Saturday, December 27, 2014

Snowy Saturday

Well, it's snowing lightly this morning so we cancelled our trip to Owasso for lunch and just had a larger breakfast at Eggbert's.  Besides, Bob has developed a cold and doesn't feel that well.

So, I have stripped my bed and am doing the laundry. I've only done laundry once before this week so I have a large load. I may go in to work for awhile since it's too nasty to do anything else. We will see.  I am going to fix lunch. I will warm up some of that leftover ham and put an egg in the mashed potatoes put them in the skillet and Bob will bring a salad. We will also have some of that corn casserole. I also have two pieces of pecan pie left.  I will set it out so it will soften up some.

So, if I decide to go in to work awhile, it will be this afternoon after lunch.

I slept well last night. The apartment was cool so that helps a lot.

More later....

Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday and Back to Work

I will go up to the US Cellular store this morning at 8:30 and get my new smart phone activated. Leslie says to go early because they will be swamped and they don't open until 9:00.  I will have a lot to learn about this phone. The instructions are very brief. They don't even tell one how to answer a call. I guess they will show me at US Cellular.

I will go in to work at 12:30 and stay until 5:30 today and every work day until next pay period. That way I can make up some of my lost time. 

I may have a chicken casserole today since we had ham for Christmas. I will make a ham and scalloped potatoes casserole later with some of that leftover ham. I will also make beans and cornbread with some of it later. I have frozen the bone with some of the meat still clinging to it. Of course, Bob wants to go to El Publito for lunch and we may do that.

I need to change my Monday doctor's appointment too. I have a conflict with my hair appointment and the hair appointment is the most important.  :)

More later....

We ended up going to El Publito for lunch and Bob bought my lunch. It was usual.

I got to work a half hour early and later learned they close on Fridays at 5:00 so I didn't get to work that extra half hour. may be I can make it up another day before the pay period is over. When I got home I was exhausted as usual.  I ate some yogurt and drank some Chi Latte.  Now it's almost 8:30 and I am, just going
to bed. I've plugged in my phone and I'll see if it charges alright over night.  I notice I can't use this one while it's charging.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thursday Christmas Day

Well, today is Christmas and I didn't sleep too well. I was thinking about the dinner today...hoping everything goes well.  I awoke at 3:00 AM thinking about the code to my router for the new phone. Finally I got up and found it. After I typed it on a card with my other passwords, I went back to bed.  I awoke at 5:30 and got up this time and dressed and made up my face and came into the kitchen to feed Missy her treats and some fresh food. Then I fixed myself a bowl of oatmeal and ate it before I forgot.   Twice this past week I have forgotten to eat breakfast. I get busy and it just slips my mind.

I am sitting here listening to Christmas music on the TV. They have a lot of different kinds of music to listen to and this is Sounds of the Season.  Saturday I will take down the tree and put away all the decorations.

I think I will get the new smart phone and see if I can figure it out.  Technology is not my long suite.

More later...

Dinner went off like clockwork. Everything turned out well. Leslie tried, but couldn't manage to get my auxiliary speakers working. I think the transmitter blew. The speakers light up but just aren't receiving a signal from the transmitter.

I sent some leftovers  home with Leslie. I cleaned up the kitchen. Leslie helped me before they left. They had barely got out of town and she got a crisis call.  Such it is when you're "on call".

Leslie left me a lot of fudge and other goodies. I will eventually eat it all. 

Bob is sitting on my couch sound asleep. :)

I will stop by US Cellular in the morning and see if I can get them to program my phone and also  turn it on of course.  They will have to deactivate the other phone.

I have to work tomorrow afternoon. I will work an extra hour. If I don't make up some of that time I missed, (Christmas and New Year's days) I will have a very short check. I will work another hour each day until the next pay period is up. Otherwise, instead of 40 hours in that pay period, I will only have 28 hours.

More later...

Bob came over this evening for wine (Scott left it) and a cookie. He left about 8:00 and I took my bath and watched a movie for awhile. I went to bed at 9:00. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday Christmas Eve Day

This has already been a busy day but it should slow down. I started baking my pecan pie early because I knew it would take awhile to bake and set up.  I used pecan pieces and I probably should have put more in since they weren't halves. Anyhow it is done now and cooling on a wire rack. I may make some other dessert just so they will have a choice.  I have whipped cream.

I have decided to go with the mashed potatoes to keep that simple. I will make the corn casserole at the same time the ham is baking. They both bake at 350 and for 72 minutes.  This is a 6 pound ham.
Leslie is bringing rolls. Bob is bringing salad.

We are having our gift exchange this evening while Jeromy and Marlene and the girls are still here.  They leave in the morning for Topeka to spend Christmas with the other grandparents.

Bob is coming over after while to do his laundry and check his checking account. I received my check a day early so have scheduled the second car payment for the month. I will get the next check in time to pay my car insurance and apartment insurance.  Thank goodness for the job!

If we get back in time tonight to watch some TV, I will watch the Christmas Carol  on DVD. I have the DVD.  I always watch it every year.

I sent out the class newsletter electronically to a dozen classmates who wanted it that way. I will take it to Service Office and Supply right away before they close. I hope to get it back before the New Year so I can get it in the mail.  We have many classmates who are not online.

I will need to get the envelopes and John will need to bring me a roll of stamps from the class's account. He is the treasurer.

More later....

I picked up Bob at 4:30 and we headed out to John and Leslie's home for Christmas Eve gift opening. Bob gave me a selection of gourmet jellies and Leslie and John gave me a new smart phone. Now I'll have to go get it activated tomorrow and then learn how to use it.  I also want to see if they have a cover for it. I would hate to break it.   My friend, Bill, gave me two books for my Kindle.  He and I have always been readers. He no longer has a Kindle so I got him a gift card for a meal at Olive Garden. He can take his wife, Carol, for dinner.

I did watch "The Christmas Carol" again. It's my Christmas tradition.

I hope to remember to take some photos Christmas day. I forgot all about it at the gift opening. I had even bought a new battery for the camera Scott gave me.

I went to bed at 9:00. I was very tired.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Huge Tuesday

This was another huge day. I fixed our chili early this morning (6:00) and then went on to my doctor's appointment in Bartlesville at 8:40. He found five pre-cancerous lesions and froze all five. Three were on my face. Then I went directly to Independence to balance Juanita's checkbook. That went well.

I got back home at 11:30 and met Bob at my house for lunch. Then I went on to work. It was a big day at work too. Everyone has their children out of school and came in to borrow DVDs to keep them occupied. Personally I think that's kind of sad. Children need to be out playing and not sitting in front of a TV watching one movie after another.

I worked until 5:00..staying busy all afternoon. They had my checking in books and DVDs today too.  I will work again on Friday.

When I got home I fed Missy and myself (yogurt and a cookie). Tomorrow I will have more time. I will bake my pecan pie early and then look over my recipes for Thursday. I will have the ham, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, Bob's salad, and hot rolls that Leslie will bring. We will have the pecan pie with whipped cream for dessert....a fairly simple dinner. I have peach tea  if anyone wants some instead of water.

I tried to stay up and watch TV but there was nothing on Tuesday evening.  So it's 9:00  now and I will just go to bed.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday and a Hair Appointment

I don't know whether I will go to exercise class or not this morning. I have that hair appointment at 10:00 and I would have to leave early to get there on time. I want to pick up a pizza at Big Cheese for our lunch today. Tomorrow we will have chili.  I have a doctor's appointment in Bartlesville in the morning at 8:40 with Dr. Eslicker.  So I will make that chili earlier in the morning.

I just took my trash over to the container and it's drizzling out there. It's supposed to rain today.

We are having that Christmas party at work today. I will take some of the peanut clusters. Probably no one else will have homemade peanut clusters.

I slept very well again last night. I have not had any sore right leg for about a week. Maybe I finally have conquered it.

More later....

It was a huge day. I went in early and stayed an hour later to make up some of the time I missed in this pay period.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday and Church

I woke up after sleeping well last night. My stomach problem seems to be gone this morning.  So I will go to church this morning. I got two papers today so I will take one to Bob and one to John.

After church we will eat out somewhere with the church group. Then after that I will do my letters and last of all bake Snickerdoodle cookies instead of making the peanut clusters for the library party tomorrow.  Peanut clusters are pretty expensive and I have the ingredients for cookies.

I enjoy listening to the Holiday music on my TV during this season of the year. And I like to watch "The Christmas Carol" every Christmastime too. I am taking the gifts for Jeromy's family to Leslie at church today. Jeromy and Marlene and the girls will spend Christmas at Topeka with Marlene's folks this year. They alternate the holidays every year. We had them last year.

I have a hair appointment in the morning at 10:00 in Independence. Afterward I will go to Goody's and  try to use my $10.00 gift certificate.  After that, I will go back to town and order a small Big Cheese pizza for our lunch. Bob brought Coke over. I seldom drink soda but when we have hamburgers or pizza I break down and drink a Coke.

Then I will need to go to the library at noon for the party.  We will eat as soon as I get home from Independence.

More later....

I had a very busy afternoon. I did the letters after we returned from  El Publito for lunch after church.  Then I made cookies and peanut clusters.  Finally after I got everything finished, I called Bob to see if he wanted to come watch 60 Minutes with me. He was at the market buying some ice cream and was going to call to see if he could bring it over to share a bowl.  We had some Chi Latte and a bowl of Cookies and Cream ice cream.  He stayed for 60 Minutes after the football game and then after he left I took my bath and joined Missy in the recliner and watched a movie until 10:00.

Then I went to bed.