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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Say Farewell To August

August 31, 2016

Good morning.  Wowsie!  Have you noticed that it is already the last day of August?  My goodness, this was a really quick month!  In just a few weeks, Autumn will begin.  Some kids have already started back to school, and next week our kids will be back in school too. 

I called one of the local glass companies, and someone is coming by Friday to see what can be done to make some weather panels for the porch screens.  Hopefully, this will be a positive meeting, and we can come up with the panels that I'm looking for.

This morning, Cliff is outside painting the trim on the house.  The parts that are done are looking nice, but it makes the parts that aren't done look poorly.  I guess I'll have to get all the trim done.  Of course, what else is new?  I had originally planned on only having the front of the house done.  Ah well, I guess everything will look a lot nicer after all the trim is done.

Have you noticed that there aren't as many bees this year as there usually are?  I'm hoping that once we have more floral bushes planted on the porch side of the house that we'll get more bees coming to our yard.  Our plants need these bees.  Here's a couple photos from another year when the bees were more plentiful.



Today I think I'll make a pan of pasta and meat sauce for supper.  DIL Janet will be coming by after work, and this is one of our favorite meals.  Yummy!  I also want to play on my laptop too.  I'd like to make a few more quick pages to have on hand. 

I do have a new QP for you today.   This one show's nature enjoying a happy, lazy summer day.  I hope you can use it.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/g4437n05c3djpl7/EB_-_QP_2016_-_37.zip

Aunt Lucy has been away with family on Martha's Vineyard, and somewhere else on Cape Cod for the past week or so.  I'll give her a call later today to see if she's back home yet.  (or when)  I have some yarn for her but I don't want to send it to her unless she's back home. 

Now I think I'll get the vacuum out and run it around a bit.  I want to spray the carpet and Pogo's furniture again.  Ssssh, I don't want to say this out loud, but it's looking like we're getting control over the flea problem.  But I'm not taking any chances, so a-spraying I will go.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Yesterday Was Such A Fun Day

August 30, 2016

Good morning.  It's 6:45 a.m., and this is the best part of the morning.  The sun is peeping over the tops of the trees, the flag is swaying slowly with the breeze, and the cool temps feel delicious on my skin.  (The door is open and the bottom window is up)  Pogo and I have just finished breakfast, and I'm enjoying my coffee while I type.

Yesterday was a nice day spent doing fun things.  Lots of small packages arrived in the mail, bringing me the beads that I've been waiting for.  Oh my, how pretty they are.  I was able to finish the bracelet that I was working on, and box it up nicely. 

In the afternoon, I gave Pogo a nice bath with sweet smelling baby shampoo.  After I dry him off, I lay a dry towel on the sofa and he rolls around on it.  Here he is after all his rolling.  He knows I'm taking his photo, so he's determined not to look at me.  No problem Pogo.  You're adorable this way too.                                                       


Afterwards, I had a pleasant surprise visit from my stepson, Sean and my granddaughter Jaklyn.  (Sean's son Shane was not able to make this trip.)  They are heading back home to Florida today. 


After Sean and Jaklyn left, Pogo and I came into the house to watch TV for a bit.  Well, actually I did the TV watching, and Pogo did the "Joe" watching.  Here he is in one of his favorite mid-afternoon spots.  (the bottom window is up and there's a nice breeze coming through the screen)  The other favorite spot is outside on the porch, looking through the slats on the gate.


Last evening, I checked over the last two afghans that I finished, the Scarlet one and the CafĂ© Latte one.  I wanted to make sure there were no loose yarn ends that needed to be woven into the afghan.  Today I will package them up in  their zippered bags and put them with the rest of the Holiday gifts. 

Today I'll start working on the Turquoise afghan.   It's only about one third done, but I have plenty of time to get it finished.  I also need to order a couple more specialty beads so that I can make my next bracelet.   Did I mention how much fun all this is? 

Ah well, CSI, Las Vegas is on TV now so I think I'll take my leave here and go watch it.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 29, 2016

A "Pampering" Day For Pogo

August 29, 2016

Good morning.  Right now it is lovely.  The temp is 72F and there's a wonderful breeze.  However, that will change in a couple hours to hot and sticky.  I woke early, around 5:30 a.m. and opened the door and the screen to let in the cool air.  Then I went back to sleep.  Ahhhhh.

Yesterday was a rather quiet day here, with not much happening.  I did work on the scarlet afghan and finished it.  Maybe tonight I'll work on the last afghan for a while.  It will be good to get that one finished too. 

I also worked on a bracelet.  This one is really pretty and almost finished .  I just have to wait for a couple more charms (that I ordered) to come in.  Sorry, I cannot show photos just yet.  I'll take some and save them in a folder for a post after the Christmas holidays. 

Now that the butterfly bush has been transplanted to the porch side of the house, I'm hoping to be able to see a few butterflies out here.  There really hasn't been very many of them around this summer.  (in my yard)  I dug into my photo archives for a couple photos of the butterflies from a previous summer. 



This lilac colored blossom is from the butterfly bush that we lost during the winter we had so much snow.  When I buy another butterfly bush, I'll be wanting another colorful one, because the plant that survived all the snow has white blossoms.

I think today I'll give Pogo a nice soothing bath.  No flea chemicals in this bath.  Just a nice smelling, skin softening lotion type of shampoo.  My poor little guy's skin is getting so dry from all the flea sprays and baths.  Plus he gets double the dose of flea medication because of his allergy to the fleas.  So today will be a "pampering" day for Pogo. 

The sun has gone behind some clouds for a while, so I think I'll bathe Pogo now and we'll sit out on the porch while I dry him off and brush him.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN

August 28, 2016

Good afternoon.  Sleep did not come so easy last night, so I slept in as late as I could this morning.  I had to get up once so that Pogo could go out to the main house and get his turkey treat, but then I crawled right back into bed for a bit more snoozing.  Thank goodness I'm retired and I can do this.

Today is grandson Kevin's birthday.  He is nineteen years old now and quite handsome I must say.  Kevin, I hope all your dreams come true.  Have a wonderful birthday.  I love you.  Here's a collage that his mom (Deanne) made.

 
Yesterday, Pogo and I went out early to do a couple errands, and we got home just as Joe got in from work.  (He had to work most if the morning.)  So we picked up Joe and went to Walmart so that I could get a supply of spring water.  The cases are heavy for me, so Joe carries them.  I'm very lucky to have Joe here to help me.

In the afternoon, I shopped for some new scrap kits, and made another quick page.  Then it was time to play with some of the new beads that I had ordered.  Oh my, some of them are just gorgeous.  Here's just a couple of my favorites.



This sort of hobby gets addictive and can be quite costly.  I have to be very brave and not buy up all these gorgeous goodies.  It's not easy, but I'm hanging in there.  (haha)

Today, Joe dug up one of our butterfly bushes and replanted it near the shed on my side of the house.  Now I just have to get a couple more floral bushes for this side of the house and it will be quite pretty.  I'm thinking that a different colored butterfly bush, another Rose of Sharon and a trumpet vine should do the job.

Now my little guy is looking at me as though he is in need of a food fix.  He is quite subtle with his hints.  He looks at me with very sad eyes, and then looks at the refrigerator.  Then he looks back at me.  If this doesn't work, he sighs and crawls up on his chair and goes to sleep.  Poor baby!!

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Looking For A Bit Of Rain

August 26, 2016

Good morning.  Right now it is 77 and mostly grayish outside with a bit of a breeze.  Simply scrumptious!!  In a little while it will be much hotter, and most likely sunny.  We could possibly get a wee bit of the wet stuff today.  Gosh, I really hope so.

I looked in my photo archives and pulled a couple photos of this time in 2012.  It had rained so much that all of my side yard and most of the driveway was under water. 



Now mind you, I'm not asking for a flood or anything severe, but some rain would be nice.  All of our water supply levels are way down, and pretty soon the cities and towns will have to go to the last stage of the water ban. 

Gosh, just imagine if we had water pipelines installed across the country.  There would be no drought, no floods, and probably no wild fires burning.  Could the solution really be that easy?  Silly me for even thinking that way.

Yesterday, Pogo and I had a nice lazy day.  Cliff got most of the painting done around the front entrance to the house before he had to leave.  He'll be back next week to finish it up.  A lot of the other trim on the house could use a bit of paint, so maybe I'll have him do that too.

Daughter Deanne finally got an appointment for her interview with the police for her LTC.   (license to carry)  Unfortunately, her appointment is a month a way.  They must be a lot busier in her town than in mine.  The officer she spoke with did not sound very happy, so I hope her appointment goes well. 

This morning I must put together a shopping list and head for the market to pick up some groceries and staples.  It's also time to pick up a few cases of spring water.  My supply is down to less than half a case.  Pogo and I do not drink the town water.  That's one way that I spoil us.

I finally picked up my crocheting again, and put a few more rows on the scarlet afghan.  There's only a few more rows to go and it will be finished, so I'll probably do that over the weekend.  After that, there's just one more afghan to finish and my Christmas crochet projects will be finished.

It's getting close to mid morning, so I guess I'd best get dressed and head for the market before it gets too hot outside.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a magnificent weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Really Busy Day

August 25, 2015

Good morning.  (even though it's only twenty three minutes after midnight!)  Pogo and I had to go out early yesterday morning to do a few errands, and it was after three in the afternoon when we finally finished our traipsing around and made it back home.  Whew!  What a long day.

We started out by going to the bank, then on to Home Depot to buy some more paint for the house outside trim.  While we were there we looked at their plexiglass sheets to see if they had what I'm looking for.  I'm wanting to make (or have made) Winter weather protective covers for the screen panels on the porch.  Their large sheets of plexiglass would need to be cut to size, and they did not do that there.

After chatting with a fellow from that department, we headed over to Loew's to see what they had for plexiglass.  Unfortunately, they did not carry sheets large enough for what I need.  But the man there did tell me about the two local glass companies that might be able to help me with this project.

Next, Pogo and I made the rounds of all the craft stores looking for a few specific beads and charms for some projects I'm going to be working on.  We browsed through A.C. Moore, JoAnn's and Michaels craft stores.  I did not find everything I was looking for, but I did find a couple of things that are just perfect for what I am making.  (can't say too much because they are going to be gifts)

Before we even made it out of the first craft store, my hips and legs were giving out on me.  It was getting a bit difficult just to stand up, let alone walk.  But we plodded on.  When we came out of the last craft store, I really needed a nice cold iced coffee and Pogo was on the verge of starvation.  (Just kidding.  He just looks that way so I'll get him something special.) 

So we headed on over to McDonalds and got a double hamburger plain for Pogo, and a nice cold iced coffee for me.  Ooooohhhh, that tastes soooo good!  We stayed there, parked in the shade, while Pogo ate his hamburger, then we headed on to our last errand for the day.  The Post Office.  We had a box to mail off to daughter Audrey.  Done at last!!

Once we got home, I took the foam insert out of the mattress on Pogo's new porch bed, and refilled it with some super soft Poly-Fill that I had picked up earlier at JoAnn's.  Wowsie, what a difference this made.  Now his mattress was super soft and comfy. 

Shortly after that, Joe got home from work and it was time for Pogo's turkey treat.  You might think that he would be too full from lunch to have his treat, but oh no.  He ran right out into the main house to meet Joe, and enjoyed all of his turkey treat.  No, he's not over-eating.  He did not have any supper until just a little while ago (around midnight).  Now he's curled up beside me, sleeping and dreaming of all the mischief he can get into tomorrow.

I want to sleep late in the morning, so that's why I'm posting now.  Plus, Cliff (Eddie's friend) will be coming by in the morning to do some more painting, so it will be rather busy around here.  I came across a rather nifty sewing project on the web and thought I'd share it here with you.  Aren't these cool?  They are crate covers and padding for the inside of the crates. 


I also have a new quick page for you.  This one features Zlata, who has been chatting with her friend the Blue Jay, and now she is pondering something that he has told her.  Have fun with it.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/qs9anujsn0msdwl/EB_-_QP_2016_-_36.zip

Now my eyelids are beginning to get heavy, and hopefully, sleep isn't very far off.  So, on that note, I bid you happy dreams.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Such A Simply Gorgeous Morning

August 23, 2016

Good morning.  Although I got up rather early this morning, I was not able to post here because Google Blogger was down for a while.  Perhaps for maintenance? 

Last night was sooo cool, oh my it was wonderful!!  I left the door windows up until the whole place felt really cool, then shut the door and put the lights out.  zzzzzzzzzzz 

Today I can show you the beautiful bracelet that daughter Audrey made for her friend.  Isn't this pretty?  I'm going to have to get more beads and charms so that I can make a few more of these bracelets.


I got an email yesterday from Pogo's foster mom.  Her hubby was the person who outbid me for the bigger doggie bed.  Here's a photo of their little Trinket enjoying her new bed.
 
 
The packages that the mailman brought yesterday contained some more jewelry components and a pretty new bobble for me.  I saw this on the Jewelry Television station a week ago, and fell in love with it.  It's big and bold with lots of Peridot.  I find that as my hands age, they look much better with larger rings.  (haha)


Today I will do a bit of vacuuming, then I think that Pogo and I will sit out on the porch for a while.  Even though the temperature will get up to the low 80's in a few hours, right now the temp is 71F.  Oh my, I love it!!!

Jazzy is at home now recovering from oral surgery.  Mom (Dee Dee) is out picking up some ice cream for her.  The dentist said that Jazzy can have ice cream and yogurt.  Jazzy is in the process of having braces put on her teeth.  Just a bit of an enhancement to her beautiful smile.

Now it's time to lather my little guy all over with the Aloe Vera Gel before heading out on the porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.