October 2, 2015
Good morning from soggy New England. Yesterday's rain took a nice break from mid morning till just after 5 p.m, then it started up again. It rained on and off all throughout the night and stopped before daybreak. It's windy, but not too much, and the rain will start up again in a few hours.
It looks like the hurricane is going to head back out to sea, but not before causing a lot of damage and grief from the high winds and lots and lots of rain. The southeastern coastline is getting hit the hardest. I worry for my family and friends who live there. Three of my children live in the Southern states. And you know us moms. We never stop worrying about our babies.
I have to share this photo with you. I was trying to take some new photos of Pogo the other day, and he just wasn't in the mood to cooperate. This is what most of my photos looked like. Even when he's fuzzy, he's handsome!
Well, let me tell you, yesterday was quite a day!! I got ready to start working on a "stuff" pile, and my eyes wandered to the shelves inside my coffee table. I'll have to take a photo of this table to show you what it looks like. But for now -- I decided instead to clean off all the stuff on these shelves.
So, I started and as usual I kept getting side-tracked. Everything I picked up either required my reading it or playing with it. Next thing you know, I had new piles everywhere. On the sofa, on top of my laptop, on the rest of the tabletop and on the floor around my feet. I must say, I was having some fun.
All of a sudden it was 4:30, and Joe was home from work. This meant that I had to stop what I was doing and let Pogo go out into the main part of the house so that he could get his turkey treat from Joe.
Next, Joe and I went to food shopping at Market Basket, and I was able to stock up on meats and lunch meats. We got home and before I could even start to put away any of my groceries, I almost stepped on a "no-no" on my kitchen floor. Pogo did not even greet me at the door. So where was he? He was sitting on my lounge chair (which he normally can't climb up on) on top of my lap blanket and looking very woe-be-gone.
Thank goodness I'm smart enough to put lots of scatter rugs down on the carpet, aloing with a couple of large fuzzy blankets for any "just in case" happenings. Well, he managed to decorate the kitchen floor, every scatter rug, my lap blanket and both fuzzy blankets.
I rolled everything up into a blanket to wash, and went to pick him up so that he wouldn;t be scared. I don't scold or hit him, so the being scared part must come from his other life. Well, surprise surprise! He had this mess stuck all over himself too. Oh no! I took him into the bathroom and got him all cleaned up. After wrapping Pogo up in a big thick towel, I sat on my lounge chair to dry him off.
Again - Oh no!! The seat and one arm on my chair were also decorated. I took Pogo out to Joe and asked if would hold Pogo for a while so that I could clean up my chair. Just as I was finishing up this task, I looked over at my crochet project bag that was next to the chair and thought I was going to have to cry. Yup Yup!! That was decorated too.
By the time I finally got everything cleaned up, the laundry going and the groceries put away, it was 8 o'clock. Needless to say, we had a very late supper. Then I had to pick up all the new little piles that I had made before going shopping, and find a place for everything so that Pogo could get up on the sofa and I could settle down to watch my favorite TV program that was coming on at 9 p.m. I barely made it.
Today I'm not going to pick a chore to do. I'm just going to do whatever pops up. Aside from going out for a little while to pick up my meds, it's going to be an easy restful day. I hope.
My daughter Deanne changed her profile photo on Facebook to an old photo of me and her dad. I was twenty one in this photo, and her dad was quite the handsome young man. (I remarried in later years.)
So, I thought I would post another old photo. Only this photo is of Deanne dancing with her dad some twenty odd years later. She's beautiful and he is still quite handsome.
It's almost 9 a.m. now so I think I'll get dressed and go pick up my meds. Then the rest of the day is mine. First let me post today's QP freebie. This is the last one in the celebration series. Enjoy!
And here is your download link:
Folks, if you're in the areas that are getting heavy wind and rain and flash flooding, take care and be safe. Please don't forget your pets. So till Sunday, Y'all have a fabulous weekend.
Hugs, Edna B