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Posts Made By: ThankaTchr
Board: Retired Teachers 06-25-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
and singing the theme song...

"A horse is a horse, of course of course..."
Board: Retired Teachers 05-10-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
We loved it and so will you!!

Preparedness is 9/10ths of the law (?) Whatever!! You will have so much fun despite any thing life throws at you! You are an X-teacher for goodness sakes!!
Board: Retired Teachers 04-20-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
"Did your feelings of wanting to go back

disappear?" Uhhhmmm...like painting water on cement to teach a lesson on evaporation to kinders... it's gone by next recess. You will find an outlet and it will fade. List all the pros and cons of...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-20-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Glad to hear that "travelingfar"

I am a "gentile" but just celebrated our seder meal with friends down the street. DH is getting his Easter Massage tomorrow afternoon, too. (BTW I grew up Episcopalian) Celebrations all around!!
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Probably the people on the other end

of the phone didn't listen to their teachers when they were in school! NOT problem-solvers, eh? LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
I smiled too Renea---

and thought about it just last night as I poured a never-been-opened Nyquil bottle to sleep by. Ahhhhh....the joys of not getting up and going in "half-way-healthy" LOL LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 03-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Just-in-case towels

were what I had the last BIG RAIN storm. Luckily I was home (retired) and noticed a drip-drip-drip between our patio cover and living room doors. Had a roof guy out in no time (and who did extra work...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
I don't see how they could even be considered

independent contractors b/c (through my DH self-employed business) the language is written so that "contractors" are under no one's expectations but their own, therefore the P or any other person...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Minnesota weather won't change overnight

(my in-laws are all from Minnesota) So I agree that although med insurance may drive our care, so does weather. Bundle the whole family up and get home safely-and the love will continue!!
Board: The VENT 01-29-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Sugar coating doesn't even work with Ps...

My P asked me whether I was OK or not (trying to focus on 'me' before going on about what the kids needed) Then she proceeded to tell me what they needed, after I was doing everything she said daily...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Dear Swollen...

your parents and colleagues are important and appreciate your being honest. Tell your P in "abbreviated emails" what she wants to here. Make them 2 different emails! Give them each what they are...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-14-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Musiclover-you said it all...

no more "putting family last" I love that the MOST! I can watch grandkids while mom and dad tour new schools on a Saturday. Or go with my DD to a school in question on a week day!
Board: Retired Teachers 12-31-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Coopsgranny said it all...

She loves her job as a receptionist at a credit union! So if you still need to work, or have structure, or routine (even finances) go for it. Then make sure you update us here LOL!
Board: Career Decisions 12-24-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Preschool attached to the K-12 program?

may have benefits. Look around your area. I am retired (my last 5 years were grade 2) but I started out in preschool and loved it. They are more needy but I totally believe in the "First 5" years of...
Board: The VENT 12-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
My DH is self-employed

and sending a 2nd invoice is NO BIG DEAL at all! It is definitely a scam b/c the 1st bill can (and maybe will) get lost in the mail. Report it or not- But let DH handle it and have a relaxing glass...
Board: The VENT 11-23-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
This is the exact time I retired...

and I sent an email thanking the staff for many great years (over TG break). I also told my P in an email and thanked her for all she had done for me. Family issues and other circumstances made it a...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-21-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
99% and I only missed one French film too...

99% and I only missed one French film too Keltimom. Thank goodness my DH LOVES old westerns!
Board: Retired Teachers 11-21-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
How many Von's visits?

How many Von's visits?
Board: Retired Teachers 11-10-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
and my first post was for a Behavior Chart

back in my Kindergarten years! I love PT (FB doesn't cut it) and I even read in some group of PPs that THIS was a "social media" group. (I never knew) am I dating myself LOL LOL LOL?
Board: Creative Outlet 11-06-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
I want to upholster!!

Haven't yet but I want to take a class and upholster some things around the house. Maybe get my sewing machine up and running too.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-05-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Our dishwasher is on the blink so....

I DAILY wash dishes. but otherwise I am a "whenever" person. Get to the laundry, floors, whenever they need it- but do chores at least once a week.
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
DH and I have done both...

Handed out candy with scary music AND hid in our house with TV and lights low (even with a towel over our glass front door) pretending not to be home. He is resting from a surgery so we will probably...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
I used to have a house cleaner...

and loved the "sanitary" feel of the bathrooms once a month. But since retired, I am saving $ by doing it myself. I also noticed (with several different house cleaners) things were getting done not...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Anansi is right

It's all on YOUR terms. I am close proximity to my DD, so I watch them on a weekly (occasional) time until there is a set schedule with the 2 kids (4 and 1). But my recently retired friend has a DD...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-28-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ThankaTchr
Oh Ireland!!!

You will have a great time. WE DID!!! We skipped Dublin and flew straight into Shannon ONLY because we had 2 weeks and wanted a country feel. (Dublin is full of big architectural feats and the...



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