Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy BIrthday Janet

March 30, 2017

Good morning.  I haven't checked the weather forecast yet, but it is gray and a bit on the cool side at 8 o'clock this morning.  Hopefully, the sun will come out later and cheer us all up. 

Well, I have to say that yesterday was really a good day for me.  Actually, my best one since I first started to get sick.  I did not need to use the oxygen all day long, and I was busy, busy, busy.  After cooking breakfast for Pogo and me, I made sure all the dishes were washed.  After that, I -- well, let me think for a moment.  I know I did something.  Well, at least I was busy. 

Are you having any days like this my friends?  Really!  I was busy all day long going from "A" to "B" to "C".   My problem is trying to remember what any of those particular things was.  I guess the important thing is that I was a happy little camper doing whatever it was that I did that kept me so busy. 

Or is my mind just sort of slipping away a little bit at a time???   Hmmm, I'll just have to start writing down what I'm doing so that I'll know whether or not I'm actually doing something.  (shaking my head)  Sad! 

(Image borrowed from web)
Ah well, today will be what today will be.  Yesterday I did finish the Key Lime scarf and now the hat is about one third done.  I'm thinking I'd like to work with yellow or orange yarn next.  DIL Janet did not come by last evening because it was her birthday and hubby was cooking her favorite foods for their supper.  Happy Birthday Janet.  I hope your day was awesome!!
I have some phone calls to make this morning, so I'd best get going.  So far, the doctor's office has managed to screw up my latest med order (they never faxed it to the pharmacy!) and I need to get things straightened out. 
So, as soon as I get my pen and paper to write this down, I'm off.  haha.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous dy.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What's Happening In Blogger Land?

March 29, 2017

Good morning.  It's only 7:30 a.m. and I've been up for a few hours, but I have accomplished a few things.  I washed the dishes that I had left in the kitchen sink.  Then I made scrambled eggs for Pogo and me.  He turned his nose up at them.  Oh well. 

These past couple of days, my little guy has not been eating anything except for his turkey treat.  He's been mopey and sleeping a lot.  Needless to say, I've been quite worried about him.  Here are two photos of what  he has been looking like.  Now honestly, wouldn't this make you nervous.

Well, finally around midnight last night, Pogo finally got a little hungry and had a small plate of doggie food.  Yeahhhhhhh!!!   I've taken away the scrambled eggs that he does not want and replaced them with a plate of doggie food.  And yes, he is eating it!!  I hope this means that my little guy will be feeling better now.

I've been having a craving lately for Chinese food, so last night I ordered some for my supper.  I have to say that it tasted super!  Today I can have the left overs for lunch.  Or supper.  No matter.  It will taste great at either meal. 

On a happy note, I talked on the phone last evening with my friend Beth.  It was so good to hear that she is feeling much better now.  She's not out of the woods, but she is on a healing path.  This is good news.

I do have one puzzling question about something that I've been noticing lately.  My blogger friends aren't blogging very much these days.  Gosh, I'm hoping that they are all right and that this is just a tiny rest from the blogs.  I do miss them.   Come back soon folks.  I so look forward to coming by to visit you. 

Now I think I'm going to go back to bed for a little while and maybe catch a few winks.  Here's hoping today is the beginning of a great day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B..

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Got To Work On My Night Sleep

March 28, 2017

Good afternoon.  I stayed under my blanket as late as I dared this morning.  A lot of the time was real snooze time so it was good.  I needed it.  Now I just have to work on getting my sleep during the night. 

Well, yesterday Deanne took me for my doctor appointment.  I took all my new meds and hospital papers with me.  This made the doctor happy.  While I was there, the doctor and I had a long chat about how I feel about the way things (about my health care) have been handled lately.  I let him know exactly how unhappy I've been with it. 

He said that if I was that unhappy I could change doctors if I wanted to.  I told him that I know what to expect from him now and by now he should know what to expect from me.  I'm cranky and not easy to get along with lots of times.  This made him smile.  I don't like change.  If we can try to understand each other better, I'd rather not change.

All my meds have been updated now, and new ones ordered for the next three months.  My doctor said that he will try to help me get the  portable oxygen unit that I want.  Thank you.  Unless I  get sick again, I won't see him again until the end of July.

I borrowed a picture from the web that I'd like to share. 

I look at my children and my mistakes don't matter.  My children all make me very proud to be their mom.  I wish the same for all parents.

I was hoping to do some laundry today, but I'm still quite tired, so I think I'm off to have me a nap instead.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Just A Quick Post

March 27, 2017

Good morning.  I haven't looked outside yet, but I do believe we are in for some rain today.  That's okay though, because I'm sure we're needing it.  We still have a lot of snow everywhere in my yard, but I'm sure there are lots of little green buds pushing up through the ground.  Hopefully, I can get outside soon to have a look aroung.

As promised, I took a photo of the Perfect Pink hat and scarf set.  My project bag is getting full, but there's no where enough sets finished for me to start boxing them up for mailing.  These past few weeks have set me back a bit.

Here's a peek at the next color I'm using.  This one is called Key Lime.  I really like this color.  Actually, the color is a much deeper lime, but the lamp light changes it a bit. 

This morning, I'm really tired.  I'm not sleeping very well nights, so by the time morning gets here, my eyes feel like they are heavy and full of sand.  So, I think this will be a rather quick post so that I can hop back under my blanket and try to get a few winks before the therapist from the oxygen company gets here. 
Before I go, I want to share a rather interesting picture that I borrowed from the web.  Seeing this picture made me quite happy.  It's good to know that lots of folks everywhere have a "chair" like this one.  I always thought I was terrible because I had one, but now I feel so much better knowing that there are lots of us "chair" folks.
I don't mean to be rude, but I really am tired, so I'm off to my blanket now.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's Beginning To Look Like Spring

March 26, 2017

Good morning.  Oh what a beautiful Spring day today will be.  The weather forecast is calling for at least ten days in a row of low to mid 40's and 50's.  Ahh, Miss Spring is doing her best to bring us the warmer temps. 

Well, it's been a busy weekend of sorts so far.  I've done a bit of shopping on the TV, Deanne did some grocery shopping for me, and I finally finished the Perfect Pink hat and scarf set.  I'll take a photo of it later. 

I do have a photo of my awesome little guy to share.  Here, he's checking out a new book that we've been enjoying.  He's wondering which chapter we're going to read next.

I seem to be much clumsier now that I was before I got sick.  Twice, in the last few days, I've banged my forehead on the corner of the bathtub wall.  Ouch!!!   Gosh, it will be nice to get my balance and my concentration back again. 

This morning, Janicee will be coming by to help me with dusting and vacuuming.  Yes, I know, I'm very blessed.  As I start feeling more like myself, we'll start tackling other household projects.  I'm looking forward to this.

One of my life accomplishments is knowing how (and loving) to shop for bargains.  Since getting sick, I've been down in the dumps and looking for something happy to hang on to.  Well, I found it!  I've been following the Spring clearance sales on one of my favorite TV shopping programs and I found a really happy ring.  It features a large Brazilian Citrine surrounded by yellow diamonds. 

Of course I hopped right on the phone and ordered this beauty.  It's so happy and cheerful looking.  Now I can't wait for the postman to deliver it.  Have a look.  Isn't this beautiful?

Pogo and I have just finished our breakfast.  I had apple-cinnamon oatmeal, and Pogo had chicken and rice doggie food.  Now he is curled up next to me, enjoying a morning nap.  He's already gone out in the house and had his turkey treat from Joe, so he's a very happy little camper. 

Guess what?  Friday afternoon, my new bathroom scale was delivered.  SIL Eddie was here, and he unpacked it for me.  Inside the packaging were a couple pieces of cardboard.  When one of these pieces fell out on to the floor, Pogo decided to play with it.  We sat here smiling and laughing for about ten minutes watching him play with this piece of cardboard. 

I have to tell you it really felt wonderful.  My Pogo does not know how to play with toys.  I guess there's no room in a cage for toys.  Obviously, we are not going to be throwing these two pieces of cardboard out anytime soon. 

Well, I think I've babbled enough for now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sleepless In New England

March 24, 2017

Good morning.  Tis only 3:15 a.m., but I cannot sleep tonight.  So, I figure I may as well get up and do a few things.  First, I went to the kitchen and made a big bowl of Jello.  Hopefully, it will come out alright because the bowl I used just wasn't big enough to hold all the water.  Ah well, it's always good to learn new things.

Last evening, DIL Janet came by with a big pot of home cooked spaghetti for our supper. and my tax stuff that she had taken to add up for me.  I have to tell you that the spaghetti was delicious!!!  And I am so grateful to see that my tax stuff is close t being done.  Such a load off my mind. 

I guess I'm at that point where boredom is setting in on me.  I want to get up and do things but my concentration isn't very good right about now.  Plus I can't really go far with this tall oxygen tank.  Actually, I'll be using it as little as possible.  I don't need it in the house, and there's no where I want to take it outside. 

Next week, the company that supplies the oxygen is going to send out a therapist of their own to see what type of smaller portable units I'm capable of handling.  After that, they'll decide whether or not I can get a smaller unit.  I've already told them what I want, but they told me "Too bad Harry!"  You'll get (or not get) whatever we decide is right for you.  Hmmm, this is not sitting so good with me.  I may have to keep a lid on my wicked temper here. 

This company is telling me that the unit that I want costs between $4000 and $6000, and I know that is not so.  I've done my homework, and the unit that I want costs around $2800.  I'll have to have a chat with the doctor next Monday when I get to see him. 

Enough of the crabby side of me!  I have more photos to share from all the events of the last few weeks.  For St. Patrick's Day, Deanne and Eddie celebrated a bit with friends and enjoyed some green beer. 

Granddaughter Randi took her little ones on vacation to New Hampshire.  This is Jack, Lilah and Alima making a new "bear" friend.

Back at our house, dwarf Helen took photos of our house cats, Blackie and Luna.  (used to be Sunshine)  Here, Luna is enjoying a cat nip bag.

Today, I'm hoping to do a load of laundry.  I'm going through a lot of jammies.  A couple days ago, I banged my forehead on the corner wall by my bathtub (quite by accident) and I have a wicked nasty headache.  When I finish this post, I'm going to dig out my bottle of Excedrin Migraine and try to get rid of the headache. 

I do have a little project that I want to work on today, but I'll wait until I actually get it done before I show it here.  Now I think it's time for me to try to catch a few more winks.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay well and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BIts Of This And That

March 23, 2017

Good morning.  Pogo got me up rather early this morning, so I've been watching the garden show on QVC while we have our breakfast.  They are showing the prettiest yellow magnolia tree, and I'd love to order it, but not this year.  Maybe next year.  Someone in the next town over has one of these trees in their yard and it is just gorgeous!

Well, DIL Janet came by yesterday after work and picked up my tax numbers.  She will add up all my columns and deliver the material to my accountant for me.  Hopefully, I have included everything that is supposed to be included.  If not, there's not a whole lot I can do about it this year.  I'll have to try to do a better job with next year's tax stuff.

Unfortunately, Janet could not stay yesterday because she had to go home to try to fix a plumbing problem that arose last night.  Hopefully, she can fix the problem without having to call in a plumber.  Then maybe she can come back later today after work and we can have supper together.  She promised to cook a pot of spaghetti.  Yum!  Yum! 

Here's a photo that I meant to include the other day with the "snow angel" photo.  Deanne and Janicee went out in the snowstorm that we had and made these two adorable snow people.  They are named Kevin and Dizzles.  Dizzles is Kevin's nickname for Janicee.  Not quite sure where it came from, but it is endearing.

Daughter Audrey is planning on adding a new addition to her home.  A beautiful big new bedroom.  When she got home from her time with me in Florida, the crew came in and marked everything off to start the building.  Here's a photo she sent me.  When it's done, the room will be beautiful!

While I was in the hospital, my bed was next to the window, and I have to say it is just wonderful to wake up in the morning to a pink and blue sky. 

Just outside the window, there is a gorgeous big tree that looks like an overgrown pussy willow plant.  But, it is not a pussy willow tree.  I haven't found out yet what it is, but I'm still looking.  Isn't this pretty?

I've been told that it is not a dogwood or a crabapple, but the flowers will be white.  This will keep me busy for a while trying to figure out just what it is.

Yesterday I did not really do much of anything.  I'm just sort of taking each day as it comes.  I've been given some very good advice.  Stop wimping about the meds and take them.  And I will.

Yesterday I tried to weigh myself, but the scale has stopped working.  I'm not sure why, but I don't have the patience to fool around with it.  I went online and ordered a new scale.  If I'm on a kick where I can lose a few pounds, I want to see it on my scale. 

I did pick up my crocheting again yesterday for a while.  This is a good sign.  I was rather hoping to open the front door and let the sun in while I crochet a bit this morning, but there is no sun just yet.  It is cold, just 16F degrees.  Hopefully once we get past this week of cold temps, the Spring temps will be back. 

Well I think that's about enough of my babble for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

And The World Goes On!!

March 22, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness what a strange weather pattern so far this morning.  The sun is shining, it's cold, and we've already had a light snow shower.  Hmmm, Old Man Winter just might be losing his grip on us.  This is good because I'm ready for Spring!!

Well, being housebound does have it's rewards.  Since yesterday, I've already purchased a couple of gifts that I've been looking for.  When they arrive here, I'll put them in the gift tote till I need them.  A couple days ago, I was able to go online and order all my March birthday gifts, and they should all arrive sometime today.  All my little ducks are beginning to line up in a row.  At least some of them.

As I said before, while all this wicked sick stuff has been brewing, lots of other things have been happening.  My beautiful great granddaughter Aurora turned one year old.  Goodness, she's a beauty!  Here she is enjoying her cake, and a really great close up of her playing.

As I look out the door, I see that my flag is beginning to dance wildly, so I guess the wind is picking up.  That's okay, it's nice indoors.  We're just finishing up with our breakfast, and now Pogo is happily napping.  I'll let him go out on the porch when it's time for the mailman to come by.  Then he can bark and get his exercise. 

Yesterday, I did not do any laundry, no biggie.  I can do it later today.  Actually, I didn't do much of anything yesterday.  My energy and my concentration don't seem to be in much of a hurry to get back to normal.  I'm hoping that by next week I can get back to making quick pages.  Once I do that, I'll try to make lots of them and get caught up with all the ones I've missed posting. 

DIL Janet is supposed to be coming by after work this afternoon, and I do think she will be cooking supper.  I hope so because cooking is not on my favorite list of things to do right about now either.  As you can see, I'm really well taken care of. 

Getting back to the recent happenings, remember the big snow storm we had just before I left for Florida?  Well, Janicee found ways to enjoy it.  While her sweetie was in Myrtle Beach playing baseball with his college baseball team, she was making Snow Angels. 

And when she got done playing in the snow, Janicee made a delicious chocolate cheesecake.  Oh yum!

Last night, I had the munchies.  I'm going to have to be very careful about that though, because I do not want to gain my lost pounds back.  I'd really like to drop down another pants size.  Maybe I'll have to measure out my night time snacks so that I do not get carried away with them. 

I talked with Joe yesterday, and he said that he would help SIL Eddie to take down the porch screen covers soon.  This will be nice because then I'll be able to see more of the outdoors from my door.  Plus, Pogo and I will be able to spend a bit of time out there when the weather is nice. 

I know I'm rambling, but somehow that's how I talk lately.  Bear with me.  Hopefully, I'll get back to normal soon.  I spoke with my friend Beth last night, and she's still quite sick with that horrible new strain of flu that has hit a lot of folks this year.  Beth, gets lots of rest and get well soon.  I'm missing that beautiful smile. 

Now it's time to start up the nebulizer.  Gosh, I get so excited just thinking about it!!!  haha.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hair Do You Do?

March 21, 2017

Good morning, at least for a little while longer.  I just could not bring myself to want to get up this morning.  I have so much lost sleep to catch up on.  Although I must say that sleeping in so late has me feeling a bit wonky for a while until I completely wake up.  I'm sure this will all resolve itself as time goes by. 

Well, I got through the day yesterday by myself.  You know, in the hospital they kept trying to hook me up with a visiting nurse to look in on me (at home), or someone to come in and make sure that I was all right at home.  This is not a view I have had of myself for my retirement years, so it is a bit difficult for me to adjust my attitude and accept  that I'm just not quite the same as I've always been.  Ouch!  That's a big lump to swallow.

On to some fun stuff!!  Life has been busy while I've been laid up and a lot of fun things have gone on.  Over the past weekend, Daughter Audrey took Miss Bea (her friend) and her granddaughter Alena out for the day.  All three of them went to a beauty salon and got new hair do's.  Oh my, how pretty they all look!!  Here are some photos that Audrey sent to me. 

This first photo is Audrey.
Next, we have her friend, Miss Bea.  And finally we have we have my great granddaughter, Alena.
Don't they all look beautiful with their new "do's"?  This is what I had planned to do for myself before all this sickness moved in.  So, one of the first things I'm going to do once I'm back on my feet good, is to have my hair cut. 
Here's a photo that I had meant to post over a week ago, but was not able to.  When daughter Audrey left Florida to go home, she was met at her destination airport by her hubby Mac and granddaughter Alena.  Goodness, such a super homecoming!  Hmmm. me thinks that Alena looks a lot like her Grandpa!!
Well, Spring is finally here!!  Yeah!!!  I realize that we have a few more cold days coming our way, but as long as Spring is here, we'll be just fine.  Pretty soon, I need to have the porch screen covers taken down and put away.  Pogo and I are looking forward to spending time out on the porch.   
My Bird Of Paradise plant and the Orange Jasmine plant are also looking forward to being able to stay outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air.  It's been a long winter for both of them.  Another plant that is anxious to get back outside is the mosquito plant that I brought indoors last Fall.  It has made it through the whole winter and still looks really good. 
Yesterday, I did two loads of laundry.  One for my blanket, and one for the towels.  Actually, the towels are still out in the dryer.  I got too tired to finish folding them.  Today I'd like to do a load of my clothes.  That should do it for the laundry for a while. 
It's already noon time so I guess I'd best get with my meds again.  I'm finding that they are taking up a lot of my time.  Especially the nebulizer.  There are two different medicines for it and they both need to done twice a day.  Funny, in the hospital they only came by twice a day with this, but here at home it calls for four times a day.  Ah well, such is life.
I've just taken a break here to call my doctor and make an appointment  to go see him.  I'm supposed to see him within three days of being home from the hospital, but he can't see me until next Monday afternoon.  (eight days later)  I told his nurse how very disappointed I am at how everything was handled while I was in Florida.  I also told her all the problems I'm having in getting the portable oxygen that I need. 
I have a portable, but it is almost as tall as I am and can't be taken on an airplane.  I also won't be taking it into any stores or markets.  Actually, I can't push it and a store shopping cart at the same time.  So, Pogo and I will be staying home a lot for a few months. 
It's time to get off my grump wagon.  This afternoon, I want to crochet a bit.  It's very calming.  Yesterday, I called the St. Joseph's Indian School to let them know about all the hat and scarf sets that I'm making.  I just want to make sure that they want them. It was very pleasant talking with these folks.  They do so much to give their children a better life.  As soon as I can, I'll post a list of things that they can use.  Meanwhile, anyone wanting to send things to them, here's the address. 
St. Joseph's Indian School, 220 North Main Street,  Chamberlain, So. Dakota, 57325.  I have another school address to share, but first I'll have to dig it out.  When you send anything, put a contact letter inside the package listing information about what is included in the package.  (list of contents)  All our children are precious.
Well now I think I'll get on with my day here.  Meds are calling and it is time to make lunch.  I've lost eleven pounds so far, and I'd like to stay on this track.  So, I'm also learning to adjust my meals and what I eat.  Ah well, I'm off now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a really super day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Woo Hoo! I'm Back! Pink Cheek Balls And All!

March 20, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, for a while I didn't know when I'd be back here.  I've missed my blogging and my blogger friends.  I just got home late yesterday afternoon from my stay in the hospital.  Last week, I just kept getting sicker and sicker, and my breathing was getting worse.  By the time Thursday came around, I was barely taking in enough air to do much of anything.  That afternoon, I called my daughter Deanne, and she and Eddie came right over and took me to the hospital.

Ah, such an afternoon, evening and night!!  All kinds of tests, EKG, CT scan, (looking for blood clots - they're scaring me now) you name it!  Two different sets of IV hookups stuck in my arm.  One for meds, and one for the CT scan.  The blood withdrawal needles went right into the other arm, and the rest of the shots went into the belly.  I tried my best to tell them that I really hate needles, but they wouldn't listen.

Early on, they decided that I would be admitted, but that part takes hours.  Deanne and Eddie stayed with me till after 1 am the next morning until I was settled into a room.  In this photo, we're in the ER.  Deanne is trying to find us a good program to watch on the TV and Eddie is playing a game on his cell phone.  I felt to so bad because they both had to get up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work.  Not sure if they even got any sleep at all when they went home.

I wore my jammies and bathrobe to the hospital, and took a puzzle book and my crocheting with me.  I almost finished one hat my first day there, but made a boo boo and did not have the patience to fix it, so Deanne brought me up another skein of yarn to start a new set.  (Perfectly Pink)  I'll photo it when it is finished.  Meanwhile, this is the set I finished just before I had to go to the hospital.  The color is Pink Tones.

Any way, I guess the pneumonia started in Florida.  Don't know where it came from but a nasty flu bug was going around I guess and it found us.  My friend Beth took such good care of me and Pogo but in the end, she got sick too just in time to go home. 

With all the fluid in my lungs, I guess there just wasn't enough room left for air for me to breathe, even with the oxygen.  The flight home from Florida was really scary because Pogo and I were at the airport all day (flight delayed about three hours) and I would have no oxygen available for me until after I got home late that night.   But with our guardian angels riding with us, (and Deanne and Eddie picking us up when we got to Boston) Pogo and I did make it all the way home.

My stay at the hospital was very pleasant.  Everyone was really very nice to me and the care was excellent.  Except the food.  OMG!!!  Their chef has a love affair with powdered eggs, and the many ways to disguise them so that they cannot be recognized.  Or eaten!  But the toast was delicious!!  Even the coffee was good.  And the juice, and the Jello and the apple sauce.  I also enjoyed their spaghetti and meatballs and grilled cheese sandwich.  However, I can't say anything glowing about the roof shingles that were served up as English muffins.  Oh my!!  Talk about crunchy!!  (But I supposed it was good exercise for the jaws.)

My poor little Pogo stayed with Joe while I was gone, and he was not a very happy little camper.  He has an anxiety problem when I'm not with him, so he wasn't eating or anything else.  He would not even eat his turkey treat that he loves so.  He just lay in his little bed and pined away.  Poor darling.  I felt bad, but I know that Joe was taking very good care of him. 

Yesterday morning, I tried taking a selfie (at the hospital) and got quite a surprise.  My hubby always loved my high cheek bones, but sad to say, they have now drooped with age (what else is new?)  and are more like pink cheek balls sticking out from under my eyeglasses. 

 I have to tell you though, that when I got home, my little Pogo still loved me, pink cheek balls and all.  He was so squiggly in my arms, giving me lots of huggies and kisses.  Gosh, holding him and hugging him felt really good.  I had missed him so.   After about an hour, Pogo finally settled down and snuggled into his fuzzy blanket for a nice nap and dream.

After Deanne brought me home from the hospital yesterday afternoon, she went to the pharmacy to pick up my bags of new meds and did some grocery shopping for me.  I never wanted to be one of those old folks who has a big box of meds to take every day, but it seems that's exactly what I'm becoming.  Hopefully, we can eliminate a lot of them soon.  I don't like taking pills.

Gosh, so much has happened these last three weeks, and I have lots of photos to share.  But, I'll save the rest for another post.  Right now, I have to take a bunch of meds.  Oh yum, yum! 

I want to thank everyone for the good wishes and thoughts sent to me.  It surely does help the healing along.  I am blessed.

So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulously awesome day! 

Hugs, Edna B.

p.s.  Goodness, where are my manners?  Happy Spring everybody!!!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Still Very Much Under The Weather

March 15, 2017

Good morning.  I'm just stopping in to let everyone know that I'm alive, but still very much under the weather.  I'll be back posting as soon as I'm feeling up to being up for a while.  Y'all have a fantabulous week.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 10, 2017

All Good Things Must Come To An End

March 10, 2017

Good morning.  Tis 5:16 a.m. and Beth left on the shuttle bus for the airport an hour ago, headed for home.  Goodness, she hasn't been gone long and already I miss her.  Beth, I'm so glad you came here.  It was wonderful getting to know you.  Travel safely my friend.  p.s.  Beth, here's a photo of the gorgeous moon over our place as your shuttle bus was leaving.

Last evening, we had planned on watching the fireworks, but instead we pigged out on pizzas.  Oh, yum!  Much more delicious than the fireworks!!  The first company I called to order the pizzas, gave us a price of $21.69 plus tip for just one small two topping pizza.  They said that two of the same small pizzas would cost us more than forty dollars plus the tip for the delivery guy.  I promptly told this person that we were not hungry any more.

We next called Domino's Pizza, and got two medium, two topping pizzas for $15.53 plus tip.  Now this is more like it!  Yum! Yum! Yum!  No, we did not finish eating all the pizza, but we did do a pretty good job on it.  Guess what I'm having for breakfast today?

Well, all good things are coming to an end.  Pogo and I leave here tomorrow, and head for home where it will be snowy and cold.  We'll be just in time to watch Old Man Winter throw a couple of wicked tantrums before being chased away by Miss Spring.

It's going to be 85F degrees here today, and in the sixties overnight.  Such a big difference between the two places!! The whole time we've been here, temps have all been in the upper 70s and mid 80's.   I'm definitely going to miss this. 

Seeing as how most of my things are already packed away in my suitcase, I'll probably just nap and crochet most of today.  We were all up at three a.m. this morning so that Beth wouldn't be late for the shuttle bus, so I think a nice long nap will be good for me.

Today I have a couple interesting shots that Audrey got of the fireworks.  I like these  because of the weird way they went up into the air and then turned a bit and came back down, leaving very interesting shapes.  See if you agree.

Now I think I'll warm up a slice of pizza before climbing back into bed for a nap.  If I have time before leaving tomorrow, I'll post.  If not, I'll be back on Sunday. Till then, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?

March 9, 2017

Good afternoon.  Well, I thought I might post here this morning, but then all of a sudden all the power went out.  When I called the office to find out what the problem was, they said the Power company was working on repairing something and that the power would be out till around 1 p.m. (about five hours) I asked why I had not been notified and they said that they had notified me yesterday.  Really? 

They said that they had put a notice on the outside  of my door.  Well damn!!  Unless one goes outside, one would never see a notice on the outside of the door.  Beth took a look and there it was!  However, that piece of paper did not keep the oxygen concentrator running.  How can  they do that legally? 

So, to make a long story short, we could not have coffee or breakfast this morning.  Instead, we had water and crackers, and Pogo had doggie food.  Our time here is drawing to a close.  Yesterday, we packed our suit cases.  Today Beth will do a load of laundry so that the rest of our things can be packed. 

When we were at the flea market a few days ago, I bought a new purple carry on case.  Now my tote is packed away in the suitcase, and I'll be using my new carry on.  Of course, now that everything is packed away, I realize that I did not really need a new carry on.  But that's okay because I like it and I wanted it anyway. 

I haven't been outside these past few nights to watch the fireworks display, but I think tonight I'll go out and watch them.  Beth will be leaving tomorrow early in the morning, so this will be fun for both of us. 

I do have one interesting photo to share that I took a few  nights ago.  This is not a great fireworks photo, but I find it so fun and interesting.  Things were exploding before smoke could dissipate and I thought it made quite an interesting picture.  What do you think?

Sad to say, I haven't done much with my crocheting while I've been here.  However, I do have a scarf done, all except for the fringe, and maybe later today I'll start on the matching hat. 

We've been meaning to get a photo of us (Beth and me) while we were here, but so far we have not done that.  So, here we are, looking into the big wall mirror by the dining room table.  God bless our jammies, that's mostly what we've been living in here. Beth would have hers on here too but she has been running back and forth to the laundry room.

Right now, I think I'll close here and go sit out on the porch for a while.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a really beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Still Alive And Kickin' Here In Florida

March 8, 2017

Good morning.  Sorry I haven't been posting regularly, but I've been under the weather quite a bit.  Aside from not breathing very well without the oxygen, I seem to have caught a really nasty cold  I feel really bad for my friend Beth.  This was supposed to be a fun vacation for her, and I'm not very much fun lately.  Thank goodness, though, Beth has been a god send.  She has been doting on Pogo and me all week.  We'd have been lost without her. 

Yesterday morning I called my doctor to see if he could arrange for me to have oxygen going home on Saturday.  He did not call me back, so I called him again in the afternoon.  I did not get a call back this time either.  So what else is new?  I guess it's true that we old folks are throw aways.  Well, at least with my doctor.  I think it's time I started shopping for a new doctor. 

I'll have to have a long chat with this doctor when I get home.  I don't know if I can make changes at this time of the year.  I'll have to check with my insurance company.  Health care certainly isn't like it used to be.  Today I'm trying to get along as best I can without having to use the oxygen so much, at least during the day.  Hopefully, by doing this, I'll be able to make the trip home (an all day affair) okay. 

On a brighter note, let me share some pretty photos that daughter Audrey took last week of some of the fireworks.  Red seems to be a favorite color here.

Here's one that I took a few nights ago, along with another photo of my handsome Pogo. 

My little Pogo is having himself a grand time.  He loves to lay in the sun, and then he runs around on the cool marble tile floor indoors.  I'm glad it's warm and sunny here for him because when we get home it will be cold and snowy.  Spring will only be a week away though, so there is hope that things will warm up again soon at home.

Here's an update on my wonderful doctor -- I've called his office twice today, and each time I' got a steady busy signal.  I guess he's off today.

Well, those are my woes for the day.  "He" says tomorrow will be better.  So I'll try to be back here tomorrow.  Till then, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fly Safely, Audrey

March 5, 2017

Good morning.  Audrey and I got up at 4:00 this morning because the shuttle bus was coming to pick her up shortly after 5 a.m. to take her to the airport.  We had time for a cup of coffee before loading the car and driving over to the office building to meet the shuttle.  She's on her way to the airport now, and wowsie, I already miss her so. 

Yesterday was a beautiful lazy day for all of us.  We crocheted and played on our laptops ( or tablet).    Pogo has been enjoying having a whole crew to reign over.  He's just lapping up all this attention from the three of us.  His favorite pastime though is to nap in the warm sunshine. 

Here's the view when we are sitting on the porch,  (note Pogo bottom left)

and here's a close up of my little guy.

This whole past week, Audrey has been helping Beth to back up files on her laptop, and helping me to fix the internet and password problems. 

This next photo is her telling me to put that darn camera away!  She doesn't have to say much.  One  look says it all!

Sometime today, Beth and I may take a trip to a flea market and maybe stop at Walmart to pick up a few things.  Or maybe we'll go to JoAnn's store to look at yarn and fixings.  I think I may have a coupon for JoAnn's on my cell phone. 

I guess when I get back home  I'll need to have a stern chat with my doctor about getting me a portable oxygen concentrator.  And not just any concentrator.  I want the newest because it is smaller and lighter to carry.  If he gives me any problems about it, then I guess I'll just see about buying one for  myself.  Hopefully, I can put it on payments.  They cost around $2700.  But like my hubby always said to me, "no problem because I'm worth it."

Today I may even play a bit on my laptop and make some new quick pages.  We'll see.  I may have to take a nap first.  I just got a text  message from Audrey telling me that she is at the airport and at the gate awaiting her flight to head home.  Have a safe flight home Audrey.  I love you.

Well, that's my news for this morning.  Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Gorgeous Lazy Day In Florida

March 4, 2017

Good morning.  Today is another gorgeous day here in  Florida.  Every day that we've been here has been gorgeous.  I've been so busy with fixing the internet screw ups that I forgot to post the new calendar page for this month.  Here's my page for March.

The day after we all got here, my son drove down to spend a few hours with us.  I haven't seen him for quite a while, so it was a really wonderful visit.   Here's photos of my son Gary with Audrey and one of him and me. 

Here's a photo of my friend Beth that I took while we were out in the parking area at night getting ready to photograph the fireworks.

And finally, here's Pogo, relaxing on a chair on the porch, enjoying the warm sunshine.
Last night I finally got some good sleep.  Having the oxygen concentrator working made a huge difference.   I still woke up early, but at least I wasn't tired when I got up this morning.  Audrey, Pogo and I have had our breakfast, and now Pogo is napping, Audrey is sitting on the porch crocheting a beautiful doll and I'm here at the table typing this post.  Beth is still sleeping. 
Soon, I'll be sitting out on the porch too with my crocheting.  I'm working on a scarf with "Pink tones" yarn.  When this set is finished I'll take a photo.  Sad to say, Audrey will be going home tomorrow.  This week has flown by too quickly.  She hasn't left yet, and already I'm starting to miss her. 
Last night for dessert, we had Key Lime pie (which Audrey made) and watermelon (supplied by Beth).   Oh wow, we've been eating really well all week.  Even Pogo is doing good with his food.  He still eats his Blue Buffalo doggie food, along with bits of people food. 
Well, the morning is beginning to slip away, so I think I'll go wake up Beth.  Today will just be a lazy day for all of us.  If we want to go out we can, and if we'd rather just mellow out on the porch we can do that too. 
In a few minutes, I'm going to grab  my crocheting and join Audrey on the porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a simply beautiful day.  (yes, I'll post tomorrow to make up for the days that I missed.)
Hugs, Edna B.