Fireworks wars broke out in our neighborhood during the Fourth of July and our house was in the crossfire. To be fair, every house in the neighborhood was under attack. Sure, it was the most fantastic and free-of-cost fireworks display I’d ever seen in my life, but we were surrounded on all sides by burning,… Continue reading Fireworks Frenzy: Protecting the House on the Fourth of July
After the last square of toilet paper is gone, there’s no need to feel sad or anxious. I have great news: It is possible to actually extend the life of the toilet paper roll! Just turn the cardboard tube into a compostable bird feeder. I’ve actually seen this done recently at the Whidbey Island Fort… Continue reading Super Easy Bird Feeder: Seriously, You’ve Got This!
Dentists and swim meet volunteer coordinators have to answer similar questions: Will it hurt? How long will it really take? When will I be able to eat? On Saturday, I added another question: Have volunteer swim timers ever fallen into the pool during a meet? I asked my husband this question as we pulled into… Continue reading The Time of My Life: Serving as a Swim Meet Timer
“Thrilling,” “wobbly,” and “bouncy,” are not words I’d like to associate with a bridge—ever. I can’t remember a time when I’ve said, “Hey, should I take my child and husband across a wobbly structure or the one that mainly stays in place?” Yet, there I was: creeping along the 230-foot high “thrilling, “wobbly,” and “bouncy”… Continue reading Hanging On By A Dread: How I Survived the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Despite a Fear of Heights
Sporting Wonder Woman-themed underwear, red boots, a towel-cape, and an aluminum foil tiara, I ventured into the backyard to fight “villains” when I was eight-years old. I wanted to be strong and powerful like Wonder Woman, so I trained at gymnastics. Then, I just became super lazy in high school and college. After my junior… Continue reading Make Spicy Chicken Sandwiches to Grow Strong Like Wonder Woman
“Men’s Underwear on Sale” doesn’t sound too exciting, but a few weeks ago, it was my job to make this underwear sound like a must-have, on-trend shining beacon of wonder. I also had just under an hour to write 250 eye-catching words about this “Men’s Underwear on Sale.” The instructions stated that I should start… Continue reading Fidget Spinners!
High atop Ebey’s Landing Trail, I lost my cool and waddled my way back down to the shoreline. It’s not the scariest of trails—really. I don’t know what happened, but at some point, I looked over at the rocky beach far below and panicked. In fact, I started to feel a little dizzy, so I… Continue reading My Aching Feet: “Whidbey Island Natural Sore Muscle Rub” Review