Monday, September 24, 2007

Leilani Emily

Leilani EmilyThe latest addition to the family, Leilani Emily. Another Palauan/Haole, or as Mimi would say another me :) Awaiting the next baby, cousin Jennifer is due in just a couple weeks.

I wish I could see her in person, but I didn't become a teacher for the salary.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Picture viewing

My pictures always look so much better on our macs than on our windows machines. Makes me want to Photoshop everything for the 10th time. Grr...


Baby Chica The latest addition to the household is this little girl. I found her in the middle of a road in CK back in May. She was sitting in the road meowing as loud as she could, and thankfully people were going around her. I drove by, turned around and prayed she hadn't been turned into a pancake on the pavement.She was still there right in the middle of the road, so I stopped and jumped out with a couple cars waiting (fortunately some very patient policemen were right behind me). Pretty ChicaShe hobbled straight for the car, and was so tiny I was able to pick her up in one hand. She was a sick kitten for a while, she had a persistent respritory infection, and eye infections. She was ugly and tough little thing from the start. We have had her for a few months now; she's healthy, happy, and apparently thinks she's a ninja (more on this later).

Above: Chica a few days after bringing her home. Right: Looking much better after a few visits to Dr. Tudor and many many baths.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Aye it's National Talk Like a Pirate Day. So avast me hearties! Have a bottle o' grog and enjoy ye day!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Under a Rock

Ah Blogger it's been over a year, like I've been living under a rock with no internet - only ants. After last summer things just sort of snowballed and my beloved flickr and sporadic Blogger activities fell by the wayside. I finished up my 2 year Montessori Early Childhood certification - woohoo!, still working on my early childhood ed. BA - slowly. Big changes with the Head Start program, my workaholic tendencies (I'm addicted to workahol!) and a new teaching assistant - who is very nice but still new, has meant more responsibility and more stress. It's less than 2 months into the school year and I'm already counting the days until Christmas and a vacation haha.

102 days and counting!

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Children's Hour

It's 6:13 am, and I have finished watching 4 hours of the X-files on TNT. I love that show. The Children's Hour is on TCM. Audry Hepburn and a very young Shirley MacLaine play two friends and headmistresses of a private girls school, who are accused of having a lesbian relationship. It's an interesting movie. The scene where Shirley Maclaine confesses that she really does love her friend "in that way" is very good.

Though I love Sabrina and Roman Holiday so much, I always want to see Audry Hepburn as an ingénue. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is on next, yay!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Another Night Owl

It's summer, which means no work and staying up all night. It always starts gradually, I wake up a little later every day, stay up a little later every night. Not surprisingly there isn't all that much to do at three in the morning. You'd think I'd find something productive to fill all the hours overnight, but not me. I'm not the productive type, at least when not under pressure. Lucky for me though, I'm not the only night owl in my family. Two mornings ago I was still up at 5:00am and was getting hungry. I texted Corin and we decided to get breakfast at the Taste of India Restaurant - they open for breakfast at 6:30am. I got dressed, put a baseball cap on over my poofy morning hair and headed down to pick her up. My cousin Nick decided to tag along so we all headed down to Garapan. We got there only to discover they had changed their opening time to 8:30. Instead of finding somewhere else to eat (I had a taste for some curry and naan) we decided to hang out until opening, an hour and a half. To amuse myself I pulled out my camera and started snapping pictures. The light was very nice I found some interesting stuff, and some stuff found me.

Nick and Corin waiting on one of the covered benches

Corin on one of the covered banches

A lantern in front of Furusato restaurant

A sign on the door to Furusato

A very friendly cat that came up and played with us

See more pictures of our little trip here

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

They Call Her Unproductive

Well, I call myself unproductive lately anyway. So here's my summer to do list, I'm going to stick to it! If I write it it must be true, right?
  • Finish the Mystery Number game (It's been sitting unfinished for a month)
  • Cut up and organize photos for the continent folders
  • Cut up and organize any other photos that may be useful
  • Knit 2 mystery bags
  • Sew bags for children's extra clothes
  • Go through my albums, mark exercises that I haven't made yet
  • Make those exercises (at least the ones that I'll probably put out in the first few months)
  • Print out pages for, and put together the observation binder
Now that I write it, sounds like a lot. I thought I could relax all summer! Ah well, I'll relax when I retire.


I found this exercise on the Montessori Services website. I wish I had the money to buy complete activities, but this looks easy enough to make.
  • 2 Small embroidery hoops with vinyl
  • 2 Metal Yarn Needles
  • Satin cord
  • Beads to tie at the end of the cord
  • Pincushion
  • Basket to hold materials
I love a good project! I'll have to post some pics of the activities I'm making.

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