Leap Day: Make It Count

Hooray for an extra day!  But why can’t it be a Saturday instead of a Monday?  Ugh.  2016 has a leap year, so there is an extra day in February.  We get a leap year every 4 years based on the fact that a complete orbit of the earth around our sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete.…

Rupert Giles: True Father Figure

“Family” the sixth episode of season 5, taught us that family is not dependent on blood relations.  All of the Scoobies stand up for and stand beside Tara when her dad tries to take her away from Sunnydale.  They showed us they are her true family.  Even if Tara was a demon, they would have…

Moms of Horror and the Lessons They Taught Me

Mother’s Day is a modern tradition to honor and celebrate motherhood and mothers in society.  It is also a time to reflect on all the awesome lessons we have been taught by our mothers or by other mothers.  My own mother taught me so many things that prepared me for the real world.  She has…

Wanna Taste My Lucky Charms?

There have been many exciting events the past few days!  First we had our second Friday the 13th of 2015 (we will have one more in November).  Then the next day was a Pi Day for the record books: 3.14.15 @ 9:26:53 AM/PM.  And to end it all we are seeing green from wall to…

The Perfect Eggnog

The holidays just aren’t complete without my daily tonic of homemade eggnog, also called egg milk punch.  I tend to stay away from calling it the latter because “milk punch” sounds a little gross (almost like we threw in some milk on a frozen sorbet and cracked open some eggs on it- yikes).  I tried…