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Monday, February 20, 2017

Wow, Perfect Timing!

February 20, 2017

Good morning.  Well, the sun is shining and temps are in the high 30's.  We should see it warm up to around 41 or 42 degrees.  It's definitely a "keeper" winter day.  Most of the snow has melted.  It's only all around the edges of the yard now, at least in the driveway. 

I realize that when I say "driveway" most folks think of an area big enough to park one or two cars.  So, one day last week, I took a few photos and sewed them all together to see if I could give you an idea of the size of our driveway.  This photo shows most of the driveway.  I took it while standing on the porch by the main entrance to the house..

A couple nights ago, I finished the Gold hat and scarf set.  Now I'm working on an "Aran" set.  This color is an off white.  I think I'll toss a couple skeins of yarn into my suitcase to make a couple new sets while I'm in Florida.  Here's a photo of the Gold set

I also want to pack some beads and a few supplies so that us "girls" can make something pretty while we're there.  Daughter Audrey and Miss Beth (from Texas) will be joining Pogo and me in Florida.  If I have enough supplies, this is one pretty set that we can maybe work on.

Or maybe a bracelet.  These are fun and easy to make.   This bracelet was made for a super patriotic, sports loving daughter. 

Well, yesterday I had planned on dragging out the suitcase and getting started on packing it.  I did not.  haha.  But I did set up a box to put things in that I want to put in the suitcase.  These are the little things that I would probably forget to take with me.  I pretty much know which clothes I will pack.  I'm taking a couple cans of doggie food for Pogo to tide him over until we can get to the pet supply store to buy him more food. 

Now, for that strange title to this post.  Last night, I was talking to my daughter Deanne (on the phone) and she was telling me how Eddie's cell phone died.  It just stopped working!  So today, he was going to be going shopping to buy himself a new phone.  (they did not know about my new phone yet)  Talk about perfect timing!!   I told her that if he wanted it, Eddie could have my old phone.  In our family, we recycle and share. 

So, last night, I proceeded to erase a lot of personal items from that phone.  Things like messages, phone calls from two years, and contacts.  So now, the phone should be almost like new.  Eddie will be coming by sometime today to pick it up. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Oh, What A Beautiful Day!!

February 19, 2017

Good morning.  Tis sunny and 42F degrees.  Yes, yes, yes!!   Now this is what I call a perfect winter day!  It's supposed to get up to about 51 degrees later today.  And bless my soul, all the nasty ice in the driveway is melting away.  Oh, be still my heart!

I just looked up the ten day weather forecast for our area, and if the predictions are correct, The weather will hold out so that Pogo and I can get on that plane to Florida next week.  Oh gosh, it's only a week away.  So much to do!  So little time!

Well, let me say that yesterday was not only a productive day, but it was an expensive day.  Pogo and I went to the bank, then headed to the Pet Supply store to buy a bag of doggie food.  (a couple different flavors)  Then we went to Best Buy to find out how to get a program to keep viruses out of my phone. 

That did not turn out so good, but we did meet some new folks, and get sweet talked into upgrading my cell phone.  In all honesty, it wasn't so very hard to talk me into a new phone.  I ended up buying the Samsung Galaxy S7.  We were there for hours because I had the sales agent transfer everything from my old phone to my new phone. 

Finally though, the battery on the new phone ran down (they are not fully charged)  and there was still one whole section in my old phone to be transferred.  So I had the agent write out the directions on paper so that I could hopefully do it by myself when I got home.  First, I had to charge the new phone's battery, then I successfully transferred the rest of the data by myself. 

I did learn one very important lesson yesterday.  It does no good to have your only list of passwords safely tucked away in your laptop.  It never fails, when you least expect it, you are going to need to know those passwords, and you won't be able to remember them.  I guess I'll have to print out a list on paper and keep it in my wallet.. 

I dug into my archives to find some of my favorite fun photos of one of our squirrels. I took these a few years ago.  These squirrels may be pesky, but they are still adorable and fun to watch.

Well, I think I should get busy here and bring out my suitcase so that I can practice packing in everything that I'll need and want to take with us.  (and stay within the weight limits)  Before I go, I do have a quick page for you.  I hope you love nature.

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Now I'm off to start another happy, busy day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Call Me "Side-Tracked" Sally

February 17, 2017

Good morning.  It's cold, but the sun is shining.  There's still snow everywhere, so we really could use a couple of warm days to melt a lot of it.  I suppose when Summer gets here, I'll be wanting a few cooler days.  I remember that as a child, I loved the cold and snow of Winter and the heat of Summer.  Time and age have changed how I feel about the different weather seasons. 

Today's post is taking me quite a while to type because I keep getting side-tracked.  First, the mailman came by and I went out to get the mail.  Once I got settled again at my laptop, one of my little birdies came to sit on my porch gate to let me know that he and his friends were hungry.  So, I put together some food for them and took it outside. 

I have to apologize to you for not having a quick page this week.  I was too busy earlier to work in Photoshop, but when I did sit down to make a page, it disappeared when it was almost finished.  I don't know what happened to it.  I could understand if I had made it in Google (which you can't) but I was working in Photoshop.  Ah well, I promise to make you two quick pages for next week to make up for it.  Thank you for your patience.

Yesterday, I was really busy all day, but I haven't exactly figured out yet what it was that kept me so busy.  I did pay some bills, but I forgot to put them out for the mailman.  I did take Pogo outside for his potty run (after Joe got home from work and shoveled us a path).  But past that, I can't think of a darn thing that I did.  Ah well, it's not important.

I have to share a really funny photo that I borrowed from the web.  I like to call this "persistent optimism."

One of these days, I need to take my phone to Best Buy and see about buying a new program for getting rid of viruses.  Lately, I 've been getting messages on my phone telling me that it is infected and I need to click on a button and fix it "right now."  Of course, being wary of messages from unkowns, I do not click on the button.  Instead, I shut my phone off.    Maybe I can do this while Pogo is at the beauty salon next week. 

I keep all my photos (on my phone) on a media card, at least I try to.  But I think it's time to back them all up on my computer again.  One can't be too careful.  I've known too many folks who have lost all their photos because they were not backed up.

Lately I don't get out often, especially to take photos, but when it rains I can go outside and get photos of raindrops on the bush next to my door.  I took these photos a few days ago.  In the first photo, the raindrops are beginning to freeze.  But all the drops have beautiful patterns or reflections.

I was hoping to get out to the bank today, but I'm not sure if I will.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a much warmer day, so maybe I'll go then.  Right now, there's still too much ice on the ground in my driveway.  I'll put out a bit of ice melt and see how much ice it gets rid of.

For now, it's time to make some lunch.  Pogo is being very patient waiting for his food, but now he's giving me his best "starved" look, as he sits by the refrigerator.  Gosh, he knows just how to push my buttons!!  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous week.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Are You Kidding? More Snow?

February 16, 2017

Good morning.  Well, such a surprise I got last night.  I did not bother to watch the weather forecast, so when the big snowflakes started falling last night, I was not expecting any more snow.  This morning, everything is covered with several inches of snow.  (Winter storm "Pluto".)  The weather man says that we can expect a few more inches of snow sometime today.  Gosh almighty, I can hardly wait!!

DIL Janet came by last evening after work, and brought me some awesome notebooks.  She says she has more that she'll bring by next week.  Wowee!  A way to my heart is paper.  I love paper.  Don't ask me why.  It probably has something to do with a past life of mine.  Many eons ago, paper used to be legal tender (money).  Unfortunately, my new paper is white.  (not green)  But I will still enjoy it.

About the only interesting stuff happening yesterday was what the mailman brought.  I had ordered a case of doggie food for Pogo and that arrived.  He also brought a package of tiny boots that I had ordered.  These tiny boots are size XXXS.  You would think that they would fit Pogo's little feet.  Well, so far, I can't even get them on him. 

The soles of the boots are a bit stiff and the leg opening is a bit tight.  I'm afraid of breaking his little legs trying to stuff his feet into the boots.  I will try again today.  If they don't fit easily, I'll send them back.  As you can see here, Pogo isn't one bit interested in these new boots.  Not one bit!!

Today, I want to finish up the tax stuff that I did not do yesterday.  Then I may even attempt to pack my suitcase a bit early to make sure it is not going to be over stuffed or too heavy.  If it is, I will need to pack a small box and mail it to myself at the Florida condo. 

I also need to go online to see if there is a pet store near our condo (in Florida) that sells the doggie food that Pogo eats.  I may have to pack a can or two in my suitcase to hold us over until I can buy more there, or Pogo may have to eat hamburgers again. 

A friend sent me some really interesting pictures, and I'll share a few here with you.  I think the "glow in the dark" trees could be rather useful.

Well, now I think I need to get busy here before I get side-tracked.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Feeling A Bit Perkier Today

February 15, 2017

Good morning.  Tis cloudy and cold this morning.  It's just 28F degrees, but it may work up to around 40 degrees later today.  I guess it's a good day to be indoors working on finishing up my  tax stuff.  Yesterday, I did get a lot done, but there's still a bit left to do.  I'm feeling better about it now though.

Later today I'll have to start my "count down" list of things to do before Pogo and I leave for vacation.  There are lists of phone numbers to type, and reminders to not forget to water the plants, feed the birds and check the water in the bird bath.  I also need to make up a box for all my mail to go in. 

By next weekend, I'll be packing my suitcase for real to make sure everything fits.  Hopefully, all the bills coming due will come in before I leave, and I think I'll call the fuel company and have them make a delivery before I leave.  I don't want to have any worries on my mind during my vacation.

Last evening, Deanne, Eddie, Jazzy and Kevin took Janicee out to dinner for her birthday.  They had a great time, and Deanne sent me some photos from her phone that I'll share here.  The first one is the birthday girl, Janicee.  Next is a photo of her and Kevin, and then a photo of all three kids; Janicee, Kevin and Jazzy.  Gosh, I am so very blessed!

Last night, Pogo and I turned in really early.  After supper, I did a couple jig saw puzzles on my laptop, then it was nite nite time.  The downside of going to bed so early is, of course, being wide awake in he middle of the night.  But the stress of dealing with the tax stuff makes me really tired.  I have never figured out what it is about the tax stuff that freaks me out so much.  I just don't like dealing with it at all.  However, once it is all finished, I feel really good.

Yesterday afternoon, I put in a call to my accountant to ask a few questions about which categories to put a few items in, and once I get all my columns added up, I can call him again to make an appointment to bring everything to him.  Woo Hoo!!  I'm actually going to make it!!

Gosh, I sound coo coo, right?  Now there's a word you don't hear very much any more.  I just looked it up on Google, and it has several meanings.  Coo coo means "crazy", or it can mean "cool", or it can be something you can cook and eat.  I thought it only meant crazy.  Hmmm, I learn something new every day. 

Goodness, I almost forgot.  I have to call Pogo's groomer to see if she can fit him in before we leave.  He likes to look spiffy when we go away.  Can you blame him?   Ah well, it's almost breakfast time, so I'll take my leave now and go feed my little guy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Janicee! Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining, and it is not snowing.  How about that!!!  Oh yeah, I know we have more coming, but it is so nice to look out and not see the white stuff falling.  That makes two days in a row.  Woo Hoo!!

Today is Valentine's Day.  Here's hoping you all get lots of fun valentines.  Today is also our Janicee's birthday.  She's eighteen today!!  Janicee, Pogo and I wish you a fantabulously Happy Birthday.  May all your dreams come true Sweetie.  We love you.

Well, yesterday was not my funnest day, because I spent several hours working on my tax receipts.  I stopped when Deanne and Eddie got here.  Eddie had picked up parts to fix the upstairs toilet.  Thank goodness, these new parts did the trick.  Thank you Eddie.  All the dwarfs thank you too. 

In between things, I put a load of towels in the washer.  Little by little, I'm getting a few things done.  I still have another stack of receipts to go through so that's my project for today.  It would be so nice if I could at least get all my figures logged onto my work pages.  Then I could call the accountant to make my appointment to go see him with all this stuff. 

Last night, I feel asleep really early, around ten o'clock I think.  Of course, that meant that I'd be awake in the middle of the night and I would not be getting back to sleep.  So, I crocheted a few rows on the gold scarf and did a couple crossword puzzles while watching re-runs of Law & Order, Criminal Intent and CSI till the sun came up.

Last evening, I received a couple photos of two of my great grandchildren.  They show baby Alima reading her new book to her big brother Jack.  Gosh, she is just the cutest!  Randi, thanks so much for the photos.

So, now I think I'd best get to working on those receipts before I get distracted.  Before I go, I have a Valentine for all of you.  Pogo and I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day.

So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Spring Is Coming! Spring Is Coming! (Feels Good To Say It)

February 13, 2017

Good morning.  Gosh, I must have been tired last evening, because I feel asleep before ten o'clock and slept late this morning.  I must say though, that I feel much better for all that sleep.  Gosh, it snowed off and on all day yesterday and all last night.  Sometime during the wee hours of morning the snow let up here.  Everything is all covered up again.  Aye yi, yi,yi, yi!

Yesterday morning, Joe found an old shovel in the shed and used it and the snow blower to clean up the yard.  If you look outside now, you would never guess the snow had been all cleaned up.  Twice!!  I keep telling myself that Spring will be here in just a few weeks. 

Yesterday, Deanne and Eddie went shopping at Home Depot and picked up two heavy duty snow shovels for me.  These were already put to good use this morning.  Anyone wanting to drive out of here had to shovel a bit first. 

I know I shouldn't complain.  (but that's what a crabby old lady does!)  So many folks across the whole country are trying to deal with really horrible weather conditions.  In some places, two feet or more of snow has fallen.  Other places are dealing with flooding.  In all of this, we still have areas dealing with severe drought.  My heart goes out to all the folks trying to cope with all the severe weather.

For years I've been saying that we need water pipe lines (not more oil pipelines) so that we can pipe all the excess water to areas that are needing it.  Areas with two or more feet of snow could load that snow onto freight trains and ship it to areas needing it for water.  The billions of dollars being spent on oil pipelines would more than pay for all this re-routing of resources.  Think of all the lives and homes and animals that could be saved. 

Guess what tomorrow is folks.  It's a day for lovers.  It's a day to send Valentines to all our friends and loved ones.  Pogo and I got a beautiful Valentine.  It's beautiful Beth.  We love it, thank you so much.

Yesterday afternoon, I did some laundry.  There's more though so I'll have to finish it up today.  After that, I'll be setting some things aside that will be going in my suitcase.  It's getting time to start being ready for D-Day.  The day Pogo and I leave for Florida.  Wow, just two weeks!!

Well, I have a mean stack of receipts sitting here next to me and I really have to buckle down and finish going through them.  Once they are all finished, I'll feel like a heavy weight has been lifted off me.  So, on that happy note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.