Monday, February 27, 2012


That moment when you are absolutely exhausted and want nothing more than to go to bed and wake up early to finish,

but know you have 150 kids, their parents, and two teachers depending on you to stay up and do it now instead, just in case you don't have time to finish in the morning.

There are no late assignments in this world, ladies and gents.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Sneaking over-sized chocolate-covered raisins into my chocolate-covered almonds?
That's just silly.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

alarm clock

It is hard to exaggerate the excitement that comes over a person when
she wakes up early,
sees the clock,
and knows there are only 15 minutes left to sleep before it's time to get up,

and then realizes it's Saturday.  


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

a mind full of observations and Facebook statuses can make a good blog post.

Wednesdays at 6:00 I feel awesome.

I am absolutely enamored by the fact that it's 6:00 and not dark.
That's one of my most favorite parts of summer.

I want to watch a movie! 
Having all of these new cheap movies and no time to watch them is crazy!
And kind of sad.

Shout out to Lili - 
Thanks to you, I don't have to make dinner tonight! :)

Shout out to Brooke - 
Just so you know, I always feel really cool when I wear this scarf.

Can you get much better than 60's-70's era Stevie Wonder?
I contend that the answer to that question is no.

Yesterday was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

I think it's probably weird that I'm excited
and not dreading
Parent Teacher Conferences.

My husband is hilarious.

Seriously. Check out "The Middle."
(I'm looking at you, The Dennys.
By the way, what was the show we were supposed to watch? :)
It is one of the most hilarious family-friendly shows I've ever watched.

My friend Sarah and I had an epiphany last week.
They say laughter's the best medicine, right?
I wonder how many lives would be saved if, 
when people called 911 about heart attacks,
they reported infarctions instead.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


For those of you who are interested, I updated the cooking blog this weekend with several new recipes people keep asking me for :)  You should check them out!  They're super tasty and use normal (read: in the house) ingredients!

Black Beans & Rice with Chicken and Apple Salsa
Black Bean Soup
Lime Chicken Burritos of Deliciousness and Love
Tortillas warmed on the stove fire
Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops 
Pumpkin Waffles

Sunday, February 5, 2012

All Rhodes lead to Rome.

We're going to a family's house for dinner tonight, and I'd been meaning to make rolls for a while anyway, plus one of our friends who moved recently left us with a whole bag of Rhodes rolls, so I thought I'd give them a shot.  

I'm not sure they worked.
They were supposed to double in size, but they're small enough I could enclose one in my hand.  I think so, anyway.  Right now they're burning lava hot so I haven't actually tried.  How is it that I can make homemade rolls excellently well but can't manage the frozen variety?  

Oh well.  Who said Greek chicken wasn't good with mini baby-sized dumpling rolls? :)

P.S. Yes, I know that Greece and Rome aren't the same place, but we're having Greek chicken for dinner, not Roman chicken, and have you ever heard anyone say that all roads lead to Greece?  Me, neither.