I was able to get some decent pictures of the "duck couple" that I mentioned in the Wed. Hodgepodge a couple of weeks ago:
We had some snow on Thursday, but when it finally stuck, it didn't stay around for long. As in literally for 5 minutes.
For the past 2 Saturdays, I've made some materials for school. Last week I made these:
I wish I could credit for the idea, but I'm just not that creative! I found the boxes at the dollar store, then printed out the borders with sounds that I usually work on. There are pictures in the boxes, so all the students have to do is pull out a picture, say it, then glue it onto the activity we're doing for that day. I'm using them today for the first time.
This past Saturday, I printed out a couple of things to put on my walls at both schools. If you're a teacher, or you homeschool, check out www.teacherspayteachers.com. There is a lot of material that's free; the only downside is having to use ink to print it out. Plus, I put my stuff on cardstock and then laminate it using the laminating pockets.
I practiced making cookies on Saturday for my in-laws' anniversary party in April. I was having trouble getting my cookies to roll out evenly, so I looked online for help. One baker has a special board that she uses. It looks like a simple board with wooden boards on the sides that she can move to different levels, depending on how thick she wants her cookie. For $130, I say: No, thanks. Some of the commenters mentioned getting dowels and using those. I went to a crafts store and found some small wooden boards that are just the size I need. I set 2 of them down, and put the dough in between.
Then I rolled the rolling pin on the boards, and it worked! My cookies came out uniform in thickness.
Sunday was grocery shopping, a little more baking (tortilla strips for MS & muffins for this week's breakfasts), and Mexican for dinner with one of my sisters & her husband. We talked about our trip to the Keys for next Christmas Break. I also watched a few more episodes of a British show called "Cracker". The guy who played Hagrid in Harry Potter (Robbie Coltrane) is a psychologist who helps out the local police department solve murders. It was on for 5 seasons, and ended in 2006. A friend and coworker recommended it to me, and I'm hooked.
You've probably already seen this, but just in case you haven't: The original Harlem Shake: