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Friday, October 31, 2014


October 31, 2014

Good morning.  It's quite chilly this morning, only in the 40'sF.  We're expecting to make it into the low 50'sF by mid-day.  However, tonight the colder air returns and possibly some rain showers too.  With a little luck, the rain will hold off till after 6 a.m. tomorrow.

Weather permitting, Pogo and I have decided to get together with our "Witchy" friends for tonight's celebration ride.  As you know, tonight is New Year's Eve for witches, so HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!   May you all enjoy a happy, healthy and prosperous year.  Merry Be.

Some of us gals are getting along in years, and the cold wet weather doesn't sit too well with us.  So, a few of us got together and went on a shorter celebration ride late last night, just in case the weather gets nasty tonight.  It was a bit cloudy in places, but all in all it was a really pleasant ride.

Here's Pogo keeping watch on the weather late yesterday afternoon.   He's been looking forward to our ride all year.   If the weather tonight holds out, we'll get in an even longer ride tonight.  Woo Hoo!

Last night, one of our friends brought her little camera along and took a photo of us.  Everyone really liked how I had hooked Pogo's car seat onto the back of my broom to keep him warm.  Pogo said that it was nice and toasty, and sort of like poking his head out the car window.   I used the photo to make our Halloween card.

My goodness, Pogo just saw his picture here on the card, and is getting all excited.  Who'd have thought that a tiny six pound cutie would have such fun riding around the world on a broom? 

Now I'm going to make another cup of coffee, and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous Halloween and a super weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sharing Peanuts Can Be Such Fun!

October 30, 2014

Good morning.  Goodness, have you noticed how early it gets dark now, and how daylight comes much later in the morning?   Gosh, I love seeing daylight outside my door at 4:30/5:00 o'clock in the morning.  Now it's still dark at 6 a.m.  In a way, it's sort of depressing for daylight bunnies like me.

Yesterday a few packages started arriving.  I have such fun opening them to see what's inside.  When you order things on-line, you don't get to see them up close until they actually arrive at your home.  Most of the time, it's really surprising to see how nice they really are. 

One of the items that came yesterday was breakable.  Well, it arrived in a big box, and was wrapped up like a huge bee hive.  Wow!  There was no way this item was going to get broken unless a Mack truck drove over it.  Got your curiosity up?  Well, I can't say any more because it just might be for someone who reads this blog.  Hee Hee.

Another item that arrived in one of the packages was a book titled "Stupid History".  I can't wait to start reading it.  Of course, I'll be glad to share any its interesting tidbits here with you.

After lunch, I took a bowl of peanuts outside to spread around for the birds and small critters that live in our yard.  Then I grabbed my camera and try to take photos from the kitchen window.  The rose bush outside the window needs to be trimmed because it tends to get in the way of getting any good shots. (That's the fuzzy green that shows up in some of the photos.)

Usually, the squirrels, chipmunks and Blue Jays are the first to arrive to gather up all the peanuts.  However, yesterday I got a really nice surprise.  The Tufted Titmice were the first on the scene, and got most all the peanuts.  Some of the photos are a bit blurry because these tiny birds were very quick.  They were in a hurry to get as many peanuts as possible, and did not stop long enough to pose for photos.

I even took a few short videos.  These tiny birds are just the cutest little things to watch.   In the end, they managed to get quite a large share of the peanuts before the squirrels and Blue Jays showed up. 

Daughter Deanne stopped by for a while, and we had us a really nice visit.  Pogo just loves his Auntie Dee.  When he see's her car pulling into the yard, he gets really excited, and can't wait for her to come through the door so that he can give her doggie hugs.

Evening time came early, and I put a few more rows on the green afghan while listening to the soothing sound of Pogo snoring away in his little bed.  Yes, he actually snores loud enough that you can hear him across the room.  But it is music to my ears.

Well that's all my news for this morning.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woo Hoo! I'm Back!

October 29, 2014

Good morning.  Gosh, I was beginning to have "Bloggie withdrawals."  Thank goodness for Wayne.  He was able to come by last evening to fix the problem on my laptop.  It wasn't my internet explorer after all.  It was my very own "stupidity" that has kept me from blogging and enjoying my friends' blogs.

Somehow, the tool bar disappeared, and along with it went readable print.  All of a sudden all print was showing up so teeny weeny that I could hardly read it.  I couldn't even read what I was trying to type.  So, if I haven't left any comments on your blogs, I'm sorry.  I've missed my morning ritual of blog reading while drinking my coffee.

The bottom line is that once Wayne got here and I showed him my problem, it only took him seconds to bring back the tool bar and fix the size of the print.  Oy vey!!!  Do I feel dumb or what!!!!!!  All it took was a tiny little right click at the top of the internet screen, and VOILA!

While Wayne was here, he also hooked my new TV up to my internet.  So now I can watch my Netflix and Amazon Prime movies on my TV.  For goodness sake, will wonders ever cease!  Now if I can remember how he told me to do it, I'll be just fine.  It seems easy enough, but with me one never knows.  It took me forever to learn how to record from the DVR to a DVD. 

Friday, Joe and I got our flu shots, and over the weekend, I spent some time working on my crochet projects.  However even this did not always go smoothly.  Saturday afternoon, I did six or seven rows on the green afghan, and later that evening I had to rip them all out plus a few more rows.  This, of course, does not make me a very happy camper. 

So instead of finishing the green afghan, I still have about 42 more rows to go.  The good news is that I only have to finish this and the lavender afghan before the end of November.  I can do this.  I've also spent a bit of time shopping on the internet, and now I'm just waiting for the packages to start rolling in.

I'm really enjoying the upcoming Christmas holiday this year.  I'm working on a special Santa project, and it's proving to be a lot of fun.  I'll share more on this much later in the year.  For now, though, I have to zoom in on Halloween.  It is supposed to be super cold that night, so I'm not sure if Pogo and I will be able to go for our ritual ride.  We'll just have to wait and see how the weather goes.

Here's a photo of my precious little guy, all curled up in his blankets next to me on the sofa.  He takes over every warm fuzzy blanket that we get.

I also have a beautiful photo to share that daughter Audrey took from her porch a few nights ago.  She wasn't able to get a photo of the solar eclipse, but she did get this gorgeous sunset sky.  This is beautiful, Audrey.  Great shot!
Now I'm going to start catching up on my blog reading.  Maybe I'll even have a second cup of coffee.  It feels good to be able to read the print on my screen again.  Every hear of that saying "Cheap Date"?  Well, that's me.  It surely doesn't take much to make this old fuddy duddy happy.

On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, until tomorrow, Y'all have a super splendid day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Problems With Blogger - Will Be Back Soon

October 24, 2014

Good morning.  This will be a very short post as I'm having trouble with the size of this page on my screen.  It is very small and I'm having a problem reading it.  So far, I have not located the problem so I'll be calling Wayne soon to see if he can fix it.

All is well here.  Y'all have a fabulous day, and I'll be back as soon as I can fix this problem.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We're Having Us An Autumn Nor'easter

October 23, 2014

Good morning.  Oh my, a two car collision has just happened in the street right in front of our driveway.  Dwarf James and I went out to make sure no one was hurt.  Both people involved are okay, and there is a police cruiser on its way here.  Time for me to go back in the house.

Well my goodness, What a day and night we just had.  The rains came down and the winds howled most of the day and got even fiercer during the night.  Around 9:30 p,m, we heard loud thunder, followed by lightning.  This continued on and off for several hours. (mostly off)  Sometime before dawn, the winds died down and the rain stopped.

This morning is cloudy and still a bit breezy.  There are puddles everywhere, and the ground is covered with fallen leaves.  It's a great day to stay inside and crochet.

Yesterday, Pogo had an appointment at the beauty salon.  After that, we shopped for some new sweaters for him.   On the way home, we stopped in at JoAnn's fabric shop and bought a couple skeins of medium purple yarn.  I have a project in mind, but it will have to wait until all my holiday stuff is done.

Here's my handsome little guy lying on his bed, and wearing one of his new sweaters.  After a while though, it got too warm to be wearing the sweater and we had to take it off and put on a lightweight shirt.

Here he is in a lighter shirt, back at his favorite spot in front of the door.  He can spend hours here because there is always so much going out there for him to watch.

After lunch, a delivery truck showed up, and a man was carrying a huge box up to my door.  Oh boy!  It's my new TV.  Dwarf James helped me bring it indoors, and then I dragged it into my living room.  It's the same size as the TV that died, but it is a little bit smarter.  Seriously, it is a smart TV, but I'm hoping that it's not too smart for me.

This morning, I'll put in a call to SIL Eddie to see when he can come by and hook it up for me.  I guess I spoke a bit too soon earlier about the wind dying down.  It has definitely picked up again, and my flag and the trees out front are waving about wildly every now and then.  It has also started raining again.  Yup, it's definitely a great day to stay indoors and catch up on my crochet projects.

That's about it for the news here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lots Of Rain Heading Our Way

October 22, 2014

Good morning.  Well, Mr. Pogo decided that we should get up extra early this morning.  So, there was no more sleep for me after 5 a.m.  I guess he thought I would just get up and cook him a hamburger or something like that.  Well what he got was a plate of doggie food.  Guess who crawled into his little bed and went back to sleep?   (No, it wasn't me!)

It's supposed to be quite windy and rainy today and tomorrow.  Pogo has an early morning appointment at the beauty salon, so I'm hoping that the heavier rains will hold off until later today.  While we're out, I'd like to check out a couple of sales at local craft shops. We'll see.  It depends on the weather.

I have a photo of the "Fried TV" afghan to show you how pretty it is looking.  The colors are named Turqua and Bright Mix.

The yarn that I had ordered last week arrived yesterday.  Oh my, such pretty yarn!!  My fingers started itching to play with all this beautiful new yarn, but first I have to finish up the current projects.  One of the new yarns matches perfectly with a pretty yarn (a shade of green) that I had picked up a while ago.

The green is a soft "new leafy green" (it has no name, just a color number), and the new yarn is Green Tones.  They look beautiful together.

I've already made up a list of afghans and lapghans that I want to make after the holidays have gone by.  So, it looks like I'll be busy for some time.

Well, Pogo and I have to be getting ready to leave shortly.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Afghan With A Feisty Personality

October 21, 2014

Good morning.  It's a bit damp and on the gray side here in my little part of New England.  However, the temperature has gone up a little bit.  Today will be in the mid to upper 50's, and in the lower 50's tonight.  It's good weather to stay indoors and crochet. 

Speaking of crochet, I mentioned earlier that I had started a new afghan using colors that match the colors in the "bad TV screen" photo.  In the future, I'll refer to this afghan as the "fried TV" afghan.  Well, I had almost enough rows done on it to photograph, and what did my eyes behold?  There was an unfixable boo boo way back..... about five rows back to be exact.  

I tore the five rows out and started over.  After putting two of these rows back on, I found that I had made another mistake at the very beginning of the first of these two rows.  Here we go again.  Once more, I tore the two rows out.  This afghan is really quite pretty, however, it is definitely not going to be a picnic to work on. 

Today I have photos of a couple of the birds that live around here.  The photo of the Blue Jay was taken a couple of days ago, and the other photo was taken a couple of months ago.  I'm not too sure what that bird is.

Yesterday was a rather quiet day.   I did a couple loads of laundry and worked on designing this year's Christmas card.  I couldn't make up my mind, so I ended up with two cards.  Now I just have to pick one of them and have my cards printed.  This week, I need to get busy deciding on the photos for the new calendar.  I would like to have that ready for printing soon.

Poor Pogo has been having a "Joe and turkey treat" withdrawal these past few days.  Last night,  he finally gave in and let dwarf Mikey feed him his turkey treat.  Boy oh boy, did he ever gobble that turkey down!!!  Hopefully, Joe will be coming home this afternoon after work. 

Well now I think I'll make myself a hot cup of coffee and get back to working on that Fried TV afghan.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.