Saturday, December 19, 2009
AND! today is the first day of Christmas break!(oh, so many reasons to love being a teacher!)I am celebrating by sitting on the couch for hours.Then, some important Christmas work!(and one niece b-day party)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I love Cookie exchanges!!
(what I'm not going to show you is the ugly mess of a lemon tart I just made! It was supposed to be for my dear SIL's bridal shower. Bummer. I think I will be buying cream puffs on the way out.)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Today I am thankful for all the people in my life who are so supportive, kind, loving, etc. There are a lot of you! People I work with, am related to, live with, am friends with!! I'm pretty sure I would fail miserably without my family, friends, co-workers, etc!
People to learn from, people to lean on, people to comfort me, people to give me advice, people to fix my mistakes, people to tease me(keeps me humble, people to admire! Amazing people. The list is long & in some way, I think includes everyone I know!
My life is not perfect, of course, whose is. If it was, I wouldn't need all you guys!
Thank you for being part of this life with me.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I'm pretty happy with what I've got going here. Of course, it's way less blurry in person.
There's lots more to share, but I've got pies to bake, a house to tidy, pre-school to plan & party with, family to visit, friends to see, & holidays to prepare for! (and all the unexpecteds of life in between! Those can really get you!)
If I don't say so later...Happy Thanksgiving!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
With Halloween just around the corner and Thanksgiving right after, I've got Christmas on the brain. Big time!! I can hardly wait to dig out my boxes at home & put up the little tree at school. I've been watching Christmas movies & listening to Christmas music for a month now. With all the holidays coming up so quickly, I think it's List Time!! Today's list is:
Gifts To Make
- 2 sock monkeys
- 10 ornaments for a swap!
- 15 ornaments for friends & family
- 2 little skirts with tulle (maybe 3)
- a little Bleu stocking (almost finished)
- fabric bowl
- a set of coasters
- another felt board (so fun last year...I know another little one who needs one!)
- tote bag
- 2 super-hero bath towels (again, maybe 3-I know lots of great litte kids!)
- a set of garden stakes
- fingerless gloves
- 2 pair pajama pants
- little pink bunny hat
Whew! I have a head start...there is a small pile of finished gifts stashed away but, I better keep busy! I think I'll sew today & clean the house next week!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Did some studying (about bears-which I learned ARE real, but don't live under the stairs)
Played with my friends. (at the zoo, washed bugs out of our hair, discussed theology, danced, made noise, sat down together...)
Had a snack.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Pin cushion is from Pretty Little Pincushions. I Love that book! I have it from the library. constantly.
The cottage needle book isa free pattern from the Pattern Bee. www.patternbee.com/MENU.html
Super cute stuff there, too!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The first week of school was a raving success for my pre-school classes AND my boys! Old friends, new friends, field trips, new shoes, fresh school supplies, the comfortable & familiar routine. I do love it. (I think the kids all do, too!)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
But I did have a house full of kids... who worked on building a fort in the back yard! Rad!!(between playing video games & watching movies. They'll miss the summer so!!)
While I tried to work on lesson plans. If I focused & wrote things down all at once & stayed on task I'd probably be planned for half the year already!! But I did get some practice sheets printed, folders & name cards labeled & uh...thought about stuff. (Stuff like "I really like turquoise" & "birds are nice" & "I wish the library didn't limit book holds to 25!!"--Yep, just like my students.)
I also Baked!!--I made 2 cakes for our church potluck on Sunday & by the time I got there--They were only crumbs!! I was sad. So, i re-made one today YUMMMM!! Chocolate bunt cake with chocolate glaze & sprinkles. I think it looks like a giant donut!!
AND...I finally picked some blackberries. Muffins for breakfast, anyone?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
And This is my Quilt! It is so perfect!! (ok, plenty of flaws, but I won't mention those!) Just what I envisioned!! I really really hope my nephew loves it!-The back has some skull & cross bone fleece and some red fleece pieced..shoulda had a pic-oh well! I really think it is one of the best I've made!--And I love that 16 different women all over the country had a hand in it! So rad!!
So, that's it. the end of this sewing adventure. Now I'm off to finish the 3 other quilts I have in various states of progress. Hopefully sometime before the end of the decade!(or2)
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tomatoes! I always have mild success with tomatoes. it makes me happy.
The one in the middle was tiny (3 inches tall) and broken and sad when I planted it. It's the tallest, happiest one. Good job, tomatoes.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
It's supposed to be over 100 today and tomorrow, too! Yikes. I've been making ice as fast as the water will freeze, I put 2 quilts and all the rice bags I could find in the freezer. And we have plans to swim later then, have dinner with friends who have air conditioning AND live on a lake(actually it's BBQ night for our small group, but the timing is perfect!)
But what about dinner tomorrow?? No way am I turning on the stove! How about grilled pizza?
heat up some super hot coals, clean & oil your grill rack.
Roll your dough out thin(1/4 inch)-keep it personal pizza size.(I kept each one on a floured piece of wax paper)
brush one side with olive oil-grill oiled side just a few minutes-keep a close eye, it goes fast-oil the uncooked side of dough.
flip the crust onto a cookie sheet grilled side up.
cover thinly with sauce, cheese and toppings.
carefully slide pizza back onto the grill until bottom of crust is cooked.
move pizza to indirect heat to finish melting the cheese and warming the toppings.
repeat for remaining pizzas
Sooo GOOD! We did this on Friday and Monday and will be having this one more time this week!
Drink lots of water! Stay in the shade! Have a great day!