If it’s Too Cold For You Outside, DIG IN!!!


Now is the time of year where I spend many hours inside talking to myself. Do I need this? Have I worn this lately? What…is… this????

I stick to one room at a time, just like most articles say to do, put some music on and DIG IN! The bags just start forming a line down the hallway. They know where they are going. One by one they get dropped off to some of the many local thrift shops. Oh, I have my favorites, but I try to be fair to them all. The Curiosity Shop in Seaford, DE, the very nice and brand new Teen Challenge Thrift Shop in Seaford DE. Both of these are on Middleford Rd. in Seaford, DE, near the Nanticoke Hospital. The Abacus Thrift Shop in downtown Seaford, DE. The Goodwill on Rt. 13 in Bridgeville, DE, and The Beebe Hospital Thrift Shop on Rt. One in Lewes, DE. They are happy…and I’m happy. My house can breath easier, looks nicer and it is a tax deduction boot! I’ve never really missed anything I’ve taken away. It is a win/win situation for everyone involved.

Author~Carol Johansen – Cooper Realty

Do you like bowling? So do I. Try Laurel, Delaware’s new bowling alley.

Do you like bowling? Well, I do and recently I had the chance to find out it’s still a lot of fun. Especially if you haven’t bowled in a while. There are a lot of towns in Delaware that have bowling lanes. There is one in Millsboro, Delaware, Milford, Delaware and Seaford, Delaware, but we decided to try a brand new one. Bryan’s Bowling Center in Laurel, Delaware next to the Laurel Post Office. They were having their 1st year anniversary. I didn’t do all that bad either! Minimal gutter balls and a couple of strikes, what more could you want? Not bad for not having bowled in 37 years. I think I’ll get together some friends and do it again. Be sure to check out the lanes in local towns near you and go have some fun.

An Abundance of Produce!

carol-tn.jpgDelaware has so many varieties of “farm fresh” produce and vegetables, I was wondering why my husband and I decided to build a container garden last year. We thought it would be fun…and it was! So much so, we built a second one just a little larger this year. There is nothing like a grilled cheese with a nice juicy slice of a garden tomato in it! In our garden this year are radishes, string beans, green peppers, two varieties of hot peppers, broccoli, large sandwich tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, scallions and beets. I can’t wait! Now I will tell you why I’m really happy Delaware has so many delicious foods to offer. Because we can’t grow them all in our yard! Enjoy the fruits of the earth here in Delaware or wherever you live.