Thursday, July 31, 2014


Good Morning, It is starting off to be a cool morning for us. It makes you think of fall instead of still summer. Can any one tell me where July has gone. It seems as though it has flown by in a quick hurry. The kids are about two weeks away from starting school. It doesn't seem like I should have a grandson a Sophomore in high school this year. He was my big helper yesterday. He got my yard mowed and then he took care of changing light bulbs and etc that I needed done in the house. He went with me to the nursing home to check on hubby. He visited with hubby while I took care of some issues. They would love it to still be summer vacation awhile longer. The hardest will be getting them to go to bed so they can be up early to catch the bus. The one new school here in town that is suppose to be finished  is questionable whether it will be done by the time school starts. They claim that it will. 
Finally they are changing one of hubby's meds, they kept giving him one by increasing the dosage which was making him sick to say nothing about what it did to his blood sugar. It has been a struggle, but I finally managed to get it done. I point blank said I want it to happen. It was not right to keep giving him a medication that made him sick plus wasn't accomplishing what they wanted anyway. Just have to keep after them.
Looking forward to the weekend, it is family reunion time. It will be interesting in looking forward to see how many of my brothers and sisters will be there with our extended family.The older ones are in their 80's and some have health issues. I know all of my kids excepting one will be there. He is still working in Texas. He just travels wherever, he doesn't care as long as he is working. 
The chiefs training camp is still going on in town and will for a few more days. The first preseason game is on my youngest grandsons Birthday. He isn't going to play fall baseball. Other kids on his team want to play football this fall. That is one sport that mom says no he isn't playing. They would think that he is older then he is because of his size. He is going to go back to swimming lessons I think. She wants him to be able to swim good.
We won't have a horse show until the weekend of the 17-18 of August. There isn't a lot of events for the novice level and it is not worth spending all day for only 4 events scattered through out the day. Then they have been busy taking care of other things. They are going to Worlds of Fun which the boys are looking forward to doing. I remember a couple of times that I went. They talked me into riding the medium size roller coaster. Needless to say I turned every shade of green possible and just watch them ride the rides for the rest of the day. Then I went with my kids and some of their friends. They talked me into going on a ride promising me that I wouldn't get wet. Right, they made sure that I was soaked. 
I have some errands to run today so, I better get started. I need to check and see how things are going at the nursing home also. You all have a good day and I will be visiting as I can. I do really appreciate you all stopping by my blog. Take care. 


Susie said...

Shirley, Good for you speaking up at the home. I hope it all works out for your husband. Such a wonderful grandson helping you out. I am sending good wishes to your whole family for a fun reunion. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Vickie said...

I am so glad you told them at the nursing home.
We had our family reunion a few weeks back. :)
So very cool at night here.

Sharon Chapman said...

You certainly are the busy gal, and such a great grandson helping you out. You are a trooper about the nursing home. You did the right thing. Even in the hospitals these days you have to watch what they are doing and speak up. Take care my friend and enjoy the reunion.

Louise Michie said...

Congratulations on your victory with your husband's medication. You are the girl every patient needs. The advocate par excellence.

Classes n Camps said...

happy friendship day Shirley.
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Quinn said...

July is gone now and August is well underway, and I'm just catching up on your blog, Shirley! Been trying to get a lot of chores done this Summer, and spending a lot of time flat out by about 7 pm, so not much time on the internet. Glad to visit, though, and say "congratulations!" on another victory on behalf of your husband!