Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday and a Memory Lapse

I did not sleep well last night at all. I woke up at 2:00AM and could not go back to sleep. I even got up and took a couple of Melatonin tablets. That didn't work either. After a couple of hours just laying there wide awake I finally got up at almost 4:00AM. I will undoubtedly play out early tonight.

On top of everything else, it occurred to me about then that I had forgotten to go to Kelly and Melissa's last evening for Mary Beth's graduation dinner. I had it on the calendar in my purse but had not written it on the calendar on the refrigerator.  If a date doesn't get to that calendar, I will undoubtedly forget it.

I made up my bed and got myself ready for the day. It's just now 5:00AM. The only thing I need to do today is dust. I planted flowers yesterday instead of doing that. 

And, by the way, Nancy never did call me back yesterday. I refuse to try to contact her again. 

When I opened the front door, all three cats were there wanting breakfast. I didn't feed them last night. So they were extra hungry this morning. Inky and Blondie are the only ones still out there. The other one has eaten and left. 

I worked on my jigsaw puzzle awhile after lunch. It's a really difficult one.

Then also after lunch, I went to Walmart and bought a bag of red mulch and put some of it in that flowerbed. Sure looks better! 

 May be an image of flower and outdoors 

Then I watered the mulch. It had rained some so it may not have needed much water. But the mulch needed to be watered.That's lilies, zinnias and inpatients. It gives the flowerbed a lot of color.

It's 3:35PM now so I guess I will go read some more until time for my banana. I read until 5:30PM then got my banana to eat.

It's 5:45PM now and the CBS news has been preempted by a golf tournament. So I am streaming it right now on the desktop computer.

I will take my bath at 7:00PM and hope I can get to sleep at 9:00PM and stay asleep tonight.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Friday and Flowers

I slept well last night and only woke up once to go to the bathroom. I was up at 5:45AM and am having my breakfast now. I have made up my bed and myself and am ready for the day, The only thing I have on the agenda is to dust and polish the furniture. 

Depending on the weather, I may try to visit Nancy today. I also want to go eat at Eggbert's at lunchtime. Maybe Nancy will go too. It will be interesting to see if cutting down on the amount of her medication will help her stay awake in the daytime.

It's 6:35AM now and I want to go watch the weather forecast and of course, check on the cats.

I am still waiting for the weather but I did open the door to three cats waiting for their breakfast. It's the same three..Inky, Scruff and Blondie. I took the double bowl out and the two plastic square ones. I didn't need the blue bowl for just three cats and they are doing fine out there. 

There are only two left there now. Scruff has eaten and left.

I am still waiting for the weather forecast for our area. 

It looks like we will get some more rain. I am ready for some sunshine.

The cats are finished eating and two are just hanging around my front door watching the birds across the street. I need to wash the outside of that door if they ever leave. It is 7:51AM now and I am watching for the CBS news now. 

I watched the news until it was over and then called Nancy. Her caregiver  answered and said Nancy was in the bathroom and she would have her call me when she was out. She never called. So I called again and her caregiver said she was not feeling well and was going to lie down. This is a bad sign. Last night she and I thought being over medicated may be the reason why she sleeps so much and also why she is so sick so much of the time. Evidently we read too much into that and she is still being "sick" a lot of the time.

I thought Nancy might want to get out and go to take a ride while the sun was shining and then go to lunch with me. I went to Eggbert's and had lunch by myself. Then I rode around for awhile before going to Myrtle's Market and looking around. Then I came home. My laptop was not connecting with the internet and it had been awhile since I had rebooted it so that's what I did. Sure enough, when it came back up it connected fine. 

I'm about to give up on Nancy.

I pulled the overgrown Dusty Miller out of that flowerbed and planted these plants instead. I will be  a lot happier with them! They are zinnias.  It was raining when I planted them and I was out there just long enough to read the tags. I did it for the color they will bring to the flowerbed. I got them at the Caney Market.

 May be an image of African daisy and outdoors 

I will need to get some more red mulch. It's 3:45PM now. I  got quite a bit done today after all... although no dusting. I will get to that tomorrow.

It's almost 5:00PM now. At 5:30PM the CBS news comes on. I usually watch that. In the meantime, I will either blog or play a game. 

I am so glad to get my flowerbed redone. I just threw away the Dusty Miller. It was too large and ungainly to try to save.

More even later.... 

After that I read the rest of the evening and took my bath at 7:00PM and read again until 9:00PM when I went to bed.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

Thursday is the day I clean the apartment so that's what I will do this morning while the news is on and commercials are running. I did not sleep as well last night...was up twice in the night after all the water I drank yesterday.Then just got up shortly before 5:00AM. I had been tossing and turning for an hour. I have had my breakfast bar, juice and oatmeal and am working on my coffee now. I will feed the cats, watch the weather and the CBS news before I begin cleaning. It is 5:42AM now...way too early to start a vacuum cleaner.  But not too early to watch the weather.

I opened the front door and found all three cats waiting for their breakfast..Blondie, Inky and Scruff. Both Inky and Blondie are male but Scruff is a female and she takes NO guff off those two males! If they approach her while she's eating, she will take a swipe at them with her claws out. They are intimidated by her and she is the smallest of the three. :)

I am still waiting for the local forecast. Earlier this week rain was forecast every day this week but that had not developed...which is why I mowed when I did. It rained off and on over the week but nothing like what was forecast. They had even forecast light hail Wednesday and today and that has not developed...thank goodness. I'm not planning on going anywhere today unless I decide to go eat my chicken salad at Eggbert's at noon.

Scruff and Inky are still out here. Blondie has eaten his fill and left.

I see Blondie is back and eating and Scruff has left now. Inky and Blondie share the same bowl most of the time. They are siblings from the same litter so that may have something to do with it.

I see we have a 90% chance of rain today. That's a pretty good chance.  

More later... 

It's 10:10AM now and I just finished my cleaning, vacuuming and mopping. I will dust tomorrow. I am pretty tired  now. It always amazes me how much dirt I get from the vacuum. I vacuum every Thursday and every Thursday when I empty the vacuum, it has a lot of dirt in it. I can't imagine how it accumulates that soon since I take off my shoes in the apartment. I wish I could find someone in the area with one of those dry cleaning carpet cleaners. They don't put water on the carpet. I have had that done twice in the past. Once in the house on second street that we built when we moved to Coffeyville from Caney in 1981. The second time Doug's son, Nathan, did the carpet of the house on Parkway. The man that did the carpet in the 2nd street house moved to California and Nathan moved to Kansas City so I don't know a soul who has one of those machines anymore. 

I had one of my chicken  pot pies for lunch with a ice cream bar for dessert. I then spent the rest of the afternoon (at least two hours of it) working on a jigsaw puzzle. It is very slow going.  I have been working on it off and on for a week or so and still don't even have it half finished.

Now I am going to read awhile. The Schwan's man is due this afternoon before 4:00PM and it's already 3:15PM and he hasn't made it yet.

More later... 

It's 5:08PM and the Schwan's man just left. He was supposed to be here between 1:00PM and 4:00PM and I wanted to go out to Dollar General and get another new towel and yard trash bags. I accidentally got two hand towels and a bunch of washcloths in a bundle and only one towel. So I want to go out and get another towel. I can go now that he has gone.

Two of the cats, Blondie and Inky came for supper so I will wait until they finish and I can put away their bowls.

I have been reading for a couple of hours. I will watch the news later since I am recording it. I will take my bath at 7:00PM and try to get to bed at a decent hour tonight...close to 9:00PM  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Wednesday and a Hair Appointment

It's strange but I slept until 6:00AM this morning. I hardly ever sleep that late. It must have been the mowing. I don't think we ever got the rain last night. The forecast was really off. There was even to be light hail both yesterday and today. I hope we don't get it today. I will be in Coffeyville for my hair appointment. 

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

The game day is the fourth Wednesday of the month and that will be next Wednesday....not today. So I will go over to go to the bank, get my hair done, return the electric hedge trimmer to the senior center and come back home. Depending on how low I am on gas, I may buy gas while I am there. It's 7:00AM now and I should go watch "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats. They may think I am not going to feed them this morning since I usually do that about 6:30AM.

So, more later... 

I found all three cats waiting for me to find them. There was Blondie, Scruff, and Inky. They are all eating like they're not getting another meal.

It's 7:25AM now and I will leave for Coffeyville at 8:30AM. My appointment is at 9:30AM but if I am there early, she often gets me right in. If she's not ready for me at that time, I will go get my gas.

More later...

I got to Coffeyville and found they were getting a lot more rain then Caney. Luckily, I had my umbrella in the front seat floor of my car. So I didn't get wet when I had my hair done. Also when I went out to Woodshed to get my gas, they had a canopy to protect me. I ran by the senior center to take them the hedge trimmer back and Janet said they had not had another board meeting yet. I expected that. I took my grocery sacks by Genesis and the rain had let up enough to let me take them to some of those sitting outside smoking. Then I dropped by Karan's and took the newspapers inside to her utility room. Then I came on back home. I had got everything I wanted done finished.

For lunch, I will go out to Sonic and have their child's chicken strip dinner, the Wacky Pack, for my lunch. I like to have that at least once a week since on Wednesdays it's only $2.18. You can't beat that for a lunch. Once a week I also like to go to Eggbert's and have their chicken salad with a muffin and fruit meal too. The rest of my lunch meals are frozen.  I just have a banana for supper.

With this rain, I am so glad I got the yard mowed yesterday.

I did go to Sonic for lunch. As usual, it was good...and cheap.

Then  I dropped by the post office and bought a sheet of stamps. It's 12:43PM right now and I guess I will go read awhile.

It's still drizzling out there. We finally got the rain. 

It's  3:40PM now and I am tired of reading. I think I will go by Nancy's and see if her caregiver has gone and if I can raise her.

So, more even later... 

What do you know, I was able to raise Nancy. I stayed and visited with her until 6:00PM. They think they know why she sleeps all the time and why she is so confused. The doctor's assistant came to visit her today and they examined what medicine she was taking, By her weight of 128, she was taking twice as much medicine as she was supposed to. No wonder she sleeps all the time and no wonder she is sick to her stomach so much and has so much diarrhea. She was taking way too much medicine. We are hoping this is the answer...instead of depression. We agreed to  go to lunch one day next week while she is feeling so much better.

I got home and found only Blondie waiting for his supper. I fed him and none of the other cats would brave the rain for supper.

I will take my bath at 7:00PM and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM or so.  I will play it by ear. I may read some more before bedtime.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tuesday and Mowing Again

I slept very well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. I made my bed, dressed and have had my breakfast. I am drinking my coffee now and will go watch "the weather on the 8's" next. So far most of the rain has been at night and about half the day or more has been sunshiny.

I opened the front door to three cats..Blondie, Scruff and Inky. All are eating out there and I don't blame them...none of them came for supper last night. I am still waiting for "the  weather on the 8's" to come on. 

O.K., It finally came on and we are forecast for rain today and small hail too and also tomorrow.

I don't have a plan for today. Tomorrow I will go over to Coffeyville  for my hair appointment and game day at the senior center. I need to remember to take their hedge trimmer back to them. I had better put it in my trunk right now or I will forget about it. 

More later... 

O.K. That's done. Now if I don't forget I have it in there. 

I need to get hold of Krystal and see if one of the girls can mow for me today while there is no rain. I would do it myself if I felt I could get it finished before the rains start again. It usually takes me a morning to do the front, an afternoon to do the back and then another day to get that big west side finished. I can't be sure I can get it all finished before the rains start again.

I see rain and possible small hail are forecast for today and tomorrow. I may not be able to get that mowing done. It sure needs it now.  

I finally raised Nancy and went over to see her. While I was there, Gina came and when I was ready to leave Gina walked me out and thanked me for coming to see Nancy. Nancy just doesn't have any stamina and is very depressed. She seldom gets out of her nightgown and robe. All her caregivers are concerned about am I. She is just so depressed. She still hasn't planted her flowers and her hanging plants are drying up out front.

For lunch I heated up the leftover fish I brought home from Sam's on Sunday. Then I had an ice cream bar for dessert.

I finally got around to watching an episode I had recorded of "Bull". It's the season ending episode.

This morning I also trimmed back the Dusty Miller in my back flowerbed. It looks much better but I will transplant it to the back of the flowerbed  next year. 

I don't recall if I ever showed a photo of my Caney duplex.

May be an image of tree and grass

I started the mowing and got the front yard mowed. If I get rested up before the rains start, I will do the back yard this afternoon. The west side may just have to wait. It's the largest.

May be an image of flower, tree and grass 

It's a start anyhow. I did get the entire front done. And it's 1:20PM now.

I am going to try to get the back done while the sun is shining brightly. It is 1:45PM now.

I got about a fourth done before I needed sit down and rest and drink some water. It's 2:00PM now.

It's 2:20PM and I got the back finished too.

May be an image of grass 

Thank goodness.. done for another week. If Krystal's daughter makes it before the rain, I will have her do the west side. I will give her $10.00 to do that.

I will need to do some trimming tomorrow afternoon after I get home from Coffeyville. We are forecast for rain and possible small hail then too. We will see. So far, that forecast hasn't materialized here today. In fact it's 76 degrees right now.

More later...I guess I will go read now.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Monday and Laundry

I slept very well last night and didn't get up until 6:00AM, I have had my breakfast and stripped my bed this morning and remade it. I am doing laundry now. I have just put it in the dryer. It is just now 7:15AM and I haven't even been in the living room yet, or had the TV on or checked on the cats. I will check that out now and get back to this a little later.

I checked on the cats just as soon as I put the TV on. They were all three there...Scruff, Blondie and Inky too. They are eating now as though they hadn't had a meal in a week.

It's cloudy now but more rain is forecast today and the rest of the week. 

My allergies are going crazy today again. I need to get a kleenex before I drown.

I am glad to get my laundry done today and the bed changed. I don't have another plan for today.  I do want to check on some new beige towels..maybe at Walmart or Amazon. There's not another option unless it's Dollar General. Sears and Penney's are gone thanks to the pandemic. I bought the ones I have now at Penney's when we moved to Coffeyville into the new house in 1981. I'd say I got my money's worth.

It's 9:13AM now and I have folded and put away all that laundry. I have watched the CBS news until it bored me and I just turned it off. I am not wild about Gayle King.

I went out and swept off the small porch area and the walk. It's not raining right now but it is forecast....for the entire week. 

More even  later...

I went up to the Dollar General store  and bought some towels. Then I ate one of my chicken and broccoli casseroles for lunch.

 I read another of my new Amazon mystery books this afternoon. It's 3:45PM now and I just finished it.

I think I will take a drive over to Myrtles Market now. I need to get out and do something different. I am so tired of reading.

Myrtle's Market was closed so I came on back home and worked on my jigsaw puzzle for a couple of hours. I  tried to call Nancy twice and let the phone ring 5 times each time...but no answer.

I ate a banana at supper time and ended up starting another book and read until 7:00PM when I took my bath and at 9:00PM I went on to bed.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday and a Sermon

 I have the sermon at church today. The theme is "Bless God's People".  I worked it up a couple of weeks ago. I hope it goes alright. 

I got up shortly before 5:00AM this morning, dressed and had my breakfast. I only had two cats come for Breakfast...Blondie and Inky again. Someone else may be feeding him too.

I slept fairly well last night. I only got up once in the night to go to the bathroom. I have been drinking flavored water and I find I drink more water that way. I need to stay hydrated.

It's 7:35AM now and even the coffeecake is baked and iced.  I think Leslie sent out a text reminder and invitation to come to church this morning.  I sent out another this morning.

I will get back to this later...I want to check "the weather on the 8"s".

I watched the weather and sure enough it's to rain all week.

I went out to church an hour early so I could sweep  the carpet in the all purpose room  and the front door area.

We had another small congregation. People are just leery of the pandemic. The world church did say we could use our own knowledge of our congregation to decide if we would wear face masks or not. All our people have been vaccinated except Kelly and he was not there this week. He and Melissa were in Kansas City this weekend.

I gave my sermon and it seemed to go well. 

Afterward six of us went to Sam's in Independence for lunch. 

I had a lot of leftover coffeecake so I froze it. First I tried to call Nancy to see if I could bring  her some but she never answered the phone. I let it ring five times and called twice and let it ring five times each time.

I gave up and just froze it. 

I read all afternoon after that. It is 5:39PM now and I am having to charge my Kindle again. I can only use it one day before it needs to be charged again.

I am waiting for 60 Minutes to come on now. After that, at 7:30PM I will take my bath and put my pjs on. I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM. In the morning I will change my bed and do sheets and towels and some laundry.