OK, we survived Monday rather well, what's for Tuesday? Oh Oh, not so good, Colder
Says mosty Cloudy, 33 degrees now at 6 a.m. and only getting up to 44 later
Oh well, peeking at the Forecast ahead, next week looks GOOD!
And taking another look at the AeroGardens in the Kitchen, Number One Grow Light at it's top
Garden Two almost there, a few Blooms way up on top but no Tomatoes at all yet
Garden Three in the Living Room planted later with the same Pod now has had Four Tomatoes
And looking at the Photo, looks like the Kitchen Gardens need some space in between
Excuse me while I go move then and then pour a cuppa Coffee too
OK, Computer done, ready for the Shower, Shower done ready for the Lottos, where to?
Well, Navru put in several packs of new Tickets Monday, see if they are ready to pay off Tuesday
Checked that Draw Ticket... Won all of $1... Stopped by the ATM for ammo, down the Hill to the Fast Stop
And traded in my last $31 Win and a $5 spot for another Draw Ticket and Scratchers...
Navru gave me my Tickets and another Candy Bar Gift, yeah I rate down there
Traded in that $30 in Wins, bought Six more Tickets, headed Home to scratch off another $30 in Wins
Well. lots of visiting and scratching fun but not much loss or win for the Day so far...
Should I hit the TV or go try again? Well you know how I am, the TV can wait, I need Gas anyway
So off to the Minit Mart, traded in my Winners, got another handful, home to scratch again
And this time not much luck, only a $15 Win... shudda stayed home and watched Dexter
And about the time I headed out for Gas and Lottos the Sun had departed and the Clouds were rolling in
On the way out I stopped in next door to talk to Chris and got a Photo of that dreary Afternoon sky
Monday and that Time again... 7:20 a.m. and all done with my Morning computing except starting this Blog
And now it is started and it looks Wet out front on the Window Cam, what's the weather?
AHA! Says 42 Degrees and Rain... and Rain Showers and 48 the top for the Day, well Goodie... It ain't Snow
I think Joe said it will be OK Today but another Week of cold is heading back... Nutz to that
And no 50s until next Saturday but warmer after that.... Well that will be March... Huh?
So, a kind of a lucky Lotto Day for Sunday... Actually been a lucky Three Months in a row for big ones
Well not the really BIG ones, except I did get a $500 Win In December and January... Where is the $100,000 One?
Now, the question of the Day? Where to for Lottos? I think I hit all my sources except the Minit Mart Sunday
Decided on a run down the Hill to the Fast Stop again, Got a handful and headed back to scratch off NOTHING!
Oh well, still had some of my Sunday Winnings in my pocket for another try if and when
I had read more about the Galaxy S20 on the Net and talked to Navru about me getting one soon
Back home I checked my AT&T Account, my S8+ Galaxy is paid off so I thought I would run up North and upgrade
Worked my Lottos and then set out for AT&T, Asked the Clerk about the S20, said not available yet... Oh Well
So, headed back in the wet, stopped back by the Fast Stop again to try a second Batch
This time scratched off a $20 win, just about used up all my Sunday Winnings but ya know how that goes
Yeah, it goes to try just one more Time... So back to the Price Chopper, take the last $6 out of my Pocket
Cash in that $20 Win, head to the Machines and dump it all in and hope for more
Got a $1 Show Me Cash Draw and 5 Tickets and headed back... Scratched off $30 in Ticket Wins
Now see what That Draw Ticket does overnight and time hit the TV
A couple episodes of Dexter and thought I had finished the Series... But... One more to go
He's getting more friends in trouble amd almost got caught a couple times
Might be interesting to see the way they end this whole thing
Anyway, half of another Movie and then I gave up for the Day
OK It's Sunday, updated and posted my Blog, time for my Puzzles but yeah... Sunday no Crossword
Well there are others but my Favorite doesn't upsdate on Sunday, just have Jumble to play
So now I do that -->>> DARN! That only took about 3 1/2 Minutes, Now what?
OK the Weather... WOW! 42 Degrees at 6:20 a.m. and heading way up to 56 later! Welcome to Spring!
But... Oh No! Mostly Cloudy and I do not like that at all... But, only trip out is for Lottos and where to?
Looks like the Grab and Go is my only Favorite I didn't hit Saturday so I start there
Well just cruising the Net, there's Clint Eastwood, as old as I am and thinking about like me
I don't post much about Politics on my sites but Trump has me tempted to now acting so dumb
Here's some of what Clint had to say:
OK, Where to for Lottos? Looks like the Grab and Go so I headed West, 'Hola' and got $35 worth
Back to scratch off Four $5 Wins, that ain't gonna pay the rent, where to next?
How about the Fast Stop? Only won $10 there on Saturday, let's go... And there we were,,,
Navru off, the guy from Nepal on duty, traded in my $20 worth of Lottos, got $25 more
Back to scratch, first off a $40 Win and I do like that! Then another $5 Win and Three Duds
So call it quits for the Day with that modest Win? Ain't no way Jose... Back to the Price Chopper
Cashed in my $45 Wins, chose $35 more and headed back, last trip of the Day this time?
Started Scratching, first one a $15 Win, nice, second a $5 win and then Lookee there! A $75 Win!
On the way to the Price Chopper I tooled over to the edge of Hiway 45 to get a Photo of the new building
Looks like Verizon is finished and now Open, Where is Dominos Pizza? Supposed to be in the same building
I'll have to detour around the other side to see what it looks like back there
Saturday again? Already? Am I having that much Fun to see time fly by so fast?
Seems to me I am bored most of the time unless immersed in some Video or other project
I thought old people mostly just sat around in a corner half asleep? I wanna be doing something
I wasn't doing much on Friday except running around for Lottos, earlier was thinking of Visiting Lewis
But I didn't want to bother him in the Morning and then forgot to call Pat in the Afternoon
And also, rememberng my own Hospital times, sometimes you can have too many visitors
So what's the Weather, I think Joe said Warm again, a peek out the Window... HEY, nice empty spot out front!
It brightens any time of my Day to see no Car in that spot, yes ma'am... All Day I hope
And the Weather? 32 Degrees now, heading to 52 and partly Sunny, that does sound good to me
8 a.m. and ready to leave the Computer for a bit, can't sit here all day can I? Hah... Wanna bet?
But, Sun in my Window, need to make my Bed, jump in the Shower and go hunt for Lottos... Where?
I hit one Machine at the Price Chopper, then the Fast Stop and then Grab and Go and so...
I don't like going to the Minit Mart but it's about time I headed there again...
So there I was... trying to get the Clerk to find me the right Tickets... Dayum...
I can't read the numbers from the Counter and they have trouble following my choices... DUH...
Anyway, finally got what I almost wanted and headed Home to only scratch off a $10 Win
Well of course that didn't satisfy me, so off to the Fast Stop, sang a song with Navru and got more tries
And back again to only win another $10, Not my winning Day so far but I need something at the Price Chopper and so...
Off again, cashed in my $10 Winner, bought some more maybes... Picked up my Gluverna
Headed back to scratch off exactly NUTHIN! Put my Glucerna in the Fridge, set some Dinner out for later
And then after another 'Add Water' to a AeroGarden... Time to retire to the TV for a long long Afternoon all over again
Oh my yes... THREE Episodes of Dexter! Now his Sister knows he has been killing people! What's next?
In between episodes I would switch to the Demo Caucus to see what was going on, looks like old Bernie is ahead for now
I don't have much interest in voting for anyone that's running this time, we shall see... Shall we not
That's enuff for Saturday, let's try Sunday
WHAT! Only 5:45 a.m. and all done with my Computer runaround? Oh yeah, got up at 4:30 a.m.
Well I did wake up around 3 a.m. something and just couldn't get back to sleep... Oh well let's go!
What to do today? Can think of nothing more at the moment, could go visit Lewis but not sure
Having spent Hospital time myself I know that you can be over-visied at times and rather be alone
Pat says he has already had quite a few Nature Sanctuary Friends visiting... We shall see...
So, Joe was dancing around on stage last night saying it would be really COLD to start the Day
And then slip into some nice Afternoon Temps, let's go see... BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Sheeeeesh! 15 Degrees!
Yeah that's COLD... And I can feel it seeping in my Window... But then sunny and heading to 45... HAH!
Well, that first SnapDragon taking the left side String has just about reached it's limit
There at least three Vines far behind on another string to the right that are on the way
Now after all this climbing are they going to Bloom or not? The last Vines I tried did not<
And then down in the Pot where they all started, three Vines are climbing the power Cord!
Your Brain on Houseplants
An Indoor Garden enhances more than just the Decor
Having pretty plants in your home is a nice perk of Indoor Gardening
But research suggests that maintaining them can boost your health too
"Gardening has been shown in multiple studies to be associated with a reduced risk
Of cognitive decline or dementia in older adults"
Says David Carr, M.D. a Professor of geriatric medicine at Washington University, St Louis
"Plants help you become more competent and give you something meaningful to do and take care of"
Notes Patty Cassidy, a registered horticulture therapist
They suggest these Plants: Peace Lilies, Orchids, Rosemary, Lavender and Spider Plants
Well I haven't tried those, maybe I'll give them a try? HAH!
AND..... Hey Hey! It's on the Way! I just ordered a 'Peace Lily' from Amazon and got a $15 Discount
Something new they have been adding to my account orders, sure comes in handy and a surprize
Well I didn't win much Money... But then I didn't lose a lot either and so
Back to the Fast Stop... Handed Navru my Two Winners, got 5 Tickets and headed back
This time a little better, Won a $10, then a $15 and then a $5 and Two Duds...
Actually bit of Profit on that deal, not enough to write home about though
And thump thump thump, she is thumping around up there again... Gets tedious...
Big old Tom, the Maintenance man, can walk up there and I can't hear him, not a stomper I guess
Anyway then Noon-Thirty, too early to retire to the TV, maybe another try at Lottos? Where to this time?
Looked like G & G was due so I headed back on Hiway 45 past the Fast Stop, over the Hill to the G & G
Hola Amigo, mas Tarjetas por favor, traded in $30 got $45 worth, headed back to scratch a $30 Win
No Profit for the Day but no big loss either and that's what my Game is all about
And time to scratch around in the Fridge and Freezer to see what was left for Dinner
Then take the trash out to the Dumpster and give up and settle down for the Afternoon TV
And again... That was about it for the Day, Long TV evening and off to Dreamland
OK... 7:30 a.m. and just starting today's Blog, up later than usual and slow on the Computer stuff
Now the peek out front and the Weather check... GREAT! Her car is gone, hope it stays gone, no Rain, Snow or Ice
The Weather? Yuck.... 20 Degrees and only heading to 31... but does say Sunny, hope that helps some
Oh my... Now 1:30 p.m. Where have I been?... Headed out for Lottos at the Fast Stop, won a few, lost a few
So I headed back to trade for the ones I lost, and lost on those... Nutz!
And then, headed for the Grab and go with a couple Winners to trade for Juan's Tickets
Then back to lose on most all those, not winning Day but enjoyed the chats with Navru and Juan
Next some Time on the Computer... Hunting for Options to my DirecTV service... Paying too much
Lately about all the Movies and TV Programs I watch are on Netflix and Amazon Prime
No Ads on the Movies and Programs like on DirecTV... Except the TCM Movies and watching few of them lately
So about all I have been watching there is the News and Weather so why pay top Dollar for that?
Gave up and called AT&T, gave them my Sob Story, told them I was considering cancelling
And the nice Lady worked her numbers and said they could give me a $45 a month discount... HURRAH!
Finished up some Kitchen Gardening, that big Impatiens plant has been hanging on since last October
But finally stopped flowering and decided to checkout, so I clipped it and tossed it
Then thought I should call Pat and see if she is going to see Lewis at the Hospital Friday
We decided 'maybe' to go together Friday afternoon... (to be determined)
So then Two Episodes of Dexter, Some Dinner and another Movie and off to Dreams, Dreams and Dreams
I guess it's Wednesday... Oh yeah, that's what my Computer says... Am I awake yet?
Well I'm drinking my Apple Juice, no Coffee this Morning, I ran out of Filters and forgot
I did remember to buy a new Bag of Coffee Beans though, but... Oh well I can wait
And better Weather than I expected for Tuesday, Joe is always threatening us with worse
Kinda chilly again now with 27 Degrees and only heading to 40 later... Any sun?
Nope says Cloudy and heading for Colder overnight... Bah Humbug!
Here we are again, 6:45 a.m. all done with the stuff on the Computer (for now)
Just the usual Morning catchup to get everything in order to start the Day
For me, better to start the Day on the Computer than sit in front of a boring TV Sipping my Coffee
Check the Bank to see if I am broke, then Facebook to see my 'Likes' for my Postings... HAH!
Then Email for whatever, work a couple Game Tests maybe, update and post my Blog
Check the Weather and start the new Day's Blog, maybe edit a couple Photos, yeah
Peek out on the Window Cam to check the Weather and watch the Neighbors leave
Then work my Puzzles and begin to gripe about nothing to do
Well I needed some Coffee Filters so Off to the Price Chopper, cashed in $35 in Winners, got $35 more
Sacked up some 'On Sale' Apples at a good price, found my Coffee Filters
Headed Home, popped a Glucerna, worked my Lottos for a goodie $40 Win!
And started on 'Dexter' early, only Two more episodes to end the 'Season'...
So I watched them, beginning to end and as usual he got the one he had been chasing all season
Now only Two Seasons left in the Series and I'll have to find another one to latch on
Then it was Dinner and starting on a couple more Series, see which on I might continue
It seems I sure have had a much better life than any of the people on these TV Programs
But then I stay home and behave myself and don't try the silly stuff they get into... Ho Hum
So, a slow Morning getting started on today's Blog, finishing up with Monday
Had ended the Days events when I worked that full Lotto Pack
And finished up this Morning trying to remember what I did after that...
Anyway, Now I am caught up and starting on Tuesday, Hey Hey! And the Sun is shining!
A look at the Weather report, 29 Degrees now at 8 a.m. mostly Sunny and creeping up to 41
Sure surprised to see it hit the 60s on Monday, gimmee more of that please
And then, buzzed down the road in that beeyooteefull Sunshine to the Fast Stop
As I walked in I got a Call from Lewis Jonas, good friend from the Nature Sanctuary
He was calling from North Kansas City Hospital, he was there for breathing troubles
Just letting me know, I asked if he was allowed Visitors, he sad yes, I'll plan to go
Back to Lottos, Navru was out of my $5 Tickets except for 4, got those and a $10 One
Back home to scatch off all duds! Back then to try again... He had two new ones then
So I got 6 $5 Tickets and another $10 and headed home to win this time... $25
Is that all for the Day? Can I resist trying again... Quien sabe?
Well you know how that goes, off again to the Grab and Go... Traded in $40 of Winners
Got my new ones and headed back, this time only a $20 win, and again, you know how that goes
Into the Afternoon way early then, Started on my TV shows, just nothing else going on
Started with 'Dexter, got interested and watched THREE Episodes in a row, Wow!
Then took a break for the Evening news and Weather and then back again to the Netflix stuff
Then I got a call from Pat, she had a call from Lewis also, asked if I wanted to go visit him then
It was about 6 p.m. and I thought a bit late for heading over there, maybe another time earlier in the Day
So back then to Dinner and TV and finished up another long long Day
Monday, Monday, so good to me? Monday mornin', will it be... all I hope it will be?...
Well so far, so good... Except 'that Car' is still out front, nicer for it to be gone
At least the Weather looks good, 41 now and 54 later, but mostly Cloudy and I don't care for that
So it's President's Day... No one seems to pay much attention to this 'Holiday'
I have voted for every Republican President since Eisenhower, not sure I'll Vote next time
I didn't vote for Harry Truman, I wasn't old enough, but he was my Neighbor in Independence Missouri
And I did service his IBM Executive Typewriter in his Museum Office in Independence in 1962
I had the Typewriter flipped up and working on it, he walked in, gave a big Grin and said...
"That dam thing broke again?"... I replied... "Well it is an IBM you know"...
The only Gardening done so far by 6:30 a.m. is a look at AeroGarden Three, raised the Grow Light again
Lots more tiny Blooms, still only three Tomatoes on the Plant, one tiny ripe one in the Fridge
I guess I need to sample that one as a mini appetizer, remind me at Dinner time
So where to? Hadn't hit the Minit Mart for a while, stopped in there, they only had 3 of my $5 Tickets
So, next door to the Price Chopper to get the rest of my favorites and home to scratch only $10
And nothing on the agenda for the rest of a long Afternoon ahead... Oh woe... Blah!
So what the heck, It's only Money... Back to the Price Chopper to buy another whole Pack
Yeah I know you only win a bit more than half back, BUT... The BIG one may be hiding in one
Got my Pack, headed back to scratch scratch and scratch... And only wn $165 back this time
Anyway I still have that $165 worth that I can go waste to buy some more losing Tickets
OK, enuff Monday, let's go try Tuesday...
Hey! It's Sunday already! Can Monday be far away now? Sure hope not... I don't like Weekends
And a look at the Weather for the Day... Ooooops! 26 Degrees at 6 a.m. I thought Joe said it would warm up
Oh yeah, that's later, saying it would hit 51 later, that's more my style... And... 'partly' Sunny
Doggone, sped through the 'Jumble' Puzzle today and darn, ain't no Crossword on Sunday I like
Well what else is there to do at 6:30 a.m. on a boring Sunday Morning?
Then 8 a.m. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Lookee there at that bright Sunshine in my Window! Warming up yet?
A peek out on the Window Cam, looks like some Ice still on the Car Windshields
And nope, only says 27 at the moment but... keep it up please... Need to go out for Lottos and Coffee
Then slipping on to about 10 a.m. and into the Shower, a Shampoo and Shave and clean Clothes, Oh yeah...
And then my Back Brace on over my T-Shirt for another try, see how long I can put up with it
Still OK at 11 a.m. and the Ice on the Windshield is gone and the Sun is bright
Whoooopee! and the Temp is up to 44 Degrees, time to head out for the Price Chopper
At the Chopper... Cashed in my $25 worth of Winners, bought $40 more, got my Coffee and Glucerna
Back at El Ranchito I popped a Cold Glucerna from the Fridge, worked my lottos for $40 in Wins... even up
Well that ain't no Win! So where to go lose the rest of that 'Investment'?
Hadn't been to the Grab and Go for a couple Days, maybe they have some good ones? Vamos a ver...
So I buzzed over there, Hola Juan... Quiero Tarjetas buenas! Traded in my Wins for Eight more
Tickets that is, not Winners, back Home I scratched off Eight losers... Boo Hoo
Then a knock knock, who's there? The little Lady from yesterday with a big Sign and wanting to do a Video
First I showed her on my TV what I had posted in my Blog and then on Facebook and she was impressed
Then I held the Sign and repeated some of what I said to her on Saturday... About Bloomberg
So where does that Video go, I should have asked her, maybe I will be famous... ya spose?
On into a boring but bright and Sunny Afternoon... what to do? Go lose some more Money I guess
This time I headed to the Fast Stop, Navru's off Day, the little guy from Nepal was there
Got another handful of Lottos, back for my last try of the Day... This time a $20 win.... Oh well
That was about it for ... uhhh, what Day is this? Oh yeah Sunday... OK... see ya Monday?
WOW! Where did this Morning go? 8 a.m. already and just now starting on Today's Blog!
Well, didn't get up until nearly 6, that's kinda late for me ususlly...
Anyway all my Morning Computer runaround done now and looking for something to do
Well haven't checked the Weather yet, I think Joe said it would be a tad better?<
OH YES! A lot better Weather Day! Says 33 Degrees now at 8 a.m. Headng to 47 Tops and that's almost Warm!
Sure better than the 'High' of 12 Degrees for Friday anyway, Gimmee more!
Decided to try my back Brace again... What? for the 4th Time maybe, well it's not all that comfy
Anyway, got it positioned, not feeling all that uncomfortable, see how long that lasts
On through that drab Day, hey I need some Coffee... Back to the Price Chopper, traded in my $10 Win
Got into some chat with a guy buying Scratchers, and then a friend that dropped by
Picked out my new Lottos and forgot to buy my Coffee and headed back and what? Won $30 this time
Again, you already know the end of this Story, 'MY Day' just seems to end just after Noon
Anything other that a long TV Afternoon of TV and a Dinner Finale
There was one tiny exception though, a knock on my Door in late Afternoon
A nice young lady knocked on my Door and handed me a pamphlet from Mike Bloomberg and asked a couple Questions
She asked me what I thought of her Candidate, I told her I was a Republican had always voted that
And that I didn't like any of the Democrats running for this and that reason... But...
I sure did not like Trump at present and that Bloomberg had been a Republican in his past
That he didn't need anything from the American People and just might be the best choice running
Then she asked if she could take some Video of me saying that, I said I would rather not
She asked if she might come back Tomorrow and continue our talk, sure why not, I like to talk