Office Depot – Tops in Customer Service

I bought a new monitor last December from Office Depot. It's a nice large one that really helps with my eyesight. There was a rebate that made this particular monitor the best deal for me. I followed all the rules for the rebate, even made copies of everything that was sent and registered for it online. The rebate was accepted. I got the email that also said to keep checking back on the status of my rebate. I kept checking for months. By March it finally said that this was a third party rebate and the company wouldn't be sending me my $80! What? There was an address for the company and no … [Read more...]

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Mean Mom

I am the Mean Mom. Always have been, always will be. I wear the title proudly. As any mother knows being mean according to your kids is not the same as being mean in adult terms. When we're mean, we're setting limits, laying down the law and making sure the kiddos learn all they need. We want our adult children to be giving members to the community and make us proud. So Mean Mom has a mission and it is an important one. Today my mission was to get Peanut to school even though it was the last thing on her mind to do. Even though she didn't eat breakfast, decided that cleaning her room was on … [Read more...]

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Support

Support groups are one of the best ways to cope with chronic illnesses. My friend and I run a support group for people with chronic illnesses. We really aren't leaders of the group though. It runs itself. The great thing is our group is Christian based so we all share a common faith. Now that doesn't mean we all are in the same place with our faith or that we aren't challenged when we get sick, have relapses, get worse or feel depressed or angry. It means that we can pray for eachother, speak openly about Jesus and share our feelings on a really deep level. Today we didn't go by the book … [Read more...]

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It’s Raining It’s Pouring

The weather outside is frightful, thunderstorms are hitting us as they did yesterday. I finally was able to stay awake long enough yesterday to actually accomplish something constructive. I drove Peanut to a friend's house for a play date and went through the drive in ATM to deposit some checks that have been sitting here for about a week. I felt like I had just escaped from prison. Yes to take a shower, put on clothes and drive my car was a big deal for me. Woo Hoo! Stop the music and don't let me dance again. I mean come on, this is exciting news, really. Today I even made it to church … [Read more...]

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When You’re Sick and Don’t Know Why

I have so many chronic illnesses with overlapping symptoms that when I get sick I don't know if it's just a cold, something more serious or which one of my health conditions is causing my problems. What makes it even more frustrating is that I don't know what doctor to call for advice. Because I'm on immunosuppressent meds, a cold or virus can be a big deal. It can take months for me to get it out of my system and what is "just a cold" to others can turn into something serious for me. For the past 3 days now I've felt like crud. I can hardly stay awake, my head is pounding, my throat is … [Read more...]

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