First Up: I made an assortment of chocolate chip cookies for the dads this year. I used the basic Toll House recipe for two kinds- Trail Mix (just trail mix and chocolate chips) and Bacon Chocolate Chip. I got the idea for bacon at Pete Bakes. They turned out pretty good. Definitely different. The third kind was Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip from My Little Gems.
Truly, neither dad *needs* anything and this assortment will be a surprise.
Second, Darci, my husband was very happy to provide the Monkey Mix Playlist
Theme Song from The Monkees - The Monkees
Monkey- Counting Crows
Monkey Man- Rolling Stones
Chimp in a Three Piece Suit - The King Blues
Attacked by a Monkey -The Crank Yankers
Too Much Monkey Business- Chuck Berry
Punish the Monkey - Mark Knopfler
Mickey's Monkey- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Wildflower _ The Blow Monkeys
Tweeter and the Monkey Man - Traveling Wilburys
Monkey Around - From Suessical
Shock the Monkey- Peter Gabriel
The Smartest Monkey- XTC
505 -The Arctic Monkeys
Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies
Third- Today I went to my mailbox and found a lovely surprise, African Kelli had sent me a pup t-shirt!
It was such a fun surprise for such a dreary day. LA is knee deep in June gloom. While I can really appreciate the respite from high temps and the break from air conditioning costs, I am beginning to miss my friend Mr. Sun. Straight from AZ Ms Kelli is like a ray of sunshine!
Last, but not least Meridith nominated me for this award. Thank you Meridith! I am out of school now, so I decided to be a bit of a rule breaker here. Instead of nominating 15 blogs for this award, I am going to share few of my favorite posts from Meridith's blog. She truly has a lovely blog!
1. I love this tassel she made for her daughter. Nostalgia!
2. I like this Easter tree because it is not pastel. Easter colors don't mesh with my red couch!
3. Having just dodged the swine flu bullet in my classroom, I can attest, this is a teacher gift that would make my heart sing.