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.