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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

Dear Cleo:

Thursday, July 30, 2009      4 comments

I know you hate staying at the vet's. But we're going on a short vacation, under two weeks, and we can't find anyone to stay with you. Or anyone for you to stay with. We do this because we don't want to worry about you. We love you. ... Read more

Paying it forward

Wednesday, July 29, 2009      2 comments

I went to my dr today, for my last chiro adjustment before we leave tomorrow. There was a lady who was about my age, waiting to pay and leave, looking kind of shaken - with a bandage on her nose and chin. "Car accident?" I asked sympat... Read more

I'll be travelling again

Tuesday, July 28, 2009      3 comments

I'll be gone 7/30 to 8/11 - DH and I are taking a short vacation. So don't worry, I'll be tracking nutrition and fitness, and then I'll be back! And I'll be doing LOTS of walking!!!!!... Read more

How do you quantify health and fitness?

Saturday, July 25, 2009      0 comments

I was in a car accident in Washington DC. My plane landed, I went directly outside and found a taxi to go to my hotel - we were at an intersection when BAM we were rearended by another taxi. I had been on the ground maybe 15 minutes total (inc... Read more


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