Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Things are going good and I hope the same on your end. I have been very busy and have not gotten back to some of you just know I have not forgotten about you and I will write, call, or see you soon :)

I've been very busy with life and its little adventures. Lately I've been shopping a lot and enjoying buying new things to decorate the place with. Tis the season. I want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. I would like to thank everyone who has kept me in your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate my friends and family for all the support and I love all of you. Everything has been falling into place with school and all. I find myself pretty busy lately with life and all of its blessings. A lot of amazing things have occurred this year and will continue to occur you just have to have faith.

The family is good and everyone is growing around me. The best part of this season is shopping for the little ones. It's been a blast I've purchased dragons, knights, dolls, and a lot of other fun stuff for the kids. I didn't forget the Big kids those purchases were a little pricier but well worth it. I also did a little indulging myself. I set up a savings account the first part of the year for my holiday shopping and I must say it worked out perfectly. I had the perfect amount of money saved to purchase all my gifts and more.

If you enjoy shopping as much as I do I'd recommend you do the same next year. If you just set aside a certain amount of money each month to save for the holidays then there is no need to worry about having money for Christmas. May everyone be blessed through the end of the year and into the next. The year appears to be ending on a good note.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Very Smart Faucet

This smart faucet is equipped with face recognition technology, able to memorize your face, and then turn on to your preferred temperature and flow when you approach it. Amazingly, this faucet even has a touchscreen display located on top which can be used to check your email, calendar. It should be equipped with WiFi connectivity that can be hooked up to your home WiFi router for fetching emails and calendar updates.
The faucet shall be a good one for those overly busy geeks. So when you’re worried that you don’t even have a minute to shave, you can then shave in front of this faucet as it also lets you check through your inbox, to make sure the precious minutes not wasted while you’re shaving. The faucet is also integrated with LEDs which illuminate to show the temperature, transition from blue to red for higher temperatures. I love this: smart-faucet.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Who Knew?

Carbonation is the product of carbon dioxide being placed into an aqueous solution such as water or soda.

Little do people know that carbonation breaks down calcium in your bones causing tooth decay or osteoporosis. It also increases the amount of alcohol absorbed into the bloodstream, which is why we often mix our favorite with a fizzy drink.

Carbonation does have the benefit of helping ward off pesky bacteria. So if traveling to a foreign country, opt for the carbonated water instead.

Chronic burping often caused by too much ingestion of carbonated beverages can lead to inflammation of stomach lining, peptic ulcer disease, or gastroparesis.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bailout

What did you get out of the Bailout? Most likely you are saying nothing!

One of the things that was slipped into the $700billion bailout that most people aren't aware of is the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) President Bush signed the Act On October 3rd, 2008 and it went into effect on October 3rd, 2009. The House of Representatives passed it 263-171 This Act will affect you or someone you know whether you'd like to admit it or not.

For calendar year insurance plans, the effective date is January 1, 2010. It applies to insurance plans with coverage for 50 or more employees. So small business owners are exempt, which is similar to FLMA protection. Just in case you were wondering why your insurance premiums are going up January 2010 this would be one of the reasons.

The Act generally requires equity in treatment of mental health and substance abuse treatments under a plan. They have to be treated as a regular medical condition.

-Plans cannot generally impose more restrictive lifetime or annual limits on mental health or substance use disorder benefits that those imposed on medical or surgical benefits.

-Plans cannot generally impose more restrictive financial requirements, such as co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance or out-of-pocket expenses, on treatment for mental health or substance use disorder benefits than apply to medical or surgical benefits.

-Plans cannot generally impose more restrictive limitations on the frequency or total use of mental health or substance use disorder benefits that medical or surgical benefits.

-The Plan must provide similar in-network and out-of-network benefits for all coverages.

-The Plan must clarify and make available to participants the criteria used for determining medical necessity of mental health and substance use benefits.
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Put another way, insurers will no longer be able to limit the number of visits or charge higher deductibles and co-payments for mental health and substance abuse services.

“If you have insurance, then your mental health care must be equal to the benefits you get for any other disease,” said Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), quoted in a Reuters article. His daughter has schizophrenia.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Heart


I have peace in my heart
I have peace in my soul

Do you have peace in your heart?
Can you go to sleep at night with a clear mind?

Peace is what everyone needs
Without peace you are a lost soul
Take the time to pray and open your heart
To those who aren't very smart
They need your heart for theirs is dark
You could save a broken heart