Thursday, October 23, 2014

Birthdays.....

 This is Sierra.  She's my first born grandchild. She just celebrated her birthday .
 This is Brock , he too just celebrated his birthday this past weekend.  How are my grandchildren getting to be so old? They are growing faster than their parents did. I never see them as much as I would like.  I remember them wanting to find costumes at this time of year.  I have good memories of their younger days.  Once they start working , they have less time, or so it seems.
   Today is going to be a clean up the yard day. So many leaves have fallen. I cleaned the porch and driveway yesterday, but it will need it almost everyday till the leaves are gone. We had sunshine all day yesterday and it was heavenly.
  Thanks for all the comments and prayers for my sister Brenda . She did very well thru the surgery and is at my sister Jeanie's.  She will be there for a few days to recuperate.
   Here's hoping we all have a great day. XO

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mums....

This year my mums spilled over . They were very pretty although some what leggy . So when it rained they did not stand tall.....they fell over. I cut them back  every year in late winter or just at the start of spring. I am thinking I may have to make some sort of fencing around them once they reach their height  and right before they bloom.
  The weather around here for this week is to be pretty , maybe cool. As in 40 degrees up to 50 possibly. But that is good as long as we have some sunshine.
  Going to go to my sister Jeanie's today. She is caring for our sister Brenda , who is having a surgical procedure . The Dr. is shooting a glue substance into some fractures in her spine. She has had this before, just last year. But Brenda fell taking some trash out and has been suffering for months now. She suffers from osteoporosis.
   Since I have mentioned this, may I asked all of you ladies out there to please take care of yourselves. Get some exercise, don't smoke, take some calcium. Brenda had a hysterectomy at age 25 and never took any hormone replacements. Plus she smoked. She was an active person, but no exercise routine. Such as weight bearing exercises.   She's a fragile person now.
   Wishing you sunshine. XO

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunshine ....

 Today the sun is shining and I am happy.  It's not too warm by any means but oh I am loving this sunshine.
 Had a doctor's appointment this morning.  It was at with my optometrist. He says my vision has not changed and I am doing well.  I just love this doctor. He is so funny. He remembers my mother. He said today, "wow, I just am amazed at your mother having eleven children." " No dish washer, no  cleaning ladies. " I just laughed out loud. I told him she didn't hire what she could raise. She had many dish washers, floor sweepers and baby sitters. .LOL. We older kids did it all.
  Going to town later and enjoy just being out in this wonderful sunshine.  Hope you are getting some rays also. XO

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday At Chapel....

 This is the chapel at the Sister's of St. Joseph Academy.  The grounds that are being sold , along with the buildings.
  This dove seemed at peace sitting on the statue of  Mary.
 This house is on the grounds, and people could stay there when visiting the academy or during functions there.
 This little grotto with a statue of Jesus with a lamb. Behind is a peaceful labyrinth.
 Another of the many statues on the grounds.
This is the Catholic church in town . The house next door is the home of the priest. Right across the street from the church is the grade school. It seems our Catholic members are not as plentiful as years before. I have no idea why. We still have the same families that were catholic when I was a kid, in our area. I am not catholic, but I pray that all these wonderful buildings and grounds come to good use  when sold.
   Today is a beautiful sunny day....I am loving it. It is not to be very warm, maybe 57 degrees. Hope your day is  full of love of family. XO

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Who Knew????

  I think owls are making a come back. I started noticing more last year. Even in jewelry.
 Many years ago, my daughter Kathy, had an owl collection. She liked them very much.
 You all know where I took these owl pictures, Horton's Fall Market. I actually like this wire cloche over this big owl. I have made some wire cloches out of chicken wire myself.
 Yes, I bought this little fellow from the Horton's Market. I have had him all over the house it seems. I would like to own a couple more. :):)
   I am still going through a peril trying to load and unload...then find my photos. I took many yesterday at the park. Came home and loaded them to my picture files. Three times, I tried this. All three times were a failure. I have no idea where they loaded , or if they did at all. Come on windows NINE....anything has to be better than this. I refuse to call those techs that overhauled this new computer....refuse . So I may have to save up and call the geeks from Best Buys. In the mean time, I go through the files I can access.
   It is cloudy and getting colder here. Yesterday was really a nice day. I would love a couple weeks of just beautiful pleasant weather, sunny skies, and warm temperatures.   Wishing all of you a great day.XO

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mid October.....

 Here's some scary little things to decorate your lawn.  I wish I had bought one of this cute witches.
 The first photo , the things are made of wood, these are made of metal. These would last longer.
  I usually just use real things, such as this small pumpkin and mums. I have yet to get my scarecrows  out. I am behind on so many things this fall.
These trees are at the academy grounds.  That is where the nursing home for the nuns and other Catholics used to be. My sister Jeanie worked there. They have closed the nursing home and transferred all the patients. Now the grounds and buildings are up for sale. It seems sad to me. I hope and pray something very good will be established there,  once it's sold. It would be a shame to destroy all the beautiful trees and the chapel.
 Can you believe October is half over ? I am wondering, did we have a September? Hope all of you are enjoying some great fall weather and foliage. XO

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Autumn.....

 I put a bit of fall d├ęcor on this side table. It's in the dining room, I have 3 star cut-out lids in the window sill. I thought I should have candy corn in the jar..but that would be too tempting. So I just threw in a floral sprig.
 This is a picture from our park. I love maple trees. You get so many colors on one tree.
  Ted and I will get our flu shots tomorrow morning , early. They were very busy at the CVS drugstore when we went. After we get our shots. Ted will have a blood work  to prepare  for his yearly check up coming soon.
   I will deal with a bill from the dye scan I got two months ago. The hospital charged my insurance for the dye scan , plus the part that I owed was sent to me. I called and informed them that the dye went into my arm...not my vein...so they adjusted the bill..I save 330 dollars, my part. Yes, they had billed it as a dye scan..but that is not what I got, no way , no how. Pays to do your own follow up.
  Hope your day is fun. XO