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Sunday, June 26, 2016

It's Time To Dig Out My Big Girl Panties

June 26, 2016

Good morning.  I opened my door a little while ago, and oh my it is simply gorgeous outside.  Joe filled the bird feeder a little while ago, and there are lots of little birds enjoying their feast.  What a great way to start the day. 

There's not much happening around here this weekend.  Folks are just sitting back and enjoying the nice weather.  Today though, Pogo and I are planning to pick up Aunt Lucy and go shopping.  After that, we'll have lunch at the park and watch the water birds.  It all depends on how Aunt Lucy is feeling.  All her bumps and bruises from the car accident are quite achy. 

Today will be a first for me.  I have a "thing" about driving to Boston.  I don't like it, and I haven't done it for nearly forty years.  I only go if someone else will do the driving.  Well, today I have to do it by myself.  It's the only way I'm going to be able to see my Aunt.  I've dug out my big girl panties, and I hope they still fit! 

All my beautiful irises have gone by, but soon the Japanese Irises will be blooming.  Here's a photo of one of the yellow irises that were so pretty in the little garden by the kitchen windows.  These were of the normal size and height.

While shopping at Walmart this past Friday, I found this new little gadget.  It's a "Selfie Wireless Shutter Button."   Sometimes I have to get very creative trying to take photos of Pogo, so I thought I would give this a try.  Hmmm, we'll see.

This morning I've been watching old re-runs of Law and Order.  It's amazing how many episodes I either did not see or have forgotten.  I'm just thankful that they are still being run because I enjoy this program.  (and all the re-runs)

Well, now I think it's time to call Aunt Lucy to make sure she is up to going out today.  Then Pogo and I will get ready to head out.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Gosh, If Only All Summer Could Be Like Today

June 24, 2016

Good morning.  Tis another gorgeous day here in my little part of New England.  The sun is shining, there's a gorgeous breeze and the temperature is in the low 70's at the moment.  By noon, it should get up to around 80F degrees.  It just doesn't get much better than that. 

I finally caught up with Aunt Lucy yesterday afternoon by phone.  Unfortunately, the news was not so good.  Earlier in the day, she had been out doing errands and was in a nasty car accident.  It seems some fellow cut her off when she was making a right hand turn. 

She insisted that she was okay though, except for some bruises.  Oh gosh, she's going to be very sore for the next few days.  Aunt Lucy said that one of her sons was going to take her to the car today to get her belongings out of it.  (The car was totaled).   He said that he would take her car shopping soon.   If she is feeling up to it, Pogo and I will go pick her up Sunday and  take her out for a while.

I got a call back from the contractor, and they are going to start working on my porch the first week in July.  At least that's what the man said on the phone.  I think he was going to give me a later start date, but I reminded him that his contract says that all work will be finished by the end of that week.  So now I just wait.

I have a lovely photo to share today.  This is grandson Kevin's sweetie, Janicee, holding great grandbaby Aurora.   Just look at those beautiful smiles!  Have I mentioned lately how blessed I am?

I was looking at some sales flyers a couple weeks ago, and it occurred to me that clothing designers have two different standards for designing men's and women's clothes.  For example, take a look at videos of any big event and notice how everyone is dressed.  The women are dressed provocatively, with see through or skimpy outfits, and the men are covered entirely with non-see through clothing.

Even in bathing suits, the men's suits seem to afford more coverage.  I pasted these two ads together to show the difference.  You could probably make three or four women's bathing suits from just one pair of men's bathing trunks.  I know it's no big deal, just thought I would mention it.

Today I need to call the dealer where I bought my car, and change the appointment for my car's check up and new safety sticker.  My appointment is currently for the same day that the contractors are supposed to start working on my porch.  I was going to take Pogo to the beauty salon that same day, but I've changed his appointment to next Friday.

This weekend I will have to dig the petunias out of the kiln planter and re-pot them.  The kiln is going to be moved to make way for the porch, and I don't want the petunias to be harmed during the move.  I've already bought some new pots for the plants.  The lilac bush needs to be moved too, but the contractor said that his crew would move it for me.  Hmmm, carefully, I hope.

Now I need to get busy and start working on my shopping list.  I promised to take Joe grocery shopping later today.  I guess we'll go to Walmart because we need to pick up a new spray nozzle for the hose.   Before I take my leave, let me share a photo that I took this morning of my pink Knock Out roses.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

I Apologize For Google's Boo Boo

June 23, 2016

Good morning.  The birds, one squirrel and two tiny chipmunks are scurrying around outside my door gathering food.  They probably all have babies to feed, so I'll be needing to go outside and re-fill the feeders.  I also scatter some seed on the ground for the ground feeders.  Today I'll add some peanuts to the seed.

I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes.  They really did brighten up my day, however my birthday is not in June.  I don't know how Google came up with that information, but I have tried several times unsuccessfully to change it.  I'm apologizing for their boo boo because my birthday is in November.  As soon as I figure out how to post something on my own FB page, I will post an announcement there.  (Maybe I'll call Jazzy.  She knows just about everything about this phone.)

On the plus side, It was a fun birthday.  Last night, DIL Janet came by with a birthday cake, presents and a balloon.  There has been a lot happening in her life lately, and she thought maybe she was wrong about the date and had forgotten my birthday.

This is my balloon, and we ate the cake.  We shared some of the cake with a couple of the dwarfs too.  I tried to give the presents back to her, but she insisted I keep them.  Tonight I shall wear the beautiful new jammies, and I've tucked the gift certificate away for a future shopping trip.  Next week, I shall make something special for our supper.  (She loves fried clams, so maybe?)

Deanne and Eddie came by yesterday afternoon.  This, of course, made Pogo's day just perfect.  Aunty Dee is his favorite person in the whole world (besides me).  He gets so excited when he sees her car pull into the driveway, and he runs to greet her as she comes in the house.  It's really a happy sight to see.

Today I have a couple photos of one of our tiny chipmunks enjoying lunch at his favorite diner.  Some of the birds eat from this feeder too, but the little chipmunks really love it.  This photo shows Chippy climbing up the pole to get to the food. (in the new feeder)  The second photo is a close up, showing how carefully he looks around to make sure no one has spotted him.

As you can see, we enjoy the wildlife here in my yard.  It's a big yard, and we don't mind sharing it with all the little critters. 

Today I have a new quick page for you.  We have some "sailors" in our family, so I thought it would be fun to play with a couple of  "seafaring" kits; one from Kyra at Russian Dutch Heart Designs (Sailors And The Sea), and one from Tiny Turtle Designs (Sea Faeries). 

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to call Aunt Lucy again.  She was out yesterday when I called.  Probably off volunteering somewhere.  This is one amazing lady.  Pogo and I are wanting to take her to a couple of our favorite yarn and craft stores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chasing The Blues Away

June 22, 2016

Good morning.  Here I am posting late again.  I've been up for quite a while, but first I had to feed Pogo, feed the birds, check the emails, and goodness knows what else.  It's amazing how so many little things can become so time consuming.   On the other hand, I'm quite thankful to be able to do these things.

Yesterday was a sort of lost day.  Actually, it was sort of a "blue funk" day.  The weather is gorgeous so these funky blues don't last very long.  Thank goodness!  Just walking around the yard helps to chase the blues away.

A couple weeks ago, I took some photos of the little white blossoms on the big rose bush outside my door.  This bush has tiny white flowers, and was the root stock for what once blossomed as a beautiful yellow rose bush. 

I have to share a funny story about this rose bush.  I just went to Google images to see if I could find the name of this little white Multiflora rose, and it brought up several images including one from one of my older blog posts.  Hmmm, very interesting!

As I sit here and look out my door, I'm noticing that the sun has gone behind some clouds and a little breeze is blowing.  Maybe we'll get a little rain shower?  My plants will be ever so happy.  Joe will too because he won't have to water everything later. 

There's really not very much happening around here right now.  I think I'll spend some time today working on the Scarlett afghan.  I'm down to the last twenty six rows to finish it.  It should have been finished quite a while ago, but I have not been in the mood to crochet. 

I think I need to call Aunt Lucy and see if maybe we can't find some fun mischief to get into.  Now wouldn't that be fun!!  Yup, I think that's what I'll do.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a splendid day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Getting A Really Late Start Today

June 21, 2016

Good morning (for six more minutes).  It wasn't a very good night for sleeping.  The pain is going away, but the air just isn't great for breathing.  Seems like I was up and down all night long.  Around 8:30 this morning, I finally dozed off for a while.  God bless Pogo for putting up with this. 

During the night, there was a lot of thunder and lightning, followed by rain.  However, by daybreak, most of the rain had subsided.  Now the sun is shining, and there's a lovely breeze. 

Yesterday was rather quiet.  The only thing I accomplished was ordering a new Blog Book.  I must have posted a lot of photos because this book will only cover the first four months of the year.  This will be my nineteenth blog book. 

There are a lot of Japanese Iris plants coming up in the garden this year.  They are budding now, and hopefully they will blossom soon.  I went into my archives for a couple photos of these iris.  These photos were taken shortly after some rain.  The first is a new bud, and the second shows how gorgeous it is when it finally blooms.

It's well past noon now, and I want to phone Pogo's beauty salon and make an appointment for him.  His hair is getting rather long, and it gets harder to brush out the hair on his chest without hurting him.  Because he has no jaw or teeth, he tends to drool on his chest a lot when he is resting.  Besides, he'll be more comfortable without all that thick hair during these warm days.

So, on that note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow folks, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Birthday Gary Jr.

June 20, 2016

Good morning.  Tis another gorgeous day here in my little part of New England.  It's also my son's birthday.  Gary Jr, I hope your day is filled with peace and happiness.  Have a wonderful birthday.  I love you.

Today will be another quiet day here.  The pain is not so bad this morning, and I'm hoping that all this resting will get rid of all of it.  I've been using my "Giraffe Massager" and I think it is helping.

Isn't he just the cutest?  Grandson Kevin gave this to me for Christmas, and I love it.  You just snuggle the giraffe against the "hurt" and push the button on his foot.   It also helps a lot when the muscles in my neck are hurting.   And oh my, it is sooooo soft!

Late yesterday afternoon SIL Eddie and grandson Bobby came by for a short visit.  It was so good to see Bobby.  He works a lot of hours so I don't get many chances to visit with him.  Gosh, he's such a tall handsome fellow.  Where have all the years gone?

There's not much news for today, but I do have a photo of the Mint Julep Rose.  So far, all the blooms are a beautiful lemon yellow color.  Just gorgeous!!

Now I think I'll retire to my lounge chair and crochet a bit while I watch some of the old TV game shows.  One of my favorites, Match Game, is on now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Fathers Day

June 19, 2016

Good morning.  Mother Nature has blessed us with another gorgeous day, and I thank her.  Friday night, we had a bit of thunder and lightning and a decent dose of rain.  Since then, it's been warm, sunny and bright.

Speaking of Friday night, oh my I had a wonderful time at the cabaret.  It was a fun performance, and Jazzy was absolutely fabulous!  My one regret is that I was not able to get any decent photos.  But I do have some great new memories to cherish.

Today I want to wish all the Fathers and Grandfathers who are with us and those who are not, a fabulous and Happy Fathers Day.  Guys, it's a great day to go fishing, or play golf, or just relax.  Wink, wink!  Hope it's a great day for you.

Did you know that seniors can earn property tax credit by doing volunteer work for their city or town?  There was an article about it in the newspaper yesterday.  I was not aware of this so I'm going to have to look into this to see if it is available in my town.

Blogger is starting to act up so I'll take my leave here.  First let me share a couple of images that I borrowed from the web.  They show a couple of special Dads spending time with their young 'uns.

Now I'm off to relax a bit.  So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.