Jim and I went to Avanti's for lunch today. Mr. Goss gave me a gift card for Christmas. I told him that Jim and I would be going "dutch", so I could stretch this gift card out for a while!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I have been looking for tooth containers for school. I found some and ordered them, but I got a card in the mail that said they were out of stock and weren't going to be re-ordered. Mr. Goss was looking for something in one of the unused rooms and found these. We should be good for a while!
I had to change the laminating film this morning. I have been changing the rolls of film for 25 years. It is easier to change it if there is still film on the roll. Well, today it was completely empty. I bought different film the last time we ordered it and this threading card was in the box. Where has it been for the past 25 years?
This is Coco's first Christmas. I made his stocking (not a very good job with the plaid at the top!). Hopefully, Santa will find his stocking and he will get some treats. But he has to be good. He hasn't had many of those moments lately!
We met at Linda's house tonight for our Christmas Party. The Chirpin' Chicks had the cookie and recipe exchange and we also did a $10 gift exchange, which had to be card or scrapbook related. Linda baked pizza from Papa Murphy's. It was fun bein together and exchanging gifts. There was a lot of "stealing" going on and after it was all over, Carol and I swapped gifts!
Monday, December 17, 2012
I have been walking Coco after school everyday until he had his surgery. The vet recommended he have a few days off. Today was warm for the season, so we went for a short walk. He always has to stop at the fire hydrant on the corner and lift his leg.
We went to the Morton Buildings Christmas Party at the Par-a-dice Hotel. The dessert was placed on the table before the party even started. Mine was double chocolate cake. I figured the point value and decided to have 1 bite. I didn't take another bite. I didn't really like it. It tasted like I had licked the can of cocoa!
This is my new favorite meal. My friend Linda, who is also a Weight Watcher, made pizza for me a couple of weeks ago. I have been making this pizza on pita bread with turkey sausage, mushrooms, peppers and reduced fat cheese. I bake it on a stone and love it!
I cleaned out the storage area, today. I tossed all of the old clothes that I can no longer wear. Well, I donated them to Goodwill. Anyway, I found these old t-shirts that were Nates. Some of these he wore in junior high. He said he didn't want them, but I kept them anyway.
I started baking the pumpkin cake for Thanksgiving dinner. I really don't like to bake. It is a lot of work for me. I don't like the mess and I don't need the calories. But my family will love having the pumpkin cake for dessert tomorrow!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
We ate lunch at Flat Top Grill. I had my birthday "free stir-fry". I had forgotten about it, but Jim remembered! It expired tomorrow. I did not eat with the chopsticks. But maybe I should, as I know I wouldn't get much food in my mouth! Anyway, my stir-fry was awesome and I have enough left for lunch tomorrow!
The Pre-Kindergarten students made a Thanksgiving snack. Each child brought their favorite snack to school. Each one took a turn emptying their baggie into the mixture. The teacher stirred it all up and filled their baggie with the mix. It was fun to watch them create this mix for their snack!
Our Weight Watchers meeting has moved to a new location. For as long as I can remember, the meetings were held at the church. Last week was the first meeting at the mall. It is a very nice store, but it sure seems small compared to our other meeting room.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Our students had a Veteran's Day assembly this afternoon. The Pre-Kindergarten students cut the shape of their hand from blue construction paper. Kindergarten, First and Second graders used red construction paper. After the morning Pre-K add their handprints on Monday, we will hang the finished flag in our gym.
We had our Chirpin' Chicks card swap tonight at Avanti's. I am feeding my friend Ericka's sweet little babygirl! She is such a happy little thing! Our cards were Christmas this month. Next month is our Christmas party, gift exchange and cookie swap.