Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday at the Neaton Ranch

Busy days are best organized by God. ~ Pamela McQuade

Around the Neaton Ranch...Beautiful weather today. I got some weeds pulled and cucumber plants transplanted and even time for a little gator ride with the family tonight.

Listening to...
Hubby snoring on the couch.

Moments of Gratitude...
The past week has been all about my grandma Geri and the brain surgery she had. They live in Kansas, but she was able to get into Mayo in Rochester for her surgery...putting her only a couple of hours away from me. Early Friday morning, she went in for an 8 hour surgery to remove a baseball size tumor that was attached to numerous parts of her brain. Praise the Lord, the surgery was a huge success. Her surgeon was the chair of the neurosurgery department at Mayo and he was able to remove the entire tumor. 

The tumor was found after she started losing her eyesight and cataract surgery hadn't corrected the issues with her eyes. As of this morning, she was doing tremendously well and her eyesight also seems to be improving each hour.

God is so GOOD! There are a ton of little things that have happened and fallen into place along this journey of hers...there is no way that God doesn't have His Hands in it. 

 Myself, grandma and my mom...can you tell we are related??
This was last Wednesday before she met with the specialists and surgeon.

This was after surgery
Her husband, John, my cousin Dylan and my aunt and uncle, Jim and Shelly


So many things...
Grandma and great recovery
Relationship rebuilding and extending forgiveness 
Schooling plans for next year

Home Learning...
Planning on starting to teach Charlie to read...she has already managed to teach herself quite a few things. I borrowed Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons from a just to open and use it.

On Our Plates...
We grilled burgers and potatoes tonight and had fresh asparagus and lettuce from the garden. I have decided I am a 24 hour meal planner. I almost always have basics in the pantry and freezer, so I can throw something together...and our schedules and moods change from day to day. Tuesdays are Charlie picks supper nights, so I will have to talk to her in the morning and see what the plan is for tomorrow.

Ahead This Week...
Tomorrow I'm headed to the hospital to visit with grandma. I have a sitter lined up for Wednesday and will plan on working in my office and hopefully getting the onions planted like I had planned well over a week ago. Bible Study with some wonderful girlfriends on Friday. We will be finishing up a book and I'm excited to hear what they thought of the last couple of chapters.

God bless!


  1. Hey Holly, so happy to have a peek into your day!  Wow about your grandma-getting the head of the dept for the operation-God is so good!

  2. God is good...all the time.

    Your Mom & Grandma are so young. What a blessing that you were able to go to see her.

    Love reading this post & thought it was fun doing it too.


    1. Young yes...I'm 33, mom is 50 and grandma is 69.