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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I'm Wicked Busy Today

December 11, 2018

Good morning.  Tis sunny and the temperature is sixteen F degrees, with hopes of getting as high as thirty seven degrees later today. 

Well, I tried uploading a video first thing this morning, and it worked!  So I'm posting a video right away.  This one is of Paris, the owner of the Cabaret, singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.  Thanks to this wonderful lady, we all get to enjoy ourselves with an evening of good folks, good food and the awesome Starliners.

It has abruptly hit my brain that Christmas is only two weeks away.  This can't be!  I still have so much to get ready for the mail.  So, I guess that today I shall be busy all day trying to accomplish this very task. 
Hopefully, I'll be able to make one trip to the Post Office later today when Joe gets home from work.  I'll need help carrying things into the Post Office.   I have a couple more things to wrap and the biggest box will be ready to go.  I don't think I've ever been this late with my mailings before.  Maybe next year I should hire someone to come wrap things for me.  (Wow!  What a great idea!)
Daughter Audrey sent me the cutest photo of Alena and Santa Claus.  This is beautiful, Audrey.  Thank you for sharing.  
Daughter Deanne came by yesterday afternoon and helped me a bit to find my way around Facebook and YouTube.  I don't know why I have so much trouble with these two, but I appreciate all the help I get. 
A few days ago, I was looking for a photo and I came across a rather old memory.  Do you remember (many moons ago) the milkman delivering milk right to your door?  Well this is a photo of our milkman, George, and the little boy (Lenny) who lived across the street.  The photo was probably taken in 1954 or 1955.
I'll have to dig out more of my old photos to post here because I want to leave a lot of these old memories for my family.  Once they are on my blog, then printed to books, they are history. 
I'm thinking ahead to New Year's Eve, and I think my resolution for next year will be to start doing some new fun things before getting busy on new projects.  Things like drawing, painting, making music CD's (for me) and whatever other mischief I can think of. 
I think today I can let Pogo use my laptop to order that surprise gift for me.  It will be a combination Birthday/Christmas gift.  He won't tell me what it is so I guess I'll just have to wait till after Santa comes by on Christmas Eve.
Now I think I need to get busy here.  I want to have some boxes ready for mailing later today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Technology Is Beginning To Frustrate Me

December 10, 2018

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is twenty degrees F.  It may warm up to the mid thirties in a few hours.  Gosh, I hope so.  I am so not a winter bunny.  Neither is Pogo.  We are warm weather bunnies.

I'm not sure what Pogo and I are up to today.  First we'll take Jazzy to the college, and maybe we'll do a bit of shopping on the way home.  It all depends on whether or not it warms up a bit by then.  Or maybe we'll just come right home and find some mischief to get into. 

I really did not do very much over the weekend.  Even my crocheting was neglected.  I did however, watch some really nice Christmas movies on TV.  They always seem to have a happy ending.  I did work on making QP's for a little while yesterday.  I need to spend more time doing this because I find it very relaxing. 

After I finished posting yesterday, I realized that I did not post a new quick page here.  So I'm posting one today.

Here is your download link:

Later on I want to try uploading a few more videos from the Holiday Show to my Facebook page.  It was a Christmas show and I realized that I had not posted any of the Christmas songs.  So that's what I'll do this afternoon.  Meanwhile, I'll try to upload a couple  of them here.

I'm not sure what I'm doing but I finally managed to get one video over here.   I have just spent more than an hour trying to upload another video, but first I have to find it.  Once I uploaded it to YouTube, it disappeared.  As soon as I figure out what I'm doing wrong, I'll post another video.

I'm annoyed with myself now so I'd best stop here and have a cup of coffee or something.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Rockin' With Dad

December 9, 2018

Good morning.  Tis another cold, sunny day here in New England.  Ah, but the morning is pretty nice.  Deanne and Eddie and I went to see the Holiday show last evening at the Paris Cabaret and it was such a fun show.  I did try to take as many videos as I could. 

For some reason, my phone is very sensitive and if I touch something the wrong way it stops videoing.  But I did manage to get some really nice videos.  I'll share one of them today, and I'll post some of them between now and Christmas. 

I did start uploading some of the videos to Facebook this morning.  However, my phone's battery ran out of juice.  I'll upload more of them as soon as I can.  Every now and then, a song needs a bit of audience participation so I really must share this video.  Every girl's best dancing partner is her Dad.  Enjoy!

Gosh, if you only knew what I go through trying to remember how to upload a video to this blog.  I swear, I really think my brains have gone on vacation without me!  I'll post more as soon as I can figure out how I'm supposed to do it.  I guess I'll just have to write my own "Dummie's How To Do It" paper so I won't keep forgetting.
Here are a couple photos from the Cabaret's show advertisement.  They show all the Starliners from the Holiday show.

Today I'm hoping to get a few boxes ready for mailing, and then I need to spend some time learning how to transfer videos from one media to another.  I remember when technology like this used to be so easy for me to do.  I guess when you get older the remembering part of the brain slows down somewhat.  (I say that to make myself feel better!)
Now I think I'll make myself a fresh cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Here Ducky Ducky!

December 7, 2018

Good afternoon.   Tis sunny and cold again today, but Pogo and I braved the cold this morning and went out to take Jazzy to the college.  After that, we headed for the kitty shelter.   Oh my, what a treat we were in for.  When we got there, we found the whole back yard filled with hundreds of ducks. 

Oh my, they were all so beautiful.  It seems that this wonderful lady, Lillian, and her hubby feed all the ducks from the nearby pond all during the cold weather.  How awesome is that!  I took a couple videos of the ducks,   Here is one of the videos showing all the ducks.  They've all come for their lunch.

The new CD that I bought came yesterday.  Here's the song that I bought it for.   It's called "My Wife."  I hope you enjoy it.  This is from Youtube.

Yesterday, Deanne came by after work and did a whole batch of wrapping for me.  Wowsie!   There's still a lot to go, but she made a huge dent in it.   Today I think I'll try to get all the wrapped items into mailing boxes.  Maybe I can even mail a few of them out by the first of the week.  Woo Hoo!

The burner guy came by yesterday and fixed the problem with the furnace.  However, he also discovered a new problem.  Oh no!  It's a BIGGIE.  It seems that somewhere in the house there is a pipe, or pipes, leaking down through the floors and into the basement.  So right away he started checking rooms to find the leaks.  He found it right away. 

Sadly, the nozzle on the radiator in the room that dwarf Helen has recently vacated had been broken off.  It had to have happened the night she moved out because there was no leak before that.  Because the room was closed, we did not spot the leak.  The floor was flooded with water, both large rugs were soaked, and the water was running to the (closed) fireplace and down into the basement. 

The burner guy fixed the leak, and later Joe cleaned up the mess when he got home from work.  Unfortunately, I also learned that I will have to be replacing a lot of the plumbing in the basement.  Aye yi, yi!   So now I'm waiting for the owner of the company to call me for an appointment to come over and give me an estimate.  Then I can try to figure out how to afford it.  Yup, when it rains, it pours!

Now it's time to make some lunch for Pogo and me.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Making New Friends

December 6, 2018

Good morning.  Tis sunny and cold here in New England.  What can I say?  I love the sunny part, but not the cold part.  The good part is that Spring is coming again in 104 more days.  In between now and then, we'll be busy with Christmas, the New Year and Valentine's Day.  Plus a two week vacation in sunny, warm Florida for Pogo and me.  We can do this!

Well, Pogo and I had plans to visit a kitty shelter this morning after dropping Jazzy off at the college.  However, the furnace has decided to act up, so I had to cancel our plans to stay home and wait for the burner guy to come out and take care of the furnace. 

Yesterday I responded to a request on Facebook for some old blankets and other supplies for a kitty shelter (Lilly's Kitty Shelter) that is just a few towns over from me.  While I was grocery shopping at WalMart, I picked up a big bag of kitty food, a large jar of kitty treats and some fleece blankets for the kitties to snuggle up in.  Today, I will dig out some of my older blankets and put them in the car with everything else. 

Tomorrow Pogo and I will take a ride out to meet the lady who runs the shelter.  We can hardly wait.  I spoke with the woman on the phone this morning, and it seems that the shelter had been ruined by the rain storms that we had earlier in the year, plus all the humidity and wetness made a lot of mold.  Everything had to be torn down and rebuilt.  It's not finished.  They are still in the process of rebuilding, and another shelter has been helping to take care of a lot of their cats. 

During our conversation, I learned that the woman and her hubby give to the same Indian schools that I donate to.  How about that for a coincidence?  I do believe I was meant to meet these folks.  Now I have a new charity to add to my list. The kitty shelter.  I love animals so this is awesome!

Today I have a few more of Mac's photos to share.  This first photo is a view of the Navy yard, taken from the window of Mac's apartment.  (in Yokosuka, Japan)

These next two photos were taken while visiting downtown.  I love all the colors and the trees.

And this last photo is the fountain outside the apartment building where Mac is staying.  It's titled "Fountain in Verny Park, Yokosuka, Japan."  Wowsie!  This is beautiful.  Mac, thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos. 

Daughter Deanne is coming by after work this afternoon to help me with some of my wrapping.  God Bless her, I really can use the help.  I don't know why I have such a problem with the wrapping.  The shopping and the making things was awesome fun. 

Oh boy, the mail carrier just came and brought me a small package.  It's the music CD that I ordered a few days ago.  It's called "My Wife, My Life" and is sung by Charlie Chase.  I just read the inside of the jacket and oh my, it's beautiful.  I'll try to take photos of it so that I can share it here tomorrow. 

Now I think I'll do some blog reading and then scrounge up some lunch for me and Pogo.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Am Early Start Today

December 5, 2018

Good morning.  It's only 6:23 a.m. and I've been up since five o'clock.  I was snoozing away, toasty and comfy, and my little Pogo was scratching away at me to wake me up.  I tried my best to ignore him, but he would not stop.  My brain finally kicked into "awake" mode and I put the light on. 

Thank goodness.  My poor little guy had been woke up with a rumbling tummy, and tried his best to run to his pee pads.  Alas, he only made it about two feet from his little sofa.  Yup, on the rug!  So he was trying to wake me up so that I could clean it up before it was too late. 

Fifteen minutes later, all was cleaned up.  I gave him a big hug for waking me up and then we played for a while.  Of course, now I'm wide awake.  Actually, I've been able to clean up a lot of my old emails.  I've also downloaded some photos from my phone to crop and share. 

My SIL Mac (Audrey's hubby) has been in Japan working on a ship.  He'll be there till the end of next March.  Here are some photos he has sent home of him at work and a nice photo of the ship, the USS JOHN S. Mc CAIN.

Mac is quite good at photography, and took this beautiful photo of Mt. Fuji.  Wow, this is beautiful!

Yesterday I decided to wait until today to do my grocery shopping.  So, on the way home later this morning from taking Jazzy to her classes, I'm going to stop at WalMart to do some shopping and pick up my meds.  I keep missing the mail carrier, so today I'll also swing by the Post Office to mail out my bills. 

Once the groceries are put away, I'll have to think about what to make for tonight's supper.  DIL Janet will be coming by after work.  I'm sort of leaning toward Stouffers Baked Macaroni and Cheese.  This is one of our favorites.  Well, that's settled.  Now I just have to think of something for dessert.   Maybe I'll get some ideas while I'm at the market. 

 Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one features some old fashioned Christmas toys.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

106 More Days Till Spring 2019

December 4, 2018

Good morning.  Tis looking really nice outside, but the temperature is only thirty three degrees F.  It should warm up two more degrees before long.  Brrr, feels like Winter.  Tonight's temps will drop to twenty degrees.  I'm glad my porch covers are on because it helps to keep it warmer in here. 

Gosh, I'm sitting here trying to think of what I did yesterday, but nothing special is coming to mind.  Ever have days like that?  I seem to have a lot of them now.  I had wanted to go to WalMart and pick up my meds and do some grocery shopping but my meds weren't ready for pick up.  So, hopefully I can do this later today. 

Cliff was going to be coming by this morning, but now he'll be by tomorrow morning instead.  No problem.  Right now I'm laughing.  Pogo is sitting near me on the sofa, trying to figure out how to get my hands off the laptop and over to patting his little head.  If I ignore him, he'll put his little face down into his blanket and pretend to go to sleep.  I guess this is supposed to put a guilt trip on me.  You know what?  It works!

My friend Beth has a program in her cell phone that lets her make digital art from photos.  Here are three of the ones she recently sent to me. 

Beth, these are beautiful.  Thank you, I love them.  I'm going to have to look into this program to see how it works.  It looks like it's a lot of fun.

I'm not doing very well with my wrapping.  There are a million reasons I can come up with to let it wait another day.  The procrastinator in me is taking over.  Unfortunately, there is a mailing deadline if I want packages to get places on time.  I really must find me some energy.  (and an attitude change)

I guess it's time to start counting down the days till Spring.  I just Googled the question "how many days till Spring 2019?"  You won't believe the answers I got.  One site says 87 more days, another says 107, still another says 92 and yet another says 105.  I don't have time to read all of them right now but how can this be?  I just counted the days on my calendar and it comes out to 106 more days till Spring 2019

Ah well, I think I'd best get busy here and try to get a few things done before I leave to pick up Jazzy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.