February/ time constraints/ missing workouts: a time block explanation

It is definitely February. Obviously- you all know this. But what I mean is that that new year window of January is most decidedly over for me. See, January always tends to be a "lull" month around here. Probably not for everyone, but in my current life, January is always pretty chill. Just not usually… Continue reading February/ time constraints/ missing workouts: a time block explanation

Family Fun, Weekends

Another full weekend- but, happy :)

This weekend felt really long!! I think it was because we did a lot of different things. It seems when you do one, single activity all day, maybe time goes more quickly? Or at least the perception of that time, looking back on it. But when you transition from one thing to another to another,… Continue reading Another full weekend- but, happy đź™‚

Gratitude, Life

Some complaints + gratitude :)

The end of this week has felt overwhelming to me. Despite our heat wave, which has been a welcome change, and has made everything feel nice, bright and very "summery". But I don't know, I just feel...overwhelmed. My brain dump list from last week has remained untouched, except I've thought of a bunch of things… Continue reading Some complaints + gratitude đź™‚

Kids, Parenting, Productivity

A 12 year old’s perception of “free time”

Asher is really busy right now. Obviously he is back in school, but he also has play practice after school, volleyball Tuesday/ Thursday and swim practice almost every night. It's a lot! Possibly (probably?) bordering on "too much", but we decided to allow it because it's a fairly short period in time. (The play is… Continue reading A 12 year old’s perception of “free time”

Family Fun, travel

Back in the USA + my worry stone!

We're home! We got home last night, actually (Saturday). The flight home was a bit longer than on the way over- maybe 7 1/2 hours, but everything went smoothly. One nice thing flying home from Ireland is that they do a U.S. "Pre-Clearance" for Immigration and Customs before you leave Ireland. Then, you just get… Continue reading Back in the USA + my worry stone!