Saturday, February 28, 2009

Made from "real" Girl Scouts?

As a former Girl Scout (6 years!) I get a little bit "extra" excited when Cookie Season rolls around.

I know, I know, it mostly has to do with the fantastic product (YUM!).

But I actually know what it's like to "man" the Cookie Stand, although that wasn't too much of a problem (for me) because these cookies SELL THEMSELVES! Troop Leaders had to do all of the hard work--transporting--so "cookies" (kudos) to them!

Side Note: I still have sashes with all my Cookie patches

I was reading an article in the Commercial Appeal about local sales; they're up 5%. This is good news for the Girls, of course. The article mentions that nearly 70% of the regional chapter's operating budget relies on the cookies.

Side Note: I am pretty sure a box cost $1.50 or $1.75 when I was selling

One of my best friend's is giving up sweets for Lent. Guess what arrived on Ash Wednesday? Her cookie order. She says this is proof that God has a fantastic sense of humor. I would have to agree!

We've already spent plenty of precious phone time discussing exactly WHERE she is going to hide the cookies. I offered to take them off her hands, but she knows better than that! Can you guess WHAT will be in her Easter basket this year?

So writing about GS Cookies is easy enough. This year they are introducing the Dulce de Leche: inspired by the classic confections of Latin America, these sweet, indulgent cookies are rich with milk caramel chips and stripes.

I mention this, because I have had the great pleasure of tasting and loving them already!

Side Note: My absolute favorites: Tagalongs, Samoas and Thin Mints


Monday, February 23, 2009

I must admit:

This made me laugh so hard for several reasons, mostly because I don't like Hemingway. And now you know my great, big secret.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sleep to Dream:

I had one of my MOST OBVIOUS dreams last night:

I was actively helping someone "birth a baby." I know, strange. But the actual birthing process was very vivid...I was essentially the person slowly bringing this little person into the world. Although I don't remember the baby too much--I think it was a boy.

As soon as I woke up I remembered the dream. Since I usually remember, contemplate and discuss dreams I knew exactly WHAT this dream meant.

(via Dream Moods)
To dream of giving birth or see someone else giving birth, suggests that you are giving birth to a new idea or project.

I started writing a new short story yesterday--I went to bed thinking about how to make it "more." Henceforth the dream, I think.

Dreaming is an important part of life. At least I tell myself this on a regular basis. I honestly believe that our sub-conscious or inner-self is trying to process our active daily life.

I am not alone. There are more books and studies and essays on this topic than anyone even has time to read.

"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

PROSPERO, Shakespeare

"To sleep, perchance to dream-
ay, there's the rub."

HAMLET, Shakespeare

Unfortunately I am no further into the short story as I was last night when I was working on it. It is currently 550 words in length. Maybe I need to add a "dream sequence."



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