Monday, June 14, 2021

Big Beautiful Blooms

June 14, 2021

Good morning.  It must have rained a speck in the wee hours because there are wet spots on my car.  Plus there's a puddle out front at the end of the driveway.  We could use a little rain.  

 The question has been asked "Is John Cameron Swayze related to Patrick Swayze?"  The answer is yes, they were sixth cousins once removed.  Hmmm, I wonder if they knew this.  (info supplied by Google)

Today I thought I'd share photos of my peonies.  They are big and beautiful.  The pale pink ones will be huge once all the petals open up.  

I had a busy crochet day yesterday.  First I finished the yellow baby blanket.  Then I put several more rows on each of the pocket wraps.  I would have started the new baby blanket, but I haven't decided on which pattern to use.  Most of the time, I use a chevron pattern.  I tend to like that one the best.  Today I'll look over some of my patterns and decide.

It's getting rather gray outside my door so maybe we have more rain coming?  Hmmm, today might be a good day to make a meat sauce and a pot of pasta.  And maybe some garlic bread?  Oh yum!

I didn't spend much time on the computer yesterday so I have some catching up to do with my blog reading today.  So now I'm going to make a cup of coffee and settle in for some fun reading.  Till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

T'was A Fun Shopping Trip

June 13, 2021

Good morning.  Tis another gorgeous Spring day today.   Such a wonderful surprise I gor this morning.  I woke up at 4:50 a.m. and it was daylight outside!  In seven more days, on June 20th, it will be the longest day of this year.  

Yesterday, Deanne and Eddie and I went shopping at Ocean State Job Lot.  It felt good to leisurely wander around the aisles and see all the goodies.  Of course, I can only wander for a short while and then my back and legs tend to give out.  But I'm happy for the wandering that I do get.

When we got home, the first thing I did was to get back into my jammies and under the covers for a nap.  I'm finding that I can't "take a licking and keep on ticking" anymore.  I think that phrase came from an old ad for Timex watches.  

Do you remember who made the commercials?  It was John Cameron Swayze, and it was he who made the line "takes a licking and keeps on ticking" so famous.  He died August 17, 1995.  

While wandering around on the web the other day, I came across this fascinating image.  It shows how much money you need to earn in order to be able to buy a house in each of our states.  I was surprised to learn that my state (MA) was one of the most expensive states.  Click on the picture to make it large enough to read the numbers.

I managed to put a few more rows on my crochet projects, and today I'll add a few more rows to each of them.  I also need to make a grocery order to be delivered early this week.  Maybe tomorrow I'll make a meat sauce.  After that, well, we'll see how things go.

Here are photos of my Knock Out Roses.  

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Awesome Spring Weather

June 11, 2021

Good morning.  Today is another beautiful day here in New England.  Lots of sunshine and temps in the seventies.  The weatherman says it is here for a while.  We'll definitely take it and enjoy it!

There's not much happening right now.  Today I've been watching the Shop LC channel.  Everything is $9.99 or under.  I'm being good, not buying anything.  But, I have been tempted!  Some of the bargains have been great.   They now have two days each week for $9.99 and under.  I'll have to watch both days. (Tuesday and Friday)

I haven't been in the mood for crocheting lately, but I did manage to put a few rows on the red pocket wrap last night.  It now has fifty one rows done.  Later today, I'll work on the pink pocket wrap.  I really should get back to finishing the yellow baby blanket too.  I'd like to get started soon on the new one.  

I guess I've just been in a funky mood lately.  Hopefully, it is passing and things can get back to normal for me.  Well, sort of normal.  Once you retire, your life seems to take on a new normal.  A year and a half ago, I would think nothing of hopping in my car and going for a ride somewhere.  I'd like to be able to do that again.  

Yesterday, after another hefty downfall of rain, Audrey was able to take this photo outside her home.  Isn't this beautiful?  Thank you Audrey for sharing this with us.

And today I have photos of one of my rose bushes to share.  This one has such delicate, beautiful blossoms.

Deanne and I have decided to go shopping tomorrow.  We'll have more time and we won't have to hurry.  Sounds good to me.  Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

A Delightful Drop In Temps

June 10, 2021

Good morning.  Today is sunny and cooler.  Today's temp should be around 70F degrees with overcast clouds all day.  Sounds like gorgeous to me!

Deanne came by yesterday and sprayed the tomato plant, after picking off all the affected leaves.  Here's hoping it does the trick.  I guess it just seemed too good to be true that this particular tomato plant was growing like a weed.  Now it is tall and skinny.  sighhh.

Last week I ordered a new book and it came a couple days ago.  It's about wild foods, and it's really quite interesting.

Did you know that the bulbs of the Tiger Lily are edible?  Here's a recipe for you. (from the book)

No, I'm not planning on shopping for tonight's dinner in my yard, but this type of information is good to know.  Plus it makes for very interesting reading.

I have no special plans for today.  I'll go outside for a little while, then hopefully I can take a nice nap.  I woke up a lot during the night and didn't really get lots of sleep.  So I'm really looking forward to that nap.

One day this week, Deanne and I are going shopping at Ocean State Job Lot.  I'll be picking up a new garden hose.  I really should make a list of things to look for.  I also need to pick up a couple expandable folders.  I keep my tax information in these.

Now I'm off to read a few blogs.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Fun Stamps

June 9, 2021

Good morning.  Temps are going down a few degrees today, and according to my phone, we should be getting a little rain.  Of course, my phone doesn't always get it right. But that's okay.  I'm getting used to my phone's quirky ways.

Yesterday afternoon the thunder rolled in.  It got noisy for a while, and then the rain started.  I think all one hundred and seventeen drops fell on my car.  At some point during the night, it must have rained a bit more because there are a couple puddles in the yard.

Those new stamps that I had ordered came a couple days ago.  Here's what the Halloween stamps look like.  I'll save them for my October mail.

My flower gardens aren't doing so good this year.  None of my beautiful big irises appear to be coming up this year.  However, the Knock Out Roses are doing just fine.

I only crocheted a few rows yesterday.  Some days I'm just not in the mood.  Instead, I did a few Word Search puzzles.  Today I'll be watching a lot of Law & Order, Criminal Intent on WE channel.  It's on all day.  

Deanne will be stopping by after work today.  The spray for the tomato plants came yesterday so we'll get to spray the plants today.  I hope this helps.  I was hoping for a bumper crop of tomatoes this year.  To be honest, even one tomato from each plant will be a big plus!  

Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  I'm finally getting  caught up reading them.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tick Season Is Here

June 8, 2021

Good morning.  Tis another really warm one today.  After tomorrow, temps should drop back down into the low seventies.  I'm lucky, though.  I have air conditioning to help keep the house cool.   

Friday, Deanne and I are going shopping at Ocean State Job Lot.  Woo Hoo!  It's going to be a fun outing.  I'll have to make a list of things to look for.  A new garden hose will be at the top of the list.  (I don't really need a list.  I just enjoy shopping at that store.)

Today will be a lazy, relaxing day.  (what else is new?)  I'm going to crochet a while, at least until both pocket wraps have at least fifty rows done.  After that, I want to shop around to see what sort of travel is available between here and Bradford, PA.  Why, you say?

Did you know that July 24 is National Cousins Day?  Wouldn't it be nice if I could go to Pennsylvania and meet my cousin Anita in person?  I think so.  I could drive there, or fly there.  There is an airport there.  (I checked.  And I think that Jet Blue flies there.)  Well, it's certainly something to think about!

Today I have a photo to share that shows how Deanne and Eddie keep Sassy cool while they are working in their yard.  Isn't she a cutie pie?

When you are outside enjoying your yard, be careful of ticks.  This is tick season and they are everywhere.  I borrowed this next image from web to share.

Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 7, 2021

A Day With A Surprise Ending

June 7, 2021

Good morning.  Today will be hot hot hot.  I think I'll just stay in and demolish a big bag of junk mail.  Yup, that's my project for today.  Yesterday, I was busy all day and evening, and as soon as I can think of what it was that kept me so busy, I'll share it.

One thing that I do every now and then is to stop whatever I'm doing and look into another place for my missing external drive.  Last night, while writing a letter to a friend, I thought of a couple more places to look, so I did just that.  Nope, nope, and nope.  Just one more place to look -- in the carry case where I keep my little laptop.  Well, la dee dah!!!  There it was!!!  All tucked in so that I could not lose it or misplace it. Woo Hoo!

A couple years ago, we planted two little rose plants in the yard not far from my porch.  This year, they have the most beautiful blossoms!  Here are some photos of them.

Oh how I miss using Photoshop to crop and brighten up my photos.  Alas, I do not have it on this laptop.  And, I'm thinking of not putting it here either.  Unless I can figure out how to put just the small portion of the program that I use on the laptop.  

My tomato plants are growing nicely.  BUT, one of them is being infected with a disease that is turning some of its leaves yellow.  I ordered some spray for this and it will get here tomorrow.  Hopefully, this will help my plant.

Today I need to figure out how I'm going to get me and this new laptop downtown to the repair shop so that I can see if they can shut of the "S" mode.  After that, I will be able to put my puzzle program on here.  I miss doing my jig saw puzzles.  

That's about all my news for today.  Now I'm off to get a nice cold bottle of water and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.