Saturday, December 03, 2016

Saturday musings (during Sesame Street)

Good morning and happy Saturday!  I had wanted to check in the past 2 days but I have been passing out early.  Like 9 pm or before.  But I do feel incredibly rested this AM and the kids are happily watching Sesame Street, so . . . might as well post some updates.

In random list form.  Because who has time for fancy prose on a weekend?

I just reinstalled Moment on my phone.  Today I am planning to keep essentially phone/screen-free.  (After I write this post, obvi).  No Instagram, no email, no non-essential surfing of random stuff.  The last time I did this it felt really nice.  Like a mini-retreat for my brain.

Annabel has strep for the first time.  I diagnosed it (sore throat, no other resp symptoms, + lymph nodes, + fever, mild rash on face) -- and it was confirmed via RapidStrep at her PCP later that day.*  Luckily she's on day #3 of amox today and back to her normal state of health.  Despite the fact that Cameron gets sick constantly, Annabel almost never does.  I think this was her first sick doctor visit in at least 2 years.

Operation Moderation (in eating habits -- from the discussion in this post) is going well, even if the calendar says December.  Honestly, I am very motivated because I really really want it to work.  

Operation No Shopping has been cancelled.  I ordered a Trunk (prior Trunk Club posts: 1, 2, 3).  Ahh well.  (Josh and I both get monthly allowances in YNAB to spend on our own choice frivolities, something that was my idea.  Just like when I was a kid, I get really excited to spend mine whenever I get it.  You know what?  This system works.  I'm not messing with it.  The Trunk looks promising and I will post a review when it comes.)

Albums of the Day:  In the past several days I have listened to:

- Nick Cave's Skeleton Tree
- Solangé, A Seat at the Table
- The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep . . .
- Radiohead, A Moon-Shaped Pool
- David Bowie, Black Star

All from this year.  Predictably Radiohead was my fave (I'm a long time fan).  I can respect the Nick Cave, but didn't like it.  I really did like the Solangé too.  I am having so much fun with this little project.

Okay, off to prep for the day!  It's just me + the kids until this evening, so I'm thinking Young At Art to tire them out, easy lunch out, and then C's nap where I plan to attempt to sneak in a barre3 session. We'll see how it goes . . .

* I did not go to this pediatrician visit - our nanny took her.  For some reason this makes me feel guilty as all get-out, but at the same time I recognize that it's illogical guilt.  Annabel was completely fine and I was essentially sending her in to get a very simple test.  BUT yeah.