Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tuesday and No Particular Plan

I slept well again last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM, made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day.  

I made my breakfast just a moment ago and am eating it here in the den. I will need to get some more oatmeal when I go to Coffeyville for Bunco tomorrow. I like to get the variety pack so I have a variety of flavors during the week. I will also have to get some more breakfast brew coffee. I used the last of what I had yesterday. When I pick up my treat for tomorrow's Bunco, I will get it at our market here. I also need some half and half for my coffee.

More later ...I want to check the forecast and see if we still have two days of rain in it. I will also check on the cats and see if they are waiting for their breakfast too.

Sure enough both cats were out there so I took their food out to them and when they finished eating I took the food back in the garage and covered it. I missed the forecast, I guess. Maybe it will be on in one minute at 6:48AM.

Sure enough...it was! Today is supposed to be 98 degrees and PM thundershowers, Wednesday 79 degrees and showers,Thursday 89 degrees and mostly sunny, Friday 83 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday 93 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday 86 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, and Monday 87 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. It will be interesting to see how much of the forecast rain actually happens.

Scruff keeps coming back for more food but I have taken it in to keep the ants out of it.  She has had plenty.

I will just stay in and read today. But I probably should go to the market early just in case we do get rain this afternoon. 

I went to the market and got the things I needed except for the half and half. They had none of that. Luckily I have some Coffeemate so I can use that.

I stopped by the post office and bought more stamps too. I really go through the stamps with my letters each week to those who are not at church. But I think it's worth it for them to know they are missed.  I also send them a bulletin for the announcements and prayer list.

I watered the back flowerbed and hanging plant earlier this morning.I am trying to keep my flowers alive! I haven't watered the front ones yet. I should probably do that. We have no assurance it will rain later today. They have been wrong before...plenty of times.

I went out to water the flowers in the front and when I came back to the door to come back in, there was a huge spider right by the door. Generally I don't kill anything but that spider was enormous and I certainly did not want it in the house so I took off my shoe and killed it. It was as large as my thumb. I have no idea what kind it was. It wasn't a tarantula. It wasn't that large and it wasn't hairy. I had never seen any like it. I've seen lots of tarantulas because Big Hill in Coffeyville had a lot of them. Anyhow, I won't have to worry about it now. And I did get the flowers watered.

About 2:30PM I went out to Eggbert's and had lunch. I couldn't deal with another frozen dinner. Then I came home and read all afternoon and finished my latest book. Then I had to plug in the Kindle again to recharge it. It is 5:05PM now...and still no rain.

I still have a couple of magazines to read too.

More even later....

I just checked outside just now and it is thundering. We may get some rain this evening after all. 

How about that! It is starting to rain out there.I just looked again.

It's almost time for my bath so I may as well take it.I won't need to water the flowers this evening after all. 

Perhaps more later ....

So far we have thunder but only enough rain to wet the concrete a little.

It's raining harder now but not really hard at least not yet.

I have had my bath and have my pajamas and robe on and it's 6:54PM. 

And I am charging the watch Ginger gave me for my birthday. I wear it at night because it lights up when I hold my arm up in the night and I can see the time. I wear the one Leslie gave me in the daytime. That way I can wear them both and neither goes to waste. I change them out after bath time.It's really raining now...lots of thunder and lightning and pouring down rain!

The police just issued a severe storm warning until 8:00PM this evening.

The storm seems to have passed here now. We got a lot of rain but as far as I can tell, no hail. Its 7:57PM now.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Monday and a Visit With Nancy

I slept poorly part of the night..waking up at 1:00AM but then I got up and took two Melatonin tablets and went back to sleep for the rest of the night and just got up about 5:45AM. I made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I put a load of laundry in the washer...mostly underwear and towels. I will fix my breakfast next and check on the cats and "the weather on the 8's".  It's 6:22AM now.

More Later.... 

I got in the living room just in time to catch the cats waiting for their breakfast. I just got their food out to them and back in the house and the weather came on.

Today will be 103 degrees and mostly sunny. Tuesday is forecast to be 103 degrees and thunderstorms,Wednesday 82 degrees and AM showers,Thursday 91 degrees and sunny, Friday 93 and mostly sunny, Saturday 98 degrees and AM showers, and Sunday 91 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. Sounds like some rain this next week but I remain skeptical. I have seen too much rain in the forecast just disappear.

I need to get out there and trim while it's fairly cool. 

So, more later... 

I got the yard trimmed and the mess cleaned up. I also cleaned up the mower the best I could. It gets filthy when anyone mows. 

Stephen drove in my drive as I was cleaning up my mess and brought me some flax oatmeal cookies (made with freshly milled flour). A woman in their congregation at their church bakes regularly and sells her wonderful homemade cookies and breads.This bread is flax meal sandwich bread made with freshly milled flour too. I haven't tried it yet but I soon will. I had one of her cookies and they are really good. I am going to have to discipline myself or I will gain back the weight I have lost. :)

Stephen and Dee Anna are so thoughtful! 

More even later.... 

I got Nancy and we stopped at the Copan Restaurant and had lunch. Afterward, since we were only 7 miles from Caney, we went to Caney to look at Nancy's house and later at the Caney Museum. We had a good tour of the museum. Dale and Gina have done a real good job of organizing it. He does the work and she organizes it. They gave us each a booklet about area museums and another one I haven't had time to check out yet.

David texted me about Bunco on Wednesday. I texted him back and said I would be there.

More later... .

I read this afternoon again.

It's 8:25PM and I have just had my bath and put my pajamas on and my robe. I haven't watered my flowerbeds this evening so I had better go do that.Tuesday is supposed to be 103 degrees too and there is supposed to be AM rain. I will believe that when I see it. We have been disappointed too many times this month.

I will go out in my robe and water...just in case.

I plan to read until my 9:00PM bedtime.


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Sunday and Church

I slept well last night and was only up once in the night and then got right back to sleep. I made my bed and got myself ready for church. I have made my breakfast and am here in the den eating it. 

I tore a contact getting them in this morning.I hadn't changed them in several months so I still had a couple. They seem a lot clearer. I must have needed to use new ones....at least that one.I have one new one left. I never throw the old ones away as long as they are in good shape. I just put them in a case and put fresh disinfecting liquid in with them. In case of an emergency, I will have some to use. They are very expensive from Dr. Dobbins. Roger was much less expensive. Unfortunately he retired and moved to Phoenix. He was the one that got my lazy eye to work. When I was in my 40's  he put a real strong contact in it and within a week, it was working with 20/30 vision. I had worn a patch over my good eye for a year when I was 5 years old but that never got it to work then. It took me a while to get used to having depth perception.

Karan speaks at church today. She is quite good. I wrote mine several weeks ago when Leslie scheduled us and have not spent a lot of time on it since. I speak next week and I will need to work on it again this week.  There are four of us that do the sermons at church. We are all elders and we took courses by mail from our seminary in Lamona, Iowa, years ago. So we are all certified by our church. I was the only one that got the advanced certification at that time. I enjoyed the courses and had the time and interest to do it.

Karan had a good sermon today. It usually is!

More later...I have better check on the cats. Scruff came last night for her supper. I didn't see Blondie then. He must have been in the house of his owners. He is not feral.

I caught "the weather on the 8's" too. As usual, it has changed. Today will be 104 degrees and sunny, Monday is also forecast for 104 degrees and mostly sunny, Tuesday's forecast is for 102 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Wednesday's is for 80 degrees and AM showers and Thursday's is for 89 degrees and mostly sunny, Friday is for 92 degrees and mostly sunny, and Saturday's is for 92 degrees and partly cloudy. 

A lot of change.

I am going on to church now. It's 9:30AM  and I want to be sure there are no bugs that climbed under the door. If there are, I will sweep them up.

There were some bugs in the  hall but nowhere near as many as usual. Thursday's cleaning must have helped a lot.  

More later after lunch.....

Phyllis and I went to Just Us, as usual, for lunch after church.

We had just a few at church today. I will send those who were not there a letter and a copy of the bulletin with the announcements and the prayer list.

More later after I finish the letters.

I got the letters with the bulletins out on the mailbox for the mailman to pick up tomorrow.  I hope the contacts help. 

It's almost 6:00PM  and I am waiting for the Mission Center's Zoom to come on for the evening's worship service.  

It just started.. 

The Mission Center service was very good. Ted's son gave a very good  sermon. 

It's almost 7:00PM and I will take my bath and put my pajamas on and my robe and then read some more on my latest book before going to bed at 9:00PM. 

Krystal came about 7:30PM  and mowed the yard. It was a lot of leaves too from the west side and the front. It's 8:50PM now and she just left. I swept up the leaves just off the curb into piles and she swept them up into the dust pan too and put them in the black yard bag. Then she put that bag in the trash container. I will set it out on Tuesday...maybe even Monday afternoon since I'm never quite sure how early on Tuesday the trash men come by. It's 9:00PM now and I am going to bed. The Kindle is back on charging again now so I couldn't read.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Saturday and No Particular Plan

I slept well most of the night but woke up at 3:30AM and couldn't really get much rest after that. I took a couple of Melatonin tablets but that didn't help this time. Finally I got up at 4:45AM and made my bed and got dressed for the day. I haven't fixed my breakfast yet. But that's the next thing on my list of "to do" things. I had nothing at supper time but I had had a good breakfast yesterday morning and a good lunch at noon. I had gone to the deli at the market and bought chicken, fried okra and green beans with a biscuit and I saved one piece of the chicken for today's lunch and the biscuit that came with the meal. I ate all the green beans and okra.

Anyhow, fixing my breakfast is next on my list.

So more later ...

I've had my breakfast and am just drinking my coffee now, I will go in the living room and turn on the TV and wait for  "the weather on the 8's"  and see if the forecast has changed. I will also check on the cats. It's almost 6:00AM now.

Both cats were out there waiting so I took out their food and they ate their fill and are gone now. I brought the food into the garage and covered it.

Then the weather came on next. Today is supposed to be 101 degrees and sunny, Sunday is to be a real scorcher...105 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday is  to be 104 degrees and mostly sunny.  Tuesday 96 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Wednesday is to be 85 degrees and cloudy, Thursday 91 degrees and mostly sunny, Friday' forecast is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy. 

I see they took the showers out of  Wednesday's forecast but they left them in Tuesday's forecast. I remain skeptical. The weather is not an exact science.

I trimmed the hedge while it was still 70 degrees. Krystal is supposed to mow tomorrow. evening at 7:00PM after it cools down a bit. 

Now I am going to water the back flowerbeds. It's 8:00AM

The water is done for the morning. I will have to do it again this evening.

Now I will go read again. 

I have been reading this morning but I stopped long enough to have my lunch,,,the leftover chicken and biscuit.

So more even later.... Tomorrow we are forecast for a 105 temperature. Wow!

I read all afternoon and finished another book.It's 3:11PM now.

I read until I finished my latest book and the watched a documentary on Amazon Prime. Then I watched the NBC news.

Now I am going to Dollar General to get some toothpaste. When I get back home, I will take my bath and get ready for bed at 9:00PM.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Friday and the Historical Museum

Another night of poor sleep. For some reason I simply could not stay asleep last night. It's 3:00AM and I have been awake for an hour. I may take some Melatonin and see if that helps. I got up once earlier and took my two meds. After that I could never get back to sleep.

I will try the Melatonin and go back to bed. I am supposed to meet Gina at the historical museum later today. After I had to get my new debit card, they could no longer withdraw my donation. I tried to arrange it online with my new debit card but the online arrangement would not accept it for some reason. Strange...everything else does.

My sleeplessness may have something to do with how tired I was last night. I went to bed at 8:00PM. It's a mystery.

More later

Well the Melatonin worked! I took two small tablets and got right back to sleep and slept until almost 6:00AM. I should have tried it earlier. I just haven't needed it since I have had the ceiling fan.

Once again, I am having my breakfast here in the den. I made my bed and got myself ready for the day earlier. 

More Later...I will go turn on the TV and the news and check on the cats.

Both cats were out there for their breakfast and I fed them. When they were finished, I brought the cat food into the garage and covered it.

I went out back to water the flowerbed and the hanging basket and when I came back in "the weather on the 8's" was coming on and I took a photo of it.

Today is to be 98 degrees and mostly sunny,tomorrow is to be 100 degrees and sunny, Sunday 104 degrees and mostly sunny,Monday 104 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday 97 degrees and isolated thunderstorms, Wednesday 86 degrees and isolated thunderstorms,and Thursday 92 degrees and Mostly sunny. I am still skeptical about the rain.

I went to the historical museum and arranged to have my $5.00 a month taken out of my account by my new debit card. That's one less thing to be concerned about.

It's a little after 3:00PM and I have been reading this afternoon. The battery is low on the Kindle though so I have it charging again.

It's after 4:00PM now and I had been reading until the Kindle required charging again. It is still charging. 

More even later...  

It's 6:25PM and I am about to water everything again and then take my bath. I plan to read until 9:00PM and then go to bed. My Kindle is fully charged.

It's 8:10PM and before I took my bath, I finished my latest book. I have one more to read before I have to make a day of it and go to bed at 9:00PM. I haven't done a lot, but I am tired. I will take a couple of Melatonin tablets before I go to bed. 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thursday and Cleaning the Church

I slept very well last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I will be helping with the cleaning of he church  this morning from 9:00AM until noon so I dressed appropriately in shorts and tee.

It's 5:43AM and I am eating my breakfast here in the den as usual. Today, after my trip to Walmart yesterday, I am having my breakfast bar and oatmeal again. In a little while I will go turn on the TV and hopefully catch "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats.

I caught "the weather on the 8's" this time. Today is to be 97 degrees and sunny, Friday will be 98 degrees and sunny, Saturday to be 101 degrees and sunny, Sunday is to be 103 degrees and mostly sunny,  Monday 101 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday 92 degrees and scattered thunderstorms.Wednesday 87 degrees and AM thunderstorms. I've seen rain in the forecast before and it disappears before it happens. So I remain skeptical until I actually see it.

It's 6:28AM and no sign of the cats  yet.

Blondie was out there but no sign of Scruff yet.  He ate his fill and when he left I took in the cat food to the garage and covered it.

 I'd better start watering!

So More Later....

I got all the watering done and so far it's not too hot out there. About 8:00AM, I will leave for church to clean.

I got to the church to clean about 8:30AM. The others came shortly afterward. I took the kitchen and got it 75 percent done. It was a huge job. I got all the east, north and west cabinets done. I emptied them one cabinet at a time, scrubbed them down and organized them as I put the things back in their clean cabinets.I still have the south side and the center cabinet to clean and organize. Leslie took the closet with all the decorations for worship centers, Melissa took the classrooms, Leeann took the bathrooms and Karan took the office. None of us got it all finished. We are going to choose to do this every month the last week of each month. Leslie will choose a day and we will each continue to clean our rooms until we get them spotless and keep them that way.

After we finished, we went to the Dearing restaurant and had lunch. It was very good. Karan paid me for the 11 tees she bought from me but she paid me too much, and she wouldn't take any back so I bought her lunch. 

I was exhausted when I finished. It had been up and down a ladder and down on the floor and back up on my feet again from 8:30AM until after noon. It really wore me down. It's the mileage for sure.

More later.... 

Stephen brought my coffee cake dish back. We visited for awhile. He felt he had to apologize for eating the cookies his wife had planned to give me. I would have eaten them, I imagine, but I sure didn't need any more sweets. I have had two flurries a week for several weeks. I had just lost 12 pounds and didn't want to put them back on (at my age, it comes right off the face). So I sure don't want to lose any more. 

More later...

I am going to water the flowers again and then come back in and take my bath. I am very tired. I did a lot of work today at church. Mainly though it was just sitting on the floor and then trying to get up without my knees hurting. Then I had to climb on the step stool to reach the high cabinets and get down carefully. But I managed not to hurt myself.

Krystal is going to mow for me on Sunday evening at 7:00PM. That will be good. Some of the yard needs it now. I believe Stephen mowed his today. The back is not as bad as the front and I haven't looked at the west side.I will try to get the trimming done first if the weather is not too hot. I can probably do it either early morning or later in the day after it cools down a bit.

I better get my watering done before I completely play out. 

I got the flowers watered... both front and back.

Then I took my bath and uploaded today's blog to Keith's personal blog.

Now I am ready to read awhile before going to bed at 9:00PM.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wednesday and a Hair Appointment

I slept well last night but was up a little earlier then usual. I have made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I am having another couple of toaster waffled this morning for my breakfast. I will be so glad to go back to my oatmeal for breakfast.  I also had some of my cranberry juice and a cup of coffee. Later I will have my chai too.

It's after 6:00AM now and I should go check out "the weather on the 8's" and the cats..I have eaten my waffles now.

So more later..

Both cats were there for their breakfast and I fed them and when they finished, I put away the cat food in the garage and covered it. 

I went up to the City of Caney's drop box and dropped my bill and check in it in an envelope. When I got back home the weather on the 8's" was on TV and I grabbed my phone and took a photo of it.

Today is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 96 degrees and sunny, Friday 97 degrees and sunny, Saturday 98 degrees and sunny, Sunday 101 degrees and sunny, Monday 102 degrees and mostly sunny, and Tuesday 94 degrees and AM thunderstorms. I'll have to see that to believe it. We were to have two days of rain this week and we had none.

I will leave for my hair appointment at 8:30AM. It is just 6:57AM now so I have some time. I want to go to the bank there in Coffeyville first and get some money for my hair appointment.

More Later... I left a little earlier for my appointment. I wanted to go to Wal- Mart first to get the school supplies. After I got mine,I left the list I got from the Board of Education with Coffeyville's Wal Mart store  to make copies for other Caney people who will be buying their school supplies. 

Then I bought the groceries I couldn't get at the Caney Market too. I ended up spending almost $50.00 for everything I bought.

More later... .

I got to Toni's at my hair salon at 9:00AM... just in time for my color and hair cut.

Then.. this is Wednesday and on Wednesdays you can get the child's Wacky Pack dinner with two chicken strips and fries (or tater tots) and a tiny drink for just $2.18 at Caney's Sonic. I buy it nearly every Wednesday because it's just the right amount of lunch for me and it's also very cheap. 

I guess I will get back to my book now...

I have been reading all afternoon. I am tired of it now. It's 4:22PM and 97 degrees out there.I watered all the flowers again. I am trying my best to keep them alive. 

I guess I will try to catch the evening news when it comes on. That will be a half hour.

More even later... .

It's after 7:00PM and I will take my bath now and put my pajamas on and my robe. Then I will go back to my reading. I would like to finish this latest book.

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM again. I will have a big day cleaning at the  church tomorrow from 9:00AM until noon.

Perhaps more later..