Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday and Frustration.

I woke up about 5:45 this morning and got up and got myself ready for the day. I had my breakfast as usual and fed the cats and kittens that were waiting for me to take notice of them. Then I decided to check my bank account to see if Scott's deposit finally made it.

The bank had me change my password on Wednesday and it worked fine when I checked my account for Scott's deposit yesterday. This morning it locked me out. I was furious.I always write down my password when they require me to change it and that's what I put in but it refused the new one this time. It took me 30 minutes to get a temporary password  since they are not open at 8:00AM in the morning. Not only did I want to check for Scott's deposit but also I wanted to transfer some money to my savings.

Aggravating! But at least Scott's deposit was there this time. I also made my deposit to the savings.

I will do some cleaning this morning since I didn't get it done yesterday. I found my Christmas centerpiece and put in on the coffee table and also got out my ceramic Christmas tree.  I had to put it in the dining room on the server because I didn't have enough plug ins in the living room. I have my lamps and the Echo plugged in to them and the automatic light switches too. My Christmas decorations are in boxes in the attic and I will have to get them down if I want to decorate.

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I have no place for the regular Christmas tree so I will just leave it in the attic.

I have another Christmas centerpiece for the dining room table. I hope I can find it up there in the attic. I will pull the car out later and check for the rest of it.

More later....

I took the car out of the garage and climbed up and one by one took the Christmas boxes out of the attic. I began my decorating but didn't get too far. I played out and figured I had most of the month to finish the decorating. 

I never did get any cleaning done so maybe I had better at least start. I will wash the floors first and see how much energy I have left after that. 

More later...

About 30 Minutes ago, I looked out and saw one of the little gray kittens looking for something to eat. So I filled the cat dish and two extra bowls as well. One of the yellow cats came and ate too.

I got all the cleaning done and some more decorating done also. I do have to dust again one day soon.  Tomorrow I will go over to the church and help with the decorating for Christmas there too.

I have just watched the CBS news and about 7:00PM I will take my bath and watch some TV until 9:00PM when I will go to bed.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday and Thanksgiving Day

I slept very well last night and was up at 6:00AM or so. Everything I am responsible for for the Thanksgiving Day dinner at Leslie and John's is finished and ready to go when the time comes. We are eating at 12:30PM so I will leave here about noon. After dinner and after we get the kitchen cleaned up, we will go to Independence to see the movie "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". Karan will meet us there and see it too. John may go too if he is interested. He has been working hard to get all his customers served.

Scott called me this morning. They are in Ohio for Thanksgiving. His birthday is tomorrow and I was glad to be able to tell him "Happy Birthday!"

I was going to check in with the bank and see if Scott's deposit made it before  the holiday but their server is down and I got  a runtime error message.

More later.... 

Well, the bank got it's server fixed but Scott's deposit didn't make it this holiday yet. 

We had a fine Thanksgiving dinner and afterward Cyndi and Jeff and my great nine year old granddaughter Maia and Leslie and Karan and I went to the movie and it was wonderful. I highly recommend it! 

I had some pie left and I divided it between the other guests and still had two pieces of pumpkin pie for myself. I will eat it for dessert for Friday and Saturday.  

A group of us are meeting on Saturday to decorate the church for Christmas. I am speaking on Sunday and also serving the communion to all Christians that attend.

When I got home I ate a breakfast bar and later at 7:00PM,I took my bath and got ready for bed. l was very tired again. I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" on Amazon Prime and at 9:00PM, I went on to bed.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday and Game Day

I slept well last night and got up about 5:00AM, as usual. I dressed, fed myself and the cats. The leaves were mostly gone but I took a plastic bag out there and scooped up what was left and put them in the trash in the garage.

I will be picking up Bob for breakfast around 7:15AM. We will go to Eggbert's for breakfast. He lost his last opposing tooth a couple of weeks ago and has to stay with soft food now.  He can eat eggs but will probably have to forego the bacon.

I will go to the beauty shop early because my hair appointment is at 9:00AM this morning. After that, I will go out to church and decorate for Sunday and run off the bulletins.  It is Sacrament Sunday and we will be serving the communion to all Christians. I will need to get out the white tablecloths and get out the Advent candles. I hope I can find some greenery.

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After I got my hair done, I went out to church and got the communion table done and the bulletins. I only lack the Advent wreath and Leslie says it is in the outside shed with the Christmas decorations. The one in the storage room is the small one that takes tiny candles. 

Then I went out to Tyro to pick up the pies and took them to Leslie's home. Then I went to game day. We had lots of goodies there. I took some of my peanut butter criss crosses. What I had left I gave to Marilyn. She loves them with her coffee.

Then I stopped at Brahms and got milk before coming home.

When I got home, I cut up the fruit for the fruit salad and added Miracle Whip and mixed it up. I have it chilling in the frig now. I am now ready for Thanksgiving.

After we clean up after dinner tomorrow, we will go to Independence to attend to the 3:00PM showing of the movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with Tom Hanks.  It should be excellent. Karan will drive up and go too. John may go. Leslie doesn't know yet because he is still delivering product.

More later... 

I took my bath about 7:00PM and went to bed shortly before 9:00PM. I was really tired.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday and Baking Cookies Again

I slept well last night thanks to Melatonin. I got to sleep easily. I was so tired. Then I woke up at 2:30AM and decided to just give up and take Melatonin. I took three and went right back to sleep until nearly 6:00AM.

Today I will bake peanut butter criss cross cookies for the senior center for game day tomorrow.

I have dressed and fed myself and the cats and will do my dishes and have a cup of chai. Then a little later I will start the cookies. I want to watch "Bull". I recorded it last night when I went on to bed.

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I watched "Bull" and as usual, it was very interesting. I also played solitaire while I did that. Then I baked peanut butter criss cross cookies for the game day tomorrow at the senior center. Marilyn texted me she hoped I would come. I had already planned to go and that is why I was baking the cookies. But I responded to her anyhow and told her that.

That is finished and I have cleaned up my mess.

I am not sure what I will have for lunch. I went by Nancy's yesterday and there were several people sitting on her screened in porch. I think it was David and his wife but I didn't stop. 

I may just have another peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I had soup, crackers and cheese yesterday...with iced tea. I have very little tea left and I don't think I will buy more for this winter. I will just make hot tea..if anything. I may finish up what I have right now for lunch. It's only 10:30AM so it's too early to eat lunch now.

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My daughter, Leslie, called me an hour later to see if I would be interested in going to Bartlesville with her for lunch and to buy groceries for Thanksgiving dinner. Of course I was delighted to be asked. We went to McCalister's for lunch and I had my usual half sandwich and cup of soup. As usual it was very good.

After we ate, we went out to their huge grocery store where you can get literally everything. It took the better part of an hour but we got everything. Then she brought me back home. 

I spent the afternoon on the computer and going over my Sunday sermon. 

Later this evening, the wind finally came up. The cats and the kittens were very hungry but the wind blew leaves right up to my front door and they piled up there. I swept most of them away and fed the cats and the kittens.

I watched an episode of "Murder She Wrote" and about 9:00PM, I took my bath and went on to bed.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday and Another Quiet Day

I slept well last night although I got up very early again. I had my breakfast and coffee and chai and even a piece of leftover coffeecake. Then I fed the cats and kittens.

I printed off the paper that Ron Dawbarn and I presented at John Whitmer Historical Association that time several years ago. I was afraid if this laptop crashed, I might lose everything.  The paper is backed up on the exterior drive  but I wanted to play it safe.

Wednesday when I go to Coffeyville for my hair appointment, I will need to get gas, go out to Walmart and get the ingredients for my fruit salad, a printer ink cartridge and perhaps even another thumb drive for the class newsletter and mailing list. I will play cards at game day at the senior center and later I will stop at Tyro and pick up my two pies for Thanksgiving. On Tuesday I will need to bake cookies for my game day treat.

More later.... 

I went on to Bartlesville and to their Walmart. I got the ingredients for my salad and also a new ink cartridge. While I was at it, I bought that thumb drive to save the class newsletter and mailing list on.  I bought gas at a QT there at $2.18 a gallon.

I watched TV until 9:00PM and then just went on to bed. I recorded "Bull". I just couldn't stay up any longer. I will watch it in the morning.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday and Coffee cake

I got up about 5:00AM this morning and got myself ready for the day, ate my oatmeal and had my coffee and chai.  Then I saw two of the cats...the mama cat and one of her gray kittens were waiting for their breakfast. So I fed them too.  Later the yellow kitten came too. They have eaten now too.

I have the coffee cake in the oven and when it is finished baking I will cool it and then ice it with a glaze. I do that every Sunday mainly for my two great grandchildren. They are always disappointed when I don't have it.

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The coffeecake is finished and cooled and iced and I am ready to leave for church at 8:00AM. It is only 7:00AM now so I have some time. I am doing a load of laundry so I even have some time to get it into the dryer.

So more even later... 

At 8:30AM I left for church and took the Reader's Digest for Bob and the coffeecake for the church school class.  We had a guest show up for church school class. He is seen walking around Coffeyville all the time. He has some limited abilities. He contacted Leslie for a ride but she was called out on a case. She was on call this weekend. So she called Kelly and Melissa to pick him up at Coffeyville and bring him to church. The folks at church school welcomed him and he sat in on the class without saying much.  He seemed to enjoy Vivian's sermon in the 11:00AM hour.

After church Kelly and Melissa took him home to Coffeyville. Seven of us went over to "Just Us" for lunch. I called Kay and made a reservation for us. Kelly had forgotten his coffee cake so Leslie took it. They can argue about that. :)

When I got back home I did the congregational newsletters and got them out on the mailbox.

I watched TV later to watch 60 Minutes and after that, I took my bath and went to bed shortly before 9:00PM. I was very tired.