A New Dryer

My Clothes dryer went out day before yesterday, which is horrible.  My old one was only five years old and had already been fixed once!  It had been making an awful racket for the past couple of months and finally just quit altogether.  (I have five children which makes for a lot of laundry!)

I did my research on the internet.  Then went to the store today and found the best deal I could, which was $449.00 before I bought a cord and taxes.  I bought the most simple old fashion dryer I could and it still cost that much. (My old one was one of those pretty HE ones with all of the fancy settings.  It was just more stuff to get broken!)

I totally detest spending money on stuff like that.  This is my official list of things in which I hate to spend money!

Tires, Appliances, Vacuums, Lawn Mowers, Doctor Visits & Dental Work

What are some of your most hated items to spend money on?


My Favorite Monsters

What is your favorite Monster?  I have been decorating for my favorite holiday, Halloween!  I love this time of year.  So I thought I would share my favorite monsters with you.  I would love to hear your stories and find out what your favorite monster is!


The Rougarou is of course my favorite due to its Louisiana roots.  There are many different versions of the folktale.  Some say it roams the swamps stealing oysters and fish from fishermen.  While others say it will attack children that do not follow their Lenten rules.  All of the folklore describe it as a blood sucking part wolf part man creature.


(Rougarou  image from Google Images)


I have been in love with the Vampire since I was in the third grade.  We took a field trip to the neighboring town to watch a play.  (Why they took third graders to watch a scary play, I don’t know.  I had nightmares for weeks.)  I was in awe.  I had never seen anything like it before.  I remember a beautiful young woman with long blonde hair wearing a long flowing white gown. The tall dark and handsome vampire would come in her room from the balcony and bite her on the neck while she slept.  After three bites she was a vampire.  The play made quite an impression.

I loved the Angel series.  David Boreanaz made a very good vampire.


Frankenstein’s Monster

Mary Shelly was definitely ahead of her time with the science fiction Frankenstein novel.  I love that she gives her creature depth and emotions.  He can’t help it that he was created and is hideous!  One of my favorite versions of the story is actually the comedy Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks & Gene Wilder.  If you haven’t watched it, it’s a must!

Young Frankenstein Poster

The Swamp Behind My House

Cypress Tree

Cypress Tree and Knees

Hoosier Creek

Hoosier Creek

Look down the ridge behind my house at Hoosier creek