Sunday, October 21, 2018

hoping for a good day...

what a week!

DH is getting close to being back to normal hours...
we had to clean out a storage unit yesterday...
Craig worked so hard...
we have been sorting and pitching and letting go...
you should see the pile for the garbage man!

have been to the doc twice...
finally lanced the boil...
but this guy left me with an inch slash in it...
looks bad...
might end up in the walk in...
(not my usual doctor)

we had some fierce winds yesterday afternoon...
saw reports of trees down, power outages and one of those awnings over a set of gas pumps went down...
but we are ok...
just have a yard full of green leaves now...

Craig had named this little one Dixie...
but I renamed her last week...
its now Ditzy...
she is such a ditz!
so much fun!
and she holds her own with the big ones...

we got more cold weather here now...
pretty darn chilly...
but we are stuck inside sorting tubs anyway...
hope it warms up for next weekend!
have a good day!



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

well...I have no excuse really...

got walnuts on the ground...

leaves are blushing, slightly...

decor in the house is done...

and- you won't believe this...
but this Craig's old white van...

when the transmission started going...
we decided a newer ride would be better than fixing this one...

so we gave it away...
to a friend of ours...
we all call him Drippy...
and he does custom painting...
he fixed up the old van and painted it like he did an old bike of his...
and now its the "Drippy Mobile"...
one of a kind...

I have been a bit under the weather...
a boil, allergies gone wild and a pinched nerve...
all in one week...
went back to the doctor yesterday and got more antibiotics...
and go back tomorrow for the lancing...
already did one round of it...

we have already been working on the toy drive...
flyers are made and donation box and canister out at the Family Dollar store...
they have already collected 2 big totes worth from there...
I think this is going to be a good year...
:)
and the new baby is doing good...
on hard food and water and litter box trained...
she is just so tiny...
going to be a very petite cat...
Craig named her Dixie...
we shall see if that sticks or not...
she gets along fine with all the rest of them...
yesterday, she discovered my bed....
she naps there now...
:)
with all the rest of them...

we have cooled off here...
in the 40s to low 50s for highs...
it could be a bit warmer...
:)
got lots of yard work to do...
DH is finally winding down on the harvest hours...
most are done now...
so...
what have you been up to?


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

still above ground...

got the Halloween stuff put up on Sunday...

all four of us were here to do it...

we had some very nice cooler weather...

but now we are back to the ac being on and wearing tank tops and flip flops...

our oldest was here for two weeks...

we have been doing yard work and such...

the time flew...

got a new baby in, too...

and she is doing great...
pics later...

have a great week!

Monday, September 24, 2018

the first day of fall...

we are finally passed the hot days!

the last two days have been in the low 70s...

been doing yard work...

DH is doing the harvest hours...

Doug has been here much of the last 2 weeks...

got a baby in last night...

completely covered with fleas and she has lost a lot of blood...

working on her...

the leaves have been coming down for the last few weeks here...

and the farmers are in the field full throttle...
pumpkin patches are open...
and there is a pumpkin pie on the counter...

so guess its time that these get unpacked...
this week's project...
happy fall!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Home Coming 2018

a small town on the prairie rallies behind the school...

every chance it gets...

and they throw everything they have into the celebration...

my boys have both rode the fire trucks around town...
in their jerseys...

and each class does a float on hay wagons loaned by area farmers...

and little kids line the streets for the candy they throw...

and the attendants for the home coming court are there, too...

and we share in their excitement...

as they travel these old brick streets...

and mom's and grandma's rush to get the perfect photos...

and they changed things up this year...

they moved the parade time to Wed night at 6pm...

from Friday afternoons at 3...
which it had always been...

so more parents and grandparents who work could attend...
when the parade was over...
they did a powder puff...
each class putting a team on the field...
and then the traditional bon fire at the lake park...
(right next to the gym and school)

traditions are important to this little town...
its taken years to get the parade time changed...
and rearranging home coming activities...
you just mention doing something different than granddad did and they start kicking and screaming...
:)
but sometimes...
change is good...
and its not disrespectful to those who have gone before...
because time marches on...
and things do change...
its just slower to do so in a small prairie town...
:)
have a blessed wonderful weekend...
slow down, take you time and just enjoy it...
this life is parading by so fast!