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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Alena

September 19, 2017

Good morning.  Yup, tis another gray, wet day here in New England.  I hope the heavier rain holds off until after I get home from my doctor appointment this morning.  It looks like there is a healthy breeze going on too.  Every now and then the leaves on the tree out front start dancing excitedly.

Before I forget again, let me wish a Happy Birthday to great granddaughter Alena.  She turned five years old yesterday.  Alena, I hope your Birthday was just awesome!  Here's photo that her grandma (Audrey) sent to me last evening.  She's wearing the pink sapphire kitty necklace that I sent to her.

Speaking of my great grandchildren, they are all growing up so quickly.  I have a few more photos to share.  These are three more of my great grandchildren.  Jack (top photo) just started the seventh grade, and will be thirteen years old soon.  Lilah (center photo) has started the fifth grade and has just recently turned ten years old.  The bottom photo is Alima.  She will be turning two years old this Fall.  Gosh, they are all so beautiful.  Randi, thank you so much for the photos.  I am so blessed!

This morning I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor for a follow up on my shoulder.  That last shot of cortisone was supposed to take away the pain.  But, it didn't!  I don't really want another shot.  I just want to know what my options are.  I'm pretty sure that my favorite option is to just ignore the pain and hopefully it won't bother me too much.  That's what I do now.

Yesterday, I went back to the jeweler's shop to leave my rings that need new bands.  Gosh, my hand feels so naked!  I never take off my Goddess ring.  That one is so special to me.  The jeweler said that he would try to have that ring ready for me today.  That would be nice, but I'm not counting on it.  The other two rings may take a bit longer, but that's okay.  I'm also getting new appraisals. 

Well, time is slipping by on me again, so I'd best take my leave here.  I need to be getting ready for my appointment soon.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Last Days Of Summer

September 18, 2017

Good morning.  This morning is cool and gray with a slight breeze.  Temps will get up to around 71F degrees today.  At some point the rain should be coming this way.  Our weather forecast for the next few days calls for rain and wind.  How much we get remains to be seen.  It's sort of a sad way to celebrate the end of summer.  Yup, these are our last days of summer.  Try to enjoy them.

Today, Pogo and I will take a ride back to the jewelers store to leave my ring.  I never take the ring off, so  the band wore very thin and broke years ago.  I've been wearing it with tape on the band all this time.  I don't like to take my ring off.  Even worse, I don't like leaving it anywhere.  But now, it can't be helped.  It really needs to be fixed.

While we are at the plaza where the jewelry store is, we'll stop in at the pet supply store too.   So far, Pogo has been eating some of the doggie food that we bought there the other day.  We need to pick up a few more little tins of it.  If Pogo will eat it, I'll buy it for him.

I'm going to have to get serious about a new yarn order.  I finished up three dolly dresses over the last few days and now my hands are feeling too idle.  My hands like to be busy when I am sitting down to watch TV, or just resting.  As soon as I can decide on the colors, I will start a new afghan.  

These are the colors of the dresses that I finished over the weekend.  The first photo is called Grape Fizz.  The second one is Watercolor, and the third one is Wildflower.

This morning, I'm watching a story about spousal abuse.  It's really horrifying to see what a lot of men and women go through before they are able to ask for help.  I know from counseling some of these women (in years past) just how difficult it is to reach a point where they can walk out of the relationship.  Sometimes they can leave with their children, and sometimes they have to leave them behind.  It's really a sad situation.

Soon I will have to get dressed.  Once the mail comes, Pogo and I will be ready to leave to do our errands.  I need to wash the breakfast dishes too.  On that happy note I'll take my leave.  So,  till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Some Rainy Weather For Us

September 17, 2017

Good morning.  Tis cool and quite cloudy this morning.  We have a bit of rain and maybe winds coming soon thanks to the summer storms, I think.  I'll have to check with the weather channel in a little while.  Right now, I'm watching Law And Order, which is a bit more interesting. 

Friday morning, Deanne and I went to the shooting range for a bit of practice.  Deanne did super well.  I didn't do so bad either.  My shoulder makes it a bit difficult, but I can still hit the bulls eye.  I used Deanne's gun for a few shots, and I really like it.  Pogo says that he'll get me one for a combination birthday/Christmas gift if I want one.  Hmmm, I'll have to think about that.  (He's so good to me!!)  Here's my target from Friday's practice.

Yesterday, Pogo and I went shopping at the gun shop and I bought a magazine loader for my gun.  As soon as I figure out how it works, I'll be able to practice loading the magazine.  Pogo behaved so well in the gun shop that he was invited back whenever he wants to go.  He's quite an impressive and well behaved little fellow.

When we left there, we went looking for a little jewelry shop that the isntructor's brother owns in a nearby town.  Thank goodness for the GPS in my car.  Without it, we'd have never found the little shop.  We had a pleasant chat with the owner, and we'll go back tomorrow so that I can leave one of my rings for repair and an appraisal.  I have another ring that needs the band repaired, so I may also take that one with me to drop off.  I'll be needing a new appraisal for that ring too. 

Before we headed for home, we stopped into a new pet supply store where we picked up a couple new shirts and some new doggie food for Pogo.  He hasn't tried the shirts on yet, but last night he did eat a plateful of the new doggie food.  Wow!!  We also picked up a bag of soft doggie treats, and Pogo actually ate a piece.  Wowsie!  Will wonders never cease!  This is the doggie treat.

I got a new catalogue in the mail Saturday, so I spent some enjoyable time looking through it.  I found a few things that we could use so I ordered them on-line.  There was a beautiful bedspread and shams that Audrey liked so they are being sent to her.  I found a few things that will be gifts, so they will come here and go into the holiday tote.

When I was last at Walmart, I picked up a new pattern book.  This one is for crochet kitchen cloths.  I think I'll try the one with the scrubby in the corner.  After my other projects are finished, of course.  Here's a photo of the little pattern book, and the scrubby dish cloth.

Evenings, I did a bit of crocheting.  I finished a dolly dress in "Grape Fizz" yarn, and now I'm working on one in "Wildflowers" yarn.  When I finish this last dress, I'll take a couple photos.  The colors are scrumptious.  I'm not sure why I'm making so many of these dolly dresses, but I like making them so I'm a happy little camper.  (I'm sure they will all find a new home)

Today I have a new quick page for you.  Now that the hurricane has gone by, and Florida can start to mend and rebuild, I thought that this might be a good page for your vacation photos.  I did call to see how much damage my timeshare condo got, and the news was good.  Aside from losing electric power, there was very little damage from the storm.  Now I can look forward to going there next March.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and watch a bit of TV.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Another Busy Morning

September 15, 2017

Good morning.  Today is a bit cloudy and warm with a bit of a breeze.  It's not raining yet, so it is quite nice.  I won't be much of a chatty Cathy today because I have to get ready soon to leave.  Deanne and I have an appointment this morning at the shooting range.  The instructor texted me last night to say that the new ear phones that we had ordered have come in.  Up to now, we've been using his earphones.

This will be a nice break from my crocheting.  I seem to be making a lot of mistakes lately and have been ripping lots of rows out.  I guess this is a sign that I need a short break.  I think tomorrow I'll take all my dollies out to the porch and apply all the embellishments to them.  After a short photo session, I'll pack them all away. 

Yesterday, while Pogo and I were out in the yard, I noticed quite a few bees busy at work on some of my plants.  I took a few photos, and I have a question that I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with. 

My question is:  Does anyone know what this plant in the last photo is?  I have tons of it.  It is quite pretty and the bees love it.  I have looked it up on Google, but there are a lot of plants there that look like this so I'm still not sure what it is.

In the wee hours of the morning, around 3:50 a.m., Pogo decided that he was finally hungry enough to eat his supper.  I finally got up and got it for him.  He quickly gobbled it up and was looking for more food so I gave him a plate of canned chicken.  When he finished eating that, he climbed back up on his little sofa and went to sleep.  I guess he has me trained pretty good, huh?

Enough of my babble.  It's time for me to start getting dressed and ready to leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today's A Busy Day Here

September 14, 2017

Good afternoon.  I decided that I would do my grocery shopping this morning instead of waiting till later because we may be getting some rain.  By the time I did my shopping and got it all put away, the morning had somehow turned to afternoon. 

Of course, in between putting things away, I brought in the mail and sorted it, fed Pogo, and chatted on the phone for a little bit.  I also put a couple of gifts away (that I picked up) in the Holiday tote.  While I was shopping, I found a color yarn that I need for one of my little dollie dresses.  Now I can finish making the last couple dresses. 

Today's post will be a bit short because I have lots of things that need to be done today around here.  I want to put in another load of laundry too.  Pogo has been running back and forth from the door to me and back to the door.  That usually means that he wants to go outside for a bit.  I've learned to heed this particular message from him. 

I do have one thing to share today.  Yesterday, a book that I had ordered came in the mail.  This one tells all the different ways to use and benefit from vinegar.  So far, I've read a couple of the chapters, and it is really interesting.  If anyone is interested, I'm posting the advertisement for the book and the order form.  If you click on them, they will appear larger so that you can read them easier.

You can also Google the book and order it online.  That's how I ordered my copy.  It's the quickest way to receive the book.

Now I'm off to take my handsome little guy outside for a bit before I start on my chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Even The TV Has Quirks Of Its Own

September 13, 2017

Good morning.  We're enjoying another gorgeous day here in New England.  Temps are in the seventies, working their way to the mid eighties with a slight breeze.  As for Hurricane Irma, I'm guessing that she has downgraded to just a lot of rain because I'm not seeing much about her on the Weather Channel.  They are mostly focusing on the devastation left behind.

Hurricane Jose is being watch closely now.  Just how close to land he'll make, and where, isn't known yet.  He's about five hundred miles from The Bahamas right now.  The weather patterns right now are crazy.  There are Winter weather advisory warnings out for parts of Montana, with snow expected.  Yeesh!  It's still summer!

Yesterday was rather a lazy day for me.  I did a couple chores around here, then did a bit of crocheting.  I have two more dollie dresses to make to finish up my current projects.  Of course, they all still need to have their embellishments put on.  I'm thinking that by next week, I can start boxing a few things.  I'll label them, or at least put a slip with a name in each box. 

I've been watching "Unsolved Mysteries" on TV.  An announcement just came on the screen saying that "routine maintenance is being performed."  When did this start happening?  I've never seen this on my TV before.  They do shut down programming every morning around 2 a.m. to update programming.  It takes about four or five minutes, then the programming comes back on.  This daytime "routine maintenance" is something new.

Today I think I'll start making up my shopping list.  I haven't been to the supermarket for a while and some things are running very low or out.   I also want to do a bit of laundry.  Later, DIL Janet will be coming by after work.  That's a really nice way to end my day. 

This year, I haven't seen very many butterflies, so I dug into my photo archives for this photo.  Now that my butterfly bushes are beginning to grow again, I'm hoping to see more of these beauties flitting around in my yard.

I also dug out this adorable photo of my handsome little guy.  The photo was taken five years ago, just a few months after he came to live with me.  He still looks the same today. 

I slept really good last night and did not want to get up this morning.  However, my late start to this awesome day means that I am running out of morning, and need to get busy with my laundry.  Before I go, I do have a new quick page for you.  This one might be good for saving some of your favorite summer memories. 

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to keep a date with my washing machine.  So till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma Just Won't Give Up!

September 12, 2017

Good morning.  I almost feel guilty saying that the weather here is awesome.  But today really is a lovely day and I'm thankful for it.  Last yesterday afternoon, I heard from Gary Jr, and all is well there.  I heard from my friend Rhoda, and they are okay too.  Last night I heard from Sean and they are all alive.  However, he has most likely lost both his home and his boat.  His place took a direct hit from the hurricane. 

Sadly, this storm is still ravaging other states.  It is now being called a tropical cyclone and is lashing out at Georgia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia, and reaching out as far as Indiana.  I'm praying that Hurricane Jose turns and dies out at sea before he can add to the devastation.  How much more can folks handle? 

Give me a moment here, I'm making a fresh cup of coffee.  I had to drink my first cup cold, because I spent a lot of time on the phone trying to track an order that should have been here yesterday.  The company said it was hand delivered to a resident here, but that is not the case.  I was the only one home when the mail came and the package was not in the mail. 

I had ordered a magazine loader to help me load the magazine for my gun.  My fingers just don't work right when I'm trying to load the magazine.  However, I'm getting a refund instead of the loader.  I guess I'll just have to do a bit more practicing before our next time at the range.  (that will be this Friday)

One package that did arrive yesterday was the air freshener doll bodies that I had ordered.  Woo Hoo!!  Now I can start finishing my dollies.  There's no way I can sew all those little hook and eye sets on the dresses, so I laced up the backs of the dresses instead.  Today or tomorrow, I'll sit down and start putting the embellishments on the dresses.  Here are a couple photos of the dollies so far. 

The top photo is called "Beach Day" and the second photo is called "Cactus."  I have to say that these two are my favorites.  I love the colors in the yarn.  All my dollies have dark hair except this one little blonde, but they are all adorable.  I'll take more photos when the dollies are completely finished.

Yesterday I ordered my new blog book before the discount price ran out.  I like to take advantage of these sales.  Unfortunately, that means that I have expired all QP and kit links through the end of August.  Hopefully, you all downloaded the ones you wanted.  You can always send me your email address if you need any of the links and I'll send them to you.  These are the photos I chose for the front and back covers of my newest blog book.

Before I start on any chores today, I need to pick out a few skeins of yarn because I still have about four more dollies to make.  They are such fun to make.  After this, I'll be finishing up the bed dolls that I made.  These dresses also just need embellishments. 
Now I think I'll enjoy my new cup of coffee while a catch up on some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.