Thursday, December 20, 2012

Beautiful, delicious Louisiana

Last summer my sister, Laura, came for a visit.  She lives in Tennessee and only gets to visit once or twice a year.  Because she considers her visits a vacation, we generally attempt something fun.  Last summer that fun came in the form of a swamp tour in South Louisiana.  Laura is a photographer, so she took some wonderful photos while we were in the boat.   This one, it turns out, she submitted to the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries and they are using it as the cover photo on their Facebook page.  That's pretty exciting!  Her photos are pretty amazing. and I'm continually impressed with the depth and beauty of the shots she gets.

Tomorrow is our last day of school until after New Year's, so I agreed to host a celebration for my English III students.  I have two sections of class, for a total of 46 students.  We took end of course exams and all of my students passed this state exam except five.  The kids will each bring a snack to share, and I am bringing pralines and the paper/plastic dishware.  

The pralines look really delicious and taste wonderful, but they are sticky.  I should have cooked them just a little longer.  I have no doubt that the kids will enjoy them, but I did brag a bit, and I wanted them to be perfect.  Since it takes so much time to make this many (80+ pieces), I can't start over; we'll just have to enjoy sticky pralines.   

Did I do it again?  Last week I posted Pinterest Wednesday on Thursday.  Today is Thursday, and again, I haven't posted anything from my Pinterest boards.  Please accept my apologies.  And since we're on the subject of what to post when, please answer the poll in the upper right hand corner of this page.  I'd like to know what you'd like to see and read in the near future.  

Only five days left until Christmas.  I'm getting excited--what about you? 


jenclair said...

Wow! I was going to comment on the photo anyway, but then discovered the photographer is your sister! What a great photo and how typical of our state. And pralines, MMMMMM!

Kathy Moody said...

I am so excited to find your awesome blog from the Picket Fence! I am a third grade teacher, and I live in Shreveport. Your newest follower. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your Christmas Vacation. I so need it. :)

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