Thursday, January 29, 2009

HS Friends

I've been helping my friend Jim get in touch with various classmates for my 20th class reunion (egads). So far it has been really fun, although I'm still not a big fan of the cold call. I have about five more people to talk to, to get thru my list.

Greetings from Miami is 5 am ET and it is only 70 degrees here :) Yah, it is warm. Should be a high today of 84. I so hope I get a break in meetings to at least see the sun and feel the warmth.

Last night it was really nice outside and we (my boss and some coworkers) walked to Gordon Biersch. It was very yummy.

Today is a day of many meetings from 8:00 am - 8:30 pm. I think it might do me in....I am not good with meetings that long :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The Diploma arrived today! Here is a is official....

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Resources Studies with an emphasis in College Leadership.


It is much colder here this week than it was last week. Last week, we had record highs, with one day 70 degrees. Today, it is 5...but feels like -5 out. The forecast is that we won't see above freezing again until later tomorrow, and possibly another small snow storm on Thursday. But I won't be here to see it.

Tomorrow I head out to Miami....should be 80 there on Thursday! I am only hoping I get a break from meetings long enough to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Have you ever made marshmallows... you know those white things that come in a bag and last forever? Well Jody saw a recipe the other day and decided to try it...

So we put the stuff in the mixer and ran it for about 15mins.

After that was done, we coated a pan with powered sugar and put the super sticky stuff in the pan and let it sit out on the counter overnight to dry out...

The next day, Jody cut it up into cubes and tossed them in powdered sugar to cover all the sticky edges...

And then as a final flourish, she dipped them in dark chocolate and let them sit in the fridge overnight...

They turned out really good and even the plain ones are hard to skip eating...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! 2009

Happy New Year!

We had a fun and uneventful new years. We went to a small party at a friend's house out of town and then stayed at a motel overnight.

We would like to raise our glass to all our blogger friends with this toast: Here's wishing you more happiness, prosperity, love, and health than all our words can tell. Not just alone for New Years Day, but for all the year as well.

Here's to a great 2009!