Music was always playing in my classroom. We had special music for every occasion…morning greeting, thinking time, working time, end-of-day…just to name a few. Years ago, I attended an educator workshop that showed research showing that playing Mozart for math. I do not know if it was the placebo affect or if it was for real, but it worked. My students would ask for Mozart whenever they went to work on math problems, independently or in a group.
Well, today, I had Mozart playing for me. I was trying to figure out how to make a star block to fit the corners of the quilt border. The border itself was an odd size, so this made the star block difficult … for me, that is. Thanks to Mozart, I figured out what I needed to cut.
I need to sew the bottom border together, make three more star blocks, and then I can attach the borders and corner. All the pieces for the remaining star blocks are cut.
I could have gotten further on the quilt, but I decided to work on one of my other goals for the year. I have never been a cook or a baker. My sons all became great cooks, out of necessity, I am sure. This Christmas, one of my daughter-in-laws made me a cookbook with some of her recipes. Phyllis and my son even gave me spices and basic supplies to start up my kitchen.
My daughter-in-law is a great cook and baker. With her support, and her cookbook, I have begun to make a few meals and breads.
Today, I took time out to make zucchini bread…from scratch! I feel like Betty Crocker.
It looks a little dark, but it is delicious.