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.