Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday Morning Grandma--Household Hints

Just a couple of quick household hints:

When making homemade ice cream: Stir the left overs (if any) to keep it softer for use later. I start by stirring every hour. After about 3 hours, I shorten it to every half hour until bed time.

In order to use up lotion after it won’t pump any more, I melt it in the microwave for a few seconds then pour into a partially empty container. It may not seem like much, but over the years it adds up.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Morning Grandma--Must See Movie

Friday we went to an outstanding movie, When the Game Stands Tall. The message therein is dynamic, and one we need to take into our own lives. I won’t spoil the movie, but want to express how the lessons portrayed therein have been in effect in my own life.

One thing that comes to mind is something I heard years ago from a basketball coach. “I’d rather have a team of mediocre players rather than a group of stars.” That’s not the exact message of the movie, but it’s related.

An example is from my life: When I was in high school, I was on the drill team. Our band and drill team had won trophies in parades and such for years. They were one of the last bands to have a standing invitation to play in the Rose Parade. (The year I joined the drill team that came to a halt for reasons not related to this post.)

We did well my junior year, but my senior year that winning streak came to a screeching halt and didn’t recover. I know why. Up to that time, the drill team had pulled together. That year some of us weren’t accepted socially. Also, there was in-fighting among the leaders.

We have differences, but if we work together, look for each others strengths instead of weaknesses, and work toward a common goal we can accomplish whatever we set out to do.