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Sunday, April 19, 2015

It's Another Pretty Spring Day

April 19, 2015

Good morning.  It looks really pretty outside my door.  The sun is shining, and it is a bit on the cool side.  Only 49F degrees, but working towards 57 degrees.  Tomorrow will also be in the 50's but with rain.  Hopefully, the warm temps will be back after that.  I have to tell you that yesterday was simply awesome!!!  Sunny and warm with a little breeze.  I could definitely handle that year round.  (just dreaming out loud)

Joe will be putting all the potted plants outdoors on my doorstep in a little while.  We put them out every day, and bring them in after supper.  Some nights are still a bit too cool to be leaving them outside all night.  Pretty soon though!

Yesterday was one of my worst days for feeling yucky.  I missed out on going to see Jazzy in "Shrek The Musical."  Hopefully, I will be back up and running in time to see her perform in the High School Drama production.   Tomorrow I will call my doctor to see if there is something I can take to get better quicker.

When some of the dwarfs went shopping yesterday, they picked up a few things for me too.  Friends and family call to check on me and to see if I need anything.  God blesses me.  I am indeed a very lucky lady.

Today I have a few photos from my last visit to the park.   I had mentioned before that I hadn't seen any swans, but I did see them on my last visit. 


This next picture shows a couple of birch trees that I think are just beautiful.  (I must because I have taken tons of photos of them)


Another photo that I thought was rather interesting is this next shot of a group of pigeons resting in a nearby tree.  There is so much beauty surrounding us.  We just have to stop for a moment and look around.


Well, I've been up for a while now so I think I'll climb back into my lounge chair and crochet a bit while I watch the Weather Channel.   So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 17, 2015

It's Not Nice To Be Mean To Old Ladies

April 17, 2015

Good afternoon.  Wow.  I don't what I did wrong, but this post was almost finished and all of a sudden it was gone!!  Just disappeared!!  Well, I'm not going to try to remember what I had written and re-write it all over again.  This is very discouraging. 

I was in a very nice mood, and now I feel as though I've shot my foot off!!  Well, not technically, but you know what I mean.  I really don't like it that my laptop and Blogger have minds of their own and care so little for what I want.  This was not a very nice thing to do to me!!!

What I wrote earlier - in a nutshell - I slept very late, Pogo won't eat doggie food for breakfast, new dwarf seems like a nice guy, I'll call the doctor if I'm not better by Monday, and it's wet and gray today.  I think that about sums up what I had written.

So before take my leave to go look for something tasty for our lunch, I have some cute photos to share that I had taken the last time Pogo and I went to the park.  There was one pair of pigeons that I found quite beautiful and interesting to watch.





Tonight, (and over the weekend) Jazzy will be performing in Shrek the Musical with one of the drama groups that she belongs to.  I'd love to go, but not while I'm coughing.  Good luck Jazzy girl.  I'm very proud of you.

Well, that's my news for this morning.  Now I'm off to the kitchen to see if there is anything in the refrigerator that might seem tasty to Pogo.  He needs to eat.  I don't want him getting sick too.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Wobble Wag Giggle Dog Toy - Friend Or Foe?

April 16, 2015

Good morning.  I wish I could say I was all better but that's not the case.  However, I did wake up hungry for spaghetti this morning.  So maybe that's a good sign.  I headed for the kitchen to make up a pan of pasta, but just could not deal with having to wash up a batch of dishes and pots.  So instead, I made up some Ramen noodles.  It's not the same, but" noodles is noodles"!

I'm not the only one with strange tastes this morning.  Pogo even ate a bit of doggie food for his breakfast.  Heavens forbid!!   I noticed that he was coughing a bit during the night, so I hope he is not catching anything from me.  His appetite has been off a bit lately, so maybe he has caught a bit of my cold (or bug or whatever it is that I have). 

I'm not sure what it is that I've caught.  I had thought that it was a Spring cold, but it hasn't been acting like a cold.  After several days of just plain yuckiness, some of the congestion is beginning to break up a bit, but now the aches and pains are setting in. 

Yesterday, I felt as though I may have actually lost a few pounds because of all the exercise I was getting running back and forth to the bathroom.  However, I'm sure if I stepped on a scale, it would not support any loss of poundage.  Drats!

Yesterday's mail brought a couple of surprises.  One not so good, and one maybe good for a little fun every now and then.  The not so good item was the Comcast cable bill.  I opened it and found a $40 increase.  Wow!!  

Needless to say, I promptly called the cable company and rasped and coughed my way through a very unpleasant but necessary request.  "Lower my bill or I shall see what Verizon will offer me."    This call resulted in a one year deduction, bringing my bill back to where it was before, a six month subscription to HBO for free and a "hope you're feeling better soon, Ma'am."

The next surprise was a box containing a new toy for Pogo.  I had ordered him a "Wobble Wag Giggle Dog Toy" (as seen on TV).   I had also ordered one to send home to Sassy (Dee's little doggie).  Well, at first Pogo seemed interested in the new ball because it moved and made noises.  But when it stopped rolling, he would lose interest in it.  Hmmm.


Next I sat Pogo on my lap and had the ball by my side.  Every now and then I would give the ball a quick little nudge and it would make some noises.  However, this did not make Pogo very playful.  Instead he tried to kill the ball.  Man oh man, if you could have seen him attack that ball!!!!!  If Pogo had teeth, the ball would be totally destroyed!!

So for now, the ball sits ever so lonely on the living room floor.  According to Deanne, Sassy was thinking she might enjoy her new toy until it started making noises and rolling towards her.  Sassy ran for her life, and now that ball sits on their kitchen floor in hopes that maybe one of the cats will play with it.  Hmmm, where did I go wrong?

My crochet projects are not progressing very well.  Most of the time I'm just not in the mood to concentrate on crocheting and counting (rows).   I do a row, then put it down.  I've been wanting to bake some cookies, but I haven't been in the mood for that either.  So, last night, I gave the cookie dough to Joe and he baked up a batch of cookies.  They must have been good because most all of the cookies got eaten before everyone went to bed.

We had a new dwarf move into the house yesterday afternoon, and so far it looks like he might just fit in nicely.  Ours is a very different kind of rooming house.  You have your room, which is private, but then the rest of the house is "common area" which is shared by everyone.  All the dwarfs pitch in to keep the common areas clean, and everyone gets along like an extended family.  We watch out for each other, and it actually works out quite well. 

That's about all the news for now, and the lounge chair is calling out to me.  Before I go, I want to share a rather cute tee shirt that I found in one of my catalogues.  This one is for my friend, the Queen Jester.


I've taken something for my achy body and now my eyes are getting droopy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Last Day For Taxes

April 15, 2015

Good morning.  I'm just popping in to say that I'll be taking another day of lying low.   God bless my little Pogo.  He let me sleep in all morning, but I feel so guilty of neglecting him.  I just made him a nice plate of thinly slice steak (all cut up teeny tiny) for his breakfast, and I've made a hot cup of coffee for me. 

Now I'm going to curl up under a blanket on my lounge chair and hopefully take some of the wind out of this cold.  I'll leave you with a photo of a pair of the cute ducks that live at our park.



Don't forget to mail your taxes folks.  They need to be at the post office before midnight tonight.  I want to thank everyone for your caring thoughts.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay well and have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Bit Under The Weather Today

April 14, 2015

Good morning.  It rained a bit a while ago, and now the sun is shining beautifully.  It was in the 50's all night and today should be in the low 60's.   However, we'll be watching the sunshine through the door.  I've had a chill since yesterday, and my throat is a bit scratchy.  I have a bit of a cough, and I think I'm coming down with (or my body is trying to fight off) either a cold or whatever is going around. 

Last evening, I edged around the armholes on the shrug.  Once I get the loose threads worked in, I'll take a photo to share.  Next, I started a new project.  It's a shawl from 1970, and I'm using "Light Raspberry" yarn.   I love this old pattern book, and I've been wanting to make another project from it.  Here's a photo of the of the shawl in the pattern book, and a photo of my new one.  I just love this light raspberry color.



Pogo and I went out yesterday for a while, and we stopped in the park before we headed back home.  It was a beautiful day, but I was feeling a bit chilled so we stayed in the car.  I'm hoping that whatever it is that I've caught doesn't last very long. 

I've put the plants out on the door step, and Pogo has had his breakfast.  Now I'm going to crawl back under my covers and try to warm up.  I'll try to be a bit more chatty tomorrow.  Till then, you stay well and have a super day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Gorgeous Spring Day

April 13, 2015

Good morning.  It's another glorious Spring day here in my little part of New England.  I actually got to shut the heat off yesterday.  But then I forgot to put it back on when I went to bed.  Around 3 a.m. I woke up feeling a bit of a nip in the air and turned the heat back on.  In a few hours, I'll shut it off again.

We have no errands to do today, but I think Pogo and I will go out for a while anyway, just to enjoy the warm sunshine.  Tomorrow will be a rainy, stay indoors day.  Maybe later today we can take a ride to a local Salvation Army store and unload some boxes from my car.  Sad to say, the thrift stores are disappearing from our area.  I stumbled upon this Salvation Army store quite by accident a few days ago.

Now that the good weather is finally on its way back, I want to try to clean out my computer room.  I stopped using it so much a while back when it had to become a temporary catch-all.  Unfortunately, these temporary catch-alls seem to become permanent after a while.  Now I want to empty the room out and redecorate it.  Maybe even re-furnish it.  Hmmm, we'll see.

I finished the shrug that I was making, all except for the fringe.  However, it will only fit a small framed person.  I will have to make some adjustments to the pattern if I make another one.  I did get out some new yarn, but then couldn't make up my mind which project to start.  So I picked up the Merlot afghan and put a few more rows on it. 

I still have to make another blue afghan (for Christmas), and I'm thinking that I might use a variegated red and white yarn as the offset color for it.  It's for a little guy (a great grandson) so I think these colors will be perfect.

Today I have some photos showing how some of the ponds at the park are still frozen.  One of the big ponds is mostly thawed, but there is still a lot of ice.  These two photos show the large areas that are still frozen.



In this next photo, you can see where the ice is beginning to thaw close to the shore. (In this one area)   Maybe after a week of warm temperatures all the ice will be gone.  It will be good to see all our water birds back again.


That's about all the news for this morning.  Now I think I'll make a hot cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  Until tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Whole Week Of Spring Temps Coming Our Way

April 12, 2015

Good morning.  Gosh, I tried really hard to sleep in late this morning, but it didn't work out that way.  First Pogo went potty, then wanted to be picked up and put on the sofa (the regular one).  So I did this and settled back down under my covers.  But my eyes were not closing.  Oh dear, I may as well get up. 

It's probably just as well though.  Today is going to be a gorgeous Spring day with temps almost to 70F degrees.  Oh my, I can dig it!!  Maybe today we can take a walk around the whole yard to see what's coming up on the other side of the house.  Most of the snow is gone, and after the warm temps this week, it should all be gone.

Last evening I worked on the shrug and finished it.  Well, at least the main portion of it is finished.  I still have to edge around the armholes and make the fringe.  Then I will have to try it on someone to see what size it is.  I may try making another one once I see who this one might fit.

Today I have photos of my new pansy that DIL Janet gave me.  The colors are just beautiful.  Aren't these pretty?



It's too early to plant these outside yet, but during the day, I do put them out on my steps to soak up the warm sunshine.  Then, of course, I bring them back in just before sundown. 
 
I found an interesting item in one of my catalogues that I thought I might share.  It's something to keep in the bathroom that will keep folks occupied while they are sitting on the throne.   It's called a musical potty piano bath mat.   You just tap out music with your toes.  It even comes with a mini music book guide.
 
 

On a more serious note, I borrowed this next image from one of my kid's web pages.  It's a sad reminder as to just how much we have lost or given up over the years.   Children stopped pledging allegiance to the flag in our schools because some folks said they were offended by it.  To that statement, I say:  "If you are offended by this, then find some other country to live in."


I've often wondered why some folks move to this great country of ours.  Most often I've heard it said that they came here to start a new life filled with hope and the promise of a better life.  If that's so, then why is it that so many of them are dong their best to destroy all of our traditions and beliefs?   If they are not happy with the "good life" here, then they should go somewhere else where they could be happier.

Ah well, I think it's time for a fresh cup of coffee and maybe get a load of laundry started.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.