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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Temps Are Warming Up A Bit Today

January 23, 2019

Good morning.  I've been up for a couple of hours, but I've been busy working on a quick page for today.  Somehow it just never got warm enough to come out from under the blankets to do a bit of designing.  This morning though, temps are already up to 18F degrees.  It looks as though it could reach as high as 42F degrees before the day is over.  Woo Hoo!

This is good because I do have to go out today to do a couple errands and to pick up Jazzy at the college this afternoon.  Even if it is raining, the warmer temps are very welcome.  As for the rain, no it is not raining now but the weatherman says that it will rain tonight and all day tomorrow.  Actually, we'll be having flood watch alerts till tomorrow evening. 

There was so much that I wanted to do these past couple of days, but it wasn't enough to tempt me and Pogo out from under our blankets.  I should mention (for new readers) that there is no basement beneath my part of this big old house, so when it is cold outside, the cold comes right up through my floors. 

Ah, but today we get a much needed break.  Pogo and I got up and had our breakfast, then I sat down to do some things on my laptop.  Pogo has since crawled back under his afghan and is napping.  My little guy is going to turn thirteen this April.  You'd never guess it though, he still hops around like a happy puppy.

On TV they are showing some of the different little houses that fishermen put up on the ice so that they can enjoy some ice fishing.  It is soooo different than how we did it in my day.  Yup, I did do a bit of ice fishing in my very younger days.  We didn't have houses on the ice, but we did have something to sit on and a thermos full of hot coffee. 

Has anyone seen the TV ad for (I believe) Chantix?  You can correct me if I'm wrong about the product being sold.  Anyway, the ad features an adorable turkey.  I guess it's saying that instead of trying to quit smoking "cold turkey" you should do it "slow turkey."  My point being that this turkey is just the cutest thing, and so very entertaining. 

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one might be nice for your winter weather photos.  Have fun with it. 

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Now I want to do a bit of blog reading before heading to the kitchen and a sink full of dishes waiting to be washed.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day and STAY WARM AND SAFE.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Just Checking In

January 22, 2019

Good morning.  It's 5F degrees here, but the sun is shining and the weatherman says temps will reach up to the mid twenties later this afternoon.  I hope so.  I just can't stand this cold.  All Pogo and I do is lay on the sofa buried beneath a blanket and an afghan.  Plus two of Pogo's blankets.  Every now and then we get up for a few minutes to take care of some necessities, then it's back under the blankets for us. 

Just so you know, I'm not going to chat very long this morning because I have to be outside of the blankets in order to type.  My feet and the bottom half of my legs are almost at the popsicle stage.  I need to tuck them back under the blankets soon.

I did want to share some cute photos of Raffee, my adorable giraffe.  He has some of the cutest poses.

How can you not love this little fellow.  Of course, Pogo isn't too crazy about him, but I love him.

Gosh, would you believe that if I don't guzzle my coffee right down in two or three minutes, it's already cold?  I'm not going to make another cup until later today when maybe it will be a bit warmer. 

During the night, sometime after 12:30 a.m. we lost our cable, phone (landline) and internet.  It was out until just before 5 o'clock this morning.  At least it's back on now and I'm very happy about that.  There's really not much to do when one is buried beneath the covers except to watch the TV. 

Match Game is on the Game Show Channel so that's what I'm going to watch now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day, and STAY WARM AND SAFE.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Only 5 Degrees, BRRR!

January 21, 2019

Good morning.  It's not quite seven o'clock and the temperature is 5F degrees.  During the day we may even get up to 7F degrees.  Oh joy, oh joy!  The temperature with the wind chill factor is -14F degrees. 

Well, it rained most all day yesterday.  I took a nap in the afternoon and while I was sleeping, it must have rained a layer of sleet on top of everything.  Joe and a couple other dwarfs had shoveled the whole driveway, and it was covered with a layer of ice when I got up from my nap.

My car was covered with a thin layer of ice and icicles.

I just started my car to make sure she is still running, and yup!  She started right up!  I am not going out today but I do worry for everyone who has to be on the roads today.  I'm watching the weather forecast and they are saying that we have another wicked cold front coming through later in the week.  Aye yi yi yi yi!

I was asked by a reader how many beads my new bracelets took.  It all depends on the size of the beads and the size of the bracelet.  Here's what I used for the ones I already made:  Pink - 66, Green - 70, Black - 89, Lt. Blue - 77.   I also have charms to hang from one end of the bracelet.  At least, that's what I'm planning.  I may have to have some help bending the wire ends because my hands just aren't as strong as they used to be.  We'll see when my new pliers get here. 

Would you like to meet a friend of mine?  This is Raffee.  He's an adorable giraffe and his special talent is massaging my neck and shoulders. 

I have some cute photos of him to share, but I'll save them for tomorrow's post.  My grandson Kevin gave him to me a couple years ago.  Raffee is oh so soft and cuddly; and oh my, he makes my neck and shoulders feel sooo good!

Now I'm off to make a fresh cup of coffee.  Unfortunately, if I don't drink it up right away, it doesn't stay warm very long.  I may even heat up a bowl of pasta for Pogo and me.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day and STAY WARM!

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful

January 20, 2019

Good morning.  Hope you're not dealing with the nasty stuff that Harper is dumping everywhere.  It snowed here most of the night, then sometime during the night it all changed over to rain.  So this morning we can't use the snow blower.  All the wet snow has to be shoveled. 

It's quite a sloppy mess outside.  Joe has been outside for about an hour an a half trying to shovel the wet snow out of the middle of the driveway and away from the stairs.  Meanwhile, the rain is coming down and making it rather uncomfortable for him.  To make matters worse, we've discovered that we don't have any ice melt.  So maybe if one of the guys goes out today, they will pick up a few bags of it for me. 

Temps are 32F degrees at the moment, but tonight they will go down to 4F degrees.  Tomorrow's high is supposed  to be 5F degrees.  Yup, there will be ice everywhere!  Not a good day for anyone to be out on the roads.

Let me show you what I was up to yesterday.  I kept thinking about that memory wire that I bought recently, so I dug out a lot of beads to see what I could make.  I made four bracelets, although they are not finished.  I couldn't find my round pliers, so I could not finish off the ends.  I went online and ordered a new pair of the pliers. 

Meanwhile, I took some photos of the bracelets as they are now.  I'm thinking I'll pack up the wire and some beads and take it to Florida so that we can all make bracelets together.  (me, Beth and Audrey) Here are the four bracelets I've already made.  I've taken a close up of each one so that you can see the beads better.

I'll have to go through my bead stash to see what color combinations I have that I can pack up for vacation.  I'll be taking one or two yarn projects too.  I like to have things handy to keep my hands busy.

Today I have another new quick page for you.  This one is quite appropriate for the weather this weekend.  See the fun that the wildlife are having, playing in the snow and ice.

Here is your download link:

This afternoon, I want to work on my laptop for a while and make a few more new quick pages.  I also want to make up a big pot of pasta and meat sauce.  I want to make sure that we have meals prepared for a couple of days just in case we lose the power.  I have plenty of bread, peanut butter, jelly, lunch meat, canned soups, etc.  I already cooked up two days hamburgers for Pogo, so he's all set too. 

Now I want to do a bit of blog reading before starting the meat sauce.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.  Stay warm and safe! 

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Storm Harper Is Coast To Coast Wickedness

January 18, 2019

Good morning.  Tis a little after seven and I've been awake for quite a while.  No problem though, I just tuned in to the Liquidation Channel (ShopLC).  Oh my, as much as I love watching all the pretty things on sale, it is quite tempting to pick up the phone and place an order.  But I did not!

Some of the items on this channel are soooo pretty, and the prices just can't be beat!  The best day for shopping is Friday.  They call it Under $10 Friday because everything is $9.99, and sometimes less.  Their shipping & handling price is low too, only $2.49 per item.  For persons making lots of purchases, they have a one time shipping fee that covers all orders for the day.  If you try them out, have fun!

Now, though, I'm going to switch over to the Weather Channel.  I'm trying to get a clearer picture of what to expect for weather this weekend.  So far, I've heard everything from lots of snow, lots of ice pellets, lots of rain and a lot of maybes. Storm Harper is getting closer so maybe it will be easier to see what we'll be getting from it. 

Temps right now are at 20F degrees and cloudy.  Later today we might make it up to the mid thirties before the temps drop again.  We might even get a speck of sunshine today.  We'll just have to wait and see. 

Well yesterday afternoon I decided to make brownies in my new cake pan.  I have a really nice Copper Chef cake pan that I wanted to try out.  I mostly wanted to try the pocket cake. 

My brownies could have used a couple more minutes in the oven, but still they tasted pretty good.  I loved the pockets on the top.  I filled these with whipped cream when I served the brownie.  I tried them out on two of the dwarfs, Joe and Mikey.  And me!  Not bad, I must say. 

Oh my, the weather man is forecasting 8 to 12 inches of snow for Boston area.  Plus the sleet and ice and rain.  It is not looking so good.  I just feel bad for folks who have to be out on the road.  I'm hoping we don't get any power outages in our area.  There is bitter cold coming in right behind the storm so we definitely need our heat to stay on. 

Wowsie, more than 90 million Americans are under storm watch right now.  This storm is one nasty critter!

Well, that's it for today.  So till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend, and STAY SAFE!

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Only Six And A Half Weeks Till Vacation

January 17, 2019

Good morning.  Gosh, I slept a bit late today.  Sleep just wasn't in the cards for last night.  I guess my mind was just in overdrive.  It happens sometimes.  However, I did manage to fall asleep around five o'clock this morning. 

Yesterday was rather quiet, but I did manage to accomplish one big thing.  I booked the airline flights for Pogo and me for our Florida trip.  Next month, I'll call to reserve the rental car.  Now I guess I'll concentrate on my tax stuff.  Once that is ready, I'll call for my appointment with the accountant. 

After that, it will be glorious Spring!  I'm hoping that this year the warm temps will come early in the Spring.  I am so wanting to be able to get out and spend time on my little porch.  I'm hoping that my cousin Ellen will be well enough to be able to come and spend time out there too. 

Today, the mail came and in it was my newest blog book.  This one looks really nice.  Here are some photos I took to share of the front and back covers.

I also have another of Mac's photos to share.  What a great shot, Mac, of this Japanese Black Kite.

I am really missing being able to be out taking photos of nature.  So, I'm hoping that Pogo and I will be able to get out more once the weather turns nice again.  That's one of things I like most about Florida.  There are so many beautiful things to photograph, and the weather is always nice (while we are there).

Now I  think I should read my morning blogs and get a few things done around here.  First, I will scrounge up some lunch for my hungry little guy.  He's lying next to me on the sofa, patiently waiting for me to finish this post.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Body Shapers Can Help Eliminate Pain

January 16, 2019

Good morning.  It's sunny this morning with temps sitting at 20F degrees.  It's supposed to warm up a bit to 39F degrees later today.  This would be nice because I have a couple errands to do.  I know Pogo would like to go for a ride.  It's been a while since he's been able to go shopping with me. 

Yesterday I had an appointment with my orthopedic doctor.  I really enjoy seeing this man and talking with him.  He's honest and upfront with you.  His bedside manner is awesome.  He always speaks highly of his wife, and will refer to her often when he is explaining something. 

We were discussing back braces.  He said that they used to be called corsets, but that his wife informed him that they are now called body shapers.  He said that wearing a body shaper could help to alleviate lower back pain.  This, in turn, would help to alleviate some hip and leg pain.  Hmmm, I think I just might give this a try.  I do have one, I just have never worn it. 

I have a couple more photos that SIL Mac took while touring Kamakura.  I have more that I'll post another day.

Mac is half way through his time in Japan, and methinks that he is beginning to get homesick.  It's always exciting to visit other countries, but there's really no place quite like home. 

Last night, I was looking through some of my crochet patterns and came across a couple great ideas for birthday and/or Christmas gifts.  I can't post photos of these patterns just yet until I decide whether or not I'm going to make them. 

Today I have a new quick page for you.  I realize that some of my quick pages are a bit strange, but I never know how my pages will come out when I start working on them.  Sometimes my mind will settle on an element in a kit, then it just goes from there.  Anyway, I hope you can use this one. 

Here is your download link:

I have to look up what I need  for the courts in order to not have to do jury duty.  I got my notice in the mail a couple days ago, and when I went online to register it said that I will require a letter from my doctor.  In order to spend a day at the courthouse, I will need to take my walker, my portable oxygen and an extra battery for the oxygen.  Even then, the two batteries will not last more than five hours. 

On that note, I shall take my leave.  I need to figure out my menu for tonight's supper (DIL will be coming by) and I want to do a bit of blog reading before getting started on my day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.