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Turtle Babysitting - Day 12 I think (Tuesday)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009      2 comments

JLP, I never heard of the turtle leashes, either - I found it quite funny! And Myrna, the incubation period for the eggs can be from 50 to 75 days, depending on time of year, weather conditions, etc. Average is about 60, tonight will be day 66... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 11 (Monday)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009      2 comments

I arrived at sunset. I set up my chair at what DH calls the 50 yard line - the marker right in the center of the turtle nest area. I chatted with the head staff person about how they do the nest excavation, what time, etc. - so if I miss the t... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 10 (Sunday)

Monday, September 14, 2009      2 comments

DH stayed home, though we had dinner early so that I could get to the beach before sunset. There were still a lot of weekend beach parties going on - lots of music - as well as people wandering all around. As I walked down the beach with m... Read more

Turtle Babysitting is harmful to my nutrition

Sunday, September 13, 2009      3 comments

DH and I have been watching the turtle nest for a week and a half. Well, there have been nights I go alone. But we, or I, either pick up takeout or make something quick at home. That means few vegs, and usually high carbs. A sandwich, maybe ... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Nights 8 & 9 (Friday & Saturday)

Saturday, September 12, 2009      3 comments

DH and I had two turtle date nights - dinner take out on the beach, a little dessert, hanging out with the other turtle watches, chatting, holding hands, making up silly turtle-hatching songs. Beautiful stars, no rain, mild breeze - and no baby... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 7 (Thursday)

Friday, September 11, 2009      1 comments

DH stayed home again - he's been working weekends and extra hours to finish a brief that's due Monday. I ate at home, grabbed my blueberries and water, and headed out to the beach. The usual group was a little farther away from the fenced ... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 6 (Wednesday)

Thursday, September 10, 2009      2 comments

DH opted to stay home for the Yankees game, so I went to my 5:30 synagogue membership committee meeting, and then on to the beach - arrived about 6:45, to find crowds. Well, maybe 12 people - but 4 were at a folding table with dinner and wine a... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 5 (Tuesday)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009      3 comments

DH didn't want to go, so I made supper at home and then went to the beach by myself. There were the usuals - our Coral World staff, an older woman who has been there almost every night, and then new people, a couple with their dog (they didn't ... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 4 (Monday)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009      2 comments

DH and I skipped Sunday, we were tired and the previous night had been too yucky. We headed down on Monday night, armed with Chinese takeout, fruit, water, chairs, rainjackets just in case. It was a beautiful night, with stars, the Milky W... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 3 (Saturday)

Monday, September 07, 2009      3 comments

It rained. I mean, it really rained. DH and I sat on our beach chairs, with the Coral World staff, and we all ate our dinner hunched over in the pouring rain. We huddled in rain jackets, wind jackets, ponchoes, under umbrellas - and DH and I,... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 2 (Friday)

Saturday, September 05, 2009      4 comments

We arrived about 6:30, with chairs, and went to the far end of the roped off nest area - I told the people at the other end (all of 12-15 feet away) that I wasn't being unsocial, I just thought this would increase our chances of seeing the turtl... Read more

Turtle Babysitting - Night 1 (Thurs)

Saturday, September 05, 2009      3 comments

DH and I have volunteered to watch the turtle nests on the southwest beaches on St. Thomas - there are two. There was a meeting last week for orientation and to develop a schedule - DH and I signed up for the nights before, during, and after th... Read more

I think I solved my coffee cart dilemma

Saturday, August 29, 2009      3 comments

When I go to the coffee cart, the dilemma is always do I save a little $ and go with coffee and cream (more calories), or spend more and go with a latte (skim milk so less cals). I think I have it solved. The tea latte. Earl Grey tea, ski... Read more

Eye- and mind-opening experience at the store

Sunday, August 23, 2009      5 comments

I was browsing at the BCBG store yesterday, since they had a 70% + 20% discount going. A friend was shopping for a dress for a party that night - she's one of those people who always looks to be about a size 2 or 4, never gains, is always d... Read more

Summer 2009 - Brazil & Chile

Saturday, August 22, 2009      1 comments

South America trip – July 30 to August 11, 2009 7/30 – Excitement at the airport on our way out – the NTSB agents stopped Richard’s backpack and called someone over to inspect it, as we’re both wondering what’s going on. The... Read more


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