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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
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

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