Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I thought it would be nice to make brownies for Valentine’s Day. (Ok, the truth is I was craving brownies, and Valentine’s Day happened to be a convenient reason to make them.)

And this time, I decided to cut a couple into heart shapes and give them as little gifts on Valentine’s Day. I put them in clear plastic bags and tied them with a red ribbon. (The ribbon is actually from Christmas. Shh, don’t tell.)

Note: By cutting the brownies into shapes, you are left with scraps. It would be a waste to throw them away, so it is my duty to eat them. I’m taking my duty very seriously.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Resolutions by Mail

I teach an English class at night. For our first class of 2012, I had the students write out their resolutions or goals for the year and address an envelope to themselves.

I told them that in a month I’d mail them their envelopes with their resolutions. Now that it’s officially February, I’m putting the letters in the mail today.

I figure it would be a good time to see how the resolutions are going after a month. And it’s probably a good time for all of us to dust off those month-old resolutions, or congratulate ourselves on a job well done.

Happy February!