Thursday, October 12, 2017

Up Date from my house

  Fall weather feels more like it is getting closer to winter weather. It has been getting down in the 40's at night. I know that I am going to feel when it happens with my leg. It is progressing. I actually got to try a quad cane for the first time. It was different and needs practice because I sure don't feel secure with it. I have also got to hold on a railing and walk. When I get to end of the railing then I walk sideways holding on to the railing back to the starting point. I just try to improve each day. My dream is to walk like I did before I had my accident.
  My grandson seated with me at the horse show is now just a half inch shorter than me. Soon I will be looking up at all of my grandsons. He told me he is going to try out for basketball.They have both an A and B team. He doesn't care which team he plays on he just wants to play.  I  will go watch if someone comes and gets me. 
  My oldest grandson is now away at school He played Johnny Frye and led the Pony Express 5 k run. Cleo wasn't too sure of the drone that a guy had there, but they managed just fine. They could pet his horse, but they didn't get to ride even though several asked. They brought Hot Rod home so he rides every night that it is warm enough and not raining. He is working with him so he will be easier to catch. The two of them has really jelled. 
   They are supposed to have a trail challenge if it doesn't rain this Saturday and then the awards supper. I am hoping I will get to go but I don't know about it yet.
  We had a little excitement today. The ambulance came for a lady and not ten minutes later the fire alarm went off. They said a smoke alarm battery caused it. It is not fun to be on a second floor without an elevator when you use a walker. Yes, I know you can't use them until you get an all clear. 
  One of my neighbors told me that they have had money taken twice from their apartment. They even had it in a lock box in their apartment. They told me to be sure to lock my door and hide my valuables. I don't have to worry about money because that is one thing I don't keep here. My daughter pays the bills. She comes and we discuss what to pay and when. I don't know who I owe money to of them because they have all done things for mom. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I did it I did it.

I did it. I actually walked down to the dining hall with my walker and set in a normal chair this morning with physical therapy. It felt so good to be out of the wheelchair for a change. I go to the doctor tomorrow to see the progress that I have made and what our next step will be. I will find out about whether we are replacing the knee or not. The two surgeries have been just getting my leg ready so the knee would have something to rest upon. I, also did 1035 steps on the nu-step machine this morning. My leg is a little sore which I knew it would be with everything that I did. You don't know how much you can do unless you try to do it. 
    My grandson and his horse Hot Rod technical name is Don't scratch my hot rod. They have really bonded in a short period of time. He showed him at State in Sedalia, Missouri bringing home an 8th place ribbon in showmanship. He looked so grown up. He went to the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri placing 4th in one of his English Equation class. He has been riding Englis for a little over a month. I am so proud of his accomplishments. I got to go watch him ride this past weekend. I was exhausted when they brought me back to my apartment, but it was an enjoyable day.

    Both of the younger two grandsons are trying band. Matt percussions and Ethan the trumpet. I don't know if they will like it or not, but they have to try and see how they like it. My family will be coming to where my studio apartment is where we have a room reserved. It will be the last time seeing my oldest for a while. He is going to the John Deere Technical School in Milford, Nebraska. He wants to work on farm equipment
   Hubby is doing as well as can be expected. It is hard to him because I am doing things that he can't-do because his one leg does not support him. Plus they don't really try to work with him and let him try to put weight on it and take some steps. Of course. it will hurt, but that is to expected. I have worked very hard to get to where I am and proud of my accomplishments, It has taken encouragement from other people to help me along the way. I admit there have been times I just wanted to tell them to go away, but I didn't because of what I wanted to be able to do again. Take care

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It has been a while

     It has been a long time since I have been here in blog land. I have had a lot going on in my life. John is in hospice and has been almost a year with
his liver shutting down. We knew it was coming, but you never want to admit it. 
    I had an accident the 23rd of May where a car turned in front of me. The car was totaled and I got a broken leg out of it. I have had two surgeries on my leg. The last surgery was getting it ready for a knee replacement. If they had replaced it at the first surgery, I would not be able to walk. I found out that my car had two airbags. One in the steering wheel and the other underneath the steering column. They both went off. I was told if the one under the steering wheel hadn't I could have lost my leg. 
    I spent almost a 100 days in a nursing home. Now I am living in a little studio apartment because I can't go home. I still have physical therapy. I haven't been able to put weight on it until the 17th of August. I have a doctor appointment this Thursday to see what the next step will be. I want to be able to walk again. I got to start putting weight on it the 17th of August. The best news was I could actually have a shower that day for the first time since the accident.
     I am bound and determine that I will walk again. Hoping to get so I don't have to use a walker. The nursing home was an experience. Now I live in a furnished studio apartment where everything is included except your phone. The meals are better balanced than what we had in the nursing home.  My hubby misses me and I have to rely on others to take me to see him.
     The kids are hoping that I like here well enough that I will stay here and sell the house. I don't know what I am going to do yet.
     My oldest grandson starts his tech schooling on the 3rd of October and we are having a get Sunday evening with him. My Middle grandson has now got a horse of his own called Don't Scratch My Hot Rod. He has done well this year with him. My youngest, who I have to look up at now, is involved in boy scouts.
I am still doing my embroidery. I will try to be back a little more often. Have a great day.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Checking In

   It has been a while since I have been here in blog land. Really longer than I wanted, but just not enough hours in a day. 
  As many of you know that my hubby is now in hospice with his liver shutting down. The Ammonia level is high so you don't know exactly how he will answer the questions that he is asked. He has good days and bad days. We are getting a new doctor at the nursing home. I haven't met him as of yet. I am glad the other one is gone. She and I didn't get along too well. When you have been a caregiver for a long time, you aren't a dummy that some want to make you out to be.
  I thought I would show you a picture of my oldest grandson and his date for Prom. The theme was on like the Oscar's where they got to walk the red carpet. The picture was taken by the Savannah Reporter. They took pictures of a lot of kids in their formal attire. Her dress and his tux vest and tie almost matched. The flowers had a little of the color of her dress in them. I am glad that he went with it being his senior year. He didn't go last year. The school year is quickly coming to a close. It is the first of May and graduation is on Mother's Day. That weekend I will have a busy weekend with all of the kids that are graduating and parties. 
  My youngest grandson crossed over the bridge and is now a boy scout. He is only 11 but he stands 5'4" tall. He loves being taller than his grandma. You can see from the picture that he is built like his dad. His parents have been really involved in the cub scout program, but both will be involved in other things now. She is going to be helping with the Girl Scout program even though they don't have a girl. They want the girls to learn about the construction industry. This past weekend they went to the National Pinewood Derby Race in Omaha, Nebraska. My grandson placed 14th in his age bracket with his car. He had a very successful last year of racing. They had a good time and we are very proud of him. This grandma didn't get to go. You can tell by the picture of him and his mom that he was happy. 
   The weather has been on the rainy side here.  We had some sunshine, but it is going to take a while for it to dry out. I went up Saturday in the rain to check on my hubby. He said that his phone was not working right. The fun part was coming home and getting through the intersection where you didn't have working lights and making a left-hand turn. I made it through only to come home to not having any electricity. It was probably about an hour and a half before I got mine back. My son and his family had a big tree fall across their road taking out their power. It made for an interesting day. At least I had food in the house that I could eat if it stayed off longer. 

 A couple of my latest tea towels. The teacher tea towel is a nice gift for a teacher. I am working on an order for two right now. The fingers have to stay busy. It helps keep my sanity when you deal with people that don't take the time to read medical charts. It would help tremendously if they would.

  I had an upper respiratory infection and ended up in urgent care. I tried our new one here in town. I was impressed
with their service. I got in to see the doctor and picked up my meds that he order and home in approximately one and a half hours. It wouldn't have been that quick at the other one.  I will try to get back to visiting a little more often. Take care.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Update from my house

  It has been a while since I have been here. My life has been busy with helping my daughter, who broke her ankle and had surgery. She has pins on one side of her ankle and plate and pins on the other side. She is finally back to driving. She got rid of the scooter that she used for six weeks. Now she wears an air cast that she has to wear until she goes back to the doctor. That is another six weeks. 
  Hubby is losing weight big time. He has lost over 17 lbs and they say it is what he is eating. They do very little other than keep them comfortable once they have gone into hospice. We were to have bad weather today so I didn't go up today. I didn't sleep very good so I took a nap this afternoon. I worry about him.
  My middle grandson got to go skiing at Snowcreek. He is the one in the baseball cap. He had a lot of fun and would love to go again. I spend two days with him selling advertising for the horse show season. It was fun to watch him because he did the talking unless they asked him something that he couldn't answer. 
  He may get to show Miss Juliet some this summer in halter and showmanship. He has got his new shirt, hat and his tie from last year goes really well with his shirt. He had to put it on so I could see him in it. The season starts the 22nd of April. As fast as the time is going, it will be here before we are ready. 
 My Saving lives Tea towel has been in demand lately. I have made several of them and now I am working on a bridal shower gift. The hands have to stay busy to give me something else to think about other then what is going on with my other half. His ammonia level is up and I get some weird answers at times. If he gets mad at me, he will call and hang up saying that he couldn't hear me and something was wrong with his phone. It was funny because I know that he called and talked to my brother for over an hour. He got put on the back burner as I was busy helping with the kids and getting my mammogram done. He thinks he should be first before I do anything else.
  I just keep telling God to give me the strength to do what I have to do. This week I have to make a trip to the city to see my primary care doctor for my checkup. I hope the weather cooperates. The snow they predicted for today didn't happen. My magnolia tree was trying to bloom and with the cold weather, it has turned brown. It is as though we live in the pocket with the snow and tornadoes going around us.
   My youngest grandson thinks he wants to learn to play the trombone. He may change his mind about that. He is going to race gocarts this summer. I will be watching him besides watching horse shows. I don't know what my oldest is going to be doing since he is a senior in high school. He has been accepted at a vo-tech school and has a sponsor, but he has to graduate first. Graduation is scheduled for mother's Day I will try to drop in more often. Stay well and warm.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sun shining and Wind Advisory

  We may have winter this weekend or that is what they are telling us to be prepared for today. The wind is horrible today. It is gusting over 38 miles an hour and we have power outages here in the city some of the areas is not that far from my house. 
My daughter and daughter-in-law both told me to stay in today. They don't want to worry about me falling or the wind catching my car door causing it to hit me maybe breaking something. My daughter fell this morning and broke her ankle in two places. They are doing surgery in the morning. She is going to have a plate and pin on one side and two pins on the other side, won't be able to drive for at least three weeks. At least it didn't happen at work. She was going to take her son to school. Slipped on a muddy bank going to the truck. I had thought about taking my books to the library but decided the best thing was to just stay home. 
  Matt and his mom are picking me up this evening so that I can go to the basketball game this evening. I haven't missed one as of yet. His games are normally on Tuesday evenings. Tonight's game is at 6 o'clock. I will get to see the new school which is not that far from my house. 
  I was at the nursing home yesterday and today I thought I would stay home and work on my embroidery project. I didn't realize that my picture posted yesterday. I was having problems with my computer. I sometimes have this urge where I would love to shove it in the floor. I still wish I had my windows program. Why they do some of the things to programs is beyond me?  
  I keep praying that nothing will happen for a while. I think we have had enough things at the present time. We had our belated Christmas Horse Club Christmas party over the weekend. We had a really nice turnout. I saw people there that I hadn't seen before which maybe they will stay around this year. The show schedule is set and judges are schedule for all of the shows. Matt will show, but I don't know about Jake whether he will or not depends on his work schedule. I think that dad is going to show this year which will be fun to watch. I am looking forward to the kids riding whether they are my grandchildren or my adopted grandchildren. I am known at the club as grandma.
   I know graduation is set for Mother's Day. I am not ready for that. You want to keep them young for a while longer. Don't we all wish that we wouldn't get older,
I keep saying we fall apart as we get older. We break more easily that is for sure. 
  Hope you all are safe and warm. There is so many storms. It just depends on where you live whether it is snow, rain or just what. Take care until the next time. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017


  It's officially 2017 today. We have cold weather with the north wind, but other than that the sun is shining. Did you celebrate New Year's Eve last night? I watch some of it on television of the different parts of the world. I didn't to stay up because I knew when it was here. My neighbor always shoots off fireworks at midnight. He has done that ever since he moved in. There is a city ordinance making it illegal, but they do it anyway. 
  I borrowed my picture from facebook. I love winter scenes except for driving in it. They were predicting rain for today, but I don't know if we will get it or not. It will turn to ice if it does because of how cold it is. 
  Christmas is over and now New Year's Day will be over for another year. The boys had a good Christmas and I got an electric seat warmer that fits over my bucket seat. You just plug it in the cigarette lighter. My oldest grandson installed it for grandma and showed me how it worked. He brought me by a 50lb bag of salt in case it gets icy the other day on his way home from work. 
  Our horse club Christmas party was postponed until this month so they are calling it a Christmas/New Year's party. It will be fun just to get together.  The club furnishes the meat and every body brings a covered dish or dessert. The first horseshow will be in April and with the way the months fly by it will be here before we know it. Ballgames were put on hold during the holidays with people traveling and everything. I enjoy watching the kids play. They play really good at times and with each practice they get a little bit better.Matt's dad had vacation time he needed to use so that he didn't lose it. They hung out together. We can tell we are all getting older because we didn't get together this year. Everybody stayed home last night. 
  I ate lunch with my hubby on Christmas Day. They had a big lunch for us ham, cranberries, sweet potato casserole, devil eggs, green beans, rolls, and pumpkin pie. They had mashed potatoes for those who didn't like sweet potatoes. He is losing weight and the appetite isn't good. They did change his insulin because of having so many lows. It was hitting at night time which was not good. I just think they should wait to give it to him until after he eats to see what he does eat.  He has forgotten how to cast on when he knits. He just wraps the yarn around the needle. It is so hard to watch because he has knitted me sweaters and afghans for the family.  If I say anything he gets upset, so I try to not make waves. 
  My oldest grandson has been trapping. He has gotten possums and raccoons. The possums can make horse sick if they go to the bathroom on the hay. They have been trying to get rid of the coyotes that are too close to the house where he works during the summer putting up hay. His adopted parents that he works for has a small dog that they can't let out unless they are outside too. I don't think I wold want to be that close to them. My son said when they were out surveying terraces the other day they saw a bobcat. There have also been sightings of a mountain lion. The gaming officials don't want to admit that they are in our area.  
   I need to get back to work on my custom order that I am working on. Take care. Stay warm and safe.


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.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tough Decisions

   I am glad that I got to get away for a few days with my kids in October. They took me to Branson for staying with my 12-year-old grandson, who tells me he was going to drive me nuts before the summer is over. He doesn't, but he does make life interesting. 
  We got a wake of call when we went to see the neurologist about hubby's tremors that I  wasn't liking and wanted to know if they were related to Parkinson's which has been ruled out. That had been said more than once at the nursing home by the medical staff. To see the hands shake even using both when trying to take a drink was hard to watch. Unfortunately, it is related to his liver which is in the process of shutting down. Then to get a phone call where he refused to get out of bed and wouldn't eat breakfast or lunch.  I knew it was time to put him in hospice. It is bringing in extra eyes to watch what is going on. They will re-evaluate him in 6 months and if he hasn't shown any improvement then he will remain in hospice because we don't know when the liver is going to completely shut down. We know the portal vein is blocked and he has a blood clot in the liver. They can't put him on blood thinners because of another issue. He has so many strikes against him. His bed was like a roller coaster and uncomfortable when I went to see him.. I just wanted to see if I could get him a new bed to see if that would help with his hip that hurts so that he could sleep better and not take pain pills. Hospice  got him the new bed and a new wheelchair that will actually tilt back so his head isn't hanging down when he falls asleep in it. They were  brought in the night we had signed the paperwork.  I will be popping in and out when I have time which is limited at the present time.
    I think I will be making another baby quilt like the one above after I get through my next craft show. The baby is due in February. I know who I made it for dearly loved it.
  I tried some new tea towels to see how they would do and I sent both to a new home. I thought the black horses looked really nice on the yellow plaid. It is getting late so I need to call it a day, but I wanted to let you know what I have been doing . Prayers are greatly appreciated. Take care.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


   All I want is for people to do their job without trying to make to look like they are really busy. Standing around talking instead of helping people, who need assistance. I help if I can because I want them taken care of. 
   I have been missing for a while. I have been very busy getting ready for a couple of craft shows and doctor appointments. We know that my hubby does not have Parkinson's disease causing the tremors. Some days they are bad, but it still goes back to his liver. We know that his days are going to be numbered  but try not to think about it. He has a blood clot in his liver and the portal vein is blocked. They can't give him blood thinners because his blood is already too thin. He has been sick for a long time.
   My trees don't look like the picture which was taken last year. The leaves are just turning brown and falling off. There is some color, but not like we have had. This morning it is 39 degrees. It is no wonder people are sick because you don't know how to dress. I have been dressing in layers because by afternoon it warms up. Yesterday was beautiful football weather. Today I am going to my youngest grandson's beef burger dinner at the church. He called to remind grandma. My boys keep grandma very busy with their activities. Basketball games will be starting here before too much longer. They are having practices right now.
  I went and had lunch with nine of my classmates I graduated from college with a long time ago. We had so much fun catching up with one and another. It gave me a change of scenery that I needed. It was a beautiful day and the drive wasn't bad. I did see a wreck coming home. A guy lost control of his motorcycle and went off the road. I didn't stop because of all of the help that he had. When he went around me, he was speeding. I wondered where the highway patrol was because I wanted him pulled over for speeding.
  My youngest son is going to be 50 this month. It is beginning to make me feel old with the ages of the kids and grandkids. They tell me you are only as old as you feel some days I feel its especially if it's cool damp weather. My bones don't like that kind of weather. 
  My oldest grandson has been accepted at the tech school that he wants to attend. He just has to get his money saved and work harder to earn it.  This college is a little closer to home. He wants to work on diesel equipment  trucks, farm equipment and etc. 
  I will try to check in a little more often, but I only have two weeks between craft shows and I have to have inventory to sell. Take care Sending you hugs and prayers. You can never have too many prayers. 

Friday, October 14, 2016


   The trees are starting to turn in our area and hopefully will be pretty. The cluster of trees is from my back yard last year, but I don't know about this year. They haven't started to turn yet. Some have in our area.
   The fingers have been very busy with custom orders, trying to get ready for a craft show, and dealing with issues involving my other half. 
  As of this coming Wednesday, the 19th we will be married 53 years. While I look back over all those years and look at the kids and grandkids, I
wonder where the time has gone. It is like a roller coaster, you have good days and then there are those that make you wonder what next. Our daughter just celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary this past Wednesday. 
  My custom motorcycle guy has been delivered and they are happy with it. It always makes me feel privileged when I get to do something like that. It was their kit I just did the hand work. 

    My friendship quilt has been done for a while, but I couldn't get the picture to load so I retook the picture with my other one. It took much to long to do, but it required a lot of changing colors. I lose patience at times when you do two stitches then you have to change, but I do like the way that it turned out. 
   We finally got the results of his ultrasound and how I hate the words stable for his conditioned. He is still here and it will have been 17 years since he first got sick at the end of November. You learn a lot, how to question doctors and even how to fire them. I keep my sanity with spending time with my grandsons watching them. Basketball season will soon be here and then I will go watch my middle one play. 
  My middle grandson is going to be 12 this month. He still thinks that he should be able to do some of the things that big brother does who is 17. My youngest tells me he is the same age as the middle one which is true for roughly two months. It is funny to say you have two 11 years olds. The family checks on me each day and last weekend I had breakfast with my oldest. I am happy that he is closer to home now.
   I am going to go road tripping here before  very many days. I hope the fall color will be showing. It is in some areas. I haven't told my other half because he probably won't like me being gone. He thinks that I should be there every day. Sometimes he sleeps and doesn't really know I am there.  I will tell him when I get ready to go. I just need some time away from everything. 
   Well, I hope all is well with you all. Take care.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This and That

   It has been busy with doctor appointments with  my hubby. He still has  more to go. He has been sick with this horrible cough and what they put him on is causing more problems.  It makes you really wonder about who is taking care of them. I get so frustrated and feel like it is just lip service. 
   Today all he wanted to do was sleep and his answers were not making sense. The nurse put a hold on the medication they put him on and some of his new problems may be linked to that medication. 
   Today my oldest grandson got to be Johnny Frye and lead off the Pony Express 5K run. He had a police motorcycle escort in front of him so they didn't have to worry about vehicles coming through while this was taking place.  The picture of the arena is of our horse club's arena at sunset. 
The last event I think this year will be a fun show strictly games. Some I am curious to see such as the catalog race. I have never seen that before. 
   We have had rain this evening and are suppose to have storms going into tomorrow. 
   I sometimes wonder just what our world is coming to with all that is going on. I don't know about you all, but I will be so glad when the election is over with. It is though they think we aren't smart enough to make up our own minds. 
The fingers have been busy and have to stay that way. My embroidery, I think at times is the best stress reliever. Even to help lower my blood pressure, but who knows. 
   Why can't people admit when they make a mistake instead of blaming it on everybody else? I was told if you made a mistake you say that you did. Well, enough of this and that just wanted you to know I am still around just busy. Take care/

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I am still here

   I am still here just have had a lot going on in my life that required my attention. We have had between 6-9 inches of rain and it is still raining. I wish it would stop. Water in basements and some flash flooding, plus flooding. The rain just came too fast. 
   The summer went entirely too  fast and the months seem to fly by with a blink of an eye. I didn't  really care for the heat, but then we can't be choosey. 
   The fingers have been kept busy to help keep my sanity or at least that is what I say. I have had two shots put in my knee because of arthritis but is not bad enough to require a knee replacement. I had a scare with my eyes because of them blurring and couldn't figure out. It turned out to be there was scar tissue behind my implants from the cataract surgery. They did a laser treatment on both eyes and my vision is back to where it was before. 
  I just hope my doctor appointment tomorrow goes okay. I need some answers about where I need to try to keep my blood pressure. I don't want it to get to low. 
  Hubby is doing as well as can be expected. They are basically just trying to maintain him. His ammonia level keeps going up so it takes longer for him to think what he wants to say, plus gets confused at times. It is hard to watch. I keep praying for a miracle. He still thinks that he can get his hip redone and walk again. Even though we have had four doctors telling him that it is too risky and he could be in worse condition than he is now or lose him on the operating table. I told him that I do not want to go to another doctor. 
   Tears fall in private except when I get terribly mad and then I cry. 
   My grandson is taking me on a road trip again this year next month. He is making plans on what we are doing. They couldn't get a cabin like we had last year so we are staying in a condo. As it stands right now, I think my daughter and her family are going to go also. It should be fun to have the family together. 
   We were all together last weekend and had supper cooked over the fire in a dutch oven. It is called a harvest meal and is so good. My daughter in law made her version of apple turnovers. She took crescent rolls, 
put brown sugar over them. Then rolled a slice of apple in each one sprinkling them with cinnamon than  baking them in the oven. They went really fast.  

  I thought I would show you some of my handiwork. I really must close for now. Take care my friends.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It has been awhile

I have been away from my blog for a while. It has been a very busy time for me with all that has been happening at my house. To bring you up to date with some of what is going on in my life. I was having some blurring in my eyesight. I thought it was maybe my glasses, but it turned out that I had scar tissue behind the implants they did when I had my cataract surgery. They did laser treatments and my vision has come back to where it should be. I still have some floaters which they say will go away. They are little black spots and before they go away they get little strings hanging down from them. I am just thankful that they got my problem resolved. 
    Hubby is going to go see another doctor about his hip and leg. He doesn't want to accept that the risk is too great and it could be worse than it is now. I got told that even though I have his power of attorney for his health I can't stop him from doing what he wants to do. He is going to have to make the decision because I won't do it anymore. He has good days and bad. He thinks now that school has started that I should spend every day at the nursing home, but I need some time for myself. 
  I have a baby quilt that I am working on at the present time. It is taking longer than I thought. I can understand why the kit was the price it was. Some of the thread is only 5 strand and part of the stamp pattern is missing. Needless to say, it is a learning experience. They furnished the kit and I am doing the embroidering.
  I turned three-quarters of a century the 19th of this month. Family and friends were there for me in wishing me Happy birthday. I spent a quiet day. My daughter in law had me out for supper which was cooked outside over the fire in a dutch oven. She even made peach cobbler for dessert. 
  The hands are kept busy embroidering. I have to retake some of my pictures to show you what I have been doing. I just thought I had better let you know that I am o.k. 
  We had our family reunion this year. Six of the eight remaining brothers and sisters were there. It was an enjoyable day catching up with family. My oldest is now living back in the area closer to home. He moved back the 4th of July weekend.  It will be easier for everybody concerned. The kids think that they all need to be closer. 
   I will try to be around a little more often now that horse show season is over excepting the awards supper which won't be until October. 
  Hope you all are well. Take care . The storms are in the area tonight. We have a severe storm watch out until 11 o'clock. 


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Are you Ready??

Are you ready for the weekend? The fireworks have started already in the neighborhood. I hate to say what it will be like in the next few days, but probably very noisy. We are supposed to have rain this Saturday and Sunday. We need the rain to keep the fireworks from starting a fire. 
  My oldest will be in either late Friday night or Saturday and be starting a new job the following week. I am just happy that he will be closer to home.  
  Summer school officially comes to a close today. My middle grandson has learned about the building that he will be in when school starts in the fall or rather I should say August. School keeps starting earlier and earlier every year. Both boys are looking forward to going to the Pony Express Day camp. They will be learning the history that is not being taught in the schools or at least in our area. 
   Do you have plans for the 4th of July?  My daughter is having us to her house for a cookout and the boys will be shooting off fireworks. I just know I will be glad when it is over. 
  We found out that hubby is losing his hearing. He has lost 80 percent in one ear and 30 percent in the other ear. My grandson that wears the hearing aid says that his hearing is worse than his. I told him if his grandson could wear one he could also.  I was told that we could get help with hearing aids with him being in the nursing home. He is feeling neglected because I don't stay as long as I use to. The boys only will sit there for so long and then they want to go. I took his youngest to see him twice this month. 
  Tonight is their fireworks celebration at the nursing home. They will serve them hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and root beer floats. I can see his blood sugars now.  I will take my grandson home and after his mom gets home to go back for that. If I don't hubby will be mad. It will make it a long day for me. 
  We don't have horse shows until this next weekend the 9th and 10th of July. He is a little disappointed because he won't get to go to state because of some new rule changes. I think they are going to go watch the other kids show. I may go with them so that I can say I have been there once. 
  I have been busy with the boys and my embroidering. I will show you what I have been doing after it reaches its new home. 
  Take care. Be careful. Have a safe 4th of July.