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.
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 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.
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!