Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday and Oatmeal

I slept rather poorly last night. Missy must have been cold cause she snuggled up to my back and crowded me in bed. I woke up at 2:00 and went to the bathroom and took my thyroid med. I got back to sleep off and on and finally slept until 6:00. I have fed myself and her and taken her outside for awhile. She loves to go out and eat grass.

Bob says he is better today but I still didn't want to take a chance on being around him I just ate oatmeal for breakfast. 

I am not sure what to expect today.  Sometime today we are supposed to get rain and perhaps hail between 4:00 and 6:00 this evening and perhaps some even worse weather. I had intended to go over to Caney for their Mayfest but I sure don't want to get stuck in a hail storm or in an even worse storm. I may just stay home and read.

Tomorrow I will preside at church and after church, I am to meet Ed and his wife, Carol, at Sirloin Stockade at 12:30 for lunch. Then sometime Sunday, my cousin's widower, Everett, and his daughter, Tricia, are to drop by for a visit. It will be a busy day if everything works out.  

If  Bob wants, I will share this meal Rick brought me last night. I ate the corn on the cob but I am not in the habit of eating supper so I have saved the meal for lunch today.

My little potted tomato plant is finally growing. It has some blossoms on it  too. Hopefully, hail won't get it. I may move it on the carport this afternoon to protect it.

Here it is:

More later....

Also, here's a later photo of my above ground flowerbed.  I didn't take one of the other one. It looks pitiful after I took almost all the lavender out of it. This photo shows how those lilies are about to bloom  They are all budded up.  You can see the pitiful flowerbed in the background of this photo.

I did take the rest of the food Rick brought me last night over to Bob. I ate all I could of it and had put half of it in a microwave plate for Bob. He is a lot better...has no symptoms at all.  He sounds perfectly normal too. He only had this mess a week and I had it nearly two weeks...really about ten days. 

He will come by later this afternoon to read the Friday newspaper.

So more even later....

I went out to Walmart and bought a few groceries this afternoon. Later, Bob came over for awhile. It rained lightly for awhile and then the sunshine came back

We intended to watch the CBS news but they were carrying the Oklahoma weather on all three major channels.  So he went home and I turned on "The Eighties" on CNN and watched that.  I remember the eighties....they had some very good TV those years. It's a pity but those TV shows are gone forever. Now there's nothing on but nonsense....and dozens of commercials.

About 7:00 I took my shower and washed my hair and then lay down on the sofa with Missy until 9:00...when we both went to bed.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday and Lunch with Gay

I will go to exercise class this morning and then on to Cherryvale to the vet's to pick up Gays
drugs for her animals. Then I will go on to Chanute to meet Gay for lunch. Her sister, Adele, will stay with their mother while we are downtown for lunch.

I slept kind of fitfully last night.  I don't know why. Maybe I napped too long yesterday afternoon. I fell asleep watching TV with Missy.

Bob is a little better and he intends to go to exercise class today too. We will take separate cars since I am going to Chanute after the class. I think he should not be going. He may spread whatever he has to other people. He is not well yet.

My daughter just called. They are having a "family" cookout on Monday and they have invited me. There is just going to be Jeromy,  my grandson, (their son) and his wife and children and me. Cyndi and Jeff will not be there..... nor any of the extended family. I am to take baked beans. She may make homemade ice cream...I hope so. I love homemade ice cream.

Bob just called. He has decided not to go to exercise class after all. Thank goodness! No one wants that stuff.  He sounds terrible. The cough syrup did help him sleep without coughing.

More later...

After exercises, I took off for first Cherryvale to get Gay's meds for her dogs and then on to Chanute to meet her for lunch. Wouldn't you know, she bought my lunch.

We had a very good visit. I will go back next month sometime. She needs respite from her responsibilities.  Her mom will be 100 next January 8th and her husband, Tony, has lost 80 pounds with the fluid that been taken off his body and his dialysis. He doesn't even look like to Tony I know.

I got home about 3:30 and the paper came shortly after 4:00. I read that and watched the news. Later, about 8:00 I took my bath and at 9:00, Missy and I went to bed.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday and a Slow Day

I got up about 5:00 or shortly thereafter.  I dressed and got myself ready for the day and also fixed Missy her breakfast and myself mine. I don't know what I will do today. I will fix that chicken and fried potatoes for Bob's lunch and take it over to him. He said he had a good night's sleep...thanks to that cough medicine I took over to him.

Today is Thursday and there is nothing on the agenda except fixing that lunch and taking it over to Bob.

Maybe I will read and listen to the music on TV. I have that Bose sound system Scott bought for me and that TV music is as good as my Bose music system and it is in the living room and the other Bose system is in the dining room.

More later...

I cooked the chicken and also got that cough syrup renewed. I took the chicken and potatoes over to Bob and also I took the cough syrup over too. I told him to use what he needed. Then he can give what is left back to me and I will keep it until I need it again.

I lay down with Missy this afternoon and watched some TV and listened to the music.  Now I am ready to watch the CBS news.  Bob is not coming over. He thinks he is better and plans to go to exercise class tomorrow. I think that is a mistake but he has his own agency.

In a little bit, I will take my bath and put my PJs on and watch TV if I can find anything to watch.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday and Game Day

I slept pretty well last night. I did get up at 5:00AM  as usual. I got myself around for the day and also got Missy her treats and breakfast.

Bob is sick. He has what he thinks is a cold. It began just like mine did three weeks ago...with nausea and later diarrhea.  Now he just feels terrible. I will cook lunch as usual and take his over to him. He needs to stay in and away from people and get plenty of rest.  He really came down with a sore throat Monday evening and the cold yesterday and he had to go to the city commission meeting last night because they were voting on putting him on the senior citizen board. He has a two year term now. He felt so bad that he left the meeting early.

I guess I will go to exercise class this morning. Later I will go to game day at the senior center .after lunch. I want to vacuum a couple of rooms here this morning. It will probably be the dining room and the living room. Carmen sleeps later and there is no sense disturbing her by doing the den and my bedroom that early. She and Rick live in the apartment behind me.  He has a job and he takes the car  to work but they only have the one car so she sleeps late.

I have nothing on the agenda for tomorrow. Friday I will meet my friend, Gay, for lunch.

I have no plan for Saturday either. But Sunday, I will go to church school and church and I preside that day. After church I will meet Ed and his wife, Carol, at Sirloin Stockade at 12:30 for lunch.   They are here for the Memorial Day weekend. Sometime that afternoon, my cousin's husband, Everett, and his daughter, Tricia, will come over to visit me. Depending on how Bob is feeling by then and doing by then, he may come over for the visit too. Everett's wife, Pat, was my sister's cousin too. She passed away several years ago.

More later....

I ended up vacuuming the entire apartment and did some extensive dusting and rearranging the files in the den. 

Then I went on to exercise class. Afterward I asked Marilyn L. if she would like to go somewhere for lunch. She agreed and I suggested Big Cheese in Independence. So I went out to Woodshed and filled up with gas and then picked her up at 11:00 and we drove to Independence again for lunch. We really enjoyed ourselves and I took her out to Quality Motors where she had a new battery put in her remote door opener.  They did that for free since she bought her car there.

Then we came back home and I dropped her off at home and went on to game day. The four of us  had a good time with that too. Marilyn didn't go. She needs a nap in the afternoon.

After game day, I came back home. I took the leftover pizza to Bob and also that cough medicine I used when I had that cough. I also took him the Reporter to read.

Needless to say I was very tired. I took my bath early and lay down with Missy to watch "Nature" on PBS. She loves that show and she lays next to me on the sofa and stays eyes glued to the screen.

I fell asleep for awhile and about 9:00 went to bed. She soon followed me.  She's sleeping behind me on the daybed now.

I called and tried to get Dr. Gillis to renew it for me but I doubt he would since it has codeine in it. He likes to see his patients before prescribing anything for them....ah, the mighty dollar!  I only go to the doctor twice a year and then only to have my thyroid med dosage checked out out. I am seldom sick. Even when I am sick, it has to be very bad before I go to the doctor. I don't have much confidence in them. They have been wrong too many times in my experience.

More later...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday and Hairdo Day

I got up about 5:00 as usual. I am to go to Independence this morning and get my hair done. On the way back, I will stop at our church and put the towels I washed in the drawer and remake the baby bed in the nursery. I washed the sheet on the baby bed.

At 10:30 until 12:30, I will act as an escort at the Red Cross bloodmobile. Some folks get very weak after giving blood.  I will catch something to eat after that.  Bob plans to go to Independence by himself this morning and visit his sister, Betty. Perhaps they will have lunch somewhere.

We will have chicken tomorrow. I have it thawing in the frig. I have some potatoes I will fry to serve with it. Also, I will put a veggie with it. I still have pudding in the frig that we can have for dessert.

Now I need to remake my bed. So more later....

I got back to Coffeyville at 9:30 and remade my bed then hurried up to the Baptist Church for the stint of escort at the Red Cross bloodmobile.  After that, I stopped at Dairy Queen in Independence and quickly had a blizzard before going over to Juanita's to balance her checkbook. I also wrote a couple of checks for her. I got home at 3:30 and lay down for a little while. I talked to Bob. He has developed a terrible cold and is miserable.  I will fix the chicken and take his to him tomorrow. I will fry those potatoes too and take them over.  He may have a salad.

Finally the paper came and I read it. I will take it to Bob tomorrow so he can read it.  He is to go to the Commission meeting this evening to speak for why he wants to be on the board of the Senior Center. I hope they do that first so he can leave to get back to his apartment.

I will watch TV for awhile and then go to bed.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday and Exercises

I will pick up Bob for exercise class today.  He has been driving most days.

After I got myself around for the day, I took Missy out on the patio for awhile. All of a sudden and small yappy dog came running up the sidewalk after her and she scatted around the building to the carport door. I didn't know she could still run that fast. When I got around there, she wanted back in the apartment.

 It is dreary and overcast today after a lovely sunshiny day yesterday. We have a chance of scattered showers today.

I will go to exercise class and afterward, clean the bathroom and kitchen. Then I will start lunch. We will have tuna croquettes and fried potatoes as well as a veggie. ...probably green beans.  Bob will bring a salad.  I still have cookies, cupcakes and puddings for dessert.  Surely one will work. This afternoon I will need to get some groceries and will go out to Walmart.

Tomorrow I will go to Independence to get my hair done and then come back home to work at the bloodmobile from 10:30 until 12:30.  Then Bob and I will go somewhere for lunch...probably Sirloin Stockade.

Juanita probably has her bank statement by now but I will need to go up there to balance her checkbook another day.  The bloodmobile is scheduled for tomorrow.  Then tomorrow afternoon I will vacuum two rooms and do my laundry.  It will be a busy day.

More later.....

I have my laundry in the dryer now. We had our dinner and it turned out fine. We had the rest of the cupcakes for dessert.  I sent the leftovers home with Bob.  he can eat them for his supper if he wants.
I will do the bathroom and kitchen floors and then lay down for awhile. I just got back from Walmart. I spent almost $30.00 on just 7 things on my list.  It's terrible the cost of groceries anymore.

More even later..

This is the bird I saw on my bird feeder on Saturday. I couldn't find it in my bird book but I found it online It' s a ruby crowned kinglet.

Isn't it cute? I had never seen one here before.

More later...

 Bob left just after 6:00.  Missy and I watched TV for awhile and then I went to bed about 9:30

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday and Church and Living the Questions Group

I slept well again last night. I took my Zrytec before bed and that helps me sleep by drying up my sinus drainage.

I got up at 5:00 AM or shortly after, fed Missy and myself and read the newspaper. Then I worked the crossword puzzle and came into the den and checked my e-mail.  I got my bill from Goody's and scheduled it to be paid. It wasn't much. It was for my latest pair of shoes...the Sketchers.  They were on sale so I had bought them.

I will go to church this morning and afterward, Bob and I plan to go to The Railroad Inn for lunch. That is an Italian restaurant. I know it doesn't sound like it but it is. It has been a long time since we've been there for lunch. I will call later and try to make a reservation.  They may be very busy.

Tonight we will have supper and Living the Questions group at Marilyn's. She likes to hold her class at 6:00 and have us all over for dinner first. I will fix my baked beans this afternoon.    

Now. I had better take Missy out for awhile on the patio. She has waited patiently for that.

Back later...

There were 19 at church. Several were away for graduation services. But my new neighbors, Rock and Carmen were there. Everyone welcomed them too.  Rick had sent me over a burrito filled with eggs for breakfast and I ate it before we left for Church School.

After church, Bob and I invited them to come to lunch with us but they had other plans so they took a rain check.  Bob and I went over to Just Us ourselves. Both Phyllis and Karan were out of town for graduation services.

After I got home I did my congregational newsletters.

Betty had had Steve mow the yard and it looked really nice.  I am so glad she has decided to have the lawn mowed every week. It will look so much nicer all the time.

More later...

I got my baked beans baked for tonight's dinner at Marilyn's house.  I just heard from Mona. They moved on Thursday. They have been unpacking ever since and she is exhausted.  She doesn't think they will make tonight's meeting. I had a text earlier that Karan won't make it either. It was 3:25 and she was still at the graduation. I imagine she will come back home in the morning. That's a long trip after dark and she is by herself.

I will pick up Gary at 5:40. He doesn't have a car and I always pick him up.

I picked up Gary at 5:40 and we went to the group meeting.  There were ten of us there. Two were new. They were John and Wendy. 

We didn't enjoy the new DVD as much as we thought. It was strictly a lecture. But it is something new.  Gary didn't enjoy it as much as he hoped. He prefers the variety of speakers sharing like the Saving Jesus DVD and the Living the Questions DVD.  I have to agree with him. But the fellowship afterward is very good. We stayed until 9:00 and then I took Gary home and came home myself. I took my bath and went to bed at almost 9:30...late for me.