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Panama Day 5

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      4 comments

Went out to the Amador Causeway - basically, a 3 mile stretch of road that connect 3 little islands off a peninsula on the south coast of Panama City. Mostly restaurants and shops, but nice walking, pretty marinas, and the Smithsonian Institute... Read more

Days 3 & 4 - Panama

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      6 comments

DH and I tend to wander around a lot, so we've been doing some of that. We aren't in the greatest neighborhood, but things are fine during the day and we're taking taxis at night, so while it's safer, well, I'm not getting as many steps as we u... Read more

Panama Day 2

Sunday, March 28, 2010      5 comments

Slept late, had a lovely bkfst (I had the brie, fruit, baguette plate), shopped at an artisan's market wheere I bought a bunch of molas (the applique and embroidery that is made by one group of indigenous people here). Then met the niece and ne... Read more

3/26 - Panama City, Panama

Saturday, March 27, 2010      5 comments

Uneventful flights, despite only 40 minutes between flights in Miami - luckily the two gates weren't very far apart. Met DH's niece at the airport here, she took us to our hotel, which is modest but nice and cheap! And owned by Israelis! ... Read more

Almost had a panic at the wall today!

Friday, March 26, 2010      6 comments

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!

Thursday, March 25, 2010      10 comments

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!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      7 comments

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      9 comments

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!

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


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