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Chanukah gift game

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      4 comments

We play this Chanukah gift game every year at the Sisterhood Chanukah party. Each person brings a gift (with a pre-set value). Each person receives a number on a piece of paper. The gifts are set up on a table. Then the fun begins: Pers... Read more

Shhhhhh........don't tell anyone..........I played hookie

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      6 comments

I ran around school this morning, then taught my two classes - then I signed out sick so I could go home and make 20 potatoes worth of latkes (and 5 onions and 11 eggs) - for our Sisterhood Chanukah party tonight. I just couldn't face my horrif... Read more

Busy weekend that felt like a long vacation!

Monday, December 19, 2011      3 comments

I wrote a huge long detailed blog. It was one of those weekends that was so packed full of activities, it felt like a long vacation. Here's the summarized version: Friday at school - morning assembly of the ballroom dance classes - I serv... Read more


Thursday, December 15, 2011      12 comments

Yes, Chanukah cats. One of my Spark friends posted Purrrrrfect Christmas photos, so I thought I'd add some Chanukats. The first being a Chanukah card DH and I sent out several years ago featuring Cleocatra (the Russian Blue) and Clawdius (the ... Read more

Ploughshares and pruning hooks out of swords, or something like that

Friday, December 09, 2011      7 comments

The Biblical reference is: "They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Except, for our Chanukah skit at sc... Read more

I taught a class how to dance the Hora

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      6 comments

We're having a "winter holiday" assembly in two weeks, and I was asked to work with some students on a Chanukah presentation. I told my middle class the story of Chanukah yesterday, and today we brainstormed. Looks like we'll do a short ... Read more

The mini grill

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      1 comments

This morning, one of the assistant principals said she was having a meeting with her teachers, and if it was my prep I should come. So I went to the meeting, and it wasn't bad as far as meetings go. She handed out raffle tickets, went thro... Read more

My interfaith winter holiday bulletin board

Monday, December 05, 2011      6 comments

Each month, a different teacher or department decorates the bulletin board outside the office at school. I've always taken December so that I can put up student artwork that includes not only Christmas but also Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and symbols of... Read more

Paying it sideways?

Monday, November 28, 2011      6 comments

DH and I were visiting BIL and his wife (they have sort of an on-and-off relationship, but are currently on) - at any rate, we went to the Philadelphia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night (which was lovely - two of Beethoven's less... Read more

New item added to my bucket list

Thursday, November 24, 2011      11 comments

I want to be one of the people who holds a balloon rope in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Think about it - it's a 2.8 mile walk in the parade. Not speedy, but good distance. You're holding a single rope - but it's attached to a 1... Read more

My dance partner missed me yesterday

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      4 comments

I had a pedicure appt yesterday at 3 - and I have lovely coral-ish red nails to prove it. My pedicure lady is only on island one week a month - she lives in FL but flies in for all of her customers. (I'm not sure how much longer this will ... Read more

Stupid cable TV!!!!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011      4 comments

I finished baking muffins for breakfasts, chocolate decadence for our anniversary tomorrow, a chocolate cake for a meeting at school on Wed., and then made kasha with portabello mushrooms and onions for dinner. Plus fresh strawberries with brow... Read more

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

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