Keeping Pace With Wanda

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:27am

...growing up, grade school, high school, memorable people and events...my husband and I finally had an opportunity to see the movie "McFarland, USA"...


Keeping Pace With Wanda

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 9:23am

Those popular marshmellow candies that are made from marshmellows (of course), sugar gelatin, and carnauba wax (what's that!?!) and shaped into chics, bunnies, and ducks, have made their Spring appearance and now we bid them farewell! Apparently they were introduced into the US market in 1952 originating in Russia. Way back then, the candies were made by hand and originally only in the shape of chickens (hence the "Peep"). Now, they are not only popular at Easter time, but many other Holidays as well.....it's peepmania. Oh, and now there are different flavors too!


Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 3:13pm

Well, certainly for NCAA Basketball.......but also a packed schedule for March in general! Blossoms, wildflowers popping up all over the place, the time change, Saint Patrick's Day, Spring Break, the first day of Spring March 21st, Palm Sunday/Easter Sunday, cycling events, motocycle runs, inline competitions, golf tournaments, Doctor's Day, Albert Einstein's Birthday and even Dr. Seuss's! And the list goes on.........


Whoa....I'm planning to go snow skiing at Sierra Summit the last weekend of March....what a crazy contrast!


Monday, March 17, 2008 - 1:08pm

On two memorable occasions when our children were young, my husband was offering his fatherly advice about "lives lessons" with the intent to keep our precious boys out of harms way. Our oldest son was traveling with my husband in his work truck and was satisfying his innocent childhood curiosities by asking a multitude of questions about the gadgetry on the vehicle's dashboard. One item that was particularly fascinating to our son was the cigarette lighter.


Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 10:07am

I recently attended the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress...one of the courses I attended was a sober reminder of the importance of standardization, following procedures and protocols, and scripting.


What was most interesting were the comments about the most mundane and routine procedures being the most vunerable because we're all possibly too comfortable and relaxed....we can do the procedure "in our sleep" so to speak.


Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 7:22pm

My husband came home one day (a couple of years ago) after picking up a few items at a local home improvement warehouse store. He shared with me that he was roaming around the store looking for the things on his list and while he was loading some merchandise onto his cart, a man approached him and without even asking if my husband worked there, just began rattling off a list of questions like: "where would the needle-nosed pliers be", and such.