Turtle Babysitting - Night 6 (Wednesday)
DH opted to stay home for the Yankees game, so I went to my 5:30 synagogue membership committee meeting, and then on to the beach - arrived about 6:45, to find crowds. Well, maybe 12 people - but 4 were at a folding table with dinner and wine a... Read more
Turtle Babysitting - Night 5 (Tuesday)
DH didn't want to go, so I made supper at home and then went to the beach by myself. There were the usuals - our Coral World staff, an older woman who has been there almost every night, and then new people, a couple with their dog (they didn't ... Read more
Turtle Babysitting - Night 4 (Monday)
DH and I skipped Sunday, we were tired and the previous night had been too yucky. We headed down on Monday night, armed with Chinese takeout, fruit, water, chairs, rainjackets just in case.
It was a beautiful night, with stars, the Milky W... Read more
Turtle Babysitting - Night 3 (Saturday)
It rained. I mean, it really rained. DH and I sat on our beach chairs, with the Coral World staff, and we all ate our dinner hunched over in the pouring rain. We huddled in rain jackets, wind jackets, ponchoes, under umbrellas - and DH and I,... Read more
Turtle Babysitting - Night 2 (Friday)
We arrived about 6:30, with chairs, and went to the far end of the roped off nest area - I told the people at the other end (all of 12-15 feet away) that I wasn't being unsocial, I just thought this would increase our chances of seeing the turtl... Read more
Turtle Babysitting - Night 1 (Thurs)
DH and I have volunteered to watch the turtle nests on the southwest beaches on St. Thomas - there are two. There was a meeting last week for orientation and to develop a schedule - DH and I signed up for the nights before, during, and after th... Read more
I think I solved my coffee cart dilemma
When I go to the coffee cart, the dilemma is always do I save a little $ and go with coffee and cream (more calories), or spend more and go with a latte (skim milk so less cals).
I think I have it solved. The tea latte. Earl Grey tea, ski... Read more
Eye- and mind-opening experience at the store
I was browsing at the BCBG store yesterday, since they had a 70% + 20% discount going.
A friend was shopping for a dress for a party that night - she's one of those people who always looks to be about a size 2 or 4, never gains, is always d... Read more
Summer 2009 - Brazil & Chile
South America trip – July 30 to August 11, 2009
7/30 – Excitement at the airport on our way out – the NTSB agents stopped Richard’s backpack and called someone over to inspect it, as we’re both wondering what’s going on. They pull out t... Read more
I know you hate staying at the vet's. But we're going on a short vacation, under two weeks, and we can't find anyone to stay with you. Or anyone for you to stay with.
We do this because we don't want to worry about you. We love you.
... Read more
Paying it forward
I went to my dr today, for my last chiro adjustment before we leave tomorrow.
There was a lady who was about my age, waiting to pay and leave, looking kind of shaken - with a bandage on her nose and chin.
"Car accident?" I asked sympat... Read more
I'll be travelling again
I'll be gone 7/30 to 8/11 - DH and I are taking a short vacation.
So don't worry, I'll be tracking nutrition and fitness, and then I'll be back!
And I'll be doing LOTS of walking!!!!!... Read more
How do you quantify health and fitness?
I was in a car accident in Washington DC. My plane landed, I went directly outside and found a taxi to go to my hotel - we were at an intersection when BAM we were rearended by another taxi. I had been on the ground maybe 15 minutes total (inc... Read more
Someone mashed up my flowers!
Apparently while I was away, the upstairs and downstairs people had relatives visiting. (Downstairs Lady is the sister of Upstairs Lady. But mostly we deal with Upstairs Lady's husband, who is a real estate guy.) Anyhow, DH reports there were... Read more
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I'll be travelling 7/3 to 7/19
If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles.
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.
Failing to fetch me at first ... Read more