Monday, November 24, 2014

Busy Weekend

 The weekend was very busy with a craft show and two ballgames in one day with my middle grandson. They played in a tournament. The coach wanted them to get their feet wet as the saying goes.
    My craft show was the one I have done with my oldest grandson for the last 4-5 years. People could not believe that he made his wooden animal puzzles. He started when he was ten. I would love to have his wooden jewelry box that is made out of cherry and maple. The ribbon that is made on top of the box is a maple and cherry stripe. I would like to try them in my etsy shop, but he won't say yes or no. We both made more then expenses which made me happy and I spent the day with him.
    We got back in time to go to the basketball game. I just didn't realize what was involved in the basketball tournament. We started at one location and after winning had to go to another location. I didn't go on Friday night because I would have never made it up the next morning. They won 1 game out of three. They have a decision to make whether they want to play in two leagues both on Saturday. It would take up most of the day. 
    Have you made your Thanksgiving plans yet? I am going to go to my son's outside of town. My contribution will be the crescent rolls. I don't know what the rest of the menu will be, but we always have more food then we can eat. I asked dad if he wanted me to bring him some and he said no. He said he ate to much at the family Thanksgiving Dinner at the nursing home. 
    If you travel, please be safe. Two senior boys from my grandson's high school lost their lives in a drowning accident. They were hunting and drowned in a farm pond. Nobody will ever know exactly what happen, but it was a shock for all. Even those of us who didn't know the boys can feel the lost. My grandson knows both of them. They were going to have counselors at the high school today and tomorrow for those to talk with about the accident. It is always hits harder when it is a child regardless of age. 
    My goal for after the holidays is to blog more often. I miss being able to spend the time visiting I would like to do. I will make this short. I have one more craft show to do with my daughter-in-law. She had planned on going to the last one, but instead needed to take care of the basketball boy. 
    Take care and have a Happy Thanksgiving. 
   

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A DAY TO REMEMBER

   A day to say thank you to all of the veterans and military personnel that have served and still serving to keep our country safe for us. 
   I know what it is to be a military mom, sister, and aunt to have family members in harm's way. We keep saying prayers that they return safely. 
   Today is a day to curl up in front of the fire with a good book or embroidering or what ever. We didn't get much snow. but we did get black ice. It isn't warming up very fast. I need to replenish my tea towels.I did
 a craft show on the spur of the moment on Sunday. It turned out to be a pretty good show for me. My next one will be in a couple of weeks. The first thing that sold was my horses tea towel. I have sold a lot of them. Why do people want to know where you find your supplies unless they want to try to copy your work? I just know if I want something variegated I make my own. 
   My grandson with his high point buckle. He was so proud of it. The second picture is up close of it.  I went to their house Sunday evening to celebrate his dad's birthday and had supper with them. I got to see him go through his exercises that they do. For one he sits in mom's rocking chair and shoots a Nerf gun at targets. One was sitting close to my foot he like shooting at that one. hehe. 
   I went to Kansas City with them yesterday. I am glad that we went yesterday. We probably wouldn't have gone today. We went to the Corner cafe for lunch. I brought home a sticky bun that I split with my son. It was so big that you could have made four meals out of it. 
   It was a good day, but when that temperature dropped it was quick. Enough of this and that. I am feeling much better, but for a few days I felt horrible. I hadn't been sick like that for a long time. 
Hope you all are well and if you have the bad weather and don't have to be out. Then stay home. Saying prayers for all of those in need. Take care

Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 Happy Halloween to all of the ghost and goblins. Are you ready to go Trick or Treat tonight? It isn't a very good day for it. We are sitting at a whopping 38 degrees. We might get to 40's don't know. We are suppose to see 25 which will help the allergies. It won't help when you got other things going on. 
   I call the doctor's office waiting to hear back from them. I hope I don't have to make the drive, but I will. I only know I have coughed so hard that I made my stomach hurt. Walgreen's Robitussin Dm and cough
 drops doesn't touch the cough. They just called back. I just need to go to the pharmacy and pick it up the prescriptions.
   It started off like my allergies, but it has turned into something else. I am at home to day not doing much. Nothing taste good, but I am eating I already got a lecture from my family. 
I haven't felt this way for a long time. 
 Enough about that. My Halloween tea towels are wishing you all to have fun and if you go out just to be safe. The kids are going out for a while, but my lights will be off. 
   We have succeeded in getting hubby into physical therapy where he is trying to walk more and they are working with him back down stairs. At least that was accomplished by the doctors visit. We were suppose to have a cd x-ray to take with us I found out at the doctors office. I did get the report read to me yesterday at the family care meeting.They didn't even put that in his paperwork that we took to the doctor. They should have done that.
   I just wanted you to know that I am alive just a little under the weather. Hopefully I will fill better soon. 
  I am making this a little short. You all take care.

Friday, October 24, 2014

I'm Back

  I got my Internet back up and running. You never know how much you miss it until it is down. I got rid of my house phone and dsl. I got tired of being told it was always my phone line that was causing my problem. I just use my cell phone now for my main phone. Don't you get tired of all of the scams, political, and sales people trying to sell you something or being asked how you are going to vote. It is no body's but my own business how I vote. 
    
    I am going to try to catch up with some more of you. Do you ship international? How do you handle the expense? I know it was a learning experience when I shipped to Ireland. I guess you are never to old to learn. My custom order is on its way to a new home so I have a little time to myself. Not as much as I would like, but you can't have everything. 
   We had heavy fog this morning and then we warmed up this afternoon. It was cool of a morning and warmed up in the afternoon back when hubby and I got married 51 years ago this past Sunday. It stayed that way while we were on our honeymoon. You wonder where all of the years have gone with roughly having a little over two months left in this one. 
   Parent teacher conferences are over and all the boys made the A-B honor roll. Grandma is very proud of them and their achievements. They had the day off from school, but it was dad's day off so he had the boys. My youngest spent the night with his other grandparents so he could sleep late. 
   I just thought I would let you know I am back. Take care and have a great weekend. I had a good one last weekend. I went to a luncheon on Friday with 13 of my high school classmates and then to a dinner on Saturday evening honoring classes from 1935-1960 when the high school closed. I saw hubby before I rode up with one of my classmates. That was really nice.
  

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

My Weekend

   Today I spent a cold damp day at Pumpkin Fest where the club sold Dutch Oven Cobblers for three days. Starting on Friday afternoon and evening. The weather didn't cooperate with us that is for sure. The wagon was one of the decorations at the Pony Express Museum. If you love history and visit our city, it is one of the places that you should check out along with the Patee House Museum located close by. Our city has the history for people who enjoy that kind of things. 
   Today we sold quite a bit of coffee, hot peach, berry-berry, cherry, pumpkin cobblers and apple crisp all cooked in a dutch oven with the charcoal. You could have ice cream on top if you wanted. It hit the spot while it was still hot. The weather didn't cooperate this year with mist part of the day and started to rain as it was coming to the end.  
 I couldn't get a close up and get all the pumpkins in that were carved by a lot of people. They lit the wall on Friday night, but the evenings was just to cold and damp for me to go and try to get a picture. They had a lot of bales of hay for people to sit on to watch them.You could take a carriage ride if you wanted to do so. My oldest grandson helped take the   pictures. I have some more of the wild west characters that were roaming the grounds that I will show you in another post, but I need permission first. 
   The clubs booth was up the street behind the horse and carriage. I thought about taking a ride, but didn't.
   Yesterday I spent the day at the Nursing home. They had a car, truck, and motorcycle show. A lot of them brought back the memories. They had free hot dogs, chips, drinks and ice cream. It was warmer and you had sunshine, but I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pictures. Hubby could watch the cars, trucks, and motorcycles arrive out his window. It filled the area where we normally park when we go visit. It was cool to start with frost, but the sun warmed it up later.
   It was an enjoyable day taking hubby outside several different times. I just wish I had taken my camera so I could have taken a few pictures of the neat looking cars. 
   My son and grandson came and picked me up today so I didn't have to drive. Needless to say I brought cobbler home with me and if I want it warm all I have to do is warm it up in the microwave. 
  It sure wasn't this kind of weather 18 years ago when our daughter got married. It really doesn't seem that long ago. This year has absolutely flown by and I don't really know where it has gone. This month is half gone already. 
   I hope you all had a good weekend. I would just liked to have seen a little more sunshine. We even managed to have some rain in the mix. You all take care and have a good week.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chilly Weather

  Fall is definitely in the air with the cool temperatures that we have been having the last few mornings. We just haven't been warming up as much as I would like in the afternoon. We have birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate this month ours included. 
   I thought I would show you some of my latest things that I have been working on to keep the fingers busy so that I don't have time to dwell on other things. 
   You had several things that you could do this weekend. You could go watch Nascar racing at the Kansas Speedway or you could go watch the Royals play this evening. The Chiefs were playing in California today.
    If you have been watching the Royals play, you have had some late nights. The last time I looked they were up 6-2. We shall wait and see if they win. 
   Halloween and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. I have been working on first one thing and then another. I want to get some more Christmas ones made. 
   The fund-raisers have started. My youngest grandson is selling popcorn for boys scouts. My oldest is sell Fruit, cheese, and cookie dough for FFA. I don't know about my middle one if he is selling anything or not. I try to get something from each one so that I am not leaving one out.
   My middle one  turns 10 later this month. He wants to take a trip for his birthday. He hasn't told me where he would like to go yet. It is so amazing what they come up with now days. 
    I have been reading on Medicare and you for the coming year. Do you ever feel like you are reading something that when you get through you still don't understand what you read? It talks in circles, sometimes I think it is done on purpose so you get confuse and will give up. 
   Trying to understand what is covered and what is not is something else. I know that our prescription d part of our insurance has almost double. I wonder what our other insurance is going to do. They say they don't want to put people in the poor house, but with all of the prices going up they sure are. 

 This last picture is of the broadcast crew from our last Friday night games. They did barrels, poles, and down and back and had fun. The kids got to tell them their times. The two boys are my grandson. The blonde hair one is my youngest who is bigger then his cousin. They had fun

  Take care and have a good week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Catching Up

      Matt and his horse Fergie have had an exceptional Buckle Series. He doesn't do the games or it could have been more trophies. Watching him do the Novice Extreme Challenge put the end to the horse riding at our arena. He learn what Fergie didn't like, but she didn't buck with him. It was interesting to see what horses would do what was asked of them and what horses wouldn't. Several didn't like the big panda bear that they had to side pass to and put a cap on his head.  The evening was finished off with the awards dinner where trophies, ribbons, and belt buckles were presented to the kids.
      What he accomplished makes grandparents and parents very proud of him. His dad being the President of the club got to present all of the trophies and belt buckle to him which made it all the more better. I found out when I went with them to his last appointment how to read his face when he was having a dizzy spell. It is getting a little better, but he won't be through all of his sessions with the physical therapist until after the first of the year. 
     Jake and his partner got a trophy each for team of two barrels. The picture is of them waiting their turn to ride. She has two horses one that she shows elsewise and her game horse. Jake did his Johnny Fry leading the Pony Express 5 K run on Saturday. Tomorrow is his first contest of the year in soils. He says that he is ready for it and I am going to pick him and his buddy up in the morning to take them to school so they don't miss the bus. 
   Their bus to the house is not reliable at times. It is either early or late. Plus he didn't really want to wear his contest clothes on the bus to get them dirty. 
   Dad even got to ride Saturday afternoon on Charley. He had been farmed out this summer to a lady who gave riding lessons. The girls loved him. First one and then another were riding him around. He liked all of the attention. 
   I took a "me" day today. My day started off with a thunderstorm with lots of lightening and rain.I even lost my electricity for a little bit. I know the lightening sounded awfully close to the house. I don't sleep good when that happens. They say that we can expect some more storms tonight. That is just what I need. 
   I have spent three days up with hubby. We now have his eye injection scheduled for a week from today.We are trying that first to see if it works before they do surgery. They did a x-ray of his knee today to see if we can figure out why it won't support him at times. We have an appointment later in the month with the doctor for that. At least he hasn't been sick for a few days. Somebody brought a bug into them. He wasn't the only one that was sick. 
    The fingers have been busy to keep from getting stiff. I have to get my pictures taken of my latest towels. It gives me something else to think about. 
    A special prayer going out to those that are suffering from that nasty word  Cancer. I found out today that two of my classmates's cancer has returned. You just never know when that will happen. This month is Cancer Awareness month. 
   The Royals, Chiefs, both won their ballgame. The first time making the playoffs in 29 years. We have Nascar coming to Kansas City this weekend. Just a lot of activities lately. The Royals stadium was packed last night looking at the pictures on the news. 
   Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. Have a good one and take care.  


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