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Friday, December 9, 2016

Getting Back On Track

December 9, 2016

Good morning.  Goodness, I slept late and never even heard my phone ring.  I was supposed to be up early because Cliff was coming by to do some work for me.  Shame on me!  Thankfully, I have since heard from him and he is willing to come by in a little while. 

Yesterday, my doctor called to say that another new med was called in to the pharmacy for me.  So, later today I'll have to go pick it up.  First I'll call the pharmacy to make sure the insurance covered it.

I spent some time on my laptop yesterday working on some new quick pages, and I addressed another batch of envelopes.  Got to keep the mailman busy!  On my way to the pharmacy later today, I'll stop by the Post Office to mail off my first few packages.  Woo Hoo!  I just might get everything done on time!

I also called the shooting instructor to re-schedule our appointment (mine and Dee's) at the range.  Hopefully, in a few weeks my wrist will be much better and I'll be able to hold and shoot a gun again.  So I guess all in all, yesterday was a rather productive day for me. 

Today I have two Christmas quick pages for you.  Have fun with them.

Here are your download links:

I'll be keeping this post short so that I can get dressed before Cliff gets here.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yesterday Was A Lost Day

December 8, 2016

Good morning.  Wowsie!  I just read over my post from yesterday.  Goodness, what a terrible post!  The problem is my new meds, which of course, I won't be taking any more of.  A couple years ago, the insurance company decided to stop covering my medicine for neck spasms.  So, my doctor had to prescribe a new med.  I took this for a while, but I ran out of it quite some time ago.

My doctor called in a new refill for me a few days ago.  Unfortunately, the insurance company has decided not to cover this med any longer either.  So, someone at the doctor's office called in another new med for me. 

Yesterday morning I took one of the new pills right about the time I sat down to post on my blog.  I guess from reading the post, you can see how quickly I had a bad reaction to this new med.  Let me tell you it was really scary.  I was in and out of reality, mostly out of, and I had no control over my body.  Everything was fuzzy and drifting somewhere, and I could not stop it. 

This lasted for hours.  It was after 1:30 p.m. before I started to come out of this, and could actually walk again. It was evening before I actually started to feel like myself again.  The sad part is that when you live alone and everyone you know is away at work, there is no one to help you when something like this happens. 

I think the insurance companies should be ashamed of themselves for playing around and meddling with people's medications like this.  The sad part is that had I not come out of this nasty bad medicine "trip," the insurance company would not even be held responsible.  The government and big business has absolutely too much control over our lives with no consequences for their bad decisions.

Sad to say, I do not have a new quick page for you .  I will work on them later today, and I promise to make extras to make up for it.  I just haven't been up to spending much time on the computer lately.  When I hold my head and neck in the same position (like sitting at the computer), I start having the spasms so I just lay low. 

Poor little Pogo has been so busy staying at my side lately, that he hasn't been eating all his meals.  Last evening, DIL Janet stopped at McDonalds and picked up supper, (at my request) along with a double hamburger for Pogo.  He did eat some of it, but not much.  Later, after midnight, he got the hungries and ate the rest of his hamburger, along with anything else I had in the fridge that looked good to him.  Eventually his tummy got full up and he was able to fall asleep.

A couple days ago, I was able to get a few gifts wrapped and ready for mailing.  Hopefully, today I can get some more of this done.  I am so far behind it is not funny.  Santa Claus is doing pretty good though.  A long box was delivered here with a note from Santa attached asking me to put it under our tree for Pogo.  Woo Hoo!  I wonder what it is???

I dug a couple photos out of my archives to share today.  These are things that I miss from my working days. The first photo is a mama cardinal looking for food on a early winter morning.
The second photo shows the mist rising over a cemetery as the sun is rising on my way home for work one morning. 

Well, now it's time for me to get busy and try to accomplish a few things around here today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tis A Fuzzy Fuzzy Morning

December 7, 2016

Good morning.  So far this morning it's quite gray outside.  Today and tomorrow the temperature might get up into the low 40's, but then we'll stay in the low to mid 30's (daytime) for a while.  I'm not a great fan of the cold, but waking up in the morning with my little guy snuggled against me really makes me thankful for being here. 

I found this Aunty Acid image on the web an borrowed it to share here with you.  I try to think this way because between deteriorating health, and so many of those around me passing on, I find there aren't too many folks left in my age group  (near dinosaur)

Folks, I think this is for today/  I took one of my meds a little while, and now all my typing is coming up.  Nuerons or whatever those things are called are spinning whirl things and making me dizzy.  Plus the keys on the laptop have been dancing up and down all aver mu without my permission.  I will see you tomorrow when I am not so blurry.

Hug, EdnaB

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's Drippy Nose Time Again!!

December 6, 2016

Good morning.  Well, it's still cold outside, but the sun is shining.  Technically, Winter starts in a couple of weeks.  So I guess this is as good as it will get for a few months.  Ah, but the bright side is that I'm still here to complain about it!!

Today's post will be a bit short because I slept in late this morning, and I have to go out to pick up my meds and another supply of tissues.  My system seems to be trying to fight off a cold or a bug, and my nose has started this "drippy" thing.  So before my nose turns completely red, I need to replenish my supply of Puffs.

Yesterday, I got busy with some wrapping and boxing.  Unfortunately, right off the bat, I did not have the boxes that I need.  During the summer, I went on a cleaning spree, and well, I knew I'd regret throwing out all my boxes.  Now I have to buy more.  I did, however, manage to get three packages ready for mailing. 

Pogo's letter to Santa goes out in this morning's mail.  Here's what he is asking Santa for this year.

With folding steps like this, maybe Pogo will be able to climb up on to the big sofa all by himself, and he won't have to wake me up in the middle of the night.  Hmmm, it might work!

I have a new photo of great granddaughter Alena to share.  Here she is in her new pink cowgirl outfit.  She's four now and she goes to preschool.  Goodness, methinks she'll break a few hearts one day.

Now I really must get busy and get ready to leave for the store.  I don't want to be out very long.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Our First Winter Snow

December 5, 2016

Good morning.  Goodness, I don't seem to able to get up early too often any more.  By the time I get up and make breakfast and coffee, it's after ten a.m.  Then I check my emails before posting here.  I think it's the weather.  Once the cold and winter sets in, I get in a sort of blue funk.  This morning everything outside is covered with a light layer of snow.  Oh yuckie, yuckie, yuckie!

Yesterday was a quiet day.  SIL Eddie came by for a visit.  After that, I put one of my plants in a new pot.  Last evening, I put a few rows on the Delft Blue afghan.  Here's a photo of the yarns I'm using on this afghan.

There's no hurry about finishing this afghan.  It's going to be one of next year's Christmas gifts.  I have a couple more colors that I want to make afghans with next year.  One color is called "Chili."
I think I'd also like to make another one with orange as the main color.  We'll see.  I have plenty of time to work on these new afghans.
Today I'm going to attempt to get a few boxes ready for mailing.  I really need to get past this "procrastinating" thing.  I don't like being behind with everything.  Sad to say, my next big project, once Christmas is over, will be to get my taxes ready for my accountant.  Gosh, in my younger days, I was so organized.  How does a personality get so disheveled as it ages?
My sister in law, Edie, called me last night.  She had such good news!  After battling cancer for oh so many years, her latest tests are so promising.  The cancer is shrinking.  Yeaaaaah!!!!!  Edie sent me a new photo of her fur baby, Laylee.  In this photo, Laylee is asking her mom, who is trying to nap, to play ball with her.  Guess who cut her nap short???
It's very gloomy and gray outside, and it's raining now.  I think maybe I'll make a new cup of coffee and get started on my wrapping project.  This should be fun for Pogo.  He likes to check everything out before it gets wrapped and put in a box. 

On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Is Almost Here!!

December 4, 2016

Good morning.  The sun is shining but it is back to the chilly winter degrees.  Ah well, it is Winter after all.  Now that I have my porch, I'd like it to be warm all the time.  I know, it's unrealistic, but a girl can dream.

Yesterday was rather quiet.  I paid a few bills.  They're ready for the mailman's visit tomorrow.  Then I washed my dishes, bagged the trash, and took a nap with Pogo.  Today I'll address a few more cards and maybe work on the Delft Blue afghan for a while.  I need to work on my "still to do for Christmas" list.  Time is getting short.

I guess I'd better get serious about my box mailing.  Christmas is only three weeks away.  How it snuck up so fast on me I'll never know.  I work on it all year.  Somehow, this year it got here extra fast.  Hmmm, maybe I just slowed down a bit.  I dunno!

A couple days ago, I got a lovely surprise from my friend Beth.  She made me a really nice scrap page featuring my Pogo.  Thanks, Beth.  Pogo and I love it.

Today I can share a photo of a bracelet that I made.  I try to match the colors and charms to the likes and important things in the recipient's life.  This one was for my daughter Audrey.

I guess I'm going to have to cut this post a bit short.  SIL Eddie just called to say that he is on his way over so I need to get dressed.  Hopefully, I'll have a bit more to chat about tomorrow.  So, till then, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Little By Little, I'm Getting A Few Things Done

December 2, 2016

Good afternoon.  It's been a busy morning here, but I finally got my health insurance taken care of.  Till next Fall, that is.  Then I'll probably have to start all over again.  Yeesh!!

I'm trying to think what I did yesterday, but nothing seems to be coming to mind.  I guess that just shows how exciting my life is lately.  Hmmm, well I did wash some dishes.  And I cooked supper for Pogo.  When I napped or slept, Pogo was snuggled right up against me or on me.  Now that I'm wearing a splint, he doesn't go very far from my side.  Here's a photo I just took of Pogo.  That look of despair on his face is because he does not like me to take his photo.

Last night, daughter Audrey called me.  She loves her bracelet (I'll share a photo of it on my next post) and she sent me photos of some gorgeous roses that she got for her birthday, and one of her wearing a new tee shirt. 

She also got a bouquet of yellow roses mixed with white lilies.  Beautiful!  Just like her!!  (I know, I'm tooting my horn again!  But I just can't help myself!)

Today, Joe has a vacation day, so he cleaned up and bagged all the leaves in the yard.  The bags are now all out on the sidewalk waiting to be picked up tomorrow.  Now my wrist is beginning to ache again, so I think I'll give it a rest and maybe have a little nap.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.