Saturday, September 4, 2021

Saturday and Possible Raking

I don't believe it rained last night and if it doesn't rain today, I will do some raking in the back yard. Also I will do the trimming if it doesn't rain today. It's still  dark at 5:55AM so I can't tell much about it is doing out there except I don't hear any least not yet. I slept well last night and only woke up once to go to the bathroom. I read until 10:00PM and then went on to bed and right to sleep.

I was up this morning at  5:00AM, as usual.

I never did dust either Thursday or Friday so I'd better work that in today sometime.

In a little while I will turn on the TV and watch "the weather on the 8's" to see what the prognosis is going to be for today. I will also see if the cats are out there wanting breakfast. I will wait until it gets light though. 

It is supposed to rain later today so I will rake the back yard now.

O.K. It's 7:45AM and I have just finished raking the back yard and putting the leaves in the black yard bag, I don't know how long that will last but it looks good right now. The front wasn't as bad because the wind was from the south. I just picked up a few leaves. The mowing had bagged them yesterday evening.

 May be an image of grass and tree

Both cats came for breakfast and for once Blondie ate too. They finished off all the cat food and I washed their dish and it is on the drying mat now. Blondie insists on getting right under my feet when I walk and I have to scoot him away so I won't trip over him. Scruff doesn't do that. She usually just scampers back of the hedge to the food bowls.

I got the trimming finished just before the battery went down on the trimmer. It's on the charger now. The yard looks pretty good for just a yard. I have no lawn....mostly crabgrass. But I like to keep it neat anyhow.  The heat has really bleached it out.

I got the hedge trimmed and it is 77 degrees  out there and yet very humid! That's all the outdoors work I am going to do today. My face is very sweaty.

More even later...  It's almost 9:00AM

I have read most of the morning and just as I was ready to finish the book, the Kindle needed charging.  It's nearly 1:00PM now and I am going to go to Eggbert's and have lunch. 

I went to Eggbert's and had my usual lunch..chicken salad, fruit and a muffin with iced sweet tea. I brought the tea home and drank it. Then I called Nancy about 2:20PM to see if she wanted company. She did so I went over and visited her until 4:15PM or so. I developed a cramp in my right leg and couldn't seem to walk it off so I came home to take some of that Hyland's for leg cramps. By then, I had walked it off. I decided to try to read my Kindle again even though it was not yet fully charged. It's 4:50PM now. Later this evening I will have my supper banana.

Nancy wants to go to lunch Monday or Tuesday and I will be ready to do that again by then. 

More later...

Then at 7:00PM I intend to take my bath and sometime after that, between 9:00PM and 10:00PM I will go to bed. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Friday and Mowing

I slept well last night and was up shortly before 5:00AM, made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I have had my breakfast and am drinking my coffee now. 

Last night I noticed my Amazon Prime was billed so I paid that. It is $119.99 a year but it gives me access to a lot of movies and older TV shows ...ones I prefer. I also get anything I buy from Amazon freight free.

This evening Krystal or one of her girls will mow for me. It doesn't need it badly because it's been so hot it hasn't grown much. But I like to keep it neat and observe my contract too so I will have it mowed after it cools down a bit.

I will also need to dust again today. I didn't get that done yesterday.

I will go turn on the TV and see if the rain is still in the forecast for tomorrow. I will also check to see if the cats are out there wanting their breakfast so I will get back to this later. 

That rain is still in the forecast and may start this afternoon late. I hope the yard can get mowed first.

Both cats were out there but Blondie didn't eat anything. His owner must be feeding him now. Scruff was there and she nearly ate all the food herself. What little she had left I put into a paper cup and covered it with saran and put it in the frig.. They are still working on that wet cat food.

I also cleaned up the hummingbird feeder and refilled it with sugar water and put it back out there.  I watered the plants in the front. I haven't done the back flowerbed yet. I will get to it soon.

Both the front yard and the back yard are covered with leaves from the neighbor's trees. I hope someone can mow this evening and mow them into the bag. Not that it will help much. Fall is just around the corner and both yards will be covered then anyhow. It's a lost cause. After they stop falling I will rake them and bag them.

More later... 

It's 11:15AM and I have been reading since 10:00AM when the CBS news went off. I had an ice cream bar for lunch and another breakfast bar. Nothing sounded good to me.

Krystal came and mowed while I was working on the puzzle. She was nearly done before I even knew she was out there. I took her out some water and we visited briefly. She is such a nice woman. She has three girls in school here. I think the oldest goes to Copan school. Krystal is a mail woman in Bartlesville. She is usually here by 2:30PM when she mows it. It takes her about 30 minutes.The girls and the parents had a football game to go to tonight. 

I was going to go to Eggbert's and have something for supper since I didn't have lunch but they were closed so I stopped at Sonic and had a small hamburger and small french fries and medium coke and brought that home to eat. 

It is 5:15PM now. In the morning if it isn't raining I will trim.  I am waiting for the CBS news now. It comes on at 5:30PM. 

I watched the news and then read in my latest book.At 8:00PM, I took my bath. I will go back to my book until bedtime.

I brought in the solar kitty just in case it rains. I don't leave it out at night anyhow. I bring it in to the dark den where it glows. 

Back to my book now!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

I slept well last night after reading later last evening. I was up close to 6:00AM and made my bed,made myself ready for the day. I'll get into my regular routine  soon. I am finishing my breakfast now and drinking my coffee and Chai Latte. I got busy reading the Chronicle and let my oatmeal get cold but I ate it anyhow.

Soon I will turn on the TV for "the weather on the 8's" and see what to expect today. It's 7:15AM now and getting light. The two cats may be out there waiting for their food too.

They were both out there but Scruff was the only one who ate anything. She loves that wet cat food. I imagine Blondie was fed by his owner who lives a couple of houses up State Street on the west side of the street facing the east.

I will see about the weather and the CBS news. 

My longtime friend, Gay, called last evening and wanted me to attend her 65th class reunion with her on October 2nd and then she wanted to come home with me and stay all night instead of driving back to Chanute late at night. That sounded good to me so I put it on my calendar. We have been friends since I was a senior in high school and she was a freshman. I worked downtown in the afternoon when I was a senior and she lived downtown with her family and went home for lunch so we walked together every day. We have managed to stay in touch all these years. I am 85...almost 86 and she is 81 and will be 82 in September..if I recall correctly. I will have to ask her to be sure.  

Last night I watched the first episode of the DVD Keith sent me of "Last Man Standing". It was clever. I will watch more of it every evening.

Right now I will check the weather and get back to this later...

It's forecast to rain on Saturday so I have one of Krystal's girls or perhaps Krystal coming to mow on Friday evening. 

I went out to Dollar General and bought some more wet swifters so I could finish my mopping. I also got some more index cards. I use those to keep track of the books I have read during the pandemic. Later I will go to the market and buy my bananas. I had my last one last evening. That's what I have for supper.

I finished my mopping. I have vacuumed the bedroom, the living room and the hall. In a little bit I will do the den and the dining room rug. Then I will be  finished for another week except for the dusting.I will do that tomorrow unless my energy holds out. After I finish my vacuuming, I will have to empty it, take it apart and wash it and wash the filters. The throw rugs are finished now. I always put them in the dryer under fresh air and then clean the filter of the dryer.

More later... 

I got the sweeping all finished and the vacuum sweeper cleaned up and put away. The filters are drying overnight on the dish drainer. I am tired and will read awhile. It's 11:30AM.

It's 2:32PM now and I just had a TV dinner for my lunch. I have been reading most of the morning.

It's 3:35PM and I have just finished another book. I think I will call Nancy and see if she is up for company.

I did go over to Nancy's and we visited for awhile.Sandy, her cousin Richard's widow, came over after awhile and we  visited with her too. After she left I took Nancy to the Caney Market and she bought a few things. Then I took her home and came home myself.

I watered my flowerbeds again  then I started another book, took my bath at 7:00PM and went to bed shortly after 9:00PM. I was tired.  

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Wednesday and a Hairdo

I slept poorly last night . I was terribly worried about my niece, Denise, and her son and his family. She has the covid and so does her son, Eric. None of them are vaccinated. It's against Eric's family's religion to be vaccinated and since they were not vaccinated, Denise didn't get vaccinated either.  I imagine his wife and children will get it too in time. He did go to the doctor yesterday with a bad cough and got a prescription for a ventilator. At least that's what Diana, her sister, said.  Denise is mad at me for me intimating in my texting that what they all did was irresponsible during a pandemic and since she lives alone I don't know what will happen to her with no one there with her to take care of her. I have been worried sick about her and Eric and his family. My sleep was restless because of my concern about them. I tried texting her later yesterday to find out how she was doing but she never answered me. Diana said she was angry with me. She thought I was bawling her out. I am just heartsick. I am leery of trying to go see her even though I am fully vaccinated. She may have the Delta variant and I could catch that. At my age, I just can't take a chance.

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

The weather says "hot" all week except rain for Saturday.

Both cats were out there waiting for some more of that wet cat food. I fed them and then watered the plants by the mailbox. When they are finished and gone I will bring in their bowls and water the hanging plant in front. I will go turn to the news now.

More later..I need to leave at 8:15AM if I am going to get money from my bank before I get my hair done at 9:00AM and then go get gas. I want to get my pedicure done today too while I am in Coffeyville. It's only 7:25AM now so I have some time. 

I got to Coffeyville and went to get gas at Woodshed.  As usual, the train was stuck across the tracks at South Coffeyville so I went back to the beauty shop and got my hair done first. Then I went back out to Woodshed and got my gas. Then I got my long overdue pedicure. After that I went to the senior center to visit with Janet. I told her I was not going to come to Farkle while that woman Brenda, is coming there and is not fully vaccinated. She told Janet Tuesday that she had had her first shot and since she had been to the library, she was wearing a face mask. You can't get into the library without one. That's the way it ought to be. If everyone required vaccination and face masks, we would be through this mess in months. 

Then I came home and stopped at the Sonic and got their child's Wacky Pack for $2.18 and took it home for my lunch.

Then I called Mary who owns the trailer court where Denise has her trailer parked and asked her to check on Denise. Mary called me back and said Denise said if she had the virus, it must have been a very light case because today she feels fine. Mary called me back and told me what she had said. I am so relieved! I was very afraid she was going to be very sick.

Now I am going to read again.

I read until an hour or so ago and have been texting with Keith. He just went to bed. It's 10:30PM in Nigeria. It's 4:40PM here.

I probably should water again. It's 97 degrees here now.

Here is one relaxed cat!

May be an image of cat 

It is 6:15PM now and I had better do some watering but I have to wait until this cat goes home. Right now he is enjoying my front door area.

I will take my bath at 7:00PM and try to get to bed  by 9:00PM.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tuesday and No Particular Plan Again

 I slept pretty well last night although I was up once in the night to adjust the thermostat to the air conditioning. I got up shortly after 5:00AM and made my bed and got myself ready for the day. Since I didn't have Betty come yesterday, I will try to get over to Nancy's after lunch.

I have been wondering if Denise ever went to the doctor. I don't know why she told Diana I had bawled her out. I only advised her to go to the emergency room to get treatment for the covid she developed. I did it by text so I know what I said. Later I will try to call her to see how she is and if she went to the emergency room.  

Right now I am having my breakfast and it is only 6:05AM. In a minute or so, I will go turn on the TV and check on the "weather on the 8's".

Both Scruff and Blondie came for breakfast and I gave them some more of that wet cat food.  They just love it!

I checked the weather and we are forecast hot weather all week until Saturday when we are forecast for rain. That will be a relief from the heat....perhaps.

It's 7:15AM now and I have just watered the flowers and the flowerbeds. 

I watched the CBS news when it came on and then worked on the puzzle awhile.

Later I read my book until noon.  At 1:00PM I went over to Nancy's and took her for a ride.We got back in an hour and a quarter and I stayed and visited with her until shortly after 5:00PM when I went home to eat my leftovers from yesterday. The I watched the CBS evening news, watered my plants again and ate a banana. It's nearly 7:00PM now and I will soon take my bath and get ready for bed. I don't plan to go to bed until 9:00PM though.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Monday and Perhaps a Guest

I will be home today reading. I read until late last evening and went to bed late too. I didn't wake up in the night though. Betty called last evening to say she wasn't sure she would be coming today after all. The cousin she wanted to bring with her to Caney is unvaccinated and will not get vaccinated or wear a face mask. People who put others at risk to protect their "personal rights" not only put others at risk but themselves as well. There comes a time during an emergency (like during a pandemic) when you consider the welfare of others first. If you are ignorant enough not to get vaccinated and refuse to wear a mask, then you need to isolate yourself instead of exposing others to your ignorance and the risk of them being exposed to the Delta variant. So although Betty is welcome to come, I certainly don't want her cousin here under those circumstances. She will call me today about her decision to come or not to come.

I'll bet these folks who consider vaccination a violation of their "personal rights" observe speed limits and stop at stop signs and choose not to shoplift or violate the law in other ways. Laws are for the protection of the public at is vaccination during pandemics.  Vaccination needs to be mandated by the government with penalties for those to violate it and put others at risk. 

More later...I need to put my laundry in the dryer. 

I have the laundry in the dryer now.

I had a text from my niece, Denise. She and her son, Eric, both have the covid..he is worse then she is but he plans to go to the doctor today. His family is in quarantine now..I hope. They are all at risk for the covid. I encouraged Denise to go to the doctor too but I don't know if she will or not. She doesn't have a doctor. I gave her the number for the clinic for Dr. Christensen, the doctor her dad went to, and that I changed to when my doctor retired. I hope she will call them or go to the emergency room. This pandemic is nothing to play with.

Nancy just called to see if I could come over. I told her I would need to wait to see if Betty Hanson was coming.  Betty is supposed to call me this morning to tell me if she still plans to come.  Since her cousin is not coming, I don't know whether she will still come or not.  I got the bed changed anyhow. I change it every other Monday.

I just texted Esther, Keith's wife. He left for Nigeria on Friday.I imagine she's lost without him. They are very close. She texted me back immediately.

More later... 

Betty called me last night and said she probably would not come after all. Her cousin did decide to come and they found the graves they were looking for but Betty didn't want me to be near her cousin since she wasn't vaccinated so after she took her cousin back to Coffeyville she went on home to Grove.

I read most of the afternoon and downloaded three more Amazon free books to my Kindle to read. I took my bath at 8:00PM and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sunday and Online Church

I slept well last night and only woke up once. Then I got right back to sleep until 5:00AM, my regular time to get up. I have made my bed and dressed and an having my breakfast now. Soon I will go check the "weather on the 8's" and see what the weather will be like while they are here. and also check to see if any cats are out there for breakfast too.

Leslie and John have gone to South Dakota for his conference and I am not sure when they will be back They go every year but I have never kept track of their schedule.

My classmate, Betty Hanson, will  be coming tomorrow afternoon and her cousin may come too. They are going out to the cemetery to try to find the grave of one of her relatives.They will stay a day or two. I'm not sure how long. I will change my bed as usual tomorrow and I will sleep in on the daybed trundle while they are here.

It's6:10AM now and I will go check out the weather and get back to this later.

It appears we will have weather in the low to mid 90's all week. That's better then the 100's.

I watered my one plant (the threw the other one away. It looked very scraggly and try as I might, I couldn't get it to revive. Then I watered the flowerbeds too.They are holding up pretty well.  I got a plastic bag and went out back and picked up all the leaves from my south neighbor's tree and put them in the bag.  The front needs it too but I would have to rake them and there are tons of them from the tree from the neighbor to the north...across the street. That one is a lost cause....unfortunately.

Both Scruff and Blondie came for their breakfast and cleaned it all up! 

I sure hate to buy that wet cat food but they do like it. They might not come for the dry stuff I have used anymore.

Betty Hanson, my classmate, called me this afternoon and said she may not be coming on Monday after all. Her cousin is not vaccinated and won't wear a face mask either. She buys into all that nonsense she reads on facebook. Facebook needs to delete that nonsense.I have almost completely stopped going into facebook. They allow all kind of nonsense to be posted there and those who are ignorant believe anything they see printed. I told Janet at the senior center that I would not be coming to game days anymore if that woman comes who doesn't believe in being vaccinated and refuses to wear a face mask. Karan told me Janet has printed up a sign saying anyone not vaccinated has to wear a face mask to come into the senior center.

I put my contacts in just as I have for 45 years used the right one...the bifocal.. would not seat. I got out another one that I had saved and it would not seat either. Finally I tried a third one I had saved and it seated just fine. I don't know what the problem was. But it appears to be fine now. I have never had a any problems with my contacts so this was unusual.

I am waiting for the CBS Sunday morning news. Then at 11:00AM, I will watch "Beyond the Walls" our congregation out of Ontario Canada. They do such a professional job. The are watched all over the globe in every country we have congregations in. It isn't the same as in the church building here but as long as Montgomery County here in Kansas continues to have a lot new cases, we will have to watch online or with Zoom. I often watch our Springfield, Missouri service too in the evening at 6:00PM but it is a far cry from the Ontario, Canada one. But it is our Mission Center so I try to watch it on a fairly regular basis. When I do, I record 60 Minutes. I never like to miss 60 Minutes on TV. They do a great job of investigating reporting. It's 7:46AM now so I will go watch the CBS Sunday morning news when it comes on..

I have been working on the puzzle and it is very hard. I may not be able to finish it before my company comes tomorrow afternoon. When they come I will tear it up and put it away.

It's nearing time for Beyond the Walls so I will get back to this later...

I watched "Beyond the Walls" this morning at 11:00AM and then worked on the puzzle for a couple of hours and then read in the first of the new books I downloaded from Amazon on to myKindle this morning. 

Then my niece Diana called. She had tried to reach Denise, my other niece, but she didn't answer the telephone. She wondered if I had heard from her. I hadn't...but I had thought about asking her to meet me on Wednesday mornings at 7:00AM at Eggbert's over there at Coffeyville for breakfast like I used to do with her dad. I will call her on Tuesday morning and see if she would be interested.