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  1. Was it Fesieg the Fierce? http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?...arian+warm+cool
  2. I use an HP 3050 at work, which seems to meet your criteria, although I confess I was not involved in the purchase and do not know the pricing issue. We use a couple of models of printers here, and try to stay consistent.
  3. It was in CW 18. The Paint Like a Pro section has a separate breakout, but I had trouble opening that one
  4. Actually, it's been a good week for me. I let go of control of other's food choices in my family, by imposing a make your choices system (and my stress level dropped dramatically). Cleaned out all the "junk food" at home. In additional started recording everything I eat again, which makes a huge difference. Excercise is so-so. I got out for some walking (under 2 miles each time) 5 times, which isn't bad, but I need to start pushing harder and longer. Lost 5 pounds. I guess it works.
  5. First and foremost, Erin, I'm sorry for your losses. Second, thank you for raising a very important issue that, whether we want to or not, we all need to consider - and it is not a place to procrastinate. Estate Planning is a critical exercise for everyone. Wills are one of the tools that can be used to accomplish this end. For those with minor children, this is most important because it give you the opportunity to express your preference (and give your choice a strong position in court) as to who will have custody of your children should something happen to you. I have seen cases where this stated preference gave a grandparent a stronger position than a non-custodial parent (it doesn't always work, but at least it gives an argument when there is a good reason). In addition to a Will (the rules governing which vary from state to state), it is also good to consider whether or not a living or revocable trust is a good fit for your situation - it isn't right for everyone, but consider asking a lawyer if it fits your circumstances. When in private practiceI was always especially in favor of trusts where someone owns property in more than one state. A third item that I believe everyone should have goes by different names in different states. In some it is called a Medical Power of Attorney, in others a Health Care Declaration, in still others a Living Will. This governs your health care when you cannot express your opinions to your treating physician. It allows you to spell out your preferences about treatment, medications, artificial hydration and nutrition and, generally, to appoint a particular person (or people) to stand in your place and make medical decisions when you can't. Many states require that if you have provided your health care provider with a copy of this document, the care provider must either folloow your written instructions (including deferring to your chosen spokesperson) or tell you up front (before you are in the situation where you can't express a preference) that they are unable or unwilling to do so (thereby allowing you time to choose another provider). In some statess this document also expresses your preference for who should serve as Guardian of your person in the event such a thing is required. As several people have already pointed out, it is equally important that those who will need to act when you cannot know where to find your documentation - both the legal documents that give them authority to act or speak on your behalf, and the records to track down the assets required to meet your intent. Finally, all of your documentation should be reviewed by you on a regular basis (I think Annually usually suffices, unless something dramatic occurs during the year) to be sure that it still meets your beliefs and needs. Best wishes to your family, Erin.
  6. I like Sue's explanation here: http://www.paintminion.com/ddiary/ddiary200701.htm and Talespinner's here: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?...;hl=talespinner
  7. Yea! Yesterday was final weigh-in for "The Biggest Loser" at work. I came 2nd. That's down 4.5 lbs in about 6 weeks. We talked about it and having a group of us thinking about this collectively at work has helped keep the "grab and go" stuff more out of sight in the office, which has collectively helped everyone.
  8. Today's success: Made lunches for the week. I use the salad bag and split it out into smaller bags and add whatever other vegies look good. I use 2-oz plastic containers for various toppings, including banana pepper slices and craisins and fat-free dressing. Then I just dump the toppings into the bag when I am ready to eat, shake it up to distribute the dressing and pour on a plate. It's big and cruchy, so that quickly satisfies two cravings with eating. I also stopped all caffeine intake. Or at least I tried. The headache is enough I'm going to stretch this one out a couple of days. Increased water intake. Brough a sliced lemon and lime to add a little flavor when I want a change. It's a start!
  9. OK, so today I actually did what I planned to do yesterday (at least I'm started) by getting out and walking in teh sun over lunch. Got down to the river to take a look at how far they are coming on putting up the new bridge. Yani - Thanks for the suggestions. You are absolutely right about steamed vegies having more flavor than most other types. My 10-year old "I hate everything green" even likes steamed broccoli - at least once in a while. On that note, everyone, one other way to help keep eating healthy easier, not too expensive, and more fun is to remember to look to add color. The more variety of color in our vegie mixes (salads included) the better.
  10. Count me in too. There is about 40% of me that could go away. Working with Dr and Psycholoist at present. Trying to figure out the "Why?" when I know what I need to do, do I not just do it. Goal for today: Better attitude Goal for tonight: Get on the treadmill!
  11. If twin cities is not too far away, consider Valspar in minneapolis or 3M in St. Paul.
  12. Thanks all. It is the coven, and I think I'll go with the green and grey. I'll have to see if can pick up the "moldy skin" (if for no other reason than the name is great!) at the local store and move forward then. I appreciate the suggestions.
  13. I'm new at this whole painting thing, but am enjoying it very much. Truth be told, I'm currently working on about my 5th or 6th mini, but it is the first "people" type. I'm painting the three witches and am trying to figure out how to get hte skin to look right - it seems to me they are older rather "crone" like (OK, background shows, I'm envisioning the witches from Macbeth) and am not sure how to make the skin look like it should. I've thought about using the fair skin and adding some blue or grey or green, but am wondering if anyone has played around with this before. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  14. If you don't mind the additional suggestion, I've been using tongue depressers. They are light, about the right size, and have a flat surface so I can set the mini upright when I'm not holding it. - N
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