Friday, May 20, 2022

Blossoming Plants

May 20, 2022

Good afternoon.  The morning got away from me.  I didn't even realize it till daughter Audrey called me to ask why I hadn't posted today.  I wish I could say that I was so busy doing all sorts of things but that isn't so.  I was just resting and watching TV.  

I thought I would post after my program was over, but then I fell asleep instead and had a super nap.  I awoke to the sound of al little bird chirping right outside my door.  And so, here I am.

Tomorrow and Sunday I will have my breakfast out on the porch.  Those days are going to be wicked hot so I'll probably only be able to stay out there a few hours each morning.  (A good few hours)

Things are beginning to blossom around here, and yesterday I noticed that my lilacs are in bloom.  Mine are lavender.  One of these days, I'd like to plant a yellow lilac bush.  (First I have to find one.)


I need to go to the garden center again and get a plant to put in my tall flamingo planter.  I like to keep this planter on my steps.  Maybe I could get a plant to hang inside my porch too.  I love having flowers around me.

Now it's time to decide what's for supper.  Mac n Cheese sounds like a good idea.  So, till Monday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A Good Day To Be Outside

May 18, 2022

Good morning.  Tis another really nice day.  Sunny and warm.  After I finish this post, I'll be taking my crocheting out to the porch.  It is so relaxing to watch and listen to all the birds.  

Yesterday I sat out for a few hours, and it felt really good.  SIL Eddie stopped by on his way home from work and fixed my outdoor camera.  Now I can see when someone is coming in my driveway. (when I'm indoors)

Eddie mentioned something about my lawns being mowed, but I think it's a bit too early.  I imagine there are homes with baby rabbits and other small creatures hidden in the grass.  Maybe we should wait till sometime in June.   Also, I think there are still some dandelions that are not ready yet to disappear,

Does anyone ever wonder what the plants think when we cut them down or remove all their blossoms?  Or maybe how a mother rabbit feels when she has to move her babies to another home?  There is so much that we never give thought to.  

I have a bag full of junk mail that I think I'll take out to the porch with me.  This should keep me busy for a few hours.  Maybe even two afternoons.  Tomorrow temps should reach sixty degrees.  The weekend temps should be in the nineties.  Next week's temps should be back to springtime normal.

The morning is almost gone and I have things to do.  So, till Friday, stay safe and have a fantabulous day.  

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Summer Is Coming

May 16, 2022

Good morning.  Today is sunny and the temperature will be 80F degrees.  Summer will be here before we know it.  

I have a camera on the porch that lets me see what/who is coming in the driveway.  The lens, however, has slipped and needs to be put in place again.  I didn't realize how much I count on this lens before it slipped.  I'll have to see if Joe will fix it when he comes home from work.

Now that the temps are warming up, it's time to remind everyone about not leaving your dog in a hot car.  Temps inside the car can be fifty degrees hotter than outside.

I spent a little time working on the afghans this weekend, and now one of them is past the half mark.  At this rate I should have them both finished before the end of summer.  I also picked out a green color yarn in case I still want to make a sweater.  I have plenty to keep me busy.

Here's an image I found on the web.  It is so true!  It's always a great feeling to realize that your adult children are rather nice folks.

Now I'm going to enjoy a cold bottle of water and some blog reading before it's time to go outside.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, May 13, 2022

"New" Old Programs

May 13, 2022

Good morning.  The sun is shining, and today through Monday will have temps in the low eighties.  "Sitting out" time has arrived.  

Do any of you watch Ed Sullivan on TV?  The program is on ME TV on Sunday night at 10 p.m.  I remember watching this program every week to see what musical groups would be featured.  Every new singer and music group made it on to this TV show.

I rather enjoy that so many of the old TV programs are being re-played now.  TV way back then was really enjoyable.  There weren't many programs but they were all interesting.  So much has changed over the years.

Here's two more of my new plants.  The Butterfly Bush is just a twig, but I'm hoping it grows into a plant soon.


A few days ago I ordered, and received, a couple cases of spring water.  I left the cases out on the porch but today I think I should bring them indoors.  I guess I'm just getting lazy in my old age.  

I've decided to start a sweater pattern to work on while I'm doing the afghans.  Now I just have to decide on a color for the sweater.  I'm thinking maybe I'll use purple.  Not definitely, but close.

Now it's time for a fresh cup of coffee and some blog reading.  So, till Monday,  Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

New Patterns

May 11, 2022

Good morning.  Temps will be in the fifties today.  No sunshine (yet).  It's actually a good day to work in the garden.  And for me, a good day to get rid of a bag of junk mail.

Do many of you get excited about getting rid of junk mail?  Some days I wonder why we get so much junk mail so often.  I suppose it keeps the Post Office in business.  And, I guess it keeps a few folks employed.

I did not do any crocheting these past couple days.  I'm not sure why.  I think being indoors for so long has had an impact on what I do.  Sometimes it's just easier to do a puzzle while I watch TV.  

I found a new afghan pattern that I might try.  I'll know better after I have a chance to look over the pattern.  (Annie's Craft Store)

Last night I spent a few hours looking over everything on "Annie's" web site.  I finally ordered a few new sweater patterns.  I'll post photos when I get the patterns.

The sun is shining now so I guess it will be a sunny day after all.  I'm sure my plants are happy about this.  Now I'm going to fill my cup with coffee and enjoy some blog reading.  So, till Friday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.  

Monday, May 9, 2022

Happy Mothers' Day (a day late)

May 9, 2022

Good morning.  Today is sunny with temps in the fifties.  Thursday, temps will be warming up more.  Soon it will be "sitting out" time.   

Yesterday was Mothers' Day.  Deanne came by and brought Chinese food for our lunch.  Awesome!  Did most of you spend the day with family?  Thanks to technology (messages and phone) I enjoyed time with my other children too.  

They are advertising a new game on TV.  "Bingo Blitz."  I'll have to look it up because I enjoy bingo.  I used to go play Bingo every week.  I miss that now.  And it wasn't just the game.  It was all the people and the atmosphere.  It was a fun place to be.

"Twiggy" hasn't grown much since it was planted in a pot outside.  I thought for sure it would be twice as big by now, but it's not so.  

The mail has come, and with it two new catalogues.  I get a catalogue of sorts in my mail almost every day.  Most of them are for clothes.  This is interesting because I don't buy my clothes through the mail.  However, I do enjoy looking through them.

I found a very interesting article about Hot Cocoa and thought I'd share it with you.  I was not aware of this information.


Now I'm going to get a bottle of cold water and enjoy reading your blogs.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Blossom Time

May 6, 2022

Good morning.  Today will be in the mid sixties, and the next five days will drop back down into the fifties.  After that, Spring temps will be back.  

The Cherry Blossom tree that we planted a few years ago is getting quite big.  The blossoms are really beautiful.  This tree doesn't grow cherries, just blossoms.  Hmmm.  I wonder why.


I'll have to see about getting the porch cleaned off next week.  It will soon be "sitting out" time.  I think I need a few more plants too.  I like to have a couple of them on the porch to look at.  I also have to check to see if I still have a small TV put away.  If not, I'll need to pick one up.

I've been working on the afghans.  Just a couple rows at a time.  For some reason, they are just not interesting me lately.  I think I'll have to start a sweater to work on in between afghan rows.  This will help to keep my interest up.

Remember I mentioned Fruit Slices?  There's only four of them left.  I only have a couple at a time, but they taste so darn good.  Hmmm, I'll have to order more of them.

Now I want to read some blogs.  So, till Monday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.  

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Beautiful Tulips

May 4, 2022

Good morning.  Tis  a gray day today.  However, the TV is good.  Law & Order till 3 p.m., and Blue Bloods till 3 a.m.  It doesn't get better than this!

I wonder why they don't have a Perry Mason day every now and then.  I would be their best supporter.  They could do Matlock from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., then Perry Mason from 3 p.m. till 3 a.m.  This would be my favorite TV day.  

Today will be wet.  It's supposed to rain on and off most of the day.  Tomorrow the sun will be back.  Pretty soon the warmer temps will be here to stay.  Would you believe that summer will be here in about a month and a half?  Awesome!

How beautiful are these yellow tulips?  I don't ever remember seeing yellow ones before.  But, they are beautiful!  Here are some of the plants that I bought over the weekend.  Marigolds and Moss Roses.  They've been planted into long planter boxes, so I'll get new photos of them when they've grown a bit taller.

Yesterday, Deanne brought me a big container of Fruit Slices (candy).  Every now and then I have a piece or two.  Now it's looking like they might be all gone in another day or two.  Hmmm, I didn't realize I was eating this many.

Now it's time to make myself some breakfast.  So, till Friday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.  

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, May 2, 2022

May Blossoms

May 2, 2022

Good morning.  We are now in the merry month of May.  How quickly time goes by.  Today will be cloudy with temps around sixty degrees.

Steve asks for the name of my new pink plant.  It called "Dipladenia."

Deanne came by Saturday and planted all my new plants into pots and planters.  I'll take photos as soon as they start to grow a bit.  Twiggy also got planted into a pot.  It's going to grow into a Hummingbird Mint, and hopefully draw lots of these beautiful birds to it.

Pretty soon it will be time to clear off the porch and get it ready for sitting out.  I can't wait.  I think everyone should have a screened in porch.

My crocheting is coming along slowly.  I've only been doing a couple rows every other day or so.  I just haven't been in the mood.  That will have to change soon.  I need these afghans finished in the next couple of months.  

Today is Law & Order day on TV.  You know what I'll be watching.  I can't believe there were so many episodes of the program that I did not see before.  Or maybe I did see them and just forgot all of them.  Either way, I'm glad they are back on TV.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 29, 2022

New Plants

April 29. 2022

Good morning.  Today will be sunny with temps in the high fifties.  Most of next week will have temps in the sixties.  Definitely promising!

Twiggy has grown a quarter of an inch.  I imagine once I plant it outside in a pot it will grow a lot more.  Here's a photo of another new plant that I bought when we were shopping.


I also bought a butterfly bush plant that will have to be planted in a pot soon.  Maybe this weekend I'll get a chance to play with my plants.  I also got this planter full of beautiful pansies.


It's time to make a new yarn order.  I'll be making a new sweater pattern and I've decided on a light gray yarn.  I think.  I'm not positive yet.  This is the sweater.

It's almost time now for lunch, and I'm off to the kitchen.  So, till Monday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

New Plants

April 27, 2022

Good morning.  How quickly time is flying by.  In just a few days it will be another new month.  

Yesterday a package arrived in the mail, and it contained a couple new plants that I had ordered.  One is the Butterfly Weed plant, and the other is a Hummingbird Mint plant.  The Hummingbird Mint plant is four inches tall, and I can't wait for it to get bigger.  (I've named it Twiggy.}


This plant blooms in different colors.  I'm not sure what color blooms my plant will have.  If I like the plant when it gets bigger, I'll need to buy more of them for the yard.

Every now and then, I look at Twiggy and I think it has grown a bit.  But, I measure it again and it's still only four inches tall.  I guess my mind is in a hurry to see this plant grow.

Recently I ordered a couple sweater crochet patterns, and yesterday one of them came in the mail.  Once the other pattern gets here I might decide to make one of them.  It's been quite a while since I've made a sweater.  Actually, it's been since my kids were growing up.  I used to knit the girls skirt and sweater sets.

Now it's time for me to make a hot up of coffee and enjoy a bit of blog reading.  So, till Friday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 25, 2022

New Plants And A Pink Flamingo

April 25, 2022

Good morning.  Today will be sunny with temps to sixty degrees.  Awesome!  It's great weather for my new plants.

Yesterday, Deanne and I went shopping.  Afterwards we went to the Home Depot Plant Center and bought some plants.  And new wind chimes too.  Mine is a pink flamingo.


 Of course, we each got a new tomato plant.  We picked ones that had a good start at growing.  I hope to have tomatoes this year.  (what else is new?)  

Today I'll take photos of all the new flowers.  You just cannot go into a garden center and not come out with some new flower plants.  My porch will be looking really pretty this summer.

In another couple weeks it will be "sitting out" time.  I can't wait because I really do enjoy sitting out there.  I may even take a little tv out there so I can watch my favorite programs while I crochet. 

Now I want to enjoy a bit of blog reading.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Birthday, Queen Elizabeth

April 22, 2022

Good morning.  Tis a lovely sunny day, though I shall stay in and hopefully crochet.  Tomorrow I'll go shopping.  

Today I'll try to put two or three rows on each of the afghans.  I also have a sweater pattern that I might start as soon as I've decided on a color.

Pretty soon, I'm going to have to make some blog books.  I've been neglecting doing this these past couple years.  It's time to get back to a lot of things that have changed or just been dropped.  It's amazing just how many lives have been totally changed by a "flu."  

Queen Elizabeth just celebrated her 96th birthday.  I found this adorable photo of the Queen when she was two years old and just had to share.  What a cutie!  It must be something to look at our child's photo and not realize that they will grow up to be a Queen, or maybe President.


My junk mail box is filling up again so I guess I'd best go through a batch of it today.  I just remove my name and address from things.  However, it does take some time.  

Now it's time to enjoy reading some of your blogs.  So, till Monday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

A Beautiful Sunny Day

April 20, 2022

Good morning.  Tis sunny today, and temps should be in the upper fifties.  The weather map says it will be like this all week.  "Sitting out" weather is coming!

I haven't been in the mood for crocheting lately.  I did find a new project to work on but it didn't match the yarn that I had picked out for it.  I guess I'll have to make another yarn order.  

Mostly, I just watched TV these past couple of days.  I have become very good at spending all day doing nothing.  

In my younger days, I was busy all day long, every day.  I find it amazing at how much things have changed.  I need to start getting out more, drive my car, etc.  Sadly, I don't have the energy to do much of anything anymore.  I don't know if it is age or the "do nothings" of the past two years.  I guess I need to work on this.

Today is Law & Order on TV.  These are all reruns, but they seem new again.  Plus, lots of times I doze off while I'm watching TV.  So I get lots of little naps.  My TV time has been good for me.

I need to make a new grocery order to be delivered by the end of the week.  So I think I'll work on that today.  It's time to re-stock my frozen items.  

Now it's time to enjoy a bit of blog reading.  So, till Friday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Awesome Chickens!

April 18, 2022

Good morning.  The sun is shining and temps today will be in the mid fifties.  Spring has sprung!  The days are getting warmer.  Pretty soon it will be "sitting out" warm.  Yes!

Did the Easter Bunny bring everyone lots of colored eggs?  Kids everywhere were having a wonderful time hunting for eggs yesterday.   How about it.  Did any of you "bigger" kids hunt for eggs too?  

My grandson Kevin came by and brought me a box full of snacks and dinner.  (Deanne cooked)  

After Kevin left, you know I dove into that box of goodies.  I'm just a big kid too!  Later I had me a nap, then worked on one of the afghans for a bit.  Most of the day was a "watch TV" day.

I've decided that these afghans may take another couple of months to finish.  I only do one or two rows and I'm looking to work on something else.  I have a couple ideas, but I'm not sure which new project I'll pick.  I need to look around a bit more.

A new T-shirt that I ordered for myself arrived, and I love it!  I think the chickens are awesome!

I'm working on a shopping list for next weekend.  Aside from a few things for the porch, I want to pick up some flowers.  Petunias, for sure.  Whatever else I'm not sure.  I'll have to see what's available.

Now I'm going to look through my yarn catalogue again to see if maybe I missed a pattern that I might like to try.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Happy Easter

April 15, 2022

Good morning.  The sun is shining and temps today will be in the sixties.  Except for some rain Saturday night, it's supposed to be a nice weekend.   This should make the Easter Bunny very happy.

It doesn't seem possible but it's already Easter time.  I hope everybody gets lots of Easter eggs.  This is the first year that I did not make a batch of eggs for the tenants.  I don't know if I feel guilty or not.  

Well, I did finally finish the crib blanket.  I have no choice now but to work on the afghans.  Maybe I can finish them by the end of next month.  Hmmm, we'll see.

Here's an interesting article I found on the web.  I never thought of it but it is a great idea for the birds.


We have to put out extra food for the birds now because the wild turkeys are coming around again for a meal.  There's only three of them, and I do enjoy seeing them every day.

Recently I ordered new T-shirts.  This one is for Deanne because she has two kitties.  What an awesome job it must be to design such cute shirts.

You know you have to be careful about ordering from anyone on Facebook.  I always take a photo of my order for just in case.  Today I checked on an order not received and I had to send copies of my order because they said they didn't remember it.  Amazing.  They have no problem taking your money.  It's the order they can't seem to grasp.

Enough grumbling.  It's time to make some breakfast.  So, till Monday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous Easter Sunday.

Hugs, Edna B. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Easter Is Coming

April 13, 2022

Good morning.  Tis sunny today with temps in the sixties.  Awesome!  Today is a "sit out on the porch for a while" day.

This is "yard work" weather.  If you're thinking of mowing your lawn, please keep in mind that the dandelions are food for our bees.  Don't mow them down.

Monday afternoon, the oxygen company brought me a new concentrator.  The guy that came by was hoping to just try to fix the concentrator that I had but I said no.  I wanted a different one.  Eventually, he left me a new machine.

Next week Deanne and I are going shopping.  Today I'm starting a list of things that I want to look for.  Obviously, the first thing on my list is a new rug for the porch.  I also need to buy a new batch of puzzle books.  I got a lot of them for Christmas but I'm almost through with all of them.

Today, I will finish the crib blanket.  There are only four more rows to go.  After that, it's afghan time.  I think I'll wait to get these to the "three quarters done" time before starting any new projects.   Whatever my next project is, it won't have any blue or green on it.

Do you realize that Easter is this coming weekend?  How quickly it came this year!  I haven't decided yet whether or not I'll make colored eggs for the tenants this year.  Hmm, I'll have to give it some thought.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Rainbows

April 11, 2022

Good morning.  It's early and the sun is shining so I guess it's going to be a nice day.  Temps today will be in the mid fifties.  Awesome!   

Today I need to call the oxygen company and have them change my concentrator.  It keeps whistling a really loud whistling noise, and it drives me crazy.   I did look it up online, but there wasn't really much help there.  So far, the only way to stop the noise is to shut the machine off and turn it back on.  

Yesterday, Deanne sent me this photo of the huge rainbow she saw on the way home from their outing. Hmm, I wonder how come we didn't have one here.  (Deanne and Eddie went on a Brew Tour)


I order a lot of things from Amazon.  Everything comes right away and the shipping is free.  You can't beat that!  But I had to laugh when I found this cute poster.  


Little by little, I'm trying to get back to my crocheting.  I put a few more rows on the crib blanket.  I think there are only six more rows to go to be finished.  Maybe I can get it done today.  

Now that Spring temps are here, it's time to clean off my porch and put a new rug down.  I'm going to enjoy sitting out there.  Who knows, I may even have to set up a small TV out there so I can watch my programs while I'm out there.

Have you ever seen Rainbow Tomatoes?  I have NOT!  I didn't even know these existed.  They sure are pretty!  I may have to buy a plant just to see if I can grow one.  


I'm off now.  It's time for Perry Mason.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Awesome Blossoms!

April 8, 2022

Good afternoon. I'm late posting today because I had a doctor appointment this morning.  (Heart doctor) Then I had to call the insurance company to straighten out a problem that has come up with it.  Gadzooks, it's always something!

My appointment went well.  My doctor is easy to talk with, actually quite fun and pleasant.  Having doctors that are pleasant to talk with makes it easy to look forward to keeping my appointments.

What's new?  My TV!  It was delivered Wednesday afternoon.  Deanne and Eddie  (actually mostly Deanne) got it set up.  It's three inches bigger than my last set.  I really like it.  

For those of you who follow my friend Beth's blog (http://bethreed78753.blogspot.com),  she's been in the hospital recently and she's home now.  She's had quite a few medical issues lately, and I hope they are all behind her now.

A lot of my plants are coming up now.  They will be green for a while, but I do have a few daffodil blossoms.  It feels really nice to be able to look out and see these beautiful blooms.

The third great granddaughter (Serena Melanie) who was due to be born recently was born on April 2.  That's all the information that I have as the parents don't wish to share anymore.  It is what it is.

Meanwhile, the crib blanket I'm crocheting is two thirds done.  Only twenty more rows to go.  It's time to get serious about working on the afghans.  I haven't been in the mood to work on them but this won't get them done.  I think it's because all the colors are in the same family - blues and greens.  

I'm starting to get hungry so maybe it's time to think about what's for supper.  I know what I'd really like to have, but it most likely won't be that.  (not on my diet)  Hmmm, I'll have to think about it for a bit.  

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

New TV Coming

April 6, 2022

Good morning.  Tis another gray, wet day.  Temps will be in the mid forties with light rain on and off all day.  I was hoping for a sunny day because my new TV is coming this afternoon.  

I have had a TV to watch.  Deanne and Eddie hooked me up to one of their TV's so I wouldn't miss my programs.  They will be by later to hook up my new TV.  Unless, of course, our schedules change, and then we'll get it done as soon as we can.

Yesterday, I had a batch of coins to roll.  Have you ever wondered why there is no paper roll for half dollars?  I looked it up on Google, and I guess they do have rolls.  I just don't know where to get them.  I read a short article about where to find them, but the wording just confused me and never did tell me where they might be.

Look at this picture of a beautiful crystal piece that I found in one of my magazines.  I love Cardinals.  I think they are really beautiful.  And, no, I did not buy it.  

And I found another Tee shirt that fits me to a tee.   Yup, yarn IS super delightful!

Wednesday is a good TV day for me.  It's Law & Order from 10.00 am to three or four pm, then Blue Bloods till three a.m.  Can you tell that I like crime stories?

The box that I've been throwing all the junk mail into is overflowing so I guess I need to start going through it all now and get rid of it.  Maybe I'll start tomorrow, and I can watch my new TV while I'm doing it.

Now it's time to go out and get the mail.  Then I'll make a hot cup of coffee to enjoy while I'm doing a bit of blog reading.  So, till Friday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 4, 2022

My TV Is Croaking

April 4, 2022

Good morning.  Tis gray and wet today.  I was hoping it would be a sunny day because I have to go out to a doctor appointment.  Alas, I'll have to settle for the wet, gray day.

Today is not such a good day here.  My television stopped working near midnight last night.  When I turn it on, the picture bounces up and down and then it shuts off.  I'm guessing it is trying to tell me that it's time for a new set.  This set is around thirteen years old.

I went online looking at new TVs and I'm surprised at how inexpensive they are.  Mine is a 40" set, and WalMart had several 40" sets for under $300.  I guess this is a good time to buy a new set.

Guess what?  It looks like the sun is going to be shining.  Awesome!  

Deanne found this adorable cartoon on the web.  I love it.  It suits me to a tee!

If I don't get a new TV set up real soon, I'll definitely be driving everyone around me crazy.  

Over the weekend, I put a few more rows on the crib blanket.  It's now one third done.  I also added a few rows to one of the afghans.  These are going to keep me busy for a while because I only do a couple rows a day now.  

I ordered a new fairy for my porch railing.  She'll go alongside the one that is already there.  (inside the screened in part of the porch)  I like looking at pretty things.

Now I think I'll enjoy a bit of blog reading while I have my coffee.  Soon it will be ready to leave for my appointment.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 1, 2022

April Fools Day

April 1, 2022

Good morning.  Happy April Fools Day!  Gosh, do you realize that one quarter of the year has already gone by?  Before you know it, it will be August and we won't know where the year went.

The last batch of yarn that I had ordered came yesterday.  I've already used one of the colors to start a new crib blanket.  The color is called "Bluebird."

I'll keep doing a row or two on the afghans every other day or so.  I'd like to see them finished by the end of Spring.  

Lately there's a new product being advertised on TV.  It's called "Winky Lux" and it's a skin refreshener, I think.  Actually, I looked it up on the web and found a whole line of Winky Lux beauty products.  It's the name that caught my eye.  I wonder what Winky Lux means.  And, it's a bit pricey.




I have never been one to wear much makeup.  Mostly just lipstick.  If at all.  I don't really know why, it's just something that never interested me.   I was always more interested in making things with my hands than trying to be glamorous.

Now I'm thinking I'm wanting a snack, so it's off to the kitchen I go.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Pet Toys

March 30, 2022

Good morning.  Today is sunny with temps in the forties.  After today, temps will be warming up.  Woo Hoo!  Can you believe it?  In just two days, it will be another new month.  The year is really slipping by!

My accountant finished my taxes and mailed them to me.  I've signed them and now they are in the mail.  Awesome!  It's good that they are done for the year.  I have some money coming back, so when it gets here Deanne and I can go shopping and spend it.  

The first thing I want to buy is a new rug for the porch.   I like having a rug on the porch because it makes it much more "homey".  It's only a 5x7, but it's just big enough to look nice.  I have a small table and two chairs out there, and a fan so it is quite comfortable.

Recently I mentioned about toys that were being sold for doggies.  Now they have toys on the market for your kitties.  They really are wicked cute!  These are from the "Huggy Kitty" family.



These toys are adorable.  So don't forget next December when you are helping Santa with his shopping, to check out the pet toy departments.  I'm sure by then there will be lots more really cute toys.

Now I have to check on my last yarn order.  I can't find my order receipt so I'll have to call the yarn company to get one.  So, till Friday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Monday, March 28, 2022

Research Can Be Interesting

March 28, 2022

Good morning.  Tis gray with possible snow showers on the way.  Temps are only 25F degrees.  Hopefully, temps are going to start getting (and staying) warmer in just a few days.

I did a bit of crocheting this weekend and finished the crib blanket.


I found some new and very interesting yarn colors online and of course had to order some of it.  When it comes, I'll start a new crib blanket.  I like to keep a few of these on hand, just in case.  I also put a few rows on one of the afghans.  It will be a while before these are done.  They're not half done yet.

Are you happy?  Do you know why?  Is it maybe because you live in one of the happiest countries in the world?  Here's an interesting map (of happy countries) that I found on the web.


I wonder who makes up all these different informative maps.  It must be a very interesting job.  Think of all the wonderful things you would learn while doing the research for these maps.  I think I would love a job like that.

Today, I have some blog reading to get caught up with.  I never turned on my laptop over the weekend.  So, I think I'll first make a cup of coffee to enjoy while I'm reading blogs.  Now I'm on my way to the kitchen to make that coffee.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Plants For Bees

March 25, 2022

Good morning.  Tis gray and damp today.  We may get some sunshine later.  Temps are starting to be more like beginning Spring temps.  Super!  Soon it will be "sit on the porch" weather.  I can't wait!

Yesterday was quiet.  I called the doctor to cancel my appointment and change it to another date.  Deanne has a nasty cold.  I thought it would be best if she stayed home and got some rest.  My appointment is only a regular check up.

Soon it will be time to pick out tomato plants.  Every year I say it's the last year, but then every year I buy another plant.  Deanne usually gets a few tomatoes on her plant, but mine doesn't seem to do as well.  Hmm, I wonder why.

While you are picking out plants for your garden, here are a few that you might want to plant to help the bees.  


Today I'll work on the crib blanket for a bit.  It's more than half done.  I'll try to remember to take a photo of it to share.  The colors are really pretty.  I've been ignoring the afghans, but soon I'll have to work on them too.

There is a Law & Order marathon on TV today so that's what I'll be watching.  Now I'm off to check the mail.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time To Get Out More

March 23, 2022

Good morning.  Golly, have you noticed that it's almost April?  Time seems to be flying rather fast lately.  Let's hope it starts slowing down a bit for Spring and Summer so that they can last longer.

My crocheting is going very slowly.  I just can't seem to get past a couple rows before tiring of it.  I think it has to do with being cooped up for so long (since Covid started changing plans).  I really must get out more.  

My doctor appointment last week had to be rescheduled.  My new appointment is tomorrow afternoon.  I think I'll ask my doctor if she wouldn't like to schedule "over the phone" appointments once in a while.  The insurance companies cover these appointments.  

I've been throwing all my junk mail in a big box, and now I think it's time to start getting rid of it.  Gosh, what would the Post Office do if there were no more junk mail sent out?  Probably go out of business.

I found this beautiful image on the web and wanted to share it with you.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all planted a tree?


I have to watch for the mailman this morning.  I put a piece of mail out for him to deliver and I want to make sure he gets it.   

I had my breakfast really early this morning, so I'll be checking to see what's for lunch soon.  First though, I want to enjoy a bit of blog reading.  So, till Friday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 21, 2022

It's Springtime!

March 21, 2022

Good morning.  Today will be sunny with temps in the mid fifties.  Tomorrow we go back to the colder temps.   It's Springtime now so temps should be warming up soon.

Friday afternoon, Deanne and I went to the park.  It's so relaxing to sit there and watch all the birds.  (ducks, geese, swans, etc.)  The weather was so nice that there were lots of folks there.  Some folks were feeding the birds and others were just enjoying watching, like us.

The rest of the weekend was quiet.  I did a bit of crocheting every now and then.  Mostly I watched a couple movies on TV.  Today I'll be watching the Law & Order marathon on TV.  And I'll crochet a bit.

For Steve, we have a dish here that we call New England Boiled Dinner.  It's meat (your choice), potatoes, carrots, turnips and cabbage.  It's all boiled in a large pan, and it's delicious!

Someone keeps designing these great crochet tee shirts.  Here's another one I found.

Now I think I'll get a bottle of cold water and do a bit of blog reading.  I didn't turn my laptop on over the weekend, so I have a lot of catching up to do.  So, till Wednesday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Yum! Yum!

March 18, 2022

Good morning.  Today is going to be lovely.  The temperature is supposed to hit 70F degrees.  Woo Hoo!  Deanne says its a good day for a ride through the park after work.  And I definitely agree! 

Yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day.  We celebrated with a delicious boiled dinner that Deanne cooked for us.  It was super delicious!  Yum Yum!  

Our wild turkeys are back.  We put out extra food for them every day.  I enjoy seeing them.  They really are beautiful birds.  

I've been working on my tax stuff and I think I'm getting close to done.  I've totaled all my columns, and now I just have to finish with the receipts.  It would be nice to have them back in the mail to the accountant by tomorrow.

In between things, I add a row or two to one of my crochet projects.  These afghans will keep me busy for quite a while.  I still have a few grandchildren and great grandchildren who don't have an afghan yet.

Now, I'm going to watch some Law & Order.  So, till Sunday, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.  

Hugs, Edna B.