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Suggestions for packing and travelling??

Saturday, May 05, 2012      14 comments

I'm calling on the collective wisdom of all my Spark buddies and not-yet-met Spark buddies. DH and I are in the process of getting rid of our possessions, packing a few personal items, and then taking off travelling for our retirement. (Af... Read more

An appalling (albeit hysterically funny) story

Monday, April 30, 2012      12 comments

Warning - this is not for the faint of heart - it's just WEIRD! Okay, I have a bizarre sister. No one believes how strange she is. This story illustrates this. Background - she lives in a religious community called a Bruderhof. They... Read more

Pushing boundaries

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      4 comments

I went up in a helicopter with my dad today. He had made arrangements for a helicopter ride around the island, so he could see each and every beach. (He's a retired coastal geologist specializing in beach development - so he wanted to see each... Read more

The good part of downsizing

Thursday, April 19, 2012      7 comments

I can see the front of my classroom again!!!! I can reach the white boards without climbing on boxes of tiles!!! I can use the electric outlet in the front of my room!!!!! Okay - downsizing. Not only do we need to get rid of 90%+ of what... Read more

Family T shirt

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      11 comments

My dad, two nephews, one niece, and a niece-in-law are coming for Carnival!!! Wooohoooo!! No one is staying with us, I have a friend with a hotel who gave us a GREAT rate! But we'll definitely be driving everyone around to various Carniv... Read more

Planning fun school events

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      7 comments

One of our assistant principals (who is a fairly good friend of mine) sent out an email to all faculty and staff, with the guidelines for our school's pre-Carnival parade on Friday. Yup, we're having a parade. In the afternoon. All around sch... Read more

Sometimes the Spark ads are scary

Sunday, April 15, 2012      10 comments

Not spooky scary. More like "Big Brother is watching" scary. I will admit to loving clothes, especially now that my body is in a more-easily-clothed size range. So I'll browse through some website, looking at a specific designer or two. ... Read more

Do you anthropomorphise your electronics and machines?

Saturday, April 14, 2012      7 comments

Do you talk to your car? Maybe yell at your computer when it has those random hiccups and loses a file or something? Get mad at the TV remote, or the TV itself? Urge the traffic signal to turn green as you approach? Do you compliment them wh... Read more

Shakespeare according to middle school students

Friday, April 13, 2012      6 comments

I took one class to the auditorium - the local theatre group sponsors an annual Shakespearean Festival, and various school groups perform summarized versions of Shakespeare. So we sat toward the back, and I explained that we need to be a go... Read more

Place to donate your wedding dress

Monday, April 09, 2012      7 comments

This is the organization to which I donated my wedding dress: bridesagainstbreastcance
r.org/ They're a national organization - they sell wedding dresses all over the country, and use the funds to provide suppor... Read more

I was an Incan chocolate maker at Machu Picchu

Sunday, April 08, 2012      12 comments

We hosted a first night seder on Friday, went to a second night seder on Saturday, and are going to a sunset dinner tonight. I'm KNOWN for my chocolate baking. I've learned to make magic with chocolate: Chocolate decadence (aka flourless ... Read more

The sad side of downsizing

Saturday, April 07, 2012      20 comments

Earlier in the week, I researched online and found a place that takes donated wedding dresses and uses them to help brides who have breast cancer. (I'm unclear whether they donate the dresses to brides going through chemo, or if they sell the d... Read more

Funny student comment

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      5 comments

We were working on the mural yesterday, and the assistant principal came by to be sure the auditorium was ready for a visiting singer who would speak to students later in the day. (The kids all thought it was a concert - it turned out to be an ... Read more

Our newspaper had funny food news

Monday, April 02, 2012      6 comments

Story one: Two women, one aged 68 and the other 34 or so, got in a big fight because the younger woman threw a cookie at the older woman. Really, a vanilla sandwich cookie. The two got into a fistfight over this, and both were arrested. ... Read more

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


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