Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday Morning Breakfast

Bob and I will go to Sirloin Stockade this morning for breakfast. I will pick him up in about an hour and a half. I ate a banana this morning with cranberry juice so I could take my meds.

I am so glad the work week is over.  Yesterday was an even worse nightmare. I don't know what I will do about working on the inventory in the children's department. The noise is distracting and even worse, is having to sit on the floor to scan the bar codes.  At almost 80, that's very difficult. It's worse then having to climb up on the library stools to reach the top two shelves in the adult department.

If I didn't have that $200 car payment, I would just give it up. I am the oldest person in the program as it is.  But that extra $500. a month is hard to turn away from.

It's getting light now so I guess I will try to take Missy outside.

More later....

I took Missy out for awhile but the folks across the street  were packing stuff into their car and eventually took off. That disturbed Missy and she came back in the house.  Soon after that, I went to pick up Bob for breakfast. We had the buffet breakfast at Sirloin Stockade. I will pick him up in an hour and we will go to Independence where I will balance Juanita's checkbook and Bob will visit with his sister, Betty. Afterward we will go to Big Cheese for lunch.

More even later....

Missy went out for a little while but then the neighbors across the street came out and emptied some things out of their car trunk and got in the car and took off.  Missy was startled and wanted back in the house.  So we came back in. At 9:40, we took off for Independence.

I got Juanita's checkbook balanced and had  a nice visit with her and then Bob came back to pick me up and we ate pizza at Big Cheese. Then we came back home and I dropped him off at Sycamore Landing.

I came home to a very welcoming cat.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday and Rain Forecast

We have rain forecast today. It's been hot and dry all week until now. If I'm going to take Missy out, I'll have to do it before the rain begins.

I sold another book on Amazon. It's been quite awhile since I've sold any and then suddenly, I sold day apart. I've sold a lot of books over the years that I have listed on Amazon. They take a small commission but they also pay the shipping.  So I still come out way, I have thinned out my book collection. I don't want to leave that mess for my kids.

I slept well last night again. That's good because this past few weeks, I have really been tired.

Today we will have hamburgers and french fries for lunch. I don't want any leftovers for over the weekend. We have some jello left and also cookies for dessert.

I took Missy out for an hour this morning and we watched it rain. When I was ready to put her back in, she was very angry about it. She growled and hissed at me.  But I took hold of her and steered her back in anyhow. She is now up in my chair...getting cat hair all over it. :)

Tomorrow I will go to Independence to balance Juanita's checkbook.  Bob will go too and take the car and go visit his sister, Betty, who lives there. I will call him when I'm finished and we will go eat at Big Cheese.

More later....After exercise class, Bob left to go take Denise home from the hospital. She still does not have her pathology report but they were ready to release her anyhow.

More even later....

What a day! Katie wanted me to scan in the children's department.  I tried. I really tried.... but the children were even noisier then the adults in the adult side.  They screamed and played loudly with toys. I was having a time trying to concentrate on my scanning and then to top it all off,  they wanted to talk to me. I lost my place several times. I had to go back time and again and check the numbers to see if I had already scanned one book or the other. It was a mess. I got one side of a small bookcase finished before I gave up. I told Katie it was almost impossible for me. Plus, on top of all that, the bookshelves over on the children's side are just two shelves off the floor.  I had a terrible time sitting on the floor trying to scan those bar codes. Between the noise, the children talking to me, and the sitting on the floor trying to work,  I was a nervous wreck.

I found additional work to do on the adult side.  It was tough. I even considered calling Aime to see if there was anything available anywhere else but the library.  But I knew there wasn't. I was lucky to find a place at the library.

Bob came over later this evening and we had wine. He left at 7:00 and I took my bath and sat in the recliner with Missy until bedtime.. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday and House Cleaning day

Thursday is the day I clean the apartment and do my laundry. The laundry is already in the dryer. I started it as soon as I got up this morning. Right now I am dealing with the blog. I had a bowl of cereal and cranberry juice already and will take Missy out on the carport before I begin my cleaning.  She has been waiting patiently.

I always put her two afghans in the dryer on fresh air setting every week too. I always get a lot of cat hair on the screen and I realize she sheds like mad. I got both of them out of the dryer and cleaned the screen before putting my underwear and towels in there.

I want to look up my recipe for the chicken casserole we're having for lunch before too long. I may have to make an emergency trip to Country Mart before I can start lunch.  We will have Bob's salad and a veggie with that. I also want to bake cookies this morning.  I have some frozen fruit we can have with them. I hope to have enough time to get everything done before I leave for work.

More later....

Karan called me and she is bringing us dinner so I won't have to cook after all. Isn't that nice! I  did put some garlic bread in the over and we had Bob's salad. I also had some fruit and cookies.

After I went to work, it wasn't a terribly bad day. I put away a lot of DVDs and cleaned and repaired some too. I put away new books.  I did not have to scan any bar codes.  Katie was only there a short time. I don't know where she went. She has a lot of meetings.

Denise is going home from the hospital tomorrow. She doesn't have her pathology back yet but they want to let her go home. I hope that works out. Bob is here now.  We will have our wine in a minute.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday and Hump Day

I'm always glad to see Wednesday come. That means I'm halfway through the week. yesterday I scanned bar codes so today I may have to find books that were not in the system.  After I put away the DVDs Katie may have me scan bar codes again today. I only have this last aisle of non fiction.

I went to exercise class today and afterward a group of us went to Utopia for coffee and sugar free cinnamon rolls. They were o.k. but not as good as the regular cinnamon rolls they fix every other Friday. Bob and I will have our leftover meat loaf today with the leftover coleslaw. I will fix some baked potatoes and a veggie and that should do us for today. I will look over my recipes for tomorrow's dinner ideas.

Bob went up to see how Denise did last night. He will be here around 11:30 for lunch and I will get the update.

I took Missy out for an hour this morning between 6:15 and 7:30. She was really happy about that. It was nice and breezy so I didn't mind at all. I also made it to the Country Mart and bought some more yogurt. That's what I like to have for supper.

More later....

Denise is doing well. She will not be going home until she can tolerate real food though. She has been on a soft diet. They started her on real food this evening. Perhaps by Friday she can go home.

Dee and the granddaughter, Alice, came to the hospital to see Denise today. Bob learned that her older sister, Vanessa, had called and learned that she had not been to the hospital to see her mother. Vanessa told her to get herself and Alice up there to see her mother.  It's too bad she had to be told.  The young woman is badly spoiled and is very self absorbed.  She is twenty and should know better.

This afternoon at work I began putting away several basketfuls of DVDs. Katie, the director, came in and asked me to stop and clean five DVDs for a couple who were using a computer. So I walked away from my work and spent 36 minutes cleaning those DVDs only to learn that they had left without them.  So that was a waste of time. After I finally got the DVDs put away at 3:00, I asked Katie if she wanted me to scan bar codes. She did, So I began the last aisle of non fiction books.. Katie came over at 5:00 to remind me it was quitting time. I told her I wanted to stay and finish. By that time, I was almost finished. I finally finished at 5:25 and left to go home.

Bob came over for wine and ice cream at 5:45.  He left at 7:00 or soon after and I took my bath and put my PJs on and Missy and I sat in the recliner until bedtime.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday and To The Hospital

Today is my niece's cancer surgery. I called Bob to be sure he was up and around. He was.  He will go pick her up at 6:00 and it's only 5:35 now. I will go on up to the hospital around 6:15. We will need to stay with her and help with the pain meds, they tell us.  Strange...I thought that was what their staff was to do.  We will know more after the surgery though. I hope the cancer is not "poorly differentiated".  She has waited so long to get this done.

We will just plan to eat lunch at the hospital cafeteria.  

More later....

Denise had her surgery today. The doctor said it went well. He took out the cancer and two fibroid tumors and said he didn’t see that it had infiltrated the lining of the uterus.  But he said he would not know for sure until the pathology report came back. She is doing well in room 263 at CRMC. She has been out of bed and to the bathroom and also had the catheter out.  She seems to be not in too much pain.  My daughter, Leslie, was up to see her this afternoon and the church sent flowers. Her dad and I were there during the surgery and until noon. He went back up when I went to work. We both went back up this evening to check on her. 

We both left at noon and went to Sirloin Stockade to eat some lunch. He came over after I got home from work and had not eaten anything. I warmed up some meatloaf for him and he had some of the coleslaw too.  That seemed to be all he wanted.

Work was it's usual problem. I put away several baskets of DVDs and then scaned another aisle of bar codes. I have one aisle of non fiction left to scan. And then Katie will start me on the genealogy area.  My hands ache and I am very tired. I hope I can hold out for another year and a half.  I think I will buy some earplugs. It would help me if the place wasn't so noisy. The noise makes me very nervous.

I will watch some TV before I go to bed.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday and Back to Work

This morning I am to meet Aime at the library at 9:00 so I will not be going to exercise class this morning. I don't know what she needs this time. I have made a meatloaf and will bake it after it's closer to the time to eat lunch.  We will have baked potatoes and a veggie with it.  I have some chocolate pudding for dessert.

I am hoping Cathy can move my hair appointment into this morning since I will be waiting at the hospital tomorrow morning for my niece's surgery to be over. I want to talk to the doctor afterwards and see just how bad it is.  If Cathy can't do that, I will wash it myself this evening. It's short enough I should be able to do that.

I will undoubtedly have a stack of DVDs to put away this afternoon.  On Monday it's usually a nightmare. But generally because of all the DVDs, I don't have to scan bar codes.

We attended the Living the Questions group last evening at Joyce's home.  There weren't too many of us this time. Only six of us could be there this time.  Gretchen is gone back to Alabama, Howard and Judy are back in California and Richard and Mona are unable to be there. Mona will be leaving for Egypt soon.  Mona is originally an Egyptian. She goes back home to visit relatives every year.  We got home around 9:00 after a period of discussion.

I took Missy out for awhile this morning. She wandered way back toward the back of the apartment complex next door and I was afraid she was going to get away from me so I picked her up and carried her back into the apartment. She was one mad kitty!

I went to the library early and lo and behold, Aime was there early too so she gave me the shoes she was delivering to me and left and I called Cathy to see if my 9:10 appointment was still open. She said it was so I took off for Independence right then. I got there with five minutes to spare and she got my hair washed and fixed. That's done and now lunch can be back to 11:30, our usual time.

More later...

We will not plan lunch for tomorrow.  Bob and I will be up at the hospital waiting for Denise's surgery to be finished so we can talk to the doctor and see if he can give us any idea how serious this is. We may stay with her while she is recovering in the hospital. They say a family member should be there to regulate the pain medication.

We will just play it by ear.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Today is Father's Day Sunday

I had this post finished and it did not "save" so consequently, I lost it.  I was saying today my daughter will be speaking at church and will probably honor her father. She adored him. I had a stepfather after my own father was killed in an industrial accident. I had a great stepfather. He and I were great friends until the day he died. In fact, I was with him when he died. He had come home from a nursing home to die at home. I helped my mom care for him and I was with him when he died.  He died a terribly painful death of lung cancer and four years later, in 1980, my mom died of pulmonary fibrosis. They were both heavy smokers all their lives and unfortunately, they paid dearly for it. Neither my sister nor I ever smoked.

Today after church we will probably eat out somewhere with the group. Then I will come home and do my newsletters and get them out on the mailbox for the mailman to pick up tomorrow.

Missy wanted out as usual this morning so I took her out for awhile. I took my coffee out with me as is my usual thing. While I was out there I watered my container flowers.  I will need to be diligent about watering them now that the rains have apparently finished for awhile. Right now she is lying here beside my chair enjoying the sunshine that is streaming in from the kitchen window.

More later...

The church service was very good today and afterward 11 of us ate out together.  I just finished my congregational newsletters and have them ready to put out on the mailbox to be picked up tomorrow.  Tonight after 60 Minutes, Bob and I will attend the Living the Questions group meeting at Joyce's.  It will be the first time we've met this month. We have all been really busy!