Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Corrected Hopefully

   I have got my blog list back and I am slowly going through it to bring it back to where I want it. The weather is beautiful and at the moment it makes you think of Spring in the air. I know it is only the end of January, but it means another day of no snow. I will take every nice day that we can get. It means a lot to me as well as to others. The bones don't hurt in this kind of weather. 
   Now that maybe things are back I am going to try to do some more blog reading later today. In the mean time I have a couple of other things that I have to take care of. 
    My son gave me some stuff to try on my hands. It works, but it is expensive. I can bend fingers and they don't hurt that is the main thing. It maybe will  help with the arthritis and that is what I am looking for instead of pills. I don't like taking them unless I absolutely half to. I just wanted you to that hopefully my problem is solve here in blog land. A special thank you to Karen @Valentine Designs, who designed my blog and many others. She is a very talented lady.  Well I have to run, but I will be back later. Take care.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Problems

To all my friends in Blog Land:

    I have temporarily lost my blog list and other problems. I will be praying that blogger gets it fixed. I tried changing things and in the process I have lost my comment line also. You can comment by e-mail for the time being. I tried adding new blogs and in the process screw it up. Has anybody else had this problem.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

2015 GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY

        It is time for the 2015 Grow Your Blog Party. I don't know about you, but it is my way of traveling and meeting people from around the world. I like to learn about other people what they like and what maybe they don't like.
     When you visit my blog, you will find a blog about family especially my grandsons, who keep me very busy. For example today started with a basketball game, then Pinewood Derby Races, then another basketball game. My grandson's team lost the first game by 3 and won the second game by 4 in a double overtime. Talk about exciting and you keep praying that they can pull it out.They play again tomorrow in the afternoon. My youngest grandson got 1st at the pinewood derby and 3rd in the open pinewood derby where they even raced against their dads. He beat his dad with his car so he was excited. He will go to Districts in February at our local shopping mall. I will go spend the day with them.
    You will see some of my embroidery work that I make. The latest was my Baby Owl quilt. Embroidery is one of my passions and stress reliever. You will read about  some of the things happening with my hubby who is in a nursing home. You will read about my growing up on a farm and about my family which consist of six brothers and three sisters. We still try to get as many of them together as possible once a year in August with a pot luck lunch at the senior center. As we age, we all can have health issues so we like to be in the air-conditioning so everybody can try to make it. Hopefully maybe we can get all ten of us together with our extended families. I have lost count of how many the family would add up to now with all of the new families.The nieces and nephews all grow up and get married. We have so many new babies. My mother always said she never got to enjoy just one because there was always three or four about the same age. . 
    You will see pictures of my oldest two grandsons with their horses. They show horses during the summer months. One likes the games and the other likes pleasure classes. This grandma goes and watches. My youngest will be playing baseball. I spend as much time as possible with them because I am the only grandmother the older two have left. They are what keeps me young.
    My oldest grandson will turn 16 this summer. He  is driving now on a learners permit. Besides showing his horse, he also puts up hay during the summer. He is going to be working toward a vehicle. He helps me by mowing my yard. I just have to furnish the gas. 
    I am looking forward to the blogging party and getting back to blogging more than I am at the present time. Visiting blogs of my friends and making new friends. I hope you have a lot of fun visiting people all over the world. 
    Take care and hope to meet some new faces along with my blogging friends that I have now.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's Done

    My baby owl quilt is done and I have listed it in my etsy shop. I finished it last night and I am happy how it turned out. I told you I would post a picture as soon as I got it completed. It was a lot of fun to make. Now to decide what project to start next. I know that how long a quilt takes depends on the pattern and how many times you have to change colors. This one went quite well considering that I didn't have to change colors a lot. 
    The weather has been absolute beautiful here the last few days, but I know that it can't last because it is only the middle of January. I took hubby outside and pushed him around the parking lot this afternoon. He enjoyed the fresh air. We keep praying that he doesn't get sick because they keep saying the flu shot that was given was not for this strand.
I didn't exactly do what I had planned this weekend, but it was enjoyable just to be able to be outside in the sunshine. My youngest's bowling got cancelled and my middle one played three games on Saturday. It was basically scrimmage with three other teams. They are getting ready for a tournament that starts Thursday evening. How many games I will watch remains to be seen. I, also, have to fit my youngest pine wood derby in there. If the times I have been told is right, then it should work out. We will have to wait and see what happens. 
Hubby goes back to the eye doctor on Wednesday to see it the medicine that was injected in his eye finished doing it's job or if he will have to have another one. I just wish they could figure out his hip. I did get a copy of the x-ray report. I just need to get it translated in terms that I can understand. Some people like to throw around a lot of big words. 
Well hope you all have a wonderful week take care. 
 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

    Have you ever had a hard time making up your mind of whether to venture out in the cold or stay in where it is warm? We have been very lucky weatherwise. Other than the bitter cold we haven't had a lot of snow or ice. 
    My son's visit was much to short. He made it safely back. He will be home in April to take care of a few things that have to be done. He had a letter about serving on the Federal Grand Jury. I don't know what will happen there if he will have to and who pays the expense for it. 
     Aren't the FedEx truck's cute? My daughter-in-law made them for a Christmas Present. My 10 year old grandson is wanting to learn how to do some of the things that the rest of the family make. They are very talented when it comes to making crafts out of different types of wood. Of course, they have their favorite type of wood that they like to work with. 
    I don't have to much more to do on my baby quilt and it will be done. I can't wait so that I can show you what I have been doing. I need to get it finished so I can make some new Valentine things for my etsy shop. I have a couple that I found in my stash finished that I need to take pictures of soon. I still have the problem of taking them to where they do justice to my work. 
    I have been marking my calender for the boy's activities whether it is scouting, basketball, or even going to try to go watch my youngest grandson bowl. My youngest grand child and I have been texting. It is helping grandma do a better job. He got his dad's old phone and only can text certain people in the family. He is excited because they are painting his room. He picked the color his self. He wanted a red wall, but that was vetoed by mom. What colors they chose. Him and his dad costumed mixed the color he chose. Dad has experience in doing that and is very good at it. 
    Well this afternoon I will go up to see hubby at the nursing home. See if the doctor comes to his room and can answer my questions. 
    I have been saying prayers for all of those in need whether traveling or sick. We can never have to many of them. Take care, stay safe and warm. Mother Nature is not particular with what part of the country you live in with the cold weather. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Going Home

   Our oldest heads back to Louisianan today. We didn't get what they were predicting for us instead of the ice and snow we actually had some sunshine off and on today. 
    Hubby hasn't caught the flu bug that is going around. The aide's were talking about all of those who had the diarrhea today when I went to check on him. They were having to do quite a bit of clean-up with not being able to get to them fast enough. He got his shower and his diet Pepsi so he was happy and he didn't have a problem with me coming home. 
   Our oldest son, two grandsons, and I went to breakfast together yesterday. We went over the the Diner at the Airport where I hadn't been for quite a while. We got to watch the planes land and take off. The food was good and the business is coming back. They needed a restaurant with the air guard being there. 
 After breakfast I got to hang out with the littlest in the picture while the oldest in the middle and his Uncle went to sight in the gun that our oldest grandson got for Christmas. They went to a firing range. I had fun with the littlest one in the picture. He did his exercises that he has to do before he goes to see the physical therapist at Children's Mercy on Monday. I still learn something new every time he goes.
  Later in the afternoon when I took my oldest back to our daughter's house, I went to supper with all of them. My blonde haired grandson says that he is not going to play baseball this summer. I don't know if he will change his mind or not. A picture of Mr.JC Penny who my grandson portrayed at the school program I went to. 
  With all of the kids headed back to school I will be a little lost for a while.I got to spent time with family which made my Christmas. Everybody was healthy.
   Hope you all had a good New Years. Saying prayers for all of those who are sick. Get well soon. Take Care.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year's Day--Family

    I hope you all survive New Year's Eve last night and Christmas. I know that we all have ate to much during the holidays. I thought I would show you the latest pictures of our children and grandsons. We all went to the nursing home today so our oldest got to see his dad before he heads back home. He is a little concerned about the weather. He has to fly home through Chicago. Houston, and then New Orleans. He is traveling again after that he doesn't know exactly where yet.
   Of course the boys were excited to see their Uncle. Everybody excepting dad went to the airport when he got in. He was surprised because he only  thought that he would see his youngest nephew and his sister. We did a late lunch at the restaurant called the Pizza Ranch, They serve all kinds of pizzas, fried chicken buffet for those who don't like pizza, a salad bar, plus a desert bar. Needless to say as late as we ate, you didn't need to eat supper. 
  It has been cold, but we haven't had any snow as of yet for which I am very thankful. 
  This was the latest box that my oldest grandson made before he put the finish on it. It turned out awesome and he does a beautiful job. He filled it with candy and gave it to his adopted mom. All of the kids have second mom's that claim them as theirs. They only have girls. 
   It has been a busy time for me, but I have enjoyed being chauffeur. I didn't drive to the point my neighbor thought I had been sick because my car hadn't moved for a few days. Unusual that is for sure. 
   The flu has hit the nursing home and I am hoping that hubby doesn't get it. I kept the family away from the hall where the problem was at and hopefully I don't get it. Hubby's roommate has been sick. Between the help and people visiting, you knew it was going to happen. I just keep saying prayers because it is something else. What bothered me the most is that it is a different strand then what the flu shot was for. 
   I thought I had better check in and let you know I am still here. I am hoping that I get back to a normal routine if there is such a thing as normal. Hope those sick get to feeling better soon. Take care.  

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

   Last day for shopping to get those last minute things. The mad dash to the grocery store for something that you forgot. I am glad that my shopping is all done. It is another cloudy drizzly day They are predicting snow, but who really knows. 
   The family will be gathering at the nursing home later this afternoon for Christmas with hubby. He will get to see his three grandsons and catch up with them. 
   I have been going up and checking on him. He has a new friend who is having to move to a nursing home. They both know people in common so it gives them something to talk about. His family has kinda adopted hubby as part of theirs. We all set at the supper table last night visiting for a while. 
  I had to go to the city Monday for my mammogram. It rained all the way down and back. Everything was fine which I knew it would be. I was glad to be home because when the semi's passed you. It was hard to see. I don't know why people drive without their head lights. I had them on because it is a state law that if your windshield wipers are going, your head lights are to be on. 
  The baby quilt is progressing slowly, but I will get it done. Three days until my oldest will be home. We are all anxiously awaiting to see him especially three boys. They are already making plans on what they want him to do with them. Hopefully we can find the time to take a family picture which I would love to have. We haven't had one for quite a while. 
   Midnight mass is always a beautiful time of the year. We would go and then come home to eat together before heading home. Of course, you never slept late after the kids came because they were always sure to wake you up. I miss it, but I don't want to go by myself.
   It is getting better each year, but I still think of my dad who passed a way on Christmas Day. I have lit my candle for all of those in need and said my prayer for all of them. My list keeps growing, buy I don't have to worry about a fire because my candle  is battery operated. It looks so pretty with the flame flickering. 
   Whether you stay at home or traveling, be safe and have a wonderful Merry Christmas. I won't say don't eat to much because we always do with all of the cookies, candies, and other special food we only eat once a year. You know you have to have chocolates. 
   Enjoy family and friends and if you know someone who needs just a phone call to say Merry Christmas. Do it. It will make them feel good and you too  I need to run. I will be back . Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Are you Ready Yet??

The snow is coming down,and it looks like this outside this morning. I can't tell how much we have got, but they cancelled a lot of schools. Why can't people just slow down when the weather gets like this? The older two grandsons had school today. We haven't even got that much yet.
   My day will be spent working on a baby quilt. It is progressing better then I had thought. I didn't have one even started so it will take a little while. I never keep track of my time when I am making something because I know people wouldn't buy it that way.
   Yesterday I got to go to school for my grandson's program. They portray famous Missourian. They have their board about their lives and dressed as close to how they might have dressed during their time. My grandson was J. C. Penney founder of the J C Penny store.I stay until school was out and then took him home. The first thing he did when he got into the car was turn the electric seat on. He told me my car sure had a lot of bells and whistles. 
   We had to do the chores when we got to their house because he had basketball practice. They were to start a tournament tonight but I don't know if they will have it or it will be cancelled. 
   The only thing I helped with was taking care of the dogs. He did the rest and then we did his exercises because he has physical therapy tomorrow at Children's MercY Hospital. 
   The update on hubby is that he is stable for him. The portal vein in his liver is block for one thing and she did adjust some of the medications, but we have had 15 years since he first became sick. We are having Christmas Eve with him at the nursing home. All the kids will be there except our oldest who will be in the 27th for a few days which will really go fast. We have stretch Christmas over several days. We want to take a family picture while everyone is home. We haven't done that for quite a while.
   I thought my let it snow tea towel fit the day really well because that is what it is doing. My custom order is on their way to a new home in time for Christmas, They should arrive Friday. I still have a few Christmas cards to address, but shopping I took the easy way out and just got gift cards. 
   It was just a little of this and a little of that. Take care. Have a joyous season. Merry Christmas 

Monday, December 8, 2014

SAY A PRAYER TONIGHT


Say a prayer tonight for us that the ultra sound that they are doing tomorrow is still the same and that the liver hasn't got worse. I know that the blood work shows that a few more things are out of sink. 
I know that we have been fortunate for so very long since he first got sick. They changed to a new nurse practitioner at the nursing home from the one that I liked 
We won't know the results until we go back down the following week to see the doctor. I just hope  the weather holds. I know I have to be at the nursing home beore 7 to go with him. 
I thought I would show you the jewelry box that my 15 year old grandson made. It is made out of maple and cherry. I thought he did a beautiful job. He will sell it if you need a Christmas present for some one. His mom made two small baskets for a charity auction and they were surprised at what they sold for. One was 45.00 and the other 55.00. All total they made about $3000.00 for the charity.The items sold were all made by the woodworkers guild members. 
My craft shows are over and now I can just take care of my etsy shop. My chicken pattern has sold as quick as I get them done. The weekend was busy.My middle grandson's basketball team lucked out and won by 1 point. My youngest grandson got 3rd in the space derby at cub scouts. 
A few of them including my youngest grandson is ringing the bell at the mall next weekend for the Salvation Army.He did it last year. It is teaching them how to volunteer for their community service badge. 
Well I better close for tonight as I have to be up early in the morning. Take care.
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

YEAR FLYING

   It is the first day of December and you wonder just where has the year gone. It is as though you have blinked your eyes and the month is gone. It has been a trying year for me. I have made it with God's help.
   Thanksgiving was a busy day with spending time with the family at my Son's house. I had a lot of fun watching all three grandsons. We ate entirely to much. Have you seen the Ding Dong cake that was being posted on Face Book? Well my daughter made it. It was yummy, but she learned that her non-stick pans do stick. It was yummy anyway. Some of the meal was traditional, but some was not. 
    The afternoon was spent trying to get a Christmas list from the boys. We only buy for them. I am toying with the idea of giving them money to spend on what they want. They are getting so hard to buy for as they get older. They already have to much or it is out of my price range.
     I have been busy getting ready for my last Craft Show which is this next Sunday 9-3. Then a Christmas party after it across the street for the saddle club. 
     My bunny table runner is on it's way to a new home down under. Whatever of my new towels I don't sell at the craft show will be going into my etsy shop. 
     I am on my 4th towel since last Monday. Depending on the design how long it will take me to embroider it. My rooster, hen, and baby are coming along nicely. . 
    We will celebrate Christmas on the 24th at the nursing home, then Christmas Day more quiet, and then the 27th when my oldest comes home for a visit. If he had known sooner, he could have flown home for Thanksgiving, but he wasn't about to spend big bucks for only 4 days. He had a 4 day weekend.
    The boys are anxious as we all are. The younger two was helping feed the horses, walk the dogs with my son when I left to go to the nursing home. I spent the day at home yesterday. I needed to catch up on some rest.
   Well I wanted to let you know that I am still here. I will be busy for a few more days then I will try to get around to visit more. Have a wonderful day. Be careful shopping because we have those who like to take advantage of people and steal things that don't belong to them. I will take a day when someone can go with me if I really want to shop. 
Take care.
  

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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