Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hot Weather is Here

 We have been having really hot weather the last few days with the heat index in the triple digits. I am hoping that it will cool down for the three day weekend. I haven't decided what I will be doing for sure, but will spend part of it with family and of course, nursing home visits. 

Hubby had an eye doctor appointment yesterday in the city. It was suppose to be a simple eye exam, Right? Well they ended up scanning the eye and lasering it to try to take away the blurring. We will go back this next week and I have already been informed that the nursing home can't take him. Well I gave her a message of two that can. She just has to call and make the arrangements. 

Yesterday was something else. Both my hubby and my dil's father had doctor appointments. Would you believe that the paper work got mixed up and when my dil got to her dad's appointment, she had my hubby's paper work. Well, they ended up faxing hers down and mine ended up being remade. It was quite a day in more ways then one. 

I thought I would show you some new things going to be listed in my etsy shop. All of the work I show you here on my blog is for sale, if interested, you just need to send me an e-mail. I am working on a custom order that I have taken off the days of the week and added the saying that they wanted.

The next two pictures is a close up of the design on my table topper that I showed you in a previous post. It was fun to make and I love the way that my butterflies turned out. It is called butterflies and orange blossoms. The burp cloth with the little monkey was embroidered for my niece's baby shower. She has been put on bed rest. I just keep praying for her and the baby. We know it is a little boy. I am going to have some burp cloths in my shop before long.

You never know what you are going to see. I have a new red Christmas tea towel, but for some reason I could not get it to load. 

The schools here in town let out early because of heat and some have ac. It just does not make sense. My older two grandson's didn't get out early. They have gone to school all day. They have ac. It may only be window units in some rooms, but they are managing. 

 Miss Lindalee is having a giveaway over at her blog Crossnmystitches. If you click on my sidebar it will take you there. I have admired some of her counted cross stitch. One of these days I will get so that I can do that. I just haven't got up my nerve to try. 

I am sorry this post is a little long. I hope everyone is staying cool. Take care.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


 W hen it is hot, you try to find a shade tree to cool off under. When the humidity is high, sometimes that doesn't even help. He climbs all over his horse and she is usually very calm, but as we all know sometimes she is not. School has been in session for a week and so far so good. Everybody likes their teachers even my grandson who started high school this year. I just don't want to grow older, but having a 2nd, 3rd, and a freshman in high school they do make you age. We are in the 90's.

When it is hot, you can use these coolant towels that you dip in water and they really do work. I didn't catch it in time, but he was wearing this under his hat. He would have been in trouble for that one. We were under tents that day which really came in handy. 
This afternoon I am off to a baby shower here in a little bit. It was fun shopping and hard to make up my mind what to get her. I made her a burp cloth using a diaper and embroidering a monkey on it with a cute little saying. I am going to be adding them to my etsy shop, but first I have a custom order that I have to complete.
My eye surgery is scheduled for the 9th of September. My daughter is going to be there the day of surgery and I think my son will take me the following day as he has some vacation time that he needs to take. I  just know I will be glad when it is over. My other eye will be done about a month later or at least that is the plan now. 
The medication that they put hubby on hasn't done any good. It was suppose to help his legs heal, but they don't look any different then before they started it. It just caused more problems when he tries to do things. It makes his hands shake more. I want it stopped. I will succeed, but it may take me a day or two. I get tired of fighting to accomplish what is best for him. 
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Prayers are going out for those in need. I am trying to make my way around to visit. I do read, but don't always get to leave a comment. Some of the new gadgets aren't for me. Take care.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me

 Flowers for my birthday. We started celebrating a day early for my birthday with my two oldest grandsons. They started to school today. Yesterday was a beautiful day to be outside watching them ride. I got home at 11:30 and was going to sleep a little late, but then hubby called to wish me happy birthday, then my daughter, and then my daughter-in-law. I talked so much on my cell today that I had to put it on the charger twice. 
After lunch, I went window shopping or at least that is what I call it. I was trying to get ideas for a baby shower. It has been quite some time since I have been to one. Please pray for my niece, she still has 33 weeks left to go, but her blood pressure is causing problems along with some other issues. She was having to stay in the hospital over night today. They say the baby weighs 5-6 lbs, but I don't know if they will let it come early or not. I just want both to be o.k.
 My youngest grandson called to tell me Happy Birthday and about his first day of school. He told his momma that she could just drop him off that she didn't need to walk him to his room. He is getting grown up for only being in the 2nd grade. 
I have to learn how to set the date on my camera, still haven't managed that yet.The sun was going down as I was coming home.
I don't know if I showed you my butterfly and orange blossom table topper. I really like the way that it turned out. I have a craft show I am getting ready for this next month. I have never been there so it should prove interesting. 
 Taste of Home cooking school is coming to our city again this year in November. The girls and I are already planning on going again. We had so much fun last time and I was lucky enough to win one of the door prizes. 
Everybody had a good first day of school. The older two was getting ready for bed. They have to be on the bus at 6:45 A.M. in the morning. 
My birthday has been enjoyable and yesterday the weather was awesome so it was an enjoyable weekend. 
Hope all is well with you all. Have a great week. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Weekend Happenings

An update from my house to you all. The doctor appointments went well. I can no longer postpone my cataract surgery because new glasses won't help again. They are in the process of getting everything ready that they need for the surgery. My primary doctor was happy with me. My blood pressure was 136/72 after the drive which was good for me and he liked my weight. Everything checked out that was needed for my surgery.
I am going to start walking, but I think I will do it at the mall instead of the neighborhood being I will be walking probably most of the time by myself. I think I would feel safer. You never know who is in your neighborhood that has no business being there. We have some people having work done on their house that the workers don't look that good. I miss running the steps that I did when I was working.
The kids have already told me that they are taking my car so that I can't drive before I am suppose to after surgery. I will let you know exactly when. They will take good care of mom.
My youngest grandson played his first ball game in the fall league tonight. I had about forgot  if he hadn't asked if I was coming when I talked to him. It was fun to watch.They won.
 Sunday, The older two will be showing their horses. I have told my oldest that my birthday present from him would be for him to do the reining class. He doesn't really like that class, but we shall see if he will do it. I am hoping they have a good day. It isn't suppose to be hot.
They all start school on my birthday. The summer has gone by so fast. To be honest I think the whole year has flown. It seems like one month just starts and it is gone. 
 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Take care

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fast Summer

 Where has the summer gone? Hasn't the months seem to just fly by or is it a sign we are getting older? I know it seems like a month just gets started and you blink it's gone. We have had some cool nights, but we could use some more rain. 

Last week was a busy week with my baby-sitting the three boys. I was glad for my oldest grandsons help with the younger two. They can be a handful especially when you are only use to having one or two of them at a time. I know by the end of the week I was exhausted. 

School starts in a week in our area. Both mom's have been shopping for school supplies, shoes, and clothes. It  is hard to find some of those in between size as I like to call them in jeans. 

Matt enjoyed his art camp and is already talking about going next year. He told his brother he was ahead of him in school. His brother said I don't think so, little brother said yep because I am going to college. He thinks he his art camp puts him ahead because it is on the college campus. 

You remember seeing Matt going sailing off of Cleo's back. Well this is  a picture of just how gentle she is. He was sitting there with his feet cocked around the saddle horn. We will have a horse show this coming Sunday. I will probably go watch as it stands at the moment. 

I thought I would show you another one of my tea towels that I have ready to put an edge around it. I am making a set of red and black tractor pillowcases right now. That is just some of what I have been doing to keep myself busy. 

Tuesday is the eye doctor and Thursday is the primary doctor appointments. Find out about my cataract surgery. Hopefully the right eye will be ready to do the following month after the left eye is done. I have to have a checkup to make sure that health wise I am able to have the surgery. My left eye blurs and waters more then it did so I know it is getting time for it to be done. 

Well friends have a good week. I know that mine will be a busy one, but that makes me happy. I don't have time to think about things and worry. Take care. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

9 out of 10

 We had so much fun today at my family reunion. 9 out of 10 wasn't bad for brothers and sisters. We were missing one sister, but I never laughed so much when we were taking pictures. Finding a good one out of all of them that were taken was a challenge because of the rabbit ears behind somebodies head or a hand on top of somebodies head. A lot of visiting, picture taking, and food to try. Ages went from in the 80's down to 8 months. We had a nice group of the younger generation. My oldest brother's wife had been home a week from having three stints put in her heart, but it didn't solve the problem. My brother in the red shirt goes for test the 23rd because they found a mass in his stomach. He had to much infection to run them sooner. I was glad we were together.
 My grandson showed his little pony and got 4th in the halter class. He was having fun with her and they look so cute together. Big brother showed Fergie in halter and then in walk, trot class. The judge told him that his horse was lame and he was not to bring her back in the arena that afternoon. She gave him last place for it. I don't know if she thought he wouldn't have a horse to ride. If that was the case, it didn't work because they both showed Cleo. She  gave my oldest grandson 5th on her, but I don't think she really wanted to do it. Little brother got 4th when he showed her. I didn't like the judge. I really think she has a thing against boys.
While waiting for your next event, you get permission to play games on one of the other mom's cell phone. He is so spoilt by everybody. I am taking him tomorrow to his art camp at the college. That should be interesting. 

 We was teasing brother about wearing his friend's hat with pink trim. He didn't think we would get a picture, but I did. You have to be ready at a moments notice. He moved to quick in the picture before so I didn't get it.
My last picture is of him riding Cleo. She is such a good horse and knows which one she has on her back. 
We didn't stay for games because it would make it to late to get home. I understand that they didn't start until 7:30. Hard telling when they would get over. Also, in the first event one of the horses rared, the rider went off and the horse fell on him. Had to have the ambulance, he broke his hip.
I am glad I didn't see it and it wasn't anybody that we knew. 
We had rain this afternoon as I was coming home. I went by the nursing home to see hubby. They told me they would help put him in the car so I could have taken him, but as I told them that wasn't the problem. How was I to get him in and out of the car and take him to the bathroom while we were there.They have two people and they expected me to do it by myself plus they used a lift to transfer him from his recliner to his wheelchair so he could go to supper. I am sorry it is a long post. 
Hope you all have a great week, I am babysitting for the week. Take care

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Weekend Coming Up

 Are you ready for the weekend? Do you already have plans for your weekend? My plans start with tomorrow meeting with the dietitian. Wish me luck, Hubby's menu is never right. His choices are usually what everybody else gets. After they hand me his menu, I usually ask the cooks what choices does he have then figure it out from there. 

They are suppose to be addressing his leg problem. The blisters are back that burst and ooze. The wound care people want them wrapped every time they doctor them. We shall see what that does. I would just like to know what causes it. I get told it is because he is a diabetic. Sometimes I think that I am just getting pacify and they hope I will go away. I know who to ask to get my answers. 

One of the nurses is having surgery next week and they are scared she has cancer. I am praying it is not. I have heard that nasty word to much lately at the nursing home. There is one of the aide's 15 year old sister undergoing chemo right now. The bad thing is mom and dad are getting a divorce. I always thought parents are suppose to be in it together, but I guess not. 

The picture is of my oldest grandson carrying our state flag. We went to a horse show and they didn't have kids who could do it so he got the honor. He carries the flag boot as he calls it in the truck so he can do it if he gets ask. His dad made three of them that straps on to the stirrup's. Some of them stick the pole inside their boot which I don't think would feel very good. 

I have the boys this next couple of weeks. Next week I will be taking my middle grandson to art camp in the afternoon. Then at the end of the week I will have all three. That should be fun, but then my oldest will help me with the younger two. 

Saturday I am going to go watch the boys ride and then on Sunday I am going to go to my family reunion. I know that I am going to get to see family that I haven't seen for quite awhile. There is ten of us kids (6 boys and 4 girls). It will be us with our extended families hoping it includes some cousins. I am trying to decide what I am going to take. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Take care