Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happenings at my House

 Fall is in the air with the cooler temperatures at night warming up during the day. They are already thinking about Halloween and what they want to be. If they are going trick or treating, which isn't really that far away. The time is flying and I don't really know where it has gone. 
As of the first of October, hubby will have been in the nursing home a year. A year of roller coasters for me, with job ending, going into forced retirement, eye surgery the other eye surgery being scheduled as I
 write this blog. I have 20/30 vision in my left eye. Typing is a little fun so I wear my glasses with one lens popped out. I have the border on one tea towel to finish and then just one left to do on my custom order. 
The picture is a little far away, but Matt is trying to get Fergie to kick the ball between two cones in a trail competition. He accomplished that and they got first place. He has been riding brother's horse since he was thrown from his. This was the last horse show of the season. I kinda miss going to watch the kids ride. 
The kids carrying our flags are Miss Baylee, the queen, Miss Emmlie, the princess, and my grandson Jake. He has carried the flags several times this summer. It gives you a great sensation when you see the kids doing that. 
School has been in session a month and it makes you wonder where the summer has gone. Of course, I had my oldest grandson helping me most of the summer, which was fun. I still hear about how I spoiled him. Isn't that what grandparents are suppose to do?
My youngest grandson is playing fall ball. He is going to be grandma's babysitter when I have my right eye surgery. He didn't want me to come home the last time. I told him I would be back. 
We have lots of things to do this weekend. The Southside fall festival .the LeBlond carnival is here, plus music fest down town. The southside festival is full of entertainment with lots of crafts. I want to go one day, but I am not sure that I will get to do it. LeBlond is our catholic high school. 
Well it is time I need to head up to see hubby for the afternoon. Take care and I will eventually get caught up with you.


Vickie said...

I hope the other eye goes very smoothly Shirley. And soon too!

Debby said...

I am glad that one of your surgeries is over. Good luck with the next. Did they put you out when they did the surgery. I have a cyst that needs removed from my eye. They tried to just prick it but it came back. Not sure if they will put me to sleep for that. Have a fun week-end. Hope your hubby is doing well.

Kerrie said...

God Bless with the other surgery! You are right on the ball today posting! Loved the pictures of the kids on horseback. I know you enjoy them so much! Sending hugs and prayers, Kerrie

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad your vision is improving and will be glad when your second eye is done and that is all behind you.
I am glad that you had your grandson around to spoil this summer, too! Love all your pictures of your grand kids. I know how proud you are of them- xo Diana

bj said...

Glad one surgery is over, at least. My prayers that the next one will go great.
I love love going to much fun.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Dear Shirley...It is always so good to hear from you! Thank you for visiting me!
I am glad you are getting your eye surgery done and out of the way...I can't have cataract surgery right now as I learned in April I have Macular Degeneration. In the L. eye I have what is called Wet Macular Degeneration and the treatment is a monthly shot in the eye. Not fun even though they numb the eye. The worst part is the cleaning of the eyeball before the shot with a q-tip...
I enjoy all the pictures of your family and I love going to our grands events when we are visitng them.
Love to you...
♥ Jil
PS I so enjoy my towels from you and really love the pink scrubber you sent to me! ♥ ♥

Vicki said...

Hi, Shirley,
You have had a lot going on in your life. I hope your eye surgery goes well. I know your family will take good care of you. Your grandchildren are fortunate to have such a caring and involved grandmother. Enjoy your retirement, my friend. Love and hugs to you~Vicki

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Shirley- I'm so glad that your surgery went well-- I'm up for the same thing soon-- it's no big deal right?????

Bless your heart- your year has really been up and down. It must be so hard to be separated from your husband-- you're so dedicated to visit him as you do.

I hope things settle down a bit for you--
Sending love-
Ps- email me about the surgery. I'm such a chicken!

Melody Brown said...

Hi Shirley! Glad things are ok and you are definitely in my thoughts.
Love the decor. And those embroidery digitals....make copies, ptint them out and then take carbon paper or transfer paper and take a pen to draw over the lines on the fabric.
hope you're doing well tonight. And, remember to come by my blog for Wednesday Rednesday

Susie said...

Shirley, You know I am prayer for your eye surgeries to be a total success. I loved all your photos. The porch is perfect and ready for fall. Those kids really know how to handle the horses. Love it. xoxo,Susie