Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Gift

My Neighbor, Wilma Flinstone, knows me well. She gave me this little change purse as a Christmas present. Has anyone else out there overdosed on volunteer work?

For me it was the sixth grade silent auction (to raise money for an end of the year camping trip) that sent me over the edge. Knowing this is, I assume, why inside the change purse was a compact miror featuring a very glamorous babe posing in front of a high rise hotel. "I love not camping," she says.

Amen, Wilma.

Monday, December 22, 2008

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We Are a Bunko Group

We are a bunko group. We began years ago when things like fund-raising and PTA meetings brought us together. Some of us met in school, some through exercise classes or neighborhood watch meetings. We are sisters, in-laws, business associates, teachers, consultants. We are friends. We make each other laugh. We make each other cry. But above all else, we make each other know we are not in this alone. Photo from Christmas Bunko, December, 2008. Tucson, AZ.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Do You Play Bunko?

Even if you don't belong to a bunko group, you may have heard of this dice game played by MILLIONS of American women each month. It's no secret that this game is so simple that the only brain requirement is you know how to count to 21. The main physical requirement is that you know how to roll dice.

What may be a secret, however, is that women who belong to bunko groups don't go to the monthly gatherings just to play the game. The main reason they go is to connect with the women in their group. Anyone looking for a way to get through the challenges of daily life will benefit by sharing stories (and rolling dice) with friends. Learning you're not alone is the most valuable gift women can give to one another.

Join a bunko group. You won't be sorry.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

Old tradition: say the word "rabbit" three times first thing on the first day of the month and you'll have good luck for that month.