Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday and Another Big Day

After breakfast with Bob this morning, I will meet with several of the members of the church at 9:00 and we will take down the church's Christmas decorations.  (As though I didn't get enough of that at work yesterday.) Then after our lunch of leftover meatloaf and potatoes with a veggie and cottage cheese and applesauce,  I will go in to work for another 2 1/2 hours. I will work five hours Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and then I will be caught up on hours. I had 2 1/2 days to make up this pay period....that's 10 hours for me. 

It looks wet and cold outside this morning. I am not looking forward to getting out there at all. It may be very slick.

Bob just called and begged off of going to breakfast.  He still is fighting a cold so I certainly don't blame him. I will just fix myself a biscuit and have another cup of coffee.

A little after 8:00 AM I went out to church to begin putting away the decorations.  About 9:00 Bobby and Karan came and just a few moments later, Leslie and the children came. We worked until almost 10:30 and got everything put away.  Bobby and I put all those plastic cases in the large shed out there.  After we all left, I went on up to Radio Shack in Independence and had them check out the transmitter on my auxiliary speakers. They were getting power but something inside had evidently died. Anyhow, I bit the bullet and bought some new ones. Leslie will come sometime this next week and install them for me.

After I fixed lunch, I went on to work. Bob never did come. I assumed he had taken a nap since he felt so bad.  After awhile, I texted him to see if he had ever come over to my house to eat his lunch. I had left everything in the skillet. I had misunderstood him. He thought I was going to call him when I got home. I thought he would just come at 11:30 as usual. When he didn't come, I just ate my lunch and went on to work. He got in contact with me later and I told him to go on over and warm up his lunch. That's what he did. I worked until 2:00.  When I got home he was here reading the paper.  He left after awhile and I sat down with a cup of Chi to rest.

More later....

About 6:00, I took my bath and put my PJs on. I was very tired. I stayed up until 9:00 and slept very well.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday and Back to Work

I'll go back to work today about 12:30. I will stay until 5:30.  I am still making up lost hours from the holidays. I will work a couple of hours tomorrow too after we get the Christmas decorations put away at church.

I slept pretty well last night. I woke up a few times but managed to get back to sleep.

I'm not sure about lunch today. I may go up to Country Mart and see what they might have. I would like to have hamburgers but I am out of hamburger patties.  I may have pork chops or pork cutlets. It's been awhile since we've had pork chops or pork cutlets.  The market should be open now. The streets are wet and it's below freezing.  I will need to be careful.

There's a lot of flu around right now. The flu shot has not been too effective this year. The virus morphed right before the vaccine came out and they didn't get the vaccine adjusted accordingly.

More later....

I ended up getting some pork cutlets and they turned out good. We had gravy, boiled potatoes, jello salad and chopped broccoli with it.   I drank hot tea. Bob had a cup of coffee.

I had a huge day at work today. Not only did I have a lot of DVDs to put away but they had me take down and put away all the Christmas decorations. It took me two and a half hours and it was exhausting!  I had to label all the boxes and then put them on top of the bookcases.  That was really my baptism of fire. They sure didn't take into account my age.

Anyhow, I came home and took my bath and ate some yogurt and drank some Chi Latte. I also had a cookie.

I am trying to stay up until 9:00 tonight. I sleep better if I can do that. I watched the weather channel. There wasn't much else to watch. I did make it until 9:00.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thursday and the New Year

Today is the first day of 2015.  It will be different putting 2015 on everything.  I hope I can remember.  :)

We will have meatloaf for lunch today. I will fix some friend potatoes to go with it and we will have a veggie and Bob is bringing his jello salad. He still has his cold and so far I have not got it from him.  I try to keep my distance.  I definitely don't want a cold.   Last year when I got one from him, it went into that eresepilas I almost never managed to get rid of. I got it on February 8th (my mom's birthday) and it finally cleared up during World Conference in April.  It's a wonder I didn't get meningitis or sepsis. Either could have killed me. It took Dr. Esliker to get it correctly diagnosed.  What a terrible experience.  And Adrian, at work, also has a cold. They're everywhere.  And the flu is everywhere too.  I've had the shot but it's only 50% effective now.

It's very cold today and it's not going to warm up much.  I don't know what I'll do with the day.

More later..... 

After we had lunch  Bob went home and after awhile I made some cookies.  Bobby came over and picked up his meatloaf.  I read awhile and then took my bath after 7:00 and Missy and I sat in the recliner and watched TV until 8:00 or so and then I went to bed.  I am having a time staying up later.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Three Hour Wednesday

Today I mailed off those newsletters and then worked three hours today until noon. Then I came home and warmed up the beans and leftover cornbread for lunch. I will work two hours on Saturday to make up for the lost two hours time. I will also work five hours on Friday. I am trying to make up for the three days we were closed this pay period....Christmas Eve day, Christmas and New Year's day. That's twelve hours to make up. 

I went to the Dollar Store to pick up a few things while I was out.  I also went by Orschelon's Farm Store to get bird seed. There's a chance for bad weather this weekend and I don't want the birds to go hungry.

I balanced my checkbook too. This is one of those bad months that I don't get my social security until the 14th of the month.  That's the second Wednesday this month.  I hope I can stretch my funds. Thank goodness my older son, Keith, sent me $150 and that will help with the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicare supplement.  My car insurance comes due this month on the 17th too. I will use my SER check to pay for that.  It's always something. It's a good thing I'm working part time. I can only work for another 20 months with this program though. Then I will really have to be careful. But I should have the car paid off by then.

Tomorrow we will have meatloaf for lunch with fried potatoes and a veggie. I still have some of Bob's cottage cheese and applesauce for a salad. I hope to get the energy up to make cookies this afternoon.

More later....

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday Another Workday

I'll go to work an hour early today and leave an hour later. I am still trying to make up for the days I am missing because of the holidays. Tomorrow I will go in to work in the morning since the library closes at noon.  That way I will only have one additional hour to make up on Saturday. The library doesn't open until 9:00 AM so I will only get three hours in the morning.

I slept well last night. I got up at 5:00 AM as usual.  I will stay fairly close to home this morning. John, treasurer for our class, is supposed to bring me a couple of checks. One is to pay for the newsletters which I had duplicated at Service Office and Supply. The other is for the stamps. I hope he comes early before I start lunch. I want to get those letters out while I am off work for the New Year holiday. I will have to address the envelopes. I bought those and some cartridges for my printer out of my own pocket.

We will have chicken tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy with a veggie for lunch.  Bob may bring a salad. If not, we will have applesauce instead.  I want to eat at 11:30 because I go in to work at 12:30.

I guess I could start on those envelopes this morning since I have nothing else going until time to begin lunch.

More later....

I got the envelopes done before I went to work and picked up the stamps and the newsletters   as soon as John brought the checks.  I got the newsletters folded and the envelopes stuffed and the stamps on them after I got home from work. They are ready to go in the morning as soon as the post office opens at 8:00 AM.  They close at noon tomorrow. 

I watched TV until nearly 10:00 but then went to bed.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday and Back to Work

I just called Bob and he is still sick with the cold.  I was hoping he would be getting over it now. I certainly don't want it.  When I have a cold I try to avoid being around people and with the job, that would be impossible.  Poor Bob. He sounded pretty miserable.

I have a hair appointment this morning in Independence and I really need it. My hair is completely out of shape. I need to go to the bank first. I have spent some of my hair money.  I also need to stop and buy gas.  I've made too many Independence trips lately.

I have been reading this morning after getting up too early and starting the beans for lunch.  Hopefully they will be done by lunchtime. I have them in my slow cooker. I will fix the cornbread just as soon as I get home from Independence. I want to go in to work a half hour early and stay an extra half hour to make up the time I am losing because of the holidays. I need the extra money because my car insurance comes due in January.  I want to stay out of my meager savings if at all possible.

I am getting used to my new Freedom Phone II that Leslie gave me for Christmas. It has a keyboard which makes texting easier and it's not much bulkier then my flip phone so I don't need any larger pocket to put it in. In fact, for carrying convenience in the car, it slips right in and fits into a small pocket on the outside of my purse.  When I get to the library and here at home, I put it in my vest pocket.

More later....

Lunch was good.  The beans and cornbread were very good. After lunch, I went on to work a half hour early and stayed an extra half hour afterward too. I will be going in a half hour earlier and staying a half hour later until I make up my lost hours. Wednesday I will going in the morning  instead of the afternoon since they are closing at noon on the 31st.

Tonight when I got home, I fixed myself a cup of chi latte. In fact, I drank two. After I have my bath, I will have some yogurt for supper. I will put some chicken tenders down in the frig to thaw for tomorrow's lunch.  I will fix some potatoes and gravy as well as broccoli.  I still have pecan pie. (one piece) so I may split that with Bob. His cold is still bad.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday and Church

I will go to church by myself today. Bob has a bad cold and doesn't want to expose others.  I appreciate that. The last cold I had...last winter just before the terrible illness I had for months, I received from him. We spent too much time together, I guess.

I slept well again last night although I awoke several times. I managed to get back to sleep.

I cleaned the apartment really well yesterday...swept each room and mopped the kitchen and bathroom.  I had leftovers for lunch.  I am not sure what to have tomorrow. Bob will probably stay home again so I will just take him something. I may make the beans and cornbread. That sounds pretty good and I have that ham bone with meat clinging to it. I will get the meat out and set it to thaw and soak the beans. 

More later...time to leave for church...

A group of us ate lunch together out at El Pueblito.  Bob and I had just been out there Friday noon but still it was good and the fellowship was very good.

I came home and did my letters and went over to Marilyn's (my neighbor across the way) and visited awhile. She is very nice! She has a new sewing machine she bought herself for Christmas. She quilts and sews and is very talented.

I came on back home to eat something for dinner...probably yogurt. And I will fix myself some Chi Latte and later.... in an hour or so, will watch Sixty Minutes. About 7:00 I will take my bath and watch TV or read until time to go to bed.