November 20, 2012
Good morning. It's looking pretty nice outside my door. Sunny and cold, but not too cold. 38 F degrees. The frost that was covering everything is almost all melted away. And the nice part? I still have some beautiful roses blooming. Looking out my window and seeing pink and red roses blooming is like warm fuzzies all over my heart.
Yesterday afternoon, I took a couple of photos of the roses and the gorgeous red leaves on my favorite tree. I forgot to post a photo for Mandarin Orange Monday, so I turned one of the pink roses to a beautiful peachy orange. Hmmm, I wonder if there are any orange rose trees? I think I would like to have one. Isn't this pretty?
And here's a shot of those gorgeous red leaves with the sun shining through them. This tree is such a joy to see. My Michael loved this tree. I know he''d be so happy to see how it has grown, and the fiery red display that it gives us each Autumn.
I couldn't sleep much past 2:45 this morning, so I got up and took Pogo out for a sprinkle and then settled down to play on my laptop. I also made a huge pot of corn chowder. And yes, I've already had me a big bowl of it. Mmmm, mmmm. mmm! I made a lot so that I can share some of it with a couple of the dwarfs. They do for me, I do for them.
Last evening, Wayne came by and cleaned out my laptop and then installed my new Photoshop. My goodness, it looked so different! But then I figured out how to change the color of the background and made it look a bit more familiar.
Of course I had to visit Amazon.com and order me a couple of books to help me learn my way around this new Photoshop. I could have saved a bit of money by ordering them as e-books, but I find it difficult to be reading an e-book at the same time I'm trying to learn something in a program. It's so much easier to have the printed page beside the computer so that I don't have to keep flipping back and forth between the program and the e-book.
Later today, I'm going to set up the card table and drag out my holiday gift wrapping stuff. I want to see piles of gifts all wrapped and tagged. I also want to get daughter Audreys birthday presents wrapped and boxed. They need to be in the mail in the next couple of days.
Did I mention that I got a box in the mail yesterday from Audrey? It contained two jars of the most expensive (and tasty!) cranapple butter and cranberry sauce. Audrey's own homemade goodies. It cost $11.35 to mail that box to me. I think she likes me.
This morning, while Pogo enjoyed some bologna mixed into a dish of doggie food, I had me cinnamon raisin english muffins slathered with Audrey's Peach Preserves. Oh my, simply yummy!
Now I have to get dressed and finish washing the dishes. I have an appointment this morning at the nail salon. Got to be pretty for Thanksgiving! So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.