Archive for March, 2017

Published by admin on 26 Mar 2017

Week 12 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

I went to the library to pick up my hold for the second book in The Raven Boys series and got some books for the boys. Moses liked the “lesson books” Llama Llama Time to Share and Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, or maybe he just liked that he figured out they were “lesson books.” We also got Dinosaurs in Disguise which was a hit because, duh, dinosaurs, Bread and Jam for Francis (not a hit) and You Can Do It, Bert!, which had Moses and Manny literally rolling on the floor laughing. We had dinner with our friend from Boston and he brought three darling books for the boys,  Leo: A Ghost Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School, and Stuck. Ironically (?) that was the one night I couldn’t read to them because I was out at dinner while our lovely nanny had to try to get those rascals to bed.

Read 25 books (13/25) (not related to above)

I finished A Great and Terrible Beauty on audio, and started Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham and hated it so much I quit after about two hours of listening time. So I started and finished listening to Animal Farm (it’s a very quick listen) and started Ghettoside on audio. I also started book three of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, and I’m going to be so sad when I’m done with this trilogy. I’m also reading Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (another digital item I learned how to check out from the library, woo!) on my phone when I’m trying to get Manny to sleep and really enjoying it. I’m not sure if he has a ghost writer, but it’s really well written and I like the style a lot.

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

UGH.

Get a mammogram

This is just going to sit here and mock me all year, isn’t it.

Go to the gym 30 times (10/30)

Oh, god, I didn’t make it once. I don’t have high hopes for next week either as I’m on call for Jury Duty.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

Monday – 2 hours 15 minutes

Tuesday – 2 hours 15 minutes

Wednesday – 2 hours 22 minutes

Thursday – 1 hour

Friday – none!

Floss every day

Floss, floss, floss.

Eat vegetables one time a week (12/52)

Back to a morning spinach and fruit smoothie and added some protein powder in there to help it fill me up a bit. I also brought my lunch a couple of days and had protein in a lettuce wrap type deal.

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

I deleted Twitter and Facebook from my phone. That has TOTALLY made a difference in the way I use it.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing new to report.

Go on 10 dates with Seth (5/10)

Nothing solo, but we did go out with our friend Allan and it was lovely to have grown up time.

Go away without the kids with Seth

Nope.

100 acts of resistance (30/100)

1-26 can be found here.

27. Called Sen. Harris office to tell them I agree with her calling for AG Sessions’ resignation.

28. Voted in Special Election.

29. Called Sen. Harris to tell her the proposed budget cuts to Meals on Wheels and school lunches for children are unconscionable. (Agreeing with her.)

30. Called Congressman Lieu to express my support of him voting against the replacement for the Affordable Care Act. (3/23/17) [SO FUCKING GLAD IT WAS WITHDRAWN.]

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

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Published by admin on 25 Mar 2017

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My sweet boy who loves to snuggle, read books, watch “something” (usually the opposite something his brother wants to watch), snakes, dinosaurs, trucks, his brother, his mommy and his daddy is three! He is teaching us that parenting isn’t super easy like we first thought and challenges us every day, but he’s the best kind of kid – smart, funny, sweet and full of sass.

Published by admin on 20 Mar 2017

Week 11 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

The book fair was at school last week for the boys. They brought home 3 books each but only Aliens Love Dinopants seems to have made an impression. God, I loved the book fair as a kid. The other one in heavy rotation this week was a Disney’s Wonderful World of Reading book from when I was a kid, Goofy and the Miller, which… I don’t understand the message of at all. Goofy and two goof offs work at this mill.  Goofy does ALL the work and the two goof offs just smoke cigarettes and gamble. The miller decides he wants to retire and says that whomever of the three bring him the best horse gets the mill! Goofy winds up in the woods and helps an old lady do shit like cut wood, then he’s like, “Later, old lady, I gotta find a horse,” and the old lady’s like, I’ll get you a horse just wait three days. And he agrees! The goof offs bring good horses and the miller is torn, but agrees to wait three days for Goofy’s offering.  And low and behold, three days later a princess arrives and it was the old lady and the horse she brings is the best! He broke the spell that was cast over her. So he gets the mill! But then the princess says, or you can just come be with me, boo, and he does. And then the two goof offs have to work to prove which one should get the mill. But we don’t get any resolution to that. We just know that now Goofy is banging a human princess. The kids like it.

Read 25 books (11/25) (not related to above)

Still listening to A Great and Terrible Beauty on audio, and I figured out how to check out audio books from the library and get them downloaded right to my phone! That is probably not new information for other people, but for me it’s revolutionary! Next up is Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham. I love me a good mystery when I’m driving.  Just finished Days of Blood and Starlight I feel like a fair amount of the reviews I read said they didn’t like it as much as the first, but I think I liked it better. Book three, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, is waiting on my bedside.

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

UGH.

Get a mammogram

This is just going to sit here and mock me all year, isn’t it.

Go to the gym 30 times (10/30)

Managed to get to the gym on Sunday. I have a real love hate relationship with the treadmill, but mostly I love it.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

I’ll be able to start up again on Monday! (Provided I can get my desk into my office…)

Floss every day

Floss, floss, floss.

Eat vegetables one time a week (11/52)

I’m really off my smoothie game, but have been eating vegetables with lunch. However, lunch out is starting to be too big a budget item and I’ll need to scale back on that. Hopefully next week I can do some smoothies and lunch salads.

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

Hmmm.  I don’t know, maybe I need to delete twitter and facebook from my phone.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing new to report.

Go on 10 dates with Seth (5/10)

Nada.

Go away without the kids with Seth

Nope.

100 acts of resistance (29/100)

1-26 can be found here.

27. Called Sen. Harris office to tell them I agree with her calling for AG Sessions’ resignation.

28. Voted in Special Election.

29. Called Sen. Harris to tell her the proposed budget cuts to Meals on Wheels and school lunches for children are unconscionable. (Agreeing with her.)

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

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Published by admin on 12 Mar 2017

Week 10 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

I missed Saturday night. This week we read Goofy Minds the House a lot and these Blank learns to Blank books a lot. I like to change the names to the boys names but it makes them really mad even though it’s true, they DO need to learn to listen, share, say please, and help.

Read 25 books (10/25) (not related to above)

I finished The Raven Boys, I’m so glad I did! It really picks up about 100 pages in, which is a lot for me to give a book, but I liked the characters when I could remember who was who and really wanted to know what was going to happen, so I forged ahead. I will read all of the sequels for sure.  Still listening to  A Great and Terrible Beauty on audio. And I started the sequel to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone called Days of Blood and Starlight. (I really wish these YA authors would give these easier titles to remember…)

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

I started working a few days earlier than expected, but some things have come up financially that are going to make this difficult to come close to addressing maybe until June. Maybe not until next year.

Get a mammogram

This is just going to sit here and mock me all year, isn’t it.

Go to the gym 30 times (9/30)

I went two times this week, but then started working. I wanted to go this weekend, but Seth has been sick and I couldn’t get away.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

I started working! Yay! But it’s not going to be until the 20th, when the boys don’t have school, that I’ll be able to get my standing desk in to work.

Floss every day

Floss, floss, floss.

Eat vegetables one time a week (10/52)

I think I only had one smoothie this week, but I did eat veggies at lunch (seaweed salad with my poke bowl, woo!

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

I subscribe to the Make America Read Again newsletter (which is fantastic, and you should subscribe) and she linked to this article. The main takeaway for me was, instead of scrolling through twitter and Facebook in the morning, curl up with your book. So, I tried that. And hey, I finished another book this week!

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing new to report

Go on 10 dates with Seth (5/10)

We went to dinner on Tuesday before my job started and that might be the last time we do that for a while.

Go away without the kids with Seth

We were here. Together. Not away.

100 acts of resistance (28/100)

1-26 can be found here.

I am dealing with some depression stuff and that makes it really hard for me to talk to people on the phone, I did however vote along with 11.45% of Los Angelenos in the special election on Tuesday. (How pathetic is that number. It’s embarrassing.)

27. Called Sen. Harris office to tell them I agree with her calling for AG Sessions’ resignation.

28. Voted in Special Election.

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

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Published by admin on 05 Mar 2017

Week 9 of 52

Are you guys sick of this? Sorry, I’m not. I actually look forward to it every week now.

Read to the boys every day. 

Every dang day. The boys are super into The Aristocats (it’s my OLD copy) but it’s missing the last few pages and I need to buy a new copy but it seems silly for a book they’ll probably not want to read again next week. We also read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs a few times and I tried to get them to watch the movie with me, but it was WAY too different for Moses and he got scared and now Manny is obsessed with the mother dying. Animated movies sure love to kill the mommies.

Read 25 books (9/25) (not related to above)

I didn’t finish anything this week. I started The Raven Boys and I’m having a hard time remembering the characters, something about generic dude names really makes it hard for me. I also started A Great and Terrible Beauty on audio, and I’m loving it, but I think I’d rather read it, but I can’t read and treadmill so… there you go.

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

Yeah, nothing new this week.

Get a mammogram

This is just going to sit here and mock me all year, isn’t it.

Go to the gym 30 times (7/30)

I went three times this week!

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

Still not working. 1 more week and I just realized I have a logistical nightmare of trying to get my standing desk to work because I take the kids to school every morning and it doesn’t fit in my car without the back seat down, etc boring bullshit…

Floss every day

Floss, floss, floss.

Eat vegetables one time a week (9/52)

Smoothies 4 LYFE.

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

You guys.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

I had to cancel my appointment for Saturday because I’m broke as a joke.

Go on 10 dates with Seth (4/10)

We didn’t go out at all this week on our own, but we did have dinner with our friends from DC.

Go away without the kids with Seth

We were here. Together. Not away.

100 acts of resistance (27/100)

1-26 can be found here.

I only managed one call this week, I am feeling super depressed these days, not working, our financial situation and our show probably not going has me down in the dumps. BUT, I did make a call, so there’s something.

27. Called Sen. Harris office to tell them I agree with her calling for AG Sessions’ resignation.

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

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