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Managing a Household / Re: Saturday, Sept. 19
« Last post by gaggleofseven on October 01, 2020, 09:18:06 PM »
Hi Catherine,

I hope the wedding is lovely! Congratulations to your family!

Jennie
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Managing a Household / Re: Saturday, Sept. 19
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on September 27, 2020, 06:34:17 PM »
Hi Jennie and Alice,

I check in once in a great while, and was surprised to see a new thread since I was last here. Many of us are on facebook, and a few of us (from this board) have a private group on there where we post a daily thread several times a week. Just in a different format. You're welcome to join us if you like. Just shoot me a PM with your fb name so I can find you if you ever decide to do so.

My youngest is a 5th grader this year, and the oldest is getting married next weekend; how is that possible?. I work 9-5 three days per week these days, and keep busy backpacking and gardening as hobbies.

Take care,
Catherine
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Managing a Household / Re: Saturday, Sept. 19
« Last post by gaggleofseven on September 21, 2020, 09:11:23 PM »
Hi Alice, I know what you mean about feeling like closing this chapter, but I wasnít quite ready to let it go. :) I have a lot of fond memories of this board and the previous board. It was a friendly place when I was home with little children. Now mine are into their own things (jobs and school). Maybe others will post now and then, and we wonít need to delete our bookmarks just yet.

Hard to believe itís nearly October. Iím enjoying the cooler weather, but I donít look forward to the cold and snow. I made chili tonight - I guess Iím eager for Fall.

Hopefully others will join in and say Hi.
Jennie
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Managing a Household / Re: Saturday, Sept. 19
« Last post by Alice on September 21, 2020, 08:59:14 AM »
I check occasionally and was ready to delete this from my "favorites" bar this morning. I kind of have given up on this since no one posts anymore. For a while I was talking to myself and I might just close this chapter.

My life is different now than it was years ago. I don't have little kids anymore but two adult children still live with us. They live their own life and I make meals for whoever wants to eat them or they are on their own. I like making food so having them join is a bonus. Our son works FT weekends so he is home most of the week but he does his own thing. My daughter is home from her country where she teaches and is teaching remotely. She pops out of her room for lunch and supper but otherwise is busy teaching or making lesson plans. Hubby works part time outside the home and I work FT in my basement when I was sent home to work in March. I am loving working from home. My hubby build both me and my daughter bigger desks so we can be more efficient and I also had him make me an elevated stool for under my desk. I love all the things he made for me.

Not much else in my life.

Alice
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Managing a Household / Saturday, Sept. 19
« Last post by gaggleofseven on September 19, 2020, 01:11:13 PM »
Hi everyone! Not sure who is still reading, but I thought I'd start a new post to see if anyone responds. Hard to believe we have been home for 6+ months. Time is kind of hazy anyway. The kids are in school, with masks and social distancing required. They have some e-learning days now and then, but they definitely prefer in-person learning.

Not much on my to-do list today. Watching college football, doing laundry, and finishing up a pair of knitted wristies to match a scarf for my mom. I have bought a lot of yarn during the pandemic, and I'm sure I'll enjoy using it this winter. I'd like to try knitting a cardigan for myself. I don't know if I can read a pattern that well!!

Sure would be great to see the board active again. Hopefully you can take a minute to say "hi" so we can see who still is reading!

Have a great day,
Jennie
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Managing a Household / Re: Anyone still checking in?
« Last post by Cheryl on March 23, 2020, 02:01:48 PM »
Hello, ladies!

I check in from time to time but havenít posted either.  Emily is out of school until April 3 or 6, canít really remember.  Every day is like the movie Groundhog Day because I get up and do the exact same thing each day.  I was already pretty much a homebody, but now even more so.  Iíve only been out two times in the past two weeks to get some groceries we needed and to go to the doctor.

Tony is still getting to work but Iím not sure how much longer he will get to.  He is in the construction business and people arenít going to want work done if they arenít sure how much longer they will have money for such things.  Other than Emily being out of school not much has changed around my little world.  We have started some seeds and are planning our garden.  Trying to make the best of things and stay busy.



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Managing a Household / Re: Anyone still checking in?
« Last post by gaggleofseven on March 21, 2020, 11:14:06 AM »
Hi Catherine and anyone who is reading. I do still check in regularly, but donít start a thread because Iíll be disappointed if no one replies!

We are e-learning and working at home, and trying to get into a workable daily routine. With lots of years of homeschooling under our belts, it should hopefully be a smooth transition.

DH goes out of the house as needed, and the rest of us have been staying at home. We have been getting our groceries, etc. via pickup. There are quantity limits (as there should be), but I still get about 2/3 of the items I order. I feel bad for the retailers who are closing their stores for now and losing that revenue.

Thanks for starting this thread! I hope others will join in as they are able!
Jennie
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Managing a Household / Anyone still checking in?
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on March 19, 2020, 09:56:19 AM »
Just thought I'd drop in and say "hi" and see if anyone still checks now and then to even see that. I do at least a couple times per week, but with no posts, don't usually say anything myself.

How are things in your area with the coronavirus stuff happening? Here, kids are out of school till April 6th as of last update. Maddy, oldest, is home from OU on Spring Break and knew before heading home that they'd be doing online classes for 2 weeks after the break. However, last night, that was updated to the rest of the school year.

People have been very civil when I've ventured to the store. Trying to keep that to a minimum (store) but had my prescriptions refilled and will pick up a few odds and ends if Target has them when I go in for the prescriptions.

Hope all is well with y'all and your families.

Catherine
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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
« Last post by Alice on November 18, 2019, 04:50:42 AM »
Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for thinking of us! My husband is doing better but not totally healed. He will try to return to work on Dec. 2. The procedure he had seems to have corrected the issue but healing, swelling continues to be a bit of an issue. And it's not that things are bad but just slow to a complete healing.

Yes, our cat was not well so we expected her death but when it happened it still hurt. Our other cat seems to have adjusted to her death as well. I never expected the remaining cat to feel the loss because they weren't particularly friends but they did live together for 10 years.

I check the forum often and have even thought of posting but it seems the member count is so low and when no one "interacts" then I choose not to post. But I do look at least once a week for activity. I'm sad for that but there must be something out there more popular though I have no idea what it is. Facebook? I don't have that so if that is where it is, I miss out.

Alice
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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
« Last post by Cheryl on November 17, 2019, 07:35:36 PM »
I donít know if anyone will see this, but Iím continuing on this thread instead of starting another just in case youíre still reading.

Alice, i hope your husband has continued to improve and is feeling much better now, and I am sorry to hear of your cat passing away.  I know the pain of it because I lost my oldest kitty on September 18th. Even though we were expecting it, it still hurts and she is missed every day.
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