If you are situated upwind from our apartment, and you are grilling steak with garlic on it, the least you could do is invite us over for dinner. Whomever you are. Really, it seems only fair.
Phebe... Read more
I can't find a photo exactly like this butterfly - it had black wings with white dots, and a black body with tiny white dots - and then, as if it had epaulets, across each shoulder (if butterflies had shoulders) there was a short bar of bright r... Read more
The other art teacher took down the display of her students' artwork in the office, and said the space was available if I wanted to put up some work by my students. So I took a bunch of the very large self-portraits I do with my 8th graders, an... Read more
The boys were all sent (with the male teachers) to a program at the university today - so the counselors and some teachers coordinated a workshop for the girls. I was asked to set up an art show in the cafeteria (which I did, hanging up self-po... Read more
DH and I like to spend weekends together, since we don't seem to get much together time during the week due to work and all that (despite the fact that he's retired).
So we went out for a late breakfast/brunch and enjoyed it thoroughly. On... Read more
I have a few minutes before today's professional development workshop - on reading in the content areas - uh huh, my kids are reading and summarizing Shakespeare, you'd think I could skip this one.
Anyhow, here are the mural photos - a few ... Read more
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