Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Recycling Down Throws

Using small down comforters or throws as pillows is a good way to recycle the material and put it to good use.

Just roll it up as if rolling up a sleeping bag and insert into a pillowcase. That's it!

It conforms to your body just like the expensive, squishy down pillows at the department stores.

It's warm, soft, comfortable, conforming and washable and is a good way to make use of the extra blankets sitting in the linen closet.

This would not be safe to use for babies because it would be too soft and they may not be able to breath if they are laying on their stomach or roll over onto their stomach.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Shrimp in the Hand is Worth Two in the Sea

This haul was much bigger with plenty of
shrimp to clean and put in the freezer.
Sometimes we separate the shrimp by size.
This makes for some special meals when
the freezer bag is full of large and extra large
shrimp.
These we use to fry or make a nice saute' with pasta.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

My Jeep Wrangler is Cheaper Than Smoking!

I quit smoking nine years ago on October 16 and this is my reward!!! A cute '99 Jeep Wrangler! We added up how much money I've saved and it really is quite a large amount and we didn't even account for the huge increase in the cost of cigarettes since that day.
It's a lot of fun to zip around in my new toy and I'm grateful for my healthier lungs and sinuses since quitting smoking. I used to stay sick with bronchitis and/or a sinus infection. I like to think that I've cleaned up my internal environment and think I deserve a Nobel Prize. But, I will settle for my Jeep!

Monday, October 8, 2007

elle's Green Earth...The Savannah River

Spanish moss decorates Cypress trees on the banks of the Savannah River
Many different kinds of creatures survive and thrive in and around this water fixture including;
Alligators
Sturgeon (which are illegal to catch as they go through here to their spawning grounds.)
Beaver
Assorted small fish
Turtles
Eels

Friday, October 5, 2007

Cruising the Savannah River Looking for Alligator


Unfortunately, the two alligators made it into the water before the camera could capture them. They looked to be about eight feet long and were resting in the reeds by the knobby kneed Cypress trees.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007