Blood-stained Running Shoes For Sale, “Lightly Used” – 3.11.20

Blood-stained Running Shoes For Sale, “Lightly Used.” I’d never realized how creepy our innocent local classified ads could be until the Todd started pointing out all the weirdness. Like … all those groovy descriptions of furniture made from “reclaimed barn wood?” Um, I don’t think this stuff is what they were picturing.


Wash your hands! Good, now wash them again! I swear, I’ve washed my hands so much that the notes I wrote on my palm for my high school calculus class just resurfaced. But aside from that, what are you doing to protect yourself against the coronavirus hysteria?




Have you seen our recipe for homemade hand sanitizer? It was given to me by a doctor who works with UNICEF in field hospitals when there’s not a Walmart right around the corner.


I’m still trying to figure out where the whole “Buy ALL THE TOILET PAPER!” came from. Why TP? Really? And when you run out, what then? There is an answer…

I know we’re all freaking out about Coronavirus and what it could mean to our community. As I’m writing this, they’ve closed down all public schools in Utah – it’s a “soft close,” meaning kiddos who really count on those lunches and breakfasts can still get a meal. Food insecurity here in Utah hits one out of five kids. And it makes me think: while health officials preach Social Distancing, can we find a way to make sure that doesn’t turn into “Emotional Distancing?” There’s elderly neighbors that I’m going shopping for this weekend so they don’t have to leave the house. There’s kids who are out of school for the next two weeks and working parents freaking out about what to do – the point is, there is so much we can be doing for each other without endangering our health. If you’ve found some ways to help others during this crazy coronavirus period, I’d love to hear them. Let’s help each other!

5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Family for Covid-19.

Give Us Your Toilet Paper and Nobody Gets Hurt!

Give Us Your Toilet Paper and Nobody Gets Hurt! It’s insane, once the word out that toilet paper was the “must-have” item of the coronavirus pandemic fears, every paper good aisle at the grocery store was a ghost town. What else are you stocking up on?


BTW: Are you trying to find ways to teach your kiddos survival skills and preparing for a disaster without terrifying them? Have a look at our “5 Fun “Let’s Pretend” Games.”


The CDC and our local state government has been urging caution, but not hysteria when it comes to preparation for the possibility of the Coronavirus actually spreading here. The most important reminder? “Wash your hands!” (Or, as the Todd says, “Wash your hands like you’ve got a club stamp you don’t want your mom to see.”)


If you’re looking for some books with solid ideas regarding disaster prep, take a look at our “5 Best Books to Save Your Life.”