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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Farewell To September

September 21, 2017

Good morning.  Well, today is starting off quite lovely.  It's not raining, the sun is out and there's a little bit of a breeze.  Temps should be in the upper sixties, maybe even the low seventies.  Sounds rather nice to me.  Today is Summer's last hurrah.  Enjoy it  Tomorrow we'll be starting a new season.

I just got a message from Deanne telling me that Jazzy is in a photo in today's newspaper.  I'll have to get me a copy.  There is an article about the Cabaret where she is performing and she's in the photo of their current entertainment.  Woo Hoo!  Here's a copy she just sent to me.  It's not a great copy, but you can make out all the Starliners.  Jazzy is on the far left.

The next photo I'm sharing is of another of my great granddaughters who just started Kindergarten.  This is Amelia.  Gosh, she's a beauty, just like her mommy.  I guess you can't tell how proud I am of all my family.

Yesterday, Pogo and I braved the rain and went out to do some errands.  First we went to the Jewelry Salon to pick up one of my rings.  Bless my heart, now my hand doesn't feel naked anymore!  This ring is special to me and I rarely ever take it off.

When we left there, we headed for the hospital to pick up Pogo's flea medicine.  Wowsie!  What a shock I got!  The price didn't just go up, it leaped for the moon!!!  But we got it because he needs it and then we headed for home.  It was really pouring rain by then so we figured the rest of the errands could wait for another day.

Last night, DIL Janet came by and we ordered Chinese take out for supper.  Even Pogo enjoyed some of this.  The rest of the evening we crocheted and watched TV while we caught up on our chatting.  It was a really nice way to end a busy day.

As I look out my door, the leaves on the tree out front are dancing in quite a frenzy.  The trees across the street are really shaking it up too.  I guess this pick up in the wind is probably a bit of Jose as he passes by on his way north.  I haven't been watching the weather channel these last couple of days.  Maybe I'll get caught up with it later this afternoon.

Well, that's about it for my news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We're Off To See The Wizard....Not Really, Just A Few Errands

September 20, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another gray and rainy day here in New England.  Pogo and I will need an umbrella when we go out to do our errands today.  Pogo doesn't care though.  He is just so happy every time we go anywhere in the car.  Except for food, he is just so easy to please.

Today we are going to the jewelers' store to pick up two of my rings.  From there, we will travel to the hospital to pick up a refill of one of Pogo's flea medicines.  He is super allergic to fleas, so he has to use two different flea medicines all during flea season.

There's not much happening around here.  I started working on two scarf and hat sets.  The gray scarf is done and I'm almost half way through the pink scarf.  When it is finished, I'll make the two hats.  I'm waiting for another order of dolly body parts so that I can finish up my air freshener dollies. 

While I was poking around through some old papers, I came across this very interesting "Did You Know" article that I had printed out.  I'll share some of it with you.

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain" relievers?

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?  Or that chewing on strong Altoids peppermints will clear up your stuffy nose?

For achy muscles from a bout of the flu, mix one Tablespoon of horseradish in one cup of olive oil.  Let the mixture sit for thirty minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief of aching muscles. 

For menacing bees, wasps, hornets or yellow jackets that get in your home, try a spray of Formula 409.  Insects drop to the ground instantly.

I'll save some more of them for tomorrow.  Today I'll post an old kit called "Vintage Garden" that I did years ago in collaboration with a friend.  This is my portion of the kit.

Here are the download links:
Pt 1 & 2

While Pogo and I have been running around lately doing errands, I'm noticing that the trees are beginning to change color, and leaves are falling everywhere.  Actually, my driveway is collecting quite a few of them.  I dug out a photo from my archives that shows how the trees look now.

Folks, today and tomorrow are the last two days of summer.  Go outside and enjoy it, even in the rain.  The rain is still warm enough for us to be out in it.  This reminds me that flu season is beginning so be sure to get your flu shot soon.  If you are my age, you'll want the extra strong shot.  I think I'll be getting my shot before the week is out.

Tonight is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.  To all my Jewish friends and family, I'm wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year.  Friday will start a brand new season, Autumn. And, in just five and a half weeks, Pogo and I will be off on our "Round The World" ride with all our witchy friends.  Gosh, this year is passing by so quickly!

Now I think I'll make me a fresh cup of coffee while we wait for the mailman to get here.  After that, Pogo and I are off to do our errands.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Alena

September 19, 2017

Good morning.  Yup, tis another gray, wet day here in New England.  I hope the heavier rain holds off until after I get home from my doctor appointment this morning.  It looks like there is a healthy breeze going on too.  Every now and then the leaves on the tree out front start dancing excitedly.

Before I forget again, let me wish a Happy Birthday to great granddaughter Alena.  She turned five years old yesterday.  Alena, I hope your Birthday was just awesome!  Here's photo that her grandma (Audrey) sent to me last evening.  She's wearing the pink sapphire kitty necklace that I sent to her.

Speaking of my great grandchildren, they are all growing up so quickly.  I have a few more photos to share.  These are three more of my great grandchildren.  Jack (top photo) just started the seventh grade, and will be thirteen years old soon.  Lilah (center photo) has started the fifth grade and has just recently turned ten years old.  The bottom photo is Alima.  She will be turning two years old this Fall.  Gosh, they are all so beautiful.  Randi, thank you so much for the photos.  I am so blessed!

This morning I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor for a follow up on my shoulder.  That last shot of cortisone was supposed to take away the pain.  But, it didn't!  I don't really want another shot.  I just want to know what my options are.  I'm pretty sure that my favorite option is to just ignore the pain and hopefully it won't bother me too much.  That's what I do now.

Yesterday, I went back to the jeweler's shop to leave my rings that need new bands.  Gosh, my hand feels so naked!  I never take off my Goddess ring.  That one is so special to me.  The jeweler said that he would try to have that ring ready for me today.  That would be nice, but I'm not counting on it.  The other two rings may take a bit longer, but that's okay.  I'm also getting new appraisals. 

Well, time is slipping by on me again, so I'd best take my leave here.  I need to be getting ready for my appointment soon.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Last Days Of Summer

September 18, 2017

Good morning.  This morning is cool and gray with a slight breeze.  Temps will get up to around 71F degrees today.  At some point the rain should be coming this way.  Our weather forecast for the next few days calls for rain and wind.  How much we get remains to be seen.  It's sort of a sad way to celebrate the end of summer.  Yup, these are our last days of summer.  Try to enjoy them.

Today, Pogo and I will take a ride back to the jewelers store to leave my ring.  I never take the ring off, so  the band wore very thin and broke years ago.  I've been wearing it with tape on the band all this time.  I don't like to take my ring off.  Even worse, I don't like leaving it anywhere.  But now, it can't be helped.  It really needs to be fixed.

While we are at the plaza where the jewelry store is, we'll stop in at the pet supply store too.   So far, Pogo has been eating some of the doggie food that we bought there the other day.  We need to pick up a few more little tins of it.  If Pogo will eat it, I'll buy it for him.

I'm going to have to get serious about a new yarn order.  I finished up three dolly dresses over the last few days and now my hands are feeling too idle.  My hands like to be busy when I am sitting down to watch TV, or just resting.  As soon as I can decide on the colors, I will start a new afghan.  

These are the colors of the dresses that I finished over the weekend.  The first photo is called Grape Fizz.  The second one is Watercolor, and the third one is Wildflower.

This morning, I'm watching a story about spousal abuse.  It's really horrifying to see what a lot of men and women go through before they are able to ask for help.  I know from counseling some of these women (in years past) just how difficult it is to reach a point where they can walk out of the relationship.  Sometimes they can leave with their children, and sometimes they have to leave them behind.  It's really a sad situation.

Soon I will have to get dressed.  Once the mail comes, Pogo and I will be ready to leave to do our errands.  I need to wash the breakfast dishes too.  On that happy note I'll take my leave.  So,  till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Some Rainy Weather For Us

September 17, 2017

Good morning.  Tis cool and quite cloudy this morning.  We have a bit of rain and maybe winds coming soon thanks to the summer storms, I think.  I'll have to check with the weather channel in a little while.  Right now, I'm watching Law And Order, which is a bit more interesting. 

Friday morning, Deanne and I went to the shooting range for a bit of practice.  Deanne did super well.  I didn't do so bad either.  My shoulder makes it a bit difficult, but I can still hit the bulls eye.  I used Deanne's gun for a few shots, and I really like it.  Pogo says that he'll get me one for a combination birthday/Christmas gift if I want one.  Hmmm, I'll have to think about that.  (He's so good to me!!)  Here's my target from Friday's practice.

Yesterday, Pogo and I went shopping at the gun shop and I bought a magazine loader for my gun.  As soon as I figure out how it works, I'll be able to practice loading the magazine.  Pogo behaved so well in the gun shop that he was invited back whenever he wants to go.  He's quite an impressive and well behaved little fellow.

When we left there, we went looking for a little jewelry shop that the isntructor's brother owns in a nearby town.  Thank goodness for the GPS in my car.  Without it, we'd have never found the little shop.  We had a pleasant chat with the owner, and we'll go back tomorrow so that I can leave one of my rings for repair and an appraisal.  I have another ring that needs the band repaired, so I may also take that one with me to drop off.  I'll be needing a new appraisal for that ring too. 

Before we headed for home, we stopped into a new pet supply store where we picked up a couple new shirts and some new doggie food for Pogo.  He hasn't tried the shirts on yet, but last night he did eat a plateful of the new doggie food.  Wow!!  We also picked up a bag of soft doggie treats, and Pogo actually ate a piece.  Wowsie!  Will wonders never cease!  This is the doggie treat.

I got a new catalogue in the mail Saturday, so I spent some enjoyable time looking through it.  I found a few things that we could use so I ordered them on-line.  There was a beautiful bedspread and shams that Audrey liked so they are being sent to her.  I found a few things that will be gifts, so they will come here and go into the holiday tote.

When I was last at Walmart, I picked up a new pattern book.  This one is for crochet kitchen cloths.  I think I'll try the one with the scrubby in the corner.  After my other projects are finished, of course.  Here's a photo of the little pattern book, and the scrubby dish cloth.

Evenings, I did a bit of crocheting.  I finished a dolly dress in "Grape Fizz" yarn, and now I'm working on one in "Wildflowers" yarn.  When I finish this last dress, I'll take a couple photos.  The colors are scrumptious.  I'm not sure why I'm making so many of these dolly dresses, but I like making them so I'm a happy little camper.  (I'm sure they will all find a new home)

Today I have a new quick page for you.  Now that the hurricane has gone by, and Florida can start to mend and rebuild, I thought that this might be a good page for your vacation photos.  I did call to see how much damage my timeshare condo got, and the news was good.  Aside from losing electric power, there was very little damage from the storm.  Now I can look forward to going there next March.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and watch a bit of TV.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Another Busy Morning

September 15, 2017

Good morning.  Today is a bit cloudy and warm with a bit of a breeze.  It's not raining yet, so it is quite nice.  I won't be much of a chatty Cathy today because I have to get ready soon to leave.  Deanne and I have an appointment this morning at the shooting range.  The instructor texted me last night to say that the new ear phones that we had ordered have come in.  Up to now, we've been using his earphones.

This will be a nice break from my crocheting.  I seem to be making a lot of mistakes lately and have been ripping lots of rows out.  I guess this is a sign that I need a short break.  I think tomorrow I'll take all my dollies out to the porch and apply all the embellishments to them.  After a short photo session, I'll pack them all away. 

Yesterday, while Pogo and I were out in the yard, I noticed quite a few bees busy at work on some of my plants.  I took a few photos, and I have a question that I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with. 

My question is:  Does anyone know what this plant in the last photo is?  I have tons of it.  It is quite pretty and the bees love it.  I have looked it up on Google, but there are a lot of plants there that look like this so I'm still not sure what it is.

In the wee hours of the morning, around 3:50 a.m., Pogo decided that he was finally hungry enough to eat his supper.  I finally got up and got it for him.  He quickly gobbled it up and was looking for more food so I gave him a plate of canned chicken.  When he finished eating that, he climbed back up on his little sofa and went to sleep.  I guess he has me trained pretty good, huh?

Enough of my babble.  It's time for me to start getting dressed and ready to leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today's A Busy Day Here

September 14, 2017

Good afternoon.  I decided that I would do my grocery shopping this morning instead of waiting till later because we may be getting some rain.  By the time I did my shopping and got it all put away, the morning had somehow turned to afternoon. 

Of course, in between putting things away, I brought in the mail and sorted it, fed Pogo, and chatted on the phone for a little bit.  I also put a couple of gifts away (that I picked up) in the Holiday tote.  While I was shopping, I found a color yarn that I need for one of my little dollie dresses.  Now I can finish making the last couple dresses. 

Today's post will be a bit short because I have lots of things that need to be done today around here.  I want to put in another load of laundry too.  Pogo has been running back and forth from the door to me and back to the door.  That usually means that he wants to go outside for a bit.  I've learned to heed this particular message from him. 

I do have one thing to share today.  Yesterday, a book that I had ordered came in the mail.  This one tells all the different ways to use and benefit from vinegar.  So far, I've read a couple of the chapters, and it is really interesting.  If anyone is interested, I'm posting the advertisement for the book and the order form.  If you click on them, they will appear larger so that you can read them easier.

You can also Google the book and order it online.  That's how I ordered my copy.  It's the quickest way to receive the book.

Now I'm off to take my handsome little guy outside for a bit before I start on my chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.