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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Yesterday Was An Awesome Day!

November 19, 2017

Good morning.  It's warm this morning, 57F degrees, and wet.  The rain started late yesterday afternoon, and continued all through the night.  At the moment, the rain is taking a small break.  It's okay though because my porch is ready for closing.  Joe vacuumed it yesterday and covered everything over with plastic. 

We just have to put the screen covers up now and cover the front section with heavy plastic.  I'll have to go to Home Depot this week and get a large roll of the heavy duty plastic.  This will be a pleasant outing for Pogo and me. 

Well, yesterday came, and so did my nephew.  I was so full of anticipation that I could not sit still all morning.  I took out the trash, ran the carpet sweeper and washed the dishes.  I even went outside and dug up the dahlia bulbs to bring in.  I just had to keep moving.  Of course, after a few hours, I was exhausted and decided to save what breath I had for my visit. 

Early afternoon, after his classes got out, Jamie (some of his family do call him that) finally got here.  Oh my, oh my!   Here's a photo that Joe took of us on the porch.  Can you tell how happy I am?

We had an awesome visit.  Pogo even sat on his lap and allowed Jamie to pet him.  We talked about a lot of things, and shared a lot of photos.  Gosh, there is just so much to get caught up on.  My brother would be oh so proud of this fine young man.  And the fun part?  He calls me "Auntie."  I have other nephews and they call me Aunt Edna.  No one ever called me Auntie before.  I love it!

It was hard to say good bye, but he had somewhere else to go before going home.  He'll be coming back soon though.  We even talked about the fun we'll have in the Spring when we can sit out on the porch while we visit.  I'm a happy camper folks.  I am sooooo blessed!

I got a card in the mail that I thought I would share with you.  Great Courses will be having a big sale next Friday.  All the courses will be 80% off.  This is a great deal if anyone is looking to take one of their courses.  Here's the information.

Today, I think I'll address the rest of my Christmas cards.  Then I really must get serious about wrapping and packaging at least one gift.  Later, I will take some time to sit and play on my laptop.  I need to make some Christmas quick pages.  Tomorrow, I will have a new download for everyone. 

Here's an adorable tee shirt design that I came across.  Imagine a whole group of tiny Yorkies pulling Santa's sleigh!  How fun!!

I have to get some new yarn to make a purple afghan.  Hopefully, I can get it finished before Christmas so that I can give it to Jamie.  (That's his favorite color.)Now I think it's time for me to get started on a few things around here.  I have a nice little spurt of energy and I don't want to waste it.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Lots Of Good News To Share

November 17, 2017

Good morning.  It's cold, but the sun is shining so it's going to be a good day.  Actually, every day that I wake up is a good day!  This will be a short post because I have to get ready to leave for our appointment at the shooting range.  But, I have lots of good news to share.

First, last night my grandson Kevin officially became a member of his electricians union.  Way to go, Kevin!  We a re all so very proud of you.  Here's a photo of Kevin and his Dad from last night.  This had to be a big night for Eddie too.  Congratulations to you too, Dad!

My other bit of good news is about a young man that hopefully, I will get to meet tomorrow afternoon.  So to all my friends and family, meet my nephew, Jimmy.  I knew him as Jamie when he was a baby, but folks call him Jimmy now. 
No, that's not his little dog.  It belongs to a friend of his.  Gosh, I can't wait for tomorrow.  There is so much we have to talk about, photos to share.  I hope my brother is watching down here tomorrow.  He would have loved to be here.
Well, that's my news for this morning.  Now I really must start getting ready to leave.  So, till Sunday, Y'all have an awesome weekend.  (I know I will!)
Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wishes Do Come True

November 16, 2017

Good morning.  I am feeling much better this morning.  I just needed a good night's sleep.  It looks like the sun might be trying to shine, and it's not raining.  The temperature is at 44F degrees and might even get a few degrees warmer later today. 

Well, yesterday was quite the day, even thought I only wanted to sleep all day.  That didn't happen!  Early in the morning, I had to shut off the heat in the whole house so that none of the pipes would burst.  I tried once again to reach our regular furnace service man to no avail, so I called a new company one town over. 

This fellow said he would be out in about an a hour or less.  And he was!  I now have a new burner service man.  Not only did he fix the problem, but he said that a large part of the burner was never cleaned out and really should be as soon as possible.  He will be back tomorrow to do just that.  Before he starts work, I'll take a photo to show the other company that I had paid to do the cleaning last month. 

Many years ago, a baby had to be put into the system to be given up for adoption.  Back then, fathers had no legal choices if they were not married to the baby's mother.  You just hoped that the baby would be given a good home with a loving family to raise it.  Ever since, I have hoped and wished that someday while I was still here on earth that I might find that child (no, not mine) and at least know that it had a good life. 

Well yesterday my phone rang and a young man introduced himself to me.  Folks, dreams do come true.  I have been walking on clouds since that phone call.  That baby grew up into a fine young man who is now almost thirty nine years old.  He had a good family and is now looking up his history.  I was going to post his photo here, but I forgot to ask him if it was okay, so the photo and name will have to wait for now.

We had a really long chat on the phone, and I may get to meet him this coming Saturday afternoon.  Oh my goodness, I am excited!  Today I will be putting a lot of photos on a thumb drive to give to him.  I also want to look through a lot of my old photos because somewhere I have a photo of him when he was just a baby, which I will copy and give to him.

So you see, I will be floating until Saturday afternoon gets here.  I'm on pins and needles too.  I hope to have more to share here this weekend. 

I found a new kind of greeting card to share with you.  I found this in a "Signals" catalogue.  It's called the "Endless Singing Christmas Joke Card"  Once it starts playing music, it just keeps getting louder for up to three hours.  If the recipient gets mad enough to tear up the card, it scatters glitter all over them. 

Well, that's it for my chatter this morning.  I have a lot to do today.  I also know that I have been remiss in posting quick pages, but I will remedy that shortly.    So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a really awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

No Post Today

November 15, 2017

Good morning.  I won't be posting this morning.  I'm just a wee bit under the weather.  I got a flu shot yesterday, and my arm kept me awake all night.  It was rather sore.  Us old folks get the super duper flu shot.  Plus, the burner service man hasn't bothered to call me back and I had to shut the heat off this morning so that we wouldn't have any burst pipes.  I finally called a new company and they came out in less than an hour.  The fellow fixed our problem and has just left.  Now I'm going to crawl back under the covers and see if I can get some sleep.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Busy Morning So Far

November 14, 2017

Good afternoon.  I decided this morning that I really should just get dressed and do my grocery shopping and pick up my meds from the pharmacy.  So that's what I did.  By the time I got home, I had used up all the extra breath and energy that I had in me. 

Dwarf Helen helped me bring in my groceries from the car.  After I had picked up Pogo and hugged him (and got my doggies kisses!), I began putting everything away.  Then I checked to see if the mailman had come while I was out.  Nope!  That's good because I have a handful of bills to give him.   I don't like to be late paying the bills. 

While I was shopping, I did pick up a couple small Christmas gifts.  Now I can check these off my "to make or buy" list.  I'm doing pretty good this year with my list.  I'm just a bit slow on the wrapping part.  I used to love wrapping and decorating packages.  It's not my fun thing to do anymore.

 In going through the Herrschner's catalogue, I found something quite interesting that I might like to try later on.  It's called Diamond Dotz.  The ad says "Using an easy to follow chart, arrange the tiny diamond-like facets into color patterns and designs that make your artwork really shine!"  Here is one pattern that I really like and might try.  I think this is beautiful.

I just got an Amazon delivery.  The box contained three new jammies for Pogo.  Now my little guy should be set for Winter.  He likes to sit by the storm door and watch all that is going on outside.  When it is really cold out, you can feel the cold through the glass.  I keep a scatter rug there for him to sit on and the jammies keep him warm.  Of course, when the temps drop down into the thirties, I don't have the inside door open very long. 

In one of my other catalogues, I found this tee shirt saying.  It's just a reminder to the younger ones that they shouldn't laugh because us "oldies" aren't up on all the latest technology. 

It seems that our mailman got off to a late start today.  After he gets here with the mail, I'll see what's for lunch for Pogo and me.  He may not be too hungry though because he had half a hamburger for breakfast this morning.   I had a cup of Cream of Wheat, so I can definitely make room for lunch.

Last night I made a short video on my phone to help teach Dwarf Helen how to crochet a half double stitch.  I sent it to her via email, so now I need to check to make sure it actually went through.  If not, I'll have to be making a new smaller video.

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Cooler Temps Are Here To Stay

November 13, 2017

Good morning.  At the moment, it is looking rather gray and dismal outside.  But of course, it is still early.  The current temperature is 35F degrees, but should get up to around 44F degrees later today.  The two days this week that are supposed to get up into the fifties are supposed to be rainy days.  Go figure!

Despite the cold weather, there are still some blossoms on the pink rose tree.  It feels so good to look out and see bits of pink.  There's even a lot of green leaves still on the big tree out front.  Obviously, they have thinned out quite a bit, but they are hanging in there for as long as they can.  Here are a couple shots of the roses taken this weekend.

Another plant that I have has turned to seed, sort of like a dandelion.  I don't know what the name of this plant is but it is pretty.

Well, the porch did not get done this weekend.  I did box up all the solar thingies to bring in and wash up before being packed away for the winter, but then I guess I just got side-tracked.  That's my usual, though.  Joe had said that he would vacuum the porch for me but he was busy with other stuff.  Here's a photo he sent me from his other "stuff". 

I love all the reflections in the water.  Joe is getting really good at taking photos with his phone.  He says he'll do the porch later today after work.  Hmmm, we'll see.  As I always say, "the best laid plans of mice and men"...............

We've been having some problems with the heat this past week.  Some of the rooms don't seem to be getting any heat, while others are fine.  I've put in a call to the fuel oil company for a refill on the fuel and for a service man to call me.  So far, I haven't heard from anyone.  When I finish this post, I'll have to be calling the company again. 

Last night, I did not get much crocheting done.  I spent some time on the phone chatting with a friend and I've learned the hard way not to crochet while I'm talking on the phone.  After the phone call, I decided to just go to bed early. 

This morning, I checked the tracking route of my last yarn order, and I am just so surprised at how slow the mails and shipping are nowadays.  The yarn comes from Wisconsin.  It takes at least eight days or more to get an order from there.  If you are ordering from Texas, don't hold your breath.  Their mail is even slower.  Considering the price of stamps and shipping these days, it might be best if we go back to the Pony Express system. 

Even local mailing is getting to be quite expensive.  I wonder how long it will be before we lose the current mailing system altogether.  Then what will be do?  Hmmm, something to think about.

I haven't made any plans for today.  Whatever will be, will be.  Can't get side-tracked this way.  haha.  The funny part is that I'll probably accomplish more this way.  Well, enough of my babbling.  It's time to refresh my cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Crochet Time Is Play Time

November 12, 2017

Good morning.  Brrrr!  It's twenty five degrees this morning!  In a few hours though, the temps will climb up into the forties.  Not the funnest temps, but definitely better than the twenties! 

I think my laptop is trying to let me know that it is wanting to retire.  Aside from the fact that is super slow, it is constantly making me change my passwords.  Every so often, I'll try to go somewhere on the web and all of a sudden it won't accept my password or my email.  Yesterday, I couldn't sign in to Amazon.  I finally had to call Amazon Customer Service and have them help me. 

A while ago, I bought a new nebulizer set up from Amazon.  Because my meds were being changed around for a while, I hadn't used it until yesterday.   I have to say I like it better than my old machine, which by the way konked out several months ago.  It's light, makes no noise and is easy to pack when you travel.

Yesterday was rather quiet around here.  It was cold outside and I was tired.  Hmmm, I do believe it's the temperature that makes me tired.  The colder it gets, the less active I get.  I wasn't even in the mood to crochet.  Well, that part is my fault.  The night before I had attached a new color and started adding a couple new rows when I realized that I hadn't finished with the previous color yet.  Oh yuk!
Last night I finally picked up my crocheting and took out the new color, re-attached the previous color and fixed my boo boo.  I usually watch something on TV when I crochet, but lots of times Pogo has other ideas.  He loves to check out what I am making, then he likes to hide inside (or beneath) it while I try to crochet.  This is his subtle way of saying "I want to play, Mama!"
Here are a couple of the photos I was able to take of him last night.  I think he likes this afghan.  He is just the cutest little imp!

One of these days, I really have to call the salon and make an appointment for Pogo.  He's looking like a Lion King with all his thick hair.  I won't have her cut it too short because it's Winter and he needs some of it to stay warm. 
Last night, I ordered him a couple more pair of jammies.  These are great for the cold nights.  He doesn't always burrow under his blankets and I don't want him catching a cold.  Soon it will be time for us to go to Florida, and we don't want to be getting sick.
Yesterday, we did not get to clean out the porch, so today we'll do that.  In a little while, I'll go out and box up all the solar thingies and bring them inside to wash them.  I'll need to dig out my extra large trash bags to use as covers for the porch furniture.  Once the rug is vacuumed, I'll roll it up and cover it with plastic so that it is ready for next Spring. 
Now I think I should get busy and start on that porch.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day. 
Hugs, Edna B.