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Christmas tree blobs are my absolute fave. Send some to me. nm

Posted By: Love sugar cookies, (Pillsbury are great) on 2005-12-04
In Reply to: to all you pro cookie makers - Mom-CMT


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A Christmas Story is my fave Christmas movie...forgot that one!

Can the Administrator remove the Christmas tree cursor from the other boards? :) nm
I do send out Christmas Cards...sm
My youngest was sick the other day at school so I picked him up. While he was resting on the couch, I took that opportunity to start my Christmas cards. I got 20 or so done. Will finish during this week - about another 10-20. I love getting snail mail Christmas cards and think it is a wonderful change of pace (even my next door neighbor sent us one in the mail) from getting emails all day long. This also gives my family a chance to see them as opposed to getting them via email.
To any ICs out there who send Christmas gifts to MTSO, see msg
I'm looking for a different idea than Harry and David.  Do you have any suggestions?  Thanks.
Does anyone send Christmas cookies or presents TO your office, if you are a remote employee? sm
Just wondering if that's a weird thing to do or not.
The sister of a co-worker of mine passed away a few weeks before Christmas. Can I still send a *sm*
sympathy card without looking stupid.  I have been off on medical leave and various reasons have kept me from getting the card out but I really want to send one. 
Merry Christmas! There is a story named Cat and Mouse Christmas...search Google and you'll find
Skip Christmas Day and do drinks/snacks Christmas
Eve and spend a peaceful Christmas doing whatever it is you want to do.  If you're all of 47 years old you're evidently a slow learner  : )
This year I did not put my artificial tree up. This is the first year without a tree at Christmas in many, many years. But our children are grown and the grandkids will not be here this year so I decided to skip it. I do love my tree up and really enjoy it but at 50-something I no longer have the energy to do it. Instead, I decorated the house very simply with candles and several nativity sets. I think my home looks Christmasy and it won't be too difficult to put it all away.
We planted a tree
We had a sink hole starting in our backyard once, it was small at first but was getting deeper and wider. That year we planted our live Christmas tree in the hole, with some additional dirt and gravel, etc. My husband figured the roots would help hold the soil in place and it seemed to work for us... no more hole, just a beautiful evergreen.
Tree stumps
Hi, all!   Does anyone know how to get rid of tree stumps?   Specifically, has anyone ever burned them down to ash?  If so, what did you use to keep the fire going, and how long did it take?  TIA.
Tree stumps

There are products you can buy that provide microorganisms to the stump that will start the deterioration process and the stump will rot naturally. 

You can have the stump ground out.  You'll get a variety of prices.  If you decide to go this route, please make sure the company you choose is insured and bonded and licensed. 

If you decide to try to burn the stump out, you could find it takes a LOT longer that you ever imagined.  Also, once you begin to burn the stump, it will make it almost impossible to grind the stump after that if you change your mind about methods of removal.  The fire and heat applied to the stump make it extremely dry and hard and.

I had a tree and some big limbs fall due to the past hurricanes in Florida and thought I was going to have to have the stump ground out.  I had to call a tree service to trim the other trees in my yard and while there, I had them look at the stump.  They were actually able to "bump" the stump out of the ground in less than a minute with a small Bobcat they had brought.

Just be sure to investigate all your options before making your decision.  Good luck!  :)

tree stumps
I am in the process of burning out some stumps on my property right now (along with a huge brush pile). The guy who is doing it for me has 30 yrs experience and he says that burning it is not always the best method because it can continue burning through the root system for a long time and could crop up in another place and start a fire (not much worry for that at my place right now as I have about 3 ft of snow on the ground). So, burning can be done, just be real careful.
Same here last week. I had a prelite tree
and it was smelling hot. When I checked it the plug had melted into the power strip. Tossed it out immediately and bought a new tree. Glad you and your family are okay. Merry Christmas!
she fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down

she fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down

Either Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby by U2.
filezilla allows you to see the directory tree...and it's free!
Buying and planting a tree or shrub in their yard,
something that blooms/flowers so that they can seek comfort every year and it is symbolic too. 
My Fave?
Arkansas cake (banana cake with no frosting!)  Ooooyum!  It's rip roaring good!! Wash that down with some mountain Dew and you got one of the best taste treats that would rival any five star restaurnat BAR NONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ops are my fave
Years ago when I worked inhouse and was training to do MTing, I was literally scared to death of ops. My boss lady did me the biggest favor of all. She noticed I did not pick the tapes (yes, tapes) for the ops, only choosing others and 1 day I think she was a little upset with me and put me exclusively on ops for about 3 months. Can I say thank you now! I can yo-yo on ops, I don't have any saved so most of my are word by word but most of the physicians I transcribed say the same thing over and over. I have now worked on the same acct for 18 years and I just about know what they are going to say next. Easy money for me. Don't care for H&Ps nor DS, they only slow me down.
If not in suburban Denver, 4 words...granola eating tree huggers.
If you could just QA for 1 day and see the absolute

garbage that QA people have to deal you might understanding where they are coming from.  I don't agree with constant negative feedback.  I do agree if the MT is wrong that corrections should be made and passed along.  I don't believe additional comments need to be made about errors, unless they are repeated errors.  I have had QA people correct things and make snide remarks about how style changes were made months ago and that I had previously received other information, etc.  In every case in which the QA person made such comments I proved her wrong.  I also complained to the MTSO and the person was taken off of QA.

If you are expecting positive feedback, in most cases it isn't going to happen, but I'm a believer that if you tell someone what they are doing wrong, you also need to tell them what they are doing right.

I try to be adult about it, and if I have made a mistake I make a note of it so that I won't do it again, but if I'm corrected for something that I'm not doing wrong I go back to QA with it.   Almost every time QA has come back with you are correct, but and then tell me how they do things or add in a few more cutting remarks I go to the QA manager.

I work in a very particular account and they are frequently changing the way they want things done, but they want them the way they want them, doesn't matter what BOS says, doesn't matter that we are all in agreement that they are incorrect, we have to do them that way.  It may seem nitpicking to the MT that some things are being corrected because they aren't really wrong maybe, but it isn't what the account wants. 


Absolute BS
Baloney! Money talks and if insensitive cruel people buy shocking devices to control their animals, then these collars will be put on the market. Unfortunately in our society, there are no restrictions on who can own an animal. No background checks or mental health requirements. Anybody may own an animal and do with it pretty much what they want. The only qualification necessary is money--not compassion or sensitivity toward the animal--just money. And the same is true of these collars. If they sell, then humane or not, they are put on the market. How sad for the poor unfortunate animals in this world to have such an owner who would actually try to justify shocking them! Anybody incapable of training an animal without shocking it should NOT be allowed to own one.
Who's your fave Beatle?
John, Paul, George & Ringo - my fave is John. So creative and brilliant - such a senseless loss...
She's my fave, too. I don't force anyone into my car either.

What is your fave browser?
Mine is Firefox - love how fast it is, plus tabbed browsing rules! Much better and safer than old Internet Explorer, I must say. BTW, the newest version of Firefox comes out today (free download) which is supposed 2B even better!
My fave's VEGAS!

Anything Vegas is romantic to me......

Go there and find the best suite you can at one of the finer hotels; i.e., Bellagio, Mandalay Bay,  Wynne, and then make reservations at some of the five-star restaurants - then top it off with a fine show, a few hands of black jack, a couple of Black Russians, and a helicopter ride over the strip at night, then if you have time, go to the top of the Stratosphere at their lounge and have another Black Russian.  That view is TOTALLY romantic!  

Whereever you choose, though, I have you have a totally romantic time!


here's one fave from my archives...sm
i had a young neurosurgeon dictating an extremely complicated brain surgery while on his cell phone in his sports car...all of a sudden i hear the engine screaming (sounded like a ferrari!) and him saying, "sh**...I gotta make this light, hold on..." which was followed by nothing but ENGINE noise for a few seconds, then a brief pause, and he calmly continued dictating his complex report...talk about multitasking...i'll never forget that one. :)
My husband's fave........
A good steak and angel hair/broccoli/shrimp on the side. I make it like a scampi and pour over the angel hair/broccoli. Bon appetit!
ER reports are my fave

They are always different and therefore interesting, and the docs always seem in a hurry so they talk fast and I fly through them which makes the line counts rack up really fast. 

I absolute would not not marry someone because of their last name!
I would keep my own last name as I plan to do whether I like his or not.
You are an absolute angel! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Please, you owe them the absolute truth as you know it. SM
Not to discourage them, but it is of the highest importance that every person preparing to enter the workforce understands that for any job not tied to a specific geographic location in some way he is potentially in competition with the entire planet's workforce. English as the universal language is definitely a two-edged sword. But it also means they come ready equipped with an extremely valuable tool-fluent English.

To do anything else would be profoundly immoral and potentially do someone great harm.

The AHDI website has a section on questions frequently asked about MT that would probably be a great help in putting together your talk. It also has a report on Scenarios and Solutions for the Future" of MT. Different scenarios because they just don't know where we'll be.

You could include in your talk suggestions for related work they can also train for that is more geographically tied, such as tumor registrar and ?, and ? Nursing and hospital tech fields, of course, but when you come up with some more of those that still can be mostly done at home, you can come back and tell the rest of us about them.
my ABSOLUTE favorite is...
the alt+tab to navigate between open windows. just hold in alt and tap on tab to see what you have open and let go when you are resting on what you want.
What's your fave Beatle song?
Hey Jude 4 me!
my fave: How to lose a guy in 10 days (nm)
also the wedding planner.
Very HOT!!!!
my fave movie too....but not for Costner...nm

or this one is my fave tons of work..

There usually is for thre first three months at most..then nothing.  I have no problem working on the hard accounts, but when it gets down to $30-$50 a day at most, it gets very frustrating.  One spends all day logging in a looking for work to find one or two jobs.  When you can't pay your bills, you have to move on.  I want to find a company that consistently has the work...have yet to find it.....

I want to learn Spanish so when go to my fave
I got your apology and it is absolute accepted!
I find that surfing the net is an absolute no-no

when I have a bunch of work to do at night.  I try to get up and walk through the house, do a simple chore, get something to drink even if just water, helps me.  If I find myself actually falling asleep while typing it is definitely time for bed because then I have to relisten to my entire dictation to make sure it is good.  My DH is always telling me to go to bed at a decent time and get up early and I'll be more productive, which is really true if you are that tired.  With my work if I'm not out of TAT, I pick the easy/short jobs first and leave the longer/more difficult ones until I've had some rest.   While I may still have lots of minutes left, I don't have as many reports and I feel that I have accomplished something. 


The absolute worst company out there!
I agree - Absolute best show on TV!! nm
What is your absolute favorite cake?

If you had to pick just one cake, what would it be?  I love just about any kind of cake, but I have to say honeybun is my all-time favorite.  I think I could eat the whole thing if I tried. 

Any other absolute favorite desserts?  Oatmeal candy has been at the top of my list since childhood.  My mom always made it at Christmas and now I always like to do the same.  Yummy!

Op notes are my absolute favorite. I can almost
double my line count when transcribing them. You don't have to spend time looking up medications, diseases, etc. Once you get the language/terms down, they move fast. Also, you can create many "normals" if you are doing the same docs over and over on common procedures - T&A, hysterectomies, cholecystectomies, etc.
Smoky Mtns are my NEXT fave place in US!..sm
Spent a lot of time in TN, Smokies back in the 80s, when my child was little....Dollywood, biscuits and gravy, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, I love TN and NC.  Probably my 2nd fave place in the US. 
Who R your fave music artists/groups?
I looove Joni Mitchell, Karla Bonoff, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Dixie Chicks, Elton John, Beatles, Eminem...
This is my all-time fave. You can do partial names also
and it will list all the doctors with the same names, and then you choose the appropriate one. I cut and paste the doc's name and addresses into letters. Super easy.

SS is the absolute worst company. They offer
you the world to get you to stay, but it is a dead end job.  $14.00 is NOT a good rate and twice that is not worth it.  You will work like a dog and get treated like one.   Not a nice thing to say about them.  
That is absurd and an absolute untruth. Please don't make
assumptions based on others posts.  Email addresses are kept confidential through this website.  If anyone has any questions about this, email me.  I'll be happy to respond.
Yuk, sewer backup is the absolute worst. sm
We rented a house for a year about 20 years ago, about 10 houses from where we live now. Every time it poured, the sewer backed up into the basement. Once we had water, 4 feet high too, and it stopped filling about 5 inches from the fuse box. We stayed through the winter and then the foundation cracked. That was enough. We bought a house with a dry basement. I swear, we had everything come in through the sewer-waste, toads, salamanders, you name it. It was gross. As a matter of fact, they put in a back flow valve too. Then the neighbors had the problems. The house is now on the market for over a year. No one wants it.