Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2 days in a row!!!

Two days in a row with writing a post.....
I wanted to post some pictures of my grandchildren....there will be more writing below the pictures...
Sarah is now rolling from back to front.... I was so excited when she did it... She is precious and I know everyone else's grandchildren are precious also...

My husband and Jack were  playing with the train set that we gave to Jack for Christmas... He loves Thomas the train.... He is so like my son... Jack however has an abundance of energy.... Keeps us busy that is for sure...Smart as all... like his dad again...I see him being a electrical engineer as his dad... and my husband.... His mommy is a engineer to...

We spend a lot of time now with these kids... I didn't have that luxury with Jack....I won't get into it; some know about the problems I had when Jack was born.... It has turned around and now Russ and I are always helping...I am not complaining...really I am not... I love them with all my heart....

I am excited to try new things.... One is I want to conquer knitting... Ha I have been saying this for years.... This year I am going to make it happen.... And I want to learn didn't stitches with crocheting.... I need to learn to read directions for projects... it is all greek to me... Just like reading music.... I can not read it for the life of me...Some people have the gift and some don't and I am one of the ones who don't.... See the piano in the back ground of the picture with my Husband and Jack....Jessica plays the piano, flute, Obe.... and piccilo.... I wish I had the gift of music.... But I have alot of other gifts that I am thankful for....

My daughter started a new job this past  Monday.... She had been working at her other job for 3 years and they were moving departments around and they were going to have lay offs in March.... she decided to see if there was anything out there... Well low and behold the company that my husband and son and daughter in law works had a position open....She applied and was called for a interview and had the interview and then offered the job all with in a week.... They liked her and she has a CPA degree.... so she is in finances/payroll... so 4 in the family at the same company...it's a huge company....

Till next time....
May your day be filled with many blessings...


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A very long time....

I know it has been a very long time since I have written.....I  have a lot to share.... but it would be overwhelming to write it in one post...

Yesterday was 4 years ago I had my last chemo treatment.... Sometimes it seems like it was forever ago that I had the treatments and then sometimes it seems like yesterday....I feel wonderful.... I feel so blessed it has been 4 years and have so many things I want to do and try....

The picture is of my new sewing machine I have been playing with.... NOT use to the electronics.... I have my old one that I go to sometimes...I did not know the electronic machines were so touchy!! I am making myself sew on it.... This is a quilting/sewing machine by Brother...I can either use the foot pedal or the touch of my finger to make it go.... tried the finger touch and that is just not happening... I have been sewing since 10 and I started with the knee pedal and then progressed to the foot pedal... I am using the foot pedal...it's hard to learn new things at this age.... I have more control with the foot pedal.... I tried the finger touch and then I would forget to stop it by pressing the button and would use my foot... So the finger touch button is just not going to happen at least for now...

I have been watching my grand  kids a lot.... They are the cutiest grand kids ever.... :) I enjoy them so much....Our grand daughter who started out with a rough start when she was a week old from Reflux and stopped breathing...it is very scary and so for 3 months someone was always holding her for the first 3 months.... she is now 4 months old and is getting big.... she is one strong girl.... Her brother Jack is so good with her... Sarah just got over RSV and I helped take care of her while her parents worked.... she is a doll...Has a temper when hungry.... Russ and I are so in love with these two precious grand children....

I am planning on having a small garden this year.... Last year I did not have a garden....first time in years and  years I did not have a garden.....This year I am having a small one... I am going to grow things in containers also.... I missed gardening and just going out to pick something.... My husband for many many years helped me with gardening.... and he just can't do it with his back.... So if I am going to have a garden it is all mine to do.... I don't mind.... I love homegrown tomatoes... there is nothing better than picking a tomato or picking fresh radishes...I am going to grow herbs in containers....

Our winter  has been strange.... the weathermen can't predict right at all.... We had the Iowa Caucuses here... Which was a joke... and then they predicted a blizzard in Des Moines which never happened....They predicted 9 to 12 inches here in our town.... And we got less than a inch.... Everyone says now " When we see it, we will believe it" .... I think the news stations are in co-hoots with the grocery stores.. It is good news for me as I hired a snow shoveling company and we haven't had snow for them to do it... I pay as the snow comes.....I feel for them because they are hurting for business....

We are beginning to work on our home with getting new flooring.... We kept postponing it... our carpet is 20 years old.... it is just now starting to show age all of a sudden.... We are going to put down laminated wood flooring..... I am so looking forward to it.... Russ and I will be putting it down..Russ did the kitchen and dining room and it came out so nice.... I love it....

Many other things to tell but need to close for today...

Till next time may your day be filled with many blessings....

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS,  

I will probably not be on next week....this past week I have had the stomach flu and I still can't get over it... I eat and it comes back with a vengeance...I feel like I am wasting time resting....

My cats are having fun in the tree and this year I don't care....the real naughty kitty is Sidney....

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas....Stay healthy..

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Getting close

Another week has flown by, Christmas is fast approaching.... Shopping pretty much done... All I have to do is get some gift cards....Then I am done...

We have simplified this Christmas....Well most of have... This past year with Russ's job and all the worrying we did, we decided to simplify... We told the kids... Well 3 out of the 4 kids wanted the same thing.. It has been wonderful this year... 

I didn't set goals of what I had to make and so on... so it has been a stress free holiday season...And I love it this way...

I have been doing a lot of watching my grand-daughter as her mommy went back to work... Sarah won't be going to day care till January.... Jessica's mom watches Sarah most of the time..When she needs a break or  appointments I fill in... Which I love it this way...Since Jessica's mom is staying with them till her house is ready she is taking care of Sarah.... I will miss Sarah when she starts day care...

The kids are in and out visiting... It's funny when they leave the nest they love coming back and chilling... I never know when they will come back...Last night my daughter came by with her friend Barb and Barb is like a daughter to me..So on a friday night they were bored.... Barb does not live nearby and was visiting... It was nice visiting with them... Kim has her own apartment and they chose to hang here.... Russ and I chuckled about that... I do love it they come back home....

All I have been doing is cleaning and watching my grand daughter.... Soon I will be baking some goodies...  sounds pretty boring...

The weather has been warm here in Iowa.... Had my sliding glass door open to let the fresh air in.... The good thing about the weather is the heat is not running and I am not paying for the snow removal guys.... But I feel sorry for all the small companies that make a living on snow removal... The other day I heard our next door neighbor mowing his lawn.... I know pay back is coming since we have had this gorgeous weather... but it is also very hard to get into the christmas season.. I grew up in Florida with no seasons.... I was use to it but since we left Florida 30 years ago I have loved the seasons and white christmases... doesn't look it this  year...

We all have been suffering from the sinus crud.... it's the weather...Speaking about weather we are suppose to get a lot of rain starting this afternoon...

I hope your having a great week and a week ahead...Stay safe and love someone around you...

 

 

 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Busy weekend

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.....We did, I had help from everyone and I want every year to be like this for now on.... I just don't want to do the whole dinner myself....We had a nice time with 3 of my kids and a friend that came over...Watched some football....  

It was nice that the Christmas tree was up and we didn't have to do it after Thanksgiving...I think I will be doing it this way for now on....I can just sit back and look at all the kids ornaments they made, and the ones Russ and I made through out the years...

Friday we watch the University of Iowa's Hawkeyes foot ball team beat Nebraska... We are a unbeaten football team... Yes I love football and I am very proud of the Hawkeyes....Altho I didn't think they played as well as they have been...But they did win... The State of Iowa is excited this year.... I am...

We did venture out about noon on Friday.  I did go to CVS and get gift cards for 3 birthdays this week,,,, Around noon Russ and I decided to venture out on Friday as we needed more pet food and bird food....  We go to Theisan's Farm and Supply store and the parking lot was jammed.... Russ and I decided not to even attempt to go in the store or find a spot to park....I really thought  going at noon it wouldn't be busy....so we turned around and came home... 

Last night my older son Dan called from work asking if I could give him a ride home...He got off at 11:15pm... So I waited up and took him home... My body was adjusted to staying up when I was watching Sarah and it was Friday night and we could sleep in so I was okay about it..... It took me forever to get to sleep.

 Around 1am I fell asleep..... At 4 am I thought I  heard a text message.... I was right in what I heard,  the alarm went off again to remind me I have a text message.... All I read was my Son's name on it...I jumped up thinking Oh dear Sarah my grand daughter is having problems... It wasn't Sarah but my son Tim.... Jessica was taking him to the ER because he had a severe headache for almost 4 hours and he couldn't take it anymore... Tim has a high tolerance of pain so if he is complaining then it is very serious.... He wanted me to help Brenda (Jessica's mom with the kids)  to be there around 8am... I said okay.... I couldn't go back to sleep.... I prayed....and I prayed for healing....Russ and I got up and went and helped... It was good to see the G- kids and play with them..... They did a CT scan on Tim and it only showed a severe sinus infection.... Tim is prone to sinus problems as he has had two surgeries to correct his deviated septom in his nose.... Poor guy is on antibiotics and steriods  and pain meds for the head ache.... His body crashed yesterday as he has not had a full night sleep since Sarah was born...She is 2 months and he has been under a lot of stress at work making deadlines.... He made the dead lines and since the stress was gone, his body crashed.... No matter how old  your kids are, you still worry about them... Tomorrow is his 29th birthday on the 29th....I got a text from Jessica saying he was feeling well enough to eat a quarter pound combo from McDees.... So that was good news to hear tonight...He still has a ways to go but the head ache is tolerable now...

We have one more day and then back to normal.... 

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead..