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Monthly archive February, 2008

Beach Bash Pictures

Life is busy as ever in Dominica with a newsletter deadline looming, plenty of campaigns to optimize, spouse organization committee meetings, and the normal day-to-day grind of cooking and cleaning.  However, there is a wonderful break in sight as we leave for a four day extended weekend in Antigua tomorrow morning.  This of course means...

EXTREME Sailing

The winds are highly favorable for sailing this time of year so we went to Secret Beach with Josh and Krista yesterday.  I would say it was definitely one of our best trips so far for a number of reasons.  The weather was great, I think this was the first time we went and it...

A Very Romantic Date Night

A few weeks ago we had been planning on taking a sailing trip this weekend to Les Saintes and Guadeloupe with the sailing club. Unfortunately, those plans fell through, though we’d be a little too busy this weekend to take the trip anyway! We both have a lot of work to do and we’re going...

It Feels Like Summer School

As I was talking to my friend Whitney today, I made the comparison that my life sort of feels like summer school down here, and the weather is only part of it.  I get up in the morning, make breakfast, and then work a little, write a little, and edit a little.  Then I head...

Spring Has Sprung

It may be February, but in the islands, time seems to unfold in a more fluid pattern. While there are four distinct seasons in Tennessee, everything here stays the same, with temperatures fluctuating no more than a couple degrees in either direction. Now, in Disney movies, which are naturally the main platform for all common...

Beach Bash

With the first mini exam of the second semester over, what better way can you celebrate that feat than by spending the afternoon out in the sun! Andy’s exam lasted from 8 until after 10:30, so we headed over to the beach at about noon. The student government association (SGA) throws a party after the...

An Unfortunate Morning

As it’s the weekend before Andy’s big exam, I always try to do everything I can to keep anything “Dominican” from happening, to keep him happy, healthy, and comfortable.  Alas, such was not the case for me this morning!  I set out to make biscuits and gravy, one of Andy’s favorites, but for some reason...

A Day of Celebration

Last night was, of course, Valentine’s Day and Krista’s birthday so we went out to the Sunset Bay Club, a hotel and restaurant about 30 minutes south of campus. The location is right on the beach with an excellent view of the sunset right over the bay (hence the name), surrounded by palm trees and...

Eeewww… Bugs

I don’t know what it is about this semester, but we’ve had bugs in our house in disgusting numbers.  The windows are open now all the time, but we have screens on them and have covered up all the holes.  I’m not leaving food out and I’m the queen of Lysol and Clorox, so it’s...

A Little Irony, Perhaps?

In yesterday’s post I bemoaned my perpetual temptation to remain housebound against all better judgment and talked all about how I’m a homebody.  My life is indeed a little ironic because today I was out of the house almost the entire day.  I was up at 7 to get ready to go to Roseau, by...

Don’t Fall into the Trap

There’s a dangerous habit that every single Ross spouse I know has the propensity to fall into.  As our husbands, wives, and fiances spend hours in lab, in class, and studying, we often have very little to do besides obsess about cooking and cleaning.  Our significant others get out of the house all the time,...

Updates, Updates, Updates

Andy’s mini is next Monday so our house has become a study zone once more.  As per usual custom, I am about to make my “Study Cupcakes” to maintain an environment with positive reinforcement for studying and a tangible reward for hard work.  This mini, they’ll be chocolate fudge cupcakes with vanilla frosting and sprinkles. ...