Monday, January 5, 2009

back at it...

i start school again tomorrow. i love the start of the quarter and my new books and notebooks and all the promise of what lies ahead. maybe that is why I keep going back to school? it's not really to finish a program... it's all about starting something new each quarter and getting a new notebook...lol.



i'm especially excited to learn flash this quarter and play with little animated things. i'm also taking acrobat, dvd editing, and photoshop 3. i miss my school buds and teachers so it will be good to get back and be on a schedule again. i do my best work under pressure for some reason. i have set myself up for total success then this quarter because i will be in school 4 days a week instead of 2. combine that with daughter's schedule of school, gym, dance, and speech therapy add one husband and his schedule and you have one boiling little pot of pressure. i should kick butt...


this weekend was super fun! took a great cooking class at sur la table with my sis and cousin. it was a bon appetite's brunch class and we made things like: super easy sticky buns, and spiced waffles with sauteed pears, an out of this world bacon, gruyere and swiss chard fritatta, oat scones with fruit and almonds, an autumn hash with squash, potato, beet, and topped off with poached egg and smoked salmon... can you imagine what the kitchen smelled like? I had never cooked with chard before so learned something new there. I'm not much of a poached egg person but it was good mixed in with the hash. yum-oh! of course, i had to buy a fritatta pan. i don't have a big non-stick pan to cook eggs in. i can use the new pan also to cook more than the two eggs i can cook in the little pan i have to make scrambled eggs for lil bob.(i'm rationalizing and justifying out loud here for you now...makes me feel better about it. plus i got a 15% discount and had to take advantage of that...right? ) i don't like to use non-stick really for much more than eggs. looks like we'll be having lots of fritattas in our future. anyone have a great recipe to share?

love how my husband is texting while rollerskating and supposedly supervising and guiding and lovingly enriching our daughter's skating experience...

yep, saw it coming...

but she jumps right up for more with her dad... look how she is gazing up with so much love and hope in her eyes... i don't know if there has ever been a daddy's girl quite like this one. he is definitely her hero. he's mine too...

hopefully, i'll be seeing you all still throughout this quarter. i might not be able to post so much but will be checking up on you my blog friends.

6 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

Enjoy being back at school and hopefully you will be able to cram in a little post here and there!!!

They are so cute together! Daddy daughter love is awesome.

I too, am one of those pressure cooker types. Love it.

marlene

HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, look at you! Cooking with chard! I know I never have!
The only bad thing about the start of the new semester is the COST of those books. GOD, they're expensive! But it is exciting just anticipating all the new stuff you are about to learn.
I have two "daddy's girls" too and that's a look of adoration that never completely leaves their faces, no matter how old they get.

Big Hair Envy said...

I am a BIG fan of the school supplies!! My daughter doesn't even tell me what she wants anymore, she gets twice as much if I go alone:) Good luck with your classes. **jealous**

South Beach has some great fritatta recipes. I'm still trying to find their recipe for sticky buns...

I'm glad you are joining us. WW is a great plan:)

Suz Broughton said...

Good luck in school.
I'm so glad you showed us your roller skating pictures! You know I love them.

belladella said...

Okay, it's only taken me a million years to get over to your blog. I had this light bulb go off and was like- duh.

Here I am! Finally! I am adding you to my blog list now.

Sorry I am slow :) And Happy New Year!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

I think Bob might have been texting me! Oopsie : ) In his defense, I did get a picture of LB so maybe he was watching her in the view finder? : ) Hope school is going well!