Saturday, March 3, 2018

Saturday and Breakfast Out

I lay down to watch another episode of  Ken Burns' America" series from American Experience last night at 7:00 and saw about five minutes of it before I woke up at 10:30.  Then I went on to bed and Missy soon followed me in.

I had a very big day.I had a great visit with my friend, Nancy, and she had me stay until Brooks and Shields was over on PBS' news hour. When I left it was dark. She wanted me to stay the night since it was after dark and very black out but I knew I had Missy waiting for me to come home and give her her treats. So I carefully drove home.It's only about 17 miles.

I actually slept through the night.last night! Amazing!

Now it's time to go pick up Bob for breakfast. I will get back to this later....

I got Bob and we had breakfast at Eggberts. We shared stories of our last week.

I will attend the KGGF Farm and Home Show being held at Nellis Hall at the college. It will be something different to do.

So I will get  the crossword puzzles from Thursday and Friday done before I get ready to go.

I picked up Bob for breakfast and we both had omelets this time. That was good too for a change.

Then I came home and did some laundry before going to the Farm and Home show. I believe it was the largest Farm  and Home show they had ever had. Of course, I didn't really need anything they sold or showed since I am living in an apartment anymore.

I went out to the Woodshed at South Coffeyville and filled up my tank with gas too.

More later...

I played solitaire  for a while and looked over the movies I can watch this eveing. I think I will just stay with the series I have been watching. It's not even 4:00 yet. Missy is asleep on the sofa right now. She sleeps most of her life away. In another hour I will turn on the CBS news. Then this evening I will watch the Amazon Ken Burns program until bedtime.

More later....

Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday and Lunch with a Friend

I slept poorly last night. I awoke at 3:00 and never did get back to sleep. Finally about 4:00 something, I just got up. I dressed for the day and fed Missy and gave her some water. I also fed myself. Then I went to pay my rent. After that I went to exercise class. Several of us went to Utopia after exercise class. I had a cinnamon roll and a Utopiachina.  That was very good as usual.

Later after seeing to Missy, I drove over to Caney to meet Nancy for lunch. Lunch drug on for a couple of hours and about 3:30 we finally went over to her house to finish our long visit. She wanted me to stay and even asked me if I would like to stay the night. But I knew I would have to get back to Missy. She had already missed her treats.

But Nancy and I really caught up with a lot of our history. I worked with Nancy at Blackledge Furniture Store. Her mother and stepfather owned the store. She sold furniture and I managed the gift shop.  We were good friends. Nancy has been diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease. She doesn't seem any more forgetful then I am.  She has stopped taking her meds for it. They had too many side effects,

I got home about 7:30 or 8:00 and took my bath after reading the newspapers. It was almost too late to watch a movie. I had lost too much sleep time last night and I don't know whether I can stay awake long enough to lay down on the sofa with Missy. I may just go on to bed and she will join me there in a little while.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday and Cleaning Day

I slept well last night and got up shortly before 5:00 AM. I have dressed, eaten and fed Missy. I have even read the County Chronicle online newspaper and forwarded it on to family and friends.

This morning I will clean the apartment and wash both the kitchen and bathroom floors. Then after I have my lunch, I will go back to Independence and pick up Juanita for her appointment with the heart doctor in Bartlesville. They check her pacemaker twice a year. After her appointment, we will stop by the Sonic in Dewey and we will buy a milkshake. We do that after each of her Bartlesville appointments.

It is supposed to be a very nice day by this afternoon.

So, more later....

I have washed the kitchen and bathroom floors and vacuumed every room except my bedroom. Missy is asleep in there on my bed. I won't disturb her. I left the vacuum sweeper out and will do that room  when she is awake and out of the bedroom. It's only 7:40 and all I left left to do except my bedroom is the dusting. I dusted well last week so I may not have too much of that to do this week. I'll check it out.

So, more even later...

I did get my bedroom vacuumed later...after Missy came out of the bedroom. A little later, I took her outside for awhile. Poor thing...she misses getting to go outside. We have so many stray cats in this neighborhood that  I can't let her out alone even on nice days.  She would be hurt. She will be 15 this month.

About my blog...

As far back as the record of my blog goes is to March 31st 2008. But reading it, it is apparent that it had been going on longer that that.  I don't know why I can't access any older of my blog entries. Maybe that was before google had it. Anyhow, I am sure it is older then that.

I left at 12:45 for Independence to pick up Juanita to take her to the heart doctor in Bartlesville. That is a big deal because she is blind.  She needs help and a wheel chair to go just about anywhere. It took an hour altogether just to get into the room where they check her pacemaker. We stopped at Dewey on our way out of town at Sonic and bought a banana milkshake. She was exhausted at the end of the day and I was pretty tired myself. I had cleaned the apartment and gone to Walmart for cranberry/ apple juice and a coffeecake mix before I left to pick her up.

I got home from Independence after taking Juanita home and fed Missy her treats and put our used cups in the trash. In another hour I will take my bath and watch TV on Amazon Prime.

More later again.

I watched some more of Ken Burns' "America" series from PBS. This time it was about Huey Long, Louisana's notorious governor/senator back in the 20's and 30's.  It was before my time so I found it interesting.

I did get ready to go to bed about 8:50. I was very tired after my huge day.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday and an Eye Appointment

I slept pretty well last night. I awoke about 12:00 midnight to go to the bathroom and later, about 3:00, the alarm on my phone went off. Why it went off at 3:00 in the morning to tell me about the Lenten Luncheons starting today at noon, is beyond me. Needless to say, I deleted it.

I did get back to sleep...amazingly! I woke up at my usual 5:00 AM and got up and dressed and got ready for my day. I have an 8:00 appointment with my optometrist in Caney. It is raining out there now. I hope it clears up before I have to drive to Caney...20 miles away. I will miss exercises again today. I missed Monday because of my sore rotater cuff. We do a lot of arm rotations and those have aggravated an old injury from the 80's.

I have my chicken breasts in the slow cooker with cream of chicken soup mixed with cream of celery soup poured over them. Later...about 30 minutes before serving it, I will add some sour cream. I will fix some broccoli to eat with it.  I will eat one serving tomorrow and save the other one for Friday. I am trying to use up the meat I have in the frig since I am no longer cooking meals. I have some chicken tenders too. Later I will use those. I also have some ground beef and some beef patties. Then I have some meat I use when I make soup.  I will get that stuff used up and then just eat those single meals I can get at Walmart. 

Tomorrow afternoon I am to take Juanita to her doctor's appointment in Bartlesville.  I hope it is not raining then.

More later...

I went over to Caney for my appointment and it was thick fog and misty rain all the way over there. I did find out what the problem was with my eyes....dry eyes. I got some meds for that and that should take care of my problem.

When I got home I went to the Lenten luncheon at the First Baptist Church.   The lunch was goulash and jello and cake for dessert.  It was o.k and for a three dollar lunch I couldn't complain.

Afterward I came home and read all afternoon and played solitaire on the computer. Tomorrow I will eat one of my chicken breasts. They look like they turned out fine. I will save one of them for another lunch. I will take Juanita to Bartlesville after lunch to get her pacemaker checked out.

Afterward, we will get a milk shake.  That's our regular treat.

This evening I will take my bath and put my pjs on and see what I will watch next on Amazon Prime this evening.

About 9:00 Missy and I will go to bed.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday and Hair Day

I slept pretty well last night. I awoke about midnight and again about 3:00 AM but I generally got back to sleep but finally got up shortly before 4:00 and dressed and got ready for the day. Missy was restless and that disturbed my sleep. She probably hurt...poor old thing.

I will go to Independence this morning to get my hair done and afterward will go out to Juanita's to visit with her a bit. She called yesterday using her cleaning lady's cell phone. Her own phone has died. I don't know what she will do now. Without a phone and being blind, she is really isolated now.

I don't know whether Bob will go or not. He could visit with Betty, his 93 year old sister. And he may want to eat at Big Cheese. I will text him later. It's only 6:00 AM now.

I have had my oatmeal and a biscuit and coffee and Chia and juice and have fed Missy too.

More later....

I took Bob with me to visit his sister, Betty, while I had my hair down and went over to Juanita's to help her with her bank statement and have a visit. 

By the way, how many of us are aware of these facts?

Fact # 1: Marco Rubio, senator from Florida, voted against banning assault weapons and has received $3,303,355 from the NRA and holds a A+ rating in backing NRA over the years.

Fact #2: President Trump received $21,000,000 from NRA for his presidential campaign.

Fact # 3: Senator Rob Portman of Ohio received $3,061,941 from NRA.

Fact # 4: The Republican Party headquarters received $17,385,437 from NRA in the 2015-1016 election cycle alone.

Fact # 5: Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa received $3,124,273 from NRA.

Fact # 6: Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina received $4,418,012 from NRA.
I think we "thinking citizens" need to be aware of these facts.

Citizens United is a horrible law designed to conceal the identity of individuals and corporations funding politicians to gain some type of advantage.

I see a huge problem that's been growing in the evangelical christian community for about the last 30 years. A big percentage of white evangelicals have abandoned biblical principles for conservative political ideology.

More of us need to be aware of these things, especially as the mid term elections approach..

More later....

After I got home, I read again and later after 6:00 I took my bath and laid down with Missy to watch Ken Burns' "America". I watched the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and also the Statue of Liberty. Both programs were interesting.

I also had a bowl of ice cream.

At nearly 9:00, Missy and I went to bed.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday and a Vision Problem

I slept well last night and didn't get up until almost 6:00. Then I spent the next couple of hours trying to find an error in my checkbook. I never did find it.

I am having a vision problem. I cannot read without cheaters. I called Dr. Burch's office this morning to get an appointment to see if it's my eyes or my contacts. The contacts are new and the prescription is correct according to Kyle.. So it may be my eyes.

I will know on Wednesday. I have an 8:00 appointment.

I missed exercise class this morning while trying to find the error in my checkbook.

It's  pretty out today. I may go to Bartlesville just to get out of town. The only place I have been lately  is to Chanute for that funeral on Saturday and to Independence last Tuesday to deliver the cakes and get my hair done..

More later...

I found this photo on my facebook page and since I don;t have a recent photo of my daughter, I thought I would save it.

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It just shows part of her face but what I can see is really neat. She's a neat woman.

And this a photo of the crib notes Trump needed to even know how to express sympathy.

Pitiful, isn't it?

I worked half a day trying to reconcile my checkbook I finally got it done.

The doctor's office called in Kansas City while I was getting my pedicure to change my  surgery date from March 27th to March 20th.

That will work.

I also got a Wednesday morning at 8:00 appointment with Dr. Burch about my eyes. I'm having a time reading with this new contact. I don't know whether it's my eyes or the new contact. But I should know on Wednesday.

Thursday, I take Juanita to the doctor in Bartlesville. It will be a busy week. I get my hair done tomorrow.

The anesthesia office called me this afternoon and they wanted us to come back up for them to interview me. I explained that we were hours away and Dr. P's office said we could do that on the telephone. So she asked me a series of questions over the phone. She will send me a hard copy of our interview.

Missy and I watched another segment of the presidency of John Kennedy and about 8:45, we went to bed.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday and Another Busy Day

I got up about 4:30 this morning. I slept pretty well. I never get through the night without waking up at least once. My bladder problem is getting worse. Now the bladder problem is affecting the bowel as well. I will be glad to get the surgery over with next month and I hope that takes care of that problem too.

My Echo stopped working again yesterday and Leslie got hold of Amazon Customer Service. In the meanwhile, I unplugged it and re-plugged it in three times and tried about three times to reach the Alexa but it didn't work. I waited about twenty minutes before trying once again to reach Alexa. After all that time, it worked again. It was still working this morning and turned on my lamp just fine.They want me to re-set the Echo and reconnect it with my app again to my wifi. If that continues to happen, I will do that. I printed off the instructions and will keep them.

I have my coffeecake finished and iced and am ready for church.  I have an hour but I am glad I got the bulletins printed off yesterday morning and also the church school material. That is just one less thing to do. Now I need to get the presider material out of the car and go over it for today's service. My friend, Bill, is the speaker.

I will pick up Phyllis and Bob A. at 9:00. It is my turn to drive. 

We probably will eat at "Just Us" at noon. Then when I get home, I will do the newsletters and get those in the mail.

Then I will be finished with my chores for today and can relax.. I want to watch 60 Minutes at 6:00. Then try to find another good movie on Amazon for this evening. If I can't, I will go back to Amazon's American Experience and watch another of those biographies.

More later....

We did eat at "Just Us" and then I took both Bob A. and Phyllis home afterward.

I came home and started working on the newsletter. I could not get the printer to work no matter what I did. I finally contacted Cox service and they deleted the printer and re-installed it and  it is working fine now. It's almost 4:00 and I have been messing with all this ever since I got home from "Just Us".

I have contacted Keith and if possible, I would like him to fix this notebook so it can print from the living room again. It really never worked very long after he fixed it that way the last time. It kept looking for a different printer.

More later...

 Bob dropped by. The fire department was over at his apartment building and he just left there and dropped by here. Joanne had her daughter there at her home with her and will call him when she takes her daughter home.

She called about 45 minutes later and he left to go over there. I gave him the magazines I had accumulated.

More even later .......

I read all evening until time to  watch the next episode of John Kennedy's life story on Amazon Prime. Then I took my bath and Missy and I laid on the sofa until 9:00 and watched the program and then went to bed.