Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Again

It's Saturday again. This morning I will meet my brother-in-law for breakfast and then later on this morning we will go to Joplin to eat at Olive Garden and walk the mall there.

Last night there was simply nothing worth watching on TV so I read my book. I have three books started and have gradually lost interest in reading them. I am reading The Underground Church. I don't know how many of you readers have read it but I highly recommend it. It traces the journey of the Christian church from it's very earliest inception to the present day and the way the entire movement has changed it's basic message from meeting the needs of those in need to an emphasis on personal salvation.

I don't know how much others have noticed the fact that our young people are leaving the traditional church in droves. They see it as irrelevant. Actually our faith should be apparent in the way we live and how we teat others and not in what we say we believe. Faith, after all, means "trust".

Just a thought to begin the day.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Busy Friday

I went to Independence this morning for my 7:00 hair appointment. Afterward I went out to their Wal Mart to do my little bit of grocery shopping. While I was in the parking lot, I called Juanita to see how her life was going. She had had a disastrous week. Yesterday she had a panic attack and her granddaughter took her to the hospital where they discovered she had atrial fibrillation. They gave her the intravenous injection that restored her heart to it's proper beat. Then they referred her to a cardiologist in Bartlesville.

The trouble is, between her glaucoma and her other eye problem, macular degeneration, she can no longer drive. Her granddaughter has a very demanding job and is not sure she can get off work to take her to her Monday afternoon appointment. She was going to have to let her know. I told her I would take off Monday afternoon and take her to Bartlesville to her appointment. I can make up the lost time on Friday morning next week.

I called my boss and made the necessary arrangements and then called the doctor's office to learn just where the office was located. Then I called Juanita back and told her it was all arranged. She breathed a sigh of relief. It's not a big deal to me but it was a big deal for her. Bless her heart. She's 90 years old and everything is a huge deal to her anymore. She still lives at home with her two Shiatsu dogs.

Then I went out to see my sister at Windsor Place. She was asleep again but I stayed about twenty minutes. At least I got to see her.

Then I went to my doctor's appointment. He took my blood pressure and visited with me awhile. I will see him in July for my blood test for my thyroid. I was all set to argue with him about having canceled my mammography but he seemed to accept that I was not going to have any routine screenings at my age. According to the government's National Health Interview Survey, (of the Archives of Internal Medicine,) published in December of 2011, those over 75 no longer need those routine screenings. I am not having a colonoscopy either. I told him my philosophy for staying healthy was to stay as far away from hospitals and doctor's offices as possible and to keep an attitude that I was going to be healthy. He laughed at that and agreed.

As I was leaving the doctor's office my brother-in-law called and asked me to go to lunch with him. I agreed. It had been awhile since we had had Mexican food so that's what we had.

Tomorrow we will go to Joplin to the Olive Garden for soup and salad and walk the mall there. It's supposed to be a beautiful day. I am ready for a beautiful day.

I got my laundry done this morning and my house vacuumed too. Now I have to dust and clean the bathrooms.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday At Last

I am so glad I don't have to work tomorrow. I am ready for some time off. I have laundry to do and the house to clean. I have a hair appointment tomorrow at 7:00 AM but then I am free for the rest of the day to do my laundry and housework. It's way too wet to work in the yard. It has rained all week.

I came home at noon and fixed myself a grilled cheese sandwich. After work I went to Sonic and got a child's chicken strip dinner with a small coke. That filled me up.

Tonight I will probably watch a little TV. There's certainly not much on. I no longer enjoy This Old House since Bob is gone. We always enjoyed watching it together.

I have been wanting to finish my raking but certainly not now. It will take a week to dry out the ground. My peonies are growing though. They now have leaves and are about ten inches tall.

I received my pressure washer yesterday and will try to get it put together tomorrow while I'm off work. I want to clean off the patio when the weather dries out and also the front walk leading up to the house. If I can get them cleaned up, I will paint them with cement paint again. They are both peeling now.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday Lenten Luncheon

Today I will spend the day checking out the contents of the microfilm in the office. We cannot destroy any old files until we are sure they are on file somewhere. I will leave a little early at noon to pick up Bob A. to go to the Lenten Luncheons. They are always good food and some good testimonies. I go in a little early every morning to make up the time I lose at these affairs.

I received my new pressure washer today. I will wait until Friday when I have some time to open the box and see how it goes together. I will use it to pressure wash my patio floor and front porch area. Then I will repaint the floors of both this spring.

We are to have rain until Friday. Luckily, Friday is my day off. By then the lawn will be too water soaked to mow.

I got up this morning to recall that I was out of milk and creamer. So I cooked an omelet instead and had a piece of toast for breakfast. That was different. I usually have oatmeal.

I have had a headache for several days. I have it again this morning. I think it's the pressure because my sinus' burn and that's where the headache is located. I'll take a couple of aspirin and get my mind off it.

I also have a PINCH meeting this evening at 5:30. This will be a big day.

More later...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rain, Rain, Rain

O.K. Rain is nice but enough is enough. It's rained all day yesterday and will rain the rest of the week. We are under a flash flood watch. I have to take the cakes to Independence this morning and I will be doing it by myself. Bob A.'s car is in the garage this morning and he will not be able to go with me and help take them in. It will be raining as I do that. I will hold an umbrella with one hand and a cake with the other. How I will open the door, I don't have a clue. It will work out, I know. I will eat at Big Cheese after my hair appointment. Then I will come back to Coffeyville and go to work.

More later...

It worked out all right. By the time I got to Independence, the rain had let up considerably and I was able to get the cakes in just fine. It was a slow day at work but I managed to stay busy. I didn't eat at Big Cheese. I came home and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Tomorrow I will pick up my brother-in-law at 11:45 and we will go to the Lenten Luncheon again. Then afterward I will take him home and go on back to work.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another Monday

The forecast today is for partly cloudy skies. Last night they were forecasting large hail with rain today. It changed overnight.

Yesterday I heard from about my broken dishes. A few weeks ago, when I was entertaining the Living the Questions group, a shelf came down in my kitchen cabinets and five saucers and three cereal bowls were broken. Those dishes have been out of stock since the middle 70's. My grandchildren broke a couple of cereal bowls years ago and I was able to replace them at that site. Now I was able to order my three cereal bowls and I'm still waiting for them to find my five saucers. I ordered the cereal bowls yesterday. If I can find those five saucers, I will have a full set again.

I am baking my cakes this morning for the Christian Church in Independence. They will cool while I am at work and I will ice them this evening when I get off work. I just got the yellow cake out of the oven but the chocolate cake needs to bake a few more minutes.

Yesterday right after church, I went out to my grandson's house for Maia's second birthday party. She got a lot of neat gifts. I gave her one of those Hallmark books that makes sounds as you read the book and push buttons. She was quite taken with it. I had a sinus headache so I only stayed an hour. It was a family only party this year. She is such a cute kid.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Birthday Party

Today I had church school and church. Afterward Bob A. brought me home and I picked up my car and went out to my grandson's house for a birthday party for my great granddaughter, Maia. It was her second birthday. She was so cute!

She got a lot of nice toys and even a playhouse complete with stove. She also got a lot of nice clothing. I gave her a book that makes the noises that the book talks about. She seemed to really enjoy that too.

They served pizza and ice cream cake and ice cream.

I came home after about an hour. My allergies were kicking in again. All that raking yesterday and today's wind didn't help. It's supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow and also may hail tomorrow. I would like to leave my car at home and take a cab to work. I sure don't want hail on my car.

Tonight I will watch my favorite TV show, Harry's Law, after 60 Minutes. By then it may be raining.

I think I will have yogurt for supper.