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Near the Beach in Florida, Florida, United States
I am a Middle School Math Teacher. I have been teaching for 24 years. (oh my!) Teaching 6th Graders keeps me very young at heart. I live near the beach in Florida, and enjoy my family and pets. I am a very tech savvy person and like electronic gadgets.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Reinstalling XP tonight

ARRGGGG! I am going to reinstall XP tonight, got a trojan virus that I can't get rid of! What a mess... I hope I can get everything up and running again. Wish me luck!


Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Night Shows

All my Friday night shows are gone! Ghost Whisperer, Moonlight, Numbers! I hope the writer's strike ends soon. I am counting the days till Lost starts again! I downloaded the 1st season on ITunes and plan to watch them again. The IPod is an amazing thing! Got the 80 gig for Christmas and love it! I finally got my I tunes on a seperate 120 gig hard drive and all is well.

What can I do now? I am going to read Twilight, hope to finish it this weekend to start the second book after that. I am going to continue to blog daily. And continue to put the heating pad on my back.

I am reading how others are feeling crumey, glad I am not the only one! Get Well soon everyone!

Peace and Love!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Feeling a little better

I am finally feeling a little better today. I am sitting with a heating pad on my back now, hoping for some more relief. Kidney infections are not fun and I don't wish one on anyone.

Tomorrow is a planning day, and I plan on doing a lot of organizing in the classroom. Goodness, I don't look forward to that.

I am watching Inside Edition right now, and they are covering Heath Ledger's death. I can not believe that he is gone. Were there warning signs? From what I can see, I think so. Why didn't anyone try to get him help? It saddens me to see such a young promising young man leave the earth like that. I hope people will learn something from all this. R.I.P.

Here's something to ponder:

Why isn't phonic spelled the way it sounds?

This Day in History

Hitchcock Releases First Film, The Pleasure Garden (1927)Alfred Hitchcock was an iconic English-American director and producer and a master of the suspense thriller genre. Hitchcock directed more than 50 feature films during his 60 year career. His pioneering style, which uses suspense and voyeurism to draw the audience members into the film's action and blur the line between reality and fiction, has made him one of the most popular directors of all time. Hitchcock made frequent cameo appearances in his films and can often be seen carrying what?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Good Day

Had a good day at school today. Report cards are coming out next week and the grades are posted. I can't believe the quarter is over. The kids were very attentive today, and I was appreciative. I think they can sense that I am not feeling well. I love kids!

Have you ever seen one car in the median of the road turned on it's side? Just one car... I passed as the firetruck was pulling up. It was scary. I could not see anyone from the car and it makes me wonder if they made it. I worry a lot about people. It was on my mind all day. I haven't seen anything on the news about it so maybe all was OK. I PRAY that it was and is. Life is so fragile.

On a lighter note, here's something to ponder:

Does fuzzy logic tickle?

Peace and Love!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Still Hurting...

How long does it take for antibiotics to kick in and start working? The pain medicine for my kidney infection the doctor gave me isn't working! This is miserable! Any suggestions for any relief from anyone out there?

I restarted Weight Watchers today and am very excited! I am one of those people who needs to attend meetings and has not been very successful 0n my own since our group ended at school last summer. I'll keep posting my weight loss as it happens... Stay tuned!

I will just keep this picture around to keep me on track: take a look! It's a 5 pound Hershey's Bar! It sells for $49.99 at the Cracker Barrell!

Monday, January 21, 2008

My First CT Scan

Tried to post with Sheba in my lap... Here's what she looks like...

I went to the Doctor today to see about the pain I have been having since Christmas. He checked me out, told me to go to the Hospital for a Renal CT Scan STAT! Talk about being scared! I went to the outpatient, and they took me right in. Had the scan and was told that I should be hearing from the doctor soon. The doctor told me that I may have kidney stones, or some sort of kidney/bladder infection before I left, so I was anxiously awaiting his call.

After the scan, I called my dad to tell him what the doctor had said and he told me "I have an extra kidney if you need it". That didn't help matters much!

I got a call from the doctor as I was going into Target to get my prescriptions filled. He gave me an antibiotic and some darvaset for pain. (I am in a lot of pain). I was told that I don't have kidney stones, but I have gallstones! What a shocker! He thinks it is just an infection right now, so I have to see if the antibiotics do the trick. I asked him about the gallstones, and he said if you are not showing symptoms, we won't worry about them right now. WHEW!

So, that was my day... Oh, it started raining and I went to turn on the wipers, guess what, they didn't work! Took the car to the dealer, they said I needed a motor. They didn't have any. So, while filling the prescriptions, I got some rainex and put it on the windshield. Hope it works.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunny Cool Sunday

Today is a much better day! It is bright, breezey and cool...(50ish). I am into my book Twilight. It is soooo good! When I start reading it, I can't put it down. The dog gets into my lap, the black cat sits on my chest, and I read. It is wonderful!

My rocks came out ok. They got much smaller than I anticipated however. The rubies are redder, and the emeralds are a shocking beautiful green. I should have let them polish more at the end. I will experiment on the bigger gems in a few days.
Enjoy your weekend and have a great week!

Things to Ponder...

Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out it's nose?