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Heather, NV (12/4/2014 7:55:58 AM):  It appears that the CarMax has opened in Reno.,  Bob, PA

1373 Bumping up-expired food (12/4/2014 8:54:17 AM):  I agree with Maureen that "Expired" was just asking advice. She shouldn't be condemned for worrying about eating canned goods past their date. I will eat if it is a few months past it's date---did just the other day. I cleaned my pantry and found some that had 2010 dates on them. Cans weren't bulging, but I opted to throw out just to be cautious. Some of the items that were a year past the date, I thought about donating but decided that food pantry probably wouldn't accept due to liability issues. I also had a thought the other night as I'm watching the news and trying to decide what I wanted for supper. I said to myself, "What am I going to eat for supper?" Then I thought, there are people asking themselves the very same question but with a different tone. Or maybe they're asking, "Am I going to EAT supper tonight?" They don't have a freezer or a pantry full of food that just doesn't suit their taste buds on that particular night. I had a feeling that "Expired" was going recieve unwarranted comments in response to her simple request for advice when I read the 1st reply that she couldn't be hurting all that bad. I don't know how her question turned into judgment calls. ,  Susan, LA

1374 Walgreens receipt (12/4/2014 9:03:30 AM):  RFN# 0966-9214-8691-1411-1803 11/18/14 $9.45 RFN# 0966-9511-7010-1412-0203 12/2/14 $8.58,  Edna Oh

1379 Total trivia question (12/4/2014 10:15:13 AM):  I made a big pot of chili the other night and invited my oldest DD and SIL to eat with us. He asked "Do you have a rack of crackers to go with this?" Um, I said, "Do you mean a sleeve of crackers?" So, that's the debate. This is a 4 pack of saltine crackers I am talking about. I've always called 1 pack out of the box a "sleeve of crackers" and apparently his is a "rack of crackers". What do you all call them...As always...,  Marian/MO

1382 Demi Glace? (12/4/2014 10:54:09 AM):  Has anybody seen premade demi glace in a store. I was watching Guys Grocery games and they had it in the frozen section. I was just at a P&G business site and saw they had a bottle made by Knorr for businesses.,  Joanie in NJ & FL

1387 Hated Commercial (12/4/2014 11:09:00 AM):  I just have to vent. I hate the new ED commercial with the woman laying on the bed talking seductively to men about their erectile dysfunction. One woman has an English accent, and the latest woman is an American. It makes me cringe even if I'm alone. I'm not a prude. Other ED commercials don't faze me. I saw it last night about 9:30 pm, which is early as far as I'm concerned. Those commercials should be R rated and on after midnight, or not at all would be better. Yuck. ,  Barbara

1391 Christmas Card Exchange (12/4/2014 12:06:08 PM):  I'm finishing up the Christmas Card Exchange list and will email to everyone tonight. Yesterday was the deadline but if you missed it and wanted to get in on the exchange I will accept addresses for the next couple of hours. Thanks to everyone who signed up ~,  Sandy B., MO

1393 Phone # Removal (12/4/2014 12:12:22 PM):  I need my cell phone and land line removed from callers. I forgot how to do this. I got a call from a 202 number today. The lady was foreign said she was from Washington, D. C. and I just hung up. Have been getting some about credit cards also on cell phone ,  Janice/Ok

1395 Total trivia continued (12/4/2014 12:35:43 PM):  Son in law is born and raised here. In fact, he lives within 20 miles from where he was born and he and DD live approx. 5 miles from hubby and I. I came to MO at the age of 5 from CA. and have been here ever since. Maybe it's me! LOL, I'm the one who grew up with the term "redding the dishes up". It just means scraping the dishes and getting them "ready" to clean. I've never heard that term by anyone else and I am now 60, so, who knows....As always....,  Marian/MO

1396 Gift for Mail Lady (12/4/2014 12:38:54 PM):  We have a new mail lady delivering our mail. She is so good about leaving our packages in a safe place and out of the rain. I wanted to get her (or make her) something for Christmas. I dont know her very well so I am having a hard time coming up with ideas. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance. ,  Christie M.

1418 Another commercial ? (12/4/2014 3:10:44 PM):  I wonder how long it will take Walmart to pull the commercial where the African American Dad goes out and buys a cellphone/plan and then gives one of the phones to his daughter. They are both sitting on the couch. When she goes to hug him, you can barely make out that he is saying, "I can't breathe".,  Ann, NY

1423 Bagel Slicer (12/4/2014 4:11:43 PM):  Does anyone on this board use a bagel slicer for more than just slicing bagels? I love to make homemade sandwich buns. But practically every time I end up slicing it very crooked! The bottom half is very thin along almost half of the circumferance. I'm tempted to buy a bagel slicer to cut my sandwich buns in half. My only concern is that I make my sandwich buns large. And they might not fit in the slicer.,  Virginia Ann S VA

1433 Total trivia (12/4/2014 5:40:51 PM):  Wow, to think someone else knew the meaning to "red up the dishes", just Wow! Guess I'm not unique, LOL. Two more I remembered, my FIL was in hospital and his cousin came to visit. She and MIL were talking and I overheard the cousin say they had to use up all the milk cause it was getting "blinky". I asked my MIL about that later and she laughed and laughed cause I'd never heard it before. According to her, it was when the milk was getting ready to go bad [this was fresh cow's milk] and was getting a [for lack of a better word] whangy taste to it. Gee, is that a word?

When hubby and I first got married he asked me to go in the house and get him a "poke",um okay, you tell me what a poke is and I will get it. "A poke"!. What's a "poke"? A "paper poke"! "Oh, why didn't you just say a paper sack?" "Cause it's a poke!"....As always...,  Marian/MO

1438 Recall Notices (12/4/2014 6:03:26 PM):  Salsa Cycles recalls bicycle forks due to risk of fall hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Salsa-Cycles-Recalls-Bicycle-Forks/
Horizon Hobby recalls HobbyZone Super Cub S Radio-Controlled Aircraft due to fire hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Horizon-Hobby-Recalls-HobbyZone-Super-Cub-S-Radio-Controlled-Aircraft/Google Researcher

1443 Christmas List emailed (12/4/2014 7:04:58 PM):  Got the list done and emailed. If there are any changes to be made please let me know right away. Also, if you didn't get a copy of the list email me and let me know. flyvanguard@yahoo.com,  Sandy B., MO

1448 Last bit of Trivia (12/4/2014 9:24:20 PM):  This has been interesting. Amazing how different regions of the U.S. has different words for the same thing. I had a guy from northern MO ask me how I pronounce MO. I say Missoura, the a sounding like uh. He said Missoure, e like a "long e". Said you can tell a southern MO. person from a northern MO. person that way. Who knows.

One more story about my born and raised hillbilly husband. Right after we were married [1970's] we were in a store and he asked the owner if he had any "plowers". The poor owner looked at him and said "flowers"? I had to step in and say "No, he means "pliers"! LOL

I think this saying was brought up once before. Worthless as tits on a boar hog. Just a term meaning a lazy or good for nothing person...As always...,  Marian/MO

1452 Forrest Gump goes to Heaven (12/4/2014 9:55:06 PM):  The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper. St. Peter said, 'Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven.” Forrest responds, 'It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir. But nobody ever told me about any Entrance Exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was.' St. Peter continued, 'Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions. First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T? Second: How many seconds are there in a year? Third: What is God's first name?' Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and says, 'Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers.' Forrest replied, 'Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begins with the letter 'T'? Shucks, that one is easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow.' The Saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, 'Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer. How about the next one?' asked St. Peter. 'How many seconds in a year? Now that one is harder,' replied Forrest, 'but I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve.' Astounded, St. Peter said 'Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?' Forrest replied, 'Shucks, there's got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... ' 'Hold it,' interrupts St. Peter. 'I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind....but I will have to give you credit for that one, too. Let us go on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God's first name'? 'Sure,' Forrest replied, 'it's Andy.' 'Andy?' exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St.Peter. 'Ok, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?' 'Shucks, that was the easiest one of all,' Forrest replied. 'I learnt it from the song, ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN.' St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates, and said: 'Run, Forrest, run.',  this is cute

1453 email (12/4/2014 8:46:18 PM):  I got an email and I usually don't open anything I don't know about. This said it came from Goggle. "Suspicious sign is prevented" is in the subject area. The beginning of it says, "Some one recently used your password to try to sign into your Goggle account" and I'm thinking, "I don't have a Goggle account" I guess that is my gmail. I'm curious to see what it says, but just hate opening emails that make me feel suspicious.,  Donna E, FL

1455 Google Researcher (12/5/2014 2:50:41 AM):  I need some help, please! Someone brings me a home cooked meal once a week and they put the dinners in nice sturdy containers that they want back. I accidentally made a lid melt so it is not usable anymore and I need to replace the container - do you know where I can buy some - thanks,  wendy/de

1462 Commercials (12/5/2014 7:31:59 AM):  I just to love watching a bunch of men baring their substantial abdomens, slapping their tummy drums and shaking their booty ( the guy in the middle) to the silent jingle bells. Who dreams these things up and then gets paid for it? This is Kmart and Joe Boxer. At least they are wearing long pants this year. Ugggh.,  Vera MI

1463 can't view pdf (12/5/2014 7:43:29 AM):  I received the Christmas Card List from Sandy but I am unable to view pdf files through my e-mail so I can't see the list. DD says that I need to download Adobe Reader. Do you computer gurus agree?,  Theresa, PA

1464 facebook (12/5/2014 7:48:23 AM):  Everytime I am finished with facebook I log out. I want to have to log on each time and yet my info comes up when I next click facebook. If I am making sense what am I doing wrong?,  me

1466 No call/Bump Up (12/5/2014 7:59:54 AM):  Thanks for all the helpful info, girls.,  Janice/Ok

1467 Card Shower/Tanner (12/5/2014 8:03:39 AM):  QMSAHOLLAND USS Milius (DDG-69) NX/NN FPO AP 96672-1286 This is his first T/Giving and Christmas away from family. I am sending him a package and I had a neat idea for some of you that have people in the military. I got a luminary bag from Dollar Tree. It has the cut out of a Christmas Tree. I am going to send it with a LED light that he can put in the bag and he will kind of have his own Christmas tree. ,  Janice/Ok

1471 WalMart ad (12/5/2014 9:13:04 AM):  Just read where WalMart is editing the ad where the dad buys his daughter a cell phone. She throws her arms around his neck and he says, "I can't breathe." They acknowledge that the ad takes on a different tone, in light of recent events.,  Susan, LA

1474 iodine patch test (12/5/2014 11:12:46 AM):  Has anyone done this at home? I was looking up information on Hashimoto's (hypothyroidism) and it said a lot of people are deficient in iodine. I realized I don't add salt to any food (if I do it is non-iodized sea salt), hardly eat processed, etc, etc. Maybe I should just add iodized salt to my food for now and see if it helps. ,  Heather, NV

1475 gluten sensitivity? (12/5/2014 11:30:52 AM):  I usually post my name, but not this time. I usually don't eat a lot of wheat (I just feel better when I don't), but on Monday night I made a whole wheat pizza for DH and decided to eat it also. Well, that night I didn't feel good and spent most of Tuesday in the bathroom (you can guess why). Well, I ate wheat-free the rest of this week and have felt OK. Last night DH wanted garlic bread with dinner. So, I made garlic bread using sourdough bread (which hasn't caused major problems in the past) and decided to eat a piece to see how I felt. When I went to bed my stomach was making rumbling noises (and one knee was killing me when I went to bend it; it feels fine this morning) and I have been in the bathroom multiple times today. So, does this sound familiar for people with gluten sensitivity? About a month ago I had a similar issue, but we thought I had gotten food poisoning (had gone out to dinner that week, but also at multiple meals that contained wheat afterwards). I realized I should probably eat probiotics (which luckily I have a bottle of in the pantry), the BRAT diet (bananas, rice and apples; no toast in this case) and some yogurt (need to go to the store for that). ,  grumpy tummy

1477 FOY Code (12/5/2014 12:21:51 PM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code c0valvnmz worth 28 Hulk Coins for one more. ,  Vicki,Va.

1479 Swagbucks Help (12/5/2014 1:26:18 PM):  I summited my swagbucks for 2 walmart gift cards A conformation was sent to my gift cards and it said a validation code was sent to my AOL account well guess what no validation code I wrote to Swagbucks 3x and no response. I need these gift cards for X-Mas Do any of you have a phone number or a way to reach them I'm starting to panic AOL is a piece of crap I have had other trouble with companies trying to get their emails. Any suggestions???? Thanks,  Lynda/SFL

1480 Detergent Pods (12/5/2014 1:48:07 PM):  I was wondering when you buy the pods do you also keep a box/jug of something else in detergent for small loads. Seems a waste to put a pod in for small ones. Only 2 of us at home now so have a small loads sometimes.Cant always wait for a full load on things Just curious what you do??,  Wondering!!

1486 Gas prices (12/5/2014 3:11:23 PM):  Just read where stations in Oklahoma City are selling for 1.99/gallon. Wow! The cheapest I've seen here is 2.35. Great news for consumers, but nephew works offshore, so kinda worried for him.,  Susan, LA

1491 orange cranberry bread (12/5/2014 3:49:20 PM):  Anyone have a tried & true favorite recipe for orange cranberry bread? I'd love to make a few loaves for my mom & a couple of the neighbors that keep an eye out for her. Things like knocking on her door to see if she is ok if the newspaper is still outside after 8am. ,  just me

1492 colon cancer (12/5/2014 3:53:03 PM):  I was wondering if a person that had colon cancer a yr or 2 ago & all the treatments, would have a been left with a sensitivity to gluten. Just thinking it might leave them with a sensitivity that they may or may not of had pre-diagnosis. ,  just me

1494 Swagbucks (12/5/2014 4:04:54 PM):  I have been doing SB for a long time & should know the answer to this. I have not watched any SBTV on the site on my laptop. I have been watching them on a smartphone that has no phone service, just connecting to WIFI to play videos. My laptop bit the dust last night. Question: can I use my Iphone that does have full service to watch regular videos for a possible 150 SBs a day (as if) PLUS watch the videos on mobile SBs (the ones that total 18 SBs & 36 SBs a day)? Not in any position to take chance getting account deactivated & it seems like times they will do that to a bunch of people.,  should know answer

1498 Tracking stolen items (12/5/2014 4:44:28 PM):  Just saw on ABC news about tracking stolen items. It w/b on 20/20 tonight. Coincidentally, there was a story in our local news today about someone who broke into the back of a home this morning. This was in a pretty nice area of town. The homeowner was home and shot and killed the intruder. Authorities say he had long criminal history and drugs on his person. ,  Susan, LA

1501 Swagbucks Code (12/5/2014 5:04:15 PM):  NinjaTurtle before 5pm PT/8pm ET for 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

1505 Sorry & thyroid (12/5/2014 6:56:24 PM):  I semi agree with you, but I do realize that the whole body is connected (and interacts). I went and looked at one of the links and it pointed out that the main thyroid blood test wasn't created until the 1970s (before that they only listened to the symptoms). My thyroid tests come up 'within range', but I have had many of the symptoms for many years so I wondered if my thyroid was messaged up. Now I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's (do to them feeling a lump), but still not on medicine since my blood work comes up fine. So weird.,  Heather, NV

1511 Need New Vehicle (12/6/2014 5:33:38 AM):  Hoping you guys can give me some insight to cars today. I bought a 2002 Toyota Tacoma new and it has 86,000 miles on it. I now have a job which requires me to drive about a hundred miles a week so I am looking for a good car with great gas mileage. I don't really need two vehicles, but I use my truck sometimes if I go to an auction and buy furniture or if I go to a yard sale and get a piece of furniture. I don't know anyone really with a truck to help out those times. I don't want to buy another truck, though. My truck is kind of old and beat up a bit and my job is extremely professional so I probably need something a little different. Any ideas? I have always bought Toyota, but was looking at the Fiats. Then I saw some poor reviews. Help! ,  LN, NC

1516 Melody, WA & essential oils (12/6/2014 9:20:40 AM):  Melody - do you know anyone that has used essential oils and improved their thyroid? There is tons of suggestions on the internet and I am debating about trying one of them (topically) since I don't think it could hurt. I do use essential oils for other issues (sleep, etc), but haven't really looked into it for thyroid yet.,  Heather, NV

1521 FOY Code (12/6/2014 10:08:45 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code i8sul9xcd worth 30 Hulk Coins for use by 3 more ,  Vicki, Va

1522 renewing (12/6/2014 10:15:49 AM):  To Dear.. Logout ....I finally returned to couponing after my many illnesses - 3 falls and 1 surgery I was living alone for the 3 years after my Teddy passed away then every thing happened. I fell 3 times-wore Lifeline pressed the button for help which they sent immediately-then had to have a rod put in each leg and the third fall resulted in a fracture at the tip of my spine & wore a back brace for 10 weeks. All went well then while in rehab my hernia "popped out" and I elected to have Surgery so it wouldn't happen again. I still have my home but it is rented out. And I am now living at Brookdale Plaza which is a resort-like atmosphere with both breakfast and Dinner served in a dining room . I have a living room/sleeping quarters; private bathroom & a fully equipped kitchen area Every kind of service is right here. Doctors, beauty shop, cafeteria. It's not home but the next best thing to it.,  Dorothy Heiland IL

1524 installing Adobe (12/6/2014 10:45:15 AM):  Sharon,TN: Thank you so much for answering my post and advising me to go ahead and install Adobe Reader. I am a senior and very much afraid to change things on my computer. You gave me the courage to do it. I was able to install it from the official Adobe website and I was then able to view and print the Christmas Card Exchange List:).,  Theresa, PA

1528 Shipping USPS (12/6/2014 12:35:30 PM):  Posted a while back on when I mailed a package and knew what the rate should have been, but was quoted twice as much. Also said that I don't complain that much about USPS b/c Daddy retired from there. Sister sent her DH with a package to mail. She gave him a note that she wanted it Standard Post (old Parcel Post) with insurance and tracking. Figured right at $12. He came back and said he sent it Priority ($14) b/c they told him it would take 10-12 days if it wasn't sent Priority. He had to buy more insurance (which was expected) b/c the value was over $50 so the insurance wasn't included in Priority. I was told the other day that "the system" automatically quotes Priority rates, even if it's light enough to go 1st Class (which mine was). I think USPS may be trying to recoup their deficit. So just beware, if you are mailing, always inquire as to cheapest rate and time-frame for delivery and make your decision based on the info you receive. Don't automatically assume that the rate quoted is the cheapest. I know delivery times w/b longer the closer we get to Christmas, but I mailed something Media Mail the other day (which is usually VERY slow). I mailed on Friday and it was received on Monday!! ,  Susan, LA

1534 pyrex (12/6/2014 1:07:51 PM):  I picked up a couple of pyrex pie plates for $1 at a garage sale today. nobody wanted them because of all the baked on gunk. I said no problem - I know what to do. just go to the store and get some Easy Off or other oven cleaner and set them outside and spray them. Well, I looked and looked in the store and didnt see any. Maybe its no longer being made since all the ovens are self cleaning nowdays (I think) So does anyone have other suggestions?,  JudyB LA

1542 Sue P, CT & essential oils (12/6/2014 3:51:38 PM):  I put lavender on the back of my neck and Serenity (doTerra blend) on the bottom of my feet. I used to put lavender on the bottom of my feet. I have been doing it for over a year and it appears to help me sleep. Now, that DH is on the sleep apnea machine (which appears to be helping after only two weeks) I also sleep with ear plugs. I slept through one night when we had a brownout (everything was beeping, etc) even.,  Heather, NV

1555 Google Researcher (12/7/2014 2:56:01 AM):  I do not see a name on the dish and the person who brings me the plate forgets the name. You will have mail very shortly.,  wendy/de

1561 Recycle Ink Toner?OfficeMax (12/7/2014 8:36:42 AM):  I have 5 toner cartridges to be recycled. I am not sure the best way to do this. Do I purchase ink and then in cartridges, or do I turn in cartridges and then purchase the ink. I am confused how this plan is changing. Can someone explain this. I would be very appreciative.Happy Holidays,  Laurie, Ohio

1562 zazzle.com - bought from them? (12/7/2014 9:12:10 AM):  Has anyone had good luck buying from www.Zazzle.com ? I realized I didn't buy any ornaments from our Washington, DC, etc vacation. When I went searching I found I could make custom ornaments from Zazzle.com (use one of the photos we took, etc). I am coming up with tons of projects I would love to do through them if their quality is great.,  Heather, NV

1564 White Elephant Gift (12/7/2014 9:41:41 AM):  Can someone tell me what this is? I am invited to a party at our church and suppose to bring one. Can someone please clue me in on what this is? Thanks for any help.,  Lynn

1565 Amazing Race (12/7/2014 9:42:24 AM):  Can someone tell me who is gone from that last show? Can only hope its it Dentists.,  Lynn

1567 Pyrex-bumping up (12/7/2014 9:50:50 AM):  Let us know how your project turns out and which methods worked/did not work. The dryer sheet is probably easiest and cheapest, but I've never tried it. ,  Susan, LA

1575 Puzzle (12/7/2014 11:29:55 AM):  Last week's challenge: Bertrand Tavernier is a French director of such movies as Life and Nothing But and It All Starts Today. What amazing wordplay property does the name Bertrand Tavernier have? This sounds like an open-ended question, but when you have the right answer, you'll have no doubt about it. Answer: Bert and Ernie Congratulations to Gina. I tried to respond to your post last week but for whatever reason, I can not respond ever. I've contacted Michelle a couple of times about this. I would always need to start a new post. Next week's challenge: - Take the phrase "a few Texans come in." Rearrange these letters to name a geographical place. What is it? Submit Your Answer,  MAC--WI

1576 FOY Code (12/7/2014 11:32:13 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code yn84cgk5l worth 22 Hulk Coins for use by 3 more users. ,  Vicki, Va

1577 Pyrex--bumping up again (12/7/2014 11:41:43 AM):  I can't respond to posts so will start a new one. Have you tried soaking the pyrex in strong ammonia water? I frequently will do this with crusted on items and leave it soak overnight and it will scrub off sparkling clean. If you don't like the smell, you might want to do this in the garage.,  MAC--WI

1578 Julie D, MA (12/7/2014 12:35:32 PM):  My computer won't get on the internet (except this quick link to RC!). Just want you to know I can't write.,  Diane D

1582 USPS - bumping up: (12/7/2014 1:50:54 PM):  What I can't figure out about the USPS is the inconsistencies in delivery times. We used to know it took ___ days for a 1st class letter to get from PA to CA. Now,it can be anywhere from almost overnight to almost a week. They amazed me last week. I sent something to someone 2000 miles east of me, two time zones away. I didn't get to the post office until 11:30. Delivery was promised by 3:00 the next day, which would have been 1:00 my time. I didn't really believe it would make it the day it was promised but it actually showed up the next day at 1:00! It strikes me that if they can really deliver (no pun intended) that kind of service, even if it does cost $20, it doesn't make sense that regular mail can get so sidetracked.,  Jane, CA

1584 glucose meter (12/7/2014 1:53:22 PM):  Do they still have deals where you can get a free meter with coupon or rebate? My hypoglycemic daughter wants to check her sugar occasionally and just use the sample test strips that come with the meter. insurance wont cover meter or strips of course,  me

1585 Christmas Card Exchange list (12/7/2014 2:18:29 PM):  Well, hopefully next year I will be relieved of my duties ... I didn't get the list out as smoothly as Diane has in years past! I have a couple of late additions to the list but I've already sent out the original list and didn't want to bombard everyone's email with more lists. If you would like to send cards to a couple of extras please email me at flyvanguard@yahoo.com and I will email out the names and addresses. Also, I was going to add my address last and forgot that one, too! Sandy Batesel 1904 Cardinal Circle Kearney, MO 64060 Sorry for all the confusion this year. If I'm not relieved of my duties for next year ... I'll be better prepared :),  Sandy B., MO

1588 Swagbucks Code (12/7/2014 3:21:13 PM):  Default2day before 4pm PT/7pm ET for 3 SB! ,  Melody, WA

1594 from stressed (12/7/2014 3:46:05 PM):  I should soon find out if I qualify for a clinical trial.,  s

1601 DAYTONA BEACH (12/7/2014 6:15:58 PM):  Hello, we are planning our first family vacation to Daytona Beach! We have 2 sons, our 10yo has Autism. Looking for family fun things to do cheap, also looking for cheap rental for a Van to drive from Indiana - Florida! Thanks,  Holly, IN

1603 Windows (12/7/2014 6:27:49 PM):  We are going to have our windows and patio doors replaced in our house. I first called Renewal by Andersen and the salesman came to our house and gave a 2 1/2 hour presentation. The sales pitch had some technical inaccuracies in it, but overall was a good pitch. One inaccuracy was that the metal bars in the windows wouldn't conduct heat as well as the PVC. Another was that the coating was applied so that it wouldn't let in the heat from the sun in the summertime, but would let it in in the wintertime. Then, after way to much blah, blah, blah he came out with a staggering high price. The price was good for one year. Then a lower second price if we bought within 30 days. Then a lower price if we singed while he was at our house. I told him that I didn't fall off of a turnip truck and didn't like to be scammed. I told him that I wanted to compare prices with other companies. He got huffy and left.

Two days later, I got a call from their marketing manager and told him why I didn't like their approach. He told me that they had money left over at the end of the year and wanted to pass the money on to the customers in the form of a rock bottom price. I told him that I didn't think anyone would believe that and ended the conversation.

The companies that sell Renewal by Andersen use the name with a license agreement from Andersen, but they are not Andersen windows. They make their own windows. Buyer beware!,  Bob, PA

1605 Walmart Black Friday (12/7/2014 6:36:16 PM):  Does anyone know how much WM was selling a HP laptop for on Black Friday?,  just me

1607 Muffin liners (12/7/2014 7:33:54 PM):  I often find cupcake tin liners at hardware stores! Other places are Shaws (which is usually out of them), Kmart, Dollar General and Family Dollar.,  JOanne VT

1616 update (12/8/2014 12:11:07 AM):  Thank all of you for your prayers. I came home Friday (5 December). The surgeon took out my overies, uterus, fallopian tubes, and some sort of fat that I can't remember the name of. My colon was ok and didn't have to remove any of that. I am thankful the surgery went well and am especially thankful to be home again. I have no energy right now but walk about home quite a bit. I see my surgeon Thrusday (11 December) to have my staples removed. Right now my goal is pain management. Its getting better. Radiation and chemo are in my near future. I had no symptoms of cancer. I was detected through a routine pap exam. So I feel very lucky. My sister, Sally (Damon's mother), said that by the time you have symptoms it's too late. Her husband, Chuck, is a cancer survior. I want to thank everyone for praying for me and Damon. I know it helps a lot. And it helps very much to know people care. Please don't stop. ,  elizabeth h

1622 Christmas card (12/8/2014 6:54:54 AM):  What do you do when you can't find a great photo of the whole family (and don't have time to take one)? I want to do the Shutterfly ones, but part of me wants to just put a photo of Pepper (the Golden Retriever), but some of the family would definitely complain. Would it look okay if I put a larger photo of Pepper and a small one of us?,  Heather, NV

1626 Tanner (12/8/2014 8:06:40 AM):  We got a phone call from Tanner while we were in Ft Worth Sat. His mother told my brother to mute the TV because Tanner was on the phone. She put it on speaker and we all got to hear him and tell him we loved him. Suddenly, he said he had to go. A few minutes later he called back and said he had seen a classmate from Kingston at a Mall food court. He invited Tanner back to his ship for a visit. Both were excited to see someone from home. The friend's mother called me Sunday and told me her son had skyped (sp) her and told her of his surprise. We also learned that Tanner's dad can fly to Hawaii and join him on the ship on the trip back to San Diego. I had never heard of this before. I don't know if it was because his dad was in the military or what.,  Janice/Ok

1635 White elephant-bumping up (12/8/2014 9:58:03 AM):  Gina, CT--Great synposis of the white elephant concept. At least YOU didn't mention any hideous items by name, like I did! HaHa And "no name", glad I don't live in your area. The 1st time we were invited to a white elephant, we had just moved so didn't really have a lot of "junk". And what we did have, we wanted to keep. Don't remember what we ended up bringing.,  Susan, LA

1636 French Toast Crunch (12/8/2014 10:01:20 AM):  Just was where French Toast Crunch cereal w/b back in limited stores next month. GM is responding to demand for the return. This was the predecessor to Cinnamon Toast Crunch.,  Susan, LA

1637 Zulily (12/8/2014 10:04:31 AM):  Forgot to mention while I was complaining, that I love the item that I have received so far. It's an upright tube that holds round makeup remover pads. I never quite knew what to do with mine so this seemed perfect. It is open on top and has a fingerhold for you to pinch one from. I don't like the idea of having them open to the elements in the bathroom so I just put the whole container in there. It still works for me and I was surprised at how sturdy the plastic is. Very heavyduty. Hope I am as pleased with my other items. They do offer unique items, and the prices aren't bad.,  Susan, LA

1638 Unusual theft (12/8/2014 10:20:18 AM):  This makes you wonder, what will people steal next! Local news had story about Peterbilt truck dealership that had 4 vehicles burglarized overnight. Have surveillance video of man and he stole doors from various trucks, along with a Peterbuilt truck seat. ,  Susan, LA

1642 Swagbucks Code (12/8/2014 10:58:00 AM):  2MillionLikes before 3pm PT/6pm ET for 5 SB!,  Melody, WA

1645 Ginko (12/8/2014 11:18:43 AM):  Does anyone here take this? With sleep apnea I am more forgetful lately. I am going to have the test and get that under control tomorrow. I have started to lose weight and that will help as well. I still want to sharpen the old mind though. Does it help? Side effects? TIA,  Thinking

1648 Bob/Tanner/Buoy (12/8/2014 11:52:07 AM):  I had another call from Tanner today. I told him I was sending him a pkg for Christmas today and he said he hoped it got on the mail buoy on time. I had told him earlier it was a joke but I am not sure he believed it. He a couple of others had told him that. Thought you would enjoy that. Have you ever heard of them letting a dad come home with them from Hawaii on the ship like I mentioned earlier?,  Janice/Ok

1651 from stressed (12/8/2014 1:07:29 PM):  Looks like my not having chemo will keep me from being part of the study. It was worth a try anyway,  s

1655 My coke rewards (12/8/2014 2:39:29 PM):  I have not been able to log into the MCR account I established for my mom in over 2 weeks. I think I connected it to her Facebook but didn't set up Twitter for her. I can't log in to add codes or anything. Has anyone had that problem and finally been able to log in? Guess I will need to call them. I feel bad that I can't get her any gift cards this year. Last year I got the Home Depot card and a couple free 12 packs that came in handy when she had company in Jan/Feb. ,  Frustrated

1658 Susan, LA & White elephant (12/8/2014 4:07:15 PM):  I wasn't offended (macrame hanger comment) - I actually did laugh out loud! DH's and my family never had them when we were young, but we found ours at garage sales and they filled a need for us. (I just think it is funny that we found them in the early 90s.) I did have one 4-H parent walk over to our really long one and explain what it was to her daughter last year! One white elephant present that has made the round at our small company Christmas party has been a plunger.,  Heather, NV

1659 company party present ideas (12/8/2014 4:12:01 PM):  The white elephant conversation is making me realize I need some suggestions for a small Company Christmas party present ($25 max) - most of the people are Engineers if that sways your decision. Most of the people are married and then there are a few single guys. We have some people that don't drink wine and the workers get free Starbucks at work (and I think everyone goes to Costco so anything from there is probably out). So, any suggestions? I don't want to give a gag gift. I am debating about box with some Hickory Farms sausage and chocolate inside. What else would be a good idea?,  Heather, NV

1668 Achilles heel (12/8/2014 7:04:25 PM):  I have torn/injured my achilles tendon. Been to the dr. Putting ice on it, wearing an ankle brace and putting high dollar ($95) on it. Can't exercise or do my morning walk till it heals. Anybody have this or know how long it might take? I hate missing my morning walk. Thanks for any help.,  Judy/MO

1670 plus ups (12/8/2014 7:52:28 PM):  I have about $30 worth of plus ups that I have to use by the 13th. I have been looking around Rite Aid and nothing jumps out at me that want to use them on. Any suggestions? ,  me

1675 A point of interest? (12/8/2014 9:22:25 PM):  In case everyone doesn't know about how the term "white elephant" got started: So the story goes, many years ago in an Asian country (Burma, I think) a king used to punish criminals--in lieu of imprisonment or execution--by giving each of them a "gift" that they had to take excellent care of. He had a herd of elephants that actually were white, and each "lucky recipient" was to feed and shelter their new "pet" until the elephant or its new owner died. The new owners could not use them for work because they were royal and a "gift" from the king. They also ate a lot, which made them very expensive. So the term "white elephant" came to mean a useless, detrimental gift--not so nice as a lot of the WE's we encounter now. ,  Barb M., OR

1676 Grace Basham: (12/8/2014 9:30:39 PM):  You have mail!,  Janie

1682 Shutterfly triple play! (12/8/2014 10:18:15 PM):  I used the promo code (valid through tonight) to get 50% off my Christmas photo cards, had used 5 MyCoke Reward points to get the code for $20.00 off holiday cards and had a Shutterfly $25 gift card (had it so long I don't know when/where I got it) = paid $0.00 and still have about $5.00 on the gift card. Now, to wait and hope they get here before Christmas. I need to work on the note that I will glue on the back when they arrive.,  Heather, NV

1683 Navy/Janice, Bob, Doreen (12/8/2014 10:23:30 PM):  Navy humor from one of my Navy/Marine mom pals. She just visited me from WV. We were exchanging stories of our naive days as newbie military moms. When her son graduated boot camp, he called to say he got orders for Nassau. She was thrilled, saying she was glad he got shore duty in a vacation paradise. Stunned silence. "Mom! It is a sea deployment on the USS Nassau, a SHIP!",  Grace Basham, CA

1685 Fast food stocking stuffers (12/8/2014 10:38:27 PM):  I've been looking for $5 gift cards for either Burger King or McDonalds to use as a stocking stuffer for several tweens however all I can find is GC's for $10 up. Are $5 GC for these restaurants available and if so where. Also do either BK or McDonalds sell coupon booklets?,  Pat

1691 mail order ham (12/9/2014 6:00:58 AM):  want to sent my parents a honeybaked ham through the mail. I have received several in the past from folks which were excellent but I didn't retain the companies. does anyone know of a good mail order company that I could order from. thank you so much ,  carol - il

1697 Humor/New Thread (12/9/2014 7:31:28 AM):  Jane: you might like this. I think that I could probably cause a lot of criminals to "confess" by these silly comments. "Smile if you did it." "Whoever did it, or is lying, has something on their nose." (They will immediately touch their nose.) My dad did these things to us when we were children. This has worked in my class sometimes. The guilty one will smile or touch his nose. Another teacher and I have thought of joining the police force where her son is a detective because we solve many things in our building. Last week someone wrote another students name on the restroom wall. I compared the name to that's student's paper and it wasn't his handwriting. I was preparing to give a spelling test to four of them. I said I am going to give a pretest; take a piece of paper and print my first and last name. My name contained many of the letters in the name on the restroom wall. I solved it quickly. I always tell them I am older and wiser and I know their tricks. I feel sometimes I am on Survivor. I outwit, outplay and outlast them.,  Janice/Ok

1698 To Elizabeth H (12/9/2014 7:33:40 AM):  I am very glad the surgery is done. That is a very extensive surgery. It is good that you are walking as much as you can as that will help with your stamina. For pain and discomfort, consider drinking tart cherry juice several times a day. It is a natural painkiller and anti inflamitory. Keep a small pillow with you and hold it tight aga inst your tummy when you have to laugh, sneeze, or get upfrom a chair. It helps support those muscles and lesseno the pain associated with those movements. You are in my prayers for a speedy recovery and a long and joyful life.,  Vera MI

1707 1st Snowday (12/9/2014 9:02:03 AM):  Today is our first snow day. So far it has only been a little icing about 1/2 inch thick all over everything. I'm not sure if I want it to warm up and rain as one station is predicting or have it turn into heavy snow later today as another station is predicting. Either way it may still be pretty messy tomorrow morning for bus duty! ,  Joanne VT

1708 Swagbucks Code (12/9/2014 10:01:46 AM):  SBSearch Probably good until 10 AM PST for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

1709 tart cherry juice (12/9/2014 10:27:59 AM):  I have found it at Trader Joe's and I had another jar I found on clearance at Target once. I am guessing if you Googled you could find our what brands make it.,  Heather, NV

1710 This is a first for me (12/9/2014 10:38:58 AM):  Went to Walmart his morning, and there was a man by the little can you put cigs in before going into store. Well he wasn't putting any in, but taking out ones. Put several in his pocket.,  Vera, SC

1716 American girl doll bedding? (12/9/2014 12:00:49 PM):  I am looking for sheets, pillow, etc for an American girl sized bed. Etsy is a little overwhelming! It also seems that a "set" includes a pillow case and flat sheet....but I would like a fitted sheet for the bed too! Any other thoughts? I hate to spend $20 on something so small!,  Lisa, OH

1721 Go Fund Me (12/9/2014 1:46:26 PM):  I received a email today from Go Fund Me. It was from Kata White. I have no idea who this is or how she has my email address. Asking for money for herself her husband & her kids for Christmas. The way I look at it if things are that bad money wise you wouldn't beg for money for yourself & hubby just the kids. And yet she has money to pay for internet? I understand people go through tough times but Christmas comes the same time every year. You have 12 months to buy gifts. I have my places I donate to each year & don't like someone trying to beg from me. It actually makes me angry. Then I got to thinking where I heard that name so I looked at the bad trader list & found a name very similar to Kata White.,  cathy oh

1722 Colonoscopy (12/9/2014 2:07:10 PM):  I am due for my first colonoscopy. My insurance pre certification paper work included a clinic where I can go. It's not in a hospital or surgery center, but in a medical office building. All they do is colonoscopies and upper GI testing. Just seems kind of wierd for this to be done in an office building, is that normal? Also, what is the "preferred" test prep medication I want to make sure they use?,  Nervous

1724 tooth pain (12/9/2014 2:35:58 PM):  The end of October, I had a back jaw tooth pulled after enduring about 3 weeks of pain from an abscess. Now my tooth healed really quick and the entire extraction was fairly smooth. So on my left bottom side I've had both jaw teeth removed. Several years ago I had all wisdom teeth removed. Now I have a "tooth" coming thru my gums sideways towards my tongue. There should not be any teeth back there. Stopped by my dentist office today. They said to go back to the oral surgeon as it is probably bone. For someone who is petrified of dental procedures, this does not sound good.,  Susan, SC

1726 What's for Dinner?? (12/9/2014 2:39:47 PM):  I have a roast cooking in the crockpot. Will add mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. I use a can of Progresso French Onion Soup and a can of crème of mushroom soup on my roast. Tastes great--especially on a chilly rainy evening. What are you having??,  Susan, SC

1728 Macrame, etc. (12/9/2014 2:54:01 PM):  I looked on eBay and found several, ranging from $7 or so on up to the "proud of them" category. Also, I like the idea of having to display the most hideous item until the next year's party. That keeps it fresh in everyone's mind. Guess everyone shies away from the large box, just in case.,  Susan, LA

1741 Ebates (12/9/2014 4:24:36 PM):  A friend told me about ebates and the advantages of using ebates when making online purchases. What are the pros and cons of ebates? Is it worth signing up for this program? Thanks for any information.,  Kay MI

1747 What does (12/9/2014 5:20:06 PM):  I do survey sites and I recently was in the middle of one where I signed in daily to do a week long survey. I couldn't find the survey and emailed the company. They responded quickly and said :"The issue that you're having is that your account was turned off due to a high IP ping response." What does this mean? Thanks!,  Confused

1749 Garlic Dill Butter recipe (12/9/2014 6:10:52 PM):  I went to a craft fair out of town and bought a small jar of "Muriel's Garlic Dill Butter". It was very good and I want to try to make some but obviously I don't have a recipe. I tried to google it but the recipes I found contained real butter. Wouldn't you have to refrigerate this if it contained butter? (I didn't and they didn't tell me I should). I used it as a spread on crackers but I suppose you could have used it on bread too. Has anyone here ever made a similar product that they would be willing to share the recipe? All I can say about the one I had was it was very creamy and you could taste both the garlic and the dill. I know this is pretty vague but I am hoping someone can help! Thanks a bunch!,  Vicky N, ME

1750 By this time next week (12/9/2014 6:16:46 PM):  I should have my teaching and work visa in hand and be on my way overseas to my teaching job at a university. I will let everyone know when the flight is finalized.,  William M M, FL

1755 Granny's brag! (12/9/2014 6:57:58 PM):  We just got back from our granddaughter's graduation in San Antonio. I am beyond tired but happy. Emily graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in early childhood education/special education. She had a diving scholarship and academic scholarships, and was a D-II Academic All-American for all four years, as well as competing in the D-II NCAA Diving Championships for 4 years. Our only regret is that her dad, our SIL, passed away last spring and was not there to see her graduate. Just had to brag a little, I'm a proud Granny! ,  Nancy, LA

1758 Spyhunter (12/9/2014 7:21:17 PM):  Has anyone used spyhunter to get rid of spyware and other bad things on your computer? Good or bad?,  Ann

1761 Renewal by Anderson (12/9/2014 7:49:04 PM):  Bob, thanks for the info on Renewal by Anderson. When I read your article I never expected to have contact with that company. Today in our mail was a huge flyer offering great discounts. Advance information is so valuable and time saving. Thanks for posting.,  Carlene, OK

1765 Recall Notices (12/9/2014 8:03:26 PM):  Dream On Me recalls incredible play yards due to strangulation hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Dream-On-Me-Recalls-Incredible-Play-Yards/
Lenovo recalls computer power cords due to fire and burn hazards: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Lenovo-Recalls-Computer-Power-Cords/Google Researcher

1767 Meringue (12/9/2014 8:26:47 PM):  I had lost my lemon meringue pie recipe so went to the Argo site. I had always made my meringue with sugar and cream of tartar. They have revised recipe and say to use a teaspoon of cornstarch. I normally make meringue with a hand mixer and sometimes it is "iffy"; however, I have a Kitchen Aid large mixer which I never use. Used that and boy what a difference in the meringue. Stiff peaks came quickly - I was so proud.,  Joyce A., VA

1774 Pricing gimmick (12/9/2014 9:09:13 PM):  Sis just told me that she was doing an easel from Shutterfly w/ pic of one of the grandkids. Priced at $19.99, on sale for $15.99-205 off. She put it in her cart and went to bed. Got up this morning to double-check before ordering. Easels are now 40% off-yay! Except...the before discount price is now $24.99! It still comes out $1 cheaper at 40% off the "raised price", but it's just the idea. I guess they are not doing anything wrong b/c you are still getting it cheaper. Don't know if it says anywhere, I'm sure it does, that prices are subject to change. Ideas on this from others? ,  Susan, LA

1778 Hey! No Name No State (12/9/2014 10:16:26 PM):  Be Proud! Own your Beefaroni and Diet Coke!!! I would! Some nights I just eat donuts and ice cream. Or, cinnamon rolls and cream puffs :) Come to think of it, there may be a reason I am only drinking Diet Coke this week to enable this gown to look a bit better. hmmmmm,  Shelby

1787 Help please (12/10/2014 7:06:53 AM):  I need coupon for Bath and Body. I went online but can't find any that I can print off here at home. Please.... (please) is there any coupons out there for Bath and Body Works,  Patti/IN

1788 Shingles (12/10/2014 7:19:22 AM):  I have shingles across my cheek, going up into my eye, beside my nose and extensively inside my mouth on my gums and palate under my dentures. I am on meds and today I will go to opthamologist to see if my sight has been compromised or if it is inside the lid or what. I am wondering if you have had any personal experiences with Shingles and if you would share information as to what made it feel better, what to do about the blisters to keep them from bursting, and anything that might help me. I am taking Gabapentin and Acyclovir and the doctor also prescribed Lidocaine HCL. I am uneasy about using the Lidocaine HCL because it is a big tube and it states on the papers that it is a one time use and then throw it away. It also states it is for medical procedures and to be put on the things inserted into you? Any help is appreciated. ,  Lila

1803 had some fun (12/10/2014 9:39:42 AM):  Decided to do a prank this morning. I have caller ID and NEVER answer 800 and calls I do not recognize but it's not even noon and already the same 800 number has called 3 times. So on the 4th time I answered my phone in another language that I speak. Caller asked for me by name and I said "I do not understand English".. after a little hesitation he again asked for me by name. After the 3rd time telling him I do not speak English he hung up on me. Can hardly wait to see if that number calls here again.,  louise OH

1805 Shutterfly shipping (12/10/2014 10:00:34 AM):  Well, I did read the responses from everyone about the Shutterfly shipping issues, but I thought it would be OK. I just got an email that my packaged is being shipped and it should arrive on Sat 20 Dec! I think they are coming from California so they are taking the really slow truck. Oh, well. I am usually late in sending out cards (and I need to write what I will glue to the back). I think I will go back to getting cards from Walgreens like I did last year.,  Heather, NV

1812 Posting # 01806.... (12/10/2014 11:30:38 AM):  The shingles vaccine is not recommended by the CDC for anyone younger than 60 because it has not yet been thoroughly studied in those age groups. The risk of shingles begins to rise after age 50 but about half of cases occur in people 60 and older. Symptoms usually are more severe in that age group. People who have already had shingles still can get the vaccine. For patients not covered by health insurance the cost of a shingles vaccination typically includes: a shot administration fee and the cost of the single required dose of vaccine and in some cases (if your own doctor does not offer the shingles vaccination and you are unable to get it during a routine doctor visit) a doctor visit or consultation fee for a total of about $200 to $250. For example, The Shot Nurse (a mobile vaccination service in Tennessee) charges $205. Walgreens' Take Care Clinics charge about $220. Insurance coverage varies: some insurance will not cover vaccinations at all and some only cover a portion of the cost.,  Google Researcher

1815 To Elizabth h (12/10/2014 11:48:03 AM):  Been away from the computer for some time. Hope things get better for you.,  Debbie, OR

1823 Lila Shingles (12/10/2014 1:40:32 PM):  Lila - so sorry to hear you have shingles. A few years ago my DH had a rather bad case. He took olive leaf 6% oleuropein (one capsule per hour for 8 hours) and within 24 hours the pain had stopped and a couple more days the blisters were mostly dried. The ingredient in olive leaf that helps is oleuropein. It is made in different strengths. Since his experience with shingles I researched it and decided we would take olive leaf daily for our immune system. We take one 20% capsule a day. Your doctor may not want you to mix olive leaf with prescribed meds, but just thought I would pass this along in case you would like to think about it. Best wishes for a quick healing.,  Carlene, OK

1824 Swagbucks Code (12/10/2014 2:00:54 PM):  UglySweaters before 2pm PT/5pm ET for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

1825 Christmas card exchange (12/10/2014 2:28:17 PM):  Got my first Christmas card today from the RC exchange. Thanks, Adina. Looking forward to many more.,  June/AL

1827 Worse REGULAR gift that turned into a white elepha (12/10/2014 2:48:55 PM):  Just wondering what everyone's worse present that was meant as a regular (ie NOT a white elephant) present that turned into a white elephant gift? Our HANDS DOWN was one of those singing fish (remember he flapped around and sang "Don't Worry Be Happy") but what turned it into a white elephant gift was it had already been regifted TWICE! I found one tiny colored piece of Christmas paper on the bottom and a generic colored piece of wrapping paper on one of the corners of the box. I thought I should keep the tradition going and I left the other two pieces of paper PLUS a small sliver of the paper it was wrapped in when I opened it and gifted it ... but as a white elephant gift. Wonder how many colors of wrapping paper it has on it by now? hehehehe,  Sandy B., MO

1828 Michigan unemployment (12/10/2014 3:10:44 PM):  Hi all - can my fellow Michigananders help me? Today a friend lost her job. Actually, about 6 months ago she lost her full time job (she had worked for about 12 years). Then she was out of work for a couple weeks, then found another job (the one she just worked). It's been many years since I've had to file for unemployment, but it used to be that if a worker had unpaid weeks remaining for a past employer (even 2 or 3 employers before), that the employee could file to finish receiving those 2 or 3 weeks, then ALSO receive any new weeks they might be eligible for if their unemployment continues. Is this still the case? TIA,  Nancy B, MI

1829 need contact and glasses (12/10/2014 3:18:02 PM):  where can I get some eye contact and glasses at a not so high price my eye test at Walmart is going to be around $110.00 I have aarp card no insurance I USUALLY GET my contact from 1-800 contact any discount out there.,  sally tx

1831 Debbie, OR (12/10/2014 3:53:33 PM):  I had a dreadful night's sleep last night and while awake, I swear you came to mind. And then I saw your entry here this morning. How are you? How is your treatment going? While prayers continue, I wish you a joyous holiday season surrounded by loved ones.,  Marion, CA

1837 Shingles (12/10/2014 4:22:59 PM):  My DD (age 44) is slowly recovering from Shingles in the ear. She was in the hospital for 1 week. Her ear hurt, she went to her doctor, her ear was red and doctor thought ii was an irritation and prescribed an ointment. 2 days later her head hurt, she had severe dizziness, vomiting and her one side of the face drooped and she was put in hospital. Spinal tap fluid showed a trace of the virus in the brain. She was given anti-viral medication by IV which affected her kidney blood levels and had to go back on the oral medication. She's been home for about a month - has difficulty walking straight due to the dizziness and her facial features are getting better cheek doesn't feel as numb, she can open and close her eye easier and her mouth is not as droopy. She can't drive or ride in a car due to the dizziness. The 7th cranial facial nerve was damaged and doctor said she has a 50-50 chance of recovering completely. She will be going for hearing and eye tests soon. Her neurologist told her people in their 40's don't usually get shingles.,  Geri, IL

1839 Cute saying for Christmas (12/10/2014 4:40:36 PM):  I try to be creative with my kids' teachers each year, putting together useful gifts based on what I've found on sale throughout the year. I generally do about 15 gifts (I do all of the ancillary staff as well). Last year I did emergency car kits, with the prayer of St. Francis (it's a Catholic school) on a card and an assortment of items that would be useful if you were stuck somewhere (emergency blanket, towel, first aid kit, flashlight, bottle of water, hand sanitizer, chapstick, alcohol wipes, tissues, wet wipes), all in a small cooler bag. I did a cute saying "We three kids of SVF are…bearing gifts for when you traverse afar! We hope this Car Emergency Kit helps you be comfortable and safe wherever your journey takes you. Thank you for all you have done throughout the year for our children. Wishing you a peace-filled Christmas. This year I am doing a "sick" gift bag filled with full-sized and travel tissues, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, robitussin cough drops, advil, bandaids, and a few other items. Any thoughts on a cute phrase to go with it, or ideas for other inexpensive items I should include? It's not quite as overflowing as last year's bag, but I didn't find as many deals on those kinds of things! ,  Lisa, OH

1842 Recall Notice (12/10/2014 5:10:04 PM):  GCI Outdoor recalls to repair stadium seats due to risk of injury: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/GCI-Outdoor-Recalls-to-Repair-Stadium-Seats/Google Researcher

1845 Yankee Candle vs Slatkin from Bath and Body works (12/10/2014 5:32:18 PM):  Can anyone tell me if the three wick candles at Bath and Body works burn as long as the large traditional jar candle from Yankee Candle? Bath and Body people tried to tell me they do but I am not sure. I saw the great coupon. I did get candles 2/$22 with a 20%off coupon a couple of weeks ago. Someone told me to put them on a candle warmer. The problem is I had a glass one from Bath and Body works crack. Yankee candle doesn't recommend these candle warmers. Why do they even make them if you can't put a glass candle jar on them? I want to get the best value for my money and I am trying to be frugal and figure this out before I go shop.Thanks for your help girls! Laurie,  Laurie.Ohio

1848 Shongles (12/10/2014 5:50:10 PM):  All this shingles talk scares me. I had a bad case of the chickenpox when I was about 14. I do not want shingles! I am 61 and have been debating whether to get the shot. Am I still too young? They say over 60 should. Does it always work? Are there side effects? Pharmacist says no. I know they are pretty costly but my new and very expensive insurance will cover it. Any thoughts?,  Sue, MI

1850 Swagbucks Code (12/10/2014 5:57:33 PM):  BrightLights before 6pm PT/9pm ET for 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

1861 Kids! (12/10/2014 8:55:28 PM):  I stopped at my kids' school today to drop off my daughter's backpack, and ended up staying over 2 hours! My son's class was making gingerbread houses, and I helped another parent carry in the ingredients "on my way out". My son (11) asked me to stay and help. I debated - hadn't planned to, I'm not very artistically inclined, and I had planned to (finally!) get started organizing/wrapping Christmas gifts. I knew this was an opportunity I shouldn't pass up though, and stayed. My son thanked me tonight for staying, as it helped him with his confidence and he liked having me there.....definitely the right choice (and I still got a lot of wrapping and sorting done after!). I am trying hard to be mindful that the time goes quickly, and I should take all the opportunities I can to spend time with my kids, as I know the day will come when I will hear "you're not going to stay, are you?",  Lisa, OH

1864 State of Missouri retirement (12/10/2014 9:01:53 PM):  Looking for a site to help me determine if a family member is eligible for a retirement check from the State of Missouri. They were employed for seven years, years ago. They are now retirement age. They thought they had to have worked for ten years, but now not sure.,  Trying to help

1877 Victoria Secret (12/11/2014 6:21:24 AM):  Does anyone know the what the ratings for the 1 hour show?,  Want to know.

1878 All stores closing (12/11/2014 7:25:30 AM):  Delia's is shutting down it's distribution center in our general area in less that 60 days. 120 people will lose their jobs. The entire company is shutting down and closing all stores.,  Bob, PA

1884 Shoebox Shopper Alert (12/11/2014 7:49:04 AM):  Yep, we keep going. Walgreens has a coupon for the coloring/activity books 3/$1. These are the 5X7 inch ones. If you don't see them at your Walgreens ask the manager to order some. You'll need the coupon and the walgreen's shopping card. Reg. price is .59 each. Expires on Saturday, the 13th.,  Sharon in sunny MI

1886 Louise/Prank/Bump-Up (12/11/2014 8:17:55 AM):  That was funny! I am thinking what if you kept saying what, I can't hear you? Would they continue to talk louder?,  Janice/Ok

1887 A T& T (12/11/2014 8:25:09 AM):  My dh changed us to U-Verse. Not sure what the benefits are. But it caused us to be paying 2 phone bills now; one for U-verse and one for wireless cell phones. Seems like we were getting a new bill every few days. I like talking to a real person, but I saw where you could chat on line about your account. I have about two pages of dialogue that I printed off of our conversations. Not much of it made since and neither did the amounts. Anyway it has been about a month of confusion. I pay one bill; then I get a different one. I called to pay the Uverse on line and they said my balance was -0- though the statement said 50.42, so I thought I would just pay it and I would be ahead. They posted it to my cell phone bill. I get a cell phone bill for $80.00 plus and I call to pay it and they say I owe 50.00 something....see what I mean?? I asked the agent if a child was doing their billing. He finally said he could connect me with a person who could combine the accounts. Recently I was told by another agent they couldn't be combined. If I didn't get good cell phone signals, I would consider changing. BTW if you ever want to get an answer quickly with a company, don't call customer service. Call the number which they used to sell you something. They answer it quickly.,  Janice/Ok

1890 weather - stay safe (12/11/2014 9:04:11 AM):  Hopefully if you are in the bad weather areas (West or East) you stay safe today. We are in the calm before the storm, but I finally get to stay home for the day (yay!). Time to work on presents and clean the house.,  Heather, NV

1895 Gifthulk Engage (12/11/2014 9:24:04 AM):  I tried it this am. It is sort of like their gifthulk TV to me but quicker. Very easy way to add up extra points on this site. I don't see bonus points like tv had but they are quicker & easier to do. Also says unlimited. Really easy.,  Vicki, Va

1903 FOY Code (12/11/2014 11:12:10 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code 5ujno9tpd worth 36 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more. My luck changed Jill!,  Vicki,Va

1905 Need printer for iPad/iphone (12/11/2014 11:35:05 AM):  I am looking for a printer with AirPrint to use with my iPad and iPhone. I would like one that is a reasonable price and has good prices on ink. Any suggestions on brands or types? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,  Lisa, KY

1906 pop corn recipe (12/11/2014 11:45:51 AM):  I need a good recipe for some kind of caramel popcorn or some kind of popcorn with a flavor. It seems like years ago there was some way to make flavored popcorn with Kool-aid powder on it. Not sure how good that would of been. Just needing something different for a bake sale besides all the cookies, brownies, etc. ,  Lynn

1908 worst gift received (12/11/2014 12:29:26 PM):  The white elephant / regifting thread made me remember the worst gift we ever received. My MIL, now passed 10 years ago, loved to give gifts. And she gave us some good ones. But one year she was raving about DH's gift and that she was so excited about it. Hubby was about 37 or 38 at the time. So I couldn't wait to open them. They were a grandma and grandpa doll! She loved dolls, but really, why would she think her adult son w/four children would like a couple of dolls?! LOL,  Dianne in GA

1909 Swagbucks Code (12/11/2014 1:06:51 PM):  TWENTYFIVE worth 4 SB before 1pm PT/4pm ET!,  Melody, WA

1913 Louise, OH: (12/11/2014 1:48:58 PM):  I received your e-mail and tried to send you a reply, thanking you for the information, but Yahoo said my reply couldn't be sent. (Who knows why -- I just hit "reply".) So, thank you!,  Jane, CA

1914 01870/01864 URL (12/11/2014 2:03:55 PM):  http://oa.mo.gov/personnel/state-employees/employee-benefits/retirement-general-informationGoogle Researcher

1916 Colonoscopy (12/11/2014 3:02:16 PM):  I just wanted to thank everyone for their replies the other day to my post about colonoscopy. I just found it odd that they're performed in an office building. Seems like a surgical center or hospital would be more fitting for something do invasive. Anyway, thanks for the replies! ,  Nervous

1918 Zaba Research-Bob or anyone? (12/11/2014 3:21:12 PM):  I posted previously for my friend who's looking to find how to get phone numbers free and Zaba Research was recommended. This is what my friend sent me: Would you be kind enough to check with your friend who is an expert on ZabaSearch & find out if there is a set procedure to get the phone numbers free. I tried to find a Samantha A. (Boutin=maiden name) Manson in N.H. AND all I got was that she was around 45, lived in Golfstown and/or Manchester with a few relatives BUT no phone number. Trying to find this for my cousin, Michel. Any suggestions? Thanks,  Diane W. Ct.

1919 Christmas spirit (12/11/2014 5:26:49 PM):  Did a few errands, used my JCP coupons and then headed to WalMart to pick up a few things. Parked at lawn and garden and was coming through pharmacy area. Heard loud talking but sometimes it sounds like a crowd and it's only one or two people talking. Turns out there was a fight in Pharmacy b/c someone cut in line in front of someone! They called manager and took them both to the back. I didn't see it happen, but while I was looking at cough drops, heard someone discussing.,  Susan, LA

1923 Secret Shopper (12/11/2014 8:42:25 PM):  Are there any someone could recommend that are for things like movies theaters, fast food, etc. I signed up for Shadow Shopper on Swagbucks. At least I earned points from that, but to get on the list with lots of shops there is a monthly fee. You can be on a free list but there isn't anything available & I doubt there ever will be. ,  need free recommendations

1925 Puzzle (12/11/2014 9:32:20 PM):  I may have missed it, but did anyone post an answer to the puzzle? How about Santa Fe, New Mexico?,  MAC--WI

1926 Savings Bonds? (12/11/2014 11:18:24 PM):  Question about SSI Disability? I was called in for another interview, stating that the Dept of Treasury said I had cashed in some Savings Bonds. Had my meeting today and I was told the Dept of T. said in Aug 2014, I had cashed in 21 Savings Bonds to the tune of $13,000+. I'm shocked because it wasn't me. I have a single $50 EE bond worth $27.22 to date. SSI knew about that one. I'm not worried, since there is a mistake somewhere. I am signing a declaration that the bonds are not mine, SSI will send that into Dept of T. and they will pull the microfilm of the bonds. If Dept of T. goes strictly by SS #, then I could see a mistake made easily by fat fingering the input information. If it's name and SS #, I have no idea how that would get out. I guard it well. Only thing that bothers me is my Social Security number and possibly name is being used by someone, somewhere. Credit Sesame shows my Credit Score at 788, so far so good there. Any advice? I asked (I had the nicest woman today) Mrs. N if I could get in touch with Dept of T and she didn't think I could. We were included with Home Depot breech but that's pretty current. Savings Bonds cannot be cashed for 1 year after purchase. Scratching my head. Thanks for reading, it really helps to be able to talk/write about this.,  Melody, WA

1927 Lactose and gluten free meal replacement (12/12/2014 3:51:40 AM):  Hi, Looking for a drink mix lactose and gluten free. I have found some high cost items but they are not a possibility. Thanks.,  hb nj

1931 fungal infection-itch Upper body (12/12/2014 4:56:05 AM):  I went to the Doctor this week with an itch on my neck. He said it is a fungal infection but I do not have an active fungus. It affects the upper body-neck, shoulders, armpits, can affect private area. He suggested Selsum Blue shampoo to relieve the itch. Use daily for month then every other day. It is worse when you sweat. In the summer, he said it will cause white spots on the skin. When I got my oil change yesterday-there was a person who was familiar with it. She said it comes from yeast. Her boyfriend found powder helps. According to her, it is important to prevent sweat as sweat causes the itch to flare up. Doctor said there is not a cure. Anyone familiar with it. Any suggestions for what to do.,  Kim T, MD

1932 Verse Needed (12/12/2014 6:36:40 AM):  I made a set of recipe cards for someone special and am looking for a "recipe for living", the Bible cake recipe, etc. I've seen them many a time in church/organization cookbooks, but none of the ones I have on hand include such things. I'd love to have some of you RC folks share some of these gems. Thanks.,  Sue S., MN

1935 Needing entertaining gift ideas (12/12/2014 6:52:40 AM):  Looking for great ideas to entertain a girl age 5 who is staying at the hospital with her little brother. They have been there off and on for about 3 months. And looking to be there longer. Looking to buy her some entertaining things. Do they still make paper dolls? Games for her age? She likes princesses. Too young for word books? Any help appreciated.,  Penny in MO

1936 Did you ever? (12/12/2014 7:09:09 AM):  Did you ever buy a gift for someone, (a friend) with all good intentions and then decide the next day that it was a chintzy gift? Did you give it anyway with an apology, keep it, add something to it? I'm second guessing myself and I don't have time to do much more since it has to be sent soon. When I thought of it, I thought it was a good idea, now I'm not sure.....,  Meant well in MI

1939 Family Gift Ideas (12/12/2014 8:44:50 AM):  I need a family gift idea. This is for a young couple with 3 boys ages 1, 5 & 7. Last year we did a couple of family friendly movies, microwave popcorn & a few boxes of theater candy. Stumped for this year - any ideas? TIA,  Gift Giver

1940 Coke Rewards (12/12/2014 9:00:04 AM):  Are the gift cards limited to one card from a business per address? In other words, can I order more than 1 gift card from Best Buy? Has anyone done this before? Thx,  Susan, LA

1942 scam - www.mundohi-fi.com (12/12/2014 9:21:56 AM):  I know this is a scam, but I just got an interesting email from info@mundohi-fi.com. It says I placed an order: Outright Purchase: 6870 US Dollars !!! I am supposed to click the invoice (attachment) to see more deals. No, thank you. I will be marking it as Junk and ignoring it.,  heather, NV

1943 Surfing Lake Tahoe (12/12/2014 9:42:34 AM):  It was so windy yesterday that people were actually surfing on Lake Tahoe!! (If you haven't seen it you could Google since it has been all over the news, etc.) We survived the wind (had a gust over 90 miles per hour), but power poles broke, large trees uprooted, etc. Pepper (the Golden Retriever) hated the noises inside the house (beeping when power would go off/on, creaking of the house, etc) and thought she wanted to stay in her dog house or run around the yard. I had to go out multiple times and leash her up so I could get her back in the house. I am so glad we only get storms like that every 5+ years.,  Heather, NV

1946 Flying today (12/12/2014 9:46:12 AM):  Prayers and positive thoughts, please. We're flying today and I absolutely HATE to fly! Thank you in advance!,  Shanna, CA

1965 cousins (12/12/2014 11:57:47 AM):  If someone is my 2nd cousin, what are they to my grandson? ,  ****

1971 induction cookware (12/12/2014 12:55:10 PM):  BB&B clearance area had Nuwave induction cooktop half price because the bonus skillet was missing. $49.99 and the 20% coupon and I decided i wanted it for Christmas. Now I have to get at least a pan I can use on it. I've been looking on the internet for cookware and I see mostly sets and expensive pans. Any suggestions for where to buy. I'll check garage sales and thrift stores but I'm not optimistic as its new on the market,  me

1972 induction cookware (12/12/2014 12:55:18 PM):  BB&B clearance area had Nuwave induction cooktop half price because the bonus skillet was missing. $49.99 and the 20% coupon and I decided i wanted it for Christmas. Now I have to get at least a pan I can use on it. I've been looking on the internet for cookware and I see mostly sets and expensive pans. Any suggestions for where to buy. I'll check garage sales and thrift stores but I'm not optimistic as its new on the market,  me

1985 A Christmas poem (12/12/2014 2:33:29 PM):  This has been around, but is very touching. (Have a box of tissues handy.) http://tinyurl.com/pbc5d9rBob, PA

1994 Ibotta (12/12/2014 5:50:43 PM):  I think I need directions written like I am 5. I have the app on Iphone, stores would be Kroger & Walmart. I found things I would buy so I played the video, answered a poll or whatever else it was for .25 to $1.00. Did I need to do that before or after I buy the product? I just find what I want to buy, buy it, scan the UPC & the receipt & somewhere down the line they put money in some account? ,  kinda lost

1999 Nuwave cooktop (12/12/2014 7:19:56 PM):  I have a nuwave cooktop and just wanted to let you all know that any cookware that is magnetic will work on it! I have stainless steel cookware I've used for over 30 yr. and they are magnetized. Cast iron cookware is magnetized. If in doubt, get a small magnet and test your cookware. I would even suggest taking a magnet to a store and checking different cookware. You don't have to use the Nuwave cookware is what I'm saying, they would just let you believe you need their expensive stuff....JMHO...As always....,  Marian/MO

2000 Recall Notice (12/12/2014 8:20:58 PM):  Bicycle helmets recalled by UVEX Sports due to risk of head injury: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Bicycle-Helmets-Recalled-by-UVEX-Sports/Google Researcher

2003 Round Rock, Texas (12/12/2014 8:33:11 PM):  Is anyone familiar with this city? I could use some help with what restaurants, etc. are in the area. I can search, but I'm hoping someone has firsthand information. Thanks,  Amy J, OH

2004 cat (12/12/2014 8:43:56 PM):  Our family cat had an accident what is a good remedy for removing the smell thanks,  Kathy tesini ma

2007 Beautiful pet poem (12/12/2014 9:22:46 PM):  This is beautiful....as many of you know, we had to put our dog Master down over the summer. We will probably get another dog this spring. Although it is hard to think about because Master was such an amazing gift, this is a beautiful poem that encourages those of us who have lost a beloved pet to think about all we have to offer (says dog, but could certainly apply to many types of animals!). I know many have gone through the same pain our family has. It hurts so much because we loved our animal(s), and they loved us too. A DOG’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT If you have ever owned a pet, you know the special place they hold in your heart. Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, and give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask... To a poor and lonely stray I’d give: My happy home, My bowl, My cozy bed, My soft pillows and all my toys, The lap which I loved so much, The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice which spoke my name, I’d will to the sad scared shelter dog the place I had in my human’s heart, of which there seemed no bounds. So when I die please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.” Instead go find an unloved dog; one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to him. This is the only thing I can give...the love I left behind. ~ Author Unknown,  Lisa, OH

2011 Crockpot ham (12/12/2014 10:20:18 PM):  I would like to cook a ham in my crockpot for Christmas to save space in the oven. Just not sure the best way to cook it. I have heard you can wrap ham in foil and pour a can of 7 up in the crock and cook for ??? Love to hear from others who have cooked a ham in the crock pot. Thank you. Sharon ,  Sharon W/WI

2012 Card of encouragement and/or Christmas Cards (12/12/2014 10:20:25 PM):  Hi all, I got a very important message tonight that Deb Garfoot is in a nursing home and is terminally ill. She wants to tell others "how much she appreciated all the years they answered her Ads. friendships she made over the years etc.". Sharon Serles asked Deb if she needed anything and Deb told her she needed, " HOPE & PRAYERS!". Let's all send her a card of encouragement and/or a Christmas card. Here is her info: Deb Garfoot, 603 Second Street, Piqua, Ohio, 45356. Prayers for you and your family, Deb!,  Sandy B., MO

2014 Duckduckgo (12/12/2014 11:15:27 PM):  Has anyone heard or used a search engine called duckduckgo? Any opinions?,  Ann

2015 Fell (12/12/2014 11:41:04 PM):  Need prayer, fell a week ago Tuesday, bruised a lot,i was getting out of car with groceries and lost balance or dizzy(?) it was night and couldn't get up, called for help from neighbors know ,one heard,after lying their for awhile by the Grace of God I was able to pull yself up and get in house I live alone, hurt a lot two days later,nothing broke,since this happened I've been afraid to go anywhere,need two get out do shopping, also haven't even got my Christmas Cards or stamps, so hope you will forgive me if you get it late,but really need prayer. Merry Christmas and Happy Hollidays to you all. Sandy C Oh,  Sandy C Oh

2016 Awesome!! (12/13/2014 5:30:28 AM):  This is really nice! http://tinyurl.com/q9ms6n8Beth, MA

2017 HAPPY BITHDAY YVONNE! (12/13/2014 6:01:19 AM):  Happy Happy Birthday to Yvonne, LA. I hope you have a wonderful day my friend!,  Susan TX

2021 Amazing Race (12/13/2014 7:40:43 AM):  Who is gone now? ,  Lynn

2033 Gas prices (12/13/2014 9:06:35 AM):  Sam's and Costco at 1.89. I saw 2.25 at Mobil station yesterday.,  Susan, LA

2046 George (12/13/2014 11:10:17 AM):  Very happy to hear that he's doing well.,  Theresa, PA

2049 Lyme Disease (12/13/2014 12:01:39 PM):  Does anyone have Lyme Disease? Was just diagnosed and go to the doctor Monday. It has been almost 2.5 years trying to figure this out, but I finally have an answer....and lots of medical bills and useless doctors leading up to that answer.,  Feeling Hopeful

2050 Packing a grilling gift (12/13/2014 12:17:07 PM):  My nephew is the grilling, smoking fanatic in our house, He loves to prepare all kinds of meat, fish, fowl in a variety of ways, including smoking. I've gotten him 3 bags of different flavored wood smoking chips. And would like to add some packets or bottles of marinades into the mix. What would be a good way to package that gift? Should I also include a pair of B-B-Q mitts for him to wear when he's tending his smoker or B-B-Q grill?,  Virginia Ann S VA

2051 suggestion for using rewards money (12/13/2014 1:34:20 PM):  I'm signed up for Staples Rewards & had $10 in Rewards money to use by the end of this month. Otherwise, I'd lose them. I didn't need anything else right now. When my not so old desktop computer crashed in late September, I borrowed my nephew's laptop to search online for a good deal on another desktop. I live rural & am not near major office supply stores like Office Depot, Staples or even Best Buy. I found a good deal on an HP desktop with Windows 8.1 OS. I signed up for Staples Rewards before making the purchase so I'd get rewards for buying it. Also went through ebates first for its rebate. I wanted to print out the order confirmation page from Staples Website. My nephew brought in his old All-in-One printer/fax machine so I could print out that page. His old machine chose that moment to say 'Hasta Lavista, I'm outta here!" He couldn't make it work! he doesn't print as much as I do. I kept looking online for another All-in-One printer/fax machine that was reasonable cost for him. But wasn't finding anything useful online. A poster here recently mentioned that Staples had a special buy on an HP All-in=One printer for less than $20. It didn't fax. But by the time I learned about it, Staples Website was already sold out of that model. This week, Staples had more All-in-One printers on sale at up to 50% off. I saw 2 HP models that could also fax. They were both under $100. I showed my nephew those 2 models. Said I'd use the $10 rewards to further cut the cost for him, plus go through ebates first for its rebate. He chose the model he preferred. I ordered online 12/11. It came yesterday afternoon! It's a wireless printer/fax machine. He is one happy camper thanks to my savvy shopping! So if you have rewards money to spend, but don't need anything yourself, think of others in your family who might need something you can put the money on. That's less money they'll owe you for buying it! I know you don't earn rewards money on rewards money you use to help pay for purchases at Staples. But don't you still earn rewards money on the remaining cost of the purchase at Staples?,  Virginia Ann S VA

2053 Correct NEW address (12/13/2014 2:04:08 PM):  I now realize that I have made an error in my NEW address. It should read as follows: CouponWizard@ HeilandMail.Com. Sorry if anyone's E Mail was returned because I forgot to include MAIL in my address. Dorothy Heiland ,  Dorothy Heiland IL

2058 Coke Rewards (12/13/2014 2:41:07 PM):  Does anyone know if your Coke/Beta "status" will start over again in the new year? It seems like they are going to want you to tweet or use facebook to further advertising of their products. IF you are already at Gold status, I can't see going through all this hoops.,  Anne S. NY

2064 LL Bean code (12/13/2014 4:01:44 PM):  If anyone has an LL Bean code for $10 dollars off your order with no minimum that they don't need, would you please email me at Laffingrl at juno dot com ? Thanks very much !,  Annmarie C.,NY

2067 treats for neighbors? (12/13/2014 4:21:49 PM):  In 2009 I copied a couple of recipes off here (Coconut Bonbons and Lemon Icebox Sandwiches - which usually get eaten before I get them made into sandwiches) and I make them every year for the neighbors and some friends (small bags). Anyone willing to share another recipe? And, if you want either of these posted let me know (Jada in GA is the one who first posted them).,  Heather, NV

2073 Buying shoes for men. (12/13/2014 6:27:39 PM):  OK, we bought my DH a pair of Crocs and a pair of dress shoes Thursday. He has worn the Crocs ever since then indoors and now tells me they are too small. He tried these Crocs on in the store and said they were fine. I told him he has to walk over rugs with the dress shoes on for 30 minutes tomorrow AM before he can wear them to church to be sure he doesn't say they don't fit. This has happened so many times. Do any other men do this!,  Nancy, LA

2076 Funny story (12/13/2014 6:55:37 PM):  This is from a friend's Facebook page - thought it too cute not to share! My kids thought it was hilarious too! Elle is my friend's daughter, and Owen is her son. "We just received a Christmas card from Aunt XX and I let Elle open it. She asked me what it said and I read the card to her. She promptly burst into tears. I was perplexed and asked her what was wrong. She said, "Why is that card for everyone 'cept me?" The card said "Noel" on the front. Poor girl! I remember last year when Owen was singing "Noel" at the dinner table and she started singing "No Owen".",  Lisa, OH

2081 TERRIFIC robe, good price! (12/13/2014 11:40:31 PM):  I'm putting this on Off Topic also, because it is such a great deal, thought someone might find it useful. I needed a new robe, and I found a very reasonably priced one at Amazon. It is fleece, very warm, zips, large patch pockets, just everything I wanted in a robe. It is also $39.99, which is a fantastic price for such a QUALITY item! It runs very large; I usually take a Large size in most Lands Ends garments, so I ordered the L/XL size. It was huge!! So I ordered the Small/Medium, which is a good fit, still roomy enough for a robe, but much better than the first one (I am 5'6", and it reaches the top of my foot)! I got the purple one, it's a beautiful color, and the fabric is thick and plush. I've been watching the Amazon page for this, and boy, is it popular! Alexander Del Rossa is the brand, and Amazon sells several robes in that brand, and they all have terrific ratings. I would definitely recommend this brand, because this was such an excellent purchase, and I am really going to enjoy it with the long cold winter to come! I would suggest, if anyone is interested, it does run very large, so take that into account when considering the size. http://tinyurl.com/lg87tab It also has free returns at Amazon. The colors come and go in various sizes, just keep looking if you are interested, the inventory seems to change often.,  Milly MN

2085 Parade magazine (12/14/2014 7:32:01 AM):  I subscribe to 2 papers. One of the Parade magazines had a section with a 20% off BBB and the other one had a different section without it. I thought they had stopped having different ones some time ago,  me

2089 Puzzle (12/14/2014 9:58:15 AM):  Last week's challenge: Take the phrase "a few Texans come in." Rearrange these letters to name a geographical place. What is it? Answer: Santa Fe, New Mexico Next week's challenge: Think of a common exclamation in four letters. Move the last letter to the start, and then add a new letter to the end, to get another well-known exclamation. What is it?,  MAC--WI

2092 Vicky Neale (12/14/2014 11:15:21 AM):  YOU ARE AWESOME! Thank you. LOVED the pic. I didn't realize printing from Facebook could give such a crisp pic. Thank you, again. You made my week!!!!,  Sandy B., MO

2095 Bob PA (12/14/2014 12:22:31 PM):  I got the Samsung Galaxy 4 tab/Nook and need to install a security program preferable free. Any suggestions are appreciated. ,  Vera MI

2100 Michele (12/14/2014 1:24:59 PM):  Just now reading the update on George (on Michele's Updates, posted yesterday). Wonderful news!,  Lynn

2105 Great Day (12/14/2014 4:12:55 PM):  Weather was sunny & bright today and with gas being down so low there was a lot of people out & about. Hubby & I noticed about 8 classic cars out today. We spent a wonderful 40th anniversary with each other today.,  Vicki,Va

2110 FOY Code (12/14/2014 5:29:55 PM):  gcnu4sulw for 31 points for one more.,  Vicki, Va

2111 picture hosting (12/14/2014 5:52:14 PM):  I'm not sure if that is the correct term, but does anyone have a recommendation for a user friendly picture hosting site. I have about 40-50 pictures that I would like to share with some family members. I don't want them to have to subscribe to anything in order to view the pictures. It would be ideal if there was a link to my pictures and they would only have to click on the link. Thanks so much.,  Helen in Va

2115 gas prices (12/14/2014 6:41:20 PM):  $2.29 at the Walmart on the way to church today.,  JudyB LA

2116 Christmas Crunch (12/14/2014 6:41:46 PM):  Is the almond bark chocolate or white chocolate?,  Thanks

2117 today (12/14/2014 6:42:38 PM):  An ice cream truck went up my street today! In December! Only here would that happen,  JudyB LA

2124 LG washer hoses? (12/14/2014 7:54:34 PM):  If you bought an LG (front loader) washer did it come with the water hoses? When I ordered ours I could not buy hoses (not an option) and when I went into Home Depot it said it came with hoses. Well, when it was delivered the guy said it didn't come with hoses. I was just looking at the book and it says to 'Only use the LG water hoses that come with the unit' - huh? I guess I call LG and Home Depot tomorrow.,  Heather, NV

2131 Bed Bath and Beyond Returns (12/14/2014 9:20:11 PM):  Does anyone know how many returns you can make if you do not have a receipt. I lost two receipts in the fall and had to return the items. I just received a coffee pot I won't be using and I don't want the person to know I am not keeping it so I can't ask them for a receipt and I didn't get a gift receipt. Thank You,  Laurie, OHio

2134 Thanks for the cards (12/15/2014 2:25:47 AM):  my parents have rec'd from RC'ers. (Ralph & Sequel Hadaway) I thought I'd post an update on my Dad. He fell Wed. after I took him to the dr. It was his 6th fall in recent weeks. He's been to the ER several times to be checked out and is always fine. I was just in the ER with him after a fall 9 days ago. Apparently tho this time he fractured his hip. He has pneumonia. THey came in Friday night (he and mom are in a Memory Care Unit - he has Alz. and Mom Dementia) to take a chest xray to check on the pneumonia and found out he had fractured the hip then. He had surgery Sunday and it went well. They did a partial hip replacement. They think he will go to rehab after that. I have taped up their cards on the back of the door for them to enjoy. I don't know if this is all but wanted to thank Adina Hammond, Ruth Brown, The Baratti's from Calif. and Ann McClure in ME for the cards, tuck-ins. Mom and I opened the one from Ann in ME and she loved the the bookmark/little card that says Jesus Loves Me! Thank you all.,  Donna A./GA

2136 Glucose monitors (12/15/2014 5:57:50 AM):  I don't remember who was looking for the information, but someone was looking for deals on glucose monitors for their daughter to periodically monitor her blood sugar. Kroger sells their brand glucose monitor for $4 and also the glucose test strips for $4 for 25 of them. I have also bought the lancets from Kroger when they were on sale 10/$10. ,  Amy J, OH

2138 Christmas Games? (12/15/2014 7:29:45 AM):  Hi our family loves to play games at Christmas. Any ideas? We like short ones so that way we can play alot of them. TIA,  Marcy, IN

2143 Blessing (12/15/2014 8:34:22 AM):  Sat. our ladies group went to the local nursing home for their annual shopping spree. We collect donations from our members and we purchase items so the residents can shop for themselves or family. This year most shopped for themselves. We started at 9 a.m. and was finished before 10 this time. They really enjoyed themselves and had a hard time deciding on what they wanted. The each got about 3 gifts. Also, we voted in our new pastor last night. ,  Janice/Ok

2146 Janice, OK-church (12/15/2014 10:05:55 AM):  Good luck with the new pastor. Not attaching this to your "blessing" post b/c I didn't want to take away from that. We are still having issues. The latest was at a meeting to nominate members who we feel may be interested in serving in various capacities. The nominee for Treasurer served briefly as church secretary but gave it up due to differences with the pastor and his attitude. (These are all non-paid positions.) She is a very easy-going lady; I've known her for 15 years or so. The reason she gave was that she had 2 part-time jobs and c/n handle it all, but she really didn't want to tell him that it was because of him. When she was nominated for Treasurer, I said that I thought they should have an alternate in mind due to the fact that she gave up Secretary b/c she was overloaded. Pastor said that she gave it up because of "personality issues and I will tell you that it was not with ME; it was b/c she had problems with someone else, someone who likes to give orders". I was floored, first of all that he would feel it was appropriate to make that type of comment. Second, while the person that he was hinting about is a Type A personality, these 2 ladies have never had a problem before. She did agree to take on this job, as long as it can be done from home and she does not have to come to the church, which I'm sure makes him really believe that she has problems with the other lady. This is the 2nd time that he has made reference to something this lady has said, and both statements were made when she was not there to rebutt and both were untrue. It really disturbs me that a pastor would say something that about someone that is NOT true. Or could he possibly believe, in his mind, that this really happened? I didn't return my pledge card since I'm not sure where 2015 will take me. I plan to continue to give the same amt. that I previously did, but just don't want to committ and then have to leave. I got a standard follow-up letter, with some personalization (including that they missed me on Sunday, which was spelled WRONG). Wanted to know if there was some concern about 2015 or some personal issues (meaning financial, I guess) that prevents me from pledging. I want to meet with him and discuss my feelings but certainly don't want to do it with just the 2 of us b/c I don't want to give him the opportunity to turn what I said around. I really want to say, "I don't LIKE you or the direction you are taking us in & I'm not sure I'll be here next year." Guess I can say that, but more diplomatically. ,  Susan, LA

2150 Irazoo Treasure Code (12/15/2014 10:56:30 AM):  matomydoubledown Expires: 12/22/2014 9:25 AM ES, worth 30 points..,  Melody, WA

2152 ChristmaS Crack Recipe (12/15/2014 11:03:47 AM):  go to Mommyskitchen.net and search for Saltine Candy or Christmas Crack. You can also use Keebler cackers. The site has photos and instructions on making this little treat. It freezes well and is addicting.,  DEB CT

2153 Puzzle (12/15/2014 11:24:44 AM):  Mac -- Thanks for posting the puzzle! Gina -- I'm wondering what you came up with. My words were: alas, darn, dang, egad and gosh, none of them worked.,  Alice Dodge, OR

2156 Sharon W/WI (12/15/2014 12:04:18 PM):  Just noticed you answered my questions about Ibotta. I got it, it all makes sense & yes, I will love Ibotta. Thank you for helping me.,  not lost now

2157 Tanner/Yeah! US Mail (12/15/2014 12:07:08 PM):  I sent Tanner's Christmas Pkg last Tuesday. He has already gotten it! Hey Bob! What did you say it was called when the Dad get's to come home on the ship from Hawaii to San Diego? I think my grandson is going to get to go also.,  Janice/Ok

2160 will and advanced dir's software? (12/15/2014 1:13:48 PM):  My elderly parents don't have a will or any advanced directives set up. I know this is going to end up being my project to help them with this, even though I have 3 older siblings. My parents are kind of poor - they live in FL. They own a small condo and have a little savings. I would like to know if anyone has experience with any of the do-it-urself Will/estate Document SOFTWARE kits like Suze Orman used to have out. That one is no longer sold. Any recommendations? Thank you.,  appreciateit

2168 Church (12/15/2014 3:37:11 PM):  One final church story today. I may have mentioned that we have had a young woman worship with us for the past 6 or 8 weeks. She is schizophrenic, probably mid-30's. One Sunday (I was not there) she said she was the owner of a local hospital and they provided excellent care. I thought the owner really was there until they explained. The next Sunday after a Hispanic member who is a trustee, reported that our new fridge w/b delivered in a few days, she raised her hand and said "I forgot, we should also pray for Mexicans." We all cringed. I don't know how our pastor stood up front and listened as diplomatically as he did. The last few times, she has been asking to pray for the animals so they don't run in the street and get killed. Yesterday, she asked for prayer for dolphins b/c they are mammals. We had our fellowship meal immediately afterward. After it was over, a lady came up and said that the lady had given her a gift and asked if I wanted it. Sight unseen, I said No thx. She opened her hand and it was a form of birth control that you buy from a gas station vending machine! My goodness. The funny part is this lady is probably 70 years old. She said, "I don't remember them being that small, but maybe it's been a few years since I've actually seen one." I cracked up!,  Susan, LA

2169 tiger cruise (12/15/2014 4:08:17 PM):  When my son was in the Navy 10 years ago we got to do a tiger cruise, we went from Vancover B. C. to the navy ase in Everett Wa. aboard the air craft carrier USS Abe Lincoln. It was a full day with tours and lunch. It was quite fun .However I could understand my son wanting off the ship whenever he could. I was able to send him his mountain bike by usps to the ship also he had a place to store it .He was able to ride all over the world with it.,  laura g ca

2170 Baptism (12/15/2014 4:09:44 PM):  2 of our grandkids are getting baptized this weekend. Is it customary to give a gift? Our daughter in law said no gifts necessary. They already have bibles, so what would be appropriate if so? Thanks. ,  Katie

2172 Bones (12/15/2014 4:27:04 PM):  Due to having to move and everything else going on I missed a bunch of my favorite show, Bones. Is there a place online where I can find out what happened? At the end of the last season they had Booth handcuffed in a hospital bed- how did he get out of that? How did Sweets die? I hate having missed all this. Is there a DVD set or something to tell me these answers, or is it too new? Any help appreciated! ,  Diane D

2179 Bunion surgery (12/15/2014 5:40:53 PM):  I went to a surgeon today to discuss bunion surgery - for the procedure he said he would need to do it would require a 3 week/ off the feet, a 5 week cast, and no driving for up to 12 weeks! YIKES! He suggested looking into some wide toe box shoes and maybe that would alleviate the pain I have without having the surgery. Anyone had this surgery done? Can you recommend some shoes that are reasonably priced? I know I need to go try some on. He even suggested going to a cobbler to have shoes stretched? Have you had that done? ANY input would be appreciated - thanks!,  Bunion foot

2183 Xtra scentsations laundry soap (12/15/2014 6:32:43 PM):  Bought at CVS today with their coupon so paid either $1 or .99. Thought the bottle was light, opened the cap and the liquid is barely up to the :"save 60%" banner across the front. Opened 2 more on the shelf, same thing. Then I see it is 45 ounces so have to assume they have continued with the same size bottles, yet cut the amount inside. I emailed Church and Dwight over this tactic, as well as how wasteful it is for the size of the bottle vs. the product inside. Another example of downsizing and continuing to fool the consumer. I have also noticed fabric softener sheets do not fill the box either, there is typically at least an inch of space inside!,  Faye

2189 Using credit card online (12/15/2014 7:16:10 PM):  We are traveling and staying at a hotel and I am using the free hotel internet. If I want to order from a website and they say "use their secure ordering page" is it safe to enter my credit card information or can someone steal my information while I am using the hotel internet? I only order from home where I know my connection is secure, but I wanted to order some Christmas items.,  Judy B IL

2190 Monitor kids cell phones (12/15/2014 7:24:51 PM):  Is anyone familiar with a way to receive text messages that are sent/received on kids phones? I had learned about a service like this a few years back but I no longer have the information. Any information would be helpful!,  Mom of teens, MI

2198 JCP & $10 coupon (12/16/2014 12:50:34 AM):  Someone was asking the other day about $1 or $2 items so they could get to $10 (so it was free). Check the clearance racks. I found a short sleeve sweater for me and two t-shirts for college aged DD for $0.97 each! I also found two long tank tops for $2.99 each. ,  Heather, NV

2199 Kohls and swimsuits (12/16/2014 12:52:57 AM):  I received my Kohl's package today. I got the $4.00 tankini tops (regular $40). One fits wonderfully and will be kept for when we go away in the spring (and hopefully go somewhere warm with a pool, etc). The other one (halter top) works, but I think I will keep it for wearing in the hot tub at home. DH's swim trunks are wrapped and under the tree.,  Heather, NV

2200 Wills/estate software kits? (12/16/2014 1:23:02 AM):  Reposting this, as I could use some guidance. My elderly parents don't have a will or any advanced directives set up. I know this is going to end up being my project to help them with this, even though I have 3 older siblings. My parents are kind of poor - they live in FL. They own a small condo and have a little savings. I would like to know if anyone has experience with any of the do-it-urself Will/estate Document SOFTWARE kits like Suze Orman used to have out. That one is no longer sold. Any recommendations? Thank you in advance!,  appreciateit

2201 change (12/16/2014 1:39:05 AM):  Thankyou everyone for your prayers of support since my fall, got out a little today, drive thru sandwich,back home, planning on going tomorrow to get Haircut,cards,etc.as much as I can HANDLE and back home ,Please Pray, will be working on cards,this week. God Bless you all.Praying for your Healing,Peace and Love to you and yours. Sandy C Oh,  Sandy C Oh

2204 Christmas gift help (12/16/2014 7:01:12 AM):  I ask this every year, but this year I'm way behind schedule for a number of reasons. I need some suggestions for what to do for the aunts/mom. I need to do it 7 times. I don't have time to be very creative because I need it on Sunday. Ages are 57 to 71. We already spend a lot of time together. Everyone has enough wine glasses and coffee cups and bath stuff (there is an uncle/aunt who gives us each a lifetime supply of shower gel, etc. on our birthdays. I'm guessing they think we stink? lol). No one needs another knickknack. I wanted to do the cookbook of family recipes, but I don't have time to do it before Sunday (and I don't have access to my supplies, which is another reason I'm behind schedule, but that's a whole 'nother conversation). One year based on a suggestion from here (I think from Gina?) I did a small bottle of wine with 2 wine glasses and an old movie and a large chocolate bar. They did like that, but actually enjoyed the movies more than the rest of it. I have done a reusable bag with hot cocoa, fuzzy socks, and a fleece blanket. Last year I was not creative at all and did a bottle of Trader Joe's wine and a box of TJ's chocolates. Not all of them enjoy going to the movies so movie tickets are out. Services are out because there are enough grandkids to take care of snow shoveling, etc. Most interests are completely different, although they do all enjoy wine (some of it), chocolate, travel, and laughter. They also all like cute earrings to match the season/occasion/outfit. So far, all I'm coming up with is a gift box of matching earrings/bracelet/necklace, whatever (although I usually get the same thing for myself and I wrap absolutely NOTHING around my neck). Thanks for any suggestions. I'm truly at a loss this year with all things Christmas for some reason. ,  Amy J, OH

2205 Saying for Christmas (12/16/2014 7:02:29 AM):  Thank you Gina! This is what I ended up doing for the teachers gift with various "in case you're sick" items: Hope the Christmas gift you'll find in here is the most useless gift you'll get this year. Wishing you health and happiness in the New Year (but preparing you in case you don’t get it!). On the other side I put (to the tune of "Here Comes Santa Claus": Here come the (last name) kids Here come the (last name) kids Right down SVF lane Evan and Alex and Katie like reindeer, hoping it doesn’t rain Bells are ringin’, children singin’ All is Merry and Bright Don’t hang your head, but say your prayers, ‘Cause everything will be all right! Here come the (last name) kids Here come the (last name) kids Right down SVF lane They’ve got a bag that’s filled with goodies, hoping to keep you healthy and sane. Peace on Earth will come to all if we just follow the light So let’s give thanks to the Lord above ‘Cause everything will be all right! The teachers we've given them to so far think they are cute. I like them because they are creative, useful, and not too expensive to put together with deals (though without deals they would add up quickly!). SVF is their (Catholic) school, so saying prayer is not taboo :). I also included a prayer for healing (there is apparently not a patron saint of general sickness/health - there are lots of individual ones for various types of illnesses!). ,  Lisa, OH

2210 Murders everywhere (12/16/2014 8:49:08 AM):  There were murders by the Taliban this morning at a Pakistani school which many soldier's children attended. There were many children killed. In Pennsylvania a man killed his wife and 5 of his in-laws. How horrible, everyday people are dying needlessly. Reminded me of II Chronicles 7:14 again.,  Janice/Ok

2215 Bunions-bumping up (12/16/2014 9:00:51 AM):  Had a thought just now when reading some of the other posts. Since you have to try shoes on (don't we all), have you looked at Zappos online? They offer free shipping BOTH ways. So you can order several pairs in different sizes and return for free. Only thing is, it takes about 3 weeks to receive your credit so you have to have some cash to "play with". I've ordered from them before and was pleased. I wanted a plain pair of black pumps--pretty low heel. Wanted a wide toe-box but have narrow foot. David Tate Supreme worked very well, and was lucky enough to get narrow (in very limited supply, naturally). I ordered Narrow but had to return and get Slender. ,  Susan, LA

2216 Zulily/Shutterfly (12/16/2014 9:02:40 AM):  Zulily has 3 sizes of Shutterfly photo books today. From what I can tell, they are cheaper than Shutterfly site. Of course, you can't be in any hurry for them. Ordered several things in one order from Zulily mid-November and still waiting on 2 of them. But at least those items are for me; the gift item came late last week. I was sweating that one.,  Susan, LA

2225 Good morning America (12/16/2014 11:31:01 AM):  Can anyone tell me what the deals and steals for December 15 2014 were I can't find them on the web thanks,  Kathy tesini ma

2228 2015 calendars----is (12/16/2014 12:08:54 PM):  any business giving new calendars? I refuse to pay $9.99 for them and have some January appointments I need to record,  Member

2230 New York City hotels (12/16/2014 12:38:09 PM):  Can anyone recommend nice, safe hotels in New York City for early April? Wish to visit nieces in Brooklyn, and sight see and shop. I know they're pricey, and am more concerned with quality and comfort over economy. Are the weekend prices higher, lower, same? ,  Grace Basham, CA

2234 Holiday Swag Code ExtravaDazzle! (12/16/2014 2:12:37 PM):  http://blog.swagbucks.com/2014/12/its-our-holiday-swag-code-extravadazzle.html Happening tomorrow the 17th, starting at 7 AM PST. Worth 35 in SB codes. That means our goals will be higher tomorrow.,  Melody, WA

2238 fudge recipe (12/16/2014 2:53:16 PM):  Looking for a fudge recipe that will be smooth and not grainy that you or a friend has made and is good. I can google so do not need just a link unless it is one you have made. I just threw out my last batch and only needed one more to fill Christmas goody plates. Thanks so much. ,  MO

2240 Time flies (12/16/2014 4:01:33 PM):  My babies turn 18 today. I can't believe that 18 years has gone by so fast. I remember have two little bundles of blue in my lap as I left the hospital. Then remember being more sleep deprived than ever in my life when I had 3 week old colicky twins and a 2 year old. Oh my!!! It's been a wild ride for sure!!,  Susan, SC

2246 Swagbucks Code (12/16/2014 5:00:04 PM):  SBCelebrates for 2 SB before 5pm PT/8pm ET,  Melody, WA

2252 Recall Notice (12/16/2014 6:09:06 PM):  WindowTex recalls custom roller shades due to risk of injury: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/WindowTex-Recalls-Custom-Roller-Shades/Google Researcher

2258 Do not call list (12/16/2014 7:04:05 PM):  How do you report someone that keeps calling? We are on the do not call list and have asked them to stop.,  Linda S Ca

2261 custard pie (12/16/2014 7:29:33 PM):  Anybody out there know how to make a Egg Custard Pie have anybody heard of it is it a lot of cooking or work Someone want me to make this I never heard of a Egg Custard Pie.,  sally tx

2264 Prayers (12/16/2014 7:59:40 PM):  needed for a young girl who just got a horrible diagnosis.She is 18, niece of a friend of mine. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor about a month ago and this week was told all she has is one month to live! I sure hope the drs are wrong. Such devastating news for her and her family.I don't know how her parents can take news like that. Please pray for Sarah!,  Sue P., CT

2267 Someone in my house (12/16/2014 8:05:40 PM):  This is too funny, although it wasn't funny as thoughts were racing through my mind. I had gone out tonight and came home about 8:00. I left my kitchen light on and also the TV in the den, just b/c of the time of year that it is. I remembered leaving the light on, but forgot about the TV. As I pulled in the garage and dropped the door, I saw "someone" walking across my den. I panicked and was thinking that I have to get the door back up and get out of here before they come in the garage b/c surely they heard the door going up. About that time, I realized that it was the TV. Stupid!,  Susan, LA

2270 Pinterest & present suggestions (12/16/2014 8:46:51 PM):  DH and DD are asking for ideas from me. DD just suggested I make a secret Pinterest board and invite her. Then only the two of us can see the ideas. I just posted four things. Like I just told her they are not just Christmas present ideas so I will use it as a running wish for birthday, etc. I like this idea! I should make another one for her and one for DH (so we can post ideas when we see them).,  Heather, NV

2271 Andy, Karen & Hospice (12/16/2014 9:24:34 PM):  Not sure if you remembered, but in the summer I posted about Andy having brain cancer (6+ years) and being on Hospice since February. His wife (Karen) sent out an update. Things are 'changing' - he can remember people from his teens, but not what day/month/year/his age (52) is, etc. She said right now she is working 1/2 days (as a teacher) to pay for the helpers in the morning, substitute in the afternoons and for health insurance. Her oldest is coming home tomorrow from college and they all will be home for Christmas. She ended the post by asking everyone to get checked for all the cancers you can - colon, skin, etc. I guess I take that as a nudge and schedule a colon cancer screening for next year (once I find a new doctor - got a note on my latest prescription that I need to find a new doctor).,  Heather, NV

2273 Being Frugal (12/16/2014 9:57:30 PM):  Well my news years resolution is to spend less and be more frugal.For beginners I am saving all thej perfume samples i get in ads and use them instead of buying perfume. I can even put them in dresser drawers to make them smell wonderful and my poor dog even gets a quick swipe of perfume sample on her hair.So instead of buying perfume I will soley rely on the perfume samples in the magazines. So what are you guys doing out there to be more frugal for next year,  Becky

2282 Prayers for Kayla (12/17/2014 6:29:20 AM):  I'm reading so many people needing prayers for serious illness lately. I would like to add Kayla to that list. She is a 23 yr. old single mom---a 3 yr. old and 2 yr. old twins. She has a noncancerous bone tumor on her spine. Although it is not cancerous, it is very aggressive and is causing serious problems. There were no openings at M.D. Anderson until January, but they drove there last night hoping that they will work them in. Her mom's friend told me that they received "devastating news" yesterday before they left for the trip. Don't know what could be more devastating that what they have already learned, and I guess that's what prompted them to make the trip w/o appointment. I'm thinking they told her that the tumor may cause paralysis b/c it's pressing on nerves, etc.,  Susan, LA

2283 Mturks (12/17/2014 7:05:20 AM):  Does anyone on here do Mturks? If so, would you please tell me what is a simple task to start out with? I am afraid I will mess something up & get banned. It appears there are different levels of skill needed. I have no problem with penny payments till I get comfortable doing this stuff.,  Lynn

2284 Giftly or Gift Rocket--- (12/17/2014 7:09:51 AM):  anyone ever order from either of these sites? I just want to know if they are safe and not fraudulent. ,  Reader

2285 Christmas gift help (12/17/2014 7:14:44 AM):  Thanks for the suggestions and ideas. I'm thinking maybe a pair of aloe-infused socks with a candle and maybe a paperback book (although not everyone really likes to read and the ones that do don't read the same things). What else could I put with it? And how to package it? I doubt anyone needs another basket. Maybe just in a gift bag?,  Amy J, OH

2291 Swagbucks Code (12/17/2014 7:59:39 AM):  ElfYourself before 8am PT/11am ET for 7 SB.,  Melody, WA

2298 Christmas dinner recipe (12/17/2014 9:35:34 AM):  I'm looking for something different for a side dish. We will have ham, sweet potatoes, jiffy corn souffle and marshmallow salad. Green bean casserole has fallen out of favor in my house. maybe something that doesnt have a lot of carbs and fat. The dessert already has plenty of those,  JudyB LA

2301 swagbucks radio (12/17/2014 9:37:42 AM):  I've tried for several weeks to get points on swag radio. I listen for 1/2 hour at top and half hours and no codes appear. What do I need to do,  barb

2307 Upholstery cleaner (12/17/2014 10:11:51 AM):  A friend has lent me her carpet cleaner & it does good on carpets. However not impressed with it for upholstery. Looking for portable but heavy duty cleaning for upholstery. I was thinking steam but am open to options.,  Vicki, Va

2310 Swagbucks Code (12/17/2014 10:28:17 AM):  GiftWrap 6 SB before 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET.,  Melody, WA

2311 Nitrate Free Ham (12/17/2014 10:28:08 AM):  I am looking for nitrate free ham to bake for Christmas dinner. Last year Aldi had them, but do not now. I found a slab at Sam's Club, but did not buy because it had a sugar glaze on it. Does anyone know where I can find nitrate free baking hams? thank you,  Denise D, WV

2312 Nitrate free ham (12/17/2014 10:30:24 AM):  This is also called Uncured ham. Thanks,  Denise D, WV

2320 Swagbucks Code (12/17/2014 12:58:05 PM):  SantaCanWait before 1pm PT/4pm ET for 9 SB! ,  Melody, WA

2326 thyroid, melody (12/17/2014 2:37:01 PM):  or anyone that knows, how much t3 does the normal thyroid produce? how much t4?i googled it and didn't come up with much. was at a endocrinologist apt with daughter yesterday and wanted to ask that question but forgot. also, melody what is your tsh kept at?,  christy, ia

2331 Swagbucks Code (12/17/2014 3:37:39 PM):  NiceSweater worth 5 SB, guessing it's good until 3:30 PST PM.,  Melody, WA

2332 Recall Notice (12/17/2014 3:56:32 PM):  Wegmans Food Markets recalls Moody Face stress balls due to choking hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Wegmans-Food-Markets-Recalls-Moody-Face-Stress-Balls/Google Researcher

2336 An easy puzzle (12/17/2014 5:10:17 PM):  Hi -- Here's an easy puzzle for those of us who had no luck with the ones Mac posted recently: Geographical name that's another geographical name spelled backward. Hint, these names are in different countries.,  Alice Dodge, OR

2337 Looking for TX girl, 2013 (12/17/2014 5:12:33 PM):  Does anyone remember the little girl in TX, who was ignored last Christmas by her father? If the mom sees this, please post an update and an address.,  Grace Basham, CA

2338 Melody WA (12/17/2014 5:12:54 PM):  I know you get some flack from someone on these thyroid posts. This is the only way I can ask you about thyroid question. I think you mentioned a test for thyroid that Drs normally don't run & needs to be requested by patient. Would you please tell me what that test is called?,  thank you

2339 More Calendars (12/17/2014 5:15:10 PM):  My local Hallmark is giving away small pocketbook sized 2015 calendars. I don't know how many each store has. ,  Joanne VT

2346 Swagbucks Code (12/17/2014 6:07:21 PM):  HolidayDecor before 6pm PT/9pm ET for 8 SB!,  Melody, WA

2347 DD (21) & Dr appt (12/17/2014 6:14:04 PM):  Well, DD (college student) started telling me about some medical symptoms she has been having today. I got her to call her primary Dr and was told that since she hasn't been in the office for over a year her file is 'inactive'. The nurse was going to talk to the Dr to see if the Dr would see DD. I guess you can't be healthy anymore. I guess we take her to urgent care if we can't get her into a regular doctor in the next couple of weeks. Argh.,  Heather, NV

2349 Shutterfly - early! (12/17/2014 6:22:41 PM):  My Shutterfly order arrived early! It was supposed to show up on Saturday and it arrived today instead. Now to get busy writing the note so I can glue it to the back and get them mailed by Saturday. ,  Heather, NV

2351 azo test kits (12/17/2014 6:31:26 PM):  anyone ever use the azo test kits for uti infections? are they accurate? mother just did one that was positive but want to know if that's accurate before calling doctor.,  christy, ia

2353 Cathy M., PA (12/17/2014 7:33:38 PM):  Loved the stamps you used. I'm a long time, but still an amateur, stamp collector and I didn't have one of Julia Child. Thank you.,  Sandy B., MO

2354 Rodney's hospital stay (12/17/2014 7:35:42 PM):  Well, we got the official word today that Rodney goes back to KU Monday the 22nd for 2 - 6 weeks but this is a much anticipated hospital stay. HE WILL LEARN TO WALK THIS TIME! He'll roll in in his chair and walk out the front doors in some weeks!!!!! Can you say, "best Christmas present EVER!"?,  Sandy B., MO

2358 tough holiday season (12/17/2014 10:51:49 PM):  Is anyone else hearing about major health issues / deaths in the families of friends? I heard a daughter of a friend died on Monday (she has been in out of ICU for a few months). I will have to send her a text (our way of communicating) tomorrow. In the big picture it makes it hard to make goodies to hand out, etc.,  Heather, NV

2359 Pension Cuts (12/17/2014 10:58:41 PM):  The approved budget authorized mulltiemployer companys to cut up to60% of pensions. TThis is changing the law that prevented this sort of thing! Those eightyyrs old are exempt those 75+ will be partially reduced. And heaven help the rest. This is sad news for a lot of people. It was reported that it could?d affe ct ten mlillion people.! Isn't it strange the media has been silent on this?,  martha GA

2365 Better Hoemes and Gardens (12/18/2014 5:05:56 AM):  Does anyone have a phone number that can be used to call the magazine. thanks,  Joan Azeez Michigan

2371 I found it funny . . . (12/18/2014 6:39:45 AM):  I was searching at Bronner's website for a first apartment ornament (which I never did find). The site did show me a couple of ornaments and then where it does the suggestive selling, it showed something like other items related to my search. One of those shown was an ornament of a fried chicken leg. It made me laugh out loud to wonder how a fried chicken leg ornament could possibly be related to a first apartment ornament. ,  Amy J, OH

2376 Christian merchandise (12/18/2014 7:15:05 AM):  Taking a poll for Christians: As you are doing your holiday shopping, do you pay much attention to items that are specifically marketed to Christians at Christmas time? For instance - if you buy Christmas cards, do you get religious ones? Or just general holiday? I try to buy as many Christian-oriented items as I can - like if I'm going to buy a Wal-Mart gift card for someone, I'll get the one with the manger scene, versus the one with the picture of the snowman, etc. Same as with US postage stamps - I get as many religious ones as possible, even to use after Christmas. I figure if sales of these themed items go down, they might not be offered in the future. Your thoughts?,  Nancy B, MI

2380 I'm flying Saturday morning (12/18/2014 8:22:38 AM):  To Saudi Arabia to take a university teaching job. We'll see how it goes. I'm still a member here, for six months, so I'll post an update in a few weeks. Thanks.,  William M M, FL

2388 Pity Party (12/18/2014 9:21:59 AM):  Two days ago I was having a pity party over a small matter. Our pastor's Bible Study last night spoke to me about how trivial some things are and we should think on those good things. He spoke from Philippians chapter 4. I was thinking my checking account was getting a little low but I was thankful because there are a lot of people whose accounts start out lower than mine ends up. I am so blessed with good health and a healthy family. Today, my secret santa brought me Gharidelli chocolates and stationary as my gift. So many are worrying if they will even have Christmas at all this year. I have a warm house; nice vehicle; and groceries. Gas is $2.29 here now. God is good.,  Janice/Ok

2389 RAOP (12/18/2014 9:26:16 AM):  This morning, I started RAOP (Random Acts of Prayer) I was in a drive-thru; it was cold and rainy. The lady in front of me was struggling to get a back door window up from the front seat. I just prayed that God would help her with it; and soon she was able to pull a little more on it and it went up. I just said thank you Lord. Pray for that lady in line at Walmart that is struggling with fussy kids; the lady who is checking out fussy people; and the list goes on. Hopefully, someone will be praying for me.,  Janice/Ok

2401 DD, Dr & inactive (12/18/2014 10:23:14 AM):  I called our insurance this morning (after the post I saw) and they said it is upto the Dr's office whether they inactivate a file if you don't show up for a year (nothing to do with the insurance). So, I told DD to wait to see if they call back this morning and if not for her to call them back. If they won't see her we will find her another DR. ,  Heather, NV

2408 FOY Code (12/18/2014 11:26:02 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code avyayshj2 worth 10 Hulk Coins for use by 1 more. Small but they add up. ,  Vicki,Va

2412 Swagbucks Code (12/18/2014 12:06:36 PM):  ShipForFree before 12 PM PST for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

2414 Survivor (12/18/2014 12:42:53 PM):  When the twinnies were on Amazing Race, they were obnoxious and loud. When they started on Survivor I thought, Oh no, not the twinnies again! But surprise, surprise, Natalie turned out to be an excellent player who wasn't loud or obnoxious at all. She definitely deserved to win. Her timing was perfect and she had a long-term plan that she stuck to. I was very glad she won. Jackie didn't do much of anything except follow her boyfriend, and Missy wasn't memorable either. Good job, Natalie. ,  Joan J

2418 Radiation Treatments (12/18/2014 1:00:26 PM):  Just learned that I will be starting radiation treatments in January. I would like to hear input from those who have had radiation treatment. What can I expect? ,  Thank you.

2420 Paula-Fudge (12/18/2014 1:22:53 PM):  Just got done making your Fanny Mae Fudge. It was so easy and is so smooth and creamy. Had to wait til I got to town for the real butter. Thanks so much. ,  MO

2422 ready or not! (12/18/2014 1:41:59 PM):  We put an offer on a house today, so ready or not, it's time to finish the decluttering to get my house on the market!,  Dianne in GA

2433 The Interview (12/18/2014 2:31:56 PM):  I was not happy to see that Sony caved in to North Korea and pulled The Interview. I'm wondering if our government pressured them to do it. I also wonder how soon there will be black market copies of this movie out.,  Susan, SC

2438 What's for dinner (12/18/2014 3:24:40 PM):  Here it will be Chicken n Noodles, green beans and rolls. Maybe pudding too.,  Susan, SC

2445 Recall Notices (12/18/2014 4:39:35 PM):  Schneider Electric recalls PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers due to fire, burn, electrical shock hazards: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Schneider-Electric-Recalls-PowerPact-J-Frame-Circuit-Breakers/
Giggles International recalls Animated Monkey toy due to burn hazard. Sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Giggles-International-Recalls-Animated-Monkey-Toy/
Kiddie Korral recalls girls hoodies with ponies due to strangulation hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kiddie-Korral-Recalls-Girls-Hoodies-with-Ponies/Google Researcher

2447 Dry skin (12/18/2014 4:46:44 PM):  I'm like an alligator this winter. So bad, that my skin itches. Recently, I started using baby oil gel instead of lotion after a shower. It's really made a difference and I don't feel itchy anymore.,  Mindy, MD

2449 New hair stylist (12/18/2014 4:49:09 PM):  You may remember I posted about finally trying to switch to a new hair stylist instead of driving two hours back home to go to my regular stylist. I had a coupon for a free haircut at Great Clips and went there last week. She did a fabulous job without all of the fuss (very hard to find in the DMV area) and also did a scalp treatment. I was beyond thrilled and now have that professional in place. The next one is the switching of family doctors.,  Mindy, MD

2451 Thyroid/Vitamin D (12/18/2014 5:28:28 PM):  This topic has moved to yesterday's page so I'm bumping up. I don't need an education about what the thyroid does. I am well informed on that. What I asked for was a link on WebMD that specifically addresses thyroid and vitamin D. I would guess there is none because there is no link between vitamin D deficiency and the thyroid. Again, don't bother with StopTheThyroidMadness. I'd like to see something from a real medical professional. I'm well aware that the thyroid is important and impacts different aspects of health. What I get tired of is assuming that every condition under the sun is caused by thyroid issues. That's just silly. As soon as I see a post here by anyone with any health concern, my first thought is HERE COMES THE THYROID DIAGNOSIS. I know, I know, skip it. But it's irresponsible to teach people to think thyroid no matter what medical problem they encounter, and to distrust their doctors because doctors don't know anything about the thyroid, even if their lab results come back as perfectly normal. You have your opinion, I have mine.,  Joan J

2454 Thyroid (12/18/2014 5:40:54 PM):  My GYN Dr actually wrote a chapter in Janie's new book. He is a board certified MD that was an OB also. Now he mainly deals with "aging" women and hormonal problems in a practice with several other Drs. His name is Dr Trumbower in Columbia in case anyone wants to question my post. He believes in Iodine supplementation also.,  MO

2479 Gas Prices (12/18/2014 8:14:00 PM):  We saw gas prices at $1.93 tonight in Springfield, MO. It had been $1.99 for several days.,  Penny in MO

2490 Joan J (12/19/2014 6:42:09 AM):  So you know, I totally agree with you. You have my sympathy trying to tone down the thyroid obsession on this board. It's creepy. ,  Barbara S, NC

2492 Friday Television (12/19/2014 7:37:21 AM):  Okay tonight is the finale of The Amazing Race. We really do not know who will win. And yes I will state it..... I rather hope it is NOT the dentist. Good night they did win several legs of the race. But it was HIS attitude. Just rather "full of himself" one could say. Nope don't know who will win The Amazing Race.... but our television in Indiana will be on at eight o'clock tonight. ,  Nancee/IN

2493 gift ideas (12/19/2014 7:59:40 AM):  I need ideals what to get 2 year old girl for xmas..my grandkids are grown don't know what kids like now,  Dortha M, TN

2497 The Voice (12/19/2014 8:35:01 AM):  I was beyond thrilled to see that Craig Boyd won the show. He reminded me SO much of Travis Tritt. I couldn't figure out who the blond woman was holding his baby. I didn't see him be affectionate toward her. I almost thought it was his sister.,  Mindy, MD

2502 Swagbucks Code (12/19/2014 9:29:24 AM):  WhoWillWin before 9am PT/12pm ET for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

2505 Christmas day movies (12/19/2014 9:47:36 AM):  Is anyone seeing any good movies coming out for Christmas. We normally go in the afternoon, but we are not finding anything that looks good. Wondering what others are thinking?,  Penny in MO

2515 Dorothy H, IL address (12/19/2014 11:03:45 AM):  Dorothy, please post your current address. Season's greetings!,  Grace Basham, .CA

2518 DD and doctor (inactive file) (12/19/2014 11:04:27 AM):  Well, DD called back, explained she was a student, etc, and then got her an appointment for 3 PM yesterday. I went and met her at the Dr's office for moral support (and help filling out the family health sheet to make sure she put that I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's). DD got a lab slip to check her thyroid, glucose, and I am guessing the regular items. As soon as the Dr heard I had thyroid problems she wanted to check DD's levels since thyroid problems can run in the family (and like the Dr said it can affect many parts of the body). So, she goes back on 5 January and hopefully we know what is going on.,  Heather, NV

2526 Differences in health insurance (12/19/2014 1:01:37 PM):  My girlfriend and I were discussing health insurance yesterday. She said her insurance will not cover an annual pelvic exam/Pap smear because research shows it's not needed. I check mine and it is covered yearly. I didn't realize to check for those things since I take those yearly exams for granted. I have BlueCross/BlueShield. They work well for me but then I rarely use it.,  Mindy, MD

2527 Susan, SC (12/19/2014 1:07:14 PM):  Re: your post about Korea & not playing The Interview. Yesterday you said you wondered if the government had anything to do with Sony pulling the movie. I said I thought they did. Well, I still think that is true, but here is what the President says about it: President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he vowed the United States will respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to a hack attack the FBI blamed on the secretive Communist regime. So if we believe everything we are told, I was wrong. ,  Lynn

2528 Ann Marie McClure (12/19/2014 1:09:20 PM):  Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards. Do you live close to the two you sent? That is just awesome scenery! Thank you, again.,  Sandy B., MO

2535 coupon holder (12/19/2014 3:00:48 PM):  Help make my Xmas a merry one. I am looking for a cheap coupon holder. Not the envelope kind or plastic sheet to enter in. I am looking for -like it opens like a notebook with pocket.fits in my purse. ,  sharonR

2537 Swagbucks Code (12/19/2014 4:00:49 PM):  DefaultFTW before 4pm PT/7pm ET for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

2540 Restaurants open on Christmas (12/19/2014 5:19:51 PM):  Since our visits to family and friends wont start until after Christmas my DH and I are thinking of eating out instead. Is there anyway that I can find out online which restaurants may be open in my area of northeast PA?,  Rose PA

2543 printer (12/19/2014 6:06:50 PM):  I need to buy a basic printer for someone for Christmas. It doesn't need to do anything more than print. What brand has the most economical cartridge refills please? This person is 80+ and won't want to deal with refilling a cartridge so will always be looking for deals on refills. Is a LaserJet or Officejet better? Just doing basic printing, doubt ever printing photos. Does it make a difference in refill cartridge price?,  just me

2548 Firefighter Gifts (12/19/2014 7:46:04 PM):  I am looking for firefighter taillight covers for Dodge pickups. My nephew is a firefighter and I would love to surprise him with these at his Jan. birthday. Where would I even begin to look. Any websites appreciated. I have looked but apparently not putting in the right search question. Thank you for your time.,  Wondering!!

2557 Printer Problem (12/19/2014 9:19:12 PM):  I have a HP4440 printer. I have tried everything I can think of to get this thing to print. Tonight it printed a test page from the HP site after I put in a new cartridge but it will not print otherwise. It didnt even do an alignment page when I put new cartridge in. Why wont it print?? I get a blinking light like it needs paper or doesnt have any ink. UGH Help PLEASE!!,  Computer Help??

2566 A poem... (12/19/2014 11:17:21 PM):  I was shocked, confused, bewildered
as I entered Heaven's door,
not by the beauty of it all,
nor the lights or its decor.
It was the folks in Heaven who made me sputter and gasp--
the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
the alcoholics and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor who never said anything nice.
Bob, who I always thought
was rotting away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake!."
"And why is everyone so quiet,
so somber-give me a clue.'
"Hush, child," He said,
"they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you!",  Google Researcher

2570 Round plastic quart container needed (12/20/2014 6:34:51 AM):  I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker at home. And store my ice cream in an oblong Tovolo plastic container. The main feature of this Tovolo is that it seals super well to prevent ice crystals from forming on your ice cream while in the freezer. It's too difficult for me to transfer the ice cream from my Cuisinart bucket to the Tovolo. I'd much rather use a round plastic quart size container. Does anyone have a brand they like to use? One that can easily be found in stores. I don't mind ice crystals on my homemade ice cream. I just want something easier to transfer homemade ice cream into. I made a batch of Dark Chocolate Mousse ice cream yesterday. I slopped it all over the outside of the Tovolo trying to transfer the ice cream from the bucket into the Tovolo! Also got ice cream all over my fingers!,  Virginia Ann S VA

2576 Amazing Race (12/20/2014 8:19:21 AM):  I am so happy with the winners. They were the best players, and deserve to win.,  Good Job

2577 Needing an address (12/20/2014 8:19:23 AM):  Someone who never sends us a Christmas card, sent one. I have misplaced their address. Other I know the town where they live. Anyway of finding an address. Need help. This is a sticky situation.,  Clueless

2579 Christmas party (12/20/2014 9:23:47 AM):  Our exchange present (hazel nut hot chocolate, bacon chocolate bar, another chocolate bar and a $10 In 'n Out gift card) was a hit. It was even stolen from someone. DH got a bag of coffee that he likes (the FIL of one employee roasts it). Of course they decided to have the party at a place in South Lake Tahoe, CA so we had to cross the Sierras to get there. I am so glad there was only a small amount of snow on the road (and they were sanding it like crazy).,  Heather, NV

2580 A Reminder (12/20/2014 9:24:39 AM):  This is Off Topic, it is here for us to ask questions, help others, post our opinions, problems, life in general and most of all to help support each other. The owner of this board monitors it and has the say in what is or isn't posted, that is they way it is... when she wants a subject banded she will say so. We each have our own opinions and that is our right, but what one of us has an interest in another does not, thats life. There are many opinions and questions asked and stated over and over, so what!!! It may have been posted hundreds of times but this person only had an interest today not the past hundred times. Some people can search and find answers for themselves, others many not be so great at doing this and they ask questions, some ask questions because they don't understand something. Some like to share some don't... thats what makes this board, the differences we all have. And yes I will say it, skip the things that hold no interest for you, it's not that hard to do... We all come from different walks of life, we are all adults and need to show respect to each other...this is the Holiday season and very hard for some, lets not make it harder...,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

2586 Stove Top Stuffing (12/20/2014 10:13:50 AM):  With all the good cooks on OTC, I hate to admit to this, but I use Stove Top sometimes. Today that's what I felt like having. I guess it's been a while since I bought this b/c last time, there was a separate seasoning packet. And the bread cubes were fairly large. Today they are almost minced. This was Savory Herb variety. Has anyone else noticed this?,  Susan, LA

2593 Thank You, carla Buckley (12/20/2014 11:21:27 AM):  Thanks for the pocket calendar. real nice. Have a Happy Holiday season,  Donna s, Ga

2595 To Bob (12/20/2014 11:33:27 AM):  Thank you for the tailight websites and I had been on most of those but not seeing Firefighter emblems on any of those sites. I am not looking for stick on emblems. I am looking for actual covers that are flame looking. Am I missing something on one of those that you sent. How would I narrow my search down for something this specific. Thank you so much for your time. Very uch appreciated.,  Wondering!!

2598 Goal setting (12/20/2014 12:00:20 PM):  I used to think I was pretty good at goal setting. Lord, I have a 'to do' list for practically every part of my life. My boyfriend says I do more in a week then most people do in a month. However, after talking to one of our maintenance men (young guy with a much more volatile background then I've ever had), it was obvious that I'm not doing as much as I should be. He told me he consumes financial books to learn how to become a millionaire, has alarms on his phone to remind him to do this or that, has daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and 10-year plans. He has positive affirmations, etc. So, I'm going to think about 2015 and see if I can't be more diligent. Instead of reading 'Us Weekly', how about a financial book. Instead of wasting my time on Facebook, how about developing an action plan of the next stage of my life? Instead of moaning that I don't know anyone around here, how about developing friendships outside of work? He really made me think how complacent I have become these last two years (there was ALOT of change). But if I want to achieve my goal of not working fulltime at 57 and going part time, the time to develop this plan is now.,  Mindy, MD

2599 Goal setting (12/20/2014 12:00:20 PM):  I used to think I was pretty good at goal setting. Lord, I have a 'to do' list for practically every part of my life. My boyfriend says I do more in a week then most people do in a month. However, after talking to one of our maintenance men (young guy with a much more volatile background then I've ever had), it was obvious that I'm not doing as much as I should be. He told me he consumes financial books to learn how to become a millionaire, has alarms on his phone to remind him to do this or that, has daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and 10-year plans. He has positive affirmations, etc. So, I'm going to think about 2015 and see if I can't be more diligent. Instead of reading 'Us Weekly', how about a financial book. Instead of wasting my time on Facebook, how about developing an action plan of the next stage of my life? Instead of moaning that I don't know anyone around here, how about developing friendships outside of work? He really made me think how complacent I have become these last two years (there was ALOT of change). But if I want to achieve my goal of not working fulltime at 57 and going part time, the time to develop this plan is now.,  Mindy, MD

2621 stouffers red box code (12/20/2014 4:32:30 PM):  I have finished what I want with one left for the taking T9C4YX4NTCTP ,  Ruth-MD

2625 NYPD (12/20/2014 6:16:22 PM):  So sad that these officers were murdered today while just doing their jobs. Please pray for their families and fellow officers and the safety of all our law enforcement officers.,  Susan, LA

2626 Whats for dinner (12/20/2014 6:29:43 PM):  I was making stuffed potatoes tonight (got the 20# $2.99 bag at SavALot). There was a gentle knock at my door and I knew what that meant. My sweet Muslim neighbor had food! I knew different women were coming and going from her house today and I guess they were cooking. We got tabouleh salad, some rice dish with chicken and carrots, and some meat patties that were seasoned with (I think) allspice. The potatoes will go into the fridge for tomorrow. I'm going back for seconds as soon as I click submit,  JudyB LA

2627 Recipe ideas - diabetics (12/20/2014 7:12:17 PM):  We've been invited to Christmas Eve at a dear friend's house. She asked if I would bring 1 or 2 sides that diabetics could eat! She is having chicken cordon blue, baked potatoes, rolls, cheesecake. Can anyone give me some ideas for diabetic recipes that would be GREAT?? TIA!,  Stumped

2630 NYC (12/20/2014 7:34:56 PM):  Tragedy tonight in NYC, two officers gunned down. Hope the race baiters are happy. DeBlasio should resign. My prayers go out to the two families. So awful.,  Karen-IA

2631 Sharon W/WI Ibotta (12/20/2014 7:36:25 PM):  On the 13th I posted neeeding help with Ibotta & you gave perfect help. Today I bought a couple things on my list, did all I needed & 3 hours later, my Iphone made this cha-ching type sound & it said I have $4 in my account! It was suppose to take a couple days to get. Your a great teacher.,  lost no more

2635 Surfside Beach, SC (12/20/2014 8:03:16 PM):  Hi, Is anyone from this area? I will be coming that way and would like store information as to coupon policy and which stores are best to shop? Any help would be greatly appreciated. price227 at comcast.net Please put RMC in the subject line. Thank You!,  Susan, PA

2640 FOY Code (12/20/2014 8:34:34 PM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code fmdfm6bp5 worth 18 Hulk Coins for use by 3 more ,  Vicki, Va.

2645 Christmas (12/21/2014 5:42:07 AM):  Just wanted to wish you all A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and A BLESSED NEW YEAR. Got out after my fall finally still big bruise on leg, but doing much better. Thankyou so much for all your Prayers and support. Be spending Holidays with family and friends. Calling for snow Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Your RMC friend Sandy C Oh,  Sandy C Oh

2646 NYC cops (12/21/2014 6:25:26 AM):  I feel awful for those 2 cops who were executed in NYC - deblasio should resign - he is an idiot - people like him, Sharpton and Obama have set race relations back 50 years to where white people are afraid of black people,  Joanie in NJ & FL


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