OK, so who else does this? You’re at work, and you get a cut, scrape, or something and you start bleeding. Instead of going to the supply closet or wherever and grabbing a bandaid, you simply make your own bandaid using desk supplies?
- Grab a piece of Kleenex and tear off maybe a third. Fold this over a few times so it’s a nice small square and then place it on top of the wound.
- Use Scotch tape to secure Kleenex to skin.
See? It’s that simple! Of course, sometimes I’ll substitute a post-it note for Kleenex.
One time I needed to wrap a present before I went home. I didn’t have wrapping paper, so I instead used copier paper. And for the bow? I used dental floss I got at the dentist. This may be the only time I ever used dental floss from the dentist.
UPDATE: I sat down in my chair and the side pocket caught on the arm and made a small rip in the seam. (Don’t worry Amie, it looks fixable). But depending on how the fabric folded, all would be blinded by the view of my pasty-white thigh. So I laid a bunch of tape together to make a “patch”. I stored this patch on the backside of my tie, went to the bathroom, and applied it. Hopefully it lasts through the day. I’ve contemplated taking a black marker and draw on my leg so it blends in, but it doesn’t look like I’ll need to do that.
What stuff have you made at your desk?
Because it’s that time of the year again, and because we walked by the same lilac bushes last night, here’s a little Hannah gem for you.
We were walking into an American Heritage Girls meeting last spring. The trees and the lilacs were in bloom, and you could smell them in the evening air. It was quite lovely, so I decided to point it out to the girls.
“Can you smell the lilacs, chickies?”
Hannah replies, “Smells like allergies.”
Oh allergies, why do you have to ruin spring like that?
Hannah has always had a good feel for people. She has a gift for knowing people and making friends and being a comforter.
So I’ve known she was empathetic, but until after Micah I had no idea how it could manifest. Continue reading
Many people know the story about the 12 spies sent to scout out the Promised Land and the spies that scouted out Jericho and saved Rehab’s family. But what many people don’t know is that there are modern-day spies in the church. Want to know more? I can’t hear your answer, so I’m going to write about it anyway. Continue reading
The other day, Bryan and I were wondering when he got his old computer. We searched the blog and were able to pinpoint about how old his computer was. It was great because the post that included the age of the computer also had a story about Bryan having to clean up a poo disaster resulting from when Hannah would routinely try to climb out of her sleepers, mostly successfully. That was a long time ago. Continue reading
The spring weather has me a bit bummed. This is because I don’t always need a coat. This is bad because I used to be able to keep my work badge and bus pass in my coat pocket. I’d never forget it. Throw on coat, walk to corner, present bus pass, swap ID into front of badge holder, put badge holder into pocket of suit so it’s ready for when I go to meetings with my suit coat. When I leave for the day, take holder out of suit, flip bus pass to the front, put in jacket, wait at bus stop, present badge, put back into jacket. It’s simple. Continue reading
Warning: I’ve gotten up on my soapbox again. Please disregard if you don’t want to read another parenting rant.
I know several people were inspired by this article–Have American Parents Got it All Backwards, but I just hate things like this that basically say YOU as an American parent or worse yet THE WHOLE COUNTRY has parenting wrong. Why are American children supposed to be better than the best things of every country? It’s a ridiculous expectation. Beyond that, I would like to challenge the ideas in the article as to their plausibility of being a rightful expectation of a “good” parent.
1. We need to let our 3 year olds climb trees and our 5 year olds use knives Continue reading
The girls really love it when we take some normal conversation and make it silly. Here is a loose reconstruction of a recent conversation.
Did you know the stuff our countertop is made of is called Formica? (Yeah, we don’t have granite here. Big Dave Ramsey fans )
Do you think when Micah is older, he’ll use that to claim food that he wants? He’ll walk in the kitchen and see cookies and say “Those are on Formica, so they must be for Micah.” Then, he’ll see some popcorn, and say “This is for Micah, too.” And we went on and on.
Now, if Micah went on and on, I would have to let him know that the countertop was “for Micah” to clean. But we had a lot of fun with this joke.
Heard any good jokes lately?
I want to give a shout out to our moms before I get started. Hope you special ladies had a great day, and I wish we could have spent it with you.
So today is the day I get celebrated for having awesome little people. Look! See! Aren’t they great?!
As you may have heard, the US Postal Service is in trouble. They’re trying to increase their income by creating a USPS clothing line. It’ll have “tech pockets” that can handle things like iPods. I think those are called “pockets”, but I digress.
Some people might say that the postal service is having issues because of e-mail. But they’re also discounting a second source: Continue reading