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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Good Wednesday Morning to You!

Get out of bed. That’s great advice for people of all ages but especially for those of a younger generation.

Des Moines entrepreneur John Ruan, Sr., who died in 2010 at age 96, said his business success wasn’t because he was so much smarter than other people, but rather that he simply got out of bed earlier and, as a result, accomplished more each day. Great point.

Cyd Koehn, owner of Cyd’s Catering, told me that some of the most important decisions made in this city are hammered out over early breakfasts that she caters while the majority of people are sleeping. She’s correct.

Michael Gartner once suggested that I sleep in as much as I could while I was young because the older I would get, the more I would be staring at the ceiling at 5 a.m. Bingo.

Getting out of bed earlier does seem to get easier the older I get, and it was certainly a challenge when I was younger. Regardless, it is a good habit that we can all form if we put our minds to it.

In a 2014 article in the Huffington Post, Mike Fishbein wrote 11 ways to get out of bed faster and have more energy in the morning. Some are wonderful ideas, like opening your blinds before going to sleep so you wake up with the sun, placing your alarm clock away from your bed so you can’t hit the snooze button, exercising when you wake up, and simply being accountable to others. Others are just awful ideas, like drinking water before going to sleep, eating before bedtime, and setting the alarm clock to play your favorite music.

Some people claim to be the most productive at night. It’s possible, but research says that less than 1% of the population are actually genetically programmed to work best later in the day. The rest of us need to simply get out of bed.

There is another motivator to get out of bed and have more energy in the morning that most of you already do: grab a cup of coffee and read The Daily Umbrella. And I am glad you do.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Today will be gorgeous with highs in the 70’s expected in parts of Iowa. Winds switch around and drag in colder temperatures for Thursday, but Friday we rebound into the 50s. Rain chances move in Friday evening into Saturday evening, with highs in the 40s returning for Sunday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

Things To Do
Tuesday, March 2, 6-9 p.m.
Comedian Zane Lamprey
PEACE TREE BREWING CO, 317 East Court Ave., Des Moines
Zane Lamprey, award-winning travel show host and comedian, performs stand-up comedy based on his experiences while shooting Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy. Known for being the guy who get's paid to travel around the world and drink, Zane has found himself in many awkward situations, which he'd love to tell you about! Join us for a night of comedy and delicious craft beer.
This event is strictly 21+
Featured Home For Sale
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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THE SCORE: Ballard goes bananas, DCG and Panorama advance: Quarterfinals continue at the Girls' State Basketball Tournament...READ MORE FROM KCCI


BMW was the best-selling luxury vehicle in 2021. In the 1980s, car owners were tickled when automatic windows replaced the hand crank. Drivers toyed with other ideas, such as, “Wouldn’t it be great if my car could be the perfect temp when I hop in?” or “What if I could just wave a wand and ‘Voila!’ the volume is blasted?” ...READ MORE FROM CITYVIEW

FROM KCCI: Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers Republican response to State of the Union address

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds delivered the Republican response. GOP leaders say they chose her because of her approach to the pandemic. Iowa Republicans praised the decision, saying Reynolds led the state to economic recovery from COVID-19. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: 2 dogs rescued from crates in abandoned Des Moines apartment

DES MOINES, IOWA — The Animal Rescue League in Des Moines is caring for two dogs found near death in deplorable conditions last month. The two dogs – Amilia and Scappy – were found locked in kennels with no food or water in an abandoned apartment on the south side of Des Moines late last month. The dogs are still being nursed back to health while their former owner faces criminal charges. READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Gov. Reynolds signs tax reform bill into law

The law will create a 3.9% flat tax by 2026 and eliminate state taxes on retirement income in 2023.

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Grocery Store
1. Hy-Vee
2. Fareway
3. Aldi


Meet Molly Sorenson: Elementary students keep teaching fresh.

By Ashley Rullestad

Molly Sorenson teachers second grade at South Prairie Elementary in the Dallas Center Grimes School District. South Prairie opened in 1988 and is one of four elementary schools in the district. The school serves approximately 430 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Sorenson currently has 21 second graders who she teaches in all subject areas while providing a safe and positive learning environment. Sorenson has been teaching at DCG for nine years now.

She says her favorite part of being an elementary teacher is the joy and excitement her students show her each day. The students want to learn and they want to be at school, which makes every day fun and exciting. It also makes every day different, and that freshness is what keeps it engaging for everyone.


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Lauren McAnelly, Jolene Goodman, Jim Sanders and Mark Egly served as judges for the 2022 Johnston Partnership Chopped event on Feb. 28 at Hyperion Field Club. Johnston Chopped is an annual culinary event where local chefs face off to create culinary masterpieces from food commonly found in local food pantries. All proceeds support local Johnston kids and families dealing with food insecurity. Photo courtesy of Pat Ward Photography
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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Aaron Rector!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Daniel Craig, Ben Roethlisberger, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rebel Wilson, Chris Martin, Jon Bon Jovi, Method Man, Reggie Bush

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to:tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Poll of the Week

Do you like when restaurants play music?

Depends on the type of music


How do you feel about a 4% flat tax on income?

Like it - 46%
Hate it - 43%
Not sure - 11%

Morning Chuckle
Why did the house go to the doctor?

BECAUSE THE DOCTOR DOESN’T MAKE HOUSE CALLS! Peri Van Tassel, Barry Laws, Lu Anne Gafford, Donna Willems, Ron Sorenson, Gail Pecht, Butch Niebuhr, Mark Gerken, Rex Post

BECAUSE IT HAD WINDOW PAINS! Judy Anderson, Gail Tomlinson




Why did the mattress go to the doctor?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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