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...

Monday, October 2, 2017

when angels cry...


Saturday, September 30, 2017

going, going, gone...

this is a wrap, September...
the last day...
amazing how fast that one went...
mowing was finally done yesterday afternoon...
its been 4 weeks...

the pulling of the annuals has begun...
making way for better things next spring...

found this little girl at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago...
concrete with a wicker wagon...
$1.49...

the ferns have done well this year...

getting ready to change over for Halloween...
we are going to be popping around between 78-85 the next 10 days...
sure doesn't seem much like fall here...
except for the farmers hitting the fields...
they are going as fast as they can...
still aren't hauling in food grade...
and that's what the elevator DH works at takes in...
he's been home early every night this last week and off on the weekends...
next week should start their busy time...
maybe...

have a good weekend...
:0)



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

That crazy woman has done it again...

 she has gone and lost her mind...
she is starting another blog...
(of all things)
like she has time for that...

well, anyway...
here I am sharing this new blog she is working on...
I just didn't want to just throw it out there and say...
ta da...

oh...
who am I talking about?
I didn't mention her name?
LOL
silly me...

get this...
its Nana Diana...
uh huh...
that big haired blonde chick from the Nana Diana blog...
I know you know her...
she's pretty much famous here in blogland...
just like royalty...

well, the "queen" has this new blog...
for crafty ideas and things she is going to be selling on Etsy...
and you won't believe what she named it...

you can click on the name and that link will take you right into her new blog lickety split...
leave her a comment and tell her I sent you...

and...
she's having a give away...
a statue of herself...
go check that out...
bwahahahahha
(she is so going to swift kick me in my behind)
love ya, girl!
(how'd I do?)

Monday, September 25, 2017

I stand...

for as long as I am able to do so...
I will stand when the anthem is played...
or the flag goes by...
its my right...
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Sunday, September 24, 2017

isn't it amazing?

sunrise on the prairie...
at the start of harvest...
and its in the 90s...

and isn't it amazing that all of this...
and all of us...

 are in the hands of but a few people?

North Korea is so unstable...
and so ready to do what cannot be undone...
I suppose it is only a matter of time before something terrible happens...
but I am just not ready to give up these prairie mornings...
I know none of us are...
forever praying for peace...



Friday, September 22, 2017

what happened to fall???

babies are posted online...
and 2 have their homes...

these 3 and 2 others need their homes now...
giving them one more week here before they go to the local rescue/shelter...

the only time to get them sitting still is waking them from a nap...
they really aren't that grumpy...

found this sign last weekend...
love it...
it so fits today...

so...
back to my question...
who took fall and what did you do with it?
we are so hot here and dry...

red maple has some leaves turning...

nuts are falling fast and so are the leaves on the walnut, persimmon and ash trees...
been a slow/ fast week...
it did fly by, after it took days to get started...
I give up on doing things early...
had to dig my summer clothes back out!
tanks, flip flops....
geez...

the neighborhood has been really quiet..
which is a good thing...
do not like those who cause trouble and chaos in our peaceful part of the world...
harvest has started...
the guys are so tired from the heat when they get home now...
no relief in sight, either...
going right into October in the 90s...
its so unreal...
I don't like it at all...
I am not raking leaves and putting out Halloween stuff is the a/c is running a mile a minute...
its just not right...
I need to pull the annuals...
maybe some evening when the sun is down and it cools down into the 80s...
not until!

hope your week is going ok...
stay out of the heat...
I know there are too many sweat shirts out and not a day to wear them...
fluffy socks...
extra bedding...
who was I kidding????
I jinxed the whole thing...
LOL
have a great weekend...
and I will let you know when we cool off...
did you know it was snowing in Canada?
yep...
its coming...
it will be 90 one day and snowing the next...
:)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

fall cleaning at a snail's pace...

the corn behind us is still very green...
planted so late...

my get up and go...

got up and went...

Craig had Sunday and Monday off...
we finished the house scrubbing and he got some watering done...
did I mention we are dry as a bone here?

debating on pulling the annuals this weekend and being ahead of the game for once this year...
we still have other bloomers still showing us some pretty colors...

I really would like to work this one piece of ground before I have to wear long johns to do it...

but I am so going to miss these when I do...
we usually wait until the frost tags them...
but that isn't coming anytime soon...
we have been in the upper 40s at night at times...

this is the only thing out...
I swear!
only because it is stored on the deck in the corner behind something...
it weighs a ton!
made out of concrete!
you just buy one of those plastic kids trick or treat pumpkins and fill it with concrete...
then cut the plastic bucket off and there you go...
paint that thing and you are good ...
they used a railroad spike in this one for the stem, but you can use anything you want...
even sticks!

about that fall cleaning title...
its a basic lack of motivation...
in other words...
lazzzzzzy!

I am not like this very often, but when it hits...
it packs a wallop!
no man's land...
you know...
that tiny bit of time between summer and fall...
you know what's coming...
and you have been blessed with a little extra time to get things done...
but...
and that's a big but- not to be confused with my big butt....
you just keep shoving it off to another day...
when its raining...
when its not raining...
when its cloudy...
when its sunny...
when I can't find something else to do...
when the guys are home...
when the guys aren't home...
I could go on forever!
I have at least a million of them...
:)
and you know me...
I have too much crap again...
time to declutter...
and that means top to bottom cleaning...
not like the guys clean...
but like a mom cleans...
if I wait a couple more weeks...
I am good to go with the basic cleaning until Thanksgiving...
and if I threaten the men here enough, I might even squeak through the holidays...
:)
there is a plan working here...
besides, I seem to purge better when there is T minus 3 days to go...
:)
have a great weekend...
going to work these guys even if I have to sit on the couch while they do something!