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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Sales To Y'all

November 21, 2017

Good morning.  Wowsie!  Can you believe we're almost at the end of November?  I can't believe how quickly time is flying by now.  I was so far ahead of the holidays, and now I have to scramble to keep caught up. 

The sun is shining and the temperature is 37F degrees.  However, it is supposed to warm up to about 57F degrees later on.  Woo Hoo!  Maybe today is the day that Pogo and I will make it out to do a bit of shopping. 

Yesterday was rather quiet here and I was able to get in a wee bit of a nap.  However, that didn't stop me from falling asleep really early last night, right after supper actually, for about an hour.  Then, after watching a couple hours of TV, it was back to sleep for me.

Yesterday I got a message from Amazon that a package I was expecting had been lost in transit.  Then late in the afternoon, a fellow showed up at my door with a huge box.  Aha!  The missing package.  The sad part is that I can't open the box and I have to hang on to it until Santa gets here to tell me what to do with it.  Yikes!  So now it sits in the middle of my tiny kitchen, and I'll be walking around it for the next month.

My big trees out front are losing a lot of their leaves.  One tree is almost naked, while the other one still has some leaves left.  I looked in my archives, and dug out some photos.  This first one shows that this same time a few years ago, my now naked tree, still had lots of leaves on it.

I also pulled out a couple photos of some of the flowers that were still blooming in my garden at that same time.  Blooms like this are awesome by the end of November.  At least around here with our night temperatures dipping down into the twenties a lot of nights.

We don't have much blooming at the moment.  After today though, we might get a few more pink blossoms on the pink rose tree.  We'll just have to wait and see.

If we go out today, I'll look for some new purple yarns.  Then maybe Pogo and I will stop by Ocean State Job Lot to see what's new there.  I think we'll be picking up more bird seed too.  We seem to go through it rather fast, especially now that the temperatures are a lot colder. 

This week I have to get another box ready for mailing the beginning of next week.  Daughter Audrey has a birthday the end of next week.  I think we have at least three more birthdays coming up in December.  I'll have to check to make sure all my cards are ready for mailing.

They just showed an ad on TV for a product called "Tile."  It features a very sad and lonely little stuffed panda bear who is lost and walking the streets in the rain hoping to be found.  When he finally gives up, he is found and returned to the little girl who lost him.  Gosh, what an ad!  Every time I see it I want to grab the little bear and hug him close to me.

Ouch!  I just grabbed my back scratcher and tried to scratch my back with my right arm.  I won't do that again!  I have to get creative and find new ways to do things that I normally do with my right arm. 

Is everybody keeping track of all the Black Friday sale ads?  There are some awesome sales coming up if one is up to shopping on Thanksgiving day (not me!) or in the wee hours of Friday morning.  I won't be out there with all the happy bargain hunters.  I tried this many years ago and I vowed then never to do it again.  But if you do, I wish you Happy Shopping!

Well, I think I should get busy around here so that maybe Pogo and I can get out shopping.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Keep Your Ankles Wrapped Good!

November 20, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining, but the temperature is only around 33F degrees.  Later today it might get up to around 41F degrees.  Hmmm, I don't know if I want to wander out today or not.  Maybe later when it warms up a tad bit.

Well, last night I finished the purple and green afghan.  Hopefully, I can get some purple shades of yarn to work with soon or I won't be able to finish another purple afghan before Christmas.  As for the rest of the things that I need to finish up, they will eventually get done.  They always do.  I make plans to do things each day, but those plans rarely go as planned.

But guess what??  It doesn't really matter.  Each day is a gift and I feel good about whatever I'm able to accomplish.  Once Pogo and I get past the upcoming holidays, we will start planning ahead for our time in Florida.  I miss going to the flea markets.

Yesterday I found an adorable image online that I wanted to share.  This is for all you folks with teeny tiny doggies like mine.  I think this is soooo funny!

I don't have a lot of news today, but I do have a kit for you.  This is my part of an old kit that I made in collaboration with my friend Su.  I hope you can have fun with it.

Here are the download links:

Now I have some dishes waiting in the sink for me.  Oh joy, oh joy!  After that, we'll see what the day brings.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Yesterday Was An Awesome Day!

November 19, 2017

Good morning.  It's warm this morning, 57F degrees, and wet.  The rain started late yesterday afternoon, and continued all through the night.  At the moment, the rain is taking a small break.  It's okay though because my porch is ready for closing.  Joe vacuumed it yesterday and covered everything over with plastic. 

We just have to put the screen covers up now and cover the front section with heavy plastic.  I'll have to go to Home Depot this week and get a large roll of the heavy duty plastic.  This will be a pleasant outing for Pogo and me. 

Well, yesterday came, and so did my nephew.  I was so full of anticipation that I could not sit still all morning.  I took out the trash, ran the carpet sweeper and washed the dishes.  I even went outside and dug up the dahlia bulbs to bring in.  I just had to keep moving.  Of course, after a few hours, I was exhausted and decided to save what breath I had for my visit. 

Early afternoon, after his classes got out, Jamie (some of his family do call him that) finally got here.  Oh my, oh my!   Here's a photo that Joe took of us on the porch.  Can you tell how happy I am?

We had an awesome visit.  Pogo even sat on his lap and allowed Jamie to pet him.  We talked about a lot of things, and shared a lot of photos.  Gosh, there is just so much to get caught up on.  My brother would be oh so proud of this fine young man.  And the fun part?  He calls me "Auntie."  I have other nephews and they call me Aunt Edna.  No one ever called me Auntie before.  I love it!

It was hard to say good bye, but he had somewhere else to go before going home.  He'll be coming back soon though.  We even talked about the fun we'll have in the Spring when we can sit out on the porch while we visit.  I'm a happy camper folks.  I am sooooo blessed!

I got a card in the mail that I thought I would share with you.  Great Courses will be having a big sale next Friday.  All the courses will be 80% off.  This is a great deal if anyone is looking to take one of their courses.  Here's the information.

Today, I think I'll address the rest of my Christmas cards.  Then I really must get serious about wrapping and packaging at least one gift.  Later, I will take some time to sit and play on my laptop.  I need to make some Christmas quick pages.  Tomorrow, I will have a new download for everyone. 

Here's an adorable tee shirt design that I came across.  Imagine a whole group of tiny Yorkies pulling Santa's sleigh!  How fun!!

I have to get some new yarn to make a purple afghan.  Hopefully, I can get it finished before Christmas so that I can give it to Jamie.  (That's his favorite color.)Now I think it's time for me to get started on a few things around here.  I have a nice little spurt of energy and I don't want to waste it.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Lots Of Good News To Share

November 17, 2017

Good morning.  It's cold, but the sun is shining so it's going to be a good day.  Actually, every day that I wake up is a good day!  This will be a short post because I have to get ready to leave for our appointment at the shooting range.  But, I have lots of good news to share.

First, last night my grandson Kevin officially became a member of his electricians union.  Way to go, Kevin!  We a re all so very proud of you.  Here's a photo of Kevin and his Dad from last night.  This had to be a big night for Eddie too.  Congratulations to you too, Dad!

My other bit of good news is about a young man that hopefully, I will get to meet tomorrow afternoon.  So to all my friends and family, meet my nephew, Jimmy.  I knew him as Jamie when he was a baby, but folks call him Jimmy now. 
No, that's not his little dog.  It belongs to a friend of his.  Gosh, I can't wait for tomorrow.  There is so much we have to talk about, photos to share.  I hope my brother is watching down here tomorrow.  He would have loved to be here.
Well, that's my news for this morning.  Now I really must start getting ready to leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.  (I know I will!)
Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wishes Do Come True

November 16, 2017

Good morning.  I am feeling much better this morning.  I just needed a good night's sleep.  It looks like the sun might be trying to shine, and it's not raining.  The temperature is at 44F degrees and might even get a few degrees warmer later today. 

Well, yesterday was quite the day, even thought I only wanted to sleep all day.  That didn't happen!  Early in the morning, I had to shut off the heat in the whole house so that none of the pipes would burst.  I tried once again to reach our regular furnace service man to no avail, so I called a new company one town over. 

This fellow said he would be out in about an a hour or less.  And he was!  I now have a new burner service man.  Not only did he fix the problem, but he said that a large part of the burner was never cleaned out and really should be as soon as possible.  He will be back tomorrow to do just that.  Before he starts work, I'll take a photo to show the other company that I had paid to do the cleaning last month. 

Many years ago, a baby had to be put into the system to be given up for adoption.  Back then, fathers had no legal choices if they were not married to the baby's mother.  You just hoped that the baby would be given a good home with a loving family to raise it.  Ever since, I have hoped and wished that someday while I was still here on earth that I might find that child (no, not mine) and at least know that it had a good life. 

Well yesterday my phone rang and a young man introduced himself to me.  Folks, dreams do come true.  I have been walking on clouds since that phone call.  That baby grew up into a fine young man who is now almost thirty nine years old.  He had a good family and is now looking up his history.  I was going to post his photo here, but I forgot to ask him if it was okay, so the photo and name will have to wait for now.

We had a really long chat on the phone, and I may get to meet him this coming Saturday afternoon.  Oh my goodness, I am excited!  Today I will be putting a lot of photos on a thumb drive to give to him.  I also want to look through a lot of my old photos because somewhere I have a photo of him when he was just a baby, which I will copy and give to him.

So you see, I will be floating until Saturday afternoon gets here.  I'm on pins and needles too.  I hope to have more to share here this weekend. 

I found a new kind of greeting card to share with you.  I found this in a "Signals" catalogue.  It's called the "Endless Singing Christmas Joke Card"  Once it starts playing music, it just keeps getting louder for up to three hours.  If the recipient gets mad enough to tear up the card, it scatters glitter all over them. 

Well, that's it for my chatter this morning.  I have a lot to do today.  I also know that I have been remiss in posting quick pages, but I will remedy that shortly.    So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a really awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

No Post Today

November 15, 2017

Good morning.  I won't be posting this morning.  I'm just a wee bit under the weather.  I got a flu shot yesterday, and my arm kept me awake all night.  It was rather sore.  Us old folks get the super duper flu shot.  Plus, the burner service man hasn't bothered to call me back and I had to shut the heat off this morning so that we wouldn't have any burst pipes.  I finally called a new company and they came out in less than an hour.  The fellow fixed our problem and has just left.  Now I'm going to crawl back under the covers and see if I can get some sleep.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Busy Morning So Far

November 14, 2017

Good afternoon.  I decided this morning that I really should just get dressed and do my grocery shopping and pick up my meds from the pharmacy.  So that's what I did.  By the time I got home, I had used up all the extra breath and energy that I had in me. 

Dwarf Helen helped me bring in my groceries from the car.  After I had picked up Pogo and hugged him (and got my doggies kisses!), I began putting everything away.  Then I checked to see if the mailman had come while I was out.  Nope!  That's good because I have a handful of bills to give him.   I don't like to be late paying the bills. 

While I was shopping, I did pick up a couple small Christmas gifts.  Now I can check these off my "to make or buy" list.  I'm doing pretty good this year with my list.  I'm just a bit slow on the wrapping part.  I used to love wrapping and decorating packages.  It's not my fun thing to do anymore.

 In going through the Herrschner's catalogue, I found something quite interesting that I might like to try later on.  It's called Diamond Dotz.  The ad says "Using an easy to follow chart, arrange the tiny diamond-like facets into color patterns and designs that make your artwork really shine!"  Here is one pattern that I really like and might try.  I think this is beautiful.

I just got an Amazon delivery.  The box contained three new jammies for Pogo.  Now my little guy should be set for Winter.  He likes to sit by the storm door and watch all that is going on outside.  When it is really cold out, you can feel the cold through the glass.  I keep a scatter rug there for him to sit on and the jammies keep him warm.  Of course, when the temps drop down into the thirties, I don't have the inside door open very long. 

In one of my other catalogues, I found this tee shirt saying.  It's just a reminder to the younger ones that they shouldn't laugh because us "oldies" aren't up on all the latest technology. 

It seems that our mailman got off to a late start today.  After he gets here with the mail, I'll see what's for lunch for Pogo and me.  He may not be too hungry though because he had half a hamburger for breakfast this morning.   I had a cup of Cream of Wheat, so I can definitely make room for lunch.

Last night I made a short video on my phone to help teach Dwarf Helen how to crochet a half double stitch.  I sent it to her via email, so now I need to check to make sure it actually went through.  If not, I'll have to be making a new smaller video.

Well that's my news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Cooler Temps Are Here To Stay

November 13, 2017

Good morning.  At the moment, it is looking rather gray and dismal outside.  But of course, it is still early.  The current temperature is 35F degrees, but should get up to around 44F degrees later today.  The two days this week that are supposed to get up into the fifties are supposed to be rainy days.  Go figure!

Despite the cold weather, there are still some blossoms on the pink rose tree.  It feels so good to look out and see bits of pink.  There's even a lot of green leaves still on the big tree out front.  Obviously, they have thinned out quite a bit, but they are hanging in there for as long as they can.  Here are a couple shots of the roses taken this weekend.

Another plant that I have has turned to seed, sort of like a dandelion.  I don't know what the name of this plant is but it is pretty.

Well, the porch did not get done this weekend.  I did box up all the solar thingies to bring in and wash up before being packed away for the winter, but then I guess I just got side-tracked.  That's my usual, though.  Joe had said that he would vacuum the porch for me but he was busy with other stuff.  Here's a photo he sent me from his other "stuff". 

I love all the reflections in the water.  Joe is getting really good at taking photos with his phone.  He says he'll do the porch later today after work.  Hmmm, we'll see.  As I always say, "the best laid plans of mice and men"...............

We've been having some problems with the heat this past week.  Some of the rooms don't seem to be getting any heat, while others are fine.  I've put in a call to the fuel oil company for a refill on the fuel and for a service man to call me.  So far, I haven't heard from anyone.  When I finish this post, I'll have to be calling the company again. 

Last night, I did not get much crocheting done.  I spent some time on the phone chatting with a friend and I've learned the hard way not to crochet while I'm talking on the phone.  After the phone call, I decided to just go to bed early. 

This morning, I checked the tracking route of my last yarn order, and I am just so surprised at how slow the mails and shipping are nowadays.  The yarn comes from Wisconsin.  It takes at least eight days or more to get an order from there.  If you are ordering from Texas, don't hold your breath.  Their mail is even slower.  Considering the price of stamps and shipping these days, it might be best if we go back to the Pony Express system. 

Even local mailing is getting to be quite expensive.  I wonder how long it will be before we lose the current mailing system altogether.  Then what will be do?  Hmmm, something to think about.

I haven't made any plans for today.  Whatever will be, will be.  Can't get side-tracked this way.  haha.  The funny part is that I'll probably accomplish more this way.  Well, enough of my babbling.  It's time to refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Crochet Time Is Play Time

November 12, 2017

Good morning.  Brrrr!  It's twenty five degrees this morning!  In a few hours though, the temps will climb up into the forties.  Not the funnest temps, but definitely better than the twenties! 

I think my laptop is trying to let me know that it is wanting to retire.  Aside from the fact that is super slow, it is constantly making me change my passwords.  Every so often, I'll try to go somewhere on the web and all of a sudden it won't accept my password or my email.  Yesterday, I couldn't sign in to Amazon.  I finally had to call Amazon Customer Service and have them help me. 

A while ago, I bought a new nebulizer set up from Amazon.  Because my meds were being changed around for a while, I hadn't used it until yesterday.   I have to say I like it better than my old machine, which by the way konked out several months ago.  It's light, makes no noise and is easy to pack when you travel.

Yesterday was rather quiet around here.  It was cold outside and I was tired.  Hmmm, I do believe it's the temperature that makes me tired.  The colder it gets, the less active I get.  I wasn't even in the mood to crochet.  Well, that part is my fault.  The night before I had attached a new color and started adding a couple new rows when I realized that I hadn't finished with the previous color yet.  Oh yuk!
Last night I finally picked up my crocheting and took out the new color, re-attached the previous color and fixed my boo boo.  I usually watch something on TV when I crochet, but lots of times Pogo has other ideas.  He loves to check out what I am making, then he likes to hide inside (or beneath) it while I try to crochet.  This is his subtle way of saying "I want to play, Mama!"
Here are a couple of the photos I was able to take of him last night.  I think he likes this afghan.  He is just the cutest little imp!

One of these days, I really have to call the salon and make an appointment for Pogo.  He's looking like a Lion King with all his thick hair.  I won't have her cut it too short because it's Winter and he needs some of it to stay warm. 
Last night, I ordered him a couple more pair of jammies.  These are great for the cold nights.  He doesn't always burrow under his blankets and I don't want him catching a cold.  Soon it will be time for us to go to Florida, and we don't want to be getting sick.
Yesterday, we did not get to clean out the porch, so today we'll do that.  In a little while, I'll go out and box up all the solar thingies and bring them inside to wash them.  I'll need to dig out my extra large trash bags to use as covers for the porch furniture.  Once the rug is vacuumed, I'll roll it up and cover it with plastic so that it is ready for next Spring. 
Now I think I should get busy and start on that porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day. 
Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Weekend To Celebrate Our Veterans

November 10, 2017

Good afternoon.  This morning Deanne and I were at the shooting range.  I must say that today I did much better than the last time we were there.  We have a tendency to close one eye when we are aiming at a target, but today I tried looking at the target straight on with both eyes.  It works much better.  The zombie on my target will never stalk anyone again!

This will be a short post because I'm a bit tired today.  I need to curl up in my lounge chair and rest a bit.  I think I've been fighting off a cold these past few weeks.  I've been treating it like an allergy, but now I'm thinking I have a little cold. 

This weekend we honor our veterans.  The holiday began as Armistice Day to mark the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.   In 1954, it was changed to Veterans Day to honor all US Veterans and victims of all wars.

I got a nice surprise in the mail yesterday.  Thee was a birthday card from my friend Kyra.  Inside the card was a package of reindeer ornaments.  I'm thinking that I may color a few of them before I hang them on my tree.  Thank you Kyra.  That doggie is adorable!

Yesterday morning when I looked outside, I noticed the ground covered with tons of leaves from the Imperial Tree.  Joe had just raked up all the leaves in the parking area the afternoon before.  Overnight, one whole tree gave up all its leaves.  How does this happen?  Not only that, the large tree out front dropped enough new leaves to cover the whole driveway entrance again. 

Joe raked up the new leaves and filled a leaf bag with all the leaves from the tree out front and another leaf bag with the leaves from the Imperial Tree. 

I've been watching the ads for the Roomba and other similar machines.  My doctor told me a few years ago that I needed to get one of these, but I've been putting it off.  The time is getting close though, when I'll have to give it some serious thought and actually get one.  I still have more home work to do though before I buy one.

Well, that's it for my news today.  It's almost time for Pogo's turkey treat.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a super weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Only 131 Days Till Spring!

November 9, 2017

G00d morning.  The sun is shining, but the air feels a bit nippy.  Temps today are only in the forties, so I have to wear my flannel house coat to ward off a chill.  Brrrr!  Time to start the Spring countdown.  There are 131 days till next Spring.  I wonder if these days will fly by as quickly as the warmer days.

Last evening, DIL Janet came by after work, and my oh my!  Aside from her bag of crocheting, she had two other big bags.  One held a tray of gourmet cookies and a big box that contained a most gorgeous birthday cake.  The cake itself is angel food/strawberry shortcake, and the frosting is oh so light and tasty.
I had ordered us spinach pizzas for supper, and we had the cake for dessert.  I have to tell you that the cake was scrumpdillyicious!  The Pizza was too.  Pogo ate half a slice.  My little guy might be picky, but he does have good taste when it comes to pizza and meat.
The other big bag held lots of goodies for me.  There were two nightshirts, two beautiful coloring books, three packs of pencils and markers and two bags of my favorite candy slices.  By the way, Pogo likes these too.  On top of all this, she gave me a gift card too.  Wowsie!

Did I ever mention how my DIL spoils me?  I love it!!  So, I have plenty to keep me busy for quite a while now.  Between the coloring and the crocheting, my hands should be just fine. 
My daughter Deanne just called to remind me that we have an appointment tomorrow morning at the shooting range.  Afterwards, when we get back home, I'm going to try cleaning my gun by myself.  This should be interesting. 
Today I need to package up a birthday gift for one of my great granddaughters, Alima, and Joe said that he will take it to the Post Office when he gets home.   He also said that this weekend, he'll vacuum the whole porch for me.  I really appreciate that because vacuuming is difficult for me, and even more so now that my arm is bothering me so much. 
While Joe is vacuuming, I'll clean up all my little solar thingies so that I can pack them away for the Winter.  I really don't look forward to closing up the porch, but I'll have to.  The good thing is that the closed porch keeps the inside of my house warmer in the Winter.  It acts like insulation against the cold. 
Well, I'm running out of morning now so I guess it's time to get busy and do a few chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Is All Progress Really Progress?

November 8, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, I slept late so now I'm running out of morning.  As I sit here and look out my door, I'm seeing a lot more yellow leaves on the big trees out front.  However, because they stayed green so long into the season, a lot of the leaves have already fallen to the ground.  I'll have to go out and take a photo later on.

There was a lovely surprise in my email this morning.  My friend Beth made a lovely scrap page featuring a photo of my Laura Jean.  Beth, it is beautiful.  Thank you so much.

I want to thank those of you who sent me your blog address.  When I finish posting today, I'm going to be visiting your blogs.  As for the Google Plus problems, I know of some other folks who use this version of Google, and they are having problems sharing too.  Hmmm, I guess I'll just stay with the old Google Blogger.  Sometimes change and progress don't work out so good.

For those of you who have fur babies, are you like me?  Do you talk to them?  If I have to go out and leave Pogo at home, I give him a kiss and tell him to watch the house for Mommy.  When I come back home, I hug him and tell him what a great job he did watching the house for me.  In turn, he showers me with doggie hugs.  It feels wonderful.

In going through one of my new catalogues, I found this fabulous tee shirt.  It says it all.  Have you ever noticed that when you talk to animals, they actually seem to be listening to you?  Well, I think they are.  The tone of our voice and how we say the words says a lot to our furry (and feathery) friends.

I've been working on the lavender afghan, but I don't really have enough of it done yet to take a photo.  But here are the yarns that I'm using, Lavender, Lime and Jeweled.  The colors are a little darker than they are showing in the photo. 

I think today I'm going to read the next chapter in my lesson book.  My books seem to take a back burner when I have yarn to play with, but I'll have to be setting aside some time in the afternoon a few days a week for my lesson books.  I have the DVD's, so if my eyes don't feel like reading, I can listen to the lesson. 

Now I think I need to wash the few dishes that are in the sink and maybe have a fresh cup of coffee while I watch "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."  A young woman contestant just went home with $750,000.  Wowsie!! 

Well, that's my news for today.  I'm off to the sink!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Pink Is Pretty In November

November 7, 2017

Good morning.  Tis sunny and a wee bit cool outside my door this morning.  Alas, Autumn has taken hold here, and the warmer temps are done till next year.  Pretty soon, I'll have to start counting the days till next Spring.  I'm not a big fan of Winter and cold weather.  I do love the holidays though. 

Well, yesterday was sort of quiet here.  After washing the dishes, I started going through a lot of paperwork, magazines, etc. and began sorting it all into three piles.  One for the recycle bin, one for shredding and one to keep.  I guess you could say it was a productive day as I put two bags of stuff out in the recycle bins, and filled a white trash bag of stuff for shredding.  I only kept one little plastic bag of stuff. 

I guess I'll be storing the white trash bags of shred material on the porch over the Winter.  In the Spring, Deanne and I should have enough of it bagged so that I can call the shred truck to come and shred everything all at once. 

One of the things that I kept was a letter from the facility where Laura Jean lives.  Every now and then, her personal aide, Ashley, sends me a letter with some photos to let me know how Laura Jean is and what she is busy doing. 

The day this letter was written, Laura Jean and Ashley had been busy shredding some paper goods.  In the photo, Ashley is holding up a bag to show how much shredding they had accomplished.  (See, I'm not the only one shredding!)

In this photo, Laura Jean is showing off a new pair of sunglasses.  They make her look so glamorous!

Another thing that I did yesterday was to try to finish addressing all my Christmas card envelopes.  I almost made it!  I got down to the last six, and realized that I only had four cards left (and six envelopes).  I counted everything twice, and yup, I'm short two cards.  No problem, I called the printing company and they are going to send me ten more.  They can't do two, but all ten will be at no charge.  Awesome!

While Pogo and I were out in the yard a couple days ago, I took some photos of the new blooms on the pink rose tree. 

At this time of year, these blossoms are a welcome sight.  Before I accidently killed off the yellow rose tree, it blossomed right up till Christmas.  One of these days, I'll have to see about getting another yellow rose tree.  It was such a beautiful sight to see when it was full of blossoms. 

Last night, I brought in my house plants from the porch.  Joe brought the mosquito plant in and set it up in the living room out in the house.  After a few cold nights, it will be time to dig up my dahlia bulbs and put them up for the Winter.  This won't be difficult because they are planted in large pots.

Last night, I went as far as I could on the green afghan.  I could not find one of the colors that I needed in the local stores, so I had to go online and order it.  It should be here in a few days.  I guess in the meantime, I might start another afghan with some of the new yarn that I got recently.  I have to keep the hands busy. 

Well that's my news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

p.s.  If anyone has a blog of their own, could you leave me your blog address in the comments so that I might visit your blog.  Thanks.

Monday, November 6, 2017

It's Time To Start Closing Up The Porch

November 6, 2017

Good morning.  It's early, so it is still rather gray outside.  Today is supposed to be our last warm day for a while, and we're expecting rain.  Temperatures are really cooling down now.  We've been lucky though, that the warmer temps lasted this long. 

Well, yesterday was an odd day of sorts.  I washed the breakfast dishes, then took some photos to share here.  When I took my new solar thingies out to the porch to photograph them, I noticed that the railings are covered with a fine layer of dust (actually fine dirt) and need to be vacuumed again before the porch is closed up for the winter season. 

I'll also have to vacuum the area rug before rolling it up and covering it with plastic.  Oh wow, so much to do out there just to close it up for the winter.  All my colored pencils and pens were still out there along with my chia plant stuff.  Time to bring it all in the house and put it away. 

Joe came home early from his trip to Foxwoods, so he started clearing up a lot of the fallen leaves that were decorating the whole parking area.  Meanwhile, all of this had me side tracked from what I had originally planned on doing.  Why does this surprise me???

Today I'll share the photos that I took of some of my gifts.  The flowers are just gorgeous in shades of yellow, orange and bronze, and my little Thanksgiving solar dancers look super on my porch railing.   These little solar dancers aren't easy to find anymore, but Deanne somehow manages to find all the new ones.  Pogo and I polished off half of the lemon merengue pie yesterday for lunch.  It was delicious, even though Pogo only took one little lick.  I had an envelope full of scratch tickets, and there were a few winners.

Next is the bracelet that granddaughter Andi made for me.  I wore it out Saturday night, and everyone loved it.  The fun fur scarf that Audrey made is beautiful and is going to feel really nice around my neck once it gets a bit colder.  And those relishes and the cranberry apple butter, well what can I say?  Yum! Yum! Yum!  As a matter of fact, I had fresh Italian bread slathered with the cranberry apple butter for breakfast this morning.  Mmmmmm!

Last night, even though I had planned on addressing some envelopes, Pogo and I were tired and decided to go to bed early.  And that's what we did.  I woke up around 11:30 p.m. and crocheted and watched TV for a few hours before going back to sleep.  I have to say that my new pillow seems to be working really well.  I'm sleeping better, at least it seems that way.

Today, I'll just go with the flow.  Whatever I do, I'll do.  I guess it's best not to make plans when doing household chores because if you're like me, you get side tracked quite often.  I am going to address some envelopes though.  I'd like to have them finished up by next week. 

Yesterday, I forgot to post a new quick page so today I'll give you the last Halloween quick page.  It's a fun page for some of your trick or treat photos.

Here is your download link:

Now I think I'll make a fresh cup of coffee before taking a look outside to see what today looks like.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

I Had An Awesome Birthday!

November 5, 2017

Good morning.  Tis a bit cloudy outside, but it is warmer.  And I'm still here.  That makes it a great day.  The leaves on the big trees out front are turning yellow now.  A few cold nights let them know that it was time to change colors. 

Well, I have to say that yesterday was a super day for me.  My son called, and we had a nice long chat and caught up on each other's news.  A big box came in the mail from Audrey.  It contained a beautiful hand made scarf and some jars of home made cranapple butter and relishes.  Yum!  There was also a little box in there for me.  Inside was a beautiful bracelet that granddaughter Andi had made for me.  Wow!

In the afternoon, Pogo and I had a nice nap, then I made him a plate of hamburger for his supper.  Around 6:30 p.m. Deanne, Eddie and Kevin picked me up and we went to the Paris Cabaret to watch a performance of Fiddler On The Roof. 

Folks, just saying it was awesome just doesn't do it justice.  I loved it!  We all enjoyed it tremendously.  The actors played their parts so well, and of course, the music was simply wonderful.  We weren't allowed to take pictures or videos, but Jazzy ordered me a DVD of the show for my birthday.  When it comes, I'll see if I can't capture one of the songs with my camera.

Janice had to work, but I got to see her later.  We picked her up from work on the way back to my house.  At home, Deanne gave me a birthday bag and a huge bouquet of flowers.  In the bag were some new solar thingies for my porch railing, a card with lots of scratch tickets and a personal sized lemon meringue pie.  Guess what Pogo and I will be having for lunch today?  I will be taking more photos today of all my new goodies to share tomorrow.

Here are some photos from last night.

The first photo is my daughter Deanne, in the middle is SIL Eddie, me and Kevin, and the last photo is Jazzy and me.  I'm sitting on a tall stool, so I look taller.  I know I say it a lot, but I am so blessed.

So, it's official.  I am now seventy eight years old.  When I was younger, I never gave much thought to how I would feel at this age.  Now that I'm here, I have to say that it feels pretty darn good!

I want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes.  I had to call Audrey this morning to learn how to post a thank you on my Face Book page.  Technology has gone way past me.
Now I have some dishes to wash, and laundry to put away.  I may even chase after a few of the dust bunnies. After that it will be time to crochet and watch TV.   So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Tis A Gorgeous Day Today!

November 3, 2017

Good morning.  It's simply gorgeous outside today.  The temperature will reach 71F degrees today, but then will drop thirty four degrees tonight to 37F degrees.  Now that's quite a big drop!  Still, I'm going to enjoy today.

Well, Pogo and I did not make it out yesterday to do any errands, but we will today.  My day is starting with a bit more energy than I had yesterday.  However, I did get a few things done yesterday.  I even started addressing envelopes for my Christmas cards.  Sixteen of them are signed, sealed and ready for stamps.  I'll wait to put the stamps on them when it is time to mail them out.

While I was addressing envelopes, the mailman came and had another big box for me.  Woo Hoo!  It was my yarn order.  Oh my!  I will be busy crocheting for quite some time now.  After seeing the colors in person, I will definitely change one of the colors that I was planning on using with the "Spice" yarn.  I'm not sure which color to change, but I'll have fun deciding.

A while ago, when I was going through some photographs, I came across an envelope containing three very old photos.  Many years ago when my mother in law was packing things to move from one condo to another, she tossed a big box of photos onto the trash pile and I grabbed up quite a few of them to save for my hubby. 

Amongst these photos was this envelope of old photos of American Indians.  The dates on the back of the photos says 1918.  I don't know who they are, but they are very impressive. 

I'm not sure why my MIL had these photos, or who they are, but it would be interesting to know who they are and some of their history.  Unfortunately, I wouldn't know where to begin because there was no other information written on the backs of them.

Yesterday, I got a really nice coupon in my email from JoAnn's Fabric store, so that's where Pogo and I will go today.  If I don't find anything I want or need, that's okay.  It's a beautiful day for a ride.  While we're out, we'll stop by Ocean State Job Lot too.  We always manage to find something there that we just have to bring home with us. 

Well, I think it's time for me to get dressed so that I'll be ready to leave after the mail comes.  Pogo keeps sitting by the door, so I know he will be super happy to know that we are going in the car.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.