Two words have been on my mind in thinking about the state of our country and politics this past week: Bullying and courage. We have too many bullies and not enough courage. There is a lot of media coverage on the bullies with very little pushback on them. The bullies, whom we have enough actual… Continue reading Bullying vs Courage
Surprise! Another October Saturday, another band contest. This one is the Bands of America Super Regional. I’m going to post tomorrow as I’ve some thoughts on my mind I need to get out into the world.
My former boss’s last day was this past Monday. As a little good luck and thank you celebration, I made some peanut butter cookies. As I mentioned in a recent post, we have some team members who need gluten-free baked goods. Although I can’t do gluten-free every time, I wanted to do so for the… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookie Battle: Gluten vs Gluten-Free
Today was the first day of my new position. Learning all the things I didn’t know I didn’t know, and what I needed to know that I don’t. All par for the course in any new position. It will all calm down soon. I’ll feel a little more knowledgeable soon. Longer post another day. For… Continue reading Life is Busy
I’ve never been shy writing about the weaknesses and poor decisions made by leaders and spokespeople of the Democratic Party. They more often than not, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In doing so, they often look as if they can get nothing accomplished. Which, more often than not, is true. Universal health care,… Continue reading Be Better Storytellers Dems!
This week I was asked to bring a dessert when we went over to the Papa’s for dinner. When I get asked, which I enjoy bringing a dessert, my mind starts racing. My mind wonders if I should make something I’ve made in the past. Maybe take a risk and make something brand new. Should… Continue reading Banana Cake
In exactly one week, another door in my educational career will open. I will be the new director of our division. It is a great opportunity, and a challenge I am looking forward to meeting. Many have congratulated me and asked how I’m feeling. Really, I’m very excited. And. Really, I’m a bit anxious. Excited… Continue reading Another Door Opens
We have such a lack of leadership nationally! Gregg Abbott and the Republicans in Texas have passed a law that allow bounty hunters and vigilantism towards citizens exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights of both body and voting free reign. Amy Coney Barrett and Samuel Alito give speeches or statements to the press saying the Supreme… Continue reading Just So Frustrated
A couple of times a month I like to make a baked good to take to work. It makes me feel good, and from the feedback, my colleagues enjoy tasting the treats I bring. I’ve taken brownies, banana bread, fancy brownie boats, cakes, pies, and all types of cookies and cupcakes over the years. Essentially… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you have ever built a house in modern times, you know they don’t build it board-by-board. The parts of the house arrives in pieces, essentially puzzle pieces. Sections are already put together and ready to be raised. Pieces are even numbered so the contracted construction workers take a piece, attach it to the foundation,… Continue reading Modern Construction