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  1. a dip of Cream cheese mixed with marshmellow fluff then apple wedges or orange slices for dipping sounds weird but is yummy
  2. YUp - 25% is usually as good as LLBean gets - and be careful because they often run out of sizes and colors
  3. Myra

    Holiday Drama

    I get it. It's good to be generous with family. This often involves hosting events for large groups: although an extended family gathering enhances the holidays, it also can be a burden at the same time. This especially seems so when the host/hostess is taken for granted without, often, any acknowledgement of the amount of work, or an offer to help, or any display of appreciation from the family. I did this for years because family was family. But when I said I couldn't do it alone anymore, the rest of the family just dropped me and went off and did their own individual celebrations. It hurt that no one cared enough to step up to continue the traditions if they had to share in the work. However, I could no longer be the sole provider of traditions; I had to let the idea go completely when it seemed like I was the only one that valued the gatherings enough to host, organize, etc. So our new tradition is just our "nuclear" family for the holidays - it's different, a little sad, but it is what it is.
  4. Hint: the fire ants are crazy. They build nest mounds everywhere and if you disturb the nest (on the sidewalks, in the yards, at playgrounds, at the beach, parking lots, etc) they attack in a group. So keep on hand, always, a tube of hydrocortisone ointment (from any drug store, Wal-mart, etc) as that stops the bite sting quickly. I always kept a tube in the car, one in my purse, one in backpacks, etc. Myra
  5. Jean - I commiserate with your frustration. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in May. I am trying to exercise more, eat properly, and have dropped 15 pounds, but even with two types of medication I still seem to be seesawing with my blood sugar levels during my daily testing - unlike you, though, mine are on the high side. Although I have dropped from 12.4 AC1 levels to 7.1 with medication (yeah), I don't see an end in sight of ever being off medication or having this under control. And a new symptom has jumped into the mix - constant sweats/hot flashes. As a person who has been relative healthy all my life, I find this so depressing. I started this post to offer my positive support for you, but my own negativity is surfacing! No advice - so Sorry - hang in there! Myra
  6. For both genders - seasonal boxer shorts - they are great for wearing around the dorm - Target carries thematic ones around the holidays and American Eagle is great - hearts, pumpkins, Star Wars, flamingos, shamrocks, etc.
  7. Back in the day when my boys were younger, they loved Fort Ticonderoga - but they were Revolutionary War nuts. We then took the ferry over to Middlebury for lunch then called it a day.
  8. Also, unfortunately, you need to ensure that the responsible adult/parent is present at all times - at least that is a requirement at the local school has for tutors. They recommend that you also tutor at a public place such as a library for your legal safety/precautions and for the child's physical/mental safety. That's the day and age we are living in right now.
  9. And it is irritating when one applies for an advertised job, spends time customizing a cover letter, and sends in a resume - and then absolutely no reply. I mean, come on, how hard is it to email a response - just even a form letter saying "not now, but thanks for applying"
  10. I would see if his insurance will cover a visiti to an oncology nutritionist as they would have the best advice.
  11. Good - this is what I was thinking that we should just invest the money instead of paying for high cost insurance. However, a couple of my friends are going the insurance route and I am getting nervous. We are fine, I think, retirement and savings wise - plus all college debt is paid off for our kiddos - who are really starting out as young adults now either looking for that first job or in grad school. But since my kids don't have any extended family to rely on - ever - it is just their dad and myself, I worry that we won't be able to leave them an inheritance. I see some of their friends with parents setting up trust funds or having vacation homes, etc. - an wish I could do more for them. Oh well.....
  12. Okay - now that he has turned 65 (how did that happen?) my husband's 20 term life insurance has just expired. SO any advice and/or recommendations on getting longer term or life insurance? Would like to have something to leave my kids when we pass.... something in the long haul since my inlaws lived until late 90s and my parents in their mid-90s. Thanks!
  13. Since you are moving yourselves - I'd suggest move all the heavy items first when your worker bees are still willing and able; that way, as the day grinds on, you only have left the lighter and less cumbersome stuff left
  14. Here's the blurb from their website Natural solution consists of water, xylitol, salt, and grapefruit seed extract The Xlear Sinus Care System Xlear Sinus Care helps clean, moisturize, and rinse away nasal congestion, allergy irritants, and other harmful pollutants. A gentle xylitol mist that clears nasal and sinus congestion Made from simple, natural ingredients Non-addictive, can be used with other medications Hyperosmotic solution to soothe dry, runny noses Safe for daily use to keep symptoms at bay
  15. Does anyone have concerns about Xylitol? I don't know anything about it so...
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