Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday and Hair Appointment

I slept well last night and only woke up once at 2:00 AM. I took my med and got right back to bed and back to sleep.

I got up shortly after 5:00 AM and stripped my bed to wash my sheets.  They are in the dryer now.

I got Missy's breakfast and my own. 

I took Missy out on the carport at 6:30 and she was very good. She just laid on "her" rug and was good.  I watered my front flowers...the ones that are in  flowerpots. We just came back in so she could get a drink of water. She wants to go back out right now but I want to watch the news now. She will have to be patient.

I will pick up Bob about 8:20 and we will go to  Independence so I can get my hair done and if Juanita has her bank statement, I may balance her checkbook too. I haven't heard from her yet though. After Great China opens at 11:00, we will eat lunch there. Tomorrow he has a dinner (lunch) at Sycamore Landing so I won't be cooking again until Thursday.  On Thursday we will have hamburger pie.

More later...

I got my bed stripped, the bedding washed and dried and the bed remade.  That's about all I got done this morning since I took Missy out for awhile.  But that's a beginning. This afternoon I will wash the floors in the bathroom and kitchen.   Thursday, I will vacuum.

So more later....

After I got to Independence I called Juanita and she had received her back statement. I took Bob out to his sister's home to visit with her and I went to get my hair done and later went out to Juanita's home and balanced the checkbook. Then Bob and I had lunch at Great China.  We then came back to Coffeyville and I took Bob to his home. He will take a nap, I am sure and in all probability, I will too. Missy will like that.

More even later...

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday and Exercises Again

I slept fitfully last night. I awoke at 2:00 AM and took my thyroid med and then took a long time to get back to sleep. I then slept until 6:00..later then usual.

I got myself ready for the day and got Missy's breakfast and had my own. At 7:00 I took her out for a time outside.  We stayed out until almost 8:00. I watered the flowers in the front and sat out on the patio too and watched the hummingbirds eat.  I watered those flowers and the tomato plant last night.

I will go to exercise class this morning and while there I will cancel my appointment for surgery on my left foot. I have lived with that failure for 14 years. I can live with it a while longer.  My bladder surgery has failed after five months and I won't take a chance on another failure.

Today for lunch we will have the ham and potato casserole and a veggie and some more of Bob's cottage cheese and pineapple.  I may make up some chocolate pudding for dessert.

Bob will be by in about thirty minutes to pick me up for exercise class. I don't plan to do much today. Tomorrow I will do laundry and wash the kitchen and bathroom floors. Then Bob and I will go to Independence to get my hair done and have lunch at Great China.

More later...

After exercise class, we all went to the Daylight Donut shop and I had a chocolate twist and a carton of milk. There were eight of us there.I'm the one of the left with the amazed look on my face.

Everyone else is smiling. That is me on the left, Judy next to me, Mona next to her, Bob next to Mona, Karan at the end of the table Marilyn and Howard on the right side of the table.

We will have a little later lunch because of the chocolate twist. :)

Lunch worked out fine and I took the rest of the casserole to Karan. She is still recovering from her knee surgery.

Bob stayed after lunch and did a couple of loads of laundry.  Then he checked his bank account. I watched some CNN after the news conference by Trump's son in law.

More later..

Bob finished his laundry and went on home to take a nap.

I laid down with Missy and tried to watch TV but ended up taking a nap. When I woke up I went out to Walmart and bought another $20.+ worth of groceries.  When I got home and unloaded them and put them away, Bob came back..about 5:00. He stayed and watched the news. He left about 6:00. I watered the flowers on the east side of the apartment and then came back in and took my bath. I laid down with Missy and tried to watch TV again but, lets face it, there's nothing on TV on Monday evening. Finally I just came in here at 8:30 to catch up on the blog and  at 9:00, I will go to bed. I did take a Zyrtec this evening. My nose is running and I've been sneezing.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday and Rain

I love rain..even though it will cut down on attendance at church this morning. It has broken the heat wave.

I slept well last night even though I didn't take any Zyrtec.  I feel more alert this morning and I can use "alert", believe me.

I have dressed and am ready for the day. I have fed Missy and myself and we went outside briefly. Then the thunder and rain began and Missy is terrified of thunder. She wanted to come back inside.  Now she is lying on "her" rug just inside the carport door.

I have decided to forego the bunion surgery. I have lived with this failed bunion surgery for 14 years...what's a few more? I couldn't figure out how I could take a bath with my left foot hanging out of the tub. That isn't such a bad thing but getting out of the tub after the bath would be the problem.

Dr. Webb says, "no showers" so I will just live with the bunion.

More later....

The sermon went fine. Afterward, Phyllis and I and Bob went to "Just Us" over at Cherryvale for the buffet.  After that I worked on Bill's bulletin for next week. I am presiding for him. He is the speaker.
Then I put out the congregational newsletter. Those who are not online get one by snail mail. They are out on the mailbox now.

I have some coupons for two small milk shakes from Arby's but they have to be used today. It is the 52nd anniversary of their founding. I offered one to Bob but he said "let me think about it". If he doesn't want to use one, I will use one of them anyhow. I am never too full for ice cream.

He will be over sometime after 5:00 this evening to read the Sunday Reporter and watch the news and 60 minutes.  CNN has a special on the 90's. I think I have seen it.  

More later...

Bob came over and stayed until 7:00 and we had a small bowl of  butter brickle ice cream and a cookie. When he left, I took my bath and laid down with Missy on the sofa and watched the special program on CNN.

I went to bed at 10:30. Later then usual.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday and Breakfast Out

I slept well last night and got up shortly after 5:00. I have dressed and got myself ready for the day. Missy has been fed and is waiting to go out for awhile while it's still pleasant outside. It's only 6:00 right now and only beginning to get light out. I'll wait about 15 minutes later to take her out. It will be 101 degrees today.

I will pick up Bob for breakfast out at Eggberts at 7:00. That's now 45 minutes from now. 

I don't have a plan for today. I do need to dust furniture today but that's all. 

Missy is wanting to go out now and is mewing at me. I will work on this later.

We had a good breakfast and then I took Bob home.  I went out to Walmart and bought groceries for the week and while I was there, Elnora W. called me to tell me her youngest son, Brandon, had died suddenly. He was only 50. It was a terrible shock to her and all of us who knew the family. He had an aneurysm. He had felt poorly for a couple of days...dizzy and generally just felt bad. He would not go to the doctor because his medicaid had been cancelled and he had no insurance.  He didn't feel he had the money to pay for a doctor and all sorts of tests. So..he paid the ultimate price. They probably couldn't have done anything but give him blood thinners to dissolve the clot  but that's no guarantee he could have been saved. That's a tragedy! I will announce his passing at church tomorrow.

Now I need to get busy with the dusting.

I got the dusting finished and then watched another episode of Oliver Stone's DVD "Untold History of the United States". It's very interesting and gives one a different slant on American History.  It's mostly newsreels of history as it happened.

More later... 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday and Lunch at Big Cheese

I slept fairly well last night. I finally got up at 4:45.

This noon Bob and I will go to Independence and eat at Big Cheese. I still have the ham and potato casserole but he evidently missed eating at Big Cheese on Tuesday so instead of going to Joplin in this heat, we will drive up to Independence and have lunch at Big Cheese.

I want to vacuum this morning. I haven't got that done yet this week.  With all the cat hair around, I need to do that at least once a week. I combed Missy again outside yesterday morning to try to keep the shedding down.

I will get back to this after I get dressed and ready for the day. I need to make my bed too and feed myself and Missy.  More later...

Well, I got all that done and even took Missy out for an hour. She thoroughly enjoyed that. It was fairly cool with a light breeze.

I will pick up Bob for exercises and then go to Utopia after that. They are having birthday cake at the senior center today too for those who had birthdays in July. I may not be too hungry for pizza after all that. But that's the only things I will eat today.  I seldom eat supper.

Leslie called this morning and we talked awhile. She has Sage in July..the entire month. She is so busy she doesn't have much time for telephone calls. She will be on call this weekend.  I will be speaking at church on Sunday.  She may not be there.  Keith texted me while we were talking. He had made a deposit for me and was telling me that. I really appreciate the help the kids give me.  My car registration is due in August. I just paid off the hearing aid this month and last month I paid off the car. Things should be less tight now. I hope to pay back my savings now. I had been hitting it nearly every month before the Blue Cross Blue Shield of almost $300. comes out on the 28th. By the end of the month I am nearly out of money and my rent is due on the 1st,

I have an hour before I pick up Bob for exercises. Maybe I can get that apartment vacuumed before that.

So more later again.....

I got the apartment vacuumed before I am to go to pick up Bob. I wanted to catch the CBS news this morning. Everything is clean now. I did the bare floors on Monday.

This is my younger son and his wife and his daughter. Scott will be 57 in November.

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Lookin good...aren't they?

Bob picked me up at 11:00 and we went to Independence to eat lunch at Big Cheese. It was really good. We stopped at the church on the way back to check to see if there were any dead mice in the four traps set there. There were none and the traps still had the bait in them. We must have caught the only mouse last week.

This is my older son and his wife, Esther. They are so good for each other! 

Keith will be 62 in August.

This is my daughter, Leslie, and one of her puppies. I don't have a photo of her husband, John. She turned 60 this month. .

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My children are all senior citizens...but they have held up well.

I baked cookies after I got home and laid down for awhile. Bob came over to watch the CBS news and have a couple of cookies and then we watched Brooks and Shields on PBS and he stayed until 7:00. When he left, I watered the flowers on the east side and dead headed them.

Then I took my bath and watched TV with Missy until 9:00 when I went to bed. I was very tired again.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday and A Trip to Independence and Bartlesville

I slept well last night once I got to sleep. I woke up once and went to the bathroom but other then that,  I didn't get up until 6:00. Then I dressed and got ready for the day.

It will be a big one. Juanita is nearly blind and it will be 100 degrees today. I will need to keep her out of the heat. She is 96.  It's hard enough on me and I am 81. She will have her pacemaker checked out at the heart center of Jane Phillips Hospital. Actually St. John's out of Tulsa bought them and then Ascention bought them. It's not the same hospital where Leslie and Scott were born. I found that out in January when I had my surgery.

Last night when I took my bath I discovered that my January surgery had failed. I thought it had but Dr. Peaster had checked and said it was fine. But, last night I noticed my bladder had prolapsed even more. I have not had a lot of luck with surgeries in my old age. My left foot bunion surgery failed and now my latest surgery has failed too. I'm not sure I want to have that left foot done over. My body's track record is not very good.

I took Missy out for awhile this morning and I also combed her again. She sheds so badly.  I finally got her to come back in. It is getting hot already.

More later...

I went on to Independence and while there, I stopped to vacuum out my car with their .25 car vacuum.

I had a call on my cell phone this morning while I was in Independence to pick up Juanita for her Dr, appointment in Bartlesville. A man who identified himself as the president of Publishers Clearing House called my cell phone.  He told me I had won second place in the Publisher's Clearing house contest and was going to have a package from UPS delivered. He said the prize was 1.8 million. He asked me if I was home. I told him I was in Independence, Kansas and would not be home until afternoon. 

He had a little accent so I immediately was on my guard. He said his name was David Wagner. He asked when I would be home for the delivery. I told him it would be 4:00 before I would be home. He said the check would be on Wells Fargo Bank and the number on the package was 700505816. He asked if I wanted TV there for the delivery and I said I would rather not. So he said "you want it to be personal and confidential?" I said "yes". He asked my address and zip code. After that, he asked me to read back all the information he had given me. I did that.  Then as soon as I hung up, I called the police and told them about it and asked them to have the policeman on the beat to check my neighborhood.

When I got home. he called again. This time he asked me how close I was to a Wal Mart store and I told him about 6 miles. He told me to go out there and register and that would allow me to escape paying any income tax on my winnings. I told him I did not think that was legal. That any winnings anyone received would be taxable.

He asked me if  I thought this was a scam and I told him I wasn't sure but I would know after 4:00.  He asked me to call him back on the number on my  caller ID  on my phone and I did that. The call cut in and out and I finally hung up. Then I called the police again. I explained why I was calling and they said they would send an officer right out to talk to me. I gave the officer all the information I had taken down.

He asked if the caller had asked for my social security number, bank number or birthdate. I told him "no" I had not given him any personal information. ..just my address. He obviously already had my telephone number. He thanked me for sharing that information with him and he will tell the other officers that scam is back again.  I wanted to let the police know about it so no one else will fall for that scam.

Juanita and I got back to her home at 3:00 and I got back home at 3:30.

It's 4:45 now and no check from Wells Fargo Bank. Darn! :)

Bob came at 5:15 and watched the news with me. He left at 6:00 after the CBS news.

I will take my bath and get ready for bed after I water the flowers on the east side.

I will go to bed at 9:00.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday and Exercises and Asbury Villiage Bunco

I slept well last night and was up at 5:00 as usual. I got Missy's and my breakfast and took her out on the carport to enjoy the morning while it was still cooler. It was 73 out there.

Then I came in and worked the crossword puzzle in the Reporter.  She is laying here at my feet now. She probably hopes to go back outside but that won't happen. I want to watch the news now.

I'm not sure what we will have for lunch today. I will have to check my recipes and see what I have on hand to fix. I am very tired of cooking. We are having a ham and potato casserole. I went to Country Mart and bought ham and cream of celery soup mix. I already have potatoes, milk, onion and paprika.

I will go on to exercises this morning and then after lunch, go out to Asbury Village for Bunco.  Sometime today, I will call the doctor's office again in Bartlesville to see what they have to say. Probably on Monday I will have to go to Bartlesville to pick up that paperwork at Dr. Webb's office and go sit at The Gap to wait for a turn to see a doctor or nurse to get that paper filled out. That will cost me $20.00. It sounds like a racket to me. They would not give me an appointment and the doctor who fills out the paperwork must be on staff at their hospital there. My doctor is in Coffeyville. I am having second thoughts about even having the surgery.

More later...

After exercise class we went to the Palace doughnut shop and I had a twist. After that, I called Dr. Webb's office AGAIN. This time they said I could get Dr. Peaster's office to fill out the form for me and bring it to them and if it was adequate, they would accept it. Dr, Peaster is at least am MD and not a nurse practitioner. I would think his evaluation would even be better...after all..he did surgery on me in January. I would like to avoid having to wait all morning or afternoon in a clinic waiting room for a nurse practitioner to check my blood pressure and heart. Dr. Peaster did all that in January and just three weeks ago.

Now I have the ham and potato casserole in the oven and it should bake an hour covered and fifteen more minutes uncovered. We will be slightly later having lunch. I will need to put the frozen corn in the microwave before we eat. Bob is bringing a salad.

After lunch, I will go to Asbury Village for Bunco at 2:00 until 3:00.

Lunch was fine. We have enough for another meal. I got everything cleaned up and Bob left and I went out to Asbury Village. We played for an hour. I won most losses and got a large bottle of nice lotion. I can use that.

When I got home, I discovered that I had not received my Coffeyville Journal in the mail...again. I called the woman I had talked to Tuesday about not getting Saturday's paper. She was mystified but told me she would stay until I came back to town and picked up a paper.  She gave me one...again.

Bob came over at 5:20 and we had a small bowl of Butter Brickle ice cream that I bought had bought at Brahms. He left at 6:30 and I took my bath and went out on the east side to water my flowers there. It is 89 degrees this evening. Then I watched TV with Missy for awhile. About 8:30 I came in here to check the e-mail and do this blog. 

Tomorrow will be huge! I will try to pick out Juanita's hair at 11:30. She has not had it done for a couple of weeks because of the hot weather and the fact that her hair dresser has broken her foot. We will leave at noon to go to Bartlesville to her heart doctor's appointment. It will be very hot and we are under hot weather alerts. I will need to get her out of the heat as soon as possible. It will be late afternoon when we get back to Independence. Although she has an appointment, it still takes all afternoon for them to get her worked through. She will be utterly exhausted when I get her home.  I may be too.

This evening, I will go to bed at 9:00.