Friday, November 20, 2015


Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Do have tradition that you always do? Or are you just thankful to spend the time with family?
   I will spend time with my three grandsons and family plus a stop later in the day at the nursing home to see hubby. He has been sick with pneumonia. They are trying to figure out what they are going to do because he coughs so much. It is loose, but he doesn't cough it up nor can he blow it out. 
    The only way they found out he had pneumonia was from the chest x-ray. I will probably go check on him after I run errands today. 
   Tomorrow is the day I get to spend with my oldest grandson. We do a craft show together, whether we sell much  or not it is always an enjoyable day. He is making another of his boxes for a lady out of walnut it is going to be so pretty  He just has to finish his lid. . He was so proud of it so far. I haven't seen anything that he can't make.  He showed me a picture of one of his Christmas ornaments that he cut out.
   I don't have a picture of my Christmas bells and candles table topper to show to you all. I sold it before I got a picture of it. I was really surprised how quick that it went, but needless to say it made me happy. The fingers have been very busy. I have made 5 Christmas tea towels since I started one at the juried craft show. I would do that show again if the opportunity is available. They had a total of 123 vendors, but what I liked was where homemade was in one room, direct sales such as pamper chef, scentsy, and etc. were in another room. 
   They keep talking like we are going to have rain and possibly snow later today. So far it looks like it is to the north of us. We  had two days of rain this week. The loud clap of thunder and lightening woke me up one morning. The wind was bad with tree limbs down along with power lines. I was lucky  I didn't have any limbs down nor did I lose my electricity. 
   Basketball practice started last night for my middle grandson so he is all happy. 
They were having a problem finding a place to practice and he was worried they wouldn't find one. He loves playing basketball.  So grandma will have to fit that into my schedule. I love watching what ever the kids are involved in.
   Are you ready for the colder weather? I can handle it as long as we don't have ice. Of course the kids love the snow so they can go coasting. We loved the coasting parties when I was growing up. Mom would have hot chocolate and cookies for us when we came in. We all had our friends, but mom and dad never seemed to mind how many kids were at the house. We got in trouble when we used mom's wash tub and dad's scoop shovel to slide on, but boy that was fun. We took our sleds to school and went out at lunch time to coast. Of course we didn't want to go back in.  The one room school house I started in is still standing.
    To think about making cookies, taffy, stringing popcorn for the Christmas tree that dad would go cut. The bubble lights, homemade garland out of red and green construction paper. Kids wouldn't probably  think it was fun today with all of the electronics they have instead of doing other things. . 
   I get my Christmas wish. My oldest boy will be flying home on Christmas Eve for a visit .
Those long distance hugs will be real and in person. I will spend as much time as possible with him while he is home.  I am looking forward to it. 
    I thought I better let you know I wasn't lost just busy. Have a great day. 


sweet violets said...

Well, you certainly are busy.....and you sound so good!!! Be happy!!!

Good luck on your craft show, I know you both will do well. How nice to have the company of g-son..... So sorry hubby is ill, hope he recovers soon.

Ah yes, that dreaded season is on the way. They said snow for us also, but it won't last....temps are too high for now. And in the 40s and 50s for next week!! What an amazing Autumn we are having!! I love winter also, but like you....not the ice!

Stay safe......xoxoxo

Angie said...

Busy is sometimes a wonderful thing!!!

I'm so glad you got your Christmas wish and I love how much you enjoy your Grands!

Sorry to hear your husband is sick. Hope he feels better soon

Vickie said...

Yes Shirley I am ready for Thanksgiving. This year we go to my Mom's. We alternate parents homes. I am bringing the mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes.
I am sorry to hear about your DH. I am glad you are staying on top of the situation. I am praying.
I enjoyed your childhood memories. Thanks for sharing.
So glad your son will be home.

Mereknits said...

I am so glad your oldest son is coming home for a visit, a fantastic present for you. Hope your husband is feeling better, pneumonia is so scary in the elderly and especially with those who can't move around. My Mom had it several times.
Hugs to you dear Shirley, take care of yourself,

Susie said...

Shirley, So glad your oldest son is coming home for Christmas. Yes. I love to spend Thanksgiving with my daughters ' families...we all bring our pitch-in items making it easier for the hostess. I hope your husband can get better for your visit with him. I wish you an easy winter dear friend, blessings, xoxo,Susie

Cindy said...

Good to hear from you Shirley. You are keeping busy! I will say a prayer for your husband's health and hope that he is feeling better. Enjoy that craft show with your grandson!!

NanaDiana said...

You have been keeping busy, Shirley. Hope the show this weekend is a good one for you. I am so sorry that John is sick and has pneumonia. That is nothing to fool with- I was sick for months after I got it last fall. Just plain scary stuff.

I am thrilled that your son is coming home for Christmas. I know how much that means to you. I hope you have a wonderful night and I am so glad that I caught up with you. xo Diana

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Shirley. Sorry your husband has Pneumonia. Keeping him in my healing prayers. I am happy for you to have your family together for the holiday. I used to rush around and make everything "special" for the day. Now, I make a big meal, but more important is the fact that we are all together.
Much Love

Charlotte Huffman said...

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. We just have a family dinner. Sorry to hear about your hubby's illness. Hope he feels better soon. I want to try a craft show next year. I don't care for cold weather, especially snow. Your memory of using your dad's snow shovel for a sled reminded me of the time we used the lids from the feed barrels for a sled. My dad was not happy! Have a great Thanksgiving.

romance-of-roses said...

My dear friend Shirley, it was so nice hearing from you, it's difficult for me to keep the blog up taking care of my husband. He is completely bed ridden now, we have a hospital bed here at home. Plus I am still making things and selling to a couple of shops. Also will be selling at a boutique next month for two days, my son will be here to take care of his dad. Life sure changes from one day to the next. Rick was in the hospital for two weeks but is home again and doing much better.
I also think of you and wonder how your hubby is doing. Hope he gets over this difficult time. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, sending you blessings...