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I'm home alone, and almost grateful

Thursday, November 12, 2009      4 comments

DH has a big brief due tomorrow, several motions to file for a hearing next week, on and on - his department is short several attorneys, so they're all over worked right now. So he came home for his meds, a quick sandwich, a kiss, and he was ba... Read more

Zombie no more

Wednesday, November 11, 2009      6 comments

I'm not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. Even as a baby, I could stay up all night and sleep late into the morning. I'm a morning zombie. I wake up slowly, I'm groggy and stagger around gathering things for work. DH w... Read more

Poem for the day - e. e. cummings

Tuesday, November 10, 2009      6 comments

DH and I are going to some friends' home for Thanksgiving - I'm in charge of dessert, DH is in charge of a T-day prayer/reading. It's an ecumenical group, so it needs to be either non-denominational, or interfaith. DH and I were talking last n... Read more

Dear Ben and Jerry,

Monday, November 09, 2009      6 comments

It was nice to see you again last night, it's been a while since you visited. I know, we pass each other at the store quite often, we nod and say hello. We don't chat much any more - but that's a good thing. Really, it is. We've become more ... Read more

My orchid is blooming!

Sunday, November 08, 2009      4 comments

It's my cattelya orchid, which is the most showy orchid - just gorgeous magenta with big blossoms, three or four per stem - I have one stem in bloom, with another stem having four buds coming up! I have a number of other orchids, including ... Read more

I think I need a nap

Saturday, November 07, 2009      5 comments

By the end of the week, I'm always a little tired. I'm a light sleeper, so things keep me awake or wake me up - the moon shining in, one mosquito, DH getting up early, sirens, whatever. So no matter how many hours of sleep I plan to get, I nev... Read more

The plus and minus of a new computer at work

Friday, November 06, 2009      4 comments

Plus: I don't have to schlep my own computer back and forth whenever I need to do some work. This computer will always be here, in my office, for grades, lesson plans, all the school improvement plan work I do, the time sheets for the school ... Read more

Get your flu vaccine!

Thursday, November 05, 2009      4 comments

I've learned, as I've aged, that I need my flu vaccine. Most years, it helps. This year, with our scary new flu, it really is worth it. If you have asthma - if you are one of those people who gets bronchitis after a cold - if you have an ... Read more

Consistency & Flexibility - installment #2

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      1 comments

The power went out at 4:15 or so PM. It didn't come back on until almost 9 PM. I had planned to "eat down the fridge" and make risotto with all the vegs that have been sitting around for a bit - fresh and frozen. Ah well. We went out for... Read more

Consistency / Flexibility - are they mutually exclusive?

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      3 comments

We all know that consistency is important in losing weight, getting fit, getting a job done, maintaining relationships, living life. We also know that flexibility is important - plans change, weather changes, situations change, people change - ... Read more

We're no longer on TV time

Monday, November 02, 2009      5 comments

We live in a place where we're on Atlantic Standard Time year round - we don't go on Daylight Savings Time, we're too close to the equator for it to matter. So for half the year, the summer half, we're on the same time as the east coast of ... Read more

It's all about balance and compromise, folks

Sunday, November 01, 2009      3 comments

I spent yesterday in town, pretending to be a tourist (we had two cruise ships in port). I had brunch with DH, then browsed the shops. I splurged some calories on three dark chocolate truffles, my once-every-two-months treat. Later in the aft... Read more

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Saturday, October 31, 2009      4 comments

That's the name of the movie we saw last night, a documentary about the Women's Peace Movement in Liberia, West Africa. Basically, a group of women became peace activists and demanded the dictator president go to peace accord meetings with riva... Read more

One of those special moments in teaching

Friday, October 30, 2009      4 comments

I try to do something different with my classes on Fridays, at least every other Friday. I tend to keep my students very busy and on task the entire week - so once or twice a month I like to have a related reading, or looking at and talking abo... Read more

So sad

Thursday, October 29, 2009      6 comments

I just received word (email) that an old friend passed away from liver cancer. I knew him years ago (30-ish years ago to be exact) and while we weren't exactly BF/GF, we were more than just friends. He was recuperating from a bad relationship,... Read more


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