December 1, 2014
Good morning. On this day, many moons ago, this old gal became a young mother for the first time. Yup, my first child was born, and I joined that very elite group known as "Moms". And although raising our children is the most important thing we will do during our "growing up" years, it is the one job we are never really trained for.
We stumble along through the years, making mistakes and celebrating big successes. Yet somehow when the last child reaches adulthood, we can sit back and enjoy the happiness that comes from seeing the wonderful adults that our children have become. Well, that's my thought anyway.
Today is my daughter Audrey's birthday. I've been telling her for years how I went to a rummage sale many years ago, and bought a bagful of goodies for only one dollar. When I got home and emptied the bag, I found her in the bottom of it. Wowee! That was the best darn dollar I ever spent! (Please don't tell her otherwise, because she still believes this story!)
Here is Audrey as a toddler, and as the beautiful and talented woman that she is today. Happy Birthday Audrey. I'm wishing you a day filled with love and happiness, and for many more years to come. I love you.
Speaking of December, here is the last page on this year's calendar. Amazing, but in thirty more days, we'll be singing Auld Lang Syne and welcoming in a brand new year.
Well, yesterday turned out to be quite busy. In between doing loads of laundry, I decided to finish off the kitty house that I had started to make for Blackie. He doesn't need it right now, but one never knows when another cold and hungry kitty might show up at our door.
I started with a large plastic tote. I marked where the entrance door should be and Joe cut it out. Daughter Deanne brought me over a styrofoam cooler to use inside the tote for insulation. Joe cut a matching door in the cooler, and I placed it inside the tote. I stuffed insulation in the space between the cooler and the tote, and then placed the cover on the tote to seal it closed. (The tote was used upside down.)
Dwarf Helen helped me to cover the whole house with a weatherproof air conditioner cover. We used plenty of black Duck Tape to make sure everything stayed put and could not come apart. Then she cut a flap in the cover over the kitty door, and I put one of Pogo's little blankets inside. It may not be the most beautiful little house, but it should definitely be warm. Joe says he will make a platform for the house to sit on so that it's bottom will be up off the wet ground.
Gosh, I'm looking at these photos of the kitty house, and it sure does look funny. It really did look pretty good before we attempted to make the plastic cover fit over the outside, but the bottom line is that it is warm and weather proof, and is now out on the front porch.
Last night, I took a break from working on the afghans, and started another scarf. I'm not sure who they are for but they are a nice break from working on the bigger projects. I'll probably just fill up a bag with them, and then give them out to people who need them.
Well, that's my news for this morning. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.