Saturday, May 27, 2023

Saturday and Mayfest

 I was up shortly before 5:00AM this morning and had slept fairly well. I had my oatmeal breakfast and coffee and Chai Latte. I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and fed Blondie this morning. I didn't see Scruff. She was here yesterday and was sick and threw up three times after eating..I hope someone is not poisoning her. She didn't come today.

Here's the week's weather: Today is to be 82 degrees and sunny, tomorrow is to be  83 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 84 degrees and mostly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 86 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 85 degrees and Isolated thunderstorms and Friday is to be 86 degrees and PM thunderstorms.  That's the week...two days of much needed rain!

Leslie just texted me that she is not picking up the girls until  8:30AM and will drop them off at Big G's and then come pick me up. So it will probably be closer to 9:00 or 9:15AM. That's fine. My laundry will be dry by then.

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Leslie came about 9:00AM after she dropped the girls off at the park where the Mayfest was going on.  We parked in the Dentist parking lot and she brought her canvass wagon and folding chairs and anything else she thought we might need.

We first walked down toward town to see the car show and then went to the park and sat at a folding table and shared a funnel cake. We found the girls there. They were eating treats too. Leslie had given them $5.00 each. They bought treats with that. And later on, Maia bought a "stick on" tattoo.

We got back to my home at a little past noon. I am to be out to John and Leslie's about 4:00PM for their cookout at 5:00PM. 

I had a nice morning at the Mayfest. Leslie bought us all ice cream cones at Mr. G's. 

When I got home, I went to the library and checked out three books to read.

It's 2:57PM now and in a little bit I will leave for the kid's home. I am to be there at 4:00PM and it will take me about 20 minutes to get there. So if I leave at 3:20PM or so, I will be there in plenty of time.

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I did get there in plenty of time. Leslie had everything ready and after their company visited awhile, John started cooking the fish and hamburgers and hot dogs. Everything was very good!

After we cleaned up everything, I came on back home. It had been a very full day but a nice one.

I took my bath at 7:30PM and got myself ready for bed. It's too early to go to bed so I will read awhile until closer to 9:00PM.

Tomorrow I will bake my coffeecake for the breakfast at church tomorrow.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Friday and Restored Internet and TV at Last

When I had my breakfast this morning and wanted to check my internet and logged onto the internet...there was no I turned on the TV and there was no TV either. I called Cox Complete Care and they said Caney and Coffeyville were both down. It's 8:45AM now and I finally have both TV and internet.

I haven't seen the cats this morning but I did take my walk and return another book to the library book drop. I also picked up a half a sack of trash along the way.

I get so disgusted with Cox. Every once in a while they lose both internet and TV in this area. It's small town Kansas and they just don't give us enough of a signal. I have no idea how many times I have had to call them with some kind of problem related to their signal in this rural area.

I finally got the week's weather forecast. Today is to be 82 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow is to be 81 degrees and sunny,  Sunday is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 84 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 85 degrees and mostly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 85 degrees partly cloudy, and Thursday is to be 86 degrees and mostly sunny. That's to week. No rain in the forecast this next week! That's to bad! We sure need the rain.

Now I will check and see if I have e-mail now. 

Yes, I have e-mail now. My problem with Outlook yesterday on both computers was probably linked to the problem they had with the TV and e-mail  last night. They got it fixed earlier then they thought.

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My daughter just called me and invited me to go to Caney's Mayfest with her and her two grandchildren (two of my great grandchildren) tomorrow morning at about 8:30AM and then to come out to their place for a cookout supper with them at 4:00PM or so ..maybe a little earlier. ...and with some of the kids John used to have in his fishing club when he was still teaching. That sounds good to me. John does a great job with his fish on the grill and there will be hot dogs and hamburgers too. He must be doing fine with his wisdom tooth extraction. I was hoping he would not get a dry socket and evidently he didn't 

I went up to Independence for lunch at Big Cheese. I had a mini pizza and a root bear. 

Then I came back home and read some more on my book....and cleaned the apartment at last. 

Downtown  Caney is closed off with barricades everywhere for Mayfest at the park this weekend. I had to turn west on 6th street to get to Spring. 5th and 4th were barricaded off. They have made it hard to even get to the Mayfest.

Tricia called me after she got my text telling her about all the barricades downtown and around the town. They have decided to come see me next year rather then to have to deal with all those closed and barricaded streets. I don't blame them. Parking is going to be a mess.

I found an old Reader's Digest condensed book I had read several years ago and decided to reread it. I had returned all three of the books I recently checked out and read from our library. 

I took my bath a little early this evening. I had trimmed the back yard grass and was tired. It's 7:45PM now...too early to go to bed. I will try to read until 9:00PM anyway.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning Tomorrow

 I slept restlessly last night and was awake off and on most of the night. I took my Melatonin so I have no idea what was going on. Anyhow I finally got up close to 5:00AM.

I am eating my breakfast here in the den, 

I've finished my breakfast and am drinking my Chai Latte now.

I saw the eather forecast...finally..

Today is to be 83 degrees and AM fog PM sun, tomorrow is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 81 degrees and Mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 82 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 84 degrees and  Mostly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 85 degrees and Isolated thunderstorms, Wednesday is to be 85 degrees and thunderstorms. That's the week! Tuesday and Wednesday next week,,thunderstorms. We can sure use the rain!

More Later...I will get back to my book and check again for the cats. I haven't seen either one of them this morning. 

Scruff came for her breakfast and it had been several days since I saw her come to eat and even then she threw up twice. Now she came for breakfast again but once again, she has thrown up in three different places. She appears to be hungry but can't seem to keep anything down. Poor thing and since she's feral, you can't get near her. 

She finally left,...poor thing! I never did see Blondie.

I did take my mile walk though and stopped at the library book drop and put the book I just finished  in there.I picked up another full trash sack of trash too! I just got back home at 9:14AM. I left here at 8:30AM

What a mess! Always more trash!

This is my usual cleaning day but since I slept so poorly last night, I will wait and clean tomorrow.

I opened a can of Amy's soup and had a bowl of it with crackers for my lunch.

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I read most of the afternoon and then Betty Hanson called me and wanted me to see if I could find her second cousin who lives in Caney. She told me her name and address and even her phone number so I went over to the address and rung her second cousin's doorbell and introduced myself and told her who had sent me. She invited me in and we visited for over an hour.

I got home at 5:00PM. It was good to visit with her. She is two years older then I am. She seems like a nice person. I may go buy an ice cream. That sounds good to me.

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I decided against the ice cream. I read until I finished the second book. I will take it back to the book drop at the library tomorrow.

It's 8:37PM now and I will read another hour. I just had my bath and have my pajamas on and my robe.

I plan to go to bed around 9:00PM..



Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Wednesday and Hairdo Day

I slept well last night and was up early as usual. I made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I am having my breakfast here in the den now and I just caught "the weather on the 8's".

Today is to be 81 degrees and PM thunderstorms,  Thursday is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 81 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 85 degrees and partly cloudy and Tuesday is to be 85 degrees and  partly cloudy. A lot of partly cloudy the next week. Only today is forecast for rain and that is this afternoon. Maybe I will be back home before the rain even starts.

I am so glad Jeromy and I got the yard mowed yesterday evening. I only got the front done but he finished the job ...west side and back... after he took Cheyenne to her ball practice.

Toni, my hairdresser, contacted me yesterday afternoon and asked me to come get my hair done at 8:45AM this morning. Then I will come back home...hopefully before the rain starts.

Now I will go check on the cats...neither of them were there this morning.

It's 7:49AM and Toni wants me there at 8:45AM so I have plenty of hour anyhow. I can sit in front of the library and read until time for my appointment. At least I would be there in Coffeyville. and if the bank is open I can pick up my new checks. I saw they were charged to my account this morning.

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I went over to Coffeyville today to get my hair done and then came back home. I then got a phone call from Karan saying today was game day so about 12:00PM I drove back over to Coffeyville and read in the library parking lot until almost time for game day at 1:00PM. Then we played Skipbo until 3:00PM when we finished our third game and I took my leftover treats over to Marilyn. She didn't come because she was not feeling well. I got home about 3:15PM and sat down to read my book again.  

I hope the weather clears up today because this weekend is Mayfest here in Caney. That's a big arts and crafts festival in the park here in Caney with lots of good treats too.. That is held every year here.

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Later I went out to our Sonic and bought the Kid's Wacky Pack for my supper. It is $2.18 on Wednesdays.

It's 6:52 PM now and I guess I will go take my bath and put my pajamas and robe on and read until my bedtime at 9:00PM or so.


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Tuesday and Perhaps Mowing

I slept well last night again. I did wake up a couple of times but went into the bathroom and took my two meds. then went back to bed and back sleep.. I was up at my usual 5:00AM, dressed. made my bed and got myself ready for the day.  I don't think we are expecting rain today but we never know until the week's forecast comes on. This is Kansas and the forecast sometimes changes from day to day.

In a few minutes, I will check the forecast. Blondie was out there this morning looking for his breakfast and I took it out to him.  I did not see Scruff.

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He ate and left. I left the food out there in case Scruff came for her breakfast. In the meantime, I put away my book and took a photo of the weather forecast for the week. 

Today is to be 81 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow  is to be 78 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 81 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 79 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 81 degrees and partly cloudy and Monday is to be 83 degrees and PM thunderstorms. That's the week and it did change,,two days of rain in the next week Wednesday and Monday but mostly partly cloudy. though!

It's 8:51AM and I have been reading ever since I got back from my morning walk about 7:15AM . I left for that an hour ago, picked up a big sack of trash and put it in my dumpster when I got home. Then I picked up my book and have been reading since.

This book is boring.  I can't stay with it long.

I finally finished the last book and took it back to the library and got three more checked out. Then I went out to Eggbert's and had a hamburger and french fries and iced tea for lunch. While I was at the library, Keith called me from Germany. He said Esther was back in Phoenix and had taken her daughter and granddaughter to Disneyland. Then a little later Esther texted me. It was good to hear from her again. I think Keith said calling from Germany or calling to Germany would cost 25 cents a minute. I won't call because Leslie pays my phone bill.

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I went out to Eggbert's and had lunch and it was good but there was lots of it. I had the remainder boxed up and brought back home. I will warm it up for another meal tomorrow.  I got to get m hair done tomorrow. Toni texted me and asked me to come early at 8:45AM tomorrow so I will.

I waited until I was sure Jeromy was not coming to mow for me and I mowed the front yard. Then ,what do you know, he brought Cheyenne over for softball practice and then he came to mow and he mowed the west side and the back. Leslie had told me school was out last Thursday and I really didn't expect him to come but I was delighted he did. He had the rest of it mowed in record time!

I have read this afternoon too and just a while ago, Suzanne called and talked to me for a long time. I worked with Suzanne at Dr. Marsh's dental office years ago. I have known her a long time and she and Steve owned this duplex I live in when I moved here three years ago. They sold it last year to Stephen and his wife.

Now it's after 7:00PM and I need to go take my bath and put my pajamas and robe on so more tomorrow. I will go to bed about 9:00PM or so.


Monday, May 22, 2023

Monday and Cox Complete Care Appointment cancelled

I slept well enough last night and was only up once and then took my two meds and went right back to sleep. I got up at 5:00AM as usual. I made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I read last night until I finished the second book and then I went on to bed after I had taken two Melatonin and my allergy pill. By then it was 11:00PM...very late for me!

I have fixed my coffee and am drinking it here in the den.  Now I will go check on the cats and turn on the TV and see if it's still doing the same thing as yesterday. The weather picture was tearing and there was a message that said that channel was not available for me and that I should call my TV company. I tried that but he couldn't fix it remotely so they are sending a tech out here between 8:00AM and 10:00AM. That will mean I will be late getting down to see Nancy this morning. 

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I did see Blondie waiting for his breakfast and I fed him and he left. I will leave the cat food out there awhile just in case Scruff gets back here to eat too. 

This is the week's forecast. Today is to be 79 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 78 degrees and thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 82 degrees and partly cloudy, and Friday is to be 82 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 82 degrees and partly cloudy and Saturday is to be 81 degrees and partly cloudy and Sunday is to be 84 degrees and partly cloudy. Wednesday is the only day rain is forecast in the next week. Hopefully, Jeromy will be able to mow for me on Tuesday this week..that's tomorrow.

I took my mile walk this morning and dropped off two of my library books in the book drop at the library. I just got back at 7:15AM. I will expect the Cox tech to call for my appointment within the hour. 

I have one library book yet to read.  I told Nancy I would bring her e the book I have about the Osage Indian's problem with the white settlers taking advantage of them to rob them of their seemingly worthless land that ended up being rich with oil.

I will look for it now and set it out so I will remember to take it to her.

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I found the book and took it to Bartlesville to Nancy.  I also took her to meet with Sally at the restaurant. I bought Nancy's lunch but she didn't eat most of it. After we left Sally I took Nancy back to her assisted living apartment and let her out of the car. Then I went to Tate Boys and had my oil changed in my car. After I got back home Saturday when I had the tires rotated, the dash showed that the oil needed changing and since I was already down to Bartlesville I went out to Tate Boys and had the oil changed. That cost me $55.11. It needed to be done though so I bit the bullet and paid it. 

In the mail, I got my renewal for the Reader's Digest. It was $10.00 with the discount so I wrote them a check and took it out to my mailbox and put it in the mailbox and put the red flag up so the postman would mail it for me tomorrow.

Then I read all afternoon and gave it up at 5:00PM. I may watch the news now. 

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I did watch the news..such as it was! Then I read awhile. It's 6:30PM now and I guess I will take my bath. Then I will go back to my book again. I will read until bedtime..probably about 9:00PM or so..maybe longer. Last night it was 11:00PM until I went to bed.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Sunday and Church

I slept fairly well last night. I was up once in the night and took my two meds at that time. Then I got back to sleep until 5:00AM when I got up and dressed and got myself ready for the day.

Both cats came for their breakfast this morning for a change. Even Scruff was here this morning. I fed them both and now Blondie has left but Scruff is still under my hedge,

We will have our breakfast at church this morning at 10:00AM..usually it's 10:30AM and I don't know why Melissa changed it to a half hour earlier. But she is speaking this morning so I guess she can do that if she wants. 

It seems to be a nice morning. I finally got the weather forecast. he TV said "This channel is not authorized. Contact your cable company." That's ridiculous! Of course the weather channel is on my schedule and it always has been! If this continues I will have to call Cox and report's always something with Cox!

I called Cox and explained the problem to the tech. They are sending someone out to try to get it fixed in the morning between 8:00AM and 10:00AM. It is probably something on the pole. Any problem with the TV usually is something at the pole. 

Today is supposed to be 76 degrees and mostly cloudy, Monday is to be 77 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is supposed to be 79 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 80 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. Thursday is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy, and Friday is to be 78 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. Saturday is to be 82 degrees and AM showers.  That's the week! They took Tuesday storms out of the forecast and added Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to the rain forecast. We can use the rain but it sure slows down the mowing.

I have the coffeecake out of the oven and it's cooling now.When it is completely cool, I will put the glaze on it.  It's 8:00AM now. I have plenty of time. I will leave at 9:30AM for church.

We had a nice breakfast at church and afterwards Phyllis and I went to Eggbert's for lunch. Once again we had poor service.

The girl who waited on us was evidently new and inexperienced.  She at least did get us charged for our own meals. The last time we had an inexperienced waitress, she charged me for Phyllis's lunch and Phyllis for mine. It took the manager to get it straightened out. 

Maybe we will try the fish restaurant in Independence next time. 

I will read for awhile now.

I sent out several letters to those who were not with us today at Church. I sent each of them today's bulletin too.

I will get back to my book now.