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!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

much going on...

DH had the stomach flu over the weekend...
it started Thursday night...
but he is better now...

our oldest has been jilted...
his girlfriend called it quits after 8 years for no reason Monday evening...

DH and I drove in to pick him up and bring him home...
just for a few days...
we've been talking...
and setting things on fire...
lots of debris from the winds we had over the last week or so...
and...
we are in home coming week...
and the parade is tonight...
heading up there just before 6 to watch...
trying to keep up with the housework...
cooking, etc...
been going to bed tired and waking up tired...
it is what it is...
:)
have good weeks...


Friday, September 7, 2018

the last days of summer....

can you believe the season is fleeing away?

and fall work is being done around here...

we are rainy here today...

Gordon is upon us...

it will be an inside weekend...

calling for 4-7" of rain for us...

DH is home sick today...
terrible flu bug got him good...
it was a bumpy night...
and he looks so pathetic today...
it will be a healing weekend...

stay dry and have a great fall- like weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

almost Labor Day!

can you believe it?

weren't we just complaining about snow and ice?

this week has been hard but the worst is past...

how time flies...
the older you get...
how does that happen?

I think it should slow down as you slow down...
oh well...

need prayers for a couple of families here...
lost 2 wonderful people this week...
both elderly with many health issues...
they are painfree now...
but the families and friends are going to miss them...

have a good holiday weekend!
be safe and don't overdo...
we will pay for it next week, you know...
:)


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

waiting on cooler days...

I am so tired of this tropical humidity!

BUT...
we haven't watered 10 times this year...
so that's a plus...

another BUT...
the money we have been saving on water...
has been applied to the electric bill...

these things!
are so noisy!
must be a bumper crop of them this year...
we can hear them inside with the windows closed!  
LOL
I am so looking forward to fall this year...
the cooler nights and windows open again...
its been months since they were open...
but, we made it through the rough spots...
and today should be the last really dangerous day to be out and about...
have a good day and rest up for the weekend!