I finished up the valentines for Caroline’s re-scheduled class party. The kids are excited that they can call this an actual “party.” The school system rules stipulate that each class can have no more than two parties a year; all other events are referred to as “celebrations.” Doesn’t that make you want to roll your eyes?
We tied the valentines to baggies of candy and of course, I forgot to take a picture. I did, however, take a picture of the bag housing the valentines. It’s a big brown bag that lends itself to decoration; Caroline took it upon herself to label and decorate her bag.
Is it a rule that all (or most) kids say valentiMes instead of valentiNes? I don’t think I did, but I said ordaments instead of ornaments, so I’m hardly a model of success. Heck, I know some adults that say valentiMes. I shant fault Caroline for her error. After she wrote it, I said, “you wrote valentiMes.” She said, “I know.” To which I replied, “it’s valentiNes.”
Even non girlie girls like Caroline and I can appreciate a cute white dog with a pink bow in her hair.
Also on my shopping excursion, I stopped by Bed, Bath and Beyond and purchased an immersion blender.
I’ve been wanting an immersion blender for quite some time; they’re particularly helpful when it comes to pureeing soup. As you know, I’m a big fan of split pea soup. I’m an even bigger fan of smooth split pea soup. I’ve been pureeing it in the food processor, which is a messy job. I’m not patient enough to puree in batches, so I dump it all in the food processor bowl and let er rip. Soup flies everywhere. Oh, and food processors are a bear to clean.