Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday and a Neat Visit

I discovered that after I went back to bed after using the bathroom last night, her dog, Molly, had gone into my room and I had shut the door to keep the dogs out of my room. About 5:00, Molly needed to get out and tell Gay she needed to go outside briefly.  I didn't even know the dog was in my room but I let her out.

Gay fixed up both eggs and toast fro breakfast and then we visited all morning. About 11:30AM, I needed to leave and I was still plenty full from breakfast so I said my goodbyes and took off for Coffeyville. I had had a good visit.

After I got back to Coffeyville I realized I needed gas in my car so I went out to Woodshed in South Coffeyville and filled up before I left to go home.

When I got home, Missy was really glad to see me. She wanted to go outside so after I put away the things in my overnight bag, I took her out while I watered my flowers...the ones I have left. It is nice today. It is 1:50 PM and it's still only 70 degrees out there.

I don't have a plan for the rest of the day. I will probably need to get my coffeecake mix and in the morning, I will fix my coffeecake for the church school classes.

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I was very tired and didn't do much this afternoon. I did take Missy out for awhile. She minded really well and finally was ready to come back in.

Close to 7:00PM, I took my bath and Missy and I watched Forensic Files until 9:00PM when we went to bed. We have watched all the Perry Mason episodes now. So we are working on Forensic Files now.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday and No Plan

I slept terrible last night. I had drunk a large glass of Black Cherry tea at McCalisters with my lunch yesterday and later last night I got up three times to go to the bathroom. Also, before bed, I drank a cup of tea. Between the two, my sleep was restless. Finally I just got up at 3:50AM and scheduled a payment on my Amazon Chase bill. Also, my right arm hurt terribly most of the night. I slept on my left side until my left ear got very sore. Getting old is not for sissies!

Anyhow, I have nothing planned for today. Gay called last night and wanted me to come to Chanute for her birthday party and stay overnight. I begged off because of Missy's shots. Now I regret that. I may try to call her and change my mind. I imagine I could get Bob to come and feed Missy while I was gone. It would only be one day. I will mull it over. It is Gay's 80th birthday.

Come to think of it, if it isn't this weekend it may be the same Friday as the retreat at the reunion grounds! That is the 28th and 29th. I had better check that out. I am pre-registered for that and promised Vivian I would help her.

I had better get the bed made and get ready for the day. Missy wants to be fed too. It's almost 5:00AM now.

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I am ready for the day now and both Missy and I have been fed. 

I took Missy out for awhile and it was nice and she was good.

About 3:00PM, I packed a bag for my trip to Chanute to stay overnight with Gay following her birthday party.

I got to Chanute about 4:20 and made myself at home. She fixed us a dinner of veggies and onions with some small crackers and it was all very good. She showed off the tricks her two dogs had learned. They were very cute.

About 7:00, her other friends began coming. Her sister Adele, brought a wonderful ice cream cake. After we visited for awhile and had our ice cream cake, we all played games. It was great fun.  They left about 10:00 and I took a bath and Gay and I went on to bed.

I got up once in the night and went to the bathroom.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday and Floor Cleaning.

I slept well last night. I did get up shortly before 5:00AM.  I fed myself and Missy and dressed for the day.

I called a carpet cleaner last evening and made arrangements to have the carpet in the dining room, living room and hall cleaned. This carpet has been down five years and has never been cleaned. I knew Betty, my landlord, would not have it done.... so I decided to take matters into my own hands and get it done.  Marilyn R. is having hers done too. She lives in the other larger apartment in our fourplex.I am not having my bedrooms done. They look fine. He will clean it at 11:00 AM on October 3rd. That's a Wednesday....the first one in October. It will cost $50 or $60 for mine.

Today, I will clean the bathroom and kitchen floors and dust. I also want to clean out Missy's litter box, wash it and put fresh litter in it. This afternoon, at 1:00PM, Cyndi will vacuum for me. My right arm rotator cuff is still very sore. I don't know what else I can do to get it well again.

I had better get to those floors. Soon it will be light and Missy will want to go outside. She is so spoiled! :)

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I took Missy out for awhile and she did pretty well at staying where I needed her. After awhile, Bob came over and visited awhile.   After he left I cleaned out Missy's litter box, washed it and put all clean litter in it. Then I cleaned the floors in the bathroom and kitchen. Cyndi will be here at 1:00 to do my vacuuming. I may be gone by then. I have been home for awhile here in Coffeyville and I may go down to Bartlesville just for a change of scenery.

So, more later...

I went down to Bartlesville to check for an antenna pole and once again I found a bird house pole for  Purple Martin houses. These were 15 feet tall for the same $50 as Orchelon's 12 foot poles. If these poles can hold a TV antenna securely, that's what we will try. We would need a bracket to attach it to the side of the house.

I ate at McCalister's for lunch and then came on back home. Cyndi was here eating her lunch in her car.  She spent almost an hour on my carpets and then went on to work at the Shoe Sensation store. I gave Missy her antibiotic shot and she was just good as gold about it. She didn't even wince. Pretty good old cat!

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I spent the afternoon reprinting a page for two of our church directories. For some reason  I neglected to put a couple on the page with their birth dates. Then after that I began to clean my Keurig. I couldn't get it apart though and called Karan, who I knew had had hers apart. She dropped by and got it apart and stayed and helped me clean it up. It was working fine after that. I was so grateful to Karan for helping me figure it out.

Later, I took my bath and got ready for bed and Missy and I watched some Amazon Prime episodes of Forensic Files before we went to bed at 9:00PM.  What a busy day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday and a Sick Cat

Poor Missy is sick this morning. She tried to wake me up earlier this morning and I told her to lay down and go back to sleep. She did. I later got up at nearly 5:00AM  and stripped my bed and washed the sheets. Then I checked my e-mail and went into the kitchen to feed Missy and myself. She was out of water and low on food. I fed and watered her and before I could even fix my own breakfast she went into the living room and threw everything in her stomach up on the carpet. It was completely undigested and the cat food was whole. I got my Resolve and a wet cloth and a roll of paper towels and cleaned it all up. It was a huge mess and later I found a smaller one near the sofa and cleaned it up too. This may be the beginning of the end for her. She is 15 and a half years old and has lost many of her teeth. She has thrown up several times lately. I will call Dr. Barta later this morning and get some advice.

I do have TV this morning again. I had some last night after it was time for bed.  It's still a mystery! It's only 72 degrees this morning and that may enter into it.

I don't have a plan for today until afternoon at 2:00PM when I plan to go out to Asbury Village and play Bunco.

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I took Missy out while it was still cool and she ate some grass and then later threw up again outside. We were out until it got too hot to be out there. It's 78 degrees now but she wanted to be out in the sunshine. I stayed out as long as I could and then picked her up and brought her back inside. She was not happy!! I need to remake my bed. And I want to close the door in there. I sure don't want her throwing up on my new mattress and box springs.  She's heading back there now. She is looking at the closed door.

It is 10:00 and I need to remake my bed before I take her to Dr. Barta's pet hospital.

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I remade my bed before I started the fight to get her in the carrier.  Finally I managed that.

It was a fight but I finally got her into the carrier to take her to Dr. Barta's hospital. She cried all the way there and I had no idea how they would examine her she was so angry. But Dr. Barta had the  magic though. She behaved perfectly. He checked her carefully and could find no sign of anything except aging indigestion. He even drew blood and checked her for diabetes.  He said her sugar was a little high but not high enough to do insulin. He gave her a shot of antibiotic just in case she had some sort of bacteria working in her gut. He gave me enough of that to last a week and I am supposed to give her one shot a day.  On the way home, she was quieter. She is in on the floor next to my bed now.  It cost me $103.55 but it was worth it to find out she was o.k. He said if it didn't clear up to bring her back and he would do some more tests.

He also weighed her. She weighed 13 pounds. She has lost some weight over the years. She used to weigh 18 pounds

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After we got back home, she climbed up on the bed and took an afternoon nap. I imagine she was exhausted! The trip in the carrier was an ordeal for her...especially on the way up to the vet.

At 2:00PM, I went on out to Asbury Place for Bunco. I got back after 4:00PM and she was still sleeping. When she discovered I was home she got down and came into the living room to convince me she needed her treats early. I have spoiled her so I gave her some.

Later, she and I lay down on the sofa and watched the rest of the Perry Mason series. We went to bed at 9:00PM.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday and a Hair Day and Delivery of Cakes Day

I slept pretty well last night. I got up close to 5:00AM and cleaned up Missy's litter box. Then I heard her choking and saw she had just coughed up some foam..nothing else. I cleaned that up with some Resolve. Every once in a long while she chokes up something. I think she eats something quickly and since she has lost so many teeth, can't chew it up well enough and coughs it up. She is just so old for a cat. She will be 16 in March.She sleeps so much of the time too. She sleeps all night and then sleeps most of the day too.

After I ate my oatmeal, I started to turn on the TV and nothing happened. I think it is the batteries. I had some batteries so I quickly changed them out. I didn't want to lose the programming. What do you know! It worked!  And once again, I have clear TV.  It's 75 degrees this morning so that might have something to do with it.

My hair appointment is at 9:00AM this morning and then afterward I will drive up to Independence with the cakes. I will call Barbara, the church secretary, and tell her I will be a little later.

My Schwans' order will come this evening between 5:00PM and 8:00 PM and then I will not reorder again. Their singles meals are just too large and the Walmart meals are just as good and only cost $1.88...instead of $5 or $6 dollars and are just the right size for me.

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I delivered the cakes and came on back home.  I stopped by Sonic and bought a child's chicken strip dinner for lunch. That's plenty for me. That's two chicken strips, some tater tots and a small Coke.

I saw Betty, my landlady, here when I got home and she had rented the apartment next door to an oriental couple who are going to open a Japanese restaurant in the building where Joyce once had her uniform business.  Joyce works for FEMA now. She closed her shop.

As Betty was leaving, she tripped over a part of the sidewalk that had sunk and almost fell.  She sent a cement contractor over later to see what he could do about it. He will give her an estimate. I don't know when this new couple will move in. He says he's going to have a mess out here when he starts working on that cement.

I have no TV picture this evening. I'm not surprised. It's 92 degrees now. The picture tears constantly.

It's nearly 4:00PM now and I see I will have no TV this evening unless it's Amazon Prime.

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It's 5:00PM now and I still have no picture.  Of course, it's 92 degrees now too. That must make a difference.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday and a Quiet Day

I slept pretty well last night although for the second time in a week, in the middle of the night some sort of alarm went off on my cell phone. I never could figure out what caused it so I will make a trip to US Cellular, my cell phone store, this morning to have them figure it out.  The alarm went off at 1:15AM last night. The first time it did that it was 2:30AM. Weird!

Friday was strange anyhow. That evening while Missy and I were watching Amazon Prime TV, I had a phone call and that woman caller said she was conducting a political survey and asked me to participate. I agreed. She asked me about 15 questions about myself and my political affiliation. Then she asked me who I intended to vote for for congress. I told her that I was a registered Republican but I didn't vote the ticket. I almost always chose to vote for the candidate I knew the most about and was impressed with regardless of political party. She asked me to choose between Watkins and Davis and I told her I had met and spent the evening with a group of Democrats and Davis when he ran for governor (and lost) several years ago. She proceeded to tell me some things about him that I did not believe and I told her I would never vote for a candidate that would participate in a "smear" campaign and then I hung up. I was disgusted. She was carefully pushing Watkins and since I realized that, I determined I would NOT vote for Watkins..

I hate "smear" campaigns. 

Right now I need to get my breakfast and also Missy's. So..more later...

Both Missy and I have had our breakfasts now.  And for some strange reason I have TV this morning. I had it last night too and was able to watch 60 Minutes. I wonder if the cooler weather has anything to do with that? It is 67 this morning. Missy and I went outside for awhile while it was relatively cool and she behaved for a change. When Merrill began mowing and making a lot of noise she was ready to come back in.

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As soon as 10:00AM came I went over to US Cellular to have them check my cell phone to see why it has been waking me up with an alarm in the middle of the night.  The manager did everything she knew to do and told me if it still happened to come back and she would look even further. She thought it might be one of the unused apps.She deleted everything I do not use. I'll  give that a try. I told her I went to "settings" and checked that out the first time it happened but didn't see anything to cause it.

I stopped by the Dollar General store and bought more litter and by the Braums store and bought more milk. I should be fixed now. I hope so anyhow.

When I got home, Phyllis called and wanted to bring her cake over. 

I turned on the TV and it is tearing again. It might have something to do with the heat although it's just 83 degrees now. Weird!

More even later....

The mail came at 2:00PM or so and I had some to read. Karan called  and had her cake ready to bring over so I got mine in the oven too. It is out now and cooling. I should go and ice it now. I did contact Bob about baking his and he was going to get his in the oven too.

I watched some Forensic Files on Amazon Prime while the cake was baking. Then I played some solitaire on my computer while the cake was cooling I need to ice the cake. I'd better do that now.

I got my cake iced and took my bath afterward and laid down to watch Amazon Prime. Later, for some reason, I was able to watch the football game this evening and the news...on the TV. It's a mystery!

Later that evening while Missy and I were watching Perry Mason about 7:00PM, Bob brought his cake over. Now I have all four of the Coffeyville cakes. I have a 9:00AM hair appointment tomorrow morning and afterward I will take the cakes up to the First Christian Church in Independence.  Then I will come on back home.

Missy and I have gone on to bed at 8:45PM. I am very tired.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday and a Dinner at Church

I awoke at 2:30 to go to the bathroom. My right arm was aching something fierce and my right leg was every bit as bad. I stood it as long as I could and then at 3:35 or so, I got up and took an Aleve. It was just too bad to even try to sleep. On top of that, I had terrible sinus drainage. I knew I couldn't take both an Aleve and a Benadryl tablet so I settled on the Aleve for that pain. Then I just got up. Lying down nearly drowned me in sinus drainage. It's 4:00AM now and the pain is just beginning to subside.

It might be a tough day. I have to fix a meatloaf for the dinner at church. ...if I am able to go to church by then. The leg pain is worse then the arm pain and that's saying something.

Maybe I can take something for the sinus' that doesn't put me to sleep. I will wait an hour and see if the sinus' stop draining since I am up. I hate to mix too many drugs.

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It's 5:35 now and the pain is lots better. Aleve works!

I will wait awhile before I put my meatloaf together. It will have to be warmed up in the church microwave anyhow.

I used my curling iron and tried to do something with my hair. It doesn't look like much but at least it's clean.

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I  got my meatloaf finished and even took Missy out while I watered flowers. That didn't last long. The first chance she got, she wandered off so I went and picked her up and brought  her back in the house. She never learns! She was furious! That's the way it's going to be though. I don't intend to spend my mornings chasing an errant cat! I know when we had our own home and she was younger, she had the run of the neighborhood but we didn't have any cats in the neighborhood she couldn't whip..or at leas chase off. At 15 and a 1/2 , she can no longer take care of herself and I cannot afford a vet to patch her up any longer.

So, in about an hour, Bob will come and pick me up and then get Phyllis too. He is driving this morning. I mustn't forget John's birthday gift either.  I had better put it next to my purse.

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I gave John his present and he seemed pleased with it. It was a "gone fishing" pillow and a gift certificate for El Pueblo Mexican restaurant. 

We went on to church and afterward had our dinner. For some strange reason, there were three meatloaves and not much other main dishes. Luckily Bob had brought his cabbage .and sausage dish and that went over well. brought all but one piece of my meatloaf  home and took it over to Marilyn. She always takes anything I want to give her and I am grateful.    

After I got home, I did the newsletters and then laid down to watch some Amazon Prime with Missy. I even inadvertently took a short nap.

I am watching the Oakland/Denver football game when the picture is stable. Afterward I hope to be able to watch 60 Minutes.

After that, I will take my bath and watch some more Amazon Prime before Missy and I go to bed..