Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sour and Sweet

I thought I was in big trouble a couple of weeks ago when the school secretary called me into her office. Teachers know who wields the authority in the building, and I was racking my mind trying to think of what I could have possibly overlooked or left undone. My wide eyes grew wider and my eyebrows shot up in alarm when she asked me to close the door behind me.

"Yes?" I said.

She lowered her voice and looked at me in conspiracy. "We're having a shower for Jessica," she named a colleague who was expecting and also right outside the door, "and I was wondering if you'd make your famous lemon squares."

I exhaled in relief. "Of course," I replied. I use my mom's recipe which calls for butter and plenty of lemon zest, and the results are always pretty tasty.

A few days later I saw the principal in the hallway at passing time. I smiled, and she waved me over.

"Yes?" I asked, with curiosity.

"I heard you were making lemon squares for the shower!" 


  1. The power of a good lemon square! Love that both the secretary and the principal are after the same thing here. :-)

  2. That's funny! You're famous! At least you weren't in trouble, and I'm sure you are appreciated for much more than your lemon squares! (Jennifer Sniadecki)

  3. Puckery. I can taste the sweet sour combo now. You are famous!

  4. Finally, a school that has its priorities straight. It's been too long since baked goods have taken center stage around here. I'm inspired.

  5. Isn't that the truth - teachers know they better be good friends with the secretary as well as the custodial staff! Great post of a couple small moments that say so much about you :)