Yesterday I threw my back out while trying to get my daughter into her car seat. It was not one of my finest moments, but over the past seven years this has been getting a little too frequent, and I refuse to spend any more money on chiropractors. I didn't have any interest in exercise either. Until today that is.
After getting home and taking too many muscle relaxers, I got the wild idea to hunt down my old Fitbit.
My only goal right now is to get 10,000 steps in everyday. I'll worry about diet and all that other stuff later. Right now I have found that just walking is making my back feel better without needing muscle relaxers and pain killers.
I'm happy to say I exceeded my goal of 10,000 steps this evening.
Now I've just got to keep it up.
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not totally happy with the way this one turned out. Especially the shape of the cats face in the first two frames. I didn’t notice it until I started scaling the image down.
Part of me wants to redraw the whole damn thing, which I might one day. The other part of me says “Chalk it up to a learning experience and move on!”
The comic itself is pretty much how I have woken up every morning for the last seven years.
Spent an hour carving a rotting 🎃 for #Halloween. Had to quit when it got too gross. Did the best we could with what we had. http://ift.tt/2eYzRkV
This pretty much sums up how I spent my birthday. http://ift.tt/1rcTh7r
Can’t wait to spend the weekend with this little scamp! http://ift.tt/1Ps15Kd
After work cuddles. http://ift.tt/1TERmmZ
Playing with L. http://ift.tt/1K3YA1z
Waiting for her vaccinations. http://ift.tt/1SkjSL0
“Wait! So the DISH ran away with the Spoon? This doesn’t add up!” http://ift.tt/1OYUQuj
Not even 2 months old yet and she’s already giving me attitude. #kids http://ift.tt/1myv1dL
I remember when that panda was bigger than her. http://ift.tt/1MI0mjk
Don’t mind us. Just the new Sunday morning routine of hanging out in/under a SpongeBob blanket and looking for Boxing Day deals. http://ift.tt/1mG9csU
Guess who’s coming home! http://ift.tt/1P3JYOB
I’m starting to feel impatient. I just want to bring my little girl home. http://ift.tt/21Ii9SO
Two weeks old! http://ift.tt/1XonajN
Got to the hospital to find her in her first NICU issued sleeper. She is apparently not a fan of sleeves. http://ift.tt/1IfmA0I
Soon that last IV will be removed. Five more hours! http://ift.tt/1I7mwA8
Just ate. In about a week she won’t need the remaining IV or feeding tube anymore. http://ift.tt/1lDgI7x
Today she is one week old. 😀 http://ift.tt/1I3ZtGp
Yesterday I got to hold my daughter for the first time. It was a good day. http://ift.tt/1l89E2d
The Mother & The Daughter http://ift.tt/1MNA9ok
Our view from the hospital. http://ift.tt/1YdBGb0
They took her Darth Vader mask off. Currently breathing without assistance. http://ift.tt/1ObNDJN
Here’s a picture of my little girl. She’s so small she can barely wrap her fingers around the tip of my index finger. It’ll be a while before we can bring her home, but it’ll be great when we can! http://ift.tt/1X11ox8
Today I am a father. Also, this has been the most terrifying day of my life. http://ift.tt/1Yb66L5
After ripping out that rickety old closet last week, I was left with the task of repairing the deteriorating wall it was hiding. Luckily I had a bucket of plaster and some scrapers in my mudroom, and a couple extra partial buckets of plaster and tape donated from my family.
I’m going to let this dry for a couple of days before I plaster again and sand. With luck I’ll be able to start priming and painting next weekend.
I’ve known for months that I’m going to be a father, but until today we didn’t have a clue what the gender was going to be.
Now it feels so much more real.
We need to pick out the paints, and I gotta get to work on that baby room. Gotta order the carpet and the crib and the car seat and stroller. It feels exhausting, and expensive and totally worth it.
I’m excited and nervous.
I mean, one day I’m going to have to have the talk with her: “Marvel and DC are two totally different companies that publish separate fictional universes that will never crossover in their respected cinematic universes unless Disney or Warner Bros acquire one another.”
That talk might have to wait until she is three or four.
I really miss those…and pretty soon it’ll be about 18 years before I get another.
Even though I managed to screw up my back, and am hobbling around like someone three times my age, I’ve been pretty busy today, but not as busy as I have the past few weekends. I’ve got a lot of work to do around the house, like working on the baby’s room, but that’ll have to wait. I just found mystery leak behind the shower wall that will require my attention sooner than later. I’d just like to know where the water is coming from before I rip the wall apart.
Once that is fixed I have to rip out a closet that someone thought they could build all by their self, and redo the electrical line that they ran behind it. I’m no expert on home renovations, but even I know there is a huge difference between knowing how to do a renovation, and thinking you know how to do a renovation, because you saw it on the DIY network and said “I CAN DO THAT!”
I have nothing but contempt for the previous owner of this house. All I can really do is make it a lot less problematic for the next owner.
He must be bored. http://ift.tt/1NByz8P
Trying to put my #podcasting rig back together. Repurposing an old iPad, iPhone, iPods into the mixer for sound effects, playlists, interviews and from there the audio goes to both the iMac for upload to SoundCloud(probably) and an old GoPro as a backup and for posting a video version to YouTube or Vimeo if I feel the need for a video post. Also, look at that! No longer constricted to square photos on Instagram! http://ift.tt/1KolK0Y
I’m sending my name to #Mars on #InSight.
Saturday morning thunderstorms. http://ift.tt/1PGW7IK
This is the first time I’ve ever seen boxed water. http://ift.tt/1h1uKx7
Helping or hampering? http://ift.tt/1TUr7uN
If I keep hitting my @fitbit goals like this, I’ll start losing weight again in no time. http://ift.tt/1Pl4N6W
#Caturday morning. http://ift.tt/1J7mEcL
Nothing feels safer than Helicopter practice behind the office. http://ift.tt/1IWmdlv
Apparently I’m a medic. #Pandemic http://ift.tt/1HApaHx
Lazy cats. They spent 30 minutes hunting a house fly, and now this. http://ift.tt/1SWRdHH
I can’t argue with the calendar. Okay, maybe not Facebook. Twitter. I’ll look at Twitter. @theoatmeal. http://ift.tt/1OIzRNK
Didn’t know this still worked, but when I turned it on, it had six audio files from a ghost walk I did. 6 years ago. The audio is pretty bad. Sounds like a lot of rustling in my jacket. It’s not until I hear someone say: “I AIN’T WALKNG ACROSS NO GRAVEYARD!” that I remember when this was last used. http://ift.tt/1HQOXPj
The first photo of the next Liebrecht. Code named: Galactus. #galactushungers http://ift.tt/1JtnX6w
We think it’s time we posted this… http://ift.tt/1OiL0V8
Read comics. All comics. And then cut them open to steal their power.
So my plan was to charge up my cameras. The cat said ‘NO!’/’MEOW!’ Hopped onto my lap, flopped down and fell asleep using my camera bag as a pillow. I just don’t have the heart to move her. #cats #cameras http://ift.tt/1fGQLRY
The weather app makes Winnipeg look like a 1930s Werewolf movie.
What are you looking at? http://ift.tt/1JDBN8X
Waiting @ The Door. http://ift.tt/1NwxUnE
How about a vintage bottle of #Redbull that expired ten years ago. I believe it has reached a state that will cause blindness if consumed. http://ift.tt/1FRRAvD
If I ever write a book, I think it’s title will be “Born Scowling” http://ift.tt/1FRQzUn
Cleaning up my office I found my old #FantasticFour keychain. I haven’t used it in a decade. It looks like it has seen better days. http://ift.tt/1Ca9gbm
This is my television antenna. I was able to make it without using the #RedGreen method. http://ift.tt/1FOYZfe
The Saturday morning routine. #Caturday
@marvel cards from #1991. These were my obsession when I was a kid.
Read this book! You’d be surprised by how many hurt feelings and burnt bridges are behind your favourite characters and creators. #MarvelComics The Untold Story
I set the bags down for one second, forgetting there is catnip in one, I turn around and see this.
The carnival that has no lines. Mostly because it appears to be closed.
Saturday night D&D. With Tiger Blood!
Today I will get some work done. Yup. Sure will. Mmmhmmm. Wonder if there is anything good on tv right now…
Here to see Kids In The Hall with Aly. (at Burton Cummings Theatre)
Someday they’ll find me muttering to myself in a room full of partially used notebooks.
Finally finished cleaning. No thanks to these two.
I love that IKEA feels they need to tell me this.
The airport @ 6am
After 7 hours of importing and editing, it has taken 10 hours to export 88% of this video.
Now I edit.
It still amuses me that my phone wishes me a happy birthday.
I’m very happy about this…
Ouija Board Coffee Table from my first apartment. Great way to keep people from coming over.
My new business cards arrived today from @moo and they look amazing! They even arrived over a week early!
From the Maximum Carnage TPB.
Hey look! It stopped snowing for five minutes. #winnipeg #canada
Brewster giving Sookie a bath. #catsofinstagram
Had to do another blood test today. I think I got the lab tech on her first day. Ouch!
@emziez new D&D terrain.