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Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Stretching and Glutes

It's a Fitness Friday and I feel like I should have some wisdom to impart but it's not that type of post today. 4 workouts this week. Today I've taken off because we're out of TOILET PAPER and SHAMPOO. That's when you know you've spent too much time at the gym. Monday I took a class called "Strength and Balance"...

Not quite Ms. Hannigan

My girls have 3 chores. 1) Make your own bed.  2) Pick up your own toys before leaving the house and/or going to bed.  3) Help empty the dishwasher.  We also ask them to set the table, help fold the laundry by doing socks and towels and easy to fold items, and generally clean up after themselves. This morning I...

‘Tis the season. For shopping.

This post contains a referral link. Feel free to use it if you're signing up for this service to share the savings-love. It's the season for shopping. Lots of it. And, if you're like my family, your shopping will happen primarily online to avoid the (ho ho ho) holiday lines. This is where Ebates.com comes in handy.  If you go to your vendor's...

Phoebe Buffay is kicking butt on Scandal

I have an ongoing list of ideas for blog posts.  I try to write down my thoughts when I'm not swamped with job-work, overwhelmed with house-work, or just plain worn out from every day life.  I've been meaning to tell you about my recent love affair with the Shonda Rimes soapy-drama, led by the amazing Kerry Washington, Scandal.  Now,...

Just Friday, no Fitness

It's been a rough one, folks.  An entire week of no fitness and poor eating choices.  Eh.  We'll have this.  Time to regroup and get focused.  We have just over 6 weeks until the new year, and then 6 weeks after that I have a birthday where the age category "early 30's" starts to get less accurate.  So let's...

Spinning

Fitness Friday again? This post is about my maiden voyage with spin class. I've kept my own advice about moderation and worked out only 4 weekdays (instead of 5). I did these: trainer-lead workout with a group of friends, Cardio Chaos, Spin, day-off, and today I'm doing Tabata. I'll post about Tabata next week since this is coming to you before...

The Maiden Name / Who’s Your Daddy

Whether I would change my name when I got married had always kind of been on my mind. It's been on my mind for most of my adult life even before I knew my husband. Maybe it is because I am so steadfast-- inflexible? tomato/tomato -- and "Mary Galioto" has always been who I am. It is what I call...

Why are we skipping November?

Did you know that Santa Claus arrived at the Quakerbridge Mall on November 9th?  Santa Claus, November.  A solid three weeks before Thanksgiving, and a mere 10 days after Halloween. Did you know that the Hallmark Movie Channel is showing Christmas movies 24-7?  Probably not, because I think I'm the only person (and my Mom.  Hi, Mom.) that watches HMC. Have you...

What is celeriac?

Last week, I posted that I was making carrot and celeriac soup. And no one commented! I can only assume it's because you haven't encountered much celeriac (rather than assume that no one read my post). Although I guess I could assume you don't like posts without pictures. Well, here it is in all its gnarly glory: I found an NPR article...

Fabletics fitness clothes

I've been on the constant hunt for fitness clothes (pants in particular) that are not total garbage and also don't cost a small fortune. Lululemon, for example, is beyond what I am willing to pay at this point in my life. We're on one income. That one income doesn't want to spend over $100 on one pair of workout...

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