Thursday, September 30, 2021

Vaccinations Are Important

September 30, 2021

Good morning.  Today is sunny and temps will be in the fifties all day.  Tonight, temps will drop into the forties, and tomorrow's temps will get back up into the sixties.  I wonder why we always get this drastic drop in temps when Summer changes over to Autumn.  

I found an interesting article in the AARP magazine.  Did you know that by opting out of vaccinations, you may be missing an opportunity in the fight against dementia?  For people between the ages of 75 and 84, influenza vaccination was associated with a reduced likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease.  (Research led by Paul Schulz, M.D., a neurologist at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.)

Other research has found that adults ages 65 to 75 who had received the pneumonia vaccination had a 28 to 30 percent reduction in their chance of developing Alzheimer's.  The bottom line is that vaccinations are one of the most studied and well-tested preventive care measures for our health.

All my life I've been prone to respiratory illnesses, so I always keep my Flu and Pneumonia shots up to date.  And now with the booster Phizer shot, I feel a bit more comfortable about being able to go out now and then.

Here's another article that I thought I would share. This one can be fun and might be rewarding to some lucky persons.

Tuesday's storm was mostly thunder and lightning with a lot of rain.  The cable guy showed up and picked up the bag with the digital part from the TV.  I did take a photo of him taking the bag.  I was not offered a receipt, so I'm glad that I thought to take the photos of both the cable guy and his truck.

Now we just have to find the right antenna for the TV and then figure out how to make it work.  I did buy one, and Deanne hooked it up to the TV but I think we're going to need an adapter.  Aye yi yi.  It's always something.  I guess this is what keeps Life interesting.

I finished the second pocket wrap that I've been working on and now I'm making pockets for both of them.  This is the least fun part of the wrap for me.  Don't ask me why.  It just is.  Once this is done, I'll finish the baby blanket and the mystery project.

Now I'm going to get a fresh bottle of water from the fridge and enjoy some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A Storm Coming

September 28, 2021

Good morning.  Gosh, after today, there's only two more days left in this month.  The year is starting to slip by faster.  

I'm waiting for the cable fellow to get here to pick up the little digital converter that was connected to the TV set in the Den (in the main house).   We've removed the item from our TV, placed it in a bag, and I'll give it to the cable person when he or she gets here.  Meanwhile, the cable company has sent me an e-mail and sent me a telephone recording to remind me of my "service call."  

This is not a service call.  The person is only picking up a bag containing their property from my porch.  Their email politely told me to keep my distance from their employee, because of Covid of course.  Well, I intend to take the person's photo when they take the bag with the item in it.  I've asked them if I will be getting a receipt and so far, I've been given no answer.  The photo can be my receipt.

We are having sever thunderstorm alerts here in my area.  Severe thunderstorms and hail storms have been spotted one town away from us.  The alert is on for another half hour.  Oops, now the thunder is here.  There was just a big boom.  

This is a very short chat this morning because I don't like to be on my computer during a storm.  The rain is coming down heavier now.  Whoops, there's another big boom.  I'm gone.

Till Thursday, y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Cutting Some Cable Ties

September 27, 2021

Good morning.  It's looking right pretty outside my door this morning.  My phone app says today will be sunny with temps in the low seventies.  Super!

Yesterday was another slow day for me.  Much as I thought I might accomplish many things, alas it did not happen.  But that's okay.  I have today to try again.  I'll start by washing some dishes, then I'll take it from there. 

The mailman just came and I went outside to pick up the mail.  In it I found an offer from TV Guide magazine.  "We recently sent you an offer and we haven't heard from you.  This is to let you know that we are extending the offer but only for a limited time."   The offer is asking me to renew my subscription and they will send me some gifts.  My current subscription doesn't end until August 2023.  Why would I want to renew it now?

I have a question to ask you.  Does anyone know why the blog at has been removed?  I do hope this is not bad news.  

Yesterday, the cable went out on our TV in the den out in the main house.  This happens frequently.  Right now, I have just finished talking with the cable company on the phone to discontinue the use of the cable to the TV in the den.  I've already ordered an antenna for this TV and it should be here tomorrow.  Hopefully, this will work out better.

I also asked the folks at the cable company what the 911 fee was on my bill.  It seems no one there knows what it is.  All they would say is that it is a state fee.  I don't believe that they don't know what this fee is.  However, I looked it up on Google and it says that the fee provides funding for the operation of 911 telecommunications services in my area. There's also more information on this subject for anyone interested in looking it up.

It's beginning to sound like a regular day here at the old homestead.  I sure do hope there are no more issues to deal with for the rest of the day.  

Here's an image that I borrowed from the web.  It shows some of the companies that are using animals in test laboratories.  Please consider not using these products.

 There is absolutely no reason to be testing on animals.  It's a sin to hurt these precious animals.  

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Who Get's The Money?

September 26, 2021

Good morning.  Tis gray and damp today.  That's okay because we needed a bit more rain.  It poured on and off during the night.  My phone app says that we should be having some sunshine later today with temps in the seventies.  

Friday I did go and have my Pfizer Booster shot, plus I got my Flu shot at the same time.  So, I guess I'm all shot up for quite a while now.  So far, I've had no reactions from the shots other than the fact that I was very tired Friday night and all day yesterday.  

I've mostly been napping and watching TV.  Today I seem to be a bit perkier.  That's good news to me.  I have a lot of crocheting to finish up before the end of October.  I'm trying to make that my personal deadline for having all my holiday projects and shopping done.  I've made a pretty good dent so far, but I still have a lot to finish.

While watching TV, I try not to pay attention to the commercials.  However, I did watch one of them about life insurance.  It was about having elderly folks with $100,000 or more in life insurance to cash the policies in and use the money for things that might make their daily life easier.  The spokesperson for the insurance companies said "Over 90% of life insurance policies end without paying a benefit."  How can this be?  What happens to the policies under $100,000?  Who gets the money?

I don't have a big policy like this, but one of these days I just might do a bit of research to see what does happen to these policies.  This could be quite interesting.

I don't remember if I posted a photo of the new Happy Birthday stamps so I'll post it today just in case.  I'll use these when I mail out my birthday cards.  If I did post this before, please humor me.

Today I'm hoping to read my new book for a while and then maybe work on my crochet projects for a bit.  All of this, of course, after I catch up on my blog reading.  Yesterday I just didn't have the gumption to do much of anything.  

Definition of gumption:  enterprise, initiative -- "lacked the gumption to try."

The earliest known uses of this word are found in English and Scottish dialects.  (rumblegumption and rumgumption)  By the early 1900's  "gumption" began to appear in American English texts as a direct synonym of courage or get up and go.  It's an interesting and fun word.

Now it's time for me to head for the kitchen to see what's for breakfast.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Getting The Booster Shot

September 24, 2021

Good morning.  Today is overcast with temps in the seventies.  My phone app says it will be raining on and off most of the day.  Hmmm, well we could use a bit of rain.

It's really quiet around here, and not much is happening.  Yesterday when Deanne stopped by, we checked whether the booster vaccine shots would be available and where to get one.  Then Deanne went online and made me an appointment for this afternoon.

In a little while, I'll get dressed so that I'm ready when Deanne gets here. When I get my shot, I'll ask if the Flu shot is available and whether or not I can get that too.  If not, I'll see about getting it next week.  That should help to keep me virus free for a while.  

I had a nice long phone call with my cousin Anita.  She is such a funny person and we had some good laughs.  While we were chatting, I decided what to do with some of the new Merry Multi (Christmas colored) yarn.  I'll make a doggie blanket for her little dog Ginger.  

I started the blanket, and it really is pretty.  I'll take a photo to share as soon as it a bit bigger.  My Pogo had tons of fuzzy blankets.  I gave lots of them away and I still have lots of them left.  If I don't get another little doggie soon, I'll fill up another big bag with these blankets and give them to an animal shelter.  

Last evening, I read a bit more of my new book, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker.  It is "A sweeping historical novel that illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln's days." (excerpt from the back cover of the book)

Now I'm going to enjoy some blog reading.  First, let me share this happy image that I borrowed from the web.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

A Map Quiz

September 23, 2021

Good morning.  And welcome to Autumn.  My phone app says that today will be sunny with temps in the high seventies.  It may even hit eighty degrees for an hour or two.  It sounds like a nice way to say farewell to Summer.

I've been working on my crochet projects and have finished one.  The baby blanket is done.  One of the pocket wraps is done except for the pockets, and the other one has ten more rows to go and then the pockets.  

The package with my new book arrived the other day.  Alas, the package was open and empty.  How can this be?  I called Amazon and explained what has happened.  They would send me another book.  It came yesterday.  I started reading it last night, and it is quite interesting.  

I just wish the print were larger.  I can only read for a little while at a time because the print is so small.  Although I wonder how thick the book would have to be if the print were larger.  There are 367 pages.  In all fairness, the print is most likely only small to me.  

I found an interesting article on the web and downloaded it to share.  Do you know which letter is the only letter not found in any of the names of all the U. S. States?

Here's a close up of the names over on the right side of the map.

I also got a very big box in the mail the other day.  It's the beginning to my holiday shopping.  And I've set aside my holiday cards.  I just need to start addressing the envelopes.  It's not that I'm being early.  It just takes me longer to do things now.  

I found another cute tee shirt on the web.  This is another one that fits me to a tee.  I wonder who thinks up all these awesome designs.

Today I don't have any special plans made.  We'll just see what the day brings.  I've been looking through the new issue of TV Guide, and it appears that there will be another new TV station that will air a lot of the old programs.  "fetv" real family entertainment.  So far, I haven't found any information about this channel or where it will be aired.

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.

(The answer to the map question is "Q".)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Rest In Peace Sassy

September 21, 2021

Good morning.  Tis a sad day here.  Last evening, Sassy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  Her heart was failing.  

Sassy, you've brought so many years of joy to your family.  May you rest in peace.  (This photo of Sassy was taken just a few days ago.)

It's difficult to post today.  I'll be back on Thursday.  Till then, stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Prayers For Sassy

September 20, 2021

Good morning.  Today is sunny and temps should reach as high as seventy degrees.  It would be a super day but Deanne's little dog Sassy is not feeling so good and is at the hospital as I sit here and type.  She's just a tiny little dog and it hurts to see her not feeling well.  Deanne got Sassy when she (Sassy) was just a few weeks old, and now she's around fifteen years young.  

This is a photo of Sassy in her fuzzy bed.  God Bless her and watch over her while she heals.

 Update.....Sassy is in an oxygen tent at the moment.  She seems to be breathing better but they will be doing some tests.  I'm praying that she will be okay.

Guess what program was on TV last night?  The Ed Sullivan Show!  Wow, I remember how much we looked forward to watching this program every week when I was just a kid.  He always had all the most popular music stars on his program.  

I did not make my meat sauce and spaghetti yesterday, so I'll probably make it later this afternoon.  Instead, I made Fettuccini Alfredo.  Yum yum!

Right now, I'm waiting for the mailman to come so that I can give him an envelope and ask if it has enough postage on it.  I mailed a card to a friend who lives in the next town over on August 9th.  The card was returned to me on September 18 with "wrong address" stamped on it.  I wrote "Road" instead of "Avenue."  I called my friend, and put the card in a bigger envelope, re-addressed it, and now I'm sending it again.  I'm just not sure how many stamps to put on it.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Temps Are Cooling Down

September 19, 2021

Good morning.  Today will be sunny with temps in the sixties.  Yup, temps are definitely getting cooler.  It feels good, and it would be nice to stay this way year round, but that is not to be.  Leaves are beginning to change colors and some are falling to the ground.  

There's not a lot on TV on Sunday mornings, so I start out watching PBS.  They have creative programs on beading, metal jewelry, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, etc.  These are all very interesting.  I don't have to be doing all these different crafts.  It's the learning that is the fun.

Today on the sewing program, author Jennifer Chiaverini was featured with her book "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker."  It sounds like such an interesting book that I've gone to Amazon and ordered a copy.  It has a one day delivery, so I can start enjoying this new book as early as tomorrow.

It's the story of Elizabeth Keckley, born into slavery, and her friendship with Mary Todd Lincoln.  Elizabeth was a gifted seamstress.  She earned freedom for herself and for her son by the skill of her needle.   She won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion.

Now that the creative programs are over, I'll switch over to WE TV and watch Law & Order for a while.  I have a cabinet that needs cleaning out, so maybe I can work on that while I'm watching TV.  After that, I think I'll make a meat sauce and cook up a pot of spaghetti.  

I think I posted about animal overpasses before but it's worth a repeat.  Here's a picture of one of these overpasses.  They are very effective in saving lives.  We should be building these across the country.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 17, 2021

What Day Is Today?

 September 17, 2021

Good morning.  It's early, not even daylight yet.  My phone app says that today will be cloudy with maybe a little shower later this morning. and temps in the sixties.  Yesterday was a very restful day, and last night was a good sleeping night for me.  

I did boil the eggs in the new gadget, but I did not shake them up and crack all the shells.  Instead, I put the boiled eggs in a bowl and put it in the fridge.  By then I was not in the mood for the egg salad.  However, I will make the salad today.

You know, on TV, cooking and peeling these eggs looked so easy.  In reality, after reading the instructions, you find that after the eggs are cooked, now you have to take the gadget to the sink and run it under the cold water for two minutes (waste of water) and then you put the cover back on and begin the shaking for two minutes.  Why didn't they show all of this on the TV?  Hopefully, if these eggs are fully cooked, I'll peel them the old fashioned way and enjoy them.

I found an item online about Xylitol (toxic to dogs) and thought I should share it with you.  It seems that Xylitol is now being sold under a new name.  BIRCH SUGAR.   It is STILL TOXIC  to dogs.  So please look for this on the contents label of items, especially Peanut Butter and Ice Cream. 

Yesterday, I did manage to put a few rows on each of my crochet projects, and I'll do the same again today.  If I keep this up, they should all be finished soon.  I've also started a mystery project, but we'll talk more about that some other time.  

I found a very interesting place online where you can order some awesome personalized mugs.  It's web address is 64HYDRO.COM.  There is something for everyone there.  Have a look.  I think I'll spend some time this afternoon looking at all their items.  

Another interesting item that I found was this wonderful tee shirt.  I had to laugh because it really suits me to a tee.

It's a bit early to do my blog reading (lots of you folks aren't up yet)  so I think I'll head on over to the kitchen and make some breakfast and a cup of coffee.  Before I do, let me share one more item that I found on the web.  It gave me the biggest chuckle.

Here's wishing you a mosquito free day.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

A Murphy's Law Day For Me

September 16, 2021

"Murphy's Law"   In its simplest form, Murphy's Law states "If anything can go wrong, it will."

Good morning.  Tis gray outside this morning and it has been raining a bit off and on.  We should have some sunshine later on and temps in the low seventies.  Rather a nice day.

Yesterday turned out to be a day I'd rather not repeat.  It was my grocery delivery day.  Well, that's what it was supposed to be.  A little after ten a.m. the delivery car arrived.  With only five items out of the forty six that I had ordered.   The whole thing had to be sent back to the store.

I called the store and spoke to someone acting as manager for the day.  (It was the manager's day off)  I explained the problem and he said he would take care of it right away.  Soon, the delivery car came back with a lot of groceries.  After the driver left, I went through everything and put it all away, making a list of everything that was still missing.

Another phone call to the store, and I named all the missing items to the "manager" who (once again) said he would take care of it right away.  In a while, the delivery person showed up again with the rest of the groceries.  By the time everything was put away, I had already done a whole days work and was exhausted.  

Deanne and I had originally planned to go out and enjoy an ice cream sundae after she got out of work, but now I was just too tired to go.  This should be the end of this saga, but it isn't.

At 8:25 p.m., another delivery car showed up with groceries.  I told the driver that I had already received my order earlier in the day, and she left to take it all back to the store.  I really felt bad for her, but I wasn't up to starting this whole shebang over again.

"shebang (SHa'baNG),  noun,  a matter, operation or set of circumstances"  per dictionary.

Sadly, I did not do any crocheting yesterday.  However, today is a new day and I intend to put a few rows on each of my projects.  I'm also going to make some egg salad to enjoy later.  I have and Egg Pod that I want to try out.  

I had one before, and I decided to wash it before I tried using it.  That was my mistake.  I took it all apart and washed it, but then broke it trying to put it back together.  It ended up in the recycle bin.  Today I shall skip the "wash first" part and just put the eggs in it and cook them.  I'm hoping it works the way it is supposed to.

It's time to take stock of my gift wrapping supplies, so I may go online to see if I can find any of my favorite wrapping bags.  I still have a few left from last year but I could use a few more.  Plus I'll need a few more bows and rolls of Scotch tape.  This will be fun shopping.  

Pretty soon, I'll have to decide what to do about a new calendar.  My cards and calendar just won't be the same anymore.  

Today I want to share photos (that I took yesterday) of one of the little critters in my yard.  This cute little squirrel was enjoying a nut that fell from one of the trees.

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, September 14, 2021

Time For Renewals

September 14, 2021

Good morning.  The sun is shining and today's temps should be in the seventies.  An awesome late summer day.

I've been up for hours, but I've been busy trying to do some holiday shopping online.  Plus I put in a grocery order to be delivered tomorrow.    There were a few things that I needed from another market but I couldn't figure out how to use the app to place an order.  I'll wait till Deanne comes by and have her help me with that one.

It's time for me to get my license to carry firearms renewed.  I'll have to call the police station to find out what I need to do this.  I meant to do it earlier but then I got side tracked and forgot all about it.  I also have the Utah license that is good in 32 states, and it will need to be renewed too.  I'll be busy today.

Yesterday I spent the afternoon going through a big bag of junk mail.  I don't know why I don't just do this on a daily basis.  It would make life so much easier for me.  Alas, I just can't seem to make this a habit.  

The new great grandbaby due in October just might be coming a bit sooner.  September 22 is the new arrival date.  Her name is going to be Cerys.  (pronounced Karis)  It's a Welsh feminine name meaning "Love, Loved one."

Here's an interesting map that I borrowed from the web to share.  It shows the life expectancy for folks in each of the United States.  

Here's a close up of the color keys.

Hmmm, definitely interesting! 

I found a cute crochet pattern for hair scrunchies online too.  I wear these a lot so I think I'll try making a few of them.  They look easy enough.

Now I'm thinking that a hot cup of coffee would be nice to enjoy while I'm doing some blog reading.  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Don't Forget Your Pets!

September 13, 2021

Good morning.  Tis gray outside, but it's early yet.  Not quite seven o'clock.  The weather forecaster says we'll get some sun today with temps in the seventies, and maybe some showers.  Let's pray for the folks (and animals) in Texas and Louisiana and other Gulf coast areas that are being hit by Tropical Storm Nicholas with huge amounts of rain.  

If any of you are in these storm areas, please don't leave your pets behind when you leave to find safer areas.  They are family and they would never leave you behind.   (image from web)

I guess we're going to get our rain showers sooner than we think.  Everything outside is already wet and there are fallen leaves all over my driveway.  Sort of gloomy looking.

I have the cartoon program on (TV), but there is so much nonsense going on between showing the cartoons that it takes away from the fun of watching the cartoons.  Some folks just should not be making up the programs for children's viewing.

Today I think I'll maybe do a load of laundry and then work on my crochet projects.  I do a few rows on each project, then start over again.  Meanwhile, I'm trying to finish some of my holiday shopping online.  It's just not the same as being in the store and seeing things up close and personal, but I'm trying.

One of the new stamps that I had ordered came in the mail a couple days ago.  They are birthday stamps and they are really pretty.  They're on a sheet of twenty stamps.

Yesterday, Kevin's baseball team, the Tigers, won this year's championship.  Three years in a row!  Congratulations, guys.  Great job!

And yes, that photo of Deanne and her friend Caroline was published in yesterdays newspaper, along with four other photos from the local Freedom Walk. 

Leave It To Beaver is on TV now so I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy watching the program.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Breathing Better Already

September 12, 2021

Good morning.  My phone app says that it will be sunny all day today with temps in the upper seventies, maybe even eighty degrees.  Super!  It's a great day for a baseball playoff game.  Kevin's baseball team is playing today for the trophy.  Good luck fellas!

Friday, the fellow from the oxygen company finally showed up with a new concentrator for me.  It was five minutes before five o'clock in the afternoon.  I guess that's as close to a morning call that I'll ever get.    I had him leave the new machine on the porch.  

In the morning, I had put the old concentrator out on my porch, and hooked my cannula up to my small portable concentrator.  My breathing improved immediately.  I brought the new machine inside and hooked it up.  It's working just fine, thank you.  And I'm feeling so much better now.

You know how I love to watch the old TV programs?  Well, I came across a very interesting photo.  One of my favorite programs was Leave It To Beaver.  This is a photo of Wally Cleaver, all grown up.  My goodness, now I'm really feeling rather old!  Even so, he is rather a handsome old man!  (and he still looks like Wally)

And here's another photo showing more of the cast grown up. (April 13, 2013)

Yesterday morning, Deanne and her friend Caroline took part in a Freedom Walk.  You girls are special.  Thank you.  (photo - Caroline on left, Deanne on right) This photo was taken by the photographer for the local newspaper.  It will most likely be published in today's paper.  

My box of new yarn came Friday afternoon.  Woo Hoo!  I couldn't wait to open it.  Oh my, how pretty!  I immediately started a new baby crib blanket.  Ooooooh!  I love it!  And I think I've decided on what to make with the Christmasy colored yarn.  I'll let you know what it is as soon as I decide definitely. 

Now it's time for me to get busy and start this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Time For A New Concentrator

September 10, 2021

Good morning.  We had a bit of rain last night, and it cooled things off nicely.  Today will be sunny with temps in the upper sixties to mid seventies.  A really beautiful day.

Well, the oxygen concentrator started its beeping again so I called the company and asked them to come out today to take care of this problem.  There is definitely something wrong with this machine and it needs to be replaced.  The woman on the phone could hear the beeping over the phone and agreed with me.  

I told her how I had called the company a while ago about the machine getting so hot.  At that time, I was told that the hot air in my living room was what was making the machine run so hot.  I also told her how I looked it up on Google and found out that the machine running hot meant that it was not functioning properly.  It had nothing to do with the air temperature in my living room.  

I also asked her to schedule me for a morning appointment today because usually when they come out to my house it is very late in the afternoon or early evening.  She told me that they are supposed to call me with a two or three hour window of when they might get to me.  Really?  They've never done this for me before.  They normally just say they will get there as soon as they can.

So, we shall see what we shall see.  Hopefully, they will show up sometime this morning and bring me a new concentrator.  

Here's a wonderful giggle that I found on the web.  Oh my, poor Bob!

Now I'm going to the kitchen to make some breakfast and a cup of coffee.  I want to be ready for the guy from the oxygen company just in case he shows up this morning.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

My Cranky Concentrator

September 9, 2021

Good morning.  According to my phone app, we should be having temps in the sixties all day and rain showers right through till six o'clock tomorrow morning.  It is gray outside, so maybe.

I spent most of the night keeping an eye on the oxygen concentrator.  It started beeping at me in the evening and on and off all through the night.  This morning as I was getting ready to call the company, the beeping stopped.  I guess machines get cranky now and then just like folks do.  If it does it again, I'll make that phone call.

Today I'll do some laundry.   After that, we'll see.  There's a Law & Order, Criminal Intent marathon on the WE channel today so that's what I'll be watching.  It's amazing how many episodes they show that I don't remember seeing before.  

Here's an adorable image that I borrowed from the web.  They may not be our favorite animals, but they are God's children too.  They're not going to hurt us.  They just want to be left alone.

I think a nap is in order for today too.  Keeping an eye on the concentrator all night only afforded me snatches of sleep.  Who knows, maybe I'll let the laundry go till tomorrow.  That nap sounds super good to me.  

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Tis A Beautiful Day

September 7, 2021

Good morning.  Today is beautiful.  Sunshine all day and temps in the high seventies.  Simply scrumptious.  

To my Jewish friends and family, L'shanah Tovah.  Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown last night.  It is a celebration of the creation of the world, and a time for prayer, good deeds, reflecting on past mistakes and making amends with others.

I've done a little research and here's a list of upcoming holidays: (per our calendar)

54 days till Halloween, 65 days till Veterans Day, 79 days till Thanksgiving, 82 days till Hanukkah,  109 days till Christmas, 116 days till New Years Day.

It almost looks like we have lots of time to prepare for these holidays.  But rest assured, time is going to fly by and mess up our good intentions.  At least it does every year for me.  I start early, but somehow time manages to get ahead of me anyway.😕

I guess I still haven't mastered the art of doing all my shopping online.  Somehow it just isn't the same as being in the stores and seeing everything up close and personal.  I do miss the actual shopping.  But, like most other folks, I'll get used to this new way of doing things soon.

Here's an interesting picture that I borrowed from the web.  I thought that folks with cats might enjoy seeing this.  It's such a great idea.

It's almost noon and I'm going to have a bowl of elbow macaroni and meat sauce.  It was delicious last night and it always tastes better the next day.  Before I go, let me share another beautiful image that I borrowed from the web.

Be kind to one another.  It costs nothing to be kind.  Now I'm off to make lunch and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Thursday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Labor Day 2021

September 6, 2021

Good morning.  Today is supposed to be nice with temps in the sixties and seventies, with maybe some showers later this morning.  After lunch, the sun should be shining.  All this, according to my phone app.

Today is Labor Day, a patriotic holiday to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.  It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

Last night I watched all of Season Two of "Making The Cut."  (a fashion design program)  Now I'm all set for when Season Three begins next month.  I'd love to watch some of the last few seasons of Project Runway, but it is on Peacock and I don't understand how that works yet.  

While I was watching TV, I put a few more rows on both of the pocket wraps that I'm working on.  I just might be able to finish both of them by the end of the month.  That would be nice because my new yarn will be here then and I'll be wanting to start making something new.  

I found this delightful image on the web and I just have to share it.  It's so me and it gives me a big giggle every time I look at it.

Yesterday I did not make my meat sauce and pasta, so that is my top priority project for today.  Plus I have another big bag full of junk mail to go through.  That should keep me busy for the rest of the day.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happy Doggy!

September 5, 2021

Good morning.  Today is gray with temps in the sixties, possibly seventy.   We may even have a few rain showers later today.  That is according to my phone app.

Yesterday was weird.  It was one of those days where I just couldn't seem to get out of my own way.  Ever have a day like that?  You're hungry, but you're not.  You're tired, but you're not.  Nothing seems to please you.  Thank goodness these days don't come along very often.  Eventually, I settled down and did a bit of crocheting.  

Today I think I'll make a meat sauce.  I'm having a yen for some pasta.  Actually, just thinking about it is making me hungry.  Now I just have to decide whether to have macaroni or spaghetti.  Sighhhhh, such a decision!

Remember the doggie bed that I had ordered and sent to my cousin's dog, Ginger?  Well, the bed arrived Friday afternoon, and Ginger immediately knew that it was for her.  She hopped right on it and sprawled out.  She was a very happy doggie!  This is the photo that my cousin sent to me.

I've never seen Ginger.  My cousin said that she weighed twenty five pounds, so I ordered a bed for that weight.  The bed could be bigger, but Ginger is happy with it the way it is.  I have a soft spot for animals.  Seeing them happy makes my heart happy.

I found a really beautiful photo on the web and borrowed it to share with you.  The photographer's name is Dean Mason.  I wonder what kind of babies these are.

Nature is amazing.  Can you imagine the time it took for their Mother to build this warm, safe cocoon that would keep the babies safe until they were big enough to come out and explore the world?  Could you or I do this?  I think not.

Now I'm off to watch some Law & Order on TV.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 3, 2021

A Prelude To Autumn

September 3, 2021

Good morning.  The sun is shining and today's temps will be in the upper sixties, maybe even seventy degrees.  It feels good but I had to shut off my fan because it was making me feel cold.  I guess Autumn is coming.

Yesterday was a nice quiet day.  I caught up on some napping, and worked on the yellow pocket wrap for a while.  Last night I started watching re-runs of "Making The Cut" because the new season will be starting next month.  I made it almost all the way through the first season, so I'll finish watching that today.

This morning I have to finish packaging the baby blanket that I'm sending to my son in Florida.  I have another package ready for mailing too.  I'm sending some music on a thumb drive to my cousin.  Deanne will be stopping by after work to pick up my packages and take them to the Post Office.  Thank you Dee Dee.

I found this beautiful image on the web and borrowed it to share.  I know I'm always mentioning how quickly time passes us by, and it's true. This image is a reminder for us to enjoy each day while we can.

Some of us are very lucky and not only get to see our children grow up to be parents, but we get to see them as grandparents too.  How awesome is this?  When we were very young ourselves, did we ever think that this day would be coming?  We may even get to see our children as great grandparents.  How blessed we are!

I have some catching up to do on my blog reading, so I'm going to be doing that shortly.  Before I go, let me share another beautiful image that I borrowed from the web.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Hello September!

September 2, 2021

Good morning.  It has been raining hard here all through the night, and it is just now slowing down. (in my area)  We are having flash flood warnings and some tornado warnings toward the Cape and the Islands.  There are a lot of power outages.  (not in my area so far)

I'm watching the Weather Channel, and this weather lady in a super tight dress is saying that the rain has moved on out but the flood warnings are still in place.  I open my door and the rain is still coming down.  It makes me wonder who makes up the weather maps and forecasts for this weather lady.  

September is starting off rather feisty.  Let's hope the rest of the month is a bit calmer.  Here's the September page from my calendar.

How about some happy news.  I have pictures of some of the new yarns.  They are (top to bottom:  0005 Merry Multi, 0004 Americana Multi, 0003 Lullaby Multi, 0002 Impressionist Multi and 0001 Harvest Multi.  I ordered some of the 0002 and 0003 for baby blankets, and some of the 0005 because I just couldn't resist it.

I also ordered yarn for an afghan, and I'll have photos of that yarn when I get to starting that afghan.  I'll be busy for quite a while now.

It's now 6:48 a.m. and the rain here is just about done.  There are only a few little drops coming down.  However, the wind is rather perky.  In a few hours, this should all turn into a really nice day.  (except for flooding)

Now I've switched channels (on the TV) to Create TV, where they are showing how to make art with paper towels.  First you wipe up paint spills with the paper towel, let it dry and smooth it out.  (press with iron if necessary)  You can put paper appliques on it, sew pieces together, and even quilt it.  So many fun things to do with it.  For them.  Not me.  I am not impressed with messy paper art.  But I do enjoy watching these folks getting so excited with their crafts.  (plus I learn something new)

Now it's time for me to head for the kitchen and make some breakfast.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.