Archive for May, 2007
Went Ivy this weekend – graduation for this star sister. I am flushed with pride, and hope she goes off to follow her confusion and her nose. No worries for this kid, ahem, adult. She is lovely, graceful, wise, sensitive, and caring, and the “real world” gets a gift as she departs her hallowed halls. DK & I tried hard to keep up with Ithaca-hatched parents in their element. It was all an honor and a treat.
Paid more attention to the speeches at this event than my own graduation (not listening due to obsessive worrying about imminent real-world ejection). Excellent, serious, call to arms. Hope those smartie Ivies were listening. NPR did a great piece today on graduation speeches. Bill Cosby – a professional (and not in the good way), does the circuit every year, don’t bother. Clinton (watch speech here, no joke, it’s fabulous) – do everything you can to get tickets (Go RIT!). “How you think matters, and how people see you thinking matters!” (my exclamation point!) Oh how I miss this man, and don’t blame Monica Lewinsky at all. Watch it, and Mark, Rush’s friend (see rusharound on blogroll). Often.
On the way home, stopped by for a dance party with 2 SETS of girl twins – first set age 9, second set age 6, all sisters. Gwen Stefani is my new favorite singer. No doubt.
Reading: Ten Days in the Hills – Jane Smiley (SDH – how goes it?). Based on Boccacio’s Decameron. I’m liking it very much so far, but it’s not something I’m rushing home or staying up late to finish. Thank goodness. F & A put 10 new books in my hands this weekend, and I am admittedly daunted.
I got a job offer. That’s all I’m saying, since I don’t want to get fired for blogging about it before I even sign the papers. But I’m thrilled. 5th grade. Back where I started, a good place.
In the meantime, I just got an email from a first grader. That’s pretty cool. I will miss tying their dirty little shoes, and their amazing revelations. Plants grow flowers!!!
Here is what I am doing instead of wedding planning. THIS is the reason I don’t have colors. Really this book is a phenomenal ride. Blue (main character) will shame you into rereading (or reading for the first time) all your college requireds, just to keep up with her. And, a gumshoe to boot!
Read this book only if you don’t have other important things to do, like plan a wedding. Marisha Pessl channels Edward Gorey and Lisa Simpson.
Isn’t he adorable? Partial. He’s the reason I search for seamless underwear, scuff shoes in the driveway so I won’t fall, worry about what “my colors” are, and then all the good stuff too, like pick the perfect flowers, watch “first dance” ideas on youtube, and contemplate a generously gifted awesome honeymoon in St. Maarten.
And, hunt for jobs. Demo lesson this week. That isn’t really done up here, but seems to be de rigeur Down There – LI. Demo is WAY better than interviewing. You get to do the thing you do, not just yammer on about it. Fingers firmly crossed.
Emma wanted this recipe. It’s really good, and really easy, and really nice to have it done the night before, so you can drink coffee and relax with your guests!
(Prepare the night before)
3-4 slices white bread (small pieces)
1 lb. bacon or sausage (Em, i actually used 1/2 lb. sweet ital. sausage)
2 cups of milk
1 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. of mustard ( this wasn’t in there, I don’t have any)
1 Cup grated cheddar cheese
Combine eggs, mustard salt, milk in bowl, mix well.
Place small bread pieces on bottom of 9×13 pan, sprinkle cheese over bread. Add egg mixture & cooked meat. DO NOT STIR.
Place pan in refrigerator overnight – cook next day at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
(Nancy & Gail) – I don’t know who they are!
Anna & Rush, can you hear me? Will you find me without me even telling you how? This feels like geocaching to me, heading out into the woods with little direction, hoping to find goodies, that probably aren’t that valuable anyway (my posts, not yours). It will take time. Testing, 123