Wednesday, September 17, 2014


     I have been missing for a few days. Just to many things going on in my life right at the moment. Dealing with hubby's eye problem. He has an eye that is blurring. They say the film that covers your eye has a bubble in it. They are talking about injections or worse case scenario is surgery, but would not be invasive. We meet with them the 24th. Of course, it makes you worry as if I don't have enough to worry about. 
    Horse show season is winding down. The rain has not helped us in that respect. I think the boys are going to one October 4th, but not positive. Their last one wasn't a bad day. Jake and his partner have won team barrels the last three shows for which we are very proud of them. He did his volunteer job of leading horses while kids rode this past Sunday. They do a good job in that respect. They had 4 horses there, but he did not have his own horse. He will be portraying Johnny Frye again for the Pony Express 5K run. Mom is having him a shirt and vest made so that they don't have to borrow one. 
    Matt figured a new way to open and close the gate for trail. He just lets Fergie use her nose. It is not the right way, but the judge gave him points for doing something different. Everybody was talking about him. Of course, they do anyway. You never know what he will do. You need to watch out if he has the camera taking pictures when you least expect it.
    The fingers have been very busy getting ready for the first fall craft show. It is suppose to rain and probably will because it is Southside's Fall Festival. It starts Friday and goes through Sunday. I don't know what this year will bring being it is the same time as the festival, but last year I had a nice day.  The parade is Saturday. Ethan's scout troop will have a float in it. It will be televised. I will have to watch it when it is reran later in the evening. 
    They wanted to have part of the craft show out on the church grounds, but I don't think that will happen. I am inside. I only do inside shows when I go because I don't tolerate the heat very good. Only now with some of the temperatures we are having with the damp weather, it can make arthur hurt. 
I don't know which is worse. 
   Depending on where you are at, it is raining today. It is only 64 and not suppose to warm up much more. You wonder if we are going to have an early winter. Some say that we are going to have a bad one, but you never know. I think sometimes they just guess at the weather. 
   I will try to pop in and out. I have been doing some reading, but not leaving comments. You all take care. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Taken by my niece while camping.
You don't need saddles to do grand entry do it bare back taken by MA Donaldson
    My niece and her husband went camping and this was one of the pictures that she took. I thought it was so pretty. 
   My day started off with another round of thunder and rain. At least we didn't have the wind and lightening. Just the heavy rain which made it hard to see if you were driving. I didn't do my errands until this afternoon when the sun came out. It warmed up to the 80's after starting in the 60's.
My Youngest grandson at the Royals
    You don't have to have a saddle to do the grand entry. Teenagers, you never know what they will do. We have several that either have their permit or driver's license. I don't  know if I am ready for that or not. I know that it makes me feel old. Hopefully the arena will dry enough that we can get both Saturday and Sunday in this coming weekend. Saturday is a fun show to help with therapeutics riders so they can have fun too. We will have raffles and other fun stuff to help so they can continue to let the kids ride. There is always one show for them. They will have their time with their helpers to be in the arena. 
My youngest grandson went to the Kansas City Royal's game. They might make it to the playoff's this year. It is the best that they have played in quite some time. They even had some games that they had sold out crowds. They were playing when the storm went through on Sunday evening.  I sure don't like those kind of storms. I just say lots of prayers. 
My middle grandson helping at the horse show taken by MA Donaldson
   My middle grandson didn't do games at the last show, but he wanted to help so he put the flags in the can for the flag race. He likes being out there and even help put the barrels in the arena for the barrel race. He may be little, but he has the muscles. He didn't really have the bruise that you would expect when Fergie bucked with him causing him to hit his saddle horn. The weekend is suppose to be cooler which I hope they are right, but we will wait and see if we get them in. 
   I spent the day with hubby and thought maybe I got things squared away, but I think I am partially getting lip service. I will give it a few days, but I am still not happy. I still think one is giving his meds with a med instead of water. I know it was given with orange juice that had the med mixed into it. Plus you don't give a diabetic orange juice to take his medication with. Why can't they just do the job like they are suppose to?
   Sending prayers to those in need. You can never have to many. I still think that is what has kept us going for so long. Hubby got sick in November 1999. Saying prayers that the right decisions were make. 
   You all take care and have a wonderful rest of the week. 

Monday, September 1, 2014


I thought I had better check in so that you knew I was still alive. I have just been a little busy with everything that is going on in my life. Hubby has been sick so needless to say I have been at the nursing home with him. Doctor appointment for me, horse show weekend, and a custom order to finish.
    We had a very stormy night with thunder, lightening, wind, and rain. Some lost their electricity and we have trees down in the city. I was lucky and didn't lose my electricity. I know I didn't sleep very good with the lightening sounding to close for comfort. After having lightening strike the house a long time ago, I have never slept good when we have that kind of a storm. I just pray alot. 
    At least we finally got a weekend of horse show done that had previously been rained out the 23rd and 24th of August. It was so hot on Saturday and the boys weren't showing so I took Matt with me. He got to spend the day with grandma. We went out for lunch which I let him chose. He wanted Rib Crib, surprised grandpa with a visit in the afternoon, he played games on my computer, and went to get ice cream before we with back to the horse arena. His ice cream was chocolate with a brownie chopped up in it with some chocolate fudge on top mixed in. He loves chocolate. I had what was called a very berry ice cream. It had strawberries, blue berries, and raspberries in vanilla ice cream. Yummy.
   Sunday was show day which grandma always loves watching. Matt showed them a new way to close the gate in trail. You let your horse use her nose to close the gate. Leave it to him. He got a first in western pleasure and in trail. He doesn't do games, but helped by putting the flag in the can for flags game. Brother and his partner got 1st in team barrels, 3rd in egg and spoon, and I didn't write down all of his times which I know that I should. It was a good time. Jake and Bailey did grand entry with Cleo and Fergie bare back. They just decided on the spur of the moment to do it that way. The horses were my grandsons and shows how good they can be. 
   Monday, I had to go to the city for a doctor appointment. Everything was o.k. except for cholesterol, he would really like for me to take meds for it, but I hate taking medications. I have to make up my mind what I am going to do. I didn't tell hubby because he would try to help me make up my mind. It has to be my decision. My Ekg was good and I had a good blood pressure after making the drive down.
   Hubby has been sick this past week, I think that it was because of how they were giving his medications. They had some that was giving them with a medication, plus his body is still trying to adjust to the new medication that is lowering his blood sugars and ammonia level. It is not use to them. Really and truthfully it was very unusual that he function as well as he had with them so high. I just know that I will take it further if I need to do so because giving him a medication for nausea doesn't tell us why he is getting sick. . 
  The fingers have been busy and have to stay busy so that they don't get stiff. It is a pain to get older. You are probably tired of this and that so I had better close. I am waiting for my oldest grandson to put a belt on my rider and then we are going to work in the yard. 
   Have a great day and enjoy what is left of a three day weekend. Take care. 

Monday, August 18, 2014


    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 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 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


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.