My brain seems to be stuck in Italian!
This morning at bkfst, a woman and I both reached for the hot milk (leche caliente) at the same time - so I withdrew my hand, nodded at the container, and said to her "Prego" - which is italiano for "P... Read more
We're off tomorrow, for 5 weeks - so have fun, we certainly will!
I'm taking the computer along, and will post on our blog (with photos) so people can follow our trek around Costa Rica.
Take care, exercise, eat well! (I'll be eating... Read more
We'll be keeping a blog of our summer travels, including photos and commentary - here's the link, if you want to follow us. (There's a way to log in a follow us, or join, or something - totally free - but I don't know how to do this, so just pl... Read more
I'm not sure if I posted the update on Little Mr Orange Kitty, so this is for all of my kitty loving Spark friends:
On June 20, last day of school, Mr Counselor went by and picked up LMOK, who by now was used to people and very loving. Mr ... Read more
After reading blogs by a Spark friend, Watermellen, I learned a bit about "The Beck Solution," where Dr. Judith Beck describes and uses cognitive therapy to help people learn to think like a thin person. I definitely need help with how I think ... Read more
I've been sewing some tops - even though all of my patterns are from the same company, each pattern seems to have different sizing. So I took my measurements, and used the pattern size that was closest to my measurements. So of course, the top... Read more
DH can fall asleep anywhere, almost any time.
I, on the other hand, seem to need perfect conditions - not too hot but not too cold; a comfortable bed with pillows under my knees so my lower back is flexed; dark; quiet; and I need to be tire... Read more
I visited Little Mr. Orange Kitty at the vet's yesterday - he came over to the bars and let me pet him, and put out his paw to touch me when I stopped petting him! He was so cute, rubbing his head on the bars and trying to get me to reach in an... Read more
The nephew and his wife, both in their late 20s/early 30s, arrived about noon. After their flight, they were hungry, so we went for mahi burgers. Yum! (I was good and had salad instead of fries or coleslaw with my sandwich.)
We then went... Read more
Thus far, it seems as if all my 8th grade students have passed and will march at our promotional exercises on Monday - YAY!!! I even have a student in the top 10 academic achievers!!!
A teacher friend brought in her kitty-catching cage, bu... Read more
On Tuesday, I attended a workshop on St. Croix. One of the hands-on activities was to pair up and review another school's improvement plan (just a short part of it). The way we reviewed was to look for certain criteria, and if the school met t... Read more
June 1 is the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic and Caribbean - here it is June 6 and we have something that MAY show signs of rotation, and MAY turn into the first storm of 2011. And, of course, it is sitting right on top of the Caribb... Read more
The 8th graders have finished their exams, and should have stayed home today. But a lot of students have work to finish, or there's nothing to do at home, or the parents view school as cheap babysitting, or whatever - so we had a crowd of 8th g... Read more