Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Celebration Lunch Today

June 30, 2020

Good morning.  Today will be gray and maybe a bit wet with temps in the sixties and low seventies.  This will be a short post because I need to be ready to go out soon.  Last night I decided to read another book, so that meant sleeping late this morning.  The book was "Don't Say A Word" by Barbara Freethy, and I enjoyed it very much.

Today I'll share the baby patterns that I recently purchased.  I sent copies of them to daughter Audrey and she might be making one of them.  If she does, I'll post a photo.

I'd like to try making one of these outfits too, but first I have to finish up a couple of my ongoing projects.  

Today, Deanne is picking me up and we're going to pick up our take out lunch order from Olive Garden.  Then we'll come back here and eat it on the porch.  Deanne's birthday is this Thursday but she has to work so we're celebrating it today.  We're ordering Alfredo, salad and garlic bread for our lunch. Yum Yum!

Now I have to be getting dressed.  I want to be ready when Deanne gets here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Here Comes The Rain

June 29, 2020

Good morning.  Today is cloudy and cool.  A Blessed cool.  Temps are in the seventies today.  My phone weather app says we may even get more rain today.  More rain, you say?  Well yes.  Yesterday the rain finally showed up here, along with lots of thunder and lightning.

The storm lasted close to two hours, and the lightning struck something close by because three fire engines and two patrol cars responded to its call.  Here's a smidgen of the rain we got.

It rained so hard for so long that it knocked one of my rose bushes over.  This is a really tall bush, but now it hangs over the rest of the little garden.  

Pogo and I stayed on the porch watching the storm until we were getting too wet.  Then we had to go inside.  The rain stopped almost as fast as it started.  However, the thunder rattled around for another hour or two and the skies stayed dark gray right into night time.  

For supper last night, I had a yen for some potatoes and eggs.  Strange, huh?  But tasty.  So I fried up some potatoes and scrambled eggs.  Pogo had some of the egg on his doggie food.  We feasted.

Afterwards, I thought I might read another book, but fell asleep early instead.  I guess watching all that rain wore me out.  Do you ever go outside during a storm to watch it?  I find it as fascinating as it can be frightening.  Deanne and Eddie go outside to watch the storm too.  We took videos and shared them via our cell phones.

Wow!  We just had a whopper of a clap of thunder, and the rain is pouring down.  Oops, more thunder.  Pogo is over at the storm door barking at the thunder.  He doesn't run and hide, he barks at it.  My little guy is very brave.  I guess we're in for another storm because there was just some more thunder.

It's time for me to finish this post and do some blog reading while I can.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

So, Where's The Rain?

June 28, 2020

Good morning.  I've just checked my phone's weather app and notice that it has decided that we'll have some sun for a few hours, then the promised rain will return.  Tenps should reach the low eighties.  Yesterday started out this way too.  Finally, around two o'clock, the rains came.  All two hundred and thirty seven drops of it.  

Yesterday, Deanne and Eddie came by to help spruce up my yard.  Eddie overhauled the lawn tractor and bought a new battery for it.  Then he moved the lawns on both sides of the house.  

Meanwhile, Deanne was weeding out my little gardens on this side of the house.  They are looking so much better now.  Later, she walked around and took some photos of the plants on the other side of the house.  Here's one of the pink lilies.

She also shared a photo of her orange rose bush.  It's just like the one they gave me, except that nothing ate her plant.  Look at how beautiful her orange rose is.

Deanne says it's more coral than orange.  I say it's simply beautiful.  I did not bother to take a photo of my plant because all that's left are short stubby stems.  It's not exactly very pretty just yet.  I have hopes that with a lot of TLC, it will look beautiful next year.  

Other than spend a lot of time out on the porch yesterday, I really did not do very much.  I crocheted a few rows on the dark blue hat, then read a book, "Unfinished Business" by Nora Roberts.  It's been a while since I've read a book, so it was really enjoyable.  

Today I think I'll type a list of all the books on my Kindle app.  I know I used to have a list all typed, but I seem to have misplaced it.  At some point, I want to figure out how to sort all the books into groups.  Novels, History, Bible, Poetry, Cooking, Music, Art, Crafts, Knitting, Crocheting, Trivia, Biographies, etc.  It's a rather eclectic collection.

Now that's a fun word, eclectic.  According to Google, it means.........

  1. deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
    "universities offering an eclectic mix of courses" · 
  2. philosophy
    denoting or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected doctrines from various schools of thought.
  1. a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Bargaining With God

June 26, 2020

Good morning.  The sun is shining right now, but my phone app says that in a while we'll be having some rain and then more sun with temps rising up into the eighties.  As a matter of fact, my phone app says we're going to have rain for the next seven days.  Obviously my phone app has been hitting the juice a bit too much.  I'll just have to wait and see what sort of weather we're in for.  Or maybe later I'll turn on the Weather Channel on TV.  

Have you ever been in a situation where you tried to make a bargain with God?  Did it work?  Last night, I watched an episode on Law & Order where a person did try to make a bargain with Him.  It brought back so many memories of a bargain I had tried to make so many years ago.

When my Laura Jean first got sick and had to be hospitalized, I spent most all my hours, when I was not at work, sitting by her hospital crib, praying that she would get better.  She only got worse.  I was told that she would most likely not live much longer.  Each night as I sat by her crib, I would pray to God.  "Dear God, I'm going to sleep now.  Please let her be better when I wake up.  If not, please let her go quietly in her sleep."

Was He listening?  Of course.  Did it work?  No.  He had plans for my little girl.  Plans that I could not understand, and just had to accept.  I was so thankful that I had four other children because they are what kept me going.  That was almost fifty five years ago.  Laura Jean still lives in her own world in a pediatric facility.  She's stubborn like me.  She's not in any rush to move on.  This is the only photo I have of me holding my beautiful Laura Jean.

Do I still talk to God?  Yes, but I've learned to just trust Him and have faith.  So many of us have been in a similar situation.  I hope it helps to know that you were not alone.  All our prayers are listened to.  But a lot of them are answered in ways that we don't understand.  I never did figure out why He needed my baby girl, but she's happy and well taken care of and that's all that counts.   

This isn't what I had planned on writing today, but this is what my fingers typed.  Now I'm going to get a cold bottle of water and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Poor Duck

June 25, 2020

Good morning.  Today is sunny and temps should reach the mid eighties.  That makes for a really nice summer day.  Especially this morning, while temps are in the seventies.  This would be a good time to do some garden work.  

What do you do when you first get into your automobile?  I'd say that most of us turn the key in the ignition and start the car.  We don't even give it a thought.  BUT, we should!  Sometimes, small animals that are scared or cold climb inside our automobile's engine and sleep there.  

Imagine what happens to these poor animals when that engine all of a sudden starts up.  So, please, before you start your car, beep the horn or something else to make noise.  This will alert the animal and scare it out of its engine hideaway.  

I'm one those guilty persons who just hops in and starts the car.  From now on, I'm making an effort to make noise first.  Just in case.  If you have an automobile, won't you try too?

I was looking at a picture of a hummingbird earlier and it reminded me of a time when I once found one on the sidewalk.  I was probably around eight or nine, and my brother and I were forever bringing injured animals that we found home to take care of.  

This one day, I found a tiny hummingbird up against a building in a corner by the bottom step.  When I stopped to pick it up, it did not fuss.  It could not fly.  I took it home and Daddy made a big cage to put it in until it got better.  My brother and I had such fun taking care of our little friend.  One day, however, it was trying to fly.  Daddy said it was time to take the top off the cage to see if it could fly.  Yup, it could fly now, and it did.  

My folks never knew what sort of animal us kids would be bringing home.  There were lots of injured and homeless animals that needed tending to, and my brother and I seemed to find them all.  Of course, this might explain why my apartment was always full of different animals when my kids were growing up.  Management did not allow us to have a dog, so we had everything else.  Fish, birds, cat, rabbit, guinea pigs, mice, turtle, skunk, you name it.

Today I'm going to go through a ton of junk mail.  I could just toss it out but it has my personal information on it and I like to remove that first.  Some days I just don't feel like dealing with it though so I save it all up in a big bag.  Well, today is the day to get rid of a bunch of junk mail.  

On that note, I think I'll go do a bit of blog reading first.  Then on to the bag of junk mail.  Woo Hoo!  Before I go, let me share a funny story I borrowed from the web.

I'm off now to do a bit of blog reading before starting this great new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

p.s. Deanne, that DQ date sounds like fun.  Maybe every other week?  I love you too.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Simply Awesome Day!

June 24, 2020

Good morning.  At the moment, it's a bit cloudy with temps in the low seventies.  But that will change soon.  Temps will be getting up into the mid eighties and we just may have some rain.  Or a a bit of a  thunderstorm.  We'll just have to wait and see what develops.

Yesterday, though, was absolutely delightful, even if it was a bit on the warm side.  Deanne came by and took Pogo and me for a ride through the park to see the swans and their new babies.  They were too far out in the water for me to get any photos, but on her way home later, Deanne went back through the park and got a few photos for me.

I was soooo nice being in the park again.  It's a large park with lots of trees, ponds and water birds.  Pogo really enjoyed getting out.  His little head was turning every which way so as not to miss seeing anything.  

On the way home, we stopped at a Dairy Queen.  I had a strawberry sundae, and Deanne had the pineapple sundae.  Oh my, I don't have to tell you how awesome good that sundae tasted!  Here's a photo I took to show how well folks were distancing and wearing their masks.  That's Deanne at the head of the line, waiting to place our order.

You know, I don't go out to restaurants very often.  A visit to the Dairy Queen is to me like a visit to a very expensive restaurant.  My tastes are really very simple.  A visit to the park and an ice cream, what could be better?

After we left the Dairy Queen, we stopped by the Post Office where Deanne went in and got me the form needed to mail a parcel to another country.  The postal worker told Deanne that we would need to check on Google to see what countries were accepting packages from the U.S. and which ones were not accepting them.  I never gave this a thought, so I spent part of the afternoon Googling for the information.

Today I have a gift to wrap.  There's another birthday coming up next week, and I want to have my gift ready.  Now I'm going to get me a nice cold bottle of water and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

No Bread For The Ducks

June 23, 2020

Good morning.  Tis really quite lovely this morning.  73F degrees and sunny with temps headed for the upper eighties later today.  My phone app tells me to expect rain for the next several days.  Hmmm, I'll just have to wait and see.

Last night, I worked on the dark blue neck warmer.  It's almost finished.  I should have the matching hat finished in the next day or two, I hope.   That's going to be it for those sets for now.  After this, I need to get back to working on the Navy Blue afghan.  

Today I thought I'd share one of the new patterns that I got.  This might be a good project for next year.  It seems to be the new trend in vests lately.

I also ordered a really pretty baby dress pattern.  Sometimes these make a nice baby gift instead of a blanket.  I'll share a photo of the pattern once I receive it.

Lately, I seem to be having quite a bit of trouble sending emails from my phone to my laptop.  My phone is charged and supposedly there's nothing wrong with the email on my laptop so I'm not sure what is wrong.  Hopefully, this is going to get straightened out soon.

I know I've probably shared this image before, but it's worth sharing again.  Tis the season when folks enjoy going to the parks and feeding the ducks and geese.  It's important to feed them the right foods.

And here's another interesting, yet important, image.  This one is about spiders.  I know, yuk, yuk.  But not all spiders are bad.  Some are actually very helpful to us.

I'd best get going now because Deanne is on her way over here to do an errand for me.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Divulging Secrets

June 22, 2020

Good morning.  According to my phone app, today will be partly sunny and warm and partly rainy and warm.  Temps should be a little cooler, down to eighty degrees.  That will be nice.  Pogo and I will be able to spend some time out there today.

It's been too hot to do much of anything, but I have been adding a few rows to my crochet projects every now and then.  I finally finished one of them.  Hopefully today I'll finish another one.  I still have a few big projects to finish so getting all these small projects finished is a plus.  

Yesterday afternoon we had quite a rain storm.  First came the thunder, then some lightning.  The rain started out with just a few drops splattering here and there on the ground.  All of a sudden a wind picked up and the rain got heavy.  Pogo and I stood on the porch and enjoyed some of it until we started getting soaked.  The whole thing only lasted about maybe thirty minutes.  

I was asked just how my Daddy did that trick with his hat.  As far as I can remember, it had to do with leaning his head back to the wall.  It pushed on the back of his hat, making the front of the hat to rise up a bit.  The ball in his hands and blowing on it was just part of the show.   If you try this on some of your little ones let me know how they like it.

Today I have a couple photos from a few days ago.  I don't get around so good outdoors so it's not easy to get lots of photos of the birds and critters in the yard.  But every now and then the opportunity pops up.  This robin was busy scouring the yard for food.

This little squirrel had found some food and was sitting quietly beneath a tree, eating his new found snack.

In a little garden near the front door to the main house these beautiful Asiatic Lilies are blooming.  I love this color.  It's so cheerful.

Sometime this week, I'd like to go out and cut some of the dead blossoms off some of my plants.  At the rate that I move, this should keep me busy for the rest of the week.

Now I think I'll go sit on the porch and wait for the mail to come.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father'sDay

June 21, 2020

Good morning.  Today is hot and sunny.  A great day for those Father's Day barbeques, as long as you have an umbrella or two set up as shady places where folks can rest a bit out of the sun.  

If my Dad were here today, he'd be 109 years old.  When I stop to think of all he lived through, it's really incredible.  He was a young boy during the First World War.  Next he was raising his own family through the Great Depression and World War II.  

For many years, he worked at the Fore River Shipyard.  Then along came the Raytheon Company who built their huge new company quarters at the end of our street.  It was so close to home, so Daddy went to work there.  I have so many happy memories of the years we lived there.  

My Daddy's favorite color was blue.  And he had a passion for bringing home and fixing up broken down cars.  I remember one time when he actually had to push the car home.  The first thing he would do with each new (to him) car was to paint it blue.  

If you gave my Daddy something that you couldn't fix, he would turn his magic on and present you with something really beautiful.  His friend Maxi once gave him an old upright vacuum cleaner to fix.  It couldn't be fixed but Daddy did manage to do something wonderful to it.  When Maxi came to pick it up, he couldn't even recognize it.  It was now a beautiful plant stand.  

One of the things my Daddy loved most was playing with my children.  Here's a photo taken in August 1965.  We were at his summer cottage, and he was entertaining Kerri and Audrey.  He would squeeze the ball in his hands and blow on it, and his hat would magically rise up off his head.  I don't think the girls ever did figure out how he did that trick.  

I only have a handful of photos of my Daddy.  This is one that was taken that same year when my parents came to dinner at my house.  As you can see, his favorite outfits were plaid shirts and chino pants.

Do you have some wonderful memories of time spent with your Dad?  I hope so.  These are treasures that we will have forever.  So, for those of you whose fathers are not here with us, I wish you a day full of beautiful memories.  And for you folks lucky enough to still have your Dad with you, enjoy the day making new memories with him.  

Now I'm off to watch a couple programs on how to make a quilt.  No, I'm not going to make a quilt, but I do love learning how they do it.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a safe and fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Happy Birthday Gary Jr. (a day early)

June 19, 2020

Goo morning.  Tis another gorgeous day in the eighties here in my little part of New England.  In a few days the temps are even going to climb into the nineties.  That's not so good.  Ah well, the trick is to do things in the morning before it gets too hot.  

Tomorrow is my son Gary Jr's birthday.   I don't post on Saturday, so I'm celebrating today.  Here are two photos of Gary Jr, one from his early days in the Navy, and the other of him and me in Florida a few years ago.  Gary Jr, I wish you a beautiful day filled with love and happiness.  I love you.

It wasn't really that long ago that Jr was toddling around the yard, trying to keep up with his sisters.  You know, at the time, it seemed as though the days and years were long.  But in reality, they are really too short.  Time flits by so quickly and before you know it, our toddlers are grandparents themselves and wondering where all the time went.  

Lately, I've been scouring the net looking for new crochet patterns that I might want to make.  I've collected quite few pictures, and ordered a couple patterns.  Most of the time, I use the same pattern for my afghans, but I enjoy crocheting a few new projects in between the afghans.  

I just took a short break to go out on the porch and take a few photos of the birds and critters in the yard.  I'll have to crop a few of them to share here.  I noticed that the bird feeder is empty so I tossed out a cupful of cracked corn to hold them over until Joe gets home and can fill the feeder.  

Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  After that, I want to put a few more rows on my crochet project.  After that, there's always something needing to be done.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Blooms And Energy

June 18, 2020

Good morning.  Today and the next few days will be sunny with temps in the eighties.  Porch sitting time will now be switched to mornings when the breathing will be easier.  Right after Perry Mason, of course.

Today I have photos of my peonies.  The light pink one has opened and is huge, and the dark rose one is just beginning to open.

I also have a couple photos of personal generators.  The one that I bought a few years ago from The Home Shopping Channel, and another that is advertised on Amazon.  

The generators come in many sizes and prices.  One should look them over before deciding which one to buy.  They have quite a few places on them to plug different things into.  On mine, several things can be plugged in at the same time.  The charge on mine can last up to a year

I bought mine so that in case of an electrical outage, I would be able to use my oxygen.  I would also be able to use my phone, TV and at least a light.  Maybe even the microwave.  Since I bought it, I've only had one emergency where I've needed to rely on the generator.  I have used it several times though, just to keep it in working order.  Especially out on my porch.  I hope this information will be helpful for anyone wishing to purchase one of these generators.  I think they are an excellent buy.

Pogo has almost finished eating his breakfast, so I think I'll get ready to head to the porch before it starts to get too warm to sit out.  So, till tomorrow Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A Tiny Yellow Gift

June 17, 2020

Good morning.  Today is sunny and temps will get up close to eighty degrees.  I can see me doing my crocheting out on the porch later this morning.  The only negative to the porch is the pollen that has to be cleaned up every day before sitting out there.  

Yesterday, Deanne and I had a really nice visit.  She stopped by McDonalds and brought us cheeseburgers and fries.  And my favorite, ice coffee.!  I do love their ice coffee.  I haven't had anything from there in so long.  Yum, yum, delicious!

Before Deanne had to leave, we walked around to the other side of the house to see if my peonies had blossomed yet.  I have photos to share tomorrow.  Today, I have other photos to share.  On our way back to my porch, we stopped to talk with a neighbor who was sitting in the shade at the end of my driveway.

He had found a tiny bird on the sidewalk.  It could not fly, so he decided to take it home and take care of it until it could fly away.  I took photos to share.  I'm not sure what kind of bird this is.  I'm hoping that one of you might recognize it.  It's such a beautiful little bird.  (I thought they might be sparrows, but our sparrows aren't yellow.)

I called my doctor's office yesterday to see if they would phone in refills on a couple of my meds.  They said okay, but in reality they only refilled one of them.  When I called back to see why they did not refill the second one, I was told that it was discontinued a year ago.  Not so.  I told them when it was last refilled and was told that they would check this out.  So far, I have not heard back from them.  I'll call them again this morning when they open.

I had a question about my personal generator, so I'll have information about that on tomorrow's post.  I also have a photo of it that I can share.  

Today I need to put together a couple small packages that need to be mailed.  I also need to run the vacuum cleaner around a bit.  These dust bunnies are beginning to get quite sassy.  Plus, I still have these new flower bulbs that need to be planted.  They probably won't come up this year, but at least they will be planted.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Another Pretty Spring Day

June 16, 2020

Good morning.  It's early yet so the sun isn't shining yet.  Hopefully, it will be up soon.  Enjoy the day because Spring is almost over.  In four days, Summer begins.  On my son Gary's birthday.  Lots of years, his birthday falls on Father's Day.  This year it falls on the first day of Summer, the day before Father's Day.

I awoke early today and did a bit of crocheting.  I thought I might get a few things done now so that I can sit and enjoy my visit with Deanne later this morning.  She's coming by with breakfast.  Yum!

I dug out my little personal generator to take out to the porch today.  Once I have it out there, I'll plug it in to make sure it  is fully charged.  The charge lasts about a year, but I haven't charged it in a long time.  Today I want to call Big Brother Big Sister again to see if they are picking up again yet.  I have several bags waiting for them.  

While Deanne is here, I'll have her walk with me to the other side of the house to see if my peony buds have opened up yet.  I took photos of them the other day but the buds were not open.  Here's the pink peony bud.

I also took photos of my pink rose tree and my little yellow rose.  They are doing really well this year.

I'll ask Deanne to check on my new orange rose bush to see how it is coming along.  It's not tall enough yet for me to see it from the porch.  Soon, though, I hope.  I'll have to order some rose plant food to give all my roses a healthy boost.

I think I might take my shredder out to the porch too so that I can sit out there and go through a lot of junk mail.  I'm never at a loss for a pile of junk mail.  So this is something that can keep me busy all summer long, while I enjoy listening to the birds in my yard.  

This morning I also want to call our local WalMart  to see what days and hours orders can be picked up.  I meant to do this yesterday but somehow got side tracked.  I don't like to let my spring water supply get real low.  I drink a lot of water, and I'm not about to start drinking tap water.  

Another thing I want to do soon is to drive my car.  I haven't driven it since last March.  One of these days, I just might pack Pogo and my camera into the car and head toward the park now that it is open again,.  I'm not ready to get out and walk around the park by myself yet, but it would be nice to just sit in the car and take photos of the water birds.  

Ah well, enough wishing and wanting.  I think I'll go wash some dishes that are waiting for me in the kitchen sink.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Happy Birthday to Bobby and Sean

June 16, 2020

Good morning.  Today and tomorrow are supposed to be sunny with temps in the upper sixties.  Actually quite a good day if you have to do any yard work or a lot of errands.

Well, yesterday was a lost day.  I was wicked tired (Gee, I wonder why!) so it was spent mostly napping except for getting up a few times to do things like meals, etc.  I'll have to keep this in mind the next time I decide to stay up all night playing with music or whatever.  

Today I'm distance celebrating the birthdays of grandson Bobby and stepson Sean.  I wish both of them a fabulous day full of love and happiness.  Here is a birthday banner and photo of Bobby that Deanne sent to me.  They celebrated with a barbeque.

She also sent me another photo of one of her gorgeous roses.  The color of this one is so beautiful.

I've just discovered where some of the options for the text here on Blogger are hidden.  They are under the three dots at the end of the row of icons (above the text area).

Because I had such a large nap, I woke up a couple times during the night.   I used the awake time to do a bit of crocheting, then went back to sleep.  Today I will try to do a few of the things that I had planned for yesterday.  I really need to do some laundry too, so maybe I can manage that today.  

I think I'd like to have my hair cut, but that's still a bit risky for me.  As much as I love long hair, taking care of it is just too much some days.  It's not the hair, it's having to keep my arms up in the air while brushing it.  

Have you been noticing that those "required" weekly notices on TV are happening every other day or so lately?  They showed one a few days ago, then again yesterday.  They just now had another one.  These are the alerts they would use if a storm was coming.  The are supposed to show them weekly to make sure they are working, I guess.  

Our local WalMart is open again, so I think I might try to order water to be picked up.  It was one of the local WalMart stores that had to close because of the Covid-19 virus.  They needed to clean the whole store thoroughly.  

I mostly miss going to Ocean State Job Lot.  That is one store that has always been fun to shop at.  It's clean and they carry so many different things.  You an easily spend hours just walking around and looking at things.  Ah well, soon I hope we'll be able to do this again.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Music, Music, Music

June 14, 2020

Good morning.  Brrr, I feel really chilly this morning.  That's because it's only 62F degrees outside and it's only going to get a couple degrees warmer for the day.  Yesterday was such a super day with temps in the seventies.  I guess my body was hoping it would stay that warm.  

I'm getting a late start on today.  Yesterday, I got busy transferring music from CD's to a 2 TB thumb drive, and well, I sort of got wrapped up in the music.  I love music, so of course I had to listen to a lot of the songs to make sure they were all playing okay.  I know, I know, such a chore!  Ah, but it had to be done. giggle, giggle.

I was having such a grand time that it was almost three in the morning before I could tear myself away from it.   Finally, my eyes were getting bleary, so I had to stop and go to bed.  Needless to say, my brains are having a hard time organizing themselves this morning.  

My hubby and I used to spend most evenings in the computer room (craft room) playing and organizing our music.   I miss that a lot.  My brother also enjoyed and collected music.  So, spending all this time transferring music files was like spending time with a best friend.

I found a really adorable cartoon image in the latest copy of the AARP newsletter.  I had to share it with you.  It reminded me so of the gift I got from Kevin a couple months ago.  

This reminds me that next Sunday is Father's Day.  A day to honor these special men in our lives.  For some, a day to revisit and linger over happy memories.  

Today I was planning on spending more time with my music, but I think I need to get a few things done first.  Feed Pogo, crochet a few rows, scare a few dust bunnies, and pay a few bills.  Then I can let myself get lost in the music again.

Before I start this new day, let me share another photo of one of my irises.   This reminds me that I have a couple new iris bulbs that need planting.  I'm not sure what color they are but they won't be any color if I don't get them planted soon.  I think I'll get that done this week.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Delicately Aging

June 12, 2020

Good morning.  Tis really nice out right now, but in a few hours it will be in the eighties.  After that, we should be having a few days in the upper sixties and seventies.  Porch weather.  

Deanne just came by with my groceries.  God Bless her.  She has to go to work today too, but she still does my shopping so that I can stay safe at home.  While I was out on the porch talking with her, a mosquito bit my hand.  Dang!  The bugs are out in full force.  This is the only time I regret not being able to spray my yard.  However, I had to stop because it wasn't good for the birds and bees.  I don't think it was good for any of the small critters either.

My new TV Guide came in the mail yesterday and the front page story really caught eye.  It seems Perry Mason is being revived.  Alas, it won't be anything like the original Perry Mason.  None of the characters are like the original characters.  They don't even resemble them.  At least I got this much from the written article inside the magazine.  I was left very confused and not one bit interested in watching this new program.   It's just as well because it is on HBO and I don't subscribe to that station. 

Why in the world would they want to call it Perry Mason?  Couldn't they at least give it a new name?  Are they trying to spoil the wonderful memories that so many of us have of the original show?  Here are photos of the magazine cover and the photos inside with the article.

Folks, now I know I'm old.  This coming Monday my first grandchild, Bobby, turns forty years old.  He's Deanne and Eddie's first born.  And my first great grandchild has graduated from high school this year.  So what do the next twenty years have in store for me?  Maybe some great great grandchildren?  Oh my, I certainly hope so.  You know, these are the real perks of our senior years.  

On this happy note, I'm going to get me a bottle of cold water and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb

June 11, 2020

Good morning.  At the moment, it is 71F degrees and overcast.  My phone app says we have some rain on the way.  We can surely use the rain.  As long as it doesn't come down so hard that it knocks all my tall plants over to the ground.  

Ever do something stupid and not realize it until it was too late to fix it?  I seem to have a knack for this sort of thing.  I ordered some things to put away for Christmas, and had them mailed to me.  Usually, I use my brains and have anything for my daughter in Virginia sent to her address.  She knows to put it away till the holiday is here.  

This time I forgot to do that, and the packages arrived here yesterday.  Oh oh!  Now I have to mail one of them to Virginia, and it is rather heavy.  Dumb, dumb, dumb!  I wonder, will I ever learn?  I know I'm not alone though because there is a lot of "dumb" humor.  I found these on the web and thought maybe you could use a giggle.  The first one is by Bill Engvall, and the second one is author unknown.

I just love that one about the birdseed.  It had me giggling for quite a while.  Comedy isn't one of my favorites, but I do enjoy comedy that can really happen.  (as opposed to slap stick)  Except of course for Tim Conway on the Carol Burnett show.  His comedy was superb.  

How about an update on Sassy.  She's eating better and yesterday she started chasing Nutmeg (the cat) all around the house.  This is good news.  

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before looking for some fun mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Tis The Year For Roses

June 10, 2020

Good morning.  Tis sunny and 68F degrees.  Temps will be in the upper seventies most of the day.  So much for the gloom that my phone app was calling for.  You'd think I'd get rid of it and find a new one.  Alas, then fun of not knowing what sort of weather was coming would be gone.  

Many years ago, I had a favorite frying pan.  After a lot of use, this pan had developed some lumps and bumps, and could do its own version of a rock n roll dance whenever I was cooking something in it.  Eventually, I had to give in and buy a new frying pan.  Cooking has never been the same since then.

Are you getting tired of gorgeous rose photos?  Well, I have more to share.  These are Deanne's beautiful roses.  One of these days I'll have to get me another yellow rose bush.  I just love them.

I had meant to do a bit of crocheting yesterday, but yup, that "sidetrack" bug got me again.  Instead, I went through a stack of CD's full of photos that I had made years ago.  I downloaded the photos into a new folder so that I would not lose them.  A lot of cd's that were made years ago don't play anymore.  After that, I spoke with a friend on the phone for a while.  

Next I have to go through a lot of cd's that we put music on to see if they still play.  If they do, I'll transfer everything to a new folder and onto an exterior drive.  This should keep me busy for quite a while.  

For now, I think I'll sign off here and enjoy a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.  

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Interchangeable Hours

June 9, 2020

Good morning.  Today is overcast with temps in the seventies.  My phone app says it will be like this for the next few days.  Maybe this is Nature's way of slowing things down a bit.  

Today I'm really late posting because I slept late.  Most of the night was restless till about 5:30 this morning.  Then sleep finally found me and I drifted off.  It's all good though.  Most of my hours are interchangeable.  

I spent a few hours yesterday looking for something.  That's not the best chore for me.  I get side tracked so easily.  First I find something that I just have to sit and look at.  Then, of course, I find another "have to look at" and it goes on like that for hours.  Every day could be an adventure just by looking for something.

Today, I need to get back to my crocheting.  At the rate I'm going, I won't get very many of my projects finished this year.  I still want to try rock painting.  I'm thinking that maybe I'll just get a few rocks and try painting them to see if I actually like how it comes out before starting on a bigger paint project.  

Today I have photos of some of my roses that are starting to bloom.  

I'm thinking of getting an electric scooter so that I can get around better.  Before buying anything big, I do a lot of research first.  That's what I'm doing right now.  It has to be strong, yet light enough that it can be taken apart and put into the trunk of the car easily.  I would have to leave it outside so I'd need to get some sort of storage space for it to keep it safe from weather.  

Sassy is still trying to eat a little each day.  Hopefully, this is a good sign.  Now I'm going to drink my coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Iris, Goddess Of The Rainbow (Greek)

June 8, 2020

Good morning.  It's really nice today.  Sunny with temps getting up into the upper seventies.  This is what I call the perfect weather.  

Yesterday turned out not to be a very good day for napping.  I yawned all day long, but no naps came.  I did try.   One would think that I would have fallen into a deep sleep by the time last night rolled around, but that did not happen either.  I guess I was just too tired to fall asleep and too tired to do anything else.  Eventually, I did get some patchy sleep.  

Deanne's little dog, Sassy, isn't doing very well.  She hasn't been eating or drinking anything for several days, and the doctors don't know what is wrong with her.  Last night, she finally managed to eat a doggie treat.   Deanne just texted me that Sassy ate a little strained baby food this morning.  Woo Hoo!  I'm praying this is good news!  

Yesterday I promised some photos of my iris plants.  Here are photos of a huge orange one and a huge caramel colored one. 

There aren't many blooms on my rhododendron bush but what is there is beautiful.

Maybe today I'll walk around to the other side of the yard to see if there are any other new blooms.  I'll have to wait for the grass to dry first so that my feet and legs don't get soaked.  My grass needs to be mowed.

I haven't had my morning coffee yet, so I think I'll go make that and then settle in to do some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.