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Totally embarrassed myself TWICE yesterday! Agh!
Saturday, May 12, 2012      9 comments

Our school district had a professional learning community gathering yesterday - representatives from every school, as well as the district superintendent, deputy sup't, etc. met to discuss and work on the revisions of our school improvement plan... Read more
Getting smarter about my food choices
Monday, May 07, 2012      8 comments

I took my Advanced Art class on a field trip on Friday. We went to the small hotel owned by friends of mine - earlier in the year, all my students helped paint murals for this hotel, and the owners hosted a lunch for one class. Since my Advanc... Read more
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 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

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