Archive for June, 2017

Published by admin on 25 Jun 2017

Week 25 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

We read every night this week, and I finally read this Snakes book that we got from Scholastic about a month ago. I learned a lot, guys.  There is a farting snake. It farts to scare away predators. Why is this snake not a character in a major motion picture?

Read 25 books (20/25) (not related to above)

I finished Faithful Place on audio and it’s no The Likeness, and the narrator wasn’t my favorite, even though he did have an Irish accent, but it’s a good engrossing read.  I started Homegoing on audio and I’m thinking it’s one I should read. As I was listening and heard that it was about the Ashanti people, I was like oo!  Anansi the Spider, which is one of the boys’ books and then she even mentioned the legend in the book. I made some major headway in  The Girls but still have about 100 pages to go.

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

Nope.

Get a mammogram

Had to change my appointment because of a network screening at the office. This week? Will it happen?

Go to the gym 30 times (23/30)

Saturday.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

I only stood 40 minutes this week. Ugh..

Floss every day

I managed about 4 days.

Eat vegetables one time a week (25/52)

Yes.

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

I don’t know.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing new to report.

Go on 10 dates with Seth (7/10)

Nothing to report.

Go away without the kids with Seth

Nope.

100 acts of resistance (41/100)

I continue to mean to call and don’t. JESUS.

1-26 can be found here.

27-35 here.

36-40 here.

41. Donated to a Kickstarter campaign to put on a conference for black writers and readers.

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 18 Jun 2017

Week 24 of 52

Happy Father’s Day to those of you who have dads (?) or are dads? I don’t know, who am I supposed to wish this to? Whatever. My husband isn’t my dad (but he could be, zing!) and I wished him happy Father’s Day. So, there you go. I tried to call my dad, but he doesn’t use his cell phone as if it were a phone you can take places, so, he missed my call.

Read to the boys every day. 

I missed two, maybe three days. Also, on Saturday I got so mad at my kids I took all of their toys away. Yes.  All of them. I put them in my room. Then today I was so annoyed that my room was full of toys I gave all of them back to them. I’m truly the worst mother. Happy Father’s Day!

Read 25 books (20/25) (not related to above)

Still reading The Girls, and still waiting for Alexander Hamilton to be available again. Still listening to Faithful Place on audio and I figured out the killer or DID I? I have two and a half hours to go, so there must be another twist… Also I bought Seth The Handmaid’s Tale and It Can’t Happen Here for Father’s Day.

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

Nope.

Get a mammogram

Had to change my appointment because of a network screening at the office. One week to go.

Go to the gym 30 times (22/30)

Only managed one day this week.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

Stood for about 3 hours this week. I moved into an actual office (I have an office mate) but I’m no longer sitting in a cube farm. It feels great.

Floss every day

I managed about 3 days.

Eat vegetables one time a week (24/52)

Yes. Ugh.

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

I don’t know.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing new to report.

Go on 10 dates with Seth (7/10)

We went to a screening for a movie he cut. We stayed out past midnight. I’m counting it.

Go away without the kids with Seth

Nope.

100 acts of resistance (41/100)

I continue to mean to call and don’t. JESUS.

1-26 can be found here.

27-35 here.

36-40 here.

41. Donated to a Kickstarter campaign to put on a conference for black writers and readers.

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 11 Jun 2017

Week 23 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

We got a Scholastic order in this week and the boys were so excited to read. I love that while they do get a fair amount of screen time, they truly love being read to. Big hit this week was The Pout-Pout Fish. I’m not sure how I feel about the forced kissing, however.

Read 25 books (20/25) (not related to above)

I finally finished Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead, highly recommend.  Still reading The Girls, and still waiting for Alexander Hamilton to be available again. I started Faithful Place on audio and I’m already hooked in. I love Tana French.

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

I did some transferring from high interest rate cards to lower interest rate cards, and I’m cutting up my high interest rate cards. Lesson learned.

Get a mammogram

Had to change my appointment because of a network screening at the office. Two weeks wait again.

Go to the gym 30 times (21/30)

Only managed one day this week. Seth wondered why I didn’t go more.  This end of school, new school for Moses, crazy job thing has my stress levels quite possibly at an all time high. I need to get to acupuncture.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

Only stood for about an hour this week. Ugh.

Floss every day

I think I flossed once.

Eat vegetables one time a week (23/52)

Drinking a smoothie as I write this.

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

The only things I post on twitter now are real estate listings. I just love me some real estate listings.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing new to report.

Go on 10 dates with Seth (6/10)

Nada.

Go away without the kids with Seth

Nope.

100 acts of resistance (41/100)

What the HELL. There was a march today and I missed it. I’m struggling, y’all.

1-26 can be found here.

27-35 here.

36-40 here.

41. Donated to a Kickstarter campaign to put on a conference for black writers and readers.

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

(Amazon links are affiliate links.)

Published by admin on 04 Jun 2017

Week 22 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

Work continues to be crazy and in an effort to get the boys to bed we’ve had to skip story time a couple nights. The boys HATE skipping story time. I’m doing my best! This whole working parent thing ain’t easy. Finally got a complete copy of The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph (it was the book from the library that was missing the last 3 pages, and my referral dollars from here paid for a used copy!) and the boys love it.

Read 25 books (19/25) (not related to above)

Still listening to Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead which I’m still loving. Still reading The Girls, and still waiting for Alexander Hamilton to be available again.

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

I have a plan, I probably won’t get to 45% this year, but I will make a little progress. I was able to pay off a couple of big doctor bills that had been haunting me and there are a few more that I’m scared to open…

Get a mammogram

This week! Unless I have to change my appointment again.

Go to the gym 30 times (20/30)

I went on Monday and today. I wanted to go yesterday too, but did some day drinking instead. BALANCE.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

I didn’t use my standing desk a single day this week. Oops.

Floss every day

Hmmm, I think I need to get back on this.

Eat vegetables one time a week (22/52)

I literally had to go drink a smoothie to check this one off because I couldn’t remember eating a single vegetable. (Once I thought long and hard about it, I remember I had some roasted carrots, but seriously, I am the worst when it comes to eating vegetables.)

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

My phone is having a hard time holding a charge. I wonder what it would be like to just… not charge it once it’s dead? HAHA. JK. That isn’t happening.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Nothing new to report.

Go on 10 dates with Seth (6/10)

Nada.

Go away without the kids with Seth

Nope.

100 acts of resistance (41/100)

I didn’t do a lot this week. I really feel like there’s nothing I can do. But I will. I will start again.

1-26 can be found here.

27-35 here.

36-40 here.

41. Donated to a Kickstarter campaign to put on a conference for black writers and readers.

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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