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  1. General Chat
    just caught a bit of the infomercial and was wondering if anyone here has ever read them- if so, would they be in your opinion worth purchasing? did you find useful information.
  2. General Chat
    I wish life would just slow down a little bit. This month I have gotten an eviction notice because ODSP some how lost the cheque between them and my landlords. So I played phone tag for a week and a little to get it all sorted out. Finally it got fixed YEAH!. DD has been sick on and off and...
  3. General Chat
    A while back I posted about the savings we had by putting in an electric hot water tank. We have since put in a programmable thermostat too due to the fact my sd would turn the heat to 80 when were gone and ran our gas bill up to 300.00 in the middle of the cool summer we had last year...
  4. General Chat
    Yep! I tricked them. I used half hamburger and half ground turkey in a crockpot dish one night this week and they never knew. They loved it in fact. LOL What they don't know won't hurt them...wink.
  5. Adoption
    can you finish the sentence for me? Hunny and I have been thinking adoption is in our future. If you could do it all over what information or such would you want ahead of time? What different actions would you take? What are small things would you not sweat?What things did you wish you's paid...
  6. Green Living
    Ok, so I fixed a veggie stir fry for supper tonite. I had the veggies in one pan, the meat in a second pan, and the tofu in a third (kinda of annoying, but, hey, trying to meet the demands of all my eaters and still provide good, healthy food!)..... so anyway, this was my first ever attempt at...
  7. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    a friend told me that if you take a block of cheese like thats always on sale and take it home and remove the wrapper then dip it in hot paraffin and keep doing that till you have a good thick coating then wrap it in cheese cloth as it will store for a long time in the pantry just im going to...
  8. Just Tips
    Sometimes I get a pretty useful e-mail....this was one of those times and I thought I would share. Some of these I already do but thought I would give some of the new ones a try. Hope there is something in here that you can use too. OTHER USES FOR COFFEE FILTERS 1. Cover bowls or dishes...
  9. Relationships
    Hey, I'm new on these forums! This is my first real post...but I figure I'd ask it here too... What do you wish you knew before you were married? I'm getting married next August and I want to hear everyone's wisdom.
  10. Financial hardship
    The semiconductor plant DH works for is closing its doors... My DH, his brother and his wife, and about 1150 other employees will be jobless within the next two months, the fab will close on Sept 30th... YIKES!!!!! We had already talked about it, and were kind of preparing ourselves, but this...
  11. General Chat
    I am really considering taking a bath using Dawn dishwashing detergent. I was just doing up some dishes and had to get out another bottle. The smell is heavenly - jasmine and lavendar. My skin isn't sensitive and I don't plan on washing my hair with it, so I think I might just do it!!!!! I...
  12. News you can use
    If you knew Suze Orman... To spend time in public with Suze Orman is to see how famished Americans are for financial advice they trust - and how much they trust Suze. In the 150-foot walk from Money's offices to the elevator, Orman leaves a wake of FedEx couriers, passers-by and office workers...
  13. General Chat
    I was driving on the highway lastnight around 10:30 heading home early from Coffee Ngiht in our 2006 Pontiac G6 to get a good night's sleep before my interview. I hit the section where there's no street lights....a car to my right and a car behind me...I was only going 100 km/h and a porcupine...
  14. Question and Answer
    What if you being doing now if you had a crystal ball and found out that things were going to be worse a year from now? Gas higher, utilities higher, food higher...
  15. Relationships
    and it is going to be tough. DD18 broke up with her boyfriend of a year and a half last night. She came to my room at 1:30 in the morning. I tried my best to comfort her. She fell asleep in my arms. She really really cares for this guy, but they have not been getting along for over a month...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I found this to be an eye opener. I have a WhirlPool Duet EX large capacity front loader washer and dryer set. I noticed pretty quick that when I put in my clothes and soap and then put it on the Normal setting it shows 40 minutes. Now I save lots of money with this set because it doesn't use...
  17. Pregnancy
    :monke: No :lol: I am not announcing anything... When did you first know you were expecting? Did you have a hunch? Symptoms? Took a HPT because you were late? Went in to labor? (hey, it can happen :lol: ) What was it that you --knew-- you were going to be a Mom??
  18. Just Tips
    I received this article in an email and thought I'd pass it along. Don't know if I'd use all these suggestions, but you never know!! YOU MIGHT WANT TO PRINT THIS OUT TO KEEP ON HAND. I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had...
  19. Question and Answer
    Remember that tv show, where the guy get's tomorrow's newspaper today? He knew what was going to happen before anybody else. What if you knew that in 3 years we were in for the next Great Depression? What would you do differently now? How would it change your thinking? How would it change...
  20. General Chat
    After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just...
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