Thursday, May 24, 2012


I made little cakes for a birthday recently. I think they turned out pretty cute...

And then I had some frosting left over, so I made cookies!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Hunger Games GoodReads Review

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can definitely see why this book has gotten so much hype. After conducting the fourth reading conference with my 8th graders where one of the Hunger Games books was the novel being discussed, I decided to spend my February break catching up on the pop culture craze (I'll get to you one of these days, Harry Potter!).

A dystopian society, survival tactics, twists and turns in the plot where the rules can change at any time, a strong female narrator and protagonist, teenage love, fancy gowns designed by stylists, lavish dinners (the description of food has actually prompted me to bake), and yes blood and gruesome deaths, all played out on reality TV for the privileged and shallow Capital residents' viewing pleasure- it's everything we've come to expect from our entertainment.

I enjoyed the read and I'm looking forward to talking about it with my kiddos. On to Catching Fire!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Sooner Or Later (Soren's Song)

Listen here

Come back and haunt me
Follow me home
Give me a motive
Swallow me whole

They say I've lost it
What could I know
When I'm but a mockery?
I'm so alone

Sooner or later you'll find out
There's a hole in the wall

Today is ours
Condemned to be free
Free to keep breathing
Free to believe

I look to find you
Down on my knees
Oh God, I believe!
Please help me believe

Sooner or later they'll find out
There's a hole in the wall
Sooner or later you'll find out
That you'll dream to be that small

I gave it all away and lost who I am
I threw it all away
With everything to gain
And I'm taking the leap
With dreams of shrinking

Come back and haunt me
Follow me home
Give me a motive
Swallow me whole

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Grant me Wisdom

You cannot grow in the great art form, the integration of action and contemplation, without 1) a strong tolerance for ambiguity; 2) an ability to allow, forgive, and contain a certain degree of anxiety; and 3) a willingness to not know and not even need to know. This is how you allow and encounter mystery. 
All else is mere religion.

- Richard Rohr

Monday, December 5, 2011

All I Really Want for Christmas

is this...

Is it not gorgeous?  Does it come in duel-voltage?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Baking cookies is my peace

When I'm in a kitchen, doing what I love, for the people whom I love,

everything makes sense.

Today was a very good day.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Who doesn't love a good haircut?

Going from this in the morning:

To this:

I finally feel like I look my age.  And I love Seattle.


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