Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
It's been two years today, and I'm missing you Mr. B. Granted, it does get easier each day to go on by myself, but something is definitely missing. I guess mostly it's the companionship. I love Tootsie to bits, but she never argues with me, and she never ever tries to sweet talk me out of the remote control for the TV. The holidays aren't quite the same either. I tried showing Tootsie the different things I bought before I wrapped them, and she just rolled over and went to sleep. Good doggie!
Some of the dwarfs seem to think they see you now and then lurking in one of the hallways. It keeps them on their toes, because they think you are checking up on them. Did you know that another ghost has been seen here too? A little girl I think. I haven't seen her, but others have. I hope both your souls are at peace.
I dug out another fun memory picture of us to scrap. That's something else I miss, some of the fun places we went and the fun things we did together. These pictures that we had taken every year at the fair hold so many wonderful memories for me. If you set them all side by side, you can see us growing older. Every year, a few more wrinkles, a lot more gray hair, and even some with less hair. But always the same smiles.
Miss Tootsie must know that today I'm a bit melancholy, because she doesn't seem to leave my side for very long. She misses you too. Her favorite chair is still the big black leather recliner that you and her always sat in to watch television.
I don't go by the softball field very often, but I do wonder how you like it there. Do you get many chances to help the younger pitchers out? Do they even realize that someone is there helping them? I suppose it doesn't matter though, as long as you are happy there. When the time comes, I think I would like for me and my doggies to be scattered in a field amongst a lot of wildflowers. I love flowers so I think that would be nice.
Well, it's time for me to get Tootsie's meds and maybe make a cup of coffee. Be at rest, Sweetheart.
Love, Mrs. B.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Good morning. So here it is, Black Friday, as the retail world calls it. On my way to work this morning, I was thinking about that $3 coffee pot that Moo wanted to go shopping for this morning. I believe the store opened at either 4 or 5 a.m. Of course, all the fantastic deals would have been scooped up within a half hour. Amazing how so many people will wait in a long line at an ungodly hour for so few things. (We all know that there is probably only a dozen coffee pots per store, if that many!)
Well, anyway! Back to that $3 coffee pot. Can you imagine standing in that wicked mob at 4 or 5 this morning in the POURING RAIN for a stupid coffee pot? You heard me correctly. It has been pouring rain for hours, and it is very raw outside. In the 40's. (that's Fahrenheit).
Somehow, that makes my cup of instant coffee sound really delicious!! Actually, I use the individual coffee bags (like tea bags). The coffee tastes good, and it's quick. Even if I had that $3 coffee pot, I couldn't drink a whole pot of coffee. And goodness knows, I can't drink the coffee that Moo makes because it is so strong it would put hair on my chest!!!
I just found out that "spell check" doesn't do a very good job. I misspelled a word -- I wrote "ling" instead of "line" and when I clicked on Spell Check, it said everything was correct. I guess maybe Microsoft needs to go back to elementary school and learn how to spell.
Did everyone have a big dinner yesterday? We had such a feast at our house, and most of the dwarfs were in attendance for dinner. And wow! What a dinner! Moo roasted a turkey, and cooked all sorts of veggies. One of my favorites is mashed potatoes and turnips. Ever tried it? It is just scrumptious!! Of course we had squash and carrots, stuffing and cranberry sauce, celery with cream cheese and olive stuffing, biscuits, pies, etc.
Miss Tootsie enjoyed her dinner tremendously. Roast turkey is one of her favorites, along with roast chicken, roast beef, and most other meats. (This is a very smart doggie! Why settle for dog food when you can have the good stuff?)
At Magickal Scraps forum, we had some marvelous news. One of our members, Maitri, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy a couple of days ago. Here is a picture of mom and Master Duncan Robert. Wow, isn't he gorgeous?
I made a Quick Page for Maitri to scrap one of Baby Duncan's new photos, but I will show that another day. I think Maitri should get first peek. I also started working on some holiday ornaments. When they are done, I shall post them here as freebies.
Time for me to skedaddle now. The Mrs. will be waking soon, so I need to get her breakfast tray ready. Y'all have a fantabulous day now.
Hugs, Edna B.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
What a gorgeous morning we have today. The sun is shining and it is not very cold. It's so nice, that I stopped on my way home from work to do a bit of shopping. Even found myself a lovely new fragrance at a perfume counter. When I got home, I sprayed a bit on Moo's hand to see if he liked it, and well!!! Do I need to tell you about his YUKs! PHEW's! etc? Men! They just don't understand sometimes what's a nice smell and what isn't.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Here is a layout that I made last night of Moo before yesterday's surgery, and after. Even with the bandage, he's still handsome, and has a good sense of humor. I'll have some coffee waiting for you when you get home today, Moo. We'll put a straw in it, and you'll be good to go.
Well, the car just pulled out, and he is in greater hands now. This feeling I have is a huge helplessness. It is just awful when you cannot do something to help a loved one who is hurting. but we are fighters in this family, and this is just one more hurdle we will get over.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Good Morning everybody. Please say a few good words for Moo while talking to God today. This morning he is in having surgery to remove some more nasty cancer. Tomorrow won't be so pleasant for him either as he will be in having reconstructive surgery. He will shoot me when he reads this post, but "too bad Harry!" He is my only sibling and I want to have him around for a long, long time.
When I opened my mail this morning, I found a lovely surprise. There was a lovely award waiting for me from my friend Su at http://suruha-freespirit.blogspot.com/. Su, thank you so much. For those of you who have not been to her blog yet, you're missing out on a wonderful treat. Su has a wonderful way with words, and her blog is a treat to read, not to mention the free goodies that she creates.
Now I am supposed to tell you 10 things about myself, and then pass this award on. I find it difficult to talk about myself. Hmmmmm. 1) I am very sentimental. 2) I argue with my brother all the time, but I love him dearly. 3) I cry at tear-jerker movies. 4) I rarely ever let anyone drive my car. 4) I love Rosamunde Pilcher books. 5) I am fascinated with forensic sciences. 6) I love designing. 7) I don't really like cooking anymore since my kids all grew up and moved on. 8) I love making and giving gifts. 9) I am thrilled to bits when one of my photographs turns out really good. 10) I am so blessed with my scrapping friends. They have helped me through some very difficult times.
Now let me see who I shall pass this on to. I don't visit too many different blogs on a regular basis, but the ones that I do visit are just fantabulous!!! Each of these ladies has a special quality that makes her blog so very interesting. Do take the time to visit with each of them. Your day will be richer for it.
Davonna @ http://chroniclesofnani.blogspot.com/
Bonnie @ http://bonniecarter.blogspot.com/
Helga @ http://grannyart.blogspot.com/
Lady Shannon @ http://ladyshannonmemoriesmadeeasy.blogspot.com/
Blogger is giving me an especially bad time this morning. I have typed most of this blog at least three times already, and I am about ready to give up and come back later. Today, I am not in the mood to play games with this very moody program.
I do have some photos to share, but I think I will post them later. Blogger is not letting me space my paragraphs and lines properly. So I shall take my leave now, and see you again tomorrow. Y'all have a fantastic day.
Hugs, Edna B.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I'm a little sad, yet happy this morning. Sad because Audrey is on her way home, yet happy because we had a really nice week together. It's amazing how quickly time flies by when you are having fun. Ah, but we made some new memories. Even Tootsie is mopey, missing her Auntie Audrey.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
This morning, Audrey has been in the kitchen making breakfast for all of us. Biscuits and sausage gravy!!! Mmmmmmm!! The dwarfs really do enjoy this extra bit of spoiling and attention. Needless to say, they just love her to pieces.
Sad to say, this week I have really neglected my projects on the computer. I also haven't really had much time to spend chatting on MSN. But I promise to do better real soon. Also sad to say, this week has really flown by too quickly.
This morning I opened my email to find a lovely surprise. A new award from my friend Mary Ann. This is the first blog award she has made and I think she has done a marvelous job with it. Thank you so much, Mary Ann. Being a friend to you is so easy and such a pleasure.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I woke up very early (too early!!) this morning, and crept out to the living room and started working on a knitting project again. However, I should know better than to try to re-make a project that already gave me problems. Last night I did another three rows on it, and then found some mistakes that I could not fix. So I ripped the whole thing out, and Audrey rolled the used yarn into a huge ball. This morning I only got the first row done and managed to make a horrid knot in it. I guess I will switch over to crochet.