrations and is a really sweet story, Sheep is Scared, and guys, Moses has these little news print books with all of the sight words he’s learning and he is so excited that he can read them! (I am too, I can’t wait to have him read the story at night.)

Read 25 books (33/25) (not related to above)

I finished What Happened, with some tears, and I finished Authority, book two of the Southern Reach trilogy which really picked up speed at the end but was also not that great. I have Acceptance, the final book, waiting for me at the library. And I started Go Tell it on the Mountain.

Reduce debt to 45% of credit available (the amount of debt I’m carrying is my biggest stressor)

Nothing, oh well.

Go to the gym 30 times (30/30) (completed 10/22/17)

I meant to go on Sunday, but my anxiety is crushing me right now. I just want to be home under the covers.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

Nothing!

Floss every day

Couple times.

Eat vegetables one time a week (45/52)

Yes. Smoothie, smoothie, smoothie, salad, green beans.

Break phone addiction (phone off at 10pm at night and away when I’m not taking pictures or checking email at home)

I hate my phone.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing.

Go on 10 dates with S (10/10) (Completed 11/09/17)

Complete! I loved this challenge. We went to The Smokehouse (a Burbank institution) and I had a martini and a steak. NO RAGRETS.

Go away without the kids with S

Probably not gonna happen this year.

100 acts of resistance (58/100)

1-26 can be found here.

27-35 here.

36-40 here.

41-54 here.

55. Donated to a Donors Choose campaign for bilingual books for kids in an LAUSD school. (Donors Choose is such a great organization.)

56. Remembered to use Amazon Smile for all of my Amazon purchases this week!

57. More Amazon Smile usage.

58. Told my relatives that saying “Merry Christmas” was never illegal.

COMPLETED

30 days of face care in a row (30/30) – Finished in January

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – 2/15/17)

Get a mammogram (COMPLETED 6/27/17)

Read 25 books (25/25) (COMPLETED 7/31/17)

Go to the gym 30 times (30/30) (10/22/17)

Go on 10 dates with S (10/10) (Completed 11/09/17)

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Halloween Kids Books

I’ve been compiling a list of the books the boys liked the best this year and thought I’d do a quick Halloween post with a few of our favorites and ask for your suggestions. I love seasonal books and the boys really enjoy Halloween books. They might be my sister’s children. She is a HUGE fan of Halloween. I am just a huge fan of candy. And those Halloween animal skeletons that Target is carrying this year, but I just discovered Amazon also has.

So, please comment if you have a kids’ book you love (or loved) to read during Halloween!

Here are my favorites.

  1. Old Witch Rescues Halloween (oh wow, this must be a rare book the used prices are so high…)
  2. Old Witch and the Polka Dot Ribbon
  3. Creepy Carrots
  4. Room on the Broom
  5. Leo: A Ghost Story
  6. Mouse’s First Halloween
  7. Stellaluna (This isn’t a Halloween story, but it’s a story about a bat! So, kind of on theme.)
  8. It’s Raining Bats and Frogs
  9. Skeleton Hiccups
  10. Night Animals (Another one that isn’t a Halloween story, but for some reason it feels Halloween-y to me)
  11. Spooky Old Tree (This is the first book I remember reading all by myself, my parents hadn’t read it to me before I read it, so it felt like magic. Maybe this is why I like spooky things so much.)

Clearly, I need to do some library building.

 

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