Monday, May 26, 2008


Sharon recently tagged me for a meme:

The rules: Posted here at the beginning. The player answers all questions. The player then chooses six people you want to know more about and tags those people by listing their names at the end of the post and going to their blog and leaving a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Also, you let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

Ten years ago I was teaching English full time and training teachers how to use technology to enhance classroom instruction. It was a special year....DH,DD and I traveled to San Francisco for a week and enjoyed the trip so much. It was a rather exciting trip since I felt my first earthquake on the 21st floor of our hotel. A dear friend who lives in SF called me to assure me that the quake was just an SF hello. I did not agree; I'd rather deal with hurricanes for sure.

2. What were five things on my to-do list today (not in any particular order)?

The first item was finishing a training manual on How to Create a Web Site for the Classroom. I then went on to enjoy a bit of gardening; I planted some begonias, lobelia, rust colored hen and chicks and more. I'm working on a secret sock and spinning some chocolate Border Leicester fiber for DD that I bought at RI Handspun.
3. What snacks do I enjoy?

My all time favorite snack is very dark chocolate (85%). I also love almonds and ranch flavored peanuts.

4. Where are some places I've lived?

Can't thrill anyone in this department. I've always lived in Little Rhody.

5. What things would I do if I were a billionaire?

I would like to fund the Greg Mortenson's quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan to fight terrorism one school at a time.

Then I would like to develop a think tank of individuals whose sole purpose would be to find ways to renew the world's resources as listed on the Seven Revolutions site and then share them globally.

Finally,I would like to pay off the usual bills that accumulate over a lifetime.

I'm tagging Judy, Laurie, Kathy, Jenny,Sarah, and Carol.
I'm curious about their answers....................

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Commencement 2008

It never fails to impress me that time flies! I haven't posted in a month. I can tell you it's been a tad busy what with work and this and that. DD trod the boards as they say................although she received her doctoral degree in chemistry last August, we all had to wait until last weekend to see her clad in her doctoral robes and celebrate this very special occasion. Here's the moment:

Here's DD and her grandmother. We are all so very proud of her.