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Who needs a gym?

March 18, 2014 2 comments

It was a particularly rough afternoon getting someone to shift gears from sitting on the couch to afterschool activity. Between that and this job I have, it cut into my plans to workout today. But having decided on a few athletic goals for the next few months I really wanted to get it in. So we dragged the bike + trainer into the living room for 40 minutes of mind-numbing aerobic activity.


So here’s basically my view and I think a pretty nice window into life as a mom, trying to eek out time to work out.

Note lack of window covering on the back window.

Look closer. See the plastic on the windows. Still.

Look even closer. See unfinished summer project of striping the woodwork of 80 year old finish that came to a screaming halt as soon as we had to close the windows. So that’s first, then a new paint job on the walls/ceiling, then new window coverings. Or maybe, spend that time on the bike outside. Yeah. That sounds better. Soon as the snow melts and we take the plastic off the windows.


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Last minute

December 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Santas workshop


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Sick day

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Stayed home today with my sick kid.

We both cried as we watched the velveteen rabbit.

We ate some toast.

We drank ginger ale.

And now we’ve rallied enough to move off the couch.


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I’m bored

August 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Summer lull.
Younger child at camp.
Older child without something to do.
Look up idea for artwork online.

No longer bored.


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First errand of summer vacation


My kid is amazing!

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment


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November 25, 2012 Leave a comment

“mama. I like the hills where both sides of it are downhill! But if they were all like that then you would never work hard. And sometimes it feels good to work hard, you know?”


“If they were all like that then the woods wouldn’t be so quiet and then it wouldn’t be as good. ”

I love skiing with my kids because they’ll just talk and talk. Sometimes they are really tuned in to life.