Monday, April 12, 2021

What's Your Favorite Old Car?

April 12, 2021

Good morning.  The temp today is 46F degrees, the high for the day according to my phone app.  We'll have clouds and some sunshine.  Tomorrow's temps should be a few degrees warmer.  For some reason, I woke early this morning, and had my breakfast at 5 a.m.  Of course I was hungry again a little while ago.  But I keep popsicles in my freezer for just such times.  I just polished off a red one.  Yum!

My grocery order this week was rather large, so I split it in half.  Yesterday, the first half was delivered.  This morning, I placed the order for the other half of the grocery list.  It will be delivered tomorrow.  The only thing I couldn't put on the order was the Alka Seltzer.  That has to be picked up.  I'll see if Deanne can pick it up for me when she has time.

(I try not to order too many groceries at once because my breathing doesn't always allow me to put them all away.  The delivery is free.  It just costs an extra tip for the guy delivering.  Very reasonable.)

I do a lot of "Word Find" puzzles.  It keeps my brain functioning.  And it's fun.  One that I did this morning had a list of lots of cars that are not being manufactured anymore.  Most of these cars were very popular during my growing up (and living) years.  I wonder how many may have been some of your favorites.

AMC, DAEWOO, DESOTO, EDSEL, GEO, HUDSON, HUMMER (I thought this was still being manufactured), IMPERIAL, MERCURY, OLDSMOBILE, PACKARD, PLYMOUTH, PONTIAC, REO, SAAB, SATURN, SCION, STUDEBAKER and TUCKER.  

You know what is not on this list?  The NASH.  We had a Nash when I was just into my teens.  After the Nash, my Daddy bought a brand new Chevy.  It was tan and white.  Memories!

Here's an image that I borrowed from the web.  It's just a reminder not to mow down all the dandelions.  The bees need food and there might be bunny dens hidden beneath some of them.

That's all my news for today.  Before I go, let me leave you with another image that I borrowed from the web.  Here's hoping it gives you a nice warm giggle.

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading and whatever fun mischief I can dig up.  Till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

I'm Back!

April 11, 2021

Good morning.  Gosh, it's good to have my laptop back.  All the problems were from the new version of Windows that installed itself.  According to the guys at the shop, lots of folks have been having the same problems with their laptops/desktops.  It's good to know it's not just me.  (not that I wish it on anyone else)

One of the problems of having your laptop out for so long is the backlog of emails that you'll have to go through.  It took me a while, but I finally got them cleaned up.  I even got to do a bit of blog reading, although I still have some catching up to do.

The week has been fairly quiet for me.  I did get to sit out on the porch for a bit, and I finished crocheting a baby blanket and started another one.  The first one is Minty green, and the new one is Daffodil yellow.  

Deanne stops by every day and helps me with things.  This week (Friday) I have an appointment with my heart doctor.   Oh joy, oh joy.  I don't like doctor appointments but this one is necessary.  Next I'll be looking for a new primary care doctor, one that I can be comfortable with.  

One of the things I really missed all week while my laptop was at the shop was doing my jigsaw puzzles.  I have tons of them on my laptop, and I usually do one or two of them every day.  It's very relaxing.  So, once I got all the emails cleaned up, I did a puzzle.  I must say, it felt good.

I have an image that I borrowed from the web to share with you.  It's not exactly nice, but it did give me a great giggle.  I can't wait to see what this lady's next gardening tips will be.

I also borrowed this image to share.  I did not know this about the crayons.  It's good to know.

Now I'm going to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Sick Laptop

 April 5, 2021

Good morning.  This is a very short post.  I'm having problems with my laptop and it has to be dropped off at the computer store.  There are problems with the recent Windows version update.  I'm sure it won't take long to fix it, and I'll be back posting soon.  Thanks for understanding.

You have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

HAPPY EASTER

April 4, 2021

Good morning.  Everyone is busy today with family and friends.  And rightly so.  Tis Easter Sunday.  I'm not going to type a post today, just leave you with a smile.


 I think it was awesome for someone to help this tiny little bird with his crooked little feet.  

Enjoy your day dear friends.  I'm wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Free Breakfast?

April 2, 2021

Good morning.  I just went out to get my mail and found a breakfast delivery from  McDonalds (delivered by Uber) on my door step.  I called McDonalds but they said I would have to call Uber.  They only send the food out.  They don't have control over what happens to it.  Unfortunately, I looked up the Uber Eats number and have to download an app to get a number to call.  I'm not putting anymore apps on my phone.  So I guess whoever ordered the food will have to call and re-order.

Today is nice, but cool.  Too cool to sit out on the porch.  Sunny and thirty three degrees.  Hopefully though, temps will be getting warmer after today.  Gosh, I hope Sunday is warm enough for all the little kids to go egg hunting.   

I remember Easter Sunday from when I was very young.  Everyone would be dressed in their finest clothes and after church would go to downtown Quincy Square.  We would walk from one end of the square to the other and back, meeting up with folks and visiting with friends that we hadn't seen in a while.  Life was so much simpler then.

Today I have another photo of the Muscovy ducks at our park.  Deanne found a pair of them grooming and stopped to take a photo.  They are very unusual looking ducks, and I find them quite beautiful.

There's not much news today so I'm off now to read some blogs.  Till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a Blessed Easter.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Welcome April

April 1, 2021

Good morning.  It's been raining all through the night and all day so far.  But the rain seems to be good for the trees and plants.  I finally have a beautiful yellow blossom.  One of the daffodils bloomed yesterday.  Yeaaaaah!

And today is the beginning of April, so the showers are quite appropriate.  We have quite a few showers due this week so I'm expecting all my leafy trees to start showing tiny green leaves soon.  I don't have any April Fool's tricks today.  I'm just so happy to see this little burst of yellow color in my yard.  The temps might be going up and down for a while, but Spring is definitely here!

Deanne came by yesterday and we sat out on the porch for a while.  My new plant holders came in the mail and we figured out where to put them.  I'll be able to bring out a few of my house plants and let them enjoy the fresh air until Fall.  

Today I think I'll cook up a pot of pasta.  I've already taken the sauce out of the freezer to thaw.  When I make the sauce I always make a double batch and freeze half of it.  I would also freeze a batch of cooked pasta but it doesn't taste very good when it thaws.  It becomes mushy.

For those of you who enjoy crocheting and knitting, you can get lots of really nice free patterns at Yarnspirations.com.  Have a look, and I hope you find some that you like.

Before I leave to read some blogs, let me leave you with this BIG hug.  (image borrowed from the web)

So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Adios March

March 31, 2021

Good morning.  I guess in some areas, March is going out like a lamb.  The wind lately has been a bit frisky at times and we've had bits of rain (mostly during the night).  This is not the case in other parts of the country.  

I was up early this morning, putting together a "doggie package."  My cousin Anita told me that when her package arrived the other day, her little dog Ginger  sniffed it all over to make sure it was okay.  However, when the box was opened, Ginger looked a bit sad because there was nothing in the box for her.  

How could I have been so unthoughtful?  So I've put together a little box of Pogo's toys (I have tons of them!)  and addressed it to Ginger.  I'll see if Deanne will mail it for me this week.

A couple days ago, I found some really pretty yarn in my stash so I started a baby blanket with it.  The yarn is from Red Heart and is called Minty.  I'll make another one with yellow yarn.

Has anyone other than me been noticing the downright horrible taste in a lot of the commercials on TV lately?  Some are in extremely bad taste, and others are just stupid.  I'm really surprised at Geico for their poor taste in their latest ad.  They usually have pretty good ones.  The latest one has a basketball player, Dikembe Mytombo, running around making grunting noises and smashing or throwing things.  Exactly what is the point of this stupidity?  Does it really sell insurance?  

And how about the cat litter ad?  (I think it is for cat litter)  The guy scrapes the litter box and the cat poo flies through the air and lands in the woman's smoothie drink.  Really?  This is supposed to sell cat litter?  

Whatever happened to the commercials that are fun or at least interesting to listen to?   Does Big Business really think that all of us consumers are so stupid that we need these new kind of ads?  That's really sad!

I'm beginning to annoy myself so I think I'll go read some blogs.  Let me leave you with this picture that I borrowed from the web.  It doesn't cost much to feed a hungry animal or show it some love.

So till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hgs, Edna B.