Archive for July, 2017

Published by admin on 23 Jul 2017

Week 29 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

Moses got Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel, so we read that a lot and that lead to reading the first a lot. And it’s a delightful and absurd book.

Read 25 books (25/25) (not related to above) COMPLETED! YAY!

I finished the Scribble, Scribble part of  Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble by Nora Ephron, completing this goal! YAY! My library hold on Homegoing just came in! I am also starting Beautiful Losers. So, that’s what’s on deck.

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

Nothing new here.

Go to the gym 30 times (25/30)

I managed one time this week. I’m kind of embarrassed that I haven’t even averaged once a week, but whatever.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

Lots of reasons for not doing any this week, none of them good.

Floss every day

Eh. whatever.

Eat vegetables one time a week (29/52)

So many beets! Beets are vegetables, right? Doesn’t matter, because there was kale and roasted veggies too. BOOM.

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

Haven’t crushed any candy in a while.

Get acupuncture 5 times (1/5)

Have to make an appointment soon. Maybe that will be on my list to do this coming week.

Go on 10 dates with S (7/10)

Now that a certain person has come home, gotta get some time with S.

Go away without the kids with S

Nope.

100 acts of resistance (45/100)

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.

42. Called Senator Harris to thank her for her opposition to the Trump Care bill. (6/28)

43. Wrote a post card to Trump telling him to save the ACA. So, basically I just threw whatever a post card stamp is away, but whatever. I WILL BE HEARD! (7/5)

44. Called Senator Feinstein to thank her for her opposition to the Trump Care bill. (7/6)

45. Donated to a Kickstarter for a short film that honors black men and their daughters. (7/20)

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

Get a mammogram (COMPLETED 6/27/17)

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Published by admin on 16 Jul 2017

Week 28 of 52

Read to the boys every day. 

I pulled a book out that we hadn’t read in a while, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and that is one weird-ass book. It’s like House of Leaves for kids.

Read 25 books (24/25) (not related to above)

I finished the Crazy Salad part of Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble by Nora Ephron and even though now my Goodreads and this page will not match, it was published as a different book, so I’m counting it.

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

Nothing new here.

Go to the gym 30 times (24/30)

I didn’t make it this week. But I am doing a HUGE party for Moses today at a park where I have to schlep a ton of shit to the picnic site, so, I feel like I’ll definitely be getting at least one work out.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

M:  1.5 T: 1.5  W: 0  Th: 0  F: 0

Floss every day

Almost? Probably missed two days.

Eat vegetables one time a week (28/52)

Yes.

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

I think I’m on my phone less?

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 (44/100)

Nothing new this week, except thinking really mean thoughts about white men.

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.

42. Called Senator Harris to thank her for her opposition to the Trump Care bill. (6/28)

43. Wrote a post card to Trump telling him to save the ACA. So, basically I just threw whatever a post card stamp is away, but whatever. I WILL BE HEARD! (7/5)

44. Called Senator Feinstein to thank her for her opposition to the Trump Care bill. (7/6)

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

Get a mammogram (COMPLETED 6/27/17)

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Published by admin on 10 Jul 2017

5 years!

Moses just amazes me every day. From his sweetest requests to his smartass comments that foretell a teenagehood that will be terrifying, he is just the best. He loves to snuggle, knows more about dinosaurs than most, loves to play games and build things, is a terrific artist, enjoys being read to (maybe this year he’ll learn to read) and I just adore him.  Happy birthday, sweetest boy.

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Published by admin on 09 Jul 2017

Week 27 of 52

My first baby, my Mosie, my little lovebug, turns 5 tomorrow. 5 years went by in a flash. I expect the next to go by faster. Excuse me while I go cry for a minute.

Read to the boys every day. 

We finally got a mattress for the other half of the un-bunked bunk bed and Moses and Manny are room sharing now! So, since I had to do a little re-arranging, I went to work on the book bins and pulled out a few that had been forgotten in the living room. Stellaluna was one of them. Moses saw the cover and was like, “UGH, this one is so boring!” and then requested it again the next night. And the next night. And all the nights. Kids…

Read 25 books (23/25) (not related to above)

I finished Travels with My Aunt. I started reading that book LAST YEAR, and kept coming back to it here and there. I really liked the story and it felt like something that could be a great BBC miniseries. Maybe it is? Oh, just checked, it was adapted to film by George Cukor with Lou Gossett Jr! Ok, now I have to watch it. But also, they should make it into a miniseries. I started Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble by Nora Ephron because I’ve been obsessed with Good Girls Revolt on Amazon. And it is two books in one, so I SHOULD get credit for reading two books when I’m finished, but I won’t. And that is an INJUSTICE. My Homegoing audio book expired before I could finish, and I requested the hard copy from the library instead. I’m like 300 on the list, so it might be a while before I can get back to it.

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

Nothing new here.

Go to the gym 30 times (24/30)

Saturday! Only one day. It’s fine. EVERYTHING’S FINE.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

M: off, T: off, W: 1 hr., Th: 0, F: 0

Floss every day

I DID! YAY!

Eat vegetables one time a week (27/52)

Aloo Gobi take me away!

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

On Saturday I just kept my phone in the charger and didn’t use it except at the gym. And for a little while to decompress while the children were playing ball in the house with their father which I have expressly said to not do. I’m such a Jan.

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 (44/100)

Called and wrote and tried to think of other things I can do.

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.

42. Called Senator Harris to thank her for her opposition to the Trump Care bill. (6/28)

43. Wrote a post card to Trump telling him to save the ACA. So, basically I just threw whatever a post card stamp is away, but whatever. I WILL BE HEARD! (7/5)

44. Called Senator Feinstein to thank her for her opposition to the Trump Care bill. (7/6)

COMPLETED

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

Get my teeth cleaned (DONE – February 15)

Get a mammogram (COMPLETED 6/27/17)

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Published by admin on 02 Jul 2017

Week 26 of 52

HALF WAY THERE.

I should have put get rid of all of my old electronics on this list. I mean, I still haven’t done it, but I’m currently wiping my first iBook’s hard drive. A process that the computer says will take 40 minutes, but who knows! Old electronics are the worst. I checked again after working on this post for a bit, it went up to 7 hours! Ha!

Read to the boys every day. 

I missed one night because Manny was puking and whenever there’s a puke bug in my house, I go full Red Zone and no one is allowed to touch the infected.

Read 25 books (22/25) (not related to above)

Still listening to Homegoing.  I finished The Girls, I really struggled with the middle but the last 125 pages were amazing, really liked this book.

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

Nope.

Get a mammogram (COMPLETED 6/27/17)

DONE. That was kind of weirdly intense. It was slightly ouchie, but nothing terrible. The whole seeing how much your boobs weigh thing, is crazy. Let’s just say… both of them together = more than one of my children. Which brings me to that next goal…

Go to the gym 30 times (23/30)

Oh, so, I didn’t make it to the gym. I’ve been logging my food on myfitnesspal again, and wow is that depressing.

15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work

Monday: 1.5 hours, Tuesday: 2.0 hours, nothing the rest of the week.

Floss every day

Just about!

Eat vegetables one time a week (26/52)

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 (42/100)

I got my act in gear this week. It’s halfway through the year, I wish I was a little deeper into this goal.

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.

42. Called Senator Harris to thank her for her opposition to the Trump Care bill. (6/28)

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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