Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday and Bored Stiff

I slept well again last night and was up about 5:00AM as usual. I had my breakfast after I dressed and then watched the news, I read all morning on my last John Gresham book. 

I called Nancy a little while ago and she is sick at her stomach again.  I was going to see if she wanted to go for lunch but after she told me how she was feeling, I wish she would let me take her to the emergency room. I can't imagine why she avoids learning what the problem is. She has been sick off and on for several months.

I just put my roast on to cook with potatoes and onions. I added some carrots too. I will slow cook it for several hours. Then I will have a late dinner.

Tomorrow I will make my corn casserole for the dinner at Melissa's after church.  Bob will bring his pumpkin bread.  He called and talked to me for some time last evening.

I have the Reporter in the mail. I will read it shortly.

More later....

I read the Reporter and both Chet's and Juanita's obits were in it.

I got very hungry and so I went up to the Pizza Hut and had a personal pan pizza  It was o.k. At least I am no longer hungry.  I wanted to wash my car but the automatic car wash was closed for some reason. It is almost warm out and I can't imagine why they had it closed. It is 59 degrees outside.

I guess I will get back to my book.  More even later...

Well, I finished that last John Gresham book. It was pretty predictable. "The King of Torts".  I had it figured out long before I was half through with it.

I took my bath and put my pjs on shortly after 6:00PM and then watched TV the rest of the evening. I went to bed shortly before 9:00PM.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday and Another Slow Day

I slept exceptionally well last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I had my oatmeal breakfast after I dressed for the day and a couple of cups of coffee and Chai.

Scott called this morning and we had a good visit. It had been awhile but I know he is very busy. He loves his new job and that is wonderful! He agreed to try to call every week or ten days and that was neat. Keith calls like that...every week or ten days. I usually see Leslie at church and anytime I have a need for her for something I can't do myself. My boys and their wives and Leslie and my son-in-law, John, are very helpful. I am very blessed.

I want to ask John if he will pick up the flowerbed he built for me at the other apartment the next time he is in Coffeyville with his pickup. They couldn't get it on the truck when we moved but he did get it uncovered and set against the front of the apartment. This spring I would like to have it. I will plant flowers in it if I have it here.

I have been watching the news. I may clean today and go out to Dollar General and check out their cloth valances. If they have any of the correct size, I may buy some and some of those Command hooks and some nice rods to hang them with.  I have decided I cannot afford the Roman blinds I had hoped to buy and may just use the mini blinds that are already up with valances above them for color and a more finished look. Those Roman blinds would be over $1200. for just four windows and I just don't have that kind of money to spend ...even in my savings.  I also need light bulbs for my night night. I can probably get those there too.

More later....

I ordered a cloth valance from Amazon and it is supposed to be here on Saturday (tomorrow).  I went out to Dollar General and bought a rod and some Command hooks to hang it with. They didn't have any valances. Leslie will try to come Tuesday afternoon to hang the one for the dining room for me. If that works out, I will order some more from Amazon. The next one will be for the bedroom. Last of all, I will order two for the living room. One will be as large as the one for the dining room and one will be smaller. ...the same size as the bedroom one. I am not too sure what color I will want for the living room ones. I will ask her opinion.

Nancy called and wanted to go get coffee at Eggberts. I agreed to pick her up. I did that and we went out to Eggberts. The Karen I knew from Nanny La Rose back in the 1980s was there with another Karen friend of hers and we sat with them and visited until 10:30AM when Nancy ordered lunch. We stayed until afternoon. Then I stayed at Nancy's awhile until I needed to come home and polish off the chili that I had left. Then next, I texted John and asked him to bring my flowerbed over here the next time he was in Coffeyville with his truck. He agreed and I will plant flowers in it in the spring. That is good of him!

I came home and read the Reader's Digest that was in the mail today.  I really should vacuum since I did not get that done yesterday.

So more even later...

I did vacuum and later Keith called too. It is so good to hear from my kids. The boys agreed to call me every week or ten days.

I read all evening and finally watched a 20/20 program I had recorded. Then I took my bath and got ready for bed.

I went to bed about 9:00PM.  

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday and Another Trip to the Library

I slept well again last night and got up shortly before 5:00AM. I dressed and ate my small bowl of oatmeal and watched the weather on TV.

Later this morning I will go back to the library. I need another couple of books. I think I have finished all of John Gresham's books now.  I don't know who I will start on next. And I don't have a plan for today. I may clean. This is Thursday, my regular cleaning day. I did my one load of laundry yesterday morning.

I want to eat the rest of my chili, cheese and crackers for my lunch today and then put the roast on in the morning with those new potatoes. I meant to buy carrots yesterday at Country Mart but forgot.

More later....

It's a good thing I looked at my calendar this morning. I have a 10:00AM doctor's appointment with Dr. Christensen this morning in Coffeyville.  I may remember getting my carrots for my roast while I am over there this morning. My previous doctor, Dr. Gillis, retired last month so I changed to Dr. Christensen, Bob's doctor.  I have been to him once when Dr. Gillis was out of town so I know him. Besides, I have gone with Bob to see him several times.

Anyhow, more later...

I saw Dr. Christensen and he is going to be fine for me. He didn't argue with me when I told him I wasn't going to have either a colonoscopy or a mammography.  I have had bad experiences with both of those things. I also went to Walmart and got the few things I needed.  Then I dropped by the senior center and visited briefly with Janet.  Then I came on back home and had another bowl of my chili and some cheese and crackers for lunch. It had mostly thawed and I just heated it up again. It was good. I had frozen it last week.

I had a difficult time downloading the Chronicle again. I just couldn't get it done at all on the desktop computer. So I used the laptop. Evidently it is that USB wireless adapter. It is too slow.

More even later. I had better go watch the news.

I watched the news until 6:00PM and took my bath and put my pjs on to be ready for bed. The news  went off and since there was nothing else of interest, I read until 8:00PM and I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer so I went on to bed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday and an Inch of Snow

I slept well last night and got up about 5:30AM. I have dressed and had my oatmeal and coffee, Chai Latte and Caramel Cappuccino. I am full.

The street looks fairly clear but I don't plan on going anywhere. I still have a book to finish and another to read too. There may be bunco at Asbury Village this afternoon. I am not sure if I will drive over there or not. I will play it by ear. If I do go over there, I will stop by Country Mart and buy a small roast. I will have it cut into two small roasts so I wouldn't have to eat roast for a week.I still have a serving of chili in the freezer here.

I read all evening last night until bedtime. This book is o.k....not as good as some others he has written.

I see the city of Coffeyville has finally taken my final electric bill out of my bank account. I got my new checks yesterday with my new address etc. on them.  I still have no gas bill or water/sewer bill for Caney yet. I paid the Westar electric bill earlier this month. I am very interested in seeing how much the utilities are going to be here.

More later....

I finished "The Last Jurer" another John Gresham book. I have one more to go.

I called Asbury Village and they are still having their bunco game this afternoon. I plan to attend. It starts at 2:00PM until 3:45PM. It will give me something fun to do besides read. I need some fellowship.  I may also stop at Country Mart and buy a roast and have it cut into two small roasts. I will see how it goes.

More even later....

Shannon Goode, Juanita's granddaughter, called me today about Juanita's and Chet's deaths.  She had completely ignored Juanita for three years after she moved to Florida. I was not surprised that she made it to the area for the reading of the will, etc.

I went to bunco and had a good time. Then I went by Country Mart and bought a small roast.  I will eat the rest of my chili (I thawed it yesterday)  tomorrow for lunch and cook the roast and potatoes in my slow cooker for Friday.  I may fix myself a small salad to go with it. I made up some more peach tea this morning.

I read all the rest of the afternoon and until 11:00PM when I finished the second book and went to bed. Tomorrow I will return them to the library.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday and Hairdo Day

I slept well again last night. I did wake up a couple of times but got right back to sleep. I got up shortly after 5:00AM and had coffee and Chai Latte. I have planned to have breakfast with Bob and take him the cake boxes in my trunk. I only had the large one. I don't know what happened to the small one. I will look in the garage.

I left here shortly before 7:00AM to pick him up for breakfast.  We ate at Eggberts and I had an omelet. That should perhaps hold me for lunch. If the weather holds, I will take these two books back to the library and get some more. They don't open on Tuesdays until 12:00 noon. It's a little after 10:00AM now and so far, no bad weather.

I did a load of laundry early this morning and it is in the dryer now.

More later...

Esther texted me this afternoon and asked me what my car insurance was going to be and the renter's insurance too.  They have three paydays in March and she wants me to put aside the money for those expenses. I looked them up and told Esther I would save the money for the payments. Those kids are so thoughtful for even thinking of those coming expenses.

I called the City of Coffeyville to see if the final payment for my Coffeyville electric bill had been paid. The woman there told me it was posted today. It was $92.00 and change. I had scheduled it for the 16th. They posted it today. Between the weekend and the Monday holiday, it arrived later then usual. But it was not late.

There was no sign of snow when I finally went to the library at 12:30 or so. I got two new books and turned in the ones I had read. About halfway though the afternoon Nancy called and wanted to bring me some of the vegetables that her niece had brought to her. She wanted to share them with me. She brought me some potatoes, green onions, oranges, coleslaw cabbage, and lettuce. I told her I would cook something with it. I may buy a small roast and put it and the potatoes and some onions in the slow cooker and have some of it for a meal.

Halfway through the afternoon, after I had read for an hour or so I noticed it was snowing outside. There is probably an inch or so of snow on the ground but it has stopped snowing now. It is 32 degrees out there now. It may begin snowing again later tonight.

It is 6:00PM now and I have read most of the afternoon. In an hour, I will take my bath and plan to go on to bed at 9:00PM.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday and President's Day

I slept well last night and got up around 5:30AM.  I will bake my cake today and see what the weather will bring tomorrow when I usually go to Coffeyville to have breakfast with Bob and get my hair done and run my errands. If it's decent, I may take it over to the church today and put it in the freezer there just in case the weather channel gets our weather right this time...for a change..

More later...

I have baked my cake and it is cooling. After it's completely cooled, I will ice it. Then I will decide whether to take it over the the church.

I am reading the last book I have checked out at our library here. It is Gresham's "Gray Mountain". So far, so good.  I read all evening last night and when I went to bed, I slept well.  Reading instead of watching TV helps me get sleepy.  It is 19 degrees here now....very cold.

I have been watching CBS News and they have an active investigation going into problems with maintenance  at Southwest Airlines. Most of the airlines try hard to keep their planes in the air so they can maximize profits. Sometimes that is at the expense of safety for their crews and passengers as they skip regular maintenance. What a tragedy!

More even later...

I got my cake done and iced and then Nancy called and came over and wanted to eat breakfast with me at Eggberts. I made it brunch since I had had my oatmeal but we had a good visit.

She brought me home and I read some before deciding to take my cake to the church and put it in the freezer.  I did that and came back the other way, through the airport road and down 75 to Caney.  It was sunshiny and a nice drive.

I will meet Bob tomorrow for breakfast in the morning since the bad weather is supposed to start after noon. I will then get my hair done at 9:00AM and go to the market if I need to do that. I will go to Walmart or Dollar Tree  to get those two things...a  cake mix and pan for the next cake. I have icing. I bought one at Country Mart on their $1.00 aisle the last time I was in Coffeyville.

Right now I will get back to my book. If I finish it, I will return these two tomorrow if I am able to get that last one finished before the bad weather begins.

More later....

I took my cake out to the church after lunch and will read to finish the second book. 

Well, I finished the second book and will return both of them tomorrow afternoon.  It's after 6:00PM now and I will take my bath at 7:00PM and get ready to go to bed at 9:00PM.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday and Cancelled Church

The roads are icy this morning and the pastors have cancelled church. Too many of our people come from way out of town and since we are in the country and the roads are too treacherous to have them drive in from Neodesha, I guess I will just stay in. I thought about visiting a local church but they may be cancelled too. Most all churches anymore are made up of older people who are not safe to drive on icy roads, let alone walk on icy sidewalks.

I will just watch the weather on TV. Too many TV evangelists are strictly fundamentalist in their belief systems and I would be horrified I am sure.  😉

More later...

About 10:30AM, I went out and checked the streets. They were ice at all. I had a prescription to pick up at the Independence Walgreens store so I decided to go up and get it. While there, I would go to Walmart and get a couple of things I needed from there too and then stop at their Braums and get milk. I got all that ice at all.

When I got back to Caney I noticed that Casey's still had $1.99 on their gas so I got 10 gallons. That was 10 cents a gallon cheaper then Independence and 5 cents a gallon cheaper then Coffeyville.

Then the really bad news came in. I got a call from Georgianna, Juanita's (my blind friend who would have turned 94 in October) cleaning lady,  Juanita's son, Chet, who just turned 70 last week, had had a diagnosis of 4th stage lung cancer last month and he died on Wednesday. Juanita had a stroke a week ago, and she died yesterday. Michele, Chet's wife, is overwhelmed. Not only has she lost her husband but she also has now has lost her mother-in-law, Juanita. She is inconsolable.  I don't know how much help her two sets of twins will be.

I must get a letter off to Michele and the family and a sympathy card as well.

I wrote her a letter and sent a card as well. It won't go out until tomorrow since today is President's Day and that's a national holiday.

I spent the evening watching TV and reading. At 7:00PM I took my bath and at 9:00PM I went on to bed.