Thursday, January 29, 2015

It is Coming

   They say the bad weather is suppose to arrive this weekend. It is suppose to start with rain and turn to snow. I am hoping that they are wrong. 
   I know that we dropped 40 degrees from yesterday to today temperature wise and the wind was bad. I had a road trip today, but I made it out and back. I picked up groceries while I was out so that I didn't have to worry about that later. 
   There are several who asked about what I am using on my hands. It is called Austrian Dream. You don't use very much and can apply it up to three times a day. So far I haven't had to use that much. You wonder about my embroidering. That is one of the things that helps me to keep my hands from getting stiff. I have been told to use them whether it is typing on the computer or embroidering or just what. If I don't use them, they will get stiff. My daughter-in-law found the cream at the pharmacy, but it is not cover with insurance. If you aren't satisfied, you are suppose to send the jar along with your original receipt back for a full refund. Another thing I like is after you rub it on, it doesn't leave your hands greasy. 
   Hubby was sick today. They think it was the way they gave his meds at breakfast, but he hasn't ate much. He did keep some chicken noodle soup down at lunch. I haven't talked to him yet this evening. It is a little to early for him to call. He has spent the day in bed. Without really knowing what is going on in that respect I didn't go up after my road trip plus I was tired of driving in the wind.
   My grandson had to ride before he goes tomorrow for his last appointment with the physical therapist at Children's Mercy so he rode brothers horse. He made it just fine with no problems. Hopefully everything is like it should be tomorrow. It also means that he will be able to show his horse this summer. The first show is May 16th and fast as the months are flying it will be here before we know it. The next appointment after tomorrow will be with the ear doctor to see about his hearing and how they are going to address that. 
   I saw on the news that even Florida was to have some freezing weather. I really don't know where you can go for warm weather. The last few days have spoiled us, but then it is only the end of January. 
   I told my hubby he can't see his shadow on the second. He is a ground hog baby. I want to take him something for his birthday. I have been thinking about a cup cake. The place that really makes yummy ones puts so much frosting on them. It would really give him a sugar high.  I really don't think that it makes a difference whether he sees his shadow or not we are bound to have more winter weather. 
   I keep praying for my friends on the East coast and those that are getting the bad weather that they can get dug out and no problems.There has been so many accidents. Well I have one more Valentine tea towel to finish so I better bring this to a close. Take care stay warm and safe. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Corrected Hopefully

   I have got my blog list back and I am slowly going through it to bring it back to where I want it. The weather is beautiful and at the moment it makes you think of Spring in the air. I know it is only the end of January, but it means another day of no snow. I will take every nice day that we can get. It means a lot to me as well as to others. The bones don't hurt in this kind of weather. 
   Now that maybe things are back I am going to try to do some more blog reading later today. In the mean time I have a couple of other things that I have to take care of. 
    My son gave me some stuff to try on my hands. It works, but it is expensive. I can bend fingers and they don't hurt that is the main thing. It maybe will  help with the arthritis and that is what I am looking for instead of pills. I don't like taking them unless I absolutely half to. I just wanted you to that hopefully my problem is solve here in blog land. A special thank you to Karen @Valentine Designs, who designed my blog and many others. She is a very talented lady.  Well I have to run, but I will be back later. Take care.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


To all my friends in Blog Land:

    I have temporarily lost my blog list and other problems. I will be praying that blogger gets it fixed. I tried changing things and in the process I have lost my comment line also. You can comment by e-mail for the time being. I tried adding new blogs and in the process screw it up. Has anybody else had this problem.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


        It is time for the 2015 Grow Your Blog Party. I don't know about you, but it is my way of traveling and meeting people from around the world. I like to learn about other people what they like and what maybe they don't like.
     When you visit my blog, you will find a blog about family especially my grandsons, who keep me very busy. For example today started with a basketball game, then Pinewood Derby Races, then another basketball game. My grandson's team lost the first game by 3 and won the second game by 4 in a double overtime. Talk about exciting and you keep praying that they can pull it out.They play again tomorrow in the afternoon. My youngest grandson got 1st at the pinewood derby and 3rd in the open pinewood derby where they even raced against their dads. He beat his dad with his car so he was excited. He will go to Districts in February at our local shopping mall. I will go spend the day with them.
    You will see some of my embroidery work that I make. The latest was my Baby Owl quilt. Embroidery is one of my passions and stress reliever. You will read about  some of the things happening with my hubby who is in a nursing home. You will read about my growing up on a farm and about my family which consist of six brothers and three sisters. We still try to get as many of them together as possible once a year in August with a pot luck lunch at the senior center. As we age, we all can have health issues so we like to be in the air-conditioning so everybody can try to make it. Hopefully maybe we can get all ten of us together with our extended families. I have lost count of how many the family would add up to now with all of the new families.The nieces and nephews all grow up and get married. We have so many new babies. My mother always said she never got to enjoy just one because there was always three or four about the same age. . 
    You will see pictures of my oldest two grandsons with their horses. They show horses during the summer months. One likes the games and the other likes pleasure classes. This grandma goes and watches. My youngest will be playing baseball. I spend as much time as possible with them because I am the only grandmother the older two have left. They are what keeps me young.
    My oldest grandson will turn 16 this summer. He  is driving now on a learners permit. Besides showing his horse, he also puts up hay during the summer. He is going to be working toward a vehicle. He helps me by mowing my yard. I just have to furnish the gas. 
    I am looking forward to the blogging party and getting back to blogging more than I am at the present time. Visiting blogs of my friends and making new friends. I hope you have a lot of fun visiting people all over the world. 
    Take care and hope to meet some new faces along with my blogging friends that I have now.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's Done

    My baby owl quilt is done and I have listed it in my etsy shop. I finished it last night and I am happy how it turned out. I told you I would post a picture as soon as I got it completed. It was a lot of fun to make. Now to decide what project to start next. I know that how long a quilt takes depends on the pattern and how many times you have to change colors. This one went quite well considering that I didn't have to change colors a lot. 
    The weather has been absolute beautiful here the last few days, but I know that it can't last because it is only the middle of January. I took hubby outside and pushed him around the parking lot this afternoon. He enjoyed the fresh air. We keep praying that he doesn't get sick because they keep saying the flu shot that was given was not for this strand.
I didn't exactly do what I had planned this weekend, but it was enjoyable just to be able to be outside in the sunshine. My youngest's bowling got cancelled and my middle one played three games on Saturday. It was basically scrimmage with three other teams. They are getting ready for a tournament that starts Thursday evening. How many games I will watch remains to be seen. I, also, have to fit my youngest pine wood derby in there. If the times I have been told is right, then it should work out. We will have to wait and see what happens. 
Hubby goes back to the eye doctor on Wednesday to see it the medicine that was injected in his eye finished doing it's job or if he will have to have another one. I just wish they could figure out his hip. I did get a copy of the x-ray report. I just need to get it translated in terms that I can understand. Some people like to throw around a lot of big words. 
Well hope you all have a wonderful week take care. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


    Have you ever had a hard time making up your mind of whether to venture out in the cold or stay in where it is warm? We have been very lucky weatherwise. Other than the bitter cold we haven't had a lot of snow or ice. 
    My son's visit was much to short. He made it safely back. He will be home in April to take care of a few things that have to be done. He had a letter about serving on the Federal Grand Jury. I don't know what will happen there if he will have to and who pays the expense for it. 
     Aren't the FedEx truck's cute? My daughter-in-law made them for a Christmas Present. My 10 year old grandson is wanting to learn how to do some of the things that the rest of the family make. They are very talented when it comes to making crafts out of different types of wood. Of course, they have their favorite type of wood that they like to work with. 
    I don't have to much more to do on my baby quilt and it will be done. I can't wait so that I can show you what I have been doing. I need to get it finished so I can make some new Valentine things for my etsy shop. I have a couple that I found in my stash finished that I need to take pictures of soon. I still have the problem of taking them to where they do justice to my work. 
    I have been marking my calender for the boy's activities whether it is scouting, basketball, or even going to try to go watch my youngest grandson bowl. My youngest grand child and I have been texting. It is helping grandma do a better job. He got his dad's old phone and only can text certain people in the family. He is excited because they are painting his room. He picked the color his self. He wanted a red wall, but that was vetoed by mom. What colors they chose. Him and his dad costumed mixed the color he chose. Dad has experience in doing that and is very good at it. 
    Well this afternoon I will go up to see hubby at the nursing home. See if the doctor comes to his room and can answer my questions. 
    I have been saying prayers for all of those in need whether traveling or sick. We can never have to many of them. Take care, stay safe and warm. Mother Nature is not particular with what part of the country you live in with the cold weather. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Going Home

   Our oldest heads back to Louisianan today. We didn't get what they were predicting for us instead of the ice and snow we actually had some sunshine off and on today. 
    Hubby hasn't caught the flu bug that is going around. The aide's were talking about all of those who had the diarrhea today when I went to check on him. They were having to do quite a bit of clean-up with not being able to get to them fast enough. He got his shower and his diet Pepsi so he was happy and he didn't have a problem with me coming home. 
   Our oldest son, two grandsons, and I went to breakfast together yesterday. We went over the the Diner at the Airport where I hadn't been for quite a while. We got to watch the planes land and take off. The food was good and the business is coming back. They needed a restaurant with the air guard being there. 
 After breakfast I got to hang out with the littlest in the picture while the oldest in the middle and his Uncle went to sight in the gun that our oldest grandson got for Christmas. They went to a firing range. I had fun with the littlest one in the picture. He did his exercises that he has to do before he goes to see the physical therapist at Children's Mercy on Monday. I still learn something new every time he goes.
  Later in the afternoon when I took my oldest back to our daughter's house, I went to supper with all of them. My blonde haired grandson says that he is not going to play baseball this summer. I don't know if he will change his mind or not. A picture of Mr.JC Penny who my grandson portrayed at the school program I went to. 
  With all of the kids headed back to school I will be a little lost for a while.I got to spent time with family which made my Christmas. Everybody was healthy.
   Hope you all had a good New Years. Saying prayers for all of those who are sick. Get well soon. Take Care.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year's Day--Family

    I hope you all survive New Year's Eve last night and Christmas. I know that we all have ate to much during the holidays. I thought I would show you the latest pictures of our children and grandsons. We all went to the nursing home today so our oldest got to see his dad before he heads back home. He is a little concerned about the weather. He has to fly home through Chicago. Houston, and then New Orleans. He is traveling again after that he doesn't know exactly where yet.
   Of course the boys were excited to see their Uncle. Everybody excepting dad went to the airport when he got in. He was surprised because he only  thought that he would see his youngest nephew and his sister. We did a late lunch at the restaurant called the Pizza Ranch, They serve all kinds of pizzas, fried chicken buffet for those who don't like pizza, a salad bar, plus a desert bar. Needless to say as late as we ate, you didn't need to eat supper. 
  It has been cold, but we haven't had any snow as of yet for which I am very thankful. 
  This was the latest box that my oldest grandson made before he put the finish on it. It turned out awesome and he does a beautiful job. He filled it with candy and gave it to his adopted mom. All of the kids have second mom's that claim them as theirs. They only have girls. 
   It has been a busy time for me, but I have enjoyed being chauffeur. I didn't drive to the point my neighbor thought I had been sick because my car hadn't moved for a few days. Unusual that is for sure. 
   The flu has hit the nursing home and I am hoping that hubby doesn't get it. I kept the family away from the hall where the problem was at and hopefully I don't get it. Hubby's roommate has been sick. Between the help and people visiting, you knew it was going to happen. I just keep saying prayers because it is something else. What bothered me the most is that it is a different strand then what the flu shot was for. 
   I thought I had better check in and let you know I am still here. I am hoping that I get back to a normal routine if there is such a thing as normal. Hope those sick get to feeling better soon. Take care.