Today, August 22, with heavy hearts and wonderful memories, my church family and I said goodbye to a dear friend. Dulce succumbed to her painful battle with cancer the same day she celebrated her 42nd birthday. She will be missed but I am comforted knowing she is no longer in pain. I will always cherish our friendship and remember her beautiful smile.
Tuesday afternoon, we received more than a half-inch of rain. It was glorious. I swear the grass was making a slurping noise soaking in that moisture!
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This week has gone so fast. I have so much to do that I’m on the verge of an emotional breakdown. I might cry before the weekend arrives.
School starts next Tuesday but I will go to the campus Monday to prepare as much as I can prior to the students’ arrival. Beginning the first day of school, I’m doing a long-term substitute assignment (eight weeks) in a 7th grade Language Arts classroom. It should be interesting as I had these students last year when they were sixth-graders. Some were jewels, while others gave me gray hairs. They all kept me entertained, that’s for sure!!!!!
Cell phones are the bain of my existence. I won’t even raise my blood pressure trying to explain.
Instead, I’ll eat these cookies.
Thanks to Pinterest (and Jillie at One Good Thing), I found this recipe for cake mix cookies that are super-easy to make and require just four (4) ingredients: 1 boxed cake mix, 2 eggs, 1 stick butter (melted), and icing. I hosted a dinner for the Haiti Mission Team and made these cookies for dessert. I used Duncan Hines strawberry cake mix and cream cheese icing. The cookies were extremely easy to prepare, soft and chewy, and very tasty. The secret, in addition to the short ingredient list, is NOT to overcook them. Just 8-10 minutes will do the trick. Let cool before icing and making into sandwiches.
I have a confession: when I hosted dinner for the Haiti team, I did not clean our bedroom or bathroom. I only cleaned the kitchen and living area and guest bathroom. If someone had opened our bedroom door, I would have ran for the hills!
Hug your loved ones tight tonight.