Wow, the end of the school year is tough - especially when you teach a lot of seniors. And they think that "senioritis" is a real thing that is truly an excuse for not wanting to do their work. I have been logging LONG hours at work helping kids get all of their work done so that they can finish high school, and LONG hours at the kitchen table or on the couch grading essays. It really has not left much time for anything else, and taking pictures of me grading essays and putting them on the blog just doesn't seem too exciting for anyone, really. One more week! My seniors finished yesterday, and so I have all of those essays graded. That was a big push this past week. Now I look to getting my underclassmen in my AP Lit class and my one section of 11th grade English finished up. They are all doing great, and I am confident we will all sail through this week. (Power of positive thinking, right?)
At the end of April, it was my birthday and Easter all in one weekend. That only happens once in a great while. I had a birthday on Easter when I was one year old and my grandma made me a chick cake. There are pictures of me with it at my mom's house. So cute. :) I will try to get over there and find one. Anyway, Tiny Dancer decided that she would make me chick cupcakes for my birthday.
Meanwhile, I was cooking dinner. I had been craving cheesy potatoes for about a week and decided to make them for our dinner. I cannot take credit for the recipe. It comes from my idol, P-Dub, otherwise known at The Pioneer Woman, and her blog. They are called Perfect Potatoes au Gratin, and they are scrumptious!
Start with four whole russet potatoes, scrubbed clean.
So, I must have really been craving cheesy potatoes. My mom had us over on Sunday for Easter/my birthday dinner, and she had made me cheesy potatoes (which I had requested and forgotten!) and she used the exact same recipe 'cause she loves P-Dub too. And guess what? They are soooo good that no one in my family minded eating them two days in a row!