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"You aren't as big as you think you are"
Friday, August 10, 2012      7 comments

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
DH laughed at my improvisation
Sunday, August 05, 2012      10 comments

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!!! Examples: I didn't want to spend money on a gym. ... Read more
To the people coming to look at/buy our furniture
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      7 comments

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
Retirement craziness with our government
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      14 comments

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
Sparkie lessons from gardening in the rain
Friday, July 20, 2012      5 comments

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
The universe is flirting with me this week
Thursday, July 19, 2012      9 comments

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
Rest in peace, Ms. Cleo
Monday, July 16, 2012      17 comments

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
One more reason to drink wine
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      8 comments

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:
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Mural photos
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      11 comments

I don't have any photos of the grouted murals, but I thought it would be good to have a recap. Mural #1, the Mission Statement, begun in the 2008-09 school year: Mu... Read more
DH was surprised by how STRONG I am!
Sunday, July 01, 2012      9 comments

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
If you were a character from a novel, who would you be?
Saturday, June 30, 2012      4 comments

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 look like I strangled a cactus
Friday, June 29, 2012      8 comments

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
Wow, I'm almost a celebrity, LOL!
Saturday, June 23, 2012      11 comments

People I barely know saw my photo in the newspaper on Tuesday, and I've had comments all over the place - the pizza shop owner last night; my manicurist; staff and customers at the place where we usually have breakfast on weekends; even the semi... Read more
So here I sit in my undies, in my office.........
Friday, June 22, 2012      8 comments

Yup - 10 AM, I've been at school since 6 AM, a friend met me and we grouted for about 3 hours. I'm hot, sweaty, and even my bra is damp. So I took off my filthy overalls, and I'm Sparking while wearing just a tank top and undies. What c... Read more
My last day of school AND on the cover of the paper!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      14 comments

This photo, from last week, was on the cover of the newspaper today - what a nice note for my last official day of school!!!!! (Of course, I'll be back to grout later on.....) ... Read more

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