2/11/2013

Productive Weekend Wrapup

This was actually a pretty productive weekend!

~  Friday, we learned that YS made a 90 on his last Physics test!  He has really struggled with that class this past trimester, so we were extremely proud of him for that grade.  We went out for pizza at a new local pizza place that is just down the road from our house.  It's our new "go-to" place for pizza!

~  I got caught up on Suits and Deception, along with Nashville.  Last week's "Deception" was pretty neat:  my former high school band director's daughter was in the Debutante Ball Scene.You can see a great shot of her at the 17 second mark.

She's the red-head just behind the actress playing the lead in the scene.

~  Saturday, I did some laundry & got busy on a Valentine's Project for the boys:

I did one batch on Sat. for OS & MS, then another batch on Sunday for CH & YS.  These are the "Mosaic Glazed Sugar Cookies" that I made over Christmas.  So easy, and I was very happy at how well they turned out.  They aren't too sweet; in fact, they kind of taste like shortbread.  If anybody has a tip for rolling out the dough evenly, let me know.  I'm making these cookies for the goodie bags for my in-laws' anniversary party, so I want them to turn out perfectly.  Maybe I just need to practice between now and then, which would make OS & YS pretty happy!

~  I printed out some new games for school from the TPT website.  I LOVE that site; I just wish it didn't take so much colored ink to print out. There are lots of creative speech pathologists out there that have made some awesome materials!

~  Sunday was more laundry & the 2nd batch of cookies.  I got some of the materials laminated; the rest will have to wait until today when I can use the school's laminator.

~  YS had his "D&D" group over Saturday night, so I made French Toast for them on Sunday morning.  One of his friends said that I was now his hero!  He said that he thought about moving in with us last week, after the pancakes/crepes that they had.  Good to know I can at least cook a good breakfast!

~  As I was working on my school stuff, I came across this song on Songza.  As you listen, close your eyes and see who you think this sounds like.  I had CH do that, and he got the same answer I did.


If you guessed Karen Carpenter, you'd have the same answer we did.  To me, it's almost eerie how much she sounds like her, and I absolutely LOVED Karen's voice.

Have a great week!

7 comments:

  1. She does sound like Karen Carpenter. We loved her voice too...such a natural talent.

    Your cookies look so pretty. I'm baking some today, a recipe I found in Southern Living...hopefully they'll be good. I might check out your recipe first and see if it's similar.

    Have a nice week-icy rain here this morning. Ugh. I'd rather have snow.

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  2. I guessed Karen Carpenter, too.

    Those cookies sound yummy ... I like sugar cookies that aren't too sweet. I haven't made rolled cookies in years, so unfortunately I don't have any rolling advice.

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  3. I've read where you put rubber bands on the ends of your rolling pin and that will ensure the same thickness when you roll out dough. I've never tried it because I just don't make any kind of dough to roll.

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  4. I love sugar cookies...and those look yummmmmo. You had a great weekend. I have not ever tried the rubberband thing either. I have not made cut out cookies in years....I will have to try that again...and use the mosaic recipe.

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  5. Karen Carpenter reincarnate...it was eerie how much she sounded like her. Love it and thanks for sharing that song.

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  6. I'm glad I stopped and listened. Such a beautiful voice. She really does sound a lot like Karen Carpenter.

    That cookie looks good! Congrats to YS on his Physics grade!

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  7. Oh my gosh!!! That sounded JUST like Karen Carpenter! What a busy weekend you had, girlfriend. I tired reading it :) Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

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