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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oh What A Beautiful Day!

February 20, 2018

Good morning.  Today is cloudy (so far) but it is warm.  We enjoyed temps of 50F degrees through the night, and today should reach 60F degrees.  I can definitely dig it!!  Tomorrow will be even warmer.  Pogo and I are enjoying it while we have it. 

I'm even getting little spurts of new found energy lately.  It must be because I'm on the mend finally.  My projects haven't been too physical, but I'm getting lots of little things done.  It's a great feeling.  I spent a little time yesterday updating my little laptop.  I still have a bit more to go, but I'm getting there.

Last night, I finished off the crocheted blue baby blanket that I've been working on a little bit here and there.  It took me longer than it should have because my heart just wasn't into it.  I don't really like working on all solid colors.  However, it is finished and now I'll put it in a zipper bag and put it in the gift tote.  Here's a photo of the blanket.

I think I mentioned earlier that I had ordered a new pattern book for the toilet tissue dollies.  I took photos of it to share with you here.  Gosh, these dresses are so beautiful!  Have a lookee.

Now my fingers are just itching to start working on these dollies.  Alas, the doll bodies haven't arrived yet, and they are going in my suitcase anyway.  Gosh, just eleven more days and Pogo and I be on our way to Fla Fla.  Woo Hoo!

Yesterday, I did some laundry, and I washed my winter jackets too.  I think I'll be putting all but one of them into a bag for Big Brother Big Sister, and just keep one of them for myself.  I don't go out much in the cold weather, so I don't really need more than one jacket. 

Later today I want to put aside a few things that need to be put into the bank safety box.  Pogo and I can take care of this tomorrow while we are out gallivanting.  I need to get out his stroller and clean it up.  It's been put away all winter so it's a bit dusty.  I thought I might take my walker with the basket for Pogo to Florida, but I think he'll be more comfortable in his stroller. 

Mac and Audrey have been having a grand time at the Taxidermy conference in Austria.  They're also having a great time trying new foods and drinks, and meeting new folks.  Here's a photo that they posted on Facebook yesterday. 

Today, I'll put some of Pogo's blankets in the laundry.  I meant to do them yesterday, but I did the jackets instead.  I think I'll run the carpet sweeper around a bit too.  It's looking like the dust bunnies have invited too many of their friends and relatives here, and today a lot of them have to go.

Well, I've finished my coffee, so I think I'll get the laundry started.  Then I can sit down and do a bit of blog reading before I get started on chasing dust bunnies.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Miss Spring Is Doing Her Best To Get Here

February 19, 2018

Good morning.  The sun is shining and it's cold.  However, it will warm up to the low 40's and keep getting warmer through the night tonight.  The next couple days will be superb with temps in the 60's.  Spring is really working hard to chase Old Man Winter away. 

I'm not really sure what it was that I did yesterday that kept me so busy all day.  Whatever it was, it tuckered me out and I fell asleep early after supper again.  This is not good because then I wake up before midnight and I can't get back to sleep.  Maybe I'll try to get a little nap after lunch today to see if that will help.

Today I need to do a bit of laundry.  I'll probably do a load of Pogo's blankets too.  I like to keep them fresh.  I've started my "what to pack" list and "need to do" list.  Fla Fla is only a week and a half away.  I've checked my small laptop and got a few things put on a thumb drive to update it.  I'll wait until the last minute to charge both batteries for my portable oxygen concentrator. 

I think I'll try driving my car for a while this Wednesday.  Maybe Pogo and I can take a short trip to Ocean State Job Lot to browse a bit.  I'm beginning to feel a bit better.  The cough is letting up a bit and my breathing isn't quite so bad. 

Along with my meds, I've been taking a bunch of vitamins.  Two of them are gummies, so it's not such a chore to take them every day.  They really are quite tasty, and hopefully part of the reason why I'm feeling better.

I borrowed this little poster from the web to let folks around me know not to come anywhere near me if they have any kind of virus bug.  I have a little spray bottle that I'm going to fill up with Lysol.  hahaha. 

I thought I had ordered some little doll bodies a few days ago but they haven't come.  Last night I ordered a new batch of them from Amazon.  These will be here in a couple days.  If the ones that I thought I had ordered arrive too, so be it. 

Aha, now I remember what it was that I did yesterday afternoon.  I read through my whole first year of blogging.  Wow, now that was fun and interesting.  I can't get over all the energy that I had back then.  What a difference just a few (ten) years makes.  Lots of great grandbabies came along since then too.  Plus, the photos took me back to when some of the grown up grandkids were still small.  Maybe tomorrow I'll read through year two. 

Daughter Audrey sent a message via Facebook to let us all know that she and Mac arrived in Austria yesterday.  It was a super long flight (and she doesn't like flying!) but now that they are there, they can begin to enjoy their surroundings.  I can't wait to see a few photos. 

I borrowed another cute photo from the web to share with you.  This is a photo of an adorable little planter named Groot.  Isn't he just the cutest little thing? 

This reminds me that I have a lot of plant rootings that are needing to be put into pots.  Maybe I can get this done before leaving for vacation. 

Pogo's doctor called yesterday to give me the results of all his tests.  Everything came back good, except for one thing that hinted he might be borderline for Lyme Disease.  However, he has no symptoms and is doing really well.  So the doctor said we'll just watch him and re-take the test next year as long as nothing pops up before then.

Well, I've about chewed your ear off by now so I'll take my leave.  The breakfast dishes are waiting to be washed but first I'll do a bit of blog reading.  I like to start my day visiting my blog friends.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow. It Did!

February 18, 2018

Good morning.  During the night, I could hear the plows going up and down the street, but I didn't bother to look outside to see how much snow we were getting.  This morning I looked and we got quite a lot.  Five to eight inches had been forecast and I think we got all eight inches.  However, it probably won't last very long because it's not cold outside.  And, this week we are supposed to see a couple of days with temps that hit sixty.  Woo Hoo.

Well, last night I feel asleep super early, and then I was up at 11:30 for the night.  After feeding my hungry little fellow, I decided to see how much I could get done before falling asleep again.  I guess I did pretty good because I didn't go back to bed until 5 a.m.

I started out by paying a couple bills, and then I needed to print out my travel itinerary.  While printing the itinerary, I came across a couple of items on my desk that caught my interest.  One was some fascinating information about my ancestors while they were in Holland so I put this in an envelope to mail to my friend Kyra.  I thought she might be interested. 

While I was at my desk PC, I opened some of my music files.  Of course, I had to listen to quite a few of the songs.  Afterwards, I checked out a few of my favorite scrap designers and picked up a few more scrap kits. 

By the time I finished playing on the computer and shut it off, I looked down and voila!  What do I see but my new carry on bag that I bought last year while I was in Florida.  Then a bell went off, and I knew where my missing small laptop was hiding.  Yup!  Yup!  I looked inside the bag and there was my little laptop, it's mouse and it's charging cord.  This is good because I really didn't want to have to bring my regular laptop with me on vacation.  Today I will check it out to make sure it's okay.

Yesterday afternoon I spent a couple hours making new quick pages.  This is just in case I don't get a chance to do this when I'm in Florida.  Then I set up my new envelope "Travel Papers & Information."  This is where I keep all our important stuff for the trip.  Otherwise, I'd probably lose most of it.  I'm an expert at misplacing things.  Especially if I've put something away for safe keeping.  No one will ever find it!!  (not even me!)

Getting new glasses will have to wait until after I get back home from vacation.  At that time, I'll have to make them and the taxes my top priority projects.  I don't really need the new glasses, but the ones I'm wearing are really old and getting a bit fragile. 

Joe has already been outside this morning, and shoveled and "snow blowed" all the snow out of the driveway and parking area.  He even cleaned off my car and my steps.  It looks pretty good out there now.  And, the sun is shining.  What a beautiful day!!

I do have a new quick page for you today.  This is another of my "nature" themed pages.  I hope you can use it. 

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I think that's enough of my babble.  Now I think I'll get a fresh bottle of cold water and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sending Prayers For The Families Of The Florida School Shooting Victims

February 16, 2018

Good morning.  Tis wet and gray outside with temps of 48F degrees.  Yesterday I heard the weatherman saying that we had 5 to 8 inches of snow coming this weekend.  Aye yi yi!  We'll just wait and see what comes our way.

Yesterday I promised photos of my new miniature valentine rose plant.  I took it out on the porch to photograph it in natural lighting.  Isn't this just the cutest?  Of course, when it starts getting bigger I'll have to re-pot it, but for now it looks super in the little lady bug pot.

I just can't wait for Spring.  In a few more weeks, we'll be able to take down all the screen covers and the heavy plastic on the porch.  Then it will get a good vacuuming and set up.   It will be so nice to sit out there and watch the birds and small critters. 

The news yesterday and last night was consumed by the mass shooting in the Florida school.  I watched it for a while, but then I had to shut it off.  It's really quite sad to see how some of these younger generation kids have no morals or respect for life and law. 

You can blame it on mental illness or whatever else, but they were raised so differently from the folks in my generation.  A lot of them seem to think that the laws are only for others, not themselves.  But then I look at the people making the laws and I wonder sometimes where their brains are.  Who in their right mind sells an assault weapon to an unbalanced eighteen year old?  Why are the laws of that area so lax?  What type of background check was done?  Why wasn't anything done about the sick things the shooter was posting on the web? 

Of course, the first thing that lawmakers will push for will be more gun control aimed at all the legally licensed gun owners.  Sadly, this will not prevent any future mass shootings.  Most legal gun owners have been required to attend courses on gun safety and gun laws.  Most have even taken one or more classes  on shooting a gun. 

Intensive background checks are done, and fingerprints are taken to be kept on file in all the national and local data bases.  Background checks are run again before we can even buy a gun, and then the gun is immediately registered.  All this kind of makes me wonder why we don't have to go through this same lengthy regime in order to buy an automobile.  I mean, how many people have been killed by automobiles?

Sorry about the rant, folks.  I'm really annoyed at the lawmakers' responses to this shooting.  My heart goes out to all the families of the victims.  This should not happen to our children.  School should be a safe place.  The streets should be safe too. 

Rant over.  Last night, I took a photo of Pogo while he was playing one of his regular games.  Well, at least I call it a game.  When he wants something, he turns his back to me and stares at what it is that he wants.  When he wants to be picked up and put on the big sofa, he'll stand and stare at the sofa.  When he wants food, he'll stare at his dinner mat. 

In this photo, he has turned his back to me and is staring at his dinner mat where there is no dish.  This is him telling me to get up and get him something to eat.  He will look at me until he gets my attention, then turn and stare at the mat.  Does your fur baby do this?

Now I need to do a few things before it's time to leave for my doctor appointment.  Daughter Deanne will be picking me up soon.  This morning I took the last of the antibiotic that I've been on.  I still have the cough, but it isn't quite as bad as it was.  (as long as I take cough syrup)  Now I just have to get my breathing better.

Before I take my leave, I want to send prayers and good wishes to Audrey and Mac for a safe flight tomorrow to Austria.  Have a wonderful time.  I love you.  Take lots of photos!! 

I'm off now.  So till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wanna Go Climbing?

February 15, 2018

Good morning.  Tis a bit gray today, but the temps are warmer.  I can dig this!  I know we still have some Winter left, but it feels so good to have a Spring day now and then.  Actually, Spring is only thirty three days away now.  Woo Hoo!

Remember yesterday I said that I was waiting for one more big bill?  Well, I spoke too soon.  The mailman brought it to me shortly after I finished my blog.  Well, at least it's out of the way now, and  that's one bill I won't have to pay again.

Daughter Deanne came by yesterday with the cutest miniature pink rose plant in a red lady bug pot..  Oh my it is so pretty.  I'll take a photo of it to share tomorrow.  Thank you Deanne, I love it.  This one will sit out on the porch all Spring and Summer so that I can enjoy it.

My friend Mary Ann sent me some awesome images of different places around the world.  I'd like to share a few of them with you.  This first one is called Sheeps Highway in Ireland.  Can you just imagine those poor sheep climbing that steep hill?

The next photo is titled Switchback Mountain, Tianman Highway, China.  Can you just imagine driving on this highway?  Not this fraidy cat!  But the scenery is simply beautiful!  If you take the trip, do take your camera with you.  I can't wait to see the photos.

Finally, this last one is called Pulpit Rock, Norway.  It looks like an awesome place for sunbathing or a picnic.  For you, not me.  Nope, nope, nope!  I'd be on my belly crawling for the nearest path down off this rock.  Actually, I'd have to be unconscious for you to get me up there in the first place.

Mary Ann, thank you for sharing these pictures with me.  Although they are beautiful, I won't be visiting these places in this lifetime.  I simply can't imagine why anyone would want to sit out on this last rock.  cluck, cluck. cluck.  (that's me clucking!)
This morning Pogo's doctor called me.  The test results aren't back yet, but she filled out his travel health paper and is mailing it to me.  Oh thank you, thank you.  Pogo has an appointment with the groomer a few days before we leave, and then he is all set to travel. 
DIL Janet did not come by last night because her hubby was cooking her a special dinner for Valentine's Day.  (I should have thought of that!)  I hope your dinner was awesome Janet.  I'll see you next week.
I'm waiting for some dolly bodies to come in the mail, then I'll put a couple of them right into my suitcase along with a skein of yarn.  Whether or not I get to do much crocheting while on vacation does not matter.  My first goal is to rest and soak up the warm temps. 
God willing, my friend Beth (and maybe her daughter too) will be joining Pogo and me.  I surely hope so.  They sure could use a break from illness and stress too.  I am so looking forward to having fun in the sun (or even just out on our little screened in patio) with my friends.  Stay well Beth.  Florida is only two weeks away!
Now I think I'll get me a cold bottle of water and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Birthday Janice

February 14, 2018

Good morning.  Tis a bit on the cloudy side this morning, but I do think the sun will make an appearance before too long.  The temperature is 35F degrees, but should get up to about 48F degrees later today.  Hopefully, this is our prelude to Spring. 

Well, today is Valentine's Day and hopefully you have all your valentines ready to deliver.  Today's quick page features Lola, who is day dreaming and thinking of the beautiful roses and the box of chocolates that she is hoping her Honey will be bringing by later. 

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Today is also Janice's birthday.  Pogo and I want to wish her a beautiful day full of sunshine and happiness.  We love you Sweetie.  Happy Birthday.

I still haven't heard from Pogo's doctor, so I may give her a call later today.  No news is good news, but I just want to make sure.  So far, he has been acting normal.  He has a different appointment for his regular checkup tomorrow, but I don't think we have to keep this appointment because he was just checked the other day.  I'll find out when I call.  We still need his travel health paper, which hopefully they will mail to me.

Speaking of doctors, I have an appointment for Friday morning.  I'll have to keep this appointment to make sure I'm getting rid of whatever bug has been making me so sick.  I think I am, but it is taking ever so long.  I count my blessings though, because so many folks have been dying from the flu and pneumonia, and  I'm still here. 

This morning I've been busy paying bills.  Oh yup, there's always a stack of bills wanting to be paid.  Now they are all set except for one.  I'm still waiting for the bill for the new fuel tank.  It's a biggie though, so I'm not rushing it. 

This weekend daughter Audrey and her hubby, Mac, will be leaving on a trip to Austria.  How exciting!  They will be attending a Taxidermy convention there, and then exploring all the wonderful sights that the area has to offer.  I'm hoping to see lots of wonderful photos when they get back.

Tonight, DIL Janet should be coming by.  I'm not sure what we'll be having for supper.  I'll have to think on it this afternoon.  Maybe submarine sandwiches?  We haven't had those in a long while.  Hmm, I'll see what Janet feels like having. 

Now it's time to do a bit of blog reading.  So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Spring Really Is Coming Soon!

February 13, 2018

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is 29F degrees.  By eight o'clock this evening it should start warming up again.  Tomorrow is supposed to be in the fifties again.  Woo Hoo!  And guess what?  Spring really isn't very far off.

Yesterday I took Pogo out in the yard for a few minutes to get a bit of fresh air, and I spotted bits of new green in one of my little gardens.  So, I took a few photos. 

It's too soon to rake away all the dead leaves, etc.  We can do that the end of next month.  It was just so nice to see this new greenery.  It's a sign of hope that the better weather isn't so far off. 

After our little jaunt outdoors, Pogo had himself a nap and then he took up his place by the door to watch and wait for Joe to come home from work.  He looks forward to his turkey treat time every day.

I don't have an update on Pogo's tests yet.  We're still waiting for the doctor to call with the results.  But in the meantime, my little guy is acting just fine. 

Last night I even crocheted a while on a little blue blanket that I've been making.  I started it a while ago, but the color wasn't what I wanted so I set it aside and made a different one.  My hands started getting achy lately so it was time to pick up the crocheting again.  It really does help.  My hands don't hurt today.

Do you believe Florida is only two and a half weeks away?  Gosh, I haven't even done much about packing our bag.  I like to do this early so that I have plenty of time to keep changing my mind about what to take with us.  Sounds crazy, huh?   Well, I do have a few quirks of my own.  hahaha.

Well, that's my news for today.  Now I'm off to take my meds and get a fresh bottle of cold water.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.