Archive for the ‘Fun Stuff’ Category

Hypnophobia

Powerlifting Meet circa 2014 I might be afraid of sleep. Or afraid of losing control of my time I’m awake, or maybe I’m just a whacko and let my mind spin in circles. I didn’t sleep much last night and I committed to being at the gym by 6. So, of course my restless legs […]

Journey Towards Joy: Body

And by tomorrow…I meant in a week. Ooops! So this brings me to how I wanted to start by saying…my work schedule has been very unpredictable. This is ok, but hard to plan things in advance. Sure does keep me on my toes and make me creative about scheduling laundry and working out and such. […]

I don’t like roller coasters.

I’m posting this in frustration and utter exhaustion. I don’t really like roller coasters. I used to, but then I got old and had vertigo and now I’m just a spinny mess if I try to ride one. The kids have had finals this week and it’s a first for us. Since the two older […]

The Team!!

Here we are, getting ready for our first leg of the trip…LAX to Amsterdam. Only an hour in Amsterdam then off to Johannesburg. So exciting!!

Family Night: Art Project

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about family night. Honestly we got a little lax in our creativity. Also, stuff’s expensive so we had to set a budget for the night limiting us a bit. This week, I got the idea to do a craft when Emma asked to go to Michaels. Jackpot! So […]

Some workout stuff…

Crossfit Games Open Sectional 13.1 Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of: 40 Burpees 45 pound Snatch, 30 reps 30 Burpees 75 pound Snatch, 30 reps 20 Burpees 100 pound Snatch, 30 reps 10 burpees 120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible RESULT: 123 repsĀ  This […]

A little ditty, about me ‘n “Diane”

Last May I did a workout named “Diane”. It is 21-15-9 of Deadlifts at 155# and Handstand push ups. I had barely achieved handstand push ups at that time and the workout took me 19:53. Pretty long, but I finished it. The gym retested it recently but I got sick and couldn’t do it with […]

Dear Moxie…from a compulsive friend hider

A letter from a reader: Dear TM, How do you use Facebook? I sometimes feel like if I see one more meal, one more workout, see one more “cutest picture ever” of a kid, pet or otherwise living thing or one more whiny post about how bad your cramps are, mother in law is or […]

Monday MOM Musings

This week (Thursday) my eldest child turns 16. SIXTEEN, people! I have mixed emotions about this and by mixed I mean 3% excited for him and 97% FREAKING out. I sense this year brings many changes for him. He’s on the verge of driving…in a car…by himself- without me to put my arm across him […]

Wednesday Workout

I haven’t had a surplus of time to writes posts and with picture editing and stuff, it takes some time to make a post not look cheesy. A couple of weeks ago, I had one more day to workout before going on a trip and I was in between programs. (I have an awesome coach […]