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Poetry in the morning
Friday, September 16, 2011      3 comments

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
Our hurricane anniversary story
Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

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
"Who doesn't like children????"
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      9 comments

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
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

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