for November 15, 2020
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Island In The Sun
(Harry Belafonte/Lord Burgess)
This is my island in the sun
Where my people have toiled since time begun
I may sail on many a sea
Her shores will always be home to me
Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand
As morning breaks the heaven on high
I lift my heavy load to the sky
Sun comes down with a burning glow
Mingles my sweat with the earth below
Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand
I see woman on bended knee
Cutting cane for her family
I see man at the waterside
Casting nets at the surging tide
Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand
I pray the day will never come
When I can't awake to the sound of drum
Never let me miss carnival
With calypso songs philosophical
Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand
*~*~*~* The Angel *~*~*~*
Why is it that you were taken away,
I had so much left to say.
We had shared so much together,
it never mattered what the weather.
If things were good, when things were bad...
If we were happy, when we were sad...
You were always there for me,
whenever, I needed you to be.
We grew up together, you and I.
now we've said our last "good bye."
At first, it was extremely hard for me,
to live without, things that used to be.
Each night I lie down, I think of you.
all of the things you had gone through.
The pain of watching you loose your life,
I prayed each night you would win the fight...
Now you are gone, and I must carry on.
I picture you now in such "bright light,"
laughing with me, with such delight.
Close to my heart you will always be,
the "Angel" who watches over me.
I will always Love you my "Friend,"
I await the day we meet again!
~ written by Cynthia D. Brooks
for a friend lost to cancer
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. George Eliot
Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way.
I've traveled a long way and some of the
roads weren't paved.
Have even offline for a few daysad just read that perfect message from you. My roads have been like that, not all paved but I can look back over almost a century of meeting wonderful people.
Thank you for your notes,as I do not always reply. Keep well, and hope the world will be freefomthe coven.
Another busy day ahead. Just got a phone call friends are coming so I had best scoot out of my night clothes!! Be back later..
Bubble love the new start page. I to have traveled rough roads but learning on the way. On thing I have learnt is you can't pick your family but you can pick your friends.
Enjoy your day and stay safe!
so_P_bubble thanks for the new start.
Good morning to All.
And Happy Birthday to everyone who is having one, or who just had one, or will soon have one. I hope that takes care of everyone I have forgotten, am forgetting, or will forget. ::)
Stay well, Everyone.
Good morning everyone, been reading the posts from yesterday. Woke late yesterday and was just sitting down here and second son got here. Then soon after older son got here. Busy morning. when they finally left I got my breakfast, already after noon time. By the time I finished and washed the few dishes I was on the couch for a 3 hour nap. Think I am bored with my own company?
Have only talked to my doctor on the on phone in about a year. Only saw the dentist once to have a tooth pulled. Not doing any cleaning either. See my eye doctor on 12-1 and that is 7 months late for the yearly check up. That will be last appointment till spring. I do not do appointments in winter, don't like the December one either. Too hard to dress warm and get a jacket on.
Had a call from Yvette, the doctor send her for the covid test and it came back yesterday and she is negative, thank God.
Her Dr. gave her a new inhaler and it has helped with her allergies. They heat their house with forced hot air and it is very dry. Told her she needs a humidifier. I had forced hot air at my son's house and with my plants I kept plastid comtainers around them for the moisture they needed and I would put a bucket of water in front of where the hot air came from, helped a lot.
It was 27 when I got up this morning, all the cars were white with frost, could even see it on the roof that I can see.
JACKIE I don't "talk" to everyone here every day. Some days I just do not feel like saying anything. Wish Charley a belated happy birthday from me.
JANE wish I got a visit from my daughter as often as you see your. Sure we are on Sky pe every day but no real hugs that way. Mickey is another beautiful baby. Make mw want to pick him up and cuddle him, bet you would like that, too.
JENNY Yvette might be back Monday. I think I have gotten to rely on her too much. She has been coming here for almost 3 years now. Wish BOB a Happy Birthday for me.
BUBBLE thank you for te new page this morning. Love the coloring in the frst graphic and like the font you used. Wish my handwriting could look like that. I could almost hear Harry Belafonte singing Island in the Sun. Thanks for all today's goodies.
JUNEE wonderful seeing your post this morning. Sure miss you.
PHYLLIS reember all the birthday cards we used to make? Now neithe one of us can do PSP anymore, I do miss it but impossible now.
LLOYD have a good day, still below freezing here.
Have a good day and stay safe.
I have not been on the computer that much for a couple days. Did want to check in here so that you all would know I am still "alive and kickin' ". Have been very lazy and not doing a whole lot. I have a lot of naps and read a lot.
I am going to order a Thanksgiving dinner from one of our favorite restaurants and my son will pick it up ob Wednesday.
We have decided to just stay in our separate places and not all get together.. Our Governor has suggested not to have any family gatherings and I am more comfortable with that. My place is small and with even 4 people, not much room to move around. Since I do have a lot of health issues, I feel better doing it that. Even tho I don't like it. MY one son feels like the "government" is putting too many restrictions out. He feels that you just can't stop living. I know it must not be easy to have to make those kind of decisions. But, I think it is better to be safe than sorry. I don't go out anywhere, but my family are out among people every day, and I don't really worry about them being infected, but I just am not comfortable about it. I have several friends who have cancelled their family's Thanksgiving get together. Very Sad times now we all are living in.
Hope everyone is doing well and have a nice Sunday afternoon.
... i read you loud and clear..got the message..
As long as we can read that it is somebody's birthday we dont need to remember, if it is in front of us in black and white, figure of speech, or whatever colour our members choose to post in.....
Friends have left to head home. We did our exchange of items and now I have 21 + yards of elastic for masks.
Patricia, hope your 30 days goes fast with no hiccups. Can't imagine what you are going through, makes on apprehensive on what they are eating.
Joy, I think this province is going to go into lock down as people don't do as they are told. We now have many cases in the province ,thankfully none in this area but still people don't STAY HOME!
Gloria, we heat with wood and that it drying also. A kettle of water is always on the back of the stove.
Good Morning. Thanks, Bubble, for the new page.
Phyllis, I may copy your comments about Happy Birthdays. I just am not at all good at mentioning individuals for this or much of anything else.
Electricity was out for almost 2 hours last night. High winds had blown down power lines. Glad my cell phone and Tablet were fully charged. No internet but I could read, play games and keep in touch with family.
Time to prepare for watching live video of church service on Facebook. Seems as if it takes almost as much time to do that as it did to get ready and get there.
BBL, Friends. Enjoy your day.
Good morning from an Interior at 7° and as usual, You cannot see attachments on this board. Yet we persevere. We will be back and forth with plus and minus temperatures all week.
Bubble, thank you for the start of a new SS version! I always enjoy your PSP work and the songs and poems you bring to us. I especially liked the friendship quote as that describes a real friendship and not simply an acquaintance. Your new avatar is as the kids say (or did? at my age, it's hard to keep up!); sweet! You're doing more with avatars, and I need to find a new one for my new sign in.
Today I start my thirty days of food restrictions, and late yesterday afternoon, friends came to bring me some game and organic foods while taking away my stash of processed or suspect foods. It's going to be an interesting month, but I hope a healthier, more promising one. It was an interesting visit.
They called that they were at the front door; I went down the elevator in my mask, and through the security office, and out the vestibule, grabbing a cart on my way. I left the cart outside, retreated to the vestibule while they loaded all the food onto my cart. Then my friend came in with me to switch foods, and I went back down in the elevator with her and waved goodbye to her and her waiting husband.
We're careful as they've taken two people from here and not brought them back yet. I don't understand people selfishly complaining about their personal rights as some have done locally while Alaska jumps a hundred and more new cases daily. What about their right to life?
Sorry Amy, I had to edit the size of my snow and then you and Callie were there ahead of me. I hope the month goes fast as well. At least there are promises of better sleep and health to look forward to. I imagine all those with sensitivities and allergies will understand.
Kyle probably would like to do without his allergies but likes being here with you more. Food and other allergies are on the rise and doctors say they're going to keep rising as the more chemicals in our life do.
With all that fabric you're going to be busy! I know the ones you sent were lovely!
Callie & Phyllis, I agree, we're not always going to be remembering and noting each event. I'm sorry your electricity was out. A few years back, one night, some local fool got drunk and hit a transformer and the whole block went out along with my building's heat. It was a few hours of shivering and bundling until the heat returned.
Patricia, no problem :)
When I was in the back yard yesterday a flock of geese flew over.....nothing odd about that part but they also had a flock of Whistler ducks with them..that as the odd part!
I had to look that duck up as it was new to me and not an Alaskan one or visitor. They sound very colorful and interesting. I would have loved to have seen that! I love as you know, looking at animal and bird Youtube videos!
In the spring and fall, we have humongous flocks of honking geese and cranes. The various ducks seem to sneak in quietly.
Patricia, fortunately, the temperature yesterday was almost 80º. Even if it had been out longer, I doubt the house would have become cold. I was ready for bed, anyway, but it came back on before I'd gotten under the covers.
Jackie, I was very young when my Dad taught me to follow a football game on the radio. He drew a football field on a box lid and had me move a red checker (for OU Sooners, of course ;) ) and a black checker (for the opponents) back and forth on the yard markers as we listened. Parents began taking me to home games at OU when I was about 10.
I don't follow pro basketball but, having been married to a coach and official plus a son playing on high school team, I do know enough to listen intelligently (most of the time!)
Amy and Patricia, I haven't heard Canada geese overhead yet but that may be due to my hearing loss getting worse. I have noticed Juncos at the bird feeder; they're usually here only in the winter.
Callie, our present temperature is plus five. It was plus 7 only two hours ago! :-\
I don't believe we saw 80 degrees more than twice with our past rainy summer, which was back in May. You have many different birds than we do and at different times because we live in a large forest and wetlands area. Our local Juncos overwinter in the SE portion of the state but return in early spring.
Our sanctuary, Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, hosts nesting birds and waterfowl from all over the world. While most acreage remains unavailable to the public, there are two front public viewing areas and one boardwalk trail of three miles, and a five-mile looped trail available. Unfortunately, my balance has prevented me from walking the available trails since 2017.
Several competing dog races have routed thru some parts in the past winters, but I doubt if we'll see those this year.
... similar here, i always new my Richard played in a local football team in his younger days but it wasn't until the clear-out after he died that i came across a piece of old newspaper cutting that had a picture of him proudly holding up a large trophy cup dressed smartly in a suit, shirt and tie, with his name mentioned underneath, and photo and name of who was awarding it..
It is now safely in my possession inside a lidded tin box...
I grew up in a home where
I was the youngest, only only
girl with two older brothers.
Sports was always on the tube
in later years after the tube had
been invented and in everyone's
So I learned baseball, American
Football and Basketball...
When I got older and had
my own family, sports was
not that much in my life.
But I did maintain a working
knowledge of most those three
sports and still do today
even though I rarely ever
watch them .
I even enjoyed a few
years of Fantasy Football..
Which was fun.
Especially when i Beat out
the men that I played with.
(Not always but I usually
remained in the running until
And life goes on..
Now it is "Covid, Covid, Covid"
Only three outdoor school sports i remember doing on a regular basis was netball, hockey and rounders...hockey and rounders i enjoyed, netball i hated as had no idea what i was doing and could not wait for our PE ( physical education ) teacher to blow that whistle, that whistle letting us know the game was over...Also the boys classes were above the girls classes on the ground so boys would look out their windows at us, being 13-15, not so bad with the hockey and rounder's as those were played over the fields away from the main building...Oh and we had to play in our navy knickers, ( part of our school uniform-black canvas plimsolls not white ) no shorts or PE skirts back then were allowed..
For the boys it was football and cricket...
Sorry I haven't been in most of today. I love it when the kids visit but they wear me our! I refuse to give up while they're here and whey they all leave, I collapse! Now I'm going to go hit the haystack! I read everything and everything was interesting. Keep up the good reporting!
Good Night! I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, feel-good, get-better tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Good Morning to everyone who comes in later! I'll be back to see who that might be. I really don't think I should be talking to myself so much!
It's a nice sunshiny morning but chilly. 48 deg. when I got up at a little before 6 a.m. Not much planned for the day except for laundry.
This afternoon I must take the car into the auto mechanic to see if they can track down and fix a persistent leak that comes in the back. I think it is around the back window but could be around the hatchback instead...or in addition to. It has had us irritated for some time and has caused mold in the car that had to be removed but it is still happening so must find out where it is coming from. I wish I didn't have to have a car but it is an absolute necessity here.
Take care, All.
Good morning everyone, turned the pc on and the TV on when I got here and heard a local news report about high winds last night and the damage done. I looked out when I pulled the bedroom window this morning like I always do and the sky is clear and the trees were not moving and it looked calm. I wondered what the weather guesser was talking about, well it was in south county, along the shore. In Westerly they had a few gusts of 68 MPH and damage. Once again I am glad I live as far from the ocean as can be in this smallest state.
Got a call from Yvette yesterday all she needs to get back to work is a note from her doctor saying she is OK and she will be back to work, hopefully tomorrow. It was her allergies acting up. She needs a humidifier in her house, heating with forced hot air really dries the air in a house.
JOY in this building we can order a Thansgiving dinner from a local restaurant for $15. From the menu listed it is about half the dinner without many veggies. I will be going to my grandson's house and it is just family. My oldest son has the Christmas dinner. I know I will have a meal to take home from both places.
JACKIE thanking me for what? I did nothing or said nothing to be thanked for.
AMY wow just think of all the masks you can make now with all the elastic. My oles son heated with wood for years but aft er getting the house getting an addition put onto the house he got a pellet stove, heats great but not with all the ashes from the wood. They still keep an old kettle on it filled with water.
CALLIE I enjoyed making the birthday cards and trying to find somehing to go with the person whose birthday it was. We notified the recipient that a card was posted for them and most everyone thanked us for them.
PATRICIA i WAS THINKING IT IS TIME FOR ME TO CHANGE MY AVATAR. There I go with the caps locked. Really not yelling at you. I rather wear a mask and protect my health than get the covid-19. Seems like we are getting more cases every day now than the first time around. Good luck on the 30 days. So fa r everyone in this building is OK.
JANE YOU turned out the lights and turned them on this morning. No one in between must feel like you are all alone in the SS.
PHYLLIS I still miss having a car and the independance it gave me. With this darn virus we no longer have the town car that we could call for appointments so have to ask my olderson to take me. Hate to bother him.
Have a good day and stay safe and healthy with your mask on.
...i have now deleted my " thank you "
Good morning from a minus 19 Interior. We're supposed to warm up to minus five, but so far, we've gotten colder in the hour and a half I've been awake! I hope this is just a minor fluctuation!
I've never been into sports because I've never been that coordinated. In gym class, we played soccer, softball, or dodgeball, and none of those appealed. I did love skating, and all the schools back then had a skating rink. And in the seventies, I loved watching skating and gymnastics in the Olympics.
Gloria, here you can order a Thanksgiving meal for three to five people for $59.99 or $79.99 for eight to ten people. Everything is higher here because shipping is so much higher than within the lower forty-eight states. It's a lot cheaper to fix your own or make an early reservation to go out.
They are talking about the third wave of new cases after this one, and the more people that mask up and protect themselves and others, the sooner we will be able to get back to a more normal life. I'm glad that Yvette will soon be able to be back with you.
Thanks for the good wishes on my thirty days. So far, so good! 👍
Our city buses are running on a minimal schedule, and SeniorRide and Van Tran are presently closed. So, taxis are prohibitive and so busy they won't even give you an estimated arrival time or pre-arranged pickup and delivery.
well I am here but just barley before Noon, I slept in very good. 51º and sunny calling for 61º and sunny.
Hope you all have a good day.
The day went well, Dr said he didn't need to see him back for 5 years One down one to go!
Last night we had high winds and pounding rain. Power was off and on but stayed on in our area but not in other areas.
We ran into snow , blowing snow then rain. Lots of widow makers down and signs blown over.,generators working where needed. Just got home in time for snow to start up again.
Sure glad to be off the roads and in a warm house.
Gloria, we also had very high winds ,I ended up turning everything off and grabbing our emergency lights just in case the power went off and stayed off. Pellet stoves are nice, a friend has one and it heats their large home. Maybe that could be a thought for us......Sounds like the perfect time with your family and meals to come home with you. Your son likely doesn't mind driving you, think back to all that you have done for him ,you can enjoy each others company
Lloyd, glad you did get some sleep. Hope both you and Nancy are keeping well.
Patricia, my goodness that is chilly!! Just heard on the news that some folks won't get their power back on till Tue. Going to be an awful chilly night for them.
Phyllis, a vehicle is a necessity here also...we're in the boonies and have to travel for everything.
Jane, worth every tired moment to be with the kids. Remember when we could go like they do now?
Better sign off before I write a book..
we had in the night and early morning wend rain and hail. clear and 49º now, well I am off to bed, sweet dreams and good night. Hope to see you all in good spirits and health tomorrow.
This was another one of "those" days! I got a lot done but it doesn't really show. Frankie stopped by on her way to WM and left Cooper here then brought me some laundry detergent back. Now I can strip the bed and wash the bedding. I was going to do it this morning and I suddenly remembered that I'd washed every drop of soap out of the bottle.
Then my two grand nieces stopped by. Bridget came up to take Bethany home from college. They wouldn't come in so we stood out on the porch and talked fast enough to catch up on all the family activities in their family and Bethany's college days. Then we exchanged all the Christmas items and they took off for home.
I had a pot roast in the crock pot in time to be done for supper and it was delicious. There's enough for several more meals and I'll freeze a couple of meals tomorrow.
I paid some bills, got a couple birthday cards ready, cleaned up a couple places that got missed the last time around and I'm ready to finish the candy cups tomorrow and pack candy in bags for Texas. Then Wednesday is fruit cake day! I have to get it baked and aging no later than Friday of this week.
Sounds like I have a busy week coming up! It's already down to 37º and on it's way to 30 overnight then Tues and Wed night we're going into the 20s. I think I'll just stay home and bake! No snow predicted this week or next week and that's a plus!
Now I'm heading for the haystack to collect some of those zzzzs that keep piling up in there. I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, feel-good, get-well tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Good snowy morning.
Woke to snow on the ground, not a lot maybe 1" or so. Temp is 22° and I hope the sun comes out to shooo away the snow.
Need to go into town , the light in my pantry is flickering and I need to replace it. Then home for whatever needs to be done.
Jane, I am tempted to go back to bed! You made me tired just reading all that you did yesterday! Hope today is easier for you.
Gloria, hope Yvette gets her note from the Dr soon. You both seem to be two peas in a pod and enjoy each others company.
Patricia, I was raised near water and we were either in it in the summer or on it in the winter. Love skating and I still have skates . Kyle still can't find the missing hearing aid......guess we will call the company today and see when he can get another one.
Better get a move on.
Enjoy your day ,stay safe
Good morning every one, 33 now and will get up to mid 40's today. Too early for sun to show yet. Will be a good day, Yvette will be here today. Her client before me will be happy to see her again. Just heard on the news that some cities here are going back to bars and restaurants going back to pick up or delivery. With this rotten covid getting worse they are going backwords again. Glad my family and those I see are all OK. Some schools are going back to online teaching again. Even the colleges will be doing that again. Sad to see the world like this.
PATRICIA the $15.00 is for 1 person and the only vegetables are mashed potatoes and butternut squash, nothing green, no dessert either. I have had food from this restaurant before and it is not that good either. I will be going to my grandson's home, just family, my son will have Christmas dinner. In the evening most of his inlaws go to their home but he said this year they will not do that. Every year the crowd gets bigger. New marriages or sweethearts and babies. I have been there a few times when they were all there and it was fun but a madhouse with noise. Got so I had my son take me home before the crowd started showing up.
LLOYD glad you had a good sleep at last. Just make sure you take care of yourself and keep away from the big machinery.
AMY never heard of a doc tor saying not to come back for 5 years, maybe 5 months. Looks like you hubby is doing great. Maybe it is just me but I feel like I should still be doing for my 3 kids. The 3 of them are getting into their late 60's and retired and doing better than I ever did. When those strong winds hit here I slept all through it.
JANE good time to be baking with the oven helping to warm up the house. I know I did a lot of baking in the winter months.
AMY I used to love skating in the winter and roller skating in the summer. Still like watching the skating in the Olympics.
Time to go get my oatmeal cooked, getting hungry.
Have a good day and stay safe and wear a mask going out.
Good Morning everyone. Is 35º and clear headed fir 56º and sunny here today. hope you all have a good day.
Good Morning Everyfriend! This will be short because Mickie will be telling me it's time for her walk any minute now.
The weather report said that we were supposed to have snow flurries around 7 this morning. I didn't see them but it's turning to rain any time now.
I have some of the bedding in the washer now and the rest lying on the floor waiting. I think I'll put the flannel sheets on the bed today. They feel cozy this time of year. That means that if the current sheets don't get washed....so what!
I have all the stuff sitting out to get the fruit cake started and while the first stage cools, I'm going to finish rolling the peppermint and rum centers for the candy cups. Frankie said she's coming over this afternoon and I'm thinking of drafting her to pack bags. She said she'd help.
GLORIA, I'm so glad to hear that Yvette will be coming back soon. I know how much you missed her.
AMY, it makes me tired to hear all the stuff you do!
Mickie is telling me it's time for our walk so I guess I better get my shoes and coat on and get moving. I wish you all a great day! Make it your own in every way! And don't forget to share!
Cold here, too. It was 35 when I got up but the sun is up now so beginning to warm up a little. It is supposed to be even colder tonight and tomorrow.
We spent nearly 3 hours at the car mechanic's yesterday late afternoon. We didn't get home until almost 6:30 and I was so tired I didn't even want to eat. Even David just wanted a bowl of soup. They found a lot of water underneath the back seat and cargo area and under the floor mats. Apparently the drain around the sun roof was clogged and just poured rain water down inside the car where we couldn't see it. The mechanic spent a long time tracing it all down, he hoped, and cleaning it and draining it. Also, cleaned the back window seal and seal around the hatch back. I will NEVER have a car with a sun roof again! I'm thinking now of getting rid of this car but dread the thought of looking for another one.
Thank goodness, the next few days are supposed to be dry and a little breezy so I will open all the car windows and hope that it will help to dry out the inside.
MAKE it a good day, Everyone. I'm going to try to.
Our sky is looking blue again - hooray after so many days of a white sky from so many fires. One son is taking great care as a co-worker has the virus.
Phyllis: That sounds like a big mess with your car - I have never heard of such a thing.
We are not gathering for Thanksgiving and most likely not for Christmas either. Church is online instead of indoors. I was making some things for the charity bazaar but that is not going to happen this year. Every day, I remind myself how fortunate we are to have housing - ability to get food in the house and our children are well.
Good morning from the Interior, where it's clear with no cloud cover. That means it's cold and will stay cold. It's presently minus sixteen, and the low was supposed to be minus ten. Someone read the wrong chart.
Amy, having no power in winter is terrible, and for long periods in winter! Do they have available heat or places to go?
Jane, are you sure you don't have an energizer bunny in your genes? I don't know how you do it!
I was also raised near water, Amy. We did lots of ice skating in the winter and river boating in the summer as my dad's passion was building jet boats, and he taught others. My parents had built a cabin on purchased land, on the Salcha River. Many family friends had cabins in the area, and the wives and children would spend the summer there, and the husbands would come out on the weekends.
In later years, we traveled up other rivers, and my sisters and I would play with the village children while the parents would sit by the fire and hold weighty conversations on the way of the world and the weather. We were always given fish directly out of the smokehouse when leaving.
Gloria, that certainly doesn't sound very good, even for $15! I'm glad Yvette's back; you two truly enjoy each other's company! I'm lucky that in my group, all the children are adults. We rarely have any of the grand or great grands at our gatherings, so I don't know how I'd be around kids anymore, probably the same as you.
Phyllis, that sounds expensive and perhaps could happen again? At least now you have answers and can decide what's next. I'm glad you got it repaired, even with three hours waiting!
None of us will be gathering this year for either holiday. I didn't expect a dinner this year, but some friends made up a diet restriction friendly thanksgiving dinner for me and are going to drop it by tomorrow afternoon. I'm having no issues with the restrictions, but it hasn't been that long, but so far, so good!
PATRICIA, I only report all the thing I do. I don't report all the rest stops!
well it is time to bid you all sweet dreams and good night, I have already taken my shot, now coke down the pills. hope to see you all here in the morning.
Well, today was a cold one! It's now in the low 30s and they're saying we'll have snow flurries overnight! I don't have anywhere to go in the morning so it's ok with me.
I got a lot done today. I made my trip to the country market and got the stuff I needed to finish the fruit cake (It's finished and aging in a cool, dry place). I also got the raw peanuts that I always do for my kids family bags. I didn't finish the candy centers today. That's on for tomorrow.
Patricia, I didn't take as many breaks today as I usually do. This job is time-consuming but I did get enough in to keep me going!
Now I'm off to the haystack. I know it's loaded with zzzzs and I'm going to grab some. In fact, I think I hear them coming after me!
I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, feel-good, get-well tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
I am finally back and able to post. Somehow I managed to delete all of my saved folders and it has taken me awhile to get my iPad up and running again so I could start loading things back in.
The first thing I want to do is thank you all for the nice Birthday greetings for Bob. He had a nice day and appreciated all the attention he got from family and friends 🥳.
AMY, what wonderful news to read that Kyle does not have to return to the doctor for 5 years. That is just so good to hear and I am so happy for you both. The wind and pounding rain sure sounded bad. Glad you did not loose your power. I have heard that Pellet stoves do a good job of heating a home. Sure wish you would not have to deal with extreme storms.
JANE, I had to chuckle at you speaking of your rest stops. One thing I feel certain about, they sure can not last very long😘
BURR PATRICIA! The ongoing cold temperatures never seem to change for the better😱. I hope the Thanksgiving meal your friends have made for you will be enjoyable. Good to read that your restricted diet has not been too bad for you.
PHYLLIS, how upsetting to read the news about the leak in your car. I can understand you wanting to get a new car, but I do not blame you for not wanting to have to do that. Hopefully they have stopped the issue that allowed it to leak.
GLORIA, happy to read that Yvette is able to come back to you again. I know you really missed her.
CAROL, we sure have been enjoying some wonderful warm weather for being in the middle of November. I certainly am not complaining😘. Our new Covid restrictions are extremely concerning. We cancelled our plans to go to California for our youngest grandsons 2nd Birthday today, due to the increase in Covid numbers. It sure was not a easy decision to make, but a necessary one😩😩
Dave and Michele had to buy a new furnace as theirs died overnight Sunday. The new one will be installed tomorrow afternoon. Thankfully we had mild temps during this time when they were without heat.
Hope everyone has a good night of rest.
Good Morning Everyfriend! I'm up and running! I have my list made up for today and I have no doubt that I will NOT finish it off.
I forgot to mention that my major rest stop yesterday included a visit with Frankie. She dropped of her doggie on her way to WM and then visited a bit before leaving for home.
It's almost time for the boinger so this will be short and then breakfast will happen and the day will take off. First on the agenda is to finish the candy centers. I'm going to get them done today!
Have a great day Everyfriend! Don't forget to share!
Good Morning everyone. hope everything goes well for you all, it is 44º and clear here this morning predicting a high of 66º and sunny. I still have sinuses drainage and cough.
Guess the snow is here to stay.....17° F with the high of 28° today..
Baking is on my list today and house hold duties. Need to drum up something for supper tonight and so far all I can think of is tilapia for something different.
Jane, canned dog food is like hens teeth to find here now. So here we go again with shelves empty.
Gloria ,this is one of his Drs ,the other one his oncologist will let him know she wants to see him in 5 years!!Then you will hear us yell yippie!!!
Better scoot as a busy day ahead awaits.
Take care and stay safe.
Good morning from a minus 19 Interior where I've nothing planned. I got ahead of myself in thinking my friends would be by today. They will be by this coming Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. The days drag when you're stuck inside and can't go anywhere. I've become maudlin. Somewhere Fate is rubbing her hands and envisioning a good kick to reality.
I finished the candy centers today (Rum cream, Peppermint Cream). That's the last of them! The PB and coconut have been finished and tomorrow is packing day! I was going to make a trip to the Farmers' Market today but decided to put it off until Saturday and do a couple other errands at the same time. I'm very relieved to have the candy centers done. Now all I have left to do is a couple dozen more PB saltines.
We did have some snow flurries this morning but you had to really SQUINT to see the flakes. Nothing laid on the ground. And nothing stuck to people. It warmed up a little before Mickie and I took our long walk, thank goodness! I don't know how you Alaskans stand the temps below zero for so many days in a row.
AMY, I don't buy canned dog food. I buy a dry one that you restore with hot water and then add your own oil and meat. I heard that meat might be getting scarce, though.
Now I'm going to in the living room and lie on the floor and do my back stretches. All that "slaving over a hot stove" has everything out of place. Enjoy the rest of your day, Everyfriend
I'm so excited! I just found an old pair of glasses, and I can see again! Even better, I will be able to leave my apartment and my building! They're loose, but tightening them will be easy! 🎼 Freedom...freedom... 🎶
Jane, is Pennsylvania a dry or wet climate? I noticed that our dry climate's twenty below is comparable to the feel of Tennessee's wet climate of 40 above with driving rain. It's all in the amount of humidity.
H A P P Y 🎂 B I R T H D A Y
🎈 🎁 S A N D Y 🥳 🍰
How exciting, PATRICIA.....finding a pair of glasses so that you can see!!
I actually wondered how you were going to keep your delivered TG meal until next week😱
AMY, I hope and pray that we will hear a very loud YIPPEE coming from you and Kyle❣️
JANE, the busy lady is stretching on the floor after working over the hot stove.....good for you!
Not much more to add! So enjoy the rest of your day EVERYFRIEND.
:hb2: Happy Birthday, Sandy! :hb2:
Phyllis, I've been shopping for a new car & finally gave up on what I wanted so will get the 2021 version of what I've been driving since 2013.... Buick Encore. Because I don't get along with sun I don't look for sunroof and after your ordeal I told the salesman that wanted to bring me one with a sunroof that "it is a deal breaker for me!" Sorry you've had to go through all that. My reason is I know everything is 7 years old even though not a lot of miles, the tires are 7 years of town driving & I know I've left a lot of tread on the concrete getting in & out of the garage around that RV! I've been driving "Lill' Red" & loved every minute but warranty is out & auto club has not exactly been what it used to be (when you get a call center in Mexico)... Anyway, going to pick up the new white one in the morning & write 'em a check. My level of endurance is a couple hours & somebody turns off the steam.
#2 son stopped by tonight & cleaned out my dryer vent, I am SO relieved, had thought it was the washer not spinning dry enough, poor old gas dry is only, well, bought is back in '67, remember avacado green appliances? Yes, still works after cleaning that vent!
If anything could go wrong, it has this week. Today things are kind of shaping up so going to grab a bite to eat & go to bed. Wind has been awful, worse than usual. BUT bright side is the sweet gum tree has finally given up the last of her leaves so one more clean up & I will put the mulcher away. If neighbors leaves want to hang out here I have a blower to encourage them to follow the wind~~~
Patricia, glad you found some glasses that work. I am wearing some several years old because the ones made this year didn't work at all. I still can't believe if I can see perfectly clear when I open only one eye, then that eye's cataract can't be that bad. Problem is I can't open both eyes or all door facings, etc, are curved. Makes it not great for driving. They remade the glasses once & they were even worse. I'd love to find one of the old eye doctors like long ago, that didn't just "flip-flip" and think they are done.
Amy, I'm going to get a small turkey to fix the turkey/noodles my family loves, and will save plenty of the meat for the cats. Cat food is hard to find & these kids are picky. I was shocked how bare the shelves were at the store this week, it was a couple weeks since I had been out. I guess Wichita is overwhelmed with the virus again. I don't want to catch any other versions of anything so plan to stay to myself on Thanksgiving. I will exchange foods with the others but do not want to mingle since they are all "going to work or school" off & on.
I think we should move Thanksgiving to spring or fall when weather is nice, set up tables outside & do it like in the old days.
And now I'm off to eat & find those zzzzzzzzzzzzs before Jane uses them all up.
Sweet dreams to all and God Bless........Shirley
Good Night and sweet dreams everyone. time for meds and shot. hope to see you all in the morning everyone.
Good brr morning, a whole 18 now. Coldest night so far. The heat is working overtime, hardy shuts off and starts almost at once. I slept late yesterday and when I got my brain working Yvette was here already. Now this last night I must have had 3 hours sleep if that much. That's what happens when I sleep too long. I know I have a lot of email to catch up on. Maybe I will get to some of it later if I don't fall asleep first.
JOAN I am going to my grandson's for Thanksgiving and have ordered a cheesecake to bring. Cannot make much more than the stuffed celery. I can sit to do that.
PHYLLIS cars can be a headache for sure hen we miss them when no longer have one.
CAROL I feel safe in this building, no one here has even thought they might have the virus. There is no one being social thanks to the manager. The seat ing in the loggy was all put in storage and the chairs on the porches are gone too so no one even sitting outside. The only time we leave our apartments is to do laundry or get our mail. CNAsare sllowed in and I am so glad of that. I didn't know what I would do without the one I have. Family members can come for a visit. She put a book on a table in the lobby for everyong to sign in when they come. We are starting to feel like we are in jail and she is the mean warden.
Some even call her the warden.
PATRICIA I will be seeing my great grandson next week, he is 5 and now in school. You should see him on his tablet. He moves around on it faster than I can do anything on the computer. My grandson works in computers and he was always asking his dad what he was doing and why and my grand would explain it to him.
JENNY my oldestt son heats with a pellet stove and you cannot not stand close to it, really throw out the heat.
LLOYD hope you have been sleeping good now.
AMY would be great if all doctors would say -see you in 5 years.
SHIRLEY when the eye doctor I had for many years retired 2 young ones bought hi practice. Everything done by machines, even to telling them where the line in the bifocals went. Did not work for me. too high and cut right across my vision. I finally looked at a pair of old ones and the ones I just got. Big difference. Went back to the office and shoed them the difference but they said the old ones were wrong. OK Went to a different eye doc whose father was a partner one one I had for years. He is tiynger of course but my glasses have been good from him.
Have a good day everyone and wear your mask and keep y our distance and stay safe.
Yesterday was a right off in baking. Spent most of the time on the phone trying to fix my email. Frustrating but finally did get it going. Now I have to manually transfer all my contacts from the old one to the new one..
Today we are off to the city for Kyle to sign papers to get another hearing aid. Hearing aids and masks do not get a long and she said many others have lost theirs also.
Sandy, a belated happy birthday to you.
Gloria, tis 25° here now. Children pick up on computers etc so quick and it is good that he is learning from his Dad.
Patricia, so happy that you did find a pair of glasses to use until you get your new ones.
Shirley ,the Encore was one that I would have liked but with two big dogs it just wasn't big enough for us. These guys are just finishing up on the turkey I had cooked for them.
Jenny, my friend took chemo in pill form and did rather well on it. One the Dr gets the right dose for Michele, things should go a loot better for her.
Phyllis , a leak anywhere is nasty!! Hope for find a vehicle that suits yours needs.
Jane, hope today is a little easier for you. You have been going full out for quite a few days now.
Lloyd, good morning to you and Nancy.
Better get going.
Enjoy your day and stay safe!
Good Morning Everyfriend! The haystack called early last night and I answered. I was almost asleep before I realized that I hadn't signed off in here. I hope someone took care of the lights. I'd hate to think everything was on all night.
SANDY, sorry I missed your birthday. I hope you had a happy one and I hope you have lots more happy ones!
I read all about the cars and I'm still hanging on to my 20 year old VW Golf! It turned over 100,000 miles around the end of the summer and I didn't get to see it. That's when Frankie was still driving it! And it really hasn't been that expensive to keep it running. I keep thinking about the time I decide I need a new one, I won't be able to drive any more.
Kids are so computer-oriented these days that wonder how many of them play outside now. I couldn't wait to get outside most mornings when I was little.
We're just waiting for the boinger right now and then the day takes off. The only thing I'm doing in the kitchen today is roasting peanuts. I almost forgot about them until Christy reminded me that she wants them in her bag. I usually do them for the guys but she'll get hers this year. While they roast, I'll be packing the other candy in bags and ready to be divide up for families. When this is all done, I can clean and decorate a little for Christmas. I do have to bake a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. It will just be Cathy and husband Craig, Me and Frankie and Courtney (two grandkids far from family)
I wish you all a great day!
Make it your own in every way!
And don't forget to share it with you friends on Soda Shoppe!
P.S. Almost forgot....PATRICIA, I think our area is considered a wet area.
good Morning everyone .well I really slept in Last night , and would still been at it except Nancy came in and hollered and made me get up. we have bright sun and 62º and calling for 70º. so I best go eat and get to work at something. Have a good day everyone,
JaneS Most cars are built to go for 2000,000 or more with good regular maintenance. do not reamer how many miles Chrysler says , But Nancy has ours done 3,000 Less than they say. and that dose not brake the Bank. Have a good day.
This whole day is going to be messed up. I was up early for a lab appointment. Because I was wanting to make sure I got up in time I, of course, was restless all night. I made it in time and everything moved along smoothly even through all the Covid restrictions. But, oh gosh, was it cold! 29 deg. when we left the house. David started the car a few minutes early and that helped warm it up but I thought I would shiver to pieces. The second I got back in the house I headed for the coffee machine.
Shirley, we drove several Buick Park Avenues and loved everyone of them. I've been looking at the Encore. As for a sun roof...I may not have any choice. I think that it will be hard to find a car that doesn't have one and still has the other things that I want. I'm taking my time. If the nice young man at the garage managed to fix the problem I may wait awhile before buying. What to do.....what to do..... ???
Happy Birthday!, Sandy.
I'm going to eat lunch and take a nap. I am so sleepy. Take care, All.
Good morning everyone from a still cold Interior. Fairbanks and Barrow are 546 miles apart. There is a reason for our 24-hour summer daylight and our almost 24-hour darkness in winter. The longer it stays dark, the longer without light, the longer it remains cold. And the main reason the solstices are celebrated.
The further north you have an effect called the Polar Tilt, "Polar regions receive less intense solar radiation than the other parts of Earth because the sun's energy arrives at an oblique angle, spreading over a larger area, and also travels a longer distance through the Earth's atmosphere in which it may be absorbed, scattered or reflected, which is the same thing that causes winters to be colder than the rest of the year in temperate areas."
"Things have taken a dark turn in Utqiaġvik, Alaska.
According to the National Weather Service, the sunset on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. local time in the northernmost town in the United States and will not rise again for 65 days.
Citizens of Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, have seen their last sunset until Jan. 23, 2021, which means by the time the sun comes up again, the country will have a new president, as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will be on Jan. 20.
The long period of darkness is due to "polar night," which occurs at high latitudes in the Arctic and Antarctic circles every winter.
The phenomenon occurs because regions in the Arctic circle are tilted away from the sun on the Earth's axis during winter, according to The Weather Channel.
The city is not completely plunged into darkness the whole time, as there are a few hours a day where there is enough light to see, but the sun never fully rises above the horizon.
While the residents of Utqiaġvik stock up on vitamin D, they can also look forward to a blindingly bright summer, as the same effect causes days of near-total sunshine from May through August.
Sourced from Wikipedia and Yahoo News.
Shirley, I too drive a Buick Encore, 2015 model. It just turned over 9,000 miles. That's nine thousand! Not ninety. It is a beautiful cocoa-silver color, with leather interior in a two tone. It is the car my hubby picked out for me, not what I was shopping for at the time, but I have learned to love it, especially now that he's gone. I won't be getting any new one for sure. He used to do all the maintenance on it, and now I have to go to the dealership. Only thing I need right now is a new set of windshield wipers. I bet they will be pricey. I had the oil change, state inspection done in October, so maybe I can afford the wipers next month.
Hope you are feeling better and can have a nice Thanksgiving.
Tome, try going to AutoZone or whatever.... have one of the sales men suggest which wiper is best & bet they will even snap them on for you & not all the extra charges from the dealer. I did take mine to the dealer for oil changes, was the first car after Cas died so had them change oil for it 7 years. Except for a new battery a year or so ago, that is ALL I ever spent on it...except for gas. I had the sales gal check before I turned it over & got 26.4 for the 7+ years of town driving. It made 3 trips on the highway to KC (roughly 200 miles each way), and I do have a lead foot... so impressive mileage. What I love about these little guys is you can turn on a dime & squirt into a parking spot going the opposite direction. They are small but back seats fold down so can put fairly good size package inside. Now I'm set, only 3 year warranty from Buick, but at 86 I may not care to drive longer. I got the frosty white with creamy tan leather interior, what I asked for.
Phyllis, this one had everything I wanted & more, even remote start. Nav system & too many new things I can't remember. Trouble is, got home to put my stuff in (I carry styro coolers in trunk for groceries)... but can't remember the trick to open it. :-[
I am dead on my feet tonight, but one job down! Tomorrow to get the adhesive to put the cover for the dryer vent on so I can do laundry.
Patricia, I'm not sure I would like dark to last so long, but prefer dark over a sun I can't hide from. Dad went through 2 or 3 weeks of tests in the hospital one time because he passed out in the sun... all they could tell him was, "you must be allergic so stay out of the sun". I had my first heat/sun stroke at 19 and recognized the signs & get out of the sun if I feel it coming on. Even in CO in the summer I go from shade tree to tree.
Got to go get horizontal, my eyes are trying to close. Stay healthy, everyone!
I'm heading for the haystack early tonight, too. I can't keep my eyes open so I'm going to quit trying.
I roasted 6 lbs. of peanuts, set them to cool while I did other stuff then packed them. They're ready to go when I pack boxes. I also got an application filled out that I've been putting off and divided my pot roast into meal size containers and froze 4, ate one for supper and have one for supper tomorrow. I took two doggies for two separate walks each and one for two more. I guess that's enough for a day.
Good Night! Sweet dream! I wish you all a peaceful night sleep and a happy, healthy, feel-good, get-well, no problems tomorrow. And may Go bless us, every one!
Good night and sweet dreams. see you all tomorrow,
Shirley, my Encore doesn't have a Trunk Release Button anywhere in the cabin. You have to go to the trunk, slip your hand under the chrome latch and press the button/latch release there. Mine has Nav too which I don't use, does have the On-Star, which I have to pay for. Would like to drop it, but at my age, and the traffic here, it's liable to get used one of these days. My trips are between 2 and 5 miles, unless I drive out to my daughter's which is about 45 miles. Haven't done that in quite awhile. It has the rear view camera, but it is much smaller than yours (I saw one on the lot and it's about half again the size of mine). Wish mine was larger, eyesight, you know. They Courtesy Car picked me up when I had the car checked out, and they drove the Buick Envision, which is the next step up. Classy, roomy and all the bells and whistles. I probably couldn't afford it!
Enjoy the new ride!
Wow 45° out there at the moment I am sure that won't last long.
Yesterday went well, all papers signed and now to wait till the new hearing aid is in. Went to pick up chicken for my friend and the store had brussel spouts on sale.....packed up 3 bags of those one for us and one each for friends.
Today is pick up meds then home to bake.I hope. Seems something always gets in the way but hope today is the day!
Jane, are these peanuts raw and then you bake them?
Better get a wiggle on...
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
I have ben reading trying to catch up, Nancy and I bought out last car used, It is a 0215 year model circler town and country. had 30,000 ? miles on it, Has a full vision rear camera, sure is a blessing. can see in all direction's rear and both sides. we think it will out last us both. AC and all work great. Have a great day.
Good Morning Everyfriend! Going to bed early worked out pretty well. I slept 7 plus hours with only short times awake while I got a different position then right back to sleep. I was wide awake a little after 5. So far, so good!
AMY, yes the peanuts were raw. This is what is in the bags with the guys names on them. Last year Christy told me that her husband refused to share until she pretended to cry so this year she's getting her own bag.
I'm going to look for some of those brussels sprouts at the farmers market on Saturday.
LLOYD, you beat me here! Have a good day!
I'm off to get dressed because I'm sure Mickie will soon tell me it's time to go for a walk. And I can't have my second cup of coffee until we come back.
I hope you all have a great day! Mine is on a list so I don't forget the important stuff. Come back and share your day with all your friends in the Soda Shoppe so we don't have to miss you!
Good Morning every one, this will be short. Yve tte is coming at 10 today and I woke late. Figures.
I just noticed when I was talking to Jane yesterday I typed Joan instead of Jane. I have been thinking of Joan a lot lately.
Yvette is here talking as usual so I bet ter leave.
Have a good day and be safe.
Good morning from a "Boy its cold!" Interior! Everyone seems to be busy with their day. I've gotten very into Youtube and several computer games, and Kindle. After the holiday and Black Friday, I plan to resurface and attempt the grocery stores. Right now, I'm staying safe inside!
I hope everyone's day goes well and Jane, you need roller skates! :thumbup:
Patricia, do you think the roller skates would be fast enough for Jane? :2funny:
Quote from: Amy on November 20, 2020, 03:46:11 PMPatricia, do you think the roller skates would be fast enough for Jane? :2funny: Perhaps extra wheels? :) :thumbup:
With gas powered tanks on the side?
She should be fine as long as she doesn't pop wheelies :roflBig:
Maybe a motorized skateboard - which may be called a "hoverboard" nowadays?
Callie, that is perfect! Knowing Jane she will zip along on it. :thumbup:
Good evening everyone. well I will have to be careful what I say now. Nancy got Hearing aids today. she has needed them for a long while, I had a hard time convincing her she did. she has already figured out things she has been Missing on the way home. have the rest of the day good.
Lloyd, good for Nancy!! She will really appreciate hearing all the sounds she had missed out on. Kyle goes Mon to get a replacement hearing aid. He is using one of his new and one of his old one to hear.......and tis not all that great. :(
You had better make sure you say yes dear ......a lot!! :)
On this soon to be Thanksgiving, Please Everyfriend, knowing all being thankful and grateful .
Tho on this Thanksgiving I pray we are cautious, safe and many more more to enjoy
To rush carelessly one or many if a spreader might not be here to enjoy holidays galore ahead of us.
Small family gatherings seem to be the most troublesome with this Virus
I guess I am saying lets pull out the big boy and girl pants up and do the right thing,.
Stay safely at home, call friends, Skype and all the other thing's just this one year with counting our blessings
May the spirit be with you, keep doing the right thing pumping air :O)
I know you can do it I know you can.
Bless ya all, mycheal
Amen Mycheal AMEN....If everyone did their part staying home, then just maybe, Christmas would be possible. Small sacrifice, big reward in the end.
Well the weather here was beautiful today! It got all the way up to 66º! We had one extra walk just to take advantage of the weather!
Aside from that, I had a list of things to get done today and due to glitches, all of them got about half done! I was really beginning to feel frustrated when night fell! Now I have to try to finish all of them tomorrow!
PATRICIA, AMY, CALLIE, As to the roller skates/skateboard, I'd probably fall off them and break my arm or leg and that would be the end of everything! I think I'll just stick to "feet"! What I could use is an extra pair of hands! I remember my mother saying she needed an extra pair of hands and that was her way of asking help from whoever happened to be passing by! I know I got the message many times!
MYCHEAL....your words are right on! Too many people are ignoring the signs and still gathering, not wearing masks and, who knows, maybe not washing their hands! You just can't trust gathering where you don't really know the people!
Now I hear the zzzzzs calling from the haystack so I'm going to go answer them so I can have the energy to try to finish all the stuff that got started today and hit a rock! I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, feel-better, get-well, stress free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
4 year old is a busy man;
Looks like we may get some rain today...temp is 31° at the moment.
Managed to get some baking done yesterday and will do more today. Laundry will get done but not hung on the line unless the sky clears up.
Jane, we say more hands make light work , once the job is done everyone can rest.
Patricia, oh my that little one has a busy day of him. His Mom contained her laughter well. Good work ethics in him at that age!
Better get ready to meet the day.
Enjoy yours and stay safe.
I've been up since 5 a.m. and so far nothing of any consequence has been accomplished....unless you count taking a shower and getting clean clothes and accomplishment.
The temp is in the low 50s and Mickie and I have had a nice walk. She's sleeping now and I'm really tempted to join her but the chocolate is almost melted for the last batch of pb saltines to be dipped. That's my aim for the day. Then I have to attend to all the stuff that only got half done yesterday.
Frankie is working today and Cooper is joining us. Then she has two days off and she's spending them here. She broke up with her current boyfriend and I think she needs some sympathetic company.
I have some bills to pay and some stuff to finish ordering.
That little boy made me tired! He certainly has a busy day planned!
I guess I better get started or I'll never get finished. Enjoy your day Everyfriend! Make it your own in every way! And don't forget to share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!
Sunny and warmer today. I'm looking forward to it.
Jane, that was my thought, too, when they started talking about roller skates and hover boards for you. Please don't let her fall off and break an arm again. So glad you agree with my thinking.
Take care, All.
Good morning everyone, another short post. I woke at 9 just half an hour ago. My son will be here at 10:30 like he is every Saturday. Need a cup of coffee and to get dressed before he gets here.
OK ladies, wonder if a flying carpet would be good for Jane? She could sit on it as it flew her to the next place she has to get to and while sitting she could be working on another goody for the next gift?
Got to go son is here and I am still in my nighty and robe.
Have a good day and s tay safe everyone
Gloria, that might work! Safety and efficiency. It could be a four-door, seatbelted, with space in the trunk and room for grandkids and special pets. Aladdin.2 2020 model
Now I rather like the idea of a "magic carpet" and I particularly like Patricia's version. I don't suppose you know where I could pick up one of those...dirt cheap preferably!
10% down and a 25 year payment plan offered by Usury R Us?
Don't forget doggie seats for Mickie and Cooper!
All included in our basic model for a low, low price from Usury R Us!
Gloria, what a great idea!! Jane will be safe and as snug as a bug on a rug with that!!
I did manage to hang laundry out and now put away. Made a trip to one store and mercy the line up to check out was looooooong!! Will not shop on a Sat again!
Better go slap some pb on crackers and get them ready to dip.
Amy, Jane will be safe and as snug as a bug on a rug with that!!
:tup: Good One!!!! :lol:
Callie ,thank you. :)
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Hello my friends! PATRICIA, all that info looks promising. I sure do hope and pray that it is approved and it works!
I'm off to the haystack! This was another "one of those days". I have to make a quick trip to the store tomorrow. I'm running low on some necessaries. I don't really want to go to the store but sometimes we have to do what we don't want to do.
I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, avoid-the-virus day tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one.
P.S. I ordered one of those flying carpets!
Good morning every one, here I am this morning bright and early with no one coming so my day is mine. My son always brings me something when he comes on Saturday and yesterday he said stores were horrible with the 6 feet seperation and stores crowded.
PATRICIA you have a better imagination than me.
JANE just rub that magic lamp and wish for it. If that works wish me one, too. Just think instead of Skype every day I could hop on it and go to visit my daughter every day. With Patricia's version it will be heated of course or in the hot summer it would be air cooled. Should we keep dreaming? YES
AMY when I am on Skype with my daughter she is always folding her laundry that she had just brough in from the lines. On a cool windy say boy every thing smelled so fresh. Always liked to put the bedding back on the bed and at night would just go off to dreamland with that smell (aroma?)
PATRICIA the Phizer is the only vaccine I heard of here. They have chosen this little state of Rhode Island as one of the 4 places for testing and a town where they are a hot spot for case's of covid. Don't think I want to be a test person. I want to know something works before they stick a needle in me.
JANE glad you ordered one of those carpets. Maybe I should order one, too. Would be safer than flying in a plane these days. No virus on a personal carpet.
Looks like I am the only one awake this morning.
Have a wonderful day and please stay safe and healthy.
Meeting friends this morning to exchange goodies. Kyle has a dandy cold so he will stay in the vehicle and I will be masked!
Be back later..
Jane, on that magic carpet that you ordered...could you please add a caboose equipped with a lounge chair that is heated and with a massager? It doesn't need to be monogramed. And, I'll bring my own snuggle blanket. I'll reimburse you.
Take care, All..
Good Morning Everyfriend! It's cold and rainy here today and I've decided to take the day off. I'm going to toss some stuff in the crock pot and just wait for it to be done.
PHYLLIS, I've added your request to my order and as soon as it arrives, I'll be down there to pick you up. Have you decided where you'd like to be dropped off? I'll be on my way to Okla. to hug my new GGson! Every time I get a picture of him, that's all I want to do. Of course, there will be extra hugs for his big sister, too.
AMY, I'm sorry to hear KYLE has the sniffles! That's no fun! Keep him warm and cozy!
GLORIA, I'll drop off your pumpkin seeds as soon as my carpet arrives! Maybe I'll even take you for a ride. I could drop you in Ariz. on the way to Okla.
I have a couple of things to do on the computer and I'm just going to sit here and do them until Mickie decides it's time for a walk.
I hope you all have a cozy day! Make it your own in every way! And don't forget to share!
JaneS, my backyard is just the best for landing the flying carpet(s)... So why don't you all drop for a cup of coffee before a visit to the beach?
Sounds like a good plan, BUBBLE! Does your beach have that thing that lets old ladies in bathing suits remain unseen?
Bubble, that sounds like a great plan!
Talk about a gab fest in motion!!
Still no snow here, which is fine.
although I think Lloyd may be at a family gathering today.
We are missing Shirley, Joy and Lloyd...although I think Lloyd may be at a family gathering today.
Jane, with any luck that beach will give us our 20 something body back...........WAIT no I worked hard to get this body out of shape so take it or leave it ... :2funny:
good morning everyone I slept in again. 45º and mostly cloudy here today. just supposed to be high of low 50's Hope you all have a good day just as you like it,
Amy, I agree! We should never dismiss the value of hard work! ;) Altho mine is a work in progress; does that sound better than lack of progress? :-[
Janie, It's a short trip (for a magic carpet) to swing over to OKC and pick me up for the ride.
(Sounds as if we're getting a current version of the "bus" that used to pick everyone up. What fun!)
It's a cold gray gloomy day in central Oklahoma. I plan on "binge watching" the "Crown" series on Netflix this afternoon.
Callie, how did the game turn out yesterday? I watched a bit of it, but OU was on a roll, and I turned it off.
Tome, OU won by a large margin. Not unexpected but I think OSU's inexperienced quarterback made a difference in their scoring.
I posted four snowy photos in photos. Since they cut down all the trees, it's not as peaceful.
Amy, I see my Kroger store is advertising, for Black Friday Shopping on line, you can order "Trugs" in small, medium and large size. And they are "pricey". Kyle needs to look at that pricing!. I'd try to send you a link, but I rarely ever get it right so it works.
My rainy, cloudy day is over and I really didn't do much at all. Frankie came over and she's spending the night but she kind of goes her way and stops to talk every now and then. She just broke up wither current boyfriend and I think she just didn't want to be alone. And that's fine with me!
We had a long face chat with her mother (my daughter) and that was nice!
I got a couple of odd jobs done and she's going to give Mickie a bath tomorrow! Otherwise, I didn't do much of anything! I said I was taking the day off and I did! Tomorrow is another day! We shall see!
AMY, Christy is enjoying the IP that I gave her and I don't miss it at all. That was a good move on my part!
Now I'm about ready to hit the haystack! I sure hope it's loaded with zzzzs because I'm tired of doing nothing! I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, stay-well tomorrow! And may God bless us, every one!
Just thought I had better come in and check on you all.
Nothing new around here to report. My Broncos did win today so that was nice.
Turkey day is approaching quickly. We will pick up a prepared meal at our local Whole Foods Market and take it to Dave's Family. We have been with them a few times recently and always are careful to distance the best we can but still be together.
Michele has started on the new maintenance plan of chemo and so far she is only having a few symptoms. Her muscles all ache from head to toe...and she is very tired, but still better than the normal chemo was for her.
AMY, sorry Kyle has the sniffles. Hope he feels better quickly and that you will not get it😘
Love the sound of the flying carpet.....
Time to head off to bed.....sweet dreams to all.
The beach has lounge chairs, sun beds, tables here and there, and more. The water is rejuvenating and erases wrinkles when bathing in moon light. The sand is the whitest and finest you can find.
Bubble, I can only imagine and would truly love to see your world!
I've been swamped with details that somehow came up missing. BIG details that will take a lot of work straightening out. 2020 has been the mind boggling year of all years. I won't list....
Amy, hope Kyle's cold clears up fast. I had a bad sinus infection was what started this COVID roller coaster and still have the sinus infection because my doctor is being cautious with antibiotics when Covid is in the picture, that was why he sent me to be tested & was stunned when I came up positive. I'm sure he has been tested??? Special prayer for the both of you.
Jenny, my heart goes out to Michele and all the people that love her and suffer with her. My sincere sympathy for more days of this torture that keeps her alive and pray she has the strength to keep going.
Jane, where do you get the energy to do all you do? I know what it is... LOVE.... your kids & grands (and greats) know what they mean to you and you to them. (((hugs)))
I am up super early in hopes of having something to show for my day. I have a gallon of water ready to put the 2 oz of disinfectant stuff in & spray the whole house. At least I'll feel better about any of my kids coming in. Will have to open the house to air as I do the spray, it just "dries" in place. What they used where they do the tests so hope nobody catches from me. I don't want to breathe too much of the disinfectant into my lungs, my oxygen is back up to 95 so must be getting better!
Wouldn't that magic carpet be a hoot??? My greats have the hover boards & whip around the room like they were born to floating. Do they make them to carry big people? Fascinating...
Hi to all, so glad to read each & every post.
Good snowy morning.
We have 4+ inches of new snow!! Kyle has already been out with the shovel and I may have to bring my dance partner out of hiding in the shed.
Well Kyle shared the cold bless him..
Thank you Shirley for the prayers...power in prayer and glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better.
Jenny, we are a sharing family :( I just hope this is soon over with. How is your Dad Doing.
Jane,I need to make more in the IP just haven't felt up to it lately. Cristy will have fun with it. Makes great yogurt too!
Patricia, I dislike it when trees are cut for no reason. Now all the birds will have to find another place to nest. Will go look at your photos.
Dogs are fed and they went back to bed.........hmmmm smart dogs!
Enjoy your day and stay safe!
Gloria, did you get this snow your way? The south of us got it worse than what we did.
Tome, I will see if I can look it up. Kyle has mad some small ones as more of a lark. He gave them to the people that had bought the bigger 8' ones and they now have herbs growing in them. He would rather make the big one as they are not as fussy as the small ones.
We're up and we've been out and Mickie had her pill. Now we're waiting for the boinger and trying to be quiet so we don't wake Frankie. I don't think she's slept well since her breakup.
My prayers for everyone who needs them, and especially ongoing ones for Michele and family. She sure is a trooper!
Today is going to be a busy one! Both dogs getting baths, running to the pharmacy for a prescription, on the phone and the internet for some orders, packing candy, hunting boxes to send to OK, packing boxes for OK, making a casserole for supper, doggie walks, paying a couple of bills....? Well that doesn't sound so hard after all. You'll notice there's not a nap on that list. That's something that's hard to do when Frankie is here. We have a different set of hours!
AMY, please be careful with the sharing around the house. Some things are better kept to oneself!
Time to feed the doggies! Have a good day Everyfriend! Be careful what you do and where you go! This is probably the safest place you can visit!
Good morning everyone, raining lightly here this morning, no complaints, we need more of it.
JANE since I brought up the magic carpet I will accept the ride from you to Arizona and home again whenever you are ready. :)
AMY sorry Kyle has a cold. Good time for him to keep away from people if his resistance is low. Sure do not want him to come in conact with that darn covid.
PHYLLIS can I ride in that caboose with you? I will not talk to much and will keep my mask on.
BUBBLE IS IT WARM ENOUGH TO ENJOY THE BEACH THERE? Of course some shade to keep out of the sun.
AMY our bodies on that beach in our bathing suits will just be the way we want it. I know I am well out of shape with all the weight I lost but will think of how it looked before I had my first baby.
LLOYD raining here but since I do not have to go anywhere it's fine with me.
CALLIE you just reminded me of that bus and it was fun, and also Martex and the trips she came up with. Remember when she named her baby goats after us?
PATRICIA great photos. I hope those who need to, get the snow off the roofs. First winter I was here we had a lot of snow and rain after so this roof was all ice. The gutters all froze and it leaked in most of the apartments on this floor and even down to the first floor. Then the manager got a crew on the roof and they were using axes to chop up the ice. Cost the company who owns the building a bundle unless they had good insurance. When it warmed up they had to put on a new roof.
JENNY I am going to my grandson's for Thanksgiving. I have been with all of them at times since the lock down we had and it will only be my son, DIL and younger grandson that at the grands home him and his wife and my little great grandson.
BUBBLE oh boy now I am sure we all want to get to that beach.
SHIRLEY hope tha t sanitizer works. Yvette got me a can of the Lysol sanitizer and I use it anytime someone comes in, even my sons and Yvette. When they leave I spray it around in here, has a nice smell to it.
AMY no snow but right now it is pouring. Rather see it snowing.
Gloria, absolutely you are so welcome! You can talk all you want but don't be offended if I don't always answer....I'll probably be asleep. :-\
Thanks for the offer to take me along, Jane. I don't have family out West anymore but would enjoy the ride and just watching the scenery go by. I miss the West so much and haven't been "home" for a very long time.
Sunny and cool here today. It's Monday so must be laundry day. I must defrost the ham and make cranberry sauce, too.
I'm sorry Kyle felt he had to share his cold with you, Amy. Please feel better soon....both of you.
Take care, All.
Thanksgiving plans were to be a family get-together at #2 son's house. However, he is now on meds for bronchitis and grandson has an ear infection. (Both tested negative for Covid :thumbup: ) His Mom decided that family would stay home and I made the same decision for myself.
Won't be the first time I haven't been with family on Thanksgiving or other holidays. Both dils have families with "set in place" holiday traditions and I decided from the beginning I would not be a "picky" mother-in-law - except for Christmas.
One dil's family celebrates on Christmas Eve and the other one on Christmas morning. So I "decreed" that Christmas supper would be at my house. Has worked well for almost 30 years!!!
Of course, who knows what it will be this year???
Onward and Upward....
Edit: Just texted with son who's on meds. He's had a video chat with doctor who told him antibiotic is working and it will take time to clear things out.
So he's going ahead with doing turkey and dil will bring me some on Thursday and swap for dressing, dessert and fruit salad. Looks as if I'll be busy the next few days after all.
Good morning from an Interior where we are back, but not by much, on the plus side of the thermometer.
Amy, four inches of new snow, and Kyle over shared? Welcome to my world! I'm sniffling with no idea who to blame, but I have to go out this afternoon to give some cash away to a few who insist on payment for services received. Who thought up that idea?! 🤷♀️
Management said the trees were infected with rot, but rumors were that people were feeding the birds, and management didn't care for the guano on the building sides. There are still trees on the sides and front of the building. I will miss seeing new leaves, squirrels, and bird nests.
Jane, I sympathize with Frankie. I remember one young breakup where I was sure life was never going to be right or possible again.
Gloria, many homes in this area, the older part of town, were built in the teens thru the thirties, and the snow can cause collapses and other damages. We're not used to this much snow; usually, any accumulation melts or ices almost as soon as it falls. Covid will hamper both city and private services.
I miss our bi-yearly apartment inspections as it was a good incentive for heavy-duty house cleaning. It's too easy to put off on my own. Normally, the manager or her assistant would breeze through my apartment in five minutes, saying "very nice" and back out the door again. I want to keep it that way. Of course, we did have our yearly structural and fire extinguisher inspections.
I've gone about decluttering again, this time packing up many of those sentimental items I kept back from my two previous purges, many items that would probably end up in the second-hand stores after I'm gone anyway. But then I realized, no donation tables, no second-hand stores or places accepting casts off now or for the foreseeable future. So, I've got three new taped boxes sitting in my hallway walk-in. I'm at a loss on what to do next.
Jenny: Michele is a rock star for her perseverance! Blessings for her and a;; the family.
Don has not been well today - we will not be with any of the family for Thanksgiving. I bought a small amount of turkey and plan to make dressing plus sweet potatoes - and more. This is a good way to make a lot of meals this month.
I never make comments on politics - some people take it too seriously. There is good and bad on both sides (if you really look closely). We are fortunate to not be living in a lot of other countries.
On the dark days of winter - my cousins in Norway and Sweden know what the dark days are - they just take it in stride. I don't think it would be easy to experience it. I do miss driving the Chevy Suburban in Minnesota that could go through deep snow - mainly to the hockey games (outdoors) with kids (boys and girls to I could stand and watch the darlings. In freezing weather! Yes, I admit to being a Hockey Mom at one time in my life. It was so much fun.
Take care everyone!
Here we are with another day behind us. I was busy all day and a lot of stuff got done but it's just usual stuff that rears it's ugly head from time to time.
PATRICIA, I'm having the same problem you are. I'm trying to purge some "stuff" and there's no where to take it. So it just goes back to the storage room in a different box.
Today I made a new casserole and it made a LOT but it sure is good. The recipe says it freezes well so tomorrow, I'll put it in smaller containers and freeze some of it for later. It's already crossed my mine that I might be tempted to eat some of it for breakfast. I told myself that "the next time I make this, Ill do thus and so". Then I reminded myself that it might take me forever to eat all of this!
I'm off to the haystack to search out some zzzzzs. I've been yawning for the past hour so I'm sure the zzzzs are tracking me down. I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a safe-from-germs day tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Kyle had just cleaned off the garage apron so we needed to do the driveway and out back for the dogs. Snow blower was temperamental at first but did decide to dance.
I feel much better today and not sure what I will get into today. Since I slept most of yesterday away there is lots to do today.
Better get a move on ..
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
I have a doctor's appointment early this afternoon so not much else will get done. It takes me a long time to get ready to go anywhere.
I got some of the Thanksgiving prep. done yesterday so feel good about that but was tired last night.
My family is dealing with very bad news. A cousin of my daughter-in-law and a close friend to all of us was so overwhelmed with all of the bad things that have happened this year and then was laid off from his long time job because of the pandemic, took his life this past week. All of us are having a very difficult time dealing with this. Especially my younger son and dil since they always spent Thanksgiving together with him and his wife. This hellish year just never seems to end.
I wasn't going to say anything about it but could use a few "hugs" from my friends here.
Take care, All.
Good morning everyone, sun is shining but on Thanksgiving day rain is in the forecast for the whole day. Makes me want to stay home.
PHYLLIS it 's OK if you close your eyes to rest them. I will be busy oohing an ahhing at the scenery we fly over. I am a best arm chair traveler you know.
CALLIE I had bronchitis once and it took almost 4 months before it was gone. Hope your son's does not last that long.
PATRICIA the roof on this building is very pitched so the snow usually melts and drips off. They have those electric heaters for the gutters so they stop ice from building up and cause leaks. Well those heaters were not plugged in. The manager savinf money again so she would get a big bonus at the end of the year. I t backfired on her and it cost a lot for the crew to get the ice off and then a new roof put on.
JANE I like cooking food that freezes good. These days I cannot do much cooking but Yvette does it and then we get a lot of it into the freezer.
AMY a day off and sleeping is good once in awhile. Work will still be there for when you get the energy to get to it.
PHYLLIS how terrible for your family especially near a holiday. HUGS to you and the family.
Have a good day and stay safe and healthy.
Good Morning Everyfiend! It's partly sunny here and right now it's trying to peek through the clouds. I have to do an errand later and I'd prefer that the sun stays behind the clouds while I'm in the car.
PHYLLIS, :hugs: to all of you! That has to be an awful feeling for all of you to handle!
The only things on my agenda for today are:
Deliver a piece of mail to a local office,
Stop to ask my son, the accountant, a question
Take the doggies for walks
Pack some more of the candy
Put some stuff away
Take a nap
I can't think of anything else except to pay a few bills and make a couple phone calls.
AMY, glad to hear you're feeling better. I hope Kyle is too.
GLORIA, your resident "witch" wasn't so smart after all, was she. I wonder if the owners know she had the warmers turned off. I hope so because it means she won't try that again!
Better get myself moving or nothing will get done! I hope you all have a better day than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!
Got to hit the road but want to sympathize with you about your friend, Phyllis. Sadly, it has happened to several good friends (in their family) and my own nephew did this. It is the most hideous disease in the world because there's no fever, no defining symptoms to alert those around. My brother & wife and good friends never got over what their sons did, carried their grief & I know, secret blame, to their deaths. The truth is that it is a disease of the mind, and like cancer, nobody to blame when it attacks someone we love. Hugs & prayers for all of those who love him. Shirley
I don't often post here in SS, but I saw your message this morning about your dil's cousin. I'm sorry to hear that such a tragedy has happened in your extended family. Sending you cyber hugs, and hopes that his wife, and other family members will be okay.
Good morning from the Interior, where we're having plus temperatures and light snow.
Phyllis, I'm so sorry to read about your family's young man. Sadly, as Shirley says, often there are no symptoms or signs. People, especially men, often feel their worth is tied up in their job and what they can provide rather than who and what they are. I am so sorry that this has happened, and I'm sorry for his family, especially going into the holidays with this horrible disease.
I wish I were there to give all of you a hug.
Phyllis, my heart and prayers go out to you and the family.
Gloria, son has a history of bronchitis and reported this morning that the 5 day antibiotic was like a "bouncer who said "Get Out NOW" to the congestion" and his chest has cleared out. He will have another x-ray next week to be sure.
Thank goodness he is working from home for the next few weeks..
I remember when both sons and I were each on two kinds of meds (different for each of us) for bronchitis and husband had to leave to take the basketball team to the state tournament. Not fun!
Had a phone call and there's probably other posts but I need to Get Busy so will....
A good Tuesday to EVERYFRIEND.
We woke up to a good three inches of snow this morning. Sure glad we got our errands done yesterday so we do not have to go out.
GLORIA, happy to read that you will be at your grandson's for TG. I think the "witch" is getting a taste of Karma that is well deserved!
CALLIE, hope the meds your son is taking will get his bronchitis under control soon. Sorry your family can not get together but happy they will make sure you have a Turkey meal to enjoy.
PHYLLIS, I am so sorry to read the news you shared and I thank you for letting us know so we can send you a HUG. This has indeed been a hellish year and it seems to be never ending with sad situations. I had my own little cry this morning after reading a story about people being let go from their jobs AGAIN due to our increase in Covid numbers😭😭. Sadly, I am afraid there are going to be more and more of people not being able to "deal" with these hard times😢.
We heard on our news that Denver is to be one of the first areas to receive the vaccine, if and when it is released. I just wonder how they are going to decide who will be getting the shots first. I heard prisons will.....
AMY, good to read that you are feeling better today after resting yesterday......however, that does not give you the right to try to make up everything you did not get done yesterday 😤😤 Hope Kyle is also feeling better.
CAROL, thank you for your kind and encouraging words regarding Michele. I hope Don is having a better day today. Sounds like you are doing your best to have your own little TG dinner. Many will be alone this year and I hope most if not all of them will have something as close to traditional as possible. Did I miss you telling why you are not in Az right now, other than the obvious reason...COVID?
JANE, hope you got all of your running around done and are back home now looking for some 💤 😍
Have a good day.
Phyliss, I am heart broken to read this..what else can this darn year cause. Sending cyber hugs and prayers for all.
Jenny, as I understand it, first responders and medical staff will be first, followed by all those in closed populations, i.e., hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, and yes, prisons.
Phyllis, my condolences to your dil in the traumatic loss of her cousin, and to his family.
Phyllis: My condolences to your friend's loss. How we wish someone who is agonizing over their life would open their hearts to family and friends to get help. So sorry for your grief.
Jenny: We had about 4 inches of snow and it is really melting fast with the sunshine. As to Arizona: we sold the Tucson Sun City house to our oldest son (who lives in Montana). The best part is we can still visit - even on our own. Isn't that a great deal? He is having a lot of fun making changes and meeting our neighbors & inviting friends to sit outdoors and watch the sky.
Everyone: Just FYI - Don helped me decide on the Medicare Supplement - there are two kinds. It may have a deadline - I just want everyone to read everything and get some good counseling about what would fit your lifestyle.
Otherwise, Don has not been very energetic lately and now we are staying in with weather and other issues. I was concerned for two days and today, thankful he has more energy and getting on with his work. Our children are rock stars when it comes to taking care and checking in on us. Truly thankful.
I need to use the iPot more - any ideas are appreciated. I did get one sewing project finished - the machine is in the basement. Because it was always so cold there, I have not gone downstairs for a while. There is a gas fireplace in the living area (a walk-out door and windows there too so lots of light. I hired a handy young man to fix the fireplace - finally a winter with a warm basement. It is great, we have it on & watched a movie & even ate dinner downstairs. -- my story is: the young man fixing it was here for over an hour. This epidemic has kept me from a lot of visiting so so my surprise I stood and talked with him for over an hour. When he was leaving, I handed him a lot of Halloween candy because no one had come to the door on that night. Laughing about this- the poor guy listening to me so nice and he told me a lot about where he wants to live and his family. It was better than going to see a shrink. That is my story. ;D
One hug, two hug, three hugs.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours today and always.
My Deepest Sympathy
Well, today was another one of those "do a lot of stuff that doesn't show" kind of days! I seemed to be busy all day and if I walked through the house I wouldn't be able to tell what I'd done. I did cross a bunch of stuff off my list.
Frankie came after work and a stop at her house for a shower and she's spending the night! I suspect she's avoiding any possible contact with the boyfriend who she just split with. But I'll take it!
Now I'm heading for the haystack. I can hear the zzzzzs calling my name! I don't think it will take me long to get to sleep! I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one! And may he see fit to clear us of this horrible virus!
well I do not see anything I need to post on. I just hope you all are Having a good night's rest. see you all later on today. I had another restless night so am up for the day.
Will make this a quickie as the music has started and my dance partner will be anxious to waltz. I hope it is a waltz and not a jitterbug. We have another 4 inches of new snow and it is still snowing. I have to get this dance over with and have the van in for undercoating.
Enjoy your day and stay safe please.
You all are the most caring people I have ever known and I appreciate everyone of you. Thank you for the hugs and kind words.
I made it through the doctor's appointment yesterday. Mostly good news but some follow up with the radiology office near me to be done. I'll wait until after Thanksgiving to call for an appointment.
A little more preparation to be done for dinner tomorrow but not too much so it will be a quiet day today. I slept much better last night so things look brighter this morning even though the clouds have moved in. Not too cold so not a bad day overall.
Please take care, All, and if I don't make it back here for a couple of days....have a wonderful day of giving thanks for all of the blessings we have and for all of those to come.
Good morning everyone. This will be short. Of all days to wake late it had to be today. Want to make a lemon meringue pie and stuffed celery for tomorrow. Today Yvette will be here 3 hours so will be time enough to do it all. Want to get every thing ready before she gets here and still have to have breakfast.
Have a good day all of you and as wonderful a Thanksgiving tomorrow, will not be the big gathering we are all used to.
Have a good day and stay safe.
In case I do not make it here in the morning. Happy Thanksgiving.
I've been up and attem for hours now. Just didn't have a chance to sit down at the computer. And now I have to get back to the kitchen and bake some pumpkin pies for tomorrow.
I'm a bit iffy at crusts these days and I hope this will be a "good" day for them. I used to be pretty good at it but I'm out of practice.
AMY, please keep that snow in Canada! I still have some driving to do and I won't do it in snow!
Have a great rest of the day and keep safe!
Good morning from a partly cloudy Interior where we're presently at 18°, which is much nicer than minus 18! Today, I will have my Thanksgiving delivered & I'm looking forward to it. Only 21 days remaining on restrictions.
Altho, that's not quite accurate as I had my allergist's three-page list of chemicals I'm to avoid from here on out at the grocery store on Monday. The nurse says it will get easier, but my first time reading labels was a huge awakening. Everything was perhaps 40% actual Food and 60% chemical additives.
Gloria, thanks for the lovely Thanksgiving card, and lemon meringue is my absolute favorite pie! I hope your family holiday is wonderful and you get to bring home leftovers!
Jane, I could never make a good crust. I usually put buttered gram crackers or crumbled cookies on the bottom and called it good!
Amy, I remember those driveway shoveling days! When we lived on sixth street, and I was about nine, I had dug paths all over the place in the yard, and we built hidden snow homes and forts for girls against the boys snowball wars! Of course, I had to re-shovel after the "Wars."
The city never came back to pick up the snow on the sides of the road, and maintenance never shoveled the back sidewalks. The front driveways are plowed, but everything is minimally done with less staff.
What I find offensive is that the assigned guest & second car parking is the back unplowed areas. There were notices on our doors yesterday that there is no parking in staff areas and those cars will be towed. So why not plow the back?
They also said that "a group of young people has volunteered to clean the snow off the vehicles and between the cars in the resident's parking lot and will be doing this on Friday, the 27th. beginning at 2:00 pm." Why not ask about the back parking area?
Doesn't take long for a day to disappear here. Twice, the music played and twice the dance began. Not just staying with a waltz but leaning to break dancing at times. In between this was the undercoating and they washed the van!!! :thumbup:
One can't help but admire the beauty of the falling snow...do you remember catching snow flakes on your tongue?
Not sure what tomorrow will bring, likely sore muscles till I get used to being back in the traces.
Jane, I will try, they say rain is on the way and I really don't care for that!!
Good Evening Everyone and
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
A belated Thank you to those
of you who wished me a
Happy 77th Birthday !! Yikes!!
I am so sorry to hear the sad
news in here about someone committing
suicide . That is always a
tragedy for family and friends and
those of us left behind.
It was cold enough today to
snow just a bit. No accumulation and
it was just letting us know that
Winter is just a month away, even
if it feels like it has already
I wish everyone a good Thanksgiving.
My family is not getting together
this year. First ever that I can
But we all are doing our due diligence
to remain Covid free. That is the
least that we can do.
Enjoy your holiday !
Going to call it a night...as Janie would say I am all in but my shoe laces. I may sleep till noon so I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving :pumpkinpie: . All the delicious smells drifting about your homes....if anyone has way to much stuffing/dressing could you put some in the hidey hole please?
I do wish we would hear from Joy..
Hey Sandy you popped in on me..Happy THanksgiving to you!!
Have a good night everyone.
well I am signing off now, hoping for a good Night rest tonight. we have the day planned for tomorrow at our oldest daughters house, both her and Nancy have both been conspiring and doing deferent parts of the meal, so wont be to hard on anyone, and have a good meal, good night and sweet dreams.
good Morning everyone. sun is shining bright here this morning. we are going to oldest daughters home today for thanksgiving, hope you all have a safe holiday. will be home and ck in this evening before bed time.
Good Morning Everyfriend1 I got really busy last night and just plain forgot to check out! I wonder where the days are going?
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILIES :pumpkinpie:
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~ Simple Words ~
For those of us who share this "net",
And know the joy from friends we've met,
It just never ceases to amaze me
The caring we get from those we can't see.
We have come to know the words we send
Have the power to ease and troubles to mend,
With just simple words our lives we can share,
And we get the feeling that someone does care.
When our hearts are sad and filled with pain,
They "listen" to us and they never complain.
With just simple words they soothe our soul.
To take away our tears is their only goal.
And when it is days of happiness, we find,
They laugh and joke with words so kind.
With these dear friends we open our heart.
We can feel their touch though we're far apart.
Yes, just simple words with power so strong,
Simple words to cure whatever is wrong.
A never ending circle of friends, for sure.
As just simple words provide a love so pure.
Happy Turkey Day to All (except the turkeys)
Amy, Joy said she might be missing for a couple days... family stuff
Even my shoelaces are done in this morning. Won't go in to details, have food to take care of & cat messes to clean up. They sure like the turkey they've had so far!
Perfect, Bubble, are those YOUR words, great thinking.
Not my words, but a note I got on the mail. I thought it was very appropriate here.
May Everyfriend have a Blessed Thanksgiving/Thursday
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE !!!
Yes, I have not been on the computer for a couple days, I was busy yesterday which was good for me. I feel a lot better when I have something different to think about,
I had ordered a Thanksgiving dinner from a local restaurant and my DIL picked it up yesterday. She is bringing it over a little later and we will divide it up between for the 4 of us. We decided that we would all just stay at our own individual houses. It will work out better. They all are out around other people and I am not, so I just felt better with us doing it that way. I made crab cakes yesterday, as my DIL is a vegetarian, so I wanted to make something she would eat. The others are just my 2 sons and me.
I don't mind eating alone, as I do it all the time anyway. And, I usually read while I am eating. Also there are a couple Hallmark movies on tonight. And I like them
Tomorrow morning, I have to go out to get blood work done. So, I will get out for a little while. I usually stop at McDonalds for something to eat and then have to stop at the bank, which is right next to McDonalds, which works out good.
Hope everyone stays safe and has a great day.
Out side My Window to the World:
My Grand Gals with Fe and her Dad !
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I didn't sleep in nor till the cows came home. We were up and running to the city. Kyles hearing aid wasn't "talking" to his other one and they needed to be synced plus to the gadget for the tv. This gadget is a wife saver..he can watch tv with no sounds on but hears it through the hearing aids...and I don't get my ears blasted with sound. :thumbup:
When we started out it was just a light rain and a wee bit of fog but coming home was another story.....hokey teddy bear was it foggy...we could see about 200 feet in front of us and thankfully everyone drove with caution.
Shirley, thank you...Joy is here today :)
Joy, wise choice to stay on your own. There will be a time when we can get together with our families and oh boy what a hug fest it will be!!
Better go put a stick of wood on the fire....not all that cold out but damp and it sneaks in.
Sandy, what a beautiful family!!! Plus a fantastic surprise..that was so thoughtful of them to do this for you!!!
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I was really surprised
and loved it...
I am very lucky to live so close to most
of my Grand kids.
I have two more down in South West
Maine .. About two hours a way.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !
What a blessing they are to you! Look. they all are wearing their masks too!!
Happy Thanksgiving Sandy and thank you for sharing this.
Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Products That May be Undercooked
Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor, a San Diego, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,115 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.
Sandy, I will admit that before I scrolled down (on a laptop) to see your "scroll right"... I was wondering if the kids realized they hid the little "Great" behind that sign! ;D Sweet of them to do this for you.
I cooked my usual Thanksgiving foods, youngest son & significant other joined me & brought a ham he cooked & some pies she made. I enjoyed the conversation more than eating. The oldest son called to bring me several little tubs of the soups the girls made today so I begged him to bring bowls to take home some left overs. The others took all they wanted & still more than I had room for or wanted. Half the family was in St.Louis today. Need to put stuff in the freezer so better move on.
It felt fairly warm when I took stuff out this afternoon, also almost no wind at all. I am ready to close my eyes but still foods to put away.
Dinner with my daughter, her husband and her son was A1 today. The best part was just being with family members! Mickie got to go with me and they have a black Lab. He followed Mickie around for about 10 minutes sniffing her butt and then decided she was OK.
We ate our meal and then sat outside around the fire and it was a beautiful day. I don't remember a Thanksgiving this warm in ages, if ever!
I liked everything I read....Bubble's poetry, Sandy's family gathering, JOY and SHIRLEY's family contacts, everyone recount of the day and AMY and KYLE getting safely home in the fog. Now I'm beat and I think I'll go get in my jammies and watch some TV through my eyelids. I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, no germ day tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
I was heading to bed & realized all cats not accounted for, Tom was in & wanted out, Callie was out & went off to HER garage and Tiger moseyed on in, waiting for me to go to bed so she can keep me warm or other way around.
Gloria, I don't think I thanked you for the card (if I did it won't hurt if I repeat myself?)..I thought it was especially pretty. And thank you very much! I already have jammies on & will lay on the bed so I can listen to TV, Tiger usually blocks my view.
These old bones couldn't make it to any early sale... remember those days??? Never=more
well I am late checking in. But we had a great get together with all that could get out and come. But all news was not good. My youngest brother has had a severe stroke and is pretty much Paralyzed and can not speak. and the wont let any of the Family in to see him , not even his son or daughters. Hope to see you all tomorrow.
Sandy, I resized your photos. Please keep them under 800 pixels on the longer side.
Good morning ...
Sky looks funny.......36° out there and may get rain.
Working around home is in order. Lots to do that got left undone from road running. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday and now the best is to come in the leftovers!
Forgot to tell you that on the way home yesterday something caught my eye on the passenger side. A red tailed hawk was flying right along beside us for a while before going into the woods. Beautiful bird!
Lloyd, I am sorry to read about your brother.Walking and his speech just may come back to him in time..
Better get ready to meet the day..
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
Good morning everyone. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. My grandson know how to bake a turkey. He does like to cook and even makes pies from scratch. He was a teen when he started baking. We stayed lat er than we usually do and was asleep by 8 last night. My great grandson wore me out. He has so much energy he never stops. Had to laugh though after we ate and still sitting at the table talking he started whispering to his Mom and looking at me. He wanted me to go sit on the couch with him and was too shy to ask me himself. OK I went and sat on the couch and he cuddled next to me and I had my arm around him. He was quiet and watching TV. Fine, we both almost fell asleep but it was dessert time so back to the table for that. I have made better lemon meringue pies. I really like Yvette but a baker she isn't. The filling was too thick and so was the merengue. They all liked it but I was disappointed.
I ate so much I was uncomfortable. I did clean my plate and they were happy to see that. Told them I know how much I can eat and I just took a little of everything. My plate was anything but full like theirs.
Wednesday I did talk with daughter and talked to my oldest grandson. It was good to see him. He is now 45 and the last time I saw him he was 20 or 21. Last time I went to San Diego. He will be leaving for home early today.
BUBBLE love your words I read this morning, I hope you don't mind but I copied them and saved.
JOY I want ed to stay home yesterday but my grandsopn insisted I go to his home. I know he would have felt hurt if I didn't go.
SANDY great photo of your family.
AMY my son drove hrough some groung fog in places coming home last night. It was so weird, I have driven through thick fog before but never ground fog like that.
SHIRLEY my grans=dson gave me a goody bag to bring home but I have no klooked at what is in it yet. Last night I did not want to look at more food. Now I am getting hungry wo will get to my oatmeal soon. I never did go shopping on this day, cannot stand the crowds.
LLOYD sad when you cannot get into a hospital to see a family member but these days cannot be too carefull.
Know I did not say hello to everyone but really do not feel like being here this morning. I woke a 3 and nor hours later I want breakfast. Yvette will be here at 10 today. When she leaves I can have a nice long nap, I hope.
Have a good day and stay safe.
Good Morning Everyfriend! It appears to be warmer today but I can't be sure. My "stupid" phone did an update overnight and wanted a password this morning. I gave it one and then it started talking some kind of phone language that I don't understand so I can't use it until someone "smart" comes by to show me how.
Our boinger just went off and I have to go feed Mickie and then she's going to want to go for a walk. Those are two things I understand and I can still do them.
I hope you all have a relaxing, recovering day and eat lots of leftovers! I'll be back....I hope!
I'll borrow the phrase and say that last night I was all in except my shoe strings. And, to be honest, I couldn't even find my shoe strings! But, it was a good day. No cooking disasters. I paced myself throughout the day with lots of rests in between doing things and it all came out fine. Now, to deal with the left overs and find freezer room for this ham that we will enjoy for months to come.
I very nearly did what Kyle did the other day, Amy, and pulled my hearing aid off with my mask. I caught it in time so was lucky not to lose it. I got really frustrated with my doctor's visit. She speaks softly normally and with a mask I couldn't understand most of what she was saying. It was embarrassing to constantly ask her to repeat herself. I ask people to speak more loudly and they try but after a bit they go back to their normal way and I'm floundering to understand them again.
I totally agree with the words in your poem, Bubble. Everyone here is so kind and caring. It is hard for someone who doesn't come here to understand the feeling of kinship that we share in S&F.
Must go get some breakfast. Take care, All.
I forgot to mention something that happened yesterday that was kind of neat. I was at my daughter's for dinner with just her husband and late 20s son. Somehow, this forum came up in the conversation and I mentioned how special you all are to me and that I've only ever met two of you face to face. And Grandson Kyle who was sitting beside me said "That's awesome!" I looked around at him and he was smiling. He meant it! Then Cathy mentioned that my Canadian Friend has a son who's a truck driver and that he had stopped for a short visit in Lewisburg and that he and my daughter Cindy re friends on Facebook. He loved that!
Good morning from a cloudy Interior. It's still dark beyond my balcony at 9:00 AM. I'm definitely looking forward to the winter solstice on December 21st so that we begin to regain light, and with more light comes warmer, thawing temperatures.
I had a nice holiday, visited on the phone with friends, others online, and ate far too much. Even my eggs, potatoes, and onions to my game mincemeat pie were local from the Interior and friends. I feel blessed. And also thankful I won't have to do more than assemble and reheat for some time! :thumbup: ::)
Phyllis, I know what you mean as I left a former vet practice because she acted as if it was frustrating for her to have to repeat herself! Even after my telling her more than once that I couldn't hear or understand her soft mumbles. It was also why I retired early as I was having issues hearing customers with softer voices, mumblers, Southerners, and those who turned away while speaking.
Jane, meeting online friends is wonderful! I've met Johann and Windell and of course Karren before she moved south. And I just missed meeting MaryAnn when she came thru Fairbanks as I couldn't get off work and she had time constraints.
Gloria and others, having family close is a gift to cherish. I haven't seen anyone from my immediate family since 2000 and most not since the early nineties. Without photos and email, I'd never know them.
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Patricia!! Will bring you a cake if they throw you in the slammer :2funny:
Day disappeared quick! Managed to get some done with a lot more hollering to be done. All in good time.
Jane, as you know you are family now!
Phyliss, we were told that a lot of people are missing their hearing aids. I make sure now that Kyle has both when he takes off his mask.
When I go to say something to Kyle I will touch his arm or stand in front of him so he knows I am not just back ground noise. :)
I asked Frankie something by text the other day and she answered "I already told "such and so". Then she added "Maybe I forgot to make sure you heard me". I said, "Maybe you forgot to yell". She answered, "Yeah, I bet I did". When my kids come over, before the sit down, they ask which is my good ear and they sit on that side of me.
Today was good and bad. I'm getting my boxes ready for Oklahoma and I can't find my gift for my ggdaughter, Emma. I've been through everything twice and I can't even go get another one because I made it and the there's no time to make another one. I got a lot of other stuff done while I was looking for it but I still haven't found it!
And I'm beat right down to my sox! I'm going to hit the haystack and hope it comes to me in a dream where it is!
It doesn't just surprise others that we are all such good friends. It never ceases to amaze me. And I'll be forever grateful that my son was listening when I said I'd like to use my computer for something other than playing games. And close to the same time, I mentioned to my daughter that I'd seen something about a website called "Senior Net" and it sounded really interesting. They got together and got me on the internet for Christmas that year and I've been addicted to this place and all the friends I've made here ever since!
I hope you all had a good day today and that you have an even better one tomorrow.
And we are FAMILY. At least in this family we don't have to wear masks & doesn't matter how close we sit to the computer. I was alarmed at all the new Christmas decorations on this page, afraid of changes but think Michael has been hard at work and we're okay!? Maybe? Thank you, Michael, hope all is well in your world....I do see the "credits" at the bottom of this page but no clue what they mean...
Lloyd, sorry to read about your brother. So sad that nobody can visit the sick these days, but the danger is real that anyone can carry in the virus germs without even knowing.
Back to bed for me, not sure why I've been so sleepy all day, but am starting to feel more like the old me. I walked down to the river today and discovered the beaver has munched off a number of trees since I went down a couple days ago. Wish I could get a photo of it.
Beautiful dreams and God Bless to all.... Love you, Shirley
HAPPY day after THANKSGIVING to all.
We had a delightful TG with Dr. Dave's Family in Vail. Michele ordered a wonderful meal from Whole Foods that we picked up here in our area and drove it up to Vail. Dave did all of the preparing the dishes and our meal was delicious. Michele is not feeling very well, as she is having some bad effects from the new chemo pills, but as always she did her best to partake in the festivities. Dave took the kiddos skiing this morning so we enjoyed some quiet time with Michele before heading back to Denver.
Happy to read the posts telling what each of you did yesterday.
There were some special times for sure.
LLOYD, I am sorry to read about your younger brother.
I am going to say goodnight....always tired after a wonderful time spent with family.
Good morning ..
Possibility of rain here what snow we had is going. Work around the home today and will try to get some baking done. Not doing a lot this year as we won't be seeing a lot of family.
Jenny, maybe Michele's body just needs to get use to the new meds. Must admit that is the best kind of tired.
Shirley, treu.......no masks...and we can be in our jammies too!!
Gloria, that was so sweet of your great grandson...hope someone took a photo of you both on the couch.
I, too thought I came to the wrong place , love the festive look! Thank you Michael and for all your hard work.
Better get ready to meet the day.
Enjoy your day and stay safe please.
Good Morning everyone. well it is all collared with chirstmas and I am having problem fiending place to post ,hope this is it this time,
thanks every one for condolences. Lloyd
Good Morning! With all this Christmas décor, I felt obligated to post in RED today!
Mickie and I have had breakfast and our walk. She slid off the bed early this morning. I try to note where she is all the time but this time she got too close to the edge and when she moved, she slid off. I've taken to putting all the extra pillows on the floor on that side of the bed and I'm sure it helped but she's limping a bit this morning. She did make the long walk that we usually do in the morning and I think it might have helped.
LLOYD, I forgot to say that I said a prayer as soon as I read about your brother. That's a hard thing to happen these days with no on being allowed in to be near him! I'm sending more prayers his way!
I'm going off to the recycling pretty soon. I have the stuff in the car already and that makes my office cleaner.
Then I'm going to tear the house apart until I find Emma's Christmas present. So if you hear that some kind of protesters ransacked a house in Pennsylvania, it was just me! Don't call the cops!
I hope you all have a good day, better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. Stay safe! Wear a mask! Wash your hands!
I love the cheerful look that Michael has given us. Nice gift, Michael, and thank you.
Hope you find Emma's present, Jane. Could you have already mailed it?
I'm hoping your brother is doing better today, Lloyd. It is amazing how much stroke patients can recover with medicine and physical therapy that is available these days. Keep your spirits up!
All is well here today. A little cloudy and a little chilly but supposed to be clearer and warmer later this afternoon.
Take care, All.
Good morning everyone. I sure slept enough last night to make up for the busy day Thursday. Yvette was here yesterday so did not rest at all. I was having my coffee when my son came for his Saturday visit.
MICHAEL-OLDIESMAN thought I was seeing things when I saw the Christmas background, thank you for the cheer.
Sorry I am not up to posting, slept too long and it is hard to sit here. Think I should go out side and walk around to loosen my back up. This is when I wish I moved in my sleep.
Take care everyone and stay safe from the Covid.
I have just finished cooking lean ground beef along with peas and carrots...........for the dogs. Jesse turned 2 today and this will be his special supper tonight. Now just how many people do this for their pets????
Jane, did you find what you were looking for? Isn't it fun playing hide and go seek with yourself :2funny:
I have played this many times and just recently too!!
Oh My !!! How special to come here and see that wonderful Christmas background. Thank you , Michael for taking time to cheer us all up. I think we all need a little cheer right about now.
Sounds like everyone had a nice Thanksgiving day. My dinner was good, and I really didn't mind being alone. There was plenty of food with lots of leftovers. I have enough for another meal tonight.
Yesterday, Friday, was a mixed up day. I had to go for blood work and when I got there, I had forgotten to take the order with me. Since I only live less than 10 min. away, my DIL came back to my place to get the order. Then, I stopped at the bank ATM. which is right across the road from the lab, and I couldn't remember my PIN number, I pushed all different numbers, but just couldn't come up with it. I keep it written down at home, but forgot to remind myself beforehand. So, I came home, at lunch and slept all afternoon. Now today seems like another "Sunday". Hard enough keeping tract of the days when it is just a normal week.
It is a pretty sunny day, but it must be chilly, as I was so cold I had to turn the thermostat up.
I need to get a little bit of lunch. and then will read for a while.
Have a nice rest of the afternoon and stay safe.
I, too, neglected to thank you, Mychael for our nice new and very festive site. It is delightful 🤩
BUBBLE, I forgot to thank you for sharing SIMPLE WORDS with us.
LaZy morning here today. We fixed Eggs Benedict for TGing breakfast and sadly it did not go as smoothly as we had hoped, but we did a repeat this morning just for us and it turned out GREAT.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSE 🦮 How can you be 🦴🦴 years old, already? Enjoy your special Bday meal your mama made for you 🧁
AMY, I sure liked your special pie that you added to your post on our Turkey Day. So cute.
Poor Mickie 🐕, I am sorry you fell off of the bed! Your mama does take good care of you! I think I did hear some "tearing around" coming from PA....
We just had a nice FaceTime visit with our California Boy....he was in the back yard playing in his play pool...it looks gorgeous there....mid 70's! So pretty.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, EVERYFRIEND ❣️
Jenny, there was a time I didn't think we would get to this. He has settle down somewhat.....but still a pup at heart and loves to lay on my lap in the evening.......all 90 lbs of him!!
Amy, I forgot that I cooked veggies for our German Shepherd pup all those years ago. We took care of her sister for a week when they were about 6 months old and the sister had an infection from "too much protein & not enough veggies in her diet." (What the vet said.) Since our kids were little at the time I cooked them a lot of veggies so when "sister's" parents got back the pup was just fine. Too bad cats aren't as agreeable about eating. >:(
Went out to start the generator on the motorhome but "house" battery totally dead. Have had to buy a new one nearly every year since owning... one year we got it in before the year was up & they replaced! Anyway, Andy had one of the old batteries to trade in (core) & brought over a new one, installed & I ran the generator for an hour to make sure it was all lubed up for the rest of the winter. I try to run in once a month to keep it from "gunking up". That's a techie word, you know. ;)
Got to get around to buying a For Sale sign to put in the back window, from what I hear they are selling like hotcakes this year. I won't put it on a dealer's lot to let people mess with it or even drive... I will hopefully have an individual stop by and realize what a good deal it is! Actually, it is, as everything from roof to tires is/are new & all in between has been repaired or replaced that needed be. Sure didn't come from the factory in this good of shape! I know it isn't doing me any good when I can't take off as much as I'd like... the old lady is not in the best shape anymore.
I won't go if I have to stay in motels/hotels so I will be grounded until/unless car factories decide to build those conversion vans again. Such is life, but it's been a good one. My sister & sister-in-law have invited me to stay with them but not something I like doing so ... and for sure couldn't with the cats. If I want to go to MO for funerals one of my sons will drive me & we'll do it in one day. I hope to get one more trip to MO in the RV, though... :thumbup:
That's all the news from central Kansas. Neighbors putting up Christmas decorations today, I will put up some lights & garland on the light fixture on the porch.... and I have a little Christmas village I always put out.
Extra hug for Mickie & hope you find that missing gift, Jane. You know it will be where you looked a dozen times ... I spend half my life looking for things. :-\
Hi Everyfriend! I didn't find Emma's present yet but Frankie and I have agreed that I will find it....the day after I mail their package!
I've sure made some progress getting thing organized around here, though. I've cleaned out some places that haven't been cleaned out since I moved in here and in the case of the end tables, maybe before I moved here.
None of this has been easy on my back. I've had to stop and do the exercises that the Kinesiologist and the Orthopedist gave me over the years. It help with the soreness from bending over and lifting!
I have to make a quick trip to the Farmers Market tomorrow morning and I have to do it before Frankie comes with Cooper because she might need to use my car to get to work tomorrow. So I'll have to be up and attem early. I think they open at 9 and I'll be there and home by 9:30 so my car will be available if she needs it.
My other plan for tomorrow is to get the rest of the candy packed and ready to go and the boxes packed for Texas and Oklahoma! It's all about half done!
I moved the bed up against the wall and I have one of those long pillows blocking the small crack between the bed and the wall. Now there's no way Mickie can fall out. We do what we must for our fur kids and I'm not taking any more chances. She's still limping pretty badly but she does the outside steps and does her two-stage leap onto the couch to sit with me. I really don't know what to do for her but if she's still limping badly on Monday, I'm going to call the vet!
Now, I'm heading for the haystack and I sure hope it's loaded with zzzzzs because I'm all in but my shoestrings and that's bad because I don't have any shoestring!
I hope you all sleep peacefully and that tomorrow is a better day than today but not as good as the next one! Each one must get better! And may God bless us, every one.
Jane, do you think Mickie is faking the limp to get extra sympathy? I know we've had fur babies that get the drift and when we sound like we are full of pity they play it to the hilt. Do hope she isn't hurt bad, maybe just a little sore? Cuddles on a warm lap always helps.... if you ever have time to SIT?
This was not a good night for sleeping, maybe eat & go back to bed.
Chilling morning starting out 28° at the moment. snow maybe tomorrow.
Both dogs loved the birthday meal and there was lots leftover for today . Not sure what today will bring, nothing is planned after I pick up a few groceries. Stores are not as crowded at 8 am and one can zip in ,zoom around and get out in jig time. After that the day may drift anyway it wants. Maybe some sewing??
Shirley, my friend would cook up a thin hamburg patty each day for his dog. Ours love brussel sprouts or any vegetable. one will eat them any way, Babe like her carrots cooked.
Jane when you made Emma gift did you put it back in with your knitting yarn?
Better put an egg in my boot and beat it..
Enjoy your day and stay safe..
Good morning everyone, do not who changed senior and friends but I do not like it cant fiend any thing, way around.
Good morning everyone, slept late this morning but nothing to do or anyplace to go so that ws OK. My son stayed longer than he usually does on a Saturday morning. He usually has a lot of errands in the morning. I sure enjoyed his visit. I spent most of the afternoon sleeping but woke in time for my daily Skype visit.
AMY you sure feed your hairy babies better than some people eat.
JOY I get messed up when we have a holiday in mid-week. Glad I am not the only one.
JENNY sun is shining here this morning, first time in 5 days the sun is shining.
SHIRLEY I was surprised to see so many Christmas decorations up when we went to my grandson's Thursday. Even my grandson has the house decorated inside but they hadn't gone to cut a tree down yet.
JANE you have been doing way too much, no wonder it got to your back. All the candy making would have been enough. I used to enjoy that and the cookie baking all the years I did it. At least I have the memories of what I can no longer do.
LLOYD good morning.
Have a good day and stay safe.
Good Morning Everyfriend! The sun is shining here, too and it started early! But there was heavy frost on the ground and the car windows were frosted over. It was only 34 when I got up!
SHIRLEY, I don't think Mickie is faking. She is also deaf as a door nail and she can't hear the concern in my voice. And when she squats to weewee, she doesn't bend her right back leg. Also, she never lacks for cuddles. I do find time to SIT!
I got my wreath for the side of the house outside and my son will be over sometime today to help me hang it up. At least I can look a little like Christmas. The wreaths I bought yesterday are on the front and back door (everyone who comes here uses the back door). I have two boxes of Christmas decorations sitting in my hall and office but I can't get to that until the candy is done!
I hope you are all having a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!
Lloyd, the new Christmas site is beautiful, and everything is on there just like it used to be, only lovelier.
Didn't take me long to put the day in. :) The neighbour brought Rex over and I cut Rex's nails for him. I am not sure how many winters left in Rex, he is such a sweet dog and so easy to work with. Going to be a sad day all round when he goes.
Managed to get 2 pans of squares done and will cut and put them away for later.
Jane, do you have a wee step that Mickie can use to get up on/off the bed? Kyle built on for Golden Girl but now these two use it.
What we don't do for our animals/family. :)
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Hahaha........that's how I feel at times, Patricia!
I FOUND IT!!!!! :cheer:
Ok Jane, just where did you put it so you would find it? :)
Patricia, some days are just like that....run run run and get no where!!
Going to call it a night..we are going to be gifted with
up to 8+ inches of snow..maybe tomorrow??
Happy heavenly birthday for you June on the 30th. Heaven was blessed when they received an angel like you!!
well I had a ease day and even got in a good nap. when i went grocery shopping Friday I bought one of those spiral cut hams, Nancy cooked a sweet potato in the Microwave with Marshmallows melted on them heated some corn and green beans. ease meal for both of us. well I have had my shot and evening pills so to bed I go hope to see you all tomorrow. good night and sweet dreams.
Sleep with a smile tonight, Jane!
Good night to all, sweet dreams and God Bless.
Good Morning everyone, well I had a lengthy sleep but do not feel rested. so I most likely will take a nap while watching TV. Hope you all did better than I did. have a good day. we are at 28º and mostly clear. only supposed to get to 39º and be sunny today.
Good morning everyone...
Not sure when the snow will start but will get things in order so as to not get caught short.
Gum drop cakes may be done today and that job is done. Last year a lot of cakes and loaves were done but this year will be different.
Gloria, we don't say our dogs are spoiled....just well loved!!
Lloyd, you popped in on me.....good morning to you and yes a wee nap is in order for you.
Enjoy your day and stay safe..
Lloyd, maybe you ate too much Ham and Sweet Potatoes to let you get a good night's sleep. I hope it will be better for you tonight..
Snow for you, Amy, and rain, rain, rain for me. Rained all night but, at least, I don't have to shovel it. David was smart enough to cover the car so hopefully there will be no leak in it.
It will be a different Christmas for us, too. I won't be making any kind of candy or baking any kind of cookies or Christmas bread this year. I am seriously considering ordering our Christmas dinner from Wegman's this year. I've heard that it is pretty good. I managed to cut up, portion, and freeze all of the left-over ham from the 9 lb. Thanksgiving ham we had but it was almost more than I could handle. So, I think that is the last time I will try to do any holiday cooking.
Take care, All.
Good Morning Everyfriend! The skies are pouring on us here in Central PA and it's a chilling rain! When Mickie and I took our walk, she was glad to turn around and come home after a short one.
AMY, I found the sweater in a box that was under my bed before they did the floors. And there were other things in there that I planned to use for Christmas gifts. I took it out, held it to my cheek and cheered....and then I cried!
Now I have to get a couple things to go with it and my package is ready for Oklahoma!
Now I better get busy. I actually have to go out in this mess! I'm not happy about that but....Oh, well!
Try to have a good day! Better ones are coming. I feel it in my bones!
The sage of Mr Woolly Bear..
As some of you know Kyle lost his hearing aid. we searched all over including the kindling box. He emptied it out,didn't find his hearing aid but did find Me Woolly Bear. Now wanting him to get hurt from piling more wood in we put the caterpillar behind the wood pile in the garage.......which worked for a while. My WB had other plans and would come out on the ledge then disappear again. Today when we came back ,he was out on the garage floor. I almost stepped on him,so from here on in it will be watching every step I take! We always lift woolly bears out of harms way when we come across them outside so now we need to watch our step.
This is information on the woolly bear.
Good morning everyone, had a cold but sunny day yesterday but it is a gray morning again with rain coming later. At least we enjoyed yesterday.
JANE not many in this building bother much with Christmas decorating. I put my tree up the first year I was here, too hard to do that anymore sot it sits in a bag in the closet, too much work for me anymore.
AMY I would like to see that snow instead of more rain. I think my daughter's dog is spoiled, when they take him outon his leash he goes where he wants to go not where they want. I know he is well loved, too.
PHYLLIS I have not made a holiday meal in a long ime now. I would not mind even staying home ohose days but family makes sure I will not be alone. Wears me out every time I go anywhere.
Have a good day, I know Jane is happy finding those gifts.
Stay safe and healthy,
Good morning from a frosty Interior! Amy, I had never heard of a woolly worm or bear, but I looked it up, and yes, we have them in the more northern Arctic. I was astonished as it's evidently well known here not for its weather forecasting but for the fact that it stays frozen most of its life! "The arctic woolly-bear caterpillars are unique in their combination of fascinating adaptations to the polar extremes.
They spend nearly 90% of their life frozen and only about 5% feeding on the tundra during the month of June; the remainder is spent in summer "hibernation" inside protective cocoons. Seriously, they spend 90% of their life frozen. This alone makes these little guys fascinating, but they are also the longest-lived caterpillar species on the planet. Wooly-bears in the Alaskan Arctic can "live" for 7 years, and the ones they have studied in the Canadian high Arctic can live to be 13 years old."
Patricia, that is also interesting..
I went to see if Kyle wanted something to drink and asked as I stepped inside the door, where the woolly bear was and his reply. Bruno is over by the stove! Now he has a name. :2funny:
How do you know "he" isn't a "she". Maybe "she" is Brunella!
:2funny: Jane, I am leaving that up to Kyle.....tis his wooly bear. :)
Forgot to add.....cherry cakes are in the oven.gum drop cakes are done.now to clean up the mess!!
Whether Bruno or Brunella, I'll bet that woodstove heat feels wonderful to a caterpillar!
Amy, you and Jane should get the most industrious award! I'm sure, if we could that the rest of us would be at your doors, fork, knife, and spoon in hand!
I still have my Thanksgiving meal leftovers and will be reheating and reassembling for some time. Yesterday I had thawed peaches, pineapple, cantaloupe, and frozen grapes for dinner. I've been on such a fruit craze lately. Fruit over yougart is definitely a treat these days. Cravings drive me; sometimes I want meat and sometimes carbs, but lately fruit.
I've enjoyed my Thanksgiving box and game & garden foods from my friends, and I know they're enjoying what they received from my cupboards. The only thing I'm really missing is that box for a german chocolate cake I had to give away. Not eating chocolate may be an impossible task, rather like giving up drugs or alcohol, I expect.
Patricia,I am sure Jane would also say, you would be more than welcome. You don't even have to bring your own cutlery...just a good appetite.
So far we have had rain, lots of it, then huge wet snow flakes. Going to be interesting to see what morning will bring. Sanders have already been out so it my be slippy out there.
well I went to bed about 9:30 PM went sleep right away, But woke up again around 10:30 PM and cant seam to get back to sleep. cant get my brain to relax and go back to sleep now. I am going to go make a cup of hot chicklet and see if that will do the trick, these sleepless nights are not what they are cracked up to be. good night again.
I thought a lot about Our June today.....this is the first Birthday that were not able to share greetings to each other on OUR Birthday. I sure miss that sweet lady and I wish her a HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY 🙏🙏
PATRICIA, you seem to be doing quite well on your limited diet. I know it has to be hard for you...especially the chocolate!
SO HAPPY FOR YOU JANE........finding Emma Gift! I can just imagine your emotions after you located it.
Oh my, AMY! I am getting a good chuckle out of Bruno / Brunella's life in your home😘. Also had to laugh a bit about you holding 90# Jesse on your lap.... Sorry Kyle did not find the missing hearing aid!
SHIRLEY, it seems every time you turn around you are having to spend more on that motor home. I hope her new owner will come around looking for her soon.
Getting late, so best I say goodnight.
Pleasant dreams to ALL.
Well, Jenny, I guess I will not put up that For Sale sign until we see how spring comes in. The 3 kids started talking about "our trip to the Crater of Diamonds" in the spring, and since all 3 insist they want to go we will check on reservations. Andy & Pete will sleep in his camper, Julie-Ellen (with her Crohn's disease) will get a motel room near by & we'll enjoy eating in the RV. We will find take out foods but also easy to take along plenty to eat & fix. The campground has full hook ups so I won't need to take a tank of water. Will have Andy that knows how to do all that & think I have all necessary equipment, used once with the Rialta. Running water & sewer like at home. :thumbup: At least this is the latest talk to keep old mom from losing interest in the rest of the world. ;)
Lloyd, a long time ago when I couldn't get my mind to shut down I started saying a prayer learned as a child.... simple words, and forced my brain to concentrate on every word. I say it over & over and think of each word so my mind won't wander... and my Fitbit tells me it takes about 4 minutes to fall asleep every night this way. Since having the virus I take naps every few hours and just eat or sleep when my body wants to. Good luck!
Cats had their breakfast of tuna, I will eat & go back to bed until daylight. Only Tiger wanted to go out, Tom is sleeping on the couch & Callie found another spot she calls hers, (she is boss kitty) it is below freezing but they come & go as they please.
I've enjoyed learning about the "woolly worms"... I've only seen one this year but did not bring it inside.... Amy, I draw the line at inviting bugs in. ::)
Patricia, I craved fruit during my Covid days.... have you been tested? I do believe our bodies tell us what they need... okay, NOT a steady diet of chocolate. My gr-daughter has cut out all gluten & soy & does great, and even though they don't test positive for celiac disease, both she & her mama (my daughter) are enjoying healthier days watching their intake.
I'd better get a move on or it will be light before I get back in bed! I did not check for the "Beaver Moon" expected tonight, it's cold out there....
Good Morning Everyfriend! It's just barely daylight out there but the temps are in the 40s today! I've been up for about an hour now and we're waiting for the boinger.
PATRICIA, AMY is right about you all being welcome at my house any time. However, while you won't need knives and forks, I do sometimes run short of spoons. So you might want to stick one in your pocket.
I've had Cooper for the last two days and he stayed overnight. Frankie is trying to meet a new crisis in her life and she is wearing herself out so she didn't come to get him after work last night. And he'll be here today and tomorrow, too. Makes for a little extra "busy-ness" around here.
SHIRLEY, it sounds like you're not one to give up easily on something you enjoy. Or maybe you're just planning to go out in style next summer. It's nice that your kids still like to do things with you. Enjoy it!
I better get this finished or the boinger will catch me. I hope you all have a great day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!
Good morning everyone..
We had a light dusting of snow overnight..nothing to worry about so far.
More baking today and that will be it. Just need some cookies to top it off.
Shirley Bruno is not in the house, he can reside out in the garage and that is as close as he comes. :thumbup:
Good to hear your trip is still on., something to look forward to.
Better get a move on slept in again...
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
Good morning everyone. Never know what will interest us here in the SS. Now it is the Wooly Bear caterpillars. I did not even see one of them this year.
Had quite a storm last night, never heard the rain and wind.Some areas still have no power. Some huge trees were downed and cars suck on flooded roads. Most in the southern part of the state, makes me glad I live in this northern part. Very foggy here this AM can see no further than the exit to the paking lot.
JANE our friends north of us sure are keeig ane eye out to protect Bruno/Brunella they even named IT.
AMY you and Jane have me so jealous with all the baking and candy making because I can no longer do anything like that anymore. I get so angry with myself. I loved doing all that when I started the day after Thanksgiving.
PATRICIA don't think I could pass on a t least 1 slice of German chocolate cake. I would cheat if I had to give that up.
LLOYD I have had sleepless nights and they sure aren't fun.
JENNY Happy Birthday a day late. Since I no longer make the cards like we used to I have not paid attention to birthdays, even mine.
SHIRLEY I am another one who gets a nap every day. Never used to but now as soon as Yvette leaves I am on the couch and my eyes close and I am sleeping.
JANE it is 56 here so no freezing, just foggy.
Have a good day and stay safe and healthy.
Every October, over in the NC mountains, in a small resort town called Banner Elk, in the days before Covid 19, they have what Southerners call the Wooly Worm Festival. It is a fun, crazy weekend and one of the very popular events is the Wooly Worm races. Amy, you should bring Bruno/Brunella down next year and enter her/him. He/She might turn out to be the Pride Of Canada! ;D
I have a big ham bone and a bag of mixed dried beans. It is good weather for soup today.
Cold here this morning but, sunny so I can handle that. The mtns. are getting snow and the ski resorts are making snow like crazy, too. Everyone is hoping to get some skiing done.
Take care, All.
Bubble, is without internet due to bad weather, repairs only on the 10th of the month..
Oh, WOW!To be without for 10 days .... that would be pure torture! Besides, what will we do without her that long???? Thanks for the news, just don't shoot the messenger, huh?
Amy, I just ordered (good ole Amazon) me a "Classic Red Wagon". I've wanted/needed one for years but many years ago when I started hinting for one, my dear husband bought me the even bigger one with sides that fold down & big balloon tires. Well, at least one of those tires has been flat every time I needed, would have to drag out the air compressor & by then I was out of the mood to do whatever else I was doing. I have a need again and decided this time I'm gonna get what I want. Amazon had same price as Walmart & it will be delivered free. My little car would struggle to hold it...maybe pull behind?? Deed is done & it will be here Friday. It really will help me haul things from storage on one side of the house to the other.... and I do need to have a monster garage sale! Back to cleaning house, maybe better go rake up the neighbors leaves again before I put away the leaf mulcher. We are supposed to get rain/snow & whatever the middle of the week & no warm up in sight. I think the woolly worm I saw was all black so can't count on all that snow, he's a fake!
Speaking of soup: My dear neighbor texted me and asked if I would like some Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup that she had just made. (you all don't know that I have a penchant for Mexican Food - - now you do!) What was I to say but "yes". She brought over a container with two cornbread muffins as accompaniement, and I ate half. So this morning, she texts that she can't possibly eat all that soup she made in the Crockpot, would I like some more? Oh, how it taxed my brain to figure out an answer to that one! Now with my leftovers from Thanksgiving (not many), and I had made a pot of angel hair pasta and meatballs (with some sauce that same neighbor had given me), my refrigerator is so full I couldn't possibly get a can of Pepsi in there. Oh, woe is me! But no one needs worry that I'm starving. I do have good appetite and eat well at each meal.
Take care of yourselves, be safe!
Good midmorning from an ice rink of an Interior! From snow to icy rain to again more snow, topping it off with a chinook blowing any snow back off the ice! This has been an incredible beginning for this winter and surging pandemic. This year has made itself a prominent name in our history.
Shirley, I'm halfway thru my restricted diet per my allergies. It used to be convenience foods, processed foods, and microwavable foods that sent me into analeptic shock. Then bananas and canned food were added to the list. I have a three-page list of all chemicals I'm to avoid and read all labels for.
I'm allergic to the chemicals added to process and maintain shelf life for fake foods. My issues seem to be multiplying rather than subsiding, so I'm either not watching what I eat, or something else is in-play. My allergist plans to slowly reintroduce certain foods after my thirty-day restrictions to try to find an answer.
It's also possible that my previous sinus infections were part of my "allergies." He told me those food allergies are increasing, 40% since 2017 and have overtaken respiratory allergies in frequency. It's especially troubling in young children. So, not Covid or celiacs.
Thanks, Jane, have spoon will travel; but in the meantime, how about the hideyhole? It all sounds so good!
Gloria, I do like German chocolate cake, but no more cake mixes are allowed. I will have to scour the Internet for a homemade recipe. That is when or if I'm allowed chocolate again.
It's not that big of an issue. These restrictions haven't been that hard at all, and I feel better, so that's a huge plus! My friends Alan and Dora made a copy for themselves, and they plan to eat this way as it has numerous benefits, just more labor-intensive. You're simply eating actual unadulterated healthy food rather than chemical combined fake food. I feel silly, even complaining.
Patricia, I think if we all ate that way we would put fast foods out of business and wouldn't be at the Drs as much either!
Patricia, Allergist discovered my grandson ("Sir Carson") is very allergic to black pepper. He can eat any other kind of pepper - just not black. Really restricts what he can eat when he goes out with friends or even with family/!!!! However, he has learned to cook/bake and uses white pepper - which he says is a bit "hotter" than the black but doable.
Tome, I may be the only person in the southwest who does not care for Mexican food in general...or at least not "Tex-Mex". Just don't like the spices and can't stand the taste or odor of the beans.
It's been years since I've seen a "wooly worm". Used to see something similar on the oak trees in yard when I lived on the other side of town. No oaks on this side - and no wooly worms.
It's a gorgeous day in central Oklahoma and I did errands all morning. Some mail for next-door neighbor was in my mailbox and we had a nice chat when I took it over to her. Also chatted with neighbor across the street when we were putting out trash bins at the same time.
Next door neighbor is "decorated to the hilt" inside and out. One across the street hasn't even started - and neither have I. Did discover this morning that I could get Christmas stamps at Walgreen's so am preparing to commence to start to begin.... :thumbup: I figure I contributed to "Cyber Monday" yesterday because I ordered four gift cards on-line. :thumbup:
Has anyone noticed the new format on Facebook? Guess I'll get used to it but it's annoying trying to figure it all out.
Off to do the usual afternoon reading in my sunny window until sun goes behind trees.
Onward and Upward
Patricia, my gr-daughter reads all the fine print & discovered soy (one of her problems) is now in EVERYTHING! I'm shocked at the every day stuff she finds it in. Turns out using pure butter is one of the few things she can cook with.
I am trying to control myself as I listen to yard people "blowing the leaves" into mounds so they can ride their mowers to pick up.... what doesn't blow on down the street or to the yard next door that was just cleaned out last week. If I had all the trees of the leaves I rake out of my front walk, I'd be living in a forest! We have 3 houses in this block that sit empty, widows now living in retirement villages but hanging onto houses. And other owners that don't pick up themselves but hire once a year yard guys that just blow or rake under shrubs & watch the wind roll those leaves on down the street. Not sure why they don't remember what it's like to actually take care of a house & yard!
I did get one job done today, son stopped by on his way to... pulled my frig out of it's little nook so I could open the door wide enough to pull out drawers to clean up an icky mess. Had a package of meat drip down through glass into drawer racks, all the way to the bottom. Job done & I am worn out.
Sun is already behind clouds so looking darker. I planned to see what more the beaver did yesterday before "the Beaver Moon" came up but didn't. Wonder if the beaver knew about the moon. ;) May not be too late, but better wait in case Andy remembers to come by & move that frig back for me. If I yawned any wider my jaw might get stuck.... another day is done.
Callie, I've known one other person allergic to black pepper & thought it the strangest thing to be allergic to. I do think all the additives the farmers are using to not have weeds grow or bugs to invade, has made a difference in our allergies. Mom & Dad grew most of the veggies we ate growing up, they only used one kind of fertilizer & planted so bugs didn't like (was it marigolds?) ... and we hoed the weeds all the time. I hope to have a couple trugs next year to grow some lettuce & a couple tomato plants. We see how that works out. ::)
Haha, Gloria, we do get off on a subject & learn all about it before another comes up!
Amy, I agree, and that's also what convinced Alan and Dora to try it. It doesn't have to be all or mostly organic either. The most labor-intensive is starting to read labels, checking it against your lists, and chopping the raw vegetables.
For me, reading recipes was a chore as so much is convenience, canned, or chemically-laden foods. You're said to lose weight at first, sleep better and more regular. Even the vitamins we buy are chemicals, and my allergist says unless a doctor prescribes an actual shortage, you're better off eating actual food for those vitamins or minerals.
Callie, I can certainly relate; however, there are many more spices than white pepper.
I no longer decorate for Christmas. I do send cards and do Christmas PSP, but I've cut way back with no grandkids, and my nieces and nephews are in their thirties and forties now and no more cash cards as they all make good money.
Shirley, there are many good reasons why food allergies are rising, as are celiac disease and Chrohn's disease. Too many chemicals in our fake food. The bug killer, Round-Up, is widely used, kills more than just weeds; birds, cats, and dogs are also victims. It also has cancer carcinogens, so I don't know why it isn't banned.
I do believe the orchestra is warming up for the dance in the morning...snow has stopped and I hope it stays that way.
Shirley, I can only hope that Bubble's internet comes back on before the 10 days is up! I would get a lot of work done if that happened to me :))
Callie, my grand daughter is allergic to coconut and that can be found in a lot of things.
Time to put my feet up for a while...
I thought it strange, too, that someone could be allergic to black pepper. Looked it up and web site said 4% of people have this allergy.
He's learning - and likes to cook Since he lives off-campus, the biggest issue he has is trying to eat out.
Nothing interesting on t.v. tonight. Think I'll try to catch up with some e-book reading. Wanna guess how long before I'm :sleepy: ;D
Sleep well, Everyfriend, and have pleasant dreams.
Hello my friends! I've read everything and took mental notes but my brain is so numb I can't recall anything! There is one thing I do want to say....
JENNY, I am so sorry that my brain did not put 2 and 2 together and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I did wonder how you remembered it was JUNE'S birthday and it came back to me in a flash in the shower this morning. I hope your day was as special as you are! And I hope you celebrate many, many more happy ones!
Today was a busy day and all day I thought "I'm not getting anywhere an then tonight, I took inventory...
I finished my outside decorations.
I set up my ceramic Christmas tree inside
I set the ceramic Wise Men on their journey
I packed more Christmas candy
I wrapped about 5 presents
I ran the dishwasher
I decorated my dining room table
I put the lighted candles in the windows
I made a new batch of dog food
And I did all the usual things like feeding dogs, taking them for walks, putting things away and making beds....well. you all know the routine.
Also, I put a dish of peanut butter cups and coconut cups in the hidey hole along with a couple jars of homemade vegetable soup (bring your own spoons)
Now I'm going to hit the haystack and hope that it's loaded with zzzzs because I'm exhausted. I hope you all had a great day and that you have an even better one tomorrow! And may God bless us, every one!
And I sure hope Bubble's internet is back soon. That could drive one crazy!
Woke up to 3-4" of new snow. Looks fluffy not wet so it will be easy to move. Not sure what else is on for the day will see how I feel after the dance.
Jane, if I didn't have snow to remove I would head back to bed after reading all that you did yesterday! Hope today is a lot easier for you.
Better get ready for the dance..
Enjoy your day and stay safe..
Good Morning Everyfriend! I'm up and attem and things are going to be popping around here.
AMY, I think we got the overflow from your snow! It doesn't seem to be laying on the roads but the roofs have a small accumulation and there are grassy areas that have a bit of it. Mickie walked in it in the yard but she found a clear spot to do what we went out to do. She has never objected to being out in the snow but she doesn't like rain. It's still coming down but not hard!
And I hope it stays that way because I have to take Cooper to the groomer today! And if there's snow on the road, I don't go. And he needs this trip!
On the agenda for today is packing more candy, working on the outgoing boxes and just a tad more decorating! I still have to set up the Nativity Scene. And in between the cracks, I'll put some laundry in the washer. Sounds like a plan to me. Also need to come up with something to eat for supper.
I guess I better get dressed and ready to greet the day! I wish you all a good one....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.
P.S. Our organist at my church passed away this week. That's not all she was to me. She was in high school when I was, I think about 3 years behind me but it was a small school and we knew everyone! There was no "class" discrimination. We were all friends!
The waltz is finished for now..still snowing but not enough to worry about.
Jane, I am sorry to read your lose of your friend.You must have a lot of wonderful memories stored away of the times you shared.
Shirley, when I read about your Red Wagon of course the song Here I Go With My Little Red Wagon started in my head.. Do you remember the little hand sleighs? I have one of those to use in the winter time.
Phyllis that will be one tasty soup!! Now you have me thinking....maybe I should put a pot on the back of the wood stove..
Gloria, Jane has done way more than I. I did do a bit but not near as much as other years....with the surgery on the hand my knee that still isn't 100% and this dang cold my energy level has gone on vacation and without me!!
Time for inside work to be done...
My brain has been on vacation.....for years! I'm sorry, Jenny, for being so late but it is still heart felt.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENNY!I wasn't as successful at getting things done yesterday as some of you were. I spent a long time sitting at the radiology center waiting to get x-rays done but it is done. Now to wait on the results.
Consequently, I didn't get soup made but did get a big pot of spaghetti made for dinner and for a couple of leftover meals. Your fridge is packed with some really good sounding things, Tome. I love Southwestern food but find, to my dismay, that I can no longer tolerate very much of it.
Breakfast is calling. Take care, All.
Good morning everyone, slept late again and I have to rush. Finally have an appointment with my eye doctor that was cancelled in April. My son will be picking me up in 2 hours and I need my breakfast before I go and a shower, too.
Have a good day and stay safe.
Good morning, everyone from the Interior, where it is plus 38 with light snow. Tomorrow is expected to be six above and Friday, minus seventeen. The next two weeks are forecast to be moving back and forth between pluses and minuses weatherwise. There is no way I could confidently say what will or will not be; nothing about this year is as expected other than expecting the unexpected.
I hope everyone is having a good day and a better tomorrow, and thank you, Jane, for the delicious soup from the hideyhole!
Be safe everyone!
Patricia, you are warmer there than here!! The temp is 26° F here at the moment.
My balcony thermometer reads presently at plus 40. We have chinook winds, which always brings warm temperatures.
Hello friends; I spoke briefly with Bubble who wanted me to assure you she is alive and well. Severe flooding in Israel has seriously impacted their internet service but it should be ok by the weekend. My best wishes to all of you.
Thanks for the news, Don.... Are you "in all your glory" with the Christmas Season? Hope you have been well. Give Bubble our love when you talk to her again, please! Shirley :christmastree:
Don, good to "see" you!! We did get some snow to the north of you but not a lot.
Shirley, I hope you can see this.....tis what we both can use! :)
For anyone wanting to make masks..no fog ones for those that wear glasses.
Amy, I had that wheeled wagon as a child and hadn't thought of that in ages!
I agree on the masks; great idea! I'm already lifting the nose piece for a few seconds regularly to try and disperse the fogging!
I just finished my weekly diary check in with the nurse and learned something surprising! For all you people craving chocolate, it's not actually the chocolate but the magnesium in that chocolate you're craving!
Aw, Amy, the wagon Cas got me was a little like that only big balloon tires & no sleigh feet! Good price but no stock! My wagon comes Friday so will be ready to haul stuff to store. We've had misty rain all afternoon, even if it had been snow it wouldn't amount to much. Snow to the west of us, guess the pink is ice? and snow west of that. We need moisture and I can't think of anything I need to get out for, just hope we don't lose power. :coffee:
Patricia, another way to dispense of the moisture is to fold a Kleenex many times to get
a size maybe 1 " by 4-5 " and put it inside over your nose..
Amazing how the wagon has lasted through the years...
Even S.E. Alaska is having crazy weather this year!
Hello Everyfriend! I've been busy all day but the only thing I can see that got done is a couple loads of laundry and I made some soup in the crock pot. It started out to be chicken corn soup and I guess you could still call it that but I didn't put noodles in it. I had some potatoes that needed to be used so I cut them up and added them and an envelope of onion soup mix all in the crockpot and then added the corn about an hour before it was done. It was absolutely delicious! I ate a big bowl for supper and when Frankie picked up Cooper, she took a jar home with her for her supper. I expect a report from her tomorrow.
My last load of laundry is drying and it's towels so I think I'll just let them sit until tomorrow morning. I'm really tired tonight. I can't even keep my eyes open to watch the Christmas movies. I think I'll be off to hit the haystack soon.
It's really cold outside right now. I'm not sure what the temp is but there's a cold wind blowing and I'm sure the chill factor makes it lower than the temp says it is.
I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a good tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one. Good night!
Good morning everyone...
We had a light dusting of snow overnight, nothing to worry about. Picking up meds this morning then home to deal with the jobs that didn't get done yesterday. they may or may not get done today.
Patricia, my goodness that is reminisce of Frank Slide that we drove through years ago! I do think there was a lot more damage in it but still this one has its casualties .
Jane, your soup sounds delicious!! How is Mickie doing?
Gloria, hope your eye exam went well.
Phyliss, pray that you get a good report from your xrays.
Better get ready for the day.
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
Good Morning, Everyfriend! We had below freezing temps overnight and it's still only 32º! Brrrr!!
AMY, Mickie has good times and bad times with her leg. Outside on our walks she seems fine and she's even made the two-stage jump up to the bed. But at the end of the day, she waits for me to lift her up and she missed her jump to the couch a couple times and refuses to try again. I think she hurts but she's trying to be brave about it. She's just like the rest of us old ladies!
It's just about time for our first walk and I like to get it in before Cooper shows up! We really take our time and enjoy our walks. My SIL said once, "When we take the dogs for a walk, it's THEIR walk, not ours. So we do what they want to do." And I agree with that! I let her snuff out anything and everything along the way. And if she chooses to visit with the neighbors, that's ok too.
Today, the only thing I'm sure of is that I'll finish the laundry and get the OK and TX boxes ready to go. They get mailed on Monday even if they're not taped shut!
Mickie just headed for the door so I think she's ready to walk! Enjoy your day, Everyfriend! Make it your own in every way! And don't forget to share it with your Soda Shoppe friends!
My American Flyer red wagon sits unused and lonely in the basement. I used it a lot when Tom and I had the Woodland Garden and it was so handy for hauling plants, tools, pots, etc. around. I should give it to the Salvation Army and let someone else get some good use out of it.
Thank you, Amy. I got the x-ray results yesterday and the pictures showed "no abnormalities". On one hand that is good news but on the other it doesn't explain the severe pain clear down my left side that keeps me awake and hinders my walking. I guess it is just another one of those things we learn to live with.
The ham and bean soup was really good and since I made it in the Instant Pot it came out perfect in just 60 minutes with no pre-soaking. There was a lot of ham on that Thanksgiving ham bone so the soup is deliciously meaty. David liked it......he had two BIG bowls.
It got down to 27 deg. here this morning. That is cold for us. Rain coming in tomorrow....at least it isn't supposed to be snow. Fingers crossed.
Take care, All.
Phyllis, when we lived in Leawood I had a pain I was sure "would get the best of me", ran thru my side & into the hip. We went to visit my husband's mother for a week and the pain sort of faded away. When we got back to our house & I sat down in what I thought a very comfy chair in the kitchen eating area, that pain hit like a bee sting! So I didn't sit there for days and the pain stayed away. Still amazes me to think something so comfy could have caused such a problem. Hope you find a cure as simple as mine!
We had just enough snow to make the trees pretty.... and cause a lot of wrecks around the city. Seems to be over for now & temps high enough tomorrow to melt anything remaining. It didn't stick to my driveway, but I'm happy to see it looking a little like Christmas!
Did any of y'all celebrate St.Nick's Day? My mother's father was half French & German so he carried on the German tradition when my mother was little and she "gave" it to us. On Dec.5 we would write our letters to Santa and put in a stocking for St.Nick to pick up. He left some kind of fruit, nuts to crack and each a small enough toy to fit in the sock. My sister always got jacks, I remember getting Old Maid cards and remember those wooden paddles with the little rubber balls attached? Remember "Pick Up Stix"? Mother loved to make us happy, she was only 7 when her mother died so she became all the things she ever wished for in a mother. Today is her birthday so I will call my only remaining sibling to reminisce about her. My daughter thought she was the best human she'll ever know, as perfect as anyone could be, gently and kind. My daughter & I did not inherit that "gentle" trait. :-\
good Morning everyone It is 38 and cloudy here this morning calling for high of 48 and Light rain later on today. Hope you all have a good day today.
Good morning everyone, I was ready to go t o bed when I got home from my appointment. My eyes are fine, thank goodness for that. Don't need new glasses either. I managed to s tay awake till 9 and woke at 9 this morning. Slept the clock around and feel groggy now. I really get wornout every time I go anyplace these days. Too content to stay home maybe? Or maybe because of the Covid 19 with so many places closed and a limit on who can come into this building and Yvette spoiling me? Or maybe old age?
DON so good seeing your post and that you can still talk to Bubble. Israel is having bad wea ther, too this year. Seems like the whole world is upside down. Take care of yourself.
AMY that is neat, being able to change the wheels to the runners. Neat new mask, The ones a good friend sent me fit good and no steaming up glasses. I also can wash them, better than having to throw them away.
SHIRLEY I think the next time I go anywhere will be my son's for Christmas. I know that will be a long day and with my greatgrand again. That will be the best part.
JANE my daughter's dog takes them where he wants to go.
PHYLLIS maybe you need more than an Xray to pick up what is wrong with that leg. I would love to have some of that ham/bean soup. I have not made that is years now.
SHIRLEY cannot believe you are not gentle. If that was the case wild animals would lot be attracted to you, even to be fed.
LLOYD did not check temperature here this morning but at least the sun in shining bright and the sky is blue.
Have a good day and stay safe.
good afternoon everyone. I have had morning meal and a good nap both. Nancy is saying time to eat noon meal but I am not hungry. I got a new printer that ink is cheaper for and in stock at wall Mart. have it set up as far as i can but can't figure out where the Paper or what to do with the cd, Hope grand daughter can help this evening when she gets home. Have a good rest of the day.
Amy, we're used to earthquakes here, and slides often come with those. However, the slides have been around glaciers, water, or unoccupied areas. Other than major disasters like the earthquake and tsunami of 1964, this isn't normal or expected in residential areas.
I read about the Frank Slide in search, and it reminded me of the one in the thirties that took out most of a Welsh village, also due to coal mining. What was so awful in that case was that it took out the entire school for the village leaving perhaps three children who had not been in school.
well I bought a new printer, so now a new learning curve.
Good Night and sweet dreams see you in the morning.
Well, I finished all 4 loads of laundry and it's all put away. I finished 1 out of three of the boxes that have to go on Monday. One of them I can't finish until my personal shopper goes to WM on the weekend and the other one I need to do some computer work to finish. That's my plan for tomorrow.
I made my trip to Davy's and got gas on the way home and it wore me out. When I told Frankie that I don't think I want to go to the grocery stores any more, she said, "Well, you don't have to! That's why you have me and Aunt Cathy!"
Now I'm off to the haystack and I hope it's loaded with zzzzs because I'm worn out! I'll be up and attem early tomorrow....I hope!
I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a good tomorrow...better than today and germ free!
A late night HELLO to EVERYFRIEND. Sadly, I have not been here
for a couple of days.....just not much to talk about.
Tomorrow is the day we WERE to fly to California to see our family.....I am still feeling so sad, but I know we made the right decision as the Covid numbers continue to grow.
DON, how nice to see your name come up here. Thank you for letting us know that Bbble is doing OK. WE SURE MISS her not being able to post. I hope you are doing well? You are also missed very much!
All the talk about soups sound so good to me. I, too, made soup with our TG Turkey and the broth that I made from boiling the bones. It sure turned out good.....we both enjoyed it very much.
Tonight we went to one of the local churches in our area that put on a big Holiday drive through light show. It was nearly a half hour drive through with Bluetooth connection telling a story as you drove through. It was very enjoyable.
Thank you PHYLLIS and JANE for the special Birthday Wishes.
JANE, it sounds to me like you need to take advantage of Cathy and Frankie to do your main shopping for you.
LLOYD, good luck learning what you need to know to run the new printing machine.
AMY, those sliders on that wagon sure would make it good for those that live in snowy areas. We bought wagons for grands and might just have to get Jonah one, but he is in no danger of needing the sliders Palm Springs. Hahaha
Bed time......hope this finds you all doing well.
Pleasant dreams to all.
Good morning everyone...
:clap: No snow to deal with this morning :excited: Last night we watched the news and snow was to come this way...maybe I had better not get too excited as the day has only just begun.
Oil change this morning then off to the farm store
for a shop. Yesterday our friends came and picked up the items bought for them and dropped off the items she got for us. Her daughter did go to Costco but now has the items delivered to her as the store is crazy with people from red areas (STAY HOME) but don't understand those two words. I did get my Nanaimo bars done.....just hope I can stay out of those.my goodness they are tasty....rich but oh so good.
Jane, I agree with Frankie, let them shop for you. I know you do enjoy going to your markets but let them do the box stores for you.
Jenny, if we all just stay put for 2-3 weeks maybe this dang burn covid would go away. I am willing to give up one Christmas so I can have many more with family.
Lloyd, I bet it won't take long for you to learn how to use your new printer. You have lots of help there to show you how.
Patricia, I watched the news and it said 2 people were still missing. I have only been in one earth quake, there was only a slight tremor under foot. Do you have to have an emergency pack all ready for these earth quake times? Our friend that lived in BC did have to have one and it was law I believe.
Gloria, do you have much snow your way? We now have about 5 inches, we did have more but high temps and rain took some of it away.
Better move it...
Enjoy your day everyone...stay safe.
Good morning everyone. I had a reasonable sleep time, but am dizzy headed this morning. staggering like a drunk. well at least the ink is lot cheaper for the new printer. the sales Lady said she recommends to buy plenty while they have it in stock. Have a good day.
Amy you are correct and she is not only good help Is welling to help. what I need to concentrate on is not abusing her help. Have a great day
Lloyd, you can do it.
Did you check your sugar/glucose level? Hope you feel better and soon.
Good morning everyone, finally woke early this morning, better that waking at 9 and rushing before Yvette gets here.
LLOYD good luck with your new printer, I need ink for mine and one day I will get it. Have not had much to print lately.
PATRICIA we have earthquakes here at times but never feel them they are so slight and find out when we hear the news.
JANE I would love to get into a market to see what is new. Yvette does a good job of getting every thing on my list.
JENNY SORRY you cancelled your trip to Ca. Smart not traveling now.
AMY we have rain in the forecast for tomorrow. I rather look at snow falling, tired of all the rain.
Have a good day and stay safe.
Morning! I had a long post ready to go, the lights flashed, the computer shut down and I lost my post. I'll be back later to try to reconstruct. I have to feed Mickie, get dressed and go for a walk right now. Hope your day starts better than mine did!
good morning. Morning feed is done, sun is very bright. My brain is still dead, cant remember any thing hardly, I had a good funney and it went south and I so far can't fiend it. read I will go look some more.see you all later.
Old Age, I decided, is a gift. I am now, probably for the first time in my
life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime
despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt.
And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who
look s like my mother!) , but I don't agonize over those things for long. I
would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family
for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind
to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't
chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or
for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avant
garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before
they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is
it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until
noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if
I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will. I will walk
the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will
dive into t he waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying
glances from the jet set .
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as
well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break
when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's
beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us
strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and
sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray,
and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my
face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair
could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what
other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned
the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I
like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I
am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or
worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day.
(If I feel like it)
MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER!
Well, Janie, mine had it's own hic-cups.... the commode decided not to flush DOWN but water came to top of rim before it quit... must take care of that issue after a trip to the doctor & on to pick up the title to my new car from the dealer. Not sure why it was sent to them instead of to my house, but don't want to have them put back in the mail & risk another delay in getting all that taken care of.
We have a pretty frost on everything this morning. Tom went out & didn't take long he was back on the step begging to come in. No wind, a real treat, we've had lots of wind lately.
Good luck with the new printer, Lloyd. My son worked on my old one not long ago, thought it was fixed but it kept "printing" blank pages. I started messing with it & all of a sudden it works again. Don't use it much, just to print out grocery lists & the digital coupons for the week.
Gloria, you do seem to be more active lately, I think Yvette is good medicine for you. I'm sure she enjoys having you to visit with as well.
Phyllis, was dealing with trying to put together my red wagon & thinking about what you said that "maybe you should donate yours".... Better think that over, never know when you might be glad to have a means to haul, even around the house! I'm disgusted that the directions for putting this together are so bad. I need it NOW.
Better go shower & wash my hair... need to trim off a few sprigs first, my hair grows faster this time of year & just keep whacking at it until the season is over. I see one of the eagles floating over the river... they move so fast I can't get a camera in hand. One of these days I'll wrap up & be out earlier and get a good shot... they are so beautiful. Son was on the phone last night when a news clip showed one catching a Canada goose... NOT something I want to see, and I know the cats hunker down when they see any of the big birds hunting.
Good one, Lloyd.
hope you all enjoy the above post. Now if I can get the how to back to post a picture here that I have on this computer,
Shirley You sure are fast wit your posting.
Yayyyyy Bubble Welcome back!!! Hope this means you are up and running with your internet.
Lloyd, I hope you don't mind but I did copy your poem to send on to others. Thank you so much for posting it.
I'm so slow this morning and very late. I just got dressed and it's almost lunch time.
I like your "poem", Lloyd. Thanks for sharing it.
David just helped me get the filters out of the Dyson vacuum cleaner so I could wash them. What a job!! I didn't have my smart thinking cap on the day I bought that thing. But, it's better than a broom. ;)
Take care, All.
Good afternoon. Just want to say Hello. I know I have not been here for a few days.Just don't seem to have anything new to talk about,
Very dreary day today so that really makes ne sleepy, I was up at 6 for the necessary room and went back to sleep and didn't wake up until almost 10 o'clock, The day is just flying by.
Belated Birthday wishes to you, Jenny. Hope you had a nice day.
I have to get myself in gear and decide which gift cards I will get for gifts this year. I guess Christmas will be the same as Thanksgiving was. Everybody will just stay hone and it will be just another day. I am having a real difficult time dealing with all of this. Get very depressed at times. But, I have to work myself out of those "down times".
Just want to wish you all a good day and stay well !!
Good morning from the Interior! I had a big day out with friends yesterday, and so today will be a day of rest.
Amy, as far as I know, the two are still missing. Southeast gets lots of earthquakes because while beautiful, with the thin strips of land between mountains and sea, there are volcanos, and that land is narrow, sits on a gravel bed, below sea level, and the San Andreas fault runs directly through it. They have daily rumbling and have had some earthquakes doozies.
The Interior is on the other side of two mountain ranges in a vast arboreal forest, and we have forest fires and floods rather than earthquakes. We are 642 miles from Haines. We do have aftershocks occasionally, but there is a different fault line in the Interior.
Gloria, mostly we have only slight rumbles, but we've had a good one once or twice. We're on a different fault line than the Southeast. I wish I had a Yvette! I've put off finding my own, but I need to get it done.
Good morning Jane! Good morning Lloyd; I, too, loved and saved your piece!
Some folks around here have a large wagon from Home Depot with a longer body with a steel bottom and orange molded plastic side pieces. It's sold for firewood or yardwork, but it can be used for anything in this building or outside.
Phyllis, I long ago sold my old vacuum and purchased a bagless wand type. I can no longer access vacuum bags or change printer ink.
Morning Joy, I completely understand as days both drag and fly by. Yesterday, when friends I hadn't physically seen for a long time called to say they were outside and did I want to grocery shop, I flew out that door even knowing I didn't need anything!
This year, I stopped sending cash cards to my nieces and nephews all in their thirties and forties. Only one is married out of four and no grandkids or expected. They send me club cards each year for coffee, fruit, or cheeses and I don't need that either. I do send JL cards.
Hello Everyfriend! I never did get back to reconstruct my morning loss on this panel. And, of course, now I don't remember what I said!
Today was a busy one. I actually have one box taped up and ready to mail. Three more are about 3/4 done but I have to wait until my personal shopper gets back from the store tomorrow.
Now, I'm all set up to put out my last Christmas decoration. The table is covered and the stable is there but I can't locate the box with the Nativity set in it! Why does all this confusion have to happen. I saw it at least 16 times while I was making candy nd now it's hiding from me! Wherever it is, it has N*A*T*I*V*I*T*Y in big letters on the outside of the box and it's sitting in plain site, I thought in my bedroom closet. WRONG!!! I have to get better organized! When I see something in a closet that I'm going to need soon, I'll just have to take it out and set it in the middle of the room so I'll either see it when I need it or fall over it a couple times!
I'm going to wish you goodnight and start a search! Then, if it doesn't show up tonight, I'm going to bed and try to put it out of my mind until tomorrow.
I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one! And may He point me in the direction of that box! Thank you, God!
I found the Nativity set!
Happy for you, Jane... Seems I spend half my life searching for something I JUST saw. :cheer:
Sweet dreams and God Bless ... Love ya all... Shirley
Good morning everyone..
The trip to the garage proved that I did hear something amiss. I need a front wheel bearing put in and have an appointment for Mon.
Today we will run into town and pick up some things for our friends and home to ?? whatever gets done.
Jane, you are still playing hid and go seek!! :2funny: Lots of us play that game, Kyle says to stop looking and it will turn up. That is fine if you don't need or want it right away.
Patricia, we have two wagons,both have had their sides taken off , one holds the generator and the other one is used for yard work.
Gloria, no new snow here :)
Joy, good to hear from you. One thing about gift cards is that they fit!!
Enjoy your day everyone, stay safe.
Good Morning Everyfrind! My personal shopper is at WM and it's my job to sit by the phone and wait for questions!
I'm always happy to see people who have been missing for a day or two or in Radioman's case, a lot longer!
I have a plan for today and let's hope it doesn't involve "looking" for something that's "right there"
I'm going to have to take Mickie for a walk pretty soon. It's a good thing that both my phone and my glasses fit in my pocket and she can always find something to do while I answer.
I never thought about a wagon. I have thought about a wheelbarrow and a wagon would probably be easier. But so far a wheelbarrow is cheaper. My good neighbor across the street lets me borrow his.
Guess I better scoot and take Mickie. She's been more than patient!
We went for a walk and then Cathy came with my stuff from WM and almost forgot to come back. I seem to be "running around like a chicken with its head cut off" as my grandmother used to say! I'm forgetting where I was and what I was doing. I guess I better not plan to travel or I might end up anywhere in the world!
I hope you are all having a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.
Patricia, my vacuum is all put back together with clean filters. I haven't bought bags for a long time either but all of those bagless things have filters that have to be cleaned and the Dyson has two. One is easy to remove and one isn't. Replacing ink cartridges in my printer is easy since it is right up front. I rarely print anything anymore that needs to print in color so I have my printer set to print in Black and White only and buy only black ink cartridges.
Lots of blue sky here today but a little breezy and coolish. I got some nice looking strawberries from Papa Spud's the other day so think I'll make some shortcakes and cut up the strawberries for Strawberry Shortcake tomorrow. I have some Cool Whip on hand, too. The strawberries are grown at a hydroponic farm just a few miles from me and I hope they will taste as nice as they look.
Take care, All.
Bread is done and laundry , just about done. A little village to the south of us has lost their only grocery store to fire. An early morning fire destroyed everything....the only saving grace is no one was hurt.
The odd snow flake is falling and I do hope it gets tired and heads back into the clouds. I really don't wish to play in the snow.
Good morning from the Interior and me!
Amy, I understand that the mountain was always unstable, and recent geological instruments had shown it moving due to very recent heavy rains in the Southeast and, particularly, Haines. However, no one could have predicted the landside from the mountain's top to and into the loch. A person is still missing from each of the two pulverized houses, and four others were found alive in the area.
Jane, I'm glad you found your nativity set. I recently searched high and low for an old monitor only to find it in a previously searched place! How can you overlook a 20" monitor? It was hidden in my hallway walk-in behind and underneath a series of cloth grocery bags.
Unfortunately, neither it nor my other desktop monitor works. Is it only the cords? The only way is to purchase two sets of new monitor cords, and I'm not ready for that. What if it is one or both monitors and not the cords?
Shirley, I spend most days searching due to my procrastination. I even purchased a still unread book on how to remedy that! :-[ I have piles of paperwork in a set of storage boxes that I need to file and a lengthy list on my Keep app of household needs, improvements, and wishes that I need to work on. At the very least, I need to purchase a 33-gallon tote to put all my donated items in to hold until I can actually donate them!
I did find something odd about perception after I finished some laundry yesterday. I have two sheet sets. One is a gray patterned sheet set with matching duvet, 2 pillows, pillowcase, and sham. One set, white cotton with a white duvet. Both sets are the same size, but the bed's white set looks twice as fluffy and large?
I thought about purchasing an outdoor utility cart as others have here, Amy. Still, I went with a large wheeled Amazon cart in black instead that is easier for me to maneuver back and forth to the laundry or elsewhere inside the apartment. https://tinyurl.com/yym7kq84
Phyllis, my fingers don't want to work anymore, and my printer has one of those tiny ink spaces. I need to break down and sell it when you're allowed to do that again! Luckily, the vacuum's cup is easier to access and move about. I need both a Yvette and a David. Another item on my Keep app.
Amy, that is very sad about the village's only grocery store and will be a hardship to both the grocery owners and the village. As if times weren't hard enough already!
Shirley If you go to town and buy a new one when you get home right there will be the oen you were looking right in front of you.
AMY you are welcome, un less I am wrong this is what we have this sight is to Love and help everyone.
well we have had a good day and I am going to go take my shot and night time pills. sweet dreams see you all tomorrow.
well I am back for another post before bed. we Have Kitchen aid Mixer with beaters and doe hook and all of the usual attachments and just got grinder attachment to grind wheat, barley and corn, fresh and healthy without the additives in them , do have to store the finished product in the freezer as they have no preservatives in them, but are much more healthy. you should taste the Barley soup made fresh. May get as fat as a old hog though. Good Night .
Hello Everyfriend! I'm just stopping by to say "Good Night". I've had a busy day and another one coming up tomorrow. It's almost 11 p.m. in Central PA and I'm ready for the haystack! I sure hope it's loaded with zzzzzs because I feel the need of them.
I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a worry-free day tomorrow. I WILL pack the boxes to send tomorrow even if nothing else get done. My personal shopper finished my shopping for Emma and I'm ready to concentrate on the packing.
Now I'm off to the haystack! Good Night my dear friends!
good Morning everyone. it is 39º now and clear, saying going for 47º and partly sunny today. Hope you all have a good day just as you like it.
I think I told you all we got a attachment for our Kitchen aid to grind our flour and Meal fresh. we got some buckwheat, corn and Barley , and going to get some hard red wheat Monday. we got some buck wheat soup mix from the Amish store the other day, liked it fine so am going to make our own fresh. will Have to watch it or may get fat as a old hog. Have a good day.
Good morning everyone..
Only 18 ° out there with wind blowing. A day of rest here....I know we are not going far until the wheel bearing gets replaced......tis an awful sound coming from it.
May throw on a pot of soup to cook and just let the day go by.
Patricia, that cart makes more sense to use than the other carts.
Lloyd,my friend brought me a bag of fresh ground flour and it made the most delicious bread!! Just pure flour no chemicals in it.
Gloria, hope everything is ok with you.
Better get a move on..
Enjoy your day an stay safe.
Lloyd, I broke down & got the grinder for my Kitchen Aid mixer & then discovered I needed the heavier duty mixer so gave the one to my daughter & bought the 575 watt to grind my roasts for meat spread. My kids & grands practically fight over the meat spread I mix with Miracle Whip, sweet pickle relish, hard boiled eggs, onion & celery. I buy the eye of round roasts and trim off all fat... usually very little... and I put ground meat in ziploc bags to freeze. Another of those "no preservatives" foods. Sam's Club has the best prices for those roasts.
I also bought a tenderizer to make minute steaks out of those roasts. Yummy & so much cheaper than when you buy the minute steaks already tenderized. If you want them to melt in your mouth I just run each slice through 2 or 3 times.... after browning each I make a gravy & put all back into the cast iron Dutch oven & bake a while, so good over mashed potatoes!
Cats fed so now my turn. Guess I'll watch church on TV again, so many new cases of the virus but also I've talked to a lot of people that have either colds or other types of flu.... I'm having several "left over" problems from the virus.... and what I've read, can go on for months. NOT what I wanted to hear.
Have a Super Sunday (thanks, Callie)... we are going to have spring temps the middle of the week, will be itching to hit the road but.....
Good Morning Everyfriend! I've been so busy with "stuff" this morning that this is my first chance to get with all of you.
When I finally found time to go out for the paper this morning, I found a box on the front porch delivered by Fedex and I don't know when! When I opened it, I found a mug with picture of Emma and Mikey (my two Great Grands in OK) all around it. I first chuckled at the pictures and then "cried for happy" and I still have tears in my eyes when I think about it. I think the tears are for missing out on so much of their growing years! I offered a prayer that God will forgive us for whatever brought about this pandemic that prevents us from visiting our families and lift it's burden from us. I don't think we appreciated all that we had before we lost it!
I'm sorry if I've unloaded too much on you today but I'm sitting here looking at pictures that are all over my office of family that I can't hug any more and I miss that!
Now I'm going to go get busy and try to think of happier things...like a clean floor or a tidy kitchen or some Christmas decorations....
Enjoy your day! I hope it's as good as it can be!
((((( Jane)))) when this darn pandemic is over with I am sure there will be LOTS of hugs for everyone!! :smitten: Forgot to say what a unique gift you have,that was so thoughtful of them to do that.
I did put a pot of soup on the back of the stove. We did have some for lunch and it was warming to the tummy. With the winds it is so cold out...hung the dogs bedding out and was glad to get back inside!
Have ribs slowly cooking for supper tonight...will figure out sides later..
A good Sunday Morning HELLO to EVERYFRIEND.
We are enjoying some warmer temperatures today. It sure feels good, but of course the next snowmaker is on the horizon😷
AMY, I made a pot of soup yesterday and it just did not have the zing I was hoping for. Seems the healthier I try to make something the less flavor it has😩😩. I bet yours you are making today will be delicious. I did make a mighty tasty Turkey noodle soup with the broth from boiling the Turkey bones though....it was YUMMY! It made me sad to read about the grocery store fire....how it will be missed.
LLOYD, how nice that you and Nancy are able to make yummy things with your fresh flour and meal. Enjoy!
PHYLLIS, that sounds like quite a task to get the filters cleaned in your Dyson. We have a Dyson as well and I know it is not an easy job to get the filters clean.
SHIRLEY, the tenderizer you have to make your minute steaks sound great. Nice that your kids and grands enjoy the ground meat spread that you make. I made a Turkey Salad with some of the TG Turkey...it really hit the spot. We sure got a lot of meals off of that BIRD!
JANE, you are getting close to getting the package ready to mail. Hope you get it off today!
Michele has had quite a time recently with horrible muscle aches. She was miserable over TGivng. They took her off of the Chemo pills thinking that was the issue, but come to find out it was the Coumadin that they put her on for the blood clot she had near her port. Now that med has been changed and she will start back on the chemo pills🙏🙏
I am off to fix a bit of breakfast, now brunch, actually Enjoy a peaceful day of rest.
well I am late again. I need some help on how to take pictures and post here in senior net. I was just looking over the do you reamber List .I still have lot of them hanging in my shop, I have a old coke cola, electric water bath pop cooler for pop bottles with sap off lids, and the device on the side to pop the lids off and catch them in it. some of the electric wire needs replaced it has some frayed places in it. other wise it is in mint condition. I will try to get some help to take picture and post it. I think If I would have a sale and get rid of those an teaks i could riley retiree. Good night and sweet dreams.
Just stopping by to check out! Today, I had some sitting down work to do so I also did some very important Christmas prep. There are three movies that I have to watch before it really feels like Christmas around here and today I squeezed in 2 of them. I watched "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. Then I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. I'm beginning to feel like Christmas. But I still have to watch "Miracle on 34th Street" (the original with Natalie Wood.
Now I'm going to hit the haystack! Tomorrow, Cooper will be here earlier than usual so we have to be ready! I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Good Morning everyone. another of those restless Nights. so I am up early, well Nancy and I both, and we are not fussing with each other, just we neither can sleep very well. both of us will most likely have Naps after while In front of T V. Hope you all Have a good day better than we are so far.
You posted about the time I got up this morning, Lloyd. I went to bed before 10:00 last night but will also probably take a nap today. Fitbit says I got 5 hours & 15 min. sleep.
Jane, my fav movies to get ready for the season, but only caught a few min of White Christmas because Andy stopped by to put my wagon together for me & put the new filter in the humidifier. It was more complicated (both) than I expected. Today I need to go to the "Tag Office" to pay tax & get tag for the new car. My poor check book is howling... and I still have to renew my driver's license & also my conceal carry permit. Different places & always new policies with COVID.
This is my brother in law's birthday and my long ago school friend's birthday (she has been gone about 10 years now) and we "older Friends" can remember Pearl Harbor and what we were doing when we heard the news. I was squatting down on the floor furnace reading the Sunday comics, 6 years old, and heard my mother scream out as she listened to the radio while fixing breakfast. This disaster we seem to be more divided than ever before, not pulling together to fix us.
Good morning everyone..
Brrr tis not a warm one out there, temp is 11° F at the moment.
We are off to the Dr to get blood work done then home to work. We were going to head on into the city but with this wheel bearing making a noise I don't feel comfortable doing so.
Got to run...
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
Good Morning everyfriend! I think 7 a.m. in Honolulu is around noon here so we were already home from church when we got the news about Pearl Harbor! I was 6 years old in 1941 so I didn't really comprehend what was going on but I knew it was bad just by my grandfather's reaction. That whole day changed forever. And Shirley, you're right. We don't know how to handle what's happening right now in our lives.
Now I have to go get dressed and feed Mickie Then she'll need a walk. BRRRRR!!! it's cold out there! We've been on a shortie to the yard and I didn't like it.
Do what you like with your day! Make it your own in every way!
We were visiting some friends of my parents on Dec. 7th and I had been allowed to go to the Sunday movie matinee because there was no one my age to play with and I was feeling bored/lonely. They stopped the movie and made the announcement from the stage. I was twelve and wasn't really sure of where Pearl Harbor was but, of course, learned quickly enough in school the next day. I remember listening to Pres. Roosevelt on the radio and his Declaration of War speech the next day. It is hard to realize that it was 79 years ago.
Cold here, too, and wet....but, not white so it's OK.
Take care, All.
Good morning everyone, sorry I have been AWOL. Saturday I slept just about all day. Called my daughter and told her I would not be on skype.Slept most of yesterday, too.Most every time I have to go anyplace for an appointment it just wears me out. Going to my #1 son's for Christmas will get me tired, too, from sitting and doing nothing.
Then I needed new ba tteries in my mouse and I could not get the old batteries out. Guess there was enough juice in them for this. My hands are not strong enough for the darn HP mouse and the crazy way they have the batteries in. Hope Yvette can get that out today. Only mouse that works with this lemon HP.
Better get off before they batteries stop again.
Have a good day and hope t omorrow every thing will work again.
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Here is a picture of my twin Great-Granddaughters. They just turned 4 years old.
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Here is they picture four years ago when they were just one month old.
Hope Yvette got the batteries taken care of, Gloria, & everything else looking better. It was chilly but sunny today, one of those times my mother used to say "pneumonia weather". She was sure everyone would be fooled by the sun, not wrap up & catch a cold. My daughter in law doesn't believe you catch a cold that way so thought nothing of her kids going out in winter with wet heads from just taking a shower. I tried to bite my tongue but did tell her that "her husband got an ear infection & cold every time he got wind in his ears from not wearing a cap or something over his head in winter."
I'm crashing early tonight, got my walk in down to the river, the beaver is still munching down more trees, on the other side of the path. Looks like it has been cutting off more branches of the big trees they cut down earlier this week.
If it doesn't get too windy tonight I have a big pile of leaves cornered in the back yard & plan to open the gate to put in the dumpster in the morning, before I put the mulcher away. Every time I start messing with the leaves I get angry that others never pick theirs up. If I had the trees all these leaves came from I'd be living in a forest! I learned to identify leaves long ago so can't fool this old lady! Not that it does any good to gripe.
Jane, how's the pup's hip/leg? I've got to have a talk with my gr-daughter, her mother said her dog has another infection with trip to the vet & antibiotics. We (her mother & I) think she probably feeds the dog the most expensive dog food you can buy and would be better if she cooked it chicken with rice & veggies. The dog has been a blessing for her with restrictions due to Covid... but she isn't noted for her "common sense". She is sharp as a tack & always has been, BUT.... should I admit... spoiled??? She also spoils the dog & probably why it gets sick so often, trips to "doggy day care" and "play dates" with friends dogs, at the dog parks. She has a good job & works lots of hours in the aircraft industry, so can afford what she thinks is best (and not always is...)
Sweet dreams to all and hope tomorrow is a step closer to kicking the virus. OH, forgot to mention, my surprise lilies (naked ladies is another name) have tips of the leaves sticking out of the ground! For sure, Mother Nature is confused. Shirley
Oops, you snuck in, Lloyd. I'll try to have a look at the photos after I get this posted. :wave: :walkwhistle: :christmastree:
Darling girls, Lloyd! I notice their hair is parted on different sides so maybe they are "mirror twins"... my twin aunts were. One was right handed & the other left.
LLOYD, your ittle girls are beautiful! They're going to break some hearts when they get a little older!
SHIRLEY, Mickie still favors her leg now and then but it's not slowing her down and she does the porch steps just fine. She still waits for me to lift her up on the bed at night but she gets down by herself in the morning. Sometimes, when she doesn't even try to get up on the sofa with me, I think it must be a little sore but I let her try most things and she's pretty good about doing them.
I GOT ALL THE BOXES PACKED AND READY FOR THE POST OFFICE OR UPS TODAY!!1 YAY
Now I'm off to the haystack! I hope it's loaded with zzzzzs because tomorrow is shaping up to be a doozy of a day! I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Glad to see Mickie (have I mentioned that was my first dog's name, only spelled Mickey Mouse, was the "in" item back when we were 6 years old).... is doing okay. I'm going back to bed, woke up & stretched & a leg cramp got me up. With taking the antibiotic morning & night I can't take my 1000 mg Tum for calcium because from what I've read, will cut the dose in about half it's intended... & those Tums keep me from having leg cramps. Just got me a new supply of Gatorade so chased that Tum down with a couple small glasses of it. Leg okay so will get more zzzzzzzzs before my day starts. Good you got the boxes ready, Jane, I can't believe we are only weeks from Christmas!
Temp didn't like where it was so it dropped to +2° Good day to stay in :)
Yesterday went well on the way we saw what was left of the grocery store. A brick wall was about it in all the ruble. The community is rallying around for those that don't drive and need groceries.
Today is tackling the dust bunnies, washing floors and taking van in to get rid of the horrid noise!
Lloyd, beautiful twin and family. Love the setting they used to take the photo.Jane is right they are going to steel hearts for sure.
Jane, glad to hear Mickie's leg is better. I wish I had your energy, since this cold which is just about gone I haven't had much energy.
Shirley, my friend told me about this and said she uses it and it works! Boltons Magnesium Chloride Gel and you just rub a wee bit on your leg. She gets terrible cramps in her legs and feet but said this works.
Gloria ,good to see you. Hope your mouse is now up and running!
Better get a move on...
Enjoy your day and stay saafe.
good Morning everyone. 26º and heavy fog here this AM, going for high of 53º and Partly sunny. hope you all have a good day just like you like it to bee. thanks for the comments of the great grands, I am getting the grains ground, Not as fast as I thought it should be.
Good Morning Everyfriend! SHIRLEY, back when I was 6 years old, my grandfather got us our first Scottie and her name was .....MICKEY! It's a good old fashioned Scottish name! That's why this one is also named Mickie but spelled differently. I thought it appropriate that since my first ever Scottie was Mickey, my last ever should also be Mickie!
I had a major MOKEYWRENCH thrown into my plans for today. This was to be my "finish the running around" day. I was going to WM to get my hair cut, pick up some gift card and then meet a friend to deliver some home made candy, into town to pick up a prescription an do a couple of other errands and mail the packages. Frankie's car needs attention! She made arrangements to have service today but needed my car to get to work! SOOOOOOOO....
Now it's time for Mickie's walk and she's been very patient. It's COLD out there and I'd rather not go but we do what we must.
I hope you all have a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.
It's cold today but sunny. Yesterday we actually had snow. :o Just a little bit and it didn't stay long but it got everyone around here excited.
A little warmer today and I need to get my Christmas cards/gifts mailed so that is the main priority for the day.
Those girls are just adorable, Lloyd. I loved seeing their picture.
Take care, All.
Good morning everyone, here I am with new batteries and now all I need is a new keyboard. Even the one I got with this lemon did not work right. I have ann old Dell keyboard and it is an OLD one. Not being able to get out is a bummer.
LLOYD good looking family and the twin girls are beautiful.
SHIRLEY remember so many years ago all dogs got were left overs from the table and some were lucky to get that. What you do now with the rice and veggies is about the same as they got then. Now all the special dog foods makes me wonder at times which is better. You got me to try the Hempvana pain cream and now I would not be wit hout it, It has helped the pain in my back a lot. They also have some thing for cramps, never checked it out because I don' t have those cramps.
AMY my daughter has a cold, got it from her husband and just gave it back to him. We have cut our time on Skype down. When she starts talking she starts coughing, I know how that is. She is like me, seldom gets a cold but it really hits her. This mouse is different from all the others I have used or seen. It opens from the top and there is a clip to hold the bat teries in place, taking that clip out is a job and my hands no longer have the strength to do that.
JANE sorry your plans were thrown for today.
PHYLLIS we had rain Saturday the turned to snow overnight, only a couple of inches but it has turned cold so it is still here on the grassy areas.
Time for me to get my breakfast .
Have a good day and s tay safe and healthy, don't forge t your mask.
Laundry done, floors washed and rice pudding cooking for supper tonight. Nipped over and fed "our boy" he can have beggin strips but only if broken apart. He gets 3 pieces and he does know when they are done as he will turn and want his hips scratched. :))
I thought I would get more baking done but that is for another day.
Gloria, Kyle bless his heart shared with me and so far I am not giving it back as he still is dealing with some of the leftover cold.
Phyliss, I am late getting cards done, my niece in PEI has hers already sent!!
I stopped doing Christmas cards but do send a few JL cards. When your Christmas starts at the end of August and finalizes with January's inventory, it's hard to keep the Christmas Spirit! Even after retirement, it's hard to change.
Yes and the stores here start even before Halloween to get the merchandise out and the Christmas songs playing..
When I worked at hotels, it wasn't that bad, but in retail, it began at the end of August with four months of irritable shoppers and canned music.
This was "one of those days"! And I'm kind of glad it's over! I'm here to wish you a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ free tomorrow.
Now I'm going to hit the haystack a little early and try to grab a few extra zzzzzs. I missed my nap today...too many people stopping by and too many doggies to take walks.
Good night! Sweet dreams!
Good Night and sweet dreams, was another good day here. I have been grinding, barley wheat and corn with my new kitchen aid grinder. Plan on Making some Pancakes with the freshly ground products. In the Morning.
Good Morning everyone. It looks Like I put us to bed and woke us up. so I think I am going to couch and try to fiend some more zee's
Good morning everyone...
A bit of snow overnight..nothing to worry about maybe an inch so far.
We are finishing up the Christmas shopping today then home to relax.
Lloyd, thank you for turning off and on the lights in here..
Enjoy your day everyone and stay safe.
Good Morning Everyfriend! I'm up and hopefully I'll be "attem" today! I have a lot planned but a lot of it depends when my car comes back today. Frankie said her friend and neighbor said she would help her with that project but it all depends on "when"!
I have a routine drs. appointment today and I'm hoping to get some stuff done before that.
I also have one more box to pack. My granddaughter, Courtney who grew up in Texas has lived in Maryland since graduating college and has spent some of the Christmas holidays with us. I usually do a Christmas bag for her like I do for everyone else who visits here or lives here. This year, she went back to graduate school and I just found out that she has about a month of no classes and has decided to drive to Ok and spend Christmas with her family. So I'll be getting her "box" together to send there!
We're just waiting for the boinger now so we can have our breakfast. I wish you all a good day, better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. Enjoy Life!
Good Morning everyone, 38º and sunny here going for 62º and sunny today.
Nancy made jalapeño Muffins out of the buck wheat flour and fresh ground corn meal. she chopped the jalapeño's very fine. was delicious , just enough jalapeño to put the heat just right, Have a good day.
I'm up but not at anything. It's not snowing or raining but is a little bit cloudy and really cold.
I canceled my haircut today because the pain in my left leg has sort of intensified so didn't feel like going out in the cold. My hair hasn't grown that much anyway since the last time I had it cut.
I have a couple more cards to address and a grocery list to make out for David to pick up tomorrow and that is about the sum of my day.
Take care, All.
good after noon. I just thought I would check in and see what is going on don't look as any thing has happened since I was here. everyone must be busy shopping. see you all later.
We managed to get a lot of goodies today.....some for us and some for the critters and not just our critters :)
Lloyd, I bet the muffins tasted extra special when you have your own fresh ground flour.
Good Night and sweet dreams. I am headed to the Hay. see you all tomorrow. and the muffins are very good, if I can get Nancy in the mood cornbread and gravy would be good also. or the Ham bone she put in the freezer the other day that has a lot of ham on it would be good also.
This was a very good, very productive day! My car came back around 8:30 and Cooper (my great-grand-doggie) came with it. I was dressed and ready for action so as soon as both doggies had breakfast and an "outing", I gathered up my boxes and hit the UPS store! All but one item is on the way! And that makes me heave a sigh of relief! Now if the mail system cooperates....
I picked up my prescription while I was in town and made a quick stop at the hardware store. Then came home and got ready for my Dr. Appt. That went well! I'm in the clear for the next 6 months.
When I got home, I did some cooking, put away the dishes from the dishwasher, took the doggies for a walk, got started on one last package that has to be mailed and tried to relax a bit.
Then my friend who gets candy every year, texted that she'd be leaving work in about 10 minutes and would meet me where we'd agreed to meet. We did and that's done.
I watched Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire in "Holiday Inn" tonight and that was my day. Oh yes, we had some snow flurries but not enough to lay.
And now I'm off to the haystack to catch a few zzzzzs! I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Good morning everyone..
A light dusting of snow overnight ,again nothing to worry about. Temp is 33° at the moment and it is to be not a bad day out there.
Not sure what hubby wants to do today, he did talk of cheese and chocolate factories so we shall see. I do have gifts to wrap and cards to mail. Count down is on now and need to get it done now!
Jane hope your day is more relaxing today.
Phyliss,hope you feel better today.
Gloria, we are to get a storm on Sat and Sun here, not looking forward to that!!
Joy, Callie,Sandy good morning to you..
Better get ready to meet the day.
Enjoy your day and stay safe!
good Morning everyone. AMY it is 35º and clear here now heading for upper 60's and partly sunny, but switch off tomorrow and rain and some snow, rain is ok but you can keep the snow. although snow is supposed to put nitrogen back in the ground. have a good day.
Good morning everyone. I am having trouble wi th t his HP mouse.New bat teries but it is jumping all over the place and it is hard to do anything I want. Bad enough when typing the letters jump and I get spaces in words. Now seems I cannot get to the backspace to get the letters in a word together. Looks like I will have to send an SOS to my grandson, was hoping to wait till after the holidays but I will go crazy before that. Sent Yvette to the store yesterday for new bat teries and changed the new ones I got in just a few days ago,still the same way if not worse.
Hope everyone is finished their Christmas shopping, I have a box to send to my daughter. She is sad this year,will be the first time she wll not spend with her sons. Her oldest one, my first grandson is 45 so will be a sad time for all ov tham and me inclu ded, That is the one time a year I get to see and talk to them on Skype.
Glad I already have the JL cards picked out and the dates to send them.Also 2 birthday cards. I sure would not want to do that now with the problem I am having.
Don't know when I will post again but will try. Trying to do anything on here is very frustrating. It has taken me over an hour just to ty pe this with the arrow jumping all over the place. I am fine just want to get away from the computer and everything to do with it.
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Have a good day and stay safe and healthy.
Good Morning Everyfriend! I slept better last night than I have in about a month. Was up once and right back to sleep and slept in until after 7.
Cooper isn't coming to spend the day with us. Frankie overslept and didn't have time to bring him so her neighbor and friend will look after him today. I'm glad my running round is done because Mickie doesn't like to stay home alone.
I have my list and I've accomplished 2 items already. Wish me luck on the rest of them.
AMY, I'd go along with you to the CHEESE place but I'm not into chocolate anymore. I can't wait until this stuff is all out of my fridge and my house!
PHYLLIS, I hope your leg? is feeling better today! It's no fun dealing with body parts that hurt!
GLORIA, sure hope your guys can fix you up computer wise! That stuff can give us headaches!
Mickie's hollering for her walk so I'll go do that and maybe I'll feel more like getting something done after a bit of activity! I wish you all a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.
We just had a hiccup in the power.No reason why it should go out and thankfully it was only 10 15 min. Earlier we gave the neighbour a birthday cake and when he phoned teasing that we had put the lights out I told him that he did it blowing out all the candles!
Friends came and picked up items we picked up for them in the city. I did manage to bake some cookies today but need to do the shortbreads.
Jane , Kyle likes Old Sharppe ,that melts in your mouth.I like Blue cheese or any cheese for that matter.
Good afternoon from another snowy day in the Interior!
I'm another one who likes different cheeses altho I like the "stinky" types and love discovering new ones! Only five days left on my restrictions, and perhaps I can go back to cheese again. I used to love Roquefort on meat patties and going to parties where we were treated to wonderful boards!
And my day is done. I added two Christmas cards and one Hanukkah to cards, I miss the days when Bubble, Phyllis, Gloria, and I were the cardmakers per Pat, and we did birthdays and all types of greetings. Sometimes others would drop in to add their own greetings before lack of interest shut us down.
I also added two more rosy photos in the pictures.
We had a little snow flurry this morning that didn't amount to much at all. It melted on contact with the ground and only lasted about 15 minutes!
I got a lot done today and I'm really tired. I had one flaw. I went to get a gift card for my granddaughter who is driving home from Westchester, PA to Tulsa, OK for Christmas. I didn't know she was doing this until after I'd sent the boxes to Christmas so I got a card ready to send her in Tulsa and I wanted to put a gas gift card in it but they don't take anything but cash for their gift cards and I was hoping to put it on my gas credit card and didn't have enough cash with me to do it. So I have to do that tomorrow. And I have to clean for company.
Daughter Christy and her husband and grown up stepdaughter are coming to Lewisburg for the day on Saturday and since she's never been here and I'm still trying to impress him, I want to be as neat and clean as possible.
AMY and PATRICIA, I'm a cheese lover,too. I'd pretty much try anything except Limburger. My dad loved Limburger and the smell turned me off when I was much younger and I haven't been able to even try it ever since.
Where's SHIRLEY, JOY and everyone else who isn't around?
I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us and bring us a blessed Christmas.
Almost forgot.....Happy Hanukah, Bubble and family!
I'm here to wish all sweet dreams and God Bless. Been trying to take care of business but seems everything must be done differently because of the virus I did clean one more sliding door today & that's all I'm doing for now. Supposed to rain or snow by the week end so "whatever will be, will be".... No Christmas decorations up yet but will think about it tomorrow. Night, all.... Love ya, Shirley :smitten:
Good morning everyone..
Temp is warming up ,stands at 34° at the moment.
Need to make bread today and shortbread cookies and all the other neat jobs in keeping a home in order.
Jane, they are coming to see you, not your home and you will outshine your home just by being you!! A friend loved Limburger and that is also one I will say no thank you.
Shirley , have you tried a squirt of Dawn in your cleaning mix?
Enjoy your day everyone..stay safe.
Good morning everyone, hope this works better today. Mouse feels like it is behaving this AM so far. Another cold one at 25 but warmer that the 18 yesterday at this time. We made a batch of fudge yes terday for my son in-law. She stirred and I watched. We both got sp[oons and cleaned the pan, tasted good. We added nu ts t o it so now I canno t steal a piece of it.
JANE I don't think I would ever get tired of chocolat e. Gosh I never heard a fur baby holler. Heard t hem howl though.
AMY I like a mild cheese and on the soft side. You are like my daughter, she likes blue cheese.
PATRICIA love the pink in your pictures. I st ill miss doins all those cards we used to do. Heck I st ill miss doing PSP. Have no been able to since I got this computer. 4 years now.
SHIRLEY no decorations fior me this year. Got rid of my tree last week. Hard enough keeping this place clean. Yvette does more now that is more than her job calls for.
AMY Yvette has a redipe with dawn and something else for cleaning. I don't remember what.
Hellow to everyone who is not here yet this morning.
Have a good day and s tay happy and healthy.
Good Morning Everyfriend! We're awaiting the boinger this morning for breakfast and a walk. We still have a few minutes.
AMY, my SIL's daughter has only visited PA in the Philadelphia and Pittsburg areas and she thinks PA is a "dirty state". He's bringing her here to prove that it isn't. I don't want to contribute to the wrong impression!
I watched "Christmas in Connecticut" last night with a very young Dennis Morgan and Barbara Stanwyck. I have it on DVD because it's another of my all-time favorites. I loved it as much now as I did when I saw it at the movies many, many, MANY years ago!
HI SHIRLEY :hello:
Almost time for the boinger. I wish you all a good day, better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.
My favorite cleaning "stuff" has always been water, a squirt of Dawn, and vinegar. Good for windows and just about everything else...I use it regularly on kitchen counter tops...and it always smells clean to me.
I remember, Patricia. I miss it, too, but now I don't even have PSP on my computer and have also deleted most of the graphics that I made all those years ago. But, it was fun at the time and we had a great group of people who worked together.
Happy Hanukkah to you and your family, Bubble.
good Morning everyone. well I am going to have to take this computer to a Tec. it is acting up big time re runs way back to in sep.2. it has ben raining all morning hard at times and some hardly can see it.have a good day.
Good morning EVERYFRIEND from snowy and cold Colorado 🌨 ❄️
HAPPY HANUKKAH, BUBBLE and FAMILY, and anyone else that celebrates this special holiday.
I am very upset with my self for leaving my post that I spent a lot of time on this morning...... telephone rang....long conversation and when I returned POOF it was gone....no problem, I did save it! BUT NO, that did not work.
All in all, it is probably a blessing as I had pretty much spoken to ALL of you and went into way too much detail on what I have been up to......so there you have it.
Sadly, the telephone call was to tell us one of our Boston Granddoggies is going over Rainbow 🌈 Bridge at 5 PM EST. My heat aches for the family as this is so very hard to have to do and is the first time the two grandsons have to experience this😩😪 It is still a blessing that we can do this for our animals, as hard as it is to do.
I wish you all a good rest of your Friday, and please take care and be safe from this awful virus😩
Oh, Jenny, my sincere sympathy for all. Even if our attachment is so much with the pet, we hurt for the ones that truly will miss them. When our German Shepherd reached the end of her life (as she wanted to live it), I was prepared to take her for that last ride to the vet.... but she saved me from that trip by dying in her bed about midnight the night before. I had taken her in the week before, prepared for what needed to be done, but the vet wanted to try "one more thing" so for a week I watched her suffer and suffered with her. I still almost hold my breath thinking about that whole time. So sorry for all of them to go through this at Christmas. Hugs to all. Shirley
I'm off to the haystack! I don't expect to get much sleep tonight because Cooper is spending the night with us. I never sleep well when he's in bed with us. But I'm gonna try!
I got pretty much accomplished today including meat loaf and scalloped potatoes. If my company tomorrow is here for lunch, we can have meat loaf sandwiches or some such thing.
All I have left to do with the candy is pack 3 bags of pb saltines and add them to the goody bags for my family. I still need to get a couple presents and I don't know what to get. They might end up with gift cards.
And now, I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Good morning everyone...
Not sue what today will bring weather wise, calling for rain, ice pellets, or snow!
Baked yesterday and will deliver some bread today while we are out . Today is finish off the cookies and laundry........gosh so exciting!!
Jenny, I am so sorry for the loss of the granddoggie. Those of us that have been through this knows how much this hurts! Hugs to the two grandsons.
Gloria,good to see your mouse is working!
Need to run into town for a few things so better get moving.
Enjoy your day and stay safe everyone.
Thank you all for the Hanukah wishes. I am sorry I am so late answering, but this week is extra busy and the reason I am not often popping in to see what is going on.
School is off for two days and Aviv comes for some English lessons. I am very proud of his handwriting in English, he tries so hard. His calligraphy in Hebrew is atrocious.
I see you are all in full swing with Christmas preparations. This year I have been very lazy and have not done anything. I Did not look for presents because most shops are still closed. But Illy bought in my name a scooter for Aviv. His old one was getting much to small. He likes to speed around the Moshav with it with Illy following on her bike.
It is a dull, cloudy morning here but supposed to get up to nearly 70 deg. this afternoon so I'm not complaining.
I spent quite awhile yesterday on the phone with my mail order pharmacy trying to track down some medicine that apparently the post office has lost. My supply is getting low and the pharmacy was kind enough to give me an "emergency" supply. It is coming by UPS this time so I think I am a little more confident that it will actually get here.
Nothing planned today. I think I have gathered everything in preparation for our Christmas dinner which won't be too elaborate. One of our family gifts this year is a box of Kansas City Steaks and that will be what we have on Christmas Day. I ordered an apple pie yesterday and I'll make some sweet potato fries in the air fryer and make up a mixed fresh salad to go along. Probably doesn't sound traditional to some but it sounds very festive to us. We don't very often indulge in a good steak.
Take care, All.
Good Morning Everyfriend! I'm up and attem and that's good because my company is on the way. Christy texted me when they left and it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive to get here.
BUBBLE, so nice to see you posting. I hope your Hanukkah Celebration is lovely. Nice that Aviv likes learning English and nice that he has a new scooter more his size.
I'm as cleaned up as I'm getting for company. With Cooper here, I don't get as much done as I'd like to so they'll just have to take me as I am.
Now I'm going to take the doggies for their separate walks. I just can't handle the slow old lady doggie and the chipper young guy one at the same time. We do the mailbox run together and that's about a half block one way and it's enough.
OOPS! I forgot to press "post" before I left.
Good morning everyone, I was shocked when I woke and saw the time, 9:15. I rushed t o get dressed, my son will be here soon and I am just having my firs t cup of coffee. My other sons present came yesterday, o fruit cake from Swiss Colony. He loves fruit cake and can no longer find it any place anymore. I go him one las t year, too and I think he ate it is a couple of days. Something I never liked and still don't.
JANE I wish they would show Chris tmas in Conn. on T V again. I saw it in the movies years ago and loved it. Have you ever heard Dennis Morgan sing in a movie? Wonderful voice. I always liked Barbara Stanwick, too. Good actress no matter what her part was.
Son has just got here, lat e today. Sorry I have not " talked" tto all of you this morning.
Have a good day ans stay save.
Hello everyone, sad time here, my youngest brother passed on yesterday.
well he is in a better place now with god, but we will miss him very much.
34º here and high is supposed to be 39º today. is cloudy see you later.
Lloyd, condolences for you and your family..
Yes your brother is in a better place now .
Lloyd, sincere sympathy for the loss of your brother, for sure you will miss him. I've lost all 3 of my brothers now and constantly think of things I want to ask or tell them. We know they are in a better place and not suffering. I believe their Heaven is being with all of our loved ones that have gone before. Hugs to you and the family that will miss him.
If the temp drops we are going to be skating...everywhere!! Has been raining off and on more on than off though. Snow is going down, birds are eating like crazy out there..
Just hope everyone gets home safe and sound out there.
Thanks everyone. the way so much has gone craze in this world with so many and common séance seems to have gone also. lot of days I would just as soon that god would take me home, If I just do not have to leave Nancy to long. or take us in a tragic manner. there is still good here also.one is getting our grand daughter and family here with us is a great blessing. like this morning the 2 year old boy came up very early and passed out some good hugs and kisses and expressed I Love you. how could you start the day better than that? good night and sweet dreams.
It has been sort of a "downer" day, no reason except not the happy time like other years. I put up all the decorations I plan to drag out this year, none of the great grands or even grands will be over to see them. The little ones are still playing sports and being exposed to all the germs little kids normally bring home. Anyway, I was playing around with u=Tube & found this, I had never seen the group perform this tune so was surprised ... and put a smile on my face. Maybe it will affect y'all the same.
I was just getting ready to shut the computer down for the night and was reading today's messages and saw where Jane mentioned my name. I have been absent for a few days, Have not felt real good. Still having a difficult time trying to process all this mess. Was feeling very nervous and shaky. I used to get panic attacks years ago and did feel like that for a little while. Just have to sit and rest a while and try to make myself think about other things. I do feel better this evening. Heard about 2 more old friends who have passed away this week. One had the virus and died all alone. Just really upset me. Her from her DIL and she was very upset, so that didn't make me feel any better. That happens when no one can visit. So, so sad !!! I just hope all this will be over soon.
Jane, thanks for thinking about me. I am just trying to take one day at a time. Even maybe one hour at a time.
I am getting ready to go to bed so I hope every one has a good night.
I am just dropping in to bid you all good night and sweet dreams. so have the best. see you all tomorrow.
Good evening EVERYFRIEND 🌨❄️ Dreary day here again and we are now getting more snow.
LLOYD, I am sad for you that you have lost your younger brother.....these days we just do not need any more sadness in our lives🙏
AMY and SHIRLEY, thank you for the kind and understanding words regarding the family pet. The remaining doggie is just lost today with the loss of his buddy that has been there his entire life😩😤
SHIRLEY, I am sorry you have had a downer kind of day. I seem to be feeling that more and more and I really try to be as positive as possible and count my blessings....BUT😩😩😩. We did our usual decorations here in the house and it looks very nice, but we know that no one but Bob and me that will see it...but I guess that is all that counts😥. I enjoyed the clip you shared....I watched a 30 minute music show from the '60's tonight and the songs sure made me feel sentimental😩😥
Sadly, we learned that a dear family friend from our Scottsdale Life passed away today. It upset all of our family as we were very close. Two of their two boys are the same age as out two youngest. We do not know what he passed from, but I sure hope it was not Covid! I just heard Charlie Pride passed away today also....
GLORIA, I hope you enjoyed the visit with your son today😘
JANE, same to you....hope you are enjoying the family visit.
I got quite a few gifts wrapped today....two have to be mailed so we hope we can do that tomorrow or on Monday for sure. Many PO's are suppose to be open Sunday we heard.
One of our local restaurants closed their doors today....the put all of the furniture out side and filled a outdoor fountain with bottles of wine for the taking....how sad. So many businesses just can not make it with the restrictions they are under for no indoor dining. I feel very sad for them today.
JOY, you came in while I was posting.....I am sorry for your losses also....such a hard time and so many are suffering. Heartbreaking to be alone when you pass on due to this virus😩
PHYLLIS, I do hope you get the special delivery of your meds before you need them.
Pleasant dreams to you all.
Hello Everyfriend! We had a nice day with my daughter, her husband, his daughter and then Frankie joined us when she finished work. They visited Cathy and Craig on their way into town and then got lunch and we visited a bit. They took Jessica on a walk around town and through the college and visited with my son on the way. Then they came back here and we visited. Now everyone is safely home and I'm ready for bed.
LLOYD, I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your brother but he really is in a better place. Hugs from a 2-year old has to be one of the best ways to start a day!
JOY! I always miss you when you're not around. I'm glad you popped in today. I know how you feel about being isolated and it's no fun. But we're always here and we won't infect you...just love you when you visit...and when you don't but we miss you, too
I have tomorrow all planned and if it goes as planned, I'll be ready for Christmas except for baking some cookies. I always feel good when I actually have time to bake.
Now I'm heading for the haystack and I can already hear the zzzzs calling my name! I expect to sleep soundly and wake up rested. I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
JENNY, you popped in on me. And I did want you to know that I'm familiar with the fact that a doggie can miss a house mate doggie. Last November, we lost our Annie and ever since that Mickie has missed her. Mickie has never lived in a house without other dogs. She was born on a farm where both her parents lived and they had other dogs too. Then she came here and Annie was already a part of this place. Whenever she's left alone in the house, I come home to hear her crying. There's no doubt in my mind that the sound she's making is crying and she always has her head under one of the dining room chairs. That's why I'm so happy to be able to have Frankie's dog while she works. It's good for both of them! I hope your son's little guy isn't that emotional. It's heartbreaking! And she follows me all over the house.
JANE......how sad.....poor Mickie. Makes my heart feel so sad for these pets that are alone after their buddies pass away. 😩Happy to read that you enjoyed your day. With your family. 🥰
Good morning everyone..
Windy this morning, so far no new snow and temp is 31°
A day of rest here..will put a roast in the oven for supper. I do want to make some cornmeal muffins , my friend sent a recipe to try after me raving about the corn muffins we had at a coffee shop.
Heard that Charlie Pride passed away, complications from Covid. More and more places are going into lock down so far we are ok. I would like to get my hair cut should we also go into lockdown.
Better get ready to meet the day.
Enjoy your day and stay safe please!
Good Morning Everyfriend! I slept like the proverbial log last night! I crawled in a little before 11 and I woke up ready for the day at 6:30. It felt good!
We're supposed to have some pretty good snow on Wednesday this week. We had rain overnight last night. If the predictions are right, we could be getting up to 10+ inches of snow Friday. I don't have anywhere to go but I was worrying a bit about Frankie driving to work. She said that they've already been told not to attempt to come in if they have any distance to drive on bad roads. Thank goodness for that.
I have today all planned and if it works the way I hope it will, I'll be finished with the Christmas gift prep and ready to bake some cookies.
It's almost time for the boinger and breakfast so I'll wish you all a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.
I'm sorry about your brother, Lloyd.
Everything is OK here. It was rainy when I got up but the sun is coming out now.
Take care, All.
Good morning everyone. Going to be another gray day here. I would love to see a sunny day.
LLOYD I am sorry about the loss of your youngest brother. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
SHIRLEY I am the last of all my siblings.
AMY with all the rain yesterday the snow on the ground is all gone.
JOY hope your outlook is better today. I used to worry about every thing and every one. Thinking like that does no good so I finally stopped and try hard to think of happy times.
JENNY I always enjoy his visit on Saturdays. He never stays long, he cannot sit still, always has to be doing something with his hands but I hate asking him to do anything in here for me.
JANE hope your SIL's daughter got a better impression of PA. walking around your town. States are not all big dirty cities. I once lived in Providence-our state capital-but now I would not want to go there at all. Too many gangs and shootings or stabbings.
AMY on Friday the loca news said we are the worse state for new Covid cases and yesterday heard there were 14 deaths from it, most in one day yet. This town only had 2 with covid. Have not known anyone with it so far.
JANE I am still waiting for a good old time snow storm where we g ot at least 10 inches every time it snowed. I drove in more storms than I can remember and it never bothered me, never had an acciden t in the snow either, even on hills. Going up kept a steady pressure on the pedal and going down down shifted before heading down and seldom had to apply the breaks. No moun tains here but a lot of steep hills.
PHYLLIS the sun is peeking t hrough the clouds now, wonder how long that will last.
Have a good day everyone, stay safe and healthy. No covid 19 allowed.
Rain has stopped and a few snow flurries fell....and that is it!! Just hope it stays this way without all the work that comes with more snow!
Muffins didn't get made , I remembered there was pastry made up in the fridge and made 4 doz butter tarts.
Roast is in the cookstove and now to wrap up some gifts.. and get that job done.
Good morning from an Interior with no current events. The weather is the same, flitting between highs and lows, and the lockdown remains in effect as those surging new cases and deaths are climbing. There are only so many photos I can take out my balcony of rosy skies and snow altho there's still plenty to see.
Without my local daily calls and texts and my Kindle or computer, those silent halls and empty streets would have me raving so much more than I or most of us could withstand. Farrah has been my confidant, psychiatrist, and source of entertainment.
Jane, you stay so busy with keeping house and family together, I'm sure the visiting daughter will have an entirely new perspective on Pennsylvania! I understand about Mickie and Jenny's family dog. I don't know who can be around an animal and especially a family animal member and not know that they're feeling as much or perhaps more than us as they live in the moment. And that might be one of their greatest lessons and gifts to us.
Lloyd, I'm sorry about your youngest brother. He is no longer in pain and has left wonderful memories behind with you.
Jenny, they must have been in despair to set out all their inventory to take away as they did. No one expected COVID-19, and along with the political divide, it has become divisive, and people feel so helpless. We're told not to expect a new normal until 2024, or at least that is the newest estimate, and then only if enough are vaccinated, so the virus is boxed in. I was surprised to recently learn that the vaccine requires two shots and that it won't stop you from getting the virus, only stop the severity and the side effects or even the Covid that the respiratory virus causes.
Amy, it sounds as if we're sharing the same weather. I'm a little hesitant as while we got big snowstorms in October and early November, more than we expected or needed, the rain has been worse. I don't know if this will still be valid, but, January is normally expected to be cold, February to have the most severe cold, and March the most freshest snow. However, any old normals can no longer be counted on in this record-breaking weather year.
Good morning to Phyllis, Gloria and Joy, and everyone I haven't as yet commented to; I hope your day is going well and just as you like it.
"One in three people in the United Kingdom have been exposed to anti-vaccine messages, a new survey has found, as the country rolls out a mass vaccination effort to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey by Ipsos MORI and King's College London Policy Institute showed that 34% of respondents in the UK said they had seen or heard messages that attempted to discourage the public from getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Between the ages of 16 and 34, the percentage who had seen these types of messages rose to nearly half with 46% of respondents saying they had seen them.
Experts are concerned that vaccine hesitancy and misinformation could impact efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK was the first country to authorise the new Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and recently began rolling out its immunisation programme.
The vaccine is widely viewed as the only tool that could provide the population immunity required to return to pre-pandemic life, but a significant proportion of people need to be vaccinated in order for it to be effective.
The survey research was based on 2,244 interviews with people aged 16 to 75, carried out in November.
Facebook was the top source for anti-vaccination messages, according to respondents, with one in five saying they had seen or heard an anti-vaccine message on the social network.
That compared to about one in 20 who said they had seen these types of messages on Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.
Indeed, around 40% of those who were more likely to receive pandemic information from WhatsApp and YouTube believed that "the real aim of vaccination programme is to track and control public," the survey found.
"The proliferation of anti-vax material that is being seen by people on social media – particularly young people – and its impact on their views is incredibly concerning in the week where we've seen the UK vaccinate the first person outside of a trial in the world," said Kelly Beaver, Ipsos MORI's managing director of Public Affairs, in a statement.
There were also "high-level uncertainties" around several health-related conspiracies, the survey found.
One in seven people overall believe that the aim of vaccination is to track and control the public.
One in five -- or 19% -- of 16 to 34-year-olds surveyed think Bill Gates wants a vaccination programme so he can implant microchips into people.
"It's clear that some harmful views have taken hold among a minority of the public," said Professor Bobby Duffy, director of the Policy Institute at King's College London.
"They range from concerns about whether the UK government will ensure the safety of the coronavirus vaccine, to particularly extreme conspiracy theories," he continued.
With significant percentages of people saying they have concerns about the new COVID-19 vaccines, experts say that addressing this and engaging with people is crucial to the vaccination campaign.
While a quarter of people said they had seen COVID-19 anti-vaccine messages on social media, around 11% said that they had heard the message from a family member or a friend.
People are often influenced by their social groups, experts have said, so the decision others take to vaccinate themselves could influence people's choices as well."
How much of this info is spreading in the US or originated here?
I woke up to "pouring snow" (if it had been a few degrees warmer, it would have been rain). TV reported 4 inches in some area. By now it has melted off most of the pavement so will probably have ice tomorrow morning. Another snow storm is supposed to come through on Tuesday.
Miss Emily is supposed to be in Kansas by Tuesday to prepare for Commencement on Friday. Miss Ellen is supposed to fly into OKC through St. Louis on Wednesday morning. Surely hoping neither of them has travel problems.
Have I shared here that Miss Emily has passed all of her final Board Exams, including the one for Oklahoma, and is now qualified to be a licensed chiropractor in the state of Oklahoma? So very proud of this girl!!!!! She has had offers to join two practices in the metro area after the first of the year.
Glad I had groceries delivered yesterday afternoon. My "shopper" texted me when she was ready to begin my list and explained she was slow to do so because she had had deliveries on the other side of town. As we "communicated" about substitutes, etc., I realized she was probably a student. So on my last reply, I wrote "Also, get yourself a big cookie from the deli." She asked if I was serious and, when I said yes, she texted, "Awww. Thank you."
Sure enough, she was a student and when she brought the sacks into the kitchen, I asked if she'd gotten her cookie.
She said, "It made my afternoon!!!" So glad I thought of this.
Paper was never delivered this morning so I've been catching up on crossword puzzles from past weeks.
Hope Everyfriend Everywhere is having a safe and pleasant day.
Callie, congratulations to Miss Emily!! Or should I say Dr Emily?? All her hard work has paid off and it looks like she is a lady in demand with two offers!!
Patricia, so far the snow/rain has held off but we may get it tomorrow. Usually after Christmas we get snow up past our asters and it wouldn't break my heart if we didn't.
Too bad those individuals can't think for themselves and have to rely on Facebook,Twiiter etc to be able to think!!
Wrapping is done....all that can be. We decided to put Callie's and Rex's in a bag......Callie the cat and Rex the dog:) Just have to wrap SIL's and Kyles but have yet to get his. He is always with me so I haven't been able to shop... yet!
Patricia, I'm shocked at the people being concerned about being tracked. Who cares? I am going to have one of my kids change settings on my iPhone so they can track me... On Star can track me in the car... :thumbup: even if I don't pay to continue the service.
Because I do have reactions, some times severe reactions, to any & all meds, I am not a candidate for the vaccination. Doctors never offer a 2nd time after I explain the reactions I had with prednisone and benadryl and that the doctor & pharmacist involved warned me to "never take anything with the tiniest drop of either". And that is what they use/give for an allergic reaction.
I am in hopes enough people take it so I can also be safe. Remember the horrors of polio & even whooping cough & so many other diseases..... the news media wasn't warning that the government was trying to "track us" back then. Maybe the people were just smarter???
Callie, congratualtions to Dr.Emily.... Do hope the weather in nice for everyone. KC is one wicked place during snow & ice, but expect a lot of improvements since we were stranded there at Christmas time "back about 59 years ago"!
I remember when my niece earned her doctor's degree in geriatric pharmacy and her mother seemed to regret having named her Dawn... because "Dr.Dawn" didn't sound serious enough. In the end everyone was proud so didn't matter. Dr.Emily has a nice ring to it. :thumbup:
My daughter & her husband, maybe their youngest son, that lives in St.Louis hope to drive to Wichita between Christmas & New Year but warning everyone "if the weather looks bad, they won't try to come". She is so funny packing the car so full they will have to watch for Christmas gifts blowing out the tail pipe! ;D She has mailed boxes & boxes already but keeps finding more to bring her grands, and everyone else. She loves to make everyone happy, almost a new career since she retired (shopping online)!
Meal time for cats... the sun was out so Callie & Tom wanted out first. Tom is laying by the back door & I expect Callie is waiting for me to let her come in the front. They are so funny and opinionated ... we do everything their way...
Shirley, those stories are all fake! No microchips, no tracking, no sneaky conspiracies! But ignorant people will always believe that someone, somewhere is out to get them because it says so on Facebook or Twitter or even on that rag, the National Enquirer! Look at the people who insist we never landed on the moon or tragically that no children were killed at Sandy Hook. Unfortunately, there are those who know better but think it is fun to troll with crazy made-up stuff just to frighten someone who should know better!
Hello all! It was a productive day but not in the way I had planned. I did a lot of other stuff instead of attacking the list I made up.
CALLIE, please extend my congratulations to DR. EMILY, too! I thought I saw a faint glow coming from the Southwest and now I know it was you...glowing like proud Grandmother!
I saw the snow in Oklahoma as it was coming down. I had a movie from Cindy showing her back yard and her Texas doggie who had never seen snow, refusing to walk in it! It was coming down pretty good and laying, too.
Also, Wednesday they are predicting heavy snowfall here in PA. I hope the Miss Ellen is flying over it and that it doesn't extend west as far as Kansas City!
PATRICIA, there will always be someone to throw a shadow on our hopes for the future! I wonder what people did before computers and cell phones! I guess they just accepted what came! And I think I still have that feeling. I also think that this vaccine just might be the answer to all my fervent prayers! I'd much rather depend on prayers than Twitter!
AMY, I have a similar shopping problem. No one will let me do my own shopping so how do I get presents for the people who are doing my shopping? Especially if what they want is in one of the stores they go to for me? It's a dilemma!
Jessica, my SIL's daughter, went home with a good impression of our town and an invitation to come back in the Spring for a longer visit if the virus risk is decreased. I also gave her a souvenir...a Pennsylvania Coffee mug with a Hemlock tree (our state tree) on it and a little information about PA. She loved it!
I think I'll try to get to bed a bit early tonight so I'm wishing you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
Good morning everyone..
Clear cold day, no sign of **** falling, weather guessers said that we were to have a horrible weekend but it was ok.
Today we are going to the cheese factory then onto the chocolate factory. I plan on being first in and out then home! In either store they only allow about 4 people and then clean . Along with the rest of the world I too shall be happy to see the end of this covid!!
Better get my paddle in the water..
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
I'm off to an early start this morning. Frankie has an earlier day at work today so we get Cooper in about 20 minutes. And that's just about breakfast time for Mickie and me...and probably Cooper too. If Frankie's in a hurry in the morning, she brings him without breakfast and we take care of that. I'm guessing that will happen this morning.
I have to make a quick trip to town this morning and for me it's a good day to do that. We have drizzling rain and cloudy skies. I can't stand the bright sun in my eyes so....
And when I get back from there, I'll wrap the rest of the gifts I have and finish up the candy. Sometime this week I have to make "AMY'S Moose Farts". That's all Frankie wants for Christmas. That a few other things but she already got her big thing. I gave her my PA House Make Up Stand when I was moving rooms around! She loves it and uses it every day!
The boinger went off so I better get ready to feed the doggies. Cooper should be here soon. I wish you all a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!
Good Morning everyone. it is 22º and sunny here saying 38º for a high,
not starting the day good. VA IS giving me a hard time re ordering one of my meds. can't just do walk-in's any more. ( virus you know) waiting on a call back from doctors nurse.
Good morning everyone. Slept good as usual but do not wake feeling rested. Not moving for 7 or 8 hours makes my back bent so I have to ge t hold of my rollator to get up. Gone are the days I would wake, get up and get moving. Old age is not fun at all. We work most of our lives and look forward to the day we retire and then all the aches and pains start.
We are in for rain/snow mix today and 6" of snow on Wednesday. Then again how often are the weather guessers right? All I know is the sky is gray again.
PATRICIA last winter we had more rain than snow so who knows what this winter will be like. Oh boy I had not heard the talk about the covid vaccination stuff. Just like the flu vaccine when it first came out or any other shots we now get.
CALLIE I can see how proud you are of your granddaughter and her up coming graduation. 2 job offers already, good for her.
SHIRLEY if anyone wants to track me they would be bored. Without catalogs and online shopping I would never get anything.
AMY still nothing falling from the sky here.
JANE have a good trip into town.
LLOYD hope by now the VA.
Have a good day and stay safe from the virus.
well I need help to post a picture maybe we could do a cross Lupe.
Good morning. Cold, windy, and rainy here today.
As for tracking, we are all tracked......every time you log in to this S&F web site you are tracked. You are tracked by your browser every time you use your computer. The utility company tracks you, the grocery store tracks what you buy every time you shop for food and on what day and at what time of day. Amazon is the greatest tracker of all....they track every thing you even look at while just browsing. Phones track us, cars track us, on and on. The time for worrying about being tracked is long gone. Welcome to the world of today.
Not much going on here. Laundry and staying warm and dry.
Take care, All.
Lloyd, if you find one of Bubble's posts & click on her name/face, it will give you her e-mail address and she is kind enough to help any of us post a photo over in Photos Then & Now..... I think that is the only place we are really supposed to post photos but not for sure since Michael took over the site. I would post Bubble's e-mail here but anyone can read these posts but unless you are a member, outsiders can't click & find anyone's e-mail.
Good morning to all. I went off to the donut shop and splurged. Bad me...YUM!
Shirley thanks. I am glad they have not blocked me yet. is 34º and bright sun here. I stepped out on the deck, hardly any movement of the wend and feels good. see you all later.
The scams have already started re the vaccine. Remember
1. You likely will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.
2. You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
3. You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.
4. No one from Medicare or the Health Department will contact you.
5. No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number, your credit card, or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
6. Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus.
7. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.
8. If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That's a scam.
I always wonder...Are we really better off than we were 50 years ago?
Fifty years ago was the hippie movement and youth protests. Vietnam, Martin Luther King, sit-ins, and Kennedy were current. The same type of behavior/ mindset we see now, except without the Internet, social apps, streaming, or cell phones, is what caused their assassinations. We haven't changed so much as we have gone back.
I was really thinking more of the late 40s and early 50s when I was a teenager and young adult! Time does get away from me these days.
I have ALL the candy packed and all the presents that I have are wrapped. Just waiting for the delivery of some of the others.
I have to make another trip into town. I forgot about something that Frankie and I share a craving for. Our local candy shop makes something they call "sugar plums" and she and I really love them. I forgot about them until she mentioned them. I have to go get some for both of us and tomorrow is Senior Citizen discount day. We get 15% off everything!
Wednesday, I will be staying home. We are supposed to get up to 10 inches of snow beginning before daylight. I think I'll bake on Wednesday.
My boxes have arrived in Oklahoma and I suggested to Ali that she might want to let Emma open the lollipops that I made for her so she can space them out. She took a movie of her opening them and in the middle of it, she looked right at the camera and said "thank you GG. You're so nice!". I've already watched it about 12 times.
I hope you're all having a good day! Mine has been busy enough to tire me out so I'm planning on an early trip to the haystack! I can hear the zzzzs calling me already! I think they know tomorrow will be busy too. I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!
I'm sorry Jane. I was thinking of being a teen in the sixties when we thought we were accomplishing something and were too innocent or too obnoxiously smug, believing that it would change the world. Have a good night and a better tomorrow!
well I am Late getting in to bid you all good night and sweet dreams again. well a Man from VA called me today and walked me through getting My bypapt machine straightened out so should be abele to go get some good rest and sleep tonight. Hope you all do the same. Good night.
Let's make a new start HERE (https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=847.msg189199#msg189199)