Friday, March 23, 2007

Dining table with 4 chairs

Meredith and I are selling our dining table and 4 chairs on eBay!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

..and grace my fears relieved!

This was a really wonderful movie.

I am in Jonesboro right now, away from my husband. I am ready to be back in Fayetteville with him.
I also had to get two fillings today. I have always been a person of pride when it comes to my teeth. I never have cavities, and never have to get fillings. I went to the dentist yesterday and was told that I had two "potential" cavities and that I needed to get them filled. The entire right side of my face was numb/paralyzed for the better part of the day. I'm sure I was an amusing sight trying to carry on conversations with people.

Monday, March 05, 2007


I found an article about saving energy in a magazine. There was this energy-saving checklist in the article, and while it is some of it is too expensive for us to follow at this point, it is still interesting and something that we can work towards.

-Instead of setting your thermostat to 70 degrees in the winter, set it to 65 degrees. (save $80-$100 per year)
-Instead of setting your water heater to 130 degrees, set it to 120 degrees. (save $15 per year)
-Instead of using a 75-watt incandescent lightbulb, use an 18-watt CFL lightbulb. (save 4 cents/hr, or about $88 per year if bulb is lit for 6 hrs perday)
-Instead of using a traditional computer monitor, use an LCD monitor. (save $20 per year)
-Instead of washing clothes on a hot/warm cycle, switch to a warm/cold cycle- or better yet, cold/cold cycle. (save 10 cents a load)
-Instead of washing several times a week, wash and dry your clothes back to back in one stint. (save $1 a session, or $52 per year)
-Instead of using a top-loading clothes washer, use a front-loading washer.(save as much as 40 cents a load)
-Instead of using a pre-1993 refrigerator, use a new Energy-Star rated refrigerator. (save $120 per year)
-Instead of rinsing dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, load dishes into the dishwasher as they are. (save 6,500 gallons of water or $30 per year on average)
-Instead of leaving gaps in your ductwork, seal your loose house "shell." (save $300 per year)

There are obviously so many more things than are on this list, but I just thought it was interesting, and can you imagine if everyone made an much energy and- not to mention- money would be saved?

We went camping this past weekend. It was cold. But it was a great time.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Contest madness continues!

Ladies and gentlemen, it's every basketball fan's favorite time of year: MARCH! March means the SEC Basketball Tournament and the NCAA Basketball Tournament.


Moments ago, the SEC tournament bracket was released and I want to see who can pick the winning teams.

Click here for details and to enter.

NCAA tournament contest will be put on hold until the bracket is released on Slection Sunday (March 11).