Monday, September 17, 2007

RBOC: Post Lazy Weekend Edition

  • Exercise: I'm still trying to fit this in. These past two weeks were so busy that I only managed a walk twice. I need to combat the post-work exhaustion. My goal is to walk 10,000 steps a day. I do 3-5k during a work day, so I want to add on the remainder somewhere. I discovered that it's only a 1/2 mile walk to the grocery store. When I asked the kids and my husband how far they thought it was, they said 2-3 miles. Funny how traffic and stop lights distort our view of distance. I'm planning to walk there more often when I don't have much to get. Ideally, I'd get a bike with a basket of some kind. I'm drawn to the idea of adding in exercise as part of what I normally do rather than as an add-on.
  • After back-to-back soccer games on Saturday morning, the Geeky family basically did nothing all weekend. We all had moments of thinking we might do something ambitious, but settled in to doing nothing quite easily. I think we all needed the downtime.
  • The heat actually kicked on this weekend. Fall has really and truly arrived. We had our windows open since we turned the air conditioning off and overnight, it got quite cold which made the house cold enough for the heat to come on (which means it got quite cold; we have the heat turned way down). I'm not a big fan of cold, cold weather, but I like the fall chill. I'm looking forward to baking apple pies and pumpkin bread.
  • The week ahead looks much calmer than the last two weeks, which have been jam packed with back to school activities and requests (as many of my previous posts can attest). I'm hoping to be able to get back to work on some projects that got put on the back burner as we ramped up for the beginning of the school year. I'm really looking forward to that!