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~ Tuesday, January 14, 2020 ~
~ Warmer Morning ~ Nice Sunny Afternoon! ~
~ More Lotto Wins! ~

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~ Quote for the Day ~

~ ¿ Quién sabe lo que acecha el mal en el corazón de los hombres ? ~

~ ¡ La Sombra lo sabe ! ~

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And I believe it is Tuesday... My How Time slips away, halfway through January already!
And waking up to a warmer Morning... Says it is 39 Degrees out there at 6 a.m. and heading to 47
Well Joe was off One Degree, he said a top of 48... But Cloudy... my Forecast says now

So what for Today? Need to take my new Jeans back to the UPS Dropoff for return
Either I ordered the wrong Size or they made a Mistake, Oh well, I ordered again
But first a short run to Platte City and a stop on the way back at the Grab and Go for my Lottos

Forgot to mention the big event of the Afternoon on Monday... Tom installed my new Thermostat
So far I think it is working better, a more overall even Temperature unless it is my Imagination
Anyway, the old one was there for over 20 Years and this one is better looking and easier to reset

Well now, peeking out on the Window Cam, Joe was right again, Babee it's Foggy out there
Hope that clears up a little when I head up the Highway about Nina Klock
And OH! So bored now at 7:30 a.m. Just nuthing to do... well go get cleaned up I guess

And that I did and at 9:15 a.m. Fed the Cat and then off to the UPS store and dropped off my return
And then headed down back the Hiway to the Fast Stop to trade in a $15 Win and buy $40 worth of Losers
And then West on Hiway 45, then up Hiway 435, arrived at 9:45, checked it signed my Paper and headed back South
And back Home to scratch my Losers at 10:30 a.m. And now at 11 a.m. WHAT TO DO?

So, had a few of Pat's Birthday Cookies with some Ho Hum TV and decided to go lose some more money
And still using my Big Win Money from earlier, a couple Hundred left but dwindling now
Then headed to the Price Chopper, got $20 worth of Tickets at the Service Counter
Then over to Machine Two to get $20 More, and Home James! Time to scratch again

This time again all Duds EXCEPT for One nice $50 Win... HAH! Now let's go see Juan
So I took off for the Grab and Go again... Hola Amigo... Traded in my $50 Winner and got in $50 Tickets
Then back at el Ranchito to scratch off ony a $20 Winner, Oh well, that was winner Money anyway

Quit then? You kidding?... I saw I needed Gas so I headed to the Minit Mart, filled up and headed inside
Traded in my $20 Winner, got $35 More tries, headed back for the last Scratch of the Day
Then scratched off a $5 win, well a start, Then a $20 Win... Hey Hey... And then a $100 Win! HOORAY!

~ I Think I made a Profit on Tuesday ~

And so, well did I lose or make a profit for the Day? Well my FUN was my Profit and I did OK on Wins
I know I still have $125 of my last $500 Win... And that $120 in new Wins to collect, not bad...

OK... That took me up to 3 p.m. Time to set out some Dinner makins and see if anything on TV is interesting
I have all those Chicken Thighs to start on and still Six Pork Chops in the Freezer
Time to start on that Chicken Today... Excuse me while I set out my Dinner prep

And that I did, back to the TV to finish out another active Day... Let's do it again

~ Tuesday ~ Hey Hey ~ Pretty Good Day! ~



~ Monday, January 13, 2020 ~
~ Cold Dark Start ~ Bright Warmer Day ~
~ A Welcome Sunny Afternoon ~

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~ Chops from Now to Then ~

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Monday again! Yeah! And nothing on the Agenda except to roast my Poke Chops whenever...
Well get some winner Lottos too, yesterday was just Seven Losers! BAH HUMBUG!

Is it gonna warm up some? I think Joe said so, hmmmm, not yet, says 25 Degrees at 6 a.m.
But then says SUNNY! WHOOOOPEEE! And heading to 46 and that's almost warm...
More important is what's for tomorrow for that drive to Platte City with no working heater
AHA! Still says Sunny and a bit higher Temp at 48 degrees, that should work out OK

Well now, some Garden talk... All the Plants in the Living Room Garden were looking good
Then I harvested the Lettuce, it was OK, then one Pepper plant kind of withered
I removed it and planted more Lettuce there... Then the other Pepper plant bloomed
But now the Blooms have died back and looks like the plant is giving up

~ Pepper Plant giving Up? ~

And that Lettuce replant, going nowhere, I think because the Grow Lights were raised for the other tall plants
Or? Too many Seeds in that Pod? I am waiting to see what happens, maybe just the Tomato Plant will survive

~ Where's the Lettuce? ~

And the Tomato Plant is full of little Bloomlets... Where are the Tomatoes?
They are going to be tiny Tomatoes so I guess they are 'Tomatoettes'?

~ Lotsa Blooms on the Tomato Plant ~

And them there Poke Chops in the Oven at 8:30 a.m. Moving right along
Sprinkled them with some BBQ Dry Rub for taste... No Smokin today... It's COLD out there

9:30 a.m. BAH! 26 Degrees and Mostly Cloudy it says... and it IS!
And there is ICE on my Windshield! Where is that Sunshine they forecast?
I wanna head to the Price Chopper, need some Glucerna and some more loser Lottos

And at 11 a.m. there was NO Ice on my Windshield and I took off for the Price Chopper
And then 'Twas a Foggy Morn in Parkville Town'... They said it was 'Dense' looked 'Light' to me
And there I picked out $40 in Lottos, got some Bleach, Cat Food and Glucerna, what a selection!
Then headed back to scratch off only $30 in Wins, well you know how that goes

OK, that wasn't enough losing for the Day, where to next? Hadn't been to the Fast Stop for a couple Days
So down the Hill, traded in my Winners, got another Handful and Surprize!... A BirthDay Present!

~ Birthday Gift from the Fast Stop ~

And back up the Hill and back in for the rest of the Day and to scratch away and LOST another $30!
So then, all my special cooking done for the Day, time to start the wind down to Evening
Think I could find a Movie that doesn't bore me to death? Let's go see

For my Finale, a newly Roasted Pork Chop, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes and TV
So what else is new? Nuthin around here

~ Monday ~ Ready for Tuesday ~



~ Sunday, January 12, 2020 ~
~ Yes Ma'am ~ It Was COLD Outside! ~
~ But I nade it to the Price Chopper ~

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~ My Morning After ~ Still Looks Like Yesterday ~

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A 'Happy Day after the Day?' We shall see, I need to get the Snow off the Car and get to the Price Chopper
And buy some Lottos, first Day I missed buying Lottos since those unhappy Days in 2018
Or do you remember when I fell then and had a 4 Day Hospital stay? I kinda remember that

And I need Glucerna and Juice and something to cook if and when... What sounds good?
I am finally all out of the Goodies I made for the Last couple Holidays except for Christmas Cake
And Oh yes, a little of that Turkey Dressing Mix still in the Freezer

Well, no hurry, looks like... it is 22 Degrees out there at 8 a.m. Forecast sounds better though
Saying heading to 40 Degrees and Sunny but I don't see even a tiny Sun Beam as of yet

OK, let's check the Gardens, new Blooms on the Way in the Living Room and the Kitchen
Don't know if we will get any more from the big Impatiens Plant in the big Pot

~ New Daisy Bloom ~

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~ Geranium on the Way Again ~

Hey Hey! On the Way, Sun peeking out at 10:30 a.m. Is it gonna warm up? Hasn't yet today
Been working on my '2020 Year' Video, and just had the next to last piece of my BirthDay Cake
Getting bored in here and want to get out but still skeeered of that COLD!

Anyway... Noon Time, Sun bright out front, put on my heavy Jacket, Gloves and Cap
Grabbed my Broom and out into that 27 Degrees of Cold, Sun not helping much yet
Looked like Five Inches of Snow on top of the Mercedes, started sweeping it off
And under the Snow a heavy layer of Ice... DARN! Looks like I ain't goin anywhere right away
Got most of the Snow off and then back inside to warm up

Time Marches On! 2 p.m. and the Temp up to 30 Degrees, they were saying 40 at 3 p.m.
Wish it was now, get that Ice off my Windshield and get up to the Price Chopper
But the Sun went away and a lot of dark Clouds out there now... Phooooey!
In between times I chopped up some Taters, Onions and Celery, making some Tater Soup for later

OK, ready to tackle the Snow about 3 p.m. Headed out with some warm Water to get the Ice off my Windshield
Nope, no need, Ice all gone! Yippee, got in and headed up the Hill, street wet but no Ice

At the Price Chopper, cashed in $35 worth of Winners, got my Scratchers and then my Goodies
Needed this, that and some of the other, loaded up and headed Home, the Cat was waiting for me
Well, I got some Chicken Thighs so I'll have some skin and fat trimmings for him

Put my stuff away, trimmed the Chicken Thighs, put them in the Pan and seasoned good
Put my Chicken in the Oven to roast and took the trimmings out for the Cat and back to the TV

~ Lunch for the Cat ~

On to another long TV Evening, tried Two new Netflix Series, didn't like either much, oh well
Took the Chicken out of the Oven to cool, later removed the skin for the Cat, the Thighs in the Fridge
For Dinner I had my Potato Soup, The Chicken for Eight Dinners to come

~ Lotsa Chicken for Whenever ~

Bought a big Pack of Pork Chops too, need to roast then for more Dinners later
And that wound up a long Day but I made it through...

~ Sunday ~ Yes Ma'am... COLD DAY! ~



~ Saturday, January 11, 2020 ~
~ Happy 88th Birthday to Me! ~
~ I was Dreaming of a White Birthday! ~

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~ From January 11th in 1932 ~ To January 11th in 2020 ~ It's Been a Long Long Time ~

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Well... Here we are again and Happy Birthday to Me! In 2018 I wasn't sure I would make it to 87 years
And here it is January 11th in 2020 and I am still making noise on my Blog, Oh well... Grin and Bear it

And it is back to Wintertime today after about a week of an early Springtime warmup
I hope we get over this Snow and cold some before next Tuesday for my Annual trip to Platte City
An early peek at the forecast so far for that Date shows clear and warming a bit

And what does it look like out there Today so far? Well COLD for one thing at 19 Degrees at 6 a.m.
And the Forecast says 'Winter Storm Warning' now... with Snow and a High? of 24 Degrees... Oh well, deliver me from Evil

Well what does it look like inside then? My Daisy is ignoring the Weather out there
I see another Bloom getting ready to burst open any Day now, the 4th since I brought it inside
And in the Kitchen Garden a new Bloom has burst open with Two more on the way

~ New Daisy Bloom getting Ready ~

Well now, did my Puzzles in what may have been a record time for me, so EZ this Birthday Morning!
Or am I just so bright getting up on this Celebratory Day? Hoo Ray!

And then, what's it look like out front? Took a peek out the Door and the Cat peeked in
Told him to wait a minute to see what I might have for him, out to the Kitchen to thaw a couple hot dogs

~ Hey! I'm Hungry! ~

Tossed them out on the Floor Mat for him, then got a Photo of the slight drift of Snow out there
Not much so far but Joe said maybe as much as 6 inches later in the Day

~ Snow at 7 a.m. Saturday Morning ~

Moving right along... 8 a.m. And what's for the rest of this Happy Day?
Just finished adding more stuff to that new 'Year' Video I started on Friday and looking good!
That again is -> 'IMNSHO'... Or do you know what that means? Buy me a Lotto and I'll tell you
Speaking of Lottos, I ain't so eager to brave that bitter Cold out there this morning to go try some
I think for the Moment I'll finish the last piece of my lushious Pumpkin Pie and catch up with the non-News

And 9 a.m. Looks like Joe was right, snowing pretty good out there and now and then some big flakes floating down
And I do want to trade in $35 worth of winning Lottos but I don't want to try that Snowy Hill
That old Mercedes doesn't like any slick surfaces at all...

And the heavier Snow started. thought I would catch it on my Window Cam, I already got a shot at 7 a.m. Then at 8 a.m.
And 9, then 10 a.m. And it was snowing heavily by 11 a.m. so I got lots of Video, Snow slowed down about Noon
And by then I was working away on my Video, finshed, rendered and uploaded and had it on Facebook at 12:30 p.m.


And again, now at 1 p.m. I got nuthin more to do, well TV again and maybe Lunch

So it was a very very slow Afternoon trying to keep interested in whatever I could find on TV
I did manage to stay up almost to 7 p.m. then just gave up from boredome
Why can't they make interesting Movies anymore? Just Bang Bang and the F word, so sad...
Anyway over all, a pretty good BirthDay, made it all Day without eating any of my Cake!
Well I still have some in the Fridge for Breakfast Sunday... For a Happy Day after the Day?

~ Saturday ~ How does that Song go? ~ 'One Day Older and Deeper in Debt!' ~



~ Friday, January 10, 2020 ~
~ Weather Change on the Way ~
~ A New Video Idea ~

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~ Snapdragon Vines Climbing ~

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What's the Weather? Joe says it's gonna Snow on Saturday... But for Today... Still warm
Well 40 Degrees out there at 6 a.m. but saying only 44 and Snow... That ain't what Joe said
I guess it sneaked in on him ahead of his prediction, he said Rain for Today
So I better get out and get my Lottos early and then prepare to hibernate a spell

A minor bit of Gardening in the Kitchen... One of my Pumpkin experiments gave up and I dumped it
Stll watching to see what the other single plant will do, not expecting much

~ Pumpkin doing OK ~ Pumpkin Saying Goodbye

And thinking about my yearly Photos for the Year and Gardens... Changed my mind again
I like to look at the Photos of time passing and see what was happening now and then and so...

Last year I made Four 'Year' Videos and Four 'Garden' Videos and a DVD of each of the Eight Videos
I'm, thinking now of making ONE Video combining the 'Year' and 'Garden' events frommy Blogs
Collect the Photos on a Timeline for one Month, then post the Video online
Then work on adding the next Month offline, then render and add the revised Copy
Ending up with One Video for the whole Year, (If I last the whole year)

Starting on that right now and that will give me a little something to do
Oh yes! Something to do, I make the Photo copies from 'Screenshots' so...
I made Screenshots from the Photos I have already posted in 2020...
WOW! Only 31 Photos to edit so far! Yep, that gives me something to do!

Hey now! That was a great Idea!... (IMNSHO) Took me through the Morning to 8:45 a.m.
Edited the Photos, started the new Video, added the Photos to the Timeline
Added an Entro, some Music and VOILA! A good start on my Year 2020 Video!

10 a.m. Temp dropped a degree, been raining all morning, still says Snow in the Forecast
But that happens later when the Temp drops and they are saying 20 Degrees on the way... BAH!
Andoff in the wet tothe Price Chopper, traded in that dinky $5 Win, got $40 more
Back then to win back $30, Oh well, can't win 'em all they say...

And about Noon-Thirty or so a call from Pat, you going to be Home, I have a Birthday Gift for you
But of course, always have time to receive Gift Goodies, comeon down
And she was here in a flash with a big Box of her homemade Cookies for me

~ Patricia with a Birthday Present for Donaldo ~

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~ Plateful of Delish Cookies for my Brthday! ~

Had to get a Photo and then we retired to 'El Teatro Donaldo' for a catch up of some of my Videos
And of course an episode of Bobby Flay, got some new Recordings again
Then time for her to head up the Hill on a dark, wet and cold Afternoon and thank you for the Goodies

Back to the Computer at 2 p.m. to catch up on Photos and Blog and WHAMMMOOHHHH!
Big loud Thunderclap ouside my Window... HUH? Says Snow, are we getting a ThunderSnow Shower?
Nope, still says Rain but the Temperature was dropping and a really Dark Afternoon out there
OOOOPS! Now says 34 Degrees and Thunderstorms! And Snow still in the Forecast

On to a long dark cold drippy Afternoon and Evening, some TV and a Spagetti anda Meata Ball Dinner
Ending with a scary 'Steven King' Movie and off to another Night od Dreams, some of them scary too

And Tomorrow...'Happy Birthday to Me!'

~ Friday ~ On to the Big Day on Saturday ~



~ Thursday, January 9, 2020 ~
~ Warm but Windy! ~
~ One more Warm Day ~

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~ And then there were Three ~

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Well Joe says one more nice Day then he's turning on the Cold again
Starting out at WOW! 55 Degrees Today at 6 a.m. Then heading to 59 but mostly Cloudy

NOW WHAT! 6:20 a.m. All done with ALL my computer stuff including Puzzles! NOW WHAT?
Should I start doing my "Quarters' Garden and Year Videos again?
Nah, I have two Years of that boring stuff already and no one looks at it
Even if I had a Family they probably wouldn't look at it... Saying we've seen and done it already

But then, now and then, I do check some things myself, 'Memories are made of This' ...You know
And I do have a lot of Memories, rememberng things I would tell my Mom way back when
And she would say... You can't remember that! You were only three Years old!
Well I did remember and I still do remember things way back in the 30s

And easier to remember some things now, with all those Web Pages I have made over the Years
Of a lot of different Times and Adventures over the last 80 Years, some even a bit interesting

Well then, Business to start the Day?... Where for Lottos? I got the last $100 Win from the Price Chopper
Last trip to the Fast Stop was NUTHIN and the Grab and Go only a dinky $5... and so?

And a peek at Garden Three, that Lettuce having a problem? Seems it should have grown more by now
But... Maybe too many Seeds in that Pod? The Pepper that was in that Pod didn't do well either? So...?
Checked the water flow inside that Pod, was working.. so what's the deal?

~ Lettuce not Growing Much ~

OK, now excuse me a minute, Garden Two is asking for Nutrients... Always something...

~ I'm Hungry ~ Feed Me! ~

And off to see the Wizard at 9 a.m. Warm enough but very Windy and down the Hiway to the G~N~G
Hola Jefe... Cashed in my $100 Winner and bought Eight more Tickets and headed back
Popped me a Glucerna and then worked SEVEN Duds! Mein Gott im Himmel!
And the last one... DAYUM! Only a $5 Dinky... And I am gonna cry... Oh? I still have $60 of that last Win!
Well now, time to try another piece of that last Punpkin Pie, I forgot I had it in the Fridge

And then... Pie gone, headed out to the Fast Stop, bought $35 more Tickets and headed home
This time a better Deal, Won a $5, $25 and $30 Ticket... $60... Almost got my loss back

Headed out again to see if I could make a profit, back to the Grab and Go for $35 More
This time only won back $10 and so, no profit but some fun trying

On into another not much Afternoon, just this and that to try to keep busy
Nice Weather outside but nothing to do out there, not much to do inside either
So the clock ran down the usual way, Ho Hum, got a Weather warning from Joe for my Birthday Saturday
He was saying I would probably have a 'White Birthday', and wouldn't that be fun?

So bye Bye Thursday, come on Friday... make me Happy!M

~ Thursday ~ Yeah ~



~ Wednesday, January 8, 2020 ~
~ Another Nice Weather Day for January ~
~ Another Nice Lotto Win! ~

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~ A Little Early ~ But here's my new Facebook Cover Photo ~

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Wednesday... Hurrah! What for Today? NOTHING planned and I like it that way for Today
Always a relief to get any Doctor or Hospital visit out of the way and now none due until January 29th
And that is just a 'Heart Doctor' visit to check on my Pacemaker and vitals
I do need to get a Dentist Appointment though, just for a checkup and cleaning

Hmmmm, feels just a tad chilly in here? Babee is it Cold outside? Well 31 Degrees at 6 a.m.
Saying mostly Sunny and heading to 52... Sounds a lot like it was for Tuesday

So, checked the Bank... Email and Facebook, finished and posted my Blog, now what?
OK, pour a cup and work my Puzzles,.. Ho hum... Getting bored already?
OK, something to do, look at that AeroGarden... The one on the Right was ahead at first
Now the one on the left wants it's Grow Light raised again, OK I'll take care of that
Might even take a couple Minutes... And AHA! Garden Three wants some Water again

~ Lights need to be Raised Again ~

9 ayem and all's well, just drank my Glucerna and worked my Lottos for a dinky $5...
Y Sí bebé... Hace frío afuera! Sunny and Cold when I hit the road for the Grab and Go
Cashed in a dinky $5 Win, bought $35 more, back home to scratch and then another dinky $5 win<
Oh well, I still have $375 of that last $500 Win waiting to be thrown away

Then Tom, the Maintenance Man stopped in for a few minutes to fix the hole in the Wall
Where he fixed the Water Leak earlier, first patch done, might take a couple more calls he says

And... I saw a double Paynemt for my Apartment Rent from the Bank this month, what's the Deal?
Did some checking, looks like I made a boo-boo, I signed up for 'Auto-Pay' then forgot
Then made my usual Paynemt and the Bank did me in, paid Double, need to talk to the Manager about that

I called her, she said she would be in the Office later, come on by, needed to update my Lease anyway
And so then at 1 p.m. or so, up to the Office, Mimi wrote me a check for $600... great!
And then advised me my Rent would go up this Year (as usual)... But I can afford it

So, then a quick trip to the Bank, then behind the Bank to the Price Chopper for some Candy and Nuts
Got my stuff and a few more Lottos too, hadn't been a very good day for winners
Then back Home, the Cat was waiting for Chow, gave him a piece of Turkey again
Then worked my Lottos, scratched off Four $5 Duds, then the $10 Ticket I splurged on
And AHA! LOOKEE!... Said 20X $5... That a Hunnerd ain't it? Whooopee another super Winner!

Second $100 Win for the Month and stll have $300 of that $500 Ticket I won

~ Second $100 Winner for the Month ~ Happy Birthday! ~

And that was all for the Day again... Action mostly ends at Noon... Or mid-Afternoon at the latest
So, TV Time, Dinner and anther piece of my Birthday Cake

~ Wednesday ~ Week slipping By... ~



~ Tuesday, January 7, 2020 ~
~ Ortho Day ~ What did They Say? ~
~ My Birthday is Coming so I baked a Cake ~

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~ Target for Today ~ That Red Dot ~

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Tuesday Morning and up way too early, just have to try to stay up longer
Usually up at 5 a.m. and that ain't too bad but this Morning I woke up at 3:30 a.m.
And wide awake, might as well give up and get up so that is what I did... Oh well
So, Juice and Coffee and worked my Bills and Banking stuff and Puzzles and now up to 6 a.m.

Still have three Hours until my Appointment at 'Ortho Health' in their fancy new Building
Across the Road from North Kansas City Hospital, my Home away from Home
On this Aerial shot it shows the Building under Construction, hope they have it in one piece now
Heading there to see what they have to say about that bump on my Wrist, and gonna ask about my Back problem
I think that's what Orthopedists pay more attention to, hadn't heard they do 'wrist bumps'

And a Kitchen Garden catch up again, the Vines are beginning to climb after all this Time
The Snapdragons started on a String in a Morning Glory Pot, then a Morning Glory woke up
Looks like all the Snapdragons are heading for one String from a Morning Glory Pot

~ First Morning Glory Vine takes Hold ~

Up for 3 and 1/2 Hours and only now checking the Weather... Looks good on the Window Cam
32 Degrees outside, and saying heading to 51, but mostly Cloudy and I would prefer some Sun please
Time to get in the Shower, get ready to head out and get this show on the Road

And off into the Wild Blue Somewhere at 8:30 a.m. The Cat was waiting out front and I saw Ice on my Windshield
So I went back in for a piece of Turkey for the Cat and a pitcher of Water for my Windshield
Then I fed the Cat and cleaned my Windsheld and set off for North Kansas City

Then into the new Street, new Parking Lot and new building for Ortho Health
Checked in, a short Wait and then the Med Tech, next the Doctor and what's the problem?
He took a look and feel, yep, a Ganglion Cyst just like I saw on the Net
So he says no big deal, we can take it off but it will come back, leave it if no big problem
So a false alarm for now, watch and wait to see if anything further developes
Then I mentioned my fractured Spine, now have an appointment to check that out in April

Then stopped in on the way back at the Red X Store to trade in and buy more Lottos
Back home to scratch off $25 in Wins, and next? Need to bake a Cake for my Birthday
So back to the Price Chopper for the Goodies for that and more Lottos and won $35 this time

And then... Cake time... Easy enough, the big Mixer does most of the work, just dump in the stuff
Then into the Cake Pan and into the Oven about Noon 45 or so, off to the TV

Back to check the Cake about 1 p.m. Nicely done! Now let it cool and get a Birthday Photo
Then I can dig in and eat, don't have to wait for the Day, enough for Now til then and more

~ Out of the Oven and Cooling ~

Some TV and then after my Cake had cooled some I thought my Neighbors might like some
Julie gave me a big Box of her Home Made Cookies, see if she would like a hunk of my Cake
So I sliced off about a third of it, wrapped it and trotted down the Hill, Thank you and Hasta Luego

That was it for Cake Day, back to the TV and the usual taper down at the end of the Day
Nice Weather, busy enough, yeah an OK Day

~ Tuesday ~ Birthday Cake ready for Saturday and Beyond ~



~ Monday, January 6, 2020 ~
~ Lots of Lottoing ~
~ Fairly Nice Weather Day ~

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~ One more Geranium Bloom on the Way ~

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Monday again! RAH RAH! Get everything back on track and those neighbors out of the parking lot
Nothing planned for this Day but a trip to the Doctor on Tuesday... What's wrong? Gonna find out maybe
I have a 'bump' on my wrist, can feel a 'pulse' in it, and it hurts a little now and then
Showed it to my Primary Doctor on my last Visit, he said it might be a 'Cyst' and referred me to an Ortho Doc
So what is a 'Cyst'? And why do you see an Orthopedist about that?

OK, I think I found what my Cyst might be... 'A ganglion cyst is a round, fluid-filled lump of tissue
That usually appears along tendons or joints, especially in the hands, wrists, ankles, and feet'

Juice gone, now is the Coffee ready? Let's pour a cup and go work my Puzzles
Now what? That sure didn't take long... Looks like another long Day ahead, just Lottos and boredom
Oh yeah, the Weather? Haven't checked but Joe said it should be OK I think
Yep... Barely to suit me, I like it a bit warmer, says 29 now at 6:30 a.m. and 44 later
But 'partly' Sunny and that might help a little, ya spose?

~ Traffic Jam for the Climbing String ~

And 11 a.m. and all's well, sort of... Been running around after winners...
First out the Door to see the Cat waiting and asking for breakfast, OK, hang on
Back in to get another hunk of Turkey out of the Freezer, thaw it and serve it to the Cat, thank you

Then out to head to the Price Chopper, get my Lottos and head next door to Walgreens
Got my Loot there and headed back to scratch off $25 in Wins, no profit

Had a late Breakfast and then headed back to the same Machine at Price Chopper for another try
Back this time to scratch off another $25 Win and NO PROFIT! At least not a BIG loss

And once more back to the same Machine, playing different Cards and again another $25 Win and no profit
So, Lady luck winking at me but no big Smile for the day... so far

Then one more try, this time 'Way Out West' to the Grab and Go... 'Hola Jefe, Entradas por Favor'...
Got my Tickets and headed back, last trip for the Day out in that purty Sunshine
Back then to retire for the Afternoon and work my last haul for only a $10 Win

On through the rest of the Day, another Turkey Dinner then a Movie and off to bed too early

Enough for a not so much Day... See ya on Tuesday

~ Monday ~ Ho Hum ~



~ Sunday, January 5, 2020 ~
~ Sunny Morning ~ Sunny Afternoon ~
~ Cool then a little Warmer ~ Then a HOT Lotto! ~

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~ Good Morning from the Geranium ~

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Slightly better News from the Weatherman this Morning, 36 Degrees to start, heading to 50 and Sunny
That should be quite tolerable for January, deposit my share of snow and Ice elsewhere please
Saturday felt quite bearable without use of my heavy Jacket, I do like that Sunshine

One quick Photo in the Kitchen Garden, nothing much else of note, the SnapDragons are climbing
A peek out on the Window Cam, no Sunshine yet and still cool, even dropped one Degree
Anyway, loaded up my $110 in Winners and headed out, this time down the Hill to the Fast Stop

And... Cashed in my $110 Win, bought $35 more plus a $10 Ticket for a splurge...
Then back to scratch off only a $15 Winner, plus a $10 Win on that $10 Try... DAYUM!

And then... The Sun streaming in my Window at 8:30 a.m. Time for breakfast yet?
Still have most of that Pumpkin Pie... See how that will go with the TV News

And then, Blah... Headed back to the Fast Stop to try again... Traded in my Winners
Back again to scratch... and a $5 Winner... Oh well, then a couple losers and then WOW!
First the Extra 'Goal' and I got a Goal for $50... Yeah, then started on the Numbers
First one a $10 Winner... AHA... Big news ahead? Second Number $100... And kept on
A $10 Win then another $100 and on and on until a Total of $500, now that is NICE!

~ Another Good Morning from the Mo Lotto! ~

A $500 Win last Month, a $100 Win on January 4, now a $500 Win on the 5th, Christmas again!
So back to the Fast Stop to cash in, First Traded my latest $15 Win for three more Tickets
Then asked the guy how big a Ticket could he cash, he said $500, So I handed him my Ticket
He checked it in the Machine, then said he didn't have that much in the Register... Oh well
I handed him a $20 to share my Weath then headed up the Hill to the Price Chopper to cash in

On the way in I saw that Cat on my Porch, what Cat? The one that used to hang around for dinner
Back when he was here most every day waiting for Food, then left for a while
Since then he drops in now and then for a quick Meal and Visit, last time was in May 2019

~ Cat drops by for Lunch ~

So I told the Cat to hang around for a Minute and I would see what I had for his Lunch
Found a hunk of Turkey Wing in the Freezer, thawed it out, took it out to him
So he munched that down to the Bones and asked for another, just happened to have one more
Took that one out to him, then took a hunk of Turkey Thigh out for my Dinner later

Then it was on into a warmer Sunnier Afternoon and back to the TV and bad news from Trump
Enough of that, time to find a Movie or something to while away the rest of that Winning Day

And I found a hunk of Turkey, Baked a Tater, hotted up some Green Beans with Onions and Celery
Finished up an old Western Movie and headed for Bed and again... Oh those Dreams!

~ Sunday ~ Enuff Weekend... Ready for some Monday ~



~ Saturday, January 4, 2020 ~
~ Another Easy Day ~ Won an Easy $100 ~
~ Some Colder but Sunny ~

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~ Tomato Plants still Growing ~

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Wake me up when it's Saturday... OH! Is that today? Sort of slipped up on me
Gee ain't it funny... how time slips away?... Except when I get bored
And that's creeping in on me already as I am all done with my Computer stuff and nuthin to do at 6:30 a.m.!
Well, I can pour a cup and go through my Mail again and mess around online

DUH..... 7:15... Ho Hum... What now, bored enough with all that online stuff
I need something creative to do but what Can I create cooped up inside in the Winter?
I was using a few minutes taking Photos from my Blogs with Screenshots, editing them
Then saving them in Files to add to my 'Year' and 'Garden' Videos but so far decided to end that
What do other old people do to keep busy anyway? I sure don't want any kind of 'work'... Just FUN!

OK, How about a catch up Photo of my Tomato Plants in the Kitchen, coming right along
Raised the Grow Lights another couple Inches... How high will they Grow?
They lights are at 16 Inches now, Plants can grow at least another 8 Inches or so

And those tardy SnapDragon Vines, Planted some in October, some in November and none going anywhere
That is, until I put all the popups into One pot, then nursed them along and now...
Finally in January they are starting to climb the String and pass up the Morning Glories there

~ SnapDragon Vines Starting the Climb ~

And then... at 11 a.m. A late Breakfast of my freshly Baked Pumpkin Pie, what? no Cool Whip?
And then the Pie passed my Taste Test rather well, maybe even a tad better than the last one
That about completed Saturday Morning, now what do we do in the long forthcoming Afternoon?

Well what about Lottos? Off to the Price Chopper to trade in a couple $10 Winners, got $30 more
Then back to win back only $10, Drat... Can't settle for that, back for another $30 worth
Home this time to scratch off only a $20 Win, that ain't gonna pay the Rent... NUTZ!

On into the Afternoon and BORED! What to do? Oh well go lose that last $20 Win...
This time the Grab and Go again, traded in that $20 Win for $20 worth of Tries and headed back
OK, where's my Fortune, HAH! Scratched off a $5 Win! Whoopie, then a Dud and then... LOOKEE!
A very Nice $100 Win on the same Card I won that $500 in December! Last Card then, another $5 Win

~ Hope this Sets the Pattern for a Lucky Year ~

OK, that's it for the Day, I can quit and try to enjoy the TV the rest of the Day
And I set out some more of that Turkey and Dressing to enjoy at Movie Time
Until then some Juice, Peanuts, Chocolates and then Afternoon News

Now the Curtain descends, nothing else of matter to reveal to my Public...
Hasta la Vista a Todos...

~ Saturday ~ One more Day ~



~ Friday, January 3, 2020 ~
~ SS Pay Day ~ I got a Raise! ~ ($14) ~
~ Another Slow, Quiet and Sunny Day ~

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~ New Bloom on the Geranium ~

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Well I do remember some of the good old Days, like when we got a decent SS Raise
Now the Politicans just add a few bucks to make themselves feel good, sure not us!
$14 won't even buy me Three of my favorite Lottos

Not much to do on the Third Day of the Year... Decided to burn a Blu-Ray of a couple Videos
My Fourth Quarter 'Year 2019' Video and my Fourth Quarter 'Gardens 2019' Video
That wraps up those two Year long projects of 2019 and I have no plan to redo them this Year

~ 2019 Fourth Quarter Videos ~

Kept me happily busy for a lot of Hours but no one looks at them except me now and then
Pat has seen a few of them but way behind on viewing the rest of what I recorded for 2019

Just checking Garden Three and what is that? The newly planted Lettuce peeking up already?
When did I plant that Pod? Oh... December 31, so it's been a couple Days... great!
Now when can I harvest enough for another Sandwich?

~ New Lettuce Crop on the Way ~

So what do we have to eat around here anyway? Checking the Freezer, Hey some Pumpkin left from when?
Thanksgiving Time maybe? Looked like enough for another Pie so got started on that
Into the Oven about Noon, should be ready about 1 p.m. or so

~ One more Pie from the Nature Sanctuary Pumpkin ~

And that was it for Friday, turned into a nice warm Day with not much going on
Into that lull after the Holidays when nothing special seems to be happening... boring but... OK
So, TV, find some Dinner, rest up for another nothing Day or Two on the Weekend

~ Friday ~ Nice January Weather Day ~



~ Thursday, January 2, 2020 ~
~ Day Number Two ~ What did I Do? ~
~ Sure not Much ~

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Happy New Day Number Two for the new Year, wasn't sure I would make it to 2020
But looks like I did, now see if I make it to January 11th and 88 Years...
Just thinking when I got up this Morning, I keep thinking in my Head like I am in my 20s
I don't think like some old 80 plus year old guy so why am I stuck in this old body?

Joe says not as warm as Wednesday but not as Cold as Tuesday so... Bear with it
Yeah 38 at 6 a.m. A warmer start than Wednesday and Clear but later Cloudy and heading to 50 Degrees
I just have two trips planned so far, one to my Insurance Office for a new Calendar
If they still give out free ones for the New Year, then to the Price Chopper for a couple things

OK... My Video Data reset, I can upload my 43 Minute '2019 Fourth Quarter' Video at last
I'll watch this one sometime on my TV... Way too long to watch on my Blog but here it is for the record


And a new Year change in my Video thinking, I have made 'Year' Videos for a couple of the last Years
But they seem kind of repetitive, I do a lot of the same stuff... and so... maybe not for the Year 2020
Maybe think of something else to occupy so much of my time... but... What?

Just checked the Length of my Four 2019 Year Videos, all over a half Hour, that's a lot of boredom!
Each Month getting longer, First 31 Minutes,then 36, 38 and 43, well, I added some Video here and there
Actually most all that stuff is already stored in my Daily Blogs so if I want, I can check there whenever...

And in and out of the Shower and out in the not so Cold Morning and on the way to the Price Chopper
Picked up my Lottos and continued on to the State Farm Insurance Office around the Corner and down the Road
Asked the Lady if they still gave out Calendars, Why yes, take your Choice, I got the Big One
They used to mail then, now you have to pick one up, but they are Free... It's my 44th Year now with State Farm

~ My New Year's Gift from State Farm Insurance ~

OK... Now 10 a.m. And a whole Day ahead of me and out of Ideas already
Well I could have a little Breakfast and TV Catch up for the next few Minutes
Then I saw that AeroGarden Three was asking for 'Nutrients'... Earlier it wanted Water
I gave it a drink... Then an Hour later... Feed Me!

And, I only won $10 from my first Lotto try, thought that should be it for the Day... but...
Do I ever say quit when I should, HAH! Off to the Grab and Go again
And they said Cloudy earlier but out in the Sunshine and warming Temps to head out
Got another handful of Tickets and got $30 back, no profit, not much luck for the Day

Then thinking ahead, a Doctor Appointment soon and a short out of Town trip ahead
Kinda low on Gas, maybe should get filled up on this warm Afternoon while I think about it
So headed for the Minit Mart, filled up and traded in my $30 Wins for $30 more and lost them all

Than back Home at 1 p.m. Looks like that's it for any more activity for the Day
Ho Hum, back to a long slow Afternoon, then Dinner and TV and Good Night Irene

~ Thursday ~ Slow Day ~




~ Wednesday, January 1, 2020 ~
~ Welcome to 2020 ~ A Good Year Ahead? ~
~ And a Quiet New Years Day ~

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~ This is what the Donald calls 'Smug' ~

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And a bizzy Morning first thing on the First Day in the New Year
Getting my Blog stuff switched from Internet File 2019 to Internet File 2020
I could still put all the new Photos and Videos in File 2019 but it is stuffed full already
And slows things down for me when I upload the new daily stuff to my Web Page Host
Such a nice relief to start the year with just a few Items in thar file to upload

So what's the Plan for the new Day in this new Year? Same as always at the moment... Not much
Already have my Blog Page Number 256 ready to go... this is It
Uploaded and Posted Page 255, Checked my Bank and Email and Facebook, worked my Puzzles
I do need to get a new 2020 Photo to add to my yearly .gif Photo up there in the Corner
But I ain't 88 Years old yet, should I wait until January 11th for that?
Reminds me too, I need to bake me another Birthday Cake soon

OK, what's the Weather going to be for me om January 1, 2020? I think Joe said it will warm up
Ohhhhhhh... Not a warm start! It says 29 Degrees out there at 7 a.m. and 'Clear'
And going to be Sunny and heading to 57 in the Afternoon, well better than Tuesday anyway

Oh... How nice! Just peeked out on the Window Cam and I see ICE on my Windshield!
I guess I can wait a while to head out for Lottos, cuz Babee it's COLD outside
And where to? Been waiting for the Price Chopper to fill up their Machines for a couple Days
Looks like they had a rush for the Christmas Tickets and ran out of several, haven't put in the new ones yet

A check on the Living Room Garden and lookee there... One Pepper Plant gave up yesterday
And the other One is Blooming Today, Win some, Lose some is how you play the Game

~ New Blooms on the Pepper Plant ~

And then, in the Kitchen, after all this time (how much time?) the Snapdragon Vines are climbing
One Vine reaching over from it's Pot to the Morning Glory string to climb

~ Snapdragon Vine decides to Climb ~

And finally out the Door to head to the Price Chopper, saw Chris out front of his place
Zipped down there for a short Catch-up in the Cold, he was waitng for his ride again
Then up the Hill and on to the Price Chopper, just did do-do on Tickets so back to the Grab and Go

Traded in a few small Winners got some more Ammo, got a photo out front and headed back
This time to win back nuthin and Oh Woe, a slow nuthin day ahead

~ At the Grab and Go for Lottos ~

Well yes, a few chores, took down and brought in the Christmas Bells, the Christmas Wreath
And the Christmas Lights off the Dwarf Spruce Trees and back into the Closet with Christmas

Then it was just coasting through the rest of the Day, slow quiet Day for the First one of the new Year
Did find a sort of interestig old Movie to wind down the Day and then dream about a new one

~ Wednesday ~ A Happy New Day in a Happy New Year? ~



~ Tuesday, December 31, 2019 ~
~ Last Day of Year 2019 ~
~ Then a Happy New Year to You and to Me! ~

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2019 Finale Day and what might be in Store? Let's jump right in and see what we can come up with
Looks like more Cold Weather to not enjoy but at least it says Sunny, that takes some of the edge off
Says 30 Degrees at 7 a.m. but only heading to 40 for a low Top Temperature for the Day

The first presentation for the Day... My Fourth Quarter Garden Video... Three Month Garden Finale for 2019
Gardening does give me some of my best times and then something to do by Photo and Videoing them
I am now thinking maybe I overdo it somewhat, and a lot is repetitive, do I need to do it again in 2020?
I do have the Daily Blogs to keep track of things, the Videos are mainly just a recap of the same events
So... Maybe the Blogs will be enough for the 2020 Gardens, that is -IF- there are more of them


And so, I watched that full Video after I uploaded it, and must say I am happy with it
Looks like I did keep somewhat busy the last Three Months of the Year with this and that
And now... I need to finish my 'Year 2019 Fourth Quarter' Video and it's almost there
The 'Garden 2019' Video does the Gardening Projects and the 'Year 2019' Video covers the other activities
I think I can do that Today and be able to post it on the First Day of 2020

Well, maybe I can't post it on my Blog... Unless... I Upgrade my Video Allowance now at 5 GB
Just checked and that 'Year 2019' Video is my longest yet I do believe... over 40 Minutes!
Well, I could separate it into two Videos, or just make do with a Blu-ray DVD for my TV... Well we shall see...

Then around 10:30 or so, time to head out for Lottos and where to? Grab and Go? Didn't win much there yesterday
Traded in the $5 I won there Monday and the $35 I won at the Price Chopper, bought $40 more tries
Back to scratch and won back $30, Oh well a $10 loss won't bankrupt me

Then Movie Time (Video that is)... Needed a little footage to finish my 'Year 2019' Video
So I got a catch up Video out Front, then one in the Kitchen, then one in the Living Room
Saying Goodbye to the way things were on the last Day of the Year, then on to the Editor

Added the new Video, adjusted things some, then saved, and rendered and Hey!... 3.46 GB and NOT too large to upload
So I'll burn a Blu-Ray DVD for my TV then wait for my Weekly Quota to reset and upload then

OK... Noon-Thirty, bright Sun out there but hasn't warmed up much, still 39 Degrees
Last Day before Pay Day, I just might be able to afford a few more Lottos
So I headed back to the Grab and Go about 1 p.m. Traded in my $30 in Winners, bought $25 more to try
And then only won $10 back, well ya can't win 'em all... can ya?

Then some corrective Gardening, looked like that Pepper Plant in Garden Three wasn't going anywhere
So I pulled out the Pepper Pod, dumped the plant and Pod in the Trash

~ Failing Pepper Plant on the way Out ~

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~ Pepper Plant Goodbye ~

And then, time for a replacement Plant, I stuck in a new Lettuce Pod where the Pepper was
And hope it will do better in that spot than the Pepper Plant

~ New Lettuce Pod on the Way ~

After the Gardening... Out to the Kitchen to set up a New Years Dinner, some more Turkey and Dressing
Then back to the TV to finish out the rest of the Evening. using up the rest of the Year the easy Way
And I uploaded this New Years Eve Blog early so I could check it out on my TV to celebrate


~ Tuesday ~ Goodbye 2019 ~ Hello 2020 ~



~ Email Me at elpato6125@sbcglobal.net ~