Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday Long Day

Today I worked 6 1/2 hours again. Christina was there for two and a half hours. ..from 10:00 until 12:30.  The rest of the day I was there by myself. It was fine though. It was a steady day.

After I got off work, Bob and I went over to Cherryvale to eat at Just Us. It's a home style buffet.  The food is good and the rhubarb pie is excellent.

He is here now watching TV. 

I will write more later after I've had my bath..

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another Short Workday Wednesday

I only work until 1:00 this afternoon again. I don't mind the three and a quarter hour days. They fly by. I take my Kindle and read when there's no one in the museum.

First though, I will go to exercise class. I got busy Monday and forgot my time and missed exercise class. 

I have a hair appointment in Independence this afternoon at 2:30...thank goodness! I need a haircut badly that's for sure.

We will have hamburger pie again this evening. It's fast and easy. I include green beans in it and with a salad, it's a full meal.  And I have that apple cake for dessert.

Missy tickles me. If she finds a spider or a bug of any kind, she makes a snack of it. I had a moth in here awhile ago and she used it for a treat.  I get a lot of laughs out of this cat. I think she keeps me healthy.

More later....

I attended the exercise classes today. Then I left a little early to get to work.  I had a slow morning. There were two couples and a single man before noon.  I x'd out when Connie finally got there.  She will z out when she leaves at 4:00. That will give us the day's totals.

I got off work late today. Connie didn't get there until 1:30. By the time I got my time sheet faxed in and got the museum key returned to the chamber office, it was nearly 2:00. I called Bob to check to see if I had put the hamburger back in the frig since I didn't have time to go back home.  I had my 2:30 haircut and hairdo appointment in Independence so I needed to take highway 169 on up there because they are resurfacing 10th street road... the closer route.  But I couldn't afford to get held up with a lead car.  I got there in time by taking 169.

I got back home at 4:00 and began supper. The hamburger pie was good and we had that with green beans in it, cottage cheese and applesauce and the apple cake for dessert.  Bob stayed this evening for Nature on PBS but then he got sleepy and went on home. I took my bath and put my PJs on and worked on this blog. I will go to bed in 30 minutes or so. ...but not before 9:00.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Short Workday Tuesday

This will be one of my 3 1/2 hour work days. I am always happy to have them. They go much faster.  I was busy yesterday but it was generally paced  well except there at the last when two groups came in at 3:15. Luckily they left around 3:45.

Last night I made and iced my cake for my trip to Independence this morning. Phyllis is out of town so I asked Bill to make a cqake to make up for the loss of hers. He was happy to do that. Good old Bill!

This morning I left about 8:00 to take the cakes up. They are working on the tenth street road so I didn't know what I might encounter.  I managed to work around their construction and got back home around 8:30. Bob had been to the market for me and left my groceries on the cabinet top along with my change so I went over to thank him. We will have supper again tonight. I plan on having tuna croquettes, fried potatoes, veggies and his coleslaw.   Maybe I can come up with a dessert of some kind. I'd like to make that apple cake Wendy gave us last week. That was really good. But apple crisp would also be good. We will see.

Now it's almost time to go to work so I'd better finish this later. I need to get my lunch out of the frig.

More later...

I had a rather quiet day at work. There were only two couples in while I was on duty this morning.  I read my Kindle. After work I went to Wal Mart to get the rest of my groceries on the list. Now I am relaxing while the Kindle recharges.

I also went by to get some wine at Gilliam's. We were out.

More still later...

I took some of our supper to Bobby. The tuna coquettes were a new recipe and I don't believe Bob liked it  although he ate it. I had one left and that's the one I took to Bobby. Karan is still on her Nutrasystem diet.

My older son called while I was reading. It was good to hear from him. I wondered if he and Esther had been involved in the flooding in Phoenix. They had not..thank goodness.  I read until bedtime after Bob left.  I went to bed about 9:00.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another Work Monday

Today will be another of my "long" days.  I hope to have something more to read before I leave for work. Maybe I can find something cheap on Amazon.

I got up shortly after 5:00 this morning and had a small bowl of cereal. I am drinking some leftover coffee that I warmed up. I got Missy's treats for her first thing as I usually do. (she is so spoiled) She saw a small buy on the kitchen floor and made short work of it. Any bug never makes it in the house here. It's a great source of protein for her. :)

We have exercise class again this morning. I have been attending even though I have to leave about five minutes early to get over to the museum. 

I have to go in about 9:45 for work. First I always have to stop by the chamber office and pick up a key. Then after I open the door, it's a one minute race to get to the security system before the alarm goes off and disarm it.  Next I open the safe and put the money in the cash register. After that, I open the gun cases and get the guns out of the safe and put them in the cases and re-lock them.

I need to remember to take some yogurt for my lunch and put it in the frig there.  I left my water bottle there Thursday. I will need to refill it.

More later..

It was a relatively quiet day at work. I did have a dozen and a half people in but they were not clustered around any particular time.  John came in to work on the books and Wendy came in periodically to make up a box to send to a patron in Alaska who called for her today while she was gone. I worked alone all day. Seven people came in right after 3:00 and I was afraid I was going to get stuck in the museum. But they all left slightly before 4:00, when we close. I got away about 4:20.

I got home in time to throw together dinner. I wasn't nearly as tired as I have been so I decided to go ahead and fix the chicken which I had thawed over the weekend.  I had some cauliflower and broccoli and a few potatoes and then I fixed some gravy.

Bob stayed while I put my cake in the oven and went home about 7:15. Bobby is bringing Karan's cake over after a while so I won't take my bath yet.   There's nothing on TV tonight so I will read until time to go take my bath. .

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quiet Sunday

It's a quiet Sunday today. I did not sleep well last night and finally got up at 3:00 and took two Aleve. They didn't help much with the sleep though so I finally just got up about 4:30.  My right leg and left forearm ached too badly to sleep.

I will go to church today and then afterward we will eat out somewhere.  I will come home and do my weekly newsletters. We have no Living the Questions group tonight so I will just stay home and watch 60 Minutes.  Maybe I can get to bed earlier and get some sleep or, better yet, get a nap this afternoon.

I will work my 6 1/2 hours tomorrow. We will have chicken tenders , mashed potatoes and gravy, salad and veggies and fruit for dessert. Then I will need to bake a cake Monday evening and take the cakes from here to Independence on Tuesday for the  Independence Christian Church's Tuesday evening dinner.

Missy wants to go out on the carport this morning but I have convinced her we are not going out until it's daylight. It's only 5:25 now.  She has been jumping on the door to get to go out.

More later....

We went out on the carport for awhile.  Then it became time to leave for church. After church five of us ate at El Pueblo and then I came home to do my congregational letters. Bob came over at 6:00 and we watched a rerun of 60 Minutes and had that last glass of wine.  After that, he went home and I finished my book. Debbie Reynolds was so stupid when it came to men and marriage. She let them take her for everything she had.  At least she admitted it in this memoir.

Now I'm out of anything to read...again. Maybe I can find  a free book on the Amazon site...or at least a greatly reduced price one. I now have 100 books on my Kindle.

I went to bed about 9:00 and slept well.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Breakfast Saturday.

This morning Bob and I will have breakfast at Eggbert's as usual.  Maybe Bobby and Karan will join us.  I forgot to ask them last night.

I am still have a problem with the new laptop.  This morning I still have the Cox maintenance message on the homepage. Strange... because neither of the other two computers have that message. They show the My Connection homepage with the temperature and the news just as usual. I called Cox about it and he suggested I refresh and I did that several times then he suggested I reboot.  It was still there.  So I rebooted and that didn't help and then I shut the computer down altogether and that didn't help either. The Cox tech thought that would get it back to normal because it was just stuck in the cache but he was wrong. It didn't.

Always something.

I don't know what I will do today. I don't have a plan. I do have some meat out thawing for swiss steak for dinner. 


Well, it was easier then I thought to clear the cache. I simply went to google and asked how to do it. I got a very clear concise instruction and followed the directions. That did work! Now I have my correct homepage back.

We had our swiss steak and then I didn't go back out to church for the backpack party. It poured down rain here for an hour. And then we were under severe thunderstorm warnings for over an hour.

Later Bob came over and we watched part of Dateline before we both got too tired and he went home. I went to bed about 10:00 again. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Laid Back Friday

This has been a restful day. Bob and I went to exercise class this morning. Afterward we went to Utopia for coffee and a cinnamon roll.  Then a little later I fixed lunch and I fixed an extra pork chop for Marilyn along with some fried potatoes and some sliced tomatoes. I took that lunch over to her after our lunch.

Then I came home and took a nap with Missy on my lap.

I am still looking for my Cox bill. It has not come yet.  I usually pay it on the 18th so I don't know when to expect it now.  I may have to call them to find out what it is since I went up a level and am going to have to pay for renting a box. All my other bills are paid now.

This evening I will go out to church and help set up for the backpack party tomorrow evening. I do not want to go to the backpack party.  Surely they will have enough help without me.

I will eat some yogurt for my supper. That will be nice and light.

More later....

I went out to church at 6:30 only to learn that the meeting was at 7:00. While I was there alone, I swept up the dead bugs (our church is in the country) and made some copies of class material  for tomorrow's adult class.  Finally Leslie, Melissa, Kelly, Mary Beth, Karan and Bobby came and we proceeded to lay out the materials and back packs for the kids.   I left at 9:00 and got home in time to watch the second half of Dateline.  I stayed up until 10:00.