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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Enough With The Snow! We Want Spring!

February 28, 2019

Good morning.  Tis snowing still.  It started early last evening and it hasn't stopped.  The flakes are getting bigger and there's more of them than there was an hour ago.  This is not funny.  I had to go out today to do errands and now I can't.  My car is up to its elbows in snow. 

Well, that decides what I am doing today.  I will get out my suitcase and start the packing process.  I will finish getting the mailer box ready and maybe Joe will take it to the Post Office for me later.  If not, it will get mailed tomorrow.  It also means that tomorrow I have to go get my shingles shot, and go to the Town Hall to get Pogo's license, snow or no snow.

DIL Janet came by yesterday after work and brought a bag full of goodies for our dessert.  Inside the bag was a box of scrumptious fudge brownies, and two smaller boxes each one holding a large cupcake.  I will post a photo of the cupcake that I ate last night, and I'll save the other photo to tempt your taste buds tomorrow. 

How's this for a gorgeous cupcake?  It's called an Heirloom Cupcake.  Yum! Yum!  And it is a BIG cupcake!  (Yup, more than $5 for one cupcake!)



The other cupcake is just as gorgeous, but I'll save that photo for tomorrow.  I know, I am so bad sometimes! 

I have been diligently working on my tax stuff.  Well, sort of.  I can comfortably set it aside while I pack.  While I have been sitting on the sofa with my tax stuff all around me, my awesome little Pogo has been right here with me. 


Yup, that bunched up blanket is my little guy.  I mean, he is inside that pile of blanket.  He bunched it all up then crawled inside it and went to sleep.  You can see a pile of my tax stuff next to him.  He got as close to me as he could before making his nap nest.  You just gotta love this kid!

One of the dwarfs is home today, so he went out and shoveled a path to my doorstep so that the mailman can get to me.  As I look out my door, it looks if the snow is not coming down quite as heavily as it was a while ago.  There's only half as many flakes coming down, and they are half the size as before.  I hope this is a good sign. 

Last night I finally got some decent sleep.  I did wake up a couple times, but I was able to get back to sleep.  Hopefully, this is the end of being awake all through the night.  I think maybe the fact that my tax stuff is almost done has a lot to do with this. 

I have a lot to do today so I think I'll be going now.  First I'd like to leave you with a bit of wisdom that I borrowed from the web.  I hope this tickles your funny bone.

 
I'm off now, so till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
 
Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Go Away, Old Man Winter!

February 27, 2019

Good morning.  Dang already, it's cold!  Too cold for me!  Oh wow, we're up to 14F degrees already!  (it was 3F degrees this morning when I got up.)  With the wind chill factor, it feels like 1F degree.  We have snow coming tonight and tomorrow.  Hasn't anyone told Old Man Winter that it's time for him to back off and go into hibernation?

Folks, I know I shouldn't complain about the cold weather because so many folks across the country are having it so much worse.  Some of the pictures they are showing on the Weather Channel are heart breaking.  When I see what some folks are going through with their horrible weather, I guess I can deal with my popsicle feet a little while longer. 

p.s.  Whatever happened to that early Spring that the ground hog forecasted?

Well, I spent a good amount of time yesterday working on my tax stuff.  Ever wonder why it takes me so long to throw some papers in an envelope for the accountant?  Well, because my house is a rooming house, my tax stuff goes into lots of detail.  I have to account for every cent spent and earned during the year.  I did total all the columns of the bills, taxes, etc.  Now I have to go through all the miscellaneous receipts, break it all down into columns, and total them.  (I have a bad habit of misplacing or losing receipts, etc, which is why this whole process is so horrible.)

Once I have all these figures put into columns and totaled, I can give them to my accountant.  Then he can figure out just what and how much is allowed for deductions, etc, etc.  He charges an arm and a leg to do this, but there is no way I can do it myself. 

I bought the new "Trump Tax Cut" book.  It came yesterday and I took some time to look through it.  I could understand a lot of it, but there's no way I could apply anything I understood to my tax forms.  So I guess that's why the accountant gets paid so much.  I did call the accountant yesterday to make an appointment to bring all my tax stuff to him.  My appointment is a week after I get back from Florida. 

Well, I was going to go out tomorrow to do some errands and get my shingles shot, but if it's snowing I think I'll have to wait until Friday.  We'll just have to wait and see.  If the roads are clear, I'll try to get these things done tomorrow.  I need Friday to pack my carry on bag and my suitcase. 

I looked up some medical supply places in Kissimmee and there is one not too far from our resort that will deliver.  So, today, I'll give them a call to see about renting a walker with a basket.  This way I won't have to take my walker or the stroller with me on the plane.  This would be helpful.

Today I have some more of SIL Mac's photos from the Aquarium.  I don't know a lot about fish, but is that scary looking one in the last photo a Catfish?   Wow, it looks as big as an alligator!




I read in the newspaper yesterday that Facebook is in all kinds of new trouble for sharing lots of folks' information.  Thank goodness I'm not in the habit of sharing my daily everything on Facebook.  I do love to peek in every now and then to see what is happening with everyone.  It would be a shame if it ever had to shutdown.

Here's a little goodie I found on Facebook and borrowed to share here with you.  I did not know that Bea Arthur had been in the Marines.  Wow, very interesting indeed!  Thank you for your service Ms. Arthur.


Today I have a new quick page for you.  It's been cold for too long so I'm thinking Spring. 


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ej5q5vw88jtqr32/EB_-_QP_2019_-_17.zip/file

Today I'm going to get that mailer box packed and ready to be shipped.  Then I want to try to fit everything in my new carry bag to see if it will fit okay or if I need to dig out my old carry on bag.  My daughter Deanne is going to be coming by around noon time, so I'm looking forward to spending some time with her. 

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before jumping back into all this fun tax and packing stuff.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Nature and Animals Are Beautiful. Take Care Of Them.

February 26, 2019

Good morning.  The forecast for today is sunny with temps in the upper twenties.  It is now 22F degrees.  We have a wind advisory until 5 p.m. today.  I wonder what that means?  The wind blew like crazy all day yesterday and last night, and that was while we had severe storm warnings. 

I can't spend a lot of time on my laptop today because I still have so much to do.  I got a call last evening from WalMart to let me know that the Shingles shot was available and did I still want it.  Of course I said yes!  So I need to go by there in the next couple of days to get my shot.  I was lucky with my bout with Shingles, but I may not be as lucky should I get it again.

Today I'm going to share some photos that my SIL Mac took at his recent visit to an aquarium in Japan.  There are quite a few photos, so I'll share a few each day. 





You know, we have a fabulous Aquarium here in Boston, and shame on me but I've never even visited it.  One of these days I'll have to go there.

This morning I watched a program on Animal Rescue about how a dying sea turtle was rescued.  The turtle had been hit by boat propellers and a large chunk of its shell was torn out.  The shell had two different types of infections, and it did not look as though the turtle would survive.  However, after almost two years of medical care, surgeries and loving care, the turtle was finally well enough to be released back into the ocean. 

Right now, the rescue team is trying to rescue a pair of rare baby Blue Hyacinth Parrots that are stuck in mud.  The rains had gotten into their nest in a tree trunk and created lots of thick mud at the bottom of the nest.  Sadly, the babies were stuck in this mud and were dying.  The rescue team got the babies out of the muddy nest and took them back to heir clinic to see what they could do to keep them alive.  These birds are on the endangered species list. 

The rescue team then went back to the forest to the tree nest where these birds came from, and they filled in the bottom of the nest  (inside the tree).  They fixed it so that any more rain getting in would not make mud and hurt the babies.  Once the babies were well enough to be returned to their nest, the rescue team took them back to the forest and placed them in the nest.  In a very short while, the parent parrots flew back to the nest to check out their babies. 

I love this type of program.  As humans, we need to take care of our animals.  We need them and they need us.  Oh wow, now the rescue team is trying to save a dog caught in a canal from drowning.  The dog cannot get out of the water.  The dog realizes that the men are trying to help, and together they are able to rescue this beautiful dog.  Programs like this make my heart very happy.

Gosh, I've been gabbier than I meant to be.  Before I go let me share this funny story that I found on the web. 


I hope starts your day off with a chuckle.  Now I must get going or I won't get anything done.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 25, 2019

There's A Mouse In The House!

February 25, 2019

Good morning.  Well, I've been up for a few hours.  Around 4:30 a.m. I just couldn't get back to sleep so I decided I may as well get up and try to do a few things.  So I did just that.  The ink that I had ordered for the printer arrived yesterday, so I installed it in the printer.  Then I printed off a couple mailing labels, a few crochet patterns and copies of my upcoming itinerary. 

Next, I had to re-package a few items that I need to return for exchange.  This took a while.  I had to make sure the right label went to the right item.  Plus, I'm a real picky packager.  After the packages were ready for mailing, I got my mailer box started.  I need this box ready for mailing by Thursday.

Yesterday I didn't get to do everything I had planned on doing.  Backing up my laptop took all afternoon.  I back it up in sections, each section in a labeled folder.  It took a while, but at least it is done.

There is a mouse that has come into the house and he is loving my bread, and anything else that I leave out on the counter.  Last week, I opened three new loaves of bread.  (one at a time, of course)  Loaf 1 - I got to eat just a few pieces of the bread before Mr. Mouse ate holes in the bag.  Loaf 2 - I didn't even get one piece of bread from this loaf.  I forgot to put it in the fridge, and Mr. Mouse tunneled a nice hole in the bottom of the bag. 

Loaf  3 - I'm enjoying this one.  When I'm not using it, I put it in the fridge or in the microwave.  I have a garbage container on the counter and it is covered, but Mr. Mouse has decided to eat this now that he can't have my bread.  Last night, I started putting the garbage container in the fridge.  I swear, this mouse is trying to drive me to drink! 

Now that would be something!  It takes me all year to drink a six pack of beer when I'm really in a drinking mood.  Can you imagine if I have to start buying a six pack every six months?  AA, here I come!  Just kidding.  One can of beer and I can have a nice nap. When we go to the Cabaret for an evening, I order a bottle of Sam Adams Light and a glass of ice cubes.  About two hours later, I ask for more ice cubes.  At the end of the evening (about four hours later), there is still some beer in my glass when I leave.  (if I'm driving, I order Coke)

We are having storm warnings here until seven o'clock tonight.  It's a bit windy outside.  No matter, today I have to work on the wicked tax stuff.  I'd like to have some columns done and totaled by tonight.  groan, groan, groan!

Ah, but next week!  Pogo and I will be in sunny Florida with Beth and Audrey.  The first thing I want to do, aside from grocery shopping, is to visit Orange World.  I love that store, plus there is a really nice flea market behind it.  I love that flea market too!


After a day of trekking around the flea market, I will put on one of my new mu mu dresses and take my crocheting out to my little screened in patio and get comfy.  My condo is close to everything I need, yet it offers privacy.

Here's a photo of the view from my patio.  The white fence over on the left goes to the computer room and the swimming pool and hot tub.  A little to the right of the fence you can see the open door to the laundry room.  Around the corner from there is the main office.  Very convenient indeed!


I think I'd like to visit Old Town again too.  They have some really neat shops there.  I found a tee shirt in one of the shops that I liked, but I didn't buy it.  I should have.  I have someone in mind who would like to have it.  Isn't this cute?


There's an advertisement on the TV featuring a bunch of children.  I don't know what they were selling because I was looking at one of the little girls.  Her ears stick straight out on either side of her head.  They look like Dumbo ears.  Oh my, that poor little girl!

Enough of my babble.  I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before starting in on the wicked "T" stuff.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Got Lots To Do This Week

February 24, 2019

Good morning.  Today is a bit cloudy and wet.  Temp is 28F degrees, headed for possibly 40F degrees later today.  The weather forecast calls for a rainy day.  This will keep the ducks happy (hahaha) and at least it's not snow. 

Well, yesterday I worked on the taxes for a while.  I'm making dents.  Not enough to be called done, but getting there.  Daughter Deanne came by and we had a really nice visit.  While she was here, she updated my Net 10 Hot Spot (that I bought last winter).  We bought a new thirty day card.  This way I'll have my own Wi-Fi while I'm in Florida. 

When I get home from vacation, I'll look into other programs for the Net 10 to see which one is the most cost effective.  This is a handy little gadget to have when you are away from home and need reliable Wi-Fi. 

This week, Deanne will set up my extra Amazon Fire Box so that I can take it to Florida with me.  This way I'll have a much better choice of programs to watch on TV.  The resort's cable only offers a few channels. 

Today I will start getting my "mailer box" filled.  I think I'll mail it on Thursday.  That way it will get to me by Monday.  I can't believe how quickly I'm running out of time to get all these things done before I leave. 

I don't have any new photos to share so I've dug into my archives for a couple photos that I took seven years ago.  This first photo was taken at 6:30 n the evening on the 24th of February. 


The rain must have changed over to snow because this next photo was taken the next morning (February 25) at 8:30.  Wow, quite a difference!


I like looking back at these older photos to see the difference in the weather then and today.  It was wet then and wet today.  As long as tomorrow does not bring the snow, I'll be happy.

I'm thinking that today I really should do another backup on my laptop.  Just because!  I was going to spend some time working on quick pages but I think the backup is more important.  While everything is backing up, I can be working on my taxes.  I have just six days to get them ready for my accountant.   I will call him tomorrow to make an appointment to see him in March. 

Another thing that I did on Friday was to call the insurance broker to find out when they will be sending me the bill for my house insurance.  They are rather slack because every year I have to call and ask for this bill.  It's sad because the bill is due on March 1. 

Well, they said they will send the bill right away.  Meanwhile I had to tell them that I have already spent all the money on fixing the furnace, so would they give me an extension on the due date.  They said no problem.  I'll send them half of the money this week, and the rest the end of March.  They said I could wait till the middle of April if I needed to.  Awesome!  Another weight lifted!

Today I have another new quick page for you.  This one is just a bit of whimsy.  Nature's kids are enjoying a warm, sunny Spring day.  Have you noticed?  I'm trying to think Spring in hopes of hurrying it along.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/1ijuhnb5i89iuq5/EB_-_QP_2019_-_16.zip/file

This morning I've been watching Jewel School on JTV.  Today they are featuring bead stringing projects.  While they are selling all the things you need for these projects, they are showing you how to do the bead stringing.  They also demonstrated how to crochet the beads into really pretty necklaces.  Hmmm, really interesting!

Enough of my babble.  I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before getting started on today's chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 22, 2019

So Much To Do, So Little Time

February 22, 2019

Good morning.  The temperature is 33F degrees, but may get up to 41F degrees later today.   The sun keeps peeking in on us, so it's looking pretty nice outside.  Except for the snow and ice on the ground. 

It's almost eight o'clock and I've been up for hours.  As long as I was awake, I thought I might print out a few things that need to be printed.  Itinerary, patterns, that sort of thing.  Well, I got one copy of a pattern printed, then I ran out of two colors.  If any of the colors are running out, you can't print. 

So I had to go on Amazon and order the two inks.  Thank goodness they still carry the ink.  My printer is quite old.  One of these days I'll get a new one, but for now this one will do.  It has served me well for quite some time.  My only fault with it is that the ink is getting difficult to buy.

My laptop is getting old too, but I procrastinate because I'm not ready to have to learn Windows 10.  I like things running the way they do now.  Of course, I know that in the near future, I'll have no choice but to get a new one and learn how to use it. 

I can't believe how quickly time has flown by.  It's only one week till Pogo and I are off to Florida.  Gosh, I have so much to do still.  Ah well, what gets done, gets done.  It will have to do.  Opening night for the Spring production at the Paris Cabaret is the night before we leave.  I'm thinking that I'd like to go that night.  They will be doing "The King And I." 

The beginning of next week I really must get over to the Town Hall to get Pogo's new license tag.  Every year, I get his health travel letter and his license tag, and the airline so far has never asked to see them.  The one year I don't have them will be the year they ask to see them. 

I just realized that I haven't had my coffee or breakfast yet.  Pogo had his breakfast hours ago, but I've been too busy to make mine.  So I think I'll take a few minutes here to make a cup of coffee. 

***I'm back.  Oh my, that coffee tastes soooo good!  I made a breakfast sandwich too.  Yum!  I'm thinking that today might be a productive day for me.  I hope so because I have a mountain of things to get done today. 

As soon as I woke up this morning, I put the SHOP LC program on.  Today is "under $10 Friday" and they have been featuring quite a variety of products.  It's not all jewelry.  But some of the gemstone bead jewelry that they've shown is really beautiful.  I'm waiting for them to bring on some dinosaur stuff.  I have two little great granddaughters who love dinosaurs.  One of them is also into trucks and cars too.  So far, I haven't seen any of these either. 

This weekend I want to pack a box with Pogo's pee pads and maybe some craft stuff.  I'll mail this box probably around Wednesday or Thursday to myself in Florida.  This will save me some room in my suitcase and my carryon. 

Here's another pretty pattern I found on the web.  This one is called Larksfoot Stitch pattern.  You can find it on Naztazia.com.


Here's a couple more signs that I thought were rather funny.  Especially the first one.  It reminds me of Dean Martin's song "That's Amore."


Today I have to be careful about watching for the mailman.  I have a batch of bills that need to go out in the mail, and I missed him yesterday.  If I don't catch him today, I'll have to take these bills to the Post Office later today. 

Now I think I want to do a bit of blog reading before I get started on my chores for today.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Only Ten More Days Till Vacation!

February 21, 2019

Good morning.  It's only five thirty, not time for daylight yet.  We have more snow in the yard, but it's supposed to be turning to freezing rain soon (if it hasn't already).  Pogo and I have already had our breakfast, and now he is sleeping again. 

Hmmm, I may join him and go back to bed when I finish posting today.  When I get up, I will have to tackle the tax stuff again.  I did not work on them yesterday.  So today I will have to, like it or not.  I want to get these close to finished this week so that next week I can concentrate on packing.

I need time to decide which craft things to take with me, and then to figure out how to pack them so that they don't take up too much space in my suitcase.  I'm not taking a lot of clothes because I'd like to buy a couple new outfits while I'm there in Florida.  I'm hoping that the new summer outfits are already in the stores there. 

Last night, DIL Janet came by and she brought dessert with her.  This time she got an assortment of fudge brownies.  Oh yum!  And yes, I took some out to share with the dwarfs.  That's why Janet buys so many.  It's so we can share.  We had snow and freezing rain coming, so Janet had to leave fairly early to get home before the roads got slippery.

Speaking of snow, let me show you a cute photo of the snowman that Deanne made on her porch a couple days ago.  Isn't he just the cutest snowman?


I found a new crochet pattern for a shawl online and downloaded it.  It think I'd like to try this one.  It's really pretty.  You can go to http://naztazia.com and find lots of beautiful free patterns.


Today I will have to call my insurance broker to find out when they are planning on sending me the bill for my house insurance.  It is due in less than two weeks and it is not a tiny bill.  Every year, I have to call them at the last minute to have the bill mailed out to me.  I'm not sure why this is.  I would think they would want to give the customer a few weeks to pay the bill.

I'm starting to get a bit tired now so I think I'll take a small nap before tackling the tax stuff.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Oh What A Beautiful Moon

February 20, 2019

Good morning.  It's six o'clock and I feel like I've been up for hours.  Sadly, I fell asleep very early last night and when I woke up around one thirty in the morning, I was wide awake.  Pogo woke up too so we played for a while.  Around four thirty, I remembered about the moon.  So I put my coat on and grabbed my camera and went out on the porch to photograph the moon. 

Well, I tried.  Sad to say, the battery in my camera was dead.  And my two spares were dead too.  So I plugged one of them on the charger for a while, long enough to get enough of a charge to be able to use the camera.  Around five o'clock, I went back outside to take some photos. 

It was cold!  Only thirteen degrees.  I took a few quick photos and came right back indoors.  I did manage to get a couple photos that I can share. 



That's the best I could do considering it was too cold to stay out very long.  Plus it was dark and I couldn't read the settings on my camera.  So I set it on Auto before going outside and hoped for the best.

Well, yesterday I finally bit the bullet and dug out all my tax stuff and sorted everything into piles.  Then I had a nice visit with my daughter Deanne.  While she was here, she took care of the weather app on my phone.  Now I can look up the weather again.  PLUS, she brought me a plate of lasagna.  You know I ate that for my supper.  Yum yum! 

Today I will start making columns (of house expenses) and then totaling everything.  I will get to use my new calculator that I bought last winter especially for my taxes.  I like the kind that has a roll of paper on it so that I can easily check for mistakes.  Digital just does not work for me. 

I may even set aside a couple hours to play on my laptop.  I'd like to make a few more quick pages, at least enough for a couple of weeks.  Next week I have so much to do.  It's time to get out the suitcase and start packing it.  I also have to practice packing my carry on bag in order to make sure it's not too heavy.  I have to keep the extra battery for my portable oxygen in my carry on or the airline won't let me use my oxygen on the plane. 

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one is a bit whimsical.  Even all our little critters are looking forward to Spring and its warmer temps.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/kijg5caie3293k7/EB_-_QP_2019_-_15.zip/file

It would be nice if I had an extra plug (for charging the oxygen) an an extra plug that goes in the car.  I doubt if Lincare (the oxygen supplier) would give me these extra plugs.  I'll go online later to see if they can be purchased. 

My little telephone/address book is getting quite shabby.  I did buy a new one, so I think I'll pack both books and maybe transfer everything over to the new book while I'm on vacation. 

Pogo is starting to make "I'm hungry" noises so I guess it's time for me to get busy and feed my little guy.   So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Can't Wait For Winter To Be Over

February 19, 2019

Good morning.  It's sunny and cold here.  The weather app on my phone isn't working so I don't know just how cold it is.  I'm not sure why the darn thing stopped working, and I've tried everything I can think of to fix it.  Nothing has worked.  I guess my next step will be to unstill it, wait a bit, then re-install it.

Sleep was patchy last night so I slept as late as I dared this morning.  I finally got up to give Pogo his medicine and make us breakfast.  Now that his little belly is full, Pogo is sleeping soundly on the sofa.  I'm glad to see his normal appetite coming back.  It was off for a couple days after his doctor appointment and grooming. 

This afternoon Pogo has to have a medicated bath.  After lunch, I'll turn on the little heater and keep it near the sofa so that he doesn't catch a cold.  I would hate for him to get sick this close to vacation time. 

Gosh, I'm running out of time to get everything done before we leave for Florida.  Too bad there isn't a magic energy potion that I could take to keep me moving long enough to finish everything.  The older I get, the more I need that potion. 

I need to go to the Post Office to mail a box but if I go out I won't get to do anything here.  Maybe Joe will go for me later today.  I'll ask him when he gets home.  He is going with me to BJ's later this week to buy some new mattresses.  I have to replace one, and I'll get two more to put upstairs in the storeroom for future use.

I just turned on the Weather Channel.  It says that the temp is 23F degrees, and may get up to the low thirties later today.  I hope we can get all the yucky weather out of the way before Pogo and I have to board that plane.  I don't like delays at the airport. 

The news about this year's Flu season is not good news.  About 80,000 people died during the 2017-2018 Flu season.  I'll repeat myself -- PLEASE GET YOUR FLU SHOT.  Please don't be a statistic from this Flu season.  If you do catch the flu, stay home away from other people.  Don't be spreading your germs around.

Today I have a couple more coloring pages from Dover Publications.  Relax and have some fun with them.



Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before I get started doing things around here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Presidents' Day

February 18, 2019

Good morning.  Happy Presidents' Day.  Well, I looked out the window during the night and found everything covered with snow.  It's still snowing.  Joe has just finished cleaning the whole driveway but I'm thinking that in a few hours it will be needing to be cleaned again.  The weatherman says the snow might stop tonight. 

I've been watching the Weather Channel and it looks like this wicked stormy weather is coast to coast.  Sadly, there will be more flooding in places than just cannot hold any more water.  I wonder just how different things would be if we had built water pipe lines.

Well, for some reason, the SHOP LC TV station did not air here yesterday.  Bummer!  Of course they are on the air today, but there's no Imperial Topaz.  I know, I know, I'll live.  But I really wanted to see that program.  Wednesday they will be featuring Emeraldine Quartz.  This is a gorgeous green quartz that looks like emeralds. 

I was getting ready to leave a comment on Facebook last night when I noticed some person's photo of their little dog.  I had to look twice because this little dog could be a twin to my Pogo.  Its face, stand up ears and its coloring pattern  look just my little guy.  I borrowed the photo to show you what I mean. 


What do you think?  Wouldn't this make you look twice too?  It makes me wonder if this little dog is related to my Pogo. 

I have another recipe for you.  This one is for a Body Scrub.  If you try it, let me know how you like it.


I have a sink full of dishes waiting for me to tend to them.  Sadly, my dishwasher doesn't want to work today.  (my hands!)  Alas, it must be done.  I'd rather be doing laundry. 

Ah well, I think I'd best head on over to the kitchen sink.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Just A Few More Weeks Till Spring!

February 17, 2019

Good morning.  It's too early for the day to break, but I may as well get started on this new day.  My sleeping patterns are not doing so good lately.  I'm hoping that the warm weather will help to improve this.  Just a few more weeks and it will be Spring.  Woo Hoo! 

I did really good not spending any money yesterday on that new shopping channel.  They were featuring Turquoise jewelry and I was looking forward to watching it.  Well, Dang!  It was not broadcast in my area yesterday!  How can they do this to me?  It's not nice to be mean to old ladies!

Let's hope they do broadcast today's show on Imperial Topaz.  I really do want to watch this one.  I just may have to watch it on the app on my cell phone if it doesn't air on my TV.  It will definitely look much better on the big TV screen, but beggars can't be choosy.  (That's a phrase from many moons ago)

My friend Kathy (Pogo's groomer) posted a photo of her doggies on Facebook and I just had to borrow the photo to share with you.  These are three of the doggies that Pogo was playing with the other day after his grooming was done.  Aren't they just beautiful? 


The tiny Yorkie in the front is Emma Stone.  She boards with Kathy days.  That big handsome fellow in the middle is Louie.  He is a Pitbull with the saddest eyes.  Behind him is Lucy, another rescue.  Louie and Lucy live with Kathy and her cat.  All three of these kids go to work with Kathy every day.  Imagine the fun I had getting doggie kisses from all of these awesome kids!

I also have some photos to share that Mac has taken in Japan.  I just love all the colors!  In the last photo, that's my SIL Mac on the left with two friends.  Mac will be coming home in less that two months, so take lots more photos Mac! 




Gosh, you know time is flying by and I have so much still to do these last two weeks before Pogo and I take off for Florida.  I really need to buckle down and get busy.  I am such a procrastinator, and it always puts me in a pickle like this where I'm rushing against time.  You know what?  I'm thankful to be able to do this! 

I had a package of Rice & Sauce in the pantry and decided to cook it up for breakfast.  It is Cheddar Broccoli, enriched rice & vermicelli with cheddar cheese sauce mix.  And yes, it is yum yum yummy!  I will share it with Pogo, if he wants some.  If he doesn't, then I'll make him a plate of hamburg.  Don't worry, on the days when I have these crazy breakfasts, I make up for it at supper time and have a breakfast type meal then.

The first thing I want to do this morning is to put in a load of laundry.  It's time to start setting aside the things that I want to pack for vacation.  I have a couple of lounge dresses, two new tops and a new cotton house coat that I want to wash and pack. 

Oh my, they are showing fancy colored diamond rings on the TV.  They have red, champagne, green, white, blue and yellow.  My favorite are the yellow diamonds.  I have a beautiful citrine ring set with yellow diamonds on the sides.  It's one of my favorite rings. 

Today I have another new quick page for you.  This one is just a whimsical fishy page.  I was having such fun working on this page.  I hope you like it.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/4d7hd34pz2bz9hs/EB_-_QP_2019_-_14.zip/file

Enough of my babble.  I need to get busy before I get side tracked.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 15, 2019

TV Shopping Can Be Such Fun!

February 15, 2019

Good morning.  I posted very late yesterday, so I'm making up for it this morning.  Well, sort of.  I got up a while ago and played a while with Pogo.  Then I warmed up some Pork Lo Mein and Pork Fried Rice for our breakfast.  We're retired, so it's okay to eat the good stuff for breakfast. 

Goodness!  I just took a nice big gulp of my coffee and it went down the wrong pipe.  Oh my, cough, cough, cough.  Don't you just hate it when that happens?  It takes all the fun out of my coffee.  And all the coughing makes the nose runny.  Yuk, yuk, yuk!

I've been watching the Shop LC channel this morning and oh my goodness!  Today is "under $10 Friday" and some of the jewelry they've been showing is just awesome.  Everything featured is set in sterling silver.  I'm not buying though because Pogo already spent all my money. 

At the doctor visit on Wednesday, Pogo had several tests to find out why his skin keeps getting something like Psoriasis all over.  I comb him every day, but it doesn't seem to help much.  Turns out he has a bacterial infection (like seborrhea).  So now he is taking one medication twice a day.  I dropped off another prescription for him at the Pharmacy.  We will be picking that one up later today.  Plus I went online to order a special shampoo for him.  It will arrive tomorrow and he will have to have two baths a week with it. 

His visit, including a medicine for $150 came to $495.  That was after my $54 discount!  The shampoo and second prescription came to another $60.  Add  to that a visit to the beauty salon yesterday and now you know why I'm able to resist buying all that gorgeous jewelry!  Ah, but my little guy is worth every penny.  The joy he gives me is priceless.

Today I have another recipe for you.  This one is for Bath bombs.  If you click on the picture, it will get bigger and easier to read.  Have some fun with it.


And here are some funny signs that I borrowed from web to share. 


Oh gosh.  Shop LC is showing their weekend programming.  Saturday (tomorrow) will be Turquoise, and Sunday will be Imperial Topaz.  You know I'll be watching Sunday for sure.  I love Imperial Topaz.  It's my birthstone and it's gorgeous.  Let's just hope they have something I can afford.  (I can dream, can't I?)

Before I get started on this beautiful new day, I have a chuckle that I found on the web.  I hope it starts your day with a smile.


Now I'm going to refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading before I start looking for some fun mischief to get into.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

February 14, 2019

Good afternoon, and Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.  Sorry to be posting so late, but Pogo and I had an appointment this morning at the salon.  When Pogo was all done, we let him play with some of the other doggies there.  Two of them were also Yorkies, and both of them were girls.  Yup, my handsome fellow was a very happy camper!

So, here' my Valentine.  Kathy (his groomer) took this photo just before we left the salon.  Be still my heart!

I promised a photo of the Amethyst ring and earrings set that I bought for $10.  I'm only showing one of the earrings in the photo.  Up close in person, this set is very pretty.


It's time for me to start thinking about what to cook for our supper.  I promise to be a bit more chatty tomorrow.  So, till then, Y'all have a fantabulous evening.

Hugs, Edna B.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Slushies Are Here!

February 13, 2019

Good morning.  It's snowy, wet and  yucky here.  The snow made it into our area yesterday, followed by rain.  Now the whole driveway is full of slush.  Hopefully, none of it is frozen, because Pogo and I have to go out this morning.  I just looked out and it doesn't looked very pretty.  Here's a photo I took when the snow first started.


On the news, they've been talking about the outbreak and spread of measles.  Then the announcer says "we'll be right back to talk with (did not get the name) about why the measles are spreading so  quickly.  Well, DUH!  It's spreading because so many folks chose not to vaccinate against it. 

Does this really need a study or a commentary to explain it?  The answer is simple.  Get your children vaccinated!  Measles kills!

I had an email request about how to get my blog posts in your email.  Folks, Google is making lots of changes because of Google +.  These changes might have something to do with this.  I'm not sure, but I will look into it later.  This morning Pogo and I have to go out to keep his doctor appointment.

One reader said that when she tried to re-sign up to get these posts, she was told that she was already signed up.  My suggestion (for now) is to try using a different email address.  Lots of folks have two email addresses.  Maybe this will help.  Again, I'm not sure.

While watering the house plants yesterday, I noticed the pattern on the edge of the stem on my Amaryllis plant.  Is this normal.  I never really noticed it before.  Hmm, strange.


There is a new gemstone showing up this year.  It's called Shungite, and it is supposed to have a lot of healing properties.  I will be looking into this as I'm very curious about it.  If you know of it, please let me know.  I'd appreciate that.

There is also a lot of really beautiful jewelry being made with gemstones and stainless steel.  (stainless steel is non-allergic) I ordered an Amethyst ring and earring set, and the price ($10) was awesome!  It came in the mail yesterday and it is just beautiful.  I got it for Jazzy, and I'm hoping she likes it.  I'll take a photo of it to share in case anyone is interested in getting some of it.

Today I have another Valentine quick page for you.  There's no story behind this one.  I just loved the frame and wanted to use it.  Have fun.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/d1o9cks96tdop8g/EB_-_QP_2019_-_13.zip/file

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before it's time to get dressed to go out.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

It's Hard To Put A Good Book Down

February 12, 2019

Good afternoon.  Yup, I slept late today.  Actually, I was up all night reading a book.  I'm bad, I just don't know enough to put the book down and go to bed.  It was such an interesting story that I had to keep reading till the end.  The book is "The Secret Daughter" by Kelly Rimmer.

"The Secret Daughter" is about adoption back in the early days when unwed mothers were looked upon as a disgrace, and giving the babies up for adoption was the only option for these girls.  Ms. Rimmer has two more books, "When I Lost You" and "Me Without You."  I plan to look for both of them on Amazon and get the Kindle editions. 

***I just checked on Amazon Books, and Ms. Rimmer has a couple other books and a new coming out in May.  I guess I'll be busy reading for a while.  If you're a Prime member, you can read a lot of these books for free if you don't want to buy them.  It's worth checking out.

Yesterday, Pogo was just sitting and looking at me in such an adorable way that I just had to try to capture it with a photo.  He surprised me by letting me get the photo.  Just one, though.  I'll share the photo of my fluffy little guy because he gets his hair cut on Thursday.  I'll have to post another photo of him then. 


It's still too cold to get his hair cut short, so I might just ask the groomer to only cut it half as long.  I'll see how it goes when we get to her shop.  Whether his hair is long and shaggy or short and neat, my Pogo is such a handsome fellow. 

You know, we are in the middle of Flu season.  Yet, lots of folks still don't understand that your doggies can get the flu too.  It's not fun for us, and it's definitely not fun for our doggies.  Here's an article I cut out of Reader's Digest.


For those of you interested in making your own lotions and creams, I have a recipe that you might like.  This one is for Natural Lip Balm.  If you try it, let me know how yours comes out.


I must confess that I did not make much of a dent in those wicked taxes, but I will do a bit more on them today.  I know I'll feel so much better when they are done, but it's the getting to that point that is so terrible.  I know, I'm whining.  But it's okay for old folks to whine on Tuesdays.  (Pogo said so!)

Now I had best get going.  I want to do a bit of blog reading before I tackle that awful "T" stuff.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 11, 2019

It's Time To Tackle The Taxes

February 11, 2019

Good morning.  Tis gray and cold here.  Temps are 27F degrees and might reach 32F degrees this afternoon with a little bit of sunshine.  Tomorrow we're supposed to get some snow.  Yuk, yuk.

This morning I did my best to sleep in as late as possible, but I finally had to give in and get up.  My boy was hungry, so I fed him.  (and me too)  Sleep came in patches all through the night.  I'm not sure why, but at least I did get some sleep.

Today I will get started on those nasty taxes.  I keep trying to put it off, but time is flying by so I really need to buckle down and just do it.  If I work on them for a few hours, I'll treat myself to a new batch of muffins.  Besides, I need to try out my new muffin pan.  (a good excuse)

Well, my opinion of the WalMart order pickup program is pretty good.  I will have to be careful about them substituting items.  They substituted four items.  Two of them were good, and two of them were only so so.  Otherwise, I am very happy with this program.  I'll still have to shop in person for meats and fresh veggies and fruit.  I'm very picky about these items. 

I have a photo of my new dolly.  The dress is only pinned on and I still have to make the accessories, but at least you can see how the dress will look on her. 


I haven't decided on what to do with her hair.  Put it up?  Tie it sideways?  I'm not sure.  However, it is not a top priority right now.  I'll have plenty of time to play with her after the taxes are done. 

The mailman just came, and in my mail was a piece of junkmail that said please deliver this between 2/7/19 and 2/9/19.  Today is the 11th.  Hmmm, something is not right here.  Ah well, I'm tossing it anyway.  It's an ad for Dell computers and I don't do Dell.  (I've always had an HP)

I borrowed an adorable image from the web that I just have to share.  I know that most folks think squirrels are just pesky things, but they really are lots of fun to watch.  I feed them in the yard, and this keeps them out of the attic.  Admit it, isn't this little guy just adorable?


I am so looking forward to being able to sit out on my little porch.  I'm thinking that if I hook up a fan, I may be able to stay out there even longer when the temps get to be too hot.  It's something I'll look into. 

On JTV this morning, they are showing items made of Nevada Black Jade, and they are saying that it is not so easy to come by.  I have a big black rock that my Uncle Freddie gave me years ago that is Black Jade from the desert in either Nevada or Arizona.  It's one of my favorite rocks.

Another image I'd like to share is this one.  Folks, all doggies are precious.  The cruelty that exists toward our animals is just heart breaking.  Our animals are to be treasured and treated respectfully and lovingly.


Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  Then I really must get started on those pesky taxes.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.