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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ah, Such A Beautiful Evening!

September 24, 2017

Good morning.  Goodness, I wanted to sleep in really late this morning, but Pogo was ever so playful this morning.  He jumps up on me, walks up to my face and gives me a kiss or just sniffs my whole face.  This is his way of gently waking me up to make him some breakfast.  I love it!!

It's still a bit cool this morning, but the sun is shining and it is going to get nice and warm soon.  We'll be having a few days in the low eighties and I for one am going to enjoy it.  Today, Pogo and I will take our things out to the porch and enjoy this gorgeous day.

Well, what can I say!  Last evening, Deanne and I, her friend Caroline, and Joe all went to the Cabaret to watch our Jazzy and the other Starliners.  What a wonderful evening.  Sometimes I think the show is even better the second time around because you already know what is coming next.  We all enjoyed ourselves.  Me especially.  I am so proud of our Jazzy.

Here's a photo of Deanne and Jazzy.  That's one proud Mommy!

And here's one with me and the girls. 

I put a few videos on Face Book  and today I'll try to upload one or two more.  One young fellow that I really enjoyed was Adam Isbitsky who sang "Bridge Over Troubled Waters."  He was also a treat to listen to.  I posted a video of him singing too.   Folks, everyone in the show was super fun to listen to, so if you get a chance do go watch a few of the videos that I posted. (Franny Loud on FB)

In October (and the beginning of November), the Starliners will be presenting Fiddler On The Roof.  You know I'll be enjoying watching this.  My hubby loved Broadway musicals, and this was one of his very favorite shows.  The music was so beautiful.  I think we went to see it three different times.

 Friday afternoon, the rest of my dolly body parts came in the mail.  Woo Hoo!  Now I can finish up my dollies.  (That's what I'm hoping to be doing out on the porch today.)  I have some boxes with tissue paper all lined up and waiting for them. 

I don't have a quick page ready for today, but I promise to have something ready in the next day or two.  Now I'm going to make another cup of coffee and head for the porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Autumn

September 22, 2017

Good morning.  Today is the start of Autumn, and my goodness it is dreary!  This morning has been gray with a bit of wind until a few minutes ago.  Then the rain came.  It is pouring!  Across the street, someone is shredding a lot of wood, trees, roof tiles, etc. and it is rather noisy.  Poor Pogo doesn't know whether to bark or hide under his blanket. 

We were going out to do a few errands today, but now I'll have to see what the rest of the day's weather is like.  Maybe if the rain lets up this afternoon I'll feel like going out.  The older I get, I'm not so crazy about driving in the rain and snow, etc.

The other day I placed an order for more yarn, but then later I realized I had not ordered the right amount of some of the colors.  This morning I received an email offering me free shipping, so I went back online and ordered more yarn.  I will definitely have enough now to keep me busy for quite a while.  At least I think I do.  haha.

Last night I put the fringe on both of the scarves that I made and started one of the hats.  When these two sets are finished, I will have one more set to make.  Slowly, but surely, I'm getting all my projects done. 

Here's a photo of the toddler hooded vest kit that I ordered.  I thought I'd try to make two of these for my two youngest great granddaughters.

One rather interesting item that I found in the Herrschner catalogue is for lighted crochet hooks and knitting needles.  They are battery operated.  Can you imagine?  What will they think up next?

I got another new catalogue in yesterday's mail.  This one is called Signals.  I love looking at all  the tee shirt sayings in these catalogues.  Here's one I love.  I can relate to this one.  haha

This morning I'm waiting for the mailman to get here.  I have a whole stack of mail to give him.  Most of it is bills.  (what else is new?)   There's also a couple entries for the Publishers Clearing House.  Do I really think they will ever show up at my door with that huge check?  Of course not, but somehow it's nice to think that it is possible. 

Well, the morning is drifting away and I still have to wash the breakfast dishes.  My goodness, I just can't wait to do that.  (yup, right!)  Tomorrow night, we're all going back to see Jazzy in the Western Theme at the Paris Cabaret again.  This was very enjoyable and I can't wait to see it again.

That's about it for news this morning.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have an awesome weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Farewell To September

September 21, 2017

Good morning.  Well, today is starting off quite lovely.  It's not raining, the sun is out and there's a little bit of a breeze.  Temps should be in the upper sixties, maybe even the low seventies.  Sounds rather nice to me.  Today is Summer's last hurrah.  Enjoy it  Tomorrow we'll be starting a new season.

I just got a message from Deanne telling me that Jazzy is in a photo in today's newspaper.  I'll have to get me a copy.  There is an article about the Cabaret where she is performing and she's in the photo of their current entertainment.  Woo Hoo!  Here's a copy she just sent to me.  It's not a great copy, but you can make out all the Starliners.  Jazzy is on the far left.

The next photo I'm sharing is of another of my great granddaughters who just started Kindergarten.  This is Amelia.  Gosh, she's a beauty, just like her mommy.  I guess you can't tell how proud I am of all my family.

Yesterday, Pogo and I braved the rain and went out to do some errands.  First we went to the Jewelry Salon to pick up one of my rings.  Bless my heart, now my hand doesn't feel naked anymore!  This ring is special to me and I rarely ever take it off.

When we left there, we headed for the hospital to pick up Pogo's flea medicine.  Wowsie!  What a shock I got!  The price didn't just go up, it leaped for the moon!!!  But we got it because he needs it and then we headed for home.  It was really pouring rain by then so we figured the rest of the errands could wait for another day.

Last night, DIL Janet came by and we ordered Chinese take out for supper.  Even Pogo enjoyed some of this.  The rest of the evening we crocheted and watched TV while we caught up on our chatting.  It was a really nice way to end a busy day.

As I look out my door, the leaves on the tree out front are dancing in quite a frenzy.  The trees across the street are really shaking it up too.  I guess this pick up in the wind is probably a bit of Jose as he passes by on his way north.  I haven't been watching the weather channel these last couple of days.  Maybe I'll get caught up with it later this afternoon.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We're Off To See The Wizard....Not Really, Just A Few Errands

September 20, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another gray and rainy day here in New England.  Pogo and I will need an umbrella when we go out to do our errands today.  Pogo doesn't care though.  He is just so happy every time we go anywhere in the car.  Except for food, he is just so easy to please.

Today we are going to the jewelers' store to pick up two of my rings.  From there, we will travel to the hospital to pick up a refill of one of Pogo's flea medicines.  He is super allergic to fleas, so he has to use two different flea medicines all during flea season.

There's not much happening around here.  I started working on two scarf and hat sets.  The gray scarf is done and I'm almost half way through the pink scarf.  When it is finished, I'll make the two hats.  I'm waiting for another order of dolly body parts so that I can finish up my air freshener dollies. 

While I was poking around through some old papers, I came across this very interesting "Did You Know" article that I had printed out.  I'll share some of it with you.

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain" relievers?

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?  Or that chewing on strong Altoids peppermints will clear up your stuffy nose?

For achy muscles from a bout of the flu, mix one Tablespoon of horseradish in one cup of olive oil.  Let the mixture sit for thirty minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief of aching muscles. 

For menacing bees, wasps, hornets or yellow jackets that get in your home, try a spray of Formula 409.  Insects drop to the ground instantly.

I'll save some more of them for tomorrow.  Today I'll post an old kit called "Vintage Garden" that I did years ago in collaboration with a friend.  This is my portion of the kit.

Here are the download links:
Pt 1 & 2

While Pogo and I have been running around lately doing errands, I'm noticing that the trees are beginning to change color, and leaves are falling everywhere.  Actually, my driveway is collecting quite a few of them.  I dug out a photo from my archives that shows how the trees look now.

Folks, today and tomorrow are the last two days of summer.  Go outside and enjoy it, even in the rain.  The rain is still warm enough for us to be out in it.  This reminds me that flu season is beginning so be sure to get your flu shot soon.  If you are my age, you'll want the extra strong shot.  I think I'll be getting my shot before the week is out.

Tonight is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.  To all my Jewish friends and family, I'm wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year.  Friday will start a brand new season, Autumn. And, in just five and a half weeks, Pogo and I will be off on our "Round The World" ride with all our witchy friends.  Gosh, this year is passing by so quickly!

Now I think I'll make me a fresh cup of coffee while we wait for the mailman to get here.  After that, Pogo and I are off to do our errands.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Alena

September 19, 2017

Good morning.  Yup, tis another gray, wet day here in New England.  I hope the heavier rain holds off until after I get home from my doctor appointment this morning.  It looks like there is a healthy breeze going on too.  Every now and then the leaves on the tree out front start dancing excitedly.

Before I forget again, let me wish a Happy Birthday to great granddaughter Alena.  She turned five years old yesterday.  Alena, I hope your Birthday was just awesome!  Here's photo that her grandma (Audrey) sent to me last evening.  She's wearing the pink sapphire kitty necklace that I sent to her.

Speaking of my great grandchildren, they are all growing up so quickly.  I have a few more photos to share.  These are three more of my great grandchildren.  Jack (top photo) just started the seventh grade, and will be thirteen years old soon.  Lilah (center photo) has started the fifth grade and has just recently turned ten years old.  The bottom photo is Alima.  She will be turning two years old this Fall.  Gosh, they are all so beautiful.  Randi, thank you so much for the photos.  I am so blessed!

This morning I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor for a follow up on my shoulder.  That last shot of cortisone was supposed to take away the pain.  But, it didn't!  I don't really want another shot.  I just want to know what my options are.  I'm pretty sure that my favorite option is to just ignore the pain and hopefully it won't bother me too much.  That's what I do now.

Yesterday, I went back to the jeweler's shop to leave my rings that need new bands.  Gosh, my hand feels so naked!  I never take off my Goddess ring.  That one is so special to me.  The jeweler said that he would try to have that ring ready for me today.  That would be nice, but I'm not counting on it.  The other two rings may take a bit longer, but that's okay.  I'm also getting new appraisals. 

Well, time is slipping by on me again, so I'd best take my leave here.  I need to be getting ready for my appointment soon.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Last Days Of Summer

September 18, 2017

Good morning.  This morning is cool and gray with a slight breeze.  Temps will get up to around 71F degrees today.  At some point the rain should be coming this way.  Our weather forecast for the next few days calls for rain and wind.  How much we get remains to be seen.  It's sort of a sad way to celebrate the end of summer.  Yup, these are our last days of summer.  Try to enjoy them.

Today, Pogo and I will take a ride back to the jewelers store to leave my ring.  I never take the ring off, so  the band wore very thin and broke years ago.  I've been wearing it with tape on the band all this time.  I don't like to take my ring off.  Even worse, I don't like leaving it anywhere.  But now, it can't be helped.  It really needs to be fixed.

While we are at the plaza where the jewelry store is, we'll stop in at the pet supply store too.   So far, Pogo has been eating some of the doggie food that we bought there the other day.  We need to pick up a few more little tins of it.  If Pogo will eat it, I'll buy it for him.

I'm going to have to get serious about a new yarn order.  I finished up three dolly dresses over the last few days and now my hands are feeling too idle.  My hands like to be busy when I am sitting down to watch TV, or just resting.  As soon as I can decide on the colors, I will start a new afghan.  

These are the colors of the dresses that I finished over the weekend.  The first photo is called Grape Fizz.  The second one is Watercolor, and the third one is Wildflower.

This morning, I'm watching a story about spousal abuse.  It's really horrifying to see what a lot of men and women go through before they are able to ask for help.  I know from counseling some of these women (in years past) just how difficult it is to reach a point where they can walk out of the relationship.  Sometimes they can leave with their children, and sometimes they have to leave them behind.  It's really a sad situation.

Soon I will have to get dressed.  Once the mail comes, Pogo and I will be ready to leave to do our errands.  I need to wash the breakfast dishes too.  On that happy note I'll take my leave.  So,  till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Some Rainy Weather For Us

September 17, 2017

Good morning.  Tis cool and quite cloudy this morning.  We have a bit of rain and maybe winds coming soon thanks to the summer storms, I think.  I'll have to check with the weather channel in a little while.  Right now, I'm watching Law And Order, which is a bit more interesting. 

Friday morning, Deanne and I went to the shooting range for a bit of practice.  Deanne did super well.  I didn't do so bad either.  My shoulder makes it a bit difficult, but I can still hit the bulls eye.  I used Deanne's gun for a few shots, and I really like it.  Pogo says that he'll get me one for a combination birthday/Christmas gift if I want one.  Hmmm, I'll have to think about that.  (He's so good to me!!)  Here's my target from Friday's practice.

Yesterday, Pogo and I went shopping at the gun shop and I bought a magazine loader for my gun.  As soon as I figure out how it works, I'll be able to practice loading the magazine.  Pogo behaved so well in the gun shop that he was invited back whenever he wants to go.  He's quite an impressive and well behaved little fellow.

When we left there, we went looking for a little jewelry shop that the isntructor's brother owns in a nearby town.  Thank goodness for the GPS in my car.  Without it, we'd have never found the little shop.  We had a pleasant chat with the owner, and we'll go back tomorrow so that I can leave one of my rings for repair and an appraisal.  I have another ring that needs the band repaired, so I may also take that one with me to drop off.  I'll be needing a new appraisal for that ring too. 

Before we headed for home, we stopped into a new pet supply store where we picked up a couple new shirts and some new doggie food for Pogo.  He hasn't tried the shirts on yet, but last night he did eat a plateful of the new doggie food.  Wow!!  We also picked up a bag of soft doggie treats, and Pogo actually ate a piece.  Wowsie!  Will wonders never cease!  This is the doggie treat.

I got a new catalogue in the mail Saturday, so I spent some enjoyable time looking through it.  I found a few things that we could use so I ordered them on-line.  There was a beautiful bedspread and shams that Audrey liked so they are being sent to her.  I found a few things that will be gifts, so they will come here and go into the holiday tote.

When I was last at Walmart, I picked up a new pattern book.  This one is for crochet kitchen cloths.  I think I'll try the one with the scrubby in the corner.  After my other projects are finished, of course.  Here's a photo of the little pattern book, and the scrubby dish cloth.

Evenings, I did a bit of crocheting.  I finished a dolly dress in "Grape Fizz" yarn, and now I'm working on one in "Wildflowers" yarn.  When I finish this last dress, I'll take a couple photos.  The colors are scrumptious.  I'm not sure why I'm making so many of these dolly dresses, but I like making them so I'm a happy little camper.  (I'm sure they will all find a new home)

Today I have a new quick page for you.  Now that the hurricane has gone by, and Florida can start to mend and rebuild, I thought that this might be a good page for your vacation photos.  I did call to see how much damage my timeshare condo got, and the news was good.  Aside from losing electric power, there was very little damage from the storm.  Now I can look forward to going there next March.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and watch a bit of TV.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.