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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tis A Beautiful Spring Day

May 28, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is already in the 60's.  It looks like we will get up to around 72 degrees later today.  Woo Hoo!  We'll have to spend some time out on the porch enjoying this gorgeous day because tomorrow is supposed to be rainy and only in the low 50's. 

Gosh, I'm thinking that Pogo isn't feeling so good this morning.  He went out in to the house to bark at Joe for his turkey treat, but when Joe got it Pogo refused to eat it.  Instead, he came running back out here to our place.  Right now, he's curled up inside his big fuzzy blanket.  I sure hope he did not catch a bug or a virus while we were out yesterday.

Yesterday, the sun came out, and Pogo and I went out to do some errands.  We ended up at Ocean State Job Lot, where we took our time going up and down all the aisles.  I decided not to buy a carpet for the porch yet, but I did pick up a few other things.  I now have two small garden shovels, (hand tools) a new copper knife and a new square copper fry pan.  I also stocked up on more birdseed. 

When Pogo and I got home, Joe vacuumed the inside of my car and washed all the windows.  My car looks new now!  Wow, can you believe I've had this car almost four years?   She's just as pretty now as she was the day I first got her!

You know, since I turned the heat off, I've been shivering cold every day and every night.  Yesterday, while wearing sweat pants and a sweat shirt under my flannel bathrobe, I tried to take a nap.  Under all this warm stuff, I still couldn't shake the chills, so I finally got up and turned the heat back on.  In a few hours, I stopped shivering.  Last night I was finally able to be warm enough to sleep comfortably. 

This is a strange year for weather.  It's almost June and I have the heat on to keep warm.  Then again, it could be due to the fact that I'm older and it takes me quite a while to get over being sick.  My body's resistance to things is down.  Maybe all of this makes me not able to handle the cooler temps.

Friday, I meant to post the last set of the recipe pages, but I forgot.  So I'll post them today.  I hope a lot of you were able to use them.

Here is your download link:

I had thought that Pogo and I might go out shopping again today, but I don't know if he's up to it.  Instead, I think I'll just take him out in the yard for a bit.  Hopefully, he'll feel better later and we can go out another day.

Well, now I'm going to catch up on a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Have A Great Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2017

Good morning.  Well, tis another gray and damp day.  However, there's hope that the sun will come out later today.  During the night we had thunder and a bit of lightning but it didn't last very long.  I got up once to go out and look at it, but then I went right back to sleep. 

The senior prom for Brockton High School was held last night at Gillette Stadium.  Our Jazzy was invited to attend with a friend.  My goodness, but she looked beautiful. 

It's sort of bittersweet when our little girls grow up.  Isn't it?  We've raised them to become responsible adults, but then we miss the little girl who needed us, and who confided with us about all her fears and growing pains.  It's all part of the joys and tears of motherhood. 

I recently finished another hat and scarf set.  The yarn for this set is called "Hot Stripes" but I like to call it chili pepper.  Actually, the colors are a lot prettier in person.

Tonight I'll finish off the other set I'm working on, then I'll take another photo.  I need to work on the baby blankets for a while now so that I can finish them before the baby gets here.  I'll have to ask the kids if there's anything special they need for the new baby.  I'm thinking they'll be needing another car seat.  Well, I'll see what they say.

Gosh, the sun came out for a few minutes, but now it's gray again.  Pogo and I will definitely wait until tomorrow to go out shopping.  I'm looking forward to it.  While we're out, I think I'll look for one of those outdoor rugs to put on the porch.  I've seen some pretty ones in the sales ads. 

This is Memorial Day weekend.  So, while you're enjoying your barbeques and family gatherings, don't forget the real reason behind this holiday.  It's a time to remember all the men and women who have died while serving in our country's armed forces.  God bless all our military personnel.

Now I'm off to make some lunch for Pogo and me.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Pogo Is An Awesome Little Fellow

May 25, 2017

Good afternoon.  I've been up all morning, but there were some things that needed to be done.  Today is wet and gray, and tomorrow should be the same except that the sun may come out tomorrow afternoon and chase away the rain.  Now if only the temps would warm up to the 70's.  Mid to upper seventies is about perfect. 

DIL Janet came by after work yesterday, and we had a really nice visit.  She brought her crochet project with her to work on while we watched TV.  I think I mentioned that she's making a queen size afghan for her sister (for Christmas).  It's really quite pretty.  Next week, I'll take a photo of it to share.

You know, Pogo has a little friend, Cisco, who lives in Texas.  Every now and then Pogo goes on the internet to Amazon and orders a little goodie to send to his friend.  A few days ago, he sent him some more cookies and a new bed.  Now when Cisco gets a box in the mail, he gets all excited and can't wait to see what's inside the box. 

Here are a few photos that Beth (Cisco's mom) took of Cisco and his "Baby" with his new goodies.  I have to say that watching a doggie get this excited and be this happy really warms my heart.  Pogo's too!

Well, we didn't go out yesterday, and it's supposed to be wet tomorrow too so I guess we'll be going out shopping on Saturday.  Meanwhile, I'll finish the CafĂ© Latte hat and scarf set, and maybe start a new one. 

As soon as I can get to the yarn store, I'm going to pick up some red yarn and try to make a few baby hats for next February.  I also need to pick up yarn for another baby blanket.  Hmmm, I guess my projects for this year will keep me busy right up until Christmas. 

Well, it's time to see about some lunch for Pogo and me.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Our Parking Lot Is Full Now

May 24, 2017

Good morning.  For another twenty minutes at least.  Not sure why, but I slept late this morning.  It must have been all that exercise and fresh air yesterday. 

Yesterday, Pogo and I and dwarf Mike went out to do errands.  We went to the bank and then on to the hardware store.  I got everything I needed except - yup, you guessed it! - a set of garden hand tools.  I totally forgot!  Then we went to buy me a new battery for my car.  And have it installed, of course. 

May be after lunch today, or tomorrow, we can go out again.  There's an Ocean State Job Lot near here and I'd love to poke around there for a while.  I'll look for the garden tools there.  I'll probably pick up more bird food there too.

Today is mostly cloudy with temps in the mid 60's.  According to the weather forecast, we have a couple days of rain coming our way.  I guess Spring was just not meant to be for me this year.  Maybe next year. 

Yesterday, while we were at the hardware store, I bought the wood sealer for the porch, along with a package of brushes.  I think I'll try to coat the wood on the porch, little by little.  If this proves to be too much, I'll get someone else to do it.  But first, I'll give it a try.

About the only other bit of news here is that dwarf Helen finally got herself a new car.  Now all our parking spots are full.  We have room for one more dwarf in the house, but hopefully when we get one, he or she will not have a car. 

Today I have another set of recipe pages for you.  There will be one more set after this to finish the whole set.

And here is your download link:

Now it's time for me to find some fun mischief to keep Pogo and me busy today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's Still Too Soon To Put Our Winter Clothes Away

May 23, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, in less than a month it will be summer and I'm still wearing my flannel bathrobe to keep warm.  Brrrr!  When do the warm Spring temps get here?  I mean, to stay?  Last week we had three days with temps in the 90's.  Now we're struggling to get into the 60's. 

Well, yesterday was another of those "what in the world did I do all day?" days.  I seem to have a lot of them now.  Ah well, as long as Pogo doesn't mind, I guess it's okay.  Today though, we'll do something.  Later this morning, we are going to the bank so that some bills can get paid.  Then we're going to the hardware store to get some plant soil and maybe some metal garden tools. 

Dwarf Mike said that he would go with us.  Maybe we'll treat ourselves to lunch at Wendy's when we're done.  This will make Pogo happy because he's been eating doggie food for the last couple of days.  Actually, if I got a pizza and brought it home, that would probably make him even happier.  He gets all excited when he sees a pizza box, and can't wait to get at the pizza.  He only eats a little it, but it does make him happy.

I have another photo to share that I took a few days ago.  This one was taken near the shed, looking out at the driveway.  It's such a warm and pretty shot.

Today the sun is playing hide and seek with us.  It rained during the night and it's still damp and raw outside.  Ooooh, maybe I spoke too soon.  The sun just came out full and bright.  Maybe it will warm things up a bit before we go out to do our errands.   Let's hope so.

There's really not much news around here lately.  I'm waiting for a delivery from Amazon.  I ordered two pair of slippers for myself.  DIL Janet gave me a pair for Christmas and I love them.  I wear them outdoors as well as indoors.  They are Dearfoams and they are very comfortable. 

Well, I guess it's time for me to find some new mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gray Skies Today

May 22, 2017

Good morning.  Tis quite gray and cool outside today.  I think we're supposed to be in the low to mid 50's all day, and then warm up a bit tomorrow.  Gosh, weather is really crazy nowadays.  The heat's been shut off so it's rather cool indoors too.  I guess today is flannel bathrobe day!

Well, yesterday Deanne took me grocery shopping at Walmart.  I have to say, things aren't looking so good at Walmart.  So many items were out of stock and no one was busy filling the shelves.  They did not have half the items on my list, and some items I just didn't bother looking for. 

One of the things on my list was a garden hand tool set.  Somehow, mine seem to disappear once they go out into the main house.  Surprise, surprise.  Walmart's garden tools were made of plastic.  Imagine trying to dig in the garden with a plastic shovel?  Obviously, I did not buy these.

I did get enough food though, to carry Pogo and me for a while.  I'm hoping to get out shopping again sometime this week to pick up some of the items that I could not get yesterday.  Obviously, I'll be going to a different store.

The other day I took photos of some of the blossoms in the yard.  Here, we have some yellow iris and some lilacs.  The iris plants are so tall and heavy that I'll have to find some props to keep them standing up.

The wisteria is blooming too.  Gosh, it is so pretty when it mingles in with the beautiful red of the maple tree.  The second photo was taken by looking up towards the sky (from beneath)  The colors all blending together are just beautiful.

I was hoping to go to the bank today so that I could pay some bills.  If I don't make it out today, I'll have to go by tomorrow.  Maybe I'll be able to make it to the hardware store too, so that I can pick up some more planting soil and a new set of hand tools for the garden. 

While I was at Walmart, I looked at different kinds of wood sealer (for my porch) but there was no one around to ask for help in choosing the right kind of stuff.  It's different at the hardware store.  There is always someone to help you choose the right products.

Well, the morning is flying by and I haven't accomplished much of anything except to feed Pogo his breakfast.  I think it's time I tried to get just a little busy around here.  So, on that happy note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Some Folks Are So Very Talented

May 21, 2017

Good morning.  Tis sunny, but a wee bit cool this morning.  It is nice though.  Inside the house is a bit cool too, but once it warms up some I'll be able to get a few things done.  Well, at least that's the plan.

I have some photos to share.  This past week Audrey and Mac (her hubby) have been working at the World's Taxidermy Convention in Peoria, Illinois.  They are members of the association, and Mac entered a piece in the art competition.  It was a sculpture of one their taxidermy friends who had passed away.

Mac's entry did not take a ribbon, but it was an awesome piece, and we're all quite proud of him.  First, I'll post a photo of his sculpture in its early stages.  Beside the sculpture is a photo to show what the piece will look like when it is finished.  As far as I know, this is Mac's first sculpture.  Awesome work, Mac!

My friend Beth called me Friday evening to let me know that I had forgotten to post a download link for the recipe pages.  Sorry 'bout that!  Some days my mind just goes on vacation without me.  I did fix the error right away. 

I did not sleep much Friday night so Saturday was a very quiet day for me.  I took care of Pogo and tried to catch a nap.  I couldn't have gone shopping if I wanted to.  But today I just might make it to Walmart to do a bit of grocery shopping.  Deanne said she would come by later to take me to the store.  Woo Hoo!

Tomorrow I really must make it to the bank.  I have bills waiting to be mailed out.  Pogo will be very happy about this because he's only had one very short car ride since we got home from Florida.  This ride will be short too, but at least it's a ride.  My Pogo is really easy to please.  Except for food.  haha.

Today I have another set of the recipe pages for you.  These last three sets have the same designs as the first three sets, but they are in different colors.  Enjoy.

Here is your download link:

Now it's time for me to slip into some shopping clothes.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.