Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tumeric tea

I have given up coffee and alcohol for lent.  And trying to get healthier.  Since I cannot drink anything at night, really, except for water with slices (cucumbers, oranges, lemons etc) I am trying some other things.  No, I'm trying not to drink sodas either.  Normal tea has caffeine and defeats the purpose.  Tumeric tea.  This is good for me since the coconut has potassium and can help my leg cramps.  Which I'm getting since I have started working out.  I might use this mix in my morning Chai teas.

from  most seem like this.

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a small sauce pan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. Drink immediately



My daughter purchased this one on the recommendation of Wil Wheaton and his Table Top web series.

The difference in this game it is cooperative.  Nobody "wins", either the group wins or falls apart.  It is not easy to win.  The goal is to stop the spread of disease world wide.  Different players have different abilities, healing, moving freeling, building things faster.  So there is a lot of negotiation.  We have trouble explaining to my husband that there is not "do as I say" power.

My daughter brought it to here school for a lockin and the students enjoyed it.  I would like to have it purchased for mine but the problem is when?  I have approached the local library to see if they would have a table top night.  I will try again later.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


About graphics

There is a vintage poster on the web about Radiographic information.

"The poster is not only still highly informative, it also gives a wonderful glimpse into the time it was made. Just look at the illustrations for the different parts of the spectrum that were allocated for specific uses (note ‘mobile’ in particular)."

This poster, it is too large to put here, goto the original site.  

If I teach physics again, I will use this as the lesson plan.  After they finish a section we put it up.

I finally managed to put it up in class.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Blogger teacher challenge number 1

(So I'm out of Sequence)

What are your goals for this year.

1.  Get the Standards based learning under control.

this changed since we did not go SBE all the way, just the 10th level learners (9th graders)
Then there were too many of them, so I picked up a class.

2.  Use the full classroom.

The moved me out of the lab.  I am using an idea called "math 360" which is simply the students stand and work and I watch.  This can work with the Chemistry class, and the AP is slightly sluggish though they are starting to see the need for it.

Now I am going to slowly move away from worksheets and more Classwork.

3.  Use computer more for class.

With midling results....

4.  Exercise..

yea..right.  well I am starting again.

Groudhog day is a good day for goals.

New a presenter at a conference.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Crafting storage

Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) has several tool boxes.  As a person who works in the prop business he builds many things, for job and pleasure.  Organizing and having is necessary.  He has what he calls First Order Accessability.  Which means he likes things where he sees them.

So I made something for my sewing and crafting.  My husband helped me.  It was my first use of Forsner bits.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


For Christmas I ordered these cool bookmarks.  However, since it started in a foreign country it took time to get here.  These are great.  The finger points to where you are and it adjusting up and down is not difficult. I ordered some for my son and daughter inlaw.  When I opened the box I gave one to my husband.  He got his e reader and put the bookmark on.  "too small"  He was lucky there was nothing heavy by me.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

earth tones

I dress simply, cotton button up shirts, skits etc.  Few patterned stuff aside from strips and few polyester.

So I need to iron things.  My colleagues use steamers to keep their things done.  I'm old school, starch needs to break.

So I spent a little over an hour with this.

Mostly everything that can be pressed, has been pressed.  I ran out of the starch.
Everything is refurbished and crisp.