Friday, June 19, 2015

Checking In

   If we are lucky, we just might get to have  our first two horse shows in this weekend.  We haven't got any rain for a few days. The rivers are going down and the arena is worked, the cookshack has been stocked with food and drink for tomorrow and Sunday shows. The grass has been mowed so we are all set to go. Sunday we will start with cowboy church for those that want to attend.
   They still haven't found a horse for my middle grandson yet. His 4H instructor has one she is going to let him show. She also gives him riding lessons.  He has to learn to lope this year. He is getting a little more excited about showing so we shall see how it progresses. They just don't want him hurt.
   The sunset is not my picture I just thought it was a beautiful. I am having a very different summer and my patience gets tried at times with the one in the picture. How do you entertain a ten year old who is bored at times? He was use to doing the after school program and the explorer program where they went bowling, swimming and then there is grandma who doesn't do a lot of the things he likes.  I don't tolerate heat very well. He hasn't said anything about one of his friends coming to visit. Of course big brother has a buddy that comes to visit and little brother thinks that he should get to hang out with them. I do have a teenage driver now. I got the honors of going with him to take his test  on his birthday and had to sign as his guardian on his license application. He scored a 97 on his test. The driver examiner complemented him on being a very good driver. His brother pipes up and says he has been driving since he was nine. Living in the country and on the farm you do get drive earlier then elsewise. He also had drivers training last year and was glad he did it. They didn't have like he took this year, plus a lot more expensive. It seems strange not to have to go with him when he goes any place. We have come to an understanding that he has to let me know where he is going and stay in touch with me when he goes in his truck by himself. He is putting up hay this summer to earn money.
   I am still here just been busy with the boys. Have a wonderful weekend. Ours will be hot, but we are to have sunshine. Take care.


Blondie's Journal said...

So great to hear from you, my friend. I can see that "horse show" season is upon you and your family. I know you enjoy that and I hope the weather is doing okay with you. No extreme heat yet---let's keep our fingers crossed.

Love to you,

Jane x

Vickie said...

Have a great weekend Shirley! What is going on for Father's Day?

Mereknits said...

You are such a wonderful Grandmother, congrats to your grandson getting his driver's license.

Charlotte Huffman said...

I would love to see your grandson's horse show. It's been years since I've been to one. I understand the "grandma vs grandson" thing. I'm sort of going through the same thing. Here's hoping for some rain for you and me!

Susie said...

Shirley, I wish all of you a wonderful summer. Hope the middle boy will be patient with his grandma. So nice to have one driving ...when he is allowed to drive on his own.. he will help with trips to the store. Take care dear friend, bless you, xoxo,Susie