Contribution by Stevie Kirby
There are so many electric companies in Dallas, it’s hard to know who to go with. On one hand I like the idea of keeping my utilities as low as possible since we really stretched our budget to get this house. On the other hand, though, I also like the thought of going with the company I know has the best green standards and does the most for the environment.
Ever since I had the baby I’ve been really, really concerned about whether or not what I’m doing is good for the planet and I try really hard to be not only a responsible citizen but a good member of planet earth. That sounds so hippy! It’s like something my mom would have said back in the 70s. But you know, with so many big companies making so much pollution out there I feel like we each have to do what we can to try not to make the planet a worse place than we found it. I feel like I owe it to my daughter to give her a clean place to grow up and that’s going to be hard to do if we all don’t reduce our carbon footprints.
My husband drove a Hummer (a Hummer!) until he met me but thankfully in the last few years I’ve helped him see the error of his ways. He’s a good man but it’s hard not to get tied up in all the flashy things even when you know they’re not the best decision in terms of money spent on gas as well as for the planet. Anyway, we bought this house and I’m spending so much money on renovating with sustainable materials I feel like it’s silly if I don’t spend a little extra to go with the electricity company that does right by the environment, you know? I guess I’ll have to bite the bullet and put my money where my mouth is!
Posted by J L on May 20, 2013
Posted in Friends and Family • Life • Shopping | Tagged With: clothes, shoes, Shopping, work |
Guest post by Linda Bradshaw
One thing I always like to do is too dress comfortably. I really don’t like to dress to formally as the buttons and fancy shoes tend to pinch me in the wrong places. Since I have to dress up a certain amount for work, I like to relax when I get home. A friend of mine told me about a site that has some really comfortable clothes to wear. The good thing is that it has clothes for both men and women.
The funny thing is that these comfortable clothed are actually uniforms. Isn’t that wild? They are what nurses and doctors wear to work and they are called scrubs. They come in many different styles and colors and they are surprisingly cheap. You can order them online from several different websites.
These clothes are becoming all the rage with certain people. You can look nice as well as be comfortable. Kids also like them as my daughter has some. She says many of the kids wear them as well. They go well with anything and keep you warm at night. I am thinking of getting some more and stocking my closet full of them. That way, I am certain to have whatever I need for any occasion.
Stu told me that his parents promised him a new guitar as a graduation gift when he finishes high school. He is a junior this year, but he is already looking for the one that he wants to ask his parents to purchase for him. He knows they have a budget, and he is trying to stick to their budget. He was asking me for advice on where he coud find the best ibanez selection. I suggested that he try and Google the phrase Ibanez guitars and see what happens.
Posted by J L on May 13, 2013
Posted in Food • Home and garden • Life | Tagged With: cooking, honeysuckle, neighborhood |
One thing that I have been noticing lately is all the different smells that come into my life. The smell of cooking is always good when the food is good. Other smells such as honeysuckle flowers make my day. Other smells however are not as good as others.
The smell of road tar has gotten my attention lately. They are repaving our road and the smell is horrible. I also have not enjoyed the smell of the mosquito spray they are using in our neighborhood. I guess I’ll just have to live with it for now but I’ll be glad when it’s done.
Posted by J L on May 7, 2013
Posted in Friends and Family • Life • Shopping | Tagged With: ceremony, rings, wedding, wedding bands
When Marianne told us that she was finally convinced to tie the know with Geoff, we were quite surprised. They had been living together for almost ten years now, and we thought that they were going to just continue that un-married status forever. I’m not sure exactly what changed her mind; she had always said that she had no interest in getting married. She was telling us that they are going to have a very small ceremony at their house, with only a justice of the peace performing the ritual. They will be exchanging matching tungsten rings for their wedding bands instead of gold. I wonder why tungsten is becoming more popular lately with the crowds.