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Sunday, March 13, 2016; meme

I'm not a big fan of Daylight Savings Time. I mean I like the extra sunlight - not that I go out much in the evening, but I really, really don't like adjusting to the new time. It takes about a week and I read somewhere that your body never really does adjust to it properly. At least my Uni is on Spring Break and I don't have to go to work tomorrow, so I won't have to wake up at what my body thinks is 5am. And if it was just me, I would just grumble a little about it, but it wouldn't be too bad. But I have a toddler, who didn't appreciate going to bed an hour earlier today under the announcement that the time changed. Bedtime took an hour and 20 minutes and I got really tired singing the bedtime lullaby.

She didn't nap yesterday because I was away and Bear wasn't able to get her to nap. So I put her to bed an hour earlier (her usual bedtime is 8pm) and she was asleep by 7:20. But because she didn't have a nap she slept longer and only woke up at 8 by new time. We adjusted the mealtime and nap schedule today but I suspect bedtime would take a while. And I need that time once she goes to sleep to grade this week, so that should be lots of fun.

My friend Janna had a baby three weeks ago, so yesterday I went to visit them. Yeva also wanted to go - I changed the date of the visit to fit her schedule. But Yeva is notoriously late to everything, so I was actually happy that we agreed to just meet in the city and not just go together from here. (We both live in Brooklyn, while Janna lives in Manhattan). I took the subway and was by Grand Central by 10am, right on time. Janna texted me and asked me to stop by and get her a cappuccino as a nearby local shop - she declared it the best gift ever. Yeva didn't even leave her house by then :) I spent about three hours at Janna's. First it was just us and a sleeping, tiny baby. She was born 5 pounds 15 ounces, and while she has been gaining weight well, she is still so tiny and adorable. Like a tiny live doll. Then Yeva came about an hour later. And then Janna's husband and her older daughter, 2 and a half year old Jo, came home from shopping as well. It was very nice to just hang out. I gave Janna the cross-stitch I did for baby Jac (short for Jacqueline), a little toy monkey and a monkey outfit. This is a year of a monkey and I was born in the monkey year too - so represent. And I got some coloring books for Jo, so she wouldn't feel left out.

At around 1, after holding the baby, who was awake, changed and fed by then, and taking lots of pictures, Yeva and I headed out. Since Yeva had her car, I just went with her. We went to get some pizza and hung out some more. And then I headed home, stopping by to get some cheese for the lasagna I was making that night. So a nice half a day just being social, something I did need.

Today was a much quieter day. I washed the floors, then we went to the playground. Nothing extraordinary. But the weather is so lovely and spring like this weekend, that it just felt very relaxing. Back to grading tomorrow.



Meme Taken from scripsi

What was the last movie you watched: Kingsman: The Secret Service.

What was the last song you listened to: "Cheburashka" that Tanya was listening to. On my iPod, it was "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie

Last TV Show you watched: Grimm, 100th episode.

Last Book you read: Read or finished? I finished Sandman:Overture by Neil Gaiman a few nights ago. I'm reading Olga Gromyko's "Kosmopsycholukhi" - just a little more to go.

Ate: A bit of mashed potatoes and broccoli, and a piece of the lasagna I made yesterday (I made it with pepper jack cheese, so it was a little spicy). And pryanik (gingerbread cookie).

Where would you be if you could be anywhere in the world: I'm fine just being home with my family right now. But I wouldn't mind being with them on the resort somewhere.

What decade would you visit if you could travel in time: Maybe 1960s - I would like to meet my grandmother when she was my age.

First thing you’d do if you won the lottery: Get a lawyer

Pick a fictional character to hang out with for a day: Argh, this is hard. Maybe Harry Potter if he can sneak me into the magical world and show me around.

Last fandom joined: I don't know if I joined any fandoms lately. I've been reading a lot of Glee fic over the last four years. And I participate in Remus/Sirius fests - I started that in 2011.

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hamsterwoman
Mar. 14th, 2016 04:06 am (UTC)
Ooh, how's the latest Oluhi book? (I'm waiting for my actual real paper copy to arrive from Moscow :)
bearshorty
Mar. 14th, 2016 11:07 am (UTC)

I'm reading the 3rd one, in anticipation of the 4th one. My Dad just got the latest one and I will read that at some point soon. He tried to buy a legal electronic copy but Pay Pal was either not letting the transaction through or it's just slow. So he downloaded a not so legal copy.

hamsterwoman
Mar. 15th, 2016 06:19 am (UTC)
Ohh, right, for some reason the last two being two-parters is confusing to me and keeps throwing my count off... The third one I have read and enjoyed already, and it's the fourth one I'm waiting for.

Regarding the not-so-legal copy and if you feel bad about it, Gromyko has a donation page on her LJ (volha), although I'm not sure whether you'd want to trust your credit card number to whatever Russian outfit powers it, as PayPal doesn't seem to be an option there...
qwentoozla
Mar. 14th, 2016 09:23 am (UTC)
I don't like Daylight Savings Time either. I feel like it just steals time! I don't want to get up earlier! I really don't think we should have it.

That sounds like a nice time with your friends and the new baby. :)
bearshorty
Mar. 14th, 2016 11:08 am (UTC)

We really shouldn't have it. I agree! All the studies show that it's pretty useless and just contributes to traffic accidents, which people adjust to getting up early.


Thanks! It was fun.

scripsi
Mar. 21st, 2016 11:47 am (UTC)
I hate Daytime saving Time. I Always get jet lagged, both in the autumn and the spring. And with Babies it's even worse.
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