Tuesday, March 30, 2010

bad moon rising

The signs were all so clear.

I should have seen it coming.

Last night, on our ride home, T and I marveled at the moon.  It was big, bright, and....terrifying!
Ok, so at the time it wasn't terrifying.  It was actually quite beautiful.  One of those 'beautifuls' that assures you of God's presence and reminds you that you are but a speck in the vast universe.

...or maybe that was just the Bible study talking....

Either way, it was only foreshadowing what was to come.  Unfortunately for me, I didn't realize that until it was too late.  It's like in those horror movies when the young, beautiful, unsuspecting girl is about to open the door and you keep yelling at her not to, but she doesn't realize that opening a door that leads to a dark basement, in an empty house, with creaky floors, in the middle of the woods, during a thunderstorm was probably a bad idea until its all over and done with.

Today was just like that.

It had all the makings of a good horror story: 31 32 students, 6 instructional days until CRCT, the week before spring break, a fire drill, and a full moon.  I'll save you all the gory details, and quite honestly, it could have been worse--there were no casualties (although it was touch and go there for a second).  But, today I needed the patience of Job and all I could seem to muster up more resembled Ursula from The Little Mermaid (I'll give you a second to visualize that.....got it? Good.)  Oh well, in the words of Scarlett, tomorrow is another day.  Thankfully there are only 64 hours standing between myself and a week of work-free, sunny (fingers crossed) bliss.  Just enough time to recharge my patience for the last 6 weeks ;)

Monday, March 15, 2010

stir it up

For the past several months Tiffany and I have stayed after school twice a week to work with small groups of students who need a little extra help with reading and math.  Today was the final session, so we decided to combine our groups and celebrate.  Tiffany made her famous brownies and I decided to take this opportunity to try something I probably wouldn't get the chance to make again for a while.  I ran across this cake a while ago on a blog and have wanted to try it ever since, but there are few occasions that a tie-dyed cake is needed.  The cake is just a mix and is divided up and dyed.  Then layer the colors, bake, and voilĂ -you have wonderfully rainbow colored creation!

 Now...what will we do with all of those free afternoons?

have i told you lately

Just a quick game of catch up...

In December the girls and I took a trip to Chattanooga, TN for Ashleigh's bachelorette weekend.  This is her cake...and more importantly, the newest addition to our group, Omar.

For our class holiday party my students decorated gingerbread cookies.  Everyone brought in something to decorate with and they had a great time designing their cookie creations.  They also went home with sugar comas ;)

This is a cake that I made for a co-worker's baby shower.  The cake had to be gender neutral because the mommy-to-be isn't a control freak like myself and thinks that a surprise sounds like fun.