Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday Memorial Day

It's the holiday but it's the same old thing to me. If Everett and Tricia and Norma hadn't come it would not even seem like a holiday.

I slept fairly well last night. I woke up at  1:30AM with the pain in my arm. I finally took two Aleve and put some topical pain reliever on the shoulder and got back to sleep until 5:00AM. Then I got up and dressed and got myself ready for the day.

I have had my oatmeal and coffee and have fed two of the yellow cats. I have even eaten a breakfast bar too.  The cats ate quickly and left to find shelter. It is raining lightly this morning. I am so glad Krystal's daughter came and mowed for me yesterday afternoon late. I got most of the trimming done too except for the back yard. When it finally dries up next weekend I will get that finished. It is supposed to rain all week and we are under flood warnings over at Coffeyville. The Verdigris river tends to flood when it rains a lot like this.

I don't have a plan for today.  Except I will vacuum the bedroom and wash the bare floors later this morning after the news is over. I am waiting for the "Weather on the 8's" to come on the weather channel.  Then I will change the channel to channel 6 for the Tulsa news.

Big Yellow Tom just came so I put the food back out for him. So far I haven't seen Scruffy Gray Cat today. And it's been a long time since I have seen mama cat and the only gray cat I have seen is scruffy.

There is a 90% chance of rain today.  In fact every day this week until Saturday... rain is forecast.

More later...the news is now on.

My daughter, Leslie called this morning and we had a time to chat. She has had an horrendous week with 14 hour days.  She was today off, thank goodness! I think she said  she only had to work one day this week. That will be a welcome relief.

Well, back to the news. It's time for the CBS news now.

I have the floors washed..the foyer, kitchen, and bathroom. I will wait to vacuum the bedroom until after the CBS news is over.

More..... after the vacuuming.

I vacuumed the bedroom and halls. Also I have emptied the vacuum cleaner and washed the filters. They are supposed to dry for 24 hours before I put them back in the vacuum sweeper. I have just laid them out on the rim of the sink until they are dry. Tomorrow, when I am ready to vacuum the living room, I will reassemble everything .

The plants are outdoors and I have watered them. So far..no rain. It rained a little last night and sprinkled a little this morning but it's 10:40AM and so far...no rain. Sometimes I wonder what an exact science weather forecasting is. They seem to miss it as much as they forecast it correctly. But it may rain yet. It's early.

It's almost 11:00AM and I am hungry. I have had my oatmeal and a breakfast bar and a slice of Suzanne's banana nut bread and it's a little early for lunch. I'll see if I can wait it out.

More later....

At 11:30AM I went out to Sonic and got the Kids' Wacky Pack. That's two chicken strips, an order of tater tots, and a tiny coke. That's their May special for $1.99.  On my way back home, it began to rain a little Now it has stopped again.  Just enough rain to spot up my clean car..oh well!!

I guess I will go back to the book I don't like. I bought it but I don't like the plot. That's the problem with buying a book without having the opportunity to look through it. That's why I prefer the library but our library isn't open yet.

More later....
 I finished the book and i didn't like it at all. I certainly didn't like the ending. I took my bath at 7:00PM and tried to watch TV but Travis spent the evening tracking a storm. He likes to dominate the entire evening when there's any kind of weather at all. I am going to bed at 9:00PM

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunday and Meeting With Relatives

I slept pretty well last night. The arm hurt some but nothing like usual. I was able to sleep until 3:00AM when I got up to go to the bathroom. From then on it was off and on. So I got up at 4:00AM. No sense just lying there.

I dressed and then worked on cleaning up my shoes.

At the last moment last evening, I decided to put some artificial flowers on my mom's grave.  I went out to Dollar General and bought a nice artificial bouquet. Then I drove over to Coffeyville to the cemetery. That's where everything went downhill. The roads there were nothing but mud. I even got stuck in that mud. I got out of the car and tried to pick my way over to the graves. My shoes were covered with mud when I got back to the car. The car, which had been clean, was filthy. But I was able to get it out of the mud. So from there I went to the car wash. I put my shoes and socks in the Dollar General bag I had had the flowers in. When I got home I took my shoes into the apartment and washed them off with wet paper towels and left them on the washer overnight to dry. This morning I polished them.

What a mess! That was not the wisest decision I ever made...that's for sure.

I will stay home today until Tricia calls and says they are leaving the cemetery.  Then I will call Bob so he can go meet them and I will leave for Coffeyville and Eggbert's myself.

More later....I will check to see if there are any cats out there waiting for their breakfast.

I fed two...one at a time. Then I came in and brought the plants in with me too and watered them. It's supposed to rain today but so far...nothing. It will probably be this afternoon.

When Tricia calls and tells me they are leaving the cemetery,  I will call Bob and tell him and then go over to Coffeyville to have lunch with her and her dad, Everett. If she doesn't call until afternoon, I will get to watch the church service from Toronto, Canada . It begins in a little over thirty minutes.  It is 10:27AM now. Everett will buy all our lunches. He still works full time.

I don't know whether to leave the plants out while I am gone or leave them in. I would hate for them to get ruined if there is a hard rain and wind.

It was 10 years ago today that my Bob died. It was the day before his 80th birthday.

More later...

Tricia texted me about ten minutes ago and they are just now in the little community of Dearing...so it will be awhile. They have about ten graves to decorate in Coffeyville. There is my great grandfather Pitcock, his wife, my grandfather, my grandmother and my aunt Mildred. My mom and dad and stepfather are buried across the road to the west. That's where I ran into all that mud yesterday. I have three places left in that plot but my Bob wanted to be cremated and so do I. The paperwork for those graves is in my file cabinet.

Actually it wasn't long at all before Tricia texted me they were on their way.  So I texted Bob to go up and get a booth or table and I would be there shortly.

We had a nice visit and this time Everett brought his sister with them. Norma is 9 years older then Everett and he is 83..maybe 84. He's a year younger then me. She seems in great shape for her age.

We had a nice lunch and visit and now it's after 3:00PM here and I have been home at least 45 minutes

I read for a couple of hours and then brought the plants in for the night. I am afraid it will storm tonight and I do not want them to be ruined. They have been outside all day so they have had plenty of sunlight..

Scruffy gray cat came earlier and I fed her/him. Then  one of the yellow cats.,a female, came and I fed her. That's all I've seen this evening. There's nothing on TV that I am interested in. I watched the CBS news but there was no 60 Minutes this evening.

I will post here and then play Freecell for awhile. I am reading a new book but I do not like it. I am reading it because I bought it and it's all I have to read. It is on my Kindle. It's almost 7:30PM now and I will try to amuse myself until 9:00PM when I will go on to bed,

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saturday and Another Terrible Night

Last night was another of those terrible painful nights. I woke up at 1:00AM, had been lying on my right side and the arm was so sore it was throbbing. I tried turning over on my left side, but that movement  itself caused bad pain. I guess this is something I am just going to have to live with. I was awake until 3:00AM when I finally got up and took two Aleve. Then I was able to get back to sleep until 6:30AM. The trouble is Aleve can damage your kidneys or liver if taken too much. But it's the only thing that helps. Tylenol does absolutely nothing for inflammation but Aleve does help.

Oh well...

Leslie just texted me she has ordered me a brace for the shoulder and hopes that will help. It would be great if it would. Sometimes taking my left hand and pressing on the arm will help so maybe this compression thing will. I will certainly give it a try.

The apartment is clean and neat and everything but a little bit of laundry is done. I may run a small load just to take care of my winter pjs and the towels.  I got up in the middle of the night and changed from my winter pjs to my summer pjs and then was able to get back to sleep. I also changed the furnace to AC since the room was 77 degrees and was hot.

Two yellow cats and Scruffy Gray Cat came for breakfast this morning. They ate and left so I brought in the cat food. Later, I looked up and Big Yellow Tom was there wanting his breakfast so I put two of the bowls back out there. He has eaten and left now. Now the birds are coming so I need to get those bowls back in the house.

I got the plants hung back outside. I hate having them in the house when they look so pretty outside. I need to water them out there. The painted birdhouse looks good out there too now. This has been a busy week. I still have the nightstand and the den desk to go through and organize. I may get that done today if nothing else comes up..

My cousin, Pat's widower, Everett, and his daughter, Tricia, will be coming tomorrow to visit. Every year they come back to the area and decorate graves for their family. I may take flowers over to the cemetery where my mom and dad and stepdad are buried. My Bob was cremated like he wanted so I have what ashes of his that are left in my storage closet in a package. The kids and I took them over to our church's campground where he wanted them scattered and scattered them there after his celebration of life. Tomorrow it will be 10 years since he died. And Monday he would have been 90 years old if he had lived..He died the day before his 80th birthday. I still miss him so much. We were married 58 years.

More later...

I am going to water these plants and then start on those drawers.

It's 11:34AM now and I have gone through the drawers in the den and organized and labeled everything. When I am gone, it should be easier for the kids to decide what they want to keep and what they want to throw away.  I am going to stop and have lunch now.

More even later....

I had a frozen turkey dinner for my lunch and now I see Scruffy Gray car is outside wanting his/her lunch. I took it out to him/her and he is eating like he/she  has never had a meal before. Maybe he/she thinks he/she will have to fight another cat for it. I see he/she has finished now and is walking away. I will. have to watch that the birds don't come and decide to eat what is left. I went ahead and put the dish in the apartment.

I had forgotten about my laundry and just now got it into the dryer. It's only towels and underwear so no big deal!

It's 1:20PM now and I haven't heard anything from Krystal. I had texted her to ask if one of the girls could mow this afternoon but haven't heard from her so I guess not. They may be out of the area for the holiday.The rest of the week and next week we are forecast for rain.

I guess I will read awhile. I have everything else done until that dryer finishes.

More later...

I folded the clothes and put them away.

Tricia called this afternoon and wondered if I could come over to Coffeyville tomorrow afternoon and meet her and her dad for lunch. I told her I would have to call Eggbert's and see if they were going to be open on Sunday...they were 7;00AM till 7:00PM. So I called Bob to tell him about the change in plans and then called Tricia back and told her what I had learned at Eggbert's. When they leave the cemetery there in Coffeyville, she will call me. I will call Bob and immediately drive over to Coffeyville.

It's 4:11PM now and I guess I have done about all the work I can do.I have been trimming my hedge now with some small clippers and got half of it done before I played out. It's too warm out there in the sunshine to stay out too long...but that sunshine sure feels good!

More later...

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday and Vacuuming the Den

I slept terrible last night. It was another night of a terribly sore arm. I got up at 5:00AM and dressed and got ready for the day. I had my oatmeal and coffee and chai. Three cats came for breakfast so I took out three bowls. There were two yellow cats and scruffy gray cat. When they were nearly finished, the rain and wind started up Then we had some small hail. It got very dark. When this happened the three cats took off.

I have had internet trouble again this morning. Finally I went and pushed the button on the router. That finally connected me. I may have to have Cox bring me a new router. This one seems to have developed  problems.

I will see if pushing the button on the router will fix it for good.

I was watching the cats eat when suddenly they took off. The wind suddenly came up and  it began to rain...then hail..small hail and just for a bit.

I am still having trouble with the router. The laptop can find it..but it's hooked up via a USB connection and after I pushed the button on the router so could the desktop. But the notebook can't find it. I pushed the button again and nothing has happened. I may have to have Cox come out and switch it out..

I got hold of a tech from Cox Complete Care  that knew what she was doing and she told me to just pull the plug on the router when that happens and then plug it back in again in a minute and that will reset it. I hope that works and this doesn't happen continually. It's a mess.

I went to  Independence for groceries this morning. Then I stopped at Big Cheese and got a personal pan pizza to bring home for lunch. It wasn't too warm when I got it home but I ate it anyhow. I could have warmed it up in the microwave but I was too hungry.

After I have lunch and check the mail, I will vacuum the den, put the plants out and water them too. So far, I have internet. I wonder how long that will last?

More later...

I had an ice cream bar from Schwan's for my dessert. Those are so good! But they are 250 calories. I will have to be careful not to abuse that stuff.

More later...I'd better vacuum. My next big project is to clean out and organize the two drawers of the night stand here in the den.


I got the vacuuming finished and  the plants watered outside. Suzanne gave me the Examiner Enterprise newspapers her sister, Judy, saves for her  I read most of them and put a rubber bank around the ones I have read. I think I still have two to read. When I get them read I will give them to Karan to take to the animal shelter. That's a good thing to use them for instead of just throwing them away.

The sun has been shining all afternoon after that huge rain we had this morning. It's 2:00PM now. I may watch some Amazon Prime TV.

More later....

I called Nancy this afternoon and asked her if she was ready to have company. She was. We sat eight feet apart and visited for two hours.

I came home at 5:30PM and signed on to the notebook. It was unable to sign into the router. So I rebooted a couple of times and finally got a  signal. That router is going to be a problem... I have a feeling.

Well, it is working right now. So I will watch TV until 7:00PM when I will take my bath. So far, no cats have come to eat so I will wait awhile. Maybe they will come soon.

More later...

I took my bath and I hope my arm will not be hurting again tonight. I will stay up until 9:00PM

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday and Vacuuming Again

I slept better last night then I have in weeks. The arm did not hurt...for some reason.  I'm not complaining...I am just surprised.

I awoke at 4:30AM and could not get back to sleep so I just got up. I have dressed and got myself ready for the day. I have had my oatmeal, coffee and Chai Latte. I have even washed my dishes and set them on the draining mat to dry. I have been working on my desktop computer so far this morning.  I have checked the e-mail, checked the checking account and finished yesterday's blog. I haven't checked to see if any cats are waiting for their breakfast but that's my next move.

I want to spray the birdhouse I worked on painting yesterday with a clear coat in hopes the paint will not wash off in rains. I will do that later after it gets light and after I vacuum. It's just now 6:00AM.  I will go watch the weather and the news now.

I will continue this on the notebook and in the recliner in the living room.  I will vacuum the dining room after the CBS news is over at 10:00AM. It's only 6:00AM now.

So more later...

Sure enough, I had Big Yellow Tom, medium sized yellow cat and Scruffy gray cat all three waiting for breakfast. I will need to get some more cat food today. Last evening most of the cats may not have come to eat before I went on to bed.  Or someone else may be feeding them. I did see one of them running with something big, either a bird or a mouse, in their mouth coming across the street a few days ago. I couldn't tell what it was but I hope it was a starling if it was a bird. They are such nasty greasy birds. It appeared to be gray so it may have been.

All three have eaten and gone now.

When the birds see that and begin to try to eat the cat food, I will bring it back in.

So more later...

About 8:30AM, the smallest yellow cat came to eat. I set the food out and he/she ate all she/he wanted and I will bring the bowl back in shortly.

I am waiting until the CBS news is over at 10:00 before I vacuum and dust the dining room. That's a little over an hour.

More even later...

I got the dining room thoroughly cleaned and rearranged somewhat. It's 1:45 PM now and I have been  thinking about going to Independence and picking up some more groceries  since I ate the last of my frozen dinners today. But it's thundering now and I just cleaned up my car so I think I will just let that go for now. I just brought the plants in and I don't want the wind to come up and ruin them. I just watered them with the faucet water...which is not too good since our faucet water is undrinkable. Most everyone here drinks bottled or filtered water. I do both.

I didn't get any mail today...which is odd since I usually at least get some junk mail.

It's a good thing I decided not to go to Independence since it just started to rain here. I thought I heard thunder earlier.

I lost the internet for awhile off and on during the rain storm. Cox denied it was them but after an hour of off and on, it finally cleared up.  So I still think it was them. I had problems with their modem a couple of weeks ago and they finally rebooted it and after about twenty minutes, that fixed it.

Suzanne and Scout brought me some grapes and bananas from the food pantry. Also a couple of kiwi. I have never eaten kiwi but Scout said I would like it. Suzanne also brought me some banana nut bread. I am dying to try it in the morning.  I washed the new grapes and put them in Tupperware Suzanne had already washed the ones she brought me from home.  I will have grapes for awhile that is for sure. I have plenty of bananas too. But I put them in plastic bags with a paper towel and tie them with a plastic tie and put them in the frig and they last me a week.....sometimes longer.

The channel 6 news is on now. Next I will watch the CBS news at 5:30PM

I see there had been a shooting at the Corpus Christi navel station yesterday. The one man that was shot appears to be expected to recover.

More later...

I have been having computer problems all afternoon . I was working on my blog and suddenly lost the signal.  I went to the laptop and I had a signal there but nothing on the notebook and nothing on the desktop. I contacted Cox and they insisted they had a strong signal. Then I checked the laptop again and I had lost the signal on that too. I talked to two different women and both insisted it couldn't be Cox's fault. I think I have picked up some malware somewhere. I will watch the 5:30PM news and see if anything happens to the signal after that.

It's 7:20PM and so far.. so good...If this happens tomorrow, I will get a hold of Cox again and get their Complete Care people to go through all three computers and check them out.  At e-bay, I could have picked up some malware.

Now I will take my bath and get my pjs on and get ready for bed and then watch some TV. I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday and a Trip to Coffeyville

I slept a little better last night although I woke up several times with my arm aching.  Finally I just got up at 5:00AM. I got myself ready for the day and had my coffee and Chai Latte,

After I dressed and got around for my trip to Coffeyville, I opened the front door to find Scruffy gray cat and one of the yellow cats waiting for their breakfast.  They ate all they could and left.

I have quite a bit to do while I am at Coffeyville. I will go to the bank first and get some money and then pick up Bob for breakfast at Eggberts. After I take him home, I have an 8:45AM hair appointment...and boy, do I need that!!!It has been six weeks since I have had a haircut. I have trimmed on the sides over my ears myself but it is generally all out of shape.

I don't believe I need gas since I really haven't been anywhere except to Sonic for a lunch and to Dollar General. But before I come back home, I will need to go to Walmart. I have quite a list of things I can't get at Dollar General. I also want to get mulch for my flowerbed and paint so I can paint the birdhouse. I sanded it yesterday. I may be able to get everything at Walmart. If not, I can get those things at Orchelon's.

Next week will be a nightmare. Every day but one we will have rain. I am ready for some more sunshine. I have no idea which day I will have the yard mowed. I will just have to play it by ear.

It is about time to get ready to leave for Coffeyville. I had better get ready to leave and load the groceries into my car. I want to give those to Bob and Joanne.  They will be able to use them. I took what I could use.

I need to get the plants in or I guess I can leave them out unless we have wind. I don't think it will rain today.

More later in the day.....

Bob and I then went to breakfast at Eggberts. After that, I went out to Woodland and Cline and washed my car.. Now it's clean inside and out. I had cleaned the inside thoroughly yesterday and even cleaned the upholstery and carpet and now I will put it in the garage so it will stay that way during these rain storms we have forecast here all next week.

After I took Bob home, I went to my hair appointment. We are required to wear face masks in the beauty shop. Even the men getting their hair cut have to wear one..I found out from Bob that Janet at the senior center made each of the board members face masks. That's good! He's covered. His haircut is next week.

After getting my hair done I went out to Walmart and bought $38.00 worth of groceries and a bag of mulch for my flower bed.. Then I dropped by the Medicine Shoppe and got my prescription.. Then I came on home. I have my dinner in the microwave so I will get back to this later.

More later...

For a microwavable meal, that was pretty good. It was beans and rice...pretty tasty.

I looked out the front and Scruffy was out there wanting food.  So I took a bowl out to him/her and he/she ate it all. I brought the bowl back in.

I started painting the birdhouse I had sanded yesterday l bought some craft paint and brushes and got three sides of it finished and let it dry for one hour and gave that a second coat. When that dries, I will turn it over and paint the other side and the roof. I have painted the birdhouse lavender and will paint the roof purple. I will let the other side and the roof dry an hour and then put a second coat on that. When the entire birdhouse is dry, I will spray it with semi gloss clear in hopes that will protect it. I also want to repaint the words Ginger's mom wrote on it before I do that though. It's after 1:00PM now. I will do that painting after 2:00PM.

It's been a big day already and I still have that flowerbed to mulch. I bought a big bag of red Scott's mulch. I can't lift that bag so I will cut it open and then scoop it into a bucket I have and dip it out of the bucket scoop by scoop. Then I will refill the bucket until I have the flowerbed mulched. That mulch will help keep the ground moist.

More later....About 2:00PM, I will finish that painting. Right now, I will begin with the mulching.

Here's the larger flowerbed. It took 8 buckets of mulch to do.

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The red mulch really shows it up. This one is under the den window.

Here's the small one...

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It only took two buckets of mulch. It is the front by the front door.When I finish painting the birdhouse, I will post a picture of it. It's been an hour and a half since I put the second coat on the birdhouse. It only takes an hour to dry.

So, more later...
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My latest project. The birdhouse had developed mold so yesterday I sanded it and today I painted
 it.  I need to print over the words that are on it to make them show up. Also when the job is completely finished I will spray it with a sealer.  Ginger's mother built this for me in 2015 Somewhere on it is a lot of information. .When I am finished, it will show up again.

I took my bath at 7:00PM and watched some "Forensic Files"  on Amazon Prime  and went on to bed at 9:00PM. I was very tired. It had been a big day.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday and a Yard Mowing

Another terrible night's sleep. No matter what I did, or how I lay, my arm throbbed most of the night. Finally, about 5:00AM, I just gave up and got up. I did take a couple of Aleve later this morning. No sense suffering with that arm all day too.

I have made my bed, got myself ready for the day and had my oatmeal and coffee. Then I turned on the weather channel on TV. I watch that every morning.

When I opened the front door, three cats were waiting for me to feed them. There were two yellow cats, one medium sized one and one small one, and one scruffy gray cat there. I took out all three bowls, including the double dish and they ate their fill and left.  I haven't seen mama cat in a week or so. I keep wondering if she has had a litter somewhere around here.

The young Vanatta girl will come mow this afternoon at 2:00PM. I will need to get change for that ten during lunch. I will probably just go out to Sonic again and get their child's Wacky Pack chicken strip dinner since that only costs $2.18 with tax.

I plan to vacuum the living room today too. I may get that done this morning before lunch after the CBS news goes off.

Now I will fix my chai latte and eat a breakfast bar.

More later....

I had the breakfast bar and a cup of chai latte. I am still watching the CBS  news.

So far, I have fed another yellow cat. Then I took the bowl back in the apartment.

More later again.

Another yellow cat, the medium sized one, has come back for brunch. I just put one bowl out.  He/she seems skittish and there may be another cat out there vying for the food. I don't see one yet and if that yellow one doesn't come back to eat, I will take that bowl back in.

It's almost 9:00AM now and I am still watching the CBS news.

When it is over at 10:00AM, I will turn off the TV and vacuum the living room.

More even later...

I set the large variegated plant outside on the glass topped table on the patio area in the sunshine and also watered the bedding plants. Tomorrow when I go to Coffeyville I will get some mulch  for the flowerbed.

But before I watered that large plant, I cut off some of the long hanging branches that were weighing the plant down, Then I watered it. It looks a lot better without those straggling branches.

I had hung the pink geranium out front earlier. It can use some cleaning up too. I will pluck off the dead pieces and then water it too.

It too looks a lot better now. If they aren't pruned from time to time they get to looking pretty scraggly.

Another 35 minutes of the news and then I will vacuum the living room.

Krystal and her daughter that mows for me came about 2:30PM and the 14 year old mowed the yard. She does a nice job.

I had spent an hour or so cleaning the carpet in my car. The car had had a dirty place on the armrest on the driver's side ever since I got it. I found my car carpet cleaning stuff and gave it a good cleaning. It looks much better now.  The car needs washing and I may do that when I get to Coffeyville tomorrow. It will be in the garage after tomorrow because it's supposed to rain every day but two in the next week.

I don't know when I can have Krystal's daughter mow next week. I will just have to play it by ear.  It's 4:15PM and the channel 6 news will be back on so I will get back to this later.

After Krystal  and her girls left, I vacuumed the living room. The carpet looks a lot better now. Later I put some Old English polish on a rag and dusted the bedroom.  I may dust the living room that way tomorrow afternoon.

It's 4:20PM now and I am waiting for the 5:30PM CBS news. Tulsa doesn't seem to know they are our primary TV news  source. They only talk about Tulsa.  Even giving the weather they seldom mention our area.

Suzanne's grandson just brought me groceries from the food pantry. There are white potatoes, tomatoes, a plum, raw broccoli and bananas. I will take all this to Sycamore Landing when I go to pick up Bob in the morning. He and Joanne can split the bananas. I still have some from last week and I eat one every evening. 

I took my bath at 7:00PM after I finished my evening banana..

Bob called me to see if I still had the book "Footprints in the Dew"... a sequel about the "Mullendore Murder Case".  Scott went to first grade with the Mullendore son at Wayside Elementary in Bartlesville when we lived there  and he had asked me to send him the book. I had given him the original book "The Mullendore Murder Case". And when he heard about the sequel, he asked me to send that to him too.  Bob Avery had read the book after I read it so I didn't think either of us would read it again so I sent it to him. But I checked all my bookcases just in case I remembered wrong... but I hadn't..

More later....

When I checked the front door, Scruffy gray cat was there wanting his/her supper so I took him/her out a bowl. When he/she was finished, I brought the bowl back in.

Then I went into the den and read the news on the computer and also played a game on the laptop in there.  But then I was tired of that and decided to read. I had bought another book for my Kindle from Amazon.

At 9:00PM, I will go on to bed.