Can you believe it's October already?! Now is the time to get out all the Halloween decorations to add to the fall things! From now till Christmas I will be on a decorating frenzy! Yippee!
The hurricane missed us! Yea! We got lots of rain but no wind at all. I guess it went east to Nova Scotia but haven't heard how hard they got hit. We were ready though with things tied down, awnings rolled up and windows nailed shut in the barn. I was surprised when I got up that morning and there wasn't even a leaf or branch on the ground. Thankful!
Mom's surgery went well. She will be moved from the hospital Thursday to a rehab facility via ambulance as she is not able to get in and out of a car yet. As of yesterday they had not gotten her out of bed but may have done that after I came home. The nursing staff has been wonderful and is taking really good care of her. The first morning after surgery was a bit rough coming off the mor#phine but since then she has been in her right mind and doing well.
This is not a surgery for the faint of heart. This is more then what I had expected and will have a fairly long recuperation period. Our goal is for her to be able to move around pain free and from all accounts this will be the outcome. Thank you for all your prayers for her during this time, it helps! We have tried to stagger our visits so that she isn't alone much but yesterday she had so much company they put a sign on her door saying that she couldn't have any more. She was tired and needed to rest. I will head up this morning after 10 as they don't like people to come in earlier as they are doing baths and such. Again, thank you for thinking of her and for the prayers!
Yesterday when I came home one of our neighbors two boxer dogs were in the pasture sniffing around our horses. These dogs are huge and very aggressive. The owners have been fined for letting them run loose and had been doing better keeping them in but this is the second time in two weeks that I have had to chase them off my property. This time one of them charged me and I grabbed the barn broom for protection. I love dogs but I think they have their place and it isn't in my pasture bothering my horses. :o(
I called the owners to come help me and the husband came over and caught them. He apologized profusely and said that with their young son they really didn't have time for the dogs and were thinking about giving the big male away and just keeping the smaller female. I told him that the male had charged me and that I was concerned that this might happen to one of my grandchildren if they were in my yard playing which is very often the case. He agreed so we will see what happens. They are beautiful dogs but are mostly kept in the basement and never, ever walked, in the two years they have lived here I have never seen them out with the dogs. Sad.
I forgot to dvr Dancing With The Stars last night so don't know who got the boot. You have to give Cloris Leachman the tip of the old fedora for getting out there at 82 years old and doing some of the moves that she is doing! I can't imagine that she didn't get booted last night though. Wasn't she on the Mary Tyler Moore Show years ago?
Well Funsize just drove in to do chores. She has a business trip for a few days this week so one of my other nieces Stinky Sox will fill in helping me with the barn. It's getting to be almost time for the boys to go back to the stable. I dread it more every year as I miss them so much when they aren't here. They will go back before we go to Florida on October 18th, probably the 17th. T hates it when they aren't here too. She's my chip off the ole' block. She and D came over last evening with Son carrying Noodles who had gone over to their house for a visit. He loves the kids and sneaks over every so often.
You know, I think I have a pretty good sense of humor but sometimes I just don't see the humor in certain things. I took a lot of pictures when we went pumpkin picking a couple weeks ago and I made up a slide show with some of the pictures. My computer teacher guy was here last week giving me a lesson and I showed him the slide show. Well the last picture is one of two scarecrows that were set up for photo ops. I didn't even notice till I was sitting here with Steve that a carrot had been placed strategically on one of the scarecrows......use your imagination........ahem.. Now I can't believe the owners did this as this is a child friendly place to visit, my guess is that someone thought it was funny to make the scarecrow anatomically correct if you get my drift. If my computer guy noticed he was very gracious not to let on and believe me after he left I cropped that photo to a respectable version! Good grief!
Thank you all for making me feel better about the stinky petrified potato in my cupboard under my sink!! lol! Some of you had some other stinky situations besides potatoes! The dead mouse in the wall was a good one and just cracked me up when you wrote that you 'just have to ride that one out'! One of you thought it was a toad, that was a good one too!!
Guess that's it for today. Will try to get around to visit everyone today, have gotten behind this week with all that's been going on here with Mom. Hope you all are having a wonderful week!!!