Back to Virtual School

Yesterday was Sunday, which means today is Monday and back to virtual school for my boys. Oh yes, queue the return of the high blood pressure and mental breakdowns. Clearly, this is the scarlet O’hare moment – the role of a lifetime only I’ll be coming away with a Razzie instead of an Oscar. Also I’m wearing yoga pants for the fourth century in a row and not a beautiful dress.


The battle started early when I tried to get Goalielocks out of bed at 8:30. Last night he agreed that 8:30 am was a reasonable time to rise and get started. Our conversation, in fact, was quite precise on this timeframe. Sadly, this morning he completely abandoned that sentiment. I never imagined I’d be spending my mornings yelling to get my Goalie out of bed to attend virtual school. Ultimately, it took over a half an hour to get him up and moving. You can only imagine the pleasantries exchanged during that half hour.


Naturally, I took to my yoga mat to recenter and recharge. Normally, I complete my BBG resistance workout in the morning, but today I flipped my schedule. Instead I took a gentle flow yoga class with my dear friend and teacher Monica from Yoga Mundo. This morning it was just me in the class, which made for a great, personalized session. The virtual yoga classes have been a great tool to stay connected with my friends, but also continue my practice. Over the past six months, my practice has grown exponentially and I’m anxious to build on those gains.

By the time I finished my yoga class, my Mayor was starting to make lunch. He sautéed onions and chicken to serve with gluten free spaghetti and marinara sauce. First of all, it was awesome because he made it, which means I didn’t. Secondly, the food was absolutely delicious. I’m fairly certain that my Mayor is the best chef in the house. Needless to say, I’m thrilled that he’ll be continuing with the culinary program in high school next year.

After a brief nap with the puppies on the couch, I went to complete my resistance workout. I just started BBG week 7 and it’s a real ass locker. Honestly, by the fourth round of burpees, I had no bounce left and my hands were tired. Not to mention my legs were ready to collapse. These workouts are phenomenal and truly keep you moving and your pulse rate high. At the same time, I’ve never been stronger in my life. Plus, I’m desperately trying to fight off the quarantine fifteen with a non functioning thyroid!

As soon as I finished my workout, I turned on the Keurig and brewed some coffee. I was utterly and completely exhausted after the workout. Not to mention, I had to go immediately back to being headmaster of Hockey Mom Fit’s Virtual Reform School for Boys. I know what you’re thinking, but unfortunately I’m out of Bailey’s. When the hubby got home, I let him know that after only five days of virtual school I have earned a trip to Europe. Moreover, I’m half way to earning a trip to Fiji. Ideally, I would be transported this evening to Fjord Norway, but sadly that won’t happen. Anyway, this is not easy, but we will succeed.  Namaste my friends!


Here’s a list of our day’s activities:

*Reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

*Watched Family Guy and Community

*Watched the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

*Completed BBG day 1 week 7 resistance workout – legs and glutes

*Attended Gentle Flow Yoga with Monica from Yoga Mundo

*Took Anakin, Maya and Athena on a walk 

*Worked on Obedience Training with Anakin inside and outside.  I split it up into two sessions today. 

*Pulled my hair out managing my teenagers and virtual schooling.

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Sleepy Saturday

No surprise here, but it was another sleepy Saturday. Normally, Saturdays would be are craziest day of the week running errands and running from rink to rink. With the pandemic, all of that has come to an end. No longer are there frivolous errands to fill the day, which is probably a blessing since we’re spending a lot less money.


Fortunately, my puppies were more than happy to keep me company throughout this sleep Saturday. Anakin is now four months old, but still naps quite a bit. Thankfully, his big sisters are also ballers. All four of us spent a lot of the day chillaxing on the couch. We’ve been pretty lucky with all three dogs as they’re all calm and very sweet.

Actually, I did have a productive morning. I was able to clean out the laundry room and get some paperwork filed away. I’ll be finishing the laundry room and laundry tomorrow. Luckily, I had Anakin to help me find errant socks and dryer sheets. While I was cleaning at home, the hubby was looking at a job in Dade. Construction workers are considered essential in Florida, so thankfully he’s still able to work.

Initially, I had planned to make a supply run early this morning. However, I decided to wait until tomorrow since the Hubby had to drive to Miami for work. Thankfully, Terri and P.J. came to our rescue dropping off toilet paper and kleenexes. Thank you both! You guys are the real heroes! Since we weren’t going grocery shopping today, we decided we’d go to Home Depot to get plants for our garden.

We used to keep a garden regularly B.H (aka before hockey,) but with work and hockey we didn’t have the time to maintain it. Now that we’re gone and there ‘s no hockey, it is the perfect time to re-do the garden. The Hubby made the Depot run while I watched the dogs. We had to pickup more wood build a new garden box. Sadly, the old garden box had started to rot and needed to be replaced.

Hubby and the Mayor spent the evening pulling weeds and the aloe out of the garden. Unfortunately, I struggle with allergies in our back yard because of the mango tree and various other plants. Consequently, while they worked I slaved away on my phone ordering takeout on Door Dash. By the time our food was delivered, the garden had started to take shape and was looking great. We need to pick up a couple more boards, but the garden should be done tomorrow. We’re planting tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, peas and a bunch of vegetables via seed. In the garden already is a rosemary bush and of course our pineapple plants.

Wish us luck as we venture out tomorrow morning to grab groceries and household supplies. I hate the thought of going out, but none of the delivery services have any openings. Afterwards, we’ll be working on finishing the garden and cleaning up the house. Fortunately, once the garden gets going, we’ll have a better and safer way to get our produce. I’ll also take the dogs for a walk during our street, so long as the weather cooperates. Now I’m off to relax and claim my rightful place as champion of this sleepy Saturday.




Here’s a list of our day’s activities:

*Reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

*Watched Family Guide

*Started to re-build our garden

*Completed BBG Rest Day week 6

*Home Depot run for plants and soil for our garden

*Took Anakin, Maya and Athena on a walk 

*Worked on Obedience Training with  Anakin 

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