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Countdown to National Conference

raebates

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Today is July 8. There are only 4 days left until the start of National Conference!


Don’t forget your meds and vitamins. As a diabetic, I take several prescription meds and a whole passel of vitamins and supplements. If you have regular medications you take, make sure to take plenty with you. These are not things you’ll want to put in your checked baggage if you’re flying. I always make sure to take an extra day’s supply just in case something happens to delay my return.

I’m serious about the vitamins, too. If you’re used to taking a daily multi-vitamin, you’ll want to continue that even at NC. A tiny zippered bag would hold enough to get you through NC and would fit in just about any purse or bag.
 

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Today is July 8. There are only 4 days left until the start of National Conference!


Don’t forget your meds and vitamins. As a diabetic, I take several prescription meds and a whole passel of vitamins and supplements. If you have regular medications you take, make sure to take plenty with you. These are not things you’ll want to put in your checked baggage if you’re flying. I always make sure to take an extra day’s supply just in case something happens to delay my return.

I’m serious about the vitamins, too. If you’re used to taking a daily multi-vitamin, you’ll want to continue that even at NC. A tiny zippered bag would hold enough to get you through NC and would fit in just about any purse or bag.



I take a liquid vitamin from Emergen-C. It tastes great, and is very easy to keep in your purse and just pour into a glass of water. So, if you forget to take your vitamin in the morning, just take it while you're sipping a bottle of water. I also have packets of Emergen-C vitamin C, for extra defense while I'm away.

(I take the liquid, because I have a problem metabolizing and digesting most vitamins.)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002HWRY44/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I know that you can get it at Target for a really good price!
 

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SOOOO Excited! Packing is underway - for me, and for the little guy for his different daycare locations.

DH has worked it out so that DS won't have to spend the night at anyone's house. I think he just didn't want to be by himself for 4 days! BUT the way that it's worked out, I won't have to have any dinners made ahead!

Mon: DS goes to his cousins for the day. Aunt L has invited DH to stay for dinner when he comes to pick up DS...so dinner will be there.

Tues: DS goes to his best friends for the day. BF's Mom will be bringing both boys to the Carnival at DH's work and they will eat for FREE there, along with DH. DH will take DS home with him at the end of the evening.

Wed: DS will go to Grandpa & Grandma's. DH will stay for dinner when he comes to pick up DS, and then take him home for the night.

Thurs.: Back to G&G's for the day, and I'll be home that evening!
 

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Today is July 8. There are only 4 days left until the start of National Conference!


Don’t forget your meds and vitamins. As a diabetic, I take several prescription meds and a whole passel of vitamins and supplements. If you have regular medications you take, make sure to take plenty with you. These are not things you’ll want to put in your checked baggage if you’re flying. I always make sure to take an extra day’s supply just in case something happens to delay my return.

I’m serious about the vitamins, too. If you’re used to taking a daily multi-vitamin, you’ll want to continue that even at NC. A tiny zippered bag would hold enough to get you through NC and would fit in just about any purse or bag.

As far as traveling with meds, my mom taught me a great trick. She uses a small zip-up lunch bag to hold everything in. It easily keeps everything in one place.
Everyone might already have a way to travel with meds, but I just wanted to add to the 'wall of advice"! :)
 

lockhartkitchen

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Don't forget, liquids need to be in ziploc bag and shown at security.
 

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I am SOO excited!!!!:chef: :chef: :chef:
 
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wadesgirl

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Tomorrow is my last day of work before conference!!!! A whole week off!
 

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Tomorrow is my last day of work before conference!!!! A whole week off!

Me too!!! And a show on the 17th that I hope I'm not TOO overly excited at and scare people away. I just know that when you get back from conference, you just want to explode with all the new information and ideas!! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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As far as traveling with meds, my mom taught me a great trick. She uses a small zip-up lunch bag to hold everything in. It easily keeps everything in one place.
Everyone might already have a way to travel with meds, but I just wanted to add to the 'wall of advice"! :)

I would not do this for any prescription meds! Any prescriptions (especially narcotics) should be kept in their original bottle with your name and info on it!!
Just don't want anyone to run in to any problems at the airport getting meds taken away! I might be a little paranoid, but hubby is a pharmacist, so we must do it by the book!! ;)
 

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Tomorrow is my last day of work before conference!!!! A whole week off!

Today is actually my last day before Conference. I have funeral leave tomorrow (Friday) for my grandfather who passed away on Wednesday. Viewing on Saturday and then I leave for Chicago on Sunday. What a week. Bad circumstances but I kind of start my "vacation" early. ;)
 

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Today is actually my last day before Conference. I have funeral leave tomorrow (Friday) for my grandfather who passed away on Wednesday. Viewing on Saturday and then I leave for Chicago on Sunday. What a week. Bad circumstances but I kind of start my "vacation" early. ;)

I was going to say AWESOME! until I read the reason why! Sorry to hear that - look at it this way, you can still make it to conference!
 

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Wish tomorrow was my last day of work for good and was just doing PC full time. There's my goal for the next 6 months!
 

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I would not do this for any prescription meds! Any prescriptions (especially narcotics) should be kept in their original bottle with your name and info on it!!
Just don't want anyone to run in to any problems at the airport getting meds taken away! I might be a little paranoid, but hubby is a pharmacist, so we must do it by the book!! ;)

I'm pretty sure she was talking about putting the bottles of meds in a zip top bag....not dumping them out into one. (-:
 

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Today is actually my last day before Conference. I have funeral leave tomorrow (Friday) for my grandfather who passed away on Wednesday. Viewing on Saturday and then I leave for Chicago on Sunday. What a week. Bad circumstances but I kind of start my "vacation" early. ;)

I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. I just lost my grandma this past week and the funeral was yesterday so I know exactly how you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
 

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I just signed up as a consultant today!!!! I am so excited and am considering attending NC this year. Where do I sign up for it?
 

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I was on the FAA web site specifically looking to see if I needed to put my meds in their original bottles. I take 4 a day, and two are taken twice a day ... so for simplicity's sake, I mix my iron pill and my Metformin and carry them in the same bottle. Red and white .. easy to tell apart. Also, I keep my Met in a 7 year old bottle b/c it's small enough to fit into my purse, even though the dose has changed.

FAA web site says clearly that medication labeling is recommended but NOT required .... good news b/c when I fly next month, I will not be checking ANYTHING.

I'm sad that I will not be there ... duty calls, and part of the reason I backed out was that I didn't get $150 for opening a checking account as soon as I thought I would. When the money showed up, I was gleeful but I felt a twinge of sadness over not using it to be with you all. I will be living vicariously through your posts!
 

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Welcome aboard iteachncook! As of right now the only way to register for NC is on site. They've made it clear that there will be plenty of openings.
 

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Welcome aboard iteachncook! As of right now the only way to register for NC is on site. They've made it clear that there will be plenty of openings.

Thanks. This is my 3rd stint with PC. Life always got in the way before. I never attended conference before so I thought I'd do so this time. How much is the onsite registration fee?
 

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It's $275. If you go to CC you can still follow the links for all of the information. You just can't register or reserve a hotel room.
 

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I believe since you just signed up the cost will be $200 instead.
 

raebates

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That's probably true, Chris.
 

raebates

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Today is July 9. There are only 3 days left until the start of National Conference.


Have you checked the fridge? This would be a great day to make note of anything that’s getting low so that you can pick it up. You don’t want their memory of your NC trip to be that there was no milk for their Cocoa Puffs. This will also give you an opportunity to pick up those healthy snacks you’re going to take along. You can unpack them from the grocery bags right into your suitcase so no one else will be tempted to eat them.
 

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Yah I consider my count down to be at 0! Last day of work today! That's where my count down ended! I have to run to the store tonight and pick up a few last things and then get my bag all packed! Cannot wait!!!
 

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Bought my sweater yesterday to go with my Dress - so I have everything I personally need.

This morning, I am shopping for gift bags for my cluster/roommates. I have a snacks for them, but need to buy the other little gifts - notebooks, pens, etc...
 

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I believe since you just signed up the cost will be $200 instead.
You're right Chris. It's $200 for those who signed up after June 15. Booked my flights last night and I'm headed to Chicago! I'm so excited!
 

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Question: Is everyone bringing a carry one... or are most people checking baggage?
 

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Question: Is everyone bringing a carry one... or are most people checking baggage?

We aren't flying but if I was I would just bring a carry on - that's all I've ever done.
 

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We aren't flying but if I was I would just bring a carry on - that's all I've ever done.

We are flying Southwest, so bags fly free. Since we are in no hurry arriving or leaving I will check my bags. Don't have to lug them around!!
 

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I'll check my bag, even though it will cost me, no southwest here in SD! I'm leaving for this conference on my daughter's 12th birthday on the 12th, so needless to say I have to bring something home for her, it's the only way she would be okay with me leaving on that day!!!
 

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I'll check my bag, even though it will cost me, no southwest here in SD! I'm leaving for this conference on my daughter's 12th birthday on the 12th, so needless to say I have to bring something home for her, it's the only way she would be okay with me leaving on that day!!!

I sooo hear you. My daughters B-day always falls with in a day or 2 of me returning from conference then a few days after that is the County fair. I try to make sure she does not get jipped!
 

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I would not do this for any prescription meds! Any prescriptions (especially narcotics) should be kept in their original bottle with your name and info on it!!
Just don't want anyone to run in to any problems at the airport getting meds taken away! I might be a little paranoid, but hubby is a pharmacist, so we must do it by the book!! ;)

I was going to say the same thing. Especially since, depending on how much of your med you are traveling with (and the local laws), you could be arrested for possession of a controlled substance if you don't have the original prescription bottle with you at all times. I have joint custody of my kids with my ex-husband, and since my daughter takes anti-seizure meds, we were told by her doctor and pharmacists to NEVER send her meds in anything but their original container. So just be careful!
 

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Question: Is everyone bringing a carry one... or are most people checking baggage?

I have to do checked, because my first flight of the is a commuter hop and there's no overhead room.
 

lockhartkitchen

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My meds will be in the original container too. I'd hate to have something I need taken away. Expecially my prescription ibuprofen I have for my teeth.
 

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I'm flying Southwest so checking my bags! I picked up my healthy and not so healthy snacks today, as well as some other needed items! I'm soooooo excited!!
 

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Was just thinking about you Mountain Mama! Saw you're doing the cruise too! We'll have to catch up!
 

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We will!! You're not going until Monday, right? We're going Sunday...
 

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I would not do this for any prescription meds! Any prescriptions (especially narcotics) should be kept in their original bottle with your name and info on it!!
Just don't want anyone to run in to any problems at the airport getting meds taken away! I might be a little paranoid, but hubby is a pharmacist, so we must do it by the book!! ;)

I just meant that she put all the original bottles in there together. That way they stayed all together among other things packed. I would never take out of the original bottles, many pills look the same!
 

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If you think the bottle(s) are too big. Go to the pharmacy you get them at. tell them what is going on and they SHOULD label smaller bottles for you to take. The air police do not like un-labled bottles! Pat and I had to do that when we went to Vegas a few years back. My metformin bottle was too big.
 
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