Monday, September 1, 2014


Today is Labor Day and thus summer is over. We have had a horrible summer. I just want it to be over. The first week in May Dennis left leg hurt. So he went to the doctor. Maybe gout or this or that if it doesn't get better come back. One week later he was back o crutches.. Cat scan, MRI, tons of blood tests. biopsy, A big lump is growing on his left leg. It hurts so bad he can't walk any longer. I have him in a wheel chair now. I have an appointment with Kaisers best cancer doctor on May 20th. He looks at it and decides to operate on it that afternoon. Just a huge infections not cancer as they thought. The doctor comes out of the surgery and tells us he is going to loose his leg, it was so bad. He will give his two days to get use to it. Two days later he goes back into surgery . The doctor came out I 1/2 hours later doing a happy dance they can save the leg. I am not posting pictures of the wounds, they are bad and deep all the way to the bone. Miracle number one he has two legs. Two days later he sends him home for me to take care of. He has a woundvac of his leg and a pick line in his arm. Home hospital nurses come every other day to change the dressing and help me, I give him shots everyday in the pickline. plus everything else. He can now use a walker from the bed to the bathroom. I never bargained for this when I married him 40 years ago. While he in the bathroom I am changing the sheets as he is in bed all the time. By the end of June we have the wounds on wet dry dressing I need to do this twice a day. I don't want to be a nurse. The family reunion for us and the four kids was planned for the 25th of June. It was canceled. By the first of July, the PHT has him walking Shock. The doctor thought he may have a stiff leg the rest of his life. Miracle number two. T he 25th of July I decide to go to my niece's daughters wedding. I fly to Salt Lake on Thursday. By time I get there I know I have an infected tooth and a puffy check. It's 24th of July weekend so no dentist will see me. I come home on Saturday with Melissa. Monday morning to my dentist and have oral surgery on a lump and a tooth removed. Can't eat for a week. We were going to take a road trip with the Snow's the middle of August. He had been dizzy for a few days so back to the doctor. Well Doctor Ha calls at 11 pm to tell him his blood is so low he wants him in the hospital the next morning for a blood transfusion. So to the hospital we go the next morning. Snow's happen to call while he is there and I tell them we can no longer go on the road trip. So now I need to feed him lots of food with iron in it. Then this last week my little yorkie was outside and either a barn owl or a coyote jumped the fence and killed him . I don't think I can take any more this summer Fall has to be better.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Back again

My computer has been down for almost two months.; It has been up and then down for almost;four months. The geeks at best buy hid when they see me coming. But they were always nice to me and helped me anyways.; I think they have it fixed now. I hope so/
How did we live without computers and all these little things likes iphone, smart phone, notebooks, kindle ,x box, DS, kitchen gadgets, microwaves, just to name a few.. I was thinking back when I was little and what we had compared to my grandkids have today.
We didn't have running water in the house until I was five.
No telephone either. I was almost 15 when we got a telephone and then it was a party line. Party lines are fun, listening to everyone on your line. No car on week days. At age 14 I learned to drive the jeep. Then my brother and I could haul water to the sheep ONLY. I couldn't see over the steering wheel either, so I looked through it.
No TV either. There was only 3 channels.

Life was so much simpler then. We still had lots of fun we played out doors more. In the evening after supper we played Run Sheepy Run instead of watching TV. We created our own games. Played cards and board games.
We went to Library on Wednesday night to check out books instead of down loading them on our kindle.

Glad I am back.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Garden 2013

We have enjoyed the tomatoes from the garden this year.  Every lunch you will find some sliced tomatoes on the table.  I have been eating homemade tomato soup too. yumm.   Then the tomatoes we couldn't use I  have bottled.  Not a tomato has went to waste. 
 I may have some trouble harvesting this squash when it ripens.

We have eaten lots of fresh vegetables this summer.  Dennis is getting tired of zucchinis.  I hope we can still pick  fresh tomatoes for about a  month or more longer.

Monday, August 5, 2013

One Happy Grandma

Tim and Aleca brought the kids and came down for a short visit. We had so much fun this grandma forgot to take picture .  We spent one day at Snow's swimming the only day I took pictures.
The next day, they all went to the beach.  Grandma stayed home. This grandma can't take the sun that long. 
 The Snow's met us at Castle Park the next day for a day of rides and fun. Then the Snow's kids came home with us, to have  a big sleep over at grandma house.
The last day we just hung out at grandma's. Doing what they wanted.  With a lego building contest.   

 photo finish
 All eight of Melissa's and Tim's families. Oh no Lily is missing.
 Lily is added but not too happy about it.  They are all sitting by age. Breckyn 13 , Zoey 12, Willow 12, Rugby 10, Poppy 9, Emerson 8, Phoenix 8, and Lily 5.
 They winners of the Lego building contest.  Man did their personality pop out.  Lily and I were the judges.  From Phoenix who doesn't like building lego and found things already build.  To the hard core builders to Poppy who loves to tinder. Can you pick them out?
Grandma had a wonder time with eight of our 10 grandkids.  We got to know them better.   Thanks for coming.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Catch up on Quilting

 Willow got her 12th birthday quilt.  I think it turned out quite cute.  She loved it too.
 I saw a quilt with jars with insects in Utah about 2 years ago. It all started from there. I started collecting fabric.  One of my friends gave me a pattern.  Sewing and cutting and a quilt started forming.  Then some of the jars tipped over and butterflies and etc. got loose.    A real fun quilt to make.  I think Lily will get this one because she always wants a jar for bugs.  She wants grandpa to help her catch them.
There was an warning on the back of the pattern.  This may be additive.  It is.  See this little table top runner I making for Halloween.   I have fruit fabric that I have been collecting for canning jar quilt and candy for a Christmas runner. 

90th Birthday

Dennis mother turn 90 the 13th of July. 
We had a party for her. 
She has 82 descendants in 90 years.  How is that.
We had about 60-70 family members show up to help her celebrate.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mexico Again

We were in Mexico last week.  It was a work week. We painted and played.
The sun came up every morning.  This was the best of the sunrises.
 The little white chest of drawers is now blue.  This chest has been with our family since 1977, and it was old then.
 New electrical plug covers.  They all have different pictures on them.
 New handles on all the cupboards and chest of drawers
 The Grunion ran and Jake had a ball chasing them.  He was so sandy and wet.  I needed to hose him off to let him in the house.
 I made flowers out of shells for my  garden
 Can you find the angle.
 We went to breakfast down at Santa Maria with our neighbors Chuck and Janice.  We went on the beach, in their barney.  The food was good and it a fun getting to know some of the other couples, that live in here , 6 months out of the year.
We are going back Tuesday.  Yes, it is safe where we go.  No, drug cartel in the area fighting for their turf..  All the homes around us are American.