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I'm feeling guilty about not saving a frog

Monday, November 08, 2010      5 comments

We have these little peeper frogs here - they're called "cokies" or "coquis" or something. Very cute little frogs, about the size of a thumbnail. There was one on my car this morning - on the driver's side window. Normally I would take a ... Read more

Today's activity - finished!

Sunday, November 07, 2010      8 comments

Some of my Spark friends wanted to see pics of the yarmulkes (or kippot) I've been painting - so here are the designs I did this past week. (I have several, but these seem to be the best sellers at synagogue.) Palm trees and golden sand: ... Read more

Don't text and fly

Sunday, October 31, 2010      6 comments

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!... Read more

"You're what, 40-something?" (voice dripping with sarcasm)

Saturday, October 30, 2010      9 comments

I was at a meeting, and one of the grown children of someone at the meeting came in, with his daughter. I jumped up to hug him - I've known him since he was 12 yrs old, which would be some 23 or so years ago - and he was president of the youth ... Read more

Squeezing exercise into multi-tasking moments

Friday, October 29, 2010      3 comments

I realized a while ago that I don't really care if I get stronger. I mean, I have no problem walking 9 miles in a day. Or lifting a box full of 18 textbooks, or 10 reams of paper. I'm fine with how strong I am (which is pretty strong). I jus... Read more

Hallelujah!!!!!!!! PRAAAAAAAISE the Lord!!!!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010      7 comments

No, really, I mean it! I have two functioning sinks in my classroom!!! TWO!!!!!!! Not none, the way I have had for the past almost two years. Not just one. And not two sort-of-functioning sinks. No! I have TWO SINKS where we can u... Read more

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


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