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The Weekly Ramble
Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 12, 2014 @ 10:06 am In Announcements | 4 Comments
The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.
It was a pretty sweet week in these here parts. It was relaxed and fun, despite the crazy. I didn’t plan on all the fun or the extended spring break we had; it just kind of happened, which is the best way, isn’t it?
Monday: We went to see Captain America  as a family. I had been offered two tickets a few weeks ago to attend an early screening, but FishPapa wanted us to see Cap2 together. So fun to do that instead!
You know that we are total Avengers geeks around here , right? The film far surpassed my expectations, outdoing the first movie, which is saying something. I am looking forward to seeing it again.
Tuesday: My good friend Jessika and her two kids came down to do a Legoland  field trip with us. It was a hot day, so that made the splash pad and the water rides extra fun.
Wednesday: I had a minor emotional breakdown Wednesday morning, feeling overwhelmed by all that was on my plate. I made a list of all those things and how long they take me each week. FishPapa tallied it all up for me, looked up, and said, “Well, out of your 112 waking hours, only 98 are spoken for. You’ve still got time.”
Ha! In the next breath, he said, “Basically all your time is occupied, so we need to find ways to free you up. The kids and I can do more.”
Amen, hallelujah. I love that man! We’re working out some strategies so that I can feel a little more free. I also downloaded a time tracker app  that I’m really liking. It is so easy to use! I’ll know after a week if my estimates were right and where I can “find” more time.”
I’d had a few specific worries on my mind for about a week. Many of them resolved by hump day. So thankful! Whew. That took a lot out of me, too.
We capped off Wednesday with our regular “Marvel night”. We’ve been watching Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD  via an Amazon TV pass  for several months. The TV show and the Marvel movies are all connected, so this week’s episode was super interesting to us in light of the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier . We’ve been analyzing both all week, which gives me a great conversation starter with otherwise taciturn teenage boys.
Thursday: It was such fun to see so many people post images of my new book, Best 100 Juices for Kids  on their instagram, facebook, and twitter accounts. The book comes out in stores on Tuesday; at least one reason to celebrate Tax Day.
Thank you to all of you who pre-ordered. I hope you like it as much as we do.
We had a really fun outing, the kids and I, on Thursday: running club, library, and some errands. It was nice to just take things as they came and not stress about getting things done.
Friday: FishBoy11 woke up with a fever and sore throat. Bummer. We laid low, doing independent work, reading, and watching the first Pippi Longstocking movie. Here’s hoping the illness is short-lived and not widespread.
So that was the week. And it was good, despite the ups and downs.
Be sure to let me know what stories and articles are helpful to you and what you’d like to see more of in the coming weeks. I want to make your “life as MOM” as fun and as easy as possible.
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 Captain America: http://marvel.com/movies/movie/181/captain_america_the_winter_soldier
 we are total Avengers geeks around here: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/07/how-i-became-a-marvel-universe-geek.html
 Legoland: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/05/legoland-with-a-2-year-old.html
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 a time tracker app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/atracker-pro-daily-task-time/id519561306?mt=8&uo=4&at=10laUH" target="itunes_store"
 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EY7MFKS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00EY7MFKS&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 Amazon TV pass: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200182030&tag=oflwtf-20
 Captain America: The Winter Soldier: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843866/?ref_=amzn_sr_tt
 Marvel: http://marvel.com/images/gallery/movie/181/images_from_captain_america_the_winter_soldier#16-971539
 Best 100 Juices for Kids: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1558328297/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1558328297&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 Lessons from Becoming a Mom: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/04/lessons-from-becoming-mom.html
 How to Start the Day Relaxed: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/04/how-to-start-the-day-relaxed.html
 Making Juices for Kids – A Survey: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/04/making-juices-for-kids-a-survey.html
 This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Les: Mostly Meatless: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/04/this-weeks-dinners-for-70-or-less-mostly-meatless.html
 How to Eat Better on a Budget (Frugal Friday): http://lifeasmom.com/2014/04/5-ways-to-eat-healthier-on-a-budget.html
 DIY on a Dime: Easter: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/03/diy-on-a-dime-easter.html
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 Enjoying the Ages and Stages: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/03/enjoying-the-ages-and-stages.html
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 Our Meal Plan for the Week: http://goodcheapeats.com/2014/04/our-meal-plan-for-the-week-3/
 Grocery Geek: April, Week 1: http://goodcheapeats.com/2014/04/grocery-geek-april-week-1/
 Let’s Talk Juice, Baby: http://goodcheapeats.com/2014/04/lets-talk-about-juice-baby/
 9 Great Foods to Bring to a New Mom: http://goodcheapeats.com/2014/04/9-great-foods-to-bring-to-a-new-mom/
 Crockpot Chili Bean Soup: http://goodcheapeats.com/2014/04/grocery-geek-april-mid-point/
 Grocery Geek: April Mid-point: http://goodcheapeats.com/2014/04/crockpot-chili-bean-soup/
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