September 4, 2016
Good morning. My goodness, did you know that yesterday was our Flag's birthday? September 3, 1777 was the first date that our beautiful flag was flown. I borrowed this image from the web. Let's all wish a Happy Birthday to our flag. May she always wave freely.
Friday afternoon, while Cliff was painting, I took my camera outside to get some photos. This is Cliff, and the more he paints we find more areas that need new paint. Ah, this is not going to be the small job that we had originally thought it might be.
I also took photos of the wisteria blossoms. So far, there's only a couple of blossoms, but now that it has started to bloom, maybe next year will bring more blossoms.
During all this time that I was outside, Pogo was on the porch keeping a watchful eye on everything. Here's a photo of him peeking out from behind the railing posts.
My poor little guy was up sick all Friday night and early Saturday morning. He wasn't eating anything, but he kept throwing up. I wish he could talk so he could tell me what is hurting and why he is sick. I kept him comfortable with lots of clean blankets all through the night. Obviously, we did not get much sleep. Finally around 5 a.m., he fell asleep and I did too.
Yesterday, I had a few loads of laundry to do. Blankets, towels, etc. No biggee. This is one reason why we have so many towels and blankets. They are all washable, so we never run out. It's important that my Pogo knows it is okay to be sick or have accidents and get hugs instead of hurts. What's a little soap and water and elbow grease compared to your little one's happiness?
Today, Pogo is feeling back to normal. Feisty, bouncy and full of personality. Of course, he's still a super picky eater, but I am constantly working on that. This morning we tried one of Rachael Ray's Nutrish dinners. Can you guess the outcome? Yup, he wouldn't even look at it, let alone taste it.
Another thing that I've been busy with is the mess I created on Friday trying to find an important piece of paper that I've misplaced. I thought I put it away with the paid bills, but it wasn't there. Needless to say, I tore into just about everything. Every once in a while, I would take a short break and then look through all the same things again. (in case I overlooked it) Still nothing.
I kept searching right up until Pogo started getting sick. Yesterday, I had piles and piles of stuff everywhere that I had to go through before putting things back where they came from. The one good thing that came out of all this was the three big shopping bags full of trash. (recycle, plus one big bag for the shredder) Yesterday morning after I got one of the loads of laundry started, I decided to go through everything one more time.
I started first with the pile of paid bills. This time I looked at each and every piece of paper and scrap that was in this pile. Well I'll be darned!! There's the paper I'm looking for. Just sitting there smack in the middle of the paid bills, looking ever so innocent at me. If it wasn't such an important piece of paper, I'd have done a happy dance all over it. Sad to say, I'll be busy for a few days cleaning up the mess that I made while looking for this thing.
In between loads of laundry, I went out to the kitchen in the main house to water all my houseplants. I keep a small plastic bottle full of water on the window sill near the plants. I use this to water the plants, refill it and place it back on the windowsill. Once the bottle was re-filled with water, I could not find the cap for it. I looked everywhere, and finally dwarf Helen noticed it. Don't laugh yet. The cap was already on the bottle. I just didn't realize that I had already put it back on. Aye yai yai!!
The history of this phrase is interesting. Look it up on Google and see for yourself. I wish we'd had something like Google back in my school and college years. Studying might have been easier. We had to do it the old fashioned way. Read lots of books till we found the answers we were looking for. Ah, but it was good for our minds.
Well, now that I've chewed your ear off, I think I'll make myself a fresh cup of coffee and take Pogo out to sit on the porch for a while. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.