Saturday, August 20, 2016

School starts in next week........

So school starts on the 22nd and really I started work on the 19th since it was my first activity of this school year. I love driving bus. I'm not to fond of the 4:30 mornings but after a couple weeks it's not so terrible.

This past week I took my mama and daddy to the casino near Duluth. Mama had a blast and really she's the one that needed to go and enjoy. Daddy just goes with because he can't be alone any more. But enough of that for now, that will be another post one day when I'm able to put down in words the feelings that come with losing ones daddy. While at the casino my mom won enough money that it paid for the trip, our lunch and a bit in the back for another trip. 

We've been working on organizing that cleaning their house. They've lived in that house for almost 50 years and there is plenty to go though. This past week was closets and the attic. I have taken a few loads now to our donation center and have one more in my car for tomorrow. 

I am still beading and crafting. Not lots but every once in awhile I get to create something. Jim has been teaching me how to use his lathe. Tonight I made a brass fitting to hold the wick for the lantern. I hate plain prisms and since I love leaves I did a little bit of this. I also made a new necklace.

Mike is working in Aitkin and loves his job. His boss is awesome and  it makes life so much better when you love your job. Mike drops off his dog each morning so she can spend the day with Wilbur and I. And than comes home in the evening for dinner. I so love this. I am one very lucky mom that her son gets to work so close to home.

Thursday, August 4, 2016


What the hell happened? When did I lose my cooking and baking skills? I use to be able to whip up just about anything I set my mind to and have a decent meal. NOT TODAY!!!! The muffins are as flat as a pancake and tasteless.

Retry in bread instead....well it rose but taste wise, sorta flat like the pancakes. 

I made a chicken cold salad, it's not my best either. Hoping it gets better as it sits in the fridge. 

Since daycare has left I haven't been spending much time creating, well I am going to have to change that because I love working in my kitchen. I love feeding good things to everyone. The muffins, they are set out for the birds....wonder if they'll eat them. The bread, well we'll use honey butter on it or something. The cold salad, it's'll slide down no matter what but my taste buds won't be happy. 


Blessings my friends.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Train from Duluth to Two Harbors and the zoo....

While still able, I am taking my parents places and doing things to keep them busy and their minds working. I know that whatever we do day to day my dad doesn't remember but we live in the moment and not worry about that. Mama had a stroke 6 months ago and her memories of the past year has escaped her and lots of our day to day things get forgotten in the process so again we just live for the moments and if they stick that's awesome, if not....well we had fun at the time.

I took mama and daddy on a train ride this past week and also to daddy's favorite place, the Rose Garden in Duluth. 

 We also went to the zoo. We have just a small safari zoo but it's an awesome place to go. And daddy loves, LOVES!!!!, the deer.

Our lives have changed more than I could of ever imagined. I have an wonderful support system here at home and my friends have really stuck with me on those days that .... well are almost impossible. 

Praying that all of you are having an awesome and blessed week. Mine is filled with love and adventures, trials and tribulations but it will be a great week. 

Blessings my friends!