Good grief! Has it truly been two weeks since my last post? It doesn't seem like it, but according to the dates, it's true. I've had a lot on my plate lately, so much that something needed postponing until things slowed a little. Of course, that "something" was my posting.
So, what all have I had on my plate? Let's see . . . where to begin?
My family and I gathered on Thursday, November 26 to acknowledge our blessings and eat lots of delicious food. Unfortunately, my turkey and dessert fell a tad short this year. Despite falling off the bone, the turkey was a little on the dry side; I overcooked it by about a half hour. And the dessert? Pumpkin cheesecake may sound delicious, but mine was a disappointment. Oh, well. I get another chance at dessert for Christmas. As for the turkey, there's always next year!
After Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, we celebrated Sean's birthday. Actually, this gave me the opportunity to redeem myself in the dessert department because I made his cake. And redeem myself I did! Click here for the recipe I used.
Reading Goal . . . Accomplished!
It was my goal this year to read seventy-five books. And I did! Click here for the complete list. However, the year is not over, so I'm not finished reading. Think I can make it to eighty?
On Friday, December 4th, I helped chaperon several students at the State Beta Convention in town and sponsored a group in the Living Literature category. Living Literature is a freeze-frame exhibit of a scene from a literary work. My students selected the scene from Peter Pan in which Peter visits with Wendy while John and Michael sleep. The students worked hard and were awesome; however, we didn't place in the competition. Oh, well. At least we had fun, and it was a learning experience.
I'll Be Home for Christmas
I also worked backstage in The Stage Company's production of I'll Be Home for Christmas. It's a heartwarming musical about a family leaning on each other during the uncertainty before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Performances ran nightly from Thursday, December 3 until Monday, December 7. However, I missed one performance due to the Beta Convention. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful presentation.
Well, that about wraps up the happenings in my life. Things have slowed a bit, so I plan to do a better job posting. Look for upcoming posts about my favorite Christmas movies and songs, my thoughts on the books I've read this year, and information regarding changes to my website in 2016!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!