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Member Since 13 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 17 2011 04:35 PM

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In Topic: Don't Touch My Computer!

17 July 2011 - 04:36 PM

Hide the keyboard and mouse but also password protect your computer so random people can't use it. Your company should be supportive of a password anyway if you are using this for company information that should not be for public viewing. You could also use a screen saver that has words on it to get a message across. Maybe "NOT FOR PUBLIC USE" would keep more people from using it? I think you are still goign to have the problem of random people walking up a nd tryign to use it no mater what sign you put up. My husband is a computer tech and when he used to oversee computer labs at a college they would have a computer that was off AND had an out of order sign on it, but students would STILL walk up to the computer and move the mouse or touch the keyboard to see if it was working. It must just be a natural response to seeing a computer or something.

ETA: I just thought of this idea too-- if the space right around the computer is only yours to use maybe you can personalize it somehow so it doesn't blend in with the public use computers. Like put family photos between the monitor and the keyboard or something? Also keep some wipes at your desk and wipe down the keyboard and mouse everyday.

I think you have hit on the right points. I have a password and a screen saver, but people still come up and shake the mouse or tap on the keys. I really like the idea of making the space personal. That may work to differentiate my desk from the public ones.

In Topic: What Good Things Have Happened To You Since Being Gluten Free

13 July 2011 - 08:24 PM

I ditto on the the physical improvements, but I was talking to a person at work today and I realized that since my Celiac diagnosis I have totally re-prioritized my life. I finally get to put "me" first. I know a lot of moms have that problem, and it took me many years to figure out how to do it without feeling guilty or whatever. But now I put my health, happiness, and family ahead of my career. I used to want to be the "boss" - but now I'm comfortable in my job and know that what I do outside of my work day is what makes me be the best I can be.

I'm much healthier now, but I'm oh-so-much happier than before because I spend more time getting to know who I am (besides what I do for work), and I get to enjoy my kids without worrying that I'm not at work. I also like my job. I'm fulfilled.

So how do I spend those extra hours that I used to spend at work? Well, I've learned to cook a little. And the kids help out sometimes, so it's a great chance to spend some time being healthy and getting to spend some time with them - hard to find that time now that they're teens. :)

In Topic: Soggy Pizza Crust

12 July 2011 - 08:04 PM


I made this last weekend and it was really crispy! Baked crust first, then added toppings. I was worried because they said to cook on 425 on lowest rack, but it didn't burn at all. They say that olive oil makes it crispy. It was so good! I hope the recipe helps, but mostly you can just read what they say about how to make the crust crispy. I used a Teflon pizza pan and made a thin crust as directed. Can't wait to try it again.

In Topic: Nothing To Eat

11 July 2011 - 02:34 PM

Well, at least I don't have a nut allergy. Yet.

...Yet... B)

In Topic: Sugar & Substitutes

11 July 2011 - 02:32 PM

You can almost always sub honey for sugar. The taste will be different, but you will get used to it. I prefer the taste now and almost always substitute with honey. There are different kinds of honey. I do not like clover honey.

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