I told you in my last post that I love spiders, which I do! I think they are the most amazing little creatures. I wish I could weave like they do!!
I was reading this post a few minutes ago and it reminded me of a year at school when one of my students caught a lizard. He thought I would freak out or something, but instead I suggested that we keep him/her? (I'll refer to it as him from here on out, seeing as I have no idea how to tell if a lizard is a male or female.) in our empty aquarium. The students made a very welcoming environment for the little creature with sticks, grass, moss, etc.... They gave him water and caught flies and other bugs for him to eat daily! We kept this little lizard all year. I can't remember the name that we gave him, but once you name an animal it changes things. You start to look at it as a friend. My students and I loved having this pet in our room. I especially loved that he wasn't a noisy, smelly pet that required a lot of attention on my part!
On the last day of school we decided to let him go. We took him into the woods outside our classroom and had a little ceremony during which each child who wanted to say something about him, could, and many did. The student who originally caught him set him down on the ground, and we watched him scamper away, well about 2 feet away, before one of my students stomped on him and killed him. Let me tell you, I had to deal with crying kids the rest of the day!!! I took the kid to the office hoping for a sever consequence, but it didn't happen. Since it was the last day of school, he couldn't get detention, etc.... He has grown up to do jail time for some serious crimes.
Every time I see a lizard, I think of our little classroom pet.
I also told you that I could eat a whole pan of shortbread by myself. Here's the evidence! I did let a few pieces go to others, but not many. I started to hide it so that no one else would know it was here, but decided that I could just make some more when this was gone. It's easy.
2 cups flour, 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar. Mix these together, press into a pan, and bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden, at about 350 degrees. Yummy, and not a bit fattening! LOL!
I have just completed the puppet costumes for the Christmas program that is this coming Sunday. My husband has the camera so I'll take pictures and post them when he gets it back to me. I had to make a preacher, bride, groom, soldier, grandma and grandpa, and a life sized Christmas tree for one of the kids to wear. It was fun, but I'm glad I'm through.
48 minutes ago