Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday and Errands

I slept well last night. I got up after 5:00PM and at 6:00AM, I texted Bob. He had had a good night's sleep too. The heating pad had helped him get through the night well.

I had a dilemma. I had given Nancy some of that goulash but I still had too much. I offered it to Bob and he wanted it. I told him I was going to put a notice on the church's door about our being encouraged to cancel our services until Easter. I was also going to take that extra food pantry food over the Sycamore Landing to put on the free table. I knew all those folks that lived there could use them. Bob also wanted the strawberries so I told him to take anything he could use.

Then I went out to church only to find I had left the church key in the jeans I wore when I took the cake over to the church to put it in the freezer there. So I dropped by Cyndi's place to borrow her key but I couldn't raise her. It was 9:00AM.

So I went on to John and Leslie's to see the puppies and watch Maia open her birthday gifts. She is ten now. I left half that pecan pie with them. I had taken two pieces of the pie for Nancy and me. The puppies have really grown in two weeks.

Then I found the church key in the phone pocket on my purse so I went on back to the church to tape the sign on the inside of the door. I went out to the Woodshed and bought some gas while I was there in Coffeyville.

Leslie texted me and thanked me for the pie. They had had some of it and thought it was really good. I was glad I gave the other half  to them.

Then I came home. I watched a recorded version of Dateline on Amazon Prime and also posted on this blog.

I brought three other books home that I got at the library.  Later I will begin one of them.

More later...I also want to make my chili. I will have Nancy over to share it and also have those two pieces of pie. We will have it on Sunday.

 I got my chili done and cooled and in the frig. I called Nancy and invited her for lunch tomorrow. She accepted. I went out to Dollar General to get some Freetos. They were out. The cashier called Copan and they had some so I went eight miles down the highway and bought the only bag at that Dollar General and they had one..a small one, It will be enough for Nancy and me. She will drink coffee and I will have juice with it. Then we will have the pie for dessert.

I read all evening and took my bath about7:00PM. I will go to bed soon. It's going on 9:00PM now.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday and Cleaning

I slept well again last night and got up about 5:30AM, dressed and had my breakfast. I checked with Bob and he slept much better last night. That's good. Living with pain is just not an option if there is an alternative. That couple of shots must have done wonders.

I had three cats show up for breakfast this morning. Gray mama cat, her young yellow cat and another gray cat...probably one of her half grown kittens. Mama cat is always the first here. Of course, she was half starved when she started coming last year. She has fattened up nicely over the past year. She's very good at eating all she wants and then sitting to the side to let her family eat after that.

I will clean today since I didn't get that done yesterday. Then I may take my cake over to the church to that freezer there since I have no room in my freezer. Then I may just go on up to Independence to the Dairy Queen and get a blizzard. I may even check with John to see if I can see the puppies again. It's been two weeks since I have seen them. They will have grown considerably.

My ground beef for the meatloaf for Sunday's dinner at church is thawing nicely. It will be fine for Sunday's dinner. I may even take the rest of my goulash too. I will have to add some more tomato sauce.

More later....

Nancy came over and asked me to go to lunch with her. We went to Copan restaurant and had a wonderful salad and iced tea. Since I drove, she bought my lunch.

At 1:00PM I went over to the Food Pantry and picked up produce. I will keep what I can use and put the rest on the free table at Sycamore Landing.

Later today church services were cancelled for the next three weeks because of worries about the Coronavirus. I had already thawed meat for a meatloaf and now I will make chili with that. I also bought a beautiful Amish pecan pie today on my way back from Independence and I have no idea what I will do with that. I took a corning ware dish of the goulash to Nancy this evening. I kept some but I will take the rest of the goulash to Bob in the morning. He can't eat pecan pie because of the pecans. I may keep a couple of pieces for Nancy and me and give the rest to John and Leslie.

This fear of sickness may lose us all the visitors we have coming to church. That would be a tragedy.

I never did get my cleaning done this week. Maybe I can get it done tomorrow.

I read all evening and finished my last book. I took my bath at 7:30PM and I finally went to bed at 11:00PM. Very late for me. I will go back to the library in the morning and get more books.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday and a Trip over to Coffeyville

Three cats, two yellow ones and the one gray mama cat, came for breakfast. I texted Bob to ask how he was doing and learned that he was in so much pain he was unable to sleep in his bed. He finally managed to get out of bed after much pain and slept the rest of the night in his recliner. He thought he should go to the hospital emergency room. I offered to come take him to the hospital since he was in so much pain and wasn't sure he could even get in his car.

I got over there at 7:00AM., picked him up and took him to the emergency room.  They ended up giving him two a muscle relaxer and the other for the pain. That helped some. I stayed to be sure his doctor didn't want to see him and then his daughter, Denise, came over too. I came home about noon and fixed myself a bowl of the goulash I had made yesterday. It was pretty good!

Then I began to make my cake. I realized that it was my last mix. I had bought two for Bob and two good icings too but had not bought myself any. After I got the cake out of the oven and it was cooling, I went back to Dollar General and bought two cake mixes and two icings. When I got home the cake was cooled so I iced it.

Then I began reading the second book and read it of and n all afternoon,

I finished it about 6:00PM and the Schwan's man came with my order. I had bought chicken pot pies and ice cream bars this time. That should hold me for awhile.

Judy from the Red Cross called and wanted me to work the next blood drive so I chose the 10:30AM to 12:30AM  shift next Thursday. I don't think I will give blood this time. I will just escort those who do. I have a 8:30AM dental check up and I hope I get through there in time to get over to Coffeyville by 10:30AM. It's just an exam and cleaning so it probably will be fine. This is a new local female dentist here. Dr. Eastep retired in December..

Two cats came for supper this evening. One of the young yellow ones and the gray mama cat. When she finally finished i brought the bowls in. 

It's 8:35PM now and I think I will go start my last book. If I get it finished tomorrow, I can go back to the library on Saturday and get some more reading material. I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM if I don't get hung up with that book

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday and Light Rain

I woke up about 5:00AM and couldn't et back to sleep so I just got up and dressed and got myself ready for the day. It will be a busy day. I may have breakfast with my brother-in-law, Bob, then I will go to Walmart to grocery shop and get my hair done. Then I may take a book and read until lunch time and then stop at Sonic and have a kid's meal before I go out to Asbury Village for bunco.

More later...time to go...And there was no rain....not even in Coffeyville.  It had rained lightly in Coffeyville but had stopped by the time I got over there.  I dropped by the bank and got some money. My social security came in last night.

My plans have all changed. After I had breakfast with Bob, I went out to Walmart and bought my groceries. (I was impressed when I got home that I had only missed one thing on my long list. I had accidentally left my list at home on the frig door. I will go to Dollar General to get my trash bags this afternoon. That's all I missed. Anyhow, back to the plans change.) I got gas at the Woodshed and then got my hair done. I texted Marilyn about the bunco at Asbury Village and she said that was NEXT week. So I came on back home.

I noticed my neighbor had mowed so I decided to mow mine get rid of some of the leaves actually,  His looked so much better then mine. It took about a dozen pulls for me to get the mower started after I added gas to it...but it did start.

But I was amazed at how tired I got with just doing the front yard. I have sat all winter and read so my stamina has suffered. After I finished the front, I emptied the mulched leaves into the trash bag, swept up what mess it had made in the garage and on the driveway and came back in the house..I may try to do the back later this afternoon but not until late afternoon...that's for sure. I am bushed!

It's about time for the mail now and I am hungry. I will just fix myself a ham sandwich now and will fix the goulash for tomorrow and Friday. I even have frozen steak bread in the freezer.

More later....

 I went out to Dollar General and bought the few extra things I needed. I noticed I was now out of macaroni and also low on Parmesan cheese and oregano so I bought some more. I will need the cheese for my goulash. I got that made and it is in the frig now. It is 2:28PM now and I don't think I am going to get that back yard mowed.  I am still very tired. Amazing!

More later..

I went out this afternoon late and mowed the back yard. All I have left now is the west side yard.

I went to Dollar general again to buy some of their $1.00 Betty Crocker cake mixes. I bought one for me and two for Bob  and I also bought him two creamy cake icings for 2 for $3.00. I have some icing myself. We do habe cakes again this Tuesday. I will bake mine tomorrow or Friday and freeze it.

Now it's bath time so more later.....

After my bath, I read on my new book and at 10:00PM or so, I finally went on to bed.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday and Another Book

I slept very well last night. I was up at 6:20AM, just in time for Scott to call on his way to work. I had my breakfast of oatmeal and coffee and Chai and have checked my e-mail. As I was making the bed, it slid off the blocks that John set it up on last week. He is to stop by after his dental appointment and try to get it back on those blocks. Dr. C. wants we to have my headboard elevated. John made up these blocks and the are nearly square.  I hope the headboard won't be constantly working their way off the blocks.

I had three cats come for breakfast this morning...two grays and one yellow. I will need to get some more cat food soon.

I will start my last book this morning. Then I will need to go to the library again....probably tomorrow  after I get home from Coffeyville. I will see if Bob wants to have breakfast tomorrow and then I will go to Walmart and after that, at 9:30AM, I have my hair appointment. Then I will go to the library there in Coffeyville before I go to Asbury Village for Bunco.

More later....

I watched the news until John came by after his dental appointment to set my bed back on bricks. As I was making it this morning, it fell off the blocks he had made for me. We used some decorative bricks and he put those under the headboard. I don't think they can go anywhere.

I was going to watch "Bull" after I watched the news, but for some reason, it didn't record last night. I hope the Tivo is not going out. The program was checked too and so was "All Rise". It wasn't recorded either. Strange! They were both checked to record.

More later...

I found the episode of "Bull" that missed recording on Amazon Prime and watched it this afternoon.

Sandy dropped over for awhile this afternoon and we had a visit. She returned some bowls I had taken food to Nancy in and Nancy thought they belonged to her. She knew they weren't hers and brought them back to me.

I took my read books back to the library and got three more.  I read most of the afternoon...some of the time in the the sunshine. That felt good.

Now it is 5:45PM and I am watching the CBS news right now.

I got the Church Brief off to the Coffeyville Journal this afternoon too. Hopefully they will get the right one in this time too. Last week's was the correct one too but before that it was anyone's guess which one she would use.

Around 7:00PM I will take my bath and at 9:00PM, I plan to got to bed.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday and Laundry

I woke up at 6:00AM this morning and the first thing I did was strip my bed and start my laundry. I put clean sheets on the bed and fixed my oatmeal and coffee for breakfast. My washer finished after that and I have put everything in the dryer.

Then I checked the e-mail and the blog. I watched the weather on the 8's from the weather bureau. It is raining this morning and I believe it rained most of the night. There is a chance of light hail today too. That's when I am happy I have a garage. My little Honda Civic has got to last me the rest of my life. I had a 92 Toyota Camry that was ruined by heavy hail in the past. I drove it that way for several years until my Bob and I found a nice 2001 Honda Civic and bought that.  I sold that to my niece several years later after they wrecked their car. That's when I bought this 2008 Civic. It was 2013 and it was used but only had 46,000 miles on it. It has 109,900 miles on it now. Toyotas and Hondas have been known to go for 300,000 miles. When I bought this last one, the dealership had a list of a dozen  Honda owners who had that many miles on their vehicles posted on their wall. 

I don't have a plan for today after I finish the laundry so I will probably just start another book.

I love the new desktop computer my son sent me. It is so nice to have a desktop computer again. He will take my old desktop  and two laptops home with him when he and Esther come in May. He will work them over and put larger drives in them and more memory and use them. He is an IT and can always use more computers. He puts several different operating systems on them.

More later...

It's almost 11:30AM now and I am ready for lunch. I have read all morning  in the second of my library books.

The cats must have found another place to eat their breakfast since they never showed up here. Of course at breakfast time it was raining so that may explain that.

I will check to see if the mailman has come yet .

Be back later...

The mailman was an hour later then usual.

Well it's 1:45PM now and  I have had the other half of my sweet and sour chicken from yesterday's lunch. I warmed it up in the microwave.

I read until the mail came and will go back to it soon again, This author is interesting.

I read all afternoon and finished the second book at 4:00PM. It was interesting too.  At 5:00PM, I will watch the news. I haven't been out of the house all day except to go out to the curb and get my mail.

I don't know where the cats have all gone but I haven't seen a one all day for meals. It's 6:00PM and we have no cats for supper yet. I hope the little critters are all right. There has been no rain all afternoon.

I will stay up and take my bath at 7:00PM and stay up to watch the "Bull" program at 9:00PM before I go to bed.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday and Coffeecake

I slept well last night!  The last time I checked my phone it said it was almost 5:00AM so I got up and dressed and got myself ready for the day. After I had made up my face, I noticed my watch was an hour behind. I had forgotten to turn the clocks and watches up an hour for daylight savings time. I will need to do that before I make the coffeecake. It's almost 6:00AM now so I had better get in gear.

More later....Well I got all the clocks changed forward and the coffeecake finished and iced. I made it into muffins instead of an 8 inch square coffeecake.  I leave the pecans out for Bob's piece. It's 7:30AM now and I will leave for church at 8:00AM or 8:30AM No one comes before 9:00AM but sometimes Bob comes that early. Karan may still be sick and may not be there at all. She has our strongest voice for the hymns.

More later...

Well, Karan was well enough to come to church and in fact we had a large congregation this week. After church, Bob and Phyllis and I went to Great China for lunch. It is always so good and we always get enough food for the next day too.

When I got home, I sent off my newsletters.  I put them out on my mailbox with the flag up so the mailman will take them today.

Halfway through the afternoon I went out to Sonic and had a mini Sonic Blast. I can't do that too often or I will gain weight. Then I didn't eat anything else the rest of the day.

I read in the afternoon and even in the evening. I had started a new book and a new author and couldn't put down the book until I took my bath at 7:00PM and I finished it at 9:30PM. I watched 60 Minutes at 6:00PM and stopped reading only long enough to feed the cats. 

I went to bed at 9:30PM.