The Grammy Awards...The evening starts early with the red carpet entrance of the stars...It is a fashion show like no other!
Beyonce looked beautiful...and her performance was HOT!
Lady Gaga's dress by designer Armani was certainly a topic of conversation...
And did you see her performance with Elton John?
And then there is Taylor Swift...can you believe she was featured in concert right here at our county fair just a couple of years ago?! And now a Grammy Winner!!
I corrected lots of papers and projects early in the day, so that I could crochet this evening.I have been wanting to make this little ruffled dishcloth...It looks like I didn't get the corner quite right . (Karren, what did I do wrong?)
And in the kitchen...
Hubby took charge of Sunday night supper...Eggs & Toast. He likes to use these nifty little egg rings.
The end of January...Several bloggers are joining Christina in celebrating the Simple Things that make us Happy. For each blog that participates, her family will donate $1.00 to doctors without borders. Here is part of my list...
We have three teachers in our High School Family and Consumer Science department. Renae had a beautiful baby girl yesterday. Rather than hire a substitute teacher during her maternity leave (impossible to find), Joyce and I are teaching her classes for her.
That means that Joyce and I do not have a planning period.
That means that we teach from 8:10 to 3:20 with the only break being a 20 minute lunch.
That means that we prepare lessons at night.
That means that we correct papers at night.
That means that we gather teaching supplies in the early morning.
That means that we run student copies in the early morning.
Several bloggers that I visit have chosen their 'word' for 2010...instead of a new years resolution...it is just a word for the year...for focus...for motivation. Better late, than never, I have chosen my word...
Where to start?
Well, my closet, for one place...I have too many clothes for the amout of space...And I even practice the "if you haven't worn it for a year, get rid of it" policy. Let this photo be my inspiration!
Next stop...the kitchen and pantry...
If only I had the space to store my appliances, paper products and staple ingredients.
Well, it's actually a guest room that doubles as my craft room and home office.
Again, I have way too much stuff...but I like to create in many different ways. I like to sew...paint...decoupage...knit...crochet...recycle something old into something new...
This is my inspiration photo.
Oh...and then, there is school. I have acquired 32 years of teaching materials, files, curriculum guides, books, notes, lesson plans, bulletin boards, supplies. I have stuff in my teacher planning center and in two classrooms...
Most of you know that I would rather cook than bake, but I've been wanting to try this recipe for PineappleBanana Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
I just couldn't bring myself to put that much oil in the batter so I substituted applesauce for most of the oil...
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla; add pineapple and bananas. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. I doubled the batch to make enough for everyone!
And since I had the oven on, I baked a pie for my friend, Kari. It is her birthday today.
Line's week in Hawaii went by quickly. She had a fabulous time and I am looking forward to seeing her pictures.
Her flight brought her into Fargo this afternoon so we made the trip there to pick her up. My project for the car (after correctig papers) was to crochet dishcloths. You know...when the winter dulldrums set it, these cheerful yarns just make me happy.
My friend Karren crochets beautifully and is going to teach me how to make this sweet round pattern.
If you have watched the news and weather, you know that we have been having ice and snow here in the midwest. About an hour down the road, we came upon emergency vehicles. We stopped and we were told there was an accident up ahead. After about a 25 minute wait, we were allowed to proceed...
We got to see Emily and Jake for about 20 minutes. We collected Line and her suitcase, and started for home. It was pretty slow going...
This was going south...when we still had some daylight.
Here the road is pretty clear...but do you notice the snowflakes are not coming straight down...
In fact, the wind was so strong, that once it blew us into a skid...
Going west...At times we were driving in nearly a white-out...The road was white...the ditch was white and the blowing snow was white...
Greetings. My name is Natalie. Scott and I have been married for 36 years and we have two beautiful daughters. They have both finished college and moved away to follow their dreams. We have two faithful kitties, Lucy & Jasmine. I just retired after my 38th year teaching Family & Consumer Science at our Public High School. I have been creating things since I was a little girl. I hope you have time to stop into my Etsy shops to see how I spend my leisure time. Thank you for your visit. Be sure to say Hello. I love to read your comments.