1. Wow! Had you ever heard of the Holocaust project involving paperclips? It is a great teaching project, for sure!
No, I had never heard of it but it does sound cool!
2. Have you ever created a paperclip chain? How long did it get?
I am sure I have but don’t know how long. I have an inordinate amount of these in my office; I could totally do it.
3. I use paperclips as hooks at Christmas time to put ornaments on the tree. Works like a charm!! What is something you used a paperclip for, other than holding papers together?
I use it to hit the small reset button on devices. It is the perfect size for a tiny button that is recessed on, say, a cell phone or a watch or a child’s toy.
4. I am amazed at the shapes and colors of paperclips available. I found my favorite… share your favorite with us here!
I had to look some up but then I found this one; the crazy chicken from Moana.
5. Say goodbye to May on this last Wednesday of May. Be poetic if you will, or simply bid it adieu.
Dear May, I wrote in my bullet journal, around the 16th, that I had not had any bad days at all – so far. I track each day in there – color coded – and was surprised at how you were turning out. Monday afternoon was the first day I would classify as “bad” and even then, it was just a pall on the afternoon due to children getting uppity. My boys decided they would allow all the nice things we’ve done lately and all the friend outings and whatnot to go to their heads and when they discovered that we’d be hanging around the house on Memorial day, they lost their cool. But all in all, this month shaped up to be fairly enjoyable and though I am a little sad to see it end, I do hope the feeling I captured this month will continue.
6. Tell us something about your week so far, please!
For Memorial Day, we were invited to our friend’s place for a cook-out. I opted not to go for two reasons: one being that we’d just hung out with them the day before and two, we’d purchased meat for our meal already. At Costco, we bought two pounds of ground bison and decided to do burgers, beans, and fries. Since we’d never made them before, Ash got out the meat thermometer and did it the scientific way. They turned out amazing! On mine, I put mayo, spinach, a couple dill pickle chips, bacon, and Havarti cheese. I can’t tell you the last time a food made me that happy. (OK, I can: Valentine’s Day, 2013; Ash and I went to Shula’s and I had a steak with crab meat and hollandaise on top.) I wish I had taken a picture of this burger but I was just too excited to eat it. I froze the leftover meat and I think I might try to make chili with it. Sure, it’s not really chili season – since our temps are almost 100! – but it just sounds so tasty!
Speaking of food, I have been doing intermittent fasting with a semi-keto spin for 29 days. Today is the first day I woke up feeling thinner. I knew it was working because I felt better overall; my rings slipped on easier and a friend of mine I hadn’t seen for a week (who is also doing it) said she thought my face looked thinner. This morning I also had bulletproof coffee for the first time. So during your fast, you can drink tea, black coffee, apple cider vinegar, and water. Anything sans calories. However, there’s a cheat to it that involves adding high fats like ghee butter and MCT oil. They don’t have carbs so they don’t take you out of the semi-ketogenic state you body is in prior to ending the fast. You basically melt your butter, throw in a dollop of coconut oil (or MCT, which I plan to buy) and then blend it with your hot coffee. It wasn’t bad and it definitely does keep you fuller. I ordered a mix of it from the company I buy my coffee from – Black Rifle. This will make it easier too.