by Donna West
Life Lessons From My Kitten
Reagan (Ronald Reagan West) came into my life when he was nine and a half weeks old, and quickly became the center of my world. Today at 12 weeks old, and 3 pounds I am reflecting on some of the things I have learned from him already.
Life Lesson #1
Repetition is how we learn - Reagan already knows his name, no “Here kitty, kitty” for us, I want him to come when I call his name! Whenever I walk into the house I call “Reagan, come here, Reagan.”; and he magically appears; dashing toward me. When he wakes up from a kitten nap, I say, “Hi Reagan”, when I set down his food bowl, I use his name. And now, he pretty much responds whenever I say Reagan.
Lesson learned - When we have new team members come on board we need to tell them all the things we want them to know – but we also need to repeat the important things. Just like Reagan is overwhelmed with SO many new things to learn about in his young life, so are our new employees. Repeat the important things and they will learn faster.
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Last week's item, a pastry blender, is used to make baked goods like pie crusts, biscuits and croissants. It is used with flaky baked goods that require butter to be cut into the flour mixture. Many cooks still swear by this good old-fashioned method.