Saturday, July 14, 2012
This summer I'm teaching for 6 weeks in British Columbia, Canada... It's a bit odd because I'm back at my old high school! I have 12 Chinese students in my class and they're going to be a full on, entertaining group! Yesterday was my first day and I walked in and the kids were there fully engaged in an intense game of foosball... with an apple. Each time they smacked the ball bits of apple sprayed on them as chunks flew across the playing field. The same kid, William, who came up with the apple idea later ended up eating a marker, blue ink streaking down his chin. And later I turned around and saw him with some tissue shoved up his nose, shutting down a nosebleed!
Two of the girls showed up named Rose. Neither of them wanted to change their name when we offered the names Rosa, Rosie, or Rosey. Finally, one girl jumped up thrilled to change her name to Rosé - Yes, we did name one of our students after the local vineyards!
The afternoon was supposed to be a tour of Abbotsford. I was all for the tour but decided to add a special Hannah twist by taking the kids to Starbucks!! We took full advantage of their free Friday the 13th drinks and I even got to try both new flavors! I'm excited for this summer and hope keep track of the random events here.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
And here is Aunt Judy Reid's secret recipe:
1 pkg. yeast
1 cup warm water (just warm)
1/3 cup sugar
4 tab. Melted butter
1 cup warm milk (be sure it is just warm and not too hot or it will kill the
1 tsp salt
5-6 cups flour (or until it is sticky but not heavy or thick)
Dissolve yeast in warm water, add other ingredients and mix together well. The dough should be a bit sticky. Cover and let rise (I do this the night before and let rise in the refrigerator). Split the dough and roll out on floured surface.
Spread with melted or soft butter and cover with lots of brown sugar and cinnamon (approximately 1 cup with 1 ? tsp. cinnamon for both). Roll and slice about ? inch for rolls and a little less for the muffin tins which are sprayed first.
Let rise another 15 - 20 minutes and bake in 350 oven till done (approx. 12-15 min??) light but not brown (watch the muffin tins so that they are just done or they will be dry). You can pull the middle and see if rolls look done or use a tooth pick.
Drizzle warm rolls with powered sugar/milk/vanilla frosting. J
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I'm hoping that now that I have a phone that's smarter than a fifth grader, I'm going to get over my fear of blogging and jump right back into it. I almost feel like I need to write a catch up blog for the past ten months. Daunting task. But if Krista can take as year off and get back on the horse, so can I!!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Detoxed - (accidentally lost 10+ pounds)
Yoga - practiced many different styles in many different studios (over 45 classes and workshops)
Travel - managed to visit 8 states and one province, including Orange County, California; Vancouver, British Columbia, and Long Island, New York.
Running - Ran in two 5km races (Brooklyn Bridge and the Mount Airy Rocks and Runs - the article even mentions a runner from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates!)
Family - Spent quality time with all of my immediate family members and saw many of my relatives up in Canada!