My husband is not a fan of quiche. On the other hand, I have A LOT of eggs in the fridge. I made cream puffs, chocolate pudding (have to make that again - that was gone in a jiffy), I added egg yolk to my cheese sauce for pasta, we ate eggs for breakfast....but when it came to quiche, the poor man just made a face.
I made a no egg dinner: cooked rice on the stovetop with tomato sauce, tomato paste, a whole lot of chili powder, black beans, onion, corn, and garlic, then laid a layer of refried beans and some cheese and popped the whole skillet in the oven to broil a bit. It was quite good, actually - but used absolutely no eggs.
Minnie is still quite pregnant, so it looks like my estimate of another week or two, which I thought I might have to move up, really was correct.
Only one kid is still sick, and I am starting to get worried about him. His dad is taking him to the doctor today, though. After being sick for almost a week, he developed a high fever, which seems scarier than starting out with the fever and continuing to be sick for a week. It seems backwards, and possibly indicative of a nasty secondary infection. He looked like curdled milk yesterday, and had to miss Confirmation. I called my student, who is also preparing for Confirmation, and she scanned and sent back a note from the teacher that Teddy should not miss anymore classes. Hello? He had a 102.5 fever! You want him to get everyone sick? I know I have been guilty of it as a teacher, too, but everyone thinks their particular aspect of a kids' life is the most important aspect.... She is a volunteer, first year catechist, so I can understand her issues - Confirmation is in four weeks, but still....
There are only 7 1/2 weeks left of this school year: one more round of 10th grade testing, Prom, Career Day, Graduation, and Ho'olaule'a to get through. In the midst of all this activity, I have to keep teaching and pushing kids to do more than they think they can do. I have a lot of plants to start - I am already late with my beans! My husband works on infrastructure, so he wants to think (a lot) before he does things, which means every year, my garden is late and rushed, because I am not even allowed to prepare it by hand - he is going to use the tractor, so try wait, eh (he doesn't speak pidgin, I am just being irreverent). This year, at least, I have the greenhouse, due to his excellent thinking (a lot) and then doing.
I am not complaining - I can now walk to the chicken coop without stepping in mud, and the sheep can walk to the pasture without stepping in mud, and we found the reason for all the mud (more than the rain) - a busted pipe that led from the roof to the water trough (water catchment), but I really, really want a much bigger garden than I have ever had before!
By the way, last week was my students' debut on a student created news show which airs on our local PBS. We're kind of novice and have nowhere near the equipment that many of the other schools have, but you can see our episode here.
It's particularly cool because the "Home School" who does the in-between sections did all the commentary in the Ni'ihau dialect of olelo Hawaii. They do provide English subtitles!