Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pretty Quiet Couple of Days

After being on the go with doctors' appointments, track meets, graudation and Confirmation, the past two days have been pretty quiet.  Monday and today John left early in the morning to work with Matt remodeling a bathroom.  I have taken advantage of the quiet house to do some cleaning and reorganizing a couple of closets.  We had frost last night and it's in the forecast again tonight, so John has been covering his tomato plants and bringing in the hanging baskets.  Hopefully this will be the last of the freezing temps.  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rain, Golf, Confirmation

Rain was in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, so John and I decided to take advantage of the break in the weather and headed into town for a round of golf.  That was the extent of our outside activities for the day and we pretty much hung out around the house the remainder of the afternoon and evening.

Today was Confirmation Sunday and Rachel, along with four others, was confirmed during the morning service. Following the service several of the families put on a meal in honor of their children.  Sara's family and John's sister came from out of town to help celebrate this milestone with Rachel.

As we left church, the skies began to clear, so we decided to head into town and play a round since John will be working with Matt a day or two this week.  We were just finishing the 7th hole when we got caught in a quick shower.  The sun was shining, but a heavy rain cloud was right over us.  At least it was a warm afternoon and we dried out fairly fast.

Sara took her state boards yesterday and passed with flying colors with a score of 94.  Now she is completely done with schooling and studying and will start her new job next week.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Rain and Busy Days

Thursday was another cool, rainy day.  John and I just hung out around the house in the morning taking care of a few household chores.  Following a quick lunch, we headed south to Detroit Lakes for Sara's graduation from the two year Radiology course she took at the Minnesota Technical College.  The class had a total of 15 students and they attended classes and clinicals for two straight years with only a few breaks for holidays, etc.  Sara was the top student in the class and received a special award along with getting "pinned".  She is taking her state boards tomorrow and then will start work at the Centers for Pain Management where I was treated earlier this week.  Following the ceremoney, Sara's dad treated 13 of us to a delicious dinner at one of the many lakeside dinning places in the area.  Needless to say we are all very proud of Sara and all her hard work over the past two years.

Today stated off with heavy fog and misty rain which left us wondering if the two track meets for today would be canceled; however, the skies cleared in the late afternoon and we had beautiful weather for the meets. The varsity meet had been canceled earlier in the week and moved to today where a jr. high meet was already on the calendar.  We had to decide which one to attend.  The junior high meet won out as this was their final one of the season.  Sara went to the varsity meet as she would be staying overnight in the Fargo area to get to the testing site on time.  Sam won the 100 yard dash and came in second in the open 200 and 400.  At the junior high meet, all of JD's boys broke the six minute mark in the mile, Jenni won the high jump and did well in the open 200 and 400. Rachel and Josh also did well in their races.  JD has had a very successful first year as a track coach.

Rachel striding down the home stretch in the mile

 Jenni heading for finish line in open 400

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

All Day Rain Again

As the title says, we had an all day rain again and that means the only time we left the house was this morning for my appointment at the Centers for Pain Management.  I had to be at the center by 8:15 a.m. and since I was having a light anesthesia, I couldn't eat anything this morning.  The entire procedure took about an hour and then they sent me home with instructions to rest the remainder of the day--not too hard to do with it raining.  We made a  stop at McDonald's for a late breakfast and from there went to Wal Mart for a few items we missed the other day. When we returned home I followed the doctor's instructions to the letter and just vegged out all day--John did the same even though his only job this morning was morale support.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rainy, Cool Days

Monday it rained all day.  We were suppose to go to a track meet, but Matt called and told us it was canceled.  Since it's so late in the school year, I doubt that it will be made up.  John and I left the house at 7:15 a.m. as I had an 8 a.m. appointment at the new Centers for Pain Management in Bemidji.  The x-rays I had last Thursday showed arthritis in my hip joints that involves the sciatic nerve so I was referred to the pain center and my original doctor.  He scheduled me for a procedure first thing tomorrow morning and said we'll see how the pain levels are afterward.  If not better, we'll go back to the nerve denervation. 

Today the rains finally moved out and some sun showed up late in the afternoon.  John and Matt worked all day and got the shed finished up.  I kept busy with laundry and ebay sales.  The weather doesn't look too good the remainder of the week--cooler temps and rain.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers who read my blog.  Hope you all had a wonderful day.  Since our weather was cold and rainy we spent a quiet day at home following church this morning.  John did all the cooking, so I had a pretty relaxing day and enjoyed Skyping with Amy's family and phone calls from Susie and John--  saw Matt at church where he wished me a happy Mother's Day.  This week, if the weather co-operates, we'll be going to two track meets and John will probably be helping Matt finish up the woodshed they've been building.  All outdoor activities are questionable as a rainy week is in the forecast.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cold Weather Returns

After almost two weeks of beautiful warm sunny days, cold weather has returned with the threat of frost and snow.  John has been covering our garden plants for the last two nights and will continue to do so until the overnight temps stay above freezing.  He has also brought the hanging plants inside for a couple of days.

Thursday afternoon we drove an hour and a half south to Walker to attend the Conference Jr./Sr. High Track Meet.  Sam was conference champ in three events and Jenni and Rachel placed second in two.  The day was overcast with pop corn showers, but in spite of the weather it was a fun time.

John did manage to play some golf on Friday and today--I opted out, just too cold for me.  I've kept busy photographing and listing more items on ebay.  I've sold an item or two already so now I need to get them packed and ready for shipping.  A rain system is forecast to move in tomorrow, so we'll probably just be hanging out around the house on Sunday.