Almost had a panic at the wall today!
I took my first class up to the wall for our new mural today - it's on the outside of the music building, right by the auditorium, and visible across the school.
Armed with yardsticks, tape measure, a ladder, and markers, we trudged across ... Read more
Grrrrrr to credit card thieves!
I received an email today from our credit card bank - there was fraudulent activity on our card. Someone tried purchasing train tickets in Spain with our card number!!!!!!
So - we said that this was not our charge, it was fraudulent. Now ... Read more
DH was being a Fashionista this morning!
DH is a gov't attorney. He's arguing a case (an appeal) before our Supreme Court this morning. And today is the first day that the cases will be filmed and simul-cast on the internet, and then everything will be kept in a law library (sort of ... Read more
Boo - none of my kids' art was selected for the ketchup contest
My students were so disappointed when I told them - none of the top 3 to be voted on were from our school. (None of them were from the USVI - all from the mainland.)
I gave them my little pep talk about trying, entering, and having fun wit... Read more
Got my omega-3s today!
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
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?
Your fa... Read more
Almost 1200 days and over 100,000 points
What I've gained:
My former body back
Way increased energy
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
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
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!!!
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
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
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
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
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
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Standardized test pep rally
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