Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall is here

    It is official that fall has arrived. The year is flying and I really don't know where it has going. It is going way to fast whether we are ready or not. It is going to be cool this evening again. My grandson is here mowing my yard hopefully for the last time of the year. He is going to portray Johnny Frye for the Pony Express 5K Run with Fergie again this coming Saturday. He likes doing it. 
    I went yesterday with my dil and grandson to Children's Mercy Hospital for his physical therapy treatment. It will either make them wore out or bouncy off the wall as the saying goes. It really wound him up. He got some new exercises to do before he goes back. He was swinging from the ropes before we left and dropping on a mat. I can see what my dil meant by somethings after watching. The physical therapist says that he has lived with the problem for a long time and has now come to the point where he gets physically sick. They won't address his hearing issue until she gets through with him. If I get another opportunity to go, I will go with them again. He sure knows his way around down there. I would get lost. The people that work there that I met were awesome and so caring.
   Hubby was really sick yesterday going both ways. He was still keeping soup down today. They said that his color was better, but yesterday was bad.  Somebody brought a bug into the nursing home. Why do people either come to work sick or visit a patient that way is beyond me?
   My craft show wasn't that good Saturday. There was just way to much competition. I did come home and go to the Southside Festival with my daughter and her family along with one of her friends that I hadn't seen for a long time. The only thing that my youngest grandson wanted to do was ride the ponies. At least they had a bigger horse for the bigger kids to ride. After seeing how they did the vendors, that is one craft show I wouldn't do. You would have to have a tent which would be hot. Theirs is a 3 day event.  It was an enjoyable evening.   I didn't spend much money. 
    Tomorrow is the eye doctor appointment. We find out if they are going to do injections into hubby's eye or if it will require surgery. Both of them scare me because I don't even like putting drops in my eyes, but I do so I can't imagine what it will be like that they are going to do to him.. I don't know what he would do if he lost his eye sight. I am praying for the best. 
   My grandson is through mowing the yard so I need to bring this to a close so that I can take him home. Have a wonderful rest of the week and enjoy the fall weather. Take care.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


     I have been missing for a few days. Just to many things going on in my life right at the moment. Dealing with hubby's eye problem. He has an eye that is blurring. They say the film that covers your eye has a bubble in it. They are talking about injections or worse case scenario is surgery, but would not be invasive. We meet with them the 24th. Of course, it makes you worry as if I don't have enough to worry about. 
    Horse show season is winding down. The rain has not helped us in that respect. I think the boys are going to one October 4th, but not positive. Their last one wasn't a bad day. Jake and his partner have won team barrels the last three shows for which we are very proud of them. He did his volunteer job of leading horses while kids rode this past Sunday. They do a good job in that respect. They had 4 horses there, but he did not have his own horse. He will be portraying Johnny Frye again for the Pony Express 5K run. Mom is having him a shirt and vest made so that they don't have to borrow one. 
    Matt figured a new way to open and close the gate for trail. He just lets Fergie use her nose. It is not the right way, but the judge gave him points for doing something different. Everybody was talking about him. Of course, they do anyway. You never know what he will do. You need to watch out if he has the camera taking pictures when you least expect it.
    The fingers have been very busy getting ready for the first fall craft show. It is suppose to rain and probably will because it is Southside's Fall Festival. It starts Friday and goes through Sunday. I don't know what this year will bring being it is the same time as the festival, but last year I had a nice day.  The parade is Saturday. Ethan's scout troop will have a float in it. It will be televised. I will have to watch it when it is reran later in the evening. 
    They wanted to have part of the craft show out on the church grounds, but I don't think that will happen. I am inside. I only do inside shows when I go because I don't tolerate the heat very good. Only now with some of the temperatures we are having with the damp weather, it can make arthur hurt. 
I don't know which is worse. 
   Depending on where you are at, it is raining today. It is only 64 and not suppose to warm up much more. You wonder if we are going to have an early winter. Some say that we are going to have a bad one, but you never know. I think sometimes they just guess at the weather. 
   I will try to pop in and out. I have been doing some reading, but not leaving comments. You all take care. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Taken by my niece while camping.
You don't need saddles to do grand entry do it bare back taken by MA Donaldson
    My niece and her husband went camping and this was one of the pictures that she took. I thought it was so pretty. 
   My day started off with another round of thunder and rain. At least we didn't have the wind and lightening. Just the heavy rain which made it hard to see if you were driving. I didn't do my errands until this afternoon when the sun came out. It warmed up to the 80's after starting in the 60's.
My Youngest grandson at the Royals
    You don't have to have a saddle to do the grand entry. Teenagers, you never know what they will do. We have several that either have their permit or driver's license. I don't  know if I am ready for that or not. I know that it makes me feel old. Hopefully the arena will dry enough that we can get both Saturday and Sunday in this coming weekend. Saturday is a fun show to help with therapeutics riders so they can have fun too. We will have raffles and other fun stuff to help so they can continue to let the kids ride. There is always one show for them. They will have their time with their helpers to be in the arena. 
My youngest grandson went to the Kansas City Royal's game. They might make it to the playoff's this year. It is the best that they have played in quite some time. They even had some games that they had sold out crowds. They were playing when the storm went through on Sunday evening.  I sure don't like those kind of storms. I just say lots of prayers. 
My middle grandson helping at the horse show taken by MA Donaldson
   My middle grandson didn't do games at the last show, but he wanted to help so he put the flags in the can for the flag race. He likes being out there and even help put the barrels in the arena for the barrel race. He may be little, but he has the muscles. He didn't really have the bruise that you would expect when Fergie bucked with him causing him to hit his saddle horn. The weekend is suppose to be cooler which I hope they are right, but we will wait and see if we get them in. 
   I spent the day with hubby and thought maybe I got things squared away, but I think I am partially getting lip service. I will give it a few days, but I am still not happy. I still think one is giving his meds with a med instead of water. I know it was given with orange juice that had the med mixed into it. Plus you don't give a diabetic orange juice to take his medication with. Why can't they just do the job like they are suppose to?
   Sending prayers to those in need. You can never have to many. I still think that is what has kept us going for so long. Hubby got sick in November 1999. Saying prayers that the right decisions were make. 
   You all take care and have a wonderful rest of the week. 

Monday, September 1, 2014


I thought I had better check in so that you knew I was still alive. I have just been a little busy with everything that is going on in my life. Hubby has been sick so needless to say I have been at the nursing home with him. Doctor appointment for me, horse show weekend, and a custom order to finish.
    We had a very stormy night with thunder, lightening, wind, and rain. Some lost their electricity and we have trees down in the city. I was lucky and didn't lose my electricity. I know I didn't sleep very good with the lightening sounding to close for comfort. After having lightening strike the house a long time ago, I have never slept good when we have that kind of a storm. I just pray alot. 
    At least we finally got a weekend of horse show done that had previously been rained out the 23rd and 24th of August. It was so hot on Saturday and the boys weren't showing so I took Matt with me. He got to spend the day with grandma. We went out for lunch which I let him chose. He wanted Rib Crib, surprised grandpa with a visit in the afternoon, he played games on my computer, and went to get ice cream before we with back to the horse arena. His ice cream was chocolate with a brownie chopped up in it with some chocolate fudge on top mixed in. He loves chocolate. I had what was called a very berry ice cream. It had strawberries, blue berries, and raspberries in vanilla ice cream. Yummy.
   Sunday was show day which grandma always loves watching. Matt showed them a new way to close the gate in trail. You let your horse use her nose to close the gate. Leave it to him. He got a first in western pleasure and in trail. He doesn't do games, but helped by putting the flag in the can for flags game. Brother and his partner got 1st in team barrels, 3rd in egg and spoon, and I didn't write down all of his times which I know that I should. It was a good time. Jake and Bailey did grand entry with Cleo and Fergie bare back. They just decided on the spur of the moment to do it that way. The horses were my grandsons and shows how good they can be. 
   Monday, I had to go to the city for a doctor appointment. Everything was o.k. except for cholesterol, he would really like for me to take meds for it, but I hate taking medications. I have to make up my mind what I am going to do. I didn't tell hubby because he would try to help me make up my mind. It has to be my decision. My Ekg was good and I had a good blood pressure after making the drive down.
   Hubby has been sick this past week, I think that it was because of how they were giving his medications. They had some that was giving them with a medication, plus his body is still trying to adjust to the new medication that is lowering his blood sugars and ammonia level. It is not use to them. Really and truthfully it was very unusual that he function as well as he had with them so high. I just know that I will take it further if I need to do so because giving him a medication for nausea doesn't tell us why he is getting sick. . 
  The fingers have been busy and have to stay busy so that they don't get stiff. It is a pain to get older. You are probably tired of this and that so I had better close. I am waiting for my oldest grandson to put a belt on my rider and then we are going to work in the yard. 
   Have a great day and enjoy what is left of a three day weekend. Take care.