Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cold Saturday Morning

It's 9 degrees here in southeast Kansas this morning. I slept really well again last night. I shampooed my own hair before bedtime and blew it dry after missing my hair appointment yesterday morning. It doesn't look too bad. Having a good haircut makes all the difference.

I want to go to the market after breakfast. Bob will take me out to Wal Mart. I need a list of things after being gone a week.

I think we will both stay fairly close to home today. It is so cold.

This is the view of the harbor at Waikiki looking from Scott's lanai there in Hawaii. The ropes you see there vertically are from the painters. They are in the process of painting his building.

I spent the afternoon changing out the books in my bookcases. I took all the books out of my three piece dining room bookcase and put those in my den bookcase and put those from the den in the one in the dining room. That puts all my church books in the den and all my "history of Christianity" and studies on the scriptures books in here in the dining room. Almost all my newer books the past three years are on my Kindle anyhow. I have stopped buying hard bound books.

Then I sat down and had a cup of hot chocolate. It's 4:00 now. I think I will go buy a paper.

And I did just that. Afterward, Bob came over and we visited. Then Karan came over and we visited some more. Finally everyone left and I read my paper and prepared my Minister's Message for the newspaper on the 14th.

It's 7:30 now and I guess I'll go take my bath and see if there's anything on TV. If not, I'll read.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Strange Friday

This is a strange day. I am still fighting whatever it is I picked up on the plane and have almost lost my voice. I took Cold Ease all day yesterday and still only have laryngitis. My nose is not running. A while ago, at 7:00 in the morning, Bob let himself in my apartment and woke me up. I had missed my hair appointment and the appointment was at 7:00 in the morning. And it snowed last night...the first snow of the season. Here's a photo of it that I took about 7:30 this morning.

Bob came back over awhile ago after I got around and got dressed. We had our coffee and visited. He just left. I had cleaned up the rattan chair that sets in my dining room/kitchen area because Missy had lain in it all day yesterday and it had cat hair in it. Bob sat there. Missy wanted him out of "her" chair but until he left, he sat in it. The minute he got up, she popped right in it. Funny cat! Here she is.

I will stay in today. I will fix lunch/dinner around noon. We will have swiss steak and potatoes, veggies and applesauce and the rest of our pudding and the last two cookies. I will bake more cookies this afternoon. Later on this evening he may come back over to watch the news and have hot chocolate and cookies.

More later...

Well lunch/dinner turned out well. We are both full and he went home to take a nap. I have done the crossword puzzle in the paper he brought over with him. I may take a nap too instead of baking cookies. We will see.

Well, I did get the cookies baked and Bob did come back over to watch TV with me. He brought some of our favorite wine and we had a small glass with some of the cookies.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday Evening

Yesterday was exhausting! I flew in overnight Tuesday night. I slept..perhaps two hours. There was a lot of turbulence. Also, I find it difficult to sleep sitting up. My legs ached and I could not get comfortable.

When I finally got in at 10:09, Leslie met me and we drove down to Owasso and ate lunch at Olive Garden. When finally I got home, I was greeted by a delighted cat. She was under the coverlet on my bed. When she saw me, she came out "meowing" over and over again. She followed me around everywhere the rest of the day. She probably was fearful that I might leave again.

I went to bed at 9:00pm and slept until 4:00am without waking up.

Unfortunately I awoke with a cough. I was afraid of that. On the way over a women sitting behind me on the plane coughed all the way over and she did not cover her mouth. I just hoped I would not get the cough and a cold.

All day today I took Cold Ease. I hope to avoid a cold now. I feel pretty good but I still have a loose cough.

While I was in today, I took down all my fall decorations and put my few Christmas decorations up. I put most of them, including my tree in the church's rummage sale but I kept a few things. So I decorated with them. I took some photos but they turned out dark so I can't post them. I left a basket at the florist to have a small coffee table arrangement done. They will call me when it's ready to be picked up.

Tonight I will take my bath and put my p.j.s on and watch TV. Reruns of The Big Bang Theory are running this evening. Then I'll go to bed about 9:30 or 10:00pm.

This is the doorway from the kitchen into my living room.

And this is the ceramic Christmas tree on my wall console.

I put a few things in each room but not enough to share here.

I'll continue to add a few things from time to time. Then I'll add more photos.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday.....Last Day Here

This is my last day here. Tonight I leave for Kansas again. I leave at 7:50 this evening. I will fly out of Honolulu. I get into Houston at 7:13 in the morning at terminal C. Then I leave from terminal B at 8:39 tomorrow morning. I get into Tulsa International at 10:09am. Then Leslie and I plan to eat lunch at Olive Garden before leaving for home. She must have taken the day off to pick me up.

I have had a wonderful time but I am homesick now and ready to go home. It will be interesting to see if I can sleep on the plane during this flight tonight. Scott has to work today so I will read and just ding around. If I walk across the street to the mall, I will have to take a key to get back in the building.

I spent a couple of hours looking up the schedules for Scott for The Big Bang Theory. I have him hooked on that program now. We watched it a couple of evenings while I was here. It makes him laugh. Anything that makes you laugh when you are depressed, is good. So he will watch it when it is on at a time he can watch it.

More later....

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunny Monday

The rain finally stopped this morning so we went to Scott's office and picked up the DVD's Paul had made for us. Then we went out to Pearl Harbor. We walked around awhile but they weren't showing the video today so we didn't stay. I had seen Pearl Harbor in 1999 so no big deal. We then stopped at a market and picked up a fresh pineapple. After that it was close to noon so we went to Bubba Gump's and had fish and chips. When they learned it was my birthday they gave me a free ice cream sundae. Then we came back to the apartment and opened the DVD Paul made to check out the photos. This is some of them.

Paul took a lot. It was windy in them so they show us rather wind blown.

This is just Scott and me.

And, of course, this is just me.

This is me looking out over the water with the mountain in the background.

We stopped at a nearby stable and petted the horses.

Day before yesterday (Saturday)we took a drive around the east side of the island and the North Shore. I got a few photos while we whizzed by. We didn't stop because they were having the Vans World Cup Surfing Tournament and it was swamped.

This is the Blowhole on the North east side of the island.

This is along the east shore.

These were both taken along the north shore.

This was taken at Waimaha Bay.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lazy Sunday

I say this is a lazy Sunday but we did go first to breakfast and then to Wal Mart where we got a stainless trash can, some trash bags, and some Risotto wine. Then we went to the mall and walked around for an hour or so. We just got back. We are going to watch The Big Bang Theory now. It's 11:30 in the morning here but The Big Bang Theory is on.

It rained all day so we didn't do a lot more but just watched TV.