Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday and Rain

 I slept well last and night and didn't wake up once. That's a first for a long time. I dressed and got myself ready for the day. I don't have a plan for today. Everything is done. 

I was in the den on the computers there and I heard a cat meowing loudly outside in the  back yard. That was a first. I went in the living room and opened the door to three cats...very hungry....two yellow cats and Inky. It was raining lightly...very lightly.   So I filled their dishes and took them out through it. I set the bowls just under the overhang of my small porch area and they immediately dug in. Now three are out there eating. but no Scruffie. I haven't seen her for awhile. Inky and his sibling are the only ones out there now. I hope Scruffie is alright. I think it's been a week since I have seen her. And longer then that since I have seen her little yellow kitten. 

I watched the news for awhile and then it came time for "Lucky Dog". So I watched that. They have changed the host for the show and I  miss the old host of the show but it is still entertaining.

I read most of the day then went out to Sonic mid afternoon and bought  a junior hamburger, tater tots and a medium coke. That just appealed to me for a change. 

Then I went back to my book until the CBS weekend news came on.

I took my bath at 7:00PM and read until 9:00PM when I went on to bed.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Friday and All Caught Up Again

 I slept like a log last night. I got up shortly before 6:00AM and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I don't have a thing on my menu today.

After I finished my breakfast I looked out to see if there were any  cats waiting for breakfast too. There were four there...three yellow ones and Scruffie again. I took out a double dish and three singles. They have plenty of food out there if she should show up.

Everything is caught up but I do need a couple of things from Dollar General. I will go out there later this morning. I need some more Chai too but I can't get that at Dollar General.

I guess I will read again today. I finished another book yesterday.

More  later....

About 9:00AM, the Montgomery  County Health Department called to offer me an appointment for today for the pandemic virus vaccination at 10:45AM. I took it.  So I put my shoes on and drove over there. It was the Maderna shot and I will need to go back over there on the 26th of February to get the second shot. I went over there and got the first one and went out to Walmart there for the few things I needed and then washed my car and dried it and then came back home.

I still had two of Leslie's meatballs from last Sunday and now I had the frozen veggies too from Schwan's so I put some of them in the skillet with a little oil and browned them to go with the meatballs. That's what I had for lunch with some of that red punch.

Keith called this afternoon and it was really good to talk to him. He got another test and it came back positive. So he still has to work from home until he gets a negative test.

Then I read until 4:00PM.  What a day!

After 4:00PM, I turned on the news and later the CBS news.  

I haven't heard another thing out of the cricket since I heard it that one day so this morning I put away the trundle of the daybed. I hope I haven't done that too soon.

There's nothing on TV that I am interested in so I will read in my Kindle again until bath time and then bedtime.

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM unless I get involved with a book again. Then I may be up until 10:00PM.   

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Thursday and House Cleaning Day

 I woke up even earlier but I couldn't get back to sleep so I just got up  at shortly after 4:00AM and put my new glasses on and a robe and went in the den to check the e-mail. There wasn't much. I  checked my bank account and noticed my Blue Cross/Blue Shield had come out. That was a shock to my checking account...over $330. a month and I seldom see a doctor. Whew!

I fixed my breakfast and am now on my Chai. 

Later, after I have checked the weather and the news, I will begin cleaning the apartment. Right now I will get dressed and get my face on and get myself ready for the day.   So...more later...

O.K. I am dressed and ready for the day. I have some laundry going...a small load...

I opened the door at 6:20AM to three cats...two yellow ones and least not yet. It's only 6:25AM now.

I will check on the laundry. It  may be ready for the dryer now. 

Sure was. I have it in  the dryer now.

So more later...I want to catch the news. 

While the commercials were on, as usual, I did the scrubbing and vacuuming and today even polished the furniture...all while the commercials were on. It's 9:50AM now and the only thing left on the menu. lunch. I have thawed some of Suzanne's  great tasting soup. I bought cheddar cheese yesterday morning and I will slice some of that to serve with the fancy crackers I have and will fix some more punch to have with it. But it's not quite 10:00AM now and I will wait until noon to fix my lunch.

Lunchtime: I had a couple of bowls of Suzanne's soup with cheese and crackers and punch. I am way too full. I should have stopped with one bowl. 

I am waiting for the mail. I may not have got any today. I got Cheyenne's and Maia's birthday gifts yesterday from Amazon. 

 So more even later.... 

I read most of the afternoon on my newest book.

 The battery on my Kindle is being charged now.

At 6:45PM, I took my bath, took my contact out and put my new glasses on. That should rest my dry eyes. At 9:00PM I plan to go on to bed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Wednesday and Game Day

 I slept very well last night and was up shortly before 6:00AM. I didn't have to sleep on the trundle. I never heard another peep out of the cricket so I slept in my own bed.  I was going to leave early to drive over to Coffeyville and take Bob Avery to breakfast. We take turns buying breakfast. 

I didn't have time  to feed the cats since I needed to leave early to pick up Bob.

After breakfast I had a text from my beautician. She wanted me to come at 8:30AM instead of 9:30AM. That wasn't a problem. I made it in plenty of time. Then I went by Karan's house and left the papers for the animal shelter and took my plastic bags by Genesis for the food they distribute. 

Then I went to Liebert Brothers to look for a winter garden flag. As soon as it gets warmer, I will put it on the metal frame in front of my apartment.

I then went to the senior center  to read my Kindle where it was warm. At 1:00PM, Karan and Janet joined me for the card game. We were short a couple of people but we made out just fine and had some very good treats.

I gave four away and took one home to take to Nancy and her son, David.

I went by Nancy's for a little while. But I only planned to leave the pumpkin roll dessert. Since I had not fed the cats breakfast, I fed them supper and only two came  to eat. It was Inky and his sibling .

It's 6:00PM now and I will take my bath at  7:00PM and read until time to go to bed at 9:00PM.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

An Unwelcome Surprise

 I went on to bed last night at 9:00PM as I had planned. At 10:30PM, I was awakened by the annoying chirping of....that's right...another cricket. It was very loud and I knew I would not be able to sleep in the bedroom so I got up and went to the den and pulled out the trundle from under the daybed. I grabbed my pillow and went to bed there. It took awhile but I did get back to sleep. I simply cannot empty the closets and the bedspread and bedding and go back to setting off another bomb. If I can't find it later today I will sleep in the den on the trundle. I don't know how those crickets get in. Anyhow, that's the bad news for today.

I am to meet Gay and Adele this noon at Independence at Anne's (I think that's  the name of the coffee shop there). While I am up there, I will do to their Walmart and get my few needed groceries.

I will dress and make my breakfast now. I have made up the bed in the bedroom and the one on the trundle but I haven't even got myself ready for the day yet.  So...more later...

O.K. I am fed and watered and ready for the day. I checked the cats waiting for their breakfast and only the three blond cats and Inky were out there. No Scruffie again this morning. 

I am waiting for "the weather on the 8's" now. That's when I change channels for the news on 6. 

Optic shop in Coffeyville called yesterday afternoon to say my new glasses were in.  That's good timing. Because of my dry eyes I having problems with my contacts....first time ever. I had to give up my left contact...the magnifying one, because in trying to get it out when it stuck to my eye, I tore one. That's when I stopped wearing the left one. The right one is a bifocal.  Now I am having trouble with it. So, it appears I am going to need the glasses.

By the way, I don't hear the cricket yet this morning.

About 7:50AM, Scruffie showed up for breakfast,,,just as I was taking the bowls in. I left the double one out there for her. She has to fight the other cats off by hissing at them and making a swipe at them with her claws.  They have already eaten. They just don't want to let her eat.

After Scruffie finished, I went out to get the double bowl I had fed her from...and it was gone. Evidently a dog got off with it.....again. I will have to buy a third one now.  How aggravating!! Oh well, they aren't very expensive. It's just the principle of the thing.

More even later.. 

I went out to Dollar General and bought another double bowl....the third since I have been feeding the cats. The other two were taken during evening feeds. This one disappeared during the morning feeding.

I left at 10:00AM for Coffeyville to pick up my new glasses. After I got them I went to Independence to meet with Gay and Adele for lunch but first I went by their Walmart store for bananas and hot chocolate.

Then I went on to Anne's coffee shop and met Gay and Adele for lunch.  I got home at 2:30PM and stopped by Nancy's home to visit with Nancy and her son, David. 

David is looking for someone to help take care of Nancy in her go over mornings to help her take her meds, fix her breakfast and lunch and see to her needs.  He asked me if we had anyone in our church that would do that. I told him I would check. The only one I could think of is Cyndi but she is in no shape to work right now...having just had surgery.

Nancy was still in her robe and night gown. She seldom gets dressed.

When I finally got home, I ate my sweet roll and watched the news.

 It's  5:59PM now and at 7:00PM I will take my bath and get ready for bed. I haven't heard the cricket yet this evening. I will try to go to bed in the bedroom but if the cricket starts chirping again, I will go into the den to the  trundle. 

It's 7:41PM now and I have had my bath and watched "Bull", my favorite TV of three I watch regularly besides the news. I will read awhile until 9:00PM when I plan to go to bed.

Monday, January 25, 2021

A Welcome Surprise

I slept well last night and was up at 5:00AM or shortly after. I dressed and got myself ready for the day. I had my breakfast bar and oatmeal and coffee and Chai.

After I checked my e-mail I checked on the cats.There were four out there to be fed. I took their dishes out in a light rain. Scruffie was not among them.

I watched some Dateline shows I had recorded and had my last banana. It's after two right now and I haven't had my lunch yet. Suzanne came a while ago and brought me three containers of her wonderful soup. They are all frozen so I will set one down in the frig to thaw for later this week. I still have Leslie's great meatballs too. 

It is cold and damp...which makes the cold even more chilling.

More later..I hope...I noticed I had got my ability to enter back into my blog to add or correct stuff. I have some photos of the new Cowboy Corgi puppies that John sent me and if I am still able to get back in this blog, I will add that here.

 May be an image of dog 

Sure enough, Google has relented and given me back the ability to get back into my blog...good! I will get back to this later.  It's 2:14PM now. 

I warmed up two of Leslie's meat balls for my lunch. I fixed myself a glass of punch to have with them. I will save the other two until I have my frozen veggies from Schwans on Thursday and fix some of them  in my skillet for that lunch.  After I had the meat balls, I ate my other piece of pecan pie. Yum!

I have been wondering what it would cost me to rent "News of the World",Tom Hanks newest  movie. I checked it out on Amazon Prime and they want $20.00 for me to just rent it. I have never paid $20. for any movie so I guess I will just skip it. I did order a couple of books for the girls' birthdays from Amazon. Cheyenne's is first on February 16th and Maia's is March 14th. 

It's4:07PM now and I guess I will go watch the news and get back to this later. 

Here's what the cowboy Corgis look like a little older:

 May be an image of dog 

Aren't they darling?

I read until 7:00PM and then took my bath and read some more. At 9:00PM, I went on to bed. 


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday and Dinner With Leslie and John

 This has been a very good day. I had a good night's sleep and then woke up at shortly after 5:00AM, made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I had my usual oatmeal for breakfast with a breakfast bar, my coffee and Chai.

When I opened the door this morning I had four cats here for breakfast. I fed them and gave them some fresh water. I watched the news and then about 9:45AM I called Jay and asked him if he was open yet at the Tyro store. He said he had just unlocked the door. I told him I would be over there shortly to pick up a pie.  I drove over to Tyro and chose a pecan pie. John really likes pecan pie and the last one I bought from him at Christmas was cherry which is Leslie's favorite.

I saw the four new puppies before dinner. They are so cute! They have the one female sold already. I got to hold one of the three males. They will only have the three males to sell. These are the cowboy Corgies that have a blue heeler for their mother and a registered corgi, Hoover, for their father. They have a little longer legs and are colored differently.. The males will have their tails docked tomorrow.  The man that wants the female does not want her tail docked. Leslie called us in for dinner about that time. She made up her delicious meatballs and some mixed frozen veggies. She also had a very nice salad and iced tea. I really enjoyed the dinner.

After dinner we watched the NFL playoffs until time for me to come home. The Tampa Bay team won. I saw the last of it after I got home. I left their house before the game was quite finished but I didn't want to drive home in the dark. As soon as I got home I turned my TV  on here and saw the last few minutes of the game.

She sent me home with four big meatballs for my dinner tomorrow. I I also split the last three pieces of the pie with them. 

I want to watch the evening worship service this evening. Leslie is speaking. It will be carried on Zoom. It starts at 6:00PM and I would like to get my bath first.  I will read after the service until 9:00PM when I plan to go to bed.

I had a very nice day.