Monday, November 23, 2009

Not Me Monday

Not much happening in this neck of the woods, I'm afraid. We've had some rainy, cold days! Supposedly the sun is going to reappear tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath.

I just returned from the kitchen. Sounds exciting, huh? Well, I feel like a true chef - I've made my own cranberry sauce! From fresh cranberries! And it was so delightfully tart - I can already taste it on juicy turkey...mmmmm

Well, you want the recipe? That is fine and dandy, head over here.

Of course, I would NEVER deviate from the recipe. Nope, not me. And I would never puree and strain out the lovely bits and pieces... no way!

I'll keep you posted! Even if the cranberry sauce doesn't set properly, it will fantastic for dipping as opposed to scooping. I'd never confess to having a back-up either (a can of the jellied stuff isn't in my fridge!) No, not here! ;)

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Stay tuned - next week I'm involving my kids! I figure 5 days home, together, will provide plenty of "Not me!s" to go around!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How cool is this?

This is what we got to see land this morning....and then take off with a bunch of our teachers/staff on board!
And admire at recess!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday Sunshine

We had a lot of fun at the park on Saturday afternoon. Just us girls. I would love more afternoons like that, but I think our days of not-cold weather are numbered. It is mid-November after all!

What did you do for fun this weekend?

Not Me Monday

I totally didn't have a Not Me Monday... nope! But here are some thoughts that might have occurred to me, if I had actually had a Not Me Monday.

  • I would never take secret pleasure and enjoyment in listening to my daughters' Hannah Montana songs while in the car alone. Nope, would not rock out to Rock Star on the interstate at 70mph. No, only while in the car with the kids....
  • I would never consider taking the day off on Thursday and Friday last week just because I'm not feeling well now. I'd use the time to go to the doctor of course, but wouldn't make myself a 5 day weekend (Veteran's Day, Thurs, Fri, etc) just for that.... No, not me!
  • I also wouldn't plan my lessons through Thanksgiving so I can have nothing to do daily and can hang out in my pajamas. No, not me. This teacher never stops...
Those are some Not Me Mondays that I'd never do (or at least never admit to!)

This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. MckMama has been a little too busy this week though. Her precious baby boy is in Boston having surgery right now. Something I've definitely done today and all last week was pray for them. Go check on them and send them prayers and hugs!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Include Isaiah and his family in your prayers tonight. Details tomorrow, maybe.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


You may have noticed that this week Google was helping celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street. At the link below, you can see all the logos that were used (different ones in different countries.) Also, there are links for other special days from October and through December that Google has recognized. There are even archives to see!

Very interesting, especially ones celebrating things from other countries. I could see using these to inspire some research projects.

What is your favorite? Can you guess which one is mine?

Enjoy the link! (

Teacher's Day Logo, Poland

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I really enjoyed NaBloPoMo last year. It got me into a blogging groove. I had the cruise to post about. I completely didn't tune in to the idea this month! So, I've missed 7 days... but from here on out, I'll post daily. Today, a summary of some things going though my brain.
  • What makes a good parent?
  • What makes an effective parent? (Is there such a thing?)
  • What do you do when you are starting to feel like your spouse isn't on the same parenting page anymore?
  • How do you deal with an incredibly brilliant kid who has learned to manipulate one parent against the other?
Hopefully in the next few days, I can give my input. I'm really bothered by these questions and the path my brain wants to take...

Have a great Monday! And enjoy what is left of Sunday night too!