Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Some Days It Never Ends

July 31, 2018

Good morning.  It's early, but it's going to be a sticky warm day.  And another busy one.  It's all about keeping the car healthy and I hope it's all over today.

Yesterday I took the car in for a check up and to get a new safety sticker.  Well, back that up a bit.  Pogo and I went out to get into the car.  But the car would not start.  The (new) battery was dead.  This is very frustrating.  Now I had to call and have my appointment changed till 1 p.m.

After a couple hours on the phone with the extended warranty insurance company, I finally got someone local to come out and start my car.  The other company wanted to send a truck to tow my car.  I did not need a tow truck, I needed the battery jump started. 

Once the car had been running for a while, Pogo and I got in and headed for the auto dealership.  On the way, I noticed the light on my dashboard telling me that the trunk was not closed properly.  I pulled over to fix this problem, but could not. 

When we got to the dealership, one of the staff helped to get the trunk closed properly.  The light on the dash went out.  But then another light came on.  The engine light.  Because the engine light has come on I cannot get a new safety sticker.  Instead I will get a rejection sticker. 

The car had it's regular check up, and they tried to diagnose the car's problem.  It seems that the computer module in the car needs to be replaced.  By now, it was late in the afternoon, so I had to make a new appointment for this morning.  So, in a little while, I will be heading back to the dealership. 

Some days it just never ends.

It's time for me to get dressed to leave now, but fist I want to share a fun little video that I took a couple days ago on one of my steps.  It's about a very busy ant and how determined he is to get his job done.

I watched this ant for a while, and he did finally get his prize off the steps and onto the ground.  He then made it over to the other side of the yard to wherever he was planning to take his prize.  You gotta give this little guy credit for sticking to the job even though it was a tough one.

Now I'm off to start another "car" day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay cool and have a fantabulous day.

Edna B.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The New Bird Feeder/Fountain Is Such Fun

July 30, 2018

Good morning.  It's early, only 6:30 a.m.  But I woke up so I thought I might just post on my blog now because I won't have much time later.  I thought Pogo and I could do some errands on the way home from the auto dealer this morning. 

Then, if my packages from Amazon come early, we can take them over to Deanne's house.  I ordered pool floaties for Aurora and Xander.  Pink for Aurora, and blue for Xander.
Last night, Pogo ate up everything I had cooked up for him, and didn't save anything for breakfast this morning.  However, I did have a can of corned beef hash on the shelf, so that's what we're having for breakfast.  I do have other food, but it's all frozen and I don't feel like trying to cook it up right now.  Maybe while we're out, I'll treat my little guy to a hamburger from Wendys or MacDonalds. 

Well, today I have some photos and a little video of the new bird feeder/fountain.  Yesterday, Joe set it up.  We put water in it and turned it on.  Oh my, what fun!  This first photo shows the new feeder.

Here's a little video that I took to show how awesome it sounds when it is on.   Enjoy.

I took the rest of these photos from the porch through the screen.  Obviously, they don't come out so good but you can see the subjects.  We set the new feeder up in the little garden by the shed.  It's near another feeder that my friend Mary Ann had given to me a few Christmases ago.  My little birds, and the chipmunks, love it. 

In these photos, there's a little chickadee enjoying a bit of lunch.  From there, he goes up to check out the new feeder.  He's perched on top of the shepherd's hook on the left side.

Next the sparrows come to have some lunch and check out the new addition.  I've circled the little guy to make it easy to find him.  Finally, he flew up to the new feeder to check it out.  A lot of the little birds were sitting in the tree just waiting for me to go inside so that they could check it all out.

The fountain has an auto switch that will let it turn on every day at the same time for whatever amount of time it is set for.  You can set if for one to four hours.  You do have to keep an eye on it because the water does evaporate, and splash out.  So sometimes you have to put more water in it. 

I also don't suggest leaving the fountain on auto (or running) if you're not going to be home to keep an eye on it.  You don't want the water to run out while the unit is running.  It might be a little bit of extra work, but it is such a fun thing to sit and watch.

Now I want to drink my coffee and do a bit of blog reading before it's time to get ready to go out.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay cool and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

You Are Not Alone

July 29, 2018

Good morning.  My goodness, look at the calendar.  We're almost out of this month of July.  From here on, the rest of the year flies by much quicker than the first half.  Yeesh!

Today is another gorgeous day (except for the stickiness).  Right now, temps are still in the seventies with a teeny breeze.  In another hour or two, temps will be back up in the eighties and very sticky.  I remember when I was a little girl, there was nothing like a hot sizzling summer day.

Half way to mid life, my body let me know that it preferred less sizzle and more balmy.  The closer I get to eighty, the more I like that word "balmy."  Temps between 72 and 82 degrees with a bit of a breeze is just perfect.

Folks, I found a picture on the web and I just had to borrow it.  It has such a soothing effect on the soul.  When a person is traveling on a lost sort of life path, it's good to know that someone is watching out for us.  I just feel that this picture helps you feel that you are not alone.

With all the guts and gory stuff in the news all the time, it's so refreshing to stumble across items about the good folks and how they help to make life better and easier for others.  I found this next picture on the web and just had to borrow this one too.

This story really makes my heart happy.  Our fur babies give us so much love and joy.  It always makes me smile to see someone go an extra mile to make their fur babies' lives better.

I haven't been doing very much these past few days.  The mugginess tends to drain most of my energy.  But I do get to catch up on some TV re-runs that I may have missed, and make phone calls to folks that I haven't talked with in quite a while. 

This coming Monday, (tomorrow) I have an appointment at the car dealership to have my car checked so that I can get my new safety sticker.  The one I have now runs out on Tuesday.  Wow, talk about cutting it close to the wire!   So, unless I get up really early tomorrow morning, I'll be posting here a bit later in the day.

Gosh, it's taking me all morning to type this post.  In between typing, I've been answering the phone, answering the knock on the door, helping Joe to set up the new bird feeder/bath, etc.  Ah, but that's the story of my life.  I guess one would call it multi tasking.  I don't plan it.  It just turns out that way.  Right now I'm waiting for some photos and a video to upload to my laptop so that I can post them here.  I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow to share them.

Meanwhile, today I do have another new quick page for you.  With this one, I was intrigued about how to put the little birds in the cages and to turn one cage into a frame.  It's light and airy.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I think I'll wash the breakfast dishes and grab a cold bottle of water while I do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay cool and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Quirky Doggie Habits

July 27, 2018

Good morning.  Oh, what a beautiful morning!  Pogo and I have already stepped out onto the porch to enjoy the feel of the morning coolness on us.  We'll be staying indoors most of today with the A/C on.  It's going to be a hot one, Charlie Brown. 

Today will be a good day to finish the red, white and blue dolly outfit.  Last night I finished the bottom ruffle, and now I just have to make the hat.  Then maybe I'll start another outfit.  Purple sounds nice.  I'll have to check my yarn stash to see what colors I have.  (That's a joke.  I probably have most every color!)

Does your fur baby have any real quirky habits?  My Pogo does.  He gets hungry late at night, so I give him his plate of food.  While he's eating, the food manages to scatter itself all around his plate.  That's when he comes to me so that I will gather all the food together in one little pile on the plate.  Then he proceeds to continue eating. 

When Pogo is finished eating everything on his plate, he comes to me looking for more food.  So of course I go to the kitchen and make up another plate of food for him.  Once I set the plate on his food mat, he checks it and then goes to have a nap either on his chair or his little sofa.  I think I have this figured out.  Pogo just wants to make sure that he has food for the next morning.  I know he's going to do this, but it's more fun to just humor him.

Speaking of doggies, here's a list that I found on the web that I thought would be good to share.  It's a list of human foods that your doggie can and can't eat.

Yesterday, the mailman brought me a package.  It was the new bird feeder/fountain that I had ordered.  It uses batteries, so I have to check my battery supply.  Joe says he will pick me up a few things at the market later today, so if I need them I can add the batteries to my shopping list.  Once this is up and running, I'll take photos.

This weekend, my youngest great grandbaby will celebrate his first birthday.  Happy Birthday Xander.  I'm wishing you a healthy, prosperous life.  I love you sweetie.  Here's a photo of this handsome little fellow.

Well, that's about all my news for today.  I'm off to do a bit of blog reading while I finish my coffee.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I love Hugging My Doggie!

July 26, 2018

Good morning.  There's a really nice breeze this morning, so it's quite comfy outside right now.  Today's temps should reach the low eighties for its high.  This is good.  We did get a bit of rain yesterday.  A couple of downpours came by.  Each one only lasted about a minute or two.  But at least all the gardens and lawns got a nice drink.

Deanne and Eddie came by so that Eddie could get my Amazon Fire Box set up.  This looked so simple on the TV, but now I'm not so sure.  To me, using this looks quite complicated.  Or maybe my brain is just sleeping a bit more nowadays.

 On TV, the hosts were zipping all over the place with this.  No matter what they asked Alexa to do, she did it.  When I ask Alexa to do something, she says "Sorry, I've never heard of that." or "Sorry, I don't know what you are talking about."  I don't think she likes me.

Pogo and I just went outside a few moments ago so that I could open the greenhouse.  It was just lovely out there.  Now I'm looking up at my front door and it's pouring rain outside.  Well, this is an unexpected surprise.  My plants must all be doing a happy dance!

Today my foot is feeling much better.  Just a little tingle now and then.  However, I don't put my full weight on that foot just yet.  I want to wait until it is fully healed.  It's best to have two strong feet beneath me when I'm walking about.

I found a couple pictures on the web that I thought I'd like to share here.  This first is an adorable tee shirt.  The sentiment is perfect for me and Pogo.

This next one is for all those days when things just aren't going right.  Hug your doggie.  It's bound to make things much better.  Actually, hugging your doggie makes you feel good even when things are going just fine.  Try it.  You'll like it!

Now I think I'll finish my coffee while I check on a few blogs.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

It's Hobbling Day For Me

July 25, 2018

Good morning.  The sun is in and out today, and there's a bit of a breeze helping to keep it comfortable.  Temps are in the high seventies and will soon be in the low eighties.  The only thing that's not fun is the humidity.  Otherwise it's a beautiful summer day. 

Today I'm hobbling.  Yup, just can't put one of my feet flat down on the floor.  Last night, I put my bare foot down on the floor (good and hard) and came up with an ouch!  I picked my foot up to see blood dripping off onto the carpet.  Yikes, now what! 

Well, I was able to pick a good sized piece of glass out of my foot.  Once the glass was out of the wound, the blood did flow.  Years ago, people like me were called bleeders.  It took a while, but I finally managed to stop the bleeding and get some sort of bandaging on the foot. 

I haven't broken any glass in the house, or outside for that matter.  So I'm thinking that while I was walking around in the yard one of these days, I must have stepped on a piece of glass that stuck to my slipper long enough for it to make it into the house and come off in the carpet by my chair.  I'm just thankful that it wasn't Pogo who found the glass. 

Last night I worked on the patriotic tissue dolly dress.  My goodness, is it ever pretty!  Hopefully I'll get it finished in the next couple of days so I can take some photos.  Today I have a photo of another new Precious Moments figurine.  This one is just perfect for folks with kitty fur babies. 

Right now, I'm waiting for the mailman to come by.  I've written out some bills that I want to get in the mail today.  My regular mailman is on vacation for two weeks, and every day there is a different substitute delivery person doing his route.  Alas, they can come any time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

There's a chance that we might get some rain today and/or tonight.  I surely do hope so.  We still have drought signs posted.  It would be nice to get some rain before Friday because it's supposed to hit ninety degrees Friday, and my plants could use a nice drink before the wicked heat gets back here. 

Today I have another new QP for you.  This one is for celebrating all the fun things we get to do in the summer time in this great land of ours.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I want to do a bit of blog reading while I finish my coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Piggy Wants A Tomato?

July 24, 2018

Good morning.  Today is another lovely day with temps in the low eighties.  BUT the humidity is super high.  It's in the eighties  I borrowed a humidity map from Google.

Needless to say, breathing is not good these days.  Everything I do seems to need more breath than I have available.  Thank goodness for the oxygen.  It keeps me going.  And thank goodness for my portable unit.  I'm not stuck in the house anymore. 
Yesterday I had a fun conversation with Deanne.  As we were talking, she was trying to clean out Piggy's cage.  Piggy is their guinea pig, and he was not in the mood for a cage clean out.  Piggy wanted some tomatoes.  Yup, Piggy is a tomato addict.  hahahaha.  The whole time Deanne was busy cleaning the cage, Piggy kept giving her the "what for."  Finally, Piggy got his tomato and was a happy little camper.
I found this awesome little image on the web and just had to borrow it to share here.  It makes you feel good when you read it.  We should all have a little sign like this to look at everyday.
I also found these adorable little signs in a catalogue.  I would have to hang the "doggie" sign right outside my door. 
There's not much happening here.  The humidity keeps me indoors most of the time.  And much as I don't like to run it, the A/C needs to be running a lot more than usual.  I am crocheting again though.  I've already finished two new tissue dollies and I'm working on the third one.  When this one is done, I'll take photos of all of them.
So, other than washing some dishes and feeding and playing with my little guy, I'll probably spend the afternoon working on this latest tissue dolly.  Her outfit is really pretty.  It's red, white and blue.  After that, I want to make one in purple and one in orange.  In between the dollies, I put a row or two on the pink afghan. 
Well, the morning is ticking by.  I think I'll attack those dishes now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all keep cool and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Mysterious Spotted Pods

July 23, 2018

Good morning.  Tis quite nice outside today.  It's a bit on the gray side, but there's a beautiful breeze.  Temps will climb about to eighty degrees later today.  We did get a few sprinkles late yesterday and during the night, and we could still use a few more to fill up our reservoirs. 

For those of you who tried to download yesterday's QP, I'm sorry that I forgot to post the link. However, it is now fixed.  Thanks for being patient.

Yesterday, DIL Janet and I went to Boston and visited with Sean for a while.  He's looking tired, but on the mend.  I was quite surprised to learn that he might be discharged as early as tomorrow.  Gosh, they don't even let you start to feel good before they send you home these days. 

Another thing that really surprised me was that for severe pain, they give you Tylenol.  Can you imagine that?  I guess this is because of the illegal drug trade and drug addiction.  Maybe it's better for the legitimate patient to suffer severe pain than take the chance that he or she may become a drug addict.  Maybe, but I just don't buy it. 

Today I have some photos that I took a few days ago in my yard.  First, there was a dragonfly out by the shed.  We don't see very many of them anymore.

Next, I noticed that there were pods of some sort growing on my lilac bush.  I've never noticed anything like this before.  Have you?  Here's a photo of the pods and a close -up photo.  If you know why it does this, do let me know.

Next, I stood beneath the Japanese Red Maple and took photos looking up through the branches.  It's really quite pretty.  The reds are really much darker, but the sunshine makes a lot of the leaves look golden yellow and orange. 

Pogo and I don't have any specific plans for today.  We're just going to see what comes our way.  Right now, I think I should wash the dishes in the sink and then go out to water the plants on the porch and in the greenhouse.  After that, the day is all ours.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Tis A Really Super Nice Day Today

July 22, 2018

Good morning.  Today is another super nice day here in New England.  The sun isn't out yet, and there are some puddles on the ground (from overnight rain), but the coolness of the air feels oh so good.  Today will stay in the upper seventies with maybe some thunder showers. 

Well, my boys seem to be doing nicely.  I want to thank everyone for their good wishes.  Sean is feeling a bit better and accepting company.  Hopefully, Janet and I will be going to visit with him today.  Jack Jack is home and doing well.  He is loving his new book on Forensics. 

So, what have I been up to these past couple days?  Not much.  Although I did do a bit of shopping (on TV).  QVC usually has a great sale this time of year.  They call it Christmas In July.  And of course, I found a couple things that I could use. 

One was an umbrella (Better Brella).  I don't have a photo of it yet, and the other item is a bird feeder/bird fountain.  The prices were great, so how could I refuse?  Here's a photo I took from the TV screen of the bird feeder/fountain.  The fountain is battery operated.  I just thought it would be a nice addition to the little garden near my porch.

I also have a photo to share of my whole tomato crop.  So far.  There are tons of yellow flowers on the plants, so I'm hoping to have lots more tomatoes.  However small this current crop is, I am going to enjoy eating them tonight with my supper. 

Pogo has been getting rather picky about his food lately (what else is new?).  I meant to thaw out some steak to cook for our supper last night, but I forgot.  So, Joe went to the market and picked me up a roasted chicken.  Pogo licked his plate clean!

DIL Janet just phoned me to say that we are definitely going to visit with Sean today.  Now I have to call the hospital to find out what the visiting hours are.  He has been moved from intensive care to a regular surgical ward so I'll also have to ask what his room number is. 

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one should be fun for my friends in England, or for any vacation photos that you may have taken when you visited there.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to wash up the dishes and make a couple phone calls.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Who Knew That Floatie Boards Could Be Such Fun!

July 20, 2018

Good morning.  What can I say?  Tis another glorious day here in New England.  It's sunny with temps in the low eighties and a bit of a breeze.  Pogo and I may go out later to do a couple errands.  We'll have to see how the day goes.

To update you on my guys, they both came out of their surgeries okay.  Yesterday, Sean was not feeling so good because the heavy meds were wearing off and he was feeling more of the pain.  Hopefully, this will all get better as the days go by.  Jack Jack came through his surgery okay, and his mom sent me a photo of him in recovery.  I sent her a message this morning asking how he was, so hopefully I'll have an answer soon. 

Pogo had an appointment with his doctor yesterday for a check up and to find out why he is always trying to clear his throat.  Bear with me, I don't remember all the big words but basically there is some inflammation in there and part of it keeps collapsing.  Supposedly it's quite common with these tiny doggies, but I don't have to like it. 

The doctor phoned in a prescription to the lab.  They have to make a special compound for Pogo because he can only take liquid medicine.  This morning I called the lab to make sure they had the prescription and to pay for it so it can be shipped right away.  Would you believe?   $67.00 for two weeks worth of antibiotic.  If it starts to help, he will go on another two weeks of it.

On our way home from the hospital, we stopped at Wendy's and had some lunch.  After that, we headed to daughter Deanne's house.  She had her daughter in law and both grandchildren there and everybody was having a grand time in the pool.  Needless to say, Pogo wanted to try it too.  So here are a few shots of him on Sassy's floatie board.  This is his first time, and he did just awesome!

Now I'll have to buy him his own floatie board to keep at Auntie Dee's house.  This is a great way for him to have fun and stay cool.  As you can see, he had already dipped his hind legs into the water to see how it felt.  Until he gets used to this, I'll keep his harness and leash on to keep him safe. 

This afternoon, I'll call the hospital to check on Sean.  Janet and I did not go to visit him last night because he was not feeling so good.  We're going to go see him this coming Sunday.  He lives in Florida, but he'll be staying here in Massachusetts with friends for the next couple of months while he recuperates. 

Today Pogo and I don't have any special plans.  We'll just go where the day takes us.  I think this works best for us.  Now I think I'll do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.          

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Speedy Get Well Wishes For Sean

July 19, 2018

Good morning.  Today is really nice.  The temps have dropped a bit and the sun is shining.  A super comfy day to be outdoors.  This is good because Pogo and I have to go out.  He has a doctor appointment right after lunch.  Not to worry, it's just a check up.  Got to keep this little guy healthy.

I got a phone call yesterday morning informing me that my stepson Sean had been rushed to the hospital the night before for an emergency surgery on his heart.  Oh my gosh, this is very much like what happened to his father.  I'm glad to say that he came through the surgery and hopefully will be on the mend really soon. 

DIL Janet is going to see about taking me to visit with Sean after work today.  I do not drive in to Boston.  I remember many years ago when I could do it, but then the traffic, all the one way streets and the lack of parking became more than I could deal with, so I just don't drive there anymore.

DIL Janet came by yesterday after work and we got caught up on all our news.  She was away on vacation a couple weeks ago, and then last week she had dentist visits and wasn't feeling so great.  For supper we had Stouffers mac and cheese.  This is her favorite and it's soft and easy to chew.  For dessert we had popsicles.  The mugginess was getting to me, and the coldness of the popsicle felt really good.

Today I have more photos from my garden.  In one patch, there is a collection of different daylilies. 

Pretty maids all in a row.  Here they are separately.

Well, yesterday was another of those days where I was busy all day long, but there isn't a hint of what I was doing to show for it.  I'm pretty good at this.  Although I must say that I did fill up a bag for the trash bin and a bag for the recycle bin. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It's A Great Day For A Birthday Feast

July 18, 2018

Good morning.  We are so blessed with this wonderful weather here in my little part of New England.  Today is another balmy summer day.  Temps will get up into the low eighties with lots of sunshine and just the teeniest bit of a breeze. 

It's a great day for a birthday feast.  I wonder, do they have lobster dinners in Heaven?  Every year on this day I would cook up a lobster feast for my hubby and my brother to celebrate their birthdays.  Happy Birthday Michael and Artie.  I miss you both.

Well, the best laid plans usually fall apart here.  I had something specific I was going to do yesterday, but instead Pogo and I spent some time out in the yard and I took photos of some of the flowers.  After that, I spent time on my laptop cropping photos so that I could share them here. 

Do you remember the post where I showed a photo of one my lilies that was growing taller than the six foot privacy fence?  Well here it is in bloom, followed by a close up photo.  Isn't this pretty?

And here's a couple views of another lily from the garden.  This one is a soft lemon color.  Just gorgeous!

I have more photos, but I'll save them for tomorrow.  Pogo and I don't have any special plans for today.  We'll just take it as it comes.  I do think that we'll spend a little time sitting out on the porch.  I love listening to the birds chirping and singing.  It's such a peaceful sound.  There is quite a nice variety of birds in my yard and they are busy all day long. 

There are a few small critters too, and I think my favorites are the chipmunks.  They are just so cute to watch scurrying about, collecting food.  One of the dwarfs and I keep large bags of peanuts handy for the squirrels and the chipmunks.  The Blue Jays love the peanuts too.  I also buy corn logs for the squirrels.  I like to keep the critters happy.

Yesterday, Deanne sent me a photo of an item in the newspaper.  It was a list of the graduates that finished the year with high honors.  And guess whose name was on the list?  Yup, our Jazzy made the list.  Actually, she carried honors and high honors throughout all her school years.  Just another reason why we are so proud of her. 

My great grandson Jack Jack (only a couple of us call him that) is going into the hospital tomorrow for some surgery.  He was born a preemie with Celiac disease.  Now he's thirteen, and a really nice young man.  He's interested in all things pertaining to the Police and Forensic sciences.  He wants to study something in this field when he finishes high school.  I've ordered a book (geared to kids his age) on Forensics to be sent to him at home.  I'm hoping this will keep him occupied while he is recuperating.  Feel better soon Sweetie.

If you were born in the month of July, your birthstone is the Ruby.  So today I have a quick page for you that features the Ruby.  Enjoy.

Here is your download link:

Now I think Pogo and I are going to head for the bathroom, and he is going to have a bath.  He fits perfectly in the bathroom sink.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

And The Thunder Rolled!

July 17, 2018

Good morning.  Today is another gorgeous day like yesterday, except there's a bit more of a breeze.  My flag is doing the "fandango."  It's probably trying to impress the leaves that are waving at all the cars that go by. 

Yesterday afternoon, we got thunder showers.  Oh boy!  Did we ever!  But then it stopped as quickly as it started.  There's a chance that we could get more of them later today.  That would be nice.  Pogo and I stood out on the porch yesterday and watched the heavy rain fall.  It felt refreshing.

It was a lazy day yesterday.  I had good intentions, but they all went down the drain with the dish water.  Instead, I checked out the new kits at Pink Paradox, and spent a few hours making some new quick pages.

While I was uploading the new kits to MediaFire, I came across an old kit that I thought some of you might like.  So, I downloaded the links to share here.  I made this kit ten years ago, so I hope you can use it.

Here are your download links:

I went looking in my photo archives and found this collage of photos that I had taken six years ago today as part of a photography assignment.  We were taking photos by candlelight, and Jazzy (who was twelve years old then) agreed to be my model.  We used a crystal tulip candle, and sat out on her front porch after dark.  This is such a wonderful memory.

There's not much happening here today.  I have a new stack of magazines and catalogues to go through and bag up for the recycle bin.  I can do this while sitting out on the porch so maybe this can be today's project. 

On that happy note I'll take my leave. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Growing (Food) Pains

July 16, 2018

Good morning.  I'm off to a late start today because I tried sleeping a bit longer.  The night was warm and it made sleeping a bit uncomfortable.  Even Pogo spent the night going from bed to couch to chair and back again.  I don't like to fall asleep with the A/C on because then I'll wake up really sick.  By early morning, we were both super tired and finally fell asleep. 

Today is going to be warm.  It's already eighty degrees, and should be climbing up into the higher eighties.  There is a teeny tiny breeze though, so that helps a bit.  Even though the summer heat is a bit too warm for me, the nice part is being able to keep windows open to let in breezes and fresh air. 

I'm beginning to wonder just how good an idea the greenhouse is.  Yesterday, I picked my ripe tomatoes, all "one" of them.  Mind you, these are cherry tomatoes so they are no bigger than your thumb.  This little tomato that I picked is so very valuable.  I've spent more than $100 dollars to grow this tomato.  There was the greenhouse, special vitamins and growing foods, special soil, large planters, tall columns for the plants to cling to, plus the starter plants. 

So what do you think?  Should I eat this prized tomato?  Should I give it to someone special?  Or maybe should I bronze it to commemorate my successful planting season?  I found this image on the web and just had to have it to share here.  Yup, this is me!

I didn't actually plant the tomatoes to save money, mostly just to enjoy watching them grow.  You know, if I had to live off the food from my own gardens, I'd have starved to death a long time ago.  My green thumb (which I really did have in my younger days) took a wrong turn somewhere along the way and just doesn't work anymore. 

Just so you know, my beautiful peppers (all two of them) are still the same size they were last month.  But now they are turning orange, which they are supposed to do as they ripen.  Tell me, what in the world am I going to do with two beautiful orange peppers that are no bigger around than a quarter?  Maybe I could win a prize for the world's smallest Bell Peppers? 

At least the petunias in the small kiln planter are growing nicely.  As long as I give them a drink of water every other day or so, they do just fine. 

Enough of my gardening skills.  Do any of you collect Precious Moments figurines?  I don't, but I think they are really beautiful.  I found this ad in my mail, and thought I'd share it.  Isn't this just adorable? 

It's lunch time, and Pogo has been giving me hints for the past half hour that he might possibly be wasting away from want of food.  I don't think so Pogo.  You know, last night he ate a plate full of pork lo mein and pork egg foo young for supper.  He even had a little bit more of it for his late night snack.  So believe me, this little fellow isn't going to be wasting away from lack of food any time soon!

Now I think I should try to do a few things around here while I have a bit of energy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Great Day For A Party

July 15, 2018

Good morning.  Tis another really beautiful day here in my little part of New England.  The sun is shining, there's a little breeze and it's eighty degrees.  Just a perfect summer day. 

And yesterday was a beautiful day too.  Just right for Jazzy's graduation party.  The pool was sparkling and the food was delicious.  The yard was filled with lots of family and friends.  There were four generations of my family there.  Was I a happy camper?  You betcha!

Here are photos of just a few of my grandchildren and great grandchildren that were at the party.  In this first photo, Great grandson Carmello finally gave in to naptime.  He had played hard, in and out of the pool, and his tummy was full of food.  He fell asleep sitting up.  Carmello is seventeen months old.

In this photo, grandson Kevin is watching great granddaughter Alima chasing Sassy (the dog).  Kevin will be twenty one next month, and Alima is three years old.
Here, great grandchildren Lilah and Jack have dressed mom (granddaughter Randi) as a movie queen and are taking photos of her.  Lilah is eleven and Jack is thirteen.

They have a "fun photo" booth set up, and here's SIL Eddie posing for the camera.  As you can see, we were all having a grand time.

Even Sassy had a good time at the party.  Here she is enjoying a bit of pool time before the kids take it over.  She even has her own floatie pad.

I had left Pogo at home, with the fan on to keep him cool.  When I got home, it was kisses and hugs time for me.  Even if I'm only gone for twenty minutes to do an errand, Pogo greets me with lots of hugs and Pogo kisses.  When he was done, I cooked him a hamburger for his supper.  You know he licked the plate clean!

Later, while Pogo and I watched TV, I finished crocheting a new tissue dolly.  I'll take photos later.  All in all, this was an enjoyable and memorable day.  Thank you to my daughter Deanne for all the hard work she did putting this party together.  Well done Deanne.  And to my granddaughter Jasmine, may all your dreams for your future come true.  Folks, I am truly blessed.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one brings together some of my favorite things; whimsy, fantasy and nature.  I hope you like it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to see about some lunch for my little guy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.