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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Such A Simple Cure For Colds And Flu!!

January 18, 2017

Good morning.  It's been raining lightly since last evening.  It's good to look outside and see some puddles instead of piles of snow everywhere.  Don't get me wrong, snow is nice.  As long as it disappears shortly after it gets here. 

I think the January blues are settling in here.  I just don't want to get out of bed in the morning to start the new day.  If it weren't for Pogo, I probably would give in to the temptation of staying in bed all day sometimes.  Thank goodness though, my little guy keeps me going.  I have to get up to feed him and change his pee pads, and as long as I'm up I may as well stay up. 

It must be the need and want to be outdoors in the fresh air that does this to some of us older folks.  That yearly trip to sunny Florida helps to chase away these winter blues.  Just looking forward to going there is as helpful as the actual trip. 

There is one good thing about staying indoors though.  I have fewer chances of catching all the nasty germs and viruses that are going around this time of year.  My friend Rhoda sent me an adorable story about how not to get sick during this cold and flu season.  I'd like to share it with you.

It seems that Miss Beatrice, the church organist who was in her eighties, had never been married and was admired for her sweetness and kindness.  One afternoon, the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room.  She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea.

As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cute glass bowl sitting on top of it.  The bowl was filled with water.  Floating in the water, of all things, was a condom.  When Miss Beatrice returned with tea and scones, they began to chat.  The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.

"Miss Beatrice," he said pointing to the bowl, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?"  "Oh yes" she replied.  "Isn't it wonderful?  I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground.  The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet, and that it would prevent the spread of disease.  Do you know that I haven't had the flu all winter?"

Wow, such an easy remedy!  Who'd a thunk it?  Well, I hope you enjoyed this little story.  It certainly put a smile on my face.  Thanks, Rhoda.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one might be good for some of your photos that were taken when it was snowing.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/h5r9wf0xacx2r08/EB_-_QP_2017_-_04.zip

Last night I noticed that there are two new tiny flower buds on my Orange Jasmine plant.  They're only buds, but they do smell good.  Gosh, I can only imagine how gorgeous this plant is going to be in the Spring when I can put it outdoors in the sunshine.  Here's a photo of these tiny little flower buds.  It's amazing how something so tiny can also chase away the winter blues!


Well, now I think I should try to find some mischief to get into.  This shouldn't be very hard to do.  I have stacks of tax stuff staring me right in the face!!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Nice Blog Book Deal For You

January 17, 2017

Good morning.  Tis chilly outside, but the sun is shining, so that helps.  I should go out to do an errand, but I think I'll wait for another day.  There's so much to do in such a short time to be able to go on vacation without any worries. 

Every time I think I have all the bills and taxes covered, another tax bill comes in.  It seems there's not a month goes by when there are no tax bills due.  I can't remember a time when we had so many tax bills coming due all through the year. 

We don't really have any new services in our town, so that leads me to think that we have fewer tax payers.  We haven't built any new schools, but the town is always looking for private donations to help pay for the school expenses.  Where do all the students come from?  Surely they come from families who also pay taxes? 

I wonder what happens to a town or city when all the tax payers move out.  Who pays all these taxes then?  If cities and towns can give tax breaks to businesses then I wonder why they can't do the same for the homeowners.  Shouldn't there be incentives to persuade homeowners not to move away? 

In the midst of all this, I can't figure why some of our cities and towns are wanting to become sanctuary cities for illegals (and illegal criminals).  How on earth are we supposed to pay for this when we can't even handle the taxes we already have? 

How about something good?  Those of you who have a blog, and want to make blog books, why not visit Blog2Print.com.  They are running a special where you can get 25% off your order when you use the promo code BOOKIT25.  The deal ends January 24th.  (no, I don't get paid to support this site, but my book has already been ordered so I thought I would pass this deal on to you.)

Here's a portion of my shelf full of blog books.  Not only are they a nice way of leaving a bit of history behind for your family, they are also fun to sit and look through every once in a while.  There are so many memories tucked away into these books.


Well, I've made a tiny little dent in my taxes.  I guess that's what I'll be doing most all today.  I'd like to get enough of it done to be able to take time off over the weekend.  I still need to get airline tickets for Pogo and me, and I'll need to arrange for a rental car for while we're in Florida.  Then I need to seriously practice packing a verrrrrry light suitcase!!

Well, now I think I'll refresh my cup of coffee, and get started on those pesky taxes.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Goodness, How Quickly My Plans Change!

January 16, 2017

Good morning.  The sun is shining, so I guess we're in for another nice day.  Yesterday, Pogo and I went shopping at a Pet Supply store, and bought a bagful of doggie food.  There were quite a few big doggies in the store with their families, so naturally Pogo was in doggie heaven.  He loves big doggies!!

And yes, so far he is still eating the doggie food.  I wish the food had just a wee bit more bulk to it.  It is very soft, and Pogo has no jaw bone or any teeth, so he has a difficult time getting the food up off the plate.  When he licks the food, it just sort of sticks to the plate even more.  We'll have to work on this.

Today, I'm planning on spending a couple hours on my tax stuff, and one or two hours on "housey" stuff.  Then hopefully I can have me a nap.  I didn't sleep all that good last night, so a nap will feel good. 

Today I have an interesting (at least to me) photo to share.  I dug into my archives for it.  This photo was taken a while ago on an early Spring morning.  There was frost and dew on the plants, creating some very interesting designs.


Hmmm, the more I look at this photo, the more ideas I get.  On one side I see a fossil, and on the other side I see stars and celestial bodies in the heavens.  It might be very interesting to play with this photo in Photoshop.

I may decide to re-arrange my chore schedule for today.  Pogo is already curled up inside his new fuzzy blanket and dreaming away.  Maybe I should do a short nap too, then get to the taxes and house stuff.  Yeah, sounds like a pretty good plan.

On that note, I think I'll close here and crawl into my blanket too.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.  Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Good News To Share

January 15, 2017

Good morning.  It's early so I don't know yet if we'll have sunshine today or not.  Temps will be in the mid 30's.  I think they are supposed to go up a few degrees starting tomorrow.  Super!

How about an update on the new doggie food?  Well, the first little can just wasn't to Pogo's liking.  He wouldn't even give it a try.  So, out in the garbage it went.  But, would you believe that he has already eaten most all of the food in the other two little cans? 

I told him that I would take him to the store sometime today to buy more of this particular brand.  I do believe it is Blue Buffalo's recipe for teeny tiny doggies.  Whatever it is, as far as I'm concerned it is pure gold as long as my little guy will eat it. 

Well, Friday afternoon, Deanne and I went to the shooting range.  I must say, I didn't do to bad at all.  However, Deanne got a perfect score.  Woo Hoo!!  We go back in two weeks, and this time we'll be using a bigger pistol.  (a Glock)  I joined the NRA and signed up for their magazine so that I can keep current on gun laws and changes.  Now that Deanne has her license, she'll be joining too.

Today I'll start for real to work on my tax figures.  I'd like to get them done before the next two weeks are up.  So before I get started, I'll make sure I have my bottle of Excedrin Migraine on hand.  I'll be needing it.

For those readers who enjoy herbal teas, I borrowed this image from the web to share.  It explains why you should always have these five teas on hand.  Not only are they good for you, they are all very tasty.


I see the sun is shining now which means that it should be a good day for Pogo and me to get out to shop for doggie food.  Actually, Pogo doesn't really care why we are out, as long as we are out!  He loves riding in the car.  He loves shopping too because then he gets to meet lots of new people. 

Well, that's my news for today.  I want to do a bit of blog reading before it's time to go shopping.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Congratulations Dee Dee!!!

January 13, 2017

Good morning.  And a lovely morning it is indeed!  The sun is shining, and the temperature is 43F degrees.  After today, we'll have a few days in the 30's, then it is supposed to get back up into the 40's for a little while.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could make it through the whole winter with these temps?  Oh dream on girlie, dream on!!

Today I have good news.  Yesterday, daughter Deanne went to the Police Station and picked up her new LTC.  (license to carry)  And later this afternoon, she and I are going to the shooting range for a bit of practice.  Woo Hoo!!

Last evening, DIL Janet came by after work.  We had such a good time chatting that we didn't even watch an episode of our favorite TV show.  We'll save that for next week.  Later, when I closed my eyes to go to sleep,  um --- I actually slept until eight o'clock this morning.  Wow!!  That hasn't happened in quite a while.

Well, this morning I gave Pogo a dish of one of the new doggie foods.  He actually gave it a "two second" look, no sniff, and walked away.  Well, my goodness!  Did I really expect any other reaction?  Hmmm, I wonder how he'll be liking supper tonight.  It's going to be more doggie food.  Gosh, I wonder if dog whisperers are expensive to hire.  Maybe one of them could find out why Pogo doesn't want to eat his doggie food.  Ah, just thinking out loud.

This morning I played a bit in Photoshop, just for fun.  I took a couple of photos, enhanced the sky colors in them, blended the two together, applied a few filters and voila!!  A new background overlay!  Here's a layout showing the two photos, the blending and the finished product.




One can still do a lot more with this image.  New colors and filters can be applied, the lighting can be changed, etc.  I think I'm going to play with it a bit more.  I have a few ideas that I want to try.  If you want to try it, send me a picture of what you come up with. 

Marie Osmond is on TV showing off that snazzy new figure of hers (gosh, I sound jealous!!) that she got from eating the food from Nutrisystem.  She's not telling anyone that the fifty pounds that she lost would be dangling from her arms, legs and belly had she not been at the gym every single day that she was dieting.  A friend of mine tried this system.  It really did work, but she had to go to the gym and exercise early every morning before going to work in order to keep the new flab firm. 

Ah well, the morning is dwindling away, and I really should do a few things around here.  So, until Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Trying Some New Food With Pogo

January 12, 2017

Good morning (for ten more minutes!).  No, I did not sleep in late this morning.  I got up rather early, but spent time reading blogs and checking emails.  I had an early appointment with my orthopedic doctor for a follow up on my elbow and wrist.  They are healing really good.  I don't have to go back for another three months.

On the way home, I stopped by a new pet supply store nearby to see if they carried some of the better brands of doggie food in single cans.  When I try to order on-line, I have to order a whole case.  I don't want to do this because I'm only trying new foods with Pogo.

I'd like to keep him mostly on doggie food if possible.  Good luck to me!!  I was able to pick up a few different small cans of Blue Buffalo food.  They cost  a lot more money, but if he will eat it, it's worth it.  Tonight we'll try the chicken dinner.  Here's hoping!!

I found a couple images on-line that I thought I'd like to share.  I love cardinals so this first image really makes me smile.  Here's wishing you all lots of cardinals.


This next image rather says it all.  The most important things in life cannot be bought with money.


Now I really need to get busy around here.  There's a few things that I need to do before DIL Janet gets here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Oh What A Gorgeous Day!!

January 11, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, the sun is shining and it is 47F degrees!  According to the forecast, the temperature should hit 50 degrees by noon.  Oh my, I can definitely handle this!!  Tomorrow is also supposed to hit 50 degrees, but with some rain.  I wonder if this is our January thaw? 

There's not very much snow left anymore.  Between the rain last evening and these warm temps, most all of the snow has melted.  Oh be still my heart!  It is soooo good to look out and see just a few puddles here and there. 

Yesterday was one of those days where I was busy all day, but for the life of me I can't figure out what kept me so busy.  I did a lot of little things, but nothing really earth shattering.  The first thing I did was to catch up on some blog reading.  Then I paid some bills and went crazy looking for a misplaced deposit slip.  I finally called the bank to verify that the deposit actually was made. 

I spent a little time gathering some materials that I will need for my taxes.  I will have to start spending some serious time getting all these figures rounded up and written down.  Groan, groan.  Some of my time was spent on the web checking out plane fares and availability for the dates that I will be travelling. 

As I was going from one task to another, the day was slipping by.  I sent a text message to DIL Janet to ask if she was over her cold yet and was she coming by for supper.  A little later, Janet called me to say yes, she was over her cold but she would not be coming by for supper.  Yesterday was only Tuesday, and she comes over on Wednesdays.  Hmmm, did I just lose a day?  Or did I gain a day?

Now I had to change my plans about what to make for supper.  In the evening, I washed the dishes, and spent some time on my laptop doing a couple jig saw puzzles.  Before turning in for the night, I put a few more rows on the newest scarf.  This one is the Flamingo color.  Very pretty!

When I think back to how much I could accomplish in any given day when I was younger, I'm amazed at how I did it.  I mean, think about it.  Everything I did yesterday could probably have been done in just a couple of hours a few years ago.  I'd have still had the whole day to do lots of other things. 

Ah well, retirement does have its advantages.  We can slow down our daily activities, and we have more time to stop along our way and smell the roses.   It's a time to make peace with the dust bunnies.   They will still be here long after we've gone to meet our maker. 

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one shows our little snowboy having fun in the snow.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ij1r4x3w6b5just/EB_-_QP_2017_-_03.zip

Now it's time to do a few more things around here so that Pogo and I can spend a little time out in the yard.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.