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Posts Made By: lisa53
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-18-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By lisa53
Saying a quick prayer for your son's success! ...

Saying a quick prayer for your son's success! Please keep us posted.

I have two degrees from Michigan...BS and MS. I loved going to school there. Ann Arbor is a happening town!

Go BLUE!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-18-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By lisa53
So sad for your ex. I am FB friends with the...

So sad for your ex.

I am FB friends with the guy I lived with in college, back in the 70s. Ancient history, I know! We separated when we joined the Peace Corps...I went to Ghana, and he went to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-17-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By lisa53
Health insurance is usually the big sticking...

Health insurance is usually the big sticking point. I retired at 62 and have been paying more than half my pension for health insurance. A year from now, both dh and I will be on Medicare, and we...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-16-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lisa53
And whatever happened to our understanding of the...

And whatever happened to our understanding of the 12 days of Christmas? (Starts with Christmas Day and goes through Epiphany, January 6....but nobody is still celebrating Christmas on in early...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-15-2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By lisa53
Swish some peroxide around i your mouth for the...

Swish some peroxide around i your mouth for the canker sores. That helps me..

Put your feet up, above your heart, to reduce the swelling. Use a firm pillow or bolster to put your feet up when...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-13-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
If you are affiliated with a church, they may...

If you are affiliated with a church, they may have counseling (which can vary a lot...so do your research) or Marriage Encounter weekends...or some other marriage enrichment program.

You donít...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-13-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lisa53
Itís not about the money, for sure...I have...

Itís not about the money, for sure...I have helped dd quite a bit after her divorce, so she has had her share of my money!

I just donít anyone to feel they missed out on the fun of unwrapping...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-13-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lisa53
Balancing Christmas gifts

Our kids will be here for Christmas gifts, and also a couple of international students. My gift plan:

1. Ds, age 35: We gave him money a few months ago to purchase a gun safe, with the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-13-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
How old is he? My dh is in a similar...

How old is he?

My dh is in a similar circumstance. Since he is old enough to take Social Security (I think the minimum age is 60Ėhe is 63) we signed him up immediately for SS. It was very quick...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-13-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
We were allowed to wear slacks or ski pants under...

We were allowed to wear slacks or ski pants under our skirts on the way to and from school. We wore heavy tights if we were too cool to wear those fleece stirrup pants that our moms wore. But in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-13-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lisa53
Amiga, everyone has to do what works for them. I...

Amiga, everyone has to do what works for them. I am a scientist, so I find data collection and identifying trends to be helpful. For me, it wouldnít be about wallowing, but rather about a simple...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-13-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lisa53
Getting through grief

Joe Biden was interviewed on TV this morning, and he shared an idea that I think could be helpful. There are so many folks on here dealing with grief—including me—that I thought it would be worth...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-13-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
Short term couples counseling could help get to...

Short term couples counseling could help get to the bottom of the issues and give both of you some perspective.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-12-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By lisa53
You can bring a pet without a carrier on a plane?...

You can bring a pet without a carrier on a plane? Iím bringing my pet snake next time!<!--eyebrow-->LOL

I would never take a cat anywhere, especially without a carrier. Really? I love kitties,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-12-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By lisa53
On Sunday I went to the Spanish Mass at the local...

On Sunday I went to the Spanish Mass at the local shrine. After Mass, a woman from Honduras brought what she called "Christmas cake". It was definitely fruitcake, but she had made it herself. It...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-12-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
I will be watching this thread...I have long...

I will be watching this thread...I have long curly hair and lots of frizz...I am very low maintenance, generally, so I just live with it, but if I found a good product, I would use it.
Board: Retired Teachers 12-12-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By lisa53
I still keep lists (because I have done so...

I still keep lists (because I have done so habitually since I was in junior high school), but nowadays, I can actually finish my list for the day by early afternoon! So the rest of my time is my own...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-12-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
Snow days...do you remember?

Do you have any traditions or superstitions about snow days? <!--snowflake--> Any memories of a special snow day? <!--paperflakes-->

I was just remembering how I used to tell students to be sure...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-11-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
Snow day!

<!--snowflake-->Our local schools have already posted a closing for tomorrow!<!--snowflake-->

Iím retired, but somehow the thrill of a snow day is still there...:confused:

I was planning to go...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-10-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By lisa53
Be proud! You have taken adulthood to a new...

Be proud! You have taken adulthood to a new level by learning to do these things for yourself. I think the older we get, the more we recognize that as grown up as we think we are, we still are not...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-10-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
It's 7:30 am

I am in my office, the sun is barely up, and from the window I can see my neighbor's two boys out playing in the first snow of the season.:D They are making snowballs and then tossing them in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-10-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
We only had an inch. It was ridiculous! We are...

We only had an inch. It was ridiculous! We are in New Hampshire, so it shouldn't be a big surprise to anyone. I think it was pretty icy, though. Looks pretty in the streetlights this morning...
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Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-09-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
Ds works in a tire place. Heíll be busy next...

Ds works in a tire place. Heíll be busy next week! Lots of overtime. Cha-Ching!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-09-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
First snow of the year crazy

The first snow is a little late this year, and apparently New Hampshire drivers have completely forgotten how to drive in the slippery stuff.

The main road through town is closed in two locations...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-09-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By lisa53
When I sub, I get around 10,000 steps while at...

When I sub, I get around 10,000 steps while at work.

When I work at the museum, which has 6 floors and no elevators, on a busy day I get 14,000.

I try to get a total of at least 11-12,000 per...



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