The agouti is a very common Central American animal - also a rodent, like the capybara, but smaller - maybe the size of a rabbit. And as common as rabbits are in the NE US - we saw them wandering through the niece's back yard!
See what I m... Read more
Hectic but unpacked - sort of
It always amazes me how many steps I add when packing and unpacking. Not that it goes into my cardio, but it does go into my daily/yearly log for mileage.
Anyway, I am unpacked, though I have a pile of stuff on top of my dresser, waiting t... Read more
Tired, it's late, I'll write more tomorrow. Just wanted to tell all my sparkbuds that I'm back safe and sound!... Read more
Panama Day 5
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
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
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
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!
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
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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