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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pogo Is Getting Just Too Pickly!

August 20, 2017

Good morning.  Pogo and I went outside just for a few moments and oh my, is it ever lovely right now.  In a few hours, it will be much warmer, but these morning temps are awesome. 

Things are really quiet around here.  Friday, Deanne and I went to the shooting range, but instead of shooting practice, we asked the instructor to give us a lesson in handling and using our guns.  We felt that we needed more hands on practice with holding, loading, etc.  So we spent our time learning about our guns.  It was time well spent.  We came away feeling more comfortable about handling the guns. 

Yesterday, was nap day.  For some reason, I was just plain tired.   I'm getting enough sleep, but some days I just can't seem to get out of my own way.  So I napped in the afternoon, and crocheted a bit in the evening.  I finished the "cornmeal" dolly dress and started a red one.  These little dresses are cute and fun to work on.

Joe sent me a photo that he took at the park yesterday.  He's getting very good at photographing the swans.  I love the cloud reflections in the water.

Here's a photo of some of the ducks at the pond that I took a while ago.  Pogo and I will have to start spending more time at the park photographing these beautiful birds.

As I sit here typing, I'm looking out my door at my flag dancing happily about in the breeze.  What a beautiful sight for these old eyes.  I think when I finish this post, I'll take my coffee and my crocheting out to the porch for a while until it gets too warm. 

Today I have another quick page for you.  This is a fun page for all of you who love owls.  Have fun with it.

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Pogo is on a hunger strike again.  He has turned his nose up at everything I've tried to feed to him.  All I have left now is doggie food.  I tried giving him some yesterday but he wouldn't have anything  to do with it.  I even tried giving him a bowl of beef stew.  He wouldn't even look at it.  I guess he just isn't hungry enough yet.

Well, I guess it's time to sit out on the porch for a while.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 18, 2017

A New Med Regime - Sort Of

August 18, 2017

Good morning.  Well, today is a bit gray with a nice breeze and temps in the seventies.  Perhaps we'll have us some rain sometime today.  That would be nice, especially for the grass and the plants.  It's also a great day to go to the shooting range and practice for a while. 

And that's what Deanne and I are going to do in a couple hours.  Gosh, it's been so long since we've been there.  I bought us some new targets to make it more fun and easier to get back in the groove.  We also want to see about arranging for a class on how to clean the guns.  This past Christmas, Pogo bought Deanne and me each a carry bag for our guns and ammo.  It also includes a set of cleaning tools.  How neat is that?  Today I'll finally get to use my new bag.

Yesterday, I had my annual physical, and a nice chat with my doctor about my meds.  Goodness, between the breathing meds and the nebulizer meds, they are so confusing.  I took some notes, and today I'll make up a new med list to go by.  It seems if I take meds "A", I don't have to take meds "B".  If I take meds "C" then I don't have to take meds "D".  

Some of the meds are for when I am at home, and some are for when I am not a t home.  Don't you just love it???  I'll try this new regime for a while to see how I feel.  If it's not working after a while, then I'll call my doctor and see what needs changing. 

I got home just in time for Pogo to see Joe and have his turkey treat.  After that, Pogo and I went shopping at JoAnn's Fabric shop. Mostly, I was just looking for some different trims for my little doll dresses.  They were having a rather nice sale, so I picked up a few different things to try out.  On the way home, we stopped at Wendy's and got some take out for our supper.  A nice way to end a busy day.

Later today, I'll take some photos of the little doll dresses to share.  Meanwhile, I dug into my archives for a few photos of one of my favorite birds.  Pigeons might be considered pesky, but I find them quite beautiful and personable.

Did you notice that the white pigeon has feathers on it's legs and feet?  I'll have to do a bit of research to find out why this one is different than the other birds.  Still, I think it is quite beautiful.

Well, I've finished my nebulizer meds, and I think I'll have another cup of coffee before it's time to get ready to leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

How Safe Are Our Medicines?

August 17, 2018

Good morning.  My goodness, how gorgeous it is outside my door.  According to the forecast, it will stay like this all day.  Woo Hoo!  This is good because I have to go out.  My doctor appointment for tomorrow has been re-scheduled to early this afternoon. 

In a way this is good because I really do need to discuss my meds with the doctor.  On the information sheet for one of my nebulizer meds it says "People with asthma, who take long-acting beta-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines, such as BROVANA, have an increased risk of death from asthma problems."  Another sentence says "It is not known if BROVANA is safe and effective in people with asthma."  Hmmm, considering that the medicine does not seem to help an awful lot, I wonder if I should be taking it at all?

I also need to discuss whether or not my new (from the Oxygen company) portable concentrator is FAA approved.  I can't find it listed anywhere on the list of FAA approved machines.  I called the oxygen company and they said that there is a manufacturer label on the machine that says that it is FAA approved.  Well, that does help.  (I hope)  I also asked the company if they carried the newer, much lighter machine and they said no because it was too new. 

This past Christmas I received a Maxine calendar, and I've been meaning to post the monthly pictures from it.  Alas, I haven't gotten around to doing that yet, so today I'll start with the August image.  I love Maxine.  She somehow always says it like it is!

In an earlier post I had mention that Deanne's cat "Tinkerbell" hasn't been doing so well lately.  They've been watching her carefully, but Tinkerbell isn't ready to leave yet.  Here's a photo that Deanne sent to me of Sassy and Tinkerbell napping together on the sofa.  They look so peaceful, don't they?

Last night I decided to try making one of the air freshener doll dresses.  The dress is almost finished now.  I just have to put the closures on it and some trim.  It's a mint green color and my goodness, it is really cute.  When I'm done with it, I'll take a photo to share. 

My little guy wasn't in the mood yesterday to eat his chicken and rice.  He even turned down some of my pizza last night.  This morning, however, he was rather hungry and ate half of the doggie food that I gave him for breakfast.  I just wish I could figure out what foods he would eat. 

Today I have another quick page for you.  I hope you like fantasy.

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The morning is slipping by and I have things to do before I leave for my appointment.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To Breathe Or Not To Breathe

August 16, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another gorgeous morning here in my little part of the world.  I've always said that for great weather, summer vacations in New England should be taken in August.  The days are warm, the nights are cool and there's usually a lovely breeze all day long.

Well, yesterday I did go out to pick up my meds and groceries.  Did I look for a lemon merengue pie?  Of course I did!  Not only did I find my pie, but the lady working in that department had just discounted the price on it from $4.89 to $1.35.  Woo Hoo!!  As soon as I got home and put everything away, I cut me a slice of that pie and ....oh my, was that ever delicious!!

Picking up meds was not so much fun.  I had only re-filled my two nubulizer meds.  The price of these meds is staggering.  The cash price for one of the meds was almost $500 and the other one was $1150.  And these prices are only for a thirty day supply.  Even with insurance, once you have reached your cap (and it is not very high) you end up paying most of the cost.  The nebulizer medicine that I used to take only cost $10.  I'm going to have a chat with my doctor to see about what can be done to change some of my meds to less expensive ones. 

A little while later, a box containing my new yarn was delivered.  Oh my, the yarn is soooo pretty.  Now I can't wait to work with it.  I did take out the skein of red yarn because I've been itching to make up one of the little red baby hats.  Remember, these will be going to a nursery in a local hospital for next February.

 Well, the first little hat was such fun that I made a second one.  I'm not sure how many I'll make, but I'm sure that between now and February I can put together a nice little bundle of these hats.  I will give them to Deanne and let her take them to the hospital.  This project was her idea.

Once I finished the second little hat, I was itching to grab a hank of the other new yarn and start a new afghan.  But, I was really good and did not touch it.  The doll dresses need to be finished first.  I did pick up the little hook and eye sets and some thread yesterday so maybe that's what I'll do today.  I also want to get the little air freshener doll dresses made before I start a big project.  Of course, I don't always do what I should, so we'll see.

As promised, I took photos of my new blog book to share here.  This shows both covers.  As usual, the back cover is reserved for a new photo of my handsome little guy.

The other day I got another new catalogue in the mail.  (what else is new?)  Whether I buy anything or not, I enjoy looking through these catalogues.  I did find a new and unusual product that could prove to be handy for every young woman.  Have a look and see what you think.

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Well, I've finished my coffee and my nebulizer meds so I think it's time I started doing a few things around the house.  Pogo is sitting by the door and wanting to go out on the porch for a while so maybe I'll pour me another cup of coffee and sit out on the porch with my little guy before starting any chores.
On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today Is National Lemon Meringue PieDay

August 15, 2017

Good morning.  Gosh, this month is already half over and I'm not ready for it to be gone yet.  I've been enjoying the August weather, and really don't want it to end.  Alas, Mother Nature does not care what I think.  She will do what she will do.

At the moment, tis a bit gray outside, and looking like maybe a bit of rain may head our way.  I have plans to go out to pick up my meds and a few groceries, so hopefully any rain showers can hold off until I get back home.  That would be nice. 

Did you know that today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day?  I didn't, but daughter Deanne called me last night to let me know.  Hmmm, I love lemon meringue pie.  When I get to the market this morning, I'll have to see if they have one.

Well, yesterday and last night, I really did not do very much.  No crocheting, no errands, not much of anything.  At least that's what I remember.  I had thought that I was busy, but as I look around me, not very many things look as though they have been moved.  Just another of those "retirement perks" I guess.

My new blog book arrived yesterday, and I'm quite pleased with it.  I took a couple photos of it to share, but my laptop froze up when I was trying to crop them so I'll post them tomorrow.  I do have an awesome photo to share that Joe took at the park a couple of days ago.  He's getting to be quite good with his phone camera.  What a great capture of this gorgeous swan.

Yesterday while Pogo and I were out in the yard, I took a few photos of some of our blossoms.  This one tiny lemony yellow rose is such a pretty bloom.

I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the Rose of Sharon.  They are just soooo pretty.

As I look out my door, I'm not seeing any rain yet, but there is a little bit of a breeze.  I think I should start getting dressed and head out to do my errands.  I'd like to get back and have all my groceries brought in before it does rain.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Yeaaah! The Afghan Is Done!

August 14, 2017

Good morning.  Tis quite lovely this morning.  Temps only in the seventies, and the sun keeps peeking out from behind a cloud.  I know it will be much warmer in a few hours, but for now it's really nice.

Well, yesterday I decided "enough is enough!"  The blue afghan needs to be done with.  So I spent a little time here and there working on it and last night I finished it.  Yeaaaah!  Today I will dig out a plastic zipper bag to put it in and set it in the gift tote. 

Next I want to finish the doll dresses.  First I'll have to pick up some hook and eye sets and matching threads for closing the backs of the dresses.  After that, there's a little bit of trim work to be done.  For that, Pogo and I will have to make a trip to JoAnn's Fabric shop to find the right trims.  (Isn't that wonderful?  Another reason to go shopping!) 

I don't have any new photos to share, so I've dug into my archives for some photos that I took five years ago through the kitchen window at work.  Some days I really miss all the fun I had with my camera at that window. 

I know we have humming birds here too, but I don't get to see them very often.  That's why I'd like to plant a couple more plants that will lure more of these beautiful birds here.  I had ordered a trumpet vine plant, but it arrived during the time when I was really sick, and died before I could get it planted.  I'll try ordering a new plant for next Spring. 

Today I have to phone the pharmacy for re-fills on my nebulizer meds, so I may as well put together my grocery shopping list and get everything in one trip.  Pogo won't be happy about this , but I can't take him to the market.  I don't know why because he is well behaved and doesn't drool over all the food products like some other folks' kids do.  Ah well.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Just Putting All My Ducks, er...Crafts, In A Row

August 13, 2017

Good morning.  Our nights lately have been perfect for sleeping, and the morning temps are just super for sitting out on the porch with a cup of coffee.  Today and tomorrow temps should get up to the mid 80's by noon.  Rather a nice summer day, I'd say.  Thank goodness we're only halfway through Summer.  From here on, the weather will mostly be like today.

Well, yesterday was a restful day for Pogo and me.  I did a bit of crocheting off and on.  I'm trying to get the blue afghan finished so that I can go on to my other projects.   I'm getting there.  Only four or five more rows to go and the afghan will be done.  Yeaaaaaah!

Next, I want to get the bed dolls finished.  Then on to a couple of air freshener dolls and a few red baby hats.  Then I'd like to start the afghan with the new yarn colors that I've ordered.  I've been thinking though, that I might need a variegated yarn as an offset color to go with the new yarns.  I'll have to wait until the yarn gets here to decide. 

Meanwhile, I've been adding to my scrap kit collection, (the kits I purchase) and I've been having fun playing around with them in Photoshop.  This, of course, means more quick pages for you.  Today I have a whimsical QP featuring nature.  I hope you like it.

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We've been getting bits of rain lately.  Just enough to keep the plants and the grass happy.  I've been checking the Dahlia plants, and I'm wondering if they're ever going to do anything.  Two of them have tall stems, and the other two are short and a bit thicker.  Only one of the tall stems has a bud on it, and now it has two of them.  So, I still have hopes of seeing a flower before we run out of blooming season. 

Ever since we planted my pretty Rose of Sharon shrub, I've been wondering when it will start looking like everyone else's.  Their's all have tons of blossoms, while mine gets a scattering of blooms.  Well, this year my shrub is looking so much better.  It is full of blossoms and getting taller. 

Well, I think it's time to tackle the breakfast dishes, and then maybe run the vacuum cleaner around a bit.  It's time to get re-acquainted with the dust bunnies and try to get a few of them to move out.  haha.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.