Wednesday, November 30, 2011


It's currently 7 p.m. and looking back over the day, I am quite happy with what was accomplished.

We had a snow day.  Woo hoo!  Today, I

  • ate a great breakfast!
  • made some amazing French press coffee.
  • made chocolate covered pretzels with a friend.
  • delivered some nearby to another friend.
  • got a great leg workout in (when you're shaking during part of it, you know you'll hurt the next day).
  • delivered items to Goodwill.
  • delivered items to a local consignment shop and used part of my balance to buy two trays (I'll be repainting them soon - but probably after I decide what new shade I might paint my interior walls).
  • went to the grocery (two actually)
  • made peanut butter cookies with Reese cups in them.
  • painted six canvases with magnetic paint (for a classroom project)
  • gathered supplies to make sushi for my class tomorrow (goes with a book we are reading).
  • blogged.  
Hoping my next snow day (although, I hope it's many days away) will be just as productive.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pining for Pinning

If you haven't discovered Pinterest, welcome to my new obsession!  I am in love with the ideas that people find and have had a great time finding crafty, food, education, and decorating resources.  Love, love, love it!

Do you pine for pinning?

Good Deeds

What happens when you decide to make not one, but two angel food cakes home-made style?  You get 24 eggshells.

What happens when you put them down the drain with some of the remains from the brussels sprouts stalk?  A clog.

What happens when you decide to fix it yourself?  Water out of the pipe and overflows.

What happens when you clean it all up?  A job well done!

Monday, November 14, 2011


I am so tired of men writing in their profiles about cuddling up to a movie or by the fire...seriously!  What a line!!!  They are just trying to woo the girl.

And what's up with the statement of "I have children and want more" and then you put 0 where it says children.  Um, can you count?

Stayed tuned for new updates with online dating.  Not impressed with this site at all!  It's almost a joke now...

So tired...

How do you do it?  I'm talking to mothers.  Day in and day out, you give.  And give.  And give.  How do you recoup?

I worked a full day, picked up my friend's kids, made dinner, drew pictures (well, she drew and I graded papers), caught up with my friend's son (he finally was ready for my question that I ask every time - Who did you help today?), and finally relaxed with the toddler to a sing-a-long tape and let the boy on my iPad.

Then, I headed home, rode the bike for 30 minutes, graded more papers, wrote on my blog, checked my lovely online dating account (ugh, the drama some days), and need to pick up my Bible study.

I am exhausted!  How do you do it?

My hats off to you, moms.  Thanks for your hard work!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Yesterday marked a month of thankfulness...true thankfulness. Looking at the small, ordinary things of life that I overlook that truly add up to great things. Would you consider joining me? I'm posting on my Facebook wall.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Of the many photos I see on this online site, I am starting to see some patterns...
Photo of yourself in mirror with phone
Photo of yourself in car
Arms crossed photo
Photo with pet
Photo with an ex cropped out
Business photo from company
Photo with car, bike, or boat

Not sure what kind of photos are the best, but some sure make me laugh and others shudder!