Sunday, February 28, 2021

Farewell To February

February 28, 2021

Good morning.  Enjoy today folks.  It's the last day of this month.  Tomorrow we start another new month.  I don't mind these cold weather months going by fast, but I do hope that the warmer weather months stay with us longer.

Well, I bit the bullet and started on my tax stuff for real.  I got about a third of it done.  I'll work on it again this afternoon.  It needs to be finished within the next week and a half.  Then I'll have to call the accountant to find out how they want me to drop this stuff off to them.

Friday night I started a doggie ghan.  It's a pretty tan color called Buff Fleck.  When it gets a bit bigger, I'll take a photo to share.  In between things I need to finish the two pockets for the Aran wrap.  Then, of course, all the pockets for both wraps need to be sewed on.  

Deanne came by and helped me to make a couple short videos for the crocheting, and then she figured out how to send them to our friend.  I don't use Messenger, but for this one thing I did and it worked.

Yesterday when I went out on my porch to get the mail, I noticed a bit of color in the little garden by the kitchen windows.  So, I grabbed my camera and oh my!  Spring flowers are popping up through the ground.  Amazing!

The last photo shows one of the tiny new shoots on one of the rose bushes.  Woo Hoo!  Spring is coming!  

On that happy note, I'm off to make some lunch, and then it's tax time again.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Having Fun With Patterns And Yarn

February 26, 2021

Good morning.  Tis cold outside, but the sun is shining.  Temps today may even hit forty degrees.  Do you suppose the warmer temps may be on their way into New England?  Wouldn't that be nice!  

Here's an image I borrowed from the web.  

Yesterday, Deanne came by and brought me a big bowl of Shepherd's Pie for my supper.  Yum Yum!  There was enough for two meals so you can guess what I'm having for supper later today.   Thank you Deanne, it was delicious!  You know, cooking is not my forte but my children are wonderful cooks.  

Last night I spent some time trying to figure out a pattern for my doggie ghans.  (ghans is short for afghan)  I know the pattern but I was trying to figure out how many chains to start with in order to end up with how many pattern stitches.   Normally this should not take very long, but my brain takes a bit longer these days to figure things out.  

I went through my yarn stash and found some nice colors to use for my doggie ghans, and I put some yarn aside for my friend to practice with.  I have two small videos to make (how to make the chains) and (how to make the single crochet).  Gosh, this would be so much easier if we could just get together for a while and I could show her in person how to do this.  Alas, it is what it is.

With so many fun projects on tap, my days are full up.  I have to make an appointment with myself just to wash the dishes.  (that's a joke! hahaha)  The dishes just aren't as much fun.  

I just tried to send my little videos from my phone to my laptop and they won't go.  It says they are too big.  (they really are just tiny) .  This changes my plans.  Now I will have to transfer the videos from the phone to the laptop via a USB cord, and then put them on a thumbdrive.  Okay, I can do this.

Now I'm going to go see about those dishes and then do a bit of blog reading.  Before I go, let me share this image with you.  (image borrowed from web)  This is really interesting if you stop and think about it.  Most folks don't realize how well off they are.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Only Twenty Three Days Till Spring!

February 25, 2021

Good morning.  I noticed this morning how much earlier daylight is breaking.  I love that the days are getting longer.  It just means that Spring is getting closer.  It's only twenty three days now till Spring.  

Let me apologize for that article on mixing bleach with Dawn dish soap.  It was incorrectly written.  There is no ammonia in Dawn.  I'll have to do a better job of checking these articles before sharing them here.  However, it is still dangerous to mix chemicals with cleaning products.

Yesterday I took the day off from my laptop.  I did read a few blogs, then shut it down.  Deanne was coming by close to noon and we were going to take our lunch (and cameras) with us to the park.   As the morning went on though, I did not feel up to going out.  So, we had our sub sandwiches right here.

My breathing has been not so great lately and it keeps me from wanting to go out anywhere.  Hopefully, next week we'll get a nice day and I'll be breathing much better so we can go to the park. 

Deanne did help me to make two very short videos for my crochet lessons. When I think I have enough information gathered, I'll make another new page on my blog and post my videos and other information for learning to crochet, in case anyone is interested as soon as I figure out how to do it with this newer version of Blogger.  There are still things I haven't figured out yet.

I found a helpful item on the web and borrowed it to share with you.  No wonder I always had trouble giving my doggie his meds.  I forgot the milk!

Today I want to call about the second vaccine shot appointments.  I was told to call back toward the end of the week.  That's today and tomorrow.  Here's hoping the new shipment of vaccine came in.

Before I finish this post, let me share another beautiful image that I borrowed from the web.

Now I'm off to read some blogs before getting started on this new day.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Another Fun Project

February 23, 2021

Good morning.  Today's temps just might hit forty degrees today.  Yeahhhhhhh!  It will only be for an hour or so but I'll take it!  Every little bit of extra warmth helps.

Yesterday was a mish mosh day.  I didn't really accomplish everything I thought I might, but I did get a few things done.  Mighty few, but more than nothing.  I think as soon as the warmer sunny days start showing up on a daily basis, I'll be able to do even more each day.  That's when I'll have more energy.  Isn't it amazing how the earth and nature shape our daily life, yet so many people don't take pride in how they treat the earth and nature.   

I did call about an appointment for my second vaccine shot.  I was told to call back (the local board of health) at the end of the week and they might be able to give me an appointment then.  They are waiting for a new batch of the vaccine to arrive.

Sometime today I want to make a little video to help a friend learn how to crochet.  I already have one little video that I made earlier for another friend, but I need another one to show how to get started.  So that will be my big project for today.  Fun, fun, fun.

Of course, this isn't getting my tax stuff done.  Well I'll just have to find some time for that too.  I would like to have my major expense columns set up in my notebook by tonight.  I'll really try.  (don't laugh.  I really will try)

Here's something that I borrowed from the web that I thought worth sharing.  If you click on the image, it will get bigger and easier to read.

I don't have a lot to say today, so let me share one more image.  (borrowed from the web, of course.)  This is so very important and it doesn't cost us anything.  It will, however, make you feel really good about yourself.

Now I'm off to read some blogs before getting started on this new day.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Lots To Do Today

Good morning.  I stayed under the covers as long as I could this morning.  Oh my, it was so nice and toasty there.  Alas, a rumble from the tummy reminded me that breakfast is overdue.  So I got up and made breakfast.  

My phone app is saying that we can expect rain by mid afternoon, lasting till around nine o'clock tonight.  This is going to make for some wicked slippery roads for the morning work rush.  Temps today will be in the mid thirties, but will be below freezing for tomorrow's early morning traffic.  

Today will be a busy day.  I have several phone calls to make that will take some time.  After that, I really do have to work on my  tax stuff.  I know I keep saying it, but I procrastinate.  Why?  There's just something about doing the tax stuff that I find intimidating.  However, I don't like the idea of having to file late so I'll get it done.

I haven't been in the mood for crocheting but maybe tonight I'll pick it up again.  I just need to make the pockets for the Blue wrap to finish it.  The Aran wrap has less than twenty rows and two pockets to go.  I'm eager to start a new afghan.  I'll be making the doggie ghans while I'm working on the afghan.

Here's an image that I borrowed from the web that has me written all over it.  Hmmm, does this mean that there are other folks like me?

I can't finish this post without posting an image to help our animals.  As human beings, we all need to take responsibility for protecting our animals and keeping our earth safe and clean for all of us.  Please put trash into trash receptacles and not on the ground.  That also means no more balloons and such sent up in the air.  (it can kill birds and other animal life)

Now I'm off to read some blogs before getting started on this new day.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Congratulations, Mia And Jarod

February 21, 2021

Good morning.  It's been a really beautiful weekend  My granddaughter Mia got married yesterday to her best friend, Jarod.  Deanne and Eddie were there to celebrate with them and sent me so many wonderful photos.  Even though the gathering was on a small scale because of Covid 19, it was simply beautiful.  So, today I have lots of photos to share.   This is Eddie and Deanne waiting for the ceremony to begin.

A photo of the bride (and her sister to the left).

Snaps from the wedding.

To Mia and Jarod, I wish you many years of happiness and love.  May God Bless you both.  

We got more snow on Friday, and yesterday the plow guy came by again to plow the driveway.  I'll be so glad to see Spring get here.   Only twenty seven more days till Spring folks.  I looked it up on Google, but it doesn't say how many days till the warmer temps get here.  

Today I need to buckle down and get started on that tax stuff that I've been avoiding.  Tomorrow I need to call about getting an appointment for my second vaccine shot.  Looks like another busy week coming up for me.  It's good to be busy.  The time goes by faster and maybe Spring will get here quicker.  (I can dream, can't I?)

Now I'm off to do some blog reading before getting started on this new day.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Just A Short Post Today

February 19, 2021

Good morning.  I'm really getting a late start today.  Every now and then I have a bad breathing night and/or day.  Last night and today was one of them.  It's a speck better now than it was earlier this morning.  

Yesterday, I took my friend Kyra's advice and ordered take out Chinese food for my supper.  Oh my, yum, yum!  I haven't had it for so long.  It was simply delicious!  I saved half of it for today.  I really should treat myself to this every other month or so.

This morning, I finished the blue pocket wrap and started on one of the pockets.  I should be working on my tax stuff but I wasn't in the mood for it.  Maybe this weekend I can get a lot of it done.  

This is going to be a short post because I'm tired. (did not sleep well during the night)  But first I do want to share that my friend Beth in Austin, Texas finally has got her electric power back this morning.  They do not have water though.  They are bringing ice and snow indoors to melt to use to flush the toilet.  Beth says they have eight inches of snow in their yard.  Let's all pray that these awful situations end soon for the folks in all these areas. 

Take a look at your thermometer and you'll see that it's too cold for your animals to be left outside.  So PLEASE, PLEASE, BRING THEM INDOORS.  And not just tonight.  All day and all night until it's warm enough to be outdoors.

 Now I'm going to read some blogs before taking a nap.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

A Good Day Yesterday

February 18, 2021

Good morning.  Well, I had my first Covid shot yesterday and I'm okay.  I guess I let myself get all nervous about it when I didn't need to.  You know, when I was much younger, I was very brave.  Now that I'm older I'm more of a wimp.  I do want to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement.  It really did help me a lot.  

On the way home from getting the vaccination, Deanne and I stopped by Wendy's to get some lunch.  We ordered extra french fries and parked in a spot with room for lots of birds.  Then we fed french fries to the seagulls.  One bird even flew onto my car, right in front of my windshield.  Now THAT was the highlight of my day!

When we got back to my house, Deanne stayed with me for a while before going home through the park.  Naturally, she took a few photos of how beautiful it was there and sent them to me to share.  

Is it any wonder why I miss the park?  It's such a beautiful, peaceful place.  

After I had me a nap, I ate my supper, then attempted to watch TV.  I don't think I got to see much of anything because I kept dozing off.  Finally I just put on the old games channel.  This way I really didn't miss anything if I dozed off.  I think letting my nerves get the best of me made me wicked tired.

Before I leave to do some blog reading, let's all send prayers to the folks all around the country who are dealing with days of no electric power, icy sleet storms, too much snow, too much rain and empty food store shelves.  Then let us count our blessing if we are not having those problems.  

Till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Today's The Big Day!

February 17, 2021

Good morning.  Well, today is the big day.  Today I get my first vaccine shot.  I don't know if I'm happy or what.  The vaccine post online has an article about what folks who accompany us old folks should do after we get our shot.  Number one on the list is to not leave us alone for several hours, eight hours is best, because of the side effects we'll be experiencing.  

I wonder if this is written to scare us off so that we won't take the shot.  Or if it is true, why are we finding out about it in an obscure post hidden somewhere online.  Why haven't all the cities and towns sent this information out to all their residents?   A lot of older folks do not have internet or laptops and tablets.  

I'm curious to see how the clinic is set up.  Supposedly, it is a drive through.  We stay in our automobile, have all our identification ready (although we already had to give it to them online) and have the recipient arm bare of any clothing.  I guess we drive through a tent of sorts.  If nothing else, this is all very interesting.  I'll let you know how it goes on my next post.

If I'm having any side effects from the vaccine, I'm going to want to go to bed when I get back home.  I've already cooked my supper for tonight.  Late last night I was catching up on some programs that I had recorded, so I cooked today's supper, cooled it and put it in the refrigerator while I was enjoying "All God's Creatures, Great and Small" and "Blue Bloods."  

If I don't feel like cooking tomorrow, I can order something to be delivered.  If I don't post tomorrow, you'll know I'm under the weather and I'll post when I'm back up to snuff.  (I'll bet you haven't heard that phrase (up to snuff) in a long time.  

Last evening, I had a nice long phone chat with my cousin Anita.  It seems that the state of Pennsylvania isn't doing so good getting their senior citizens vaccinated.  They are telling their older citizens that it may be sometime between May and July before they might have the vaccine for them.  I don't know about you but I think this is awful.  The health of these older folks should be their state's first priority right after the medical folks and first responders.

Today I have a couple more photos of the beautiful swans at our local park.  I think it's just amazing how they are coping with all this horrible cold weather.  (photos by Deanne)

Before I go to do some blog reading, let me show you another word that you don't hear much of anymore.  When we were kids, piccalilli was a staple in every home.  Nowadays, we call it relish.

That's it for today.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

New Types Of Interest Fees

February 16, 2021

Good morning.  My phone app says we'll have temps as high as forty four degrees with rain today.  We need to enjoy it because tomorrow the temps drop back down into the twenties.  I'm trying very hard not to complain about the cold temps we've been having because we are no where near as cold as our Northern states.  They are beyond wicked cold!

Do you look at all the charges on your credit card bills?  I do, and I've noticed a new thing on one card.  They have started charging a "just because" interest fee. (this is not what the company calls it)  I called them to find  out why I was being charged this interest fee and they explained their new interest charge.  (I did not understand any of their explanation except that it had nothing to do with me)  I disagree about it being fair and legal so I told them to close out my account.  I would pay the new bill and then cut up my card.  

I'm beginning to wonder just what our new normal is going to be.  Will we ever get rid of the masks?  If not, what will we do about the folks who cannot breathe while wearing the masks?  Will we have to start paying for the costs of any changes that companies have had to make in order to stay in business?  I can understand helping to pick up the cost of some of these changes, but an interest fee on credit cards?  What new costs did these credit companies incur?  

Actually, some creditors are enjoying lots of new late charges, saying that the payments did not reach them by the due dates.  Check your bank statements.  They will show you the date your check was cashed.   Then check with your creditor and ask why it took several days after cashing your check to post the payment to your account.  I did.  They did not have an answer.

End of rant.  How about an image showing an overload of cuteness?  I just could not  pass this image by without sharing it with you.  It is just too precious!

A few days ago, Deanne stopped in the park to take some photos of the swans.  A lot of the water in the ponds is frozen, leaving small patches of water for the birds.

One of the first things I'd like to do when the warmer temps get here is to take a ride to the park and take photos of the water birds.  I'll take my lunch with me and make it a picnic.  

It's time now for me to start working on my tax stuff.  I've put it off as long as I dare.  I looked up on Google for information about this year's deadline date for filing our taxes and it said the April 15 date stands.  So, that's what I'll be doing for a while.  If I just get expenses all listed in columns before the end of this month, I'll be able to finish up my part in plenty of time to get everything to the tax accountant by mid March.

On that note, I'm going to stop now and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till next time, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Memories And Good Food

February 15, 2021

Good morning.   Did you know that there are only thirty three more days till Spring?  I'm keeping my fingers and toes all crossed hoping that the warmer temps arrive with the new season.  

It's only two more days till my first vaccine shot.  Have any of you received the second shot yet?  I'm a bit nervous about that one.  I've been reading a lot of stories about how sick folks are getting after their second shot.  The last thing I need right now is to get sick.  Well, I have three more weeks to think about it.

Did anyone watch the Grand Ole Opry Special on TV last night?  What a difference between this new Opry building and the old Opry building.  I went to "Fan Fair Week" in Nashville one year (1992) and got to see parts of this building.  I love Country music and I'm so glad that I got to go to this awesome week long event.  Here's a photo of me and a fabulous young country music singer, Joe Barnhill.

Hmmm, memories!  My friend Ginny May and I drove to Nashville (Tennessee) twice.  The first year, we enjoyed visiting different sites around town.  The second year was for the week of Fan Fair.  We got to meet so many of the country music stars.  It was simply awesome.  Two things that have always stayed in my mind about these trips was the sun coming up in the morning as we drove through the mountains, and seeing herds of buffalo grazing along the roadside.  Simply beautiful!

I found a new crochet pattern for an adorable dress.  No, I'm not going to make it, but I can appreciate how pretty it is.  You can find it at Annie'  (Birdie Crochet Dress - Annie's 159045_3)

If my girls were still in school, I might give this dress pattern a try.  I used to love making their clothes.  Now, in my elder years, I prefer to stick with easy patterns that don't require a lot of thinking.  

I was going to be making a pot of meat sauce and pasta today, but yesterday Deanne and Eddie stopped by with a huge dinner that Deanne had cooked for me.  It was delicious and there was enough for two suppers.  I'm going to enjoy the rest of it today.  The pasta will wait till tomorrow.  

Now I'm going to do a it of blog reading before starting this new day.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 14, 2021


February 14, 2021

Good morning.  Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.  I hope each of you received a Valentine card from a friend or loved one.  We're never too old to enjoy getting a Valentine card.  I got some too, from homemade cards to "pop up" cards.  It's such a wonderful way to say I love you.

This little image that I borrowed from the web isn't a Valentine, but it could be.  These little mice are so happy that you can't help but smile and be happy too.

So, what have I been doing this weekend?  Not a whole lot!  But I did crochet quite a few rows on the Aran pocket wrap.  There are now less than thirty rows to go to finish it.  I'd still like to make a couple more of these wraps, but I'll mix in a few doggie "ghans" as I go.  

Audrey sent me a new photo of great granddaughter Alena proudly showing off her newly acquired yellow belt.  Alena takes Hapkido lessons.  Congratulations to you Alena.  Meema is very proud of you.

I've been skipping around on the TV channels to find something interesting (to me) to watch.  What's being offered is very disappointing so I've settled on Pinkalicious and Peterrific.  Now that's sad, isn't it?  Well, it's early.  Maybe there'll be some decent adult programs (re-runs) on as the morning gets closer to noon time.

I'm trying to decide whether or not I should do some laundry today.  I was also thinking about making a pot of meat sauce and pasta but I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer.  I'll do that now and maybe I can make the sauce and pasta tomorrow.  

Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and do some blog reading.  So, Y'all stay safe and have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Extra BRRRR!

February 12, 2021

Good morning.  It's really cold this morning.  I feel so bad for all living creatures/beings that have to be outdoors today.  Temps are single digits this morning.  Where are you Spring??  We need you!  I wonder, do we really need these nasty cold temps?  Are they really serving an important service?  Hmmm, I can't think of any.  Can you?

Last evening, I worked on the blue pocket wrap, and finally used up all the yarn in that huge ball of wrapped yarn.  And, I got to start another new skein of yarn.  I now have nineteen more rows to go to finish the wrap.  Well, sort of.  I still have to make the pockets and sew them on.

I think before I finish this blue wrap, I'll work on the Aran wrap and get it close to being finished.  This way, they'll both be done around the same time and I can start a new project.  I do have another color yarn that I was hoping to use for a pocket wrap.  It's sort of a dusty, faded sage green.  It sounds odd, but it really is pretty.  I'll have to think about it.  

I'm thinking I'd like to make a batch of doggie "ghans" to send to a rescue.  There's a red barn full of chairs, couches, doggie beds, toys, etc.  It's a place full of old and needy doggies that no one wanted.  So sad, because they all just want love.  The folks at this place give all the doggies lots of love.  They let each and every doggy know just how awesome they are. 

This past week my new blog book arrived.  Here are photos of the front and back covers.

For those of you planning on buying something to melt the ice in your driveway, here's a product that won't hurt animals and children.  A lot of products that melt the ice also burn the animals feet.

Now I'm off to read some blogs.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

An Awesome Snowman!

February 11, 2021

Good morning.  I tried my best to sleep late this morning, but I couldn't get back to sleep.  So I got up and made breakfast.  Today I had a breakfast bowl.  Eggs, potatoes, cheese and sausage.  I added a couple extra sausage links to it.  Add a cup of coffee, orange juice and toast, and it's a great way to start my day.  

Speaking of new days, I found this image on the web and borrowed it.  It's something for all us "oldies" to remember.  Every morning is a gift.  We are lucky to be able to grow old.  Not everyone gets this gift.

Well, I put some more rows on the blue pocket wrap.  Remember all those rows that I had to rip out?  And I had rolled the yarn into a huge ball?  I've put a lot of those rows back on and I still have a large ball of yarn to go through before all the torn out rows are re-crocheted.  Sighhhhhhh.  I'm getting there.

I also did away with a bag full of junk mail.  I tried using a black "Police" (brand name) ink stamper on the junk mail.  It only works on half of the mail.  It all depends on the type of paper being stamped.  On some, the ink covers everything, and on the rest it does not cover any printing.  You also have to give the ink a few minutes on each piece of paper to dry.  Other wise, the wet ink gets on everything.  This is my little "Police" ink stamper.

I downloaded a photo from the web that a friend had posted.  Someone  has a wonderful sense of humor and showed it when they were outside shoveling snow during one of the recent snow storms.  I just love love this snowman!

Before I forget, Deanne heard on the radio yesterday that folks over 75 in my town could go online and get an appointment for the Covid vaccine.  So she went online and got me an appointment for next Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Now I'm off to read some blogs.  Till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

I Think I Have A Plow Guy Coming Today

February 10, 2021

Good morning. Yesterday I hired a plow guy to come by today.  He said he might even come last night when the snow stopped, but he did not.  So, I'm hoping he is going to come by today.  If he doesn't, I just don't know.  It's difficult doing business with people who don't call you back or keep you informed of what they are planning.  We'll see.

I got up really early this morning just in case.  I watched a bit of TV and crocheted a few rows on the Aran pocket wrap.  Then I made breakfast.  Whoa!  I just got a call.  My plow man is right outside my door.  I'll be right back........

This is awesome.  He's even going to clear the space in front of my steps.  I didn't think he could maneuver his plow in there but he can.  (My car is still parked in front of my porch, and it's covered with snow.  This makes it difficult to get a plow truck close to my steps.)  You can bet I'll be calling him from now on when it snows.  

Last night I managed to write a letter and some cards that are needing to be put in the mail this morning.  I'm starting to get back into my regular old routine.  Sort of.  I'm working on making a new list of birthdays and anniversaries.  Another project I want to do soon is to clean out my big freezer of any old food that is not going to be eaten.  

Now I want to remind everyone that it's too cold outside to be leaving animals out there.  If it's not comfortable for you to stay outside all day and night, then it's too cold for the animals.  I know I sound like a broken record, but please help these beautiful souls.  If you were out there with them, they would cover you with their body to keep you warm.  Think about that!

 A while ago I found another version of this next image and posted it here.  I came across this one a few days ago on the web and just had to share it.  I love the imagination used to create this image.

Now I'm off to do some blog reading before getting into any fun mischief.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Woo Hoo! My Last Package Has Finally Been Delivered!

February 9, 2021

Good morning.  How about that!  My last calendar package that I mailed out early in December has finally been delivered.  It only took almost two months..  I'm just glad to know that it finally got there.  

We've been getting quite a bit of snow lately, and I'm having a problem finding a snow plow driver to come and plow a lot of the snow away.  I have called lots of numbers and left lots of messages.  This morning I finally got the first return call, only to say that they don't plow anymore.  

Today we are expecting several more inches of snow.  All day and into the night.  I just called the Town Hall clerk to see if there is a listing of people who do residential snow plowing, and there is no list.  Hopefully, someone will answer from the messages that I left.

The good news this week is that great granddaughter Alena made the local news in her hometown.  Her school class had a guest speaker, and some of the students were featured in the newspaper article.  Alena was one of them.  She's in the middle bottom photo.

I wonder if our kids will ever get back into their classrooms.  It's beginning to look like this Covid 19 thing is going to last another year at least, not to mention the new viruses that are showing up in a lot of places.  We don't even know yet how they will affect the situation.  

How about the vaccines?  Are many of you able to get the vaccine?  Has it been made available to your neighborhoods yet?  Our governor says lots of places are being set up in our cities and towns to give out the vaccine, but so far there are none of them open yet.  

I wonder why it is taking so long to get the vaccines to the public.  Some folks are being told that the vaccine won't be available to them until June or July.  Someone told me that it has to do with the fact that special freezers are needed to store the vaccine and not very many places have access to these freezers.  Can this be so?  Hmmm, food for thought.

I found this adorable image on the web and had to borrow it to share with you.  Wouldn't it be fun if we could just knit or crochet us a few new friends?  

I also borrowed an image that shows Maxine's thoughts on the Big Game this past weekend.  She's a hoot!

Well, that's my news for today.  I have more calls to make, trying to find someone who plows snow.  So, till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Where Oh Where Has My Package Gone?

February 7, 2021

Good morning.  Tis gray and cold outside and we'll probably be getting more snow.  I've listened to two different weather forecasts on TV this morning, plus looked at my phone app.  They are all different.  I would like a job like that.  Give a "maybe" forecast and get paid big bucks.  

Folks, I do believe the U. S. Postal System is on its way out of business.  Early in December, I mailed out most of my calendars and Christmas cards.  It's February, and we're still waiting for one to arrive at its destination.  

And it's not just me.  Other folks are having the same problems.  I looked it up on Google, and the Post Office Management is blaming it on Trucks and Planes availability, shortage of employees because of Covid 19 and because of the new practices put into place to keep employees safe.  

I'm not buying this.  Amazon is delivering a lot of more of their own parcels, Christmas is over and folks have supposedly been wearing masks, washing hands often and distancing for a year.  With so many folks out of work, it should not have been a problem hiring temporary workers to make sure the mail and packages got delivered in a timely manner.  

Next week is Valentine's Day.  Oh my heavens!  Can you just imagine the headaches this is going to give the Postal System trying to handle the deluge of valentines?   The solution?  Put them in a box and mail them via UPS.  This might cost more, but at least they will arrive on time.  (I'm just being sarcastic)  

I do feel bad for my mailman.  He does his best to get the mail here.  But he can only control the mail he is given to deliver.  It's the system that is causing the ruckus.  Enough said.  

Moving on to fun things.  Friday, my daughter Deanne and her coworker Mina both wore red to work to take a stand against heart disease.  You gals are so special.  (Mina on left, Deanne on right)

This morning I'm watching a sewing program on TV.  We're being shown how to make baby bibs from guest, hand and bath towels.  What a neat idea!  The bibs are so cute!  And they make wonderful gifts.  I'll bet this idea can even be used to make adult bibs from the bath towels.  The program can be found on Rhode Island PBS - Sewing With Nancy or (

Now it's time for me to do some blog reading.  I really do enjoy reading your blogs.  That and a cup of coffee is a great start for my day.  

Till next time, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, February 5, 2021

What's Up With The Mail Service?

February 5, 2021

Good morning.  Tis a gray day so far.  My phone app says it should start raining soon and temps should get up to 39F degrees.  Woo Hoo, a little heat wave!  Wet and warm!  (sort of)

It's been rather quiet around here.  I haven't really been doing much of anything.  Just the ususal, wash dishes, cook a bit, deal with bills, etc.  I can't wait for the warmer temps to get here so that I can sit out on my porch and watch the birds and small critters.  Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh. (image borrowed from web)

Spring will be here in 43 more days.  Hopefully, the warmer temps will be here then too.  I was hoping to try a hanging tomato plant this year, but I have to see if it will actually grow on the porch.  I haven't been having much luck with planting in the yard, so the porch might just work better.  We'll see.

You know, last September I turned my Time Share back in to the managing company.  It is expensive to maintain, and if I can't go there and use it, then I can't justify the expense.  I really love it there, but with Covid 19 everywhere, I can't take the chance of travelling anywhere.  Today I called them to remind them that I never received any confirmation papers from them.  They said they never received my paper work.  

This is leaving me very unhappy with the U.S. Postal Service.  A lot of my mail has gone missing.  I've had to put stop payments on checks that I sent to pay bills, track packages for weeks - some that never got to their destination, and now even lost regular mail.  

Seriously, you can't blame all of this on Covid 19.  It didn't all happen at the same time either.  It started back in February 2020 and is still happening a year later.  I really wish we had an alternative way to send our mail. 

Ah well, I woke up again this morning, so it is still a good world to be in.  Here's a giggle for you.  I found this actually on sale on Amazon.  Can you believe it?  

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

A Litrtle More Snow

February 4, 2021

Good morning.  Yup, we got a little more snow during the wee hours into early morning.  Just enough to coat everything with a new layer of the white stuff.  Yes, it's pretty.  And yes, it's a pain in the nooftee.  Try looking that word up on Google.  

It's just a word that my brother and I made up years ago.  However, I spent quite a while reading lots of various meanings of the word on Google.  Folks, language is fun.  So have some fun with it.

Well, yesterday I still did not get any call backs from the different plow folks that I had called on Tuesday.  Joe went out and chipped away and shoveled up just about all the chunks of ice from the driveway.  It looked really nice when he was finished.  

I kept busy all day, although I can't really think of anything that I did.  But that's how a lot of my days go now.  I did wrap a couple of small gifts for my daughters Deanne and Audrey.  After I give them the gifts, I'll share what it is.  

Today is probably national "something" day, but I'm not sure what.  So, how about we make it National Be Nice To Someone Day?  This won't cost you anything but a little time.  Helping someone, or just being nice to them can make a big difference in their day.  (next image borrowed from web)

Actually, you know it's really fun to do something nice unexpectedly for someone else.  And, it's good for your soul.  Sometimes, it's only a warm smile to a stranger, or just holding a door for someone.  Nice takes on all sorts of forms.  Try it, you'll like it.

My cousin Anita hasn't been feeling so good lately, so I I'll give her a call to make sure she's on the mend.  She has a little dog and a parrot.  The parrot keeps her in good spirits by talking to her all day long.  This bird has quite a vocabulary, and picks up just about everything it hears.  

Here's another nice image that I borrowed from the web.  It defines "friends" perfectly.  Friends are the treasures in our life.  If we even have one friend, we are blessed.

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

Hugs, Edna B.