Also I went to PiYo on Sunday. I've done yoga and pilates before, so I was expecting an intense mat workout. Instead, I got an intense cardio/yoga flow/pilates abs workout that I am still feeling today.
I got this great groupon back in December for a fitness studio right by my house, but the catch is that I have to take all 20 classes within 90 days. That means at least one a week, sometimes two a week. So I'm already signed up for a regular yoga class and a barre class next Sunday. Working on my resolutions!
Can we talk for a second about Making a Murderer? I fell asleep during the first two episodes, got intrigued by the third episode, and now I think we're five episodes in, maybe six. I fell asleep during the last one we watched, but only at the very end. It's frustrating and intriguing and it feels much more strongly biased to me than Serial podcast.
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Speaking of the Serial podcast, I was totally in the camp of Adnan is innocent. One day at lunch, I mentioned the podcast to one of our criminal justice professors. He hadn't listened to it, but he downloaded it that day (and ended up assigning it to one of his classes!). When he'd gotten through all the episodes, I asked him if he thought Adnan was innocent.
Nope, he said. Definitely guilty.
I was aghast! Incredulous! Astonished! Noooo! The pay phone! The timeline! The potential library alibi! It doesn't work!
The CJ professor rolled his eyes. He pointed out that, based on evidence, Hae was killed by someone who knew her. She was killed without a weapon, which pointed to a crime of passion. And he was totally skeptical of Adnan not knowing where he was the day Hae disappeared: "I'm dating you? Or I used to be dating you? And you go missing? I'm sure as hell gonna know where I was that day!" So, yeah...
But he agreed that there really wasn't enough evidence to convict him, regardless of guilt or innocence.
Oh the criminal justice system! I'm relieved I chose grad school over law school, but I think in another life I would have liked the challenge of practicing law in the mucked-up, biased, mess of a system we have going on.
END OF SPOILER.
Okay, enough true crime. Back to my life. Coco has not been sleeping well, you guys. The last time she slept all the way through the night without waking up, crying, and demanding mama-milk? Christmas Eve. Over a month ago. Two nights ago, she was up FOUR TIMES. Last night, just once. I used a lavender + witch hazel spray on her sheets and blanket last night, and I really think it made a difference. Love the
The thing is, we are going to have to get serious about NOT giving her mama milk every time she wakes up. I know logically that this is the only way to get her to sleep through the night. If you rewarded someone with $100 every time they woke up in the night and yelled, they'd keep doing it every night, right? So something's got to give with the mama milk reward--particularly since she's going to be 18 MONTHS old in a week and a half.
It's just that when I'm tired and stumbling in the middle of the night, I'd rather nurse her and rock her and get us both back to bed in 10 minutes than fight her and listen to her cry for who knows how long.
Ok. Not asking for advice. Just venting. Thank you for non-judgmentally listening.
In other news (cross my fingers and spit in the devil's eye) Zuzu has been doing well at school since Christmas break. I don't think it's an accident that David's been home and our schedule has been more predictable, in spite of the craziness with the floor work we had done. She even got to be the model student to show how to sit on the line! (I guess that's worth bragging about? We got a picture emailed to us, so it must be Kind Of A Big Deal.)
My brain feels frazzled right now. But it's Wednesday! The week is already half over. I told Zuzu today was hump day and she said, "No it's not! Daddy said it's Wednesday." Sometimes it's hard to live with a three-year-old who is sure she knows more than I do about everything. I do admire her confidence, though!
This is one of those blog posts where I get to the end and I'm like, "This is nonsense. I should not post this." But I'm just going to go ahead, because sometimes nonsense is all I got. And sometimes it actually sparks really interesting conversations in the comments. You never know.