Friday, July 9, 2010

Morning Work Meeting

At 9:00 this morning, my training partner is coming over for a work session.
I do beginning teacher and mentor teacher trainings, and we are going to tackle some new material.
Here is my simple plan.
Banana bread from HEB, a local grocery store.
Add a zinnia, a crystal cake pedestal, and a glass dome.
Use my Blue Italian coffee mugs and dessert plates.
Prepare fresh pot of Starbuck’s Breakfast Blend.
IMG_1469 Pour half and half into my creamer.
Organize work materials.
Light candles so house smells amazing. Pineapple scented candles are a current summer favorite.
Put more zinnias on the dining table.
Smile and breathe.


Deb said...

sounds like a great plan....

Cass @ That Old House said...

Now that sounds like a lovely -- and productive! -- plan. Gorgeous photos. Yummy all the way through.

Pondside said...

I like all the related work-material!...especially the zinnias!

Lorilee said...

Now that's the way to work!

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy as all get out! I'll be right over.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your work tools! :-D
Have a great weekend.

Olive said...

You had me at coffee and cake!


Karen said...

You can mentor me anytime, dear friend!!
Ladybug Creek

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I like the way you think!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

You have just proven that simplicity can be just as breath taking. We should remember this and entertain more frequently as well, don't you think?

Love your pictures, Laura.


Blondie's Journal said...

Your assistant will think she has gone to heaven!


Theresa said...

I need some kind of training too:) I'll be right over! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sounds like a wonderful plan. The banana cake and coffee got me and then the zinnias! Wonderful.

CHERI said...

I have been mentoring new teachers (and some with "issues" for the past two years and love it. I am retired and this gives me a way of staying in education (which I love). I would love to hear some of the things you do as a mentor. I am the first and now only one in our system and just do what I feel needs to be done. No one has really given me guidance so hopefully I'm doing something worthwhile. If you would care to share my email is Thanks so much!

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, you are an incredible hostess, elegance is always at the center of anything you do!

I have missed reading your blog, have been gone and have had major blog withdrawals!


Privet and Holly said...

Laura, you make it look so easy!
And yummy.
And beautiful!
Thank you for commenting on my
giveaway post. I'm looking forward
to seeing what your choice for me
looks like! I'm writing all suggestions
down and will sit down soon and view
them.....Can't wait!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hope there was banana bread left : )
xx Suzanne

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

You had me with banana bread and a zinnia!!

Lemon Lane Studio said...

Sounds like my kind of meeting. It all looks so special and yummy. I'm sure you could make day old donuts and vending machine coffee look good, though! Have a wonderful weekend. Patty

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Laura ~

I have tagged you with a blog award for being a "Versatile Blogger", please come by my blog and see...

Jeanette said...

Now that is what I call a cool working environment.

Texas Junque Slinger said...

In the 27 years I taught... I never had a training session like that..... Lucky training partner.....


Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

The corporate world needs a little Laura . . . I have a series of boring all-day meetings to attend next week and I'll think of your welcoming setting as I sit in a drab conference room. And next spring I'm planting some zinnias!

Becky K. said...

Sounds like a wonderful plan I'll bet it was great and you got a lot done.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane


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