Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday and Hair Day

I slept well last night even though I went to bed at 8:30. I got up about 4:45.  I had forgotten to take the trash over across the road. I did that as soon as I had my breakfast of banana nut bread and a banana.  Missy wanted to go out but it was dark outside and I would not let her out. In another thirty minutes I will take her out.  She loves being outside. It's supposed to rain today and the rest of the week so she may not be as comfortable with being outside.

Bob and I will go to Independence this morning so I can get my hair done and he can go to their Wal Mart. He wants to see if he can find a folding lawn chair.  I want to get a few groceries myself. I went to Country Mart to get potatoes over the weekend but all they had was ten pound bags and I want a five pound bag. So I will get it at their Wal Mart while we are out there. Then we will go to Big Cheese and each have a mini pizza.

When we get home I will go to work. Lord only knows what I will do there now that Katie is back.

More later....

Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday and Back to Work

I slept well last night. I did wake up at 2:00 and went to the bathroom and again shortly after 4:00 but I just went back to bed until almost 5:00. I get way too tired if I get up any earlier.  

I dread going back to work this afternoon. There will be hundreds of DVDs to put away. That usually takes me from 1:00 (I usually go in early..about 12:40) until 2:30 or 3:00.  Then they continue to come back  the rest of the afternoon. In between times, I put away newspapers, magazines and new fiction books.

I don't know if I will go to exercise class this morning or not. The same exercises eventually bore me. I started these exercises to work out the pain in my arms, caused by some of those antibiotics I took for the erysipelas I had in 2013.

Missy is crying to go out onto the carport and I am trying to get her to wait until  6:30 and it is plenty light out there. She doesn't need any surprises.  She can wait another 15 minutes. I have had my first cup of coffee and my banana and some of Bob's banana nut bread.

Now I am on my second cup of coffee so I guess I will take her on out.

More later....

We hadn't been out more then five minutes and Bob came. He sat with us for twenty minutes and drank his coffee then went back home to shave and get ready for exercise class. I went in the house to let Missy get a bite to eat and then got the laptop and came back out.  I still can't decide whether to go to exercise class or not.   I certainly get plenty of exercise at work. I don't exactly know what I will do if I don't go to exercise class. I could work on my sermon and that would probably be a good thing to do.  Once I get it finished I won't have to deal with it anymore.


We had our lunch and now Bob has gone home to get his laundry. I will be gone to work before he gets back.  It's time for me to leave now.

More even later...

I spent most of the afternoon putting away DVDs. I did manage to find three that had been lost in the machines.  Also I put away the new fiction.I had taken the green stickers off several dozen last Thursday to make room for more new fiction and now that bookcase is full again. I could get the last few books in the bookcase. It was that full.  I told Carolyn about that and she will have a bunch more for me to remove green stickers from on Tuesday. Also, Katie is back Tuesday so there may be more scanning.

I was tired when I got home and Bob came over to watch the news with me. We had a bowl of ice cream instead of our usual glass of wine. He left sometime after 7:00 and I took my bath and put my pjs on and sat with Missy in the recliner. I went to bed at 8:30.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Again

It's Sunday again and I preside at church again this morning.  Luckily Bob and I went out there yesterday and I ran off the bulletins and some church school material for the class. He took the mower out there and put it in the shed at the church. He and Phyllis had bought it and donated it to the church for the trimming while the members were doing the mowing.  Nowadays we pay a man to mow for us. It's just too big a job for us old people.

We had a real good time and a great meal out at John and Leslie's last night. John grilled chicken, I took my potato salad, Cyndi brought a good salad, and Leslie had made homemade ice cream. Dee and Denise did come. Dee drove. Denise isn't supposed to be driving yet. I did get sick after dinner  and have diarrhea though. I had some more when I got home but then took a dose of Pepto Bismo and that seemed to stop it. I awoke early this morning sweating so I guess some fever broke. I am a little weak feeling but otherwise fine this morning.

I worked on my sermon for the 19th yesterday. I didn't get much done though. The theme is Pursue Peace and it should be a great theme. I will work on it some more this week. We dismissed services for next Sunday and hope everyone goes over to the reunion grounds at Racine, Missouri, for the services there and to spend the day. I will make up a sign for the door at church.

I don't know where our group will eat after church but I hope it's not Mexican. I don't think my stomach is up to that today. I think I will make hamburger pie for tomorrow's lunch. I have salad from Leslie's dinner and hamburger pie has green beans in it.  That will be an easy meal. I will have some more pears and cookies for dessert.

Missy wants to go out and it is getting light so I will fix another cup of coffee and take her out for awhile.  She loves to go out and listen to the birds.

More later...

I sat out with Missy off and on for an hour and a half. She was real good this time and stayed close to home.

We did eat at El Pueblo after church..at least seven of us did. I tried to be conservative and so far I feel fine. 

I got my congregational newsletters finished and out on the mailbox. Now I am sitting down listening to the music on the TV....relaxing. It's 2:30 in the afternoon.  It's too hot to take Missy out. She would want right back in.

I am doing a small load of laundry right now so will need to listen for the alarm when it finishes.

Bob will be over at 6:00 to watch 60 Minutes with me.  I know it will just be a rerun.

I need to go out and water my flowers. I was expecting rain today and it didn't develop. Back later.....
 They were really parched so I gave them all a god watering. I really expected rain today. This is the above the ground bed my son-in-law, John made for me.

This is the one I built last year against the apartment building.

And these are the pots I put together the first spring I moved here. This is the third summer I have had them. In February it will be four years I have lived here.

The 13th of July, our new Brahms ice cream store is due to open. They tore down the old one last winter and were supposed to have the new one finished March 1st. Well this is July 5th and they are finally getting it finished. I won't be going right away. They will be swamped!

More later....

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saturday Fourth of July Holiday

Today Bob and I will go eat breakfast at Sirloin Stockade and then skip lunch. We will have a 5:00 dinner at John and Leslie's home. I made my potato salad last night and put it in the frig and will take it out to their house around 4:30.  There will be eight of us for dinner; Bob and me, John and Leslie, Cyndi and Jeff and Denise and Dee.  I think I made enough potato salad. John will grill chicken on the grill.  I don't know about dessert.  Maybe Cyndi will bring it...who knows. Cyndi id a terrific cook.

I awoke again at 2:30 and was still awake at 3:30 so I got up and took a Benadril cap. Soon I fell asleep.  I awoke around 6:00 and got dressed and ready for breakfast before I took Missy out on the carport. We were out about 25 minutes and the small child came out across the street. The minute he came out he began screaming and crying at the top of his voice. Missy was terrified so we came back in.  I had been told that family was moving to Texas and thought they would have moved over this holiday but it didn't happen.

Scott called last night and we had quite a conversation. He had Ginger right there and I was on speaker phone.  So we had a nice visit. He is still looking for a job.  He has applied for dozens but so far, no luck. So much for hiring vets first.  Luckily Ginger has a good job. She is a nurse anesthetist and makes good money. So they will not starve. But he wants a job. They are going to build a new home in Florida this next year and are meeting with the designer this week. He wants to be able to contribute to that project. It's just a matter of time and he will find a good job. His main problem may be he has only an AA degree.  Anymore everyone really needs a BA at least.

Well, he is well trained....thanks to the army and the  misguided Bush wars. Let's hope Obama will withstand the urgings of the congregational and armed services warmongers to get into another misguided culture war. War settles nothing and only creates even worse problems...especially culture wars like these we are presently involved in.  We have caused the problems with these cultures by constantly interfering in their country's internal business. If another country interfered with our country's internal business we would be furious too.

More later. Time to go pick up Bob....

We had a nice breakfast at Sirloin Stockade and afterward came home to do some work on the schedule for tomorrow's service. I'm in charge and it's Sacrament Sunday.  We serve the communion the first Sunday of each month. Now I need to work on the sermon for the 19th. I try never to leave that to the last minute. The theme that Sunday is "Proclaim Peace".

Bob and I went out to church this afternoon and put his lawn mower back in the shed. We decided we were both too old to try to mow in this 90+ degree weather.  I will put his trimmer in the living room closet now.

I heard from Leslie that she will have 9 tonight. I think I have enough potato salad.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday and A Day Off

Thanks goodness it's Friday. I was so tired last night that I didn't sleep well at all.  I went right to sleep at 9:00 but then awoke at 2:00 to go to the bathroom and then couldn't get back to sleep.  Finally, I fell asleep again around 3:30 and slept until 6:00...late for me.

I am seriously considering giving up my job. Getting up and down off the floor is killing my legs and knees. I have to sit on the floor to put the DVD's away in the bookcases.  I also have to sit on the floor to put away the bottom two shelves of the new fiction.  And scanning in the children's department also has to be done on my knees. Those shelves are just off the floor for the children. And my hands swell up from pulling open the DVD cases to put the DVDs into the machines. I have soaped off my ring and put it away while I could still get it off without having to have it cut off at the jeweler. I have asked Aime to try to find me a place where I would not have to get down on the floor. All she had right now was Safehouse and I don't think I need to get involved in that at this time of my life. If I thought I could make it without the job, I would just give it up.   

I ate my bowl of cereal and drank my first cup of coffee and then took Missy out on the carport. She did pretty well for awhile but then wanted to roam. I got her to come back to our territory several times but then finally she just ignored me so I picked her up and brought her back in. I do not want to chase a cat at 7:30 in the morning.

Bob called this morning. He had been sick most of the night with diarrhea so was not coming over for coffee after all. It's good he's staying at home. He needs to get over this illness. He will come over after I'm gone to meet Myra and do his laundry. Sycamore Landing charges $1.50 per load to wash and $1.50 per load to use the dryer. That's ridiculous.  I just have him use my washer and dryer while I'm at work.

I was amazed to see that sometime last evening someone (probably Dustin) had mowed. It was really my turn but it had been so hot I was just going to let it go and be a mess.   I was delighted that it was mowed though before the rains we are forecast for most of the next week.

I opened the back door to re-lock it and a huge spider came in. I finally caught it and killed it. I certainly don't need a spider bite.  I ended up cleaning the carpet there and while I had the Resolve out I did some other spots too.  I would love to have the indoor/outdoor carpet removed from the utility hall and a laminate installed instead but I could never get the landlady to do it.

It may rain this afternoon. There is a 60% chance of it. Maybe I will be home by then.  It looks like there's  pretty good chance tomorrow will be dry for our dinner at Leslie and John's.  I will make my potato salad after I get home from Bartlesville.

Missy is crying to go back out. I am trying to ignore her. She is hard to ignore. She cries so pitifully.

More later....

Well I had a great trip to Bartlesville to see Myra and have lunch with her. We had a good visit.  She is doing well. She had a real good time at the wedding for her granddaughter in Iowa.   We ate at Garfield's and had their lunch walnut cranberry salad. It is excellent. I had mine with raspberry tea.

On the way home I stopped and bought gas since it was $2.38.9 there. I also stopped at Peck's and bought hamburger patties.  Then when I got home I washed my car. I also will drop by the bank and get some more money. I spent most of what I had on lunch and the car wash.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday Thank Goodness!

I am so glad I will be off work tomorrow. I am so tired of this work. I come home exhausted every afternoon and it's only four hours! I don't know what I would do if I had to work longer hours. It would help if I could sit part of the time. But standing for four hours really wears me out. I am really beginning to feel my age.

I am cleaning this morning. I have done a load of laundry, remade my bed and also cleaned the bathroom and kitchen and now I am taking a break. I am ready be begin vacuuming the den. I just put away the scanner I got out to scan Scott's senior photo.  I have vacuumed the dining room. I only have the den, my bedroom and the living room yet to do. I will do some dusting after that. I still need to go to the market this morning too before I begin lunch.

We will have our tuna, noodle, pea casserole and after we've taken out all we want, we will offer the rest to Bobby and Karan.  It might be their supper.

I took Missy out for about an hour this morning early...before it got so hot. I finally got my newspaper last evening about 8:00. I called Bob this morning and he came over to read it as we sat out on the carport and drank our coffee. After he left, I began remaking my bed and started my cleaning. Missy would like to go back out now but I have too much to do to try to keep her in line.

More later...I'd better get back to it...

I got everything done except the dusting.I will do that in the morning before I leave for Bartlesville to meet Myra. I'd like to mow before the rains come this weekend but I sweat so badly when I mow that it would ruin my hair.

I had a huge day at work today. I put away two full baskets of DVDs and all the new fiction books. I also put away the magazines.  Then Adrian had a project for me. He had me take all the books off the college preparatory shelves and put them into the stacks. That took me from 3:15 until 4:30.  But I got it finished.

When I got off work I stopped at Sonic and had a mini Sonic Blast. I was so tired and hungry. I had my paper when I got home. I also got my sale shoes that I had ordered. Several pair of my shoes are shot. I also took a box of old but good clothing to the Presbyterian Church sale today. I need to get rid of anything I will not be wearing again. I figure if I haven't worn it in two years, I'm not going to wear it and someone should get some good out of it.

Anyhow after Bob left this evening I took my bath and will get Missy into my lap and relax.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday and Exercises

I guess I will go to exercise class this morning.  Afterward I will reheat the spaghetti. Bob has bought more garlic toast and will bring more salad.  I still have pudding and cookies for dessert.

I slept pretty well last night. I woke up twice but got back to sleep right away.

Missy is ready to go outside and I will take her out just as soon as I finish this blog. She's been pretty patient. I am trying to train her to realize we will only go "out" in the early mornings as soon as the sun comes up. It's too hot  to go out in the afternoons and evenings. It was 96 yesterday and that is forecast for today too.

Sara faxed my one week time sheet yesterday afternoon at work. Katie is on vacation so Sara was in charge.  Aime will send us a new form for the second week. Today is the first day of the new fiscal year for the government..at least the SER program that I work for. So she had to submit a one week pay form for this past fiscal year and another for the rest of this new work week. ...today, Thursday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Well, Missy has been very patient so I will end this rambling and take her out.

More later....

Taking Missy out is one thing but getting her back in is another. She does not want to come back in and when I insist she hisses and spits at me...very angrily.

Well, we have our leftover spaghetti for lunch along with green beans and a salad. Then I went on to work. I get more unhappy with this job all the time. I got everything I could get done by 4:00 and was going to go into the office area to put away a few DVDs that had come in while I was shelf reading. They had locked the office and were having a "meeting" among themselves. They would not let me in to do my work. I piddled around the best I could until they finished their "meeting"  and I could finish my work. In the meanwhile I did Adrian's work for something to do. Needless to say their little kid "games" did not impress me.

I left five minutes early. I had arrived early so I didn't cheat anyone. I got home to feed Missy and eat some yogurt and drink my Chai.  My paper has not come yet so I am just watching the news.