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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Anyone Have Beanie Babies?

October 22, 2019

Good morning.  Today is rather lovely, with lots of sunshine and temps in the fifties.  My phone app says that it is going to rain tonight and warm up to sixty degrees.  I love a warm rain.  It brings back memories from my childhood of playing and washing in the summer rain.

Before I get started here, let me say that I so appreciate all the comments that you leave here and in the C-Box.  They really start my day off with a huge smile.  So thank you, thank you.

Well, yesterday I never did get to do the laundry, but I was busy most of the day going through blankets and filling a Good Will bag.  When I get done with this, I really should go through all my clothes and get rid of everything that isn't being worn. 

Downsizing and getting rid of things really isn't all that easy to do.  About a year or so ago, I tried to downsize my collection of  purses.  Oh wow, now that was difficult.  Each one was a favorite of mine and I didn't really want to give it up.  Eventually, I did fill up a bag to donate to Good Will.  (It was fun though, replacing all of them with new ones.)

I guess one of these days I'll even have to decide what to do with my Beanie Baby collection.  Oh yes, I fell in love with them and did my best to collect as many as I could.  Do any of you have a collection of these?  If so, what did you do with yours? 

I don't have any photos to post today so I thought I would share some fun and giggle stories that I borrowed from the web.  I hope they brighten your day a bit.

That middle one reminded me of a time many years ago when I actually did cut a lot of my lawn with a pair of kitchen shears.  It was painful, and I got wicked blisters on my hand.  Obviously, I never did that again. 

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  After that, I just might get some of that laundry done.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Goodies In The Mail Today

October 21, 2019

Good morning.  Temps have warmed up a little bit.  Tis 55F degrees and headed for the mid sixties before dropping again.  According to my phone's weather app, we're supposed to be having rain today.  Right now, the sun is doing it's darndest to peek out from behind the clouds. 

I'm not going out today, so let it rain.  Today I'm planning on bagging some more blankets.  And, maybe fill up another Good Will bag.  I may even do a load of laundry.  I was going to do laundry yesterday, but I let my friend do her laundry here instead.

My friend Ellen came by and we had a wonderful visit.  She had laundry in her car so that she could stop at a laundramat on her way home.  I let her do her laundry here and we got to enjoy a much longer visit.  A win win for both of us! 

With bits of rain that we've been having lately, we have puddles for the birds to enjoy.  Here's a photo of one of the little sparrows enjoying some playtime in one of the puddles.

I peek in at Facebook quite often.  Not to post anything (I don't post anything personal other than Jazzy's music videos), but I do enjoy some of the crafts and other info that is shared there.  Here's another super idea that I saw there and downloaded to share here with you.

Oh my, the mailman just came and brought me a few of the packages that I've been waiting for.  Inside one of them is a Christmas present for Pogo's friend Sassy.  Inside another is a new purse to take to Florida with me next year. 

I have this thing about purses.  I love them.  Is that strange?  I know some folks collect shoes and fancy clothes, but I have a nice collection of purses.  Such a silly thing, but it puts a big smile on my face.  There's just something about a new purse!

Maybe I'll take my new purse with me this weekend when my girls and I go to the Paris Cabaret to see Carousel.  We'll see. 

Want some more silly laws?  In Utah, it's against the law to fish from horseback.  It is, however, legal to marry your cousin when you are fifty.  Oh my, it is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon in Utah.  You can have them, but you just can't detonate them.  Really?  (more tidbits from AMAC magazine)

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before getting started on this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

This Month Is Slipping Away

October 20, 2019

Good morning.  Oh my gosh, do you realize that it is already the 20th of the month?  Is it me or is time speeding up a bit?  Wow, this month just started a little while ago, and now it is almost over. 

It's sunny and 39F degrees.  Temps should get up around sixty later today for just a bit, then drop again.  We've already had to put the heat on in the house.  The nights get too cool to go without heat.

This weekend so far has been half and half for me and Pogo.  Half of the time I was busy, and half of the time I was lazy.  Pogo and I watched a lot of TV yesterday.  He's been having problems with his trachea collapsing.  It seems to be happening more frequently lately.  His appetite has been way off these past two days.  However, this morning he finally had something to eat. 

My friend Ellen is coming by today for lunch, so I won't be gabbing very long here.  I have a few things that I want to get done before she gets here.  Top of my list is "wash the breakfast dishes."  I may even do a load of laundry. 

Before I forget, let me post another "oldie but goodie" quick page.   Considering all the rain that is falling all over the country, this might be rather appropriate.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

While I was checking my email this morning, I found the cutest pattern for a poncho that is made from all your scrap yarns.  If anyone is interested in getting the pattern, try going to the web address on the image.  It's called "Scrap Happy Poncho."

Another interesting tidbit that I found on the web (and borrowed) is a crafty cooking tip that my daughter Audrey posted on Facebook.  This would be such a tasty dessert.  Just fill the muffin cup with your favorite ice cream, drizzle a bit of chocolate sauce over it, and Yum Yum!

Before I leave, let me leave you with some unusual laws.  In Pennsylvania it is forbidden to sing in the bathtub.  And it is also illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator!  Plus, Pennsylvania ministers may not perform marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk!  Now how about that!   (Information is from the AMAC magazine)

Now I'm off to do some blog reading before getting started on those dishes.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Time, It Passes So Quiickly And Is So Precious

October 18, 2019

Good morning.  The temperature today is 51F degrees.  The sun keeps peeking out from behind the clouds and temps might get up into the mid to high fifties.  The colder temps are sneaking in ever so quickly. 

I got a late start this morning.  I just did not want to come out from beneath my warm covers.  I guess Pogo didn't either because he was still asleep when I got up.  We are both sun bunnies. 

Daughter Audrey is coming to visit for a week in just one more week.  Woo Hoo!  I only get to see her once or twice a year and I'm really looking forward to our time together.  She's going to help me straighten out my computer room.  It used to be the computer room, but over time it became a place to put everything else.

Last night, a mayoral debate was held at our local community college.  Jasmine was on the panel of speakers who would be asking the candidates questions.  Here are some of the shots from the debate.  (The newspaper photographer is Marc Vasconcellos)  I downloaded these photos from the Enterprise website.  This first image is the poster for the debate.

 This is the panel from left to right:  Mark Linde, Ed Cabellon, Marc Larocque and Jasmine.

Jasmine asking one of the candidates a question.

The mayoral candidates, left to right: Robert Sullivan and Jimmy Pereira.

Deanne and Eddie attended this debate meeting, but I haven't had a chance to find out what they thought about the candidates and how the meeting went.  I imaging it was quite interesting.  I will be interested to see how the November election turns out.

Jasmine is involved in a lot of the happenings at the college and in the community.  I'm not sure but I do believe she will be majoring in Political Science when she transfers next year to the next college.  I had so hoped to see her on Broadway, but I guess it won't be happening.  Boo Hoo.

Where has all the time gone?  Our little girl grew up right under our noses!  First she was holding on to Papa's knees for support to stand up, then she was twirling around the kitchen in her princess dresses.  Next came the saxophone lessons, and all the frightful Halloween costumes that she made.  Besides excelling in school, she entertained us all on the stage. 

She still entertains us on stage, attends college, has a job at Old Navy, is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa and participates in everything else that comes along.  Has it really been so many years that I can't imagine them slipping by me so quickly?

I did start a bag yesterday for the Good Will but I did not finish it.  That will be today's project.  And, hopefully, I can make that two bags.  We'll see.  Well, that's my news for today.  Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tis Wicked Windy Today

October 17, 2019

Good morning.  A rain and wind storm crept in during the night.  Half of my parking area is a huge puddle and the rest of the yard is covered with leaves.  The sun is shining and doing it's best to calm the winds, while the temperature sits at 50F degrees.  And that is our high for the day. 

Yesterday, my friend Ellen came by for a visit, and she brought me a tall cup of iced coffee.  Mmm, mmm, mmm!  We had a grand time getting caught up on all our personal news and gossip.  Deanne stopped by before work and spent  a little time with us.  It was so nice, and I hope to do this again soon. 

Today I'm hoping to gather enough energy to at least fill up a Good Will bag.  If I can accomplish that, I'll be happy.  My days of energetic accomplishments have dwindled down to just a few, every now and then.  So I try to make them as productive as possible. 

I also chatted with my friend Beth for a while yesterday.  She said that she might be able to go home soon.  That would really be nice.  This has been quite a year for health problems for both of us.  It's time for us to be healthy now.  That Florida vacation isn't very far  off, and we're both looking forward to it.

Here is something that I took out of one of my magazines.  It's so pretty that I thought I'd like to share it here.  I love cardinals.  No, I did not buy this, but I do think it is quite lovely.


Yesterday, I finally finished potting a few new plants.  Next, I'll put them out in the house with the other house plants to see if they can make it through the winter.  After that, I'll move them outside during the good weather. 

A few days ago, I took this photo of a furry caterpillar.  I'm not sure what type of winter weather it stands for but I thought it was rather pretty. 

That's about all my news for today.  Now I think I'll refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading before getting started on that Good Will bag.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Brrrr! It's Getting Rather Nippy!

October 16, 2019

Good morning.  Brrr.  Tis 37F degrees this morning.  The sun isn't out yet, but it should be out later this morning.  The temps should rise to about 60F degrees later today.  Tonight though, the storm should be creeping into our area with lots of rain.  That should last all through the night and all day tomorrow.  We're supposed to be getting a lot of wind too. 

They say there may be a lot of power outages and trees down.  I hope not here.  Please not here.  I think I've about had all the disasters that I can handle for this year.  Of course, as I look around me, I'm a lot better off than a lot of other folks. 

I just got a phone call from my friend Beth.  She's in the hospital, and hopefully on the mend.  Her blood pressure sky rocketed and now they are trying to get it back down to normal,.  Beth, Pogo and I love you and we're praying that you heal  quickly so that you can go home. 

Yesterday, Audrey sent me a couple photos that the wedding photographer sent to her.  One is a very unique photo of the bride and groom on a covered bridge, and the other is Alena in her pretty outfit.   Audrey, thanks for sharing these.  I love the photo on the bridge.

Oh dear, I just got word that another friend has been in an accident, and has been rushed to the hospital.  It's really rough out there for broom riders in the daytime.  Just too many darn cars!

Now I really have to get going.  A friend is coming by for a visit and I want to at least get the breakfast dishes washed.  I only get to see this friend once or twice a year, so I'm really looking forward to seeing her.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cooler Temps Are Here To Stay

October 15, 2019

Good morning.  Tis a lovely, cool, day here in New England.  The sun is shining and the temps have left the low forties and made into the low fifties.  Later we'll even get to see the low sixties.  Woo Hoo! 

When I first woke up this morning, I thought it felt rather cool so I checked the weather app on my phone.  Yup!  It was 40F degrees.  Outside.  Gosh, I don't think I'm quite ready for these much cooler temps.  I decided to go back to sleep and hope that it would be warmer the next time I woke up.  It was, by a few degrees. 

Well, yesterday was a busy day for me.  I'm not sure what it was that I was accomplishing, but I was very busy all day.  As for the junk mail, there was some lurking in dark places and I found it.  Not one bag, but two of them!  I obliterated them!  And I bagged a few blankets.  Oh wait, I did two loads of laundry.  Yup, I was busy.

Joe picked up my order at WalMart, so now Pogo has a new supply of doggy food.  Enough to last for at least ten more days.  We're still offering him his turkey treat, but so far he still is not interested.  He does enjoy barking at Joe though, as he pulls into the driveway after work.  And of course, he still enjoys barking at the mailman. 

Today I thought I would share the rest of the foliage photos that I took a few days ago.  They're not the greatest because I took them through the car window with my phone, but you can see the colors.

The last photo was taken as we were passing the train station.  These beautifully colored trees line the whole side of the parking lot. 

I've been a bit lax about washing the dishes, so there's a batch of them in the sink waiting for me to wash them.  That will be my first project today.  After that, well I'll play that by ear.  Making plans is for mice, not old women. 

Did I say that?  Old women?  Wow, I never thought the day would come that I would be an "old woman".  How did this happen?  I've been so busy all my life that I never really gave much thought about being old.  Well at least I'm thankful that I made it to this place in my life.  A lot of folks never do make it here. 

Well, that's my news for this morning.  It's time for me to get started on this new day. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.