Sunday, September 30, 2018

Tis Granny Bragging Tme Again!

September 30, 2018

Good afternoon.  Needless to say, I slept in very late this morning.  Then I had to check my emails and download a couple photos that I had on my phone.  Today is sunny with temps in the sixties.  A really nice Fall day.

Well, well, well.  Last night I went to the Paris Cabaret to see their new show, Gypsy.  I loved, loved it!  The acting was great and the music was great.  Am I a super proud Grandma today?  Yup, yup!  Our Jazzy and the rest of the Starliners were superb.  Add that to good food and awesome company, it just doesn't get better than that.

There was one number where Jazzy sat on a  bar stool near the back of the room with the spotlight on her, and she sang "Little Lamb."  She was holding her birthday gifts and singing to the little stuffed lamb that she got from her Mother and her Mother's fiancĂ©.  Folks, that performance had the hairs on our arms standing, and tears coming to our eyes.  Jazzy, your Meema is so very proud of you.

We were not allowed to take photos and videos, but Paris (the owner) did have someone taking photos and there will be a video later that we can purchase.  We're already putting in our orders for the video.  When I get some of the photos, I'll definitely share them here. 

I do have one photo that our friend took of Jazzy after the show last night.  She's wearing one of the dresses from the show.   I've dug out a photo of our Jazzy that was taken during her Little League years.  Wowsie, our little girl has grown up into quite a beautiful young woman. 

My daughter Audrey will be here in eight days.  Woo Hoo!  I haven't seen her since last year and I miss her.  Before she leaves to go back home, we're all going to see Gypsy.  This will be Audrey's first time to watch Jazzy perform, and she's in for a real treat.

Well, now that I've done all my granny bragging, I'll post a new quick page for you.  As you can see, the colors of Fall are beautiful.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to read some blogs and find some fun mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.  I'll see you in October.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 28, 2018

It's Beginning To Feel Like Autumn

September 28, 2018

Good morning.  Tis gray and wet here with temps in the fifties.  That huge puddle in my yard isn't getting a chance to soak into the ground.  Ah well, I guess that's why we have boots and canoes.  This morning I watched for an hour for the mail carrier then I gave up.  I'd rather post my blog that wait all day for the mail.

There's not much new happening here.  I did go through my yarn and found a really pretty lemony yellow for the next dolly dress.  I haven't decided yet what color to use with it.  Pretty soon I'll have to pick something because I'm almost ready to do the ruffle on the dress. 

Deanne sent me a text yesterday afternoon saying that Jazzy's picture was in the newspaper again.  So I had Joe pick me up a copy of the newspaper on his way home from work last evening.  This is the promotional photo showing the cast of "Gypsy."

Jazzy is the girl in the back with her arms up in the air.  I'm sorry that I could not crop the photo any better, but Photoshop doesn't work very well in this old PC.  We are going to the opening of Gypsy tomorrow night and I'll try to get some nice photos.  Videos too, if I can.

There was a wonderful preview video clip of the show on Facebook yesterday, but I haven't figured out how to copy it to post it here.  You can see it though on my Facebook page.  (Franny Loud)

Town Hall just called me to remind me to come in and sign for my veterans' discount on my taxes.  It's only a few dollars, but every dollar counts.  (My hubby was the veteran)  Tis raining today so I think I'll go to Town Hall on Monday, and Pogo and I can do some errands while we're out. 

Well, that's it for today.  Now I'm off to see what sort of mischief I can get into today.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Having Blood Drawn Is Getting To Be Quite Messy

September 27, 2018

Good afternoon.  This morning I decided to wait in the living room for the mail truck to get here.  I don't know who the new mail person is or what their schedule is like because I haven't been able to catch up with them all week.  Needless to say, this took up all of my morning.  Finally, a substitute carrier showed up so I still don't know who my regular mail carrier is. 

Most everything I had planned to do everyday this week has not been accomplished.  Today I will try to sort through some of my yarn stash.  If I get it done, good.  If not, so be it.  While I'm sorting through the yarn, I will be looking for a pretty yellow and a variegated yarn to go with it for a new dolly outfit. 

I got an email today from the company where I purchased yesterday's new doll bodies.  It seems I overpaid on the shipping so they are sending me an extra doll body.  Well, this is good news.  Remember what I said not too long ago, "when it rains it pours?"  Yup, now it's going to be raining dollies.  Ah well, better to have the rain than no rain at all.

When I used to work taking care of the Mrs, I was always appalled at what a mess her hands and arms were after having blood work done.  Well now it's my turn to end up with a mess on my arm.  I had blood drawn on Tuesday.  When I got home and removed the bandage, wowsie!  What a mess!  I took a photo, then another on day 2 and another this morning (Day 3)..  I have never had this happen before. 

These photos show where the blood was drawn from, in the inside crease of my elbow.  (don't be peeking at the wrinkles!)

Day one
Day Two
 Day Three

On Day one, it almost looks like a thin tube has been inserted and left there.  It felt like it too.  On Day two, it was starting to get darker and looking like blood was pooling up.  Day three, the part that looks and feels like a thin tube is still there.  This is wicked strange!  Next time I have to have blood drawn, I'll be demanding a different technician do it. 

That's about all the news for today.  It's getting late and I really want to get a few things done around here.  Later, I'll take a photo of my newest blog book to share.  For now, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

My Favorite Craft Supplies Are Becoming Rare

September 26, 2018

Good morning (for another fifteen minutes).  I started out waiting for our new mail person so I could give her/him some outgoing mail.  Yesterday, the mail was delivered between 9:30 and 10 a.m.   Well, today that did not happen.  I gave up waiting around 11 a.m. 

Next, I went online to search for more doll bodies for my crochet projects.  They are becoming rare, and when you do find them they are expensive.  Eventually, I found some and in the process of trying to purchase them, Internet Explorer decided to throw a tantrum.  It messed up my order and shut down my PC. 

After several attempts to get back online, I finally found the doll bodies again and placed another order.  I checked to make sure my order went through and in stead of buying five doll bodies, it looks as if I may have bought eleven of them.  Some days I just can't win.  If eleven of them show up here, I'll at least have them on hand in case I ever need them.

I just took a walk out to the main entrance of the house and checked the mail bin. Yup, the mail was there.  So it must have come while I was here looking for doll bodies on my PC.   And, surprise, surprise! My newest blog book came today and I can't wait to look at it.  I glanced quickly through it and it looks awesome.  This company, Blog2Print (Shared Books), does an excellent job. The books just keep getting better and better.

In looking through some of my old photos the other day, I came across this photo of my old house.  The size of the house gives you an idea of some of the stuff that we had to cram into this little apartment.  No wonder my little space is cluttered.  Over the years, I didn't bother with it, but now it's just got to go.  A little bit each day. 

The sun was shining in this photo, so it makes the back of the house look a different color but the whole first floor was green and the top was white.  You can even see the ugly iron posts that I bought and had installed along the whole side of the house to protect it from trucks and cars.  The little side road led to the back of a popular bar and restaurant. 

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one embraces the new season, Autumn.  I hope you like it. 

Here is your download link:

It's almost twelve thirty now so I need to go to the kitchen and see about our lunch.  Plus I need to figure what's for supper tonight.  DIL Janet will be coming by later after work.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Go Red Sox!

September 25, 2018

Good afternoon.  Tis a little after 2:30, and I'm finally having a chance to sit down to post here.  This morning the temps were in the forties, so I stayed beneath the covers as long as I could.  Finally though, I had to get up and make Pogo some breakfast and see if he wanted to go out for a bit.  Then I had to get ready for a routine doctor visit. 

Today I had a breathing test and some blood work done.  On my way out, I asked for a copy of the notes from my last appointment.  When I got home, I read them over and was not happy with them.  It seems that the good doctor discussed lots of things with me, but I don't remember any of it really happening.  Hmmm, maybe he just thought he did, or maybe it looks good for his records.  Either way, we shall discuss it on my next appointment. 

My grandson Bobby received four tickets (great seats!) to last night's Red Sox baseball game.  He, his wife Amber, and Mom & Dad (Dee and Eddie) had a great time watching the Red Sox set another record, (106 wins) while Kevin babysat the little ones.  (Aurora & Xander)  It was quite cold, but the game was exciting.  Eddie & Dee in the front, Amber & Bobby in the middle.

This was their view.  Awesome!

At bat, #28 JZD Martinez.  On deck, #2 Xander Bogaerts.

I had another photo to share, but the PC is acting up so I think I'll call it day right here.  This old PC is just a bit ornery today.  Hopefully, it will behave better tomorrow.  So, till then,  Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sometimes, A Little Patience Is Called For

September 24, 2018

Good morning.  I'm really late getting started today, but I've been watching for the new mail delivery person to show up.  I can't see the front door from the room my desktop PC is in.  I've been looking on line for a wireless camera to put outside my door.  I want one that has a monitor that can be put on the wall indoors.  So far, I'm not finding anything in my price range.

Today is a Fall day, cool temps, gray sky, tiny breeze.  Not a good day for sitting out.  However, I have lots to keep me busy indoors.  I cleaned out a cluttery space and vacuumed, and I put all the stuff that was cluttering that space onto my sofa.  Now I have to go through all that stuff and hopefully get rid of most of it. 

Yesterday afternoon I spent time on this old PC trying to make some quick pages.  I did manage to make two of them, but it took quite a while.  A lot of my keyboard keys are cranky with a mind of their own.  Lots of times, the space bar does not work so I end up with lots of words all attached to each other.  Some keys don't print when you touch them.  I have to go back and touch them again.  Actually, it's probably a good match for me.  I can be ornery too.

The headline on today's newspaper (Patriot Ledger) reads:  "Disability advocates: Red Line shuttles are insufficient."  Shuttle buses have replaced service in a certain area through October 21 to allow for work at two of their stations.

The complaint is that some one (or more) was refused service by one of the shuttle buses because it couldn't accommodate her.  Instead she had to phone for an accessible van to come pick her up.  The MBTA buses can carry two wheelchairs at once, while the contracted buses may or may not be able to handle one wheelchair.  Another person complains that if there is more than one wheelchair or a baby stroller, it takes forever.

The MBTA has even been successfully sued by several people with disabilities, demanding accessibility improvements across the system.  Folks, this is all well and good, and I sympathize with anyone with a disability (I also have disabilities) but there are many companies that run accessible vans specifically for folks with wheelchairs and other disabilities.  Regular commuters cannot use these vans.  Further more, this is only a temporary situation.  The trains will be up and running in just a few weeks.

Myself, I would think these vans would be the best and most comfortable way of travel for folks with wheel chairs and walkers.  They pick you up and take you right to your destination.  I take my walker with me lots of times.  But, first I have to take it out of the trunk, unfold it and put my basket on it before I can use it. 

When I leave for home, I do it all in reverse.  When I get home, I park near my porch steps so I can hold on the railing going up to my porch.  When I can no longer drive, I will call an accessible van.  (even though the bus stops right in front of my yard)

This is not a rant.  It's just my thoughts on this whole situation.  I am all for making life easier and more comfortable for anyone with disabilities, but in a temporary situation like this I'm wondering why so many are making such a fuss, considering there is a much better alternative available.

There was another article that caught my eye, but I'll save it for another day.  I'm having to stop and re-type two and three times (sometimes more) with every sentence that I type.  This keyboard is doing me in!

One of my favorite magazines is the Reader's Digest.  In one section of this latest issue there was a wonderful little story.  I copied it so that I could share it here.  I have to agree that this was (and is) awesome advice.  If you need help, ask for it.  Even the grumpiest teachers want you to succeed.  Have a little patience with yourself.  Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Of course, there is also a lot of humor sprinkled throughout the magazine.  Here's one little tidbit that I thought I'd share.

This weekend I'm going to the Paris Cabaret with Deanne and a friend.  That is the opening night of the musical Gypsy.  Our Jazzy will be playing Louise (Gypsy).   This week is going to fly by because I'm really excited about going.  I'll be going again when Audrey comes up for a week.  (from Virginia.  She's never seen one of Jazzy's performances, so this will be a special treat.

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading and watch for the mail person.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

p.s.  Thank you Angelica for way to make Fried Green Tomatoes.  That's exactly what I had in mind for my little crop of green tomatoes.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Re-Learning How To Use My Old Desktop Computer

September 23, 2018

Good morning.  Yeesh!  At nine o'clock this morning it was forty eight degrees here.  Now that's a bit much of a drop for me.  Seems we're going from Summer to "turn the heat on" a little too quickly.  Temps are now up to fifty five degrees, and it looks like we'll make it into the mid sixties later today.

If you find a lot of spelling mistakes in this post, bear with me.  My laptop is in the shop and I'm using my old backup desktop.  This keyboard is nothing like the one on my laptop.  Sadly I probably won't be able to get my laptop back from the shop for at least a week to week and a half.  The fan in it died and it will take a while to order a new part.

I suppose it would be easier to just buy a new laptop, but I like my old one just fine.  It has Windows seven.  I'm just not ready to learn a newer version.  Thank goodness I put most all my files on an exterior drive the other day.  That's the only way I'm able to post here. 

So far, the only problems I foresee with this desktop is my Photoshop program.  It's an older version and there are a lot of things it won't let me do.  I'm just hoping that it will let me make quick pages.  My QP folder is beginning to empty out.  I need to fill it up again. 

I have a photo of my tomato crop.  It doesn't look like much, but the plant is loaded with lots of little green tomatoes and more flowers.  Let's hope I get one nice harvest before the cold sets in.

I haven't been doing much with my tissue dollies lately, but yesterday I did manage to get one of the new ones dressed and photographed.  Gosh, this one is a beauty!  This is the Crushed Berries with Pink.

Joe is outside painting the front steps and porch to the main entrance.  The first coat is on so now we just have to wait for it to dry to give it another coat of paint.  I bought a pouch of some sort of grit that you put in the paint to make it non-skid.

This morning, Pogo and I are going visiting to see my cousin Ellen.  We were going to go yesterday, but she said that today would be a better day.  I understand about good days and not so good days.  Today, one of her daughters will be there, so that will make for a really nice visit.

I have anew quick page for you.  This one is full of fun and whimsy.  Have some fun with it. 

Here is your download link:

Now I'm going to read a few blogs before it's time for us to go visiting.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 21, 2018

A Lesson Learned

September 21, 2018

Good morning.  Tis a lovely day with temps in the sixties and lots of sunshine.  It definitely feels like Fall is setting in.   If it stays like this, it will be gorgeous!

Wow, yesterday was certainly a busy day.  When I finished posting my blog, I started right in moving things around to make room for the fridge delivery guys.  Thank goodness I did because they came about an hour later.  Wow, talk about being early!  But I was ready so all is well. 

The old new fridge went out and the new new fridge came in.  A few days ago, I ordered some shelf liners for inside the fridge.  They arrived a couple days ago but I saved them for the new replacement fridge.  They will make it easier for me to clean up any spills inside the fridge. 

Sad to say the other new fridge (in the house) is also making icicles.  So I guess I'm going to have to call now to have the serviceman come out and check that one.  First I'll check it myself again to make sure the icicles come back after being wiped off. 

This weekend I'm hoping to get the work on the fronts steps done.  We have a little bit more cement repair to do, then they can be painted.  In a couple more weeks, the burner service guy will be here to clean out the furnace.  I don't turn on the heat until after the furnace has been cleaned.  Not that I'm planning on turning on the heat any time soon. (I hope!)

Today I'd like to share a funny story that my friend Rhoda sent to me.  Thanks Rho, I enjoyed it!


A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.  Four worms were placed into four separate jars.  The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.  The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.  The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.  The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol ......Dead.

The second worm in cigarette smoke ...Dead.
The third worm in chocolate syrup ...Dead.

The fourth worm in good clean soil ...Alive. 

So the Minister asked the congregation, "What did you learn from this demonstration?"

Maxine was sitting in the back and quickly raised her hand and said....."As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!"

That pretty much ended the service!

This is International Disturbed People's Day.  Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend just as I have done.

"Hang in there Sunshine. You're special."

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Another Busy Day Ahead

September 20, 2018

Good morning.  Today is a bit cloudy, and temps will stay in the low sixties.  Alas, I do believe we are seeing the end of the summer temps.  In two more days we'll begin a brand new season.  Even though this summer has been way too hot to be outside a lot (for me), I'm sure going to miss it. 

Autumn is a beautiful season.  The colors and temps are just wonderful.  However, it leads us right into the cold temps of winter.  That's the part I'm not so crazy about.  Winter seems to be the longest season of the year. 

Well, yesterday was a really busy day here.  I slept fitfully the night before.  I finally fell into a nice sleep around 6:15 a.m. and slept until 9:30 a.m.  By the time I had made a cup of coffee, Deanne was already on her way here to go grocery shopping with me.  So I took one sip of my coffee and started getting dressed. 

I get around slowly nowadays, so it took a couple hours to do the grocery shopping.  When we got home, Deanne carried it all into the house for me.  Now that was definitely a blessing.  Carrying the bundles into the house takes me a while because of my breathing.  

While we were at Walmart, I stopped by the Pharmacy and got my super dooper flu shot.  It's that time of year folks.  If you haven't got your flu shot yet, do so before the flu find it's way into your neighborhood. 

DIL Janet came by after work yesterday and we had a really nice visit.  We had Pot Roast for supper, then we spent the evening crocheting, chatting and watching TV.  Janet has just started on her Christmas crochet projects.  I'm hoping she is able to get them all finished in time.

Today I have a lot to do.  The new fridge is being brought in this afternoon, so I have a lot of things to move out of the way of the workmen.  When I finish this post, I'll start on that.  Once it is done, I'll be able to sit down and do a bit of blog reading.  Maybe.  It depends on what time the fridge gets here.

I borrowed a couple things from the web to share here.  This first image is for those of you who have kitty cats for pets. 

This next image is nothing personal against blondes.  (I used to have blonde hair in my younger days)  I just thought it might give you a giggle to start your day.

Now for today's quick page.  This one celebrates the end of one season and the beginning of another one.  I hope you like it.

Here is your download link:

Now it's time for me to get busy here and start moving things around.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sorry, No Post Today

September 19, 2018

Sorry, no post today.  It's been a busy day and I'm not quite done yet.  But I'll be here tomorrow with a new quick page too.  Be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It's Time To Get Out The Canoe

September 18, 2018

Good morning.  My goodness, but it is wet here!  First, I woke up to rain.  Then a while later I got a flash flood warning on my phone.  A few minutes later the skies opened up and boy oh boy did it rain!  The heavy downpour has diminished now to a steady rain. 

Oops, I spoke too soon!  It is downpouring again.  Ah well, we've been needing a bit of rain to help fill our reservoirs and ponds.  And it's an excellent day to do indoor chores. 

Yesterday my grandson Kevin was on his way home from (electricians) school and another car hit his, pushing him to the side of the road.  The car had to be towed, but Kevin appears to be just fine (physically).  Thank you Lord.  A car can be fixed or replaced, but my grandson is priceless.

For some good news, over the weekend, SIL Eddie and a few other members of IBEW Local 103 were busy volunteering at a local Teen Challenge Project.  Awesome work guys!  Here's a photo that Deanne sent me.  That's Eddie on the left.

How about more good news.  A friend of Audrey's is expecting a new baby and has just finished decorating the baby's room with panda bears.  So Audrey has made her a blanket with baby animals all over it.  Audrey, this is beautiful.  Your friend is going to love this blanket.

Oh my goodness, the downpour has started up again and the thunder is roaring up above.  Pogo is busy barking, at what?  He hasn't yet figured out who, or what, is making all that wicked noise, but he's by the door keeping watch.  We go out on the porch to watch these storms, so unless the noise is exceptionally loud (like a huge lightning crack) Pogo is not scared.

My yard is beginning to look like one very big puddle, and the thunder keeps on rolling up yonder, so I think I should shut down my laptop and get out the canoe.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 17, 2018

I Am Very Blessed

September 17, 2018

Good morning.  Tis another gorgeous day here in New England.  Tis sunny with a breeze and temps around seventy degrees.  This afternoon will reach up to eighty degrees.  Can't ask for better weather than this. 

Today I have photos to share that Deanne sent to me.  For his birthday, (14 next month) my great grandson Jack Jack wanted to ride in an awesome sports car.  So Deanne and Eddie took him to ride in the McLaren.  Goodness, what a gorgeous car.  Jack Jack had a fabulous time and wants to go back next year.   Here's the photo with Jack Jack with the McLaren.

And here's the photo of Deanne with the McLaren.

I'm not sure where this car place is, but you can look it up on  They offer great buys on all sorts of things.  Someone else I know recently bought a refurbished Samsung laptop from and she loves her laptop.  I haven't looked into this program, but you can find it on Google.

There's even more good news in our family.   Grandson John (Mac and Audrey's son) has re-enlisted (2nd time) in the Navy.  He's a third generation sailor.  Congratulations John, and thank you for your service.  We're all very proud of you.

With old houses, things tend to keep happening that need repair.  Lately it's been the steps and porch to the main front door of the house.  The bricks and cement are beginning to crumble.  Joe has been fixing them, and this week we'll go to Home Depot and pick up some new paint.  Then Joe will give the whole area a fresh coat of paint. 

Lately, I've been working an afghan using the Medium Grey, Dark Grey and Tunnel Vision yarns.  It's really quite nice looking.  I switch working between this and the pink afghan.  At least until I find the right color of orange yarn that I'm looking for. 

My bedroom is starting to look like a craft store, so today I think I'll start clearing it out a bit.  This should keep me busy most of the week.  (I work slowly these days.)  Sometime this week, I'll need to do a bit of grocery shopping too.  There are a few things that I forgot to pick up last time. 

The mail just came and in it was a package from Amazon.  Because the company that supplies the oxygen concentrators does not ever come out to do maintenance on the machines, I have to order new cannulas on line.  Thank goodness for Amazon.  They seem to have just about everything I need. 

Well, that's my news for today.  Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before I start in on my chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


September 16, 2018

Good morning.  What a beautiful day it is here today in New England.  Blue skies, lots of sunshine, a teeny tiny breeze and temps at seventy degrees working towards eighty.  Simply perfect.  And tomorrow is supposed to be another gift like today. 

Friday, I mentioned that I had purchased a mobile Power Station.  I should have also mentioned that we also have a generator in the shed that we bring out in case of power outages.  It will keep the refrigerators, the freezer, the microwaves and a few lamps burning while the power is out.  It is run by gasoline. 

The mobile Power Station is mostly for my oxygen equipment and other small devices.  (and my TV) However, for those of you who go camping, picnicking, tailgating, etc, this power station is just the thing to have along.  I've been wanting an electrical outlet on my porch.  Now I don't need it.  This power station will take care of all my electrical needs while I'm out on the porch. 

I checked on Google to see what the future path of Florence will be, and I downloaded one of the images.  It shows just how huge this wicked storm is.  Instead of just fizzling out, Florence is tracking all the way up the northeast portion of this country, and even parts of Canada, before heading back to sea.  (the red arrow points just south of Boston)

Here is a cropped section of the image to show where I am. 

Granted, we will most likely only get some rain and light wind, but other parts of the country are under water from the excess rainfall, and in some places it is still raining.  These photos were taken two days ago in Chocowinity, N.C. (borrowed from the web)  As you can see, the flooding is horrendous.

As of early this morning, this storm has already killed nine or ten people.  Sad to say, I'm sure we've lost quite a few pets too.  Even with all the urging, some folks still evacuated and left their pets behind.  This really hurts my heart.  While you are praying for everyone's safety, please say a prayer for the animals too. 


Today I have another whimsical quick page for you.  I hope you can use it.  Enjoy.

Here is your download link:

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 14, 2018

It's Pouring Everywhere!

September 14, 2018

Good morning.  Today started off a bit cloudy, but now the sun is peeking through the clouds.  Temps will be in the seventies today.  Just a simply gorgeous day!  Here.  Not so in other areas. 

Yesterday, there was a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.  At least ten people were injured, and one was killed.  Fires ignited in at least thirty nine homes, forcing many neighborhoods to evacuate.   Electric power and gas has been shut off to prevent further damage.

There are tropical storms in the Gulf of Mexico threatening to dump lots of rain from Florida to Texas.  Many of these areas are already water logged and really can't handle much more rainfall.  Hurricane Florence made landfall and is creating havoc everywhere in her path.

Last week, one of the daily specials on the Home Shopping Network was an EcoFlow Tech 500W River mobile Power Station.  It is a small, yet powerful, generator that can keep your devices, small appliances, TV's, lamps, etc. powered.   The battery life is one hundred hours.  (depending on how many and what kind of items are being powered.)

When the presenters mentioned that this would be an ideal investment for folks using a C-Pap machine, it dawned on me that it would be great for those of us who depend on oxygen too.  I have a regular oxygen concentrator and a smaller portable concentrator, and they both need electric power.  This Power Station was expensive, but I felt that it would be one of my best investments.  Being the daily special, I saved two hundred dollars off the retail price. 

In the photo above, I've circled the two power stations to show the size.  Also on display are some of the items that are plugged into the host's power station.  There's also a padded carry case for the power station.  (I've put a yellow arrow pointing to it.)  If anyone is interested in more information about this item, you can look it up on  The item number is 630-693.  (mine arrived yesterday)

Today I'm waiting for the Sears repair serviceman to come to check the freezer compartment on my new fridge.  There is a leak in the rubber sealer strip around the inside of the freezer door and it is making little icicles form along the top of the inside of the freezer and along the inside of the door.  I'm hoping he will fix the problem while he is here. 

I just talked with my daughter Audrey (she lives in Suffolk, VA).  They are getting wind and rain there, and there is a tornado headed her way.  I'm praying everyone stays safe.  They're not able to have basements and storm shelters in her area.

You know the old saying "when it rains, it pours!"  Well, it's pouring now.  All over the place.  On that note, I'm going to sign off now and do a bit of blog reading while I wait for the repairman.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tragedy Seems To Be Lurking Everywhere

September 13, 2018

Good morning.  Tis cloudy here with temps in the upper sixties.  And oh yes, it's raining off and on.  Not very heavy though.  Good news though, tomorrow should be bringing us the sunshine and warmer temps. 

I've had no news yet about DIL Janet's nephew, but I did get a call from Deanne that her best friend was just diagnosed with cancer.  My heart goes out to this woman.  She's had one tragedy after another these past couple of months.  Gosh, when does it end?   My prayers go out to you folks.  Just let me know what I can do to help.

It's quiet here at my house.  I've been following the hurricane news on the Weather Channel.  The flood threat alone is catastrophic.  They've been showing models of what the storm surge means and how much water it can bring.  I took these two photos of the TV screen.  The first photo is at about six feet, and the second photo is at nine feet.

Along with the devastation from this hurricane, they are also forecasting possible tornadoes in this region.  Twenty to thirty inches of rainfall is possible for much of this area, with some places maybe getting as much as forty inches of rain. 

Yesterday afternoon, it looked as though Florence was making a West/Southwest turn.  This morning it looks like it is turning again to North/Northeast (inland).  Already the electric power companies are forecasting that one to two and a half million people might be without power for weeks.  It looks like this storm is about to break a lot of records.

On a lighter note, let me share a couple of photos that I took of Pogo with his new toy.  Pogo does not play with toys.  He never had them before, and I have not been able to teach him how to play with them.  He will play with them as long as someone else is playing, but as soon as we stop playing, Pogo stops too. 

While we were shopping the other day, he showed an interest in this toy, so we bought it.  He doesn't actually play with it, but he has been sharing his chair with it.

Can you tell that I love watching Pogo sleep?  It makes my heart happy to see him sleep and not have bad dreams.  He hardly ever has them anymore.  I especially love seeing him cuddle with one of his toys.  Let's face it, I just love watching him!

Now I think I'll go read a few blogs before I start looking for some mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mr. Ducky, You Got My Number!

September 12, 2018

Good morning.  We're having another grayish, slightly wet day here in New England.  We did get a little rain between yesterday and last night.  Not a lot, though.  Just enough to make lots of small puddles.  Today's temps should be around seventy degrees.  Nice. 

I've been watching the Weather Channel this morning, and the various interviews with local government persons in North and South Carolina.  I have to say that the questions being asked by the news reporters seemed a bit stupid to me.  There were questions like "How much damage do you think the storm will cause?"  "How much money does FEMA have?"  (Both questions have been answered repeatedly in the news.)

Not one of the reporters asked "Where are the shelters set up?"  "Have they all been set up to accept family pets?"  "Has everyone in the mandatory evacuation areas left?"  "Are volunteers needed, and who do they call?"  "What can we do?"

As I watch the various Weather Channel personnel who are posted along the coastline in the Carolinas, I'm still seeing a lot of boats in the water.  I'm wondering why they haven't been moved out of there yet.  I know, stupid question. 

I'm really worried about all the helpless animals.  Where do they go for safety?  Do folks make provisions for all their farm animals?  What about all the homeless animals?  I pray they all find a way to safety.

Yesterday I spent time working on, and ordering, my newest Blog Book.  This book is number twenty six.  Some years I've been a bit chatty, (and posted lots of photos) and I've had to break the year up into three volumes instead of two.  Thank goodness for the coupon, it saved me a lot of money.  Here's a picture of the covers on my newest book.

I was busy most all day, but I'm hard pressed to think of what else I actually accomplished.  I guess this is one of my special talents.  Being busy all day with nothing to show for it.  I found this adorable cartoon on the web and borrowed it to share here.  Yup, this duck certainly has my number!

I just got a text from DIL Janet.  She won't be coming by tonight because one of her nephews has been rushed to the hospital with a collapsed lung.  Oh my gosh, I think this young fellow is in his late teens, so what in the world could have caused this?  Janet, I'll be praying for Sam's recovery.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one is just fun and whimsical, and probably great for photos of your children and grandchildren.  Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading, and then I'll be looking for some new mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Hurricane News Is Scary

September 11, 2018

Good morning.  Tis another lovely grayish day here in New England.  We had rain yesterday afternoon and last night, and we'll most likely have more today.  Temps today should get nice and warm.  This is good because it has been rather chilly here lately.

I'm watching the Weather Channel to keep an eye on the hurricane news.  None of it is looking very good.  Many of the areas in the path of Hurricane Florence are already water logged and can't really handle any more water.  Unfortunately, one to two more feet of rain is expected in these areas along with devastating winds.

I'm praying for everyone in the path of any of the storms that are currently being active.  Folks, while you are preparing for the hurricanes, please don't forget all your animals.  Make sure they are safe, and take them with you when you evacuate.  Make sure your farm animals are on high enough ground to be safe from flooding.  May God keep you all safe.

Today I have a few things to do around the house.  Then I'm going to be working on my new blog book.  This is my priority project because my coupon runs out tomorrow.  I always try to use coupons when I'm having my blog books printed. 

While Pogo and I were shopping this past Sunday, I found a really cute little sign that I will be hanging on my wall.  It fits me perfectly.

I do have some important calls to make, so I'm off to do that now.  There are too many things scheduled for this Friday and some of them have to be changed.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Keeping An Eye on Hurricane Florence

September 10, 2018

Good morning.  Today is cool and gray.  We're supposed to be getting rain today.  No problem, Pogo and I went out yesterday and did a bit of shopping.  We picked up some bird food and bird treats, got a few things for the house, and we even got a few things to put away for Christmas. 

In fact, Pogo finished just about all of his holiday shopping.  While we were at the register paying for my purchases, Pogo was charming everyone who was behind me in line.  He has a way with folks, and everyone at that store loves him, customers and staff alike.

This is the beginning of a new year on the Jewish calendar.  So, to all my Jewish friends and family, L'Shanah Tovah!  I'm wishing you much happiness and good health.

I've been monitoring Hurricane Florence and I don't like her at all.  This storm looks extremely menacing to a very large area.  To my family and friends in that area (and everyone else) please be careful and stay safe.  There are four more hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic.  Ouch!

Lately, I've thought about my daughter Kerri quite a lot.  Not sure why, but maybe it's because of recent contact with her children and grandchildren.  Recently, while I going through some of my old photos, I came across one of my favorite photos of Kerri.  Within a few days, that same photo showed up on Facebook.  Coincidence?  I don't know, but I'm going to post her photo here.  Kerri was a beautiful young woman and I miss her. 

  Kerri Anne   January 6, 1961 - February 19, 2005
Last night, I crocheted for a while, and finished the dolly outfit.  Today, I'll get these last two dollies dressed and take photos.  I have to say, the Crushed Berries with Pink outfit is really beautiful.   Maybe I can start on the orange outfit tonight. 
I found an item on the web about a very useful item that all pet owners should carry with them.  One never knows when tragedy will strike, and we need to know that our beloved fur babies will be taken care of.  I'm not sure where you can buy this item, but I'm sure it can be found on Google or Amazon.
I have a couple of important phone calls to make this morning, but before I go, let me share this bit of fun that I found on the web.

Oh my, that silly man!  Now I'm off to make my calls.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.