Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Do you have plans to travel? Have you already left for your destination? If you are driving, please be safe. 
My day will start off with lunch with my son,daughter-in-law, their two boys, my daughter, son-in-law, and their son. I was hoping maybe our oldest would be able to come home, but with the bad weather to the south of us, maybe it will be just as well he isn't. He was wanting to drive home. In the afternoon, I will go to the nursing home taking hubby his supper.  He has already talked to my daughter-in-law what he would like to have.  We are having both turkey and ham. He likes ham the best and they don't get that much of it. Of course, she and the boys are making cranberry tarts for partially for him.  
Our southern states aren't use to the ice. Let's face it we have just had some weird weather and what you got depended on where you are at.  I have seen pictures of all kinds lately and we just pray that everything will work out. 
We continue to ask for prayers for people. My friend  Nana Diane needs them for her very sick grandson very badly. She does so much for us now it is time to give back. It is a little easier to take when it is an adult, but when it is a child, they can't maybe tell you what you need to know. 
Finally, I have a doctor appointment for the 5th of Dec to find out maybe why my hubby gained 17 lbs in one month and continues to gain weight. It is not what he is eating because his appetite is not that good. It means getting up really early, but I can handle that. We are going to start with the liver doctor and go from there. I don't think they were to happy with me at the nursing home, but at the moment I want some answers.  I am tired of their excuses.  I didn't trust what I was told so I called the doctor's offices and started asking questions which is my right. I, also, told them what was going on so we could get him in without waiting until January.
Saturday is my last craft show for this year.  I sent my hummingbird pillowcases to a new home in Texas. I am working on my wall hanging, the biggest problem is keeping the material tight in my hoop. Anybody have  any suggestions? 
Have a wonderful day tomorrow. I know we will all probably eat more then we should. Take care and be safe. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cold Cold

We were lucky that we didn't get the ice and snow that was located around us. We just got the rain, sleet, and some snow not enough to mount to much. You didn't have to traveled that far from home to find the ice and snow. Basically it depended on where you lived.

   My youngest grandson with his dog doc sitting in front of the window.  I was at his house today after having a Thanksgiving dinner at the nursing home. Doc is one of 5 dogs, but I think this one is more his favorite. They have two that are having some health problems because of age. I think it something happens they are just going to have three. It is his job to take care of the dogs in the afternoon after he comes home from school. He is such a helper. I am going to shorten another pair of pants for him This will make the 4th pair.  He wanted me to fix another of his stuff animals that has a hole. He couldn't find it and wanted me to wait until he did. I told him just to bring it Thanksgiving and grandma would mend it He thinks I can fix anything that requires sewing.

My daughter reminded me that we don't have that long until Christmas. I really didn't want to think about it yet. We will do Thanksgiving at my son's house. They were already planning the menu and I got told to just show up. They take good care of mom.  If it is bad weather, they are just going to come and get me. I can handle that. My son called the day we were getting the rain, freezing rain, and etc. He wanted to know where I was at. I told him I was home and staying there. I had been out long enough to get me some groceries. I bought some bread and lunch meat just in case the lights went out. I really do know what to do if we have that problem. 

My oldest grandson is going to come and help set up for the craft show the 30th, that will be my last one. I could have done some more, but I need to get a wall hanging done and a couple of other things. custom orders.
It has been a fairly good craft season for me and I know what I need to do next year. 

These are two Christmas tea towels that I have finished. Have any of you had a problem loading your pictures in your etsy shop. I keep getting told that my pictures are the wrong size. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving I know that we won't eat to much. Right. I know I ate more then I should have today. Have a good week. Take care.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


      Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the first one will be Saturday at the nursing home with hubby. They were suppose to take x-rays today of both hips and his pelvic areas. We did get to talk with the doctor yesterday and I had spent the afternoon there so that I didn't miss her. Trying to get answers. It will be interesting  to see if they show anything. 
     The sun is trying to peak out after having some rain. It isn't going to warm up very good today that is for sure. I was hoping for at least 50's. I need to get  myself going to run errands this morning. I have several that needs to be done. Do you ever catch yourself putting off something until tomorrow because you don't want to do it? I try to put them in order to do the most important ones and some of the minor things fall through the crack. 
     I did not take these pictures but I love the fall color. They were on face book.Amazing Places and Scenery. I just know they have some beautiful scenery pictures. 
     To all of my friends who were affected by the tornado's and storms you are in my thoughts and prayers. We know we can replace material things such as houses, cars, and etc, but we can't replace a life. You grieve for those who lost love ones wishing that it didn't happen. Weather can be so unpredictable with storms coming later in the year. I don't feel like anybody really know the real reason why it happens it just does. Common sense needs to be put in place when it happens.
     I am working on custom orders right now and hoping that people if they want them for Christmas doesn't wait until the very last minute. Have a wonderful day. I off to do my running.

Monday, November 18, 2013

I"m Not Lost

     I am really not lost, I just haven't been able to visit you all like I really want to with craft shows, visiting the nursing home, my grandson getting his first year pin in the FFA ceremony, just to name a few of the things I have been doing. Oh! I forgot my one day a week job.
     Do you have your plans made for Thanksgiving? They are having Thanksgiving at the nursing home for the patients and family this coming Saturday the 23rd. It is their way of saying thank you. Thanksgiving I will spend with the kids that live here then take food up to hubby  later in the day. My grandson has already order cranberry tarts, both he and his grandpa like those.
     I didn't go to the nursing home today with working. He called complaining that his legs were really bothering him. I asked him if he had told them about them hurting. No, he hadn't. I didn't have much sympathy tonight. I told him when he has a problem, he has to tell them. He said that he would.  I have been told that I need to let him be more independent, but I think he really was trying to make me feel bad because I didn't go. It is not fun being a caregiver even though you try really hard. It doesn't help when you know that you can no longer take care of them like you use.
      I had a good fairy over the weekend. Someone paid for my breakfast and I don't have a clue as to who. I would have liked to have been able to say thank you. 
    We celebrated two birthdays over the weekend. Both were a little late because it was the first available evening that we all had an evening free. Starting in January, my middle grandson will be playing basketball. He has practice right now on Tuesday evenings. 
     My heart and prayers go out to those that were affected by all of the storms. Especially to those who lost love ones and their homes. We had some in the area, but nothing like what hit in Illinois, Indiana, and other states. We did have the winds, thunder, lightening, and heavy rain. They still had storm warnings out when I called it a day. 
     I hope you all are having a good week. Take care

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


 We were on our way to meet my daughter for lunch on our girl's Day out. I was taking pictures out the window as we were driving along when I saw something that caught my eye. 

It was such a pretty day and the color was so pretty, but with the cold and winds we have had they don't look like this instead they have lost the majority of their leaves.
 I enjoyed the day because I didn't have to drive. I love every occasion that I can let someone else do the driving for me. It was another year for a lot of bright fall colors in our area. At times when the sun is setting, it makes a beautiful sun set. 

You get to see me with my girls. We enjoyed our lunch and running around. Of course, the boys wanted to know when they were going to be home. They were babysitting the boys. It doesn't hurt them every now and then to take care of them and give mom a break.

We had just finished up lunch and was getting ready to go when my daughter in bright yellow asked the waitress to take a picture of the three of us. I could tell they walked a lot more then I had because my legs were tired when I got home. It was enjoyable that was the main thing.
The house in the back ground is not my house. I just liked the pretty red tree in their front yard. I took some pictures of some old mansions here in town, but they didn't turn out. If you like history, our city has a lot to offer. The old homes are beautiful and makes you want to see the inside. 

My grandson had to show off his FFA jacket and how they had to look for the functions that they attend. His first contest he attended he was 11th out of 147 which I didn't think was bad. He is going to be taking judging classes to learn to be a judge and maybe compete at that. He is just getting started so we shall see. 

We had fun our day out. He is grandma's helper. We always have fun when we are together. He keeps reminding me how much longer it will be before he can drive. It will help his mom and me. He thinks he should be my chauffeur.

I hope you are having a wonderful week staying warm if you have the cold weather and safe if you have the bad weather. Take care. 

Monday, November 11, 2013


Happy Veteran's Day to all those, who have served for our freedom from a military family. I have had family in every generation that has served at one time or another.  My brothers and my oldest son plus I have nephews in the military at the present time and pray for them each day along with every one else on my prayer list.

We had a small parade to honor them, but it was cold at the time with the wind blowing out of the north. When I left the house to go to my one day a week job, it was 52 degrees. It never reached our high instead it went the opposite way. The temperature is continuing to drop. There has been a report of snow flurries not that far away from us.
Also, I did not take the picture above, it is just one that I found on line that I liked. 

Have you ever had a person tell you that you had to remove a comment left on your blog or they were going to report you? Something about they were using it to go in a back way to their website. I have no idea what they are talking about. The comment was left there over a year ago and they are just now requesting it. I don't have a clue how to delete somebody's comment because truthfully I never thought anything about it. Does this actually happen or is someone trying to pull a scam?

The craft show over the weekend went well and I have a new challenge. They want one of my pillow case designs turned into a picture to hang on a wall. I really don't know what material  to use because I don't want to do counted, but want to be able to trace the design on using my light box.  Do any of you have any suggestions as to the type of material I should use.  I don't have to have it done by Christmas, but I would like to have it done by then. I have one more craft show left at the end of the month. My grandson and I had a really good time. 

I got my new glasses ordered Friday when I was at the eye doctor. I get to stop the steroids eye drops that I had to put in once a day on this coming Friday. They did put a little correction in one eye so they would be same. It will be wearing bifocals, but I don't care because I have worn glasses since I was a Freshman in high school. I definitely won't be hunting them. 

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sunshine where are you?

 Sunshine, where are you today? Don't you know we want to see you instead of the rain and cool temperatures. We like it when it is in the 70's and wish it would stay that way, but we know it won't.The trees are mine that divide our two acres. The color was so pretty and I can just look out my back door.

The Taste of Home cooking show was fun. They held it in conjunction with the home show. The only part of the home show that was drawing a crowd was the bird show. Her owl was beautiful colored. She takes her shows to schools and other places to teach the children about the birds. 

Taste of Home show made a chili that looked yummy and it was. My daughter in law made it and had me to come for supper. We had hot corn bread to go with it. She,also, made some fruit muffins. She sent home what was left of the chili  and it was my lunch yesterday. I also, had one of the fruit muffins warmed up with coffee for my breakfast. They were yummy.

The fireplace makes me wish I had one and with the weather outside I would take my embroidery and curl up in front of it. Although I might not get much done because if I get toasty as my grandsons say I would probably take a nap.

My retirement isn't lasting long. I am starting a part-time job on Monday. It is only one day a week, but I will be helping a young lady who has ms. She does accounting and some days it flairs up. I will help her however I can, I don't want a full-time job, but this one will let me set my own hours of how I want to do it. They understand the situation with my hubby and it sounds like it might be a win -win situation. It will give me a little extra spending money and helps her. I can understand what she is going through. 

I think everything I have gone through with my hubby has made me more understanding of other people. You always see someone worse then your problems. 

We had another bad wreck on I-29 again last night involving 2 semi's and 4 cars. Serious injuries, but I haven't heard if anybody was killed or not. We had a wreck last week where the driver of the semi was killed. They just drive like idiots and tail gate. They don't believe in the speed limit. I called my daughter to make sure she had made it home o.k. It is a route she takes every day to and from work. I just say an extra prayer that she makes it home safely every day. 

People are already putting up their Christmas lights and trees this year. They start it earlier and earlier every year. When we did decorated it wasn't until after Thanksgiving. I am not ready to go shopping, but I do have a list of what the boys would like. 

I got to see my oldest grandson all dressed up in his FFA jacket, white shirt, tie, and dress pants. He does make a very handsome young man. He hadn't shown his mom his grade card, but he did after he showed it to me. His grades were very good. The FFA is selling fruit baskets. I am getting a small one. I am looking forward to Saturday. It is the craft show I do with my grandson every year. I don't know with him in high school how much longer he will do that. 

You all have a wonderful day. Take care.