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Flood warnings, but we have school
Monday, September 12, 2011      4 comments

This is a satellite image of Tropical Storm Maria. She is moving west at all of 2 mph. TWO MILES AN HOUR. Tropical storm force winds radiate out from the center for abou... Read more
Our morning adventure
Sunday, September 11, 2011      5 comments

Tropical Storm Maria stretched yesterday, like a cat, from the British Virgin Islands to Venezuela. Overnight, however, she gathered herself together, back into a ball, and actually strengthened and gained another 15 mph winds. But she's... Read more
Weather ups & downs: TS Maria is changing
Saturday, September 10, 2011      4 comments

The good news - she isn't a hurricane. In fact, she has changed shape and likely won't become a hurricane. She has slowed, she has spread. So Tropical Storm Maria now stretches vertically across all of the Caribbean. She hasn't arrived here ... Read more
Just in case you don't hear from me this weekend.....
Friday, September 09, 2011      3 comments

We're expecting a tropical storm - Maria - to pass directly over us later Saturday/Sunday. Shouldn't be too bad, just lots of rain and wind. Power will probably go out, so we have cold food and battery lights at the ready - as well as a contai... Read more
"Festival of Forgotten Vegetables" - I LOVE it!!!
Monday, September 05, 2011      6 comments

This is from a travel ezine I receive, and this week focuses on harvest festivals - this one sounds perfect for us! Forgotten Vegetables In France If there’s a season that kindles nostalgia, it’s fall, a perfect time for the annual ... Read more
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

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