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Workshop & work
Thursday, August 26, 2010      2 comments

Second day of teacher professional development - the workshop began with 40 minutes (or so) of an elementary school music group doing local music (Calypso, we're in the Caribbean). Now, I'm all for promoting culture, and student performance... Read more
Summer in Italy - Part #5
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      2 comments

16 July – Morning bus from Siena to Colle Val d’Elsa – change to a different bus system, go on to Volterra. Once I got to Volterra, I bought a ticket for the next day, to Pontederra – the lady selling me the ticket was looking up tra... Read more
Summer in Italy - Part #4
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      5 comments

9 July – Field trip in art history class today, to the monastery at Monte Oliveto; then Montalcino, the abbey at Sant’Antimo, and finally Pienza. Monte Oliveto is a Benedictine monastery with amazing Renaissance frescoes, and a della Rob... Read more
Summer in Italy - Part #3
Monday, August 23, 2010      3 comments

NOTE - Photos will be in a yahoo photo album, and I'll post the link - but my computer with the photos is in the shop (so it can get all the letters again) - I don't have the photos on this computer. So your patience is appreciated. Thanks! ... Read more
Summer in Italy - Part #2
Sunday, August 22, 2010      2 comments

29 June – So sad to leave Venezia, but it’s time to go to Siena for my class. Vaporetto to the ferrovia (train station); il treno to Firenze, where I change to the rapido bus to Siena (the rapido being the non-stop, versus the directo wh... Read more
Summer in Italy - Part #1
Saturday, August 21, 2010      7 comments

Siena – Summer 2010 Hi all – I know that some of you like the travelogues after my trips, others don’t – so read, don’t read, it’s all good. 23 June – The travel gods have smiled on me and, against all odds, I’ve manage... Read more
I'm not a good plant mom
Friday, August 20, 2010      7 comments

I'm great at watering. I'm good at planting. I talk to my plants, they grow well. Plants in pots send out seeds which start new plants in places I didn't even plant them. So my butterfly garden is growing and spreading and expanding, all on ... Read more
Buying crayons for school - what an ordeal!
Thursday, August 19, 2010      5 comments

Big name brand store has a sale on back-to-school supplies. The sale has been going on all week long. They also have teacher incentive programs, plus teacher freebie day (last Sunday) - but I didn't go on Sunday, nor did I go shopping earlier ... Read more
Trying to eat more is difficult!!!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      4 comments

On my old computer - I have all my letters working now, and I have the files I need to work on ready to go. I find it amazing that I need those three letters (A, B, and H) so often!!!!!!! Now I'm working on building back my strength - and ... Read more
Close to well
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      2 comments

Feeling so muc etter - still very tired (like even showering is work now) ut close to well! Not so shky.... Read more
Too muc TV
Monday, August 16, 2010      5 comments

Yes, I will confess, wen I'm sick I wtc too muc tv. My ed urts, I don't wnt to red ll te time, nd so I wtc dytime tv. Wic is not good. Tere, I sid it. I'm tv junkie. ... Read more
Emoticon log
Sunday, August 15, 2010      5 comments

emoticon - minus 10 pounds ... Read more
Saturday, August 14, 2010      3 comments

Cleo is sleeping @ my feet, sweetie spouse is internetting, & I'm tired of weekend TV. Plus t*e power is on & off tod*y - off twice (for 1 *our e*c* time). T*e essenti*l question is, is it e*sier to re*d wit* t*e * filling in for my missin... Read more
'noter letter ites te dust
Friday, August 13, 2010      1 comments

Yes, now te #1 letter is gone. I'm running out of new wys to word te tings I would like to sy. Of course, te computer store isn't open til Mondy, so we get to go tru tis for few more dys. Te dengue is slowly susiding. I'm working on ing... Read more
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

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