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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

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


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