Monday, October 28, 2013

A busy fall



My son's wagon.  He is now 27.  He used to ride his teddy bear in the back of it in the little wagon that attaches.  Some good news regarding my son.  He had another ER trip.  Some things were noted about his heart.  He has started to take small walks everyday.  He is trying to eat healthier.  Remember he may be 27 but really functions like a teenager in most ways.  It's hard to be healthy when you are on food stamps.  His food stamps were reduced last month.  I think it is fine to reduce the amount to those that could work.  To reduce them on people that can't work and are disabled is different, I think.   Of course, we help him as much as we can. I thought I would pass on that good info about the walking.
 
 
 
 
A blurry shot of the back yard.  We haven't had a lot of color this year.  In some places there will beautiful trees and in others the trees look dry and staying rather green.  Since it has been cooler our feathered friends the buzzards are back.  Their roost has been growing in numbers and encroaching on the neighbors.  We aren't going to put up with it this year.  So look out birdies we aren't kidding. (In case you don't remember.......we have around 200 turkey buzzards that roost in our trees for 3/4 months a year.  We live on  a 1/2 acre.)
 
 I had a wedding to attend this week-end.  I wanted to make her gift using a mason jar.  She had them on her invitations.  So, I cut the jar and words from the invitations for the tag.  I filled the jar with "HUGS" hiding the gift (money) inside the jar.


This is what it looked like finished.  Oh and the doll......I have been babysitting non-stop.  Friday I had two hours off while Mabel went on a play date.  I went to the auction house because they were having another doll auction.  It was an online auction and in house as well.   Very few people were there in person.  It seems that the prices were so high.  Many of the dolls were going for $400 plus.  This was a Little Women Jo doll and it was only $30.  I think it was the only one that low the time I was there.  I wanted to see how much the Steiff animals went for but I couldn't stay that long.  It looked like later they went for very low prices.  They had a Steiff owl......sob.  Sorry, I got sidetracked......back to the mason jar gift.  I used material for the top of the jar and a ribbon around the jar to tie the tag on with.
 
 
 
 
This is just a shot of the church before the wedding started.  I have more pictures and the story to tell you all later.   
And here is Baby O.  She spent the night last night while her mama is training for a new job and working her old job.   Baby O is so active and into everything, can you tell? I also spent the night Saturday evening watching Doodle and her baby brothers.  We all slept in her parents bed.  They went to the OSU/Penn State game with their cousins.  The house was full of adults when we woke up.
Yes, I have been busy babysitting.....being a Nanny and a Grammy.  Schedules are crossing over and it is getting complicated.  Hoping that they all get set schedules so this will work out.

Other news:
It is cold here.  28 degrees this morning.  And guess what, we didn't get snow.  They had snow all around us but it skipped us.
Flag football and soccer is over for the season.  I didn't get to go to either game this week-end.  Grampy did this time.  At Doodle's soccer game there was a lot of drama.  Doodles friends from the coast came for the week-end.  One of the children fell on the playground next to the soccer field.  She ended up with a concussion.  One of Goose's coaches is a doctor and he went to help.  The squad was called as well.  So Goose's dad ended up coaching.  Grampy helped out with the kids.  I haven't had an update since the evening it happened.  Hoping that the little girl is doing okay.
I think I am going to take a little nap.  The baby slept well last night from 7:30 p.m. til 6:30 a.m.  BUT, Izzy the Yorkie got up four times last night.  I think she has a tummy upset.  Wonder what she ate while I was gone.
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of our owls from the swap.  I can't wait to post pictures.
Toodles and have a good week.

11 comments:

genie said...

The situation about your son’s food stamps makes me sosososo angry, It is just not right. Hope he is doing better. You are too busy GF…you need to slow down. The owls should be arriving before too much longer, Thank goodness I did my early in the game, Am plugging away on my hour glass quilt, Need to post pictures on Buttons, Take care. xoxoxo genie

Susie said...

Debby, Please take care of yourself. I with genie on this. Sorry to hear about your son. Pray his little walks helps with his heart. Thinking of you, blessings. xoxo,Susie

Julia said...

I'm glad that your son is taking some walks but wonder why his food stamps have been reduced. It seems unfair. I hope that he has someone to speak up for him.

You are way too busy like me. I even work after dark and until I go to bed. I check blogs because I don't want to forget everyone but it's getting harder. There never seems to be enough time to do everything and the list keeps growing.

Hugs,
JB

NanaDiana said...

Debby- I am so glad your boy is exercising and trying to get healthy. Sad about his heart at that age. I am sorry about the food stamp situation. There is so much abuse of it that it hurts some people that really need it. I think you need to take good care of yourself so that you don't get sick. You are doing too much (like I am). We are SUCH sucker, aren't we? lol

Hope you have a great week and I can't wait to see all your little owls! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Debby- I am so glad your boy is exercising and trying to get healthy. Sad about his heart at that age. I am sorry about the food stamp situation. There is so much abuse of it that it hurts some people that really need it. I think you need to take good care of yourself so that you don't get sick. You are doing too much (like I am). We are SUCH sucker, aren't we? lol

Hope you have a great week and I can't wait to see all your little owls! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Debby- I am so glad your boy is exercising and trying to get healthy. Sad about his heart at that age. I am sorry about the food stamp situation. There is so much abuse of it that it hurts some people that really need it. I think you need to take good care of yourself so that you don't get sick. You are doing too much (like I am). We are SUCH sucker, aren't we? lol

Hope you have a great week and I can't wait to see all your little owls! xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

I feel so bad about the food stamps, but his health makes me happy, we all need daily exercise.

You really have been busy, the Mason jar is so cute and such a lovely gift.

I love how you said you love being a nanny and grammy! You are a very special person to so many!

XO,
Jane

Laurie said...

you are the busiest person I know, I really like the mason jar gift, that is so unique! Never saw that done, love that, take care, what a beautiful baby!

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Debby, If I ever start to feel overwhelmed, I will think of all you are doing and remember what busy really is! Take care my friend! Love, Penny

vivian said...

Working for social services I have heard a lot of people complain about the food stamp cut backs.. the system is just so messed up.. I dont even know what to say other then that.
however, all that aside, Baby Q is sooo stinking cute!! and the mason jar was a good idea!
have fun with the kids!! and happy halloween!
xoxo
vivian

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm exhausted just reading about your busy busy schedule. I'm sorry to read about your son's situation. Take good care of yourself. It seems lots of people depend on your amazing grandma/nanny skills. Extra hugs!