Published by admin on 15 Jan 2017

Week 2 of 52

I had fun doing this last week, so here I am again.

Read to the boys every day. 

I missed two nights, one because I got home late and just wanted to get them to bed, and the other because I went to dinner with a friend and while they were awake (AT 10:55PM, AHEM) they were in bed and I wasn’t about to turn on the lights and start reading. Their favorite this week is maybe a tie between Inside Your Outside and The Polar Express.

Read 25 books (not related to above)

I finished The Rose & the Dagger. If you have teen girls, they will love this series. It’s a re-telling of 1,001 Nights and this is the sequel to The Wrath & the Dawn. It is cheesy YA fiction, but I cried at the end.

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

Oof. I don’t want to talk about this right now.

30 days of face care in a row

Still washing my face every night! Still using this fancy face cream.

Get a mammogram

I did not.

Go to the gym 30 times

I didn’t make it to the gym this week. I have high hopes for the coming week, however. 1/30

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

I didn’t manage 2 hours and 15 minutes every day, but I did use my standing desk every day. I’m hoping to build up to longer stands this week.

Get my teeth cleaned

I did not get my teeth cleaned this week.

Floss every day

I did! I flossed every day!

Eat vegetables one time a week

I ate vegetables EVERY DAMN DAY this week.  2/52

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

Still not doing fantastic at this, but I did manage to stay off my phone for a lot of the day this weekend, which is great progress.

Get acupuncture 5 times

Damnit, I forgot to make an appointment, I want to make one. So writing a note in my bullet journal as soon as I’m done with this update.

Go on 10 dates with Seth

Nothing new here, but we have dinner reservations next weekend for my birthday. So yay! 1/10

Go away without the kids with Seth

We were here. Together. Not away.

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Published by admin on 08 Jan 2017

Week 1 of 52

I’m not sure how often I’ll do this check in. Like I said in my original post, One Hundred Dollars a Month does it weekly and it is both annoying and nice to see.

This first week was pretty great. I am still at home, my hiatus ends today and it’s back to the real world tomorrow.

Read to the boys every day. 

I’ve been reading so much to them this week. And they’re requesting the same books over and over, which is… I don’t know, I guess great? Also annoying? Also, making me want to go to the library weekly now. New favorites of theirs are Creepy Carrots and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Read 25 books (not related to above)

I actually finished a book on New Years Day because it was due back at the library. It broke me apart in a lot of ways, and I highly recommend it. Between the World and Me.

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

Not working for two weeks and Christmas and Hanukkah and yeah, have not cut into this at all. Onward!

30 days of face care in a row

I have managed to wash my face each evening. It helps that my Christmas present from Seth was this fancy face cream.

Get a mammogram

I did not get a mammogram this week. I am going to have to get a physical soon, and I’ll get a referral from my OBGYN then. Ugh.

Go to the gym 30 times

I went to the gym! It was hard. But listening to the Hamilton soundtrack actually kind of helps.  1/30

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

I wasn’t at work this week so I did not stand. Tomorrow it begins…

Get my teeth cleaned

I did not get my teeth cleaned this week.

Floss every day

I did! I flossed every day!

Eat vegetables one time a week

I ate vegetables 5 days this week. That’s a lot of spinach. 1/52

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

Uh. Not so great with this, but I did put it in the charger at 10pm a couple of nights AND I did spend an evening reading while the kids were playing instead of staring at my phone. Baby steps?

Get acupuncture 5 times

I plan to call for an appointment tomorrow!

Go on 10 dates with Seth

We had dinner out without the children and it was glorious! Except for the lady who thought watching Youtube on her phone with no headphones was a socially acceptable thing to do at a quiet restaurant. 1/10

Go away without the kids with Seth

We were here. Together. Not away.

 

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Westworld *SPOILERS*

Don’t read this if you haven’t seen Ep. 7 “Trompe L’Oeil.”

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First of all, having this episode come right after the stunning loss of Hillary Clinton to the Grand Dragon of the Cheeto Brigade quite possibly made the violence against women in it even more difficult to watch than on a normal day.  Seeing Clementine get punched in the face repeatedly and Theresa get murdered by strangulation was all too much for me.

Second, the theory that Ed Harris (The Man is Black) is actually William on a different timeline.  They never cross paths! William is never in scene with Anthony Hopkins! It makes a LOT of sense.

Third, Maeve is my new spirit animal.

Fourth, Elsie for sure was killed by Bernard right? And they made an Elsie robot just like they’re going to make a Theresa robot.

Fifth, I’m about to become a reddit denizen, aren’t I?

 

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