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Monday, October 22, 2018

The Leaves Are Falling

October 22, 2018

Good morning.  Tis another wicked cool morning here in New England.  The wind must have been a bit brisky during the night because my driveway is almost totally covered with leaves.  The sun is shining and the temperature now is 27F degrees.  Brrrr!   Pogo and I are going out to do some errands, but we're waiting till noon when the temps will be up to at least forty degrees.

Well, last night I did it.  I called the Cabaret to reserve my table for next Saturday night.  Yup, I'm going one more time to see Gypsy.  It's an awesome show, and that will be the last night it is performed.  If you live in our area and you haven't seen the show yet, next weekend is your last chance.  Don't miss it.  These talented Starliners are simply awesome.

This week I will be renewing my drivers license.  Hopefully tomorrow.  Today I need to make sure I have all the necessary paperwork gathered and in one envelope.  There's always a long wait at the Registry, but hopefully by going early in the morning the wait won't be too bad.  So, tomorrow's post may be a bit late. 

While going through a batch of old papers, I came across these relics from the past. 

These were popular back in the 1940's and 1950's.  They were an early form of credit.  You could buy up a book of these and then use them as cash when you bought something.  I have some from W.T. Grant's store too, but I could not find them.  My mom shopped at Gilchrist, and I bought my first little "credit" book at Grant's. 

I remember opening my first charge account at Kay Jewelers in Quincy square when I was fifteen.  I had a job, and Kay's had a little pink portable radio that I wanted.  I think my payments were something like fifty cents a month.  My dad taught me to pay it off a bit early and buy something else.  This way, I would be building up my credit. 

When my kids were small, I used to do my food shopping that way.  I'd borrow four hundred dollars from the bank to be paid back in four monthly payments of $100 each.  Then I would shop for a whole month.  I have to say we ate very well, and there was always plenty of stuff left when the month ended.  Gosh, wouldn't it be nice if we could do this today?

Today I think I'll go through some of my clothes and put together another bag for the Big Brother, Big Sister organization.  I got a card saying that they will be in this area soon.  It's a great way to recycle a lot of still wearable clothing and small appliances, and it will help to de-clutter my place a bit. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tis Nippy And Wet And Temps Are Dropping

October 21, 2018

Good morning.  We're back to nippy and wet again.  Ah well, it is Autumn.  Right now, the temperature is 41F degrees with a bit of rain.  Temps will be staying in the fifties and forties during the day all week, while the nights will be in the twenties and thirties.  I think it's too early for temps to be dipping into the twenties and low thirties, but Miss Autumn doesn't really care what I think.

Yesterday was a weird day for me.  I was tired all day and just could not seem to get out of my own way.  So, I napped on and off most of the day.  I felt better for it, but it did not make it easy for me to fall asleep last night. 

Today I'm feeling lazy, but I think it's because of the weather.  I have been crocheting though, on the gray afghan.  It's looking really nice now.  I'm thinking ahead to my next big project.  I'd like to do something with the light yellow yarn that I bought.  Maybe an afghan for myself? 

Friday afternoon I spent some time on my laptop making new quick pages.  It's very relaxing, so maybe I'll do a bit more of it later today.  As I sit here typing, I'm being serenaded by Pogo's soft snores next to me.  Unless you have a fur baby, you just can't imagine how wonderful this snore melody sounds.  It is soooo soothing.

Today I have a quick page for all the folks born in October.  Your birthstone is Opal.  Opals come in many different beautiful colors.  Enjoy.

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As promised, I also have another new quick page for you.  This one is just fun and whimsical.  Actually I couldn't resist using the peacock paper.  Have fun with it.

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I have no special plans for today.  I'll just see where it takes me.  I found this cute image on the web and just had to borrow it to share here.  It fits me to a T.

Yup, that's me.  As long as I can wear my jammies all day, I'm happy.  Tomorrow Pogo and I will go out to do some errands.  Maybe we'll stop by Ocean State Job Lot.  That will make Pogo very happy because that's his favorite store.  Folks there are beginning to know him by name.  My little guy is one very loved puppy!

Well, that's my news for today.  Now I'm going to do a bit of blog reading before I start looking for some mischief to get into today.  So, till  tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Woo Hoo! Those Red Sox Are Awesome!

October 19, 2018

Good morning.  Brrrrr!  At 8:45 this morning it was only 33F degrees.  It is now a little after nine o'clock and the temperature has gone up two degrees.  Oooooweee!  It is nippy!  By this afternoon, the temperature will have risen almost thirty degrees to around sixty degrees. 

It will stay in the fifties overnight, then back up into the sixties for tomorrow.  I can shut the heat off later today and keep it off until tomorrow evening when it will drop back down into the thirties.  Wow, talk about crazy temps!

Oh my, did any of you stay up last night to watch the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros?  We are off to the World Series.  Go Boston!  Did I ever mention that my ex-hubby (the kids' father) had a cousin who played for the Houston Astros?  This, of course, was many years ago and I don't remember the guy's name. 

I really didn't do much last evening.  For some reason, I was tired.  This cooler weather seems to be using more of my breath than usual.  I just move a bit slower.  (Lord, if I go any slower I'll be crawling!) 

Oh gosh, guess what I just found.  I looked up to the top shelf on one of my bookshelves and there it was!  The carry case and the Sprocket paper that I put away so good and couldn't find it.  Isn't that the way it always goes?  The lost items don't get found again until they have been replaced?  Well, the good news is that I found it.  Now I have lots of printer paper.

About three weeks ago, I stepped outside and noticed a beautiful big moon in the sky right over my driveway.  I grabbed my little Canon and went back out to take some photos.  Folks, this little camera is awesome.  I just put it on auto and shoot.  Here is my moon shot and a close up of one corner of it.

I love my big camera, but this little point and shoot is much lighter to carry and it takes awesome photos.  It's a Canon PowerShot  SX50 HS.  This little camera makes it so much fun to take photos. 

Today I'm expecting an order from Amazon.  I purchased a folding basket for my walker.  Hopefully it will work out so that I can take my walker to Florida.  I need the basket though, so that Pogo has something to sit in.  The basket that I have now is perfect for him but it doesn't fold up so it would be difficult to take it on the plane. 

Of course, this isn't written in stone yet.  I may still take the stroller instead.  It all depends on how much I have to carry and how I'm feeling when it is time to travel.  I can push the stroller with one hand and pull my luggage with the other.  I put my carry on in the stroller with Pogo.  I can't do this with the walker.  Hmmm, I have some thinking to do.

On this note, I'm going to leave and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Go Red Sox!

October 18, 2018

Good afternoon.  Today started off on the nippy side.  At eight o'clock this morning the temperature was 37F degrees and quite breezy.  (outside!)  I didn't want to come out from under my blanket but I had an early morning appointment at the Social Security Office. 

Deanne came with me, thank goodness!  There is now a security check in at the door (like at the airport).  I had my oxygen on so now I'm getting a bit anxious.  However, I made it through.  Thank goodness I didn't have my pepper spray in my purse.  The guard might not have been too happy with me when my purse was being checked out. 

My drivers license expires in a couple of weeks, and in order to renew it, I have to get the new Real ID license.  For that, I need all sorts of proof of who I am, including my social security card.  The problem is that I never changed the name on my card since 1960 when I married my kids' father.  (I confess, I've made that matrimonial walk more than once!)  Hence, my visit to the Social Security Office this morning. 

My new card will come in the mail in about a week, then I can go to the Registry and renew my license.  Meanwhile, I'll be making sure that I have all the papers required to show that I'm really me and that I was born here. 

When we came out of the Social Security Office, the temperature had risen to about forty degrees, and it really did feel quite nice.  The sun is shining and there's a perky little breeze, but it really does feel nice walking around outdoors.  Of course, I was wearing a jacket and after a little while, I got back into my nice warm car.

It's a good thing I took my car today.  Have you noticed that there are no broom parking spots in any of the parking lots?  Is this really fair?  Some days it would be a lot easier to just hop on my broom and zip off to the store or the bank and then home again. 

Sadly, there's no where to park my broom when I get to where I'm going.  Hmmm, I'll have to ask some of my friends how they handle this problem.  I found this awesome image on the web and it proves that we certainly do know how to park and that we don't take up very much space.

In case anyone is interested in buying a HP Sprocket Printer, I printed a photo with my Sprocket this morning to give to my daughter Deanne.  I lightened the photo just a bit before printing it and it came out really nice.  This original photo was taken back in 1963 I think.  My daughter Kerri used to love looking into the (doll) carriage at her tiny baby sister Deanne. 

Today is Kerri's oldest daughter's birthday.  Happy Birthday Brandy.  I hope your day is just awesome!  I love you.

Well, everyone was up late last night watching the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros.  What a game!  Just one more win will do it, so Go Red Sox!

I have a couple photos of my plants to share.  This first one is my Chrysanthemum plant.  The buds are all opening and the colors are gorgeous!

And this is my strawberry plant.  It didn't do much all summer other than to grow to this size.  Last night, I brought it into the house because temps were dipping to freezing.  I'm going to see if it will keep growing indoors and then maybe put it back outside next Spring.  We'll see.

On my way home today, I stopped by WalMart to get the new Shingles shot.  You have to get this one in two parts.  However, the pharmacy was all out.  They put me on a list and will call me when their supply comes in.  While I was there, I picked up a few groceries and a few things to put away for Christmas.  Plus one birthday gift.  Yup, it's been a good day!

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before Joe gets home and Pogo wants to go out into the house to have his turkey treat.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tis A Twelve Hour Heat Wave!

October 17, 2018

Good morning.  Tis sunny with a lively breeze today.  The temperature is 48F degrees, headed for sixty degrees later today.  Woo Hoo!  A regular heat wave!  We'd best enjoy it because tomorrow is going to be quite chilly with the night temps dropping to freezing.  I'm not ready for this !

When Pogo and I left the shuttle bus terminal Monday morning after seeing Audrey off, I got a photo of the sky.  It was just beautiful, filled with pinks and corals.

A couple months ago, I bought a HP Sprocket Printer from the shopping channel.  It was the daily special and I thought it would be a fun thing to have. 

Before it got here, I ordered extra printing paper for it.  The paper is quite unusual because the ink is in the paper.  The photos are small, but can be such fun at a gathering or an event.  Well, the Sprocket arrived, and I tried it right away.  Sadly, the photos that came out of it were not so good.  They were dark and looked as though they had a film over them. 

I could return it and get my money back from the shopping channel, but that was not what I wanted.   After several phone calls, over a few weeks, I finally got the Hewlett Packard company to agree to exchanging it for a new one.  I returned the one I had, and the new one finally got here this past week.  This one works much better.

I was able to print out small photos from our night at the Cabaret, and gave them to my girls.  Sadly, I set the carry case and the extra paper in a safe place, and now I can't find them.  What else is new?  So, I've ordered more paper from Amazon.  I'm sure the other paper will show up someday.

This week I'm going to post two new quick pages for today and for next Sunday.  The two extras are to make up for last week.  This page is just a bit of whimsy.  I like chickens and owls, and I like the colors.  Have fun with it. 

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This next page is part of my Halloween series for this year.  I hope it's spooky enough.  Cheers!

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Now it's time to do a bit of blog reading before I wash the breakfast dishes.  I'm sure there's lots of fun mischief waiting for me to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tis A Wee Bit Chilly Here This Morning

October 16, 2018

Good morning.  It's a beautiful, crisp Autumn morning here in New England.  The temperature is 44F degrees, with hopes of getting up into the high fifties later this afternoon.  We had quite a bit of wind during the night, and this morning there are leaves everywhere in my yard.  There's still a bit of a breeze this morning, but nothing like the frisky winds during the night.

Audrey got home safely yesterday afternoon.  Pogo sat by the door and moped for a while, missing her.  To soothe his feelings, I ordered Pork Lo Mein and Pork Fried Rice for our supper last night.  Needless to say, he licked his plate clean.

Yesterday, I spent some time on my laptop making some new quick pages.  It seems strange, but I'm having to get used to this laptop all over again.  Just two weeks without it, but it seems a bit different and very slow.  It's coming on time when I'm going to have to splurge on a new laptop, but I'm going to hold off as long as I can.  I'm too busy to spend time learning a whole new system.

While Audrey was here, Deanne brought her two grandchildren, Aurora and Xander, over for a visit.  Aurora was a bit shy at first, but Xander fell in love with Pogo and had a great time playing with his auntie Audrey.   This is my youngest great grandson, Xander.  I love that red hair!

One day, we had to do a bit of grocery shopping.  One of the items we wanted was the Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches.  We found a whole display of them in an end cap (at WalMart) and put a box of them in the cart.  The box of eight sandwiches was only $4.88.  They are usually almost nine dollars, so I really should have got two boxes. 

Because of the low price, Audrey took my phone and took a photo of the display case and the price at the top of it.  At the check out counter, the clerk started to ring the sandwiches up at the higher price.  I showed her the photo, and she called a supervisor over.  We got the lower price, but you better believe that someone emptied that end cap out in a very short time.

Wednesday night was another treat.  DIL Janet came by after work and we had Stouffer's mac and cheese for supper.  Yum!  Janet had brought a Mile High apple pie for our dessert.  It's called Mile High for a good reason.  It's very tall!  This is how it looked after we each had a slice.

Audrey and I did our best to polish it off, but we ended up sending a huge chunk of the pie out to Joe.  Needless to say, this pie was delish!  Janet had also brought a lemon Danish, a raspberry Danish and a lemon/raspberry Danish.  We talked her into taking one of them to work for her coworkers.  We shared the other two Danish with Joe and the rest of the dwarfs. 

Pogo woke me up at three o'clock this morning because he was hungry, so we each had a plate of Pork Fried Rice and Pork Lo Mein.  Once our tummies were full, it was back to dreamland for both of us. 

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before I get busy with some chores around here.  So, till  tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Gosh, My Week Just Flew By!

October 15, 2018

Good morning.  It's a gorgeous Fall morning, Audrey is on her way home and I miss her already.  This past week just flew by.  Pogo and I drove Audrey to the Airport Shuttle Bus this morning and watched her board it.  Then we came home. 

Gosh, it is soooo quiet here!  Even Pogo is missing Audrey.  We'll just have to start counting the days till it's time to go to Florida.  Audrey will be joining us there.  And Beth too.  Yup, something super to look forward to. 

This weekend, we all went to the Cabaret to see "Gypsy, The Musical."  Once again, the show was just awesome!  Picture and video taking wasn't allowed during the performance.  But we did get lots of fun photos of family and friends during intermission and after the show.  Here are a few of them.

This first photo is three of my granddaughters, Brandy, Jazzy and Mia.

This is all of us:  Left to right, Eddie, Brandy, Moi, Audrey, Mia and Deanne.

This one is me with Mia and Brandy.

After the show, I got a fun photo of Eddie with one of the performers.

And lastly, a photo of the proud papa with his daughter (Jazzy).

The show was packed that night.  The food was great and the company was awesome!  Hopefully, there will be a DVD for us to purchase afterwards, and hopefully the sound on it will be good.  If it is, I will definitely try to share bits of it here. 

I just got my laptop back a few days ago, and I haven't even hooked it up yet.  Actually, I haven't been on my PC or online all week.  So, needless to say, I have lots to do today.  Besides setting up my laptop, I have files to update on it, emails to read, and lots of blog reading to catch up with.  And that's just computer stuff.  Ah, but it was all worth it.

Yesterday, Deanne, Audrey and I went to lunch together.  A treat from SIL Mac (Audrey's hubby).  Thank you, Mac.  Lunch was delicious!  Audrey and I had the Scallop plate, and Deanne had a Steak with cheese and mushrooms sub sandwich.  Awesome! 

This afternoon, I want to work on a few new quick pages.  I will double up on posting them this week to make up for last week.  I also have a few phone calls to make.  I think I'll take my leave now and catch up on a bit of blog reading before I start everything else.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.