I like lists. On my desk at work I keep a list of things I need to do and another list of things I want to do. I use a grocery list at the store, made from the list of dinners planned for the week. I make and request lists for birthdays and Christmas. I […]Read More These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
“Times of sadness and stress make fun and laughter even more important.”Read More 2020 Hindsight
Game plan: order some kind of identifiable meat and be comforted by the idea of bread.Read More We Ate Things We Didn’t Recognize
I’m amazed, and frankly a little scared, at how fast time passes. A lot has happened since I last wrote and yet somehow I can’t believe it’s been over a year. 2018 was in most ways a year like any other. I worked, I ate, I laughed, I cried, I moved. Ah, yes, the ever […]Read More Direction Over Speed
I’ve had a good time working my way through all of these challenges. Obviously, some are more fun than others. If you’ve ever sewn on a button you know that it’s not for entertainment. But, I have to say this challenge was the best. I’m not exaggerating when I say we have been a Marine […]Read More Much Appreciated
With this challenge we are moving from learning a solid life skill to more of a life-expanding experience. ATTEND A PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENT. I have attended many professional sporting events in my life. I grew up watching the local minor-league hockey and baseball teams in Oklahoma City. Heck, I even watched the National Finals Rodeo a couple […]Read More Do You Believe in Miracles?!
This challenge brought up a bit of an irrational fear of mine. I don’t like needles. Not in the I’m afraid of shots way, although I don’t love those either, but more in the I’m going to step on a needle! way. I don’t think I’ve ever stepped on a needle before but apparently it’s a real concern […]Read More Needles, Shanks & Irrational Fears
The latest challenge appears simple on the surface and could easily be dismissed. LEARN HOW TO SEW ON A BUTTON. I’ve sewn a button or two in my time. I don’t sew, so any button-sewing for me is strictly in repair mode. I used to be one of those people who saved those replacement buttons that come […]Read More Buttons Are Gross
It’s taken me a while longer than I’d like to get this next post going. The next challenge is a big one and I’ve actually been working on it for about a month now. RUN A 5K. I’ve never RUN a 5K before. Once upon a time I did run track. Middle-school track, if you […]Read More Walk a Mile (or 20) in My Shoes
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!