Red Coral Earrings
Red coral has been a popular seller lately so I wanted to try a different bead. These little branches are so sweet! The earrings are available at Miss Val’s Creations.
A Tribute To My Neighbor
My neighbor, Fred, passed away at 79 years old. He was such a sweetie! He fought a short battle with cancer so it was too fast!
Fred was a retired boiler man and used to do my annual clean outs for me so I did not have to get stuck in a contract with an oil company.
He was also an avid gardener who gave me tons of lily and iris bulbs a couple of years ago which I have spread out on my property to enjoy for many years to come.
I just wanted to do a little tribute to him here.
I told his wife at the wake that his legacy will live on in my yard. Wakes are so awkward and I never know what to say! It was wonderful to have you as a neighbor Fred!
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
If you are a reader and have not yet read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson , I highly recommend it! The book has a little of everything including a murder mystery, corporate corruption, a love story, complicated characters, a psycho, a dysfunctional family and more!
I recently finished this one and want to see the movie but I am quite concerned that the film will not do the book justice. I may opt for the original Swedish version since I love a great foreign flick and that version won awards! My local library does carry it but it is currently checked out. I will get me hands on it eventually!
As mentioned in prior posts I do try to live as “green” as I can. With water consumption this includes full loads of laundry, being conservative when washing dishes and turning the water off when brushing my teeth. I do not even water the lawn since that is such a waste of water and let Mother Nature do her thing. Yes, sometimes she wants my yard to look like hay. My plantings are hearty ones that can handle a lack of water.
The one guilty thing here is my showers! Being and feeling clean are just as important as saving water. So what I have started doing is shampooing and conditioning with the water at full blast as usual. Then my water saving technique has been to turn the water down half way afterwards for the rest of the shower. I now feel less guilty and still feel totally clean!
I know the picture has nothing to do with water consumption but it showed up in my search for running water and I could not resist posting him. It was found via Yahoo Images with no credit so I do not know this fun photographer’s name.
Jim pointed out that Emmett looks like a gargoyle on top of the fridge. What a good boy warding off evil spirits in the kitchen!
Notice how there is barely anything on the fridge. This is due to the fact if something is anywhere else in paws length Emmett will do everything he can with those long legs to push whatever is there onto the floor! He is a pain in my ass, but I love him.
Thank you for stopping by! I always love reading everyone's comments. Have a great week! ~Val