Claudia here, back from Leadershape and loving every minute of it. My week away, with a group of motivated college students ready to improve the world, was every bit as rewarding as you might expect. We did a challenge course, talked Inclusive Leadership, wrote vision statements, set stretch and manageable goals, watched a thought provoking video about social entrepreneurship, discussed the discipline required in being a person of integrity, laughed a lot (even cried a little bit), and before leaving committed to staying the course on our leadership journeys.
If there are any new St. Mary's readers joining us for the first time today, welcome!!!
Today's creative idea is compliments of the staff at the John Newcombe Tennis Center where I spent the last week. It happens the idea is perfectly timed for Memorial Day Weekend when the celebration of all things summer is top of the order.
Introducing the Gutter Sundae. It is the perfect solution to pool parties, end-of-season soccer parties, staff gatherings, neighborhood gatherings, and any other event where you're dishing out ice cream. It's every bit as simple as it looks...
Simply buy a piece of guttering from either Home Depot, Lowes, or your local hardware store. Line the gutter with tin foil and then build and serve your sundae. Unlike a big bowl, the Gutter Sundae stretches the length of the table and allows every one to dig in at once. Clean up is easy - pull out the tin foil (ice cream is usually gone) and hose it down. If you're like I am and have a hard time leaving well enough alone, consider decorating the outside of the gutter. Paint it with the name of your child's soccer team, draw a ruler, or sketch a sundae. The possibilities are endless!
So how about you? For what event might you use the Gutter Sundae and more importantly what would you put in yours? Bananas? Hot Fudge? Flavors of ice cream? Sprinkles or nuts?
Signing off until tomorrow...