Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday and Nothing Special

I slept pretty well last night. I got up about 5:00AM and had my breakfast of oatmeal and coffee and will soon have my Chai. I also had a breakfast bar.

I haven't looked out yet to see how many cats/kittens are out there waiting for their breakfast. 

I finally turned to the CBS news. I missed most of it but I believe I have recorded it. If so, I will watch it instead of the local Tulsa news. I really have no interest in Tulsa news. It's just one murder after another. And if I have recorded it, I can edit out the commercials. They have tons of commercials...all the Tulsa channels do.

I read until 11:00AM and finished that one book. Then unfortunately, there was another one right after it. I may not read that one. I didn't like the first one...just too different.

I am hungry now so I will fix my lunch from my frozen meals.

I had some lunch (sweet and sour chicken) from Schwan's and one of their ice cream bars for dessert. It is always good. After I cleaned up after that, I fixed some lunch for the cats/kittens. Then Suzanne came and brought me some newspapers and chili for tomorrow's lunch and some banana nut bread and some of that one minute flavored oatmeal.. She is so good to me with an occasional meal.

I baked my cake for the Tuesday lunch at the First Christian Church in Independence and froze it. I will pick up Bob's and Karan's and Phyllis's at his apartment on Tuesday at 8:30AM and take all three of them up there.

Then I watched the Ohio State football game. They won with a great score. My daughter-in-law graduated from Ohio State and played girl's basketball for them as a guard. She is a great Buckeye's fan. They played Nebraska and won 52 to 17, if I remember correctly. I will check with my daughter in-law and make sure I recalled the score correctly I should have taken a photo of the score.

More later...

The cats and kittens came by around supper time and wanted some supper so I fed them. One of the larger yellow cats is still limping and holding his right front foot up and not walking on that one. I don't know whether that is Big Yellow Tom or the adolescent yellow cat.

I watched the News for awhile on NBC...CBS had sports and no news. Then at close to 7:00PM, I took my bath.  I plan to go to bed at around 9:00PM. First I will play some FreeCell.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Friday and Another Good Night's Sleep

 I slept well last night and only woke up twice and then got right back to sleep.

I got up at 5:00AM as usual. I have made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I have even had my oatmeal and some coffee and the breakfast bar. I haven't had the TV on yet and have not looked out to see how many cats/kittens are out there. It's only 6:25AM and I am in the den doing this blog and drinking my coffee. I will need to call Cox Complete Care about the notebook. I was working on the blog from the living room yesterday and the words became very tiny, almost impossible to read. I have had one problem right after another ever since google took over the blog.

More later...I want to watch the weather and check on the cats/kittens.

All the cats and kittens were out there waiting for their breakfasts. I took out their food through the garage. They always act like they would push themselves into the apartment and I have been through that once before last year. It was a mess to get that cat out. I finally threw an afghan over it and put it back outside. I have tried to be very careful since that experience.

I will dust everything with my furniture polish dusting cloths this morning.  I got everything else done yesterday.

I got all my dusting done and then called Happy Feet. They are open and I decided to go back over and get my pedicure. I got that done and came home for dinner.  I had chicken and gravy..a frozen meal from the microwave and fruit punch..Then I had one of my Schwan's ice cream bars for dessert. Um good!

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I read most of the afternoon and at 5:00PM I check what cats are waiting for their dinner. There were four so I fed them. I noticed one of the yellow cats was limping and holding his left front foot up and walking on three legs. I don't know what has happened to him.

After I fed them, I brought in the bowls and went back to my book on the Kindle. At 7:00PM I took my bath and at 9:00PM I went on to bed.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thursday and Cleaning Day

 I was up at 5:30AM or so this morning. I didn't sleep as well and woke up several times in the night. I knew I went to bed too early. I am up now at nearly 6:00AM and will have my breakfast and coffee soon. So I will get back to this after that. More later...

I have had my breakfast and coffee and am working on my Chai Latte now. 

I just had word from my brother-in-law that another of my classmates, Bessie, has died. It was the coronavirus. Her sister, Peggy,  is critical. Terrible! We are down to 110 now out of 291. Of course we are all either 84 or 85 and we won't live forever. But as far as I know, this is the only one that has died of the coronavirus.

More later...

I went through my lists again and added my classmate to the deceased classmates list. We have had nine die in 2020.

More later... I want to catch the CBS news.

I tried to watch the CBS news and got my mopping and vacuuming finished during the commercials the way I usually do.   As I was finishing, the phone rang and one of my classmates called and wanted to talk so I missed the bulk of the CBS news. Luckily I had recorded it so I can edit out all the commercials and watch just the news. His wife finally told him he had been on the phone for 25 minutes and he needed to wrap it up. So he did.

More later...I want to have lunch.

I had my lunch of a Schwan's chicken pot pie. They are really pretty tasty. Lots of chicken and lots of veggies. Afterward I had one of my Schwan's ice cream bars for dessert.

I read most of the afternoon and then decided to do what laundry I had...mostly towels and underwear. I had a difficult time getting the water turned back on. After the people who laid my new floors last week left they forgot to turn the water back on and they made the faucets very hard to turn.   I worked at it for awhile and finally was able to get them turned back on. I got my laundry done and it needs to be folded out of the dryer...if it's dry. I will check.

I got my laundry dry and put away. I am glad I washed the jeans I got blood on while Dean was here. The front storm door caught my right leg as we were leaving and as usual, I bled like a stuck pig. I came back in the house and wiped off the blood and put a bandaid on it.   So this evening, I washed those jeans in hot water. I had first soaked them in cold water. The stain all came out. I am so glad.

I did not watch the debate. I was just not up to it. I did record it though. I have already voted so why bother and get myself all in a tizzy.

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wednesday and Breakfast Wifh Bob

 I got up early again and did not have any breakfast. I did feed the cats/kittens before I left.

I had a scamming problem. I heard from Amazon that my Prime was about to be deleted if I didn't give them a new credit card number. The e-mail said it was due today and tomorrow they would eliminate the Amazon Prime. They said they had tried to use the Amazon credit card and it was rejected. I knew that was not true. I had just paid the bill. My Chase card is my Amazon card. I called Amazon and checked it out and sure enough, it was a scam. I just deleted the e-mail after Amazon told me I didn't owe anything until August 29th of 2021.

Once again I went to Coffeyville at 7:00AM and picked up Bob for breakfast. After I took him back home, I went out to the Woodshed and bought gas and then I went out to Karan's and left the papers for the animal shelter there.

Then I went to Walmart and bought the few groceries I needed. From there I went to Happy Feet for my pedicure. They were closed. I waited until 10:15 and they never showed up so I came on back home. I took my polish off and left them plain. I hated that. I love  a pedicure.

When I got home I found my Coffeyville paper in the mailbox. I found a good news story about my grandson's pool hall fire. It started on Sunday after he finished cleaning there. The cause is under investigation. 

I needed some makeup so I dropped the newspaper off at Leslie's office so she and John could read it then went on to the Merle Norman store to get my makeup.

Then I washed my car and then came on home again.

More later...

I watched one segment of a new series from Amazon Prime called "The First 48 Hours" .

Later on I read on that book I've been working in and fed the cats again and then took my bath at 7:00PM and went on to bed at 8:30PM or so. I was very tired.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday and Another Good Night's Sleep

 I slept like a log again. The quilt on the bed makes all the difference. That way I sleep nice and warm.

I was up at 5:00AM and have had my breakfast and coffee and even my chai.

It's 6:45AM now and I just checked on the cats.Three of them were out there so I put out their food. I think I may have scared Big Yellow Tom off. I am sorry I refused to feed him..even if he does have a home of his own. He was a nice friendly cat.

It appears Big Yellow Tom wasn't scared enough to miss breakfast. He is out there again with the two kittens. I don't see Scruffie yet. She looked very pregnant...or fat. There are only three out there so far.

I had an e-mail from Dean thanking me for checking on him on his trip back to Topeka. I was a little concerned about him. He is my age but has a lot more health problems and that is a three hour trip to his home.

Today, I will check on Nancy before noon and see if she remembers we planned to go out to eat today. She is dying to get out of the house. Since she had Dale sell her car, she feels trapped in the house. She did finally go across the street and visit with Sara. Sara moved across the street from Nancy recently. Now Sara is next door to Carolyn, her daughter. She and Nancy are the same age....a year older then me. 

More later... 

Nancy just called to tell me she is sick again and can't stay out of the bathroom. She took a rain check on lunch so I will have one of my TV dinners for lunch. That's o.k. I just wish she would get Dale to take her to the doctor to find out what all her stomach trouble is. I have offered to take her but she doesn't seem to want to know. She has had this periodic stomach problem ever since I moved here to Caney...almost two years ago. 

That's a problem I can't solve....

I watched the noon news and then have been reading ever since in my Kindle. I do not care for the book I am reading but I have it so I will finish it.  It's 2:30PM now. The name of the book is "The Wheel of Time". I don't care for it but it is one of my "free" Amazon books. We get two per month free if we are Amazon Prime customers.

I read the book until time for the news and then watched the news. After that I took my bath, played solitaire for awhile and went to bed early. I also put the quilt back on my bed so I would sleep very well.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday and a Quiet Day

I slept like a log last night. It was cold so I got out an extra quilt and laid it on top of the bedding and was nice and warm in a cold night. I also got out my winter pjs and wore them to bed.

I was up early as usual at 5:00AM and made the bed, got myself ready for the day and ate my breakfast and a breakfast bar, had my coffee and Chai Latte. 

When I opened the front door all five cats/kittens were there and very hungry. They got no supper last night so they were very hungry. I think they are mostly finished now. I don't see any of them out there now. Big Tom and Scruffie hung around and ran off the kittens for a long while so they could eat most of the food. Finally I went out and ran Big Tom off. He belongs to a kid on State street just up the street and he has been eating here.. I scatted him home finally.

I don't have  plan for today. I will take Nancy to lunch tomorrow if I can reach her on the phone to confirm our date and go to Coffeyville as usual on Wednesday. I believe Wednesday is also game day at the senior center so I will be staying all day until 3:30PM. I will e-mail Marilyn to find out for sure. If that is the right Wednesday that means I would have lunch over there somewhere. I am thinking I may make my coffeecake for our treat during the game. That would be something different. 

As for today, I don't have a plan.

I watched the CBS news until it went off at 10:00AM. It's been chilly today so I have stayed in except for taking my trash barrel to the curb for tomorrow's early pick up. Brrr.

Closer to noon I will eat my last frozen meal. I may go up to Independence later and buy some more frozen meals sometime later today.

I missed the first part of 60 Minutes last evening so I may go watch it. I recorded it.

More later..

I did watch the rest of 60 Minutes and the I called Nancy to see if she wanted to go to Independence with me while I got a few groceries. She was not feeling well again. We are still planning to go eat out tomorrow if she is feeling well by then.

I went by myself and got my groceries. I did forget to get milk though. I stopped by our Sonic and bought a cherry limeade slush there.

Then I came home and put away my groceries.

I will watch the news and then read awhile.

So more later..

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday and Another Church Online

I slept well but because I had gone to bed so early I was up even earlier. I was up shortly after 4:00AM, I have made my bed and dressed but am just now thinking about my oatmeal and coffee so I guess I will go make some.

I have had my oatmeal and am working on a breakfast bar now. My coffee is right here and it is next. I really enjoyed my visit with Dean. He lost his Nancy the year before I lost my Bob. We traded life stories over breakfast yesterday morning. I knew some of his over the past two year's visits. And I was right...he does have a stint. He has a pacemaker too and takes as many meds as Bob Avery does. He also has type 2 diabetes.  I feel even healthier then before. I take two for my thyroid and one for blood pressure and that's it. So far, so good.

I will wait until 6:00AM to check out the cats/kittens. The more I feed them the more they want. I am now just feeding them morning and evening. They were wanting lunch too and I was going through a lot of cat food feeding five cats/kittens three times a day and one of them belongs to a neighbor boy. No wonder I call him Big Yellow Tom. He eats their food and mine too.

I am working on my Chai now and am full.

I guess I will go turn on the news. More later. 

At 11:00AM I will be watching Toronto church services. 

I turned off the news when it became repetitious and Alexa played music for me from Christopher Cross...easy listening music award recipient. Very nice music.

It's a little after 10:00AM now and I will go do something else until time for the church service. And it is raining here today.

Be back later...

At 11:00 I turned on the service at Toronto Canada. It was a fine service and a very good sermon.

I had one of my frozen dinners and an ice cream bar for lunch. 

At 2:00PM I went over to Nancy's and visited for four hours. She was very lonely and I have had a lot of trouble getting a hold of her. Usually the phone rings six times and then it goes to a busy signal.

I got home and turned on the TV and there was no sound. I turned the TV on and then turned it off. I hit the Bose system switch several times but nothing happened and I thought the system was dead. Then I tried turning on Amazon Prime and the sound came on!!. Amazing !!

I watched the rest of 60 Minutes and also had a banana. 

It's almost 7:00PM now and when the 60 Minutes program is over I will take my bath. Then I will read the book I have been reading until bedtime at 9:00PM.