Thursday, January 03, 2019

Hello. Welcome to 2019

I’ve been negligent about blogging, but there just isn’t that much happening in winter.  Thank goodness for books!  Cliff and I have both been reading one book after another.  I’m almost done with “Killers of the Flower Moon”, a book that proves truth is stranger than fiction and that people are capable of all kinds of terrible deeds.  Most of the fowl deeds the book tells about happened in and around Pawhuska, Oklahoma, home these days to Pioneer Woman and her businesses.  

When we visited my sister, my nephew’s wife recommended three books written by David Balducci, known as the memory man series   Cliff already read the first two and just started the third and last book in the series today.  If I ever run out of other books to read, I’ll see if I like these as well as Cliff does.  Meanwhile I have three actual paper-and-hard-cover books (biographies of country music artists) that I’ve bought and paid for, and have no idea when I’ll get to them.  My cup runneth over!   My next library book is waiting patiently on the iPad:  “Before We Were Yours”.

It’s been cold.  I checked the propane tank yesterday and found it at 60%.  They only fill it to 80%, so in the last month or so, we’ve taken it down quite a bit.  Now we’re looking forward to a warmup through the next week or more.  I dread the mud that comes with a thaw; I’ll have a muddy dog every time I take him for a walk.  Or maybe I’ll skip the walk.  

On days Heather works, I walk to their house and let Apollo, their Great Dane, out for a potty break.  He’s a big old lazy pup, and today he didn’t seem to interested in staying outside once he’d gotten in a few big stretches.  I like taking Gabe over there with me, but as I said, it’s muddy.  Yuck.  He has an appointment with the groomer Monday.    

I’ve spent the past couple of days figuring out our new Medicare provider.  We switched because this company offered what sounds like the best deal, but I’ve had to sign up on websites and call customer service and all sorts of not-so-fun things.  This plan offers some benefits for dentists and optometrists, and even pay some on hearing aids and glasses.  I had to pay $250 recently as my part of a CT scan; this company would only make me pay $75.  

Having nothing of interest to write, I believe I’ll get back to reading.

Your friend, 


Margie's Musings said...

Hi Donna,

I have Medicare too with a supplement at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas. I pay a high premium for that supplement but that's all I pay. I have never had to pay anything but that premium and the Medicare, which comes out of my social security. I realize Medicare only pays 80% of the bills. The supplement takes care of the rest.

Margaret said...

I've read several of those books! (the ones you're reading) I thought "Before We were yours" was a bit too melodramatic, but the story was interesting. (and appalling) I need to get back into reading. Having house guests has been my priority lately but they go back to New York tomorrow.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hopefully your new insurance will be much better then, it certainly sounds like it. I didn't realize that you'd had a CT scan, hope all is well.

The Feminine Energy said...

I just read a good (fiction) book called "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware. Give it a try if you ever run out of reading material, Donna. :-) Staying nice & cozy indoors, reading, sounds like a PERFECT day to me! Love, Andrea xoxo said...

I have several books in the queue. Finished 2 so far. Plenty to do in my town, but I don’t get out often.
Reading has always been my “go to” activity. I love that you and Cliff are readers as well.

krueth said...

Oh, let us know what you think of Before we were your's. I went to buy it but was not paying almost $19.00 for it. This time of year is just plain good for snuggling in and reading away your day :-) Wendy