Friday, October 14, 2016


   The trees are starting to turn in our area and hopefully will be pretty. The cluster of trees is from my back yard last year, but I don't know about this year. They haven't started to turn yet. Some have in our area.
   The fingers have been very busy with custom orders, trying to get ready for a craft show, and dealing with issues involving my other half. 
  As of this coming Wednesday, the 19th we will be married 53 years. While I look back over all those years and look at the kids and grandkids, I
wonder where the time has gone. It is like a roller coaster, you have good days and then there are those that make you wonder what next. Our daughter just celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary this past Wednesday. 
  My custom motorcycle guy has been delivered and they are happy with it. It always makes me feel privileged when I get to do something like that. It was their kit I just did the hand work. 

    My friendship quilt has been done for a while, but I couldn't get the picture to load so I retook the picture with my other one. It took much to long to do, but it required a lot of changing colors. I lose patience at times when you do two stitches then you have to change, but I do like the way that it turned out. 
   We finally got the results of his ultrasound and how I hate the words stable for his conditioned. He is still here and it will have been 17 years since he first got sick at the end of November. You learn a lot, how to question doctors and even how to fire them. I keep my sanity with spending time with my grandsons watching them. Basketball season will soon be here and then I will go watch my middle one play. 
  My middle grandson is going to be 12 this month. He still thinks that he should be able to do some of the things that big brother does who is 17. My youngest tells me he is the same age as the middle one which is true for roughly two months. It is funny to say you have two 11 years olds. The family checks on me each day and last weekend I had breakfast with my oldest. I am happy that he is closer to home now.
   I am going to go road tripping here before  very many days. I hope the fall color will be showing. It is in some areas. I haven't told my other half because he probably won't like me being gone. He thinks that I should be there every day. Sometimes he sleeps and doesn't really know I am there.  I will tell him when I get ready to go. I just need some time away from everything. 
   Well, I hope all is well with you all. Take care.


Susie said...

Hi Shirley, So glad you are doing well. You are amazing with your needle work. That is funny about the grandsons. I call that the twins the hard way. Go on your trip and try to relax. Your husband will be taken care of while you are gone. Blessings to all of you. xoxo, Susie

Summer said...

Happy Friday! Hope you enjoy your weekend♥

NanaDiana said...

You have certainly been a busy girl, Shirley, with all your stitching.
53 years is a long time to be married. I am 11 years behind you. I am so glad you have the grandkids to fill your time and life. I know you must have suffered lots of lonely times since your hubby has been sick. That is a long, long time to be so ill. I know that you have learned a lot about medical procedures and personnel over the years and have been your hubby's best champion.

Your quilt is gorgeous--as all of your pieces are. I don't think I would have the patience to do that quilt and change colors every couple of stitches. You are a trooper.

Hope you get your drive in to see the fall colors soon. Love to you- xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

Fifty-three years! Amazing. Love is truly everlasting. We celebrate thirty years in December. It makes me sad that you and your husband have been apart for 17 have really been spread out and stressed out. Family is everything and I know yours have been a huge part of your life and will be. That's a blessing.

Enjoy your road trip. Godspeed.

Jane xx

Linda said...

You are so wise. Yes, you need time. You have much on your plate and I appreciate the way you share it with us. We may very well be in the same situation someday.
Love and prayers from Texas.....

Gert said...

Oh Shirley...I know how hard it is to have your other half in a nursing facility. It sure can be stressful. Love hearing about your two 11 year old grandsons. I think that's funny..what Susie said. Having two the same age..the hard way..ha!ha! I'm so happy that you have a wonderful family who looks after you. Makes one feel more loved and secure doesn't it??.

My, my...your needlework is absolutely gorgeous. You certainly are gifted!! I can't imagine having to change colors so much!!! btw your little motorcycle man is really cute!!

Enjoy your time away, you certainly deserve it!


Vickie said...

Your needlework looks fantastic Shirley. I am happy to hear you are going on a lovely road trip. Enjoy it!

Charlotte Huffman said...

Glad to hear from you! Happy Anniversary! Hope you are doing well along with the other family members. Stay safe and warm! Love from SC!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hey friend!! Glad to hear from you. Our trees in Northern Indiana a just barely starting to turn. Funny how they are full now, but in just about a month we'll be looking out the window and watching the last of them float down from the branches in the breeze. the best thing about the fall for me, is that I get more "me" time inside.

Glad you are taking a little trip. It's always good to get away for even a day trip, isn't it?

Much love to you.
xx, Carol

Mereknits said...

So happy you are getting away on a little road trip, hope Autumn is beautiful as you travel, be safe.