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.


NanaDiana said...

Sounds like you have had a busy weekend and week, Shirley. Glad you got to take some corned beef to hubby in the nursing home.

I am typing blind here-no letters showing. How weird.

Take good care and enjoy the school program tonight.

Love to you- Diana

Charlotte Huffman said...

Congratulations to your grandkids! It's cold and rainy here today after a few days in the 80's! Hope you and hubby are doing well.

Cache-Mire said...

That is just wonderful! I so miss 4-H. It's not that popular here and I think the kids are missing out on something great. It's nice to hear it is still thriving somewhere! ~Terri

Maggie said...

Hi Shirley, lovely to catch up with your news, it sounds as if all your grands are doing well, it's no wonder that you are proud of them.
It's raining here too but I'm warm & cosy indoors reading magazines.

Vickie said...

Congratulations to your oldest grandson!

Laurie said...

Congratulations to your grandson...for his college acceptance and the 4H Horse Contest. Great accomplishments for sure. Sounds like you are keeping busy. Enjoy the school program. Take care and hugs from your SC friend!

Mereknits said...

Wow, such good news about your grandson's. Every one of them seems to be doing so well and keeping you busy.

Gert said...

Shirley, So glad you are getting some rain. We are terribly dry up here also, and lots of fires due to that. Have never heard of a fire jumping a river, but with nature all things are possible! We didn't get any corn beef and cabbage this year...glad you did and were able to share it with your hubby! You have to be proud of all of them. And I know they love having you there rooting them so to speak!

Your embroidery work is gorgeous!!

Blessings tomyour day,

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Congratulations to your grandsons! Columbia isn't too far from me and I go there shopping and to doctors.
Hope all is going well with you this week. I can't believe we're this far into March! Where does the time go? We're supposed to get some rain moving in tonight and tomorrow. Hope nothing too severe comes along. They always say it's a possibility this time of year.
Take care and have a nice week!

Susie said...

Shirley, Congrats to your grandson. He sounds like my grandson, Skylar. He loves fixing things. I think one day he will be a mechanic or work on machines. He loves it. I agree about burning....scares me, how reckless some people can be. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

~ Dixie said...

Hi Shirley,
Congratulations to our grandson!