Friday, June 30, 2017

Farewell To June

June 30, 2017

Good morning.  Well, say goodbye to the month of June tonight.  Tomorrow we'll be starting a brand new month and the second half of this year.  Tis a bit gray outside right now, and the temperature is 72F degrees.  The forecast says we may get some rain today, and the temps will get up into the mid 80's later this afternoon.  I hope we get the rain because we sure could use it.

Oh oh, Pogo is at the door barking.  There's no one out there, but I did see a white pickup truck go by rather slowly.  Pogo does not like white pickup trucks!  When one comes too close, he barks ferociously.  This must have something to do with memories from his first six years. 

Today I'm going to attempt going shopping solo, just me and Pogo.  I really do need to get a few things done.  There's no one around to go with me, so solo it is.  I hope this works out good because next week I have to go out solo to take Pogo to his salon appointment and then again to pick him up. 

Remember I said that I'd take a photo of the queen size bed spread that DIL Janet is making for her sister for Christmas?  Well, here it is.  It's really coming along quite nicely.  I think she's about half done with it.  Wow, her sister is going to love it!

I was going through the latest NRA America's 1st Freedom Magazine and I came across this ad.  The new patterns may be a little bit outrageous, but I kind of like the little pink camo handgun. 

Another interesting thing that I found in this magazine was an ad for the latest book of all the different state gun laws.  This is a must have, so I ordered a copy.  It's good to stay current with all the latest rules and laws.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  Yup, another nature lover's page.  Have fun.  I hope you can use it.

And here is your download link:

Well, I've finished my nebulizer meds, so it's time to get dressed and think about getting out to do a few errands.  Later this afternoon, I can give my Donald Trump chia plant some water.  It had to sit for a couple days to make sure all the seeds were stuck in place.  I can't wait to see how this plant looks once it starts growing.

On that happy note, I'm off.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Planting Experience

June 29, 2017

Good morning.  It's quite lovely outside today.  The temperature is 70F degrees, but it will get up to around 82 degrees later today.  There's a little bit of a breeze so it should be quite comfortable out on the porch.

Yesterday, Pogo and I spent hours out there.  First, I took our lunch out there, and when we finished eating I decided to get started on my Donald Trump chia plant.  The bust had been soaking in water all the while we had been enjoying our lunch. 

Before I got started, Deanne and Janice came by with some groceries they had picked up for me.  They had called me before they left to go shopping to see what I might need.  That's one less thing that I need to go out to do this week.  Thank you, ladies.

Now, back to my Donald Trump planter.  I set the bust in a plastic bowl, and set about to get the chia seeds ready.  The directions said to mix two teaspoons of the seeds in a quarter cup of water.  I mixed all this in another small bowl.  After a while, the seeds turned to a gel mix.  This is supposed to make it easy to get the seeds to adhere to the bust. 

Then I proceeded to put the seed mix on the planter.  I tried.  Over and over.  I tried.  As soon as I put the seed mix on the planter, they slid right off.  Folks, I had chia seeds everywhere except on the planter bust. 

After trying for over an hour, I finally put my fan on low and pointed it at the part of the planter that I was putting the seeds on.   The fan helped to cool the mix so that it would stay on the bust.  Eventually, I managed to plant a whole head of hair for Mr. Trump.  At least I think it will be a whole head of hair.  Time will tell. 

Now I have to wait a couple of days to water the plant.  After that, the seeds will begin to sprout.  Well, it may not be the best hairdo, but I tried.  This whole project only took me about two hours.  Can you imagine?  Two hours to paste seeds on a planter? 

When the planting was finished, it was time to go inside and start supper.  DIL Janet would be coming by after work and I had promised to cook a Kielbasa dinner for us.  When fried up with sliced potatoes and green beans, it is quite tasty.

When Janet got here, she had a nice surprise.  Over the weekend, she had gone out shopping and bought herself a brand new car.  Such a beauty, a sleek little black Hyundai Elantra.  Janet, I wish you much happiness and good luck with your new car.  After supper, (which was delicious) Janet and I crocheted while we watched TV and chatted.  It was a really nice way to end my busy day.  

I did my nebulizer meds while I was typing this post, so now Pogo and I can go sit out on the porch for a while.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Congratulations Eddie!

June 28, 2017

Good morning.  And what a beautiful morning it is!  The sun is shining, there's a tiny breeze and temps will be very comfortable today.  Woo Hoo! 

Last evening was a big night for SIL Eddie.  He received his twenty year pin from Local 103 IBEW.  Congratulations Eddie!!  We're all very proud of you.

Well, there aren't many days left of this month of June, so enjoy them while they are here.  By Saturday, we'll be starting the second half of this year.  In a few days, a lot of folks will be celebrating with private fireworks displays.  Please keep in mind that fireworks are illegal in this state.  Make sure you have the proper licenses for your displays.  And keep them away from all pets, please. 

Gosh, last night we had a bit of really loud thunder, but no rain.  The weatherman says we might get some rain later today or tonight.  Pogo wasn't very happy about the thunder, but he soon settled down and went back to sleep. 

Yesterday I managed to do a couple loads of laundry before it was time for a nap.  Honestly, I don't know why, but all of a sudden I was just so tired.  After trying unsuccessfully to hold my head up, I gave in and crawled under my blanket and had a nice long nap.  I did wait, though, until after Pogo had his turkey treat. 

This morning, I thought I was going to be able to watch a bit of Law & Order on TV.  Sad to say, the TV station thought it would be more important to televise the court hearing of the sentencing of Baby Doe's murderer.  That includes first listening to any and all people who want to take the stand first and tell the court how they feel about this whole thing. 

Sad to say, I don't think this is important enough to interrupt a program that I am wanting to watch.  I could have waited until a regular news program came on or read about it in the newspaper.  This whole trial thing has been taking years.  Personally, I think the whole trial system is overrated.  Trials should not take as long as they do.  This is one of the reasons our whole justice system is so backlogged. 

That's a whole new rant for me and I'm not going there.  Today is too nice a day.  Instead I think I'll just wash the breakfast dishes and then Pogo and I will go outside for a while.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hus, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New Beginnings

June 27, 2017

Good morning.  Wowsie!  The mail came even earlier this morning than it did yesterday.  My regular mailman must be on vacation, and this new substitute carrier is treating us all to an early morning delivery.  There's no complaints here! 

It's looking a bit gray outside this morning, and it looks like we might get some rain today.  That's okay, we need it.  And, it might even cool the temperatures down a bit.  The grass and the plants will also be happy to have a bit of rain.

Yesterday, I boiled some eggs in hopes of having egg salad for my supper.  Well, I'll be!  There's no lettuce.  That takes care of the salad.  I always put lettuce in my egg salad and I don't really like it without the lettuce. 

But this was my lucky day.  Joe offered to go to the store and get me a couple cases of water and a few groceries if I needed them.  Woo Hoo!  Here come's my lettuce!  I have to say that the egg salad tasted simply delicious!!  Thank you Joe.

Yesterday was Kevin's first day on the job as an electrician.  (beginner)  He joined the union and is working with his dad. (Eddie)  Along with the job, comes at least five years of schooling.  You can do it, Kevin!  Deanne shared this photo with me of our two guys at work.  My goodness, they are so handsome! 

I'm not sure what I'm up to today.  Maybe I'll do a load of laundry.  I think there's enough for at least one load.  Maybe two.  Sounds like a plan.  While the clothes are washing and drying, Pogo and I can hang out on the porch. 

Here's a cute picture that I borrowed from the web.  It sort of says it all for me!  Pogo won't argue with me, so that only leaves myself. 

Well, that's my news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Lovely Surprise

June 26, 2017

Good morning.  Gosh, sleeping was so good last night that I stayed under my covers as long as I could this morning.  Alas, I had to get up to make breakfast for Pogo and a cup of coffee for me.  It's a good thing too.  We had a substitute mailman this morning, and he came super early.  Pogo likes to be outside to bark when the mailman brings the mail, so he let me know as soon as he saw the mail truck pull up.

I got a lovely surprise in my email yesterday.  Beth, thank you so much.  This is beautiful.  Such a nice way to start my day.

Yesterday, was a super day for sitting out on the porch.  I re-potted one house plant and planted some strawberry plant seeds.  I have to say, I made quite the mess and got dirt everywhere.  But, it all came up with the vacuum cleaner, so all is well. 

Audrey sent me this fun photo of Alena and Grandpa (Mac) having a grand time together.  This looks like such awesome fun!

I know I mentioned before that Audrey and Mac live way out in the boonies.  They are surrounded by fields of cotton, corn, soybeans and peanuts.  Yesterday was the day for aerial spraying over the crops.  Here's a couple of photos that Audrey took of the spray plane.  (I'm sure it's called something better than "spray plane")

Meanwhile, back here in New England, the sun was shining brightly and all of a sudden the rains came.  Oh my, what a delightful surprise!  I tried to take photos of the rain but it's really hard to photograph raindrops while the sun is shining.  Sad to say, the rain only lasted a few moments.

Later, Pogo talked Joe into giving him a second turkey treat.  My little fellow is such a cutie that you just can't say no to him.  Ah well, it's such a small price to pay for making Pogo so happy.  Afterwards, I cooked hamburgers for supper.  I also made rice, but then forgot about it and left it out in the bowl overnight.  (covered, of course)  Bye bye rice!

Daughter Deanne is off work now for at least a week so I'm hoping that she and I can go shopping one day this week. There are a few things that I really need to get out and do.  After that, I can settle down again for a while. 

Well, the morning is passing by quickly and I want to sit out on the porch for a while.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It's Time To Re-Pot A Few Plants

June 25, 2017

Good morning.  It's only 7:45, but it's already gorgeous outside.  As soon as I finish posting here, I'm taking my coffee out to the porch.  It has been such a joy to be able to sit out there, even in the evening when the sun goes down.  Last night I took a photo when it started getting dark.  The sky was still light, but with all our trees it was dark in our yard.

I do have a light to use on the porch, but it was really nice just to sit and enjoy the coolness of the evening air.  Pogo wasn't so crazy about the dark so he sat on my lap while we were out there. 

A couple days ago, I noticed that another of the trees was in full bloom.  This particular tree is tucked behind the Red Japanese Maple and in between the tall Pines.  This is my view from the porch.  Gosh, it's such a pretty picture!

Last night, Joe carried one of my big bags of potting soil on to the porch for me, so today I can re-pot a couple of house plants that have outgrown their pots.  Once they are re-potted, I think I'll leave them outside for a while.

They've been having an awesome inventory clearance sale on the Jewelry TV station, and I managed to find the perfect Christmas gift for someone.  Gosh, wouldn't it be nice when the Holidays come around, to find that just about all my shopping is done?  Yes!  Yes!

There's a new great grandbaby due pretty soon.  A little boy, woo hoo!  I'll have to call the kids to see if they might be needing a new car seat.  I guess these days, you have to have a car seat for each kid.  Thank goodness it wasn't like that in my day, or me and the kids would never have been able to go anywhere by car.   Once the car was filled up with car seats, there wouldn't have been any room for me to get in and drive. 

The MET drama awards show was last night in Boston.  Jazzy did not take first place in her category, but she is definitely a big winner in our eyes.  I feel that every nominee finalist was a winner.  So far, I haven't been able to get the results showing who won what, but I'll try to find out all that later.

Now I'm going to take my nebulizer meds and Pogo and I will head for the porch.

So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 23, 2017

I Just Love The Christmas Tree Shoppe!

June 23, 2017

Good morning.  Oh, and a beautiful morning it is!  At the moment, temps are in the low 70's, but will work their way up to mid 80's by early afternoon.  The sun is playing hide and seek with the clouds, and there is a little bit of a breeze.  It's just right for sitting out on the porch.

And wait till you see my porch now!  Yesterday, there was a Christmas Tree Shoppe flyer in the newspaper.  And lo and behold, right on the front page was a little bistro set.  And the best part?  It was on sale for $39.99.  Woo Hoo!

I called Deanne's house to see if someone could come over after supper and take me to the store to have a look at the bistro set and hopefully buy it.  Deanne and Janice came and drove me and Pogo to the store.  We found the little set, and it was perfect.  Somehow, the girls squished the chairs, box with table and all our bags (it's very difficult to shop there and not find things that you absolutely have to have) into the car and still left room for all of us to sit. 

When we got back to the house, Joe assembled the little table and Deanne and Janice got everything settled on the porch.  First, they put down the new indoor/outdoor carpet that I also found at the Christmas Tree Shoppe.  Oh...didn't I mention that I also found a really pretty carpet for the porch?  It was so pretty that I just could not pass it up.  Here's a photo of my porch now.

As soon as I finish my nebulizer meds, I'm taking my coffee and my crocheting, and heading out to sit on the porch.  Today the plant stand will go back to being a plant stand.  I have a begonia plant that is waiting to perch on it. 

I'll take my little recorder out with me and try to capture the sounds of the birds singing in the trees.  Yesterday, I had some music playing, and it seemed that the birds all sang right along with it.  I'll try that again today.  I absolutely love listening to the birds chirping and singing. 

Today, I have the new quick page that I promised.  Gosh, can you tell that I love nature?  haha.

Here is your download link:

Well, I've finished with the meds, so it's time to grab my things and head for the porch.  Pogo is already sitting by the storm door, waiting for me.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pogo Is Full Of Surprises

June 22, 2017

Good morning.  It was a cool night, so I slept fairly well.  Except for breathing, all of yesterday and last night was pretty good.  I'm thinking that the high humidity these past few days is probably the reason I'm having trouble with the breathing.

My old air conditioner had a dehumidifier button on it, which is what I always used.  The a/c that I have now does not have this button.  So, I guess I'll be shopping for a new a/c soon.  I don't like to run the a/c very often because I just get sick from it.  I really only need the dehumidify action to keep me comfortable and breathing.

I must say though, that something is very right this morning.  My coffee tastes so good that it is almost gone, and I just made it.  I guess I'll be making another cup to take out to the porch after I finish this post. 

Well, I have bad news.  For me, at least.  I've been wanting to catch a glimpse of our baby robins when they get ready to leave the nest, but somehow I missed it.  Yesterday the nest was really quiet, and when Joe got home from work he checked it.  Guess what?  All the birdies were gone. 

Well, I hope they are all right.  There are lots of trees in my yard, so maybe they are all busy making new homes for themselves.  Maybe it's time for Mama and Daddy Robin to teach the youngsters how to catch worms and take care of themselves.

Yesterday, Pogo and I spent quite a bit of time out on the porch.  While we were out there, I made a bowl out of a bread wrapper and broke up several slices of bread to fill the bowl.  Pogo kept looking at me as if to say "how come the critters get all the goodies while I get the dog food?"  So I set the bowl of bread pieces on the floor, and Pogo helped himself to several pieces of the bread. 

Well surprise, surprise!  I did not know that my little guy liked bread.  When he had his fill, I took the bread and a bowl of peanuts and spread them around on the ground for the critters.  Blue Jays have eagle eyes.  They spot peanuts and they show up right away.  Also the chipmunks.  I have to say that I really enjoy watching them.

I noticed that one of the roses on the white rose bush was getting big and heavy and hanging down.  So I picked it and put it in a little vase of water.  Gosh, these blossoms are really so pretty.

While I was sitting out on the porch, it dawned on me that I could use the tall plant stand as a table until I can find one.  I set a small tray inside the top of the plant stand, and it actually worked out pretty good.

Later, DIL Janet came by and we had a really nice visit.  We had the Stouffer's baked macaroni and cheese for supper and did a bit of crocheting while we chatted and watched some TV.  All in all, it was a really nice day for me. 

Now it's time to make that extra cup of coffee and take it outside.  I'll have a new quick page for you tomorrow.  So, till then, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Today Is The First Day Of Summer!

June 21, 2017

Good morning.  Well, how about that!!  Today is the beginning of Summer.  It just seems like the year is passing me by too fast.  I have used the whole of Spring just trying to get back on my feet.  Folks, try not to get old too soon.  Healing takes so much longer when you get old.

Well, yesterday was not a good day for breathing, so I mostly just rested all day.  Hopefully, today will be better for breathing.  In a little while, I'll take my nebulizer meds, and then we'll see how it goes.

Today I'm going to try to figure out how to run an extension cord out to the porch so that I can plug in a fan out there.  That way, Pogo and I will be able to stay out there a bit longer.  I think I'll also go online and see if I can find a little bistro table to put on the porch.  Thank goodness for online shopping. 

A while ago, I saw an ad for copper brownie baking pans that had inserts for cutting the brownies into squares.  This was one of those deals where you could get a second item for just a small extra fee.  So, I bought it, and when it arrived, I gave the second one to Deanne.  She and the girls love to bake.  Yesterday, Janice sent me a photo of the fudge brownies they had just made in the new pan.

Yum!  Yum!  Now doesn't this look scrumptious?  Janice says she'll be over soon to bake me a batch of these delicious fudge brownies in my pan.  She just started a new job at a Five Below store and she loves it.  Hmmm, Pogo and I will have to pop in there one of these days.

Joe had yesterday off, so he went fishing at a couple of the local parks.  When he got home, he sent me a copy of this photo that he took with his phone of a swan family.  This is awesome, Joe.  Thank you so much for sharing. 

Soon, I'll have to start thinking about what to make for supper tonight.  DIL Janet will be coming by after work.  Unless I can think of something really tasty, we'll have Stouffer's Baked Macaroni and Cheese. This is her favorite meal, so I always try to keep a couple of these in the freezer.

Now I'm going to do a bit of blog reading while I  take my nebulizer meds.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Gary Jr.

June 20, 2017

Good morning.  It rained during the night, but it's looking really beautiful outside this morning.  Depending on how I feel today, I may go out to get a haircut.  We'll see how I feel later.

Today is my son Gary Jr's birthday.  I want to wish him a beautiful day filled with peace and happiness.  Happy Birthday, Gary Jr.  I love you.

Yesterday, Dwarf Helen and I went to Walmart with me to do a it of grocery shopping.  Oh the sights you see at Walmart!!  I am always amazed at what some people will wear when they go shopping.  For some reason, it seems that the heavier and wider some women are, their clothes are tighter and shorter than they should be.  Yesterday's lady even found reasons to bend down.  Oh Lord, have mercy!!

Now I'll be the first to admit that I could stand to lose a few pounds, (well, maybe a bit more than that) but yesterday Dwarf Helen and I left Walmart feeling ever so thin and beautiful.  I'm going to feel guilty now eating those doughnuts that I bought. haha.

Yesterday afternoon, I tried to get some new photos of the baby Robins, but the Mama bird was giving me bits of problems.  I think she was getting ready to dive bomb me.  This is the best shot I could get.

This was Mama Robin up in the tree screeching at me.  She really is beautiful.

When Joe came home from work, he took my phone out and got me this photo.  Notice how one of the babies is twice as big as the others.  I think we only have three little ones now.  As you can see, they are starting to look like birds.

Well, Joe just came home from fishing.  He has the day off from work.  Now I have to open the door to the main house and let Pogo go out to get his turkey treat.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Oh, What A Gorgeous Day!

June 19, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another beautiful day here in my little part of New England.  At the moment the sun is hiding behind some clouds, but I'm sure it will be back out soon.  Yesterday, the humidity was wicked high, so I did not get to go shopping.  Today it is still very high, so right now the shopping trip is a maybe.

Lately I've been spending more time doing "Find A Word" puzzles, and less time on my crochet projects.  In the evening, I do try to put one or two rows on the Red, White and Blue afghan, but at this rate it will take quite a while to get it finished. 

Yesterday, Pogo and I sat out on the porch for a while.  There was a lovely breeze, so it was really nice.  We're looking forward to spending more time out there today.  The baby birds will soon be getting ready to try out their wings and I'd love to be able to watch them.

Today I have photos to share of the beautiful rain gauge that Audrey sent to me for Mother's Day.  I set it out a few days ago just before the rain came.  Wow, I didn't realize how much rain we got. 

I also have a photo of the first blooms on the white rose bush.  The flowers are big, so when it rains they tend to droop over. 

Last night, I had a craving for a spinach pizza.  I called up to order one to be delivered but it wasn't enough to meet their delivery minimum so I cancelled my order.  A little while later, Joe said he would go pick up my pizza, so I called and re-ordered.  Oh my, delish!!!

***I just went outside to take some new photos of the baby robins and their Mommy.  I'll post them tomorrow after I crop them.  These babies are growing sooooo fast! 

Now I think I'll finish doing the breakfast dishes and get started on this new day.  On that happy note. I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

June 18, 2017

Good morning.  It's six o'clock and Pogo and I have both had our breakfasts.  It's his fault.  He woke me up awful early and insisted on having something to eat.  By the time I fed him and changed his pee pads, I was a wake and hungry myself.  Ah, the joys of pet-mamahood. 

Today will be another gorgeous day, and according to the weather forecast we should have the next five days with temps between 81 and 84F degrees.  How awesome!  Of course, it remains to be seen.

I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's, step-Dads, fur baby Dads, etc.  Pogo and I wish you an awesome day filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness.

This past Friday, Kevin and Janice came by and finished brushing the sealer on the inside of the porch.  Today it should be dry so that I can put things in their place on the porch.  Then Pogo and I can sit out for a while. 

I'm hoping to get out to the store today to do a bit of grocery shopping.  I don't need very much, but I have run out of a few things.  I also want to see what's available for a smaller table and chair set for the porch.  What I need is a small table to set my coffee cup on. 

I have a few photos to share that I took on Friday.  The first two are of the Robin parent.  I'm not sure if this is Mama or Daddy.  The sun was shining, and the colors of the Robin amidst all the red of the tree is just awesome.

My yard is such a happy place most days.  Here's a photo of the huge bush that greets everyone as they enter our driveway.

And, this year the pink rose tree is covered with lots of beautiful pink blossoms.  It is in front of the living room windows, near the front door to the house.

By my door, I have gorgeous pansies and begonias blossoming and a hanging spider plant.  Can you tell I love being surrounded by flowers and plants?

Friday afternoon I discovered that the brand new battery on my car was dead.  Yup, dead as a door knob!!  Kevin tried to jump start the battery, but it would not cooperate.  SIL Eddie stopped by on his way home from work to see what the problem might be. 

It seems that my battery was not tightened down very well and the cables were also loose.  It's a good thing I did not go anywhere before the battery died.  Eddie did not have his tools with him so he came back yesterday to fix the problem.  Thank you Eddie!

This week I will have to make a trip to the Post Office to buy more stamps.  There will be no mail going out until I do this .  While I'm there, I can mail off a box that I've been meaning to mail out since March.  Hmmm, I'm a tad bit behind this year, but little by little I'm catching up on a few things. 

Next, I think I'll go on-line to order a refrigerator for the main house.  I don't seem to get out long enough to shop for this particular article, so on-line will have to do for now.  I'll probably have to shop somewhere other than Sears because they don't accept credit cards over the phone.  Hmmm, is this something new this year?

Well, that's my news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Patterns To Try

June 16, 2017

Good morning.  It's a bit on the cloudy side this morning, but the sun keeps poking out from behind the clouds.  Temps have dropped down into the 60's, and there's a nice breeze.  My plants will definitely love these cooler temps.  I imagine, though, that soon it will be super hot again.  After all, Summer is only days away.

This will be a short post because Kevin and Janice will be coming here shortly.  I did want to share a new pattern book that I bought recently.  This one has doggie crochet sweater patterns.  They don't look too difficult, so I think I may try a couple of these patterns.

Aren't they cute?  That first cover shows a poncho and a matching mat.  My favorite is the Camo sweater on the top right of the last image.  I think I'll try that one first.  After I finish a couple of the projects that I'm working on now, of course.

Sometime today or tomorrow, I really need to go to the bank, and then to the Post Office.  I've run out of stamps and there are still bills to mail out.  Funny, there are always bills to mail out!! haha.

Well, now I need to get dressed before the kids get here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Sean and Bobby

June 15, 2017

Good morning.  Today is another super day like yesterday.  Sunny with a breeze, and temps in the 70's.  It's also a birthday for two of my guys.  My stepson, Sean, and my grandson, Bobby.  Happy Birthday fellas.  I hope you both have an awesome day!!

Yesterday, after doing a couple of really small things, I became wicked tired and had me nap.  So much for our time out on the porch.  So today, I'm not going to do any chores until after I have some time outside on the porch with Pogo. 

Last evening, DIL Janet came by after work, and brought dinner and dessert with her.  Oh my, it was delicious!  We had chicken parmesan with pasta, and chocolate cake cups filled with chocolate, caramel and whipped cream.  Oh, yum, yum, yum!

After we ate our supper, we watched TV, while we crocheted and chatted.  We discussed what she might like to have as an anniversary gift.  Then we went online to find the item and order it.  I usually enjoy going to the garden center at Home Depot with her to let her pick out something for her yard.  But since I can't get out as often now, we did our shopping online.  

You know those fat envelopes that you get from Publishers Clearing House that are full of offerings of things that they hope you will buy?  Well I get a lot of them, and one day I found this item in the envelope.  No, I did not buy it, but it brought back so many wonderful memories of my high school days.

It's a 1949 Ford convertible.  My best friend's boyfriend had a red one, and he used to let us girls use it all the time.  Oh my, such awesome memories come tumbling my way.  Those were very happy days indeed.  And this car looks just as awesome today as it did back then.  After high school, my friend and her boyfriend married.  They were together the rest of their lives.

Here's a photo I took a few days ago of one of the branches on my Red Japanese Maple tree.  If I say it a hundred times, it's not enough.  This tree is just beautiful. 

Father's Day is this weekend, so I made a new quick page for that super guy in your life.  Enjoy.

Here is your download link:

That's all my news for this morning so I'll take my leave here.  Till tomorrow folks, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Welcome Break From The Heat

June 14, 2017

Good morning.  Wow, temps are down substantially today.  About twenty degrees!!  Woo Hoo!  The sun is shining and there's a lovely breeze.  It's going to feel oh so good sitting out on the porch today. 

Yesterday was quite hot, and I went outside a few times to make sure my plants had water.  When the temps get into the 90's, my plants tend to wilt and fall over dead.  Oh no!!  So I keep a bottle of water out on the porch just for the plants.  Needless to say, I have to refill the bottle several times a day.

Today I have photos that I took a few days ago of some of our little yard critters.  They are all really happy when I toss out a bowl of peanuts for them to share.  Aren't they cute? 

I also have a photo of our cat Blackie.  In the evening, he loves to sit on the arm of Joe's chair and have Joe pet him and scratch his head.   Blackie tries so hard to be lovable, and he loves for us to give him lots of attention.  But, then he'll turn around really quick and try to bite us.  We expect this, so we don't get bitten very often anymore.  I think it may have to do with how he was treated before he came to live with us.

******I'm back!  I took a short break to place an order on-line for a birthday gift.  When these bargains come up I have to scoop them up right away.  Birthdays and holidays have a way of sneaking up on me rather quickly and I don't like being unprepared.

This month there are a lot of birthdays and an anniversary.  There are birthdays for my son, my stepson, my granddaughter and my grandson, and Janet and Scott's anniversary.  Goodness, I  think I got them all.  One thing about having a large family is that it gets difficult to remember all the birthdays and anniversaries.  (I had a list, but I lost it)

Now it's time for me to pay some bills before Pogo and I head on out to the porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Parent's Work Is Never Ending

June 13, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining, but today will be another scorcher.  Well, not as hot as the last couple of days, but temps will reach into the 90's.  Then it should drop down about twenty degrees into the 70's for a few days. 

Goodness me, Pogo must be on a diet.  He's refusing to eat his doggie food these past couple of days.  I thought that by the time he got really hungry, he would eat it, but it's just not so.  What's a mom to do?  If only he could talk, he could just say "Mom, I'm not eating today." and I wouldn't even open the can.  I wouldn't be throwing out so much doggie food.  Grrr, grrr!

Today I have photos of our robin family.  I took the two photos of the Mama bird, and Janice took the photos of the babies.  A few days ago, I was standing out by the corner of the porch (trying to get a photo of the babies) and Mama robin was up in the tree, waiting rather nervously for me to leave so that she could feed her babies.  Notice that fat, tasty worm she has in her mouth?  Mmmmmmmm!

Down below, the babies were anxiously waiting for their lunch.  So, being the nice person that I try to be, I went back inside the porch so that Mama robin could tend to her babies.  Janice took these photos for me while the parents were getting ready to dive bomb her.

My goodness, they are so precious.  Feeding these little ones is an all day job and usually there are two robins getting the food and bringing it to the nest.  I am assuming the other robin is the Daddy.  After the babies are fed, I guess it's nap time for the little ones, and a well deserved rest for Mama.

Gosh, I've been sitting here for two hours, typing this post.  But!  I've also been watching "Jewel School" on  They've been showing how to make coils with wire.  They're also showing how to braid the coils and set them on a leather bracelet.  It's really quite interesting.  This program is on every Tuesday for those of you interested in learning this craft.  It's also on next Sunday morning.

Today I'm hobbling around a bit better.  Some of the swelling has gone down and most of the pain has subsided.  So now I'm thinking that before it gets too hot, Pogo and I will go out and sit on the porch for a little while.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.