Every year, October straight up kicks. my. ass.  This year was no different.  Actually, that’s not true.  This year was different – it was worse than usual.  Things just get too busy in October, and I don’t like it.  I’ll (maybe) get used to the new pace (eventually), but for now, I’m honestly just down in the dumps about totally losing control over my time.  It’s just work, hockey, ringette, curling, meetings, work, hockey, ringette, curling, meetings…  rinse and repeat…  I just have to force myself to look at the bright side… as in, I’m so incredibly blessed to have 3 beautiful, healthy children who would rather get out and play sports than sit at home playing video games, I’m so lucky that I have a hubby who is engaged in our kids’ lives and wants to coach our boys’ hockey teams, I’m so fortunate to live in a wonderful community and I feel honored to contribute to it by volunteering my time on a couple of boards and coaching our daughter’s junior curling program, and (segue alert!) I’m so lucky that our finances are such that we can afford all these sports and activities without feeling the pinch.

There, I feel better already! Now, let’s get to the point of this post, shall we?!

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