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Monday, December 18, 2017

A Great Day For Shopping

December 18, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, I have been so busy for the past couple hours and it isn't even eight o'clock yet.  Pogo and I got up early, so I decided to get the last of my wrapping done.  Everything going out of the house is wrapped and ready to go.  I just have to help Santa out a bit and wrap the things that he left here for the dwarfs.  Woo Hoo!

Well,  yesterday was a very busy day.  First, my car would not start.  I needed to go shopping for things for the house, but the car was not budging.  So, dwarf Mike drove me to the store while Joe followed in his truck so that he could load everything into his truck.

Shopping was very fruitful.  I managed to buy a brand new mattress, bureau and rug for the spare room and I got a super price!  When we got home, Joe cleaned the room, and then he went to the store to buy paint so that he could give the room a new coat of paint.  Today, I will pick up new curtains and the room will be done. 

Once we were home, I called to have a service person come out to get my car started.  I meant to go out last night and run it again for a while but I fell asleep.  Here's hoping it starts for me this morning because in  little while I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor for a check up on my shoulder.  On my way home, I'll stop by the store to pick up the curtains.  I already did my food shopping yesterday afternoon, so the cupboard is full.

*****I just went out and started my car.  Woo Hoo!  She started right up, so I'm letting it run for a few minutes and then I'll go back out and shut it off.   By the way, this is a brand new battery that I bought earlier this year.  When the service guy got here yesterday, he looked at the battery and said that I had the best kind.  So that tells you that it has been c-c-c-c-cold here.

Daughter Deanne sent me a cute photo of three of my great grandchildren enjoying their new "poopie" tee shirts.  They had been wanting them, so Deanne got them and sent them to them.  Here is Lilah, Jack and Alima showing off their new "poopie" tee shirts.  They have an awesome auntie, don't they?

I also have another cute photo to share with you.  I took this photo while we were at the Post Office one day mailing out a ton of packages.  Joe carried all the bundles in, and then he held Pogo while I was busy with the postal clerk. 

Something must have moved out in the yard because Pogo just went charging to the storm door, barking all the way.  I don't see anything out there, but maybe a squirrel or a little bird was out there.  Whatever it was, Pogo certainly chased it away. 

Today I have another Christmas quick page for you.  This one shows that even the tiniest of God's creatures believes in Santa Claus and is hoping for a special gift.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I think I'll have another cup of coffee and wrap a few of those "Santa" things before it's time to get ready to leave for my appointment.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Only Two Weeks Left To This Year!

December 17, 2017

Good morning.  It's one o'clock in the morning and I'm sitting here typing and enjoying my morning cup of coffee.  I must confess, I fell asleep very early after having a nice nap yesterday afternoon, so sleeping through the night just isn't in the cards for me.  But that's okay. 

Yesterday was one of those days where I just could not get out of my own way.  A restless, dreary day.  Ever have one of those days?  Thank goodness they only come around once in a very long while.  About the only thing I accomplished all day was to cook supper for Pogo and me.

Today though, will have to be different.  I have to go shopping to pick up things for the house just in case we get a new dwarf later this week.  The spare room is in need of a new rug, plus a few other things before anyone can move into it. 

Tomorrow, I have to be going out too because I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor.  This is just for a check up on my shoulder.  Maybe on my way home I'll stop and pick up a few groceries.  We'll see how things are going when tomorrow gets here. 

Yesterday daughter Deanne called to give me some awesome news.  It seems that Kevin has been saving up all his money and used it to buy his dad a car for Christmas.  Wowsee!  (Is it any wonder why I'm so proud of Kevin and his sister?)  Today, Deanne sent me photos of Tink Tink.  That's what SIL Eddie calls his new car.  It's one of those little smart cars.  Here are the photos that Deanne sent to me.

Jazzy's photo was in the newspaper again this past Thursday.  Tonight is the Starliners last performance of the Christmas show at the Paris Cabaret.  Jazzy is the second girl from the left in the back row.  The show is awesome.  These young ladies are super talented!

I'm looking forward to next month's show.  They will be singing more music from the eighties and from Broadway musicals.  At least that's what I think they're doing.  I'll know for sure when the Cabaret postcards are printed for January. 

Folks, do you realize that next Sunday is Christmas Eve?  Already?  I can't get over how quickly this year has flown by.  Not only that, in just two weeks it will be New Year's Eve.  I know that time seems to go by quicker as we get older, but yeesh!   Gosh, this means that I have to start getting my tax stuff all in order starting in just a couple of weeks.  Aye, yi yi!

Well, a re-run of the Johnny Carson show is starting now on TV, so I think I'll watch it and then crawl back under the covers for a few more winks.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Busy Weekend Coming Up

December 15, 2017

Good morning.  Gosh, I'm getting a really late start today.  I got up early this morning, but after Pogo and I had something to eat, I went back to bed and to sleep.  Ever notice all the big plans one makes when they wake up early in the morning?  But after just a bit more sleep, all those plans get abandoned.  Well, with me anyway!

It's quiet around here, so there's not much news.  I gave myself a foot massage yesterday, and took a couple photos.  These were given to me last year.  Unfortunately, I don't use them often enough.  Mmmm, oh my they feel so good!

We had more snow yesterday.  It was just a dusting so that's okay.  Here's a photo of how pretty my tall gentle giants looked with the snow on them.

Daughter Deanne is on her way here for a little visit.  Pogo will be in heaven!  He just loves his Auntie Dee.  He can spot her car coming up the street and gets all excited.  Of all the pickup trucks that go by on the street, he can always pick out Joe's truck too.  It's amazing how smart our fur babies are.

We may have a new dwarf moving into the house next week, so this is going to be a very busy weekend.  I have to pick up a few new things for the room, and Joe will have to transport them from the store to the house.  Of course, all this is still tentative but it can't hurt to be ready just in case.

Well that's my news for today.  Now I have some blog reading to catch up on. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Heat, Oh Blessed Heat!

December 14, 2017

Good morning.  Well, the sun hasn't decided yet whether to shine on us or not.  Maybe it's like me and doesn't really like the cold temperatures.  It is bright outside, so maybe the sun will shine in a while.

When I woke up this morning at 5 o'clock, I thought I might go shopping very early this morning, but then I just turned over and went back to sleep.  Now that I'm awake, I think I might just stay indoors today. 

Today, I'm relishing the warmth here inside the house.  Yesterday, I did not.  At some point during the night before, the furnace shut off and the house got cold.  Once I realized what was happening, I had to re-schedule Pogo's appointment and get the furnace working again. 

The service man came out and looked over the problem to see what was wrong.  A nozzle that regulates the fuel was blocked and needed to be replaced.  After a while, the heat slowly started making its way throughout the house.  Once it reaches everywhere in the main part of the house, it finally starts making its way to my part of the house. 

Daughter Deanne came over yesterday afternoon and cleaned out my little electric fireplace and got it started so that Pogo and I had some heat till the furnace heat got to us.  Thank you so much Deanne.  The heat felt oh so good!  Let's hope that this is the end of the furnace problems for the rest of the cold season.

Today, I dug out a couple photos from my archives to share.  One day at work about five years ago, it was raining.  One of the water spouts was making a big puddle in the yard, and one of the little dark eyed juncos was taking advantage of this wondrous bathing pool.

I love watching the birds.  They are so tiny, but have such huge strength and creativity.  Besides being amused by them, we can learn so much from watching them.

Yesterday, I just let the dishes pile up in the sink.  I was too cold to deal with them.  When I finish this post, the first thing I'll do is wash all of them.  After that, I have some blog reading to catch up on. 

Well, that's my news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's Too C-c-c-cold For Me!

December 13, 2017

Good morning.  It's not quite six o'clock. but Pogo and I have been up since around 4:45 a.m.  He thought he might need to go outside so he woke me up.  We went outside, but it was a false alarm. 

Pogo didn't even bother to sniff all around the yard because it was so wicked cold out there.  The temperature is only in the low twenties, and won't even get out of the twenties today.  Brrrrr!  Pogo has an appointment later today at the beauty salon, but I'm not looking forward to having to go out.

I've decided not to have all his hair cut off this time.  We'll just have it thinned a bit, and a few chosen places cleaned off.  It's just too cold for a short hair cut.  There's a market not far from the salon, so maybe I'll go there to pick up a few things until it's time to pick up Pogo and go home.  We'll see.

Yesterday turned out to be quite a busy and long day.  The burner repairman showed up around noon.  I had no idea that he was even coming.  The company never called to let me know.  Shortly after he got here, the fuel oil delivery came too.  As for the burner repair, that was an all day job.  All the radiators had to bled, and then the guy had to go pick up a new part.  Later, he found that he did not need the new part after all.  Yeesh!

Other than going out to Pogo's appointment later today, I have no set plans for the day except to keep warm.  When it gets wicked cold outside, the cold seems to come right up through the floors.  Gosh, Spring can't get here soon enough! 

Today I thought I would post a couple of Dover's coloring pages.  These are from some of their adult coloring books.  You can use pencils, pens or crayons.  Have fun with them. 

I have a few of these coloring books, and every now and then I take one out and relax with a large assortment of pencils and pens.  Once you get started on a page, it's amazing how quickly the hours can fly by. 

I also have a new quick page for you.  Once again, I've focused on our beautiful wildlife. 

Here is your download link:

My coffee is ice cold now.  I guess I didn't drink it up fast enough.  When it is this cold, the coffee doesn't stay hot very long, and now I'm off to the kitchen to make a fresh cup.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Mini Heat Wave Today!

December 12, 2017

Good morning.  Tis gray and cool outside.  I say cool because today we're having a mini heat wave.  The temperature right now is 39F degrees and will be working it's way up to 49F degrees in a few hours.  Woo Hoo!  Of course, by tonight the temperature will be back down in the low twenties.  But I'll take a warm day anytime!

I may even make a quick trip out today to pick up a few groceries.  We'll see how energetic I feel in a couple hours.  I'll start making up a grocery list when I finish this post.  Just in case!   Oh dear, I almost forgot.  I can't go anywhere until after the heating fuel delivery. 

Well, that just might make a big dent in any plans I may have for today.  The fuel company doesn't believe in giving the customer any hints about what part of the day they might show up.  You just stay home all day and wait.  Hmmm, well I'll make my list anyway.  If I have to, I'll go later today.  We'll see.

Today I want to share a really pretty Christmas scrap page that my friend Beth made for Pogo and me.  As you can see, it features my favorite little guy.  This is so pretty.  Thank you Beth.  We love it.

I just switched the TV over to the Weather Channel to see what sort of weather we have coming this week.  Cold, cold, cold!  I should have left the TV on the Jewelry Channel.  It was definitely much prettier. 

Last night, Joe put up the Christmas tree out in the house.  Now it's looking like Christmas around here.  I do think, though, that I'll need to pick up a few new ornaments and a new garland for the tree.  As the years go by, we lose a few ornaments and tinsel garlands. 

Daughter Deanne sent me a photo of the Christmas tree that she put up in her back yard.  It's not finished yet, but my goodness it is soooo pretty!

I have a new string of lights that I was going to put up on my porch, but I haven't put it up yet.  As soon as I figure out where I put the lights, I'll figure out a way to put them up.  I'll need to figure out how to plug them into electricity too.  There is only one outlet outside and I use it for the heated birdbath. 

Well, that's my news for this morning.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Hanukkah

December 11, 2017

Good morning.  Tis cold outside, but the sun is shining so I can't really complain.  A little of the snow has melted.  Very little.  But that's to be expected.  Winter starts next week.  This is okay because that just brings the start of Spring a little bit closer.

Hanukkah begins today, so Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends and family.   When Michael and I joined our two families together many years ago, we ended up with the best of both worlds.  We enjoyed the festivities and traditions of both our families.  Hmmm, makes me wonder why the whole world can't just learn to get along and enjoy each other.

Today I'm starting out late with everything.  I'm not sure yet just what it was that I did yesterday to tire myself out so much,  Whatever it was, I slept most all night till around 5 a.m. this morning.  I got up and made some breakfast, then went back to bed.  I guess it's a good thing that I don't have to go to work anymore. 

My breathing hasn't been great lately, so that's probably why I get tired so easily.  I've been using my portable oxygen so that I can get used to using it when I'm not at home.  Many days, I don't need it at all, but when I do need it I'm super glad that I have it. 

I have an image to share today that I borrowed from the web.  It features three things that I love; my flag, Santa Claus and a little red cardinal.  I don't know who the author is, but I want to thank them for sharing this picture.

Another thing that I borrowed from the web is this animals' Christmas card.  I'm hoping that everyone will help to keep our animals safe this winter and all through the year.  They gives us so much joy and ask for so little in return.

Today I have no special plans.  I guess maybe I'll chase some of the dust bunnies around.  After that, I have a few gifts left to wrap, so maybe I'll do that while I wash a couple of Pogo's blankets.  Hmm, sounds like a good plan for me. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.