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Today is making up for yesterday

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      3 comments

Not me, the weather. Yesterday was one of those perfect weather days - not too hot, not too chilly, breezy enough to cool people out walking but not windy, clear blue sky and gorgeous seas. Just a wonderful day. Today, clouds and fog move... Read more

What a FUN day!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      5 comments

I spent the morning painting fish on yarmulkes (kippot, or skullcaps) for synagogue - they pay me a few $ per kippah, then sell them to tourists for more $. No problem. Threw on some clothes, drove down to Magens Bay (one of the top 10 bea... Read more

Are you a caterpillar, or a butterfly?

Monday, December 28, 2009      5 comments

It's butterfly season here - a friend posted on Facebook about all the monarch caterpillars in her yard, and I responded saying that they'll soon be beautiful butterflies. And it got me thinking about caterpillars and butterflies: caterpillars... Read more

Having a lazy weekend

Sunday, December 27, 2009      2 comments

I had a horrendous headache yesterday, up until about 2 or 3 PM - so I laid low. By afternoon, I just wasn't feeling well, took a nap, ate very little all day, and mostly just rested. You know that feeling when you think you might be coming do... Read more

One of those gifts that lasts forever

Saturday, December 26, 2009      8 comments

Or at least, it's supposed to. One of my brothers lives in a place known for it's pecans. So when he sends a holiday gift, it's pecans. One year, he sent a fabulous assortment of pecan candies - chocolate covered, nougat, caramel, glazed,... Read more

The Blind Side

Friday, December 25, 2009      5 comments

If you haven't seen this movie, go see it! It's definitely a feel good movie, a sports bio, deals with integration and prejudice and life in America. It works on so many levels, and makes you stop and think about how you live your life, what y... Read more

I like living in a small place

Thursday, December 24, 2009      4 comments

DH and I went to bkfst at our usual place, ran into the guy who played at our meet the family dinner (before the wedding). I went to the post office to pick up packages, ran into a former co-worker and chatted, then ran into the guy in charge o... Read more

Poll - holiday parties at work

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      11 comments

1. Do you work in the public or private sector? 2. Do you have any holiday parties at work? During the work day, or outside work hours? 3. Is this year different than the usual? 4. Is the party Christmas-specific, or multi-wint... Read more

The world as my classroom

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      4 comments

Today is kind of the last day before vacation - tomorrow we won't get many students, today is the day for class parties, the students vs. faculty basketball game, things like that. So I set up the computer and projector again today - one cl... Read more

My chiropractor is a miracle worker!

Monday, December 21, 2009      2 comments

Thank you all for your well wishes. I stayed home from school today, saw the chiropractor at 3 PM. Walked in looking like a question mark - hunched and bunched upper back, straight lower back - he said I was stiff as a board in my lower back! ... Read more

Flat on my back

Sunday, December 20, 2009      4 comments

This is getting boring. I have lower back problems (extra vertabrae, degenerating disks) which have been exacerbated by whiplash in a car accident this summer. And it doesn't help that I do things like wrap gifts for 3 hours, while standing. ... Read more

Great weekend but paying for it

Saturday, December 19, 2009      3 comments

Friday night - went downtown to our "Miracle on Main Street" when the stores stay open late, streets are pedestrian only, music groups are on every corner, and the park is set up with food booths - one big street party. We chatted with friends,... Read more

DH's Birthday

Friday, December 18, 2009      6 comments

DH doesn't like to celebrate his b'day - he says the years don't count if you ignore the birthday. Plus he likes to get all mopey and wallow in depression about how he hasn't achieved all the things he wanted to do as a young man (like publish ... Read more

Ms. Schwartz, I ate cornflakes outta my bowl

Thursday, December 17, 2009      7 comments

We've been working in ceramics in my classes - Thug Boy #2 came in yesterday and told me he ate his cornflakes from the ultramarine blue bowl he made. I haven't seen this kid happy or excited about anything, unless he's bothering or threatening... Read more

I was good at another party

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      1 comments

We had the Sisterhood Chanukah party last night - 21 women, ages 19 to 60+, gathered together talking, eating, singing, and playing a bizarre gift exchange game (hard to explain the rules, you get a number and go in numeric sequence, you can tak... Read more


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