‘Santa tested. Rambo approved.’

“I just found the perfect Christmas gift for you!” my husband, Brian said while scrolling through his phone. “Really?!” I couldn’t leap out of my chair fast enough. I had to see the perfect gift for me, and there it was: a tactical stocking equipped with, “26 must-have survival tools,” including a flashlight, fishing kit, … Continue reading ‘Santa tested. Rambo approved.’

Hot or cold – don’t touch that dial!

Ah, the Thanksgiving season. When we gather around the table taking stock of our blessings, appreciating our families, and pondering that age-old question, “Why can’t we turn up the furnace??!!” “Nope,” I quash that craziness immediately.“But it’s freezing in here!”“Put on some pants!”“I like wearing shorts! I’m turning it up!”“Don’t do it!” You’d think my … Continue reading Hot or cold – don’t touch that dial!

It’s not rocket science. It’s just ALDI

Someday I’m going to shop at ALDI, I’d tell myself while driving past the store, pondering all its mysteries and wondering what ALDI shoppers knew that I didn’t. Was there a secret handshake? A code word to enter? Is it really cheaper in there? And what the heck is up with the cart/quarter thing?  I’m … Continue reading It’s not rocket science. It’s just ALDI

The shared home office: Where productivity goes to die

When your husband is working from home since March and you're sharing an office, the topics of conversation have digressed well beyond, "where's the stapler?". “Do you know what I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid?” I ask, while typing at my desk. “Give me $100?” Brian replies. “Raft down Duck Creek.” Duck … Continue reading The shared home office: Where productivity goes to die

Do you believe in miracles? Step up to the table

If I learned any lessons this week it was this: a miracle can happen when I least expect it, even in a Dick's Sporting Goods store. There I was - wandering aimlessly around the North Face puffer vests when I happened upon a table stacked with shoeboxes and a "CLEARANCE" sign. Under the word that … Continue reading Do you believe in miracles? Step up to the table

Cookie dough that’s safe to eat – good news…for some

Headline: Tollhouse shocks the Internet with surprise raw cookie dough announcement Word 'round the kitchen is that Tollhouse is selling cookie dough that's safe to eat. I suppose that means some people can start eating raw cookie dough now. As for me, I'll continue to eat my cookie dough the old fashioned way: dangerously and … Continue reading Cookie dough that’s safe to eat – good news…for some