Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday and Company

I slept well last night. I had gotten a little overheated yesterday. I got up before 6:00AM this morning and got myself ready for the day and had my breakfast.

My granddaughter, Christina, and her family will be coming today to visit this weekend. They are in the process of moving to San Antonio where Kyle is being stationed.They will meet me at John and Leslie's at lunchtime. Leslie is going to get pizza for our lunch.  John and Leslie will be leaving tomorrow for their camping weekend at Roaring River so today was the only day they could see Christina and Kyle and their girls, Mia and Kylie.

Their family will go to church at our church tomorrow. Afterward we plan to go over to "Just Us" in Cherryvale for lunch. Then I imagine they will come over to Caney to my apartment to visit with me. They will be leaving for San Antonio on Monday morning. It will be good to see them. I think it was three years ago when they came to visit before and Keith and Esther came then too. Keith wanted to see his daughter.

More later..I'd better check the weather and the cat situation. 

There were three yellow cats out there this morning. The third one left when it saw I only had two bowls. I got a third one out and took it out but that cat was gone by then. So Scruff and Blondie are the only ones out there now. They are eating like they haven't eaten in weeks and it's just been since yesterday morning.

I think the other yellow cat is out there eating now. He waited until one of the others left. Scruff is pretty hostile to the others when it comes to food.

I am watching CBS Saturday morning now, I will catch the weather later. 

More later...   

Looks like it's strictly sunshine next week. We never did get that storm they predicted for last night. I watered my flowers this morning.

I also started trimming the yard. Then the battery went down before I got the south side of the back yard finished.  I am charging it now. I will finish this evening after it cools down a bit.

Leslie ordered four large pizzas for lunch from here in Caney, I am supposed to pick them up at 11:45AM. She ordered them with her app and paid for them in advance. I just am supposed to pick them up. I went up and checked to see if I had access to the Pizza Hut parking. They finished that part of the highway construction yesterday..thank goodness. When I went to Eggbert's yesterday noon I had to take a back street and go into their parking lot from the street next to the high school. They must have worked late to get that finished.

More later... 

I picked up the four large pizzas at Pizza Hut at 11:45AM and took them out to John and Leslie's for lunch. The granddaughter and family were later then they thought. It was 1:00PM before they got there and we waited till all the kids played in the pool until we ate.. Then the four kids (two of Jeromy's and two of Christina's) played in their pool while we visited. When they were ready, we ate.

I was pretty tired and ready to go back to my apartment  before 3:00PM but Leslie wasn't ready for me to go. She did want me to wait and let Jeromy and Christina visit.  So I did. It was good to see Christina, her husband, Kyle, and the great grandchildren. As usual, it was good to see Jeromy and his girls too .

When I got home, I turned on the TV to watch the news and ate my banana. By this time it was 4:30PM and I knew I was pretty tired. The heat gets to me anymore. I also ate the rest of my strawberries.

I texted the congregation to encourage attendance tomorrow.Mike and Laura won't be there. Mike has to work and Laura is going to watch her granddaughter play volleyball. 

I got the trimmer battery charged and as soon as it cooled down a bit outside, I went out and finished the trimming. I will read awhile now. At 7:00PM I will take my bath and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM.           

Friday, June 11, 2021

Friday and Possible Breakfast Out

 I slept pretty well last night. I was up shorty before 5:00AM, made up my bed and face , dressed and made some coffee. 

Nancy wanted to eat breakfast out at 9:00AM so I won't eat this morning and will hope she is up and dressed at 9:00AM. She still hasn't heard any word about her son. I don't remember if I posted the latest news on David. The last she heard he was in the hospital and not sure if he was going to live. He has some kind of bacterial infection and is still in a semi coma state. Nancy is not been  kept in the loop on his condition. Her daughter-in-law does not want her calling either. They say they don't want to worry her.  Heavens! It worries her worse not knowing anything. He is her only child. Her daughter-in-law doesn't like Nancy. Who on earth doesn't like Nancy! Anyhow her cousin's wife is flying out there on Tuesday to be emotional support for the daughter-in-law. We are hoping Gina will keep Nancy informed about his condition. 

So since I learned about David's situation, I have tried to be emotional support for Nancy and Dale, her cousin, is doing the same. He is a nice guy. His wife, Gina, is the one who constantly reminds Nancy about her "dementia". Nancy is about as forgetful as anyone 86 years old. But I sure don't think she has "dementia". I visit with her a couple of times a week for two or three hours and I am sure if she had dementia, I would know.

So this morning, I am drinking my coffee and Chai latte and not eating until I see Nancy this morning.

Tomorrow my granddaughter, Christina, and her family will be here until Monday. I am excited to be able to see her and the family again. She and her family were back here a couple of years ago and my son, Keith, came back too so he could see them. My granddaughter, Sara, does a better job of keeping in touch with her father.  These girls are the product of  Keith's first wife. They divorced years ago.

Leslie and John will be leaving on Sunday to go to Roaring River for a fishing trip.They will be gone until next Wednesday. They have reservations there and did not know Christina and her family were going to be here.  But they would like to have them out on Saturday to visit so they are planning on that. Christina's husband is in the army and is being transferred to San Antonio to Fort Sam Houston. So they are in the process of moving there. She told me they were coming a couple of months ago and I had put that on the calendar...but on my 2022 calendar by mistake. I have one of those two year calendars. So I was very glad Sara called me yesterday and reminded me they were on their way. I gave Sara and Christina my new address too.

It's 6:20AM now and I will go watch the weather and feed any cats that might be out there.

Only Scruff and Blondie were out there again.  I don't know what happened to the other cats I used to feed. Evidently either someone took them out to their farm to handle mice and rats or they adopted them. I hate to think anyone would kill them. I have fed them ever since I moved here. They are still wild. 

It's 75 degrees already and they are forecasting scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and tomorrow. I got the yard mowed just in time.

I am going to watch "Good Morning America" this morning on ABC. That beats the local Tulsa news...which I am not interested in. CBS news doesn't come on until 8:00AM and it's only 6:50AM right now. 

More later...

It was just what I was afraid of. When I called Nancy when I was on my way to pick her up, She answered but she had been still sleeping. I told her she needed the sleep worse then she needed breakfast and I came on back home to have my oatmeal. No big deal! But I did tell her my granddaughter and her family would be here tomorrow and until after Monday so she would not hear from me until Tuesday.

More later...

I got a message on my phone that my phone memory was full and I needed to fix that.I went over to Coffeyville and Chris there at US Cellular freed up a gig. Then I went through and deleted a lot of photos that were not necessary to keep. That freed up a lot.

I went to Walmart to get Amy's soups and also Idahoan cheddar broccoli soup. The Caney Market said they would order them for me. 

When I got home, I went out to Eggbert's and had my chicken salad and the muffin and a small bowl of fruit, 

Then when I got home I found I had an e-mail from "Amazon" telling me they had temporarily closed my account and cancelled my Prime.That did not look right to me. There were several links they wanted me to use to check that out and they wanted my password. Luckily, I had Amazon's 800 number from previous scams and I called it and talked to an Amazon employee who checked it out for me and assured me my account was still open and my Prime was still due to be renewed the last week of June. I get so sick of scams. I get them on my phone and also on e-mail. I block the ones on my phone and delete the e-mails after I check with the real Amazon and ascertain whether it really is an Amazon e-mail. It is 2:18PM now. 

I guess I will go read. I got a little overheated when I went to Coffeyville about my phone. According to my phone it is 91degrees out there but the humidity is something else. I am going to stay in the rest of the day.

More later...

I called Nancy in the later afternoon and she picked up and answered.I had a health newsletter about dementia and Alzheimer's and I wanted to give it to her. So I went over to visit. She always wants me to come because she is so lonely.

While I was there her Samantha caregiver came. After a short visit, I came home so she would eat her supper. At home I had my banana and later a small bowl of strawberries.

I watched the weather and read until 9:00PM, when I went onto bed. I was very tired. The heat really gets to me anymore.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning and Mowing

I slept fairly well last night although I woke up in the middle of the night with leg and foot cramps. Luckily I had some Hyland's Restful Legs so I got up and put two of those pills under my tongue and let them melt. That took care of it the first time. Several hours later it happened again. So I put two more pills under my tongue and this time I slept until 5:00AM. 

I have had my juice and  breakfast bar and am working on my oatmeal now. Later today after the dew is off the yard, Krystal's daughter will mow. I believe it will be too hot for me to do any of it this time. Also I just had my hair done yesterday and I don't want to mess it all up with sweat. That's why I prefer to have it mowed on Tuesdays.

I will check on the cats and turn on the weather now and get back to this later.

Scruff and Blondie were the only two cats out there waiting for their breakfast.  I took out the double bowl and an extra dish so they would each have their own food dish. That usually keeps them from fighting over it.

We are forecast for very hot weather today..up in the 90's. I am glad the 15 year old will be doing the mowing this time. I will do the trimming....probably later in the day after it cools down a bit.

I have watered all the flowers and filled the cat's water bowl with fresh water. It's going to be a scorcher today. It's 7:47AM now.  

I need to start getting my mopping done while I still have energy. Then I will start on the vacuuming. I need to get busy. 

I also want to go to the market and get some more bottled water. The little gal that mows will need some as well as myself. I only have two bottles left. 

I went to the market and bought bottled water, bananas,  strawberries and shortcake. That's about all I needed this time.

I got my mopping done before I went to the market. I will vacuum next after I rest a bit.

I was getting ready to Vacuum when the smoke detector went off in the bedroom.  I went to the garage and got the step stool and finally got the thing down. I put a new battery in it but now I can't get it back up there. I guess I will just leave that one off. The next time John comes by, I may ask him to put it up. Steve and Suzanne are gone on a fishing and camping trip and taken their grandchildren and I don't know how long they will be gone but they are still gone. I will text Suzanne and see when they plan to return.

I read all morning until 12:42PM and I finished my book. Then I put a frozen meal in the microwave and cooked it.  That will be my lunch.  Then I may download another  book. First, I need to read the second book I downloaded after I vacuum.

So more even later... 

I read all afternoon and finished another book.  Then I heard from my granddaughter, Christina. They are moving to San Antonio. Kyle is in the service and has been transferred to San Antonio to Fort Sam Houston. They will stop here Saturday, Sunday and Monday. They want to see John and Leslie on Saturday. John and Leslie will be gone Sunday through Wednesday because they are going fishing at Roaring River at that time.

My young mower came an hour late and mowed for me. It was way too hot and humid for me to mow today. If it cools down this evening I will trim. I pay her $25.00 when she mows the entire yard. I pay her $10.00 to mow just the west side when I can mow the front and back. But today was impossible for me to mow.

I bought strawberries at the Caney market and prepared them.  I may take some to Nancy if I can raise her tomorrow.

I finally got all my vacuuming done today.  I will dust tomorrow. It is 5:39PM right now. 

I had bought some strawberries at the market today. I called Nancy's and got Dale. I told him I had fixed some strawberries and wandered if Nancy would want some. If she did, I would bring her some. Dale asked her and she wanted some. So I dished up some in a container and took it over to her. Dale left after we visited awhile and then he took his grandchildren and left. I stayed until almost 9:00PM and visited with Nancy then I came home and took my bath. It's after 9:00PM now and I will go on to bed. Nancy wants to go to breakfast tomorrow so I will pick her up at 9:00AM and we will go out to Eggbert's for breakfast.

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Wednesday and a Hair Appointment

I slept well last night again and was up at 5:00AM so I could get dressed and get myself ready for the day before Dean got up. I had laid out my clothes in the den as I had each day while he was here. I made up my bed and put away my trundle.

He will take me over to Coffeyville to my hair appointment and then when we get back to Caney, we will have lunch and then he will take off for Topeka. It has been a good visit. We shared a lot of stories. I think I will have my coffee and watch the weather before waking him at 8:00AM. My hair appointment is at 9:30AM but if I get over there at 9:00AM, she will take me early. Next week Toni will be on vacation so I will wash my own hair in the shower. The following Wednesday she will color it. 

I will have the yard mowed tomorrow if it doesn't rain. I have already contacted Krystal and she  has arranged it with the girl. I hope it doesn't rain tonight.

It's only 6:00AM now so I guess I will make some coffee and go turn on the TV quietly and watch the weather.

It's 6:55AM now and I have had my coffee and Chai. I have also fed three yellow cats...Blondie, Scruff and their father cat that belongs to a neighbor. I haven't seen Inky in a couple of weeks.  It's even been much longer since I have seen Scruffy.

More later... 

I woke Dean up at 8:30AM so he could get dressed and we could get over to Coffeyville by 9:00AM. We didn't eat breakfast in Caney but just went right over to Coffeyville so he could leave me at the beauty shop and he asked me to call him when I was finished. I did that and we went to the Coffeyville Eggberts for breakfast.  I ordered two scrambled eggs, two strips of bacon and one piece of toast. That's not what I got. I got two eggs sunny side up, three strips of bacon and two pieces of whole wheat toast and a pile of fried potatoes.... not at all what I ordered. I wondered if I got someone else's breakfast.

After we ate we came back to Caney and he packed. I helped him carry his bags out to the car. Then he left. I sure enjoyed his visit and I think he enjoyed it too.

After he left I went over to Nancy's and called her from my car. She answered and told me she was very upset. Her son, David, is very sick and in the hospital in North Carolina. He has been in a coma but is attempting to come out of it.  At least at this time he isn't getting any worse. His wife will not talk to Nancy and does not want her to call for updates. Gina is flying out there Tuesday to give some support to his wife, Teresa. Of course Nancy is very anxious and nervous about the entire thing. He is her only son. I am hoping Gina will bring her up to date when she gets there.

Nancy wanted to go out to Eggbert's here in Caney to have their chicken salad for lunch. As usual she wanted to buy my lunch. I did make her let me leave the tip.

While we were gone, Dale came to her house to let in the air conditioning repair man. Her upstairs air was not working and the repairman got it fixed. It was needing freon and also to be cleaned out. When we got there Dale and the repairman were still there.

I stayed until Gina came and then I left and came home.

In a little while, I will eat a banana. That will be my supper. 

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

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tuesday and A Trip to Coffeyville

Dean was up earlier this morning and I was too. We sat at the table and drank our coffee until  almost 8:00AM. He is taking a shower now and then after that I will get in the bathroom  and put my face on. I slept well again last night on that trundle bed.

He wants to go over to Coffeyville this morning so we will do that. I want to show him what that wealthy woman from Coffeyville has done on 9th Street and 10th Street to redo older houses. ..especially the ones she lived in and the one her grandmother lived in. Then she began helping other folks redo theirs.

I don't know if she has continued to do that but we will check.

Blondie and Scruff were the only two cats that came for breakfast this morning. I fed them and I think they are finished and gone now. I will check.

So, more later....

We went over to Coffeyville early. We didn't eat breakfast and just had some coffee before we left for Coffeyville. When we got over there we went out to South Willow where his family built their homes years ago. The house he lived in was gone. Some of the others were too.

We next went to the Chamber office and they gave us a phone number for the Board of Education. I called and told them Dean had a piece of Field Kindley history he would like to donate to the school for their trophy case. It had belonged to his older brother. They accepted it and also took our photos with it and got the information about Dean's brother and the year he graduated from the school. 

After that we drove around Coffeyville so Dean could  see what all had changed. Then we went to El Peublito for lunch and then afterward came back to Caney.

He looked around the building here that had odds and ends in it but didn't find anything he wanted to buy so we came back to my apartment and spent the afternoon visiting. I did water all my plants and made arrangements to have my yard mowed Thursday.....if it doesn't rain. 

Dean will be leaving tomorrow after I get my hair done and we get back to Caney. 

I was pretty tired and after we watched some TV, I went on to bed.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Monday and Dean's Visit

I was up at 5:00AM as usual and quietly went into the bathroom and took my bath and got myself ready for the day. I don't think I disturbed Dean at all. He has that ventilator thing he sleeps with since he has sleep apnea. It makes a small hissing noise and it evidently drowns out any noise I make. It's 7:00AM now and I have folded out the sheets I took off my bed yesterday morning and will put them away when Dean is out of bed. He sleeps late so I will go ahead and have my coffee but he wants to eat breakfast out so I will not eat anything. He is determined not to let me cook anything. He says it is my vacation too.

He has this white Toyota convertible and I asked him what year it was and he said it was a 2007 vehicle and it is just like new. He also has a van and sometimes he brings that...but not this time. It needed Freon he said. 

I will make my coffee and check the weather quietly. I may open the front door and see if any cats are out there too.  

Blondie and Scruff were out there waiting for their breakfast  so I filled the double dish and one of the smaller ones and set it out there for them.

More later...I want to check the weather. 

It looks like rain today in the afternoon and tomorrow as well.  

It's 10:00AM now and Dean is still asleep. He evidently sleeps later all the time. We were up late visiting though so maybe he is just tired after his long trip down here and then another trip to Bartlesville last night and then we visited late last night.

More later....  

Dean slept until 11:45AM and I finally went in the bedroom and checked on him. I wanted to be sure he was still breathing and he was.

We went to Eggbert's and had breakfast. Then we went up to Independence and drove around and looked at Independence. We got back to the apartment after we drove over to Havana to see what all was still there after all these years...not much except houses.

Then we came back to the apartment. I warmed up our leftovers from yesterday's meal at Murphy's Steak House.

This evening we watched the movie "The Insider". He had never seen it. After that we went on to bed. It was 9:35PM. 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday and Church...Later Dean Comes

 I slept fairly well last night. I was up earlier then usual...around 4:00AM something. I did hear from Dean this morning. He will be here about 3:00PM this afternoon so I will go to church. He is bringing his convertible. His van needs freon and he will get that done when he gets back home. So I will be going to church this morning at 11:00AM.

I got my bedding changed this morning so it will be fresh for him. I sleep in on the trundle of the daybed when I have company.  I am doing sheet laundry now. It's after 6:00AM now and getting light. I will go check the weather now and look and see if there are any cats out there waiting for their breakfast. 

I have had mine. I am still working on my coffee.

So more later.... 

All three yellow cats were out there for their breakfast. Blondie, Scruff and their father, the neighbor's yellow cat. So I fed all three.

I was locked out of my blog..for some weird reason. Google is more trouble then any previous owner of this blog.  I had to create a new password to get into my own blog. A pain in the neck. Now I will have  to change it on all three computers.

It's 8:13AM now. I am watching Sunday's CBS  news now.

More later...

I went on to church after all. Dean won't be here until at least 3:00PM. Phyllis and Karan and Becky and I went to Just Us for lunch. As usual, it was a good lunch and we also enjoyed the visit. I took them back to church to their cars afterward. 

Then I came back home and read while waiting for Dean. He was a couple of hours later then he thought he would be at first. He had e-mailed me the change in time but I had not been online so wasn't aware of the change.

We visited awhile and then decided to go down to Bartlesville to eat supper. I just had a salad and tea and Dean had a chicken fried steak dinner. We ate at Murphy's Steak House. I had not been there in years but nothing had changed. It was very good. We both brought home half our meal and put it in the frig.

We visited all the time we were gone and drove around Bartlesville for awhile;

Then we came back to Caney and visited some more.

It was 12:30AM before we got to bed. I will take my bath in the morning. He sleeps later then I do. At this rate I may sleep later too.

We had a good visit.

More in the morning. I had better get to bed.