~ Donald Lee Smith ~



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~ Thursday, November 30, 2017 ~
~ Another Plant Experiment ~
~ Happy Pay Day Tomorrow ~

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~ Another .gif Animation I made for my Video ~

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Thursday Morning 5 a.m. Up and at 'em again... What's the Weather? Again looks about like Yesterday
Except a tad cooler at 39 Degrees to start but back into the 50's later, saying partly Sunny
So what to do after getting my Morning Computer Routine done?... back to that Video again
Edited and added the Photos I had on my Blogs until November 30th... and done for the moment!
Now I will just add Photos and events as they happen until the end of the Year

Then off into the Sunshine and warming Temperature to find my Fortune
I hit the ATM and down the Hill to the Fast Stop... Good Mornng to Navru and I bought $20 worth
Then back Home to pick up the Snail Mail trash and scratch off two $5 Wins, that ain't gonna pay the rent
Well I needed some Gas... so I headed to the Minit Mart to get a fill up. got my Gas
Then went inside to trade my Two $5 Winners for two $5 Losers, the story of my Life, yeah

And back Home to try to find something else to do, well what about that kookie item I saw on Facebook?
They said you could grow a Rose in a Potato... HUH? Well I can try that, might be a little fun to try
So I had a Potato and a Rose Bush and an empty Pot, I snipped a Branch, stuck it in a Potato
And planted that in a Pot... now let's see what happens to this latest experiment

~ Pray Tell... Just What is That? ~

Well now, again that was the end of the activity for the Day except for more Movies and TV
Poured a Glass of Apple Cider and finshed an old Henry Fonda Movie and then hunted for another one
Later dug up some Supper and then finished my Movies at about 7:30 p.m. and off to Bed
Happy Day is Coming Friday... Pay Day!

~ Thursday... Just Waiting until Friday ~



~ Wednesday, November 29, 2017 ~
~ More Photos on my Video ~
~ Kind of a Cool Drab Day ~

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Wednesday Morning, same old Routine early then back to the Video, Ho Hum all over again
I worked on that about an hour and a half, and added only 19 more Photos, well, all that editing
Gave that up at 8:20 a.m to jump in the Shower and begin my real Day, searching for Lotto Winners

First off to the Price Chopper for my Lottos and lost all but picked up some goodies I Needed
And then back to start on my Video again, on and off that project when my interest wanes or starts again
I got quite a few more Photos added, I think I am over half way now of Blog Photos I have now
And a whole Month of new prospects ahead but it has sure been boring for new Photos lately

Anyway, I checked out of Photo Editing at 3 p.m. and then off to the Kitchen and TV and whatever
More eats, drinks and TV and Movies and off to Bed at 8 p.m. At least I kept fairly busy most all Day
A few Dreams as is the usual and then I woke about Midnight, somehow wide awake and couldn't get back to sleep
So I got up, back to the Computer and worked on my Video again for about an hour and a half
Sleepy then, back to bed and slept in until my regular time of 5 a.m.

And so, on to the Day before Pay Day, Iwant to see that Bank Account full again

~ Wednesday... Same as Tuesday ~ And More Done on my Video ~



~ Tuesday, November 28, 2017 ~
~ One More Nice Weather Day ~
~ More Work done on my New Video ~

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~ Working on that Video Again ~

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Tuesday Morning, up at my regular time of 5 a.m. to start my Day and what's the Weather?
Hoo Boy! 57 Degrees to start, going to the 60s but says Cloudy, well a another nice Day ahead anyway maybe
And on to finish my Computer catchup and do an hour or so on my Video, then enough of that, slow going

Then 8 a.m. Shower and dress up time and out to find my Fortune, and where? Let's try the Fast Stop again
Off to the Fast Stop and some chat with Navru and my daily try for riches and there weren't any
Bought $20 in Tickets and lost $20 in Tickets, well that's no fun at all

For the rest of the Day, talk about a NOTHING Day and that was it, well unless you count old Movies
I watched Three Movies and some more of 'Breaking Bad' in between times working on my Video

I did get quite a bit more done on the Video, I am about halfway through my Year of 2017 now
I thought I would burn a DVD to see how what I had done so far looked on my TV
And it looked pretty good, about what I wanted but the time for each Photo was too short for me
A lot more tedious editing work with Photos than with Video, Video just runs on, Photos show one at a time
So I went back and extended the lengh of every Photo I had added so far, only a few seconds each but it makes a difference

And that was my Day, just this and that, back and forth to the TV, the Computer and the Kitchen for Nibbles

~ Tuesday... Boring but Productive ~ More Done on my Video ~



~ Monday, November 27, 2017 ~
~ Four Days til Pay Day ~ Happy Times Again ~
~ Still More work on my new Video ~

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~ Working on the New Video ~

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Up and at 'em at 5 a.m. my regular time, and off to the Races, heck, I can't even trot!
Made my Bed, put the Coffee on, mixed my Apple Juice, oh so many 'new' things to start the Day... Ho Hum
And not a thing on my mind to do except some more on my tedious Video... but at least that's something

OK, 6:30 a.m. All my Computer stuff done for the Morning, so now what? a look at the Weather?
Looking good and a bit better than Sunday, 47 Degrees at 6 a.m. and topping at 70, now I could get used to that
But I can't think of another thing to do at this time of Day... Except to try to do some more on my Video?
Not really in the mood but I'll take another shot at it

Time dragging on, started on the new Video, got the rest of April's activity added, getting bored
7:30 a.m. decided to give it up and get cleaned up for the Day and go get some Lottos
So, I trotted up to the Price Chopper, picked out my Lottos and a few other Items
Back Home to scratch off a $10 Winner and get a 'whatsapp' Message from Navru, at work at the Prce CHoppr
So I headed down there to trade in my $10 Winner, get more and some Chat and back to scratch off a $5 Win

Then 11 a.m. and another Cup of Coffee and back to working on my new Video for a while
And I kept at that for quite some time, had enough about Noon-Thirty, what else can interest me?
Well, what's in that big Bag in the Freezer? Beet Greens or Swiaa Chard? Well no matter, they taste the same
I needed some Greens anyway to go with Dinner, I'll sautee those up and see how that goes

~ Some Swiss Chard for Dinner ~

And what's all that Noise out front? Took a look, AHA, the Mowing Crew blowing Leaves off the Yards
Well my Yard full of Gold Leaves had turned to Brown anyway, the Leaves are all off the Trees now
And the Yards did need a good cleanup and I won't have to do it with Broom and Rake

~ Leaves all Gone for this Year ~

So, what's for dinner, well I had a frozen roasted Chicken Thigh, that's a start, and some Mashed Potatoes
And all that Swiss Chard, I started on that, let it defrost in my big Stainless Bowl
Then into the Skillet with Bacon and Onions, a tad of Olive Oil, when those were ready, in with the Chard
And some Salt and Pepper and a TBSP of Cider Vinegar, must have that for greens... And let that all simmer
Then I made some Gravy with Flour, Chicken Broth, Salt, Papper a little Milk, cooked it nice and smooth

On to the afternoon Movie Time, at Dinner Time I dished up everything and hotted it up and back to the TV
And Surprize, Surprize, that Swiss Chard was the best I have done in a long time, everything was tasty!
Finished out the Evening with more TV, managed to stay up until 7 p.m. and off again to Dreamland

~ Monday a little Better? ~ Good Dinner and a bit Busier ~



~ Sunday, November 26, 2017 ~
~ One More Nice Day ~
~ A Little more done on my 2017 Video ~

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Sunday, Sunday... What to do? Well now, find where to go to try for that Big Winner today
And then, maybe get at that new Video again, it is 'My Year of 2017'... and looks like it will take that long
I am writing about February's 'Events' now, So I have 10 more Months to cover before Year's End

Finished Saturday's Blog, checked Email, Facebook and my Bank, tried to work the Crossword
But it was still showing Saturday's Puzzle all filled out, so I worked the 'Jumble' but didn't win it
So, 6 a.m Sunday Morning, nothing left to play with except maybe my new Video... Ho Hum, not really ready for that

Started with the Video again and got into the Month of March, added a few choice Photos, slow going
I check the Blog I wrote at the time, select the Photos I want, then edit them to size and add to the Video
And so, only 7 a.m. but time to get at the new Day, jump in the Shower and get this show on the Road!

8 a.m and off to the Price Chopper to trade Lottos. Cashed in $28 worth of Winners, bought $25 more, only won $5
Then a little Breakfast and back to my Video, made a little more progress but it is tedious...
Well, I have until December 31st to finish it, I want to get all of 2017 in it

And then the rest of the Day, just nothing of import to relate, not even just to me
Did more on my Video, did some puttering around in the Kitchen and here and there
I did change the red Carpet around in the Lviing Room, it was wrinkling up again
One end was under the Coffee Table, causing most of it so I flipped it around and hope that wlll be better

Then I started my Movies early, kept at the TV with this and that until 7 p.m. and then gave it up
Off to Bed at least one hour later, that would help shorten the Night... and Good Night Irene

~ Sunday not Much... Monday Better? ~



~ Saturday, November 25, 2017 ~
~ Another Bright Sunny Day! ~
~ Another Living Room Change ~

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Saturday on the way starting at 4:30 a.m. Weather not looking too bad, 43 Degrees at 5 a.m. 61 and Sunny later
Nothing on my Agenda, have to think up something besides Lottos to keep busy, more work on that old Video?
So, I played with that a while, added a few Photos and then geve it up for the time being

On to 8 a.m. or so and another Idea... When they install my new Flooring I won't need that big Carpet in my Living Room
It was wrinkling up anyway since I moved the Furniture around last time when I changed my TV wiring
I mentioned to Pat I wanted to get rid of it, too big for anything else here, she said she could use it
So I started on that, had to move some things off of it and roll it up, not so easy but I did it
And now it is ready to deliver to Pat's place

~ Another Change to the Living Room ~

Then I called Pat, asked her of she was ready for her New Carpet, nope, she needed to measure to see if it would fit
So I stashed that hunk in the corner of my Office to get it out of the way until she decides

Then it was time to hunt down a Winner Lottos again, first the Fast Stop, then the Price Chopper, then the Minit Mart
Won some, lost more, but fun to try, and I am not too far behind for November that I will go broke

Then on into the Afternoon, that usual boring time, thought I would do some more on my 2017 Video
And that is some tedious doings, looking up Photos on my Blogs, then editing the ones I want
But something to do and mildly interesting and I got a few more Photos added to my Timeline

Then on to TV and Snack time and on to Dinner Time and what shall it be? We shall see later
Just found some warm-ups for Dinner, had that and fnished the Evening with a nice Bowl of Black Walnut Ice Cream

Looks like Sunday will have Weather about as nice as Saturday, will just have to find something to do>

~ Saturday Done... Sunday Coming ~



~ Friday, November 24, 2017 ~
~ The Day after the Day ~
~ Another Nice Weather Day! ~

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And... After Pat left I didn't stay up long, I tried but just coudn't make it past 7 p.m.
So off to Bed too early again and an on again and off again Night, wake up about every three hours
Last was wake up at 3:45 a.m. Give up and get up?... Nah... try again and this time made it to 6 a.m.

And back to my Computers, what did I ever do before I had them? Like talking to myself but it's good company
So, check the Bank, check my Email, check Facebook, finish and post Thursday's Blog... Start on Friday's
And then work my Crossword and Jumble online... and then jump into the Shower and get ready for the Day!

Then off to the Fast Stop to check in with Navru, traded in a $10 Winner, bought $25 worth more
Then back home in that glorious Sunshine and warm Weather (57) Degrees) to scratch off a $20 Win
Not all too happy with that, so back to the Price Chopper to try again... Needed some Nutrient Drinks anyway
Traded in my $20, bought $20 more... This time only a $5 Win, now that's the time to quit

But I didn't quit, back once more to the Price Chopper, bought $20 more, and wom $20 back and that was the time to quit
And Back again in that even more Spring like Weather then at 72 Degrees and driving wth the Windows down
I wonder if they could give another Day tomorrow like this one? Would be so nice

Into the Afternoon and time to hot up some of the Goodies that Pat left for me from her largess
After sitting in the Fridge all night, thought they would need a little freshening up
I added a little Bacon and Onions and a bit of Oilve Oil to the Green Beans, reheated them
Put the Turkey in the Oven a few Minutes to warm up thoroughly, a dash of Poultry Seasoning then onto the Plate
Added a little Butter to the Mashed Potatoes, looked a bit dry overnight in the Fridge
Finally the Cranberries in the Pot to thicken up just a bit and then in a Bowl to join the rest
Now that is more than ample as a Dandy Dish to set before the King!

~ Another Helping of Pat's Thanksgiving Dinner ~

And what's for Dessert? Well now, Pat left me a big hunk of her Gorgeous Pumpkin Pie
A nice slice of that with a dollop of Cool Whip on the Top... Luscious!

~ Anyone for some Delicious Pie? ~

And so, Dinner and TV and sleepy all over again at 6 p.m. Just couldn't stay up any longer
Hit the Hay and made it to 4:30 a.m. and couldn't get back to Sleep... So... on to Saturday!

~ So that was Friday ~ What's Next? ~



~ Thanksgiving Time is Here! ~




~ Thursday, November 23, 2017 ~
~ Thanksgiving Day 2017 ~
~ Pat bringing the Turkey Dinner! ~

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Well.. what a LONG LONG LONG.... and boring Day on Wednesday, it seemed it would never end
Got up at my usual 5 a.m. time and the time started dragging from then on...
I did a lot of running around for Lottos but after that then it was just a tedious long TV Day
I did manage to stay up until 7 p.m. Then it was a long night of Dreams and Dreams
And finally cut short when I got up at 4 a.m. to start another long long Day
But maybe more interesting and shortened by a visit from Pat bringing Thanksgiving Dinner

Anyway starting out a bit warmer at 32 Degrees and heading to a really nice 62 later
No plans yet, just see what might happen, use up the time until Pat brings Dinner this afternoon

Some memories of my Hospital Days, my weight fluctuated a lot, first it was higher and then lower
Then a couple trips back to the Doctors for follow ups, weighed less than I used to, quite a bit
So I stepped on my Scale at Home on Thursday... Hmmmm... 144 pounds, that's less than my High School Weight!
And a Photo I took Thursday Morning testing my Camera... I LOOK OLD! What did they do to me at that Hosptal?

Time slips on, what to do of interest, well I had an idea a couple Days ago, make a Video of 2017
Must have been something interesting to show again, it has been a long and pretty good Year, at least so far
And so... Felices Días! Que Pasa... I started on my new Project and got as far as my Birthday
And it does look now like this one will take quite a bit of Time and Editing to get to December 2017

And then, cleanup time and time to head out for my Lottos, first the Price Chopper and I won $10
Not satisfied with that, back to the Minit Mart for another Try and won another $10, time to quit
Spent $40 and only won back $20, no profit there looks like

On into another gorgeous Day (for November), Sunny and 57 Degrees at 2 p.m. Can't beat that
2:05 p.m. I saw Pats Truck out front, she pulled into my Parking Place I left open for her
I went out to help but she already had the Big Box and was headed in, then into the Kitchen
Set the Box on the Table, we each selected a favored libation and headed back to the Living Room for a Chat

Then we decided it was Feast Time but first selected a Movie of Pat's Choice, we went through my recordings
She chose an old favorite I liked and have seen several times.. "In the Heat of the Night"

Back to the Kitchen to heat up and dish up the Dinner, Turkey, Mashed Taters, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce
And back to 'El Teatro Imperiale' for the Movie...

~ Thanksgiving Dinner with Pat ~

And what was there to say after that Interlude, just good Food, good Movie, good Company, just a good Day
On into the Evening and then time to depart and finish out each of our Days, quite a pleaant Thanksgiving Day

~ Thanksgiving Day Finito ~



~ Wednesday, November 22, 2017 ~
~ Another COLD Morning! ~
~ How about a nice Hot Pizza? ~

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21 Degrees at 7 a.m. on Wednesday and only going to a high of 43... How did we deserve this?
I went into the Hospital on October 19th, a fairly warm day, then got slapped with a cold Day when I left
And it has been this cold stuff on and off ever since, I just haven't gotten used to cold Weather yet this Year

Anyway off to the new Day at 5 a.m. again, my usual slipping out of Bed time, have to get to those Computers
Finished my catchup stuff and then checked the Email, HAH! Netflix raising their Price, already at $11.99 a Month
Well I was getting a bit bored with them anyway... so CANCEL! And I signed up at Hulu for a free Month trial
Then $5.99 for a Year and then up to $7.99... Well that is sure better than $13.99 for sure

So what for this new Day? Beats me, I do need something to do that's interesting... What what what?
Last Winter I had my AeroGardens to play with and watch grow, I got tired of that, they are now resting
Now no outside Gardening, only thing inside is one Pineapple Plant, what else did I do last Winter?

OK, 8 a.m. Still 21 Degrees but Sunny, hope for the best! Time to head to the Price Chopper
I am not so far behind on Winners for Novenber so far but I could use a nice BIG Win
Trotted out in the Cold to hot up the Blazer, might as well get as warm as I can on the way
Tooled up to the Price Chopper, traded in some Winners got some new prospects, back home to scratch

Won $15, then time for some late Breakfast... Then thought I would try some more Lottos, headed to the Minit Mart
This time no Winners at all, Oh well, it's only money... Which for me is always in short supply
Then thinking ahead, I got a hankering for Pizza, so back to the Price Chopper for a Digiorno Supreme Thin Crust
While I was there, traded for some more Lottos, won $20 this time but still a loss for the Day

And that took me up to 1 p.m. and still a sunny but very chilly Day out there at 36 Degrees
Back to the TV, took a look at Hulu, some nice old Movies and TV Shows, just might work for me
Netflix was getting overloaded with a lot of stuff that did not appeal to me, Hulu seems a lot simpler

And then on to my regular nothing much Afternoon, Started on some unfinished old Movies I had started earlier
I finished one, decided it was Pizza time, hotted up the Oven and in with the Pizza
After 20 Minutes or so it was time to pour a Glass of Vinto Tinto and Slice the Pizza and attack another Movie

~ A Pizza for TV Time on Wednesday ~

Well, finished that up at 5 p.m. Time for the local News if there is any and check the Weather for Thursday
And then try to stay up as long as Possible to try to make the night as short as I can

~ Movie Day on Wednesday ~ Turkey Day on Thursday ~



~ Tuesday, November 21, 2017 ~
~ HAH! A Video of Navru picking up his Chair Monday ~
~ And then NOTHING the rest of the Day ~

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Tuesday Morning at 6 a.m. 40 Degrees, back to the 50s later, but not like Monday
Monday was a really nice warm Sunny Day, I could use a lot more like that, this cold just doesn't suit me
And a kind of busy Day just puttering around on Monday, not a thing in mind for Tuesday yet

Well now, there is that Web Cam Video of Navru picking up the Chair on Monday, how about a silly Video of that?
Not such good Video and the Lighting and Sound not so hot but what the Heck, let's do it!

Started on that, put the Video footage on my Video Editor, did some Editing and Presto... My silly Video
Then an upload, and when that's ready, see what it looks like on the TV...
I wish he had come earlier when the Light out front was a lot better... but at least he has the Chair and he likes it


9 a.m. and 48 Degrees, warmed up a bit, now where to go for the Lottos loss of the Day?
Checking my winner list, looks like Machine Two at the Price Chopper might be ready for a big one
Well, Machine Two at the Price Chopper was not ready to give me any win, big or little

Later I won a free $5 Lotto Ticket online and took it back to the Price Chopper to trade... Won Nothing on that one
I did win $15 on another trip to the Price Chopper, but it was a loss for the Day after all

Pretty nice Day outside, pretty boring Day inside, just not feeling very peppy for the Day
And nothing much doing, just this and that and trying to find something interesting to do and having no luck
So back to the Afternoon sips and nibbles and boring TV... Ho Hum... just deep in the post-op doldrums

Well... That waa Tuesday... So far at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday not looking any better, I do need something new to do but what?
I did get a call from Pat, she is planning to bring Thanksgiving Dinner to my place on Thursday
Then it will be Chat, Nibbles and Movie time all Afternoon, a nice change from the daily boredom

~ Tuesday Finito ~ Anything ahead for Wednesday? ~



~ Monday, November 20, 2017 ~
~ Nice Warm Sunny Day! ~
~ My old Easy Chair a Gift for Navru ~

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~ A Load of Gold in my Yard ~

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Up at 5 a.m. and raring to go... (well a little bit)... The regular Computer catchup and on to the Day
In and out of the Shower, a little Breakfast, a load of wash into the Washer and off on my Lottos Treasure Trek
Thought I would hit the Fast Stop first, I have a nice big easy Chair to get rid of and Navru said he needs furniture
I took a Photo to show him, asked if he would like it, he said he sure would and will pick it up this Afternoon

~ A Surplus Chair for Navru ~

I got my Lottos and then headed back up the Hill to the Price Chopper for a couple Items
Then next Door to Walgreens for another item and then headed home to scratch off $20 in Wins, even up

And then, I wrestled that big Chair out to the Porch, covered it with a Blanket until Navru gets here
Then what? No more plans for the Day... again Ho Hum... Let's get something going here...

Then just fooling around doing little things that needed to be done and a couple that didn't
Like hook up the Web Cam in the front Window, had to run the Cable under the rug to the new Computer Position
My new Cable running is all complete now except the DirecTV Cable, it can wait until they do the Flooring
Tried some Afternoon Movies and TV, just couldn't get interested in much of anything
Just waiting then for Navru to show up, he said 4 p.m but is usually later than he says

Back to the TV to watch the boring News and wait for Navru... and wait and wait, he said he would be here at 4 p.m.
I called him about 4:30 p.m, he said he was coming soon... What does that mean? Still waiting at 5 p.m.
I had my 'Window Cam' set up and was watching outside on my Computer when I saw him finally drive up almost at 6 p.m.
Was dark out there by then, my Porch Light didn't brighten up the scene much but I did get some Video

A knock on the Door, there was Navru and his friend and ready to haul off my old Chair, he did like it very much
They lugged it to his SUV, stuck it in the back, and Navru came back in to give me his thanks

And then all quiet, time to wind up the Day, some Dinner, finish another episode of an old TV show
And off to Bed to see what might happen on a nice Tuesday

~ Monday done ~ Tuesday on the Way ~



~ Sunday, November 19, 2017 ~
~ More work on my Living Room Project ~
~ The Wienermobile Visits the Price Chopper Again ~

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~ Oscar Meyer was Back at the Price Chopper Sunday ~

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~ The Video I got at the 2013 Visit ~

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Sunday Morning up at 4 a.m. but had 9 hours of sleep... sort of, counting the Dreams
And Colder outside at 32 Degrees, but Clear and again heading to the 50s, Oh well, someone did say it's Winter now
Felt pretty good on Saturday, hoping for the same on Sunday, I do have part of my new Project to work on
Got everything moved for now except the Computer, just might move that over also, just have to reroute one Cable

OK, Saturday Blog done and Posted, Computer checks done, time for Coffee and Crossword at 5:15 a.m.
Ho Hum, all over again, only 6:20 a.m. this is gonna be a long long Day... My Crossword wouldn't work, still Saturday's result showing
What to do? Breakfast?, not hungry at all... Too early to go for Lottos, maybe go check on that Computer move?

Well now, that was so easy, 7 a.m. Computer moved to the other side of the Room, all done now but one Cable
The DirecTV Cable has to go down the same side of the Room as the HDMI Cable from the Computer to the TV
And I can do that now whenever I feel like it or even wait until they put in the new Floor

~ The Living Room Computer in it's new Home ~

And then, did my Blood Pressure again and still great! Didn't take that new Beta Blocker all Day on Saturday
And not on Sunday Morning either, looks to me like I don't need it, it is now History

Bright Sun for the Day and time to head out for my Lottos, had $30 worth to trade for $20 more 'maybes'
Stopped in at the Price Chopper, got my $20 worth of losers and headed out... Stopped to get a Photo of the Wienermobile
I showed the Video on this page on my Phone to the Oscar Meyer guy in the Photo above, he watched the whole thing
I told him I would put his Photo on my Blog and then add the link to the Video too, in case he wanted to see it full size

And once again that was 'My Day'... Does anyone remember that back in the Old Days?
Frsnklin Roosevelt's wife Eleanor used to write a daily Newspaper Column called 'My Day'
But of course that was back in 'my days' in the 30s, you probably weren't tlere
On to the usual nothing much Afternoon and Evening, sips and nibbles and a whole lot of TV, News, Videos and Movies... Ho Hum

Then somewhere in the Night I came up with another idea for another boring Video, might that a try on that Monday

~ Off to Monday and a new Week ~



~ Saturday, November 18, 2017 ~
~ One More Dark Wet Dreary Day ~
~ A New Project Started ~

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~ Nice Gold Colors ~ First Time I have seen that Shade ~

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OK... 7 a.m. on Saturday, up at 5 a.m. Mixed my Apple Juice and SmoothLax, finished and posted Friday's Blog
Checked my Bank, checked my Email, checked Facebook, hotted up a cup of Coffee and worked my Crossword and then the 'Jumble'
So Two hours of this potentially boring Day finished and then what? Well, check the Weather then

Well... Says 46 Degres and light Rain, just what I need... another Dreary Day to dampen my feelings even more
And it does say going to 59, that's not all bad... Took a peek out the Window, dark and dreary yeah, but no Rain yet
Next, checked my Blood Pressure like they said to do, and for the 5th time since I started, looking great
This Morning just about exactly like all the Experts say it should be... So there too!

Well then excuse me while I put my Sheets and Blankets in the Washer, and let's get all shined up for the Day

8 a.m. Into the Shower... ahhhhh, then Shampoo, out to dry and a nice close Shave and wowee! Don't that feel good!
I can't think of anything else that feels so good as to be clean... Yeah
OK then, where to go for Lottos?, didn't win anything at the Fast Stop Friday so decided to try a few more from Navru

Headed out the Door, the Cat was waiting in the Wet for Breakfast, went back in to get him some
Up the Hill past Navru's place, saw his Car was there so decided to go to the Price Chopper instead
I got my Lottos, then back to get some Cool Whip to make Banana/Raisin/Oatmeal Cookie Pudding and headed Home
Got some Orange Juice to sip and then worked $25 in Winners, up $5 for the Day... Oh well

Cruising on through the Day, feeling pretty good except an aching Back, now what's causing that?
Keeping busy with a little housekeeping, this and that, put the Sheets back on the Bed
Put some Goodies in the Oven for Dinner later, unloaded the Dishwasher and began loading it back... such Fun

And then I got an Idea, the next Project that will take some time... Prepare for the new Flooring
I told Tom to hold off if he could and he said just tell him three Days ahead when I wanted to go ahead
So that is pending but before they start I need to do some wire Rerouting and that's my new Project

Just thinking, get rid of the big easy Chair I don't use much, then move the Tables and Computer
Move Two Tables and the Computer to the opposits side of the Room, move one Table back from that Side
Then I can run the Wires from the Computer and DirecTV Cable down that side of the Room to the TV
That will remove the Wires from under the Rug where they are now that will be replaced by the new Flooring

And so I started on that process and bit by bit, didn't want to get too overworked moving stuff
I would move something, then sit down and watch TV, move something else, go get some thing to nibble
Worked on that most all afternoon and fially got it to the point for a recess, all done but moving the Computer

~ The Way it Was ~

~ The Way it is Today ~

So then it was time for Dinner, I had some Meatloaf in the Freezer, hotted that up, made some fresh Mashed Potatoes
Then finished that up while finishing up the TV for the Day and off to Dreamland all over again

~ A Busy Day Saturday... And Feeling a bit Better ~



~ Friday, November 17, 2017 ~
~ No Plans for Friday ~ Just see what Happens ~
~ And Nothing Happened ~

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~ I Feel sort of like this Plant Looks ~ Finished for the Season ~

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Plan for the Day... I got a free $2 Scratcher Ticket Coupon for entering losers for Prize Points, how generous!
Well the plan is to go trade that Coupon for a Big Winner $2 Ticket, well that's like blowing in the Wind
Biggest $2 Ticket I ever won was $77, and winning one is a rarity anyway, seems to me the $5 Tickets pay best

And, second Day checking out the Carvedilol Pill, took one last Night but skipped the Morning one
Again... not feeling like a 'pass out' and no going back to Bed, might just drop that one
I am again Checking my Blood Pressure now, looked good Thursday Afternoon and again great this Friday Morning

Thought I would run down to the Fast Stop to trade in my $2 Coupon, at least I can't lose on a free Coupon
Just looked out, another dark dreary Morning but then at 54 Degrees, a lot better than Thursday... and going to 68!
And then off to the Fast Stop, gave Navru my Coupon, he coudn't figure how to work it so I went to the Price Chopper

I wanted to get more Tickets too but I had forgotten my Billfold, so back home to scratch my Loser freebie... (figgers)
Got my Billfold and headed back to the Minit Mart for some Gas, then back down to the Fast Stop for my Lottos
Scratched Four, lost Four, another $20 loss, but for the Month I am only down $5 so far... not a bad take

On to the Day and it was a sunny warm Spring Day outside but I stayed inside and stayed bored
I was watching TV early and checked an old Video I had on Vimeo... Well not so old, a last new New Years Video
It was mostly done with a 'Animated .gif' of Pictures of me through the Years and later I had made a better one
So I deleted that Video online at Vimeo and re edited it, deleting the older Animation and adding the new one
Satisfied with the the Render, I uploaded it back to Vimeo, project for the Day finito...

And again, that was just about it for the Day, just working through the long Afternoon and Evening
And as I said, Ho Hum, I do need something more to do on these long boring Days...

~ A Nice Weather Day Friday... And that was just about All ~



~ Thursday, November 16, 2017 ~
~ One more Appointment for this Month ~
~ And then None util December ~

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~ Back to see Doctor Mangesh Oza ~ My very Capable Surgeon ~

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Well now, a fair night but still waking up about every two Hours to hit the Loo
Don't know why that is happening, I don't drink as much liquid as I did it seems... anyway... so tirng
But then up at 5 a.m. and not feeling too bad, still not back to the good old 'normal' though
Then no plans for the Day except a follow up Appointment with my Surgeon Doctor Oza at Noon
And then no more Appointments until December, a couple scheduled for then...

Was just wondering... The last few Mornings I have started on my Computer Routine about the usual time
First taking the Carvedilol Tablet (Beta Blocker) they sent me when I got out of the Hospital...
Then finishing my Bank, Email and Facebook checks on the Computer, started working my Crossword
And then would get so sleepy I felt like I was going to pass out and would go back to Bed
Then later after a nap I would feel OK, more or less... but then I thought... Could it be that Pill?
I looked it up online, yeah lots of side effects, decided to put it off on Thursday until after my Computer stuff
And guess what? Did my checks, worked my Crossword including a second 'Jumble' and me no get sleepy! Hmmmmmmmm...

Well now, Thursday and my last Appointment for the Month... What's the Weather for my Trek over to NKC?
Was nice and Sunny and Warm on Wednesday but now back to 31 Degrees at 7 a.m. No Bueno! No me Gusto!
But saying it will make it to 48 by Noon when I leave and then on into the low 50s...

Then the Clock ticked on to clean-up time... And feeling better than usual for the last Weeks, getting over it?
A Shave, Shower, Shampoo and then into some nice clean Clothes and ready to meet the Day
10 a.m. Ticking on to Travel time, Pat called, said she wants to ride along with me
A quick run up to the Price Chopper to lose another $20... Then back up the Hill to Pat's place at 11:15
Pulled in her Drive, she was already out walking, got in and we headed to North Kansas City, chatting all the Way

Into the Parking Garage at NKC Hospital Pavilion and then across the Bridge and up to the 6th Floor
Checked in, a short wait and ushered in by the Nurse, one that I had seen many times while I was in the Hospital
A few checks and then she said the Doctor would be in, quite a bit of a wait and Doctor Oza came in
Then the follow up Questions and Answers and what might be expected and best Wishes for the future
I don't think I could have found a better Doctor for my problem...

And then, on to the usual very boring Afternoon, I just need an idea for another Hobby to use up all that idle time
At least I was feeling some better for most all that long long Day, stil too early to Bed and getting up every two hours
Now all the Appointments done for the Month... a couple in December and then what? A new Year maybe?

~ Pretty Good Day for Thursday... Hoping for More ~



~ Wednesday, November 15, 2017 ~
~ NO APPOINTMENTS! ~
~ Sunshine Returns! ~

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~ Sunshine Flooding into my Office Window ~

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Ahhhhhhh yes! A Day of Nothing ahead, and I sure need one after all those Doctor visits
So what's the Weather for the Day? WOW! 55 Degrees at 5:30 a.m. and they say 59 Tops and SUNNY!
What does Sunny mean? All I have seen for the last Month it seems has been CLOUDY!

Then a slow start for Wednesday, no rush for anything, just taking it easy...
Finished most of my Morning routine, then took a load of Trash out to the Dumpster that was overdue
The decided to go find some Winner Lottos, on the way out, the Cat had returned and mewing to me
First time I had seen him on the Porch since I got back... so I went back in and got him some Breakfast

~ The 'Wild Cat' back for a Hand Out ~ ~

And then off to the Price Chopper for Lottos, bought $20 worth, won $5 back but still ahead afor the Month
Back then for some of 'Pat's Pie' for a late Breakfast and a TV News Catch Up
And then I did some running around, I had some low Tires on the Blazer, didn't want to bend over
So I thought I would get a 'Lube Job' and let them check everything, did that, then headed to the Fast Stop
Traded in my $5 Win for another $5 Win and chatted a bit with Navru

Back home hen to finish out a very nice Day outside but a very boring Day inside, just nothing

And so, checked out of the TV stuff at 6 p.m. then off to Bed for a fairly good Night

~ One more Doctor Appointment for Thursday ~



~ Tuesday, November 14, 2017 ~
~ Another Appointment at 10 a.m. ~
~ Stress Test Completed ~ Results... Great! ~

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~ The 'Medical Building' at NKC Hospital ~

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Tuesday Morning 6 a.m. After a better night than usual lately, must have been that pain Pill I took
So what's the Weather for my trip? Oh... A little warmer start at 51 Degrees so far, a bit better than Monday
And for what Appointment? I don't know yet, it's at one of the 'University of Kansas' Cancer Medical Centers'
This Clinic located in the 'Medical Building' at the North Kansas City Hospital complex, that is a big place

OK... 8:30 a.m. Time for a Shave, Shower and Shampoo and clean Clothes and get ready to head out
Still Cloudy but up a Degree to 52... A bit better than on Monday's trek and if lucky not as far to walk from the Car
So, I headed out about 9:45 a.m. got to the Medical Building right on time, and got a close Parking spot
Up to the Second Floor, down the Hall and there it was... More papers to fill out, why don't they share with the others?
Into the Exam Room for questions and checks, then the Doctor came in to tell me what it was all about
And it was mainly just a 'Follow Up'... Keeping an eye on me to see how things work out, then they took a Blood Draw
Then She said I was all done for the present, would schedule me in Three Months for more checks
And the bright spot was... They saw no need for any 'Chemo' as most everything indicated it was not necessary

That was that and I headed back, got Home at 11:30 a.m. and what to to the rest of the Day? As usual... nothing
Well I needed to eat something and did need a couple things from the Price Chopper...
And I had an Award coupon for 5% off the Goodies and so back to the Price Chopper to chop Prices
Bought extras of everything I needed so I could use the Coupon to the best effect, only a couple bucks off though
And back to unload and on to the rest of the dreary Afternoon

And then a Phone Call from the Cardio people, the guy said the Test result was Great and no problems
So maybe that's the end of that part, looks like this extra stuff is winding down some, next... a follow up by the Surgeon

That Appointment is on Thursday and that seems to be the last for November... and I sure hope so

Finished out the Day as usual... Bored... and off to Bed too early again

~ Another Tuesday disposed Of ~



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