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Posts Made By: lisa53
Board: Retired Teachers 03-02-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lisa53
Yikes! That is complicated! I donít have much...

Yikes! That is complicated! I donít have much of a ďportfolioĒ though. I can live just fine on Social Security and my pension. I donít think I have to take anything out of my IRA till I am older,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By lisa53
Tori58, snowmobiles are a way of life around...

Tori58, snowmobiles are a way of life around here, but they are not supposed to go on the skating trail. They are heck on skis on our nice rail trail, where I like to walk, so it’s imperative for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By lisa53
I never buy coffee out...I prefer making my own...

I never buy coffee out...I prefer making my own at home. I buy fairly expensive coffee, and drink a cup every morning. I think I spend about a tenth or less of that amount.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By lisa53
Hereís how people in my town....

...are having some winter fun. It’s one of the great things to come out of the pandemic! Outdoor recreation:

https://www.wmur.com/article/monday-march-1st-the-mascoma-ice-trail/35633843

How...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-01-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By lisa53
A year after I retired, dh was diagnosed with...

A year after I retired, dh was diagnosed with cancer, and a year later I was a widow. So I had quite a bit of simplifying to do in that time...

-Moved to a one story smaller home (which was...
Board: The VENT 03-01-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By lisa53
You are at a crossroads, for sure...and I, of...

You are at a crossroads, for sure...and I, of course don't know all the gory details...but...

Consider putting your head down and toughing it out. I've taught under some terrible principals in my...
Board: The VENT 02-27-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By lisa53
I'm a big believer in play time...even for high...

I'm a big believer in play time...even for high school. Kids need to move large muscles, experience social situations, be creative, solve problems (not just math stuff we make up for them), and just...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-27-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By lisa53
I have very nice neighbors. Two young couples...

I have very nice neighbors. Two young couples across the street...one is a former student. One of the couples has indoor cats...Stella goes over there to tease them sometimes. They (both the cats...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-27-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
Amiga, those are cute. If you put your cell...

Amiga, those are cute. If you put your cell phone in one of the cargo pockets, does it sag at the waist on that side? I have some super light cargo "camp" pants from LLBean, but they may as well...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-27-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By lisa53
I am a Leave It Out type. I like the idea of no...

I am a Leave It Out type. I like the idea of no clutter, but...

-if I put my knitting project away, I'll forget I am working on it

-If I put the urgent bill away, I'll forget to pay it on time...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-25-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
I got my first one two days ago. Sore arm, a...

I got my first one two days ago. Sore arm, a little tired and achy. The tired achy feeling might just be my arthritis since a big warm front just came in.

I got Pfizer...7 miles from home at the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-25-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By lisa53
I would want to know at least whether I have...

I would want to know at least whether I have years, months, weeks, or days left. I would want to be sure to have all my affairs in order to make it easier for my family when I am gone.

I think...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-24-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
Very cool! I found a station from Cape Coast,...

Very cool! I found a station from Cape Coast, Ghana, my old Peace Corps town!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-24-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lisa53
I would go and spend the night. You will likely...

I would go and spend the night. You will likely feel more or less OK with the first shot. You parents may feel awful. You will feel better knowing that they are OK.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-24-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By lisa53
I taught chemistry, so lots of stuff in my room...

I taught chemistry, so lots of stuff in my room stayed for lab use.

I culled my files down to one copy of each useful thing, in a binder by unit. I did this as I went along...as soon as we...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-24-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lisa53
Thanks for sharing that information, jazzer! ...

Thanks for sharing that information, jazzer!

I'm not diabetic, but...

As another chocolate lover who is trying to maintain or lose weight, I would like to share another option. It may not be...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-21-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lisa53
I hurt my ankle like that years ago...went to the...

I hurt my ankle like that years ago...went to the Urgent Care. They suggested an X ray to see if it was fractured. I asked how a fracture would alter their treatment plan. It wouldn’t. I declined...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-21-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
While I don’t have a real capsule wardrobe, I...

While I don’t have a real capsule wardrobe, I come close!

-8 pr. Pants. (When I was teaching, it was 6 pair “dress” pants, 2 pr casual...now that I’m retired, it’s the opposite)
-6 tank tops
-8...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By lisa53
Hereís the view I face when at my desk:

Hereís the view I face when at my desk:
Board: The VENT 02-20-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By lisa53
Maybe you could ask him to send those emails you...

Maybe you could ask him to send those emails you sent back to you so you can document that he got them?;)<!--giggle-->
Board: Retired Teachers 02-19-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By lisa53
In the nearly 40 years I have lived in my...

In the nearly 40 years I have lived in my community, it has undergone significant change.

When I first moved here, the schools were marginal at best. The community was a failed mill town, and the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-19-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By lisa53
The house I live in has forced hot air propane...

The house I live in has forced hot air propane heat and a pellet stove. I spend $1000 per year on wood pellets and about the same amount on propane. The propane also heats my water and is used for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-19-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By lisa53
This is ddís cat, Polly, in her glam kitty pose,...

This is ddís cat, Polly, in her glam kitty pose, enjoying the sunbeams.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-17-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By lisa53
Zephie, Iím laughing about the coffee. My eldest...

Zephie, Iím laughing about the coffee. My eldest dd lives near Houston. She says she has no power, but luckily the generous next door neighbor has a generator so they can charge their cell phones...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By lisa53
NO to: -cruises -fancy hotels -cosmetics ...

NO to:
-cruises
-fancy hotels
-cosmetics
-purses
-fashion in general
-Disney
-fancy car
-restaurants
-jewelry



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