November 18, 2014
Good morning. Brrrrr! The Artic cold is setting in around here. At eleven p.m. last night it was 51F degrees here, and this morning was only in the 30's. We'll be having 30's for daytime and 20's for nighttime temps for the rest of the week. I guess this is where my semi-hibernation kicks in. It's time to check the calendar and start my countdown till Spring.
Last evening, I started working on the kitty house. Joe and I checked the styrofoam cooler for size, and decided that we needed to shave about a quarter inch off its height. While we were deciding the best way to do this, Dwarf Helen came out and informed us that Blackie was already in our house.
It seems that it was so cold and wet during the night that she actually tried sleeping in the makeshift house on the porch. Dwarf Helen heard her out there and opened the front door. Blackie was so glad to come in where it was warm and dry. Dwarf Mike took her into his room, and Blackie curled up on his bed and slept comfortably all night.
Blackie has since been offered the opportunity to go back outside, but she is content where she is. Well, how about that!! I will probably still make the kitty house. Who knows? We may need it anyway.
Does everyone have their Thanksgiving turkey safely tucked away in their freezer? If not, you may be out of luck this year. They are saying on the news this morning that there is a turkey shortage this year. Hmm, well Pogo and I already have our bird. I'll be thawing it out later this week, and cooking it before Thanksgiving. I'm not a big turkey eater, but I do love turkey salad. So, once my bird is cooked and cooled, I'll cut off the meat and package it into freezer bags. This way, we can have turkey or turkey salad whenever we like.
This week, we'll be buying another, bigger turkey to be cooked on Thanksgiving Day. This one will be served at the "family" gathering in the main part of the house, along with lots of other yummy good foods.
Deanne sent me a photo of Sassy and Kitty, the homeless cat that adopted them, sleeping together in one bed. Hopefully, this is how Pogo and the kitties in our house will be able to get along some day. Hmmm. it doesn't look as if it will happen anytime soon, but we can hope.
I also have a picture of an ad for a new toy. Can you believe???? There is actually a toy on the market that is named after my little Pogo!!! It's called a Jumparoo Pogo Stick. You step on to the footrests, and hop around like my Pogo does when Sunshine sneaks up on him. Hmm, I wonder if Pogo will be getting royalty checks?
Well, I think it's time to get busy and do a few chores around here. Later I want to work on the lavender afghan. I've been neglecting it lately so that I could finish up a scarf that I had started a while ago. Well, the scarf is finished. It looks so good that I think I'll make another one soon.
Do you realize that as I sit here typing, it is below freezing in 49 of the 50 states? Wow, I don't think I've ever seen this happen before. Brrrr! On that wicked cold note, I'll take my leave. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day and stay warm!
Hugs, Edna B.