Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday and the Ohio State Buckeyes Football Game Against Iowa Hawkeyes

I slept pretty well last night again. I woke up a couple of times but got back to sleep just fine and slept until 5:00AM as usual. I am having my breakfast now. The apartment is clean and the leaves in the back yard have been picked up again and I am going to watch the Ohio State football game at 11:00AM this morning on Fox. That's the plan for the day. After the game I will read again.

More later..I  also want to check on the cats since they both didn't come to eat yesterday...just Scruff. And she didn't eat much!

I checked and neither cat is out there yet this morning. And it's 6:30AM ...their usual time to come.

I haven't seen either of the cats yet but I did catch the week's weather report.

Today is to be 85 degrees and sunny and windy, tomorrow is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Monday will be 70 degrees and thunderstorms, Tuesday is to be 65 degrees and AM clouds and PM sunny, Wednesday is to be 69 degrees and sunny, Thursday is to be 69 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 64 degrees and showers. We can hope for some rain Monday and Friday.

It's almost  7:00AM now but still dark out there. So I won't start my walk until it gets light  out there.

It's 8:04AM now and I will take my walk now. So, more later....

I got back from my walk at 8:34AM. I saw Scruff across the street on State but she didn't come over here at my home for her breakfast. Maybe someone else is feeding her too over there. That's a possibility.It would explain why I don't see the cats every day.

More later...

I went up to Mr. G's after I had another piece of my warmed up pizza and bought a small   butter pecan flurry. 

Then I went through my mail.

I downloaded another book on my new Kindle and read until 11:00AM when I turned on Fox on TV and watched the Ohio State  team play the Iowa State team. Ohio State won handily   54 to 10.

Then I read all afternoon  until 9:00PM when I finally took my bath and put my pajamas on. As soon as I finish this, I will go to bed. It is 9:31PM now.


Friday, October 21, 2022

Friday and Ham and Beans

I slept well last night again and was up at my usual 5:00AM, made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I notice on my phone that the temperature here is 44 degrees this morning. The furnace is running so that must be so. I have it set on 72 degrees.

I don't have a whole lot going today. I got everything that needed done here at the apartment yesterday. I will leave for Coffeyville again about 10:45AM to have lunch at the senior center with Marilyn. They are having ham and beans for $3.00 complete with dessert at 11:30AM today. It's been a long time since I have had ham and beans so I am looking forward to it. Asbury Village, the Assisted Living home there in Coffeyville fixes a meal for seniors once a month and serves it at the senior center. It has been a long while since I attended those dinners.

It's almost 6:00AM so I will go turn on the weather on the TV and check on the cats  too.

It's 6:12AM and the weather has not come on yet since I came in here to watch "the weather  on the 8's" .I opened the door but the cats were not there yet. I will check again in a few minutes. Since I turned on the light when I checked on them, they may be there now.

No, they still were not there.

But the weather forecast did come on. 

Today is to be 86 degrees and mostly sunny, Tomorrow (Saturday) is to be 85 degrees and mostly sunny and windy, Sunday is to be 85 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Monday is to be 70 degrees and rain! Tuesday is to be 58 degrees and rain! Wednesday is to be 66 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 70 degrees and mostly sunny. I certainly hope that rain does occur Monday and Tuesday!

I have checked for the cats three times and they neither one have come for their breakfast and they are usually here by 6:30AM. It's almost 7:00AM now and neither of them are seemingly willing to brave the 45 degree weather for their breakfast. It's 7:00AM now but still dark out there. It will probably be 7:30AM before it's light enough for me to get out there and walk.

Sure enough, it is 7:21AM and finally light enough for me to take my walk. 

I got back from my walk at 7:48AM. It wasn't bad because I had gloves on and there was no wind. It's 7:54AM now.When I got home Scruff was out there looking for her food. There was no sign of Blondie. She ate very little and left. Maybe she will come back and eat more now that I am in the den. 

No, she just ate very little and left and didn't come back.   Oh well...I tried to feed her.

So, more even later....

Sally called me to tell me while she was talking to me yesterday her phone went dead. She had not charged it and she was as surprised as I was that she lost me while we were talking about my trip to Big Cheese. One of the men in her office had an appointment and she had to work for him. She drove her old van but she worries that the transmission may be going out on it. It isn't doing well at all.

I got my mail and once again I got family photos from my niece Carol. I had finally found the first batch she had sent me so I put them in plain sight so I wouldn't lose them again. Then I looked through the first batch again before I looked at the new batch. There were several photos Leslie wanted me to make copies of for Keith and Scott and her. I will do that the first day after Thanksgiving. I will take them to Walgreens and have them duplicated and send them home with the boys and Leslie.

I called Leslie and asked her if she would like to see them this afternoon and she would so we went through them and she told me which ones she would like to have duplicated. Then we took Mini and went up to the Dairy Queen in Independence and got a blizzard and a puppy cup for Mini. Then we drove to the park and looked at the playground....neat as a pin.

Then we looked around downtown at all the Halloween decorations and went into Messengers Furniture and visited with Jim, the manager there. I had known him from selling him ads in the Good News..the area shopper back in the late 90's. She said whenever she went in there he asked about me. He looks much the same....just has white hair now. He said he is 59 now. I didn't tell him how old I am. :) He is younger then all three of my children.

Then we drove back to her house and I came on back home. It's 5:06PM now and I will go watch the news and get back to this later.

I have read awhile and then it was 7:00PM and time for my bath. After that, I put on my winter pajamas and robe. I will finish this evening with reading my Kindle and go to bed at 9:00PM. regular bedtime.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

I slept well again last night and was up at 5:00AM and made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I will clean the apartment this morning, as usual, on Thursdays. But first, before I begin, I will check out the weather and the cats. They both came for supper last night. After I eat and check the weather and the cats, I will start by mopping the bare floors before I vacuum the carpet.

It's only 5:33AM now so it will be awhile before I even think about my walk. I try to do that as soon as it gets light outside.

It's 6:21AM and I just caught the weather forecast. Today is to be 77 degrees and  sunny, Friday is to be 85 degrees and Mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 85 degrees and sunny and windy, Sunday is to be 86 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Monday is to be 71 degrees and rain, Tuesday is to be 64 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 68 degrees and mostly sunny. Well that's one day of rain on Monday ..if it develops at all!

I balanced my checkbook again today. ..and it balanced again.

It's 6:30AM and both cats were out there waiting for me to open the door and bring out their food.I go it out there and they are both eating their breakfasts. 

It's still pitch black out there so it will be awhile before I can take my walk.

So more even later .... It's 37 degrees out there now and those cats ate quickly and evidently went to find some shelter from the cold. There's a vacant house on the corner of Eighth and State across the street and I think all these feral cats I have fed take shelter under that house. It can't be too warm since the house is vacant but at least they can get out of the wind.

I will go bring in that cat food and cover it up.

I took my walk at 7:30AM and got home at 7:54AM. It was a little brisk but there was no wind so my ears were alright.

I will  start my mopping now. It's nearly 8:00AM

I got the floors mopped and the throw rugs in the dryer on "fresh air". As soon as the floors dry I will begin my vacuuming.

Darlene called me back and told me her sister in law, Lloyd's wife, had been talking to members of his family and they want to participate in the service and they have decided to make it a celebration of his life by using the family. One of them will read appropriate scripture and one writes poetry and will use one of her poems, another has a beautiful singing voice and wants to sing at the service and so because of that they want to do the service with family and I think that is an excellent idea.  It will be something they will always remember doing to celebrate Lloyd's life. We did that with my Bob's service and all three of my kids and myself participated and even folks in the audience took part and spoke about their experience with Bob. It was so much more personal and I think they will really enjoy their opportunity for participation. 

I will take it off my calendar.

I got my vacuuming all done except the dining room and I will do that now.

I vacuumed the dining room and now I have to do is dust. I got it all dusted.

Then I tried to call Sally today to ask her to go to Big Cheese with me for lunch but her phone went right to voicemail. So I left her a message and  told her about my plan.I wanted to leave Caney at 11:00 so we would be there when they opened. I didn't hear a word from her so I figured she was not home but I went by her house anyway at 11:00AM and pushed the bell a couple of times answer. So I wrote a note and left it on her door. Still no response. So I went on up by myself, On the way I called Joanne and tried to ask her to go with me but no answer either. So I left her a voicemail. Fifteen minutes later she got back with me and said her tires were all low and Paul told her not to drive it until he could get air put in the tires. I offered to pick her up but she was just getting ready to put a casserole in the oven and it would need to bake for an hour. So, I took a rain check there too. 

I just went on by myself. At 12:30PM while I was on my way back home, Sally called me and very excitedly said "I would love to go to Big Cheese with you! When are you leaving?? I said "Sally, I have been there and eaten already and am on my way back home now". She hung up on me. I tried to reach her again but she ignored my call.

Some days it doesn't even pay to get out of bed.

It's 3:00PM and I think I will just go read. I can't get into any trouble just reading. At least I hope I can't. Tomorrow I will go over to Coffeyville at the senior center and have ham and beans for lunch. I am not even going to try to get anyone to go with me. 

I think I made a serious mistake moving back to Caney. Everyone I knew in the past has either died or moved away. But there's nothing I can do about that now. All my present friends live in Coffeyville...or Nancy at Bartlesville at the Green Country Village Assisted Living there.

More Later...

About 6:15PM. I took my bath and put my winter pajamas and robe on. I turned the furnace down to 74 degrees and if it gets cold tonight, I will turn it up again. I just sleep better cool then hot.

I read for awhile but I just can't get into this book on my new Kindle. It's about a woman who has confessed to a murder she didn't commit, He younger brother did it but she wants to take the fall for it. Kindle Paperwhite but it's an eleventh edition so it's a little larger then my old Paperwhite. It was their abusive father who was killed. The policeman who is investigating it does not believe that she did it so he is digging into it further. There's more to the plot but it isn't easy to follow.

I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM tonight

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday and a Busy Day

This will be another busy day. Again, I slept well and was up shortly before 5:00AM. 

I had a message on the computer on Messenger from Darlene Sanders. Lloyd Avery, was the brother of  Bob Avery who was the brother of Darlene's mother. She is wanting someone to preside over a graveside service for Lloyd who died this spring of Covid. The graveside service will be held the 27th of October at Spring Hill Cemetery where Bob's family, including Bob Avery and my sister, are all buried. Later in the day I will call Darlene and see about meeting with her and getting the arrangements made. I will help her if she wants me to. I have done a number of funerals over the years although it's been quite awhile now since the last one I did.

Later on this morning I will go to Coffeyville for my 8:30AM hair appointment and after that I will go to the Montgomery County Health department and get my third Covid shot at 9:30AM. Then I will take my Coffeyville library books back and drop them in the drop box in the alley there behind the library. Then I will go to the senior center and read my latest book on the new Kindle that Keith sent me. Then this afternoon at 1:00PM, I will play Bunco there at the senior center. I will need to get a treat for that occasion...probably at Walmart there. I ended up finding what I wanted at Country Mart.

Sometime after that, I will try to talk with Darlene while I am at Coffeyville. I will take her phone number with me to Coffeyville. I may want to get some personal information from her about Lloyd for that service. I may also want to get a copy of the obit from her.

More later... 

I found the obit online and printed it off. Depending on what they want in the way of a service I may use it on that Thursday at the graveside.

I opened the front door and both cats were there waiting for their breakfast so I took their food out to them. It's 6:50AM now and I may take my walk after the cats finish their breakfast. It's still dark out there so I will wait until it is light. I want to leave for Coffeyville at 8:00AM and get to my hair appointment by 8:30AM. It will be a busy day. I took the cat food to the garage and covered it after the cats finished eating.

It's barely light out now and it's 7:22AM I don't know if I have time to take my walk or not.I plan to leave for Coffeyville at 8:00AM. I might just barely make it back from the walk.

I did catch the weather forecast. Today is to be 62 degrees and mostly sunny, Tomorrow is to be 77 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 85 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 88 degrees and mostly sunny and windy, Sunday is to be 84 degrees and partly cloudy and windy,Monday is to be 66 degrees and showers, and Tuesday is to be 68 degrees and AM showers.  I sure hope we get that rain! 

More later...  if I am to get my walk done.

I got my walk done and then I left for Coffeyville and my hair appointment and also to take those library books back. Then I went to the Montgomery County Health Department and got my third booster shot for Covid.

I then read for awhile at the senor center and finally all the Bunco players arrived and we ended up having having four tables this time. We had a good time. Afterward I went over to Marilyn's house and visited with her for a couple of hours.

Then I came home. I got back home at 5:40PM.I will check my e-mail and wait to hear from Darlene Sanders' sister-in-law about the graveside services they are wanting me to do on the 27th.of this month.

More Later... 

I never did hear from Phyllis even though Darlene gave her my phone number. I guess she got busy and forgot. Darlene said she thought they had someone lined up to sing a song. And one of them wanted to say some words about Lloyd too.That would be good. That's a personal touch.

I talked to Keith about how to eliminate recording NCIS on the TV. I never checked it but it had been recording that program for ages. I think that is fixed now thanks to Keith. He walked me through the program and  how to get it unchecked so it won't record. I have no interest in a violent TV program.

At 7:00PM, I took my bath and put my winter pajamas and heavy robe on. That will feel good tonight if it doesn't get too warm. If it does, I can always get up and lower the thermostat..

I may go back over to Coffeyville for the ham and bean dinner they are having at 11:30AM on Friday. It is $3.00 for everything they serve including dessert.

I will read until 9:00PM and then go on to bed.  

It's 8:47PM..I guess I will go on to bed.I am very tired!

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Tuesday and Reading

I slept very well again last night and was only up once in the night and then again, I got right back to sleep. I have made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I don't have a plan for today except just take my walk and read...unless something unforeseen comes up. 

I am having my breakfast and have just balanced my checkbook and scheduled my Cox payment. I notice I had a small service charge on my savings account. Later after they open, I will call and check that out. I don't know what that is about. I haven't made any transactions on that account. I plan to try to build up a savings account again at $100. a month as long as I can. I need to get that account built up again. I never know when I will need an emergency fund. Lord only knows I needed one this year with all those emergencies.

I transferred the $100 I planned for this month this morning and the service charge disappeared.  Evidently it was because I had less then $ that savings account. That mystery is solved.

It's 5:58AM so I have awhile until time for my walk. I will go check out the weather forecast and the cats in a little while.

More later... I opened the door to check out the cats and they were both there waiting for their breakfast. So, I fed them and when they finished, I brought the cat food back into the garage and covered it.

I am waiting for the weather forecast now. It's 32 degrees out there now. That's pretty cold for my walk. I will bundle up and find my gloves too. My ears will be pretty cold. I don't have earmuffs or a hat that would cover my ears. I do have a hood on my jacket. I may have to use it this morning. It's still 32 degrees out there. It's getting light now and I will bundle up for my walk.

I caught the weather forecast. Today is to be 51 degrees and sunny, Tomorrow is to be 62 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 76 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 84 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 82 degrees and mostly sunny and windy, Monday is to be 72 degrees and showers!!! I hope that rain develops. We can sure use it!

More later...

As soon as it was light, I decided to take my walk.It was still 32 degrees out there so I looked through all my coat pockets for gloves but didn't find any. Then I went through  the drawers of my dresser and found four pair...all different colors. That took care of the hands but I didn't have any ear muffs so I just decided to tough it out anyhow. It wasn't bad because there was no wind so I will need to find some ear muffs if I am going to walk all winter. I left here shortly after 7:30AM and got back shortly before 8:00AM. Needless to say, I walked briskly. The next time I go to Walmart, I will look for some ear muffs. I will need them for days when there is wind.

More Later..I will check out the news..

I did check out the news and then I read all afternoon and finished my last Coffeyville library book library book. I will return those I got at the Coffeyville library tomorrow while I am in Coffeyville for my hair appointment, the third Booster shot at the Board of Health and the game of Bunco at the senior center. It will be a busy day.

At 5:00PM, I just couldn't handle another peanut butter and jelly sandwich so I went out to Eggbert's and had their chicken salad with a muffin and fruit. It's always good and I had it with sweet tea. Now I am full.

When I got back from the restaurant both cats were back at the front door wanting their supper. I took it out for them and when they finished eating I brought the cat dish back in the garage and covered it again.

It's time for the CBS news so I will check that out now.

I watched the CBS Evening News and then it was 7:00PM so I took my bath and am charging my phone now.

It is 7:29PM now and I guess I will go watch TV again or read the mystery I downloaded on the new Kindle until time to go to bed at 9:00PM..

Monday, October 17, 2022

Monday and A Trip to Visit Nancy

I slept well again last night and only woke up once and got right back to sleep afterward. I am hoping my sleepless nights are over.

I am doing some laundry this morning...primarily towels, pajamas and underwear. It's almost 6:00AM now and soon I will go check out the weather forecast  and the cats. Scruff came last evening for some supper. I didn't see Blondie last night although Scruff ate well.

More Later...

Scruff is the only cat that came for breakfast this morning. She is eating but looking out for Blondie.

I also caught the weather forecast. Today we are under a freeze warning and it's only the middle of October. Today though is supposed to be 59 degrees and sunny.Tomorrow is to be 71 degrees and sunny, Wednesday is to be 63 degrees and sunny, Thursday is forecast for 76 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 83 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 84 degrees and sunny and windy, Sunday is supposed to be 82 degrees and mostly cloudy and windy. That's the rain again.

I took  my walk about 7:30AM and was back home in 20 minutes. It was brisk out there but I had my jacket on and was comfortable. After I came back from my walk, Blondie was waiting me to bring him his breakfast.So I did that. After he finished, I took that cat bowl back to the garage and covered it.

I got my laundry finished and folded and put away. Tomorrow is Tuesday and it should be a lighter day. I will stay home and get some stuff done. 

I got down to see Nancy by 10:15AM and got her out of bed and encouraged her to get dressed so we could go to lunch. 

We went to the Copan Restaurant and had hamburgers and split some french fries. Nancy had coffee and I had iced tea to drink. 

While we were there an older man fainted and his son worked hard to get him to stay awake. The son prevailed and wanted to take his dad to the hospital but the older man refused to go there. They finally had someone bring a wheel chair and several husky men loaded him up into that and took him home (or to the hospital against his will). The entire staff was afraid he was going to die right there before them. It was quite a bit of excitement. After they left, the staff washed and mopped the floor and wiped that water up with paper towels. I don't know what they had to clean up but it was something from one area or another.

After that I took Nancy back home. It was a beautiful day and she was delighted to get out of the assisted living for awhile.  We went by the place I had donated bob's clothing after he passed away. Nancy has gained quite a bit of weight and is having trouble fitting into her clothes. But while were there, she got shaky and weak and instead, I took her back to the assisted living where they could take her blood pressure. It turned out she drinks way too much coffee and it dehydrates her. I got her several glasses of water and after she drank some of that she felt a lot better. Seems she doesn't drink much water but drinks a lot of  coffee. I stayed an hour or so just to make sure she was going to be alright. 

Then I came back home and put away my laundry. When I checked my mail I had received the new Kindle that Keith had sent me. I attempted to register it but it was way too complicated for me...nothing as easy as my old Kindle. I called Amazon and one of the service people walked me through it. It took some time though. But it is very nice and an 11th series of a Paperwhite Kindle. I wish I had a cover that would fit it but it is larger then the other two I have had that Cyndi had given me covers for. It is 8:26PM now and I will take my bath. 

David had texted everyone that Wednesday was to be Bunco at the senior center. My hair appointment is at 9:00AM on Wednesday and I have an  9:30 appointment at the Board of Health for my third booster shot for Covid. Then I will return my Coffeyville library books. II will take my new Kindle to read another book. I  have read both of the Coffeyville Library books. Eventually I will go to the senior center for 1:00 o'clock Bunco.

More later..after my bath. It's going on  9:00PM now. Soon it will be my bedtime.


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Sunday and Church

I slept very well last night. I woke up once or twice but managed to get right back to sleep. I was up at 5:30AM and dressed and got myself ready for church. I am the speaker today and I am very unsure about my remarks. The theme is from Jeremiah 31: 27-34 and I have never been too keen on speaking from the Old Testament. I prefer the New Testament. But the World Church chooses the themes and I just have to go with it. I have wrestled with it for a few weeks. All four of us have had to deal with Jeremiah this past month. Melissa will have it to do next week. 

I have just finished my breakfast and put the bowl from my oatmeal in the sink to soak. It's 6:30AM now and I imagine the cats are out there hungry for their breakfasts. I had better go check them out and also check out the weather for the week.

So more later...

Both cats were out there for their breakfast so I took their food out there and they are eating now. 

I am still waiting for "the weather on the 8's" to come on now. It's 6:46AM now and it's very dark out there. I think it may have rained a little...but very little. The sidewalk was a little wet.

The cats ate quickly and left. I put away their food and just as I got back in the house the weather came on. 

Today is to be 74 degrees and  cloudy, Tomorrow will be 61 degrees and sunny, Tuesday will be 52 degrees and  sunny, Wednesday is to be 61 degrees and sunny, Thursday is to be 75 degrees and partly cloudy, and Friday should be 82 degrees and sunny and Saturday is to be 82 degrees and sunny. No rain in the forecast this next week....just cooler weather. Darn!

I took my walk at 7:26AM and got back home at 7:48AM. It's 8:02AM now. 

It's nearly 9:00AM now and I am leaving for church,

More after lunch!

We had a very small congregation today. Afterward Phyllis and I went with John and Leslie to a pizza place in Coffeyville. They had a great business but the two pieces of pizza Phyllis and I had were cold and their ice machine wasn't working and we only had two small pieces of ice in our drink. I wasn't impressed.

I got home about 1:30PM and will read this afternoon if the Chief''s football  game isn't on. I will check that out before I read.

I read for awhile but then I watched the Chiefs/Bills game. They were tied after each quarter. They are tied now in the fourth quarter. I understand from Alexia that the Bills won by three points. That's a shame. .When I worked at KGGF selling adverting, I always sold the sports package and the Chiefs were the football team in the package.The baseball team in that package was the Royals.

I don't know how it turned out. I stated watching the Mission Center  service.

I will go take my bath in a few minutes and put my pajamas on and my duster. I will read until my bedtime at 9:00PM.