Saturday, August 28, 2010

Busy Saturday

This will be a busy Saturday. I am meeting Jeff and Cyndi at Eggberts for breakfast at 9:30 and then we will go put up the rest of our shelves at the Antique Mall. I also need to get some more boxes. I have been through some more boxes and dug out some more disposables.

I have five boxes of stuff in my truck. Next I will load up the back seat.

I need to go wash my car and clean it up. I did some dusting this morning and also some ironing. I will want to finish the ironing before the second, when Elnora comes to visit. I will need to put away the ironing board and wash the sheets and pillow cases before she comes too.

I am not sure when Keith will be back in Phoenix. I thought perhaps this weekend but I haven't heard from him yet.

Scott may come next weekend.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Big Friday

I went to see my sister after taking Slinky for his walk this morning and doing my watering. She was feeling pretty perky. I also ran by to see Gerry, who had a had a procedure done on her back and then they discovered she had a collapsed lung. They kept her in the hospital and will do some tests and x-ray that lung. She also is having swelling and pain in her abdomen. They will check that out as well. Gerry is 89 so anything is possible.

Then I came home and read awhile. My brother-in-law came about 3:30 and we met my daughter for our trip to Scammon for the Mission Center budget meeting. First we stopped at the family restaurant and had dinner. The meeting was long. It began about 6:30 PM and broke up close to 9:00 PM. I had lots of questions. Leslie drove home since Bob A does not like to drive at night.

Tomorrow at 9:30, I will meet Jeff and Cyndi for breakfast and after that we will get the other three shelves put up at the Antique Mall. We can't move our things in until Wednesday but we can get everything ready for that day.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Sister

I went to see my sister this morning around ten. She was in good spirits and they were about to move her into skilled nursing.

Afterward, I went to the dentist for my semi annual cleaning and exam. Nothing new.

This afternoon, I sat down to read my book and fell asleep in the chair. Maybe all my activity lately wore me out.

Tonight I will just watch TV. I had planned to attend a 5:30 PINCH meeting.

The Constitution

Some think the US Constitution is based on the Ten Commandments. That's nonsense.

The U.S. Constitution is NOT based on the Ten Commandments. Walk through them. The constitution says nothing about forced belief in God (indeed the opposite). Murder is a state crime, not mentioned in the federal Constitution. There is no mention of honoring our parents, nor of coveting that which belongs to our neighbors. Indeed, other than murder, the above-mentioned are not against state laws either.

Whether Christian churches are allowed in other countries is completely irrelevant. It is the U.S. Constitution we are talking about. It is the U.S. Constitution that these anti-Islam clowns hold sacrosanct, and now trash.

The unnamed Muslim supposedly funding this mosque is the largest minority stockholder in the parent of Fox News. They won't mention his name on air for this very reason.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Crazy Ideas

The most recent poll of the Pew Research Center found that 18 percent of Americans believe President Obama is a Muslim. After he got into the controversy about the mosque close to the World Trade Center site, that number jumped to 24 percent.

Sizable numbers of Americans believe that NASA never put a man on the moon. They believe it was staged by Hollywood.

Many people believe the Bush Administration was behind the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Just as many people believe Saddam Hussein actually had weapons of mass destruction.

So there are all kinds of goofy ideas floating around out there. These people are just not well informed and are responding to superficial cues from the mass media. They don't do their own thinking and don't investigate the facts.

There's not a thing that can be done about it. They choose to remain ignorant.

Really Busy Wednesday

I got back to the hospital around 8:30 so I got to sit with my sister and brother-in-law before her procedure was done. Dr. Howerter came out afterward and said her bladder was quite inflamed and she was not emptying her bladder each time she went to the bathroom. He found no obstruction of any kind. That was good! he is going to prescribe two meds to clear up the inflammation and help her to empty her bladder.

They are putting her in skilled nursing this afternoon.

He also suggested that the "sundowners" problem that occurs in the late afternoon might be alleviated by taking familiar photos in for her to look at. It might improve her mood in the evening.

I stayed with them briefly after she came out of recovery. Then I came on home and ate breakfast and walked Slinky. He was so happy not to miss his walk.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another Busy Day

I went to see Phyllis this morning before lunch with Jeromy. They had not yet scheduled her sonogram. But they had had her up walking with her walker. They had taken the catheter out.

I got a lot done this morning. I mowed and trimmed and sorted stuff from the kitchen and wrapped it in newspaper and put it in boxes and put the boxes in my trunk. I started cleaning Bob's workbench but it got too hot in the garage. I will try to get that done Thursday or Friday if it stays cool.

I had a nice lunch with Jeromy.

I will take it easy this afternoon. I have done so much this morning. I am watering the yard right now with the sprinkler. I just filled the humming bird feeders again. I saw one flying around looking for nectar and I had let them run dry. I threw away one of my hanging plants. It was past the point of no return.

Late development....

I just talked to my brother-in-law awhile ago. They called him to get his permission to put my sister under general anesthesia for a procedure where they put a camera and a tube into the urinary tract to see what might be going on there .There is some reason why this keeps happening over and over again. I have a hair appointment in the morning at 7:15 and I couldn't cancel it on such short notice but I am coming right back down after it's over at 8:30 and going to wait with him in the waiting room. I called Juanita and canceled my date with her for breakfast and to help her choose her new glasses frames. My sister's procedure is scheduled for 8:45. Dr. Howerter, the urologist, will do the procedure.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another Busy Monday

I went to Leslie's a little earlier this morning so I could get finished in time to go to Caney and take our school supplies to the elementary school. They were delighted to have them. No one helps then with school supplies so the teachers often buy extras out of their own pocket. That's not right.

After I got home I went by the hospital. But first I went to get something for lunch. I had not had much breakfast. Bob called me just before I left home and said Phyllis was sleeping and he would rather I did not go right then.

Phyllis is better today but very unhappy that she can't go "home". She was angry with Bob A earlier. She thought he was going to take her "home".

Dr. Allen is going to transfer her to skilled nursing tomorrow and they are going to schedule a sonogram. They think there is "something" in there causing the problem. Perhaps there is something growing in the duct.

Anyhow, I will know more later on tomorrow.

I am going to mow tomorrow morning if at all possible. Otherwise I will have to bale. Then after that, I want to go see Phyllis. Jeromy, my grandson, contacted me about lunch tomorrow so I will go to lunch with him.

Wednesday, I will get my hair cut and then go to breakfast with Juanita. She wants me to go with her to the eye doctor and help her choose some new frames. I hope that doesn't take long because I need to be back in Coffeyville at 12:30 to catch a ride to Bartlesville with some friends who are going to the movies there and they have invited me to go too.

Thursday is Gerry's surgery and I should get up there to see her. I have a dental appointment at noon that day. Then that evening is the PINCH meeting and I am going to try to attend.

Friday afternoon we have a meeting at Scammon at 6:30. Bob A and I will drive up to Independence and meet Leslie and all go together.

Saturday Jeff and Cyndi and I will finish putting up our shelves. Then next I will dig out the things I am going to get rid of and price them.

It will be a busy week.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What A Day!

This has been a Sunday and a half. I got up early this morning and made my coffee cake for church. I went to get chocolate milk and juice to go with it. I gave part of it to my brother-in-law and part of it to Gene, whose wife is at Mayo Clinic having an experimental treatment for cancer.

Then I had the Sunday School class and the sermon at church too. After church five of us went to eat out at a Chinese restaurant. I sent my leftovers home with my daughter. I'm not wild about Chinese. If I get it once a month, that's enough for me.

After I got home, I peeled and sliced thirteen apples for my apple brown betty. I had doubled the recipe cause I figured I'd have twelve tonight at Living the Questions group. Instead, I had nine so I have apple brown betty to take to my daughter tomorrow when I go to clean her house.

While the dessert was baking, I got my congregational letters finished and out on the mailbox.

Just after I got the dessert out of the oven and had it cooling, Cyndi called and wanted me to run up to the antique mall and consult with her and Jeff about where to put the shelves for our stuff. We stayed an hour. Got half of it finished so we should be able to get all of it finished by next Saturday. On Wednesday the first, we will be able to put our stuff out there to sell.

Keith called tonight to see how his aunt Phyllis was getting along. After Richard and Mona and Romie left, I called him back. Bob, my brother-in-law stopped by the hospital this morning before church and checked on her. She was much better...very lucid for an Alzheimer patient. I will probably take him some of this dessert too.