Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Morning Work

I will work this morning to make up for the lost time on Thanksgiving afternoon. But first I will go to Eggberts with Bob for breakfast. All I ate yesterday was a biscuit for breakfast, a Sonic blast and last night some leftover fruit salad. I had a cup of Chi before I went to bed.

I spent the morning helping to decorate the church for Christmas and then worked at the library in the afternoon. 

I didn't sleep too well. I went to bed around 8:00 because I was so tired. That was a mistake because I woke up at 3:00 and never did get back to sleep.  I finally got up shortly before 4:00 and put my sheets in the laundry.  I need to get them into the dryer now.

I posted some photos of the decorated church sanctuary on yesterday's blog.

More later...

That was an exhausting morning of work There was nothing to do but shelf read and I did that for three hours. Wow! Now I have eaten the rest of Thursday's Waldorf fruit salad and will run by Arby's to get a sandwich.

More even later...

This afternoon I dropped by Bob's apartment to see my niece and her husband. After that I came home and put up my Christmas tree. The one I had over to my home fell apart after all those Christmases so last month, while Bob and I were down at Hobby Lobby and they were having a half price sale, I bought a new one. Last Christmas didn't seem like Christmas without a tree and decorations. 

Here are some photos of it.  I can tell already I'm going to have to fight Missy about it. She crawled under it right away.
I have one more. I'll put it up too.

The third one is turned sideways and I will have to work with it to get it turned right side up.
That was easier then I thought. Anyhow, you get the picture.

I came in here to post these photos and  when I went back in the living room, Missy was under the tree on the skirt. It's going to be a fight.
She got up the minute I walked back in there. She knows better!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday and Decorating the Church

This morning at 9:30, I will go help Leslie decorate the church for Christmas then afterward go on to work at the library. I don't know how many will be there because Karan and Bobby are out of town. It may just be Leslie and me. I also don't know how much we can get done in a couple of hours.

I slept really well last night.  In fact, I didn't wake up at all until almost 5:00, my regular time of rising.

I let Missy out this morning while I swept off the carport floor. She wandered around in the dark and when I finished, I called her and she came right back home. She was over to Marilyn's and in front of her door.  But I had no problem getting her back home this time. Now she's in on the daybed...sleeping.

I think I will go to the Wal Mart store to look for Chi Latte for my Keurig. Last night I drank some of that Chi that Leslie gave me yesterday afternoon and it may have helped me to sleep. There's an ingredient in milk that helps us sleep. And there is milk in that latte.

Yesterday Leslie had a really fine Thanksgiving dinner. We had the traditional turkey basted with something delicious, homemade stuffing,  my Bob's fruit salad, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and freshly made rolls. She had three kinds of dessert. Two pies, (one pecan and one pumpkin with some sort of caramel topping) and a cake with chocolate in the center.  Afterward I helped her clean up the kitchen.  It was a great family experience with my grandson and his two girls, my niece and her youngest daughter, Bob A. and me, and John and Leslie.

More later....

I spent from 9:00 until 12:00 working at decorating the church. 

Here are some photos of what  we got finished. We still have the tree to put up but ran out of time.
Here are the sanctuary doors:
And the nativity scene:
The foyer table:

Then I stopped at Sonic and bought a Sonic Blast to eat to tide me over until this evening. I had had just a biscuit for breakfast so I was really hungry this evening. I had a bowl of fruit salad left over from yesterday.

I got my newspaper and sat down to read it this evening. Missy is meowing at me to go outside . I let her out a little bit ago and went out myself to sweep off all the leaves from my carport door. She ran back in when I opened the door to go out . Now she wants back out.  Cats!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Thursday

It's Thanksgiving today.  Soon I will begin to put together my Waldorf salad and, just before noon, the green bean casserole.

I was exhausted last night and went to bed shortly after 8:00. I slept well and although I woke up three times, I managed to get back to sleep. I awoke at 3:00 and heard men's voices and scratching noises. I lay there for awhile and finally got up to investigate.  I couldn't see a thing. It's still a mystery.

After we leave John and Leslie's this afternoon, I will help Bob hang his pictures. He has problems doing things like that with his essential tremor.

I hope to get some photos to post here this evening...if I remember.

I hope all who read here have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Well I got too busy to remember to take photos of the dinner and all who were there.  Everything was very good and we all ate way too much! I brought home a lot of leftovers.

Tomorrow, in the morning, we will decorate the church for Christmas. I started in on my apartment this morning.  Tomorrow afternoon I will work since the library is open.

Leslie sent me home with their knife sharpener and I sharpened all my knives. They had become very dull. I will take it back to her tomorrow when we go to decorate the church for Christmas.  After that, I will need to go to work.

Bob came over this evening and we had the last of the white wine and watched the news and the Big Bang Theory.  Strangely,it was a rerun and not one of the new ones.

I will try to stay up later tonight and get some good sleep. Leslie gave me some Chi for the Keurig and I had a cup of it this evening before Bob came over.  It really was good!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday and Exercises

We went to exercises this morning. Bob came over earlier to watch the news.  He has no TV until Cox gets there this morning to get his TV hooked up correctly. They turned off his box yesterday and now he has no TV at all. He is paying Sycamore Landing for his part of their business account but doesn't know how to hook it up. 

We will eat our leftover beef and mac this noon with coleslaw and garlic bread. Then tomorrow I will fix the Waldorf Salad and green bean casserole for the Thanksgiving dinner at John and Leslie's. She wants to eat at 12:30. I will fix the salad earlier and leave the casserole until later...just before we leave.

Bob's daughter and her husband from Wisconsin will be here on Friday and I will work in the afternoon that day and Saturday morning too to make up for being off for Thanksgiving.  They will all eat out at "Just Us" on Friday.

I like my job at the library just fine but the only thing I don't like is the teens behavior in the teen room. They are not only loud but they do a lot of hugging and kissing in there. I told them that is inappropriate behavior for a library and they need to go somewhere else if they're going to do that. Those that were just noisy, I told to quiet down....that they were in a library where folks were trying to read and study.  Adrian says they pay no attention to his and the other librarians. I will continue to correct them unless the librarian tells me to stop. 

What a shame they haven't been taught differently. They use the library as a hang out since there are computers in there. When I was on the board, the people were limited to thirty minutes on the computers unless they were doing a  job search or doing taxes. I don't know what has happened since then.

More later....

I was very busy again this afternoon. The teenager who helps with the DVDs didn't work today. It's a school holiday. 

Bob came over for lunch. He got his TV fixed and they did not charge for that either. He was lucky.

Then after my work, he came back again and had wine with me and watched the news and stayed until 7:00. I watched Nature and it was a program I had seen last year about a man who raised turkeys and actually became their "mother". He wanted to find out how that would go.  

But finally  I just went to bed. I was so tired.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday and My Hair Appointment.

Today is my hair appointment and I need to run by Juanita's again. I wrote the check for her real estate tax wrong and will need to alter it to be correct. After my hair appointment I will go out to their Wal Mart and get the fruit for my Waldorf salad for Thanksgiving and a few other things I need. Then I will stop by Big Cheese and pick up a small pizza for our lunch.

I slept fairly well last night. I awoke at 2:00 and it took me an hour to get back to sleep. But then I slept until 5:00.

Katie, the librarian,  is on vacation today.  I don't exactly know what I will do at the library. They would rather I didn't put DVDs away and file the cases since they have a high school girl who comes in from 1:00 until 2:30 and that's about all she can do.  So I did shelf reading while she was there but then discovered she did not get any of the DVD cases put back on the shelves. Her councilor had come in and they discussed what she would be taking at school next year. I spent from 3:00 until 5:00 putting away those DVDs and doing that filing and got finished just in time to find another thirty to be emptied and filed. I made a dent in that bunch before I left at 5:00. There are still about fifteen or so left to be done from yesterday. I imagine they will want her to do that.

I sent out late notices with part of my afternoon and also cut out invitation postcards and put labels on them for the "grand reopening" to be held on December 21st. The library has had a major renovation this summer. It was built several years ago and has had no upkeep at all.  Finally they passed a one cent sales tax to finance upkeep on the city's buildings and the streets.

More later....

I got my hair done and some Christmas shopping done this morning too and then I picked up a small pizza for lunch. Bob had brought coke over and we drank that with our pizza. My insulated bag kept it warm until I got home.

After lunch I went to work. There were tons of DVDs again so I worked on putting them away and putting them in cases to be filed.

Again the teens were noisy and I once again reminded them that they were in a library.

I left at 5:00 and came home to find Bob over. He had cancelled his TV at the apartment here and Cox turned off his box. Now he has no TV without that. He is supposed to be connected to the business account at Sycamore Landing. So he had to call Cox to come tomorrow to fix that.

He stayed while I went to give the invocation at the city commission meeting and then I came right back home.  We had our wine and a chocolate from the box that Juanita gave me.

He went home about 7:00.

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.....

My niece, Denise came with Bob for lunch today. We had plenty of mac and beef and I even took a bowl over for Bobby on my way to work.

I worked hard this afternoon and am exhausted this evening. I went back to town to do the invocation for the city commission meeting only to find that it was Monday and the meeting is on Tuesday  evening. Getting old is not for sissies! After I came back home, I took my bath, put my PJs on and tried to stay up to watch something on TV but Monday evenings are notoriously dull.

I ended up just going on to bed.

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.