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Follow-up to yesterday's cliffhanger
Friday, May 20, 2011      6 comments

I know everyone is waiting to hear - YES, Mr Shy Boy finally asked Ms Painting Girl to "go out" - as in to be his girlfriend, to go steady, etc. She came in to drop her bag before class began, she was all smiley - so I said if things finall... Read more
An intense day of young love
Thursday, May 19, 2011      4 comments

Today was an art show and fun day hosted by a company with their headquarters here in the VI. They get tax breaks, and part of the requirement is to make charitable donations locally. This particular company has become very involved with the f... Read more
Positive and Negative, Yin and Yang - and how they relate to yarmulkes
Sunday, May 15, 2011      6 comments

In visual art, an image is made up of positive space (the object/objects) and negative space (the "empty" space around the object/objects). The objects may be drawn/painted by color in the shape of the object - or the object may be create... Read more
I have a problem with water
Friday, May 13, 2011      8 comments

You probably thought this blog would be about DRINKING water, right? Nope, not at all. I drink a lot of water. Always have. I love water, I like the cool wet tasteless quality of it. Nope, I seem to get attacked by water. Seriously. ... Read more
What a day!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      5 comments

I drove DH to the airport and dropped him off at about 6:20 AM - his flight was scheduled for 7 AM. (I'm assuming he made it, I haven't heard from him yet. He'll call when he gets to Phl at 6 this evening. Yes, he had a long and roundabout ro... Read more
I guess I should explain my status
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      7 comments

"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
Sunday, May 08, 2011      6 comments

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!!!
Saturday, May 07, 2011      7 comments

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)
Friday, May 06, 2011      0 comments

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!
Thursday, May 05, 2011      5 comments

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
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      6 comments

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
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      3 comments

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
Monday, May 02, 2011      8 comments

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
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

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