Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday and a Good Night's Sleep

I slept well last night and got up between 5:00AM and 6:00AM.  I have dressed and got myself ready for the day and had my oatmeal and coffee and Chai. I watched the weather until after the "Weather on the 8's" came on and then came in to the computer to read the news and watch Shields and Brooks on PBS online. I also looked up the treatment for spinal stenosis...that is what my brother-in-law Bob has been diagnosed with. There is a minimal surgery for it and Dr. Hsu can do it if all else fails.

I don't really have a plan for today. I do need to get cat food again and also need the med I occasionally take for leg cramps. It is from Hyland's and you simply put one under your tongue and when it dissolves, your leg cramps are gone.  I used the last pill night before last. I seldom have that problem but when I do, I really need that particular med.

I may go up to Joyce's for lunch or at least a milk shake.  I do have several
frozen Schwan's dinners and can eat one of those. I will play it by ear. I haven't seen Nancy since Wednesday evening. But I have been busy with other things too.

Several of the cats have been over to eat. First it was the yellow kitten and one of the gray kittens and now it is mama cat. The Dollar General doesn't open until 8:30AM  and it is only 6:45AM right now so any other kittens that come will have to wait.

More later....

I went to Dollar General and bought another couple of bags of cat food.  I also bought some more Halloween candy. Now I hope someone comes or I will end up eating it all.

Nancy dropped by awhile ago. She was taking her car in for an oil change. She doesn't know how long it's been since she had that done. We have a new mechanic in town now so maybe she can keep better track of it. Brandon told me he was good too. He knows him. Brandon works for mechanic over at Coffeyville.

I fixed myself a Schwan's frozen dinner for lunch and then treated myself to an ice cream bar.

In the morning I will fix that casserole dish for the basket dinner after the service tomorrow. If I have time, I will make my coffeecake too. Otherwise, it will just be that casserole.  Laura Grotheer will be our guest minister and take care of the election of our pastors as well as preach. The theme is "Stand For Justice".

I watched another episode of "Murder She Wrote" and  then took my bath and went to bed at 8:30PM. I was very tired.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday and a Two Dollar Meal

I had a problem getting to sleep last night and ended up taking a Benadryl pill. My allergies are going crazy. I slept like a log after that. Unfortunately most allergy pills have the side effects of memory problems. I prefer not to take them unless absolutely necessary..

I will go over to Coffeyville about 10:30 for their $2.00 chili lunch at the senior center. They serve it from 11:00AM until 12:30PM. Asbury Village fixes the meal the third Friday of every month. They charge $2.00 for their lunch and then they donate the money to the senior center. It's a great service. The lunch is always good too. The fellowship is also good.

I really don't have anything else to do while I am there. But a $2.00 lunch is hard to pass up. I will ask Nancy if she wants to go too.

More later...

I tried to call Nancy at 10:00 but no one answered. Whether she was asleep or just gone somewhere, I didn't know. It rang six times and then went to a busy signal. I went by her house but the front door was closed...a pretty good sign she was gone. So I went on to Coffeyville without her.

I took the lists of classmates and deceased classmates by Jeannie's store (Isham's hardware) and visited with Dinger and her until time to go to the lunch at the senior center. Before I left, she gave me $25.00 for doing the class newsletter,. I told her that wasn't necessary but she insisted she wanted to give me a contribution for doing the newsletter all those years. That was really nice of her.

At 11:00AM, I went onto the lunch. It was chili freeto pie and a large cinnamon roll with iced tea...

It is 1:15PM now and I just got home and got my mail. I will read the Reporter now. So more later...

I did the crossword puzzle in the Reporter and then played a few games of solitaire and now will go try to read my new book for awhile.

Suzanne called about 4:00PM and asked me to go to Sonic and get a cherry limeade drink with her.  I was glad for the chance to spend some time with Suzanne. I always enjoy my visits with her. She had taken Nancy and her five girl friends to Tulsa to eat at a special restaurant there. That must have been where Nancy was this morning. Suzanne told me this was the second time she had been asked to do that.

She brought me home about an hour later and we walked around the yard and looked everything over. For the second time, my gate to the back yard was left open. It is hard to open so I don't know how that could have happened unless someone deliberately opened it. I didn't even mow the back yard this week. It didn't need it. It has not grown. The only reason I mowed the front this week was to finish getting rid of the leaves.  It's a real mystery.

We also walked around and looked over Kylie's yard. They would like to have that tree taken down but I don't think Suzanne wants to lose it. It is looking pretty good since Kylie and I cut up that branch that fell down off it yesterday and put it in the trash.

Well, it is bath time so I had better take it and get my PJs on and watch another episode of "Murder She Wrote". I think this is the last season that they produced that show so I am not sure what I will watch after I finish watching this season's programs.

Then after that, I will go to bed at 9:00PM.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday and Housecleaning Day and Laundry

I was up shortly after 4:00AM. I slept well though. I stripped my bed, did the laundry, dried it and remade the bed. I have also had my coffee, oatmeal and Chai and fed the cats. It's only 6:22AM now. I will clean my bare floors after awhile and vacuum too. I dusted day before yesterday so I am ahead of the game.

I ran off a copy of the classmates list for Jeannie and also a copy of the deceased classmates. She is not online so she does not have this information.  I will take these to her tomorrow when I go back to Coffeyville for the $2.00 lunch at the senior center.

That's all I hope to get done today.

I haven't had any more trouble with my TV. It worked fine last night and even this morning. It may have just been a fluke. I'm pretty sure it was the Tivo though. I noticed day before yesterday that I could no longer fast forward through the commercials on the programs I had recorded. Weird...I even thought the remote might need new batteries.  But for now, anyhow, everything is working fine.

More later...

About 8:30AM I went out and raked the leaves in my front yard into little piles. I am hoping they will dry out later today and I can vacuum them up.
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Later, if that works, I will rake the side yard too.

Now I need to start my mopping and vacuuming inside. :)

So more even later...

I got all my vinyl floors mopped. They are drying now and when they are dry, I will begin my vacuuming. I am watching the CBS news now. When it is finished I will vacuum.

More later...

It's almost 10:30AM now and I have the vacuuming finished and the vacuum and filters cleaned up.

I need to put away the stuff I have out on the daybed now. It looks messy.

I got all that cleaned up and put the minutes book for our business meeting on Sunday in the trunk of my car so it will be handy when I need it.

I just checked...the leaves are still wet. It may be late afternoon before I can vacuum them up

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The mail came around 12:30PM and I got the cutest little musical windmill from Keith and Esther. They got it in Holland while they were on their 14 day tour of Europe. Here is a photo of it!

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Isn't that cute? And it plays music!

I got most of the leaves vacuumed up about a half hour ago at 1:30PM. I still have a few left to do before I completely played out. I may take the mower out later and mow them into the mower bag instead. That's a lot less tiring.

Kylie, my neighbor, came over to borrow my mower and she mowed the yard next door. That's good. They are supposed to mow each week but they have only mowed twice since they moved in here. They used his dad's riding mower for the front and side and used mine for the back  They couldn't get his big riding mower in through the gate. Kylie mowed the entire thing over there today with my mower and that bagged the leaves instead of leaving them laying on the freshly cut grass..

I need to go out to Dollar General and get some more of those black yard bags. I used the last one for the mower and the leaf vacuum.

Perhaps more later...

I texted Esther my thanks for the little musical windmill. and she said they were wanting to see me but she checked and found there were no through flights to Phoenix.  She suggested she would talk to Keith tonight and see if they could come for Thanksgiving!  That would be wonderful! I checked with Leslie and she would not have a problem with it. I intend to bring two pies Thanksgiving so I could bring even one more or something else (maybe Bob's fruit salad) if that works out!.

I got two boxes of those large leaf bags (they were on sale 2 for $9.00) and put one in the bag buddy and then I mowed the rest of the leaves.  Now I am very tired.

And It's only a little after 3:00PM

I went up to the Walmart store in Independence to get a few things I had forgotten yesterday at Coffeyville. Let's face it, I went by the Dairy Queen and had a blizzard too. I have one once a week.

When I got home I  read awhile and then worked the crossword puzzle in the Reporter. I put the papers in the trunk of my car to give to Karan for the dog pound there in Coffeyville.

So more later...

I watched an episode of  "Murder She Wrote" and then I took my bath and redressed and bandaged my toe. It's 8:25PM now and in another 30 Minutes, I will go to bed.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday and a Full Day

I woke up early again this morning about 5:00AM and got around for my day.

My TV was turning off and then back on. It did that six times and finally I called Cox. They said they had not had any problem so it must be my Tivo. I told the woman I would call back after I got back home. I had a full day planned. 

Then I drove over to Coffeyville and picked up Bob at 7:00AM and we went to breakfast and afterward I took him home and then went to get gas at the Woodshed.

Then when I finished I went to my hair appointment and after that I went to the library.

Later I went out to Asbury Village for bunco. Then I came back home and went to the post office to mail off the last few of the folders for my classmates. I have had three come back.

The TV is working fine this evening. I called Cox back and told them it was working fine now. If it begins doing that again in the morning, I will call a tech out to check out the Tivo. It may be a battery going out in the remote.  Or it could be a glitch in the Tivo. They have a Tivo tech so they should be able to fix it if that happens again.

Nancy dropped in to visit a bit before her "Life of Christ' video begins at that church she attends. I talked to Sandy and it will begin at 6:30PM. I asked Sandy to call Nancy to tell her.

More later...

I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and then took my bath and re-bandaged my right toe.. It's 8:17PM now and I will go on to bed at 9:00PM.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday and A Better Day

I slept fairly well last night. I was up at 5:00AM as usual. I got myself ready for the day and about 5:45AM, I texted Bob and he said he had a really bad day yesterday. First of all, he backed out of the senior center parking and scratched the car of Bert, one of the women who goes to exercise class. And it put that dent back in the back of his car that Scott Mills had taken out. Then he was eating his lunch and his front tooth broke off at the gum line. He is going to try to see Dr. Eastip over at Cherryvale today. It had an old root canal in it so it would have been brittle to begin with. But Dr. Eastip will have to take the root out and fix him up with some sort of replacement...maybe something like mine. I told him Nancy had broken her front tooth off last year and she wears a partial to replace hers. He did have a bad day.

After talking to him, I felt better about my day yesterday. I didn't have any catastrophes. I just didn't get much of anything done.

Today, I must dust. I have been putting that off for days.

I see two cats are out there eating. The yellow one tries to come into the apartment when I go out to fill their bowls but, of course, I can't let any of them in. The other one is one of the young gray ones. I imagine they are full of fleas plus, I am not allowed to have a cat or any animal in here. I haven't seen the racoon since that one time.

More later...

O.K. I got everything dusted in the apartment and even got Cox service to go through my laptop and clean it up.  It's almost 11:00AM now and I am going to think about lunch. I have plenty of frozen meals.

More even later...

About 4:00PM I went out to John and Leslie's to see the puppies. They are so cute and the older they get, the cuter they are! I held a number of them!

Here they are having a great time!
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These are Cowboy Corgis.

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The larger one is Echo, John's new puppy, She is Australian Shepherd and Blue Heeler. She will make great Cowboy Corgis and Cowgirl Corgis after she is older. It will be next fall before she is old enough. John will mate her with Hoover, their registered Corgi..

They  like to untie John's shoes!

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You can see two of them, sleeping. They have had a big day! About a half dozen of them are spoken for already. They will begin delivering them in another week or so.

It's after 6:00PM now and I am now  watching the news. In about 45 minutes, I will take my bath and at 9:00PM, I will go to bed,.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday and a Good Night's Sleep

I slept well last night although I did get up awfully 4:45AM.  I did have my sleep out though.

A couple of the kittens have been here to eat this morning but I haven't seen the raccoon...yet!  One gray kitten guards the food or at least enjoys the doormat.

I have dressed and had my oatmeal and am ready for the day.  I even have a load of laundry in the dryer already this morning. I do need to dust today. I skipped that last week....never got to it with the trip to Springfield and all.

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Ginger and Scott got moved into their home in Gallatin, Tn. this weekend. This is the finished product. I am anxious to see it in December.

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It looks like a lovely home.

I got what little laundry I had to do done this morning already. I even got it put away.

Then Nancy and I went to breakfast at Eggberts this morning. This time, I bought.

Then I came home and watched the shows I had missed yesterday but had recorded. Then I played some solitaire. I am bored but too lazy to do anything much today. I went out and looked at the back yard but it looked fine and didn't need mowing. I did water the flowers out there and moved my mum plant out in the sunshine and watered it. But that's about all I have done besides keeping the cat's bowls filled. I took the trash out and watched for the mailman until I remembered this is Columbus Day and there is no mail delivery.

It's 3:45PM now and I haven't done much of anything today.  Between solitaire and watching TV, I didn't get much of anything done today. I took my bath and watched "Bull" at 9:00PM and afterward went on to bed.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sunday and Another Critter to Feed

I got up early this morning although I slept well. I dressed and fed myself and the cats. Now I notice I am also feeding a raccoon. How do I handle that?

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The kitten seems to be tolerating it. But I had better chase it away.

I went out to chase it away and  it must have had all it wanted of that cat food. It was gone.

Last night I discovered I had left my glasses on the end table at the hotel in Springfield.  Leslie called to see if they had found them but they said they had not been turned in by housekeeping. I will have to buy some new ones eventually unless they get turned in later. 

The coffeecake is in the oven and when I get it out and it is cooled, I will ice it. My little great granddaughters are in Topeka with the other grandparents and will not be at church. So it may be a smaller congregation this morning. I will probably have to give coffeecake away after church.

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The coffeecake was cooled and I got it iced. I have groceries to take to church too. Leeann will distribute them to those she knows who are needy.

I imagine some of us will eat at "Just Us" today. We ate at Great China last week and we usually alternate those two locations.  I will leave for church at 8:30AM, I guess. I do need to go into Coffeyville to the ATM at the bank.  But that shouldn't take long. This is the week for my hair color and cut so I will need some money by Wednesday.

More later....

I left here about 7:30AM to go to Coffeyville to the bank before I went out to the church. I needed to get some money for Wednesday. I did that and then went on out to church. Bob was there and had already begun to get the coffee going. I cut the coffeecake and then soon Phyllis and Karan came.

As soon as the rest of the church school congregation arrived, we started the class. Soon the class was over and the rest of the congregation began coming. We had a nice, though small group but Karan had a good sermon and afterward three of us went to Just Us to eat lunch. Then I brought them back to the church to pick up their cars and I came on home.

I spent until 4:00PM getting the newsletters ready and sent out and those that go in the mail are out in the mailbox with the flag up. The Estes mailman will pick it up tomorrow. I also redid one of our congregational directories. Karan and I went over some changes that need to be made before I do any more for 2020. She also brought me back my leaf vacuum.

It 4:15PM now and I need to stretch awhile.I have sat here too long.

So more later...

I went out to Dollar General and bought a new wreath holder for my front door and hung the wreath. It is so cute. And speaking of cute, this is the latest photo my daughter posted on her facebook page.

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And as she said in her post, "underneath that pile of puppies, is a mother." Poor Octavia. I am assuming she is the mother my daughter is talking about...although the beige colored puppies belong to Raven. The spotted ones belong to Octavia. But she mothers a bunch of them. At this point, there are 12 puppies and only five of them are actually Octavia's. Her's, of course, are Cowboy Corgis.   The beige ones are Corgis.

I went to bed at 9:00PM...very tired.