Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday and a Football Game

I slept poorly again last night. I had several things going through my mind and I just couldn't seem to shake them. Finally I got up shortly before 4:00AM. I had my oatmeal and coffee and Chai and then checked out the cats and kittens. Sure enough, they were there waiting for their breakfast so I poured four bowls for them. They ate greedily.

I watched the news for awhile and then decided to contact the classmates and tell them I was ready to start the newsletter and needed them to send me their news. I almost immediately got two e-mails with news. I had brought the deceased classmates list up to date last night. As I receive news, I will add it into the letter. When it is finished I will save it on a thumb drive along with the  list of classmates without e-mail and take it up to Leslie's office to be printed off there. This year I will also include the list of classmates without e-mail and they can print off the envelopes too. Last year, although I had them print off the letters, I printed off the envelops myself. Leslie suggested I let them do the envelops too. That would sure make the job easier.

Starting at 11:00AM, I watched the Penn State and Ohio football game. My daughter-in-law, Scott's wife, always wants me to watch it too so I have gotten hooked on them. She got her degree from Ohio State and is a terrific fan! Ohio State won!

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I went out to Dollar General and bought a calendar I could hang on the magnet on my frig door and then spent some time putting all the birthdays on it for the year.

I watched some TV until 8:00PM and since I had been up so long, I took my bath and went to bed.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday and a Poor Night's Sleep

I slept poorly last night. I found myself kind of weak and trembley after giving blood.  I drank quite a bit of water last evening. But still I felt weak. When I got up in the night it was a little better. I am continuing to drink water this morning.

Bob A's younger sister, Louise, died Wednesday night. I haven't heard when the services are to be held. I didn't know her. There were 11 children in that family. Two are left.

I will be going back to Coffeyville at 11:00AM. I will leave here at 10:30AM.  They have their $2.00 luncheon today. That gives me a chance for some more fellowship too. Asbury Village cooks the meal and then donates the money to the senior center.

From there I may go up to Independence to their Walmart store.  I wanted some sweet and sour chicken yesterday and Coffeyville's Walmart was out of that. I am hoping Independence still has some. I also need Braum's milk. I will stop there too.

Then I will come on back home.

More later....

 But after two weeks of riveting public hearings with numerous Ukraine revelations, it’s not enough yet to persuade Trump’s supporters to vote to remove him from office, an AP analysis concludes.

I am not surprised  at all. Trump supporters are determined to support him even with all the evidence.

What do you know! Nancy came over. She stayed a while. Then she had a hair appointment and had to leave.

I watched the news until 10:00AM and then started for  Coffeyville for lunch. I got there in plenty of time but I wanted to stop at their Dollar  General store first anyhow. 

It was a very good lunch and only cost $2.00. After lunch I went up to the Independence Walmart to get the frozen meals I couldn't find at the Coffeyville Walmart store. Then I came on back home, picked up my mail and read the paper...such as it was.

Then I had an e-mail from Glenn Couch's son saying Glenn had died last Wednesday in his sleep.

I worked the rest of the evening on the classmate's list and the deceased classmates list. I am running out of ink for my printer again. 

It's time to watch the news again now and later I will take my bath and get ready for bed.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday and Giving Blood

Again, no matter what the day or the theme, the font is very tiny and I have to enlarge it to even read it. I had Cox Complete Care look at it one day last week but nothing changed.

This is the largest font on this site.. It should be huge. But it isn't.

I will clean this morning. I got up close to 6:00AM and dressed and fed myself my breakfast of oatmeal, as usual.  After I fixed my coffee and sat down to blog, the cats and the kittens appeared and wanted to be fed. It looks like the cat bowl and the two auxiliary bowls are mostly empty. They really go through the cat food. But then, there are seven of them in all. Luckily they don't all come to eat at the same time.

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I watched the impeachment proceeding until lunch time when  I fixed myself a sandwich with the last of my ham. I also fixed some of that Lipton tea.

I waited quite a time for my mail but it didn't come before time for me to leave for the bloodmobile. So I drove on over to Coffeyville. 

I gave blood about 1:30PM and when I was finished. I had another sandwich and some apple juice. Then after resting awhile, I came on back home. 

I watched the rest of the legislative proceedings. The Republicans are in denial about President Trumps situation even after all the testimony of those under subpoena who were supposed to tell the truth.  They think if they accept that testimony of the truth,. they will lose re-election even though polls show the 70 percent of the population thinks Trump did do a qib pro quo. They are so fearful of losing.

I don't know how all this will play out 

I watched TV for awhile this evening. When I turned over to Amazon Prime I discovered they have limited their offerings  now. They used to have a lot more  to offer. I don't know what the deal is.

At 9:00PM, I finally went on to bed.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday and Breakfast Out

For some reason, I have to enlarge the font on this notebook computer to even read it.

I slept well again last night. I got up shortly before 5:00AM and dressed, ate some oatmeal and had my coffee and chai. I have texted Bob to see if he wants to go to breakfast at Eggberts there in Coffeyville.  I haven't heard back from him yet so he is either not up yet or he is in the shower. .

My usual Wednesday activities are on today's menu. It's supposed to rain today so that may be more of a challenge. I need to get a few groceries at the Coffeyville Walmart too.

I finally heard back from Bob. He had already had his coffee and an English muffin.  So I will save the money. :) I don't know when the rain will start today

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I didn't leave for Coffeyville until 9:00AM. My hair appointment isn't until 9:30AM. After I got it done I went out to Woodshed and bought gas. Then I went to Walmart and bought $58.00 worth of groceries.  After that, I read awhile and listened to the radio until time to go to Bunco at Asbury Village. We played until 3:30PM when we finally finished. I won "most buncos": and got a lovely Christmas wreath. I hung it on my front door when I got back home.

I had fun but will have to go back to Coffeyville tomorrow afternoon to give blood. Then I will go back again on Friday for their $2.00 meal at the senior center at 11:00AM.

It will be an expensive gas week but I need the fellowship so I will go.

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I watched TV for awhile and then read the Reader's Digest that was in the mail when I got home.

At 7:00PM, I took my bath and got ready for bed. But I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" before 9:00PM and I went to bed.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday and No Particular Plan

I slept very well last night and got up before 5:00AM. I had my sleep out. I dressed and ate my breakfast and when I opened the front door, four cats were out there hoping for cat food. I put some in four different bowls so they wouldn't be growling at one another. 

Now they have all had their fill and are gone.

I don't have anything planned for today. Tomorrow I will go to Coffeyville  to go to breakfast with Bob, if he's interested. Afterward I will do my usual Wednesday routine. I will go to the bank, get gas out at the Woodshed, go to Walmart there in Coffeyville  and then at 9:30AM I will go to the beauty shop and get my hair done. I may go to Lannings and have that great small salad for lunch and after that if I am hungry. Then I may go to the library and read. I downloaded a new book on my phone Kindle app. I tried to download it on my Kindle but it didn't download there.  I don't know what the problem was. But I can read it from my phone anyhow.Just one less gadget to have to carry around.

Then at 2:00PM, I will go out to Asbury Village for bunco there. That lasts until 4:00PM and after that, I will come on back home.

I would go by Nancy's house today but she has been sick off and on for days, She won't go to the doctor and won't even go to the clinic here, David, her son, and his wife are to be here for Thanksgiving.  He will undoubtedly want to put her in a nursing home again. She is sick about half the time.

I have tried to help her several times but after we went to see Dr. Christensen last summer and he didn't find anything wrong with her, I just gave up trying to get her some help. It may be just that she drinks coffee all day long. That much coffee can't be good for her. 

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I watched some of the impeachment testimony before lunch. Then I fixed myself a ham sandwich for lunch with iced tea and later went out to Sonic and bought a cherry limeade slush.

After that I raked half the leaves in the front yard into piles and used my leaf vacuum to vacuum them up and mulch them before I completely played out. It won't do much good because the leaves will still be falling but I needed the exercise. It's 2:40PM now and I will rest awhile.

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I read some in the afternoon and then watched some programs I had recorded.  

Late afternoon I watched the news and at 6:00PM, I took my bath and put my pjs on. Then I watched the Bull show I had missed but recorded Monday evening. 

I also did a load of laundry and dried it and folded it out 

At 9:00PM, I went on to bed.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday and A Quiet Day

I don't have anything much planned for today. Everything seems to be caught up. I got quite a bit done yesterday. And I slept very well last night. I was up at 5:00AM as usual, ate my oatmeal and had my coffee and Chai latte. I also fed the cats. There were five out there this morning so I took out three extra bowls. Otherwise the large Tom cat growls at the gray kittens and even the yellow kitten that looks like him.  After they ate their fill, I went out and picked up the extra bowls and washed them. I left the double cat dish filled with the food from the others.

It's supposed to be in the 60's again today. I am looking forward to that. I hope I am wrong but I have a feeling this is going to be a hard winter. It's been such a different fall and such a hot summer. 

This week we have bunco at Asbury Village. I intend to go as usual. It's supposed to rain on Wednesday but rain has never stopped me. I will pick up Bob for breakfast as usual if he still wants to go, get my gas as usual at Woodshed and even go to the Coffeyville Walmart for what little I will need by then. I will get my hair done at the beauty shop at 9:30AM and may go to the library to read since the bunco at Asbury Village doesn't begin until 2:00PM and lasts until 4:00PM. After that, I will come back home.

That's the plan anyhow. 

I hope to see Nancy today. Her son, David, and his wife are supposed to come for Thanksgiving but they are having bad stormy weather in North Carolina  this week and I am not sure they will be able to come. Maybe it will clear up by next week.

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It's 7:00AM now and I will watch the news. 

I watched the news and a couple of programs I had recorded. Then I contacted Keith about getting into his blog site. I had not been able to make the old login or password work. I learned he had changed the password so after I got in finally, I posted the posts there I had not been able to post since the desktop computer had died.

I talked to Suzanne this morning about the new kitchen and bathroom floors, She wants to wait until Spring to do them now.  The taxes on this place have gone up and they are due December 21st. 

Then I ate my lunch. Now I will go out and get my mail

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All I got in the mail was an advertisement for Goody's. They are closing their retail stores and are opening their doors for one last sale.  It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I don't need a thing. but I might do some Christmas shopping then. All I buy for are the local relatives. I am sure the other kids and their families don't need a thing I could afford.

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I went out this afternoon and pulled up all the dead flowers from my flowerbed. I set the trash container out at the curb for the Tuesday morning pick up of the trash.

I was reading before that and dropped off asleep for a few moments. I decided I needed to get out of the house. It's a beautiful day!

John, my son in law and my daughter,. Leslie have gone to Bartlesville today for John to have one of his eyes operated on for a cataract. 

John and Leslie will go Hays, Kansas next Monday to meet the new owner of their last Corgi puppy and hand him over to them. 

More even later.... 

I spent the afternoon putting together two new congregational directories. One for December of 2019 and the other for 2020. I put them on the foyer table for people to pick up for their use at home.

I watched the last  episode of "Murder She Wrote" this evening. I was going to watch "Bull", my favorite program but ended up just recording it and went on to bed at 9:00PM.

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.