Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This and That

Cleo getting acquainted with the cattle.
   I have been a little busy lately. School is back in session for all of the boys so I should have more free time after this week. I have been getting up at 4:45 of a morning so that I can be at my daughter's before she leaves for work to stay with my youngest grandson and take him to school.  I went with her and him the first day of school so I would know where to go when I took him to school  and  what to do if I needed to pick him up at school for any reason. His other grandparents will be home this weekend and start taking him to school next week.  I  came home and made some notes because I am dealing with three schools with the boys if it falls on me to pick one of them up for some reason.
   We have had a busy city with the Kansas Chief's  training camp being held at our college entertaining all of their fans. You had to plan to do your errands while people were at camp watching them practice. .
Then our 139th Air Guard had a softball tournament here in town the same weekend along with tax free weekend. Talk about crazy traffic. I tried to stay out of that as much as possible.  
   I had planned on doing what I wanted with it being my birthday today, but ended up going to take care of some things at the nursing home. I think they were surprised when I told them I would be up in a little while after they called me. I think they thought we could deal with it over the phone. The surprise was on them. 
   My grandson and his horse got to play with cattle. Cleo had never been around cattle before so it was a new experience. She did very well for her first time. It was muddy that weekend. We finally put together nine days of dry weather until yesterday when we got an inch and a half of rain in a very short period of time. When it came to game time at the horse arena this past weekend it sure was dusty. It made you think that you were following some one on a gravel road. We could have used a little of the rain to settle the dust. \

    This is another picture that my grandson took while we were Hamilton, Missouri. This mural was painted on the side of the building.  We just wish that we could have got a little closer, but my little camera  does not zoom out that far. 
    I have talked to all of my family today as they all wished me Happy Birthday. I have pictures of the boys on their first day of school. I just don't know how to get them off my camera. I am open any comments that you can give me. Next week I hope that things will be more back to normal so that I can visit more of you. Take care.


Susie said...

Well Shirley I want to wish you a happy birthday too. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family. I know you are always helping your family...which is a wonderful thing. Our children need us some times more than others. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday my friend! It is my husband's birthday today also. :)
You take real good care.

Cinderella Moments said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the upcoming year has some fun surprises and lots of joy in store for you.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to my Missouri friend! About moving photos from your camera to a is what I do. For the laptop, I have to use the USB cord that came with the camera. If I want to move them to my desktop, then I simply take out the memory card and insert it into the slot on the computer. It's simple once you've done it a time or two. Here is a link that explains the process pretty well. Hope it helps!
Take care and have a nice day!

Charlotte Huffman said...

Happy Birthday! I understand what grandma goes through with the school situation. I have to pick up mine everyday! Hope you get some rain. We've been getting a little here the past few days. Hope hubby is doing well.

Quinn said...

Happy Birthday, Shirley - hope you'll continue to celebrate by doing something nice just for you! :)

sweet violets said...

Happy Birthday dear lady!! Wishing you many more to come!!! xoxoxo

Mereknits said...

Happy Birthday much to late Shirley!