Update January 30, 2019

Wow, what a week! I took D to her first mindfulness yoga class, and she hated it. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Guess we won’t be doing that again. I thought maybe the mindfulness would help center her when she’s having an anxious moment. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

M drew a naughty, anatomically detailed picture on the fabric of a dining room chair, and I was torn between laughing and scolding him. We sent him to bed a half hour early (without night-night story), and luckily managed to get the markings off the chair. (It was in pencil.) He’s an excellent artist. Quite the attention to detail!

IL is walking around like a pro, climbing up on things, and has a slowly developing vocabulary.

Dad got his new hearing aid, and he is amazed at all the high pitched noises suddenly attacking his senses. Hopefully he’ll get used to it.

Mom is well, so are Aaron and I.

I FINALLY made a decision on the kids’ summer activities. D likes to stay busy, so (assuming she agrees to this) we will be sending her to 5 week theater day camp, 2 weeks of band session (since many soon-to-be 5th graders are picking up instruments for first time, they have a two week session in the summer to learn – she’s chosen the flute), and 1 week of Girl Scout resident camp. M will be potentially going to a week-long day camp at Code Ninjas. I have signed him up for a one day camp there in February to make sure he likes it first. He’s as excited about learning to code games as D is for all of her activities, which is rare for him. Maybe we’ve finally found an activity besides swim lessons that he’ll stick to? He’s only 7, though, so he has plenty of time to find interests.

My reading has been abysmal lately – nothing to mention there. And my weight loss has been excellent this week, despite not tracking my food. I’ve lost 9 pounds in the three weeks since I changed meds. I thought the med change would make a difference, but after more than a year of counting calories, I am shocked that I’m losing despite not making major changes in my habits. Yes, I joined Weight Watchers, but I’m still eating the same number of calories and exercising the same amount. I know the loss will plateau eventually and become hard work, but for now, I’m going to enjoy.

7 thoughts on “Update January 30, 2019

  1. I don’t think there is a boy alive who hasn’t at one time or another drawn an anatomical figure on something inappropriate πŸ˜‰
    Your plans for D sound comprehensive (and expensive)
    Congrats on your weight loss!

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  2. I was going to ask how old M was, but then read it a little farther down.

    I need a chart for all your kids: ages. πŸ™‚

    Glad weight loss is going well. Keep up the good work and don’t get discouraged by the plateaus.

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