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Margaret
Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, parenting, camping, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, teaching french
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Good for you on everything, including the vaping. I would think it would have to be somewhat better; is it cheaper also? Moving is always such a great opportunity to purge and organize, but WHAT an enormous amount of work. Ugh.
Toggle Commented yesterday on One Bite at a Time at Kingfisher Cove
Love the photo! You are sounding so much more relaxed and that is definitely good for your health and sanity. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on I’ve Been “Cocooning” at Kingfisher Cove
How wonderful to go out to lunch--such a huge treat! I love teaching, but gobbling down leftovers in 20 minutes and not having bathroom freedom are two major drawbacks. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on Too. Much. Food. at Kingfisher Cove
I sent a bunch of wool(smart wool) socks for that reason; I knew she wouldn't be able to dry them! I hate damp things so it would drive me nuts! Part of me wishes that I'd watched the game, but I'm also glad to just see the great last 4 minutes and also happy that most of my house is cleaner. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on This and that at Stargazer
I started watching with my dad, but when things went sour, I couldn't bear to continue. I kept up with FB and a live action ap--just couldn't stand the stress. So, YAY!! Maybe we should both go to a movie for the Superbowl. :)
I am a bit jealous--but your job is SO AWFUL and mine is generally fine to great. So, I can't complain. The house is definitely looking like a home! I am nervous/excited about the Seahawks too. The last game was awesome; Kam Chancellor, Russell Wilson, the receivers, WOW.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Weekend Spin at Kingfisher Cove
This is all exciting news,especially the wonderful visit with Nate and Sandra and the (take this job and shove it!) news. :) Hoping for the best on the Oly job!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2015 on Drop-Kicked (plus news!) at Kingfisher Cove
May your travels bring you joy and peace.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2015 on On the Road, again at A Life in Wales
I definitely need to do some shopping for long shirts and sweaters. The ones I thought would work aren't long enough. (although I am wearing leggings and not tights) And as Zazzy says, I would love some color to go with the black. However, I hate shopping, so this will be painful!!
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on A new look? at Stargazer
Glad to see you back and the family doing so well!
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I always look at life as a bunch of roads, and detours, with potholes and beautiful/awful scenery; my goal is to enjoy the "view" along whatever one I'm on. It's very difficult some days though. I wanted to stay where I was, not be forced to deal with this new direction.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2014 on December 4, 2014 at Stargazer
Yeah, busy airwaves indeed! No matter how many times I tell myself that I could be overreacting, I remember how awful it is to be blindsided. I would rather be relieved than devastated.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on Calming down at Stargazer
I still carry Alison on my insurance, which is no good there, but she does have health insurance through her job. I'm not sure how good it is though or how much it pays for. I've offered to help. A similar but not as expensive or devastating a thing happened to my brother in Hawaii when he was injured on a coral reef. I don't know that his insurance company paid, or if they did it was just a percentage of the cost. Thank you for your kind comments; I wish I felt more amazing some days, instead of like a tired, grumpy, middle-aged teacher. LOL
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on In addition at Stargazer
It doesn't affect the outcome, but it does let go of some of the worry. It's almost like saying, "I have no control over this," which is definitely the case in many situations. :) Mom is making lots of progress and nearly back to normal. That STUPID STATIN!!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on Loss at Stargazer
I agree! I look at the temp in my car and say, NO WAY. It feels like 20! I know we're cold weather wimps, but still! So happy for you that the kids are coming home(in spite of the complexity) and a bit envious. I'm glad that Alison and Kramer will get to see Japan while they're over there, but it will be my first Christmas without her. The bathroom is lovely;I can't wait to use it! :)
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2014 on Bitterly Cold at Kingfisher Cove
Don't put a lot of pressure/stress on yourself would be my advice. Have a wonderful dinner and relax. Society's expectations of us are heavy at Christmas and I choose not to buy in, not anymore.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2014 on Defiant at Stargazer
Isis? You have to explain that to me! I was pretty disgusted with the game, injuries and all. Is their new motto,"We make even the crappy teams look good!" Love the fireplace; it will provide such gorgeous ambiance to your place.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Good Things! at Kingfisher Cove
It wouldn't have been as bad, but I had to sit right next to her!! She felt compelled to tell me that I had gained some weight since the 30 year reunion, but that I had beautiful skin and no wrinkles. She's a train wreck, Tonya. I felt a bit sorry for her when she told me that her only income was fairs(selling things?) but not sorry enough to befriend her.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2014 on Scatterday, er Saturday at Stargazer
You've done so perfectly with your decisions about EVERYTHING in your new house; it is perfect!! I love seeing the progress on it. Retirement does sound good, doesn't it?
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2014 on Scattered Updates at Kingfisher Cove
I didn't get the "secret costumes" either, but I'm not obsessive about Halloween like she is. The medication issue is huge; this is the second time a bad mix of prescribed drugs has almost killed her. ARGGHH!! Thankfully, her new doctor is awesome and will deal with it. I never trusted her former internist who pushed pills all the time and wanted her numbers to be those of a 30 year old. This new doc(who is at my clinic) is much more realistic.
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2014 on Ups and downs on the roller coaster at Stargazer
GREAT RANT! I get fired up reading your eloquent words, yet also extremely frustrated and angry. I know there are stupid and intelligent people in every country, but why do so many Americans always act so ignorant and self-centered?
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2014 on Disgusted with Humanity at Kingfisher Cove
What a beautiful weekend and it sounds like the wonderful weather, as well as activities, made it EVEN more hellish to go back to work.
There were still some of the cliques at work, I thought. I didn't feel comfortable chatting to certain people and that was a downer. However, seeing my good friends made up for that! Who did you want to see? I would have liked to see Mary Gerstmann. I didn't expect her to come though. That bathroom is gorgeous!! And I drove the Ford Focus to work today because it was super foggy and it sits lower than my Trailblazer SUV.
I love that Helen and you are "married." LOL We have known each other collectively for a LONG time and I'm thankful. Who in the world said that to you about ebola? There are too many stupid people in this world.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2014 on 40 Years! at Kingfisher Cove
Love the bathroom AND the starfish. Wow, John is so creative!! The memory books are beautiful. I know you are relieved to have that project behind you!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2014 on Confusing the Dogs at Kingfisher Cove