Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday and Perhaps a Trip to Joplin

I slept well again last night and go up shortly after 5:00AM. I got Missy fed and took the paper over to Marilyn R. She will read it and then recycle it. I always take my papers to her for that reason. 

Bob and I were going to go to breakfast out this morning but I had a text from him and he wanted to skip breakfast out and go to Joplin to the Olive Garden for lunch instead.  It doesn't matter to me except that we have a 60% chance of rain today and we may get into a downpour.  He says let's just wait and see if it happens. So I'm O.K. with that.

Missy wants to go back outside so I will get back to this a little later....

Bob showed up at 9:30 and we left for Joplin. We got there about 11:00 and went straight to the Olive Garden for lunch. We both had our favorite...salad and soup with peace tea. We had the worst waitress ever. She took forever to get anything done. We were actually there over an hour..most of the time waiting for something. She even put our bill on one ticket after we specifically told her "separate tickets". Finally, after a long wait, she brought up separate tickets but couldn't get the table computer to work and took my bill back to the kitchen to redo. That took another 15 minutes. She was so flustered. She must have been new.  Anyhow, after we got out of there....finally...we went to the mall. Bob wanted to buy a pair of shoes at Sears and a pair of PJs at TJ Maxx. He found neither. In fact, he found the shoes which should have been on sale but they were $60 instead of $39.00 which is what he usually pays on sale.  I looked around at Christopher and Banks but didn't need a thing.  

We got back about 4:00 and after he left me, Denise, his younger daughter, came over to his apartment to visit.

I stayed home the rest of the evening and watched TV. In fact since he didn't come over again, I took my bath early and watched TV with Missy on the sofa. I fell asleep there and finally just got up at 9:30 and Missy and I went to bed.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday and Exercises and Another Funeral

I slept well again last night. The Chia I had before bed may have helped. It has milk in it.

I got around and got ready for my day and swept off the carport and went out and got gas and washed my car as well. When I got home, Missy was in my chair...again. She knows I don't want her there but she insists.

I just had a text from my daughter. Her best friend and a very good friend of mine as well, just lost her mother this morning to Alzheimer's.  She was my age. Her 82nd birthday would have been in August. Mine is in December. There are no arrangements yet but I am sure there will be another funeral soon.  That will be so hard on Cyndi! Her mother has been in a nursing home in Ponca City for several years. Her brother lives there and he wanted their mother near him.

More later...I want to go get a card for Cyndi.

I got two cards. One from the congregation and one from me. (I send out the congregation's cards)  I got them both ready to go out on the mailbox before I picked up Bob for exercise class. After exercise class, we went to Utopia for Utopiachino and cinnamon rolls....both delicious.  I put the small extra one in my freezer for later.

I need to get the oven on for the warmed up hamburger pie. So more later...

We had lunch and the hamburger pie and jello salad worked fine. I took what was left of it to Marilyn R across the way from me.

I just stepped out to the patio and saw that my lilies that Leslie sent me last year are now in full bloom. I took this photo of them. After they finished blooming in the house last year, I planted them in the flowerbed.  Just look at how they look with those petunias and that yellow rosebush!

More later....

Bob came over to to read the paper and left after we watched Brooks and Shields on PBS. They are always so good at analyzing the latest news.

After he left, I took my bath and lay with Missy on the sofa and watched TV until 9:00..when we both went to bed.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday and Minsterial Alliance.

I slept poorly last night and finally got some good sleep between 3:00AM and 5:30AM.  My right leg ached most of the night. I took a med under my tongue at 3:00 which was supposed take care of the leg aches but I couldn't tell that helped. It will be a long day. I am going to attend Ministerial Alliance at noon. Bob will be on his own for lunch, That must not be a problem. He has had breakfast out too the past week or so. We have hamburger pie for tomorrow with his jello salad. I offered it to him for lunch today but he didn't want it.

I have been watching the CBS news this morning.  I am not too energetic today. Thank goodness I got my housework done earlier in the week.

More later....

Bob came for a little while but then went home to get something done there.

I went on to the bank and made my rent payment.

I called Dr. Burch's office about my red eyes and they gave me a time about 2:00 to see him.  I went on to Ministerial Alliance and afterward went on over to Caney to see Roger. Roger thinks it may just be allergies and my dry eyes but he gave me a prescription for some drops. It's a $39.00 experiment. If it helps that will be good, if it doesn't, well, I've wasted money on other things.  Leslie said they looked pretty bad. Three people remarked on it so they must have looked bad. I'm pretty oblivious about such stuff.

Roger wanted me to go by their new library and check it out. I did.. but it was closed Thursday afternoons. I also stopped by Nancy's but she was not home.

I stopped at Scott's and bought a small coke to drink on the way home. I was dry.

When I got home, I stopped by the Medicine Shoppe to pick up the prescription and then came on home to take Missy out for a while. She felt it was too hot and wanted back in the apartment. So I came back in too.

More later... I am to put a drop in each eye four times a day and then Roger will call me Saturday morning to see if that helps. For $39.00 I hope it does.

More later...
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I have used the drops twice now. I'll use them in the morning and again at lunch and suppertime and bedtime on Friday. Roger will call me Saturday morning to see how things are going.

It's nearly 9:00 now and Missy and I will just go to bed.. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday and Exercises Again

I slept like a log last night. I was totally exhausted. I never woke up even once.

This morning I will go to exercise class and then afterward, fix hamburger pie for lunch. We will have potatoes and a veggie with it and Bob will bring a salad. I have chocolate pudding for dessert.

I want to finish my vacuuming this morning after the exercise class. I still have my bedroom and the den and the hall to vacuum. Then I will dust again. Maybe after that, I can get rested up. Missy has spent most of the last two days alone...poor old kitty.  Tomorrow, I have the ministerial alliance meeting but that's only an hour or so.

Bob wants to go to Joplin on Saturday. I don't know if it will rain or not. If it doesn't, we will probably go. He wants to eat at Olive Garden. The forecast is for rain but that's here. I don't know what the Joplin forecast for Saturday is.

I will go in right now and get Missy's breakfast and mine and get back to this later.

We're had our breakfasts and even been outside briefly. The backyard fence across the street  has been broken in a place about a foot wide and they have set some sort of wooden crate against the hole to keep Twitch in. He's their boxer dog.  That worries fact anything strange out there worries her. She wanted back in because of it. There's no sunshine yet anyhow and she likes to go out when the sun is shining and lie in the sunshine.

I'm still awfully tired from this tiring and stressful week. I hope to get rested up today. ...maybe this afternoon after I get the vacuuming finished.

So more later...

I did the exercise class and then came home and vacuumed the bedroom and den and hall. Now everything is clean.   It won't be clean for long. Missy lives here and scatters her hair everywhere. I washed the afghan she sleeps on at night on my bed and it left a pile of cat hair in the washer and in the screen in the dryer. I got that all cleaned up. I hope it doesn't stop up my washer drain. I will wash it every two weeks now instead of just putting it through the dryer every two weeks on "fresh air" setting.

Shortly, I will go and start lunch.

Lunch was good and I have enough left for Friday. Tomorrow I will go to Ministerial Alliance for lunch and the meeting.

I will lay down with Missy this afternoon if I can find anything worth watching on TV.

So more later...I hear her scratching on her litter box. I am, after all, her staff!

Bob came over about 5:30 and parked in the Simmon's spot. We are forecast for rain and perhaps hail. We got the rain...big time! But no hail.

Bob left at 6:30 and I took my bath and watched TV with Missy until 8:30 when I went to bed. I was sery tired. 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday and A Funeral

I slept well again last night.  It's so good to be able to sleep again..thanks to Zyrtec.  It keeps my sinus from draining and waking me up at night with a stuffed up head.

I got up about 5:30 this morning and dressed and got ready for the day. I have fed myself and Missy. I was all ready dressed for the funeral, which will be held in the hanger Greg used for his plane and I saw the forecast. It's supposed to rain. So I got out of my dress clothing and dressed in denim dress slacks and flat heels. I will also take my umbrella.

I balanced my checkbook already this morning. I am probably going to be short for a couple of weeks. My social security doesn't come in this next month until the 14th of June and my rent is due before the 5th.  I will probably just transfer some from my savings until then.  Then I will transfer it back when it finally does come in.

I will leave about 8:20 and stop at our church to get Phyllis's cake from the freezer and then leave for Independence to leave the cakes at the First Christian Church and afterward get my hair cut and done at 9:00.

Then after that, I will just go have lunch at great China and later go to Walmart to get my veggie tray for Johnna's dinner after the funeral. I will then go out to Leslie's and she and I will drive to Neodesha to leave the food at Johnna's house before we go on to the funeral at 2:00 at the hanger at the airport just north of Neodesha where Greg kept his plane.  I will take my umbrella. It is supposed to rain.  The graveside service is at Mound Valley. If it rains we may not go there for the burial. It just depends on the weather.  We will probably not get back to Leslie's until 4:00 or so and it will be even later before I get home. Poor Missy will spend another full day alone.

Tomorrow should be a quieter day...I hope. We will have exercises but afterward no game day. So I will finish my vacuuming of my bedroom and the den. I got the living room and dining room done yesterday.

More later...

Everything went off fine. It was not exactly as I planned but it all got done. Cyndi went with us too. The only thing we didn't do was go to the graveside service. After sitting in the 83 degree sun for an hour or so, I was exhausted and most of those who had to sit in the sun were too. I'm sure many folks went to the graveside service but Karan and her group and Leslie and hers decided not to try it.

I got home at 4:00. And then I took my bath and watched TV with Missy.

At 9:00, I will go to bed. Another exhausting day!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday and a Memoral Memorial Day

I slept pretty well last night.  I got up at 5:00 to begin another busy day. I will need to get Missy's breakfast and my own and then make up my baked beans for the dinner at John and Leslie's today and the cake for the Christian Church's dinner tomorrow in Independence. Leslie has invited Jeromy's family and me out for a cookout. She is having a loaded potato salad, ribs, hamburgers and homemade ice cream for dessert. We will eat around noon.

After lunch,  later, around 3:00, we will leave for Neodesha to meet with the family at 4:00 to see them and the viewing for Greg.

Maybe I have mentioned that Johnna's husband, Greg, was killed last Monday by the man he had hired to do his mowing for his trailer property in Independence. The man had just been released from jail and found that Greg had hired another man to do the mowing. He was also high on drugs. Evidently he was irate about it and shot Greg. Greg kept his equipment there at the trailer park because he was a pilot for a company in Independence. He kept his plane at the airport in Neodesha. That's where tomorrow's funeral will be the airport in Neodesha at 2:00. The viewing today is to be at the Loren Fawcett Funeral Home in Neodesha. We will take our food for after the funeral tomorrow to Johnna's home in Neodesha before we go to the airport for the service. Johnna is one of our three pastors at church. ..the one representing the Neodesha area.  Our congregation serves the Neodesha area, the Independence area, and the Coffeyville area.

So today will be busy too. More later...

Well the cake is  out of the oven and cooling. The beans are in the oven and cooking.

Everett just called from Ardmore, Oklahoma. He is on his way home to Houston, Texas. He says he is half way.  He says the urns on my folks graves are broken and I need to get them off the graves. I will go out there and take care of that as soon as the beans are out of the oven. I'm glad he let me know. If they didn't decorate my folks' graves, I will go out to Walmart and get some wreathes. I hadn't got that done yet. But today is Memorial Day so I still have time. 

I have the cake iced and Karan brought me hers. Bob is baking his now. Tomorrow I will have to stop at the church and pick up Phyllis'. She put it in the freezer out there.

I made it to the cemetery and found the folks' graves. Everett and Tricia had decorated the graves but those broken urns were too much for me to handle.  I couldn't even lift them so I rolled them off their broken bases. I will call the sexton later in the week and ask him to pick them up and dispose of them.

In about an hour, I will go out to John and Leslie's and take my baked beans for the dinner out there.

Right now, I want to vacuum the living room and perhaps the dining room.  So, more later...

I got the dining room and living room vacuumed and the sweeper needed new bags.  So I left for the Independence Walmart (the only open store for vacuum bags) to find the vacuum bags. Then I went on out to John and Leslie's.  Leslie had invited Jeromy, (their son) and his family too. Leslie made some great potato salad and I had made baked beans and they were good too. But John's hamburgers and his ribs were wonderful. To top it all off, Leslie had made some wonderful homemade ice cream. I had two bowls of that. All in all it was a fine meal and I brought home some leftovers for later in the week.

At 3:00, we went out to our church to meet Karan and to leave hers and my cars.  Then we took Leslie's SUV to Neodesha to the viewing at 4:00 and a chance to see Johnna and her family.  I gave Johnna a big hug and of course she cried. I advised her to allow herself to grieve. As we expected, Johnna was devastated.  It was a horrible way to lose a husband. Murder!

We got back home by 5:00 and I was very tired. Bob came over for awhile. He left shortly after 6:30. I took my bath and am ready for bed as soon as this is finished. What a day! Tomorrow will be another big one!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday and Church

I slept pretty well last night. I took my usual Zyrtec and it seems to help keep me dried up and that helps me sleep.

Today I will go to church (I am presiding this morning) and afterward, I will meet Ed and his wife, Carol, at Sirloin Stockade for lunch. Ed is one of my classmates. He and I went to first grade in a country school together.  I sat behind him and he pulled my long curls. We were both very fact...the shortest kids in the class....and the teacher, Miss Troutman...always told all the kids to put their feet flat on the floor. neither Ed nor I could reach the floor so she had the janitor nail a two by four under each of our desks so we could put our feel on the floor. That worked! And twenty five years later, I attended a meeting at that same school and those two by fours were still there.

So today I will meet Ed and his wife, Carol, again for lunch. They are back here for the Memorial Day holiday.  Later today, my cousin's widower, Everett, and their daughter, Tricia, will be coming back to decorate graves. They will drop by the apartment and visit too.  I hope to be home by then. Everett has my number so he can call me to check on me before they come.

I have baked the coffeecake and it is cooling on a rack and is out of the oven. When it is cool, I will put an icing on it and take it to church school for the class.   I will go early and do the worship service. The theme is "Open Our Minds to the Scriptures" and Bill is speaking. I will probably put out all the scriptures in the bookcase and make a worship center out of them.

More later....

I met Ed and Carol at Sirloin Stockade after church. This is the photo his wife Carol took of us after lunch.

Just look at that old woman! 81 years old and pitiful!

I got home from lunch just in time for Everett and Tricia to call and say they were on their way to my apartment for their visit. The arrived about five minutes later. They stayed longer then usual. Everett is 80..soon to be 81 on June 1st. He still gets around well for his age. I wish I had taken their photos too but we got busy visiting and I forgot.

Bob came over as soon as they were ready to leave so they stayed around a couple of more minutes. Then Bob stayed to read the Sunday newspaper. After they all left I got my newsletters done and out on the mailbox. They won't be picked up until day after tomorrow since tomorrow is Memorial Day. 

I was very tired after that and lay down with Missy to watch TV for awhile.

About 8:00, I took my bath and watched TV some more until 9:00 when I finally went to bed.