Saturday, August 22, 2015

UPDATE ON MY GRANDSON

   My grandson has a moderate concussion and has to remain quiet for two to three days. No tv, cell phone, or computer and preferably stay in  a dark room with someone to staying with him checking on him every little while. They did a scan at the hospital, but there is another test that needs to be ran He has to go to the doctor on Monday. I know my heart felt like it was in my stomach. They had just started his western pleasure class when it happened.
    It was windy today and a chair blew into the metal fence that is around the arena, just as he was starting to put her into a lope. Needless to say she took off bucking and running. He stayed with her until his foot came out of his stirrup and that is when he went off landing on the side of his head and shoulder. He will have a black eye when he goes back to school. No broken bones but he will be sore. He almost had her back under control until his foot came out of his stirrup. I have to give him credit for the awesome job of trying. He had won first with her in halter showmanship so his day had started well at the show.   
    Of course little brother was worried about him. He told me that he couldn't even tell him what month or what day  it was.That really bothered all of us so the decision was made to take him to ER. I stayed at their house with little brother and dad until they got home and I saw him for myself. 
    It is getting late and I need to try to get some sleep, but I thought I would let you know what I know now. I will let you know more when I do. Take care. 

Prayers please

My oldest grandson got thrown from his horse this afternoon. They are on their way to the hospital to be checked out. Will let you know more later. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This and That

Cleo getting acquainted with the cattle.
   I have been a little busy lately. School is back in session for all of the boys so I should have more free time after this week. I have been getting up at 4:45 of a morning so that I can be at my daughter's before she leaves for work to stay with my youngest grandson and take him to school.  I went with her and him the first day of school so I would know where to go when I took him to school  and  what to do if I needed to pick him up at school for any reason. His other grandparents will be home this weekend and start taking him to school next week.  I  came home and made some notes because I am dealing with three schools with the boys if it falls on me to pick one of them up for some reason.
   We have had a busy city with the Kansas Chief's  training camp being held at our college entertaining all of their fans. You had to plan to do your errands while people were at camp watching them practice. .
Then our 139th Air Guard had a softball tournament here in town the same weekend along with tax free weekend. Talk about crazy traffic. I tried to stay out of that as much as possible.  
   I had planned on doing what I wanted with it being my birthday today, but ended up going to take care of some things at the nursing home. I think they were surprised when I told them I would be up in a little while after they called me. I think they thought we could deal with it over the phone. The surprise was on them. 
   My grandson and his horse got to play with cattle. Cleo had never been around cattle before so it was a new experience. She did very well for her first time. It was muddy that weekend. We finally put together nine days of dry weather until yesterday when we got an inch and a half of rain in a very short period of time. When it came to game time at the horse arena this past weekend it sure was dusty. It made you think that you were following some one on a gravel road. We could have used a little of the rain to settle the dust. \
   


    This is another picture that my grandson took while we were Hamilton, Missouri. This mural was painted on the side of the building.  We just wish that we could have got a little closer, but my little camera  does not zoom out that far. 
    I have talked to all of my family today as they all wished me Happy Birthday. I have pictures of the boys on their first day of school. I just don't know how to get them off my camera. I am open any comments that you can give me. Next week I hope that things will be more back to normal so that I can visit more of you. Take care.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Rain Go Away

    The clouds passing in front of the sun and wondering if it was going to rain some more or we would get the ranch rodeo in that night. Another horseshow was rained out today. I keep joking that we are going to be showing at Christmas in the snow. I have never seen such a wet year in a long time and the floods can't be blame on other people. My brother had over 20 inches of rain at the farm and we have had more since then. It just makes you wonder if it will stop. His garden got way to much rain so they didn't have the usual vegetables that we can normally get from him.
   They did have the ranch rodeo in the mud about three weeks ago and it was a good thing or there would have been some of the cowboys getting hurt. They performed in groups of three all of the events. It was like working on the ranch branding cattle, sorting cattle and etc. They would have been doing a lot of walking if they actually worked on a ranch because every time they dropped the reins their horses headed for the gate.  My grandson got to do the grand entry that night and help work with the cattle making sure the right numbers got into the arena. He had never done that before, but him and his buddy did a great job of helping out. I was watching a little one who couldn't been much over 3. He roped his brother and it took his mom and sister to help get his brother out of the rope. He was a stout little one and you could tell he definitely knew what he was doing. Such a cutie. 
     This past weekend was our family reunion. Three of us girls and four of my brothers with our extended families were there. I got to see some of my great nieces and nephews and their little ones that I hadn't seen for a long long time. We had a really a nice visit and the time just went much to fast. We had several three generations present.
      School is almost up on us. I have a week and two days with my oldest two grandsons and I will be taking my youngest to school in the morning  until his other grandparents get home vacation. My daughter started a new job this past week. It was scary there for about a month, but the company called her. She was going to put her resume together after school started, but the opportunity presented itself and she took it. It is different. A smaller company but does the same  type work. Just thankful the prayers were answered. 
    Well hope to be back to normal in about three weeks for sure. I have already made up my mind that I won't go every day to the nursing home. He slept all afternoon today. All of you take care and I will be coming to visit. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Our Road Trip

    When we went to Hamilton, Missouri on our road trip, we were celebrating my daughter-in-law's birthday. She, her 10 year old, and I set off for our adventure of the day about 8:30 in the morning. We wanted to go to the Missouri Quilt Shop in there. The pictures that you are going to see is what my grandson took of our trip. He wanted something to do and that kept him busy while we shopped.  Besides the main store they have six other shops full of fabrics. A must see of all of the fabrics.
     Of course we had to have a picture of him. He took so many pictures that you would have been tired of just looking at what caught his eye. I don't know if it is a good thing or not to turn him loose, but he had fun and that is the main thing. We parked the car in about the middle of all the shops that we wanted to go to and started walking. They are very friendly and have no problems with you taking pictures in their shops. There is so much to see.
   He thought that we should have a picture of the main store and the rest of the pictures are of different quilts, windows, and things that he thought I needed to have of our trip. Of course, you had murals on buildings and one that really caught my eye was the quilts that was in the painting. It looked as though they were hanging outside. A beautiful painting. I think there is a picture that I will post later.
    This was in the window of one of the shops. It was cool how the fabric was draped around the manikin and made you almost think of a wedding dress. The skirt was all strips of fabric flowing down. He thought is was cool and I did too. You could find all kinds of fat quarters if you wanted just a small portion of material. They do not cut less then a yard. He got to pick out material for a new pillowcase.
    You saw several of these carts holding fabric squares or full of fat quarters. Their solid colors went from dark to light and one shop had a lot of backing materials for your quilts. If you couldn't find what you wanted, you didn't look hard enough. One shop was Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween fabrics. The pictures coming up are some of the things that caught his eye.
    We also went to the JC Penny Museum while we were there. I highly recommend that you take the time to go through. It is a free will donation so it only cost what you want to give. The Farmhouse which is also located in Jamesport  has a shop there. I didn't look around much because of the odor from all of the candles which you had a lot to choose from. One place we went they had like a community room where you could take your machine and spend the day sewing with others. 
 
    After we left there, we stopped at the Country Cabin Country which is  buildings with different things in each. Those pictures will be for another post. 

    We ate lunch in Jamesport at the Amish restaurant. The food was really good. I had a half hot roast beef sandwich which was all that I could eat. I would hate to say how big a whole one would be. 
   We went to the bakery and grocery store while we were there. It wasn't as busy as it would have been on a Saturday. We also went to the shop that they make harnesses. We were looking for needles to hand sew leather being dad had to repair my oldest grandson's saddle that broke. He gave us a scare, but Cleo and him nether got hurt for which we were thankful for those blessings.The saddle is fixed we just need the rain to stop.

   I thought I would let you know that I was still here just been busy. I have about two and a half weeks then school will be starting for the boys then I will have more time. 

   I am sorry for the long post, but if you are in the neighborhood of Hamilton, Missouri and you like to quilt and sew. It  is a place to stop.  Hope all is well with you all and I will be back. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Spending My Time

    This is the two boys that I am spending my summer at their house so that when big brother goes to work I am there for ornery as I call him. When you see his little blue eyes sparkle, you know that he is up to something, but you just don't know what. The first picture was taken at Pony Camp where they learned about the Indians. They put a program on for the parents and grandparents the last day of school. The volunteers were dressed in Indian costumes and went by Indian names. All of the kids had names and he had a lot of fun. I took him and then went and picked him up at the end of the day. It was a good thing when they had it  was cooler. We had a heat index was in the triple digits today. I stayed home in the air condition.
  My little cowboy in his new shirt, hat,and tie. He wanted to catch the judges eye. All the girls eyed him when they walk by. I took him and my youngest grandson to the movies. A little girl was sitting on the other side of her mom and made her move so that she could set by him. I think he really wanted to change seats, but I was setting in the middle. We went to see Dolphin Tales 2. All it takes is a can of food each for the food bank and where can you go to the movies that cheap. After the movies, then we went to Culver's for lunch. I took the boys to my daughter's house and ended up spending most of the afternoon with her talking. I would like for you to say prayers for her with everything that is going on in her life. Pray that Tuesday brings good results for her and what is happen.
    That is all that she will let me say at the present time. I just know this hasn't been  good year for them, but hope that it gets better.  
   My oldest grandson and Juliet got a first place with his palomino. Some wasn't happy about it. She did a beautiful job doing what he needed, but she is only three years old. I saw him go off of her last night. He didn't get hurt and got back on her and rode. He worked her for over a hour. He has been putting up hay. He gave us a scare when his saddle broke on his gaming horse. They were doing team of two barrels. It was a good thing she kept bumping into his partners horse while he was trying to get her under control. He didn't hit the fence and he has his saddle fixed ready to go for the next ride. His dad and him repaired it their self. One of the other dads told them how he fixed his saddle when it did the same thing. He got a learning experience of who not to work for again putting up hay. He only got paid part of his money and told him he would get the rest the next time he worked for him. That is not the way to treat kids if you want them to work in the heat. 
   My little cowboy warming up his horse he is showing right now. The horse had three different riders on her. Her owner's daughter who is my oldest grandson's age and a little girl who is younger so she really got a workout. 
    I hope that you all are staying cool and dry. We lucked out this last time, an area to the north of us had over 9 inches of rain plus a tornado.The rivers are out again so you have to be careful how you go if you have to cross any of the three. Just be safe and I will try to pop in and out. Take care.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4th is over

   Did you all survive the 4th of July? Does the fireworks start early in your neighborhood? The smoke was so thick in the air when I came home on the 4th with all of the fireworks that went off. You didn't need to shoot them off yourself, just observe what was being shot off around you. The kids were concerned about how Juliet would react, but didn't seem to bother her at all. 
   Did you get storms in your area last night? We had one go through early afternoon that caused scattered tree limbs down, flash flooding and some scattered electricity outage. You would be amazed at the people who tried to drive through the flooding  water. The one in front of one made it so they thought that they could do it too, but it didn't work. The aquatic park parking lot was flooded.  Cars were sitting in it.
 My oldest did the grand entry at the horse show. He found out he was doing it right before the show started. He didn't have time to change clothes. He did a good job and that was all that mattered. 
  I thought I would show you a picture of the horse that my middle grandson is showing this summer. She belongs to his 4h/riding instructor and she is letting him use her. They have bonded really well. He is anxious to show because he has a new show outfit. They sent me a picture on my phone and I don't know how to down-load it to my computer. 
   We are suppose to have two shows this weekend, but I don't know if it will happen or not with getting over three inches of rain yesterday and they say we can get some more tonight, tomorrow and the next day. I am hoping to get pictures of him this weekend, but will have to wait and see.
    I thought I would show you a picture of the latest baby quilt that I finished. My hands have to keep busy. This week I have been taking my middle grandson to pony camp at our Pony Express Museum. They are learning about the Indian's. They are learning history that they would not learn in school.
   I do know that I ate to much over the weekend. If you went away hungry it was no body's fault but your own. My daughter made a red, white and blue bunt cake that my youngest decorated. It was really yummy. We had lots of food and then the following night I went to my son's house for barbecue ribs. smashed potatoes, cucumber and onions, relishes, and salad. The ribs were yummy. 
   The blue birds is my latest tea towel that I got done. It has blue stripe down the side of the tea towel. 
  I just thought I would let you know  about whats been happening at my house. Stay safe because mother nature can really be nasty. Take care.\



Monday, June 29, 2015

Meet Juliet

   I wanted you to meet Juliet my grandson's new horse that they picked up Saturday. She is a 3 year old palomino and he will have work to do with her which big brother is very capable of doing. They are hoping that eventually after a period of time little brother will be able to ride her. His Friend was riding Cleo and he was on Juliet. I got to meet her last night and stay for supper which was yummy. Steaks on the grill. They also do a potato, sweet potato, and onion dish that they cook on the grill. Cucumbers and onions, plus Lemon Bars for desert. 
   They didn't have to twist my arm after I left to the nursing home to stop by their house for supper. Hopefully we will be able to get some horse shows in before long. The one scheduled for Sunday got rained out. 
  Hubby"s roommate moved today. He wanted a room where he could look out the window. I am glad because he was always complaining, talked in his sleep, just to say a few thins. Now if he could just get over his cold or whatever it is. They are only giving him breathing treatments and musinex which is not doing the job. His voice sounds so scratchy. 
   Thursday night is their 4th of July celebration at the nursing home. They will have hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and root beer floats if it is like last year. They will also have a firework display plus other entertainment. I will probably go up early in the afternoon being my son is off Thursday and Friday so I only have the boys until Wednesday of this week. 
   Have you big plans for the 4th of July? I will be going to my daughter's for a family get together. She does both sides of the house at the same time which works out really well. I just do what they tell me to do. They will shoot off some fireworks, but just watching what the neighbors shoot off is something to see.  I always wondered how much people made selling fireworks. 
   The week after the 4th I will be taking my grandson to the Pony Express Day Camp where they get to learn about the pony express trail, settlers, and other interesting history of our city.  They will be making crafts so it should really be fun for him. 
    Hope all is well with you. We are praying that we won't have any rain for the next three weeks. All of the kids want to ride and not in the mud.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Storms

  It is going to be another night of possible severe thunder storms. So far we have been lucky and just got the heavy rain in the last few that have gone through our area. 
   I thought I would check in and let you know that I am still here. I have been busy with my middle grandson since brother is working. 
   The weekend we got one and a half horse shows in. The Sunday show got rained out. We kept watching the radar and the storms just kept popping up. One minute there was nothing and the next minute there would be one in our area. The hail went to the south of us and they said it was  baseball size. Someone even posted a picture of a baseball and the hail on facebook. If you were in it, you would definitely had damage. 
   My middle grandson showed both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday he had a 4th, 3rd, and a 2nd. Sunday he had a 1st and a fourth. The fourth came because he blew his pattern big time. His other two events and brothers got rained out. He is showing a horse that belongs to his riding instructor. They haven't found one that they feel comfortable putting him on to own yet. After watching him get thrown and all of the things they have gone through they are very protective of him. The horse he is getting to show and him have gel from the get go. She lets him love on her and it is amazing to watch the two of them together. It will be fun to watch how he progresses through the summer as they get more shows together. 
   Where did the month of June go? It seemed like it just got started and really flew by. As fast as it is going it will be time for school to start again. I haven't gone to the nursing home as much as hubby would like. The boys and I have gone some, but I haven't been going every day. He is still getting breathing treatments and mucinex. They did do a chest x-ray today. I just wish they would put him on stronger medicine. Everything that he needs to fight infection is low according to his last blood work. 
    I have been doing embroidering. Yesterday my grandson and I went to the movies. We saw How to train your Dragon2, It is first movie I have gone to in I don't know how long. All it cost was a can of food for each of us. Then we went to Culver's afterwards for lunch. Today I took him to get his hair cut. He got a dad haircut which is very short. It is not scalped, but short short. It will help keep him cool this summer. They may have to fix his cowboy hat a little smaller since the hair cut, but I am sure they can do that. 
    Prayers are being said for all of those suffering, in harms way, and in the path of all the storms. You can replace material things, but you can't replace people. Take care. I will try to pop in when time allows. 

   

Friday, June 19, 2015

Checking In

   If we are lucky, we just might get to have  our first two horse shows in this weekend.  We haven't got any rain for a few days. The rivers are going down and the arena is worked, the cookshack has been stocked with food and drink for tomorrow and Sunday shows. The grass has been mowed so we are all set to go. Sunday we will start with cowboy church for those that want to attend.
   They still haven't found a horse for my middle grandson yet. His 4H instructor has one she is going to let him show. She also gives him riding lessons.  He has to learn to lope this year. He is getting a little more excited about showing so we shall see how it progresses. They just don't want him hurt.
   The sunset is not my picture I just thought it was a beautiful. I am having a very different summer and my patience gets tried at times with the one in the picture. How do you entertain a ten year old who is bored at times? He was use to doing the after school program and the explorer program where they went bowling, swimming and then there is grandma who doesn't do a lot of the things he likes.  I don't tolerate heat very well. He hasn't said anything about one of his friends coming to visit. Of course big brother has a buddy that comes to visit and little brother thinks that he should get to hang out with them. I do have a teenage driver now. I got the honors of going with him to take his test  on his birthday and had to sign as his guardian on his license application. He scored a 97 on his test. The driver examiner complemented him on being a very good driver. His brother pipes up and says he has been driving since he was nine. Living in the country and on the farm you do get drive earlier then elsewise. He also had drivers training last year and was glad he did it. They didn't have like he took this year, plus a lot more expensive. It seems strange not to have to go with him when he goes any place. We have come to an understanding that he has to let me know where he is going and stay in touch with me when he goes in his truck by himself. He is putting up hay this summer to earn money.
   I am still here just been busy with the boys. Have a wonderful weekend. Ours will be hot, but we are to have sunshine. Take care.
  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Are you ReadY?

  Are you ready for the hot weather? I am not, but it is here. We found out today what it is like to not have AC. My son's is total electric and they were getting a new unit today put in. It took all day because you have to replace both when you are electric. I learned something today. It made you wonder how we survived growing up when we didn't have the ac and everything like they do now. We had a lot more trees for shade then they do now days. That helps keep my house cooler because it is well shaded in the afternoon when the sun is the worse. My middle grandson and I were going to go birthday shopping for brother while he was gone putting up hay. They didn't get through like we thought they would installing everything, but tomorrow it will be cooler for sure.  
    We kept ourselves hydrated so that we weren't in trouble today. My middle grandson and I got in trouble because I helped him walked the dogs yesterday. Of course when I am out in the heat you can really tell it because of how red my face gets. We behaved ourself today. I told his mom that I offered to help so we would get it done faster, but she wasn't happy about it. They don't want me to get to hot. 
   Good news my son-in-law gets to increase the weight and exercising in rehab and go back to work the 28th of this month. He was a happy camper and continues to do well since he had his open heart surgery. It was scary at first but all of the prayers continue to help. 
   We went down for hubby's ultrasound appointment. We have to wait for the results to see what the test tells. They were looking at his right kidney besides the liver and pancreas, but we are in our 16th year since he first got sick. He is accepting it better since I have been staying with the boys because I haven't gone to see him every day like I was. It has given me a much needed change of scenery. I am having fun with them and that is all that matters. 
    Tomorrow the boys and I will do some errands that we didn't get done today. I just don't know what time we will get started. We officially have a doctor and registered nurse in our family. One of our nieces passed her doctor's board and going into family medicine. The other niece passed her boards for a registered nurse and is working in OR at one of the big hospitals in KC. She is also planning her wedding which will take place this next month. We have a cpa in the family because one of our nephew passed his Cpa Exam. It just shows with effort kids can accomplish whatever they want to do.  
    Well I am off to visit some of you tonight before I call it a day. Stay cool if you have the hot weather. I know i will do my best. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This and That

   Spring is almost over and summer is quickly approaching. The weather is not cooperating in our area. We want sunshine and some dry weather for a few days for our horse arena to dry out so that we can have a horse show.It rained today.
   I love flowers, but they don't like me. I was never bothered with allergies until I got older. Now it is entirely a different story even fresh mowed grass makes me sneeze. I didn't take the flower picture, but just thought that they were pretty.
  Our day was changed all the way round with the rain that we got today. There was almost an inch in the rain gauge at my son's house. I made my grandson open the garage door to let me in so I didn't get soaked. We were suppose to go mow a yard this morning and I was to ride shotgun as I called it so my grandson could drive the truck with mower and trailer. Then he was to put up hay this afternoon, but none of that happen. Instead we stapled and folded our ad booklets for the horse shows. We are going to be hand delivering some to our sponsors that help make it possible to put on horse shows. My youngest grandson was telling me about his bowling experience in the picture. He is so funny and if he is a little embarrassed then he tucks his head like the picture.  I still laugh about the evening we were teaching the three boys how to play cards at our daughter's house. It was an evening filled with laughter.With everything that happen the kids felt that we needed some happy family time.
   Hubby thinks he is on the back burner because I don't see him every day, but that is o.k.. It is giving me a much needed change of scenery. My middle grandson just loves to keep you guessing what he is going to do. He took and moved the settings on the passenger seat in the car so that when brother got in not really paying attention he fell backwards because brother had laid the seat back as far as it would go. Electric seats are a play toy just to annoy big brother ever opportunity that he gets. Now you know why the two can't stay by themselves. They are always picking on one and another. I can remember picking on brothers and sisters when we were growing up. It never came to blows because mom and dad would step in and we definitely didn't want that. 
   The sun came out late this afternoon. Tomorrow we are to get in the 80's which will maybe help dry out things. The kids are having to get a new heat pump/ac unit. The compressor went out of the one they have. So hopefully it won't be to extremely hot while they wait for it to happen. 
    Well a little of this and that . Take care.

Friday, May 29, 2015

What I have been doing


   This is where I would like to be sitting on a beautiful afternoon to have some peace and quiet. I have been staying with my oldest and middle grandsons this week and that is where I will be spending time all summer long. Hay season will start as soon as the rain lets up and gets dry enough. It is so muddy with water standing. My heart goes out to all of those suffering from the floods, tornados, and extremely bad weather. The smaller rivers are out of their banks in our area. I had water in my basement so I am drying it back out again. It just came way to fast and we have had areas here in our city that we had flash floods. Luckily I was home and didn't have to worry about getting home. We have more storms expected tonight. I just want the rain to go away so that our horse show season can get under way. So many have been cancelled already. The busiest time will be this next month with a show every Saturday and Sunday. 
   My oldest grandson putting what he learned about welding to work. They have the fence completely done except for nine caps I think that is done now. 
The next picture is my favorite with the sun going down at the arena.  We have our program ready to go to the printers. The boys and I are going to put them together this next week while I am at their house. 
   My middle grandson and I have a reading competition going on this summer. The library is having s summer reading contest where you can win prizes. The parents and grandparents can also get involved. He is trying to catch me in the number of books that I have read. It will be fun. 
   I am going to see hubby tomorrow and I need to find out who I have got to talk to about the latest episode. They are putting him to bed at night without a brief on and it upsets him. I called them tonight and this makes the third time I have told them about it. They tell me that the head of nursing is telling them to do it so I guess she is the one that I am going after. I always thought it was their job to make sure they are as comfortable as possible and do what the patient wants in that respect. 
   The Mustang base ball season has officially started here in town. They had over 3,000 people there opening night. I just don't know where they parked everybody. 
    I will be dropping by as much as my schedule will allow me to do. This summer is something that I haven't had the opportunity to do and I am enjoying it. I just want to help out as much as I can. 
    Take care and keep the prayers going for those in need. 


Friday, May 22, 2015

School is out

School is officially out until fall for most of the kids  and this is who I get to hang out with this summer. The first horse show got rained out so we will see how the next one goes that is coming up the first weekend of June.  I went to his award assembly this morning and was so proud of him. He has made the honor roll all four quarters. He had to eat his final hot lunch because they were having corn dogs. I don't know what it is about corn dogs that all of the kids seem to like.
   I know that both us are doing the reading program through the library this summer. I like to read and that way he will continue to read during the summer.  We are going to have a race to see if he can read more books then grandma. Competition is always good to make them try just a little harder.
   I now officially have a 4th,  5th grader this fall and a junior in high school.  The school year went fast or so it seemed. I just know that it will be a different summer for me. I have never got to stay with the kids like I will this summer because I have always worked so it will be a different one . I am looking forward to it. Big brother is going to be working in the hay fields.  It will also give me a change of scenery from the nursing home. When I do go, my grandsons will be going with me so grandpa will get to see his boys.
    I hope the funerals are over for a while with losing my brother and my daughter-in-law losing her father. We knew with her father it was a matter of time since he had the original stroke and then at the last he was having mini strokes that they were saying was seizures. It was a blessing for both of them.
   We have had such stormy, rainy weather. We did get my yard cut and the weed eating done before the last rain came. I haven't decided if I am going to' try to' have some flowers or not, Looking at the  schedule I don't know if I would really have the time to take care of  them. 
   Everybody has a long weekend so we are going to have a cookout tomorrow evening at my daughter's house. I only have to take hamburger buns. Food always taste so good when it is  cook on the grill. The girls have planned the menu so it will be fun to see what else we have besides hamburgers. The boys will get to play together. 
    Our son-in-law is continuing to improve in his physical therapy. He is up to 4 miles a day on the stationary bike. He has really done good so far, but it sure was a scare for everybody that much I do know. 
    Hope every one has a good weekend. If you travel, please be careful on the roads. Prayers continue go out to those in need whether dealing with the aftermath of the storms, floods, or sickness.  I know that is what helps us and we take every day that we are given .
     

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What's Beem Happening

      Today was my youngest grandson's award assembly. He is the one in the red shirt. I am so proud of him because he has been on the A-B Honor Roll all year, plus getting his reading award. He told me he bowled three strikes yesterday and won the game they played. They also had a pizza party for the kids that have been bowling. He is now officially a 4th grader in the fall of the year. They are just growing up to fast. 
    My middle grandson's award assembly is this next Friday which is their last day of school. Then it will be grandma time. I will attend that one for him.
    Our daughter-in-law's dad passed away this week. He had been in failing health and hospice care. We knew it was going to happen just not when. She has lost both her parents. I would like to have a break for a while.   
   Our son-in-law is doing really well in his physical therapy. We just have to remember to slow our steps down for him when he is with us. He is up to 3 miles on the exercise bike and 2.6 on the treadmill. He did the driving today when I went to the award assembly with them. I am glad that I didn't drive because they don't have the parking. They have to do the assembly in shifts because of their gym not being big enough for all of the parents. 
    I thought I would show you a couple of my latest embroidery. The 4th of July is going to a new home. I have one more of it and my Easter Egg one left to do. It is keeping the hands busy and that is what I need at the present time with everything that is happening. 
   We went to the city on Tuesday for a doctor appointment for hubby. We just need to keep stressing how they give the one medication. It has to be mixed with the right amount of water to make it work. They didn't  change any medication. We will go back in June for an ultra sound. 
   We have had rain all day off and on. It started a lot earlier then what the weatherman said that it was going to do. My oldest grandson did get my yard cut except for weed eating. He finished the main part in the rain. He said that he was sure glad that I have heated seats in my car when I took him home. He is the proud owner of 88 Ford p.u. It will get him around where he needs to go when he turns 16 this next month. 
    Prayers for all of those that have suffered in the bad weather whether tornadoes flash floods or snow.  Our son was in Oklahoma City within three miles of a tornado. It was to close for comfort. I was really glad when he got home.  Take care.