Sunday, September 19, 2021

Temps Are Cooling Down

September 19, 2021

Good morning.  Today will be sunny with temps in the sixties.  Yup, temps are definitely getting cooler.  It feels good, and it would be nice to stay this way year round, but that is not to be.  Leaves are beginning to change colors and some are falling to the ground.  

There's not a lot on TV on Sunday mornings, so I start out watching PBS.  They have creative programs on beading, metal jewelry, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, etc.  These are all very interesting.  I don't have to be doing all these different crafts.  It's the learning that is the fun.

Today on the sewing program, author Jennifer Chiaverini was featured with her book "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker."  It sounds like such an interesting book that I've gone to Amazon and ordered a copy.  It has a one day delivery, so I can start enjoying this new book as early as tomorrow.

It's the story of Elizabeth Keckley, born into slavery, and her friendship with Mary Todd Lincoln.  Elizabeth was a gifted seamstress.  She earned freedom for herself and for her son by the skill of her needle.   She won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion.

Now that the creative programs are over, I'll switch over to WE TV and watch Law & Order for a while.  I have a cabinet that needs cleaning out, so maybe I can work on that while I'm watching TV.  After that, I think I'll make a meat sauce and cook up a pot of spaghetti.  

I think I posted about animal overpasses before but it's worth a repeat.  Here's a picture of one of these overpasses.  They are very effective in saving lives.  We should be building these across the country.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 17, 2021

What Day Is Today?

 September 17, 2021

Good morning.  It's early, not even daylight yet.  My phone app says that today will be cloudy with maybe a little shower later this morning. and temps in the sixties.  Yesterday was a very restful day, and last night was a good sleeping night for me.  

I did boil the eggs in the new gadget, but I did not shake them up and crack all the shells.  Instead, I put the boiled eggs in a bowl and put it in the fridge.  By then I was not in the mood for the egg salad.  However, I will make the salad today.

You know, on TV, cooking and peeling these eggs looked so easy.  In reality, after reading the instructions, you find that after the eggs are cooked, now you have to take the gadget to the sink and run it under the cold water for two minutes (waste of water) and then you put the cover back on and begin the shaking for two minutes.  Why didn't they show all of this on the TV?  Hopefully, if these eggs are fully cooked, I'll peel them the old fashioned way and enjoy them.

I found an item online about Xylitol (toxic to dogs) and thought I should share it with you.  It seems that Xylitol is now being sold under a new name.  BIRCH SUGAR.   It is STILL TOXIC  to dogs.  So please look for this on the contents label of items, especially Peanut Butter and Ice Cream. 

Yesterday, I did manage to put a few rows on each of my crochet projects, and I'll do the same again today.  If I keep this up, they should all be finished soon.  I've also started a mystery project, but we'll talk more about that some other time.  

I found a very interesting place online where you can order some awesome personalized mugs.  It's web address is 64HYDRO.COM.  There is something for everyone there.  Have a look.  I think I'll spend some time this afternoon looking at all their items.  

Another interesting item that I found was this wonderful tee shirt.  I had to laugh because it really suits me to a tee.

It's a bit early to do my blog reading (lots of you folks aren't up yet)  so I think I'll head on over to the kitchen and make some breakfast and a cup of coffee.  Before I do, let me share one more item that I found on the web.  It gave me the biggest chuckle.

Here's wishing you a mosquito free day.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

A Murphy's Law Day For Me

September 16, 2021

"Murphy's Law"   In its simplest form, Murphy's Law states "If anything can go wrong, it will."

Good morning.  Tis gray outside this morning and it has been raining a bit off and on.  We should have some sunshine later on and temps in the low seventies.  Rather a nice day.

Yesterday turned out to be a day I'd rather not repeat.  It was my grocery delivery day.  Well, that's what it was supposed to be.  A little after ten a.m. the delivery car arrived.  With only five items out of the forty six that I had ordered.   The whole thing had to be sent back to the store.

I called the store and spoke to someone acting as manager for the day.  (It was the manager's day off)  I explained the problem and he said he would take care of it right away.  Soon, the delivery car came back with a lot of groceries.  After the driver left, I went through everything and put it all away, making a list of everything that was still missing.

Another phone call to the store, and I named all the missing items to the "manager" who (once again) said he would take care of it right away.  In a while, the delivery person showed up again with the rest of the groceries.  By the time everything was put away, I had already done a whole days work and was exhausted.  

Deanne and I had originally planned to go out and enjoy an ice cream sundae after she got out of work, but now I was just too tired to go.  This should be the end of this saga, but it isn't.

At 8:25 p.m., another delivery car showed up with groceries.  I told the driver that I had already received my order earlier in the day, and she left to take it all back to the store.  I really felt bad for her, but I wasn't up to starting this whole shebang over again.

"shebang (SHa'baNG),  noun,  a matter, operation or set of circumstances"  per dictionary.

Sadly, I did not do any crocheting yesterday.  However, today is a new day and I intend to put a few rows on each of my projects.  I'm also going to make some egg salad to enjoy later.  I have and Egg Pod that I want to try out.  

I had one before, and I decided to wash it before I tried using it.  That was my mistake.  I took it all apart and washed it, but then broke it trying to put it back together.  It ended up in the recycle bin.  Today I shall skip the "wash first" part and just put the eggs in it and cook them.  I'm hoping it works the way it is supposed to.

It's time to take stock of my gift wrapping supplies, so I may go online to see if I can find any of my favorite wrapping bags.  I still have a few left from last year but I could use a few more.  Plus I'll need a few more bows and rolls of Scotch tape.  This will be fun shopping.  

Pretty soon, I'll have to decide what to do about a new calendar.  My cards and calendar just won't be the same anymore.  

Today I want to share photos (that I took yesterday) of one of the little critters in my yard.  This cute little squirrel was enjoying a nut that fell from one of the trees.

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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Time For Renewals

September 14, 2021

Good morning.  The sun is shining and today's temps should be in the seventies.  An awesome late summer day.

I've been up for hours, but I've been busy trying to do some holiday shopping online.  Plus I put in a grocery order to be delivered tomorrow.    There were a few things that I needed from another market but I couldn't figure out how to use the app to place an order.  I'll wait till Deanne comes by and have her help me with that one.

It's time for me to get my license to carry firearms renewed.  I'll have to call the police station to find out what I need to do this.  I meant to do it earlier but then I got side tracked and forgot all about it.  I also have the Utah license that is good in 32 states, and it will need to be renewed too.  I'll be busy today.

Yesterday I spent the afternoon going through a big bag of junk mail.  I don't know why I don't just do this on a daily basis.  It would make life so much easier for me.  Alas, I just can't seem to make this a habit.  

The new great grandbaby due in October just might be coming a bit sooner.  September 22 is the new arrival date.  Her name is going to be Cerys.  (pronounced Karis)  It's a Welsh feminine name meaning "Love, Loved one."

Here's an interesting map that I borrowed from the web to share.  It shows the life expectancy for folks in each of the United States.  

Here's a close up of the color keys.

Hmmm, definitely interesting! 

I found a cute crochet pattern for hair scrunchies online too.  I wear these a lot so I think I'll try making a few of them.  They look easy enough.

Now I'm thinking that a hot cup of coffee would be nice to enjoy while I'm doing some blog reading.  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Don't Forget Your Pets!

September 13, 2021

Good morning.  Tis gray outside, but it's early yet.  Not quite seven o'clock.  The weather forecaster says we'll get some sun today with temps in the seventies, and maybe some showers.  Let's pray for the folks (and animals) in Texas and Louisiana and other Gulf coast areas that are being hit by Tropical Storm Nicholas with huge amounts of rain.  

If any of you are in these storm areas, please don't leave your pets behind when you leave to find safer areas.  They are family and they would never leave you behind.   (image from web)

I guess we're going to get our rain showers sooner than we think.  Everything outside is already wet and there are fallen leaves all over my driveway.  Sort of gloomy looking.

I have the cartoon program on (TV), but there is so much nonsense going on between showing the cartoons that it takes away from the fun of watching the cartoons.  Some folks just should not be making up the programs for children's viewing.

Today I think I'll maybe do a load of laundry and then work on my crochet projects.  I do a few rows on each project, then start over again.  Meanwhile, I'm trying to finish some of my holiday shopping online.  It's just not the same as being in the store and seeing things up close and personal, but I'm trying.

One of the new stamps that I had ordered came in the mail a couple days ago.  They are birthday stamps and they are really pretty.  They're on a sheet of twenty stamps.

Yesterday, Kevin's baseball team, the Tigers, won this year's championship.  Three years in a row!  Congratulations, guys.  Great job!

And yes, that photo of Deanne and her friend Caroline was published in yesterdays newspaper, along with four other photos from the local Freedom Walk. 

Leave It To Beaver is on TV now so I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy watching the program.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Breathing Better Already

September 12, 2021

Good morning.  My phone app says that it will be sunny all day today with temps in the upper seventies, maybe even eighty degrees.  Super!  It's a great day for a baseball playoff game.  Kevin's baseball team is playing today for the trophy.  Good luck fellas!

Friday, the fellow from the oxygen company finally showed up with a new concentrator for me.  It was five minutes before five o'clock in the afternoon.  I guess that's as close to a morning call that I'll ever get.    I had him leave the new machine on the porch.  

In the morning, I had put the old concentrator out on my porch, and hooked my cannula up to my small portable concentrator.  My breathing improved immediately.  I brought the new machine inside and hooked it up.  It's working just fine, thank you.  And I'm feeling so much better now.

You know how I love to watch the old TV programs?  Well, I came across a very interesting photo.  One of my favorite programs was Leave It To Beaver.  This is a photo of Wally Cleaver, all grown up.  My goodness, now I'm really feeling rather old!  Even so, he is rather a handsome old man!  (and he still looks like Wally)

And here's another photo showing more of the cast grown up. (April 13, 2013)

Yesterday morning, Deanne and her friend Caroline took part in a Freedom Walk.  You girls are special.  Thank you.  (photo - Caroline on left, Deanne on right) This photo was taken by the photographer for the local newspaper.  It will most likely be published in today's paper.  

My box of new yarn came Friday afternoon.  Woo Hoo!  I couldn't wait to open it.  Oh my, how pretty!  I immediately started a new baby crib blanket.  Ooooooh!  I love it!  And I think I've decided on what to make with the Christmasy colored yarn.  I'll let you know what it is as soon as I decide definitely. 

Now it's time for me to get busy and start this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Time For A New Concentrator

September 10, 2021

Good morning.  We had a bit of rain last night, and it cooled things off nicely.  Today will be sunny with temps in the upper sixties to mid seventies.  A really beautiful day.

Well, the oxygen concentrator started its beeping again so I called the company and asked them to come out today to take care of this problem.  There is definitely something wrong with this machine and it needs to be replaced.  The woman on the phone could hear the beeping over the phone and agreed with me.  

I told her how I had called the company a while ago about the machine getting so hot.  At that time, I was told that the hot air in my living room was what was making the machine run so hot.  I also told her how I looked it up on Google and found out that the machine running hot meant that it was not functioning properly.  It had nothing to do with the air temperature in my living room.  

I also asked her to schedule me for a morning appointment today because usually when they come out to my house it is very late in the afternoon or early evening.  She told me that they are supposed to call me with a two or three hour window of when they might get to me.  Really?  They've never done this for me before.  They normally just say they will get there as soon as they can.

So, we shall see what we shall see.  Hopefully, they will show up sometime this morning and bring me a new concentrator.  

Here's a wonderful giggle that I found on the web.  Oh my, poor Bob!

Now I'm going to the kitchen to make some breakfast and a cup of coffee.  I want to be ready for the guy from the oxygen company just in case he shows up this morning.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.