Friday, June 18, 2021

Friday and Apartment Cleaning

I slept well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. I have had my usual oatmeal breakfast and am on my coffee now.

I got my Cox bill this morning and have scheduled it to be paid in a couple of days.

Since I didn't clean yesterday and went with Leslie to Bartlesville instead, I will clean today. Then at 11:00AM I will go over to Coffeyville for the $3.00 lunch Asbury Village provides once a month at the senior center. I really need the fellowship. All my Caney friends except Nancy have either moved away or I have outlived them. I will also deposit Shirley's $55.00 check I received yesterday in the mail to help with the expense of the class newsletter this December.  That was very nice of her to send. I sent her a thank you note yesterday.

It's 6:00AM now and I will go catch the weather and see what cats may be out there for their breakfast. So, more later.... 

Same two cats there for breakfast. I fed them and then brought the food back in  and covered it. If I leave it out there ants get into it.

I watered all the plants and most of the lilies are blooming now.  I need to put some more serum in the  hummingbird feeder. I filled it yesterday but they must have really hit it over the day and night.

I have mopped and vacuumed the apartment and cleaned up the vacuum sweeper. Now I will dust. Then I will be finished for another week. 

I got the dusting done for another week and it's only 8:26AM. But I am tired already. I guess I will read for awhile and rest.

More later....


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday and A Trip to Bartlesville

I slept pretty well last night and was up shortly before 5:00AM, I have had my breakfast bar and oatmeal and am drinking my coffee now. It's 6:00AM now. After it gets light I will turn on the weather channel and feed whatever cats are out there waiting for their breakfast. I also will water all my flowers before I leave with Leslie at 10:00AM this morning for Bartlesville. She texted me last night and asked me if I wanted to go with her. Of course, I did.

I am not wildly enthusiastic about the way my hair turned out after doing it in the shower last evening but I can live with it. It needs color and cut and that will not happen until next Wednesday when my hairdresser is back from her vacation.

I will be back after I check the weather and the cats. It's getting light now. 

It's 8:20AM now and I have fed the two cats and watered my plants and flowerbeds. 

Now I want to check my checking account. 

Leslie showed up shortly before 10:00AM and went to Bartlesville so she could get supplies for their pool.  Then we went to lunch, washed her car and vacuumed it out.

Then she brought me home and went home herself. John was looking for a part for his tractor. He tried the John Deere store in Independence and they did not have it. Leslie tried the one in Bartlesville  and they didn't have it either.  They found it at the Owasso store and drove down there to get it.

When I got home the youngest daughter of the woman whose girls mow for me, mowed this evening and did a nice job of it. I will trim tomorrow if it needs it. I trimmed last week and sometimes every two weeks is fine for trimming.

May be an image of animal and outdoors 

This is the front yard she mowed and the one cat that came for supper.

I plan to take my bath at 7:00PM and go to bed around 9:00PM.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Wednesday and No Hair Appointment

I slept pretty well last night although I did wake up a couple of times. But I got right back to sleep. I have the sermon on Sunday and I had that on my mind. Sunday is also Father's Day. So a couple of weeks ago when I learned I was to speak on Father's Day, I wondered how to tie the story of David and Goliath to Father's Day.  After some cogitating and more prayer, I thought I had it figured out. While it was fresh in my mind, I wrote it down.  Now, I hope it works out. We will see.

I have had my breakfast and gone over the notes for Sunday's sermon. Now I will need  to check the weather and the cat situation.

Again, the only cats that came for breakfast were Scruff and Blondie. I fed them, watered my flowers and tried to watch the CBS news but it was all about the summit between Putin and Biden. The press is trying to second guess them. That isn't going to work. I doubt anything important will come out of the meeting. Putin has everything to gain and nothing to lose.  We will see.

It's 9:05AM now. I may do some laundry since I have nothing else going today.

My beautician is on vacation with her family. So I will wash my own hair this evening and blow it dry.

May be an image of African daisy and outdoors 

How about that! More lilies blooming!

I watched the episode of Bull that I had recorded on Monday evening. I will need to watch it again next Monday night. It's a two part episode.

I guess I will try to raise Nancy again. She may be napping. More later... 

She wasn't napping and she came to the door dressed. We visited awhile and then we took a long ride just to get her out of the house and have a chance to see something of the town.

I took her to the market and she bought some of that grape tasting water, some bread, some bagels and  a coffeecake mix.

Then I took her home and we visited some more. Jess, the elderly man who sometime visits with her came about 4:15PM and I stayed and visited with him a bit but came home at 4:30PM or so to dry the clothes I put in the wash this morning.

At 5:30PM I will watch the CBS news. We will see how Biden and Putin got along during their meeting today. I don't expect miracles.

More later...

I don't think Biden or any other president will be able to deal with Putin. 

I took my shower at 7:00PM and stayed up until 11:00PM to read. Then I went to bed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday and Another Boring Day

I slept well last night and once again, was up at my usual 5:00AM. I have had my breakfast and coffee and am working on my Chai Latte. I haven't checked the weather or the cat situation.

I have had a ton of information from the Lumica company I want to change my Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare supplement to. I am going to call the agent who I applied with yesterday afternoon after while and find out if I have to read that ton of information. I went to an agent to have it all explained to me so I wouldn't have to deal with reading a book of information. I thought he explained it very well and was quite concise.

He called the company and informed me I had been accepted. I called Blue Cross/Blue Shield and had them make June the last month they take the $330.21 out. The new company will start taking their $140.25 out in July.

I went online this morning to find out what my gas bill was. They had their billing all messed up and did not send a bill this month. I found what I was looking for online at their site and scheduled the payment for tomorrow.

I should go check the weather and the cat situation. So more later... 

I just had the same two cats out there waiting for their breakfast. Scruff and Blondie. They have eaten now and are gone from in front of the front door. I should go bring in the food.

I brought in the cat food and watered my flowers and found something neat!

My first lily has opened!

 May be an image of African daisy and outdoors 

I am so pleased! There are several more that should be opening right away now!

I went to Independence to pick up my thyroid prescription and while there, I had a woman at Walmart remove the battery from my notebook so I could replace it.  Then I went to Coffeyville to pick up my blood pressure prescription. I get the blood pressure med from Medicine Shoppe in Coffeyville for $10.00 for a three month's supply and the thyroid prescription from Walgreens in Independence for a three month supply for $18.00. I simply can't beat the prices for those. 

Then I came home and ordered a new battery for the HP Notebook Keith bought me three years ago at Walmart in Independence... from Amazon for $19.99. I will get it tomorrow. I should buy a new battery for the laptop that Scott gave me too but I leave it plugged in all the time. I use a USB plug to receive the signal back here in the den.   

More later.... 

I didn't have sound on my phone and missed several calls. When it was checked, I learned that when I rebooted the phone, I accidentally pressed the sound button on the other side of the phone. What a stupid mistake. That's a first for that.

I went over to Nancy's this evening. We visited awhile and she asked me if I would like to go to dinner at Eggbert's. I took her out there and while we were still in the car, Dale, her cousin, called to say David was much better. They were getting him out of bed and on his feet. He wants to talk but still hasn't gotten to that place yet. But he is much better. Nancy is relieved about that. Gina, Dale's wife, is out there now so Dale and she should get more updates from her. I came home about 7:00PM and took my bath. I will go to bed at 9:00PM. I am pretty tired.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Monday and Nothing Planned

I slept well again last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. I have had my breakfast and am working on my coffee right now. I don't have anything planned for today. I may just read. I need to get some breakfast bars and some instant oatmeal. I am getting low on that. I need to start a list I guess. 

I haven't really looked out yet. It's supposed to be plenty hot this week...up in the high nineties. I dread that. 

I also need to see if there are any hungry cats out there.

It was the same blond cats that have been coming to eat. Scruff and Blondie. I took them out two bowls...the double dish and one of the clear plastic bowls. I will need to get cat food the next time I am in Independence or Coffeyville. They both have an Orchelon store.  That's where I buy my bulk cat food. I used to get Meow Mix at the Dollar General store but then I was feeding four cats. Now it's down to two most of the time. Every once in awhile the neighbor's blond cat comes to eat. But it's their pet and they need to be feeding it. 

I will need to water all my flowers this morning, I am keeping them healthy and blooming because I water all of them every morning.

I am so glad I got the trimming done a couple of days ago. The yard will need to be mowed by no later then Thursday. I will not be able to do any of it because it's to be so hot. I will need to get Krystal's daughter to do it.

I got all the flowers watered.  They are going to need it this week. It's going to be a scorcher.

I went to the market and bought breakfast bars and  instant oatmeal and water.

I read after I turned off the news. 

My Kindle needs charging again and so I plugged it in. I may try to call Nancy today. I may eat lunch first. It depends on whether I can reach Nancy. If I can't, I will eat one of my frozen meals. If I can, I may take her some of the Apple Brown Betty from yesterday evening. 

So, more even later...

I did take some of the Apple Brown Betty to Nancy and then came home and had as frozen meal for lunch. I then polished off the rest of the Apple Brown Betty.  

I made an appointment at 2:00PM with Charles Schenck, the agent that did the presentation at the senior center in Coffeyville a couple of weeks ago. I had the supplement to my Medicare changed from Blue Cross/Blue Shield to Lumino. Blue Cross/ Blue Shield costs me $330.21 a month and I only go to the doctor twice a year. Lumino will cost me $140.25 a month and $20.00 every time I go to the doctor...twice a year.  Then if I go to the emergency room, it's $50. and if they enter me in the hospital, they write that $50 off. It sounds like a real good deal to me. I hope they accept me.

I was charging my phone and noticed Keith had tried to call me.I called him back and we had a real good visit. We talked for twenty minutes.

More later...

I read all evening and then watched the news I had recorded before taking my bath at 7:00PM. Then I went on to bed at 9:00pm.


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday and Church

I slept well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. I have made up my bed and myself and had my oatmeal breakfast and am working on my coffee. I am dressed and ready for church. My granddaughter and her husband and children will be there.I will suggest we go over to "Just Us" for lunch after church. It's a buffet with a huge selection and only $10.00 and that includes dessert.

In a little while, I will go watch the weather and look after the cats..if there are any there.I seem to be down to two most of the time and three on a good day. Scruffie and Inky are both gone...and only Scruff and Blondie and sometimes the neighbor's yellow cat, father of the yellow cats, come for meals anymore. 

More later...I want to check the weather.

The local weather  only comes on on the 8's. I just missed it. But when I opened the door Scruff and Blondie were the only two cats out there so I took the double bowl out and one extra bowl. They appear to have eaten and are gone now.  I will go out in a bit and bring in the bowls.

The weather just came on and we are due for some 91 degree weather with 95 later on Monday. It's supposed to be 98 by Friday. Wow! I won't be doing any mowing and will get my 15 year old mower to mow it this week.

More later...

There was a very small congregation at church today. I was very glad my granddaughter and her family were there, That helped a bunch!

I took them to "just Us" and paid for their lunch. Phyllis and Karan went too (but I didn't pay for their lunch :)). The kids were going to go back to their motel room and rest and then go to the Walmart Store right across the street from their motel. At about 5:00PM they are coming to visit me and see my duplex.

I am baking an apple brown betty nownd will serve it with vanilla ice cream after they come. Hopefully they will like it. Everyone I have ever served it to has loved it. Their younger child is kind of a picky eater. Some are like that. Leslie was the world's worst.:)

More later.... 

They came about 5:00PM and I served them the Apple Brown Betty with the vanilla ice cream. They seemed to love it. They stayed until 7:00PM. We had a nice visit.

After they left, I read awhile and then played the 60 Minutes program I had recorded.  I took my bath and will read until 9:00PM when I will go on to bed. It has been a big day.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday and Company

I slept well last night. I had gotten a little overheated yesterday. I got up before 6:00AM this morning and got myself ready for the day and had my breakfast.

My granddaughter, Christina, and her family will be coming today to visit this weekend. They are in the process of moving to San Antonio where Kyle is being stationed.They will meet me at John and Leslie's at lunchtime. Leslie is going to get pizza for our lunch.  John and Leslie will be leaving tomorrow for their camping weekend at Roaring River so today was the only day they could see Christina and Kyle and their girls, Mia and Kylie.

Their family will go to church at our church tomorrow. Afterward we plan to go over to "Just Us" in Cherryvale for lunch. Then I imagine they will come over to Caney to my apartment to visit with me. They will be leaving for San Antonio on Monday morning. It will be good to see them. I think it was three years ago when they came to visit before and Keith and Esther came then too. Keith wanted to see his daughter.

More later..I'd better check the weather and the cat situation. 

There were three yellow cats out there this morning. The third one left when it saw I only had two bowls. I got a third one out and took it out but that cat was gone by then. So Scruff and Blondie are the only ones out there now. They are eating like they haven't eaten in weeks and it's just been since yesterday morning.

I think the other yellow cat is out there eating now. He waited until one of the others left. Scruff is pretty hostile to the others when it comes to food.

I am watching CBS Saturday morning now, I will catch the weather later. 

More later...   

Looks like it's strictly sunshine next week. We never did get that storm they predicted for last night. I watered my flowers this morning.

I also started trimming the yard. Then the battery went down before I got the south side of the back yard finished.  I am charging it now. I will finish this evening after it cools down a bit.

Leslie ordered four large pizzas for lunch from here in Caney, I am supposed to pick them up at 11:45AM. She ordered them with her app and paid for them in advance. I just am supposed to pick them up. I went up and checked to see if I had access to the Pizza Hut parking. They finished that part of the highway construction yesterday..thank goodness. When I went to Eggbert's yesterday noon I had to take a back street and go into their parking lot from the street next to the high school. They must have worked late to get that finished.

More later... 

I picked up the four large pizzas at Pizza Hut at 11:45AM and took them out to John and Leslie's for lunch. The granddaughter and family were later then they thought. It was 1:00PM before they got there and we waited till all the kids played in the pool until we ate.. Then the four kids (two of Jeromy's and two of Christina's) played in their pool while we visited. When they were ready, we ate.

I was pretty tired and ready to go back to my apartment  before 3:00PM but Leslie wasn't ready for me to go. She did want me to wait and let Jeromy and Christina visit.  So I did. It was good to see Christina, her husband, Kyle, and the great grandchildren. As usual, it was good to see Jeromy and his girls too .

When I got home, I turned on the TV to watch the news and ate my banana. By this time it was 4:30PM and I knew I was pretty tired. The heat gets to me anymore. I also ate the rest of my strawberries.

I texted the congregation to encourage attendance tomorrow.Mike and Laura won't be there. Mike has to work and Laura is going to watch her granddaughter play volleyball. 

I got the trimmer battery charged and as soon as it cooled down a bit outside, I went out and finished the trimming. I will read awhile now. At 7:00PM I will take my bath and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM.