Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Ballerina Bear

A coworker asked me to make her daughter's birthday cake. She is having a Build-A-Bear birthday party and she takes dance class. She asked that the bear be a blue-green and I thought a ballerina would be perfect for her. I took pictures at three different stages of the decorating process. I was a bit nervous, since this was my first 3D cake that had to be assembled after baking. I think it turned out well. Of course, only the little girl can tell me for sure. Stage 1.

Stage 2.

Stage 3.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A General Update

As you may have noticed, I've not been good about updating my stocking progress every Saturday. I think I'm going to have to be less ambitious with that. Life has been very busy. I am still teaching full time, tutoring online on the weekends, taking the kid to horseback riding lessons. I'm also running a book discussion group and maintaining web groups for it.

Starting on the 24th, I will be returning to school as a student. I will begin working for my masters in Educational Technology. It will take 18 months to complete the program. I am excited and a little nervous as well. It's been a long time since I was in school, and I was only working part time before. This will also be the first time I'm taking an online class. There is a test that I have to take before I'm done with 6 hours of course work, as well.

I guess this will be a situation that will force me to get organized and not procrastinate. It will offer me the opportunity to improve my education and give me an opportunity for self-improvement. This degree will help my family be more financially stable, make me more marketable at a teacher, and allow me more career choices in the future. So if my infrequent posts become more erratic than normal, do not despair.