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Friday, August 18, 2017

A New Med Regime - Sort Of

August 18, 2017

Good morning.  Well, today is a bit gray with a nice breeze and temps in the seventies.  Perhaps we'll have us some rain sometime today.  That would be nice, especially for the grass and the plants.  It's also a great day to go to the shooting range and practice for a while. 

And that's what Deanne and I are going to do in a couple hours.  Gosh, it's been so long since we've been there.  I bought us some new targets to make it more fun and easier to get back in the groove.  We also want to see about arranging for a class on how to clean the guns.  This past Christmas, Pogo bought Deanne and me each a carry bag for our guns and ammo.  It also includes a set of cleaning tools.  How neat is that?  Today I'll finally get to use my new bag.

Yesterday, I had my annual physical, and a nice chat with my doctor about my meds.  Goodness, between the breathing meds and the nebulizer meds, they are so confusing.  I took some notes, and today I'll make up a new med list to go by.  It seems if I take meds "A", I don't have to take meds "B".  If I take meds "C" then I don't have to take meds "D".  

Some of the meds are for when I am at home, and some are for when I am not a t home.  Don't you just love it???  I'll try this new regime for a while to see how I feel.  If it's not working after a while, then I'll call my doctor and see what needs changing. 

I got home just in time for Pogo to see Joe and have his turkey treat.  After that, Pogo and I went shopping at JoAnn's Fabric shop. Mostly, I was just looking for some different trims for my little doll dresses.  They were having a rather nice sale, so I picked up a few different things to try out.  On the way home, we stopped at Wendy's and got some take out for our supper.  A nice way to end a busy day.

Later today, I'll take some photos of the little doll dresses to share.  Meanwhile, I dug into my archives for a few photos of one of my favorite birds.  Pigeons might be considered pesky, but I find them quite beautiful and personable.





Did you notice that the white pigeon has feathers on it's legs and feet?  I'll have to do a bit of research to find out why this one is different than the other birds.  Still, I think it is quite beautiful.

Well, I've finished my nebulizer meds, and I think I'll have another cup of coffee before it's time to get ready to leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

How Safe Are Our Medicines?

August 17, 2018

Good morning.  My goodness, how gorgeous it is outside my door.  According to the forecast, it will stay like this all day.  Woo Hoo!  This is good because I have to go out.  My doctor appointment for tomorrow has been re-scheduled to early this afternoon. 

In a way this is good because I really do need to discuss my meds with the doctor.  On the information sheet for one of my nebulizer meds it says "People with asthma, who take long-acting beta-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicines, such as BROVANA, have an increased risk of death from asthma problems."  Another sentence says "It is not known if BROVANA is safe and effective in people with asthma."  Hmmm, considering that the medicine does not seem to help an awful lot, I wonder if I should be taking it at all?

I also need to discuss whether or not my new (from the Oxygen company) portable concentrator is FAA approved.  I can't find it listed anywhere on the list of FAA approved machines.  I called the oxygen company and they said that there is a manufacturer label on the machine that says that it is FAA approved.  Well, that does help.  (I hope)  I also asked the company if they carried the newer, much lighter machine and they said no because it was too new. 

This past Christmas I received a Maxine calendar, and I've been meaning to post the monthly pictures from it.  Alas, I haven't gotten around to doing that yet, so today I'll start with the August image.  I love Maxine.  She somehow always says it like it is!


In an earlier post I had mention that Deanne's cat "Tinkerbell" hasn't been doing so well lately.  They've been watching her carefully, but Tinkerbell isn't ready to leave yet.  Here's a photo that Deanne sent to me of Sassy and Tinkerbell napping together on the sofa.  They look so peaceful, don't they?


Last night I decided to try making one of the air freshener doll dresses.  The dress is almost finished now.  I just have to put the closures on it and some trim.  It's a mint green color and my goodness, it is really cute.  When I'm done with it, I'll take a photo to share. 

My little guy wasn't in the mood yesterday to eat his chicken and rice.  He even turned down some of my pizza last night.  This morning, however, he was rather hungry and ate half of the doggie food that I gave him for breakfast.  I just wish I could figure out what foods he would eat. 

Today I have another quick page for you.  I hope you like fantasy.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/gibeksww3i54y02/EB_-_QP_2017_-_20.zip

The morning is slipping by and I have things to do before I leave for my appointment.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To Breathe Or Not To Breathe

August 16, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another gorgeous morning here in my little part of the world.  I've always said that for great weather, summer vacations in New England should be taken in August.  The days are warm, the nights are cool and there's usually a lovely breeze all day long.

Well, yesterday I did go out to pick up my meds and groceries.  Did I look for a lemon merengue pie?  Of course I did!  Not only did I find my pie, but the lady working in that department had just discounted the price on it from $4.89 to $1.35.  Woo Hoo!!  As soon as I got home and put everything away, I cut me a slice of that pie and ....oh my, was that ever delicious!!

Picking up meds was not so much fun.  I had only re-filled my two nubulizer meds.  The price of these meds is staggering.  The cash price for one of the meds was almost $500 and the other one was $1150.  And these prices are only for a thirty day supply.  Even with insurance, once you have reached your cap (and it is not very high) you end up paying most of the cost.  The nebulizer medicine that I used to take only cost $10.  I'm going to have a chat with my doctor to see about what can be done to change some of my meds to less expensive ones. 

A little while later, a box containing my new yarn was delivered.  Oh my, the yarn is soooo pretty.  Now I can't wait to work with it.  I did take out the skein of red yarn because I've been itching to make up one of the little red baby hats.  Remember, these will be going to a nursery in a local hospital for next February.


 Well, the first little hat was such fun that I made a second one.  I'm not sure how many I'll make, but I'm sure that between now and February I can put together a nice little bundle of these hats.  I will give them to Deanne and let her take them to the hospital.  This project was her idea.

Once I finished the second little hat, I was itching to grab a hank of the other new yarn and start a new afghan.  But, I was really good and did not touch it.  The doll dresses need to be finished first.  I did pick up the little hook and eye sets and some thread yesterday so maybe that's what I'll do today.  I also want to get the little air freshener doll dresses made before I start a big project.  Of course, I don't always do what I should, so we'll see.

As promised, I took photos of my new blog book to share here.  This shows both covers.  As usual, the back cover is reserved for a new photo of my handsome little guy.

 
The other day I got another new catalogue in the mail.  (what else is new?)  Whether I buy anything or not, I enjoy looking through these catalogues.  I did find a new and unusual product that could prove to be handy for every young woman.  Have a look and see what you think.
 

 
In today's society, personal safety is so very important.  For anyone interested in this or any other fun item, the name of the catalogue is "The Lighter Side."  You can get a catalogue by calling 1-800-232-0963 or by visiting their web site www.LighterSide.com.
 
Well, I've finished my coffee and my nebulizer meds so I think it's time I started doing a few things around the house.  Pogo is sitting by the door and wanting to go out on the porch for a while so maybe I'll pour me another cup of coffee and sit out on the porch with my little guy before starting any chores.
 
On that note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.
 
Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today Is National Lemon Meringue PieDay

August 15, 2017

Good morning.  Gosh, this month is already half over and I'm not ready for it to be gone yet.  I've been enjoying the August weather, and really don't want it to end.  Alas, Mother Nature does not care what I think.  She will do what she will do.

At the moment, tis a bit gray outside, and looking like maybe a bit of rain may head our way.  I have plans to go out to pick up my meds and a few groceries, so hopefully any rain showers can hold off until I get back home.  That would be nice. 

Did you know that today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day?  I didn't, but daughter Deanne called me last night to let me know.  Hmmm, I love lemon meringue pie.  When I get to the market this morning, I'll have to see if they have one.

Well, yesterday and last night, I really did not do very much.  No crocheting, no errands, not much of anything.  At least that's what I remember.  I had thought that I was busy, but as I look around me, not very many things look as though they have been moved.  Just another of those "retirement perks" I guess.

My new blog book arrived yesterday, and I'm quite pleased with it.  I took a couple photos of it to share, but my laptop froze up when I was trying to crop them so I'll post them tomorrow.  I do have an awesome photo to share that Joe took at the park a couple of days ago.  He's getting to be quite good with his phone camera.  What a great capture of this gorgeous swan.


Yesterday while Pogo and I were out in the yard, I took a few photos of some of our blossoms.  This one tiny lemony yellow rose is such a pretty bloom.


I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the Rose of Sharon.  They are just soooo pretty.



As I look out my door, I'm not seeing any rain yet, but there is a little bit of a breeze.  I think I should start getting dressed and head out to do my errands.  I'd like to get back and have all my groceries brought in before it does rain.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Yeaaah! The Afghan Is Done!

August 14, 2017

Good morning.  Tis quite lovely this morning.  Temps only in the seventies, and the sun keeps peeking out from behind a cloud.  I know it will be much warmer in a few hours, but for now it's really nice.

Well, yesterday I decided "enough is enough!"  The blue afghan needs to be done with.  So I spent a little time here and there working on it and last night I finished it.  Yeaaaah!  Today I will dig out a plastic zipper bag to put it in and set it in the gift tote. 

Next I want to finish the doll dresses.  First I'll have to pick up some hook and eye sets and matching threads for closing the backs of the dresses.  After that, there's a little bit of trim work to be done.  For that, Pogo and I will have to make a trip to JoAnn's Fabric shop to find the right trims.  (Isn't that wonderful?  Another reason to go shopping!) 

I don't have any new photos to share, so I've dug into my archives for some photos that I took five years ago through the kitchen window at work.  Some days I really miss all the fun I had with my camera at that window. 





I know we have humming birds here too, but I don't get to see them very often.  That's why I'd like to plant a couple more plants that will lure more of these beautiful birds here.  I had ordered a trumpet vine plant, but it arrived during the time when I was really sick, and died before I could get it planted.  I'll try ordering a new plant for next Spring. 

Today I have to phone the pharmacy for re-fills on my nebulizer meds, so I may as well put together my grocery shopping list and get everything in one trip.  Pogo won't be happy about this , but I can't take him to the market.  I don't know why because he is well behaved and doesn't drool over all the food products like some other folks' kids do.  Ah well.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Just Putting All My Ducks, er...Crafts, In A Row

August 13, 2017

Good morning.  Our nights lately have been perfect for sleeping, and the morning temps are just super for sitting out on the porch with a cup of coffee.  Today and tomorrow temps should get up to the mid 80's by noon.  Rather a nice summer day, I'd say.  Thank goodness we're only halfway through Summer.  From here on, the weather will mostly be like today.

Well, yesterday was a restful day for Pogo and me.  I did a bit of crocheting off and on.  I'm trying to get the blue afghan finished so that I can go on to my other projects.   I'm getting there.  Only four or five more rows to go and the afghan will be done.  Yeaaaaaah!

Next, I want to get the bed dolls finished.  Then on to a couple of air freshener dolls and a few red baby hats.  Then I'd like to start the afghan with the new yarn colors that I've ordered.  I've been thinking though, that I might need a variegated yarn as an offset color to go with the new yarns.  I'll have to wait until the yarn gets here to decide. 

Meanwhile, I've been adding to my scrap kit collection, (the kits I purchase) and I've been having fun playing around with them in Photoshop.  This, of course, means more quick pages for you.  Today I have a whimsical QP featuring nature.  I hope you like it.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/z1m7rc9coaa4z1d/EB_-_QP_2017_-_19.zip

We've been getting bits of rain lately.  Just enough to keep the plants and the grass happy.  I've been checking the Dahlia plants, and I'm wondering if they're ever going to do anything.  Two of them have tall stems, and the other two are short and a bit thicker.  Only one of the tall stems has a bud on it, and now it has two of them.  So, I still have hopes of seeing a flower before we run out of blooming season. 


Ever since we planted my pretty Rose of Sharon shrub, I've been wondering when it will start looking like everyone else's.  Their's all have tons of blossoms, while mine gets a scattering of blooms.  Well, this year my shrub is looking so much better.  It is full of blossoms and getting taller. 


Well, I think it's time to tackle the breakfast dishes, and then maybe run the vacuum cleaner around a bit.  It's time to get re-acquainted with the dust bunnies and try to get a few of them to move out.  haha.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Seeing Is Believing

August 11, 2017

Good morning.  The weather here is superb.  The sun is shining, temps are in the 70's and there's a tiny breeze.  Of course, by noon, temps will reach the low 80's, but even that's nice.  Yesterday, the sun was really warm, and if you stayed in it for a bit, it got really hot. 

I took these photos of the thermometer that sits on my porch.  The first photo was taken when the sun was shining really warm, and the second photo was taken a while after the sun moved to another spot in the yard.  I wouldn't have believed it got this warm if I didn't see it with my own eyes.



Folks, when you take your doggies out for a walk, keep in mind that if the ground is too hot for you to go barefoot, then it is definitely burning your doggie's feet.  Either put boots on your doggie, or don't go walking in the hot sun.  I see this all the time and I just don't know how people can say they love their doggies when they make them walk barefoot on the steaming hot ground.

Yesterday, Pogo and I went out to do a couple errands, and stopped in at the local Ocean State Job Lot.  We love this store.  Somehow, we always manage to find a few things that we just have to have.  While we were there, we bought a new Butterfly Bush plant.  It's a pretty dark purple, and when Joe got home from work, he planted it for me. 


The new plant is only about a foot tall, but it should grow to about four or five feet tall.  There is one more plant that I would like to get for that side of the shed, and it's a trumpet vine plant.  It comes in red, yellow and orange.  Of course, I'm wanting the orange one.  I'm hoping that these two plants will bring butterflies and hummingbirds to this side of the house.

In the afternoon, the UPS truck stopped by with a package that I've been waiting for.  Somehow, I've lost or misplaced my "grabber", so I ordered a new one.  It came as a set of two which is great.  I can keep one in the living room and the other in the kitchen.


I also got another package.  I had ordered a hand-held shower head to take to Florida with me.  The shower in my bathroom (in Florida) is not really wide, and I can't reach the shower head to turn it.  I have no control over where the water hits me.  Being only five feet tall, this means that the water hits me on the face.  This hand-held shower head will make showering more pleasant. 

Now I'm hoping that my new yarn order arrives soon.  One of the skeins of yarn is red, and I'm wanting to try making a red baby hat.  I promised Deanne that I would make a few of them to send to the nursery at one of the local hospitals for next February.  It should be fun and I'm looking forward to it.

I found this adorable picture on the web and just had to borrow it to share here with you.  It  sort of says how a lot of us feel by the time Friday rolls around.  hahaha.

 
Now it's time to take my leave.  There are dishes waiting in the sink that need washing, and my little guy wants to go outside for a bit.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Good Day To Do Some Errands

August 10, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another lovely morning here in my little part of New England.  The Tick and Mosquito man has already been here and sprayed the whole yard.  UPS has already stopped by to deliver two packages and now it's time for me and Pogo to get started on this new day.

We had errands to do yesterday, but somehow they got put on hold so we'll do them today.  Or at least, that's the plan.  Seems life always finds a way to change the plans that we make.  It's a good thing that I'm retired and able to make frequent changes.

I had been hoping to attend the annual barbeque that the New England Poodle Rescue Center puts on each year.  Last year, Pogo and I had a lot of fun there.  It doesn't look like we can go this year though, so I'll call them today and make a contribution.  If they hadn't rescued my Pogo, he wouldn't be here with me today.  I am ever so grateful to this organization.

Here's a picture that I borrowed from the web of a really super way to spoil your fur babies, especially if you have two of them.  It's a rustic set of bunk beds.  Honestly, isn't this just adorable?  Can't you just picture your fur babies napping peacefully on these beds?


I also have an interesting article that I cut out of one of my AARP magazines.  This one offers advice on how to lower stress and retain muscle strength by drawing.  I have tried it and drawing (and coloring) does indeed reduce stress levels.


Sometime this week, I'm going to have to re-arrange one of my bookshelves.  My newest Blog Book should be arriving soon, and I need to make room on the shelf for it.  This book will make twenty two books so far. 

I have a new photo to share here.  This one is of Father (Bobby) and Son (Xander) taking a nap together.  It's one of my favorite photos of these two handsome fellas.  It makes me think of the saying "Like father, like son."


I've been taking my nebulizer meds while I've been typing and they are almost done.  Now I think I'll get caught up a bit on my blog reading.  My friend Kyra hasn't been feeling so good lately, but today she is posting on her blog and I'm anxious to see how she is doing. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Surprise Blossom

August 9, 2017

Good morning.  Tis a lovely sunny day here in New England.  Right now the temperature is still cool, but by noon we'll be seeing temps in the 80's.  Pogo and I have to go out this morning so I think we'll try to do as many errands as we can before noon. 

Yesterday turned out to be a non productive day for me.  I guess my body was just tired.  In the afternoon, I had a nap, and in the evening I feel asleep really early and slept till around 3:30 this morning.  I had a nice big drink of cold water and went back to sleep until almost 6:30.  Goodness, there should be no need for a nap today!

A few years ago, my grandson Stephen gave me a desert rose plant.  It had the prettiest bloom on it, and when the bloom passed by, the plant never blossomed again.  The stems grow, and a few leaves grow.  After a while the leaves fall off and the plant is naked again.  Somehow, I've managed to keep this plant alive.  A couple days ago, I was watering the plant and I noticed a beautiful new blossom.  Isn't this pretty?



I guess I'll have do some research on this plant.  Maybe it is only supposed to bloom every few years, or maybe I'm doing something wrong.  Either way, I'd like to know. 
 
I just gave Pogo a tiny bit of pumpkin.  I had to put it on my finger and put my finger in his mouth because he would not eat any of it.  He only got a little of it, but that's a start.  He's been constipated since his doctor visit last week so I know this is probably a reason why he won't eat very much of his food.  When we get back from our errands, I'll try to give him a little more of the pumpkin. 
 
Today I have another quick page for you.  This one has a nautical theme, so it might be good for some of your photos taken at the beach. 
 
 
Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qrziiy0it7hcjb0/EB_-_QP_2017_-_18.zip

That's about it for today's news.  Now I think I'll wash a few dishes and get dressed.  Pogo and I want to be leaving here in an hour so that we can be back before it gets too warm outside.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Something New To Get Used To

August 8, 2017

Good morning.  Tis looking a bit damp and gray outside this morning.  But that's okay because the lawns and plants are needing the rain.  Speaking of plants, remember the dahlia bulbs that Janice planted for me back a while?  Well, they have been growing.  Not as well as I'd have liked, but growing still.  One of them has a tiny bud on it, so I'm hoping that we'll have a flower soon.


Well, the fellow from the oxygen company showed up yesterday afternoon with my new portable oxygen.  It's the type that is allowed for air travel.  The one I really want is the Inogen One, but this company has their own brand that I have to use.  It's heavier than the Inogen, and when you put the battery on it (it won't work without the battery being attached) it gets even heavier.  (well, that's how it feels to me)  I weighed it on the scale and it comes up at five and a half pounds. 

Anyway, I told the guy I would give it a try to see how it works out.  I have to say though, it makes too much noise for me.  If I were on a plane and had to use this machine, it would probably be very annoying to the person (s) sitting next to me.  Ah well, we'll see.  Here's a photo of my new travel compressor.


This weekend starts the new summer shows at the Paris Cabaret, a local dinner and theater restaurant.  This summer's shows will feature Country music, and our Jazzy was asked to take part in this summer's shows.  They will run from this weekend into September.  The performers get paid to wait tables while they are performing and entertaining the customers.  Here's a photo of this year's cast.  Jazzy is the cowgirl on the left side.


I also have a photo of the playbill to show the types of songs these kids will be singing.  And yes, they will be doing some country dancing too! 


This is such a fun and wonderful opportunity for Jazzy.  I will be attending the night of August 26, and I can't wait!  I love country music (Jazzy does not - haha, but she's learning).

This reminds me of a job opportunity from long, long ago.  I was probably around nineteen or twenty, and my friend Judy had applied for a job playing piano and singing at a local bar.  She told the manager that she would only take the job if her friend (me) could sing with her.  The manager said "Okay, she's hired too."   Gosh, I was so excited, but also very bashful, and so I never did show up to sing with my friend.  Over the years, I had wished that I had tried it out.  It would have been such a fun experience.  Ahh, memories!

Yesterday, Pogo had doggie food for lunch.  I cooked him a bit of hamburger and rice for his supper, and he seemed to be very happy to have that.  This morning, I gave him the chicken and rice for breakfast and he ate every bit of it.  Right now, he's all curled up in his blanket, next to me, pretending to be snoozing.  I know he's got one eye open, keeping watch to see my every move. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Different Opinions

August 7, 2017

Good morning.  Tis simply beautiful outside my door.  Temps are cool at the moment, the sun is shining and there's a teeny tiny breeze just tickling the edges of my flag and the leaves s on the trees. 

Pogo and I got up early this morning and had breakfast.  He's decided that he's rather tired of boiled chicken and rice so I gave him doggie food for a change.  He must have appreciated the change because he ate most all of it. 

A week ago, Audrey and Mac attended another Taxidermy convention, and Mac entered his sculpture .  I'm proud to say that he took two awards.  "Best of Category - Original Art Professional" and the "Chris Barnhardt Award - Most Creative."  Congratulations Mac!!


Do any of you subscribe to Redbook magazine?  If so, does this latest cover bother you at all?  I realize that we all come in different shapes and sizes, but when we are carrying too much fat do we really have to flaunt it?  This is the cover of the recent issue of the magazine.  It features the winners of the "Real Women Style Award."


I think the woman on the left and the woman in the middle look quite stylish and really nice.  It's the woman on the right that bothers me.  Does her look really deserve a "fashion style" award?  Obesity is not healthy and I don't think that flaunting it in such an unflattering look is a good thing to do. 

No, I'm not picking on people who are overweight.  I'm in that group too.  I just don't see anything stylish about wearing an unbuttoned shirt to show your oversized gut hanging out over your pants.  Add holes in your pants and super high heels and OMG!  I'm not sure if this woman is getting ready to chop down a tree or to wrestle a big bear.  Ladies, is this really how we want to portray ourselves?  Nuff said!

p.s.  If this is your look, I apologize if my comments offend you.  I'm just very old fashioned in a lot of my views.

I guess while I'm on this rant, I should mention that I really wish that the fashion world would bring back the maternity clothes of years gone past.  We had such beautiful and feminine maternity clothes. 

Last week, the guy from the oxygen company did not show up when he was supposed to, so he's rescheduled to come by today.  I had asked for a morning appointment, but we'll see.  When I called for the appointment, I was told that the service guys did not even start their day on the road before ten or ten thirty in the morning. 

Here's a fun photo that Deanne sent to me.  This is my daughter Deanne (in the middle), and two of my granddaughters, Mia (left) and Brandy (right).  They are having fun at a luau party.  Mia and Brandy are my daughter Kerri's daughters.  I'm might proud of my girls!


Last night I thought I might put a few more rows on the blue afghan.  Well, once I got started, I noticed a rather big boo boo two rows back.  I tried to fix it but I could not, so I ended up ripping out two rows and starting over.  Some days it just does not pay to pick up the crochet hook.

Now I think I'll have me another cup of coffee before that oxygen guy gets here.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

New Catalogues Are Such Fun

August 6, 2017

Good morning.  What a gorgeous day it is here.  This whole upcoming week looks to be really nice weather.  Temps in the 70's and low 80's and sunny.  There's even a feisty breeze causing the leaves and my flag to dance about.  Simply super!

Friday, after work, SIL Eddie came by to check out the situation with the upstairs bathroom shower.  He went out to pick up the parts needed, and in no time had the problem all fixed.  Sad to say, only one of the dwarfs took the time to thank him.  Eddie, I thank you, and I appreciate everything you do for me.  I'm blessed to have you for my son in law.

Most of yesterday was quiet for Pogo and me.  For some reason, I was very tired and so I napped a bit.  Aside from cooking for Pogo and doing the dishes, about all I accomplished was to put a few rows on the blue afghan.   

I got a new craft supply catalogue in the mail.  This one is from Herrschners, Inc.  They have some really pretty yarns, so I ordered a few skeins (balls) that I thought might make a really pretty afghan.  These are the colors.  (photos are from the website, so the colors might be off a bit)


There's just something about new, pretty colors that I can't seem to resist.  I have to try them out.  If this afghan comes out as pretty as I think it will, I'm keep it for myself.   If I like the yarn, I'm going to order some more to make some scarf and hat sets. 

This morning I went into my archives to dig out some photos of my Pogo from five years ago.  He's been with me for five years, and it's been five years of sheer joy.



In the first photo, Pogo is letting Sassy know that this is HIS house and there are rules!  In the second photo, Pogo is intently listening to his Auntie Dee.  He's still just as cute as he was then. 

Yesterday, I bought some new scrap kits and then spent a few hours playing on my laptop.  I ended up with some new quick pages.   I finally had to stop because it was time to make Pogo some supper.  It's amazing how time flies when you are having fun.

This morning I awoke to complete silence and darkness.  It seems that the electric power had gone out around 4:30 a.m.  I called the power company and they said they would send out a work crew.  In just a few moments, a truck appeared out front.  They must have been working on the power lines close by.  Just before 7 a.m. the power was restored.

Today I have a quick page that I made with a couple of Kyra's mini-kits.  This one is about the birds and bees that keep our gardens lovely.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ey69mdl9wpgrpby/EB_-_QP_2017_-_17.zip

Today I'll probably work on the blue afghan, trying to get it finished.  That is, of course, after some play time with my little guy.  The weather today is great for sitting out on the porch.  So, after Pogo has his turkey treat, we'll probably head for the porch. 

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Yeah, My Little Pogo Is Okay!

August 4, 2017

Good morning.  It's looking gorgeous outside my door this morning.  I'm hoping though, that it doesn't get quite as hot as yesterday was.  Temps got up into the nineties yesterday afternoon.  That's just a tad bit too warm for me. 

How about an update on Pogo?  Well, yesterday the ER doctor called to see how he was doing, and then she called back later in the day with the results of his tests from the day before.  Everything was looking good.  Yeaaaaaaaaaah!!!  As long as he was peeing good and eating his food okay and no more blood, it looks as if my little guy will be just fine.  Of course, he still has to take all of his new medicine.  It's only for three more days so he can put up with that.

Yesterday morning was exciting (although very expensive).  The work crew showed up at 7:45 a.m. to start working on the front of my driveway, and a few minutes later, the police detail showed up.  Pogo was in heaven watching all the men and the activity.  I actually enjoyed it too.  Here are a few photos that I took of the men working.

p.s.  The girl in the photo was with the work crew.  She wore the big flat shoes and got to walk all around the edges and on any marks made by the machines.





You know, I love looking down my driveway at the archway that the shrubs and trees make.  It is such a comforting sight.  The last photo of the driveway is my favorite.  I'm hoping that by next year, I'll be able to re-pave the whole parking area.  That will probably cost around twelve thousand dollars though, so we'll see.  I'll have to start saving up more than just my pennies!  (quarters, too!)

The next big project has to be fixing the upstairs bathroom shower and the kitchen ceiling (below).  Somehow, and no one knows how of course, the whole shower assembly came right out of the wall and fell into the tub.  And no one told me.  They never do.  Folks, a good portion of renters just don't take pride in how they care for someone else's property. 

Bottom line, they have not been able to take showers since Wednesday afternoon.  Poor things, they will either have to settle for washing up in the bathroom sink, or they can go somewhere else to take a shower.  SIL Eddie will be coming by this weekend to fix this mess.  I'm so thankful for him.

Today, I'm expecting a big batch of mail and hopefully a few packages.  I had stopped the mail delivery for yesterday and we had put a sign at the end of the driveway requesting no package deliveries either, just for the day.

I'm a happy camper this morning.  I've had a TV shopping channel turned on just for company, and I just bought another Christmas gift.  Yeah!  It was an item I've been hoping would show up on sale, and today it did.  Now I can cross one more item off my shopping list.

I'm hoping to get started on my new calendar this weekend.  I'd like to get it finished early so that I can start packing up some of my holiday packages early.  Some of the packages get a calendar tucked inside. 

Pogo has been extra cuddly this morning.  I think he's hoping that his antics will help me to forget his morning dose of medicine.  Not going to happen Pogo!!  I'm taking my nebulizer meds now, and as soon as I'm finished, it's your turn for meds.  You know the old saying, "misery loves company"!

I have a sink full of dishes waiting to be washed, and I'm almost done with my meds.  On this happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Waiting For Pogo's Test Results

August 3, 2017

Good morning.  It's rather early, but pretty soon a crew should be showing up here to repave the front of my driveway.  Sad to say, it rained last night, so I'm hoping that doesn't mess things up for this morning. 

Well I took Pogo to the emergency room (at his hospital) yesterday morning.  He was checked over and had some tests done on him.  I'll have to wait for a phone call sometime today to let me know how the tests came out.  Meanwhile, Pogo is taking medicine twice a day for five days.  Once his test results are in, we'll know if he needs any more tests or a change in medicine, etc. 

Pogo is also being put on a bland diet.  Cooked white rice, boiled chicken, etc.  Hmmm, we'll have to see how that goes.  So far, he's refused most of everything I offered him to eat.  I have a couple of adorable photos of my little guy from yesterday.  Lately, I've been using my walker often, and Pogo fits right in the little basket that I bought for him.




I have my car radio set to a country music station, and the other day I heard a Willie Nelson song for the first time.  The words to the song struck me funny because this is how I have felt some mornings.  The title of the song is "I Woke Up This Morning Still Not Dead."   This is a photo of my radio when the song was playing.


I guess the song just makes one realize that waking up in the morning is a gift not to be taken for granted.  If we have food and clothing, a roof over our head and we're here to see a new day, then we are really blessed.

I'm keeping a watchful eye on the front yard, waiting for the work crew to start showing up.  Meanwhile, I think I'd best get dressed before they do get here.  I did get one request for a gem quick page for Sapphire which I'll work on soon.  Anyone else have a request?  Let me know.

Now I really must get dressed.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.