So last year I wrote and shared a speech with our church ladies. It was a lot of fun to present. Here are my rough notes….Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I looked up animals thinking I would find some tear-jerking stories of sacrifice beyond comprehension that would stir up feelings of guilt and overwhelming despairContinue reading “Happy Mothers’ Day!”
(in memoriam) Barnabas. A rabbit. To the vet, an ordinary, brown-gray, seven-pound will-bite sticker on a chart. To my friends, a spoiled, somewhat stupid (because he doesn’t look like a cat) rabbit, ready to attack at one advance. To some gruff and unfeeling acquaintances, dinner — fricasseed, best with gravy. To my farmer dad, anContinue reading “Barnabas”
Be My Valentine: His and/or Her-gonomics?: Celebrating those special moments with Coworkers, Family and Friends
Writing a handwritten sticky note: Did you know that pen/pencil grippers are available to provide writing comfort for those with tension or discomfort in hands, arms, or wrists? Good for gripping issues with gripping issues. Sealed with a…..?: Avoid papercuts and allergic reactions on that sensitive tongue by using a damp paper towel to moistenContinue reading “Be My Valentine: His and/or Her-gonomics?: Celebrating those special moments with Coworkers, Family and Friends”
https://www.marninsaylor.com/ I will never forget the first time I saw the Marnin Saylor booth at Pike Place Market. As a rabbit lover, an English major, a teacher, a mom of girls, a pun-lover, and a perpetually dieting sweet-tooth, there was no store that could possibly have won my heart any faster. PASTRY PETS, sold inContinue reading “The Funnest Buns–at Marnin Saylor”
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here are some ergonomic reminders for your holidays this week. T= Turkey Lifting: Bend at knees! Lift from legs! H=Hand over tasks to reduce stress. A=Act to stay calm; deep breathe when faced with pesky politics or rascally relatives. N=Notice pain, strain, tension, and adjust. K=Keyboard; use an external keyboard for BlackContinue reading “Thanksgiving Turg/erg/urk/-o-nomics?”
I wrote this for my baby brother Mike, when I was 13. It’s from the perspective of the (tortured) cat. Love you, Mike. Hello, my name is Tigger-Too And I’m going to relate my life’s story to you. I love little Mikey-muss very much (A little baby boy) He loves me lots and lots andContinue reading “Tigger-Too”
(previously published on Madeline Osigian at The Little Decorator http://thelittledecorator.blogspot.com/) What are three books you are currently reading or have read recently and what did you think of each? The Book Thief: I actually listened to the audio recording of this book, and it was an incredible experience. It was a little jarring to learnContinue reading “Thoughts on Reading”
Nothing is better than the lush first days of fall When the sun sleeps sooner, casting shadows on the wall. The summer heat is fading, cool air, cool breeze, and more Time to grab my favorite box, labeled “FALL DECOR” All year long the box has hunched, tilting in its stack. Full of colors shutContinue reading “Fall Candles”
(written at work) When you work in an office Ya bring your meat Ya bring your water And some grub to eat. The days go by Ya work so hard Ya don’t check the date On that tub o’lard. Then a great day comes When a big ol’ sneak Goes in the fridge One holidayContinue reading “Refrigerator Rap”
An Apology to the Teacher Upon Completion of Decimal Homework I tried my best I failed the test Of decimals and my daughter. Place value rules My tips and tools. Just led us to the slaughter. So I thought and did I drew a grid Told her to line them up. And spot by spot Compared the two. IContinue reading “An Apology to the Teacher”
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