July 10, 2017
Good morning. And wowie, what a gorgeous day it is! The sun is shining, there's a nice breeze and temps are working their way up to the upper eighties. Just a perfect summer day. I love it!
Well, I did not get to go grocery shopping again, but that's okay. I'm going tomorrow and Dwarf Helen says she will go with me. Instead, I spent some time cleaning out the computer room. Actually, I should call it the "catch all" room. It's a slow process because everything I pick up leads me somewhere else.
I did, however, uncover a pile of photos and spent some time going through them and reliving some wonderful memories. I copied a few of the photos to share here once they are cropped.
Folks, you're not going to believe this but my TV is rebooting again!!!!! I hope I'm not going to have go through this mess all over again. Aye yi yi !
While going through things yesterday, I uncovered an old, but much loved issue of a magazine and I decided not to toss it out. Instead, I started looking through it and got excited about a new project that I might try later this year. (Can't tell you about it now, just in case I don't get to do it.)
This issue was a Special Premier issue magazine for Computer and Photo Crafting. (Issue Number 1, 2000) Sad to say, I was never able to get a subscription, and I was never able to find another issue. This is the magazine where I got the instructions for making my photo dolls (many years ago).
So, yesterday, I spent several hours looking up and calling (or trying to) the magazine and many of the web sites and blogs that are advertised in the magazine. Would you believe that none of any of the places that I called are still in existence?
I'm not sure why the magazine stopped publishing. It is chock full of wonderful craft ideas. As far as I know, this was the only issue to be published. If any of you is interested, you can still find a used copy on Amazon. I wouldn't wait very long, as I only found three or four copies available.
I have an updated photo of "Chia Donald" for you. There's lots more green showing now.
Every now and then, I try putting a few more rows on the scarlet scarf and hat set, but the going is really slow. The yarn I'm using (Brand name is Big Twist) keeps splitting and I have to keep ripping out work and doing it over. The splits are sometimes hard to see until you get way past them. I doubt I'll be buying this brand of yarn again anytime soon.
Today will be more like yesterday. I'll spend a few hours in the computer room, and a few hours out on the porch with Pogo. In between maybe I'll wash a few dishes or chase a few dust bunnies around. Well, at least that's the plan.
I'm still waiting for the contractor to get back to me about when they can start the repair work on the driveway. I guess they aren't in much of a hurry for new business. I've just left another message on their answering machine. Supposedly they have a secretary, but she never answers the phone in person. Hmmm, strange!
Before I take my leave, let me share a photo of my welcome planter that sits out in the yard to welcome my company. It's beginning to fade a bit, but it is still pretty.
That's all my news for today. It's time to get busy around here now. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.
Hugs, Edna B.