Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday and Another New Kitty

I got up close to 5:00AM this morning, dressed and had my oatmeal and coffee and even my Chai. I opened the front door and two kittys were out there. One was the regular little gray cat and the other was a tiny little black kitty. Both were eating but when they saw me they ran away. I put more food in the dish out there and finally the tiny one came back. Now they are both out there eating. What have I started!! :) I need more cat food again.

I am watching CBS This Morning Saturday Morning now and was surprised to find Jeff Glor is one of their new hosts on the show. I am glad they are making good use of him. They treated him shabbily in my opinion.

I don't have a plan for today.  I am thinking about going up to Independence and talking to customer service about the ink cartridge I recently bought. I started printing off some new church directories and it only printed the cover in black ink. After that, it printed in green ink. I pay over $45.00 for those extra large cartridges and I expect better from them.

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I discovered I had another load of laundry...mostly towels and underwear to do so I began that.  It's in the dryer now. It's only 8:12AM now so I am simply playing solitaire as I wait for the dryer to finish.

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I finished the laundry and went over to Coffeyville to return an ink cartridge that was defective at Walmart.  Then I stopped at Karan's and took her the two new directories I had printed off. Then I came on back home and ate lunch and watched a couple of recorded programs I had recorded this morning. 

I dropped by Nancy's but she was sick to her stomach again and didn't come to the door.  Later, I called her and sure enough, she was sick again.

I thought about mowing the back yard but it is 2:30PM and really hot out there.It is 86 degrees out there. I will wait and see how it is this evening. I would rather wait until Sunday evening or even Monday or Tuesday...before my hair appointment on Wednesday.

So more later....

At 6:00PM, I went out and mowed the back yard and part of the side yard. Now all I have to do is the rest of the side yard.  I won't beat the rain on that one, I know.

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But at least the front and the back are finished. Maybe I can get the rest of the side yard before Wednesday, before I get my hair done.

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 The flowerbed is still looking pretty full. I will weed it later too. Right now I want to get something to drink and take my bath. It is 6:40PM right now.

It's 7:15PM now and I have had a couple of glasses of peach tea and a bath and feel like a new woman! In about an hour and 45 minutes, I will go to bed and I should sleep like a baby. 

It's 7:45PM now and it is thundering but not yet raining...but it's going to, I know.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday and Dusting

I didn't make it until 9:00PM last night. I went to bed at 8:30PM. I slept well and woke up about 4:30AM and went to the bathroom. The room was cold so I looked at the thermostat and it was set on 71. No wonder! I turned it up to 77 and went back to bed.  I got up near 5:00AM.  So I have dressed and had my breakfast and coffee and am now enjoying my Chai.

The only thing I plan for today is to dust the apartment.  I will not mow the back or side yards today. We are forecast for 95 degrees.It will have to cool down before I will get out in that heat and mow!

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I deadheaded the flowers in the hanging pot in the front and watered the flowerbed in the back and fed the little gray kitty. He/she is so shy. I don't know whether we will ever make friends. I went out and "kitty, kittyed" him/her but he/she was just too shy to come over to me. He/she just laid down in the grass and looked at me. But at least this time he/she did not run away.

While it was only 82 degrees, I went out with my trimmer and trimmed the mowed grass and also the back yard around the fence and the side yard.  If I don't get it mowed, it will at least look a little neater. It is too damp to mow just yet or I would do that. However at 8:45AM, my neighbors might not like it much.

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Nancy came by about 9:30AM and wanted to go to breakfast but I had had breakfast so I told her I would have brunch. This time..I bought. She bought last time.

I puttered around  all afternoon and didn't get much accomplished. I sat down to watch some Amazon Prime and fell asleep. I don't know how long I slept.

A couple of hours ago I took my bath and came into the den to play some solitaire. I don't know how long I have been at it.   But it's almost my bedtime now and I hope I will be able to sleep. I am not used to a nap. It's almost 9:00PM. I guess I will go to bed.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday and Cleaning Day

I slept well again last night and got up about 5:00AM and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I had my oatmeal and coffee and juice and am now working on my Chai. My younger son, Scott, just called and we had a chat about his week. He has been very busy.

I have fed the little gray cat and he/she sat by my front door and watched me while I talked to Scott. When I got off the phone, though, it was gone.

This morning I will wash my bare floors and later today I will vacuum the apartment.

Alice, my neighbor, moved into her home over at Edna yesterday. She will be back today and tomorrow to clean the apartment she left here at the duplex.

I contacted Steve, who mowed over at the fourplex, yesterday and asked him to give me a price on mowing for me here during July and August when the summer heat will probably be too much for me to do my own mowing. Robert Edens, who mowed for Alice, charges $40. a week and I think that's too much for such a small yard. I want to see what Steve would charge me. I may just wait until later in the day..close to evening... and see if it will cool down enough for me to do it myself. It depends on the price.

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I got the floors washed and the apartment vacuumed. All I lack is the dusting and I can do that this afternoon or tomorrow. I will see how I feel when I have rested awhile. It's only 9:39AM and so I have plenty of time.

I had Cox Complete Care work over both my computers this afternoon and tune them up. I believe it had been several months since I had had that done. They are both faster now. There was some malware on the laptop. The desktop was clean. But he must have really worked them over because now they are faster. I pay $9.98 a month for that service so I really must use it. It's almost 4:30PM now and I need to think about having my yogurt for supper.

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About 7:00PM, I decided to mow the front yard. It is 90 degrees out there but part of the front yard is in the shade and the yard has grown with all this rain.  So it's 7:30 now and the front is mowed.

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The rest will just have to wait. The side yard is larger and the back is not bothering me yet. But at least the front is done.

I brought in my little solar cat. It sat out this afternoon and soaked up the sunshine. Now it is fully charged .
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I ate my yogurt for supper and now in about 30 minutes I will take my bath and watch some more Amazon Prime. I will go to bed at 9:00PM as usual.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday and Visitors Today

I slept well again last night. I guess times for having to take melatonin are over.

I got up shortly before 5:00AM this morning and had my breakfast and dressed and watched the weather channel...which is my usual routine.  As soon as the weather on the eights comes on and I watch that, I go into the den and check my e-mail and work on this blog. This blog is really my journal.

I fed the little gray cat again this morning and then after he/she ate and left, covered the dish with a small tablet I had found. That keeps the snails and the birds out of it..I discovered that yesterday. The little cat knows to knock the tablet off the dish so he/she can eat. Smart little fellow/gal.

It rained hard last night but I slept well. I usually sleep well when it rains anyhow.

Diana and Tony are supposed to come this afternoon at 1:00PM or so. Diana is my eldest niece..Bob's oldest daughter.

I texted Steve Hoppock about mowing for me in July and August. He will give me a quote and I will see if I can afford him. I really don't think I would be up to mowing in July and August when it's in the 90's and 100s . It is hard enough when it's 84 degrees but I can manage that myself. And I need the exercise.  I just do each yard part and then rest and drink fluids between them.

Scott texted me this morning and told me my notifications were off on my phone and he hasn't been able to reach me by text or phone. I checked and for some reason  "do not disturb" was on. I turned it off. I tested it with Bob Avery and sure enough I hear a notification now when he texts me.

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Nancy came by midmorning and we went to brunch. We encountered Kelly there and sat with him and visited.We stayed a couple of hours. When I got back home I relaxed a little and then put more cat food in the bowl and put a pair of pliers on top of the tablet to keep it from blowing off.  Soon the yellow cat came by to eat. He/she saw the pliers on top of the tablet and moved them off and ate the food.

I didn't see the the little gray cat eat until Diana was here. She came about 1:00PM and stayed until 3:00PM or so. While we visited, Tony took the car to have the oil changed. The little dash light came on while they were on their way over here and he knew it needed to be changed. We had a good visit even though Tony didn't come in. He met her over at Janet's house after she left here. That's one of her friends from school here in Caney.

I went to the bank and also to buy gas again. I have done a lot of running around this week. The front yard needs mowing again but I just had my hair done on Tuesday so it will have to wait until next Tuesday. I get my hair and cut done on Wednesday next week.  I prefer to mow the day before it gets done.

It's 8:40PM right now and I have had my bath and have my pjs on and will go on to bed at 9:00PM

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday and a Hair Day

I slept well again last night but got up at 5:00AM. I need to leave here at 8:00AM to make my 8:30AM hair appointment. I have fed myself, dressed and fed the little gray cat and am having my Chai Latte now. It's only 6:10AM right  now so I have plenty of time.

I want to check the Coffeyville Walmart for those Walmart brand single meals. The Independence store didn't have too many. I want the sweet and sour chicken and they did not have those. They are only $1.88 in singles. You can't beat that for a meal. It's a lot cheaper then Schwans.

I am so glad I got the mowing done yesterday. We have a 70% chance of rain tonight.

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They are moving right along on my son and daughter-in-law's new home.

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Maybe they will be in it by fall after all.

He says "Back view bricking about finished. Rocking for the fire place soon and stain for the wood portions of the back porch. Then leveling of the back surrounding area with added dirt, pool/hot tub and retaining wall".
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Here is the front. 

He says: "Matching Shaker Wood to be added to upper white paper area's and two more dark metal pieces to both sides of the porch entry. Stone to the lower white paper area's around the home. Here they are working on the front porch."

They hope to be in it by September. 

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I got over to Coffeyville a little earlier then my appointment and Toni came out to the car and said to come on in...she was ready for me. I got my hair done and then I went out to the Coffeyville Walmart store where I found all the frozen Walmart single meals I was wanting. I bought five.  

The Schwan's man will be here Thursday afternoon with my Schwan's order.  I will just order the ice cream bars from him from now on. I prefer the Walmart dinners. Not only are they better but they are more like true single meals. Some of the Schwan's singles are too much food for me. I prefer Amy's soups too. I can get those from Walmart.

Then I came on home. The trash people came as soon as I got home so I put away my trash container too. So the lawn is mowed and the laundry is done and I will wash the floors and vacuum and dust on Thursday. That should catch me up on about everything. I do need to wash my car and clean out the inside.
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I did wash my car and wiped it off and even trimmed my hedge. I saw the little gray cat come to look at the dish and saw that it was empty. So I put some more food in it and he/she ate some more.  I put a small tablet over the dish in hopes of keeping the snails and the birds out of it. If he/she comes back to see if there is still food in the dish, I will take the tablet off the dish so he/she can see there is still some food in there.

I went out to the Dollar General store and bought some more Lipton Peach Tea. That stuff is so good!

I sat down at 1:00PM to watch some Amazon Prime and after awhile I fell asleep in my chair. It's 3:30PM now. I hope I will sleep tonight.  It's supposed to storm tonight. I am so glad I got everything done that I needed to get done before that happens.

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It did storm this evening and I shut down the desktop computer. It is the only one connected to the printer and I sure didn't want to lose it. I went on to bed at 9:00PM. I was very tired.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday and Another Good Night's Sleep

I have been sleeping so well lately!  I slept until 6:00AM this morning. I have dressed, watched the weather and had my breakfast and fed both the neighborhood cats. Now I am enjoying my Chai Latte.

If the rain holds off this morning, I want to mow the side and back yards. I am waiting for the dew to dry off the grass. I got the front mowed yesterday.  Tomorrow I get my hair done. I want to go up to Independence today sometime and get a print cartridge for my printer and a few other things I couldn't get at the Coffeyville Walmart day before yesterday.

I also want to do some more towels etc. And I was happy to find the error in my checkbook this morning. I had entered one item twice in my checkbook. I finally found it.

Yesterday, I learned I had lost another classmate. I notified everyone by e-mail that had e-mail. The others will learn about it in December when I do the 2020 newsletter. There may be more at that time. We are only halfway through the year.

I want to go check the grass in the back yard and see if it is dry yet. So I will get back to this later...

I just checked and and the grass is still too wet to mow. But my flowerbed is thriving out there.

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I do need to weed it again though. So more later....

I got the flowerbed weeded and the laundry is in. When it is finished I want to go to Independence to their Walmart store.  Maybe when I get back I will be able to mow. We are forecast for rain today but I hope to get the yard mowed before it begins. I hope my luck holds. I would begin with the back. It is smaller.

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I went to Independence's Walmart store and they didn't have the "Nourish" bowls either. If I get them, I will have to get them at Chanute next time I am up there to see Gay.  I did get the new ink cartridge there but it was a mess getting up there from Caney. They are resurfacing highway 75 about where the airport there is and just south of town on 75 highway. They had a guide car and one lane traffic with a wait time for the guide car.  A real mess. When I came back I went down tenth street to the road that leads west to the Cessna plant and then around the mess. It was longer that way, but much faster not to have to wait in line for one lane traffic.

When I got home, Nancy was ready to go to lunch. When I went to pick her up she had Jess for company. He stayed awhile so we were late getting away. We finally got to Eggberts for lunch after 11:00PM.   Then after lunch, she wanted to go downtown and see if we could learn what was going into the old Gilliam store building. It had been painted and looked nice from the outside. But there was no sign of any information about what was going in there. Then she wanted to see what was going on at the museum and so that was our next stop.

If it doesn't rain this afternoon, I will try to get the yard mowed after it cools off some.

Right now I want to get my laundry out of the dryer. So more even later...

Early afternoon I mowed the back yard. It is small. Even at that, I was sweating badly.  So I left the side yard...considerably larger...for later...if it doesn't rain. 

I got the laundry finished and dried and put away and then watched three programs I had recorded on Tivo.  After that. I checked the weather and it was 77 degrees so I went back out and mowed the side yard. Now it is all finished for another week...hopefully. Usually I like to mow on Tuesday because my regular hair day is Wednesday.  Of course, tomorrow, because my hairdresser has dental appointments for her family in Springfield on Wednesday, it will be tomorrow. That's why I wanted to get the yard mowed today.

Now, I need a bath and clean PJs. It's almost 7:00PM and I like to get my bath about that time so I can be ready to go to bed at 9:00PM.  Tonight I should sleep like a baby. I am really tired after all that mowing.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday and Church

I slept well again last night. I woke up after 4:00AM and it was raining hard. About 5:00AM, I got up and dressed and made my coffee cake.

I have fed the little gray cat and myself. He/she ate everything in the bowl and didn't leave anything for the snails or the other yellow cat. That's fine! He/she is the small one who looked like a starving stray when I moved in here in January.

The coffeecake is out of the oven and cooling now. When it cools, I will put the icing on it.

I am glad I got the front lawn mowed last evening. I don't know when I will get the side and back done since it's supposed to rain almost all week.

I wonder how my daughter and son-in-law are doing at Roaring River?  They are there this weekend. I don't know if it's raining there.

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We will have at least six gone from church today. We may have a very small congregation. ...especially since it's raining and forecast for even more.

We did have a small congregation today but it went well.

Bob and Phyllis and I went to "Just Us" for lunch and then Rick and Carmen came too. They were full! Luckily, I had called ahead with a reservation.

We had a good lunch! I drove. I had just filled up with gas yesterday.

I got home about 2:00PM and did the newsletters and also put together another two directories. On Tuesday, I will need to get another print cartridge. The one I had in there is fairly new and was an "extra" large one (and extra expensive)  but it ran out of the black ink today. I don't think it's even a month old. Still I will need one. I will just have to bite the bullet and buy another one.

I watched 60 Minutes after that and they had an extra program too and I watched it.

I went across the street and took my neighbor there one of the pieces of leftover coffeecake. I had only had two used out of the pan at church.  His name is "Tim" but I didn't catch his last name. He had John for his science teacher in high school. He had recognized him when the kids were here working on the mower last week. He seems like a nice young man. His wife is having a baby in two months and my new neighbors that are moving in next door next month are having one in nine weeks so I will have two new babies in the immediate neighborhood very soon.

I took Alice a couple of pieces of my coffeecake too.

I will go to bed shortly. It's been long day. I had hoped to mow this evening but I went out and checked out the grass about 7:00PM and it is still too wet to mow.