At work we have a thing called killer whale and whoops monkey. The killer whale goes to the person who did a killer job that week. Whoops monkey is just a moniker for us to share a mistake we have learned from or one from which others might learn. This evening I had two whoops… Continue reading Whoops Monkey!
Finally, after two-and-a-half years, I’ll have the butler’s pantry cabinet if which I’ve been dreaming! It actually is three pieces together to give the illusion of one big cabinet. Got one piece finished. Now off to do the second. Just hope, when all pieces are standing side-by-side, it fits. I measured several times, but if… Continue reading Butler’s Pantry Cabinet
Once upon a time, there were two billionaires who outsiders might say seem to be a bit bored. Both of them, probably unbeknownst to the other at the time, decide a trip to space sounds like a great idea. They probably thought alongside the lines of, “I’ve got the money, and the time, plus think… Continue reading Billionaire Space Race
As planned, my mom and I went to see The Quilted Garden this morning. We left right after going to the local farmer’s market. Interestingly, her farmer’s market was larger, and offered a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables than mine at home. A nice reminder of how fertile the Ohio land can be.… Continue reading The Quilted Garden
I drove to my mom’s place after work today. We had made plans to go out to dinner, Steak-N-Shake. Afterwords, we headed to the hotel for the evening. To give her a little stay-cation of sorts, I reserved a room for her as well. She can have a little time to herself and be away… Continue reading An Evening with My Mom
I’m about to get real here. In many of my blog entries I’ve shared private feelings and thoughts. So today won’t be anything I haven’t done before. But, today it about something I’m finding deeply embarrassing, which is why I’ve not shared yet. For the first time in my life, and I had hoped I’d… Continue reading On the Verge
A great thing happened today for two of the best human beings I have had the privilege of knowing for close to 40 years! They have mentored me, counseled me, brought the cook and baker out of me, reprimanded me, but most of all, loved me, brought out the best of me, and helped me… Continue reading ¡Viva Papa Rob and Papa Joe!
I’ve often been told the way to cook a frog is to put him in a pan of nice cool water. It is familiar to him, so he doesn’t think anything about it. He just lies there enjoying a nice soak. As he lies there, you turn on the burner at a fairly low temperature.… Continue reading We Are the Frogs in the Frying Pan
Today was vegetable garden evening. It has just been too warm to get out to it like I had planned. The other yard work just took the energy out of me as we have had some hot and humid days this weekend. My goal was three-fold: to harvest the green beans, to trim leaves and… Continue reading The Bounty Begins