Summer in Italy - Part #1
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 managed to get on the ... Read more
I'm not a good plant mom
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!
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!!!!
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
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
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.
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- minus 10 pounds
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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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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Greetings from Venice
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