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Forum: Spirituality   Yesterday, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Ooh, sounds interesting. What is a Treasure Map...

Ooh, sounds interesting. What is a Treasure Map exactly?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ragana
Yes to February! I'm not doing no spend - I'm...

Yes to February! I'm not doing no spend - I'm doing "stick to the budget I set/Low spend."

And IKEA. Yup. Top three "Ouch" stores - IKEA, Target, Costco... :smile:
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 74
Posted By Ragana
DD1 will eat very adventurously when she does eat...

DD1 will eat very adventurously when she does eat in the evening (curry, sushi, etc.), but she also has figured out that she has "misophonia" - the sound of other people eating nearly makes her jump...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 74
Posted By Ragana
Maybe have a look at this site, too: ...

Maybe have a look at this site, too:

http://www.pickyeatingadults.com/index.html
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 74
Posted By Ragana
One more thought - This brings to mind some kids...

One more thought - This brings to mind some kids I know who have actual medical/physiological issues that showed up as food pickiness. I know a few people with celiac who were naturally adverse to...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 74
Posted By Ragana
I relate to so much of what was posted above,...

I relate to so much of what was posted above, although our situation was not as stressful as the OP's. Hugs to you on that. This is a tough one!

This will be kind of a brain dump, but here it...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
Yes, here, too - ordered Mexican. I am up to my...

Yes, here, too - ordered Mexican. I am up to my ears in work, so I just didn't want to cook last night. Tonight back to the plan and Thai noodle salad.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ragana
I'm back! I fell into a pile of work. Actually,...

I'm back! I fell into a pile of work. Actually, I'm still in the middle of it, but I'll be happy once I get invoice the pile!

Looking at Mint, we're under in some categories and over in some, so...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-27-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
We aren't vegetarian strictly speaking, but DD1...

We aren't vegetarian strictly speaking, but DD1 is pescatarian and DD2 recently had to watch Food Inc. at school :eek: plus I'm keeping to a food budget, so we cut most of the meat out a couple of...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-27-2015, 08:13 AM
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Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
Oh, wow! The Buffalo Chickpea Wraps were...

Oh, wow! The Buffalo Chickpea Wraps were delicious and a huge hit here. I simmered chickpeas in butter and wing sauce until they soaked it up and then wrapped them in a large tortilla with rice,...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-25-2015, 10:30 AM
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Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
Skipping the pasta dish in my menu plan above -...

Skipping the pasta dish in my menu plan above - we're invited to my parents' for pasta tonight. Going grocery shopping today!
Forum: Meal Planning   01-23-2015, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Plan for next week: * Thai noodle salad with...

Plan for next week:

* Thai noodle salad with tofu
* Honey-baked lentils and roasted cauliflower
* Buffalo chickpea wraps
* Pasta with vegetables, meatballs
* Broccoli-cheese crustless quiche...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By Ragana
No, but they are eligible to be US/EU dual...

No, but they are eligible to be US/EU dual citizens, so we're looking into that in case they want to study abroad in that part of the world.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By Ragana
mariamadly - Thanks, that information is very...

mariamadly - Thanks, that information is very helpful! Did your kids have any scholarships? This also reinforces again what I found to be true when I went - the private schools are often more...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-21-2015, 05:13 PM
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Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
Tonight - leftovers from chickpea curry & rice...

Tonight - leftovers from chickpea curry & rice and vegetable lasagna that I made yesterday, plus pizza DH brought home from work. Both kids fell sick today, and one has strep. Ugh! So, totchos get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ragana
That's good news, Melissa! Well, one kid...

That's good news, Melissa!

Well, one kid came down with strep today ($ for co-pay, meds, and post-doc treat - it's a tradition). Then second kid came home from school sick, and doc wanted to do...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-21-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Posted By Ragana
I heard this interview on NPR the other day. The...

I heard this interview on NPR the other day. The book sounds interesting, and I love the quote, "I would like for young people to know that each day of your life is a journey into history."
...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
Used up some stuff like lasagna noodles that was...

Used up some stuff like lasagna noodles that was sitting around in my pasta dish tonight. Tomorrow I think will be totchos!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ragana
OMG, yes! You and me both! We usually try to hit...

OMG, yes! You and me both! We usually try to hit a water park with friends during one of long stretches of winter, but this year it's not in the budget and the kids are outgrowing water parks. I am...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ragana
I held out today and didn't go, although it would...

I held out today and didn't go, although it would have been a perfect day for it. I used up the grocery money for the week yesterday. Must set a little aside for Costco stock-ups next week!



I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ragana
Me, too! Have to wait until next week...

Me, too! Have to wait until next week...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
Got this week's plan together: * Totchos -...

Got this week's plan together:

* Totchos - tater tot nachos! Had these in Portland and have been wanting to re-create!
* Honey-baked lentils
* Pasta bake with goat cheese
* Panini
*...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Ragana
We have done OPOL, too. DH has a pretty good...

We have done OPOL, too. DH has a pretty good understanding of my language, because when we started dating, he studied it on his own and formally for a while. So I don't hesitate to speak to the kids...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-16-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 61,189
Posted By Ragana
That's a nice break! We're going to a...

That's a nice break!

We're going to a potluck party Saturday, so even though I'm bringing a dish, it's like going out :wink:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ragana
I have been buying pet stuff online, too....

I have been buying pet stuff online, too. Sometimes the difference is quite a bit - $11 for a harness for my dog instead of $25! Other times, you have to watch out. I tried setting up one of those...
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