Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year

It’s the last day of 2011 and my wish for all of you in 2012 is to try something new and face your fears head on. You might just find out they aren’t as scary as you once thought. This … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Ya….so it’s that time of year.  Right. I teeter back and forth between making New Year’s resolutions or not.  Last year I made a list and did them all except one.  For the record, I’m still up for the tap … Continue reading

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Rhymes With Tiffany

I got some pretty amazing gifts this year. There was the musical picture frame from Speed Skating Son engraved with ‘ My Love Will Always Be In Your Heart‘.  And yes, I did sob like a baby when I read … Continue reading

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This Close

I. AM. SO. FRUSTRATED! You can tell by my excessive CAPS LOCK usage. For the life of me I can not get on the outside edge of my left skate. IT’S DRIVING ME MAD. Speed skating is all about edges … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned Training For A 15 k Race

In 2009 I got roped into running a 15 k race.  With the August 22nd date looming over my head it became quite clear I should actually “practice the running” instead of only “thinking about the running”. So around June-ish … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Is Coming…To Watch You Skate

The other night when we went to Speed Skating Son’s speed skating Christmas party, Santa made an appearance.  The kids were all on the ice–ages ranging from 3 to 15–when they heard bells and a jolly Ho Ho Ho! The … Continue reading

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It Comes In Threes

Last night was Speed Skating Son’s speed skating Christmas party.  It was an hour and a half practice followed by a visit and gift from Santa and lots o’ treats.  Both boys were ridiculously excited.  Treats?!! We get treats?!! We … Continue reading

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Can We Just Talk About Sports For A Moment?

Hockey Playing Husband has been playing hockey almost all his life.  He was on skates at an early age and his love of the sport has only grown.  Since we’ve been together he’s played hockey two to three times a … Continue reading

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Dreams

Son No. 1 announced to me yesterday he wants to skate in the Olympics. I like to be supportive but the realist in me feels the need to be, you know, real.  So I told him about the hard work … Continue reading

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My Unauthorized Biography

Son No. 2′s class has a reading program.  The kids choose a book, bring it home and they’re to sit with a parent and read, then mark it in a journal.  It’s a good program and I normally really enjoy … Continue reading

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The Laws Of Detraction

I believe that people are fundamentally good and nice but I’m also a realist who knows you’re always going to encounter the occasional *sshole. What I mean is that you can hear a thousand wonderful comments but when someone says … Continue reading

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Speed Skating Relays

We did relays again last night.  For the record, relays are the bane of my existence. This is what a relay looks like. This is what I look like doing a relay.               I’m … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned At Great Wolf Lodge

I haven’t written for a few days because we took Speed Skating Son to Great Wolf Lodge for his birthday.  He had to miss an ability meet in order for us to go which kind of sucked but we had … Continue reading

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Cheetah, Cheetah Pumpkin Pie Eatah

A couple of weeks ago our family went to a 65th birthday party for my husband’s business partner’s dad.  In the midst of dinner a magician took the stage and lo and behold, hubby was asked to c’mon up and … Continue reading

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