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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Is Almost Here!!

December 4, 2016

Good morning.  The sun is shining but it is back to the chilly winter degrees.  Ah well, it is Winter after all.  Now that I have my porch, I'd like it to be warm all the time.  I know, it's unrealistic, but a girl can dream.

Yesterday was rather quiet.  I paid a few bills.  They're ready for the mailman's visit tomorrow.  Then I washed my dishes, bagged the trash, and took a nap with Pogo.  Today I'll address a few more cards and maybe work on the Delft Blue afghan for a while.  I need to work on my "still to do for Christmas" list.  Time is getting short.

I guess I'd better get serious about my box mailing.  Christmas is only three weeks away.  How it snuck up so fast on me I'll never know.  I work on it all year.  Somehow, this year it got here extra fast.  Hmmm, maybe I just slowed down a bit.  I dunno!

A couple days ago, I got a lovely surprise from my friend Beth.  She made me a really nice scrap page featuring my Pogo.  Thanks, Beth.  Pogo and I love it.


Today I can share a photo of a bracelet that I made.  I try to match the colors and charms to the likes and important things in the recipient's life.  This one was for my daughter Audrey.


I guess I'm going to have to cut this post a bit short.  SIL Eddie just called to say that he is on his way over so I need to get dressed.  Hopefully, I'll have a bit more to chat about tomorrow.  So, till then, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Little By Little, I'm Getting A Few Things Done

December 2, 2016

Good afternoon.  It's been a busy morning here, but I finally got my health insurance taken care of.  Till next Fall, that is.  Then I'll probably have to start all over again.  Yeesh!!

I'm trying to think what I did yesterday, but nothing seems to be coming to mind.  I guess that just shows how exciting my life is lately.  Hmmm, well I did wash some dishes.  And I cooked supper for Pogo.  When I napped or slept, Pogo was snuggled right up against me or on me.  Now that I'm wearing a splint, he doesn't go very far from my side.  Here's a photo I just took of Pogo.  That look of despair on his face is because he does not like me to take his photo.


Last night, daughter Audrey called me.  She loves her bracelet (I'll share a photo of it on my next post) and she sent me photos of some gorgeous roses that she got for her birthday, and one of her wearing a new tee shirt. 



She also got a bouquet of yellow roses mixed with white lilies.  Beautiful!  Just like her!!  (I know, I'm tooting my horn again!  But I just can't help myself!)

Today, Joe has a vacation day, so he cleaned up and bagged all the leaves in the yard.  The bags are now all out on the sidewalk waiting to be picked up tomorrow.  Now my wrist is beginning to ache again, so I think I'll give it a rest and maybe have a little nap.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUDREY

December 1, 2016

Good morning.  The sun is shining and today will be in the low 50's again.  I can totally dig it!!!  Well, Pogo went to the beauty salon yesterday, and this time we gave him a different look.  It will take a few days before I know if I like it or not.  I'll try to get a new photo of him to share.

Today is daughter Audrey's birthday.  She's my first born, and I wish her a beautiful day.  Audrey, I hope your special day is filled with sunshine, flowers and laughter.  I love you Sweetie. 

My new Christmas cards and calendars came a couple days ago.  Oh my, I am soooo happy with them.  I've already addressed a batch of the cards, and put them in the mail yesterday.  Each day I'll address another batch of envelopes until all my cards are in the mail. 

Today is December 1st, and here is the December page from this years calendar. 


Today is also the beginning of the Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies event.  If you click on the link below the logo shown here, it will take you to the blog where all the contributions are.  I just had a peek at all the goodies, and oh my, you're going to love them.  Here is the logo:


And here is my contribution to this wonderful Scrapbooking Freebie event.  Enjoy!!


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/dlvc59foaowrzzd/EB_-_Worldwide_Christmas_QP_01_%26_02.zip

Yesterday while Pogo was at the beauty salon, dwarf Helen and I went shopping at Walmart.  I picked up most of my groceries and the yarn I need to start a new Delft Blue and Wildflower afghan.  This will be for next year. 

Later today I'll pack up a box with some of my lapghans and scarfs, and mail them off to the Lakota children at St. Joseph's Indian School in South Dakota.  They are one of my pet charities.  DIL Janet says she will help me make more scarfs for the children. 

Next time I get out shopping, I need to pick up a lot of dog and cat food, as well as treats, to drop off at Ace Hardware for the local animal shelters.  Obviously, all the animals are another of my pet charities. 

I'm hoping to be able to start mailing some of my packages out by next week.  Christmas is sneaking up on me really quick!!  I also have to mail Pogo's letter to Santa out this week.  He's hoping that Santa will have a folding set of steps for him so that he can climb up on the big sofa all by himself. 

Well, my arm is starting to ache now, so it's time for me to go sit in my lounge chair and give the arm a rest.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Another Teeny Post

November 30, 2016

Good morning.  Goodness it is hectic around here.  Once again I tried to take care of my health insurance, and once again they say they are too busy and for me to call back later.  A great way to do business, I must say!

Pogo's hair stylist just called to say she had a cancellation and can I bring Pogo in now.  Yes I can, but I need time to get dressed.  I'm a bit slow in that department. 

Yesterday my doctor took new xrays and put a splint on my hand and wrist.  It seems there is a small crack in my wrist, along with a lot of bruising and my arthritis.  Oh goodie, goodie.  I guess my hand will be out of order for quite a while. 


Now I have to get dressed and take Pogo to the beauty salon.  I will be back in the morning.  Don't forget, tomorrow starts the Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebie event.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just A Short Post

November 29, 2016

Good afternoon.  (for six more minutes!)  It's been a busy morning for me.  I spent quite a while on the phone being passed around from one office to another, while trying to enroll in a new health insurance program for next year.  In the end, I was told that I will have to call back later today or tomorrow morning because they are so busy right now. 

Next I called my orthopedic doctor's office to see if he was in and if he could possibly see me before next week.  They kept trying to set me up with an appointment with another doctor, but I refused and in the end, I got an appointment for this afternoon with my own doctor. 

This will have to be a short post because typing is very painful right now.  My wrist and hand seem to be getting worse each day, not better.  Getting dressed or undressed, washing and drying dishes, cutting Pogo's food up small, etc., are all very difficult and take me a long time now.  By the time I'm finished with any of these things, I need a pain pill but I don't take one. 

I do have a couple photos of a beautiful Fall bouquet from a few years ago.  I love the colors in this one. 



Now I'm done typing for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Visiting With Friends Is Good For The Soul

November 28, 2016

Good morning.  Have you noticed that we are already running out of November?  Gosh, this year has flown by so quickly.  Ooooooooh!  No, I'm not getting excited over the date.  I've just finished scratching my back with my skinny wooden back scratcher.  Ooooooooh!  Ahhhhhhhh!

This morning, Pogo and I have to go out to run some errands.  First we'll go to the bank, then we'll go to the Post Office.  On the way home, we'll stop at the Town Hall and pay taxes.  That's probably about all the running around I'll be able to handle today. 

My arm is achy, but healing.  My wrist doesn't feel as if it is any hurry to get better.  I have an appointment next Monday with my orthopedic doctor, but I may call to see if he can see me this week instead.  It's getting rather difficult to do much of anything without the use of my left hand.  Maybe while I'm out I'll stop and pick up a new wrist brace to see if that will help.

Yesterday, my friend Ellen came by and we had a wonderful visit.  We worked together for years, and she's a really nice person.  I haven't seen her since last Spring, so we had lots to catch up on.  Pogo loves women, so of course he was enjoying her company.

Last night, I took out some yarn to start a new project, but my left hand was not cooperating, so I just watched TV instead.  My two youngest great granddaughters should be walking by next Spring so I dug out a cute poncho pattern to make for them.  Maybe I can make a little dress to go with the poncho.  Here's a picture of the child's poncho.  (minus that bit of scrap hanging off the bottom of the front)


I also found this interesting adult poncho pattern.  I like that this one can be worn two different ways.



And here's another pretty interesting poncho.  This one would be great for a Spring or early Summer event.


Well, time is flying and I must get dressed and go do my errands.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Company Coming. Can't Chat Too Long.

November 27, 2016

Good morning.  The sun is shining and the temperature is 38F degrees.  Tonight's temp may go below 30 degrees.  Is it Spring yet???

These past two days were quiet, but I did accomplish one project.  I finished the Flamingo afghan Friday night.  The sad part is that now my hands somehow feel a bit empty without a hook and yarn in them.  I have a couple good coupons, so maybe Pogo and I will go shopping for some new yarn.  We'll see. 

Today I'll have to review the new insurance plan that I'm thinking of signing up for, and then fill in the forms and get them in the mail tomorrow.  I only have a week left to get enrolled in a new plan.  Tomorrow I'll have to make sure my orthopedic doctor accepts the new plan before I can mail my papers off. 

A friend has just called to say that she is on her way here to visit, so I won't chat here very long.  I want to wash the breakfast dishes before she gets here.  Joe must be in the laundry room doing his wash because Pogo is barking up a storm. 

I found a couple adorable cartoons on the web that I thought I might share.  This first one is just adorable.  Ever feel this way?  haha.  I love these Minions!


This next cartoon really hit home.  There are some days where this would fit me to a tee!  I have very little patience with stupidity, and even less with disrespect.  Nuff said!


Now I really must get busy cleaning up the dishes before my friend gets here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.