June 10, 2016

Five for Friday: The First of Summer Break

Although it is officially summer break, I still have one more "job" to complete before being truly free for summer. Our report cards weren't printed in time for our clerical day, you know that day after the last day of school, so I couldn't complete my cumulative record cards. Off to do those today, but first, it's time for a little...

FIRST... Does anyone else have a dining room that looks like this? Geez! Every year I say that I am not going to bring home work to do over the summer, and what do I do? I bring home work to do over the summer. Of course, it sits in the middle of everywhere for a week or more until I finally decide to move it to a corner. LOL!

SECOND... It has been so unseasonable in NE Ohio that I have had my furnace kick on a couple of days. Unbelievable! I was soooo cold that I just HAD to make some soup to keep me comfortable... tortellini chicken soup did the trick on Wednesday of this week.

THIRD... Then on Thursday I made this wondrous concoction that I found on Facebook. Baked in the oven, it was deliciously warm to make me feel toasty, too. This is the original Facebook link if you are interested in seeing the video that inspired this dish.

FOURTH... I am THE ONLY HOUSE ON THE STREET THAT DOES NOT HAVE A FENCE SURROUNDING ITS YARD!!! As a result every child on the street uses my yard to cut through to the next street. My yard has a worn out path from feet and bikes and my poor kitties are so upset by all the noise that I did something I swore I would never do... put up a fence! It's just a short fence, but it blocks off the pathway. Peace and quiet and no more footpath...ah!

FIFTH... I love that during summer break I have time to fool around experiment and investigate with  my computer and phone. An uber-fun little app... LiveFx... for Android phone kept me occupied this week. It lets you take photos with a ton of special effects. I actually installed the app last summer but never really bothered with it. This week I opened the app and started snapping shots of my favorite subject, Miss Daisy. The collage is put together with another app called Photo Grid. Such fun! Lovin' me some summer time!

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  1. Um, that concoction looks AMAZING! #newdinnerplans

  2. Yes, I brought home files to sort from one of my file cabinets:/ Needless to say I haven't touched them yet, but I will. Have a great summer!

  3. That concoction does look incredible! While my dining room doesn't look like yours, I have a garage filled with all the projects I may or may not get to this summer!
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  4. I'm happy to see that someone else's dining room looks "busy." I have a small teacher apron business and my poor dining room is the shipping department!

  5. Oh my gosh... I do the same thing every summer too! Instead of storing it on the dining table I store it in the guest bedroom, and it's pretty full in there right now! Enjoy your summer, and don't work too hard!


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