Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday and My Birthday

I slept well again last night.

I got up about 4:30 and got myself dressed and ready for the day. I had my oatmeal for breakfast and fed the animals and after that, I watched the movie about the McDonald's restaurant.

I don't know what the day will bring. Scott went out awhile ago and ran. He's back now and has talked to Ginger on the phone.

More later....

For my birthday, we went into Jacksonville and  shopped...rather, Scott shopped. He also bought us some gourmet coffee at a coffee shop.

We walked around several blocks and enjoyed the beautiful day. 

We got back to the house and had chili for dinner later in the afternoon.  Then at 8:00, we watched the Ohio State/Wisconsin football game. Ohio State just scraped by and won. We stayed up until after midnight to see the end. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday and House Cleaning Day

I slept really well last night again. Scott must have awaken early and had his coffee and gone on to work so he can get off early. I checked and his car was gone. I dressed and got myself ready for the day. 

I have had my oatmeal and coffee and am now brewing my Chai. I have let Eddy, the cat, and Chloe, the dog, out to do their things. They are both very nice well behaved animals.  Chloe is lying here nearby watching me type on the computer.

The cleaning lady will be here today. She comes from St. Simons island. She is well paid for her trip. Ginger has had her for years. When she moved here from St. Simons island, she convinced the cleaning lady to come all this way to clean for her.

Tomorrow is my 82nd birthday. 

I will read my book after I watch the news on TV. It's almost 6:00 now.

More later......

I read while the sun shined out on the porch. The cleaning ladies (the regular and her niece) cleaned while I was outside.

They did a great job with the cleaning. The house shines!

Then Scott came home about 11:30 and he took me to a great Mexican restaurant for lunch. We both brought some home. They always serve more then anyone can eat.

More later...

We watched movies all afternoon and evening. We also had a bowl of ice cream and polished that off.

We both went to bed at 9:00. Exhausted.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday at Yulee

I slept like a log last night. It was the best night's sleep I've had in weeks. Of course I was exhausted and that usually helps. And it was a great bed too.

The flight went well and that was a great help.

I got up at my usual 5:00 AM and Scott was up and ready to leave for work. He lined me out on what I could do all day until he got home from work. The animals are here...Eddy and I forget the dog's name right now. It will come to me later.

I hooked up one of my old mice to this notebook and that navigates better. The letters on the keys are not bright so I have to have good light on the keyboard.

I will putter today...put away the dishes in the dishwasher and make my bed, dress, and get myself ready for the day.They buy those pre-planned meals and Scott wants me to try to get dinner together this afternoon. He will be here after 2:00 or 2:30 since he went in at 5:30.

I have read the Chronicle and forwarded it on to everyone except Marilyn. I forgot to enter her e-mail address into the address book.

More later....I'd better get dressed and put away the dishes in the dishwasher. I have chores to do....even here..

O.k. I have myself ready for the day and found something for breakfast. I have put away the dishes and fed Eddy. I even let Chloe out to pee. Then she expects a treat for doing that.

More even later....

I let Chloe out again and she defecated. She had a time with that...trying over and over again and finally succeeded. Maybe they don't let her out often enough and she gets constipated. Anyhow, she's a very nice dog.

 I got the television on and saw the news and now the weather.

I have been looking over these meals they get every week. They are more involved then Scott led me to believe especially since I don't know where everything is in this kitchen. I am looking at the Dosa Lettuce Wraps now with spiced chickpeas and Mango Chutney. I am a plain cook and this exotic stuff seems difficult to me. For one thing, I don't know that I have ever had chickpeas or even what "chutney" is. :)

I do know how to do "red bliss potatoes" so I may struggle through this recipe.

More even later...

Scott came home early once his boss learned I was here.

He wanted to get some soup for his lunch and I wanted some oatmeal. So, the first thing we did was into town to the market.  His market sell homemade soup. He ended up buying $61.00 worth of groceries.

We worked together to make that supper. It is one of those meals they send all the ingredients and instructions on how to put it together and you make it up....interesting! They pay $73. a week for three meals. It's all vegetarian and very healthy.

He took a shower and I took a bath and we watched a series on the way the United States was built....very interesting. He just went to bed at 7:30. I will stay up and read for awhile. If I went to bed now, I would be up st 2:00 AM.

So more tomorrow.....goodnight!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday and My Flight

I slept until 1:30 and then woke up and could not get back to sleep. I finally just got up at 2:30 and got ready for the day, fed Missy and myself and finished packing.  I will probably be exhausted by evening. For some reason I am extremely apprehensive about my flight.  It's probably because I have an e-ticket and I have never had one before. I don't know whether they will accept that at the airport.

I did finish packing. I put the new notebook computer in my large bag inside the computer bag. I hope the airport doesn't lose my big bag with nearly everything I am taking. ...including that new notebook computer. And I hope it doesn't get broken while  traveling in that bag. I always remember when the airline lost Jerod's bag with all his Coast Guard uniforms in it.

I laid down with Missy and caught a short nap after I finished my last minute packing. It's 8:05 now and John, my son in law will be picking me up at 9:00 for the trip to Tulsa. 

More later...after I arrive in Yulee.

Everything went smoothly. Thank goodness!!

I got in about 6:20 and found my luggage just fine. We ate lunch at a steak house and I had a large chicken salad with everything in it.  We had a great visit too. I have everything hung up and put away and the notebook made the trip in my suitcase just fine. I brought a mouse and that makes it easier to navigate.. I sent the Chronicle on to everyone except Marilyn Rutledge and I forgot to put her address in the address book.

I am exhausted and want to take a bath and go to bed.

So more tomorrow after Scott goes to work.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday and Hair Day

I slept pretty well last night. I did wake up once but got right back to sleep in awhile and slept until 5:30 or so.

I got up and fed myself and Missy. I checked the bank again and Blue Cross/Blue Shield had been taken out for the month. Next month it will be even higher. 

I have the news on now. I took the new notebook into the den to put some e-mail addresses from the desktop into it's address book.   I will be leaving at 8:15 to pick up Bob to take him with me to Independence. I will drop him off at his sister Betty's home and go on to my hair appointment. After that is finished, I will go to Juanita's to balance her checkbook and then pick up Bob and go go deliver the cakes at the First Christian Church and then go to eat lunch at Big Cheese. He has a dental appointment at 2:00 so we will come on back home. It'[s busy day. This afternoon I will pack for tomorrow's flight.

I need to go load the cakes into the trunk of my car now. So...more later... 

I took Bob to his sister's first and then went to deliver the cakes and last of all went to get my hair cut and done. I will get it finished when I get home. I get home on the 10th of December and my appointment is the 12th of December.  

I have cleaned the floors and vacuumed everything but the living room. Missy hates the vacuum and she is in there on the sofa trying to sleep. When she is out of there, I will vacuum the living room.

I have packed nearly everything. I will finish in the morning when I have my makeup in there, my shampoo, hair dryer and curling iron, my glasses, my pjs, and my meds. Also need to put the charger for my notebook and the notebook too, my cell phone charger and  Kindle and it's charger, contact cleaner, toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. I will wear the hearing aid, contacts and jacket. So, as you see, I am not quite done until morning. 

But more later...

Bob lost a filling last night...or broke a tooth. He is going to the dentist at 2:00 to see what needs to be done. He will check back with me afterward. 

So more even later...

I got the apartment mopped and vacuumed.  The laundry is being done too. It's in the dryer. 

So, more even's 2:27 now.

Bob needs a lot of maintenance work done. We discussed the options. He still has to make a decision.

In the meantime, we went out to church and printed off next Sunday's bulletin.

When we got that finished, he came on in to watch the news. I gave him the rest of the Waldorf salad to eat.

After we watched the news, he left. Then I took my bath and put my pjs on and watched TV until 9:00. Then Missy and I went on to bed. I will need to finish packing in the morning with the last minute things.

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Disturbing Night

answer it.I was sleeping well again until Missy came in and gave that tiny" Mew" that she does when there's a problem. Sure enough, she had wet on the bathmat under her litter box again. Now both mats are wet. In the morning, I will put them both in the washer and do what little laundry I have to do with them.
Bob will have to contend with that when he comes over to feed her and empty the "stuff" out of the litter box while I am gone. In the meanwhile, I was never able to get back to sleep for thinking about whether the new notebook was going to work for my banking. Sure enough, I got up and came in and rebooted it and signed on to it. But I could not access the bank but it was because it was temporarily "unavailable" so I will try again in the morning. I need to be able to pay my bills online while I am in Florida. I leave Wednesday. John is going to come to take me to the airport. I have left a check for Bob to take to the drive through on the first of December.

I hope to get some more sleep but I imagine the sleep is all gone now.

More the morning. It's 3:00 AM now. I will go back to bed and try to get some sleep.

How about that! I got back to sleep and slept until 6:00. Now I will get dressed and feed myself and Missy.

Well, our breakfasts are over and we even made a small trip outside. It's too cold for Missy though. And David's son pulled in across the street and she doesn't like anything strange going on while she's out there. So...we came back in. It's 46 degrees out there right now.

I tried the bank again with my new notebook and it went right in fine. So..I feel a lot better about taking it with me.

Missy wanted up on the daybed while I am doing my blog so she is watching me at should height....and taking her morning bath.

I have the bathmats...both of the dryer right now.  They won't stay clean. Missy has just begun wetting on them on a regular basis anymore. It's her age, I'm sure. She's never done that before but she is going to be 15 years old in March.

I will go on to exercise class this morning. I missed both Wednesday and Friday last week. I have to be home between 1:00 and 3:00 this afternoon for the Fed X pickup of the Cox DVR.

More later...

It's 3:25 and I finally just called Fed X. They say the pickup will be tomorrow instead of today. I will be in Independence until 12:00 tomorrow. After I get my hair done and cut I will go over to Juanita's and balance her checkbook.  Then pick up Bob at Betty's and we will go eat at Big Cheese. I will leave the package out where they can find it. They say I don't need to be home to get it picked up. Maybe I will be home before they come. Bob has a dental appointment at 2:00 so we need to be back by then.

I will pack tomorrow afternoon for my trip. John will take me to Tulsa to catch my plane. He will pick me up at 9:00 in the morning on Wednesday.  The plane doesn't leave until 12:30 but I am supposed to be there two hours early. It's 72 miles to Tulsa.

I still don't have Phyllis' cake. I have called three times to tell her that I am now home...always was. I just can't always get my phone to answer. I have been over to US Cellular once already about how difficult it is to get the phone so I can answer it.

I finally got Phyllis's cake. She had been out of town all day but she brought it right over when I called.

Bob came over shortly after 5:00 to watch the Tulsa news and the CBS news. When he left, I took my bath and put my PJs on and laid on the sofa with Missy and watched a movie. At 9:00 Missy and I both went to bed.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday and Church

I slept well again last night on that daybed trundle.

I got up close to 5:00 which is my usual time. I dressed, put away the bed and got myself ready for church before feeding Missy and myself. Then I went out to get the newspaper and put Russell's on their mailbox near their front door. I worked the crossword puzzle after feeding myself and Missy.

I talked to Betty, my landlady, last evening. Curtis never did come back to fix the antenna and wouldn't even answer his phone so she fired him. She says she needs someone for maintenance that she can depend on. She also said she was not going to pay him since he just laid that antenna over two old telephone wire and a cable wire. I am getting three channels on TV and also my Amazon selection. I can live with that since most TV is so terrible. She is to send her grandson over this afternoon after 1:00 to mount that antenna on the pole Keith bought and attach it with the bracket he bought to either a ceiling rafter or a floor stud...whichever works best.  That will enable the antenna to turn and I may be able to receive more channels.

I am presiding at church this morning. Bill is the speaker. After church Phyllis and Bob and I will probably go to "Just Us" for lunch. Then I will come home and do my newsletters and wait for Betty's grandson.

More later...

After church seven of us went to "Just Us" for lunch at Cherryvale. I got home just in time to see Betty and her grandson waiting for me to come in. We ran into road construction south of the Independence turnoff to go to 160 and that held us up for awhile while they allowed only one lane of traffic by at a time.. 

Betty and her grandson worked all afternoon to get that antenna mounted on a pole and hanging from the rafters. We ran it several times but could not pick up any more channels then we originally had. So I am satisfied that I am saving almost $60 a month now that I have eliminated the cable. I have all that Amazon offers their Prime customers for entertainment as well. It is picked up with my router.

Anyhow, I finally got my church newsletters finished and sent later in the day. Then I went out with the blower and blew off the leaves that were all over both carports. I know they will be back as soon as the wind blows again but at least temporarily it has been cleaned off.   I was visiting with Wayne when Bob came to watch the CBS news.

Bob  stayed until after the CBS news and then left after 60 Minutes.

After he left, I took  my bath and Missy and I lay on the sofa and watched TV for awhile before going to bed at 9:00.