Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday and Laundry and Cleaning

I got up before 6:00AM this morning and changed my bed. The laundry is finished but I need to get everything into the dryer.

The three cats came over for their breakfast so I fed them then I took the dishes in.

I will clean this morning since I never felt up to it last week. I also want to go out to Dollar General for some other things I need now. I will do that after I finish cleaning.

So more later....

I got the floors washed and the vacuuming done and then went out to Dollar General and bought what I needed. I am really tired now and have been watching the CBS news.

I even folded out the clothes from the dryer and put them away.

It's 10:00AM now and I will get back to my book. So more later....

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday and the Sermon

I slept pretty well last night. I did wake up a couple of times with noise outside. Once I got up and took my flashlight out to the second bedroom (den) and shined it out the door but could see nothing that would be making the noise. So I just went on back to bed. It's probably just the furnace making the noise but after that attempted break in next door in this duplex last month, I am cautious.

I got up shortly before 5:00AM. I had my oatmeal and coffee and chai and started the coffee cake for the Sunday school class.  It is in the oven now. I took my blood pressure again this morning. It has been weird ever since I gave blood last week.Yesterday it was 155/69 and heart rate of 89...way too fast. It is usually about 62.  This morning it was 138/62 with heart rate of 78...still faster then usual.  Oh well, I have a 10:30AM appointment with the doctor Wednesday. I am hoping by then everything will be back to normal.

I have the sermon at church this morning. The theme today is from Isaiah and I prefer doing the message on the New Testament. I had to work to make the theme more about Jesus and his message of love and peace.

The coffeecake is nearly finished baking. I will take it out of the oven to cool in a bit then ice it after it cools.

Two of the cats are out there and so I took out their food. Yellow Tom was out there too.

Mama cat is the only one out there now. So I brought in the bowls as soon as she was finished eating.

The coffee cake is cooling now.

More later....

I got the coffee cake iced after it was cool and about   8:15AM I loaded things into the car and took off for the church. I got the worship center done and cut the coffeecake and did some cleaning.

After the church school class arrived, we had our lesson. At about 10:45, we got ready for the worship service. I have the service this Sunday. I was not altogether happy with my message but since it was taken from Isaiah, I was not sure why that theme was chosen,  I prefer the New Testament.

After church Phyllis and I went over to Cherryvale to "Just Us" for lunch. It was very good and the were mostly full.

Then I took Phyllis back to the church to get her car and I came on back home. I read for awhile and then later in the afternoon I went over to Nancy's to take her the leftover coffeecake. Once again she was hurting with her arthritis.

I stayed until her caregiver came to make sure she took her meds. Then I left and came home to read the rest of my book.

I read until 7:00PM, when I took my bath and then came back to my book until 9:00PM when I went on to bed.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Saturday and Another Good Night's Sleep

I slept well last night and I got up about 5:45AM. I dressed and had my breakfast and then checked out the cats. All three were out there. Mama cat, Big Yellow Tom and young yellow. So I took out the divided dish and the two blue bowls, They ate all they wanted and disappeared. I will go out and get the bowls in a minute.

I had asked Leslie about Raven's progress. Raven is Leslie's sweet little Corgi. The Blue Heeler , Octavia, had attacked her and really hurt her and in fact had torn her ball joint on one of her legs. They only noticed it when they saw Raven limping on that leg and took her to the vet. He x-rayed her leg and saw the terrible damage. He sent her to take Raven to Tulsa to a surgeon for a surgery on the leg. That surgery didn't work out well as the joint appeared to be shattered so she has had another surgery in hopes of getting it repaired with a pin.  She must have spent a fortune on that surgeon. If I were them, I would get rid of that Blue Heeler as soon as she has her pups weaned. They are due in February. They had thought the last time Raven was injured last year that a coyote had got her but after this time, they realized it was Octavia that had torn her up that time too.

More later...

I went by Nancy's this morning to see if she wanted to go to Independence with me and she was still in her nightgown and had been sleeping on the sofa. She was sick to her stomach and also aching all over from her arthritis. She was not up to going.

Then after that I went to the library here in Caney. I was telling the librarian how much I enjoyed the blackberries I had got from the Food Pantry and she gave me three more packages of them. She can't eat them. I put them in my frig and will fix them later.  I will take the veggies to Bob tomorrow morning and he can put them on the "free" table at Sycamore Landing. They will use them.

I went up to Independence to do some shopping that Johnna wanted us to start, I bought two washcloths and two bars of soap at Dollar Tree. Then I went over to Big Cheese and had a personal pan pizza. It had been quite awhile since I had had one. Afterwards I went out to Dairy Queen and had a small blizzard.

Then I came back home to Caney. I will read if I can stay awake long enough.  I am pretty drowsy So more later....

I read until 7:00PM and then took my bath and read again until 9:00PM when I went on to bed.i

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday and Fairly Good Sleep

I woke up around 3:30AM and went to the bathroom and then it was off and on after that. It was nearly 5:00AM when  I finally got up. I dressed and came in the kitchen and made my coffee and oatmeal. I haven't fed the cats yet and haven't even checked to see how many are out there. I suppose I should do that now. It's 32 degrees out there and they will be very cold.

More in a minute....

Sure enough gray mama cat was waiting for me to feed her and another gray cat too that ran off when I opened the garage door. Now the big Tom cat is out there eating too. I took one of the blue bowls of food out for him. They are always very hungry. And now the other yellow cat is out there too so I took the other blue bowl of food out for him.

It supposed to snow today and rain on Tuesday.

I had another of my little dizzy spells this morning before I had my breakfast and a bottle of water. I will take my blood pressure again because that may be the problem. Well it was 144/79 with a heart rate of 77. That is weird. My heart rate is usually 60 or 62, and that blood pressure is kind of high for me too. Of course I took the blood pressure through my sweater and that may have made a difference.

It appears the cats are finished eating so I may as well take the bowls in again.

More later...

The mottled gray cat came back...the one that ran away when I opened the garage door earlier.  So I put the bowl of cat food back out there for him/her..whatever.

Oh well, this too will pass.

Leslie called me. She must have read this blog because she wanted me to go see the doctor about the dizziness. Dr. Christensen is not in on Fridays and so I called and made an appointment for Wednesday at 10:30 when I will be in Coffeyville anyhow.  Perhaps the occasional dizziness will have cleared up by then and I will just cancel the appointment if that happens.

I went by Nancy's to see if she wanted to go to lunch but she was still in bed and sick to her stomach again. So I just had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my lunch. I needed a few things from Walmart that I could not find Wednesday in Coffeyville so I decided to go to Bartlesville to get them as well as to get the gas I couldn't get on Wednesday in Coffeyville.

So I drove to Bartlesville and visited their Walmart where I found what I needed and then went out to the Walmart gas station where the price was $2.15 a gallon...even cheaper then the Woodshed in South Coffeyville.

I stopped at Braums and had their yogurt type Mix. It was o.k but not near as good as the Dairy Queen blizzard in Independence.

Then I came home and read my book until shortly after 7:00PM when I took my bath. I never even turned the TV on all evening. There wasn't anything I wanted to see anyhow. I read until almost 10:00PM and finally finished and went on to bed.

Thursday and Food Pantry

I slept fitfully last night but finally got up close to 6:00AM. I had my oatmeal and coffee and chai and then fed three cats again.... Mama cat and both yellow cats. Then I took the bowls in.

I read most all the morning. At lunch I had a frozen meal and some juice. I got notification of the food pantry being open today and since I had finished my blackberries, I thought I would see if they had any more. I went by Nancy's but couldn't raise her. She was probably still sleeping. So I went on to the food pantry. I got a bag of tomatoes and a head of lettuce and some more blackberries. I saw Suzanne there and she was going to bring me a sack so I thought I would take what I had to Nancy. I went by her house again this time and Dale was there so I got in. Sure enough she was still in her nightclothes. I took the groceries in and didn't stay long. Dale was there to check out her meds.

I came on back home and read my mail and put the groceries away. I will take them to church on Sunday and have Bob take them back to Sycamore Landing. They can always use them. I will keep the blackberries.

I read again until Suzanne came at 3:30PM or so and we went out to Sonic and had a drink and a visit.

I am still having occasional attacks of dizziness. I don't know what is going on with my body. Every once in awhile I have to sit down because my head is swimming.

In the evening I fed the cats again and watched some TV and finally read again until 7:00PM or so when I took my bath and read until bedtime.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday and an Uncertain Hair Day

It has snowed last night and Bob says it is raining over at Coffeyville too. I don't know whether to attempt to go to my hair appointment at 9:30AM or not. I probably won't go to breakfast and take Bob this morning because the road conditions are so uncertain today especially this early.

I'm not even sure I should chance these roads to go to my hair appointment at 9:30AM. ...especially if there is freezing rain under that snow. I will wait and see. At least it will be light by then. It's 7:00AM now and still dark out there.

Last night I was still dizzy and light headed. I took my blood pressure at 3:30AM this morning and it was 145/77 and my heart rate was 79. That is quite a bit higher. It is usually 60-62. The blood pressure was higher too. It was 121/ when I gave blood yesterday. (I forget the diastolic).

I have had my oatmeal and feel better now. I have also had my coffee. That helps..caffeine, helps too.

More later....

I went on over to Coffeyville at 8:30AM and went on to the  salon. In just a short time Toni was ready for me. She washed and blew dry my hair and afterward I went up to the library to read until time to go to the senior center for Skip Bo. I stopped at Brahms first and had hot chocolate and bought some cookies for our treat.

It drizzled all day but when I finished at the senior center the snow was gone.

I came home after Skip Bo.  I watched TV for awhile and then fed the cats. Mama cat and the two yellow cats, Big Yellow Tom and smaller yellow cat came. I fed them all and then  when they were finished I took in the bowls.

I don't want to feed a possum or any other wild animal.

I am about ready to take my bath and get ready for bed. It is 6:45PM so I have another hour and a half before I will go to bed.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday and Giving Blood

I started to sleep poorly again last night because my sinus' were draining and I was drowning in my own juices. Finally I got up and took a Benedryl tablet and got to sleep. I hate to take an antihistamine because they encourage dementia . I don't need that kind of problem at my age.

Anyhow I slept until almost 6:00AM this morning and finally got up at 6:00AM, dressed, and had my oatmeal, coffee and juice. It's 15 degrees this morning and the three little cats didn't stay long to eat. Big Yellow Tom and gray mama cat and little yellow were the ones who came. I haven't seen the others for weeks.

We are to get snow this evening and tonight.   My hair appointment and game day are tomorrow and I don't know whether I can get over there in rain and snow or not. I will just have to wait and see how bad it will be. I hate to cancel my hair appointment because it is so hard to reschedule with Toni. I will just play it by ear.

I am to give blood this morning at 10:00AM so I will leave here about 9:15AM or so. It's only 7:35AM right now and I want to watch "Bull" before I leave. I recorded it last night.

More later....

I left shortly before 9:00AM and got to Coffeyville and the Red Cross site  in plenty of time. I gave my blood in record time and felt fine. I ate a sandwich and drank some water and then stayed for my 2 hour volunteer escort service and felt fine.

After I left, I went out to Walmart and bought two coffee cake mixes. When I went to scan them I was very weak feeling. I put my head down briefly and then went out to the car. There I drank a small bottle of water and began to feel better and drove home to Caney. When I got back home I went to get my mail and put away my trash container in the garage once again I felt weak.

So I had a breakfast bar and some more water...

Then four cats, two yellow ones (big Yellow Tom and the younger yellow one) and the Gray mama cat. After they ate, I brought the bowls back in.

Now I found the  "Bull" I recorded and am going to watch that right now. So more later...

I took my bath and got ready for bed and then I  watched "Bull" and then at 9:00PM, I went on to bed. I felt wiped out.