April 5, 2014

Five for Friday... Out of Touch edition

I just realized that it is was Friday! Time to link up with Doodlebugs for her weekly linky. Be sure to stop by her blog when you finish here to read more Five for Fridays!

I am was on Spring Break this week! Do I need to really explain? I THOROUGHLY enjoyed my time off, especially the NO alarm clock aspect.

I spent time this week with my family. One of the things that we did was to go through some of my sister's notebooks. She wrote notes ALL THE TIME and kept them in binders and folders! I never knew this about her. Her daughter, my  niece, never knew this about her. When she passed away two years ago, we found them in a box, quickly looked at them, and put them back in the carton. This past week we started going through them. 

Some of the notes were messages she had written to her husband (he couldn't hear so she would write to communicate with him when he couldn't read her lips), some were notes she made about crafts that she saw on TV, and many were recipes that she had seen on TV. My sister was quite the baker. My niece found one recipe while going through the myriad notes that was for a streusel coffee cake. My sister had even put a date on this recipe... a few weeks before she passed away.  It looked really easy, using a box cake mix, and it sounded tasty. My niece decided to make it for our weekly family dinner. Let me tell you... the BEST cake I've had since my sister died! It was like she had baked it for us, just like the old days.

And speaking of recipes... I found a crockpot recipe that is the NEW family favorite! Sooooo yummy! Sooooo easy! If you like Mexican and are into crockpot recipes, this one's for you. I doctored it a bit by adding a yellow pepper as well as the red and green, and I threw in a can of black beans. We topped our helpings with a dollop of guacamole and sour cream. YUM! There was not a bite left! Just click on the pic to read the complete recipe. You're going to want to make this one!

I did do some work this week. I finished up several teaching items that I had begun and made a few new ones as well. They are all available in my TpT Store. Just click HERE or on the pic to read more about them.

One last thing that I did this week was to catch up on TV shows and movies. I just LOVE the on demand feature that my cable company offers, couple this with my Roku and I become a real live sofa spud. Here're a few that were on my must see list this past week. Can you name them?

Well, it's back to work on Monday! I have to dust off the alarm clock, find some real clothes, and locate the book bag that contains things that I brought home to work on but didn't. Monday won't be too bad, however. We'll catch up on where we left off and talk about our break. Reality will set in on Tuesday when our TESTING begins... sigh!


  1. Those notebooks from your sister, what a gift! Thank you for sharing that sweet story. I am going to try your crockpot recipe, it sounds yummy!


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