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Posts Made By: lisa53
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-20-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
Green is a very soothing color...so that’s a...

Green is a very soothing color...so that’s a great idea. I would not go too dark with the walls...but not pastel, either.

First thing I would do is get rid of the curtains. I would put nice...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-20-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lisa53
I had gone out with friends to see Dr. Zhivago. ...

I had gone out with friends to see Dr. Zhivago. Came home and watched it on TV. I remember it being pretty late, and my younger siblings had been allowed to stay up late to watch. I was 16, and my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
I gave it to them this afternoon. They were very...

I gave it to them this afternoon. They were very touched.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-20-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lisa53
Do you think this is too weird?

My dd and her dh are celebrating their first anniversary tomorrow.

Dh and I had one of those huge candles that you are supposed to burn on your anniversary. Now that he has passed, I have been...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-19-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 48
 
Posted By lisa53
Stella...life imitates art...

Stella...life imitates art...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
How could I live in my town without the town listserv?

Our little town has a listserv. Announcements like the town-wide yard sale or when the water mains are being flushed are made through the listserv. People buy and sell all kinds of things: tires,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57
 
Posted By lisa53
I was 62. Health insurance costs were a major...

I was 62. Health insurance costs were a major factor. I’m surprised at how many of you are retiring in your 50s. I didn’t feel much desire to retire till I was pushing 60...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 52
 
Posted By lisa53
My Aunt Margaret took a fashion design course in...

My Aunt Margaret took a fashion design course in Paris right after WW II, and she designed her wedding dress: slipper satin, sweetheart neckline, covered buttons and loops all the way down the back,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
Silly jokes..

My ds and I love to trade silly jokes. The worse the pun, the better.

Here’s the latest:

What do you get if you boil your funny bone?




A laughing stock!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By lisa53
Please read this before you post!

My initial inclination has been to do as all of you have suggested...Let it go. I’m one of those people who sometimes has trouble setting boundaries, however, and I often am more lenient with my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By lisa53
Zia, I put it in the fridge long before it...

Zia, I put it in the fridge long before it reaches that stage! I like my sauerkraut still a bit crisp and only slightly tart. And I make it in pint sized mason jars...no stench in my kitchen!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By lisa53
Thanks folks! You are right. This is one of...

Thanks folks! You are right. This is one of those times when I need to step back and just let her be the protective mama for awhile. I am not interested in giving her advice, just in helping out...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By lisa53
How do I respond to this?

So, dd is pretty possessive of the new baby. She allows her dh to help with him, but when it comes to me (and others) she is a little over-zealous in being careful of baby’s safety.

If I pick him...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By lisa53
That’s interesting that you can order different...

That’s interesting that you can order different yogurt cultures. I always just use a spoonful of plain yogurt as a starter...never thought about different varieties.

I have used different...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By lisa53
Our food supply is being “messed with” in a...

Our food supply is being “messed with” in a number of ways...but we could address the issues more effectively if we had a more specific understanding of the various methods used and what the impacts...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By lisa53
Like Amiga, I am in my next house...when I move...

Like Amiga, I am in my next house...when I move from here, it will be to assisted living or a nursing home.

It is mostly perfect, but the few flaws it has can be fixed with $$$. I have a grand...
Board: The VENT 07-13-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lisa53
I watched this and thought WTH??? He's talking...

I watched this and thought WTH??? He's talking about teaching kids financial awareness, and then in the next breath about going to a payday lender. Huh?

So I looked up EarnIn, which is the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-13-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By lisa53
Sprite

I have had you and James in my prayers...I will keep him especially in mind on Friday!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By lisa53
Techgrad

Briefly, dd was in labor for 5 days. There were a couple of iffy situations during her labor, but she was assured that all was fine, so she opted for no interventions, wanting an all natural birth...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By lisa53
Baby Jai continued progress

The visiting nurse came to weigh the baby today. She tested for reflexes and said he is presenting as a nearly normal baby. In the hospital, dd was told he had no startle reflex, no gag reflex, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
These all sound delicious! I have lots of...

These all sound delicious! I have lots of arugula in my garden and I have a bulb of fennel, so I decided to make a salad with those items and apple, celery, and grated carrot, with pumpkin seeds for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 48
 
Posted By lisa53
I am omnivorous. There are a few foods I am less...

I am omnivorous. There are a few foods I am less fond of, but I will eat whatever is put in front of me.

Wait...I have a hard time with live termites. <!--eyebrow--> Dead and toasted ones are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-11-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
Potluck inspiration please

I am going to a Welcome Back party for a friend tomorrow. There will be hot dogs, burgers, and chicken. Everyone is invited to bring something to round out the meal.

I would like to bring...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-10-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By lisa53
I had a similar experience to Stargazer, and was...

I had a similar experience to Stargazer, and was grateful to have time to spend with my dh before he passed. You never know what may happen, but it sounds like having some time with your dad would...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-10-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By lisa53
I was able to declutter a room a month with a...

I was able to declutter a room a month with a similar "method". Basically I just vowed to spend a few minutes each day in my worst room. I just picked up items and either put them in the trash,...



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