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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's Still Too Soon To Put Our Winter Clothes Away

May 23, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, in less than a month it will be summer and I'm still wearing my flannel bathrobe to keep warm.  Brrrr!  When do the warm Spring temps get here?  I mean, to stay?  Last week we had three days with temps in the 90's.  Now we're struggling to get into the 60's. 

Well, yesterday was another of those "what in the world did I do all day?" days.  I seem to have a lot of them now.  Ah well, as long as Pogo doesn't mind, I guess it's okay.  Today though, we'll do something.  Later this morning, we are going to the bank so that some bills can get paid.  Then we're going to the hardware store to get some plant soil and maybe some metal garden tools. 

Dwarf Mike said that he would go with us.  Maybe we'll treat ourselves to lunch at Wendy's when we're done.  This will make Pogo happy because he's been eating doggie food for the last couple of days.  Actually, if I got a pizza and brought it home, that would probably make him even happier.  He gets all excited when he sees a pizza box, and can't wait to get at the pizza.  He only eats a little it, but it does make him happy.

I have another photo to share that I took a few days ago.  This one was taken near the shed, looking out at the driveway.  It's such a warm and pretty shot.

Today the sun is playing hide and seek with us.  It rained during the night and it's still damp and raw outside.  Ooooh, maybe I spoke too soon.  The sun just came out full and bright.  Maybe it will warm things up a bit before we go out to do our errands.   Let's hope so.

There's really not much news around here lately.  I'm waiting for a delivery from Amazon.  I ordered two pair of slippers for myself.  DIL Janet gave me a pair for Christmas and I love them.  I wear them outdoors as well as indoors.  They are Dearfoams and they are very comfortable. 

Well, I guess it's time for me to find some new mischief to get into.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gray Skies Today

May 22, 2017

Good morning.  Tis quite gray and cool outside today.  I think we're supposed to be in the low to mid 50's all day, and then warm up a bit tomorrow.  Gosh, weather is really crazy nowadays.  The heat's been shut off so it's rather cool indoors too.  I guess today is flannel bathrobe day!

Well, yesterday Deanne took me grocery shopping at Walmart.  I have to say, things aren't looking so good at Walmart.  So many items were out of stock and no one was busy filling the shelves.  They did not have half the items on my list, and some items I just didn't bother looking for. 

One of the things on my list was a garden hand tool set.  Somehow, mine seem to disappear once they go out into the main house.  Surprise, surprise.  Walmart's garden tools were made of plastic.  Imagine trying to dig in the garden with a plastic shovel?  Obviously, I did not buy these.

I did get enough food though, to carry Pogo and me for a while.  I'm hoping to get out shopping again sometime this week to pick up some of the items that I could not get yesterday.  Obviously, I'll be going to a different store.

The other day I took photos of some of the blossoms in the yard.  Here, we have some yellow iris and some lilacs.  The iris plants are so tall and heavy that I'll have to find some props to keep them standing up.

The wisteria is blooming too.  Gosh, it is so pretty when it mingles in with the beautiful red of the maple tree.  The second photo was taken by looking up towards the sky (from beneath)  The colors all blending together are just beautiful.

I was hoping to go to the bank today so that I could pay some bills.  If I don't make it out today, I'll have to go by tomorrow.  Maybe I'll be able to make it to the hardware store too, so that I can pick up some more planting soil and a new set of hand tools for the garden. 

While I was at Walmart, I looked at different kinds of wood sealer (for my porch) but there was no one around to ask for help in choosing the right kind of stuff.  It's different at the hardware store.  There is always someone to help you choose the right products.

Well, the morning is flying by and I haven't accomplished much of anything except to feed Pogo his breakfast.  I think it's time I tried to get just a little busy around here.  So, on that happy note, I'll take my leave.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Some Folks Are So Very Talented

May 21, 2017

Good morning.  Tis sunny, but a wee bit cool this morning.  It is nice though.  Inside the house is a bit cool too, but once it warms up some I'll be able to get a few things done.  Well, at least that's the plan.

I have some photos to share.  This past week Audrey and Mac (her hubby) have been working at the World's Taxidermy Convention in Peoria, Illinois.  They are members of the association, and Mac entered a piece in the art competition.  It was a sculpture of one their taxidermy friends who had passed away.

Mac's entry did not take a ribbon, but it was an awesome piece, and we're all quite proud of him.  First, I'll post a photo of his sculpture in its early stages.  Beside the sculpture is a photo to show what the piece will look like when it is finished.  As far as I know, this is Mac's first sculpture.  Awesome work, Mac!

My friend Beth called me Friday evening to let me know that I had forgotten to post a download link for the recipe pages.  Sorry 'bout that!  Some days my mind just goes on vacation without me.  I did fix the error right away. 

I did not sleep much Friday night so Saturday was a very quiet day for me.  I took care of Pogo and tried to catch a nap.  I couldn't have gone shopping if I wanted to.  But today I just might make it to Walmart to do a bit of grocery shopping.  Deanne said she would come by later to take me to the store.  Woo Hoo!

Tomorrow I really must make it to the bank.  I have bills waiting to be mailed out.  Pogo will be very happy about this because he's only had one very short car ride since we got home from Florida.  This ride will be short too, but at least it's a ride.  My Pogo is really easy to please.  Except for food.  haha.

Today I have another set of the recipe pages for you.  These last three sets have the same designs as the first three sets, but they are in different colors.  Enjoy.

Here is your download link:

Now it's time for me to slip into some shopping clothes.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Oops, sorry there was no link posted.  It's been fixed now.  Enjoy.
Hugs, Edna B.

A Long Cool Down Headed Our Way

May 19, 2017

Good afternoon.  It wasn't so warm last night, so I caught up on some sleep till mid morning.  I went to make my morning coffee and got side-tracked a bit.  I filled a bag half full of junk mail just from this week's mail.  Later I'll go through it and tear out my personal information for shredding and the rest will go to the recycle bin.

Today is another warm (not steamy hot) day with temps around 90F degrees.  The cool down starts tonight, with temps dropping down into the 50's.  For the next five days, temps will range from the upper 50's to the low 70's.  Night time temps will be in the 40's and low 50's.  Good for sleeping!

Well, I've been trying to think of what I may have accomplished yesterday, but nothing seems to come to mind.  It was a steamy hot day outside, so I kept my door and windows shut.  Today though, Pogo and I are going to try spending some time out on the porch.  As I look out my door, the flag is dancing merrily, so perhaps the breezes will keep it comfortable for us.

Oh, now I remember!  I spent a few hours on my laptop and made a new quick page.  Gosh, how could I forget that?  I was having such fun.  Little by little, I'm trying to fill my QP folder.  I have three done so far.  I'm getting there, slowly.

Late yesterday afternoon, I went out on the porch to water my plants, and OH NO!  It has been so hot that they were flopping over and barely alive.  My gorgeous hanging pansy plant looked utterly dead.  I poured so much water on them I thought I may have drowned them.  But no, they really needed this water. 

This morning as I look out, my pansy plant is looking so much better.  Of course, there are a lot of dead blossoms on it that I will have to pick off, but it is going to survive.  Lesson learned here.  Always soak the plants really well in the morning on a hot day.

If I don't do much of anything else today, I really need to put together my grocery shopping list.  I am hoping to make it to the store tomorrow.  I'm getting really low on a lot of things, and out of other things.

Today I have another set of recipe cards for you.   Next week, there will be three more sets to finish them off.  Have fun with them.

Here is your download link:

Seeing as how Pogo and I had such a late breakfast, maybe we'll skip lunch.  This afternoon, I want to go out on the porch to work on my potted plants.  After that I'll sit for a while and work on that bag of junk mail from this morning. 

On that happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

We're Having A Mini Heatwave

May 18, 2017

Good morning.  Wow, be careful what you wish for!  I wanted some warmer temps, but this is a bit too much.  Yesterday the temperature reached 93F degrees here and it felt like almost one hundred degrees.  Too hot for me.  Today will be a bit warmer.  Ooooweee! 

Well, I had plans of spending most of the day yesterday and today out on the porch, but not now.  All is not lost though.  Pogo and I can always sit out there tonight after supper when the temps start cooling down.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a bit cooler (in the 80's) and then even a bit cooler (70's) for several days after that.

When Pogo and I were out in the yard yesterday (only for a few moments - potty call), I noticed that the columbine plant was blooming.  On this side of the yard, there are only a few blooms in the gardens.  A few tulips, some lily of the valley and this little columbine plant.  I'll have to check the bigger garden on the other side of the house to see if anything is blooming out there.  Here's a photo of the columbine plant.

DIL Janet came by last night and we ordered Pizza for supper.  This time we ordered the spinach pizzas to try, and oh boy were they delicious!  Janet brought me a Car Cane and a pair of Copper Hands gloves.  The gloves really do make your hands feel more comfortable, and I'm hoping to try the Car Cane this weekend.  Gosh, it's fun to be spoiled!!

Today is probably going to be another lazy day for Pogo and me.  We have the ceiling fan on, and the window on the storm door will stay closed until tonight when it gets a bit cooler.  After I wash the dishes, maybe I'll crochet a while on the scarf and hat sets.  Maybe I'll even spend some time playing on my laptop.  Hmmmmm.

Here's a selfie that Pogo and I took yesterday.  He's watching a fly from the safety of Mommy's lap.  I have a fly swatter, so that pesky fly won't bother him here!

Well, that's my news for today. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

More Peanuts Please??

May 17, 2017

Good morning.  Woo Hoo, today temps get into the 80's..  I love it!  Tomorrow will be a bit warmer, then temps will drop down a bit.  Have you noticed that summer is only a little more than a month away?  Jeesh!

I went out into the main house the other day to water the house plants, and as I passed by one of the windows, something outside caught my eye.  I grabbed my phone to take a picture.  One of our little yard critters was just sitting there looking at the window and wondering where his peanuts were.  It's not a great photo, but you can see my little friend.

Well, yesterday was quite a busy day for me.  I can't really say that I did very many things, but I did update all the folders on my hard drive.   Usually, I just merge the new folders into the old folders.  But then I found that the new folder was just being dumped into the old folder and not merged.  Now I had to go through all the folders, merge the contents and dump the duplicate stuff.   This whole process took hours, but at least now it is done. 

DIL Janet will be coming by later after work and I don't have a clue what to make for our supper.  I'm thinking that maybe we can get some take out.  Perhaps some Chinese food or maybe something from Wendy's.  Hmm, we'll see.

Today I have another set of the recipe pages for you. 

Here is your download link:

I had thought that I might try going food shopping today but I don't think so now.  Maybe tomorrow.  I'll have to see if dwarf Helen wants to go too.  If not, I can wait until this weekend.  I've already ordered more food for Pogo and it should arrive tomorrow. 

I've picked out a color, CafĂ© Latte, for the next scarf and hat set.  It's a pretty medium brown and will be nice for a boy.  I have another set half done. (Hot Stripe)  I ran out of yarn for it, but yesterday I found another skein of the yarn in my stash so I'll finish up that set too this week.

There's really no more news today so I'll take my leave here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.