Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday and A Better Day

I slept fairly well last night. I was up at 5:00AM as usual. I got myself ready for the day and about 5:45AM, I texted Bob and he said he had a really bad day yesterday. First of all, he backed out of the senior center parking and scratched the car of Bert, one of the women who goes to exercise class. And it put that dent back in the back of his car that Scott Mills had taken out. Then he was eating his lunch and his front tooth broke off at the gum line. He is going to try to see Dr. Eastip over at Cherryvale today. It had an old root canal in it so it would have been brittle to begin with. But Dr. Eastip will have to take the root out and fix him up with some sort of replacement...maybe something like mine. I told him Nancy had broken her front tooth off last year and she wears a partial to replace hers. He did have a bad day.

After talking to him, I felt better about my day yesterday. I didn't have any catastrophes. I just didn't get much of anything done.

Today, I must dust. I have been putting that off for days.

I see two cats are out there eating. The yellow one tries to come into the apartment when I go out to fill their bowls but, of course, I can't let any of them in. The other one is one of the young gray ones. I imagine they are full of fleas plus, I am not allowed to have a cat or any animal in here. I haven't seen the racoon since that one time.

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O.K. I got everything dusted in the apartment and even got Cox service to go through my laptop and clean it up.  It's almost 11:00AM now and I am going to think about lunch. I have plenty of frozen meals.

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About 4:00PM I went out to John and Leslie's to see the puppies. They are so cute and the older they get, the cuter they are! I held a number of them!

Here they are having a great time!
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These are Cowboy Corgis.

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The larger one is Echo, John's new puppy, She is Australian Shepherd and Blue Heeler. She will make great Cowboy Corgis and Cowgirl Corgis after she is older. It will be next fall before she is old enough. John will mate her with Hoover, their registered Corgi..

They  like to untie John's shoes!

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You can see two of them, sleeping. They have had a big day! About a half dozen of them are spoken for already. They will begin delivering them in another week or so.

It's after 6:00PM now and I am now  watching the news. In about 45 minutes, I will take my bath and at 9:00PM, I will go to bed,.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday and a Good Night's Sleep

I slept well last night although I did get up awfully early...at 4:45AM.  I did have my sleep out though.

A couple of the kittens have been here to eat this morning but I haven't seen the raccoon...yet!  One gray kitten guards the food or at least enjoys the doormat.

I have dressed and had my oatmeal and am ready for the day.  I even have a load of laundry in the dryer already this morning. I do need to dust today. I skipped that last week....never got to it with the trip to Springfield and all.

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Ginger and Scott got moved into their home in Gallatin, Tn. this weekend. This is the finished product. I am anxious to see it in December.

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It looks like a lovely home.

I got what little laundry I had to do done this morning already. I even got it put away.

Then Nancy and I went to breakfast at Eggberts this morning. This time, I bought.

Then I came home and watched the shows I had missed yesterday but had recorded. Then I played some solitaire. I am bored but too lazy to do anything much today. I went out and looked at the back yard but it looked fine and didn't need mowing. I did water the flowers out there and moved my mum plant out in the sunshine and watered it. But that's about all I have done besides keeping the cat's bowls filled. I took the trash out and watched for the mailman until I remembered this is Columbus Day and there is no mail delivery.

It's 3:45PM now and I haven't done much of anything today.  Between solitaire and watching TV, I didn't get much of anything done today. I took my bath and watched "Bull" at 9:00PM and afterward went on to bed.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sunday and Another Critter to Feed

I got up early this morning although I slept well. I dressed and fed myself and the cats. Now I notice I am also feeding a raccoon. How do I handle that?

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The kitten seems to be tolerating it. But I had better chase it away.

I went out to chase it away and  it must have had all it wanted of that cat food. It was gone.

Last night I discovered I had left my glasses on the end table at the hotel in Springfield.  Leslie called to see if they had found them but they said they had not been turned in by housekeeping. I will have to buy some new ones eventually unless they get turned in later. 

The coffeecake is in the oven and when I get it out and it is cooled, I will ice it. My little great granddaughters are in Topeka with the other grandparents and will not be at church. So it may be a smaller congregation this morning. I will probably have to give coffeecake away after church.

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The coffeecake was cooled and I got it iced. I have groceries to take to church too. Leeann will distribute them to those she knows who are needy.

I imagine some of us will eat at "Just Us" today. We ate at Great China last week and we usually alternate those two locations.  I will leave for church at 8:30AM, I guess. I do need to go into Coffeyville to the ATM at the bank.  But that shouldn't take long. This is the week for my hair color and cut so I will need some money by Wednesday.

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I left here about 7:30AM to go to Coffeyville to the bank before I went out to the church. I needed to get some money for Wednesday. I did that and then went on out to church. Bob was there and had already begun to get the coffee going. I cut the coffeecake and then soon Phyllis and Karan came.

As soon as the rest of the church school congregation arrived, we started the class. Soon the class was over and the rest of the congregation began coming. We had a nice, though small group but Karan had a good sermon and afterward three of us went to Just Us to eat lunch. Then I brought them back to the church to pick up their cars and I came on home.

I spent until 4:00PM getting the newsletters ready and sent out and those that go in the mail are out in the mailbox with the flag up. The Estes mailman will pick it up tomorrow. I also redid one of our congregational directories. Karan and I went over some changes that need to be made before I do any more for 2020. She also brought me back my leaf vacuum.

It 4:15PM now and I need to stretch awhile.I have sat here too long.

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I went out to Dollar General and bought a new wreath holder for my front door and hung the wreath. It is so cute. And speaking of cute, this is the latest photo my daughter posted on her facebook page.

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And as she said in her post, "underneath that pile of puppies, is a mother." Poor Octavia. I am assuming she is the mother my daughter is talking about...although the beige colored puppies belong to Raven. The spotted ones belong to Octavia. But she mothers a bunch of them. At this point, there are 12 puppies and only five of them are actually Octavia's. Her's, of course, are Cowboy Corgis.   The beige ones are Corgis.

I went to bed at 9:00PM...very tired.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday and a Trip to Springfield to Conference

I slept well last night and got up shortly before 5:00AM to get myself ready for the day and finish packing for our overnight at Springfield, Missouri, for the Mission Center Conference. I am to be out at Leslie's at 10:00AM this morning. I will leave my car in her garage. She has a 9:00AM meeting tomorrow morning before the conference starts. We won't be back until later Saturday afternoon.

I have had my oatmeal and coffee and fed the cats... Two yellow ones, one the father of the other, ...came and one gray kitten came and ate. They will miss my food this evening and tomorrow morning since I will be gone. I am all packed. I hope I haven't forgotten anything. I always make a list but I may have missed putting something on the list. This time I had to add the two by two gauze patches and the fungicide and tape. After my bath, I always have to add the fungicide and the bandage and tape it in place and then wear a sock over it so I won't lose the bandage in the night.

I am waiting to see the CBS news that comes on at 8:00AM.

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I spent the rest of the morning until 9:30 puttering around. Then I left and went out to Leslie and John's and left my car in their garage. Leslie and I left for Joplin where we were going to have lunch at  cracker barrel.

Then we left for Springfield. We are to have dinner with the Mission Center group. Afterward we went over to the church and set up chairs and tables for 80 people for the Mission Center Conference tomorrow. After that, we went to our Hotel and got ready for bed. We were very tired after our trip and the evening's work.

No more until I get back on Saturday evening.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday and Laundry and Cleaning

I slept better last night, thank goodness! I got up at 5:30AM and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I started my laundry early.

About 9:00AM, Nancy called and wanted to go to breakfast so I went with her and ate breakfast. All I had had about 5:30AM was a small bowl of oatmeal so I was ready to have something more. She bought! I left the tip.

I went to Dollar General after I took her home and bought cat food.  Then I came back home and washed my bare floors and got ready to vacuum. I will do that in a little while.

John texted me a day or so ago and told me he had bought another puppy. He named her Echo and she is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Blue Heeler.....a Texas Heeler. She will produce Cowgirl Corgis when mated with Hoover, their male Corgi. Right now she is only 8 weeks old so it will be awhile. It will be next fall before she is mature enough to go into heat. Her puppies will also be called Texas Cowboy Corgis.

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Keith called this evening and visited with me again.  If they can work it out, they may go to Scott and Ginger's for Christmas too. He and Scott have discussed it.

I went to Nancy's this evening for a little while and  took her the write up for the day tour of Topeka on December 3rd. David's sister in law had called this evening though and wants her to go to David's at Christmas. She does not want to go. She is unsure of herself when flying.

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I took my bath at 7:00PM and watched another episode of "Murder She Wrote"  before going on to bed at 9:00PM. I was very tired.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday and Breakfast With Bob and Hair Appointment

I slept fitfully last night. I finally got up about 5:30AM and dressed and fixed myself some coffee and oatmeal. At 6:30AM, I left for Coffeyville to pick up Bob. He is going to buy breakfast this time. Afterward I will go out to Woodshed and buy gas. It is still $2.19 a gallon. Then I will go to my hair appointment at 9:30AM. I will make some more copies of the class challenge for the class of 1953. I am sending out eight more today. I am keeping track of my expenses since the Coffeyville ReAwakening group is going to repay my expense. So far I have spent $95.13 on this project. When I finish the last group, I will submit my expense record.

I went out to church to assemble the packets and address the Manila envelopes.  Then when I got back to Caney I stopped at the Caney post office and  mailed off those I had prepared.

I need to eat lunch yet. There were no game days today. On the second Tuesday of the month, they play Bingo at the senior center but I don't make an extra trip over there if I don't have to.

Now I am going to eat something for  lunch.

I ate a Walmart singles dinner for my lunch and half way through the afternoon I went out to Sonic and had a banana milk shake.

I watched the local news and they are forecasting rain for this evening and all night and tomorrow too. So about 5:00PM, I went out and mowed the front yard. It had been since last Friday since the front was mowed and there were a lot of leaves on it too. So I went out and mowed it in about twenty minutes. It looks so much better now. The back still looks fine and Nalani mowed the west side last night. I must have done the front just in time because now it is beginning to rain. It's 5:25PM now and I will watch the news and then take a bath around 7:00PM and try to get to bed about 9:00PM.  I slept fitfully last night. Hopefully tonight will be better.

I will clean the apartment tomorrow and do laundry too. Then I will need to pack for the Friday and Saturday since Leslie and I will be in Springfield for the Mission Center Conference.

I took my bath and bandaged dressed my toe again about 7:30PM...after I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" on Amazon Prime.  There is nothing I am interested in watching on regular TV anymore except "Bull" and "Dateline" and "20/20". It's hardly worth $109.00 a month...that's for sure.

I will plan to go to bed about  9:00PM/ I hope to sleep better tonight.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday and a Trip Back to Independence

I slept well last night. I have had my oatmeal and coffee and got myself ready for the day and then fed the cats. The little yellow one and the mama cat were waiting for me to refill the dishes.

I baked my cake for next week this morning and will take it to Bob tomorrow when I am in Coffeyville and he can put it in his freezer at home. That will keep him from having to stop at the church next week.

I checked my bank account again and found the K-Wash had still charged me $10.00 for the $4.00 car wash so I decided to go back up to Independence and try to get a refund. They had no listed telephone number.

So I made another trip to Independence 22 miles up there and 22 miles back. For nothing. The girl who works there said it was a"security"issue and tomorrow the charge would be $4.00. I looked today, 24 hours after the car wash, and they still had $10.00 charged to me for the car wash. At least now she gave me their number so I can call them if they don't refund my $6.00. I definitely will not use that car wash again. That's outrageous! What is is that a car wash needs to charge $10.00 for an ordinary express $4.00 car wash?

Anyhow, on the way back home, I stopped at the kids' and saw the puppies again. They are so cute! And again, I forgot to take some photos of them.

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Now I am charged just $4.00 for the car wash. They refunded the $6.00 charge.

Now I ate the rest of my cashew chicken from Sunday for my lunch. Then at 2:00PM or so, I went out and mowed the back yard.  I will ask Krystal if she will get one of her daughters to mow the west yard for $10.00. That's the largest area. I did the front last weekend and the back this afternoon.

I addressed some more manila envelopes for classmates this afternoon too. I will need to make some more copies tomorrow morning after I get my hair done. I will need to go to Dollar General and get some more folders too and I will need some more manila envelopes before next week. Then when I get back to Caney, I will need to get them in the mail.

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