Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Maybe there's actually nothing new to say

I sat down to blog, but it occurs to me that I don't really have anything in mind to talk about. I wanted to note that there was a furious battle between Braeburn and Fuji. I changed my mind several times, and finally decided that they are tied. Initially I prefer the Braeburn, for it's tartness, but the fuji is nice and sweet. They're both crisp and juicy, which is very important for me. This week we'll have to get some more and fill in the gaps. It's been a great food week. We ate lots of produce, and I have the menu and list all ready (and in store order!) for today's errands. Being organized makes me happy.

I've had a visitor at school a couple of times in the last week. Bible Christian Academy is going to have a Spanish teacher to replace their music teacher, and she has no teaching experience, so she's been coming out to watch see what Elementary Spanish looks like. I like it, because it helps me to see the kids and the classroom from an outsider's perspective, and it is really impressive. I should probably be all proactive and be inviting parents and other teachers and administrators and school board people to come and watch my classes, but I'm not. I do have enough other stuff to deal with, right? I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to do my best.

Our principal sent us a link to a website called Sparkpeople, which I am addicted to. It's lots of fun and actually very motivational for me. We're doing "The Biggest Loser" as a school. We weigh in with the nurse on Wednesdays, and if you gain weight, you have to put a dollar in the jar, and the winner at the end gets the money. It's kind of a nice thing, and since everyone is doing it, we have lots of healthy snacks in the lounge now instead of just doughnuts. I do miss baking for the teachers though. I used to make lots of cookies and cupcakes and muffins and etc. and now I can't really do that. I made banana bread for the women's retreat at the church, that was a small baking fix, and a lemon cake for the ladies at Joan's store, but I want to bake more! It's one of my favorite things to do.

Oh! I remember. I posted awhile back about wanting a class to teach me how to cut things up and now GCCC is offering that very class. I'm excited. Does anyone want to go with me? 2/13 and 2/20 6:30-8:30. I would like a buddy. I'd be willing to go to a class with you, if you want to trade. I'm also considering the seafood class and the herb class, but how much time do I really have?

And in other good news, our insurance will reimburse us for all the food we had to throw out after we lost power. So now I have to make a list and price it, but that should be a nice brain exercise....with money at the end!


linda jean said...

I've always thought it would be fun to have someone follow me all day. I think just to have someone there to remark on things without having to lay out the back story.

When you say "cut things up" class, are you talking about food? I assumed in context that's what you meant, but can they do a whole class on that?

betsyann said...

Yes, it's all about chopping and slicing and dicing and julienneing. Do you want to go?

linda jean said...

I am 2nd chairing a jury trial on the 13th... if it pleads out, sure. I have a counter-offer on the table and defense should let me know sometime today.

malh said...

What? you don't have a forgive-o-matic?

Michele T said...

store order? i hate you.
i've been wanting to take a cooking class! i think gc is too far though :).
glad i found you.