I’ll start with a confession. When I saw that January 27th was National Cake Day I knew immediately that would be the week for the BAKE SOMETHING FROM SCRATCH challenge. It wasn’t until I took the picture of the date in my calendar that I realized it was actually National CHOCOLATE Cake Day. I’d already purchased the items […]Read More Let Them Eat Cake!
Anonymous good deed? Check. 500-piece puzzle? Check. Mastering a new favorite song? Check. Now, it’s time to BAKE SOMETHING FROM SCRATCH. My mom liked to bake. She made bread shaped like teddy bears and even baked her own dog biscuits! So, genetically it seems like I might have an advantage in this challenge. But my own experience […]Read More On Your Marks, Get Set…Bake!
This was an enjoyable challenge but it was a challenge all the same. As a regular sing-alonger I promised that I would push myself…and I did. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m in the midst of a serious obsession with the musical Hamilton. At home, it’s been looping so much that Andrew can probably […]Read More Oceans Rise. Empires Fall.
This next challenge is really no challenge at all for me. MEMORIZE ALL THE WORDS TO YOUR FAVORITE SONG, THEN BELT IT OUT WHEN IT COMES ON THE RADIO. I’ve been doing this as long as I can remember. Ask any of my kids and they’ll tell you. I cannot sing but that does NOT […]Read More Sing a Song
Challenge number two is in the box. Actually it’s out of the box and still sitting on my table but you get the point. I put together a 500-piece-puzzle with a little help from Andrew. Actually a lot of help. Basically he did the puzzle and allowed me to assist but it’s done. It was pretty much […]Read More Pieces of My Heart
Hey, I feel like I’ve accomplished something! Maybe you do, too! That’s about as many exclamation points as you are ever going to get from me. So, trust that I’m feeling pretty good. The first challenge was definitely challenging but also kind of inspiring. Bear with me. We have 99 challenges to go and they […]Read More I’m Puzzled by Puzzles
If you are not aware of Panera Bread’s Rapid Pick-up service, you are missing out. This handy little courtesy allows you to order and pay from an app on your phone and then when you arrive at the restaurant your meal is magically waiting for you on a special shelf. No waiting in line, no […]Read More It is Harder to Give Than to Receive
Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. Actually, I’m starting with page six but it is the first challenge. DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE BUT DON’T TELL THEM YOU DID IT. Hmm, okay. Seems simple at first, and if you don’t want to get too cutesy about it, it really […]Read More Starting at Page One
A couple of years ago my sister, Emilie, sent me a box of books at the library where I worked. This in itself was not unusual. She often donated boxes of books for us to use in our collection, give away as Summer Reading prizes or generally use as we best saw fit. In this […]Read More Looking for the Adult in the Room