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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Today is 2-20-2020

February 20, 2020

Good morning.  Such an interesting date today!  Well, I'm in a better mood this morning.  Of course, I just got on this laptop.  But, I will try to keep my cool whenever the cursor jumps around in my typing. 

I want to thank everyone for their help and suggestions.  So far, I'm trying whatever I can.  For some reason, when I look things up on Google about Windows 10, their images don't match the ones on my laptop.  Is there more than one Windows 10?  Aye yi yi!

My grandson Kevin is coming by Friday after work to try to put the rest of my stuff into my little laptop.  I will ask him if he knows anything about the touch pad and how to disable it.  Meanwhile, I'll just deal with it. 

Folks, if I post tomorrow, it will be late.  Pogo's doctor appointment is early in the morning.  The temperatures are supposed to be colder, so I don't know how I'll be feeling when we get back home.  The cold makes it difficult for my breathing.  If the cold gives me a problem, I'll most likely go to bed for a while when we get home.

Yesterday I decided to work on my tax stuff some more.  Oh my, I had thought I was almost done with it.  As it turns out, there was still lots to do.  I spent quite a while on it before setting it aside.  I'll see about spending more time on it this afternoon. 

Meanwhile, I seem to have misplaced Pogo's new license tag.  If I don't find it today, I'll have to call Town Hall to see if I can get another one.  I don't know if they give out replacements, but I'll soon find out.

For Steve, I looked up your Borage plant and found this photo of the Borago Officinalis in bloom. I'm curious if this is what your plant will look like when it blooms.  It's not listed in my Herbal book, so I'm guessing it has no healing qualities.  But it sure is pretty.

Now it's time for me to get busy around here.  First let me share this giggle that I borrowed from the web.  It's always a great idea to start one's day with a smile. 

So, till tomorrow (I'll try) Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020

Good morning.  Sad to say, I was halfway through typing this post, and the whole thing disappeared.  Poof!  Either there is some key on this keyboard that I must touch accidently that erases my words, or this laptop is jinxed.  It's been doing this for quite a while now and I find it extremely aggravating. 

Because of that, this will be a very short post.  I have a lot to do today.  I'm sorry for my grumpy mood now but this laptop is very annoying.  I'm thinking all my problems have to do with the touch pad.  I don't know how to turn it off, and it causes me a lot of grief when I'm typing.  When I get back from vacation, I'm going to take this laptop to the computer store and see if they can shut off the touch pad.

On that note, I'm off to do some more laundry.  So, till tomorrow Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

So Much Candy To Pick From

February 18, 2020

Good morning.  Tis gray outside today and the temperature is 33F degrees.  I just looked at my weather app and it doesn't look anything like the weather forecast on the TV this morning.  The forecast on my phone app is so depressing.  I guess I'll just have to stop looking at my phone app for a while. 

I got up early today, but I spent the morning so far paying bills.  Such a depressing way to start your day!  I had such big plans for yesterday, but alas, I did not follow through on them.  So, in a few minutes, I'm going to put the first load into the washing machine.  Hopefully, that will get me in the mood to do more chores. 

While looking around on FaceBook, I found this picture and borrowed it to share s here.  This really breaks my heart.  What is wrong with people?  It's damn cold outside and our animals belong indoors with us.  So please folks, if it's too cold outside for you then you know it's too cold for our animals.  Bring them in! 

I also found this next image and thought I would share it for all us cat lovers.  There's nothing quite like having a kitty or a doggy stretched out on your lap just looking for hugs and loves. 

Last evening I worked on the navy afghan for a little while, then I spent some time looking through the yarn catalogue to decide on the colors for my next afghans.  It's like putting a child in the middle of a penny candy store and telling him/her to pick out a few pieces of candy to last the week.  It's such a difficult decision to make. 

Needless to say, I did not make any final decisions.  There's just so much beautiful yarn to pick from.  What's a girl to do???  I guess maybe I'll have to make a trip to Joanne's Yarn shop and pick out some yarn to put in my suitcase.  I'll be wanting to work on something while I'm in Florida. 

Now I'm going to watch the rest of Perry Mason on TV before starting the laundry.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy President's Day

February 17, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is 35F degrees.  It may even get up to 40F degrees this afternoon.  I'm hoping that a batch of energy comes along with this sunshine.  I have so much to do these next two weeks. 

Today is President's Day.  It's a day to celebrate all past and present Presidents.  We also celebrate the birthdays of President Lincoln and President Washington. 

It looks like my friend Beth won't be joining Pogo and me in Florida.  She needs to have more surgery on her eye.  Flying may cause more problems for the health of her eyes.  It's going to be rather lonely without her there.  We do have a lot of fun.  Audrey will be joining me and Pogo for the second week.  I'm looking forward to spending the time with her. 

I borrowed a really cute cartoon from the web to share here.  I had to laugh because this is how it is when I try to give Pogo his meds. 

The only way to get something into Pogo's mouth is to hold his head still.  However, we can't do that because it stops him from breathing and he will turn blue.  So, I do the best I can and get as much of the medicine in him as I can.  Sometimes I do good, most times I don't.  Although I am getting better at putting drops into his eye.  (for the cataract)

One of these days, I'd like to make another photo doll.  Quite some time ago, I made a couple of these.  One for my granddaughter Jasmine and one for my great granddaughter Hailey.  Today I'll post the pattern in case anyone wants to try making one of these dolls.  If you do, please share a photo of the finished doll.  Have fun.

Now I'm going to watch the rest of Perry Mason before getting started on today's chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Another Rising Star

February 16, 2020

Good morning.  It's gray outside, but my weather app says the sun will come out and temps will warm up to the high thirties.  Hang in there, Spring is only 32 more days away.

A reader commented that I should have posted a "today" photo of Kevin along with the cupid photo of him.  Beatrice, you are absolutely right!  I thought of it afterward, but I had already shut off my laptop.  So I've updated the cupid photo.  (He's an electrician busy at work on a building in Boston.)

Well, we have another rising star in our family.  My great granddaughter Lilah loves the stage, and performed in a show last evening.  (and today)  This is one of the posters that the kids made.

This is Lilah on the right, and the next photo is Lilah after the show.  We are all so very proud of our Lilah. 

I haven't really accomplished very much lately.  When it gets this cold, my energy is non-existent.  Hopefully, I can get a few things done today.  There's so little time left before Pogo and I leave for Florida, and so much to do. 

Last night, I worked on the lapghan until I ran out of yarn.  Actually, it is long enough to be done, but I wanted to put a few more rows on it.  So, I'll go online today and order a small skein.  I'd like to mail the lapghan off to my friend before I leave for Florida.  I'm making this one for my friend Nani in Ohio.  I just hope she likes it.  It's the first one I've made with cotton yarn.

A while ago, I planted a light pink Amaryllis.  A few days ago, it blossomed.  Oh my, what a beauty it is!  It has six blossoms and is just gorgeous.

Now I think I'll refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Good morning, and Happy Valentine's Day.  How about an adorable cupid to start your day off right?  Isn't he a cutie?  Yup, this is my grandson Kevin.  Imagine this two pound miracle growing up into a tall handsome fellow! 

I have to share a funny photo with you.  Deanne sent this to me last evening.  It's Sassy and Nutmeg.  They don't really get along very well with each other, but it is snack time.  According to Deanne, they are both greedy and will tolerate each other long enough to get their snacks. 

Yesterday, on her way to work, Deanne stopped by to bring me a bag of goodies and a gorgeous rose plant.  In the bag were two containers of green tea and some chocolate truffles.  Well, you know those truffles never lasted past supper time!  And that rose is beautiful.  I've never seen one this color. 

Isn't this beautiful?  Let's hope I can keep it alive until it's warm enough to put it outside.  Alas, my green thumb done died a long time ago. 

Today Pogo and I are going to enjoy a quiet day.  The weatherman says that tonight is going to be the coldest night of the year so far, and it will be cold for a while.  I think we'll be spending a lot of time under the big orange comforter till the deep freeze is over. 

I think I'll cook up a pot of pasta.  Lately, Pogo has taken to wanting a bit of pasta on his plate of doggy food, and I have a hankering for some pasta too.  Hmm, just talking about it is making me hungry.

Well, that's my news for this morning.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

I'm Enjoying The Re-Runs

February 13, 2020

Good morning.  Today is gray and wet, and the temperature is 35F degrees.  It's a great day to watch TV.   I just finished watching Matlock, and next is In The Heat Of The Night.  When these programs were originally aired on TV, I was usually too busy to have time to watch them.  So I'm really enjoying them now. 

Yesterday was another lost day.  I think my salt intake may have been a bit too low.  When it is, I get to feeling a bit disoriented.  I resolve the problem by eating something with normal salt content and staying off my feet.  It always works. 

Today, Deanne, Eddie and Kevin are all sick with colds.  I can't wait for this winter to be over.  It seems that everyone around me is sick.  Gosh, with all these new viruses, it's getting harder and harder to not get sick. 

It's time for something lighter, and fun.  I borrowed this gem from the internet.  Gosh, there is so much truth in it!  hahahahaha.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day.  Do you have someone special that you'd like to have for your Valentine?  If not, here's something I found on the web. 

Do you have a neighbor who is lonely?  How about dropping by to see them for a little visit?  That's better than a gift.  How about making a home-made valentine to bring to that person?  You'd be surprised to see how much a little bit of your time can change a person's whole outlook on life.  Try it, you'll like it!

I'm off now to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tis A Pretty Day Today

February 12, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining and temps are going to reach 40F degrees by mid afternoon.  It's really pretty outside today.  Years ago, Pogo and I would have already been out in the car and headed for the park to take photos of the birds.  I miss that.

Well, yesterday did not go as planned.  Things popped up that needed to be taken care of and took up most of the day.  Needless to say, the pile of receipts did not get sorted and listed.  I'll try to get that done today.

I did call the car rental place in Florida to make my reservation but their computer was down so I have to call back later today.  I guess I'll start packing the suitcase soon now.  I also need to call the oxygen company to let them know when to deliver the oxygen concentrator to my condo in Florida. 

My friend Beth is having surgery on her eye today, and I'm hoping it all goes well.   My friend Angelica is also not doing so good and had to spend a day in the ER recently.  She's home now, and feeling better I hope.  I'm sending prayers for both of you ladies.  Please be well and stay well. 

I've borrowed a couple items from the web to share with you.  I absolutely love this one. 

Growing older sometimes has its own unique problems.  I found this next article rather comical because I've done this myself.  By accident, of course.  I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing until I tried to stand up.  Aye yi yi!

Now I'm off to read some blogs before getting started on today's chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Drab Can Be Good

February 11, 2020

Good morning.  I'm off to a late start this morning because I just did not want to wake up from such a blissful sleep.  Gosh, I'm sounding so poetic this morning.    Even Pogo did not want to get up yet.  Maybe it's because it is so drab outside.  Wet and gray with temps of 39F degrees. 

Yesterday was a rather quiet day with no outstanding feats of accomplishment.  Actually, a lot of my days are like that.  But it's okay.  A drab day is much better than the alternative.  Today, I hope, will be much more productive. 

This morning, I already called about a car reservation.  They are updating their computer so I have to call them back in an hour.  After that call back, I need to continue working on last year's receipts.  I'd like to be done with them by supper time. 

Yesterday, I mentioned that a second book had come in the mail.  This one is so awesome!  It's called "The Lost  Book Of Herbal Remedies."  Just about everything that grows in nature is listed in this book.  There really are no weeds.  Everything has either medicinal or food value, or both. 

I am so enjoying this book.  Did you know that Giant Burdock has many medicinal uses?  We used to call this plant "sticky burrs."   Parts of this plant are edible, and it is also used in cancer treatments.  When my brother and I were children, the lady next door used to cook dandelions for us.  Topped with a bit of butter and vinegar, they were sooooo delicious!   (I just looked this book up on Amazon, and they only have used copies starting at $120.00  Choke, choke.  I bought my book for $40.00)

Deanne was driving through the park a few nights ago and took this beautiful photo of the moon reflecting on the water.  Deanne, this is lovely.  Thank you for sharing.

Well, that's my news for today.  It will soon be time for brunch and I think I'll do some blog reading before making something to eat.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Thank You, Kevin. You Are Awesome!

February 10, 2020

Good morning.  It's wet and gray and 39F degrees outside my door.  I may or may not go out to do an errand today  We'll see how it goes as the day goes by.  One thing I won't be doing is calling the computer store. 

Yesterday, my grandson Kevin came by and fixed the picture on my TV.  Next, he opened my little laptop and started fixing that too.  He got my email working, and then put some of my programs in for me.  When it was time for him to leave, he promised to come back another day and put a few more things in it for me.  Have I ever mentioned how awesome this young man is?  I am so blessed.

Here's a photo of Kevin working on my little laptop.  You'll have to excuse the yellow shading, it's from the table lamp. 

While Kevin was here, the mail carrier brought me a new book that I had ordered.  This one is called "My Windows 10 Tablet."  I like this book because it's very similar to the "Simplified" books.  Everything that is explained has a picture to show you what the author is talking about.

I've already looked up a couple things in this book.  So far, so good. Yup, I think I'm going to like this book.

Now all I have to do is call to reserve a rental car in Florida.  Then it will be time to start packing our suitcase.  Pogo's things are ready.  He just has to get his travel paper.  These three weeks are going to fly by. 

Today I will go through all of last year's receipts and get them all listed into columns.  Then I need to call my accountant and make an appointment to take everything to him once I get back from Florida.  If I get really rambunctious, (there's an old word you don't hear too often) I'll put this year's expenses in columns in my "tax" notebook.  We'll see. 

This morning I need to help Pogo get his valentines ready to mail.  They really are cute.  I remember Valentine's Day parties when I was in grammar school.  We would give valentines out to everyone and have cupcakes and candy. 

Another great book that I had ordered came yesterday too, but I'll save that for tomorrow's post.  Perry Mason is coming on in a few minutes and I'm planning on watching it.  I'm going to make a hot cup of coffee now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Another New Book!

February 9, 2020

Good morning.  It's only 6:27 am, and it is still dark outside.  I've been on the phone for a couple hours now trying to find out what is wrong with my cable TV picture.  It went out around 4 am, and it hasn't come back on yet.  It's annoying.

Friday afternoon, right after lunch, I started to do some serious work on my tax stuff, and worked on it until around 7:30 in the evening.  Then I put it away for the night.  After supper, I got to crochet for a while, and do a bit of reading about Abraham Lincoln.

Yesterday morning, Deanne came by and took Pogo and me shopping at Ocean State Job Lot.  Oh, what fun we had!  The only thing I could not get was the bird food.  I'll have to try getting it at the store closer to here.

I did find a new book that looked really interesting.  This one is called "EAT THIS, NOT THAT!"  It's good information to have for anyone trying to eat healthy.  There are other books like this available on Amazon.  (That's the only place I checked.  I'm sure it can be found on other sites.)

I'll post a few of the tips from the book every now and then in case anyone is interested.  Here's one that I did not know.

Most of the items in the book also list the sodium content.  This is the part that interests me.   One of my favorite pasta dishes is Fettuccini Alfredo.  Note the huge difference in calories between these two dishes, and the much lower sodium count in the Fettuccini Alfredo meal.

After that, we stopped at a Dollar Store and I got me a new batch of word find puzzle books, plus a few other odds and ends.  Pogo picked up a box of valentines so that he can send a few to his favorite doggie and human friends.  This was a really nice outing for Pogo and me. 

Deanne's update on the new kitten is that Nutmeg is a Piggie!  She eats everything in sight.  If Deanne won't give her more food, Nutmeg goes running to Eddie and purrs hungrily in his face so that he will go get her more food.  This is going to be one really fat kitty cat!  But, she is ever so lovable.  She just loves to cuddle. 

That wicked wind storm that came through here caused a lot of problems.  Every town and city around here lost electric power in part, or most, of the homes and businesses.  We were lucky not to lose the power in my part of the town. 

Now I think I'll refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Memories From The Past

February 7, 2020

Good morning.  Tis gray and wet today.  The weather forecast is rather wonky though.  It says that along with rain on and off, we'll get high temps of 50F degrees for a little while later today and very high winds.  Then the temps will drop drastically and by tomorrow morning, temps will be in the teens.  That's a really huge drop! 

I did not make it to the computer store this week like I had hoped, so I will give them a call and make an appointment to bring it to them in the next few days.  Then I'll have to take it there.  When I need to, I can be stern with myself, so now I'll have to deal with myself about the taxes. 

Yes, I have a very expensive accountant, but he only deals with things after all expenses have been listed, itemized and totaled.  That's the part I don't like!  Seems to me that years ago, the accountants did a lot more of the work themselves.  Ah well, it is what it is.  Today I'll get out my adding machine and start adding.  And unless I do this, I will not allow me to crochet this evening.  Oh no!

Enough chatter about unpleasantness.  How about some good stuff?  Like a couple of old photos. Years down the road I want to make sure that my great grandchildren (and maybe great greats?) have these photos.

This first one was taken on my daughter Deanne's wedding day, and is a favorite of mine.  These are my daughters Kerri and Deanne and my son Gary Jr.  Today, they are all grandparents.

This next photo was taken in my ceramic store.  This is my son Gary Jr. and his first born, Trio. (Gary III)  They were helping me paint an order.  Well, Trio chatted away while Jr. and I painted.  hahaha.  When Trio was a little bit bigger, he was painting too. 

I've been looking for one photo in particular.  However, so far it has not shown up.  Organization is not my best quality and I guess it shows.  I'll keep digging though because it has to be here somewhere. 

Last night, I put a few more rows on the cotton lapghan and I really like it.  I guess I'll have to make an afghan like it for myself when I finish all the Christmas afghans.  There are four of them to be made, so Hmmmmm.  It may be a while before I get to working on a cotton one for me.

The mailman just came by with mail so I should go out and get it.  I have a little table on my porch with a square blue container on it.  My mailman brings the mail to my porch and puts it in that blue container so that I don't have to walk to the main front porch for it.  I really appreciate this thoughtfulness.

So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Oh, Those Pesky Tax Things!

February 6, 2020

Good morning.  It's looking rather drab outside.  There are small puddles everywhere and remnants of snow that must have come down during the night.  My phone weather app is calling for rain most of today, tonight and tomorrow.  As long as it's not heavy rain, I can deal with it. 

I'm beginning to procrastinate a lot lately.  It's those taxes.  I just don't like doing them.  I will, though.  But I won't be working very fast.  Or for very long at a time.  Every year, I do try to do better with this chore, but it doesn't seem to work.  Sighhhhh..

There are so many other things that I'd rather be doing, and this makes it even harder to want to work on the tax stuff.  I have afghans to make, stones to paint and so many other fun things to get to. 

.......I've taken a break to answer a phone call.  My friend Beth has been having a problem with her eyes and will be needing surgery next week.  I'm hoping all goes well for her.  Prayers for her will be greatly appreciated.

Today I'm sharing a couple images that I borrowed from the web.  Our animals are so precious, and we all must work together to take care of them. 

It's almost lunch time so I think I'll do a bit of blog reading before making us some lunch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Getting A Wicked Late Start

February 5, 2020

Good afternoon.  Yup, I'm really getting a late start today.  I had a hard time getting to sleep last night, so I made up for it this morning.  While I couldn't sleep, I read for a while, then I dug out some cotton yarn and started working on a lapghan.  I'm really liking how it is coming out.

Pogo and I had our breakfast around seven o'clock this morning, and then I fell right to sleep.  That explains why I am so late with this post.  (which will be short today)  I haven't given any updates lately on Nutmeg, Deanne's newest kitten.  Up to now, she's been hissing at Sassy and Pickles.  (her dog and kitty sisters)

Yesterday was the first time that Nutmeg and Pickles decided to try playing with each other.  So far, so good.  Here's photos of Pickles in their new playhouse, and Nutmeg taking over Sassy's new bed.

You can see the lines in the first photo where I had to lighten it so that you could see into the house.  Sorry about that.  I'm still learning my way around Photoshop CC.

As much as I want to sit here and crochet today, I have to make myself work on the tax stuff.  The crocheting this evening will be my reward.  I am so terrible.  I start to work on them, then I let myself get sidelined.  Can you tell taxes just aren't my favorite thing to do?

Right now, I'm going to do some blog reading before getting started on the "not so fun" stuff.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A Weed Is A Weed Is A Beautiful Flower

February 4, 2020

Good morning.  Tis gray today, and my phone app says that we can expect rain.  Today and for the next few days.  The TV weather forecaster says that the rain we get later in the week could bring flooding with it.  We'll have to wait and see. 

I'm hoping the sun shines soon.  I could use some energy.  Today or tomorrow I really should take my little laptop downtown to the computer store to have it set up.  First I'll check over the list I made to be sure that everything they will need is all together.   I'm also making a list of questions to ask them.  You know, like how to shut off the touch pad, how to install programs and email, etc. 

Next week, I think I should make a phone call to arrange for a rental car to use while we're in Florida.  After that, it will be time to start packing our bag.  It's amazing how quickly time is flying by. 

Speaking of time going by so fast, I borrowed this picture from the web to share here.  It has a strong message, one that we all should heed.  Every day with our loved ones is a gift to be cherished.

Pretty soon it will be Spring and a lot of folks will begin spraying their yards for pests and weeds.  Please think twice about that.  The spraying is killing a lot of things other than bugs and weeds.  It's killing birds and bees, and the food that the bees will need to survive. 

Mainly, dandelions.  I don't know why so many folks don't like dandelions.  They are beautiful and sunny, and they are the main food for bees until all the plants begin to blossom.  Here's another image that I borrowed from the web.  Remember, no bees, no us.

Now I'm off to watch a bit of MeTV.  I love this channel because it has so many great old programs.  Right now I'm watching "In The Heat Of The Night."  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 3, 2020

I Love A Good Book

February 3, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining, today's temps will be warm and I'm watching Perry Mason on TV.  This is a great way to start my day.  It will take me a while to type this post because I'm doing it during the commercials.

I've tried to record the Perry Mason episodes, but for some reason they don't record.  If they have, I haven't been able to find them.  Twenty years ago, I was a little more tech savvy.  Somehow though, time has eroded what little savvy I had.  So I take some time to sit and enjoy my favorite programs while they are being aired. 

Yesterday, I did a bit of laundry.  Then last night I treated myself with a new book.  I started to read it a while ago, but then I got busy with other things and did not get back to it until last evening.  I have to say, this is really an interesting book.  It's titled "Lincoln's Gift...How Humor Shaped Lincoln's Life & Legacy."

Abraham Lincoln was a very interesting man.  I would love to have met him.  He was known for his honesty, fairness and sense of humor.  Although he did not have access to a lot of education as a boy, he never stopped studying and learning.  He loved reading, and telling stories.  His favorite poet was Robert Burns, and he especially loved Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth.

Lincoln was self educated, becoming a politician, a lawyer and eventually President.  At one point, he interrupted his political campaigning to volunteer to serve in the militia.  (for three terms)  If you are interested in reading this book, you can find it at Amazon for $9.95.  If you do get it, enjoy!

Next, I borrowed this posting from the web to share with you.  I was not aware of this.  I don't use my phone while I'm driving.  No texting or emailing.  My phone hooks up to my car so I can answer a phone call without touching my phone.  I found the paragraph "What We Recommend" quite interesting, something else I did not know.

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Welcome February

February 2, 2020

Good morning.  It's still dark out and the temperature is 33F degrees.  According to my phone app, temps today should get up into the upper thirties with not much sunshine.  The good news is that it's only forty two days until Spring.

Let;s welcome another brand new month.  This is February, and it is the month for lovers.  Here's the February page from my calendar.

Yesterday Pogo and I did not go shopping.  Deanne took Jazzy to the doctor, and Jazzy has the flu.  This is not something I want to catch.  So we stayed in and I got some laundry ready.  However, it did not make it into the washing machine, so I guess that will be my first project for today.

I'm thinking that between the laundry and the taxes, I should be busy all day.  After that, I want to place an order for some new yarn.  I have a couple ideas for new craft projects, and I'm anxious to be able to start them.  Plus, I've always made my afghans and lapghans with acrylic yarn, and now I would like to try making one with cotton yarn.  I have a cotton blanket that I love, so I would imagine that a cotton lapghan would be very comfy.

*******I've just taken a break to go outside to feed the turkeys.  They are gobbling softly to let us know that they are hungry.  We have two groups that come by for food.  One group has six birds and the other group has seven birds.

I found this really interesting piece of artwork on the web and had to borrow it to share here.  Can you guess what it is called?

I believe it is called Mother wrench feeding her young.  Is this not cute?  I love the creative level here.  Before I leave to start my laundry, let me share another image that I borrowed from the web.  This one has a really important message for all of us.  We need to take better care of our trees and forests.  We need them!

Now I'm off to get the first load of laundry into the washing machine.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

P.S.  Note the date today, 02/02/2020.  This won't happen again for another 101 years - 12/12/2121.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Bye Bye January

January 31, 2020

Good morning.  Tis cold but the sun is shining.  It's 29F degrees, but should climb to the upper thirties later today.  This is good because I have to go out to the Town Hall today.  Then I need to make appointments for Pogo for his check up and a visit to the beauty salon. 

I did not have a chance to call Best Buy yesterday, but I will do it before I go out today.  I really want to get this little laptop up and running.  There's also a computer store here in town, and I think I'll  give them a call to see if they can do this for me and what their charge would be.  I can get to this store a lot quicker than I can get to Best Buy. 

Yesterday I got a sale flyer from Ocean State Job Lot, and a couple of the ads on the front page had me giggling.  January wasn't even over yet and they were already advertising bathing suits.  The funny part though, was that the ads right below these swim suits were for ice melt, shovels and scrapers.  This just struck me as so funny.

A couple days ago, I got a nice surprise from my friend Beth.  She made me a beautiful scrap page.  Thank you Beth, I love it.

Pogo and I just found out that Joe is home today.  Even though Pogo has already had his breakfast, he's champing at the bit to get out into the main part of the house to get his turkey treat.  He may only eat a few bites, but he wants it.  I guess it has to do with  routine.  If he doesn't get his turkey treat, it sort of throws his whole day off.  ???

That means I'd best be going.  Otherwise, Pogo will start barking at me shortly, and he won't stop until I let him out into the main house.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Just 49 Days Till Spring

January 30, 2020

Good morning.  Today is sunny and cold.  But the good news is that Spring is only 49 days away.  And before that, Pogo and I will get to bask in the warm sunshine of Florida for two weeks.  Woo Hoo! 

Well, yesterday I got really brave and decided to set up my new little laptop so that I could start using it.  I need to get familiar with it before I leave for Florida.  I guess I don't have to tell you how badly I messed it all up.  The book that I bought to help me wasn't printed for folks like me. 

Don't get me wrong.  I am not a dummy.  But I don't know how to set up my Microsoft Surface Go laptop.  At least not without a readable book of instructions.  (and maybe not even then)  Why can't Microsoft (or someone)  print a manual for users like me?  I discovered (too late) that there are a lot of users like me on line looking for a user manual that is written in plain English. 

Yes, there are a lot of videos available that will teach these things, but I just can't sit at my regular laptop for hours trying to learn from them.  Maybe when I was thirty years younger, but not now.  I even went online to see if there were any classes available that I could attend.  No such luck!

I called my daughter Audrey, and she will try to help me over the phone.  Otherwise, I may have to pay to have it set up so that I can use it.  Best Buy has staff that can do that.  Actually, I think that might be my best bet.  I'll call them today to see if this can be done at our local store. 

Ever wonder what to do with old pieces of furniture other than putting them out with the trash?  I found this great idea on the web and wanted to share it here.  What a wonderful way to use the piece of furniture.  What child wouldn't love to have this little kitchen?

Today I think I'll work on my tax stuff.  Then tomorrow I have to go to the Town Hall and pay my property taxes.  I'm hoping that Saturday is a nice day because Deanne says she'll take me shopping.  Pogo and I are  really looking forward to this outing.  It's been a while since he's been out shopping.

I have another giggle for you.  Here's hoping it starts your day with a smile.

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Pet Peeves

January 29, 2020

Good morning.  For some reason, I was wide awake at 4:30 this morning, so I got up and made breakfast for Pogo and myself.  Except coffee.  I had water instead.  After breakfast, we both went back to sleep until just a little while ago. 

I have a question to ask everyone.  Do you ever notice tiny details when you are watching a movie or a program on TV?  My brother could always spot the details that were wrong.  I never really looked for them.  Except for when a person is driving an automobile or some type of vehicle. 

Watch the driver as he/she is talking with a passenger in the vehicle.  How many times does the driver look somewhere other than the road?  How long does the driver keep looking elsewhere?  Even if the driver is law enforcement.  They always tend to be looking at the passenger while they talk to them, and not looking at the road. 

This is now a pet peeve of mine.  I get nervous and keep waiting for the accident to happen.  Obviously, it does not happen.  But in real life it would most definitely happen.  And it would be a doozy of an accident.  Now if I noticed this bad driving habit right away, doesn't it make you wonder how many of our young drivers notice it too?

Another thing I notice is how when law enforcement goes into someone's home to arrest them, they never lock the door to the premises when they leave.  Lots of times, they never even shut the door.  The door is just left open for anyone to go in.  I find this lack of regard for another person's property very disdainful.  And no, I'm not going to rant about it.

On a happier note, how about another old photo?  This one is my two eldest, Audrey age 3 and Kerri age 1.  My folks were babysitting this day and took the photo. 

I used to love dressing them in matching outfits even though their personalities were so different.  As toddlers, Audrey loved to dress up and did not like to get dirty.  Kerri was happiest wearing overalls and exploring everything around her.  This photo has always been a favorite of mine. 

On a very serious note, folks when you see an animal in need of help, please help it.  When you want to get a new pet, please visit your local shelters.  And don't be put off by scars and age.  All our animals deserve and need love.  Some have know horrors we can't even imagine, yet they will be loyal to you and love you all the rest of their days. 

Now I'm off to watch "In The Heat Of The Night."  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Decisions, Decisions!

January 28, 2020

Good morning.  Tis 37F degrees and a bit grayish outside this morning.  It's a great day for climbing back under the covers, but I won't.  Today I want to box up the afghans that are being given away and hopefully, they can be mailed out by the end of the week. 

I guess now I have to decide on colors for the next two afghans.  Of course, I'm not complaining.  I love picking out new yarn.  I received my new Herrschners catalog, only to find that Red Heart Yarn is eliminating a batch of colors.  Sadly, some of these are my favorite yarn colors.  I may pick up some of them because they are half price while they last.

How does a light or medium Fern Green, Lavender and a variegated mix of both of these colors sound?  On the color chart, they look really nice.  There's even some beautiful browns that will look great with a variegated yarn that I have.    Hmmm, such a choice to make!

Do any of you use Vicks VapoRub?  I found this image on the web and thought I'd share it with you.  I wasn't aware of all these different uses for this salve.  This is good to know.  And yes, I do have a jar of it in my medicine cabinet.

I also have to think about getting a new printer soon.  My printer is good, but if one color runs a bit low, it doesn't print until that color is replaced.  And the ink is expensive.  Also, my printer is not a copier.  That's what I need the most.  So I'm thinking of looking at the HP All In One printers that are eligible for the Instant Ink program.  (I think that's what it's called.) 

With this program, the ink will automatically be replaced before it is gone, and it is not very expensive.  I think if you go to you can find a list of all their printers that are eligible for this program.  (HP is Hewlett Packard)

I found another great idea on the web and borrowed it to share here.  This is a wonderful way to remember a beloved pet.

Now I think I'll 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.