When you hear the words “inside-out”, what do you think of? Do you think of the film where every emotion has a character?  (If you haven’t seen the movie, it is cute.) Do you think about accidently wearing a piece of clothes the wrong way?  (I went to the beach last week and put my t-shirt inside out when I left…went to lunch like that…and then errands….or at least that is the story I’m going with!) Sometimes inside out makes me think of just being all turned around and not knowing what is going on.  I have felt like that lately.  I feel like thingsRead More →

DISCLAIMER: NO HUMANS, DOGS, STUFFED MONKEYS OR CHILDREN WERE HARMED IN THE WRITING THIS BLOG. (With a disclaimer like that….you want to keep reading…right?) What do you do when you are tired? Do you curl up on the couch and watch TV? Maybe you check out of life with a book on a hammock in your backyard? Some folks have even been known to catch a few “z’s” just to recharge. Not me. When I’m tired, I think I should write a blogpost. Not a good blogpost…but a blogpost that makes sense as I’m typing but when I look back…I think to myself “Don’t writeRead More →

Do you have a favorite holiday? Are you all about the festivities of Christmas or do you prefer a Labor Day barbeque? Do you doodle hearts in anticipation of Valentine’s Day or are you more of a Halloween pumpkin and skulls person? Maybe it is all of the above because you just enjoy a good celebration. One of my favorite holidays to celebrate is the Chinese New Year. Given I am not Chinese or that I’ve never been to China, it may seem odd for me to enjoy this annual event. To me it is no different than people who celebrate Bastille Day or CincoRead More →

How do you get things done? Do you just do it? Are you a procrastinator? What is your motivation? I recently have figured out that I can get just about anything done if I offer myself a reward. It makes me feel better, kind of like getting a smiley face sticker on homework or a pat on the back for a job well done. On the same note, if it doesn’t get done, I punish myself. Now so you don’t think I live in some weird masochist world. (Wait, masochist is a sex thing….maybe not the right word…because I don’t….that is weird…those handcuffs were aRead More →

Do you remember when elementary schools would host haunted houses? They would turn off all of the lights in the gym or one of the classrooms and fill it with mazes of incredibly frightening things. There would be monsters that would jump out of boxes and spiders would drop from the ceiling. There were always bowls that you would have to dip your hands into only to find it filled with brains (cold noodles) and eyeballs (grapes).  The strobe lights would distort your reality of what was far away and what was about to get you. Every corner you would turn would be filled withRead More →

Do you have words that make you smile? Is it something that people frequently pronounce wrong? Or maybe it is something that can easily be mistaken for a different word? (Words that sound like cursing and body parts often make me giggle.) Maybe it is as simple as how the word feels rolling off your tongue. One of my favorite grin from ear to ear words is noodle. (Did you know that March is National Noodle month?) There is just something about the word that automatically makes me beam! I think I like it because a noodle can mean so many things. Noodle can meanRead More →

This last week has definitely felt like spring to me. I wake up to the birds chirping happy melodies, the trees are displaying every shade of green and the sun just seems to be brighter. I can open a window and smell the freshness only a spring breeze can provide and the temperature is neither hot nor cold. It makes me want to run through a field with wildflowers in my hair except that I don’t run so I’ll mosey through a field with wildflowers. (Unless it is buggy, I’m not a fan of bugs.) Another spring awakening also occurs in the food world. ThingsRead More →