Tuesday, November 3, 2020


I have been dropping in and reading, but haven't left many comments. It has been a trying time with all of us and I will be glad when maybe things quiet down to somewhat normal. 
The two grandsons in high school are doing differently. One is going two days a week and online the other three. He would much sooner be in school learning. The other one is in school. He started a new school and he is loving it because of all the things that he gets to choose from and do. 
I haven't got to attend any of their activities with it being limited to parents only. Hopefully, that will change but who knows what will happen. You see kids out during the day so you wonder just how much they are doing online or virtual learning. Both of mine want in school learning that way they can socialize some with friends. They both play in the band, one plays drums and the other is learning to play the trombone. He would much sooner play his tuba, but you have to do what a teacher wants.
I tried to embroidery on terry cloth which I won't do another one, but the pictures are some that I have been doing. The fingers stay busy plus I have been working 3 days a week to give me something else to do. The first two pictures have gone to new homes. My rooster is on the terry and I haven't decided if I want to sell him or not. The first two pictures have gone to new homes. I enjoyed making them.

I have been staying healthy other than sinus problems with the temperature going up and down like a roller coaster. I am looking forward to a few days of taking an adventure. I started packing my suitcase and hoping to see the color of the trees. We have sunshine today, but it started off cool this morning. I am going to try to stop in a little more often, but I will have to see. I can't believe it is November already. 

Have a great day. Stay healthy and warm. 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Catching Up

            My grandson Matt and his horse Don't Scratch my Hot Rod at the state 4 h horse show. He came home with a 5th, 8th, 10th and missed another 10th by 1 point. The smallest class was 21 horses and the largest was 37 in his age group. It was a good show and  needless to say we were very proud of him. I enjoyed watching the group below showing their horses. Everybody in the group came home with at least 1 ribbon. Their coach Rose is in the blue shirt. She was so happy with her group that she has trained.
    We were concerned because of all of the rain that we had before we went if we would run into high water, but we were lucky going home. It was coming home that we were wondering about. They had closed the highway that we came down on Friday because of flood water. It was back opened when we came home on Sunday, but we had more rain while we were gone and as we were coming home. I saw my first triple rainbow as my grandson was bringing me home from their house.
    It was cool enough that you wore jackets and the kids even had to put on slickers to keep their outfits and saddles dry. One practice arena had standing water which was an exception to the rule. We all had fun that was the main thing.
   I hope that everyone is staying healthy during these trying times. I am so tired of news because you don't know who to believe or what to believe anymore. I will be glad when the election is over with than maybe we can get a bit back to somewhat normal whatever that is. I am doing well and staying healthy wearing a mask where required to shop.
  My fingers have been staying busy working on some new projects which I hope to have done before to much longer. I just feel sorry for the kids as to how they are going to go to school. My grandsons will be doing in school so that they can still do the extra activities neither liked what they made them do the last quarter of the last year when we were all quarantined. That was hard on everybody.
  Well I will try to be a little better at posting. Take care stay healthy and safe/

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Checkin In

       I can't believe my oldest grandson is turning 21. It seems like yesterday that he was riding his first horse "Charlie" and going with him when he was learning to drive. It makes you wonder where those 21 years have gone. I can remember when he was little and I was trying to teach him how to embroidery. He would pull the thread out of the needle and just laugh. He went with me to craft shows taking his animal puzzles and boxes made out of different kinds of woods. He tried to sell more than grandma. Oh those precious memories. 
     He has ordered a strawberry cheese cake and mac and cheese so far for the family party. I don't know what else they will have. It will be the first family get together since Covid 19 started. I am looking forward to having the day with all of my kids and grandsons.. 
     I am wondering when all of the rioting, looting, and destroying people's property is going to stop. Why are they so determine to destroy everything? Going into cities that they don't even live in and small communities where people get along. I don't know what our world is coming to today. 
    My fingers are kept busy. I mailed a custom order to Maryland this week and working on my next project. My hands have to stay busy because I don't want them to get stiff.  We have a heat advisory out for today, I haven't done my own shopping  Covid 19 started. My daughter has done it for me.  
    We  had two very stormy nights and the first caused damage with trees down, roofs torn off buildings even on an apartment building which I am thankful that I didn't live there. We did have some tree damage in our parking lot at my apartment building. We had rows of trees separating the rows for parking. One car had a tree on top of it. I don't know how much damage it had. It took and moved Hot Rods shed  180 degree turn turning it up side down and landing about 20 feet from where it originally was. That was the only damage at my son's house and Hot Rod was fine. They are trying to say it was straight wind, but it wasn't because the trees were twisted off and you had the sounds of the train. A lot of people lost lights, but I was lucky and mine wasn't off that long. A lot of lines were down with the trees. A good friend of ours had a tree fall on the house going through the roof into her daughter's bedroom. I am thankful that everybody was alright. 
    Month of June there is suppose to be a horse show every weekend, but so far today's was cancelled because the ground in the arena was to wet. It is kinda like last year because the first two shows was cancelled because of  the rain causing the arena to be to wet. My grandson's equine tour to Kentucky was cancelled because of covid 19. A disappointed boy because he was looking forward to it. He had been working goat sales, throwing hay bales to earn money toward the trips that he wants to take. Last year he got to go clear to Canada with stops along the way.
    He has his learner's permit for driving, but he won't be 16 until October.  I will have a freshman and sophomore in high school this fall. It doesn't seem to like they should be that old. Enough of this and that. Have a great day and stay safe.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Are you ready??

Are you ready to get back to somewhat normal in your life? Do you really know who and what to believe with what is going on in your life with having to shelter at home? 
      I want to be able to go shopping again instead of having it done for me. I must admit my daughter has done a good job for me during this time. The first time of getting to go out of town was to my sister-in-law's visitation. It was the first funeral for the funeral home since all of the lockdown had started. It was hard on the family with her being in a nursing home and they were not allowed to go see her. She did not have the virus. My three nephews had to give me a hug which was needed by all. 
     The family time is something that I have missed the most and the hugs. 
     God is there to protect us. I know he is protecting me because I fell while taking a walk. I kissed the sidewalk splat. I did get a lot of bruises and my nose turned black and blue for one area.  I did not break any bones, nor glasses, nor dentures. The only thing I did break was the corner of my cell phone. We did go and replace it which was done by curb side. It was a different experience because you didn't get to go into the store and check out the different phones. 
     They are taking so many things away from the kids and putting restrictions on what they are allowing that it makes you wonder if you are living in a dictatorship. I will be glad when the election is over with maybe that will make a big difference. 
     My fingers have been kept busy working on new projects. I sent my butterfly table topper to the UK and it took longer then it should have to get there. I know I order some supplies that normally takes 3-5 days but it took 14 days to get and you wondered it you were going to receive your order.
    They have cancelled so many things in our area that was scheduled in July, August, and September. How can you predict what is going to happen that far out in advance of everything. You really don't know what tomorrow will bring let alone that far in advance. 
    I need to finish a custom order so I hope you all are well and safe. Take care my friends.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

No Sunshine

     Where has our sunshine gone? I am tired of the gloomy days and want a change. Spring is suppose to be here , but you can't really tell that with the temperature going up and down and you don't really know how you want to dress in layers or not. 
     I am ready to go back to a normal life as normal as can be. I am tired of being told how to take care of myself as though I don't know how to do it. I know how to stay healthy and safe without being told all of the time. 
    I have been alternating between embroidering, working on a 1000 piece puzzle and reading. My walking has been confined because of them closing the track and exercising room here in my apartment building. I don't watch a lot of television mainly have it on for noise because I can't stand the quiet. 
    The kids are out of school with their chrome books and working from home. Some of them will do what they are suppose to do, but I can feature some of them not doing it. Will they truly keep them back a grade because of all this, keep the kids from graduating and being able to walk across the stage to get their diploma? It makes you wonder when we will get back to a normal life or as normal as it can be. 
    Why do they want us to live in fear? Are they trying to control us to do as they say and not have a mind of our own?  I have common sense and know what to do and what not to do during this time and I hope that other people do as well. When you live on a fix income you know how to wisely spend your money on the essentials that you need or at least I do to keep food that will last for several days. 
     What have you been doing to keep yourself busy during this time? Do you have family or a friend to check on you and make sure you are doing o.k.?  I remember back when I was in assisted living rehabbing a broken leg. We had to stay in our apartment and they brought our meals to us because of a bug going around that reminded me of the bug today.  I was thankful I had a window to look out. It was a great deal like what we are going through today only they didn't shut everything down like they have now. I watched the local news this morning and when they showed  the highway it reminded me of  a ghost town with the few vehicles on the road. 
    I hope you all remain well and safe. I am going back to work on my baby quilt. It is called "They came by two". I love watching my embroidering to come to life. I just know I will not embroidery on terry cloth again. I tried it and I didn't like it. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020


People are running scared because of the new type of virus that is going around. Cancelling so many activities and shutting down so many things. I know that people need to know what is happening, but really every day on all of the news channels is a bit much. So many different spins on the same topic and put the fear into people Having a run or toilet paper is in my opinion a bit much. Nothing in the what they say you need to watch for has anything to do with the need for an abundance of it. 
I go about my business washing my hands and taking responsibility for my health. Just watching what I do and not panic. At my age I take every day that I am given and make the most of it because you don't know what tomorrow will bring and if you can get out of bed. I stay active because I want to be able to go every chance that I get. I miss not being able to go whenever I want, but I can understand my family's feeling on the subject. I live in a 6 floor apartment building so you need to take in consideration everything around you. I know who is coming to my apartment because they have to call me so I can let them into the building unless someone has propped open the door which they are not suppose to do. The only one that has a key to get into my apartment is my daughter so that she can check on me if I don't answer my phone. I keep busy working three days a week doing bookwork. I lucked into the job and it gives me some mad money as I call it.
I still do a lot of embroidering and reading sometimes read to late at night because the book holds my attention so well that I don't want to stop until I have read it all. Kindle Unlimited is the best money that I spend because you can read so many books and you don't have to buy them. They cost $9.99 a month and where can you buy all different kinds of books for that price. 
I baked some cookies yesterday. I had bought some cookie dough from my grandson for their fundraiser. It will take a while to use up because I don't have big enough room in my refrigerator freezer to freeze them. It is suppose to keep in the refrigerator for several months before you bake them.
I wish the sun would come out, but it doesn't look like it will today. It depends on where you live what kind of weather you are having today. It is almost Spring and I am looking forward to not have to dress in layers.
My youngest grandson is out for Spring break this next week and my other grandson has school. They are to have an FFA competition this coming Monday and he has to take his two horses for them to judge. The only thing Dad said was Cleo could only be shown in halter because she hasn't been ridden in quite some time and that Matt rides Hot Rod himself and nobody else gets to do it. 
Well it is long enough and I need to go back to working on my baby quilt. It is coming along quicker because of not changing colors so much. Have a great weekend and take care.  

Saturday, March 7, 2020

A windy day

The louvers on the building across the street  are banging  because of the wind today. It is that time of the year when we get the storms. I am not ready for that, but you never know when it is going to happen. I pray for those in Nashville and others affected by storms lately. 
    It will be a few days before I see my family with the flu going around. I have been very lucky so far and not been sick and I want it to continue. 
   We  have had some nice beautiful weather with the temperature in the 60's. I take advantage of those days except when it is really windy. I don't want to get blown over. 
    I have been working on a new baby blanket which is progressing. It is not like some that I have done where you have to change to a lot of different colors. I like the pastels which makes you think of a baby. 
    Have you managed to escape the flu so far?  One of my sons and son-in-law have had it so I am not going to see either one of those for now. 
    Spring break is around the corner. Not everybody gets one and some are using them to make up days from being out because of bad weather. 
   The time is sure flying. It seems as though a month just gets started and then it is gone. I guess that is a sign that I am getting older which I hate to admit. I am glad that I can stay by myself. I like sleeping until 10 in the morning on a weekend, eating on my schedule and what I want to eat. 
   Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020


  It has been a while since I have been here. I just don't seem to have enough hours or I am to tired. Some will wonder why. Well I have come out of retirement and I work three days a week for about 4-5 hours a day doing bookwork for a homeless shelter. It is an eye opening experience. Some are thankful for what they get while others aren't, some want help and there are those who just want a free handout. They come and get me, feed me lunch, and bring me home so I can't complain. I still miss being able to drive, but I can see why my family don't want me to be driving anymore being I totaled two vehicles within 6 months and the last accident was where I got my broken leg.
      It was two years ago today that I lost my other half. I know he went to a better place and no longer had to suffer, but I still miss him. We all know that we will go through it, but you are never ready when it happens. 
    My three grandsons the one in the middle is the youngest but he is the tallest. They are 20,14, and 15. My oldest, who will be 21 in June which I don't like admitting, works for a company that does remodeling and building homes. He has found someone that was willing to teach him a trade. He did n't like working for a lawn scaping company mowing yards. He helps that company do snow removal. We had some snow but not a lot this year in comparison to what others had. My youngest is in the 8th grade and getting ready to start his track season. He does discus and shot put. My 15 year old is a freshman in high school. He has his driving permit, but can't get his license until he turns 16 which won't be until October. His horse showing season starts in May and I think that he is looking forward to it. I just like to go watch. 
   The dryer rack is just a few of the things that I have done and I have more on the hoop. I usually have more than one thing going at once. I did a couple of craft shows this past year, but they weren't anything to get overly excited about. I tried my first experience with embroidering on terry cloth, but that is not my thing. I wasn't happy with it and it is harder to do. 
   I thought that I would let you know that I am still alive. Take care and have a great day.