Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Weelemd Surprise

   It has been a while since I have been here. I have been very busy with custom orders, dealing with hubby's problems, and started staying with my 11 year old grandson while brother works. 
   Today has been a day of storms. So far we have been lucky and had heavy rain, small  hail, and some flash flooding. Looking at the radar weather map, it will be a bumpy night. I hate the storms when it rains with all of the thunder and lightening at night. 
   I wasn't suppose to know, but it slipped out that my oldest son is flying home tomorrow and will be here until Monday. We haven't seen him since Christmas. He is coming in for a job interview which I am praying that he gets. He will be closer to home and family. Right now he works 13 days and gets one day off. Of course, his nephews are on cloud 9 that he is coming home. My middle grandson wants him to spend the night with him. He will even give him his bed. He  will only get to see a video of his nephew loping his horse. 
   We got in our first horse show of the year last Saturday. Matt got 3 seconds and one third with T biscuit. He did rather well since he hasn't been riding this horse that long. I got to take him one night to his lesson. We got his lesson done and his saddle put away just as it started to rain. It rained all the way back to town. He likes loping now. He started in the round pen and gradually got to go to the big arena. His dad showed Juliet in two classes and got third on both. Big brother had to work so he didn't get to show. Juliet is his horse and that was why dad showed her. Hopefully he will get to do so the next show if we get to have it. We need for the rain to stop. 
   My fingers have been busy with making towels for a wedding shower gift. The wedding is a week from Sunday. It is outside so they hope that it doesn't rain, but you can't tell the way they have popped up today.The shower is this weekend. It was suppose to be next spring but they moved it up. The groom enlisted in the service and he wanted his bride to be to have the spouse benefits.
   I have made five nurse's Saving Lives tea towels. I am hoping to put one in my etsy shop. The others have gone as graduation and wedding gifts. We have a couple of nurses, a doctor, and a physical therapist in the family now.  It makes you feel good when they put the effort into those fields. 
   It is getting late and I have to get up early in the morning so I will say goodnight. I am still here. 


Gert said...

Oh my Shirley, you are so busy!! And to try and get to events between those thunderstorms is never an easy thing to do. I'm so excited about your son coming home!! My prayers are with you that he gets the job locally!! Thank you for making the Nurse tea towel I know my friend will treasure it!!!

Blessings to your weekend!

Vickie said...

Oh Shirley, I am praying your son gets this job!!

Susie said...

Hi Shirley, You make me think of this old saying....busy hands are happy hands. I love that your family is into horses. I hope your son gets that job also. It would be so good for you to have another family member near by. Blessings to you, your husband and family, xoxo, Susie

Linda said...

You are a busy woman!!! I hope your son gets the job too! It would be nice to have him nearby.

Mereknits said...

You are always so busy Shirley. Have a lovely visit with your son, fingers crossed the job is perfect for him.

NanaDiana said...

Shirley, You are a truly amazing woman with all your handiwork and the way you interact and spend time with your grandsons. I am so glad your son is coming home nad I hope that he gets the job closer to home. It is nice to have our kids close by,isn't it?
I hope they have figured out some of the issues that are going on where your husband is. I know that is a worry for you.
Love to you- take good care and I am glad to see a post from you. No need to answer back- I know you are busy- xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all of the time you spend with those special guys, Shirley, and what's more, you enjoy the shows!

Our weather has been very much like yours...rain and some terrible storms. I sort of like to hear the rain and thunder at night...I know, strange. During the day, if I see ominous skies I get frozen in fear. I lived in the prairies where tornados were a threat all summer long.

Hang in there with your embroidery. You are GOOD!!!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Luckily the storms that have been headed toward us break up before they can reach Northern Indiana. Rain is still going to the north and south of us. We have been so busy in the yard making it a presentable place to relax. Terry is adjusting to his limitations, so it actually makes him more ambitious. Just having the sun shine and the warm temps have helped.

I am sure you will have a wonderful holiday weekend. Much Love to you.
xx, Carol