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. 
   

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Happenings

  I know I have been missing for a few days and I thought I would check in so that you know that I am all right. I lost my brother a week ago Tuesday and his funeral was last Friday. All of the brothers and sisters  were there excepting for one sister who has health issues which was good for ten of us. We have nine of us remaining.  It was hard but I made it through the day. Right now I am trying to be strong for my daughter-in-law who's father is in hospice. I have been helping her this week however she needs help whether with my two oldest grandsons or just to listen when she needs to talk. I can relate to what she is going through.
    I helped her get the car home from the shop last night and she made home made pizza for supper. Talk about something being yummy. Today was field trip day for my middle grandson. He was excited and where he was going they were even going to serve them lunch. He didn't give her any argument about going to bed last night. 
   It is always amazing how kids know what buttons to push to set their mom's off. The first horse show is about a week away. It is a fun show with games they even have a mystery race. That could be very interesting. 
   What should  the rules  be for kids to be able to go on field trips? If they have been a class interruption with being sent to the office, in school suspension, or out of school suspension, should the rest of the class be made to suffer in what they get to do for a field trip. Should they just continue to let them be a disruption. Thank goodness school is just about over. 
   It is going to be a different summer for me and for which I am very thankful. It will give me a change of scenery. One of the things we will be doing is go to the library so that he can do their reading program. We will get to spend time together that is the main thing. 
   I went to a kick ball game the other evening watching my youngest grandson play. Two cub scout packs got together for the game. There was only two rules. You could not throw the ball at the runners and to have fun. I don't think they kept score It was an enjoyable evening and the rain held off until it was over. The storms are out there for sure. I worried about my son who was in Oklahoma City this week especially after the tornado sirens and talking about the airport. I knew he was staying close to it, but he called to let mom know everything was all right. Prayers were answered. 
   Prayers to those in need because they do help us make it through the good and bad. They help us to remember that it is in god's hands. We are all god's children regardless of color, where we are from, and some people need to realize that. 
   All of you take care and have a good rest of the week. Hugs and Prayers to my blogging family.
 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This and That

  We have actually had a spring this year with so many beautiful flowers and trees. We have the yo-yo weather as far as the temperatures have been concerned, but today the sun is shining and going to be a beautiful day. The worse part is the allergies. They especially bother when people have their yards sprayed.
   I have been busy visiting the hospital and it isn't because of my other half. He is doing rather well at the present time for which I am thankful for. 
   My son-in-law is back on the road to recovery and starting cardio rehab. He is wanting to get back to work because he isn't used to watching other people do his yard work for him. He is use to going out the door to work and working in his garage. He hasn't been released to drive yet, but he is improving after have the 5 bypass open heart surgery. 
   My brother went back to the hospital after having another stroke. He ended up passing away yesterday. It is hard when you lose a family member, but I keep telling myself that he is in a better place after breaking his leg in 5 places between the knee and ankle. I know he had to be in pain because of that with the metal plate and pins in the knee and the rod from his knee to the ankle. He really did a number on his leg. He wasn't just dealing with that but he also had dementia. I always worried if he drove the car if he would be able to find his way back. As I told my nieces I didn't care if it was only to walmart he could get turned around. He has a special place for me because he took care of me when I was little changing my diaper. I was the littlest when I was born because of being a twin, but my twin didn't make it. I am still the smallest of the brothers and sisters. He was 83 years young and they would have been married 59 years. I am just sad that it was on their wedding anniversary that he passed away. He always loved teasing the kids and all of my brothers enjoyed teaching them some of the things I would have sooner they hadn't but it gave them memories of an Uncle and brother who served his country during the Korean conflict in the Army. All of my brothers excepting one served our country and the only reason he didn't was because having a family including a son. 
   They say they can see my other half when he wears his neon yellow  sweatshirt that I just bought as a joke. I really didn't think he would like it.The picture is one of my latest.
    In just about 18 days I will be hanging as my grandson says with him. I am looking forward to it. His big brother will be working as much as possible because he wants to get him a vehicle when he turns 16 which is in June. He has to pay half of what it cost. The one that he found at first was over his budget, but they may have found one. 
     Sorry for the long post but that is what has been going on in my life at the present time. Take care. 
  




Thursday, April 23, 2015

Trying day

  Today has been one of those days that I wish I had stayed in bed. Have you ever had people blame others instead of admitting they dropped the ball and didn't do their job properly? 
It is always someone  else's fault.
  I get very frustrated when I get lip service telling me what they think I want to hear instead of doing the job that they are suppose to do. 
  I have to make up my mind how I want to deal with it. I don't like being a complainer or bitch about everything. I just want people to do their job to the best of their ability. I was always taught if you had a job whether you liked it or not you did it to the best of your ability. O.k. I just need to say that and get it off my chest. 
   Yesterday was a busy day for me. I stopped by the nursing home to see hubby, then picked up my oldest grandson at school so he could help my daughter get her yard mowed, ended up taking my youngest grandson bowling for his mom. Her hubby got his stitches out yesterday and the doctor said he was doing good. He will be starting cardiac rehab. It will just take a while to get back on his feet. It is not something that will happen over night or in a week. It is just hard to do nothing when you are so use to working every day and you aren't one who likes to sit around. 
   My youngest grandson is very smart for his age with everything that he has gone through with his dad. He wanted to know if his grandfather uses a pen to take his insulin and how many times a day. He told me all about how his dad did his. He talked about his open heart surgery and he is only nine. It is amazing what they can comprehend at such a young age. He asked his dad if he needed anything before he went bowling.
   I am just glad that I am able to help out and do for the kids. It gives me other things to think about and I enjoyed watching him bowl. He likes to do it. He got three strikes while I watched. He is learning. I  also watched some of the high school kids bowl. Some of them were pretty good. 
   I am going to spend the afternoon of running some errands. I am not going back to the nursing home. I was there this morning for a family care planning meeting. 
   I didn't take the picture of the sunset. It is the Missouri River, but I don't know the location. I just know that I liked it. 
   My brother went to a nursing home. I know it will be a while before he is allowed to put any weight on his leg. I keep praying for him, but I really feel that he is in the best place. It will allow his wife to recuperate because of her trying to take care of him with his dementia before he broke his leg and suffered a stroke. It is very trying when you are a care giver. It can be very emotional  and cause tears when you see things that you wish was different even though you know that it is for the best. Just take every day you are given and pray for the best.
   Well enough of this and that. I am still here just busy. Hugs and Prayers to all of those in need. Take care

Saturday, April 18, 2015

What a Week

What a week this has been or maybe I should say the last two weeks. First my son-in-law is progressing in  his recuperating at home. It has been a learning experience for everybody involved. My daughter has been at home with him getting things adjusted. My youngest grandson is amazing in wanting to help. He takes and gets dad something to drink or checks on him if he needs anything. He tells his mom if dad is awake or sleeping.
   I thought maybe things would settle down, but then my next to the oldest brother fell and broke his leg five places between his knee and ankle. He had surgery and he has had a stroke. They were moving him to a nursing home today to recuperate. He is not allowed to put weight on his leg for three months at least. I haven't heard if he has any effects from the stroke. He also has dementia. It is the pits as we get older and one of my saying is that we are falling apart at the seams. 
  It is a rainy stormy day here. You can hear the thunder rumbling down here. I just don't like lightening. We got my grass cut, but not the weed eating. We won't be doing that today. Plus my oldest grandson is going to help my daughter cut her yard this summer. He has several people wanting his help so he is going to have a busy summer He is going to help build another fence and actually get paid for helping. He will be putting up hay and who he works there for is also teaching him to drive a tractor. He is trying to save money for a vehicle because he turns 16 in June. He has to help pay for the vehicle whatever it will be.
     The arena fence is done excepting for hanging the gates and capping the post. It looks so much better and will be so much nicer to see that is for sure. The season is looking good and I am looking forward to watching the boys show this year. We have some other things that need to be done and you never please everybody that wants to give advice but don't want to help. I guess it is that way in a lot of organizations. 
    It is a good day to stay home and embroidery I think. I have been making some tea towels and then I need to get another baby quilt done. My last two have sold before I even got them finished, but that is good. It makes me feel good. 
    I will have a family care planning meeting this week. There is a couple of things that I want to discuss with them which probably won't make them happy, but then they are suppose to be doing there job. I think maybe the issue with one of his meds is resolved hopefully. I will be getting a letter from the insurance company if it is and it better not just be lip service. 
    The flowers are so pretty right now and the lilacs are trying to bloom. They all smell so good, but doesn't help the allergies. 
    Have a great day and take care.   

Friday, April 10, 2015

This and That

  The lighting wasn't the best but I promised to show you my quilt when I got it finished. It is already sold and gone to a new home. I thought I would be adding it to my etsy shop, but it sold before I even had a chance which suited me just fine. 
  I was happy with where it went. I know that it will have a special meaning for the person who is going to be receiving it. 
   The following was what I won from my friend Paulette over at BeeBee's  who makes all of the pretty felt pins. I got it in time for St. Patrick's day. 
   Today was a good day because of my sil got to come home from the hospital today. He is progressing that is the main thing. The doctor told him he could lay around and walk at home in the house as good as in the hospital. Normally they keep them longer, but they didn't him.
   It turned off pretty today after the stormy weather that we have been having. It basically went around us for which I am happy about. We got some hail with what we did get, but nothing like some of the areas got. 
   Five more panels to be welded and the  horse arena fence will be done and ready for the paint. It has come together nicely and everybody is looking forward to our new arena. It will really be looking good when it is painted. It will look better even if we don't get it painted before show season starts.
   I keep saying prayers for those that have gone through the horrible storms, sickness, and job problems. Nothing in life is simple anymore and  some things are more challenging. Some how we always manage to find the strength to get us through, but it does cause some sleepless nights with worrying about it. I do that quite often, but then I have learn to trust God to help me find a way. I know that I have to keep my hands very busy right now. 
   Well I need to call it a day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Where the weekend go

    I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Our celebration was a little different then the traditional celebration,
   First, my son-in-law had open heart surgery today. They did 5 by-passes so we continue to ask for your prayers. They lost one of their dogs on Friday so it wasn't quite like they wanted to have Easter. My daughter is trying to keep a normal routine for my youngest grandson while his dad is in the hospital.
   We did celebrate Easter and our oldest son's birthday on Friday. He had to go back after spending a week here at home on Saturday. He was a baby sitter on Friday spending time with his three nephews. He was tired after being with them so that the girls could do some shopping. It didn't seem like he should be 50  years old. The boys hunted Easter Eggs that evening at our son's house. We had hamburgers on the grill, pasta salad, broccoli and cauliflower salad, relishes, devil eggs, and strawberries and angel food cake just to name part of it. That is the menu my oldest wanted for his birthday. My daughter-in-law tries to do for him as he doesn't get home that often. Today he was suppose to be headed back to Texas to work. I don't know how long he will be there.
   The picture is of our 15 year old grandson welding on the new arena fence. They have just 5 panels left to go. He had welding in his shop class in school. , plus one of the others that makes his living welding helped give him some more pointers. He learns very quickly. Of course grandma likes to brag on the boys. He reminded me today that we have 35 days until the first horse show. 
   I spent the day with him and his brother while they were out of school. They had dental appointments so I took them and their mom met me there after she got off work. I was ready to come home after the day of running around. The weather was cold and drizzly all day. It doesn't help the back when it is that kind of weather. 
     I did eat lunch with hubby on Easter at the nursing home. They had a nice lunch for the ones who were there. It was an enjoyable day with the sunshine and warmer. 
    Today was the home opener for the Kansas City Royals. They won. I bet it was rather chilly sitting there watching the game. It never did really rain, just drizzly and foggy. It was just enough to make you run your windshield wipers. 
    I will try to keep you up dated with our family. All prayers are greatly appreciated. Take care. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Prayers Please

Hi Friends, Just a short post tonight asking for your prayers. My son-in-law is in the hospital,  His blood work shows that he has had a heart attack. They are running test to see what kind of damage there is. They know for one thing already that he has a blockage at the bottom of his stent that they put in when he had his first heart attack. As I told my daughter, they will be silent with him being a diabetic. My youngest grandson is at his other grandparents house staying with them while mom stays at the hospital. 
    The only thing at the moment is that our oldest has made it home and I had supper with him this evening. It was good seeing him. Tomorrow I am going to take my oldest two grandsons to get their hair cut. for their mom. 
    My quilt is finished and will be going to it's home on Friday, but I have to figure a different way to load pictures because I keep getting told that my c drive is full. I have to try to make some room and I have got to figure out how, but that is the least of my concerns at the present time. 
    Take care .

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring???

   My magnolia tree before the really cold got it and turned it brown. It has taken a lot of work, but I have finally got some of the things with the new computer program the way that I liked them. I am not sure that I like this program that this computer has on it. It is definitely different. 
   The weekend hasn't been like I have planned it. . I have spent the majority of the day in bed after being up sick last night. The flu bug finally caught up with me to where I was almost to the point I wanted to move a pillow and blanket in the bathroom and sleep there for the night. I haven't been sick like that for a long time. I have managed to keep everything down that I have ate today. Thank goodness. 
   My oldest grandson got to put his welding skills that he learned in school to practice today. He welded four panels up at the horse arena. They are going to work again tomorrow on the fence. They have got to get it ready for the show season which will be here before they are ready.
   My oldest is on his way home for a few days so he can take care of some things such as drivers license renewal. They weren't going to let him come home until he told them that his license was about to expire.  He has to have it as one of the identifications to get him on the job site.  He has been working in Texas so I am assuming that is where he is going back to  I just know the time will pass much to quickly. My quilt has just a little left to do on it.   It will be going to a new home so I won't even get to put it in my etsy shop. I may have another one to do. She is suppose to be getting back with me. It has taken longer then I liked, but it got to changing colors to much when I was working on the bear. 
   I feel like I am getting to old to have to learn new things, but then you learn something new about every day. We have had some really nice weather then it has gone back the other way. I have seen snow in April before . They said we were to get some last night, but I don't think that we did. 
    I need to take a few more me days. They have got hubby a new curved spoon. It seems to be working so that he gets his food in his mouth instead down his front. 
   Well I am going to call it a night and go back to bed. They say I should feel much better in a couple of days. I shall see Take care.
   

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

No Pictures

Hi Friends, I am working with a new computer program and I haven't got the bugs worked out yet. I am just about to the point to where I want to shove the computer in the river. I didn't really want to spend any more money on it, but I may have to find a way to fit it in my budget. It is just irritating. We have had stormy weather the last two days and on the cool side. We had hail last night when the storm came through. Looking out the window it was bigger then pea size. I don\t really know how much we got. It rained on me all the way home from the nursing home. The closer I got to home the harder it rained. It never did reach the 50's like they were forecasting.
    We had such a beautiful weekend  with the wonderful weather. My magnolia tree is going to freeze because we are to get down to 28 one night this week. It wouldn't be normal if it didn't  because we normally have it happen  every other year. Last year it was beautiful. I will be glad when this month is over. 
     My baby quilt is sold before I even get it finished. I will try to show you a picture. I have just a little left on it to do. I haven't been able to get my printer to work nor have I been able to load pictures yet. I will keep trying. Maybe my grandson will be able to get it accomplished for me, but he is busy right at the moment. 
      The new fence is going up at out horse arena and it is really going to look nice when we have it done. After they get  all the panels set, it will be time to paint. The last report I had they were going to have white fencing and blue gates. Our sign designating out arena is white with the blue lettering. They have done a lot of work and hopefully it will bring more people to show their horses. 
     It is almost time for Spring break. The weather isn't cooperating very good this year for it.  My youngest grandson has strep throat so grandma is staying clear right at the moment. They have it in the schools. Why do people send their kids to school sick? He got sick at school and they thought he had the flu. They took him to urgent care and found out differently. I just want them to all be healthy for Easter so the family can be together. 
    Hope you all are doing well. Take care and watch out for the bad weather with the storms. It is that time of the year.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rainy Day


  The past weekend was a busy weekend for our family with the blue and gold banquet here in town and  the State 4H Horse judging contest in Columbia, Missouri. My oldest grandson is the only boy in the group and they were awesome. They not only won first at state, but they are sending teams to Nationals later this year. 
   My grandson is an alternate. We are so proud of them. The senior team and junior team both got 1st. It is quite an accomplishment. This summer the older kids are going to be spending time judging horses at the shows when they aren't showing their horses. 
   We had rain yesterday and it is raining again today. I think it is a good day to have a "me" day. It is only in the 30's and makes the bones hurt. 
   Did you all have a good St. Patrick's Day? I had my corn beef and cabbage even taking part of it to my hubby at the nursing home. What I had for my lunch was much to big for me to eat and it was even bought for me which was  a nice surprise. 
   Tonight is my middle grandson's school program. Grandma is going to go and watch him. I always enjoy watching my grandchildren in whatever they do. The oldest's school had an FFA competition at their school . So Fergie and Cleo got to go to school for the horse judging part, we joked about them getting some education. Dad took the day off to pull the horse trailer.
    Sunday evening I went to their house for supper. Steak on the grilled, with the potato dish that I like. The potato dish is potato, sweet potato, onion, and bacon cook on the grill. Needless to say supper was yummy. They could have done hot dogs on the grill and it would tasted good. We all like food on the grill in the summers months or even during other times. 
    The smoke smell was bad when I came home because of a huge grass fire. We have had so many the last feel days. Why would you do what was suppose to be a controlled burn when the wind was really blowing? It is beyond me. If you had breathing problems, it could have caused some problems. Have you heard of fires jumping a river? Some even had to evacuate their homes. There have been other fires besides the grass fires. 
    My oldest grandson has got accepted to go to Hillyard's Technical School this next year. He is going to be taking mechanics so that he can work on things. He wants to rebuild his other granddad's old truck. I think it will be quite an accomplishment if he can do it. He is mechanical and likes to see what makes things run. He is like his dad in that respect. I can remember him taking things apart to see how they worked. 
    I need to get back on a custom order. My red tractor will be going to a new home as soon as I get the lettering done. Have a good day.
    

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday

     It has been a very trying week with me and very stressful  dealing with issues with my hubby. It was not a good day at the doctor's office nor when I got back to the nursing home. To read in the report sent to the doctor that they had said I did something that I did not do  made my blood pressure boil. The doctor let me read what they sent. I won't go into it, but needless to say there has been a lot of conversations going on. Hubby met his new doctor at the nursing home yesterday that will be taking over his care as of the first of month. He liked him so maybe some of the stress will be leaving my life for a while at least. I know I have felt like I have been on a roller coaster ride. 
     I am looking forward to the weekend. Grandma needs a grandma fix. It is the blue and gold banquet and time with my youngest grandson. My oldest grandson goes to contest this weekend. He is looking forward to it. I just hope that he does good. It is getting closer to time for show season and I know that I am looking forward to it. Watching the kids whether they are mine or the ones that have adopted me as their grandmother I enjoy watching them ride their horses. I just enjoy being around them and listening to their conversations. They all have one thing in common and that is horses. 
     I have my quilt getting close to being finished.  I made a few minor changes to it in places. I took a couple of days away from it, but I am back to working on it. 
    We have had beautiful sunshine with the temperatures in the 70's the last few days and it has felt so good to sit in the sun where the wind didn't hit you. It helped the achy bones. It made you feel better.
    It will soon be St. Patrick's day. The parade in town is going to be this Saturday. The green will be out in full force and I heard that the local television stations was going to broadcast it live. We will be having the Apple Blossom Parade that is usually in May. More signs of Springs, the robins, and my trees starting to get buds. We are going to be cooling back down, but they say only in the 50's. Just maybe we will have a Spring this year. 
   Well I need to run a few errands. Have a great weekend. 
  

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sun Shine

    The sun is shining this morning and we are having a heat wave today. We are to get in the 50's believe it or not. Can you believe that we are to have 70's this next week? I can't wait. I would like to open the windows and air the house if we make it to there. I pray for all those that have had the bad weather and think about when all the snow melts there will probably be floods. Mother Nature hasn't shown any favoritism this year for sure. Places that don't really understand snow and ice have had to deal with it this year. I know some traveling didn't plan on their drive taking them longer to reach their destination. The southern route you aren't suppose to see the snow and ice, but that wasn't the case this year. Hopefully we don't skip spring and go directly into summer this year.
    Last night was my youngest grandson's music program. They combined the 2nd and 3rd grade and really did a good job. He had a part that he had to tryout for and did a really good job. Very proud of the him. They always have their programs at the mall because they don't have a big enough gym to handle their programs at school.
   Spring is getting closer and I know that we are all anxious for it to arrive. We want the warmer weather. It also means the kids can get outside to play in the sunshine. My oldest two grandsons will be riding their horses more.
   I don't know about you, but there is so much sickness going around this year and the flu vaccination was really for nothing in my opinion. It is the first year that I didn't get the flu shot and I am glad that I didn't. I have managed to stay pretty healthy even going to visit the nursing home I didn't get sick like they were. I prayed a lot that I wouldn't. I continue to pray for all of those in need whether it is because of the devastating weather,sickness, or whatever they need a pray for. You can never have enough and it gives you the strength to help you get through the rough times. 
   If your parents are still alive, call them, visit them, because you will wish later that you could do that very thing. You might get mad at them at times. I know that when I was growing up my parents allowed us kids to argue and voice our opinions from the time we got up until we went to bed. We didn't want to get into fights because that is when they would step in and you didn't want that. They would also tell us what they thought about whatever. At least we weren't told to shut up because we didn't know what we were talking about like some do to kids today. We didn't have all of the fancy things, but we had love. I know we didn't have a television until I was a senior in high school. Families spent more time together.
   Have a wonderful day and if you have sunshine enjoy it. 
 
  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Arrived

    March has arrived with snow on the ground. We only have about 20 days until the first day of Spring. Are you ready?? I know that I am more than ready. I am tired of dressing in layers. I want to be able to wear something besides jeans and long johns. We had snow yesterday that started earlier then they said, but we didn't get what they thought we would so far. A possibility of more today, but I hope not. I haven't decided if I want to try to go see hubby or not. I am playing it by ear that is what I like telling him. He is fine with that. 
   Do celebrate St. Patrick's? We would have our Corn Beef and cabbage. I still will have that, but I won't fix it here at home. Do you wear your green on that day. I have my shamrock pin that I like to wear.
   Candles are lit for those in need of prayers today. We always read about people who are worse than we are or goint through troubling times in their lives. At Christmas time, the gentleman who brought communion to the nursing home gave me a battery operated candle. I use it when I say prayers for those on my list which seems to keep growing. I know that prayer is what has kept me going and gives me strength to do what is necessary. Making decisions for other peoples lives is not easy because you always second guess yourself. I just keep reminding myself that he is still alive even though he will be living in a wheel chair. 
   My next project that I am working on is a baby quilt called Baby Blocks which I hope will look like the picture. It is getting close to being done. I have worked on it and then laid it aside while I made tea towels and other items that I needed worse especially if there was a craft show coming up that I thought I might go to.
 just finished a custom order of three horses tea towel that will be going to a new home on Monday hopefully. I decided I am going to try to finish some of the things that I have laying around the house partially done.   
    We have a doctor appointment with the liver doctor a week from Monday. To see if they are going to change anything with his medications. He keeps telling me he is tire of taking all of the meds. They have to be sure he is eating before they give them to him or he gets sick.
   They let him sleep in late this morning. They must have thought he needed it. He said that he was late to breakfast. 
   I just wanted to check in with you and try to catch up with a few more friends before I go back to my needle and thread. Take care, stay warm, and please be safe if you have to get out.