Monday, October 29, 2012

Another Day

 I was so thrilled to see our daughter Chrissy and her three kiddos on Sunday.  They made a quick dash over.  From the left, Jadeyn is 15, Nikki is almost 19 and goes to school in Sacramento, CA.  She is so tiny.  Skylor is 16 and one handsome dude. 
Our little cowboy.  He will need to grow into it all though.  I want another picture with the same stuff but I needed to put a different lens on.  He is such a sweet baby.

Yesterday I caught Sage and she really hurt my feelings.  She was naughty and did not want to do anything I wanted her to do.  It was disappointed in her.  I am glad I had not intended to ride her.  She was stinky to catch too.  When I get back from Seattle next week she is going to come in to the stall at night and I will handle her a lot more.  Its as much my fault as hers I guess.  I have not done too much with her.

I am leaving in the morning for Nikki's.  On Thursday down to Seattle for the Washington State Horsemen convention.  Sunday back to Nikki's and Tuesday home again.  I may get time to write something but who knows, I might not either. 


Friday, October 26, 2012



The only living of the three that I started out with.  She is a holy terror.  Bites, attacks and harasses the dogs.  She is really cute though and when she is done terrorizing everyone she can, she likes to cuddle.  She is litter box trained.  She is going to get spade and declawed as soon as she is old enough.  After all we did to keep her alive, she is going to just be an indoor cat even if we said no more house kitties. 

We had a good time last night at our Mustang and Burro Club Meeting and shower for Katie.  We ate good and changed our Christmas Party from Saturday the 15th. of December to Friday the 14th. due to circumstances over which I have no control over.  It will be fun though.

It was so great to have Andrea with us last night.  She has missed several meetings.  Welcome back friend.

After I bragged to Andrea last night that Sage was easy to catch, of course today she ran away from me.  It was pouring down rain so I let her get away with it but if I can get out without a rain cloud hanging over us,  I will catch her and work with her a little.  This is a hard time of the year without an indoor arena.  I say that every year.  The daughter of a good friend has been going to come and ride but it has rained and the wind has blown every day she has off from work.  Sorry Kailee. 

Nothing much else going on.  Bob got a deer today - the last day of regular hunting season (I think).  He gets pumped about getting one but really I don't care.  I don't care too much for venison.  I like it made into burger but not any other very much.

So hope your week was good.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Justin is Home

Justin came home this evening.  He is fine and dandy after some scary times yesterday.  He is nursing great and that is a relief for Katie.  Don't know if she thought she could.  Any way he is eating good and will be chubby before long.

Rain and wind kept me from the horses today.  So instead I cleaned house.  Did some cleaning in the "craft and storage" room.  I want to be able to put my sewing machine in there and sew and stuff.

Worked a little on my quilting today but not as much as I would have liked.  For one thing I washed all the living room windows and the woodwork around them.  I was horrified when I realized how dirty they were.  There will soon be doggy nose prints on them again.

The weather forecast was for some snow in the rain.  That is a dirty word.  Last week it was 70.  I am not ready. 


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Justin Arrived

Justin Christopher Ray Collins
October 17th. 6:18 PM
8#2oz-21" long

Mama did well and Dad is proud as a peacock.

On top of that sweet boy being born yesterday, our l5 year old grandson Ryan had his appendix removed during the night of l0-16.  It did not rupture but was border line.  He was a sick boy yesterday, running high fevers and passing out when they got him up.  He was good today though and  he got to go home about 1:30 this afternoon.  It was a good thing both Ryan and Katie were at the same hospital.  On 4 and 2.  Up and down in the elevator.

So that has been keeping me busy.  No time for horses but hook or crook I will this weekend.  I am missing them a lot. 

I am anxious for Justin to come home tomorrow.  Then I can see him whenever I want to walk next door. 


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Our Anniversary Day

 The start of our day.  Katie came over and had her take the picture.
We started up a road that looked like it was just a road and it went up the side, around, farther up, narrower and then down, plus we had to drive through a couple of shallow streams.  It was absolutely stunning.  The trees and the views.  It was really a fun day.  I took a lot of pictures but since Blogger got changed I can only get two pictures to load.    It came out on a road I had never been on but it took us back to I90.  We went to dinner in a Mexican Rest. we had not been to before.  It was good when we got to the real food.  The salsa they brought with the tortilla chips was so hot it made me gasp.  I ask for something not so hot and what they brought me was like weak bean soup and I didn't like it at all.  My dinner was good though.  I have part of it to eat for lunch tomorrow.

Today  I had to go to Ellensburg to a meeting.  It was a good meeting.  We got a lot accomplished in 3 or so hours.  Convention is in about 3 weeks and I always enjoy that. 

Bob took Chrissy and Wendy's things to their new apartment in Everett.  Bob said it was a lovely place.  I hope that they are happy with their move.  Chrissy is going to be looking for work and Wendy has an excellent job in Seattle.  That is why they moved.  Now both my girls are over there.  That makes me sad but what is most important is that they are happy.

Gave my kitten her second shot only it wasn't a shot but inter nasal.  She did not like it too much.  She tolerated the shot more than this but I could not find it in an injection.  Her name is Gabby because she is. 

So that's my days.  Life is good.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

 October 12, l957
We were so young.
 A couple of years ago.  We look about the same except my hair is more short.  Once we were young, now we are old.  Well, we don't feel so old but we are.
One side of my pillow.  The other side picture would not load for some reason.  It is all hand made, not one machine stitch at all.  It does not show the quilting  on the white frame.  I am quite proud of myself actually.

Did not do a lot today.  Lazy,?  I don't know. 

Tomorrow Bob and I are running away, not knowing just where but together for the day.  55 years is something to celebrate.  I wanted to go away somewhere for a few days but with Katie due any time we really could not ask her to take care of things.  We will do it at some point.

I have a meeting on Saturday in Ellensburg and Bob is going to take the trailer full of Chrissy and Wendy's stuff to them.  They found an apartment in Everett.  I would like to see them and Nikki and her family but I will be going over at the end of the month.  I will see them all then.

My poor mustangs are doing well.  Just have not gone out and played with them.  I know Sage thinks I have deserted her.  The only one I really have done anything with is Rosie. 

Just watched the Vice Presidential debate.  I know who they say won but I don't know.  I just will be glad when its all over.  I hate the ugly ads of all the candidates including state candidates.  I was raised with the premise if you can't say something good, don't say anything at all.  I guess that does not pertain to politics.

My computer is partially working. Cameron came and of course it worked fine for him.  Still have some problems like pictures not posting and having to try 2 or 3 times to get Face Book to open. 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Indian Summer Sunset

I don't know if it is me or the computer.  Am having trouble loading pictures and I can rarely get on Facebook (lea myers williams) and I was doing a photo challenge and can't even catch up where I left off.  Cameron hasn't come over.  Guess I will have to go lead him by the ear.  He lives next door.

This was the sunset a few nights ago.  This time of year especially we have stunning sunsets. 

I am so irritated with Katie's doctor who has been telling her for a month her baby would come early.  He hasn't.  She is frustrated because like all first time mom's she believes everything the doctor has told her.    We walk a mile every day.  It is good for both of us.  11 days to her actual due date and she could go 2 weeks past that. 

I finished my first quilting project.  A pillow.  I will try to remember to post pictures tomorrow.  I am so excited.  It is all done by hand.  Not a machine stitch anywhere.  I am so proud of myself.  Today I started cutting squares for a smallish quilt.    You can teach an old dog new tricks.  LOL

I also got my banty chickens.  I am going to put some of the roosters on Craigs list though.  There were 5 roosters and 7 little hens.  They are so little full grown. 

I had my hair permed yesterday.  Love it.  Now I can let it grow out some and it won't drive me nutty.

Time to get dinner on - turkey salad, garlic bread and apple cobbler.  The salad is made, just have to cut up some of the turkey.  The cobbler is still in the oven but should be about done.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Isn't this pretty.  Loved it.  Had a couple of other pictures but my computer is being weird and it would only load this one.  I tried to load my pictures for a photo challenge on Facebook and I can't even get FB to open, let alone put the pictures on.   OH Cameron, I need you.  I will talk to him in the morning.  Darn it all anyway. 

Marilyn was coming today to work with her horses and Sage but she had company and didn't come.  I was disappointed but maybe tomorrow I will do it myself.  Not her horses but Sage.

I am going out to visit with Vicki in the morning to help me with my quilting venture.  It is fun. 

A wonderful service at church this morning.  Our guest speaker was Ken Gaub.  He is so funny and then hits you with his message.  Enjoy him so much.  It was good to be there.  A good hug from my precious friend Lisa was just what I needed.

Have a great Monday.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Katie and Rosie

When Katie got off Rosie she gave her an apple fresh off the tree.  She ate it then licked her lips so she would get all the yummy  juice.
 Katie was determined to ride one more time before the baby comes so she got on Rosie and rode bareback
She had a hard time getting on.  Even as tall as she is and as short as Rosie is, Nine months pregnant makes getting on a challenge. 

Today I went to the quilt auction.  Will have to post pictures tomorrow.  The high selling quilt went for $5,500.00.  I want those people to adopt me.  It was lovely hand done, the entire thing.  It was a great day especially spending it with Nikki and her friend Rita.  And Rita's family. 

Hope your Sunday is great.


I don't know if the top picture of Rosie is going to come or not.  It disappeared on my screen.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Indian Summer

This is what I hung on my dining room windows instead of curtains.  Bob got them out of a junk pile - there are four of them so both end windows have them.  I am going to get chain and that will lower them a little.  I think they are lovely.  Bob doesn't but he told me to do it anyway and I did.

Cool nights and nice warm days make a wonderful Indian Summer.  We could sure use a little rain though.

Thanks for all you encouraging words when I was so down in the dumps.  The girls left for Everett today.  It was difficult for all of us but its a good move for them, and I know that.  Just won't have them close.

Have a cute picture I will post tomorrow.  Katie rode Rosie today bareback.  Cute, and we both giggled.

I had other pictures I was going to post but Blogger would not let me.  Doggone it anyway.

Tomorrow I am going to a quilt auction at a Mennonite Church down between Ritzville and Moses Lake.  Won't buy but will be fun looking.  I am meeting Nikki and her good friend Rita there. 


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I am a failure

I am an utter flop at being a kitty foster mother.  We lost the little grey kitten today.  Chrissy was holding him and had held him for a bit and was acting sick and he died in her hands.  I feel so sad.  The black one - Baxter - is lively and eating well. 

We went down to Harrison to visit with our friends and to go with our friends Marilyn and Dave as they delivered a horse.  Ziggy had to go to a good home or she couldn't have let him go.  Joyce and Angelo will give him a wonderful home.

I have been teary all day, for the kitty and thinking about telling Chrissy good by Friday morning.  My boys will be in Spokane but they don't pay too much attention to us.  You don't want to hear about my tearful thoughts.  If Katie didn't live next door I don't know what I would do.

Probably should not even send this but I will.  Not a happy day.  Enjoyed our friends but it was hard to put a smile on my face.