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   Balogreene posted on Health & Diet  Spent 36 hours in the hospital getting that potassium built up the hard way. Reston Hospital in Northern VA is a good hospital (except after discharging me, the nurse went to change-of-shift meeting, and forgot to take me out. I stumbled down the hall asking for a wheel-chair, she got in trouble ). The food was good and varied, even on a diabetes diet.
November 13 at 08:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back, stay well.
November 13 at 16:59 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Shopper's Beware Caveat Emptor  Don't know why I keep posting good things here, but, here is another success story. https://www.ebates.com/r/BLGRNE2?eeid=28187

A friend at work told me to try this. She checked her account, and over a couple of years, she's earned a couple hundred dollars back. I got $10 for joining and ordering. Then there were my Cubs championship t-shirts, a couple of Christmas presents, the cocktail dress (cringe ) for the work Christmas party, my sister joined from my recommendation,and bought Christmas gifts,. They sent me $10, and I have $50 more coming in Feb.

I shop a lot online, why not get paid a dollar or two a time?
November 2 at 19:38 EST .

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   Tulsa  Do you and your sister know about Walmart Savings Catcher?

https://savingscatcher.walmart.com/

If you use a pc, you need to register with an email address as the ID and create a password. Login and then type in the receipt # and date. About 3 days later they email to say what, if any savings they found. You may claim it on a Walmart card any time up to $599. ??? I think.

There is also a Walmart app. I guess that's for phones. We don't use cell phones, but it's all explained at the website under Faqs or ask someone in the store. ..sorry I can't help with this part. ..I think you can just send a picture of the receipt if you have the phone.

We're over $13.00 and it's not only easy and fun, but cashing in and using it towards purchases will be a big perk.

Walmart grocery is compact and complete and less than every item we purchased from Kroger. We're in and out in short order.
November 7 at 10:44 EST .

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   Balogreene  I have about $75 beats since October. Granted, I bought Christmas presents, which added up. And I haven't left the house.
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   Jerico  I did this but I got creeped out by some entity knowing what I purchase. Maybe I'm overreacting. Anyone else feel this way?
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   Balogreene posted on Suggested Reading  A friend at work recommended the website theskimm.com. They are neither conservative nor liberal, they just skim the news daily, and send out a short newsletter with links, to some stories they think are important. Today's recommended book was, "A Gentleman in Moscow".
October 28 at 18:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's a fine read. I've recommended it to many friends.
October 29 at 13:13 EST .

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   StormCnter  I had sent it to my son-in-law because I thought it would interest him. I got an email from him this morning headed: The.Best.Book.Ever!!!
November 15 at 04:51 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Health & Diet  I am trying to do two things at once. I have to increase potassium in my diet, and I just learned, after a year, i have to learn how to eat with both plates in my mouth. I cannot eat with the bottom plate in, it turns out, I have to eat things like soup, ice cream, cottage cheese. Not sure it will work, but, I will try.
October 22 at 17:33 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Foods high in potassium
Avocado
Spinach
Sweet Potato
Coconut Water
Kefir or Yogurt
White Beans
Banana
Acorn Squash
October 22 at 20:31 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Also
Dried Apricots
Mushrooms
October 22 at 20:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  prunes, milk, cashews, just about any squash are also good. I printed a list from University of Louisville, with how to count points (4,790 gms a day! )
October 23 at 11:04 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Shopper's Beware Caveat Emptor  This week Sis and I put orders in to Boxed.com. Sis says we will drop our Sam's club membership because Boxed covers most of what we buy there. She gets meat at Walmart, because there are more varieties, and produce, because at Sam's you get way more than we eat in a week. You just go online, place your order, and it is shipped to your door. If you get enough it is free shipping. The huge problem is getting those heavy boxes into the house. We tip them on end, then tip them into the house, and push them along the floor, and empty them.
October 22 at 11:11 EST .

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   Balogreene  By the way, they only have name brands, so there are some generics we will still buy at WalMart. We are just dropping Sam's Club.
November 2 at 19:40 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Recipes  Thursday at the second-to-last Farmers Market, I discovered the guy I buy pork from, also sells milk. I bought a quart, just to try. Whole Milk, in a glass bottle, with the cream at the top! Heaven!
October 22 at 11:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest  What a treat! Can you continue to buy from this man after the market closes for the season?
October 22 at 20:20 EST .

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   Balogreene  I am asking all the vendors I love, that have non-growing season items, I didn't ask him. But, there is a beef guy, and a pork, beef, chicken, milk, yogurt guy, and then there is an egg, honey, jam, homemade soap guy! The last guy told me where they'll be through mid-December. The other two I like are fruits and vegetables, so, that's out for winter.
October 23 at 10:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm curious Balo - was it raw milk you bought? I remember when we'd shake the glass bottles to redistribute the cream on the top (unless moi got to it first - then depending on mother interfering - how much cream was left was always iffy ).
October 23 at 12:16 EST .

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   Balogreene  I meant to ask about the raw component (probably not in VA ), but, my sister was in cataract surgery, so I never made the last Market.
November 2 at 19:28 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Sports  I listened to two Cubs games this season, and they lost both. I quit listening, I understand they aren't doing too bad.
October 16 at 17:03 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Pet Peeves  A Dominoes ad currently running on TV. The family wants pizza, the teenage daughter comes out demanding salad. The parents cave. But Dominoes offers salads too. I'd buy a bag of lettuce, and some veggies, and tell her to make her own.
October 16 at 16:57 EST .

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   Gerty  Don't get me started on teenage daughters...
October 17 at 21:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  I hate commercials with kids of any age behaving badly!
October 19 at 12:25 EST .

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   Balogreene  Gerty, we all were teenage daughters once : ) Thank goodness my parents handled it well, or I wouldn't have made it out alive!
October 22 at 11:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have four granddaughters, three of them teenagers. The fourth is now in her 20s. Each of them has gone through varying food phases and we, the family, adapt. Right now, I have one vegetarian, one semi-vegetarian, one "pescatarian" (did she make that up?, and one who will eat anything. Holiday dinners are interesting.
October 23 at 08:55 EST .

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   Balogreene  Pescetarian is correct (though I don't know how to spell it ), eating fish, not meat. I am a semi-vegetarian myself. The older I got, the more meat I began to dislike. I'm down to various sausages that have spice so I don't taste the meat, an occasional, well-dressed burger, and an even more occasional Country-fried chicken cutlet at Texas Roadhouse. I also do fish and tofu, milk and cheese for protein.
I just get mad that they let the girl get away with dictating they not eat pizza. My sister has been a vegetarian for 40 years, you do learn to adapt, but, not change your diet. I live with my mom and sister, so, I cook my own meals. Have a bunch of $2.00 cookbooks from Amazon (I subscribe to Bookbub.com ), Korean, Japanese, Middle Eastern, etc. they are really good for new ways to make fish and/or veggies.
October 23 at 10:57 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Main Page The Lobby  Just a warning: I know Wikileaks is providing a lot of info (not that my hard-core Dem relatives will believe it, they think it's a right-wing group ). Just a warning, if you work for the government, or a contractor, have a clearance, or hope to et one, don't go anywhere near Wikileaks, or any sight reporting on it. You will lose it all. Even if the classified information is in the public domain, it is classified, and without the proper clearance, you are violating your oath.
October 16 at 16:52 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Balo, you missed an absolutely fantabulous game last night! Cubs win! Cubs win! Am waiting right now for game #2 to begin. Go Cubs!
October 16 at 19:54 EST .

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   GO3  Is there a policy letter or a reg on this? Just curious because one of the services did this years ago for the Bradley Manning stuff. Going punitive on this is, IMO, not the way to go. The train has left the station and to enforce this would mean monitoring everybody's computers at home and work. Don't get me wrong, it's perfectly legal to monitor US citizens who have a clearance, but this seems to be a laughable effort to enforce the unenforceable.
October 16 at 20:45 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Apologies. I meant to post on the Sports wall. My bad.
October 16 at 21:59 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Apologies. I meant to post on the Sports wall. My bad.
October 16 at 21:59 EST .

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   GO3  No biggie. You can delete your comment and repost on the correct wall. I've done it several times.
October 17 at 02:53 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Suggested Viewing/Listening  thegreatcourses.com. My boss recommended this series, but also explained, they are expensive, but have great sales. I have the Math courses I need to know 1/10th of what the people at work know. I've also got a Drawing course, a Latin 101, and a photography course.

I wish my teachers had taught Math (Algebra, whatever ) the way these University Professors do.

I'm 64, I took Algebra in the mid-sixties. I got a D. My dad, an engineer, sat with me each night, trying to drum it into my head. The teacher said I didn't solve the problems "correctly". I got the right answer, but the wrong method. These teachers are teaching me, what my father taught me, not my Jr. High School teachers. And, I understand it! I know what I'm doing for the most part.
October 14 at 21:05 EST .

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