Friday, December 5, 2014

Another Busy Friday

I slept well last night.  I didn't have a chance to blog yesterday at all. I was still busy up to the time I went to work and continued to work after I got home.  It was a huge day.

Bob came over Thursday at 10:30 to do laundry. I was vacuuming. Later I fixed hamburgers and french fries for our lunch. We had the pie I brought home from Leslie's for dessert. 

I will have another big day today. The student, Paula, and I were putting away DVD's day before yesterday and then putting the cases in the bookshelves and one of the regular employees dumped a stack on full DVDs right where we were working and right on top of the empty ones we had just finished. We tried to separate them after she left but we evidently missed some because yesterday Elaine called to my attention that they had found some cases on the shelves that were still full.  I didn't bother to explain. No sense alienating employees I have to work with.

I unpacked the old high school annuals I was to put on shelves and got them in proper order on the shelves. That took a lot of time. I had to open about ten boxes to do that and first dust the shelving. That back room is a terrible mess. I guess that's because of all the redecorating they have done. Perhaps they will eventually get that organized.

Later I did some more shelf reading too.

I finished laminating the recipes for their recipe book and cut them to size then put them in the proper order. Today Katie is bring the hole punch and she wants me to punch the holes to finish putting them together.

I was  exhausted when I got home.  Bob came over for wine and he left at 7:00 and I took my bath and tried to stay up until 9:00. I gave up at 8:30 and went to bed.

Today we will have tuna cakes and fried potatoes with a veggie for lunch. Bob will bring a salad. I will fix some pudding for dessert and we will have some more of the cookies.

Tomorrow I will pick up Leslie and attend the Christmas arts and crafts exhibit and sale in Independence that is held in the historical museum.  Afterward I will take her home and go to Bartlesville to have lunch with Myra.

More later about today.

Another huge day...mostly shelf reading though. Very, very tiring.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday and Exercises

Today I will drive myself to exercises because I will need to leave at 9:30 to get to Independence in time for my 10:00 hair appointment. I forgot I had one Monday with Leslie's surgery and all that happened after that including going on to work. I called Kathy to apologize and she had been worried that I missed my appointment. She was afraid something had happened to me and even tried to call me and left a voice mail message. Somehow I managed to miss all that. Anyhow, she gave me a new appointment.  I don't want to miss this one.

I had many good wishes and several gifts for my birthday. It was a great birthday.

I slept really well last night. Drinking a cup of Chi Latte may be helping me to sleep. Milk has an ingredient in it that encourages sleep. Also, I have not had the leg aches lately. That may be because I am drinking more liquid now that I am drinking more with my Keurig.

Missy has been leaving the tree alone too.  I hope I don't speak too soon.

For lunch today, we will eat the rest of the turkey pot pie and Waldorf fruit salad.  I also have pie and desserts I brought home from Leslie's. We will eat some of that too for dessert. 

More later....

I did get my hair done and then came home to fix lunch.

We did have the leftovers for lunch and then I went on to work. I had a big day again.

When I came home I was exhausted.  I ended up going to bed early.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Birthday Tuesday

I slept very well last night and awoke to my 79th birthday. Bob dropped over early to tell me he had dropped his phone and it would no longer work. He stayed for some coffee and a few toasted rolls I brought home from Leslie's Thanksgiving dinner. After he left I called Kathy to apologize for forgetting my hair appointment yesterday and she gave me another for tomorrow at 10:00.

I will take my own car to exercises tomorrow so I can leave at 9:30 to get to that appointment. Leslie had gall bladder surgery yesterday done the old fashioned way and I forgot my hair appointment.  But Leslie is "super woman" in disguise. She had staples because they could not do stitches because of old scar tissue. But she had no pain.  So they let her go home this evening.  John brought her by in the car just before I took my bath and he brought my birthday gift from Leslie.....some bath oil to help me sleep and a wonderful Christmas candle. I have burned the candle this evening and the house smells lovely. Denise, my niece brought me one yesterday with a different fragrance burned it  yesterday evening. Both are simply wonderful!

I went up to see Leslie before I went to eat my birthday dinner at Sirloin Stockade at noon. Bob met me there for the lunch. Mine was to be free but I split the cost of Bob's and we both ate for less them $4. Then I went on to work.   

I had another huge day at work. Katie had recipes for me to laminate and then trim to size. Then I had a hundred DVDs to file away and the boxes to file in the bookcases. About the time I would get them all put away, another fifty would come in and I would start all over again. I left about 50 unfiled because 5:00 came and I left.

Just before I left work Bobby and Karan called and wanted to take me to supper for my birthday. I had eaten way too much lunch so I thanked them warmly but had to decline. They suggested tomorrow evening and I accepted their offer.  I will eat less tomorrow noon. That was wonderful of them to think of me.

One of my exercise class friends,  Beverly, brought me a fancy cookie up at the library and sang "Happy Birthday" to me.  When I got home, Marilyn called me and said she had a gift for me. If I see her at exercise class tomorrow, she will bring it. Bob brought me  a very nice "sister-in-law" card and fourteen people, including some of my grandchildren and my sons, wished me a "Happy Birthday" on facebook.   

It's been quite a birthday!

Now it is 9:15 and I will go to bed. Tonight I watched the special on PBS on Bing Crosby. My mother was one of his fans.

I am really tired! Goodnight!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday and Exercises

There will be exercises today. They had dismissed them Friday because of the holiday. I have fixed my Waldorf salad again for lunch and we will have turkey pot pie with the leftover turkey I brought home from Leslie's Thanksgiving dinner.  It includes celery, potatoes and carrots and chicken broth. You make it with a pie crust. It will be interesting to see how it works out.

I got the gifts I had bought wrapped yesterday after I finished the congregational letters.  I have Leslie's, Marlene's, Bob's, and Jeromy's already and all wrapped. I know what I'm going to do for my boys and John but haven't done it yet.

Missy has done pretty well with the Christmas tree so far this morning. She slept on the end of my bed all night and only once thus far this morning have I found her under the tree. Of course, who knows what she will do after I go to exercise class and later on to work.  If she gets bored...and she will...she may lay under the tree again.

Bob came over last evening for wine and cookies. He got very tired and went home about 8:00 PM.

We will not have cakes to bake this week but we will next week. Tomorrow is my 79th birthday and I already have one card from my dear friend, Bill.  He gave it to me at church yesterday.  After church 11 of us went to the Mexican restaurant in Independence and when we got ready to pay our bill, we found that Melissa, our pastor, had picked up the bill for all of us.  She's a doctor but she's also very generous. I want to write a "thank you" note to her this morning.

I hope I will have something to do today at work besides shelf reading. I did that for three hours on Saturday morning.  That is mind numbing.

I see on this morning's news that Oklahoma had three earthquakes yesterday.One was large enough to cause damage. When will these people admit that that is caused by the fracking they are doing to reach oil.  Capitalism is greed driven..regardless of the damage it causes the property of others.

More later....

Leslie was supposed to have had her surgery this morning at 6:30 and I asked John to call me when she got out of the surgery. Hr called me while I was at exercise class and said she was out of surgery but had had to have the full surgery and was opened up. Thirty years ago she had a major five hour surgery for Chrone's disease. That left her with a huge scar with lots of adhesions.  They could not do the  arthroscopic  surgery. She is doing wonderfully though and so far has no pain. (she's very tough). I got up there before I left for work and she was bright eyed and bushy tailed.  She will get to go home tomorrow if she still is doing that well then.  I made a run by the the florist afterward and ordered her an arrangement of cut flowers with a Santa Clause included. (she collects Santa Clauses).

I had plenty of work to do today. We had hundreds of returned DVDs after the Thanksgiving holiday and I spent several hours sorting them and putting them away in the storing machines and then I had to put the empty boxes in the bookcases. I also put stamps on several hundred invitations to the open house we are having at the library on the 18th.

After work, I went by to see how she liked the arrangement and how she was doing.  Cyndi was still there and we visited too. If she gets to go home in the morning, I will take her home. John has several orders for his Loumix cattle feed in the morning since it turned cold and he will be making deliveries.

I have taken my bath and am in my PJs. Bob came over earlier but got sleepy so he went home at 7:00.  We will eat lunch at Sirloin Stockade tomorrow. I have a birthday coupon for them.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday and Elections

Today will be election day at church. We have a guest minister coming to do the business meeting. I intend to nominate the same three women for pastors again.  I served ten years and am too busy now and too old  to come up with anything new. The congregation needs young blood.  Our church has no paid staff and we elect our pastors from the elders.  Congregations also elect all the other officers.  We consider it service for our congregation.

I fought Missy all night and also this morning over the Christmas tree. Every chance she got, she ended up under that tree on the tree skirt. Finally, at 3:00 this morning, I took the tree skirt away.  She had removed several ornaments too.  I had to find the hooks to replace them. Darn cat!

I lost a dear friend last night. I had known Doug since my Bob and I moved to Caney in 1969. Doug was only 62 years old.  He had a very aggressive brain tumor. They were only able to get 80% of it in the surgery and it continued to grow. Then he threw a blood clot and had to have another surgery to insert a screen of some kind to keep it from getting to his heart or lung. That stopped all treatment although there really wasn't much hope he could overcome all that trauma anyhow.  He will be missed...that's for sure.  I feel so sorry for the wonderful wife he had and his family. They live outside of Oklahoma City so I will not be able to attend any service they will have for him.

I went to bed at 8:30 last night. I had worked at the library all morning to make up for the loss of Thanksgiving Day.  All I could do was shelf reading and that is exhausting. There  is no opportunity to sit down  and my leg was really aching last night. Before I went to bed, I took two Aleve.  That helped a lot.

I imagine we will eat out with our guests this morning after church. We usually take them to the Mexican restaurant in Independence.

More later....