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Monday, March 30, 2020

Is Fashion Ever New?

March 30, 2020

Good morning.  Tis gray and most likely wet again today.  I was contemplating a trip to the park to see the water birds but I think I'll wait for a sunny, dry day.  On the other hand, I may just wait until the end of April to make that trip to the park. 

The rate that this Covid 19 is spreading is really scary.  In order to get to the park, I will have to travel by car.  You cannot do spacing very well while sitting in your car.  I think I'll just be happy to go out on my porch for a little while for fresh air now and then. 

I've been watching the news and I find it amazing how many businesses think they should be listed as essential.  The governor has closed recreational marijuana shops because they are not essential, but is allowing the medical marijuana shops to stay open.  Now the recreational MJ shops are saying that they should be allowed to open too.  What is wrong with these people?  What is so essential about the recreational MJ? 

How about a peek at the new poncho that I'm working on.  The colors I'm using are Sandstone and Macchiato.  I really like how this one is looking. 

I've been checking online to find out if and/or when Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will ever bring back a fashion design show.  To my surprise, they already have.  It's called "Making The Cut" and it is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.  Woo Hoo!  Guess what I'll be looking for later today!  I really love fashion design. 

While Audrey and I were shopping at the WalMart Supercenter in Kissimmee, I stopped to take a quick photo of the new bathing suits that were on display.  They were really pretty and looked just like a bathing suit that I wore when I was around fourteen or fifteen.  Here's the photo of the new bathing suits.  They just add a little kriss kross or a side panel and voila!  A new fashion.

Then I dug out a photo of me wearing my white one back in the fifties.  A lot of my classmates and I were enjoying a day at the beach.

It just goes to show that fashion isn't really new.  It keeps going round and round, sometimes skipping a generation or two.  So, I imagine that pretty soon the maxi dresses should be making another  comeback.  I'd like to see the old fashioned maternity smocks return too.  We had some of the prettiest maternity clothes way back then.

I'm looking at the clock and Perry Mason will be on in fifteen minutes so I'd best wrap up things here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

It's A Kitty Cat's World

March 29, 2020

Good morning.  Today is supposed to be gray, damp and in the very low forties.  No problem, Pogo and I aren't going anywhere.  But it does look like the temps will be hanging in the fifties pretty soon.  Woo Hoo!  That means we can open up the little porch soon.

Yesterday, Deanne and Eddie went grocery shopping for me and delivered everything to my porch.  I put the freezer stuff away and left the rest on the porch for a while before bringing it in the house.  When they left, Deanne took the package that I had ready for mailing to the Post Office for me.  Now I can't wait for it to get to its destination.

After seeing the great granddaughters in their new ponchos, I'm realizing that the two little ones could have been longer.  If they send them back to me, I'll add more rows.  Meanwhile, I've been working on another adult poncho. 

Deanne sent me some adorable photos of Pickles and Nutmeg to share.  These two are getting along pretty good now.  Pickles loves guarding the family water supply. 

Nutmeg loves sharing cheese and other goodies with her Dad.  Do you think she has him wrapped right around her paw?  Yup, she does.  (psst, don't tell him though!)

What would we do without our precious animals?  They are so trusting and give us so much joy. 

Today I guess I'll work on some of the junk mail, then get back to my crocheting.  I have a lot of it to finish before the end of the year.  Well, I don't have to, but I want to.  I have afghans to make, and I'll probably want to make a few more ponchos. 

If I have some time in between my crochet projects, I think I'd like to try some rock painting.  I still have the book with the instructions for the Nativity set.  This would be fun to do while I'm sitting out on the porch.  Well, we'll see. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Things Are Getting Hinky

March 27, 2020

Good morning.  The month of March is quickly fading away, and this Covid 19 mess is just getting bigger.  I wonder just how long it will go on.  Things are getting pretty bad with families.  They have no jobs, no money to pay their bills, and no hope to look forward to. 

The incentive checks won't be out for weeks, and we don't even know who will and who won't get them.  I don't know how much good they will do for the folks who do get them.  What can you pay with them?  All the bills will be way overdue, so I guess maybe they can be used to buy food? 

Has anyone noticed how the bill collectors aren't caring that no one has a job or money?  Nope, they want their money on time.  Wouldn't it be nice if the credit companies, the banks and the utilities would realize what's happening, and put payments due on hold for a while?  The people could really use a break right about now.

On a brighter note, Deanne sent me a photo of Jazzy wearing her new poncho.  I rather like it.  By the way, that's Pogo's little friend Sassy in the photo with Jazzy.

I've had a request for one more poncho.  Something in Fall colors.  Today I shall check my yarn stash to see what colors I'll pick. 

I saw on the news one day that dog adoptions are way up.  Folks are adopting dogs for company.  At least that's what they said on the news.  I do hope that once this whole virus mess is over, that folks don't abandon their new pets.  Our animals deserve better than that.  This image that I borrowed from the web says it all.

Now I think I'll refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

p.s.  I looked up the word "hinky."  It means strange, suspect, uncertain, etc.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Pretty Day Today

March 26, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining and today promises to be a really nice day.  Let me start this post with an update on Jack Jack.  His mom says he has a bit more energy, but the healing is very slow.  I'll take that tiny improvement each day and say thank you. 

Are you like me?  Do you call your doggy all sorts of dumb names?  Pogo is used to me, whatever I call him, he responds.  Sometimes it's Pistachio, or Pasquale, or Mr. P, and even Dog Wog.  Pogo  seems to know that it's just a game. 

At the moment, his belly is full of breakfast and he is napping.  Oh wait, they are showing on of my favorite commercials on TV.  It's the one where the guy in the background is singing "I Want To Go Home."  It's put on by "Family, Pass It On."  I just love this commercial.

Today I have a couple photos that I took in Florida.  This first one is one of the snacks that we just could not pass up.  Different colored Peeps!  Grape, Watermelon and regular yellow.  Oh yum!

I took this other photo one day while I was in the car waiting for Audrey to come out of the market.  Even the landscaping around the parking lots is beautiful in Kissimmee.  This is one of the huge shrubs (more like a tree).  I don't know what it is but it is beautiful.

During the two weeks that I was gone, and all of last week, I got a ton of junk mail.  So I guess that will be today's project.  Go through and get rid of all of it.  Oh such fun!

Now I think I'll be getting on with today.  I'm going to call Deanne on my Portal before settling in to some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Shopping Sure Is Different Nowadays

March 25, 2020

Good morning.  Tis gray outside and 37F degrees.  I did not plan on being up this early, but here I am.  The good part about getting up early is that I can take a nap later on. 

I spent some time yesterday on-line looking for easy patterns for items to crochet for men.  I did find a few, but so far nothing that makes me want to dig out some yarn.  I already had one pattern though, that I might try.  Maybe later.

Today I shall try to make up a shopping list.  It's hard to do because a lot of what I want or need is not available.  Plus, the early morning "elderly only" shopping hours don't do me any good unless I can go out to the store to shop.  My daughter would go for me, but she is not elderly and therefore would not be allowed into the store during those hours. 

Of course, the good part of all of this isolation stuff is that I have a Portal and can see my family when we call each other on the phone.  So, it's not really isolation.  Actually, Pogo and I are used to staying indoors a lot.  When the temperatures get too cold or too hot, it makes it hard for me to breathe, therefore we stay in a lot.

We had reservations to go to the Paris Cabaret this weekend to see Bye Bye Birdie.  Alas, it has been cancelled along with most other events. 

Last night, I boxed up the cotton green and white lapghan so that it can be mailed out soon.  I really think this cotton yarn would make nice baby blankets, so I might try that soon.  Nowadays the cotton yarn comes in some gorgeous colors.  Hmmm, maybe I'll order some this afternoon. 

Before I leave to find some fun mischief to get into, I have a giggle to share with you.  You can substitute the word "cat" if you don't have a dog.

Now I'm off to get started on this new day.  So, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Happy News

March 24, 2020

Good morning.  Today the sun is shining but it is still a bit on the cold side.  Yesterday, we had snow.  Yup, this is my driveway once the snow started falling.

 There was good news though.  Jack Jack's test results came back and he does not have Covid 19.  However, he does have to stay quarantined for his own safety because he is high risk.  So now we are all praying for the pneumonia to heal soon. 

I have another really happy story to share today.  My mailman came by yesterday with the mail.  While keeping a safe distance, he asked if I needed anything.  I did need stamps, so I gave him a check for a roll of stamps and he said he would bring them by after work.  He did, and he also brought me some boxes of pasta, some rolls of toilet paper, a box of gloves and a  huge bottle of water. 

This definitely made my heart happy.  The world is full of wonderful people.  Folks, if there is someone elderly or shut in living near you, do check in on them to see if they need anything.  Even if they don't need anything, just the fact that you thought of them will make their whole day a happy event.

Yesterday I also finished the fourth poncho.  This one is for my great granddaughter Lilah.  Today I shall package it up along with the one for her little sister, and hopefully mail them to the girls.  Here's a photo of Lilah's poncho.  This one is Minty Green.

Next, I shall have to look for a nice pattern for something for the boys.  Plus, I still need to finish the Navy afghan and a couple others.  Goodness knows, I have plenty to keep me busy. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Touchpad Monster Is Alive And Well

March 23, 2020

Good morning.  Yesterday, my daughter Audrey called and attempted via the telephone to disarm the touchpad.  Well, you know this touchpad  is a very tricky little gadget.  It does not go away.  We uninstalled it, we got rid of its drivers, it did not go away.  We just don't know what it will take to get rid of it. 

I had it covered over so that I would not touch it by mistake, but now I've uncovered it.  It seems to be having a party all by itself.  It moves the cursor all over the place by itself, and it plays with the words.  I'm thinking this is a losing battle.

The weatherman says that we have a winter storm coming here shortly after lunch, including a bit of snow.  March is definitely not going out like a lamb!  It's getting tricky to type, so I'll keep this post short.

I did want to share a beautiful image that I borrowed from the web.  Its message is strong.

I have no new information about my great grandson Jack.  We're still waiting for his test results. Hopefully, we'll have some good news later today or tomorrow. 

Today I'll mail my tax stuff to the accountant and hope that it gets there in time to be filed before the deadline.  So far, the state has not extended the deadline date for filing.  I would deliver the stuff in person to their office, but I'm not supposed to go anywhere during this viral crisis time.  I'm not complaining, I do understand.

Now I'm going to make myself a hot cup of coffee and maybe crochet a bit.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.