October 5, 2012

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Fuzzy brown dog on rag rug.

Sandokan (Mixed Breed)Sandokan is a 4 year old mixed breed. I looked on petfinder.com and fell in love with the little one when we met at the Santa Cruz animal shelter.


Sunset over hills.

Incredible Sunset (Marshall, NC)I feel blessed to live in a beautiful place, and the view of the hills and neighbouring pastures is particularly lovely at any time of year or place.


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Thanksgiving QuiltGive each member of your Thanksgiving family/friend dinner a square of cloth and ask them to write the year and what they are thankful for. Do this each year until you have enough to make a quilt. It's interesting to see how young people have progressed in their priorities and to be able to read what people were going through at the time.


Graffiti on old brick wall.

Grafitti at Abandoned Building (Asheville, NC)So much amazing graffitti is to be found in random rundown buildings in Asheville. This is a particularly amazing example.


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Keep Brown Sugar SoftBrown sugar will get hard in a heart beat if you don't do something to keep the moisture in the container or bag. Here is a tip I use that really works and is pretty much free.


Ducks swimming in reflection of the sun on the lake.

Ducks in Sunset (Lake Lure, NC)We were visiting Lake Lure, a placid lake nearby, with a marina and many tourist attractions. I suddenly looked to my left and noticed how magical these ducks looked, swimming over the water right as the setting sun cast its reflection. It looks as if the ducks are swimming over the sun! The ripples their swimming bodies make add even more magic to the effect. I quickly asked Jim to take the photo - glad it came out!


Ingredients for decongestant tea.

Nasal Decongestant TeaEvery once in a while I feel congested, or have post-nasal drip, two conditions which do not let me sleep! In addition, I tend to have trouble falling asleep anyway, so I always keep some Chamomile or Sleepy Time brand tea on hand.



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Manufacturer of Winn Dixie Cat Food?Who makes Winn Dixie "Tuna and Cheese' cat food? This is the only thing my lil' old man will eat.


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Composting Potatoes?I canned some potatoes, or thought I did. The lids popped, so I thought I was OK and did NOT pressure cook them. I have found out that they are bad. Can I put spoiled potatoes in my composter?


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