Monday, October 29, 2012

Party Time

Had a triple birthday party Saturday night. My daughter's twins turned 30 and one of the wives turned 28.  my daughter made her famous homemade taco shells and we filled them with all kinds of goodies, along with eating chips and dips and pop.  Then came the desserts.  Pumpkin bars, chocolate cake and angel food cake so each one had their favorite dessert.  What a feast.  It was a lot of fun and all the little kids had a ball.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rainy Day

We are finally getting some much needed rain.   However, it was fog this morning.  Now it is just a heavy mist.  We need a good soaking rain.  I am sure we are probably down at least 15 inches yet.  Some places got quite a lot but we haven't.  It keeps going around us.  Our lawn looks terrible.  I just hope it comes back next Spring.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


After a beautiful wedding in the mountains of Colorado, my grandson and his new wife went on their Honeymoon.  They went to Jamaica and it was just beautiful there.  I think they chose a great place to go.  They took a lot of pictures.  The ocean water looks so blue and beautiful.  No wonder people go there for vacations.  It is such a beautiful place.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rochester Hospital

My brother is leaving this afternoon for Rochester.  He will be going through 2 days of physicals.  If he passes his physicals, then he will have a full knee replacement on Wednesday next week.  It will replace a bad one they put in 2 years ago.  I don't know how he has withstood the pain for that long.  However, the doctor that put the knee in kept saying it was ok according to the xrays and it was not ok.  He will feel so much better when he gets his new knee.

Friday, October 12, 2012


They are telling us we may expect severe thunderstorms tomorrow.  It sounds like it is going to really warm up.  It has been very chilly.  I suppose the extra warmth is going cause the problem.  It could go south of us though.  They are talking high winds, hail and lots of rain.  we are in bad drought and really need the rain bad.  It would be great if we could just get a good all day and night soaking rain.  We haven't had to mow all summer.  That is almost unheard of.  We don't really like snow but guess we will need to get plenty this Winter to make up for the lack of rain or have an awfully wet Fall or Spring.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


We are really in a state of drought here.  I believe our lawn has been mowed twice this year and that was earlier in the year.  The corn and beans grew so fast this Spring and then they matured too quickly and now the farmers are combining earlier than ever.  We have had a couple hard frost and sounds like more to come this week.  We had above normal temperatures one week and below normal the next.  It was a very hot summer and the air conditioners doing double duty.  I wonder if the Winter is going to be an extra cold and snowy one.  I think the almanac says it will be mild and normal here, whatever that means.  They say if you don't like the weather here where we live, just wait a day and it will change.  That is about right.