Weekly review: Week ending July 5, 2019

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  • Kaizen
    • Thanks to W-‘s tips, I found it much easier to hang up my bicycle on a hook.
    • W- built legs for the cabinet at the front.
    • I reglued part of the organizer. Since the 90-degree clamps couldn’t fit, I clamped it together using a couple of blocks.
    • I’m pleased with the evolution of my coding skills. I think I’ve gotten the hang of async, and my markup conversion functions even have Mocha tests.
  • Us
    • I hopped on my bike to do some errands.
    • We went for a bike ride. That was pleasant!
    • W- and I enjoyed homemade cake with homemade ice cream.
    • My neck was a little sore from working on the computer.
  • Field trip
    • I took A- to Home Hardware and Creatron so that we could get motors, gears, and a battery case for the ATM project. A- clutched her yellow dual-shaft motor all the way to E-‘s house.
  • Gross motor
    • A- really liked riding on my shoulders as we walked through the neighbourhood. I figured she was still getting balancing practice.
    • The babysitter took A- to the little zoo and playground.
    • The babysitter turned a large sheet of cardboard into a skee ball arcade game.
  • Language
    • A-: “Can I get a Mason jar? With a straw?” Me: “How does it fit?” A-: “Perfectly well.”
    • “We have to tidy up for the babysitter. Otherwise, the babysitter will see a mess. I want even the boys to clean up,” A- said, telling W- to put things away too.
    • We were saying goodbye to E-. He said, “No bye bye! No bye bye!” A- said, “Yes bye bye! I have to go home.”
  • Music
    • While having a bath, A- made up her own version of Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say a Word. My favourite lines: “If it breaks, don’t say anything.” “If you push the donkey, it may hurt.”
  • Emotion
    • A- climbed over my arm several times. As she did so, she said, “Brave A-.” She alternated that with sitting on my laptop and saying, “Scared A-.”
    • I absentmindedly hung my pants on the towel hook. When I returned to the bathroom with A-, she found that hilarious.
  • Household
    • A- was curious about the hand plane and the drill press. She also practised using the power driver.
    • A- helped W- unclog the drain.
    • A- and the babysitter baked and decorated sugar cookies.
  • Social
    • A- opened the cutlery drawer a few times, exclaiming variants of “Very cool!” I’m not entirely sure if she was buttering me up to get popcorn or imitating my satisfaction with the organizer I made.
    • We visited Joy and J-. We read books and made playdough. It was good to catch up. We swapped A-‘s wooden puzzles for a playdough extruder.
    • At the parenting workshop, we learned more about positive parenting and behaviour. A- played with the childminders for most of the session.
    • A- and E- played with a ball game, a hose, and a sprinkler.
  • Pretend
    • I made dust masks for A- and me so that we could pretend to be dentists.
    • A- said to W-, “Let’s play Dead Bird!” W- said, “Dear kindergarten teacher: it’s not what you think.” We had cleaned up a dead baby bird this week, so she wanted to pretend to pick up more birds.
  • World
    • A- enjoyed chasing rainbows made by a prism.
  • Oops
    • We forgot to round up all of our garbage. Oops!

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Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Business 5.4 10.3 4.9 17.3 8.2
Discretionary – Productive 2.2 4.9 2.8 8.3 4.7
Discretionary – Play 1.7 4.2 2.5 7.0 4.1
Unpaid work 2.3 4.4 2.1 7.4 3.5
Personal 2.3 3.0 0.7 5.1 1.2
Sleep 31.0 31.1 0.1 52.2 0.2
Discretionary – Social 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Discretionary – Family 5.1 2.3 -2.9 3.8 -4.8
A- 50.0 39.8 -10.1 66.9 -17.0

So much consulting this week! There was an interesting time-sensitive challenge at work, so I jumped on it.

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