Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday and Lunch with Gay

I will go to exercise class this morning and then on to Cherryvale to the vet's to pick up Gays
drugs for her animals.  Then I will go on to Chanute to meet Gay for lunch. Her sister, Adele, will stay with their mother while we are downtown for lunch.

I slept kind of fitfully last night.  I don't know why. Maybe I napped too long yesterday afternoon. I fell asleep watching TV with Missy.

Bob is a little better and he intends to go to exercise class today too. We will take separate cars since I am going to Chanute after the class. I think he should not be going. He may spread whatever he has to other people. He is not well yet.

My daughter just called. They are having a "family" cookout on Monday and they have invited me. There is just going to be Jeromy,  my grandson, (their son) and his wife and children and me. Cyndi and Jeff will not be there..... nor any of the extended family. I am to take baked beans. She may make homemade ice cream...I hope so. I love homemade ice cream.

Bob just called. He has decided not to go to exercise class after all. Thank goodness! No one wants that stuff.  He sounds terrible. The cough syrup did help him sleep without coughing.

More later...




Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday and a Slow Day

I got up about 5:00 or shortly thereafter.  I dressed and got myself ready for the day and also fixed Missy her breakfast and myself mine. I don't know what I will do today. I will fix that chicken and fried potatoes for Bob's lunch and take it over to him. He said he had a good night's sleep...thanks to that cough medicine I took over to him.

Today is Thursday and there is nothing on the agenda except fixing that lunch and taking it over to Bob.

Maybe I will read and listen to the music on TV. I have that Bose sound system Scott bought for me and that TV music is as good as my Bose music system and it is in the living room and the other Bose system is in the dining room.

More later...

I cooked the chicken and also got that cough syrup renewed. I took the chicken and potatoes over to Bob and also I took the cough syrup over too. I told him to use what he needed. Then he can give what is left back to me and I will keep it until I need it again.

I lay down with Missy this afternoon and watched some TV and listened to the music.  Now I am ready to watch the CBS news.  Bob is not coming over. He thinks he is better and plans to go to exercise class tomorrow. I think that is a mistake but he has his own agency.

In a little bit, I will take my bath and put my PJs on and watch TV if I can find anything to watch.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday and Game Day

I slept pretty well last night. I did get up at 5:00AM  as usual. I got myself around for the day and also got Missy her treats and breakfast.

Bob is sick. He has what he thinks is a cold. It began just like mine did three weeks ago...with nausea and later diarrhea.  Now he just feels terrible. I will cook lunch as usual and take his over to him. He needs to stay in and away from people and get plenty of rest.  He really came down with a sore throat Monday evening and the cold yesterday and he had to go to the city commission meeting last night because they were voting on putting him on the senior citizen board. He has a two year term now. He felt so bad that he left the meeting early.

I guess I will go to exercise class this morning. Later I will go to game day at the senior center .after lunch. I want to vacuum a couple of rooms here this morning. It will probably be the dining room and the living room. Carmen sleeps later and there is no sense disturbing her by doing the den and my bedroom that early. She and Rick live in the apartment behind me.  He has a job and he takes the car  to work but they only have the one car so she sleeps late.

I have nothing on the agenda for tomorrow. Friday I will meet my friend, Gay, for lunch.

I have no plan for Saturday either. But Sunday, I will go to church school and church and I preside that day. After church I will meet Ed and his wife, Carol, at Sirloin Stockade at 12:30 for lunch.   They are here for the Memorial Day weekend. Sometime that afternoon, my cousin's husband, Everett, and his daughter, Tricia, will come over to visit me. Depending on how Bob is feeling by then and doing by then, he may come over for the visit too. Everett's wife, Pat, was my sister's cousin too. She passed away several years ago.

More later....

I ended up vacuuming the entire apartment and did some extensive dusting and rearranging the files in the den. 

Then I went on to exercise class. Afterward I asked Marilyn L. if she would like to go somewhere for lunch. She agreed and I suggested Big Cheese in Independence. So I went out to Woodshed and filled up with gas and then picked her up at 11:00 and we drove to Independence again for lunch. We really enjoyed ourselves and I took her out to Quality Motors where she had a new battery put in her remote door opener.  They did that for free since she bought her car there.

Then we came back home and I dropped her off at home and went on to game day. The four of us  had a good time with that too. Marilyn didn't go. She needs a nap in the afternoon.

After game day, I came back home. I took the leftover pizza to Bob and also that cough medicine I used when I had that cough. I also took him the Reporter to read.

Needless to say I was very tired. I took my bath early and lay down with Missy to watch "Nature" on PBS. She loves that show and she lays next to me on the sofa and stays eyes glued to the screen.

I fell asleep for awhile and about 9:00 went to bed. She soon followed me.  She's sleeping behind me on the daybed now.

I called and tried to get Dr. Gillis to renew it for me but I doubt he would since it has codeine in it. He likes to see his patients before prescribing anything for them....ah, the mighty dollar!  I only go to the doctor twice a year and then only to have my thyroid med dosage checked out out. I am seldom sick. Even when I am sick, it has to be very bad before I go to the doctor. I don't have much confidence in them. They have been wrong too many times in my experience.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday and Hairdo Day

I got up about 5:00 as usual. I am to go to Independence this morning and get my hair done. On the way back, I will stop at our church and put the towels I washed in the drawer and remake the baby bed in the nursery. I washed the sheet on the baby bed.

At 10:30 until 12:30, I will act as an escort at the Red Cross bloodmobile. Some folks get very weak after giving blood.  I will catch something to eat after that.  Bob plans to go to Independence by himself this morning and visit his sister, Betty. Perhaps they will have lunch somewhere.

We will have chicken tomorrow. I have it thawing in the frig. I have some potatoes I will fry to serve with it. Also, I will put a veggie with it. I still have pudding in the frig that we can have for dessert.

Now I need to remake my bed. So more later....

I got back to Coffeyville at 9:30 and remade my bed then hurried up to the Baptist Church for the stint of escort at the Red Cross bloodmobile.  After that, I stopped at Dairy Queen in Independence and quickly had a blizzard before going over to Juanita's to balance her checkbook. I also wrote a couple of checks for her. I got home at 3:30 and lay down for a little while. I talked to Bob. He has developed a terrible cold and is miserable.  I will fix the chicken and take his to him tomorrow. I will fry those potatoes too and take them over.  He may have a salad.

Finally the paper came and I read it. I will take it to Bob tomorrow so he can read it.  He is to go to the Commission meeting this evening to speak for why he wants to be on the board of the Senior Center. I hope they do that first so he can leave to get back to his apartment.

I will watch TV for awhile and then go to bed.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday and Exercises

I will pick up Bob for exercise class today.  He has been driving most days.

After I got myself around for the day, I took Missy out on the patio for awhile. All of a sudden and small yappy dog came running up the sidewalk after her and she scatted around the building to the carport door. I didn't know she could still run that fast. When I got around there, she wanted back in the apartment.

 It is dreary and overcast today after a lovely sunshiny day yesterday. We have a chance of scattered showers today.

I will go to exercise class and afterward, clean the bathroom and kitchen. Then I will start lunch. We will have tuna croquettes and fried potatoes as well as a veggie. ...probably green beans.  Bob will bring a salad.  I still have cookies, cupcakes and puddings for dessert.  Surely one will work. This afternoon I will need to get some groceries and will go out to Walmart.

Tomorrow I will go to Independence to get my hair done and then come back home to work at the bloodmobile from 10:30 until 12:30.  Then Bob and I will go somewhere for lunch...probably Sirloin Stockade.

Juanita probably has her bank statement by now but I will need to go up there to balance her checkbook another day.  The bloodmobile is scheduled for tomorrow.  Then tomorrow afternoon I will vacuum two rooms and do my laundry.  It will be a busy day.

More later.....

I have my laundry in the dryer now. We had our dinner and it turned out fine. We had the rest of the cupcakes for dessert.  I sent the leftovers home with Bob.  he can eat them for his supper if he wants.
I will do the bathroom and kitchen floors and then lay down for awhile. I just got back from Walmart. I spent almost $30.00 on just 7 things on my list.  It's terrible the cost of groceries anymore.

More even later..

This is the bird I saw on my bird feeder on Saturday. I couldn't find it in my bird book but I found it online It' s a ruby crowned kinglet.



Isn't it cute? I had never seen one here before.

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 Bob left just after 6:00.  Missy and I watched TV for awhile and then I went to bed about 9:30

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday and Church and Living the Questions Group

I slept well again last night. I took my Zrytec before bed and that helps me sleep by drying up my sinus drainage.

I got up at 5:00 AM or shortly after, fed Missy and myself and read the newspaper. Then I worked the crossword puzzle and came into the den and checked my e-mail.  I got my bill from Goody's and scheduled it to be paid. It wasn't much. It was for my latest pair of shoes...the Sketchers.  They were on sale so I had bought them.

I will go to church this morning and afterward, Bob and I plan to go to The Railroad Inn for lunch. That is an Italian restaurant. I know it doesn't sound like it but it is. It has been a long time since we've been there for lunch. I will call later and try to make a reservation.  They may be very busy.

Tonight we will have supper and Living the Questions group at Marilyn's. She likes to hold her class at 6:00 and have us all over for dinner first. I will fix my baked beans this afternoon.    

Now. I had better take Missy out for awhile on the patio. She has waited patiently for that.

Back later...

There were 19 at church. Several were away for graduation services. But my new neighbors, Rock and Carmen were there. Everyone welcomed them too.  Rick had sent me over a burrito filled with eggs for breakfast and I ate it before we left for Church School.

After church, Bob and I invited them to come to lunch with us but they had other plans so they took a rain check.  Bob and I went over to Just Us instead...by ourselves. Both Phyllis and Karan were out of town for graduation services.

After I got home I did my congregational newsletters.

Betty had had Steve mow the yard and it looked really nice.  I am so glad she has decided to have the lawn mowed every week. It will look so much nicer all the time.

More later...

I got my baked beans baked for tonight's dinner at Marilyn's house.  I just heard from Mona. They moved on Thursday. They have been unpacking ever since and she is exhausted.  She doesn't think they will make tonight's meeting. I had a text earlier that Karan won't make it either. It was 3:25 and she was still at the graduation. I imagine she will come back home in the morning. That's a long trip after dark and she is by herself.

I will pick up Gary at 5:40. He doesn't have a car and I always pick him up.

I picked up Gary at 5:40 and we went to the group meeting.  There were ten of us there. Two were new. They were John and Wendy. 

We didn't enjoy the new DVD as much as we thought. It was strictly a lecture. But it is something new.  Gary didn't enjoy it as much as he hoped. He prefers the variety of speakers sharing like the Saving Jesus DVD and the Living the Questions DVD.  I have to agree with him. But the fellowship afterward is very good. We stayed until 9:00 and then I took Gary home and came home myself. I took my bath and went to bed at almost 9:30...late for me. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday and Breakfast Out

Bob will pick me up later this morning...close to 7:00... and we will try to get a warm breakfast at Eggberts again. I am really getting tired of eating cold food there but I know Bob prefers it to Sirloin Stockade for breakfast.

I slept fairly well last night. The storm started again later ...I don't remember what time but it did wake me up. I stayed in bed though until the middle of the night when I woke up again and this time I went to the bathroom and took my thyroid med. This hacking cough hangs on... though although not at night when I take the Zrytac.

The huge limb that was hanging over Merrill's driveway fell down during yesterday's wind storm and it hit the tailgate of his pickup and put a dent in it. I took some photos after he began cleaning up the mess. I'll try to remember to post them here. Unfortunately, I didn't think about getting a photo of the entire mess. Merrill had begun the cleanup before I thought of it.


Here's the other one.


By the time I got these photos, Merrill had it almost cleaned up. He was really unhappy! I can't blame him.

Missy hasn't had her breakfast yet so I will get back to this later.

I fed her and took her outside briefly. I saw something I had not seen in a couple of years out there...a fox....a full grown fox. I didn't have a camera handy or I would have taken a photo.

Breakfast was good. At least it was hotter. I got back home and wanted to see if the fox was still out there. He wasn't.  They usually come out fairly early in the morning.

More later...Maybe I will get some photos of the 97th birthday get together we have for Wayne this morning at 10:30.

Well, the party went fine. There were already two folks there when we got there and after the one man left we finally got to visit with Wayne and Merrill.  Vic was there and brought a lot of bear claws so we didn't eat too many of Marilyn's cookies.   She gave most of them to me and also gave me some fudge. She makes very good fudge. We did have a god visit with Wayne and Merrill though. We got back about noon. I won't fix lunch since I had goodies this morning after a big breakfast.

More later...

I rested in the afternoon with Missy on the sofa. Carmen, from next door came over and woke me up. Rick told her I might be asleep but she didn't believe him. She had been to a garage sale and had bought a lot of lovely shoes that didn't even appear to have been worn at all.  She also got a couple of posters for the living room wall and a manicure set.   She wanted to show me all her purchases. She is really a sweet person...very childlike though.

I didn't fix any lunch today. Bob and I both had cookies and a piece of fudge that Marilyn gave me. I shared a little of it with Bob.

He came back about 4:00 and got some pecans for his banana nut bread. I will buy another bag this week for next Sunday's coffeecake.  He stayed until after 6:00.

Keith called this evening and suggested that he might drive down here from Ft. Leavenworth in June to visit me. He will be in a training class for three days beginning on that Monday in June. If he can get permission from his new employer, he will rent a car on Saturday and come visit me that weekend before his classes begin on Monday. If that works out, Esther will come too. That would be terrific! I haven't seen him since my 80th surprise birthday party.

There was nothing worth watching on TV. Tulsa had just their weather going and we are 72 miles north of Tulsa. Their weather doesn't usually affect us.  So I watched the weather channel instead. I went to bed shortly after 9:00.