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High surf advisory - YAY!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      0 comments

I know, how many people get excited about high surf and big waves? Especially if they aren't surfers. I like walking on the beach when the wind is wild and the waves are crazy! I'll go down just to see the waves when we have advisories. ... Read more
Our school group won the dance competition!!!!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      4 comments

Our ballroom dance group (12 students) won the inter-island dance competition! YAY!! Haven't seen anything in the news about it, but we had a school assembly today complete with home videos of the competition and the group receiving the huge t... Read more
My DH was almost an arsonist
Monday, December 13, 2010      7 comments

DH is a smoker (boo, hiss) - and I have asthma - a match made in Heaven, right? So he goes outside to smoke - either out on the balcony (after closing all the sliding glass doors), or out on the walkway. He tries - and I've established a 10 fo... Read more
There are mitzvot (plural of mitzvah) and there are mitzvot
Saturday, December 11, 2010      5 comments

A very dear friend who used to live here came down with her family - her 13 year old son (born here) was having his Bar Mitzvah. Mitzvah literally means "commandment" (and Bar Mitzvah is "son of the commandment", while Bat Mitzvah is "daughter ... Read more
Some days my spaciness amazes even me
Friday, December 10, 2010      2 comments

I was tired from the back and forth to St. Croix, minus luggage, and then back to school (including loading the kiln). I went to the gas station to fill the car. I took my credit card and put it in the slot. The transaction was cancelled. I ... Read more
Half my luggage - AGAIN
Thursday, December 09, 2010      1 comments

To balance the seaplane coming back from St. Croix, we all had to leave our luggage. We were allowed purses and small day packs. The rolling carryon bags with clothes had to stay. I can't figure out if they were sending over luggage from ... Read more
"Better than jewelry!"
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      6 comments

I brought my new little MacBook Air (11" screen) to the task force meetings - on day 1, all the people at my table wanted to see it, hold it to test how light it is, see how clear the screen is and the great resolution, etc. People were passing... Read more
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      1 comments

You might remember that my last trip to St. Croix turned into four days instead of two days, due to such horrible weather that no planes could fly between the islands. I just received a new VI Alert this afternoon - inclement weather headin... Read more
What a crazy trip!
Monday, December 06, 2010      5 comments

I always manage to have travel adventures, even when I'm only going to the next island (a 20 minute seaplane ride). A group of us met at the seaplane to fly to St. Croix for another task force meeting - the plane staff came out and said the... Read more
Post Party
Sunday, December 05, 2010      3 comments

I managed to get up early, vacuum, put items to warm in the oven and items to cool in the fridge, set up the table, and get more than half the latkes cooked before the first guests showed up - so I finally, for the first time in years, had time ... Read more
Party Prep as Exercise
Saturday, December 04, 2010      4 comments

DH and I have a Chanukah party every year. I've done this since my days in college, almost 40 years now. (Wow, that's a scary thought!!!!) We've turned it into a Chanukah brunch, just because the food lends itself to that late morning hang ou... Read more
Clay, clay, and more clay
Thursday, December 02, 2010      3 comments

Working in ceramics with middle school students is not for the faint of heart. Boys like to throw small bits of clay. Seventh graders see everything about clay as looking like, well, excrement. Eighth grade boys seem to prefer making either ... Read more
WHY do appliances wait for holidays to break??
Saturday, November 27, 2010      14 comments

BIL installed a new dishwasher last week - so of course, as we're washing before/after the big Turkey Day dinner, water begins pouring out from under the sink. We were taking turns mopping as others were serving. And no bucket in sight! W... Read more
SO proud of myself!
Friday, November 26, 2010      6 comments

I stayed within calories yesterday - in fact, closer to my low end than the high end. I didn't eat the stuffing, and I only had two bites of the potatoes au gratin - it wasn't very good, so I stopped eating it. I ate NO turkey skin - j... Read more
Our Thanksgiving - steps 1 and 2
Thursday, November 25, 2010      7 comments

We're visiting family. There will be about 18 people for dinner. BIL made a table of plywood and sawhorses. He doesn't like the multiple table thing, he wants everyone at one giant table. Which he sets up in the living room. So that th... Read more

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