December 31, 2017
Good morning. We're up three degrees this morning. It's now 5F degrees, and it might even get up to 13F degrees later today. Tonight though, temps will drop below zero. Brrrrr! I don't know how folks in the Northern Mid-West states do it, but I just don't do well in these wicked cold temps. Just seventy nine more days till Spring. Just seventy nine more days till Spring. (I have to keep telling myself this)
Well, today is Joe's birthday. Pogo went out in the house to give him a present, but Joe wasn't there so Pogo left the gift and the card on the recliner chair where Joe sits. We hope your birthday is really super, Joe. Happy Birthday.
Yesterday, daughter Deanne had five of my great grandchildren over to her house and what an awesome day she had. The children were having so much fun, and Deanne managed to get a few photos that she shared with me.
The two sets of cousins are meeting each other for the first time. This was my favorite photo from yesterday. Aurora and Alima are meeting and really liking each other. This is just so precious.
If you're noticing the pink mittens on Aurora's hand, I asked Deanne about it. She put them on Aurora earlier when she picked her up because it was cold out, but then Aurora did not want to take them off. She kept them on all day.
Here's a photo of the girls having a grand time with the large Christmas bags. You don't really have to spend a lot of money to keep kids busy having fun. Just buy a bunch of bags and boxes and leave them to it.
They are all going to try to get together again in February and I'm hoping to be able to join them. Here's hoping I don't catch any colds or other bugs. I'd really like to see them all together.
I have a couple other photos to share. These are of my adorable little guy. Yesterday, after I brought a load of jammies in from the dryer, I set them on the sofa so that I could sit and fold them. Pogo had other ideas. He promptly jumped onto the top of the pile and scrunched them all around and then burrowed down into them to take a nap.
Every time I tried to take a piece away to fold it, he gave me a wicked glare that told me to leave them be. It was two hours before I could them away from him to fold them. Of course, by then they were all wrinkled. Gosh, you just gotta love this little fellow.
Later, after supper, I thought I might curl up under my blanket and watch a bit of TV. Pogo decided that he might like to do this too. So he curled up by my side, and fell asleep. I put the light out, but then I had to reach over and grab a blanket off his chair to keep part of me warm. Pogo was taking up half of my blanket. Here's a photo I tried to take in the dark.
Usually, he stays with me part of the night, then goes over to his own sofa to sleep. Not this time. No siree. This time he was going to spend the whole night with me, and he did. And I spent the whole night with his blanket keeping half of me warm. I'm not complaining, I'm actually enjoying it.
This morning, I'm watching Jewel School on JTV (Jewelry Television Channel). They really have some of the neatest new tools to make it easier to make beautiful jewelry. Today they featured a knotting board. This makes it easier to make the knots between your pearls. What a super idea.
Well, I've chatted enough for this morning. Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and go watch the rest of the Jewel School. Tonight is party night for a lot of folks. If you do go out, please be careful while driving. I want to see everyone make it back home safely. Pogo and I will watch the festivities on TV in the comfort of our living room.
I'm off now. So, till Next Year, Y'all have an awesome New Year's Eve.
Hugs, Edna B.