Daily Archives: November 18, 2008

WWC #61: Public & Private

Since Tink was off on her honeymoon 🙂 our favorite cynic Jay was given free reign with the Weekly Words Challenge . The following is how I interpreted his words:

SuperDad finally agreed that our own PRIVATE fire pit was a good idea, and lickety-split, he & SnakeMaster made one for us! It still needs some big rocks around the edges but this will do fine for now:

PRIVATE fire pit completed and ready for lighting

PRIVATE fire pit completed and ready for lighting

First lighting after darkness fell

First lighting after darkness fell

SnakeMaster asked for some hotdogs to cook on the fire

SnakeMaster asked for some hotdogs to cook on the fire

Gary suggested I wasn’t sharing when I failed to post pictures of things I had baked. Hmmmm…. should baking be kept PRIVATE or PUBLIC? What do you think? Fair warning: the next picture may or may not help you in your healthy eating plans.
In this household, it is considered bad form to bake something yummy for other people without baking some for those eating supper at home. Sooooo….. the pan on the left was for PRIVATE home consumption and the pan on the right was the identical item for PUBLIC consumption at church.

Amish friendship bread = pumpkin cake

Amish friendship bread = pumpkin cake

People must feel sorry for me, because we often get additional leftovers sent home. Score! Four chocolate cupcakes for 4 hungry boys. Oh, and the Amish Friendship Bread, which normally calls for vanilla instant pudding, got an autumn makeover with pumpkin spice pudding.

**Why yes, they are being stored in my dirty oven! It’s actually a very good hiding place for leftover goodies: out of sight/out of mind for me, but they stay nice and fresh for everyone else.
Just don’t forget to check the oven before preheating….

CONGRATULATIONS, TINK & HOOP!!!

We all look forward to seeing the wedding pictures. 🙂

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WWC #60: Diversity & Desire (a VERY LATE posting)

Tink is off on her honeymoon — CONGRATULATIONS, TINK & HOOP!!!and she has left Jay in charge of the Weekly Words Challenge in her absence. Head on over to his place to connect with other entries this week.

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Not only am I an entire week late in posting these pictures, I ended up using photos from my archives!  So really, I have no excuse for not posting these last Tuesday (except for the obvious brain cramp I was experiencing).   So what did I find?  ….

DIVERSITY

DIVERSITY

I found a field trip class photo.  Our last elementary school (before we moved across the country) had some wonderful DIVERSITY in the classrooms.

DESIRE of a young heart

DESIRE of a young heart

Santa Claus came to a magical tree lighting ceremony.  The snowflakes were falling, the children’s choir was singing, and a young SnakeMaster told Santa the toy he most desired to find on Christmas morning.

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That’s what I have for last week — in a few minutes, I’ll post this week’s words and photos.

Weather or not, here it comes!

Sorry about the mess off to the side.  Just look at the temps and the “RealFeel”
Oh, yeah, and the cute little snowflakes!
Currently at 12:39 AM
33 °F RealFeel®:33 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 84% Dew Point: 28 °F
Pressure: 30.08 in Visibility: 6 Miles
Winds: W at 3 mph
Early Morning Tue, Nov 18
Low: 27 °F RealFeel®: 24 °F
A snow shower this evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy
Tuesday, Nov 18
High: 40 °F RealFeel®: 27 °F
Times of clouds and sun, breezy and colder with a flurry
Tuesday Night, Nov 18
Low: 24 °F RealFeel®: 12 °F
Partly cloudy, breezy and cold
Wednesday, Nov 19
High: 41 °F RealFeel®: 35 °F
Cold with sunshine and patchy clouds
Wednesday Night, Nov 19
Low: 28 °F RealFeel®: 13 °F
Mostly cloudy and breezy
Thursday, Nov 20
High: 45 °F RealFeel®: 36 °F
Chilly with considerable cloudiness