Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This and That

  We have actually had a spring this year with so many beautiful flowers and trees. We have the yo-yo weather as far as the temperatures have been concerned, but today the sun is shining and going to be a beautiful day. The worse part is the allergies. They especially bother when people have their yards sprayed.
   I have been busy visiting the hospital and it isn't because of my other half. He is doing rather well at the present time for which I am thankful for. 
   My son-in-law is back on the road to recovery and starting cardio rehab. He is wanting to get back to work because he isn't used to watching other people do his yard work for him. He is use to going out the door to work and working in his garage. He hasn't been released to drive yet, but he is improving after have the 5 bypass open heart surgery. 
   My brother went back to the hospital after having another stroke. He ended up passing away yesterday. It is hard when you lose a family member, but I keep telling myself that he is in a better place after breaking his leg in 5 places between the knee and ankle. I know he had to be in pain because of that with the metal plate and pins in the knee and the rod from his knee to the ankle. He really did a number on his leg. He wasn't just dealing with that but he also had dementia. I always worried if he drove the car if he would be able to find his way back. As I told my nieces I didn't care if it was only to walmart he could get turned around. He has a special place for me because he took care of me when I was little changing my diaper. I was the littlest when I was born because of being a twin, but my twin didn't make it. I am still the smallest of the brothers and sisters. He was 83 years young and they would have been married 59 years. I am just sad that it was on their wedding anniversary that he passed away. He always loved teasing the kids and all of my brothers enjoyed teaching them some of the things I would have sooner they hadn't but it gave them memories of an Uncle and brother who served his country during the Korean conflict in the Army. All of my brothers excepting one served our country and the only reason he didn't was because having a family including a son. 
   They say they can see my other half when he wears his neon yellow  sweatshirt that I just bought as a joke. I really didn't think he would like it.The picture is one of my latest.
    In just about 18 days I will be hanging as my grandson says with him. I am looking forward to it. His big brother will be working as much as possible because he wants to get him a vehicle when he turns 16 which is in June. He has to pay half of what it cost. The one that he found at first was over his budget, but they may have found one. 
     Sorry for the long post but that is what has been going on in my life at the present time. Take care. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Trying day

  Today has been one of those days that I wish I had stayed in bed. Have you ever had people blame others instead of admitting they dropped the ball and didn't do their job properly? 
It is always someone  else's fault.
  I get very frustrated when I get lip service telling me what they think I want to hear instead of doing the job that they are suppose to do. 
  I have to make up my mind how I want to deal with it. I don't like being a complainer or bitch about everything. I just want people to do their job to the best of their ability. I was always taught if you had a job whether you liked it or not you did it to the best of your ability. O.k. I just need to say that and get it off my chest. 
   Yesterday was a busy day for me. I stopped by the nursing home to see hubby, then picked up my oldest grandson at school so he could help my daughter get her yard mowed, ended up taking my youngest grandson bowling for his mom. Her hubby got his stitches out yesterday and the doctor said he was doing good. He will be starting cardiac rehab. It will just take a while to get back on his feet. It is not something that will happen over night or in a week. It is just hard to do nothing when you are so use to working every day and you aren't one who likes to sit around. 
   My youngest grandson is very smart for his age with everything that he has gone through with his dad. He wanted to know if his grandfather uses a pen to take his insulin and how many times a day. He told me all about how his dad did his. He talked about his open heart surgery and he is only nine. It is amazing what they can comprehend at such a young age. He asked his dad if he needed anything before he went bowling.
   I am just glad that I am able to help out and do for the kids. It gives me other things to think about and I enjoyed watching him bowl. He likes to do it. He got three strikes while I watched. He is learning. I  also watched some of the high school kids bowl. Some of them were pretty good. 
   I am going to spend the afternoon of running some errands. I am not going back to the nursing home. I was there this morning for a family care planning meeting. 
   I didn't take the picture of the sunset. It is the Missouri River, but I don't know the location. I just know that I liked it. 
   My brother went to a nursing home. I know it will be a while before he is allowed to put any weight on his leg. I keep praying for him, but I really feel that he is in the best place. It will allow his wife to recuperate because of her trying to take care of him with his dementia before he broke his leg and suffered a stroke. It is very trying when you are a care giver. It can be very emotional  and cause tears when you see things that you wish was different even though you know that it is for the best. Just take every day you are given and pray for the best.
   Well enough of this and that. I am still here just busy. Hugs and Prayers to all of those in need. Take care

Saturday, April 18, 2015

What a Week

What a week this has been or maybe I should say the last two weeks. First my son-in-law is progressing in  his recuperating at home. It has been a learning experience for everybody involved. My daughter has been at home with him getting things adjusted. My youngest grandson is amazing in wanting to help. He takes and gets dad something to drink or checks on him if he needs anything. He tells his mom if dad is awake or sleeping.
   I thought maybe things would settle down, but then my next to the oldest brother fell and broke his leg five places between his knee and ankle. He had surgery and he has had a stroke. They were moving him to a nursing home today to recuperate. He is not allowed to put weight on his leg for three months at least. I haven't heard if he has any effects from the stroke. He also has dementia. It is the pits as we get older and one of my saying is that we are falling apart at the seams. 
  It is a rainy stormy day here. You can hear the thunder rumbling down here. I just don't like lightening. We got my grass cut, but not the weed eating. We won't be doing that today. Plus my oldest grandson is going to help my daughter cut her yard this summer. He has several people wanting his help so he is going to have a busy summer He is going to help build another fence and actually get paid for helping. He will be putting up hay and who he works there for is also teaching him to drive a tractor. He is trying to save money for a vehicle because he turns 16 in June. He has to help pay for the vehicle whatever it will be.
     The arena fence is done excepting for hanging the gates and capping the post. It looks so much better and will be so much nicer to see that is for sure. The season is looking good and I am looking forward to watching the boys show this year. We have some other things that need to be done and you never please everybody that wants to give advice but don't want to help. I guess it is that way in a lot of organizations. 
    It is a good day to stay home and embroidery I think. I have been making some tea towels and then I need to get another baby quilt done. My last two have sold before I even got them finished, but that is good. It makes me feel good. 
    I will have a family care planning meeting this week. There is a couple of things that I want to discuss with them which probably won't make them happy, but then they are suppose to be doing there job. I think maybe the issue with one of his meds is resolved hopefully. I will be getting a letter from the insurance company if it is and it better not just be lip service. 
    The flowers are so pretty right now and the lilacs are trying to bloom. They all smell so good, but doesn't help the allergies. 
    Have a great day and take care.   

Friday, April 10, 2015

This and That

  The lighting wasn't the best but I promised to show you my quilt when I got it finished. It is already sold and gone to a new home. I thought I would be adding it to my etsy shop, but it sold before I even had a chance which suited me just fine. 
  I was happy with where it went. I know that it will have a special meaning for the person who is going to be receiving it. 
   The following was what I won from my friend Paulette over at BeeBee's  who makes all of the pretty felt pins. I got it in time for St. Patrick's day. 
   Today was a good day because of my sil got to come home from the hospital today. He is progressing that is the main thing. The doctor told him he could lay around and walk at home in the house as good as in the hospital. Normally they keep them longer, but they didn't him.
   It turned off pretty today after the stormy weather that we have been having. It basically went around us for which I am happy about. We got some hail with what we did get, but nothing like some of the areas got. 
   Five more panels to be welded and the  horse arena fence will be done and ready for the paint. It has come together nicely and everybody is looking forward to our new arena. It will really be looking good when it is painted. It will look better even if we don't get it painted before show season starts.
   I keep saying prayers for those that have gone through the horrible storms, sickness, and job problems. Nothing in life is simple anymore and  some things are more challenging. Some how we always manage to find the strength to get us through, but it does cause some sleepless nights with worrying about it. I do that quite often, but then I have learn to trust God to help me find a way. I know that I have to keep my hands very busy right now. 
   Well I need to call it a day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Where the weekend go

    I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Our celebration was a little different then the traditional celebration,
   First, my son-in-law had open heart surgery today. They did 5 by-passes so we continue to ask for your prayers. They lost one of their dogs on Friday so it wasn't quite like they wanted to have Easter. My daughter is trying to keep a normal routine for my youngest grandson while his dad is in the hospital.
   We did celebrate Easter and our oldest son's birthday on Friday. He had to go back after spending a week here at home on Saturday. He was a baby sitter on Friday spending time with his three nephews. He was tired after being with them so that the girls could do some shopping. It didn't seem like he should be 50  years old. The boys hunted Easter Eggs that evening at our son's house. We had hamburgers on the grill, pasta salad, broccoli and cauliflower salad, relishes, devil eggs, and strawberries and angel food cake just to name part of it. That is the menu my oldest wanted for his birthday. My daughter-in-law tries to do for him as he doesn't get home that often. Today he was suppose to be headed back to Texas to work. I don't know how long he will be there.
   The picture is of our 15 year old grandson welding on the new arena fence. They have just 5 panels left to go. He had welding in his shop class in school. , plus one of the others that makes his living welding helped give him some more pointers. He learns very quickly. Of course grandma likes to brag on the boys. He reminded me today that we have 35 days until the first horse show. 
   I spent the day with him and his brother while they were out of school. They had dental appointments so I took them and their mom met me there after she got off work. I was ready to come home after the day of running around. The weather was cold and drizzly all day. It doesn't help the back when it is that kind of weather. 
     I did eat lunch with hubby on Easter at the nursing home. They had a nice lunch for the ones who were there. It was an enjoyable day with the sunshine and warmer. 
    Today was the home opener for the Kansas City Royals. They won. I bet it was rather chilly sitting there watching the game. It never did really rain, just drizzly and foggy. It was just enough to make you run your windshield wipers. 
    I will try to keep you up dated with our family. All prayers are greatly appreciated. Take care. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Prayers Please

Hi Friends, Just a short post tonight asking for your prayers. My son-in-law is in the hospital,  His blood work shows that he has had a heart attack. They are running test to see what kind of damage there is. They know for one thing already that he has a blockage at the bottom of his stent that they put in when he had his first heart attack. As I told my daughter, they will be silent with him being a diabetic. My youngest grandson is at his other grandparents house staying with them while mom stays at the hospital. 
    The only thing at the moment is that our oldest has made it home and I had supper with him this evening. It was good seeing him. Tomorrow I am going to take my oldest two grandsons to get their hair cut. for their mom. 
    My quilt is finished and will be going to it's home on Friday, but I have to figure a different way to load pictures because I keep getting told that my c drive is full. I have to try to make some room and I have got to figure out how, but that is the least of my concerns at the present time. 
    Take care .