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Wen it rains, it pours

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      11 comments

Dear spouse ooked a cruise for my irtday - we ad a lovely time til I came down wit dengue fever. I spent alf te trip in our room, or in te infirmary. We got to San Juan, went to te ER, and tey identified wy I was so sick and not getting well w... Read more

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaack

Friday, July 30, 2010      13 comments

but having technical difficulties. I arrived home on Tuesday night, exhausted after 20 or so hours of travelling from Rome to St. Thomas. Turns out our modem broke, and after several visits to the provider have found out that it can't be f... Read more

Quick lunch, Italian style

Thursday, July 22, 2010      4 comments

There's a "bar" near our school - bar meaning coffee shop and pastry shop and bar combined. I had a fruit smoothie, and half a cheese sandwich. I love being able to buy half a sandwich, and then have a fruit smoothie made then and there out of... Read more

Supermercato

Monday, July 12, 2010      3 comments

Imagine going into a supermarket and you can't find Cheerios, but you can find about 200 shapes of pasta, and almost as many things to put on top of it. Where you have to put on plastic gloves to pick up produce, but you have to pay extra f... Read more

Mange' - mange' e piu!

Monday, July 05, 2010      9 comments

There's a ristorante near my apartment, I've been having dinners there because it is good food, inexpensive, and close - by 8 PM I'm tired after being in class or walking all day (or a combo of those two things). But the plates are HUGE!!!!!!!!... Read more

Greetings from Venice

Sunday, June 27, 2010      8 comments

Just a very quick hello, I have had a wonderful time in Venice, am walking everywhere and eating lovely vegs - and cheese and white wine, LOL. But having a fabulous time, and wish I could stay longer. Wanted to say hello to all my Spark bu... Read more

I think I've over packed

Monday, June 21, 2010      9 comments

Usually I have room in my bag - but I'll be gone just over 5 weeks, the weather will range from 50 to 85 or so, rainy to sunny - and I want to look nice since it's a city and museum trip. Plus notebooks, pens, toiletries, medications - an... Read more

It's hard to put life on hold

Sunday, June 20, 2010      8 comments

I'm heading to Italy for five weeks - I leave on Tuesday. So I have to put life on hold here. I have to finish grant paperwork for my after school program, and make sure the summer portion of the program is arranged and that the students know ... Read more

What a morning!

Saturday, June 19, 2010      9 comments

I think that's a song - Oh Lord what a morning - something like that. At any rate - our tropical wave continued to dump several inches of water on the islands - about the same amount of water that would normally fall in a month is coming do... Read more

Last HOUR of school!

Friday, June 18, 2010      4 comments

45 minutes to go, then I pack up the computer and hand in my reports. Faculty mtg at noon, with food - though I think I'll bring my little lunch in and just eat it there, LOL! Last few years they've had cold ham and salads full of mayo - I'd r... Read more

How do I get sucked into these things???

Thursday, June 17, 2010      6 comments

Back in the autumn, our rabbi went to the national convention - and he bought these bears. Cloth bears, with coordinating knit sweaters. Very homey looking. They're to be stuffed, backs sewn, and then given to people who are going through che... Read more

Mural pictures are here!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      13 comments

This year's mural isn't finished - we have two and a half rows to complete, plus some squares to fill in (we're missing some squares) - but over all, you get a sense of what it looks like. Figures on left end - music kids: Read more

The weather is not cooperating with my wardrobe!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      6 comments

I leave for Italy one week from today. I've been planning my wardrobe carefully, so that I'll be able to carry as few items as possible while still having variety and choice in my ensembles, as well as looking like the Fashionista that I am. I... Read more

Is this too weird?

Monday, June 14, 2010      10 comments

I fly out next Tuesday. I have a five hour layover in Miami. Yup, 5 hours with nothing to do but walk the terminal, shop, eat, read, nap. My former pedicurist is going to massage school in Miami. And for a while, before she got a job wit... Read more

My pedometer got stuck

Sunday, June 13, 2010      10 comments

I have no idea what happened. I was walking, I did a bunch of errands, I went shopping - and I ended up with a grand total of 1000 steps. It took me until early afternoon to notice - and then I took some test walks to check it out. Had to cli... Read more


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