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Posts Made By: Paddlegurl
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
That sounds like a great set up! I found Easter...

That sounds like a great set up! I found Easter eggs hard at that age because if it fits in the egg it's small enough to be chokable. Some years just hunting for the eggs was enough!

I found some...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I have a set of clips (just cheapies from Amazon)...

I have a set of clips (just cheapies from Amazon) and I like them better than pins for certain tasks. They are especially useful for projects with gathering - like attaching a skirt to a bodice.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I am doing a Disney themed stitch-along. One nee...

I am doing a Disney themed stitch-along. One nee section of the cross stitch gets released every month.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
Like some other posters, my mom redecorated with...

Like some other posters, my mom redecorated with my input when I was in university (switched the single bed for a double, painted a more mature color.) I moved back in for a year and a half after...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-18-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I used to love reading magazines, but don't find...

I used to love reading magazines, but don't find they hold my attention as much anymore. I am still tempted to buy them but have cut back considerably.

I enjoy: Real Simple, Food Network,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-18-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 57
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I came up with this username in high school, when...

I came up with this username in high school, when I was really into kayaking and thought it was cool to spell girl as gurl. I used it at the time on a figure skating forum and continued to use it as...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
1. What will you do this month to treat yourself?...

1. What will you do this month to treat yourself?
I am on March Break this week and sending my kids to daycare a few days for some me time! I also have some gift cards I plan to spend for some new...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
What state are you in? Nova Scotia, Canada ...

What state are you in?
Nova Scotia, Canada

Do you have a mask mandate in public places?
Yes

If not, do many stores and businesses require them?
N/A

Do restaurants, stores and businesses...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-12-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
This girl loves her mower! She wanted to get it...

This girl loves her mower! She wanted to get it out the next day too, but it wasn't going to get very far with 40cm of snow. <!--snowflake--><!--snowflake--><!--paperflake4-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-12-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
2021 Reading Challenge

Looking for book suggestions!

When I started thinking about a 2021 reading goal, I realized that I wanted to go in a different direction this year. I have put a lot of effort into diversifying my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-08-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
This was also going to be my suggestion. That way...

This was also going to be my suggestion. That way you can "tag team" and know he is supervised. If you think your mom would appreciate seeing him and he would like to see her then I wouldn't let the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-26-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
1.) What is the highest number of pets that you...

1.) What is the highest number of pets that you had at one time?
I think for a brief time we had a cat and a fish, otherwise just 1

2.) Will you have to return any Christmas/holiday gifts?
I got...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-19-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I love wrapping when I'm not rushed and stressed....

I love wrapping when I'm not rushed and stressed. Up until today I had only done the few gifts we had mailed. The kids went to my mom's today and I turned on the music, lit a peppermint candle and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-19-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
1.) Are you waiting for any Christmas gifts to be...

1.) Are you waiting for any Christmas gifts to be delivered by the post office/UPS/etc?
2, but neither are terribly important (a toy for my brother's dog and chocolate for daycare workers)

2.)...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-18-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
A girl, her tree and her moose pajamas. A...

A girl, her tree and her moose pajamas.


A side note for Louise Penny fans - in the latest book, Reine-Marie brings moose and black bear pajamas as a gift for their grand-daughters in Paris. I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-12-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
1. Do you mail out many holiday/Christmas cards? ...

1. Do you mail out many holiday/Christmas cards?
I mail about 40, plus a few more to give out to co-workers, etc. We have lots of far away friends and family who like to see my kids.

2.Do you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-30-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
This is a tradition near and dear to my heart. I...

This is a tradition near and dear to my heart. I got a book about the "Boston Tree" (as we call it) when I was 5, and it sparked a life long interest in the tree and the Halifax Explosion. My...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
DH is a major board game geek, and I like them a...

DH is a major board game geek, and I like them a lot as well. Our favorites for 2 players are:
Jaipur
Carcassonne
Patchwork
Ticket to Ride (There are many variations but Nordic is my personal...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-19-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
Stockings

DH and I have gotten into a rut with each other's Christmas stockings the last few years. We tend just to buy toiletries, a magazine and a few chocolate treats. I declared last year that it was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I live in Canada - I wear socks pretty much daily...

I live in Canada - I wear socks pretty much daily year round!

In the summer I only wear socks if I am wearing sneakers, but I walk almost every day.

I get maybe 2 - 3 months of the school...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
For a change, I didn't have any trouble coming up...

For a change, I didn't have any trouble coming up with a list this year!

A vacuum (going to be our big gift from my parents)
A utensil crock
Craft supplies (Project Life scrapbooking)
A small...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-05-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I don't use it, but Every Dollar was recommended...

I don't use it, but Every Dollar was recommended on a podcast I was listening to today!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I haven't read all of the books (getting there)...

I haven't read all of the books (getting there) but I definitely remember it as a bath mat!

Little inconsistencies like that in a series bug me, though I know that authors and editors are human...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I don't like to decorate until after Remembrance...

I don't like to decorate until after Remembrance Day. Sometimes, that means the afternoon of the 11th after we get back from the service! That is always report card season, so I like to take a break...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I would call myself a moderately skilled sewist....

I would call myself a moderately skilled sewist. Both my mom and grandmother sewed and I did a fair bit of hand sewing as a kid. I got back into it as an adult and got a sewing machine (just a basic...



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