Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Terrible Night

This is the worst cold I have ever had! I coughed and blew my nose all night and got very little sleep after 1:30.  It was miserable!  I will not go to breakfast this morning nor out to church to clean with the group. I am running 100 degrees of temperature too. That's low grade but I am so miserable it could be much higher then that.

I am sure Missy didn't get much sleep either with all that blowing and coughing.

I will just eat a bowl of oatmeal and some juice and coffee and stay in my pajamas.

More later...

I have been miserable all morning with lots coughing and  blowing! I did eat my oatmeal. My mom always said feed a cold and starve a fever.

Missy wants to go outside but I am still in my pjs. I am not up to going outside at this point.

Maybe more later....

I got dressed about 10:00 and took Missy out for awhile in the sunshine. I am still blowing and coughing and no better.  I don't know how I will  sleep tonight. Last night was a nightmare.

I heated up some Progresso soup. I cant say that I was impressed but it was something warm in my stomach. I have just been playing Free Cell since Bob left. He came about 1:00 and stayed awhile. I hope he doesn't get sick too.

More even later...

I laid around all afternoon and slept some. At 8:30 after taking my bath and some more codeine cough syrup. I went to bed.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday and a Sore Throat

I often brag about how well I stay and now my chickens have come home to roost. I woke up this morning with a scratchy sore throat. I started right in spraying my throat and taking Zinc tablets. I am hoping to stop it before it becomes a cold.

I was going to attend exercise class but have decided against it. I don't want to expose someone else to what might become a cold.  I will stay in and wait for Haymaker's Furniture to deliver the neighbor's furniture. I have their key. They will move in on Saturday.

I slept fairly well last night until the scratchy throat started. I got up at my usual 5:00 AM. I sure don't feel like doing anything though. I was thinking of trying to get my last three windows out and washed but doubt if I will now. They can wait until I feel better. I was also going to try to get the rest of my dead lavender cut out and thrown away but don't really feel like doing that either. I guess I will just rest.

So more later....

Well, I didn't rest. I was feeling fairly good for awhile so I did cut out all of that lavender that didn't make it through the winter.  That was a mistake! I felt worse and worse all afternoon so finally just gave up on it. I did get my trash barrel filled with the parts of it and took it over to where the trash men pick up the trash. I hope they will take it on Tuesday because I didn't bag it. I was out of bags. I spread the Miracle Grow in the flower bed where I took out the lavender. But I didn't feel well enough to go get some flowers to plant there. I will do that later when I am over this terrible cold. I have mulch to mulch them with too when I do get well enough to plant.  I just kept feeling worse and worse all afternoon.

Bob came at his usual time but I told him it was at his own risk. When he gets a cold it is terrible. He stayed about an hour but when he saw how bad mine was, he decided to just go home and watch TV there. I don't blame him.  He asked me about breakfast at Eggberts but I told him I would just play it by ear.

I took my bath and texted Leslie I would be out at church for the cleanup Saturday at 9:00 if I was up to it at all. She said Mike had washed the outsides today and I would just have the insides to do. for me to drink plenty of liquids and take NyQuil before bed. I don't have any of that but I do have Benedril and ZzzQuil. I will decide which to take at that time.

Missy and I intend to go to bed at 9:00.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday and A Very Busy Day

I get up about 5:00 as usual and got myself ready for the day, fed Missy and myself.  I did some vacuuming in the morning....the dining room, living room and den and also washed the bathroom floor again and the kitchen floor. Around 10:30. Bob came over to use the router and pay some bills on his computer.  I left about 11:20 to go to Ministerial Alliance. They had a good lunch this time.

Bob ate lunch with friends of his at Sirloin Stockade.

When I got home I went to Walmart and bought a few groceries. Then Betty, my landlady, came to do some more cleaning at the apartment next door. She has it rented now. They seem like nice people but they are going to be buying a house...not renting for long. They paid three months rent in advance. They also went out to Haymaker's Furniture and bought a few items of used furniture to hold them over until they can buy a house and can go get their own furniture.  I think they have it in storage back in Alabama. 

Betty brought my two windows back that had been broken. She helped me wash them and then she put them back in for me. I simply can't do that anymore. My hands are just too weak. That leaves the bedroom window, the bathroom window and the den window that still need to be washed inside and out. Maybe she will get around to helping me do those in time.

Rick, the new renter, brought me his key. Betty asked me to let Haymaker's into their apartment when Mr. Haymaker  is ready to deliver the furniture tomorrow.... so I won't go to Utopia tomorrow. I will go to exercise class though. He said he would not deliver until after 10:00. So I may drop by Utopia and get my Utopiachino and cinnamon roll to bring home with me.

I worked on cleaning up my flowerbeds while Betty was still working on the apartment next door. Part of my lavender died over the winter and I am trying to cut the dead part out and bag it up.  If I get that done tomorrow, I will try to remember to take a photo of the renovated flowerbed.  I may add some Miracle Grow and plant some flowers in there where I took out the dead. Then I will mulch that too. 

After she left, I watched the rest of the TV with Bob and when he left at 7:00, I took my bath and lay down with Missy on the sofa and watched the National Geographic Channel. At 8:30, I came in to catch up this blog and get ready to go to bed. I am very tired.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday and More Rain

I was awakened this morning by my phone going off to address a severe flooding alert. I am nowhere near a flood area. But it gave me a loud alert twice at 3:00 AM.  I finally got up and read the alert and unplugged the phone to take it over to my bedside. I had just got back to sleep and it went off again at 4:00 AM...several times. I got up to look outside and sure enough it was raining but not flooding in my neighborhood. But sleep was over. I just got up and dressed and gave up trying to sleep.

Now I will go get breakfast for both Missy and myself. So more later...

We've both had breakfast now and  I've even taken the newspapers over to Marilyn's mailbox.

It's still raining. I let Missy go out briefly but she saw that it was raining and decided she would come back into the apartment. She has to find out those things for herself. I tried to tell her it was chilly and rainy out there but... let's face it, she's only a cat.

We're going to have a tuna casserole for lunch. Bob will bring a salad. I have some frozen peas I will toss into it too. I want to get rid of them because there are not too many of them.  I have some pudding and cookies for dessert.

I plan to go to Bunco this afternoon at the senior center if I don't drown trying to get there.

More later..

Dinner was fine. Bob brought a nice salad and we had the chocolate cupcakes for dessert. Afterward I went to Bunco. The rain had stopped. I had a good time. I got home shortly after three.

More later...

I had a good time at Bunco.....didn't win anything but still had a good time.

Later in the afternoon, Bob came over and watched TV news with me and when he left, I took my bath and Missy and I watched TV until I could keep my eyes open any longer and went to bed at 8:30.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday and Cakes and a Hairdo

I slept well last night and got up about 5:15. After breakfast for Missy and myself, I will load the cakes into the trunk of my car. At 8:20, we will head out for Independence to deliver the cakes to the First Christian Church. Then I will have my hair done. It didn't do a lot of good last week with the wind and the rain. But I simply cannot do anything with it myself.

I'll work on this later. Right now both Missy and I are hungry. So, more later....

We have had our breakfasts and I have loaded the cakes into the car trunk. When we pick up Sue's at church, I will have to put it in the floor of the back seat. The trunk is full when Bob puts his in there.

After we get the hair done, we will probably kill some time at Walmart. Big Cheese doesn't open until 11:00. I can use a few things from Walmart. We are having tuna casserole tomorrow and I will need to get some tuna...unless I run over to the Dollar General store and buy a can. It's only a half block east of my apartment.  I may do that. That is all I really "need". The rest can wait until the 10th, when I get my social security this month.

More later.....

We got the cakes delivered and my hair down an then went out to the Independence Walmart. 

I waited till we got to Walmart in Independence to buy both noodles and tuna. Then Bob and I walked around downtown Independence after that and window shopping in one neat store.  Then we went to Big Cheese and ate our pizza. He bought!

I then took him home and came back home myself. It is warming up nicely here now and I may take Missy outside..if she behaves!

Steve came and mowed and trimmed this afternoon. The lawn looks great! He said he was giving Betty on a quote to mow every ten days instead of every two weeks.

Bob came over this evening to do a load of laundry and stayed for the news and one episode of Big Bang Theory.

I will take my bath when he leaves and get myself ready for bed and then watch TV with Missy until bedtime.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday and Back to Exercise Class

I slept well again last night and got up about 5:30. Taking Zyrtec before bed seems to work well. It keeps my sinus' from draining all night and disturbing my sleep.

I will pick up Bob at 8:45 for exercise class. I will need to get some more money from the bank first for my hairdo tomorrow. I sold another book yesterday after putting a whole new list of 21 on Amazon. Now I have to get it in the mail.

I washed both the kitchen and bathroom floors again this morning.  If I wash them three times a week and keep my shoes off in the apartment maybe I can keep it clean. I also did a small load of laundry and dried it and put it away. I still have lunch to warm up and also bake my cake for tomorrow. That's about all on the agenda for today. I may bake cookies again. I will need something for Bunco on Wednesday afternoon.

More later....

I went to Utopia after exercise class and had another utopiachino.  I brought the small cup home and put it in the freezer. I ate it later..close to 5:00 this evening. After or Utopia visit, I mailed off that book I had sold on Amazon.

It's been a lovely day and Missy got to go outside a couple of times...once after lunch and once about 4:30 this afternoon.  We were out until 5:00. It was a litle chilly out there.

Lunch went well and I gave what there was left of it to Marilyn R., my neighbor.  I made my cake and Phyllis and Karan brought me theirs too. I will need to stop at the church and get the one Sue brought to church yesterday. It will be in the freezer.

That will give us five by the time Bob brings his too.

I also made cookies this afternoon. Finally I lay down with Missy this afternoon and took a short nap.

Bob may be here any time. He usually comes to watch the news here.

Tomorrow Bob and I will take the cakes to the First Christian Church in Independence for their regular Tuesday evening dinner. We will eat lunch at Big Cheese after I get my hair done. Then Wednesday we will have a tuna casserole for lunch. That includes peas too and Bob's salad. I have banana pudding and those cookies I baked today for dessert.

More later....

After Bob left at 7:00, I took my bath and lay down with Missy until 9:30 and watched TV, and then  she and I went to on bed.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday and Presiding

I slept well last night. I could barely keep my eyes open until 9:00. 

Today I preside at church. Karan will be speaking. After church we will go over to "Just Us" for lunch. The three of us just love to eat there and they always save us a table. Maybe Karan will be able to go too. If Becky doesn't come to church, she will. Becky, Karan's stepdaughter, does not like to go to "Just Us". She has a 2:00 meeting every Sunday afternoon and she feels she has to rush to make it.

I had better work on this later. Right now Missy is hungry and wants her dish filled.

Well, I got us both fed and got my paper and read it and worked the crossword puzzle too.

I put Missy up on the daybed where she wanted to lie while I checked my e-mail. 

Bob just texted me that he just got his banana bread out of the oven. He will drive today and we will pick up Phyllis too. No sense in all of us taking a car. We could pick up Karan but if Becky comes and also eats with us, we would need to come back to the church to pick up Becky's car anyhow.

So more later...I'd better go over my notes now.

O.K. Church went well. Karan had a good sermon and afterward the four of us went to "Just Us" for lunch and had a good lunch.

Afterward Bob brought us all home and I did my congregational newsletters. They are all finished now and out on the mailbox ready to be picked up by the mailman tomorrow. I will lie down now with Missy and try to get a short nap.

More later....

Well, I didn't get a nap. I was finally able to discover how I could add more books to my Amazon book sales account.  I spent the rest of the afternoon adding a lot more books.  When I had finished, I learned I had sold one of them almost immediately. I made up a label and got the book ready to mail off tomorrow. 

Bob came in at 5:00 or so to watch the news and 60 Minutes. He left at 7:00 and I took my bath and Missy and I lay on the sofa and watched TV until bedtime.