Monthly Archives: March 2019

Unemployment Day 28

  1. Woke up.
  2. Maintained a Duolingo Italian streak for 100 days.
  3. Loaded up the wagon.
  4. Walked to my parents’.
  5. Did laundry.
  6. Anna and I walked home. She cried the whole way because there wasn’t room in the wagon, so she had to walk.
  7. Lots of snuggles.
  8. Ate lunch.
  9. Told Anna it was quiet time.
  10. Listened to podcasts while Anna slept on the sofa.
  11. Screen time and more snuggles.
  12. Had dinner.
  13. Read bedtime stories.
  14. Catching up on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend before bed.
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Unemployment Day 27

  1. FaceTimed with Anna. She called to tell me that she’s feeling much better. And that she had three popsicles. And the orange one tasted like peach.
  2. Drank coffee.
  3. Packed.
  4. Went to class.
  5. Ate lunch.
  6. Went to class.
  7. Drove home.
  8. Had dinner.
  9. Watched King Arthur’s Lost Kingdom on PBS.
  10. Ready to crash.

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Unemployment Day 26

  1. Dreamt that I was simultaneously trying to prove that I can still jump rope, while singing “I Cain’t Say No”, in a bedroom while hanging out with friends. I was sure the issue was that the jump ropes I had access to were too short and too light, and I’d just found a new one to try as I was getting to “I ain’t the type that can faint” and thought that I really should flop on the bed at that point because my friends would appreciate the humor when Anna woke me up. It was 3:45.
  2. FitBit alarm went off at 5:30.
  3. Phone alarm went off at 5:45.
  4. Anna was feeling too punk for school.
  5. Called school to let them know.
  6. Called my mom to figure out a plan of action.
  7. Snuggled with Anna for a couple of hours.
  8. Packed Anna, her things, and her laundry in the wagon and walked to my parents’ house.
  9. Came home.
  10. Tidied up.
  11. Packed.
  12. Drove to Grand Rapids.
  13. Called to check in with my mom.
  14. Worked on my informatics and preparedness classes.
  15. Worked on my practicum.
  16. Took a stroll to get something for dinner.
  17. Came “home”.
  18. Showered.
  19. And now I’m ready to settle in for the evening.

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Unemployment Day 25

  1. Took Anna to school.
  2. Debated going to the CHHS building to study.
  3. Couldn’t figure out a good free parking spot.
  4. Went to Fourth Coast instead.
  5. Texted Nicki to let her know I was there.
  6. Checked in with my group and worked on our presentation for my preparedness class on Saturday.
  7. Chatted briefly with Nicki when she stopped in for coffee on her way to work.
  8. Worked on my practicum.
  9. Came home.
  10. Worked on my practicum.
  11. Ate lunch.
  12. Filled two more bags with leaves.
  13. Took the bins to the curb.
  14. Picked Anna up from school.
  15. Went to see Sarah for Anna’s haircut.
  16. Met up with my parents for dinner.
  17. Went back to school for Family Reading Night.
  18. Came home.
  19. Read another bedtime story.
  20. Tucked Anna into my bed.
  21. Put on the first Chenille Sisters album, per her request. In keeping with age-appropriate music, this is the one that begins with the line “I wanna be seduced.” (But it also has “Regretting the Things I Said” which was always the one Jess and I eagerly sang along to on our way to ballet class.)
  22. Next up is to take my book to bed. If she’s still awake, I told her that I’d read one more bedtime story.

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Unemployment Day 24

  1. Stripped Anna’s bed and gathered up her laundry.
  2. Packed my backpack.
  3. Took Anna to school.
  4. Came home.
  5. Loaded the wagon with Anna’s laundry and my backpack.
  6. Walked to my parents’ house.
  7. Realized that it was much colder than I thought it was. I really should have worn gloves…
  8. Started Anna’s laundry.
  9. Applied for a couple of jobs.
  10. Worked on my practicum.
  11. Finished Anna’s laundry.
  12. Walked home.
  13. Double-made Anna’s bed.
  14. Worked on my practicum.
  15. Sorted Anna’s clothes.
  16. Reviewed what clothes she has versus what she needs with my mom.
  17. My dad came and picked us up.
  18. Realized I’d left Anna’s lunch bag and leotard at home.
  19. Picked Anna up from school.
  20. Went home to get aforementioned lunch bag and leotard.
  21. Took Anna to dance class.
  22. Enjoyed parent observation night.
  23. Went to the Tap House for nachos.
  24. Came home.
  25. Let Anna have a little screen time.
  26. Showered.
  27. Bedtime stories.
  28. Having successfully not stayed up too late reading last night, hoping to repeat the same not staying up too late reading tonight.

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Unemployment Day 23

  1. Took Anna to school. She wanted to wear her princess dress today. I told her she had to wear leggings and a long-sleeve shirt underneath. I may have picked out the shirt that says “Some girls are princesses. Some are superheroes.” It’s purple. It totally matches the dress. She’s also wearing pink leggings, her princess & the frog knee socks, and her sneakers. On the wrong feet.
  2. Went to Costco for gas.
  3. Went to KVCC to study.
  4. Wrote this week’s discussion post for informatics.
  5. Finished my presentation for Saturday’s informatics class.
  6. Added to my portion of my group’s presentation for Saturday’s preparedness class.
  7. Applied for a job.
  8. Worked on my practicum.
  9. Came home.
  10. Ate lunch.
  11. Did some housework.
  12. Worked on my practicum. (40 hours to go!)
  13. Wrote a grocery list.
  14. Went grocery shopping with my mom.
  15. Texted with Nicki. While grocery shopping with my mom. (Sorry, Mom!)
  16. Read much of the text conversation aloud while grocery shopping with my mom. (Sorry, Nicki?)
  17. Came home.
  18. Put groceries away.
  19. Ate dinner.
  20. Read bedtime stories.
  21. This evening’s goal: Go to bed a little bit earlier so that I don’t stay up quite so late reading.

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Unemployment Day 22

  1. Took Anna to school.
  2. Came home.
  3. Worked on my informatics class.
  4. Ate breakfast. While doing this week’s reading for informatics.
  5. Worked on my preparedness class.
  6. Ate lunch.
  7. Worked on my practicum.
  8. Did yard work. Today’s workout was brought to you by trees. And wind. And viewers like you.
  9. Worked on my practicum.
  10. Met with a financial advisor at my credit union. Very reassuring that there are good, affordable options if I’m not able to roll my WMed retirement money into whatever my new job, when I get one, offers as a retirement plan (or if I decide that I don’t want to roll it over to that plan).
  11. Found myself five minutes from Anna’s school more than 30 minutes before I normally pick her up.
  12. Debated about where to kill time.
  13. Wound up at Target.
  14. Used the restroom.
  15. Perused the grocery section for dinner inspiration.
  16. Did not buy Ben & Jerry’s.
  17. Walked the perimeter of the store.
  18. Still wound up at 10 minutes early for pick up.
  19. Pretended I was having a driveway moment in the parking lot.
  20. Picked Anna up from school.
  21. Watched The Gruffalo, at least up until the point where the mouse meets the gruffalo and Anna decided it was too scary. For the record, she took her copy of the book to school today to share with her friends. She knows exactly how the story goes, including how the mouse scares off the gruffalo.
  22. Had dinner.
  23. Took a shower.
  24. Played hide-and-seek.
  25. Read The Gruffalo as a bedtime story.
  26. Ready to settle in with my own book.

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