PeopleWithMS.com Newsletter

December 4, 2004

 

What's new in chat ?

Another fun week at PWMS. Please welcome Lonewolf, aka Bill. He is a 30 year MS survivor! It was a pleasure to have him in chat. We are waiting for his story and picture. 

Need a MRI and don't have insurance?

If you want to apply for a grant to get your MRI paid for by the MSAA, you need to contact them for the forms at 1-888-learnMS. You have to be a USA resident. The MSAA is a US organization, not world wide. 

Jack shared another link that explains the new drug Antegren more clearly  Antegren AKA  Tysabri (natalizumab 

Applebastic won't be hosting for awhile. She is not feeling well. She is still having computer problems. She ask for me to say Hi to all chatters . She will be back soon.    Feel better Apple we do miss you (((hugs)))

Lesley Anne will be going to England this Wednesday till the 20th of December to visit some of our chatters, and friends. Have a great time Lesley!

Please help us remember to ask all chatters to sign the guest book.  It's our only way of sending them our weekly news letter. 

We need pictures and stories of our new chatters. It helps new MSer's to see that they can do it also. It helps to know your not alone. So please help others - we need pictures and stories. They can be emailed to PWMS@peoplewithms.com .

How to become a RA? Simply host and get a room going with enough chatters. Then you may need the extra capabilities of an RA. Our RA's use their judgment  as to what seems appropriate. So the wildly funny comments of one night, may not be as funny the next night when different chatters are present. Keep in mind who is in the room; respect others sensibility and feelings. We try to update our hosting schedule as fast as we get any changes. Check hosting schedule.click here 

If anyone has any ideas on hosting daily or nightly Topic chats please contact us at PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 

 

Host a Party !

We need someone to keep track of our chatters Birthday's!

Get involved ! 

If anyone wants to host a chat party, we provide the room, we clean up! We will send out invitations. We all have birthdays, some have Anniversary's. Help make a friend feel very important. We are all important in chat! Throw a surprise party for a chat buddy. Thank your best friend for being there for you! He or she deserves a party!

Spreading
Christmas
Cheer !

Host a Christmas Party! 

Many of us don't get out as much as we'd like during the holidays.  Due to health, horrendous crowds, weather, or what not.  Be a host or hostess for one night during the holidays.  Donate some time to bringing cheer to others.  

 Email your address to PWMS@peoplewithms.com   

Chat Hosting Schedule

Our revised schedule can be always be found via the schedule link on the chat login page. 

We will keep it updated as soon as we get any change's. Hosting Schedule !

Keep in mind our chat is always open. Guests are welcome anytime of day or night. 

If you come in and one of our hosts or chatters is there, say Hi ! If it says AFK next to their name this means they are away from their keyboard. Please wait, they could be away for many reasons. Like getting coffee. Please be patient, they do return as soon as possible.  

If you have any interest in hosting please contact us at  PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 

Preface . . . 

"WE GO TO THESE ROOMS TO HELP THOSE THAT NEED IT AND TO FORGET OUR OWN TROUBLES.  IT IS NOT A REFERENDUM FOR POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS, OR MEDICAL DEBATE. HAVE AN OPEN MIND...WHAT WORKS FOR YOU MAY NOT FOR ANOTHER." copyright 2004 JLS (JEFFS)

PeopleWithMS contest!

This contest will have a cane of your choice from:

StumblinStyle's Ebay Store   

We thank Bette for coming up with this idea for our contest!

Now that the holidays are fast approaching, how about asking " How do you handle the Holidays?" or "What do you do for the Holidays? Are you on the sidelines?" It can written with a funny tone or regular tone. What ever the person feels at the time.

The start date is now! We will announced the winner in our newsletter December 18th  2004.

All you have to do is email us your entry here  PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

Bette submitted our first entry. click here Bette's Contest Entry

New Stories and Pictures

 This

Could

Be 

You

Your name, story, and photo in the spotlight, right here in our weekly newsletter.  Just send it along to: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

People like to read other stories about MS and dealing with the Every day life with MS. Everyone's M.S. is different and everyone's story is different. Get to know the chatters we chat with. Stories and Picture's  


Recipes

We're starting Recipes again,  If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, e-mail us;  PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 


PUMPKIN CAKE

BEAT TOGETHER: MIX TOGETHER:

4 EGGS 2 CUPS FLOUR
3/4 CUP OIL 1 TSP. BAKING SODA
2 CUPS SUGAR 2 TSP. BAKING POWDER
1/2 TSP. SALT
1 TSP. CINNAMON
SIFT ALL THIS TOGETHER AND MIX WELL WITH EGG, SUGAR AND OIL MIXTURE. ADD 1 CAN PUMPKIN PIE FILLING. POUR INTO A GREASED AND FLOURED 13 X 9 CAKE PAN. BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 40 TO 45 MINUTES.

FROSTING:

1 STICK MARGARINE
8 OUNCES CREAM CHEESE
1 POUND CONFECTIONER SUGAR
1 TSP. VANILLA

MIX ALL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND MIX WITH MIXER. BLEND WELL. FROST CAKE. TOP WITH CHOPPED WALNUTS.

ENJOY

Thank you Judy !


BBQ MEATBALLS


2 pounds of lean ground beef
3/4 cup of bread crumbs mixed with 3/4 cup of milk


Mix them all together and form into 1" meatballs


SAUCE

1 cup of Heinz ketchup
3/4 cup of water
3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
41/2 tablespoons of white sugar
1/2 cup of finely diced onion
1/2 cup of finely diced green pepper

OVEN ....375
Put the meatballs in a large baking dish ( like a 9x13" cake pan) pour the sauce over top, and bake without a cover for 1 hour , to about 1 and 1/2 hours....baste every 15 minutes.

Thank you Lesley !


MACARONI & CHEESE & BEEF

1 tablespoon of salad oil ( Crisco )
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1 medium sized green pepper, chopped
1 pound of lean ground beef
2 15 ounce tins of tomato sauce
3/4 of a 16 ounce package of ziti macaroni
2 cups of shredded ( grated) cheddar cheese

1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil, and cook the onion and green pepper until
tender. Stir in the beef, over med.-high heat, cook until it is browned. Spoon off any
fat., if there is any. Stir in the 2 tins of tomato sauce and 3/4 cup or water.; heat till  it
boils. Reduce the heat to med-low ; cover the frying pan and simmer for 25 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, prepare the macaroni as the label directs , drain

3. Stir macaroni and cheese into the beef mixture until the cheese is melted

Thank you Lesley!


Berry Cheesecake Brownies

1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup creamy butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided use
4 large eggs, divided use
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, divided use
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup fresh or frozen, unthawed raspberries

Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
Combine chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan; melt over low heat, stirring frequently. Cool and pour into a medium mixing bowl. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar. Whisk in 3 eggs, one at a time, 2 teaspoons vanilla and salt. Stir in 3/4 cup flour; mix well and pour into the prepared pan.
In a small mixing bowl beat together cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar using an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons flour and lemon juice until smooth.
Spread in an even layer over brownie batter; sprinkle with berries.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is puffed and tester comes out with crumbs. Cool in pan on rack; refrigerate to set before serving.

Makes 18 bars.

Thank you Judy !

All of the recipes are saved on our web site! Check for more here.  click here

COMPUTER TIPS!

Starting now we need to get some tips on computer issues. They will be put in the news letter for one week, then put on the links page of our web site so we can share with others.  Please email any tips you think may help others PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com 

New Link Sightings Latest Links 

News Sightings   Always check out the News Page for the latest, breaking news.

Every week we add new link sightings which may be of interest, as reported by our visitors.  This will highlight new links you may want to investigate, before they disappear into the obscurity of some huge link listing.  If you come across any site which you think may be of interest, please e-mail us PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com with the site address and a brief description of what you found interesting on the site.  We'll include it in the next Newsletter.

New on the Website

Message Board: We are slowly working on a message board. Crystal's Husband Daver has given us hope and help! This will give us a forum for discussion of MS topics. And fun stuff too. It really will come it's much more detailed them we expected ! There is so much time in a day.

*** We Need Your Help * * *

Helping Chatters Get Into Chat

People continue to have difficulties getting into Dreamchat.  Tell us in detail what you have to do to a firewall, anti-virus program, or Pop-Up blocker program in order to get in.  If you had to upgrade your Windows or Internet Explorer Service Pack, tell us from what, to what.  We will start a page devoted to all the different problems people have had, and how they have overcome them, as a resource page for new chatters.

*** One major trouble people have been running into recently is with their Internet Security & Firewall Programs.  Holding down the CONTROL key while entering seems to cure the problem.  So give it a whirl if you get stuck at the log-in page. *** 

DreamChat Trivia (repeated by popular demand)

  • New to Dreamchat and wondering how to make those neat little smileys and pictures in the text? Easy, here's the Cheat Sheet:

:) Smile   :* Kiss
:( Sad >-- Rose
;) Wink <love> Love
;} Wry <strobe> Strobe
:p Tongue <nuke> Nuke
:o Gasp <boom> Boom
:# Mad <star> Star
  • How do I copy and paste something?  Mark it as you usually would with the mouse.  Then use CTRL-C to copy it, and CTRL-v to paste it in the message window.

  • I'm a member.  I uploaded my avatar, and nothing happened.  What's up with that?  Even if your avatar is the specified 50 * 50 pixels, and no bigger than 15KB, there is no confirmation.  Apparently because DreamChat personnel review all permanent member's avatars to make sure they are acceptable.  (Whatever that means.)  If they are, they send back an approval in a day or so, and the next time you sign in, "poof" your new avatar appears.

Crystal's Corner 

 Crystal is back! 

Crystal has sent us something new for this week.

Please click here Crystal's corner 

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