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Posts Made By: Empty Nester
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-05-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By Empty Nester
Food Splurges

DH and I will only eat fresh wild-caught fish, so we splurge on Alaskan salmon and halibut as well as locally caught sea scallops. Another thing we will pay more for is locally-grown organic fruits...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-22-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By Empty Nester
Wow. Just Wow!!

It infuriates me that this sexist nonsense is still going on. DH and I will be married for 44 years next month and while we were engaged and having our talks about finances, I made it clear that I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-07-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By Empty Nester
So Cute!

She is absolutely adorable! I am finding that in these times of high stress and anxiety, scrolling through pictures and videos of my two grandsons (especially the ones where they are giggling or...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-21-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Empty Nester
Call The Midwife Holiday Special

I was SOOOOOO excited when I saw the commercial about it yesterday!!!<!--shootingstars--> I've already set my DVR to record the special and I absolutely can't wait. Merry Christmas to me ( and any...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-12-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Empty Nester
Mailing Banana Bread

I do this often to send homemade banana bread and/or pumpkin bread to DD and her family who live 3000 miles away. My 5 year-old grandson will call me to request refills when their supply has run...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-28-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Empty Nester
Sees Chocolates

I actually did know that. DD's in-laws were big fans of Sees candies back in the day, so we sent gift boxes to them several times. Both of them now have health issues that prevent them from...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-13-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Empty Nester
New Glasses

That has happened to me in the past when I first started needing bifocals with the lines running across the lenses. I never did get used to those so now I need to have progressive lenses (no lines). ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-06-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Empty Nester
Bogus Phone Calls

We've also been getting those same calls several times a day for the past few weeks. Between those and the political calls (thank God those have stopped since Tuesday!), we've been going bonkers!!...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Empty Nester
Replacing TV... Advice Needed

Our TV in the family room bit the dust yesterday, so DH and I are needing to replace it. It has a 48" screen but we are thinking of going slightly larger for the new one. Our last 3 or 4 TVs have...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Empty Nester
This must be a husband thing. My DH constantly...

This must be a husband thing. My DH constantly tries to pull a switcheroo on me whenever he does the shopping. I'm very specific about writing down the particular brand names for everything when I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Empty Nester
Pantry Moths

Those things are really yucky! As PrivateEyes said, the moths lay their eggs in anything that has grain in it, so think crackers, rice, flour, pasta, oatmeal, cereal, etc. Once I even found some in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-18-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Posted By Empty Nester
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

R.I.P., Madame Justice. You will be greatly missed.:( The wisdom, passion, and integrity that you embodied should serve as a high goal for all to reach for.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-16-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Empty Nester

Have you been on any medications lately? Many have itchiness as a side effect even days, weeks, or months after stopping them. This happened to me a number of years ago after taking some type of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-05-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By Empty Nester
Flu Shots

CVS and Walgreens around here started offering them nearly three weeks ago. I asked my PCP if it was too soon to get mine since we usually get them done in October. She advised doing it by Labor Day...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-17-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 61
Posted By Empty Nester
Sending loving thoughts and prayers for you, your...

Sending loving thoughts and prayers for you, your Mom, and your whole family. I hope that her pain is soon alleviated. <!--apple_blossom--><!--cherryblossem-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Empty Nester
PT Drink

Definitely margaritas on the rocks with a salted rim on the edge of the glass!! Dang those cabana boys are gonna send my heart into atrial fibrillation...if only I were a few years younger!!!!!...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-27-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Empty Nester
Tomato Sandwiches

Oh, yes please!! <!--yummy-->One of my all-time favorite summertime treats is a sandwich made with a tomato fresh out of the garden with a sprinkle of coarse salt, fresh basil, and a drizzle of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 50
Posted By Empty Nester
Puppy Love

Oh wow, that is one seriously adorable little ball of fur. Welcome to the Hokie family, Swift!<!--dog--><!--lovestruck-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-03-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Empty Nester
Update on Baby Jake

Just wanted to relay some very wonderful news. Our newborn grandson, Jake, was released from the NICU early this evening and he has since gone home with his Mom and Dad. In spite of his early...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-28-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By Empty Nester
Prayer Request Update

Thank you all for the positive thoughts and energy that you sent our way. It is with great joy that I announce Baby Jake arrived at 6:14 am, weighing in at 5lbs, 9oz and 19 inches long. DD says that...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-28-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By Empty Nester
Requesting Prayers and Positive Thoughts

DD’s water broke last night and she has been induced. Her blood pressure is elevated and, because she had preeclampsia with her previous pregnancy, the doctors want to avoid the possibility of that...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-15-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Empty Nester
Side Dishes

One favorite side dish that we love at this time of year is Cowboy Caviar (also known as Texas Caviar). It’s super easy to make and is always a huge hit whenever I serve it. You can change up the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-04-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Empty Nester
40th Birthday

Today is DD’s 40th birthday also. Like other posters have stated, I actually loved turning 40. I came into my own as a woman and had more focus on what I wanted to be/do in the next chapter of my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-30-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By Empty Nester
Saturday Survey

1) I used to love amusement park rides when I was younger including roller coasters, tilt-a-whirl, and and other stomach-churning rides. Now I have way too many orthopedic issues and other health...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-17-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Empty Nester
Call The Midwife

I LOVE this show. I binge-watched seasons 1-8 on Netflix last summer and totally got hooked on it. When season 9 started in March, I was so excited and everyone knew that I was unavailable from...

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