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Sunday, September 04, 2011      8 comments

DH and I usually go out for bkfst on weekends. And we have a usual place where we go, the kind of place where everyone knows your name and the staff know your order. Today we went somewhere different. Because they have waffles, and I LOVE... Read more
First day of classes - my LAST first day of classes
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      5 comments

I'm planning to retire at the end of the school year, so this was my LAST first day of classes. Well, I may have to be present for the first few days of next school year, to finish our contract (last day of each year's contract is Aug. 31 - end... Read more
WHY am I in this meeting?????
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      5 comments

Our school is working on updating our accreditation, and we have to submit some paperwork prior to a site visit in two weeks. I'm the FORMER chair of the Accreditation committee - my former co-chair is now CHAIR and someone else is her seco... Read more
On judging people........
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      13 comments

The scene: My 21 yr old niece is visiting us for a week, with her boyfriend. Background: Women in my family tend to be bright but spacey - or maybe ditzy. Kind of like Lucille Ball - we tend to do and say things without thinking, so th... Read more
Little Mr. Orange Kitty on video!
Monday, August 15, 2011      4 comments

He is now a spoiled house cat - and he has his own video!
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I broke even!
Saturday, August 13, 2011      7 comments

On our vacation, I exercised a TON - some days burning as many cals as I ate! Then there were other days where we drove, and I walked about 2 miles total. I also ate, because I like the food of different places, I like experimenting. ... Read more
What do you do when your food order isn't as expected????
Thursday, August 11, 2011      9 comments

I ordered a chicken burger for lunch, thinking it would be like all the other chicken sandwiches I've had in Costa Rica - grilled or pan-cooked chicken (a la plancha, or a la parilla) on toasted sliced bread, with tomato and lettuce - and I requ... Read more
Heading east
Sunday, July 31, 2011      7 comments

We're heading east to the Caribbean coast - then south to somewhere that looks good. We'll be in touch if there's wifi somewhere. So don't worry, be happy.... Read more
Turrialba - a town, a volcano
Saturday, July 30, 2011      7 comments

LOTS of adventures - hiked around the top of an active volcano; hiked 2 hrs in the jungle; whitewater rafting on class 2 and 3 rapids, almost capsized, almost fell out, one lady fell out twice. LOTS of fun!!!!! Lots of photos, too! ... Read more
In Osa
Monday, July 25, 2011      4 comments

We are in the southern most peninsula on the Pacific side, very quiet little town, hot and dusty. Trying to decide what to do today, but things are closed because it is Guanecaste Day, a national holiday. We will go to the beach later. We had... Read more
Snorkeling, stranded, squirrel monkeys
Saturday, July 23, 2011      5 comments

Internet access has been sporadic, but travel is exciting! phebeandrichardcostarica ... Read more
Me & Mangoes, and Little Mr. Orange Kitty
Friday, July 15, 2011      8 comments

I had another close encounter of the mango kind - not sure if it was something in the juice this AM (which was NOT made WITH mango, but there may have been mango on the kitchen implements or something) - or it might have been that I kissed DH wi... Read more
Heading north
Friday, July 15, 2011      2 comments

If you don't hear from me for a few days, don't worry - we're heading out of San Jose northward, then will head out to the Pacific coast - and we don't know what we'll find in the way of wifi availability. I'll post when I can!... Read more
A busy day ends in a tango fest!
Friday, July 15, 2011      2 comments

We went to the central market, got stuck in a thunderstorm in town, had a pretty good day - and the restaurant we went to for dinner had a tango show going on, so DH and I danced a brief tango and had a great Italian dinner. Oh, and more cereus... Read more
I managed to photograph 2 blue morphos! Plus a cereus blossom!
Thursday, July 14, 2011      7 comments

I cannot tell you how exciting this was!!!!!!!!! We went to the museum, and they start with a big butterfly garden and explanations about how the butterflies help the environment, and how the plants feed the butterflies - and there were tons of... Read more

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