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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Goodness, It's October Already!

October 1, 2014

Good morning.  Today is looking just like yesterday.  Cool, gray and wet.  On a positive note, we really do need the rain.   Have you noticed that it is already October?  Gosh, the year is going by so quickly. 

It's time to start thinking about Halloween costumes, and for some us it's time to plan our big night ride.  Gosh, I hope it doesn't rain that night.  I'm getting too old to be out riding around in the wet, cold weather.  It's not good for the bones.

Speaking of evening rides, here's a photo of an adorable lady who keeps watch over my front door.  Daughter Deanne found her for me.  I think she looks a lot like me in my younger days.  Isn't she just precious?

Yesterday was a rather uneventful day.  Pogo and I went out to do a couple of errands, and then I spent the afternoon making phone calls about various things.  In the evening, I didn't feel like crocheting, so it was quite late before I picked it up and put on a few more rows.  Sad to say, I did not finish the afghan before September was done.   Hmmm, maybe tonight.

Before I forget, here's the October page from my calendar.  I miss watching the morning mists and the wildlife in this field. 

I guess missing things as they were is part of making life changes.  Even though I miss a lot of what was when I was working, I do enjoy being home all the time.  It just takes time to get used to the daily differences.  Thank goodness I have Pogo to keep me busy and focused on my days.

DIL Janet will be stopping by this afternoon after work, so I really should start thinking about what's for our supper.  It will be interesting to see how she is getting along with her new smart phone.  Up to now I was thinking that it was just me who wasn't as smart as the phone, but now I find that lots of us grownups are in the same boat. 

There is a cell phone out there just for us "seniors".  It has huge numbers on it and only makes and takes phone calls.  This is really cool for some folks, but it certainly takes all the fun out of using the phone for the rest of us.  This is where all the "Dummy" and "Visually Learn" books come in handy.  They are a godsend for folks like me.

I'm running out of morning and the mailman is here with a handful of envelopes.  It's time for me to get busy here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a most wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Farewell, September. You've Been A Great Month.

September 30, 2014

Good morning.  Tis quite gray and gloomy outside at the moment.  A little rain fell during the night, and I'm sure more will fall before the day is out.  It's 56F degrees, and we're not expecting it to get much higher than 63 today.  September is leaving us on a cool, damp note.

Yesterday seemed to be a busy day, although I don't really know what I did that took up all of my time.  In mid-afternoon, I did try to take a nap, but Pogo had other ideas about that.  It seems that with this wonderful new door and a kitty in the house, Pogo has so much more to bark about now. 

Much to his dismay, Sunshine spends most of her time in Dwarf Helen's room and not enough time running around playing with him.   This leaves him with lots of time to sit by the door and bark at everything that moves outside in the yard.  I'm sure though, that the newness of all of this will wear off soon, and Pogo won't be so "barky" after a while.

I only put a few rows on the country blue afghan, because every now and then my hands and wrists need a rest.  There are only a few more rows to go, (about 14) so this will be finished soon.  Maybe tonight I can finish it off.  I was kind of hoping to have it done before the month was over.  Hmmm, well I still have till midnight tonight to do this.

Today, I have photos of cardinals to share.  I took these photos through the kitchen window.  While the "Mr" is busy checking out the food supply and calling every one to dinner, the "Mrs" is keeping watch from a tree across the yard. 

Note the ropes the "Mr" is sitting on?  These used to be my clothes lines.  Yup, I actually still hung the wash out right up until about the year 2000.  Then the birds took it over.  We decided not to take the line down, and instead hung a feeder and treat cages on it.

Well, time is fleeing and I do have a couple of errands to do today.  It's time to get dressed and get busy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pogo's New Door & A Bundle Of Sunshine

September 29, 2014

Good morning.  We are in for another gorgeous day here in my little part of the world.  This morning, it is 63F degrees and soon the temp will be up to 79F.  Oh, I just love it!!!   After today, we are in for a week of low to mid 60's and lots of rain showers.  At least, that's what the weather man predicts.

Well, where do I start?  Saturday, Home Depot delivered my new storm door around 6 p.m.  The nice man even brought it into the house for us and set it up in the front hallway.  Yesterday afternoon, Eddie and Kevin came by to install the beautiful new door.  And it IS a beauty!!   Here's a shot of Eddie and Kevin working on the door.

The door looks rather ordinary, but it isn't.  The whole door is screened, and there are two glass panels, each of which can be moved up and down.  This way, I can move the bottom glass panel up a bit and Pogo can watch everything that's happening outside while enjoying the fresh air.  As you can see, he has his little blanket set up by the door and is enjoying the sights.

We have a large wooden chair in our yard, way over under the trees, and some of the dwarfs enjoy sitting there once in a while with a cup of coffee and a newspaper.  I'll have to take a photo of the chair.  Well anyway, early yesterday morning Joe noticed that we had a visitor who was all curled up and napping on the big chair.  Our visitor stayed like that all day.

When Eddie and Kevin arrived, the visitor came over to make friends with Kevin.  And such a beautiful visitor this was!!  Dwarf Helen and a couple of the guys came out to sit on the front steps and our visitor was soon purring with delight and making new friends with them.

Our visitor was a very beautiful young kitty.  When I went out to pat the kitty, I was horrified that my hands landed on and in between bones!!!!!  This beautiful baby was starving.  One of the guys got it a bowl of water, while another brought out a can of tuna.   Kitty couldn't gulp the food down fast enough. 

Needless to say, there was no way we were going to leave this little one outside to fend for itself.  Besides, she wanted to adopt us.  How could we say no?  The dwarfs decided to name her "Sunshine" because she was like a ray of beautiful sunshine.  After shopping for a few kitty necessities, Dwarf Helen gave Sunshine a bath and set her up with a brand new bed, kitty litter box, food and water.

What do you think?  Isn't she beautiful?  How could anyone leave this little one to starve to death?  Pogo and Sunshine have met and sniffed each other, and are working on becoming good friends.  Things are going to get a bit more interesting around here soon.

Well that's my news for this morning.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Storm Door Saga

September 28, 2014

Good morning.  It's 7:40 a.m. and it's 47F degrees, foggy and gray outside.  However, in just a couple of hours it should be sunny and warm.  The weather man says it will reach 85 degrees today.  Woo Hoo!  We'll have one more great day after today, then we're in for a week of cool and mostly wet temps.  October isn't coming in on a very pretty note.

These past couple of days have been busy trying to track down the whereabouts of the new storm door that we had ordered.  Friday, after the longest time over two phone calls to the store, I was finally told that the door was in transit to the store, but that they did not know which day it would arrive.  (at the store)

Yesterday, some one from the store called me with a "gentle reminder" that I still had a door there waiting to be picked up.  According to this lady, the door had been in the store all week since last Tuesday.  Excuse me?????

To make a long story short, once I calmed down, I called the store back and got a department manager on the phone.  After explaining the phone calls from Friday and Saturday, he said he would look into it and call me right back.  In a very short time, he called me back and said that he had found my door. 

Yes, it had been there since Tuesday and he did not know why no one bothered to check it in and call me to pick it up.  Needless to say, I was just a tad bit upset.  To make up for all the hassle, the manager offered to deliver the door to my house before the day was out.  It arrived around 6 p.m. last evening.  Yeah!!!!

After supper, I settled into my lounge chair to watch a bit of TV and crochet.  The country blue afghan is getting very close to being done.  Only about twenty two more rows to go.  There is a young man on my holiday gift list that I think this afghan will be perfect for.

I did do up a few rows with the new Light Fern yarn, and it is really pretty.  However, I'm having a problem trying to find just the right color(s) to go with it.  Hmmm, such a problem!

Joe put the new chipper/shredder together, and we were all looking forward to having some fun playing with it today.  However, after looking it over closely, we've decided to box it up and send it back.  The opening where you put the leaves and twigs in is so small that you can only feed it a handful of leaves at a time.  As Joe said, it will take us a few years to clean up just the leaves  that are already in the yard.  Ah well, we tried.

DIL Janet said she would drop by later this morning, so I should get dressed and do a few chores around here before she arrives.  Till tomorrow folks, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Few Days Of Indian Summer

September 26, 2014

Good morning.  The sun is shining and it's supposed to be just gorgeous today.  At the moment, it is 60F, and should be around 72F later this morning.  Saturday through Monday should be gloriously like summer, and then it will be back to temps in the 60's with maybe a bit of rain. 

Wednesday night was a rather sleepless night, so I slept in as late as I could yesterday morning.  By the time I got up and finished a couple of errands, it was a bit too late to post here so I took the day off. 

Wednesday evening, Janet and Pogo and I went yarn shopping at an AC Moore outlet store.  I did not find what I was looking for, however, I did find some fun new yarn.  Of course!!   I got a really pretty gray yarn, and a light fern green yarn.  Now my fingers are itching to make something new, especially with the fern green yarn.  Ahhh, such a problem!

Sometime today or tomorrow, I'm hoping to go out and get a flu shot.  I think there is a clinic at our Walmart.  If not, I'll look for a CVS.  As long as Walgreen's is giving flu shots to other countries instead of to our homeless I won't go there for my shot.  Sorry, but this is a sore spot with me.

On a pleasant note, a beautiful new rose blossomed in the little garden by our kitchen window.  The colors are just scrumptious!   You can help but smile when you look at this beauty.

I also have a pretty shot of one of the blooms on the pink rose tree.  I did not adjust the color in this photo because I rather like how it looks. 

 I've been working on the country blue afghan, and it is now a couple of rows past the half way mark.  Next week is supposed to be quite cool, so I'll be back working on the lavender afghan.  These two need to be done in time for me to package them up for Christmas. 

 My living room door is open, and I'm sitting here watching our flag gently waving in the breeze.  What a beautiful sight indeed!  Today I need to try on the new things that I bought yesterday.   With all the cool weather we've been having, I need some new sweat pants.  I don't like trying  things on at the store so I buy them and try them on at home. 

Now it's time to get busy around here.  I'm thinking maybe I'll run the vacuum around a bit, and maybe do some dusting.   Joe says that tomorrow we'll try out the new chipper/shredder.  This should be fun. 

That's all the news for this morning.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a magnificent weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tis A Great Day For Shopping On TV

September 24, 2014

Good morning.  Tis a wee bit chilly this morning, only 46F degrees at 8 a.m.  However, it is supposed to get up to about 71F later today.  Tomorrow is supposed to be even cooler with rain, and then the temps will go back up for a few days.

I'm watching the QVC shopping channel, and they are showing the prettiest cookware sets.  The colors of these pans are simply scrumptious.  It makes me wish I needed a new set of pans.  I don't need new ones, but I enjoy looking at these.  The colors are aquamarine, blue, copper, green, red, brown, platinum, brown, black and purple. 

Yesterday, two packages arrived.  One is a Christmas present and the other is the chipper/shredder that I ordered.  The day before, another back-ordered gift arrived.  I've already started packaging up a few things, and today I'll write out labels so I don't forget where each box goes.  It feels good to have a lot of this done early.

Now I really must get busy and choose photos for the new calendar, and design my Christmas card.  Several times, I've started these projects but then I get side tracked and forget all about them.  Time is slipping by quickly, so I really must discipline myself and get these things done.

Well I'll be!  On QVC, they are now showing a nifty fuzz remover.  Now this is something that I can use.  This will be great for removing the fuzz balls off my sweat jacket and pants.  It is also good for shaving the fuzz balls off the fleecy blankets.  Yup, I ordered one.  Up to now, I've been picking these little fuzz balls off by hand, but it can be very tedious. 

A lot of folks have already started decorating  their yards and homes for Halloween.  Here's a photo I took with my phone the other day on my way home from doing errands.  I love witches, so this display really caught my eye. 

DIL Janet will be coming by later today after work, and we are going yarn shopping.  I went on-line to find the location of the nearest A C Moore store.  We use to have one the next town over, but sadly it is no longer there.  I love this store because it has such a fabulous selection of craft supplies and yarn.

That's about all the excitement for today.  Now I must see what I can rustle up for our supper tonight.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How Many Birds Do You Think We'll Lose?

September 23, 2014

Good morning.  It's a wee bit chilly this morning, but the temperature will hopefully rise to about 71F pretty soon.  At the moment it's sunny, but only 57F.  Tomorrow and Thursday are supposed to be the coolest days this week, only reaching a high of about 69F. 

I wonder, is there such a thing as "flip flop" socks?  I don't mean the socks with toes in them.  I am most comfortable wearing my flip flop sandals, but "sock weather" is quickly moving in on us.  Hmmm, maybe my project for this afternoon will be searching on the internet for these special socks.

I've been watching the Weather Channel this morning.  They've been discussing the climate change and how many of our beloved birds are going to be lost because of it.  This is so sad.  I pray that mankind starts changing so that we can keep this beautiful earth and all of it's treasures.

Today's photo is one that I took through the kitchen window.  I purposely don't prune the large rose bush outside my door too much because the little birds love it so.  Here's a little chickadee resting on one of the branches.  Can you imaging how awful it will be without these beautiful little birds?

Today's post is going to be very short.  It's getting late (Pogo and I slept in this morning) and I have a few errands to do today.  Later when Pogo and I get back home, I need to get busy with my crochet projects.  It's almost October and I still have a few afghans to finish.  Seems like every time I finish one, I think of another one that I need to make.

So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a most wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.