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Posts Made By: xcaped
Board: Retired Teachers 11-06-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By xcaped
Hot Flashes

Mine were terrible and ongoing for the past 16 years although they have eased some. Not only could I steam up my own sunglasses...I could steam up yours too if you were standing close enough. It...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-27-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By xcaped
Those Last 2

I apologize in advance for my sense of humor and levity. If this is a serious topic for you then read no further as I have a few suggestions from the "dark side"

1. Have a colonoscopy

Board: Retired Teachers 09-13-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By xcaped

My first year of teaching I was both broke and stessed to the max. I brought my lunch most days which was a sandwich, and a diet coke.

I was sitting at the lunch table talking and unpacking my...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-20-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By xcaped

We have a 91% totality in Ohio where I live. Its supposed to be partly cloudy. A lot a schools have closed because the 91% totality happens at dismissal time and the kids will be on buses or...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-19-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By xcaped

I LOVE lunch...or rather I love sandwiches made with good bread, slathered with mayo and polished off with some kettle chips and a nice dill pickle. Unfortunately carbs, nor calories are friends of...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-20-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By xcaped
Best Birthday

It was the year I finally turned 18....

I had spent an entire quarter at Ohio State looking longingly at all cool bars and clubs where 18 was the magic age to enter. Never mind drinking, although...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-08-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By xcaped
Beach Favs

I live in Ohio so a trip to the beach is very special for me. I love, love, sitting on the beach in a comfy beach chair and under a serious umbrella. I come prepared with reading material of the...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-01-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By xcaped

I approach FB a lot like I approach PT. I mostly lurk rather than post. If someone sends a friend request and I know that person, at least a little, I accept. The requests from strangers and just...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-24-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By xcaped
Demon Airlines

Passenger "horror" stories are very much trending right now. I expect we will see many more of them. I can see dishonest people staging problems for a free upgrade.
Board: Retired Teachers 04-24-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By xcaped
Glad to Read Updates

I'm glad things are working out for you and am glad when people post updates to let me know whats going on. I'm very glad to see that your son in law in on the mend
Board: Retired Teachers 04-24-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By xcaped
I Hope All Went Well

I had my first and last this year at age 66. The procedure was a piece of cake. The prep was anything but. I should have known that my system would be unlike others. There was a 6 hour delay to...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-15-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By xcaped
Torture Methods

I too ironed my curly frizzy hair. But unlike Lisa who burned her ears I often got my forehead. Fortunately the "straightened" bangs covered the worst of it.

I too slept on orange juice cans and...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-09-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By xcaped

Famous Bumpersticker...

Retirement - Twice as much husband, half as much income

Dh owns his own successful business and is a workaholic. He enjoys getting up and going to his office each day. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-08-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By xcaped
First Car

Was a 1963 VW Beetle that was already ancient when I paid 200 dollars for it. But it had a rebuilt engine and would gallop through anything like a little blue tank. It also had terrible body cancer....
Board: Retired Teachers 04-08-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By xcaped

You're my hero.....

I'm much too chicken, too directionally challenged, and can't back up.

Enjoy !!!
Board: Retired Teachers 04-08-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By xcaped
Leisure Wear

I've found a brand at JCP called Xcerion that is really nice, inexpensive, washes up great, and runs big<!--giggle-->

I 've also gotten great buys at TJMaxx. I like leggins and yoga tights but...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-07-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By xcaped

I had to laugh thinking about the majestic eagle that over time looks more like a buzzard...

Or, my good friends daughter who was given 200 dollars for her 18th birthday and told to use it for...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By xcaped

I love Coldstone. My favorite is chocolate with coconut. I'm sitting here pretending this crappy apple is ice cream. Thanks for the vicarious deliciousness<!--giggle--><!--giggle-->
Board: Retired Teachers 03-20-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By xcaped
Adult Ed

I taught Credit Recovery to young adults ages 18 to 21 for five years. It was a paid part time job through the local Vocational School System. It was all the fun of teaching with none of the bad. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-16-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By xcaped
National Park Pass

DH has one so I do not. I've never needed one. Our Besties also have only one. Whenever we visit National Parks and have two cars we stop and switch couples so everyone plus the vehicles gets in...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-01-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By xcaped
Thanks for the Update

I have been thinking about your SIL and hoping that he was recovering. From your post, that apparently is not the case, at least not yet. It must be very difficult for him to be completely healthy...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-22-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By xcaped

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to your SIL. Hopefully he will continue to improve and recover completely very soon.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-22-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By xcaped
Panty Hose and Blow Dryer

No more girdles, garters, or rollers...Yes..Yes..and He$$ yes
Board: Retired Teachers 02-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By xcaped
I Got A Rock...

No just kidding...

DH came through with my favorite gift these day... an Amazon gift card to buy Kindle books with and a very cute card. He's still working and this is his busiest time of year. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-13-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By xcaped
Memories K - 12

Ironically, my best memories from school in general did not involve classes or learning but those special days, bells, or happenings when we thought we managed to avoid learning. Learning of the...

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