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Posts Made By: Paddlegurl
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-09-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
We are in a place in my province where I feel...

We are in a place in my province where I feel fairly safe resuming normal activities. There have only been a handful of cases in the last 6 weeks, most of them people who traveled from other regions...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-09-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
When it was still cold enough to wear a coat, I...

When it was still cold enough to wear a coat, I left my purse in the car and just carried my credit card, phone and keys in my jacket pocket.

These days, I carry a small cross-body purse. I had...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-07-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 150
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
You and your family are in my thoughts and...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 83
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I am so sorry to hear this. You and your family...

I am so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 143
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I am so sorry for your loss. You, Gabe and the...

I am so sorry for your loss. You, Gabe and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 53
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I do have a checkbook, though I can't remember...

I do have a checkbook, though I can't remember the last time I actually wrote a check. Most of the things I used to use checks for I now e-transfer the money - hair cuts, car body shop, etc.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I forgot it was starting! I am excited to watch...

I forgot it was starting! I am excited to watch if I can ever find the time.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
In a normal year, the next town over has a Canada...

In a normal year, the next town over has a Canada Day festival with a parade, etc, and fireworks. Other towns tend to have them whenever their summer festival is, ours is "Homecoming" in late July. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I've had 2 babies, both with epidurals. I don't...

I've had 2 babies, both with epidurals. I don't think I made much noise at all, other than some heavy breathing when pushing. Even when the pain was bad before the epidural I think I was quite quiet,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
My peonies make me happy! The white one was...

My peonies make me happy! The white one was transplanted several years ago from my grandmother's garden.

I don't recall them ever blooming before Canada Day and it's usually more like the 2nd...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
As a Canadian: It is absolutely KD or Kraft...

As a Canadian:
It is absolutely KD or Kraft Dinner. Not that I have ever eaten it! Macaroni and cheese is homemade.

I use rubber band, elastic ot elastic band interchangeably.

It is definitely...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-23-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I air dry almost all of my clothes too. They go...

I air dry almost all of my clothes too. They go on the clothesline in the summer, and I have 2 drying racks in my finished basement for the rest of the time. The adjustment is that you can only...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-12-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
A couple of big milestones here this week. The...

A couple of big milestones here this week. The baby has learned to army crawl and is all over the place and into everything! And the 3 year old has learned to draw people.

The other ones were too...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-11-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I remember a discussion about this in the staff...

I remember a discussion about this in the staff room not too long ago. The conclusion was that the best solution was to find a babysitter in your own neighborhood! I am lucky to have a number of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-11-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I have used monthly disposables since I started...

I have used monthly disposables since I started wearing contacts in grade 9. I take them out every night, but I can go at least 6 weeks, often longer, before they need to be switched. I have used a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-11-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I have a video baby monitor with fairly good...

I have a video baby monitor with fairly good range. I've never tested how far I can actually go before losing signal.

When the baby is sleeping, my toddler and I are often in the yard or on the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-10-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I am so sick of going through the stress of...

I am so sick of going through the stress of applications and interviews every year. Our hiring system is complicated and unfair, and I can't seem to catch a break. I feel like I must be an awful...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-05-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
Playdate Playground Swimming pool Daycare ...

Playdate
Playground
Swimming pool
Daycare
Baby group
Library
Game night
"Let's go to the mall"
"Going to the city"
"Let's go visit"
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-29-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
We like Stride Rite too. DD's first shoes were...

We like Stride Rite too. DD's first shoes were Geox, which is another good brand. We have actually had good luck with shoes from Carter's too. The Oshkosh Bump Toe line are great- sturdy and hold up...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-27-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I would say it is primarily but not exclusively...

I would say it is primarily but not exclusively Southern. It's not something I see kids wearing in this part of the world.

I belong to some sewing Facebook groups, and I am amazed and impressed at...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-26-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
Ear tubes update

Thank you so much for the reassurance and good thoughts for my daughter's surgery. It went really well!

It wasn't scheduled until 12:30 and that was a long time for a little one to go without...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-26-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I can't decide between a children's bookstore and...

I can't decide between a children's bookstore and a fancy cookie shop - so I guess it could be both!

I am questioning whether my future is in teaching and had a discussion about possible career...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-25-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
I will keep it real here. We have a great space,...

I will keep it real here. We have a great space, with absolutely no decor whatsoever. It is also in desperate need of paint. But right now it serves the purpose as a toddler entertainment zone. The...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-24-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Paddlegurl
My challenging eater is only three, so I don't...

My challenging eater is only three, so I don't have experience with older kids, but some of what I've learned might be applicable.

We add fat to food as much as we can - olive oil, butter, peanut...



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