Thursday, December 8, 2022

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

I slept pretty well last night except for one time when I woke up and was tossing and turning trying to get back to sleep. Finally I got up and took some Melatonin and got back to sleep. It's been awhile since I have taken that but it worked and I slept the rest of the night. It's 6:22AM now and I have been up an hour and made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day.

Later this morning I will clean the apartment again.  First I will check out the weather and the cats. They are probably out there this morning already.

More Later... 

Only Blondie was out there for breakfast today. Scruff didn't come for breakfast today. Blondie is very hungry after not coming for breakfast or any meal here yesterday. He just left but I will leave the bowl out there a little while just in case Scruff comes after all.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and there is a lot of rain in this week's forecast. Today is to be 57 degrees and AM light rain, tomorrow is to be 54 degrees and partly cloudy,  Saturday is to be 56 degrees and AM rain, Sunday is to be 53 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 59 degrees and showers, Tuesday is to be 58 degrees and AM rain, Wednesday is to be 44  degrees and mostly sunny. So rain forecast for Thursday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. We will see if this develops. This is Kansas and anything is possible.

Blondie ate and left and Scruff never came so I waited a bit before I put the food bowl in the garage and covered it.  

There is light rain out there but not enough to make a difference....just enough to keep me from my walk.  

It's 7:28AM and I will start my mopping now. I have finished my breakfast and my coffee and Chai too.

I decided it wasn't too cold to take my walk at 47degrees. So I bundled up and took off at 8:12AM and got back home with a sack of trash at 8:43AM. I stuck the trash bag in my dumpster. 

More even later...

I have had a time with this e-mail at Cox webmail. It is unlike my Outlook program that I had to give up.  I have been trying to reach Mary Don Moore King for days. She is always the first one to e-mail me her news...for the class newsletter ...except for this year. I did hear from her this fall when John Stephens died but nothing since. I am concerned that something is wrong...after all we are 87 years old. So I wrote her an actual letter with my concerns. I think she is living with her son or he is living with her and I think his name is Robert. Hopefully she or he will get back with me and allay my concerns.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Wednesday and My Hair Appointment and Bunco

I am having my breakfast here in the den. I slept much better last night and was only up once and took my meds and went right back to sleep after that. I had read until 9:00PM last night.  

I have an 8:45AM appointment with Toni at the beauty shop and after that I need to pick up my meds at Coffeyville at the Medicine Shoppe and then get up to Independence and pick up my keys at the First Christian Church there and get my other meds at Walgreens. 

They called me last night to tell me they found my keys in one of the cookie sacks. How that happened, I can't imagine. I must have laid them on that sack after I unlocked the church on Sunday and then when I picked up the sack, they must have fallen in. Anyhow, last evening they were good enough to call me about it so after my hair appointment, I will go up there and get them and stop at Walgreens and get my other meds too.

I must be losing my mind. 

The only cat that was out there waiting for breakfast was Scruff. I don't know where Blondie is. I have left the food out there for awhile just in case he comes later.

I caught the weather this morning and today is supposed to be 51 degrees and cloudy, Thursday is to be 60 degrees and showers, Friday is to be 54 degrees and mostly cloudy, Saturday is to be 56 degrees and AM showers, Sunday is to be 54 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 62 degrees and showers, Tuesday is to be 53 degrees and thunderstorms. That's a lot of rain is we really get it all ...four days with rain.

That's terrific! We really need the rain.

I guess Blondie is not going to come for breakfast this morning. I hope he is alright and someone hasn't run over him.

 It's 6:59AM now. I need to leave about 8:00AM for my 8:45AM hair appointment. I will be a little early but Toni never minds that. I always stop at Sonic first and get a medium cherry limeade slush to drink after I finish my appointment with Toni. Then I need to get my two prescriptions and those keys at the church in Independence. That might make me late for Bunco but that can't be helped. That's more important. 

I got my hair done and then went to the Medicine Shoppe and picked up my blood pressure pills. Then I went to Independence to get my thyroid prescription there at Walgreens and those keys at the First Christian Church. Then I came back to Coffeyville for Bunco. I was plenty early for Bunco. I had a good time with everyone there. We finished around 3:30PM and I came on back home. I got back home about 4:00PM.

More even later...

I sent the Chronicle to Dean,  Keith, Leslie and Scott and also Jack Kiddoo, one of my other classmates who enjoys reading it. I asked Keith to let me know if he got it alright since I forwarded it to them. He contacted me and told me he did get it. I hope Dean, Leslie and Scott got it too and Jack Kiddoo. The cox e-mail is so different from Outlook but Cox wanted to stop using Outlook and use Cox webmail. They were going to charge Cox a lot more for those of  us using Outlook. So I really didn't have a choice in the matter. I am hoping I will be able to attach the newsletter, when it's finished, to their e-mail to send it to those who have e-mail. If they can't receive it that way I will  have to have more  printed off and send them by regular mail.  There is no paper clip type attachment on Cox's e-mail but they told me when I asked about it that all I had to do was to drag it in the area where it says "attachment" and there will be an attachment to send it that way. Before I actually send it out to all those who have e-mail, I will try to attach it and send it to Dean, Keith, Scott, and Leslie and see if they get it alright. If not, I will have to print off a lot more letters and address more envelopes and get some more stamps to send it by regular mail.

I have taken my math and have my pajamas on and my robe and it is 7:18PM  and I will read for awhile and then go to bed at usual.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Tuesday and Decorating My Home for Christmas

I was up very early this morning..earlier then usual. I checked my e-mail and it's a good thing I did. We have  a Zoom meeting scheduled for this Wednesday evening at 7:00PM concerning Conference legislation to be acted on at the coming World Conference of our church in April. We also have another Zoom Conference February 18th at 10:00AM and an actual  Mini Conference meeting scheduled at our campgrounds on the 18th of March at 9:00AM...all this in preparation for our upcoming World Conference in April. That is held this year from April 22nd through April 28th in independence, Missouri. So I have marked my calendar so I won't miss anything.

Today I will pick up Leslie for a trip to Independence, Kansas to deliver cookies to the First Christian Church there for the dessert for their dinner this evening. Then we will go to Big Cheese in Independence and have a pizza for our lunch. After I take Leslie home, I will come home and decorate my home for Christmas. It will be a big busy day.

More Later.... 

I took the laptop in the living room to have my breakfast and opened the door to find both cats waiting out there for their breakfast. It is lightly raining. 

I see Stephen and Dee Anna are next door at their apartment. I didn't know they came in last night but then I went to bed pretty early.

I caught "the weather on the 8's" right away.

Today is to be 48 degrees and cloudy, Wednesday is to be 51 degrees and cloudy, Thursday is to be 62 degrees and AM rain, Friday is to be 52 degrees and partly cloudy and Saturday is to be 51 degrees and AM showers, Sunday is to be 54 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday 57 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week...a couple of days of possible rain..that's good. We need the rain. 

Of course, with the rain..light as it is, I won't be taking my walk.

More later....

I picked up Leslie about 10:00AM and we took the cookies up to the First Christian Church in Independence then we looked around in a lovely gift shop and then went to Big Cheese and had a personal pan pizza.She had made some homemade soup and she saved me some of it. That will make a nice lunch this week.

I took her home after that and then came home myself and have worked all afternoon putting up my Christmas decorations. It's after 4:00PM now and I am really tired. I bet I sleep well tonight! 

More later..

I went to the Caney Market and bought some groceries. I also bought the ingredients for my peanut clusters. Sometime in the next week or so, I will get those made. I will put them in decorative cans and give them to my friends and the landlords.

It's 5:00PM now and I will go watch the news or read until time for my bath at 7:00PM and then plan to go to bed at 9:00PM

Monday, December 5, 2022

Monday and a Visit with Nancy

I slept very well last night and was only up once and got right back to sleep until 5:00AM.I feel very rested this morning. I have made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I even have a load of wash going...towels, pajamas and underwear mostly. I will soon get that in the dryer.

I even balanced my checkbook this morning.

I will get my breakfast ready now and get back to this later... 

I have had my breakfast and checked on the cats too. They were both out there waiting for me to open the door and see them and bring them their food. They are eating hungrily now.  Blondie just walked away but Scruff is still out there eating.

I am waiting for the "weather on the 8's" now. It will be at least 6 minutes before even a chance of it being shown.

Scruff is gone now too.  I will bring the food in and put it in the garage and cover it.

So more later ....I got that done and missed the weather if it even ran this time. I will wait and see if it runs on 6:48AM. It's 6:41 right now. 

It did run at 6:48AM. Here it is.

Today will be 56 degrees and cloudy, Tuesday will be 48 degrees and AM showers,  Wednesday is to be 50 degrees and cloudy,  Thursday is to be 59 degrees and rain, Friday is to be 50 degrees and rain, Saturday is to be 51 degrees and partly cloudy and Sunday is to be 52 degrees and showers..

That's the week's  shows some rain. I hope we get it but this is Kansas and anything is possible in Kansas. It's plain that weather forecasting is not an exact science....especially in Kansas.

It's 7:14AM now and the temperature is up to 40 degrees. When it is lighter, I will make my decision about whether to take my walk or not. 

I am going to take my walk this morning while the dryer is running. I missed it yesterday and I really need to do it every day if it's not too cold. I will take a plastic bag for the trash. It's 41 degrees now and I will dress warmly. 

More even later... 

I got back from my walk at 8:29AM. I picked up a large grocery sack of trash out of the street. I put it in my trash container when I got home. My dryer is finished now and I need to fold out the clothes and towels. I will get back to this after I finish that.

I got the clothes all folded and put away. About 9:30AM, I will leave for Bartlesville to see Nancy and take her to lunch.

More even later...

I got to Nancy's about 10:30AM. There was fog all the way down to Bartlesville but it began to dissipate on the way down and the fog was not near as bad in Bartlesville. I visited with her while she dressed and we went to the Boulevard Restaurant where we had the worst meal of our eating out experience. It was a steak sandwich and french fries but what made it so bad was that it was completely covered in terrible brown gravy. We could barely eat it. I left half of mine and Nancy barely ate any. I paid a little over $23.00 for the two of our meals but I will never order that again.

Luckily, I had taken some coffeecake down to Nancy and she could have it later.

More Later...

This weird phone of mine called Keith and we visited awhile but I hadn't called him. Sunday John asked me if I had called him and I hadn't but he said he had a call last week from me and I was not on the phone when he answered. It is a weird phone. I had a group of seven who provide cookies for the First Christian Church in Independence. They were in a folder called Congregation for a group message. I was going to inform those seven people about the cookies I would need on Sunday and when I opened the folder, only Leslie was in there. 

It took me awhile to get all seven back in there. I never know what to expect of this phone.

I will take my bath shortly. Then I will copy this blog information into Keith's blog.

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM this evening. 

I talked to Dale, Nancy's cousin, this evening. He is planning to take Nancy to the hospital in Bartlesville tomorrow to see if they can figure out why she has periods where she blacks out. That has happened twice now. She just suddenly blacks out. There has got to be a reason that happens.

Jeromy, my grandson, came and got my Christmas decorations down from the attic. I have maybe 10 boxes of decorations to use plus a huge wreathe Cyndi made for me. After I get back tomorrow from delivering the cookies to the First Christian Church in Independence and having lunch with Leslie at Big Cheese, I will decorate the apartment for Christmas. 

That should be a good Tuesday afternoon job.

Now I will take my bath and put my pajamas and robe on and read until 9:00PM.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunday and Church

I was up pretty early this morning but I had gone to bed early so I got plenty of sleep. I have made my bed and dressed and am ready for church this morning.  It's  only 5:30AM now but I have the coffeecake in the oven baking and will fix the glaze in a little while. First the coffeecake has to bake and cool before I can put that glaze on it.

I am having my breakfast here in the den as usual. I haven't checked on the weather or the cats yet. They probably won't be out there until at least 6:00AM. It's only 31 degrees here according to my desktop computer. That's awfully cold for them to be out there at all. I'd better check out there now.

No, they weren't out there yet..thank goodness! Poor things would freeze waiting for their breakfast.  

The weather forecast finally came on. Today is to be 48degrees and mostly cloudy, Monday is to be 56 degrees and cloudy, Tuesday is to be 46 degrees and cloudy, Wednesday is to be 46 degrees and showers, Thursday is too be 55 degrees and showers, Friday is to be 50 degrees and mostly cloudy. A couple of days rain is forecast. I hope it develops. We sure need it.

The cats finally came about 6:15AM and ate.

They have eaten and left so I took their food in the garage and covered it.

After lunch I will go attend the Open House at the Food Bank, I will take a can of Amy's soup. It is very good! Gay put me on it a few years ago. I have bought it for years and it is  very good!

 I don't think I am going to be able to take my walk today. It is very cold at 32 degrees.

I went to church this morning and Karan had a very good sermon.The service was pretty long but we had a good attendance. I am up next week.

I went out to the Food Bank this afternoon and took a tour of their new building. It is very nice.I bought six tickets for $5.00 for their raffle. I took a can of Amy's soup. It is very good soup. I have never won anything in my life but it is  a good cause. 

It's 2:25PM now. I don't know when the drawing is. Probably later today after the tours are over.

I got back home about 3:00PM after taking the tour of the Food Bank. I watched some TV until Leslie texted me about the Zoom meeting.

It's 7:03PM  and I am going to take my bath now and put my pajamas and robe on to watch 60Minutes. I recorded it.

I'll come back after that and put this Blog on Keith's blog.

Tomorrow after 6:30PM, Jeromy, my grandson, will come get my Christmas Decorations down from the attic. My kids don't want me climbing up that pull down ladder for fear I will fall and break my neck. It probably wouldn't happen but to play it safe, I will let Jeromy do it.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saturday and The Independence Museum

I slept pretty well last night. I only woke up once and took my meds at that time. I got back to sleep and later was up at 5:15AM and made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I am having my breakfast here in the den. I believe I will go to the Independence Museum today and see what they have there for the holiday. Maybe I can get Leslie to go too.We usually have done that in December at the holiday period. I will text her later and see. It's only 6:00 AM now. After I finish my oatmeal I will go check on the cats and "the weather on the 8's".

While I am in Independence I also need to shop for those two children we are helping by buying gifts for them for Christmas.

Both cats were out their waiting for their breakfasts. They are eating heartily now. When they are finished and gone, I will go sweep the leaves away from the front door,  Blondie is gone now but Scruff is drinking some water. They are both gone now. I will go sweep away the leaves from my front door.  

Now I got that done...

I am now waiting for "the weather on the 8's". It's 6:28AM now. But it doesn't look like it's going to run at this time.

..Maybe 6:48AM

The weather finally came on at 6:48AM

Today should be 42 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow should be 47 degrees and  cloudy, Monday should be 54 degrees and cloudy,  Tuesday will be 49 degrees and cloudy, Wednesday is to be 53 degrees and showers, Thursday should be 50 degrees and showers, Friday should be 50 degrees and mostly cloudy. That's the week..we will hope those showers develop. We need the rain.

Leslie has a Zoom meeting at 10:00AM and it might last an hour. I tried Sally but it may be too early to contact her. I will try again later if I don't hear from her in an hour.  I would like to go at 11:00AM or so. We could have lunch at Big Cheese afterward.

More later... 

I tried to reach Sally three different times and she must sleep in, I was never able to reach her. So I went alone....not near as much fun.

I went to Walmart first and bought toys for the children we are buying Christmas for this year.  They charged me $14.95 for a $5.50 sale price. I went to the service desk and they checked it out and refunded me $12.02 with a gift card. They couldn't give me a cash refund. I bought a couple of boxes of coffee to use most of it. It left $3.00 and something on the gift card.  I guess I can handle that but it was very disappointing to be over charged that way.

More later... 

I have been wrapping Christmas gifts. I have no tree to set them under but I simply put them in front of the curio cabinet there on the floor.  I have Marlene's and Leslie's and they are wrapped...I still have to get the rest after the 14th of the month. I have John and Jeromy and the girls yet to buy and get wrapped I finally went into the new Family Dollar. I was looking for Christmas colored bows for the gifts I was wrapping and Dollar General didn't have any so I went to Family Dollar. They had a very nice store and were very helpful.

I went down to US Cellular in Bartlesville to get some of the bugs out of my phone. They helped a lot! 

When I got home I found the mail had come and one of my classmates and her husband had sent me $100 check to help with the expense of the newsletter. They told me if there was anything left of it, after I paid for everything, I should buy myself a gift for continuing to write the newsletter.  I sent them a thank you note for their contribution. That should buy the stamps and then some. A roll of stamps will be $70 they told me at the post office.

More Later... 

I took my bath at 6:00PM and put my pajamas and robe on. Then I began watching the new program on the weather channel. This group rebuilds houses destroyed by fire, tornadoes  floods or of charge. They have to do their renovations in 5 days so they work hard and fast but when they are finished, the places are beautiful..and the work is free. It is funded by donations. 

It is 8:45PM now and I will soon go to bed..usually at 9:00PM. It's 9:22PM now. I'm a little late.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Friday and My Birthday

I slept very well last night...only woke up once, took my meds and went right back to sleep. Then I slept until 5:30AM. I am having my breakfast here in the den this morning  and it's 6:20 now. I will bet the cats are out there....hungry. They can wait awhile while I eat my breakfast.

I see it's 47 degrees out there this morning. ...not terribly cold.

Sure enough...both cats were there waiting for me to bring them their breakfast.They are eating  hungrily now. They haven't eaten here since yesterday morning. Maybe they have eaten somewhere else but I doubt it.  I took them out their food and evidently missed "the weather on the 8's" or it could be that it didn't run at the last "8" at 6:28. 

It doesn't come on after every "8". After the cats leave I will bring in their food and cover it and go out and sweep off all the leaves by the front door....not that it will do any good since when it's windy, they just blow right back up at the front door. I will be so glad when they are all fallen and I can rake them into piles and bag them up.

It's 6:38 now. I don't know if the weather forecast will come on this time or not.... I doubt it.

No weather yet ...

I will probably take  my walk this morning. It is a little windy so I will play it by ear. It's not even light yet. 

The weather was on at 6:48.

Today is to be 62 degrees and cloudy and windy, Saturday will be 43 degrees and  partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 48 degrees and cloudy,  Monday is to be 59 degrees and cloudy, Tuesday is to be 48 degrees and mostly cloudy,Wednesday is to be 50 degrees and PM rain, Thursday is to be 46 degrees and showers. It looks like we might get a couple of days of much needed rain.

More later...

I had a text from Scott this morning wishing me a Happy Birthday. I turned 87 at midnight :).

I also got a text from Leslie wishing me a Happy Birthday. I have the  most thoughtful kids!

More even later... 

It's 8:45AM and I am going to try to take my walk now. 

I didn't get back home until 9:48AM. I picked up an entire grocery bag of trash along the south side of 4th Avenue  where the parade was held last evening. I visited briefly with a woman who was walking her dog. I think the woman's name was Zoie. Her dog's name was Macy. I remember that because I had a classmate named Macy who was one of my dearest friends.

It's 51 degrees now. The cold wasn't the problem but the wind was. However, I enjoyed the walk anyhow.

More later... 

Leslie came about 11:00AM and we went to Bartlesville and had lunch at Dink's Bar B Q. As usual it was special. It was even more special because when they learned it was my birthday, they gave us some peach cobble and ice cream. Of course I split it with Leslie because after that great Bar B Q, there was no way I could eat all that cobber and ice cream. 

Then to top it off, she took me to Kim's Pedicure and bought herself and me a pedicure.  Talk about luxury! It was the deluxe pedicure with a hot wax soak. She stopped at Dewey and bought gas at a Phillips' station and then we came on back home.    

More Later...

It's 6:05PM now and I have been messing with my phone for an hour trying to get it to accept some people's names and phone numbers. It is strange when I go to Contacts and attempt to find some people,they are no longer in there.I didn't delete them but evidently, the phone did. The only way I could get them back in my contacts was to go to directory assistance and then edit out the words, "directory assistance". Weird! 

More later..

It's almost 7:00PM and I just took my bath and put my pajamas on and my robe. It's been a very nice day for a birthday and I had a very good time with Leslie.

It's 9:24PM now and time for me to go to bed.