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Living in scary times

Friday, October 23, 2009      3 comments

I sat down to chat with the other art teacher, see how things are going, what she needs, how her health is (she's had numerous problems recently) - she tells me her son has a confirmed case of swine flu. I jumped up and talked to her from acros... Read more

I surprised myself

Thursday, October 22, 2009      3 comments

DH and I went out to dinner last night, to celebrate the day before payday, to celebrate my normal ultrasound, to celebrate life and all. And neither of us wanted to cook. I had sesame seed crusted salmon (about 6 oz) with tropical fruit c... Read more

My dr's office doesn't have a sense of humor

Wednesday, October 21, 2009      5 comments

I called at about 4 PM to get my results - the dr I saw was off today, so the receptionist said she could call me tomorrow. I said, well could someone else look at the results, I'd really like to know if I'm going to die - she didn't laugh, I g... Read more

I have to be mean teacher today

Wednesday, October 21, 2009      2 comments

My last class - the one with the junior thugs - apparently was not well-behaved yesterday, when I was absent. The substitute teacher, who usually enjoys my classes, said they were throwing bits of tile. Not just the "bad" kids, but the ones wh... Read more

Too much info is not a good thing

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      4 comments

I'll admit, I like medicine. I like the field of medicine. I find it fascinating, how the body works, the mysteries of what could go wrong and how to diagnose it. I like medical shows on TV. I do, however, get grossed out by blood and guts a... Read more

Change is the only constant

Monday, October 19, 2009      3 comments

Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow; whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die. - Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu's teachings That was today's quote of the day. "Change is the only constant" is a quotation from a BF, y... Read more

I want to garden!

Sunday, October 18, 2009      4 comments

Okay, so I've weeded. And watered the outdoor plants. And watered the porch plants. My candlestick plants are getting nice and big, and need to go into the ground. As do the lantanas. All purchased for the butterfly garden I've been est... Read more

Do you have a signature song?

Saturday, October 17, 2009      4 comments

I was thinking about all my favorite songs - they all have a similar theme, of yearning, love, often unrequited love, and the ultimate aloneness we all face. Which is so odd for someone who is essentially happy and cheery - it takes a lot f... Read more

Searching for a tile of gold, and I'm getting old

Friday, October 16, 2009      2 comments

I feel like Cortez, or Pizzarro, or Ponce de Leon. I'm looking for gold ceramic tiles for our mural. Bright gold, easy to cut ceramic. I've found gold glaze, but it needs to fire at about twice the temperature that our clay fires at - so that... Read more

He's suspended, why is he in my class????

Thursday, October 15, 2009      7 comments

I have one of those students every teacher dreads, the one who has been in trouble with the law, who doesn't care about achieving, who only wants to disrupt class or fight or skip school. I'm sure there are problems at home, I'm sure he comes f... Read more

So much to do, so little time

Wednesday, October 14, 2009      2 comments

I truly don't know where the time goes. I have work to do, at home and at school and for my after school program. I need to run around and get signatures on a grant application, and monthly grant reports. I'm firing the kiln right now (glaze f... Read more

From generation to generation

Tuesday, October 13, 2009      3 comments

We were in Philadelphia for my MIL's unveiling, when mourning officially ends and there's a ceremony at the cemetery (and the tombstone is unveiled, hence the name). His mother was 98 when she passed away - now DH and his brother are the older ... Read more

Living with a foodie

Sunday, October 11, 2009      2 comments

DH brought home a bagel and nonfat decaf latte for me. And immediately started talking about brunch. Or lunch. This is a daily event. We eat and as we eat, he's planning his next meal, or next several meals. It's no wonder I gained weight i... Read more

And DH calls ME spacey!

Saturday, October 10, 2009      3 comments

DH rented a car so he could drive to the neighboring state for his godson's football game, as long as we were in the neighborhood (Phl and Jersey, rather than being in the VI) - this morning, he and I went to deliver the car, and walk back. We ... Read more

Good night Moon

Friday, October 09, 2009      4 comments

We flew from St. Thomas to Philadelphia last night - changing planes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. DH slept, I watched the "Star Trek" movie (which had a confusing plot, but since I grew up on Star Trek it was fun) - but that left me an hour or so ... Read more

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