Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sunshine where are you?

 Sunshine, where are you today? Don't you know we want to see you instead of the rain and cool temperatures. We like it when it is in the 70's and wish it would stay that way, but we know it won't.The trees are mine that divide our two acres. The color was so pretty and I can just look out my back door.

The Taste of Home cooking show was fun. They held it in conjunction with the home show. The only part of the home show that was drawing a crowd was the bird show. Her owl was beautiful colored. She takes her shows to schools and other places to teach the children about the birds. 

Taste of Home show made a chili that looked yummy and it was. My daughter in law made it and had me to come for supper. We had hot corn bread to go with it. She,also, made some fruit muffins. She sent home what was left of the chili  and it was my lunch yesterday. I also, had one of the fruit muffins warmed up with coffee for my breakfast. They were yummy.

The fireplace makes me wish I had one and with the weather outside I would take my embroidery and curl up in front of it. Although I might not get much done because if I get toasty as my grandsons say I would probably take a nap.

My retirement isn't lasting long. I am starting a part-time job on Monday. It is only one day a week, but I will be helping a young lady who has ms. She does accounting and some days it flairs up. I will help her however I can, I don't want a full-time job, but this one will let me set my own hours of how I want to do it. They understand the situation with my hubby and it sounds like it might be a win -win situation. It will give me a little extra spending money and helps her. I can understand what she is going through. 

I think everything I have gone through with my hubby has made me more understanding of other people. You always see someone worse then your problems. 

We had another bad wreck on I-29 again last night involving 2 semi's and 4 cars. Serious injuries, but I haven't heard if anybody was killed or not. We had a wreck last week where the driver of the semi was killed. They just drive like idiots and tail gate. They don't believe in the speed limit. I called my daughter to make sure she had made it home o.k. It is a route she takes every day to and from work. I just say an extra prayer that she makes it home safely every day. 

People are already putting up their Christmas lights and trees this year. They start it earlier and earlier every year. When we did decorated it wasn't until after Thanksgiving. I am not ready to go shopping, but I do have a list of what the boys would like. 

I got to see my oldest grandson all dressed up in his FFA jacket, white shirt, tie, and dress pants. He does make a very handsome young man. He hadn't shown his mom his grade card, but he did after he showed it to me. His grades were very good. The FFA is selling fruit baskets. I am getting a small one. I am looking forward to Saturday. It is the craft show I do with my grandson every year. I don't know with him in high school how much longer he will do that. 

You all have a wonderful day. Take care.


Vickie said...

Shirley, I am so happy for you that you found a perfect fit job!

Beth said...

I think the part time job will work out perfectly for you. I also think the time out will be good for you!!

Debby said...

Oh the job sounds perfect for you. I am sure they are so glad to find someone caring and helpful like you.
How is your eye doing?
Yummy chili. I made some of my cheesy broccoli soup this week-end and taking the leftovers to my son. I cook it so long that you can't really see the veggies, hah.
I can't wait to hear about the show this week-end.
You take care and stay off that highway.
Our 70 here is like that. A bad accident almost every day.

Susie said...

Shirley, Good news about your grandson. I am not wanting to see old man winter yet myself. He can take his sweet time getting here. LOL. Most accidents are from just being careless...not car problems, but people problems. Take care and stay warm, xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Shirley- I am so happy that you found a part time job-it does sound like a win/win situation! Good for you. I just gave away my whole stack of Taste of Home magazines. I kept them for years and years and pulled all the recipes I wanted to keep and passed them along. I was glad to have that done.

That highway sounds terrible. We have one with a pretty high death toll here, too. People just in a rush and it always happens when we have a heavy fog.

Blessings to you. I hope your grandson continues to do craft shows with you even when he is in high school. xo Diana

Louise Michie said...

I am so glad you have picked up some part time work. It sounds ideal. But be careful about taxes. There are benefits in this type of employment but there are also traps that you need to be aware of too.
The photo of the trees is wonderful. Where I live the trees are evergreens.

Blondie's Journal said...

You have so much going on! I know you will do well in this job, you are a sensitive, caring person and the money will be good towards those Christmas gifts...it's creeping up on us!

The home show sounds like it was fun, owls have always made me curious, I would love to see one close up.

I hope we have a mild winter, accidents scare me and I always worry myself sick about my kids driving.


Kim said...

Your new job sounds perfect. I totally understand your thinking. Even when things are a disaster here I try to remember that they are people in a worse mess somewhere.