January 3rd, 2016


Viva La Resolution!

Did you make any new year's resolutions?
What? And how likely do you think you are to keep them?

I'm planning to try to read at least six long books this year, any suggestions? (Think more The Brothers Karamazov or the unabridged The Count of Monte Cristo, than A Game of Thrones*)

*I'm more likely to have read those already. :)

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Tomorrow the boyfriend and I are going to start test driving our SUV picks (GMC Acadia and Terrain,  Subaru Forrester,  Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander if you were wondering)...

Can anyone give me any tips for negotiating at the dealership we end up at?  When the ex husband and I bought our two cars from dealerships (1 new and 1 used) I got no say in anything.

The boyfriend has zero experience either as hes had his car for the last 10 years..and his dad surprised him with it.

I know with most new cars, youre upside down on it as soon as you drive it off the lot...but if I can get a good deal..might be worth it as we plan to keep it til it dies.

Also...we're going to attempt to do this in Illinois..his mom is cosigning and she lives in Georgia. Is that possible? Anyone have any experience with something like that?




I'm in dire need of new pots and pans, and I've decided to steer clear of non-stick Teflon as well as aluminum surfaces that will come in direct contact with the food. Just to be on the safe side. Do you have any specific recommendations? What do you use?

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On the 21st of December I had dental work done-specifically fillings.
On the 25th of December I was eating something and got this HUGE pain from a tooth that had been worked on (the pain is only really there when I eat using said tooth).
Today-January 3rd, I made an appointment. It was the holidays and I was kind of hoping it would go away (my dentist had mentioned there might be pain for up to three weeks after, and even though this was delayed by four days I was optimistic).

So tomorrow I go for an appointment and I am unsure what to expect. I saw a picture(of the cavity) and the dentist assured me this was a TINY cavity. So what went wrong? And if the filling came out...will I have to pay (assuming this doesn't mean I need a crown or root canal)?

Has this ever happened to you?

footrest for under the desk

So I spend a lot of time on the computer. While I've managed to find a good chair cushion, I find myself at a loss about what to do with my feet. I find myself positioning my legs splayed apart, crossed together, one leg over the other, etc. Usually a foot falls asleep or gets stiff. I figure it doesn't do much good for my feet, since my job primarily involves me standing for 10+ hours.

My friend suggested getting a footrest of some sort.

Would getting a footrest help anything, such as my posture, foot pain, etc.?

Does anyone have any...computer footrest recommendations?