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National Education Week

Thursday, November 19, 2009      4 comments

Did you know that this is National Education Week? Why is this so under-advertised? Why isn't this a big deal, with national events, bonuses, special assemblies, gift bags for teachers from local businesses, donations to schools? Why is t... Read more

Today, the focus is on the upper back/neck

Wednesday, November 18, 2009      2 comments

I haven't seen the chiropractor in a week - this is the longest I've gone without an adjustment since the accident. I'm really feeling it - no matter how I position my head, I can't get comfortable, my neck and upper back ache. I've iced every... Read more

Comfort food

Tuesday, November 17, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday was one of those horrible days we get sometimes, when it's cold (for us) and wet and rainy and windy - when we wear long sleeves and huddle under quilts and shut all the windows. We had flash flood warnings (meaning don't just watch, ... Read more

Rain - torrential tropical rain - wow!

Monday, November 16, 2009      5 comments

www.wunderground.com/rad
ar/radblast.asp?ID=JUA&lat
=18.34782982&lon=-64.93333
435&label=Charlotte%20Amalie%2c%20VI 100% chance of rain. Flash flood warnings. Huge yellow and red areas on the doppler radar, over ... Read more

Romance vs. practicality

Sunday, November 15, 2009      5 comments

Okay, so we cancelled the reservation in St. John and went to my fave little restaurant here on St. Thomas ( www.roomwithaviewvi.com/ ) - we got a little dressed up (I wore the black ruffle-bottom pants, they have string on each ... Read more

Rain don't stop de anniversary*

Saturday, November 14, 2009      4 comments

*With apologies to Herman Wouk, who wrote the book "Rain Don't Stop de Carnival" - which is also a Carnival song title. Tomorrow is our 6th wedding anniversary. I'm making our wedding cake - a rich dark chocolate decadence - this is alw... Read more

Poem for the day 11/13/09 - e. e. cummings

Friday, November 13, 2009      3 comments

A new Sparkie friend (Watermelon) said this is her favorite poem - I think I'll send it to DH, our 6th anniversary is Sunday. i carry your heart with me i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without ... Read more

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


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