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Monday, October 14, 2019

Today We Celebrate Christopher Columbus

October 14, 2019

Good morning.  Tis another lovely Fall day here in New England.  The temperature is 50F degrees, but will climb to the upper sixties later today with the sun popping in and out. 

Today is Columbus Day here in the States.  It commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the  Americas, and is celebrated every second Monday of October and has been a federal holiday since 1937.

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East, only to land at the New World.  His first voyage to the New World on the Spanish ships Santa Maria, Nina, and La Pinta took approximately three months.  I wonder, if he never came here, would we all be here today?  Hmmmm, food for thought.

I've been enjoying the Warehouse Clearance Sale on Shop LC.  It's now down to the last forty hours.  Wow, some of the bargains are awesome!  Nope, I haven't ordered anything else.  Yet.  While I'm watching the TV, I'm cleaning out all the junk mail.  I think I've got it all, but you never know.  There just might be another bag of it lurking somewhere. 

I also filled a bag and put it out on the porch to save for Good Will.  (Actually, the Good Will is Big Brother, Big Sister, BBBS)  Today I'm hoping to put another bag out there.  Gosh, it's just so hard sometimes to decide what will go and what will stay.  It took me so long to collect everything, and now a lot of has to go.  Sighhhhhhhhhhh.

Let me show you something I found while poking around on the web.  And yes, I did order it.  It's battery operated, and will be very useful for when I'm crocheting.  Especially with dark colored yarn.  It was only $10 so I ordered me a pink one.  (It's a light that you wear around your neck)

Today, I want to get a few birthday gifts packaged and ready for mailing.  One of them is only half ready, so I'll have to try to get the rest of it today.  My baby girl, Laura Jean, is going to be fifty four in just three weeks.  I already have some music CD's for her, music from the fifties an sixties.  Now I'd like to find a really pretty (and warm) outfit for her. 

This morning, Pogo and I slept a bit later.  No three a.m. breakfast today.  But he did have quite an appetite, and licked his plate clean.  This is what he's been eating.  I am really surprised, considering all the expensive doggie food I've bought for him over the years, and he turned his nose up at all of it.   So far, I've only found it in two flavors, beef and chicken.

We've almost finished the whole box of the Bella that I ordered a few days ago, so I put in a new order for more.  Joe will pick it up for us today.  Pogo hasn't eaten any of his turkey treat yet, but yesterday he stood in the doorway and barked when Joe got home from work.  Afterwards, he even went out to the house to get his treat.  However, he did not eat it.  I'm thinking a lot of this could be because of the meds he's taking.  Maybe in time, all things will get back to normal.

I realized this morning that I forgot to post a quick page yesterday, so I have it for you today.  It's another of my "oldies but goodies."  I hope you can use it.

Here is your download link:

Now I want to do a bit of blog reading before I get started on filling up another Good Will bag.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Angelicastar said...

Pogo appetite is acting like mine. Food I use to love doesn't taste good anymore. I love chicken but for some reason I get nausea when I eat it. So now I eat lots of fish and shrimp. I am doing beef stew today but will probably just eat the veggies in the soup. I am not enthused on eating meat anymore. I will keep trying because that is an important part of your daily meals. I keep saying it will get better but by the time I begin to feel better, it's chemo time again and I get knocked back down. Trying to take it with a smile.

It's back warm here. We only had a few cool days and now we are back to the heat. our summer is still in full force. We might get better weather by Thanksgiving. Or maybe Christmas. (lol( I hope you and Pogo have a great day and continue to be healthy.

Kathy said...

It seems everyone is cleaning out and cleaning up. I have another bag for Salvation Army tomorrow. I stop on my way home from Bible Study each Tuesday. I want to get at least half of what I have out of the house.

I have one of those neck lights too. My mother-in-law gave it to me. Mine is black. I use it to read, but never thought of it for crocheting. I'll bet it works great.

I think Pogo likes the Bella because his picture is on it. Ha, ha! I'm glad you found something he likes. I agree, I think his appetite may be off because of his medication. I'll bet he gets back to normal soon.

Have a great day. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Edna, i have been taking care of the grandkids at their hime for the last frw days and i am just now seeing what happened to little Pogo!! Do they think the stress of the appt caused his issue? I am so happy he is ok and i know how scared you must have been! I will keep you both in my prayers!!


My Tata's Cottage said...

I get so upset over all the protests. Change history, change history. UGH I love that you share the story of Christopher Columbus here. Thanks I will be back tomorrow. God willing. Trying to catch up. It's been a busy time for us. HUGS and LOVE