Wednesday, August 24, 2011

End of Summer Catchup

Caught my 20 month old red-handed - she climbed up on a chair in order to grab a little of the the Kerrygold in the middle of the kitchen table. Can't say that I blame her, though. :-p
Things are cooking up, as it were.

  • Preschool's kickoff is coming up very soon - you saw the week's worth of day camp lunches I packed for my preschooler earlier this month, and that's a little sampling of the lunches that will be captured in the weeks and months to come.

    Related: Just for fun, I'm planning on branching out a little bento-art-wise bit by bit, so my practice efforts will probably show up in my preschooler's lunches.

  • I've signed up for Crossfit, as I mentioned. My intro class is around the corner and I still almost pass out from nervousness at the prospect. I still haven't figured out - if I sign up for an early morning workout-of-the-day slot - how I'm going to sneak out of the house without waking my daughters.

     I need to get back into my menu-planning groove. Even though it's a little taxing dreaming it all up in one go, having it "done" (and my grocery shopping "done") later in the week will make things a lot easier for me when I'm trying to adjust to the new schedule.

    Related: I need to get to bed earlier, because once the o'dark-thirty WODs begin, my 11 p.m. bedtimes aren't going to cut it anymore.

  • I've signed up to manage my MOPS group's meal delivery for postpartum moms for this coming year. I had meals delivered to our house - several dinners' worth - both times I delivered my daughters and it. was. AWESOME. I loved having that backup so much that I am now a regular meal-bringer for postpartum moms, ergo volunteering to help get the meals delivered made sense.

    What does that have to do with paleo eating? I'm planning a series in the coming weeks on what to do on the delivery end and what to do on the receiving end of moral-support meals.

So, that's what's happening in my neck of the woods. What are you preparing for as the school year is gearing up?


  1. Looking forward to all the goodies you're going to post about it!

  2. On the crossfit, I did it for 3 months last year, and I am back into it for 3 weeks or so now, and I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when heading out the door to some classes. Its getting better, the more classes I get through with no real issues the less nervous I am. There are still some classes that scare the pants off me, like I missed the 'hero workout' on monday and apparently it was a super doozy even for the experienced folks. But in the end, I always make it through (with no puking or passing out), and each class builds my confidence a bit more.

    Good luck, you will have a blast!!

  3. ditto to looking forward to lunchboxes and esp. meal plans! Good luck with Xfit!

  4. Most of my cross fit workouts are at 6am....i had to give up my 11pm+ bedtimes as well...not fun, but without the extra sleep i can guarantee i will be missing the workout.


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