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The moving vacuum
Friday, January 23, 2009      0 comments

There's a vacuum that sucks socks out of dryers. And another vacuum that pulls in items every time I move. Really, I mysteriously lose something EVERY SINGLE TIME I move to a new place. I've lost record albums (one at a time). Clothing. ... Read more
Job as fitness
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      1 comments

I'm an art teacher, and I don't sit when I teach, I walk around the room and interact with each student. We've started a mosaic mural - this is our interdisciplinary project this year, with readings, writing activities, math, and history an... Read more
Happy Inauguration Day!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      4 comments

We truly are living through history - I am so excited!!!!!!!!... Read more
To laze, or not to laze, that is the question
Monday, January 19, 2009      1 comments

I try to stay busy and active. I walk a lot, I don't sit down while teaching, I take walks after school, I walk around the house, I garden, and I've been working on a huge mural at school which is extremely active. I have nothing pressing ... Read more
Meeting a former heavy person
Sunday, January 18, 2009      4 comments

We had our new rabbi over for dinner. My husband had asked for my special chocolate decadence for dessert, so I made a light meal - big salad, grilled tuna, risotto with peas, steamed asparagus (naked). So when it was time for dessert, I could... Read more
And guests for Sunday dinner.....
Saturday, January 17, 2009      0 comments

don't be surprised if the Cacciotta cheese with black truffles isn't part of the little bites before dinner. DH and I ate half of it for dinner last night. It may not make it to Sunday. I have a new craving - black truffles. The taste ... Read more
Letters I should write
Saturday, January 17, 2009      2 comments

Letter to deli: If your order person tells me to write my order because it's busy, and I don't circle mayo, it means I don't want mayo. Please do not schmear mayo on the top and bottom of my bagel. I didn't X it out because I thought if I... Read more
And the angel said "No"
Friday, January 16, 2009      0 comments

I get newsletters from the Shalom Center, a Jewish center teaching peace. The rabbi wrote about the current conflict between Israel and Gaza - and this is his quote: "...the passage in Joshua where - after crossing the Jordan into Canaan, ... Read more
No Man is an Island
Monday, January 12, 2009      1 comments

No man is an island No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of th... Read more
Rainy weather = thoughts of joining a gym
Sunday, January 11, 2009      0 comments

I'm a walker. I like to walk distance, I like to look at people, I like being outside and seeing animals and hearing sounds and people watching and window shopping. But today is rainy. I mean really rainy. So days like today, I thi... Read more
Resisting temptation is easy when it isn't chocolate
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      2 comments

I have a student in my first period class, who has very involved physical and mental handicaps. She's 14, but functions at about the level of a 4 year old. She's very sweet and cheerful, and has endeared herself to the rest of the class (who a... Read more
Date night with Phebess and BigRich
Monday, January 05, 2009      0 comments

I spent the afternoon working with the maintenance guy at school, painting on stripper and then power washing the paint and stripper back off the wall. Slow, messy, tedious work. I called DH at 6 PM to say it was slow, I'd be at school a ... Read more
My foot hurts
Sunday, January 04, 2009      2 comments

I'm trying to stay active and busy. I spent two hours today gardening, unpacking the last two boxes of books, putting things away, carrying boxes of discards out to the car, etc. And my foot hurts. The one I injured last spring. And I kn... Read more
Happy Sparkiversary to me
Friday, January 02, 2009      2 comments

It's been two years. Exactly. In that time, I've lost 45-49 lbs (depending on the day). In the past year, I've walked 1,229.87 miles and logged 1,753,164 steps (probably more, I'm on my third pedometer for the year). I've kayaked, salied... Read more
The burned and not counted calories
Thursday, January 01, 2009      0 comments

We're going to dinner at a friend's house - she makes Slovakian food for New Year's Day each year. I offered to bring dessert - the sour cream coffee cake my husband loves, and that I rarely make since we don't need the calories. The... Read more

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