The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.

coloring page ps 16

The week has not gone on without its mishaps. Grumpy children. Grumpy mamas. Messes. Funky wi-fi. Empty gas tanks.

Despite the crazy, there’ve been lots of really great things. I know folks say that you shouldn’t take pictures, just absorb the moment. But, I love scrolling through images of the week and being reminded of precious moments and people.

I’m really thankful for that iPhone camera!

Here are some of my favorite moments of the week:

My Monday morning Periscope. I was so worried about it, wanting to make it worth it for new viewers. It was fun that the coloring page I chose to feature fit perfectly with what I wanted to share: My biggest mistake as a mom. I love how He works!


I am starting to be able to do more at yoga. I saw a glimpse of this in early December before my meds got to be too much. This week I saw another glimpse of it, so maybe my meds are in the right place now. Like nonexistent! I’m cautious but hopeful that my thyroid is behaving itself.

Either way, I’m super thankful that I’m able to take a weekly yoga class and exercise on a daily basis, either at home, at the gym, or in the neighborhood.

grapefruit sections

Grapefruits are a big favorite at our house, particularly when I cut away the pith and peel to leave the juicy sections. My kids were thrilled to see grapefruit on the menu this week.

I was even more thrilled when I figured out how to do a kitchen demo on Periscope! I’d tried once in December to do a demo and it failed miserably. This time was a success! So, if you want to know how to make grapefruit fit for a king, check out the replay.

coffee walk

This girl is so joyful. She almost always has a smile on her face. She’s my bonus baby and such a wonderful bonus at that! This was her week for a coffee walk. It had been a rough day, but walking and talking with her — and playing the Alphabet Geography Game was super duper fun.

She also is learning to roller skate with Big Sis’s hand-me-down skates. Her excitement is infectious! Love it!

date night pizza

Date night is a highlight of my week. THIS is one of the perks of living debt-free, and I’m so thankful. As Dave says, “Live like no one else, so you can live like no one else.” Being able to spend the evening with my husband at a favorite pizza place/microbrew is such a fun little respite in the week.

This week we sat by the fire pit and enjoyed his and hers drinks, pizza, and wings. (His: beer, jalapeno/chicken; hers: cabernet, mushroom pizza)

Another plus of the week is celebrating FishPapa’s birthday today. He said he wanted to skip it, but we’re ignoring him a little. Celebrating quietly is our compromise.

Despite its imperfections, it was a good week, indeed.

Meanwhile, here’s what I’ve been doing this week:

Coming soon:

  • Zone Defense
  • a FREE Valentine idea booklet
  • Healthier Meal Planning
  • Handmade Valentines for Dummies 😉

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  1. Caught this scope just now on Katch. Exactly what I needed to hear. For the sake of privacy, I won’t go into detail, but the Spirit was speaking through you today on a subject that’s been especially burdensome to my heart as of late. Thank you.

  2. Those bonus babies are God’s way of grounding us, I believe! My third child was completely unexpected and he is absolutely the glue that binds us all together and makes us rejoice in all that is possible.

  3. Grapefruit is my daughter’s favorite as well. She calls it nature’s candy. She will eat it if I section it, but she really likes it when I cut it in the traditional half. I think it is the fun of squeezing out the juice after eating the sections. She often likes to add the juice to a glass of orange juice. Super healthy, available at an affordable price year round – win win!

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