Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Beautiful Saturday

Today has been such a beautiful day with the temperature getting up to 73 degrees. The sun was shining, a little windy, but  I can handle that.
We spent the day running around with errands that had to be done. We did make it to Matt's soccer game. They lost, but it was so much fun to watch them play. You get as excited as they are and want to help. I thought he was was going to hit one that had been giving him a rough way to go. I saw that little fist double up and I thought  " Oh please don't hit him even though he deserved it. He may be little, but he can defend himself. The Air guard flew one of their C-130's over the soccer field and tipped their wings at the kids. They thought that was really neat.
We have bull riding finishing up at our civic arena tonight. They registered for free tickets when they were at the Western store buying boots for their oldest. Guess what!! They won.
I thought Kate and Williams wedding was so pretty. I loved her dress and even the dress she wore in the evening was stunning, also. I hadn't got up early to watch since I had to go work I watched the rerun which has been on off and on all day. I wonder if my great niece has got her wedding dress yet and if Kate's will influence her if she hasn't. She is getting married in September.
I want to send prayers out to those that are suffering right now from the storms, floods, loss of love ones. It all can be tragic. I hope the rain will stop for a while to let some of the water go down and they can get the crops planted.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Almost gone

Where has the month gone? It seens as though it only started yesterday. I know we have been lucky weather wise. I pray for all of my friends and family that no one was hurt. Our cousin in St. Louis said that it was very scary, The tornado went over their sub-divison and hit the next. They had enough advance notice to take cover. We have had some very cool temperatures and rain. We may see in the 70's the next couple of days I sure do hope so. I want to be able to wear some Spring clothes instead of winter.
Uncle John and his two nephews playing Easter Sunday. Their hats were part of the big Easter Egg that they got. They each had got new goggles for when they go swimming this year. They were having such a blast.

Later they were building cars with lego's. Matt does a good job without help just a little supervision if he doesn't understand part of the instructions. One of his imagination projects was a moving outhouse with the door and a man inside. You never know what he will build, but then when he was in daycare that is one of the things he really like playing with there.
We went last night to see Ethan and his two new puppies. They are a mixture, Part blue healer and they don't know. Abby is white with brown spots and Doc is blue with black spots. 
They went after one and came home with two. To see Ethan outside running around the yard with his puppies is really fun to watch. He wants someone to play with him. He enjoys going to pre-school because he has kids to play with him. They had their kindergarten round-up to get them signed up for fall all ready. He is anxious to go.  

 I thought I would introduce you to Cleo, the newest horse at my son's. She is the one that I think my oldest grandson wants to show this summer. He is going to be taking riding lessons this summer. Charley, his horse is being such a pill about letting you ride. He has tried to buck him off more then once, but give him credit he didn't get bucked off. I just don't want him to get hurt.
I hope every one is well and having a good week. Take care

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and not eating to much.
We started off our Easter Sunday with 37 degrees. It has warmed up some this afternoon. We did our Easter family get together yesterday. We had a wonderful time with the family and ate to much which is every holiday.
The red bud tree is one that I look at every day as I get to work and leave work. It is close to where we park our vehicles. Ours here at home we lost to the bad ice storm that we had a few years ago.
Our daughter and son-in-law brought out their gators  so they could go play. The first picture is of our three grandson and their uncle john as they were getting ready to go. They had a ball. The younger ones could only ride in this seat belts. one as it had the seat belts and netting that lifted up by the back seats.
The next picture is our daughter getting the second one off of the trailer. She still laments that she didn't get to drive the race car around the block when we were on an ice skating trip and they were racing  cars up Pike"s Peak.
The next picture is them all heading out to go for a ride. They kept the boys entertained while they were hiding Easter Eggs. Spot and Shorty thought they should help, but they had to stay in their pen.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter

I want to wish all of my friends here on Blog land a Happy Easter. We will be spending Easter at our son's with all of the family there. I will have so much fun with my three grandsons.
I, also want to take a minute to welcome all my followers. I appreciate everyone of you. You all help make my day in more ways then one.
I only have to work two more days then it will be the weekend. My job for Easter will be take the relish tray which is not that hard. My daughter and daughter-in-law are doing the cooking. Of course, my oldest grandson is baking cupcakes with his mom's supervision. He saw them in her magazine and thought that he could make them.
He likes to cook. I can remember when he was small she had left a skillet on the stove and he pushed the chair over to the stove. He had emptied her brand new bottle of parsley flakes in the skillet. He was cooking. She was just thankful that he hadn't turned the stove on.
My youngest grandson is getting a new puppy. He named her Abbie. He is getting everything ready for her to come to his house. I don't know what that includes. I just know he is excited.
We don't have a soccer game this week because of Easter, but they did have practice.
If you are traveling this weekend, do it safely and enjoy your day, Happy Easter

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Week

Are you getting ready for Easter? I finished the boys Easter up today. I did not buy candy because they will get enough with out grandma buying it.
Yesterday  part of the day was spent watching our 6 year old grandson play soccer. They are so much fun to watch. The score this week was 1 to 1. There record so far is 2 wins and 1 tie. They are really having fun.
It had a been a big week for him because he can now ride his pony in the round pen all by himself without anybody holding on to his pony. He was excited with that accomplishment.
They had been riding every evening about with weather permitting taking time for soccer practce.
Our oldest grandson is going to take riding lessons again this summer. I don't know which horse he will be showing, but we will go watch because it is fun. You can see the progress from the previous year.
Our youngest has decided that he is going to take swimming lessons so that he can swim in his Uncle's swimming pool. He told his daddy that he needed one in his back yard. He helped his dad work on their house. They thought it would be done by next weekend, but it is going to take a little longer then they thought.
We will spend Easter with our family which is all that I really want is everybody there. The younger two will have to have their Easter Egg hunt. The oldest thinks that he is getting to old for that. He told me that he would like a new pair of shorts to sleep in if I hadn't got anything for him. I bought him a pair of bright red ones that are a silky feel like you see all the kids wearing. I don't like the ones that look like they are going to lose them.
Well I need to get back to work on a special order for a Wedding gift. Have a great week and Happy Easter.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A beautiful Spring Day

We have enjoyed two beautiful days. Yesterday in the 70's and today we made it to 80 degrees. It makes you think that maybe Spring has finally arrived. Tomorrow they are predicting a possibility of severe storms. I hope they are wrong.
We received a new kind of wedding announcement. It was a picture of the bride and groom to be on a magnet asking us to reserve a special day just for them. You could stick it on your refrigerator door where you would see it often. I knew there was a possibly of getting an invitation. They have been dating for quite a while. At least they were smart and are waiting until they finish college.
Have you ever got yourself involved in something and had second thoughts after the fact. They presented it as being one way, but after you committed to it, they changed their requirements to where it will cost more money then originally stated. I should have known better, but I thought I would give it a try. My hubby didn't think much of the program. I thought it would be interesting and I could learn some more. Well the books aren't at all like they presented them.
Oh well, I guess we all have to learn about our mistakes. I have been trying to decide what kind of a camera I want. My cheap one will not let me do what I want anymore. I guess maybe there is something to the saying when you buy cheap that is what you get or something to that effect. At the time it was what I could afford.
If it keeps going like it is at work, it looks as though we will have a busy summer. We had two new houses start this week that we will be furnishing the material for. I would like to see the one when it is finished. I like the way that it is arranged with a sunroom on the back of the house. The view will be really neat to look at. With it enclosed you don't have to worry about the weather either.
Well you all have a good day.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Today has been a day of frustration almost from the time I got up this morning. Have you had days when no matter what you try it was wrong?? That was my day.
We were suppose to have one come back to work or at least wanted to, but I guess the doctor hadn"t release him because he didn't show up for work. One of the others had to take family to the airport so it was definitely a day of short crew for quite a while.
I was trying to get the 10th of the months bills paid, which was a struggle with having my computer upstairs and being downstairs to help while they were all outside.
The icing on the cake was when I went to the pharmacy after work to pick up John's med to find out we have another one the insurance company won't approve. They want us to use lactulose which is like drinking syrup. It will send his blood sugar up which we are already having problems with at the present time.Why can't they just let us have what the doctor prescribed? I keep thinking I want to call the insurance company and ask them just what meds are they going to let him have without making us try all of this other stuff. We know what works and what doesn't. That is enough complaining for one evening.  We did have a good weekend. I fit in haircuts for the both of us. After that, we went to watch Matt play soccer again. His team won again this weekend. He plays in front of the goalie and gets so involved that he wants to be in the middle of the action. They have to get him backto play his position. That age is so much fun. Next week should be fun because he is playing against his cousin's team.
 Jake is starting his riding lessons again. I don't  know if he is going to ride Charley or Cleo. He wants to show Cleo this summer. I don't know if dad is going to let him or not. I don't know who they really got Cleo for. We will go watch them ride regardless of which horse. They have been riding in the evening. They just need one more horse then everybody would have one.
We went and visited with our daughter and family on Sunday afternoon. They are doing some remodeling and her husband had torn out the front door. They were putting in a new one. It definitely let you get fresh air through the house. Ethan had to show grandma how he was riding his two wheel scooter. He kept trying to push his boundaries as to how far he could go down the driveway. 
I will be anxious for them to get the remodeling done. They thought Easter, but it will take a little longer.
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Enjoy the sunshine if you have it for me. We went from 81 degrees yesterday to 43 degrees. We didn't get the storms thankful for that. We are to get down to the 30's tonight. What happen to spring.
Take care.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Finally Home

It has been a very long day with doctor appointments, making more, stopping at the pharmacy with prescriptions to be filled. We left home at 6:45 A. M. this morning and got home at 7:15 P.M. this evening. We did stop and have a late lunch or early supper, I don't know which you prefer to call it. We will go back to see another of the doctors the 26th of this month.
I am still no closer to understanding his latest problem. Just how much more of a problem it is causing the liver. I just know the antibodic and the lactulose is causing a problem with the blood sugar. We may not stay on it that long because of the high dollar and I do mean high dollar. I think they think it is worth its weight in gold.
Our primary doctor helped us to pick out the most essential meds that is needed and what we could do without if necessary, but it is my final decision because I am the one who knows exactly how much we can afford. I love him because I am old enough to be his mother. He has been with us all through John's illness. If I could only sell some more tea towels, but who knows.
Vacation is put on hold at the present time. We will see what October brings.
Soccer tomorrow if it doesn't rain. It is so much fun watching the kids play. They are kindergarten and first grade. You definitely don't know what they are going to do.
I am splurging on a hair cut tomorrow, it will be a day of running and Sunday I hope will be a day of peace and quiet. The stay at home kind of a day. The storms are still to the south of us with the possibilites of bad weather tomorrow and Sunday. Our plans may change. I hope you enjoy your weekend.
I saw trees in bloom that kinda of reminded me of the ones in my post. Take Care.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Showers

We haven't had the April showers yet, but they sure had them to the south and east of us with the hail, lightening, and all. We had the wind, lightening, and very little rain.

The soccer game Saturday was so much fun to watch. They have both boys and girls on the teams. My grandson's team won 3-0. He plays defense right in front of the goalie. We had maybe 5 drops of rain while we were there. It was cool, but rather nice when the sun came out. We enjoyed it. Grandpa got to set in the car to watch. My son took his binoculars so he could use them if he wanted to. The field was definitely not for wheelchairs and it was further then he could walk.

The Blondie in the picture is  my youngest grandson. They were on their field trip which they had a blast or at least that is what he said. They were playing doctor including the little white jackets.
I need to get some more projects done. My tulip and iris tea towels are sold and I will ship them tomorrow. You never know when you are going to get lucky. I did finish my mitten pot holders, but I need to take pictures yet. Matt and Jake have a new horse. It is a gray quarter horse mare. A nice disposition. Mom, dad, Jake, and Matt all have rode her. They call her Cleo, but that is not her registered  name. I think Jake is going to show her this summer. His pony Charley was getting to small for him. He is as tall as I am and such long legs. I can't buy him a boy's size 18 anymore. He is only going to be 12 in June, so I wonder if he will be taller then his dad.
Have you ever seen embroidered Easter Eggs like these? I don't think I would be brave enough to even attempt something like these. I borrow the picture from the e-mail I was sent. I thought they were actually appliqued at first, but further in the e-mail she said they actually embroidered and you could see the pin holes from the needles. One thing about them, they are really unique.
The birthday cookout was very enjoyable and my son loved his blue berry, red and black raspberry cobbler cooked in the dutch oven with ice cream. We had a nice visit with all them. Matt wanted to know when Uncle John was coming back to see him. He told him he would see him Saturday at his soccer game. He wants him to come and build Lego's with him.
Have a great week and stay safe. We have a lot of storms all over the country.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hooray its Friday

I was so glad to see 4:30 come today. I needed the two days off and have a change of scenery.
I am hoping that my Magnolia tree looks like this again, but with all of the weather changes. I just don't know.
Is Spring really here??? We did get to 64 degrees today and suppose to be warmer tomorrow and Sunday. We will have a very busy weekend. We are going to our grandson's soccer game. He is so excited. He told me he is going to play T-ball, take swimming lessons, and show his pony. He is going to do it all. I don't know if mom and dad are agreeing to all of that.  They took his pony to get her feet trimmed last night. He fell asleep going and slept all the time they were there. He woke up after he got home and told mommy he really needed his nap. You never know what he will say or do. We are celebrating our oldest son's birthday Sunday evening with a cookout. His birthday is actually on Monday, but it will work better with everyone schedule. He had a bad asthma attack from people spraying their yards. I hadn't thought about that yet, but I should have remember. I don't use chemicals on ours unless he is going to be gone.
He had the city bus pick him up in front of the house. His bus driver wanted to know what was wrong because he usually walks to K-Mart and catches the bus there. She knew and she told him to call and they would come to get him. He took a breathing treatment and did another one this evening after he got home from school. He probably wouldn't have gone except he had a test today.
The month of March really flew by. I wonder if April is going to go that fast. I hope not. I would like for it to slow down so we can smell the roses as the saying goes. Everybody is always in a hurry. You can slow down a little and get there just as fast I know that.
Some of our guys from the 139th were in Lacklank, Florida for an air show when they had a bad storm go through. The planes weren't damaged nor were they hurt. They were helping take care of others where ever they could. We stayed there  when we took a trip to Florida when our kids were younger.
Well everybody have a great safe and happy weekend.