Saturday, February 26, 2011

according to my 6 YO son.

Wake up... Donuts with Dad at his school
come home
Batting Cage with Dad and his older brother
grab pizza
come home
Train meet in Allentown with mom
happy meal at McD
come home
dinner (did I mention he likes to eat?)
Family movie - Free Willy 4 (he's got this thing for whales right now)

As for me....I want to get out of my slump.

Monday, February 21, 2011

the jellicle moon was shining bright

and jellicles came to the jellicle ball.
We all went to see CATS last night at the State Theatre in Easton. All 5 of us... not an inexpensive adventure, but worth it. The boys were entranced. Although DS2 said that there were moments he didn't like, but his favorite was McCavity. And admittedly, the whole meaning was well over the kids heads, but I'm determined more than ever to take them to as many live performances of quality as possible.

Last week DD and I went to see ASOs condensed version of Carmen. DH directed the chorus so the only cost for us was the babysitter for the boys. She loved it.

After looking at the page for the company that put on the show I noticed that they were at the Flynn theatre on Valentine's Day. I had a friend from HS that used to do stage managing at the Flynn (among other art venues in CT and VT) who just passed away last month. As I was at the show last night I imagined him running it, without knowing that were he still alive he WOULD have run it just a week before. I believe he's running some bigger shows right now. I also felt this presence of a former colleague of mine giving me props for taking the kids to the theater. She was quite a classy lady whose son is a dancer on Broadway. So Mike and Rho... thanks for the visits last night. I know you were smiling at me.

Day off today and we had a little bit of snow... and I have a headache for the I can't tell you how many day in a row... I remember mom having headaches a lot... now I'm feeling your pain....

Sunday, February 20, 2011


so I wanted to make a breakfast food for DD and her friends that were staying over.
There is a local philly pretzel company that has this cinnamon butter. (YUM x 3000) and i was thinking it would be great in a cinnamon bun......

So I had thought on going to buy some of the dip but didn't get to it before the store closed. I forgot about it... DD didn't

This morning I asked what they wanted for breakfast and she said those buns you were going to make...I hadn't made the dough.... ugh

What to do??? (cue light bulb going off)

1. Preheat oven to 350° F

2. Make cinnamon butter... found a recipe on the web... doubled it... next time I tweak it it will be a little less this maybe

3/8 pound of room temp butter
1/2 c brown sugar packed
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Cream all ingredients together whipping until light and fluffy

3. Mix topping
3/4 c brown sugar
4 T melted butter
1 Tbsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp honey (I used buckwheat)

Mix together until well blended and pour into a 9" square baking pan.

4. With two packages of refrigerated crescent rolls. (you can buy it without the perforations...I didn't have this on hand tho) I split the dough in half (if you buy the crescent roll for the rolls it comes out in 2 pieces kind of)

push all the perforations together to make a larger piece (i did half the package at a time)

spread cinnamon butter on the dough and roll the dough short end to short end. CUt the 'log' into four equal pieces. Lay pieces on side in the pan containing the topping mix. Repeat with other half of dough and other package.

5. Bake in 350 oven for about 28 minutes.

6. Let cool some before turning out of pan!

7. Eat and enjoy......

Thursday, February 10, 2011

the parade of doll clothes

DD's AG Elizabeth will be busy modelling over the next few days. Now that I've found the card reader for the camera, I can take some shots other than with my phone.
This one is from the phone though.

Summer Fun Ensemble by Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer
Yarn: Top and pants Paton's Grace shoes-some remnant
Color: Sky teal
Needle: US3 US8
Recipient: Daughter

I didn't do the ribbon on the pants and I put my own belt from yarn in until I could go out and find ribbon to fit through the loops. I'll replace it though I'm sure.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the slippers... handfulled them in the kitchen sink... but they are so darn cute!

There are more clothes to come!

We went to Mama Nina's for her birthday dinner yesterday... I was stuffed and brought enough home for 2 more meals...

I can't believe she's 11. I really like the young woman she is becoming. So proud of her!! I love you sweetie

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

swinging to the right

ok so he can't pronounce da Vinci... but if this guy believes it... I may be in for a change

I have stuff to show you... but maybe tmrw or later...

Sunday, February 06, 2011

do i need any more reason

to teach the national anthem at school?

So this doesn't happen from any of MY students! COme on... at least learn the words. It's a 2 minute song and you're on national TV.... how pathetic!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


two more days off from school. Can't do a thing but bake, eat, knit, watch movies.

so tired of winter.... glad Phil saw no shadow... the hope for spring grows by the day.

Yesterday i made a pair of pants for DDs American Girl Doll.. wish I had bound them off differently, but they still work. CO 4 times for them. Here's a picture... details will follow when I finish the outfit

It all started with the retro cardi... that still needs buttons... Also made a flouncy lacy skirt... that needs elastic... maybe I should do all that today so I can update this blog.

she decided she wants to do her room a la 70s hippie.... found these sheets at Garnet Hill. She opted for the white with the matching comforter cover. Since she has a full comforter on a twin bed, I bought a new duvet in twin size also.... from That came today.

Shoveled out heavy icy slush... did the neighbor too. will be a nice surprise for them when they get home. He helped me out last Thursday by lending his muscle when I needed to get to work.

Off to make the kids lunch.. they came to play while I was out working... although DD did help shovel a bit.