My Pix Show 04

Friday, October 30, 2020

It's Snowing!

 October 30, 2020

Good morning.  It's more of the same weather here.  Gray and damp and temps in the low thirties all day.  Brrr.  It just seems like it's too cold too fast.  As a matter of fact, it's snowing here.  Here's a photo that I just took  through my storm door.  Everything is covered with snow!

Except for the snow, there's not much happening here lately.  My friend Mary Ann called me yesterday and gave me a new site to follow for lots of help with Photoshop CC.  I gave it a quick peek and signed up to get their newsletters.   Everything I saw there looked really interesting.  Mary Ann, thank you.  For those of you who also use Photoshop CC, I'll share the link:  https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com .

The Blogger photo upload button is working so let me share the photos of Deanne's roses while I can.  With today's mean temps, these beauties probably won't be blooming much longer.  


In my younger days, I was so infatuated with America's darling, Marilyn Monroe.  I've always thought she was the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen.  While my hubby Michael was in Korea, Marilyn was there entertaining the troops and Michael got to meet her.  How exciting!  Here's a video from You Tube of Marilyn singing a duet with Jane Russell.  Enjoy.  You know, I really miss the movies and stars of yesteryear.

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before I go looking for some fun mischief.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

More Blogger Woes?

 October 29, 2020

Good morning.  Tis another dreary, wet and gray day here in New England.  It's not a problem though because I'm not planning to go out anywhere.  There's always a lot to do indoors.  At least for me.  

Some days I don't do much at all.  But other days, with a little energy, I accomplish quite a bit.  I suppose though that it's this way for most folks.  I do believe that the temperatures and amount of sunshine that we get plays a big part in how much energy we have.  

I did try to work on my new calendar, but I'm having a bit of a problem with the photos.  Some of them can't be sized properly.  I'm trying to use photos of all our family pets, but some of the photos are proving to be a challenge.  I will figure it out, or maybe change my mind about which type of photos to use.  We shall see.

Today I think I'll work on a bag of junk mail.  This stuff piles up faster than snow in a blizzard.  I am amazed at how much junk mail goes out every day considering the price of postage.  I wonder what will happen to all the junk mail when the Post Office finally prices themselves right out of business.  Hmmm.

How about something pretty to cheer us up on this dreary day?  I have two more photos of the roses that are blooming in Deanne's yard.  Roses always seem to put a smile on our face.

Well, I thought I was going to share these lovely photos.  But for some reason, Blogger is not letting me upload any photos.  I've tried three times now.  Hopefully this will be fixed by tomorrow and I can share the photos then.  Sighhhhhhh, it's always something!

I think I'll make a fresh cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading before I start on that bag of junk mail.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Get Out And Vote

 October 28, 2020

Good morning.  Tis gray and wet outside this morning.  And the temperature is only 44F degrees.  Today is a good day to stay indoors and do crafts and play with your pets.  My phone app says that we have a few more days like today coming right up, and a couple nights will have temps around the freezing mark.  

Next week is time to vote.  Lots of folks have been voting early, either in person or via the mail, but I like to go to the polls in person on voting day.  So that's where I'm headed next Tuesday.  I hope everyone else is also voting.  It's a privilege and a right.  

For some reason, today must be "crank call" day.  I've been getting several solicitous calls this morning.  At least three in the last hour.  I guess these folks making the calls figure they'll get more folks to answer their calls on a rainy day.  Maybe so, just not me.

I'm not making any plans for today.  Whatever comes along to get done will be.  Right now, I'm watching old game shows on TV.  Remember Block Busters?  I really like that game.  Although I must say that I don't think it's quite fair to have two players against just one player.  Still, I like the game.  I like Classic Concentration too.  Anything that keeps my mind working is fun.

I have an image to share that I borrowed from the web.  Temps are getting cold now, especially at night.  Please don't leave your pets outdoors.  Bring them in the house.  They are family and they belong indoors with you.  I will share this with you again as the temperatures get even meaner. 

I found another image to share.  This one seems made for me.  It's just what I need, a nice comfy carpet to ride instead of my broom.

On this happy note, I'll take my leave.  I'm going to do some blog reading now before getting started on this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Little Things Make Me Happy

October 27, 2020

Good morning.  Tis another gray day here in New England.  The temperature is 50F degrees and we may see some sunshine later this afternoon for a few hours.  That would be nice.   

When I was at WalMart the other day, I picked up some small toggle buttons to see if they would work on the purses that I made.  Last night, I put the toggles on the purses and they seem to be working just fine.  Here are a couple photos.  Pictured is the purse with a pair of fingerless gloves.


It's such a little thing, but when I finally figured out how to put the toggles on the purse and have them actually work, I was tickled pink.   It surely doesn't take much to make me happy.

Yesterday, I looked over the photos I have set aside for my new calendar, but that's about all I did.  Today I'll try to get them all sized and ready for printing.  I also want to get Laura Jean's birthday gifts wrapped and boxed up for mailing by the end of the week.  I may even box up a few Christmas gifts and have them ready for mailing.  

I'm having a yen for some spaghetti so I think I'll cook up a pot of it this afternoon.  And I want to call my cousin Anita.  I haven't spoken with her for a few days.  

A couple nights ago, I got a phone call from my sister in law Edie.  Wow, I haven't heard from her in ages.  She's been battling cancer for so many years that she sometimes withdraws from people.  This time she had some wonderful news.  She's finally free from chemo and she's now a grandma.  Edie, this is awesome news and I'm so very happy for you.  

Now I'm going to do some blog reading before starting this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Lots Of Rain Coming Our Way

October 26, 2020

Good morning.  Today is cool (51F degrees) and gray.  According to my phone app, we should see the sun again by the end of the week.  Hmmm, we'll have to wait and see.  It also says we have quite a bit of rain coming this week.  Maybe even a speck of snow?

I did get a few things done yesterday.  After I washed the dishes, I scrubbed the sink.  Then I gathered up all the trash and put it outside.  Next, I sat down and paid a batch of bills to go out in the mail this morning.  I put a few rows on a couple of small Christmas projects, then it was nap time.  

I must have overdone it because this morning I can't seem to get out of my own way.  What else is new?  Life now is sort of two steps forward, three steps back.  On the plus side, at least the feet keep moving.  I had intended to work on my Christmas cards yesterday, but that never happened.  So maybe I'll try again today?

Do you realize that Halloween is this week?  How did it get here so fast?  Temperatures are getting colder now too, and Covid cases are rising.  Pogo and I may not go on the broom ride this year.  I'm trying to not catch any colds or flues or viruses.  

Here's another Crochet t-shirt that I found on the web.  Gosh, whoever designed this one must have been peeking into my house.  hahaha.

My eyes are getting tired so I think I'll have me a short nap before doing a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A Fun Shopping Trip

October 25, 2020

Good morning.  Wow, I'm getting a late start today.  I did start much earlier, but somehow I kept getting sidelined.  Then I tried to crop a photo to share here and I couldn't get it to open in Photoshop CC.  It kept going to Photoshop Express, which I don't know how to use.  

Finally a tiny bit of my brain kicked into gear and I went to my list of programs.  I thought maybe I could get my Photoshop CC program to open from there, but I discovered a newer version of the program sitting there unopened.  Well, now where did that come from?   

Hmm, I haven't figured out the 2020 version yet and now I shall learn the 2021 version.  Life is full of surprises lately.  Yup, the mailman brought another surprise a couple of days ago.  A box, for me from my friend Kyra.  It's not my birthday yet so I'll wait till then to open it.  Thank you, Kyra.  I look over at the box and it makes my whole day smile.

SIL Eddie came by yesterday morning and took me shopping.  I was able to pick up a birthday gift for Laura Jean, as well as several Christmas gifts.  I feel so much better now.  I even got three boxes of my cereal, Special K with red berries.  I gave one box to Eddie because it's his favorite too.  This was a fun outing for me.  

I have a cute photo to share with you.  When Eddie was leaving yesterday, he noticed a little tree growing on the roof of my car.  It's a tiny evergreen tree. (I think!)  I hope it's a slow grower because I don't want it to wreck my car's roof.  I know, I could pick it out of there.  But why?  It's tiny and it probably won't live through the winter.

Today I need to seriously work on my new calendars.  Some of them need to be mailed out early to avoid the Covid/Christmas mail slowdown.  So after I do a bit of blog reading and wash my dishes, that's how I'll be spending the rest of the afternoon.  

Once the calendars are done, I want to wrap a few things.  I somehow always procrastinate and wait until the last minute to do this and then I'm rushed.  Funny, the more I try to get things done early, the farther behind I get.  

Yesterday, I also bought a six pack of Nestle's Iced Tea with Lemon.  I think I'll open a bottle and read a few blogs now before I get started on this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.  

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, October 23, 2020

WalMart Grocery Deliveries

 October 23, 2020

Good morning.  It's gray and a bit damp outside today, but temps will still make it into the sixties.  It's not so bad at all.  I do hope that the sun shines a bit tomorrow because I will be going out to shop.  At least that's the plan for now.  My SIL Eddie is coming by to go shopping with me.  

I finally was able to make an order from WalMart to be delivered.  It came yesterday, but I forgot to order one of the most important items that I wanted.  So, I've been making up my shopping list for tomorrow.  Right at the top it says "Special K with strawberries cereal."  And if I can, I'm going to buy three boxes so that I don't run out again.

It seems that WalMart has a new program where they will give you unlimited grocery deliveries for $99 a year.  So far, I've had two deliveries at $8 each plus tips.  (most deliveries cost $10 each)   I'm thinking it will be worth my while to sign up for the unlimited deliveries.  It's a bargain.  

I found another cute crochet pattern on the web.  This one would make a great gift for folks with walkers, or to use on the shopping carts when you're picking up groceries at the market.  

Once I get all my holiday stuff done, I may make one of these for my walker.  Actually, I may look for other similar patterns first.  It can be a very useful item.

Today, the mailman brought me some yarn that I had ordered a few days ago.  I needed a specific color for a Christmas project, and I did not have this color in my yarn stash.  I checked everywhere, and finally found it on Ebay.  Pretty soon I'll be able to check another project off my Christmas list.

Here's a chuckle to start your day.  (borrowed from the web)


Now I'm off to get a cold bottle of water and do a bit of blog reading.  Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.