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Because turkeys mean fall.

Clearly I missed some posts last week.  On the other hand, I feel like I got a lot accomplished, not necessarily all of which will be reflected here.

In kids sports:

  • The middle four had swimming lessons each week.
  • By a mix of schedule and weather, our oldest only had four baseball practices.
  • We totaled four soccer practices and seven soccer games.
  • Our youngest went to two gymnastics classes.

Soccer has now moved to it’s “Under the Lights” late fall stage so all soccer practices for us are 7:00-8:30 pm.  This provides a whole new level of dinner complexity, but will only last a few weeks.

Other happenings:

  • Collectively we had two doctor’s appointments.
  • I attended another Back to School Night.  There’s one more next week.
  • I went to a friend’s for dinner which was a nice variation from normal.
  • We had a few play dates among the younger five kids.
  • The kids had a day off from school.
  • As a result of the day off there was only one math morning.
  • The youngest had visiting day and her first day of school.
  • We had visitors over the weekend.
  • One child attended a birthday party.

The big bout of productivity came in the continued cleaning out.  I finished putting away all of the sale items.  As part of that process I separated out items to donate to various charities.  Those items still need to be sorted and actually donated.  I also listed a number of items on online yard sales with much success.


  • Two pairs of women’s pants
  • One Halloween costume
  • Two pairs of hockey gloves
  • One pair of hockey elbow pads
  • One pair of hockey socks
  • Two travel booster seats

I also returned a shirt and gave away an infant tub and infant car seat.  And yet, the clean out continues.