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Got my omega-3s today!
Monday, March 22, 2010      1 comments

We went to dinner, and the place where DH likes to go (for his daily burger and fries) had salmon as a special. It was sooooooo good! With a little herb butter, a side of rice and vegs - YUM! I feel so healthy after having fish - as if my... Read more
One word survey
Sunday, March 21, 2010      2 comments

Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Where is your cell phone? Table Spouse? DH Your hair? Growing Your mother? Missed Your fa... Read more
Almost 1200 days and over 100,000 points
Saturday, March 20, 2010      9 comments

What I've gained: My former body back Way increased energy New friends New insights A commitment to my health and well-being A new sense of adventure Willingness to try new physical activities - like belly da... Read more
What happens THERE affects us HERE
Friday, March 19, 2010      3 comments

Montserrat, the island in the Caribbean, has a volcano that has been exploding and steaming and sputtering and spewing for years now. Most recently, there's been a lot of sulphur dioxide or something in the air. And even though Montserrat is s... Read more
Still pacing the standardized test
Thursday, March 18, 2010      4 comments

We had four tests today, all in math - First, the three adults in the room hand out the test papers, test booklets, pencils, and today calculators for two of the tests. Then, I stand in the front of the room and read the directions while the ot... Read more
I get to take some art kids to WA DC!!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      8 comments

I'm the director of an after-school and summer art program for artistically talented teenagers - we have kids ranging from 8th to 12th grade, and from most of the public and private schools on island. We have classes 3 days a week after school,... Read more
And the testing goes on
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      2 comments

Day 2 of the standardized testing at school. Day 2 of me as administrator in another teacher's classroom. She's Filipino, and the kids have a little trouble with her accent - that's they I'm the admin, and she's the proctor. We're doing fine ... Read more
I'm told I was featured at our school's queen show
Monday, March 15, 2010      3 comments

My good friend at school, who has worked next door to me for over 20 years, came by my class this morning and told me I was featured at the queen show on Saturday. For those who don't know, a queen show is basically a beauty pageant where girls... Read more
Cleo and Ruby
Sunday, March 14, 2010      5 comments

Cleo is our cat - about 14 yrs old, Russian Blue, loving to people she likes and snarly to people she doesn't like (such as the vet). She's quite a character. Ruby is DH's Jeep Wrangler - smaller than his former Jeep Jack, who was a CJ-7, ... Read more
I hate munchie days
Saturday, March 13, 2010      6 comments

There are days when I just want to munch on junk food. Never mind that I've had about 2/3 of my cals for the day. Never mind that I actually had a cookie for a snack. (DH and I are in the midst of a cookie craze, which we both know isn't goo... Read more
Standardized test pep rally
Friday, March 12, 2010      5 comments

We're trying to make a big BIG deal out of the standardized test next week. So our last class of the day was a big pep rally - in the auditorium, with songs, jingles, slogans, cheers. We all wore matching T shirts given out yesterday (BCB take... Read more
Saving the salamander
Thursday, March 11, 2010      4 comments

Yes, there was a little tiny salamander on the water bucket in my sink at school. (My two sinks have been stopped up since last year, and of course no one has fixed them yet. So I have buckets to collect the water, and we dump them outside whe... Read more
Mmmmmm, wine!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      4 comments

The health article I read yesterday said that women who are light to moderate drinkers are better able to sustain their weight than those who don't drink any alcohol. I usually don't drink much - I had liver parasites in Africa (we did kill... Read more
My students think I'm Ms. Science
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      5 comments

We're on our 4th day of cold grey foggy rainy windy weather. This is unusual for us in March, this is normal for hurricane season. So my students asked me why this weather is here, and why is it staying instead of moving through the way it... Read more
Vim! Vigor! Vitality! Vitamins!
Monday, March 08, 2010      7 comments

I'm creating a bulletin board for the front of the school - we have our standardized testing next week, and it seemed appropriate. The test is the VITALS - Virgin Islands Test of Academic Learning - or something like that. So I'm cente... Read more

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