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Operation 365 Poem: day 35…Dog and Pony Life

Dog and Pony Life

Get it together
Keep it smart
Don’t be a wiener
Don’t be a fart

Pull your socks up
Over your head
Stand up straight
To get ahead

Pick your feet up
And take flight
Dream big
Dream all night

Wash your clothes
Wash your face
Never get caught
Never leave waste

Bow to the sky
With your head down low
All this advice
Is the word, so….

Bottom line
Life’s a dog and pony show


Operation 365 Poem: day 33…La di Blah

La di Blah

Annoying

so
Boring
now
Snoring

Ignoring
it’s
Morning

Light
too
Bright

no
Sight
just
White

a
Fight

i
Prayed

need
Shade

some
Aid?
please
Trade!

deal
Made

Fed

dark
Spread

lay
Head
in
Bed

lots

(un)

Said


Operation 365 Poem: day 25…Immunizations

Immunizations

So big
So brave
Needle time
Not his fav

Little pout
Little cry
Two short bursts
Then a smile

So good
So strong
In and out
Didn’t take long

Little prick
Little blood
Bandaid on
Let’s go bud

Clothes on
Time for food
You are one
Fearless dude!


Is It Time For A New One?

I keep getting comments on how people miss my blogs…

You mean the crazy 365 stunt??

The video uploads of my little monkey??

The daily crazy talk?? I could not have been that interesting so it must be about my little peanut!

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How can you resist that face?

It’s a new year…is it already time for a new 365 challenge??

Is it?

Already?

Really?


Wine Spiral

My 365 day challenge finished yesterday yet I picked up the iPad as if to write my 365 blog entry…like I was on auto pilot!!

Haha!

After 365 days, or a little more, of not drinking, I had my first quarter of a glass of red wine tonight! No more in case it knocked me off my chair! Apparently it made me a little cuckoo according to Stuart…well I kept doing the masturbation male ejaculation hand gesture over and over for some reason haha!! I say that’s just me being overtired and not wasted on my quarter of a glass!

Which tasted a little…..

YUMMY!

Although in the photo taken I looked pained to be drinking it haha!

I didn’t miss drinking funnily enough. I would say to go T Total but I’m not sure I would last forever with no booze! That doesn’t sound quite right when related to me…even I know that!

That quarter of a glass has made me super duper tired…fighting staying awake. Imagine what more than a quarter of a glass would do to me!! Sounds amazing!!! It could put me completely out…and then I can perhaps sleep finally as I haven’t since 1952!!!!

Drinking wine has made me want to break all the other eleven 365 criteria I had to abide by!!!!

Is that what is next???

I feel like a rebel!! Even though I’m allowed to do (or not do) the 365 criteria…as I already won!!!

What a rebel am I with my old lady wine portion of a quarter of a glass haha!

I’ve left the apartment like a bomb has exploded…just too tired to even look at it right now…wow, I have turned into a rebel!

Against myself?

Is that even allowed???


365 ONE: day 365…DAY 365!!!!!!!! I DID IT!!!!

Day 365: January 7th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = traveling and carrying a million things and bouncing the little one in the ergo carrier

Dance of the Day was = “Our Love’s in (Jeopardy)” by DJ De Marchi

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Plane to America”

Anything to Note =

YES I HAVE SOMETHING TO NOTE….

I DID IT!!!!!!

365 Challenge is COMPLETE!!!!!

I can’t believe it!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe I did it!!!!

For one whole year I successfully completed the following EVERY DAY!!!!

*20 Push-Ups (with some pregnancy and post birth adjustments ๐Ÿ™‚ !!)

*2 Minutes of the Plank (again with some post birth adjustments)

*40 Sit-Ups (and again with some post birth adjustments)

*Stretch

*Dance to One Full Song, with Each Day Being a Different Song

*Some Form of Cardio

*To Not Sit on Public Transportation (unless I was going to pass out…I think I sat for a partial moment/journey two or three times….however I didn’t sit when I had the onset of my labour contractions on the bus!)

*To Stand on Tiptoes During Every Subway Tunnel across water in NYC, or Through Two Stops if Abroad

*Eat Healthier

*Upload Improvised Piece to My Other Blog = Zoe The Actor = http://zoetheactor.wordpress.com

*Blog About it all here

AND….

*No alcohol! (which came about later as I realized I was pregnant nine days into the challenge and I hadn’t drunk those first few days, so I added it to the criteria to go all the way!)

So I ended up doing TWELVE criteria EVERY DAY for 365 days!!!

Holy cow!

I’m proud of me. I am.

Of course the perfectionist extreme girl in me is a little harsh and said I could have done it better. I am mad that I had to do any adjusting really with pregnancy and especially post birth in having a c-section! I am also annoyed that I could not go as extreme as I would have wanted with cardio in the post c-section time…but I am always hard on myself with everything! I’m never satisfied.

Funny story….I once got a fortune cookie which said “You are never satisfied with anything” in which I immediately responded with…

“I’m getting another one”

Haha!! True to the word! That was back in college.

Of course I also didn’t reach out with my 365 challenge for charity…an element that I had wanted to do but I got swept up with the million things I was doing while pregnant/with the baby, and just could not seem to get time to figure that out.

So now that is a goal…how can I touch the charitable element post 365 blog.

What is post this 365 blog anyway???

Many people have asked me what is next?

Good question!!!

I just arrived home to our apartment in NYC to this…

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I have such good friends ๐Ÿ™‚

They made it a little easier as it’s definitely weird being back in NYC after being gone for almost 6 months. And returning to this apartment with a little baby just feels bizarre! It’s like my old life suddenly got a shock to the system! Old meets new! Or old has to interfuse with new…somehow! Amid the piles and crazy amount of crap shoved all over in this apartment!

So what is next then now that this is complete??

I have a few tricks up my sleeve so watch out! Check back in. I’m certainly not going anywhere….right now.

Plus….

I just found out….

I’m pregnant. Again.

NOT!!!

Just joking!!!!

Just kidding!!!!!!

Or am I?


365 ONE: day 364…Packing Guru!

Day 364: January 6th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Packing and Sorting

Dance of the Day was = “The Girls” by Calvin Harris

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Frozen Breast Milk”

Anything to Note =

Tomorrow (today rather since it is almost 2.30am here) we leave for NYC.

The apartment looks like a bomb hit it…although better now as I have packed four suitcases…or rather three since I had to pack the one with the Moses basket in it to see how much I could fit in and then had to unpack it as that is what Alexaki needed to sleep in.

Sleep. Who am I kidding?? It’s 2.30am and he is still awake in the next room fighting closing his eyes! He went from painful crying to smiling when we tried to settle him. Poor Stuart is in there with him and he has to be up in like three hours as his flight leaves at 9am something…via Detroit!!!! It was literally the only flight I could find with my Delta Airmiles…so we can’t complain that he has a layover in Detroit! And there can be no complaining from the Stu-meister since I will be the one bouncing the poor little chap up and down the aisles for eight hours of flight while Stuart snoozes and watches movies!

Ugh. I really hope that Alexaki does not have a problem with his ears on the plane. He is still so stuffy and sniffley and blocked up. I have problems with my sinuses and ears sometimes when landing – that horrible feeling like they are going to explode! Ugh! I really hope he doesn’t feel that.

My little jet setter!

As Stuart said earlier….he’s just three months old and will have taken two trips already – one to Greece and one to NYC! A true Anastassiou baby ๐Ÿ™‚

Was just told the Sleep Sheep has finally settled the little monkey!

Even though its late it was kind of good that Alexaki was still awake until late as I hadn’t finishing the packing chaos! And I would have had to stop until he awoke again as it would have been too loud.

I am the best packer but I admit I am a little crazo with packing! My mum referred to me as Bossy Boots earlier! Well, I kind of had to be with all the masses amount of stuff were bringing back! We have six months of stuff here – mostly for the little one! Thank heavens we got items that could fold and be broken down…because I would not have been able to get everything in!

And I did it!

I even got the ‘maybe’ pile in!!

It took me the whole friggin day and luggage scales to get it done – and we only had to pay for one extra bag!

Each bag is literally exactly the right allowance…I’m telling you, I have a natural packing talent.

Only problem is its now late, I’m in pain from being on my feet all day, and am feeling wide awake as I’m still in adrenalin packing mode…and I have a full day of traveling ahead!

And I’m not sure yet what is going on really.

Am I happy to be going back to NYC? Am I sad to be leaving London?

I am sad to leave my dad tomorrow. We all fly to America and he is flying to Greece. He’s sad. He feels like we are all leaving him…but he has to take care of matters in person that have already been out off. He’s sad because he doesn’t want to miss out on any growth or new things or anything involving his little grandson Alexaki, since he has been with him from the beginning.

He feels like Alexaki is his strength to fight his battles. His hope. His courage.

He is. Alexaki makes everything better when you look at him ๐Ÿ™‚

Lets just pray tomorrow is not a hell travel day.

Tomorrow (I don’t count it being ‘today’ as a new day to me can only be deemed a new day if I’ve gone to sleep first)…tomorrow is quite the day.

Tomorrow is travel day AND my last day of 365. Now that’s friggin crazy! One more day!

Holy cow.

One more day.

All a bit of a whirlwind so I’m just focusing on what’s in front of my nose as they say! Things to get done, to occupy me.

I’m allergic to something. I keep getting itchy bite-like things. Could it be plastic? Trying to think of things I do every day as I get them every day. Could I be allergic to this 365 challenge haha? Or my baby??

He may be allergic to me….well, my breast milk…which is me, isn’t it?!!

Wouldn’t that be funny if it turned out I was allergic to him.

Ummmmm….NO!

What is wrong with me??!!!!