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He has a heart of Gold! Sounds like a great guy!



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I would love to start shopping early. My problem, my husband. He loves to shop more than I do. He doesn't pay any attention to what I have already done and he goes nuts. So I quit buying until he is almost done, (because he goes right up to Christmas) and I try to fill in if he inadvertently left anyone out. Now this could be quite the nice guy, which is pretty much the case, but OUCH on the pocket book! I would say budget, but what in the world is that?
I've tried to make lists to help organize it a little, but if he sees something he likes it don't matter what the list said. To say we overspend on Christmas is mild!
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Goodness, PaleOrchid! I hope y'all have a really big house to gather in!!!

I've always done my Christmas shopping throughout the year, so it leaves me free to decorate and bake during the actual holiday time. Also, I do my best shopping on ebay, where you can really find some neat stuff which would never be found in a mall.

Our celebration is pretty small and low key. We don't have kids, my older brother doesn't have kids, and my younger brother has only one child (well ... teenager!). My older brother generally comes over for our celebration, but my younger brother & his family haven't shown up lately. (After all, he lives alllllll the way across town. It would take him nearly a quarter of an hour to get here!). So, basically, it's my Mom (who lives with us), my hubby and me. Oh, and the 2 cats, of course!

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I am not a very good shopper. Crowds of people during this time make me feel anxious! My husband has taken on the shopping by doing it on-line. I receive the package and wrap it up.
My husband is an only child and his only family in California being his mom, is in a special home with 4 other ladies with dementia.
My one brother has no children, but a wonderful new wife. My other brother is in Oklahoma, and his daughter is in college.
Otherwise my mom comes over and then she has to go to work at the hospital. They don't close for the holidays! emoticon



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That sounds like a pretty interesting game. i know we only get for the kids at the get togethers and my mom of course. It is mostly to do with there being so many children there is not much left over for the adults and it is just easier on everyone. I have 4 brothers who each have 4 children each and then my 4 also. It is fun seeing their faces so its great still.

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When we first were married and I would have all my shopping done by October 1. Then depending on extra money, in December I would get that one special item for each of the kids.

Now on my family side we have all kids get a gifts. But for the adults we pick a COLOR on Christmas day and that is what your gift will be for the next year. THis year 'pink' was drawn. So our gift has to be pink. THe gift can be fun, useful, silly and only can cost a total of $15 dollars.
Then we play cards and the winner picks a gift, this gift can be taken away from the next winner or he can pick one from the table. It keeps going until everyone has one at least one game.
Husbands side not sure what they are doing this year.

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I like to buy early - I get to start next week and will pretty much be working on it til the end. Its the only way I can afford it!

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There is 55 days until Christmas, are you a early shopper? Do you start buying early in the year or do you wait until the last few weeks?

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When my kids were still at home, cell phones were not such an issue. In fact, most adults didn't have them at that time. For us, I'm sure finances would have been the issue more than responsibility.
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On the cell phone and kids, each one of my three teens has one. Off during the school hours and immediately on after. We have had many times misplaced them. But it is there loss not to be in touch. Especially if traffic is bad and they need to walk over to Vons and grab a bite while they wait. They learned quickly not to misplace it! We do not take cell phones calls unless we know the caller. We listen to the message and will call back if necessary. If anyone goes over minutes they must pay for the cost of it. Which has not happened in sometime now!



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We didn't have cell phones in the family until fairly recently. When my 2nd oldest moved from campus into an apartment that had no land line service available, we added him to our plan He can call us anytime, but friends have to wait until evening to keep the costs down. He pays for the additional cost of the extra phone. We recently got my daughter a cell as well--she is also in college. My 15yo does not have a cell nor do we plan to get him one. He has access to mine or his dads in the evening and we let him borrow it when he has a school activity. None of my children got their liscense before they graduated HS either. We told them there was no need and we were happy to drive them around.

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9/28/07 1:55 P

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A year a go I got my then 12 year old daughter a phone for her birthday. She did alright with it at first but eventually ended up losing it. Even though I had insurance to replace it. I did not. She just was not ready.

This year for her birthday she was given money from my mom and ended up buying her own phone (prepaid this time) She does much better with this one and so far has been responsible with it.

I think it just depends on the maturity level of the child and why you want them to have it in the first place. I do feel better knowing no matter where she is, I can get ahold of her or vice verse.

Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow- We must fall in order to know- Sometimes our vision only clears after our eyes are washed with tears. (Unknown author)



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Topic: CELL PHONE and Kids

Whats your thoughts on children and cell phones?
Age?
Emergency use only?
Limit calls?
Rules of use?
Any other opinions?


Yesterday I recieve numerous phone calls from a 9 yr old boy. He just got a cell phone and was calling all his friends, well one number off and it was mine. After tell him he was dialing the wrong number, he thought it would be fun to keep calling.

When our children were in high school we did get them a cell. It was my way of feeling a little safer when they were driving. Should they have car problems or to let us know any plans that changed,like after sporting events.



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I'm gonna have to tell my mom. She lives near a publix.

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Publix is a great store. We love 'em!! They are headquartered in Florida and have a total of 911 stores --
656 in Florida
169 in Georgia
40 in South Carolina
28 in Alabama
18 in Tennessee

The free program they offer is this: Take your prescription for one of the following oral antibiotics and you will get up to a 14-day supply for FREE!!! This is for:
Amoxicillin
Cephalexin
Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP)
Ciprofloxacin
Penicillin VK
Ampicillin
Erythromycin (excluding Ery-Tab)

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My daughter goes through a lot of antibiotics for prevention of U.T.I.s, I will have to check out other stores, other then just CVS. Cool, thanks for the info.



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Walmart,Target also have a lower price for certain drugs. I believe they are $3 or $4 per prescription. You can go to the websites and in the pharmacy section check which ones are on the list.

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One of the ones that I had to have re-filled a week ago to continue the antibiotic regimen I'm on is on their list, in generic form. I didn't know it at the time, or I could have gotten it for free.

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The way I understand it is when you have a script and it's for one on their list of free giveaways, you get it for no cost.

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I am in the dark about the food chain, but I haven't ever heard of anyone receiving antibiotics without a prescription? Sorry I am not understanding this. .



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Wow thats wonderful of them

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For those in the Publix Food Markets Chain areas, they are giving away certain antibiotics for free. I don't know the areas of the country that they're in, other than Florida.

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We just discovered today that David has high-blood pressure. He has the worst form of sleep apnea that his Pulmonologist has ever seen in his long career, and since he's in his late 60's, that's a lot of patients he's seen come through his front door.

The high pressure was picked up at his yearly check-up on Monday. David is on the CPap machine, and he has to be checked yearly. When they discovered it Monday we were instructed to immediately get David into our GP, where today, it was confirmed.

Needless to say, if he wasn't already, now he's "on the list."

With my present situation, plus one that I survived from years ago, I've been on the "list" for years. The only way we remain insured is through our cost/employer cost coverage. I don't know what we'd do now if we didn't have it. And we didn't, for many years.

My heart goes out to those who don't have any and to those who pay a years salary to have it.

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Thanks for sharing. It helps to know how we all are being effected.



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I have many issues with healthcare. We now pay for our own healthcare insurance. My husband now has diabetes and the insurance continues to increase rapidly. The worst part is we can not get any other insurance coverage. He is what they call "RED FLAGGED", has a pre-exciting condition. NO ONE will take him. So we have to wait until he reaches medicare age. We have high deductable, no eye, no hearing, no "well care" and $250 of prescription allowance a year. All for the price of 17,000 a year.

Sorry for venting but just happen to get another notice of increase coming next premium.

And then the elderly who have to choose between eating or getting medicine. Or children who's parents are unemployeed do to shut downs.

Ok off the soap box...

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It's a complicated issue which is why we as a country haven't figured out the best way to do it yet. I don't know if there is a "best way". I'd like to see everyone be able to access quality healthcare. So, that's my answer.

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In my opinion, even if one group of Americans is in more need than another, everyone should be able to see a GOOD doctor and have affordable coverage.
My one daughter was born with spinal bifida, and though the insurance at the time covered 100% of the billing, we received a duplicate of the bills sent to our insurance. Our daughters first 3 weeks of her life cost our insurance over $ 100,000, and her twin was only in the $ 70,000 range for a stay at the Loma Linda University Hospital for about 2 1/2 weeks.
If we had not been insured at the time, we would be living in an apartment right now! Oh, and the twin B could not suckle and had to be feed through a tube. They were 8 month old premies, and weighed about 4 lbs each. Our first child only cost our ins. about $ 4,500. and that was a 36 or less - hour stay. Sorry to bore you guys with details. emoticon



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I think it should be made available to everyone. I have Medicare and have access to plenty of what I need. What about those people who have nothing ?


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Wednesday 9/19/2007

Before Congress right now, legislation is on the table that if voted in will allow millions of Americans from every age group access to affordable health care.

AARP feels strongly that Congress should make the needs of Medicare patients a priority and give their plight special emphasis when trying to reach a decision about the availability of this vital service.

Is one group of Americans in more need than another? Or should this affordable coverage be available and offered to all age groups, across the table?



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Hi Bee, I too heard about the undigested pills. I understand the most popular pill found was the Centrum pill. Since the contents are not being absorbed into the body, that is definitely a crime that people pay for nothing.



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Bee, I'm intrigued by what you've posted. I, like you, have also become aware of the undigested pills in our sewer systems, and it blew my mind! If you don't mind my asking, what do you take? I'm fighting a serious health condition, and would be interested in knowing. I'm a very careful "pill" user, but not closed to the subject of something that has merit.

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I am a strong believer in a good supplement. (I'm a bit of a pusher too, if asked.) One of the biggest things I have learned is the mineral deficiency of our diets and how important they are to our health. Then the other thing is to understand that so much of what is bottled out their does us no good because it cannot be utilized by our systems. It has been proven that our sewer systems is full of undigested pills of every form, from vitamins to prescription drugs. So I use, what I feel, is an excellant liquid vitamin, mineral supplement that is taken up on a cellular level, before disgestion.
The whole issue of alternative medicine is an area that I have great interest in, and a good deal of success. (Don't misunderstand, I believe a Dr. has his place and there are things I won't attempt.) However, I find so many side affects with drug therapy, that I use them with great caution.
Okay, that enough from me but that was my opinion and you asked for it. lol
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It really is something to consider.

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I have a wonderful pharmacist that has made me aware of new drugs that would be more effective for me and or family, but when it comes to natures remedies, In my opinion I would rather go to a regular vitamin outlet that has the best selection and variety. And this is just an opinion, right!



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Count me as another who hates taking pills! LOL!! Even though I have to swallow about a dozen a day -- and none in the vitamin or supplement category -- I get awfully tired of the advertising hype on supplements.

My 83 year old Mom lives with us and so now all this sort of mail has followed her. I go through the whole stack of mail every day and thrown out virtually all of hers because it is of that sort -- promising wildly successful cures, but you gotta buy their book and their pills to get the results or to learn more about it. Those go straight into the recycle bin!!!

Mom used to try to read tham all and, bless her heart she's as gullible as they come, believed every word of it!! It was making her absolutely frantic, trying to figure out what she could eat since this brochure said don't eat this and another says don't eat that, and yet another says you can't have anything else. She was down to 106 lbs. when she moved in with us in January! She's 5'5" (used to be 5'7") and definitely underweight. But I can't get her to leave the low-fat stuff alone!!

These companies prey on folks like that and I, for one, don't like it one little bit!

Ah well! It's late! Time to get a snack so I can take all my last handful of pills before going to bed!

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I dunno why I never thought about asking a Pharmacist. My mom used to all the time when we were growing up. Thanks for the reminder.

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Right you are there, kiddo! God love my Mom, she still works, at 75, as, of all things, a Medical Assistant, in her local doctors office! You don't want to know what she has to say about the Reps that come in pushing pills, and her employers colleagues that give them indescriminantly to their patients, sometimes not realizing that their patients are on multiple meds of the same type, when they shouldn't be.

Medicines have their place, obviously. What kind of life would any of us have, that at one time or another, have literally been saved by medicine. Even though the regulating system doesn't always work right, at least there's one in place. Unlike with the vitamin/nutritional suppliments industry. No regulating.

But too much of anything is NOT a good thing. I believe it's spiraled out of control, with the industry behind it developing a cut throat attitude about life and safety that surpasses anything I've ever seen in my life time.

I'm with Patty, in that whenever I have a question about anything that goes into my mouth, medicine or suppliment related, I go to my Pharmacist. They are the most knowledgeable and honest guys on the block.

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Ok, number one-not a big pill taker here. I do take a multi most everyday just because I know I dont take the best care of myself. Trying to change that with you! If I need something I trust my doctor to tell me what it is and give me a perscription for it.
number two-i think it is all the drug companies just trying to line their pockets. These products cost them pennies to make and they sell them for an obcene amount of money-and how much do they really help? Just ask your doctor!

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I think it is a lot of hype. Most medical studies on medications mention the placebo effect in controlled studies. People feel better because they expect to feel better. That is why there are control subjects/groups in studies of medications before they are released. The nutritional supplements are not as tightly regulated so they can pretty much say whatever they want. My favorite line, that I heard on a commercial implies that if it is said on TV it must be true because they couldn't say it on TV if it wasn't true. I am paraphrasing it poorly but I think the general sentiment is there.
We, as consumers, need to be very careful about what we put into our bodies. I tend to take what my doctor prescribes, but I also ask my brother-in-law, a pharmacist about anything I am taking. I also do my own research as well. I am taking a vitamin B-complex daily on the advice of my neurologist, a multi-vitamin, fish oil supplements, calcium (I am lactose intolerant) and d-ribose. D-ribose is something that helps some people with fibromyalgia and I am one of them. I discovered it myself.

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I take a multivitamin, calcium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and B-12, but this is because I drink a lot of coffee and diet pepsi (caffeine - diuretic) which can deplete my intake. The Calcium and Vitamin E are at my GYN's direction. However, I believe that it can be overdone and I think that any supplements should be taken with caution.

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My opinion is that there is a lot of hype on taking pills is general. Companies will try and put whatever label on it to get the right attention to sell and make money.
On the other hand I do take supplements myself. Thyroid support, Fiber pills, gluocossimine, and a multi.
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I think it is easy to overdo it but most people do not get the vitimans they need just from diet alone. My biggest trouble is iron and no matter how much iron rich food I eat I still end up with anemia. I think it is a good idea to discuss with a trusted dr or nutritionist to find out what can truly be beneficial since everyone is different in needs. With that said there is a horrible amount of hype that goes with a lot of those ads. I say if its too good to be true then it most likely isn't .

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Okay, we definetely put our opinion hats on for the last one, let's give this one a try.

Everywhere, and I do mean EVERYWHERE, we see ads selling your normal, run-of-the-mill vitamins, or nutrients that supposedly cure, or suppliments that will turn back the years. Colds, rashes, cancer, connective tissue diseases, fibromyalgia, arthritis, the list of what they claim to be good for is ENDLESS.

Is all of this pure out-and-out hype? Do we need nutrient supplimentation if we're eating a well-rounded diet each day? Can we benefit or be harmed, by using vitamins? Anyone...?



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Oh goody!! I love opinion polls emoticon even when they're about such as this!

Yes, I suspect the whole country is unanimous on this one. YUCK!!!! It was on the news and our jaws all hit the floor when they showed it. (Us = me, my hubby, and my 83 year old Mom who lives with us).

And since asked, I'll toss out a couple of opinions! LOL!!

First of all, I'm sick to death of the media ... particularly the NEWS, for crying out loud .... stay focused on such trash as this! With all that goes on in the world that is truly newsworthy, they had to give air time to this piece of scum????

Secondly, and I suspect this next mini-rant has come about because of the media attention to these "celebrities" (or, as my hubby calls them -- pop-tarts!), but I'm really becoming more and more shocked by the way people are dressing in public. Even at church, now we see numerous young girls (and some not nearly so young women) wearing strapless tops, showing cleavage, sporting thigh-high slitted skirts, etc., etc. Now maybe some will call me hopelessly old-fashioned (and proud of it! LOL!), but wearing such clothes to church strikes me as incredibly disrespectful to God. (And this is a very old-line conservative Presbyterian denomination!)

I'm not trying to open a religious discussion here! I'm just appalled at what people are wearing and where they are wearing it!

Okey-doke! I'm all done now! I'm always ready to give an opinion. My hubby teases me that he's going to have to put signs on our car that read "Free Driving Lessons! Just roll down your window!"

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It's unanimously thumbs down. emoticon emoticon and thank goodness for that!!



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I watched my Giants lose to the Cowboys and the Patriots (yuk) win over the Jets! That is what I think about it! I have never liked her and I thank the Lord that my baby girl doesn't want to be her and my "going thru the changes" 14 y/o boy can't stand her or her antics.

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i kinda feel sorry for her...though I do think she needs some serious help/counseling/whatever.

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I caught part of her performance on the Comcast Fan this morning after I saw three different reports on it, also on Comcast. Like you, I watch very little television.

I would have to say that I was truly confused by the few moments that I watched, wondering why she was in what appeared to be sexy underwear, and why she looked so stilted and uncomfortable. But, then when I gave it some thought, I imagined I would have been just as embarrassed looking if someone who didn't really have my best interests at heart had persuaded me to go on stage 1/10th of the way dressed. emoticon

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We all think that she needs pshyciatric treatment and not the Beverly Hills type either. I think she is going the same direction that Madonna had done. DESPERATE for attention to stay in the game. She has become a POOR role model period. She still has her voice but thats all that is left of her.
Barbara Streisand sold her voice not her body or looks. And she has more $ then the two combined.
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I don't watch much TV--most of what is on are reality shows and I simply don't like them. I did see a clip of the performance this morning on one of the news channels. I didn't have my glasses on and I couldn't understand what a porn star was doing performing at breakfast. My 15yo was getting ready for school and of course, when I said "stripper porn show" on TV, it caught his attention. He looked, shrugged and said, that's Brittany Spears, not porn, then laughed and said, I take it back, yeah, it's porn".
I guess that answers your question about what I thought of the performance. And, for that matter, what my son thought. emoticon

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Monday 9/10/2007

There's so much news going on every day, and some of it seems to gobble up more air space than the rest. I don't believe in bashing anyone, even if it seems that they might be asking for a bashing by the way they behave.

But curiosity about how different people feel from one another about issues is interesting. It always helps to get a new perspective on something. So, what's predominating the airwaves today?

Britney. I don't even have to write her last name for everyone to know who I mean.

Opinion: Did her MTV Awards performance last night hurt or help her career comeback?

What do you think?

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