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Spreading the happy holiday-ness

Saturday, December 05, 2009      6 comments

DH and I are members of our synagogue's Social Action Committee - our current project is getting donations and purchasing gifts and items for foster children for the holidays. So DH and I spent about an hour this morning shopping at KMart - he ... Read more

Festival of Lights Bulletin Board

Friday, December 04, 2009      2 comments

Every year, my students and I do the December bulletin board at school - it's the only way I can ensure it's multi-cultural and not Christmas only. So this year, we did a Keith Haring style Festivals of Lights - Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwa... Read more

Lost 5 lbs these past two weeks

Thursday, December 03, 2009      3 comments

I have renewed commitment to staying in my calorie range - and I've found my optimal calorie count to lose is at 1400-1450. Fewer calories, my body wants to hold on to what it's got. More calories, I maintain and don't lose. So I stay in that... Read more

Wedging clay

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      5 comments

Today I wedged clay for two hours. For those of you who have never wedged clay, this is the process where you work the clay to get out any air pockets (which cause the clay to literally explode in the kiln - but, since my three younger brothers... Read more

Today is World AIDS Day - you can help

Tuesday, December 01, 2009      2 comments

Join me in supporting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ campaign, Make It Happen, to push drug companies to put their HIV patents into UNITAID’s patent pool. Right now, many people living with HIV can’t get hold of the medi... Read more

Mushroom barley soup

Sunday, November 29, 2009      3 comments

This is one of my favorite soups, and it actually comes from my eastern European heritage. Mushrooms were on sale today at the fruit/veg store I like, so I bought five half-pound packs (and forgot one at the store) - so I'm going to make a big ... Read more

The ice cream is calling my name

Saturday, November 28, 2009      6 comments

We have the last of the ice cream from T'day. I made pie, bought several pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Our friends didn't want to keep the leftovers, the woman doesn't like ice cream and the man had heart surgery last spring. So we took t... Read more

What a wonderful day!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009      2 comments

Okay, so maybe it didn't start out wonderful - DH forgot that school is always closed the day after Thanksgiving, and he *helpfully* woke me at 5:30 AM - I managed to get another hour of sleep. Got my banana bread and nonfat tea lattes at the c... Read more

Eat smart - eat only what you love

Thursday, November 26, 2009      4 comments

Thanksgiving dinner is a good example - I personally do not like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, green bean casserole, gravy. I do love turkey, cranberry stuff, stuffing, and pie. I like (not love) steamed vegs. And I really like white... Read more

Driving off into the sunrise

Wednesday, November 25, 2009      5 comments

I like this time of year - I drive to work into the sunrise, heading east, watching the sun break through the clouds that are all pink and gold around the edge, sky lavender and grey, turning blue and clouds white as I squint with the sun in my ... Read more

The holiday season

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      5 comments

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

At the movies

Monday, November 23, 2009      2 comments

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

USVI Tsunami Warning System

Sunday, November 22, 2009      3 comments

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

Confession

Saturday, November 21, 2009      3 comments

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 Read more

This morning was one of those model teaching days

Friday, November 20, 2009      4 comments

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


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