This week has been somewhat calmer than the week before when we found out that Ryan Carter’s life was taken. A 10 year old boy stabbed him while he was trying to defend another little boy. The scuttle ultimately ended Ryan’s life. Yesterday was the Memorial Service (A Celebration of Life) at our church which was beautifully orchestrated. There wasn’t a dry eye in the sanctuary. What really made it hit home for me is when his teacher Mrs. Atherton got up to speak. You see, had I decided to teach 6th Grade this year, Ryan would have been in my class. I would have been the one up there to share what I knew of Ryan. Unfortunately I didn’t know Ryan well. But through Mrs. Atherton’s endearing sediments of him, I did get to know him a little more. We may never know why this happened, but one day when I meet my Lord in heaven, maybe it will all be clear. If you’d like to read the full story you can HERE. Three of the little boys in this video were in my Math class last year and I’m so proud of them for remembering Ryan the way they did.
*Shew* On a lighter note, I made the best baked potato casserole last night. I kind of just threw the ingredients together not really measuring, but I could eat the entire dish!
4-7 Potatoes, cut in small bite size pieces
In a bowl, I combined 1 cup of sour cream with 1 cup of cream cheese with the following spices:
*salt & pepper
I stirred it all well and added the potatoes and tossed
I then sprayed a 9×13 dish with Pam and layered 1/2 of the potatoes on the bottom, then covered with a mix of cheddar and Mozerella cheese, then added the remaining potatoes and again covered with cheese. Baked at 375-400 degrees for an hour or a bit more. They were really yummy and I even used left overs for breakfast burritos this morning.
My husband has been asking what is up with me lately because I’ve been trying all these new recipes with great success. I just feel he’s been so busy keeping up the over grown yard, helping coach Olivia’s soccer team, that I want to have a nice hot meal for him to come in to.
This weekend is all about purging. I’ve been so interested in organizing photos from Pinterest that it’s motivated me to just clean out! EVERYTHING!!! Today it’s all about my office. Paperwork makes me crazy and I need to buy a new Scan Snap quick! I have my older PC version for sale for cheap if anyone is interested and I’ll even show you how to use. Once you go paperless, you won’t go back to anything else. If and when the office is done, I’ll move to another zone. Probably the armoire in the living room. It’s stuffed full of homeschool stuff that we rarely use anymore.
Speaking of purging, I am thinking of selling all of my stamps. Most were originally from D.O.T.S. If you are interested, let me know.
Hope everyone has a beautiful, productive weekend. Please remember Ryan and his family as well as the family of the little boy that did this. For all we feel a great sadness!