Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday and a Busy Day There

I woke up early again this morning but that was alright. I had a lot to do. I dressed, ate my oatmeal, fed the cats, watched the weather and started  baking my coffeecake and made the sandwiches for the finger food/ shoe box packing party afterward. This is a photo of the group that stayed for the shoe box  packing. We had 53 boxes altogether. I few of the group had already left before we got around to taking this photo.

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Johnna will pick them up tomorrow and deliver them to Independence Kansas to the First Baptist Church. That's where they are shipped from. 

More later...I had better get my newsletters done before I go any further with this. 

I got them finished and sent the ones out in e-mail right away. Then I printed off the ones that have to be sent in snail mail . I put them out on the mailbox with the flag up.

I went out to Dollar General this afternoon and bought some more envelopes and also some more cat food. and a birthday card for Scott.  I won't need it until sometime tomorrow since I still have enough for tomorrow.

I fooled around until I figured out how to print off that photo showing the group that worked on the shoe boxes. I thought I could print it from my phone but evidently my phone couldn't print it from my antique printer.

I will watch 60 Minutes and then go take my bath, At 9:00PM, I will go on to bed. I was up very early this morning.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday and Laundry Again

I had a problem with the size of my font and hope I have that fixed now. If not, I will have to call Cox Complete Care again. The font changed so small on my notebook that  I could barely read it. So I made it larger.  I notice it is still tiny in the Post Header though.  I may have to contact Cox Complete Care anyhow..

I slept fitfully last night. I had this font problem on my mind and couldn't recall how to change it back to a readable size. 

Anyhow, I got my bed changed today, That was the only thing I lacked after I cleaned the apartment on Thursday. 

I have fed  the cats and myself as well. In a little while I will start the laundry. I changed the sheets to my alternate set.


I have the laundry finished and put away. I have remade the bed too. I also went out to the local Dollar General store and finished buying things for the Christmas Child project box. Tomorrow I wil have to make some tiny sandwiches for finger foods. 

I warmed up my beans and cornbread for my lunch. I also ate the last ice cream bar for dessert.

It is nearly 1:00 PM now and is 57 degrees. The weather can't decide whether to be fall or winter. It's only the middle of November and we haven't had much fall that's for sure.

I went by Nancy's and rang the doorbell but she didn't answer. I taped the name and telephone number of the man at the Tyro store to her front door storm door glass. She wanted me to find out what that was while I was out last night so I went in there and the girl who helps him gave it to me. David and his wife plan to come for Thanksgiving and she wanted to get one of those wonderful pies from him to serve them. 

I don't know whether she will order one or not. 

When I couldn't raise her by telephone or in person,I called her cousin Dale, who looks after her some, and told him about the situation. He managed to contact her. He called me back and told me she was home.  She was either still in bed or ignoring the doorbell and phone. She is sick about half the time. Anyhow, that is up to her.

About 3:00PM, I went out and re-mowed the front and side yards and got a bunch of leaves mowed up. Then I used my leaf vacuum and vacuumed many of them up. It looks a lot better. It probably won't do a lot of good. Leaves are still falling.  But at least for awhile it will look better. This time I took some photos. It's 4:15PM now and I think I have everything done I had hoped to do.  And the exercise was good for me. 

One of the little gray kittens is out there now eating the cat food. He/she is looking around for the competition.  So far, he/she is by herself. 

At 6:00PM , I took my bath and later after I watched  "Bull",  I went on to bed at 9:00PM.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday and A Trip to Tulsa

Leslie got hold of me at bedtime last evening and asked me what I had on my calendar for.today.  I had done everything on my list on Thursday except stripping my bed.  I knew I could do that on Saturday. She wanted me to go with her to take the little puppy to the Tulsa airport and she could get him shipped to Colorado to his new owner.. I was delighted to go with her.. She needed me to hold the little critter while she drove. She came by shortly after 7:00AM  and let him out on the grass to let him pee iif he wanted to do so. He didn't want to so I picked him up and climbed into her SUV and we got on our way..

She had to have him there three hours ahead of time. He whimpered on the way until I turned him around so he could see Leslie and I pettted him and told him what a good dog he was. Finally he settled down and was fine. When we got to the airport, I took him out on a leash to try again. No response this rime either. Leslie got him loaded into his crate and then filled out all the needed paperwork and in time, he was on his way. We visited with a woman who was a breeder and she gave Leslie some tips on the faster way to get everything ready. She gave Leslie her business card. She had been a breeder since the 1960s so she seemed to know all the ropes.

After that, we did some shopping and then went to Olive Garden for lunch. Then we started for home.

He was a darling Corgi pup. They only have one left and they will take him to Hays on Monday after next. They will meet that new owner half way. They live in the Denver area.

John  is to have cataract surgery this Monday in Bartlesville.By the next Monday he should be back to normal and can go with her and she can hold the pup while he drives.

When I got home I had a message from Walgreens that my prescription was ready . So I made a trip to Independence and picked that up, went to their Walmart for a few things, bought some stamps at their post office, and stopped by the Dairy Queen for my weekly blizzard. Of course, that broke my heart! :)

More later....

Later I fed the cats their evening meal, watched the news and then took my bath. I watched and episode of "Murder She Wrote" and after that, I went to bed. at 9:00PM. It had been a big day 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday and House Cleaning Day

I got up pretty early this morning too. I slept very well but I had gone to bed early so I had my sleep out early. And I was concerned about what all I had saved on that auxiliary drive Keith gave me.  I had hoped I had remembered to save all the important stuff like last year's Classmate newsletter with the format of the newsletter and the Basic address list for the church newsletter. I also hoped I have the Journal's e-mail address on one of these two computers. I know it won't be on this notebook since it has been put away but it probably is on the laptop that I am using for my primary computer now.
I will need that to send in the Church Brief each week.

More later...I had better get that done now.

I got the Church Brief  sent in.  That address was in the notebook so I lucked out.

Later I  washed the bare floors and then at noontime I warmed up the beans and baked the cornbread, I fixed myself some iced tea too. I called Nancy to see if she wanted to join me but the phone rang four or five times and then went to "busy". I imagine she is sick again. to her stomach.. After I ate my lunch I fixed a bowl for her and took her some cornbread too when I finally reached her. Sure enough she was sick again. I took it over to her and stayed awhile and visited,

When I got home I vacuumed  the rest of the house.

I went out to Dollar General and bought a few groceries.

When I got back home I played some solitaire and read awhile.
came back to watch TV until bedtime.
Later this afternoon I watched some TV until bath time. After I had my bath and into my pjs, I will watch some "Murder She Wrote" and the  go to bed at 9:00PM

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday and A Hair Day

This morning I will get my hair done. First I will pick up Bob for breakfast. at 7:00AM.  I slept well last night but got up a little earlier than usual. I will eat a small bit of oatmeal because it keeps my plumbing going.  I will also have my coffee and Chai even though I will pick up Bob at 7:00AM.

The cats have come for their breakfast too even though it is 21 degrees out there..

There are no games today so after breakfast with Bob and gas out at Woodshed and my hair appointment, I will   drop by Marilyn's with cookies and have coffee then come on back home. I don't think I even need any groceries today. I have my beans for lunch. I will bake my cornbread to have with it tomorrow.

More later....

I got home this afternoon and read my mail...such as it was.mostly advertising and three newspapers

Leslie was telling me we were having prime rib for Thanksgiving. I told her I was bringing her dad's fruit salad and two pies...a pumpkin and a pecan pie.  I am ordering them from the man at Tyro who gets an Amish woman to bake them for him. I will pick them up the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving.

I went right over to Tyro and special ordered them.

I talked to Nancy and told her about it. She wants to do the same thing only she just wants one pie. Her son David and his wife are coming for Thanksgiving. They live on the east coast.

More later....

I watched some Amazon Prime before I took my bath then I watched the weather channel until bedtime. I had had my bath and about 8:30PM I went on to bed. I was exhausted!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday and a Dead Desktop Computer

I slept well last night even though it was very cold. I woke up only once during the night and then I got right back to bed and back to sleep.

I got up at 5:00AM as usual. I had my oatmeal and also the coffee and Chai and then went into the den to check the e-mail. The desktop computer was dead as a door nail. I had been having to reboot it several times a week because it was freezing up. Now it is completely dead. Luckily I still have the laptop Scott gave me and the notebook Keith bought me. I will have to get Cox Complete Care to hook up the laptop to the printer though. Otherwise I won't be able to .print anything off..I have much of everything backed up on the exterior back up Keith gave me that is attached to that desktop. I hope it is still saved. I will plug it in to the laptop's USB port in a little while and see if I can access it.on this laptop.

I fed the cats too. They ate as soon and as quickly as they could and then took off to look for some kind of shelter. Their water was frozen solid. I took some more out there but that is probably frozen now too. 

More later...

I am going to have to have Cox Complete Care set up the backup too. I didn't know what it was asking for when it asked "where" to back it up When I plugged it into the USB port on the desktop computer several years ago, it worked just fine and I don't recall having to do anything else like finding a location on the PC that could access it. And I may have to bring the printer in here in the dining room to hook it up to access the laptop so I can print from it.. I don't know what I will do with that dead desktop computer either unless I take it up to the attic to store it. You can't put electronics in the trash.

More later....

Big  Update! After I got that desk top computer taken apart and stored in the attic and in my spring/summer closet, I plugged in my shredder to shred some stuff and it would not work. I had no power in that den plug. So I contacted Suzanne when I couldn't figure out which switch it was in the breaker box and Steve remembered it was not in the breaker box at all. It was a little button just under the garage attic light switch.

So I went out to the garage and pushed that button and voila! I had power. Unfortunately I had already taken apart the desk top computer and put it away. It had been giving me a lot of problems anyhow. I was having to reboot it about three times a week to keep it from freezing up. I had hooked the printer up to the laptop Scott gave me when I couldn't find where I had put the notebook Keith bought me last year.

I then got hold of Cox Complete Care and one of their techs downloaded a new driver for printer and the Dell laptop and got it working. Unfortunately I have that laptop and the printer in my dining room now, While I was getting the desktop computer unhooked, I accidentally broke the USB Wireless Adapter for the den computer  Leslie had installed that for me when the Cox router signal couldn't get to the den.(two rooms away) and I had no signal for that computer.after I moved in here.

After I got the desktop computer put away I went back to searching for that notebook Keith bought me last year, I finally found the notebook. .It was on a shelf in my fall/winter closet..If I can get it hooked up and working again, I will use it for my laptop. I already have the auxiliary drive hooked up to the Dell laptop as well as the printer. It will be much easier to use the notebook for my laptop computer.

What a day!  I hope it doesn't get any more complicated.

This has been an horrendous day. I have been on  Cox Complete Care nearly all day, I haven't eaten all day since breakfast. First they helped me get the printer set up on the laptop computer and had to download a new driver to do that. Then I set up the notebook to use for a laptop computer.  The mail wouldn't work so I contacted them again and they got that working. Then I couldn't get into this blog on this notebook. I managed to resolve that by myself. I couldn't even get into it on the laptop. They wanted my password. I have had this blog for decades. I didn't have a clue what the password was after all these years. I finally found a password update place and they texted me a number to prove who I was. That finally worked. What a mess though!

I will watch an episode of "Murder She Wrote" after I take my bath. It's 6:55PM now. By then it may be my bedtime. I need to re-bandage my toe again. I took the bandaid off my finger. It's just too hard to do anything with a forefinger that is bandaged.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I will pick up Bob in the morning for breakfast. Then I will get gas at Woodshed and then go to get my hair done. After that, I will come back home. There is no game day tomorrow.

More in the morning...



      

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday and a Cold Wind

It didn't snow last night but there is a real cold wind this morning. I think Alexa said it was 37 degrees but with that wind it feels a lot colder.

I slept well again last night. There's something about the two afghans over my legs that helps. The forefinger on my right hand where the nail tore did not hurt last night either.

I have dressed and had my breakfast already. When I opened the front door at 5:40AM, the gray mama cat was there waiting for her breakfast. So I filled three bowls, anticipating the other cat and the kittens would soon be there too.

I don't have a plan for today except to go out to Dollar General again after 8:00AM and buy some more cat food. These are very expensive cats, considering how little company they are. They go through a bag of cat food about every day and  a half. I just feed them morning and evening but they still hang around hoping for more. Kylia told me yesterday that they opened the door to go out one day and the little yellow kitten/cat raced into their apartment. They had to catch it and put it out.  This winter it will be very cold and all they have for shelter is either under the vacant house catty cornered across the street from here on State or the laundry room directly across the street to the north. That laundry door is off the hinges. Their garage door also hangs askew so they can go in there too.

I had a text from Leslie this morning saying that my nine year old great granddaughter, Maia, had a program at the elementary school here this evening at 7:00PM. Depending on the weather, I may attend.  Shes sent me a brochure Saturday to sell me some magazine subscriptions and I bought two. That is supposed to allow her to win a t-shirt she wanted.  I didn't know what size to designate though. Both little girls are small for their age. Maybe I can find out a size this evening. The order is in the mailbox but there is no mail delivery today since it's Veteran's Day so I could steam open the envelope and designate a size.

More later...

Well, yesterday's mowing was a waste of time! The neighbor across the street's tree has blown all it's leaves over on my yard after I mowed up all of them yesterday evening and bagged them up.  He has none on his yard. The wind just scattered all those leaves on mine. How disgusting!  Well, I have learned something about trying to keep my front yard looking good in the fall.  It's impossible!

Bob says they got a little snow over at Coffeyville, I looked out here and we have none.

More even later....

Later in the morning a light mist began so I went on out to Dollar General and bought some groceries just in case I get socked in here.  I put some beans on to cook and bought some cornbread mix and I plan those things for tomorrow. I also bought cat food and a few other things I thought I might need.

Then I came home and warmed up the cashew chicken I brought home from Great China yesterday and had that and some iced tea for lunch. I also bought some trail mix and ate some of that too. It was a good lunch. Tomorrow I will stay in and have my cornbread and beans for lunch..

I read all afternoon. The weather got colder and colder and the wind blew viciously.

Finally I texted Leslie and begged off of getting out in the weather. She was fine with it. She knew it was brutal out there.

I watched some Amazon Prime and then  watched Bull and after that I went on to bed at 9:00PM. I was very tired...

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday and A Busy Morning

I slept well again last night but got up at 5:00AM. I not only have my coffeecake to bake and ice but also a cake for the First Christian Church in Independence. The coffeecake is finished and iced but the cake is still cooling. And the the can of icing has been in the frig the past two weeks and is pretty stiff. I have it setting in the warm oven with the door ajar hoping to soften it up so I can ice the cake when it cools. If that doesn't work I will have to open another can of icing to ice it.

I got up about 5:00AM because I knew I had a lot to do this morning. I want to leave here at 8:30AM and I hope to have the cake iced by then. It's only 7:30AM now so I have an hour to soften that icing and ice that cake. When I get it to church I will put it in the freezer there. Bob can pick it up on Tuesday when he takes the other cakes to Independence.

The cats were (as usual) hungry this morning. I filled all three bowls. I have found if I don't have enough separate bowls they growl at one another and menace one another to protect what they are eating,  I have opened quite a can of beans feeding these 2 cats and 5 kittens. And I am afraid mama cat may be pregnant again....either that or she has gotten fat. I fear she may have another litter of kittens this fall or winter. Caney doesn't have a shelter so the only way I can stop feeding them is just to stop feeding them and let them starve. I just can't do that.

At church this morning, we will have a report from Kelly on the costs of a new central air conditioning unit for the all purpose, classrooms, and kitchen area this morning at a short business meeting before the worship service. We need to start saving money for that before next summer. The unit is over 20 years old and just stopped working this fall. It is beyond repair this time. I believe it is the compressor.  We have another unit that serves the sanctuary, foyer and bathrooms. I hope that one holds up longer or we will have another major expense on top of this one.

We were to have a budget business meeting this morning but Leslie, who is our CFO has not had time to work out the budget. She has been so busy at work. All of our ministers are self sustaining. We will reschedule the budget meeting but at least with Kelly's report, we will have an idea of what we need to save before next summer.

More later...I need to check on the condition of that icing.

Putting that icing in the warm oven with the door ajar and the lid off worked beautifully. I got the cake cooled and iced and even labeled on the top of the plastic lid that it is a yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing. It's only 7:54AM so I have plenty of time. I will leave at 8:30AM to drive over to our church. It takes about 25 - 30 minutes.  I will freeze the cake when I get to church. Bob says Karan is going to do the same thing.  That will save him having to pick hers up. He will just have his and Phyllis' to bring on Tuesday and he will stop at our church (right on the way) and pick up mine and Karan's from the freezer there.

More later...

I left at 8:20AM for church. I took the cakes and put the big one in the freezer there. All but one piece of the coffeecake was eaten by the church school class. I was glad. I brought that one piece back home for Nancy. She loves it.

Kelly didn't have any figures..None of the air conditioning people would even give him a ballpark figure without actually seeing the area. So he will have to give that report at another day.

After church, Phyllis and I went to Great China  for lunch. We brought some of it back home for tomorrow.

When I got home I did the newsletters. They won't go out until Tuesday but I put them in the mailbox and put the flag up anyhow..

Kylie, my next door neighbor, came by and picked up her package. It came yesterday and I had picked it up for her so it would be safe. She had Suzanne call me to tell me she wanted me to do that. She came over to ask me herself on Thursday but that's when I went back to Coffeyville to meet with Bill Webb.

Later in the afternoon, while it was still nice, I mowed the front yard. It looks much better now. The tree across the street sheds it's leaves earlier then mine and those leaves blow across the street onto my yard. I tried to mow them last week but I was just too tired to get it done. I had more energy this afternoon.

But while pulling on the cord starting the mower, I tore a corner of my right forefinger nail off. It bled awhile but then when I finished the mowing I got out my nail clippers and trimmed it back so it wouldn't catch on something while it grows back. It was pretty sore until I did that. After I have my bath at 7:00PM,  I will put some antibiotic ointment on it and a bandaid. That should hold it while it grows back. Always something! First a bandage on my right toenail and now a bandaid on my right forefinger nail. Growing old is not for sissys!

It is 5:45PM right now. We are forecast for some snow tonight.. I don't expect that snow to happen though.

After 60 Minutes, I will take my bath. At 9:00PM I will go to bed.


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Saturday and a Great Night's Sleep

I slept very well last night and got up about 5:30AM. I dressed and got ready for the day and had my oatmeal for breakfast along with the coffee and Chai.

I have fed the cats and they are gone now. I have decided to just feed them morning and night to conserve cat food. If I put it out more, they just eat it whether they are really hungry or not. I guess they may think that might be the last food they get.

When I was out to John and Leslie's yesterday, this is a photo I took of the remaining  puppies. They have grown so much in just the week or so since I have seen them.

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Aren't they cute? The brown multi colored one is a Cowboy Corgi. It's mother is a Blue Heeler and it's father is Hoover, a registered Corgi. The three beige ones (I didn't get the third one in the photo) are purebred Corgis. Their mother is a  registered Corgi.. The black and whit pup is an Australian  Heeler. Eventually, when she grows up, John will mate her with Hoover, a registered Corgi to make Cowboy Corgis....with a little longer legs..

They were absolutely thrilled to have my company yesterday., :)

More later....

I did a load of laundry this morning andput it away and that's about all I got done. At 11:00AM I watched the football game that Ohio State played and won 52 to 0. Then I went up to Gabby's and had a sandwich for lunch.

When I got home I worked on the talk I am scheduled to give on December 1st. Then I went out to Dollar General and bought some ice cream bars.

I dropped by Nancy's and visited her for a couple of hours.  When I got home I played some solitaire and then watched some TV and then took my bath and put my PJs on and got ready for bed. In about an hour, I will go on to bed..




Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday and a Great Night's Sleep

I slept very well last night and feel very good this morning because of that. The trick may be to stop watching TV thirty minutes before I plan to go to bed and pick up a  book (not a Kindle) and read for thirty minutes or so.. That way that blue light from the computers, smart phones and TV don't interfere with my sleep. Those gadgets emit a blue light that destroys the melatonin in your system. That interferes with your ability to sleep.

I talked to Scott this morning. He and I also discussed his phlebotomy every other weekend.  I hope Keith is still keeping up on his too.  The boys both have hemochromitosis (too much iron in the blood) and have to have a phlebotomy at least once a month. Scott's was diagnosed later then Keith's and he has to have his phlebotomy every other Friday. It's supposed to be an inherited disease but it can't have come from my side of the family so it must have come from Bob's.

When I got off the phone, I fed the five cats.....three of the kittens, the mama cat and the yellow tom cat. They all came to eat. Every couple of days, I have to buy a bag of Meow Mix  cat food. I had started  to feed just the mama cat but last spring, she had a litter of five kittens so I had to feed them too. There are four gray kittens and one yellow kitten who looks just like the tom cat. I assume he is the father.

I have texted Bob A. and he is fine this morning.  I gave that new navy coat sweater I had bought off of Amazon to Joanne, his girlfriend. She is a tiny little thing and it fit her fine. That's why I usually don' t buy clothing online. I need to try things on. Every company's sizes are different.

More later....

I watched the news until they started repeating themselves. I waited until the mail came to think about going up to Independence to get a few things I need at their Walmart plus go to their Dollar Store  to get some things for my shoe box for the Christmas Child project.

Then after I got that done I stopped at Dairy Queen for my regular Friday blizzard. On my way home I texted John to see if he was home. He was at the farm building fence. But he said if I wanted to see the puppies, they would be happy to see me and I could stop and see them. So I did. They were absolutely delighted to have some company.  I finally went and got the key. Leslie had told me some time ago where it was hidden. Then I went into the kennel to see them. They all happily ran in to greet me. They were all trying to get to me at the same time. Raven and Hoover came out to see me too. They left when I went in the kennel though.  I took turns picking each of the puppies up and petting them. Then I took some photos of them. My! How they have grown in just a couple of weeks! It appears they just have four left. Of course, plus John's new puppy that he eventually wants to mate with Hoover when she gets old enough It was neat to see them again. They are so cute! I put the key back when I left.

I just fed the cats again. And I noticed mama cat is pretty fat.  I think she may be pregnant again. I hope not but she is pretty big. And she eats a lot...like for four or five.

I am watching an old Big Bang Theory. After this is over, (It's only 6:25PM now)  I will take my bath and put my pjs on and watch an episode of   "Murder She Wrote" and read awhile before I go to bed at 9:00PM or so

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday and Another Trip to Coffeyville


I slept pretty well last night although I had my sleep out earlier then usual.  I just went ahead and got up. I have got myself ready for the day and had my oatmeal, coffee and Chai.


I will do some cleaning this morning and then go out to Dollar General at 8:00AM for some more cat food. Closer to noon, I will go back to Coffeyville to meet Bill Wade for lunch. He will reimburse me for my expense in sending out 61 packets of Coffeyville Reawakening information to my classmates...the ones without e-mail. I attached the link to the information and sent that out to the classmates with e-mail. That was sure easier and faster.

I have put off my cleaning all week and I must get it done this morning. I did get the laundry done this week.

I will do the mopping right away and wait until later to do the vacuuming. The sweeper makes a lot of noise and this is a duplex so I will do that later..

I hear the cats out front waiting for their food. Unfortunately, I am out of cat food and the Dollar General doesn't open until 8:00AM so they have quite a wait. It's only 6:00AM right now.

More later....

Before I left for Coffeyville , I went out to Dollar General just as soon as they opened and bought cat food and came back home and filled their bowls. In a little while I looked out there and they had begun eating...at last.

About 10:00AM, I went over to Coffeyville to Bob's apartment and gave the tiny navy sweater I has ordered from Amazon to Bob to give to Joanne.  She's the only one I know small enough to wear it.

I also went by Genesis and took them the plastic bags I had saved for them. Then I went to the library and looked for a book to read. I didn't find anything I was interested in reading.  Then I met Bill Wade (class of '68), for lunch. I gave him my receipts for all my expense in sending off those packets to my classmates and he wrote me a check form  $97.91...that what I had spent.We had quite a conversation about the plans for the Coffeyville Reawakening.  I added up all the receipts I had and he wrote me a check. I deposited it before I left town for home.

When I got home I put away everything  and got out the vacuum sweeper and ran it. I had cleaned the bare floors before I left this morning. Now all I have to do is dust tomorrow.

It's already been a huge day and it's 3:40PM already. It turned out to be a cold day but lots of sunshine. I lifted the shade in the den so the sun would shine in.

I also sent that link Bill Wade told me about to all my online classmates after I saw it myself. ...pretty impressive. They have lots of plans for Coffeyville and the Midland theater. I hope they all work out. I told him about Westmoreland, Kansas. It was a small town,,,much smaller then Coffeyville... but clean as a whistle.  I told him about the merchants there sweeping their sidewalks every morning before opening and putting the dirt from the sidewalks in trash receptacles.  I told him Coffeyville could do that. Doug Mund, one of Coffeyville's pastors, has had his congregation out a couple of times cleaning up cigarette butts. That's the right idea.

They work with the city commission too. I told him about my frustrating experience ten years ago getting an ordinance passed  against people parking in their front yard near their front doors and also putting old appliances on their front porches as eyesores!  The ordinance passed but the police didn't want to write tickets for that so they didn't enforce it. I went back after I noticed that and complained about it. It didn't do any good. I told them they might as well rescind it if they weren't going to enforce it.

Disgusting!

More later....

I got the vacuuming done this afternoon and cleaned up the vacuum cleaner. I washed the filters and left them out to dry overnight. Tomorrow I will put them back in the vacuum.  I also plan to dust again.

About 7:00PM or so, I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" on Amazon Prime and then read until 8:30PM.  I have had my bath and changed the dressing on my right big toe and will go on to bed in about thirty minutes.

Suzanne called before I was ready to go to bed. Kaylie, next door, is expecting a package tomorrow and she tried to reach me today to see if I would pick it up.  I should be here tomorrow. I have done all the running around I need to do for one week. So when the package comes, I will pick it up for them. They plan to be gone this weekend.

Now, I will get to bed. It is 9:05 now. I have been reading a paperback book the last hour so hopefully I will be able to sleep well tonight.



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday and A Big Day

I slept well again last night and got up close to 5:00AM . I had a tiny bowl of oatmeal and some coffee and chai and then left at 6:30AM for Coffeyville. I picked up Bob for breakfast  and after I took him home, I went out to Woodshed and bought my gas. Then I went to the library and returned the book.

After that I went to my hair appointment and really needed that. I went out to church and made copies of my receipts for the classmate mailing work. I will give Bill Webb the originals and keep the copies just in case I need them for something. I am to meet him for lunch tomorrow at Lanning's and he will repay me for my expense.

I went to Walmart after I got back to Coffeyville and bought what few groceries I needed. Then I went on to the senior center for bunco. I took some of the cookies I had made day before yesterday. There were only six of us today. Darlene and Marilyn were not there but Janet played with us. I had the most wins...for a change. Marilyn was going to stop by the emergency room and try to find out why she had developed splitting headaches. I left a message on her phone to ask her to call me when she knew something.

I stopped at Brahms and bought milk.

I then came back home. It was just starting to rain here when I went out to get my mail. I hope it stops before I leave tomorrow for Coffeyville again. I put away my groceries and came in here to work on the blog. It's after 4:00PM now and I will go watch the 4:00PM news for awhile.

It's 6:15PM now and I have watched the Tulsa news and am getting ready to take my bath in an hour. I will go on to bed at 9:00PM after I watch an episode of "Murder She Wrote". . 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday and A Good Night's Sleep

I slept well again last night and have dressed, had my breakfast and coffee and even fed the cats. Poor critters! They are so cold and hungry. I can't do anything about the cold but I can help the "hungry".

I need to remember to set my trash out to be emptied. Sometimes I forget the day and they won't come back by if I forget.

More later....

o.k. I got that done. Trash container is out there.I will now have to remember to go vote. I am not sure when the polls open. I will just go mid morning to be sure.

I need to clean and vacuum today too. I will be going back over to Coffeyville on Thursday to meet Bill Wade. Thursday's my usual cleaning day. But he is going to take me to lunch and repay me for my expense on sending out those 61 packets of information to my classmates. He is one of the forces in back of the Coffeyville reawakening movement. I spent a little over $100.00 doing that. I have kept all my receipts like he told me to.

In the morning I will pick up Bob for breakfast. Wednesday is always a full day for me. I get my hair done at 9:30AM, get gas at Woodshed and take that library book back to the library at Coffeyville. Then there is Bunco in the afternoon at 1:00PM. I will take a container of those cookies I made yesterday. I have set it out on the kitchen counter.

More later....

The Atmos Energy bill was paid on the 1st and was not due until the 4th. I had an e-mail from my bank's payment center, "customer care" saying they did not pay it because it would have been late. I checked my bank account and it had been paid on the1st just as I had scheduled it. I even called Atmos Energy and they showed it had been paid on the 1st too and they said my bill had never been late. I e-mailed back to the bank and also on their bank site online that information. The bank had made a mistake.  Don't tell me banks don't make mistakes. Then I got another e-mail from "customer care" just now that asked me if I wanted to pay Atmos Energy. The left hand doesn't seem to know what the right hand is doing at my bank. That bill was paid on the 1st.

More later....

I went out to Cornerstone Church and voted a little bit ago. Norma Scott was working there in the voting area. She and Danny live right across the street from that church.

I checked and I have the service again at church on December 1st, the day before my 84th birthday.  The theme that Sunday is "Wait in Hope". That may be a challenge.  :)

More later...

I worked all afternoon on the December 1st service and bulletin and have it pretty well roughed out.

Then I watched the CBS news in the evening and then took my bath and got ready for bed. I watched a couple of episodes of "Murder She Wrote" and then went on to bed at 9:00PM. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday and Another Good Night's Sleep

I slept well last night. I only woke up once and I went to the bathroom and then went back to bed and back to sleep. I have had my oatmeal and coffee and Chai and fed the cats. They were really hungry this morning. Of course, it's really chilly out there. According the the local weather, it's 39 degrees.and 7:45AM. I hope it warms up some today so I can finish my mowing.

I may drop by the food bank this morning and see if they have any fruit available. I bought bananas at Walmart last week but I have eaten one each day and now they are gone. They are good for potassium. Us older people always need potassium as we age. 

Tomorrow is local election day and I will go vote in the morning. 

I may bake cookies today and take them to bunco at the senior center for my treat on Wednesday. I may meet Bob for breakfast then at 7:00AM if it's not raining and then will get my hair done, go to the library and return the book I read last week, get gas at Woodshed and then in the afternoon at 1:00PM, go to the senior center for bunco.

Then I will go back to Coffeyville on Thursday to meet Bill Wade. He is going to give me a check to repay me for my expenditures on the class packets I sent out last month. It came to over $100.00 with the folders, postage and the manila envelopes I sent the class's material off in. He will be in Coffeyville Thursday and Friday.

More later...it's time for CBS news.

I did bake peanut butter criss cross cookies for the Wednesday bunco game at the senior center on Wednesday afternoon. I did some cleaning too and also swept out the garage. I would blow it out with my blower but the car was just washed and that would get it dirty again. In just a little while I will eat the chili I made last week and save the leftover Mexican food for tomorrow. I am hungry already and it's not quite 11:00AM.

I ate my chili from last week at 11:30AM. It was still very good. I have resisted the impulse to eat a cookie. I had a small piece of my Halloween candy earlier.. It turned out to be a lovely day and I think I will just forget about mowing. There are still plenty of leaves on my trees...and those of the neighbor across the street...and his blow over to my yard. It would be futile to try to stay ahead of that mess. If anything, I will rake them into piles and vacuum them up with my leaf vacuum. That would probably be easier then mowing them anyhow. That darn leaf vacuum is so heavy though.

I will drop over to the food pantry and see if they have any fruit.

No, the only thing they had today was tomatoes.  I didn't need any tomatoes.

I took the audio book back to the Caney library this morning and stopped later at the post office and bought some more stamps.

I played some cards online just to kill some time.It's 3:40PM now and this has been a slow day. I did finish my book by Demi Moore.  It was a strange story. I had no idea she was such a complicated actress.

I watched the evening news and after  that was over I took my bath. "Bull"one of my favorite programs is on at 9:00PM and as soon as that is over I will go on to bed. I haven't done a lot today but read but I am tired anyhow.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sunday and Church

I had a terrible time getting to sleep last night. The minute I laid down, my sinus's started draining.  I blew and blew but I was just drowning in my own juices. Finally I gave up and took a Benadryl tablet. I dried up and then I finally got to sleep.

I woke up at my usual 5:00AM but of course with the end of daylight saving time, It was actually 6:00AM. I felt terrible but after I had my oatmeal and coffee I felt a little better. I hope to feel a lot better after I get to church since I am speaking today. I am prepared but don't feel particularly confident. I am scheduled again on December 1st. That the day before my 84th birthday. The theme that day is "Wait in Hope".

I just called Bob. I always message him every morning and he didn't message me back.  He was fine but getting around slowly.

It's daylight now and I am going out to church early again. I have a lot of preparation to do for the service. It's also communion. It will be a small group. Everyone told me that last week. They all have other plans I doubt we'll have many. That's alright. The regulars will be there.

More later....

I was amazed. Many more came out then I imagined. It was, in fact, one of our larger crowds. The ones I knew would not be there  were not but many more came then I imagined and there was a good crowd.

Five of us went out to El Pueblo for lunch. I ate way too much and brought almost half of it home with me in a box. I will eat it tomorrow.

I got my newsletters finished and out in the mailbox with the flag up. Then I noticed my neighbor across the street was mowing. I decided to mow my leaves myself and got the mower out and gassed it up and began. I got about half the front yard done and was completely played out! .That's amazing! I mowed all summer except for August which Leslie and John paid to have mowed for me and was fine with it. I usually mowed both the front and the back one day and saved the west side for the next day. I did that all summer. It never exhausted me.  But I am played out now. So I got hold of Krystal and asked her if one of her girls could mow for me one last time to mow the leaves. I haven't heard back from her yet.

I even have a hacking cough from the effort. I may have to pay someone to do my yard next year. By then I will be 84. Wow! Now I wish I had my little Dixon mower. I could ride it and mow. Trouble is..it didn't have a bag like this one of John and Leslie's does.

Oh well....maybe after I rest up, I can finish the front. It's 4:23PM now.

More later...

I didn't ever rest up enough to finish the front yard. Maybe this afternoon I can get it finished. There's really no rush. The grass is not growing. I contacted the mother of the little girls, Krystal who mowed for me in August to see if one of the girls would mow this last time for me, but she never got back with me.

So I will try to get it done myself later this afternoon as long as the weather holds.

Nancy came over later this afternoon. She was anxious to find out what happened to Dale's friend, Josh, who died last week and I saw the funeral procession at the Cornerstone Church on Friday. I had heard he had committed suicide but I am not sure who told me that. We found the obit online at the Chronicle but, of course, it didn't give the reason for his death.

After she left I watched TV for awhile. Bull was on at 7:00PM and I contacted her to tell her about it. She had wanted to check it out. It is usually on Monday evenings at 9:00PM.

After that was over I took my bath and watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and then went on to bed a little after 9:00PM.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Saturday and Another Cold day

The neat thing about cold weather (if there is anything neat about it) is that I seem to sleep a lot better. I cover my legs with additional afghans  I slept through the night last night and got up at my usual 5:00AM. I have dressed and got myself ready for the day and had my oatmeal and coffee and even fed the cats. Poor things...I wonder where they will spend the winter for shelter.

I was reading the New York Times headlines this morning and found this bit of news.

"President Trump offered a vivid account of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “crying and screaming” in the final minutes before his death. The only problem: No one else knows what he’s talking about." 

Why am I not surprised.  Another figment of his fantasy over- active imagination.

I don't have a plan for today.  I may do my usual "Thursday"  cleaning. It's Friday, I know, but I never got around to cleaning yesterday. I will at least do my bare floors and if the spirit moves me, I may vacuum too.

I do need to go to the library when it opens and take that audio book back to them. Hopefully, they will be open today on their regular schedule. For some strange reason, they were closed yesterday...all day.

Tuesday is election day in Kansas.  I must remember to go vote for the Kansas people.  I believe we vote at the Cornerstone Church. I was by there yesterday and there must have been a hundred cars there and fire trucks and police cars. I had to detour down the road a piece down by Spears to get to the Dollar General store.  Later when I was out again, there was a huge funeral procession coming north down the highway to the cemetery . It must have been a huge funeral.

More later......I went to the library after it opened. I wanted to go to the post office but they had closed at 10:00AM in Caney. So I went to Joyce's store and had a hot fudge sundae.  It was delicious.  

Then I called Nancy to see if she wanted to run down to Bartlesville with me. She was sick again.  I had gone to Mildred's Market for her Christmas open house and bought another Montana West purse.  It had been plainly marked $49.00 and had been marked down to $17.00.  It was brand new and still had the original tags on it. So then I went on down to TJ Maxx in Bartlesville and bought another billfold that matched the purse. It was also a fraction of it's original price.

I got home and checked my e-mail and I had a notice from Cox that my last payment had not gone through. They wanted me to send them my banking information and I knew that it had gone through because it had showed up on my bank statement. But it was a cox.net address that it came from so I called Cox and checked it out.  They agreed that I had paid the bill. The e-mail had said they billed my Discover card. I don't have a Discover card.  

So even though it came from cox.net, it was a phishing scam. I told the woman I talked to at Cox that I was forwarding that e-mail on to their phishingreport@cox.net address so they could check it out before some of their other customers could be scammed. I sent it on to their scam checking address because if the scam had come to me with their real e-mail address on it, some other old person may have bit and given out their billing/bank information and could be fleeced.

Anyhow, I knew I had paid my last bill on October 10th and that is what their records said too.  My next bill will be paid on November 13th. 

Now I am going to warm up some leftover soup I had yesterday and eat the rest of that for my late lunch. It is 4:30PM now.

More later.... 

I ate the soup and watched "Bull" on CBS TV at 7:00PM. Evidently because of the football game they moved it up to 7:00PM instead of 9:00PM tonight.  After that, I took my bath and watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" before I went to bed at 9:00PM. 


Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday and Rent Day

I slept like a log last night. It was probably because the room was cool plus the fact that I did not watch TV or work on the computer. I read all evening..I slept until after 5:00AM this morning.

I dressed and had my oatmeal and coffee this morning. Then I fed the cats. Two of them were waiting for me to open the door and feed them. I will need to buy cat food today...again.. 

The desktop computer locks up a lot. Sometimes I can reboot it and it will work for awhile. But soon it locks up again. Luckily I have Scott's old laptop too and it works fine. It runs Windows 7 and is no problem at all. As a back up, I also have the notebook Keith bought me last year. But the desktop is the one connected to the printer.  Next month when I am ready to do the class newsletter, I will need to get Cox to get the laptop connected to that.printer.

I imagine Suzanne will be by today to pick up the rent check since it's the 1st of November..

More later.....

I went by the store today and bought some more cat food and some oatmeal and cakes mixes. That's all I needed today.  I had some tomato bisque soup for lunch  with crackers and cheese. It was very good. Now I want to get some peach tea. I am still using up the last gallon of peach tea I bought this summer. I was going to get some coffee cake mix but they were out.

Suzanne called this morning and said she would be by to get the rent check this afternoon. She may have already been by.

No, she hasn't. Well, I have done all the going I am going to do this afternoon unless I take the audio book back to the Caney library after she leaves. I have another book to read on my Kindle so if I can't see anything else I want to read there, I will read that.

More even later...

I took the audio book back after Suzanne left. They are going to Branson for a few days.

The Caney library was closed...unexpectedly. Now I will have to make another trip up there again tomorrow afternoon sometime..They have irregular hours and are only open half days most days. I have a record of what days they are open and what hours each day but suddenly they close without any reason. Ho Hum!

It's nice this afternoon and I was going to wash my car but the car wash here would not accept my bank card no matter which way I inserted it so it will just have to remain dirty. I decided not to try to insert the $4.00 in cash for fear it would take my money and still not begin the car wash. It's strange.

More later... . .

I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and then took my bath and got ready for bed. It's almost 8:00PM now but really too early for bed.  If I can get this computer to work, I will play some solitaire to kill some time. Then at 9:00PM, I will go on to bed.



  


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday and Rent Day Tomorrow

The rent is due tomorrow and since I don't get my social security until the 13th of November, I transferred some money from my savings so I could pay it on time.

I got up pretty early. I woke up the first time at 2:00AM and finally got back to sleep until 3:30AM when I just got up. I had several things on my mind. I need to get the church brief in to the Journal and also get Leann's birthday card ready to be sent off today. Her birthday is the 3rd of November. I also wrote the rent check and got it ready to put out for Suzanne.

I rebooted this desktop computer...it gets slower and slower and sometimes rebooting it helps. Funny, the laptop is running Windows 7 and it is just fine.The problem with this one is that it is running Windows 10 and it doesn't have the capacity to handle it. But Microsoft didn't ask me if I wanted Windows 10, it just downloaded it one night. The computer has been struggling ever since.  Cox tells me it has been nothing but trouble for them.

More later...I had better check out the cat food.

I fed the cats and later started the chili.

I got hold of Atmos Energy about my bill.  I never got one this month. They said I had $23.57 that was past due. I just paid one for over $43.00 on the 30th of October. I don't think they know what they're doing.  They have just merged with another company. They had my e-mail address wrong for one thing. I scheduled the $23.57 for tomorrow. Hopefully I am paid up now.

Nancy called to be sure she was to come at noon. I assured her she was. I made up the chili and later at noon, Nancy showed up. She really seemed to enjoy the chili and I sent some home with her.  I have freetos to put into it and also some sharp cheddar cheese.I kept enough for another bowl myself. We had a nice visit and the about 2:00PM, she left.  She was concerned about her friend Judy who fell. Judy is in the Bartlesville hospital for surgery. She broke some bones in her fall.

I got another package returned through the mail.They didn't forward it to Richard Kerns and he is still in South Coffeyville. That's strange. They just returned it to me. It's almost 3:00PM now and cooking lunch is all I got done today.

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday. It's always the first Sunday in November. I am speaking at church on that Sunday too.

Nancy and I really enjoyed the chili and the company too. I sent some of the leftover chili home with her. I kept enough for another lunch tomorrow.

After she left I worked on the desktop for awhile and then picked up my book. I read all afternoon and before I went to bed, I finished it. I actually couldn't  put it down.

I took my bath and went on to bed at 9:00PM. Very good book about the innocence project. Grisham believes there are thousands of innocent people in America's prisons. I am not surprised...

Wednesday and Another Good Night's Sleep

I woke up fairly early and it was 26 degrees out and I decoded not to go to Coffeyville until it got light. It was misting besides. I texted Bob I would be coming over after it got light and he was o.k. about that. He probably didn't want to get out at 7:00AM in the mist anyhow.

I got myself ready for the day and had my oatmeal for breakfast and fed the cats.

Then about 8:00AM, I started for Coffeyville. I needed to get my hair done, get some gas and go to the library. Coffeyville's library had notified me that  they had the new John Grisham book now and I was next in line to check it out. Instead of listening to it on audio, I really wanted to read it for myself so after I had my hair done, I got my gas and dropped by the library and checked it out. I went to Walmart and bought my few needed groceries. Then I went on back home. By them it was 10:30AM. I called Nancy and asked her is she still wanted to eat lunch at Copan and she did!  So I told her I would pick her up at noon and we would go.

That's what we did. While we were there, we saw Karen Rankin and a friend of hers and visited awhile. Karen had had her auction a couple of weekend ago and we wanted to ask her how that went. It was a financial disappointment but she got rid of about a third of the stuff she had accumulated and made a couple of thousand dollars on a sailboat she sold, so she was happy enough. I went on to the restroom and left Nancy there to pay our bill (she insisted). When I returned, we were ready to leave. She wanted to come by my place for awhile. She was tired of her own company.

Soon Karen came by and came in. Nancy had forgotten to pay the bill and the waitress wanted Karen to tell her to pay it next time she was in. Nancy wanted to go right back and take care of it and so we returned to the restaurant and she paid it.She had simply been busy visiting and forgotten about it. We were so glad Karen told us. When we got back to town, I took Nancy home.  I invited her over tomorrow for chili. It was supposed to be cold again. She will come over tomorrow at noon for the chili. I may have to remind her.

After I got back home, I dug into the book and read until time for the CBS evening news.  After that, I took my bath re-dressed my toe and watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and went on to bed at 9:00PM. I was pretty tired.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday and a Great Night's Sleep

I slept very well last night. I only woke up once and then I got right back to sleep until 5:30AM. Slept like a rock!  Great for a change!

I have got myself ready for the day and fed myself and the one little gray kitten that is usually waiting for me to come add the cat food to the bowls. Then she/he digs right in.

I need to get my trash container out to the curb before too long. That's about all I have to do today. It's supposed to be rain changing to snow tomorrow....in October...what next? Weird weather for October!

I don't know whether I will go to Coffeyville tomorrow or not. I do have my hair appointment and I need to pick up a book at the Coffeyville library too. They notified me yesterday that it was in.

Mama cat is out there eating now. It is very cold out there so they are slow coming over. It's 37 degrees out there. Poor little cats! 

More later...It's only 6:32AM.

I watched the CBS news until 10:00AM and then read awhile. At 11:30, I cooked some Chicken and Cheese Taquitoes  for my lunch.. That, and some hot tea seemed to be enough for awhile. I did have an ice cream bar for dessert though.

Michael Estes, my mailman, just went by on State. He will be back shortly with any mail I get. It will probably just be my Reporter newspaper. Michael went to school with Keith...if I recall correctly. Here he is now. I will go check the mail. It's 12:00 noon. Be back soon.

I got the Reporter and some junk mail besides a dun from AARP for my membership.I sent them a check.

Tomorrow my Atmos gas bill is due. It is not much yet this month. Just $45.80. Next month will be a different story though.

More later....

I went over to the Caney Library this afternoon. I wondered if they had the new book by John Grisham called "The Guardians". They didn't, but they had some CDs  of it on audio that they had just received. I checked those out. I just like to read a book myself instead of listening to it being read to me.  I will be going over to Coffeyville tomorrow to get my hair done and perhaps go to breakfast with Bob. I will check if the library there saved the book for me. They contacted me yesterday to say I was next in line for it. They have three copies. One is back and I was next on the list. I told them I would be over on Wednesday.

It's very chilly today. I have the furnace turned up to 74 today and I am still chilly.

I went over to our garage here during the lunch hour and asked the man there to check my tires. The icon on the dash said I had low tires. That always happens in winter. I usually check them myself and stop at a Casey's and fill them up myself but I just wasn't up to it today. I guess it was too chilly for me to want to do that. They seemed glad to do it for me though. I was glad to let them. They seemed quite nice.

I listened to the book through the first CD. There are a lot of them in the holder.

It is 4:17PM now and I am going to put a sweater on. I talked to Nancy awhile ago and she wants to go to lunch on Thursday. I thought we might go down to Copan to the truck stop. I told her I would call her Thursday before noon and ask her how she felt. You never know about Nancy, because half the time she is sick to her stomach or has diarrhea. And she won't go to a doctor.

Right now I need to get a sweater on. More later...

I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" but it's only 8:00PM now and if I go to bed that early, I won't sleep well at all. So I am playing some solitaire for awhile. There's really nothing I am interested in on TV on Tuesday evenings. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain and later that evening, it is supposed to snow. I need to get my hair done tomorrow morning and go to the market and also the library in Coffeyville. I may have to get gas too. I have at least a half a tank..perhaps even more.  It will depend on the weather. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday and a Pretty Good Night's Sleep

I slept pretty well last night. I woke up once or twice but managed to get right back to sleep. I was so tired from the lack of sleep the night before.

I see Blue Cross/Blue Shield came out of my bank account last night. In January that $289.00 will become $312.70 as the premium goes up again. After age 80, it was never to have raised again. That's how much you can trust Blue Cross/ Blue Shield's word.

And my social security doesn't come in until the 13th in November. So to pay the rent, I will need to transfer some money out of my savings until then because the rent is due on the 1st, which is Friday.

I will do laundry today. I need to strip my bed again and do the towels and underwear.

Right now I need to get dressed and have my oatmeal and coffee for breakfast.

So more later...

I stripped my bed and have the wash, the bedding and the other things in the basket done.  They are all in the dryer now. I have dressed and had my breakfast too. I have also fed the various cats and kittens. I will have to go to Dollar General and get some more cat food today. When you are feeding two ferrel adult cats and four kittens, it takes a lot of cat food. I also need to get some bread. I generally don't eat bread but Suzanne gave me some meatloaf yesterday before she left. She thought it would make some good sandwiches. I also will need some bread for the communion on next Sunday. Then I will send the remainder of the loaf home with Bob.

When the sheets are dry, I will remake the bed and by then, Dollar General should be open.

More even later...

I remade the bed and put away the laundry. Now I am watching the CBS news. It's a little after 9:00AM now. After that is over, I will go to Dollar General.

More later...

I called Nancy to see how she was feeling today and she was perky and fine and she wanted to go to breakfast. I had had breakfast but it was almost noon so I decided to have brunch instead. So I picked her up and we went to Eggberts. She insisted on picking up the tab. So I let her. We really take turns picking up the tab. She wanted to drop by the museum and see what was going on there, so we did that first. Afterward, I dropped by the apartment to pick up my list and we went to Dollar General. She bought some Halloween candy and some soup and I got bread and cat food. Ordinarily, I don't buy bread but I have to do the communion next Sunday so I thought I would use it there. Suzanne left me that meatloaf for meatloaf sandwiches yesterday so I will also make some meatloaf sandwiches. Then I will give the rest of the bread to Bob on Wednesday.

After that I took Nancy home and came home myself. It is chilly today and I have the furnace up to 73 degrees. It is still chilly.

More later...

I worked on my talk for Sunday this afternoon. I went over it. It will be  a small congregation next Sunday. Two or three of the congregation told me they would be out of town next Sunday.

About 7:00PM, I took my bath and bandaged my toe again and put my PJs on. I am trying to stay up until 9:00PM when "Bull" comes on. It's one of two TV shows I watch. "Lucky Dog" on Saturday morning on CBS is the other show I watch. The rest is trash in my opinion. Television has gone either stupid or horrifying.  I don't need to be horrified at my age or watch stupidity either. There's enough wrong with our world anymore. It doesn't need any more inspiration for violence or stupidity.

After "Bull" is over, I will go on to bed at 10:00PM.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sunday and Another Poor Night's Sleep

I slept poorly last night. I first woke up at 12:30PM and then it was off and on the rest of the night. I finally got up a little after 4:00AM.

I dressed and got ready for the day. In a little while I will start my coffee cake. I have had my oatmeal and coffee and chai and fed the cats too. The little gray one was waiting for me to open the door and fill the dishes when I opened the door at 5:00AM. Soon the large yellow Tom cat showed up too but this time he behaved himself. I guess he wasn't interested in having an old woman manning a broom after him. I guess I'd better get that coffee cake going. It's 6:00AM now. I have my cake for the Christian Church in my freezer and I will take it to church too and put it in the freezer there for Bob to pick up on Tuesday.

More later...

O.K. The coffeecake is in the oven baking and I have started the glaze I put on it for an icing.

I have added cat food to their bowls again. They had pretty much eaten all of the original food I had put in there. As soon as I moved away from the door, the little gray kitten came back to eat more.I don't know whether the Tom cat will be back or not.  No, the gray kitten is gone now and the small yellow kitten is eating now. The Tom is gone too. This is the kitten he was fighting yesterday when I took out after them with the broom. One went one direction the the other went in the opposite direction.

More later..

I left at 8:30AM to get to church. I got there at 9:00AM and cut the coffee cake and swept up the bugs and emptied the trash in the bathrooms.  I put the cake in the freezer.

Nancy called me and was quite disturbed. She said she felt terrible and was very sick and asked me to take her to the hospital. I told her I was at church miles away in Coffeyville and suggested she call Sara who lives on her block.

After church Phyllis and Bob and I went to "Just Us" for lunch. The Simmons' met us there and ate lunch with us.

Afterward, I came on back home and worked on the newsletters and got three of them in the mail box with the flag up..

About 3:30PM or so Suzanne came to change out three light bulbs for me. One was in the foyer, one was in the den. (That one still didn't work after a new bulb was put in.) Suzanne is going to have the electrician take a look at it.  The third one was the garage door light that comes on when the garage door goes up.  She sprayed WD-40 on the track to make it move smoother. It is 4:45PM now and I sure have not got much done today.

 I tried to call Nancy this evening. No one answered. I called Sara and she had not heard from Nancy and suggested I call Dale, her cousin. I did that and he went by to see her. She had not been taking her meds and had run out of them. He gave her a pill for nausea. He thought she was better after that.

Sara told me David and his wife are coming Thanksgiving. Nancy was mixed up.

It's a little after 5:30PM now and I guess I'll go wait for 60 Minutes to come on TV. 60 Minutes was 30 minutes late thanks to a football game. After I watched it, I took my bath and dressed my toe again. I am trying to kill about 45 minutes before I go to bed. I hope I sleep better tonight.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Saturday and a Good Night's Sleep

I had another good night's sleep last night.

I tried to text Bob as I usually do about 6:30AM and never heard a thing back So I tried to call him and his phone went straight to voice mail. So I called Joanne and woke her up. She couldn't raise him either so she went over to check on him. They had been to a concert in Independence last night and he had turned off his phone. He had forgotten to turn it back on. She told him to call me right away so he did.

I was glad he was o.k.

I don't have plan for today except to dust but I am waiting for the CBS news to finish first.

I have fed the cats and kittens this morning and that big Tom came over to chase the others away. They are his kittens.When he attacked the smaller yellow one,  I took my broom and chased him away. There is plenty of food for all of them. I am not going to let him bully the others. After awhile one of the smaller gray ones came back to eat and big yellow came back to eat too. But he didn't bother the smaller kitten this time.

Suzanne is coming over Sunday afternoon to put three light bulbs in the sockets where the three burned out ones are. I don't feel secure about climbing on my step stool to try to change them myself. I can usually get the globe off and the light bulb screwed in but the I can't get the globe back on. The last time this happened, I got that far but had to have Steve come to put  the globe back on. For one thing, my step stool is not tall enough to reach the ceiling fixture to unscrew the globe easily.

More later...

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The "keeping room" at Ginger and Scott's new home.

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View from kitchen to second living room and breakfast nook.... pool/hot tub being put in tonight.


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Living room at new home.

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Keeping room (Scott's man cave) and breakfast nook.

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Looking into living room from entry.

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From living room into entryway, dining room and kitchen .

More later...I want to watch the Ohio State football game at 11:00AM

I watched the Ohio State Wisconsin football game this afternoon and then finished reading my Kindle book. I haven't eaten anything but a package of nuts all afternoon....and that during the game.

I did go out to Dollar General this afternoon  and buy some more dry and also wet swifter cloths. I was out of the wet ones and nearly out of the dry ones.

It's 5:15PM now and I am thinking of just having some yogurt for supper.

I will watch the news and then CBS news and then watch "Murder She Wrote" again before bath at 7:00PM and bedtime at 9:00PM.  

Nancy called this evening and David didn't come after all. She was expecting his wife and him on Wednesday but he didn't show. She wanted to know what I had been doing too. I feel so sorry for her. David seldom calls and when he does and plans to come then he doesn't show up..He is her only child too.

Pitiful!