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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Ragana
YES! Jon was my favorite character! Can't...

YES!

Jon was my favorite character! Can't figure out any way around that death. I had the same experience with thinking characters would miraculously survive. Nope!

Well, like you said, I can...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Ragana
YES! Jon was my favorite character! Can't...

YES!

Jon was my favorite character! Can't figure out any way around that death. I had the same experience with thinking characters would miraculously survive. Nope!

Well, like you said, I can...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Ragana
Sympathizing! :crying: >:D Love those books. I...

Sympathizing! :crying: >:D Love those books. I saved A Dance with Dragons for this summer, and it was such a fun read. I will probably reread the first 5 in the run-up to the 6th book, but I guess...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   Today, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Ragana
The focused-on-him 30-minute period when he gets...

The focused-on-him 30-minute period when he gets home is a good idea. I don't know if you have parent-friends in the neighborhood, but what we did was a babysitting trade. My DH and my friend are...
Forum: Meal Planning   Today, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 54,030
Posted By Ragana
Would you mind sharing the soup recipe? It's...

Would you mind sharing the soup recipe? It's getting to be soup weather here!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,553
Posted By Ragana
I second the recommendation of this store and the...

I second the recommendation of this store and the Smencils!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,553
Posted By Ragana
Also if you are crafty, etching cream costs a few...

Also if you are crafty, etching cream costs a few $, but with dollar-store glasses or candle holders, you can make some pretty cool stuff. I customized a set of pint glasses for my BIL one year with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,553
Posted By Ragana
Here are a few things I have done in the past....

Here are a few things I have done in the past. Some of them required equipment (sewing machine) I already had. Some supplies might cost more than $5 upfront, but if you make several, the cost per...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,553
Posted By Ragana
GREAT reminder!!

GREAT reminder!!
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 54,030
Posted By Ragana
Figured out my dinners for the week: *...

Figured out my dinners for the week:

* Chipotle chili with pinto beans, black beans, tomatoes, and corn :thumb
* Tonight - Yakisoba noodles with carrot, onion, cabbage, and tofu :thumb
* Baked...
Forum: Traditional Foods   Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 84,683
Posted By Ragana
Ha! Better than the toilet!!! >:D PS Saw...

Ha! Better than the toilet!!! >:D


PS Saw this is old, but couldn't resist. Hope the phone and scoby both survived. Hope also to give this a shot myself if I can figure out a place in the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Ragana
That is beautiful. Glad your DD is starting on...

That is beautiful. Glad your DD is starting on the path to recovering from this tragedy.
Forum: Meal Planning   09-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 54,030
Posted By Ragana
We had veggie potstickers last night, too, plus a...

We had veggie potstickers last night, too, plus a mixed vegetable stir-fry.

And CONGRATS, Kitchensqueen! What great news!
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Ragana
I hear you. Our main priority was doing a...

I hear you. Our main priority was doing a dual-language program. I'm a translator and we already speak another language at home, so we were really interested in the idea. The school was fine, the...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Ragana
Re: math testing - My kids had a week or two of...

Re: math testing - My kids had a week or two of English math practice before the exams in the years math was in Spanish so that they would know the requisite vocabulary.

Re: no. of English/Spanish...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Ragana
Excellent point! DD told me today what was...

Excellent point! DD told me today what was bothering her after I spent some of the afternoon watching YouTube videos with her. Funny that you mentioned that exact situation.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-25-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,413
Posted By Ragana
How is everyone doing? Forgot to post the other...

How is everyone doing? Forgot to post the other day when I spent about an hour cleaning out and filing paperwork. Glad to have that done! Need to do some bathroom and other cleaning today.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Ragana
Yes and yes - completely agree. I learn most from...

Yes and yes - completely agree. I learn most from my teenage daughter when we are driving in the car or watching TV talking about something else rather than from direct questions. She is very...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-25-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Ragana
I have two savings accounts. One is an online one...

I have two savings accounts. One is an online one for long-term savings I can't access immediately. That one has the option of virtually splitting the account into various savings categories. That...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Ragana
I'm so sorry your daughter is going through this....

I'm so sorry your daughter is going through this. A few years ago, a 10-year-old boy at my daughters' elementary school took his own life at school. It was a very hard time for the entire community....
Forum: Meal Planning   09-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 54,030
Posted By Ragana
Yep, she protested >:D So tacos it was. I got a...

Yep, she protested >:D So tacos it was. I got a break, though, and DH cooked. That leaves me with pasta & scallops and chickpea curry this week, although DD1 is asking for takeout pad thai. I may be...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 54,030
Posted By Ragana
Had the bibimbap yesterday and the soup today...

Had the bibimbap yesterday and the soup today with some frozen potatoes. Probably the pasta tomorrow unless DD2 protests too much, then taco salad!
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Ragana
My kids attended a two-way Spanish/English...

My kids attended a two-way Spanish/English immersion program exactly as you describe it, except ours was one strand within a larger school. They both did K-5 in the program, and DD1 took a Spanish...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 54,030
Posted By Ragana
Just did a big shop at Costco and the Asian...

Just did a big shop at Costco and the Asian market yesterday, and the family decided to do vegetarian cook-at-home month (the meat eaters may eat meat, if offered, at other houses). The bag of frozen...
Forum: Spirituality   09-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Ragana
I'm Latvian, one of the last nationalities in...

I'm Latvian, one of the last nationalities in Europe to be converted to Christianity in the 13th century (and then it didn't really "take" for a long time, if ever, in some ways). Here is a good...
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