April 22, 2015
Good morning. The sun is shining and it's nice outside but I think by the end of the day the clouds and rain may be back. That's okay. I'll enjoy the sunshine while we have it. I've just put the mail out, taken all the plants outside to my doorstep, and opened the front door so that Pogo can keep an eye on all that happens outside.
Yesterday, the doctor did call back to say that he had phoned a prescription over to the pharmacy for me. My daughter Deanne came by to go to the bank for me so that I could pay some bills, and later dwarf Mike took Joe to pick up my new prescription.
Last evening, I picked up my crocheting and put a few more rows on the jade shawl. I think four or five more rows will finish it off. I had already taken one dose of medicine, and I really hope this does the trick. I did not have to use the oxygen at all these past two nights. That alone makes me feel better.
When I put the plants out this morning, I noticed a few more blooms in the little gardens by the house. I'll have to take my phone out after I finish this post and take a few photos. Seeing the flowers blooming raises my spirits and makes my eyes real happy.
Every day, a few of our little birdies come by for food, but they don't stay very long. Yesterday, I made up the peanut butter rolls and Joe put them into the treat frames. I'm hoping that this will lure more of the birds back. I really miss having them outside my window all day long.
Today I have a few photos that I took through the kitchen window of one of our squirrels getting ready to feast on some bird food. They may be pesky, but they need food too. Maybe later I'll go out with another bowl of peanuts to scatter around. The birds and critters just love these.
How about a little bit of "word play" before I end this post? There are so many illuminating facts in my little "Ultimate Book of Useless Information. Gosh, don't you just love these big words? haha.
Did you know that the word "Gambrinous" means "being full of beer" or that Transurphobia" is the fear of haircuts? Here's one you probably don't really want to know - "Pasta Vermicelli" means "little worms."
The letter "w" is the only letter in the alphabet that does not have just one syllable. It has three. The highest scoring three letter word in Scrabble is "zax", which is a tool for cutting and trimming roof slates.
Did you know that left handed people cannot write Mandarin Chinese? "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". The shortest French word with all five vowels is "Oiseau", meaning bird. Here's one you might not know - a "Vexillologist" studies flags.
Well, now that I've fortified our minds a bit, I think I'll make myself a fresh cup of coffee and get caught up on some blog reading. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.