Sunday, December 18, 2016

Has Your Doctor Had A Checkup Lately?

December 18, 2016

Good morning.  My goodness, yesterday we woke up to lots of snow falling (a minimum of six inches)  and today we'll be enjoying temps in the mid fifties with lots of melting.  And most likely rain too!  Tomorrow the temps will be back down in the mid twenties.  I guess Mother Nature isn't feeling so good.

Remember how I said that when the temps go way down that my floors get rather cold?  Well, the other night I went to the pantry to change Pogo's pee pads and the pee was frozen.  Hmmm, I guess there's a first for everything. 

Joe was busy yesterday with his sister's funeral service and his family, so a couple of the dwarfs went outside to shovel snow.  They shoveled around my steps and my car, the front door steps and the driveway.  Today the warm temps and rain are helping to get rid of the rest of the snow.

Have any of you been watching the ads on TV about our baby boomers and HEPC?  It seems that a large portion of this group has this disease.  The ad finishes by saying "Be sure to ask your doctor to get tested." 

Now I ask you, will it really help you if your doctor is tested for HEPC?  If he has the disease, does this mean that you need to find a new doctor?  At least until he or she gets treatment for the disease?  I don't mean to make lightly of a serious situation, but there is a problem here.  Have our schools stopped teaching proper English along with a lot of other important things? 

My friend Andrea made this adorable card for Pogo.  This is Pogo's friend, Izzi.  She's inviting Pogo to enjoy a romp and play in the snow.  Andrea, this is wonderful.  Pogo and I love it.  Thank you so much.

I'm always looking around for new and easy crochet patterns.  Here's a pair of mittens that are super easy to make.  At least that's what the pattern says.  I may try to make a pair.

I was supposed to take my car in for its check up yesterday, but with all that snow I wasn't going to be traveling anywhere.  I called and had the appointment changed to late tomorrow morning.  It will be cold but at least the snow should all be gone.

On the way home from the appointment, I'll stop by the Post Office to mail a couple of small packages that got overlooked during the last two trips to the Post Office.  They may arrive a bit late, but at least they'll get to their destinations.

Today I'd like to finish wrapping the last of the gifts.  These are for family and friends who are local.  I'm thinking that maybe Tuesday I'd like to do a bit of grocery shopping, and then I'm done till after Christmas. 

Before I take my leave today, I have a wonderful picture to share with you.  I borrowed this from the web.  The message is:  Don't buy!  Please Adopt!!!!  All our animals deserve to have a happy home.

I also have a new Christmas quick page for you.  This one is whimsical.  I hope you like it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to enjoy my coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Unknown said...

Hi Edna,
Whew the cold is cold... but I know that you guys are colder!! It was 22 here this morning. It wouldn't have been so bad but the wind is wicked. My birds didn't dally around getting their bread this morning. They got it and cleaned the ground and went back to their little homes.

Ok I have not seen these doctor ads. What is this disease they may have? I will have to look it up as soon as I can. I am really busy making Christmas cards right now. It has been keeping me busy that is for sure! But I think that I am getting some pretty ones done.

I feel for you with your cold floors, to have Pogo's pee pads to freeze like that. Wow! I can see why he doesn't even want to go out. He knows it is much colder out side then in.
Last night I was in my room reading and I seen Cisco go into my bathroom which I thought was really odd. But I really didn't think much about it until I had to go to the bathroom and I happened to look over at the corner where my shower curtain and rug were. Cisco had peed on my shower curtain and rug! He has Never done this before.
So I held the shower curtain up while Jonathan wiped it down with some Clorox wipes and I had to take my rug out. I put it out on the patio in my mesh laundry basket that I have for my kitchen towels after they dry so I can wash them.
This morning I was feeding my birds and I looked over and Cisco was peeing on my mesh laundry basket. He had already been out and to Potty when I got up at 8:00 Nathan took him out. It isn't like it is a lot of pee. It is like he is marking his territory. Not sure why he is doing this.
So I took your advice and laid down some pee pads that I had. So far he is not showing much interest in them at all. This is really strange behavior for him. I am puzzled and no I haven't had any other animals in the house. Well Foxy but that was a couple of weeks ago and I kept my door closed so she couldn't come into my room.

Well I guess I had better get back to work on my Christmas cards/pages so I will talk to you later.... Stay warm and give Pogo an extra blanket to snuggle up in... Love, Beth and Cisco

smiekeltje said...

Oops, that suddenly sounds as a lot of snow, but I hope it will not really last for long and that more snow can stay away.
Cold floors are terrible. That's why I always loved having carpet on the floor, but it with pets around it isn;t always very practical.
Of course there are solutions for it, floor-heating, isolating extra under the floors etc. but that takes a lot of money. So we'll have to do with warm socks and slippers. Now that only will not help keeping the peepads from freezing.LOL,
Good that the other dwarfs did a bit of snow shoveling. so you can see a bit where you walk. Nevertheless, be careful, it can be slippery at some places!
Glad you could changed the appointment for your car to another moment, with probably the snow gone from the roads and so.
Oh, you made me laugh with the story about the adso for the test of this disease. Sometimes the ads are just to short. They say it has to be catchy and with as little words as possible, so that people remember it, but sometimes the advertising people overdo it and than you COULD misinterprete the whole message.
What is this disease by the way?
Everywhere they use abbreviations or initialism and sometimes it is easier, but you really have to know what the letters mean, so not always good to be used.
Okay, I will take something to drink now, may be do a few elements for a new kit and then get busy overhere.
Have a wonderful day,

Annesphamily said...

Hi my friend, your weather like our weather is up and then down and then all around. It was warmer in Fairbanks, Alaska the other day then it was here! Brrr......
I have seen the HepC commercials. I also see the ones for getting the pneumonia shot so we don't make the little ones sick! Maybe these parents ought to vaccinate their children. My goodness, we got the sugar cubes for polio in the 1950's-60's! My sister-in-law, who is 16 years older then me had polio. The reason she is now in her 70's and polio free is because of that little sugar cube. My cousin Mary Kay's former husband too. He was my age and he walked with a pronounced limp due to severe polio. Now these parents do not wish to discipline their children much less vaccinate them! There is currently zero proof that vaccines cause autism! Oh the world we live in. It is certainly something to ponder.
I love those mittens. Linda in Kansas knits mittens and socks! She is talented like you too! You have a good week and nice holiday with a New Year filled with many blessings. xo