Friday, August 29, 2008

Only In An Elementary School

There is never a dull moment in an elementary school. Our student council for the new school year has started meeting on Wednesday mornings. Being 3rd through 5th graders, they have a lot to learn at the start of school. They are so eager to start their new “jobs” helping around our school. Each day they have assignments such as watering plants, checking the bird feeder, hanging the flag in front of the school, and basically learning to be good community helpers. Thursday we had a "small" problem with the flags.

Guess what we learned how to do before this day ended?

These are the best views on a Friday afternoon.
I felt like the little girl on the left. I would have looked rather funny skipping with my hands in the air.
If we could only be like children -
happy and carefree with not a worry in the world!
The best part is that we have a three day weekend!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bacon Bites

I used a “cheap” package of bacon and cut the whole pack in half with a large knife. I placed 1/2 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese on a club cracker and wrapped each cracker with a half a slice of bacon. I put the crackers on a rack that was on a baking sheet and baked them in the oven for 2 hours on 250. Remove from oven and let them cool on the rack.

The last two days at work have been very stressful, so tonight I decided I needed to fix something a little naughty.
I really didn’t need these but - oh my - they were just what I needed! I found this recipe in an old recipe book. My mom used to make them years ago. I don’t remember her adding the Parmesan cheese but then my mom doesn’t remember making these either! They were very easy. The hardest part is waiting for them to bake for 2 hours while my house is bursting with the smell of bacon cooking. I’ll have to remember to make these for the holidays. Needless to say – my cholesterol jumped up a few points tonight! After 2 of these and a glass of wine – I feel like a new woman! I may make it through one more day of work after all!


Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Rumble of Random Thoughts

We have had a very busy weekend. We attended a wedding in Louisville for the daughter of one of our close friends. Chelsea and her sister, Carly, have seemed like nieces to us for many years. My sister started babysitting Carly when she was six weeks old. She is now fourteen and very quickly growing into a beautiful young lady. It has been wonderful to watch them grow from little girls to a beautiful young women. There were many tears shed by all who attended Chelsea’s wedding. These pictures were taken as Cole said his vows to Chelsea and as they lit the unity candle. She was gorgeous in her wedding gown!

Jennie had a great time with Carly at the reception and loved playing with Carly’s necklace. Jennie loves to pose for pictures. Someone at the wedding said she was a very photogenic baby. I don’t know if she is or if she is just a little on the rotten side! Carly picked out the dress that Winnie is wearing.

These are pictures of my sister, brother-in-law, and Jennie at the reception and a picture of Neil and I. We had a really good time with family and friends.

We visited a local winery today and made a few purchases while we were there. That three hour drive in the back seat helping entertain an eleven month old teething baby wore me out just a little.

I’m also tired because we didn’t realize that our hotel was located near an airport until 5:00a.m. this morning when I would have sworn that a Fed-Ex plane was coming through the window….
Followed by several UPS planes and many, many more planes…

That was a rude awakening!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school.
I'll return to "blog life" this weekend!