Baby Shower Cake

Posted by Christine S on 11:21 PM

     Most people may not know this but I used to be a cake decorator for Publix Supermarkets. I was not one for very long but I enjoyed it. I used to decorate cakes for fun. Well, I decorated a cake for a baby shower this evening and thought I would share. I also decorated cupcakes as well. I had forgotten how much fun it was to do that.  Have a great evening!  I am off to bed :)


Very Interesting

Posted by Christine S on 3:53 PM

You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
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Posted by Christine S on 9:06 AM

Reading Inventory - Get more Business Documents

     Like so many teachers out there, I love to create files or documents for classroom use. I enjoy adding my own touches to them such as graphics and word art. Well, like so many other teachers out there, I have file folder after file folder on my desktop full of all of these goodies I have created. One of the main reasons I pay for unlimited space on my website is so I can store and share many of these files. I wanted parents, teachers, and students to have access to the files such as newsletters, forms, etc.
     Well, Nicole recently published some documents she created on her own blog.  I was curious as to how she accomplished this so I checked out the site.  It is called DocStoc.   It is currently in Beta form which means it is still in the testing stage. I am sure eventually, like so many other resources out there, it will eventually become pay for use. However, in the meantime, it is FREE and it is a nifty tool. You can embed documents within your blog, website, etc. You can share your site with fellow teachers so that you may exchange files and so on. Check it out!


My Horoscope (my own take on it)

Posted by Christine S on 9:09 PM
     A few days ago I posted my horoscope from a website I clicked on in my search of the net for new stuff.  For the fun of it, I decided to see what my horoscope was.  I know I am a Capricorn but the sun rising stuff was all new to me.  Anyway, the post from several days ago was the result of my surfing.
      What amazed me about it was the accuracy of it in its description of me.  Like most capricorns, I set high goals for myself and work very hard to achieve those goals.  The moon sign portion struck a nerve with me.  The possible weakness of being overly sensitive rings so true with me.  Most people may not know this portion of my personality until they get to know me.   I have been and probably always will be overly sensitive.  I take things to heart much to the dismay of my husband.  As he puts it, I tend to "think too much" and try to extrapolate information about others and their feelings/perceptions when I really don't need to.  That is the way that I am.   It is my flaw and I am okay with it. 
     The rising sign of scorpio REALLY hit the nail on the head.  Like I said, most people do not know how overly sensitive I can be until they get to know me.  I have tended to weigh my words carefully and control my reactions to the point of bottling my emotions.  Bob calls it my "poker face" because I don't tend to let anyone in.  I don't let others know what I want and it often results in my own frustration.  I may come across as rather stern and unemotional when, in fact, I am truly the opposite of that.  I'm not sure of how to overcome that aspect of my personality.  I am slowly beginning to express my feelings and opinions.  
     As for the Chinese sign, that describes me well in some respects but seemed to miss the mark with other aspects.   I am, after all, an extreme introvert that shies away from attention so I have no claim to being popular.   I often observe and remember things.  I have often given in just to prevent discord.   I willingly share and do indeed need to be the one taking the initiative in that respect.  However, I do not seek to be rewarded.  I do like the occasional pat on the back so if that counts as a reward, then I am indeed guilty of that.  That is my take on my horoscope.  


My Horoscope

Posted by Christine S on 2:37 PM
Your Sun Sign: Capricorn Sun 1° Capricorn 53'

Key Planet:

The sure-footed Mountain Goat can climb to higher altitudes than any other mammal. And you sure-footed Capricorns are also well-suited for climbing. You set high goals for yourself and then you overcome whatever obstacles may appear between you and the top of your personal mountain. As you climb the ladder of success, your ambition pushes you forward. Status can be important to you and often, at the top of your game, you gain personal satisfaction by knowing that others respect you for what you have accomplished.

Motto: "If opportunity doesn't knock, then build a door."
Greatest Strength: Your ability to overcome obstacles
Possible Weakness: Too much work and not enough play

Your Moon Sign: Pisces Moon 22° Pisces 53'

The Moon in Pisces is like having an emotional antenna that picks up every radio station in the universe. Feelings flood in from all directions, sometimes filling you with delight, sometimes with panic. Learning that all you feel is not yours can be an enormous relief because it reduces the emotional load you have to carry. You are not responsible for everything that you feel. Yet this openness also makes you compassionate and imaginative, openly receptive to others and their needs. Knowing when to pull back, though, is essential to your well-being since you absorb so much of what's going on around you.

Motto: "I can feel your pain,"
Greatest Strength: Boundless empathy and imagination
Possible Weakness: Being overly sensitive

Your Rising Sign: Scorpio Ascendant 17° Scorpio 15'

Looking at the world through Scorpio Rising gives you a very measured view of your surroundings. You have a tendency to carefully weigh your words and your reactions... controlling your feelings so that you only show what you want others to see. You're passionate, yet not overtaken by emotion most of the time. This power makes you very skillful in emergency situations as you channel the intensity you feel with focus and direction. Letting others in takes some time, so you can come across as more stern or closed than you actually are until you feel comfortable enough to relax and let them in.

Motto: "Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut."
Greatest Strength: Not flinching in the face of a challenge
Possible Weakness: Not being direct about your desires

Your Chinese Sign: The Pig


Mantra: Honesty opens all doors.

The Pig is true to his goals and beliefs. Their natural simplicity makes Pigs popular and loyal - once a friend, they'll be your friends for life. Pigs can be stubborn, but they will give in for the sake of peace. A Pig is happy to share what he or she has but needs to be the one taking the initiative in giving and wants to be rewarded for it. Sensual and energetic, she is persuasive and perceptive. The Pig sees and remembers everything.


Twitter Friends

Posted by Christine S on 6:20 PM
     Okay, I know this will come as a shock to many but perhaps I am not the introvert I thought.  I have found myself on Twitter quite frequently in recent weeks.  In fact, I have found myself making more and more connections each day on Twitter.  Those connections have also helped me to grow professionally.  I find it a great way to share resources as well as connect with educators across the world.  
     In honor of those connections, I stumbled upon the coolest way to display those connections when looking at Melanie's blog.  So, here you go with my own Twitterverse.

Get your twitter mosaic here.

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