Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday Thank Goodness

I slept pretty well last night. I spent the morning until time to meet the girls for breakfast, by cleaning the bathroom and the kitchen. In the morning I will vacuum.

But right now I have a rough place on a crown in my mouth and it's made my tongue sore. I took a rough emery board and tried to smooth it off some but it's still kind of rough. I guess I'll call the dentist in the morning. Another unusual expense I really can't afford.

I met the girls, at least two of them, for breakfast at 9:00 and didn't get back home until 10:30. Karan couldn't come.   I warmed up the goulash and toasted some garlic bread and Bob brought a salad.  I didn't have anything for dessert. I didn't take the time to make pudding.

When I went to work there weren't many DVDs to put away...just one basket. Then I put away the fiction books and cleaned a few DVDs before going to shelf read. I was glad to see 5:00 come.

I got home to my yogurt and Chia Latte. Later Bob came over and watched some reruns of Big Bang Theory.

Tomorrow afternoon  I will try to install my mini cable box. That will be a challenge since my Bose system remote operates my TV and the Bose system. I will have to call Bose to see if they can walk me through getting their remote to pick up the signal for the Cox mini cable box. This box is supposed to give me the new digital lineup.

I only work two hours in the morning.

Not much news. 


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday and Hump Day

I got up at 4:15 after a fitful night's sleep.  I don't know what the deal is...why I'm not sleeping well again. It's been off and on for awhile.

Today for lunch we will have a roast beef with potatoes and carrots and onions. Bob will bring a salad. I have some more fruit for dessert and this time I have whipped cream to add to it.  Some time ago, I had the butcher cut a larger roast in two and wrap them separately. This is the second half. I have the table set already. I try to do that right away and it cuts down on the amount of preparation I have to deal with.

Tomorrow we will have the leftover goulash from Monday.

I dug out some more things to put in the church's rummage sale September 11th and 12th.  I need to get some price stickers this morning to price everything I have taken out there. Saturday afternoon after Gay leaves, or maybe Friday after I get off work, I will go out there and get my stuff priced. I went out awhile ago to put that stuff in my car trunk and that stray cat that hurt Missy ran out from under my car. I'm so glad I didn't let her out.

My old friend, Gay, and I will meet at noon Saturday to have lunch at the sandwich shop in Dearing. She is looking for a new recliner so we will stop at Haymaker Furniture Store there and let her look.

More later...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday and A Better Day

Today was better. First of all, I had my hair cut and done. Then Bob and I went to Great China for lunch. That was really good! After that I took him home and went to work.

Today was an easier day at work too. I only had two boxes, double  stacked. I figure each level is 29 boxes so double stacked would be 58 in each basket plus any along the sides.

I put away the new fiction and magazines too. And then the part timer, Raye,  had me fill some of the TV program boxes so she could put them into larger boxes that will take up less room.

I left about ten minutes early.   But then I went in fifteen minutes early.

More later....

My Keurig coffee came today..and just in time too. I was out. I had found some on sale at the market and bought a small box to tide me over. Bob came over and picked his up and paid me for his order. He went home shortly after 7:00 and I took my bath and the regular routine.

I heard from Aime today that there is a snag in the hiring process at the college and they are trying to work it out. If they do, I will interview for their position and move from the library if they can use me.
I can only stay at the library until November anyhow. We can only stay at each site for one year and I started at the library in November last year.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday and Back to Work

Well, it's back to work this afternoon. It will be a huge day with the DVDs. It's unbelievable what the library has become...primarily a free DVD lending institution. Yes, there are many books checked out too but nothing like the volume of  DVDs......many, many of them for children. There will be several hundred to be put away this afternoon and it will take me most of the afternoon to do it. Standing on my feet for four hours straight is beginning to take it's toll on my body and my legs and feet.  But I only have another year and a month.

I slept well last night...primarily because I took a Benedril tablet when I went to bed.  I was so wound up with having messed with the computers so long I knew it would be hard to put my mind to rest.

Today we will have goulash for lunch. Bob has some garlic bread that he will drop by before he goes to work. We will have a salad and a veggie too. And I have some more fruit for dessert.

Leslie is going to drop by before lunch to check over the brochure I printed off yesterday afternoon and see if it meets with her approval. I changed the wording a bit. If it's o.k., I will print off a dozen or so for us to leave on the foyer table at church. The brochure simply gives our history as a congregation and our mission as a congregation.

More later....

Leslie showed me how to find the brochure and send it by email to her. Darn kids! Smarter then I am by far! It took her ten minutes to find that brochure.

The goulash was good and we took some of it to Marilyn R. my neighbor. She appreciated it.

My afternoon was a catastrophe. I had five baskets full of DVDs to put away.....doubled stacked. It took me from 12:40 until 3:30 to just get them all in the baskets and the DVDs into the machines. Then the next hour and a half I filed them in the bookcases.Then I filed  and put away the new fiction before I left. I came home and sat in my chair and drank my Chai Latte and ate my yogurt. I am exhausted!

Bob just texted me he wasn't coming over. He must be tired too.

In the morning I will pick him up at  8:30 and we will go to Independence to get my hair done and he will visit his sister, Betty, and pick me up when I am finished at the shop. Then we will eat either at Great China.... if they are opened again.... or at Big Cheese. Great China closes for a month so they can go back to China for a month each year. It's a family tradition.

I will get my bath early and put on my Pjs and sit in the recliner with Missy in my lap. I hope I can stay awake this evening.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday and the Sermon

Today I have the sermon at church. I got up really early this morning after not sleeping very well. I am concerned about the desktop computer's e-mail program.  I worked to resolve the problem for another hour but with no luck. It receives e-mail but will not send. Luckily I have this laptop and the old 2007 laptop with working e-mail programs.

I can't figure it out. The error message says "Cannot send the message. Verify the e-mail address in your account properties. The server responded 550.5.1.0 Authentication required." I looked at the properties but didn't see a place to verify the e-mail address in the account properties. I am relatively ignorant when it comes to computer problems.  Thank goodness my older son is an IT. When he gets a moment he may get it fixed.

I baked my coffeecake first thing this morning. It is on a rack cooling now. I will put a powered sugar fronting on it after it cools.  John, my son-in-law and the great grandchildren really look forward to it and I bake it every other Sunday for that reason. Bob bakes his pumpkin bread on the alternate Sunday mornings.

I'd better go over my sermon before it gets light or Missy will be wanting to go out on the carport.

When I get home after lunch I will do the newsletters on this computer so I can send it to multiple people from the congregation. Also, I have two or three that I send a hard copy.

More later...

Well the sermon went well and now I have the newsletters finished and ready to go out.  My older son, (the genius) contacted me and in five minutes, he had the desktop computer fixed. That's the one I spent three hours trying to fix yesterday and early this morning. I am so grateful! I should have just waited for him...that all.

They were having supper at Olive Garden yesterday evening...using the card I sent him for his birthday this month. They seemed to enjoy it so that was a good gift choice. 

Now it's three thirty and the work of the day is finished so I can read. Bob will be coming at 6:00 to watch 60 minutes. That's all for today.



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday and Joplin

This morning, Bob will come by and pick me up and we will go to Joplin to eat at Olive Garden. So we ate at home this morning. I had a bowl of cereal and juice and my first cup of coffee.

I have been watching the weather. It appears Florida will get the Erika hurricane. I hope Scott and Ginger's place on the island will be o.k.

My sheets are in the laundry now. As soon as that finishes I will put them in the dryer and go out on the carport with Missy. She has been pretty patient.

It is supposed to heat up into the 90s next week. That means I will be using my air conditioning more.  My electric bill in this all electric apartment was $101.12 this month and July/August was pretty cool. 

It rained again yesterday so the lawn was not mowed....again.  By Monday it will be three weeks since it was mowed. It was supposed to be mowed Tuesday but the mower was doing another yard first and the belt on his mower broke and they had to order one. It was to have been in on Thursday but it rained Thursday and Friday.  So now the lawn looks like it needs baling.

More later....

I got my bed remade and the laundry finished. I even took Missy out for 45 minutes. She lying here behind me on the daybed now. (getting cat hair all over it) I have some time to kill. Bob won't be by to pick me up until 10:00.

I have been reading a blog of an old friend of mine. He is so wise. If you're interested, you can find it here.

http://grantamused.blogspot.com/

More later...

We got back from Joplin about 3:30. We had a great lunch at Olive Garden and then went to the mall. I bought a new tablecloth at Bed Bath and Beyond.  That gives me three oval tablecloths. They are very hard to find in ovals. I have one beige, one green and now one gold/yellow.  I'd like another one but the one I bought was on sale for $4.99 so I can't complain.

I spent most of the evening trying to get  the e-mail program on the desktop computer fixed but it can only receive mail and not send any out so I will have to either use this one for e-mail or the old 2007 laptop that has Outlook Express on it. Bob came at 6:00 or so and we watched a movie and then I really needed to get my bath and get ready for bed so he left. There is nothing worth watching on TV anymore anyhow. I turn the weather on first thing and then turn to the news.  Then I usually turn on the music. With the Bose system Scott bought for me, it is really entertaining.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday At Last

Today I must go to the market. I am out of everything. I was going to go yesterday after breakfast with the Breakfast Club but it poured down rain. Earlier I was going to go on Wednesday but went to Utopia instead and met the exercise group for coffee. When I left there, I didn't have time to shop so I put it off another day.

Today we are simply having hamburgers and french fries for lunch. I will go to the market first thing this morning and take my list.

Another thing I put off was my house cleaning and washing and changing my sheets. I will try to do that today too.  Today is my two hour day at the library.

We are going to Joplin tomorrow. Bob still has his gift card for Olive Garden and we also want to go to the mall to check out TJ Maxx. The last time we were there, I got some great coffee for my Kerig coffee maker. ...and it was cheap.  We will not eat breakfast out in the morning because we want to be prepared for the Olive Garden feast. We want to save our appetite for that.

I slept well last night. I only got up in the night one time and I got right back to sleep after that and slept until 5:00.

More later...

I started  my housework and laundry this morning and got it all done except for my bedding in the laundry and the dusting and vacuuming the two bedrooms. Then Bob texted me and I went up to Utopia and had coffee and a banana nut bread. Then I came home and fixed lunch and went to work. When I got home from work at 3:00. I finished the vacuuming and put the laundry in the dryer. I still have to strip my bed and dust in the morning before we leave for Joplin. I will do my housework on Fridays from now on. I have shorter work days on Friday.