Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Ms. I, Dec 28, 2008.
Dec 14, 2013
What's your new schedule, Ms. I? Will you still be at the same school?
Yes MrsC, same school, but I'll only have to drive there 2 days/wk (& the drive isn't exactly around the corner). The other days of the week, I have a couple of projects going on. THIS is the type of schedule I've wanted for a LOOOOOOOONG time!
Our tree is propped in the corner. We inherited this one. The stand was nailed to a board for stability but somehow worked it's way off the nails. Two of the tree legs are off of bent nails still firmly plated in the board. How exactly does that happen? The tree fell over in the middle of the day when the dog was in her cage. We don't have cats or small children, and the stand's nail holes are not rusted through or anything. The nails are all bent at 90 degree angles. I am stumped as to how it happened and what to do to fix it.
Runs--did you have a lot more ornaments on one side than the other? Back when I was a kid my parents had a tree that fell over because it was unbalanced...they balanced it out with more ornaments on the bare side and put a rope around the trunk and nailed the rope to wall to provide even more support.
Having short legs stinks. I've hemmed pants all day.
On the plus side, I'm hemming new pants and taking up shirts and dresses because I've lost 20 pounds.
Congrats, Ima Teacher ....on the 20 pound loss....... Good for you.
Thanks. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I can't take the meds. So, I'm monitoring through diet and exercise. Losing weight will also help me with my surgery in January.
I have 80 more pounds to go to be at my pre-illness weight.
Dec 21, 2013
Yay, I've made it to Christmas break without getting sick!
Me, too, and I'm kinda pleasantly surprised. Since Thanksgiving every day I felt the way I feel right before I get sick: scratchy throat, and having that 'almost sick' feeling, but really nothing hurts, and it's not even uncomfortable, just the feeling of doom... this usually lasts 1 day then I either get sick, or not, but it was never like this. I just kept feeling like that, but never actually got it. The area I live in has really bad air quality and a lot of people have or develop allergies, but so far that hasn't happened
I usually don't get all roweled up over stars and their relationships. But, I was happy to hear that Dwayne Wade finally proposed to Gabrielle Union. I like them as a couple!
Dec 24, 2013
Ah, I just had a lovely Christmas Eve with my parents! They visited me at my place, then we went to the Mercedes dealership to test drive the car my mom will more than likely get, then had a nice early dinner at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants. Nice day!
By, the way, DHE, I like Gabrielle Union as an actress!
Feb 5, 2014
The tree is history. It fell a second time just as we were walking out the door to leave for Christmas vacation with out of town family. Ornaments were not unbalanced. I'm a little crazy about having them evenly spaced. The tree was a hand-me-down and was missing a couple branches when we got it. The base was original to the tree but way to small for the size of the tree. We will be purchasing a new one for next Christmas.
Did someone call out 'Timber!', runs? :lol: at least you'll have funny stories to tell about that tree for years!
Another snow day here in Northern NJ....with a huge storm predicted for Sunday.
Snowy/icy here today too. This is the 2nd storm this week and the 2nd snow day. I wasn't prepared with school work on Monday because of my new policy of not working on planning/grading on weekends. I'm planning to get a lot done today.
I'm tired of snow days. We are into double digits. I've worked two days since Christmas break. At least everyone else got in 7. Today I woke up with pink eye. Now I doubt I'll get to go to a concert with friends tonight. Ugh. Maybe we will work tomorrow, at least.
I want to try herb gardening this year (container style). I'm thinking of growing rosemary, sage, thyme, cilantro, and parsley. Any advice?
Feb 6, 2014
So tired today! I was gone all day on a nice day trip, then worked for 5 hrs. It's now 11:18pm, but I'm not quite sleepy yet. I may watch a little TV for the first time today.
I have tried many times to grow cilantro but it just never took. I would get thin threads of cilantro growing then they would tangle up with eachother or fall over when they got too tall. I don't know what I did wrong but it was just a mess. I will never try to grow cilantro again. Maybe you will have better luck!
Feb 7, 2014
Rosemary does not need much water. Sage gets big and it seems like when I cut the flowers it gets nicer leaves for cooking. Parsley is great, just may bloom and then you may just wait for seeds to plant new parsley. Thyme is super easy. Cilantro was ok for first few weeks and then got flowers so that was not useable. The more you cut herbs the better they get. If you want green onion, just put the white ends of the green onion from the store in dirt, grows in no time. Happy gardening.
I need to put some mulch in my garden or maybe better compost. It would be good to start compost again.
Feb 16, 2014
Ah, it's Sunday afternoon & I'm just relaxing! I haven't had really any homework for grad school lately & it feels so good to not have homework (but it's coming up!)
In my entire adult life, I don't really know what it's like to not have college homework. I'll be glad when I never have any more homework ever again!
My thyme and sage come back every year...rosemary sometimes comes back...bunnies tend to nibble my parsley...haven't tried cilantro, but I always grow basil and at mummers end I make batches of pesto and freeze it. I've never had luck from seed...buy plans at your nursery.
Keep your herb container near your kitchen door...then go out when your cooking with kitchen shears and snip away! You're going to love growing herbs!
Feb 18, 2014
Thanks for the tip. I have seen the seed kits showing up at the stores, and I have been looking to get some. I know there are some herbs that do better from cuttings. I'll look into buying baby plants rather than starting from seeds. My most immediate need is a shelf of some sort I can put in the kitchen to hold the plants until the weather warms enough that I can move them outdoors.
Definitely wait until all chance of frost before moving outside...
They make plant shelves you can hang in a window...
I'm fortunate...I have three greenhouse windows! Only one is too cold for anything right now...plants in the other two are doing awesome...including orchids.
Feb 19, 2014
I have an annual pass, so I'm going to Universal Studios today!
Had a great, but long day! Also grocery shopped at thi store that I've never been to because it's not in my area & watched the movies Lone Survivor & Robocop.
Feb 20, 2014
In just the last two months I've picked up running during the week (swimming on Saturdays) and I've been loving it. I usually hate running because I'm so bad at it, but I'm enjoying it this time around for some reason.
Anyways, my purpose of writing this is my general mood is way better! Even my kids noticed. They're like "wow Mrs. W, you've been so happy!" So not only am I getting stronger, I'm getting happier too!
:thumb: endorphins! Keep it up, lucybelle!
I had my NHS induction tonight and we (all 157 of us) managed to go without any major incidents (one girl singed her hair, but otherwise it was good :lol
Feb 28, 2014
Yay, it's Friday & I'm not going to work. I don't exactly live around the corner from work & it's raining too much. Plus, the news is showing way too many car accidents already this morning.
So did you take a personal or sick day?
I don't get either at the school I'm at. Just said due to weather I'm not going & will make it up next week.
Saw the movies 3 Days to Kill & Non-Stop. Everyone should go see Non-Stop, it was the best movie I've seen in a long time!
I didn't work today either. I had jury duty, and it was over by a little after 10. I picked up a friend in the next town and went to the big city for a day of shopping.
Mar 1, 2014
I just might have jury duty on Monday.
I have to make a Dr. appt. soon so I will ask for the day off in advance. I've never had a day off request denied so it should be fine. Just have to make my appt. as early in the day as possible so I have the rest of the day for myself!
Mar 16, 2014
I have rosemary and cilantro planted (indoors) and purchased seeds for parsley, sweet basil, and oregano. We are also making plans for tomatoes and flower boxes! I can't wait for warmer weather to get here!
I worked in my yard all day yesterday. It was 70 and sunny. I have a sunburn.
It was snowing by early afternoon today, and we are out of school tomorrow!
Mar 17, 2014
That's crazy, Ima!
Apr 4, 2014
People drive me nuts!! Someone at school is doing something that causes my class to get to lunch late...THEN they complain we don't leave the lunch room on time...they never realized THEY were they problem!!! I hear they got a talking to so...
I swore off men after my divorce in 2012. However, I have been talking to a guy for the last few weeks, and I might have changed my mind. Dang it. Always when you least expect it.
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