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4/14/09 10:05 A

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Ann, the CBCS doesn't require that much schooling, it's the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) that does. CPC is a 5+ hour proctered exam. What I'm hoping for is to find something that has to do with the conversion from paper to computer records.

Deb in MI

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4/13/09 10:35 P

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My grandma had a neighbor like that, till she fought with her so much she gave up too! lol hahaha

Her memory was always good.....just twisted. lol haha



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4/13/09 9:55 P

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Deb, I didn't realize CBCS required so much schooling. I can see where it should be helpful to be certified. Does the school help with job placement? Does this change any since the doctors office goes on line even when the doctor is examining you. Mine brings the computer in and enters all the data in at that time.

Heather, some times when I talk with my mother her memory is very good but over the cold spell they had with no power and she stayed with neighbors, it got very bad. One neighbor does so much for her but I know mother doesn't let their help go unrewarded. I don't have a problem with that either. Most of the time she still thinks of me as being much younger, instead of a senior citizen. Of course we live 3,000 miles apart.

Did you notice Hungrey Girl had a new cookbook advertised today on her daily messages. 200 recipes for 200 calories or less. Sounds interesting. I have one of her cook books I was reading and did want to try some items that sounded good but have not gotten around to it. You all know how that goes.

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4/13/09 7:36 P

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I'm hoping all of it will help you get a job Deb! :) It's good experience if nothing else, it should help your confidence when you apply for a job, and confidence is important.

Yes, I love Hungry Girl that's how I knew to even look for the new puddings. I've been looking for months and just now found them. They are great.



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4/13/09 7:30 P

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I'm still hanging in there and reading the posts daily. I like the idea of "What's New".

I subscribe to Hungry Girl's daily newsletter and they are very good about posting new products. One of them on today's post was Crystal Light popsicles. A lot of times these new items are available on limited areas, but sometimes they do have links to the companies websites.

Just started the last half of classes today, I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This week is Advanced Interpersonal Communications and next week is Organizational Skills. THEN, it's 16 weeks of medical abstracting, billing and coding. And I finish up Aug 31 & Sep 1 with HIPAA.

At least I feel I've got a good background that I can successfully apply for jobs in the medical field. I've good to set a date to take an exam to get a CBCS - Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, then sit down and do some reviewing.

I was talking with a lady in my class today and she said why are you going for the certifications, that won't guarantee you a job, I replied the by getting the certificataions, I have demonstrated that I have the knowledge in those areas and can back it up. Besides, I does look impressive on a resumen. Yep, those and a buck will get me a soft drink at Mickey D's.

Well, the clothes are just about ready to come out of the dryer, so have a good evening.

Deb in MI

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4/13/09 4:25 P

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*uhg* Ann! I have to deal with that kind in my family too. It's so hard to talk to them, because anything you say will be twisted. I finally told my grandma I didn't care what she did with her estate. It wasn't my money/estate, so what ever she wanted. However, she knew in her heart, I was the only one who would even put up with her. (not even my own father, her son would put up with her when she needed care sometimes! I was the only one who would go over there and take care of her!) And I didn't do anything to "get" any of her money/estate. I did it because she was my grandma and that's what you do for your family.

Any way, she ended up cutting me completely out of her "will" and didn't even come to my wedding.

But, I always treated her well.

On her literal death bed, she told me she was sorry for treating me the way she did and she loved me. I truly believe her....I think she was just mentally ill.

But, it made having conversations with her so difficult, because you constantly had to be on your toes! And same with a lot of my family. In fact, I just don't talk to most of them because of such. Too stressful!

Jan, yes go get one! They help a lot.

Patty....mmmmm YUMMY your left overs sound GREAT!



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4/13/09 3:59 P

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A lovely day here but we could use some of Jan's rain.

Linda, the best way to visit family is to take you own 'guest quarters' with you. It is always nice to retreat to your own digs and get away for a while. I'm always glad we have the RV when we visit my mother and our son and DIL. DS and DIL don't get up till noon.

I talked with my 97 year old mother yesterday. It always is difficult as we have so little to talk about. Back in the Dec/Jan blizzard they were having I must have told her I sure wouldn't come there at that time of year. So yesterday she had to ask me if she heard me correctly that I didn't plan to ever come back to Mass. She said if that was the case she'd have to make other plans to settle her estate. I sure have to be careful what I say to her.

I must go to WalMart and pick up some Vit. C. I think DH was surprised last night that we didn't have a spare bottle. I generally keep the cupboards well stocked.

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4/13/09 2:43 P

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Afternoon, I went to senior center for lunch then on to Mom's and watched the therapist do her exercises. Therapist will be back on Thursday. On Wednesday, I take her to the dr. She will be tired from that.
Hubby is still sick. I am having lasagna and banana cream pie for supper. yummy



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4/13/09 1:57 P

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Linda, How nice to have a day just you and DH. Also nice your Mom found a house. When I stay at my sister's she has an RV and I like staying in it.

Heather, I like the New Product Alert idea. I do like hearing about new products that people have tried and like. You know there used to be an umbrella store here. I got a cute raincoat there and always meant to get one of those windproof umbrellas and now the shop is gone. I'll have to keep my eyes open at Costco.

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4/13/09 10:51 A

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We want a RV badly. It certainly helps company! lol hahaha A private place to retreat each night.

We had that kind of wind/rain too Jan. May I suggest a new umbrella, I can't remember the brand but I believe my husband bought them at either Costco or BJ's, they have a "vent" at the top that allows the wind to escape instead of turning the umbrella inside out.

We certainly seen a lot of people with inside out umbrella's Saturday!

I'm taking Lela to the play ground and looking for a menu to create! I need to badly!

I'm going to start a new thread, that will be sporadic but when ever I have the chance I will post it with pretty much the same name, so you will know about it, I'm posting in here about it as well. It's going to be called the same as JoAnna's was-
New Product Alert!

Cause I usually try to stay on top of any new products that are healthy and sound good to me. So I'll be making that post next, it's about new Jell-O prepackaged sugar free puddings-their new flavors.

And please, any one who can, please join in in our cookbook club! This month we are using Penny Penching, go to our Team's archive post, or to Judy's site to get plenty of recipes from the book if you personally don't own the book.



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4/13/09 10:26 A

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My week is starting out good, I have today off and so does my husband. The kids have school so he and I will be able to spend the day together. We haven't been able to do that, sans kids, for a long time. My mom has been visiting this weekend, they are in town looking for a house. They brought their RV and parked it in my driveway and stayed in there. It's a nice way to have company. It's more like they're staying next door than in your house. They are leaving this morning. They did find a house and I'm excited to have them back in AZ.

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4/13/09 10:07 A

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We've got rain - want some? Wish I could share!

It was rainy and really blustery yesterday - the kind that turns your umbrella inside out. This morning it's dark. I thought I'd put suet out for the birds when it started to hail. A good day to do Monday housecleaning and bring out the Leslie Sansone WATP video.

Isn't it great that Captain Phillips was rescued yesterday?

How is your week starting?

Jan

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