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Mixed feelings about bin Laden's death
Monday, May 02, 2011      10 comments

This comes from Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, but it expresses my feelings: How might we address the death of a mass murderer? The Torah describes Moses and Miriam leading the ancient People Israel in a celebratory song... Read more
Carnival Report - Saturday evening at the Village
Sunday, May 01, 2011      8 comments

DH and I arrived at the Carnival Village a bit after 7 PM - musicians were setting up, food booths were open, parents were wandering around with small children since it was still early. Little boys ran around throwing various popping and explod... Read more
I think a student complimented me today
Friday, April 29, 2011      5 comments

But I'm not sure, LOL! One student came rushing in during the middle of class - she said she had to stay at science class, she was finishing her project that was due today. I explained that she'd be absent from my class, but that she had t... Read more
For Watermellen and other Fashionista friends
Thursday, April 28, 2011      5 comments

Okay, I managed to find a decent size photo of my Eileen Fisher sequined vest - I wore it with a charcoal grey silk tank top, and black linen cropped pants. And red Birkenstocks for a pop of color. Here's the vest: ... Read more
My sequined vest is making me BOLD today
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      6 comments

Seriously - I don't know what has gotten into me. First period (advanced art) - I had to yell at a boy for throwing a girl's stuffed toy - I called him over, gave him a hug, and said that boys like to tease, but girls really don't like it. ... Read more
Little Mr. Orange Kitty
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      6 comments

That's what I call him - the teenaged (or so) young cat who lives in back of our school, by the dumpster. Although he also hangs around the shelter for the school kitchen's gas tanks. I've been in charge of feeding him since last week, whe... Read more
Serendipity
Monday, April 25, 2011      3 comments

Such a funny word. Serendipity. Sounds made up, doesn't it? Actually, it is: from dictionary.com - "Origin: 1754; Serendip + -ity; Horace Walpole so named a faculty possessed by the heroes of a fairy tale called The Three Princes of Serend... Read more
Weird weather
Sunday, April 24, 2011      3 comments

I don't even know how to describe the weather - it isn't fog, or smog, or Sahara dust. Maybe haze? Everything is cloaked in a pale grey ether, so that things are indistinct and fuzzy and a different color than usual. Although now that it'... Read more
What SparkGoodie do you buy yourself?
Friday, April 22, 2011      7 comments

Periodically I win that SparkGoodiePoint thing on the spinwheel. I'm never sure if I can use them for someone else - so I usually "buy" something that I wouldn't normally get. Or might not have in real life. So, I was wondering - all my S... Read more
MIL and matzah balls
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      8 comments

My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace) always made matzah balls for every Jewish holiday. One year, she fell and broke her arm. (I can't remember how she broke her arm - she was in her 90s - the best was the time she couldn't open the microw... Read more
Pesach report, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      6 comments

I have to admit that I set a beautiful table - white tablecloth, DH's mother's dishes that we inherited (Royal Copenhagen, white with blue floral design in center), my great-grandmother's silverware that I inherited, shining goblets, DH and my s... Read more
Sweet animal story for the spring holidays
Monday, April 18, 2011      4 comments

Baby cheetah and lab puppy become best friends!!! (I'm a sucker for cute animal stories.) www.peoplepets.com/news/
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lert-baby-cheetah-meets-a-puppy/1 Chag sameach! Happy Passover to... Read more
Spaciness runs in our family
Saturday, April 16, 2011      2 comments

My niece posted that she lost her phone. Last night. Today, she posted that she found it. I went down the hill for my pedicure, only to find out from my little pedicure lady that I'm scheduled for tomorrow. I could swear it was for today... Read more
We won "Most Creative Use of Set/Props/Media"
Friday, April 15, 2011      3 comments

The kids acted well, but they mumbled their lines and my narrators weren't as clear as I might have wished. The flags/banners were a huge hit with the judges. And the audience loved my court jester doing flips down the aisle. The foil sta... Read more
Update on Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, April 14, 2011      4 comments

Rehearsals have been going well. Things I've learned: 1. Half the school has a major crush on my court jester kid. Seriously. 2. The kid playing Juliet's relative (the one who carries her out when she is playing dead) was extremely... Read more

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