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Decided I need to find a way to be more consistent with my goals, especially my vitamins and finishing The Silmarillion.

 

Goals

 

Reading

As mentioned above, it's been my goal for some time to finish reading The Silmarillion. Last challenge, I got pretty close to finishing it and I'm hoping it won't take me long into this challenge to finish the book.

- I need to start setting the book in more visible spaces so I remember it more often than I have been with it out of sight.

> Finished The Silmarillion during Zero Week. :)

Stretching

Now that BabyG is here and we've established somewhat of a routine, I'd like to get back to stretching. (Really I'd like to get back to working out, but want to ease into it because of healing and stuff.)

 

Tummy

BabyG needs her tummy time, but sometimes I forget it during the day (not that she doesn't get it during snuggles sometimes, but that's not exactly the same. lol)

- The goal is 5 min each day when possible

 

Vitamins

Also mentioned above, I would like to be more consistent with taking my vitamins.

- The plan is to count them out over the weekend and place the vitamin holder in a visible spot so I don't forget about them.

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Maybe I should put my vitamins and The Silmarillion in the same visible spot. lol.

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Zero Week To Do

- Clean for work Tuesday

- Figure out goals

- Finish laundry

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Enting haaaaated tummy time. He’d just flip back onto his back again. 🤦‍♀️ 

 

Glad you got a routine going, and good luck on finishing the Simarillion. I should read it through someday, I’ve had it for nearly 20 years…  (bought for me by an online friend who lived abroad… I’ve since moved abroad to the same country for completely unrelated reasons and he lives about an hour away and comes to visit now and again. Life is funny sometimes.) .

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16 hours ago, Asha Phoenix said:

Vitamins

Also mentioned above, I would like to be more consistent with taking my vitamins.

- The plan is to count them out over the weekend and place the vitamin holder in a visible spot so I don't forget about them.

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Maybe I should put my vitamins and The Silmarillion in the same visible spot. lol.

I don't know if it's a viable option for you, but I went the Flintstone vitamins route and got myself candy vitamins. They're gummy vitamins (I've tried two brands, and prefer One-a-Day brand) but it's a far better experience for me than a hard pill to swallow, and they're sweet and a little citric. Because of that I've made it overall a rewarding experience doing something I want to do for my nutrition.

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On 6/13/2022 at 3:53 PM, Ann of Owlshire said:

Enting haaaaated tummy time. He’d just flip back onto his back again. 🤦‍♀️ 

 

Glad you got a routine going, and good luck on finishing the Simarillion. I should read it through someday, I’ve had it for nearly 20 years…  (bought for me by an online friend who lived abroad… I’ve since moved abroad to the same country for completely unrelated reasons and he lives about an hour away and comes to visit now and again. Life is funny sometimes.) .

Awww. Thankfully BabyG hasn't been too upset about tummy time. She tends to push herself off her mat though. 😂😅

 

Thanks! I started reading it about 2 years ago and life got crazy and time to read was less than I anticipated when I started the book. Hopefully this won't discourage my friend from letting me borrow books in the future. 😅  Definitely recommend the read. It can be a difficult one to continue sometimes, cause Tolkien, but it's been a good read. :)

10 hours ago, MaeradCase said:

I don't know if it's a viable option for you, but I went the Flintstone vitamins route and got myself candy vitamins. They're gummy vitamins (I've tried two brands, and prefer One-a-Day brand) but it's a far better experience for me than a hard pill to swallow, and they're sweet and a little citric. Because of that I've made it overall a rewarding experience doing something I want to do for my nutrition.

That's a great idea! I might look into finding one once I run out of the ones I currently have.

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On 6/14/2022 at 8:10 AM, MaeradCase said:

I don't know if it's a viable option for you, but I went the Flintstone vitamins route and got myself candy vitamins. They're gummy vitamins (I've tried two brands, and prefer One-a-Day brand) but it's a far better experience for me than a hard pill to swallow, and they're sweet and a little citric. Because of that I've made it overall a rewarding experience doing something I want to do for my nutrition.

Same.  Especially for the monstrous calcium pills!  (but I learned the hard way not to do it last thing when leaving the house.  Always brush teeth after gummy vitamins.  Stupid cavities.)

 

As a baby-less person I don't know a lot of the things, but can some light stretching be paired with tummy time?

 

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On 6/16/2022 at 7:07 AM, Chesire said:

Same.  Especially for the monstrous calcium pills!  (but I learned the hard way not to do it last thing when leaving the house.  Always brush teeth after gummy vitamins.  Stupid cavities.)

 

As a baby-less person I don't know a lot of the things, but can some light stretching be paired with tummy time?

 

My word, yes! The big pills are never fun!

Good to know! I wouldn't have thought about that with the gummies, though it makes sense.

 

Light stretching for baby? I suppose so. Though, as much as she moves around while on her tummy, she basically stretches herself. lol. She also tends to do a big stretch pretty much any time she wakes up, which happens many times throughout the day and some at night. :)

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I have officially finished The Silmarillion! Having said that, I'm now deciding whether or not to replace that goal for this challenge. Maybe I'll start another book. We'll see. :)

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1 hour ago, Chesire said:

actually I was thinking stretching for you assuming you'll be right there with her for tummy time.  Also assuming tummy time is floor time.

Ah! 🤦‍♀️ That's something I'm actually trying to figure out. In theory, I could, but I've also been trying to interact with her a bit more during her tummy time instead of just setting her there on her stomach and letting her just chill and move. I mean, she does just chill and move, but I think she tolerates not being held more if I'm interacting with her vs just being there near her.

And yeah, tummy time is floor time. :)

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Week One:

S - ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

T - 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

V - 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

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Today has been a good day. :) D got to celebrate his first Father's Day! Went to church in the morning. BabyG did really well and only fussed a little bit while she was feeding. We went to my dad's parents' for lunch and ended up being there a good chunk of the day. Glad to spend the evening at home. Looking forward to the rest of this week. :)

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Week One:

S - 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜

T - 🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

V - 🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

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Monday was a good day. BabyG and I went to visit a friend. It was so nice to sit and chat and share some baby snuggles. :) Had some coffee for the first time since before I was pregnant, aside from the small random sips of D's coffee here and there, and BabyG didn't seem to take well to whatever amount of caffeine made it to her system. Guess I'll just have to wait a bit longer on that.

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This week's to-do list:

Laundry

Trim BabyG's nails

Pay Bills

Review Book - Traceables

Look at baby registry and get what we still need

HTML course - at least twice ✅

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Week One:

S - 🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜

T - 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜

V - 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜

 

Tuesday was a good day. Just chilled a lot with BabyG at home. Got the laundry done. Tried to get some things figured out with insurance, but they told me it was stuff D's work needs to figure out. Glad it wasn't something I needed to deal with, but also feel like the 15-20ish minutes spent on hold should have actually been able to accomplish something instead of having to have everyone else jump through hoops just to accomplish what I could've done with that phone call. (Which would be getting them information they need to add BabyG to the health insurance.) Ah well. 🤷‍♀️

 

Today has been a good day so far. BabyG had her one month appointment. She was not a fan of being poked and moved around by strangers (who is? lol).

Spoiler

I was a little upset with the doctor though cause she left the diaper open after checking everything was good, and BabyG was so upset she peed and it went everywhere which made BabyG so much more upset and I just wanted to pick her up and hold her and comfort her, but the doctor was taking her dear sweet time. We were both glad to be home and get some food in our tummies after that.

Small rant in spoiler ^^^

 

On the bright side of things, I've been remembering my vitamins even though I forgot to count them out over the weekend. So that's been nice. :)

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On 6/24/2022 at 7:26 AM, Chesire said:

I hope D enjoyed his first Father's Day!  I love seeing first time father's in all their uncomfortable glory.  They often don't quite know what to do with the attention :D

Agreed! Lol. He did have a great first Father’s Day :)

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I’ll update for week one when I get a chance to get on my computer. Not planning to track anything for week two because of being out of town for a funeral.

> D’s great-grandfather passed away this past Saturday. We had driven down the night before to see him and have him meet BabyG, but didn’t get a chance to see him since he passed in the early morning. It’s been a bit rough the past several days and not sure when we’ll be home yet, but hoping things go well with the funeral. The funeral is planned for Wednesday.

> D’s grandma fell on Saturday while up at her parent’s house (her step dad is the one who passed) and is now in the hospital and not fully in her right mind, which she hasn’t been for a while, but she’s refusing to go to rehab whenever she gets out of the hospital.

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We let grandma hold BabyG and I was a nervous wreck the whole time cause she was super shaky and almost dropped her multiple times and I was frustrated with her as well cause when D went to take her so she wouldn’t fall, grandma went to kiss her and BabyG started screaming cause she wasn’t happy with grandma pulling her back and squeezing her or the slobber that came from that kiss.

I love her to death, but sometimes she drives me nuts. 😕

 

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Week One:

S - 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜                - 3/5

T - 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 - 7/7 (+5)

V - 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ - 5/7

 

Weekly points: 20

Total points: 70

 

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On 6/30/2022 at 2:24 PM, MaeradCase said:

Sorry to hear about the family loss and fading. It's rough facing the departure or diminishing of someone who has always been around.

Thank you. It definitely is. It's been 5 years since my grandmother passed, but seeing his great-grandfather brought me back to that time. Not easy, but thankful for the memories.

5 hours ago, Chesire said:

Sorry about your rough week.  Hugs if you want them 

It's alright. It started to get better towards the end of the week and we made it home last night. :) Thank you! Hugs are always welcome.

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Week Three:

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

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Saturday was good. Didn't do a whole lot during the day. Just chilled and caught up a little on sleep. Went to my grandparents' in the evening for supper, games, and fireworks. BabyG did pretty good with the fireworks, but started getting fussy when she got hungry so we went home early.

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Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

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Week Three:

🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜

🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

🟥⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

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Sunday was good. BabyG and I sat in the main area at church instead of the room they have for parents with young children this week. It went well. She started to fuss a little bit, but did really well for the majority of the time we were in there. I'm hoping we're able to sit in there again. I don't mind the other room, but it can feel odd sometimes being in the same building but watching the live-stream.

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Week Three:

🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜

🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜

🟥🟥🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜

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Monday was good. Spent some time outside. Worked a little in the flower garden while BabyG snoozed in her bouncer. :) It felt nice to work and be outside.

 

Today has been good. Got some laundry done (well, finished. I started it yesterday). Chilled most of the day. An old acquaintance who I haven't heard from in a while called and we caught up on life.

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Books in Progress: The Candlestone (46%)

2022 Books completed: The Silmarillion

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