Saturday, February 1, 2020

Saturday and Baking a Cake

I slept well last night and got up shortly before 5:00AM.  I got myself ready for my day. I have had my oatmeal and coffee and even my chai.

When I looked out this morning all three cats were waiting for their breakfast. Mama cat, as usual, and big yellow Tom and young yellow were there.  I took them out their breakfast and they all three stuffed themselves. I have left the food out there in case they will be back later.

Today. I will bake my cake and put it in my freezer and then take it to church tomorrow to put it in the freezer there. Bob will pick it up on Tuesday to take it to the First Christian Church in Independence for their Tuesday evening supper.

I have noticed a little light headedness this morning. I took my blood pressure and it was 136/71 with a heart rate of 71. I guess that's alright. I haven't had a blood pressure pill since Wednesday, when Dr. C told me to give it up for a month.  My next appointment is February 21st.

More later...

I had a peanut and jelly sandwich for lunch. I really couldn't think of anything else I wanted. 

Suzanne came  a little later then she thought. She stayed awhile and visited. After she left I went out to the Dollar General store and got the few things I needed including icing for the cake. I saw Suzanne there and gave her this past week's Coffeyville Journals. I will give her the papers after I read them. She paid me for half my subscription. So we will share them.

I iced the cake and then froze it.

Then I spent the rest of the afternoon reading my book.

Now I am watching the CBS news. It is almost 6:00PM.

At 7:00PM I will take my bath and put my PJs on and read some more. I will also feed the cats.

More later...

Well, I read until 8:00PM and then went on to bed.  I was very tired and did very little all day but read. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday and Reading

I got up early as usual about 5:45AM. I dressed and got myself ready for the day, had my oatmeal and coffee and even Chai.

Three cats showed up for breakfast. I watched the news until the Dollar General Store opened and before I went out there I cut up onion and drained, washed and set the beans on high in my Slow Cooker. I intend to get some ham at the Dollar General Store. I will cut up some of that to add to the slow cooker.

As soon as Dollar General opened i went on out and got the three items I needed and then came back home and cut up some ham for my beans. I put a birthday card for Jerod in the mailbox for the mailman to pick up.

At noon I ate some of my beans with the cornbread I had baked. It was good and I fixed a container for Nancy and took some cornbread and put it in a plastic bag too. I went by Nancy's and gave her the food and then after a short visit, I came back home.

As soon as the library was open, I went in and checked out three more books.

I read most of the afternoon.  Now it is 6:00PM and I will read again until time to take my bath at 7:00PM.

Two cats showed up for supper. As always, one was mama cat and one of the yellow cats is also out there. It is the younger one...not the Big Tom.

Big Tom is out there now too . I took out another bowl of food for him.

I took my bath about 7:00PM and read until 10:00PM and finished my book and went to bed. This author is hard to put down. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thursday and A Quiet Day

I slept well last night but did wake up with a sore arm. I took a couple of Aleve and it is fine now.

I opened the front door finally at 7:15AM and all three cats were out there waiting not so patiently for their breakfast. I took out the double bowl and two blue bowls and they are all engrossed in eating. Mama cat, big yellow Tom and little yellow were all ready to eat. Mama cat is the only one still out there.

I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that when I saw the doctor yesterday my blood pressure was 121/68. He said that was way too low.  That is the same as it was when I gave blood and this dizziness began. He took me off the blood pressure med for one month. I have another appointment in February about the 21st. to check it out again.

I have everything caught up for this week and will read again today. I read until 10:00PM last night and am close to finishing the second book from the Caney library. I have one more left.

More later....

I discovered I had already read that book so I took all three of them back to the library. Then I called Gay to see if she was going to be home for lunch. She was fixing beets for a dinner at their senior center and she invited me to come up as her I did. We had a good visit and a good lunch. I stayed awhile and played Bingo with their group and then came on back to Caney.   I got back home about 3:00PM and stopped by the library but they were closed at 2:00PM on Thursdays.

I guess I will go back to my latest Kindle book. I didn't finish it.

More even later.....

The Schwan's man, Taylor, came  and brought my order. I was out of TV dinners and outside of eating out occasionally, they are my primary food source. I think I will soak some beans and plan to have beans and cornbread tomorrow.

I read awhile in my Phyllis Tickle book. It is hard to plow through.

I stopped at Independence this afternoon and had a small blizzard.

I am watching the 4:00PM news now.  So more later....

I did the crossword puzzle in the Journal this evening and soon after that I saw the Mama cat, and another gray cat that was her half grown kitty and also Big yellow Tom. I took the double dish bowl out and two blue bowls all with cat food in them. They ate their fill and I brought in the bowls.

It's about 6:30PM and I will go take my bath and put my p.j's on. Then I will try to find something to read. I want to turn off the TV because I sleep better if I read before bedtime.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday and Two Appointments

I slept very well last night. Of course I didn't turn off the light and go to sleep until 11:00PM. I was so engrossed in that book.

I got up at 5:00AM this morning ad have had my oatmeal coffee and chai. I will pick yup Bob at 7:00AM to go to Eggberts for more breakfast. We didn't eat out last Wednesday. It was freezing rain then and I didn't want to risk it that early.

I had three cats this morning since I didn't feed them last night. Both yellow cats and mama cat were waiting for their breakfast. Mama cat is always there and the two yellow cats are sometimes there too. When I feed the mama cat, they usually come soon after.

More later.... I had better leave. It is supposed to snow later this morning. I will need to be careful then...coming home.

My hair appointment is at 9:30AM  and the doctor's appointment is at 10:30AM. Then I will come home.

More later....

I got everything done I hoped to today. I took Bob to breakfast, went to the library, got gas and to my doctor's appointment. They seemed think they were keeping my blood pressure too low and that was causing my dizziness. He wants me to stop taking the blood pressure meds for a month and see if the dizziness clears up.  It was 121/60 today. When I went to give blood earlier this month that is what it was then too. He says if I need a blood pressure pill, he will give me a different one and an even lower dose. I only take 5 mgs now. He also wants me to continue to monitor my blood pressure.

So, now, back to the books....

I read until 5:30PM and then turned on the CBS news.  It's almost 7:00PM now, At 7:00PM, I will take my bath and put my PJs on.

More later...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tuesday and Caught Up

I slept pretty well last night. I did get up at 5:00AM as usual.  I dressed and ate my breakfast and coffee and chai. I have not checked whether there are cats waiting for me to see them for their breakfast yet. It's only 6:40AM.

I just texted Bob and he slept well. I told him I did too.

I will check now and see if the cats are out there.

More later....

Mama cat was out there and when I took her food out there the big yellow Tom was out there too. I left him a blue bowl full.  She is eating. He ran off when I closed the garage door. He hasn't come back yet. The bowl is out there in case he works up his courage and comes back to eat. She has more courage or is evidently hungrier and doesn't stay away long.

It's supposed to rain this afternoon and perhaps snow too  There 's a 90% chance of at least rain.

I got my cleaning caught up yesterday.  I do need to dust sometime today. I finished my book last night before I went to bed. Now I only have one left this week.

I have been watching the CBS news since 8:00AM and it is 9:00AM now. When this is finished at 10:00AM, I will  read that last book.

More later...

I couldn't put down that book and stayed up until 11:00PM to finish it. Then I went to bed.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday and Laundry and Cleaning

I got up before 6:00AM this morning and changed my bed. I slept fitfully last night. The laundry is finished but I need to get everything into the dryer.

The three cats came over for their breakfast so I fed them then I took the dishes in.

I will clean this morning since I never felt up to it last week. I also want to go out to Dollar General for some other things I need now. I will do that after I finish cleaning.

So more later....

I got the floors washed and the vacuuming done and then went out to Dollar General and bought what I needed. I am really tired now and have been watching the CBS morning news.

I even folded out the clothes from the dryer and put them away.

It's 10:00AM now and I will get back to my book. So more later....

I worked on my March 1st sermon until lunch time and got it roughed out. I also got the bulletin done. Then I ate my last Walmart frozen lunch and had some juice with it.

After lunch, I went back to my book and read all afternoon. I had a Twix ice cream bar for my supper. It's almost 5:30PM now and I will watch the CBS news next. I am tired of reading. At 7:00PM, I will take my bath and even later I will feed the cats their dinner.

After that, around 9:00PM, I will go on to bed.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday and the Sermon

I slept pretty well last night. I did wake up a couple of times with noise outside. Once I got up and took my flashlight out to the second bedroom (den) and shined it out the door but could see nothing that would be making the noise. So I just went on back to bed. It's probably just the furnace making the noise but after that attempted break in next door in this duplex last month, I am cautious.

I got up shortly before 5:00AM. I had my oatmeal and coffee and chai and started the coffee cake for the Sunday school class.  It is in the oven now. I took my blood pressure again this morning. It has been weird ever since I gave blood last week.Yesterday it was 155/69 and heart rate of 89...way too fast. It is usually about 62.  This morning it was 138/62 with heart rate of 78...still faster then usual.  Oh well, I have a 10:30AM appointment with the doctor Wednesday. I am hoping by then everything will be back to normal.

I have the sermon at church this morning. The theme today is from Isaiah and I prefer doing the message on the New Testament. I had to work to make the theme more about Jesus and his message of love and peace.

The coffeecake is nearly finished baking. I will take it out of the oven to cool in a bit then ice it after it cools.

Two of the cats are out there and so I took out their food. Yellow Tom was out there too.

Mama cat is the only one out there now. So I brought in the bowls as soon as she was finished eating.

The coffee cake is cooling now.

More later....

I got the coffee cake iced after it was cool and about   8:15AM I loaded things into the car and took off for the church. I got the worship center done and cut the coffeecake and did some cleaning.

After the church school class arrived, we had our lesson. At about 10:45, we got ready for the worship service. I have the service this Sunday. I was not altogether happy with my message but since it was taken from Isaiah, I was not sure why that theme was chosen,  I prefer the New Testament.

After church Phyllis and I went over to Cherryvale to "Just Us" for lunch. It was very good and the were mostly full.

Then I took Phyllis back to the church to get her car and I came on back home. I read for awhile and then later in the afternoon I went over to Nancy's to take her the leftover coffeecake. Once again she was hurting with her arthritis.

I stayed until her caregiver came to make sure she took her meds. Then I left and came home to read the rest of my book.

I read until 7:00PM, when I took my bath and then came back to my book until 9:00PM when I went on to bed.