Saturday, October 23, 2010

There’s Been A Lot Going On

Hi everyone -

There has been a lot going on in our family plus we have been gone on a short trip, thus, no blog posts. 

The first thing that has happened is that our son-in-law had a bad motorcycle accident a little over 3 weeks ago.  They were visiting us and he brought a friend with him and they were out riding.  He hit some lose gravel and he came off of his cycle.  He has 4 broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade and a banged up knee.  He has had surgery on his knee and is having surgery on his shoulder blade this coming Monday in Oklahoma City.  I will go and stay with him while my daughter goes to school at night and tries to go to work some during the day.

We went to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM for 4 days.  It was absolutely gorgeous there.  Here are a few pictures of some of the balloons.

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The balloons looked like Christmas ornaments floating in the sky when they took off.

When we got back, we were going to go and get our little Mini Schnauzer from the vet’s where he is always boarded.  The vet called the morning we were to go and pick him up and said that his diabetes was getting the best of him. We made the decision to have him go to sleep.  That is so difficult to do.  That is like one of your children.  Our house is so quiet now.  We are not going to get one at this point because we are gone for the holidays and it is so hard to board them all of the time.

I have been cleaning up the yard, getting ready for winter.  Oh how I dislike that season, but it is part of it.  It is still so hot here that our air conditioner came on several times today. 

I hope everyone has a restful Sunday.  I don’t know when I will be back since I will be in Oklahoma City some next week.  If you think about it, say a little prayer for our family at 9:30 on Monday morning.

I apologize for not having anything more interesting to post about.

Blessings ♥

Maxine

9 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh, thank you for your sweet comments, Maxine. I see that it's been really rough for your family too lately! Maybe we should get together for a little break! How about a ride on one of those amazing balloons... I'll bring the Starbucks!
I'm so sorry about your son, and your loss... those blows are hard to take.
Sending hugs across the miles, Kimberly

Gail said...

Sounds like a tough few days!

Sorry for your loss of your pet, it is never easy to let one go.

Sending prayers for your family. Glad your son's injuries were not as bad(not that these aren't bad enough) but they could have been much worse.

Hang in there, all will be well.

Andy said...

I am praying for you and your family. Praying for your SIL surgery on Monday, and for God's grace and comfort with the lost of your sweet pet.

Janet - underthewillow said...

I'm sorry your family is having a rough time right now Maxine...hang in there, things always get better...I hope you SIL heals quickly and I'm very sorry about your doggie.

Janet

Oklahoma Granny said...

I'll keep your family in my prayers. I was so sorry to hear about your SIL's accident and my heart goes out to you on the loss of your fur-kid.

Beautiful pics of the hot air balloons. I've always wanted to go to that festival. Maybe someday we'll make it.

Nezzy said...

Didn't ya just love it??? I have family in Albuquerque and used to spend my summers with my Grandmother there when I was a young chicklett!

God bless ya and have an amazing day!!!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Maxine,

I'm so so sorry about your SIL! I'm very behind on blog reading and commenting! I will pray for him! Keep us posted, okay?

Thank you for your visits to my blog and for the sweet comments!

Tammy

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Maxine~
I'm so sorry to hear about your sil and I hope he's on the mend for now.
I'm also terribly sorry to hear about your sweet little furbaby. We just had to put Hunter down too, and it was the hardest thing we've ever gone through as a family. The house is so very quiet and different without him.
The pictures of the balloon festival are so rich and colorful. fun! fun!
Hugs to you~ Birgit

Nezzy said...

Just droppin' in to wish ya the best New Year ever!!!

God bless ya!!! :o)