Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Farewell To August

August 31, 2021

Good morning.  Gosh, it's almost noon, and I've just woke up!  I did not get much sleep last night, and when I finally dozed off, it was almost time to get up.  While I was sleeping, August was taking her final bows.  Here's a cute image I borrowed from the web.

On a happy note, I did call the yarn company yesterday and was able to order some of those beautiful new colored yarns.  I'll have some photos to share on the next post.

During all this heat, my roses have not fared well, while Deanne's roses are thriving.  Have a look at these beauties.

My phone's weather app is not very smart.  It says that we should be getting some rain today, but then it shows a hot and cloudy day for all day.???  I wonder who makes these apps.  Are they really cooking on all burners?  Ah well, if nothing else, at least my app is entertaining.

Storm Ida has made her way East, and should get here in the next day or two.  Meanwhile, I'll have to go out in a while and water all my plants.  The Weather Channel is saying that we'll be getting some rain tomorrow afternoon and on Thursday.

Today is going to be another lazy day for me.  I'll package up the baby blanket and get it ready for mailing.  After that, ???  We'll see.  I'll do the dishes first and take it from there.  The "dishes" are mostly things that were in the refrigerator.  Last evening, I cleaned out the refrigerator.  It seems that lots of things get put in there and then forgotten about.  Yuk Yuk.  Are you like that too?

One of these days, I need to re-pot some new Aloe Vera plants.  They are all shoots from my big plant.  Deanne and I planted them in a long planter box earlier this year, and they are all doing really well.  Now I just have to find homes for some of them.

I can't remember if I ever posted a photo of Clyde enjoying a snack, so I'll post it today.  He really is such a cutie!

Now I'm going to make a cup of coffee and make some brunch.  Then I can do some blog reading.  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Hurricane Ida Is Now An Aggressive Tropical Storm

August 30, 2021

Good morning.  Are you noticing?  There's only today and tomorrow left in this month.  Time is picking up a little bit of speed.  In just a few weeks, we'll be starting a brand new season.  My phone app says that today will be sunny and very warm until mid afternoon.  Then we should be getting rain that will last for a few hours.  Of course, this is a "we'll see" situation.  My phone app doesn't always tell it like it is.

Yesterday was a quiet day here.  I did get to chat with my cousin for a while on the phone.  Her little dog, Ginger, hasn't been feeling so good these past few days.  I found a pretty plushy dog bed on line, and ordered it for her.  I'm hoping it will help her to feel better.  It's really a quite comfy bed.

I also worked on the pocket wraps for a while.  One of them is finally at the half way mark.  The other one needs about eight more rows to reach the half way mark.  Little by little.  I'm getting there.  

Today I want to call Herrschners to find out about some new yarn that I'm seeing in their latest catalogue, but is not posted online yet.  One is a new variegated yarn in baby pastels, and I want it to make my next crib blanket.  

Hurricane Ida may now be called a Tropical storm, but she has left horrendous loss and damage to so many folks,  The whole of New Orleans has no electrical power.  More than one million folks in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have no power.  The storm is still dumping lots of rain and will continue to do so as it moves East and Northeast.  We should be getting some rain from it by Thursday.  (according to the Weather Channel)  

I was talking to a friend of mine recently and we discovered that not all of us know what to do when there are tornado warnings in our areas.  So, I borrowed this image from the web and hope that it is helpful.

And don't forget to keep your pets safe.  They are part of your family.  Keep them with you and provide protection for them too.  

Now I think I'm going to head for the kitchen and whip up some breakfast and a cup of coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

My Cup Runneth Over

August 29, 2021

Good morning.  Today is going to be gorgeous!  Temps are supposed to stay in the upper seventies all day.  Woo Hoo!  During the night, I actually slept for more than four hours in one shot.  

I'm watching "Fit 2 Stitch" on TV.  The host is showing us how to make a wrap.  It's really quite easy, although I don't like how the wrap looks when you put it on.  Of course, that's a matter of personal taste.  Before this came on, the program was about teaching some new knit stitches.  I thought the "braid" stitch was quite interesting.  

I love these shows that teach you how to do things.  Even if I'm not going to try it, I enjoy learning the "how to" about things.  (Rhode Island PBS has a lot of these programs.)   

I finished the latest baby crib blanket and will soon wrap it up and send it off to Florida for the new great granddaughter due in October.  I've since learned that another great grandbaby is due in March.  Not sure yet what the gender is.  So, that makes three new babies.  Wow!  Talk about blessings!  

I dug out a photo of the cocoon set that I had made several years ago for my great granddaughter Alima.  The new set that I made recently is the same pattern.  How cute is this?

I found another new really pretty baby yarn, but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to call and order it.  I'll use it to make the next baby crib blanket.  Meanwhile, I need to finish these pocket wraps.  Last night I put a few more rows on each of them.  A few more rows on each of them and they will be half done.  Except for the pockets, of course.  

My grandson Stephen got officially engaged recently.  This is a photo of him and his fiancee, Nitya, and their mothers at the engagement celebration.   I wish you kids many happy healthy years together.

On this happy note, I'm going to take my leave and enjoy some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 27, 2021


August 27, 2021

Good morning.  It's looking really pretty outside right now, but it's warm and getting warmer.   Between Covid and the high temperatures, I've not been outdoors very much this year.  I hope next year is much better.

It's been hot here, and sleep does not come easily.  So today will have to include a nap if it's possible.  I've discovered that my oxygen concentrator is part of the reason why it is so hot indoors.  That thing is throwing off enough heat to warm up the room.  I called the company but they said that it uses the air in the room, so that is why it feels warm.  

I looked it up on Google and it said something else.  It said that if the machine was hot enough to heat up the room, then the machine was not functioning properly.  I guess I'll have to make another call to the company that owns the machine.  

Well, today Jazzy starts at Smith college.  Deanne and Eddie and Jazzy left really early this morning and headed to the college to help Jazzy get settled.  Then, the school has a whole day of things planned for all the parents that show up.  

Here's a cute image that I borrowed from the web to share.  Us oldies still do have fun when we get together.  I know I used to have a wonderful time when I was with my Aunt Lucy.  She was only a few years older than me, and us girls had a grand time when we got together.

A Law & Order marathon is starting soon (on the TV) so it's time for me to do some blog reading before it starts.  Let me leave you with another adorable image that I borrowed from the web.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Today's A Steamer

August 26, 2021

Good morning.  Today's going to be a hot one!  A good day to stay indoors with a cooling fan.  Or air conditioning.  Try to enjoy these last hurrah days of summer.  In less than a month, we'll be welcoming a new season, Autumn.  Already the days are getting shorter, and soon we'll be complaining about the cold.

Pretty soon it will be time to start wrapping packages and mailing boxes for the Holidays.  Scary, huh?  Time is passing by so quickly now.  Has anyone actually started their holiday gift buying?  I have.  I haven't wrapped them, but I do have a few things already set aside.  

Now I need to get crackin' with my crocheting.  I need to finish up all the projects that I have going.  I think that once the temperatures cool down a bit, it will be easier to crochet for longer periods.  

Some time ago I ordered a seed catalogue.  I'm not planning on buying any seeds, but I'm going to enjoy looking through the catalogue at all the wonderful plants that are available.  I'm hoping that it arrives soon.

Now here's a program I haven't watched in a while.  "The Closer" just came on the TV.  I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed watching it.  After a few hours, "Major Crimes" will be the next mini marathon.  This makes it a great day for watching TV.  

Here's an image that I borrowed from web to share.  I never knew this.  Did you?  I'll have to get me another egg carton and give it a try.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Henri Has Gone

August 24, 2021

Good morning.  Henri came and went without much ado.  Last night, it finally rained for a few hours.  We were very lucky. Although the higher temps are back for a few days.  It's going to be very hot.

Let us all pray for the folks in Tennessee who have lost everything from the floods.  If you can help these folks, I'm sure there will be lots of information on the web about what they need and where to send it.

My wrist brace came yesterday and I started using it last evening.  Hopefully, it will help.  Some Alka Seltzer helped with the runny nose for a little while.  I was able to put a few more rows on the baby blanket.  I have thirty two rows done already.  Awesome!

I meant to give you an update on Joe.  He's been feeling better and back to work.  Today he will see his doctor and have one more test, then he will find out what is to be the outcome for his appendix.  It doesn't sound like they are in a hurry to take it out.

Last night, I found some of the most adorable photos (on the web) of a tiny red squirrel.  They were taken by a Swedish-Dutch photographer, Girt Vegg, who has authored several books with a lot of these photos.  Here are just a few of the photos.  They are just so precious!

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Keeping Busy

August 23, 2021

Good morning.  Well, so far, we haven't had very much rain or wind from the storm.  It made a turn inland when it made landfall.  The devastation it left in Tennessee is horrid.  So many homes lost.  So many lives gone.  There are still a lot of folks missing.  Let's pray they are all found alive.

I guess we'll get the rain and wind later today and tomorrow as the storm is heading back out to sea.  At least that's what it looks like on TV.  I keep putting the Weather Channel on to see where Henri is heading and when, but so far I haven't seen very much about that.  

This week I learned something new.  Some medications can cause a constant runny nose.  I've been on meds for the last couple of months and my nose has been running that long.  It's beginning to get sore now, and I need for it to stop.  I've been looking up meds on Google and I think I've figured out which med is the culprit.  I'll double check, then I'll call my doctor to see what can be done.

The new baby blanket is coming along just fine.  I've already re-crocheted one large ball of yarn (1 skein) and attached the second large ball of yarn.  I've got about twenty one rows done so far.  I'll work on this for a while this afternoon.  It's really quite pretty, and a lot easier to make.  

I made a list of my great grandchildren.  There are twelve of them so far (and two on the way).  This means that I have five more afghans to make.  After that, I really should make a couple more for just in case.  That will be a while from now though.  

I just went outside to get the mail, and it is so nice out there.  It's sunny and the temperature is 77F degrees.  The rain is supposed to start early this afternoon.  We'll just have to wait and see.

I borrowed a couple images from the web to share.  These are so true.

Till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Henri Is Closing In On Us

August 22, 2021

Good morning.  Be careful of what you wish for.  I've been saying that we could use some rain.  And guess what.  Henri is coming with lots of rain.  So far, the rain isn't heavy.  But then, it's supposed to rain for a couple days.  At least that's what  I'm getting from the different weather forecasts.  

Deanne came by Friday after work, and helped me to place another grocery order from a different market.  This one charged for delivery, but it gave me everything I ordered.  Including my popsicles.  This made me very happy.  

Later, I worked on the baby blanket for a while.  I finished about forty two rows and stopped to look it over.  On No!  I found a mistake way back if the beginning rows.  I tried to figure a way to fix it, but could not.  That left only one thing to do.  And, if I had to rip it all out, I would not be making another blanket from that pattern.  

So, here's where I'm at now.

 I had to roll two whole skeins of yarn into balls.  Then I started a different new blanket.  The shell stitch was very pretty, but I'm done with it.  It takes too long.  Somewhere along the way, I've hurt my right wrist.  It's very sore and I can't use my hand for a lot of things, or I end up ouching!  So far, though, I can still crochet, just not so fast.

Tomorrow is trash pickup day here.  We won't be putting the trash out though.  We'll just have to use an extra barrel and put it out next week.  We're supposed to be getting some pretty strong winds with this storm, and we don't want to take a chance on the wind tossing the trash around on the street.

Let me share a wonderful image that I borrowed from the web.  Hug someone, or a cat or a doggie.  I promise, it will feel good.

Now I'm going to put the Weather Channel back on to see what's happening with Henri.  So, till tomorrow,  Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 20, 2021

There's A Storm Coming!

August 20, 2021

Good morning.  It's nice outside.  Gray, but nice.  My phone app isn't showing any rain until tomorrow, but it's not always right.  We'll just have to wait and see.  

One of the dwarfs tried to pick up some popsicles for me at a local supermarket this morning.  But they had none.  The manager said that maybe they would have more next week.  I guess when they are back in stock I'll have to buy some every day until my freezer is full.  I can get by without a lot of things.  But my popsicles!   With or without sugar, these are a must have!

Some of the postage stamps that I had ordered arrived in today's mail.  I wasn't aware that there was going to be another price increase on the stamps when I ordered these stamps, so I made another order.  I should be all set for a while.  

If these increases in stamp prices keep coming, I'll have to rethink how I pay my bills.  I guess I won't be alone in that boat.  It's sad to think that the day of no more mail delivery might be coming sooner than we think.  If we can't afford to buy the stamps to put on our mail, then we won't be mailing anything.  No stamps, no jobs, no mail delivery.  Sad.

I have an awesome photo to share with you this morning.  Last evening, Audrey sent me tis photo that she took from her back door.  Yes, that is the moon to the left.  

Have you ever seen a cloud like this?  I haven't.  I tried looking it up on Google, but the closest things I found were called Fire Clouds, and most of them were redder.  Strange!  But beautiful.  Thank you Audrey for sharing.

Now I have to keep an eye on the Weather Channel.  It seems like we have a storm (or hurricane) headed our way.  "Henri" is looking to bring us a lot of rain and flooding this weekend and into the beginning of next week.

On that soggy note, I'll take my leave, and enjoy some blog reading.  So, until Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.  

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Rain, Rain, Please Stay A While

August 19, 2021

Good morning.  I know it rained a bit here because the ground outside is wet.  But I don't see any rain coming down now.  According to my phone app, it's supposed to rain today.  I certainly hope so.  We sure could use some rain.

Well, so how did my grocery delivery go yesterday?  Would you believe?   They were out of almost everything on my list.  Even cases of my favorite spring water.  I had to order a few gallon bottles.  I always check off  "no substitutions" because I have to check the nutrition label first on everything I buy.  Yet they were sending me four substitutes.  I called the store and told them "NO substitutes".

WalMart used to be stocked with just about everything you could want.  But not so anymore.  I wonder why.  I haven't heard of any shortages of food items in the other markets.  I guess I'll have to see about ordering from a different market once in a while.

I put a few more rows on the new baby blanket.  This pattern sure does a lot longer to do.  All this time and I only have thirty rows done.  This will most likely be the only time I'll make this pattern.  I have to admit though, it is really pretty.

My cousin was telling me about the new flagpole that her husband put up in their front yard.  I always wanted one of those tall flag poles.  Here's an image that I borrowed from the web.  I hope all school children are still learning the Pledge Of Allegiance.,

I still have to do the laundry.  Maybe later today I'll do a couple loads.  That and put a few more rows on the blanket.  I'll get it done yet.

This morning, I'm watching Perry Mason.  Afterwards, I'm going to enjoy listening to some Country Western music from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.  It's a documentary program by Ken Burns.  It's also my favorite kind of music.

Now I'm off to enjoy some TV and to do a bit of blog reading.  Let me leave you with a giggle to start your day.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

White Sunflowers

August 17, 2021

Good morning.  Tis another lovely day here in New England.  Lots of sunshine and temps reaching eighty degrees.   Gardens are loving the cooler days too.  Lots of new blooms are opening and some of the roses are beginning to blossom again.  

For those of use who are not familiar with heat stroke in our pets, I borrowed this very interesting article from the web.  If you click on it, the words will appear larger.  If you still can't read it, let me know and I'll type it out.

I was busy yesterday, but other than making up a new grocery order to be delivered (just staples) I can't remember what I was busy with.  I did put a few more rows on the new baby blanket.  I'll do a few more this afternoon.  Yesterday, I did not go out to water my plants, so I'll have to do that today.

Aha!  Laundry!  I can do a load or two or laundry.  I used to love doing the laundry.  Not so much now.  I know I should be grateful that I can still do my laundry (actually, I really am grateful) but for some reason I just don't enjoy doing it anymore.  I suppose we all have days like that.

Have any of you ever seen a white sunflower?  I never did, but I found this picture on the web and borrowed it.  Wow, such a beautiful flower!  

I did some research and found these seeds available on Etsy.  I just looked up white sunflowers.  

This is so interesting.  I just may buy a packet of these seeds to see if we can grow the white sunflower.  I've never had much luck growing sunflowers.  

Now I think I'll watch "Judge Judy" for a while.  She takes no guff from anyone and is a lot of fun to watch.  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Lots To Do, So Little Time

August 16, 2021

Good morning.  Today is another gorgeous day.  It's sunny and temps should be in the upper seventies all day.  It's a great day for poking around in the garden and doing anything else you can outdoors.

This morning I've been watching TV.  Dragnet, My Three Sons, Leave It To Beaver, Perry Mason.  Sure, they're reruns of shows that I watched years ago, but they are great shows.  Most of my TV watching is reruns of old programs.  So I guess that makes me old or I have good taste.  Or both!

The new baby blanket that I'm making sure is looking pretty.  It does take more time to make, though.  I need this blanket finished by the middle of September.  I have at least seventy or more rows to go, so I've been figuring out how many rows I have to do in a day to get that accomplished.  

I figure at least two and a half rows a day will do it.  More than that will get it done quicker.  I still have to finish the pocket wraps.  They need to be done at least by the middle of November.  All of a sudden, time is beginning to fly by again.  Yikes!

Have any of you heard more about the booster shots for the Covid?  My understanding so far is that anyone with a compromised immune system will be needing to get the booster.  If this is you, then it may be wise to ask your doctor.  I'm going to ask mine.  

I read an article about which U.S. cities have the worst customer service.  Here's the list.  (info from Reader's Digest)  This may not be very useful information, but it is interesting.  Now I wonder if they will make a list of the cities with the best customer service?

Here's another super interesting item,  Do you know why Franklin Roosevelt's picture is on the dime?  Here's why.  (image borrowed from web)  Did you know this?  I did not.  

Well, my tummy is beginning to rumble for some food, so I'm going to the kitchen to see what looks good.  Meanwhile, let me share one more image that I borrowed from the web.  Hopefully, this will give you a good giggle to start your day.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

A Gender Reveal

August 15, 2021

Good morning.  Oh my, today is starting out soooo gorgeous!  It's sunny with a light breeze.  The temperature is 71F degrees and headed for eighty degrees.  It's been wicked warm, so today is like a gift.  I went out earlier and watered my plants.  Then I just stayed out there for a while breathing in all that wonderful cool air.

Yesterday my granddaughter Mia (expecting first baby in February) had a gender reveal party.  IT'S A GIRL!!  Next I'll have to wait until Mia and Jarod decide on a name for this precious new baby.  Of course, I'll post it as soon as I know.

Yesterday, I felt like working on something new for a while so I started a shell stitch baby blanket.  It's a new pattern to me and I had to make a few adjustments to make it the size that I want.  After several hours of ripping it out and starting over, I finally got a few rows done.   I'm using "Iced Sugar" yarn by Hobby Lobby.

I woke up a few times during the night,  One of those times, I pulled on the chain to the ceiling fan to change the speed and whoops!  I broke the chain.  It put the fan on the fasted speed and the chain flew up and around the light globe beneath the fan blades.  

This is not good.  I am not about to climb on my little ladder to try to fix the fan.  Nope, I don't need to be falling.  So I left the fan spinning away at top speed.  Finally, I figured out how to get the chain down off the globe by using a grabber.  I have this marvelous invention, but I never think to use it.  It worked!   Here's a picture of a grabber for those of you that might not know what I mean.  Mine is yellow and black and just a wee bit different.

Gosh, I haven't had my breakfast or any coffee yet and I'm already getting tired.  But then, I have done a few things already.  Watered the plants, washed my hair, got my banking stuff ready, chatted with a couple of the dwarfs, took a photo of my crocheting and spent a little time outdoors.  Hmmm, that's like a whole day for me.  

I want to explain something about the comments left on my blog.  Normally, they go into a folder and once or twice a day I look at them to make sure there is no spam, and they are posted.  Yesterday, I changed that.  Now they will get posted immediately.  At least until the spam starts building up again, then I'll change it back.

Now I want to get something to eat and make a cup of coffee.  It's been too hot to have it lately, so I've been drinking water with my breakfast.  Then I'm off to read some blogs.  Before I go, let me share this adorable picture that I borrowed from the web.  This is for all us older gals.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Another Sizzling Day

August 13, 2021

Good morning.  Yup, today is another broiler!  Hot and sticky!  I went out early this morning to water my plants.  According to my phone, we don't have any rain coming till the wee hours tomorrow morning, and only for a short time.  We'll see.

Yesterday, Deanne came by and we went to Dairy Queen to enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae.  Mine was strawberry and hers was pineapple.  Yum, Yum!  I wish they were a lot closer to my house.  I'd be there every day for a treat.

On the way from Dairy Queen, we stopped by the park to see how the swan families were doing.  One family had three young uns, but only two have survived.  The other family had seven little ones and all of them lived.  Gosh, they are getting so big!


Off in the distance, a goose and a gull were sunbathing on a rock.

We are so very fortunate to have this beautiful park to enjoy.  There are several ponds in it and beautiful birds in all of them.

I managed to crochet a few rows on the pocket wraps in the middle of the night.  I'll wait till the temps go down a bit before finishing the baby hat.  The yarn sometimes sticks to the hands, and I don't want to mess it up.  

The second crochet book that I had ordered for my friend and my cousin arrived a couple days ago, so I wrapped each of them and wrote out labels for each of the packages.  As soon as I can, I'll get them mailed.

By the way, has anyone realized that today is Friday the 13th?  Let's hope that the day turns out really well for all of us, without any mishaps.   

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

Hugs, Edna B. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

We're Having A Heat Wave!

August 12, 2021

Good morning.  It's nice outside right now, but soon it will be hot, hot, hot!  We're having a doozy heat wave.  It's really too hot to do much of anything, so you do what you can early in the morning.  I do feel bad for all the folks who have to go to work in these hot temps.  Not all jobs are air conditioned.  And not all cars either, I guess.  (for traveling to and from work)

Well, Joe finally came home from the hospital late yesterday afternoon.  He picked up a few of his things, then went to pick up his prescribed antibiotics, then went to stay with one of his sisters for a while.  We won't know for a while what's going to happen with his appendix.  We just have to wait until his doctor figures it out.

I've just learned of an interesting new product (from TV ads) that I thought I would share.  This is something that a lot of us might want to look into.  It's called Cardio Mobile. I think I'll ask my doctor about this.  It could be a very useful tool to have on hand. 

It's too hot to crochet, but if I'm awake during the night, I do try to put a few rows on one of the pocket wraps.  Last night, I worked on the yellow one.  I still have to finish the baby hat, but I'm going to wait till it's a wee bit cooler.  Speaking of baby hats, we're going to find out this weekend the gender of Granddaughter Mia's new baby.  (expected in February)  

Granddaughter Jasmine will be leaving the end of this month to go to Smith College, Northampton. Great granddaughter, Hailey, has been accepted to Suffolk University, Boston.  I'm almost jealous!  I'd love to be going back to school.  

Before I go, I want to remind you, if it's too hot outside for you, it's too hot for your pets.  And maybe you could put out some fresh water for some of the smaller critters in your yard.  AND, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS IN YOUR CAR FOR ANY REASON.  LEAVE THEM HOME.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Lots Happening Here

August 10, 2021

Good morning.  It's looking like another misty day with the sunshine coming out later  today and temps around eighty degrees.  I'd call it another perfect summer day.

No rant today!  My grocery order will be here in a couple hours, so it's going to be a busy morning.  I already know what I forgot to order.  Oh well.  I can make another order in a few days.  

Yesterday, dwarf Joe came home early from work.  He wasn't feeling so good.  He ended up going to the hospital in an ambulance.  Last night he texted that the doctors were going to remove his appendix, so he would be there a couple more days.  

***update.  Joe just called.  Actually, they will be draining any extra fluid with a wick, then he comes home for a couple days to take antibiotics.  Then he goes back to hospital to have appendix removed.

I did a little crocheting yesterday.  The baby hat that I had started had to be unraveled because I started with the wrong amount of chains.  So I did that, and put a few more rows on it.  I'll probably finish it today or tomorrow.

The yarn that I had ordered came in the mail yesterday.  Next I need to get crackin' and finish the two pocket wraps that I'm making.  I think I've decided to make a solid granny rectangular afghan.  I think.  It's not definite yet.  And then, of course, I need to decide on the colors for it.  (Ah, fun!)

Here's a cute story I found on the web.  It should start your day with a giggle.

Now I'm off to the kitchen to make some breakfast and a cup of coffee.  Then I have to get ready for my grocery delivery.  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 9, 2021

X RATED, Do Not Read If You Have Tender Ears

August 9, 2021

Good morning.  Tis gray outside, but warm.  My phone app says we should have light rain with temps in the upper seventies.  Sounds like a nice day to me!  Just so you know, I did have the spaghetti for breakfast yesterday and it was Yummy!

Today I want to ask you what you think of some of the newer commercials on TV.  I'm not sure if these are on all channels, but they are on the ones that I watch.  MeTV, BUZZR, and I don't remember all the other letter names.  

This morning, while watching cartoons on MeTV, this one came on.  It showed two people in a vehicle driving wicked fast and then crashing through a gated entrance to get a boat.  Then it showed them speeding down the highway with these words on the screen:  DODGE   Never Surrender.

So, just what exactly does this say to our children, the cartoon watchers (not me).  That it's okay to steal, and speed, as long as you don't get caught?

Then of course there's this guy who rides a mechanical bull (or horse, not sure which) talking about his wonderful underwear that has secure, roomy, comfortable ball room.  One ad even says that if you buy this underwear, your balls will thank you.  ????  I only play with crochet hooks!  And they don't care what I wear for undies.

I know this is not blog reading material, but I really had to say something before I explode.  I think today I'll write a letter to the Managers of these TV stations and express my thoughts about their choice of advertisers.  Not that it will help.

And one more thing.  That Jimmy Walker ad telling us about all the wonderful extra benefits and money he is now getting from Social Security really irks me.  I looked him up on Google and here's what I found.

If the man is a millionaire, how does this make him eligible to get $100 back into his check each month, and for all the other extras?  If a millionaire is eligible, why not just give these benefits to all folks who get Social Security?  

I just think that ad companies need to re-assess how they make up their TV ads.  They need more training in things like morals and sensitivity, and what things folks really want to know about a product and how to discuss it.  

Okay, I'm done now.  If you read this, thank you.  If not, I understand.  Now I'm going to enjoy reading some blogs while I drink my coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Unfashionable Me

August 8, 2021

Good morning.  Gosh, I slept a bit later this morning!  I woke up in time to watch "Fit 2 Stitch" on PBS.  (Rhode Island PBS)  Today's show was about fake furs, how they came about and how to make beautiful coats with them.  So, so interesting!

Right now, the "Quilting With Nancy" show is on.  They are discussing some of the newer, more modern quilt designs.  Some are quite lovely.  Some are downright ugly.  To me.  

Last night, I watched the last two episodes of "Making The Cut" on Amazon Prime Video.  I do love these fashion design programs, but I'm not a lover of many of the newer fashions.  Some look as though a hank of material were thumb tacked to your shoulder (or another part of your body) and just left to hang.  Others are just underwear with some sparkle splashed on them.   I'm not into the sheer clothing with only the undies beneath them.  In other words, I'm just not fashionable!

This was the finale to this season and I really enjoyed watching each of the finalists design their pop up store and the fashions to display in it.  For the finale, they each had to make ten new outfits.  The fashion runway show at the end was dazzling.  The winner got a million dollars, plus a slew of other impressive gifts.

I did no crocheting yesterday.  Instead, I went online looking for patterns for solid Granny Square patterns.  Both square and rectangular.  I found some really nice ones and now I can't wait to try one of them. 

While I was wandering around the web, Deanne and some of her friends were enjoying a Hawaiian Luau party.  When these ladies get together, they always have a fun time!

I did make a meat sauce and a pot of pasta yesterday.  And, I used my own home grown tomatoes for the sauce!  Yum! Yum!  I've never done this before, and I must say the sauce was simply delicious!  My tummy is beginning to rumble now because it wants breakfast.  

So, the big question is -- should I have a bowl of spaghetti?  Or a bowl of cereal?  Hmmm, if I think about it for a few minutes the spaghetti will probably win!  Not that it matters.  I can always have the cereal for lunch.

On that happy note, I'm off to the kitchen.  Then I'll enjoy some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Tis A Really Beautiful Day

August 6, 2021

Good morning.  Tis really lovely outside.  The sun is shining and temps are in the seventies,  heading for the mid eighties.  A really nice summer day.  

I've been watching "Crime Watch" on TV all morning.  Seeing how these different crimes are solved is very interesting.  I find the different forensic sciences very intriguing.   If I were a lot younger, I might even think about going to school to study them.

I finished the new baby cocoon, so now I just have to make the hat and then photo the whole set.  Next, I really do think I should make a few afghans.  (My family keeps on growing.)

It's time for me to make another grocery order for delivery pretty soon.  And, I feel like having some pasta so I'll take some meat out of the freezer to thaw this afternoon.  Let's hope the doctors never tell me I can't have pasta anymore.  I'll starve!  (not really, but close!)  

Here's a photo I took of my Hibiscus plant a couple days ago.  This is such a beautiful plant!

Crime Watch is over and now there is a Law & Order marathon.  You know what I'll be watching all day!  And, I'll get rid of some more junk mail.  Here's an image that I borrowed from the web to share.  It's such a simple message, yet so important.  Be kind.

Now I'm going to make a cup of coffee and enjoy reading some blogs.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Listening To The Rain

August 5, 2021

Good morning.  It is raining!  Woo Hoo!  We needed this rain.  There is a metal awning over my living room windows, so all you hear is tap, tap, tap, tap.  Dancing raindrops.

I dug out my pattern book for the baby cocoons and decided to make a set to match the last baby blanket that I made.  These will be for the new baby coming in February.  Here is a picture of the covers of the pattern book.

 I'm making the pink set shown on the cover.  Here's a photo of the first set I made some years ago.

I have the cocoon about three quarters done.  Hopefully, I'll have the whole set finished by the weekend..  I'll take a photo when the whole set is done.  Then I should get back to working on the pocket wraps.  

I found another copy of "Learn How To Crochet In Just One Day" on Ebay, so I ordered it for my cousin Anita.  I think it will help her with her crocheting too.  Gosh, life would be so much easier if we could all just get together.  Ah well, this will have to do.

Yesterday's TV ware was really good.  A whole day of Blue Bloods.  I love those TV marathons when they run my favorite shows.  

As we get older, we often start thinking about getting rid of a lot of the things that we've collected over the years.  Sometimes this can be a very daunting project.  I found this adorable cartoon that says it like it is.  Hahahaha.  Enjoy.

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

Hugs, Edna B.