Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday and Work Again

I slept well last night with no leg pain. I went to bed a little later and that may have made the difference. We had a nice meeting at Bobby and Karan's although Joyce and Keith had gone to Louisiana for a family funeral so we had a smaller group. There were eight of us. I will have the next meeting on December 7th.

Missy was a little impatient with me this morning when I didn't get to the kitchen fast enough to suit her and she scratched me on the ankle. I swatted her behind for that and she has settled down. That cat!

Today I will fix lunch before I leave for Independence to balance Juanita's checkbook.  That way I won't feel rushed afterward. I am having something called skillet mac and beef. It's quick and easy and I will serve it with green beans and garlic toast. Bob will bring coleslaw.  I will fix pudding for dessert and I still have cookies.  We will have hot tea with it.

We should be well finished with lunch before I leave for work.

More later.....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Morning and Church

I had an amazing experience last night. Once again I awoke with a cramp in my right leg. I finally got up and went into the bathroom and found those Hyland leg cramp tablets they gave us as samples at the senior center and took two. Within fifteen minutes the leg cramp was gone.  When I got up I researched the tablets on the computer and could see nothing wrong with taking them so I went to Amazon and ordered a bottle of 100 of those little tablets. I had over $8.00 in rewards so I applied them to the order and it ended up just costing me a little over $2.00 and free shipping from that company. Maybe I can pick up some more samples that will hold me until my order arrives the first week in December.

Bob will come over later this morning for coffee. He has nothing in the house for breakfast so I offered to brown some biscuits for us. I have bought some blackberry jam and we will put that on them too. I also have two bananas.  I have some cereal and even oatmeal  I offered to fix but he just wants a biscuit and coffee. I think he really will like his new apartment. It's very nice and a lot cheaper rent then the fourplex. If they had any two bedroom apartments and if they had carports, I would be tempted to go there too.  But I want to keep my car protected from hail and also I need two bedrooms for a place for my computers and guests too.

Leslie, my daughter, is going to go over to his place after lunch today and hook up his TV.  I have never learned how to do that and she is so technically savvy.  She hooked mine up here at the apartment and his too when he moved into this fourplex last year.

I preside at church this morning so I will also have to print off the bulletins when we get to church.

More later...

Well, I got everything done I could here at home and the church service went fine. Karan always does a good job.  A group of us ate at Sirloin Stockade for lunch. My daughter went to hook up Bob's TV afterward and for some reason couldn't get it done.  She thinks she tried to hook the cable into the TV and she thinks it should be hooked into the box and called him to try that.  He's not particularly worried about that and if that doesn't work, he will call Cox to do it.

I got the congregational letters out and on the mailbox this afternoon.

Tonight we will meet with the Living the Questions group at Karan's at 7:00 PM. Then in the morning I need to go up to Juanita's at 9:00 AM and balance her checkbook again before I fix lunch and go to work.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday and Breakfast

Bob came over about 6:30 and we went to breakfast early because the mover is supposed to be here at 8:00 and that's just thirty minutes from now.  Bob will be moving to his new apartment today and it is about three blocks from here.

I will vacuum and dust this morning. I did the laundry last night and folded it out this morning after I got home from breakfast. I simply cannot find time to get everything done anymore what with exercise classes three days a week and cooking.

I had a problem sleeping again last night. I went to bed about 9:00  and awoke at 1:00 with my right leg aching again.  I got up and took an Aleve but couldn't get back to sleep. I got up in about an hour and took a melatonin again and finally got back to sleep until 5:30.

I like my job at the library but so far have mostly bound up the old newspapers to get them ready to be recycled.  The back room there at the library is a real mess.  Maybe it happened when they were doing the renovation but I think it is time to reorganize that area.  Maybe I can get Katie, the librarian, to tell me how she wants it done and I can do that as a part of my responsibility.

More later....

Well, I got the apartment vacuumed and dusted. Now all I have to do is mop the kitchen and bathroom floors and wipe down the cabinet tops. I think I will do that later. I am very tired.

I notice the movers are gone over at Bob's apartment.  It took them just an hour to load up his furniture. He will take the next week or ten days to move the rest of his boxes. He is paid up over here for the rest of the month.

I will rest awhile and then decide what I'm going to do with the rest of the day.

More later....

About 10:00 this morning, Bob called and said, "Help"....he had more furniture then he had  space. I went over there and Denise, his daughter was helping too. She had been carrying some boxes in and was exhausted. The movers had moved him in and were waiting to get paid.  I wrote his check and he signed it.

I moved his desk over to the south wall so he could get his recliner into the corner.  Then I put his wicker chair in the kitchen and the rocker in the bedroom. I put a lot of extra blankets on a shelf in the large closet off the bathroom. He insisted on taking me over to "Just Us" in Cherryvale for lunch.  He had invited Denise but she was very tired and just wanted to finish up and go home. Later Denise and I hung his valences in the kitchen and later after lunch, I hung his valences in the bedroom.  He came over for awhile for wine and a couple of cookies after 5:00. But he was really tired and went on home to get some rest. I think he has overdone it.  I am tired but not exhausted.  I will take my bath in a little while and see what's on TV. If I can't find anything I will read until time to go to bed.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Again and Forecast of Rain

I had a bad night last night. I awoke at 10:30 with my right leg aching.  I got up and took an Aleve but I awoke again at 12:00 and it was still aching so I took another Aleve. It was a lot better after that but still hurt. I ended up just getting up around 4:00 AM. I will be tired tonight.

I will fix chicken tenders for lunch with mashed potatoes and gravy and a veggie. Bob will bring a salad and we will have fruit and cookies for dessert.

I hope the librarian was able to find some more twine. I want to get those papers bound up and ready to be recycled. Yesterday was exhausting.

Bob will move tomorrow. It's supposed to rain. I don't know how Dustin will handle that. Actually, it's supposed to start raining today.

More later....

I went to exercise class this morning and afterward, I brought Bob home to finish his packing.  Then I went back to Utopia for coffee. Sonya was there and bought everyone's cinnamon roll! She is the Administrator of Windsor Place. That was very nice of her. When I got out of there, it was pouring and the streets were full of water so I waded, shoes and all over to my car and into it. I have my shoes and socks off now drying out. In a minute I will start lunch.

More even later....

My lunch turned out well. Then I went to work. I finished bundling up all the newspapers and even organized their little kitchen's cabinets. Some high school kids were in the teen area making a lot of noise.  No one was doing anything about it and so I went in there and told them this was a library and they needed to quiet down. That helped. Then I noticed one of them had tracked in mud on our new carpet. I found some carpet cleaner and a brush and some cloths and cleaned it up. I found the boy who tracked it in and told him to wipe his feet on the several mats out in the foyer and just into the front door next time he came to the library. Later I saw two teenagers making out in there hugging and kissing. I went back in there and told them that sort of behavior was inappropriate in the library.  Finally Adrian came in and thanked me for doing that. He said they refuse to listen to him or the other junior librarian. I told him he should tell them they either observe the rules or they can not come back in the library. I don't think they have the backbone for that.

I consider it tragic these kids don't seem to know better.

I finally came on home and ate the last of my yogurt for supper. Bob came over for wine and TV but since there was nothing much to watch on TV, he went home about 7:00 and I took my bath and put my PJs on. Now I'm doing a load of laundry. I will try to stay up until 9:00.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday Work Day

I slept pretty well last night. I was so tired. I did wake up at 1:00 and could not get back to sleep until I got back up and took a melatonin tablet. Then I slept until 5:30.

I am going to bake cookies this morning and also go to the market. I need a few things.

We will have the rest of our stew for lunch today.  I will bake some more biscuits to go with it. We will have hot tea with it. I will fix something light for dessert...probably fruit.  We can have a cookie with that.

I will sort the rest of the newspapers at work today if I don't run out of twine to tie them up with.  I shelf read the DVDs for awhile yesterday...just for a break from handling all that newspaper. 

I am considering attending the job fair at the college tonight. That would be good for the job search I am required to do.

My daughter told me yesterday she intends to invite my niece  and great niece and brother-in-law for Thanksgiving next week. They would be alone at Thanksgiving and my niece is having a hard time adjusting to the loss of her husband last month.  I think that's a good idea. I know what a struggle that adjustment is for some. My niece is shy and does not have a lot of friends she can do things with. Luckily she has her youngest daughter still at home and in college.  I am to take green bean casserole and my Bob's Waldorf fruit salad. She is going to take care of everything else.  Bob says he is going to take wine.

Bob's older daughter and her husband  will be here to see them on Friday. They will eat their Friday meal out since he will just barely be moved in his new apartment and still not settled in.

More later....

I had a real rough day today. I bundled up old papers until I ran out of twine.  Then I gathered up all the old papers that I will need to tie into bundles and set them down on the lower shelves and labeled them to either be bundled or not to be bundled.  I also filed DVDs and filed the boxes in the library.

I was going to attend a job fair after work but was just too tired to do it.

When I got home, Bob came over for wine. I didn't have a chance to eat anything until he went home and then I ate some yogurt and took my bath and put my PJs on and watched the president's speech on my computer.  In my opinion, he made perfect sense.  If Congress doesn't like what he has done, they can pass their own comprehensive immigration bill. If you check on the internet, you will fine many other presidents, including all Republicans have used executive orders to accomplish legislation they cannot get done any other way.  The latest being the first Bush and Reagan. 

At 9:00, I went to bed. I hope I can sleep tonight without melatonin.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Hair Appointment

Today I have a hair appointment in Independence at 9:30.  I am thinking seriously about just washing it myself and just having the haircut done every three weeks. I really can't spare the time to go up there every week for what little hair I have. I will miss exercise class today. Luckily I have chili left over from last Monday and I will serve it over baked potato with cheese for lunch.

At 11:00 yesterday Bob and I went over to Sycamore Landing for him to sign the lease. I went along to make out his checks for him. His essential tremor makes it hard for him to write. Then we went to the utility company to get the electricity in his name and afterward we went to Arby's for a roast beef sandwich etc, for lunch. He bought my lunch. That was nice of him. Then I went on to work.

I worked hard at the library yesterday. There weren't as many DVDs to put away and file but after I got that finished, I worked the rest of the afternoon on getting the morgue organized. I'm a long way from finished. The newspapers were mostly mixed up. They need to be kept in order from January at the bottom to December at the top with the earliest dated ones under the later dated ones. I got the local papers, both the Coffeyville Journal and the Independence Reporter, for 2014 finished. Today I will work on 2013 and 2012. When I finish those I will start on all the others.  They get the Wichita Eagle, Kansas City Star, Wall Street Journal, Tulsa World, USA Today and the County Chronicle. So I have a big job ahead of me.  Climbing up and down a ladder was hard on my right leg, which I have some trouble with already.  I awoke last night with it aching. Finally I got up and took an Aleve. That took care of the pain.

I got up at 4:30 this morning. Yesterday I learned that Phyllis, whose idea it is to have an 80th Birthday Bash next year, cannot come to the meeting we planned. She has a doctor's appointment that day in Bartlesville. Then I learned that John cannot get his wife around that early for her caregiver. So I will send out another letter this evening changing the meeting date to the next day at 9:30 to accommodate them.  Neither Larry nor I are even interested in doing this birthday bash thing.  It's an inconvenience to me but it seems important to my classmates so I guess I will make the effort.

More later.....

I composed another letter and mailed it out to all the local classmates.  I changed the day and time of the meeting and I know everyone will not be pleased but there is no way to please everyone.

I got all the newspapers sorted at work and then learned that they had kept them a lot longer then necessary. The have to have the past two years of the local newspaper microfilmed before those can be bound and recycled.  But they only need six months of the Reporter and only three months of all the rest. So I spent the last hour of my time, binding the 2011 and 2012 Reporters to be taken to Owasso to be recycled. Today I will bind up all of 2013 of the Reporter and work on all the rest binding them up to be recycled....all but the last three months. My hands were stained by newspaper ink and it took some scrubbing to get them clean. I applied lotion on them afterward because they were so dry. 

Bob came over for wine and the last cookie last evening but he left at 7:00.  I took my bath and ended up going to bed at 8:00.....I was so tired. He was probably tired too. He is moving this week and has been taking boxes over to his new apartment and unpacking them.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday and Eating Out

I am going with Bob over to his new apartment to make out the checks for him. He has essential tremor.  He will sign them, of course. His appointment is at 11:00 and I probably won't have time to get lunch on the table before 1:00 when I need to be at work. So we will stop at Arby's or somewhere like that and get a sandwich.

I went over a little while ago and helped him get the leaf out of his table. He will have a lot more room in his new apartment without the leaf in the table. He can put the leaf under his bed over there.

I put away the dishes in my dishwasher this morning and finished reading a couple of magazines and took Time over for him to read.

I spent a lot of time at work yesterday just putting away the DVDs and filing the cases in the proper bookcases.  Then one of the librarians, Adrian, showed me how to file the newspapers in the morgue. That needs to be completely redone and I will take that on as a project for any spare time I have.

I am really going to enjoy this job.I know.  I like all these folks and they have been very helpful to me.  It will be very good to have enough extra money to get that car paid off early too. I am concerned if something happened to me that my kids would be stuck with paying off that car.

I got some bird seed yesterday and filled my bird feeder and the little birds have been busy eating out of it. I have filled it twice now. They may eat up all my extra money. :) Missy likes to lay here next to my chair and watch them eat. It must entertain her even though she couldn't catch them anymore even if she was out there. She seems to have a lot of arthritis. As she lies down, she usually cries out a little.  I have had to put the ottoman at the end of my bed so she can climb up there.