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Friday, October 17, 2014

An Untimely Visit From The Sandman

October 17, 2014

Good afternoon.  No, I didn't just get up, but I've been busy looking through camera memory cards to decide which photos I might want to use for my next calendar.  I haven't decided for sure, but I might just pick out all flower photos this time.  Hmmm, I'll have to give this a bit more thought.

Last evening I watched part one of the finale of my favorite TV show, Project Runway.  Well, at least I got to see most of it.  That last commercial before the end of the program did me in.  I blinked and the Sandman tossed a whole bunch of sleep sand in my eyes.  Much later I woke up in time to watch a re-run of the program.  However, I did not stay awake long enough to see the ending this time either.  Oh well, I taped the show, so at least I'll get to watch it later.

This morning, Pogo and I decided to sleep in as late as possible until finally his tummy started calling out for food.  Because he did not eat his supper last night, (he was already full from the turkey that Joe fed him), I warmed it up and gave it to him for breakfast.  A nice juicy hamburger.  Oh yes, he ate every bit of it.  Not one sniff left on his plate.

A strange thing happened to my television yesterday morning.  It stopped working and was making a nasty horrible loud noise.  The screen was totally black, and the remote control would not work any more.  I finally had to shut the TV off by pulling the plug out of the electric outlet.  Then I put in a call to my SIL Eddie.

Eddie and Kevin came by after school to see what the problem might be.  The first thing Eddie did was to have Kevin plug the TV back into the electric outlet.  Well, will wonders never cease!!!  The TV came on and the remote was working just fine.  Phew!  I was thinking that I would have to buy a new TV,  but now I won't have to. 

Eddie says the problem was most likely a power surge.  This afternoon, Joe and I will go food shopping, but first we'll stop by the hardware store to buy a surge protector.   I surely do not want to have this problem happen again to my TV.

The new lapghan I started is coming along fine.  After I  got a few rows done, I tried it out on Joe's lap while he was sitting in the lounge chair.  It could have been a little wider for that particular chair, but I think it might be just right for someone sitting in a wheelchair.   Once it st finished, I'll try it out on Joe again. 

Meanwhile, I might make the next one just a wee bit wider.  And I'll use girly colors.  Actually, I want to make something in the colors of one of my roses.  Hot rosy pink, light peachy pink and an orangey yellow.  Hmmm, interesting.

Lately, I've been busy shopping on-line for a few items that I need for holiday gifts.  Today I got two packages in the mail.  Even the contents of the packages will be given away, it's still fun to open things that come in the mail.  Oh my, these contents are really fun!

Today I have a photo that I took through the kitchen window.  It's a Tufted Titmouse coming to have some lunch.   When we fill the feeder, we always sprinkle seed on the ground for the ground feeders.

That's about all the news for today.  By the way, today is my post number 2302.  Who'd have thought when I started this blog several years ago that I'd still be writing on it today.  My first post was on January 19, 2008.  It's been a great way to meet lots of new folks and make some wonderful friends.

I also have a cute image that was downloaded from the web.   My daughters and I are short, and for good reason!  LOL.

Now it's time to have a look in the fridge to see what's for lunch.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantastic weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

So glad to hear the TV is okay, it's scary when electrical things (especially expensive ones) go on the blink.
Had to laugh at the Yes I'm short, since you know I'm also vertically challenged.
Have a good one...if you can stay awake!

Debby said...

That's strange about the tv. I have had times when i thought our cable was out. Then my husband will push a button and voila tv.
Are you enjoying retirement. You keep busy though. You will be done with your shopping soon. I don't know where to start.
Running out of hope on the house. I just don't want to loose the condo where we want to move. I am shocked at the rudeness of setting appointments and not bothering to call.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

smiekeltje said...

Whoopee for the good sleep you had!
I know all about Mr.Sandman coming along while watching tv. I do miss paarts of a detective too every now and then LOL!
Glad the tv still works. It is always a nasty shock when something suddenly stops working! Know all about that too!
But okay, no need to buy a new tv.
h my, Edna, waht a lovely sign is that for short people. As I am short too, we must be awesome perfect ROFL!!!
I will try to make some photos of the new market(well, it's not completely done yet, but you can get an idea).
Hopefully you still will have some nice weather in the weekend.
And yeah, I still have to find a few things for Christmas, time is coming near to make the box ready, so perhaps next week I'll make a trip to town centre and visit my favourite stores.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Nani said...

:( I don't know what happened to my (longer) comment.

I hope you get to see the rest of part one of the finale! Maybe on the internet?

You've truly inspired me! I'm going to do some fleece lap blankets to donate to the senior center and I'm going to see if I can (slowly) make a couple with the bags of granny squares I have. One bag is squares Grandma made and one I did for a throw I wanted to make.

Right now I have a Mr. Cuddles Marco. He and Carla had their annual exams today (Kaline next week) They are both good, but Marco had hi rabies shot and is feeling tired and cuddly tonight.

Hugs, Nani