Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday and Light Snow

It will be interesting to see if we actually get snow today or tonight. It's 24 degrees and cloudy according to my desktop computer. 

I slept well last night and only woke up once. Then I got right back to sleep and interesting enough, I slept until after 6:00AM. I didn't do anything much yesterday and yet I slept later.

I didn't get the dusting done yesterday so I will do it today. I was determined to get that puzzle finished and I read too. I think the only time I went out of the house yesterday was to check the mail and feed the cats. Speaking of cats, I think I heard them outside quarreling. Maybe I had better go check them out and get back to this later.

Sure enough Blondie was slapping Scruff in the face. I bawled him out and took their food out there for their breakfast. I am eating my oatmeal now myself.

I will go watch "the weather on the 8's" when I finish it. It is very brisk out there at 24 degrees so they probably won't  be out there long.

I am leaving the blinds closed today to keep the outside cold air out of the apartment as much as possible.

I am trying some new in my Keurig. I found it at Walmart last week.  It is  called Mocha Latte and it's for a Keurig but made by Gevalia. It appears to be a cross between cocoa and coffee. You pour dry the dry Mocha Latte into your cup and then start your coffee pouring on top of it. It foams and is an espresso type coffee...quite tasty and different. I bought a big box of it for something different. I have a cup of Hazelnut coffee and then fix this espresso type latte for my second cup. It was founded in Cavla, Sweden.  

More later..I will go check on the cats and turn on the TV. 

I haven't seen "the weather on the 8's" yet but I did get the latest puzzle broken up and put in the box. 

The cats ate quickly ad made themselves scarce. They must have found shelter from the cold somewhere....I hope. I don't want them in my garage climbing all over my car.

Back to the weather channel now.

They are still forecasting afternoon snow showers and weather up in the 50's again later next week.

I have everything done except for the dusting and putting the vacuum sweeper back together again. I cleaned it up again yesterday and washed the filters. 

More later... 

I got the vacuum cleaner put back together and began a new book. I am considering eating out again at Copan instead of eating another frozen meal. However it looks like the wind is blowing very hard and it looks cold too. I haven't been out yet and it's 10:50AM. My desktop computer says it is 25 degrees out and still cloudy. I'll make up my mind later.

I see it's just now beginning to snow and maybe a frozen chicken pot pie sounds better all the time. It still some time until noon so I can make that decision later....closer to noon.

It's snowing a little harder now and it is 12:21PM. I have been reading my latest book and I have decided  to just have one of my chicken pot pies for lunch. It's way too cold to get out there today. Sometime this afternoon I will have to brave the elements to go to Dollar General and get a couple of things. I will see how the afternoon goes. I still have to dust the place.

Those Schwan's chicken pot pies are pretty good....especially if you don't have to eat them every day.

It's 4:06PM and I have read  most of the afternoon. I still haven't made it to Dollar General. I may just go out to Sonic and get a cherry limeade slush. I can wait awhile to get Kleenex and cat food. I just need to get out of the house for awhile. It's barely snowing if at all now.

It appears the desktop computer just died.I had an error message about the hard drive. I turned it off since that was the only thing I could do and it appears it may be trying to come back. No, I have a completely white screen. It is trying to come back up. It's the only computer that works with the printer so I hope it can make it back up. Now my Firefox is working and my blog is back up. Hopefully the error message was just that.

I went out to Sonic and bought a cherry limeade slush  and after that. I went to Dollar general to get several thongs I needed from there..Kleenex, all purpose solution for my contacts and cat food.

The snow appears to have stopped and we just have  alight covering on the ground. I did bring in my yard chair and the glass topped table that sets out there near the back door.

More even later... 

It's taken all day to get this much snow. It's definitely a light snow.

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 More later...

I took my bath at 7:00PM and read until 9:29PM when I intend to go to bed.

I'm not sure that's the end of the snow....maybe tonight it will snow more.

But it's after 9:30PM and I am going to bed.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Friday and Finishing Cleaning

I slept pretty well last night and it was almost 6:00AM before I got up and got myself ready for the day. I see we are under a winter weather advisory until 6:00PM tomorrow evening. I know we are supposed to get snow tomorrow. That has been forecast all week. I see by the desktop computer that it is 35 degrees and partly cloudy. It is 6:36AM now. I intend to finish my cleaning today by vacuuming the living  room and dining room and dusting.

Right now I will  go watch "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats. I will get back to this later.

I watched the weather and then started another puzzle.I have been working on it all morning and am now fixing a frozen dinner for my lunch.

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It took me all day but I got this one finished.  It is 5:37 PM now.

More later...I want to watch the CBS news.

I watched the news and then took apart the puzzle and put it back in it's box.

Scruff came for supper but I didn't see anything of Blondie. He must have eaten at home.

I read all evening until I finished my book and then it was 9:45PM and I need to take my bath and get ready for bed. It's later then I usually stay up. I don't know if the snow has begun yet or not. I can hear the wind out there though.

I will get my bath and go on to bed now.



Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

I slept well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM, made my bed and got myself ready for the day.  The desktop computer says the temperature is 34 degrees outside. Maybe it will warm up a bit later in the day.

I will begin my cleaning after I eat my breakfast and watch "the weather on the 8's". A little bit later I will check on the cats. It's pretty cold out there for those woolly little creatures to wait very long. In winter, they eat very fast and then leave to look for someplace warmer to stay out of the cold.

I checked on the cats about 6:30AM and only Blondie was there. So I put out the double dish with the food. He ate his fill and left.  I was thinking about bringing in the dish and I looked up and only Scruff was there eating. So I left the food out until she was finished. I will take it back in the garage when she leaves.

I saw the weather report and it appears it may get up to 60 degrees later today. Saturday it is supposed to snow.  This is certainly Kansas. If you don't like the weather, wait a minute.

After the CBS news is over, I will start my cleaning.

For now...more later....

Instead, I tore that puzzle down and got another one out and started it. Now it's lunch time and I will fix a frozen dinner. Then I will start my cleaning. First I will mop the bare floors and then I will vacuum the bedroom and den. Tomorrow I will do the living room vacuuming and the dining room rug. If I don't empty and clean up the sweeper after the first day's vacuuming. It will shut it down. That's why I am doing my cleaning over two days instead of just Thursdays. 

More later ...I need to eat some lunch. The Schwan's man came as I was cooking a frozen meal in the microwave. 

If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all. I  reached into the freezer to put away my chicken pot pies and the bracelet on my new Runmifit broke right where the charger fits into the bracelet. I can't get it out and even if I could, the place where it charges is still in the bracelet. I just got it from Ginger and Scott on Thanksgiving when we were down there and it was a birthday gift. I am just sick about it. I have only had it two months.

More later....  

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I worked on this one nearly all day. It's one of the puzzles Carol,my niece, sent me.  I did spend part of the afternoon mopping my bare floors and vacuuming the bedroom, hall and den. Then I cleaned up the vacuum sweeper and will do the living room and dining room tomorrow and dust.

More's time for the CBS news. ....5:30PM  

I watched CBS news and then read awhile on my newest book. Now it's 7:18PM and I have just had my bath. I will go back to my book in a little while.I will probably go to bed sometime between 9:00PM and 10:00PM.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wednesday and a Hair Appointment

I slept very well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. I made my bed and got myself ready for the day. My hair appointment is at 9:00AM so I will need to leave here by 8:30, run by the bank for a withdrawal and a new check register and get to my hair appointment. Afterward I will come on back home. I don't think there's anything going on at the senior center today. I will call Janet and check with her though before I come on back home.

If there is, I am in the middle of a new book so I may take the Kindle with me.

I am eating my breakfast now.

It's 6:30AM now and I will go check on "the weather on the 8's" and the cats. They didn't come for supper so they may be extra hungry this morning. 

Well, I was right. I opened the door and they were both there waiting for their breakfast. I took their food out to the front doorway and they dug in hungrily. 

More later...It's 7:02AM now.  And according to the desktop computer it is 33degrees out there, The cats ate as much as they could as quickly as they could and left to find shelter from the cold. I took the cat food back to the garage and covered it.At 8:00AM, I left for Coffeyville. First I went to the bank and got some money for the week. I called the senior center to make sure there wasn't game day in the afternoon and Janet called me back to tell me there wasn't anything going on after exercises. 

I stopped at the US Cellular store there to see if I could learn what was wrong with my camera but they only had three people working there and they were all busy.I waited about 40 minutes and finally just gave up..So I came on back home.

More later... 

After I got home from Coffeyville  I read for awhile and then worked on my latest puzzle. When I finished it, I attempted to take a photo of it but the camera was taking a fuzzy photo. I tried several times but it would not clear up. Finally I decided to go to Bartlesville's US Cellular Store and see if they could fix it.It took Charlie about ten minutes to get it fixed.

So then I took this photo.

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See, it's perfectly clear.

More later... 

I spent the evening reading my latest book until I finished it. I downloaded another one to read tomorrow.I also want to put away the puzzle  I finished today..the one in the photo above.

I took my bath at 7:00PM and read until 9:16PM. Then I have prepared to go to bed.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Tuesday and a Trip to see Nancy

I had an aggravating evening last night trying to get my phone off of "selfie" and back to regular camera. I did everything Leslie and John suggested but nothing worked. The icon Leslie told me about on her phone was not on mine.  The icon John told me about just turned on the flash. I finally stumbled onto the answer but then I couldn't figure out what I had done. I know I went to my "gallery" and from there was able to take pictures again and when I went back to the home page, it was back on regular  "camera".  I don't use "selfie" and don't even know how it got turned on the phone originally.

I woke up in the night still frustrated with the phone and couldn't get back to sleep so I just got up.

I guess I will still go down to see Nancy at 10:00AM. I don't know if David, her son, is still here or not but if he is I don't want to interrupt his visit with her. I guess I will check the "sign in" page and see if he has come lately. Dale, her cousin, said he had been here a week and had gone down to Bartlesville to see her every day. 

It's after 4:28AM now and I may go back to bed in hopes of getting some more sleep. 

It's 5:24AM and I just decided to stay up. That's past my regular rising from bedtime anyhow.  I will turn on "the weather on the 8's" and see what the forecast is for our area. The desktop computer says it is 31 degrees. So I will see what the weather channel says.

So More later... 

I watched the weather and it appears it will be a rather mild week.

Both cats came for breakfast and I fed them. When they finished and were gone I brought the leftover cat food back into the garage. 

Then I picked up my book and read for awhile. Finally I took up the finished puzzle and got another one out and laid out the borders. I worked on that one for a couple of hours and then noticed it was time to leave for Bartlesville and my visit with Nancy and Mary. This time Joyce was there too so I visited with all three of them. They wanted me to stay for lunch again but I wanted to get back home. I told them I would eat with them next week.

I came home and went to Sonic where I bought a Reese's blast for my lunch. I wasn't really in the mood for a sandwich or any other type of meal.

I got another letter back from those I sent out just before Christmas. Probably another classmate passed away.

More later....

I worked on the latest puzzle for a couple of hours and finally just went in and took my bath at 7:00PM. I will read some more on my latest detective story. I see the Kindle is charged again. I was up so early this morning I will probably go to bed a little earlier tonight. I think about 9:00PM or so. Neither of the cats came for supper this evening. I checked out front a couple of times. They will probably be here early tomorrow. I have a 9:00AM hair appointment in Coffeyville tomorrow in Coffeyville so they had better be early.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Monday and Laundry

I slept very well last night...didn't wake up even once...and no coughing at all. I feel much better fact...100%. I stripped my bed and remade it and am washing sheets and towels, socks and underwear. The laundry is ready to go into the dryer now so I will do that and be back here in a minute.

o.k The laundry is in the dryer now and I am back to the blog. I see it's 16 degrees this morning....colder then yesterday that's for sure. I am eating my breakfast now and drinking my coffee. In a little while I will turn on the TV for "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats. As cold as it is, they may be seeking shelter somewhere instead of coming here for their breakfast. They were here for supper last night.

Both cats were out there waiting for their breakfast. I took it out and will give them some time to eat  before bringing it back in. They both ate from the double dish and left to try to find shelter. I brought the food back in the garage.

I got the laundry out of the dryer, folded and put away for another week. 

I guess I'll go watch the CBS news and read for awhile. Its 19 degrees here and not warming up much..if at all.

I read in my latest book for awhile and then had another breakfast bar. For some reason I was still hungry. I also made a small order from Schwans for Thursday.  I needed some chicken pot pies and ice cream bars. They are both pretty expensive but I hadn't seen anything like them at the market so I ordered them anyhow. 

At lunchtime I went out to Eggbert's and ordered their senior chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans and sweet tea.It was on their senior menu for $9.00 plus tax with the iced tea. It was very good and I am very full.

So more even later..I will work on the puzzle again. 

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Another of Carol's puzzles finished! One piece missing in the border on the lower right side. But thank you, Carol!

I'm going to go watch the CBS news now.  I will get back to this later.

I watched the news and then worked on my puzzle until I got it finished.

Then I wanted to take another photo of the finished puzzle but the photo was on "selfie" and no matter what I tried I couldn't get it off of "selfie". Leslie tried to help me and so did John but there was no icon like the one Leslie's phone had and when I looked for the one John told me about, it was the flash icon. I tried it anyhow but it didn't change back to the photo system. It just went to "flash". 

I will stop in Bartlesville tomorrow at the US Cellular store and have them show me how to get rid of the "selfie" option. I never take selfies and don't even need the option. But I do need to get out of that option to use the camera.

At 7:00PM I took my bath and will read until I get sleepy. 

I went to bed shortly after 9:00PM. 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday and a Terrible Cough

I woke up at 11:00PM with a terrible cough. I coughed constantly until I finally got up and took my temperature at 2:00AM. problem except I couldn't stop coughing when I was lying down and I was developing a sore throat from it. I had some zink lozenges so I took one and sucked on it until I stopped coughing until it was gone and then the cough resumed.  So I took another one. That worked for awhile but when I lay back down the cough resumed again. So at 3:00AM, I got up. Whatever it is can not tolerate my lying down. I looked but could not find any cough syrup. I had some dated 2017 but I lived on Catalina when I had it and it expired in 2018 so I didn't want to take it. I will throw it away. 

I have been up and at the desktop computer for 14 minutes and still no coughing. I attempted to use the laptop computer but it couldn't find the server so I rebooted it. It seems to have found it now. I don't know what the coughing is about but I have no temperature and I don't have any other symptoms so I don't know whether to plan to go to church or not. I will make that decision later this morning. The coughing when I am lying down seems to be my only symptom. 

I may try to go back to bed. If I don't get some more sleep I will be wiped out tomorrow.

Always something. More later...

I did go back to bed but about 5:00AM, I started coughing again and my throat got very I just got up and got myself ready for the day. I am exhausted but right now, I am not coughing. I will make myself a hot coffee and that may help. Oatmeal may help too. I will play it by ear about going to church. If I don't start coughing again, I may plan to go. I really don't want to miss. I don't have a temperature. I believe Johnna is the speaker this morning.

I am having my breakfast now. Maybe that will help me feel better.

I will go check "the weather on the 8's" in a few minutes. And I really need to check on the cats in a little while too.

So, more later... 

First Scruff was out there and when I took the food out, Blondie came over too. So they are both eating. I don't know where they are finding water. It freezes as soon as I put it out.It is 35 degrees out there this morning.

More later... I still want to watch the local weather forecast.....
I watched the weather and then
Leslie contacted me and said we were cancelling church again because the Montgomery County hospitals were full again. Melissa agreed. She contacted Johnna and the rest of the congregation to tell them. She suggested we all watch "Beyond the Walls"

I watched the movie "All the President's Men" this morning. It had been  awhile since I had watched it. 

Then I turned on "Beyond the Walls" to watch the church service.

It was as usual, wonderful!

Then I watched 60Minutes and read until time for my bath at 7:00PM. After that I watched the segment from last week on the Richie Boys....a group of German Jews who immigrated to America from Germany during Hitler's reign and became spies and learned to interrogate German prisoners of war and helped prepare German war criminals for prosecution at Neuranburg.. I had seen it once before but it was so fascinating, I wanted to watch it again.

I also started another puzzle. It's going to be a hard one! I am getting ready to read again until 9:00PM or so. I hope I don't have another night of coughing like last night or I may have to sleep in the recliner. I had a terrible night of sleep last night.