Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday and Breakfast Out

Bob will pick me up for breakfast out at 6:50 this morning. I will not cook today unless I make vegetable soup. I may do that. We never want much after a large breakfast.

I don't have a plan for today. Maybe I will get to read. I have not read much this week. I have been too busy with other things.

I did a load of laundry already this morning. Last night Missy wet on the bathmat under her litter box again.  I put the little mat under it and washed the large one with my towels and PJs. They are all in the dryer now.

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This is my older son and his wonderful wife.

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They are such a happy couple. I am so happy they found one another.  They live in Phoenix. Our family always calls him our "teddy bear". He is so loving and family oriented. They will be here for Thanksgiving this year. I am really looking forward to that.

Shortly after that, I will be flying to Florida for granddaughter Ashley's graduation on December 9th. 

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A photo of my eldest son from Egypt.

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He has taken a lot of photos on this trip.

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We had a large filling breakfast and I will only have beef vegetable soup the rest of the day. I have it in the slow cooker cooking now.  We probably won't eat until mid afternoon. We each had a scrambled egg, three pancakes and two strips of bacon for  breakfast, I am full!

Now I will read. So more later...

About 1:00 in the afternoon, we ate our vegetable beef soup.  Bob brought crackers. He had also bought the meat for the soup. After we had as much as we wanted, we took some over to Marilyn R., my neighbor. We will have it again on Monday.

I read this afternoon too and also laid down with Missy and took a nap. I also ate my other Utopiachino.

We will watch the news this evening if it is available. So often the weekend  evenings are used for sports.

Hopefully I will be able stay up until 9:00 and also be able to sleep tonight.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday and Exercises

I slept well last night. Missy woke me up after midnight and had used her litter box and wanted it cleaned up. I did that and took my thyroid med while I was up. Amazingly, I was able to get back to sleep. I slept until 6:00. I must have caught up some of the sleep I had lost earlier this week.

I got myself ready for the day and fed Missy and myself.

Today I plan to go to exercise class. That's all I have planned for today.

I will fix Chicken Parmesan for lunch with fried potatoes and a veggie. I still have Bob's salad. I will check to see if it is still fresh. It had had Saran on it for two days. It may be fine. I still have one cupcake too.

I would like to read after lunch.

This may be cinnamon roll day at Utopia. If it is, we may go for a Utopiachino and a cinnamon roll before lunch. 

Sure enough...we went to Utopia for treats before coming back home. I took Bob home and told him I would text when we would have lunch. I'm not hungry and neither is he. We all stayed and visited awhile while there.

More even later...

We had the Chicken Parmesan and fried potatoes with a veggie and a salad Bob brought. It was good and he took some home for his supper.

I went to Happy Feet and finally got my pedicure done.  That feels so good!

After I got home, the newspaper came and I read that and worked the crossword puzzle.

Shortly after that, Bob came and we watched the news and also Brooks and Shields on PBS.  After he left, I took my bath and watched Dateline until 10:00 when Missy and I went to bed.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday and Ministerial Alliance

I slept well until 3:00 this morning and then I just laid there and could not get back to sleep after that. I got up at 4:00 again.  It's 4:45 now.

I will not be cooking today. I have laundry to do, cleaning to do and the Ministerial Alliance meeting to attend at noon.  Bob is going to take Joanne to Sedan for barbecue at Buck's for lunch. I will try to get some rest this afternoon.

Joanne had to cancel. She has developed some sores in her mouth and she couldn't eat barbecue. Bob just warmed up his hamburger from yesterday.

I need to get some chicken tenders at Country Mart to cook for tomorrow's lunch. I have potatoes and veggies and one cupcake. I need to ask Leslie to bring some ground beef for me at church too. I accidentally got chicken breasts instead of chicken tenders.  Now we will have Parmesan Chicken tomorrow with fried potatoes and a veggie. I still have Bob's salad and if it is still fresh, we will have that.

I also need to renew my electronic subscription to the County Chronicle. Busy, busy, busy.

I got that subscription renewed. Then I went to buy gas and dropped by the Happy Feet but they were not open...even after 10:00. So I gave up and went by Country Mart and bought chicken and a cake mix.

Then I came on back home. I picked up all the plastic bags I had been saving and took them by Genesis. They distribute food to the poor. And then came back home again. I will change my clothes and get ready for the alliance meeting at noon.

Maybe I can find Happy Feet this afternoon.

After the alliance meeting, I just came home and laid down with Missy and took a nap.

After I woke up, the newspaper came and I read that. Scott called and we had a nice visit. It had been awhile since I had heard his voice. He says they are still planning to fly me down there for my granddaughter, Ashley's, graduation from college in December.  That's good! It's taken her awhile since she dropped out once several years ago and lost her dad's GI bill benefit. She has done well and has had to pay for her education herself this time.  Sometimes they appreciate the education more if they have to pay for it.  I don't know how long they will want me to stay this time.

Bob came and watched the news and after he left, I took my bath and watched PBS.

I plan to try to stay up until 9:00 before I go to bed.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, Exercises and Bunco

I slept somewhat better but not great last night. I woke up shortly after 1:00 and it was off and on until 4:00 AM when I gave up and just got up.

Missy had peed on the clean bathmat again. Luckily, I had washed and dried the other one. I put the peed on bathmat in the washer. I will be washing my sheets tomorrow. Hopefully she won't pee on the clean one before I can wash the other one.  I don't know what I can do to get her to stop that. It's probably her age. She is 14 and will be 15 in March.

Missy wants to go outside but it's only 5:20 now.  We will wait until it gets light.

I watched again the response of our president to the chaos in Puerto Rica. The (unmentionable) man does not have one bone of empathy in his body. He "complimented" those poor people on only losing 16 people in the hurricane.  He also went on and on about the great job FEMA had done, saying nothing about all the work the people had done. 50% of the island still has no water or food. He didn't even see them. What a dunce.

I wonder what he will say at Vegas today. Will he praise them for only losing 58?

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I didn't attend exercise class today after all.  I had a malware infection in my desktop computer and I had Cox Support work on it. I stayed home to be able to answer any questions he might have and it's good that I did. He needed my Microsoft password.

I fixed hamburgers and french fries for lunch and had cupcakes for dessert.

Then I went to game day at the senior center. I won $5.00 for having the most losses.  :)

Now I am reading the newspaper.

My eldest son is in Cairo, Egypt. He and a co-worker took a walk this evening.

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 It's pretty but it could be dangerous for an American.   

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Bob came over about 5:00 to watch the news and read the newspapers. He left a 6:30 and I took my bath and watched "Nature" on PBS with Missy. Then about 8:30, I got ready to go to bed. First I will read for awhile to get sleepy.

Missy and I want to go to bed about 9:00

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday and a Hair Day

I slept  poorly last night. I went to bed too early...8:00. I was very tired all day for some reason. I awoke after midnight and it was off and on until 3:00 when I just got up.

Missy may disturb my sleep. She lies pretty still though. She does sleep with her head on my legs.

I will pick up Bob at 8:20 and we will take the cakes to Independence. Then I will take him out to Betty's house for his visit. I will go on to the beauty shop and get my hair done.  After that, we will go eat at Great China. Then we will come back to Coffeyville and I will take him home.

I just learned this morning from the County Chronicle that Coffeyville is getting two new businesses to create jobs. One is Tyson Foods and the other is Ranew, a company that does industrial coatings and precision metal fabrications.  Ranew will hire 30 people at first. No telling how many Tyson will hire.

Missy has been peeing on the bathmat I keep under her litter box. For some reason she doesn't get completely into the litter box before she pees. Luckily, I have two old bathmats which I put under the box. I am doing a load of laundry now that includes towels and that bathmat.  I have to cut her some slack. She is very old.

After that I may just rest.

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We took the cakes to Independence and I took Bob to Betty's for his visit.  I got my hair done. then I picked up Bob and we went to Wal Mart for him to do some shopping. After that we went to Great China and had lunch. When I took him home and wrote the check for my rent and took it by the bank to pay it. Bob came over and I wrote his rent checks and he left to pay his cell phone bill.

After he went home, I laid down with Missy and had a short nap.  After I collected my mail, I baked some cookies.

President Trump praised the job FEMA has done there.  He said nothing about all the work the people there did. There are still areas that have not had any assistance yet.

Bob is here paying some bills online so I'll get back to this later...

Bob stayed until 6:30 and after he left, I took my bath and put my pjs on to lay on the sofa with Missy and  watch TV.  I watched PBS's "Finding Your Roots".

I stayed up until 9:00 in hopes of sleeping better.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday and A Massacre

I awoke at 12:30 and wasn't going to be able to get back to sleep so I took a Zzzquil to get back to sleep. I woke up next to a massacre in Las Vegas.  More then 59 people have been killed and 500 injured.  He shot himself in the room after police breached the hotel room. There were in excess of seventeen rifles in his room and two handguns.It turns out that he had 23 guns in the room and 19 at his home. Lord only knows what he had in mind.

I turned on Channel 6 but they were still doing "local" news. So I turned to NBC news to find out what was going on. ABC also was covering this news and even Fox was covering it. I don't know where CBS was. This is the worst terrorist attack in American history.

Channel 6 just offered a five minute blurb about this massacre. I am not impressed. I have been watching NBC report it all morning.  Still no CBS news.

This must have happened at 10:00 last night according to the Las Vegas sheriff.  Steven Craig Paddock was the name of the shooter. 

I am getting ready to leave in an hour to pick up Bob for exercise class.

So..more later..

I got Bob and we went to exercise class. Later I came back home and fixed dinner.  We had tuna cakes and boiled potatoes with broccoli and a salad. I had saved two cupcakes for our dessert.

After dinner I went to Independence to buy my makeup base. I also went by the driver's license place bureau but they were not open. Also, although I had most of what I needed with me, they now want our birth certificates too...why I have no idea.  I will go by Dr. Burch's office later to get a note authenticating my vision, That will keep me from having to have my eyesight checked there.

When I got home, I took Missy out for awhile. She loves to go outside. She's so old, I like to give her that treat. Bob came over at 5:00 to watch the news. He left at 6:30. I then took my bath and got ready for bed. Later Missy and I watched Antique Roadshow. At 9:00 we will go to bed. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday and Church

I slept very well last night and  didn't wake up until 4:00. Then I went to the bathroom and took my thyroid pill. Finally, I realized I had my sleep out and just got up. I had several e-mails from Richard. I answered them and then dressed and went in the kitchen to feed Missy and myself.

I have been watching the weather ever since.

It's now 7:00 and I have just been watching the weather news.

It's pitiful how little help Puerto Rico has received and what is even more pitiful is how this president has responded to their need. Until the media got wind of the problem, very little was being done. The president seem to be just obsessed with their debt.

When my Bob responded to Katrina and Rita, thousands poured into the area to help.

One reporter noted some of these concerns:

He was stunned as he walked through the darkened and humid arrivals terminal at San Juan's International Airport two days after Hurricane Maria blasted its way across Puerto Rico.

It was quiet. No military air traffic control units on the tarmac directing planeloads of aid supplies, no bustling command center sending convoys of trucks to hard-hit areas. No mountains of relief goods stacked and ready to be deployed where needed.

There were a couple of airport employees mopping the still-damp floors of the terminal, the only sign of life in the vast space.

"Where," he asked, "is the cavalry?" ''This is it," the man replied, pointing to several dozen National Guard pilots and support people, along with several dozen local and federal officials milling around the Forward Operations Base near the civilian terminal of the airport.

The reporter covered Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Haiti earthquake of 2010, among many natural disasters over the course of 30 years in journalism.

Disasters on the scale of Hurricane Maria are usually marked by the inspiring sight of thousands of military and federal emergency personnel flooding into the affected area.

Navy ships offshore, dozens of helicopters and cargo planes flying overhead, military convoys heading into affected areas with supplies and repair crews.

The only traffic on the still flooded highways that Friday consisted of civilians looking for gas, food, water or loved ones in the wake of the storm.

Twenty-thousand troops were sent into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city and surrounding areas. Thousands of foreign aid workers rushed into Haiti after the earthquake there leveled Port-Au-Prince, the capital. Within three days of that quake, the U.S. had dispatched some half-dozen ships and 5,500 soldiers and Marines.

The bottlenecks appeared to be easing by this weekend, with thousands of Puerto Ricans finally getting water and food rations, even if help was yet to reach many on the island of 3.4 million people.
Military trucks carrying water bottles and other supplies began to reach even some remote parts of Puerto Rico and federal officials insisted more gains were coming soon.

The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort has been dispatched to the island and the Trump administration has named a three-star Army general to oversee military relief efforts.

Gov. Ricard Rossello blamed some of the problems on difficulties in getting aid shipments out of seaports and airports that were knocked out of commission in the storm, and then distributing the supplies on debris-strewn streets.

As the reporter departed on Wednesday, lines of desperate people trying to leave the island clogged the sweltering airport terminal. But at least the long-awaited aid flights appeared to be landing, a sign of hope things might start getting a little better for those left behind.

Pitiful, isn't it?

What's even more pitiful is this:

The Puerto Ricans are Americans and they need help badly. Trump says getting help to Puerto Rico is difficult because, "it's on an island in the middle of the ocean."

"Not to put too fine a point on this, but Puerto Rico is in the Caribbean. The U.S. territory is not around the corner, but from Miami, it’s about 1,000 miles – roughly the distance from the White House to the president’s Floridian golf resort. Puerto Rico is obviously an island, but it’s not “in the middle” of a “very big ocean.”

This is from one of my blogger associates.

I will leave in a couple of hours for church.  After that, we will go over to Cherryvale for lunch and then I will come home to do my newsletters and later will watch 60 Minutes on the news.

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Church was good and dinner was too.

Afterward I came home and did the letters. Then I laid down with Missy and watched TV until Bob came. I think I fell asleep briefly.  We watched the rest of a football game and then watch 60 Minutes. Bob got tired and went home early.

I watched the rest of 60 Minutes and then took a bath and got ready for bed. I will go to bed at 9:00.