Thursday, June 25, 2015


  It is going to be another night of possible severe thunder storms. So far we have been lucky and just got the heavy rain in the last few that have gone through our area. 
   I thought I would check in and let you know that I am still here. I have been busy with my middle grandson since brother is working. 
   The weekend we got one and a half horse shows in. The Sunday show got rained out. We kept watching the radar and the storms just kept popping up. One minute there was nothing and the next minute there would be one in our area. The hail went to the south of us and they said it was  baseball size. Someone even posted a picture of a baseball and the hail on facebook. If you were in it, you would definitely had damage. 
   My middle grandson showed both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday he had a 4th, 3rd, and a 2nd. Sunday he had a 1st and a fourth. The fourth came because he blew his pattern big time. His other two events and brothers got rained out. He is showing a horse that belongs to his riding instructor. They haven't found one that they feel comfortable putting him on to own yet. After watching him get thrown and all of the things they have gone through they are very protective of him. The horse he is getting to show and him have gel from the get go. She lets him love on her and it is amazing to watch the two of them together. It will be fun to watch how he progresses through the summer as they get more shows together. 
   Where did the month of June go? It seemed like it just got started and really flew by. As fast as it is going it will be time for school to start again. I haven't gone to the nursing home as much as hubby would like. The boys and I have gone some, but I haven't been going every day. He is still getting breathing treatments and mucinex. They did do a chest x-ray today. I just wish they would put him on stronger medicine. Everything that he needs to fight infection is low according to his last blood work. 
    I have been doing embroidering. Yesterday my grandson and I went to the movies. We saw How to train your Dragon2, It is first movie I have gone to in I don't know how long. All it cost was a can of food for each of us. Then we went to Culver's afterwards for lunch. Today I took him to get his hair cut. He got a dad haircut which is very short. It is not scalped, but short short. It will help keep him cool this summer. They may have to fix his cowboy hat a little smaller since the hair cut, but I am sure they can do that. 
    Prayers are being said for all of those suffering, in harms way, and in the path of all the storms. You can replace material things, but you can't replace people. Take care. I will try to pop in when time allows. 



NanaDiana said...

I hope you don't get hit with any really bad storms, Shirley. It has been awful all over the place weather wise.

Glad that your grandson found a horse to ride that he clicks with. That is really important---that bond. I think it makes them both better at shows.

Hope your hubby improves. You can visit more often when the weather gets bad again. Enjoy every moment you can outside and with those kids. They will soon be grown.

Have a wonderful weekend, Shirley. Love to you- xo Diana

Vickie said...

I did not see that movie. One of our sons did and liked it. We rarely go to the movies, but we just did. We saw Inside Out, an innocent, good one.

I am sorry your husband is suffering. I am praying for him.

Gert said...

So glad you did not get that hail. It can be devastating! Sorry your husband is still having so many health issues.
Wow, I'm happy your grandson found a horse that is compatible with him. I know he will continue to do well in his events!
Stay safe, my prayers are with you and your family!


Quinn said...

A good "fit" of horse and rider is such a gift! And every rider comes off sometimes, but I don't know anyone who enjoys the prospect ;)

You got me thinking, and I can't even remember the last time I was in a movie theater. I do recall that even back in the 1980s the theater seemed to have gotten a lot smaller every time I went. Now I couldn't sit in a theater seat without so much discomfort I wouldn't be able to focus on the film anyway. Thank goodness for videos I can watch on my little laptop, especially if I'm having trouble sleeping!

Take care, Shirley - I hope if more storms come, they continue to go around you!

Mereknits said...

Bless your heart Shirley, stay safe in all that bad weather. Glad to hear your grandson is doing so well with his showing.