Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekend Update:

Friday Evening:
MacKensie came down for while.  We watched the movie Blended; very funny comedy.  It was nice to see Kensie and visit with her.
We had an Elrod Reunion at Belle.  There was a good turn .out and lots of good food.  Wish I could make pies as good as the aunts.
We came home and did some work around the house.  I mowed the yard and Dwayne played with his new toy.  Actually, he trimmed around all the trees and under and around the new fence we put in last year.  Luckily, I had some meatloaf left from the reunion so we had meatloaf sandwiches.
I was overly tired when I got up so I didn't make it to church.  I went back to bed and slept a couple hours.  Dwayne was power washing the house so I thought I'd help him out and spread mulch around the flower beds.  My oomph must have got up and left!  I can't do as much as I used to.
In the evening, we took my car into Rolla to get it detailed.  Ate at Maid-Rites and bought root beer floats to go visit Mom and Dad.  They love the floats.  Went home and watched TV.  Dad called around nine and Mom was sick.  I went up and stayed with them awhile.

Aren't you glad I'm back to blogging about my boring life?!?

I am so grateful for the time spent with family this weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Finally, I can get back to blogging!!  Our computer had a virus and was so slow I couldn't hardly do anything on it, let alone blog.  So I bought a cheap lap top today.
Today started out early as Dwayne had a colonoscopy done.  Ate a later breakfast at Steak n Shake but not so good.  Not all their help showed up today; we did get a $6.00 discount off our ticket for the inconvenience.
On the way home we drove down by Osage City as we've never been there before.  I wish now we would have drove farther down than we did so we could see where the Osage flows into the Missouri River.
Home ten minutes and Dwayne decided we were going to Rolla to get his "toys".  We went to Family Center and he bought a Stihl Trimmer and a Stihl Weed Eater.  I bought a $5.99 bird for my shelf.  The guy checking us out asked if that was all I was getting out of the deal.  Told him no, I get to write a check.  He said, looks like you're getting the bird-litteraly.  lol   Not to be out done, we then went to Wal-Mart to buy me a cheap lap top.  No where near as expensive as the Stihl toys!  Oh, well, Dwayne works hard and doesn't buy himself anything.
I've missed blogging and keeping up with friends.  Now I'm back!!!!!!!!  Scarey, isn't it?  lol 

Thursday, June 4, 2015


It's hard to imagine how fast the month of May went.  March and April were so consumed with helping out with Mom and Dad, I felt like I missed those months.  Deeply appreciate how much better they are doing.  I don't have to go up everyday like I used to.  (every other day-gives me some "me" time0

Mother's Day:
Mom orderd chicken and the rest of us brought side dishes.  My brother, Russ was here from Walnut Grove.  So nice to have all of us there and most of the nieces and nephews.

Doctor's Appointments:
Rolla (twice)
Mom is getting so much better.  She can now get up out of her chair and walk a little bit with a walker.  I need to be sure and speak to each person I see pushing a wheelchair.  It is alot of work putting the wheel chair in and out of the vehicle and getting Mom loaded up.  Russ met us at the Springfield appointment to help out.  It was so great not having all the responsibility.

Cash Time:
We still go to St. Elizabeth every Wednesday evening for a visit.  While there, Cash is totally a Grandpa's boy but when we keep him at our house, he tends to want to be with Grandma more.
Especially the night we kept him and he started running a temperature.  It was hands off to Grandpa, he only wanted Grandma.  We got in a lot of cuddle time.

Memorial Weekend:
Saturday I went to the Williams Reunion.  They are my Mom's side of the family and Williams was her maiden name.  Not as many people as I expected but it was nice seeing the ones there.
Saturday night was the fish fry at our lake in Vichy.  The kids have so much fun and it's just good old fashion playing; swinging on the rope swing, playing tag, bubbles, glow sticks and free time.  Not one tech game played and they survived.  lol
Sunday was the pig roast.  We continued to keep the tradition alive after my father-in-law passed away.  So miss all the original people and their families.  We just lost a dear friend, Buck Love this week.  Buck was quite a jokester.  You could find him singing 'John Brown' every year.  I was so happy to have a girl after the two boys.  I always dressed April cute in frilly clothes and a ribbon taped onto her non-existent hair.  We were at Emmett and Imogene Bullock's 50th Anniversary party and Buck called her a boy.  I was so aggravated.  She was all dressed in pink and a ribbon in her hair and he still called her a boy.  It took me a few minutes to realize he was joking.  Lots of great memories of years past on the pig roast.
Dwayne and the boys (men) put the hog on Saturday and cook til Sunday.  Very good tender meat.
Everyone brings in a covered dish and spend the afternoon visiting, playing games or just doing nothing.  Great times.

I am so blessed with my family and friends.