For DH, the season is all about food. (His family wasn't big on celebrating, and his mother wasn't big on holiday decorations.) He wants another chocolate decadence for his birthday (mid-December). And he wants a Chanukah party - for me, that... Read more
DH and I went to see "2012" - fun movie if you like disaster movies - lots of action, lots of science (not all of it exactly accurate), lots of characters, John Cusack but not as quirky as usual. People to cheer for, people who are so self-cent... Read more
DH and I have gotten to know a retired professor, who is heading up the USVI tsunami warning sign program. As the daughter of a coastal geologist, I've always been fascinated by tsunamis, have known the warning signs, and also wondered why we d... Read more
I take photos of food when I travel. My food, food in stores, food in markets. Pretty food. Especially decorative desserts. I take photos of food. Below is just a SMALL sampling of my food photos.
Gelato in Italy
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My first two classes are a joy most of the time - my Advanced Art class is, of course, full of students who are artistically talented and who love the subject. They are also from the accelerated learner team (we call it pre-advanced placement) ... Read more
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
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
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
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100% chance of rain. Flash flood warnings. Huge yellow and red areas on the doppler radar, over ... Read more
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
*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
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
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
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
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