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Friday, May 29, 2020

Pretty New Patterns

May 29, 2020

Good morning.  It's a bit overcast today, and temps are more comfortable.  Yesterday, I uncovered and dusted off the air conditioner.  Last night, I put it on every now and then to keep my place cool enough to sleep.

I even managed to do a load of laundry.  Very slowly, of course.  Every effort I make to do something causes quite a bit of grief to my breathing. It just takes me longer to do things now.  When I think back to how much I could accomplish in any given day just ten years ago, it is mind boggling.  But, as long as I continue to wake up each morning, then slow is beautiful.

Last evening, I bought a new crochet pattern.  It's a shell pattern for a blanket.  I think I might like to try it after I finish a few of my current projects.

Here's another pretty afghan pattern that I found on the web.  I may even have a pattern similar to this in my collection.  I'll have to take a look.

I've been watching  Perry Mason while typing this post.  My goodness, he sure can get feisty when the situation calls for it!  And he's soooo macho when he's yelling at the bad guy!  Swoon, swoon.  Can you picture it?  Short, old, dumpy and wrinkled, swooning over an image on TV.  That should keep you giggling for the rest of the morning.

I thought I might be getting out for a bit today.  I had thought that maybe we could go by the Home Depot garden center so that I could buy a couple new shrubs.  However, daughter says NO STORES!  So that's that.  I'll stay home and let Kevin (or Eddie, whoever shows up) take the car for a little drive.  There's no riding through the park even.  It's closed to vehicles.

Now I think I'll make a cup of tea with a bit of honey in it and do some blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thank Goodness For Re-Runs Of Old TV Programs

May 28, 2020

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It's overcast today with much more comfortable temps.  The nights are warm though.  I had trouble sleeping and finally had to get up and open the door to let in some of the night breeze.  Eventually I was able to doze off for a while. 

I found out that one of my favorite programs, Law & Order - Criminal Intent, is on mornings Wednesday through Friday.  Today, I put it on as soon as my favorite lawyer program was over.  During some of the commercials, I really need to put a load of laundry into the washing machine.  I've become so lazy these last two months.  My laundry basket is overflowing. 

I borrowed a really cute Aunty Acid cartoon from the web to share with you.  This little lady really has a way with words.

While I was checking over some of my plants, I noticed one plant that I don't recognize.  If anyone knows what this is, please let me know.  Thank you in advance.  There are quite a few of these scattered among the other plants.  I'll look through my herbal book again just in case I missed it.

The mail just came and with it a package that I had ordered to put in my Christmas tote.  Yup, I'm doing my best to make a decent head start on my holiday shopping.  December seems to creep up on us really fast once summer gets here. 

It's really quite nice outside right now.  I think I'll see if I can watch my TV programs on my laptop.  If I can, I'll be able to watch them while I'm out on the porch.  Otherwise, I'll watch TV for a while, then take my crochet stuff out on the porch.  There's such a lovely breeze out there. 

I just went outside and took a new photo of the yellow irises.  They have never looked this good before.  Usually as soon as they start blossoming, they fall over from the weight.  Yellow is such a happy color.

Has anyone tried a producta called Mouse Magic?  It's a pack of natural oil scent packs that trigger a "flee" instinct, and it lasts for thirty days.  If you have, let me know because I'm considering trying it here. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Too Bad Harry!

May 27, 2020

Good morning.  Temps are going to hit eighty degrees today.  Woo Hoo!  Of course, a high humidity is on its way here too.  We also have some rain headed this way in a couple days.  All the new plants will be happy for a drink.

Yesterday, I no sooner finished typing my blog post and the road service man got here.  He was very friendly and got my car started right away.  The whole thing only took a few minutes.  Until I start driving it again,  I'll need to start it and let it run a few minutes every day.

Have you seen the new message on your blog?  It says that Blogger is changing everyone's blog to a new default look. They say to try it out now to get used to it.  You'll be able to revert back to your regular look for a while, but by the end of July the new change will be in place.

I'm one of those folks that don't do well with change.  I like my old blog look.  I don't want to change it.  But like my mother always used to say, "Too bad Harry!"  I don't have a choice.  The change is coming and that is that!  Blogger says this will make it easier for us to manage our blogs.  I don't recall ever being asked (by Blogger) whether or not I was having difficulty blogging or whether I wanted anything changed.  Did they ask you?  If not, who did they ask?

On the news this morning, they were showing a video of a woman with a dog.  She was screaming at a man and threatening to call the police on him.  They were out walking and I guess the man told the woman to put a leash on her dog.  She did not take this very well. 

While the newscaster was going on and on about what the woman was doing, not once did they mention how she was abusing her dog.  She had her hand around the dog's collar and was pulling the poor dog all over the place.  She raised her arm and the poor dog was choking and could not keep it's feet on the ground.  The dog even tried to lie down on the ground to stop all this but the woman just kept dragging the poor animal around.  You could see the dog was in pain. I could not watch anymore of this and changed the channel.

**Update:  I just called the news station and mentioned how upset I was about all of this.  I was informed that the dog was taken away from the woman and brought to a shelter.  Had I kept on watching this incident I would have heard this.  I'm not sorry that I changed the channel though because I can't stand to see an animal being abused.  I'm glad that the woman can no longer hurt the dog. 

Today I thought I'd share a couple old photos.  My daughter Deanne has been taking care of all my shopping and other errands so that Pogo and I don't come in contact with Covid-19.  She has a full time job and a home and her own family to take care of too.  So today I have a couple of oldie photos of her to share.

This first photo is Deanne having fun in her sleeper blanket.  The second photo is Kerri (left) and Deanne (right).  Kerri was the mischief maker and Deanne was the peace maker.  Two happy little peas in a pod.

Now I'm going to take my little laptop out to the porch and do a bit of blog reading before it gets hot.  Before I go, let me share a photo of my blooming lilacs.  They get prettier every year.

The mail just came and I guess I'll go get that first.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tis A Gorgeous Day Today

May 26, 2020

Good morning.  Today is supposed to be a beauty as  soon as the fog rolls away.  The sun is shining and temps might get close to eighty degrees.  It's definitely another porch day for Pogo and me.  I took a couple photos yesterday to share.

This first photo is how some of my little solar thingies look now that they are back dancing on the railing.  They are such happy looking little things. 

And this is Pogo looking out over his domain, making sure everything is just fine.  

It was so pretty out there yesterday.  The trees were full of birds singing and chirping away.  I even heard a new one.  I didn't get to see it though.  My car was covered in pollen, so when Joe got home from work, he washed it for me.  Then we tried to start it and discovered the battery was dead.  Joe did try to jump start it, but no soap.  At the moment, I'm in the process of calling the road service  to come out and start the car for me.  Now I just have to wait for their text telling who and when they  will show up.

I borrowed an image from the web because I thought it was important to share it with you.  This is the season when many of our wildlife are having babies and out foraging for food to feed them or looking for safe places to keep them.   Please do not hurt these animals if you see them.  They are not looking to hurt you, they are just trying to keep their babies safe and fed.

This photo shows a mother fox and her babies.  They are only coming closer to residential areas because coyotes are also out looking for food and if they find these babies, they'll kill them.  Please be kind, leave the mother fox and her babies alone and safe.  

I just got a text from the road service.  They'll be here in half an hour or less so I'd best be going.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

May 25, 2020

Good morning.  It's early and still overcast, but the sun should appear sometime this morning, along with warmer temps.  Actually, it's supposed to be super warm all week.  That would certainly be nice but we'll wait and see. 

Today is Memorial Day.  It's a day to remember all the men and women who gave their lives so that we may keep our freedom.  Let us not forget them.  Fly your flags proudly. 

I promised to show you a photo of my yellow irises.  I imagine that once the sun comes out today, that little garden will be full of these beautiful blooms.

Yesterday, Pogo and I went out on the porch for a little while.  I watered my new plants, and Pogo did his best to keep the small critters away from the porch.  He does have a really ferocious bark. hahaha.  One little critter wasn't paying much attention to Pogo though.  This little chipmunk found something tasty to eat and he wasn't leaving until he ate every bit of it.

Do you ever watch "Leave It To Beaver?"  It's on every weekday morning for an hour. (Just before Perry Mason)   I know I enjoyed watching it many years ago, but now I'm enjoying it all over again.  I think it's a great program for parents as well as children. 

Last night I finished the green hat.  Today I'll make the neck warmer to match.  After that, I think I'll make one or two more sets then I'll get started back on my Christmas projects.  I have an idea for another project.  Back in the forties, my Mom used to make pom pom rugs.  When I got into my twenties, I made a few of them too.  Now I think I'd like to make a few more of them.  They really are pretty.  I think it's fun how some things just keep coming around again.

Now I think I'll go watch my TV program.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Awards Galore

May 24, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining, but it is a bit cool, only 51F degrees.  Today will only make it up to the mid fifties..  At least it is sunny.  I can feel in my bones that today will be a lazy day.  I need a bit more warmth to get energetic.  I've finished the orange neck warmer set and started another green set.  So I guess that's what I'll be doing today.

I gathered up all the awards that Jazzy got this past week and put them all in one layout.  Top left, the  Massasoit Key Award.  In recognition of your leadership, satisfactory academic progress, and unselfish contribution to this College and the Community of which we are a part, Massasoit Community College bestows its highest honor for service and dedication.  Top center, the Key.

Top right, Massasoit Community College Equity Award.  This is a new award and Jazzy is the only one to get it.  In recognition of your advocacy for equity, diversity, inclusion, and access to serve this College of which we are a part, Massasoit Community College bestows this honor for supporting initiatives to create awareness and educate the College community.

Bottom left, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Senate Official Citation.  In recognition of your Academic Excellence and Induction Into the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team.  Bottom right, Letter of Congratulations, and acknowledging regret that he was not able to present the Citation to her in person, from Michael D. Brady, State Senator, 2nd Plymouth and Bristol District.

Yesterday, Deanne and Eddie came by with my grocery shopping.  Woo Hoo!  Now I have a new stock of treats!  This week, the bakery had the apple turnovers that I love.  Yum!  Of course, I had to eat one of them before supper.  I find that my supper goes down much tastier when I eat a treat first.  Don't you? 

The white cotton gloves that I had ordered arrived Friday afternoon.  I tried them out that evening and they worked out very well.  Yesterday, my new blog book came in the mail.  I'll take a photo to share here tomorrow. 

The irises in my little garden are loving this warmer sunshine and are blossoming.  Oh my, they are yellow and oh so pretty.  I'll take a photo this afternoon to share tomorrow.  I'll have to take a walk to the other side of the house to see if any of the irises out there are getting ready to bloom.  If they are, I'll get a few photos.

This weekend there are some marathons on TV so I think I'll be watching them while I crochet.  I think I'll wake Pogo up and let him go out on the porch and bark at a few squirrels before settling down to watch TV.  He needs his exercise too.

Before I do that, let me share a really cute picture that was borrowed from the web.  Sometimes our squirrels come right up to my porch and sit on the top of the gate to let me know that they could use some more food.  This picture reminds me of them.

Now I'm off to make a hot cup of cocoa.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Enjoying The Warm Sun

May 22, 2020

Good morning. Today is sunny and temps are supposed to get up into the upper seventies today.  After that it's supposed to cool down for a couple days before warming up again.  It's weird, but the states north of us are warmer than we are.

Today I have more good news to share.  Our Jazzy has received some awards lately, and we are all so proud of her.  Two from Massasoit Community College, where she has just finished two years, and two from the State Senate.  I'll put together a layout of them to share here on Sunday.

Yesterday, Pogo and I got to sit out on the porch for a little while.  Heaven!  Today, we're looking forward to sitting out there again.  I had planned on taking my crocheting out there with me, but it was  such fun just watching all the Nature around me that I didn't get much done.

Today I think I'll take some junk mail out there with me.  It should be pleasant sorting it while enjoying the fresh air.  All the irises in one of little gardens are getting tall and budding.  With all this sunshine, they should blossom any day now.  This photo was taken a couple days ago.

Audrey has been busy crocheting too.  She just finished this adorable little octopus for a friend's new baby.  This so cute!  Audrey, the baby is going to love it.

It's taking me a while to type this post because my program, Perry Mason, is on TV and I'm trying to watch it while I type.  That's not so easy to do so, I think I'll go watch the rest of the program.  After that, Pogo and I are headed for our porch.

So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.