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Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Ragana
WindyCityMom, that sounds like a great start! I...

WindyCityMom, that sounds like a great start! I hope you'll keep posting about this and checking in. It sounds like our schools are similar. Like I said, I was not officially a PTA officer, but I...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
I'm a liar. I ended up making rice with tofu and...

I'm a liar. I ended up making rice with tofu and peanut sauce. Still have the vegetable curry - maybe I'll have that for lunch tomorrow. Chicken has to go in the crockpot tomorrow! Haven't been to...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
Later this afternoon we have an appointment, so...

Later this afternoon we have an appointment, so I'll stick a chicken in the crockpot. Pescatarian DD will have leftover vegetable curry from yesterday. I'm itching to go to the Korean store today and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ragana
Just the dailies lately, but yesterday my 10-15...

Just the dailies lately, but yesterday my 10-15 min. extra was washing the dog!
:dog
Forum: Parenting   09-15-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Ragana
Yes, that's what I was thinking, too!

Yes, that's what I was thinking, too!
Forum: Meal Planning   09-15-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
Yes, simmer the halved onion in the sauce....

Yes, simmer the halved onion in the sauce. Usually, we then take it out, but this time I left some in and blended the sauce again. This is a method we learned from an Italian-American friend. It's so...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-14-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
DH made pizza from Trader Joe's dough. Pretty...

DH made pizza from Trader Joe's dough. Pretty good. Tomorrow chickpea and potato curry with rice.

Today I also managed to get a pound of pasta cooked up and a quart of spaghetti sauce made for...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-14-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
I found a recipe online for coconut lime chicken...

I found a recipe online for coconut lime chicken and have made it twice in 2 weeks. Last night we had guests so I served it with rice, salad and broccoli.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ragana
Yay! Just the dailies here. Off to clean the...

Yay!

Just the dailies here. Off to clean the bathroom for 15 min., though - guests coming for dinner!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Ragana
Sure! Of course address it if something more...

Sure! Of course address it if something more happens, but on the surface it doesn't sound concerning.
Forum: Meal Planning   09-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
Pasta here with a jar of sauce doctored up with...

Pasta here with a jar of sauce doctored up with extra mushrooms and onion plus leftover ground beef. Broccoli on the side.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-11-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Ragana
Not unless there is reason to believe that...

Not unless there is reason to believe that something is truly wrong other than just friends moving on or playing differently. Your post doesn't indicate that your daughter is upset, and I would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Ragana
I feel for you. And I am not a gun fan either....

I feel for you. And I am not a gun fan either. Our town has seen a few drive-bys (one a couple of blocks from me) and has lost several young men to gun violence in recent years. One was 14 and a case...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
Smart plan! We very rarely get power outages, so...

Smart plan! We very rarely get power outages, so while I had candles and flashlights, I didn't think to do stuff like throwing the meat from the fridge into the freezer when we had the outage last...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ragana
Oh, I did crochet a cowl for a friend's bday and...

Oh, I did crochet a cowl for a friend's bday and liked how it turned out so I may do some of those. Also on the list are fingerless gloves for DD's bday. Too many bdays leading up to and around the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ragana
No progress yet on making stuff, but I have...

No progress yet on making stuff, but I have started to bookmark DIY gift ideas on a secret board on Pinterest. Most of them will probably be made of yarn or fabric, since I have a stash to bust. The...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
Yum! Love BLTs! Should put those on my list. ...

Yum! Love BLTs! Should put those on my list.

Kitchensqueen, hope your migraine has subsided!
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Ragana
I hear you. For me, it's usually the gym...

I hear you. For me, it's usually the gym teachers. In our middle school, they are particularly scream-y. I've had to talk to them about making the kids run in hot weather (I'm talking 95+ degrees and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ragana
I worked at home when the kids were little - and...

I worked at home when the kids were little - and still do now that they are preteen/teen-aged. My job requires my full brain power, so I found it very difficult to work with the kids around when they...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-08-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ragana
Friday - Cleaned both bathrooms in anticipation...

Friday - Cleaned both bathrooms in anticipation of guests coming. Nothing like guests to kick-start house cleaning!
Saturday - no cleaning
Sunday - 4 loads of laundry
Monday - Folding those 4...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Ragana
Good for you, Paxjourney!

Good for you, Paxjourney!
Forum: Meal Planning   09-07-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
My dinner plan got derailed by the storm and a...

My dinner plan got derailed by the storm and a power outage Friday, and I lost a bunch of groceries I had bought because the power was out for 12 hrs. :-(
Tonight in-laws made dinner & tomorrow I am...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 51,730
Posted By Ragana
I am starting to regret planning in pizza for...

I am starting to regret planning in pizza for tonight. It's hot! Oh, well. It will be TJ's dough plus sauce: version 1 - goat cheese, onion, mushroom; version 2 - mozzarella, pepperoni.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-05-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ragana
Yesterday I did probably 2x 15 minutes of...

Yesterday I did probably 2x 15 minutes of cleaning in my office and sorted out two boxes of stuff to donate and one bag of garbage.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-05-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By Ragana
Yes, I find it difficult not to get overwhelmed....

Yes, I find it difficult not to get overwhelmed. Also, there is easy stuff and hard stuff to declutter. A lot of the easy stuff has been done here, but not the hard stuff, and I find myself stalling...
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