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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

It Feels Good Being Me Today

April 24, 2019

Good morning. Well,  Tis looking a bit gray outside but the forecast says it will be sunny and warm soon  It's still a bit early, only 7:13 a.m.  I want to acknowledge some really nice comments that some of you left on yesterday's post.  Thank you so much.  You've really put a big smile on my heart. 

I'm in the process of making up my shopping list.  I would just phone in an order to WalMart to be picked up this afternoon, but for some reason the food pickers don't bother to look at expiration dates on things.  The last pickup order I got had a half gallon of milk in it that expired in two days.  Sorry, this is not my way of shopping. 

It's kind of sad because this could have been a good thing for me.  There are lots of days that I am just not up to driving to the market.  But if I'm going to be paying for the food, I want fresh food.  I don't want bruised tomatoes, spotted and bruised bananas, etc.  I'm picky.  So until the store hires better food pickers, I'll just go shop myself. 

Actually, I'm quite thankful that I'm able to go shop by myself.  Except for this COPD and Asthma, I'm fairly healthy.  I'm thankful that my hands work so that I can enjoy doing crafts and crocheting.  I'm blessed with a wonderful caring family and a lot of really nice blogger friends.  And let's not forget awesome little Pogo who stole my heart the minute I laid eyes on him. 

My goodness, what got me going this morning?   I swear, there's nothing in my coffee!  Hmmm, it must have been that bowl of spaghetti and meat sauce that I had this morning for breakfast.  Yup, spaghetti!  It's one of the perks of being old, I guess.  We are allowed to eat our meals out of order. 

I want to share this cute little cartoon that I borrowed from the web.  Easter has gone by, but this is too cute not to share.

I also have a couple of pictures (borrowed from the web) to share that will put a smile on your heart.  Animals are just so beautiful. 

I'm hoping that we'll be having some really nice Spring weather once all these rainy days are behind us.  I'd really like to have the screen covers taken off the porch so that Pogo and I can spend some time out there.  Plants that I have ordered are all coming in the mail now and it would nice if they could be planted outdoors now. 

Enough of my babble, I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before it's time to go shopping.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Keeping Busy

April 23, 2019

Good morning.  Tis a wee bit early, only 2:24 a.m.  I fell asleep early watching a program on TV.  Once I woke up, I wasn't tired enough to go back to sleep.  So instead, I've been playing on my (old) laptop.  I made a new quick page and cropped some photos to share. 

It rained most all day yesterday.  At times it was pretty heavy.  Although some towns got heavier rain than we did.  I kept pretty busy all day doing God only knows what.  Yup, I have days where I'm really busy doing things that I can't recall.  I guess they just weren't all that important. 

For all you folks with pets, I think I've found a new item that could be really good.  I saw it on TV yesterday and took a photo of the TV screen.  You comb your pet's fur/hair with this thing, and it kills all fleas on contact immediately.  If you call to order it, they will double the offer for an extra fee.  If it works the way they say it does, this could be really great.

Remember the berry pie that I made for myself?  Well, it's all gone now.  Last night I took a photo of it before cutting it into three slices.  One for me and one each for dwarfs Joe and Mike.  I used mixed berry Jello and raspberry yogurt for this pie and my oh my it was delicious! 

It's supposed to rain all day today with temps in the mid to upper fifties.  But, then we should have a couple days of sunshine and temps in the sixties.  I'm thinking that Pogo and I will just have to get out while the sun is shining and do a couple errands and maybe shop a bit. 

I put a couple more rows on my yellow afghan.  I think I'm up to twenty six rows now, only a hundred more to go.  I've been procrastinating using the new laptop but I think today I'll have to give it a try.  I'd like to be able to upload some quick pages so that I can post them.  

While we were in Florida this year, I had planned to get my hair cut again.  However, we never made it to a hair salon.  I took this selfie photo while we were there and decided that maybe I'll wait a bit longer before having my hair cut again.  I don't take very good photos by holding the phone away from me, so I use a mirror.

My eyes are starting to get tired again now.  I think I'll take my leave and try to catch a few more winks.  So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Half Sun, Half Rain Today

April 22, 2019

Good morning.  Tis damp and gray at the moment, but the forecast calls for sun and temps in the sixties shortly.  This will, however, turn to rain with temps in the fifties by mid afternoon.  Temps are beginning to stay nearer to the fifties and sixties lately so I guess it's time to start planting a few things in pots. 

Yesterday was a nice lazy day for Pogo and me.  Deanne brought us over a delicious ham dinner, actually enough for two dinners.  Yup, I'm going to enjoy it again today.  I did not play with my new laptop, nor did I cook the big pot of pasta and meat sauce.  I was just lazy most all day.

I did crochet a while on the yellow afghan that I started a while ago.  I don't work on it steadily, so it's going to take a while to finish it.  That's okay though, because this one is for me.  I do want to make another shawl just as soon as I can decide on a color.  I have a lot of yarn to choose from so it shouldn't take too long to decide on which color I want. 

This morning I'm watching HSN on TV.  They are featuring a really nice Packard Bell Air Book (10" tablet).  It looks really nice, and the price is nice too.  I have a nice tablet, but it doesn't have a keyboard, so I can't really use it for a lot of things.  I mostly use it to read my e-books.  Soon I will be needing to replace my little laptop,  so maybe something like this PB tablet might be ideal.  I have more homework to do on this subject.

I'm funny that way.  When it's time for me to buy an expensive item, (anything over $50) I do a lot of research on the item.  I learn as much as I can about the product, its pros and its cons and what you get with the different price ranges.  This way I can purchase intelligently.  However, this does not teach me how to use the product.  That comes after the purchase. 

Some times I find the neatest things on the web.  Here's one idea that I think can really be a big help when you need to do some shopping and hubby doesn't want to tag along.  Just drop him off at a hubby day care center, and he'll be a happy little camper.  (photo borrowed from web)

I just switched the channel over to Shop LC TV, and oh my what a big mistake!  They are showing one of the prettiest London Blue Topaz Rings set in sterling silver.  And the price!  Oh wow, such bargains!  Well, I had to change the channel again because I'm trying to be very good and not buy anything.  Yup, I put on a crime story.  These are very interesting and there's nothing for me to buy!

Before I go, let me share something else that I borrowed from the web.  This is something to really think about.  Every thing you say or do (or don't say or do) leaves its mark on someone.  It doesn't cost anything to be kind  to someone.  But it can be worth a whole lot to the person you were kind to.  Think about it. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

April 21, 2019

Good morning, and Happy Easter to you.  Well, I have to say that Mother Nature has been rather kind to us.  We were expecting heavy downpours of rain yesterday, and rain today and for the next few days.  Some places got the rain, but we got only light rain on and off throughout the day.  Today is looking like more of the same. 

Here's a photo of yesterday's sky.  Cloudy with light drizzle now and then.  Not bad at all.

Yesterday, Deanne and Eddie took the grandkids to a friend's house for an Easter Egg hunt.  They had a wonderful time.  Joe (one of the dwarfs) spent the day at his sister's home enjoying his great nieces hunting for Easter Eggs.  The weather did not dampen anyone's Easter activities.  Thank you very much. 

I had some photos of past Easters to share with you, but I lost them when I downloaded those infected kits last month.  I lost a lot of stuff, and I'm still trying to find things.  So, instead, I'll share some photos I took of the new leaves that are now adorning our trees. 

Temps were in the sixties yesterday, so Pogo and I went out on the porch every once in a while just toenjoy the warm temps.  Gosh, Pogo looks like a little mouse in this photo.  hahaha.  It was even too warm for his little sweater, so we took it off. 

I didn't really do a lot of anything yesterday.  It was just a lazy day for us.  I did make a couple of pies.  One is lemon, and that one is for Deanne and her family.  The other pie is mixed berries, and this one is for me.  Of course, I'll share with some of the dwarfs. 

Today Pogo and I will share a delicious ham dinner that Deanne will be bringing to us later today.  Yum, yum!  Later, I'll make up a pot of meat sauce and pasta for supper.  This year, I did not make up Easter baskets or decorated eggs for the dwarfs.  I've been doing this for so many years, but no one ever says thank you. 

I've been watching HSN on TV.  They are featuring electronic items.  Right now, they are showing the Go Vision glasses.  You put them on and take videos of whatever you are looking at.  I bought a pair of them a couple of months ago, but I haven't had a chance to use them yet.  Right now, they are charging.  I think I'll give them a try this afternoon.

I going to try to install my jigsaw puzzle game in my new laptop this afternoon.  Wish me luck.  I hope it goes in without any problems.  I relax every day by doing one or two puzzles around dinner time.  After that, I think I'm going to try to bring an image up in the new Photoshop.  If that works, I may even be able to start making new quick pages.  Again, wish me luck. 

Now I think I'll sign off and do a bit of blog reading.  Then I have some dishes needing to be washed.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a Blessed and Happy Easter!

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 19, 2019

I Hope The Easter Bunny Has A Row Boat

April 19, 2019

Good morning.  Tis gray and cloudy with temps in the sixties.  Today begins our mini-monsoon seson.  For a while the forecast called for four days of rain, but now it is showing six days of rain. Maybe that's why I couldn't see the moon during the night.  I got a fuzzy glimpse of it through the trees, but then it slid behind all the cloud cover.

It's also quite windy today.  My wind chimes have been singing all morning.  It's really a pleasant sound.  There are three different ones hanging outside.  At times, they sound a bit like a chorus.  Hmm, maybe I should hang a couple more of them up. 

DIL Janet was here last evening, and we ordered spinach pizzas for supper.  Oh my, they are soooo tasty.  The afghan that Janet is working on is coming along nicely.  As soon as she gets a few more rows on it, I'll take a photo to share. 

The folks at Lincare never showed up yesterday.  They did call me around noon time to say that they would be out to take care of the oxygen concentrator.  They must have forgot.  I called them at 5:45 last evening and they finally said they would be here between 8 and 9 P.M.  They showed at almost ten o'clock.  All the guy did was to take the machine that was here out, and plug in another machine.  This new machine is big, noisy and super heavy.  But it works.

I think my mind went on vacation without me.  Today I will be doing the laundry that I meant to do yesterday.  I did put the laundry into the washer, but never turned the washer on.  For the life of me, I can't think of what I may have been doing that was so distracting.  Ah well, it doesn't matter.  The clothes will get washed today.  Do you ever have days like that? 

Today I have photos of the plants that are just now blossoming in my yard.  First, here's my first daffodil and hyacinth.

Next, there are a couple of tulip buds that should be opening in a few days.

Then there's my little lilac bush.  It's covered with tiny little buds that will be opening soon. 

There are lots of new shoots on all the rose bushes too.  Maybe once we get past this rainy season, lots of things will be starting to bloom.  Gosh, I hope so.  Hopefully, this warmer weather will be here to stay so that I can have the screen covers taken off the porch soon. 

I was up around 4:30 this morning, trying to get a photo of the moon, and I just stayed up.  So, I think I'd best get that laundry going before I'm ready for a nap.  I'm thinking maybe I'll make a couple of pies this morning.  One for me, and I'll take one over to Deanne for her family. 

On that happy note, I'm off.  So, till Sunday, I wish you all a Happy Easter.  Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

I'm In The Middle Of A Murphy's Law Thing

April 18, 2019

Good morning.  Gosh, I didn't realize how late it was.  It's almost noontime.  I had a hard time falling asleep during the night, and therefore slept quite late this morning.  Since I got up, I've been busy trying to get the oxygen company (Lincare) to call me back with a time they will be out with a new oxygen concentrator. 

The one they gave me recently has developed some problems, and I haven't been able to use it since early last evening.  These folks are not in any hurry to call me back, so I may end up calling my insurance company to make sure they are not billed for all the days the concentrator isn't working.

It's starting to feel like a Murphy's Law week.  Yesterday afternoon, after Pogo had his turkey treat, I got ready to go grocery shopping.  After getting all settled in my car, I touched the starter and NOTHING.  A dead battery!  But how?  I checked the trunk lid but it was shut tight.  That's usually the cause of this problem. 

Joe came out and tried to jump start my engine, but it just wasn't working.  After about fifteen minutes of trying, we gave up.  I called Driver Elite (it's similar to AAA) and they said they would be out within the hour.  And they were.  As soon as their cables were attached to my battery, the engine turned over.  Woo Hoo!  I let the car run for forty minutes before shutting if off and starting it again

The problem seems to have come from a button on the lower dash that accidently got touched and it turned something on.  I'm not sure what this thing is so I'll have to get out my owner's manual and look it up. 

Eventually I got to go shopping, and by the time I got home and put everything away, it was after eight o'clock.  I will mention one thing here.  As I was getting ready to leave my driveway, I noticed two or three turkeys over by the bird feeder enjoying some bird seed.  I guess these turkeys will be with us for a while. 

The best part of the day was when  Deanne came by for a visit and brought me a lovely bouquet of flowers and some new solar flowers and flamingos to put in my garden.  Here is a photo of the bouquet, and I'll take some photos of the solar flowers as soon as I get a chance.

Have you ever seen such a pretty hydrangea?  It looks like a large ball of pastel candies.  And I just love the yellow tulips.  I think yellow flowers are so happy looking.  Yellow flowers make me think of my brother.  His favorite song was "Eighteen Yellow Roses."  For his memorial service, I got a blanket of white carnations and eighteen yellow roses for his casket. 

Another bright spot yesterday was when my other new Photoshop book and Quick Reference pamphlet arrived.  Now I'm looking forward to sitting down with my new laptop and trying out the new Photoshop program. 

I took a walk out in my yard yesterday, and noticed a couple of blossoms.  I took photos and I'll share them tomorrow.  Right now, I have to call Lincare to find out why they have not called me back yet.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tis A Beautiful Spring Day

April 17, 2019

Good morning.  Tis sunny and the temperature is 48F degrees.  In a few hours, temps will be in the low sixties.  A simply lovely day!  I have a few things to do today, then Deanne will be coming by for a visit.  Later, after Pogo has his turkey treat, I think I'll make a quick run to the market and pick up a few things.  We have a few days of rain coming up next.

I did not tackle the new laptop yesterday or last night.  Instead I got rid of another bag of junk mail, catalogues and magazines.  I also spent a bit of time looking through my new book :How Do I Do That In Photoshop" by Scott Kelby.  Each page answers just one thing.  You look up the thing you are trying to do, and it will give you the page number where you can find the answer.  Very interesting!

While I was going through a batch of magazines, I found a couple of items that I thought might share with you.  The first is a recipe for am easy Smoked Sausage Skillet dish.  I make one similar to this and it is delicious.

I also found a page with some rather interesting facts on it.  Be sure to click on the picture so that it gets bigger and you can read it better.

Last evening, I did a couple of puzzles on my (old) laptop while I watched the kids baking championship on TV.  I fell asleep rather early, so I woke up in the wee hours of the night.  This wasn't so bad though because I managed to pick up a couple of gift items from the TLC program on TV.  Sometimes they have some awesome deals during the night. 

I'm hoping my puzzle program works on my new laptop, so I looked it up online and read the customer reviews.  Someone had asked if it would work on Windows 10, and the answer was yes.  So I have high hopes that I'll be able to do my jig saw puzzles on the new machine.  I plan to spend some time with the new laptop after I finish going through a couple more bags of magazines, etc. 

Can you get the Game Show Network on your TV?  Their newest game show is called "Common Knowledge."  It's sort of a trivia game and I find it quite interesting.  Another new game show that I like is called "America Says."  It's so refreshing to be able to watch a clean, fun adult show. 

I used to enjoy watching "Family Feud" which calls itself a family show.  However, a lot of the questions are no longer geared for a family.  A lot of times, contestants are teenagers and/or clergy and  many of the questions are very embarrassing and just not suitable.  This tends to take away the enjoyment of the game for me. 

Today, I'm watching for the mail carrier again.  My other new book should be coming today.  Woo Hoo!  I'm hoping that with the help of these two new books I'll be able to find my way around the new version of Photoshop.

Now I think I'll put  load of laundry into the washer, then do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.