Saturday, November 12, 2022

Saturday and Dusting

I slept pretty well last night and was only up once or twice in the night and then was able to get right back to sleep alright. Once was to take my meds and the other was to go to the bathroom. I drank too much water yesterday and that's unusual. I generally don't drink enough water. I don't particularly like water and I never drink Caney's water. It has a couple of chemicals in it we don't need to drink. We get a notice about it the first of every year. So I buy water...usually flavored water. 

As usual, I am having my breakfast here in the den. It's only 5:40AM and I haven't even got myself ready for the day yet. I am dressed but not made up yet. I did make my bed and even changed out my purse for a different one. The one I have been carrying is a little worn and larger then I like.

I am having my coffee now and will soon fix my Chai Latte..after I get my face made up.

O.K. My face is made up now and I almost look human. :)

Both cats came for breakfast and I fed them. I believe they are finished now and soon I will bring the food back in the garage and cover it up. 

Now I am waiting for the weather and I will record the CBS news.

As soon and the CBS news is recorded, I will watch it. I am hoping the weather forecast will come on at 6:48AM. did...

Today will be 43 degrees and sunny, tomorrow will be 49 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday will be 47 degrees and PM showers, Tuesday is to be 43 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 43 degrees and partly cloudy,  Thursday will be 46 degrees and mostly sunny,  Friday is to be 39 degrees and partly cloudy. It looks like Monday has the only chance of rain. And I go down to see Nancy in Bartlesville on Mondays.

More later...   

It's 7:15AM now and 24 degrees out there. 

I have been watching the recorded CBS news. I like to edit out commercials. That's why I record it. They bore me to death and aggravate me with the money they spend doing the advertising that increases the cost of meds. Them and the car dealerships....aggravating!

It's 8:42AM now and I am waiting to see if it's going to warm up any.  It's 27 degrees out there this morning. I didn't take my walk this morning.It was way too cold.

If I am going to dust, I had better get to it!...

Well I got my dusting done, finally. I may go out to the Copan Restaurant and have usual small salad.Thursday I had lunch at Eggbert's and if I want a change it will have to be the Copan Restaurant. Sometimes I just have  a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but I am not in the humor for that today. It's not even noon yet so I have awhile to consider it. It's only 10:46AM

More Later...

I called Sally and asked her if she wanted to go to Copan Restaurant with me for lunch and she wanted to do that. So I picked her up and we went to Copan for homemade vegetable soup. It was very good. I had never had it before. I had mine with iced tea.

We decided to leave tomorrow evening at 6:00PM instead of 6:30PM for our concert. We thought we might find a parking place at the Community Center easier if we got there earlier. So I will pick her up at 6:00PM for the  concert. The doors open at 7:00PM and the concert doesn't start until 7:30PM. But we can visit while we wait.

Scott called me about the Ohio State/Indiana football game this afternoon and I watched it. Ohio State ran away with the game 57 to 13.  Then I watched the Michigan/Nebraska football game.  I wanted to see how well Michigan would play since they will play Ohio State the day after Thanksgiving. Michigan beat the Nebraska team badly. I think the score was 28 to 3.

I took my bath at 6:00PM and will read until 9:00PM when I plan to go to bed.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Friday and a Free Day

I slept fairly well last night and was awake a couple of times. But I got back to sleep each time. I woke up at my usual 5:00AM and was lying there trying to decide whether to get up or not when the doorbell rang. I got out of bed...still in my pajamas.. and grabbed my flashlight and went to the living room and opened the front door. There was no one there. I closed and locked the door and opened the dining room blind a bit to see if Stephen's car was in the drive. It wasn't... so I went back in the bedroom and made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. The doorbell is still a mystery.

The only thing on the agenda today is to dust the apartment. I believe it rained last night but I am not sure. I will check when I open the door to check on the cats. When I fed them last evening, the sidewalk and drive were just a little wet. It's 5:54AM now.

I guess I will go turn on the TV for the forecast now.

More later..

I just missed the forecast. Hopefully they will show it again after 6:48AM.

Both cats came for their breakfasts and I took it out in front of the door where I could watch them eat. Scruff is very big.I wonder if she is pregnant or if she has just been eating a lot of birds and the food I put out for them way of knowing unless someday she brings some kittens too.

They appear to be gone now. I will wait awhile to bring the food back into the garage. Sometimes Scruff will come back to eat some more if I decide to bring it in.

More later.....  

Sure enough the weather did come on again.

Today is to be 44 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 45 degrees and sunny,  Sunday is to be 51 degrees partly cloudy and Monday is to be 46 degrees and PM showers, Tuesday is to be 43 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 43 degrees and partly cloudy. Thursday is to be 47 degrees  and mostly sunny. So rain on Monday and that's about it. 

It's 33 degrees here now at 6:58AM. Pretty chilly for my walk. I guess I'll bundle up and take it anyway.

At 33 degrees that was a pretty brisk walk. Luckily I had a warm jacket and  gloves but my ears were cold and there was a brisk breeze. I may not be able to continue all winter but I will play it by ear. I know the walk is good for me. It's only 12 blocks.I got back at 7:28AM.I noticed on my walk that there was water standing next to the curbs so it must have rained last night.

It has not been a free day after all. I spent the afternoon printing 3 more directories for the church. Some of the information had changed and so I had to do it twice. It became a huge job and it is 2:56PM now and I have just finished. It has taken me almost three hours to get everything in it right. I hope it is correct now.

I am going to dust tomorrow.I am way too tired to do it today. I am just going to go back to my latest book and read.

More later...


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning Day

I slept very well last night and didn't wake up once until nearly sleep I have had in weeks..perhaps months. I feel very rested and have made my bed, dressed, and got myself ready for the day.

Today, after I have my breakfast and watched the news and the weather, I will check on the cats and later if it isn't raining, I will take my walk as soon as it's light out.

The only thing I have on the agenda today is to clean the apartment. Thursday is a good day for that. I may check later and see if Sally wants to go eat lunch at Eggbert's at noon. 

Right now I will go turn on the weather and the news. 

So More Later... 

I turned on the TV in time to catch "the weather on the 8's" and both cats were there when I opened the door. So I took their food out for them and they are eating hungrily now.

And here's the weather forecast:Today will be 71 degrees and thunderstorms,  Friday will be 45 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday will be 44 degrees and sunny, Sunday will be 50 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday will be 44 degrees and PM rain and snow, Tuesday will be 44 degrees and mostly cloudy, Wednesday will be 45 degrees and partly cloudy. I doubt we will get any snow on Monday but we may get rain today and Monday.  

More later... 

The cats are finished and gone now so I will get the cat food back in the garage.

I probably won't get to do my walk today. The weather report says it's supposed to be thunderstorms. I have been watching the CBS news. I am not fond of Gail. The others are alright. I need to begin mopping the bare floors.

More Later ....

It's 7:45AM and not raining yet. Before I begin my housework, I am going to take my walk. I will take my umbrella just in case.

I met those same three women I see every once in a while. They walk too but not on a regular basis. They too were trying to beat the rain that is forecast. So far I see nothing of it. The sun is shining now and there is a breeze.

It's 8:09AM and I did get my walk done. It still isn't raining  yet but it is forecast for today. 

More even later...Now I'd better get going on my mopping!

I got the bare floors all mopped and I will wait awhile to do the vacuuming until the floors dry.

I got all the vacuuming finished and will rest now. I think I will dust tomorrow. I have nothing else going tomorrow. And I am very tired. That vacuuming is something else.

Of course, I may change my mind after I rest awhile and finish the dusting too. We will see...

I read for awhile and the about 12:30PM, I went out to Eggbert's and had lunch.

When I got home I called to see what 49 three page newsletters printed on both sides would cost me at the Bartlesville Print shop.They quoted me  $23.50. I told them I would bring in the newsletter the week after Christmas. A roll of stamps will cost me $70.

Then I printed all the envelopes that have to go out in snail mail.That's done at least. I imagine I will get many of them back. Most of my classmates are 87 years old already and many might have died. I always imagine the letters that come back do so because the classmate has died or moved without leaving a forwarding address.

More Later...

It's 6:11PM now and I am going to take my bath even though it's earlier then usual.It is getting colder now and the rain is here or on it's way if not already here. 

I will take my bath and read until 9:00PM...time to go to bed. I've turned the furnace up so I can be warm.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Wednesday and a Hairdo Day.

I slept very well last night for a change. I was up and around by 5:00AM and am having my breakfast now here in the den.

I opened the front door and both cats were out there wanting their I took it out to them. I haven't turned on the TV yet. I have been working on balancing my checkbook with not much luck.

More later..I will take this laptop in the living room where I can watch for the weather forecast and the cat's progress on their food.

That didn't take them long. They ate quickly and left. I brought the food into the kitchen. They may be back for more.

I see it's been raining a little..not much...not enough to keep the cats away and I believe I will still be able to take my walk soon as the weather comes on and I can get a photo of it on my phone. They are looking at the latest hurricane in Florida right now. Between the election and this latest Florida hurricane, there will be plenty of other news.

It's 7:12AM now. I will need to leave at 8:15AM to have plenty of time to get my cherry limeade slush and to my hair appointment at 9:00AM.

I left about 7:15AM for my walk and got back at 8:07AM ..not bad for an old woman. That's 10 blocks.

I put away the cat food in the garage and covered it up. They obviously were not coming back.

So more even later...I need to leave at 8:15AM and I need to go to the bathroom first. Walking often does that!! :)

I got to Coffeyville in plenty of time for my hair appointment. Afterward I went out to the Woodshed in South Coffeyville and bought $14.00 worth of gas. After my trip to church on Sunday..on to Coffeyville afterward with Phyllis F. for lunch at Eggbert's and back home again and then my Monday trip  to visit Nancy and take her and Sally to lunch, then back home again and then to church on Tuesday to get the cookies and on to Independence to  deliver them to the First Christian Church and then back home again afterward  and now today for another trip to Coffeyville to get my hair done..I needed $14.00 worth of gas. Luckily I got my Social Security today.

After I left the Woodshed, I stopped at Sonic in Coffeyville and bought my cherry limeade slush. Then I stopped at my bank and got a couple of check registers. So far I haven't been able to get my checking account to balance this time and I wanted to check the bank statement information against my checking account. Now I will try again to balance the checkbook.

More later.. 

I am still off a little over $10.00 but I have been all over the checkbook and re- checked all my math with a calculator and could not find an error. I will just have to live with it. Actually I finally found the error in an old check book register.

I went out to Sonic and bought the child's Wacky Pack for my lunch. For $2.18 you can hardly go wrong. I save the toys for children at church and for Lee Ann who has parties for children.

It's 2:31PM now. There's quite a wind out there.I took a black yard bag out there and pulled up the dead flowers in the back flowerbed. The mums are still struggling so I left them. The sun is shining brightly this afternoon. I opened the blind here in the den. 

More even later...I have been watching TV. I got it to work by pulling the plug  on the TV and also the Tivo, then everything came back up when I plugged then both back in. It's 6:43PM now and I am ready to take my bath. By the time I get it done, I will read awhile until 9:00PM which is my usual bedtime.

I finally got the weather on the weather channel this evening. 

Thursday will be 73 degrees and thunderstorms. Friday is forecast for 44 degrees and Mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 45 degrees and sunny,  Sunday is to be 50 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 44 degrees and showers, Tuesday is to be 43 degrees and partly cloudy, and next Wednesday is to be 45 degrees and mostly sunny. So Thursday will bring us rain and also next Monday is to have showers.

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Tuesday and Cookies For the First Christian Church of Independence

I slept very poorly last night...kind of off and on...those nights happen every once in a while...more then I like,in fact. I  was up before 5:00AM, dressed, made my bed and got myself ready for the day.I will go over to our church this morning and pick up the cookies left therein the frig and take them up to the First Christian Church in Independence. The Cox tech is coming between 1:00PM and 3:00PM  to see what he can do about getting the ABC network back on the TV. And I won't tolerate a raise in cost for something that is supposed to be on my starter programming. If they want to take anything off, it can be Fox news.

I am eating my breakfast now and drinking my coffee and will soon drink my chai latte too.

Now I will go check "the weather on the 8's" and later..on the cats.

I caught the weather forecast at 6:21AM.  We are to get rain today and it will be 71 degrees, tomorrow is to be 81 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 70 degrees and thunderstorms, Friday is to be 44 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 44 degrees and sunny, Sunday is to be 48 degrees and partly cloudy and Monday is to be 47degrees and partly cloudy. It looks like we are going to get some rain this week..starting today. That's good! We can use rain.

No cats yet! But it's light enough for my walk.

More later.... 

I took my walk while it wasn't raining. I left here at 6:48AM and got home twenty minutes later. 

Only Blondie showed up for his breakfast. I don't know where Scruff was today. She was looking pretty fat lately.She may be pregnant. She was here with Blondie last night for their supper.

I watched the news until 8:30AM and then I started driving to the church to pick up the cookies. I took them to the First Christian Church in Independence and the pastor came and opened the door for me. He said they were going to not have the dinners any longer in November because of Thanksgiving and they wouldn't need any more until December 6th.

I sent out a notification of that to my Groups with Crossroads but for some reason, only Leslie received it. She will send it to the others until I can have her look at my Groups and see why none of the other church members were included.

More later...the Cox tech will be coming sometime between 1:00PM this afternoon and 3:00PM this afternoon.

The Cox tech came about 2:00PM.He checked everything over including the part on the pole out east. He couldn't find anything wrong but he was able to access ABC by clicking on channel 8 of the control that controls the  channels but it wasn't where it was supposed to be on the TV itself. After the technician left I turned on the TV and there it was..right under channel 6 on the TV just where it was supposed to be all along. Someone in "channels" got it back where it was supposed to be. So everything is working properly now..for the time being..until the next time.;)

It's 4:27PM and I went up to Mr.G's and bought a small butter pecan flurry for my supper.At lunchtime I had made myself a sandwich with my leftover chicken salad from Sunday's lunch. That worked out well.

I read most of the afternoon after he left and I went to the post office and bought stamps again. A roll of 100 stamps for the class newsletter in December will be $70. each.

Sometime in December, I will start the newsletters. I will ask Dean to pay for the postage. He began the newsletters while he was at K State in his freshman year. We used the  last of our class money last year.

More later...

I watched the evening news this evening.This election is going to be a bear! It has been very angry everywhere. These political parties need to learn to work together. 

I took my bath a little before7:00PM this evening and have my pajamas and robe on now. I didn't sleep well last night so hopefully I will do better tonight.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Monday and A Visit to Nancy

I slept fairly well last night but was up an hour earlier then usual. Of course my watches are an hour later then they should be. I hope to get that remedied today because I am going to take them to a jeweler in Bartlesville and see if he can turn them back an hour for daylight saving time. These new watches are a mystery to me.

I am out of underwear and needed to wash my pajamas and towels so I did a load of laundry this morning. It is in the dryer now.It is 5:34AM according to the computers and phone. 

I will pick up Sally this morning at 8:00AM and take her to work first. Then after that I will see if I can get the watches corrected at a jeweler. Then I will go get Nancy up and have her get dressed so we can all three eat lunch out together. Sally and I hope to buy season tickets to the concerts in Bartlesville this year. That will give us something nice to do together.

More later...I am eating my breakfast here in the den. It's 5:53AM now. I will go check out "the weather on the 8's" now.  And a little later...the cats.

I got my laundry dried, folded and put away. Now I will go check out the weather forecast. 

I was just in time to get the forecast and the cats were out there too.I fed them before I started this part of the post.Today is to be 66 degrees and mostly cloudy, tomorrow  will be 71 with AM showers, Wednesday will be 81 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 75 degrees and PM thundershowers and wind. Friday is to be 47 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 43 degrees and sunny, and Sunday is to be 47 degrees and mostly sunny.That's the week forecast ahead...a couple of days of possible rain! We can really use that!

More later..the cats are finished eating and gone and it's light enough for my walk. 

So more later... I left for my walk at 7:05AM and got back home at 7:30AM. It was a little chilly and breezy but I took it anyway.  I will leave in about twenty minutes to pick up Sally to take her to work in Bartlesville. 

So more even later..... 

I picked up Sally at 8:00AM and took her to Bartlesville to the YMCA.  Then I went by the jewelry store and it was not going to be open until at least 10:00AM so I went to Mr. Kleen and washed my car and vacuumed it out. 

Then I went on over to Nancy's and we visited for awhile and she dressed and then we went back up to the jewelry store and the man who works there finally got both my watches reset to daylight savings time.

After we picked up Sally at 11:30AM we went to the Boulevard Cafe and had a late breakfast. Then we took Nancy back to Assisted Living and Sally and I went up to the community center to buy our season tickets to the season's concerts. Our first one is Sunday evening at 7:30PM but we need to be there by 7:00PM we were told. I will drive this time.I will pick up Sally at 6:30 PM on Sunday.

When I got back to Caney I stopped at the car repair shop and had my oil checked. It was alright. I was afraid it would be too low but it wasn't. It's only on 20% and it needs to be down to 15% before I get the oil changed.

Then I came home and put away my groceries.

Tomorrow I need to get the cookies from the church and take them to the First Christian Church there for their Tuesday evening dinner. I need to be back home by later. The Cox tech will be here sometime between 1:00PM and 3:00PM tomorrow to put in a new cable card for my TV.

More Later...I will read now.

My landlord, Stephen, came after he had worked at the CRMC all day and at Walmart afterward filling in for a vacationing pharmacist. He changed the light bulb out in my garage door opener and then drove on home to Owasso. I didn't know his wife wouldn't be staying next door and I thought he would be with her. He must be exhausted. And he will be working tomorrow too.

I have had my bath now and will go on to bed. It's only 8:38PM so I may read until usual bedtime.(It's really 9:38PM now because we are now having daylight savings time.

I am pretty tired.



Sunday, November 6, 2022

Sunday and Breakfast at Church

I never did figure out how to reset my phone or either of my watches to daylight saving time. I did get the time on the stove and microwave reset but tomorrow I will have to go the jewelry store in Bartlesville and get the jeweler to do it. They set it initially for me but at that time it was only one watch..the one Ginger gave me. Now I also have the one Leslie gave me to take for them to turn both one hour back for daylight savings time. I will have to take the phone to US Cellular down there to get the time set back one hour on it. Daylight savings time is a pain..especially these "smart" watches and phones. I wish they would stop doing daylight savings time.  It's 6:30AM on daylight savings time but of course only the microwave and the stove have the daylight savings time. I changed the clock Scott and Taresa gave me but I am not going to climb on the ladder to change the one hanging in the hall.

I see the laptop computer has daylight savings time too.

I have the coffee cake in the oven now. I hope it turns out alright. It's been a while since I have baked it. I made it for my landlord and his wife a month or so ago.   

Both cats came for breakfast and I fed them a smaller amount as I have been doing lately. They tend to eat better and almost clean up their bowl.I have put away their bowl now..and covered it.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's"  . Today is to be 68 degrees and partly cloudy, Tomorrow is to be 68 degrees and mostly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 70 degrees and AM showers, Wednesday is to be 78 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 73 degrees and showers and wind, Friday is to be 48 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 46 degrees and sunny. It's cooling down and also we are to get some more rain.

I think it's about time for the coffee cake to come out of the oven. So I will put this aside. 

Sure enough the timer just went off. I will check it out now.

It was done and I put it on a rack to cool before I will put the glaze on it. 

What do you know, the phone finally changed it's time by itself. So did the laptop. The desktop computer did too.

More Later... 

I took my 12 block walk about 7:05AM and got back home about 7:30AM. The coffeecake was cool by then and I put the glaze on it. I will put Saran over it before I take it to church at 9:30. 

We had a pretty good group at church today and a great breakfast.We had no guests for the breakfast but we are going to continue to have the breakfasts anyhow. It may take some time until people in the area take us upon it. Leslie has signs out on both county roads.

After church Phyllis and I went to Eggbert's to have lunch. We saw Joyce Chowning there. It had been a long while since I had seen her. She was a couple of years behind me in school..maybe just one. Anyhow I had a short visit with her.

Then I came home.I heard from Leslie this was Sally's birthday  so I took a birthday card over to her. I was going to tape it to her glass door but she drove up while I was getting out of my car so I gave it to her instead. I will pick her up tomorrow for her trip to Bartlesville before I go visit Nancy.

After we have lunch, I will take Nancy back to assisted living and Sally and I are going to buy our concert tickets...while I have enough money in my checking account. They are $170. for the season.

I will give the rest of the coffeecake to Stephen, my landlord. He will come Monday evening to put a new light bulb in the garage door opener.

More later...I want to get my letters and the bulletins out to the  people who were not at church today.

I got my letters ready with the enclosed bulletins and I will take them to the post office and put them in the outside mailbox so they will go out tomorrow. I am sending out seven,

More later... I did take the letters and mail them. 

Then I logged onto Zoom and watched the Mission Center's worship service. Now it's 6:43PM and I will take my bath and read until 9:00PM or watch a recording of 60 Minutes until 9:00PM which is my bedtime.