Saturday, November 27, 2021

Saturday and Back Home

We got home an hour or so ago this evening. We had been gone since Tuesday.  We had a wonderful time visiting and some terrific Thanksgiving dinner! I also enjoyed playing with Sarge, Scott and Ginger's Cowboy Corgi, two year old dog. Scott and Ginger have a beautiful home on five acres. We watched the deer come into their front yard every day and every day Scott made a fire for us in their fireplace.

I also enjoyed visiting with my sons, Keith and Scott, and their wonderful wives, Esther and Ginger, and my grandson, Jerod, and his woman friend, Ruby. Then Friday Ginger's daughter and her significant other and Ginger's 4 year old  granddaughter came and we enjoyed visiting with them too and of course, my son-in-law and daughter drove there from southeast Kansas to Tennessee and took me with them or I couldn't have gone at all.

Ginger also had a wonderful cake baked for mine and Scott's birthdays...his is November 29th  and mine is December 2nd. They also gave me a fitness tracker for my birthday. Ginger's birthday is December 5th and so several of our birthdays are clustered together.  Esther's falls in there too. It is November 14th.

While we were gone Octavia had her puppies but there were only two this time. She usually has from four to eight. John was very anxious to see them.  They were both males. He was tempted to ask us to come back home on Friday.

I have to admit I am very tired and hope to sleep well tonight. I have had my bath and put away my clothes and it is almost 9:00 O' Clock now and I should go on to bed.

We have church tomorrow and I hope to be up to it.

More tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday and Awaiting Thanksgiving

I was up at my usual 5:00AM this morning and made my bed and am ready for Thanksgiving on Thursday. I am dressed and I am eating my breakfast now.  It's nearly 6:00AM. I will go check "the weather on the 8's" now and a little later..the cats. 

More much later.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Monday and Packing

I slept well last night and was up at 5:00AM, as usual. I made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. Today will be pretty busy. I have done my laundry already this morning and am about to put it in the dryer. Later on today I will pack my suitcase for a five day stay at Scott and Ginger's for Thanksgiving. John and Leslie will pick me up in the morning sometime.

This morning around 9:00AM or so, I will go over to Nancy's and take her her apple fritter to eat to be able to take her morning meds. Later on this morning Dale will take her to the Green Country Village Assisted Living in Bartlesville where she will stay for the winter least for the winter months. She really needs to stay there for good. She is so forgetful if she didn't have care she could have another accident and it could be worse then just falling on her front porch stairs. She locks the storm doors as well as the dead bolts so no one could get in to take care of her without breaking in somehow. No matter how many times I have asked her not to lock the storm doors, she does it anyhow.  She just can't remember.

I have had my breakfast now and will go watch the "weather on the 8's" on TV. A little later I will check on the cats too. Scruff was here last evening for her supper but Blondie's owners must have had him in their house.

I watched the weather and it looks like southeast Kansas will be pretty nice. I don't know how the trip weather will be though. 

More later.....

I went over to Nancy's and Dale and Gina were there. She had decided once again she would not go to the Green Country Village Assisted Living retirement home in Bartlesville. Dale wanted  me to come in and try to convince her to go. I talked to her about twenty minutes and finally convinced her. She got dressed and I helped her pack her clothes and her makeup. Gina and Dale put together all the other things she will need including what furniture she can take with her and the towels and sheets and bedspread she will use. I got back home at 11:15AM. They wanted me to go down to Bartlesville and help get her settled in but I just wasn't up to it. 

Besides I have an appointment with Toni at 1:40PM to get my hair done for the week. And I want to eat some of my chicken and noodles that Suzanne brought me for lunch too. I will warm that up in the microwave soon.

I ate some of that chicken and noodles Suzanne brought me yesterday and it was delicious! Nancy ate hers yesterday! She thought it was delicious too!

It's 12:25PM now and my hair appointment is at 1:40PM so I had better get over to Coffeyville. More later....

I got over to Coffeyville in plenty of time. I went out to Walmart and bought a few things I can't get at the Caney Market. Then I went to the hairdresser and got my hair washed and styled. It's clean now for a week.

I dropped by the senior center and left the Bartlesville newspapers I had from Suzanne. They will take them to the animal shelter.

Then I stopped by Sonic and bought a medium cherry limeade slush for something to drink. I got spoiled to those when I worked as a car salesperson back in the day. I worked with five guys and they introduced me to the Sonic cherry limeade slush.

Then I came on back home. I was very tired by then. It's 4:50PM now and I have been reading a little. So far I am not impressed with this book. 

I don't know how early we are leaving tomorrow. I haven't heard.

Leslie texted me we were leaving at 7:00AM so I had better go on to bed. It is 9:00PM now and I want to get some sleep.

I finished the book I was reading.It was alright but not great. I will take my Kindle with me to Tennessee. I can read if I have time. 

But now, I need to get to bed. 

Since I don't have  a laptop I can take with me, I won't be blogging until Saturday or Sunday this week.


Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday and Church

I slept well last night...probably because I didn't go to bed until 10:00PM. I only woke up once to go to the bathroom and I got right back to sleep  And I was up about 6:00AM which is unusual for me. I am having my breakfast now. It's 48 degrees now and it's 6:40AM. 

I will go over to Nancy's about 9:00-9:30AM and take her another apple fritter for her breakfast and see to her meds. Then I should be at church by 10:00AM to run off the bulletins and make sure everything is neat and clean. I have the sermon this morning.

In a little bit I will go turn on "the weather on the 8's" and see what to expect today weather wise. Then I will check on the cats and see if they are ready to eat their breakfast. Only Scruff came to eat yesterday evening.

Both cats came to eat this morning. I have fed them and they are eating now. It is 7:05AM now and I am still waiting for the weather. 

The cats ate and left and I brought their food dishes back into the garage. 

Then I watched the weather. It looks like a pretty nice week except for rain on Wednesday. We will be gone on our trip then though.

I watered the mums out back and the petunias hanging on the hook out front.

More later...I will watch the news now.

I read instead and I went over to Nancy's at 9:00AM and took her an apple fritter for her breakfast as planned and gave her her meds. I left about 9:30AM and went on to the church to get everything ready for the service.

After the service we put together more boxes and bundled them up for Leslie or Melissa to take to the First Baptist Church in Independence tomorrow. 

I stopped in Independence and bought gas at Miller Brothers and I got home from "Just Us" about 2:19PM. 

We will be leaving for Tennessee on Tuesday morning.

When I got home I sent letters out to everyone who was not at church and included the bulletin for the schedule in it.

Suzanne called me mid afternoon and said she had some chicken and noodles for both Nancy and me. She said she would be over in about ten minutes with it.  

As soon as Suzanne left, I took Nancy's over to her while it was still warm and after she ate most of it, I gave her her meds. I put mine in the frig here at home and will probably freeze it until I get back home.

Nancy will be leaving in the morning for Green Country Village Assisted Living.

When I got back home, Scruff was at the front door wanting her dinner.

I will take my bath at 7:00PM and read until bedtime.