I guess I should explain my status
"PHEBESS threw a ball of foil at a student. Twice. Missed both times."
I will admit freely that I am a playful teacher. I think school should be fun. I think learning should be fun. Plus, I personally like to play. I don't approach l... Read more
DH is going off island for 2 weeks
He leaves Wed. - he's going to visit his brother in Philly, and friends/relatives in NYC. Plus he's going to the Yankees with my nephew.
He's going to play, have fun, eat all kind of wonderful stuff that we don't get here, see movies when ... Read more
Saturday = Adult parade and fireworks!!!
We usually don't go to town for the adult parade, it goes from about 11 AM to at least 7 or 8 PM - a long hot day in the sun. We usually watch it on TV - very old of us, LOL! But we also may go to the beach, or I might do the gardening I have ... Read more
Children's Parade (and the Heartthrob Kid)
Today is the Children's Parade - I've been watching on TV, since something has made my stomach very queasy today. Plus DH and I are planning a summer trip while we watch the parade.
Our steel pan band was in the parade - most schools have ... Read more
Carnival Report - J'ouvert morning!
J'ouvert is the crazy early-morning road march, which is also a battle of the bands. Bands rent a huge flatbed truck and a generator, and they play on it - people dress in crazy outfits, and follow their favorite band. The four-lane road along... Read more
Carnival Report - Wednesday is Food Fair
This is Food Fair day - when the park in town is closed off, people set up tables and booths, everyone descends on town and buys all kinds of foods and crafts that you can't find any other time of year. The women cook over gas or propane cooker... Read more
Carnival Report - Tuesday evening at the Village
We went down to the village again, bought some more of the popping things and threw them at each other, walked around several times, chatted with friends, all of that.
Had some more fried oreos - and actually, someone has entered the nutrit... Read more
One more reason I love my DH
He sent money to UNICEF for mosquito nets, in my honor for Mother's Day. He knows I've had malaria, and dengue, and lived in Africa for two years, and care about the children and mothers who get sick because they happen to live in a malaria zon... Read more
Mixed feelings about bin Laden's death
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
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
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
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:
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My sequined vest is making me BOLD today
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
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
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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