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7117 Skillet ratings?? (11/24/2013 7:16:46 PM): Has anyone tried the skillets with the ceramic lining? Am thinking of giving as a gift and want to know if they are a good buy. It seems that since all of silicone/teflon lined pans seem to chip, am wondering if these chip also? Anyone have good or bad ratings? TIA, Flo in GA 7119 Riteaid comment (11/24/2013 7:20:33 PM): I was in to get my RA freebies and in the cart was several half gallons of milk the RA lady was removing from the refrigerator because they expired yesterday. I said to her, "I'll buy the milk at a reduced price." She said, "No. I'm going to mark them as damaged and set them outside in the back. If you want them, go get them." So, that's what I did. Along with the milk was several half gallons of citrus soda, so I took them. I gave a lot of the milk and soda away but now have a couple of half gallons to use. Any ideas on how to use up so much milk? I'm thinking cream soups and homemade pudding. , Mindy, MD 7122 niece going home! (11/24/2013 8:09:35 PM): Our niece Katie gets to go home from the hospital tonight. I knew she was feeling better when she posted last night that she was tired of being there (and her sister said she was getting sassier)., heather, nv 7127 Olay Pro-X exfoliating brush? (11/24/2013 9:17:32 PM): I've been wanting to buy a Pro-X exfoliating brush for a while now, and may go for it soon. I don't want to use the olay cleanser: I rather make my own cleanser using some dr bronner's soap and sugar granules or something? Has anyone done that? Please share your exper. if u have this kind of brush and make ur own cleanser. Thanks! , like the idea of it 7132 Clock Issues (11/25/2013 5:48:40 AM): Okay I am having a blonde day. But could I get a second opinion on this. Here in Indiana since now we play with the clocks twice a year..... When these offers on the coke rewards site.... the twelve days of offers. Won't that be like twelve noon here in Indiana. Yes I should check the offers for the Twelve Days of Christmas at NOON.... Yes ?? , Nancee/IN 7136 Swagbucks Code (11/25/2013 7:58:34 AM): CandiedYams before 8am PT/11am ET for 3 SBs!, Melody 7141 About Debbie, OR (11/25/2013 11:25:05 AM): I have been offline for a few days and did not want my response from those asking to get lost. I have gone through my second set of treatments and am supposed to go in on Sat for new scans. They have not confirmed this appt yet however. The first treatment did not shrink the cancer at all. It grew. When I get those, I will let you guys know. Thanks for thinking of me! , Debbie, OR 7143 Bumping up -- PUZZLE (11/25/2013 11:50:39 AM): Hi,everyone -- Last night our den/office was so cold,I didn't want to be in there to post. But I made a long list of trees right in our neighborhood (Oregon is tree country). Then I made a long list of herbs and spices but couldn't come up with any matches. Hope you got it, Mac!, Alice Dodge, OR 7145 Kindle & cloud (11/25/2013 11:57:22 AM): I want to buy a Cd but hide the purchase of it from my daughters cloud. Amazon told me I can't do that, she will see it right away. Does anyone know how to get around this? It's a great price right now on amazon but I'd hate for her to see it., Barbara, Texas 7146 Black Friday (11/25/2013 11:57:31 AM): what are your plans for this weekend? WAGS ( the only Drugstore around me) has always been open Thursday, so I may pick up some of their FARR stuff, although not a whole lot. Then I plan on going to Walmart and Tractor Supply, then shopping online at Kohls, Target, Bath and Body Works, and Gymboree. Are any of you all venturing out? Shopping online? Used to it was really fun, my best friend and I would get up in the middle of the night, go to starbucks, shop for a few hours, then eat breakfast at Cracker Barrel together. We haven't been able to get together the last few years, so I have started shopping online for most sales and it's just as good. , Rachel, AR 7148 Swagbucks question: (11/25/2013 12:35:38 PM): There's a 500 point opportunity. Apparently, you sign up for something called "M-GO" (which looks as though it could be a way to rent movies on line, but I'm not sure). Does anyone know what "M-GO" is, how it works, and if they have a wide variety of movies? Is there a monthly fee or do you just pay for what you rent? Part of the offer is that, in addition to the 500 points, you get two free movies. I don't mind signing up and renting the occasional movie but I don't want a monthly fee obligation., Jane, CA 7150 Brr Cold-- (11/25/2013 1:17:16 PM): We took a weekend trip to Florida for my Dad's 80th birthday. Saturday it was a balmy 85 degrees in Sebring, FL. Today we come home to 42 and expecting icy conditions by tomorrow. What a change!! Brrr...I'm not ready for winter!!, Susan, SC 7161 Caution: Goodwill (11/25/2013 2:14:39 PM): Hello Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! We have recently been blessed with Twins, and prior to these blessings my youngest GK's were 6 years old. So this Grandma is starting over with baby things. I have been looking for cribs at thrift stores as I may or may not need one as the twins live 3 hours away. I was told at GoodWill that they do not sell Baby Cribs....ok....today while I was taking in donations, I saw a Crib, I was excited! Except I was told that they throw them away. So if you want to get rid of old cribs and believe that you are doing good for someone, give them to any other organiztion except GoodWill. Thanks for listening...., Tami, TX 7167 where to buy cheap money orders? (11/25/2013 2:40:28 PM): I paid $3.00 fee for buying a $200 money order at my local credit union. Where do you get money orders cheap(er)?, Cindy T., WI 7168 Account Fraud (11/25/2013 2:43:25 PM): I discovered last week that someone was able to get $1,000 from my credit union checking acct, and move it into a Discover Bank checking account. This was done w/o my knowledge, permission or consent. I *believe* it is straightened out now, i.e., fraud statement made, money returned, account #s changed. The fraud account was opened in my name, with my details, apparently only the ss# was wrong. Why would someone do this? What a hassle for me!, Cindy T., WI 7174 puzzle (11/25/2013 2:54:49 PM): I asked my daughter who is a Montessori teacher and teaches about trees. She came up with Osage Orange, sage and oregano., Theresa, PA 7175 Bakers - Would You Use? (11/25/2013 2:57:42 PM): Would you use this? I have 2 boxes of Pillsbury Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread - both still unopened and in original boxes. They "expired" March 2013. I love these and just found them in the back of the pantry. I hate to throw them out. Thanks!, Shanna, CA 7183 Gas Prices (11/25/2013 3:38:59 PM): Ours dropped to $3.30 two weeks ago and now is going up again, now $3.40, Jackie A., PA 7202 No Picture (11/25/2013 6:20:20 PM): Ok ladies I do not have any picture to back this up but I promise it did happen. My hubby actually put toilet paper in bathroom. I have one of those things that you can put 3-4 rolls at one time and I was kidding that I needed to do my supply clerk job for the bathroom. Well I was a little busy with kitchen and when I went in to BR he had done it. Miracles do happen. Oh I know don't get my hopes up for toothpaste but I can dream., Vicki H, Va. 7215 leather couches (11/25/2013 8:56:03 PM): My daughter is looking for a new couch and has two husky dogs. One place told her bonded leather is better than real leather for dogs and another place said they would never have bonded leather with dogs. I told her I would ask everyones opinion on here. I am sure many of you have experience with differnt kinds of leather furniture and dogs. Please help. Thanks, Gloria WI 7222 Let's Talk Turkey (11/26/2013 7:17:50 AM): Here we go again. Didn't we just have Thanksgiving? I think that once you get "over the hill" you pick up speed going down the other side. So what is your menu? I make the same meal each year, BORING! Looking for some inspiration. ( I have picky people as guests, yes, they're adults), Sharon in Chilly MI 7233 Green bean recipes (11/26/2013 9:30:21 AM): Would you all share your family's favorite green bean recipes -- mainly I see the mushroom soup type casseroles at carry-in dinners or in a chilled mixed bean salad. , Helen in VA 7235 Sewer gas smell (11/26/2013 9:44:19 AM): Hi - OK, I'm hoping some people on here know more about building than I do. Situation: I live in an old farmhouse with an old poured cement floor, with floor drains. We sometimes get sewer gas smells from the septic tank. We've checked the tank, it's not leaking. But it probably just drains out into a farm file (OLD farmhouse). Anyway, my husband said the only way to install gas traps on the floor drains is to bust up and remove the floor drains, put the proper plumbing in and re-pour the floor. I'm hoping there's some device out there created to retro-fit in an old house - something we can install ABOVE the current cement floor and avoid all the cost of removing the floor Thanks for your input, No Name 7236 Swagbucks Code (11/26/2013 10:04:12 AM): Capricious Worth 4 SB until 10 am PDT/12 noon CDT/1 pm EDT, Melody 7240 Keurug iced tea (11/26/2013 11:19:05 AM): I have some of these cups of iced tea meant for a Keurug, but don't have one. Can these mixes be used by stirring them into a glass of water and ice ? Thanks for your answers., Alice, Or. 7243 Speed Queen home gas dryer (11/26/2013 1:04:49 PM): I'm looking for a new gas dryer. The Frigidare, Maytag and GE have such a small handle I can't get it open. The Speed Queen has a decent grip to open and I know they are a quality product. Price is just a little higher than the others depending on which model you choose. , Charmayne IL 7248 Cold Rainy Day (11/26/2013 2:46:03 PM): Such a cold rainy day here in eastern WV today, the kind of weather that chills you to the bone. I'm so thankful for our warm cozy home., Donna,WV 7251 Electric Choice (11/26/2013 3:11:51 PM): We are so lucky in PA to be able to choose our electric supplier. I am paying 6.89 cents/KWHR and the main provider PP&L is charging 8.77 cents. That's a savings of 21%., Bob, PA 7252 Kmart Joe Boxer Christmas commerical (11/26/2013 3:42:22 PM): Someone posted the link and facebook and it made me chuckle -- hope I don't offend anyone! http://tinyurl.com/q2slu6janyone, Helen in Va 7262 CVS Greendot (11/26/2013 7:08:40 PM): Is the CVS green Dot deal working in south Florida I would like to try it tomorrow. I'm doing the happy dance Just turned in 7500 swag bucks for Wal-Mart gift cards then bought $75 dollars in Visa gift cards. This will be my daughters' boyfriends' xmas gift I started Jan 1st with Swag Bucks. I'm proud I made this much before xmas. Next year I hope to double the number of points. Please keep the swagBucks lessons coming, Lynda/SFL 7266 Thanksgiving side dish (11/26/2013 10:39:49 PM): I've been making Cranberry-Pineapple Minis each Thanksgiving. I first tried the recipe about 5 years ago and found out my FIL loves it. He even asks me to bring it for other family gatherings. If you want to try it, here's the recipe. Also, instead of making individual servings this year, I poured all of it into a Tupperware jello ring mold, which takes up less space in my fridge. 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple 2 pkgs (3 oz each) raspberry jello 1 can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce 2/3 cup walnut pieces 1 apple, chopped Drain pineapple, reserve juice. Add enough water to juice to measure 2-1/2 cups. Pour in saucepan & bring to boil. Pour over jello mixes in a large bowl. Stir 2 minutes till dissolved. Stir in the other ingredients. Spoon into 24 paper lined muffin cups. Refrigerate 2-1/2 hrs till firm., Teresa CA 7269 Bob (11/27/2013 6:01:40 AM): My electric bill shows "consumption" 1110 at a cost of $130.20 for this past month. I'm guessing that is KWH. That doesn't seem right though?? We pay water and sewer in our bill also but that is listed separately on it., Susan, SC 7270 Beth and Janie (11/27/2013 6:55:55 AM): Regarding Our non-communicating emails. I don't get it, both addresses are web-based, you'd think they'd get through. Granted I have an old computer and pokey dial up, but I do get other emails. I'm planning on getting a new computer and some sort of wifi. Just don't want the windows 8 that seems to come with all the new computers. Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving to both of you. , Sharon in Sunny but Cold MI 7271 Amazon Review (11/27/2013 7:18:22 AM): This is the funniest review I have ever read. Can't stop reading them. Do not read if you are squeamish or are easily offended. http://tinyurl.com/pxsclp5, SB, SB 7273 First Snow (11/27/2013 8:41:54 AM): Ok...We had our first SNOW of the season here in SC. It snowed big fluffy flakes around 9:30am for all of about 20 minutes here in the Greenville area just at the foothills of the Appalachians!! Early for us. But as soon as it came, it disappeared., Susan, SC 7279 Hardened Sugar (bumping up) (11/27/2013 10:52:53 AM): What I do is put the hardened sugar in a microwaveable bowl or dish & put in the microwave with a cup of water, nuke it for a few minutes. Stopping every few minutes & testing the sugar to see if it's softening any. When it's softened, use it as you wanted to. Then storage it in a bin or container that hopefully it won't happen again, to, but if it does then you know what to do., Terri, NV 7284 Swagbucks Code (11/27/2013 12:57:44 PM): 8Nights 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET for 8 SBs!, Melody 7286 How much data do u use? (11/27/2013 1:34:46 PM): Just wondering how much data any of you use each month for your laptop,phones etc. I have no data plan on our phones, but for my laptop, I have 5GB, and here lately I am going over the limit and having to pay extra. I only check emails, get on facebook, ebay, etc each day, haven't even been getting on Pinterest lately, but I do play Farmville 2. I don't download music hardly ever, but have lots of pictures on here that I take. Just wondering as I use to not use near this much, and don't like paying extra., Larie/Ky 7289 facebook (11/27/2013 2:13:35 PM): I like to check facebook each day. It seems like after 10-15 min. it "locks up" and won't go up or down & not even let me close it. What is causing this & what can I do about it??? Please help., Elaine, MO 7290 Need help setting up IPad mini (11/27/2013 2:20:05 PM): How do I talk to Siri, how do I access I-Cloud, and am I suppose to log-off the opening page b4 turning ipad off?, Carolyn NY 7292 advice (11/27/2013 2:27:56 PM): If you want to win anything-a race, your self, your life- you have to go a little berserk. Fortune cookie from my lunch today, JudyB LA 7294 Paypal app/checks (11/27/2013 3:12:45 PM): For a long time, on different phones, I have added checks to my Paypal account through their app. The latest update will not work when adding checks. On two different androids, I get as far as photographing the check, but then the screen pauses and it kicks me off. What may be wrong? I have tried repeatedly., Grace Basham, CA 7295 question - women only (11/27/2013 3:19:19 PM): My daughter took antibiotics and now has what looks like a yeast infection. Of course doctors office closed for the holidays. What OTC can you recommend? What yogurt do you recommend? She had trouble with Activia, mom 7296 digestion (11/27/2013 3:22:18 PM): What do you recommend for someone who has trouble digesting vegetables? They seem to pass through undigested, also a lot of gas, anon 7307 Slippers (11/27/2013 6:19:47 PM): Kohls doesn't sell my so plush slippers this year, and last years Christmas present only lasted for the season. Hoping I get new ones this year, I decided to look under the bed if any old ones could get me through. Seriously, 7 different single slippers. Sigh. Time to clean and vacuum under the bed., Sue S, WI 7309 Soda Stream (11/27/2013 7:00:28 PM): We want to get a Soda Stream for Christmas. Which is the best one and where is a good deal? I was already thinking of BB&B and the 20% coupon, JudyB LA 7321 Happy Thanksgiving (11/28/2013 7:03:15 AM): Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today it is very crisp, clear and very cold here in Vermont. Yesterday in the southern end it was pretty wet and rainy so I went shopping locally on my day off. I have a lot to be thankful for. I had my "complete" physical yesterday and got an overall great report. Yes, I still need to lose "more than a few" pound" and I still need to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. But that's not too bad considering where I was over a year ago. So off to the inlaws later today. The jello salads have jelled. The potato dough rolls -- looked likes one batch has risen ok -- the other not so much. (Guess those will stay home for hubby to eat later.) I'll pull together some biscuits instead for "extras" and probably upset the "planners." (I can probably get away with it though, maybe I'll put chocolate chips in the muffins or biscuits and leave that batch on the kids table -- they'll be gone before the uptight adults notice.) On second thought, maybe I can get an invite to the kids table -- they are much more fun to be around., Joanne VT 7323 Happy Thanksgiving (11/28/2013 7:45:39 AM): The turkey is all nestled snug in the oven. A quiet dinner today with two friends is our plan. I'm thankful to the Lord for all the blessings He's poured out on us this year, including two special friends on this board. Thank you, Michele, for all your hard work keeping this site going., Sharon in Cloudy MI 7325 did I dream this (11/28/2013 8:16:53 AM): I could swear I read about a puffy jacket at Walgreens for today or black Friday. I don't see it anywhere in the ad. Was it somewhere else or did I dream it?, confused 7326 did I dream (11/28/2013 8:26:32 AM): Never mind. I swear I had gone through the ad thoroughly and now I flip the Walgreens ad over and there it is! Last night I called a friend and caught myself trying to wish her a happy Valentines Day, confused 7327 Life vest (11/28/2013 9:23:08 AM): My brother was just released from the hospital with a "life vest". Does anyone have any personal experience with this? Thanks in advance for any info., Georgia,PA 7328 Swagbucks Code (11/28/2013 9:38:56 AM): TurkeyDay before 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET for 6 Swag Bucks., Melody 7332 Happy Thanksgiving (11/28/2013 11:30:22 AM): Happy Thanksgiving to all here who have offered advice, suggestions, information, made me laugh, made me cry. A special thanks to all the military men and women who have protected me and my freedom. And special thanks to their moms, dads, husbands, wives, children and loved ones who support them and share the good they do and the sacrifices they make. My husband is working a 10 hour shift today. I'm especially thankful for him and the love he shows me on a daily basis. Have a wonderful holiday, all!, Marion CA 7333 Happy Thanksgiving (11/28/2013 11:48:56 AM): I am blessed to have many dear RC friends, who are a big part of my life. Some of the world's best listeners to life's problems are Amy, OH; Lila, TX, and Jane, CA! Thank you ladies, for always being there for me. Michele, I am thankful for the effort and unflagging dedication you put into this site. Many times, you have enabled me to help someone with our "good deals". Bless you and your beautiful family. Now, more than ever with the recent loss of your dear son, you mean so very much to the RC Family. , Grace Basham, CA 7334 Football alternative (11/28/2013 12:38:17 PM): An alternative to watching football today. Sci-Fi is having a James Bond marathon today and tomorrow., Joanne VT 7337 Happy Thanksgiving (11/28/2013 2:34:06 PM): Wishing everyone a happy and a safe Thanksgiving! We are having a beautiful, cool, day in Kansas City. I made dinner last night and just had to warm it up this morning ... packed it all up and went to have lunch with Rodney. My son and family came. It was so awesome to have all of us together. We have so much to be thankful for this year, the main thing being that we still have Rodney with us to celebrate!, Sandy B., MO 7342 To everyone (11/28/2013 5:42:48 PM): Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for -- Marion and Grace you summed it up beautifully, Sandy too. And loving best wishes to Michele and family -- this must have been a bittersweet Holiday for all of you. Usually I do the big dinner with leftovers for all to take home. Then, Jane, I simmer the frame and make turkey broth for the freezer. This year it was a treat to be invited to my in-laws for a wonderful meal!, Alice Dodge, OR 7344 Happy Thanksgiving! (11/28/2013 6:13:13 PM): We had a good day with DH's sis, her DH, niece, and great nephew. It was kinda quiet but nice, turkey, ham, and all the trimmings. I hope that all my RC friends have had as good a day as we did. I really care for all of you and think of you often. Hope you have a good shopping day tomorrow. I plan to do a little shopping but most will be on line. I only need to get 2 gifts for gift exchanges at church and a Walmart gift card for one nephew, then I'm done. Happy shopping!, Nancy, LA 7345 Happy Thanksgiving (11/28/2013 6:14:21 PM): Hope most everyone had a great time with family and friends. My heart goes out to those who could not be home or who had no one to be with and those who have lost loved ones. Just a quiet family time for all of us here in Virginia., Vicki,Va, 7349 Swagbuck Code (11/28/2013 6:46:10 PM): Code is GobbleGobble for 3 points 7pm PST and 10pm EST. Love bonus points being double., Vicki, Va 7354 Life vest-Barb (11/29/2013 2:18:15 AM): My brother had heart surg in April....had an episode a few days ago and was going to have a defibrillator placement but needs to wear the vest for approx one month first. Something about his insurance requires the life vest first?? Was never sick a day in his life before the April surg...Never went for regular check ups.....I guess we should all go for those check ups even though we don't always feel they are necessary. Thanks all for your input., Georgia,PA 7356 Swagbucks Code (11/29/2013 7:43:33 AM): TripleSB before 9am PT for 3 SBs, Melody 7357 computer help (11/29/2013 10:34:14 AM): For some reason the address bar at top of page has gotten real long. How do I shorten it back to the way it was? Looks like grandkids might have done something. Hope someone can help. Thanks, Sharon,OH 7358 Swagbucks Code (11/29/2013 10:58:07 AM): Discount before 11:30am PT/2:30pm PT for 6 SBs!, Melody 7359 need advice (11/29/2013 10:15:04 AM): I am wanting to sell my Cricut machine and accesories. I was thinking Craigs List. I has a machine used less than 2 hours, 5 cartridges (complete in box, 1 never opened) the green zippered accessory kit ( like new) cutting mat and a fancy bag made by PLAID Creative Gear with inserts to organize it all. advice on fair asking price and best avenue to sell it? I see on ebay the cartridges say UNLINKED which I guess means never installed in a machine., Maryjane S, FL 7360 Am I the only one... (11/29/2013 11:24:29 AM): Please tell me that I am not the only one who just isn't interested in Christmas this year. I don't really feel that there is any one reason. I know that part of it is because there has been so much emphasis on Christmas this year. When I say emphasis I guess I mean advertising and so much so early this year. I feel that I have been bombarded with Christmas advertising, music etc since the end of October. And it has just gotten worse through November. A local radio station started playing Christmas music in November! When did car makers start having Black Friday commercials? I never had a problem with Mercedes Benz Christmas commercials. But now they all seem to have one. Plus with so many stores opening on Thanksgiving seems to have taken some of the excitement of the season. It is as if there is nothing sacred anymore when they start taking over Thanksgiving to shop for Christmas. I didn't even look at any of the ads online or in the paper when in previous years I have. Am I the only one?, Leigh IA 7361 H2O Wear (11/29/2013 11:32:59 AM): Has anyone bought the support work out top to use as a bra? I have heard the zip front bra they carry isn't much. What size should I order? I wear 34 DD bra.They have a black Friday sale and their phone is down., Juanita Gillespie VA 7364 Best K cups? (11/29/2013 12:56:41 PM): What are the best K cups for hot cocoa? Tea (in SE Texas - tea is best sweet :) )? Coffee for a teen that loves Starbucks? Thanks!, Susan near Houston 7365 Data use on laptop (11/29/2013 12:59:30 PM): Thanks to the 2 ladies that replied about my high data useage. Yes, I ususally do leave my facebook page on, while doing all my other stuff where I can go back & forth during the day. This morning I was on here for only 27 minutes, checking facebook and did my Farmville 2 game, and I checked my data useage and it was 56,854 KB for just 27 minutes. Does that sound right? Now I have been on here for over an hr, checking emails, and searching amazon etc for deals, and I will check thtat useage after I log off. It seems like I m using so much more than I ever did before., Larie/Ky 7366 Swagbucks Code (11/29/2013 1:05:04 PM): TRIPLE before 1pm PT/4pm ET for 9 SBs., Melody 7367 Stacy Lewis (11/29/2013 1:37:32 PM): Please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Lynn Wi 7369 Black Friday Shopping (11/29/2013 2:20:35 PM): Please post your Black Friday shopping adventures. It's always fun to read., Sonya NC 7371 Jane & LL Bean slipper lovers (11/29/2013 2:37:57 PM): RE: LL Bean wicked slippers. I have had 2 pairs of them and really did not want to spend the $60 for another pair. Since it is just the lining that is completely worn through, I took a chance and ordered the Uggs sheepskin insoles from Amazon. ( http://www.amazon.com/UGG-Australia-Womens-Sheepskin-Insoles/dp/B000LSW5CC/ref=sr_1_1? s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1385761242&sr=1-1&keywords=uggs+insoles ) They were about $15. They are WONDERFUL. Next time, I will order a size smaller than I normally wear, as these really fill up my slippers. But I am sure I can make it through another winter season with them. You may want to try them to see if they extend your slipper wear. HTH!, Lori OH 7380 Computer ??? (11/29/2013 3:39:19 PM): I have windows XP and use Windows Internet Explorer. I have also Microsoft Essentials. I have cleaned everything I can think of on my computer and it still runs slow and continually freezes up. Like the other person the other day I cannot scroll down on my FB page but about half way, then it freezes and it is slower that molasses on everything else. What is next for me to do??? Help please!!! I won't change from Internet explorer though cause I am familiar with it at home and at work. Thank You!!, HELP!! 7381 Swagbucks Code (11/29/2013 3:40:50 PM): Save200 before 3:15pm PT/6:15pm ET for 13 SBs!, Melody 7391 To member (11/29/2013 4:49:22 PM): I have already done all of that!! Any other ideas for my computer, HELP!! 7393 Swagbucks Code (11/29/2013 5:18:18 PM): BFDeals for 8 SBs before 5pm PT/8pm ET., Melody 7395 Christmas trees! (11/29/2013 5:38:12 PM): Call me Scrooge, but I had to comment about something I saw recently on Facebook. A friend was proudly showing off her Christmas tree, including a second tree in her toddler's room--well before Thanksgiving! Yes, I realize some folks cannot wait to decorate. But I believe it blurs the boundaries between the holidays. , Grace Basham, CA 7399 Littleton Coins (11/29/2013 6:46:42 PM): Several weeks ago (early November?) there was an ad in one of the Sunday supplements for Littleton Coin for the 2013 presidential dollars, 8 for $8. I know someone who is interested in this offer, but I can't find the ad. Do any of you remember this? She needs a code that appears in the ad. I appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks so much., Geri P - WI 7402 Swagbucks Code (11/29/2013 7:30:29 PM): Sephora before 7pm PT/10pm ET for 7 Swag Bucks!, Melody 7407 Swagbucks Code (11/29/2013 8:55:10 PM): DailyDeal before 10pm PT/1am ET for 4 SBs!, Melody 7414 Tree/apology (11/29/2013 10:11:41 PM): I realize I sounded rude in criticizing the early tree trimners, and I apologize for the offense., Grace Basham, CA 7420 Micro bed sheets (11/30/2013 6:01:21 AM): I need to buy sheets for a gift. When shopping online yesterday I noticed the Micro fiber sheets which I have not seen/used are much cheaper. I saw some feedback saying they didn't stay on the bed very well. What are the pros and cons on this board? , NobleK, MO 7421 Doctor called last night (11/30/2013 7:29:26 AM): I am blessed to have a great cardiologist who will call me on a holiday weekend with test results. I had a stress test Wednesday and it came out OK. I have aortic stenosis with a leaking valve and was having shortness of breath. He said the heart muscle is getting adequate oxygen and blood flow is good, so I can wait a while for valve replacement surgery. Something else to be thankful for!, Nancy, LA 7423 Water Heater (11/30/2013 8:53:48 AM): We had a new water heater put in earlier this year. This morning my daughter said she had to turn the hot water valve on farther in the shower to get hot water. We live in the country and have well water. I would hate to think the water heater isn't working right. We haven't changed the setting on it. Any ideas? I think I know what the "problem" may be but wanted others opinion too. Thanks so much!, Ann 7424 Christmas (11/30/2013 9:26:37 AM): To go along with early decorations. While I will never decorate before Thanksgiving, I prefer to wait until the first week of December. That being said, I was greeted yesterday, NOVEMBER 29th mind you, with 'Merry Christmas'. Come on that is too early, it's not even DECEMBER yet. Being a couponer/saver, I shop all year for presents, of all types not just Christmas. But the stores are really ruining the holidays. The anticipation is a big part of the holiday feeling. Walking into the big department stores in Oct and seeing them already decked out is ridiculous. By the time Christmas gets here the thrill is gone and I want nothing to do with the music and the garland. One of our radio stations here has been playing Christmas music 24/7 since the 7th on NOV!! I know, I don't have to listen, but during the rest of the year it's my go to station. I may have to change that!, CB OH 7427 Swagbucks Code (11/30/2013 10:00:20 AM): SmallBusiness before noon PT/ 3pm ET for 5 SBs!, Melody 7429 RAOK (11/30/2013 10:01:44 AM): $10 off most orders of $50 or more plus free shipping @ Shutterfly.com Expires 12/14 code : DHAA-CSGH-X8FA-X2BVJU , Susan near Houston 7430 Thanksgiving and Black Friday (11/30/2013 10:26:23 AM): I made Thanksgiving dinner here on Thursday. We do our big family dinner on Saturday, which leaves Thursday free for the married people to have Thanksgiving with their spouse's family. One of my aunts works in a nursing home so she works every Thanksgiving (and any other holiday that falls on her scheduled day to work). It was a small gathering of just me and DH, my 2 kids, 1 grandson, DS's girlfriend, Grandma, my two single aunts, and one uncle. I had a turkey in the freezer and wanted to cook it so decided I would make dinner. Everyone was supposed to be here between 6 and 6:30 since Ginny worked until 5:15. At 5:30, I realized that I had lost track of time. I thought it was only 4:30. My DH had said he wanted deviled eggs, so I had made those the day before and put them in the refrigerator. Our refrigerator has a small drawer under all of the shelves. I the egg platter in there. I thought I was doing good with the timing on Thursday, but at 5:30 I realized I hadn't even started peeling potatoes for the mashed potatoes. No problem there - my son showed up at that time and I put him to work on the potatoes. As he was peeling, my daughter showed up so he got her to peeling them while he chopped them small enough that they would cook in a relatively short amount of time. I had the casseroles ready to go into the oven so that was done. I had bought frozen rolls, thinking they would be quick and easy. They would have been - had I read the part that said to defrost them to room temperature. :) My mom had arrived by this time and suggested I take them out of the aluminum foil pan they came in and defrost them in the microwave and then bake them. That worked perfectly. Everything did come out great and we had a wonderful meal. My mom helped me get all of the dishes done (I am so glad my mother is a neat freak and won't leave until the mess is cleaned up, because honestly I probably would have just left the dishes on the counter so I could go shopping). We got it all cleaned up and everyone left. Remember those deviled eggs I put in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator? Yeah, this is where I remembered them too. LOL After everyone had gone and I caught my breath for a minute, I headed over to pick up my friend Kelly for our annual tradition of Black Friday shopping, although it actually starts on Thursday now. I did miss a couple of the deals that started at 6 on Thursday, but I enjoyed the meal and laughter with my family and what I didn't get will go on sale again before Christmas, I'm sure. Kelly and I headed out around 10. She had back surgery in September so we weren't sure how long she would want to stay out, but she really wanted to go. Our first stop was Tim Horton's so she could get her iced coffee. Our next stop was Target. She wanted a prelit Christmas tree, but they were sold out. I realized that the Ipod in the ad was actually not the one I wanted. The one I wanted had been on sale until Wednesday but I didn't pay close enough attention to the ad to realize that they were two different ones. I decided not to stand in line to pay full price. I did get Monsters University for the grandson. There were no lines at the registers in the front of the store. From there we went to Wal-Mart where I bought myself a handheld vacuum. I may have bought a couple of movies there as well. Next was Ulta where Kelly wanted to get some things for her daughter and I bought myself some Bare Minerals foundation. Yeah, I bought myself a few things. lol Then was Elder Beerman where neither of us bought anything. Then on to Bath & Body Works. We both needed to sit down by this point so headed to the food court and had smoothies. We looked in Penney's after that and found where they would be giving out the snow globes. Then it was back to Tim Hortons for more iced coffee and then we decided to sit in the van and rest for a while until it was time to get the snow globes. Kelly had her pain pills with her and was trying to keep ahead of the pain with those and resting a lot. We got our snow globes but didn't find anything else in the store. I was going to get some of the Arizona jeans for my son, but when I buy new jeans, I want them to look like new jeans, not the faded, torn up ones we already have in our closets. Since I couldn't find any jeans that looked new in his size, I didn't get any. Next was Ollie's Bargain Outlet where I got 3 GPS units with lifetime updates. They were refurbished, but only $40 each. I got one for each kid and one for myself since the one I have would cost $50 to update the maps. From Ollie's was breakfast at Tee Jaye's, then on to Walgreen. By this time Kelly was in a lot of pain and we were thinking about going home. We decided to make Kohls our last stop. She said she could do it and there were a couple of things on her list she wanted from there, so we went to Kohls. This was the only place that we had to stand in line for any length of time. I got an outfit for the baby and some black dress pants for my son, which he needs for work. The pants were on sale for $14.99. I did find some that said they were wrinkle free, but they were on sale for $45. I decided to buy him an iron. :) Kelly got everything that was on her list. By this time, it was 10 a.m. and we were exhausted. I was hurting from all the walking. I can only imagine how Kelly must have felt by that time. She was having such a hard time moving. We really overdid it. We decided that from now on if she needed surgery, it would wait until January 2. I dropped her off at home and her husband came out to carry in all that she had bought. Hopefully she took a Vicodin and went to bed. I came home and took a short nap because I didn't want to be up all night. When I got up around 4:00, my husband said I was up early and asked if I had somewhere I needed to be. I told him, "yes, asleep tonight." (I'm so witty when I'm tired! lol) He thought I had to work third shift last night, but that was a misunderstanding. All in all, it was a good time. I'm so thankful that my family loves me enough to laugh when I mistime the dinner and will laugh when they find out they missed out on the deviled eggs because I forgot to serve them. I'm also thankful I have a good friend to share Black Friday shopping with every year and hope we can do it for many more years to come, although I hope Kelly can do it pain free next year. , Amy J, OH 7431 Why I Love Christmas (11/30/2013 10:32:17 AM): 1. Here in southern MI it gets dark early, around 5:30 p.m. I love seeing the bright lights that decorate folks' homes. So what, if it's November. It just is a harbinger of good things to come. 2. I love Christmas music, all the way from "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" to "Mary, Did You Know", my newest favorite. I often start playing my cd's in October. 3. While I don't bake much any more, I do enjoy the Christmas cookies, fudge and decorated cakes. They smell and taste so good. 4. Love the children's Christmas program at church. Little Marys and Josephs, the kings with their crowns inching down over their eyes, angels with crooked halos waving at mom and dad or grandpa and grandma in the audience. 5. Love finding the right gift for those loved ones. 6. Adore putting my tree up with my "memory" ornaments. No fancy, co-ordinated tree here, just ornaments we've picked up in travels, some that my son and DIL have found in their travels. I have a gorgeous one, red glass ball with etching on it from the Czech republic. Other ornaments remind me of loved ones who've gone on to heaven ahead of me. 7.I have no grandchildren, so I work year round on Operation Christmas Child, finding things I can pack in shoe boxes to send all over the world to children who have so little in this world's goods. 8. I was very happy to hear a clerk at Target today, November 30th, wish me a Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. 9. Do I let Christmas crowd out other holidays? Absolutely not. We had a nice Thanksgiving day with friends and relatives. I'm very thankful all the time, not on just one day of the year. 10. Finally, yes, I do have grief in my life, aches and pains, trials and tribulations. I try to remember this verse: "Finally, brethern, whatsoever things are true, honest, just, lovely, of good report....think on these things." Good advice, not just at Christmas, but all year long. May I be the first to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!, Sharon in Sunny MI 7433 GREAT holiday long weekend (11/30/2013 11:25:40 AM): here- I still have this sinus infection and am staying at home. Not a huge fan of Black Friday shopping and it's nice just staying in and relaxing. I'm sitting by the fire with wassail and good Hallmark Christmas movies. Life is good at the farm., Sharon B.,VA 7443 Loyalty cards (11/30/2013 2:01:19 PM): I just got my first smart phone and was told by the cashier at Food Lion that there is an app for scanning all those loyalty cards onto the phone. I see there are a few of them and wonder what everyone recommends ? I have a Droid if that matters !, Pat nc 7444 agree? (11/30/2013 2:03:54 PM): Ten yrs. ago, our world had Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Jobs, no Cash, and no Hope!, Ruth, MO 7445 Footballl (11/30/2013 3:08:15 PM): Getting ready to watch the big in-state rivalry game of two top ranked teams. Clemson traveled to Columbia today to take on USC Gamecocks. We live just down the road a ways from Clemson so most people here see orange. My son follows USC though so he'll be a minority as he roots for them tonight., Susan, SC 7450 Dorothy H/IL? (11/30/2013 4:25:15 PM): I haven't noticed Dorothy H being here recently. I hope all is well., Grace Basham, CA 7452 Insurance (11/30/2013 4:53:30 PM): I heard another nurse describe Obamacare. She said that Obamacare is about insurance, not healthcare. As a nurse working in a hospital I agree. The President doesn't care about peoples health at all, just getting his hands on our insurance . Just wait, in the next few years he will be saying that we need single payer health care because Obamacaare isn't working. , Jackie A., PA 7453 computer help (11/30/2013 5:04:30 PM): I have windows 7 IE 11 and all of a sudden,yesterday, the address bar got real long and I do not know how to get it back to the way it was,shorter. It is driving me crazy! Thanks for any help or suggestions., Sharon,Oh 7454 college football (11/30/2013 5:23:37 PM): What great endings for the OSU vs MI game & the AL vs Auburn games today! , loved it 7456 Lila, TX (11/30/2013 5:30:25 PM): Lila, please email when you can. Your holiday sounded very un-merry. Please let me know how you are. I miss our texts., Grace Basham, CA 7457 Christmas dinner ideas (11/30/2013 5:33:42 PM): I know it is early, but I know I will have to make dinner at my mom's house for Christmas since NO restaurants are open on Christmas day (we checked into it last year). I want easy (and not turkey), but something my DB and nephew (and my family) won't complain about. Maybe if I tell DB soon what we are having (and what he can bring/pick up) it will go over better than last year (he expected a complete turkey, etc dinner, but didn't offer to help)., Heather, NV 7460 tablet (11/30/2013 5:52:48 PM): My son bought a 7" RCA tablet at Walmart and is looking for a case. He says the Walmart one is too flimsy Anyone have recommends? He could swear he saw one in a Black Friday ad, me 7475 Hiding a Browswer Icon in Smartphone (11/30/2013 7:49:03 PM): Why would someone hide their browser in their smartphone?, mom 7478 Lila/Dallas (11/30/2013 8:12:37 PM): I haven't been to Dallas with the group, but Dave and I were there in 2004. He saw a pickup truck that he liked while he was driving for work. Our local Dodge dealer said they would match any price so Dave brought the ad home with him. We took it to the local Dodge dealer and they said there was a residency clause and we had to live in Texas to get that deal so they wouldn't honor it. Called the Texas dealership and they said there was no residency clause. Tricounty gave us another excuse. Again, we called the dealership in Texas and were told there were no restrictions. In the end, Tricounty wouldn't match the price so we flew to Texas and brought home his pickup truck. We bought it at Randall Noe in Terrell, Texas. We did visit the Stockyards and eat at Billy Bob's. Even with the flight to Dallas, the motel(s) and the drive home, we spent much less than he would have gotten the truck for had he bought it here. When we brought the truck home, he told me he was going to put a Michigan sticker in the window. I asked him where he thought he was going to park his truck. :) There is now an Ohio State sticker in the truck. I like my Bucks, but I do realize how close they came to losing to Michigan today. , Amy J, OH 7479 Paul Walker (11/30/2013 8:12:40 PM): best known for The Fast And Furious franchise has reportedly died in a fiery car crash today. His webpage has reported it and his manager tweeted it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Walker They're in the middle of filming #7 in the franchise., ,,,,,,,, 7480 Fake Websites (11/30/2013 8:15:46 PM): Warning! After a recent wave of identify thefts, the FBI estimates there are over 500 fake obamacare websites set up for the sole purpose of stealing your personal information. So protect yourself and remember: the real one is the one that doesn't work., Geri, IL 7489 T-shirt (11/30/2013 8:59:04 PM): Several years ago, DH and I saw a T-shirt in one of the shops at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. It had a dog and a cat sitting in student desks and there was a math problem written on the chalk board. It said something about being against animal testing. We didn't buy it the day we saw it. Then DH decided he wanted it so we went back for it, but it was gone. I have never seen it since. Does anyone know where I can find this shirt? I have looked at Cafe Press and they don't have it. They have just a dog at a desk, but this had BOTH the dog and the cat with the math problem on the board. I found a picture of it on Pinterest, but the link doesn't take me anywhere. I would love to be able to give him this shirt for Christmas this year. I have thought about trying to print out the picture onto transfer paper and then iron that onto a plain T-shirt, which I might still try if I can't just buy the shirt. I have Googled but I'm not finding what I am looking for. Can anyone help?, Amy J, OH 7495 Paul Crouch (11/30/2013 9:08:36 PM): Paul F. Crouch, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday at age 79, according to his website and the network's Facebook page., me 7511 Puzzle (12/1/2013 9:36:02 AM): Answer: Osage orange; oregano and sage Next week's challenge: Name a dance. Change one of the letters to a U. The resulting letters can be rearranged to name an event at which this dance is done. What is it?, MAC--WI 7512 Coke (12/1/2013 10:08:03 AM): i was logged in ready to go at noon. The button lit up but the site has ceased, I never got the page to load., Doreen Mi 7513 Joan J (12/1/2013 10:10:12 AM): Not every Driver has car insurance. Some don't have insurance since they don't own a car, but still have a divers licence. The ones that have insurance are allowed to have bare bones plans if they want or full coverage., Jackie A., PA 7514 Jane (12/1/2013 10:23:10 AM): You are right that children shouldn't go hungry. Problem is that most of the time the parents would rather spend the money on luxuries like phones, eating out, cigarettes or booze, new clothes or purses, etc. How do we fix that? We can try to teach them about what is a necessity. Will they change or keep spending on non necessities? I think they will not change. Another option is to take the kids away from the parents, not a good option either. That leave us with helping to provide the money for food but most of the parents buy the more expensive pre-made food and run out of money. I've seen this may times with some family members. We have a problem that is not solvable unless the parents change and put the children first., Jackie A., PA 7515 Jane and Joan J (12/1/2013 10:29:54 AM): I don't think anyone here begrudges people having insurance. My problem is the impact to the millions that have lost their coverage or their premiums and deductibles have risen to a point that they can not afford coverage. The ACA coverage has many limitations that the other policies didn't including the in network clause. In some states in network is the county of residence only. Many of the top hospitals are opting out of the coverage the ACA provides. If my dd ends up on ACA she will have to establish a residence in Minneapolis to continue to see the docs she has seen for 22 years. My mother and my friends lost coverage for many meds this year in preparation for 2014. Many didn't want coverage before and still don't. Again this is impacting everybody to possibly cover a few. There are also the millions losing their jobs or having their hours cut. Here some businesses have closed or are closing as their lease runs out because of all of the regulations coming., Anna, AL 7539 Pet Rescue Saga on Facebook (12/1/2013 4:54:19 PM): I am at the level where I am supposed to get 98% of the blocks cleared to get 20K points. I have tried different methods, played quicker, etc., but nothing seems to work. At the end, the game tells me I didn't clear 98% of the blocks (looks like it to me when there's 8 left and I'm over 20K points) and I need to buy a blocker. Is this game rigged so that the only way I can move on is to purchase a blocker?, Mindy, MD 7547 Coke (12/1/2013 9:05:53 PM): The coke rewards site it up and running. , Nancee/IN 7554 Swagbucks Cyber Monday (12/1/2013 9:28:48 PM): Get ready for Cyber Monday to get Triple Stuffed for 3 hour only! Set your reminders for 9 am Eastern Time, 6 am Pacific Time on Monday, December 2nd and take advantage of 3 incredible promotions 1) From 9 am – noon ET / 6 am – 9 am PT get TRIPLE EARNINGS in these areas: Daily Poll awards 3 SBs NOSO awards 6 SBs Toolbar awards 3 SBs Swagbucks Games award 6 SBs for each win (5 wins per day possible) SBTV awards 9 SBs for each 10 videos watched (150 SBs total possible earning per day ) 2) Earn TRIPLE the standard Swag Bucks per dollar in ALL US stores in Swagbucks Shop & Earn for 3 hours (9am – noon ET / 6am – 9am PT) 3) Cyber Monday Swag Code Extravaganza with up to 60 SBs in Swag Codes (Special Hint for US and CA – The Swag Codes begin at 4am PT/ 7am ET, all countries will have the same value in Swag Codes but not all codes will be all countries so that local time can be taken into consideration), Melody 7555 Sheets (12/1/2013 9:48:50 PM): I'm kind of late on the subject so this might have already been discussed. I went to nomorerack.com and they have a 6 piece set of 1600 count sheets for $29.00. They stated they were also "deep pocket". This was great as we have a king size dbl.pillow top with a 4" topper above that. These sheets are AWESOME!! I have since ordered 2 more sets. They also seem to wash and dry well. No "pilling" at all and sooooo soft. The price is excellent for the product in my opinion. Also, they still have these sheets for the same price. JMHO..As always.. , Marian/MO 7556 New-to-Me Bean Salad (12/1/2013 10:55:17 PM): Just made this one today: 2 cans chickpeas (drained and rinsed) and 2 large shallots chopped. Dressing: 1/3c olive oil, 3T lemon juice, 4 cloves garlic, 3t dry parsley, 1-1/2t cumin, 1/4t cayenne, 1t sea salt, pepper to taste. Essentially it tastes like hummus but with more fiber. Some of the olive oil were sample packets, I subbed chili sauce from a Marlboro promotion for the dry cayenne, and used up salt and pepper packets that came with hard boiled eggs. Plan to use up the bits and bobs in the cupboard this month. Keeping it healthy, with high taste and low cost. Stay tuned. Purrrz, Susan R., CA 7558 Cookie cutters: (12/1/2013 11:24:19 PM): Does anyone know where I can get a small to medium sized cookie cutter in the shape of a dog bone?, Jane, CA 7560 Etsy (12/2/2013 12:27:44 AM): Shop on etsy from the comfort of your own computer for lovely handmade or vintage gifts. Visit my shop and save 15% on your purchase by using code HOLLY2013. If you don't have time to shop on Monday, no worries. This code is valid through 12/15/13. www.etsy.com/shop/Koloaquiltsandmore , Karen C, HI 7564 Jane (12/2/2013 5:29:18 AM): I stand by my statement that this act is affecting everyone to cover a few. To date more people have been dropped than have signed up for care. Our premiums and deductibles have risen. As far as dropping coverage Obama postponed the employer mandate for one year to avoid millions more cancellations. My state is not reinstating the old policies for one year. I do not know one person that has not been negatively impacted by this law. My brother has a temp agency that he may have to close in December. His employees are mainly lower wage people that he will be required to cover. The temp agencies are scrambling to try and decide what to do next. Banks are looking to off load their hourly wage folks to temp companies to avoid paying benefits. Many sales jobs and some hospital jobs have become contract or in sales commission only to avoid benefits. Even medical device sales are becoming contract jobs. My best buddy's premiums have risen so much it looks like our lunch outings are a thing of the past. I am sad., Anna, AL 7566 I forgot to mention (12/2/2013 6:06:12 AM): that the Congressional Budget Office predicts that after full implementation of the ACA there will be 30 million still uninsured. That was the number used to advocate for Obamacare. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me., Anna, AL 7568 Swagbucks Code (12/2/2013 7:19:24 AM): Survival in the Swag Code Box on Swagbucks before 9am PT/ Noon ET for 7 SBs! , Melody 7569 CB/OH (12/2/2013 7:24:25 AM): Yes, these sheets cover the corners GREAT!! In fact, there is a little room to spare. I just went and measured our mattress and total height is right at 17". Probably it's 18" but with the sheets and comforter pressing down on the topper it's 17". The sheets will "loosen up" after sleeping on them, they're not stretchy, it's kind of hard to explain. Like I said in my earlier post, they wash up wonderfully and are still as soft as when I first put them on. HTH..As always..., Marian/MO 7575 Walgreen (12/2/2013 8:56:43 AM): When is Walgreen Senior Day. Did I miss it this month?, Nancee/IN 7580 Swagbucks Code (12/2/2013 10:16:57 AM): Effusive Put in Swag Code box by 1pm ET for 2 SBs., Melody 7582 Annual Christmas Card Exchange - Last chance! (12/2/2013 11:39:07 AM): I'm back from vacation. I know a few people signed up while I was gone and I'll get you on the list shortly. Here's how it works. The joy is in the giving! You may send as many cards as you like. You may receive 1 card, you might receive 50. You email me your name/address before December 3rd. I'll send the list out to everyone on or before December 4th. Email me at dianneo @ yahoo to join., Dianne in GA 7583 Shena (12/2/2013 12:11:55 PM): Has anyone heard how Shena is doing?, Joan B 7584 bumper stickers for extreme couponers (12/2/2013 1:18:38 PM): a while ago, possibly even years ago, I saw a bumper sticker that said "Coupon Queen" and ""Extreme Couponer" and "Only 1 person in line, but it's the LONG line-Beware-Couponer aboard". Does anyone still make these, or where can I get/order them? My sisters are learning how much fun couponing can be and I hope to give them their own bumper stickers. Thanks in advance!, Martha R., TX 7585 Swagbucks Code (12/2/2013 1:27:20 PM): Roderick Worth 4 SB until 1PM PT, 3PM CT, 4PM ET., Melody 7586 Jessica K. (12/2/2013 2:34:51 PM): Jessica wasn't able to graduate boot camp. She missed her 1 1/2 mile run in 15 minutes by not very much time. She is taking the test again today, but I haven't heard yet. My dd and Jessica's best friend went up there hoping that she might have passed it in time. After going thru the chain of command and a chaplain, they were able to see her for an hour. She was wanting to come home and go to college. We are encouraging her to stay. She said the people in Chicago were mean. She has been moved from boot camp to "fit" unit until she passes the test, then she will be sent on to Mississippi. We are hoping that she doesn't come back here to go to school, because she can take classes in the Navy and be paid for it. There are not a lot of opportunities here. If you get a chance, please drop her a note and encourage her to keep after it. SR Kretzschmar, JK. Ship 04 Div 2347 3600 Ohio Street Chicago, Il 60088-2103 She has been a good encourager to other ship mates. She has been having migraines (probably from B/C pills) Don't mention this to her. Thanks, , Janice/Ok 7589 Etsy Shop Cyber Monday (12/2/2013 3:03:25 PM): Late to post, but I'm extending my sale throughout the week. :) https://www.etsy.com/shop/aversionx 10% off orders over $9, 15% off orders over $30, and more. Available on anything in my shop - jewelry and supplies. Just got laid off, so trying to help pay the bills! Thanks! :), Angella 7591 Helen in Meridian, ID (12/2/2013 3:28:23 PM): Hi there. Can you email me? I've lost your email address... Shelly in Boise, Shelly in Boise 7598 swagbucks (12/2/2013 4:26:37 PM): for rewards can you get a visa/master card instead of online stuff? I have been getting amazon cards however I have an emergency vet bill tomorrow with my mule as she is having a problem and I will probably have to put her to sleep (long story) at the university as the cost of surgery starts at $4500 - $10,000 way out of my range. I had $300 saved on Amazon.com but I really could use that to pay the vet bill... I am so very upset and down but I knew this decision had to come... is there a way to get a card I could use for vet bills, and truck repairs etc? , Judith, MI 7602 Yahoo email (12/2/2013 5:13:21 PM): Could several people please send me an email? I don't think its working, very unusual for me not to get at least some spam in 7 hours. email@example.com Thanks!!, CB OH 7603 Need Advise !!! (12/2/2013 5:14:35 PM): Okay I am looking for advice here. I mean tell me like it is. I will have a three 6th graders in the house this weekend. As a rule I get a table and they do crafts while the parents play cards. It has gone over quite well. But I could not find any crafts that I thought was old enough for them. Then I saw the Gingerbread House. I have never repeat NEVER put together a Gingerbread House. The box stated that it was complete. I could get three box sets and put the table there and let them have at it. BUT it is too difficult for these kids? Will I be having to sit there and help them. I will be busy running back and forth with the kids and parents and I won’t have time to sit there and supervise. Is this a good idea or not? , Nancee/IN 7607 amazon (12/2/2013 5:59:59 PM): I can't wait to see those drones bring me a package. Soon as it happens I'm going to order something just to have the grands come over and see the drone. And I am probably the biggest kid here too so I bet I'll be a regular.. , louise OH 7608 Toys R Us Experience (12/2/2013 6:24:39 PM): My daughter and I had an unbelievable experience at Toys R Us today. My daughter had checked out and I was still checking out when a woman took her bag with a $100 worth of toys right out of her cart and headed out the door! My daughter and a checker both went outside to see if they could see anyone loading their car but they didn't. Four of the checkers knew exactly who it was because they could describe her. My daughter was standing right next to her cart but had her back to it. I cannot believe people. Toys R Us did replace everything but it makes me so mad that people act like that., Cathy B. Mo. 7609 Pam/MD (12/2/2013 6:29:13 PM): I just got online and found your post. I checked the tag on the sheets and they are 100% polyester. Like I said earlier, they do loosen up somewhat after sleeping on them, but not to the extent they are bothersome. We are very pleased not only with the product but also with the price! HTH...As always..., Marian/MO 7612 I guess I'm OLD (12/2/2013 6:52:28 PM): Well, yesterday I discovered to my surprise that I'm OLD!! Or apparently our kids think we are. I know they love us and all, but really? Hubby turned 60 this year and myself 59. Our oldest daughter told me yesterday that we needed to have a "family discussion". I told her "It wasn't me, I didn't say it, and I didn't do it". She says she and her sisters don't think their dad and I need to do some of the things we have always done, and her words? BECAUSE OF OUR AGE!!! Guess I didn't think we were old and decrepit yet but what do I know! HEHE, I didn't tell her until tonight that Dad and I were up on the second story of the house today hanging Christmas lights. Just thought I'd see if there were any other "decrepit oldsters" on here, LOL...As always..., Ancient Marian/MO 7616 Swagbucks Code (12/2/2013 7:08:43 PM): Amazing before 7pm PT/10pm ET for 4 SBs!, Melody 7620 Swagbucks Code (12/2/2013 8:04:42 PM): CYBERSTEALS enter before 8PM PT, 11PM ET for 8 SBS! Last one for the day., Melody 7624 Venison Roast (12/2/2013 8:47:51 PM): Any good ideas for cooking a venison roast? Someone gave one to my husband in exchange for him cutting up their firewood. It is frozen solid right now. It looks to be about 3 to 5 pounds. So I could wait until the weekend to cook it. If I cook it on a weekday, I would probably put it in the crockpot --since I never seem to get home before 6pm lately. I've cooked venison steaks and chops before and done ok. My husband also insists that all meat be totally well done. No "pink" allowed. Thanks., Joanne VT 7629 I like this! (12/3/2013 12:33:44 AM): Copied from facebook... Read S..L..O..W..L..Y THIIS REFLECTS THE FEELINGS OF A LOT OF PEOPLE. I have never heard this said as simply or as well. Class war at its best. The folks who are getting the free stuff don't like The folks who are paying for the free stuff, because The folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer Afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff. And the folks who are paying for the free stuff Want the free stuff to stop. And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more Free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting! Now... The people who are forcing the people who pay For the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING The free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the Free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist. So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been Convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the Free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay For their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place. We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there Are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the Free stuff. Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere Between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money From the treasury by electing people who promised to give Them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them. The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago.� The number of people now getting free stuff Outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States As we know it. ELECTION 2014 IS COMING A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves! I'M 100% for PASSING THIS ON !!! For all our sake PLEASE Take a Stand!!! Borders: Closed! Language: English only Culture: God, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights! Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare! NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!, D, 7631 Payroll Law conference (12/3/2013 5:00:39 AM): OK - I know this topic might seem a bore to some, but yesterday I attended a professional Payroll Law conference. Two big things caught my attention: 1) Obamacare - Lots of large employers have cut FT jobs down to PT, to try to avoid offering/carrying medical insurance for those employees. Well, apparently the method used to calculate which employers (with 50 or more FT employees) are mandated: Now, a business can have, say, all 200 employees be PT (meaning they work less than 40 hours per week) - but the Fed is adding all of those employee hours together and then dividing by 40 to determine what the FT equilivent would be... So, the business might only truly have 200 PT employees, but if the hours add up to equal what they would for 100 FT employees - then the business is still required to offer (and pay the majority of) healthcare for all of those workers, just as if they were still FT. So, wonder what this is going to mean to all of the business' customers buying their products/services? 2) Second item that scared me to death - apparently the IRS has traditionally targeted larger corporations for audits, etc. But now because the Feds have to raise more money (partically for Obamacare), the IRS is paying more attention to medium and smaller, privately owned "Mom and Pop" type businesses. Now, here's what scares me: The IRS agents are so far behind in their own work, the IRS has been given the ability to hire 3rd party companies to conduct the audits on these smaller businesses. And those 3rd parties will be paid by commission, based on how many penalty/fines they can generate from those businesses they are auditing. These "for-hire" 3rd party agents have the IRS ID and authorization, just the same as the true IRS agents. So, basically we are back to Roman times, when tax collectors were paid commission based on what they could get out of the taxpayers. Your thoughts?, No Name in MI 7632 Coke (12/3/2013 6:25:30 AM): Does anyone know what time is set when you can order the gift cards? Just of if its morning, noon or nights? Thanks, Lynn 7634 Purses in Stores (12/3/2013 6:46:39 AM): I carry a rather large purse and when grocery stores are busy I do put in in the cart seat (where kids ride). As posted yesterday, people like to steal purses out of carts the moment one turns their head. Years ago I started strapping my purse in with the seatbelt. Of course I am going to look away from my cart from time to time. This way, if someone wants to take my purse it is going to take them a bit longer and if they think they are just going to grab it they are going to get slowed up and draw attention to themselves., Shelby, Iowa 7639 I need a sermon (12/3/2013 7:44:52 AM): I feel I am a giving person, but lately I have mixed feelings about benevolence. Our church treasurer is feeling the same way. Our church has always been so giving to those in need; paying electric bills, deposits, car repair etc. We have some who have abused the goodness of our church. Our church participates in Samaritan's Purse, Nursing home shopping spree; Angel Tree, Christmas Baskets; and buying Christmas presents for a family in need (usually out of our congregation). We just recently had a couple move here from Texas. They had been married to each other before. They remarried at our church. The church paid a deposit on their house and furnished cake after the wedding on a Wed night. (These people are middle aged). The lady came to me one evening and asked where she might get a large bra and she didn't have money to buy one. I purchased 2 at markdown price last Christmas and they didn't fit me. I believe she is smaller than I am. I gave them to her and she said they were too tight. They asked around at the church if anyone had a small TV. Their friend who moved them back here asked the pastor's wife about a wedding shower for them. We don't usually give showers to people's second marriage. The lady told someone she wasn't going to come back. This Sunday they asked the committee to pay their electric bill so they could buy Christmas for their kids and grandkids. The committee said no this time (I am surprised), so the lady gave them a list of items for these relatives. Some were for an 18 year old boy; and two small children. They all live in Texas. The pastor gave me the list of clothing needs and asked if our ladies ministry could do something. I feel we should help locally and that we have helped these people enough. Then I get to thinking What would Jesus do? Any suggestions?, Janice/Ok 7643 Political Posts (12/3/2013 8:21:50 AM): The political posts have continued past the last day of November. Please save your political comments until Dec 31. Thanks, , Michele Easter 7646 Dogs crawling under fence (12/3/2013 8:34:06 AM): We are looking for the cheapest and most aesthetically pleasing solution to stop our dog and other dogs from crawling under our fence. We need to cover three acres. We have iron and chain-link fences. , Gaye, AR 7655 popcorn (12/3/2013 9:32:05 AM): We loved Dale and Thomas. Apparently they were bought by Popcorn Indiana. Does anyone know another company that carries a variety of flavors?, JudyB LA 7667 Lawsuit judgement (12/3/2013 11:19:26 AM): Question: My friend has received a civil lawsuit judgement in her favor, against a couple. The man works for cash under table only (can't catch him at it tho), and the woman works regular job. Her wages are being garnished. The agreement with the attorney is that the attorney receives 30% of the overall award. But apparently, the attorney will get paid his 30% FIRST of all monies collected. Of course, because we are garnishing, there are constant, on-going legal fees added to the attorney's sum of money, as well as interest. Just doing some ballpark figures, it might be 6 years or more before the actual plantiff in the case receives a dime of her share of the judgement. Is there such a situation of "selling" this judgement to a third party? The plantiff is a cancer patient, and seriously might not even be here in 6 years, etc. Thanks, Nancy B, MI 7673 MER (12/3/2013 12:40:02 PM): I've been meaning to post to thank you for the link to the against animal testing T-shirt. I ordered it for DH. Hopefully it will be here in a couple of days. I haven't dealt with thecatconnection.com before so hopefully all goes well with it. Thank you again for finding it. , Amy J, OH 7679 surprised (12/3/2013 1:56:25 PM): I went to Staples yesterday to check out a LCD monitor -riser which my DD wants for Christmas. They did not have it in stock, but said could order it for me. The clerk said it could be shipped directly to my house and there would be no shipping fee. How great is that???!!!, Ruth, MO 7680 Thanks for advice (12/3/2013 2:06:24 PM): To the one who mentioned about cable, etc. I feel the same about cell phones. Cell phones are good if you are expecting a call about a job. ( I am talking about those who can't afford anything). We had some users who came before and plugged their cell phones into the church electricity to charge them. One wanted us to pay for his divorce so he could marry a girl he got pregnant. Sadly a lot of the people who we get are not very educated, don't work, don't care to, etc. We have had people who get food stamps to ask for money for groceries and then complain if there is no meat. We did cut off help for some who benefited from our giving then bad mouthed us in the community. I think they have moved on. Jackie: I will read those scriptures. Thanks everyone., Janice/Ok 7681 Marian (12/3/2013 2:08:55 PM): About the getting old thing. I am 59 and hubby is 64. Son calls us old as dirt. We keep active with gym. We do have arthritis so that can bother us more at times but we still do great for a couple older than dirt., Vicki, Va. 7686 Giving (12/3/2013 3:44:54 PM): I really hate the fact that every register I go to now asks for something. RA, GE, Petsmart, Walmart and that is just this week!! Would these organizations get anything without asking, not sure, but I hate having to hit the 'No thanks' button or say No all the time. There should be signs, donation boxes and that's it. Every person should not have to be bothered with this. I know a lot of you attend church regularly, I do not attend and do not give money to any. I do however donate clothes, blankets and personal care items to a few in the area, new never used, the used goes to Salvation Army. I have an ex-coworker friend that donates 10% of her's and her husband's salary every year, so she tells me. Now I know together they make around $150,000 per year. Do any of you donate $15,000 to any cause/church every year? This seems excesive to me. That $15,000 every year can really help with retirement and medical bills that will come eventually. I'm sorry I would never give that much to any charity every year unless I made a lot more than that. On the other side of things... I think America makes it way too easy to do nothing and benefit from it. We need to get a lot tougher on hand outs. I know I can say this because I don't have to worry about money, but then again 20 years ago I was living paycheck to paycheck too. I vowed never to do that again. I think people who go on any kind of aide need to attend classes of some kind to better themselves and see where they can improve their situation., CB OH 7687 Annual Christmas Card Exchange (12/3/2013 3:52:44 PM): I emailed everyone the file with the list of names. Let me know via email if you have any problems., Dianne in GA 7719 Sharon in Whatever MI: (12/3/2013 10:21:30 PM): It's still 12/3 where I am -- I hope you had a wonderful birthday!, Janie 7722 Pepperment Essential Oil (12/4/2013 5:16:19 AM): Where do you buy peppermint essential oil? How about coconut oil? My daughter wants to make peppermint sugar scrub for friends for Christmas. Thank you!, Kim, FL 7727 Tithing (12/4/2013 6:51:38 AM): I have enjoyed reading all of your posts, especially Dianne and Jackie's. We give above 10% of tithe off first fruits and to each of the missions of the Southern Baptist. This Month is the Lottie Moon Christmas offering which all of the funds go directly to missions and none for accounting. We give to St Jude's Hospital because our children are healthy. We give to other missions also. This is not to brag on us but on GOD. He has always met our needs because of the faithfulness of giving. I promised God if he would supply the need, I would write tithes, offering, and donation checks first, then my bills. He has never failed us. A pastor once told us that the church is supported by only about 20% of the congregation. We have to trust HIM. We grew up tithing on whatever money mother and dad gave us; sometimes my offering would be pennies. I am glad they taught me and my brother that way. He makes a lot of money and is very generous to the church and helping others. You cannot out give God. We see people at church who struggle to make ends meet. If you give as God says in Malachi; you will see changes in your income. I used to get raises and bonuses when no one else was; this was God. The Bible says he gives to us out of the bosoms of men. One night when we first got married; a missionary came to our church. They took up an offering and my husband put in our last $5.00 til payday. I almost passed out, but trusted God. The next day at work a man tipped me $10.00 for being so nice while doing his car paperwork. God gave it back 100 fold. About church giving; the tithes and offerings support the utilities, salaries, and a nice place to worship., Janice/Ok 7728 Giving (12/4/2013 7:14:23 AM): To continue on the previous posts . . . The scripture teaches that giving is based on a seedtime and harvest principle. Whatever you sow you will reap, and the harvest will be more than the seed planted. The seed could be money, possessions or it could be love, lies, gossip, etc. We have the choice of what seeds we will plant in our lifetime. , Grannie 7731 Hair Removal (12/4/2013 7:35:19 AM): So I hate shaving an waxing and would love to have laser hair removal but don't have the cash. Does anyone know/have experience with the No-No or Tria or any such system that works? Would love to hear if the hair came off, stayed off, how long it takes etc., NC 7738 Judy, LA (12/4/2013 8:27:35 AM): bumped up....that popcorn is usually found at a display by the check-out at our Ross. It is kind of hit or miss, it sells quickly. Pretty sure you can buy it on line, but it isn't cheap & then add postage-yikes., but it is yummy 7739 ebates (12/4/2013 8:30:48 AM): Not sure if that is the proper subject. Anyway I ordered from Radio Shack this weekend through ebates and I realized I never got a confirmation email to go pick them up at the store. I don't have a Radio Shack account so I cant track them through that Any suggestions as to how to track the order (if it even went through)?, me 7740 Pillow Shopping (12/4/2013 8:37:28 AM): I need a new pillow as my current one is too thin (my neck tells me so :)). I'm a side sleeper. There's a lot out there with such a HUGE price range. I would appreciate any advice you could give to direct me where to go/what to look for. I have no allergies to materials in pillows so thankfully that's not a hinderance. Thank you for your suggestions., Kay, MI 7749 Needs Supplied Scripture (12/4/2013 9:07:15 AM): Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now I am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread. I hope some of our posts encourages people to tithe and see how God blesses the rest of needs. I have enjoyed this thread because everyone is being kind about it. Humor: I heard once that a church was voting on getting a new chandelier for the church. A disgruntled member said, I don't think we need one; no one could play it and we need lights instead!!, Janice/Ok 7750 Giving - Sue (12/4/2013 9:20:44 AM): Please go back and read my post again. The hand outs were meant not for churches but the gov. I even prefaced it by saying, 'On the other side'. , CB OH 7760 Christmas Project/Nursing Home (12/4/2013 11:34:44 AM): I have organized this in churches we have been in. This is the second year our church is sponsoring a Shopping Spree for nursing home residents. We have been collecting items that the residents can choose for themselves, a favorite aide or a family member. Many of the items we purchased at $ Tree; and some were donated by members. I have encouraged regifting items to be donated also as well as wrapping paper, bags, tags and bows. One lady donated her husband's cap collection and her daughters like new stuffed animals. It went over well at the nursing home. It reminded me of the story of the five loaves and 2 fish in the Bible. The more they shopped, seems like the more we had left. At the end we let the aides shop for their loved ones also. At the end we left some items for their Bingo day. Our church Christmas dinner was that night and we gave some items as door prizes. This is a rewarding ministry if anyone would like to do it at your church., Janice/Ok 7767 So . . . (12/4/2013 1:56:45 PM): In response to your post, do you tithe? Do you tithe 10%? You don't have to answer here. Just ask yourself the questions. Are you bristly about tithing because you choose not to tithe? I can personally say that I used to hate this very conversation. BECAUSE I didn't tithe! Once I became obedient to the Lord, I love the subject. We all gain from giving. My heart overflows with goodness because I give. Fact is, if I make $100 per year and give $10, I am blessed. If all I have is given with the proper heart, then it's blessed by the Lord. , Ponder 7768 Melody (12/4/2013 1:57:40 PM): No where does God say anything about homosexuality in the NT. , Your thoughts? 7769 Swagbucks Code (12/4/2013 2:12:57 PM): GREETINGS by 2 PM PT worth 3 SB., Melody 7771 Hawaii Must sees???? Coupons? (12/4/2013 1:20:28 PM): Doing a cruise around Hawaii islands in January. Can someone suggest tours etc in each posrt that we "must see". and if there are some great discount coupons/sites for the tours? Thanks so much any help, Louise W, ND 7775 Update on Debbie, OR (12/4/2013 2:53:19 PM): All your thoughts and prayers are working! Although we found out that there are three tumors instead of two,. they are all shrinking. Not only are they smaller than the 2nd scan, they are smaller than the first scan. So, thank you all so much!, Debbie, OR 7776 Louise W, ND hawaii (12/4/2013 3:35:50 PM): I cant reply to your original request for some reason but please e-mail me @ cruising round Hawaii..... thanks firstname.lastname@example.org, hawaii bound 7784 Frontline and Heartgard (12/4/2013 4:39:32 PM): Where is the cheapest place you all order Frontline flea med. and Heartgard for dogs? thanks, RC in IL 7787 Good Thoughts (12/4/2013 5:25:33 PM): I just needed to share a sad event in my life and hoping for some Good Thoughts today. My oldest brother, Chuck. who was 61 yrs old passed away today. He had a massive heart attack on Thanksgiving Day while in the Florida Keys. Emergency personell attempted to revive him and he spent the past 6 days on a ventilator. However, he had no brain activity so At approx. 3:45pm EST today they removed him from the vent and he passed away at approx. 6:45pm EST. For his sake I'm glad it's over and he can now rest in peace. Thankyou for being here to listen., Shelly K. MI 7798 Groupn question: (12/4/2013 6:07:17 PM): At one point, maybe mid-November, maybe a week earlier, Michele's Updates had a Groupon offer for an excellent price for membership in Sam's Club. Not only was it a great price, the offer also included some free items that made the deal even more attractive and I signed up for it. I received an e-mail acknowledgment of the deal that same day. That's the last I heard of it. Nothing in the mail, no SC card, no nothing. Does anyone know how long it should take/have taken for me to receive my card and the coupons for the bonus items? And, if I have to call and track down my membership, should I contact Groupon or Sam's? The acknowledgment was sent from Groupon but, of course, referenced the SC membership. TIA, Jane, CA 7808 Prayers Please (12/4/2013 6:57:09 PM): Would everyone please pray for my nephew. He is only 35 and very early in the morning will be undergoing his second heart value replacement in five years due to his Morfan. His father had this disease also and passed away a few days after his value replacement at the age of 34. He is trying not to show it, but he is really scared this time. , Debbie, IN 7820 Printer help (12/4/2013 7:47:13 PM): I changed my printer setting to landscape instead of portrait. I did this intentionally at the time, but I thought I was only changing it for the document I was printing. I actually changed it to the default setting. How do I change it back? I keep forgetting to change it each time I print. I have Windows XP and an HP printer. I'm sure it's something simple - but then so am I. :) , Amy J, OH 7824 Yahoo e-mail format question: (12/4/2013 7:55:46 PM): I have NO idea what I pushed, clicked, looked at weirdly, or otherwise did to irritate the Yahoo gods, but when I went to check my e-mail a few minutes ago, it looked the way it always has (after they "fixed" it the new way, of course -- BAH!). I drafted an e-mail and attached a document to it and -- poooof, all of a sudden, all the e-mails are scrunched over in a narrow column on the left-hand side of the screen and there's a huge blank area where the e-mails used to extend before I did whatever I did. Does anyone have a guess about what it was I did and how I can undo it? TIA, Jane, CA 7825 Recovering (12/4/2013 7:55:51 PM): Had my hip replacement 5 weeks ago last Monday. Doing well, walking with a cane most of the time. Tonight our Patches kitty fell into the swimming pool, got herself out & went into the litter box. There is clumping kitty litter all over the family room, kitchen & bathroom as well as the couch. (Wet litter does not clean up well.) She's had a bath, been dried with the hair dryer & is now sitting in my DH's lap wrapped in a towel & my bathrobe. She's still shivering off & on, but she's as dry as we can get her., Linda, FL 7838 Melody (12/4/2013 9:36:29 PM): The Bible Scholar is right. Christianity didn't start with the New Testament. You find Christ on every page of the Old Testament. You may see His birth where He took on flesh in the New Testament part of God's Word, but He always was. It is One Book, One Lord, One Faith., df.fl 7848 Simplifying Things (12/5/2013 7:17:23 AM): I believe that it was Marian that started the thread on getting older. Like many of you I am getting up there in age. I do keep busy and try to get to the gym at least 3 times per week and ride bike and walk dogs and try not to sit for long periods of time. However some things with 2 not so good arms and hands and knee replacement,arthritis and height sometimes make things a little challenging for daily activities. So I have been doing things to make things more simple to still get things done. Some of the things I have done that to make things easier are. I love my vacuum to do my rugs and furniture but whether it is a upright or a canister it just plucks my nerves having to wrestle it with doing vents up high window sills. My husband gave me his little shopvac called the hang on. I love it. It is so lightweight I can hold that thing with one hand or set it someplace. I don't have to drag it or pull it back up or hop down off foot stool to upright it or get it in better position. Also that device that you use to do car windows. Device as seen on tv with handle and green cloth that fits over it. If you are short it is wonderful for cleaning inside top of microwave, corners of kitchen counters can't reach. It works great on glass sliding doors in bathroom and high dresser tops. I also have found my little garden bench a help in my house with cleaning my window panes close to floor and just sitting there doing things like my drawers and kitchen cabinets. Takes a lot of stress off my legs. Rolling hampers and rolling laundry carts are a big help. These are just a few of the things I have done. Maybe some of these ideas will be helpful to some of you. Are there things that you have done to make things a little more simple on yourself. , Vicki, Va. 7849 will (12/5/2013 7:48:18 AM): Am redoing our will. The attorney sent us a form to fill out before we meet. it includes information such as bank accounts-bank name, and account number as well as investments with all kinds of details. I don't see why they need all this info.Our last will was about 25 yrs ago.I think we gave the names of our kids but not info like this. Is this routine now? I think I am going to leave that blank and call and explain it to the attorney.We got names of attorneys from a legal plan we belong to. SHould I try and find someone else? TIA, Sue P., CT 7852 Weather Thingy (12/5/2013 8:37:10 AM): Really feeling for all of you being hit with ice and snow. According to weather here on SE coast rain from Friday until about Tuesday. Yuck and double yuck. We are supposed to go to our high school football play off game on Saturday. Team is 13-0 and ten time district champs. Espn has them #10 in nation for HS football. So I guess even in rain I will be out there to cheer them on. Rest of time in all this rain I see reading, sewing and maybe cleaning out some drawers in bedroom., Vicki,Va. 7858 coke (12/5/2013 9:53:50 AM): Do you put in Kangaroo first or the coke code? Thanks for any help., Lynn 7859 Intercom Systems (12/5/2013 10:00:50 AM): Anyone know anything about these? I'd like to have one so DH and I can communicate between the house and the garage. Where do I begin and what do I need?, Shelby, Iowa 7860 scammers (12/5/2013 10:20:52 AM): Michelle Morton now runs Rebecca's coupons . I just got an e-mail that's supposedly from her . Claims that she and her family were robbed in the Phillapines , has no money . Want $2,500. plus to get home . I know it's a scam . I forwarded the e-mail to her usual addy. Haven't heard anything back . I've ordered coupons from her on a regular basis . I don't actually know her . That's it . If you order from her, have any of you gotten this ? Weird !!!, Martha B. 7865 Shelby, IA purses in stores (12/5/2013 10:34:43 AM): I posted on the end of the thread you started about how to keep your purse safe in a grocery cart, but since it was at the very end you may not have seen it I'll repeat it here. I am the person who used a subject line of "Stupid Question," which I now know was a poor choice of words because I think you assumed that I meant that YOU were stupid. What I meant was that this must sound like a stupid question, because I don't understand why it was an issue. If anything, it would make ME the stupid one. Just wanted to make sure you didn't think I was casting aspersions. I know that's a frequent issue with typed posts--it's really hard to see a person's intentions when there are only words. I absolutely apologize if I caused you to think I was criticizing you., Linda, TX 7868 Swagbucks (12/5/2013 10:48:46 AM): Who is signing up to try Accelerator or Accelerator Plus? I am thinking of doing Accelerator Plus as a test for a month or 2. , Lynn 7869 Discount needed (12/5/2013 10:52:26 AM): Can someone lead me in the direction of finding a code discount on an order?? I would like to place an order with Lakeside Collection but I dont know where to go to find possibly a discount. My order is not above 75.00 I cannot remember where to look for one. Thanks for your time., Don't remember 7880 Swagbucks Code (12/5/2013 12:30:47 PM): PEPSI Worth 3 SB for the first 3,000 people., Melody 7881 Shena (12/5/2013 12:37:53 PM): Has anyone heard how she is doing, and when she will be able to do the columns again?, jOAN b 7892 Under the weather (12/5/2013 4:09:02 PM): with cellulitis in both legs. Staying in bed mostly to keep the swelling down. I tried being up yesterday. Not a good idea. Didn't trip to what was the cause of the sickness Thanksgiving weekend until Monday night when both legs went from blotchy to solid bright red. This rash kept popping up then gone and somewhere else. I thought it was more reaction to a Cortisone shot in my shoulder. Went straight to Urgent Care and had no wait time. Within 30 minutes, an IV of antibiotics was rolling. Returned the next day and it was easing up. Fourteen days of antibiotics will get rid of it. It's different each time so it's not recognizable., Melody 7895 Ham Hocks & Beans (12/5/2013 4:28:31 PM): Help!! Need a recipe for Ham Hocks and northern beans. How long do I soak the beans, over night? Thought I'd use up some chicken broth and how long would you cook the ham hocks & beans? Not using a slow cooker, Ginnie, CA 7896 Swagbucks Code (12/5/2013 4:31:08 PM): HolidayAtHome by 4 PM PT for 2 SB., Melody 7898 Nelson Mandela died (12/5/2013 4:40:13 PM): Nelson Mandela died today. May he rest in peace., Grace Basham, CA 7913 Nephew in recovery (12/5/2013 7:37:10 PM): God is good. Thank you to all who prayed for my nephew. It was a long day waiting for him to come out of surgery. Finally just a hour ago he was very alert and talking a mile a minute. He wants to get home to see his daughter. It sure brought back the memories of when he was 3 and with me when the news came that his dad did not make it. , Debbie, IN 7918 Wills-update (12/5/2013 11:53:58 PM): Thank you everyone for the input. I spoke again with the attorney and he said to include information that we feel comfortable listing.As Linda said, having more details makes executing the will easier but not essential.General figures on the size of the estate(cash vs belongings) is what is helpful. Even Bob asking to be included in the will. .Now wouldn't THAT raise some eyebrows. LOL, Sue P., CT 7919 If you want to help... (12/6/2013 5:00:35 AM): This is a gentle request for your money. : ) I just wanted to share this opportunity with you if you're interested. A friend of our family, Chris Friedel, is in need of a power wheelchair and wheelchair van. He has a used chair lined up at a tremendous savings, but it also requires a different vehicle than he has. Chris has an amazing attitude and loves the Lord. If you wish to send along a little bit to help him reach his goal I know he would be so thankful. Thank you for reading my post. http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/gift-of-mobility/109118 If someone can make that a tiny url thingy I would appreciate it. Thank you. PS - with this donation site the entire amount raised goes to Chris. There are zero fees., Jennifer DE 7921 Bold performance (12/6/2013 5:18:07 AM): I watched the live performance of the Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood and thought it was excellent. Her acting skills were very good and her singing this type of music was great. Live TV performances are risky endeavors, but this one was a success. JMHO, Bob, PA 7923 2013 (12/6/2013 6:48:53 AM): was such a cruddy year I feel it's time to release the Kraken!Send it off with a bang! Blessed Be 2014! , Melanie, Az 7924 Spiral sliced ham (12/6/2013 6:53:15 AM): I bought the ham yesterday, but don't plan on using it until the holiday week. Should I freeze it till then or will it be OK in fridge? Also, any good recipes on how to cook it would be appreciated. , Angela Z/NY 7929 Shaking My Head (12/6/2013 8:13:42 AM): My co-worker just picked up the local paper (Omaha World Herald) and saw Nelson Mandela died. She said, "So, N.M. died. Like that is front page news-worthy!" I had all I could do to bite my tongue and not give her a history lesson. Some people are so ignorant. I can't wait for this day to be over and it just started. Like Grandma always said, "You can't argue with stupid.", Shelby, Iowa 7939 Essential Oils (12/6/2013 9:31:05 AM): I know there is frequently discussion and questions about Essential Oils here, so am sharing this info.I will preface this with at one time in my former life(prior to my brain injury/accident) I was an Herbalist and was a featured guest speaker at Botanic Gardens around the country.(Chicago and West Palm Beach are the two I remember) I have been using essential oils for decades. Anyway, the following two Essential oil companies have recently merged and they are quite simply the best oils I have ever used. The two companies are: Native American Nutritionals http://www.nativeamericannutritionals.com and Rocky Mountain Oils http://www.rockymountainoils.com Both have a sign up for specials that you can access at their website ( amazingly generous frequent specials) Both have informative FB pages. Also, you can sign up now for the 12 Days of Christmas emails!They will begin on Dec 13th and end Dec 24th. 12 days of emails giving you suggestions of ways to use essential oils to make the holidays wonderful. http://eepurl.com/sqnhr HTH someone., Jamie,IL 7944 MCR (12/6/2013 10:01:39 AM): Can't believe I got on the website and got the Domino's gift card at 11:03 cst. The card is for $10 and cost 230 points., June/AL 7945 Grand babies (12/6/2013 10:02:08 AM): Michele, enjoy the babies. I have 2, 3, 7,and 10 year old grandsons. They can be a handful, but I love it., KY Grandma 7946 unlocked iphone ? (12/6/2013 10:05:03 AM): DD really wants an iphone, but I am not going to pay for the monthly bill for a contract phone ($90/mth minimum). 9The rest of us are on either Tracfone or Verizon pay as you go plans.) I was thinking of buying an unlocked iphone in decent condition on ebay and then she could use it on the Verizon pay as you go plan. I *think* this is possible from what I've read, but I want to make sure it is before buying the phone, or be aware of any details that I need to know when doing this. Thanks!, Tricia, MD 7955 KMart (12/6/2013 12:45:46 PM): Has anyone seen the new KMart Joe Boxer commercial? I'm sorry, but I WON'T be shopping at KMart!, Amber, MO 7957 Swagbucks Code (12/6/2013 1:22:31 PM): NaughtyVsNice before 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET for 6 SBs!, Melody 7960 Instant Win Games (12/6/2013 1:55:53 PM): Does anyone have an update on the Instant Win Games, Joan B 7964 turkey breast (12/6/2013 2:46:07 PM): Since I am recupering from heart surgery I was thinking of getting a turkey breast this yr. instead of the big bird. Can someone tell me how many it would serve? Any tricks to baking them? Thanks for your help., Ruth, MO 7966 Nancy, LA - Celiac (12/6/2013 3:57:45 PM): I was the one who posted about Christmas dinner ideas. Our DD (and maybe me?) can't eat wheat/gluten. So, after I posted this (and before I read the replies) I realized I could make a gluten-free lasagna (post if you would like my recipe) and I saw a recipe for ham (DD hates ham, but DH loves it) in the crockpot so I think we will have both of those with potatoes and vegetables (brother always brings Costco pies). I will look for the Costco hams - maybe I could break it up so I could try out the recipe before we head over. , Heather, NV 7968 snow jacket brand? (12/6/2013 4:06:51 PM): Well, Northern Nevada is in a deep freeze (like lots of places), but this year I am freezing and it is not even winter yet! I decided I need a new snow jacket (my current one was from Mervyns and is not keeping me warm enough). So, what snow jacket brands do people recommend? I am going out soon to help sell Toffee at an outside town event soon. Going to wear gloves, sweater, undershirt, jacket, boots and my jeans (maybe I will fine a base layer in my closet). I am hoping I am not frozen after my two hour shift!, Heather, NV 7970 Money (12/6/2013 4:36:01 PM): Money is always a contentious subject. And I'm about to make two posts on it. First, it's been a busy week so I didn't see everyone's replies about tithing until tonight. Interesting reading. I do remember reading on this board a long time ago (I don't remember the author) that they did not give to any charities. I had never forgotten that. It just totally goes against my philosophy as a person. I love giving! I get such joy from it. Whether it be giving gifts, or money, or time. Anyhow, I was in Sam's yesterday and there was this huge sign with this quote from Helen Walton: It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived., Dianne in GA 7971 1s and 5s (12/6/2013 4:42:54 PM): So it's December and I was curious to read an update from those who are saving 1s and 5s. I started late in the game, about July or August. I had saved $207 in 1s and 5s. I spent $150 at our local quilt store that went out of business. The remaining $57 I brought on our cruise. Although I always save my change, I decided to not turn it in after the Jul/Aug post to see how much I could save before our cruise. Well I turned it in and it totaled $230! That was a nice surprise., Dianne in GA 7974 Recipes (12/6/2013 4:49:48 PM): I am looking for the Christmas crack recipe. I believe Laurie, MN posted it several years ago. club crackers and choco chips. Also looking for a crock pot corn casserole recipe using frozen corn, cream cheese, sugar, oleo, etc. Thanks., Penny in MO 7984 Lisa Oh/Nursing Home (12/6/2013 5:40:34 PM): No we do not charge the residents for shopping. It is all free. They may choose items for themselves, family or aide. Depending on the amount of donations they can choose several times. Last year we had so many that we allowed the aides to shop for their children also., Janice/Ok 7987 Excel help (12/6/2013 5:48:36 PM): I am doing a spreadsheet for things I have put on my credit card that my family will reimburse me for. (Yes, it's safe for me to do this.) Since I am horrible at math, I am using the spreadsheet to figure the balances. Some of the items are taxable and some are not, but they are combined on one receipt. I want to have a column to figure the tax. I have the formula to figure the tax, but is there a way to get Excel to round the amount to only 2 numbers after the decimal point? For example, for my first one the total is 1.0493. How do I make it just say 1.05? Thanks!, Amy J, OH 7994 Looks Good (12/6/2013 6:22:28 PM): Well the rain is coming tonight and into the morning. However it looks like it might be taking a break or at least tapering down for a couple of hours around noon time for the play off football game tomorrow. Sure hope so. After that though it is supposed to really pick back up. , Vicki, Va. 7998 YouGov.com (12/6/2013 6:39:32 PM): I recently joined YouGov.com & now have 7000 points.Hope one of you who also belongs can tell me how to find the list of items I can/will be able to redeem for & how many points I would need.I did find a list of some of the offers but no way to click on them to see how many points they are.TIA & stay safe out there in this treacherous weather., C.Summerville 8011 Cookbook--both gluten free and vegetarian (12/6/2013 10:05:20 PM): Does anyone know of an excellent cookbook that they can recommend that has information/recipes for someone who is following both a gluten-free and vegetarian (possibly vegan) diet? I have a wonderful friend who has developed so many of her own gluten-free recipes, and she is now also following a vegetarian (possibly vegan) diet. There are a number of cookbooks, but I like to read comments by people who actually use the books! Thanks., Milly MN 8013 Cookie baking question: (12/6/2013 10:24:01 PM): I'm about to start baking my annual mountain of cookies. Last year, I made 144 dozen -- 3 different kinds. Usually, I make all the dough one one day, cover it, and stash it in the (cold) garage till the next day when I start early in the morning and don't stop until there's nothing left to bake. This year, I'd like to break up the baking into two sessions and was thinking I could freeze part of the cookie dough. However, I know if I freeze things like pasta with sauce, scalloped/au gratin potatoes, or mashed potatoes, some of the liquid is absorbed and I have to add a little more liquid when I use those frozen foods. If I freeze some of the cookie dough, will the dough's texture change (get drier) and, if so, what adjustments I have to make? TIA , Jane, CA 8016 Outdoor Magazines (12/7/2013 1:01:52 AM): Sometime back, several of you here helped send boxes to my neighbor who was in Afghanistan. Now, I have a different neighbor who has also been sent there. What his unit is most looking for are outdoor type magazines: Skiing, Snowmaching, Biking, Hiking, anything like that. Probably within the last couple of years would be best. If you have access to a flat rate box full of magazines, please email me for Adam's address. Also, send me your Paypal email address as I'll happily reumbutse you the postage. Just stick a note in the package that says "From a friend of your neighbors Steve and Beth". Let me know if you can help in this way. Thanks so much!, Beth in Unusually Warm Palmer, Alaska 8021 Coke rewards (12/7/2013 5:52:47 AM): What time CST can you start to get in on the reward of the day?, Lynn 8028 RECALL NOTICE (12/7/2013 7:35:11 AM): Academy Sports + Outdoors recalls girls BCG hooded wind-suits due to strangulation hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Academy-Sports-Outdoors-Recalls-Girls-BCG-Hooded-Windsuits/, Google Researcher 8030 Prayers please (12/7/2013 8:46:58 AM): I need some prayers for my son. Without going into full detail the place my son used to work at called children's services the sheriff came unannounced to the house & he ended up in the hospital. with the way he was treated at his former job, his grandpa passing and the sheriff ordeal he ended up having a breakdown.the emotional toll it has taken on all of us is overwhelming.monday we have to meet with the investigator and we already have a lawyer to help us get through it.to make it worse he wont sign any papers since he isn't sure what they say and we cant get to much info about anything.we have been able to go see him but the hospital is about a hour away.this is the worst thing I have ever been through and it is taking a toll on me., cathy oh 8033 dog biscuits (12/7/2013 9:06:22 AM): The grand dog is gonna love me this year. Found this recipe for turkey & cranberry dog biscuits. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bries-turkey-and-cranberry-dog-bones/ Now to find a cookie cutter shaped like a dog bone., me 8036 Adventures of a Thrifty Mama (12/7/2013 9:23:44 AM): I don't know if anyone follows Chris's blog or Facebook page- Adventures of a Thrifty Mama. Chris and her 14 year old son were murdered Thursday by her exhusband. Her husband then took his own life. http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/234817061.html , Sharon B.,VA 8039 car emergency kit (12/7/2013 9:56:27 AM): Just checked online to see what I should have in my car for emergencies. The list was so long. What do I really need to have in my car, in the event I get stranded in the winter weather? Thanks, Marge, OK 8055 Card Shower (12/7/2013 2:08:50 PM): I have a friend with Pneumonia in the ICU. Yesterday, we weren't sure she was going to make it through. Today, she is beginning to stabilize. Her birthday is coming up this week. Not only do we appreciate prayers due to the severity of the situation (she is in her early 30's), I would also love to shower her with cards. So, if you are willing to send her a card (birthday, get well, christmas or even a note!), would you email me at email@example.com for an address? Thanks!, Sarah H, IL 8056 My Coke Rewards (12/7/2013 3:03:12 PM): On 9/16 I won the Powerade Zero drops & just received the coupon today! Glad the other things from Coke doesn't take that long. Anyway, if you won a bottle of drops from the instant contest & didn't get it yet, they are in the mail., Lynn 8058 My Points (12/7/2013 3:05:37 PM): About 10 days ago, I cashed in for 2 gift cards from My Points. They arrived today. If your ordering some for Christmas, don't wait to long. A lot of them "sell out" right away., Lynn 8060 MCR (12/7/2013 3:24:44 PM): This week I won a 12 pack of Coke & a 20 oz bottle of Coke in the Merry Minutes of Winning. Am I allowed to try to win again? I really wanted the Domino's gift card to give someone. I am shocked about winning anything in this as I just am not that lucky & don't consistently play these type things., me 8063 Our Team Won (12/7/2013 4:19:52 PM): Our local high school team won. The tigers 17 and the eagles 0. So I guess next Saturday we will have a 3 hour trip up to university of Va. for the Sate Championship. Also will be our anniversary., Vicki, Va. 8065 Coupons.com (12/7/2013 4:44:03 PM): COupons exerts please help. up until a month ago I had no issues printing. Now I have had to install the coupon printer again. No idea why.no new softwear. guess it is anew moon. however when I goto install, I get the popup for my documents drive, or to chose where I want to save. When I save nothing happens. Any ideas? TIA, Pat S Az 8071 Badly dressed guests (12/7/2013 6:28:41 PM): I just came from a family celebration at a nice, upscale restaurant. One of my relatives was commenting on the rudeness of guests who show up badly dressed, such as sloppy jeans, tennis shoes, sweatshirts. It shows a lack of respect. I just saw a photo of some guests at the Marine Corps Ball. The Marines, obviously, were wearing their dress blues, which are formal. Their dates were wearing evening gowns. However, the parents of one of the Marines went, and the father was wearing jeans (!), an open collar shirt and sport jacket, no tie. His wife was not dressed formally, but at least was wearing something suitable for church or a similar event. I know I will be flamed, but I am wondering, what is your opinion? I am not even talking about wearing "nice" jeans and dressy shoes with a pretty blouse. I am talking regular, errand type clothing. In the instances I witnessed, the people are not even low income or struggling financially., Grace Basham, CA 8078 YouGov.com (12/7/2013 7:32:21 PM): I posted for an answer on 12/6 for help in finding how to redeem for rewards & so far no answer.Am thinking maybe no one saw it.It is post # 67998 if someone could be so kind to look at it & help me out.TIA, Cathy S. 8083 Dressy events (12/7/2013 8:43:01 PM): More on my post about dressy events--a relative mailed out invitations to an elegant dinner at an exclusive country club. She had the foresight to include a slip of paper stating: "The rules at the Olympic Club require all gentlemen wear a business suit and tie after 5 pm, and do not permit denim at any time, regardless of designer brand." , Grace Basham, CA 8084 Mountain Dew Code (12/7/2013 8:52:06 PM): Hope someone can use this code from Mountain Dew 6WK6SEWCNW, Judy B IL 8085 Mountain Dew Code (12/7/2013 8:58:14 PM): Here's another code for Mountain Dew AEWYVX36M6, Judy B IL 8086 its beginning to look a lot like (12/7/2013 9:21:31 PM): This afternoon I saw Mrs Santa at Rite Aid and soon after Santa was coming out of Winn Dixie as I was going in He was thin and didn't have a beard or hat but he did have the suit. and he was not a jolly soul. I remarked that I had seen his wife at Rite Aid and he just said they have been doing it for 14 years. no smile, stressed 8087 Facebook help (12/7/2013 9:26:00 PM): I thought I saw a while ago where you could print a photo from Facebook and include all of the comments. I would like to do this with one of my photos, but I can't find how to do it. When I say print, I mean have Walgreens print it. :) Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks! I'd like to get it ordered so that I can have it tomorrow. , Amy J, OH 8090 Struggling Family (12/7/2013 9:36:07 PM): My DH has a sister and BIL. They have her 3 kids (two 16 year old twin boys and a 19 year old daughter who live with them. BIL's 20 something unmarried son and his baby live with them on and off. His sister works. Her husband hasn't worked for a long time. He did find a job about 2 months ago and was fired after 1 week for not knowing the drafting programs at all that he claimed to be proficient in. His sister gets $15 an hour for her full time job. She also gets $800 per month in child support for the 2 twins. BIL is not eligible for unemployment. Of course, they are struggling. Their mortgage for their home is $2500 (home is valued at under $100k). He refuses to walk away from the home as it is his 'dream ranch'. They live in Colorado. Hubby's mom sent them money for Christmas gifts. Hubby's dad (they're divorced) sent them money to drive down for Christmas. Meanwhile (supposedly) they have NO FOOD. She went and applied for food stamps but they don't qualify because their assets are too great. They own 3 vehicles. They each, including kids, have a cell phone. They have been going to churches and getting food. They have been picking up food from freecycle, including bulging cans and 5 year old freezer burned meat. I feel called to help but I am not sure how to do it. A few years back (different story, but still struggling)I gave them a $100 gift card to a grocery store. She bought a prime rib and gourmet coffee and used the entire card on those 2 items. We aren't rich, but I have allotted myself $200 to spend on food for them when we travel and see them for Christmas. I will buy the food and give it to her. So far in making my list, I have come up with big bags of rice and beans from Sam's, peanut butter and canned veggies. Can you please help me think of some other items to put on my list for them? I will purchase NO treats or gourmet items. Fact is, the $200 I will be spending is my Christmas baking budget. Also, my MIL wants us to consider buying the kids gifts, too. I am undecided. I think the money should be spent on food (necessities). The kids should be old enough to understand. None of the kids have part time jobs. BIL is too depressed over his recent firing and refuses to look for work. He's signed up with a temp agency, and though they have called him several time with job offers, he refuses to call them back as he feels better about himself not working (his story). Anyway, thanks for reading this blabber. Your input is appreciated., Dysfunctional family 8097 Toaster oven (12/8/2013 5:28:33 AM): I'm in the market for a new toaster oven. I like one that toasts, broils and bakes. I was at Walmart yesterday and they have one that also has a Rotisserie feature. $49. Do any of you have anything like this? Is it worth it? I do purchase Rotisserie chickens several times a year and was wondering if I would save money doing my own. Thanks for the input!!, Karen S (NJ) 8102 Cancel account (12/8/2013 7:29:04 AM): Hi, this is for all you smart computer people: I need help!! I created an account for Obamacare, giving SSN and other important facts about me and my dh, now I'm not wanting the account and wondering "how do I get the account closed and all the info. I put down off of it"? I've been hearing its very unsecure! thanks, not happy 8106 Selling at work (12/8/2013 8:28:33 AM): I have been suing my locker at work for last 7 years ot sell excess items I get with coupons and to supplement income. This past week my company remodeled out break/lunchroom. Their was a note at my work station Monday to be patient and they would figure out a new locker for me to continue selling. When the owner came to work he came to me and said he wanted me in lunchroom to figure out my locker. He showed me to a locker and asked if it would work, I told him yes that is great, well he said if that's not big enough how about this one? At that time he turned me around to other side of room and said how will this work? It was a 8' tall oak cabinet and engraved in wook at top said Mama Jean's General Store. I stood there frozen and started crying. I said no one has ever done anything this kind for me. He hugged me and the other bosses came and hugged me and said they valued me at work and everyone benefits my selling things. They even stocked it. I cried most of the day. I have went online to Cardstore to make thank you cards for them but I would like to do something else for them any ideas? , Mama Jean, Md 8117 puzzle (12/8/2013 10:41:47 AM): Answer: hula, luau Next week's challenge Name a U.S. city in nine letters. Shift the third letter six places later in the alphabet. Then shift the last letter seven places later in the alphabet. The result will be a family name featured in the title of a famous work of fiction. What is the city, and what is the family name? , MAC--WI 8125 Beans (12/8/2013 12:01:50 PM): In another thread, several posters wrote that preparing beans was "so much work." As someone who makes them regularly, I respectfully disagree. I soak them overnight while I sleep, rinse and then cook them for a couple hours while I'm doing other things about the house. There's less effort than baking, etc. What I really think is that beans are associated with poverty. Yet, they are the perfect food. No fat, high fiber, high protein. I take no fiber supplements, no cholesterol-reducing statins, my blood sugar stabilizes, I always feel full and seldom nosh/graze/snack when I eat them and they don't give me gas like processed carbs/gluten does. That bit of effort is much less than the aggregate amount of time and money I would otherwise be. The bean salads I've been making are awesome and last several days in the fridge for quick lunches and dinners. Too much work? No! They're cool!!! Two HUGE bowls of a bean salad to work recently for a potluck. Not a bean left. Snails were once a poverty food; now they're escargot. Just saying, Susan R., CA 8137 What's for Dinner?? (12/8/2013 12:50:36 PM): Baby it's cold outside!! 38, breezy and raining here. Brrr!! Just put chicken and stuffing in the crockpot for dinner tonight. Will add rolls and some corn on the side later. What's cooking at your house??, Susan, SC 8144 Sam's Club (12/8/2013 2:07:10 PM): This is the first time I have had a Sam's membership (Groupon). What are some of the things you buy there? So far, all I've bought is a big bag of beans!! Plan to go this week-it was so crowded last time I went, I just got my beans and didn't finish walking all the aisles. Thanks., Liz 8148 New survey: (12/8/2013 2:19:29 PM): I'm doing a lot of cooking/baking today. (decided to get the DHTC's ("Darn" Hungarian Tea Cakes) out of the way, as well as one other baking project. When I cook, I clean up as I go. But I have friends who stack everything in the sink and clean it all up when they've finished cooking. , Jane, CA 8169 Christmas is coming (12/8/2013 3:41:35 PM): How is everyone coming on their shopping? Are you done? Have you started yet? Have you wrapped presents yet? Got your decorations out or up? Stockings hung? Do you have your tree up? Christmas cards mailed? Meal planned? How many places do you go for Christmas? Take a vacation instead?, It is coming quick 8180 bathrobe (12/8/2013 4:41:19 PM): I'd like to purchase a robe. I'd like a long robe, but not heavy or one that would keep me warm. I don't need that type. Any suggestions? Thanks, Martha, MN 8195 Chirping smoke alarms (12/8/2013 6:31:25 PM): I came home from being gone for three days to a 60 degree house and a chirping smoke alarm. My DB told me the battery was chirping because of the low temperature. The house warmed up and the chirping stopped. I am glad this doesn't occur to birds in the springtime., Mindy, MD 8196 Pine Cone personal survey (12/8/2013 5:35:31 PM): As I started doing a survey on Pine Cone today I became startled when the questions I was being asked referred to my personal life which included my sex life as well. Pine Cone did note that these were going to be personal questions yet I didn’t expect to be questioned about anything intimate. The only other personal questions I was asked before from Pine Cone were about my health so this really surprised me. Because I was so confused as to why Pine Cone would want to know about my personal life I stopped doing the survey. Has anyone else here has been asked such personal questions like this? , Rosalie S, PA 8200 Time Shares (12/8/2013 7:00:14 PM): We foolishly purchased a timeshare in 2010. We want out! We are paying double fees that we didn't know about and each month we see over $400.00 a month go out the window for something we don't even want! HELP! Any advice or ideas are appreciated!, Anne, IL 8201 Water pillow (12/8/2013 7:05:00 PM): Someone posted about some water pillows . Which one is a good one that don't spring leaks I was looking at them on Amazon and most of the comments said don't get them they spring a leak . At first they were getting real good ratings then I clicked on the latest ones and the rating was really bad. I want to order a couple., Ruth OH 8203 Sarah H/card shower (12/8/2013 7:05:35 PM): Sarah H, I received your email. I am so sorry that your friend passed on. You are in my thoughts., Grace Basham, CA 8204 EveryOne Doing Ok (12/8/2013 7:11:37 PM): Hope everyone is surviving the storms. Really feel for all you dealing with ice and snow. Just rain here in Hampton roads and actually some breaks in the action. I am hoping we will have a little break in action and I can get out for awhile. I need to go to kmart before my points expire. It is supposed to be another soaker on Tuesday. Just kept busy today with coupon organization, card games reading and a little Netflix. Son came for dinner and we had fried fish,shrimp,potatoes, and cole slaw. , Vicki, Va. 8208 Bonnie & Clyde TV remake (12/8/2013 7:33:07 PM): Is anyone watching the Bonnie & Clyde remake on TV tonight?, Grace Basham, CA 8211 Francine/YouGov (12/8/2013 7:57:19 PM): Francine,Wanted to start a new post since the other was way down & was afraid you would miss it.Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for your help with this survey site., Cathy S.NY 8219 Christmas sweater (12/8/2013 8:24:32 PM): My daughter came home from Sunday night youth group and they are having a Christmas party next week and they are also having an ugly Christmas sweater contest. Of course I got rid of the perfect one years ago
Toro recalls Time-Master and Turf-Master lawn mowers due to injury hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Toro-Recalls-TimeMaster-and-TurfMaster-Lawn-Mowers/
Gas Trimmers recalled by Efco due to fire hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gas-Trimmers-Recalled-by-efco/
Ram’s Imports recalls girls’ pink leopard jackets due to strangulation hazard. Sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Rams-Imports-Recalls-Girls-Pink-Leopard-Jackets/
IKEA recalls children’s wall-mounted lamps due to strangulation hazard. One child death reported: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Recalls-Childrens-Wall-Mounted-Lamps/, Google Researcher
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