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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
Everyone I know is making healthy changes!
Saturday, June 12, 2010      5 comments

Really, it was such a funny day! DH and I went to breakfast, as usual - and met up with a friend who's a science professor. He's worked hard to lose about 30 lbs, is trying to stabilize his type 2 diabetes, and to get in shape - and he talked ... Read more
"I have a very big husband, who is very protective"
Friday, June 11, 2010      8 comments

That's what I told the assistant principal. Just now. At the end of the school day. It started this morning with a group of boys playing wall ball along the corridor where we walk to our classrooms. I've talked to them all year long, tel... Read more
The never-ending awards assembly
Thursday, June 10, 2010      3 comments

I believe in having our awards assemblies - we recognize students who worked hard and earned good grades. We recognize sports teams who won awards. We acknowledge all the hard work the students and teachers have done over the marking period, o... Read more
"Isn't the sun HOT?" "You must be paid a LOT!"
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      5 comments

A child came by today after my students had all cleaned up - I was finishing the last part of the graduates' heads on the mural, I wanted to at least get their heads on. The girl looked at me on the chair, browned skin, sun beating down, and sa... Read more
Dear Michael Kors:
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      21 comments

I like many of your fashion designs. You have, for the most part, great taste, and I appreciate your minimalist approach to clothing for women. You have a gorgeous summer dress: ... Read more
I love my art crew kids
Monday, June 07, 2010      5 comments

The 8th graders are finished with exams, and are now either assisting teachers with clean up, rehearsing music for graduation, or staying home. Except my art crew kids. I have a handful of students who carry grubby clothes each day, c... Read more
Working weekends
Sunday, June 06, 2010      8 comments

I spent 3 hrs yesterday on the mural, got a lot done, but we still have a lot yet to do. I have several students who gave me their phone numbers, and I was planning to call and get a group to work again today. But I am exhausted. I ... Read more

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