Now onto some better news from our multiple home bases. A few weeks back I tried a recipe that was on the back of the frozen shrimp package for Shrimp Diablo. I made it minus the Diablo (aka jalapenos); I used just regular bell peppers instead as I am trying to cut back on the hot/spicey foods and caffeine to ward off some of the Hot Flashes that I am plagued with these days. It was delicious so the following week I made it again. It was super easy and oh so yummy!
Scott has been doing some work on the cottage for Adele as the Insurance company was not happy that it was open under the porch. He had installed the lattice work you see below and on the last open section he has installed a pair of doors so we still have access to under the porch. If I can remember to do it I will take another picture to share in a future post.
The Fall colors are hanging around longer this year but aren't quite as vibrant as in years past as it has been nearly 3 1/2 months since we last had rain. And now there are forest fires to worry about in both North and South Carolina. The smoke has filled the air all over both states for several weeks now. Scott had a horrible time with his breathing the week of the Election because the smoke was so thick. We desperately need some rain!
|I just loved the contrast on this leaf so I laid it on a section of concrete to take it's picture. I thought it would be fun to play around in GIMP editing it.|
|Scott found a pair of sneakers - BRAND new at the Goodill in Clemson, SC for a very resonable price and I found a few crating tressures... all for under $5.|
|Madeline - "Maddy"|
One day I went over to my Moms to take her the childrens coats that I found at Thrift stores and to visit a bit and this little Princess Witch was there sweeping the floor. She had put her older sisters skirt on and I tied the ties over her shoulders to hold it up for her. She was so funny.
|Kilz applied and ready for paint.|
|I love how the Elepahnt grey looks with the green and white. Now I can hardly wait to get a replacement window in there and it's trim painted a crisp white.|
|I am also thinking a new medicine cabinet and light fixture would be nice too.|
Piper was not happy with the Election results either and possed with her expressions of disppleasure... see she even stuck her tung out. She has really grown into one beautiful cat.
Becky and Scott