So what's on the Agenda for the Day? Just try to finish that last Blog Photo Video
It is already pretty well completed except for today's Photos if any and the Grand Finale
And I am going to start on that right NOW!
6:45 a.m. and FINISHED! I added Five Photos from Sunday, need a couple more Today
I already have the Finale set up so after I add Today's Photos (if any) I can render and upload
That's the last one of the Year, and then next Year? Quien sabe?
And... Time for Breakfast, a slice of the latest Pumpkin Pie with Cool Whip and it was De Lish!
Then off on that Cloudy Drippy Morning to the Fast Stop for my daily dose of Lottos
I chose Four potential Winners and gave Navru a $20 Bill, then some chat and 'Feliz Ano Nuevo'
And then headed back Home, still Cloudy and Drippy and Dreary, and back inside that warm cave
And scratched off my $20 worth of Lottos to win $15 back, should that be all for this Year?
Something to do then, try to find an end for my Video, peeked out the Window, hey! snowing out there in the Rain!
Maybe that would make a nice ending for the Year? Got some Video out the door with my Phone
Then added it to the end of the Timeline, that just might work, set it to rendering at 1:45 p.m.
And then uploaded to Vimeo and ready to watch on my TV at 4:30 p.m. (after the News)
On to New Years Eve, quietly, made some Cole Slaw, will gnaw on some Turkey with my Movie
I will Hit the Hay at my usual early Hours and just might wake up for the Fireworks at Midnight
So, 26 degrees out there at 6 a.m. Brrrrrrr again, back to the cold, and Sunny they say but only going to 29
I hope the Street isn't slick this Morning, it was misting some last night around 6 p.m.
I did have the Blazer started yesterday and charging in case it would be slick but then I took it to the Shop
So, hope it's OK but if not, the Doctor can wait until I can get up that hill
Off to the Doctor at 8:30 a.m. And the hill was dry but the weather was COLD...
Checked in, a short wait and here's the Call... Donald... for Lab... Oh that's what it's for
My Doctor sure likes to get me needle poked, and into the lab and here comes the needle
And ouch!, not a good poke, hurt worse than usual but over quick... Now no Apointment until May
Headed back... Stopped back by the Fast Stop for Lottos... Some Chat and lottos and headed for Home
Then worked my Lottos for a $5 and $40 Win and turns out I need that and more
Got a call from Chuck's Garage, told me what the Blazer needed and the Bill would be $310.46... OH NO!
Well I did have a little extra in the Bank this month but that will put a damper on the next 4 Days
And I got a Call late afternoon, Doctor Day Friday and I thought I was all clear for the rest of the Year
This was my Primary Doc, another follow up on my last Hospital Visit I guess, he likes to check my 'Vitals'
And find some excuse to feed me some new Medicine, last time he said my Potassium was OK but 'salt' too high
Well, it's OK, I have a couple questions I wanted to ask him anyway, see if he has answers...
And that song slips into my head again... 'Gee ain't it funny... How time slips away'
Got into my editing and now it is 8:30 already and I am just finishing my cold Coffee now
Excuse me, I just need to hear that song again... Kinda makes me 'tear up'...
Well now, 10:30 a.m. and I feel a bit depressed, that forecast sounded good, partly sunny and 57 degrees
It did warm up to 53 but still cloudy and that depresses me, I want some Sunshine, gimmee some Sunshine
So, that was pretty much -IT- for my Thursday, don't I just have a ton of fun?
Finished out the Day pretty much as usual, my Movie kept me up til around 7 p.m.
Then off to beddy bye to dream of winning that BIG ONE!
What kind of Weather are we having for the first Day after Christnas and the Sixth Day before 2019?
The Weather Man says we have had 15 Days of warmer December Weather than average, keep it up please
And today will help, 38 Degrees at 6 a.m. and heading to 53 later, but Cloudy and Rain...
Oh well, we shall have the warmth anyway, ya can't always, if ever, have it all
Slipping through the early Morning, then breakfast at 9 a.m. and a peek out the Window... OH NO!
I wanted to head up to the Price Chopper first thing for bread and Milk but...
There is a river running down the middle of the Street and my Mercedes doesn't like that
Ever since they resurfaced the Street it gets slick when it is wet and the Mercedes tends to skid
Seems it is geared too low, gets off nice and fast but tends to slip on wet surfaces
Anyway, the New Year is near so I did some more editing on my new Video... 'My Year in 2018'
And since Christmas is over and little new action is expected I went ahead and finished it
Now uploading it, but I don't want to play it until the last Day of the Year
Well then, a peek at the Kitchen Gardens, those Tomato plants aren't doing much
In Garden One lots of new Blooms look healthy but the plant looks kinda wilty
And so, about 1 p.m. I checked the Weather, looked like the Rain had stopped
I peeked out the Door, yeah, still wet but the river had stopped running down the Street
So, on with my Jacket and headed to the Price Chopper, Traded in a $5 Winner, added $20 for five Tickets
Then, picked up a head of Cabbage, a loaf of Bread, a carton of Milk, some Eggs on Sale, 99 cents a Dozen
And a half gallon of my new 'Wine', Cranberry/Grape Juice... Well I am on the wagon temporarialy
Back home top scratch off a $15 Winner, Oh well, and start on Dinner prep
Looks like a Roast Chicken Thigh, Mashed Taters and Green Beans... Maybe some Cranberry Sauce
Set that going and on to the Afternoon TV, sure quite a 'not much going on' Day... ho hum
Later, plated that Dinner, hotted it up some in the M/W and quite tasty, yes ma'am...
Then on to finish my Movie, checked out front about 5:30... Tree lights usually come on then
HUH? The ones on the little Spruces were lit but the two on the bigger ones were dark...
So, just a too dreary and cloudy Day to charge them up, gimmee some Sun tomorrow please
And I added my special Christmas Video I made a few years ago for this Day of Christmas
And... up and not quite at 'em at 5:30 Christmas Morning, Ho Hum ...what a lot of Dreams
And no bad ones to spoil the mood either but I can't remember just what they were
So, what's for the Holiday? And I have nothing planned, just find a place open for Lottos
Lately I have just been getting them at the Price Chopper and the Fast Stop, rarely now at the Minit Mart
The Price Chopper will be closed for Christmas so looks like the Fast Stop again
Well the Weather looks better than they reported on the news, 38 degrees at 6:30 a.m.
And heading to 49 later but cloudy, nutz! But not saying rain like the weather man said
OK... Off to the Fast Stop, most everything else close is closed for the Day
A lot of chat with Navru, interrupted by Customers of course, but I spent about an hour there
We do a lot of discussing our different opinions about this and especially that
Then I traded in my $15 worth of Winners, added a Twenty and got Seven Tickets
At home I scratched away and came up with WOW! $15 in Wins! Phooey for that try
And then... gorgeous Sun out front but what to do the rest of the long Day ahead?
Well, not much... Some TV catchup with the News and whatever, some sampling of Pat's Goodies gifts
Some nibbles of the Christmas Ham with my Evening Movie, just taking the Day very easy and slow
Just an easy Afternoon and Evening quietly using up the Holiday... And that was it... Feliz Navidad...
So off to the Fast Stop, some chat with Navru starting off with 'Feliz Navidad'
And then I asked him if he knew what 'Yule' was and how the Pagans celebrated that
And how the Christians took over the Pagan Celebration time to make it Christmas
So we talked about that and looked stuff up on our Phones, always some discussion down there
And that was with more interruption than usual... a unusual crowd of Customers coming in
We finally ran down and I got my Lottos and headed back home, he was out of a couple of my favorite Cards
And I only won ONE $5 Ticket... so I have to go back to the Price Chopper to try the Cards he didn't have
So, again no plans for the pre-Christmas Day, well maybe a special Dinner for Christmas Eve
Shall we have Turkey or Ham, I have plenty of both, Turkey from Thanksgiving and then my Christmas Ham
OK, let's have Turkey tonight and then Ham for tomorrow, that should suit
And that Dinner closed out my Christmas Eve, along with a Movie and some Music
Then off to some more Dreams and then Christmas Day all Day tomorrow
Hmmm, speaking of Dinner, I better set something out to thaw, the Day already has slipped to 2 p.m.
What sounds good? I have Turkey and Ham and Chicken and Pork and whatever, Pork? yeah I'll have a Sandwich
And maybe BBQ Beans or Tater Salad to go with it... Heading to the Kitchen now >>>
That ended another nice Weather Day and a not much gong on Day as usual
And tomorrow? Hah! Christmas Eve and get my Stocking hung bt the Fireplace I do not have
But I think that Santa already hit my place the Day that Patricia visited
Hey Hey, Forecast says Cloudy but bright Sunlght is pouring through my office window!
The Temp is only 38 but maybe that Sun will warm up the Car for me on the way to the Fast Stop
And not too uncomfy on the way up the Hill and down the Hill to the Fast Stop
A lot of chat with Navru and then traded in $55 worth of Winners, bought $35 worth of Tickets
Then won a very nice $100 Ticket and followed with a fair $10 Win, headed back to cash in
And, that was the Day, all the action, if any, was in the Morning, just the usual afternoon
Eased through the Afternoon and finished the Day with another Amazon Prime Movie
And Sunday tomorrow? Thinking another dull Day in store for that Day
What else for the Day? I need a first run up to the Price Chopper for a couple Christmas Party items
Might drop off Pat's Pumpkin Pie on the way, so in case she walks down here she won't have to carry it Home
Other that no plans for the Day, just have a nice Visit keeping Pat entertained
I have a lot of Christmas stuff to show but will do what she wants to see and do
Ans she called about 8 a.m. 'Are you OK with a Visitor today?' 'Well yes... Come on down'
So that's set for about 1 p,m, her usual time of arrival...
Into the shower to get ready for the Day, Bright Sun in my window then at 8:45 a.m.
A little Blogging update and some Screen Shot editing, then time to head to the Price Chopper
Just got my Lottos and a box of Chocolates for my Guest, had a $5 Winner to trade
Added a $20 and bought Five Tickets, HAH! won on Three, a $20, $20 and a $15... Not too bad
Just a few minutes before 1 p.m. here comes my Guest down the Hill in sunny warmer Weather bearing Gifts
I had the Window Cam on and made a short Video of the start and end of her Visit for Holiday times
The festivities wound down and finished with a third episode of Bobby Flay
Then I brought the new Pumpkin Pie out of the Fridge, she installed it in her Pie Carrier
Then it was 'Hasta la Vista' and she began the long climb back up the Hill to Home
My Day was pretty much done by then, some Nibbles, some TV, some sampling of Pat's gifts
And then off to dreamland to try to rest up for more good Days to come
So... my new Christmas Tree lights, they are now on the little Spruce Trees
I didn't get them out until the Afternoon and it was too cloudy to charge them up
So they didn't light last Night, hope we get some Sun to charge them up today, says clear now
Temp now 39, heading to 45 but also says cloudy for the Day, hope that 'clear' hangs on a while
OK, headed out into that 39 Degree Morning, dreary and cloudy, yuk... Gimmee some Sun
Checked the new Tree Lights, made sure they were turned on, held my Hand over the power unit, lights turned on
Then checked the second one on the Hill, same-o... Lights now charging on both sets
Then off to the Fast Stop, found a Dime in the Parking Lot, then Bueos Dias and Dubra Utra
Traded in a $10 Winner, added a $20 Bill and bought 5 Tickets, then some chat and headed back
Scratched away, doggone, only Two $5 Winners, I could use a big one just about now
Oh well, on to the Day and what to do, Nothing I can think of at the moment...
And then I put the Frozen Pumpkin and Pie Crusts out to thaw for my Afternoon project
After a couple Hours, back to the Bakery to make Pie, In the big Bowl with Four cups of Pat's Pumpkin
Then sugar, Evaporated Milk, Eggs, Cinnamon, Ginger and Cloves, is that it?
Into the Oven and back to the TV, some Bobby Flay Cooking and then time for the Pie
Two more Pumpkin Pies from Pat's Gift Pumpkin
Off to North Kansas City Hospital at 9:30 a.m. Easy traffic, got there early (as usual)
Checked in, a short wait and into the little Room, the questions and the tests and the 'Doctor will see you soon'
And in comes the Doctor and his Nurse, a really friendly guy, asked his questions and checked here and there
Then said, yes an Aneurism but not large enough for treatment... We'll check again in a Year!
Now... at age 87 (almost) what better news than that can be expected for the next Year?
That sure brightens my outlook on life from what it was when I heard I had that condition, yes ma'am!
On to the Day, clouding up and not getting much warmer then, if at all, well 51 at Noon, not all that bad
Waiting for my new Tree Lights to be delivered, wanted to put them on the Trees but... a little cold and windy
A piece of Apple Pie and some TV News sounded better for the moment, lets get that late Breakfast down
So, checking the Email, see when my Lights would get get here, said they shipped USPS and it was already here
That meant up in the MailBox, so I tooled up there and got my Lights, unpacked them and untangled them
What a mess of wires and plastic Fireflies, got then unwound and took one set out front
So what about that other Tree? My back was hurting... but... Braving the Chill, back out again
Climbed up the steep parking lot next door, stepped over the curb next to the Tree
Set the Power Unit in the Ground and then wound the lights around the Tree, a little neater this time
Now, really cloudy, don't know if the units will charge, and light the Lights tonight
I'll take a peek when the Trees in front light up, if they do, and then check the new ones
And that took me until about 4 p.m. Time to close the activities for the Day and ease into bedtime
So, made a Turkey Sandwich, dished up some BBQ Beans, found a Movie and TVed until Bedtime
Kind of a busy day after all, as I barely remember on Thursday Morning...
8:15 a.m. and I am bored already! Must be something interesting to do, done with my Morning stuff
Eased through my Puzzles super fast this time, ho hum, just poured my Coffee, what's to do now?
Tomorrow Morning is scheduled already though, another Dcctor Appointment at 10 a.m at NKC Hospital
On my last CT Scan they saw an 'aortic aneurism' and my Primary Doctor said I should check that
I read up on that procedure online, not a minor thing to discover and not something I want for sure
They will check the size of the enlargement and may determine whether it is urgent or not
I'm not sure that I want to undergo the endoscope 'Stint' treatment and certainly not the 'open' procedure
But let's not dwell on negative things, let's go get some winner Lottos... where today?
Something else for Wednesday... There are two Dwarf Spruce Trees I planted beside the ones in pots
The one in the Tub next door and the one up the Stairs on the other side, candidates for Lights
So on Monday I ordered new Lights for each of those trees, to be delivered Wednesday
So after I get back from the Doc and those lights are delivered, another small project awaiting
And then the usual Afternoon and Evening wind down, TV, Dinner, Movie, gave up about 7 p.m.
Took my Pills and off to Dreamland and I'll sing you a song before I hit the Hay
OK, here we go again, Sunday's Blog updated and Posted, a start on Monday's
Sipped my Juice, started on my Coffee, worked my Puzzles, checked my Bank and Email
And now at 6:30 a.m. What's to do? Bored already... And no ideas so far for this long but nice Day ahead
Well I have a $15 Winner Lotto to trade and the Fast Stop is due so that will be the first stop
But before I head out... Later after my Shower and maybe some Breakfast... How abut Ace Hardware?
They finished the Store and opened for Business a few Days ago and I have Photos from the start
So how about an animated .gif, OK let's do it... how about this one?
Well that trip was fun but not profitable, lots of repartee with Navru, then traded in $15 and $15 of Winners
Got 6 Tckets, headed home to win my $30 back, that's not the way to win, just a way to break even
But never being satisfied... back to the Price Chopper to try again, traded in my $30 Win
Bought 6 More Tickets, headed back and scratched them off to win a $10 and $50 Ticket... Yeah!
And another better than average Winter Day and Mike says more to come
OK, had a piece of that Apple Pie, pretty tasty, and five pieces to go and then what's next
Pat is coming to visit soon, thought I would ask whether she would like Pumpkin Pie or Spice Fruit Cake
Then I could have that ready when she comes, going to bake both before Christmas though
And I was thinking a Ham for Christmas, actually from now to Christmas, takes me some time to eat a Ham
I took a peek online at the Price Chopper Ads, Hey Hey, Smithfield Ham on sale $1.38 a Pound!
So I headed up there fast, no hurry, a big stack of Hams back there, and I got a 9 Pounder for $12
Headed back to hot up the Oven and dump it in, maybe some Ham for Dinner tonight?
I got that chore done, stored most all of the Ham in the Freezer and fridge
Saved enough out to make a Sandwich to go along wth my BBQ Beans for Dinner
So that was a pretty good Sunday, now my favorite Day is on the way... Favorite next to Pay Day that is
Just checking on Facebook, they had one of my Video 'Memories' posted today
Seems a good Idea to repost it here too, one of my better Christmas Videos.. Yes Ma'am
10 a.m. and look what's coming in my Office Window, what's all that bright Light anyway
I think it means we are going to have another fine Day away from this usual Wintry Weather
2 p.m. started on my Apple Pie, I got some rolled up Piecrust for that
I got frozen crusts for my Pumpkin Pies I will do later, then got out my Peeler, Corer, Slicer
And started getting the Apples ready for my pie... Then the apples in a pot
I like to precook the Apples a bit so they will be nice and tender after the Pie bakes
Then some Sugar, Cinnamon and Allspice in with the Apples, let them get nice and juicy
And then into the bottom Crust, the top Crust, crimp the edge and into the Oven at 3 p.m.
Well that decision can wait until I get in the mood to bake something again...
And that's all for Saturday Folks...
Some good news from the TV Weather man, says we have a Week or more of warmer Weather ahead
I can sure use as much of that as they want to throw my way, I just don't like the cold
Feel just a bit of a chill this Morning, what's for Today anyway?
My computer Weatherman says 35 Degrees and Cloudy now, Sunny and 48 later, I guess I can handle that
But at this precise moment I can't think of anything to keep me busy and interested
Oh, just thought of something... Wouldn't take much time though, my Dwarf Spruce Christmas Tree lights?
Wonder where I stashed them? I guess I could hunt them up and hook them up, Huh?
OK, I found them in the Pantry, now we wait until it warms up a bit out front
Then some Sun to charge them up and some Night time to show them off
'Funny... How time slips away'... When you're having fun, like making that Video Clip
Headed out into that Sunny Day about 11 a.m. for the Price Chopper and my Lottos
Splurged and bought Five $5 Tickets, and back to see what Lady Fortune brought me
Well now, nice, a $10 and #20 Win but that's only a $5 profit, need to do better than that
So, headed out again to the Fast Stop, and saw that the new Ace Hardware was open for Business!
On down the Hill to the Fast Stop, Buenos Dias and Dubra Dien... And cashed in my Tickets
Then a lot of chat with Navru and Customers that wandered in and out, finally headed back
This time only scratched off one $10 Winner from Six Tickets, that sure won't pay the rent
Had warmed up some and still bright Sun, let's go hook up the Spruce Tree Lites
Dug away some pebbles, dug a little hole for the Power Unit stake, mounted the Two of them
Then placed the Lights on the little Spruce Trees, might take some rearrangement later<
So all done with the chores of the Day (What chores?) and on into the Afternoon
Decided to try another T-Day Dinner, still most of that Turkey and Dressing in the Freezer
Set out some of that stuff to thaw and then on to a TV afternoon
5:30 p.m. Took a look out front to see if my Christmas Tree Lites were working, yep, let's get a Photo
Not all lined up just perfect but that will do for a start, just a bit chilly out there
Maybe take another look on Saturday, supposed to be nice and warm around Noon, yes sir...