Mike’s Birthday. Friday, December 1, 1989: Woke about 7:00, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up about 7:20 & watched VCR. Fed Sam, turned up heat. Had breakfast at 8:30, fed Goldie & opened Sam’s door. Haven’t seen or heard anything more of the black cat so guess he went out. Baked Mike’s cake, washed & put up hair. Cleaned a little more in bedroom, moved stuff from hall to blue bedroom. Had lunch, cleaned stuff off dining table. Cleaned stuff off kitchen table, moved toaster & coffee maker. Vacuumed kitchen & dining room floors, iced & decorated cake. Washed & changed clothes, Nancy called & we decided to take the cake along & go to Paula’s for cake & ice cream. Ate at Marie Callendars, was about 12:00 by the time we got home. To bed at 12:50.
Saturday, December 2, 1989: Woke about 6:00, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Watched VCR a while, dressed & had breakfast. Fed Goldie, worked some x-words. Started cutting out Meg’s dress, tried to call Linda several times but not home from Paula’s yet. Had lunch, rinsed dishes & ran dishwasher. Pain in my right chest area today, don’t know what it is but kind of feels like pleurisy. Watched VCR again a while, got top of Meg’s dress cut out this morning, pinned skirt on but think I’d better measure a little before I cut it out. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Linda called & then Judy, read last night’s paper & watched TV. Got some papers sorted today. Finished watching Falcon Crest. To bed at 12:25. Brushed teeth.
Chest hurt some off & on again today. Sunday, December 3, 1989: Woke about 7:00, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR till 8:00. Took shower & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting ready, fed Goldie. Left about 10 till 10:00, little foggy downtown. Had coffee & cake after church, stopped at Kings & got lights. Got milk, etc., at Pauls, home about 1:20. Changed clothes, watched Painting. Washed turkey legs & put on to cook, Carla called & said she had headache so didn’t come over. I watched VCR for about 2 hrs., worked Globe X-word. Cindy & Meg came over, then Paul & Nancy, too. Came in for a little & I showed them the pictures Mike sent, Cindy mowed the front yard. Couldn’t get through to back. I measured Meg for her dress, then we went out & put up new lights. Also hung wreath from Amy which Meg brought. After they left I finished supper, did dishes. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:15.
Monday, December 4, 1989: Woke at 7:00, read paper ‘till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat & fed Sam. Pres. on TV so no “Wheel of Fortune”, called & talked to Linda. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Did some misc. jobs, cut out skirt of Meg’s dress. Brought sewing machine up & sewed all darts, seams, etc., had lunch. Watered & fertilized flowers, also violets. Didn’t get all done. Worked on dress in afternoon & evening, too, changed shoes & went out to H. Way Dist to vote, then to Paul’s for cake mix. Forgot my billfold & had to go back home for it! Home about 6:00. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Sewed some more, then read paper. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00.
Tuesday, December 5, 1989: Woke at 7:00, back to sleep a little while. Woke again at 7:45, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, had breakfast. Got dressed, fed Goldie. Took out garbage, baked Matt’s cake. Started on Bible Lesson, finished about noon. Had some lunch, iced & decorated cake. Finished watering & fertilizing flowers, finished cutting out Megan’s dress. Planted new plant in grow lamp planter, Helen F. here a little while. Watched & taped Jeopardy, Linda called. Cindy here a little while, went out & got in mail & paper. Brought trash cans back to back door. Got washed & changed clothes, got ready to go to Boise. Linda, Ted & kids came about 6:40, I rode with Mike, Paul & Cindy. Ate at Burger & Brew, then went to Paula’s for cake & ice cream. Got home about 11:15. To bed at 12:05. Feed kind of like I’m catching cold.
Wednesday, December 6, 1989: Woke about 6:00, back to sleep. Woke several times & finally got up at 7:45, watched VCR a little. Turned up heat & fed Sam, opened his door. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Got lists ready, finished getting ready to go downtown. Went to Bible Study, Linda subbed again today. After study went to P.W. Drug, to Jack’s for lunch, went to Bank, Farm Store for Mike’s gift, to Kings, then groc. at Pauls. Got Xmas tree there, then home. Unloaded car, put tree in hot water. Put away groc., watched & taped Jeopardy. Got in mail & paper, fed Goldie. Judy called, I had my supper. Went to choir practice w/Linda & Ted & Meg, took Matt to Library. Got home about 9:00, watched VCR & read paper. To bed at 12:05.
MATT’S BIRTHDAY Thursday, December 7, 1989: Woke at 5:22 this morn. to the sound of a cat M-R-O-W-ing & then noises in the kitchen, it was that darn black cat in my house! I forgot to close Sam’s door last night & he’s still living in the basement. Ate all the food tonight while we were gone to supper. Was so upset I stayed up & watched VCR till about 8:00, turned up heat & fed Sam. Dressed, had breakfast. Talked to Linda, paid bills, taxes, irrig., etc. Got Xmas greeting for Jean & Derrick ready to mail, then worked on Megan’s dress. Had lunch, sewed again. Watched & taped Jeopardy, then washed & changed clothes. Got ready to go to Round Table Pizza for Matt’s birthday – Linda, Ted, Matt, Megan, Myrtle, Nancy, Paul, Mike, Cindy & I. Had fun, cat still in here when I got home. Left garage door & everything open but closed bedroom & bath & no food down so maybe he’ll leave tonight.
Friday, December 8, 1989: Woke at 6:40, got up & watched VCR until 8:00. Dressed, turned up heat & fed Sam. Opened bedroom door & I’m sure the CAT was shut in there, really smelled terrible. Think I must have chased him out tho’, I haven’t seen anything of him all day. Hope I never forget to shut that door again. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Put rest of decor. up in livingroom. Sewed hems in ruffles, washed & put up hair first thing. Emptied dishwasher, washed dishes. Practiced songs a little, Meg came over & we tried on her dress. Sewed a little more. Recorded Jeopardy while Meg was here, watched it after she left. Got in mail & paper, had supper. Decided not to go to church tonite. Did dishes, cleaned off work table on R. side of sink. Sorted through papers, watched TV. To bed at 12:25.
Saturday, December 9, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Called Marie, so nice to talk to her. Duane getting along pretty well, Leona about the same. Also called Sharon Nunes, got answering machine again. Had breakfast, fed Goldie & black longhair. Took shower, dressed. Got ready & went down to Christmas Parade, saw Cindy & Nancy. Parade was pretty long, wind got pretty cold by the time it was over. Went to P.O. but it was closed, to Paul’s for bathroom & got sandwich, bismarks & bread. Went to the nursing home to see Blanche, Laura came while I was there. Then to Dave & Mabels but no answer. Worked on Meg’s dress when I got home, took a little nap. Just ready to get supper when Tony D. came, we visited a while & then he went on. Had my supper, did dishes. Read papers, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.
Sunday, December 10, 1989: Woke at 7:20, couldn’t go back to sleep so read till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside kitties, finished getting ready. Left about 9:50, practised downstairs. Sang 1 song & 2 prayer responses, several people said we sounded good so guess it was O.K. Jr. & Sr. Hi kids had lunch today, baked goodies & had a contest. Jr. Hi. kids won, all were good tho’. I bought a plate of chocolate mint brownies, had for our dessert. Linda, Nancy & I went to Dakan Chapel in afternoon for Les McClure visitation, Carla came just before we left. I had meat on cooking, finished up supper when we got back, ate about 5:30. Carla left about 6:30, I did dishes & ran dishwasher. Worked on Meg’s dress, watched TV. To bed at 12:05.
Monday, December 11, 1989: Woke about 6:20, turned up heat & fed Sam. Went back to bed but couldn’t sleep so read paper, got up about 8:00. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside kitties, got ready to go to funeral. Took Xmas things along & when funeral was over, took them to Jay & Daddies’ graves, brought summer baskets home. Went down to P.O. from cemetery & got stamps, mailed letter to Eng. Stopped at Dave & Mabels on way home & visited a while, she seems to be getting along pretty good. Had lunch when I got home, worked on greetings all afternoon. Watched & recorded Jeop., then greetings again. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Made large batch of candy, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:25.
Tuesday, December 12, 1989: Woke at 6:17, tried to go back to sleep. Finally got up about 6:45, turned up heat & fed Sam. Watched VCR & napped till about 8:30, watched “Wheel”. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, put out garbage. Pretty cold out today. Called dentist, appt. Thurs. 10:45. Sharon N. called, came in P.M. & brought my stuff. Called about Cr. Card Protection, guess I did tell them I would take it. Started working on Bible Study, finished about 2:00. Had lunch, worked on Xmas greetings. At 4:30 watched & recorded Jeopardy, worked on cards again. Got supper, Cindy came over & asked some questions for school. Cleared up & did dishes, cut up & put away candy. Fixed box & calendar to send to Nancy’s Dad, got it ready to mail. Guess Paul left yesterday for WN. Got in mail & paper, looked at mail. Tried several times to call Paula but no answer. To bed at 12:40.
Wednesday, December 13, 1989: Woke at 6:15, turned up heat & fed Sam. Went out & watched VCR, had breakfast. Washed & dressed, got ready to go to Bible Study. Fed outside kitties, Linda called – has a flat tire so needed a ride. We went to Bible Study together, got catfood on way home. Ate at Red Steer; used one of my coupons. Then went to P.W. Drug, to Bank, to Paul’s for groc., mailed pkg., then home. Got home about 3:30, carried in groc. & put them away. Linda borrowed the car to go & get Matt, I watched & taped Jeopardy. Started supper, Judy called. Got in mail & paper, put car away. Had supper, went w/Linda & Ted to choir practise. Got home about 9:30, watched VCR till about 11:30 & worked on hooked pillow. To bed at 12:23.
Thursday, December 14, 1989: Woke at 5:57, back to sleep & slept till 7:56. Got up, turned up heat & fed Sam. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Fed outside kitties, finished getting ready to go to dentist. Paula called just before I had to leave, had a little trouble finding his new office. Really didn’t hurt too much. Stopped at Kings on way home. Had can of soup for lunch, called Linda. She had to take their car down. I sewed on Meg’s dress all afternoon, ready for her to try on again. Just have a little hand sewing now, hem sleeves, fix back slit & put up hem. Got in mail & paper, had trout salad for supper. Did dishes, sewed again on Meg’s dress & watched TV. Watched VCR & napped. To bed at 1:30.
Friday, December 15, 1989: Woke about 6:45, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, went in & watched VCR till 8:15. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, opened Sam’s door. Talked to Linda a little, washed & put up hair. Did hand sewing on Meg’s dress while I dried my hair, had lunch. Worked on greetings, watered flowers. Doorbell rang & it was Helen (Foreman) Cable, was so nice to see her but she told me her Mother is dying of lung cancer. So sad. Meg came over & tried on her dress, fits fine so I measured sleeve length & hem. Watched & taped Jeopardy, worked on cards again. Paid some bills, got in mail & paper. Fixed supper & ate, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Worked on Meg’s dress again while I watched TV, all finished now. Have to press it tomorrow. Watched VCR again. To bed at 12:50.
My face is blistered today. Had to put Calamine lotion on it so guess I won’t go to church. Saturday, December 16, 1989: Woke at 6:45, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR. Fed Sam & turned up heat, took shower. Dressed, opened Sam’s door. Had breakfast, talked to Nancy & to Judy. Fed outside kitties, pressed Meg’s dress. Took sewing machine, etc. downstairs. Called Linda, told her Meg’s dress was ready. Went out & sawed end off Xmas tree, Nancy & Cindy came & Nancy finished it. Put stand on tree, brought it in & set it up. Got down decorations & Nancy & Cindy helped decorate it. My feet hurt & I was tired so finally just sat down & they finished it, looks pretty. Mike came over a little while, too. After they left I got supper, got in mail. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Cleared off work table a little, made another big batch of candy w/o nuts. Watched show on TV. To bed at 1:10.
Sunday, December 17, 1989: Woke about 7:50, got up & watched VCR a while. Turned up heat, fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, started working on greetings. Got some evergreen in & fixed basket of greenery, looks real nice. Had lunch, worked on cards again. Clouded over, Carla came about 3:00. We noticed that Sam wasn’t acting right, I called vet. When he called me back said I should bring him down. Carla watched Jeopardy tapes, we took Sam down about 6:00. Dr. said his bladder was distended, they would have to keep him & put in a catheter. Poor Sam, will probably be there till about Tuesday. Carla & I went to Olgas for something to eat, then home. Ate cake Linda brought for dessert, she took Meg’s dress. Also brought Matt’s graduation picture. I did dishes, then read paper & watched TV. Surely miss Sammy. To bed at 12:30.
Monday, December 18, 1989: Woke about 6:15, back to sleep until alarm rang at 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, dressed. Had breakfast, surely do miss Sam. Started working on cards, did misc. jobs from time to time for a break. Called vet about 10:30, had catheter in & draining bladder. Didn’t eat or drink anything yet, said to call back about 5:00 for more news. Called Linda about noon & told her, Carla called in afternoon to check on Sam. Paula called, too, coming over tomorrow. Had lunch, finished addressing cards. Got a bunch ready to mail, some I still have to write in. Got in mail & paper at 5:30, looked at cards. Cut stamps off envelopes, got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:10.
Tuesday, December 19, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep till alarm rang at 8:00. Got up, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed outside kitties. Took out garbage & wheeled to front, mailed bal. of greetings. Wrote to Ann, Helen brought over my card & candy. Linda came & brought checks, I planted violet. Paula came about 1:00, brought Mollie & Winston. We had some lunch, she cut my hair & I trimmed hers. Then we wrapped pkgs., I looked for boxes. Cindy came over & said Paul got home. Paula left at 5:00, I put up my hair. Got in paper, Nancy brought mail. Dr. S. said I could probably bring Sam home tomorrow. Got supper, finished last few greetings. Did Bible lesson, watched TV. Carla called. Ted brought Linda’s gift to put under tree. To bed at 12:00. Fighting in Panama tonight.
Wednesday, December 20, 1989: Woke at 5:30 w/a crazy dream, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR tape. Then watched wrong tape! Got washed & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting stuff ready to go downtown. Fed outdoor kitties, left for Bible Study, Linda didn’t go. Afterwards went to Bank, to Pauls for groc., got turkey at Judy’s & took her candy, then picked up Sam at Vet’s. Nearly $150.00. Got home about 1:30, unloaded groc. Had lunch, put away groc. Started writing letters, talked to Linda. Really wanted to hear Meg play tonight but just had to finish letters. Got in mail & papers, fixed supper. Cleared up, worked on letters again. On last one when I remembered carpet. Moved table & vacuumed, shampooed S. ½. To bed at 1:45.
Thursday, December 21, 1989: Sam woke me about 6:45, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR. About 8:15 got dressed, fed Sam & gave him his pill. Had breakfast, fed outside kitties. Vacuumed around Xmas tree, vacuumed kitchen & put table back. Changed cat box, vacuumed under Xmas tree. Finished letters, mailed last of cards. Started wrapping gifts, stopped to have lunch. Nancy called, wanted me to come over & see her poinsettia Paul brought down. It is huge & beautiful. Went back to wrapping gifts, Cindy came over. Later Megan & 3 friends came & brought me a “Christmas Gram,” played “Silent Night” on cello, viola & 2 violins. Was very pretty! Just remembered I forgot to wrap Carla & Judy’s gifts. Fixed supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Cindy came over, I made that marshm. divinity. Sent some home w/Cindy & they said it was good! Read paper, watched TV. Vacuumed other ½ of kitchen & shampooed carpet. To bed at 1:00.
Mama’s birthday – 1892 Friday, December 22, 1989: Sam woke me about 6:30, went back to sleep till 8:00. Dressed, turned up heat. Fed Sam, later fed outside cats. Had breakfast, wrapped rest of gifts. Straightened blue bedroom, made my bed & put bedspread back on. Cleaned off dining table, vacuumed ½ of kitchen again. Had lunch, Linda & Meg came to clean. I cleaned spot by piano, carried stuff out into garage from E. end of dining room. Wrapped candy for mailman & paper person, put out in boxes. Ila came over w/Xmas remembrance, then Daniel. Helen F. was here & brought church, it’s really cute. Got supper, did dishes. Cindy here off & on. Nancy, Paul & Mike came for a while, too. After they left I made more divinity. Not as good as last night’s I don’t think. Washed & brushed teeth, to bed 12:20.
Saturday, December 23, 1989: Woke about 7:40, got up & fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, finished getting ready. Left for choir practise about 8:50. Finished about 10:00, stopped for gas on the way home. Finished watering violets, also rest of flowers. Had lunch, fixed Xmas stockings. Did other misc. jobs. Fixed candy & greetings for Jordans, McBrides, Dennetts & Ila, delivered them & got in mail. Made another batch of fudge, ½ W. & ½ W.O. nuts. Put away Divinity candy, Cindy over for a while. Got supper, did dishes. Sliced ham, cleaned off work tables. Took shower, to bed at 12:15.
Sunday, December 24, 1989: Sam woke me at 7:05, went back to bed for a little but didn’t go to sleep. Got up about 7:30, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed Sam & outside cats. Finished getting ready for church. Left about 8:50, went through program. Actual performance went real well & think everybody liked it. Had coffee hour afterwards, I stopped at groc. store on way home. Carla here when I got home, we talked a while & then I changed clothes. Fixed lunch, Carla left about 3:00. I called Paula, Nancy, Paul & kids came over so I didn’t get anything else done. We all went out to J.B.s for supper, then went to church. Was a nice service, mostly carols. Got home about 9:00. Did dishes & ran dishwasher, cleaned off table & work tables. Got turkeys in & cleaned them, then put back out in car. To bed at 12:50.
CHRISTMAS DAY ‘89 Monday, December 25, 1989: Sam woke me at 7:08, turned up heat & went back to bed a little. Got up about 7:30, fed Sam. Got washed & dressed, fed Goldie. Turned on all Xmas lights, put on Xmas records. Cleaned off kitchen table, put in ham to warm. Got in rolls & bread, put socks in living room. Nancy, Paul & Mike came over & took ^their candles & my candles to cemetery. Carla & Bill came. Cindy came with Ab, soon took him home. Paula, Jim & Judy came & then Linda, Ted & kids. Started opening gifts, Linda, Ted & Megan went to church. All got such nice gifts, had lots of fun. Fixed breakfast and got turkey in oven, got sleepy so laid down a while. Linda, Ted & kids went down to see Ted’s folks, when they got back we ate. Everybody played games, we ran a load of dishes. Cleared up some more. Everybody finally left about 10:30. I straightened up some. To bed at 1:15.
Tuesday, December 26, 1989: Christmas is over once more. Sam woke me about 7:30, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam & went back to bed. Slept off & on, finally got up about 9:00. Worked around the house, picking up papers & boxes. Vacuumed in kitchen, put away card table & moved kitchen table back. Had bkfst., fed Goldie. Brought in garbage pail, threw away wrappings. Put away boxes, Mike came over & also Cindy later, Carla called & also Judy. Had lunch, vacuumed living room, also dining room & put table back in place. Put away folding chairs, got supper. Did dishes & ran dishwasher, read paper & watched TV. Rested quite a bit today, was kind of tired. Got in mail & paper this eve. To bed at 12:30.
Wednesday, December 27, 1989: Woke about 3:30, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Dressed, had breakfast. Called & talked to Linda, sorted papers & boxes. Fed Goldie, took garbage to front. Took boxes to garage, brought wrapping paper, seals, etc., out of bedroom. Read old paper, brought in turkey & had lunch. Put away china, also silver, & emptied dishwasher. Cleaned dining table cloth & put things back on table. Vacuumed end of dining room, also small bath. Carried paper, seals, etc. downstairs, got in mail & paper & brought cans back. Got supper, played solitaire a little & watched TV. Did dishes, cleaned off work tables. Watched VCR a while, read paper. To bed at 12:50. Napped a little in afternoon & tonite. Maxine Gilbert passed away yesterday.
Thursday, December 28, 1989: Woke at 7:30, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Dressed, had breakfast. Linda called & we talked a while. Then I washed & put up my hair, sat under dryer a while. Read old papers, worked rest of calendar X-words. Did some misc. jobs, called Linda again about Maxine. Fed Goldie, got in mail & paper. Got wedding invitation from Leah W, wedding Sunday at 3:00. Got supper, did dishes & cleaned off part of stove. Read paper, watched TV. Vacuumed pink bath, part of my bedroom, & hall. Watched more VCR tape. Played some solitaire. To bed at 12:20.
Friday, December 29, 1989: Woke at 7:10, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Had breakfast, talked to Linda. She & Megan going over to Paulas to clean today. Washed & dressed. Judy called & Nancy, too. Got list, etc., ready to go downtown, fed outside cats. Left about 12:00, went to M&W, P.W. Drug, Paul’s for groc., then home (about 3:00). Put away groc., watched & taped Jeopardy. Watched DoL, got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Called Carla about Maxine, also Linda. Guess we’ll go to Memorial service. To bed at 12:25.
Saturday, December 30, 1989: Woke at 7:05, Sam wouldn’t let me go back to sleep. Got up, turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Called Nancy, said she’d go along to Maxine’s service this afternoon. Had breakfast, Paula called. Took shower & dressed, called Linda. Put broccoli to soak, got ready to go. I drove, had a nice service. We stopped at Coffee Cup afterwards & had coffee. Got home about 3:00, got in mail. Fixed broccoli, put cauliflower to soak. Changed clothes, had some broth. Looked at mail, worked Globe X-word. Got supper, did dishes. Finished fixing vegs, took rest of bones out of turkey broth. Looked at papers, etc., watched TV. Went down & fixed coat, pressed sleeves of pink suit jacket. Guess I’ll wear it tomorrow. To bed at 1:00.
Sunday, December 31, 1989: Woke at 7:00, forgot to turn down furnace last night. Fed Sam, watched VCR till 8:00. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting ready, went to church about 9:50. Wind cold today, stayed for coffee hour. When I got home cooked macaroni, made jello. Vacuumed kitchen & dining room, emptied w. basket. Fed outside kitties, got ready again & we went to the wedding. From there to Leah’s house for reception, got home about 5:30. Changed clothes, started getting stuff out for snacking. Paul, Nancy & kids came about 8:30, then Linda, Ted & Megan, Matt & Cindy came later. Carla & Bill came about 10:00, we snacked & talked, some played poker & games; finally got the jigsaw puzzle out. It’s a hard one. At midnight all made noise & wished Happy New Year! Then got out lunch. Matt & Cindy came back. We cleared up & all left. Went to bed about 3:35. Kept going to sleep so couldn’t finish this.
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