Hey Friyay! Where have you been all the live long week?
Last weekend my girls started all day ski lessons on Sundays. It went way better than expected even though the weather was cold here in Vermont (in the single digits.) Thankfully there was virtually no wind. Both girls had a great time and my 8 year old even asked if she could take another run when we picked her up at 3! Keep your fingers crossed that the great attitude will continue all season.
While the girls skied, Jase and I had a Nordic ski date at the Nordic center on the mountain. We did a back country loop, lunch and then another loop on the groomed trails. It was such a treat to spend the day with him and to be outdoors! Even though it was cold, we stayed warm because we were skiing, and I had my new favorite thing on the planet, adhesive toe warmers! Dude! Those things are amazing!!
We got home on Sunday evening, happy and tired, and I ended up deciding that it would be best if I set aside my duct tape parenting ideals (never do something for a child that they can do for themselves) and gave the girls more help than usual to get all their chores etc done for the school week. They kept asking why I was helping. Lol.
Hey if that means they like skiing, I am all for helping!
Unfortunately, spending Sunday evening helping them meant that I didn’t get my Sunday evening chores done. The result, was I spent the week living by the seat of my pants. It all worked out. It’s Friday, and I am still standing and my kids are happy. What more can I ask for?
You know what’s even better than that? This killer Slow Cooker Paleo Beef Chili recipe! (Like that segue?) This chili doesn’t have any beans or grains in it, but it is loaded with vegetables, lean grass-fed ground beef, and smoky chili spices. Today I am over on Cotter Crunch sharing this recipe because my friend Lindsay is in the process of moving across the country, and needed someone to help out on her blog. You remember her from when she stopped by with her tasty coconut apricot fig bites right?
Well now I’m returning the favor to her. Check out the recipe for this Slow Cooker Paleo Beef Chili here.
And one more thing before you run off to get the recipe…I quickly want to give a virtual high-five across the interwebs to Ken Miller and this tear jerker of a 300 lb weight loss story and my girl Ari who sent it to me. Keep up the great work Ken, and thank you for helping others to find fitness and health!!
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