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Friday, December 15, 2017

A Busy Weekend Coming Up

December 15, 2017

Good morning.  Gosh, I'm getting a really late start today.  I got up early this morning, but after Pogo and I had something to eat, I went back to bed and to sleep.  Ever notice all the big plans one makes when they wake up early in the morning?  But after just a bit more sleep, all those plans get abandoned.  Well, with me anyway!

It's quiet around here, so there's not much news.  I gave myself a foot massage yesterday, and took a couple photos.  These were given to me last year.  Unfortunately, I don't use them often enough.  Mmmm, oh my they feel so good!

We had more snow yesterday.  It was just a dusting so that's okay.  Here's a photo of how pretty my tall gentle giants looked with the snow on them.

Daughter Deanne is on her way here for a little visit.  Pogo will be in heaven!  He just loves his Auntie Dee.  He can spot her car coming up the street and gets all excited.  Of all the pickup trucks that go by on the street, he can always pick out Joe's truck too.  It's amazing how smart our fur babies are.

We may have a new dwarf moving into the house next week, so this is going to be a very busy weekend.  I have to pick up a few new things for the room, and Joe will have to transport them from the store to the house.  Of course, all this is still tentative but it can't hurt to be ready just in case.

Well that's my news for today.  Now I have some blog reading to catch up on. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Heat, Oh Blessed Heat!

December 14, 2017

Good morning.  Well, the sun hasn't decided yet whether to shine on us or not.  Maybe it's like me and doesn't really like the cold temperatures.  It is bright outside, so maybe the sun will shine in a while.

When I woke up this morning at 5 o'clock, I thought I might go shopping very early this morning, but then I just turned over and went back to sleep.  Now that I'm awake, I think I might just stay indoors today. 

Today, I'm relishing the warmth here inside the house.  Yesterday, I did not.  At some point during the night before, the furnace shut off and the house got cold.  Once I realized what was happening, I had to re-schedule Pogo's appointment and get the furnace working again. 

The service man came out and looked over the problem to see what was wrong.  A nozzle that regulates the fuel was blocked and needed to be replaced.  After a while, the heat slowly started making its way throughout the house.  Once it reaches everywhere in the main part of the house, it finally starts making its way to my part of the house. 

Daughter Deanne came over yesterday afternoon and cleaned out my little electric fireplace and got it started so that Pogo and I had some heat till the furnace heat got to us.  Thank you so much Deanne.  The heat felt oh so good!  Let's hope that this is the end of the furnace problems for the rest of the cold season.

Today, I dug out a couple photos from my archives to share.  One day at work about five years ago, it was raining.  One of the water spouts was making a big puddle in the yard, and one of the little dark eyed juncos was taking advantage of this wondrous bathing pool.

I love watching the birds.  They are so tiny, but have such huge strength and creativity.  Besides being amused by them, we can learn so much from watching them.

Yesterday, I just let the dishes pile up in the sink.  I was too cold to deal with them.  When I finish this post, the first thing I'll do is wash all of them.  After that, I have some blog reading to catch up on. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's Too C-c-c-cold For Me!

December 13, 2017

Good morning.  It's not quite six o'clock. but Pogo and I have been up since around 4:45 a.m.  He thought he might need to go outside so he woke me up.  We went outside, but it was a false alarm. 

Pogo didn't even bother to sniff all around the yard because it was so wicked cold out there.  The temperature is only in the low twenties, and won't even get out of the twenties today.  Brrrrr!  Pogo has an appointment later today at the beauty salon, but I'm not looking forward to having to go out.

I've decided not to have all his hair cut off this time.  We'll just have it thinned a bit, and a few chosen places cleaned off.  It's just too cold for a short hair cut.  There's a market not far from the salon, so maybe I'll go there to pick up a few things until it's time to pick up Pogo and go home.  We'll see.

Yesterday turned out to be quite a busy and long day.  The burner repairman showed up around noon.  I had no idea that he was even coming.  The company never called to let me know.  Shortly after he got here, the fuel oil delivery came too.  As for the burner repair, that was an all day job.  All the radiators had to bled, and then the guy had to go pick up a new part.  Later, he found that he did not need the new part after all.  Yeesh!

Other than going out to Pogo's appointment later today, I have no set plans for the day except to keep warm.  When it gets wicked cold outside, the cold seems to come right up through the floors.  Gosh, Spring can't get here soon enough! 

Today I thought I would post a couple of Dover's coloring pages.  These are from some of their adult coloring books.  You can use pencils, pens or crayons.  Have fun with them. 

I have a few of these coloring books, and every now and then I take one out and relax with a large assortment of pencils and pens.  Once you get started on a page, it's amazing how quickly the hours can fly by. 

I also have a new quick page for you.  Once again, I've focused on our beautiful wildlife. 

Here is your download link:

My coffee is ice cold now.  I guess I didn't drink it up fast enough.  When it is this cold, the coffee doesn't stay hot very long, and now I'm off to the kitchen to make a fresh cup.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Mini Heat Wave Today!

December 12, 2017

Good morning.  Tis gray and cool outside.  I say cool because today we're having a mini heat wave.  The temperature right now is 39F degrees and will be working it's way up to 49F degrees in a few hours.  Woo Hoo!  Of course, by tonight the temperature will be back down in the low twenties.  But I'll take a warm day anytime!

I may even make a quick trip out today to pick up a few groceries.  We'll see how energetic I feel in a couple hours.  I'll start making up a grocery list when I finish this post.  Just in case!   Oh dear, I almost forgot.  I can't go anywhere until after the heating fuel delivery. 

Well, that just might make a big dent in any plans I may have for today.  The fuel company doesn't believe in giving the customer any hints about what part of the day they might show up.  You just stay home all day and wait.  Hmmm, well I'll make my list anyway.  If I have to, I'll go later today.  We'll see.

Today I want to share a really pretty Christmas scrap page that my friend Beth made for Pogo and me.  As you can see, it features my favorite little guy.  This is so pretty.  Thank you Beth.  We love it.

I just switched the TV over to the Weather Channel to see what sort of weather we have coming this week.  Cold, cold, cold!  I should have left the TV on the Jewelry Channel.  It was definitely much prettier. 

Last night, Joe put up the Christmas tree out in the house.  Now it's looking like Christmas around here.  I do think, though, that I'll need to pick up a few new ornaments and a new garland for the tree.  As the years go by, we lose a few ornaments and tinsel garlands. 

Daughter Deanne sent me a photo of the Christmas tree that she put up in her back yard.  It's not finished yet, but my goodness it is soooo pretty!

I have a new string of lights that I was going to put up on my porch, but I haven't put it up yet.  As soon as I figure out where I put the lights, I'll figure out a way to put them up.  I'll need to figure out how to plug them into electricity too.  There is only one outlet outside and I use it for the heated birdbath. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Hanukkah

December 11, 2017

Good morning.  Tis cold outside, but the sun is shining so I can't really complain.  A little of the snow has melted.  Very little.  But that's to be expected.  Winter starts next week.  This is okay because that just brings the start of Spring a little bit closer.

Hanukkah begins today, so Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends and family.   When Michael and I joined our two families together many years ago, we ended up with the best of both worlds.  We enjoyed the festivities and traditions of both our families.  Hmmm, makes me wonder why the whole world can't just learn to get along and enjoy each other.

Today I'm starting out late with everything.  I'm not sure yet just what it was that I did yesterday to tire myself out so much,  Whatever it was, I slept most all night till around 5 a.m. this morning.  I got up and made some breakfast, then went back to bed.  I guess it's a good thing that I don't have to go to work anymore. 

My breathing hasn't been great lately, so that's probably why I get tired so easily.  I've been using my portable oxygen so that I can get used to using it when I'm not at home.  Many days, I don't need it at all, but when I do need it I'm super glad that I have it. 

I have an image to share today that I borrowed from the web.  It features three things that I love; my flag, Santa Claus and a little red cardinal.  I don't know who the author is, but I want to thank them for sharing this picture.

Another thing that I borrowed from the web is this animals' Christmas card.  I'm hoping that everyone will help to keep our animals safe this winter and all through the year.  They gives us so much joy and ask for so little in return.

Today I have no special plans.  I guess maybe I'll chase some of the dust bunnies around.  After that, I have a few gifts left to wrap, so maybe I'll do that while I wash a couple of Pogo's blankets.  Hmm, sounds like a good plan for me. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The First Snow Of This Winter

December 10, 2017

Good morning.  Only fifteen more nights and Santa Claus will be here!  When he gets here, he sprinkles a little sleeping dust on Pogo so that he will not wake up and then we can sit down for a little chat and a hot cup of cocoa or coffee. 

He parks his sleigh and his reindeer by my porch, between this side of the house and the shed.  This way, no one can see them.  I often wonder if any of the neighbors see the reindeer with Santa in his sleigh taking off from here in the middle of the night.  Gosh, if they do, I wonder what they think!  Wouldn't it be fun to be a fly on their walls?

Well, yesterday morning the snow started falling.  At first, it was just a light covering.  As the day went on, the snow began to pile up.  After there were a few inches on the ground, Joe went out and shoveled the whole parking area and driveway. Late last night there was another few inches on the ground, so Joe went back out to clear it all away again.  It's quite a task because the area is large, but he did a really super job.

This morning, the snow has stopped, and there is just a new light covering of snow everywhere.  I have to admit, the snow is pretty, but it's okay for it to disappear now.  I took a picture of it, so now I just want to see the bare ground.  hahaha.  It will be Winter in less than two weeks now, although it feels like it got here a bit early. 

This is the weekend that Jazzy's high school drama department put on a Murder Mystery.  Deanne went and texted me how awesome it was.  All the kids played their parts to perfection.  This class has some awesome talent in it.  Here are some photos taken by the newspaper photographer.  The first photo was published in Friday's newspaper.  Jazzy is the lady wearing the blue suit.

I've had a pain in my side for a few days, and on Friday, Deanne picked up some Cranberry Juice for me and brought it by.  I went to have some of it that evening, but I couldn't open the bottle.  I had to wait until yesterday to have Joe open it for me. 

I used to have a round rubber thing that I used to open jars and bottles.  Somehow it has disappeared.  Now either I moved it and did not put it back where it belonged or the dust bunnies have hidden it from me.  Sometimes they play these little pranks.  So, last night I went on Amazon and ordered a set of four of these rubber things.  Those naughty bunnies can keep the old one.

Last night, my friend Beth told me that I should be drinking water with lemon juice in it to help clear any bad stuff out of my kidneys.  I'm on my second bottle, Beth!  Here's hoping it works.

Yesterday, I also spent some time playing on my laptop, making some new Christmas quick pages.  Today I will post one of them for you. 

Here is your download link:

I love nature and animals, and this gets reflected in a lot of my quick pages.  All God's creatures should share in the joy of this wondrous time of year.

It's now a little after seven a.m. and Pogo and I have been up for a couple hours.  He decided he was hungry, and I did not feel like cooking hamburgers so I got a stuffed pepper from the freezer and cooked it in the microwave.  We split it between us.  I also baked a potato to eat with mine.  Yum, Yum, Yum!   Tonight I'll probably have a bowl of corn flakes for supper.

There really is a good side to retirement.  I can eat whatever I want for whichever meal I want.  I can hang out in my jammies all day.  If I get tired, I can take a nap whenever I please.  So life can be pretty good!

Now I have some blog reading to catch up on.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, December 8, 2017

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas

December 8, 2017

Good morning.  Tis looking a bit gray and cold outside.  That's okay, it can stay out there.  Spring will be here in a few months and I'll be waiting for it.  Deanne and I had an appointment this morning at the shooting range, but I've been a bit under the weather so we cancelled. 

Sad to say, I think one of the bugs that are going around is trying very hard to catch me.  I've had a sore throat since yesterday afternoon.  Today I will try some Zicam to see if I can shorten this "bug's" stay.  Here's hoping it works.

This morning Deanne texted me to say that Jazzy's photo is in the newspaper again.  She sent me a copy of one photo from the newspaper.  I'll have to go online to see the other photos.  This weekend, Jazzy is taking part in a performance at her high school.  It's a murder mystery show and should be a lot of fun.  If there wasn't so much walking involved and so many stairs, I might be able to go to the school to see her.  Fortunately, Deanne will take photos for me.

Well, yesterday, Joe took a few more boxes to the Post Office for me.  I only have one more box to mail and it can go out next week.  What a super feeling!  Now I can focus on finishing up my local stuff. 

Remember a while back I showed a picture of a pattern that I had bought along with the yarn to make it for my two youngest great granddaughters?  Well, it turned out that the pattern was for knitting and I prefer crochet.  So I looked around online and found me another pattern for a sleeveless hooded vest that is crocheted.  It came yesterday.  I think I'll like this pattern because it looks a bit more uncomplicated.  This one is for sizes 2 to 10.

Each night, I try to add a few rows to the Cranberry afghan before I doze off to dreamland.  Here's a photo I took a couple nights ago to show how the colors look together.  This one really is pretty.

When the mailman came yesterday, he had a big box for me.  It was from Kyra.  Oh wow!  Christmas is right around the corner and now I'm getting a bit excited.  I did not open the box yet.  I want to wait till I get my tree up.  I haven't decided if I'll put up my usual little tree, or the tiny one that I used last year.  Either way, I'm hoping to get it done this weekend. 

Well, now I need to look up the newspaper online to have a look at the two photos they have posted of our Jazzy.  After that, I really need to do a load of laundry.  Maybe two.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.