The Weekly Ramble

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This is where I go all “old-school” blogging and ramble about what happened during the week: the highlights, the challenges, the mundane. This post also includes a round-up of the week’s posts if you want to catch up. weekly ramble work out

The gym

I made it to the gym three times, no, make that four, I’m heading there in just a few minutes. I was really discouraged earlier in the week. I felt like my back injury had undone all my hard work of the summer and that I’d have to start all over again. A former Marine friend of mine assured me that wouldn’t be the case. I was so glad she was right! It feels great to go, even though it takes major motivation to get me there. There are only so many hours in the day and you can’t get extra. But, I do feel pretty awesome after I’ve gone. I’d love it if we lived near a woods or hiking paths so I could do more natural exercise, but I’d have to drive to get to those places. Plus, it’s been rainy and cold. I’ll take the gym.

The weather

Speaking of rainy and cold, even though I lived in Kansas City for five years, I’ve gone soft. I was just as tempted as my kids to kick on the furnace when it hit 66 in our house yesterday. But, considering how much San Diego utilities have gone up this fall, I resisted. My new rule for the kids — and myself — is put on socks and a sweatshirt and then we’ll talk.

The sports season

Hockey season is over. We did the end-of-season party circuit this week. While I’ll miss chatting with my fellow hockey moms, I’m glad to get our nights and weekends back. Other folks tell me that they are starting basketball, gymnastics, and other hockey leagues. No thanks. My plate is already so full. My hat is off to you mamas who can pull it off. I for one cannot. You can find me here in my cave.

The holidays

I’m feeling really excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Can’t really put my finger on why. I’m hoping my excitement lasts. Last year I got hit with a weird funk that was hard to shake. I’m hoping to enter the season calmly and focused on good experiences with my family. So, that’s what’s been on my plate this past…

Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening on Life as MOM:

Here’s what’s been happening on my food blog Good Cheap Eats:

Coming next week:

  • Mom, You’re Awesome!
  • A printable meal plan for turkey leftovers
  • Booking It: Best Books of 2013
  • A Thankfulness Journal
  • An ebook sale 🙂

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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  1. I must be “old-school” because I look forward to your weekly ramble! And how did I miss the afternoon high five post? We used the morning high five for a number of years. I think we have that one down, but an after school high five is just what we need. Thanks!

  2. I prefer old school. 🙂 not sure when the switch happened but I like the personal details that make up blogs. I miss it in several blogs. Glad your back injury isn’t holding you back. Have a happy thanksgiving.

  3. I’m home avoiding ice and snow this morning and catching up on reading my blogs in feedly. I read a bunch of your rambles in a row and something struck me as a fellow sports mom. When you sit at hockey practice and games are you on bleachers or seats? I spend a lot of time in bleachers with football, soccer, wrestling, baseball, and track seasons and quickly found out that my back and hip can not handle all that bleacher sitting (wrestling and Fastpitch are all day events around here). My husband bought me a stadium seat with a back and that’s made all the difference between being able to walk the next day or not. This is what ours look like but we bought them locally

    • I bought one after my back went out, but it wasn’t as nice as this one you linked to. It helped, but I’ll have to get a better one before next season. I stood a lot when I just couldn’t handle the bleachers.

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