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  1. General Chat
    I have been reading the posts from folks griping about what to buy for their spouse and actually getting pissed off at their spouses over Christmas gifts. Wow,this just shows the meaning of Christmas is so commercialized,it is more of a sad time than happy for most. I always said that Christmas...
  2. Careers
    Does your work/office expect you to have a cell-phone and high speed internet? Do they expect you to use it for work? Are you compensated or is it just expected as a "normal" thing you should have and use? It seems to be the norm for business to just "expect" us to have these items and use them...
  3. Mother's day
    In the past, DH and I have fallen in line and bought my MIL a gift card or some other generic gift for Mother's Day. This year, we thought we'd do something different, and we thought, special. I spent Saturday afternoon baking her a basket full of muffins from scratch. I made blueberry...
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    Target profit falls in Q4, but results edge past expectations Target said a second-half sales and profit dropoff hurt its fourth-quarter results, but they were still slightly ahead of analyst ... </img>
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    Hewlett-Packard earnings rise, beat expectations Hewlett-Packard Co. says its fiscal first-quarter profit exceeded analysts expectations, climbing 38% on strong computer sales, ... </img>
  6. General Chat
    Margery's thread on expectations got me thinking... Where do we draw the line on goals/expectations for our children.. How do we teach them that it is okay to be themselves but still do their best. I may be looking at this the wrong way and this may be a double edged sword for me but in my...
  7. General Chat
    So I was teaching the ladies bible study yesterday and it came up again. We started to talk about our own expectations of ourselves. Kind of like the bar is perfection and anything less than perfect just doesn't cut it, so we end up feeling like failures. In christian terms that is often the...
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    I was thinking today about the movie I recall it being a recommended read in highschool and how I could barely get through the pages and yet the movie captivated me. Ok, so why am I thinking about it? Mostly because I was thinking about how I fall in love with characters all of the time. (in...
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