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Friday, June 23, 2017

I Just Love The Christmas Tree Shoppe!

June 23, 2017

Good morning.  Oh, and a beautiful morning it is!  At the moment, temps are in the low 70's, but will work their way up to mid 80's by early afternoon.  The sun is playing hide and seek with the clouds, and there is a little bit of a breeze.  It's just right for sitting out on the porch.

And wait till you see my porch now!  Yesterday, there was a Christmas Tree Shoppe flyer in the newspaper.  And lo and behold, right on the front page was a little bistro set.  And the best part?  It was on sale for $39.99.  Woo Hoo!

I called Deanne's house to see if someone could come over after supper and take me to the store to have a look at the bistro set and hopefully buy it.  Deanne and Janice came and drove me and Pogo to the store.  We found the little set, and it was perfect.  Somehow, the girls squished the chairs, box with table and all our bags (it's very difficult to shop there and not find things that you absolutely have to have) into the car and still left room for all of us to sit. 

When we got back to the house, Joe assembled the little table and Deanne and Janice got everything settled on the porch.  First, they put down the new indoor/outdoor carpet that I also found at the Christmas Tree Shoppe.  Oh...didn't I mention that I also found a really pretty carpet for the porch?  It was so pretty that I just could not pass it up.  Here's a photo of my porch now.


As soon as I finish my nebulizer meds, I'm taking my coffee and my crocheting, and heading out to sit on the porch.  Today the plant stand will go back to being a plant stand.  I have a begonia plant that is waiting to perch on it. 

I'll take my little recorder out with me and try to capture the sounds of the birds singing in the trees.  Yesterday, I had some music playing, and it seemed that the birds all sang right along with it.  I'll try that again today.  I absolutely love listening to the birds chirping and singing. 

Today, I have the new quick page that I promised.  Gosh, can you tell that I love nature?  haha.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bzuqu4c4nhoqaad/EB_-_QP_2017_-_12.zip

Well, I've finished with the meds, so it's time to grab my things and head for the porch.  Pogo is already sitting by the storm door, waiting for me.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pogo Is Full Of Surprises

June 22, 2017

Good morning.  It was a cool night, so I slept fairly well.  Except for breathing, all of yesterday and last night was pretty good.  I'm thinking that the high humidity these past few days is probably the reason I'm having trouble with the breathing.

My old air conditioner had a dehumidifier button on it, which is what I always used.  The a/c that I have now does not have this button.  So, I guess I'll be shopping for a new a/c soon.  I don't like to run the a/c very often because I just get sick from it.  I really only need the dehumidify action to keep me comfortable and breathing.

I must say though, that something is very right this morning.  My coffee tastes so good that it is almost gone, and I just made it.  I guess I'll be making another cup to take out to the porch after I finish this post. 

Well, I have bad news.  For me, at least.  I've been wanting to catch a glimpse of our baby robins when they get ready to leave the nest, but somehow I missed it.  Yesterday the nest was really quiet, and when Joe got home from work he checked it.  Guess what?  All the birdies were gone. 

Well, I hope they are all right.  There are lots of trees in my yard, so maybe they are all busy making new homes for themselves.  Maybe it's time for Mama and Daddy Robin to teach the youngsters how to catch worms and take care of themselves.

Yesterday, Pogo and I spent quite a bit of time out on the porch.  While we were out there, I made a bowl out of a bread wrapper and broke up several slices of bread to fill the bowl.  Pogo kept looking at me as if to say "how come the critters get all the goodies while I get the dog food?"  So I set the bowl of bread pieces on the floor, and Pogo helped himself to several pieces of the bread. 




Well surprise, surprise!  I did not know that my little guy liked bread.  When he had his fill, I took the bread and a bowl of peanuts and spread them around on the ground for the critters.  Blue Jays have eagle eyes.  They spot peanuts and they show up right away.  Also the chipmunks.  I have to say that I really enjoy watching them.

I noticed that one of the roses on the white rose bush was getting big and heavy and hanging down.  So I picked it and put it in a little vase of water.  Gosh, these blossoms are really so pretty.


While I was sitting out on the porch, it dawned on me that I could use the tall plant stand as a table until I can find one.  I set a small tray inside the top of the plant stand, and it actually worked out pretty good.


Later, DIL Janet came by and we had a really nice visit.  We had the Stouffer's baked macaroni and cheese for supper and did a bit of crocheting while we chatted and watched some TV.  All in all, it was a really nice day for me. 

Now it's time to make that extra cup of coffee and take it outside.  I'll have a new quick page for you tomorrow.  So, till then, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Today Is The First Day Of Summer!

June 21, 2017

Good morning.  Well, how about that!!  Today is the beginning of Summer.  It just seems like the year is passing me by too fast.  I have used the whole of Spring just trying to get back on my feet.  Folks, try not to get old too soon.  Healing takes so much longer when you get old.

Well, yesterday was not a good day for breathing, so I mostly just rested all day.  Hopefully, today will be better for breathing.  In a little while, I'll take my nebulizer meds, and then we'll see how it goes.

Today I'm going to try to figure out how to run an extension cord out to the porch so that I can plug in a fan out there.  That way, Pogo and I will be able to stay out there a bit longer.  I think I'll also go online and see if I can find a little bistro table to put on the porch.  Thank goodness for online shopping. 

A while ago, I saw an ad for copper brownie baking pans that had inserts for cutting the brownies into squares.  This was one of those deals where you could get a second item for just a small extra fee.  So, I bought it, and when it arrived, I gave the second one to Deanne.  She and the girls love to bake.  Yesterday, Janice sent me a photo of the fudge brownies they had just made in the new pan.


Yum!  Yum!  Now doesn't this look scrumptious?  Janice says she'll be over soon to bake me a batch of these delicious fudge brownies in my pan.  She just started a new job at a Five Below store and she loves it.  Hmmm, Pogo and I will have to pop in there one of these days.

Joe had yesterday off, so he went fishing at a couple of the local parks.  When he got home, he sent me a copy of this photo that he took with his phone of a swan family.  This is awesome, Joe.  Thank you so much for sharing. 


Soon, I'll have to start thinking about what to make for supper tonight.  DIL Janet will be coming by after work.  Unless I can think of something really tasty, we'll have Stouffer's Baked Macaroni and Cheese. This is her favorite meal, so I always try to keep a couple of these in the freezer.

Now I'm going to do a bit of blog reading while I  take my nebulizer meds.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Gary Jr.

June 20, 2017

Good morning.  It rained during the night, but it's looking really beautiful outside this morning.  Depending on how I feel today, I may go out to get a haircut.  We'll see how I feel later.

Today is my son Gary Jr's birthday.  I want to wish him a beautiful day filled with peace and happiness.  Happy Birthday, Gary Jr.  I love you.

Yesterday, Dwarf Helen and I went to Walmart with me to do a it of grocery shopping.  Oh the sights you see at Walmart!!  I am always amazed at what some people will wear when they go shopping.  For some reason, it seems that the heavier and wider some women are, their clothes are tighter and shorter than they should be.  Yesterday's lady even found reasons to bend down.  Oh Lord, have mercy!!

Now I'll be the first to admit that I could stand to lose a few pounds, (well, maybe a bit more than that) but yesterday Dwarf Helen and I left Walmart feeling ever so thin and beautiful.  I'm going to feel guilty now eating those doughnuts that I bought. haha.

Yesterday afternoon, I tried to get some new photos of the baby Robins, but the Mama bird was giving me bits of problems.  I think she was getting ready to dive bomb me.  This is the best shot I could get.


This was Mama Robin up in the tree screeching at me.  She really is beautiful.


When Joe came home from work, he took my phone out and got me this photo.  Notice how one of the babies is twice as big as the others.  I think we only have three little ones now.  As you can see, they are starting to look like birds.


Well, Joe just came home from fishing.  He has the day off from work.  Now I have to open the door to the main house and let Pogo go out to get his turkey treat.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Oh, What A Gorgeous Day!

June 19, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another beautiful day here in my little part of New England.  At the moment the sun is hiding behind some clouds, but I'm sure it will be back out soon.  Yesterday, the humidity was wicked high, so I did not get to go shopping.  Today it is still very high, so right now the shopping trip is a maybe.

Lately I've been spending more time doing "Find A Word" puzzles, and less time on my crochet projects.  In the evening, I do try to put one or two rows on the Red, White and Blue afghan, but at this rate it will take quite a while to get it finished. 

Yesterday, Pogo and I sat out on the porch for a while.  There was a lovely breeze, so it was really nice.  We're looking forward to spending more time out there today.  The baby birds will soon be getting ready to try out their wings and I'd love to be able to watch them.

Today I have photos to share of the beautiful rain gauge that Audrey sent to me for Mother's Day.  I set it out a few days ago just before the rain came.  Wow, I didn't realize how much rain we got. 



I also have a photo of the first blooms on the white rose bush.  The flowers are big, so when it rains they tend to droop over. 


Last night, I had a craving for a spinach pizza.  I called up to order one to be delivered but it wasn't enough to meet their delivery minimum so I cancelled my order.  A little while later, Joe said he would go pick up my pizza, so I called and re-ordered.  Oh my, delish!!!

***I just went outside to take some new photos of the baby robins and their Mommy.  I'll post them tomorrow after I crop them.  These babies are growing sooooo fast! 

Now I think I'll finish doing the breakfast dishes and get started on this new day.  On that happy note. I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

June 18, 2017

Good morning.  It's six o'clock and Pogo and I have both had our breakfasts.  It's his fault.  He woke me up awful early and insisted on having something to eat.  By the time I fed him and changed his pee pads, I was a wake and hungry myself.  Ah, the joys of pet-mamahood. 

Today will be another gorgeous day, and according to the weather forecast we should have the next five days with temps between 81 and 84F degrees.  How awesome!  Of course, it remains to be seen.

I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's, step-Dads, fur baby Dads, etc.  Pogo and I wish you an awesome day filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness.

This past Friday, Kevin and Janice came by and finished brushing the sealer on the inside of the porch.  Today it should be dry so that I can put things in their place on the porch.  Then Pogo and I can sit out for a while. 

I'm hoping to get out to the store today to do a bit of grocery shopping.  I don't need very much, but I have run out of a few things.  I also want to see what's available for a smaller table and chair set for the porch.  What I need is a small table to set my coffee cup on. 

I have a few photos to share that I took on Friday.  The first two are of the Robin parent.  I'm not sure if this is Mama or Daddy.  The sun was shining, and the colors of the Robin amidst all the red of the tree is just awesome.



My yard is such a happy place most days.  Here's a photo of the huge bush that greets everyone as they enter our driveway.


And, this year the pink rose tree is covered with lots of beautiful pink blossoms.  It is in front of the living room windows, near the front door to the house.


By my door, I have gorgeous pansies and begonias blossoming and a hanging spider plant.  Can you tell I love being surrounded by flowers and plants?



Friday afternoon I discovered that the brand new battery on my car was dead.  Yup, dead as a door knob!!  Kevin tried to jump start the battery, but it would not cooperate.  SIL Eddie stopped by on his way home from work to see what the problem might be. 

It seems that my battery was not tightened down very well and the cables were also loose.  It's a good thing I did not go anywhere before the battery died.  Eddie did not have his tools with him so he came back yesterday to fix the problem.  Thank you Eddie!

This week I will have to make a trip to the Post Office to buy more stamps.  There will be no mail going out until I do this .  While I'm there, I can mail off a box that I've been meaning to mail out since March.  Hmmm, I'm a tad bit behind this year, but little by little I'm catching up on a few things. 

Next, I think I'll go on-line to order a refrigerator for the main house.  I don't seem to get out long enough to shop for this particular article, so on-line will have to do for now.  I'll probably have to shop somewhere other than Sears because they don't accept credit cards over the phone.  Hmmm, is this something new this year?

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Patterns To Try

June 16, 2017

Good morning.  It's a bit on the cloudy side this morning, but the sun keeps poking out from behind the clouds.  Temps have dropped down into the 60's, and there's a nice breeze.  My plants will definitely love these cooler temps.  I imagine, though, that soon it will be super hot again.  After all, Summer is only days away.

This will be a short post because Kevin and Janice will be coming here shortly.  I did want to share a new pattern book that I bought recently.  This one has doggie crochet sweater patterns.  They don't look too difficult, so I think I may try a couple of these patterns.




Aren't they cute?  That first cover shows a poncho and a matching mat.  My favorite is the Camo sweater on the top right of the last image.  I think I'll try that one first.  After I finish a couple of the projects that I'm working on now, of course.

Sometime today or tomorrow, I really need to go to the bank, and then to the Post Office.  I've run out of stamps and there are still bills to mail out.  Funny, there are always bills to mail out!! haha.

Well, now I need to get dressed before the kids get here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Sean and Bobby

June 15, 2017

Good morning.  Today is another super day like yesterday.  Sunny with a breeze, and temps in the 70's.  It's also a birthday for two of my guys.  My stepson, Sean, and my grandson, Bobby.  Happy Birthday fellas.  I hope you both have an awesome day!!

Yesterday, after doing a couple of really small things, I became wicked tired and had me nap.  So much for our time out on the porch.  So today, I'm not going to do any chores until after I have some time outside on the porch with Pogo. 

Last evening, DIL Janet came by after work, and brought dinner and dessert with her.  Oh my, it was delicious!  We had chicken parmesan with pasta, and chocolate cake cups filled with chocolate, caramel and whipped cream.  Oh, yum, yum, yum!

After we ate our supper, we watched TV, while we crocheted and chatted.  We discussed what she might like to have as an anniversary gift.  Then we went online to find the item and order it.  I usually enjoy going to the garden center at Home Depot with her to let her pick out something for her yard.  But since I can't get out as often now, we did our shopping online.  

You know those fat envelopes that you get from Publishers Clearing House that are full of offerings of things that they hope you will buy?  Well I get a lot of them, and one day I found this item in the envelope.  No, I did not buy it, but it brought back so many wonderful memories of my high school days.


It's a 1949 Ford convertible.  My best friend's boyfriend had a red one, and he used to let us girls use it all the time.  Oh my, such awesome memories come tumbling my way.  Those were very happy days indeed.  And this car looks just as awesome today as it did back then.  After high school, my friend and her boyfriend married.  They were together the rest of their lives.

Here's a photo I took a few days ago of one of the branches on my Red Japanese Maple tree.  If I say it a hundred times, it's not enough.  This tree is just beautiful. 


Father's Day is this weekend, so I made a new quick page for that super guy in your life.  Enjoy.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/0u0zdvsyb9ef6d8/EB_-_QP_2017_-_15.zip

That's all my news for this morning so I'll take my leave here.  Till tomorrow folks, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Welcome Break From The Heat

June 14, 2017

Good morning.  Wow, temps are down substantially today.  About twenty degrees!!  Woo Hoo!  The sun is shining and there's a lovely breeze.  It's going to feel oh so good sitting out on the porch today. 

Yesterday was quite hot, and I went outside a few times to make sure my plants had water.  When the temps get into the 90's, my plants tend to wilt and fall over dead.  Oh no!!  So I keep a bottle of water out on the porch just for the plants.  Needless to say, I have to refill the bottle several times a day.

Today I have photos that I took a few days ago of some of our little yard critters.  They are all really happy when I toss out a bowl of peanuts for them to share.  Aren't they cute? 




I also have a photo of our cat Blackie.  In the evening, he loves to sit on the arm of Joe's chair and have Joe pet him and scratch his head.   Blackie tries so hard to be lovable, and he loves for us to give him lots of attention.  But, then he'll turn around really quick and try to bite us.  We expect this, so we don't get bitten very often anymore.  I think it may have to do with how he was treated before he came to live with us.


******I'm back!  I took a short break to place an order on-line for a birthday gift.  When these bargains come up I have to scoop them up right away.  Birthdays and holidays have a way of sneaking up on me rather quickly and I don't like being unprepared.

This month there are a lot of birthdays and an anniversary.  There are birthdays for my son, my stepson, my granddaughter and my grandson, and Janet and Scott's anniversary.  Goodness, I  think I got them all.  One thing about having a large family is that it gets difficult to remember all the birthdays and anniversaries.  (I had a list, but I lost it)

Now it's time for me to pay some bills before Pogo and I head on out to the porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Parent's Work Is Never Ending

June 13, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining, but today will be another scorcher.  Well, not as hot as the last couple of days, but temps will reach into the 90's.  Then it should drop down about twenty degrees into the 70's for a few days. 

Goodness me, Pogo must be on a diet.  He's refusing to eat his doggie food these past couple of days.  I thought that by the time he got really hungry, he would eat it, but it's just not so.  What's a mom to do?  If only he could talk, he could just say "Mom, I'm not eating today." and I wouldn't even open the can.  I wouldn't be throwing out so much doggie food.  Grrr, grrr!

Today I have photos of our robin family.  I took the two photos of the Mama bird, and Janice took the photos of the babies.  A few days ago, I was standing out by the corner of the porch (trying to get a photo of the babies) and Mama robin was up in the tree, waiting rather nervously for me to leave so that she could feed her babies.  Notice that fat, tasty worm she has in her mouth?  Mmmmmmmm!


Down below, the babies were anxiously waiting for their lunch.  So, being the nice person that I try to be, I went back inside the porch so that Mama robin could tend to her babies.  Janice took these photos for me while the parents were getting ready to dive bomb her.



My goodness, they are so precious.  Feeding these little ones is an all day job and usually there are two robins getting the food and bringing it to the nest.  I am assuming the other robin is the Daddy.  After the babies are fed, I guess it's nap time for the little ones, and a well deserved rest for Mama.


Gosh, I've been sitting here for two hours, typing this post.  But!  I've also been watching "Jewel School" on JTV.com.  They've been showing how to make coils with wire.  They're also showing how to braid the coils and set them on a leather bracelet.  It's really quite interesting.  This program is on every Tuesday for those of you interested in learning this craft.  It's also on next Sunday morning.

Today I'm hobbling around a bit better.  Some of the swelling has gone down and most of the pain has subsided.  So now I'm thinking that before it gets too hot, Pogo and I will go out and sit on the porch for a little while.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Aliens Have Landed!

June 12, 2017

Good morning (for nine more minutes!).  It's been quite the busy weekend here.  On Saturday, I was sitting on my sofa when Pogo ran to the door, barking all the way.  He would not stop so I went to take a look. 

Well my goodness, right outside in the driveway was a spectacular alien of sorts, and Pogo was wanting to get out at it to protect us.  When it started elevating itself off the ground and moving around more, Pogo ran behind me.  Of course he was still barking at it, but it was much safer for him to stay behind me.  I grabbed my phone and took a few photos of our visiting alien.


Well, hello there!  Now where did these come from?  It seems there was a child's birthday party next door, and these balloons got loose and made their way over here.  They only lasted a day before the heat made them shrink, but it was fun while it lasted.

Afterwards, Deanne and Eddie came by and Eddie put my air conditioner in the window.  We're smack dab in the middle of a little heat wave, and this will help me and Pogo be more comfortable.  Eddie said he'd be back another day to install a ceiling fan on the porch.  For now, I can use my little floor fan as soon as I can figure out a way to plug it into an outlet.  Now that the a/c is in the window, maybe I can run an extension cord through there too.

By supper time Saturday evening, my feet were all swollen and I could barely walk.  I soaked them for a while but it did not seem to help.  During the night, my left foot was extremely painful.  I got up and placed an ice bag (inside a towel) on the floor and kept my left foot on it, under it, beside it....whatever it took to help with the pain.  The right foot appeared to be much better, but the left foot was not.

Yesterday morning, it took everything I could muster to take Pogo out to the house so that he could have his turkey treat.  He likes me to sit and hold him while he eats his treat.  I've had this problem before with my feet.  It is sort of like gout, but it is caused by my spine.  Usually it goes away after about a week.  Groan, groan.

Next, we had a new dwarf moving into the house.  So back out to the house I hobbled.  By now I want to scream at people and life for making me have to move about, but it won't do any good.  Once I was done with the new tenant, I made it back to my little place and my chair. 

My friend Ellen called and asked if she might come by for a visit.  I really want to see her so I said okay.  I mean why not?  We can just sit and chat, right?  She brought me an iced coffee from McDonald's (mmm, delicious!!) and we went out on the porch to sit.

Next, the kids (Kevin, Janice and their friend Jay} showed up bearing gifts.  They brought me a new set of Pink Flamigos for my yard.  Now how did they know that I have been wanting a set of these?  Janice set them out in the little garden nearest the porch.  Don't they look super?



They also brought me a box with another batch of those little solar toys that I have on the porch rail.  I'll get some photos of them later to share.  Next, Kevin and Jay took my grocery list and went shopping for me while Janice started planting Dahlia bulbs into the big new pots that I had bought a while ago.  I've had the bulbs for a while, but I'm hoping they still grow. 

When the  boys got back from the market, they brought the groceries in and Janice helped to put them all away,  Have I mentioned how blessed I am?  After the groceries were put away, Kevin took the vacuum cleaner out to the porch, and Ellen, Pogo and I came inside to get out of their way.  The boys vacuumed the whole back half of the porch.  Then they taped off the screen on the back half of the porch and proceeded to paint on the waterproofing sealer that I had bought.  They also hung a new flag that I had bought earlier.  These kids are just awesome!!!



Kevin says he will come back another day and finish sealing the rest of the porch.  When the kids left to go home, I sent one of my porch rocking chairs with them for Deanne's porch.  The chairs are really comfortable but they take up too much room on my porch.  I had to laugh though, because it took a whole container of Bungee cords to tie the chair to the roof on Kevin's car.  It worked though, and they made it home okay.


Yesterday's temps (and today's) soared up into the 90's.  It's been hot, hot, hot!  My foot has been wicked painful, although it's not quite so hurting today.  I'm hobbling around a bit better.  There's a nice breeze outside and my flags are gently waving.  Pogo and I are comfortable.  It's a good day!!

I have more photos to share but I'll save them for another day.  Now I think I'll go see what's for lunch.  Pogo is looking a bit hungry.  haha.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Oh My, New Babies!

June 9, 2019

Good morning.  Tis another beautiful sunny day here in New England.  Much as I'd love to go out shopping, I think I may have to stay close to home today.  Pogo and I went out shopping yesterday with Dwarf Helen and it just about did me in.

Goodness, my head and my mind have all these awesome ideas of things to do, but the body is just not cooperating.  It gets rather frustrating at times.  I'm so used to being able to do whatever I set out to do.  I've always been a very busy person.  Now it takes a lot of effort to just sit in a chair.  Go figure!

Yesterday, we had a wonderful time browsing through a warehouse store.  (they seem to have a bit of most everything)   On the way home, we stopped by McDonalds for lunch and Pogo had his usual double hamburger.    I bought extra French fries to feed to the birds.  There's always a flock of hungry seagulls near a restaurant.

When we got home, and I rested a bit, I went out to check on the robin's nest.  Woo Hoo!  The eggs have hatched!  Wow!  I can see Mama robin taking things to the nest, but I'm too far to get a decent photo.  Besides, when she notices me, she either flies away or covers her babies with her body.

When Joe got home from work, I asked him to get a photo with my phone.  This is our best photo for now.  I'll keep trying.  The babies look like a blur of orangey brown colored feathers.  One little bird has his head up enough that you can make it out.  (on the left side of the nest)


The new tick spray that I ordered for Pogo arrived, so today I'll get to try it out.  It's supposed to be safe for cats and dogs of all ages, and can be used on their bedding.  It contains no harsh chemicals or drugs.  (Made in Austin, Texas)  Here's hoping it works.


Ah, Pogo just took off running to the storm door.  He saw the mail truck going down the street (the opposite direction from us) so now he knows that the mailman will be here in a little while.  Barking at the mailman is one of the highlights of Pogo's day.

Now I'm going to take my Nebulizer meds and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Looks Like A Great Day For Shopping

June 8, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining and it's looking like a beautiful day outside.  Temps are supposed to get up into the low seventies.  With a little luck, maybe Pogo and I can get out to do a bit of shopping later today.  I need to pick up a few things for the house.  (plus it would be nice to get out for a while)

 I have some cute photos to share today.  As I was passing by the kitchen window yesterday, I looked out to see if  any birds were at the bird feeder.  Then I noticed a dinner guest down below the feeder, hidden among the plants and the grass.  He was feasting on all the seeds that the birds had been dropping.




This little squirrel knows that he'll be shooed away from the bird feeder, so he decides it's much better to dine in a place where he won't be easily spotted, and the food is plentiful.  Such a smart little fellow!

Has anyone noticed that this is the time of year when all sorts of strange bugs come out?  Gosh, I can't stand them!  I don't like bugs and flies.  Pogo doesn't like them either.  Sometimes Pogo gets all sort of paranoid when there is a fly buzzing around.  It makes me wonder about the awful conditions he had to live in before he came to me. 

Right now, my little guy is next to me on the sofa, all snuggled up in his big fuzzy blanket.  A few days ago, I put his blanket in the washer, and he did not rest well until after it was dried and I brought it back to the sofa.  Naturally, he had to check it all out to make sure I hadn't done anything (other than clean it) to it. 

Well that's about all my news for today.  I'm thinking that I should get dressed and probably head out to my car.  I have a shopping list all ready, and Pogo is raring to go!  So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Rain Has Stopped. Yeah!

June 7, 2017

Good morning.  The rain has stopped and the sun is trying very hard to come out and warm us all up.  Would you believe?  Today's theme on "Bubble Guppies" is all about rain and how important it is.  Goodness, talk about timely!

I know, don't say it.  What's an old lady like me doing watching Bubbly Guppies?  Well, the TV was on, and the program just came on and I'm too lazy (or pre-occupied) to go over and change the station.  Besides, the program is rather cute.  No violence or smut, just fun songs and things to learn.

Well, yesterday was another of those "what in the world did I do all day" days.  Aside from playing on my laptop, I can't think of anything else that I did.  Well, I did put a couple more rows on the Red, White and Blue afghan, I paid taxes, fed the birds and washed some dishes.  So I guess my day was full.  Sort of.  haha.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  For this one, I was inspired by the all the rain that we've been having lately.  I hope you can use it.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/8wuzv3lc7of4dt7/EB_-_QP_2017_-_14.zip

Well, there's not much news for today so I think I'll take my leave here.  Soon it will be lunch time and I'll have to find something tasty for Pogo.  And me too!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Baking For One Can Be Tasty

June 6, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another gray, wet day but the weatherman promises warmer temps and sunshine as soon as tomorrow.  Gosh, I hope so.  The rain is good, but I need the warmth of the sun to build up some energy.  The older I get, the more sun I need it.

Yesterday Kevin and Janicee came by and Kevin raked up all the tall grasses that Joe had cut down on Sunday.  The rain had let up a bit, but I guess cutting all that tall grass spread out a lot of new allergens.  Poor Kevin, I felt so bad for him.  I'll have to remember not to have him doing any yard work when the allergens are high. 

Once the kids left, I crocheted for a while, then had a nap.  Goodness, it seems like taking naps and figuring out what to make for supper are becoming my new daily projects.  Pogo and I were so hoping to get out shopping but we're waiting for a warm sunny day.  So maybe later this week?

Last week when I went grocery shopping, I thought I would try a new product.  Duncan Hines has muffin and cake mixes called "Perfect Size For 1."  I bought a box of Chocolate Lovers cake mix and a box of Blueberry Muffin mix.  You make these in a coffee mug, and it only takes one minute and ten seconds to bake in the microwave.



That first night, I made the chocolate cake.  Oh my, yum yum!  Two different mornings, I've made the blueberry muffin to have with my coffee.  What can I say?  Absolutely delicious!!  I recommend these for anyone who doesn't want to make a whole cake or a whole batch of muffins.  For folks like me, the whole cake or batch is just too much.  These are perfect.

Today I think I'll play on my laptop for a while.  I have a couple new kits that I'd like to try, and I have some ideas for quick pages.  Fathers Day and the start of summer will be here soon, along with new photos needing to be scrapped.  Plus I have another kit to re-package and post.  I guess I have enough to keep me busy all day. 

It's raining, and all my little birds are congregating near my porch to let me know that the bird feeder is empty.  I just took a few minutes out to go outside and fill up the feeder.  While I was out there, I looked over to see if mama Robin was on her nest, and she was. 

 Well, the morning is quickly disappearing, and I'm wanting to play a bit on my laptop.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 5, 2017

A Day Full Of Blessings

June 5, 2017

Good morning. Well, tis gray and wet outside, but I did wake up so it's still a great day.  There are big puddles everywhere, and the birds and little critters love to splash around in them.  Enjoy little ones, the sun will come out in a couple of days and the puddles will be gone.

Well, yesterday turned out to be quite the day.  In the morning, Joe worked on the lawn tractor, getting it ready to start mowing down our grass fields (lawn areas).  One of our resident robins was keeping an eye on him, and she was becoming quite agitated.  I thought she might have a nest nearby, so I started looking around.

We keep the tractor covered up near the corner of the shed.  Just a few feet away, I spotted something on the shed window sill and asked Joe to check it out.  Sure enough, there was a nest tucked into the window sill, and there are five beautiful blue eggs inside it.


As soon as Joe drove the tractor around to the other side of the house, our Mama Robin flew to her nest and got inside to protect her eggs.  Thank goodness my little camera has a nice zoom on it.  I was able to get this photo while standing by the corner of my porch.


I am so excited about all this because even though there are several robins in my yard, I've never seen any of their nests or eggs.  Here's hoping that all five of these eggs hatch.  I can't wait to watch them grow.

 Later, I was browsing around on Facebook, and came across a posting that said it was my cousin David's birthday.  So, I left a Happy Birthday wish in the comments.  Later his wife, Linda, left a comment, "Who are you?"  Mind you, I have not seen this cousin since he was just a very little boy.  So I know nothing about his life or where he lives.  Nothing. 

So I answered the comment with "I'm his cousin."  I gave my phone number and asked Linda to call me.  Later, she did and we had a wonderful conversation.  Linda has been researching family records, trying to learn as much as she can about their family histories.  I told her about my book "300 Years of Louds in America".  She went on Amazon and found the book there so she ordered it.  Just wait till her book arrives.  She and David are going to love it!


We exchanged emails and addresses so that we can keep in touch.  I have to tell you folks, that this is exciting.  My brother and I went our whole lives without cousins and aunts and uncles, even though we came from a very large extended family.  So to be able to connect with parts of this family is exciting.  Over the years, I've been able to find a couple cousins, an uncle (Fred) and an aunt. (Lucy)

Both Fred and Lucy are gone now.  It would be nice to meet up with a few more members of my family while I'm still here.  Here's a photo of David and Linda.  (Linda posted it on FB and I downloaded it)  David, I hope you had an awesome birthday.


Last night, for supper, I opened a can of corned beef hash (which I haven't had for a long time) and cooked it with a couple of fried eggs.  Oh my, delicious!  Pogo did not want any of this, so I ate his share too and gave him a plate of doggie food. 

Now it's time to find something to keep me busy today.  Haha.  There is always something to do to keep me busy.  It's a matter of whether or not I'll do it!!!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.