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Why I like living on a small island (like a small town)
Monday, October 03, 2011      8 comments

It's the kind of place where you run into people you know. Where people know your name. Where you're a regular customer, and people know your order. I ran out at lunch time to do errands as well as pick up some groceries for lunch. First... Read more
Spark People, you made my morning!!!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

I get up early for school - 5:30 AM. It is almost always dark outside, even here at 18 degrees north of the equator. I hate getting up that early. I stumble out to put water up to boil, then turn on the computer and the TV to check weathe... Read more
Apple Facts
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

Don't you think of apples as being all American? Apple pie, apple cider, bobbing for apples, apples from Washington state - all that. Nope, not at all. This info comes from an email advert I received from (and they do have goo... Read more
Dress-down Friday! Are you in jeans??
Friday, September 23, 2011      4 comments

I think this is my favorite Spark article:
id=331 Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse found that, on average, people who wore casual clothes t... Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday afternoon, I made my healthy muffins. These will be my breakfast for the next few weeks. I'm a slow-to-wake-up, grab-and-go kind of person in the morning. I crave carbs and sweet and creamy in the morning - so a muffin or two, full ... Read more
Motivator of the Day!?!
Sunday, September 18, 2011      10 comments

Thank you all for making me Motivator of the Day - what a surprise!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! (And thank you all for motivating me!!!!!)... Read more
Poetry in the morning
Friday, September 16, 2011      3 comments

My Sparkfriend Watermellen started the day - her day and my day - with William Carlos Williams' poem about plums (since she had plums with her breakfast). So I'm sharing a favorite poem, to feed our souls - since we're coming up to the Jewi... Read more
Our hurricane anniversary story
Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

Some of my Sparkie friends know the hurricane anniversary story, but a lot of my friends here don't - so today's blog will be the story of why DH and I celebrate the anniversary of Hurricane Marilyn as the day that we became a couple. We me... Read more
"Who doesn't like children????"
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      9 comments

That's a question I heard as I was walking back from an errand at school. "Who doesn't like children???" One student was asking another, in a big crowd. I said, "Well, there are some people who don't like children very much." The kid looked ... Read more
Flood warnings, but we have school
Monday, September 12, 2011      4 comments

This is a satellite image of Tropical Storm Maria. She is moving west at all of 2 mph. TWO MILES AN HOUR. Tropical storm force winds radiate out from the center for abo... Read more
Our morning adventure
Sunday, September 11, 2011      5 comments

Tropical Storm Maria stretched yesterday, like a cat, from the British Virgin Islands to Venezuela. Overnight, however, she gathered herself together, back into a ball, and actually strengthened and gained another 15 mph winds. But she's... Read more
Weather ups & downs: TS Maria is changing
Saturday, September 10, 2011      4 comments

The good news - she isn't a hurricane. In fact, she has changed shape and likely won't become a hurricane. She has slowed, she has spread. So Tropical Storm Maria now stretches vertically across all of the Caribbean. She hasn't arrived here ... Read more
Just in case you don't hear from me this weekend.....
Friday, September 09, 2011      3 comments

We're expecting a tropical storm - Maria - to pass directly over us later Saturday/Sunday. Shouldn't be too bad, just lots of rain and wind. Power will probably go out, so we have cold food and battery lights at the ready - as well as a contai... Read more
"Festival of Forgotten Vegetables" - I LOVE it!!!
Monday, September 05, 2011      6 comments

This is from a travel ezine I receive, and this week focuses on harvest festivals - this one sounds perfect for us! Forgotten Vegetables In France If there’s a season that kindles nostalgia, it’s fall, a perfect time for the annual ... Read more
Sunday, September 04, 2011      8 comments

DH and I usually go out for bkfst on weekends. And we have a usual place where we go, the kind of place where everyone knows your name and the staff know your order. Today we went somewhere different. Because they have waffles, and I LOVE... Read more

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