Saturday, April 2, 2022

Saturday and a Possible Trip Back to Bartlesville

I slept well last night. I did wake up once in the night but got right back to sleep. It was after 5:00AM when I finally got up, made my bed, and dressed. I opened the front door to take Stephen's envelope over the their side of the duplex last night and it was raining. So I waited until this morning to do that. It's not raining yet but it may rain again today.

When I opened the door to step outside at 5:25 this morning, only one cat was there. It was Scruff. When she was finished, I was going to take the bowl back in and Blondie was there I left it awhile longer  before bringing it in.

I am eating my breakfast in here in the den again. I am not sure I will go back to Bartlesville today. I may just avoid using the game. I hope someone sends me a text today or calls so I can see if the phone is working for either of that. It's strange that I got no spam at all yesterday when I always have some each day.

I will go watch the news now. It's 6:21AM. . 

I tried to text Leslie this morning and the text failed. I tried to call her and I didn't realize she wouldn't be up at 6:30AM and I woke her. She said to take it back to Bartlesville's US Cellular store and I will. I will see if Charlie can tell what is wrong with it. I think they are open at 10:00AM. The text I earlier tried to send to Leslie finally went...some time later.

I charged it this morning. Later it made a sound like I had a text but when I looked there was no text there.  It's 8:33AM now. US Cellular won't open until 10:00AM if it's like the one in Coffeyville. I want to keep the phone if Charlie can figure out what is wrong with it. I'd like the game of solitaire fixed so I can play it if possible. Right now,when I try to open it, it freezes up the entire phone. I would also like to know why it sometimes makes the text noise when there is no text. I got Leslie's text this morning after she finally got mine. That was a first. 

I did go down and get the agent to fix the glitch. She even organized my icons. So, of course, I kept the phone. 

It is 12:03PM now and I am going to eat the rest of my chili for my lunch. 

More even later...after lunch.

I finished off my chili for lunch. That lasted awhile in the freezer and frig.

Tomorrow I will probably eat at "Just Us" after church. Hopefully Phyllis will be there and Carmen and Rick and we will eat there together...unless someone comes up with a better idea.

So far, it's a sunny fair day. I hope that lasts awhile. I am ready for some warm weather.

More later...if it's warm out I may clean the leaves out of my flowerbeds...or read, if it's not.

It was too chilly outside so I read all afternoon.

It's 5:14PM and I am going to watch the news now. I watched the news and read the rest of my latest book.

About 6:00PM Scruff came for her supper. Blondie didn't show up. When she ate and left, I took the food back in the garage and covered it again.

It's 7:07PM now and I am going to take my bath and put my pajamas on and perhaps watch TV for awhile.

I set my yard chair out on the small patio in the back yard and also the glass topped table in front of it.

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM as usual.

It's after 7:00PM, and I will take my bath and I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Friday and Some Time With Leslie

I was up before 5:00AM this morning. I had a hard time getting to sleep last night after tossing and turning for a half hour, I got up and took two melatonin tablets. That did it.  I finally went right to sleep. I only woke up once in the night and I got right back to sleep. I made my bed this morning and got myself ready for the day. I am eating my breakfast in the den.

It's 5:25AM now. Leslie texted me last night and asked me if I wanted to go to Bartlesville with her this morning at 9:30AM. She wants to get a pedicure and wanted to know if I wanted one too. It's been a while since I had one at Happy Feet in Coffeyville and I need to get the grown out toenail's polish off. I get them more often in Spring and Summer when I wear sandals and the toenails show. But it now costs $35.00 and I don't get them as often. I always like to go with Leslie anytime she goes anywhere. Outside of church, it's almost the only time I spend any time with her. She is so busy. 

More later...I want to catch "the weather on the 8's". It' s too early for the cats though at 5:37AM. 

I was wrong..Scruff was out there waiting for me to open the door and check to see if she was out there. No sign of Blondie though. I took Scruff's food out there and she ate awhile and left so I went out to take the food in and she popped back over to the door and ate some more. So I am leaving it out there until I am sure she's full and gone. Poor little thing is as round as she is tall.

I did catch the weather forecast. Today is supposed to be 64 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow is to be 68 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is o be 72 degrees and mostly cloudy, Monday is forecast to be 59 degrees and showers, Tuesday 70 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 64 degrees and mostly cloudy, and Thursday is to be 59 degrees and partly cloudy and windy. I could live without the wind that's for sure..

Leslie picked me up at 9:30AM sharp. We first went into Bartlesville and she bought gas and later washed her car at that wonderful car wash Mr. Clean on Washington Blvd. Then we went to Hobby Lobby where she looked for an appropriate decoration for the Easter service at church. She didn't find anything religious and appropriate so we went to a Chinese restaurant nearby and had lunch. Afterward went by the US Cellular store and we got a new phone for me. The phone was free and Leslie paid the tax on it. Then we went to the nail salon but they were packed. Leslie said she would go back later.

So we came on back to Caney and stopped by Mr. G's and had a small butter pecan flurry. 

When we got to my house, I asked her if she knew how to get the old gas out of that mower. She said she would just take it to the street and dump it over and drain it that way.  In the meantime, she tried it to see if it would start even though the gas was old.  What do you know..after a few tries, it started. 

So she began to mow my yard. After a few rounds, I took it over so she could eat her flurry. In just a couple of rounds she took it back. We alternated to some degree for the rest of the front and some of the west least until she got her flurry eaten. Let's face it! she did most of it! I got the trimmer and trimmed it. I was so grateful.. although I sure didn't intend for her to mow my yard. I was amazed it even started! But when it was done, it looked so much better.

After she left, I raked some leaves out of the hedge. The first nice day, I will get the leaves out of the flowerbed by my front door and out of the hedge.

I was very tired after I got that little bit done.

I checked my mail and I had my bill from the city. I wrote that check and took it up to the city's drop box.

It's 3:32PM now and I have had a big day but a nice one!

 I took a photo of my back yard flowerbed. But had a hard time copying it from my new phone. The second time it worked.

May be an image of flower and outdoors 

When the bedding plants are out, I will add more to it. 

It's 7:15PM and I just finished my bath. I have been reading most of the afternoon. Every time I try to open the games, the new phone has locked up.  Everything locks up. I can't open the camera or the gallery and certainly not the game to play solitaire. I will go back down to Bartlesville tomorrow and check with Charlie and see what the problem is. The only way to get it unfrozen is to reboot it. Also,I have had sounds like a text is coming in, but when I check, there's nothing there.

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM as usual. So I will go back to my reading until then.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Thursday and Lunch With Suzanne

I slept well last night and was up before 5:00AM. I dressed, made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I will run the vacuum cleaner today over the entire apartment and mop the bare floors. That's my regular Thursday duty. 

Suzanne and I will have lunch together at the Copan Restaurant at 1:00PM. She called me last night at 9:00PM and invited me. That will be nice. Since Suzanne and Steve sold the duplex, I have seen very little of Suzanne. She spends a lot of time with her sister who was in a terrible auto accident last year. She had a head injury and has been confused every since. Now a couple of cousins, besides her brother, are helping her with that responsibility.

In just a little while I will fix my breakfast and my coffee.

I have my breakfast now and will eat it, as usual, out here in the den. Scott just texted me this morning with a message. I hadn't heard from him in awhile. Haven't heard from Keith in awhile either. I know the kids have busy, busy lives though. When Keith and Esther move to Germany, I imagine I will need to do the morning texting to let Scott or Leslie know I am fine. Esther always just texts me "Good Morning" every morning at 10:00-10:30 and expects me to text her in return within fifteen minutes or she will call Leslie.

It's 5:35AM now and in a little while I will go check out "the weather on the 8's" and the cats. Scruff came last evening and had supper. I am sure she is about to have kittens. She is so big for a small cat! I hope Blondie doesn't kill them. He is a tom cat and I understand they sometimes do that.

Only Scruff came for breakfast this morning and after she ate, she left, and I just now took the cat food back to the garage and covered it. She didn't eat as much as usual but then she came for supper last night and ate quite a bit then.

It's nearly 7:00AM and soon I will begin mopping and vacuuming.

I got the mopping and vacuuming almost finished. All but the dining room rug. I am exhausted right now. The new vacuum sweeper is very heavy and by the time I get the bedroom, halls, living room, and den done, l am exhausted and need to rest awhile before doing the dining room rug. It's 8:09AM and after I finish, I will read awhile. I charged the Kindle overnight so it is ready to use again.

I will get back to the dining room rug now. I am rested up. 

 It's 10:06AM.

I went out to Dollar General to get a few things and they didn't have any chili powder. I needed the Multi Purpose Solution I soak my contacts in and I didn't think the market would have any so I went to Dollar General. I got everything else on my list and I don't need chili powder yet anyhow so I just paid for the other stuff and came on back home. The next time I go to the market I will get that chili powder....if the have Williams...that's the only kind I ever buy. I still have one serving of the chili I made last week in the frig..I will eat that tomorrow for lunch.

It's almost 11:00AM I will go back to my book for awhile.

Suzanne picked me up at 1:00PM and we drove to Copan Restaurant where we had a very nice lunch besides splitting a piece of coconut cream pie. Then we drove up to Myrtle's Market and walked through that. Suzanne bought a couple of things. I looked around.

Later we went down to the former Baker's another shop where you can rent a booth and sell things you need to get rid of. That's what Myrtle's Market is too...a flea market..but a nice one.

Then she brought me home. She planned to go meet some of her former classmates at 4:00PM. That's one of their regular routines.

When I got home I read until I finished my latest book. I downloaded three more of them.

So, more even later..

It's 8:02PM now and I have taken my bath and put my pajamas on and will read until time to go to bed at 9:00PM.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday and a Hair Appointment

I slept well last night...only woke up once and got right back to sleep until 5:20AM.  It's 6:19AM now and I am having my breakfast. I will leave for Coffeyville at 8:30AM and my hair appointment is at 9:00AM. The wind has played havoc with my hair this week. Luckily, it's very short.

Nancy and I had a good visit yesterday.  I am sure she enjoyed it as much as I did. Next week, I am going to bring her to Caney so she can see the new businesses that are going in the Blackledge building. We did that a couple of months ago and she really enjoyed it. She also wants to go by her bank and withdraw a hundred dollars so she can have some money for when we go eat each week. Dale took her debit card and the cash she had when they put her in assisted living. Her mother's money is probably still in the Caney bank since her cousin Dale pays her utilities out of it and the cost of the assisted living. She may get another debit card too. She is not used to being completely without money or resources. Not that she needs it...

She has worn holes in her house slippers and I have three pair that are still in the plastic bags and I told her I would bring her some new ones next week.I will let her choose. We will see next week which ones she wants.  

It's 6:37AM now and I will go watch "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats .

Both cats came for breakfast and Blondie just ate a little and left but Scruff stayed and ate quite a bit before she left.The side of the dish  where she ate had very little left in it. I took it back in the garage and covered it.

I left for Coffeyville at 8:40AM, got my hair done and went out to get gas at Woodshed and then went out to Walmart to check for Chai Latte. They didn't have any so I came on back home.It was raining hard in Coffeyville but the closer I got to Caney, the less rain. Maybe they got theirs earlier and it went on to Coffeyville.

I notice some of my bulbs are coming up out in the flowerbed in the back. Small bulbs like hyacinths and Tulips primarily. After it warms up more, I will go to the nursery and buy some bedding plants to fill in. 

I will go read awhile now!

About 11:30AM, I decided to go out to Sonic and buy a kid's Wacky Pack for my lunch. It is two nice sized chicken strips and french fries and a tiny Coke. It's available for $2.18 on Wednesdays and actually pretty good..certainly cheap enough. It's their Wednesday special. I've eaten it many Wednesdays over the past couple of years.

Then I came home and got back to my book

It's 1:25PM now and I am still reading. I heard a bunch of noise outside like something falling and looked out there but saw nothing there.Then I thought maybe the noise came from the garage...maybe the broom and rake fell off the hook on the wall out there. But I looked and nothing was wrong in the garage either. So it's a mystery.

I looked out in the yard and it is full of weeds. I'll be glad when it warms up and I can mow. I need to drain that old gas out of the mower but I don't know how to do that. Maybe John will come do it for me when he has some time.

Well,.... back to the book.

I finished the book and it's 6:34PM. I have one more book to read before I have to download another two or three.

In about 30 minutes I will take my bath and put my pajamas on and my robe. I had a banana for my supper ...the last one. A banana is a good supper because it's got a lot of potassium. We all need that.

I've checked a few times but neither of the cats have come for supper. They will probably be here for breakfast tomorrow.

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM. I will clean the apartment tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tuesday and a Visit With Nancy

I slept pretty well last night and although I woke up once in the middle of the night, I took my two meds and did get back to sleep. It's 5:00AM now and I am having my breakfast here in the den as usual. 

About 9:15AM, I will leave for Bartlesville to visit Nancy at the assisted living facility, Green Country Village . I may wash my car while I am down there. They have that great car wash and vacuum there for $6.00. That includes drying it and vacuuming it out too. I think it's called Mr.Clean. It's a block or so south of Price Road on Washington Blvd.

Maybe I can find the Eggbert's down there this time to take her to lunch or even Pies and Such if they are open. Sally said she often eats there. She works at the YMCA there three days a week. 

In a little bit I will go turn on the TV and watch "the weather on the 8's". I saw on my e-mail that we have a wind warning this morning until 10:00AM.

Both Blondie and Scruff came for breakfast this morning. Blondie ate his fill and left but Scruff is still out there eating. Neither of them came for supper last night.  

Scruff finally left and I brought the cat food into the garage and covered it.

I probably won't wash the car. I see rain is forecast for tomorrow.

Today is supposed to be 78 degrees and partly cloudy and windy. Wednesday is to be 61 degrees and showers, Thursday should be 56 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday 65 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday 65 degrees and sunny,  Sunday is forecast for 68 degrees and partly cloudy, and Monday is forecast for 64 degrees and isolated thunderstorms. So there are some changes since yesterday's forecast.

It's 9:08AM and I will soon leave for Bartlesville and Nancy's place in Green Country Village Assisted Living. I shouldn't get there before 10:00AM or she may be in bed, Actually she may be in bed anyhow. She sleeps a lot.

So More Even Later...

Sure enough, she was still in bed. I had her get up and dress and get herself ready for lunch. I took her to Eggbert's there in Bartlesville. We had a very good senior lunch. Then we drove around for awhile and looked over Bartlesville. It was a pretty day but windy. I stayed until 3:00PM. We had a good visit.

I bought a trunk organizer to get the stuff in my trunk organized. It was in today's mail. I had an assortment of sacks and boxes in the trunk with very little rhyme or reason. That trunk organizer made it easy to find everything in there. It's the best investment I've made for awhile and now the trunk is neat as a pin and it's easy to find everything. It's organized.

 It's 7:15PM now. I will go take my bath and put my pajamas on and read until bedtime at 9:00PM.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Monday and Laundry

I slept fairly well last night. I woke up kind of early and couldn't get back to sleep so I just got up rather then just lay there and toss and turn. I got the laundry started early too. I am anxious to see if the dryer works alright today. Maybe I just overloaded it last Monday. I will see today.

I enjoyed my visit with Sally last evening and the show as well. It was a very big day however ..more then usual.

I am having my breakfast here in the den while I blog.

If any cats came for supper last night, they were out of luck.  I went by to pick up Sally at 4:45PM and they seldom come any earlier then 6:00PM. They may be here this morning for breakfast. It's only 5:11AM now and it's way too early to check.

The only thing I have on the agenda today is  the laundry.

I guess I will go check on "the weather on the 8's" and see if anything's changed.

Today is supposed to be 74 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday to be 78 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Wednesday 60 degrees and rainy, Thursday 55 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 63 degrees and mostly cloudy. Saturday showers are forecast and Sunday partly cloudy.

Both cats came for breakfast. Neither had supper here so I imagine they are plenty hungry. 

I have the laundry in the dryer now.It will be interesting to see if everything dries correctly.

The dryer dried everything just fine. I must have overfilled it last Monday when I did the sheets and towels at the same time. Strange..I have always done it that way but that time not everything got dry.  I will try to do two small loads next time I change the bed. 

I will go read awhile now!

I sent Leslie the bulletin for the April 24th service ...hoping she can print it off for me then.

I read until 11:30AM and then I fixed myself a bowl of chili with crackers. I have enough for one more bowl. 

Once again I am charging my Kindle. After reading for several hours, it always needs charging again. 

Tomorrow I will go visit Nancy again. I hope she wants to go eat out somewhere.I am thinking of Dink's Bar-B Q again or maybe Pies and Such.

So more even later.. 

I downloaded Free Avast One on both my computers. Free AVG just didn't work out for me. 

They ended up charging me nearly $100 for a year's protection. I had to complain loudly for them to refund my money to my checking account. I have had free AVG for years on several of my computers and that's the first time that has ever happened.

It's 2:50PM now and I am still waiting for my Kindle to be charged. 

The Kindle was finally charged and I have been reading my latest book. It's 6:03PM now.

In another hour at 7:45PM I will take my bath and at 9:00PM, I will go to bed.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Sunday and Church and Later a Concert

I slept very well last night and I don't recall getting up at all in the night. It was nearly 5:00AM before I got up at all. I certainly got good rest.

I am dressed and am having my breakfast now while I blog.

I will leave for church at 10:00AM even though It doesn't start until 11:00AM. When it is over, I will meet Gay at "Just Us"for lunch and a visit. After that, I will come back home. 

I will go pick Sally up at 4:45PM to go to Bartlesville to the Community Center for a concert. 

It's 5:52AM now and I should go watch "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats.They didn't come last night for supper. It's a little early for them to be here yet. It's usually 6:30AM when I feed them.

More later...It was 6:15AM when Scruff showed up to eat. I didn't see a sign of Blondie. He probably ate at home. But I did see the weather. Today is to be 61 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 72 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday 78 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Wednesday is to be 59 degrees and rain. Thursday is to be 56 degrees and partly cloudy, and Friday 62 degrees and mostly cloudy. It looks like a pretty dreary week.

It's 7:16AM and I have been watching a little TV.  I watch "Hope in the Wild" on Sunday mornings when I think of it. I guess I will read awhile. I won't leave for church until 10:00AM. I am taking four rolls of paper towels with me today. There weren't any there Friday for the dinner after the funeral.

It's 9:10AM  now and I still have the better part of an hour before I leave for church.

So More later... 

I left at 10:00AM and got to church in time to clean up the floor where someone had drug in dirt. I took a wet paper towel to it. Then I turned on the speaker system and later after the service, I left to meet Gay at Cherryvale.

While we were visiting, Rick dropped by and I introduced Gay to him. Later Carmen dropped by too and I introduced her too. I felt better about not sitting with them. Gay had invited me to lunch so I wasn't comfortable including them in our small party.  Kay had us seated at a two person table anyhow.

It's 2:55PM now. Gay and I left the restaurant at 2:00PM.....just as they were ready to close.

After our lunch, I stopped at Miller Brothers in Independence and bought gas and had it filled up. I will be going to Bartlesville this evening for the program at the Community Center there at 5:30PM, I will pick up Sally at 4:45PM. That way we will be a little early. I hate to be right on time for a program even though she has seats reserved for us.

Then I will be going back to Bartlesville on Tuesday to see Nancy. 

Easter Sunday we will have a basket breakfast at 10:00AM. Everyone will bring their favorite breakfast item and we will pool our resources..I will take my coffee cake.

More even later...It's 3:23PM now.

I picked Sally up at 4:45PM and we drove to the community center in Bartlesville to a very clever concert there at 5:30PM. It was very good and we had a very good time and we will possibly do other things from time to time as they come up.  

It is 8:24PM now and I just got home. I will take my bath now and plan to go to bed right after that at 9:00PM.