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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gosh, I Get Side Tracked So Easily

April 26, 2018

Good morning.  It's still a bit on the cloudy side today, but I have hopes that the sun will come out and dry up all the big puddles.  Pogo and I have to go out today to the Post Office.  It's supposed to be a really nice day, but my sniffling nose somehow doesn't agree. 

Where oh where did I catch a new cold?  I've been so careful, always wearing a coat or jacket when I go outside.  Hopefully, this one won't stick around very long.  Now that Spring is here, I want to be able to play outside.  I just don't have time to be sick with a cold now.

Yesterday, my veggie plants (that I had ordered back in February) arrived.  There are two tomato plants, two bell pepper plants, and two eggplant plants.  I sent the eggplant plants home with DIL Janet last night.  Now I really have to get the greenhouse set up so that these plants have a place to grow. 

Last night, I finished the green dolly.  Gosh, she is looking just as pretty as the other dollies.  Oh my, now what color should I make?   There are so many pretty colors to choose from.  Orange, purple, blue, yellow, gold, oh my, oh my!   I guess I'll have to make one in every color.  I can always raffle them all off at the animal shelter fundraiser this summer. 

Daughter Audrey has been busy finishing up one of her crochet projects lately.  Her granddaughter, Alena, loves owls, so Audrey has been making her an owl wrap around.  Wow, what a lot of work went into this owl wrap around, but it really is gorgeous.  Alena is thrilled with it!  Wow, look at that beautiful smile!

I'm back....I went to the door because someone was out there calling to me, then I got the mail and put it all up on the mail board, looked for a slip from yesterday's oil delivery but could not find one, called oil company to find out if they really came and could I have a copy of the delivery bill, checked a message on my cell phone, got my newspaper that was delivered, Phew! 

I think I'd best close now before any more things crop up to take my attention away from this post.  Besides, I have to get dressed so that Pogo and I can go to the Post Office.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

It's Finally Spring!

April 25, 2018

Good morning.  My, what a difference a day makes!  Yesterday was simply awesome, and today is gray and raining.  I'm not complaining.  My grass and plants are loving it.  The weather forecast is calling for some really awesome days coming our way soon. 

Yesterday, Pogo and I went to the park to meet up with Deanne, Janice, Aurora and Xander.  The baby, Xander, is cutting a few teeth, so he wasn't exactly thrilled to be there, but Aurora had an awesome time feeding the geese, digging in the dirt and picking up rocks.  This little girl is after my heart.  I love rocks!!

As far back as I can remember, I always collected rocks of all sizes.  They just fascinate me.  Nowadays, I particularly love the ones that I can wear on my fingers.  hahaha.  I love gemstones.  It even lead me to making jewelry for a few years.  I had to stop though when my hands started to get a bit arthritic.  I broke an emerald trying to set it in a mounting.  Expensive mistakes take a lot of the fun out of a hobby.

Today, I want to share a couple photos that I took yesterday of the new blossoms in my yard.  So far, only the daffodils and hyacinth are in bloom.  It's amazing how a tiny blossom can put such a big smile on your face. 

Some of the rose bushes need to be pruned, but I'm going to wait another week at least before doing any pruning.  I lost my yellow rose tree because it was too cold when I pruned it.  That was a tough lesson to learn.

Yesterday afternoon, I dug out a different green yarn and a matching variegated yarn and started a new green dolly dress.  Wowsie, is it ever pretty!  I have about a quarter of the bottom ruffle done, then I will make the hat.  I'll take a photo once it is finished.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one is a reminder that all animals need a good home and a loving family.  So if you're thinking of getting a new pet, please don't buy, ADOPT!

Here is your download link:

Yesterday, Joe vacuumed my porch and set up all the furniture.  Next, we will wash it down, and lay down the rug.  Then Pogo and I can sit out there on nice days.  As soon as I can pick up some wood for a floor, I'll be setting up the new greenhouse.  Hopefully, by the end of the week.

Now I think I'll read a few blogs.  Then I think I'll start making my meat sauce for tonight's pasta supper.  DIL Janet will be coming by and this is one of our favorite meals.  Pogo likes a little bit of it on his dinner plate too. 

Later I'll finish the green dolly outfit and pick a color to start another one.  I'm off now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

We're Off To The Park Today

April 24, 2018

Good morning.  Well, we did get our cable back yesterday afternoon.  I'm not sure why, but this happens more than it should.  Calling the cable company doesn't really do anything to change it.  Maybe they just keep interrupting our service to get us to sign up for a more expensive cable package.  It's not going to work with me.  If I have to, I'll sign up with a different company.  Not that I want to, but if I have to I will.

Yesterday was a rather sluggish day for me.  Thank goodness it's over.  I wanted to work on my porch, but I was just too tired.  Maybe later on today I can spend some time out there.  When I finish this post, Pogo and I are going to meet up with Deanne and two of my great grandbabies in the park.  This will be so much fun. 

I did take a photo yesterday of my second tissue dolly.  Gosh, she is soooo pretty!  When I finish the next one, I'll dig out the ribbons, etc, to finish up these dollies.

I started a green dolly dress, but I'm not happy with how the variegated yarn looks with it, so I'll have to look through my stash to see if I have another yarn that will look better.  I also need to order some dolly hair pins to use for holding the hats in place.  I guess the afghans can wait.  I'm having too much fun making these dollies.

Here's a recipe that I borrowed from the web.  I really had to laugh because it reminds me of so many of the "computer meals" that I've made in the past. 

For instance, to make wall paper paste you put on a pot of water to boil.  When it starts boiling, put in a pound of elbow macaroni.  Stir, and go back to what you were doing on the computer.  When the house starts filling up with smoke, your paste is done.  Have fun cleaning out the pan! 

Oh yeah, I'm guilty.  I've also made hamburgers, chicken and pork chops that could be used as ammunition to throw at an intruder.  Guaranteed to knock him out!  I've learned to stay off the computer or anything else that takes up my attention when I'm cooking.  The food tastes better, and the clean up is easier.

I found out last night that Pogo does not like meatloaf.  That's what we had for supper.  He only ate a little bit (out of sheer hunger I think) and walked away.  He likes his hamburger plain, not infused with other foods.  He likes it cooked all the way through, but not overcooked.  He will not eat meat that is pink or red.  He will eat some rice or green beans mixed into the hamburger on the plate.  Notice I said "mixed in" not "cooked with".  To him there is a big difference. 

I guess tonight, I'll have left over meatloaf, and I'll cook up some hamburgers for Pogo.  Between supper time and his late night snack, Pogo will eat one of the hamburgers, and the second one will be for tomorrow.  Tomorrow I'll make pasta and meat sauce, and put some this on the plate with his hamburger.  This will make him very happy. 

Now it's time for me to get dressed so that we can head over to the park soon.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Oh Boy, A New Yarn Catalogue!

April 23, 2018

Good morning.  It's really gorgeous outside today.  It's sunny with a teeny tiny breeze.  Temps today will be in the low sixties.  Pogo has been like a little kid going in and out all morning.  I was hoping to nap for a while, but he keeps asking me to open the door for him.  So I open the door.

My back has started bothering me, so I had to take a pain pill last evening, and then again in the middle of the night.  This morning I'm feeling a bit groggy.  I don't take pain pills very often so my system doesn't have a chance to get used to them.  But they do take the edge off the pain so that I can move about and do a few things. 

Oh my, the mailman just came and brought me a new Herrschners catalogue.  Woo Hoo!  For a limited time, there is free shipping.  This is good because there are a few yarns that I want to order.  There are also a couple things in the catalogue that I want to order and put away for Christmas.  With free shipping, this is a good time to order them.

Last night, I finished the second bathroom tissue dolly. (This one is red.) It does still need its ribbons, etc. but I'll take a photo of it this afternoon to share here.  While I was up during the night, I started another tissue dolly.  (In green)   After that, I'll make a patriotic one, and an orange one.  The orange one is for me, of course!

I can't upload any photos, or even post this till later this afternoon.  For some reason, the cable is out.  When the cable is out I have no TV, no internet and no landline phone.  I used my cell phone to call the cable company, and they said that the problem should be fixed by mid afternoon. 

I guess I'll take a break here until the internet is working again.  Maybe I can take a couple photos while I'm waiting for the cable to be fixed.  Actually, I think I'll close here.  I promise to chat a bit longer tomorrow, and to post some photos.  So, till then, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Oh Spring, You Are Glorious!

April 22, 2018

Good morning.  Yesterday was awesome, and today is another awesome day.  The sun is shining, there's a teeny tiny breeze, and temps will again be in the low sixties.  Can I dig it?  You better believe it!

Yesterday, Joe got out the garden tools and cleaned out a couple of the small gardens.  Before he did that, he took down all the porch screen covers and plastic and put it all away in the shed.  Today he is going to clean out the garden on the other side of the house, then he will vacuum and set up the furniture on my porch.  Woo Hoo! 

I took Pogo outside for a little walk in the yard, and took some photos of the first blossoms in my garden.  The first daffodils burst into bloom yesterday.  Oh my, they are so beautiful!  I will post a photo tomorrow. 

Today I want to show you my first bathroom tissue dolly.  She's not quite finished, but I couldn't wait to take a photo of her.  I still have to add her ribbon and a few other embellishments, but this is what she looks like so far.  I have to say that I am quite pleased.  And yup, there's a roll of toilet tissue beneath her pretty skirt.  (Background is from Amalie's kit "Wild Autumn)

DIL Janet sent me a photo of the kitty that lives in the building where she works.  Her boss has a soft spot for homeless animals, and one day he found a small, hungry, homeless kitty cat and brought it to work with him.  The kitty was named Morris, and is loving his new home.  Here he is taking a nap in a mail basket on the window sill behind Janet's desk.  I do believe he is quite a happy kitty cat.

Last week I got a letter from the State, advising me that I'd been randomly been chosen to be audited.  Oh wowie!  I've never been audited.  I don't know if this is good or if it is bad.  So, over the next couple of days I did manage to gather copies of all the information that they are requesting, and I'll be mailing it to them tomorrow.  Wish me luck!

Today I have a new quick page for you.  I love nature and animals.  Can you tell?  Have fun with this page.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to wash the breakfast dishes and go outside for a bit.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, April 20, 2018

A Great Day To Sparkle

April 20, 2018

Good morning.  Tis a lovely day outside.  The sun is shining and the temperature (now at 39F degrees) is working its way up to the low 50's.  This is good because I really do need to go shopping for some groceries.  I have a jar of peanut butter on the pantry shelf, and it's been winking at me for a while now but I ran out of bread several days ago. 

Don't get me wrong, I do have some bread, but my little birds keep coming around, looking for it.  They like it even better when I put peanut butter on it, so today I'll pick up some more hamburger rolls too.  I usually slather these with peanut butter and hang them out in the treat holders.  When I run out of the rolls, I give the birds my bread.

I am sparkling this morning!  Can you see it?  I got a note in my email that really made my eyes and my heart happy!  Friends will be coming to Massachusetts in the Fall and will be stopping by for a visit.  Woo Hoo!

Yesterday, Deanne came by and we watched "Nine To Five."  I had never seen the movie and this way I got to see the role that Jazzy will be playing in the school's Spring musical.  They've already purchased a blonde wig for her to wear.  Now this I can't wait to see!

I also started working on a tissue dolly dress yesterday.  Oh gosh, it is really coming out wicked pretty.  I was going to take a photo of it, but I'll wait until it is finished.  That should be later today.  I'm working on the ruffles at the bottom of the dress. 

A friend sent these to me a while ago and I thought I'd share them with you.  I hope they give you a giggle and put a smile on your face.

Now I think I'll see about getting dressed.  If I don't go shopping soon, I'll find a really good excuse to put if off for another day.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

I'm Sending You A Big Hug Today

April 19, 2019

Good morning.  It's not quite seven o'clock and already I've had my breakfast and done my morning blog reading.  Even Pogo has finished his breakfast and now he's curled up next to me and having himself a nap.  His soft snoring sounds are such beautiful music to my ears.

The temperature now is 41F degrees, and it is supposed to rain most all day.  The high temperature today will only get about one or two degrees higher.  Tomorrow starts our warm up days with temps in the fifties and lots of sunshine.  (of course, that could change!)

Today, a couple of my friends are feeling down in the dumps, and I'm hoping that they can get through their despair very soon.  Lord knows, I understand loss and grief.  I've been through so much of it myself.  But I've learned that once you've gone through the grieving process, you really have to take hold of yourself and look forward so that you can go on. 

Losing a loved one is devastating.  But we can't afford to hang on to grieving forever because that tends to make the folks around us leave.  If we can't move forward, neither can the folks around us.  Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying you should forget.  I'm saying that you can treasure your precious memories and still go on.  No, it's not easy, but then life isn't easy.

Another thing that causes lots of folks so much sadness is the lack of confidence in themselves.  So many folks don't think that their lives are important.  It's so easy to put ourselves down.  But if you take the time to really look into yourself, you'll find that you are very important.  Try writing a paper about yourself.  By the time this paper is finished, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn some very wonderful things about yourself. 

Each one of us has a special gift that makes us unique.  Each one of us has a place in this world where we are needed.  Once we realize that it's okay to love ourselves, we'll be able to see how many other folks love us too. 

Folks, I used to be in this very same situation.  Aside from being a mother, there wasn't anything special about me.  This feeling was with me from about the age of two or three.  While studying for my Masters Degree, (when I was almost 40) I had to write a term paper (for a psychology class) about myself and how I developed my own theories about the how, what and why's in life.

Wow!  What an eye opener this assignment was!  By the time I had finished, I had a whole new outlook about myself.  I had found my purpose, and my self worth.  I learned that I was indeed very important to so many people, and loved by so many.  I learned to love me too.

That doesn't make me any less of a grouch on my grumpy days.  Nor does it put me up on a pedestal.  It means that it's okay to be proud of my accomplishments, the most important ones being the wonderful, amazing adults that my children became, and the awesome families they have raised.

So, if you're feeling blue today, take a deep breath and do something nice for yourself.  Make a hot cup of tea or coffee, and while you are drinking it take a look outside your window at some of Nature's beauty.  Be thankful that you woke up this morning. 

I found this on the web a while ago and I'd like to share it with you.  I'm so very glad to have all of you in my life.  I'm so very blessed.

I had intended to write a very different type of post today, but, well, things change.  I just felt that some of you might need a hug and a bit of reassurance that you really are quite awesome. 

Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee.  Pogo will be waking up soon and I want to spend some time playing and cuddling with him.  The joy he brings me is priceless.  In a couple hours, Deanne will be coming by with the move, Nine To Five, that we are going to watch together.  Tis another great day for me.

I'm off now.  So, till tomorrow, love yourself.  Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.