Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Ceci et cela
I suppose I was feeling a bit philosophical the day I took this one. I was wandering around in our GRO Club garden here at school. The kids made signs out of clay.
Lots of flowers blooming--
I cannot resist a college student selling Cutco knives during summer vacation. My newest ones just arrived and are table knives. I was reminded of how sharp a new little knife can be when you rub up against it.
I made chocolate cupcakes to celebrate college-age son's birthday and to share them with this year's new "crop" of advisees. I also brought some to my fellow teachers. (I thoroughly enjoyed watching the new middle school director wolf one down on his way to a meeting!)
"That's the kind of icing that doesn't make you feel like you want to puke."
That is actually a compliment. Really. I wasn't at all offended (32 years with 7th grade boys gives you a great appreciation for them).
I concocted a great fritatta for dinner with some leftover brown rice, a bag of mixed vegetables, some cheddar cheese, and eggs. Since I am home alone for a few days, I can cook a meal like this and not worry about hearing "Where's the meat?"
Rusty Cat spends a lot of time downstairs now that college-age son isn't sleeping upstairs anymore.
Let sleeping cats lie, I guess.
We empty-nesters, the Ex-Ex, BFF and her husband and I, decided to go out for dinner one night (to celebrate?) at Bocci here in Durham. I love calamari. The little critters look so interesting.
And many thanks to Ms. Arizona for sharing her beautiful sunflowers with me. Once again, wouldn't Vincent be proud? He'd paint them! Maybe I'll try...
So, just a little of this and that this week. I am so exhausted after teaching all day that I am sleeping well. That's for sure.
Bon appétit à tous!