Sunday, December 30, 2012

Short Post

A short post tonight to let you know It will be a hit and miss visiting right now. I fell on the ice yesterday as I was going to breakfast at Perkin's. My day didn't go as planned. I was going to see my hubby after breakfast instead I ended up in the ER having x-rays. I didn't break my knee, but I have damaged it. You know how a person will sit with the leg bent back to the side. That was the way my left leg ended up. I had two nice people who helped me up. I was going up the handicap ramp which had black ice on it that I didn't see and I was trying to be so careful.I am to call the doctor tomorrow and go see him in the office as quick as I can get in.  I have to keep it elevated on two pillows with it in a brace and I can't do that very easy at my computer. It wasn't the way I had planned to spend my four days off that is for sure. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year. Be safe.

Friday, December 28, 2012

2013 Around the Corner

   Are you ready for 2013? Have you made your New Year's resolution? My four day weekend started at 4:45 P.M. this evening. I didn't have to stop at the store and I was glad. It was snowing when I came home from work. We were to have flurries, so we shall see what the ground looks like in the morning. It was damp and cold. We never did get above 25, but with the  wind chill it was colder yet.
  I did my grocery shopping last night so I wouldn't be caught in the crowd. The last time I went when it was storming. It took me over a hour to just get my groceries and get to the car. I just pick a different time when it is not as crowded. 
  Did you have a nice Christmas? We invaded the nursing home on Christmas Eve. We were all there with hubby excepting for our oldest and the way the weather and all has been I am glad he didn't try to come home. We have talked with him several times. Hubby had an enjoyable supper eating what he liked and seeing his boys. The two younger ones had to help push grandpa back to his room.  When we left the nursing home, we went back to  our daughter's house. I got a little bag to carry my scissors, needles, tape measure, and all the little gadgets that you need for sewing and a nice cup that you can use for hot and cold beverages.
  Christmas morning I went to breakfast and Santa bought me breakfast tip and all. It was a pleasant surprise and I almost cried. I didn't expect anything like that. After that I spent the day with hubby, I embroidered and he slept. He would wake up every so often and make sure I was still there and doze back off. I would almost say he had pain medication, but he said he hadn't. They could give it to people without their knowledge because they are just handed a container and tell them there is their meds. 
  I don't know what my weekend will bring. It depends on the weather. I just know that the alarm clock won't be set and I get to sleep as late as I want. 
I thought I would show you my owl that I got finished. If you go out for New Year's Eve, please careful and safe. Stay warm. Hugs and Prayers going out to those in need. May you all have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you in blog land. The snow arrived this past Thursday with the high winds causing blackouts. I went to work on Friday, but it took a while to get there.  They are predicting more snow, but hopefully it is going to miss us, but some of the areas that may have snow aren't prepared for that kind of weather. The ground is white and the kids have enjoyed sledding and tubing. Snow Creek down by Weston, Missouri has open so you can hit the  slopes close to home if you want to ski, snow boarding, or tubing. They make artfical snow, but the snow helped them too. I don't ski, but I like to watch them on television. I don't know about you, but I do have favorites.
If you are traveling, please be careful. We want to be able to visit you next year. Have you thought about your New Year's Resolution? I know I am rushing it since we haven't even had Christmas yet, but I want the year over with and let a new year begin. I am praying that 2013 will be a better year for all of us. The sun is trying to break through the clouds. We got up in the 40's yesterday, but it is only 18 degrees now with winds coming out of the north.
We talked to our oldest yesterday. His dad was wanting to talk to him. He was working Christmas day. When I talked to him earlier, he said he had it off. He always worked holidays and this will make his day go faster being he didn't come home. I am glad about it with all of the bad weather that is being predicted. We still have icy patches on the streets. I don't think they treated them. I know that they used a road grader to clean my street. 
Well I need to get back to my baby quilt that I am embroidering. Merry Christmas to all of you. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Digging Out

    Matt has arrived to dig me out after the blizzard that we have had. Major highways shut down because of all the accidents that they have had today. My family has all been accounted for so far today. My daughter-in-law made it to work and she will call when she gets home this evening. She was glad she went down and saw her dad yesterday before this hit.
   I got to stay home which didn't bother me at all because I really didn't want to get out there with people who drive like idiots. It was about noon before I saw people going by the house. I knew I could go if I got out of my driveway, but the snow drift had to be moved first that was right behind my car. 
                It  makes me wish that I had a fireplace that I could curl up in front of and enjoy the warmth, but the house is warm so there is not a problem. I keep it set at one temperature. How many of you remember your house being heated by wood stoves and taking a iron wrapped in newspaper to bed with you to help keep you warm.  I have talked with my hubby twice today so he is o.k. Santa played them a visit at the nursing home this afternoon. He was telling me what he got and sounded happy that is the main thing. It is hard to spend the holidays at the nursing home, but we keep taking every day that we get.
   My sister called to tell me that Chelsey arrived around 8:30 weighed in at 5 lbs and 13 ounces, 19 inches long. Mommy and baby are doing fine for being a month early.  I told my sister that I don't have my quilt done yet. I thought I still had time yet to get it done. She said not to worry about it. I will get it finished.
  The picture of the little reindeer in the red shirt is my middle grandson taken at his Christmas program that I went to. 
  I am sure thankful that I got my hubby back to the nursing home before all of this hit. It was pouring down rain when I came home from the store last night. I was hoping maybe that it would just freeze dry, but the snow and wind came. We had winds up to 45 miles a hour and blizzard conditions.We had quite a thunderstorm there for a while with lightening. You could just hear the wind howl.
   After not having to go to work, I went back to bed and slept a while longer this morning. I hope you are o.k. where you are. Some of you are in for quite a storm that headed your way. I have a nephew that lives in Des Monies and they had a lot of snow. 
You all take care and stay safe. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching and things will definitely be different at our house. 
I brought my hubby home from the hospital back to the nursing home last night. The only way to fix the hip dislocation is surgery and he would never make it after receiving 7 units of blood the last time. He will walk again, but with a limp. It will probably be a good 6 weeks to 2 months yet to go before it gets healed. I just wonder what will happen next. I just know the doctor and us were on the same page about the surgery. He would really like to know when it happened, but that will probably remain a mystery. 
I am listening to it rain and it is not that far above freezing so I don't know if I will wake up to ice or snow. I didn't go up to see hubby just talked on the phone. I went to the store and got me some groceries so I would have something in the house to eat. 
I talked to my oldest this past Saturday evening. I came home and baby sit the oldest two while mommy and daddy went to a Christmas party. I had really a good time with the boys. We ate KFC chicken strips, mash potatoes, gravy and cold slaw with hot biscuits. That was fine with me. 
The kids told me they were going to wrap me in bubble wrap. My oldest grandson went up to check on his other grandfather. He found him in the floor. He had a stroke and is paralysis on the left side at the moment. He is in the Va hospital. I am thankful that he was still alive. I don't know how it would have been if he had passed away.
My son asked my daughter-in-law what she wanted for Christmas. She told him she just wanted to do for the kids this year. 
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Sunday, December 16, 2012


No pictures today, but I have cried much the last two days. For all the little ones that lost their lives because of a senseless act. I don't understand what makes people do this. We have had several shootings of late. Gun control, I don't really think that would stop someone if they were intent on killing people, they would just find another way to do it. 
My grandsons aren't that young, but I would hate to lose any of them especially during the holiday season. My mother died December 18th and my father died on Christmas Day. It has been several years, but you still think about it. It is especially hard at Christmas. Each year you heal, how the parents and love ones will heal after the horrible shooting will take a while. I know I found my Christmas still in the boxes a year after my father died.
My hubby is back in the hospital. When they took the x-rays it showed his hip he had replaced is dislocated. We don't know how it happened, but I cried. They say that they can put it back hopefully without surgery. They have to put him to sleep to do it. The worry is  whether he will wake up afterwards with all of his health issues.  I am off to the hospital this morning. I did baby sit my two oldest grandsons last night. My 8 year old set in the chair with me and read a book to me. We looked at the Lego book he got at the library. He told me what he could build and what pieces he had. He would tell me the colors of pieces and then he went and got what he had made using his imagination. He has a very good imagination. His momma says there is lots of little pieces on the floor, but she doesn't say much because she knows that his little brain is working. 
Well, I am off to the hospital for the day and will probably stay the night.  Prayers going out for all of those in need. Take care.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Weekend Rain

 I drove home from the nursing home in the rain tonight. It was raining hard enough I had to turn on the windshield wipers. We went to see the orthopedic surgeon today and thought that everything was going good to only find out after the x-rays were taken this evening that his right hip is dislocated.  He had just started putting weight on it today and took 4 steps. We go to ER tomorrow and the orthopedic surgeon is on call. They are to notify him of our arrival and I don't know what will happen from there excepting we are back to where he can't put any weight on it again. I have cried this evening, but I had left before he saw the tears come. 
I have to get myself back strong with whatever comes. If they admit him to the hospital, I will come home because I am to babysit my oldest two grandsons and I need a change of scenery. I don't want to miss the time I was to get to spend with them, but we will have to wait and see. 
Even if he had been able to continue to put weight on hip, we knew we were going to have to take Christmas to him. I watched physical therapy today and he has a long ways to go to build back the strength that he has lost. 
Let us say prayers for all of those who lost their lives in the shooting today. It doesn't make sense to me. They were so young to have their lives snatched from them. If you have a child, give them an extra hug tonight. 
The picture is of my youngest grandson. They are doing Christmas theme's at school . The theme was Snowmen. This is Mr. Snowman with his corn cob pipe. I  thought he made a cute snowman. The Christmas tree in the background is one of many that his other grandma has up in their home. She decorates every room and some even have two trees. Beautiful. 
Oh yes, I won Maggie's fudge giveaway and it arrived today. I have already had two pieces and it is yummy, yummy, yummy, It is one of the things I like during this holiday season. 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and say an extra prayer for me.  I will update you when I know more.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cold Weather

The cold weather has arrived. We haven't had any bad weather yet and I am hoping that we don't for a little while longer.  I had to chuckle to myself tonight, my youngest grandson wanted to know why my laundry was at his house. I told him mommy did it because my dryer is broke. I had been drying some things  on a dryer rack in the bathroom.
I wasn't really ready to start with winter clothes. I was getting spoiled with the warmer weather, but it is December. The Christmas shopping is done and my daughter even helped to wrap it for me. It was really fun having someone to shop with and she did the driving. I just rode and enjoyed every minute of it. I went up and saw my other half tonight. He would be talking and the next minute  he would be sleeping in his wheelchair.  They were going to come and put him to bed when I left.  He is a little discourage because of it being the holidays and he knows he won't be able to go out for Christmas. I told him his grandsons already have it planned how they are going to help him celebrate Christmas. They won't tell me it is a surprise. 
I am baby sitting this Saturday Evening with my older two grandsons. We are going to go see hubby at the nursing home, then out for supper, just my two boys and me. I don't know where we will go for supper, but I am sure they will pick some place good. 
My oldest made a gift box with his scroll saw and I can't wait to see the finished box. His top looked like a gift with the ribbon design he made. I got to see that part and it was awesome. He was also helping make Christmas ornaments for teachers and some others. One was an old-fashioned sleigh with Santa saying Merry Christmas underneath the sleigh. It was really neat. He is very good in woodworking. 
We want to  wish all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I will be stopping by as often as I can. Your friendship means the world to me and is helping get through our trying times. Progress is very slow. 

Friday, December 7, 2012


Where was  the rain when we needed it so badly this summer? It rained on me coming home from the nursing home tonight. At least the temperature was still in the 40's so I didn't have to worry about it turning to ice. 
I am so glad that it is the weekend.  Did you ever have a day when no matter what you tried to do, nothing was going right?  I am working on the month I was gone from work  and I would love to push it in file 13, but  I won't .  I will get it figured out just may take a little longer then I thought.
I  think hubby was a little down tonight. It is the holidays and hard on him that he is unable to go Christmas shopping, to the Christmas programs, and all.  We will find out if he can begin to put weight on his hip or not this next Friday when we go see the doctor.  The Nursing home will take him in the van and I will ride down with them.  I think we are both looking forward to that visit so we know exactly where we are at with the  healing process. I saw some of the open wounds tonight. They don't look that good in my opinion. I need to try to get a hold of the doctor that is treating him there to find out what the biopsy showed that they did on his leg. 
I went last night to see him, then I went to Matt's Christmas program before I came home. I enjoyed watching the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders perform. Their program lasted about 40 minutes which is about as long as they go before they get restless. It didn't take them very long to clear out after the program. 
I am trying to do a little me time to keep me going.  Now you know why I keep so busy. It is to give me other things to think about.  Well I need to bring this to a close. I am going Christmas shopping with my daughter and her husband. They are going to help me finish my shopping so that I don't have to worry about it. Take care and Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


The last month of the year has started. I wonder if it will fly by as fast as the last two have flown. I just hope this month is better then the last two have been at our house. As many of you know my hubby is in a nursing home at the moment getting physical therapy that he needs. He is making progress, but has been a slow process. We are hoping maybe by Christmas that we will be able to take him out for the day, but it will remain to be seen. He still isn't allowed to put pressure on his right hip and leg yet.

I have been asked about my staying very busy with everything that I do. I  keep very busy so that I have other things to think about besides my hubby. I have taken care of him for so long that I feel like part of me is missing even though I know I am unable to do so and that he is in a much better place. He has a new room mate now and they both like each other which makes it really nice for a change. 

I delivered a tea towel this morning and I have an order for an owl tea towel for two little 8 year olds. They go to school with my middle grandson. I am going this Thursday night to watch his program after I go see hubby. They have a surprise for the parents and grandparents a very special song. It will be fun to watch regardless. I am looking forward to it. 

This past Thursday evening I went to The Taste of Home Cooking School with my daughter and daughter-in-law. We had really a good time and I won one of the many door prizes that they gave away. When we left, they were going to auction off the appliances that had been used for the show.  It was here at our college which made it all the better. We didn't have that far to drive.  

I have missed all of you and hope that I can get back to visiting a little more often. It is time I call it a night and hit the sack as the saying goes. Have a great rest of the weekend.