Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sometimes It Be That Way

Things have hella hectic and busy but in a very deliciously, satisfying way. The weather was amazing on Monday so Adam and I had a lovely impromptu bike ride. A kid attempted to jump out in front of me on the path and I thankfully was able to avoid her but had issues with clipping out my right foot quickly which led to the following pic...

I love getting dirty on my bike! =)

The rest of the week has been packed with IEP meetings (Special Education Meetings) and the paperwork that goes with it but it's all good. The hard work for the next month will mean all my work done before the County lets out for spring break and all will be smooth sailing 'til the end of the school year.

Good karma to those in need,


Friday, February 22, 2008

My "Ahh!" Moments

So things are going really well. Much better than the last post. ;) For one, I have rented out my townhome for another year...and to someone I know personally which thrills me beyond belief! It's a massive weight that has been lifted off my shoulders to know my home will be taken care for.

I've also recently stumbled upon podcasts. Yes, I know I'm pathetically late on this discovery comparatively speaking to the rest of the world, but better late than never! There's some really good podcasts on knitting and I also really like the Sierra Club podcast. I would love to know if others out there are listening to podcasts and which ones they like!

Alice Waters' fabulous cookbooks have entered my life and I am so stoked to be using her amazing recipes. Reasons why these books rock:
1) Both books contain a million wonderful recipes for veggies that I have been too nervous to use in my cooking and I feel more confident now with trying them out
2) All the veggies listed also have the corresponding season written with them so you know when to buy the food and when to avoid them even though the grocery stores will still sell them ( Out-of-season=more energy spend on transporting food from longer distances. Boo...)
3) I love Alice Waters' belief that one should derive pleassure from cooking and eating food. I've been concerned a while now with how quickly, as Americans, meals have steered away from the pleasurable and social aspect it once represented.
4) I adore Alice Waters' movement to promote her "Delicious Revolution" in the schools. She has started up a pilot project called the Edible School Yard and the knowledge the children are getting from this project is truly inspiring. As a teacher, I would love to see more students be exposed to such a wonderful idea that is so vital to our health.

Okay, enough preaching. Hope to post soon about the recipes I try and hope you get a chance to check out the books!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Just one of those days..

So...I'm having one of those days where I feel blue and have no particular reason as to why. I think I'm feeling worn down by all the negative energy that surrounds my work environment. I've always been one to remove myself from a situation that brings down my energy but this is impossible right now since it is my job. Thankfully, my other job helps to counteract this negativity but not completely. So, to help cheer myself up I'm going to post a pic that make me smile...

Copper's first time in a pool. She thought I was drowning and jumped in to save me. I love her fierce loyalty...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Looky Looky!

Yippee! I FINALLY finished my first garment! It's the Anise from Rowan's New Shapes. It was an easy knit but with everything going on from the holidays, teaching, bartending, and training, my knitting time was severely limited. I'm back!

I love this cardigan. Very cozy and a nice fit as well. I bought the buttons at Knitch and I adore the way the look. On to the next sweater and cardigan!
(I'm having issues with having the pictures turn the way I want them to. Apologies!)