Saturday, January 10, 2009

Slow Day

This day has been cold and breezy. I have stayed in most of the day although Bob and I are going to eat out this evening. I helped him with his Red Cross class this morning on the computer and then worked on Leslie's scrapbook. I had eight pictures to add. They haven't done a lot on the house in December. They were sick a lot. But they did get the front new door on and it is lovely.

The bricklayer never did come and now they want him to wait for warmer weather.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Red Cross

We went to our daughter's home last night for chili. While the men watched the game, Leslie and I worked on the budget for Sunday's business meeting at church. We got home about 10:00. Slinky was sound asleep and we woke him coming in. He went right back to sleep though.

Bob went up to Red Cross yesterday and put his name in again as a volunteer. He had volunteered for Red Cross for 12 years before he went to work for FEMA. He resigned from FEMA yesterday. There is no pay for Red Cross volunteering but there is a great sense of having been helpful to those who have suffered a disaster and there is great camaraderie, something he missed with FEMA. He did not enjoy FEMA although we did enjoy the money he made. We managed to get out of debt while he worked for them and also got the house fixed up nicely with new cement board siding and double paned windows all around. Red Cross may call him up right away for flooding in the north west.

Today, Bob and I will go to Bartlesville so he can walk the mall and get some exercise. He got none yesterday. We will probably have lunch there.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Alliance Meeting

Today is our Ministerial Alliance meeting. I need to run off copies of the minutes from the December meeting, a sheet for sign in, and an agenda. We meet at noon so I have some time to get that done. The agenda should have gone to the president on Monday but in all this week's activity, I forgot.

This evening we will go to our daughter's home for a chili dinner. She and I will work on the proposed budget for Sunday's business meeting. I also need to find out if the date for the Mission Center group will work.

I still hope to go to Bartlesville again tomorrow and take Bob this time. When I got home from Independence yesterday, he was over to the park with Slinky. Both of them needed the exercise.

Bob's fasting glucose has been 126 and 128 the last couple of days. The exercise makes all the difference. I am so glad it has been nice this week. Monday was the coldest day.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Celebration Meeting

Today I go to Independence to get my hair done and afterward to meet Juanita for breakfast at Eggbert's.

After that visit, I will attend a meeting of the Celebration Committee of the Independence Ministerial Association. We will firm up plans for our Martin Luther King Day Celebration on the 18th.

Scott, our son, is coming Saturday. I talked to him yesterday and we set up an allotment for a money market account for emergencies like car repairs. That is a good idea. He has been borrowing from us when these things happen. This will give him a cushion of his own.

Bob will stay at home today and look after the animals. Tomorrow noon we will go to Ministerial Alliance here in Coffeyville.

Perhaps Friday we can go to Bartlesville together. He needs to get out of the house and get some exercise. He can walk the mall there. No longer then we will be gone, Slinky will be fine.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Juanita's Appointment

This is Tuesday and I will pick up Juanita in Independence at 10:30 AM and take her to her doctor's appointment in Bartlesville. Her appointment is at 1:00 but we will have lunch in Bartlesville before the appointment. Juanita is 87 and has macular degeneration and can no longer drive except just around Independence. It has been in remission for a year or so now.

After her daughter's death, Juanita's granddaughter thought she should have her mother's car. Juanita was on the title because Christi wanted Juanita to have it. Christi's name was on Juanita's car too just in case Juanita died first. Juanita was also the beneficiary of her daughter's insurance and she paid for the funeral and all the expenses connected with it.

So, since the funeral, her granddaughter has not spoken to her. What a tragedy! It is unmentionable that money should come between relatives. I don't know who Juanita will call if anything happens to her. Possibly it will have to be Harry's daughter or son. Harry is Juanita's deceased husband. She now lives alone except for her two dogs and her cat.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Funeral

This is the day of the funeral.

First, this morning at 10:00 Bob and I have a meeting with Marilyn and Ken to help plan the service for Coffeyville's Martin Luther King Day celebration later this month. I will write an article for them to send to the newspaper.

Then, at noon, we will go to the church and lay out the cookies and coffee for the family who will gather at 12:30. The funeral begins at 2:00 so we didn't have time to fix and eat a meal before the services. But this will give them time together to visit and talk.

After the services we will go to the graveside to do a short service there.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Second Baptism

This is the day for our second baptismal service. My daughter, Leslie, filled the font yesterday and the candidate's mother and grandmother did some decorating in the all purpose room. It should be a joyful occasion.

There will be a basket dinner afterward. Hopefully we will have more food then we did the last basket dinner we had. It was pretty scant.That is unusual too. Ordinarily, we have enough food for Cox's Army.

I will make my pumpkin pecan pie shortly. I want it to be warm so I will put it in the oven about 7:45.

We watched "Sleepless in Seattle" last night. That was about the fourth time but it is such a heart warming story. I did notice how young Tom Hanks was though. We all get older. That's the one thing we all have in common.