The Counting Game….

Snippet of a Grocery Receipt
Things That Begin With C


  • chicken
  • Crystal Light
  • cat food
  • coffee creamer

Creating my list for a quick stop at the grocery store is a mental game for me:

  1. Make a mental list.
  2. Repeat it a few times out loud.
  3. Count the items.
  4. Keep the numbered items in my head.
  5. Enter the store.
  6. Go to it!

I’m sure people wonder why I have a quizzical look on my face as I stand between aisles. Actually, who am I fooling? They aren’t paying any attention to me. They’ve got their own lists and looks.  I wonder:  Are they playing the counting game, too?

Yesterday I added Chobani yogurt, celery, and cheddar popcorn to the cart {bonus!}.

Seemed to be a C sort of day….  😉  How do you keep your brain sharp?


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Friday Five: Influencing, Spelling, Coding, Zipping, Creating

Number Five

What did you learn this week?

I love to learn new things, and think a day’s wasted if something new doesn’t make its way into my already-bustling brain.  A few random things learned this week:


  1. German, Irish, Spanish, Indian, and Chinese influences are significant in Jamaica. *Thank you, Ms. Sheldon W., for sharing interesting insights about your culture.  Fascinating!
  2. The word misogynist has a ‘y’ in it.  Wanted to use this word … wasn’t sure how to spell it.
  3. Notepad in Windows is a text editing tool that can be used to build webpages.  Really?
  4. You can zipline in Sonoma County, California.  Had no idea!
  5. SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) offers a super-cool summer Educator Conference – should be a must on every educator’s To Do list.  Nurture your creativity!   Thanks, SCAD, for sending your summer offerings to our school.  Since I can’t make it this summer, I’m paying it forward by sharing the 411. 🙂