Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blueberries, Pineapples, and FDR

What could these three topics possibly have in common? Well, they all involve what I did on this lazy Sunday!

I was craving blueberry muffins this morning but didn't have a mix so I decided to pull a Sweet Cheeks move and make them from scratch! I even had some frozen blueberries left over from my jam making last summer.I googled "easy blueberry muffins" to find a recipe that would include all of the ingredients I had. Well, I'd have to say that although the muffins were cute as can be, they were less than desirable in the taste department! Oh well...they were supposedly low-fat! I'll bring them to school tomorrow and feed my homeroom or my fellow teachers!

Task #2 was slicing and dicing this nice all my 28 years I've never cut up a fresh pineapple but I saw them in the grocery store yesterday and just couldn't resist!

After my culinary endeavors were through, I worked on a lesson covering Hoover and FDR's responses to the Great Depression and that's when I came across this:

I like to inject a little bit of humor into every lesson so I put it in my slide show for tomorrow's lesson...keeps those kids on their toes! What's also funny about this is that for the past week or so, a little spider has taken up residence in my bathroom. Normally I'm not a huge fan of spiders but I kind of like having the company! As long as she (yes, she, thanks to Charlotte's web) stays in the bathroom and out of my sheets, then we can live a relatively happy co-existence!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Maine Maple Sunday

It has been a few weeks since my last post so I thought it was time to give my readers (all hmm...lets say 10 of them?) what they want- a new post! I haven't been doing too many crafts lately due to time and budget constraints so here is a post about something fun (sort of) that I participated in this weekend- Maine Maple Sunday!

My friend Amanda drove out from SoPo and we headed to Cooper's Farm for what I hoped would be a relaxing morning eating pancakes with maple syrup. I went with my parents about 3 years ago and it was really lines, no waiting! Well I guess that cat is out of the bag because there were so many people there that we waited in line for a good 20+ minutes just for the pancakes! But mmmmm was that maple syrup delicious...After breakfast we hiked up through the mud to see some animals but the barn was closed! Here is Amanda on the hike back down...I'd say the best part (other than eating the pancakes and then having vanilla ice cream with maple syrup on it) was having fun walking through the mud with my trusty 'ole Bean boots!