Some misc. things today..... 1- I read a short story about decision making yesterday: A psychologist gathered up 8 professional horse handicappers and told them he wanted to see how well they could predict the winners of horse races. Their test was to predict 40 horse races in four rounds. In round 1: Each gambler… Continue reading Information and overconfidence in decision making… plus other misc.
It's officially fall today! The weather is taking a sudden dive precisely on the Autumn Equinox here today- it was 85 on Monday, and here is the current temp and forecast: Probably going to feel a bit shocking! But 'tis the season. We are also moving officially into what I consider "the holiday season". It… Continue reading Officially fall (aka “gratitude season”)
Friday the boys didn't have school, so I took the morning off and we went to a pumpkin farm/ corn maze. At 11 and 13, they are getting a little bit past the "get super excited about a pumpkin patch" age....but they agreed to go. (I got the feeling that if I had said, "Oh,… Continue reading Moments to cherish
I think because it's been so warm, I'm having a hard time believing that it's already October 13th today. But it is! We haven't done too much yet in the way of "fall fun". I'm thinking this probably isn't going to be the year that we do "all the things" for fall. With the various… Continue reading Some fall fun
I haven't done one of these in a long time! Feeling it today, though. 🙂 1- It is fall. Being the fall loving person that I am, I know it's odd I haven't addressed this fact yet on the blog. We are actually having a snap of cooler (but in a lovely, beautiful way, not… Continue reading Friday 5: fall books, XC, meals, WFH & workouts!
For the first time in a few weeks, we didn't have a soccer tournament, AND Ethan's league game was a home game (aka- the best kind of soccer game, 3 minutes from our house). It still felt plenty full, but simply being HOME more was just what I needed. I've mentioned I had been feeling… Continue reading A productive/nice weekend
After getting to bed too late last night (my fault/choice), I woke up around 3 am after a creepy dream. It had a very scary (and very realistic!) climax which jolted me awake and literally had adrenaline buzzing through me for a few minutes. It was a perfect representation of how the mind/physical body are… Continue reading Beautiful day/ sleepless night
Connection You hear a lot of talk about kids and the pandemic, how bad this all is for their social development and especially their mental health. I was just thinking how very grateful I am that overall, my kids are fine in this regard. (I know this is so not the case for so many,… Continue reading Social Connection + Fun
Crazy- it's October 29th already! Now only 2 days until Halloween. Besides working on the "Where's Waldo" pumpkin, this week hasn't felt particularly Halloween-y to me though. We still need to carve pumpkins! This always seems to get put off until the very last minute, every year. I don't know why. Maybe we all like… Continue reading Pre- Halloweening
Housekeeping: First, a couple of quick housekeeping items. #1: If you are still accessing my site from the old gratefulkae.blogspot.com URL, please take a quick moment to update however you access my blog to the new gratefulkae.com site! If you follow me on Feedly, I don't think my posts will show up there anymore, unfortunately.… Continue reading Housekeeping + Would You Rather