Friday, July 30, 2021

Chirp, Chirp

July 30, 2021

Good morning.  My goodness, only two days of July left!  The year is starting to fly again.  It won't be long before I'll be doing a countdown to Spring again.  However, we still have three months of good weather to enjoy first.

Last night, we finally got a bit of rain.  Not much though.  It came down fast and heavy, and was gone in a few minutes.  Of course, it waited until after I had gone out and watered the plants.  

I seem to have a new sleep pattern that has me waking up wicked early every morning.   So, this morning I decided to type my post early in case I'm napping later this morning.  At the moment, I'm watching a TV ad for the Singing Bird clock.  Nope, I did not buy it, but I do enjoy hearing all the different birds chirping.  It would be a great way to learn how to recognize these birds without seeing them.

I finally finished sewing the last pocket on the pink wrap.  I don't know why it takes me so long to do this except that sewing them on is not my favorite part of the project.  I'm noticing lots of new patterns popping up now for pocket wraps, both knitted and crocheted.  

Yesterday, my open Hibiscus flowers were only open halfway.  Is this because the sun was not shining?  I did not know that they did this.  I'll have to keep a closer eye on them to see if this is what is happening.  The blossoms are gorgeous!

Here's an interesting stain removal chart that I found online and thought you might like.

Now I'm going to make some breakfast before settling down to some blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bathing Beauty

July 29, 2021

Good morning.  Today is sunny with temps in the seventies.  A really nice summer day.  Let's hope it stays nice for the rest of the summer.

This morning's TV ware is interesting.  I'm watching "Elinor Knows."  So far, I've learned why bats hang upside when they are resting.  It makes things easier for them, plus they have special toe nails that can hang on to most anything without using their muscles.  And, they can fly easier from this position.  Did you know that?  Now they are showing how paper is made.  Very interesting indeed.

I found a couple really beautiful photos online and just have to share.  These photos were taken by Rahul Singh, a wildlife photographer.  He was in just the right place to see this tiny little bird taking a bath on a flower petal.

I've been checking out some new little crochet projects and I think I may have found something that I'd like to make.  Once I finally decide if that's the one I want to try, I'll let you know what it is.  No sense in getting excited about a project if I'm not going to make it.

I have plenty of yarn, both cotton and acrylic.  I'm going to have to inventory it again one of these days.  Audrey and I inventoried it a couple years ago, but I've used a lot of it and added some to it since then.  This updated list is very helpful when I'm thinking of making something.  

My Hibiscus plant is blooming again.  It's just gorgeous!  Tomorrow there should be a couple more blossoms.

In the Fall, we'll re-pot this plant and bring it indoors for the winter.  This plant does not survive our winter weather.  I may have to put a little screen around it to keep the cat from playing with it.  He seems to enjoy breaking pieces off my other plants.  (houseplants)

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Teeny Tiny Dragons?

July 27, 2021

Good morning.  It looks quite lovely outside right now, but it is going to be another hot hot day.  My phone app says we may get a little rain sometime tonight.  Maybe.  Temps should be getting a bit cooler starting tomorrow.

I've been reading up on the new virus surges and whether we should have vaccine mandates in work places, etc.  It sounds like quite a political snaggle.  It shouldn't be, but it will be.  There are quite a lot of heated arguments for the rights of many individuals.  On the other hand, what about the rights of the rest of the individuals?   

I think an employer should have the right to mandate vaccines for all their employees.  This would be to benefit the health of all the employees and their families.  On the  other hand, the employees do have the right to work somewhere else that does not mandate vaccines if they wish.

Of course, this is just my opinion.  We are all entitles to this.  Normally I don't get into political issues, but when it affects me, then I guess I can speak up.  I enjoy being able to go out shopping, or to a restaurant, or anywhere else where there are other folks and not have to worry about getting sick.  I think we all should have this right.

Enough said.  Here's another photo of one of my pretty pink lilies.  Nature is pretty awesome, isn't she?

Speaking of Nature, there is still a lot of it that is new to us.  Like this Dragon Mantis.  Have you ever heard of a Dragon Mantis?  I haven't.  Till now.  What an interesting little creature.  (Photo by IG: ennisanna fei.)  (I borrowed photo from web)

The Dragon Mantis measures about 1.6 inches and is found in the rainforests of Ecuador and Peru.  It has a lifespan of about one to six months depending on the species.  It eats insects, frogs, lizards, etc.   (information from Google)

Any thoughts on Windows 11?  I think it's too complicated for me to try on my laptop.  That is, if it will even work on my laptop.  I believe I will wait it out, and maybe in a few years I'll be ready for a brand new laptop that comes with the new version of Windows already installed.

That's my news for today.  Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, July 26, 2021

New Blooms

July 26, 2021

Good morning.  Tis going to be hot today and tomorrow.  I was hoping for some rain for today but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.  

This morning on Sewing With Nancy (TV) the topic was how to fix your pattern to fit your own measurements.  It was quite interesting, and would have been so handy to know many years ago when I used to make my own clothes.  I don't sew anymore, but I do enjoy watching this program.

My beautiful Hibiscus plant will be blooming again soon.  It has lots of new buds.  Here's a photo I took yesterday.  Pretty soon this plant will be needing a new, bigger pot.

It was rather warm during the night so I didn't get a lot of sleep.  Every now and then I would get up and crochet a row or two or do a "word find" puzzle.  The TV programs during the night are rather good, crime stories and game shows.  So it's easy to keep occupied when I'm not sleeping.   

I found this wicked funny cartoon on the web and just had to share it here.  I hope it gives you a nice case of giggles to start your day.

Now I'm going to make a cup of coffee and some breakfast.  Then we'll see what will be for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Sunday, July 25, 2021


July 25, 2021

Good morning.  No sun this morning.  My phone app says we should have a speck of rain this morning, and again later today.  That would be nice because my plants are wanting a drink.  Of course, if it doesn't rain, I'll go out and water them.  So we'll see.

I finally sewed the pockets on to the red pocket wrap.  One down, one to go.  I'll sew the pockets on the pink one today.   I've got about thirty five rows done on each of the two new wraps.  They are really looking nice.

Friday afternoon, us girls went to The Olive Garden for lunch.  Mmmm! Mmmm!  Here are two photos that we took outside the restaurant.  First photo - Deanne, Me, Caroline.  Second photo - Jazzy, Me, Deanne.

The food was great, and we had a fun visit.  I'm thinking we need to do it again.

Does anyone know the name of this plant?  I've been looking it up in my books, but I haven't found it yet.   I did find a plant on Google that looks like it but I'm not sure.  (Creeping Bellflower)

The write-ups on Google were not favorable to this plant.  It was called noxious and invasive, and there was lots of information on how to get rid of it.  To be honest, I think it's beautiful. 

I looked up weeds on Google.  I found an interesting article listing several of the most noxious weeds.  For each weed, information was given on why it was so bad and how to eradicate it from your property.  Then the nutritional and medicinal values were listed.  How can the plant be so bad that you must destroy it when it can be eaten and/or used as medicine?  

Sunday morning's TV offerings aren't very interesting (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Nature Cat, etc) so I end up watching the kids' programs.  To be honest, these programs are really interesting and fun to watch.  The 2020 Olympics are on but I'm not really interested. I don't enjoy watching sports on TV anymore either.  Too many politics involved.

"Making The Cut" is back on  (Amazon Prime) so I'm going to watch that today.  There are two episodes each week.   I love watching these folks create beautiful clothes.  Well, not all the clothes are beautiful to me, but the creativity is.

Now I'm off to make some breakfast and a cup of coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, July 23, 2021

A Fun Recipe For You

July 23, 2021

Good morning.  Today is really quite lovely.   It's supposed to be sunny with temps in the seventies all day.  A perfect summer day.  

Well, the groceries came yesterday.  I had forgotten to check the "no substitutes" so they substituted four of my items for similar items.  I can't complain because I should have known better.  I'll have to be more careful next time.  

Well, I decided to make a couple more pocket wraps to put in my Christmas tote.  Here are the two colors I've decided to use.  Daffodil and Raindrops (from Herrschners).  

I started both of these pocket wraps last night, and oh my, they sure are pretty!  They'll keep me busy until I can decide on a new project.  

Today I'll share a few more photos of the flowers in my yard.  Some lilies and a pink rose.  

I found an interesting recipe in my "Spa Apothecary" book that I thought I would share with you.  It's for a dry shampoo.  Some of us can't wash our hair and be in a room or building that is air conditioned while our hair is wet, so dry shampoo can be very useful.

Ingredients (for Light Hair):  2/3 cup cornstarch, 4 drops of an essential oil of your choice.                    

Ingredients (for Dark Hair):  2/3 cup cornstarch, 2/3 cup cocoa powder, 4 drops of an essential oil of your choice.

Directions:  Mix all ingredients in a small jar with a shaker top.  Sprinkle on your hairbrush or directly on your roots and brush through.  Be sure to clean your brush regularly.  This mixture will be enough for approximately twenty uses.

If anyone tries this recipe, let me know what you think of it.  

Now I'm off to enjoy some blog reading.  In a few hours, we'll be off to lunch at the Olive Garden.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Still Lots Of Blossoms

July 22, 2021

Good morning.  Yesterday was supposed to have a lot of rain (according to my phone app) but that did not happen.  However, we did get a nice little downpour during the night.  Short, but nice.  Today is looking really nice.  It's supposed to be sunny all day with temps in the upper seventies.  Super nice!

I seem to be in a "no crochet" funk lately.  It happens every now and then.  I'll be fine as soon as I decide on a new project.  Of course, I could always make another pocket wrap or two and put them in my Christmas tote.  Hmmm, I just might do that.  

Today I have a grocery order being delivered.  I just checked my email and so far they have not said that they are out of any of the items on my order.  I hope it stays that way.  Deanne will be stopping by after work to help me put it all away.  What would I do without her?  I've been blessed.

Tomorrow I get to take Deanne and her best friend, Caroline, out to lunch at Olive Garden for their birthdays that were earlier this month.  (July 2)  This is a photo of these girls two years ago on their birthday.  (left - Caroline, right - Deanne)

Today I have photos of some of the blossoms in my yard.  Yellow and white lilies, and Rose of Sharon.

There are lots of other blossoms, but I'll save them for another post.  One plant I'd like to add to my yard is the honeysuckle vine.  Hummingbirds and butterflies love it and I think it's beautiful.  

Earlier, I bought the "Picture This" app.  Now I have to try to learn how it works.  I've tried once and failed miserably.  I was really hoping it would be easy, but no soap.  

Now I think I'll get a bottle of cold water and enjoy a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Beautiful Blooms

July 20, 2021

Good morning.  Thanks everyone for info about the medicare TV ads.  This morning I'm watching "Leave It To Beaver."  None of these ads are on this station so far.  

The rain has stopped for a while and the sun will be out today with temps in the eighties.  However, my phone app says we'll have more rain tomorrow.  The plants and flowers seem to be loving all the rain.  My tomatoes are coming right along, and even Deanne's upside down tomato plant is finally producing fruit.

Deanne's roses and lilies are loving all the rain too.  These is her Coral Girl rose and her white lilies.  Aren't they gorgeous?

It's time to put together another grocery order for delivery one day soon.  I meant to do it yesterday, but I got busy and forgot.  Today I think maybe I'll sew those pockets on to the pocket wraps.  Then maybe I can get a photo of them before putting them away in the Christmas tote.  

I really should start thinking about what I want to do about my new calendar for next year.  Maybe I'll use flower photos.  We've had a lot of pretty flowers this year, and the year isn't over yet.  There'll be lots more beautiful blooms.

Perry Mason is on TV now so I think I'll stop and watch it.  I'll post again on Thursday.  So, till then, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Just A Little Rant About Social Security

July 19, 2021

Good morning.  We had a bit of rain during the night, and it's raining this morning.  I just checked, and my yellow lilies are still standing.  I thought the rain might have knocked them down.  This photo was taken a couple days ago.  They still look very much like this.

Am I the only person to notice that TV has been shoving Medicare ads down our throats constantly for almost a year now?  I wonder why.  I don't remember it being this way in the past.  I also wonder who or what is paying for all these TV ads.  

The ads state that depending on which state you live in, you might be eligible for some extra benefits.  When did Social Security start being a state by state thing?  I thought it was federal.  I'm also curious why some retired actors and sports figures are eligible for these new benefits when a lot of low income elderly are not eligible.   (I guess depending on the state they live in)

Maybe Social Security should put out a booklet describing exactly what benefits there are and who is eligible for them.  This booklet should be given to every person on Social Security.  And they should cut back on a lot of the TV ads.  There are so many of them that they are really annoying.  Sigh....I guess I have a lot more to learn.

Enough of my mini rant!  Today will be quiet.  I've decided to make a meat sauce.  I'm a pasta person, so I'll enjoy the pasta more than the meatloaf.  I also want to look through my yarn stash to see if I have a color that temps me to start a new project.  

Here's a lovely thought for today.  Smiling is so easy to do and can bring so much happiness to people.  (and to animals too)  Image borrowed from web.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 18, 2021


July 18, 2021

Good morning.  We had a thunderstorm roll through here very early this morning.  At 4:50 a.m. there was a loud crash of thunder, then the skies opened up and the rain was coming down so heavy at times you almost could not see through it.  Twenty minutes later it stopped.

Not much new going on here.  I did finish the two pocket wraps, and I made all the pockets.  I just have to sew the pockets on to the wraps.  Now I'll have to give some serious thought to the next project.  I suppose I could work on the yellow afghan that I started over a year ago.  That should keep me busy till I come up with a new project.

I finally got to pick my first tomatoes.  Only one was a deep red, so I sent it home to Clyde.  I ate the other two.  Yum!   

Today, Deanne and Eddie stopped by and picked me a tomato off the other plant.  When the sun comes out again, I think I'll have me a whole bumper crop to pick.  Maybe next year I can plant a cucumber plant too.

I had the appointment with my heart doctor on Friday.  It was a good visit.  I do like this doctor.  Except for occasional blood work, I'm all set now with the doctors until the middle of October. 

Here's another interesting chart that I found on the web.  It's interesting to see how the price of the milk varies from state to state.  What about that Illinois price?  Is it real?

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Tis Hot And Humid

July 16, 2021 

Good morning.  Today is going to be a hot one with temps in the low nineties.  Not a great day to go out, but I do have a doctor appointment this afternoon.  Thank goodness my car has air conditioning.  

Last night was really warm and not a great night for sleeping.  The air was very humid all night.  I was hoping that tonight would be a lot cooler, but my phone app says that temps will be in the low seventies all night.  

Yesterday, I did do a bit of crocheting on the pocket wraps.  They each now have less than twenty rows left to be done.  At this rate, they'll be done soon.  I'll be needing to pick out a new project soon,

Today I have photos of some of Deanne's beautiful roses.  

And here's one of my gorgeous lilies.  These never fail to put on a colorful show.

A lot of my roses bloomed and went by.  I'm hoping that they will bloom again soon.  It's been a strange year for the gardens.  

How is your state doing with the Covid situation?  Most states have been trying to reopen everything, but there are still too many unvaccinated folks, so the virus keeps ramping up.  I'm sure there are other reasons why we can't shake this virus, but it would help if we had more folks vaccinated than unvaccinated.  At least I think it would.

There's no news today.  Hopefully, I'll get some good news from my bloodwork and breathing test.  That will make for a nice weekend.  Now I'm off to get ready for my appointment.  Later this afternoon, I'll catch up on some blog reading.  

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Hello Thursday!

July 15, 2021

Good morning.  It's looking beautiful outside my door this morning.  The sun is shining and temps will reach the low eighties this afternoon.  A perfect summer day.

Yesterday's breathing test is over and done with.  Thank heavens!  I had mistakenly thought it was going to be a stress test.  I was glad to be wrong.  And I was very glad when the breathing test was over.  Hopefully, tomorrow I'll get the results of how I did.  I see my heart doctor tomorrow.  

This weekend I'll have to uncover my tomato plants to see if any are ready to be picked.  I know there are two red cherry tomatoes.  I'll offer the first ones to Clyde.  There will be plenty to go around.  

I found a really interesting article on the web.  Ever wonder where all the cute fabrics came from that our Moms used to make our clothes?

The caption for this photo reads:   "1939.  Kansas Wheat.  When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks so the kids would have pretty clothes.  Pure kindness.  The label would wash out."

Here's another interesting image that I found on the web.  This would have been helpful when everyone was planting their gardens.  I'd keep it handy for next year.

Today is going to be a quiet day for me.  I'm going to work on the pocket wraps for a while, then have me a little nap.  There's a good chance that I can finish both of these wraps by the end of this month.  That would be nice.  

Now I'm going to get a fresh bottle of cold water and read some blogs.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Woo Hoo! Finally, A Red Tomato!

July 13, 2021

Good morning.  Today is going to be overcast with temps in the low seventies.   Tomorrow the warmer temps will be back.  I have two weather apps on my phone.  One of them says we have more rain coming this week, and the other one says we have no rain coming for a while.  Amazing!

I do have good news today.  Finally, I have a red tomato!  Woo Hoo!  This photo is a bit blurry because there is a net covering the whole plant.  The photo was taken yesterday, and you can see that it had been raining.

This one is a cherry tomato.  The other plant has bigger tomatoes, and some of them should be turning red soon.  Woo Hoo!  It sounds crazy to get excited about a tomato, but I've been planting them every year and so far I haven't been able to eat any of them.  I almost did last year, but when I picked the tomato and brought it in the house I saw the teeth marks on it.  

By the way, I found this tip online and thought I would share it.  The article said to sprinkle baking soda over the soil around the tomatoes and it would make bigger and sweeter fruit.  Hmmm, I'll need to try this next year.

For some reason, I did not get much sleep during the night.  Tomorrow's stress test is weighing heavy on my mind.  I know it shouldn't, but it's not something I'm looking forward to.  I'll be glad to see Thursday get here.

I've decided to send the pocket wraps to my cousin and her hubby early.  We'll call it Christmas in July.  I want them to have them before the really cold evenings get here.  Us older folks feel the cold more now than we did when we were younger.

Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  Then it will be time for lunch.  I'm thinking of making a ham and cheese sub sandwich.  Mmmmm!  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, July 12, 2021

To Mail Or Not To Mail

July 12, 2021

Good morning.  It's raining here, but later it will be sunny with temps in the seventies.  Just perfect!  I wonder if we can turn this rain into a nice snow storm for Wednesday?  That would be nice.  I'm not looking forward to the breathing (stress) test. 

On a brighter note, let me share a cute photo of Clyde enjoying a slice of watermelon.  Isn't he just the cutest?  

 Today I get to watch Law & Order re-runs on WE TV.  Every now and then, I'll switch over and watch one or two game shows, then back to crime.  I'll even crochet a few more rows on the pocket wraps.  They each have less than forty rows to go before I make the pockets.

I did call my cousin Anita, and she is feeling a lot better.  Thank you, thank you.  Anita is really very spunky, and I want to have her in my life for a long long time.  Here's a recent photo of my cousin Anita.

Lately I'm trying to decide whether I should wait till December to mail Christmas gifts to Anita and Ray, or if I should send them now.  At our age, the holidays don't always wait for us.  I'm leaning toward mailing the package early.  I made them each a pocket wrap and I want them to be able to enjoy them.  What do you think?

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Tis The Year To Bloom

July 11, 2021

Good morning.  Well, Elsa came and Elsa went.  Even though she left a lot of chaos in her path, she was kind to us and only brought a little wind and rain.  Today is going to be gorgeous with sunshine and temps in the mid to upper seventies.

Yesterday was really quiet here.  I crocheted a bit and called my cousin Anita to check on her.  She hasn't been feeling so good these past few days.  This is not good at our age.  I worry about her.  She's older than me, and she has to drive a distance to get medical care.  I'll be calling her when I finish this post.

Several years ago, my grandson Stephen gave me a cactus rose plant.  It blooms every few years.  This is its year to blossom.  What a beauty!

A friend of mine turned eighty today.  Happy Birthday Miss Bea.  I hope your day is filled with love and happiness.

I have no special plans for today.  Watching TV and maybe adding more rows to the pocket wraps.  I did take the meat sauce out of the freezer to thaw, so maybe I'll cook up a pot of pasta later on.  I'm also looking through some crochet patterns  that I might want to try.  

Before I leave to do some blog reading, let me share this image (borrowed from the web) with you.   I love how this little girl uses her umbrella to keep the rain off the little dog, even though she's getting soaked.

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

Hugs, Edna B.  

Friday, July 9, 2021

Here Comes Elsa!

July 9, 2021

Good morning.  We are still having tropical storm warnings, but so far the storm hasn't hit us.  My phone app says that we have lots of rain coming.  I have my little generator fully charged, so I'm ready.  Hopefully, the storm will come and go, leaving no damage behind in its path.

I switched the TV over to the Weather Channel this morning, but there was no sound on that channel.  I just checked, and they have since recovered the sound.  We are still under storm warning, and flood warning.  

I just went out on to the porch to check, and it is raining.  The storm has been in, and now out of, New York, and is headed right to us.  The weather forecaster says that the rain will be out of here by later this afternoon.  The bad news is that there is more rain behind all of this that is headed our way.  Ah well, we were asking for some rain.  

Yesterday, Deanne picked me up after work and we went to Dairy Queen for a delicious ice cream sundae.  I ordered a medium strawberry sundae.  YUM YUM!!!  Deanne had a pineapple sundae.

On the way home, we went through the park to see the swan families.  Oh my, the babies have grown so big!  And, they are all so healthy looking!  Here's a photo of one of the families.  This pair of swans have seven youngsters.  Aren't they beautiful!

I wonder, once all the little swans have finished growing up, where do they go?  Will they stay on our ponds or will they go somewhere else to make a new home?

Tomorrow I have an appointment to have bloodwork done.  Then during the week, I'll be having a breathing test.  On this one, wish me luck.  I did not do so well the last time I had one.  Then I see my heart doctor again.  Hopefully, that's it for quite a while.

Here's a pretty image that I borrowed from the web.  I love cardinals.  And the message is powerful.  It doesn't cost anything to say a few kind words to someone.  Try it.  I bet you'll like it.

That's my news for today.  Now I'm going to make a cup of coffee and do some blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all say safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.  

Thursday, July 8, 2021

How To Pick Out A Watermelon

July 8, 2021

Good morning.  Tis a really nice day today.  Temps will be in the low seventies.  Last evening, we had a thunder storm, and it really cooled things down.  

Yesterday was a very restful day.  I never once opened my laptop.  Of course, that means that today I have twice as much blog reading to catch up.  I was going to make a pot of meat sauce but I didn't get around to it.  So, that will be another project for today.  

I did get some crocheting done.  Both the pocket wraps now have less than sixty rows to go before they are ready for pockets.  I'll have to start looking for new crochet projects pretty soon.  I may even start a new afghan.  

Here's an interesting chart that explains how to pick a good watermelon.  

In case you can't read the small print, it says:

MALE -- elongated, watery.  FEMALE -- round and larger, sweet.  WHITE SPOTS -- tasteless.  ORANGE SPOTS -- delicious.  GREEN STEM  -- green watermelon.  DRY STEM -- ripe watermelon.  SMALLER WEBBING -- bland watermelon.  LARGER WEBBING -- sweet watermelon.

Here's another helpful tidbit about the garden.  I was not aware of this.

My weather apps say that we have tropical storm warnings for today and maybe tomorrow.  I'll need to keep an eye on this.  Now I'm off to catch up on my blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Little Mosky Is Growing Up!

July 6, 2021

Good morning.  The warm temps are back for a couple days, but it is really nice outside right now.  Remember the little broken mosquito plant that I got in the mail a while back?  Well, it's becoming quite a beauty.  I call it "Mosky" and pretty soon it will need a new pot so that it can grow really big.  Here's a photo I took yesterday of Mosky.

Some folks take the cutest photos.  I found this one on the web.  (photo owned by Paul Tymon)  What a cutie!!  Such a tiny mouse to be able to fit inside a chestnut shell.

I probably won't be posting here tomorrow.  I'm thinking of taking Wednesdays off for a while.   At least until life perks up a bit.  Not much happens now, making it difficult to come up with things to write about every day.  Hopefully, that will change soon.

Here's another interesting chart I found on the web.  It shows the most significant annual decrease for animals killed in shelters ever.  See how your state is doing.  I'd like to see every state make it to the "no kill" stage.  So far, it looks like only two states are there.

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.

Monday, July 5, 2021

A Day To Celebrate With Family And Friends

July 5, 2021

Good morning.  It's looking like another gorgeous day today.  Quiet, but nice.  Last night, there seemed to be fireworks all over town until very late.  Hopefully, they are all done.  I have to admit, this is the first year that I did not bother to watch any of the fireworks displays on TV.  

Not much is happening around here, but I do have some new photos that show some of my great grandchildren enjoying this Holiday weekend. The first photo is of Jack, Lilah and Alima.

This next photo shows Aurora and Xander having fun with friends.  (Aurora on left, Xander is the little guy in the front wearing the cap.

Today, Audrey and Mac are having a great time out on a fishing boat with their grandchildren, Alena and Zachary.

I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful day with your family and friends.  Now I'm off to do some blog reading.  Till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 4, 2021


July 4, 2021

Good morning.  Happy Fourth of July!  We've had a lot of rain lately, but today is turning out truly beautiful.  My tomatoes are loving the warm temps and all the rain.  They are still green, but there are lots of them. 

This is the weekend when there are lots of fireworks displays.  Please remember to keep your pets safe.

There's not much happening here.  Deanne came by with a few things that she picked up for me at the market.  What would I do without her?  She also took pics of some of my lilies.  

My beautiful Irises did not do well this year, at least not so far.  But the lilies are doing just fine.  I haven't been sitting out these past few days.  It's been too wet and cool.  Dryer days are coming so I'll be able to get back out on my porch.

Meanwhile, I'm enjoying a lot of re-runs on TV.  I need to get back to my crocheting too.  I've been neglecting it lately.  Every now and then I do take a break from it.   I also have to start working on my next blog book.  I have a nice coupon, but I think it runs out soon.  This afternoon, I'll pick out the photos for the front and back covers.

Now I'm heading for my kitchen to make a cup of coffee and some brunch.  Then I'll catch up on some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.