Friday, October 28, 2016

happy weekend

Oliver built a pretty epic cup tower last night. Elliot was crazy about it. Literally crazy. Ha!

Hooray for the weekend! I feel like we are really earning our weekends these days. Friday gets here and we all sigh with relief. We did it! We made it through another week! Phew.

I'm going to put 37 down as the year my body gave up on me. I was running the other day and realized that it was more of a shuffle than a run and I honestly couldn't pick up the pace. That was as fast as I could go! And I wake up with sore hand joints every morning. Does this happen to you, too? I've heard fish oil helps, but haven't committed to it yet. I've never minded getting older, but now I'm not so sure. My friend, Sarah, posted about this book about aging. I think I need to check it out.

I made this baked oatmeal this week and replaced the sugar with two mashed ripe bananas and it was delicious. There is still a sprinkling of brown sugar on top, which gives it just the right amount of crunchy sweetness. Someday, if I keep trying, my kids won't leave a pile of raisins at the bottom of their bowls, right?

This article made me laugh.

And I've seen this one floating around Facebook. Mike once went to a meeting where a family therapist was speaking about pornography. He said that smart phones were the worst thing that had ever happened to his practice. Our daughter, Mabel, is 14 and every single one of her friends has a smart phone. She doesn't even have a phone yet! I tell her she'll thank us someday. That's totally what teenagers want to hear, I'm sure. Do you have thoughts on this?

I have halloween costumes to sew and halloween party lip sync moves to memorize today. What are you up to?

Have a fun weekend!


  1. I have found heart rate training to be a good fit for my running as I age!:) It validates my bodies desire to go slow. Another Mother Runner has some great info. Here's the most recent podcast and the initial podcast about HRT from early 2016 was great. Have a great weekend!

  2. I heard apple vinigar the real stuff helps or tumeric for the joints.

  3. Hi Stephanie, I am 46 and used to run until my hip started to bother me, so now I walk and do yoga! I do miss the massive sweating I used to do with running! :-) Its nice to know your on the same boat as we are with the phone thing, as I know we are a minority! We have a daughter who is 12 and ALL of her friends except one have phones. My husband and I both feel that its just not necessary at this time, as we have seen it just causes issues, plus there's no reason for it we are always with her or know where she is. We do have a flip phone she can use when she is at away games that we are not able to attend, but she has never used it. We are not sure yet when we will provide her with a phone. She has seen the issues the phone/texts causes between her friends and is glad she is not apart of those conversations/arguments. She has not ever asked for one and I believe it is due to what she is noticing. There are days I wish it was 1950! lol!

  4. That book sounds interesting; thanks for the recommendation!

  5. My twin 12 year old boys have been begging for a smart phone for months. They don't even have a regular cell phone yet. I am so glad when I hear of others who haven't given smart phones to their kids yet. Thank you for your blog. It is always somewhere I can come to be uplifted. -Lindsey


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