Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday and Hair Day

I slept pretty well last night despite thee drainage I seem to fight constantly. I am allergic to this world. I am going to look for some Vicks nose spray over at Coffeyville this morning. Maybe that will help.

I have contacted Bob and will pick him up at 7:15AM for breakfast. I have had my little dab of oatmeal and my coffee and Chai and fed the four cats that showed up on my doorstep this morning.

I have laundry in the washer but I will put it in the dryer later...when I get back home from Coffeyville. It will be alright just setting there after it finishes. There are no games today at the senior center. They played Bingo yesterday. I don't go over for Bingo.

More later...

I got back home about noon. I had breakfast with Bob, my brother-in-law and then went to the beauty shop after I went to the bank and cashed a check.  When I got there about 9:00AM, I was told my appointment was at 10:00AM so I told the receptionist I would go to the library. At the library the beautician called to tell me she was ready for me. I had just got to the library. It appears the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing at that shop. Anyhow, I checked out a couple of books to read when there is absolutely nothing on TV that I care anything about..then I went back to the beauty shop. Toni did my color and haircut and then I went to the doctor's office to see about that prescription. Lori came out and told me she was calling it in for me. Then I just came on back home. I guess Lori, Dr. Christensen's nurse will take care of that from now on. Otherwise, I will forget it and not use the cream.

I did not find the Vicks Nasal Spray anywhere in Coffeyville so I guess I will not try it after all. The pharmacist suggested I try Benadryl.  I hate to use that too much because it affects memory though it does dry up the sinus drainage.

I guess I will read the library book this afternoon. It sounds a lot more interesting then the one on my Kindle. For lunch, I will have some more of my Waldorf salad that I brought home from church.

I can sure tell it's December and near Christmas. The mail has been two hours later this month. I ordered a new magnetic calendar for my frig and it is supposed to be here today. After ten or fifteen years, the one  I have had finally gave up the ghost this year. The magnet came apart. I tried taping it together but that was just a temporary fix.

More later...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday and No Particular Plan

I slept well last night and got up at 5:00AM. I dressed and ate my breakfast and fed the cats and kittens. I don't have a plan for today. It's been awhile since I've seen Gay and I am thinking of driving up to Chanute to visit her.

I will wait until later to text her or call her to see if she has plans. It is plenty cold this morning.  I also want to see if they have snow.. I sure don't want to drive in the snow.

More later....The most aggravating thing just happened this past week. I am supposed to use a cream medication that was prescribed by the woman doctor that did my surgery at Kansas City Med Center. I tried to refill the med as usual and she told the pharmacy she refuses to refill it until I see her again.

l cannot drive up to Kansas City to see her. The Midwest Compounders Pharmacy at Lenexa suggested that under those circumstances, that I get my family doctor to prescribe it for me. They refill it for just a fraction of the cost from another pharmacy. It's $65 a month from the Midwest Compounders and I checked with my local Coffeyville pharmacy and they would charge me $300 for that same cream.

I called the doctors office in Coffeyville on Friday to ask the nurse to pass on my request to the doctor since he was not in the office on Friday. I gave her all the information and the name of the medication and the telephone number of the Midwest Compounders Pharmacy at Lenexa, She suggested I call back today (Tuesday). to see if that worked out so I did that. It seems the doctor is out today too. She could not find her note to him and did not know if he did that or not. I will be in Coffeyville tomorrow and will drop by the doctor's office to see if he would do that. If he won't I will just stop using that cream.

How incompetent!!! So typical of today's world.

I went out to Sonic at 1:00PM and had a child's lunch. .. two chicken strips, tater tots, and a small coke. Gay called while I was there and she and Adele made a date with me for lunch on Monday, December 23rd at Eggberts here in Caney. They have an appointment with Dr. Eslicker in Bartlesville that afternoon.

Then I spent the afternoon getting my Christmas letters and Christmas cards out. I will just have some last minute cards to do later. It's nearly 4:30PM now. I am going to watch the 4:00PM news while I do this.

I did pretty much all the cards and letters except for the last minute ones.

At 5:20PM I watched the news, such as it was,  and then at 7:00PM, I took my bath and watched "Murder She Wrote" on Amazon Prime. At 9:00PM I went on to bed.  

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday and a Quiet Day

I slept fairly well last night. I woke up several times but managed to get back to sleep each time. I finally got up shortly before 6:00AM.

After getting myself ready for the day, I fed myself and the cats. Then I watched the news on Channel 6.  Now I am watching the CBS news. They are dealing with the impeachment now.

I may watch this awhile.

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I tried to watch the proceedings  but both sides behaved like children so I finally just gave up and did something else.

I went down to Bartlesville and looked around at what is left of the mall. Then I bought gas and came on back home. The only thing I bought was the gas..... at $2.03 a gallon. 

I have two computers...a laptop and a notebook. I attempted to blog from the notebook but there was some sort of game on my blog when I attempted to respond to a remark on my comments. and I didn't care to play their little game and tried to bypass it. Then I was locked out and was forced to come in here to this laptop to finish my blog.

I get so tired of this sort of thing. On facebook, I get 40 different requests for "friends" from friends of some of my friends and the only way I can rid my facebook page of them is to go to my phone to log on and then I can delete them from there.  My computers don't offer that option.

More later....It's 6:15PM in the evening now and I will take my bath and get my pjs on and then watch some  TV.

More later...

I ate a breakfast bar for supper and some Waldorf salad. Then I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote", took my bath , "All Stand" as well as "Bull" then I  went on to bed.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday and a Basket Dinner

I got up fairly early this morning...5:30AM. I had a lot to do. I needed to add the miniature marshmallows to my salad. I remembered in the night that I had forgotten them. That's the first thing I did after I got dressed and had my breakfast and coffee. Then I put together my coffeecake. It is in the oven now. After I get it out and it cools, I will put the icing on it.   I have already done my dishes.

I came in after the coffeecake was in the oven and noticed a large raccoon eating the cat food. He must have run the cats off because ever since I ran him off , they haven't been back. Perhaps I should take the food in until I see the cats and the kittens again looking for it. I'll wait awhile to see if he comes back or they come back. I went out with a flashlight a while ago but saw no raccoons or cats.

The yellow Tom cat came and finished off his food. I am quite sure he is the father of the kittens because one of them looks exactly like him.

After church today, we are having our congregational Christmas dinner at church.

I am taking my Bob's fruit salad. It is apples, celery, two kinds of grapes, and raisins and miniature marshmallows. I mix it with Miracle Whip dressing.

More later...

The timer is going off. The coffeecake is  done and is now cooling. It's only 7:00AM so I have some time before I can ice it.

More even later....

I got the coffee cake cooled and iced and left for the church about 8:15AM . I loaded everything into the car.... the papers I save for Karan, the wreath for Debra along with the over the door hanger for it, the two bowls of fruit salad and the coffee cake. The service went well even though Karan had to substitute at eh last minute for the guest minister, who had a death in the family. She did well...especially after those circumstances. We had a nice big group who stayed for the dinner too. Mary Beth, Phyllis and Carmen and I did up the dishes.

I bagged up three pieces of coffee cake for Kelly and the rest disappeared on the dessert area. I got home, put away my salad and did my usual newsletters for the online congregation and ran off some for those four who are not online. The are out on the mailbox for the mailman to pick up tomorrow. I need to buy some more stamps tomorrow too.

I then went to the Dollar General store and bought some more 2 X  2 gauze squares for my big toe bandages and some trail mix and some ice cream bars.

I recorded some programs for after I left this morning. I guess I will go watch them. It's 3:30PM now.

I watched those programs and also watched "Bull" .

After watching an episode of "Murder She Wrote", I took my bath and went on to bed at 9:00PM.  

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saturday and Craft Shows

I slept well last night and was up shortly before 6:00AM. I had my oatmeal and coffee and then fed the cats before having my Chai. Three of them came for their breakfast.

This morning at 9:00AM, I will meet Leslie in Independence for the three Christmas Craft shows. We are taking separate cars because she is on call this weekend and may be called in.  Karan and Debra were supposed to go too but late last evening, Karan texted me that Debra had chest pains and she had to take her to the emergency room. Last Spring Debra had had stints put in and she will need supervision today. They released her to go back to Karan's home. So Karan and Debra had to drop out of our meeting this morning.

I will get back to this later...

I watched the CBS news and some more of the cats came for breakfast. It's a little after 8:00AM now and at 8:30AM I will leave for Independence to meet Leslie. We will hit the three crafts shows if she doesn't get called out.

So more later in the day....

Just before I left at  8:30AM, John texted me that Leslie had been called out. That left me to go alone. I did that but was only gone from 8:30AM until 10:00AM when I got back home.

At 10:00AM I watched "Lucky Dog" and after that I ate some of Suzanne's chicken and noodles for my lunch.

After the mail comes, I will go up to Joyce's and get a sundae for dessert.

So more later...

I did get a sundae at Joyce's  and then I went out to Dollar General  and bought a wreath hanger for Debra.

Then I came home and made up the fruit salad for tomorrow's dinner at church.

I have watched a Dateline program I had recorded and am now watching the news. It is shortly after 5:00PM.

I see a couple of the cats are out there eating their dinner. I will need to put out some more for the yellow kitten.

More later...

I watched "Bull" and then an episode of "Murder She Wrote" before I took my bath at 7:00PM and went on to bed  at 9:00PM. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday and More Cleaning

I slept very well last night and got up close to 6:00AM. I dressed, had my oatmeal and coffee and chia and fed the cats...only two came this morning. One was a little gray one and one was the young yellow one. I don't miss the pest that has gone to the farm.

I will clean this morning since I never got it done yesterday. Then after lunch I will take all my stuff over to Coffeyville to Karan's garage for Debra's new apartment. I also have those groceries for her. Nancy gave those to her.

I had better get the apartment cleaned before I lose the mood. More later...

I got my apartment cleaned just fine. Then I made an appointment with Tate Boys Tire and Service in Bartlesville and had my tires rotated and balanced.Then I came back home, loaded up the Christmas tree and decorations for it and took  them over the Karan's so she could store them in her garage until Debra gets into her new apartment.

Then I went up to Independence to their Walmart store. I stopped at Big Cheese and had a personal pan pizza for lunch and then went out to Walmart and got what I needed. I was going to get another cookie mix but they were out of what I wanted. I got the other two things I was needing anyhow and then came on back home.

I got my mail and also climbed up the garage ladder into the attic and put the empty boxes from my Christmas decorations up there.  The garage looks a lot better now.

I had intended to refill my prescription for the cream I use after my surgery but the Dr. at Kansas City Med Center wanted me to come back up for another exam before she would renew my prescription. I can't drive in Kansas City anymore so the compounding pharmacy suggested I call my regular doctor over to Coffeyville and have him reorder it for me. I talked to his nurse. He was out of the office today but she said she would give him the message Monday when he is back in the office. I called the pharmacy back and told them that. They suggested I call back on Wednesday and to be sure he did that. It costs me $65 a month for that prescription but if I had to get it at a local pharmacy, it would be $300. That's why the doctor who did my surgery uses that compounding pharmacy at Lenexa for those of us without the medicare drug plan.

It's 4:30PM now and I guess I will go watch the news.

More later...

I watched the news and later an episode of "Murder She Wrote" At 7:00PM, I took my bath and then went to bed at 9:00PM

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday and Cleaning Day

I slept well until 4:00AM or so and couldn't seem to get back to sleep so I just got up.

I made my bed, dressed and did my makeup and then had my oatmeal, coffee and chai. Again, when I fed the cat and kittens I looked out there and that cat was out there eating the food of the ones I feed. Once again I chased it off.  But I knew it would be back so once again, I brought in the food. I am not feeding someone else's pet cat.

I will clean the apartment today. It is Thursday and that is my regular cleaning day. I want to get my Christmas tree down out of the attic today and the decorations that go on it. I am going to give it to Debra. I have no place for it and she will have an apartment at Sycamore Landing so she may as well have that. It will get it out of the attic here too.

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I didn't get the apartment cleaned yet but I did climb up in the attic and get the Christmas tree down and the decorations for it. I am glad Debra can use it in her new apartment. I have no place for it in this one.

I also got two more Christmas cards in the mail from classmates with news of their lives in them. I called John Wade and we have almost $300. in the classmate account.  I will have this letter printed off at Four County Mental Health in Independence like I did last year. Leslie suggested I also have them print off the envelopes this year. We appear to have plenty of money for that. I will buy the envelopes.

I think I will go back over to Coffeyville tomorrow afternoon and take these groceries over to the church or give them to Debra if she can use them. If she can't use them, Leeann can distribute them to the old people she knows who are living hand to mouth.

That cat that appears to be someone's pet has been snooping around here again looking for the cat food. I took the food in and will keep it in the house until the ferrel cat and her kittens come looking for it this evening.

More later...

My neighbor took that cat to his folks' farm. He thinks it's a stray. It keeps trying to get into their apartment. That got rid of it. It will keep their barn free of mice.  I won't have to fight it off my cat food.

I fixed the strawberries and  had a small bowl of them.

Then I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and took my bath at 7:00PM and went to bed at 9:00PM