Saturday, November 20, 2021

Saturday and Not a Lot Going On

I slept pretty well last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I have made my bed, dressed and  had my breakfast. I am working on my Chai now. At 9:00AM I will go over to Nancy's and see to her breakfast and meds. I will do that today and tomorrow mornings and evenings and Monday morning before she leaves for her assisted living in Bartlesville.  Then they will take over her care from there.

I haven't seen much of anything out of Suzanne since they sold the duplex. Without Nancy here, I will be dependent on the Coffeyville group  and the church group for my fellowship. I promised Nancy I would come visit her on Tuesdays. I will try to do that since it may help her to adjust to her new surroundings.

I will go turn on the TV for "the weather on the 8's" and the CBS news a little later. I will also check on the cats. They may disappear for good after I am gone for 5 days for Thanksgiving at Scott and Ginger's. Either that or they may eat birds. Grrr.

The only cat that came for breakfast was Scruff and she was hungry. I figure Blondie's owners have him inside. since it's 40 degrees this morning.

More later....It's 7:01AM now.  

It's 8:06AM now and I have been watching the CBS Saturday morning news..

Now Tulsa news is on and the violence I hear from there is awesome. You couldn't give me a home in Tulsa. There's way too much violence there. 

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It appears they are building another room on to their house. At least he is building something more on there.

I picked up Nancy at 12:45PM and we went to Eggbert's for lunch. For once, I got to buy lunch. Nancy had given her money and her debit card to Dale. 

Then I came home to catch the Ohio State/Michigan football game. Ohio State won 56 to 7.

Now I will read again.

More later...It's 2:45PM now. 

It's 4:28PM now and I have read this afternoon and will go over to Nancy's later this afternoon about 6:00PM  and hope she has something to eat that Sandy brought her so I can give her her meds. In the meantime, I will go over my notes for tomorrow's worship service and sermon. I will probably be too tired to do that any later. 

I went over to Nancy's about 5:30PM and suggested she go with me to have a Mocha Crunch Blast at Sonic. She loves coffee and she loves chocolate and she loves ice cream. She really loved the small blast we had. Then I took her home and stayed and visited awhile until almost 8:00PM. Then I needed to get home. My bath was an hour late. Suzanne called while I was over to Nancy's and just told me to call her back when I got home and that's what I did.

Suzanne told me the name of the second person who was from Caney who lived at the assisted living in Bartlesville. It was Mary Chastain. Back in 1956 I worked with her husband at Phillips Petroleum carrying the mail. I believe he died awhile ago so she is alone too. 

It is 8:40PM now and I am going to read awhile before going to bed. I will need to go over my sermon in the morning because I am too tired to do that tonight. I will try to stay up until 10:00PM tonight because I sleep better when I go to bed later. 

More tomorrow....


Friday, November 19, 2021

Friday and Asbury Villiage Lunch at Senior Center

I slept fairly well last night. I was up a little earlier this morning though.....before 5:00AM.

I will go over to Coffeyville again today and have lunch at the senior center and pick up one for Marilyn Rutledge too. After I eat mine, I will take hers out to her. She is still laid up with her terrible back pain problem. 

Right now, I will fix my breakfast and coffee. After I eat I will go turn on the TV and watch "the weather on the 8's" and see what the day is forecast to be like.

While I am over to Coffeyville, I will get a few things at Walmart that I can't get at the Caney Market. My Chai, for example. The Caney Market has a limited amount of coffee pods for my coffeemaker too. They don't always have my cranberry grape juice or my grape flavored water or my breakfast bars.

I also need to stop out at church and get at least one shoe box to fill too for the shoe box project. It will be another busy day!

More later...

In another 30 Minutes I will check on the cats too. Only Scruff came for supper last evening..

My neighbor directly across the street has a huge dumpster out on his driveway and is tearing his garage and utility room off his house. Anything will be an improvement. They have a terrible mess over there all the time. Ever since I have lived here his garage door has just been hanging and everything most people keep in their garage is cluttered out in his yard.Here the garage and utility area are gone.

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Well, it's time to go check out the weather..enough griping. It's 6:15AM now.

It's 7:15AM now and the temperature is 29 degrees out there. It probably got my petunias.

I got my Sunday bulletin redone by using the desktop computer. The little laptop has it's own set of problems. The template for my Sunday bulletins is messed up there. But the desktop, the only computer that can use the printer, is fine. So I got it redone and printed off for Sunday.

More later....

I left for Nancy's at 9:00AM and took her an apple fritter to have with her coffee. She ate that and I gave her her meds.I stayed an hour and then left for Coffeyville.I went to the bank and got some money for the trip to Tennessee. I then went to Dr. Dobbin's and paid for my contacts and the rest of my initial bill. That came to $150.00. I am spending money like I have some. :)

I never did go out to Walmart.

I then went to the Sonic and bought myself a cherry limeade slush. From there I went to the senior center and bought two lunches. Mine was $3.00 and Marilyn's was $4.00 since they had to pack it "to go". I took Marilyn's to her and stayed and visited awhile.When I left she was getting her lunch ready. The stew was very good as was the cornbread and brownie. 

Marilyn is having a back surgery on Monday. Her brother is taking her to the hospital just west of Joplin for it. Nancy will be leaving for Green Country Assisted Living in Bartlesville on Monday too. I have a hair appointment in Coffeyville with Toni on Monday at 1:30PM. When I get home I will pack my bag. I will be leaving with John and Leslie on Tuesday morning for Tennessee.

It will be different here with no Nancy. I told her I would come visit her on Tuesdays. And I haven't seen Suzanne since they sold the duplex.

I went by the church before coming home but it appeared all the shoe boxes were packed. I tried to call the First Baptist Church in Independence to see if they had any extras but no one was in the office to answer the phone. So I just came on back home.

I guess I will go read awhile...

It's almost 4:00PM now and I will need  to decide if I need to eat anything for supper. I am out of bananas and I am not sure if I have any fruit or not. I will check.

More even later..

I had a breakfast bar for supper.I had had a good lunch so that was enough. 

I went over to Nancy's at 5:00PM and stayed an hour. I got her meds ready for the weekend and Monday morning and gave her tonight's. I was up so early this morning that I am very tired.this evening. I have had my bath and it's only 8:00PM so it's too early for bed. I would be up at the crack of dawn again.

I have been reading a book I am not enjoying and I may just leave it and start another one. 

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

I woke up several times in the night and had a hard time getting back to sleep. I was thinking about my appointment this afternoon at 3:00PM with the audiologist in Bartlesville this afternoon. My hearing aide hasn't worked in months...probably at least a year. Stan Wilson has retired and he had the program on his computer that could adjust it. I have cleaned it and it seems to be clean but it is still not working.  I am to take it to Jessica Whitesitt, the Bartlesville audiologist, and she can maybe tell me what is wrong with it and if it can be fixed and check my hearing. I bought all new batteries for it but they are not helping. It took me a year to pay it off with Stan at $100. a month and I certainly can't afford another one. They run $3,000 to $5,000 nowadays. Anyhow, I was up an hour earlier then usual this morning.

I made my bed and dressed and had my breakfast already. It's 5:39AM now and I may go in and turn of the TV to see "the weather on the 8's" and see what today will bring.

I will go over to Nancy's this morning after I get the apartment cleaned and see to her breakfast and meds. Gina and Dale are coming at 11:00AM to take her to lunch and then take her down to Green Country Village to see the apartment she is supposed to move into for the winter months.  It is an Assisted Living facility. She still doesn't want to go but I have tried to convince her that in her situation, it is necessary. She does have some dementia and fell down her front steps a couple of weeks ago and busted her lip. She is lucky she didn't break a tooth. 

She has a hard time remembering anything. Her home hasn't been vacuumed in months and laundry has not been done either and the visiting angels were supposed to do that when she was paying them $200 a day to stay with her for 4 hours. But they did nothing but watch TV and go through her closet. 

Dale, her cousin,  got rid of them and they made arrangements to move her to the Green Country Village in Bartlesville. She refused to go and they stopped coming to see her and helping her with her meds. After two weeks I learned she was not taking her meds and I started going over morning and evenings and seeing to that. When I could not go, I got Sandy to do it every once in a while.

I will go check the weather  now. It is 6:00AM.

I have read some of the morning and downloaded three more free books from Amazon.

I think I will stop at The Copan Truck Stop and have their small chef salad. Or maybe I will go out to Eggbert's here and have their chicken salad special. I just don't feel like a frozen meal again. I was just at the Copan Truck Stop with Nancy so I may just go out to Eggbert's. Then I will go on to Bartlesville and browse around. until time for my appointment.

More later.... 

My hearing aide had a broken wire and had to be sent to the factory to be repaired. It cost me $350 but I could not replace it for less then $3,000 anymore. I wrote the audiologist a check for $350. They will call me when it comes back from the factory. They did waive the $75.00 fee for the audiologist and hearing test. My left ear now has lost hearing but one hearing aide is better then none.

I got back home sat 4:50PM. I ate lunch at Eggbert's in Bartlesville. They had a senior menu and I got a lovely chicken fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans for $6.95 with iced tea. Heck of a deal!

I will go over to Nancy's at 6:00- 6:30PM this evening and see to her dinner and meds. 

More later... 

I went over to Nancy's about 6:00PM and she had eaten already but had  not taken her meds so I laid them out for her. Then I filled Saturday's pill cups. Dale didn't get that done. I gave her Thursday evening meds.

Nancy told me she signed the paperwork for the assisted living but was not all that happy about it. Dale took her down to look them over.

I came home at 7:00PM and took my bath and will read awhile before I go to bed around 9:00PM. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Wednesday and a Busy Day

I slept well last night and was up shortly before 5:00AM, made my bed, dressed and had my breakfast. I am drinking my coffee now. I have a 9:00AM hair appointment and will get gas at the Woodshed and a treat from the Coffeyville Walmart store before Bunco at the senior center at 1:00PM until 3:00PM. I have an appointment to give blood. here in Caney afterward. ....if I have enough iron in my blood.

It's 5:47AM now and I will go watch "the weather on the 8's" and see what to expect today.

We are forecast for rain today..drat!!

About 6:20AM I checked on the cats and they were both out there waiting for me to bring out their food. They ate and left and I took the food back into the garage.

It is 7:19AM now and I need to  wear a hoodie because it is not only damp out but also chilly. It's 57 degrees but the dampness makes it feel colder. I need to go to the market and get a treat for Bunco if they are open.

I will go check it out. It may be too early.

The market was open here already and I bought my juice and also my treat for Bunco. It opens at 700AM weekdays. So that's one less thing to deal with. It's only 7:47AM now and too early to start for Coffeyville. I usually go over about 8:15AM because my appointment is at 9:00AM.

I am taking plastic bags for Genesis too. They provide groceries for the poor.

More even later... 

I got over to Coffeyville in plenty of time for my appointment and got it done. Then I got gas and stopped at the post office and bought stamps. I bought a mocha crunch blast for my lunch...not too healthy, I know...but tasty anyhow.

Then later I went to the senior center and played Bunco. I called Marilyn afterward to see how she was and she was very sick She had had her flu shot and got sick to her stomach. She tried to eat something yesterday but lost it. So I did not take her my leftover cake. I will take it to Nancy this evening.

I went to City Hall after I got back home and was going to give blood but my iron was too low and I was deferred. That's the third time I have been deferred.I was able to give the last time but not this time.

More later...I will read awhile then go over to Nancy's and see if Sandy stopped by and helped her with her meds this morning. I had texted Sandy and asked her to do that since I had a 9:00AM appointment this morning.

I went over to Nancy's about 5:30PM and she had a piece of her cake and the cookie I brought her from the Bunco treats. I stayed and visited with her for an hour or so but I was very tired and I came on back home to read again until my bedtime. I left her some sheet protectors for the project she was going through from her mother's things. She had some very old letters she wanted to protect. 

It's 6:48PM now and I will copy this into Keith's blog and go read for awhile. I will probably got to bed earlier then usual because I am so tired for all the day's activity.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tuesday and Nothing Much Going On

I was up shortly before 5:00AM again this morning. I slept restlessly in the early morning. I kept thinking about the mess that it will be when I finally get new carpet..if that ever happens. It may be months...who knows.

I think the answer to all the freight that is backed up in California ports is to start manufacturing everything we need here in America. It would be more expensive in labor but it would sure create jobs. 

It's 5:45AM now and I have finished my breakfast. In a minute I will go turn on the TV and watch "the weather on the 8's". Later, closer to 6:30AM, I will check on the cats. They didn't come last night so they will probably be hungry this morning.

More later... 

I opened the door at 7:00AM and both cats were there waiting for their breakfast. I fed them and when they were gone, I brought in the food again.

I am watching the CBS morning news now and will get back to this later. 

After I watched all the news I wanted, I went over to Nancy's and took her my last piece of coffeecake for her breakfast. Then I stayed until 10:45AM and visited. 

I came home to clean out my file cabinet and shred all the stuff that isn't important to keep. That file cabinet is packed full. 

More later....

I got the top drawer done and will work on the bottom drawer at a later time. It's lunch time and I think I will go eat out. 

I called Nancy and asked her if she wanted to go to the Copan Truck Stop with me for lunch. She was delighted to be asked and agreed to go. We had a nice lunch and even brought french fries home with us to warm up in the skillet.

Then I drove down to Bartlesville and we drove around for an hour or so and looked over the east side of Bartlesville. We enjoyed the tour and then at almost 3:00PM, I took her home. I will go back this evening when it's time for her meds again. Now I will read again and try to finish my mystery book.

More even later...   

I finished the mystery book. I had a hard time putting it down. It was intriguing and I had a hard time figuring it out.. .  

I went over to Nancy's at 6:00PM to make sure she was eating something for supper before I gave her her meds.

I came home at 7:00PM and took my bath and will read until I get sleepy....usually about 9:00PM or 9:30PM. 

Then I will go on to bed. I have my hair appointment tomorrow at 9:00AM and also Bunco afterward at 1:00PM until 3:00PM. I am scheduled to give blood after I get back to Caney. I will need to eat an orange and a couple of Oreo cookies... for the iron.  That worked last time.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday and Laundry

I slept well last night and got up about 5:00AM and stripped my bed and am doing laundry now. I am dressed and ready for the day. The laundry is in the dryer now. If the day is decent, I want to try to get my mums planted today. I haven't see "the weather on the 8's" yet so that will be something for me to check out. That and the cats situation. Scruff did finally come for supper last night.

I am eating my oatmeal now and drinking my Hazelnut coffee. Next I will fix my Chai Latte.

More even later...I want to go watch the weather .

It looks like we are going to have a very nice week. I hope to get my mums planted while it's nice. I will try to use my trowel since I don't have a shovel. I don't know if I can even get them out of the containers they are in. I will give it my best effort. 

The laundry is finished, dried and folded and put away...for another week.

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I got my mums planted in the back flowerbed. I mulched them too.

One less job to do. I hope they do well out there.

I got an appointment on December 2nd to renew my driver's license . It's at 2:40PM. I just about waited too late to get an appointment.

I got home at 2:00PM and began reading.

I have been reading this afternoon. Now I am having to charge  my Kindle again. It's 4:27PM and I plan to have a banana for my supper. Then later, at 6:00PM or so, I will go over to Nancy's and see to her food and her meds. I plan to stay an hour and come back at 7:00PM...bath time. By then the Kindle should be charged and I can read again before bed..

More even later...... 

That's what I did.I saw to Nancy's meds and then came back home in time to take my bath and work a puzzle  finding hidden words.

At 8:18PM I will read until bedtime.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sunday and Church

I slept fairly well last night, I woke up a couple of times in the night and once I took my meds. I got up at 5:00AM as usual,made my bed and dressed and then came into the kitchen and made my coffee cake for the light breakfast at church. It's in the oven now. I will need to watch it and test it periodically. I set the timer wrong and had to reset it so I can't trust the time.

I am having my coffee now. I will eat breakfast at church at 10:00AM.

After the breakfast we will have a business meeting and election of officers for 2022. Then Melissa is supposed to speak in the 11:00AM hour.

The desktop computer was frozen this morning  I had to do a cold reboot. It's still very slow. And it's the only one that prints.

Always something! 

I hope the coffeecake is really done.  It's hard to tell except with a toothpick. I had set the timer for 35 minutes and later realized it was supposed to be 45 minutes. So I set it up another ten minutes. I hope that turns out alright. 

More later.... 

The coffeecake was just fine. I took a piece of it to Nancy for her breakfast and then  gave her her meds.

I sent out letters to all the congregation that didn't make it for the breakfast meeting, business meeting and sermon today. 

I had my hands full of the minutes book and the package with my passport in it  and forgot the coffeecake. So I went out to John and Leslie's this evening and took some to them. I put my passport and other ID in the car so next time I go to Independence, I can make an appointment to get my driver's license renewed. That has to be done by the 2nd of December.

At about 5:00PM I may go over to Nancy's to see that she eats something and give her her evening meds. I want to be back by 6:00PM for the Zoom service from Springfield. I may ask Nancy if she has a shovel I can borrow to plant my mums tomorrow..

Is saw to her eating and gave her her meds and then I came right home. I wanted to watch the Zoom worship service from Springfield but I considered it disappointing. 

It's time for my bath now anyhow. I will take it and read or watch the 60 Minutes program I recorded. Then a little later, I will go on to bed.