Saturday, April 21, 2018

Week in Review 4.21.18

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We hit re-entry hard and fast! I had a bunch of work due this week, a lot of catch-up at home and so many questions about the remodel. We desperately missed the sun and easy days of our Hawaiian spring break. I met a baby pony who decided to hug me which was a bit shocking but still cute. 

I ordered a salmon share from Drifter's Fish this week and I'm so excited. We won't get it until October but this is fresh salmon direct from the source. 
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Exercise

I somehow got in 5 workouts this week - three boot camps and two barre3 classes. I have a goal of getting in 18 exercise sessions this month and I'm currently at 10 workouts with 10 days left in the month. It's going to be close especially as I'm traveling the early part of next week and then Scott leaves for a long business trip. I'm going to make it happen though!  



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Food

The girls started making dinner again this week. We had fallen off and I'm determined for them to learn important life skills. Molly made Macaroni and Cheese while Maggie tackled Chicken Noodle Soup. Molly was able to do most of the work herself with some guidance from me. For Maggie, I prepped all the ingredients and then had her put them in the pot and stir, etc. They were both so proud of themselves and I'm looking forward to this becoming a more regular thing. It is definitely more work for me but I'm hoping that by the time they are 10 and 12, they will be making me dinner without any help. I have dreams!


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Maggie and I tried a new sushi restaurant this week, called Sushi Naomi. I had high hopes and while the sushi was delicious, it was quite pricey and the atmosphere left much to be desired. Oh well! There are other sushi restaurants to explore. 


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The Girls

Molly had a fun field trip to the Zoo this week which started out a bit dramatic. I had planned for Maggie to stay at school late that day so I could chaperone the field trip (younger siblings were not allowed). Then the preschool's boiler burned out and the school was closed on that day. I emailed Molly's teacher and it turned out, I wasn't the only parent in this situation so I was allowed to still chaperone and Maggie joined the field trip. In the end, it all worked out well and everyone had a blast! 

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The girls are both loving their swim lessons and Molly is obsessed with t-ball. She insisted that I buy her a glove and a bat. Now she is asking for balls but I'm feeling a bit more hesitant about making that purchase.  

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Other Goings On

The highlight of my week was meeting Baby Zara at the MI Funny Farm. She's a fell pony and just the cutest thing ever. I spent of lot of this week running around like a chicken with its' head cut off. I'm excited for next week though. I have a press trip and the weather is promising some nice days which will be beneficial since I need to get out in the backyard and spruce it up. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Week in Review 4.14.18

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We spent this week in Maui, Hawaii on Spring Break. It was a wonderfully relaxing time where we slept a ton, played in the pool and explored the Road to Hana. The girls loved splashing at the Pirate Pool before discovering that the big pool had a slide which led them to ditch the Pirate Pool. 

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Exercise

I somehow got in 3 workouts this week. I went swimming twice and did a hike on the Road to Hana. It was nice to really be on vacation though and just chill out. I'm not very good at chilling out but this week I really did. 


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Food

Food was amazing this week! Maui has some of the freshest and most delicious food which I enjoyed to my fullest. I had amazing seared ahi tacos, korean beef tater tots, hula pie and more. It was so good. We also ate many meals in our condo and had an old fashioned lunch of PB&J with apples and chips on the Road to Hana. I think the kids liked that meal the best. 

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The Girls


The girls were in heaven this week. They got to swim all they wanted, watch all the tv they wanted and eat all the food we normally limit. They got a little sunburned, a little over sugared and had a whole lot of fun! 

All in all, it was a nice relaxing week without much to report on. I'll share our trip up the Road to Hana soon. 


Saturday, April 07, 2018

Week in Review 4.7.18

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The week before vacation is always filled with the humdrum of getting ready to leave. I did lots of laundry, cleaned a bunch, packed, packed and packed some more and ordered a bunch of things in a panic. All in all, I got it done. 


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Exercise

I only got in 2 workouts this week. I did two boot camp classes and I decided that was ok. Even though I'm probably not going to get any workouts in next week, I just don't care right now. I may have pushed it too hard last week. Oops! 


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Food

I visited the Seattle Biscuit Company this week for a piece I'm working on it and it was amazing! I ordered a ton of food and took some home for our construction guy. Delicious! Seriously, these biscuits are like heaven! 

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The Girls


The girls started swim again this week. It's a crunch to get Molly from school at 2:20 pm and to the pool for her 2:30 pm lesson but we made it work. 

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Other Goings On

I started my 100 Day Project this week. I'm already having so much fun with my Instax and figuring out how to take the best photos with it. I'm being conservative because film is expensive! You can follow my progress on Instagram with the hashtag #100daysofreebeckiinstax.
Thursday, April 05, 2018

April Goals


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I really liked having set goals for March and while I may not have accomplished all of them, they gave me great direction and helped me focus. 


Here is how I did on my March goals:


  1. Exercise 20 times - I worked out 22 times! 
  2. Complete "The Artist's Way" - Finished this up! 
  3. Embrace Minimalism by doing the Minimalist Game - Follow along on Instagram at ReeBeckiMinimalistGame - I did this and purged more than 450 items from my house!
  4. Read Moby Dick - I started but did not finish this book. 
  5. Catch up on my reading of the Bible - I'm nearly caught up! 
  6. Knit Nanoo - Still working on this.
  7. Knit my March Hat for charity - DONE! 
  8.  Complete TKGA Master Knitting Level I  - I'm thinking about tossing this goal aside. 
  9. Deep Clean and Purge the Living Room, Bathroom and my Bedroom - I did everything but clean the Living Room windows. 
  10. Inventory and Purge my Yarn Stash - I did a good purge but now need to organize my yarn into Ravelry. 

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With that in mind, here are my goals for April! These include some 2018 goals and some specific goals for April. 

April Goals


  1. Exercise 18 times (Spring Break might hinder some of my workouts) 
  2. Buy a trellis for my garden
  3. Catch up on the Bible
  4. Read Moby Dick
  5. Knit Nanoo
  6. Knit my April Hat for charity 
  7. Work on the Girl's 1-and 2-year-old photo books 
  8. Deep Clean the Dining Room and Den 
  9. Update Ravelry with my Yarn Stash
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Float On...

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A few weeks ago, I had the chance to check out Urban Float and try out floating for myself. I am not somebody who can relax easily and usually has a million things going on so I was intrigued by the concept of floating in salt water for an hour. 

I arrived at Urban Float and was led back to my float room. There was a large pod in the center of the room and I was told about the lights, how the lid worked and what to do if I got salt water in my ears or eyes. I quickly disrobed and hopped on into the water. I decided to wear a swimsuit because I wasn't sure if you floated naked or not. I'm kinda glad I wore a suit but know if you decide to wear one that you need to really rinse it out once you are done. I did a preliminary rinse but needed to wash and soak my suit later that night. 

I slid into the water and adjusted my body to a nice floating positing. I opt'd to leave the lights on but closed the lid. You can either leave it open or close it. They recommend closing it to keep your body warm. I ended up having to crack the lid when I got too steamy about 20 minutes in. I honestly had a hard time relaxing and while there was lovely music playing, got completely bored about 40 minutes into the float. I feel like 30 minutes would have been plenty for me. I tried to hang out but after 45 minutes got out and took a long shower in the provided showers. The salt water quickly started to dry on my skin and took some effort to wash off.


Overall, I'd say the experience was good. I still have a few more floats available for use but I'm not sure if I'll use them or not. The whole experience took about an hour and a half which is a lot for my schedule. However,  I could really see the benefits of relaxing and floating. It would be really good for injury healing. 


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