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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/
cute/interspecies-cuddle-a
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
The court jester is back
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      6 comments

My kid who does amazing acrobatic and gymnastic stuff is back! So he's thrilled that he gets to be the court jester - his entry will be running flips all the way down the aisle, and then he'll come up on stage. (He promised he never falls on h... Read more
Romeo & Juliet, rehearsal #1
Monday, April 11, 2011      3 comments

We had our first rehearsal today. First, none of the girls wanted to be Juliet, because they didn't want to be associated romantically with any of the boys. Then, I convinced the smallest girl to be Juliet because she would be easy to be... Read more
Cleaning up my life
Sunday, April 10, 2011      7 comments

I've been trying to simplify my life - buying fewer clothes, having fewer appliances - and today, I cleared out my files. I tend to save everything - receipts, warranties, articles on exercising and losing weight and setting up an art business.... Read more
Iguanas with attitude
Friday, April 08, 2011      6 comments

We've had a very dry winter, and now that spring is here we are slowly slowly easing into rainy season. A few days ago, we had some rain - by afternoon, it was a very light rain as I drove home from school. Too rainy to walk, so I figured ... Read more
What is with some parents?????
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      8 comments

One of my students left for Florida. Until next week. Family emergency? Family vacation? I have zero idea! Parents didn't send a note, didn't inquire about school work, didn't contact any teachers, and seem quite unconcerned about his missi... Read more
Vote for student art
Monday, April 04, 2011      5 comments

Last year my students participated in the Heinz Ketchup Creativity contest. We chose to skip it this year, but you can see and vote on student art by going to the following link: www.ketchupcreativity.co
m/voting.aspx ... Read more
Weapons day in my class
Friday, April 01, 2011      5 comments

My first class LOVED the weapons my friend brought - he showed a big sword one needs two hands to use, a modified broad sword (the kind used in medieval times), a rapier similar to what was used during the Renaissance (lighter, one-handed sword)... Read more
Only six students today
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      4 comments

I teach 3 classes each day - I'm dept chair, plus I'm chair of the school improvement team, and I was the previous chair of the accreditation committee - so I balance the small number of classes with other important (essential?) school activitie... Read more

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