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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Lifestyle
A bit of everything -- parenting, fitness, humor, health.

Children and Play

DaughterOne started kindergarten this year and I was so saddened and surprised to hear that there is very little playing in the classroom. They have "special" classes that involve music, gym and library but, from what I understand (and please know I'm getting my information from a child who just turned 5) there is not much playing. And DaughterOne is...

Carrot and Celeriac Soup

I'm making "Carrot and Celeriac Soup" for dinner tonight because that's what's in season now and that's what's in my fridge! I'm loosely following the linked recipe above but, since it is measured in grams and I'm not a precise direction following person, I'm just roughing it. Equal measure of carrots and celeriac -- that much I can understand. What...

Toys R Us 2013 Commercial

I'm not the kind of person who sits around analyzing what commercials say about today's society. I don't even watch commercials usually. We have a DVR and Roku with Netflix and Amazon Prime. No. Commercials. Ever. Last night, we were watching DVR'ed Big Bang Theory and stumbled on this commercial: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz4zqbDjYO4] Toys R Us Commercial And I was floored. I couldn't...

The end of a harvest

Fall is my favorite season, no contest -- the break from summer's heat, sweaters, the crisp smell in the air, apple pie, the way the Chinese maple bathes my kitchen in a red glow from it's changing leaves right outside the window. Right now DaughterOne, without even knowing what I'm typing, is making up a song about about having...

All in moderation

This is the Fitness Friday (not really -- it is Fitness Friday Eve) when I admit that moderation is a beautiful thing. Monday I took a cardio class called "Guns and Run" which is as hardcore as it sounds -- a lot of heavy dumbbell lifting and then a ton of running around the track -- and (possibly encouraged by...

Moo.com and the calling card

I don't have a business card (being a SAHM hasn't started paying yet) so instead of what working folks do, do you know what I do when I meet someone? We hastily attempt to enter each other's information into our phones while wrangling our kids from running into the street by their coat collars. Most of the time, we...

When you’re a shy extrovert

I recently came across a blog post called "How to Get Along with An Introvert" and my first thought was NOT "Gee, maybe I'm an introvert." I have always assumed that I'm an extrovert because I am friendly, sometimes loud, and sometimes outspoken. And I am usually not drawn to introverted people immediately because they are more difficult to get...

Livefit Phase 3 Update / 6 percent

Hi Fitness-Fridayers! (Stick with this post because I'm revealing some remarkable results.) Last week was wine. This week it was donuts. And I started feeling down on myself that the whole self-sabotage notion, that I presented last week, is totally correct. It is correct in many respects. I think my fitness gains would be really transformation-story-worthy-remarkable considering the enormous effort I...

Life is like a box of poopy

This is a post about poop. If you don't like that subject, you may want to look elsewhere. There are several poop stories I'm going to share -- some are shorter than others. To make them seem more literary, I'm going to refer to them as poop vignettes. Also, please don't be surprised that I have a very elementary school...

Trashing the Toys

Well, it's happened.  It's the week before Halloween, and the requests are rolling in... Well-meaning, kind-hearted relatives: "What should I get the girls for Christmas?" ME: "Is it rude if I say rent money?" WMKHRs: "Hahaha.  No, seriously, what do they want?" ME: "Is it rude if I say no clothes, no toys, no books?" WMKHRs: ----silence---- So basically, I'm rude.  I'm a Grinch.  And it's not...

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