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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, February 2, 2008

My Bichon Frise

I had my Bichon groomed today. Boy did he need it! He had to be cut very short because he had some pretty bad mats in his hair so I bought him a little jacket to wear outside till he grows out some. He looks great! It took them 5 hours to get him back in shape. Poor baby.

I also went and had my windshield wiper motor fixed at the service center. I have been there 3 times for different things and each time they had to order parts. Today was no different.

Both my parents have a bad cold so I have been checking in on them a lot.
I hope they feel better soon. I hope I feel better soon too.

What'd you think of LOST the other night? Tell me!

Friday, February 1, 2008


I am so glad it is Friday! I have had a very long tiring week. I guess with wondering what is going on with me right now, it has taken its toll. Worrying about health issues takes a lot out of you. I just have to learn how to take time to try not to stress.

I want to share a link with everyone about cyberbullying. This is a big issue with school kids these days. Research has been going on and this site has a lot of answers for parents, teachers, students and everyone. Please visit. It addresses facebook and myspace issues.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I have a question... LOST

I watched the 2 hour episode of LOST last night, and am watching the premiere tonight. I am so glad it is back on! I do have a question though... who is in the coffin that Jack went to see at the funeral home? Any ideas? And do you think Kate is with Sawyer now? How will Jack get back to the island? Will he even get back? I have so many questions! I know I only said I had one, but I can't help it! I am not the only one am I?

Let me know what you think?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Should you charge your doctor?

OK, got up this morning to go to my doctor's appt. Had to be there by 11:00 so I wasn't in a rush. Got a call at 8:45. The doctor had to cancel. Do you think they should be charged like they charge us if we miss an appointment? It would be nice to get a $25 check in the mail with an apology don't you think? I wasn't really upset, I hate to go to this doctor... You know the one... anyway, went to another doctor to find out why I am still in pain from my Kidney infection after being on antibiotics for a week. Left what I needed to leave with them so they could find out if there was still an infection and waited for a call back.

During the wait time I paid a visit to another teacher friend of mine who teaches at a High School on the Beach. She was having her kids do a project about the book that they read using no words. It was very interesting to watch. She brought in some of her scrap booking supplies and it was very cool to watch these big kids go at it. Kids who really don't like to read or have a hard time reading were very engaged in the project. Some of the stuff they did was really good! I met her principal and asked if I could have a job there teaching math. He said, you never know!

I used to teach High School, and miss it dearly. The kids are so great and so interesting at that age. I miss the athletics as well. Someday I will be able to go back. For now, I am fine where I am, in the Middle School. (They are funny as well!)

I am babbling. Anyway, the doctor called back, still have a problem and they referred me to another doctor. I go to him next week. In the meantime, I am taking the pain medication and using the heating pad. Please pray that it is nothing serious. I am kind of scared right now.

LOST starts tonight, can't wait!

I'm gonna sign off now, nite...

PS If you like my new music on the blog, please let me know! Click on it and you can get one for yourself.

Night again...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Taking a Day...

I am taking tomorrow off from work (teaching) to go to Dr. appointments and such. This is the first day all year that I am missing... Oh no, I don't want it to be to much fun! I am probably going to visit my friend at her school, just to see what she's up to after my appointment.

Not much happened today. Went to my WW meeting and lost 1.2 pounds last week! Horaaay! I am on my way!

Can't wait for LOST to start! House is new tonight, thank goodness! Gotta go now...

Peace and Love!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Where Were You When...

I remember when this happened. I was living in the infirmary in College as a night caregiver at the time. It paid my tuition. And I had my own little apartment upstairs. I was in the living room watching TV when it happened. I couldn't believe my eyes... It was so sad... I think about this today and the lives that were lost that day. I am a teacher, and I can only imagine how the young teacher felt as she got the chance to travel into space, only never knowing she would never return. I am sure she was very proud as were her family, friends and students. I will not forget her or any member of that crew. I hope we never have to witness an event like that again in History.

This Day in History

Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart (1986)Seventy-three seconds into its tenth launch, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated, killing everyone on board. Investigators concluded that a failed O-ring, a rubber seal located in the right booster engine, caused a chain reaction that resulted in the external tank's structural failure and the orbiter's ultimate disintegration. The tragic event was captured on film, and within an hour, more than 75% of Americans had heard news of the disaster. Who was Christa McAuliffe? More...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Another Sunday...

I decided not to reinstall XP, but bought a spy sweeper program that caught some cookies and another trojan. Hopefully, that will end my problems. The installer isn't trying to install random things when I start up the laptop now, so that's good.
The only thing left to figure out how to fix is the screen that comes up at the beginning that asks you which XP to start. Any ideas? How do I get rid of the one that doesn't work?

Back to work tomorrow, report cards go home with the kids so I am sure the emails will start coming in for conferences! I love my job! The kids keep me young with what is going on in their lives and the things they enjoy.

One of my Botball members was surprised to learn that I had an airsoft pistol! I told them I wanted to play one day. Really I won't but it would be fun! I really want a wii, but can't afford it right now... maybe when my tax return comes in... who knows? They say it is really good exercise.

I've rambled enough for today, see ya tomorrow!

Had to post again

I took the quiz on bookcentrics blog about finding out what fruit I am. Here are the results:

You Are a Strawberry

You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.

You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.

You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.

Take the quiz!

PS didn't reinstall XP, I chickened out. We will see what happens!