Monday again – It is a beautiful HOT day

I believe most of you can say that. It has been pretty much HOT everywhere. I feel so bad for those who have had so much rain it is flooding their homes and in some cases washing them away! Fire, Floods, Tornado’s, Lightening are causing havoc on a lot of places. I am sorry for anyone who has been through any of these disasters.

Once again = on my blog going away……. I have not renewed my Premium account so I am not sure what will happen when August 19th comes and goes. Sandyisms… is under the name right now but when my membership is up I am not sure what name it will go to or if it will disappear.

If you use WordPress and have gone through this would you let me know please? 

My prayers and heart go out to the families of the Service men that were killed this weekend also. We all need to be on guard all the time for these Muslin’s who are in our Country to destroy us. It is going to get worse I am afraid. I would love to go on a rant but that is not what my blog is about so I will keep it to that. Pray people pray.

Now to my weekend story – we have taken our two dogs on two trips to KC from Wichita and they traveled very well. This weekend we went to MO to my two Aunts homes. My Aunt B had rotater-cuff surgery and was wearing the black harness one has to wear. Our dog Nicky did not like that at all. She would not go to Aunt B and would bark at her when she came near her. I felt so bad. Having not seen my Aunt P, B and Uncle D Nicky was very on guard all weekend. She did not like any of them.   Buster on the other hand just went with it. He thought they were all fine. Nicky is a very timid dog where Buster is 9 pounds of German Shepherd spirit!

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This is my Aunts picking blueberries to make pies. You can see the brace on Aunt B’s arm.

Picking Blueberries

Remember when I told you we were going to start training them to Kennel again. Hey, they are pro’s at it now. Nicky even went in when she was uncomfortable around the family. It was her safety zone. I felt bad for her and them. I guess she won’t be going back to Springfield for awhile.

Okay, I wanted to show you my backyard flowers:


Replaced Dad's mums

Lemon Grass

The bottom one is Lemon Grass – it is suppose to keep bugs off you, but not sure if it helps. I planted 3 big pots of it. It is pretty though. The flowers around the tree are the ones I replaced my dad’s mum’s with. The mum’s were getting too large and woody, so I pulled them all out. They lasted for five years and were beautiful every fall but it is nice to have color all Spring through Fall now. I can always buy the same color mum’s as his for the Fall.

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Tornado shelter

My son sent me this from Shawnee KS right outside his hangar where he works. In the mean time they had his wife in the storm shelter with everyone at her work (she is on the far right). Like they say what happens when they say there is a tornado in Kansas? Everyone runs out with their camera’s! Yep, about right.

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Peace everyone until next time!

Monday – again

I guess I really don’t have to worry too much about Monday. Being retired has it’s perks!

I had an 11:00 AM appointment with my chiropractor this morning (another fall story). I called mom (about 10) and told her I would be over after I finished; about 11:30 or 12. She was going to Wal-mart to put her prescription in. I got to Dr. Wheeler’s office early and got in and out in no time. I got to mom’s about 11:00. Mom was standing by her car…… in the heat —- what?

When I got out she explained she had opened the passenger side and set her purse in it and her car keys, locked the door and went around to the drivers side. Her door was locked – with the car keys and house keys in the car. No her phone wasn’t in there it was by where she sits because she never takes it with her…. not that it would have done any good in the car. She gets so upset with herself when she does that. I ask where her key was she put outside. She can’t remember where she put it.

She had ask a neighbor to call a Locksmith. The neighbor came over just as I drove up – so here she had been in the heat for about and hour – at age 86. I got her into her house and a/c and we waited for the Locksmith. He came pretty quickly and was able to unlock her car. I am so glad I had gone to the doctor early, no human or pet should be in this heat for an hour!  We proceeded to get something to eat and she was fine.

We took a trip to Kansas City (really Shawnee) for the Forth of July; my hubby, daughter, me and our two fur babies. They are really traveling well. Casey and Jeremy invited us and we all had a great time. Casey started a fire in the fire-pit the first night to make s’mores. Let’s just say we are glad the tree above it did not ignite. (She is one brave gal; she moved all the wood out of the pit to make sure their Garden Snake was not in the bottom. I would have said burn baby burn!)  The wood burnt pretty fast so it was all good. I had my first s’more and it was really good!

On Saturday we went to IKEA and had Swedish meatballs for lunch (they are freckin’ good!) and introduced my daughter to the wonders of IKEA. To say the least I am glad we hadn’t driven a U-Haul she may have filled it up! ha Kidding. Then that evening we went to the parking lot of Casey’s work and watched fireworks. Jeremy made hamburger and brats that evening and Casey made wonderful Strawberry/Jello/dessert with a pretzel crust. It was to die for. We had a wonderful weekend of visiting. This was the first time our daughter had seen their place.

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