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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Another Cool And Damp Day

July 25, 2017

Good morning.  Tis wet and gray again today with rather cool temps.  Things should be drying up and getting warmer by tomorrow though.   Gosh, I hope so.  It was too damp and cold to spend any time out on the porch yesterday, and today is also not a porch day. 

Early this morning, I finally finished the skirt on the doll dress I've been working on.  Now I have to finish the top.  Then I'll start the second underslip.  When both dolls are finished, I think I'll make a couple of air freshener dolls. 

I have the most fun picture (that I borrowed from the web) to share with you.  As soon as I saw this, I thought of my daughter Audrey.  She loves chickens, and hopes to have some of her own soon. 

Speaking of Audrey, here's a photo of her and Alena having a fun day at an animal park.  Goodness, what beautiful smiles!  The children grow so fast, Audrey.  Enjoy her. 

Today I think I'll work on my "clean out" project for a while, then I'm going to take a nap.  I woke up this morning at 3:30 and decided to stay up so that I would not oversleep.  Pogo and I needed to be out of the house by 8:15 to take Janice to work.  It's good getting up early though, because I seem to get more things done.  Hmmm, that sounds strange!

Well, I just called to make an appointment for tomorrow morning to take my car in for a new sticker.  My current sticker runs out next Monday.  Right now, Pogo is trying to decide whether or not to eat his doggie food.  He gives it a sniff, then looks my way to see if I'm watching.  Of course, I ignore him so he decides to eat some of it.  It's just one of his cute little games.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Where Has All This Energy Come From?

July 24, 2017

Good morning.  Today is gray and wet.  Not complaining though.  We do need the rain, although I was hoping it would hold off until this afternoon.  I may have company for lunch and I was hoping to have our lunch out on the porch.  Ah well, no biggie. 

This morning, Pogo and I went out early to take Janice to work, and then we stopped by the Post Office to mail a box.  Yesterday, Janice and I packed up all the hat and scarf sets and got them ready for mailing.  Now they are on their way to the Indian School.  When I finish my dolls, I'll most likely make a few more hat and scarf sets.  Here are photos of the last two sets I finished.  The CafĂ© Latte and the Scarlet.

The weather was simply perfect yesterday, so Joe cleaned his truck and my car.  Wow, they sparkle now.  Thank you so much Joe.  Here he is finishing up my car.  Gosh, it looks brand new!

While Janice was here, she vacuumed the carpet and did a bit of dusting and cleaning for me.  She's a peach, and I so appreciate all her help.  I was looking through a book of sayings that I have, and the idea for my new Christmas card came right to mind.  I spent a little while on my laptop, and now my card is finished.  I'd love to share it here but that would spoil the fun at Christmas. 

In the afternoon, I spent a little while on my "clean out" project.  Later, I made a batch of macaroni salad for today.  In between all this, I did three loads of laundry.  Phew!  Is it any wonder why I fell asleep early last night? 

This morning, I made up a bowl of tuna salad and put it in the fridge to get cold.  After that, I started my new grocery shopping list.  It's getting scary, all this new found energy!  I guess I can say now
that I'm finally back on my feet as long as my breathing is okay. (and my feet aren't swollen)  This is good.  It's been a long haul this time.

Well, I guess that's all my news for this morning.  Now I want to do a bit of blog reading before I start in on any chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Weekend For Tears

July 23, 2017

Good morning.  Oh, what a beautiful day we have!!  The sun is shining, there's a wonderful breeze and temps will stay in the seventies today.  Woo Hoo!  It's simply a perfectly beautiful day!

I realized Friday, after I had posted here, that I forgot to name the child in the photo.  That is my daughter Deanne.  When the other children wanted something, they would send Deanne to us to ask for it.  She was rarely ever refused.  I mean, how could you look at that little face and not give her what she was asking for???  Children are very smart!

Well, I finally finished that underslip that I've been working on for one of the dolls.  I was determined the other night, and would not quit until it was done.  Now I have to make one more for the other doll.

Pogo and I went out yesterday to do a few errands, which included stopping in at JoAnn's Fabric shop.  I needed one more skein of a particular color to finish the second doll dress.  Guess what?  They did not have what I needed.  In fact, they didn't have anything that I might be able to use for either doll project. 

I did find a piece of fabric that I just could not pass by.   What adorable dresses it would make!  Well, I don't have a sewing machine set up yet, but Audrey does.  So I bought enough to make a dress for Alena and I'll send the material to Audrey.  Isn't this adorable?

Over the weekend, Audrey's hubby, Mac, has been busy painting Minions on the back of a door in Alena's room.  Minions is another of Alena's favorite things.  Actually, I think we all love minions.  Here's a photo of Mac working on the door.  I can't wait to see it when it is finished!

Sad to say, the rest of my news from the last couple of days is not so good.  Late Friday afternoon, Kevin and a couple of friends were in the car headed for their baseball game when a woman in a car came out from a bank parking lot and smashed into them.  The car was hit so badly it was smashed into a utility pole.  And totaled.  One kid needed treatment for cuts from glass, one had to be checked because of possible head injuries and Kevin appeared to be okay.  He went to the hospital yesterday to be checked and so far he is alright.

Late yesterday, one of the kids that was in the car with Kevin was out in a car with his girl friend and his grandparents.  They were involved in a horrible car accident.  I don't have the particulars yet on how it all happened.  Everyone was taken to the hospital with injuries.  The Grandmother was hurt the worst, and died a few hours later.  I lit a candle and put it in the window for her soul.

Now it's time to take my Nebulizer meds and get started on this new day.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Very Productive Day Shopping

July 21, 2017

Good morning.  It's beautiful outside but it is going to be another really warm day.  Pogo and I will stay indoors most of today.  I'll put the A/C on and go back to my "clean out project" for a while.  Well, at least that's the plan.

Another project for today is to call a few shredding companies to get prices and see which ones come right to the house.  I've already looked up a few companies and their phone numbers.  If they are not too expensive, maybe Deanne can use the same service too to cut down on the amount of shredding that she has to do. 

Speaking of Deanne, after she picked up Janice from work yesterday afternoon,  they  came by to get me and we went shopping/browsing at a friend's gun shop.  Oh my, so many choices.    I tried handling a few guns first to see how they fit my hand and how heavy they were.  Finally, I found one that felt right for me.  Next was Deanne's turn to try out a few.  The very last one she tried turned out to be just right for her. 

Next came the paperwork.  Oh my goodness, it looked like we were signing away our first borns.  But it actually wasn't as bad as it looked.  Both our background checks were okay, so we got to bring our new purchases home with us. 

We also both bought (I forget the name of them) plastic practice bullets.  You use them to learn how to load them and shoot them properly, and they are reusable.  This way no one gets hurt.  We'll be picking a date soon for more practice time at the range and a class on how to clean our new weapons.

While going through some old photos, I came across this photo.  It's a photo of a photo that was printed on paper with black ink.  But it is still adorable.  Now who ever would have thought that this little darling would grow up to be such an awesome person! 

Actually, all my children turned out to be awesome people.  I'm so very proud of them, and I'm most certainly very blessed.  I believe that every parent should be able to feel this way about their children.

Recently, I found another treat for moi (of course!) on the Jewelry TV Channel.  Did you know that Quartz comes in several colors (most likely with radiation, but not positive).  Amethyst and Citrine are the most famous quartz gems, but another beautiful color is the pink quartz.  Here's a pretty ring with pink quartz surrounded by sixteen tiny white diamonds.  It kept saying "You need me.  You need me."  So I bought it. 

Most all my jewelry is set in sterling silver because that is my favorite.  This ring is not very expensive, but it brings a big smile to my face whenever I look at my hand.  Like Pogo says, "when mommy is happy, everyone is happy."  He encourages me to buy pretty things.  He's also trying to encourage me to dump the dog food and get back to cooking him steaks and hamburgers.  Maybe tonight, Pogo.  Maybe tonight I'll cook you a juicy hamburger for supper.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Up And Out Early

July 20, 2017

Good morning.  Well Pogo and I got up early and took Janice to work.  We couldn't go to JoAnn's Fabric store because they were not open yet, so we went to Ocean State Job Lot instead and bought bird seed.  We even got an extra bag for Deanne's birds. 

Pogo found a few cute things to put away for Christmas for his little friends, and I bought a few things for the house.  All in all it was a good shopping trip.  We got home just in time before the heat became too oppressive. 

While we were at the store, I watched a guy get out of his car and go into the store to shop, leaving his dog in the car.  This makes me nervous so I stayed outside the store and kept watch to make sure the dog was alright and to see if the guy would come right back.  He did not.  I finally asked a person going into the store to ask the clerk or manager to call the police before it was too late for the dog.  It had already been fifteen minutes. 

Finally a clerk came out to get the license plate number of the car, and he went in and paged the customer.  After a total of twenty two minutes, the guy came out and got into his car.  It was hot and he had to open all the windows.  I wonder what made this jerk think that his dog was comfortable all that time in a very hot car!!!!!  Next time, I just might call the police myself.  This is just not right!

Yesterday, several packages arrived containing some craft items that I had ordered, including a couple of stand up dolls.  This is good because now I can try the dress on the doll to see what adjustments I need to make.  Hopefully, not too many. 

I'll tell you one thing.  The ruffles on  the underslip take forever to do.  I spent  an hour on the first ruffle and did not make it all the way around the row.  Time to put this down and give my eyes a rest.  Here's a photo of the slip ruffles that I'm working on.  The ruffle stitches are trebles.

A week or so ago, Joe came home from work all excited about something he had made there.  A co-worker had showed him how to make the game "Yardzee."  It's the same as "Yahtzee" but the dice are made of wood and are bigger so that you can play it in the yard.  I mentioned that Deanne loved playing "Yahtzee" so yesterday he came home with another set that he made for her.  She's going to love these.  Joe, thank you so much.

Today, Janice gave me a bowl of stuffed shells that she and Jazzy made last night.  Seeing as how I did not have breakfast this morning, I ate these shells for brunch.  Oh my, delicious!!  I have to say I love being spoiled this way.

After work this afternoon, Deanne will be picking me up and we are going shopping (or just browsing) at the gun shop.  Hopefully we'll find something we like and can start back to practicing at the range again soon.  I'll have to look into the gun cleaning class.  We really should know how to take care of our weapons. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Mini Heat Wave Is Upon Us

July 19, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, I had me a burst of energy this morning and I put it to good use.  By 9 a.m., I had finished my coffee, fed Pogo, got dressed, went shopping, came home and put everything away. 

I had hoped to find a skein of yarn that I need and maybe some matching ribbon but Walmart just doesn't re-stock things when they run out.  The craft department is deplorable and sadly lacking in merchandise.  Needless to says, I did not get my yarn and ribbon, so I settled for picking up a few groceries that I needed. 

Today's temps will be in the 90's and stay there for a while.  I think we might start getting a bit of relief from the heat by Saturday or Sunday.  No problem, Pogo and I are quite comfy.  We have the A/C and a ceiling fan to keep us cool.

Speaking of Pogo, here's a photo I just took of my handsome little guy chillin' out.  He's on the sofa next to me, just waiting for me to finish what I'm doing so that I can play with him.

Last night I discovered that the yarn I was going to be adding next to the doll dress was a bit too thick to use.  I like Red Heart yarns, but some of their colors are not the same thickness as the rest of the colors.  I don't know why this is, and it becomes quite annoying when you are trying to finish a project. 

I couldn't go any further on the dress, so I started the under slip.  I may as well make the under slip for the other doll too while I have the white yarn out.  Tomorrow Pogo and I have to go out early to take Janice to work so maybe we can swing by JoAnn's (if they are open) to see if they have the yarn and ribbon that I need.  If not, there's always the internet.

I dug into my archives to find this quick page for you.  It's from four years ago, and I used Kyra's kit "From Heaven."

Here is your download link:

Joe has been keeping me updated with photos of the baby swans at our park.  They are getting so big now.

Now I think I'll relax and do a bit of crocheting for a while.  When I get my next burst of energy, I'll see about attacking my "clean out" project.  Hmmm, I'll have to think about that! 

So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Oh My, Watermelon Is So Delicious!

July 18, 2017

Good morning.  It's lovely outside, but it is going to be getting warmer and sticky soon.  It looks like it will keep getting a bit warmer and sticky for the next few days.  Pogo and I will be spending lots of time indoors, except for Thursday when we have to take Janice to work in the morning.  We'll probably stop and buy bird food (depends on the heat) and then come right home. 

Well, the boxes have started coming in.  Yesterday afternoon, the baby car seat that I had ordered arrived.  After work, Deanne came by to pick that up and the baby snuzzler (it had arrived over the weekend).  She also brought me another bowl of something good to eat.  I promptly put that in the fridge and would have it for supper.

After checking through my own yarn supply, I found a couple of yarn colors that will work on the dolls that I am making.  So now if I don't make it to JoAnn's store this week, it's okay.   Guess what I did for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  Yup, I crocheted.  I have to say, I'm not happy working with such a small sized crochet hook.  It was fun when I was younger, but it's not fun anymore.  But I'll hang in there.

As I look out the door, I'm noticing how scraggly my pansy hanging plant is becoming.  I think I'll have to trim it back today and hope that it thickens up again.  On the other hand, the Dahlia's that Janice planted in the pots for me are doing rather well.  They're even bigger now than they are in this photo that I took last week.

My friend Rhoda sent a rather cute story that I will share with you.   It's called "Sex After Death".  A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other of the sex after death.  Their biggest fear was that there was no after life at all.  After a long life together, the husband was the first to die.  True to his word, he made the first contact:


"Is that you, Bob?"

"Yes, I've come back like we agreed."

"That's wonderful!  What's it like?"

"Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex.  I have breakfast and then it's off to the golf course.  I have sex again, bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple more times.  Then I have lunch (you'd be proud - lots of greens). 

Another romp around the golf course, then pretty much have sex the rest of the afternoon.  After supper, it's back to the golf course again.  Then it's more sex until late at night.  I catch some much needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again."

"Oh, Bob are you in Heaven?"

"No...............I'm a rabbit in Arizona."

Well, now that I've had some fun with you, it's time to finish my morning meds and then there's some dishes in the sink waiting to be washed.  By the way, remember the bowl of food that Deanne brought?  Well I had it for supper.  It was a big bowl of watermelon, all cut up and ready to eat.  I ate the whole bowl full, and then had some butter cookies for dessert.  Tasty, tasty, tasty!

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

Hugs, Edna B.