Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas

  Are you ready for Christmas? Do you have all of your last minute shopping done? I haven't really done any shopping because we only do for the boys. They told grandma that they wanted "CASH". Matt wants to buy a dirt bike. Right, he is going to have to save a lot of money for that one. Ethan wants to go go-cart racing. They both have big dreams. 
  Jake has chosen his technical school and been accepted so that he knows what he is going to do after graduation. He wanted this ariat coat. He has the jeans, boots, and even shirts in that brand. 
  Grandma has been fitting in basketball games with Matt. We hung out together this past Wednesday. He gave me a tutorial on how to use my tablet that they got me. It is amazing how the younger generation knows so much about electronics. While we went and visited his grandpa at the nursing home, he down loaded four audio books.  Whether he listens or reads, he is learning. I stayed for supper then we went to see the Christmas lights.
   Had a scare today with my other half. He had a bump on his hand that he decide he didn't like so he used the edge of his scissors to take the top off of it. Needless to say, it bled and it took a little while for it to stop. I don't know what he was thinking.  I had a melt down which partially because when my mother passed away it was the week before Christmas and my dad on Christmas Day when he passed away and with my other half in hospice, it was a bit much. Maybe, I had been holding it in for too long and needed the tears to release some of the stress.
  We had some mixed rain and sleet this morning while I was out then the sun came out for a while this afternoon. At least it wasn't like the last Friday when we had people stranded on the highways and streets because of the ice. I stayed home for four days. I just don't have enough hours in a day at times to do everything that I want to do. 
  The family will all be together on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will probably be spent at the nursing home weather permitting. We are suppose to hit 60 degrees. I hope the weather man is right. 
I f you are going to be traveling, please be safe. Enjoy the holiday and we all will probably eat too much. Take Care. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Time is Flying

  The time is flying and I don't know where it is going. It is already the 2nd Day of December.  I know it has gotten colder and they are saying maybe snow for tomorrow. It depends on how warm it gets.
  I have been busy between the nursing home and working on a baby quilt. It is for a little boy. It may not take as long as the last one to embroidery because you aren't changing colors like I had to previously. 

   The tea towels are my latest off the hoop. I have to find  some pre-quilted baby bibs. The company I got them from previously is no longer carrying them. I have a Christmas order to get done, but I have to find the bib first. I have the pattern they want. I just make whatever I feel like at the time. It is keeping my sanity right now with everything that is going on.
  One of my many nieces hit the big 50th today. I got to have lunch with her  and her husband which was a pleasant surprise. I didn't know they were there until I heard my name. We don't see family that often unless it is funerals or weddings. Her daughter had a surprise party for her this evening. 
   It will be a hit and miss here on my blog as I just don't have enough hours in the day for everything that I want to do. I appreciate all of the prayers that are said for us. I do believe that is what has kept us going for a long time in dealing with all of the ups and downs. I try to stay positive, but it is hard at times. Never knowing what tomorrow is going to bring you take every day you get. Only God knows what will happen next. 
  The first basketball game is next week. It is basically the same boys that played together last year with the same coach. He doesn't yell at the boys, but he does tell them what they did wrong so that they can learn from their mistakes. They will play their heart out for him. I am just glad he is their coach for another year.
  I miss all of you and I am going to find some time to visit each of you. It will just take me a while. I am saying prayers for you all and reading blogs. I don't always leave a message. Take care. Stay warm and safe.