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Friday, August 16, 2019

Busy Day

August 16, 2019

Good morning.  Gosh, I slept late today too.  I did sleep pretty good during the night, even though I did get up a few times, either for bathroom or Pogo.  Each time I was able to fall right back to sleep. 

Today is another gorgeous day.  Sunny with temps no higher than the low eighties.  As for the full moon, I slept right through it.  Sighhhhh.  I thought about it around 8 o'clock last night, then got busy doing something.  After that it was dreamland for me. 

I have an appointment today for more labs, plus I have a few errands that need to be taken care of.  Deanne just texted me and said that she will pick me up in less than 45 minutes.  That means I have to cut this post short and get ready to leave.

Meanwhile, let me share a cute photo of Sassy and Pickles.  They are now comfy enough to sleep together. 

Now I really must get going.  I'll leave you with this fun image that I found on the web.

So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Blood Pressure Meds Are Working

August 15, 2019

Good afternoon.  My goodness, I slept super late this morning.  Of course, I was up half the night reading another book by Sidney Sheldon.  This one is Memories of Midnight.  Today is another beautiful day with lots of sunshine and temps in the seventies. 

Yesterday, Deanne came by with another super delicious meal.  This one had grilled chicken, noodles and corn.  Mmm, mmm, mmm.  While she was here, she set up my new cooktop.  I did not get to use it though because I already had supper meals for Pogo and me.  So today I'll give the new burners a try. 

In the afternoon, I went through all my canned goods and bagged up all the ones that I can no longer have.  I filled up a shopping bag with all the cans.  I imagine I'll have to do the same thing with my freezer soon. 

Pogo and I went out on the porch to see if there were any birds to photograph.  Here's a new photo of my handsome little fellow.  It's hard to get good photos of him because he just won't look at me if he thinks I'm taking his photo.

There were several birds in the yard, but I'm drawn to the Blue Jays.  They are so beautiful.  Here are two of my better shots.

Later in the afternoon, my daughter Audrey called.  She gave me another nice recipe and some wonderful tips.  I decided that she and Deanne should collaborate on a  new recipe book for folks on low/no salt diets.  I love recipes that only have a few ingredients.  I also like short cuts.  (as long as they are super tasty!)  I will save all their recipes and tips in a folder, and when the time is right, they can put their book together.

I went out around 3:30 this morning with hopes of seeing the new green full moon.  Sad to say I saw nothing.  Drats!  I just looked it up on Google, and it says that the moon should be visible tonight around midnight.  I guess I'll just have to try again.tonight.

My blood pressure seems to be doing rather well.  I just took it and it's 125 over 69. That's the lowest it's been in quite a while.  Tomorrow afternoon I have a doctor appointment to have more labs done.  I'm hoping that this will be my last appointment for a while. 

Now I think I'll do a bit of blog reading, then see what's for  lunch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bits Of History

August 14, 2019

Good morning.  Oh my, today is going to be just scrumptious!  Temps in the upper seventies all day, sunshine and a breeze.  You just can't ask for more!  Well maybe you can.  I ate that tomato from Deanne's plant!  Was it yummy?  You betcha.  I made a BLT sandwich and put the tomato in it.  I still have a couple slices of it to have with my lunch today.

I'm still waiting for another burst of energy.  I didn't get very much done yesterday, but I did cook hamburgers for Pogo.  For some reason, I seem to have a sleepy day after every busy day.  It seems to work though, so I guess it's okay. 

Deanne came by before work yesterday and brought me a bowl of scrumpdillyicious.  Can you guess what it was?  It was spinach lasagna.  I cut it into four servings, and each serving only had 129 mgs  of sodium.  And, it was delicious!  I'll have to ask her if she can write down the recipe so that I can share it here with you.

I came across an ad for a new coin that I thought was rather interesting.  No, I'm not a coin collector, but this coin should hold interest for folks who love history.  It celebrates the birth of Baby Archie, born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  He is the first U.S. heir to the British throne. 

There's still a lot of summer left to enjoy, and I found this interesting tip for those of you who have a pool in your yard.  Did you know that one cup of peroxide per 100 gallons of water will keep the germs at bay in your pool?  Hmmm, I did not know that.  This is just one of the fun facts that I learn from watching "Common Sense" on the Game Channel on TV.

I also found something interesting inside one of my books.  I don't know why I put these ads in the book, but I'm kind of glad I did.  These ads show just how far we've come with our technology.  These are ads for a laptop and desktop computers.  Take note, they are talking megabytes, not gigabytes, and these are top of the line computers. 

Oh boy, oh boy!   The UPS truck just pulled up and my new cooktop was delivered to me.  Woo Hoo!  So that's my project for today.  I'm going to set up my new cooktop and try it out.  I'll have to take a photo once it is all set up. 

Now I'm just waiting for Pogo's meds to get here.  For some reason, the pharmacy and the doctor never did quite get together so the scripts did not get filled.  I made a couple phone calls, and finally the meds are on the way. 

I'm off now.  I'm anxious to set up my new cooktop.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I'm Hoping For Another Burst Of Energy

August 13, 2019

Good morning.  Tis quite lovely outside right now.  The sun is coming in and out, temps are 73F degrees, humidity is 83% and it's supposed to start raining in a couple hours.  At least according to my phone app.  We can use the rain.

Wow! I got me an unexpected burst of energy yesterday, and actually accomplished a few things.  I added a few things to the Good Will bag and went through a ton of magazines that I had been saving.  I also took a wee nap, and then started reading (re-reading) another book   This one is "The Stars Shine Down" by Sidney Sheldon.  I enjoy his books.  I figure this one deserves a second reading before being put in the Good Will bag. 

I was surfing through FaceBook and came across a little shop that sells the cutest doggie mama shirts.  I fell in love with one of them and ordered it.  Now I can't wait for it to get here.  Isn't this cute?

Yesterday I showed you a photo of my skimpy tomato plants.  Here's a photo of Deanne's tomato plant.  I bought three of them and gave one to her. 

Isn't this beautiful?  Deanne brought me a  tomato from her plant, and I plan on eating it later either in my lunch or my supper.  Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!

Last night, I was opening a small container of apple sauce and spilled it down the front of my jammies.  I cleaned up my mess and changed into clean jammies.  This morning while eating my cup of Cream Of Wheat, I spilled some of it down the front of my jammies top.  Sighhhhh, you just can't take me anywhere!

While I was in the hospital, they found that I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.  They said not to worry about it now, but to have an abdominal ultrasound in six months.    According to the doctor in the hospital, this is something that a lot of us old folks get.  I'll have to do a bit of research on it.

The sun has gone in and it's looking like we just might get a bit of rain.  Gosh, I hope so.  My plants are wicked thirsty.   I just went outside to water my tomato plants and discovered that there are three or four teeny tiny tomatoes on them.  Isn't it wonderful how nature doesn't give up?   I also felt a few wicked tiny drops of rain on my arm.  Maybe the rain is coming after all.

Now I think I'll do a bit of blog reading before I start in on filling that Good Will bag.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 12, 2019

A Pleasant Change In The Weather

August 12, 2019

Good morning.  It's a gorgeous day here in my little part of New England.  The sun is shining, there's a tiny breeze and the temperature is 78F degrees with 47% humidity.  It will get up into the upper eighties this afternoon.  As long as the humidity stays low, it will stay nice. 

The mailman came and brought me another big bunch of junk mail.  I'll go through it and weed out all the junk.  I've been trying to keep up with it on a daily basis so that it doesn't pile up again. 

I got a late start today because I was up half the night.  I made good use of my time up and paid some bills.  I also cleared a few books off my bookshelf and put them in a bag for Good Will.  Every little bit helps.  I even  had enough energy left to wash a batch of dishes.  Of course, after all that I fell asleep.

The other day while Deanne and I were out shopping, I picked up a two burner stove cooking top.  Yesterday, I cleaned off my counter and got all set to give the new burner top a try.  Oops!  Upon reading the instructions that came with it, I found that it was only for "light boiling" and "warming up" foods.  Huh???  Just what exactly is "light boiling?"

So I did my best to stuff the unit back into its box.  It will have to be returned.  Then I went online to Amazon and found one that is for normal cooking and ordered it.  I should have done this in the first place.  My new cooktop will arrive either Wednesday or Thursday. 

My scrawny tomato plant is trying once again to bear fruit.  There's a new tiny tomato on it, and this morning I noticed a second tiny tomato.  Woo Hoo!

Friday, when Deanne and I got back from shopping, I noticed how beautiful my Rose Of Sharon bush was with all its new blossoms.  I took a couple photos with my cell phone and got a lovely surprise when I looked at the photos.  I had caught the sun's rays shining down onto the bush.  Just beautiful!

Last evening, Pogo and I polished off the Prime Rib that I had brought home from the Cabaret.  I must say it was simply delicious!  Oh yum yum!  Pogo ate at least half of it.  I guess he thought it was yum yum too! 

Today I'm hoping to have enough energy to start a bag for the Big Brother, Big Sister folks.  Then I'll give them a call to see when they will be coming by next.  It's not easy getting rid of things when you've had them for so long, but the time has come to downsize. 

That's my news for today.  Now I think I'll have a look in the fridge to see what's for lunch for Pogo and me.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous  day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Super NIce Night Out

August 11, 2019

Good morning.  And what a gorgeous morning it is!  The sun is shining and it's 62F degrees.  Later the temps will reach eighty degrees.  There's even a tiny breeze.  What more could we ask for?

Last night, Deanne and I went to the Paris Cabaret.  Dee's friend Kristy joined us shortly after we got there, and we all had a fantabulous time.  The show was great and the food was delicious.  The only downfall is that I forgot my phone.  Yup, I was so excited about going that I forgot to take my phone off the charger and put it in my purse.

Deanne and Kristy took some videos, but it is so difficult to share them via email.  Deanne tried up into the wee hours last night to send me a couple videos, but nothing worked.  We've ordered a thumb drive for her phone.  Once it comes, I'll be able to get the videos. 

I do have one photo that Deanne took of Jazzy and Kristy.  We'll just have to go back again later in the month so that I can take some photos and videos with my phone. 

I was good with my food too.  I ate my potato and most of my green beans, and only a small portion of my prime rib.  I brought the rest home.  Today, I'll share it with Pogo.  If he'll eat it.  Some days he is so picky he won't even eat prime rib! 

He's back on his medicine for his throat, and not very happy with me when I give him the medicine.  This little guy hates taking medicine.  Yup, he's just like me.  But I'm taking mine everyday, and I'm  even writing down when he takes his to make sure I don't forget any of his doses. 

Right now, he's snoozing next to me with his little face pressed into the sofa.  I don't know how he can sleep this way, but he does.  In a little while, when he wakes up, I'll make us some brunch. 

Remember Pickles?  Jazzy's little kitten?  Well, it has taken a liking to Sassy and now they can cuddle and sleep together.  Here's a photo that Deanne sent to me.

Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  Before I go, here's something I borrowed from the web to share.  Please remember to always be kind to animals. 

I'm off now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Tis A Gorgeous Summer Day

August 9. 2019

Good morning.  It's another beautiful sunny day here, and the temperature is 71F degrees.  Soon, though, it will get up into the low to mid eighties.  Sounds like a gorgeous summer day to me!

Pogo's doctor just called and said that all his labs from yesterday came back normal.  Such good news for my boy.  He's all set now with his Rabies shot for another three years.  The only downside came when we were discussing his eyesight.  My handsome little Pogo has cataracts growing in his eyes. 

I will have to make him an appointment soon with the eye doctor to see if he is a candidate for cataract surgery.  The cost?  One eye is $4000.  Both eyes is $6000.  Wowsie!  But sight is precious, so we will see what Pogo needs, and then we will find a way to do it.

In a couple hours, Deanne will be here to pick me up.  We're going to have our nails done.  Mine can surely use it.  They are a mess!  It will be nice to see them looking pretty again 

Tomorrow night, we're going to the Cabaret to see Jazzy in "Where The Girls Are."  I'm looking forward to this.  A delicious dinner of Prime Rib, wonderful musical entertainment and great  company.  What more can you ask for? 

The little white radio on the poster reminds me of my first little portable radio.  I was fifteen years old, and Kay Jewelers was having a sale and a feature item was a little pink portable radio.  I forget the price, but I went to the store to look at it.  It was just beautiful! 

I asked if I could pay something every week and take it home when it was paid for.  I did have a job.  I worked at the local theatre every evening.  I sold tickets, helped with the concession stand and closed up for the night.  Fortunately for me, the salesperson was really nice and offered to let me open my very own charge account.  I got to take my radio home with me that day and I paid a little bit every week until my bill was paid in full.  That was the beginning of me building my credit.

Yesterday, I phoned and ordered Pogo's refills for his flea medicines.  When Joe got home from work, he went to WalMart to get Pogo's prescription filled.  This medicine is for his collapsing trachea.  Pogo sometimes coughs a lot to open his throat, and this medicine will help him.  Whatever it takes, I'll do whatever I can to keep him comfortable.

My blood pressure is going down, so I must be doing something right.  Actually, it's most likely the meds that is doing this.  I've been weighing myself every day and get super excited when I see a pound slip away. 

Now I think I'll make a cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.