Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I love the holidays, I love time with my family, fun crafts and discoveries with my students,
the feelings of good will and cheer that are all around, and memories.

One of my favorite memories is a star.

My Dad had a star that used to be on the top of our Christmas tree, until it was falling apart.
I inherited that star, and for several years, it limped through Christmas on my tree, until two years
 ago Ireplaced it.  But I didn't have the heart to get rid of Dad's star.  So every year I would
take a momentto remember Dad, then put it back in the box with the ornaments.
 Last year I decided I wanted to put it in a shadow box, and now it is out year round!
This year I want to go through some of the pictures at my sister's house and find a picture
of the Christmas tree with the star on it, hopefully
one with my Dad in it too.  I want to frame the picture and hang it with the start.

So tomorrow's lunch is a star themed salad.

There are spinach greens for the base salad, carrots, string cheese rounds, bacon bits,
and ranch for the salad.  Some wasa with some new blue cheese laughing cow cheese,
topped with two colby jack stars.  The pomegranate is for dessert! YUMMM!!!!!!


  1. I am STILL so amazed every time I see these! What a joy to open each day and see it staring back! It would just make me so happy to have!

    1. Opening it is part of the fun! Even though I packed it, and I know what it is, it's still fun! It really does help me to plan balanced meals, and to not want to simply eat junk, or go out..


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