I realized that after Peace Corps, I managed to travel for three months and diametrically opposed climates with only a large backpack. Not even a giant hiking backpack - no, this was maybe 18" x 24", if that big.
I left Liberia, West Afr... Read more
I tried putting everything for the trip into my biggest rolling duffel - which I was hoping NOT to take on the trip. And everything fit, except toiletries, which could go in my day pack.
I'm going to have to weed out clothing. And I can't... Read more
Are they all little boys? Or am I just married to a slob? I swear, he just doesn't even SEE the dirt!
Today we had the big furniture moved out - it will be on consignment at the synagogue's auction, and we hope to get some money next Marc... Read more
I know what size I wear if I buy clothes from specific designers. My clothes range from size 14 to 18, or XL to M, even some petites, depending on brand and fit.
And I have a bunch of clothes that I'm NOT taking for travelling, or saving... Read more
Sometimes, we have to improvise. Make do with what we have, but be creative so that we can achieve the results we want. Anyone who is a public school teacher has learned to improvise!!!
I didn't want to spend money on a gym. ... Read more
Dear people -
I'm trying to be fair on pricing. Yes, some items will be inexpensive and priced to move. No, I will not split up a set of dishes and sell you only the bowls. Yes, the prices on the antiques are firm - an antique only incr... Read more
Okay, mostly I need to vent. So this is going to be the place. Plus I need to get the story straight.
About 20 years ago, the teachers' union (and the administrators' union, and some other unions) negotiated contracts with the local gov't... Read more
Uh huh - I'm serious.
I decided that today would be the day I prune the lantana and bed of pentas and creeping lantanas. (Pretty flowering plants that the local butterflies like.)
And when I started, it was cloudy but not raining. Th... Read more
Well, mostly Caribbean men have been flirting with me.
But it seems to be all the time, this week. I drive down the road with my car window open, and men call in "Good morning, sweetheart" or "Hey there, baby, how ya doin'?" Totally out o... Read more
DH and I made a few holiday cards with photos of our cats - the first is my car that became a convertible after Hurricane Marilyn, and I photoshopped Cleo and Callie into the car. The second is a Chanukah card, showing Cleo relaxing on a tallis... Read more
My dr actually told me to drink more alcohol, because it raises the levels of healthy cholesterol (HDL) - and mine tend to be too low.
Then I saw this article on SparkPeople:
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/health_news_detail.... Read more
Yesterday, we met a teacher friend at school - I gave her our old kiln, which was replaced by a new kiln in 2000 or so, when we moved into the new school. (Our old school was destroyed by Hurricane Marilyn in 1995, and we were in portables for ... Read more
I just finished a mostly entertaining book, where the characters from "Pride & Prejudice" are alive and well in an alternate (parallel) universe - and someone from our world accidentally goes back in time.
Made me wonder - if you were a cha... Read more
I think it's from wiping down the tile with a wet sponge, to get the excess grout off. Holes in my fingers on one hand, and cuts on my palm of the other. Owie!
I keep washing my hands to make sure these owies don't get infected, but the... Read more