Wednesday, October 30, 2013


 I have been a little busy lately with getting ready for another craft show. I went to one last Saturday. The two pictures were part of my tea towels, pillowcases, bibs, just to name a few. I sold a little, but not like the show before.

My grandson with his birthday Lego set. It was over 700 pieces and he never stopped until it was built. He built it in one evening after they got home. He has such an imagination and you never know what is going to be built next. 

I have another craft show in a couple of weeks, but this Saturday, my daughter, daughter-in-law and I are going to the Taste of Home Cooking Show here at our civic arena. It will be a lot of fun. The last one showed us how to make upside down apple pie. They made one of those and it was good. They both like to cook.

Today was a rainy, stormy, day to be on the road, but I had to get my mammogram done, plus take care of some other things. It is the pits when you have a bank account compromised and you have to close the account and then change all of your information again. At least they didn't get any money. I have a very good idea of who it is, but proving it is another problem. They will get caught one of these days. I am a firm believer in that.

I did meet with the doctor yesterday and discuss some things with her about my hubby.  His ammonia level is still not where it should be. They thought his stomach problem was because of what he was eating and just gaining weight. No, it is not., but he couldn't get into his size 38 waist pants. I want things checked out. His mother had stomach cancer and I just want to know if it because of the liver problem or what.  I know in the past they have drained fluids off his stomach and was told they may have to do that every so often.
They were suppose to do an ultrasound on my hubby today, but for some reason it did not get done. I will have to check on that tomorrow when I go up. I was to exhausted when I got home. Part of the time you were driving where you could hardly see the road. It was very nerve racking and it is a state law you drive with your lights on in this kind of weather, but you would be surprised how many don't. They drive like idiots and it is no wonder there are wrecks.

Who would believe our Kansas City Chiefs are 8-0 after last year? It is amazing that is for sure. We keep track of my hubby's cousin's college team who is 8-0, and where I went to college who is also 8-0. 

 Well it is getting late, I will try to catch up with you all. Take care and Happy Halloween.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Weekend

Isn't it a beautiful picture? No I did not take it, but I can see going for a walk across the bridge on a beautiful fall afternoon.  Can't you? I just wish my pictures looked like that.
The weekend was so busy, but we couldn't have asked for a better day. Pictures will be coming when I get them from the kids. They took pictures all afternoon and the ceremony was even video. Our daughter wasn't use to her ipad, but I can't wait to see it. 
Hubby found out that his clothes does not fit at the present time. We tried his biggest pair of dress pants, but they just would not work. I didn't think that they were going to. I think he is retaining fluid on his stomach, but I haven't got anyone else to answer my questions about that.  

One of the cute things that happened, when father was going to bless us with holy water, the two youngest grandsons came up standing on each side and blew bubbles over our head. It worked and was a precious moment that we will remember for along time.  I have a bouquet of fall flowers and a bouquet of white roses that I carried as I walked down the isle to my hubby. Father said we could kiss all during the ceremony that would keep people awake. He did a wonderful job.
Then on Sunday before going to see hubby, I went to a spaghetti dinner that my youngest grandson's boy scout troop was having. It was enjoyable and I got to meet some of their friends. 

The eyes are doing good and I will get prescription reading glasses in three weeks when I go down for a follow-up.  I am going to go by myself. I haven't driven twice after dark and had no problems so I will try again. 
Have a wonderful week. Take care

Friday, October 18, 2013

50 Years

50 Years Ago
50 years is a milestone that if you had told us we would reach I would have told you that it would take a miracle with the roller coaster ride the last few years have been with the ups and downs. We truly believe that god has been there every step of the way for us. To give us the magical steps to succeed, when we really didn't think it was possible. 
We have learned to appreciate every day we have been given because you definitely don't know what tomorrow will bring. Saturday is the day that we were married on a beautiful fall day frost that morning, but warmed up enough to be able to sit outside at the reception which was held at his parents house. 

We are the only ones in our group that are still married. My sister, who was my maid of honor's husband has passed away and my bridesmaid who married our groomsman got divorced, he has since passed away. Our best man lives on the west coast. We took our vows very seriously and are renewing them. They will just bless my rings because they have not came off my hand other then to have them cleaned or to check the mountings. They have a very sentimental meaning. 

We love traveling this time of the year because of the fall color. Alot can change in 50 years the hair becomes grayer, but I refuse to pay the money to change the color. 

I hope to have pictures to post after tomorrow which will really be a big day for us. The kids and grand kids are having a reception and we are renewing our vows afterwards during mass. 

Good news on my eye surgery, at the present time I have 20/20 vision. I will go back in three weeks to check the vision and be fitted with reading glasses. It is amazing what you can see that you didn't see before. It is a kid in the candy shop. I am sorry for a long post, but I just thought I would touch base. Thank you for all of your prayers, e-mails, and good wishes. Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

THE Big Day

The weather has been beautiful today, but if the weatherman is right we will be driving in the rain when I go Monday for my eye surgery. The nurse asked when she called with my instructions if I was a little anxious. I guess you could say I get a little more so the closer that it gets, but knowing that it will make a big difference in my vision makes it all worthwhile. 
I went to the Pumpkin Fest today before I went to the nursing home. I was on a mission to get peach and apple cobbler that they made in the dutch oven. If I could have figured out how to get the ice cream there with out melting, we would have it on top. It was yummy without the ice cream. I gave dad his choice of which one he wanted. He chose the peach so I had the apple. It was crowded with a lot of little ones running around and I did look at some of the crafts. 
I will probably stop by in the morning before I go to the nursing home. It will be the last day for a couple of days until I can drive again. We will talk on the phone which we do each night before we go to bed. I always hate when I just can't go out and go wherever I want to go. My grandson is ready to take care of grandma. I get his lower bunk bed again.
The plans for our 50th wedding anniversary is mushrooming for next Saturday the 19th.  Not only will the kids have a reception for us at the nursing home, but we are going to renew our Wedding vows. There is 5 at mass today with their heads together making plans of how that is going to happen. I have a wedding planner and how much fun it will be. Father is looking forward to doing the mass for us on our special day.  They told us to trust them not to worry it would be a wonderful day. They have helped push him in the wheelchair when I had my last eye surgery. They make you feel very much a part of it. 
The temperature is dropping this evening. It is already down to 49 degrees. You definitely know it is the fall of the year and the days are flying by. 
Have a wonderful weekend. Take care. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This and That

 The sun was going down and I thought it was so pretty. I am not usually outside when this happens very often. The month of October is almost half gone. I don't know where it is going, but it is sure going fast. The weather reminds us that it is truly fall with the cool temperatures in the morning and warmer temperatures in the afternoon.  

It will probably rain this weekend because of all of the activities going on. We have the pumpkin fest where the club is selling home-made cobbler made in their dutch
 oven over their open fires. I know every show that we had where they did it they always sold out. I don't know if they will have the ice cream or not. They light the wall of pumpkins tomorrow night which is always impressive with all of the different face cravings. It is homecoming for our college and my grandson's school. The high school parade will be Friday with the college parade on Saturday.
Momma doesn't usually ride, but this is one day she got to. You can tell how cool it was, but by afternoon it warmed up a little .

One of my Christmas towels found a new home. It was fun to do and the hands are keeping busy. My eye surgery is Monday and I can't wait until it happens. I hope I have as good as vision as my left eye. 

I went out and met the school bus this week one day for my son. He is layed off at the moment because of the government shut down. My middle grandson doesn't usually get to ride the bus home, but has been while dad was home. They won't leave them unless they see someone is there to meet them. Big brother doesn't get home until later. So grandma helped out. He is getting to eat as much as brother. He was hungry when he got home. He had him some brisket that dad smoked, a piece of marble cake, and I don't know what else. He was happy because he had control of the remote because no one else was home. If it had been just a little longer, I thought he was going to go to sleep. 

My oldest grandson and I are going to do our craft show together in November. We always have fun. He said he would have to get busy and make some new things.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Got A Date

 Hooray!Hooray! My right eye surgery is scheduled for the 14th of this month. I could have had it a little sooner, but needed to work around my daughters work schedule. I am hoping it does as well as my left which I have 20/30 vision. After I get this done, I will have to take a new drivers test to get the restriction off my license. I just have to do the vision part. 

Tonight was my youngest grandson's music concert at the mall. It was compose of the 2nd and 3rd graders with some of the third graders having a speaking part and they did really well. It was a Dr. Seuss theme and you could tell which they like the best plus the type of music. 
I did not take my fall picture. It caught my eye with the sun setting.
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Meet my niece's baby that came early. He is growing and mommy's blood pressure came down to where she got to go back to work. He is such a cutey and is growing. If she had gone full term, he would have been a big baby. I am hoping the blood pressure stays under control. 
This month has very special meaning for us besides my eye surgery. The biggest thing will be our 50th wedding anniversary. More about that when the time gets closer. We have birthday's, our daughter's wedding anniversary, and getting everything in order for winter. 

I pray for the families being affected by the mess in the Washington. There is already an effect being felt for the new Obama Care. My hubby's roommate fell and broke his hip. He has been waiting for two weeks to be taken to the hospital. The excuse today was the ambulance got lost. Have you ever heard of anything so crazy? Because of the type of insurance he has they have to use a certain transportation company.
Besides riding his horse, they took his picture. I really liked it, but then I am partial. 

I have been lucky to win two drawings. I will be posting pictures of those later. 
We had rain today and then it got in the 80's. How much rain depended on where you were located. I just didn't really care about the thunder and lightening especially when it sounded close to the house.  I am not ready for the 30's and 40's that we are suppose to get down to this weekend. I just don't want to see snow yet, but I have seen it this early in the year.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October is Here

 First, no I did not take the picture of fall colors. It just makes me wish that I was going somewhere that this would be the scenery that I would be seeing as I drove through the countryside. I miss the drives that we use to take with no particular place in mind. Just get in the car and go. We were married in the fall of the year which is like the weather we are having right now. It is cool in the morning and warms up in the afternoon. We set outside at the nursing home for a while so we could talk without being overheard. They finally came to help him stand for a little while. He spent two days in bed last week. They first thought it was the flu, but they did all kinds of blood work. I still haven't been able to find out everything I would like to know about that.
My oldest grandson got to be the Pony Express rider for the Pony Express 5K-10K Run that was held last Saturday. He got to start the race which I was so proud of him. Fergie, his horse behaved really well considering all of the runners that they had. He borrowed some things so that he would look like the right era. 
My craft show went really well. It was rainy and cool, but I had a good day. I sold some, got a custom order, and the possibility of another show in an area that I haven't gone before. I might like it because it is on a week day instead of on the weekends. My custom order is done that I talked about previously on their way to a new home. I am trying to stay busy. I am still waiting on my second eye surgery. It is suppose to be soon. 
I have been doing some reading, just not to good at leaving comments at the present with the two eyes not working together. I noticed it the most when I try to read. 
You all have a wonderful rest of the week. Take care