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My celebrity body type #2

Saturday, March 31, 2012      3 comments

Okay, so I found a photo and played with it - I present Sandra Bullock at maybe a size 8 or so - and the general shape I'm aiming for (given my body's general proportions): ... Read more

Who is your celebrity body type?

Saturday, March 31, 2012      6 comments

I read someone's blog about her celebrity body crushes - the celebrities whose bodies were in the proportions/measurements she plans to achieve. So I did some research - I always thought Sandra Bullock was a similar build to me, with a smal... Read more

A lot accomplished, and it isn't even noon!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      4 comments

I photocopied all of my NOPAs (Notification of Personnel Action) last night, and DH is delivering them to my contact at the retirement office - she needs them to figure out any under-payments or overpayments in my retirement account. (Yes, the ... Read more

My husband, my hero!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012      9 comments

Warning - scary story and scary picture!!!! Okay, yesterday evening I walked into the bathroom, and there was something long and creepy on the window sill - long and snakeline, but half standing up and looking around!!!!!!!!! I saw the ... Read more

A very bizarre afternoon at school

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      8 comments

With extra activity for me: We have a strange schedule due to the standardized testing each morning - so the test organizers created a rotating schedule for the afternoon class time slot. And, after the intense testing all week, we're supp... Read more

A mini protest = a lesson in democracy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      2 comments

Some teachers made signs and held a protest outside the school gate this morning, before school began. I was one of them. My sign said: "Greedy Politicians x Government Mismanagement _______________________ 8% paycut" You see, ... Read more

More accomplishments for our retirement travels

Sunday, March 18, 2012      9 comments

BIG BIG step - we booked our flight to New Zealand!!!!! We're using miles so we were limited to what was available - so we're flying from Seattle to Wellington, NZ, on October 29. And, due to crossing the International Dateline, we arrive midd... Read more

Self-reliance and self-worth.

Friday, March 16, 2012      11 comments

I grew up in a family with 5 children, and my older sister had some major emotional issues. Being the second child, and being fairly strong-willed, I was often set aside by my parents so they could deal either with my sister throwing a tantrum ... Read more

Little Miss Too Cute Mean Girl

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      6 comments

We all knew this child when we were in school. We met her somewhere between fourth and tenth grade. She's the girl who is always pretty, hair always fixed, clothes just so. She isn't too quick nor too slow academically, probably a B to C+ stu... Read more

"Tiling is relaxing"

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      4 comments

That's what one boy said to me today. This kid is a joy in my class - loves art, works hard, is cheerful land friendly, is willing to help clean up, will work into the lunch period - I just love him. He was on the chair next to me, filling in ... Read more

Two roadblocks to our travel now removed!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012      8 comments

1. Block #1 - medications - my husband and I both have chronic medical conditions that require medication (so that we can avoid hospitals or worse). And our medical insurance company has a pharmacy, so that we get low-rate medications - very ni... Read more

Realization about thin people

Friday, March 09, 2012      9 comments

I shared a room with a friend for almost a week - she's fairly thin (as in my height but size Small or XS, as opposed to me who is usually XL and aspires to achieve M status). And while we both did a lot of walking at the conference, and sh... Read more

Busy Busy Weekend

Monday, March 05, 2012      7 comments

More conference sessions A visit to the Museum of Modern Art - OMG, van Gogh's "Starry Night"!!!!!!!!! Dinner at the cafe in Rockefeller Center, right next to the skating rink!!! Then Saturday Night Live - my nephew took us on a ... Read more

The Carnegie Deli

Friday, March 02, 2012      8 comments

The Carnegie is a New York landmark - huge matzah balls, kasha knishes, killer cheesecake, and mile high deli sandwiches (bigger than I can open my mouth). I ran up there for challah French toast this morning - everywhere near the hotel was... Read more

My international breakfast

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      7 comments

I'm staying at the Comfort Inn Theatre District, because it was convenient to get to, and inexpensive. AND because I can get my fave bkfst as part of the deal - they have a breakfast room, and they always have waffles. I looooove waffles, with... Read more


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