My Sparkfriend Watermellen started the day - her day and my day - with William Carlos Williams' poem about plums (since she had plums with her breakfast).
So I'm sharing a favorite poem, to feed our souls - since we're coming up to the Jewi... Read more
Some of my Sparkie friends know the hurricane anniversary story, but a lot of my friends here don't - so today's blog will be the story of why DH and I celebrate the anniversary of Hurricane Marilyn as the day that we became a couple.
We me... Read more
That's a question I heard as I was walking back from an errand at school. "Who doesn't like children???" One student was asking another, in a big crowd. I said, "Well, there are some people who don't like children very much." The kid looked ... Read more
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
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
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
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 thereís a season that kindles nostalgia, itís fall, a perfect time for the annual ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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