Friday, August 19, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

Who ever started that saying.  I am ready for cooler days.  Gee Whiz this summer has been too hot.  I always dread summers.  But I think most everyone has the same complaint.  It's just too hot.  When the temps are almost 100 and the humidity is almost 100, it doesn't make me a happy camper.  No I don't camp.
This picture was taken at our Humane Society.  Kinds cute, I thought.  What was I doing there?  Not to get a dog but looking for one for my friend Doodle and looking for another friend's lost dog.
We just returned from a week trip to Colorado.  We went to take care of our Fisherboy and his sister while Mom started a new counseling job and a new school.  Our granddaughter was in Drama Camp for two weeks.  We got to see her in Lion King twice.  The weather was warm but without the humidity,  I could for the first time tell a big difference that plays.  Hubby went as well and that made it a lot better.
We have been home only a few days now.   Everything seems topsy turvy as it usually does on a return home.
This is an earlier picture.  This was a memorial for all Ohio soldiers that have lost their lives in the Gulf War til the present time.  It was a beautiful site but a heart breaking one as well.
You can't tell from this picture but my geraniums are huge.  I guess I know what to plant here in that big iron kettle.  I still have color in the flower beds.  Wondering if I will have mums too.
We didn't have rain for a really long time.  We have had tons lately.  I love every rain drop.  And the pond is really full.  I know the south is having floods and the west fires, I pray for everyone's safety.
I don't have a new picture of the baby.  She finally made it back to her birth weight and now weighs 6 lbs.  She was acutally just due this week.  They are having problems getting her on a formula that she can handle.  Yes, breast feeding would be an answer but trust me this is better for them right now.  They are doing well with her.  I would love to be able to spend some one on one time with her and do a photo shoot, but there will be time for that later.
I am not happy that I can't post from my I pad or I phone.  I do love having them if I could just figure how to transfer pictures.  I have some great pics to share but right now I can't.
Larry hasn't been at work for two weeks.  He went with the boss for a meeting but that's it.  He is having a bit of trouble adjusting but each day I think he enjoys more.
We went to K. Bug's tennis match last night.  She did really well.  She used to apologize every time she scored to the opposite team, hah. 
They have all started back to school this week.  We now have one in 1st, 2nd, 3 in 5th, one in 6th and another in 8th.
Other news, I have opened an etsy shop.  You can find me at Grammy Petals on Etsy.  I am slowly adding listings.  I had my first sale just a couple of days after I posted.  It says I have had the shop since 2010 and I have.  but never posted any listings.  A friend wanted me to sell on Ruby Lane.  Not sure I am ready for that.  She does really well and gets great prices for things.  I will try Etsy for awhile.  I still have my little retail space but it has been slow this summer. 
Well, that's it for now.  You can catch me on Instagram as well.  Debby Messner there, really original, I know.
Hugs and stay cool
Oh I forgot.  The clowns are coming this week-end for American Clown Academy.  Fun, Fun, Fun.
 


Thursday, July 28, 2016

The baby is here

Here she is Baby Jubilee Rosemary
She weighed five pounds and 2 ounces
Arriving almost 4 weeks early
 
I have taking lots of cute pictures but can't get them to download.  Grrrr.  She has done well since birth not needing any help.  She is going home today.  We got to hold her yesterday.  She was born on Tuesday morning.  I have worried and prayed for this baby to be healthy.  She is.  She is loved by us all.   
If you want to see more pics go to my Instagram or Facebook.  Both are under Debby Messner,
 
It has been awhile since I posted.  Not letting any grass grow under my feet, hah.  I have been busy helping out with my other grands. 
We managed a mini vacation to Branson Missouri.  Not knowing what to expect it was a different experience.  Too long of a drive and way too hot.  I didn't expect everything to be on one street.  SO many shows. We went to two great shows.  My hands got tired clapping.  So many more that we would have love to seen. 
At one show we were crammed into little seats.  A kinda chubby guy sat next to me.  He had his pop in the cup holder and it got tipped.  I wondered why my leg and back was so cold.  Yep, everywhere.  I was a little mad but he was having fun and he felt bad.  The next night the seats were much better and the show was really good.
I was watching over my grandson and granddaughter the other day.  When we came back home from the trip we were visited by some little field mice.  Well it was quite and ordeal catching them.  Hubby started a night that I stayed with the other granddaughters.  The traps snapped and one escaped and then was recaptured.  Meanwhile Piper shook like crazy and Hank barked liked crazy.  We got them all three, yuck.
Well back to my watching M. and M.   I was washing all the baby's clothes in Dreft. (oh that smells so good.  Did you know there are stages of Dreft.)  M and M wanted to play hide and seek.  M. opened the pantry door and started to go.  He looked round and said, "Are there any rats in here?"  Rats,are you kidding.  I said, "No but there were mice."  Hah, so he didn't hide there.  They played on my I pad mini and my phone taking lots of selfies.  Then they went in to the guest bedroom and jumped on the beds.  I don't think I will be hanging much in there.  Hubby asked why I would let them do that.  I asked him if he ever jumped on beds and he smiled and moved on.   We pulled out of the garage, Max says that the garage sticks.  I said "Yep, probably the dead mice.  Yuck.  So on the way home Mabel asked how old I was.  I told her 29 but she didn't buy that.  I told her my age.  She responded with, "My other grandma is a lot older but she doesn't look old."  She is super small and she doesn't look her age.  But I responded that her other grandmother died her hair, hah, or shame on me.  She was shocked.  Her brother told her she wasn't being nice.    Oh well, out of the mouths of grandmothers.  I am anxious to hear if they said anything to their parents.  Maybe they did because they didn't need me yesterday.  These two ask all kinds of questions and are quite outspoken.  I wonder where they get that.
Well I have had a perfect lazy day.  Getting used to Hubby being home more.  He wakes up with all this energy.  Not me.  He is still working two days a week.  We decided to sty in today.  We are getting a little rain.  Hardly any here all summer.  We are tired of the heat.  I know so many have so much more.  I don't complain about winter so I can complain about the heat.
Stay cool and have fun.
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

These girls.......

 K. Bug, Goose and Mabel.  We took them to see Pets Unleashed.  what fun we had.
Here are three of my granddaughters.  Soon there will be 5 granddaughters.  E. lives in Colorado and the new baby will be here on August 1.  I can't believe that it is soon to happen.  I think they are getting prepared.  I am excited but worried as well.  It is different this time for sure.  My son is very excited to be a dad but not sure he has any idea what all is going to change. 
I almost edited out the dish but left it in the picture to tell you a story.  Our cable keeps getting messed up and sticks on channels.  So I called support.  Must have been in India again.  Why can't we give these jobs to people in our country.  Moving on, it took awhile for him to get the cable fixed.  I had to reboot and wait and wait.  All of a sudden the guy I was talking to started blarring out in song in his language.  I thought , "What the heck."  Then  you could hear him talking to others in that same language.  I put the speaker phone on.  My husband looked at me and started laughing.   The guy would put me on hold and other times I think he was on hold.  He was really nice and he did fix the TV and offered entertainment as well.  I usually have no patience for these  kind of calls.
So why the dish.  We have cable and that dish needs to be pitched.  I guess they don't come back for them when new people move in and aren't using their services.
I am at a loss for words about al the things happening in our country right now.  I am praying that the Republican Convention is peaceful. That is a big concern of mine for multiple reasons.
Hugs to all.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Party time

Mr. Cozy is retiring. His last official day was Thursday.  I pulled off a surprise party for him that evening.  He had a good time even though he was a little mad at me in the beginning. Here are a few pictures.  I still have some on the ipad and the iphone and I still don't know how to transfer them.  One of our sons and his littles.
Isn't this a beautiful family. The girl in the middle I taught when she was 1 1/2.  Friends with her family ever since.  She is going to college this fall.  The one to her left is my K. T. Bug's age.  The one that spend the night last week-end, yep the one that got sick. 
Not a great picture but the couple are friends of ours since I met her when I worked the after school program.  She looks and acts so much like my Jo that left us five years ago.  My first day back from loosing her is the day I started working with my friend Caroline.  Yep, she was a God send.
We have baby deer everywhere.  This little one came out of our little woods.  So adorable when they are teeny tiny.
Hope you are enjoying this week-end.  We went downtown to the street fair and celebration.  In about an hour we ran into so many people.  First off the ones in the first picture.  It is my son's 20th class reunion.  Now had did that happen.  We got to see two of his classmates that we haven't seen since they were in my son's wedding. 
That's it for now.  I will post more if I can ever figure out how to do it.
Hugs

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sleep overs

I am still here.  This is a busy summer.  The above are cakes for the new baby due in August.  The toppers were mine and you have seen them before.  I thought and thought about what would work for cake toppers.  Since this was the only thing I could do, I chose these.  I thought they looked really cute.
We have had sleep overs all week long.  Not pictured were Laken and her brothers.  They are on my phone.  I got an smart phone at last.  Not the latest expensive type but just perfect for me.  But, I still don't know how to post from my phone or I pad.  The girls above are sitting in my new chair and a half.  I love it.  I can sit with the grands or both dogs or have two sweet girls sit in it together.
 
These are our overnighters for tonight.  My K-Bug on the right.  Her parents are out of town with Goose so we get her, yippee.  So funny that her two best friends are our best friends daughters.  You ask, "What are they doing?"  One of my Shirley Temple Facebook groups are doing a Flat Shirley.  Have you heard of Flat Stanley?  Well, it is where the Shirley travels to different states.  Whoever is the hostess takes pictures of taking Shirley places or what she does in your home.  Yes, I feel like I am in the first grade.  My grands think it is funny.
We just returned from Tumbleweeds and to see "Finding Dorie".  We went to the game room for a few minutes but left rather quickly.  The girls were getting looks from boys.  A girl came up and asked how old our granddaughters were.  When we said 12 she took off to tell her friends.  K. Bug's friend is only 12 and about 5'8".  Goodness, I am not ready for this stage at all.
So what else have I not told you.....hmmmmmm  I had a big day at the dentist.  Glad that is over.  I went to my rheumatologist for the follow up on the third blood test that was positive for a marker. But nothing came out positive and I am released.  That's a relief.  I haven't had any of the other issues.  My side and hip pain has left.  I am really thinking I had kidney stones even though the scan was negative.  It may have been too late for anything to show up.    So I am back to my old self. 
We finally got the boxes unloaded from the spare bedroom.  Good thing because of the sleepovers.  I was gifted beautiful quilts for the beds.  Hopefully I will be able to share those someday when I figure the posting pictures thing soon.
This coming week is my husband's last week and then he retires.  Well, he did say he would work a couple days a week.  I am so excited for him to for the first time ever not to be working 10 hour days.  I think wants he gets the great feeling of waking up when you want and not having to have your day dictated to you.  Well the dogs do dictate our days but that is different.
S0, I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  The heat is not my friend but I have plenty of things to do to avoid as much as possible. 
Be back sooner than this last time.
Toodles

Monday, June 6, 2016

No worries



It has been awhile since I have posted.  I spent a week being ill and another week trying to find out why.  But I am okay, no answers, just going to monitor if the symptoms return.  No matter how hard you try to be positive you still worry.  This time I think I worried more than I thought.  I slept for two days after the last test.  I didn't have an sedation or medication to make me sleepy. That is a lot of sleep for someone that has a hard time falling asleep.
I spent time reading posts but not always replying.  I had two dogs sitting on me most of the time.  We finally curbed the old recliner and got a new one.  It is a chair and a half (room for dogs and grands) and it is electric.  I am loving it. The dogs still try to claim my body for a dog bed but they are learning.
I should have taken this pictures earlier.  We didn't get any rain for three weeks but finally got some this week-end.  There was rain all around us.  Thank God not the flooding in other areas.  I hope all my Texas friends are okay.
It has been fun watching on the colors pop up in our flower bed.  I am so not a gardener and this is really fun.  Now you will see my empty wagon.  I can't find my fairy garden things.  My cute little house and camper and all the accessories are just missing.  I will go ahead with the new things I got and the plants before they die.  They will show up eventually.
I missed two sales that I look forward to (again) this week-end.  But Sunday I got a text from someone I met on a Facebook Shirley Temple group.  She asked if I was at the doll show in Columbus.  I said that I thought it was only on Saturday.  But it was yesterday too.  So I jumped in the shower and drove the 30 minutes to get there.  I only stayed an hour but made a couple purchases and saw not only the lady that texted me but some of my doll club members. 


Here is my new Shirley.  This is my first composition one.  I never bought one before because of the price.  This was one I could afford.  I like that she is a little one.  She does need a little TLC.  I love Skippy and Patsy dolls.  I also got a look alike Patsy type.  They are unmarked and usually older than the others.  I spotted her and just loved her eyes.  The lady that sold her and I both thought what good shape she was in for being from the 1920's.



Doesn't she have pretty eyes.  Well I learned one thing yesterday.  When you go to these shows you need to bring your own totes and packaging.  Because if you look at her left arm you will see that some of it is missing.  This poor doll made it all those years without an injury and in my hands for 30 minutes and look what happened.  The plastic grocery bag broke and she fell to the ground as I got into my car.  Another little figurine broke as well.  Thank good Shirley was on the top of the bag and she was okay.  I will fix her arm and get her a long sleeve dress.  She will stay with me.
Have you seen the video of the little girl that has an artificial leg, getting an American Girl doll that also has one.  I know these dolls are so overpriced and made in China but they are special dolls.  They will be the next collector items if they keep retiring ones and bring new ones back. 
Well, you all doll lovers so I will stop for now.
Here's to a better week for us all.
Hugs


Sunday, May 22, 2016

My little people

Our oldest granddaughter on the right with one of her best friends and her little cousin.  This was taken at the friend's big sister's graduation party yesterday.  I was her pre-school teacher when she was 1 1/2.  We have since been good friends with their family.  I love how my grandkids are friends with my friends.  Our granddaughter is older than her friend.  A little height difference.

 
Her is Mabel on the left.  She is growing up.  Her BBF is in the pink leggings.  Their mommy's and daddy's have been friends since middle school.  Now the little girl on the left is Goose's best friend.  That's Mabel's cousin.  Small world.  I am looking for a picture to post of  Goose.

The cutie second from the right is our oldest grandson.  The boy to his right is his BFF and brother to Mabel's BFF.

Here are my Colorado kids enjoying a weekend in Estes Park.
These were all from this week-end.  I will have to add Goose later.  We got a really cute picture of her and M. at the fourth grade music program.

I have to get an I phone  to make this easier.