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Friday, August 17, 2018

Pogo's Appointment Went Well

August 17, 2018

Good morning.  Today's forecast is for temps hitting ninety, sunshine and possibly thundershowers.  Sounds like Summer in New England.  (it is!)  I did not have a good night sleeping.  Lots on my mind, and the air is quite muggy.  I'll have a lot of sleep to catch up on tomorrow night.

Well, Pogo had his appointment with his doctor.  Aside from losing about a half pound, he is looking pretty good.  She (Dr. Girello) seems to think it may have been due to the heat and mugginess, along with maybe the incident at the groomer's salon on Pogo's last visit. 

Just to be on the safe side, Pogo had some blood work done to make sure his kidneys and everything else are all okay.  His doctor will call with the test results when they come in to her office.  Pogo was so happy to leave there and go hone that he left a couple specimens for the doctor.  This pleased his doctor because she was able to check them and confirmed that they looked good too.  Woo Hoo!

On our way home from the hospital, Pogo and I stopped at Wendy's and ordered some take out goodies for our supper.  When we left there, I pulled into Shaw's parking lot to try to get photos of the huge sun that was setting. 

I wish I had my regular camera with me, but I did the best I could with my cell phone.  The sun was huge, and bright orange (even though it comes out white in the photos) with bright yellow around it.  Here are a few of the photos that I got.  I don't know where the spots on the photos came from unless it was from the sun.

Lately I've spent a little time playing on my laptop, making new quick pages.  However, now I have a problem.  The folder is getting too full, so I'm wondering if you all might like an extra one now and then.  I need to make room in the folder for the Fall quick pages. 

This quick page is just for a lazy day.  Time for friends to get together and enjoy each other's company.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I think I'm going to make myself a cup of coffee (I haven't had one yet this morning) and try to wake up.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Woo Hoo! Pogo May Be On The Mend!

August 16, 2018

Good morning.  It was a warm sleeping night (temps in the seventies) so sleep came in patches.  Starting Saturday, night temps are supposed to drop down into the low sixties so we'll be able to catch up on lots of sleep then. 

My good news today is that Pogo actually ate some food twice yesterday.  Gosh, it felt so good to see him eating.  I had opened a small can of chicken, and he had half of it for lunch and half of it for his supper.  We'll still see his doctor later today.  I just want to make sure that Pogo is okay.

I didn't get very much done yesterday.  When my little guy is not feeling right, my whole day goes upside down.  It's amazing how our fur babies affect us this way.  Ring, ring, ring.  His doctor just called to check on Pogo.  She wanted to know if he was still not eating and if I wanted to bring him in earlier to see her.  I told her about what he ate yesterday and how he is now and she will see him later this afternoon at his appointment.  She feels good about the fact that he is finally eating and drinking more water.  Me too.

DIL Janet came by yesterday afternoon after work, and brought a bag full of tasty goodies for our dessert.  Oh my, which ones to eat!  There was a box full of deliciously wicked cake slices, and a box of gorgeous cupcakes.  We each had one of the cake slices, and later I had one of them for a late night snack.  Of course, I sent some out to Joe too. 

As for those cupcakes, I know that they are super delicious, so I just might not share them.  Hmmm, I'll have to give this a lot of thought.  I'm not a stingy person, but my goodness those cupcakes are light, heavenly bites of wicked good taste!  I tell myself this every time Janet brings these cupcakes, but then I end up sending half of them out to Joe.

I found an image on the web that I thought I'd share.  The message may be a bit brash, but it definitely gets the point across. 

It really bothers me to see folks texting and talking on their cell phone while they are driving.  It makes me wonder which innocent persons are not going to make it home to their families because of the accident that's going to happen.  So remember, when you are driving, put your phone away.  Hopefully, one of these days, we can pass a law making it illegal nationwide (to be talking and texting with your phone in your hand while driving), and punishable by more than a slap on the wrist.

My car has blue tooth, so I never have to touch my phone to answer a call.  If your car does not have this, you can purchase a unit very inexpensively. It will clip onto your visor and allow you to answer calls without touching your phone.  Remember, unless the call is extremely important, it can wait until you have stopped driving or until you get home. 

As for texting, that's a definite NO NO! while you are driving.  This really does kill people!

Now I want to finish my coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Hailey

August 15, 2018

Good morning.  It's starting out a bit on the cloudy side, but the sun looks as if it is trying really hard to come out from behind the clouds.  It looks like temps will stay in the upper eighties today thru Friday.  Is it any wonder that Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons?

My little guy still isn't eating anything.  Yesterday, he even passed up on his turkey treat.  Now that's a first!  Today I'm calling to see if his doctor can see him soon.  She's only in two days a week at our hospital.  If things look worse though, I'll just take him to the ER.  I just called and we have an appointment for 6:00 p.m. tomorrow evening. 

Yesterday was my great granddaughter Hailey's sixteenth birthday.  I meant to post this yesterday, but with a lot on my mind I forgot to do it.  My bad.  Hailey was our first great grandchild. 

I'm wishing you a year full of love and happiness, Hailey.  May all your dreams come true.  Happy Birthday Sweetie.  I love you.

Yesterday, a woman I had hired came by and we spent two hours packing things in the back room and clearing out a lot of stuff.  There's more to do, but it can wait till another day.  We did make a big dent.  I'm so very glad that I met this wonderful person.

They are showing political campaign ads on TV right now, and I'm disgusted at the blatant lack of respect these people are showing.  I'm disgusted that the TV stations actually allow this type of disrespect on their stations.  I'll be glad when I can subscribe to just the stations I want to watch, and not have to pay for all the other crap that is on TV.  

Television just isn't the fun entertainment it used to be.  I've been watching the ads for the Fall line-up of new programs.   They are violence, violence and more violence.  It's really sad that people are really into such devastation for entertainment.  Obviously, I'll still be watching re-runs of old programs. 

On a bright note, I have a new quick page for you.  This one features a very playful dolphin.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading and maybe chase a few dust bunnies around.  I won't catch all of them, but the exercise is good for me.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Where Have The Bees And Butterflies Gone

August 14, 2018

Good morning.  Today is supposed to be like yesterday.  Comfy temps, cloudy with showers on and off.  I'll take it. 

Today's project is to try to clean out the back room.  A friend is coming by to help, and I have totes to put things in that I'm keeping.  Years ago, Michael and I squished two households and two businesses into this small apartment.  Over the years, we got rid of some of it, but now it's time for the rest of it to go.

I think I might be calling Pogo's doctor to make an appointment for a check up soon.  He's not eating right and I'm worried about him.  He didn't want his supper last night, or any breakfast this morning.  He's just not his usual self. 

I dug into my photo archives and found a photo of Pogo about a month after he came to live with me.  Deanne's "Sassy" was visiting and this is a photo of Pogo and Sassy napping together on the sofa. 

Lately, I haven't been getting out anywhere to take photos.  I'm missing that.  There used to be lots of butterflies around here, but since the butterfly bushes died the butterflies don't hang around here anymore.  We did replant one of the bushes to another spot last year but it did not make it.  Maybe next year we can try to plant some new bushes. 
I dug a photo from my photo archives to show one of the beautiful butterflies that used to come to enjoy the bushes.
Speaking of missing butterflies, I haven't seen very many bees this year either.  This is definitely not good news.  We need the bees.  And we need the butterflies.  Without them, what sort of planet will we be leaving to our children and future generations?
I'm getting too serious now, and there's not much news.  I think I'll make a fresh cup of coffee and do some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Pleading For Help For Our Animals

August 13, 2018

Good morning.  Well, we've gone from the "wicked heat" season to the "occasional thunderstorm" season.  I'm not complaining though.  The temps are much more comfortable and we can use the showers. 

Pogo hasn't been eating very much these past few days.  I've tempted him with everything, including some nice prime rib steak.  I saved a big piece of my steak from dinner Saturday night, and cut up a plateful for Pogo when I got home.  He would not eat it.  He didn't want it yesterday either.

Finally, last night, I cooked up a can of corned beef hash and gave Pogo a plate of it.  Will wonders never cease!  He ate it!  I wasn't planning on having the hash for supper, but plans change.  I had hash for supper.

I'm hoping there's nothing wrong with Pogo.  His bark sounds different lately, and he is constantly glued to me.  Or to my pillow if I'm busy doing something.  If I take a shower, he sits on the mat beside the tub until I step out to dry off.  Then he goes back to my pillow.  I'm keeping my eye on him, just in case.

I had things I wanted to do today, but I may have to change my plans a bit.  I did not sleep well last night and I'm tired.  I'll just have to see how the day goes. 

Folks, animal abuse seems to be everywhere.  Please help to stop it for good.  If you see or hear of any animal abuse, please report it to the local authorities.  You can probably find the phone numbers for your area on Google.  Our animals deserve our protection.  They can't speak up, but you can!  So please help them.

What is wrong with people who hurt animals?  It's my hope that someday we'll be able to punish these people by doing the same things to them that they did to the innocent animals.  It may sound cruel, but what they do to our animals is worse than cruel. 

I don't normally plead for anything, but I'm asking all of you to please speak up and do what you can to help stop the cruelty to our animals.  If you know of someone who is looking for a pet, please ask them to go to a shelter and adopt.  There is so much love waiting for you at an animal shelter.

For those folks who enjoy reading the Good Book, I borrowed this list from the web.  I thought it could be very helpful.

I think later today I may start putting together a folder of photos for next year's calendar.  It's almost September, and time seems to be going by faster now.  I also have to get serious about finishing up my crochet projects.  I'd like to get this pink afghan finished before Christmas.  Ah, so much to do, so little time. 

Now I think I'll finish my coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Wonderful Weekend

August 12, 2018

Good morning. Well, we had a bit of rain on and off yesterday and last night.  This is good because we really do need it.  Some leaves on a few trees have already started changing color because of the wicked heat we've been having.  Well, at least that's what I think.  Trees need water to keep their beautiful color green through the summer.  (actually, it is still raining a bit on and off)

I did not get much done yesterday.  For some reason, I was super tired.  So I tried to rest a lot so that I could go out in the evening.  Last night, Deanne, Jazzy and I went to the Paris Cabaret to have dinner and see the summer show, and had a wonderful time.

What fun the show was.  It was titled "Stay Tune" and was filled with theme songs from old TV shows, along with a few skits from these shows.  My favorite skit was from the "I Love Lucy" show.  The skit was from the episode where Lucy was practicing for a TV commercial for a liquid vitamin.

Friday morning, Pogo and I went to visit my cousin Ellen.  I haven't seen her for quite a long while, so we had a really nice visit getting caught up on all our family news.  My cousin has been very sick on and off for the past few years and can't get around very well.  She has a walker and oxygen.  Well, me too!  So we make quite the pair, sort of like Frick and Frack.  hahahahaha. 

Ellen had a few old photographs from our childhood, and I made copies of them with my phone.  In this first photo we are all playing outside.  This photo was probably taken around 1942/1943.  On the left is me.  I was probably about three years old.  In the middle is my cousin Dickie, holding his sister Ellen (the baby) and on the right is his sister Edna.  My cousin Edna is six months older than me, and we are both named after our grandmother.

This next photo was taken in July, 1945.  Sorry for all the cracks on the photo.  On the left is my cousin Edna (6 yrs) standing next to my uncle Freddie (18 years).  My cousin Ellen (3 yrs) is sitting on Uncle Freddie's shoulders.  This photo must have been taken just before, or right after, Uncle Freddie enlisted in the Army.  I'm not sure which.  This was the year that Edna and I both started school in the first grade.

I wish Ellen had more old photos, but this was all she had.  And I'm grateful for them.  I'm thinking that maybe one of these days Ellen and I can take a ride to visit with her brother Dickie.  Who knows, maybe he has a few old photos too.  Wouldn't that be nice! 

This has truly been a wonderful weekend.  Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one features Peridot, and is for everyone born in August.  Lola and her sister have found a wonderful treasure..Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to get a fresh cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 10, 2018

A New Tekky Toy To Play With

August 10, 2018

Good morning.  It's really nice outside right now, but I'm sure it will be getting warmer in a couple hours.  Sort of like a normal summer day.  Funny, but in a few months, we'll be wishing we still had these warm days.

Yesterday was a slow day here.  Aside from paying a couple bills and making a few phone calls, I didn't really accomplish very much.  Well, I did play on my laptop for a while making new quick pages. 

After supper last night, Pogo and I curled up to watch a bit of TV and we both fell asleep.  I woke up a few hours later and crocheted a while before putting the light out and going back to sleep.  My little Pogo was snuggled next to me all night long. 

Today I thought I'd share a new toy that I've bought.  It's a little photo prnter for the cell phone.  It was the daily special on a shopping network.

Before buying this printer, I checked the retail price on Amazon, and it usually sells for $129.95, plus another $29.95 for a carry case and $10.00 for twenty extra sheets of paper.  (The printer comes with ten sheets of paper.  As the day's special, the printer came with the carry case and the extra twenty sheets of paper for the $89.95 price.

I ordered the red printer, and it arrived a couple days ago.  Since then, I've been trying to learn how to use this fun little gadget.  It does not come with an instruction manual.  However, there is a user guide tucked away inside the software.  Once you figure out how to find it, you can download a PDF to your laptop to print out. 

So far, I'm not impressed with the photos that I'm printing.  Only one so far has come out good.  Now that could be that I'm just not doing something right.  I'll keep trying.  After a while though, if the pictures don't improve, I'll call HP.  The printer is under warranty.  I do hope things work out though, because I can have a lot of fun with this little printer. 

Now I'm going to finish my coffee and read a few blogs before Pogo and I head out to visit my cousin Ellen.  She says she has a couple old photos from our childhood that I'd like to copy.  Oh boy, I do hope so. 

I'm off now.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.