Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I'm Back

  I have been missing for a few days. I took a  trip to Branson, Missouri with my son, daughter-in-law, and the two oldest grandsons that you read so much about. We left as soon as they got home from school. The car was loaded with luggage and food being we were staying in a cabin called Trapper's Den. I would stay there again if I had the opportunity. The people who own it keeps it well supply to where you don't have to take any utensils to cook with, they have a washer dryer, soap,  you name it and you would probably find it there. It has an enclosed deck on the back of it that you could sit in if you wanted to do so.  First stop of the trip had to be Lambert's ,
The boys getting ready to enter the park
  the home of thrown rolls. We had about a 30 minute wait to get inside, but it was well worth the wait. The food was so good and the rolls were
awesome. Matt had been asking if we were going to get to stop and dad just kept saying we would see. We were celebrating his birthday while we were gone. They usually stop  there if possible.
    Friday morning we were off to Silver Dollar City where we spent six hours. My daughter-in-law and I went to the cooking show where they made chutney and pumpkin rolls. I enjoyed it because we sit around where the cooking was being done. The lady who did the demonstration was from Platte City. It was a small world. They thought the boys were playing hooky, but they weren't. Parent teacher conference time.
My son's family
Dad and the boys were at the demonstration of how they tamed wild mustangs. It was also about breaking horses. They are working with a three year old so they thought maybe they would pick up a few tricks of the trade. We set with them until it was time for our show. Of course we got to sample what they were making. It is a recipes that can be diabetic friendly with a little changing. 
My Matt
    Our little criminal who had to go on Fire In the Hole I don't know how many times. We went into the mine ride. He hit more targets then I did. The first time I could actually hit something. They loved picking one me. 
    For those of you who are familiar with Silver Dollar City have probably seen the great big chair in the park. The boys and I's picture was taken there. The only problem was getting grandma out of the chair. I couldn't reach the end of the arm to pull myself out. They pulled me out one on each side until I could get a hold of the end of the arm. 
     These were the two that i spent my summer with especially the youngest because brother worked putting up hay. We of course made it down to the Branson Landing. They had a zip line that took you up over the lake and brought you back. There is no way that you would get me to do that. I don't do roller coasters either.  We had dinner at  Famous Dave's for Matt's birthday. His dad told him we were eating at Buffalo Wild Wings. You could tell he really didn't want to do that. When he found out what we were really going to do and he got to chose off of the adult menu he was thrilled. 
   The trip was my treat to for helping out whenever they needed it. I furnished the car and the only other expense I had was if I saw something I wanted for myself. Now you know what i have been up to and I enjoyed it so very much. We had so much fun. Hope all is well with you all We have had rain all day and it has been on the cool side.  Take care. 

Friday, October 16, 2015


 This has really been a week for things happening in our town. We had a woman kidnapped from where she worked and taken to a motel and held hostage for over ll hours in a standoff with the police. 
  It caused a major highway to be shut down and rerouted through town. I knew something was wrong when I got to the light and saw all of the semi's. Then they had another street closed and I thought that was strange. When the highway is shut down you always think it was a bad accident. We have had so many of those on I-29 this year. The same day we had a stabbing and they locked down schools and closed some more streets. Thankfully everything ended peacefully with both who committed the crimes being arrested. 
    What do you do about bullying that is in our schools? There was a case of a fight involving 11-12 year old girls on a school playground that went viral on fb. It happened on school property while school was not in session. The one girl was arrested for it. What kind of punishment should happen? Would you be embarrassed if that was your child? Being it is involving a juvenile we probably won't know the outcome, but her name was on fb. What the mother said makes you wonder what kind of life she has at home.  Do you feel the schools should be addressing the bullying that happens at school  more?  Do you think kids should fight back or what kind of punishment if the parent refuses to address the issue?  
     It really makes you wonder where the parents are and if they really care about their child or did they encourage it. It also makes you wonder when people are going to take responsibility for their actions.
    I was close to where the standoff was happening without realizing it. I would have changed my route had I known that it was happening. Ever since the two robbery attempts at our Mall's one area parking lot, I am very aware of my surroundings and observant of what is going on around me. I want to know why we are having all of these problems. Is it because of all of the violence shows on tv or people don't want to work and take the easy way out. 
    The sun is shining, but it hasn't warmed up that much. Hopefully it warms up more this afternoon. Some areas not to far off had almost freezing temperatures. I would like to see the first frost so that it would help people with allergies,but then warm back up. 
    Just got a phone call to take care of so I will bring this to a close. Take care.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


  The fall color is starting and I am hoping that  when I take my road trip it will look similar to the picture that I posted.  The maples are turning a pretty red now.
    Yesterday was the annual car show at the nursing home that they have every year. The car was of one last year because I forgot and left my camera at home. I had a busy morning with my grandson and his friend who helped me take chemicals, paint and such to where we could get rid of it. It needed to be got out of the basement and it was free. Afterwards my grandson went with me to push his grandpa outside in his wheelchair to see all of the cars. Hubby favorite was a 56 turquoise and white t-bird. 
    It was fun and our grandson was looking over all of the engines. He is  taking a class in mechanics this year and his senior year. It makes me feel old .  In the afternoon  I went with my daughter in law and  another grandson went running around. My oldest stayed with his dad to cut wood for the fire so that supper could be cooked out over the open fire in the dutch oven. Needless to say there was nothing left and then they made smores. Food always taste better cooked outside. I made a comment on Friday when I was running around with my son grocery shopping about hamburgers and we had hamburgers cooked on the grill. Then they made a bonfire and we all sat outside for a while.
   A his and hers out house which was a lot fancier then what I used during my childhood. How many of you remember using them? Oh the memories of growing up back then. The games made on big pieces of cardboard and using mom's buttons as our markers. We didn't have a tv until I was a senior in high school. You can't really miss what you didn't have. We played outside a lot more then they do now. When it rained, we used the mud like it was our modeling clay making whatever we dreamed up.  A lot of fun and spending time with family. 
    I came across the picture that I took of my daugher and her race car. She raced against her hubby in the background. I knew she wouldn't win, but she still had fun doing it. 
    My custom order will go in the mail Tuesday and then I will start something else. I am doing my first juried show in November.  That will be a new experience for me and should be fun. My daughter in law will be going with me.
    Prayers to all of those in need. Have a wonderful week and stay safe.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Summer is over

   My favorite time of the year is here. I don't know where the summer has gone, but I am glad that it is over and the cooler weather has arrived. I am looking forward to maybe seeing scenery like the picture later this month. It has been a busy summer in more ways then one. 
   We have to be thankful for every day that we are given because you never know what tomorrow will bring. I have been missing in action for a few days because of minor surgery requiring stitches. It just means that I am limited to what I can do until the stitches comes out. I hate not being able to be my independent self. I like doing things for myself without having to ask for help. My oldest grandson is great in helping with what I needed after he got out of school such as taking out the trash for the trash man. He was Johnny Frye and he and Cleo got to lead off the Pony Express 5 K Run and lead the little ones and their run around the park.
  The boxes are for a craft show coming up this           next month made by my grandson and daughter in law.. It is a bigger one then we have ever done before so it will be a new experience. It is my first of having to send pictures of my embroidery Just venturing a little out of my comfort zone. Two of my new Halloween tea towels along with another horse tea towel have already gone to a new home. . I am about to finish my third one this week. Thankfully I can still do that while I am recuperating. The hands have to stay busy. The kids are already talking about Halloween and the month just got started. Later this month my hubby and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. We never thought we would make it this far, but with God's help and prayers we will. Prayers always seem to help get you through some of the toughest things that you have to face.  We have been in the 40's in the morning and then warm up nicely in the afternoon. I am hoping for a mild winter, but they say it won't be. We will just have to wait and see what happens. 
   I pray for those on the East Coast that the hurricane won't be as bad as they have predicted. Mother Nature hasn't been to kind to us this summer. Take care and I promise to be back.