All right, so writing-wise, what did I accomplish this year?
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Last night, we:
Today we have:
Plan for the rest of the evening:
I want a shirt that says “Proud Parent of a Hufflepuff,” in Slytherin colors. Maybe a cute Ursula Vernon-style cartoon of a snake snuggling a baby badger.
Think of it! T-shirts in each House color, with “Proud Parent of a [insert house name here]. Because Harry Potter is as multigenerational as Disney, y'all.
Elementary school open house (this is where you go find out your teacher, get set up for before and after school care, all that happy jazz) was apparently not chaotic enough–they decided to add a scavenger hunt this year. Scott took care of most of that while I did volunteer orientation. Because I will chaperone the Disney trip again this year, by god (they’re thinking Animal Kingdom this year, which I am all for)! But we have no dates because half the gifted team teachers had their rooms renovated and that just got finished, like, this week, so everything is chaos.
In fact, Z’s teacher has decided to make the first week of classes into a real-world problem solving project for the class: how should we set up the classroom to make it a good learning environment? Which I think is a really cool thing to do, and I dig her flexibility in dealing with something she couldn’t control that’s going to affect her classroom. (Plus she gave us a packet explaining all the different kinds of assignments the kids get, so she’s my hero. I am a very supportive, involved parent if you tell me what you’re trying to do!)The school itself has a lot of new stuff going on this year–free lunch for all the kids, ID tags, school-provided and required planners–that looks intriguing. I am resigned to paying for replacements on the planner and ID card at least once this year, though.
So I have this to-do list app that I really like a lot. And it’s part of this whole, like, organizer system that you can buy piecemeal--like, I don’t need the ‘education’ module, but I got the ‘notes’ module and the ‘events’ module and I’ve used the ‘travel’ module for our last few big trips, and it was super-handy for keeping all our hotel and ticket information in one place.
Well, I downloaded their ‘health and goals’ module back in February or March, and I seriously can’t figure out how the hell this is supposed to work. If I’m trying to track when I’ve done yoga and for how long in the past month, I can only look at it as a graph--line, plot, or bar--and they aren’t listing all the dates, even when I drop it to, say, the last week. Also, the only option for ‘month view’ they give me is the last 30 days, so, like, I can’t specify just “July.” The list view, which would in theory do this? Doesn’t. It looks like it should, but it does not.
I was using this to track exercise, medications, some of the bloodwork results I want to keep an eye on (family history of thyroid disease, the Vitamin D issues, etc), and monthly word count--but if the data is difficult to read and I can’t actually go back and find what I need later, what’s the point of it?
And when I try to search these things on their help site, all I get are articles about task management and how to organize for freelancing.
So, I need a goal tracking app, apparently.