Monday, February 20, 2012


I've been extra crafty today. 
Very, very busy....working on some very special schtuff. 
Sorry I can't share right now because it is also top secret. 
There's been some painting and stitching and hooking (ahem, not that kind of hooking!). 
I will reveal all soon....
But for now it's time to get back to work! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A "Berry" Nice Sunday

I think....hmmmm, no, I'm pretty sure
That my husband is completely mystified by my propensity to photograph food. 
But when I am getting ready to indulge in something
looking this pretty.....

I can't help myself. 
I just have to take a picture before I eat it. 
It is such a lovely work of art. 
But the artist, aka - the husband, doesn't get it. 
Yes, he is the master of this creation!! 
I get one of these yummy waffles with blueberries and strawberries every Sunday. 
Aren't I a lucky girl?
I think so!  
A "berry" lucky girl.  (har har) 

Toodles for now......;-)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Kitty Stampede!

I had a teachers' seminar this morning and the presenter showed this video.
I laughed so hard.
I had seen it before but had never thought about the metaphoric content.
Not that students are cats....
But they do present some unique challenges.

I thought I'd share it here.
Hopefully it will brighten your Saturday.
And hopefully it won't offend any cat lovers.
I say this as a fellow cat made me smile.

That's all for now.
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Can't We All Just Get Along....

This is what I spied this morning.
As I sat was sitting at my currently familiar spot at the kitchen table. 
Furiously working on calculus equations. 

My dog and my cat lying on the couch (yes, they are allowed to lie on the couch!).....
No growling.  No hissing. 
Co-existing in the world. 
And I am relatively certain they do not see that world in the same way. 
I thought it was a perfect metaphor for us humans. 
Yes.  Cats and dogs don't always get along. 
But they do find a way to co-exist peacefully and civilly. 
I really wish that we were better at it sometimes.....

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Girls Night

Last night was Girls Night Out. 
No boys allowed. 
I'm sure they're (the boys I mean) very happy about this ;-) 
Anyways, the occasion was my birthday which actually was last week. 
But we were finally about to get our schedules coordinated and get together last night. 
The night included margaritas, cheesy fattening nachos, and ALOT of laughing....
It was such a good night. 
By the end of it we determined that alot has changed since we were in our twenties. 
One thing in particular....
When we were in our twenties we were drinking three margaritas and one glass of water.
Now, in our forties and fifties, it's one margarita and three glasses of water.  
Oh, well....
We still look damn good ;-)   

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

One Big Honking Book

Last Friday, I went to the bookstore to pickup the textbook for my next math class. 
And this is what I found on the shelf. 

One big honking book! 
I was so taken back that I looked around at all the shelves to make sure this was the one I was supposed to get.   It was the right book (insert heavy sigh....). 
Then I started rethinking the whole Calculus thing. 
Maybe I don't need to take Calculus at all. 
But wait....if I want to teach it I'd better have more than a passing knowledge of it. 
So I relented.  I bought the book. 
And it was so heavy that after I put on my front passenger's seat it set off the seat belt alarm. 
I had to belt my book in!!!!!! hahahahaha! 
Nah...I just put it in the back seat instead. 
I was also thinking that I could do some Killer Mary Katherine Lunges while holding the book it is that heavy. (sorry, P90X joke there).  Or maybe I'll absorb the information from the book through osmosis while exercising.  No?  Oh well.  
Just know that each time I look at this book I think.....
Heaven help me. 
I'm going to need all the help I can get. 
If, for no other reason, just to carry the thing!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Greatest Voice....

I have ever heard.
Is now silent.
Not surprising. Or shocking. Just sad.
Here's my favorite Whitney song and video.
There is a sad irony to it now.

If she had discovered the "Greatest Love of All"
Or "found her strength in love."
Perhaps she'd still be here.
We will never know....