I've been busy with teacher workshops and helping with food for a friend whose mother passed away this week - setting up, serving, cleaning up, and coordinating people bringing meals over for this week and on into the weekend.
But - here's ... Read more
My coral reef mural contact came to school and videoed my first two classes - first class (advanced art) at the mural, second class (basic art) in the classroom. While she was walking around interviewing each student, a reporter for the online ... Read more
I seem to be collecting mural emergencies and mishaps.
I got to my classroom, students came in, I checked with each one re what they are doing (advanced art so a lot of independent work), I helped a few select images from the internet to ... Read more
We had another couple come over for dinner tonight. I made a fabulous Italian dinner, and had been mentally adding calories as I planned. I should have checked on the nutrition tracker - my one dinner came to about 1000 calories - uh oh!!!!!!!... Read more
"MONDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a small amount of high-quality dark chocolate one to three times a month may help stave off heart failure in women, a new Harvard study suggests."
Rest of the article is here:
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What makes us look back on our childhood friends with affection? Why do we have school (or family) reunions? Why do we lose touch with people, and then try to find them ten, twenty, even thirty or forty years later?
My best friend from el... Read more
Apparently I drove over a screw, which punctured the tire. I noticed it going flat yesterday, but there was a long line at the air pump so I just drove home. DH wanted to use the Fix a flat stuff, but I've had problems with screws and bolts in... Read more
I received a letter from the Department of Education this morning, saying I have not met the certification requirements and thus am not eligible to receive this year's raise (which was scheduled to begin on Sept. 1, 2010).
I called, left a ... Read more
It used to be that my splurge at the grocery store was chocolate. Or ice cream (in chocolate). Or cake, or cookies, or something sweet and full of calories.
I went shopping today and splurged on fresh artichoke hearts from the salad bar. ... Read more
I taught my classes, had a quick lunch, and headed to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to register my car. That took about half an hour. I then walked over to the gov't agency that awarded my after-school art program a grant - I had to turn in the... Read more
We got to the beach about 11 AM - I slathered on the sunscreen (just upper back and shoulders, the parts that don't get much sun) and we walked back and forth for about 40 minutes (yes, I wore my pedometer). We saw some people we knew, saw tour... Read more
I went to my chiropractor today - he comes into the room and says hold on; pulls out his phone; flips through; holds up a photo on the phone and says, "Do you recognize her?" I look, and say, "But that's Hannah - where did you run into my niece... Read more
Esoteric, I know. Perhaps far-fetched. Somewhat existential? I'm not sure.
But I had a bit of an epiphany this morning, and I thought I'd share it.
This week, I'm firing the few pieces of ceramics that weren't dry enough to fire in ... Read more
I was doing my back exercises this morning - where you lie on your stomach and "swim" by alternately lifting opposite arm and leg. And "superman" where you lift both arms and both legs to look like you're flying.
Apparently DH tho... Read more
Yup, today marks 49 months on Spark People.
Who'd have thought I could make lifestyle changes and maintain them (to varying degrees) for over 4 years? Wasn't me!
Who'd think I could lose 45 lbs in about 14 months - and then maintain t... Read more