Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday and Hair Day

I slept pretty well last night despite thee drainage I seem to fight constantly. I am allergic to this world. I am going to look for some Vicks nose spray over at Coffeyville this morning. Maybe that will help.

I have contacted Bob and will pick him up at 7:15AM for breakfast. I have had my little dab of oatmeal and my coffee and Chai and fed the four cats that showed up on my doorstep this morning.

I have laundry in the washer but I will put it in the dryer later...when I get back home from Coffeyville. It will be alright just setting there after it finishes. There are no games today at the senior center. They played Bingo yesterday. I don't go over for Bingo.

More later...

I got back home about noon. I had breakfast with Bob, my brother-in-law and then went to the beauty shop after I went to the bank and cashed a check.  When I got there about 9:00AM, I was told my appointment was at 10:00AM so I told the receptionist I would go to the library. At the library the beautician called to tell me she was ready for me. I had just got to the library. It appears the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing at that shop. Anyhow, I checked out a couple of books to read when there is absolutely nothing on TV that I care anything about..then I went back to the beauty shop. Toni did my color and haircut and then I went to the doctor's office to see about that prescription. Lori came out and told me she was calling it in for me. Then I just came on back home. I guess Lori, Dr. Christensen's nurse will take care of that from now on. Otherwise, I will forget it and not use the cream.

I did not find the Vicks Nasal Spray anywhere in Coffeyville so I guess I will not try it after all. The pharmacist suggested I try Benadryl.  I hate to use that too much because it affects memory though it does dry up the sinus drainage.

I guess I will read the library book this afternoon. It sounds a lot more interesting then the one on my Kindle. For lunch, I will have some more of my Waldorf salad that I brought home from church.

I can sure tell it's December and near Christmas. The mail has been two hours later this month. I ordered a new magnetic calendar for my frig and it is supposed to be here today. After ten or fifteen years, the one  I have had finally gave up the ghost this year. The magnet came apart. I tried taping it together but that was just a temporary fix.

More later...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday and No Particular Plan

I slept well last night and got up at 5:00AM. I dressed and ate my breakfast and fed the cats and kittens. I don't have a plan for today. It's been awhile since I've seen Gay and I am thinking of driving up to Chanute to visit her.

I will wait until later to text her or call her to see if she has plans. It is plenty cold this morning.  I also want to see if they have snow.. I sure don't want to drive in the snow.

More later....The most aggravating thing just happened this past week. I am supposed to use a cream medication that was prescribed by the woman doctor that did my surgery at Kansas City Med Center. I tried to refill the med as usual and she told the pharmacy she refuses to refill it until I see her again.

l cannot drive up to Kansas City to see her. The Midwest Compounders Pharmacy at Lenexa suggested that under those circumstances, that I get my family doctor to prescribe it for me. They refill it for just a fraction of the cost from another pharmacy. It's $65 a month from the Midwest Compounders and I checked with my local Coffeyville pharmacy and they would charge me $300 for that same cream.

I called the doctors office in Coffeyville on Friday to ask the nurse to pass on my request to the doctor since he was not in the office on Friday. I gave her all the information and the name of the medication and the telephone number of the Midwest Compounders Pharmacy at Lenexa, She suggested I call back today (Tuesday). to see if that worked out so I did that. It seems the doctor is out today too. She could not find her note to him and did not know if he did that or not. I will be in Coffeyville tomorrow and will drop by the doctor's office to see if he would do that. If he won't I will just stop using that cream.

How incompetent!!! So typical of today's world.

I went out to Sonic at 1:00PM and had a child's lunch. .. two chicken strips, tater tots, and a small coke. Gay called while I was there and she and Adele made a date with me for lunch on Monday, December 23rd at Eggberts here in Caney. They have an appointment with Dr. Eslicker in Bartlesville that afternoon.

Then I spent the afternoon getting my Christmas letters and Christmas cards out. I will just have some last minute cards to do later. It's nearly 4:30PM now. I am going to watch the 4:00PM news while I do this.

I did pretty much all the cards and letters except for the last minute ones.

At 5:20PM I watched the news, such as it was,  and then at 7:00PM, I took my bath and watched "Murder She Wrote" on Amazon Prime. At 9:00PM I went on to bed.  

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday and a Quiet Day

I slept fairly well last night. I woke up several times but managed to get back to sleep each time. I finally got up shortly before 6:00AM.

After getting myself ready for the day, I fed myself and the cats. Then I watched the news on Channel 6.  Now I am watching the CBS news. They are dealing with the impeachment now.

I may watch this awhile.

More later...

I tried to watch the proceedings  but both sides behaved like children so I finally just gave up and did something else.

I went down to Bartlesville and looked around at what is left of the mall. Then I bought gas and came on back home. The only thing I bought was the gas..... at $2.03 a gallon. 

I have two computers...a laptop and a notebook. I attempted to blog from the notebook but there was some sort of game on my blog when I attempted to respond to a remark on my comments. and I didn't care to play their little game and tried to bypass it. Then I was locked out and was forced to come in here to this laptop to finish my blog.

I get so tired of this sort of thing. On facebook, I get 40 different requests for "friends" from friends of some of my friends and the only way I can rid my facebook page of them is to go to my phone to log on and then I can delete them from there.  My computers don't offer that option.

More later....It's 6:15PM in the evening now and I will take my bath and get my pjs on and then watch some  TV.

More later...

I ate a breakfast bar for supper and some Waldorf salad. Then I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote", took my bath , "All Stand" as well as "Bull" then I  went on to bed.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday and a Basket Dinner

I got up fairly early this morning...5:30AM. I had a lot to do. I needed to add the miniature marshmallows to my salad. I remembered in the night that I had forgotten them. That's the first thing I did after I got dressed and had my breakfast and coffee. Then I put together my coffeecake. It is in the oven now. After I get it out and it cools, I will put the icing on it.   I have already done my dishes.

I came in after the coffeecake was in the oven and noticed a large raccoon eating the cat food. He must have run the cats off because ever since I ran him off , they haven't been back. Perhaps I should take the food in until I see the cats and the kittens again looking for it. I'll wait awhile to see if he comes back or they come back. I went out with a flashlight a while ago but saw no raccoons or cats.

The yellow Tom cat came and finished off his food. I am quite sure he is the father of the kittens because one of them looks exactly like him.

After church today, we are having our congregational Christmas dinner at church.

I am taking my Bob's fruit salad. It is apples, celery, two kinds of grapes, and raisins and miniature marshmallows. I mix it with Miracle Whip dressing.

More later...

The timer is going off. The coffeecake is  done and is now cooling. It's only 7:00AM so I have some time before I can ice it.

More even later....

I got the coffee cake cooled and iced and left for the church about 8:15AM . I loaded everything into the car.... the papers I save for Karan, the wreath for Debra along with the over the door hanger for it, the two bowls of fruit salad and the coffee cake. The service went well even though Karan had to substitute at eh last minute for the guest minister, who had a death in the family. She did well...especially after those circumstances. We had a nice big group who stayed for the dinner too. Mary Beth, Phyllis and Carmen and I did up the dishes.

I bagged up three pieces of coffee cake for Kelly and the rest disappeared on the dessert area. I got home, put away my salad and did my usual newsletters for the online congregation and ran off some for those four who are not online. The are out on the mailbox for the mailman to pick up tomorrow. I need to buy some more stamps tomorrow too.

I then went to the Dollar General store and bought some more 2 X  2 gauze squares for my big toe bandages and some trail mix and some ice cream bars.

I recorded some programs for after I left this morning. I guess I will go watch them. It's 3:30PM now.

I watched those programs and also watched "Bull" .

After watching an episode of "Murder She Wrote", I took my bath and went on to bed at 9:00PM.  

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saturday and Craft Shows

I slept well last night and was up shortly before 6:00AM. I had my oatmeal and coffee and then fed the cats before having my Chai. Three of them came for their breakfast.

This morning at 9:00AM, I will meet Leslie in Independence for the three Christmas Craft shows. We are taking separate cars because she is on call this weekend and may be called in.  Karan and Debra were supposed to go too but late last evening, Karan texted me that Debra had chest pains and she had to take her to the emergency room. Last Spring Debra had had stints put in and she will need supervision today. They released her to go back to Karan's home. So Karan and Debra had to drop out of our meeting this morning.

I will get back to this later...

I watched the CBS news and some more of the cats came for breakfast. It's a little after 8:00AM now and at 8:30AM I will leave for Independence to meet Leslie. We will hit the three crafts shows if she doesn't get called out.

So more later in the day....

Just before I left at  8:30AM, John texted me that Leslie had been called out. That left me to go alone. I did that but was only gone from 8:30AM until 10:00AM when I got back home.

At 10:00AM I watched "Lucky Dog" and after that I ate some of Suzanne's chicken and noodles for my lunch.

After the mail comes, I will go up to Joyce's and get a sundae for dessert.

So more later...

I did get a sundae at Joyce's  and then I went out to Dollar General  and bought a wreath hanger for Debra.

Then I came home and made up the fruit salad for tomorrow's dinner at church.

I have watched a Dateline program I had recorded and am now watching the news. It is shortly after 5:00PM.

I see a couple of the cats are out there eating their dinner. I will need to put out some more for the yellow kitten.

More later...

I watched "Bull" and then an episode of "Murder She Wrote" before I took my bath at 7:00PM and went on to bed  at 9:00PM. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday and More Cleaning

I slept very well last night and got up close to 6:00AM. I dressed, had my oatmeal and coffee and chia and fed the cats...only two came this morning. One was a little gray one and one was the young yellow one. I don't miss the pest that has gone to the farm.

I will clean this morning since I never got it done yesterday. Then after lunch I will take all my stuff over to Coffeyville to Karan's garage for Debra's new apartment. I also have those groceries for her. Nancy gave those to her.

I had better get the apartment cleaned before I lose the mood. More later...

I got my apartment cleaned just fine. Then I made an appointment with Tate Boys Tire and Service in Bartlesville and had my tires rotated and balanced.Then I came back home, loaded up the Christmas tree and decorations for it and took  them over the Karan's so she could store them in her garage until Debra gets into her new apartment.

Then I went up to Independence to their Walmart store. I stopped at Big Cheese and had a personal pan pizza for lunch and then went out to Walmart and got what I needed. I was going to get another cookie mix but they were out of what I wanted. I got the other two things I was needing anyhow and then came on back home.

I got my mail and also climbed up the garage ladder into the attic and put the empty boxes from my Christmas decorations up there.  The garage looks a lot better now.

I had intended to refill my prescription for the cream I use after my surgery but the Dr. at Kansas City Med Center wanted me to come back up for another exam before she would renew my prescription. I can't drive in Kansas City anymore so the compounding pharmacy suggested I call my regular doctor over to Coffeyville and have him reorder it for me. I talked to his nurse. He was out of the office today but she said she would give him the message Monday when he is back in the office. I called the pharmacy back and told them that. They suggested I call back on Wednesday and to be sure he did that. It costs me $65 a month for that prescription but if I had to get it at a local pharmacy, it would be $300. That's why the doctor who did my surgery uses that compounding pharmacy at Lenexa for those of us without the medicare drug plan.

It's 4:30PM now and I guess I will go watch the news.

More later...

I watched the news and later an episode of "Murder She Wrote" At 7:00PM, I took my bath and then went to bed at 9:00PM




Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday and Cleaning Day

I slept well until 4:00AM or so and couldn't seem to get back to sleep so I just got up.

I made my bed, dressed and did my makeup and then had my oatmeal, coffee and chai. Again, when I fed the cat and kittens I looked out there and that cat was out there eating the food of the ones I feed. Once again I chased it off.  But I knew it would be back so once again, I brought in the food. I am not feeding someone else's pet cat.

I will clean the apartment today. It is Thursday and that is my regular cleaning day. I want to get my Christmas tree down out of the attic today and the decorations that go on it. I am going to give it to Debra. I have no place for it and she will have an apartment at Sycamore Landing so she may as well have that. It will get it out of the attic here too.

More later...

I didn't get the apartment cleaned yet but I did climb up in the attic and get the Christmas tree down and the decorations for it. I am glad Debra can use it in her new apartment. I have no place for it in this one.

I also got two more Christmas cards in the mail from classmates with news of their lives in them. I called John Wade and we have almost $300. in the classmate account.  I will have this letter printed off at Four County Mental Health in Independence like I did last year. Leslie suggested I also have them print off the envelopes this year. We appear to have plenty of money for that. I will buy the envelopes.

I think I will go back over to Coffeyville tomorrow afternoon and take these groceries over to the church or give them to Debra if she can use them. If she can't use them, Leeann can distribute them to the old people she knows who are living hand to mouth.

That cat that appears to be someone's pet has been snooping around here again looking for the cat food. I took the food in and will keep it in the house until the ferrel cat and her kittens come looking for it this evening.

More later...

My neighbor took that cat to his folks' farm. He thinks it's a stray. It keeps trying to get into their apartment. That got rid of it. It will keep their barn free of mice.  I won't have to fight it off my cat food.

I fixed the strawberries and  had a small bowl of them.

Then I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and took my bath at 7:00PM and went to bed at 9:00PM

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday and Bunco Day

I slept well last night and was up before 6:00AM. I had some coffee and some Chai  too. I even had a little bit of oatmeal.  Then I texted Bob to see if he was up and wanted to go to breakfast. He did so I told him I would pick him up at 7:15AM.  I got there a little early but he saw me drive in the drive so he came on out.

We went to Eggberts there in Coffeyville and ordered the breakfast speciaL This time he insisted on paying for breakfast. We had a nice visit and after I took him home I went out to Woodshed and bought gas. Then I came on back to town and went to the bank to cash a check. After that. I went to the beauty shop. Toni was not ready for me this time so I read from awhile while she changed her clothes. She had been working out.

I got my hair done and then went out to Walmart for a few things. Later I went to Dollar General for cat food. Then I went out to church and took some photos of our Christmas decorations. My phone doesn't take the best photos but I will post some of them anyhow.

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This is the communion table with the advent wreath and candles on it.

There were two of these stands decorated with Christmas lights and candles. One was by the piano/organ and the other by the computer we use to play the hymns when Phyllis is gone to Overland Park to visit her daughter and her family..



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Karan made these wreathes to use on the north and south walls of the sanctuary.

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Karan sent me this photo that she took when I was in the pulpit on Sunday. It shows off those decorations better that I have been posting.



I went back to town and went by Karan's to take some things to Debra for her apartment.  She is going to move into Sycamore Landing. That's where Bob lives and also where Joanne's youngest daughter lives. They each like it there very much.

I stopped by Sonic and got a little something to hold me over until evening. After that, I went to the senior center and we played Bunco all afternoon. Debra came with Karan and she taught her the game. I won the most wins. It was a lovely throw I can put over my legs when I watch TV in the evening. Debra won the most Buncos. That was good for her as a newcomer.

I came on back home after that. I read my mail and sent off a thank you note to one of my classmates who sent me a check to help with the class of 1953 2020 newsletter .

I will use it to help pay for the stamps.

Right now I want to catch the news. More later....

I had fed my stray kitties and cats and then another full grown cat came and chased them off and tried to eat their food. Several times I ran it off. It's obviously well fed and someone's cat so I am not letting it eat the food of the cats and kittens I feed. Finally after I figured they had all had all the food they needed, I brought in the cat food dishes.   

I watched TV for awhile but there was nothing on I was interested in watching. I started to watch an episode of "Murder She Wrote" but just couldn't get into it.

I just couldn't make it past 8:00PM and took my bath and went on to bed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday and Another Probable Lunch Out

I slept well last night for a change. I stayed in bed until about 5:30AM but then got up and dressed, ate my oatmeal and had my coffee and chai and then fed the cats. It is 32 degrees out there this morning so they did not hang around long. They just ate and then ran off  somewhere for shelter and warmth.

I have watched the news and weather and read all the birthday greetings on this blog. I will call Nancy later on this morning to see if she is up to lunch. About 2/3 of the time she is sick..either with diarrhea or vomiting. I think she drinks way too much coffee but I don't know what all could be wrong to make her sick so much of the time.

I have plenty of food here. Suzanne brought me a large bowl of chicken and noodles and a dessert too. I still have the rest of my sweet and sour chicken too from Sunday at Great China. After we ate our beans and cornbread yesterday she also bought me a piece of cherry pie and that is also in the frig. And I still have some fruit salad from Thanksgiving. So I have plenty to eat.

I just texted Leslie and she is better although she now has a nose bleed. She probably blew too much yesterday. She has a terrible cold.

It's almost 8:00AM now and I still haven't watched that episode of "Bull" that I recorded last night. I will do that now.More later....

I watched the "Bull" show and it was another good one.

Then afterward, I called Nancy and she and I are going to lunch today. I will pick her up at 11:00AM. That's 45 minutes from now.

The trash people came a little bit ago and I just put away the trash container. The sun is shining and it may be a warmer day without all that wind we have had lately.

Leslie texted me a while ago to tell me my six year old great grandchild, Cheyenne, has a school program tonight and I want to attend. Leslie says she will pick me up at 6:30PM.

She came and got me early  and while were waiting for the program to start, she sent a photo she had taken Saturday of the christmas tree in the foyer at church.
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This is how it looked when Melissa and I finished decorating it.

I also took a photo of the first and second grade group that performed their Christmas music
this evening.
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The little girl in the front row third from the left with a cast on her leg, is Cheyenne, my youngest great grandchild of my eldest grandson.  She is a second grader.

When we got back home and Leslie let me out, I fed the cats and the kittens and took my bath.  I watched some TV until 9:00PM when I went on to bed.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday and My Birthday

This is my 84th birthday and considering that,  I am in pretty good shape.

I slept poorly last night and got up even earlier then usual. I ate my oatmeal and had my coffee and then discovered a couple of cats and a kitten waiting for cat food. I fed them and worked on the blog after breakfast. I had not blogged for a couple of days.

Suzanne is taking me to lunch today over at Copan. Leslie contacted me last night to see if I had any plan for my birthday. A couple of days ago, Suzanne asked me the same question and I did not have a plan at that time so she asked me if she could take me to lunch for my birthday. I thought that was really nice of her and said yes. So I told Leslie about it and asked her if she wanted to join us.  She will do that.

As it turned out, Leslie called me this morning to tell me she had a terrible cold (I could sure tell that by her voice)  and had probably better stay away from Suzanne and me. So it turned out that only Suzanne and I went to lunch. We had a great lunch and she bought me a piece of pie too. Then we went in to Bartlesville so she could buy groceries.

I went to the post office to buy stamps and Scott called to wish me a Happy Birthday.  My kids are so good about staying in touch.

John made me one of his oil paintings of a rooster for my birthday and Leslie gave me some really cute Christmas decorations and they gave me a neat card.  I hung the painting in my dining room. That adjoins the kitchen where I have my chicken collection. I set the Christmas decorations out for additional decoration. They are very cute.

This is the picture John painted for me. He is very talented.

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I stripped my bed and remade it and did the laundry this morning too.

More later...right now I am watching the news.

Suzanne came at 11:30AM and we went down to Copan to the restaurant there and had beans and cornbread for lunch. Suzanne bought me a piece of pie and I took it out in a box for later.

Then we went into Bartlesville to see her sister., Judy, and also to go to Walmart so Suzanne could buy  groceries. She buys most of her  groceries there at the Bartlesville Walmart. They have a great selection.

My older son, Keith, just called to wish me a Happy Birthday. 

It is 3:30PM now and I will work on this blog and not eat anything else for awhile.  I am still very full.

More later...

I took my leaf vacuum out and vacuumed up that pile of leaves piled up next to my garage door..

Then I watched TV and played solitaire until 9:00PM but then I was just exhausted and went on to bed. I recorded "Bull" and will watch it tomorrow morning. 

Sunday and a Sermon

I got up early again, well before 6:00AM and dressed and had my breakfast and fed the cats and the kittens.

I also made my coffeecake for the church school class. I got over to church early because I needed to prepare the wine and bread for the sacrament service.

The sermon went all right. I wasn't particularly impressed with the theme. since I personally don't believe in a "second coming" of Jesus.  I had a difficult time with that theme. I do believe there may be an "end time" because we live in such a dangerous and violent time. And I know all of us will have our own personal "end time". But the overall theme was still difficult for me.

After church Phyllis and Karan and I went to Great China for lunch. Johnna and Kim joined us. We had a good lunch and all of us took enough home in a box to have another meal.

I worked some on the classmates newsletter since I received some more classmate news. I now have two full pages finished. I have a long way to go however. before I finish.

I read that afternoon and later that evening watched TV until 7:00PM  when I took my bath and then watched some recorded TV until 9:00PM when I went on to bed. There is very little on cable that I care anything about. I will watch "Bull" tomorrow evening.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Saturday and Christmas Decorating

I woke up early but really ready for the day. I knew there would be four or five of us decorating the church for Christmas today.

I dressed and had my breakfast and fed that cats and the kittens and then at 8:30AM, I went over to church to meet the others and do some of the decorating.

Melissa and I worked on the Christmas tree while Leslie and Karan worked on the sanctuary. Debra cleaned as soon as we finished the mess. I should have taken some photos but I didn't.  Maybe one of the others did. I will check.

For now...more later... 

No, I didn't find any photos. I will take some on Wednesday when I go over there for my hair appointment and bunco. I will need to make cookies again on Tuesday for bunco.

I got home after Karan and Debra and I had a chicken sandwich at Braums. I was very tired.

I watched some Ohio State football after I got home. Ohio State,  Ginger's school team, won. After the game, I watched some programs I had recorded. One of them is "Lucky Dog" from Saturday morning. Then later, I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" took my bath and then went on to bed at 9:00PM

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday and Frustration.

I woke up about 5:45 this morning and got up and got myself ready for the day. I had my breakfast as usual and fed the cats and kittens that were waiting for me to take notice of them. Then I decided to check my bank account to see if Scott's deposit finally made it.

The bank had me change my password on Wednesday and it worked fine when I checked my account for Scott's deposit yesterday. This morning it locked me out. I was furious.I always write down my password when they require me to change it and that's what I put in but it refused the new one this time. It took me 30 minutes to get a temporary password  since they are not open at 8:00AM in the morning. Not only did I want to check for Scott's deposit but also I wanted to transfer some money to my savings.

Aggravating! But at least Scott's deposit was there this time. I also made my deposit to the savings.

I will do some cleaning this morning since I didn't get it done yesterday. I found my Christmas centerpiece and put in on the coffee table and also got out my ceramic Christmas tree.  I had to put it in the dining room on the server because I didn't have enough plug ins in the living room. I have my lamps and the Echo plugged in to them and the automatic light switches too. My Christmas decorations are in boxes in the attic and I will have to get them down if I want to decorate.

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I have no place for the regular Christmas tree so I will just leave it in the attic.

I have another Christmas centerpiece for the dining room table. I hope I can find it up there in the attic. I will pull the car out later and check for the rest of it.

More later....

I took the car out of the garage and climbed up and one by one took the Christmas boxes out of the attic. I began my decorating but didn't get too far. I played out and figured I had most of the month to finish the decorating. 

I never did get any cleaning done so maybe I had better at least start. I will wash the floors first and see how much energy I have left after that. 

More later...

About 30 Minutes ago, I looked out and saw one of the little gray kittens looking for something to eat. So I filled the cat dish and two extra bowls as well. One of the yellow cats came and ate too.

I got all the cleaning done and some more decorating done also. I do have to dust again one day soon.  Tomorrow I will go over to the church and help with the decorating for Christmas there too.

I have just watched the CBS news and about 7:00PM I will take my bath and watch some TV until 9:00PM when I will go to bed.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday and Thanksgiving Day

I slept very well last night and was up at 6:00AM or so. Everything I am responsible for for the Thanksgiving Day dinner at Leslie and John's is finished and ready to go when the time comes. We are eating at 12:30PM so I will leave here about noon. After dinner and after we get the kitchen cleaned up, we will go to Independence to see the movie "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". Karan will meet us there and see it too. John may go too if he is interested. He has been working hard to get all his customers served.

Scott called me this morning. They are in Ohio for Thanksgiving. His birthday is tomorrow and I was glad to be able to tell him "Happy Birthday!"

I was going to check in with the bank and see if Scott's deposit made it before  the holiday but their server is down and I got  a runtime error message.

More later.... 

Well, the bank got it's server fixed but Scott's deposit didn't make it this holiday yet. 

We had a fine Thanksgiving dinner and afterward Cyndi and Jeff and my great nine year old granddaughter Maia and Leslie and Karan and I went to the movie and it was wonderful. I highly recommend it! 

I had some pie left and I divided it between the other guests and still had two pieces of pumpkin pie for myself. I will eat it for dessert for Friday and Saturday.  

A group of us are meeting on Saturday to decorate the church for Christmas. I am speaking on Sunday and also serving the communion to all Christians that attend.

When I got home I ate a breakfast bar and later at 7:00PM,I took my bath and got ready for bed. l was very tired again. I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" on Amazon Prime and at 9:00PM, I went on to bed.




Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday and Game Day

I slept well last night and got up about 5:00AM, as usual. I dressed, fed myself and the cats. The leaves were mostly gone but I took a plastic bag out there and scooped up what was left and put them in the trash in the garage.

I will be picking up Bob for breakfast around 7:15AM. We will go to Eggbert's for breakfast. He lost his last opposing tooth a couple of weeks ago and has to stay with soft food now.  He can eat eggs but will probably have to forego the bacon.

I will go to the beauty shop early because my hair appointment is at 9:00AM this morning. After that, I will go out to church and decorate for Sunday and run off the bulletins.  It is Sacrament Sunday and we will be serving the communion to all Christians. I will need to get out the white tablecloths and get out the Advent candles. I hope I can find some greenery.

More later...

After I got my hair done, I went out to church and got the communion table done and the bulletins. I only lack the Advent wreath and Leslie says it is in the outside shed with the Christmas decorations. The one in the storage room is the small one that takes tiny candles. 

Then I went out to Tyro to pick up the pies and took them to Leslie's home. Then I went to game day. We had lots of goodies there. I took some of my peanut butter criss crosses. What I had left I gave to Marilyn. She loves them with her coffee.

Then I stopped at Brahms and got milk before coming home.

When I got home, I cut up the fruit for the fruit salad and added Miracle Whip and mixed it up. I have it chilling in the frig now. I am now ready for Thanksgiving.

After we clean up after dinner tomorrow, we will go to Independence to attend to the 3:00PM showing of the movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with Tom Hanks.  It should be excellent. Karan will drive up and go too. John may go. Leslie doesn't know yet because he is still delivering product.

More later... 

I took my bath about 7:00PM and went to bed shortly before 9:00PM. I was really tired.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday and Baking Cookies Again

I slept well last night thanks to Melatonin. I got to sleep easily. I was so tired. Then I woke up at 2:30AM and decided to just give up and take Melatonin. I took three and went right back to sleep until nearly 6:00AM.

Today I will bake peanut butter criss cross cookies for the senior center for game day tomorrow.

I have dressed and fed myself and the cats and will do my dishes and have a cup of chai. Then a little later I will start the cookies. I want to watch "Bull". I recorded it last night when I went on to bed.

So more later....

I watched "Bull" and as usual, it was very interesting. I also played solitaire while I did that. Then I baked peanut butter criss cross cookies for the game day tomorrow at the senior center. Marilyn texted me she hoped I would come. I had already planned to go and that is why I was baking the cookies. But I responded to her anyhow and told her that.

That is finished and I have cleaned up my mess.

I am not sure what I will have for lunch. I went by Nancy's yesterday and there were several people sitting on her screened in porch. I think it was David and his wife but I didn't stop. 

I may just have another peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I had soup, crackers and cheese yesterday...with iced tea. I have very little tea left and I don't think I will buy more for this winter. I will just make hot tea..if anything. I may finish up what I have right now for lunch. It's only 10:30AM so it's too early to eat lunch now.

More later....

My daughter, Leslie, called me an hour later to see if I would be interested in going to Bartlesville with her for lunch and to buy groceries for Thanksgiving dinner. Of course I was delighted to be asked. We went to McCalister's for lunch and I had my usual half sandwich and cup of soup. As usual it was very good.

After we ate, we went out to their huge grocery store where you can get literally everything. It took the better part of an hour but we got everything. Then she brought me back home. 

I spent the afternoon on the computer and going over my Sunday sermon. 

Later this evening, the wind finally came up. The cats and the kittens were very hungry but the wind blew leaves right up to my front door and they piled up there. I swept most of them away and fed the cats and the kittens.

I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and about 9:00PM, I took my bath and went on to bed.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday and Another Quiet Day

I slept well last night although I got up very early again. I had my breakfast and coffee and chai and even a piece of leftover coffeecake. Then I fed the cats and kittens.

I printed off the paper that Ron Dawbarn and I presented at John Whitmer Historical Association that time several years ago. I was afraid if this laptop crashed, I might lose everything.  The paper is backed up on the exterior drive  but I wanted to play it safe.

Wednesday when I go to Coffeyville for my hair appointment, I will need to get gas, go out to Walmart and get the ingredients for my fruit salad, a printer ink cartridge and perhaps even another thumb drive for the class newsletter and mailing list. I will play cards at game day at the senior center and later I will stop at Tyro and pick up my two pies for Thanksgiving. On Tuesday I will need to bake cookies for my game day treat.

More later.... 

I went on to Bartlesville and to their Walmart. I got the ingredients for my salad and also a new ink cartridge. While I was at it, I bought that thumb drive to save the class newsletter and mailing list on.  I bought gas at a QT there at $2.18 a gallon.

I watched TV until 9:00PM and then just went on to bed. I recorded "Bull". I just couldn't stay up any longer. I will watch it in the morning.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday and Coffee cake

I got up about 5:00AM this morning and got myself ready for the day, ate my oatmeal and had my coffee and chai.  Then I saw two of the cats...the mama cat and one of her gray kittens were waiting for their breakfast. So I fed them too.  Later the yellow kitten came too. They have eaten now too.

I have the coffee cake in the oven and when it is finished baking I will cool it and then ice it with a glaze. I do that every Sunday mainly for my two great grandchildren. They are always disappointed when I don't have it.

More later...

The coffeecake is finished and cooled and iced and I am ready to leave for church at 8:00AM. It is only 7:00AM now so I have some time. I am doing a load of laundry so I even have some time to get it into the dryer.

So more even later... 

At 8:30AM I left for church and took the Reader's Digest for Bob and the coffeecake for the church school class.  We had a guest show up for church school class. He is seen walking around Coffeyville all the time. He has some limited abilities. He contacted Leslie for a ride but she was called out on a case. She was on call this weekend. So she called Kelly and Melissa to pick him up at Coffeyville and bring him to church. The folks at church school welcomed him and he sat in on the class without saying much.  He seemed to enjoy Vivian's sermon in the 11:00AM hour.

After church Kelly and Melissa took him home to Coffeyville. Seven of us went over to "Just Us" for lunch. I called Kay and made a reservation for us. Kelly had forgotten his coffee cake so Leslie took it. They can argue about that. :)

When I got back home I did the congregational newsletters and got them out on the mailbox.

I watched TV later to watch 60 Minutes and after that, I took my bath and went to bed shortly before 9:00PM. I was very tired.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday and a Football Game

I slept poorly again last night. I had several things going through my mind and I just couldn't seem to shake them. Finally I got up shortly before 4:00AM. I had my oatmeal and coffee and Chai and then checked out the cats and kittens. Sure enough, they were there waiting for their breakfast so I poured four bowls for them. They ate greedily.

I watched the news for awhile and then decided to contact the classmates and tell them I was ready to start the newsletter and needed them to send me their news. I almost immediately got two e-mails with news. I had brought the deceased classmates list up to date last night. As I receive news, I will add it into the letter. When it is finished I will save it on a thumb drive along with the  list of classmates without e-mail and take it up to Leslie's office to be printed off there. This year I will also include the list of classmates without e-mail and they can print off the envelopes too. Last year, although I had them print off the letters, I printed off the envelops myself. Leslie suggested I let them do the envelops too. That would sure make the job easier.

Starting at 11:00AM, I watched the Penn State and Ohio football game. My daughter-in-law, Scott's wife, always wants me to watch it too so I have gotten hooked on them. She got her degree from Ohio State and is a terrific fan! Ohio State won!

More later... 

I went out to Dollar General and bought a calendar I could hang on the magnet on my frig door and then spent some time putting all the birthdays on it for the year.

I watched some TV until 8:00PM and since I had been up so long, I took my bath and went to bed.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday and a Poor Night's Sleep

I slept poorly last night. I found myself kind of weak and trembley after giving blood.  I drank quite a bit of water last evening. But still I felt weak. When I got up in the night it was a little better. I am continuing to drink water this morning.

Bob A's younger sister, Louise, died Wednesday night. I haven't heard when the services are to be held. I didn't know her. There were 11 children in that family. Two are left.

I will be going back to Coffeyville at 11:00AM. I will leave here at 10:30AM.  They have their $2.00 luncheon today. That gives me a chance for some more fellowship too. Asbury Village cooks the meal and then donates the money to the senior center.

From there I may go up to Independence to their Walmart store.  I wanted some sweet and sour chicken yesterday and Coffeyville's Walmart was out of that. I am hoping Independence still has some. I also need Braum's milk. I will stop there too.

Then I will come on back home.

More later....

 But after two weeks of riveting public hearings with numerous Ukraine revelations, it’s not enough yet to persuade Trump’s supporters to vote to remove him from office, an AP analysis concludes.

I am not surprised  at all. Trump supporters are determined to support him even with all the evidence.

What do you know! Nancy came over. She stayed a while. Then she had a hair appointment and had to leave.

I watched the news until 10:00AM and then started for  Coffeyville for lunch. I got there in plenty of time but I wanted to stop at their Dollar  General store first anyhow. 

It was a very good lunch and only cost $2.00. After lunch I went up to the Independence Walmart to get the frozen meals I couldn't find at the Coffeyville Walmart store. Then I came on back home, picked up my mail and read the paper...such as it was.

Then I had an e-mail from Glenn Couch's son saying Glenn had died last Wednesday in his sleep.

I worked the rest of the evening on the classmate's list and the deceased classmates list. I am running out of ink for my printer again. 

It's time to watch the news again now and later I will take my bath and get ready for bed.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday and Giving Blood

Again, no matter what the day or the theme, the font is very tiny and I have to enlarge it to even read it. I had Cox Complete Care look at it one day last week but nothing changed.

This is the largest font on this site.. It should be huge. But it isn't.

I will clean this morning. I got up close to 6:00AM and dressed and fed myself my breakfast of oatmeal, as usual.  After I fixed my coffee and sat down to blog, the cats and the kittens appeared and wanted to be fed. It looks like the cat bowl and the two auxiliary bowls are mostly empty. They really go through the cat food. But then, there are seven of them in all. Luckily they don't all come to eat at the same time.

More later... 

I watched the impeachment proceeding until lunch time when  I fixed myself a sandwich with the last of my ham. I also fixed some of that Lipton tea.

I waited quite a time for my mail but it didn't come before time for me to leave for the bloodmobile. So I drove on over to Coffeyville. 

I gave blood about 1:30PM and when I was finished. I had another sandwich and some apple juice. Then after resting awhile, I came on back home. 

I watched the rest of the legislative proceedings. The Republicans are in denial about President Trumps situation even after all the testimony of those under subpoena who were supposed to tell the truth.  They think if they accept that testimony of the truth,. they will lose re-election even though polls show the 70 percent of the population thinks Trump did do a qib pro quo. They are so fearful of losing.

I don't know how all this will play out 

I watched TV for awhile this evening. When I turned over to Amazon Prime I discovered they have limited their offerings  now. They used to have a lot more  to offer. I don't know what the deal is.

At 9:00PM, I finally went on to bed.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday and Breakfast Out

For some reason, I have to enlarge the font on this notebook computer to even read it.

I slept well again last night. I got up shortly before 5:00AM and dressed, ate some oatmeal and had my coffee and chai. I have texted Bob to see if he wants to go to breakfast at Eggberts there in Coffeyville.  I haven't heard back from him yet so he is either not up yet or he is in the shower. .

My usual Wednesday activities are on today's menu. It's supposed to rain today so that may be more of a challenge. I need to get a few groceries at the Coffeyville Walmart too.

I finally heard back from Bob. He had already had his coffee and an English muffin.  So I will save the money. :) I don't know when the rain will start today

More later.... 

I didn't leave for Coffeyville until 9:00AM. My hair appointment isn't until 9:30AM. After I got it done I went out to Woodshed and bought gas. Then I went to Walmart and bought $58.00 worth of groceries.  After that, I read awhile and listened to the radio until time to go to Bunco at Asbury Village. We played until 3:30PM when we finally finished. I won "most buncos": and got a lovely Christmas wreath. I hung it on my front door when I got back home.

I had fun but will have to go back to Coffeyville tomorrow afternoon to give blood. Then I will go back again on Friday for their $2.00 meal at the senior center at 11:00AM.

It will be an expensive gas week but I need the fellowship so I will go.

More later....

I watched TV for awhile and then read the Reader's Digest that was in the mail when I got home.

At 7:00PM, I took my bath and got ready for bed. But I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" before 9:00PM and I went to bed.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday and No Particular Plan

I slept very well last night and got up before 5:00AM. I had my sleep out. I dressed and ate my breakfast and when I opened the front door, four cats were out there hoping for cat food. I put some in four different bowls so they wouldn't be growling at one another. 

Now they have all had their fill and are gone.

I don't have anything planned for today. Tomorrow I will go to Coffeyville  to go to breakfast with Bob, if he's interested. Afterward I will do my usual Wednesday routine. I will go to the bank, get gas out at the Woodshed, go to Walmart there in Coffeyville  and then at 9:30AM I will go to the beauty shop and get my hair done. I may go to Lannings and have that great small salad for lunch and after that if I am hungry. Then I may go to the library and read. I downloaded a new book on my phone Kindle app. I tried to download it on my Kindle but it didn't download there.  I don't know what the problem was. But I can read it from my phone anyhow.Just one less gadget to have to carry around.

Then at 2:00PM, I will go out to Asbury Village for bunco there. That lasts until 4:00PM and after that, I will come on back home.

I would go by Nancy's house today but she has been sick off and on for days, She won't go to the doctor and won't even go to the clinic here, David, her son, and his wife are to be here for Thanksgiving.  He will undoubtedly want to put her in a nursing home again. She is sick about half the time.

I have tried to help her several times but after we went to see Dr. Christensen last summer and he didn't find anything wrong with her, I just gave up trying to get her some help. It may be just that she drinks coffee all day long. That much coffee can't be good for her. 

More later... 

I watched some of the impeachment testimony before lunch. Then I fixed myself a ham sandwich for lunch with iced tea and later went out to Sonic and bought a cherry limeade slush.

After that I raked half the leaves in the front yard into piles and used my leaf vacuum to vacuum them up and mulch them before I completely played out. It won't do much good because the leaves will still be falling but I needed the exercise. It's 2:40PM now and I will rest awhile.

More later... 

I read some in the afternoon and then watched some programs I had recorded.  

Late afternoon I watched the news and at 6:00PM, I took my bath and put my pjs on. Then I watched the Bull show I had missed but recorded Monday evening. 

I also did a load of laundry and dried it and folded it out 

At 9:00PM, I went on to bed.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday and A Quiet Day

I don't have anything much planned for today. Everything seems to be caught up. I got quite a bit done yesterday. And I slept very well last night. I was up at 5:00AM as usual, ate my oatmeal and had my coffee and Chai latte. I also fed the cats. There were five out there this morning so I took out three extra bowls. Otherwise the large Tom cat growls at the gray kittens and even the yellow kitten that looks like him.  After they ate their fill, I went out and picked up the extra bowls and washed them. I left the double cat dish filled with the food from the others.

It's supposed to be in the 60's again today. I am looking forward to that. I hope I am wrong but I have a feeling this is going to be a hard winter. It's been such a different fall and such a hot summer. 

This week we have bunco at Asbury Village. I intend to go as usual. It's supposed to rain on Wednesday but rain has never stopped me. I will pick up Bob for breakfast as usual if he still wants to go, get my gas as usual at Woodshed and even go to the Coffeyville Walmart for what little I will need by then. I will get my hair done at the beauty shop at 9:30AM and may go to the library to read since the bunco at Asbury Village doesn't begin until 2:00PM and lasts until 4:00PM. After that, I will come back home.

That's the plan anyhow. 

I hope to see Nancy today. Her son, David, and his wife are supposed to come for Thanksgiving but they are having bad stormy weather in North Carolina  this week and I am not sure they will be able to come. Maybe it will clear up by next week.

More later.....

It's 7:00AM now and I will watch the news. 

I watched the news and a couple of programs I had recorded. Then I contacted Keith about getting into his blog site. I had not been able to make the old login or password work. I learned he had changed the password so after I got in finally, I posted the posts there I had not been able to post since the desktop computer had died.

I talked to Suzanne this morning about the new kitchen and bathroom floors, She wants to wait until Spring to do them now.  The taxes on this place have gone up and they are due December 21st. 

Then I ate my lunch. Now I will go out and get my mail

More later....

All I got in the mail was an advertisement for Goody's. They are closing their retail stores and are opening their doors for one last sale.  It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I don't need a thing. but I might do some Christmas shopping then. All I buy for are the local relatives. I am sure the other kids and their families don't need a thing I could afford.

More later...

I went out this afternoon and pulled up all the dead flowers from my flowerbed. I set the trash container out at the curb for the Tuesday morning pick up of the trash.

I was reading before that and dropped off asleep for a few moments. I decided I needed to get out of the house. It's a beautiful day!

John, my son in law and my daughter,. Leslie have gone to Bartlesville today for John to have one of his eyes operated on for a cataract. 

John and Leslie will go Hays, Kansas next Monday to meet the new owner of their last Corgi puppy and hand him over to them. 

More even later.... 

I spent the afternoon putting together two new congregational directories. One for December of 2019 and the other for 2020. I put them on the foyer table for people to pick up for their use at home.

I watched the last  episode of "Murder She Wrote" this evening. I was going to watch "Bull", my favorite program but ended up just recording it and went on to bed at 9:00PM.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday and a Busy Day There

I woke up early again this morning but that was alright. I had a lot to do. I dressed, ate my oatmeal, fed the cats, watched the weather and started  baking my coffeecake and made the sandwiches for the finger food/ shoe box packing party afterward. This is a photo of the group that stayed for the shoe box  packing. We had 53 boxes altogether. I few of the group had already left before we got around to taking this photo.

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Johnna will pick them up tomorrow and deliver them to Independence Kansas to the First Baptist Church. That's where they are shipped from. 

More later...I had better get my newsletters done before I go any further with this. 

I got them finished and sent the ones out in e-mail right away. Then I printed off the ones that have to be sent in snail mail . I put them out on the mailbox with the flag up.

I went out to Dollar General this afternoon and bought some more envelopes and also some more cat food. and a birthday card for Scott.  I won't need it until sometime tomorrow since I still have enough for tomorrow.

I fooled around until I figured out how to print off that photo showing the group that worked on the shoe boxes. I thought I could print it from my phone but evidently my phone couldn't print it from my antique printer.

I will watch 60 Minutes and then go take my bath, At 9:00PM, I will go on to bed. I was up very early this morning.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday and Laundry Again

I had a problem with the size of my font and hope I have that fixed now. If not, I will have to call Cox Complete Care again. The font changed so small on my notebook that  I could barely read it. So I made it larger.  I notice it is still tiny in the Post Header though.  I may have to contact Cox Complete Care anyhow..

I slept fitfully last night. I had this font problem on my mind and couldn't recall how to change it back to a readable size. 

Anyhow, I got my bed changed today, That was the only thing I lacked after I cleaned the apartment on Thursday. 

I have fed  the cats and myself as well. In a little while I will start the laundry. I changed the sheets to my alternate set.


I have the laundry finished and put away. I have remade the bed too. I also went out to the local Dollar General store and finished buying things for the Christmas Child project box. Tomorrow I wil have to make some tiny sandwiches for finger foods. 

I warmed up my beans and cornbread for my lunch. I also ate the last ice cream bar for dessert.

It is nearly 1:00 PM now and is 57 degrees. The weather can't decide whether to be fall or winter. It's only the middle of November and we haven't had much fall that's for sure.

I went by Nancy's and rang the doorbell but she didn't answer. I taped the name and telephone number of the man at the Tyro store to her front door storm door glass. She wanted me to find out what that was while I was out last night so I went in there and the girl who helps him gave it to me. David and his wife plan to come for Thanksgiving and she wanted to get one of those wonderful pies from him to serve them. 

I don't know whether she will order one or not. 

When I couldn't raise her by telephone or in person,I called her cousin Dale, who looks after her some, and told him about the situation. He managed to contact her. He called me back and told me she was home.  She was either still in bed or ignoring the doorbell and phone. She is sick about half the time. Anyhow, that is up to her.

About 3:00PM, I went out and re-mowed the front and side yards and got a bunch of leaves mowed up. Then I used my leaf vacuum and vacuumed many of them up. It looks a lot better. It probably won't do a lot of good. Leaves are still falling.  But at least for awhile it will look better. This time I took some photos. It's 4:15PM now and I think I have everything done I had hoped to do.  And the exercise was good for me. 

One of the little gray kittens is out there now eating the cat food. He/she is looking around for the competition.  So far, he/she is by herself. 

At 6:00PM , I took my bath and later after I watched  "Bull",  I went on to bed at 9:00PM.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday and A Trip to Tulsa

Leslie got hold of me at bedtime last evening and asked me what I had on my calendar for.today.  I had done everything on my list on Thursday except stripping my bed.  I knew I could do that on Saturday. She wanted me to go with her to take the little puppy to the Tulsa airport and she could get him shipped to Colorado to his new owner.. I was delighted to go with her.. She needed me to hold the little critter while she drove. She came by shortly after 7:00AM  and let him out on the grass to let him pee iif he wanted to do so. He didn't want to so I picked him up and climbed into her SUV and we got on our way..

She had to have him there three hours ahead of time. He whimpered on the way until I turned him around so he could see Leslie and I pettted him and told him what a good dog he was. Finally he settled down and was fine. When we got to the airport, I took him out on a leash to try again. No response this rime either. Leslie got him loaded into his crate and then filled out all the needed paperwork and in time, he was on his way. We visited with a woman who was a breeder and she gave Leslie some tips on the faster way to get everything ready. She gave Leslie her business card. She had been a breeder since the 1960s so she seemed to know all the ropes.

After that, we did some shopping and then went to Olive Garden for lunch. Then we started for home.

He was a darling Corgi pup. They only have one left and they will take him to Hays on Monday after next. They will meet that new owner half way. They live in the Denver area.

John  is to have cataract surgery this Monday in Bartlesville.By the next Monday he should be back to normal and can go with her and she can hold the pup while he drives.

When I got home I had a message from Walgreens that my prescription was ready . So I made a trip to Independence and picked that up, went to their Walmart for a few things, bought some stamps at their post office, and stopped by the Dairy Queen for my weekly blizzard. Of course, that broke my heart! :)

More later....

Later I fed the cats their evening meal, watched the news and then took my bath. I watched and episode of "Murder She Wrote" and after that, I went to bed. at 9:00PM. It had been a big day 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday and House Cleaning Day

I got up pretty early this morning too. I slept very well but I had gone to bed early so I had my sleep out early. And I was concerned about what all I had saved on that auxiliary drive Keith gave me.  I had hoped I had remembered to save all the important stuff like last year's Classmate newsletter with the format of the newsletter and the Basic address list for the church newsletter. I also hoped I have the Journal's e-mail address on one of these two computers. I know it won't be on this notebook since it has been put away but it probably is on the laptop that I am using for my primary computer now.
I will need that to send in the Church Brief each week.

More later...I had better get that done now.

I got the Church Brief  sent in.  That address was in the notebook so I lucked out.

Later I  washed the bare floors and then at noontime I warmed up the beans and baked the cornbread, I fixed myself some iced tea too. I called Nancy to see if she wanted to join me but the phone rang four or five times and then went to "busy". I imagine she is sick again. to her stomach.. After I ate my lunch I fixed a bowl for her and took her some cornbread too when I finally reached her. Sure enough she was sick again. I took it over to her and stayed awhile and visited,

When I got home I vacuumed  the rest of the house.

I went out to Dollar General and bought a few groceries.

When I got back home I played some solitaire and read awhile.
came back to watch TV until bedtime.
Later this afternoon I watched some TV until bath time. After I had my bath and into my pjs, I will watch some "Murder She Wrote" and the  go to bed at 9:00PM

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday and A Hair Day

This morning I will get my hair done. First I will pick up Bob for breakfast. at 7:00AM.  I slept well last night but got up a little earlier than usual. I will eat a small bit of oatmeal because it keeps my plumbing going.  I will also have my coffee and Chai even though I will pick up Bob at 7:00AM.

The cats have come for their breakfast too even though it is 21 degrees out there..

There are no games today so after breakfast with Bob and gas out at Woodshed and my hair appointment, I will   drop by Marilyn's with cookies and have coffee then come on back home. I don't think I even need any groceries today. I have my beans for lunch. I will bake my cornbread to have with it tomorrow.

More later....

I got home this afternoon and read my mail...such as it was.mostly advertising and three newspapers

Leslie was telling me we were having prime rib for Thanksgiving. I told her I was bringing her dad's fruit salad and two pies...a pumpkin and a pecan pie.  I am ordering them from the man at Tyro who gets an Amish woman to bake them for him. I will pick them up the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving.

I went right over to Tyro and special ordered them.

I talked to Nancy and told her about it. She wants to do the same thing only she just wants one pie. Her son David and his wife are coming for Thanksgiving. They live on the east coast.

More later....

I watched some Amazon Prime before I took my bath then I watched the weather channel until bedtime. I had had my bath and about 8:30PM I went on to bed. I was exhausted!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday and a Dead Desktop Computer

I slept well last night even though it was very cold. I woke up only once during the night and then I got right back to bed and back to sleep.

I got up at 5:00AM as usual. I had my oatmeal and also the coffee and Chai and then went into the den to check the e-mail. The desktop computer was dead as a door nail. I had been having to reboot it several times a week because it was freezing up. Now it is completely dead. Luckily I still have the laptop Scott gave me and the notebook Keith bought me. I will have to get Cox Complete Care to hook up the laptop to the printer though. Otherwise I won't be able to .print anything off..I have much of everything backed up on the exterior back up Keith gave me that is attached to that desktop. I hope it is still saved. I will plug it in to the laptop's USB port in a little while and see if I can access it.on this laptop.

I fed the cats too. They ate as soon and as quickly as they could and then took off to look for some kind of shelter. Their water was frozen solid. I took some more out there but that is probably frozen now too. 

More later...

I am going to have to have Cox Complete Care set up the backup too. I didn't know what it was asking for when it asked "where" to back it up When I plugged it into the USB port on the desktop computer several years ago, it worked just fine and I don't recall having to do anything else like finding a location on the PC that could access it. And I may have to bring the printer in here in the dining room to hook it up to access the laptop so I can print from it.. I don't know what I will do with that dead desktop computer either unless I take it up to the attic to store it. You can't put electronics in the trash.

More later....

Big  Update! After I got that desk top computer taken apart and stored in the attic and in my spring/summer closet, I plugged in my shredder to shred some stuff and it would not work. I had no power in that den plug. So I contacted Suzanne when I couldn't figure out which switch it was in the breaker box and Steve remembered it was not in the breaker box at all. It was a little button just under the garage attic light switch.

So I went out to the garage and pushed that button and voila! I had power. Unfortunately I had already taken apart the desk top computer and put it away. It had been giving me a lot of problems anyhow. I was having to reboot it about three times a week to keep it from freezing up. I had hooked the printer up to the laptop Scott gave me when I couldn't find where I had put the notebook Keith bought me last year.

I then got hold of Cox Complete Care and one of their techs downloaded a new driver for printer and the Dell laptop and got it working. Unfortunately I have that laptop and the printer in my dining room now, While I was getting the desktop computer unhooked, I accidentally broke the USB Wireless Adapter for the den computer  Leslie had installed that for me when the Cox router signal couldn't get to the den.(two rooms away) and I had no signal for that computer.after I moved in here.

After I got the desktop computer put away I went back to searching for that notebook Keith bought me last year, I finally found the notebook. .It was on a shelf in my fall/winter closet..If I can get it hooked up and working again, I will use it for my laptop. I already have the auxiliary drive hooked up to the Dell laptop as well as the printer. It will be much easier to use the notebook for my laptop computer.

What a day!  I hope it doesn't get any more complicated.

This has been an horrendous day. I have been on  Cox Complete Care nearly all day, I haven't eaten all day since breakfast. First they helped me get the printer set up on the laptop computer and had to download a new driver to do that. Then I set up the notebook to use for a laptop computer.  The mail wouldn't work so I contacted them again and they got that working. Then I couldn't get into this blog on this notebook. I managed to resolve that by myself. I couldn't even get into it on the laptop. They wanted my password. I have had this blog for decades. I didn't have a clue what the password was after all these years. I finally found a password update place and they texted me a number to prove who I was. That finally worked. What a mess though!

I will watch an episode of "Murder She Wrote" after I take my bath. It's 6:55PM now. By then it may be my bedtime. I need to re-bandage my toe again. I took the bandaid off my finger. It's just too hard to do anything with a forefinger that is bandaged.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I will pick up Bob in the morning for breakfast. Then I will get gas at Woodshed and then go to get my hair done. After that, I will come back home. There is no game day tomorrow.

More in the morning...



      

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday and a Cold Wind

It didn't snow last night but there is a real cold wind this morning. I think Alexa said it was 37 degrees but with that wind it feels a lot colder.

I slept well again last night. There's something about the two afghans over my legs that helps. The forefinger on my right hand where the nail tore did not hurt last night either.

I have dressed and had my breakfast already. When I opened the front door at 5:40AM, the gray mama cat was there waiting for her breakfast. So I filled three bowls, anticipating the other cat and the kittens would soon be there too.

I don't have a plan for today except to go out to Dollar General again after 8:00AM and buy some more cat food. These are very expensive cats, considering how little company they are. They go through a bag of cat food about every day and  a half. I just feed them morning and evening but they still hang around hoping for more. Kylia told me yesterday that they opened the door to go out one day and the little yellow kitten/cat raced into their apartment. They had to catch it and put it out.  This winter it will be very cold and all they have for shelter is either under the vacant house catty cornered across the street from here on State or the laundry room directly across the street to the north. That laundry door is off the hinges. Their garage door also hangs askew so they can go in there too.

I had a text from Leslie this morning saying that my nine year old great granddaughter, Maia, had a program at the elementary school here this evening at 7:00PM. Depending on the weather, I may attend.  Shes sent me a brochure Saturday to sell me some magazine subscriptions and I bought two. That is supposed to allow her to win a t-shirt she wanted.  I didn't know what size to designate though. Both little girls are small for their age. Maybe I can find out a size this evening. The order is in the mailbox but there is no mail delivery today since it's Veteran's Day so I could steam open the envelope and designate a size.

More later...

Well, yesterday's mowing was a waste of time! The neighbor across the street's tree has blown all it's leaves over on my yard after I mowed up all of them yesterday evening and bagged them up.  He has none on his yard. The wind just scattered all those leaves on mine. How disgusting!  Well, I have learned something about trying to keep my front yard looking good in the fall.  It's impossible!

Bob says they got a little snow over at Coffeyville, I looked out here and we have none.

More even later....

Later in the morning a light mist began so I went on out to Dollar General and bought some groceries just in case I get socked in here.  I put some beans on to cook and bought some cornbread mix and I plan those things for tomorrow. I also bought cat food and a few other things I thought I might need.

Then I came home and warmed up the cashew chicken I brought home from Great China yesterday and had that and some iced tea for lunch. I also bought some trail mix and ate some of that too. It was a good lunch. Tomorrow I will stay in and have my cornbread and beans for lunch..

I read all afternoon. The weather got colder and colder and the wind blew viciously.

Finally I texted Leslie and begged off of getting out in the weather. She was fine with it. She knew it was brutal out there.

I watched some Amazon Prime and then  watched Bull and after that I went on to bed at 9:00PM. I was very tired...