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Pool party = some dread

Sunday, September 05, 2010      3 comments

We're going to a friend's pool party today. I like hanging out with this crowd, it's a beautiful day to be outside, and I love swimming. So how can anything be wrong? It's the thought of spending an afternoon in a swimsuit. I hate ... Read more

We have electricity!!!!!

Saturday, September 04, 2010      9 comments

It came on this morning, about 9 AM. DH and I were discussing breakfast options, and then I noticed a lamp was on!!!! Talk about exciting! We waited a few minutes, then unplugged the fridge from the generator and plugged it into the wall. Pl... Read more

Day 2 of school

Friday, September 03, 2010      2 comments

and I already have students who work into their lunch period!!!!!!! I love students!!!!!! They're like an instant evaluation.... Read more

Post Hurricane Earl Report - 9/2/10

Thursday, September 02, 2010      10 comments

Well, we survived. We still don't have power at our house, though our landlord rented a generator which he runs part of the time - so we have one fan, our computers/modem, and the fridge plugged in. Plus he has the pump plugged in so we have r... Read more

Hurricane Earl report - 10:30 AM

Monday, August 30, 2010      5 comments

DH drove me to school in his Jeep - teachers were expected to go in and "secure their rooms" - since my shutters were all closed and my computer is still locked up next door, all we did was move the boxes off supplies off the floor and onto desk... Read more

Hurricane preparation

Sunday, August 29, 2010      6 comments

emoticonTook photos of all our furniture and belongings - for insurance records. Read more

I'm angry and it makes me feel like a bad partner

Saturday, August 28, 2010      8 comments

DH did something stupid at work, got caught, and was given the choice of resigning or retiring. (And it wasn't anything illegal or immoral, just stupid. His boss is way overreacting, but what can you do.) So DH is retiring, and looking fo... Read more

WHAT a day!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010      4 comments

Turned out my art dept supplies were in my neighbor teacher's room, and I had her stuff. We went through and I moved her stuff in, and my stuff out - she was dealing with a dead rat in her storeroom. (Ugh, I gave her cleaning supplies and went... Read more

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


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