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Posts Made By: Mme Escargot
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-11-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Gift Exchange for Women

I’m not familiar with a yankee swap. Are there any guidelines? Is the gift supposed to be holiday-themed?

If you can buy anything at all to exchange:

*A super-soft large throw blanket
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-01-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Old Movies

Oh wow...so many to choose from! I grew up watching classic movies.

The Trouble With Angels (Hayley Mills)
The Parent Trap (original with Hayley Mills)

Pillow Talk (Doris Day)
Move Over,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Definitely Yea

I think itís a wonderful idea. So many senior citizens are lonely. Recently in our area, some moms coordinated trick-or-treating at a senior care facility. (The moms provided the candy.) It came...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-10-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Fridge

I had to give up my French door style fridge when we moved 3 years ago. We have a side-by-side now and I *so* miss my roomy old fridge. Everything feels so cramped in my side-by-side, and stuff gets...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-04-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Cats and Christmas trees

Whatever you do, do not put tinsel of any kind on the tree! Cats sometimes ingest it, and it can kill them by strangulating parts of their intestines.

More than just wanting to play with the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Impossible Question

I seem to recall hearing this somewhere before....I want to say it has something to do with one’s own body, like one’s own heartbeat, But I can’t imagine why someone couldn’t tolerate that for longer...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
The Americans

Have you watched The Americans ? SO. GOOD.

It takes place during the 80s, when we’re still in the middle of the Cold War with the USSR, and is about two Soviet spies who are posing as an...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-09-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Friends characters

Phoebe first (because I think sheís the funniest) and Joey next were my favorite characters.

Ross was my least favorite. I just found him annoying and whiny.

I identify the most with Monica...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Wet vs, Dry Food

Copying and pasting my answer from the other thread:

My sister is a cat-specialist vet. She recommends primarily dry food as long as their teeth are healthy, but says to continue giving your cat...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Dry vs. Wet Food

My sister is a cat-specialist vet. She recommends primarily dry food as long as their teeth are healthy, but says to continue giving your cat just a little canned food as a treat a couple of times a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Make Cat Slow Down when Eating

Itís possible that your cat is eating too fast, which then causes him to throw up. Maybe try one of these:...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-13-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
New Kitten Advice

Thank you for taking in that kitty-baby.

1) She should know what to do as far as the litter box; it’s instinctive.

2) Since I don’t know how little she is, I wouldn’t recommend doing any...
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Classic Books for a 9-Year-Old

*Anne of Green Gables (There are 6 more in the series if she likes it.)

*Misty of Chincoteague (if she’s into horses)

*A Little Princess / The Secret Garden / Little Lord Fauntleroy

*Little...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-01-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Facebook Marketplace

When we moved to a new state, I suddenly had all sorts of decorating needs for my new house. I discovered Facebook Marketplace and Facebook Buy / Sell groups, and I love it! I can type in ďnight...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-24-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Lyme Disease

I know you’re undoubtedly upset and worried. I’m so sorry that your son is suffering from health problems; but now that you know what is behind his ongoing health issues, hopefully this can be an...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-22-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Three Word Thursday

I need motivation.

Missing my kid.

Other kidís hurting.

Angry for him.

Am feeling lonely.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-18-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Moving with a cat

My sister is a cat specialist vet, so this advice comes via her.

1) Cats get very stressed when facing a move, and an already-anxious cat even moreso. As soon as things start changing around your...
Board: High School 08-14-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Monsieur...

Fellow French teacher here (20+ years,) though not teaching anymore. I spent only a few days reviewing the previous year’s material, but recycled review into every new lesson I taught them. Word...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-04-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Commercials that make me laugh

There are two I can think of:

1) The Cigna commercials with all the TV doctors...McDreamy stating, ”I have no idea what I’m doing; I’m just a TV doctor.” I laugh every time they say, “Doctor...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Homemade Weed Killer with Salt

Salt in the soil will prevent anything from growing there, even the plants you want. And it can last for many, many years.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-24-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Minimum wage

No worries, Gromit. I was just pointing out the difference between where we live. I requested $50 per day, and she was fine with that. (Now Iím wondering if I could have asked more! Oh well.)
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-24-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Folding Fitted Sheets

Yes. I can fold them so well, I usually canít tell which is the fitted sheet and which is the flat sheet.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-24-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Gromit

Actually, in my state, minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, so that would put it at approximately $50 for a 7-hour day.

$50 per day is also coincidentally what I felt would make it worth my while to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
Little House

I read recently that the book series is being banned in many schools and libraries because of its “racist depiction of Native Americans.” :(
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-22-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mme Escargot
How much would you charge?

Someone on my NextDoor site is looking for a dog-sitter twice a week for 7 hours each —- same two days every week — indefinitely for an elderly (16-year-old) dog that cannot be left alone due to...



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