Monday, May 1, 2017

Checking In

   It has been a while since I have been here in blog land. Really longer than I wanted, but just not enough hours in a day. 
  As many of you know that my hubby is now in hospice with his liver shutting down. The Ammonia level is high so you don't know exactly how he will answer the questions that he is asked. He has good days and bad days. We are getting a new doctor at the nursing home. I haven't met him as of yet. I am glad the other one is gone. She and I didn't get along too well. When you have been a caregiver for a long time, you aren't a dummy that some want to make you out to be.
  I thought I would show you a picture of my oldest grandson and his date for Prom. The theme was on like the Oscar's where they got to walk the red carpet. The picture was taken by the Savannah Reporter. They took pictures of a lot of kids in their formal attire. Her dress and his tux vest and tie almost matched. The flowers had a little of the color of her dress in them. I am glad that he went with it being his senior year. He didn't go last year. The school year is quickly coming to a close. It is the first of May and graduation is on Mother's Day. That weekend I will have a busy weekend with all of the kids that are graduating and parties. 
 
  My youngest grandson crossed over the bridge and is now a boy scout. He is only 11 but he stands 5'4" tall. He loves being taller than his grandma. You can see from the picture that he is built like his dad. His parents have been really involved in the cub scout program, but both will be involved in other things now. She is going to be helping with the Girl Scout program even though they don't have a girl. They want the girls to learn about the construction industry. This past weekend they went to the National Pinewood Derby Race in Omaha, Nebraska. My grandson placed 14th in his age bracket with his car. He had a very successful last year of racing. They had a good time and we are very proud of him. This grandma didn't get to go. You can tell by the picture of him and his mom that he was happy. 
   The weather has been on the rainy side here.  We had some sunshine, but it is going to take a while for it to dry out. I went up Saturday in the rain to check on my hubby. He said that his phone was not working right. The fun part was coming home and getting through the intersection where you didn't have working lights and making a left-hand turn. I made it through only to come home to not having any electricity. It was probably about an hour and a half before I got mine back. My son and his family had a big tree fall across their road taking out their power. It made for an interesting day. At least I had food in the house that I could eat if it stayed off longer. 

 A couple of my latest tea towels. The teacher tea towel is a nice gift for a teacher. I am working on an order for two right now. The fingers have to stay busy. It helps keep my sanity when you deal with people that don't take the time to read medical charts. It would help tremendously if they would.

  I had an upper respiratory infection and ended up in urgent care. I tried our new one here in town. I was impressed
with their service. I got in to see the doctor and picked up my meds that he order and home in approximately one and a half hours. It wouldn't have been that quick at the other one.  I will try to get back to visiting a little more often. Take care.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Update from my house

  It has been a while since I have been here. My life has been busy with helping my daughter, who broke her ankle and had surgery. She has pins on one side of her ankle and plate and pins on the other side. She is finally back to driving. She got rid of the scooter that she used for six weeks. Now she wears an air cast that she has to wear until she goes back to the doctor. That is another six weeks. 
  Hubby is losing weight big time. He has lost over 17 lbs and they say it is what he is eating. They do very little other than keep them comfortable once they have gone into hospice. We were to have bad weather today so I didn't go up today. I didn't sleep very good so I took a nap this afternoon. I worry about him.
  My middle grandson got to go skiing at Snowcreek. He is the one in the baseball cap. He had a lot of fun and would love to go again. I spend two days with him selling advertising for the horse show season. It was fun to watch him because he did the talking unless they asked him something that he couldn't answer. 
  He may get to show Miss Juliet some this summer in halter and showmanship. He has got his new shirt, hat and his tie from last year goes really well with his shirt. He had to put it on so I could see him in it. The season starts the 22nd of April. As fast as the time is going, it will be here before we are ready. 
 My Saving lives Tea towel has been in demand lately. I have made several of them and now I am working on a bridal shower gift. The hands have to stay busy to give me something else to think about other then what is going on with my other half. His ammonia level is up and I get some weird answers at times. If he gets mad at me, he will call and hang up saying that he couldn't hear me and something was wrong with his phone. It was funny because I know that he called and talked to my brother for over an hour. He got put on the back burner as I was busy helping with the kids and getting my mammogram done. He thinks he should be first before I do anything else.
  I just keep telling God to give me the strength to do what I have to do. This week I have to make a trip to the city to see my primary care doctor for my checkup. I hope the weather cooperates. The snow they predicted for today didn't happen. My magnolia tree was trying to bloom and with the cold weather, it has turned brown. It is as though we live in the pocket with the snow and tornadoes going around us.
   My youngest grandson thinks he wants to learn to play the trombone. He may change his mind about that. He is going to race gocarts this summer. I will be watching him besides watching horse shows. I don't know what my oldest is going to be doing since he is a senior in high school. He has been accepted at a vo-tech school and has a sponsor, but he has to graduate first. Graduation is scheduled for mother's Day I will try to drop in more often. Stay well and warm.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sun shining and Wind Advisory

  We may have winter this weekend or that is what they are telling us to be prepared for today. The wind is horrible today. It is gusting over 38 miles an hour and we have power outages here in the city some of the areas is not that far from my house. 
My daughter and daughter-in-law both told me to stay in today. They don't want to worry about me falling or the wind catching my car door causing it to hit me maybe breaking something. My daughter fell this morning and broke her ankle in two places. They are doing surgery in the morning. She is going to have a plate and pin on one side and two pins on the other side, won't be able to drive for at least three weeks. At least it didn't happen at work. She was going to take her son to school. Slipped on a muddy bank going to the truck. I had thought about taking my books to the library but decided the best thing was to just stay home. 
  Matt and his mom are picking me up this evening so that I can go to the basketball game this evening. I haven't missed one as of yet. His games are normally on Tuesday evenings. Tonight's game is at 6 o'clock. I will get to see the new school which is not that far from my house. 
  I was at the nursing home yesterday and today I thought I would stay home and work on my embroidery project. I didn't realize that my picture posted yesterday. I was having problems with my computer. I sometimes have this urge where I would love to shove it in the floor. I still wish I had my windows program. Why they do some of the things to programs is beyond me?  
  I keep praying that nothing will happen for a while. I think we have had enough things at the present time. We had our belated Christmas Horse Club Christmas party over the weekend. We had a really nice turnout. I saw people there that I hadn't seen before which maybe they will stay around this year. The show schedule is set and judges are schedule for all of the shows. Matt will show, but I don't know about Jake whether he will or not depends on his work schedule. I think that dad is going to show this year which will be fun to watch. I am looking forward to the kids riding whether they are my grandchildren or my adopted grandchildren. I am known at the club as grandma.
   I know graduation is set for Mother's Day. I am not ready for that. You want to keep them young for a while longer. Don't we all wish that we wouldn't get older,
I keep saying we fall apart as we get older. We break more easily that is for sure. 
  Hope you all are safe and warm. There is so many storms. It just depends on where you live whether it is snow, rain or just what. Take care until the next time. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

  It's officially 2017 today. We have cold weather with the north wind, but other than that the sun is shining. Did you celebrate New Year's Eve last night? I watch some of it on television of the different parts of the world. I didn't to stay up because I knew when it was here. My neighbor always shoots off fireworks at midnight. He has done that ever since he moved in. There is a city ordinance making it illegal, but they do it anyway. 
  I borrowed my picture from facebook. I love winter scenes except for driving in it. They were predicting rain for today, but I don't know if we will get it or not. It will turn to ice if it does because of how cold it is. 
  Christmas is over and now New Year's Day will be over for another year. The boys had a good Christmas and I got an electric seat warmer that fits over my bucket seat. You just plug it in the cigarette lighter. My oldest grandson installed it for grandma and showed me how it worked. He brought me by a 50lb bag of salt in case it gets icy the other day on his way home from work. 
  Our horse club Christmas party was postponed until this month so they are calling it a Christmas/New Year's party. It will be fun just to get together.  The club furnishes the meat and every body brings a covered dish or dessert. The first horseshow will be in April and with the way the months fly by it will be here before we know it. Ballgames were put on hold during the holidays with people traveling and everything. I enjoy watching the kids play. They play really good at times and with each practice they get a little bit better.Matt's dad had vacation time he needed to use so that he didn't lose it. They hung out together. We can tell we are all getting older because we didn't get together this year. Everybody stayed home last night. 
  I ate lunch with my hubby on Christmas Day. They had a big lunch for us ham, cranberries, sweet potato casserole, devil eggs, green beans, rolls, and pumpkin pie. They had mashed potatoes for those who didn't like sweet potatoes. He is losing weight and the appetite isn't good. They did change his insulin because of having so many lows. It was hitting at night time which was not good. I just think they should wait to give it to him until after he eats to see what he does eat.  He has forgotten how to cast on when he knits. He just wraps the yarn around the needle. It is so hard to watch because he has knitted me sweaters and afghans for the family.  If I say anything he gets upset, so I try to not make waves. 
  My oldest grandson has been trapping. He has gotten possums and raccoons. The possums can make horse sick if they go to the bathroom on the hay. They have been trying to get rid of the coyotes that are too close to the house where he works during the summer putting up hay. His adopted parents that he works for has a small dog that they can't let out unless they are outside too. I don't think I wold want to be that close to them. My son said when they were out surveying terraces the other day they saw a bobcat. There have also been sightings of a mountain lion. The gaming officials don't want to admit that they are in our area.  
   I need to get back to work on my custom order that I am working on. Take care. Stay warm and safe.