Saturday, January 9, 2021

Saturday and Another Aggravating Day

 I will probably read again today. It is very cold at 23 degrees.I can't see getting out in it. 

I didn't sleep well last night...tossed and turned quite a bit. Finally sometime around 5:00AM, I just got up and made my bed and dressed. I am having my oatmeal now and breakfast bar. I also have my Hazelnut coffee. In a little while I will text Bob and check out the cats. I didn't give them supper last night so they will probably be pretty hungry. 

So more later...I want to see if I have TV this morning.

 I do have TV this morning. I have watched the weather and am now watching the CBS news.

I fed three cats..two yellow cats and Scruffie.  I did feed Scruffie last evening. She finally came for that meal. After she ate, I went out to bring in the bowls. A possum was out there about to eat from her bowl. I ran him/it off.

I looked out the door and Scruffie was there now. The others had finished so she was able to come eat. That's good. I won't have to feed the cats again this evening. 

I started watching the news again and suddenly my picture began tearing again..just like last night. I contacted Cox again and they attempted to fix it remotely but it still did that off and on all morning....very aggravating!! I contacted Cox each time and got a remote "helper" who was unable to help me. I finally got an actual tech and he said they would need to see my equipment and check it out. He made an appointment for between 1:00PM  and 3:00PM on Monday. This better not be a service call. I had a reminder card in the mail yesterday that reminded me if I could access channel 1987, I would be fine. I had no problem accessing that channel at all. Grrr!!

Now I am having to charge my phone.

More later... 

I got one of my classmates letters back in the mail today so she is "unknown". That means I had to redo my classmates lists to get them both up to date.  So I have a total of 111 living classmates thus far, 29 unknown...meaning they didn't give me a forwarding address or I was not notified of their deaths.  154 I know are deceased. All this out of a total of 294 to begin with. 

So more later... 

I read all evening and went to bed about 10:00PM.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Friday and No Plan

 I slept well last night and was up after 5:00AM. I have had my breakfast and am working on my Chai Latte now. I opened the front door to three cats. Inky, Scruffie and Blondie. I fed them and I see another yellow cat is out there too.

I am watching "the weather on the 8's." now and when I see the local weather, I will change the channel to the news on channel 6.

I don't have anything on my plate today. The apartment is clean, the laundry is done and I finished my latest book last night before I went to bed.  

I may try to see Nancy today again. The last time I saw her she was all dressed and looking like she felt good. That's rare. Most of the time she is in her nightgown and robe and sleeps all night and all day.

I may start another book today.

O.K., I saw the weather and changed to the news. On another topic, I haven't heard a peep out of that cricket in a week. It must have finally died after I set off that bug bomb. It chirped for a day or two and then got silent. I am so glad. I hope I never have to do that again. The worst part was having to take everything out of the bedroom and closets. The only good part is that everything is nice and neat in those closets now.  

So, more later... 

It's 3:25PM and I just finished another book from Amazon.  I think I still have at least one more downloaded to read. I am about read out though. I will get back to this later.

I was watching the news and all the channels on my TV started tearing. I chatted with three different techs and still have no picture that I can watch.

Finally they got it fixed after 40 minutes. It was a mess!

I read until 10:00PM and finally just had to go on to bed.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

I slept well last night and was up early. I have had my coffee and oatmeal and juice. I scanned the County Chronicle and sent it on to those who want it. 

I texted Bob and he was up. It is raining lightly here. 

Only three cats came for breakfast.....two yellow cats and inky. Again, I have not seen Scruffie. I haven't seen her lone yellow kitty either. I don't know what might have happened to them. I lost two bowls yesterday. When I  got home from Coffeyville the big double bowl was almost empty and both plastic bowls were gone. The blue bowl was still there and was empty.  

Earlier we were forecast for rain and snow today. We have the light rain but so far, no snow.

We had some rain earlier...not much and no snow yet today.  While commercials were on, I managed to clean the entire apartment...even dust it. The dryer just went off so I should fold out those clothes in it and get back to this later...

o.k. all that load is put away except for a towel and a hand towel. I put them back in to finish drying.

This morning I notice the cabinet is calling for bringing up the 25th amendment and perhaps trying Trump again and removing him from office. I don't know whether they will do that or not but it is being discussed. He was behind that catastrophe yesterday. 

More later... 

I opened the front door at 5:00PM and was so glad to finally see Scruffie. Inky and Blondie were also there so I fed all three. I knew they would not let her eat in peace so I just fed them all.

I will turn on the 5:00PM news now and watch the local Tulsa channel 6 news until time for the  CBS news. After that I will take my bath and at 9:00PM, I will go to bed. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wednesday and Bunco at the Senior Center

I slept very well last night and was up at 5:00AM. I have had one coffee and will go over to Coffeyville and pick up Bob for breakfast. Afterward I will get my hair done. I will take my Kindle so I can read before I go to the senior center at 1:00PM for bunco.

I have three cats here to eat their breakfast. I  have not seen Scruffie yesterday and she did not come come for breakfast this morning. I will leave the dishes out there and hope they are still there when I get home from Coffeyville.

I had better leave now to pick up Bob for breakfast.

More later

I rained all the way over to Coffeyville..I picked up Bob and we had breakfast there at Eggberts. After I took him home I went out to Country Mart an bought some chocolates for the Bunco treats and then went to my hair appointment. After that I went to the Country Time Mall and looked around to kill some time. By that time it was time for  lunch and I stopped Sonic and bought a junior hamburger ad a small coke. Then I went on up to the senior center and Janet let me in and I read while she went to lunch. 

After that, it was time for Bunco.  I had a good time.

 On the way home I turned on  NPR on the radio and caught what the mob Trump had inspired was doing. They had broken into the capitol building and were causing a riot. They were trying to get those records of the results of the electors and burn them. A smart and quick thinking aide in there managed to get the boxes they were in and take them out of the chamber to hide them. The mob broke windows and vandalized the chamber. The police attempted to get them out of the capitol  building before they did any more damage and eventually had to use tear gas to get them outside and eventually out of the capitol grounds. There was a 6:00PM curfew but for some reason they didn't arrest those to didn't honor the curfew. What a mess. It went from a protest to a mob action just like it usually does under mob circumstances and action.

By the way, both Georgia Senate seats went to the Democrats.  Thanks to Trump. He really inspired the Georgia citizens to get out and vote.  For the first time in their history Democrats won the Senate.

I did notice when I got home that two of my cat bowls were gone.  They had evidently been carried off by a dog. They were no place to be found.

I finally turned off the TV and took my bath at 7:00PM. I will read until 9:00PM and then go on to bed. It's been a big day.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Tuesday and Georgia Election Day

 This will be an interesting day in Georgia and what Georgia decided will influence all of us. After the President's call to the Georgia Secretary of State we will find out how much support he has among Georgians. The man is seriously ill since he cannot admit to a loss of power.

I slept pretty well last night  although I woke up even earlier then usual...4:30AM. I laid there for a long time before I realized I had had my sleep out and just got up and made the bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. I have had my breakfast and after awhile I will check out the cats. They had no supper last night so they should be very hungry. I am going to go back to one meal a day for them.

Now, I will take my Chai Latte and go watch "the weather on the 8's" and get back to this later.

I am watching the channel 6 news right now although I will admit it's mostly commercials...pitiful!

Three of the four cats were waiting for their breakfast. I did not see Scruffie. She must be with her kitten. I have not seen the kitten for over a week. I hope it's still alright.

I watched CBS news until it was over and then went up to Independence to the Walmart store to get three frozen dinners. I only got three from Schwan's last time. They are pretty expensive. 

Then I washed my car and came on back home. It's time for the mail and I am mailing off a birthday card for one of our church members, Billie Jo.  I went through my calendar this morning and put everyone from the congregation of our church 's birthdays on the calendar....including my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

I had the rest of my Broccoli Cheddar soup and crackers and cheese for lunch. Then I took my mail up to the  post office and dropped it in the drop box.

Then later about 3:30PM or 4:00PM I went over to Nancy's house and found her fully dressed and feeling good. I stayed and visited for two hours. She was so happy to have me there. And I was happy to be there too. I got home at almost 6:00PM and watched what was left of the CBS news and had a banana for supper.  I shared with her my texts with Gina the day before yesterday.

At 7:00PM or thereabouts, I will take my bath and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Monday and No Plan for the Day

 I slept well last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day.

Then I checked the e-mail in the den. I also checked my bank balance and found myself out of balance $14.02.. I took my calculator and checked my subtraction but it was accurate. I couldn't find the $14.02 error. I made a note of it and will check the bank later. I notice Keith's deposit still hasn't come through yet either. He sent it on Thursday but it hasn't shown up yet.  I suppose with the holiday and then the weekend, something is holding it up. I will check again this afternoon.

I have had my breakfast and my coffee and will get my Chai Latte and go watch "the weather on the 8's" and get back to this later.

I had all four cats waiting for their breakfasts. I took it out to them through the garage but one or more of them always try to get under my feet and I have to be careful they don't make me fall. They are all eating out there now. When they are finished, I will go get the bowls. They also need water. I need to get that out to them.

O.K. they are fixed with everything now.

It's 30 degrees out there now and that's plenty cold for me. I am watching the channel 6 news now. CBS news doesn't come on this morning until 8:00AM.  and it's only 7:03AM now.

The cats seem to be gone now so I will go take in their bowls. At 30 degrees  I can understand that.

More later... 

It's 8:26AM now and I have been watching the CBS news. Amazingly enough, the president is threatening the governor  of Georgia if he doesn't "find" another several thousand votes  so he can "win" the election. Why the courts don't impeach him, is a mystery. His conversation was taped so there is no doubt about it.

Strange..I checked my bank checking account again and this time it balances. Nothing changed except their balance. I still don't have Keith's deposit. I will check for it again in the afternoon.

More later... 

I checked my checking account again at 8:00PM and Keith and Esther's deposit was in there this time. It was sent Thursday afternoon. With the holiday and the weekend it took a lot longer then usual. I took my bath at 7:00PM and it's slightly after 9:00PM now and I am going on to bed. I didn't feed the cats this evening. They are all very fat now. Two meals a day is evidently too much.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sunday and No Online Church from Toranto

I slept really well after all that work yesterday. Still I was up at 5:00AM, dressed and had my breakfast. I am working on my coffee now. I will go watch "the weather on the 8's" in a minute. Then I will check on Bob and then the cats. I am still a little tired this morning so I will mainly read today. I plan to have the rest of my broccoli cheddar soup for lunch.

Always something...the stool was stopped up this morning and I had to go into the garage and get my plunger. That took care of the problem though.

Now I will get my Chai Latte and go watch the weather so... back to this later. 

All four cats were out there waiting for their breakfast. Scruffie didn't come for supper last evening so she was very hungry this morning and cranky. She took a swap at one of the yellow cats to run it away from her bowl. So two yellow cats are out there, Scruffie and Inky. They all are very hungry.  It's 7:05AM now so it won't be long now for the local weather.

I heard from Bob. He slept well too.

It's 7:06AM now for it will be 2 minutes until the local weather comes on. Then I will change to channel 6 for the Tulsa news.

So more later... 

I watched the CBS news and then turned to "Face the Nation" and the virus injections are slowed to a crawl compared to what they had intended. One of the reasons is lack of staff to inject people.  They are so overwhelmed with just treating people with the virus. They need to turn to the private sector like Walmart to inject people with the vaccinations. They are expecting another huge surge from Christmas and New Years gatherings in a couple of weeks. As long as the ignorant folks refuse to wear face masks and do separation from others, the virus will continue to spread faster then the vaccination can handle. According to the government representative half the available vaccine is still sitting on the shelves in government refrigerators while those of us over 65 are waiting until March or even April to be vaccinated if we are not in ta nursing home.

In the meantime, the virus is spreading like wildfire and now even the new more contagious virus is too. And it is infecting children.

I read all afternoon and finished another book.

Suzanne popped in and picked up the rent halfway through the afternoon.  She didn't come in or stay long. She is either afraid of me or afraid she will spread something to me. She never comes in anymore.  

I read all afternoon  on my new book.

I watched the 6:00PM worship service from Springfield,Missouri.  Then watched the 6:00PM 60 Minutes program.

Then I read the rest of the evening until 8:30PM I took my bath and went to bed at 9:00PM.