I am, at present, baking an apple pie. I didn't make the pie, though... my daughter did, at Brownies. Her wonderful, impressive Brownie leaders were ambitious enough to have each 8 year old girl make her own apple pie using a Betty Crocker recipe. During their hour and a half meeting after school. And they also made cornbread from scratch to donate to a local shelter. (Excuse me, ladies, can I hire you?) But back to the pie... they handed it to me when I arrived to pick her up and said, "This needs to be baked tonight." And they gave me directions. Verbal ones. Which I promptly forgot even though I tried really hard not to. So I looked on the Betty Crocker site to find baking instructions (having never made a pie myself) and it pretty much said "Heat the oven to 425, then bake 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown", which is a whole lot less complex than what I was told. So hopefully it will go well. We'll see! The house will smell good, anyway! :)
I don't have much else to write about, being sort of mired in work this month (conferences, American Education Week, and my observation all next week... gahhhh), except that I have to send a giant shout-out to V.R. Barkowski, who just sent me a box of Neil Gaiman books as one of the prizes in her recent signing celebration/300 followers contest. Thank you, Viva! And.... Neil Gaiman!!!! YIPPEEEE!!!
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
UPDATED: The Pie!
Oh, and the books I won were The Graveyard Book (which I had, but not with the perty Newbery Award on it!), Neverwhere (which I didn't have), and American Gods (which I also didn't have).
After a Pajama Reading Party at school today, adorable pictures made by Curly Jones at preschool, dinner out with the fam, then Neil Gaiman and apple pie (or at least the smell, lol) tonight... Happy Friday!