Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday and a Hair Day

I slept well again last night but got up at 5:00AM. I need to leave here at 8:00AM to make my 8:30AM hair appointment. I have fed myself, dressed and fed the little gray cat and am having my Chai Latte now. It's only 6:10AM right  now so I have plenty of time.

I want to check the Coffeyville Walmart for those Walmart brand single meals. The Independence store didn't have too many. I want the sweet and sour chicken and they did not have those. They are only $1.88 in singles. You can't beat that for a meal. It's a lot cheaper then Schwans.

I am so glad I got the mowing done yesterday. We have a 70% chance of rain tonight.

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They are moving right along on my son and daughter-in-law's new home.

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Maybe they will be in it by fall after all.

He says "Back view bricking about finished. Rocking for the fire place soon and stain for the wood portions of the back porch. Then leveling of the back surrounding area with added dirt, pool/hot tub and retaining wall".
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Here is the front. 

He says: "Matching Shaker Wood to be added to upper white paper area's and two more dark metal pieces to both sides of the porch entry. Stone to the lower white paper area's around the home. Here they are working on the front porch."

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I got over to Coffeyville a little earlier then my appointment and Toni came out to the car and said to come on in...she was ready for me. I got my hair done and then I went out to the Coffeyville Walmart store where I found all the frozen Walmart single meals I was wanting. I bought five.  

The Schwan's man will be here Thursday afternoon with my Schwan's order.  I will just order the ice cream bars from him from now on. I prefer the Walmart dinners. Not only are they better but they are more like true single meals. Some of the Schwan's singles are too much food for me. I prefer Amy's soups too. I can get those from Walmart.

Then I came on home. The trash people came as soon as I got home so I put away my trash container too. So the lawn is mowed and the laundry is done and I will wash the floors and vacuum and dust on Thursday. That should catch me up on about everything. I do need to wash my car and clean out the inside.
So, more later...

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday and Another Good Night's Sleep

I have been sleeping so well lately!  I slept until 6:00AM this morning. I have dressed, watched the weather and had my breakfast and fed both the neighborhood cats. Now I am enjoying my Chai Latte.

If the rain holds off this morning, I want to mow the side and back yards. I am waiting for the dew to dry off the grass. I got the front mowed yesterday.  Tomorrow I get my hair done. I want to go up to Independence today sometime and get a print cartridge for my printer and a few other things I couldn't get at the Coffeyville Walmart day before yesterday.

I also want to do some more laundry...my towels etc. And I was happy to find the error in my checkbook this morning. I had entered one item twice in my checkbook. I finally found it.

Yesterday, I learned I had lost another classmate. I notified everyone by e-mail that had e-mail. The others will learn about it in December when I do the 2020 newsletter. There may be more at that time. We are only halfway through the year.

I want to go check the grass in the back yard and see if it is dry yet. So I will get back to this later...

I just checked and and the grass is still too wet to mow. But my flowerbed is thriving out there.

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I do need to weed it again though. So more later....

I got the flowerbed weeded and the laundry is in. When it is finished I want to go to Independence to their Walmart store.  Maybe when I get back I will be able to mow. We are forecast for rain today but I hope to get the yard mowed before it begins. I hope my luck holds. I would begin with the back. It is smaller.

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I went to Independence's Walmart store and they didn't have the "Nourish" bowls either. If I get them, I will have to get them at Chanute next time I am up there to see Gay.  I did get the new ink cartridge there but it was a mess getting up there from Caney. They are resurfacing highway 75 about where the airport there is and just south of town on 75 highway. They had a guide car and one lane traffic with a wait time for the guide car.  A real mess. When I came back I went down tenth street to the road that leads west to the Cessna plant and then around the mess. It was longer that way, but much faster not to have to wait in line for one lane traffic.

When I got home, Nancy was ready to go to lunch. When I went to pick her up she had Jess for company. He stayed awhile so we were late getting away. We finally got to Eggberts for lunch after 11:00PM.   Then after lunch, she wanted to go downtown and see if we could learn what was going into the old Gilliam store building. It had been painted and looked nice from the outside. But there was no sign of any information about what was going in there. Then she wanted to see what was going on at the museum and so that was our next stop.

If it doesn't rain this afternoon, I will try to get the yard mowed after it cools off some.

Right now I want to get my laundry out of the dryer. So more even later...

Early afternoon I mowed the back yard. It is small. Even at that, I was sweating badly.  So I left the side yard...considerably larger...for later...if it doesn't rain. 

I got the laundry finished and dried and put away and then watched three programs I had recorded on Tivo.  After that. I checked the weather and it was 77 degrees so I went back out and mowed the side yard. Now it is all finished for another week...hopefully. Usually I like to mow on Tuesday because my regular hair day is Wednesday.  Of course, tomorrow, because my hairdresser has dental appointments for her family in Springfield on Wednesday, it will be tomorrow. That's why I wanted to get the yard mowed today.

Now, I need a bath and clean PJs. It's almost 7:00PM and I like to get my bath about that time so I can be ready to go to bed at 9:00PM.  Tonight I should sleep like a baby. I am really tired after all that mowing.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday and Church

I slept well again last night. I woke up after 4:00AM and it was raining hard. About 5:00AM, I got up and dressed and made my coffee cake.

I have fed the little gray cat and myself. He/she ate everything in the bowl and didn't leave anything for the snails or the other yellow cat. That's fine! He/she is the small one who looked like a starving stray when I moved in here in January.

The coffeecake is out of the oven and cooling now. When it cools, I will put the icing on it.

I am glad I got the front lawn mowed last evening. I don't know when I will get the side and back done since it's supposed to rain almost all week.

I wonder how my daughter and son-in-law are doing at Roaring River?  They are there this weekend. I don't know if it's raining there.

More later....

We will have at least six gone from church today. We may have a very small congregation. ...especially since it's raining and forecast for even more.

We did have a small congregation today but it went well.

Bob and Phyllis and I went to "Just Us" for lunch and then Rick and Carmen came too. They were full! Luckily, I had called ahead with a reservation.

We had a good lunch! I drove. I had just filled up with gas yesterday.

I got home about 2:00PM and did the newsletters and also put together another two directories. On Tuesday, I will need to get another print cartridge. The one I had in there is fairly new and was an "extra" large one (and extra expensive)  but it ran out of the black ink today. I don't think it's even a month old. Still I will need one. I will just have to bite the bullet and buy another one.

I watched 60 Minutes after that and they had an extra program too and I watched it.

I went across the street and took my neighbor there one of the pieces of leftover coffeecake. I had only had two used out of the pan at church.  His name is "Tim" but I didn't catch his last name. He had John for his science teacher in high school. He had recognized him when the kids were here working on the mower last week. He seems like a nice young man. His wife is having a baby in two months and my new neighbors that are moving in next door next month are having one in nine weeks so I will have two new babies in the immediate neighborhood very soon.

I took Alice a couple of pieces of my coffeecake too.

I will go to bed shortly. It's been long day. I had hoped to mow this evening but I went out and checked out the grass about 7:00PM and it is still too wet to mow.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday and Home Again

I probably mentioned earlier this week that at the last minute, I decided to go on to Church camp...even though I could only stay until Saturday...this morning. I left early Thursday morning and was gone until early this morning. I enjoyed my visit there and renewing old acquaintances...some I don't see except once a year at the family camp. I spent quite a bit of time with Nolan..an old friend who is now almost completely blind. We visited each day and I mostly sat with him at services and meals. He is a nice man and has many friends there. I don't know a soul who doesn't like him. He lost his wife to cancer soon after I lost my Bob in 2010.

The camp seemed a little unorganized and it was quite rainy and chilly. I had meant to take my jacket but accidentally went off without it. I could have used it.

Ken Simpson and his wife, Elizabeth, came yesterday and left last night. Ken has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and they have taken away his driver's license.   So Elizabeth is doing all the driving. 

Family news: My daughter and son-in-law celebrated their 44th anniversary yesterday while I was gone...on June 14th.

Here is their photo.

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They have had a very good marriage. They take care of one another.

This little black snake was in the rafters all the time I was there.  It was cold most of the time so it didn't really go anywhere. And black snakes are good snakes to have around. At least that's what the farmers told me.

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I have unpacked and am running a load of laundry.  I finally got my bed stripped too and am washing the sheets.

I left camp this morning about 6:20. It rained off and on as I drove back home. And, of course, every time a semi passed me coming from the other direction, it threw so much water on my windshield that I was temporarily blinded in driving. The camp is about 95 miles from Caney. I got into Coffeyville about 8:00AM and stopped at Eggberts to have breakfast. Then I went out to the Woodshed and filled up my car with gas. After that I stopped at the Dollar General store and bought some small plates for the coffee cake tomorrow at Church School. I also went by the bank and withdrew some more cash for the week.

When I got home, I quickly unpacked and put everything away.

I had a letter from the wife of one of my classmates and I want to retype it and send it out the the class.

So, I will get back to this later...

After I finished getting that letter out to my classmates, I went by Nancy's home.  I stayed and visited with her for over an hour then came back home and re-made the bed and put away the laundry.

It's now 2:35PM in the afternoon.

I am going downtown to look into that place where Karan's step daughter has a resale shop. I am caught up now. I looked through the resale shop and had a chocolate milk shake while I was there. It was very good..

Then I came home and put away the laundry.  I saw the little gray cat and gave it some food. It probably had not eaten much since I had been gone. It cleaned up the bowl.

I watched some of the programs I had recorded while I was gone and then at 7:00PM, I went out and mowed the front yard.  That's all I could do. Hopefully after church tomorrow I will be able to finish the job. If not, maybe I can do it on Monday. I get my hair done on Tuesday this week. My hairdresser has dental appointments for her family in Springfield on Wednesday. So she will be gone then.

Then  Wednesday, afternoon Diana and Tony are coming to visit me. They are back for Bob on Father's Day tomorrow and will be here several days .

It's 9:30PM now and I have had my bath and am going on to bed. At least I have a nice clean bed now!

Tomorrow, I am presiding at church and also will take the coffeecake for the church school class.. Now I am going to bed!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday and a Coffeyville Day

I slept very well last night...again without Melatonin. I woke up a couple of times but got right back to sleep. It rained last night and thundered too. That just helped me to sleep.

Finally at a quarter past 6:00AM, I just got up. I got ready for my day and texted Bob to see if he wanted to eat breakfast with me. He did but he wanted to buy this time. I agreed. We had a nice breakfast at Eggberts and afterward I took him back home and then went to the bank for my money for the week. 

Then I went out to South Coffeyville and bought my gas. Then on to Walmart to get what little groceries I needed. I dropped by Toni's shop at a quarter past 9:00AM and sat in the car reading. After awhile, she saw me and came out to tell me she could get to me early. So I was finished long before 10:00AM. I stopped by Brahms and got my milk and yogurt after that and came on back home.

I haven't done much this afternoon but watch some programs on cold cases on Amazon Prime TV. I ate an ice cream bar for lunch and finished up my trail mix.  I will have yogurt for supper.

Tomorrow, I need to strip my bed and do my laundry.

More later...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday and a Cool Day

I slept very well again last night. I am hoping the days of not being about to sleep without melatonin are over.  I have dressed and had my breakfast and fed the little gray cat. I sat in the recliner and watched it eat. It is very shy. If I make any effort to get out of the chair, it runs away. I think it is just a stray and is wild. It used to be very scrawny but is looking pretty good after all these months I have been feeding it.

I don't have a plan for today. I charged the battery on the Works trimmer last evening and will finish trimming this morning while it is cool. It is 55 degrees out there this morning. It feels like "fall" for a change.  The yard looks nice since I mowed on Sunday afternoon and evening.

I may go out to Eggberts for lunch today. I like to do that about once a week. If I can catch Nancy, I will ask her to go too.

I should have stripped the bed this morning and washed the sheets but somehow I just wasn't up to it. Maybe I will do it on Thursday or Friday. By then I will have some more laundry and my towels too.

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Nancy came by while I was using the trimmer to edge the lawn. She wanted to go to brunch and I was happy to go with her. We went out to Eggbert's and had our "usual" lunch ... chicken salad on lettuce, a bowl of fruit and a warm muffin....with coffee. We sat and visited for an hour. Then she brought me home. She had errands to run. I will sweep off the walk and check out the trimming to be sure I got it all. It is 10:30AM now.  The temperature is up to 72 degrees now. It will be a nice day.

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I got the rest of the trimming finished and swept off everything.  I also read the new Reader's Digest. I watched a couple of programs I had recorded this afternoon and also just played some solitaire. I haven't done too much productive today outside of the trimming.

We may get some rain later tonight. I am glad I got the mowing and trimming finished. I will be going to Coffeyville tomorrow for my hair appointment and grocery shopping. Also, I want to stop by the Braum's store for  yogurt and milk before I leave town.  

It's 6:30PM  now and at 7:00PM, I will take my bath and get ready for bed. I will go to bed at 9:00PM.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday and A Free Day

I slept very well last night. It may have had something to do with the mowing I did yesterday afternoon and evening. I haven't had to take melatonin for several weeks now. I got up at my usual 5:00AM and had my oatmeal and coffee and chai. I had some leftover coffeecake too. I took a piece to Alice, my next door  neighbor, have saved one for Nancy and had the last one myself with my chai this morning.

I have no plans for today. Maybe I just need to rest.. I think I will eat my leftovers from Great China for lunch.

Karan contacted me today to ask me to preside for her on Sunday. We have a guest minister coming this next Sunday. I spent a little time putting together the bulletin and am prepared. I am so glad I decided not to go to camp this week. I just don't want to deal with my sleep problems away from home.

I may check in with Nancy today. She came by before I went to church yesterday morning and said she was having trouble finding me at home.  I went by her place Saturday morning to see her and she was not home. I was home all Saturday afternoon because Steve and Suzanne were here installing my new blinds for the living room. It must have been Friday when she couldn't find me home. That's when I went to Bartlesville and I went by her house before I went to Bartlesville to ask her to go with me and her car was there but she didn't answer the door or the phone so I think she must have been with Sandy.

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I went out to Dollar General and bought most of the stuff I wanted to get at Walmart on Wednesday. I wanted to hang one of those hooks in the center of my living room valence. It hung a little in the center. That fixed it.

I tried to call Nancy several times this morning and she is evidently not home. Then I went by Roger Burch's office and picked up my contact lens prescriptions and then afterward went by Nancy's home.

She didn't answer the doorbell so I assume she is still not home. I was going to ask her to go to brunch with me but I think I will just cook one of my turkey pot pies in the microwave and eat here at home.

I had accidentally left my Great China leftovers in the car so I had to just throw them away.  There weren't much of them anyhow.

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I had one of my turkey pot pies from Schwans and it was good. Later in the afternoon, Nancy came by and visited a couple of hours.  After she left, I had my yogurt and watched a program I had recorded until 9:00PM when I watched "Bull".  That about the only network program I like.

After it was over, I went on to bed at 10:00PM.