Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday and Back Home

I didn't sleep well at the camp at all. I shared a room with Karan and she snored and that kept me awake. But before that, after their  game day was over, several people came into the hall of the camp  rooms where we were sleeping talking loud. We had gone to bed instead of playing games with the others because both Karan and I were exhausted and didn't really want to play the games. I got out of bed and told the woman right outside out room with the loud voice that some of us wanted to sleep and asked her to please keep her voice down. That quieted her down. The camp was really nice though, It was packed with people who wanted to see the ordinations. There were two women who were being ordained  evangelists and then Leslie, my daughter, was being ordained a High Priest and one of the three presidents of our Mission Center which is the largest Million Center of our church. It takes three different presidents to cover the entire Mission Center.

The ordinations were impressive! Leslie is not only one of the presidents but she is also the Mission Center's financial officer.

We got back home about an hour ago. I got my bag unpacked and everything put away. I also got my mail and another bill from Cox cable. This time for $131.26. Every month my bill is different. I never know how to budget for it. I paid it on March 1st and it was $115.10.  Now they want  another $9.78 on March 27th and then another $131,26 on some later date they not even gave.

I tried to call Cox billing to get it clarified and the business office was closed. The  business office is not open weekends at all. So I will have to get hold of them on Monday to find out what date they want another $131.26.

More Later....

I had my bath at 8:00PM and will go to bed as soon as I finish this blog. It is 9:08PM now and I did not sleep well last night and I am going to take an allergy pill and go to bed as soon as I am done here. My laptop computer is not getting the internet. I will call Cox tomorrow about the bill as well as what I can do about the laptop computer. I may have to send it to Keith to see if he can fix it if Cox cannot.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Friday and the Campgrounds Overnight

 I slept well last night and was up early to make my bed and get packed for my overnight at the church's campgrounds. I made my breakfast and dressed and are in the process of trying to start my blog. I took the laptop computer to the living room to eat my breakfast but it had no internet on it. So I rebooted it in hopes of getting it to find the signal. I moved to the desktop computer.

Blondie was out front waiting his breakfast. This morning I didn't see Scruff. She was here yesterday and he wasn't.

I will go try to get the internet on the laptop again.

More Later...I hope. 

This time it worked and I am  going to try to use this laptop computer while I wait for today's weather.

Leslie just texted me that they want to leave at noon instead of 1:00PM.  I am completely packed. I will take the sleeping bag, pillow and bag for overnight to the car as soon as I finish this.

So more later... 

Today is supposed to be 52 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 41 degrees and sunny, Sunday is supposed to be 46 degrees and sunny, Monday is supposed to be 55 degrees and mostly sunny,  Tuesday is supposed to be 52 degrees and showers,  Wednesday is supposed to be 73 degrees and cloudy and windy. Thursday is supposed to be 70 degrees and thunder showers. That's the week. Looks like one day of rain on Thursday. The weather forecast for yesterday never developed...very little rain that was only at noon time, no hail..I believe they took that out of the forecast on Wednesday. I had no trouble driving home after the concert except that I don't really enjoy driving at night anymore.

That concert was packed! There were only about two rows above us that were not completely filled. And it was a good musical called Chicago. It had had 8 Emmys and many other awards over the years. The longest running Broadway musical for many years..

More later...  

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Thursday and a Concert After All

I slept poorly last night. I was awake off and on all night even though I took my allergy pill. I think I was concerned about driving home from Bartlesville and the concert in a thunderstorm and perhaps hail. Anyway, I was up at my usual 5:00AM.

Anyhow I made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I got the laptop in the living room where I was eating my breakfast. I caught the weather right away and checked for the cats but they were not out there yet. .... Not yet anyhow.

I will check again in a few minutes. 

Today will be 61 degrees and a rainstorm and windy and perhaps hail., Friday will be 51 degrees and mostly sunny,   Saturday is to be 42 degrees and sunny, Sunday is to be 44 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday is to be 54 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 58 degrees and mostly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 67 degrees and cloudy and windy, That's the week!  At least one day of!

I will check on the cats again now. 

Only Scruff was out there again. I don't see Blondie yet and Scruff appeared to be looking for him. She didn't eat much at all and has left already. I will leave the cat food out there for a little while just in case she comes back.

I will skip going to tonight's concert. I saw Bartlesville's weather forecast and they are forecast for hail too. I don't want to subject my old car to hail for sure. I do my best to keep it nice and I sure can't afford to buy another. It's 15 years old.

I called Sally and cancelled going to tonight's concert. First rain and wind and then about the time we would get out of the concert, hail. I offered her my ticket for someone else but she didn't know anyone to take it and use it and go.

I told Sally if I changed my mind, I would pick her up at 6:00PM

I changed my mind. I went to the Copan Restaurant and had their beef and veggie soup and iced tea for lunch. As usual, it was delicious. It rained a little...very little... but no least not yet. I will pick Sally up at 6:00PM and it is 4:15PM now. I decided to go to the concert after all. I will take my chances on the hail.

I read most of the afternoon.  I like this book much better then yesterday's book.

More Later...maybe...

I did decide to pick up Sally for the concert and go after all. Going down was just fine but it was very dark after the concert and I had to drive very carefully on the way home especially while trying to take Frank Phillips to the new short cut to Tuxedo Blvd. There wasn't a star in the sky and no moon either. It was very dark. I was very glad it wasn't raining or snowing or hailing. I was pretty disoriented in such a dark night..We only have two more concerts in our tickets.

I am going to take a bath tonight and hope to sleep well tonight.It may be near midnight when I finally get to bed. It's 11:08PM now and I just got home.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Wednesday and A Hair Appointment

This will be a busy day. I will go to the bank and get some cash this morning. Then I have a hair appointment at 9:00AM and then Bunco in the afternoon at1:00PM until 3:00PM. 

Only Scruff came for her breakfast this morning. I haven't seen least not yet. Scruff ate her fill and then left. I left the cat food out there just in case Blondie comes later.

Later, I brought it into the garage and covered it..

The weather did come on and it did have the forecast.

Today will be 64 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Tomorrow will be thundershowers and wind. Friday will be 48 degrees and sunny, Saturday is forecast for 44 degrees and sunny, Sunday will be 44 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday will be 50 degrees and mostly cloudy, Tuesday will be 56 degrees and mostly cloudy. That's the next week!  Tomorrow is the only day thunderstorms and wind is forecast and Sally and I will be going down to Bartlesville for our concert "Chicago" and I am driving. I will pick up Sally at 6:00PM and we will leave Caney shortly after that. We want to get a good parking place and the concert will not be over until around 10:30PM. It's supposed to thunderstorm and have wind.

I went to the bank and got my hair done afterward. Then I went to the senior center afterward and read until time for Bunco. We had four tables today and I met Marilyn's son, John, her  daughter-in-law and granddaughter. For her 90th birthday, they came as a surprise and her friends from everywhere came too. They ate supper at El Pueblo in Coffeyville that night. Her birthday will be Saturday. She was thrilled for them to be here for her birthday. It was a complete surprise!

We played Bunco until 3:00PM, stopping between games to have our treats. I sent the rest of my crunchy donuts home with Marilyn for their coffee between now and Saturday.

Then I came home and finished the book I was reading today and this evening I took it up to the Caney library and donated it for their used book sale. 

I took my bath at 8:00PM and put my pajamas and robe on. I want to finish this daily blog before I go to bed at 9;00PM or so. I will take another allergy pill so I will have my allergies under control. I plan to clean the apartment tomorrow and pick up Sally at 6:00PM. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Tuesday and Preparing for Packing for the Weekend.

I slept fairly well last night. I was more restless then usual but was up at my usual 5:00AM, made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. I went into my saved documents file and printed off the list for my packing for the overnight trip to the reunion grounds Friday with Leslie and John and perhaps Karan for Leslie's ordination on Saturday. I will just take a small overnight case of clothes and essentials's only overnight. I will take my sleeping bag and pillow and towel and wash cloths though. We will be back on Saturday sometime after the ordination and the mini Mission Center conference.

But if I don't have a list, I will forget something important. For instance, I will need to take my hearing aid case and my contact case and eye drops and my glasses, all the stuff that has to go with those. And, of course, a change of clothes and a towel and washcloth and soap and my pajamas and a robe. So I always keep a list.. even for an overnight away from home.

I have nothing much planned for today. Tuesday is just odds and ends day. If is nice enough, I will take my walk and probably start another book. Tomorrow is my hair day and also Bunco at the senior center. I will need to get a treat today for the Bunco group.

Now I need to get my breakfast and check the weather forecast and see if the cats are out there waiting for their breakfast.

Both cats were out there for their breakfast. They ate fast and left so I took their bowl into the garage and covered it.  And I got the "weather on the 8's" forecast too,

Today will be 54 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 64 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Thursday is to be 59 degrees and snow showers and wind. Friday is to be 47 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 43 degrees and mostly sunny,  Sunday is to be 44 degrees and partly cloudy and Monday is to be 52 degrees and PM showers. That's the week! The worst day is Thursday and that is the evening when Sally and I are to go to Bartlesville to see the show "Chicago". And I am to drive. 

I ate my breakfast as the cats ate theirs and washed and put away my dishes. 

I have been reading since 9:30AM. Finally the trash people came and I decided to try to wash my trash container. It's awfully scuffed up. I took it into the back yard and hosed it off and scrubbed on it a bit with a rough sponge, I don't know if it helped or not but it couldn't look any worse then it did. 

It's 11:94AM now and I am thinking of going to Eggbert's and having their small chef salad.

It's either that or opening a can of soup and heating it up in the microwave. I have had a lot of soup lately and am really kind of tired of it.

I did take my walk. It warmed up enough that I was comfortable doing that.  I got a half a grocery sack of trash this time.

So I went out to Eggbert's and had their special. It was good but way too much to eat in one sitting. I had half of it boxed up and brought it home. I will warm it up in the skillet for a lunch later.

I have been reading on another book all afternoon. It's 2:30PM now. 

 I had better go check out the mail and see if I got anything.

More Later... 

It's 6:54PM now and read all afternoon and just took my bath, I finished the book I was reading and took it up to the library with a note telling them who I was and that I was donating these nice books for their used book sale for income for the library.

I am trying to finish up the blog for this evening now. I plan to start another book and also plan to go to bed at my usual 9:00PM.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Monday and A Trip to See Nancy

I slept well again last night. I am sure the allergy pill is the key. I get no drainage and that drainage is what keeps me from sleeping well.

In a little bit, I will fix my breakfast and check on the cats too. First I want to check my bank account  and see how my little bit of money is doing. It will be the 12th of April before I get my social security again. That's a month. Today is the 13th of March.

I will go down to Bartlesville and  visit with Nancy again. David and his wife are surely gone back home by now. They usually only stay a week. While I am down there I want to go by the jewelry store and see if they will move my watches time up an hour for daylight savings time.

Then Nancy and I will go to lunch. Maybe we will find Sally and visit with her too. 

Right now, I will make my breakfast. 

So More Later..

I am eating my breakfast here in the living room. I checked on the cats but they are not out there yet. It does look like they need some fresh water though.

Both cats are out there now eating. First it was just Scruff but then Blondie came to eat too. While I was getting their food out there I missed the weather forecast. It will be on again in another weather break. 

They appear be just resting out there and they appear to be eating more then usual.

They are both gone now. I took some fresh water out there and put it in their bowl. It was completely empty.

The weather came on again. Today will be 47 degrees and sunny, Tuesday will be 55 degrees and sunny, Wednesday will be 66 degrees and partly cloudy and windy,Thursday is to be 65 degrees and thunderstorms and wind, Friday will be 44 degrees and partly cloudy., Saturday is to be 46 degrees and mostly sunny, and Sunday will be 46 degrees and partly cloudy, That's the week. Still one day of rain which we still need..

More Later...

I stayed around until about 9:15AM when I left to go to Bartlesville to visit Nancy. I got there about 10:15AM, got her up and had her get dressed and then we went to meet Sally for lunch. We had a good visit. And we split lunch. This particular cafe serves big meals and we often have had to leave some food uneaten. So we decided to split this meal and that worked out very well. It was goulash and fried Okra. After we left Sally we went to town to the jewelry store where the girl that worked there was able to get one of my watches updated for daylight  savings time but the one Ginger had given me, she was unable to get reset the right time. She suggested that I come back next Monday when Mike would be there and he would know how to redo the time.  He was off sick with the flu today and would be back to work on next Monday. He is the one that originally set both watches last fall when they had to go back an hour after daylight savings time was over. That's what I will do.

I took Nancy's debit card up to the Historical Museum to Gina when I got home. She will give it back to Dale, her husband. He pays Nancy's expenses with that money her mother left her. Nancy told me her house sold too.They had to come down another $100,000 in order to sell it.  I don't know how they will dispose of her furniture. If it were me. I would have an auction like Phyllis and I did with our mom's furniture after she died.

I got home about 2:30PM and read most of the afternoon and finished the book I had begun yesterday and took it up to the Caney library for them to sell to make money for the library. 

At 7:15PM this evening, I took my bath and also my evening med. I put on my pajamas and robe and will read on another book until my 9:00PM bedtime.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Sunday and Breakfast at Church

I slept well again last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. However my watches said 4:00AM because I don't know how to change these smart watches. I will have to see a jeweler in Bartlesville tomorrow like I did last fall. 

I made my bed and dressed for the day and mixed up the coffeecake for the breakfast at  church this morning. It is in the oven now baking. The timer is on so I don't forget about it. It's 6:32AM now. At least the computers change the time themselves. I wish the watches did that.

I won't have breakfast here today since we have breakfast at church on Sunday mornings anymore. I may fix myself some Chai Latte since we don't have that at church. 

I will go check the weather and the cats too now.  I doubt they are out there since they don't recognize daylight savings time. But I will check.

I am also doing a load of laundry this morning. I was out of underwear and the towels needed washing too.  What do you know! Both cats were out there and the weather came on too just as I turned on the TV. 

They have eaten all they want and left now. Soon I will bring the cat food back into the garage  and cover it. Now the timer on the oven is about to go off so I'd better see if it's done and get .it out of the oven. No, It's got another 6 minutes to bake. And the dryer alarm just went off too. 

I got the coffee cake out of the oven and folded and put away the laundry. Both cats were finished eating and were gone so I took the cat food out to the garage and covered it up.  The coffeecake is cooling and I will put the glaze on it when it is cool,

Today is to be 51degrees and cloudy, Monday is to be 47 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 54 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 62 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Thursday is to be 59 degrees and thundershowers and wind, Friday is to be 47 degrees and mostly sunny and Saturday is to be 48 degrees and sunny.

That's the week. One day of rain and wouldn't you know, the rainy day is the one with my concert. Chicago is in Bartlesville at 7:30PM. I may have to skip this one rather then to drive at night in a thunderstorm.  It's my turn to drive. I will wait and see what the weather really is like before I make that decision.

More Later... It's 7:22AM now. I will go put the glaze on that coffeecake.

I got the coffee cake ready and left a little early for church. I wanted to go into Coffeyville and go to Dollar General and get some more eye drops. My right contact would not settle and it bothered me all morning. I am going to take it out and try to get it to go back in comfortably. It might be better now. I put some sustain on it and that may have helped. 

Karan had an excellent sermon this morning. I am up next Sunday. We had a small congregation this Sunday. Several were out of town for one thing or another.

After church John and Leslie and Phyllis and I went to Gigi's for lunch. It was alright but Phyllis and I like Eggbert's small salad better.  

We may possibly go back there next Sunday. 

More Later ....

When I got home I wrote six letters to those that were not at church and sent them bulletins. Then I took them to the post office and sent them off.  

I took my bath at 7:00PM and read all evening. I kept hearing a loud chirping noise and thought it was a bird in the attic. Then I texted Stephen about it and finally remembered Leslie had put a new notification on my phone at noon. I thought it might have been that so I changed the notification on my phone and I didn't hear the loud chirping again. I texted an apology to Stephen and he said "No problem".

I read all the rest of the evening and decided to go to bed as soon as I finished my blog. It's 10:23PM now so it's past my bedtime.