Saturday, March 28, 2009

Aqua Nuts is more like it...

We all know that teachers and administrators have no life and live at the school. This is what they do when the kids are away. LOL This was our first year to witness the Faculty Follies. Of course when asked, Mr. D jumps at the chance to participate. We found this number on YouTube by Summit Ward to recreate. They did a better job, but I think our guys earn kudos for attempting this in their "mature" age. I heard rehearsals consisted of taking breaks often, a little ice, and Ibuprofen. And how does one fall OFF a wrestling mat? (cough cough, Steve) Here's a link to the Dancing Queens finale. Sorry about the jittery hands, I didn't know they were coming through the aisle. Scary! HERE

One thing I've learned about our community, is there are always more than enough people willing to give to their community. This event is for senior scholarships. And what fun, just ANOTHER "Feel Good" evening we've walked away from. A Friday night and the auditorium is packed with high schoolers, on a FRIDAY! Then this morning we woke up early(reminder, Saturday morning) to go help spruce up the school. Paint the bridges, benches, trash cans, some bleachers, and anything else Mr. D. delegated out. Weed whacked, weeded, swept, blew leaves away, etc.... It's an opportunity to give back again. Even a senior was doing her sr. project and had volunteers running all over the campus. How blessed we are to have these opportunities!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Herbal Lemonade

I finally gave up Diet Pepsi, and it just wasn't that hard to be honest. I had yet another broken foot, and I'm doing anything and everything I can think of to get these brittle bones in my foot to heal. I started swimming to take advantage of the Natural Vitamin D and take supplements. I can't take calcium because of the kidneys(also why I have brittle bones in my tootsies, just my feet so far) so I just need to get my body to absorb it. So, in the process of getting creative(and copying Arnold Palmer and Starbucks), I came up with this.

Brew 5-6 of any berry flavored herbal tea bags in 8 cups of boiling water and let cool. I drop 5-6 in my coffee maker we've renamed Mrs. Cocoa. My favorite is Trader Joe's Blackberry Infusion(it's herbal), and I've tried and love Celestial Seasoning's Blueberry or Red Zinger(I think that's what it's called, I'm just too tired to get up and double check), ANY herbal berry flavored tea. When it's cooled, remove the tea bags and mix in a gallon pitcher with one tub of Crystal Light Lemonade and 5-6 low calorie sweetener packets such as Stevia or Splenda. Add enough water to make a gallon. Even BETTER, add 2 qts. real lemonade made from lemon juice and Stevia to the Berry Tea mix:) I'm also trying to give up artificial sweeteners and stick to Stevia. I buy it online through Amazon, cheapest and free shipping.

For you Utah girls, soda=pop. ;) I didn't realize that Californians called bubbly, "soda", and Utahans called it, "pop". LOL