IDEA EXCHANGE: 12/4-12/8

Monday, 12/4

Christmas Minute: THE CHRISTMAS TREE (Click on the “AUDIO” button on our home page, to listen to this new segment)

TODAY IS: National Cookie Day, Santa’s List, International Hug, Wear Brown Shoes, Extraordinary Work Team Recognition

 

Tuesday, 12/5

RALPHIE, ALWAYS LOVED, Andrea Yerramilli

Rambunctious and hyperactive, Ralphie had already been returned to the animal shelter three times, but when Andrea and her husband adopted him and gave him a loving home where he was understood, accepted, and taught, he learned fast. As Ralphie’s human family grew, so did his capacity for love and the ways he could express it. He remained a loving and beloved family member who touched the hearts of the whole neighborhood until he was ready to say goodbye at the grand-old age of sixteen. Ralphie, Always Loved will remind you of all that is good, and reaffirm your belief in love’s power to uplift and transform.

Christmas Minute: CANDLES IN THE WINDOW 

TODAY IS: Sacher Torte, Bathtub Fun, Blue jeans, Walt Disney birthday

 

Recipes shared: Aunt Mabel’s Sugar Cookies, Date Pinwheels, Egg White Glaze for cookies, Pecan Pie Surprise Bars, Crustless Cranberry Pie, Sacher Torte Squares, and Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments.

Wednesday, 12/6

10:05AM-DORK DIARIES 11: TALES FROM A NOT SO FRIENDLY FRENEMY, Rachel Renee Russell

It’s a frenemy showdown in the eleventh installment in the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for the student exchange week program, she’s stuck at North Hampton Hills, her arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister’s new school. Even worse, there might just be someone at NHH who can out-MacKenzie MacKenzie!

At least Nikki can write about every moment of drama in her diary, so readers won’t miss a moment of it.

Can the queen of dorks survive a week at the head CCP’s new school or will it be a dorky disaster?

 

Christmas Minute: ST. NICHOLAS 

Today is: Feast of St. Nicholas, Gazpacho, Pawnbrokers, Put on your own shoes, Special Kids

 

10:45 AM-IMAGE THAT: IGNITING YOUR BRAIN FOR CREATIVITY AND PEAK PERFORMANCE, James Mapes

An Incredible Adventure of the Mind

In his provocative and engaging new book, Imagine That!, James Mapes shares the knowledge and experience he has gained in his thirty-plus years as a researcher, speaker, and personal coach. Well-written, engaging, and very accessible, Imagine That! is a guidebook that shows readers how to lead an exceptional life. Enhanced by exercises, in-depth research, real-life anecdotes, and URLs for relevant videos, Mapes dives deep into topics as diverse as reframing thinking patterns, shattering a series of limiting myths, hypnosis, stretch goals, transforming fear into love, and forgiveness.

Looking for information on Food Savers and shared tips on Kumquats. Shared the following recipes: Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce, Potato and Carrot Pancakes, Potato Pancakes, Quick Cook Chutney, Spinach Feta Skillet Dip

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 12/7

THE WONDERLING, Mira Bartok

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.

 

Christmas Minute: Christmas Cards

TODAY IS: Cotton Candy Day, Letter writing, civil Aviation, Teacher Appreciation, Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Recipes shared: Edible Trees, Classic Homemade Eggnog, Spritz Cookies, Bacon and Egg Bundles, and we discussed the Pros and Cons of giving Pets for the Holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 12/8  

TODAY IS: Brownie Day

Christmas Minute: GINGERBREAD HOUSES