Monday, August 18, 2014

HOT WEATHER IS BACK

    The sun was setting as the horse show was coming to a close. It was a beautiful day cool in the morning to where I wore a sweater until after noon. It was cloudy and damp that morning. We had cowboy church then it got started. Breakfast was a piece of black raspberry cheese cake that my dil brought me along with a cup of coffee. What a way to start the day. The cook shack had cinnamon rolls along with the hot dogs, polish sausage, and cheeseburgers and hamburgers. Even had a cherry pie which really went fast.
    You could tell how the wind was blowing by the flag that my grandson was carrying. It makes it look good when they stand out like that. Cleo doesn't object to the flag nor does she object to running. He did games with her. His partner and him  got first place in team barrels. It was their first time of getting first place which made him happy. He even placed in egg and spoon. Little brother doesn't do that because he says there is just to many out there to try to hold his  egg and spoon and watch so he doesn't get ran over by another horse. 
   This is the first show that there was enough volunteer's so that dad could get into the act by showing Fergie in showmanship and Cleo in western pleasure. 
    It was the first time that he had shown a horse in two years. There was a few parents that got into the act and of course the kids were cheering for them. It was a fun day for all.
   His son was a little bent out of shape that dad was showing against him, but he got over it. Dad just wanted to ride something he hadn't got to do for quite a while because normally at a show he is the ring steward for the judge. 
    I had to show you a picture of father and son riding together. It is something that I haven't had the privilege of seeing before. Son gave us some excitement. Fergie bucked with him which is something that I had never seen her do. Still don't know why. His comment with a big smile on his face was "grandma, I stayed on". He had a bruise on his stomach today where he caught the saddle horn, but after he got her stopped. The one running the gate walked very quietly out and got a hold of Fergie's halter and walked him out of the arena. He got back on her later and rode some more. They wanted her to know she was not going get away with that.
I thought I would show you my latest of the things that I have completed. My witch needs darker hair if I do her again, but she still turned out pretty well. I have been keeping the fingers busy so that I don't have the time to think about other things. I am working on a set of pillow cases. It is first one thing and another. I even made a small table runner using a tea towel and my horse pattern. I try to not make anything exactly alike. 
  The kids all started to school. It will take a little while to get back to a routine for me after spending time with them this summer. Last Thursday I spent the day with the older two and the evening with my youngest. I was amazed how much they are growing. My youngest grandson is  4ft 9in and only 9 years old. I know they grow up fast.  I need to bring this to a close. Have a wonderful week and try to stay cool. Take care. 



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ARE WE SURE?

     Are we sure that it is August? I woke up this morning to 54 degrees. I will take it, but then what is our fall really going to be like. The sun is shining today. Thursday will be the last day of the Chief's training camp in town. My youngest grandson got to go to their preseason game on his birthday. He was in the his height of glory. It was awesome he told me. It doesn't seem like he should be 9 starting the third grade this year. They just grow up to fast. 
   This week has started off a little different. I spent yesterday at home embroidering. Today I have a couple of errands to run and then off to the nursing home as the doctor is suppose to be there today. It always irritates me that they can make decisions by just reading the charts. He will be going down to the eye doctors this next month. He was my wake up call. If I don't have anything special to do, I stay up to late and then sleep late. Not a good habit to get into I know. 
   Our Trails West starts this weekend so  it will probably turned hot and we could even have some rain. That is the way that it normally does. I know that it is very expensive if you want to be a vendor. At least they have done away with tickets for the food vendors. That was such a pain because you never knew how many you needed. One day if you go between ll A.M. and 2 P.M. you get in free otherwise it cost 8.00 in advance and 10.00 at the gate. I think it keeps some people away that might go elsewise. 
   School starts this next week. I will have a Sophomore, 4th grade, and a third grader. It doesn't seem like they should be that old. Today, Matt goes to the ear doctor to see what they are going to do about the hearing lost. They say the dizziness and hearing lost aren't related. I just know that neither slow him down much. He has several trips to see the physical therapist. I don't think I am using the right word for exactly what she does, but he says that she is awesome. It is all that matters because if they like them they will do for them. 
   I am going out to their house tomorrow and Thursday to be with the boys before they go back to school. I won't know what to do with myself while they are in school. Haha. I don't think I will spend every day at the nursing home because then he expects it. I need some "me" time every so often. Then I have my doctor appointment the last week of the month. It is just follow up nothing wrong, just making sure the medicine is doing what it is suppose to do. I had my eye doctor visit and they are doing nicely. I don't have to go back for a year. He gave me some new eye drops to try. They are seeming to do a better job.
   Next two weekends are the horse shows that got rained out so I will go watch them ride. I will deliver a custom order on Saturday to a lady who's daughter will be riding so I will probably watch for a while, but if it is hot and they aren't riding then I probably won't stay that long. I know they will show on Sunday because that is our show. 
  We will have cowboy church before they start on Sunday. Then their will be breakfast items they can get from the cook shack. It will be a fun time. 
  My lady from Springfield liked my work and bought 3. She was up to visit with her friends that she went to school with. It is their 50th class reunion. I don't want to think about how many years we have been out, but more then that.
  To all of those who need special prayers and you know who you are just know that you are included on my list. Especially those suffering from that nasty word Cancer.  Well I need to get to going to run my errands so you all have a wonderful day and take care.   

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Family

   Family is very important in one's life because you never know what will happen. We had my family reunion over the weekend. There were eight out of ten brothers and sisters with our extended families there. You think that you have problems, but there is always someone, who has something worse that I feel thankful that hubby doesn't have. My brothers and sisters range from 80's to my youngest sister being 60 so you know none of us are spring chickens.
   I think that I can deal with most anything excepting Dementia, which my one brother has. He still driving his car and I think he needs his keys taken away. They say he doesn't go far, but he could get turned around and you would never know where he would go. I don't think I could handle that at home. I think it would put to much stress on me. 
  The youngest of the extended family was 11 months, but it was a very enjoyable afternoon. There is two weddings in the near future. One in October and I am not sure about the other one. The one in October there is three sets of families with that want to invite everybody. My niece said only if they want to pay for it. It is their only daughter. I am making a wedding present, but I have no idea if I will be invited or not where do you stop. Do you invite just family or what? I will just wait and see if the invitation comes in the mail. The other one is flying to Jamaica to get married and they will have a reception for them later. 
  What is with kids getting married outside of the US. Is it that much cheaper? Have we priced ourselves to high anymore? Is that why kids are just living together instead of getting married? 
   We had lots of food and probably ate to much. If you go away hungry then it is no ones fault but your own.  My oldest grandson was happy he was going to drive home. I went with my daughter and my youngest grandson. He wanted to meet his family. Lots of visiting, just not enough hours, but we have already reserved the same spot for next year. 
   Well I am off to see hubby this afternoon. We may have some storms later on. Just have to wait and see. Take care. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

JULY ALMOST GONE

Good Morning, It is starting off to be a cool morning for us. It makes you think of fall instead of still summer. Can any one tell me where July has gone. It seems as though it has flown by in a quick hurry. The kids are about two weeks away from starting school. It doesn't seem like I should have a grandson a Sophomore in high school this year. He was my big helper yesterday. He got my yard mowed and then he took care of changing light bulbs and etc that I needed done in the house. He went with me to the nursing home to check on hubby. He visited with hubby while I took care of some issues. They would love it to still be summer vacation awhile longer. The hardest will be getting them to go to bed so they can be up early to catch the bus. The one new school here in town that is suppose to be finished  is questionable whether it will be done by the time school starts. They claim that it will. 
Finally they are changing one of hubby's meds, they kept giving him one by increasing the dosage which was making him sick to say nothing about what it did to his blood sugar. It has been a struggle, but I finally managed to get it done. I point blank said I want it to happen. It was not right to keep giving him a medication that made him sick plus wasn't accomplishing what they wanted anyway. Just have to keep after them.
Looking forward to the weekend, it is family reunion time. It will be interesting in looking forward to see how many of my brothers and sisters will be there with our extended family.The older ones are in their 80's and some have health issues. I know all of my kids excepting one will be there. He is still working in Texas. He just travels wherever, he doesn't care as long as he is working. 
The chiefs training camp is still going on in town and will for a few more days. The first preseason game is on my youngest grandsons Birthday. He isn't going to play fall baseball. Other kids on his team want to play football this fall. That is one sport that mom says no he isn't playing. They would think that he is older then he is because of his size. He is going to go back to swimming lessons I think. She wants him to be able to swim good.
 
We won't have a horse show until the weekend of the 17-18 of August. There isn't a lot of events for the novice level and it is not worth spending all day for only 4 events scattered through out the day. Then they have been busy taking care of other things. They are going to Worlds of Fun which the boys are looking forward to doing. I remember a couple of times that I went. They talked me into riding the medium size roller coaster. Needless to say I turned every shade of green possible and just watch them ride the rides for the rest of the day. Then I went with my kids and some of their friends. They talked me into going on a ride promising me that I wouldn't get wet. Right, they made sure that I was soaked. 
I have some errands to run today so, I better get started. I need to check and see how things are going at the nursing home also. You all have a good day and I will be visiting as I can. I do really appreciate you all stopping by my blog. Take care. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cool Air come Back

  Can all of our hot weather be because the Chief's training camp came to town? There is no guarantee that they will be back with this is the last year of their contract. They are talking about having their own facility. At the utmost, they only have to renew it for a year.  Most of the things that you can go watch are of the morning. They did have family day this last Saturday, but when I think of what they charged. I know that we have a lot of travelers here in our city.
   I have been home today. They brought my mower back this afternoon so now I don't have to rely on someone else for the use of their mower. I just have to pickup my grandson and bring him to my house. He can use it. He will have to get use to it because theirs is a zero turn and mine is not. I am just glad to finally have it home. I can even use it myself.
  I got the picture of my grandson showing off his trophy. It is a better picture then the one that I took and he couldn't be prouder. They have taken a few weekends off from showing horses. Partially because of heat and partially because of the shows being rained out. The way it is going they may be showing in October. The next one coming up is the 2nd of August. I don't think they are going. It has been taken over by another organization and is just not the same as it use to be.
  I thought I would show you one of my latest tea towels. I have finished three that went to new homes and I have another one that I am going to make into a small table runner. The border on the tea towel will really work for what she wants.  
  I have spent several days at the nursing home. It gets to be so frustrating at times. Sometimes I think they are just giving me lip service, I don't go away. I can be like a bad penny, but I don't like to do that. It doesn't make me feel good. I am not that kind of a person. I just want them to listen to what I am telling them. 
  I hope you all are managing the heat that we are having. I thought maybe we would get a little rain yesterday, but we only had a few sprinkles nothing to amount to anything. I was hoping for some more in the 70's and low 80's. If you have to be out in the heat, please be careful.
  Vehicles can get terribly hot when they sit in the sun. I found that out when I got a set of keys out of the compartment in car to open the garage. It was hot enough you could almost burn your hand. I knew it got hot, but that was really hot. I wonder if I could fry eggs on the concrete. 
  Enough rambling and I hope you all have a good week. Take care and stay cool.
  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Heat is Here

  Summer has arrived with the hot humid weather. It is suppose to cool off a little, but it remains to be seen.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the Kansas Chief's being in town for training camp at our college. I am thankful that the two week Driver's Training course got over before they arrived. The traffic is heavier and you see more out of state license plates. 
   The sunset was taken at our horse arena the other evening. School is soon going to be approaching and I don't know where the time has gone. I have spent a few days at the nursing home and have a family care plan meeting this week. That will be interesting to see what they have to offer. 
   Sunday evening I went to my son's for dinner. We were celebrating my dil's birthday and paying me for being a chauffeur for their oldest. I got to participate in my grandson's exercises. When they rotate his head to the left and then have him sit up. He is a little dizzy. He has learned that peppermint helps control being sick to his stomach because of the dizziness. They have a series of exercises that they start for a minute and will gradually being adding more time as they go. My son cooked on the grill for his wife's birthday, we had barbeque's ribs, potatoes,sweet potatoes, onion, green pepper and some other veggies cooked on the grill, and corn. For dessert it was a chocolate fleck gluten free cake. It was yummy. He likes to cook on the grill while there was coals he cooked some other things so that all they would have to do is warm them up for their evening meal this week. My dil told my oldest grandson what was off limits for him to eat in the fridge as it was for their supper this week.
    The fingers have been very busy with embroidering. I sent one to Valida, Ga. I have just got done a couple more. I was showing them off and they won't be going to my etsy shop. Both are sold plus I will have some more to make just don't know how many yet. I will take a pictures so you can see them. They are on the dryer rack tonight. 
   I have been doing some poppin in and out visiting as I can, never enough hours, but I have enjoyed sleeping a little late of a morning. I still get my wake up phone calls to check and make sure mom is alright. My son is still working in Texas. I don't know how long that is going to last, but at least he is working. He doesn't like sitting around the apartment with nothing to do. 
  Well I better call it a night, but I wanted you to know I am o.k. just a little busy and like being that way. It gives me less time to think about hubby knowing there is little that I can do about the situation. It is frustrating, but then that is life. Take care. Try to stay cool.
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Quiet Weekend

  A beautiful start of the day with the clouds slowly disappearing and the sun shine starting to be brighter. It is a nice 72 degrees at the present time and I hope it stays that way.
  Last day at driver's training class for my oldest grandson. He has been driving with both his parents, but they want him to have more experience before they give their permission to drive my car.  I got to sleep late this morning because his dad had the day off so he took him before he started his errands today. 
  It will be a quiet weekend with the  boys not showing their horses. They could have gone to one, but they didn't have that many classes for them it wasn't worth the haul. It is momma 's birthday this Sunday so they decided to celebrate it instead. I don't know what they have planned for her other then they are going fishing. It is her weekend to do whatever she wants to give her a break from the norm. 
  Do you ever wonder just what normal is anymore? Will all of the turmoil continue to get worse all over the world? 
  Matt has started his exercises at home that seem to be helping with the dizziness. He can set still longer at a time and doesn't seem to be going 90 miles a hour.  Their next doctor appointment will be with the ear, nose, and throat specialist to decide what they are going to do for his hearing lost. We are so thankful for Children's Mercy doctors to take care of all of our little ones who need something special. 
   I have been busy embroidering to keep me from thinking about what is going on at the nursing home. I know I will have to address issues when I go there today. His blood sugar is so all over the board from high to low. He says he just doesn't feel good. I sometime wonder if that is just to put a quilt trip on me because I haven't been there for a couple of days. I just know when I ask him if he told them, he says it won't do any good. It just makes me frustrated. 
  I am going to enjoy sleeping in the next couple of days and doing some of the things that I want to do. I will go to the nursing home to try to figure out just what is going on, but other then that I am doing whatever I feel like today. 
   Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I know it will be warming up, but I have sure enjoyed the cooler weather. Take care.