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Posts Made By: lisa53
Board: The VENT 10-30-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By lisa53
Your per diem is your annual salary divided by...

Your per diem is your annual salary divided by your number of contract teaching days. Multiply your per diem by the number of days of work there have been so far. Now subtract the total (gross) you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-30-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By lisa53
When I say “big brother”, I mean big! Noah just...

When I say “big brother”, I mean big! Noah just passed his 6 foot dad in height. He is proud (and I think dad is too...although he hates to be beaten in any contest...)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-30-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By lisa53
Jai and his big brother Noah. Jai is being a...

Jai and his big brother Noah. Jai is being a pirate with his trusty sidekick, Ross Parrot.
Board: Retired Teachers 10-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By lisa53
Advantages and disadvantages?

Medicare supplement vs Advantage plans...

I have had the AARP United Health care supplement plus a part D supplement and I am not unhappy with them...but I think it’s smart to look into other...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-28-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
It's just me. I do 2-3 loads per week. I do...

It's just me. I do 2-3 loads per week. I do laundry on Saturday, when I am in and out of the house doing outdoor chores and errands.

Load 1: hot water...underwear (not bras, though), cotton...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By lisa53
Answer to Can you guess? thread below

Sonoma wins!

This kid is making money for his private art classes by tying fishing flies and selling them at a local farmstand. Someone from a local sporting goods shop saw them, and now he has a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By lisa53
Talk to those nice people at the funeral home. ...

Talk to those nice people at the funeral home. They help people all the time to figure out what to do next. It”s a disturbing, emotional, life changing time for many people when someone in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By lisa53
I am very traditional. The first Sunday of...

I am very traditional.

The first Sunday of Advent I get out the Advent wreath.

During the next couple weeks I decorate the front porch with lights and greens.

The creche goes up about...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
Can you guess?

Local home school child (age 14) just posted this request on the town listserv:

I am looking for these items:

-white goat hair

-peacock feathers

If anyone has white goats or peacocks,...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-25-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By lisa53
Live Free or Die state here. My town and all...

Live Free or Die state here. My town and all surrounding towns have mask mandates. 100% compliance in the stores, although sometimes I see a nose or two...

I guess we would rather...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By lisa53
Some nice masks. Personal size hand sanitizers...

Some nice masks.
Personal size hand sanitizers (and a big bottle to refill them).
The Plague by Camus...0r some other appropriate book, depending on taste
A board game or card game

If they have...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By lisa53
1. On my back deck I have two wrought iron chairs...

1. On my back deck I have two wrought iron chairs and a little table, a rain gauge, and hummingbird feeder (in summer) or thistle and sunflower seed feeders (in winter). No feeding spring and fall,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lisa53
twinmom95, you can see it on their website, I bet.

twinmom95, you can see it on their website, I bet.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-23-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lisa53
NH friends:

If you watch NH Chronicle on WMUR, they featured Lucky’s Coffee Garage tonight. That’s where my gentleman friend and I had out first date a year ago!:D
Board: Retired Teachers 10-23-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By lisa53
Well, not too much is changing for me. -My...

Well, not too much is changing for me.

-My town has a mask ordinance which almost everyone follows quite well. Same with all nearby towns. I am grocery shopping without fear, and doing...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-23-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By lisa53
Do I win a prize if I have a pet and a grandbaby...

Do I win a prize if I have a pet and a grandbaby in the same picture? The very grouchy and elderly Siamese kitty (who dd was very frightened would not accept a new baby in the family) Polly loves to...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
Irish, we will have to look at that book. I...

Irish, we will have to look at that book.

I have been reading some Thomas Merton...a Trappist monk who studied Buddhism extensively.

Lots of common ground, IMO.
Board: Retired Teachers 10-22-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
LaFish, we usually have theological and...

LaFish, we usually have theological and metaphysical discussions...he is Buddhist and I am Catholic, so there’s plenty of room for talk! It’s amazing how much we actually have in common spiritually....
Board: Retired Teachers 10-22-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
Amiga, not at all. We all had things about...

Amiga, not at all. We all had things about teaching that we were glad to be done with...and things we miss and need to find elsewhere. It would be an interesting discussion to have on the...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-22-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
Amiga, this was an unusually full "teaching" day....

Amiga, this was an unusually full "teaching" day. It helps keep my mind active, and I love interacting with eager motivated learners (which are the only type I encounter nowadays).

I do agree...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-21-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
This is why I never miss teaching...

My phone dinged at 12:15 AM today. <!--eyebrow--> It was my Ghanaian Friendship Family kid (Dartmouth student...he’s a senior this year) asking if I could look over his chemistry homework and help...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-19-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lisa53
Chemistry teacher here, so here's your lesson for...

Chemistry teacher here, so here's your lesson for the day.

WD-40 is a petroleum based product. It's nonpolar, a good lubricant, and coats metal, protecting it from water and salt that can cause...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 87
 
Posted By lisa53
Congratulations, Nancy! I am so happy for you,...

Congratulations, Nancy! I am so happy for you, your dd, and your whole family!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By lisa53
I am reasonably skilled, but lazy! I used to...

I am reasonably skilled, but lazy!

I used to make all my clothes in high school and college. That was back when that was the economical thing to do...in the 1960s and 70s.

I made all my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lisa53
I mentioned this to my son, and he said,”You mean...

I mentioned this to my son, and he said,”You mean the word that starts with s and ends with w and has a big NO in the middle?”<!--giggle-->

He works for a tire company. They got slammed this...



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