Saturday, October 5, 2019

Saturday and Rain Forecast.

I slept very well last night..only woke up once but got right back to sleep. I then slept until 5:30AM when I got up and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I fixed my oatmeal and coffee and fed the cat and her kittens.

I had planned to go either to Coffeyville for the Dalton Defenders celebration of stay here for Caney's celebration but it is supposed to rain both places so I may just stay in. I'm not supposed to get the right foot big nail area wet. I had planned to go downtown before noon and have one of Joyce's milk shakes but since I had a blizzard on Thursday, I may forego that this week.

It may be a dull day with all the rain that is forecast.

More later....

It rained hard for awhile and then stopped. I went up to Gabby's (Joyce) and bought a ham and cheese sandwich with chips and a pickle. I had a root beer with it. That cost me $3.00. I may go back later before 2:30PM and have a milk shake....another $3.00 and they give you the can it's mixed up in for a bonus.  Then I went across the street to see how Karen was coming along with getting her store ready for the auction next week.

I forgot to pick up my mail. I'd better go get it before it begins to rain again.

I had a newspaper and a Catalog..that's all. I will read the paper and then do the crossword puzzle before I take the Reporter to Nancy.

I went out front and trimmed my hedge again. It seems like every month I have to trim it to keep it neat looking. But I bought a mum plant at Coffeyville on Wednesday. It looks pretty good. I put it out front where I had that petunia pot all spring.

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Here is the mum plant.

I watched a couple of TV shows and then ate an ice cream bar. I usually don't eat much for dinner. I may make up some yogurt smoothie. Nancy gave me some more blueberries.

It's only 5:00PM now and there's nothing on TV but football games. I watched a program I had recorded and another "Murder She Wrote" episode.

At 7:00PM, I will take my bath and try to stay up until 9:00PM before going to bed.

Perhaps more later...

I took my bath at 7:00PM as usual and afterward, I watched the Ohio State/ Michigan State football game.   I was just getting ready to go to bed after the game and my next door neighbor kids came over with a problem. They had been to the Tulsa State Fair and had locked themselves out of their apartment and the key was in the house and the garage door opener was in her car which was locked in the garage. So they were locked out. They wondered if my garage door opener would open their garage door but I told them that each door opener was programed differently. I called Suzanne and asked her to come back into town to open their door. I hated to do that but that was the only thing left to do. Suzanne came right in and brought them the extra garage door opener so they could get in.

When they left, I went on to bed. It was nearly 11:00PM by then.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday and a Cool Fall Day

I slept like a log last night! I even wore my winter pjs. It has finally cooled down to the 60s. Thank goodness! According to the "Weather on the 8s", it's supposed to be in the 60s and 70s all next week. I am ready for fall at last.  I want to mow as soon as the dew is gone from the grass. The front yard especially needs it. The back looks o,k, and Calista mowed the west side yard on Tuesday so it is fine too.

I don't have a plan for today except to do what little laundry I have now.  I will do my towels today and the underwear..I always have that.

I have had my oatmeal and fed the cats. Several of them showed up for breakfast. A couple of gray kittens and the yellow one. Mama cat came first.

I have done my dishes and had my thyroid pill.

I never heard anything out of the doctor's office so I guess my blood levels were where he wanted them.

I had wanted to discuss the possibility with Leslie of having my left foot with the failed bunion surgery, redone, by this doctor.... but she never got back with me.  She's busy, I guess. 

I went to Dollar General this morning to buy AAA batteries for my little bedside flashlights.  Before I left, I put away the dried towels and underwear from the dryer. While I was at it at Dollar General, I got an extra $10.00. I am out of cash....and my social security doesn't come in until next Wednesday.

It dried off in the front yard so I put enclosed shoes on my feet and went out and mowed it. It really cleaned it up. I got a lot of the leaves mulched up. It has never gotten up past 73 degrees today. I mowed when it was 61 degrees.

More even later...

Leslie called me and asked me to go to Bartlesville with her. Naturally I jumped at the chance. We had a nice visit and she had some errands to run. We got home a little after 3:00PM.

I dropped by Nancy's after I read the Reporter and did the crossword puzzle and took her the Reporter and some more of those mini blueberry muffins and the recipe for the casserole dish Suzanne sent me. I stayed and visited awhile.

Then later, I watched some TV and finally took my bath at 7:00PM.  I stayed up until 9:00PM but I had a had a big day so I went on to bed then,

I found this on my daughter-in-law, Ginger's facebook page. I laughed so hard I nearly choked!

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday and No Lunch at Chanute

I woke up shortly after 4:00AM and could not get back to sleep. So I just got up, dressed and got myself ready for the day. I will go to the post office here as soon as it opens and then at 10:00AM, I will leave for Chanute and lunch with Gay and Adele and their friends.

I slept well until about 3:00AM, and then got up and went to the bathroom and went back to bed and I got right back to sleep. Then at 4:00AM or so, I woke up again and could not get back to sleep.

I haven't had my oatmeal yet and my coffee so I will go get that done before I work further on this blog. I didn't eat anything at suppertime so I am hungry.

More later...

It's raining now and I don't want to drive to Chanute in the rain so I cancelled. I will clean the apartment instead. Tomorrow I will do some more laundry.

The cats came and ate their breakfast before the rain began. That's good. I refilled their dishes and covered the small bowls. I had my oatmeal and coffee and chai too.

Scott called and talked to me for almost an hour. He is so thrilled to be back in a home of their own. He says it is simply lovely! I can see that by the photo I posted yesterday. They still have to have the rest of their furniture delivered this week. Hopefully! The storage place in Miami says they have 14 days to deliver it. Scott is ticked off about that. They promised them it would be today or tomorrow.

More later...I'd better get busy.

I got the bare floors cleaned and am now vacuuming the apartment. I ate the rest of Suzanne's casserole dish for my lunch. It was delicious! I have asked her for the recipe but she has not yet provided it to me. I would like to make it for the basket dinner at church on October 20th.

I vacuumed this afternoon and then spent an hour or so cleaning out some of my file cabinet. I got the top drawer done but have the lower one to do too. Maybe I will get it done this winter.

Then I went by Nancy's to take her the Reporter. She gave me a bunch of food to take to church for Leann to distribute to those in need of it. I put it in the frig.

I asked her if she would like to drive to Independence with me to get a blizzard and she was happy to get out of town. On the way back she asked me if we could go back by way of Tyro road so she could see the kids' puppies.  They were not home. We did see Mini and Hoover but the others were probably locked in the kennel. We didn't check. Both John and Leslie were gone. Maybe next time I can get her out of town, we can catch John and he can let us in to see the puppies. I tried to call Leslie to see if they were just eating dinner somewhere but she wouldn't answer and sent me straight to voicemail.

Now it's 6:30PM and I will take my bath soon and get ready for bed. I want to watch some more Amazon Prime this evening and then I will go to bed at 9:00PM or so.

When I went in the den to check my-mail, I had an update for windows and when I tried to o.k. it, the screen was frozen. So I had to just shut down the computer and reboot it. I was up until after 11:00PM trying to get everything to work. When I finally did, I went on to bed. Windows 10...bah humbug!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday and a Very Busy Day

I awoke early this morning around 5:30AM but I appeared to have my sleep out.  I got dressed and ready for the day. I had a little bit of oatmeal and coffee before getting ready to leave for Coffeyville and pick up Bob for breakfast. I left a little past 6:30AM and got there about 7:00AM. I stopped at my bank first and withdrew the week's cash. It was my turn to buy breakfast and I had my hair appointment at 9:30AM and would need money to pay for that.

After I left Bob back at his home, I went to the Woodshed at South Coffeyville and filled my gas tank. Then I went to the library and left my books.After that I made copies for seven more of my classmates and stuffed the folders and put each in a manila envelope and addressed the envelops .

Then I dropped by Karan's house and left her the leaf vacuum to try out. If she can manage it, she will buy one. Then I went to Utopia and had a light lunch and a cappuccino. I went by Country Mart and bought some blueberry mini muffins for the Bunco dessert.  I took the second cappuccino to Bunco and put it in the freezer for later that morning at the break.  After Bunco, I went to Walmart and bought what few groceries I needed. Last of all, I dropped by Braums and bought milk. Then I came back home.

I will be going to Chanute for lunch with Gay and her sister, Adele, and friends tomorrow. I need to be there at 11:30AM.

I will go by the post office in the morning when the post office opens and mail off those seven folders. That makes 30 I have put in the mail. I still need to do another 31 to have each of 61 classmates without internet to have copies of that information. The committee is going to repay me for the expense I have gone to.

Gay contacted each of us yesterday and asked us if we could meet her and Adele for lunch either Thursday or Friday. Each day would have worked for me.  But one of her friends was only free on Thursday so she decided to meet with us for lunch at Opie's in Chanute tomorrow at 11:30AM. I will leave here at 10:00AM.

By the way, Scott and Ginger's home is finished and they will be moving in this weekend.

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Here is a photo of the front.

I will clean the apartment on Friday this week.

I took my bath again this evening with my right leg hanging over the side of the tub and my back to the faucets. It is very hard for me to get out of the tub that way, but I am managing it. I took the bandage off and I put a clean gauze 2 X 2 over the nail bed last night and again tonight. I put that anti-fungal med on the nail bed first and then I taped that 2 X 2 square on the toe and put another clean white sock on that foot.  That should keep the bandage on the toe during the night. It did last night. It's almost 8:00PM now and I guess I will go watch another episode or two of "Murder She Wrote" before I go to bed at 9:30PM or 10:00PM.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday and a Lot of Laundry

I slept well last night and got up at 6:00AM. I stripped the bed and put the towels and underwear in the laundry with them. Everything is in the dryer now.

I have had my oatmeal and coffee and fed the cat and her kitties. My dishes are still soaking in the sink. That's called Heloising them. That comes from the "Hints From Heloise" from far in the past. You fill the sink with very hot water and dish soap and drop the dishes in it and let the water cool down. Then you rinse the dishes and let them dry in the drainer and they are done. Later, you can just put them away. Since I don't have a dishwasher in this apartment, that's what I do every day.

I don't have anything else planned for today except to remake the bed. The dryer just stopped so I will return to this later.

O.K. I  have my bed remade and the towels put away and the underwear in the right drawers.  Now I am exhausted. That toe surgery thing must have taken more out of me then I thought. I even had a good night's sleep and it's only 8:01AM in the morning. Whew!

My bedspread is over ten years old and looks really tacky but I have not found another one to take it's place.  I really want shades of tan or beige and perhaps an accent of brown. Everything I have seen is too gaudy though. There's no rush. Surely, eventually I will find one I like. Maybe at TJ Maxx. Mussy picked at this one with her claws for years and even though I ran it through the laundry before I left Coffeyville, and used the lint vacuum on it, it still looks tacky. Next week, after my social security comes in, I may go down to Bartlesville and look around for one.

More later...

The trash people came and I went out and swept the drive off and put the trash bin away. I also tried to straighten up the garage. I would like to get some heavy duty hooks and try to hang the leaf vacuum, the blower and the ironing board on the wall out there.  I will ask Suzanne if that is o.k.

More later....

Suzanne said that would be fine so next week I will look for some appropriate hooks to hang in the garage. That way I can get the broom, the leaf vacuum and the ironing board off the floor. I got my little craft house for my umbrella  hung this afternoon.

Then about 2:00PM, I went over to Nancy's to take her the Reporter. I stayed until 3:30PM and visited. She was feeling pretty well today.

I had an e-mail from Gay asking of she had any friends that wanted to meet for lunch Thursday or Friday. Then Saturday, her classmates are meeting at Eggberts for a class meeting at 11:30AM. She would like me to come to that too. I may do that too.

This evening the little teenage girl will be here to mow my west side yard.

Tomorrow I will go to Coffeyville for breakfast with Bob, my hair appointment at 9:30AM,  the library after that to return my two books, next to the Woodshed for gas, Dollar General for another group of seven folders and copies of classmate stuff for Coffeyville's ReAwakening group. Then there is Bunco at the senior center at 1:00PM, and later in the afternoon a trip out to Walmart for the rest of my groceries. I will stop at Braums on my way out of town and get milk. I am nearly out.

It will be another big day.

I will watch the news later this evening and after the girl leaves, I will take my bath and go to bed. I may watch another episode of "Murder She Wrote" first.

Calesta finished the mowing and I gave her $10.00 for mowing that west side for me. I knew with that big bandage I would not be able to get a shoe on over it. 

It's almost 8:30PM now and I have changed my bandage and put a clean one on and put a clean white sock over it. I hope that will keep it from pulling the bandage off.  Getting in and out of the bathtub is a real challenge.  I am not supposed to get that toe wet until after next Monday . I think I will go to bed now.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Another Very Early Morning

I awoke at 4:00AM again this morning and after trying to decide whether to try to go back to sleep, I had a text from Keith with photos. After I texted with him for awhile I decided to just get up. I have that doctor's appointment this morning and I am a little nervous about it. I need to mow the west side of my yard but after having that toenail removed, I don't know whether to try to do that or just contact the teen that mowed for me in August and ask her to mow it. I could give her $10.00 to do it for me but she may feel that is not worth her time. I will check with the doctor about mowing this evening.

I slept pretty well last night. I went to bed pretty early. I was very tired by 9:00PM.

I plan to leave for Independence at 8:30AM to be at the doctor's office at 9:00AM to fill out the needed paper work. My appointment is at 9:30AM.

I will strip my bed tomorrow to wash my sheets and remake the bed.

Then Wednesday I will go over to Coffeyville for my hair appointment and later bunco at the senior center. I will go to the library over there too and return my books. I will make some more copies of the Coffeyville Reawakening material to send out seven more copies to my classmates. All that will take the entire day.

More later....

I got there at 9:00AM and filled out all the paperwork before they took me into an opertory. I sat there for twenty five minutes.  They are apparently very busy. Finally though I met Dr. Hogge. I was impressed with him. He was very pleasant  and professional. His nurse prepared the foot and took some x-rays. Then he put a shot in the toe and took the toenail off. It was already loose everywhere except just at the base. He did clean some fungus off the toe under the nail. The toe is not painful though tonight even though he scraped around on it to take that black fungus off.

I got back home after stopping at Walmart there to get the supplies of 2 X 2s and the ointments I will need to apply on it until it is well. I stopped at John and Leslie's home so I could see the puppies. They all are so cute!! One of the cutest is the smallest one. They call her "blondie". She is a pure bred Corgi. She had to be resuscitated by John or they would have lost her right after she was born. She snuggles when you hold her.

I wish I had taken a photo of her.

Anyhow, I spent the afternoon listing the classmates I have who have no e-mail. I am sending them packets of information on the Coffeyville ReAwakening in hopes they will want to contribute toward the renovation of the Midland Theater and other projects the committee is planning toward the renovation of the town..

I got all that done. Now I am watching the news.

Suzanne will be by later this evening to get my rent check.

I am waiting for the heat to cool off so I can mow the west side yard here at my apartment. I got the back yard done last evening. I am watching the news now and at 7:00PM or so I hope to take my bath and get ready for bed. Tomorrow I want to strip my bed and do laundry.

I decided to get the little 15 year old to mow the west side for me this week. With the large bandage on my right foot, I couldn't get an enclosed shoe on.  And I didn't want to chance an infection. She will do just the west side on Tuesday evening for $10.00.

So I took my bath (had to get in the tub facing the south so I  could hang the right foot over the side ) It is not supposed to get wet for a week. Getting out of the tub was also challenging but I managed it..

I watched Bull on TV and then went on to bed at 10:00PM

Sunday, September 29, 2019

A Very Early Sunday Morning

I awoke at a little before 4:00AM this morning and could not get back to sleep. I just got up and went to the computer to check out the name of the doctor I will see tomorrow to take off the big toenail on my right foot. I guess the anticipation of that kept me awake. His name is Dr. Hogge.

In a little while I will go get dressed and have my breakfast and get ready for church and then bake my coffee cake. I will probably have to feed the cat and her kittens again too. This morning I certainly have plenty of time.

Keith texted me this morning that his website was still down and I had realized that. I had tried to access it and couldn't. They had had a power outage at the house while they were gone and when Esther's daughter, Selina, went over there to get the power back on and the power came back up, the website wouldn't come up until he was there again to fix it.

He also texted that they were getting ready to go into Venice for the day. They are having a wonderful trip touring Europe.

More later....

I had my oatmeal and coffee and I have fed the one kitty that came to breakfast. Odd, none of the others have made it yet.

I do have the coffeecake in the oven and when it is done and cool, I will ice it and take it to church with me. Rain is forecast. I am glad my cake for Tuesday is in the freezer at church already.

I just texted Bob and he is up now but had just woke up. I hoped I didn't wake him but he said I didn't.

Bob will eat his toast and drink his coffee and then make the decision of whether to come to church.   He is pretty miserable. He probably won't come. We will see.

The coffeecake is baked, cooled and iced and ready to go to the church. Bob just isn't able to come. He is suffering from not only his sore back but also a cold now. I got there about 8:30AM and opened the doors and made the coffee and sliced up the coffee cake. I got out the plates, napkins and forks. Then I swept off the walks and turned on the sound system.

We had a couple of visitors this morning. One woman was from Independence and the other from right down the road from the church.

Karan did a good job on her sermon.

Phyllis and Carmen and Rick and I went to "Just Us" in Cherryvale for lunch. It was good, as usual.

When I got back home, I put out three newsletters and a birthday card. Then it was 3:30PM and I was tired. I had gone out front with a grocery sack and picked up leaves off the front yard. So I have sat down to rest for awhile.

More later...

My neighbor came over and asked to borrow my mower so he could mow his back yard. I had offered it to him a couple of weeks ago.  He took me up on it today. After he mowed, I looked at my own back yard and with all the rain we have had it now needed to be mowed again. I got the front done yesterday. So, it wasn't terribly hot by this time so I refilled the gas tank and went out and mowed it. I still need to mow the west side and tomorrow I am having that toenail taken off so I hope I will still be able to do it. I may have to call the teenage girl and pay to have it done this week.

I took my bath earlier after finishing the mowing.  It's 8:30PM now and I have been up since 4:00AM this morning  So I may just go on to bed. My doctor's appointment with the podiatrist is at 9:30AM but I should probably get there at 9:00AM. I will have paperwork to fill out. So I will try to leave Caney at 8:30AM in the morning.