4.25% of Illinoisians are fully vaccinated. As a member of the Phase 1b priority category I count myself lucky to be in their ranks. Sheer luck struck when I happened to be checking my email while the message from the McHenry County Health Department alerted me to an unexpected shipment of the Pfizer vaccine from… Continue reading Two and Through
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” Anonymous Although I value Anonymous’ sage advice, hearing more is not always wise for me. I hear misfortune murmuring, calamity calling, and trouble taunting instead of wind whistling, a branch scraping, and the boiler heating. A whistling wind becomes a flapping shingle in need of replacing.… Continue reading Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Listening (This post is mostly apolitical.)
“Sometimes an unwanted adventure is thrust upon you. Make the most of it.” Anita Borgo (after she finally commanded Alexa to switch off the TV). A little over a month ago I eagerly anticipated our three week Italian vacation- a week each in Rome, Sicily, and Amalfi. Then the Coronavirus headlines emerged. My thoughts went… Continue reading Little Adventure In The Covid-19 Zone: The Mental Paralysis Side Effect
I fanned my sheaf of Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons confident that my Christmas shopping list would minimize like Safari windows during my Cyber Monday shopping hunt. “USE THIS COUPON IN-STORE OR ONLINE!” shouted the ad that haunted my mailbox monthly. “Online,” I retorted and Googled away. “17 Top Holiday Gifts”, “Gifts by Theme”, “Buy… Continue reading Bed, Bath, & Beyond Reason
My fortune is made (or will be made) upon the launch of my new “Work Workout” program! Infomercials, “Shark Tank” appearances, followed by franchises will have me rolling in the green like Scrooge McDuck! Prior attempts at making the “A-list” of millionaires fell short. The squirrel circus invention (See post “Why Didn’t the Chicken Cross… Continue reading The Work Workout Or How I’ll Make A Million Smackaroos!