Idea Exchange – February 4th – February 8th

Monday, February 4th:

First day back from trip to Cabo-talked about the trip; reminded everyone that the interview with John Kraft’s sister-in-law; information about Tequila; tricks to improve your life and 13 facts about salt. Recipes: Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream, and Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken.

TODAY: Homemade Soup, Popcorn, Gumby, Create a Vacuum, Rosa Park’s birthday, USO

 

Tuesday, February 5th:

NOVICE MYSTERY: IRELAND, Donna Rewolinski 

Dan Novice, an American detective, and his social worker wife, Karen, now both retired, embark on the promise they made to spend more time together. They have rented a cottage in the quaint Irish village of Ballyram for three months. Their plans include visiting tourist sites, eating out, and interacting with the villagers. It doesn’t take long for the plan to be challenged when a prominent villager, Lord O’Connor is murdered and Dan and Karen stumble upon the scene. This is John Kraft’s sister-in-law so be sure to listen to our interview!

 

We talked about Chinese New Year-it’s the year of the Pig, Our Wisconsin Magazine is missing one of the W’s; clear your clutter using the “Mountain Method”, weatherman and weather forecasters and the February birthstone and it’s meanings.

TODAY: Chocolate Fondue, disaster, Thank a Mailman & Weather Person, Hank Aaron’s birthday-1934, Peter Pan (1953), First Wiffle ball sold

Wednesday, February 6th:

WALKING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT, Cheryl Heser

Walking at the Speed of Light is a perceptive offering of memoir and reflections that can be taken one at a time and provide insight and healing for all kinds of darkness. Although many books have addressed grief and depression related to Christian faith, a book that gives readers a Christian perspective on these subjects through forward thinking including organ donation and positive life building offers a unique opportunity. Walking at the Speed of Light begins with the death of Cheryl J. Heser’s thirty-three-year-old son, Joshua, the grief experiences that followed, and the organ donation that affected the lives of over 100 people.

Cheryl had to cancel our interview today. We will reschedule. Talked about Monopoly, how to make a Valentine-shaped cake without a heart-shaped pan. Louisiana cooking tips, how to load a dishwasher and the 5 things you should never put in a dishwasher. Recipes: Marbled Meringue Hearts, and Baby Ruth Layer Cake.

TODAY: Frozen Yogurt, Pay a compliment, Monopoly Game-1935, Babe Ruth’s birthday (1895)

 

Thursday, February 7th:

INNER RHYTHM: THE INSIDE STORY OF WISCONSIN’S LONGEST RUNNING BOYS AND GIRLS AAU BASKETBALL PROGRAM,  Karla Jensen and Cheryl Mohr

Inner Rhythm; The Inside Story of Wisconsin’s Longest Running Boys and Girls AAU Basketball Program follows Cheryl Orcholski Mohr back to her childhood on the school playgrounds of Milwaukee. The pages offer a never-before-told personal look at the founder’s ambition and exceptional basketball career. Cheryl ability to break out of traditional roles for girls foreshadowed her future. Her wherewithal to compete with and face her male counterparts allowed this frontrunner to endure and rise above the challenges of being a female athlete, coach and business owner. Her faith has played a major role in everything she touched.

(NOTE: Karla Jensen is a former Beaver Dam resident who now resides in Pennsylvania) 

Thanked Lisa Rowan for braving the cold weather and sharing her delicious popcorn with us. We talked about sending cards, Charles Dickens and Hershey’s Chocolates. Recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Easy Chicken Alfredo.

 

TODAY: Fettucine Alfredo, Hershey’s Chocolates founded, Charles Dickens birthday (1812), Pinnocchio (1940)

 

Friday, February 8th:

TODAY: Molasses Bars, Fly a Kite, Boy Scouts-1910, Mike Day