The “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” Project

I had almost forgotten about “The Project.” It was done and over with . . . finally. And then I saw this: This is my “I’m out of time and don’t want to make one more decision so I’ll stuff everything in a basket and hide it” plan. It’s a bad plan really but when time...

I Am a Butterfly

When the radio came on the other day I thought, “What a sweet way for God to wake us up.” Yes, I do realize that I’d set an alarm but apparently my foggy morning brain had not registered that truth. Trust me, this is not generally the first thought I have when I wake...

Rally the Troops

Ping. “Oh, I’ve got a new text message,” I think to myself. And then, Ping, Ping, Ping. And I know, almost without looking, it’s “the girls.” Something is up and “the troops” are being called into action. These three women are some of my closest friends. If I’m having...

Trivia Can Save You Money

I enjoy trivia, little facts that are basically unimportant in a person’s everyday life. So, when I go to Caribou Coffee (found only in the Midwest) I enjoy their “trivia question of the day.” It’s posted up on a chalkboard, and if you know the answer you...

I’m a Red Cross Reject

Today’s story actually started back in my college days. As I’m sure is still the case on college campuses around the country, there were frequent Red Cross blood drives. I was always WAY too much of a chicken to donate blood, but my roommate was a brave one. EVERY...