January 29, 2017
Good morning. Tis sunny and cold here, a normal winter day. My little alarm clock woke me up early this morning. He can smell coffee perking a mile away. If it's not a workday, Joe makes a pot of coffee (out in the main part of the house) in the morning.
It seems as if Pogo can smell the first hot little drop of coffee going into the pot because that's when he barks at me till I get up. Pogo feels that as long as Joe is up, he should feed him his turkey treat. There's just one little snafu. Pogo won't go get his turkey treat unless I go with him. Ergo, I have to get up.
Pogo and I have to leave in a couple hours because he has an appointment at the hospital to get his annual check up and a "travel letter" saying that he is okay to travel on the plane. Tomorrow, we'll go to Town Hall and get his new dog tag.
I took photos of some of the doggie food that His Majesty will eat. If your fur baby (doggie or kitty) is also a picky eater, you might want to try this.
Last night, I started a new hat to match one of the scarves, and I almost finished it. However, I did not like the way it was looking so I ripped it all out and started a different hat pattern. This one's the same pattern I used to make a hat for my daughter Laura Jean. I like this one much better, and I'll take a photo when it is finished.
I have this very interesting book that I'm reading. It's from Reader's Digest, and is titled "America's Forgotten History." Did you know that Charles "Chic" Sale wrote a book called "The Specialist" in 1929, and it became one of publishing's great success stories? It was about a rural carpenter and his philosophy of privy building. (In case you don't know, a privy is an outhouse.) Within a few years, this 28 page booklet sold over a million copies.
This is just one of the bits of knowledge you will gain by reading this book. By the way, as a teenager, we had the only three seater in the neighborhood. Actually, I think we had the only privy in the neighborhood. After spending one winter in our new house, my dad built an indoor bathroom on to the house. Ohhh, it felt sooooo good not to have to go truckin' out through the snow and rain and cold weather anymore.
As I come across other interesting stories, I'll share them with you. Right now, it is time for me to get dressed so that Pogo and I are not late for his doctor appointment. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.