Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday and April Snow

It snowed some last night! Here it is April 7th and we have a light sprinkling of snow and a temperature of 26 degrees. I don't know whether Bob and I will meet for breakfast or just stay home and stay in. I have texted him but he may not be out of bed yet. It's not quite 6:00 yet.

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I finally heard from him.

He wanted to just stay home and stay in so I just fixed my usual bowl of oatmeal. and had my cranberry grape juice and coffee and Chai Latte.

I have been watching the news and reading. Now I am listening to Kenny Rogers music on Alexa. I am bored and would like to go to Joplin or Owasso to eat lunch at Olive Garden but with a sprinkling of snow on the ground I probably won't.  Besides I will eating out in Independence, Missouri,  at Ophelias tomorrow. That will be expensive.  It's only 9:15 now. It will be a long boring day.

I should work on my files in my file cabinet. I have shredded some of them but that's been a couple of weeks ago.

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I shredded some more of the old files in my file cabinet. I still could do a lot more but at least I have made some progress. It's nearly 11:00 now and I should decide what I will have for lunch. I will eat in another 45 minutes or so. I had a frozen pot pie yesterday but I have plenty of different frozen meals to choose from.

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Crossroads Coffeyville
This is our church's congregational home at Crossroads Community of Christ.

The Mission Center President just called our pastor to say tomorrow's worship service for our mission center has been cancelled in Independence, Missouri. The forecast there is for freezing rain, sleet and snow tomorrow. So we are making plans to have our services locally after all.  Leslie and Melissa will be in charge.

This is the sanctuary with the new carpet and chairs.

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I looked for another movie for tonight but couldn't find anything I thought would be interesting. I want to see the movie "Camelot" again but all they have available at Amazon is the stage show. I want to see the movie.

I ended up watching  African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart. It was old but still entertaining. I took my shower before putting it on and put my PJs on so Missy and I would be able to go straight to bed at 9:00 when the movie was over..

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday and Cold Weather

I slept well last night. I did wake up at 2:00 as usual but after cleaning up the litter box and taking my med, I got back to sleep until 4:00. I got up shortly after that.

Keith called last evening twice. He is home from Africa now.  He was appalled at the poverty there. We had a nice visit though. He is so good about calling. We always called him our family's "teddy bear".  He is very loving.

A thunderstorm is supposed to move in today. It will also be colder. I am glad I got some of the eaves cleaned up yesterday. I took the blower around to the east side and blew the leaves away from the back door and the hose box.

I don't have anything planned for today. It will be cold and wet so I will stay home and stay in. Maybe I can continue cleaning out my files. 

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I did go to Utopia and meet with my friends this morning. I also went back out to Walmart to get a couple of things I forgot yesterday.  I also bought gas today. We are forecast for sleet, snow or light hail tonight. It is already getting cold. Spring! Bah Humbug!

After Monday, I may cancel my facebook account. I will wait to see what they have to say about their breach of our trust at that time. 

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 I read this afternoon for awhile. I also went out to Woodshed and bought a tank of gas.

This evening I watched another episode of "Hollywood Remembers". This one was on Anthony Quinn. That reminded me of one of my favorite old movies. It was "The Shoes of The Fisherman". In it Quinn played the part of the Pope.  I took my shower and got ready for bed and then I downloaded it and for $2.95. I watched it. It finished about 10:00 and Missy and I went on to bed..I still enjoyed it! Anyone that hasn't seen it should rent it or buy it and watch it.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday and Ministerial Alliance

I slept pretty well last night. I did wake up at 2:00AM  but after going to the bathroom to take my med and to clean up Missy's litter box, I went back to bed and eventually back to sleep. I slept until nearly 6:00 AM.

I have dressed and fed myself and Missy. Now I am waiting to see just how the weather is outside. Missy wants to go out and tomorrow it is supposed to rain and be cold so it better be today if at all possible.

I raked leaves in our center yard yesterday and bagged them up. It looks better now. I also swept the leaves off Marilyn's carport. I knew they would soon be on that center yard if I didn't get them swept into her west yard. Later I gave Marilyn the rest of my veggie soup. Good as it was, I didn't want to eat it again and there was no room in my freezer for it to be frozen. I need to cook up some of that food to make room for soups and leftovers.

I want to vacuum the hall and bedrooms and the dining room today. I did the living room yesterday. I also want to do the bathroom and kitchen floors this morning. Lunch will be at the Ministerial Alliance meeting.

I may bake more cookies this afternoon. I took those I did the other day to Bunco yesterday afternoon. I had several left over and gave them to Marilyn.

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They had  a good lunch at Alliance. The program was good too.

After I got home I did some raking and cleaning on the east side of my apartment. There were a ton of leaves there. I am out of bags or I would do more. I filled two bags. I really don't want those leaves blowing around and messing up our center lawn. I just cleaned it up yesterday morning.

After I finished that I read awhile and then went over to Brahms and bought some ice cream. When I got home I ate a bowl of it.

Then I tried to send out my e-mail and the e-mail was glitched. It constantly asked me for my password but it would not accept it. I tried several times. I finally got hold of Cox and Joe fixed it. I evidently had a bad update for Windows 10. It caused the glitch. Joe went into the control panel and found Microsoft Office and clicked on it and did a repair order, That fixed the glitch.   I sure get a lot of good out of the Cox service plan.

My paper should be here soon if not already. I will check on it. and get back to this later...

My eldest son is on his way home from Africa.

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 Here he is in Africa with the Montgomery County Chronicle in his hands. He graduated from Caney Valley High School many years ago.

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I watched a few more of the "Hollywood  Remembers" segments this evening and then Missy and went to bed at 9:00. I was very tired.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday and Bunco

I slept pretty well until 2:30AM and then woke up to take my meds and go to the bathroom. I went right back to bed and slept until 4:30AM. Then I just got up. It's 5:40 AM now.

I dressed and fed myself and Missy. I've cleaned out her litter box twice already.

She is now back on my bed preparing for a nap.

I will run the sweeper again this morning and then have some more of my soup with cheese and crackers for lunch before I go to Bunco at 1:00.

I went out to Walmart and got the few groceries I could not remember yesterday at Independence. 

I did run the sweeper in the living room. That gets the most traffic. I also raked and bagged the leaves in the center of our yard. I get so tired of constantly sweeping up and bagging leaves off our carport.

Then I had lunch and it was still very good soup, cheese and crackers.

Then I went to Bunco. I won high for the most lost games. :) Nevertheless, it was $5.00 I did not have this morning. :)

I got home and read the papers and did the crossword puzzle in the Reporter. I will need to get some gasoline tomorrow morning and get ready for the alliance meeting at noon.

I am watching the news now and will get ready with my shower and put my p.j.'s on after the CBS news. I plan to go on to bed at 9:00 or so.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday and Hair Day

I slept pretty well last night but woke up at 12:30. I had gone to bed too early. I got up and went to the bathroom, cleaned up the litter box and took my med and also a Benedril capsule. That helped me get back to sleep and also dried up my sinus drainage. I don't like to take them too often because the primary ingredient is linked to dementia. I don't need any more memory problems.

Finally, around 5:00 AM I got up and dressed and fed Missy and myself. She is lying here at my feet now. She is hoping to get to go outside today but I understand it is supposed to be very windy. Yesterday it was in the 30's when I woke up. This morning it is in the 60's. But it is supposed to get down to freezing by afternoon or evening.

Bob will go with me to Independence, Kansas, this morning. We have cakes to deliver. Also, we need to stop at the church and pick up Sue's cake. It's in the freezer there. Also, I want to print off a window/door sign to tape to the inside of the front door window about our congregation's trip to Independence, Missouri, on Sunday. for the Mission Center worship service.  This is a photo of part of our church's auditorium where we hold our conferences. The spiral building is our Temple for Peace.

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I will also get my hair done and we are hoping Great China is open again. The owners close for a month each Spring to go back to China to visit family. They were closed in March.

I have no other plan for today. I may run the sweeper again. So more later...

We came back to Coffeyville and ate at the Kansas Buffet. Great China will not be open until the 11th. Kansas Buffet was alright but sure not Great China.

I decided to watch "The Post" again. I had bought it so it was on my Amazon Prime site. I still think it should have received the Academy Award.  If you have not seen it, you should. It's actually history. It's what happened just prior to Watergate..... the publishing of the Pentagon Papers...remember?

I saw Rick and Allen after that and asked Allen if he would like to go with Rick and Carmen and the rest of the congregation to Independence, Missouri, this Sunday to our Temple of Peace for a special worship service. It turns out Carmen had spoken for the two of them and Rick was not even aware of it. He will talk to Carmen and get back to me about himself and Allen. Rick was not even sure he was supposed to be that far away from his office. He is the manager. Allen seemed interested in going but I will just have to wait and see.

So, afterward I put together a sign for the front door at church and took it out and posted it on the inside window there.

Then I came home and read the newspaper and did the crossword puzzle. From 5:00 until 6:00 I will watch the news and at 6:30 I will take my shower and get ready to watch another movie or some more of that documentary I saw last night with Missy before bedtime at 9:00 or so.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday and Laundry

I slept pretty well until 3:30 when I woke up to go to the bathroom. Then I could not get back to sleep. About 4:00 I just got up.

I dressed for the day and fed myself and Missy. Then I stripped my bed and did the laundry. It is in the dryer now. Missy is in on my bed. I have cleaned the bathroom floor again after Missy tracked litter around.

I got my vegetable soup on in the slow cooker on setting five. I browned the beef for it first. About 8:00, I will turn the slow cooker down to three and let it cook until noon. I have added beef broth and tomato sauce to it along with the seasoning and the veggies and onion.  I will have whole wheat crackers and extra sharp cheddar cheese with it.

When the dryer stops I will try to coax Missy off the bed so I can remake it.

Well, that didn't work. Sher would not budge. I had to pick her up and put her down. She was furious! If she could have reached me she would have bitten me.  Now that I have told her she can get back on the bed, she is refusing. That cat!

But the bed is clean now. It has been three weeks I think since I have changed it.

I checked the heat on the slow cooker and it appears to be doing fine. I won't turn it down until 8:00 and then I will let it cook until noon. I told Bob I would give him some of it.  He can share it with Joanne if he wants or just keep it for a supper or two.

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I went to Country Mart and bought cake pans and icing. The cake is in the oven and after it is baked, I will wait for it to cool before icing it.

And Missy did get back on the bed. She waited until I left for the market. It had to be her own idea. A cat after my own heart. :)
It appears CBS news is not going to be on CBS while the Oklahoma schools are going to Oklahoma City to protest lack of money for education.

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So I asked Alexa to lay the CBS news and she did.

After I ate some of my very good veggie beef soup (yes, I sent some home with Bob when he brought Karan's cake over.)  I went out to church to retrieve that Tomato Basil soup Leslie brought me yesterday. I had left it in the freezer there at church. I may have some of that on Wednesday. Tomorrow I will eat at great China if they are open again...if not,,, I will eat at Big Cheese.

Thursday, I have Ministerial Alliance meeting and that is at lunchtime. But I can have the soup again  on Friday too. That will be good.  She also brought me some chicken breasts. Those would be good with baked potatoes and some veggies.

I have been reading more of Carol and Bill's book and it is pretty good. I don't accept some of their salvation theology but who's to know which of us knows anything for sure anyhow. :) I may have mentioned this but the name of the book is "Unoffendable". That's pretty good theology.

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Phyllis brought me her cake a while ago.  She tried to call me several times but my phone only vibrated and it was in the kitchen. I was reading in the living room.

The news is on now so I will get back to this later...

As soon as the news was over, I took my shower and laid down with Missy on the sofa to watch an episode  on Amazon about Jack Benny. At 8:00 I gave up and just went to bed. I was so tired.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

Today is Easter but also April Fool's Day. That's odd. I don't know when that has happened before.

I don't know whether Rick and Carmen will be at church today or not. Their eldest son was supposed to come in last night sometime. They weren't there last Sunday but they had been invited down to Betty's cabin on Lake Eufalla. Rick loves to fish so he couldn't turn her invitation down. I have left the usual note on their windshield. So, we will see.

Bob and I..and perhaps Karan as well will eat at "Just Us"after church.

I slept well last night but woke up once because I had forgotten to turn the furnace down and I got too warm. After I turned it down, I slept until almost 5:00.

I raked and bagged all the leaves in the center yard day before yesterday but when I took the newspaper over to Marilyn's mailbox this morning, I noticed the wind had blown a lot more leaves down on that center yard. Yuck!

The movie I watched last night was an Agatha Christie movie called "Crooked House". It was very good... just as all Agatha Christie movies are.

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Six of us went to "Just Us" for lunch after church . Ramon, seated just to the right of Bob A. and in the pink shirt, bought all of our lunches.  He is such a sweetheart! I am across the table from Bob, Carmen, the pretty one, is next to me and their son, Allen, next to her in the cap and across the table from Allen, is Rick, his dad. There were six of us.

We all had a great visit!

When I got home I sent out the congregation newsletter.  Then I began reading the book Bill brought to Church School to suggest we study that. It is called "Unoffendable" and so far it is very interesting. I  read until 6:15 when I realized I was missing 60 Minutes.   So I put the book down and turned on the TV to watch the rest of the program .

When it was over, I worked on my May 20th sermon a while and then took my shower and Missy and  I watched "Top Secret Rosies" on Amazon Prime. It was very interesting. It was about the women that were recruited by the government to work on calculation for the trajectories of our long range cannon shells and also the bombing raids during World War 2. The men were all away at war so these women who were math geniuses' did the calculations. And when the first mainframe computer was invented, six of them were recruited to program it and they taught themselves to program it. It could do calculations in minutes that took the women hours to calculate without it. When the war was over, the engineers that invented it were honored.... but the women that taught themselves to program it were never even this day. 


At 9:00 Missy and I went to bed.