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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tis A Good Day To Shop

June 21, 2018

Good morning.  Well, it's looking kind of "iffy" outside right now.  There's a bit of sun peeking out from behind some clouds, no rain yet, and temps today should be in the mid to upper seventies.  For the life of me, I can't figure out how the forecast can change so quickly. 

We changed our outing plans from today till tomorrow because it was not supposed to be as nice a day today.  I guess the weatherman is not on speaking terms with Mother Nature.  These two need to get together so that folks like me can plan our days out.

DIL Janet came by last evening after work.  We decided not to fire up the oven to cook the pizzas because it was too hot, so we had Marie Callender pot pies instead.  They can be cooked in the microwave and are delicious.  We decided to meet this Saturday at the Christmas Tree Shoppe to do a bit of shopping.

Today, Pogo and I are planning to go to Ocean State Job Lot and pick up some bird treats and a few other things.  So, if it is going to rain, maybe the rain will wait until after we get back home from our little outing. 

I have some more photos to share of the flowers in the garden and around the yard.  The white rose is growing in a little patch near the front corner of the house, and the yellow rose grows in a little garden near the front door.
 


While I was out taking a few photos, I decided to stand beneath the Red Japanese Maple tree and take a photo looking up through the branches to the sky.  It makes for an interesting photo.


This last photo shows the little yellow petunia that fell out of the big plant on the porch.  I thought it might grow some new roots if I put it in water.  We'll see.


There's not much happening around here today other than a bit of shopping.  So I think on that happy note, I'll take my leave.  Pogo keeps running over to the door to look outside.  I think he's anxious to go shopping too.  So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Happy Birthday Gary Jr.

June 20, 2018

Good morning.  Today is looking to be a beauty, with temps in the low eighties, lots of sunshine and a bit of a breeze to keep things comfy.  It's also my son 's birthday.  Gosh, where does the time go?  Not too long ago, (in the photo below) Gary Jr. was two years old, playing outside with his little dog Susie and his sister Deanne.  Today he's the father of six beautiful children and a grandfather of two awesome little boys.  Happy Birthday Gary Jr.  I hope your day is awesome.  I love you.

 
Today I have a couple photos from the garden to share.  This first photo is one of the peonies getting ready to burst open.
 
 
This next photo is one of my lilies.  Look how tall this one is.  The fence is six feet tall and the lily is taller than the fence.  I don't even know what color this lily is, so I'm going to have to wait for some of the buds to open.  You can see one of the white peonies next to it.
 
 
I was planning on going out to do a couple errands today, but tomorrow is going to be a bit cooler, so I think Pogo and I will do our errands then.  In the meantime, I'll make a shopping list so that when we go to Ocean State Job Lot we don't forget half of what we went there for. 
 
Today I think I'll see about filling up a bag of  "tossables" to put in the recycle bin.  I'm also trying to put together another big bag for the Big Brother Big Sister folks to pick up.  Aside from that, Pogo and I will spend a little time just sitting out on the porch and relaxing. 
 
In the past few weeks, I've  had a bit of fun on my laptop, and now my quick page folder is over flowing.  So today, I'm going to post two quick pages.  These might be nice for photos of those wonderful guys in your life.
 
 
Here is your download link:
 
 
Here is your download link:
 
Later this afternoon, DIL Janet will be coming by.  I've been saving two spinach pizzas in the freezer for our supper.  Mmmm. yum yum!  On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
 
Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

My Sign Is Scorpio

June 19, 2018

Good morning.  Yesterday was a hottie!  Thank goodness for the beautiful breeze flowing through my yard.  It made it easier to deal with the warm temps.  Late in the afternoon, things started looking like a storm was coming.  Or at least some heavy rain.  Nope.  Eventually, we did get a little rain, but not very much.  There's only one tiny puddle out front. 

I was born in November, and my original birthstone is Topaz.  Imperial orange and yellow Topaz.  For some reason, some birthstones have been changed over the years.  Now folks use Citrine for November's birthstone.  This is also a beautiful stone.  But I've been hunting for a long time for some Imperial Topaz (that I can afford).  Here's a photo of an Imperial Topaz that I borrowed from the web.

The colors range from a peachy orange to yellow to golden orange.  Isn't this gorgeous?  Is it any wonder that I am partial to orange? 

A while ago, I came across a small planter (or pencil holder) shaped like little Groot.  Oh gosh, I fell in love with it and just had to have one.  God bless Amazon.  They have just about anything.  I ordered my little planter and it arrived in the mail yesterday.  I put  a tiny plastic plant in it and set it on the railing on my porch.  Isn't this just the cutest?


When I go outside to tend to the plants in the greenhouse, my little Pogo stays right by the gate on the porch and keeps a watchful eye on me.  I can't help myself.  I have to take another photo of him.


Pogo feels really safe on our porch.  He can bark at anyone he wants to and then he runs behind me or beneath the little plant table if something starts to feel threatening..  Behind this gate, he's a Great Dane.  Or so he thinks!

I got a couple new catalogues in the mail, and one of them has the cutest animal planters.  They are all shaped like different doggie breeds.  I thin I may have to get me the Yorkie planter for the porch.


Today I want to find a place to hang my new red, white and blue star.  Once it is hung, I'll take a photo to share.  Other than that, Pogo and I have no special plans for today.  We're just going to hang out and enjoy watching the birds and the little critters in the yard. 

It's sunny now, with temps in the high seventies.  We should reach the low eighties in a few hours.  My new little Windmill wind chime is telling me that there is a gentle breeze outside, keeping things quite comfy. 

On that happy note, I'm going to take my coffee and head for the porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Heat Is On. Summer Is Coming.

June 18, 2018

Good morning.   Well, yesterday got rather warm here, but today is supposed to be even hotter.  Pogo and I will spend some time on the porch this morning before the heat takes over.  Temps yesterday reached the low nineties.  We do have a little it of a breeze to help keep things comfy. 

Yesterday, while we were out on the porch, I moved a few plants around.  I brought out an elephant planter that I bought a while ago, and put the double impatiens in it.  Then I found a shady spot for it.  Two of the plants eaten by the critters were placed back in the greenhouse.  Hopefully, they will be able to recover from their injuries. 


 I also took a photo of my owl wind chime that hangs on the porch.  He rarely ever makes a sound, but he's nice to look at.


While we were at Home Depot the other day, I also picked up a couple of tiny cactus plants.  They are looking rather nice on the porch rail.


I also got another nice photo of my handsome little guy while we were on the porch yesterday.  I think he's wondering how long before we get to go back indoors where it is much cooler.  He talks to me telepathically.  Does your fur baby do this?


While I was at my doctor appointment the other day, I asked the doctor if he had any ideas how I could get rid of the loose fatty skin hanging from my arms.  I don't know how it got there and I'd like to get rid of it.  He said I could try exercising, but that I couldn't really get rid of it all.  Hmmm, not quite what I wanted to hear.

When Deanne was here, she suggested the rubber exercise bands.  So I went online and ordered them from Amazon.  They have just arrived, so guess what I'll be trying out this afternoon.  I'll let you know what I think of them in a few days.


Yesterday, Joe turned back half of the black screen cover on the greenhouse.  This will allow a lot more sun to get in at the tomato and pepper plants.  I hope this helps.  It gets hot in there, so I'm going to have to keep the door up during the wicked heat and just keep an eye out for critters.

It looks like the breeze just picked up a bit because my flag out front is starting to wave a bit spasmodically.  It's time for me and Pogo to go out on the porch to enjoy the breezes..  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day

June 17, 2018

Good morning.  Gosh, what a beautiful day we have here in New England.  The temperature is currently in the low seventies and will soon be in the mid to upper eighties.  The sun is shining and there is the tiniest breeze keeping things comfy. 

Friday, a package arrived with a new wind chime that I had ordered for the porch.  I love wind chimes, and this one is a little windmill. 


I made a big bottle of hummingbird food, and Joe filled the feeder and hung it up for me.  Now I just need some little visitors to use it.


Yesterday Deanne and Pogo and I went shopping at Home Depot so that she could pick up a gift that she had ordered for Eddie.  While we were there, I found a beautiful new hanging plant for the porch.  I took the pansy plant down and put up the new one. 


The pansy plant is now hanging inside the screened area of the porch.  It's rather thin, so I will pick up a couple more pansy plants to put in it. 

When we were leaving to go shopping, I found that the mysterious hungry critter had started eating the other two plants that were on my step.  Well I'll be danged!  I made sure to close up the greenhouse before going shopping. 

Now I have these other plants inside the porch trying to recuperate from their misfortune.  There's a lesson here to be learned.  I just have to figure it out.  I can't understand why the plants in my yard are so much more tasty than the ones in everyone else's yard.  The folks across the street grow lots of beautiful veggies right in their front yard and none of the critters ever bothers them.  Go figure. 

While I was at WalMart the other day, I found the prettiest yarn and had to buy some.  I'm not sure what I'll make with it yet.  It was the jumbo size skein, and the only one they had.  It's called Spearmint, and it's an ombre, so that means it makes its own layers of colors.    I bought some "Minty" yarn to go with it.  Isn't this pretty?


Today is a day to honor all the fathers everywhere.  Keep in mind, a man doesn't have to be a biological parent to be a father.  Father is the man who helped to raise you, he fixed your boo boos, he tucked you into bed at night, he loved you.  So, to all you wonderful guys out there, Happy Father's Day!

Here's a new quick page to show off your favorite photo of your Dad.  This little fellow is resting in his favorite place.  Ah, now this is the good life.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ph0nyvvx804pvz0/EB_-_QP_2018_-_39.zip

Now before it gets too warm, Pogo and I are going to sit out on the porch for a while.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Bobby and Sean

June 15, 2018

Good afternoon.  Gosh, where has the day gone?  I had a doctor appointment this morning, so I only had time to have my coffee, feed Pogo and read some blogs before it was time to get ready to leave.  Today I got to meet my new primary care doctor.  I'm not crazy about change, but I had no choice.  However, the new doctor does seem very nice.  He also takes the time to explain things and answer any questions one might have. 

Today is my grandson Bobby's birthday, and my stepson Sean's birthday.  Happy Birthday guys.  I hope your day is filled with love and happiness.  I love you. 

On the way home from my morning appointment, I had to stop by WalMart to pick up my new prescriptions.  While I was there, I did a bit of grocery shopping too.  The worst part of shopping is having to carry all the bundles into the house and then put everything away.  It usually ends up taking my breath away.  However, today I did pretty good. 

Sadly, when I got home, I found that something had eaten all the flowers and most of the stems on my white petunia plant.  Well, dang it all!  If I knew which critter did this, I could leave out food for it so that it would leave my plants alone.  Thank goodness, I had not opened the greenhouse before I went out. 

The good news is that when I brought the mail in, there was a package for me.  I had ordered a copper ring from JTV.  It is set with a lab created padparasha sapphire.  I thought I would like to try the copper jewelry to see if it agrees with me.  Wowsie!  What a gorgeous ring.  Of course it helps that the color of the gemstone is my favorite color.  Here's a photo, but it doesn't really do the ring justice. 


As soon as I started typing here today, Joe's truck pulled into the driveway and Pogo started barking his greetings to Joe.  Of course, that meant that I had to stop what I was doing and follow Pogo out into the main house so that he could have his turkey treat. 

Today I have photos of more of my flowers and shrubs to share.  I've always thought that this first flower was a Sweet William or a Phlox, but I looked it up on Google and it looks like it might be Lunaria Annua.  The flowers on my plants only have four petals, whereas the Sweet Williams and the phlox have five petals.  Hmmmmm.  Well, either way it is very pretty.


Out near the front end of the driveway there's a huge shrub with the prettiest white flowers.  I have no idea what the name of it is but it is really beautiful.  Here's a photo of it, plus a close up shot.



Now I think I'll go see what Pogo is barking at and maybe sit out on the porch with him for a while.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

So Who Rescued Who?

June 14, 2018

Good morning.  The sun is shining, there's a nice breeze and the temps are seventy degrees and going higher.  I woke up this morning and saw this amazing little doggie sitting up in his chair, just looking at me.  He was wanting his breakfast, but he was going to let me sleep longer before waking me up.  I think to myself, what did I ever do to deserve this awesome little guy.

I guess this is a case of who rescued who.  My beautiful Tootsie had gone off to Rainbow Bridge and I was missing my best friend.  Then one day the shelter folks came by to do a home check and brought this adorable little fellow named Pogo with them.  It was love at first sight, and those shelter folks left him with me.

Here's a photo from that first year.  My little guy was afraid of being left alone, so I took him to work with me whenever I could.  This was also one of the last times that he wore a collar.  I bought him a harness after that.  I also bought him just about every little shirt in his size.  Isn't he just precious?


Life is simply awesome with this little guy.  So whatever I did to deserve having him in my life, I hope I keep on doing it. 

Yesterday, I got a couple more packages in the mail.  One was the yarn that I had ordered, and the other one was a couple things that I had ordered.  One of those things is a Conway Twitty CD.  It's an album of "never before released recordings" put together by his daughter Joni Twitty Ryles.



This guy is one of my all time favorite country singers.  Today I'm going to enjoy listening to my new CD.  Speaking of music, the coffee mug that I'm drinking from has a photo on it of my little guy singing his heart out.  (I had the photo on my Christmas card printed on a mug)

Today I thought I'd share photos of my Rhododendrons.  I have a lilac bush and a white bush.



I have more photos from my garden, but I'll save them for another day.  Today is a gorgeous "porch" day so I'm thinking I'll grab a bottle of cold water and my crocheting, and Pogo and I will go sit on the porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.