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Monday, March 31, 2014

Yikes! It's Slushing!

March 31, 2014

Good morning, and I'm so glad March is finally over!   It is certainly going out in grand style this year.  It seems like it has been raining forever.  It rained again all day yesterday, and while it was pouring rain all through the night, it was also snowing.  This morning everything was coated with a layer of white slush.  Yuk!!  To make matters worse, it is still raining!


Last night after the Mrs was tucked in for the night, I worked on my new crochet project again.  As much as I tried, that lacy portion of the pattern finally proved to be too confusing for me so I ripped it all out and made an adjustment that works out better for me. 



Sad to say, I just don't have the patience for a pattern that takes me two hours to put on one row.  It would not have been so bad, but I could not understand how to even start the second row of that lacy portion.  This new pattern will work up faster and be just as pretty.

This morning, Kyra sent me some new links for craft blogs that offer patterns.  My favorite link was the Red Heart link.  I use that brand of yarn a lot, and they offer some wonderful patterns.  I'm sure Kyra won't mind if I share that link with you.  http://www.redheart.com.   Enjoy!!

I guess the one good thing about all this rain is that it is a great time to be crocheting.  And the weight of the yarn on my lap keeps me warm.  It's a win win project.  And it's fun.  And I already have my next project picked out.  Oops, I'm getting ahead of myself!

Sometime this week, I'm hoping to get over to Sears and buy myself a treadmill.  Just a small one that folds up when I'm not using it.  It's probably the only way I'm going to be able to get some decent exercise, and I can stop whenever I need to. 

Well, that's all my tidbits for this morning.  Till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and dry and have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gosh, I Hope We Won't Be Needing A Canoe

March 30, 2014

It's 5:10 a.m. and it is still quite black outside.  It rained lightly all day yesterday, then poured all night long.  It is still pouring rain.  Good thing I brought my umbrella in with me last night because I'm going to need it when I leave here this morning. 

This rain is supposed to last all day and night again, leaving us with a few inches of water.  I am so hoping that it lightens up again today because I really don't want another flood in my basement at home.

p.s.  I'm watching the Weather Channel and the forecaster just said we are having light rain.  I think he should stop putting funny juice in his coffee, because if this is light rain then I hope never to experience heavy rain.  My house would be floating down the main road through town.

Friday afternoon, I picked up some new yarn at Walmart for my next crochet project, and a new pattern book.  I should have read the book before I bought the yarn because this morning I have to go back and pick up a couple more skeins of each color.

This new project will be an afghan, and is quite heavy.  The colors are Rose Parfait and Pink Camo.  I started it yesterday afternoon, and last night after the Mrs went to bed I was able to get through the first nine rows.  Rows 9-11 are very tricky and require constant counting, ripping out and re-doing.  It took me almost two hours to do row 9. (Camo Rose)  That's mostly because the pattern is a bit tricky to understand.  Here's a photo of how much is done so far, and a close up to show the pattern.



The Pink Camo yarn is really quite pretty, and I'd like to make another project with it at a later date.  Hmmm, I'll have to think about what to make with it.  As for my other two project, the multi colored crochet project is now about the size of a twin afghan and just needs an edging put on all around it to finish it off.  The pink thing knitting project is about three quarters done.  It is very tedious to work on so I'll work on it in between my other projects.

A nearby local craft store, Michaels, has just started carrying yarn, and they are having a big sale this week, so guess where I'm going this week?  They have a couple of nice coupons in the paper this weekend and I think I'll use them to pick up yarn for a couple more projects.  At least, that's what I'm hoping.  It all depends on what yarns they are carrying.

Now I'm going to Google Walmart to see how early they open this morning.  Then it will be time to check on the Mrs again before packing up my things to get ready to go home.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay dry and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Warmer Temps (And Rain) Coming Our Way

March 28, 2014

Good morning.  It's a bit on the cloudy side today.  We are expecting rain later today and tonight, with heavier rain tomorrow.  The good part is that the temperature is supposed to be around 50F.  Another good thing is that March is almost over.  Surely, April will bring warmer temps and flowers.

With yesterday's rant behind me, I will be busy over the next few months checking out other prescription plans so that I will be ready to change when Fall gets here.  That's when we are allowed to apply for a new company.

Yesterday turned out to be a lovely day.  Still a bit cool, but quite nice.  Later in the afternoon, I took Joe food shopping, and while we out we stopped to check out a local craft store that was closing and liquidating all of its merchandise.  Unfortunately, they had very few yarns left.  I thought maybe I would pick up a couple of frames, but they were still quite expensive. 

We used to have a nice variety of fabric and yarn shops to shop at, but over the years they are all disappearing.  My project for today is to go online and find where the nearest ones are located now.  Walmart used to have a nice craft department with lots of beautiful fabrics and tons of yarns to choose from.  However, most of these stores (locally) have downsized their craft departments to nil or very little.  In fairness though, the Walmart nearest to me has recently enlarged their craft department and brought in more fabrics and yarn, so I will have to check this out.

Today I have a few bird photos that I had taken in Florida.  It was quite windy the day I took these photos.




This morning I am watching a different shopping channel, ShopHQ.   They have been showing some really pretty new Spring fashions.  Unfortunately for me, they are made with stretch knit, which tends to emphasize any bumps and lumps that one might have.  They do however, have some very pretty new Spring tops.  They are also showing some really nice looking handbags in wonderful colors.

I think that's enough of my babbling.  It's time to get dressed and find some mischief to get into.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I'm Ranting Again Today!!

March 27, 2014

Good morning on this bright sunny day here in my little part of New England.  It is so good to see the sun knowing that we are supposed to have a whole week of temps in 40'sF to 50.  I am oh so ready for some warmer weather.  We ALL are.  Now if only we could straighten out the rain patterns to go where the rain is needed most.

This morning I was going to attempt to post a video  that I took in Florida.  However, after two tries, it still won't upload.  I've tried this before and didn't have any luck then either.  If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. 

Are many of you, my readers, age 65 or older and subject to the medical care provisions for us old folks?  Such as which medications you are allowed to have, and which ones you can no longer have.  It seems that the government and the insurance companies are now smarter than your doctor, and they decide which medications you may or may not have.

A year and a half ago, the insurance companies decided that my breathing meds should be changed.  They did, and for a year I got continually worse until I was not breathing very well at all.  I finally had to ask my doctor to get my med changed back to what it used to be.    I should not have had to fight for my meds!  I might be old, but I still have the right to breathe.

This year, the government has decided that one of my meds is "risky" and therefore has decided to let the insurance company decided whether or not I should have it.  The decision was "no, you cannot have it."   My doctor filed the appropriate appeal, but the insurance company has decided to deny me the medication anyway.  How can this be right?

Am I angry?  Yes I am!  The government needs to get the hell out of my church, my doctor's office, and anything else that is personal to me.  The insurance companies need to step back and let my doctor do the prescribing of meds for me.  He knows better!!   Folks if you are over 64 and thinking of switching to Walmart/Humana Prescription Plan, look around for something else.  These folks think they are smarter than God and your doctor.

This wonderful president of ours and his almighty wonderful medical plans has turned us folks over 64 into throwaways.   I'm not even going to elaborate on this because I will be ranting for days.

Let me post a few photos from the web that friends have sent to me.  These adorable pictures show love and caring, something that the government and the insurance companies have forgotten about.  I don't know who took these photos, but they are wonderful.





Now I think I'll make a fresh cup of coffee and see about changing my mood back to nice again.  I like me better when I am not so crabby.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be warm and have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Wind Is Huffing And Puffing, Trying To Blow The House Down

March 26, 2014

Good morning.  Brrr, it's nippy this morning.  The wind has been howling since around 3 a.m., and a light snow started falling a couple of hours ago.  The snow should stop later this morning, but we have a high wind alert till about 8 p.m. tonight. 

Well, yesterday I managed to get through the enormous stack of magazines and junk mail that was waiting for me when I got back from vacation.  The bulk of it landed in the paper recycle bin, a few magazines and catalogues went out into the house for the dwarfs, and I kept a few for myself.

I left the bill paying for this morning, and soon I will put this stack of envelopes out in the mailbox to be picked up by the postlady.  That leaves me with household chores to do today.  Oh dear, I will have to look around to see if maybe there isn't something more fun for me to do today. 

I haven't spent much time on my knitting and crochet projects since I've been back.  So maybe I will work on those a bit today.  It would be nice to actually get them finished before the year is ended.  Don't laugh!  Sometimes I go gung ho when I start a project, but then it takes me forever to actually finish the project.  I seem to run out of excitement before I get to the end of it. 

My poor little Pogo has been rather busy since the wind started howling.  This is an old house, and every time the wind blows something in the house creaks.  Of course, every creak has Pogo running here and there, barking at something that he never seems to find.  Talk about frustrating!

This morning I have pictures (more sent to me by my friends) of some of the cutest fur babies who are also worn out from playing and running around.  Except for the ones in the last picture.  They are all worn out from dreaming.  Aren't these just darling?





Well that's my news for this morning.  I have some blog reading to catch up on while I finish my morning coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Nor'easter Headed Our Way

March 25, 2014

Good morning.  Goodness, did I have a nice sleep!  For some reason, last night sleep just would not come, and I did a bit of tossing and turning.  Finally around 3 a.m., I got the bottle of Melatonin, took one and went back to bed.  And slept.  I'd have kept on sleeping a bit longer but Pogo was wanting his breakfast. 

My little Pogo must have picked up a little cold, or maybe the cold weather just isn't agreeing with him because his appetite is off lately.  Last night, I made him hamburger and rice.  After one sniff, he walked away from it.  Other than a sketchy appetite, he is still quite perky and enjoys barking at most anything he thinks might have moved or made a sound.

I guess today I'll pay some bills, and weed my way through the huge stack of  catalogues and magazines that came in the mail while I was away.  I've been avoiding that large stack of magazines, pamphlets and junk mail, but I think it's finally time to do away with it.

Our winter storm watch starts later today for this evening and tomorrow.  The snow that has moved into Washington D.C, and New York is working its way here and should arrived by this evening.  Tomorrow is supposed to be snowy and windy with hazardous travel.  The wind is supposed to have gusts up to about 50 miles per hour causing blizzard conditions. 

While the eastern half of the country is dealing with this latest bout of cold wintry weather, the north western part of our country is battling mudslides and too much rain.  A lot of people have died, and there are more than a hundred people missing, but the continuing rain is making it very difficult for rescuers to find and save these people. 

It doesn't look as though Spring has made a very good first impression so far this year.  We keep saying "I hope this is the last Winter storm of the season" but so far hope isn't working.  I was going to be trimming back my butterfly bushes this week, but now I'll hold off for another week or two. 

Meanwhile, I have some more photos to share with you.  This first one is a tree that I saw in Florida.  I was so impressed with the shape of it.


Next is a shot of my Desert Rose plant.  This poor thing has tried so hard to die gracefully, while I keep trying to nurse it back to health.  Now it has some new shoots on it, so there is hope that it may bloom again too.


And lastly here's a shot of the beautiful sunflower that one of dwarf Helen's customers (at work) gave to her for her birthday recently.  Isn't this just gorgeous?


Now it's time to get dressed, pay the bills, and attack that stack of magazines and junk mail.  Oh joy, oh joy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Brrrr, It's Too Cold For Spring!

March 24, 2014

Good morning.  The sun is shining big and bright, but the air is cold, cold, cold.  It was only 16F degrees when I left work this morning.  This is not my idea of Spring!  It is only 18 degrees now.  We have a storm warning for Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.  

We are supposed to have snow showers tomorrow, and maybe more throughout the night and Wednesday?  Who knows!  I'll wait to see what the weatherman has to say tonight and tomorrow morning.  Unless it warms up a bit, I will just hibernate this week.  This coming weekend is supposed to be warmer, but with a bit of rain.  Go figure! 

I went outside this morning before daylight to get a photo of the moon.  It was so bright that it was just begging to be photographed. 


I've also started to go through some of my Florida photos.  Here's a couple that I thought were quite pretty.  The first is a group of palm trees that rather intrigued me.  They look sort of royal.


This next is a photo of the clouds that came in right after I took the photo of the palm trees.  These clouds look like they really mean business!


Well, I've made breakfast for Pogo and myself, finished my coffee, and caught up on some of my blog reading.  Now I think I'll put on my jammies and crawl under my cozy flannel blanket and maybe catch a few winks.   I have a lot of dusting to catch up on but it will just have to wait a bit longer.  My dust bunnies are in no hurry to leave anytime soon.

That's my news for this morning.  Pogo is already curled up in his little bed, so it's time for me to get moving.  Till  tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Is The Sun Looking Bigger To You?

March 23, 2014

Good morning.  I'm still at work, and the sun isn't up, but oh my was it ever gorgeous last night as it was setting down behind the trees.  Have you noticed how, over the past year or so, the sun appears to be much bigger than it was before?  Since the weather has started changing so dramatically, the sun also seems to have changed a bit.  It seems so much larger now. 

Of course, this might just be my eyes getting older and seeing things differently, but somehow I don't think so.  On my way to work last night, I pulled over to the side of the road to take a photo of the sun slipping down behind the trees on the other side of the high school football field.  It was a huge round ball of glorious orange yellow, and once it started to set it quickly slid out of sight.  Here's what it looked like just before it disappeared from view.


Yesterday wasn't a  really special day because I can't seem to remember what I did all day.  But then, what else is new?  I don't remember lots of things lately.  As long as I remember the important things, it doesn't really matter. 

When I arrived at work last night, I noticed lots of Snowdrops and some purple Crocus in bloom.  I took photos of these happy little blossoms to share with you.  Aren't they beautiful? 



Next thing you know, the hyacinth and daffodils will be popping up through the cold ground.  Yep, Spring is really trying to take over here.  Maybe after the next cold spell, the temps will warm up and stay with us. 

It's time for me to check on the Mrs again, and then I will be packing up my things and heading on home.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Such Good News Today!

March 21, 2014

Good morning.  Today is sunny and is supposed to be a nice warm day.  The temps forecasted are 43F for today, 54 for tomorrow and 45 for Sunday.  Monday we'll be back to wintry cold temps.  Soon though, Winter will have to give in and go away.

Do I have good news?  Oh my, yes.  My youngest grandson, Kevin, made the Varsity Baseball Team for his high school.  (Kevin is Jasmine's brother)  Kevin, I love you and I'm so very proud of you.  The other piece of good news is that Joe has won a paid day off from work.  His boss has a "count the jelly beans in the jar" contest every year and the winner gets a paid day off.  Congratulations Joe.

All this good news is such a great way to start Spring.  Sometime today or tomorrow I will take a walk around the yard to look for any new green sprouts.  Last year, we planted some new bulbs, so I can't wait to see what comes up this year.  I also want to go plant shopping soon to get an idea of what is available for Spring planting. 

I had high hopes of what I would accomplish yesterday, but alas I did not do much of anything on my list.  I'm not really sure what I did do all day, but I was busy.  Well, I did wash a few dishes.  Today I will at least do some food shopping, and maybe a load of laundry. 

Last night, I watched my favorite program, Project Runway, and was so sad to see my favorite designer eliminated.  I do think that there was a bit of unfair politics involved in the judging, and I hope that they bring her back on a future show. 

Today's photos are some of the "feel good" images that my friends find on the web and send to me via email.  The topic here is love and friendship, and should put a big smile on your face.





That's it for my babbling.  I think I'll put that load of laundry in the washing machine right now before I find an excuse not to do it today.  I am so good at procrastinating!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

International Happy Day & WELCOME SPRING!

March 20, 2014

Good morning and Welcome Spring!  Old Man Winter has not let go of his control over our weather, but Spring in finally here.  With it comes the promise of warmth, green leaves on the trees and colorful blossoms in our gardens.  Yes, yes, yes!  I am so ready for Spring.

Today is also International Happy Day.  So be happy.  Smile a lot at everyone you see.  Smiles can be super infectious.  Try smiling at a stranger and most likely that stranger will smile back at you. 

Yesterday morning as I was leaving work, I noticed how big and beautiful the moon was peeking out from behind the trees.  Of course, I stopped for a moment to take a few photos.


After feeding Pogo and having my morning coffee, I settled in for a short nap before my doctor appointment.  After I got home from my appointment, my "selfie mailer" boxes arrived.  Oh boy, oh boy, I love getting packages in the mail even if I packed and mailed them myself!

My new doll and a few things that I bought while on vacation were in these boxes.  I can't wait to give Sassy (Dee Dee's little dog) the fabric "sleeper dog house" that Pogo and I got for her.  Now she can have her own special place to get away from the cats.  Enjoy it Sassy!!

In the afternoon, DIL Janet came by, and we settled in to catch up on the last two weeks of our favorite program "Project Runway".  Thank goodness for DVR's.  We don't have to miss out on our favorite programs when we can't be home to watch them.   Once the program ends, I will put all the episodes on DVD and send them on to Audrey to enjoy. 

Today I want to re-arrange the dolls in the display case on the wall to make room for my new doll.  I'll take photos when I'm done.  I also have a load of laundry waiting to be washed.  Did I mention that the dust bunnies have taken over more space?  I think I'll have to remove a few of them today too.

Before I get started on today's chores, I have a couple of my yard birdies to share.  This first little fellow is looking in my window to let me know that the feeder is getting low on food.



Now it's time to get started on a few things around here.  Before you know it, it will be evening and time to settle down to watch this week's episode of my favorite TV program.  So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One More Day Till Spring!!

March 19, 2014

Good morning.  It's only 5:15 a.m. so it is still quite dark outside.  Only a couple more hours and I'll be heading home.  The Mrs behaved quite well last night so it has been a pretty good shift. 

Later this morning I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor.  It's just a regular check up to see how I'm doing and to have my scripts renewed.  As long as I am coping, I am okay with that.   Then, later in the afternoon, DIL Janet will be by after work for dinner and a nice visit. 

While I was away, my favorite program, Project Runway, was taping on my DVR so tonight Janet and I will be able to get caught up with the last two episodes.  I tried watching it on my little laptop while I was in Florida, but with the awful internet connection I did not have much luck.

Yesterday, I took photos of my plants that we have on the plant table in the kitchen (at home).  Dwarf Helen brought home a beautiful plant of tiny daffodils, and my Christmas Cactus is full of blooms and buds.  I had re-potted the cactus and my peace lily to see if they would grow better, and they seem to be doing quite well in their new pots.

I did notice one strange thing on my Christmas Cactus.  One of the sections has double blossoms on it.  I don't think I've ever noticed anything like that before. 


 

I love having flowering plants in bloom in the house because it brightens up the whole room, and has a definite positive effect on the people in the room.  They are so cheerful to look at.  Within the next week or two I'm hoping to plant some of my new flower seeds in the new planters that I bought over the winter.  Along with a lot of wildflowers, I am going to try to grow some poppies again.

Sometime today, my "selfie mailer boxes" will arrive from Florida.  I'll be so glad to see them because I tucked a few of my clothes in the box with my new doll to protect her from getting damaged during shipping. (Instead of thousands of plastic popcorns)   It will nice to have my clothes back, especially my jeans.

It's time to be checking on the Mrs again.  So, till Spring, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's Back To Work Time (Groan, Groan)

March 18, 2014

Good morning.  Boy oh boy did I ever sleep good last night!  I did not want to get up this morning but Pogo insisted.  The sun is shining this morning, and the temperature is supposed to get up to the mid 30's today.  The rest of the week should be in the mid 40's with a day in the mid 50's.  Gosh, I hope this upward trend is here to stay.

Today I have another delivery of  fuel oil coming.  The furnace seems to be drinking it right up as if it were soda.  Yesterday the weatherman was saying how wicked high the cost of heating a home this winter was in the mid-west part of the country.  He mentioned an average figure of around $2600.  If only that was all my bill came to.  The cost of heating fuel and electricity is disgusting.  I imagine the folks using natural gas are finding their costs are wicked high this winter too.

Just recently, I saw on TV that the president promised a billion dollars in aid to some country.  I wonder how many of us folks in this country could have afforded more heating fuel if that billion dollars had been spent on us.  There's something wrong with this picture.

Last night I did not spend time cropping photos to post.  Instead I got caught up on reading some of my favorite blogs.  I really missed this when I was in Florida.  So today I will post some of the cute pictures that friends send to me.  These are all from the web, and I hope they put a smile on your face.






Well, now I have a few dishes in the sink waiting to be washed.  I also have to go to Town Hall to pay a bill, but first I must wait for the fuel oil delivery to get here.  Tonight is a work night for me (my friend at work who has been filling in for me needs a night off) so I'm hoping to catch a nap this afternoon.  That's my news for today, so till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 17, 2014

It's Good To Be Home

March 17, 2014

Good afternoon, and Happy St. Patrick's Day.  We had a very good flight home yesterday, with only a few spots of turbulence which the pilot quickly took care of by flying higher.  Deanne and Eddie picked us up at the airport, and oh boy!  Pogo was so happy to see his auntie Dee Dee.  I think next to me she is his favorite person.  He gets so excited, and can't get into her arms fast enough!

It was cold back here in New England, but the sun was shining brightly.  That makes up for the cold temps.  Sort of.  It felt soooooo good to get back to my own internet, and to not have to sleep on that lumpy sofa again. 

Before we left Florida I explained to the office manager how I could not climb the stairs to the bedrooms anymore and had to sleep on an extremely uncomfortable sofa.  I told here that when I go back next year, they need to fix that problem.  She said that I should call her next year just before I leave to go there, and she would make sure that new cushions would be put on our sofa.

When we got home, Pogo and I got a very nice welcome from all the dwarfs. I miss the gorgeous weather in Florida, but it felt good to be home again.  Before leaving us, Deanne took my doctor's phone number, and this morning she called and made an appointment for the doctor to see me today about my swollen feet.  This afternoon, I'll pick up my new prescriptions that were called in to the pharmacy.  One of them is for the fluid build-up, and the other is for lowering my cholesterol.

Now that I am home, I will go through all the photos that we all took while in Florida, and pick out the best ones to share here.  I have all the girls' permission to share their photos too.  Today, I have a couple more photos of the flowers by my unit (in Florida), and a pretty shot of a cluster of palm trees near the manager's office.




I also have another photo of my crochet project, "the colorful thing", to show how big it is.  Actually, it is even bigger now that I have put quite a few more rows on it since the photo was taken.   I'm thinking that it will make a nice twin bed size coverlet when it is finished.


Now I think I'll have me another cup of coffee and try to catch up a bit on my blog reading.  I really missed my morning ritual of reading my favorite blogs while enjoying my morning coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

We Don't Want To Leave!

March 15, 2014

Our last day here is simply gorgeous.  Warm and sunny with a gentle breeze continually wafting by.   It is simply perfection.   I have tried stuffing the weather here in my suitcase to bring it North with me, but it does not want to leave.  Ah well, I can't really blame it.  It is just lovely here.

The internet is still giving me all sorts of problems, so I will just post some photos of the beautiful flora here.  Some gorgeous hibiscus and an unknown (to me) plant.





Our suitcases are all packed except for last minute items, and we are just lounging about enjoying this last day here.   My "colorful thing" has grown almost large enough to fit on a twin size bed.  I'm just hoping it will fit into my suitcase. 

Enough of my babble.  I'm going to publish this post while I still can.  So, till Monday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Only One More Day To Enjoy The Florida Sunshine

March 14, 2014

Good evening.  It's 8:18 p.m. and I'm finally able to get on my blog.  As slow as my laptop at home can be sometimes, I don't think I'll complain about it again.  Yesterday, we had a great lazy day working on our crochet projects and taking photos. 

Janet had brought along a couple of new nail polishes, and used one of them to "prettify" her nails.



Yesterday was also laundry day, and I found this cute little fellow sunning by the laundry.  He actually sat there long enough for me to take a few photos.


Later, when the sun started to go down, we came inside to watch some television and do more chrocheting.  Here's a nice photo of Pogo sitting on Janet's lap, and another of him snuggling with Janet.



I did take a photo of my "colorful thing", but I'll save that photo for another day.  I'm feeling pretty lucky to be able to post what I already have here.  Today we went to the UPS store to mail my "selfie" mailer boxes home.  I bought a few things while I've been here, so I had to send two boxes home.

Then we stopped by another flea market.  This time I was able to walk around the whole thing before these old legs gave out.  It was really nice.  I found me another pair of my favorite leather flip flops, and of course I just had to buy them.

When we got home, we took more photos of the beautiful flowers around here, and then it was time to give Pogo a bath.  This is not his favorite fun thing, but he puts up with it for me.  (I guess)   Now I'm going to curl up on the sofa with my crochet project and watch some TV.  We have one more day to enjoy this fabulous weather, and I think we will spend it lazing about, soaking up the warm sunshine.  So, till tomorrw (if the internet behaves), Y'all have a fabulous evening. 

Hugs, Edna B.