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Friday, October 21, 2016

I'm A Regular Demon With A Fly Swatter!

October 21, 2016

Good morning.  It's another gorgeous Autumn day here in my little part of New England.  I must say though, that my yard is beginning to be overrun with fallen leaves.  I guess it's time to get out the "blower/vacuum" machine, and start bagging some of them. 

According to the weather report, today will probably be our last warm day and night for a while.  So you know Pogo and I will be spending some time out on the porch enjoying this gorgeous day.  Actually, we spent quite a bit of time out there yesterday too.  It was wonderful.

Yesterday brought lots of good news.  Kevin went on a job interview, and was hired.  They were very excited to have him, and he'll be getting a call really soon to start work.  After his interview, Kevin came by and took me grocery shopping.  It went very well.  He did the reaching and heavy lifting (cases of water), and when we got home he carried everything in for me.  After I had put everything away, I still had plenty of breath left.  So, thank you, thank you Kevin!!

A few hours later, daughter Deanne called to tell me Jazzy's wonderful news.  Her MCAS grades came, and she excelled in everything!!!  Wow, congratulations Jazzy!  Here's a photo of her grade paper.

Okay, I know.  I'm crowing again.  But gosh, it's so easy to crow with these two awesome kids.  My cup of blessings runneth over.

I brought the box with the greenhouse up onto the porch yesterday and started putting it together.  It wasn't really difficult, but I stopped halfway through because it was looking too tall to put where I had in mind.  I got out my measuring tape, and yup!  It's going to be too big to put either in the pantry or the kitchen. 

Hmmm, now I'll have to come up with a Plan B for all our indoor plants.  I guess I'll take the greenhouse apart and put it away till next March.  Meanwhile, I'll have to look for a smaller shelf for all the plants. 

I found a really interesting cartoon on the web.  (author unknown)  I do not like bugs, spiders or any other crawly things.  As long as they are somewhere else, I'm fine.  However, I do not wish to share my living space with them. 

Hmmm, now this gives another meaning to squishing a bug or spider when I see them.  Actually, I try to get someone else to do the squishing.  I don't even like to do that!  I never really gave a thought to all the little kiddie bugs that would now be orphans.  Gosh, what happens to them? 

As guilty as this may make me feel, I'm still going to zap every fly that comes into my house.  Fair warning to all baby flies:  if you want to live, fly out of here as soon as you can!  Once I pick up that fly swatter, I'm a raving demon until I smack my quarry!

Well, the morning is quickly passing, and I need to get dressed so that Pogo and I can sit out on the porch.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cooler Temps, But Still Quite Lovely

October 20, 2016

Good morning.  Well that short burst of lovely warm temps is over.  Today we'll just make into the 60's.  I must say though, that the sun is shining and it is still quite lovely outside.  I have a couple photos to show you just how pretty it is here. 

The first photo is the view from my porch, and the second photo is a close-up to show that there are a few patches of yellow beginning.  They don't show up so good, but next week they'll probably be brighter.

And here's a photo of the new plants.  I've had them outside on the porch to enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures.  I'm not sure what color the two Christmas Cactus plants will be but it will be fun to find out.

Later today, I'll bring in the plant greenhouse that is in the trunk of my car, and put it together.  I have a spot in the kitchen pantry, in front of the window, that I'm thinking of for this greenhouse.  Of course, we may also just keep it in the kitchen by one of the windows.  I'll figure that out later. 

In a little while, grandson Kevin will be coming by to take me grocery shopping.  First he has a job interview to attend.  Good luck, Kevin.  A job helps to give him spending money while in college, and it puts the gas in his car to get him back and forth to class.  (and to see me, too!)  It's also good for his character too.  He has plans for his future, and he works hard to make it happen.  (Gosh, do I sound like I'm tooting my horn again?  What can I say?  He's pretty awesome!)

If this trip to the market works out okay, I'll know that I'll be trotting around on my own soon.  I just get winded too easily these days.  But I do feel that I'm getting back to my normal, even though it's a bit slowly.

Today I have another Halloween quick page for you.  This one is for the photo of your doggie in his or her Halloween outfit.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I think I really should get dressed and finish making my grocery list.  Before you know it, Kevin will be here and I won't be ready.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mother Nature Is Putting On A Color Show

October 19, 2016

Good morning.  It's a pleasant sort of morning here.  The sun goes in and out behind the clouds, and current temps are in the 60's.  It's supposed to warm up quite nicely soon, and the rest of the day will be awesome. 

As I sit here and look out my door, I'm noticing bits of golden yellow showing up here and there in the big tree at the end of my driveway.  Autumn colors are creeping in all around us.  My beautiful tree is trying her best to stay green as long as she can, but soon she'll have to give in to Mother Nature and put her Fall dress on.  (She'll still be quite beautiful!)

Yesterday, Pogo and I got to spend quite a bit of time out on the porch.  The weather was just awesome!  Around noon, my grandson Kevin came by after class for a visit and did some vacuuming for me.  Actually, I think he was here mostly to check up on me and make sure I'm okay.  I am so blessed to have such an awesome grandson. 

Last night I watched a few episodes of "Chrisley Knows Best."  In one episode, Todd (Chrisley) was moving his 72 year old mother to live in his own house.  (to keep a better eye on her)  "Nana" has a little tiny Yorkie named Miley, and brought her with her.  (of course)  It was an enjoyable, and really funny, story of how a caring family looks after and gets along with each other. 

I went into my photo archives and found some interesting photos that were taken on this very day, four years ago.  It was a cloudy day, and whenever there was an opening in the clouds, the sun would peep through.  These photos were taken while I was at work.

On my way home that day, I spotted a large flock of geese flying overhead.  I guess they were all moving to a warmer Southern site.  The second photo is a close-up of the flock.

And here's another pretty shot of this same flock.  For some reason, I always seem to be driving my car when these photo ops happen and I don't get the photos.  For these, I happened to be sitting at a red light. 

This afternoon, I want to make a big pot of pasta and meat sauce.  DIL Janet will be by later after work, and this is one of our favorite meals.  I also want to call Aunt Lucy to make sure she is alright.  I had planned to drive out to her house early this week, but life had other plans for me.  However, she is only as far away as my phone. 

I also need to check into the elder transportation company to see if they could pick up Aunt Lucy and bring her here, and then come back to take her home again.  This would be a big help to both of us.

Well, time is marching on, and it's almost time to think about what's for lunch.  Pogo isn't thrilled about the doggie food that I gave him for breakfast.  But, he did eat some of it.  Maybe I can find something tasty in the fridge for lunch. 

On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tis Rather A Dreary Day Here In New England

October 18, 2016

Good morning.  My goodness, have you noticed how late it is when day breaks now?  At seven o'clock this morning it was still dark outside my door.  The sky may have lightened up five minutes earlier, but it rained all through the night so there are lots of clouds. 

For the moment, the rain has stopped, but the forecast calls for more rain during the day.  Temps today will be in the high 70's, so at least it won't feel cold.  For a little while, the weather forecast called for 80F degrees for us, but somehow that changed while I was sleeping. 

Well, Pogo and I went out yesterday as far as the bank and the Post Office.  Then we came right home.  That was about all the traipsing around I could do.  It's taking longer than I thought to get back to my normal speed. 

I found another fun pattern on the web.  This one is for a crocheted witch hat.  Although I prefer the traditional black hat, these fun colors should appeal to the younger witches. 

I also found an interesting picture of a photo wall treatment.  I borrowed the photo from the web to share here.  (author unknown)   Goodness, what a unique way to display the family photos. 

Yesterday, Pogo and I spent quite a lot of time out on the porch.  Today though, we'll be spending most of our time indoors.  Unless of course, the sun comes out and warms things up.  Then maybe we can sit out for a while.  Meanwhile, this is a very good day to work on crafts. 

Today, I'm going to print out some crochet patterns for DIL Janet and Aunt Lucy.  I'll also print out some cover sheets that I've made that show pictures of the finished items.  Altogether there are fifteen patterns that include afghans, a snoodie, pet sweaters, ponchos, wraps, and baby outfits.

There's not much news for today.  So now, I think I'll see what's in the freezer for our supper and take it out to thaw.  Then I'll make a hot cup of cocoa (mmmm, sounds yummy!) and put a few more rows on the afghan. 

On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, October 17, 2016

October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

October 17, 2016

Good morning.  Tis another beautiful morning here in my little part of the world.  Oh my, I see we have a few days of a mini heat wave coming with temps in the low 70's.  Woo Hoo!  I can absolutely handle this!! 

Yesterday afternoon, Pogo and I sat out on the porch for a while, then we took a nice long walk around the yard.  My goodness, there are so many new smells added to the yard every day, so Pogo was in doggie heaven running from one new smell to another. 

Later, after supper, I felt pretty good so I had me a glass of Bud Lite.  Mmmm, that tasted so good, and refreshing.  And, it didn't even make me tired.  I washed my glass and put it away, and settled in to watch a bit of TV.  I woke up about two hours later!

Folks, this month is Adopt A Shelter Dog month, so if you've been thinking about getting a doggie, please check your local shelters.  There are so many beautiful doggies (and kitties too!) who are waiting there, just hoping for someone like you to come along and take them home with you.  In case you didn't know it, my Pogo came to me from a shelter.  There's gold in "them there shelters" folks, so go get yourself some!

While I was poking around on the web, I found the most adorable photo (author unknown) of a different colored squirrel.  Wow, I thought I had seen all the different colors of these curious little critters, but I've never seen one with this color variation.  Gosh, it is so adorable!

This morning, Pogo and I have to take a ride to the bank, and then to the Post Office to mail off another batch of bills.  God bless those bill collectors, they do like to keep us on our toes.  Well, at least it is a beautiful day to get out for a little while.

Well, time is fleeting by and if I don't get dressed and leave, the morning will be gone.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Such Beautiful Colors Everywhere

October 16, 2016

Good morning.  It's around 50F degrees at the moment, the sun is shining and my flag is dancing happily in the breeze.  What can I say?  It's a gorgeous Autumn morning here in New England.  Both plants have been brought back outside to enjoy the nice weather.  (the ones that we've been bringing indoors at night)

Friday, Pogo and I went out to do an errand, and I stopped a few times to take photos of some of the trees in their Autumn colors.  A lot of the trees are already turning colors, while others are losing their leaves. 

I love the stark difference in colors in the last photo.  There are a lot of pines and Norwegian  Spruce in our area, and these trees stay green year round.  I guess the large tree at the end of my driveway is a sugar maple because it's leaves will soon be turning a beautiful yellow.  Actually, it already has a few scattered yellow leaves. 

Yesterday, before I headed out to do some grocery shopping, I had a bit of an asthma attack that really had me scared for a little while.  I immediately turned on my oxygen concentrator to help me breathe.  After a while, I thought I was better, so I got in the car and headed for the market.  Unfortunately, I was not alright, so I turned around and came back home. 

After a couple hours, my breathing steadied.  For the rest of the day I was okay as long as I did not exert myself.  Today I'm feeling back to normal.  This was too close for comfort for me, so I'll have to talk with the doctor about it on my next appointment. 

How about another Halloween quick page for all those wonderful spooky photos you'll be taking soon?   In this one, we have our neighborhood crow chatting with his friend, Mr. Skeleton.  I wonder what they are talking about.  Hmmmm?

Here is your download link:

Today I'm going to take it easy and maybe do a bit of crocheting.  I still have that afghan to finish.  Actually, I think there are only forty eight more rows to go and it will be done.  After that, I think I'm done with afghans for a while.  At least I think I am!  (you never know) 

I have a couple more bracelets that I want to finish too.  Before you know it, the Holidays will be here and I want to be ready ahead of time.  There's only seventy more days till Christmas.  Pretty soon, I'll start wrapping and boxing up the things that I have to mail out. 

For now, I have to get busy soon and design my Christmas cards and pick out the photos for my next calendar.  These both have to be ready next month for printing.  And pretty soon, Pogo and I have to decide whether or not we'll be able to join our friends for a night of flying. 

As long as my breathing is good, we can go.  Goodness, it just wouldn't do for me to fall off my broom while flying somewhere over England or Holland or wherever!!  I don't think Pogo could handle the broom all by himself.  hee hee hee

Well, that's my news for this morning.  Now I'm off to sit with Pogo and watch a bit of TV.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Just A Quickie Post, Got Lots To Do

October 14, 2016

Good morning.  Tis a bit nippy this morning.  Only 44F degrees, but at least the sun is shining.  The weather man says it will warm up later today to about 58F degrees.  Gosh, I hope so.   I hope the contractor shows up too, and finishes the work before I have to leave at 4 p.m. 

I was able to cancel and reschedule my appointment with the eye doctor, but I cannot do the same with my appointment this afternoon at the shooting range.  Nor do I want to change my appointment.  It will be another week and a half before my next appointment. Since our instructor has opened his new gun store, his time at the range is limited.

Yesterday afternoon, I spent some fun time at my laptop making some new quick pages.  When I'm having fun, the time really flies by, and the next thing I knew it was late afternoon, and my DIL Janet was here to pick up her cell phone that she had left the night before.

This morning I need to get outside and move things around on my porch so that they don't get in the contractor's way.  I haven't done this already because if the guy does not show up, then I'll have done it all for nothing. 

Today I have a fun email sales ad to share with you.  I got this in my mail the day before yesterday. 


Did you catch what was so funny?  Check out the dates!  These arrived in my email on October 12th.  Either my computer is more than a little slow, or someone does not proof read their employees' work before sending it on to the public.  I mean, my computer is a bit slow....but really!

Now I'm going to have to get going and start moving things on the porch.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.