Tuesday, December 9, 2014

We'll Be Needing A Canoe Pretty Soon

December 9, 2014

Good morning.  Well, it's really almost noon.  I got a lot of rest/sleep yesterday and last evening, so I was awake most of the night.  This, of course, meant that after making some breakfast this morning I went back to bed to catch a few winks. 

It has been raining since very early this morning, and already we have huge puddles in our yard.  It's supposed to keep raining through tomorrow.  My one concern is that if we get too much rain, my basement will get flooded. 

The last time this happened, it cost me thousands of dollars to replace the furnace and water heater.  Plus, we lost everything that had been stored in the basement.  I'm not looking forward to going through all of that again.  Joe just checked the basement, and so far it's still nice and dry.

We just got another fuel oil delivery, and Pogo was having a wonderful time barking at the delivery man.  (Through the storm door, of course.)   The drop in oil prices has certainly been a blessing. I don't cringe when I pay the bill.  This may change, but for now it is a welcome relief.

Today I have a few more of the cute photos from "The Morning After The Big Party" collection.  I think the giraffe and the owl are my favorites from this batch.

I got the rest of my Christmas boxes sealed and ready for mailing, and ran out of sealing tape on the last box.  Of course!!  I'll have to make a quick trip to Walmart to pick up more tape.  We were going to take all of these boxes to the Post Office yesterday afternoon, but I wasn't feeling up to going out.  Of course, today is raining so the boxes will have to wait for another day or two.

I did, however, get a nice surprise in today's mail.  The postman brought a big box from Holland for Pogo and me.  I'm not quite finished decorating the tree, but as soon as I finish it, I'll be putting the packages by the tree.  My goodness, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!! 

My appointment at the nail salon got cancelled yesterday.  It seems two people were booked for the same time.  I decided to come back home, and I'll call in a few days for a new appointment.

Before I take my leave, I want to mention about a really sad item that was on the news yesterday.  I only caught part of it but I was so hurt by the headline that was shown on the TV screen.   It read, "Throw Away Pups rescued when van rolls over on the highway.  (or something like that)  Imagine!!  I could cry when I hear people refer to our doggies as "Throw Away Pups".

On that note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all stay dry and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Debby said...

I hope you are feeling better. Your packages can wait and besides you ran out of tape. I use lots and lots of tape, it's a wonder anyone can open the packages. I am waiting on things I ordered to arrive. The mail seems so slow right now. Could it possibly the people mailing the packages. I have to check several times a day since our deliver people don't know what a front door is.
So so sad about the pups. All they want is a little love. They give back so much.
Well, gotta get ready for some spies that are coming so they don't see their pressies.

The Queen Jester said...

I hate the thought of people who "throw away" pets when they no longer convenient or tiny and cute. An animal in the house is a member of the family and should be expected to continue its life there until death comes from natural causes.