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Posts Made By: Ruby tunes
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-22-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Night time thermostat temp

I set the thermostat at 60 which it almost never reaches but if it does, I get up and set it to even lower. It would have to go below 55 for me to let the heater go on. I enjoy cold nights and don't...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-22-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Foto Friday

Foto is the Spanish version of the word. Each photo tells such an interesting story. I love them all. Thanks for sharing!

PS. Amiga, I can't even find your hearing aid in the photo. It is a...
Board: The VENT 11-22-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Learn

We have to cater to parents now because of NCLB which opened a can of worms that continue to affect all public schools. Now, schools are supposed to be run more like a business, and we have to keep...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-21-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Three words

Two days rain
Makes me happy! <!--rain--> <!--rain--> <!--rainbowcloud--> :)

Zia, I hope a plumber arrives soon and the leak is fixed.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-19-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Grateful

I'm especially grateful this year. After a four year search, I found the perfect house and neighborhood for me, and so I was able to move this summer. I miss my country home but living in town is...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-19-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
That's marvelous news!

Welcome once more to the wonderful world of sound! I can "hear" the happiness in your written words. And now to have better balance, too! Win, win! <!--girl1--> <!--boy_waving--> <!--girl2-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Harriet

A friend and I saw it yesterday, and both of us thought it was extremely well done. I especially enjoyed it because years ago I read a biography of Harriet Tubman, and I was amazed at her courage,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Boundaries

Previous posters are right. You can't do everything, nor can you continue to miss work. Your mother is being selfish by demanding that she be taken care of in a manner that will cause you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
I'm sorry, but

I don't believe you! Your statement that you could actually pull out what you needed without effort is just too incredible. In my extensive experience, that has never happened. LOL
Board: The VENT 11-17-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Kahluablast

When did teachers become punching bags for angry kids? Why are teachers now expected to accept being victims of verbal and physical abuse? So sad! And so wrong! :mad:
Allowing abusive behavior...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Romance

I say, if it feels right, go for it! You are both mature adults with similar interests. Enjoy!<!--fall maple-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Accomplishment!

Amiga, what you put together is unusual and very beautiful. Well done! <!--girl1-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
I'm another one

Who agrees with Hifi. I ordered a product (Tepe go-between toothbrushes) directly from the manufacturer and then later ordered more of the same product from Amazon. I noticed a distinct difference...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Hospital stays

Are no fun, that's for sure. I hope everything goes well for you and you can return home soon! Sending healing thoughts....
Board: The VENT 11-10-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
The parent said, "You can't expect him to resolve...

The parent said, "You can't expect him to resolve these issues on his own."

That was your cue to respond with, "He will NEVER learn the skills he needs to stand on his own if HE doesn't start...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-09-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
French door with bottom freezer

I was used to top freezer but the newly remodeled home I purchased came with a French door bottom freezer fridge. I like it but I don't like always having to bend down every time I want to get some...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Downsizing

I recently downsized from a small house on a five acre lot in the country to a somewhat larger house (still only 1350 sq. ft.) but on a much smaller lot (8,000 sq. ft.) in a city of about 45,000. I...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-09-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Your gift

To your son is priceless! You have an amazing skill.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-07-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Thank you, Ed

For a lovely description of the autumn season in your part of the world. <!--fall oak--><!--fall maple-->:)
It always amazes me how different the seasons are in our various corners. I read about...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Like me, or not

There's a great saying in Spanish which, loosely translated, says, "You are not a gold coin to be loved by everybody." I remind myself of this whenever the need arises, and that helps me to just let...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 43
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Favorite books

Anything by Jane Austen, John Grisham, Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, John D. MacDonald, Dick Francis, Walter Mosley, Helen MacInness and too many others to mention. I am a romantic...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Three words

No work today
A/C guys here
Doing major job
Whisper quiet air
Cool and efficient
That's the plan.
Hope it helps
When summer returns.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
Tawaki

Please come back! I've always enjoyed your earthy and pithy posts. :)
Board: The VENT 11-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
No

Absolutely NOT. High stakes testing, data obsession, and over zealous inclusion are ruining our public schools. I would not become a teacher today. It makes me sad to say that.

I taught for 35...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Ruby tunes
EllaKate re frozen cookies

I've frozen cookies many times. I bake them at my cabin and leave them in a Tupperware freezer container so I always have cookies there to welcome me. They taste great right from the freezer or...



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