Saturday, March 6, 2021

Saturday and Another Boring Day

I slept pretty well last night but started waking up from time to time around 3:30AM. Finally I just got up about 4:45AM. I have had my breakfast and coffee and am about to fix my chai latte.

 I also ate another banana for breakfast.

It's about 5:55AM now and I have my chai so I will go watch the "weather on the 8's" and check on the cats a little later...closer to 6:00AM. After that, I will text Bob to make sure he is alright.

More later... 

Bob was alright this morning and slept well. There is a lot of fog this morning. He says the same is true there in Coffeyville.

I fed four or five cats and they are finished now so I brought the dishes back to the TV tray in the garage. 

I am watching CBS Saturday morning now.

So I will get back to this later. 

When the Channel 6 news came on, I turned off the TV. I will turn it back on at 10:00AM when "Lucky Dog" comes on. I am also recording that program so if something distracts me, I can just watch the recording. I read until my Kindle needed charging again. It's now plugged in.

I read all afternoon  until 3:30PM and then decided I should go to Independence to get a few more groceries and get my car washed again and also get gas at Miller Brothers there. I will be so glad when our grocery store opens here in Caney. If the new manager can get all the positions filled it should open later this month.

Several of the cats were here hoping to be fed and I put the bowls back out to feed them.

It's 4:53PM now and I will look to see if the CBS news is on.  I will watch that and afterward, take my bath at 7:00PM and if my Kindle is charged again I will go back to my latest book and read some more.

More later...

Leslie called and talked to me about the Grove church. The deep cleaning people had come and cleaned it up and she drove back down there again and she met Linda there and she and Linda were going to throw out anything that got wet or moldy. Later in the afternoon Jody and Woody came over too and between them all, they got everything ready for the appraiser to come.  It was good of Leslie to call.

John had gone fishing at Roaring River for the weekend. He will clean and give the fish he catches to Sam's Restaurant in Independence.

I read until 10:30PM and then went to bed. A late night!


Friday, March 5, 2021

Friday and Rain

 I slept off and on last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. It's a little after 6:00AM now and in fifteen or twenty minutes, I will text Bob to see if he is alright. I have had my breakfast and am working on my coffee now. I will go in the living room and watch "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats. My phone says it is raining outside but I don't hear it.

It was barely  raining but there were several cats out there waiting for their breakfast, I filed the bowls and put them behind my car in the garage. When I opened the garage door, two of them rushed in. I saw Scruffie and Inky but I know others were out there. Scruffie just intimidates them. When I open that garage door, they rush in. I close the kitchen door to keep them from trying to come in that door.

I watched the "weather on the 8's" and we are forecast for rain at least halfway through the day. I may not go to Bartlesville. I would rather wait until Nancy can go too.

More later.... I texted my brother-in-law, Bob, and he answered me. He slept fitfully until he took something for his back pain. Then he slept fine the rest of the night.

I see a cat out front now drinking water from the water bowl. I see it is Inky.

Inky's dad, an even larger black cat, came to drink water here too.

More even later...

I was reading in my latest book and Nancy called, She wanted to know if we were still going to Bartlesville this afternoon.I asked her if she was feeling better and she said she was and was all dressed and ready to go if I still wanted to go. I told her I would be right over. I picked her up and we went to the Copan Cafe and had lunch and then on to Bartlesville to see what was left of the mall. 

While I pulled into the Cafe, Gay called and wanted to meet me at Ana Mae's on the 25th of March. I will plan to do that. Her sister wanted to ask me how satisfied I was with my hearing aid. She will come with Gay and we will have lunch at Ana Mae's that day. 

It rained lightly  most of the afternoon. It stopped as we got to Dewey.

There were about four stores left in that mall. Pitiful! Even Christopher and Banks was gone. All they have are online stores now. We drove all around downtown Bartlesville and looked it over. It looks pretty sad too. However, the new shopping center out by Lowe's is still full.

We then drove over to Dewey and looked around there too.

Then we got back to Caney at 2:45PM. We had a good visit and saw quite a bit of Bartlesville.

I will go back to reading my book now. More later...

I read until 6:00PM and finished the book I had been reading. 

Now I am watching a recorded CBS evening news. It is 6:19PM now. When this is finished I will take my bath at 7:00PM and plan to go to bed sometime around 9:00PM.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday and Cleaning Day

I slept very well last night. I was up at 5:00AM as usual. I have dressed and had my breakfast and coffee and am now working on my Chai Latte. In a bit, I will  watch the "weather on  the 8's" and check on the cats. It's still early at 6:16AM.

I will mop and vacuum the apartment today and dust today too. Nancy and I are planning on going to Bartlesville tomorrow and having lunch there. This is my regular cleaning day anyhow.

I will get back to this after I do the above. More later... 

I had four cats put there wanting to eat. One of the yellow cats is drinking water right out front. The others are in the garage eating the new food. I filled my metal trash can yesterday and threw away the empty sack. Scruffie was there this morning too. I would almost bet money she is pregnant again. 

I have yet to see the "weather on the 8's". It should be on again in three minutes at 6:38AM. After that, I will turn on the channel 6 news. 

So, more even later.....

I am not all that interested in Tulsa news. I wonder how many murders they have had so far this year.They had another one last night. They had 170 last year. 36 so  far this year.

I will watch the CBS news when it comes on.

I watched the CBS news and mopped and vacuumed as I could while the commercials were on. I got it all done and even dusted.

Then I had my dinner..a Schwan's frozen meal.

Then I read until 2:00PM and went over to Myrtle's market and looked around. I didn't see anything I couldn't live without.

I called Nancy and she was sick again. She said she couldn't stay out of the bathroom today and she probably wouldn't be up to our trip to Bartlesville tomorrow either. So I may just go by myself. It depends on the weather. It may rain tomorrow. I think it is forecast. If it rains, I will just stay home and read. Right now I am charging my Kindle again.  It's 2:24PM  now.

More later...I guess I will watch some of my recorded TV programs or even some of my Amazon prime programs. 

I had recorded "Bull" last Monday and I watched that.

That's what I did until bedtime. I took my bath at 7:00PM and went on to bed at 9:00PM .

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Wednesday and Bunco

 I slept pretty well last night but was up shortly before 5:00AM. I did take my Melatonin last night which kept me from waking up numerous times in the night. I have made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. It will be a big one. I will pick up Bob at 7:00AM and we will go to Eggberts for breakfast. Then after I take him home I will go to my hair appointment at Toni's.  I will need to get a treat for Bunco. After that, I will read my Kindle until time for lunch and then go to the Bunco at the senior center. 

But it's almost 6:00AM now and I will need to check on the cats and feed them if they are there. I also want to catch "the weather on the 8's" and see what to expect today. Right now it's only 34  degrees. I probably should take a jacket. I think I left my white one in the trunk of my car.

So, more later... 

I left for Coffeyville at 6:30AM and got at Bob's at 7:00AM and we went to Eggbert's for breakfast. Afterward I took him home and went over to Karan's to leave the papers I give her for the animal shelter.

Then I went to Walmart and bought a couple of things I needed. After that, I went out to the antique mall and looked around but didn't buy anything.

I bought a junior hamburger at Sonic and a small coke. Then  I drove over to The Shed in Tyro and bought peanut clusters for my Bunco treat.

Then I went to the senior center and listened to the radio until time to go in and play Bunco.

After we finished, I came on back to Caney and took Nancy the  rest of the peanut clusters I bought at the shed. Then I came on back home and read my mail and watched the CBS news on TV. I had a banana for my supper.

I will take my bath at 7:00PM and  read until I am sleepy enough to go to bed...probably  around 9:00PM.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tuesday and Cakes

I slept fitfully last night. I was up several times in the night. I finally got up about 6:00AM...late for me.

I dressed and had my breakfast and checked my e-mail and finished yesterday's blog.  Now I will check the cats and watch "the weather on the 8's"on TV and get the cakes ready in the trunk of my car. I will go over to Coffeyville first this morning and pick up the other three at Bob's to load with my own and then head up to Independence to the First Christian Church to deliver them. It's already 7:30AM so I have better get started on feeding the cats and watching the weather and finish this when I get home. I want to be at Coffeyville at 8:30AM so I can be at Independence at 9:00AM.

That worked out! I got the cakes delivered by shortly after 9:00AM and came on back home. 

I have been on the phone and computer ever since. 

Gina, Nancy's cousin's wife and Nancy's son want to put Nancy in a nursing home. Nancy is dead set against it and I don't blame her. She is forgetful but aren't we all when we are in our middle 80's. I tried to think of Nolan Scarberry's name yesterday and I couldn't come up with it until this morning. That happens more then I like. But I certainly am not going to go into a nursing home. I told my kids, if they try to put me in a nursing home,  I will take my laptop computer and my little red car and drive off into the sunset and they will never see me again. :) And I mean it! I am as independent as a hog on ice and no one is going to make me do anything I don't want to do..... 85 years old or not. 

Here's a photo my daughter put on her website on Facebook. These are two of the puppies they are selling. Cute little  guys. They are Cowboy Corgis.

 May be an image of dog

After my lunch I went over to Nancy's and found her at home. It was another beautiful day and I convinced her we should go take a ride while the weather was lovely. She had company come right after  I got there and when the lady left, we took  a nice long ride around Caney and stopped at the Sonic and I bought us a couple of cherry limeade slushes. They were very good.

I just found this one on Leslie's facebook site. It too is a male and is for sale.


Isn't it darling?

I got back home at 4:15PM and will watch for the time for the 4:00PM channel 6 news. After that, I watched the CBS news.

Three cats came for supper. Inky, Blondie and the pale yellow adolescent cat. And then, Scruffie showed up too and another full sized black cat. I think he must be Inky's father. He is just a little larger.

After that I will read in my book and then at 7:00PM I will take my bath. I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday and Sleeping on the Trundle

 I slept well last night on the trundle in the den last night. I had the door closed and I couldn't hear the cricket. The minute I got up this morning and went in the bedroom to use the bathroom, it started chirping again. Steve may come today to spray. I asked Suzanne if he would. We will see. She and Steve will come collect the rent check today sometime so I plan to be here. I put away the trundle after I got myself dressed. If Steve can't kill the cricket with his sprayer I may have to pull it back out to sleep tonight.

I have dressed and had my breakfast and am about ready to fix my Chai and turn on the TV for "the weather on the 9's" . So I will get back to this later. I also need to see if there are any hungry cats out there.

There were three hungry cats out there, including Scruffie,  so I fed them in the garage right behind my car. Then I tried to keep track of them so I wouldn't be feeding any possums. After they finished eating, I brought the bowls into the garage and put them on the TV tray I have out there and covered them. Then I filled their water bowl in front of my front door and Blondie and Inky came and drank water. After they left, I watched the CBS news.

More later... 

What do you know! It wasn't a cricket this time. It was the battery of the smoke alarm and that was chirping. Steve was going to spray in there and he noticed the chirping was on a regular spacing and he had Suzanne come listen for him too. I went in too.  That's what it was. I had a package of nine volt batteries so Steve  changed it out for me. That was good to learn. Now I can sleep in my own bedroom.

It's a beautiful day and I tried to call Nancy to see if she wanted to take a ride. She must be sleeping. She never answered and I let it ring 5 times too. I went up town to pay my water bill and went by her house and tried again.  She still did not answer.

I would love to go see the puppies out at the kid's house. I tried texting Leslie to see if she was home or working. She must be working since she didn't get back to me. Then I tried texting John too but he must be delivering his product and he didn't answer either.

Oh well. I can see if I can drop by tomorrow and see them after I deliver the cakes to the First Christian Church in Independence. Maybe their key is still where they used to leave it.

More later.

Leslie finally answered me. They had been washing out the kennel. She said I could come out to see the puppies so I tried once again to raise Nancy to take her with me. She wasn't near her phone. So I went out without her. I intended to go into the Independence Walmart afterward and get my face wash and some bananas. I will get some for Nancy too.

I got the two things I couldn't get at Dollar General when I left the kids.

Then I came on back home and tried again to raise her. This time I did. She had been outside in the nice weather cleaning up her yard. I gave her the bananas I had brought for her and se insisted on paying me for them. They were only $1.22 for six but she gave me $2.00. (carrying charge, she said).

After I visited her for awhile, I came on back home. I was pretty tired and I still had to put my laundry in the drier.

I read until 7:00PM, when I took my bath and then at 9:00 PM, I went on to bed (in my own bed). :)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday and Another Cricket

I woke up at 2:00AM to the sound of another cricket chirping...a very loud one. I finally got up and stuffed cotton in my right ear and then slept on my left side. I got some more sleep that way and I finally just got up shortly after 4:00AM. He is the loudest one yet. I will probably sleep on the trundle tonight if I can get enough sleep at all. I am dressed and having my breakfast and coffee now. It's 5:30AM and he is still at it. Maybe I should get some ear plugs.

I finished another book yesterday. 

At 11:00AM I will watch the Toronto Canada worship service. Then this evening at 6:00PM I will watch the Springfield Missouri one. I will record 60 Minutes. 

Keith wanted me to watch "Last Man Standing" last night on the Fox channel but boxing was on our Fox channel at that time. So I couldn't do it.

It's nearly 6:00AM now and I guess I will go watch "the weather on the 8's". In a little while I will check on the cats.

Only Blondie and my neighbor's large yellow cat were out there. It is raining a little so maybe the others are staying out of the rain somewhere. I filled all four of the bowls anyhow...just in case.

The cats, including Inky, came to eat. Unfortunately so did a possum. I ran it off but I believe it ate some of the cat food.  I put the cat food bowls away and lowered the garage door and I guess  I will go back to feeding  them in front of the front door so I can police what comes to eat.

This is just not my day. The cricket is still chirping and it has been since 2:00AM this morning.

I have been watching "Face the Nation" on TV and it is now 9:16AM.

I have been looking at Weathertech products on my computer. Phyllis has them in her new Toyota Camry and I have been considering taking my carpets out of my Honda Civic and putting weathertech rubber mats in it instead. It's a 2008 so I am not sure it is worth the investment.

I read until my Kindle needed recharging and then watched TV for awhile. Then I went over to Nancy's to visit for the rest of the afternoon.

 Scruffie came to eat at supper time so I fed her and then brought in the bowls.  She tries not to come when the others come. She always has to fight them off her food.

I read until the Kindle battery needed to be charged and then I watched "so you think you'd survive" on the weather channel.  At 9:00PM, I pulled the trundle out from under the daybed in the den and got it ready to sleep on. I can't sleep when that cricket is chirping.

Guess what! This time it was not a cricket making all that noise. It was the smoke alarm battery! Steve came to spray for the cricket and he noticed it chirped at regular intervals. He didn't have his hearing aids in so he had Suzanne come listen to it too. I also went along. And, what do you know, it was the smoke alarm battery.  Luckily I had a package of 9 volt batteries and he got my step stool and changed it out. So that was the simple solution. 

I am so glad!

It's a beautiful day and I tried to call Nancy to see if she would like to take a ride but she never answered. She must be sleeping. I went up to pay my water bill and tried again in front of her house but she still didn't answer. So I assume she is sleeping. Too bad! It's a lovely day.

I would love to go see the puppies. I am trying to see if either she or John are home so I can go see them but so far she hasn't answered me.

I texted both John and Leslie to see if I could come see the puppies but they both must be working. Neither has answered me. 

More later...I may go take a ride by myself...