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!


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.     

Jan. 2018

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!