Saturday, March 2, 2013

Another Bad Night

I awoke at 3:30 this morning and just lay there until 4:00, realizing I wasn't going to be able to get back to sleep so I got up. I have a lot to do and cannot just lay around anymore. I did get a short nap yesterday afternoon late and Bob came to watch the news with me but he too was tired and went home early so I took my bath and went to bed at 8:00. At 9:30, the phone rang. It was my youngest son in Hawaii. He had a question for me but I had been sleeping so soundly I almost didn't wake up enough to answer the phone. I eventually did get back to sleep after that but it was after 10:00 some time.

Today I will meet Bob for breakfast at Eggberts. Afterward we will decide if we want to take a day and go to Joplin. He is looking for window treatments for his new house. It is just four rooms and a bath and is located across the street from my apartment. It's an old house that our common landlord had moved in there. It will take some fixing up. I still think he's made a mistake in renting a house when his house is paid for. But it's his business and I sure don't want anyone telling me how to run my life.

If we don't go to Joplin today, I will continue packing and taking stuff over to the apartment. I am taking down pictures and decorative accessories now and have the living room mostly finished. Then I will load up the coats in my coat closet and take them to the coat closet at the apartment before I move on to the next room. I still have the sixteen boxes of books piled in the dining room. I should take one or two every time I go over there. I still have the garage and shed to finish cleaning out. It's supposed to be warmer this week so perhaps I can get that done.

I have the sermon on the 10th and I need to get that ready. That's a priority too.

More I have time.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sleepless Friday

I went to bed at 9:00 last night after having had a nearly sleepless night Wednesday night. I couldn't stay awake to watch TV. Then I awoke at 1:00 and lay there sleepless thinking about all I have to do before moving on the 19th. I finally went back to sleep sometime after 3:30 and slept until 5:30. I am probably going to be pretty tired today. I hope to get a nap sometime this afternoon. First I work from 9:00 until 11:00 at the library book sale and then I meet John and Leslie for lunch. After that, I probably need to take some boxes over to the apartment. I also have another two switch plates to change out. They came in yesterday's mail.

My granddaughter Ashley called again yesterday. I really enjoy hearing from her. She lives in Savannah. Shortly after she called, my niece and her husband came to visit. We visited the rest of the afternoon. Bob was here. He had come in for lunch. I had a salad with Leslie earlier. It was her first outing since she went home from the hospital. She went with me to get my hair done after our lunch. I had fixed sloppy joes for Bob and me earlier in the day so I just toasted the buns and warmed up the mixture and made some french fries. We had one small can of Coke so we split that. I also had some pudding and his cookies that he had brought me and that was our dessert.

I talked to my son Scott yesterday too. I always like to hear from him. I am concerned about his well being. He is so lonely. Keith also called but he was at work and a customer came in and he couldn't finish our conversation. But he had touched base and that's the important thing to me. I have wonderful kids. Its a wonder that that all are so attentive to me. I was pretty hard on them and demanding of them when they were children.

I pulled a lot of "stuff" out of the shed yesterday and set it out on the curb to be picked up by Waste Management today. I have some tools that I need to take to the church sheds. I have a sledge hammer, snow shovel, a rake, a shovel and some other stuff like that. I hate to throw it all away. Someone may need it and if so, they can take it from the shed.

Perhaps more later....if I find the time. :)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Another Sleepless Night

I awoke at 3:30 this morning and never was able to get back to sleep. I just have too much to do and too little time to get it done. I continue to take three boxes over to the apartment every day but I am very slow in getting all of them moved. For example, there are sixteen boxes of books piled here in the dining room. I have to empty the garage before taking them over. It's cold so I don't work a lot in the garage right now. I will load up some more from the garage today. Tomorrow I get my hair done at 7:00 unless I can get a time today instead. I am committed to work at the library book sale from 9:00 until 11:00 tomorrow. Then I will meet John and Leslie for lunch at Hong Kong delight at 11:30. She gets her staples out tomorrow morning.

The afternoon will be free to pack and move boxes again. I need to get all those drapes and drapery rods down and packed in tight boxes so I can install my Roman blinds. I will need to pick up some nail hole filler at Ace Hardware. I am thinking of asking Richard if I can pay him to install those blinds. Bobby is just too busy with his own projects.

I need to pack the garage too. Then Jeromy can come climb into my attic and get that stuff stored up there down so I can throw it away. There is also a cabinet on the wall with spray paint and a set of decorating books that I will put in my yard sale this spring. There is a metal shelf unit with odds and ends in it. Most of that will be boxed and trashed. There are a lot of Christmas decorations which I will need to store in my small storage closet in the dining room. And there is a lot of junk that will just be trashed. I also have stuff to get out of the shed and trash too. There just isn't enough storage for me to keep all that stuff. I move March 19th and that is creeping right up on me. My mover will move my furniture but not my boxes and pictures. I have to move them. I still need to rent a small storage unit but unless one opens up pretty quick, I will not have time to get everything moved that I need to store temporarily. All this runs through my mind when I wake up in the night.

I got hold of the doctor again yesterday and told him my cellulitis is still with me. It has not changed since last Saturday when I finished my medicine. I had to insist that he give me another week of medicine. He changed the antibiotic so maybe it will clear it up. If not he will refer me to Dr. Eslicker the dermatologist in Bartlesville. I am really tired of fooling with that on top of everything else. It is dangerous and could cause me some really serious problems. He just doesn't seem to take me seriously. I finally got through to him yesterday. It will be three weeks Saturday since it developed.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Another Tired Wednesday

I had another battle with Missy over waking me up at 2:00. I tried to ignore her. I told her to stop scratching on my bed skirt. I closed the door and tried to get back to sleep. Finally she scratched on the door and started yowling. I got up and she ran up the hall to the back door. I opened it and she rushed out. She would not use the litter box yesterday and really wanted out this time. So she was out about 15 minutes and I got back up and let her back in. She crawled up on the bed and went back to sleep. It wasn't that easy for me. It took another hour and a half before I was finally able to get back to sleep. I then slept until 6:00. Shades of Slinky. I went through all that last year before I finally had to have him put to sleep. Only he woke me up constantly..sometimes four or five times a night. Animals!

I will fix dinner today. I bought a small roast last night and will put it and potatoes and carrots in the slow cooker later this morning. I have not been eating right. I had a grilled cheese sandwich yesterday noon and a biscuit yesterday morning. I ate one of Bob's cookies last night before bed. On my way back from the pharmacy yesterday afternoon I stopped and had a mini Sonic Blast. That is just plum unhealthy.

I went to the Dollar General store yesterday afternoon after the snow cleared and while I was over there in the area I stopped at the apartment and took in the three boxes I had loaded in the car. I finally got all the books boxed up yesterday morning. I have yet to get them over to the apartment. There are 16 boxes of books. They will be heavy. I continue to load up the boxes from the garage and take them over. Some I have unloaded while I was there.

I brought the instructions to install my Roman shades home yesterday and studied up on them. I may try to do the installation myself. I hate to impose on my friends. First I will need to pick up a large plastic tub or two with lids so I can take the drapes down and store them as I go.

More later...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Snow Tuesday

It snowed last night and it looks like about 3 to 5 inches already. We were to take cakes to Independence today but the road up there would be treacherous. I will be cancelling my hair appointment for today too.

I will clean my bathrooms today and pack more books into boxes. I had a mover over last evening and he gave me what I consider a reasonable quote to move me. He would pad everything. I think I will let him move me. It will save my friends and family the trouble. I have to move my pictures and of course I will move my own lampshades and lamp globes. The last time when we moved here in 2003, the silk lampshades were ruined and one lamp globe was broken. It cost me over $100 to replace them and I don't want to go through that again. I will continue to move the banker boxes myself too. I put them in the closet of the room in which they belong. The big challenge will be the garage. I am planning to rent a small storage building to put some of the boxes I need to go through to throw stuff away or put into a yard sale.

I have chili left from last night. I will eat the rest of it today. Last evening about the time the mover was to come, I realized I had only had a biscuit for breakfast and one of Cyndi's brownies Leslie gave us at lunchtime. So I picked up Bob and we went to Braum's. I got that bowl of chili and Bob had a hamburger. The chili was too much and eaten too late at night. I went to bed at 8:30 and slept until 3:00 AM and then was finally able to get back to sleep after taking a Tums. I feel better today. It doesn't hurt between my shoulder blades today. I think that is simply exhaustion.

More later....

Monday, February 25, 2013

Another Tired Day

After I got home from church yesterday I did my Sunday newsletters and then took three filled boxes over to the apartment. By late afternoon I was tired again. I didn't go to Basham's for Living the Questions. It would have just been too much. I tried to stay up later so I would sleep better. I awoke at 3:30 AM and finally got up to drink some warm milk. This time it didn't work. Finally, I got up at 5:00 this morning. I ached between my shoulder blades. I took a couple of Tylenol and that seemed to take care of that for awhile anyhow.

I went back out to Wal Mart last evening and bought some more bankers boxes. They are ideal for packing since they have cut out indentions for handles. They are also the right size for me to heft.

I will pick up Karan about 10:30 this morning. We will clean for Leslie this morning.

I have a young man coming over at 5:30 this evening to give me a price on the move. I want to see if I can afford to have him move me so my son-in-law and grandson and my friend, Bill, won't have to do it. I doubt I can afford it but it won't hurt to check it out.

I stripped my bed and am also washing my underwear this morning. I also need to do some cleaning before I go get Karan at 10:30. I haven't done much of that in a week.

More later....

Karan and I got out to John and Leslie's about 11:00. We worked until 1:45 and got the downstairs done. It looked great! No one had been upstairs for several weeks. So we didn't even go up there. It began to snow and Leslie wanted us to get home before it got any worse. We went into Independence and made her two bank deposits for the church then we came right home. Bobby was worried about Karan and called while we were four blocks from their house. I will definitely will stay home tonight. If he's smart, Bob will too.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Doing Better Sunday

I feel much better this morning and that's good since I have to preside at church this morning. I was simply wiped out yesterday.

It will be a different service. Our pianist is gone today to Kansas City to see her daughter and grandchildren. Leslie, who usually runs the music when Phyllis is gone, is incapacitated and cannot be at church this morning. So we will sing without music and depending on who (with a strong voice) is there, I may just read the lyrics to the hymns. Bill is bringing the message.

We will undoubtedly eat somewhere together after church although there won't be many of us. The weather is cold and nasty and our people are generally old and timid about weather so I no idea who all will be there. Sue, who has a good voice, has been sick with a cold and cough so she may not be there. We'll just play it by ear.

I think I will just take it easy today. I have been doing way too much.

I may try to watch the academy awards tonight although I usually get disgusted with them and turn to a different channel. I will not go out to Basham's for Living the Questions group. They live in the country twenty miles away and the roads are not good out there.

More later...

The service turned out well and we had three guests who went to lunch with us after the least two of them did. They said they'd be back. I hope so. We have a rich fellowship in our small congregation.

Karan and I are going out to Leslie Monday morning to clean her house for her. After a weekend with John home, it probably needs it. The two of us can probably whip it out alright.