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Priscilla Feb 26 2013 06:57 AM

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Heck, I understood that perfectly, Maw! And, thanks!:D

Hans Feb 26 2013 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Priscilla (Post 186324)
I QUIT. My job, that is. Now officially retired and loving it! I've worked in daycare for more than 20 years and it was time to be "all done". If I could dance I'd be all over the place like Ginger Rogers! :D

Completely missed this announcement! Sorry.

I wish you a happy retirement, dear. I'll be joining you (in retirement) in a mere 12 years *sigh* :)

Priscilla Feb 26 2013 11:51 AM

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That's okay! And, I'm thinking of it more as "quitting" to do other things. Things that may not bring in any money but that give me a great deal of pleasure. After more than 20 years taking care of other people's children for almost no pay ($12 an hour was the most I ever got), I think I can take the rest of my life doing things (like sewing, reading, watching movies AND sewing) that I will really enjoy! :D

mawra Feb 26 2013 09:31 PM

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I hope you have fun not working, Priscilla.

I have hijacked Kibby's computer, for a few minutes, until she claims it back. I have been reading post, I just can't post. None of the keys on the right side of my comuter are working right. They all come up as numbers.

BYE until I can take over Kibby's computer again.

P'ter Feb 27 2013 09:49 AM

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I got made redundant 4 years ago and hate it. I'm still looking for more work (at 70). At present I teach swimming/life-saving/snorkelling a couple of hours as week.

I'm trying to get into Birmingham University to do a degree in history.

Lanen Feb 28 2013 04:30 PM

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P'ter - have you considered the Open University? They do need tutors/ lecturers from time to time...

mawra Feb 28 2013 05:49 PM

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I am helping Kibby to make a list of all she has done, accomlished in the last 4 years so she can apply for scholarships and stuff. I also need to make up a transcript, which I have no idea how to do and a grade point average. I have never given her grades, she works on a project, assignment until she knows how to do it correctly. Then we move on.

At the best of times I am a BAD record keeper, after moving twice I have no idea where her school work is.

P'ter Mar 2 2013 10:19 AM

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Lanen: I'm trying to go as a student not a lecturer (better late than never).

I looked at the Open Uni history course and didn't like the syllabus. Basically the first year seems to be a lot of art history and criticism except for 'the importance of Cleopatra'.

Ideally I'd like to study at either Bristol or Southampton where you can do a degree in History AND Geography together, but I don't really want to be that far from my divorced daughter who still needs a lot of help with her offspring.

By the way; lovely to hear from you two again. How's the writing going? When is Hans going to update your website?

AnnMarie Mar 4 2013 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by mawra (Post 186377)
I am helping Kibby to make a list of all she has done, accomlished in the last 4 years so she can apply for scholarships and stuff. I also need to make up a transcript, which I have no idea how to do and a grade point average. I have never given her grades, she works on a project, assignment until she knows how to do it correctly. Then we move on.

At the best of times I am a BAD record keeper, after moving twice I have no idea where her school work is.

Unless Kibby was Home Schooled (and I honestly don't remember right now) you don't make up the transcript, you get it sent from the high school to the colleges. A transcript is a list of her classes and their level of difficulty ( eg: basic vrs Regents vrs honors) and her grades for each. Also includes any clubs and other extra curricular activities she was involved in.

granath Mar 5 2013 12:02 PM

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Got a new computer today. Works fine, but for some reason I didn't manage to transfer my bookmarks...

AnnMarie Mar 6 2013 02:51 PM

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Spent FIVE HOURS grocery shopping this morning. We got our Federal check in, so it was time to stock up. Let's just say, as beat as I am right now, I am also pleased by the fact I won't need a major shop until fall!

Priscilla Mar 6 2013 03:01 PM

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Wow! Do you buy in bulk things that are non-perishable? I could not imagine shopping like that, but it's just the two of us.

Anneli Mar 6 2013 05:28 PM

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AnnMarie, could you translate that for us this side of the pond, please? What is a Federal check? Thanks :)

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Originally Posted by AnnMarie (Post 186437)
Spent FIVE HOURS grocery shopping this morning. We got our Federal check in, so it was time to stock up. Let's just say, as beat as I am right now, I am also pleased by the fact I won't need a major shop until fall!


Priscilla Mar 6 2013 08:17 PM

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Maybe income tax refund check? The ladies at the grocery store checkout counters would miss me if I stayed away too long! :notme::lol:

mawra Mar 6 2013 09:48 PM

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AnneMarie, Kibby is homeschooled that is the problem. I have not kept good records nor did I give out grades. Kibby worked until she got it all correct and understood the subject then moved on. She does need more math and spelling. Now I am trying to remember what she has done for the last 4 years.

Mom, Kibby and I will spend 4-5 hours shoping once a month mostly at Wal-Mart. Monthly shoping can get stressful. Mom and Kibby usually gets into an argument at least once.

AnnMarie Mar 6 2013 10:31 PM

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Federal Income Tax refund. Yeah, Priscilla. I buy some things in bulk. I filled the upright freezer with meat, veggies, ravioli, and butter. Get it while I can.

Mawra, did she take the SATs? That may help. In NY and Pa, the state sets the curriculum, and provides standard tests, so records are kept for college bound students.

Lanen Mar 7 2013 10:39 AM

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P'ter, Hans will update my website as soon as the lazy cow whose website it is sends him something to update it WITH. Mea culpa. I hope, soon, to post a wee fragment from the new book that won't find a home elsewhere (there are always these spare bits and pieces!). Still working on it.

mawra Mar 7 2013 10:41 AM

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She did not take the SATs. She will be going to a 2 year college first, I am hoping othe colleges will look at what she does there instead of high school.

mara Mar 7 2013 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Lanen (Post 186453)
P'ter, Hans will update my website as soon as the lazy cow whose website it is sends him something to update it WITH. Mea culpa. I hope, soon, to post a wee fragment from the new book that won't find a home elsewhere (there are always these spare bits and pieces!). Still working on it.

OH I am looking forward to it!!!

Moonlady Mar 7 2013 10:34 PM

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Ds#1 ran his first track meet and ran a mile in 5 min 23 sec. He may make it through his first year of school without being suspended. :bouncy: He'll have made it through a year of school without giving into his personal desire to escape the pressures of school.

Ds#2 is finally 5 ft tall.... yeah he grew a few inches... We still have specialist to see to determine if he is growing enough with out surgery but after two years of no growth it feels amazing to hear 5 ft.

Hans Mar 8 2013 06:54 AM

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I'll probably be absent for a few days. Yesterday morning my dear mother-in-law died unexpectedly. Although suffering from a heart condition for much over 16 years (when she got a new heart valve thingy) and despite the fact she'd been in the hospital and released only last Tuesday, her death came as a surprise. She was 81 years old. She and my father-in-law where a very close couple, so he's pretty shook up. The cremation is coming Wednesday.
My wife is handling it pretty well. In a way we did saw it coming of course but somehow you just can't prepare for the fact. I'm more affected than I would have thought, she was a very kind person, always caring, always focused on your wishes and well being. A real mother.

mara Mar 8 2013 07:02 AM

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gecondoleerd Hans en natuurlijk ook je gezin. Het is altijd onverwacht, hoe duidelijk je van te voren ook weet dat het eraan zit te komen.

Priscilla Mar 8 2013 07:18 AM

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I'm so sorry, Hans. You'll be in my thoughts, dear H.B.

Kat Mar 8 2013 08:11 AM

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My condolences.

Allen Mar 8 2013 08:23 AM

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Hans, my heart goes out to your wife and to you.

P'ter Mar 8 2013 08:54 AM

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@Hans: Sympathies to you and Marjon. Try to remember the good times.

@Lanen: there's a good girl. :D

Priscilla Mar 8 2013 10:32 AM

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We have snow. Again. All the schools are closed and I have made a snow man. I hope it is my last one of the season because we are really ready for Spring. :brow:

Lily Mar 8 2013 02:52 PM

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My condolences, Hans. As you say, no matter how much expected it's always a shock when you actually lose someone :group:

kc Mar 9 2013 06:29 AM

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:group: for Marjon and Hans at this sad time

mawra Mar 9 2013 06:39 AM

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@ Hans, am sorry for your loss, :group:

AnnMarie Mar 9 2013 01:45 PM

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:group: Hans and Marjon

kevia Mar 9 2013 06:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Hans (Post 186461)
I'll probably be absent for a few days. Yesterday morning my dear mother-in-law died unexpectedly. Although suffering from a heart condition for much over 16 years (when she got a new heart valve thingy) and despite the fact she'd been in the hospital and released only last Tuesday, her death came as a surprise. She was 81 years old. She and my father-in-law where a very close couple, so he's pretty shook up. The cremation is coming Wednesday.
My wife is handling it pretty well. In a way we did saw it coming of course but somehow you just can't prepare for the fact. I'm more affected than I would have thought, she was a very kind person, always caring, always focused on your wishes and well being. A real mother.

I'm so sorry, Hans, and hope for comfort for all of you.

GinnyStar Mar 10 2013 12:32 AM

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Sorry to read about your loss, Hans :(

granath Mar 10 2013 02:40 PM

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My condolences for your loss and Marjon's. *hugs* dear friend.

Lanen Mar 10 2013 08:58 PM

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I'm so sorry, Hans and Marjon. It's always a shock to lose someone you love, no matter how prepared you are. Sincere sympathies to you both and to your families. :( :group:

Moonlady Mar 10 2013 11:31 PM

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My sympathies Hans to you and your wife and family.

edith Mar 14 2013 04:44 PM

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I'm sorry to hear of your loss Hans :group:

Priscilla Mar 14 2013 08:12 PM

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I gave a big box of Anne's books to my son's girlfriend - books I wasn't planning on re-reading. I told her to start with a favorite of mine, No One Noticed The Cat. She loved it. I still have a huge box to go to the used book store. I just don't have room, though of course I'm keeping my few signed books and a couple favorites.

Priscilla Mar 15 2013 09:56 AM

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Out the door to the local thrift store to see if I can find any treasures. Then to a coffee shop that has nice muffins and get a couple for Jeff's breakfasts.

I have lost 5 pounds in about a month! So pleased! This quitting jobs is a good thing. :D My goal is 20 pounds by Christmas and while I certainly don't expect to do this well all the time, I am hoping the 20 is not unrealistic. Also, we are planning to go back to Disney next spring and after seeing me in last year's photos something MUST be done! :crazy:

Hans Mar 15 2013 03:13 PM

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Hah, you were on the scale with the AMC books you gave away and again after... That would account for the weights loss!:D

Seriously: way to go Cilla. Hope losing the next 15 will be a breeze too! Although I fear it will not but I've every confidence in you! :good:


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