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Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Just Too Soon To Be This Cold!!!

September 26, 2016

Good morning.  Tis another Brrrrrrr morning here in New England.  Too brrrrr for me!  This morning, I finally decided that it was time to turn on the furnace.  It will come on tonight when the temperature goes down to 40 degrees again.  As you can see, I am not so crazy about shivering while under my blanket. 

I guess this makes me wimpy, and that's okay.  I spent the whole night trying to keep warm and filling my wastebasket with tissues.  Everyone at Deanne and Eddie's house is sick with colds that are going around.  So, I guess maybe it's not my allergies that is keeping me miserable.  Maybe I have that nasty cold too.  Goody.  Just what I need right about now!

Today, I think I'll have to sit down and pay some bills.  As a matter of fact, I just took a break to write out the checks and get them out to the mail box for pick up.  Now I can breathe easier.  My wallet is whining a little, but I'm happier when there are no bills due.  Yes I know, my head is in the sand.  There's another whole batch of bills coming in the mail any day now. 

I went looking into my photo archives to find a couple photos for today.  These two show the mist rising on the pond very early on an Autumn morning.  I took these on my way home work a while back.  The first shot was taken just before the sun rose up over the tree tops.  The second shot was  taken a little while later while the sun was rising.

I used to love stopping by the pond to watch the sun rise and take some photos.  Once in a while I would catch some interesting shots of water birds.  With or without the birds, it's very restful to watch  the mist rise up off the water.

A few days ago, I ordered a few new beads and charms so that I can finish off all my bracelet projects.  Unfortunately, I was not able to get them through Amazon, so I'll have to be patient and wait for them to get here via the regular snail mail.  Gosh, I've been so spoiled by Amazon that it feels odd to have to wait for things to get here. 

Seeing as how the temperature is a wee bit on the cool side, I think maybe I'll crochet a while today.  I still have more than half of the last afghan to finish.  Who knows, maybe I'll even watch the big debate on TV this afternoon. 

The cable company is sending a technician out this afternoon to fix the outside phone wires.  There has been a lot of static and other sorts of noises in my phone line since my new modem was put in.  It will be nice to be able to use the phone again without all the noises.

On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

It's Puff's Tissues Time Again!

September 25, 2016

Good morning.  Brrr, I do believe these cooler temps are just not my cup of tea.  There's cool, and then there's c-o-o-l!  We only made it up into the lower 60's during the day yesterday, and down to the 40's for overnight.  Sad to say, this is probably going to be our norm now till the cold sets in.

Yesterday, Pogo and I did not go anywhere.  For some reason, I could not get out of my own way.  I just did not feel very good and my arms were sore where I got my shots.  My allergies are kicking up so I'm quite stuffy all day, and this does not help the yucky feeling. 

Maybe today we can at least take a short ride to the park, or for a McDonald's hamburger.  My little Pogo deserves at least that much.  He's such a good little doggie.  He wears a sweater all day or all night because I am cold, and he never complains.  In the wee hours, he even ate some dog food because I did not want to get up at 4 a.m. to cook him something to eat.  What can I say?

I'm down to my last two boxes of Puffs tissues, so I hope I can get out soon to re-stock.  The last thing I need right now is a bright red nose!  That's what happens when I have to use the generic tissues.  I keep a couple boxes of them on the pantry shelf, but I really don't want to have to use them right now. 

My legs have not been so good lately, so last night I started to spend a few minutes on the stepper machine.  Actually, I only do one or two minutes at a time, but if I do this several times a day, I'm hoping it will help to keep these old legs working right.

I dug a couple of pretty butterfly photos from my archives to share here today.  This purple bush was the one that we lost from the heavy snows a couple winters ago. 

I have one more really cute photo to share with you today.  This one is just so adorable.  I found it on the web, and I don't know who the author is.  But it sure put a smile on my face.  Isn't this just the cutest little thing you ever saw?  Here's hoping it will brighten up your morning.

Now I'm going to finish my coffee, even though it's already cold.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a simply wonderful day. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Quite A Busy Day Here

September 23, 2016

Good afternoon.  Goodness, I'm late today, but I slept in a bit this morning and then I had to rush to get dressed and go to the store to pick up some of my meds.  While I was there, I found a really pretty outfit for my daughter Laura's birthday.  It's over a month away, but if I came back in a few weeks to get this outfit, the store probably wouldn't have it. 

While I was at the Walmart Pharmacy, I got a flu shot and the Prevnar 13 shot to help prevent  pneumococcal pneumonia.  The symptoms for pneumococcal pneumonia are (1) chest pains with difficulty breathing, (2) high fever and shaking chills, (3) excessive sweating, (4) fatigue, and (5) a cough with phlegm that persists or gets worse.  For some folks the cough and fatigue can last for weeks or longer, even after treatment with antibiotics.

This sounds a lot like what I had a couple of winters ago.  I had all these symptoms, and it lasted more than two months.  None of the prescribed antibiotics seemed to be working.  While I was sick, one doctor told me that I did have pneumonia, but no one mentioned pneumococcal pneumonia.  Hmmm, makes me wonder.  Anyway, I certainly do not want to get that sick again.

At the moment, I'm on the phone, trying to contact the service department of our cable company, Comcast.  So far, I've had to put up with two different agents in the Philippines telling me why I cannot talk to a repair/service department in the United States.  I don't know about you, but this is extremely annoying. 

Whatever happened to the good old days when you could call the company on a local number, and get an appointment to have your phone equipment repaired?  Eventually, I got to speak to an agent in Virginia, and she gave me a a service appointment for next Monday afternoon. 

Yesterday, while I was grocery shopping, I picked up a copy of the Globe newspaper.  There was a huge article in it about Hillary Clinton's health .  Hmmm, I don't know how much of this is true, but if anyone does have information about this please let me know.  Here are photos of the article.

On a brighter note, my new blog book arrived a couple days ago, but I had to call the printing company because all the photos in half of the posts were missing.  I first checked with my blog to make sure there were no problems, and there were none on my end.  The company checked my order and found out that there had been a problem with the printing, so they are going to send me another book.  Here's a photo of 2016 Vol. Two.

The other day I found a new pattern book for crocheted shawls.  It has a really pretty cuffed sleeve version of a shawl that I might try to make.  Unfortunately, it calls for bulky yarn, which I don't usually use.  Here's what it looks like.  What do you think?

Yesterday, another charm bead that I had ordered arrived in the mail.  That enabled me to finish off another bracelet.  Gosh, all the bracelets look so pretty.  I promise to take photos, which I'll share after the Christmas holidays. 

Pogo is looking at me with that "starving" look on his face, so I think I'll have a look in the refrigerator to see what looks tasty. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tis Autumn Already!

September 22, 2016

Good morning.  It's another gorgeous day here in my little part of New England.  Have you noticed that it is already Autumn?  Ahhh, and a simply gorgeous Autumn it is!!  Starting this Saturday, the weather is supposed to be quite a bit cooler for a few days.  (according to the weather app on my phone)  I guess it has to happen sometime, but I'm not ready yet to give up all this gorgeous weather.

Yesterday was another of those "gosh, I was busy all day but I can't remember doing much of anything !" days.  By suppertime, I didn't feel like cooking, so Joe cooked some hamburger for Pogo.  I supplied the hamburger.  I have to say that his burgers come out tasting much better than mine.  How come?

There's a lot of talk and news articles about the upcoming voting about lifting the cap on limiting charter schools in some cities.  I, for one, don't think we should have charter schools.  The money to fund them comes out of the regular school budgets.  I think that charter schools should be private schools requiring tuitions and private funding. 

I do believe that if all of our school funds were put into our public schools, all children would benefit.  I believe in neighborhood schools.  I think that this builds stronger communities.  If someone feels that there is a better school for their child/children, they should have to pay to send them somewhere else. 

We all pay taxes so that our children can be educated.  If this isn't good enough, then pay for something else.  All members of a community should work together to make sure that their schools are good places for the kids to learn.  Anyone not happy with their neighborhood school has another option.  On-line schooling.  And it's free!! 

Of course, a parent would most likely have to stay at home to make sure that their child is really doing their school lessons on the computer.  Oh dear, here again, parents would have to take part in making sure their child is actually learning and getting a good education.  This obviously isn't a very good option for working parents. 

This brings me back to why do we need to fund charter schools when the money would be so much better spent on our neighborhood public schools.   I think children who play, learn, live and pray (at their own places of worship)  together have a better chance to build strong, healthy communities.

Okay, that's my little rant for today.  Now I have a photo to share of a really beautiful iris.  You can go to Google and look up "Tall Bearded Irises at Iris Mart" to see lots of beautiful irises.  Isn't this gorgeous?  I think I need it for my garden.

I looked up this web site, and OMG!  I started making a shopping list.  Oh, these irises are simply breathtaking.  Unfortunately, it's too late to order for this Fall's planting (from this company).  I'll have to shop around at the local garden centers.

Do you remember all the wisdom that your Moms tried teaching you while you were growing up?  I found this on Facebook and had to borrow it to share with you.  Some of this may sound a bit corny, but most all of us passed all this same wisdom on to our own children.

On this happy note, I think I'll take my leave and see if Pogo wants to go for a ride, or better yet, shopping.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Lovely Surprise From Mother Nature

September 21, 2016

Good morning.  I know I sound like a broken recording, but how else can I describe the weather here?  It's simply gorgeous outside today, sunny and 71F degrees with a soft breeze.   It will get much warmer by noon time, but I'm really enjoying this awesome weather. 

Of course, it would be even better with a day or two of rain every now and then.  I drove by one of our reservoirs a few days ago, and goodness grief, I've never seen it so low.  Imagine how different things would be if our government had thought to build water pipe lines. 

Mother Nature had another lovely surprise for us a couple days ago.  The little bits of rain that we have had brought forth another gorgeous yellow bloom in the little garden near the front door. 

As I ride around, I'm noticing how many trees are beginning to change their colors.  All the beautiful lush green that shades my front yard will soon be turning a bright sunny yellow.  I don't know as I'm ready for that just yet.  (like I really have a choice?) 

On a brighter note, I have a new quick page for you.  This one has an adorable little doggie on it.  I think he's looking for someone to play with.  Enjoy!

Here is your download link:

This morning I'm watching "Unsolved Mysteries."   I really enjoy seeing how cold cases get solved, and how family members and friends are able to be reunited.  It's such a refreshing break from all the violence on TV.   Last night, I watched the premiere of the new series "Bull" starring Michael Weatherly.   I'm not sure what I think of it yet, but time will tell.

Ever trip and/or fall for no reason at all?  I've been this way for most of my life.  I never did find out why, I just live with it.  Thankfully, it doesn't happen often.  This brings me to this adorable Minion cartoon that I found on the web (and borrowed).  This explains it all quite nicely.

So, next time you fall down, turn it into a positive.  Just imagine that you've just given the floor or the ground a much needed hug.

On that note, I think I'll go see what sort of fun mischief Pogo and I can get into today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Be Well Sassy Girl

September 20, 2016

Good morning.  It's really a beautiful morning.  The temp is around 70F degrees, and there's a teeny tiny breeze.  Sometime during the night it rained a little but it has stopped.  Pretty soon, the sun will be shining and later today the temps will get up into the low 80's.  If you're on vacation this week in this part of the country, be prepared for some awesome weather.

Yesterday was quite the busy day.  Shortly after I had finished posting here, my daughter Deanne called from work to say that her little dog Sassy was not doing so good and could I see about taking her to a doctor.  So that's what we did.

Kevin, Sassy, Pogo and I went to the VCA Hospital where Pogo goes.  They have an emergency department so you don't have to wait for an appointment.  After being checked by a technician and the doctor, Sassy had to be admitted for a few hours to have some tests and blood work. 

Later, around 5 p.m., Deanne, Pogo and I went back to get Sassy.  Some of her test results won't be back until maybe tomorrow, so we have to wait till after that to find out what was wrong with our Sassy girl.  Poor Pogo.  He did his best to get Sassy's attention, but Sassy only had eyes for her mommy.

I have an adorable photo to share with you.  I found this on Google.  There was no mention of the photographer's name so I don't know who to give credit to.  I just thought that it was quite precious, and that you might enjoy seeing it.

I've been looking around for some new crochet projects, and I came across this cute hat.  It's called a "Cupcake Hat".  Gosh, I wonder why???  It really is cute though.

Last night after supper, I spent some more time on my laptop and made another new quick page.  So, what are all these QP's about?  Why, Halloween of course!!  It's one of my favorite holidays, and I love making these quick pages.  I could show you a sneak peek of a few of them, but I think I'll let you wait until October to see them.  haha.  (Yeah, I know.  I have a little mean streak in me!)

Today, I really should chase a few dust bunnies around.  I've been neglecting them lately, and it's looking like a whole lot of their friends and relatives have moved in with them.  This is not acceptable.  (They don't pay room and board, so these extra ones have to go.)

That said, it's time for me to get dressed, and start a load of laundry.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 19, 2016

My Pogo Really Takes Good Care Of Me

September 19, 2016

Good morning.  This morning is cloudy with comfortable temps in the mid 70's.  We got a tiny bit of rain during the night, and today we should get a bit more.  A few good downpours would really be appreciated. 

I was chatting with my friend Rhoda over the weekend, and she told me about this awesome new type of GPS.  If you don't have one on your phone, or if you would like a more personalized one, do check this one out.  It's called WAZE.  I looked it up, and it sounds pretty good to me.  Have a lookee for yourself.

Yesterday, after sitting out on the porch for a while, I started playing with my new scrap kits.  Well, need I say more?  I got so caught up in my fun, that I never did have the time to work on my bracelets.  However, I did get to make a few new quick pagers.

I had to stop playing for a while because the cable repairman showed up to change my modem for a newer updated one.  While he was here, he got rid of some of the mess with all the cables on the outside of the house.  It looks so much better now, and my WiFi works better too.

I have a cute photo to share that Deanne sent me.  This is Aurora loving her new teddy bear that Uncle Kevin made for her at Build A Bear.  It will probably take a while for her to grow big enough to pick it up, but she can still cuddle with it. 

I thought I'd take a few photos of the hanging decorations that I have on my porch.  There's an adorable angel wind chime  that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.

And then, of course, there's my friendly witch who watches over the yard and wards off all evil.

So, between my angel and my witch, and of course my little Pogo, I am well looked after here.  The cable guy was very impressed with how Pogo was protecting me yesterday.  As long as the fellow did not move, Pogo let him be.  But as soon as the guy started to move, Pogo went into attack mode.  I have to say, my little Pogo really is fierce!

Well, the morning is fading away, and I really should get busy doing a few chores around here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.