There are advantages to being self-employed. I as the employee (me) never have to waste time coming up with reasons (excuses, lies, whoppers) to tell my boss (also me) why I can't make it in to work. (I'm a mean boss. I never let myself get away with anything!) I found some real whoppers on … Continue reading What a whopper!
While watching an old television Western, Tales of Wells Fargo, I had two thoughts come to me. The first was when the bandits stopped the stage coach. Thanks to the pandemic, my thought was, how nice that they were wearing their masks. The second was regarding the man riding shotgun. He was seated on the … Continue reading Riding shotgun
We have a little sign that we got when we bought some overstuffed chairs years ago. It says, “I'm a recliner!” Since then we have made it a game to hide it where the other person will find it and get a laugh. The best one was when my husband put it on the under … Continue reading Pack animal
I was stopped yesterday by three people in my town with a population of approx. 7500 souls. These three people were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Defined it is someone who runs around in a crazy, frenzied manner. Scientifically speaking, (this might get a bit graphic) after you decapitate the chicken, … Continue reading Probabilities
We have all lived it. We have all been on the receiving end of it. Jealousy, the green-eyed monster. A feeling of envy, especially of a rival. It is also defined as covetousness. Which is the tenth of the Ten Commandments. In my last post I promised the rest of the story behind David's older … Continue reading Green-eyed Monster
Now that's a super hero, Wolverine from the Marvel Comics X-Men. For those of you who don't know the story behind the hero, here it is. James Howlett was born in Alberta, Canada, in the late 1880s, as the son of wealthy farm owners John and Elizabeth Howlett, though he is actually the illegitimate son … Continue reading Wolverine
I'm sure you can agree. Some mornings you are slower to wake up than others. Well, as I was waiting for the coffee to brew, I started my water for oatmeal. My husband suggested putting in a pat of butter to make it savory. So I did. Then the physics lesson in thermodynamics began. (I … Continue reading I’m melted butter
I remember when I had to suffer through this. New Math. It was taught during the 1950's—1970's. It was supposed to be a dramatic change in the way math was taught, emphasizing “discovery learning.” Students worked in groups to invent theories about the problems posed in the textbooks. The goal was get past children only … Continue reading New Math
This idea is genius! I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. Maybe you've heard of carbon offsets. A carbon offset, sometimes called a carbon credit, refers to paying someone else to reduce their carbon emissions or increase their carbon sequestration (as in by planting trees) in order to offset your own carbon … Continue reading I’m going to make Millions!
In my efforts to be more mindful to express gratitude daily, I realized that sometimes it is the simple pleasures that brings us to a place of thankfulness. Like the way my mouth feels after brushing my teeth. A warm bed. The first cup of coffee in the morning. Vanilla lip balm. Cocoa butter lotion. … Continue reading Flames