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Monday, April 24, 2017

April Is Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Month

April 24, 2017

Good morning.  It really is lovely here.  Temps are already in the low 60's and the sun is shining.  There is a slight breeze causing my flag to dance slowly against a backdrop of a blue sky and the new green leaves on the trees. 

I just took Pogo outside for a short walk.  While he was busy sniffing everything, I noticed that my lilac bush is full of buds, and there are new leaves on my rose bushes.  A lot of the plants coming up will not get to bloom because the tops of all their stems were frozen during the constant mix of cold and warm temps these past couple of months.

Aha!  But a few plants are blossoming.  Several days ago a couple of jonquils blossomed, and today two orange tulips opened up.  So all is not lost.  I guess this is the trade off we make when we wish for warm temps during the winter months.  Here is one of the white hyacinths showing off it's new blossoms.


Folks, this is Prevention of Cruelty To Animals month.  Please do your part and report any cruelty or abuse to animals that you may see or know of to the proper authorities.  Our animals do so much for us, and ask for so little in return.  No one has the right to hurt them.  Also, if you are looking for a new companion, please visit your local shelters.  Adopt, adopt, adopt, don't buy.

Remember those cute little solar figurines that wave when the sunshine hits them?  Well, I seem to be acquiring a rather nice collection of them.  A few days ago, Kevin and Janicee came by with a few more of them to add to my collection.  I keep them on the railing on my porch.  Here's a photo that I took through the screen door.

 
I doubt if I'll be planting any new seeds this year.  It is a little late to be starting them.  I haven't even planted my new Chia plant yet.  Hmmm, maybe I'll do that this week.  It looks like the nights won't be dropping below 40 degrees now so I can keep my plants out on the porch. 

Saturday night, I ripped out about nine rows of wrong stitches from the blue afghan.  Yesterday and last night, I put them all back on, plus a few more rows.  This doesn't put me in the mood to make another afghan any time soon.

Yesterday I went out and started my car.  Today I'll also go out and start it.  I'm hoping to be driving it really soon.  Maybe one day this week?  That would really be nice.  I need to get back to doing my own shopping and errands.  And, Pogo would love to go for a ride in the car.  It's been such a long time since his last car ride.

My friend Beth just lost her brother to cancer.  Your prayers will be much appreciated while Beth and her family grieve their loss.  Folks, hug your family and friends and let them know you love them.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed.  It's a gift.

Well, that's about all my news for today.  So, on that note I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

There's Beauty In Raindrops

April 23, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining and temps are already in the low 50's.  They should reach the low to mid 60's later this afternoon.  During the night, temps dropped to around 37F degrees, so of course I brought all my plants indoors.  They are back outside now, enjoying the fresh air. 

The other day, when it stopped raining, I took a few photos of my pansies, all covered with raindrops.  I love photos of raindrops.






The last couple of days I've been working on the blue afghan.  Sad to say, last night I realized that I now have to take out all the rows that I just put on it.  I've been doing the wrong stitch!!  Oy vey!!!

This morning I've been watching videos (on TV) of the wild fires that are burning in Florida.  They seem to be all through the state from top to bottom. Gosh, I hope it rains there soon to help put out all the fires.  So many homes have already been lost, and I imagine a lot of wildlife too. 

Yesterday afternoon, I started my car and let it run for a few minutes.  I'll do it again in a little while.  I've had my car for almost four years, so I'm thinking that the battery is just getting old and tired, and needs to be replaced.  The first chance I get to drive my car, I'll go shopping for a new battery.

Now I think I'll wash a few dishes and find some other mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 21, 2017

April Showers For The Flowers

April 21, 2017

Good morning.  Tis a bit gray outside because Mother Nature is watering all the plants that are coming up.  It's a good day for crocheting.  I have a blue afghan that I need to work on.  It will be a Christmas gift for a dear friend   I also want to make an orange afghan.  I don't need another afghan, but I want an orange one.

When DL Janet came by a couple days ago, she brought me some beautiful purple tulips.  I took some photos to share.  Notice the white centers?  Aren't these pretty?



I also have a photo of the "Painted Desert" hat and scarf set that I had started while in the hospital. 


Last night, I finished up the Lemon Yellow set that I've been working on this past week.  It's such a bright happy color.


I think I'll pay some bills this morning.  Somehow, there is never a shortage of bills needing to be paid.  I need to start a new tax info notebook for this year too.  Maybe if I start now, I'll be ready early in the year next time.

Have you noticed that I'm not so gabby any more?  My concentration doesn't stay on any one thought long enough to get very chatty.  Hopefully, this will all change once I am back on my feet. 

On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sniff, Sniff, Sniff, Sniff

April 20, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another lovely day here in my little part of New England.  The sun is shining and there is a little breeze.  It rained last night, but that stopped before daybreak.  The plants are back outside, and Pogo and I have finished breakfast.  Well, Pogo ate, I had a cup of coffee.

Yesterday was a busy day.  Janicee came by to clean out some of my gardens.  She did an awesome job, and filled four large trash bags with dead leaves and debris. 


Pogo sat out on the porch with me and watched Janice uncover lots of new plants.  For a while, it was a bit cool, but after a while the sun warmed everything up nicely.


Once the sun came out, I took Pogo into the yard.  As usual, he got busy right away, sniffing everything in sight to make sure all was well.  Can't have any strange little critters lurking anywhere.
The sniffing took quite a while because Pogo is very thorough.






Later, DIL Janet came by with some more gorgeous tulips.  I took photos, but I'll save them for tomorrow.  I also finished up a hat and scarf set that I had started while I was in the hospital.  I'll take a photo to share tomorrow. 

All in all, yesterday was a really super day.  With all the fresh air that Pogo and I got, we slept really well last night.  We'll be spending time on the porch today too because it is supposed to rain tomorrow. 

Pogo is sitting by the door, watching for the mailman.  Yesterday, the mailman told me that there is another little doggie down the street who sits by the window waiting for him to come.  This other little doggie also loves to bark at the mailman. 

Well, I'm off now.  There are some dishes in the sink waiting to be washed.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It's Time For Some Roses


April 19, 2019

Good morning.  Today is cool, only 46F degrees at the moment, but headed for the low 50's.  But, the sun is shining and there is a nice breeze, and I've just put my plants back outside.  The petals keep falling off my parrot tulip plant.  Awwww, I wish the blossoms lasted longer.

Today I'm running a little late (slept in a bit late) and I seem to be doing things a bit slower.  Today will be a "rest a lot" day.  Even my car is slowing down.  The battery is dead.  I tried to start my car yesterday, but it just would not even sputter.  Maybe when one of the kids comes by, I'll have them jump start the battery. 

I went through my old collab kits, and found one to share.  This one is called "A Rose Is A Rose" and these are the parts that I contributed to the kit. 

 
Here are the download links:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/oxcdbaaejbhz0qq/EB_-_Spring_Roses_-_Elements.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/file/cze2f7cvrc9owmu/EV_-_Spring_Roses_-_Papers.zip

The kit is named "A Rose Is A Rose" but I had to change the name on the zip files to "Spring Roses" in order to get the links to upload correctly.  Don't ask, I don't understand this either!!

This is going to be a short post because now I have to figure out what to make for supper.  DIL Janet is supposed to be coming by later and I said I would cook tonight, rather than order "take out."

So, on that note I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Grrrrr, Woof Woof!!!

April 18, 2017

Good morning.  Today is a bit cooler, but still nice.  The sun is shining and my flag is waving in the breeze against a backdrop of new green leaves.  Here's a shot of the new leaves.  Some folks may find new leaves boring, but I think they are exciting.
 
 
Last night, I brought all my plants indoors because the temperature was going to be dropping rather low.  This morning, I've put them all back outdoors to enjoy the sun. 
 
Yesterday, I got another beautiful new plant to hang on my porch.  A big pot of purple and white pansies.  Pansies are one of my favorite flowers. 
 
 
Kevin, Janicee and their friend Anthony came by for a visit and brought the pansies with them.  Folks, one of the perks of growing older is the grandchildren.  And, mine are awesome!!  And beautiful, too!!!
 
 
 
The kids are planning on coming by tomorrow to rake all the dead leaves out of my gardens.  There's a lot of plants coming up beneath all those leaves.  This morning, a couple more daffodil blooms have opened, and there are buds on some of my tulips. 
 
I spent some time on my laptop yesterday, and hopefully I'll spend a little time on it today.  I'm beginning to enjoy playing with my new scrap kits.  This is definitely a good sign.  Now if only I could get back to driving my car and walking around a store.  Soon, hopefully, soon.
 
Now I have to watch for the mailman.  I have a couple letters to return to him.  They were tucked in with my mail.  Watching for the mailman is one of the highlights of Pogo's day.  For some reason, Pogo loves barking at the mailman.  I suppose though, that if you can't bite you have to be really good at barking ferociously in order to protect your home.  And Pogo is very good at barking ferociously!
 
On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
 
Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Weather Changes Coming Our Way

April 17, 2017

Good morning.  Wowee, what a gorgeous day yesterday was!!  Our temps were in the high 80's, and the sun was shining all day with a beautiful breeze.  After a phone call to the local police, the neighbors across the street quieted down a bit, and the rest of the day was really nice. 

After speaking with my kids by phone, Pogo and I settled in to have us a nice peaceful day.  I didn't really do much of anything, but I did get to watch a lot of good crime stories on TV.  So all in all, it was a very restful day.

I took a couple photos of the beautiful parrot tulips that daughter Deanne had brought me.  The colors are really are gorgeous.  Yellow, with green, red and orange.


 
Some doggie food that I had ordered online was delivered yesterday.  I opened one of the cans and put the new food on a plate for Pogo.  He would not have anything to do with it.  I tried again later but with the same results.  This is one of the downfalls of ordering food online.  I cannot send the rest of the cans back.  Maybe Sassy (Deanne's doggie) will eat this food.  We'll see.
 
I got a text message, along with two photos from my friend Beth.  It seems that the new chicken toy that Pogo had sent to Cisco (Beth's doggie) also arrived yesterday.  Have fun Cisco.  We hope you like chicken!!


Today temps are in the low 70's, and the sun is shining most of the time.  I'm going to enjoy the day as much as I can because tonight temps will drop 32 degrees.  The rest of the week is supposed to be much cooler (50's and high 40's) during the day, and downright cold at night (30's and 40's). 

I'm looking out my door and I'm noticing that my trees have tiny green leaves on them.  Woo Hoo!!  When the leaves sprout on the trees, you know that Spring is really here!!

In May, Jazzy will be performing in "Sister Act" with the Brockton High School Drama Club.  (Winner of Best Musical in Massachusetts, 2015).  She will be portraying Sister Mary Lazarus, and has asked me to please post the information here on my blog in case anyone is interested in donating or buying tickets to a performance.  You never know who reads this blog. 

Performances are on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m., and Sunday May 14 at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00.  So, if you are local and want to see a truly enjoyable performance by our extremely talented young men and women, treat yourself and go watch their performance of "Sister Act."

Now I'm going to head for the kitchen to see what I'll make for lunch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

April 16, 2017

Good morning, and Happy Easter to everyone.  Today we are enjoying a gorgeous sunny warm day.  After this, we have almost a week of really cool temps coming our way.  Crazy!! 

Pogo and I were planning on sitting out on the porch today, but the neighbors across the street have other plans.  They are cooking out in their front yard (????) and are planning on lots of company.  They also have their favorite music on so loud that it can be heard up and down the whole street. 

I guess Pogo and I won't be spending very much time outside today.  This is sad.  Neighbors should be able to get along.  Not so in our neighborhood.  These same neighbors work on cars and trucks in their yard till well after midnight some nights.  The motors being revved keep some of us awake.  But, no one seems to complain.  I really wonder why. 

Pogo is still refusing to eat his doggie food.  I am still insisting on feeding it to him.  Something tells me that this is going to be a long lasting battle.  I want to give him bits of people food, but it really defeats the purpose.  So I don't.  However, whenever I eat something I feel ever so guilty. 

Yesterday, daughter Deanne was going to take me grocery shopping.  I really thought I was ready to get out for a bit.  But, I was wrong.  Standing and walking around was just making me dizzy, so my trip to the store was put on hold.  Deanne and Janicee went grocery shopping for me.  Ah well, maybe next week or the week after.  Soon, I hope.


Today I'll work on the yellow scarf and hat set.  The scarf is almost done.  This lemon yellow is such a happy color.  Quite appropriate for today.  Once this set is finished, I'll have to take inventory of all the sets to see which colors I haven't done yet. 

Here's a cute image I borrowed from the web.  It sort of sums up my days.  haha. 


Now I have a bit more blog reading to catch up with.  Maybe later I'll try playing on my laptop too.  I'm trying to get some creativity going here.  Little by little it comes back but not for a very long time.  I'll keep trying though.

I hope everyone is enjoying time with their families and friends today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a Blessed Easter Sunday. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Just A Qick Post

April 14, 2017

Good afternoon.  It was 32F degrees this morning at 7:15 am.  When I got up and saw that, I went right back to bed. It's a lot warmer now, 60F degrees, so I've opened the door and put the plants back outside.

There's not much happening here, except that Joe picked up his new truck.  Oh my, what a beauty!  And it's so big!!  Here are a couple photos of him and his new truck.



Today I need to go online and order more doggie food.  The only downside of this is that you don't get to have a variety of food.  The cans are packed six, twelve or more of the same kind of food.  I'll have to look around to see if I can find any variety packs.

Daughter Deanne is on her way here, so I'll take my leave here shortly.  I'm hoping to get out to the market over the weekend.  We'll see.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trying To Get Back In My Creative Groove

April 13, 2017

Good afternoon.  Today is much cooler, but the sun keeps coming out so it's still quite a nice day.  The forecast calls for several cool days, a very warm Easter Sunday, and then more cool days. 

This morning, Joe vacuumed my porch, and got up all the Winter dust and dirt.  Now Pogo has the whole porch to play on.  We'll  have to think of something nice to do for Joe.  He's always doing things to help us. 

A couple nights ago I finished the Key Lime hat and scarf set.  It's actually quite pretty.  Now I'm working on a Lemon Yellow set.  Here's a photo of the set I just finished.


Last evening, DIL Janet shared some of her hamburg with Pogo.  She sprinkled it on his doggie food, and he ate everything on his plate.  Afterwards, he climbed up on his chair and had a really nice nap.  Now I ask you, doesn't this look like a very happy little camper???  He's probably dreaming about all that tasty hamburg and wondering how he can get some more.


Today I'm a little off my game.  Each day I feel a bit better, but some days I'm just a bit woozy so I don't do very much.  Today is one of those days.  Tomorrow will be better.

Yesterday was a good day for me and I even played a bit on my laptop.  Here's a new quick page for you.  I hope you can use it to show off photos of your fur babies.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/yg099ueq451jqjk/EB_-_QP_-_2017_-_10.zip

Now I think I'll try to have me a little nap.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a really nice day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Furry Happy Pills

April 12, 2017

Good afternoon.  Today is not quite as warm as yesterday, but it is still a lovely day.  After I post here, Pogo and I are going to sit out on the porch for a while.

I am itching to drive my car again.  It's been so long since I've even been in it.  I'm hoping my handicap parking placard comes soon.  When it does, I'd like to be driving my car again.  I also need to clean the rest of my porch so that I can use the whole thing.  It needs a good vacuuming.  Maybe that's what I'll try to do this afternoon.

Joe has recently come into some super good luck.  He won a tidy sum with the lottery tickets, and it made it possible for him to buy himself a truck.  I can hardly wait to see it.  Joe is supposed to be bringing his new truck home with him tomorrow.  I'll be sure to get some photos.  Joe, I wish you lots of luck with your new vehicle.

It seems to be a healing time of year. My friends Beth and Kyra are both slowly getting back on their feet too.  Sunshine and warm temps seem to be good for everyone.  Toss in some dogs and cats and it becomes a recipe for healing. 


I borrowed this image from the web, and thought it was quite appropriate for now.  Anyone with a fur baby will understand.  My high blood pressure in the hospital went right down to normal as soon as I got home and was able to hug my Pogo.  Simply magical!!

Ever since Joe gave Pogo a piece of steak for supper a couple days ago, Pogo has been ignoring his doggie food.  Hmmm, I'll have to learn from this.  The dog food is expensive, and I'm not going to be throwing it all out.  If Pogo doesn't eat his food in the first fifteen minutes, I'll  take it away and put it in the fridge.  This hurts me more than it hurts him. 

Ah well, it's time to see if there's anything tasty in the fridge for lunch.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sunshine Definitey Puts Me On The Mend!

April 11, 2017

Good morning.  What a magnificent day yesterday was!!!  Sunny, low seventies, and a light breeze.  And Pogo and I got to sit out on the porch for a few hours and enjoy it all.  This is definitely the way to get me back on my feet!!

I dusted off my rocking chair (on the porch) and cleaned off Pogo's little porch bed.  Then I swept the front portion of the porch and called it a day.  Just enough room for Pogo and me to sit out there and listen to the birds.  The birds seemed to know that I was listening because they really put on a beautiful concert. 

I had a couple photos to share today, but Blogger is not allowing me to upload any photos.  I'm not sure why, and I'm not going to provoke it into messing up my blog. 

Yesterday evening, I decided to make a nice big salad for my supper, so I started by taking out a brand new head of lettuce.  As I peeled off the outer leaves, it became very noticeable that the whole head of lettuce was no good.  Oh yuk!  groan! groan! groan! 

No lettuce means no sandwiches either because I put lettuce in most all my sandwiches.  I also put it in my egg salad and my tuna salad.  So that means none of that either.  This is not good!  What's a girl to do?  The only thing left is a box of Cheerios.  So I had a bowl of Cheerios for my supper. 

There is a small flock of tiny birds gathering outside my door.  Every now and then one or two of them hops on to the gate on my porch, just to let me know that they are out there.  I guess they are looking for some food, so I think I'll just go get them some. 

On this happy note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 10, 2017

I Have My Porch Back

April 10, 2017

Good morning.  If today is half as nice as yesterday was, then we are going to have us another gorgeous day.  Pogo and I got to sit out in that gorgeous sunshine yesterday, and oh my, it was soooo good! 

Deanne and Eddie came by in the afternoon, and Joe went outside to help Eddie remove all the porch screen covers.  Today I'm hoping to clean some of the porch.  Just one small area at a time.  Then Pogo and I are going to sit out there for a while. 

Today the guy from the oxygen company is supposed to be coming by.  Also, today I need to finish going over my completed taxes and sign them and return them.  Once they are filed, I'll feel so much better. 

Audrey sent me a couple new photos.  The new bedroom and bathroom that she is having added on to her house are coming along nicely.  Such excitement!  This is such a fun time for Audrey. 


Here's a photo of great granddaughter Alena having her first pony ride.  In the beginning, she wasn't too sure if this was fun.  By the time the ride was over, she was having a grand time.


Well, now I think I'll shut off the heat, at least for today, and then open the door.  Pogo and I don't want to waste any of this awesome weather.  Who knows, maybe today I can plant my Chia plant.  If I do, I'll take photos to share. 

On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Such A Pretty Day Today

April 9, 2017

Good afternoon.  Tis a gorgeous day here in my little part of New England.  The weatherman says that the next four or five days will also be gorgeous.  I've just set a little glass table out on the porch so that my two plants (orange jasmine and bird of paradise) can sit outdoors for a while. 

After all these months of carefully taking care of these two plants, I do believe I have succeeded in  killing the orange jasmine plant.  I'm not sure how I managed that.  I'll have to think about whether or not I want to replace the plant. 

I'm really hoping that the sunshine and warmer temps will put a bit of energy into me.   I could surely use it.  Pogo too.  My little guy wants so bad to play out on the porch, but until it is opened up and cleaned up, he can't. 

I also need to pick up a couple gallons of the water resistant wood covering and coat my whole porch.   I think I really need to get in my car and start driving it again.  There are lots of things that need to be done. 

Somehow during the past month, I lost my handicap parking placard.  The other day, I downloaded a form, filled it out and mailed it so that I can get a replacement.  Hopefully, I'll get it before the end of the month. 

While I was online at the RMV's website, I noticed something that really bothered me.  It was this :  Click on the picture to make it larger so that you can read it better.


Does this bother you?  Why do people need a cheat sheet to pass the written exam?  Why bother to give the test at all?  Just hand folks the license.  Where's the morality?  The honesty?  I'm not really liking what we are becoming.  I'm not going to go on a rant here because it would take me days to cool down. 

Instead, I'm going to look to see if I have a staple remover so that I can start to take down the plastic from the porch screen.  I need to be able to see what's in my yard.  So, on that note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a gorgeous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Just A Quickie Post

April 7, 2017

This is just a quickie post.  I had plans to post, but today is not a great day for me.  So, I'm just going to stay quiet and rest.  I'll be back on Sunday.  I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sort Of Sweet, Sort Of Sad

April 6, 2017

Good afternoon.  (in three minutes)  Today I slept really late.  Not sure why, but it doesn't matter.  I'm not planning on going anywhere today.  It's supposed to rain sometime today so it's a good day for doing things indoors. 

Not much happening here.  I'm slowly doing a bit better each day.  I think I just need some warm temps and lots of sunshine to really feel a bit of get up and go.  I am itching to get out on my little porch.  Guess I'll have to call my SIL Eddie to see if he can come over here this weekend and remove the screen covers. 

This is Spring time, and that means school proms.  All the little ones that we've spent so many years raising are growing up, and now's their time to dress up like grown ups and go dancing.  We don't realize it at the time, but our children grow quickly.  All too soon, we are faced with beautiful young adults where children once stood. 

This week, daughter Deanne took Jazzy shopping for prom gowns, then on to the seamstress to have the gowns altered to fit.  Yup, two gowns. Jazzy is a junior this year, and she got invited to both proms

I thought I'd share a couple of photos of our Jazzy girl growing up.  Here she is with her brother Kevin, all dressed up for Christmas.


And just a few years later, she's still following after her brother Kevin.  They are both on Little League Baseball teams.


And this year, oh my.  Our Jazzy girl is all grown up and headed off to her first prom.  Here's the photo from the seamstress' shop. Where have all the years gone?


As I sit here looking back over the years, I'm noticing that there are lots more silver hairs on my head.  It's a cycle.  The children head on into Spring, and us older folks move on into Autumn.  It's sort of sweet and sort of sad.  But my goodness, those children really are beautiful.

It's time for me to take my leave.  Til Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Oops, I forgot what today is.  I'll be back tomorrow..

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Old Is Still Beautiful To Some Folks

April 5, 2017

Good morning.  Today shall be gray and wet.  At least that's what the forecast says, and looking outside confirms it.  It's okay.  All the pretty little plants that are pushing their way up through the earth are needing the rain to help them grow. 

I, on the other hand, need the sun.  Everything feels better when the sun is shining.  Especially me.  Even Pogo is different when the sun is shining.  He loves to lay in the sun and nap.

Yesterday was a pretty good day.  I cooked a big pot of pasta and meat sauce.  Pogo and I enjoyed a plate of this, and then I put it away for tonight.  Every now and then Pogo likes to have a bit of pasta.  He just sits and looks at my plate, then at me, then at my plate, then at me.  You get the picture.  Some of his language is pretty easy to understand.

I spoke with daughter Audrey last evening, and she is picking up parts that will go in her new bathroom.  She likes things that are different and very old looking.  Here's pictures of the sink and toilet topper that she wants. 



When I was a little girl, we had a toilet in the basement, with a tank top like this one, only the chain on ours was long and made of chain.  This is the water tank.   As for the sink, I've never seen one like this one.  Enjoy Sweetie!!

I'd like to do something today, but I'm not sure what, so maybe I'll just settle for a nap.  Maybe I'll think of something to do later.  Maybe laundry, or pay bills.  Hmmm, I'll have to think about that.  Right now, I think I'll see about what we can have for lunch.  There are two marathons on TV today.  One is Law And Order, and the other is NCIS.  Looks like I'll be busy watching TV. 

On that note, I'll take my leave for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Daffies Are Here! It's Really Spring!

April 4, 2017

Good morning.  (for fifteen more minutes!)  Goodness, I slept super late this morning.  But then again, my little brain needed the rest.  Yesterday was a day for phone calls to try to straighten out all the messes happening here. 

Between calls to the doctor and the pharmacist, I do believe my meds have been straightened out.  So, here's a word to the wise.  Never ever pick up your meds without first opening the bag and checking every thing over.  Do not trust that the pharmacist or the doctor knew what they were doing.  Once you walk away. you cannot return any wrong meds in your bag.

I think I've found every last bit of info that the tax accountant needs to finish my  taxes.  Now I just have to sign the papers so that everything can be filed.  Next on the list was the car insurance company.  I called my insurance agent, and they told me that they had never heard of this law either.  Must be something that just this company does. 

The insurance company person was not impressed when I told them that these other people lived in a rooming house, and that I lived with a teeny tiny doggie.  That person was probably calling me a smart ass under her breath.  Too bad!!!  I signed a paper saying that only Pogo lives with me. 

So, want some really good news??  I went outside yesterday (with the help of dwarf Helen) and took a few photos of the little pretties that are coming up from the earth.  There were buds on some little daffies, and tulips and lilies were poking through everywhere.  Woo Hoo!!




It's time to start cleaning out the gardens so that all these beautiful plants can grow.  SIL Eddie said that he will take the porch screen covers off in another week or so.  That means that I can start a few plants now to put in the greenhouse.  Oh happy day!!  It also means that now I can plant my President Trump Chia plant. 

Today it is raining outside.  But I do think that this is going to be a "good" day for me.  I need to go to Town Hall to sign a paper (it's an annual thing) but I cannot get there yet, so dwarf Mike has gone to get the paper and bring it to me so that I can sign it.  Then he will take it back to Town Hall.  See?  A good day. 

Now I think I'll meander to the kitchen to see what might be tasty for our lunch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a really beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Still Working On Fixing My Meds

April 3, 2017

Good morning.  I have to tell you that yesterday turned out to be a rather nice day in spite of me.  Deanne, Jasmine and Janicee came by for a visit.  Deanne and Jasmine did some grocery shopping for me while Janicee shredded a whole bag of stuff for me. 

While Deanne was doing the shopping, she picked up my newest meds.  Oh Boy!!!  All messed up!!!  I did not look at them right away, but last evening I laid them all out on the carpet and took photos of them.  Then I put them all back in the bag.  This morning I will call the pharmacy (and the doctor's office) to find out why they are messed up so bad. 

I just called the car insurance company about all the names that they want to add to my policy.  I explained that only my little dog lives with me and Pogo does not drive.  The lady on the phone tried to tell me that this was a law that has always been, and I told her that I had never heard of it before.  It seems that now the insurance companies check with the registries at the city and town halls to find out who is registered at what address, and then they send out their nasty little letters. 

The sun came out yesterday, and the temps rose to the low fifties.  Pogo enjoyed laying on a scatter rug in front of the storm door while the sun warmed him.  I'm hoping that today will be just as nice.  I love it when we can keep the inside door open all day.

Yesterday, Deanne sent me a photo of her first Spring flowers.  Aren't these beautiful??


The recent winter storm brought us a lot of rain mixed with snow.  This left one side of my yard looking like a big pond.


Most all of the water is gone now.  We still have piles of snow here and there around the yard, but I'm sure that a couple more days in the fifties will take care of most of the snow.  I'm hoping now that SIL Eddie can come over really soon and remove all the screen covers from the porch. 

I was up in the middle of the night, so I boiled some eggs.  Today I'll make egg salad.  I've been trying different things to eat, but nothing seems to taste good anymore.  I suppose this is good if one wants to lose weight, but instead it just leaves me hungry enough to keep nibbling on things.  Hmmm, seems like a catch 22. 

Well, that's about it for this morning's news.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

In Need Of Warm Sunshine

April 2, 2017

Good morning.  I must confess, I've been down in the doldrums these past couple of days.  My energy level is zilch, and I really have no desire to do much of anything.  Thank goodness for Pogo.  Because of him, I have to keep making meals. 

I do know that as soon as the sun comes out and the temps warm up I'll feel a lot better.  So here's hoping that April is a warm, sunny month.  I could use some good news.  My doctor is out on a three month medical emergency, my meds are still all messed up, and the mailman keeps bringing "not so good" news. 

Yesterday's mail brought a letter from my car insurance telling me that my premiums are going to rise quite a bit because there are people living in my house that are old enough to drive and they are not listed on my policy.  They will be now be added to my policy.  Excuse me???  Where did all of this come from?  They're saying that I'm lucky they haven't terminated my insurance.

On top of this, medical bills are beginning to come in with a letter from the health insurance saying that they will not be covered.  Oh joy, oh joy.  I guess it's no wonder why I'm not thrilled with life these days. 

That's all I'm going to say about all of this right now.  I need to work on getting my mind to a better place.  So, I'm off.  I wish all of you a beautiful day.  Here's the April page from my calendar.


Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy BIrthday Janet

March 30, 2017

Good morning.  I haven't checked the weather forecast yet, but it is gray and a bit on the cool side at 8 o'clock this morning.  Hopefully, the sun will come out later and cheer us all up. 

Well, I have to say that yesterday was really a good day for me.  Actually, my best one since I first started to get sick.  I did not need to use the oxygen all day long, and I was busy, busy, busy.  After cooking breakfast for Pogo and me, I made sure all the dishes were washed.  After that, I -- well, let me think for a moment.  I know I did something.  Well, at least I was busy. 

Are you having any days like this my friends?  Really!  I was busy all day long going from "A" to "B" to "C".   My problem is trying to remember what any of those particular things was.  I guess the important thing is that I was a happy little camper doing whatever it was that I did that kept me so busy. 

Or is my mind just sort of slipping away a little bit at a time???   Hmmm, I'll just have to start writing down what I'm doing so that I'll know whether or not I'm actually doing something.  (shaking my head)  Sad! 

(Image borrowed from web)
 
Ah well, today will be what today will be.  Yesterday I did finish the Key Lime scarf and now the hat is about one third done.  I'm thinking I'd like to work with yellow or orange yarn next.  DIL Janet did not come by last evening because it was her birthday and hubby was cooking her favorite foods for their supper.  Happy Birthday Janet.  I hope your day was awesome!!
 
I have some phone calls to make this morning, so I'd best get going.  So far, the doctor's office has managed to screw up my latest med order (they never faxed it to the pharmacy!) and I need to get things straightened out. 
 
 
So, as soon as I get my pen and paper to write this down, I'm off.  haha.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous dy.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What's Happening In Blogger Land?

March 29, 2017

Good morning.  It's only 7:30 a.m. and I've been up for a few hours, but I have accomplished a few things.  I washed the dishes that I had left in the kitchen sink.  Then I made scrambled eggs for Pogo and me.  He turned his nose up at them.  Oh well. 

These past couple of days, my little guy has not been eating anything except for his turkey treat.  He's been mopey and sleeping a lot.  Needless to say, I've been quite worried about him.  Here are two photos of what  he has been looking like.  Now honestly, wouldn't this make you nervous.



Well, finally around midnight last night, Pogo finally got a little hungry and had a small plate of doggie food.  Yeahhhhhhh!!!   I've taken away the scrambled eggs that he does not want and replaced them with a plate of doggie food.  And yes, he is eating it!!  I hope this means that my little guy will be feeling better now.

I've been having a craving lately for Chinese food, so last night I ordered some for my supper.  I have to say that it tasted super!  Today I can have the left overs for lunch.  Or supper.  No matter.  It will taste great at either meal. 

On a happy note, I talked on the phone last evening with my friend Beth.  It was so good to hear that she is feeling much better now.  She's not out of the woods, but she is on a healing path.  This is good news.

I do have one puzzling question about something that I've been noticing lately.  My blogger friends aren't blogging very much these days.  Gosh, I'm hoping that they are all right and that this is just a tiny rest from the blogs.  I do miss them.   Come back soon folks.  I so look forward to coming by to visit you. 

Now I think I'm going to go back to bed for a little while and maybe catch a few winks.  Here's hoping today is the beginning of a great day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B..