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  • brian: sad sack room     used to be good
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  • joyous: Hi Girls. Cold weather has arrived.  I still have not conquered the new  Seniors and Friends.  Wonder if I will ever ?????
    December 12, 2018, 04:39:05 pm
  • joyous: Very bad weather expected here today---Joy
    December 08, 2018, 10:31:52 am
  • joyous: Two other "old ladies" and I were treated to lunch yesterday at an old house that has been made into a very nice home run by a
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  • angelface555: Lucian, to start a new thread you need to leave a message with Bubble, an administrator.
    December 05, 2018, 06:05:14 pm
  • joyous: It is 34 this morning ---a bit nippy.  High of 56 predicted..  Joy
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    December 05, 2018, 03:33:18 am
  • joyous: Be good-Santa is watching
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  • joyous: Here we are about to see SantaClause.  I guess everyone is making preparations.  Have fun! Be good!JOY
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  • joyous: I was cut off in my message, but just wanted to wish everyone a happy weather day.  Joy
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Messages - Gloria

Good morning every one, rained yesterday and all night, fell asleep listening to it hit the windows. Looks like most of this coming week we will have some rain. Going to start singing "rain rain go away, come again some other day."  Oh well better than being snowed in.

LLOYD  Don't worry about your spelling, your friends here know what you mean. It is 39° here now but the weather person says it will be dropping all day and into the teens overnight. 

PHYLLIS  like you any time I do anything in the kitchen I have to sit or lay on the couch to rest my back. Cooking is almost impossible for me. Glad my CNA is a good cook.

AMY  I have more homemade cookies here  than I can eat. My DIL made cookies for a cookie exchange at their church and sent 4 different kind for me and then the ones my daughter sent me.

SHIRLEY  like you I was never into playing with dolls. Paper ones I would cut the clothes and try them on and then they were put in bags never to bother with again, I had a doll carriage, too, and the only time I bothered with it was to push my nephew in it when my sister and BIL visited. I did like the year I got a new bigger sled and a pair if ice skates. I liked puzzles or books better than toys.

JENNY  Jonah looks like a happy baby, Love his little chunky legs.  Thank you for sharing. Have a safe trip to your Dad's.

AMY  I am getting good at doing nothing even though I hate doing nothing.

LARRY  Don made his program interesting telling us things about the composers. How he ever said some of the names of them I had trouble trying to read some.

JOY  you sound like me waking early and not being able to go back to sleep, Been that way over  a week now. Unusual for me.

Have a good day,
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 15, 2018
December 16, 2018, 06:51:09 am
Good morning everyone, having a heat wave, 45° to start the day but looks like light rain today and most of the coming week.

DON  great to see your post. Looks like you are settling in to your new home. Takes awhile after living in one place for years. Still miss your Sunday afternoons of music.

LARRY  I think all of us that listened to Don's program every Sunday still miss it. I do have a few CD's of classical music and play them often on Sundays.

CALLIE  no coo‪ baking for me but I have a lot of homemade ones. My daughter sent me a container of ginger snaps yummy. Then my older son came and had a plate full of 3 different kind. They were having a cookie exchange at their church and she baked 4 different kind to bring. Of course I had some of each yesterday and all great. The Boston Pops just was in Providence for a Christmas program and I wished I could have gone to it.

LLOYD  glad you enjoyed getting out yesterday.

Looks like am too early for any posts this morning. Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 15, 2018
December 15, 2018, 02:44:39 pm
Good afternoon. I was ready to post this morning but between phone calls and people knocking on the door it has been busy. I am used to doing things when I feel like it but not today. Guess others in the building are tired of the weather we have been having and not going outside.

AMY  I am with you wanting the snow minus the rain at this time of year. When it mixes with rain it is dangerous for everyone.

JENNY  please don't forget to give Jonah a gentle hug and snuggle from us,

BUBBLE  beautiful graphics for the end of this month, Only one thing, the Santa would have been better if it was "our" favorite one. Of course Don  the Radioman of course. Love the joke-secret service, indeed.

LARRY  my son takes me places when I ask but he is always busy. He and my DIL are baby sitting my great grandson and that wears them both out. He is very active, I know he wears me out when I see him. Every time my younger son comes here it seems I always have something for him to do that I cannot do.

SHIRLEY  I remember hanging clothes in the winter when the clothes froze to the line even before I got the clothes pins there.

BUBBLE  I will enjoy Don's pictures.Sunday afternoons are still not as when we listened to Don's show.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 14, 2018, 12:05:25 pm
Good morning everyone,  25° to start the day an might get into the 40's--a heat  wave after the cold we have been having.

LARRY the flurries went along the coast, not one flake here.

LLOYD  you never upset me, I can do that by myself when I cannot do things I used to do.

MARY ANN for many years after my daughter was born I went up to 135 pounds then when I hit about  59 I went up to 150. After I had my right shoulder replaced I slowly started losing but 85 pounds makes me look like a walking skeleton or a bag of bones, take your pick. :)  Then again not being very active anymore I have no appetite.

GLORIA DE  not a flake of snow or drop of rain. Like you I don't ask any of my friends here to take me any place because of the rollator. I depend on the town car for medical appointments and the 2 gals that drive are young and healthy. Hate asking my son but he keeps asking if I want or need to go somewhere. Do not want him to get tired of me asking.

AMY  hope it stayed when you went out today.

I started this 4 hours ago, too many interruptions and now my CNA is here.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 13, 2018, 08:45:58 am
Good morning everyone, cloudy start and cold. There is snow flurries in the forecast for later today. I don't trust the flurries they predict, at times those flurries turned into about 8 inches of it.

JANE  glad you got a tech that talked you into getting your PC getting your email working.

LLOYD  I do not have much storage places here so have to put things back where I got them from. Wish some of the CNAs I get would put things back where they got them. Not nice having to look for something they do not put back.

LARRY  wish I could take the few pounds others want to get rid of. Last time I weighed this little I was a teen.

GLORIA de  the doctors I go to know I do not like appointments in the winter anymore so now I don't have any between November and late March, works great for me.

JENNY  I know just how you feel. I was so anxious to see my now 3 year old great grandson and the new grandfather knows me so a few days after they were home from the hospital he called and asked if I would like to go for ice cream and of course that is always a treat and instead we went to my grandson's home and I got to hold the baby, wonderful. No many how many are born it is always a thrill to hold the new one.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 12, 2018, 08:18:10 am
Good morning everyone. I have the weather channel on this PC and just looked at it.  They show the warmest and coldest temperatures and snow/rainfall for this day. Not much snow only 61/2 inches in 1992 the temperature low was -2° in 1998. This morning's 27° is balmy compared to that.

LARRY  looks like Scott will have to start putting his goodies where his dog cannot reach. One time I had a bag of the small Reese's in my handbag and my son and DIL came upstairs t o visit along with their dog. Well the dog went into the bedroom like she always did and slept there. When they left and I went in there I saw t he papers from the Reese's on the floor. She had eaten all of them. I called downstairs to tell them what she did and to watch her but she never got sick.

SHIRLEY  you described us perfectly in your welcome to Lucian.

AMY  glad that officer was understanding about you hitting the wrong number.

CALLIE  like you I tease all the time but have to be careful because some folks are too serious and take teasing the wrong way. My CNA is as bad as me so we get along great. Hope she stays here. Only a few in this building have a sense of humor.

JANE  I better use a knife and fork if that keeps the calories in, I really need to add at least.  20 pounds.

SHIRLEY  you reminded me of one  time we were having lobsters outside at the picnic table when we got phone call from Texas where they moved to. We all had to talk to them. When went out there was our dog licking butter off her face. She ate MY lobster and had butter with it.  She left the empty shell.

One Christmas I was talking on Skype with my daughter and her family when their dog a Chihuahua  ran into the living room from the kitchen with a big chunk of ham in his mouth loo‌king so proud of what he did. We were all shocked and then started laughing. He had jumped up on a chair and then on the table. Not funny because she had to throw the ham away, she would not give him a little piece of it.

MARY Tx  looks like we all have stories about our dogs stealing our food.

JENNY  you getting excited to be getting closer to your Jonah? Don't forget to give him a gentle hug from all of us. Safe driving.

AMY  I did post yesterday and today I have written a book.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 10, 2018, 07:24:08 am
Good morning everyone, another cold frosty one but luckily no rain or snow.

JOY  heard on the news that some places in the southeast got over a foot of snow. They sure do not know how o handle it like we do here in the northeast.  The market I go to has many different vegetables all cu up, sure makes it easy with those hard to peel and cut like the butternut squash. I often wonder how my Mom did all she did for the family. Guess they grew up when things were even harder.

JANE  wonder how many times I have seen The Sound of Music and always enjoyed it. Yesterday I watched 2 old films on TV. White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street, the original one. I enjoyed both even if I had seen both in the movies so many years ago and on TV

GLORIA de  in the 4 1/2 years I have been here we have lost too many and so many new ones move in. Some are very nice and a couple most of us stay away from when we can. One is always asking someone for help or to take her shopping. One lady was so tired of it she finally told her to find someone else-she even has her own car and is not helpless.

SHIRLEY  I still miss my own car and the independence I had. It has bee about 6 years now when I felt I was an accident looking for a place to happen. I am so glad this town has a car to take seniors to doctor appointments. Just have to call as soon as one gets an appointment to book it while there is still time to change the appointment to when they have an opening. Do not have to bother anyone that way. Have you ever run your washing machine with a cup of white vinegar though the whole cycle with no clothes in it? Sure cleans it out great, works in a dishwasher, too.

LLOYD  right now I would love 47°, would feel like a heatwave.

Have a great day and keep warm.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 09, 2018, 09:36:31 am
Good morning everyone, we are still in the deep freeze here and cloudy this morning, just heard on local weather report it will be like this for most of the week but the winds later in the week will change from the northwest to the southwest so it will warm up. Sure hope so. Looks like a bad storm coming across the country and those weather guessers make it sound that the southern states will get more snow than we will get here.

PHYLLIS  hope your area does not get much show. At least here in the northeast we expect snow but not quite this cold.

JOY  a neighbor of mine makes the squash soup and gave me some and it was very tasty. I love butternut squash anyway.

JANE  hope you enjoyed you shopping trip with your daughter yesterday.  I still miss going shopping with my daughter, we always had a lot of fun together.

LARRY  just heard on the news that we will have a dry week with no rain for a change. We sure have had more than enough the last 6 weeks. I have 2 bottles of high protein Ensure every day, my doctor wants me to drink 3 a day but that is a bit too much. Seems I am cold most of the time lately. Would not miss Arthur Godfrey when he went on TV either. I liked him. Remember when he gave things away to the audience and he would say "for free take for buy waste time"?

LLOYD  I remember my Mother using an iron like that. I was happy when they came out with the steam irons so we did not have to sprinkle clothes before ironing. I still have one of those black cast iron irons that had to be heated on the stove, I use it as a door stop.

AMY  I have everything needed to make date squares and this week my CNA and I will be making them. I could eat a whole batch of them, I love dates. Would love the pecan ones but need a few teeth replaced before I could eat them.

JENNY  my grandson put Facebook on my computer but I have not gone there in months now. I really did not want it to begin with.

SHIRLEY  my Mom ironed everything and starched all clothes we wore. Wonder if anyone starches clothing anymore. I really should call Doris but I really dislike being on the phone for more than a few minutes.

Better get a move on , have a good day and keep warm.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 08, 2018, 08:06:21 am
Good morning everyone, brrrr 15° and windchill of 7°. Time for those woolen geemagotchees for sure.

MARY ANN  I have lost so much weight that  now I have no more blubber to hold the heat  in. Not trying to lose  the weight but I have no more appetite and could go all day without eating and I still would not be hungry. Wish I knew the name of what Lillias and Mare had that  gave them an appetite. Of course I am not very active anymore either. I am on the southwest side of this building. Only can food I buy is tomatoes and sauerkraut, everything else is fresh or frozen.

JOY  you were a very busy lady the past week. Don't know what I would do without my CNA, the one I have now is the best one so far.  I tell her she is spoiling me. My doctor and dentist know I don't like winter appointments so schedule mine between March and November, no more winter ones.

BUBBLE  thank you for the link.

DON  the only thing here we can put out to display is something on our doors like a wreath or spray of artificial pine boughs. Have to have a hook that goes over the top of the door. Nothing pinned on the door.

CALLIE  my daughter sent me an email with a picture of cookies on a rack coo‌ling. Something tells me I will be getting them in the mail next week. Gingersnaps, she know I like the homemade ones and I made them often. Would be shocked now if I don't get them. She is a terrible tease and will hint at things and even if I guess right she will not say anything.

AMY  I seldom fall asleep when I lay on the couch in the afternoon, I do it to rest my back so it does not hurt as much the rest of the day. 

SHIRLEY  I have Cox, too, but have not heard about the nomorerobo  calls thing. Guess I should call and ask about it. Sorry about your fridge and all the wasted food.

Have a good day, keep warm.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 07, 2018, 10:06:47 am
Good morning everyone on a sunny but cold morning. Had a light dusting of snow overnight. Odd one half of the parking lot had some snow and the other half had none. Where the sun in how hitting has snow and the half still in shadow has none. A case of it has to end somewhere?

LARRY  like you canned spinach or peas would turn my tummy. So over cooked and the smell. When my Skype updated to a new version a month ago I lost mine and my grandson answered my SOS and came and got it in again. I still don't understand this new one. Supposed to be easier and better. My daughter and I both dislike it. That Squeaking Door was either I love a Mystery or the Inner Sanctum. I do remember you never know what was going to happen, one of those programs that had me sitting on the edge of my seat.

JANE  thanks I could not remember what program that squeaking door started. We listened to so many way back in the "olden days". Glad your insulation done, mow you can stop trying to heat the outside and keep it in.

SHIRLEY  hate to say it but I think I am finally old. I feel the cold this year like I have never felt  it before. When I got into bed as soon as I warmed under the covers I would stick my feet out of the covers, this year I have not done that and I even pull the blankets up to my neck, another new thing for me. If this keeps up pretty soon I will be looking for some of the old granny flannel nightgowns instead of the summer ones I wear all year. I think you should leave that Snow Nut where it is. I don't want my winter buddy with broken bones sliding down the bank into a tree.

DON  hope you get to enjoy being Santa this year at your new home. That would be a great way to meet all your neighbors.

JUNE  I have days when all I want to do is sleep. I will send my CNA home after an hour so I can go lay on the bed and nap. Staying an hour instead of less she she will get paid. I will sleep till my daughter calls me on Skype and I get up and rush in here and that night I can go to bed between 7 & 8 and sleep all night and still not want to get up in the morning.

JENNY  every year when I get my eyes check the doctor dilates my eyes and after that more drops and a machine that looks way back and it's computer records what it sees. Takes the rest of the day for the blur fades and I can see right again. I don't know what he is looking for but he seems happy when he finishes reading the computer printout. Got your email, HOORAY for the wonderful happy couple and their little bundle of joy and happiness. and relief at last. Congratulations to the parents, the wait is over and the oh so anxious grandparents from Denver.
Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 06, 2018, 09:32:26 am
Good morning everyone, just realized I did not post yesterday. Slipping up in my old age? Another freezing start to today but the sun is shining. I ordered a heater for my bathroom from Home Depot and it was delivered yesterday. Will have my CNA help me move a couple o things in there and have a place for it. Finally I will be able to get out of the shower into a warm room. No heat in there now and I cannot take getting out of that warm water into a cold room anymore.

LARRY  glad  you are finally feeling better. I know I have days where all I want to do is lay down and I do not have the heart problems you do. Just feel worn out with no energy. Glad those days are few and far between. How about the old radio show I Love a Mystery that opened with the squeaking door?

JENNY  I hope today is the day when Jonah makes his arrival healthy and your DIL is finally relieved of the bump and finally get to hold him in her arms.

Have to get busy and dressed before my CNA is here.
Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 04, 2018, 10:10:18 am
Good morning everyone, enjoyed the sunny and warm day yesterday but it is freezing and windy again today. Makes me glad I spent a lot of time outside yesterday.

LARRY  seems like you have been doing a lot lately so time to take it easier? Hope you are feeling better today.

MARY ANN  I see both sons often but not together. That was great.

JANE  of course the cooks and chefs just have to taste everything they are making. How else to know the food/treats are OK. Things worth doing are the things that take the most time, right? Jenny's DIL is one now who knows how long it takes a baby to come into the world. Like you I get lost in a book and can see in my mind the authors descriptions of people and places. Used to picture things back in the days of the old radio programs. Remember those times sitting near the radio and listening to The Shadow and the Lone Ranger and all those programs. Kids today do not seem to have much imagination. My daughter read to her sons when they were young, my oldest son now reads to his grandson.

SHIRLEY  when you call Cox get the name of the person you talk to and if you have to call back ask for that person, better than getting someone else all the time. Wish I could get rid of Cox but seems like the company that owns this building will not let any other company in here.

AMY  I have mentioned JOAN's "geemagotchees" already with the cold we have had already. Going out here when it is cold and windy I sure need them.

PHYLLIS  you are rushing winter even though it feel like it. it is still autumn according to the calendar. Mother Nature says it is winter though though

JANE  never heard of of the itch  like you had. I have had nights I could no t sleep but not  because of itchy hands or feet. Hope you find out why, maybe because you have been  too busy?

LARRY  take care of yourself till you see the doctor. Just rest.

Have a good day and keep warm.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 03, 2018, 10:13:33 am
Good morning everyone, WOW it  is 51° and will get warmer but tomorrow it will be cold again. Hope I get outside today. Yesterday it rained all day so stayed in. Clouds have not all cleared yet here.

LARRY  unusual for you to miss church, you must have felt worn out. Hope you feel better today.

GLORIA de  never hurt to read to children. I know when I was very young I loved books, still do.

JANE  how can you cut gumdrops without ea ting them? I used to love them. Now I take better care of my teeth. The Christmas program you saw sounds wonderful.

SHIRLEY  glad you left the ladder where it is, no more dragging it around and climbing it.

JUNE  your chocolate covered cherries sound yummy. Are they the cream ones or the liquid one? I always prefer milk chocolate.

JENNY I hope you hear today about your DIL and the baby. At times my daughter has to cut our Skype chat short because her iPad needed charging.

LLOYD  glad your cattle are back and you find the missing one today.

JANE  you do NOT bore us with your posts. You amaze me with your working at WM and every thing you do at home. Wish I could do a fraction of what I used to do.

AMY  no winter wonderland here, feels like a spring day and I will be headed outside when I finish here.

PHYLLIS  Saturday morning both my sons were here and that felt good. Does not happen often so I know how you enjoyed having your younger son there for the week end.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 02, 2018, 08:32:07 am
Good morning everyone, 40° this AM and raining. Last week was weird, mornings sunny and by noon it started to cloud up by 1pm the clouds got dark, no rain but gloomy. Both my sons showed up here yesterday, so nice having both here at the same time.

LARRY when my 3 were little I read to them every night when they got into bed. They will talk about it at times. My oldest and youngest are readers like me, middle likes the newspaper and reading carpentry things.No novels for him. I had my right shoulder replaces 7 or 8 years ago but my left one was going to be done and the insurance I had dropped that orthopedic group and I sure could not afford it. Now I cannot do much with it.

AMY  never had any food with Frangipani in it, something different. I used to love lemon tarts but no longer make them, easier to make the pie.

JANE  do you have all your shopping done yet? I do miss getting into the stores at Christmas time when everything looks joy ful and most people look happy and friendly.

AMY love the time lapse photography of flowers opening. I had on of those clips that were all cacti flowers opening. Amazing how such plants with those sharp needles all over can have such beautiful flowers.

I know it is early but my eyes are closing on me. Did not sleep good last night, more like dozing on and off.
Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018
December 01, 2018, 08:45:23 am
Good morning everyone 28° and a heavy frost this morning, looks almost like a light layer of snow.

LLOYD  have a wonderful trip and enjoy the warmer temperatures in Florida.

LARRY  for most days this past week the mornings were sunny but at noon it started clouding up and got windy.

GLORIA  de  unless my jacket is lightweight I have to lay it out on the bed and then sit on the bed and reach back to put my arms in. I have to do that with my fleece robe, too. That is a pain.

JANE  on my great grandson's first birthday my grandson and his wife asked for books for him, I liked that one.

JUNE  glad you had Gary and Dori with you to celebrate your birthday, that made it special.

BUBBLE  thank you for a new page with 2 beautiful graphics.
Good jokes. Hmm would those 3 days be yesterday Today and Tomorrow?

AMY  on the evening news yesterday the weather guru said it was snowing, I looked out and it was all dry here. I wonder where his brain was.

JANE  like you I am hoping we do not get more rain for a few weeks at least.

Have a good day on  this first day of December.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 30, 2018, 07:49:22 am
Good morning everyone, a cold one of 25° and everything outside covered in frost. Turned my heat up because I started shivering when I got out of my warm nest where I slept good.

PHYLLIS  I nave lost so much weight I feel like I have no more "blubber" to hold the heat in anymore. Unless it warm up more I do not think I will be going outside later. I would love to have one of those LLBean jackets but to rich for my wallet. Light weight and warm. That or one of the jackets that Eskimos wear. I hope it does not rain over the week end so you son can make it for a visit.

LARRY  with my shoulders I have to have a lightweight jacket so I can pick it up. I have a nice longer one that I can no longer get off the hanger because it is too heavy.
Always something when one lives alone, thankful I have my CNA for 2 hours 5 days a week.

Better get a move on and get my breakfast going. Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 30, 2018, 07:46:05 am
  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our 2 birthday ladies JUNE and JENNY
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 29, 2018, 08:46:24 am
Good morning everyone, another cold start but the sun should be up and shining soon, 33° now.

LARRY  all the records being broken in the weather here this month are not nice. Records for early cold and more rain is due before the end of the month and will have more the beginning of December. From the foyer where we come into the building all the floors are carpeted so by the time I get up here there is nothing stuck to the bottom of my shoes or the wheels on my rollator. I did ask my CNA to walk the pat h when she comes in. There is an island separating the first and second rows in the parking lot where in the summer they have flowers planted. So many walk over that and when it is damp it stick to their shoes in the groves. In here as it dries it drops out and leaves a clump of mud. She has been doing that and I never notice till she leaves, hard for me to get the dustpan and brush to get it up, do not want to topple over.

JOY  they started painting the outside of this building 2 months ago and they have the sides and the back done, nothing in the front done , might be next year when they get to it. The manager is complaining about it, she gave them the time to be finished but we had so many rainy days they could not power wash and then paint. In the spring they are supposed to put on a new roof. Cannot fight the weather.  Like you I like looking at the Vermont Country store catalog Lot of nice things in it and also the LLBean one. Would love one of their down jackets. Nice and lightweight and warm. I do not go out much in the winter anymore so not worth the expense.

JANE  hope it does not rain or snow today do the electrician can do the needed job you have been waiting for.

SHIRLEY  I always said when the time comes that I do not like winter I will know I am old, well winter is not even here yet and I am tired of it. I look forward to going out for fresh air every day but not up to dressing in layers to go out and keep warm already.

GLORIA  de  I did get to see NY City to see THE tree one year. First and only time I was there on a bus trip from where I worked.The windows were great to see and enjoyed it. The bus picked us up and Rockefeller center and it was snowing lightly and there were some skating at the ice rink. Just wonderful after seeing it in pictures and on TV so often.

LLOYD  good morning.

AMY  hope you get no snow for a few days. I would like a week or so without rain.

JANE  hope you buy as much as you can with that discount today.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 28, 2018, 09:10:27 am
Good morning everyone at least the sun is shining this morning and it is just above freezing for a change. I have always liked winter weather but this year I think I will change my mind. Last evening listening to the weatherman on TV he was saying the coldest temperature on 11-27 on record was 9° in 1932. Glad it was not that cold now.

PHYLLIS  one time visiting my daughter in San Diego I looked up at the wall in the dining room and there was a lizard on it. My daughter calmly went to the wall picked it up and put it outside. Gave me the creeps. After that I saw a lot of them but outside. We have had more rain this month than out west they have in a year, at least we do not have the fires they have out there. NO NO don't shut up, enjoy your posts too much, just like Shirley enjoy hers, too. Then again there are days when I feel I have written a book in here.

LARRY  my grandson drove so it was the week end traffic he avoided by going on Friday. He is like my SIL he stops every couple of hour to get out and walk around a bit, he also had his dog with him so the dog must have enjoyed those stops, too.

JANE  I use notepad to type in and have got most of the years since I joined SN so many years ago. Too hard to jot notes and then trying to read them and type in the post box.

JOY  like you almost every day I get  a new catalog from places I never heard of. I tear my name off and out to recycle they go without me even looking inside of them.

LLOYD  lucky you, heading south to get away from winter cold and snow.

SHIRLEY  I seldom look at the time when I post. I did try to change it but who knows if I did that right.

AMY  I am so glad I no longer have to drive on snowy or icy roads. I have cancelled more appointments during winter months that now I do not make anymore in the winter. I would have screamed like you Mother if I saw one of those things, don't even like to think the word.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 27, 2018, 07:52:34 am
Good morning everyone, another inch + more rain overnight.It  was hit ting my windows like someone was holing a hose and hitting the windows.

PHYLLIS if your weather has been anything like we have been getting we have broken records for cold in November and also broke records for rain this month. If it had been snow we would be snowed in.

CALLIE  the eye doctor I had for years until he retired I never had a problem with the bifocals I had. T he young one who bought his practice used machines to tell where to put the line, they always bothered me. Changed to a different one and the first ones were the same. One day I looked at the new pair and and old pair. The machine had the line almost halfway up the lens and the one was much lower. Before I got the next pair I brought the old pair with me and showed it to them, fine now they take the measurements the to the old ones and no more problems for me.

CAROL  my daughter said they had one day of smelling smoke in the air but then the wind changed and it was gone.

AMY  always good to get home after a snowy ride on the roads. I know I always said a prayer when I go home.

GLORIA de  I would have been like your MIL with lizards all around me.

SHIRLEY  last PSP I bought was 14 and after 1 week I uninstalled it, I stayed with 12 and also had the Jasc 8 installed in case I wanted to animate anything. If I could get my PSP going again I think I would have to take lessons again, don't think I would remember how to do anything now. Been almost a year since I did anything in it.

AMY  you make me glad we had more rain and not snow.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 26, 2018, 11:45:29 am
Good morning everyone, foggy this morning and a raw feeling to the air. Have a grocery order coming in this morning, my CNA will be here to help put it all away. Not much else for her to do today.

DON  enjoy your retirement with nothing more pressing for you to do except take care of yourself. Hope you come in and post more now.

SHIRLEY  most colors get to my eyes especially if they are bright.Stick with the color you like. Everyone should use the font color they like. I did not mean to start something, just tired of some complaining about mine. Like you I have been having trouble with my eyes I like my eye doctor but thinking maybe I need a new one. I don't like the new ones who think machines can tell them what I see or do no see.

JANE  like you my typing looks like that at times, makes me wonder if I do not hit some keys hard enough. Getting tiresome to keep correcting.

CALLIE  I tried the progressive lenses but I could not see right for anything so went back to bifocals. My CNA has 2 pair of glasses one for reading and one for everything else. She has to keep changing them. She does not want to even try bifocals.

JUNE  I did just about what you did yesterday. Stayed in nightgown and robe all day. There was nobody coming and it was not a nice day to go outside. I read and slept on and off all day.Just a plain lazy day.

LLOYD  bet the horses were glad not to be worked in the cold snow.

LARRY  my grandson always leave early Friday morning to get home before the holiday week end traffic going home. That is a ride of almost 900 miles. He does love it where ,y daughter now lives.

SHIRLEY  when using a photo to resize or work on always duplicate the original and only work on the copy. That is one of the things I remember when learning PSP. I would make a duplicate and delete the original from the PSP and make a couple more to work on and when I know what I was doing I would do it on the first duplicate to save as.

DON wow that was a good deal on the condo for you. That happened to my grandson. He put his house on the market when they found a bigger one, sole it in 2 weeks for a lot more than he was asking.

PHYLLIS  good seeing you at last. You found a surprise when you logged in and I did too when I got here a few days ago and found his new stuff, still trying to find my way.

LLOYD  was going to email you but do not have your email address.

SANDY  I got a chuckle about tumbleweed here in the northeast. Since it was addressed to you I did not answer.

MARY ANN  stick to 4, 5 is more blurry. I am weird I guess because I do not like bold and that is what everyone is using now so I better

I started this 3 hours ago, cannot sit long and keep getting up.
Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 25, 2018, 10:12:54 am
Good morning everyone, slept late and missed the wind and 1" of rain overnight. When I pulled up the shades I was surprised to see everything wet. I heard on the weather yesterday there was a chance of some rain overnight but just heard on the TV that  it sure did rain and also more rain later.

LARRY  my son and DIL love the Honey Crisp apples and as soon as they were ripe they would pick most from the trees and keep them. They are pretty good keepers. He would share a few for his son and me. They are expensive here in the markets. Since his trees are almost all dead now he is pulling them out and he goes to a huge orchard over the state line in Conn.  When bold is black it is pretty clear, it is the ones in color that are blurry and hard for me to read
but have never complained about  it.

MARY ANN  if you have trouble reading my posts just skip them. I do know about resizing font size.

JANE  will you come here and give me 10 lashes with a wet noodle? Would be worth quitting if that happened. I have been with this group since the old place with Bis Busy Nest. Not many of us here that first met in the Nest. I used to love the toasted coconut covered marshmallows. Wonder if they still have them. Have not been into a market in several years now so don't know what is new or that I might like.

LLOYD  I would love to meet you and Nancy but there would be no place to park your RV here. Then you would not want to head here in the north east at this time of year. I live in Rhode Island, the little tiny state in New England. Just because Island is part of the name you would not believe the people who have asked me what  coast this island was off of. We are not  an island.

JUNE  good seeing you here this morning and see you have got the post problem. Some day maybe I will if some stop complaining about my posts.

JANE  know how you feel about getting the candy making finished. I used to feel like that, too.

JENNY  I stood at the top of a small hill on skies once and said no way so got a sled instead and enjoyed that.

JANE  I would like to get a new keyboard, this one skips a space between letters and at times I miss it so the word will be broken when I post.

SHIRLEY  my oldest grandson went to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and SIL and he left for San Diego early Friday morning so he avoided the week end traffic.

AMY  you are so right about how we worry about our kids and grands when they are traveling. Never ends.

LLOYD  I feel like quitting but am too stubborn and if some have trouble reading my posts they can skip them.

Thanks Larry and Amy
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 24, 2018, 10:30:08 am
Good morning everyone, wow we are to get into the 30's today, a heat wave after what  we have been having.  Maybe with a bit warmer it will warm me up, too. My son came yesterday with a plate full of Thanksgiving dinner. This is the first morning I didn't wake up coughing and didn't reach for a tissue.

MARY ANN  I type on Notepad then copy past in the tiny box we have now. I do click on the buttons I want and it still comes out small.  There is something not clicking in my head. Never had so much trouble with anything before. Maybe I should try bold but that is blurry to me and I have trouble reading it.  Not everyone enjoys reading blurry print.

LLOYD  looks like you and I are the only ones having problems here. Maybe I should just quit.

LARRY  today is the first morning I feel more normal.

SHIRLEY  I imagine the PSP you will get is the latest version. I was still using 12. I have not had PSP installed in this lemon for almost a year now and if I did I would have to take lessons all over again. Bubble and Patricia are the only 2 left there I think. I still miss not being able to do any now. Got so I dislike seeing all the beaut iful work they do and I get depressed. You  talked abou t the baby bot tles being white  tha t happened in Sab Diego for mu daughter, too, with all their wat er having so much chlorine in it. I had read putting a spoon of cream ot tartar in the water in sterilizer would bet rid of all the white and it worked. The sterilizer and bottles were all nice and clean.

AMY  please don't sed your cold here for a few days, I sure would like a few days above freezing.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 23, 2018, 10:12:04 am
Good morning everyone, I am still here and have a doozy of a cold. Wednesday evening I called my grandson and  told him I would not be  there for Thanksgiving. I sure did no t want to spread this around and called my son to  tell him not to come for me. Still in the deep freeze here, no going out and trying to keep warm in here. Sun is shining bright and beautiful but so deceiving.
Several high schools cancelled their Football games for yesterday but some played. The school here played but many people lent the team heaters and generators for the kids to get warm, they even warmed up the football at times, the cheerleaders were all bundled up to their eyes.

JOY  sorry you could hardly read my last post. I am feeling stupid not getting this new SS.

SHIRLEY  wish I could get my grandson here to teach me how t his posting is working now. I think I need it explained step by step. Never had a problem getting to learn something new before.

MARY ANN  I did pick 4 for size but guess I did not do that right either.

OLDIESMAN  like Michael better, my oldest son's name and he is older than you. Now there was a complaint my last post was too small and yours of the 19th was the same size.  Guess I should go back to the beginning to read and copy all your instructions.

LLOYD  like you I am having a time getting used to this new format .
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 19, 2018, 08:19:14 am
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Good morning everyone, winter is not  officially here yet and
I am tired of the cold already. Thanksgiving day is supposed to be
 the coldest so far not getting out of the low 20's for a high, makes
me feel like staying home. Makes we wish I had a down coat and the
 jacket I have is warm. A coat is too much for me to handle getting
 in and out of cars now.

LARRY  thanks for the link, I know how to change the font size in 10
 it is in here I am having a problem. I think like others I am having
 a problem in here. I really do not like this new change, first time
 I have had a problem in S&F.

OLDIESMAN  sorry but when I try what you say I still don't "get it".
Maybe more than my poor old brain can understand.

BUBBLE  so sorry about your car being stolen and then you having
 to get a new one. Darn crooks.

AMY  I'll be there for a nice piece of apple pie.

JANE  will I was on that list for all those goodies you are making.
 Between you and AMY with all the baking and cooking you both
do maybe I could get back some of the too many pounds I lost.

SHIRLEY  wonder if JOAN would have given demerits for coo‌king
 and baking? Yes WORK was a forbidden thing with  her because
 we are retired now, except for Jane.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 18, 2018, 07:56:07 am
Good morning everyone, from what I have heard on the weather reports this morning Thanksgiving day will be the coldest so far, On Wednesday night it will go down to 15 and the high will be just above freezing. Makes me think about staying home instead of going to my grandson's for the holiday.

JUNE  I am still learning Windows 10 and have forgotten how I fixed font size.

SHIRLEY  I will believe you will stop all that cooking when I see it. About time your children took over that job and it really is a big job as we get older.

JENNY  like you I will believe Shirley will not do all that coo‌king when I see it.

I have been sneezing since I got up this morning, hope a cold is not in my future this week.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 17, 2018, 10:24:45 am
JANE  till you mentioned it I paid no attention to the time here, it really is way off.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 17, 2018, 10:23:15 am
Good morning everyone. Sunny now but does not last, next minute it will be cloudy again. We ended with 8 inches of snow yesterday, surprised with so much rain when the snow stopped. Of course I had to bundle up and go out. I picked up a handful of it and thought it was perfect for snowman making. Yesterday my CNA and I made some No Bake Candy Cookies. Very easy but I had not made them since I moved here. Came out good, Think we will make another batch to take to my grandson's for Thanksgiving. Have everything I need to make some Ambrosia. Brought that to my son's at Christmas a few years ago and everyone enjoyed it. Will make more this time, a few more people will be there this year.

ROLEY  yesterday I did not know where I was when I got here. Getting too old to like changes where I am used to going.

SHIRLEY  time to tell your family that it is time for them to do the cooking for family get togethers holidays or any time.sing your pool I would not bother with it. When we had our pool it was an above ground and I was the one who took care of it. We all loved it and it was is use every day. For me it was a chance to get outside.

CALLIE  if I could sit long enough I would get a perm, Getting to the stage hard to raise both arms to brush and comb my hair.

LARRY we will be lucky to out of the 30's today. This cold has come so sudden after the warm weather we had till a few days ago. I have never used codes except for a link to the Card shop or Photos. I had them saved on the desktop but after my grandson took this lemon home in December and wiped everything out I lost many things and then had to reinstall what I use all the time. He also installed Win. 10 and I still miss t. I knew where everything was on that but things are different in 10.

JOY  so right you are. Takes longer for new things to sink into our brains tha            yard so full of a life time of evrey thing we have learned.

AMY  my daughter t old me yesterday that the ladies enjoyed the Moose farts. A few had one and said it was good, another one asked who brought them and another assked what they were called. They laughed at the name. They were the hit of the meeting. Thank you again for posting the link for them, I have the recipe printed out for me if I get ambitious to make them.

JANE years ago I made something with coconut covered in chocolate and my daughter said they were better than a Mounds bar. They were messy to make and I never made them again.

Have a good day everyone.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 16, 2018, 09:14:11 am
Good morning everyone, what a surprise when I logged in this morning. My fault because I never check other places but the SS lately. When I got here I found the font small and I went to my profile to make it larger and that choice is no longer there. Guess I am getting so old it is hard to learn changes, ya think?
Well we had snow and it is now raining. Maintenance man did not get much sleep last night and think he wanted none of us to sleep either. He is out with his small plow keeping the paths clear about every hour. Has to do that in case anyone has to get the rescue here.

LARRY  it would not bother me at all if I spent the holidays at home alone. I can feed myself and at those huge meals these days I eat very little these last few years.

GLORIA de  must be just something in us that still makes us collect recipes. Wish I could still bake like I used to.

SHIRLEY  like you I like a book in my hands to read. On line reading is OK for those who have no room for real books.

DON  I am so sorry I did not wish you a Happy Birthday. Will a Belated Birthday wish be OK?

AMY  had snow but no winter wonderland because it has already turned to rain before I got up. Love your font size this am, did not have to strain my eyes to read it.

JANE  I cannot find where to change the font on the pages like we had. I am having a problem reading here this morning.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018, 07:44:19 am
Good morning everyone, a whole 20 this morning and wind chill of 15. Starting late afternoon snow in the forecast for this area up to 3 inches. Not good for the rush hour traffic if they are right. My son and DIL are home sleeping in their own bed now. They were supposed to land around 1:30 am this morning. I know they would be glad to get home and unwind and they would not call me at that time, like I will not call in case they are sleeping.

LARRY  like Pat I am always collecting more recipes and I can no longer cook much but my CNA is a good cook and will try anything.

JANE  wish I was up to making candy, would love to make your PB cups, I love the Reese's and home made will be yummy.

CAROL  my daughter has not said anything about the smell of smoke so far. I will be going to my grandson's home for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be at my oldest son's home. Neither place has many stairs to get into, that is great for me.

AMY  my daughter made those moose farts yesterday for a ladies meeting today. Of course she had to taste one and said it was good.

JANE  at least the forecast for here is only 3 inches.

JENNY  wish Bob a belated Happy Birthday for me. My daughter  told me yesterday they have had their first freeze for this season. They are in the mountains about 4 o miles out of Kingman.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new page to fill up. Love your graphics. LOL  with the little girls with the dead batteries in her legs. 2 apples?

Have a good day and keep warm.