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I went to my pedicure on the wrong day!

Sunday, November 13, 2011      4 comments

This is when I know I'm stressed, or busy, or tired, or a combination of all of that. I was convinced my pedi appt was for Sunday, 1 PM. Turns out I'm scheduled for Tuesday at 3 PM!!!!! Which, of course, is on my Spark calendar. But I ha... Read more

I guess I was stressed

Saturday, November 12, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday we had our meeting with the accreditation review team - they didn't say much one way or the other. Well, the head guy gave us a lot of positive adjectives. But he didn't say we passed the review, that they'd recommend renewing our ac... Read more

Sometimes I'm petty

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      4 comments

A few years ago, I had a field trip at school - I included a note to teachers, and asked my students to please have their teachers sign the note, to ensure that everyone knew the students would be on the field trip. One language arts teache... Read more

Today's "field trip"

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      4 comments

My last class yesterday painted primer on the plywood boards that we'll use for our murals. My first class today painted the other side of the boards - so my classroom was full of plywood that was wet with primer, and I was waiting for my next ... Read more

What makes you feel gorgeous?

Saturday, November 05, 2011      10 comments

We went to dinner with friends tonight, celebrating a birthday of a friend who also just passed the bar (lawyer test for my out-of-the-USA friends). So this was a more-than-casual kind of evening. I wore a linen jersey gored skirt (in ... Read more

What a healthy Saturday morning!

Saturday, October 22, 2011      4 comments

I woke up earlier than planned, so went to bkfst with DH. He was given an extremely small portion of home fries, and I only eat a small amount of mine (I like to eat them with the scrambled eggs, spritzed with hot pepper sauce) - so I have him ... Read more

Excellent program on PBS tonight!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      4 comments

This is part of the "Women, War, and Peace" program. The movie "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" - it's the story of Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian woman who organized women's protests and brokered a peace between the warlord during Liberia's 10 yea... Read more

There are people - and then, there are people

Monday, October 17, 2011      9 comments

Two years ago, my students and I worked on a mosaic mural outside the music building and auditorium. We worked indoors gluing the tile to tile mesh (I was recuperating from a car accident), then spent the spring tiling the wall. We didn't fini... Read more

Super day for cardio

Friday, October 14, 2011      5 comments

I began my day with a mile or so walk around school - much of it while carrying a ream of paper, since I picked up my photocopying from the office as I was on my way. Then I spent 2 hours wedging clay - imagine 2 hours of kneading very heav... Read more

WHAT a Yom Kippur!

Monday, October 10, 2011      10 comments

Let me begin by saying that I'm semi-observant - I celebrate the Sabbath and the holidays, but I'm not kosher, nor do I fast. (I keeled over onto my mother one year when I was fasting - I've given up, my blood sugar was not made for fasting.) ... Read more

I am proud to be an adopted Liberian woman

Saturday, October 08, 2011      3 comments

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia from 1981 to 1984, just a few months over 2 years. This week, it was announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, was one of three women who have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Pr... Read more

iSad

Friday, October 07, 2011      6 comments

I've been a dedicated Mac and Apple user since 1984. I've never owned anything but an Apple, and then the Macs. And I have two iPods, I'd love an iPad, and eventually I'll get an iPhone. (I may wait for the iPhone 5; if you haven't seen the p... Read more

Just one of those rotten days

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      6 comments

You know how some days are just awful, no matter what you do? This morning was one of those. I have a student in my last class who simply doesn't behave. I knew both of her parents, and uncles on both sides of the family - major family dy... Read more

Why I like living on a small island (like a small town)

Monday, October 03, 2011      8 comments

It's the kind of place where you run into people you know. Where people know your name. Where you're a regular customer, and people know your order. I ran out at lunch time to do errands as well as pick up some groceries for lunch. First... Read more

Spark People, you made my morning!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

I get up early for school - 5:30 AM. It is almost always dark outside, even here at 18 degrees north of the equator. I hate getting up that early. I stumble out to put water up to boil, then turn on the computer and the TV to check weathe... Read more


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