Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Everythings bigger in TEXAS




Meet 'Big Tex'! He towers over every Texas State Fair! They say he even says "howdy", but I didn't hear him. The next pic is me way up high on the ferris wheel with the Cotton Bowl directly behind me. I was so surprised to see the Cotton Bowl right there on the fair grounds that I had Ame take my picture! The Texas/OSU game or the OSU/Texas game (depending on where you are from and who you support) was the following Saturday..........while the State Fair was still going on. What a zoo that must have been. We left town that day and headed for Oklahoma to meet a couple more blogging friends....one of Ame's and a mutual blogging friend. They were both delightful and we had such a good time talking and laughing and did I mention talking and laughing? My sides were actully starting to hurt. We had lunch with Chris and visited and then ventured further north to meet Barbie.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Garage Door opener

Okay, for all of those concerned about my garage door opener, you can rest assured that hubby has it fixed. It was a $9.00 capaicitor part, and hubby has installed it and the door works great again..........except for the noise as it needs new lubrication now. Maybe tomorrow if it isn't too cold to work outside a bit. Hubby has tomorrow off actually, which is a first in the last few weeks and we are excited about that even though the overtime pay is prettty darn good.........we can do without it for a few weeks. We really need the time to re-connect as a unit and enjoy each other's company before we forget why we got married in the first place.

End of summer and wedding!



August 17, 2017

Well, here it is.......almost the end of another summer!  This summer our granddaughter, Emily, will be getting married in Breckenridge, CO.  The wedding is planned for the 24th. We are going to be driving out.  We wanted to rent a smaller size motor home to drive out so we would be able to move around more while on the road since I have trouble sitting still for very long.  But try as we might, there was nothing available for the days we needed so we are driving out in Tom's truck.  It will be a long, long trip and I hope it won't be too miserable for us.  We both have trouble with our backs and pain sometimes gets out of hand even with our pain meds.

We weren't sure if we were going to be able to make it at all.  We were waiting for our state tax return which didn't come and didn't come.  Seems it was being held up due to some unresolved third party debt.  Finally it was settled and it came.........just in time for us to be able to make the trip.  I would hate to miss seeing Emily and Tyler get married!  Now I won't have too!

On another note, I think Amber is going to go back with Bobby.  I don't care, if that is what she wants to do!  I have my doubts that he will ever change.  He is a selfish man and doesn't seem to want to help Amber at all.  Even to watch the kids (and one of them is his) for 15 minutes so she can take a shower!  I wish her luck, but I think she has enough guts to walk away from it if it is too bad!  She did it twice before with him so I think she will do it again if the need arises.  She had enough guts to walk away from Michael......Triton's daddy....and I think she would do it to Bobby (Easton's daddy) should she need to!

Other than that, Tom has been working a lot of overtime.  The money is nice, but it sucks spending so much time alone with just the dogs.  That's right, I said dogs!  We have a new puppy.  Well he arrived in May for my birthday.  He is a German Shepard, Lab, Border Collie mix and is a cute as a bug.  

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The arrival of fall weather

is almost here.  A couple more days and out temps will only have highs in the low 50's or mid 60's!  I don't mind as long as the sun shines.  I dislike dreary, gray, rainy days when it's so cold your bones are chilled and just can't seem to warm up.

Actually, I rather like the fall weather.  Crisp air, brilliant sunshine, leaves a beautiful array of colors is to my liking.  The only bad thing I can find with fall is that winter follows it...sigh!  But I don't want to think of that now.  I want to concentrate on the crispy mornings with sunshine and evenings with clear, bright moon shine and stars twinkling so bright it seems as if you could reach up and touch them!

November

Well, here it is November.  The month that hubby heads up north to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to deer hunt for two weeks.  I miss him when he's up there, but he works hard all year long and deserves this time to hunt, enjoy family members who also hunt and just to get away without any worries at all.  He wasn't sure he was going to be able to go because they laid him off the beginning of Oct. which means he wouldn't have the extra money to go.  He lucked out and they called him back from lay-off beginning Oct. 31st.  One of the things that would have been so hard for him was that if he remained on lay-off, he would have lost his health insurance benefits through his employer.  And with all the medical issues he and I have would have placed us in a world of hurt!!  I have been to the E.R. 2 times in a four-day period.  The first one was for muscle spasms in my back and 2 days later it was because of severe itching due to an unexpected and unwanted new allergy to the Penicillin I had been on for a sinus infection.  Guess I won't be taking that anti-biotic anymore!


And November brings us all closer to the Christmas holiday, which is very expensive when you have as many grandchildren as we do.  We would like to do more for them but it is impossible with the cost of everything now and the prices are still going up on food, gas, toys, etc.  Every one gets a present that has been picked just for them!   I am glad we live close enough to most of them so we know what the like to do and what interests they have at the present time.  Our clan in Kentucky are not difficult either.  We send them a prepaid Visa or MasterCard and let momma and daddy shop for things the four kids down there would like.     



A new year and maybe a new start on blogging.  Seems like everyone has turned to Facebook to be their social media.  I don't always like to make things that public.  So I am  going to try blogging again.  Hoping that some of my friends that use to blog will return or have returned.

A lot has  happened in the last year or so that I have been on Facebook.  Amber has had another baby boy and is still with Bobby.  They have their ups and downs but seem to be doing much better than she and the jerk from her past!  Her boys are adorable and I wish I were in better health so I could have them more.  But at 2 1/2 and 9 months they are very mobile and busy and this old body that will be 71 next month just isn't able to keep up anymore!  I hate that part of getting old!

Since I wrote last I have had cataract surgery on both eyes and can now see without glasses for seeing distances but still need them for reading.  But I love not having to wear glasses all the time and when the weather gets hot will love not having them sliding down my nose!

Brian's divorce was final and he and Belinda had a Spiritual Ceremony Friday evening.  His children and Belinda's twin sister Mabel were in attendance along with Tom and I.  It was very nice and we all went to Brann's after and shared a meal. So his children now have a Step-mom but she isn't the mean kind.  They will have a civil wedding later this summer to make it legal in the eyes of the rest of the world, but in God's eyes they are married and committed. 

It is now Thursday the 20th and tomorrow Tom and I will have been married 27 years!  Longer than I ever thought we would be married.  Not because it is hard to be married to him, but because we got married later in life and I wasn't sure either of us would live this long!  But here we are celebrating another year..........hooray for us!  Brian and Belinda were out tonight visiting and having some dessert with her twin Mabel.  She's also a very nice gal.  Not exactly like Belinda but nice!

I am hoping to get a puppy come the beginning of May.  A little boy puppy and his name right now is Wookie.  He is so adorable. He is a German Shepard, Border Collie and Lab mix.  We will change his name to Bear.  And I just found out that we will be his adopted parents.  Nothing could  have made me happier............well, nothing except learning that my hubby will get to go on first shift!