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Forcing myself to make smart choices in bad circumstances

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      3 comments

I was driving home from school, and usually I stop to walk. But it was an unusually hot and humid afternoon, and I was tired - so I drove home without taking my walk. BUT - I agreed to go to a 6 PM meeting at a Chinese restaurant close to ... Read more

I think the cheese and crackers did the trick!

Monday, October 25, 2010      7 comments

We had a school improvement team meeting today - we had to decide how to spend $41K to best meet the needs of our school. Now, $41K isn't much, especially since we used to get $250K or so. $41K is like chump change. But I had the cheese... Read more

Haters

Sunday, October 24, 2010      5 comments

Do you have haters in your life? People who simply can't be happy for anyone, or anything? Who only see the negative, but insist that they're realists? We have a friend like this. Actually, more like a friend's husband. We had breakfast... Read more

Tropical Storm Richard

Thursday, October 21, 2010      3 comments

My husband's name is Richard. He's quite proud of the fact that there is now a tropical storm named for him - way out in the western Caribbean, likely to turn into a hurricane and possibly hit Mexico early next week. He actually asked if h... Read more

Splurge dinner

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      3 comments

After frustrating errands this afternoon, I went to the market to get something for dinner. I was thinking burgers, DH's fave food - I already had mushrooms, which is my favorite way to eat a burger. Store didn't have the nice fresh ground mea... Read more

My FAVORITE reward - new (smaller) clothes!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      5 comments

I'm taking advantage of the end-of-summer sales at all my favorite online merchants, where I can pick up 5 or 6 tops for under $100 total. I'm limiting what I buy, but I'm having fun. Today I picked up a package - and the linen cropped pan... Read more

I'm so proud of myself right now!

Monday, October 18, 2010      8 comments

The power went off at lunch time. I finished eating, it came back on. I printed out the info I need (tables and charts to gather data to finish the previous two school years - for our school improvement plan, which is based on this data). The... Read more

Retroactive Salary Increases

Sunday, October 17, 2010      9 comments

It's one of those long involved tales - basically, our union (AFT) negotiated salary increases with the gov't back in the late 80s, the contract was agreed upon, the governor didn't sign because there wasn't money to pay us. The issue went to c... Read more

The rabbit was adopted - I'm so relieved!!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010      3 comments

Remember my two bunny blogs from two weeks ago? I just called to check - the person at the shelter said he was adopted last week. They ran his picture in the newspaper (and they named him "Bugs") - he apparently was a young male, already n... Read more

DH is a nutrition dunderhead!!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010      5 comments

Now that he's not working, he has even worse nutrition than previously. He gets up and drinks leftover coffee. He goes down the hill to pick up a newspaper, hangs out with people chatting and drinking more coffee. He goes to the bakery to get... Read more

Saw dr - bad news and good news

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      9 comments

Mostly everything is fine - numbers where they're supposed to be. HDL (good cholesterol) is low. Vitamin D is low. So I'm supposed to drink one alcoholic drink a day, walk more, and spend more time in the sun. Read more

Humor during adversity

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      5 comments

Do you keep your sense of humor when things are awful? Can you always find something to laugh about? Is your life full of giggles and guffaws and chortles, no matter how bad things get? There are definitely times when life is serious busi... Read more

I want to be in Cash Cab!

Monday, October 11, 2010      4 comments

Do you watch that show? Very funny! There are two very adorable women, maybe late 60s - early 70s, who are in the cab and on the show right now. They are so cute! Giggly, funny, confused but getting the right answer - I want to be like t... Read more

Double benefits of today's cardio

Sunday, October 10, 2010      4 comments

I cleaned house today - vacuumed the entire apartment, washed the fridge and kitchen floor, cleaned up what blew in from the storm, and washed window screens. So we now have a nice clean home! Plus I burned about 500 calories! Woohooo... Read more

Flood pictures and video

Saturday, October 09, 2010      4 comments

Just in case you want to see how bad the rain and flooding were (Not my photos or video, but worth viewing): Photos of downtown Charlotte Amalie - www.facebook.com/album.p
hp?aid=45063&id=1000001927
85924&ref=mf ... Read more


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