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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Belated Gorgeous Grandma Day!!

July 24, 2014

Good morning. The cooler air this morning feels oh so good.  It is supposed to stay in the 70's all day and drop down to around 69 tonight.  My kind of weather!

Did you know that yesterday was Gorgeous Grandma Day?  My daughter Deanne heard it on the radio, and emailed me a happy greeting.  So for all us beautiful grannies, I'm wishing us all a Happy Belated Gorgeous Grandma Day!!

I guess getting a head start on cooking supper isn't always a good thing.  Not only did I cook it a day early this week, but as I prepared for my visit with daughter in law yesterday I got a phone call.  Janet would not be coming this day either.  She fell and sprained her ankle, and had to go to the hospital, and then hone to bed for a couple of days. 

So, in a little while, Pogo and I will take a ride over to Janet's house to make sure she is okay, and have us a nice little visit.  And for sure, we'll be bringing her a nice big bowl of last night's supper!!

I have a couple of birdie photos taken from our kitchen window last evening.  We have a whole new crop of babies learning how to fly and feed themselves, and it is just wonderful watching them.

Well, that's it for this morning.  I have a couple of things to do before Pogo and I head out.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today Is Going To Be Another Steamer!

July 23, 2014

Good morning.  It's early, but Pogo insisted I get up so that he could eat his breakfast.  So the good mama got up and got him some breakfast, which of course he only had one little bite and decided to go back to bed.  (Yup, it was dog food!  How dare I!!!)

I would love to hop back in for a few more winks, but first I want to get a few little things done before the heat sets in later this morning.  At the moment, it is 69 F degrees, but it is going up to 90 F degrees later this morning. 

Tomorrow, though, is supposed to be just fabulous at 71 F degrees.  I guess we can thank a cold front for coming through and bringing us the cooler temps, even if only for one day.  Anything strenuous I may have planned for today can wait until tomorrow. 

I have some photos of some of the ducks (and ducklings) at our park.  There were lots of new little ducks there including a few fuzzy babies.

There was one duck there that I thought was just ever so cute.  It would come closer to us (wanting some of the bread that we were tossing out) and turn it's head sideways as if to say "Could I have some, please?"

And while everyone was having fun tossing the bread out for all the ducks and geese, Pogo was having himself a grand time watching all the antics.

Do I ever let him out to walk around?  Yes, I do, but not when I am trying to take photos.  He is very quick, and it is difficult to keep one eye on him while trying to look through the camera.  I would take his play yard tent with us, but there is just sooooo much goose poop everywhere. 

Tomorrow I'll have more photos for you.  Today I'll share a funny story with you.  Well, some think it's funny.  For me, yesterday, it was not so funny.  Remember I posted yesterday that I was cooking supper early so that I would have more time to sit and enjoy my visit with my daughter in law?

Well, I did cook it.  And about two hours later I found out that it was only Tuesday, not Wednesday.  Janet comes over on Wednesdays.   I think by not working this past Sunday, my brains got a bit scrambled and I got somewhat confused about what day it was.  Well, all is not lost.  Once the food was cooled, I put it in the refrigerator and we'll have it tonight.

Anyway, I've been rambling on enough.  Now I think I'll take my coffee and watch the Weather Channel for a while.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'm Running A Wee Bit Late Today

July 22, 2014

Good afternoon.  Wow, did I sleep last night into this morning.  Well, except for the few hours I was awake during the night.  I settled in to watch  bit of TV a little before 8 p.m. last night, and awoke around midnight.  After that, I got a cold bottle of water and settled in to watch some TV and crochet for a few hours. 

Around 5 a.m. my little eyes closed and only woke at  8 a.m to feed Pogo, then not again till noon.  I think all the fresh air and tootling around yesterday plum wore me out.  But I must say, it was well worth it.

Around noon, Pogo and I did an errand, then went to the park to meet up with Deanne and all the kids.  We had a wonderful time there, feeding the ducks and geese.  Of course, I got me some new photos too.  When we left the park, we all went to Dairy Queen for some delicious ice cream.  Yum!

Once we got home, I took a few photos of the gardens, and then sat down to check some emails.  The phone rang, and it was a friend that I haven't seen in a couple of years.  She had recently celebrated her 78th birthday, and was thinking how nice that some of us were still here. 

Pogo and I popped back into the car and headed off to her house.  And she was definitely right.  It is nice to see that some of our circle are still here.  We had a super nice visit, and after about an hour an a half, Pogo and I made our way back home. 

Once I have a chance to go through the new photos and crop a few, I'll be able to share them here.  For now, I do have a photo that a friend sent that I thought would be nice to share with you.  The photo was taken by daughter Audrey's friend, Wanda.  Just recently, this is what Wanda found in her yard one morning when she came out of her house. 

Isn't this little one just darling?  I just hope his mommy remembered where she'd left him.  Or maybe he just wandered off.  Either way, I hope he was reunited with his family.  Wanda, thank you so much for sharing your photo.

Speaking of deer, the news lately has made me so mad!  Our Legislature is putting together a bill to make it legal to kill off some of our deer population.  They say that there are just too many deer, and they are becoming a real nuisance to the people who live in some towns and cities.

I am outraged because I believe we should get rid of some of the population that is crowding in and taking over the little bits of land that are set aside for the deer to live on.  I will stop here, because this can put me on a real rant, and it is too hot to start my ranting.  Maybe I'll save it for another day.

I do have a nice tip for you today.  This idea is for when you run out of places to garden, and you still want to plant more.  It is called a SHOE ORGANIZER HER GARDEN.  For materials you will need (a) cloth shoe organizer,  (b)potting soil or compost,  (c) rod, hooks or nails for hanging,and (d) herbs or plants of your choice.

Step 1 - Check the  drainage of the pouches by pouring in some water.  If there is not sufficient drainage in the fabric, poke a few small holes in the bottom of each pouch.

Step 2 - Fill the pouches with soil or compost, but leave about an inch between the top of the pouch and the soil.  Add the herbs, plants or seeds.  Now just watch them grow.

Step 3 - Optional - Make little name tags to attach to the front of the pouches with the name of the plant.

Here are a couple of photos to show you what this will look like when it is finished.

I do not have a shoe organizer, but I think I will buy one so that I can try this out.  The dwarfs do a lot of cooking, and this would be perfect for them.

Well, now it's time for me to get busy here and start some supper for tonight.  I like to get it out of the way early so that I can sit back and enjoy my visit with my daughter in law.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a most wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Magnificent Monday

July 21, 2014

Good morning.  Today is looking to be another fabulous day to be outdoors.  Yesterday, our plans got changed because little bits of life got in the way, and then by noon my body was calling for some desperately needed sleep.  And sleep I did. 

Today, God willing and the creek don't rise, Pogo and I are planning to meet up with Deanne and the kids at the park to feed the ducks and geese.  I've charged up my camera batteries for both cameras, and I'm hoping to get some super photos.  Well, at least that's the plan for now.

I've mentioned before about the different bird families that we enjoy watching in our yard.  Yesterday, I got a few photos from the kitchen window of a proud Papa Cardinal feeding his young.  The Papa caught sight of me in the window, and wasn't too thrilled. 

I just had to take a photo of the young female because she was so darn cute just standing there looking all around.

It's taking me quite a while to type this post because Pogo is climbing all over me, wanting to play.  I keep stopping to play with him because he gets quite pushy if I don't.   For now, he has decided to watch the TV for a few minutes while I finish up here. 

So, on that note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I'm Cutting Back My Work Hours

July 20, 2014

Good morning.  Well, I did it!!  I cut back my work hours again starting today.  Now I'm going to be working just one night a week until I leave altogether.  And that time just might be coming up really soon.

Last night the Mrs was really wicked.  It got so bad that I had to call her family to tell them that either they come and talk to her or come and stay with her so I could leave.  They chose to come and talk to her.  

I had a chat with her son about how taking her out a couple times a week just might make her a little bit nicer to us.  She always complains about feeling like a prisoner, never doing anything or going anywhere.  She just sits and watches TV, eats and sleeps.  She has three adult children who could probably take turns taking her out once in a while for an hour or so.

We even discussed the possibility of a day or two at a senior day care center each week to give the Mrs some new surroundings and things to do.  There's also the senior center, where she could go once or twice a week for an hour or two to mingle with other people.  Hopefully, her family will seriously consider some of these ideas.

On a positive note, we have lots of new bird families, and it's such fun watching the young birds learning from their parents.  Here are some photos of one of the young blue jays.  Isn't he just the cutest little kid?

Deanne is babysitting two of my great grandchildren this weekend, and we're planning to go out for breakfast this morning once the little ones are awake and dressed.  I'm really looking forward to spending some time with the kids.

There was a bit of sunshine in the sky this morning on my way home from work, but now it's mostly cloudy.  Hmmm, maybe we'll get a few sprinkles?  That would be nice because our town has been having a problem with the town water source and has asked all the residents to please conserve as much water as possible all weekend.  A few sprinkles would feel ever so good to the lawns and gardens.

That's about all the news for this morning.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Photoshop Friday Is Back

July 18, 2014

Good morning.  The news on TV is not so good.  This is the second tragedy for the Malaysian  Airline.  The airplane that disappeared over the ocean not too long ago was also theirs.  Folks, what is happening to this world of ours?  Is mankind really in such a hurry to destroy all of it?

I try not to dwell on the sadness in the world.  I don't understand the reasoning for all of it, and I don't know how to heal it.  I sometimes wonder how things would work out if the folks who make the rules and decide how to fix the world would leave the decisions to all of us little people.  If we got rid of all the leaders and law makers, could we do a better job ourselves?   Hmmmm, food for thought.

On a brighter note, the Queen Jester is bringing back the Photoshop Friday fun, and has given us this photo of Gracie to work with.

I admit, I found this one a bit difficult, so I decided to just change the background and give Gracie a few friends to sunbathe with in a nice garden that I found on the web.

I think I'm going to have to spend a lot more time on the computer to sharpen my "digi" skills.  Most of my time this year has been spent on yarn crafts (crocheting).  With some of my favorite forums shutting down, I've been quietly moving away from my digital projects.  I miss them.

So thank you to the Queen Jester for bringing back Photoshop Friday.  This will help to get me back into the creative digital world.  Anyone else wanting to have some creative digital fun, do join us.

Tomorrow it's back to work for this gal, so I think doing some laundry is in order for today.  It's going to seem a bit strange going back to work.  I've really enjoyed not having the stress.  Here's hoping that the Mrs has missed me.  hahaha.

Well that's about all the news for today.  Now I must go out and check the mail.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Just A Short Hello

July 17, 2014

Good afternoon.  Today's post will be very short.  I slept in as late as possible this morning, but then it was time to get ready for a follow up appointment with my orthopedic doctor.   All is as well as can be, and I'll go back in three months for another follow up visit.

I do have a photo of the last two afghans to share.  I think maybe I'll work on the navy blue one for a while until it's time to go food shopping later this afternoon. 

There's not much other news for today, so I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.