Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nice Saturday

This has been a pretty day although a little windy again. We went to Eggberts for breakfast and then I came home to read.

After about 10:30 I started my potato salad for tomorrow. I decided to buy a small ham (4 pounds) and have Leslie and John over for dinner after church for Easter. I will have the ham and potato salad and Bob will bring coleslaw and deviled eggs. I will also fix a veggie. Leslie will bring a peach cobbler. Everything sounds good. I tried the time-bake feature on the range and I think I have it figured out.  I used the one on my other glass top range over on Catalina a lot. This one is a little different but I think I have it figured out. I will set it for 11:30 in the morning and let it bake that ham until 1:00. That will give me time to get the veggie in the microwave after church. I will have Crystal Light peach tea to drink or water.   Before church I will set the table.

Bob just popped in to say he was going uptown to pick up Bobby and Karan. They are coming in from their bus tour of Nashville. He agreed to pick them up so they wouldn't have to leave their car in the parking lot for a week.

We ate the rest of our chili at noon today. It was good. For dessert we had a couple of Dilly Bars from the Dairy Queen in Independence. We each bought a box Tuesday.

I have been watching TV with Missy on the white afghan on my lap. Later this afternoon Bob will come over and we will finish off the wine he bought last Monday and watch TV for awhile.  I need to go get some more. It's my turn. I will get the Roscato.  It's more of a a pink wine. He had bought Moscato, a white kind of sparkling wine.  We like them both.

Actually, I bought a bottle of each...just in case John and Leslie want to try one of them at Easter dinner tomorrow. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday and Bartlesville

Bob and I will go to Bartlesville after our exercise class today.  We want to eat at McCalister's and I need to get some makeup at the Merle Norman store. It is supposed to be calm and sunny today with the temperature about 73 degrees. I am looking forward to that.

We will eat the rest of our chili tomorrow.

The weeks fly by when you are old. Aunt Mildred was right. The older you get, the faster they fly by.   I was 46 when she  told me that and I thought time was flying then. I'm 78 now and that seemed like since a short time ago.

I slept well last night. I awoke twice but managed to get right back to sleep. Missy cuddled up next to me and kept warm.  My arms ached just a little. After I turned over they were better.  They are getting better all the time. The woman who suffered from the same thing on the news story that I saw a couple of weeks ago said she had been exercising for over a yer to get her muscles and tendons back to normal again. She was still working on it.  If I ever have to have antibiotics again, I will check out the side effects before I fill the prescription.

We went to Bartlesville to eat out at McCalister's. Then we walked around the mall  First I got my makeup base.

We came home after lunch and both of us went home and took a nap.

Later Bob came over for our small glass of wine and we watch PBS. Then he went home. I took my bath and read awhile before going to bed.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Calm Thursday

Today the wind is calm and I am so glad. I am so tired of the wind. It is exhausting.  It is about 40 degrees out there.

Missy wanted out awhile ago. I let her out and she wandered away some. She usually stays pretty much close to the carport. This morning she wandered  off around the corner and to the east side of the apartment.  I took my broom around there and swept the patio so I could watch her. Then she decided to go next door and around that corner. I was leery of her going that far so I went after her. She just hates to be picked up and when she saw that that was my intention, she started home on her own...hissing and spitting all the way.  She was not a happy kitty. I just don't want her running onto a stray and getting into another fight. She went through a lot last year after that fight with that black stray.

Today I will clean house. I got the laundry done yesterday...except for the white afghan. I need to wash it.  It is fairly full of cat hair.

We will have leftover meatloaf today at noon. I will fix some baked potatoes to go with it and some veggies. I still have Bob's coleslaw and it looks fine. It has been covered with saran wrap since Tuesday. Tomorrow we will have the leftover chili.  Maybe we can get the leftovers used up before Saturday.

I am anxious for the last week in April to get here. I want to plant my flower boxes and the flower box my son in law made for me when I moved into this apartment. This year I will not plant sweet potato vine. It took over the flowerbed last year.

Bob came over at 6:00 and we watched some new episodes  of the Big Bang Theory. He went home about 8:00 and I took my bath and went to bed. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Better Wednesday

It's warmer this morning. It's 43 degrees. But it's supposed to be windy. I wish the March winds would have stayed in March.

We will have our exercise class this morning and then at noon we will have chili and cheese for lunch. We will have some more of Jeannie's pie for our dessert.  I already have the chili made and it is staying warm in my slow cooker.   I will need to slice the cheese and get the crackers and Freetos out before we eat. We will also have Coke with this meal. It's one of two meals we actually drink Coke with. We also have it with our hamburgers.(This is one of our unhealthier meals.)

I have washed my sheets this morning and now I have to remake the bed.  I still need to run the vacuum today. Missy hates that. She watches me with a jaundiced eye. When I get anywhere near her she runs to the opposite end of the apartment. Maybe I can get that done after lunch.

Well I got the bed remade and the laundry put away. Now I am waiting for time for lunch. Everything is ready but it's an hour too early.

More again later...

We had our chili for lunch and it was very good. We had some more of Jeannie's pie for dessert. Afterward I had a short nap. Marilyn came by about 5:15 and picked me up for PINCH.  After that I came home and Bob came over to watch TV with me and have a glass of wine. We watched Nature on PBS. It was quite interesting. It was about a man who made friends with a herd of deer and they let him into their herd as a friend. It was heartbreaking to him (and to me) to see some of them die and one were killed by a mountain lion  It ended when he saw a hunter shoot and kill the old buck that led the herd. All he wanted was the antlers. Very sad. 

I got to bed about 9:00. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Very Cold Tuesday!

It was 26degrees this morning and we had a hard freeze! I took my and Marilyn's trash over across the street so the trash men could pick it up and it was cold! We got spoiled with that spring-like weather last week. It will be colder this week all week. Then it should warm up again.

I slept well again last night. It appears my arm pain is finally alleviated after all this time. I wonder how much good the exercise classes are doing toward that. I have probably mentioned this before but I finally discovered what had originally caused the pain. It was one of the antibiotics I took for the erysipelas I developed a year ago last February.  We really have to watch the side effects of meds anymore. That's why I like to take as little as possible. This bad one was Minocycline 100 mg..

Today we take the cakes to Independence and both Bob and I will get a haircut and I will get mine done.  Then we will eat at Big Cheese. This afternoon I need to do some more housework.

I have spent a lot of time reading lately. One of my favorite authors is Bart Ehrman, a leading scholar of the New Testament.  I am currently reading one of his newer books on proving that Jesus actually lived...refuting claims by some scholars who believe he did not live.

I have a new one I have not begun yet. It is entitled "How Jesus Became God".  I have read a synopsis of it after NPR interviewed him. Verrrry interesting!

Here is a link to the NPR interview with him. ... become-one

We got everything done we had hoped to do today and this evening Bob came over for TV.  He left at 8:00 and I took my bath and went to bed about 9:00.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cold Monday

It's cold this morning. 40 degrees, can you believe it! And we are forecast for rain and snow.  It was 80 degrees yesterday. What weird weather!

We will go to exercise class this morning and when I get back home, I will fix my dinner.

I cleaned the bathroom this morning. It had been awhile. I really need to run the vacuum all over the apartment today too. I am doing some white laundry right now.  I need to wash some dark jeans too.

I bought Chi while we were in Branson last weekend.  I just drank a cup of leftover coffee and now I think I will fix a cup of Chi. I like something warm on a cold morning like this. 

If you are watching TV this morning you know there has been even more violence over night. I really think the public, especially the extreme and unbalanced public, have been exposed to way too much violence on TV and in movies and have become desensitized to violence and the pain of others. All this was unheard of when I was young.

We had our lunch and then went over to Caney to get my new contacts.  Then we went down to Dewey to buy meat.  Afterward we came home to both take our naps.  Scott called while I was reading. He is taking a prisoner to Ft. Leavenworth tomorrow and from there he will go on the Savannah to see Ashley and a girl he is really interested in meeting. He has been corresponding with her for some time and wants to meet her in person.

I sent him his short term savings.

More later...

Bob came over later this evening and we had our wine  and watched a couple of episodes of Big Bang Theory. We had seen both of them a couple of times before.  But there was nothing else we were interested in watching so Bob went home at 7:00 and I took my bath and put my pjs on. I watched a little of Antiques Roadshow but soon bored  and at 9:00 I went on to bed.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stormy Sunday

The morning was fairly sunny and after church we went to Just Us over to Cherryvale for dinner. They have lowered their prices two dollars just to stay open. I hope that works. That is one of Bob and my favorite restaurants.

Then when I got home I did the letters to advise our absent members about what is going on at church.

Then this evening the storm hit. We were under severe thunderstorm warning for a half hour. We got a lot of very needed rain.  There was no hail either. There was just a lot of wind and rain.  Bob came over and we watched 60 Minutes and some Big Bang Theory until Cosmos came on. Then he went home to get ready for bed and I took my bath here.  Now I am watching Cosmos by myself.

When I unhooked this laptop computer, it crashed again. It seems to be pretty unstable. I was able to get it back up you can see. How long it will last is anyone's guess.

I will make meatloaf for dinner tomorrow after exercise class. We will have fried potatoes and veggies and Bob will bring a salad.  I will make some pudding for dessert.

I know it's weird but it's supposed to snow tomorrow. Later in the week it's supposed to warm up again. Weird weather! 

Jeannie, my neighbor right next door in the fourplex brought me a lemon cream cheese pie tonight. How sweet!   We will have that for dessert tomorrow.