Idea Exchange: May 6th – May 10th

Monday, May 6th: QUOTE: “DON’T RAIN ON OTHER PEOPLE’S PARADES” -Jerry Rechek

SURRENDER:  A LOVE LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER, Lou Alpert

On December 1st, 2017, Lou Alpert woke to a CNN story featuring images of her daughter Crystal shooting up heroin in an alley, visibly pregnant and being confronted by an Albuquerque policeman. Within twenty-four hours, the story had gone viral, picked up by media outlets worldwide. Subsequent coverage followed: television interviews, news articles, and an appearance at Trump’s State of the Union address by the policeman, his wife, and Crystal’s adopted daughter.

Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter gives voice to the truth of one mother’s journey through her child’s heroin addiction. Delivered with honesty and insight, Lou shares her lived wisdom with a rare mixture of candor, humor, compassion, and love. This book is for anyone who has found themselves swept up in the opioid crisis, hiding in the shadows, and trying to cope with the chaos of loving an addict.

Talked about why you shouldn’t do dishes during a storm; what you shouldn’t store in our garage, nurses week, national beverage day, Crepe Suzettes, tips for great stir frys, how to make picture perfect waffles. Recipes: Peanut butter S’mores No-Bake Brownies and French Spring Soup

TODAY: Crepes Suzette, No Diet, National Beverage, Pilates, Join Hands, No Homework, O Henry Puns, Willie Mays, American Lung Association

 

Tuesday, May 7th: QUOTE: “KEEP YOUR FACE TO THE SUNSHINE AND YOU CANNOT SEE A SHADOW” -Helen Keller

FROM MISERY TO MOTIVATION, Leon R. Walker

Leon R. Walker Jr. is a 32-year-old decorated Naval Veteran with more than eleven deployments to the Persian Gulf and other areas of conflict throughout the world. Leon sailed the seas for fifteen years on five different Naval vessels. As a Navy Instructor, Recruiter, and company commander (drill sergeant),  he was trained, qualified, and trusted to lead thousands of Sailors during his career. He and his Sailors received numerous awards and accolades.

A well-spoken and articulate mentor, teacher, and motivational speaker, his love and passion are people from all walks of life. Growing up poor in Cleveland, Leon had no choice but to be mentally strong to overcome numerous obstacles. Then he wrote about them with a goal of helping those in need.

 

We discussed road trips with family, “Just the Cheese” products from Specialty Cheese-DELISH!; how you can decorate a cake for Mom, only $2.99 at Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly, buttermilk tips and the last time to view Mars and the Moon is tonight and tomorrow. Recipes we shared: Healthier Twice-Baked Potatoes.

TODAY: Roast Leg of Lamb, Scale, Fire Escape Ladder, Tourism, Great Lakes Awareness

 

Wednesday, May 8th:

TODAY’S QUOTE: “IF PLAN A DOESN’T WORK, THERE ARE 25 OTHER LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET”-Wally Richardson

We talked about Coconut Cream Pie (one of my favs), school nurses, coke, how to avoid phone scammers. Recipes: Chicken Ranch Casserole (from 4-18-18)-was a request from a listener, Fortune Cookies and Easy Tater Tot Casserole; another repeat from the end of March

TODAY: coconut cream Pie, Empanada, Coke, No socks, Teachers, Harry Truman (1884), Red Cross

10:30-11am: GARDEN DOCTOR PROGRAM with DICK ZONDAG of Jung’s Garden Center

 

Thursday, May 9th: REMOTE AT HOEKSTRA’S MARKET AND GREEN HOUSE!

TODAY’S QUOTE: “MAN PLANTS, GOD GRANTS” – Sheri Hoekstra, the motto for Hoekstra’s Market and Greenhouse

TODAY: Butterscotch Brownie, Tear the tags off the mattress, First newspaper cartoon in US (1754), St. James M. Barrie (Peter Pan), Lost Sock, Hooray for buttons, Dagwood’s birthday

 

Friday, May 10th:

TODAY’S QUOTE: “LEARN FROM YESTERDAY, LIVE FOR TODAY, HOPE FOR TOMORROW” -Albert Einstein

We talked about childcare providers, cleaning your room (or garage, or basement, etc.), Washington (the state), military spouses appreciation, mothers day history and inexpensive gift ideas for mom, phone scams, things you should never do in an airplane and rhubarb tips. Recipes shared: Juicy Lucy Burgers, Blueberry-Rhubarb Jam, Almond French Toast and Easy Morning Glory Muffins.

TODAY: Shrimp, Blood Pressure, Trust your Intuition, Receptionist, Clean up your room, Small Business, Night shift workers, School Nurse, Root Canal Appreciation