Wednesday, April 29, 2020

I Think The Spring Temps Are Coming Here!

April 29, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining and it's 53F degrees.  Every day this week, temps are supposed to get just a bit higher.  Woo Hoo!  Does this mean that the warmer temps are on the way here?  Gosh, I hope so.

Yesterday I took some photos of Pogo with his new blanket.  I just love this first photo.

Later, while I was doing something on my laptop, I heard rythmic snoring and took this photo of my little guy.  He was deep into dreamland.

Shortly after that, my new yarn order arrived.  Oh how pretty!  I'll take a photo to share here.  This yarn will take care of a couple more of my Christmas projects.  This is going to be another busy crochet year.

Deanne and Eddie picked up a few things at the market for me yesterday and brought them by.  Yum, yum.  Roast beef and low salt ham, and Lean Hot Pockets with Chicken, Broccoli and Cheddar.  Let me tell you, Pogo likes these hot pockets too!  There was no way he was going to let me eat one of them in peace without sharing it with him, which of course I did.

The kids also brought me a bag containing a gift from my grandson Kevin.   A while ago, when I asked the kids to be on the lookout for toilet paper for me, I told them that I did not like the ultra soft kind.  I only like the ultra strong kind.

Kevin was at the store a couple days ago, and bought me a gift.  It was a package of Ultra Strong toilet paper, and he signed it "Love, Kevin."

Is it any wonder why this young man is so special to me?  I am so blessed with an awesome family.

The kids also brought me a couple decorations to put in my garden, and a box of yellow peeps.  Yum!  Did you know that five peeps is only one serving and only has 140 calories and no sodium?  Of course, there is 30g of sugar.  But f I don't have much sugar already, then I can eat all five of them.  And I did!

I called the Post Office and they said that it's okay to mail both afghans, one to Florida and one to Sweden.  So later today, I'll package them both up and get them ready for mailing.  I was told that the mail is going through fine, it just takes a bit longer for packages to arrive at their destinations.

Now I'm off to go out and get the mail.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


April 28, 2020

Good morning.  Today we celebrate two birthdays.  Sassy's birthday was yesterday, and Pogo's birthday is today.  They are fourteen years old.  We're wishing a beautiful day for both of them.  They've given us so many priceless years of love and joy.  Happy Birthday Pogo and Sassy.  (Sassy is Deanne's little Chihuahua)

My little guy's birthday present arrived yesterday afternoon, but we did not open it until this morning.  As you know, he just loves fluffy blankets.  So I ordered him a luxuriously fuzzy hunter green throw blanket.

Does he love it?  You betcha he does!  Sometime today, I'll have to get it from him long enough to wash it.  The instructions that came with it say to wash it before using it.  I'll give my fuzzy jacket back to him while his fuzzy green blanket is being washed.

 Yesterday, I boxed up the Sandstone poncho and a gift for a friend who could use a bit of cheering.  Deanne and Eddie will be by this morning to take them to the Post Office.  Next, I have the two afghans to mail.  One to Florida and one to Sweden.

Last evening, while binge watching NYPD Blue, I started another Christmas project.  My new yarn order should be coming soon and I'm trying to get a few of the smaller projects done while I'm waiting for it.

Today I have some blog reading to catch up on.  Before I go, let me share a photo of my Pogo.  This was taken while we were in Florida.  His Auntie Audrey would lay a towel on the floor of the patio room and Pogo would soak up the warm sunshine.

Now I'm off to get started on this brand new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Bills, Bills, Bills! Life Would Be So Dull Without Them!

April 27, 2020

Good afternoon.  I was up early this morning, but I've been rather busy on the phone.  It seems that one of the bills that I sent out in the mail back in February never reached its destination.  The creditor is being quite nasty and adding lots of late charges and interest fees even though I had already sent them a letter disputing the charges because I had already paid the bill.

I contacted my bank today and the check never cleared the bank, so I guess it is still floating along somewhere out in Postal land.  The bank has put a five year stop payment on the check.  I plan now to write another letter explaining this and including a new check for the amount of the lost payment only.  Then I shall cut up that card.

I also checked online to see when Social Security recipients will be getting their stimulus checks.  It said that those checks should be out by April 29th.  I guess this is good news to lots of folks who might have been wondering about it.

Today I won't be very gabby.  This morning sort of wore me out.  But I would like to share a very interesting image that I borrowed from the web.  I think the message is quite powerful.  Hopefully, Earth's human habitants are listening.

Some states are beginning to open up a lot of things.  If you live in one of these states, just be careful not to rush back quickly, and continue your safety measures of distancing, masks, and clean hands.  I want you all to stay safe.

Now I'm going to see what's for lunch for Pogo and me.  Then I'll get started on the rest of this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Pop Goes The Weasel

April 26, 2020

Good afternoon.  It's cloudy outside, and a great day to stay in bed and just watch TV or nap.  Pogo got up long enough to eat his breakfast and now he's back to sleeping.  I don't think he realizes that his birthday is Tuesday, or he'd be busy snooping around trying to find his present.

I have another cute photo of him sleeping.  What can I say?  He's so darn cute when he's curled up in a blanket or my fuzzy sitting jacket.  This is my fuzzy jacket that he seems to have taken over.  I like to wear it when I'm sitting up late at night crocheting.  

Yesterday, Deanne did some grocery shopping for me.  She also went to the bank for me, even though there's usually a long line there, and she mailed a couple packages for me.  I didn't have the poncho package ready so that will have to go out this week.  I'm thinking I should also try mailing off the poncho that is going to my grandson in Florida.  I think I'll call the Post Office (or ask the mailman) if this is a good idea or if I should wait a bit longer.

A while ago, I had asked one of the dwarfs if he would pick me up some toilet paper if he ever saw any at his supermarket (Shaw's) when he was shopping.  This morning, he brought me a package of four rolls of Northern Quilted Extra Plush TP from Shaw's.  It cost ten dollars for the pack.

I just went on Google and looked this item up.  It costs $12.48 at Walmart for a package of 12 Mega Rolls.  How does this stack up with Shaw's price of $10 for only four rolls?  Maybe I'm wrong, but I call this price gouging.  I just took this screenshot from the Walmart website.

I'm all stocked up on TP again now for a while, (Deanne had bought me some at Walmart) but you can rest assured that I won't be shopping ever again at Shaw's Market.  Before Walmart became a superstore selling groceries, I used to shop at Shaw's all the time.  Thank goodness I don't have to anymore.  

On to a fun note, Deanne had brought me two packages of  Peeps yesterday.  Green Peeps and Blue Peeps.  Need I say that all the green ones got eaten last night?  Yum yum!

Last night, I was watching NYPD Blue on TV, and in one of the episodes Detective Sipowicz had been reading nursery rhymes to his young son, and came away wondering what did it mean when the weasel "popped."  At work, he asked everyone if they knew what happened when the weasel went pop but no one knew.  

I looked it up on Google.  It dates back to the mid 19th century, (possible even the 18th century) and had to do with pawning one's coat in desperation to buy food and drink.  (that's one interpretation)  Pop  was a slang word for pawn.   The nursery rhyme "Pop Goes The Weasel" originated in England.  The "weasel" was Cockney slang for coat, and the "monkey" (who chased the weasel) represented financial trouble.

Well, I certainly learned something new here.  Hmmm, it seems to be an appropriate rhyme for present day situations in lots of places.  Who'd have thunk it?

It's time now for me to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Aging Years

April 24, 2020

Good morning.  Today is cloudy, temp is 41F degrees, and it's supposed to rain all day according to my phone app.  It's a good day for indoor crafts.

Yesterday I spent the whole afternoon working on a couple of get well gifts.  They'll get mailed out tomorrow along with the Sandstone poncho.  Next, I need to get back to working on my Christmas crochet projects.  

In another week it will be May.  Hopefully, warmer temps will come with it so that I can get my porch opened up and cleaned.  I'm looking forward to sitting out there and listening to the birds calling to each other.

I'm watching Ben Matlock on TV.  He can be quite entertaining.  I'm thinking that today just might be a nap and TV day.  I got up late this morning, and I'm still tired.  Pogo is already fast asleep.  

Last night I was talking on the phone with Audrey, and we got to talking about age.  I wondered how I got so old so fast.  Twenty years ago, I knew today was coming, but it was still so far off.  

Well guess what!  It snuck right up on me.  My youngest grandchild starts her third year of college in a few months.  My oldest great grandchild graduates from high school this Spring.  I have another great grandchild in high school and another in Jr High.  Where did the years go?  

This is Hailey, my first great grandchild.  Congratulations!  I love you sweetie, and I wish you much success and happiness in whatever roads you choose to travel.  

You know, I always use to say that I wanted to live long enough to see my great great grandchildren.  I just might make it.  I'm only eighty.

Today I have another photo of some blossoms in my yard.  I don't know what they are, but they sure are pretty.

I found an image on the web that I wanted to share.  It's about spending time with your children.  Especially during this "stay at home" time.  Reading to them (and with them) is a great way to enjoy this time with your kids.  

Now it's time for me to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

A New Hobby

April 23, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is 42F degrees and headed for the low fifties.  Tomorrow should be cooler with rain.

For all the nuisance and inconvenience this "stay at home" has cause a lot of folks, it has also given folks a chance to spend more time with their families and hobbies.  My granddaughter Jazzy decided to use the time to learn a hobby, oil painting.

Am I surprised? Yes and no.  When someone works as hard at their job, education and talent as she does, then a hobby that is quiet and demanding of concentration would be very soothing for her.  Oil painting is just that.  Jazzy posted her first few paintings online and I borrowed a couple of them to share here with you.

Jasmine, I'm very proud of you.  If these are your first paintings, I can't wait to see what you'll do after you've been painting for a while.

When I was a little girl, my Daddy told me to always reach for the moon in whatever I did.  He said that on my way to the moon, I'd surely land on a few stars.  Jazzy, you keep reaching for the moon.  Something tells me that you're going to make it there.

I finally have another blossom in my garden.  A little orange tulip.  It's one of the first plants to blossom every year.  Deanne gave me this little plant several years ago, and every Spring it pops up early to show off it's beautiful colors before the other plants are big enough to blossom.

Maybe today I can go outside to see if my lilacs are almost ready to blossom.  This year, I'd like to plant another lilac bush and one or two butterfly bushes.  There's an empty spot on the side of the entrance to the driveway that is just begging for something pretty to move in there.

Walton's Mountain is coming on TV now and I'd like to watch it.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Tripping Down Memory Lane

April 22,2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is 37F degrees.  We should get up into the low forties later today.  I sure hope warmer temps get here soon.

I'm in a much better frame of mind today.  Until it is fixed, I can still do puzzles and a few other things on my big laptop, and I can type my posts and comments on other posts on this little laptop.  

I have an update on my two friends who have been so sick lately.  Angelica, the one in the hospital, is doing better, and Beth is on the mend too.  Thankfully, neither one has Covid 19.

I was chatting with a friend yesterday and we were talking about our kids when they were very young.  One story I recalled took place in 1964/65.  The kids were playing outside in the backyard when Deanne (about two or three years old) came running into the house, mad as a hornet.  Her fists were balled up and her face was red.  She was crying and yelling "Don't hit the baby!  Don't hit the baby!  Why can't I hit the baby? He's bigger than me!"  (Because Gary Jr was the baby, I always told the girls not to hit the baby when he acted out at them.)

The baby, Gary Jr, was eleven months younger than Deanne.  I looked out into the yard and guess what?  The baby was bigger than Deanne.  So I told her "Okay, you can go hit the baby."  She ran back outside and knocked Gary Jr onto his patootie.  They got along fine after that.    This photo was taken in 1966.  Left to right, Audrey, Kerri, Deanne and Gary Jr.  Deanne was four and Gary Jr was three.  They had just helped to plant a pansy garden for their sister Laura Jean.

Many years later,  (very early eighties) I took this photo of Gary Jr and Deanne.  It's one of my very favorite photos.

While I was digging out these photos, I came across one of my Mom and Dad.  I only have a handful of photos of them.  This one was taken back in the forties.  I remember the dress.  It was blue and white.  Daddy's favorite color was blue.

I wasn't planning on tripping so far down memory lane today, but I'm glad I did.  These memories have made my heart very happy.  On this happy note, I think I'll go do a bit of blog reading.  I have a bit of catching up to do.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Hills To Climb

April 21, 2020

Good morning.  This is my second typing of this post.  (on my little laptop)  Do you believe in Murphy's law?  Does it usually attach itself to someone and hang in there till the person crumbles?  I was just signing off from today's post when I must have hit the tiny DEL key on the corner of my keyboard and the whole post went POOF!  I just have to go a bit slower when typing on the little keyboard on this little laptop.   

Yesterday, I was getting ready to take my hammer and my big laptop outside and beat it to death.  Instead, I called the repair shop.  It was closed, but the owner answered and said he would have his technician call to see if he could help.  

At two pm, the technician called and spent hours trying to shut off or uninstall the touchpad with remote software.  The touchpad just would not quit.  It's software was never properly installed.  We finally agreed that when the store was able to re-open, I would bring the laptop to his store and he would try fixing the problem surgically.  

I have very little patience in my elder years.  There have been so many hills to climb in my life that I get tired of climbing them.  This laptop had just plucked my last nerve.  I really think it might have been therapeutic for me to take the laptop out to the grassy area between the house and the shed where no one could see me and whack it with the hammer until all the keys fell off.  Hmmm, maybe not.

Today I'll share a couple photos that I took a few days ago when it snowed.  In the first photo, the cardinal is calling out to someone or something.  In the second photo, he's listening for an answer.

My phone just rang.  My cousin Ellen passed away less than an hour ago.  Rest in peace Ellen, I love you.  

Seems there is always going to be another hill.  Till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 20, 2020

No Post Today

April 20, 2020

My post has been erased twice now by whatever is making my keyboard angry.  I shall try again tomorrow.  Please be patient with me.  I am trying not to be upset about this.  Till tomorrow, hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Spring Snow

April 19, 2020

Good morning.  It's early and the sun is shining.  I thought I might sleep in a bit late this morning, but Master Pogo had other ideas.  So we got up and had breakfast.  Where is he now?  He's sleeping, of course! 

We woke up yesterday morning to quite a surprise.  Everything was covered with snow.  Here's a photo of one of the little gardens.

Thank goodness, the snow was easy to shovel up, and whatever was left melted later in the day.  This is not what I had been hoping for, however Winter always seems to share in most of the first half of Spring. 

Later in the morning, Deanne and Eddie came by with groceries for me.  While they were here, Deanne tried on the tan poncho.  The color is really called "Sandstone."  The poncho fits, so I can box it up soon and get it mailed off.  This one is for a friend of ours.

I tried calling JoAnn's yarn shop yesterday, and finally was able to get someone to answer the phone.  The lady assured me that I could order more than one skein of a color yarn at a time if that is what I wanted to buy.  I could call in my order and it could be picked up at the sidewalk in front of the store.  So, I went online to place an order.  Everything I picked out had a notice beneath it that said "Not available at your store."  Well now, how about that!

I decided to take a chance and call Herrschners to see if they were shipping orders out yet.  Surprise, surprise.  The lady on the phone said yes, they were shipping orders.  They had only stopped for one week.  So, I went online again and placed a new yarn order.  Woo Hoo!  It may take a week or two for my order to get here, but that's okay. 

Later in the afternoon, I went out on the porch to take some photos while Pogo sat inside looking out to make sure I wasn't going anywhere without him.  I like this photo of him because of his reflection on the glass pane.

Next week, my little guy will have a birthday.  He'll be fourteen years old.  His gray hairs don't slow him down much though.  Pogo still acts like a puppy. 

Right now I'm watching a quilting show on TV.  The machines that they use are very unique  I've never seen some of them.  Today they are mirroring designs on the finished quilt.  It's really quite interesting how the designs are made.  I would not have the patience to do this though.  Maybe when I was a lot younger I would have tried it.  In my elder years, I look for simplicity in my crafts. 

I just took a sip of some very cold coffee, so I think I should sign off here and refill my cup with some hot coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Cute Accessories For Little Doggies

April 17, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining and it's 45F degrees.  We should make it to fifty degrees before the day is over.  I'm getting a late start on things today.  I got up earlier and fed Pogo his breakfast, but then went back to bed.  My pillow was beckoning to me and I just couldn't resist.

I heard from my friend Beth.  She doesn't have to be tested for Covid 19 because she is not having trouble breathing and her fever hasn't gotten very high.  Even though she is still not feeling so good, this is good news.  I'd like to thank everyone for their good thoughts and prayers for her.

Well, I finished the tan poncho, I think.  I'll have to measure it on someone first.  Maybe Deanne will try it on for me.  Other than that, I just have to make the pom poms for the ties.  Today I'll check my yarn stash to see if I have enough of a color to start another project.  Gosh, I'll be glad when I can go to a store and pick out new yarn or at least order it online for pickup.

While we were in Florida, I ordered something online for Pogo to wear on our trip back home.  I ordered him a package of doggie dydees.  They have them for boys and girls (doggies, of course).  I put one on him when we left to come home, and it really did help.  Having to wait from early in the morning to sometime late in the afternoon is much too long for a little dog.

I have a couple pictures of the doggie dydees.  The ones for the little girl doggies is just soooo cute!

But the boy dydees did the trick for Pogo.  They fit good and they're easy to launder.

On to another subject.  Lots of folks are seeing the hummingbirds returning to their feeders.  Sad to say, I'm not outside to see if any of them have come back here yet.  I borrowed a chart on the web that shows when to expect them in different parts of the country.

According to this chart, the little birds won't be here for a few more weeks.  That's good because I first have to have the screen covers to the porch taken down so that I can put up my hummingbird feeder.

Now I want to refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs. Edna B.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Play Time On My Laptop

April 16, 2020

Good morning.  It's 37F degrees and overcast outside today.  We should get up into the forties though.  Our seasons have changed quite a bit over the years.  We used to have a nice long Spring.  Now, we see a much shorter Spring and Fall.  Winter is the longest season now, followed by Summer.

I used to think that we'd eventually end up trading temps with the Southern states -- us getting warmer, and them getting colder.  I was wrong.  I was wrong about the stimulus checks too.  It seems that a lot of folks started getting them yesterday.  I'm very glad about that. 

Yesterday turned out to be a really nice day.  I was able to go out on my porch and take some photos of the birds and the squirrels.  I'm really happy to see all my little birds returning.  It's been quite a while since a lot of them have been here at the same time.  As soon as I have a chance to crop some of the photos, I'll share them.

I did spend a little time playing in Photoshop with a photo that I had taken in Florida.  It was really fun to be working with my photos again.  It's been a while.  This was a photo that I took of the plants in front of one of the buildings at the Flea Market.

I even picked up a few new filters to use with my Photoshop program.  Now I just have to make some time to sit down and learn how to use them.  Later, I crocheted another row on the tan poncho.  I'm close to finishing it now.  When it's done, I'll take a photo to share. 

You know what I think is really sad about so many businesses being closed or shut down to the public?  The fact that you cannot contact most of them really bothers me.  I tried to order something online the other day to be picked up at the store and ran into a snag trying to place the order.  I did try to contact the store, but no one answered the phone.  I sent them an email.  No one answered the email.  So what next? 

One of the bills that came in the mail one day had a discrepancy on it.  I tried to contact the company but no one answered the phone.  I tried the "live chat" online, but they cut me off in the middle of a sentence.  I sent a letter along with my payment but have not heard from them yet.  I doubt that I will.

Businesses rely on us to support them, so shouldn't they be supporting us too?  I think if they are going to be sending us a bill or offering us a service, they should give us access to someone in customer service when we have a problem with the bill or the sale.  But then what do I know!

Mind you, this is not all businesses.  Lots of the small businesses are doing their best to work with us.  It's mostly the bigger retailers and big business (banks, credit companies, etc.) that have made themselves scarce to us.

Enough of that stuff.  The sun has just come out and it's looking rather pretty outside my door.  If it keeps popping in on us, it will make for a really nice day.  I think I'll finish up here because the mail has come and I want to go outside and get it.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Yellow Is The Color Of Sunshine

April 15, 2020

Good morning.  Today is our normal "tax deadline" day.  I filed as soon as I could anyway, even though the date had been extended.  Being a procrastinator, it's best not to give me extra time to take care of my tax stuff.  I would definitely take much longer to do it. 

Folks, I have not so good news to share.  My good friend Beth has sent me a text saying that she is sick and may have to be tested for Covid 19.  It all depends on whether or not her temp gets any higher.  She is having a lot of flu-like symptons.  All good thoughts and prayers for her would be most appreciated.  Thank you.

Today will be cloudy most of the day, with temps hovering around fifty degrees.  We may get some sunshine late in the day.  Have you noticed how much daylight we have now?  I love love the long days.  It's daylight before 6 a.m. and still daylight at 7:30 p.m.  Yup, I love the long hours of daylight!

I thought I would share photos of my Easter plants.  They are such a beautiful sight for these sore old eyes.  And those teeny tiny daffodils (or Narcissus) are so adorable!  You just have to smile when you look at them.

I also would like to share some wonderful news about my granddaughter Jasmine.  She applied to, and was accepted by, several colleges.  She has decided, and will be going to Smith College in Northampton, MA.  Need I say how very proud we all are of her.  Congratulations, and God Bless you Jazzy.  You go girl!

Well, the mailman has been here and would you believe he brought me another tax bill?  (and of course a couple other bills)  What is wrong with people?  When hardly anyone has a job, where are folks supposed to get the money to pay these bills? 

And has any of you heard of anyone receiving their relief check?  I don't know of anyone who has received it yet.  Do you suppose congress will wait to send them out later after this virus thing has passed?  I wonder, do you suppose congress is still receiving all their pay?  If they are, then maybe it's time for us the people to get rid of all of them and pay ourselves instead.

I'm not going to rant.  I will not. 

Instead, let me share this beautiful image that I borrowed from the web.  These precious animals are only lent to us to love and enjoy while we can.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Sunshine, After The Storm

April 14, 2020

Good morning.  Today is looking quite lovely after a turbulent yesterday.  We had heavy rain and wicked winds till around nine o'clock last night.  Then things calmed down.  Today the sun is shining and temps will get up into the fifties. 

Yesterday, I finally opened the candy bar and saw that it was divided into eight sections.  So I ate two of them and wrapped it back up.  It was delicious.  I just might eat two more of them today.  Yum!  Thank you, everyone, for the great suggestions.

Well, I promised to talk about the programs I've been watching lately.  I have Amazon Prime, and a couple days ago I decided to see if they had anything interesting that I might want to watch.   Boy oh boy, did they ever! 

I found a great movie to watch, The Dressmaker.  After that, I watched the Liberace "Christmas and Mothers' Day specials."  It sure brought back a lot of wonderful memories.  Liberace and his brother George made beautiful music.  (photos taken off laptop screen with phone camera)

After that, I watched the whole first season of Columbo.  Yesterday I went back for more great TV and watched almost all of the first season of "NYPD Blue."  I really enjoyed this although I had forgotten about all the nude scenes.  It was good to be able to watch the program again. 

So, I guess if anyone has Amazon Prime, do yourself a favor and find something wonderful to watch while you're having to spend so much time at home.  When I finish a few things here today, I'm going to watch some more NYPD Blue. 

I just put my new plants out on the porch and brought in the mail.  Isn't it amazing how all the bills keep coming in even though these companies know that most folks have no job right now?  It really doesn't take much of a brain to realize that these companies could all afford to forgive these bills for a couple of month so that folks could focus on feeding their families and keeping them safe right now.

All us little people are doing what we can to help each other while big business helps itself.  It just doesn't change, does it.  Thank goodness that at least we are all here for each other. 

Before I leave, let me remind all of you to be kind to all animals.  Especially in tough times like this.  They need us and we need them.  Here's a beautiful image I borrowed from the web to share.

How true this is!  Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Gosh, I Need A Little Help

April 13, 2020

Good morning.  Today's temps should reach sixty degrees, but with rain all day.  In fact, according to my phone app, this whole week should be in the upper fifties with rain.  I guess this is what April does.  It rains.  BUT, up come the beautiful flowers too!

Today I could use a little help to decipher the nutrition facts on my Easter chocolate bar wrapper.

I wanted to eat it last night, but first I read the back of the wrapper.  At first I got excited to think that this whole thing was just one serving, and that it only had 290 calories.  But just as I was getting ready to unwrap it, something clicked in my conscience.

I read it over carefully to make sure I was reading it right.  It does say just one serving.  I set it down for a while, then picked it up and read it again.  It still says only one serving.  Can this be true?  Gosh!  How awesome!  I could stock my fridge with lots of these tasty treats and never have to worry about too much salt or weight gain.  Yum!

Of course, by now, after all this re-reading, I'm not quite so hungry for chocolate.  In fact, I'm doubting that I'm reading what I'm reading.  So instead I made a big bowl of strawberry ice cream topped with mixed fruit and Cool Whip to sooth my troubled mind.  It was delicious and I soon forgot about eating my candy bar.  

Now my problem is-----did I read this right?  Do you see what I saw?  Hmmmmm?  Do I stock up on these awesome candy bars?  Or do I just enjoy this one bar, one nibble at a time?  Sighhhhhhhhhh!

Well, my favorite attorney is coming on TV in a couple minutes, so I'd best get going.  Tomorrow I'll share about some of the wonderful things that I've been watching and enjoying on Amazon Prime.  My coffee mug could use a refill too.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Before I go, I want to say that although I don't answer comments on the page, I love getting them and I am so blessed to have you all in my life.   Thank you for being here.  You keep the sunshine in my world.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter

April 12, 2020

Good morning, and Happy Easter to all of you.  It's a beautiful day here, lots of sunshine but the temps are still quite cool. 

Pogo and I got a text message saying that the Easter Bunny was on the way here so we went out on to the porch to wait.  Pretty soon the Bunny's little smart car pulled into our driveway.  Yup, the Bunny drives around in a smart car because there's so many households to get to now and the car makes it easier to get around.

This is Eddie and Deanne, helping out the Bunny today.  Such an awesome basket!  It has soups, stews, sauce, plants and candy.  Woo Hoo!  There were no hugs and kisses, but there were lots of waves and smiles.  Pogo doesn't understand why his auntie couldn't pick him up but he was still super happy to see her.

Did you notice that little box of Peeps on the corner of the Easter box?  Aha!  So excuse me for a moment while I stuff one of those little yellow peeps into my mouth.  Ohhh, mmmmm, yum yum!

Hold the fort!  I just got a text with an Easter collage. As you can see, Jack Jack is well and back to his old self again.  It looks like the Easter Bunny has already been to see Jack, Lilah and Alima.

Yup, tis a wonderful day here today and I am so very blessed.  My family is all okay, and I'm hoping that your's is too.  There's more news but I'll save it for tomorrow. 

I'm off to eat my Peeps and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous Easter Day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Glamour Of Yesteryear

April 10, 2020

Good morning.  Well, the rains and the howling winds weren't so bad yesterday, but oh my, that thunder was something else!  It wasn't just a boom.  It was an enormous BOOM! If I were an animal, I'd have been scared out of my wits.  Thank goodness Pogo was curled up in (and under) his blanket so he didn't hear how loud it was. 

This morning, I watched "I Love Lucy."  She's such a household favorite everywhere.  To lots of folks she represents comedy, but there are other sides to her.  Aside from being very smart, she was also very beautiful.  While browsing the web, I found this photo of her from 1945 when she was with the Ziegfield Follies.  Wow, now this is really beautiful!

I looked her up on Google, and wowsie!  There are so many photos of Lucille Ball.  This woman was absolutely gorgeous!  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could bring back some of the beauty and glamour of old Hollywood?  The movies were awesome, and the music and costumes were really something to behold.  I'm thankful that I had the chance to have all this in my life before things changed over to so much violence and nakedness.

Last night, I crocheted for a while on the tan poncho.  It's adult size so it takes a while to add each row.  I figure one or two rows a day should get it finished soon.  Today, I think I should open the bills that came in yesterday's mail.  I'm almost afraid to look at the electric bill.  For the life of me I can't understand why it is so high every month. 

I'm off to do some blog reading now.  So, till Sunday, stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hanging In There And Keeping Busy

April 9, 2020

Good morning.  Tis another gray, damp day.  Later the rains shall come and the winds will howl.  And we'll get through it.  I saw on the weather forecast that some parts of the country are facing much worse weather.  So, I'm not really complaining.

Yesterday I managed to find a couple things to keep me busy.  I even checked through my yarn stash to see if I have enough of the right color yarn for my next crochet project.  Good news, I think I do.  Of course, I'll finish at least one of the projects I'm working on before starting another new one. 

I thawed out some Kielbasa too, so I think I'll cook that up for supper tonight.  I slice up the Kielbasa and fry it in a large fry pan.  Then I put it all in a bowl and set it aside.  Next I fry up sliced potatoes in the same pan.  When they are almost done, I add green beans.  Next I put the Kielbasa back in the pan with the potatoes and beans and let it all cook together for a little while.  Season to taste and enjoy.

Pogo would prefer that I cook the pasta shells with white cheddar.  He'd even settle for plain spaghetti.  He likes to have some pasta sprinkled over his doggie food.  Alas, tonight he will get no pasta.  He has, though, decided to eat a couple more flavors of his doggy food Pate.  He likes the Bella brand.  I don't know if it's the best one, but it is the one that Pogo will eat. 

I saw this image on a friend's blog and had to borrow it to share here.  Its creativeness gave me such a big giggle.  (I don't know the author)

My favorite TV lawyer will be coming on soon so I think I should finish up here.  Before I go, here's another giggle to start your day.  (Borrowed from the web)

So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Lots Of Wet Stuff On The Way

April 8, 2020

Good morning.  Today is going to be gray and damp.  Tomorrow the real heavy rain and wind should be here.  After that, we'll see.  Daytime temps seem to be staying in the forties and fifties so I guess the warmer Spring temps will be along soon.

Is it just me or is everyone else having a harder time trying to find interesting things to do every day?  I don't really do anything different than I would if we didn't have this virus thing going on.  So I'm thinking that it is all psychological.  I'm thinking that we need lots more sunshine and some warmer temps to chase away some of these doldrums.  The warm sunshine always seems to make things seem better.

You know, I went into my big freezer yesterday to get some ice cream.  The first container of ice cream that I pulled out did not have the plastic sealer ring on it.  I did not open it.  It almost looks like it may have been opened before.  Without the sealer ring, I just don't trust the ice cream. 

I wonder why I did not notice this when I put it in the freezer.  How did the sealer ring come off?  Or was it taken off?  And why?  Why would someone take it off the container and then put the container back in the ice cream case?   This container of ice cream is headed for the garbage pail.

On a lighter note, I found these lyrics on the web.  Someone (I don't know who) has taken the time to write new words to a popular oldie tune.  Have fun singing it.

I also found a really fun giggle on the web to share.  I hope this will help to lighten up the mood for today.  Hang in there, there's a tiny light at the end of the tunnel.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

There's A Super Moon Tonight

April 7, 2020

Good morning.  The temp right now is 42F degrees with clouds.  Today should get some sunshine and temps in the mid fifties.  Did you know that the setting moon and the rising sun were both visible in the sky this morning around 6:16 a.m.?  Well, that's what the weather person on the TV is saying.  There are a lot of clouds above here, so I don't know if this was visible to us.

Tonight, there is supposed to be a huge super moon.  I may even try to get a photo of it.  It all depends on whether or not the sky is clear overhead here.  Meanwhile, Deanne took some beautiful photos of the moon over her house last night, and the last photo is the North Star.  Thank you Deanne.  These are wonderful.  Enjoy!

I'm trying to think of what it was that kept me so busy yesterday.  It hasn't come to me yet, but I'm sure it will sometime today.  I walked out on to the porch a couple times yesterday to catch a whiff of fresh air.  I played with Pogo, and put a few things away.  And, I took a nap.  Oh ya, I took out a deck of cards and played solitaire for a while. 

I also watched some of the videos of the Starliners that we've been posting on FaceBook.  These are so entertaining.  I surely do miss going to the Cabaret.  But, soon when  adall of this virus stuff is over, the Starliners will be performing again. 

Jazzy had applied to several colleges, and has been getting acceptance letters from them.  I'm so curious as to which college she will decide to attend.  We are all so very proud of her.  I'll be missing her at the Cabaret once she goes off to attend classes.  Hopefully, she'll come back once in a while to perform for us. 

Now I think I'm going to refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading before Perry Mason comes on.  After that, I'm sure I can think up some fun mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Another Month Indoors And Hopefully A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

April 6, 2020

Good morning.  It's 6 a.m. and daylight is just breaking.  I've been awake for a while so I fixed some breakfast for Pogo and me.  My little guy finished his food and is now curled up by me, snoring softly.  Tis really a beautiful sound. 

Yesterday I worked on the little green poncho.  After checking my yarn supply, I found that I only had enough of the green yarn to add on just one row.  So I did, then I put on five more using the variegated yarn.  The only place I could get the green yarn is through Herrschners, and they are not shipping any orders out right now.  Still, I think the poncho looks rather cute. 

This morning I'm watching City Confidential on TV.  This used to be one of my favorite programs.  You learn a lot of the history of the place where the crime took place before you even know what the crime was.  Today's story takes place in New Orleans, and it's really quite interesting.

I saw on the web that this is going to be a banner year for ticks.  Yuck!  But there was also suggested a really good way to check for them and remove them from your body.  Use a lint roller.  Roll it all over yourself and your pet to remove any ticks that may have gotten on either of you.  This seems like a really good idea to me.

The "stay home" suggestion (or mandate, depending on where you are) has been extended to May 4 in Massachusetts.  At Deanne's job, temps are now being taken at the door as each employee arrives at work, and they will have to wear masks.  They have already been keeping a "three feet" distance between workers. 

My days aren't always very productive during this "stay indoors" time.  I think just knowing that I can't go out changes things.  I do try though to keep busy.  On the other hand, I tend to take more naps.  Maybe when the warmer temps finally get here to stay things will feel a lot better. 

On that note, I'm going to the kitchen and make a cup of coffee.  Then I'll start thinking of what mischief I can come up with for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.