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Monthly review: November 2021

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  • We had our first sub-60 times on the Rubik's cube. A-'s now a little faster than I am. She was proud of buying a premium cube with her savings. She loved using the timer.
  • A- was was greatly amused by the challenge I set myself to solve Rubik's cubes and stack them on top of my head. After I did three, she wanted me to do it again, so I said I would only solve it if she could balance a Rubik's cube on her head. She was able to balance it for a few seconds at a time, practising her gross motor skills and self-regulation.
  • I got the hang of swinging the jump rope for A-. A- also figured out waist hooping.
  • A- wanted to help with knitting. After a number of knit 2 purl 2 repeats, we decided to change the pattern to knit the whole row. "Sometimes I think of it as scooping the poop," she said, working the needles. We experimented with different patterns and observed the resulting textures.
  • A- loved the Hamster Princess series and the Princess in Black series.
  • A- was curious about Pirate Fluxx.
  • We made coin sorters and coin-operated candy dispensers using LEGO.
  • W- set up some home automation.

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Time

Category Previous month % This month % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 10.4 19.6 9.2 31.9 15.4
Personal 6.8 9.6 2.8 15.6 4.8
Business 0.3 1.0 0.6 1.6 1.1
Discretionary - Social 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.4
Discretionary - Family 0.6 0.2 -0.4 0.3 -0.7
Discretionary - Play 1.4 0.6 -0.8 1.0 -1.4
Unpaid work 5.9 4.2 -1.7 6.9 -2.9
Sleep 34.7 32.5 -2.2 53.0 -3.6
A- 39.5 32.3 -7.3 52.5 -12.2
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Monthly review: August 2021

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  • I wrote a few 11ty shortcodes and Emacs commands to make sketches easier to embed into my blog posts.
  • W- finished hanging up the cabinets in the kitchen. It'll be nice to have more storage!
  • We picked lots of cherry tomatoes and jalapeno peppers from the garden.
  • The Brickloot balls arrived, so we opened a bag and started using them in our LEGO Great Ball Contraptions. I learned how to use the 9V motors, so we were able to rig up the sloped stepper, the pinwheel, the ball pump, the S-capades, and the crane module in a loop.
  • A- was able to tap the badminton shuttles 43 times in a row, starting with 7 shuttles. I was able to bounce my shuttle up in the air 20 times in a row.

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Sketches

  • [[2021-08-05 Purrmaid %23art-hub.jpg][2021-08-05 Purrmaid #art-hub.jpg]]
  • [[2021-08-05 Skeleton surprise.jpg][2021-08-05 Skeleton surprise.jpg]]
  • [[2021-08-09 37 to 38 %23yearly %23review.jpg][2021-08-09 37 to 38 #yearly #review.jpg]]
  • [[2021-08-17a Mama, I want to play with you %23parenting %23challenge %23play.jpg][2021-08-17a Mama, I want to play with you #parenting #challenge #play.jpg]]
  • [[2021-08-18a What do I want to learn %23planning %23learning.jpg][2021-08-18a What do I want to learn #planning #learning.jpg]]
  • [[2021-08-19 Brush lettering - A a %23lettering.jpg][2021-08-19 Brush lettering - A a #lettering.jpg]]
  • [[2021-08-19a Playing with lettering %23lettering %23sketchnoting %23drawing.jpg][2021-08-19a Playing with lettering #lettering #sketchnoting #drawing.jpg]]
  • [[2021-08-19b Menu of activities %23parenting %23play .jpg][2021-08-19b Menu of activities #parenting #play .jpg]]

Time

Category Previous month % This month % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 39.3 41.2 1.9 69.3 3.2
Discretionary - Productive 4.6 5.7 1.2 9.6 1.9
Discretionary - Family 0.5 1.1 0.6 1.8 1.0
Business 3.5 3.9 0.5 6.6 0.8
Discretionary - Play 0.6 1.1 0.5 1.8 0.8
Personal 7.1 7.0 -0.1 11.7 -0.2
Unpaid work 8.3 6.4 -1.9 10.7 -3.2
Sleep 36.1 33.6 -2.5 56.5 -4.2
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Weekly review: Week ending October 15, 2021

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  • I practiced on the 3x3 cube. My time is now around 2-3 minutes.
  • I worked on my EmacsConf talk a little more.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 32.7 37.6 5.0 63.2 8.3
A- 39.5 42.5 3.1 71.5 5.1
Unpaid work 5.3 7.1 1.8 11.9 3.0
Discretionary - Family 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.8 1.8
Discretionary - Play 1.3 1.4 0.1 2.4 0.2
Business 0.8 0.2 -0.6 0.3 -1.0
Discretionary - Social 0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -1.0
Personal 8.7 6.5 -2.2 10.9 -3.7
Discretionary - Productive 11.1 3.6 -7.6 6.0 -12.7
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Weekly review: Week ending October 8, 2021

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  • I sewed placemats from the new fabric.
  • W- moved the hot water valve.
  • W- set up a wire shelf and moved the bookshelf to A-'s room.
  • We stayed up playing with the 2-cube.
  • I got the hang of solving the 3x3 cube without referring to a guide. Now to build up speed and learn more patterns…
  • I uploaded the EmacsConf 2021 talk pages.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 5.5 11.1 5.6 18.7 9.5
Unpaid work 3.7 5.3 1.6 8.9 2.7
A- 38.2 39.5 1.3 66.3 2.1
Discretionary - Social 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.0
Business 1.3 0.8 -0.6 1.3 -0.9
Discretionary - Play 1.9 1.3 -0.6 2.2 -1.0
Personal 11.2 8.7 -2.5 14.7 -4.1
Sleep 38.1 32.7 -5.4 54.9 -9.2
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Weekly review: Week ending October 1, 2021

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  • I sewed wedge-shaped placemats for the new round table.
  • I added a few fabric stores to my Org Mode shopping tool.
  • I drafted the schedule for EmacsConf 2021, taking speaker availability into account.
  • We got our hot water tank replaced.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Personal 4.7 11.2 6.5 18.8 11.0
Discretionary - Play 0.6 1.9 1.3 3.2 2.2
Sleep 37.1 38.1 1.0 64.0 1.7
Business 1.2 1.3 0.2 2.2 0.3
Discretionary - Productive 5.6 5.5 -0.1 9.3 -0.2
Unpaid work 6.5 3.7 -2.8 6.3 -4.7
A- 44.4 38.2 -6.2 64.2 -10.3
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Weekly review: Week ending September 24, 2021

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  • I updated my notes on A-'s progress.
  • I dusted off the Hugo site I made for A-'s learning resources and added a few videos to it.
  • I made yogurt with milk and cream. A- liked the texture.
  • I made a typing drill using Tsuki Adventure diary entries.
  • I sewed three patches onto my new jeans, since I accidentally ordered distressed ones.
  • I washed the pots so that I can use them for next year's garden.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 3.0 5.6 2.6 9.4 4.4
Unpaid work 4.8 6.5 1.7 11.0 2.9
Sleep 36.6 37.1 0.5 62.3 0.8
Discretionary - Play 0.6 0.6 -0.0 1.0 -0.0
A- 45.6 44.4 -1.2 74.6 -2.1
Personal 6.4 4.7 -1.7 7.8 -2.9
Business 3.0 1.2 -1.8 2.0 -3.0
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Weekly review: Week ending September 17, 2021

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  • I wrote some Emacs Lisp to scrape the details from product pages I'd saved to Org so that I could review my options in one place.
  • We made zucchini-chocolate chip muffins with the rehydrated zucchini.
  • My Bricklink order arrived. A- helped me verify the pieces.
  • A- helped spread compost, top soil, and clover seeds on the grass.
  • We watched a squirrel go back and forth to get all the acorns we left in a cup on the deck. It hesitated when the cats came to watch it behind the glass door, but eventually worked up its courage and got the rest of the acorns.

Blog posts

Time
Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Sleep 30.9 36.6 5.8 61.5 9.7
Personal 5.4 6.4 1.0 10.7 1.7
Unpaid work 4.2 4.8 0.6 8.1 1.0
Discretionary - Productive 3.9 3.0 -0.9 5.0 -1.5
Business 4.4 3.0 -1.4 5.0 -2.3
Discretionary - Play 2.9 0.6 -2.3 1.0 -3.9
A- 48.4 45.6 -2.7 76.6 -4.6
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