Tuesday, March 31, 2015

my chickadees

did me proud on Saturday.  Despite gathering at 5:30 a.m. and NOT having a chance to rehearse in the chapel space, we came home with a gold rating!

On week 8 of the spring musical rehearsals~tomorrow night is dress rehearsal and then we disperse for Easter break and return to run the show.  While it has been (mostly) fun, I shall be DEEPLY glad to resume the normal life schedule in a couple of weeks.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Yes. There is life still here in Austin

Whew~these past few weeks have included both sprints and marathon endurance.  Tomorrow sees me with 30+ middle school students participating in a choral festival in San Antonio.  We will not be joyful about the 4:45 am alarm clock.  (Nor the long hours at Six Flags.  Gag.)   And then we head into tech week for our spring musical.  And then it's the annual gala for the school.  And then, and then, and then.   It's spring in academia and the arts.

Here's some lovely Mary Oliver for your weekend's perusal.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

everything quite possibly IS better with butter.

 In all my hours in the kitchen, have never seen butter swirl like this~pretty!

The side of the kitchen rarely shown in foodie blogs/shows.

And voila!  Tried a recipe from my Christmas gift~used neutral dough so that these may become sweets or savory bits of dinner.   Or breakfast, seeing as we're technically on Spring Break.  (Irritatingly, my mind seems to still want to wake at 5:30.  Am sure this will wear off one day prior to going back to school.  Ah well, Easter break is close.)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Renewal & Repair

As the innards of my computer are literally crawling out of the case (no idea why~it hasn't been dropped or even carried in the past several months), it is time to declare defeat and buy a new laptop of some sort.

Repairing the scratched table was easy~voila!  We now have a cheery purple place for the new laptop.

Is there anything better than breakfast in bed?

Saturday, March 14, 2015


While not a fan of geometry, I AM a fan of pastry and took myself to my favorite pie shop this morning.  (No, I was not there at 9:26:53.)

Such a gorgeous kick-off to Spring Break!  (Chocolate peanut-butter, for those inquiring minds.)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

cosily hectic

If such a dichotomy is possible.  Days (stupid [I don't care if that's a banned word at school, it applies] time change) are whirling towards Spring Break.   Two more teaching days and musical rehearsal days and then some all-school activity and then a week of respite and slow moving life.  Yay!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

snow. Snow, snow

School is cancelled for tomorrow!  We're getting 1/10 of an inch of sleet=Texas style snow~it's the only thing that isn't bigger here.  But I will gladly take the day off and sleep in and walk to the bookstore and just enjoy some sloth.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

if winter comes

The thermometer has determinedly stayed in the low 30s (yielding no snow days from school~sigh), but certain blossoms are just as stubborn in declaring that it is Spring.  We shall see who is still standing at the end of this week.