Sunday, November 30, 2008

Big Day Tomorrow, Audrey!!

November 30, 2008

We've reached the end of November, and tomorrow is the start of a very BIG year for daughter #1. Tomorrow she celebrates the big *# birthday!!! Egads, it wasn't all that long ago when she came running and laughing to the name of "Tootie." (sounds like you know who) Then when her first sister was born, she became "Big Tootie." Well, Big Tootie, you've come a long way since then, and I'm very proud of you. Hope your big day is filled with sunshine and happiness.

Time certainly does fly when you're having fun and keeping busy. Both of my Tooties have grandchildren. How can this be? I think I need to start wearing my "Don't Forget My Senior Discount" hat.

For this weekend's QP, I made a layout with Snow Raven's brand new kit, "Old Elegance For The New Year." The photo I used is 15 years old, and yup, those are Moo's baby blues peeking through all that white hair.

So without further ado, I am taking this tired old body off to get comfy, and watch some TV with Tootsie. Have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.
"Old Elegance For The New Year" kit by Snow Raven


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Missing You

November 29, 2008

Today is the one year anniversary that my hubby has been gone. It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed, and I still miss him. There are times when I feel his presence around me, but that must be when I need him the most.

This past year has been made much easier for me to cope because of my family and all of my new friends here in the scrap world. Thank God for all of you. What would I have done without you.

I won't blog much today, just share a photo and layout. Tomorrow, I will have your Saturday QP. The photo is called "Peaceful." It's the edge of a pond in Wisconsin, and Peace is what I wish for my Michael. The layout was done with one of my favorite photos of Michael, and was taken sometime during the Korean War while he was on leave.

Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.


"Mising You"

Friday, November 28, 2008

Clouds Can Be Intriguing

November 28, 2008

Did any of you go shopping this morning with the "shopper mobs"? I thought I would be smart, and try to shop some of the sales on-line. The first one I tried, Office Max, seemed to me to be a rip off. They only had two of the items that I wanted (this was at 7 am), but they seemed to be charging astronomical taxes. They had a box on the order form that says "you saved $ 151.00", but then they taxed the same $151.00. I don't really think this is fair, so I cancelled out my order, and that was the end of my morning shopping spree.

This afternoon, I went to Walmart, figuring that the mobs had all gone home. It wasn't too crowded, and I only needed a couple of things. Did I say a couple?? I should know better than to go in that store. Irregardless of what my shopping list says I need, I always come out with lots and lots of bags. So now I have some new towels, and a couple of new scatter rugs.

This morning, while I was waiting for the stores to thin out, I worked on a brand new holiday kit. I have already started one for Christmas, but this other new one is for Chanukkah, because I haven't noticed very many Chanukkah kits out there.

Tonight, I'll share one of the photos that I took yesterday while driving home from work. It's amazing the photos you can get without even looking in the viewfinder. I can only use one hand, so I just point the camera at the windshield, and click the button. And ONLY when there is very little traffic.
For some reason, my pictures came out in black and white. When I tried to set my camera on black and white the other day, the pictures came out in color. Yesterday's pictures came out black and white. Surprise, surprise!! I picked the best one, and tinted it. The clouds seemed to be sitting on top of the trees. They were just so big and fluffy - awesome. I hope you like it.

I'm off to play some ball with Tootsie. She has been so good today. Must be all that turkey she's been eating. Have a great day.

Hugs, Edna B.

"On My Way Home"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2008

I want to wish every one a Happy Thanksgiving Day, and for those of you who do not celebrate, have a wonderful day anyway. Today is a day to celebrate all that we are thankful for; most importantly, our family and friends.

Today, while I was working, my brother was busy preparing and cooking food for our big feast later this afternoon, which we shall share with friends. And of course, Tootsie. She loves the turkey and some of the veggies. Not everyone has a family to be with today, so we invite some of them to have dinner with us. It makes for a very happy occasion. Today, it looks as though there will at least 7 or 8 of us. (not counting Tootsie)

On the way home today, there were lots of big fluffy white clouds, and I tried to photograph some of them. Not an easy thing to do while driving. I mostly just hold the camera up, and click away and hope for the best. If there wasn't so much traffic, I would have pulled over to the side of the road. But it seemed like everybody was out on the road at the same time I was.

So I think I'll post your freebie, and then go empty my memory card to see what kind of photos I got today. Your freebie today will be the elements for "Thanksgiving 2008." Enjoy the kit, and have a great day.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Thanksgiving 2008 - Elements"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Parts 2 & 3 "Thanksgiving 2008"

November 26, 2008

Well, today the new furnace is finally all in and everything has been cleaned, bled, etc. The house is toasty, thanks to the wonderful man who has spent the last three days here doing the bulk of the work by himself.

Is everybody geared up for the mad rush of shopping that starts as early as 4 am Friday? I tried it one year, and vowed never to do it again. Not only was I in a wicked mobbed line (did I say line?) at 5 am, but I almost got killed when the doors finally opened. The crowd just rushes forward, and they don't care if they've knocked anyone down, or if they are trampling the poor soul on the floor. The most important thing on their minds is to get the TV or computer or game at a big big discount. I say, let them have at it. I will shop a day later, but mostly I will do as much shopping as possible on-line.

Tonight I thought I would share what I think is an interesting photo. I took this while I was vacationing in Wisconsin this past September.

Because tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and because I am thankful for all the wonderful people that I meet through my blog, I am going to post all the remaining papers for new kit. Tomorrow when I get home from work, I will post the elements. Enjoy your day tomorrow.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Thanksgiving 2008" Parts 2 & 3 Papers


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Part One "Thanksgiving 2008"

November 25, 2008

Today we're getting our new furnace put in. The men are down cellar working on it right now. Yeah! The house is starting to cool down now, but it won't be long before it's nice and warm again.

I have to always remind myself that someone else has it much more difficult than I do. I know I grump alot when things don't go smooth all the time, but at the same time, I know that I have so much to be thankful for. I have a job and a roof over my head. I have my family, even though we are scattered about. I have my brother and Tootsie, and the fact that I'm healthy enough to be sitting here typing on my computer says a whole lot more. Yes, I am blessed.

Today, I will post the first part of the new kit, "Thanksgiving 2008." There are three parts with papers, and then all the elements are in the last part. You will notice that there are a couple of darker papers. This is because some photos just don't look as good on the lighter shades. I hope you enjoy it.

That's it for now. Moo has been making a big pot of pea soup, and I can't wait to settle down and enjoy a nice big bowl of it. M-m-m-m!

Hugs, Edna B.
Preview - "Thanksgiving 2008" Papers


Monday, November 24, 2008


November 24, 2008

Ever heard the expression "It never rains, but it pours"? I was only at work a little while last night when Moo called me to give a rather big bunch of bad news. The cellar was full of smoke, (no fire, thank God) and the furnace had to be shut off. He put in an emergency call to the furnace repair man and then waited. It was in the teens last night. Br-r-r. By 12:30 am and several calls to the burner repair service, no one had shown up. By 7:30 this morning when a service man came, the house was very, VERY nippy.

Finally, at 4:30 this afternoon, comes the rest of the bad news. The furnace has a crack in it and the whole shebang has to be replaced. Now isn't this really special! And to put a bit of salt on the wound, my 2009 car insurance bill came in the mail. Oi! I guess the good news is that at least we will have heat tonight. Golly, I just hate the cold.

I suppose this is a good time to share a photo that I took a few mornings ago. Our photo assignment was to take a photo indoors without a flash. Very early in the morning, I went to look out the window at work, and the windows were all frosted from the cold. I grabbed my camera and took a picture of the window. Interesting.

I can feel the heat beginning to come up now, so I'm going to see about maybe having some supper. Stay warm, and have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Leaves Of Gratitude Project

November 23, 2008

Yippee!! I finished the Thanksgiving Kit, and will post it later this week. While checking my emails, I came across one of the latest offerings from Hewlett Packards creative projects. It's called "Leaves of Gratitude." I thought it such a unique and wonderful way to help celebrate your Thanksgiving.

I tried to find a link to share with you, but the only one I found was two miles long. LOL. Then I thought I would bring it up in Photoshop and put it on a layout page for you. WRONG! This PDF file won't open anywhere it can be copied. At least on my computer. So I put it in a folder, zipped it up, shot it out to "link land" and now have a link for you to download.

So much for my own talents. Basically, you will need a vase, some twigs (short, slim branches), heavy weight colored paper, strings for tying, paper hole puncher, and a pen. Pictures of leaves (or small dried leaves) are optional. You print, or draw, these fall shapes on your heavy weight colored paper, punch a hole in the top of the shape and tie a small piece of string through the hole for hanging. Place the twigs (or branches) in a vase and place on table. Guests can each write what they are thankful for and sign their name on a shape, and then tie it to the Tree of Gratitude. What a nice way for getting back to the meaning of Thanksgiving.

If want to try other projects, try going to Hewlett Packard, on line, and look around for their creative corner. I don't have the correct address or link for this, but you can find it on google, I'm sure.

There is a fantastic program on History Channel about the States. I'm taping it so that I can watch the whole thing uninterrupted. This is one of my favorite channels. They have some of the most fascinating programs. They're so interesting, you don't even notice that you are learning something while being entertained.

I will post my two page layout that I made for the chat challenge, and then I must go spend some quality time with Tootsie. Tonight is a working night, and she doesn't like me leaving. So I try to give her a little extra attention to make up for it. Have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.
Here is your download link for the Leaves of Gratitude Project:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Critters From Snow Raven

November 22, 2008

Do you folks realize that Thanksgiving is only FIVE days away? I wonder where the year went? I've been so busy on my computer with my scrapping, that eleven months have just slipped right on by. If I'm not careful, I'll be 80 and won't even know what happened to the golden 70's.

Today I just have to share a layout I made last night with some of Snow Raven's newest Poser creations, Vinnie the Vulture. Some people may not like or understand vultures, but they play an important part in our society. And in some instances, they even save you a lot of money. Have a lookee at what I mean. I have changed the town name to protect the innocent. (sounds like Dragnet?) Golly, I just love these little guys.

Tomorrow, I'll share the layouts from last night's chat challenge. I already got my participation bonus, and it's really nice. If you want these great chat bonuses, you need to join in on chat night at Magickal Scraps. You'll learn some scrap stuff and meet a lot of nice folks.

It's the weekend again, so tonight is a worknight. I need to go spend some play time with Tootsie. She's been so good lately - probably knows that it's getting might close to Santa's big night. I see visions of Greenie Treats and roasted chicken floating round and round in her head.

For your freebie tonight, I have a QP that I made with Snow Raven's kit "Key To My Heart." You can buy the kit at and
Have a great night.

p.s. if these paragraphs don't lineup properly, blame it on Blogger. I do it right, and they change it to what they want.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Key To My Heart" QP - 01 kit by Snow Raven


Friday, November 21, 2008

November Gold

November 21, 2008

Well, tonight was "chat night" at Magickal Scraps. This month, we had a few more folks join in even if only for a short while. On the chat, we are working on layouts that tell a story of us from our beginnings. I think it's a pretty neat idea. Tonight, we were supposed to do a two-pager, but I only got one page of mine finished. Tomorrow, I'll have to finish it up so I can get the posting bonus gift. Something that Snow Raven made with Poser, so I really want to earn it. She makes the grandest things with Poser.

I won't be on long tonight. It's been a long day, with banking and food shopping on the way home from work. I was rushing to get supper on so that I could be ready in time for the forum chat, and I guess I wasn't paying very good attention to what I was doing. I had a pan on the stove, and when I looked up to check it, there was steam (?) coming from it. So I went to check it, and OH MY GOODNESS!! It wasn't steam from my pan, it was the burner cover on the next burner being over-cooked and smoking up the whole house!! I mean - the center was totally crisped and black. Well done! I had turned on the wrong burner. Mayhaps I should leave the cooking to Moo. I'm okay with the microwave.

Before I call it a night, I want to share a picture with you that I took yesterday on the way to the animal hospital. I had to take it through my windshield because there was too much traffic for me to get out of my vehicle. But still you can see the beauty of it. I call it November Gold. It's a tree with absolutely no leaves left at all, but it's covered with golden fruit. I just thought it was a beautiful sight, and one that we don't see very often. I hope you enjoy it,

Hugs, Edna B.
"November Gold"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Memories From My Childhood

November 20, 2008

Well, Chemo is behind us for another 6 weeks, and we feel just good about it. One of the nice things about all these hospital visits, is all the wonderful people and animals we meet. This morning was very cold outside, so we bundled up before we left for Tootsie's appointment. You can see from the quick photo I took, that this is not what she considers a "fun time" outing. Poor baby. This is her dressed in her pink jogging suit and yellow corduroy jacket.

This little girl rides in style, too. She has a nice comfy car seat with seat belts, and she can see the whole world go by. This is her in her seat this morning in the hospital parking lot. We're getting ready to go in for her treatment, and she is still not sure that she wants to.

I remember from when I was a little girl, I always loved animals and things that grew. My brother and I were always bringing home stray animals, birds, bugs, you name it. One day, we were being very naughty, and were teasing an elderly lady across the street from our house. She got angry with us and threw a handful of beans at us. I took the beans home, and planted them in our backyard right under my mother's clothesline. (You do know what a clothesline is, right?) Well, the beans grew, but my mother was not a happy camper about this. After that, my dad made a small garden area where we could plant things.
Another afternoon that I remember, my dad was working in his little garden patch in the front yard. My little boyfriend (the little boy across the street) and I were watching my dad, and I asked my boyfriend "What are those red things?" and he replied "Why, those are little rapples, darling." My dad used to love to tell this story about us kids and his radish garden.
That's it for today. Tomorrow is a work day and 5:30 am comes early. Have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Things In My Future?

November 19, 2008

Another day gone by, and only one more chemo treatment for this round. Then, can you believe? Six weeks before it starts up again? This is fantastic, for me too. I get to sleep late more mornings, and I get to keep a little more of my money. Yippee! I think I see a new lens for my camera in my future.

Oh yes, I think I might even see a new computer. I have overworked mine to the point of it fighting back at me all the time. I will still need this computer. The new PC will handle all my photos, scrapbook and Photoshop things, and this PC will handle all the rest. Oh dear, now I definitely have to clean and rearrange my little computer room.

Thinking about all these neat things brings me back to a day when these things would only have been pipe dreams. Funny, when I was a little girl, I thought we had the greatest things. Santa always brought us wonderful toys, and my parents somehow managed a pretty decent life for us.

We never had a clue how little money we really had. My mom made a lot of my clothes, and my dad built a lot of our toys. Then of course, there was Salvation Army, who always had a grand Christmas party for all the neighborhood children, complete with Santa and gifts.

One comfy quick dish that Mom used to make us for supper when money was a bit tight (although we did not know this), was a big bowl of crackers, milk and sugar. Just break up the crackers in the bowl, pour in the milk, and scatter sugar all over the top. Oh boy, that was one delicious supper. We went to bed full and happy. Life was good when we were little kids.

As for Mary Ann's French Crepes, they sound yummy, and I can't wait to whip up a batch to try them out. Does anyone else have a favorite "poor dish" to share? I would love to hear about some of the meals that other folks enjoyed when they were children.

Before I get ready for dreamland tonight, I will share another photo. This one I did for an assignment called "urban photography." The idea is something we think is pretty against something we think is not so pretty. I used the idea as a guideline, as I do not live in the "inner city." What I found was a little bit of new life coming up through the rotting and dying leaves. I hope you like the idea.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

November 18, 2008

Oh, Happy Day! Tootsie's stitches came out today and her doctor said everything was looking really good. The lump is even smaller today, and she was able to start her chemo again. That and the fact that we are now up to six weeks apart for the treatments (we were hoping to be at six weeks by February or March), is a really great feeling.

Wayne, my PC fixer upper guy, came by to see if he could straighten out this wayward computer of mine. My favorite music program is corrupted, I guess. How'd that happen? I dunno! If I want to continue to use it, I will have to buy a brand new (and more current) copy, and re-install. Meanwhile, I will just have to use the Windows player, which he was able to re-set.

For supper tonight, Moo made us macaroni and butter. Add black pepper and milk to a bowl of this macaroni, and you've got YUM! YUM! YUM! Do any of you remember World War 2? If you do, do you remember your mom making this for your supper sometimes?

If you do, then you remember the brand new product called "oleo margarine." It was sort of like a bag of lard with a dot of yellow food coloring in it, and you squeezed the bag until all of the oleo margarine had turned yellow evenly. You know, we were all poor as church mice, but we had all the newest contraptions. More on this tomorrow.

Before I leave you, I'll share a photo that I took on November 17th at 7 am est.When I looked up at the sky, the moon was still there surrounded by beautiful blue. Of course, you know this is a photo that I just cannot pass up. After I cropped the photo, I duplicated it and enlarged it so you could see how beautiful this moon was. It almost looked like Earth. I'd be very interested in your comments. Enjoy,
Hugs, Edna B.

Morning Moon, 11-17-08

Close-up of "Morning Moon"

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pizza For Supper Tonight

November 17, 2009

Today was supposed to be Tootsie's chemo treatments, but the lump hasn't disappeared alltogether yet, so we have to wait till tomorrow and have the lump checked by the surgeon. He will decide when she can start up her chemo again. It's just a small lump now, thank goodness. But we'll see more tomorrow.

Me thinks that winter is slithering in to our little part of the country. I don't think it got over 40 today. Nights are getting pretty cool, too. The upside is -- as soon as the cold weather hits, it will only be a few months away from Spring. How's that for optimism? I try!

I'm watching the clock because in another five minutes, I can call up and order our pizzas for supper. No fuss, no muss, delivered right to the door. I think maybe I'll cook up some green peppers to put on mine. Oh. yum! Dominos is having a special, $5 for a large cheese if you order two. Works for me.

This week I need to finish up my photos for my homework and get them posted, and finish up the Thanksgiving kit. I can't believe, everywhere I look on the scrapping net, everybody has their Christmas kits already up and in the stores. Does anybody realize that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas, and is a pretty special holiday in itself? I suppose that's progress?

I won't get started on that. Before I leave to cook some peppers, and enjoy my pizza, I'll share a rather pretty photo with you. I shot this one a few mornings ago because the sky was just so pretty, it was just begging to be photographed. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

November Morning

Sunday, November 16, 2008

PC's Have Bad Hair Days Too

November 16, 2008

If you have comments to leave, please leave them here on the blog or in the comment box on the side. I know that 4shared makes it rather difficult to leave comments. Thank you.

When it rains, it pours. Oh well, you all know that already. Yesterday, my PC was having a bad hair day, so the repair technician, Wayne, had to be called in. What would I ever do without him?

I don't seem to be able to get out of my own way lately. The more I re-organize my computer, the worse it gets. Obviously, I need a refresher course on reorganizational skills. I need to learn to throw stuff away, instead of just hiding it all in a new folder. Once it's in the folder, I forget where I put it, and have to go get another thing just like it to replace it. Who know? I just might need it soon. Next thing you know, there are several copies of everything on my computer.

I was never like this when I was younger, so it must be a part of this wonderful thing called "aging." Sounds like a good excuse to me.

I'm off to catch up on a little beauty sleep. Lord knows I need it. (the beauty part, I mean). This is another working night for me. Hopefully I can catch up on some homework. Last night, I was just too tired to want to play with the laptop.

I will leave you a freebie, the matching QP to a layout I posted the other day. This was made with "Praying For A Cure." Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

No Post - Sick PC

November 15, 2008

I cannot post today. PC is not well, and going to be repaired. Be back tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Great Day.

November 14, 2008

Well, we've made it through another week. Has anyone had to buy heating oil yet? I just got a delivery a couple of days ago, and it cost me exactly HALF of what it cost back in April. My gas for my car is also down $2.50 a gallon!!! Instead of $90 for a fillup, it cost me $40 this week. Do you ever get the feeling that this was just the governments way of letting the big oil companies get back all their billions that they think they lost?

I'm seriously thinking that every now and then, the government should let little folks like me and you take over running things for a few weeks. We could get a lot of things back on track in short order. But will they? Not on their lives!!

Enough for politics. I could rant all day and night about everything and nothing on this category, so it's best left to sleep. What I can say is that today was a pretty nice day. The weather was fairly warm, I got a couple of things accomplished, and Tootsie had a pretty good day. I'm not asking for more.

Tonight, I will share another layout that I made. This one was for the ABC Challenge at Magickal Scraps, the letter "B." The letters have to tell something about our own self. Here is my letter B for Beauty.

I used Snow Raven's kit "Bits n Bobs 2" which you can get at, and a template designed by Digitalegacies. You can get this template free at . And, if you make a layout with any of her templates or kits, Nani will send you a free kit. Check out her blog for details. While you're there, grab a mug of coffee or tea, pull up a chair, and take a trip down a memory lane. Her stories are just wonderful.

Now it's time for me to take down the gate, and play some ball in the living room with Tootsie. She runs best on carpeting, no slipping. I'll post your Elements to "Praying For A Cure," and you have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.
"Praying For A Cure" - Part Three - Elements


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Surrounded By Handsome Men

November 13, 2008

Well, today Tootsie went to have the draining wick taken out. She is such a little trouper. The biopsy results came back, and they can find no cancer at this point. Thank you God. However, the lump does not seem to be shrinking. By Monday, it will be decided whether or not the lump has to be surgically removed. So that's all we know for now. But we will take this as good news.

I'm glad you like the new kit. Tonight, I will post the rest of the papers, and tomorrow you will get all the elements. Then, I really have to get cracking on the Thanksgiving kit that I am working on for you.

Tonight I thought I would share a layout that I made for Veterans Day. That handsome Marlboro Man is my hubby, back in his younger days. The background photo was taken in Japan. The two handsome veterans on the top are my hubby and my brother. The handsome young guys on the bottom are my son in law and my son. Two for the Army, and two for the Navy. I am surrounded by very handsome men. (I know, it's not nice to brag. But once you get past sixty, you can get away with it!)

I have this grand new toy that my Audrey got for me, and I'm hoping to get to play with it real soon. It's a gadget that lets you turn your negatives and slides into pictures in your computer. Doesn't that sound neat? I also have a turntable that attaches to the computer, and when you place your LP's & 45's on it, the music goes right into your computer. These are my kind of techie toys!!!

That's all for tonight. I have homework to read through, and 5:30 am comes early. Tomorrow is a working day. Have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Praying For A Cure" Papers - Part 2

And here is your download link for "Praying For A Cure" Papers - Part 2

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Kit - "Praying For A Cure"

November 12, 2008

Well, I got my flu shot early this morning, then stopped to pick up a Christmas gift on my way home. Next came a trip to the post office to send a package to my granddaughter in Florida. After that, I got busy zipping up the new kit, and getting links. Yes, I will post the first part today. There are three parts, 2 papers and 1 elements.

What's it about? It's about raising the awareness to finding a cure for cancer. Cancer is an ugly disease, and it doesn't care who it hurts. Some very special people in my life have been fighting this disease for quite a while. Some are gone now, and some are surviving.

Today's new layout, which I made using the new kit, will feature two of our family members who are fighting and surviving cancer; my sister in law, Edie, and my brother Artie. They are both very dear to me.

I know this is a tough subject, but it is one that most of us will have to face at some point in our life. So I thought that by making this kit, it would help to scrap some of your beautiful memories. I do plan to make an add on kit to go with this one sometime soon, an dwill try to incorporate all of the colored ribbons that go with the different kinds of cancer. If you have any special request, please let me know.

Tootsie's doctor just called to see how she was doing, and to let me know that the test results are not back yet. Aside from not eating very well, Tootsie is fairly perky (still plays ball). I just don't like the looks of that nasty lump. It doesn't seem to have gotten any smaller.

It's time now for me to start helping with dinner. Daughter in law is here, and Moo is busy cooking. Have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Praying For A Cure" Papers - 1

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today Is Looking So Much Better!

November 11, 2009

Let me thank all of you for your wonderful hugs and prayers. I can deal with so many things, but it's "down in the dumps time" when the little one, be it human or furry, is not doing well. It's a really nice feeling to know that so many of you care.

But today is MUCH BETTER! I picked Tootsie up and brought her home yesterday afternoon, and for us the sun came out. Also, the car got fixed. My terrific mechanic replaced a couple of sensors on the transmission, and VOILA! She runs just fine. The burner repair man came to fix the furnace and a couple of hours later, we were toasty warm. So what if there were moths flying out of my purse. It was a great way to end a very anxious day.

I've been meaning to share something nice for some time now, and keep forgetting. Do any of you like pomegranates? My daughter Dee loves them, and I love pomegranate juice. It has quite a unique taste, and it's good for you. Well, Uncle Moo was shopping at one of our favorite stores recently, (The Christmas Tree Shop) and bought something nice for me. It's a bottle of Pomegranate Liquid Soap, that has a lovely purple color, and smells very nice.

Right now, he's gone to the store to buy us some hydrogen peroxide, which we need to wash Tootsie's drainage area. God bless that brother of mine.

I have finished a new kit for you, just have to zip it up and make links. Hopefully, it will be ready for posting by tomorrow. Then I need to work on layouts and a QP for it. It's a very special kit with a meaning close to my heart. You'll have to visit again tomorrow to see a preview.

Today, I have a picture to share of my Tootsie that I took as soon as I got her home yesterday afternoon. I know it will look a bit rag dollyish, but to me this was a beautiful sight. I'm off now to do some homework (and a bit of housework, yuk!). Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Today's A Bummer!

November 10, 2008

Today hasn't been going very well so far. As soon as I started driving home from work this morning, I noticed that my car wasn't acting right. It was struggling to keep running. Oh Oh!
Just what I need. Tootsie has chemo this morning, and she has a big lump under her jaw on her neck that needs to be looked at pronto.

My car died out several times on the ride home, but I couldn't take it to the mechanic until after we got back from the hospital. Well, it kept cutting out on the way to the hospital, but we did get there in one piece.

Now for the good and bad news. My little girl could not have chemo because of the huge lump. So her chemo was pushed up to every 6 weeks. This part is good news, we hope. She had to see her regular doctor to have the lump checked. The good news here is that after some tests, he's pretty sure it's a huge abcess. On top of all this, Tootsie is running a fever. The bad news is that my little girl has to stay and have surgery. I've never left her before, and I'm not dealing with it very well.

I went straight to the repair garage from the hospital, with my car dying out at every traffic light and slow down corner. Of course, I had to leave the car there. What else is new! Thank goodness for my brother. He had to come and pick me up. Now I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for a call from the hospital saying that I can pick up my little Tootsie. If needed, a friend will drive me there, because Uncle Moo has to wait for the burner repair man.

I guess I forgot to mention that little tidbit. Yesterday, we all felt chilly and checked to see if the burner was turned on. It was, but it wasn't running. So, no heat yesterday and today. With a little luck, it will be warmer later this evening.

On top of all this, I really need a nap, but I'm too anxious to sleep, so consequently, I don't have any pretty pictures or layouts to share today. Maybe later, if not, tomorrow. Thanks for letting me vent my pent up nerves. I just need some good news this afternoon from Tootsie's doctor, and I'll be just fine.

Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Mini Blog Train For You

November 8, 2008

I don't think I've ever posted this early in the morning. But I got up early to share with you a nice surprise that a couple of really nice friends and I have put together for you.

Today is a special day. It's Veterans Day here, a day to remember, and to honor, our military veterans. So I got together with Snow Raven and Kyra, and we made a little blog train for you with beautiful kits for scrapping your treasured photos. Each kit has our own country's flavor, England, Holland and The United States of America.

It's called "Poppies To Remember," and I will post my links for you today. For the other beautiful kits, please visit:

Enjoy the kits, and don't forget to leave a thank you when you download the kits.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Poppies To Remember"

Here are your download links for "Poppies To Remember"
Here is a peek at Snow Raven's and Kyra's part:

Friday, November 7, 2008

Learning Is Fun

November 7, 2008

Nice to see you back, Mrs. Manfink. And yes, Miss Edie is Mr. B's sister. Now I sound like the lady on the TV commercial -- and yes, it's Glade!

Thought I would post a bit early this afternoon, then I can work on my homework tonight. I have so much to learn about my camera. Are you all like me? I jump right in with an expensive toy without knowing much about it, and learn while on the job - so to speak. My camera is a DSLR, my lens is expensive, so now I had best learn how to use them more than to just push the button.

That's how I learned to use the computer. I bought it, gazed at it for a long time, then installed a couple of programs that I wanted to learn to use. After that, it was trial and error for a while. There's so much I still don't know, but I know enough to do the things I like to do.

Today, I have a layout to share. I made this one for a challenge at Magickal Scraps. This layout shows part of my doll collection. Little Red Riding Hood in the bottom photo was the beginning of my collection.

Time for dinner, and a little playtime for Tootsie. Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Golden Years??

November 6, 2008

Today I wondered why no one wanted the new QP. I was about to take the link down so as not to offend anyone, when I realized that I had never put the link up in the first place. DUH!!!
So, if you would like the QP "You've Come A Long Way," (scroll down a couple of days) here is the download link:

It's a good thing my head is attached good and tight, because I would lost it most every day. I seem to have more scatterbrain days now than I ever did. Is this a part of those glowing golden years? Does anyone know why our later years are called the golden years? I'm still looking for the gold. So far, I have found mounds of wrinkles, scads of grey hairs, lumps of plump that I never used to have, blood pressure pills, water retention pills and a lot less energy.

In all fairness, I have to say that the good part is waking up every morning still breathing, being able to walk on my own two feet, there are birds chirping outside my window, and I have a job. I am blessed.

Today I'm posting early because I have errands to do, and when I get done, there is my homework. Also, I have to go on line and find a doggie gate to put across the living room entryway. I have some layouts to finish for kits and challenges too. One layout will feature a few of my dolls. Here's one picture showing my very first doll, Little Red Riding Hood. Enjoy, I'm off to do some errands.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Is That Really Tootsie?

November 5, 2008

Daughter in law came by today and we went shopping. Of course! What else would two charming ladies do on a beautiful day like today. I found two pretty throws for Tootsie's little weekend bed (for when she stays with Uncle Moo). One was mauve and one was orange, and both had a label that said "no pilling." That was the clincher. I bought them, brought them home and popped them into the washer on gentle cycle. When they came out of the dryer, there were little "pill balls" everywhere. I am so disappointed, and the blankets go back tomorrow.

Did everybody vote yesterday? I hope so, because it is your privilege to do so. Did you notice how different voting is now compared to what it used to be? Used to be, you went in to the booth alone, and there was no talking, laughing, etc. The booth next to me sounded like a party going on with all the giggling and laughing. Turns out it was two booths side by side having a grand old time for themselves joking and laughing back and forth. I don't know about you, but I consider voting a serious matter.

Enough of that. Time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays, and how to be ready on time. That's a chore for me lately, because I always seem to be just a bit behind. Tomorrow, I will dig out all the things that I have bought and put away, and make a list so that I know where I stand. I think I'm in pretty good shape.

Next week, another favorite TV series of mine is starting up again. Top Chef. I'm not into the cooking so much as I enjoy watching how the contestants put together the weekly meal assignments. When someone does something really well, it is fascinating to watch.

I'm done chawing on your ear tonight. I'll leave you with this upside down photo of Tootsie. One of my photo assignments this week was to take a photo of what I was doing from another position other than standing. While I was on the floor playing with Tootsie, I set the camera on the floor and pointed it up, ZAP! If nothing else, it's a unique photo. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Something Special For You

November 4, 2008

I'm up to my eyeballs in homework. I came in to my photo class on day 3, and now I'm behind. How do I do that? I really don't know, but it seems to come easy to me.

This afternoon, I voted, and before I went in to vote, I took a picture of the voting sign. Why? Because I figured that today's homework just might be about voting, and Iwas right. So at least I had a picture for today's homework. I'll get there, it just takes me a little time.

Three of us have put together a little mini blog train, which we will give to you this weekend. Can you guess who the other two gals are? You'll just have to wait for Saturday to see. It will be nice, I promise.

Also, I've been working on a new kit that has me stumped at the moment. I have all the background papers made, and only a few of the elements. This will be a special kit, so I don't want to rush it. While I was working on it, I came up with a new QP, which I will post tonight for you.

There are so many special gals that I am so proud of. This QP is for all of them. I hope you like it. Now I have to go spend some quality time with my little waif. She's not allowed in the living room anymore unless I'm in there with her, and that's where we play ball. So she lays by the gate and waits patiently. Poor Darling. Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Halloween Treat For Uncle Moo

November 2, 2008

Glory to be, we have a wonderful Halloween treat this year!! Uncle Moo has become a grandfather again to a gorgeous baby girl. This makes three for him, all girls. Harmony Melody was born on Halloween, and is she ever beautiful.

I saw her this afternoon, and of course I had to take photos and hurry home and scrap her so that I could share this wonderful news. She has the most gorgeous head of wavy black hair, and the biggest smile ever!

With all the excitement, I really didn't get much of a nap, but I'll make up for it tomorrow. Tonight is a working night, and I need to be getting ready for work. I also have to go play ball for a while with my little waif. She's been sitting by me so patiently, such a good little dog. I was so luckly the day I found her.

Enough of my prattling for now. Time to throw the ball. Here's Harmony. The layout was made with the "Halloween 2008" kit.

Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A New Award

November 1, 2008

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable time last night. Toostie and I were popsicles when we got home from our ride, but it was wonderful. Did any of you notice any of the riders in the sky while you were out last night?

Today will be short. I have quite a few things that need to be done, but I wanted to share with you the award that Davonna at has bestowed on me. I feel so honored that I have been able to brighten up someone's day with my blog. It gives me such a huge incentive to keep creating nice things for you. Thank you so much, Davonna.

If you haven't been to Davonna's blog, give yourself a treat and visit soon. She tells the grandest stories, and will have you coming back every day for more.

The rules for this award are simple. I need to tell you seven things that I love, and then pass the award on to seven other folks.

I love my family, top of my list.
I love my Tootsie. (and all animals for that matter)
I love Nature, and feel very close to it.
I love my God
I am Very patriotic, and love my country and my flag.
I love listening to the birds chirping and singing.
I love learning new things.

Here are the names I have chosen to pass this award on to. I visit their blogs everyday, and not just for freebies. I love the friendly chatter and stories, the sharing of their everyday lives, as well as the fantastic creativity they share.

Snow Raven --
Kyra --
Deb --
Noreen --
Anna --
Marie --
Rachelle --

I'm off now to do some things before it's time to leave for work. Have a great day,

Hugs, Edna B.