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Posts Made By: cvt
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-04-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cvt
sour grapes

My mom used to make granita with sour fruit. She would blend them and mix with simple sugar, and then freeze it. Every half hour or so she'd stir it with a fork to break up the ice. After 4 or 5...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cvt
pronunciation

I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly, but in Spanish, the vowel I is pronounced as EE, the A as ah (as in father). All Romantic and most Germanic languages have the same pronunciation...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-04-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cvt
plant ID

I like the Seek application. It is free.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cvt
ivy

Could it be kudzu? If so, I'd rip it out. It is a notorious weed that takes over everything.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By cvt
license

I was going to say the same thing.
Board: Retired Teachers 08-02-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cvt
flu shot

I received a notice from Kaiser Permanente that flu shots will be available starting in September.

That's how it has always been with flu shots. They reduce the risk by between 40-60%. Better...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-02-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By cvt
haircut

I agree that it's unfair to single out the hair salons. Both bars and hair/nail salons have been the biggest culprits in Covid outbreaks.

Here in San Diego bars can only operate if customers sit...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-02-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cvt
mask infection

I hope the cream works for him. The problem with many masks is that they tend to get wet the longer they are worn. Is it possible for him to change masks every few hours? That would require having 4...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cvt
kid masks

If you sew you can make a kid mask yourself. I have a great pattern. I recently made several for my 9-year old granddaughter, and they fit perfectly. You can modify the pattern for your 5 year old by...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By cvt
air conditioning

We don't have A/C and don't need it. Ocean breezes are enough to cool us, and when it does get warmer (75º-77ºF), it is primarily dry heat. We also have at the most 1-2 weeks of higher humidity and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By cvt
wealthy

Where I live, the wealthy people (multi-millionaires and billionaires) send their kids to private schools that cost $40K+. They can afford to pay for private teachers and private everything. They are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By cvt
liability

I wonder about liability issues when hiring someone to be with children. I can see why privileged parents would hire teachers, as they have been vetted.

I frankly worry more about the students in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By cvt
1. candles? favorite brand? Only unscented...

1. candles? favorite brand? Only unscented candles. We light one every evening at the dinner table. Cost Plus World Market has inexpensive ones that don't bend and make a mess.
2. a theme? No
3....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 53
 
Posted By cvt
books

I love non-fiction, and have a stack by my bedside. Right now I am reading these three books:

•A slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction by Terry Pratchett
•Sapiens: A Brief History of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cvt
books

I put them on Goodreads and list them as "want to read."
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cvt
medical office

I can't believe someone working in a medical office would not be wearing a mask. I had a routine checkup last week, and every single person working in the building wore a mask. Some even wore two...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cvt
oxygen meter

Back in March I ordered a battery operated sensor from Amazon for about $30. I received two due to some problem in delivery time, and the company said I could keep the extra one. From my experience I...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-27-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cvt
retired

I realized I was retired when I turned in the keys of my classroom, the teachers' restrooms, my desk and the entrance of the school.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By cvt
black lentil soup

DH has been doing most of the grocery shopping since the pandemic started. He brought home tiny black lentils, and I am making lentil soup with some of the greens that I have in my fridge (collards,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-27-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cvt
metal nose strips

Wow! Thanks for this post. I wish I had known about this before. I just sent 12 masks to my DD#2 and family. I used gardening twist ties, but I'm sure they won't last.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-26-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cvt
lewis

I was going to let this image stand by itself, but PT required at least 10 characters.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-26-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By cvt
learned

I have learned
•how to make 4 different types of face masks
•how to grow all different types of sprouts (for eating) in a jar
•that I can very gradually go back to jogging without injuries
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cvt
berries

I am so jealous of all of you who can just go berry picking. I don't have anything like that nearby, and my blackberry bush never produced any fruit. It's been growing for at least 4 years but it has...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By cvt
glass

I have a large glass top coffee table. I use window cleaner to clean it. Easy to maintain. Just make sure you don't put scratchy things on top if you don't want scratches.
ETA: I don't have kids but...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By cvt
gym

The gyms here opened but are now closed again because of the skyrocketing Covid cases in California. I have canceled my membership because I don't think I will be able to go for at least a year.



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