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Julie in CA

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  1. I can't imagine why it would really matter. It would bother me if someone were pushing a certain curriculum without disclosing that they had a personal stake in selling it, but otherwise it's okay with me.
  2. 2 ex-lg. eggs .34 2 slices bacon .43 butter/oil blend .04 1 oz. butter for toast .17 2 slices sourdough .46 2 oz. jam .48 garnish .05 $1.97 in food cost Menu item price $5.99 22% food cost would be great, but I'm not hitting it! :huh:
  3. I wasn't sure if you meant that you'd checked where you were, or if you'd checked where I am. :001_smile: It sounded like you were describing my closest competition in town here!
  4. Lol! Not even close! I'm not sure that any of my employees would know food cost % either.
  5. Do you mean the other café in my town? If so, the price difference is because they use med eggs and the cheapest bread, and even with that, the restaurant food supply rep says that the other café will be unable to sustain those prices for very long. The other place is also a very different style than mine, and is likely to appeal to a slightly different target market. I don't think I can compete with them price-wise with those things in mind. :-/
  6. Oh, I've done all of the calculating. Food cost needs to fall at no more than 30%. That two egg breakfast as I'm serving it is right at that 30% maximum.
  7. Nicer casual as in, *decidedly not greasy spoon or Denny's*. Not fast food, not a chain restaurant, nor a hole in the wall--pleasant surroundings where you might want to linger over your breakfast & visit with a friend.
  8. So far the consensus seems to be that $5.99 would probably not be out of line?
  9. Two extra-large eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage, two slices of nice quality toast or homemade biscuit, butter & local honey or jam, on a nicely garnished plate. So? :bigear:
  10. Yes, I get that you don't want to, and that you don't feel right about it. -And yes, I feel differently. I was simply asking you *why* you don't feel right about it. I tried to ask as politely as possible, and I wasn't asking you to defend yourself as though what you were doing was wrong. I thought there was an interchange of ideas, and I would have liked to understand your perspective!
  11. I mean this ever so respectfully, but I'm trying to understand this perspective, so I hope you don't mind me asking--why? Why wouldn't you ask him to occupy himself so you could visit with a friend for a while? I guess I've always looked at it as teaching my kids to be respectful of other people's needs and looking beyond our own momentary desires, but maybe I've missed something?
  12. -Unless you soak them in rum first.
  13. I wish I had something to say that could make this better. Just ((hugs)).
  14. Hmm...not here in California. Servers get minimum wage + tips.
  15. I know this thread is long, but if you decide based on which ends up the majority opinion, place me in the category of those who tip whenever possible for great service, but I would not tip if someone reminded me expectantly that I should do so. I would be fine with a friendly card or note that said something like, "Thank you for allowing me to serve you, best wishes for the coming New Year." and included information including mailing address and phone number in case I needed to contact them for any reason in the coming year. Anything more than that, and I'd put it in the trash immediately
  16. I bake them, but if I'm in a huge hurry I nuke them in the microwave first and then bake them for a shorter amount of time.
  17. I had 5 kids in 7 years, and the three oldest are boys, and the two youngest are girls. Hand-me-downs pretty much went right from one kid to the next, with no tote in between. None of them have ever seemed to care. Really, even the "new" things were mostly hand-me-downs from cousins or friends. They've always been excited when given "pre-owned" clothes. The oldest kid wore the item, then it'd go to the next kid and I'd put a black dot on the tag. Then it'd be handed down to the third kid, and we'd add another dot. That's the way we knew which clothes belonged with which kid! They liked their
  18. Yay, found an online converter that worked like a charm! (Thanks all!)
  19. I have a pdf that I need converted to a Word document. I tried to download a converter, but something went really wrong with that. Is there anyone on right now who might be able to convert if and send it back to me? Thanks!
  20. My personal situation has been difficult (that's an understatement) for over a year now. It's not exactly the same situation, but it's difficult nonetheless. I am embarrassed about the times that I need help. It does make me feel broken, and it makes me feel weak, and it makes me feel stupid and inadequate and that I probably brought the troubles on myself for being so stupid and inadequate (I didn't, but it makes me feel that way). Accepting help when I need it has been *extremely* humbling. I have always, *always* been the competent person who helps others. I have LOVED the times I've b
  21. That would bother me too. Can your dh talk to her about it?
  22. We built our home about 12 years ago. It was a wonderful experience, but the key to that was having a contractor that we trusted implicitly. I never had to worry about something being done wrong, or in a way that was not what I'd specified. They were done on time, on budget, and were glad to see me when I'd stop in each day. In my heart of hearts, what I would choose is restoring a gracious, old house, but the new one is very nice. It was surprisingly easy to make the house look nice without spending much money to do so, by choosing small touches of very nice finishes. We have a fireplace
  23. Joanne, I hate to piggyback on someone else's post, but can you tell me a little more about this? I've recently come to realize that I'm not really okay still. It's been over a year since I found out about my dh's infidelity, and about 9 months since I found out the worst parts. At this point, thoughts about this arise every 10 minutes or so. I can mostly control them, in terms of deciding that now isn't a good time to dwell on whatever it is, but they don't seem to be coming any less frequently as time goes by, and that's a problem. Even though intellectually I'm pretty sure I understand
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