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Friday, June 23, 2017

I Just Love The Christmas Tree Shoppe!

June 23, 2017

Good morning.  Oh, and a beautiful morning it is!  At the moment, temps are in the low 70's, but will work their way up to mid 80's by early afternoon.  The sun is playing hide and seek with the clouds, and there is a little bit of a breeze.  It's just right for sitting out on the porch.

And wait till you see my porch now!  Yesterday, there was a Christmas Tree Shoppe flyer in the newspaper.  And lo and behold, right on the front page was a little bistro set.  And the best part?  It was on sale for $39.99.  Woo Hoo!

I called Deanne's house to see if someone could come over after supper and take me to the store to have a look at the bistro set and hopefully buy it.  Deanne and Janice came and drove me and Pogo to the store.  We found the little set, and it was perfect.  Somehow, the girls squished the chairs, box with table and all our bags (it's very difficult to shop there and not find things that you absolutely have to have) into the car and still left room for all of us to sit. 

When we got back to the house, Joe assembled the little table and Deanne and Janice got everything settled on the porch.  First, they put down the new indoor/outdoor carpet that I also found at the Christmas Tree Shoppe.  Oh...didn't I mention that I also found a really pretty carpet for the porch?  It was so pretty that I just could not pass it up.  Here's a photo of my porch now.


As soon as I finish my nebulizer meds, I'm taking my coffee and my crocheting, and heading out to sit on the porch.  Today the plant stand will go back to being a plant stand.  I have a begonia plant that is waiting to perch on it. 

I'll take my little recorder out with me and try to capture the sounds of the birds singing in the trees.  Yesterday, I had some music playing, and it seemed that the birds all sang right along with it.  I'll try that again today.  I absolutely love listening to the birds chirping and singing. 

Today, I have the new quick page that I promised.  Gosh, can you tell that I love nature?  haha.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bzuqu4c4nhoqaad/EB_-_QP_2017_-_12.zip

Well, I've finished with the meds, so it's time to grab my things and head for the porch.  Pogo is already sitting by the storm door, waiting for me.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pogo Is Full Of Surprises

June 22, 2017

Good morning.  It was a cool night, so I slept fairly well.  Except for breathing, all of yesterday and last night was pretty good.  I'm thinking that the high humidity these past few days is probably the reason I'm having trouble with the breathing.

My old air conditioner had a dehumidifier button on it, which is what I always used.  The a/c that I have now does not have this button.  So, I guess I'll be shopping for a new a/c soon.  I don't like to run the a/c very often because I just get sick from it.  I really only need the dehumidify action to keep me comfortable and breathing.

I must say though, that something is very right this morning.  My coffee tastes so good that it is almost gone, and I just made it.  I guess I'll be making another cup to take out to the porch after I finish this post. 

Well, I have bad news.  For me, at least.  I've been wanting to catch a glimpse of our baby robins when they get ready to leave the nest, but somehow I missed it.  Yesterday the nest was really quiet, and when Joe got home from work he checked it.  Guess what?  All the birdies were gone. 

Well, I hope they are all right.  There are lots of trees in my yard, so maybe they are all busy making new homes for themselves.  Maybe it's time for Mama and Daddy Robin to teach the youngsters how to catch worms and take care of themselves.

Yesterday, Pogo and I spent quite a bit of time out on the porch.  While we were out there, I made a bowl out of a bread wrapper and broke up several slices of bread to fill the bowl.  Pogo kept looking at me as if to say "how come the critters get all the goodies while I get the dog food?"  So I set the bowl of bread pieces on the floor, and Pogo helped himself to several pieces of the bread. 




Well surprise, surprise!  I did not know that my little guy liked bread.  When he had his fill, I took the bread and a bowl of peanuts and spread them around on the ground for the critters.  Blue Jays have eagle eyes.  They spot peanuts and they show up right away.  Also the chipmunks.  I have to say that I really enjoy watching them.

I noticed that one of the roses on the white rose bush was getting big and heavy and hanging down.  So I picked it and put it in a little vase of water.  Gosh, these blossoms are really so pretty.


While I was sitting out on the porch, it dawned on me that I could use the tall plant stand as a table until I can find one.  I set a small tray inside the top of the plant stand, and it actually worked out pretty good.


Later, DIL Janet came by and we had a really nice visit.  We had the Stouffer's baked macaroni and cheese for supper and did a bit of crocheting while we chatted and watched some TV.  All in all, it was a really nice day for me. 

Now it's time to make that extra cup of coffee and take it outside.  I'll have a new quick page for you tomorrow.  So, till then, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Today Is The First Day Of Summer!

June 21, 2017

Good morning.  Well, how about that!!  Today is the beginning of Summer.  It just seems like the year is passing me by too fast.  I have used the whole of Spring just trying to get back on my feet.  Folks, try not to get old too soon.  Healing takes so much longer when you get old.

Well, yesterday was not a good day for breathing, so I mostly just rested all day.  Hopefully, today will be better for breathing.  In a little while, I'll take my nebulizer meds, and then we'll see how it goes.

Today I'm going to try to figure out how to run an extension cord out to the porch so that I can plug in a fan out there.  That way, Pogo and I will be able to stay out there a bit longer.  I think I'll also go online and see if I can find a little bistro table to put on the porch.  Thank goodness for online shopping. 

A while ago, I saw an ad for copper brownie baking pans that had inserts for cutting the brownies into squares.  This was one of those deals where you could get a second item for just a small extra fee.  So, I bought it, and when it arrived, I gave the second one to Deanne.  She and the girls love to bake.  Yesterday, Janice sent me a photo of the fudge brownies they had just made in the new pan.


Yum!  Yum!  Now doesn't this look scrumptious?  Janice says she'll be over soon to bake me a batch of these delicious fudge brownies in my pan.  She just started a new job at a Five Below store and she loves it.  Hmmm, Pogo and I will have to pop in there one of these days.

Joe had yesterday off, so he went fishing at a couple of the local parks.  When he got home, he sent me a copy of this photo that he took with his phone of a swan family.  This is awesome, Joe.  Thank you so much for sharing. 


Soon, I'll have to start thinking about what to make for supper tonight.  DIL Janet will be coming by after work.  Unless I can think of something really tasty, we'll have Stouffer's Baked Macaroni and Cheese. This is her favorite meal, so I always try to keep a couple of these in the freezer.

Now I'm going to do a bit of blog reading while I  take my nebulizer meds.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Gary Jr.

June 20, 2017

Good morning.  It rained during the night, but it's looking really beautiful outside this morning.  Depending on how I feel today, I may go out to get a haircut.  We'll see how I feel later.

Today is my son Gary Jr's birthday.  I want to wish him a beautiful day filled with peace and happiness.  Happy Birthday, Gary Jr.  I love you.

Yesterday, Dwarf Helen and I went to Walmart with me to do a it of grocery shopping.  Oh the sights you see at Walmart!!  I am always amazed at what some people will wear when they go shopping.  For some reason, it seems that the heavier and wider some women are, their clothes are tighter and shorter than they should be.  Yesterday's lady even found reasons to bend down.  Oh Lord, have mercy!!

Now I'll be the first to admit that I could stand to lose a few pounds, (well, maybe a bit more than that) but yesterday Dwarf Helen and I left Walmart feeling ever so thin and beautiful.  I'm going to feel guilty now eating those doughnuts that I bought. haha.

Yesterday afternoon, I tried to get some new photos of the baby Robins, but the Mama bird was giving me bits of problems.  I think she was getting ready to dive bomb me.  This is the best shot I could get.


This was Mama Robin up in the tree screeching at me.  She really is beautiful.


When Joe came home from work, he took my phone out and got me this photo.  Notice how one of the babies is twice as big as the others.  I think we only have three little ones now.  As you can see, they are starting to look like birds.


Well, Joe just came home from fishing.  He has the day off from work.  Now I have to open the door to the main house and let Pogo go out to get his turkey treat.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Oh, What A Gorgeous Day!

June 19, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another beautiful day here in my little part of New England.  At the moment the sun is hiding behind some clouds, but I'm sure it will be back out soon.  Yesterday, the humidity was wicked high, so I did not get to go shopping.  Today it is still very high, so right now the shopping trip is a maybe.

Lately I've been spending more time doing "Find A Word" puzzles, and less time on my crochet projects.  In the evening, I do try to put one or two rows on the Red, White and Blue afghan, but at this rate it will take quite a while to get it finished. 

Yesterday, Pogo and I sat out on the porch for a while.  There was a lovely breeze, so it was really nice.  We're looking forward to spending more time out there today.  The baby birds will soon be getting ready to try out their wings and I'd love to be able to watch them.

Today I have photos to share of the beautiful rain gauge that Audrey sent to me for Mother's Day.  I set it out a few days ago just before the rain came.  Wow, I didn't realize how much rain we got. 



I also have a photo of the first blooms on the white rose bush.  The flowers are big, so when it rains they tend to droop over. 


Last night, I had a craving for a spinach pizza.  I called up to order one to be delivered but it wasn't enough to meet their delivery minimum so I cancelled my order.  A little while later, Joe said he would go pick up my pizza, so I called and re-ordered.  Oh my, delish!!!

***I just went outside to take some new photos of the baby robins and their Mommy.  I'll post them tomorrow after I crop them.  These babies are growing sooooo fast! 

Now I think I'll finish doing the breakfast dishes and get started on this new day.  On that happy note. I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

June 18, 2017

Good morning.  It's six o'clock and Pogo and I have both had our breakfasts.  It's his fault.  He woke me up awful early and insisted on having something to eat.  By the time I fed him and changed his pee pads, I was a wake and hungry myself.  Ah, the joys of pet-mamahood. 

Today will be another gorgeous day, and according to the weather forecast we should have the next five days with temps between 81 and 84F degrees.  How awesome!  Of course, it remains to be seen.

I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's, step-Dads, fur baby Dads, etc.  Pogo and I wish you an awesome day filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness.

This past Friday, Kevin and Janice came by and finished brushing the sealer on the inside of the porch.  Today it should be dry so that I can put things in their place on the porch.  Then Pogo and I can sit out for a while. 

I'm hoping to get out to the store today to do a bit of grocery shopping.  I don't need very much, but I have run out of a few things.  I also want to see what's available for a smaller table and chair set for the porch.  What I need is a small table to set my coffee cup on. 

I have a few photos to share that I took on Friday.  The first two are of the Robin parent.  I'm not sure if this is Mama or Daddy.  The sun was shining, and the colors of the Robin amidst all the red of the tree is just awesome.



My yard is such a happy place most days.  Here's a photo of the huge bush that greets everyone as they enter our driveway.


And, this year the pink rose tree is covered with lots of beautiful pink blossoms.  It is in front of the living room windows, near the front door to the house.


By my door, I have gorgeous pansies and begonias blossoming and a hanging spider plant.  Can you tell I love being surrounded by flowers and plants?



Friday afternoon I discovered that the brand new battery on my car was dead.  Yup, dead as a door knob!!  Kevin tried to jump start the battery, but it would not cooperate.  SIL Eddie stopped by on his way home from work to see what the problem might be. 

It seems that my battery was not tightened down very well and the cables were also loose.  It's a good thing I did not go anywhere before the battery died.  Eddie did not have his tools with him so he came back yesterday to fix the problem.  Thank you Eddie!

This week I will have to make a trip to the Post Office to buy more stamps.  There will be no mail going out until I do this .  While I'm there, I can mail off a box that I've been meaning to mail out since March.  Hmmm, I'm a tad bit behind this year, but little by little I'm catching up on a few things. 

Next, I think I'll go on-line to order a refrigerator for the main house.  I don't seem to get out long enough to shop for this particular article, so on-line will have to do for now.  I'll probably have to shop somewhere other than Sears because they don't accept credit cards over the phone.  Hmmm, is this something new this year?

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Patterns To Try

June 16, 2017

Good morning.  It's a bit on the cloudy side this morning, but the sun keeps poking out from behind the clouds.  Temps have dropped down into the 60's, and there's a nice breeze.  My plants will definitely love these cooler temps.  I imagine, though, that soon it will be super hot again.  After all, Summer is only days away.

This will be a short post because Kevin and Janice will be coming here shortly.  I did want to share a new pattern book that I bought recently.  This one has doggie crochet sweater patterns.  They don't look too difficult, so I think I may try a couple of these patterns.




Aren't they cute?  That first cover shows a poncho and a matching mat.  My favorite is the Camo sweater on the top right of the last image.  I think I'll try that one first.  After I finish a couple of the projects that I'm working on now, of course.

Sometime today or tomorrow, I really need to go to the bank, and then to the Post Office.  I've run out of stamps and there are still bills to mail out.  Funny, there are always bills to mail out!! haha.

Well, now I need to get dressed before the kids get here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.