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About katilac

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    In my 15th year of hs'ing, 1 senior, 1 sophomore in college
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    New Orleans area.
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    Scrapbooker, reader, writer, net surfer, fangirl.

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  1. thanks, these specifics should help my search.
  2. katilac

    Getting an apartment vs staying on campus

    Both of my dds' universities have single rooms, so you have one or more suitemates and a common area, but can retreat to your own room easily. If you have that setup, the dorm can be good for an introvert, because they stumble into some casual socializing they might otherwise avoid, lol. Oldest will have a single studio (in the dorm) for junior year, she is definitely looking forward to that. Has she double-checked that they close for shorter holidays like spring break, and don't have any dorms open? Because that is a lot of closure!
  3. I've never used it, but I can tell you that I've never liked other people using it, lol. I've had the pleasure of telling two different employees (at different times) that, yes, you actually do smell, sorry!
  4. I googled and didn't find any info on many accusers recanting; do you have links? I'd be interested to read them, but in any case it's certainly well-documented that there was not only abuse (which cannot be controlled by the church) but systemic cover-up of abuse (which the church is responsible for). No, the Catholic Church can and does pay legal fees to defend the priests. It has cost a tremendous amount of money.
  5. It might make you feel better to realize that, anything she could do on her own phone, she can already do on her friends' phones.
  6. katilac

    Talk me Into, or Out of, Getting a Kitten

    Yep, our Maine Coon mix has been the bestest kitty ever. She's 18 now, and hates the other cats with a passion, but she was the only indoor kitty for a long time (and, to be honest, the kittens were pretty obnoxious).
  7. katilac

    Losing another sister...

    I'm so sorry. I lost one sister to cancer, and can't imagine going through that again. May you have the strength and peace you need at this time.
  8. katilac

    But how do you keep track of spending?

    Keeping track of spending, including smaller purchases, is always going to be a PITB to some extent. You just have to grit your teeth and do it. I personally think that a small notepad (or index card) and pen is easier than entering info on my phone. Yes, there is the extra step of entering it into a master ledger (paper or computer), but do that together and it is an excellent time for discussing and planning money matters. We used to just enter information from our receipts daily into Quicken. If I did a big Walmart-style trip, I would put all the like items together on the belt: groceries, clothes, cleaning supplies. Then make a quick underline under each category when I got in the car. Because let's face it, "$172 @ Walmart" is not informative if you're trying to see where the money goes in addition to how much money is spent. It's important to do the receipt method daily, because you will never remember what some of the cryptic abbreviations stand for in three days.
  9. katilac

    Acquiring a taste for plain greek yogurt

    If you're okay with sucralose, an easy protein alternative is Atkins shakes. I really only like the dark chocolate royale, but I LOVE that one. 15 grams of protein, 6 carb (1 sugar), 4 fiber. I like it super cold, either over ice or blended with some ice for more of a smoothie texture. Also, your protein powder experience will be vastly improved by using an immersion blender and some ice. And peanut butter or peanut butter powder (blends more easily) if you like it.
  10. dd brought notecards printed by a local artist - very easy to transport!
  11. We are DONE, people! Graduated the youngest on Saturday. 

    1. mama25angels



  12. Yes, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We prefer video for most of these lectures, both because we can concentrate more easily and because it's an easy thing to do while eating breakfast or lunch on the couch. We find the personality of the professor comes through better on video also, and Professor Dorsey is young and engaging. We liked seeing the examples on screen. Some (possibly all?) are in the guidebook as well, but when we do these lectures we like to do them and be done, I don't want to have to remember to go back and look up examples in the guidebook, etc. People who have stronger audio attention skills than we do can likely skip the video with no problem. There is usually a "should I buy audio or video" link by each course; Professor Armstrong's says: You should buy audio if you would enjoy the convenience of experiencing this course while driving, exercising, etc. While the video does contain visual elements, the professor presents the material in an engaging and clear manner, so the visuals are not necessary to understand the concepts. Additionally, the audio audience may refer to the accompanying course guidebook for names, works, and examples that are cited throughout the course. You should buy video if you prefer learning visually and wish to take advantage of the visual elements featured in this course. The video version is not heavily illustrated, featuring a variety of visuals designed to aid in your understanding of the course material. These include on-screen text that illustrates the unique structures and word choices of notable writers like James Joyce and Henry James, and passages of real student writing that highlight structural and grammatical errors (and their corrections).
  13. katilac

    Yet another diagnosis

    Me, too. I'm going to be very careful about what words I use at the doctor!
  14. katilac

    Yet another diagnosis

    Apparently half of the country is bulimic, then.
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