Friday, October 13, 2017

got DH home with me today...

and there are about a million walnuts that we need to pick up before the guy comes to mow!
so we will be busy...

we have had a couple of chilly days here...
but it is going to warm back up a bit...

I took these yesterday...
late afternoon...

there are still some things blooming around here...

and our ferns did really well this year...

I have tried giving them away the last couple of years in the fall before the frost gets them...
and no one wants them...

the leaves are just beginning to fall...
and they are not pretty this year...
too much dry and not enough rain...

I love old things...
things that have fulfilled their 1st job and did it well...
but can still be "supportive"...

things that others have tossed for something new and fresh...

showing a little mileage...

even a little broken...
its like us that are aging...
still good for something...
still full of beauty if you know where to look...
and not quite ready to be tossed again...

I like to bring things home to live out the rest of their lives here...

like a junque nursing home...
:)
old and tattered...
still with purpose...
if nothing else but to make me smile...
:)

well, I am up like normal, but the rest are sleeping in...
long game last night...
I gave up and headed for bed...
by the way...
CUBS WIN

have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

the diagnoses is trigger thumb...

it's not a really bad thing...
give it 6 more weeks...
and see him again...
if its not better...
a 10 minute surgery to free up the ligament...
do not over do it...
LOL
I can hardly use it now...
so, here I am...
stuck with a bum thumb...
on my right hand...
yeah, that's going to work...
the guys are helping do the simple things I used to always do...
Nov 15th I go back...
any other finger and it wouldn't be a problem...
I need my thumb back!
LOL

Monday, October 9, 2017

a nice fall day...

its really weird having all these summer like days in the fall...

the walnuts are down, mostly...
the wind a couple of days ago really shook the trees...

it also made the "gravediggers'' giddy looking...

they look absolutely hilarious!
I wish we could take credit for it...
:)

we are going to have to have the yard mowed again this coming weekend...
just enough rain to green it up and the warm days and nights are making it grow again...

its so quiet here much of the time...
with the guys working all the time...

interrupted by the farmers hauling to the elevator...
and the elevator is running all the time now...

the farmer behind us took the field out late yesterday afternoon...
and it was this green...
took this photo when I heard them in the fields...

still some on the trees yet...

I am doing a cleanse thing right now, so not getting too far from the bathroom...
I will be glad when its over...
:)
I am feeling better and cannot believe what has been coming out of me...
I guess I should do this more often...

got more rain coming tomorrow and Wed...
hoping we pick up some more...
still very dry...
not sure how the farmers are doing or where they are at on being finished...
one farmer posted today that he is done as of his last load going to the elevator this afternoon...

would love to be spending these days with DH...
I do miss doing the pumpkin patches and the fun things this time of the year...
we have lots of plans when he retires!
have a good week!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

a few more photos...

boy, I have no idea where the week went...
but I am totally confused on which day it is...

with the guys schedules, there is no weekend anymore...

Craig had today off and they both work tomorrow...

we really did a lot of the jobs no one likes to do today...
I am having problems with my right thumb...

the pain is increasing daily and the one joint pops when I move it, sometimes it locks up...
so I have an appointment on Wed with the ortho at our clinic...
he is a new guy, but the bio sounds impressive...

not sure what will take place, but trying to get the inside stuff caught up in case I can't use my hand for a few days...
weeks...
hoping its not surgery time...
:)
made a pot of veggie soup today and we got enough rain to wet the pavement...
we sure had the wind, though...
I did get out just a bit in between things...
you should see all the walnuts on the ground now...
not a good time to be under those trees...

posting in the evenings might be the way it goes through harvest...
DH goes to bed so early some nights...
on the ones he has to go in at 5 anyway...
leaves me up with nothing to do...
:)
have a great Sunday!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

just a quickie...

Craig has been off the last 2 days...
last evening, we did this...
loved doing it in the dark...
then it started raining through the night and most of the morning...

we got over 2 inches with more on the way the next 5 days...

we took a down day today...
neither of us felt very good...
and I ended up with a migraine this afternoon...
him with a sinus headache...
tis the season...
bebopping between tank tops and sweat shirts...
socks and tennis shoes and flip flops...
no wonder so many are sick around here...
so many kids are down and out of school...

so, how's your fall going?
stocking up on the candy yet?
been in the Christmas section?

more photos later this week...
everybody will be gone tomorrow and I will have more time...