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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

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


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