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  • brian: not   everyone  would   take trouble to tell  chatters  Lindancer
    June 04, 2019, 12:48:22 am
  • brian: thanx  lindancer
    June 04, 2019, 12:47:23 am
  • Lindancer: Good morning, This is a message from one of Gloria's neighbors. I am sorry to tell everyone that Gloria passed away yesterday.  I am sure this is not the correct place to post, but I am not familiar with this site,but know that Gloria spent many hours talking to everyone here.
    June 03, 2019, 11:25:02 am
  • brian: better   do more  research  Poochers
    May 09, 2019, 11:30:48 am
  • brian: snip·ing /ˈsnīpiNG/ noun 1. the action of shooting at someone from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range. "sniping assumed great importance during WWI, especially where trench warfare was prevalent" 2. the action of verbally attacking someone in a sly or petty way. "there has been
    May 09, 2019, 11:29:42 am
  • Pooch1: "Sniper" is a noun.  "Snip" is a verb.  Not funny to be unknowing of the difference in how the two words are treated.
    May 09, 2019, 09:03:06 am
  • brian: so military  snipers   just   snip  LOL
    May 08, 2019, 11:22:01 am
  • Pooch1: 3rd graders learn to double a final consonant preceded by a single vowel before adding 'ing.'  Snipping refers to cutting remarks.  A snipe is a bird.
    May 07, 2019, 06:46:46 am
  • brian: its  sniping  not  snipping poocharooni lol
    May 06, 2019, 11:02:33 pm
  • Pooch1: Well said, Oldiesmann.  Perhaps brian can devote his time to other chat rooms instead of constantly snipping at you.
    May 01, 2019, 10:49:02 am
  • Oldiesmann: brian: If/when I find a suitable solution, I will install it here. I run this site in my spare time and do not have an unlimited amount of time to develop/find a proper solution.
    April 29, 2019, 04:58:04 pm
  • brian: wellmycheal  looks  like its not  going to happen--------   doesnt  seem to be  a problem in my 20 years   senior  chatting with other rooms!!!!!
    April 21, 2019, 11:34:37 am
  • mycheal: Chatroom would sure be nice
    April 17, 2019, 08:11:25 pm
  • brian: almost  every  site   on the Net  has a  chat room--------  now  why is  that? I suggest you  go to a room  like [link]   and   ask  them!
    March 18, 2019, 12:24:02 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Finding one that will integrate with the forum system is not easy. If you've got some ideas please send me a PM or email with links and I will investigate further.
    March 17, 2019, 09:12:31 pm
  • brian: chat  systems  are a  dime a   dozen
    March 11, 2019, 11:53:11 pm
  • Oldiesmann: brian: The chat system we used to have on this site stopped working and I haven't found a good replacement. If/when I do I'll put one in again.
    March 10, 2019, 02:00:43 pm
  • brian: no chat  still?must  be  to technical      LOL
    March 09, 2019, 04:20:34 pm
  • joyous: Cold weather has arrived in Louisiana!  It is 30 degrees now at 8:00 A. M.  and prediction is for no higher than 49 today..  Certainly  BAD fir our traditional Mardi-Gras , but it WILL go on.------JOY
    March 05, 2019, 09:00:27 am
  • Oldiesmann: Glad it's working for you again. I didn't actually change anything though so I'm not sure what the issue was
    February 21, 2019, 12:22:09 am

Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018

Started by so_P_bubble, May 01, 2018, 01:32:27 am

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Hello Lloyd, you will probably ? read this first before we catch each other up  again ! LOL, sorry to read of yet another of your 'Accidents', mate, if i were you i think i would have given up by now, that old 'Fella' with the long white beard and the 'Egg Timer' who follow us everywhere, is i think catching up with you !, think about it Lloyd, your friends are giving good advice, give it up mate, kick a ball, enjoy life before that other of 'fella' carrying his 'Scythe has any luck !! lol.      cheer's .     Peter :-).

June Drabek

Good After noon all.I am running a bit late today. Had a very inspiring Bible study today. Left me feeling good inside. Then I couldn't make up mind if I wanted to eat downstairs or at home. "Home" won out so I have a Banquet dinner heating in the microwave. Gary does my shopping for me, so I have surprises in the freezer. What a good "kid" I have.

I woke up sleepy, and if it were a normal day, I may have stayed in bed, but I never want to miss Bible studies. So the rest of the day will be mine…..napping and reading, and I may go down for supper. What a life…….so many lovely choices.

Phyllis, I understand your need of taking the day off….me too. And it is wise to listen to the body. I wanted one like that today, but didn't take it and I can feel the need very strongly now, so I will quiet down for the rest of today.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


May 02, 2018, 10:39:59 pm #32 Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 10:41:37 pm by Shirley
Well, I lay down on the bed after checking radar, TV on & raining pretty hard.  I woke up to Stalag 17 so knew immediately it was bedtime... not for me but most folks.  9:00-10:00 pm.  Checked radar and all storms are way east so will feed cats & see if they want to venture out.  Callie has not been seen since yesterday evening so a little concerned about her.  She has done this before so think she has another place to call "home" if I don't spend enough time talking to her (seriously) I think she would like to be in a one cat house since she discovered how nice people can be after all.  Makes me sad I just don't have enough time to "love on" each of these fur babies as much as they need..... but my 2 legged family has kept me busy the last week.  Such is life in Kansas, I think we missed the worst of the storms, at least power is on & so is the roof!  Sweet dreams to all and God Bless..... from me & Hal.


Good evening.  I am really late getting in here today. 

I had a long day, getting blood work done, a PET scan, mammogram and several other x-rays.  I left home about 7:15 a.m. and got back after 2 p.m.  My son dropped me off on his way to work, and, I called my DIL, who came to pick me up.  It was able to have everything done at the same place and they just walked me from one department to the other.  Went very smoothly, but was a very tiring day.  I stopped and picked up some lunch, came home and ate, and then settled in my recliner to read for a little while, and fell asleep, and didn't wake up until after 7 p.m.  I really needed that sleep.  So, now I probably will be up most of the night. 

Jane, here is a link to the "slippery pot pie".  Being familiar with the Amish, I am surprised that you never heard that term.  As I mentioned before,  lots of times when the fire departments have "pot pie suppers".  that is how they distinguish between the kind with a crust and the kind with the noodles.  I am sure you have seen the "Bot Boi" noodles in the stores. 


I have not checked out all the messages and boards here in S & F tonight.  Will get back here tomorrow.

Right now, I am going to watch the late news and hope I can get to sleep.

Have a good night.



Yummm, Joy, that sounds good.  I bookmarked & will copy it tomorrow, may find a time to give it a try when one or more of my bunch is coming by.  I may be up for a while tonight, too.  Suzy Homemaker has not been around here lately, plenty to do.  :-[

Wanted to tell y'all that Callie Cat was waiting at the front door when I walked through the house right after my last post.  She came dancing in, her little white feet really do twinkle.... was happy to have their usual "midnight snack" of canned Friskie's pate... all 3 ate good & decided they needed to go out for exercise since Tom & Tiger had been inside all day.  All's well... didn't think any of you would lose sleep over a missing cat, but no sense wasting anyone's worrying, right? 

Thinking of all of you east of Kansas and hope the storms don't do too much damage in your area.  I expect Lloyd is getting hit about now.  Heard one tornado was on the ground for miles here in KS.  I looked out front & back and didn't see any damage in my yard.


goog night my friends. We're off to Oklahoma in the morning for hugs and baby love.

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Good evening from California. 

We had a wonderful day.  Mark took today and tomorrow off to spend time with us.  We drove all over Paso Robles today and plan to drive to the coast tomorrow.  Megan had to work, but we did go and do more looking around after she got home. It was very pretty today, but the winds became a bit stronger this afternoon making it a bit too chilly to sit outside to watch the sunset like we had planned. 

Our drive up from LA yesterday was a delight.  It was a bit rainy and cloudy some of the way, but the coast is beautiful no matter what the weather.  We spent quite a bit of time in Slovang, a Danish style architecture community.  I must go back there on our drive back as I liked it so much.  We went in one of the many bakeries in town and bought a Apple Strudel that was SO good. 

We had lunch in famous seafood restaurant in Malibu.  What a treat that was.  We arrived in Paso just before Mark closed up the club, so we got a nice tour of the facility.  The setting is spectacular.  It sure is good to see him. 

Megan is doing wonderful and I am so happy to be able to tell now that she is expecting a bundle of joy the first part of December.  She and Mark called us Easter Sunday to tell us they were pretty sure she is pregnant, as three pregnancy tests showed positive, and her first visit to her OB /GYN confirmed that yesterday. They are both extremely happy but quite surprised this happed so quickly, as they anticipated it would take a couple of months or more.  The BEST news of all is they now do a blood test to tell the sex of the baby and that will be done in a couple of weeks!  It used to be by ultrasound at a couple of months or so, and of course in our day one had to wait for the delivery! 

I must get to bed....sweet dreams to all. 

JANE, I know you are so excited to see and hold your baby tomorrow....safe travels....and enjoy!



Good morning everyone..

What a night we had last evening, I was sitting watching tv and out went to power, no idea why? Phoned the 1800 number and they said it would be back on by 11:15 pm...rather precise I thought. We opened up the garage and hooked the generator up for a bit. Shut it down around 9:30 and went to bed, power came back on at 10:00 pm.

This morning I am taking Kyle to the Dr. he has a cold and with all his problems he needs antibiotics to get rid of it.

Not sure what the rest of the day will bring..

Shirley, I am glad Cally Cat made it back home and I know how worried one can be when they go AWOL.

Jenny, congratulations!!!How exciting to have a new baby coming..
Slovang must have been just beautiful to see. I love the architecture of old buildings.

Jane , have a safe trip to OK, take LOTS of photos please.

Joy, that sounded like a tiring day. Thank you for the url I too saved it. :)
June, nice that you have a buffet in your freezer that Gary picked out.......you're right he is a good son.

Roley/Peter, you are right!! Time is not in the upper end of the "egg timer" most of it had slipped by and now is the time to enjoy life.

Gloria,it is easy enough to do and yes I know it can be pricey, one vet here charges $27.00 to do it. Our neighbour is a blessing to us plus I love their dog and cat that I don't mind doing the dogs nails for them.

Larry, I did manage to get the oranges, they are so easy to peel for hubby. Our town has had flooding in the past ,all depends on the snow amount and rain. So far it is not too bad. One year the water crept up over the banks and onto the main street!

Lloyd, hope you are feeling better this morning and all went well at the VA.

Better get a move on here.

Enjoy your day everyone.

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good Morning Everyone,
from the warmer, but overcast, 
rocky coast of Maine... 

Good to see things are going well this
morning around Seniors and Friends.

I am just getting prepared to return some
more items from Women Within,  as
the ones I received were too big....
Way too big!

It is not always fun packing up stuff
to ship back....  but I must do what
needs to be done.

I hope that everyone has a good Spring



Good morning.  Another pretty morning and supposed to be a warm day. I am hoping I can go outside and sit for a little while today.

Surprisingly, even after my long nap yesterday,  I did sleep pretty good.  I was really expecting to be up and down all night.  I have had my breakfast and now need to decide what I can get into.  Need to put some dishes in the dishwasher and clean up the kitchen.

Jane,  I know you are so anxious to see your new little great-granddaughter.  Hope we get to see a picture of GG and little Emma.

Lloyd, hope you have an easy day today and not get into any more trouble.  LOL   Take care !!!

Sandy, that is one of the reasons I hate to order clothes on-line.  It is so easy to do, I know, but  when you have to return the things,  it can be a big pain.  It does make it easier when they include a return label and you can just put it out for the mailman to take back.  I have a terrible time getting shoes to fit, and I know in the past couple years,  I have had to return at least a dozen pair of shoes.  I have ordered things from Women Within, and get a lot of catalogs from them.  I do like most of their things.  And, they do have shoes in my size, but don't think I have ordered any shoes from them.

Hope everyone will have a pleasant day.



im up packed and ready for my coffee.  I'm early but that's better than being lat. an I'm eager to get there.

JENNY that's great news that you'll be "another" Grandma to Marks new baby!  A great reason for another trip to California! 

SANDY and JOY, I've never heard of The Woman Within! Something new for me to check out.

Gonna go get coffee. Enjoy your day Everyfriend.

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Good morning everyone, 68° already and overcast. Today I will call my son and ask him to set my AC up. I cannot go through another night like the one just past. Too warm for sleeping even with the fan going.

LARRY  I am glad I went to San Diego every year till I retired. Now a half hour trip in a car wears me out.

LLOYD  I will hold you to that being more careful. As we age it is hard to accept that there are things we can no longer do.

JANE  your daughter is right about you bing up there with Shirley and Amy. I get tired just reading what the 3 of you do. Now don't forget those extra hugs for Emma for us. Every thine I see her name I think of my sister.

ROLEY/PETER  Lloyd is too stubborn to listen to us.

JUNE  every day is a lazy day for me.

SHIRLEY  thunder storms in the forecast later today. Hope not, that is time for my daughter and I to get together.

JOY  glad every thing was in the same building but still very tiresome.

JENNY Happy day for Mark and Megan. First baby is always a miracle. Wonder if I would have wanted to know what my babies would be all those years ago.

AMY  rather lose power when I am sleeping and not when I am onine or watching a good program.

JOY  I nave narrow feet and never find them in catalogs. Only one shoestore aroung here that has them and they are expensive.

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What's Truly Valuable
(By Michael Newnham)

I'd been gone all day and as I pulled up to the curb I could see Miss Kitty waiting in the driveway.

As I approached the house she loped toward it in front of me, eager to get in and glad I was home.

I assumed I'd forgotten to fill her dish and she was celebrating the arrival of her waiter/chef.

I retrieved a can of Fancy Feast and emptied it into the dish...dinner is served.

She just stared at it, then stared at me.

She was evidently not in the mood for Fancy Feast...

I grabbed a new dish and some fine Whiskas (with gravy) and presented it to her.

She stared at it, stared at me, and began to yowl.

I admonished her for her finicky ways, talked about starving kitties in Africa, and got yet another dish which I filled with a fine Friskees pate and set it before her.

Two blank stares and a yowl were my reward.

I plopped into my chair in exasperation and frustration.

"Stupid cat! What do you want?"!!!

She lept into my lap, and bumped heads with me, purring like a vintage Harley.

She curled up in a big ball of cat and was sound asleep by the time I figured it out.

It wasn't about the food.

She wanted me.

She was waiting for me to come home so she could be with me.

She didn't need any food, she needed my lap.

She appreciates the food, but she loves my presence.

Most of the time I measure my worth to my loved ones by what I can do for them.

Most of the time I measure God's worth by what He can do for me.

Most of the time I measure my worth to God by what I think I'm doing for Him.

Most of the time I'm wrong about all these relationships.

What's truly valuable to those who really love you is you.

The rest is all Whiskas with gravy...

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Hi Everyone.  Once again we are to have a beautiful day but we will be getting up to 88 this afternoon.  Other than picking up my friend and going to coffee there is nothing else on the schedule for today. 

We did enjoy the dinner at Church last evening although Scott was the only one joining us and he passed on eating the meal as he didn't think his stomach could tolerate the taco meal.  He came out after dinner while Pat and I went to Great Clips and we both got haircuts.  When we got home Scott was talking with his grandchildren, as he does each Wednesday evening, and we also got to talk with two of them.  This was the longest conversation over the phone he had ever had with them and was delighted.  It lasted almost an hour. The little 7 year old had a new game he was playing and was excitedly telling his grandfather all about it as he played. 

Jane, I know you are excited about getting to see that new great grandchild today and savor every minute of it. The nice part is you don't have to change the diapers and just get the enjoyable part.  I remember when I first held my first great grandchild, who is now 15 years old, and it was very special.  I also got to hold the second one when she was just a baby but not the other two.  In fact, I have never seen the 7 year old in person.  However, he was the chatterbox on the phone last evening.  If you are not in the league with Shirley and Amy then I don't know who could be since you seem to be working all the time. 

Amy, it is that time of the year where gardeners want to get their hands in the soil.  I got a cute little video yesterday of my 7 year old great grandson covering up seeds in the garden that he had just planted.  He lives in upstate New York. When do you start your planting?  Sorry to read that Kyle has a new problem with the cold.  I expect his immunity to things like that isn't too high. 

Sandy, the trouble with ordering things over the Internet is when we have to return them.  I know this from experience. 

Sandy, We have little way of knowing what is really in our foods in terms of pesticides and hormones in meat.  Glad you are finally getting some Spring time weather.  Enjoy. 

Peter, good advice in my book that you encouraged Lloyd to do.  Hope you are doing better now. 

June, always nice to have surprises in our freezer.  Sometimes they are surprises even when we fix them ourselves.  Pat and I sometimes forget what we have in the freezer.  Glad you could attend the Bible study.

Shirley, I keep an eye on the radar yesterday and saw the bad weather had moved East of you and Janet, who lives in Ulysses.  However, saw that the Kansas City area was right in the eye of it and Pat's sister lives in Independence, Missouri.  I just looked at the Kansas City Star website and see that tornadoes and strong gusts of wind resulted in 10,000 power outages and damage in the KC area.   

Joy, that sounds like a lot to get done in one day.  However, nice it could all be done in the same facility even if you had to go to different departments. 

Jenny, nice of Mark to take time to show you around.  I know there is a lot of beauty out in that area.  Nice you could tour where Mark is working.  Is he enjoying his new job and location.  Another grandchild on the way and I so remember who you fretted about whether you would have any grandchildren.   

Gloria, it seems odd to hear you speak of being too warm after the Spring and cold weather you all have had up your way.  I hope your son will get your AC set up for you today.  You gave me a good chuckle today with "I have narrow feet and never find them in catalogs".  Of course I know what you mean that may be the only chuckle I get today.  I am not making fun of you but just enjoying your phrasing.  That was a good reading you shared for today. 

Mary Ann

Gloria, your piece about the cat fits my cat to a tee.  He only wants me and sometimes it seems he is glued to me. 

We had rain overnight and it is still raining but it is a gentle rain.  The timing was good because we had pesticide put on the grass a day or two ago.  I won't even let Kendrick out on the porch stoop because he might decide to go on the grass (he usually does not).  One year a resident did not read the message about pesticide, let her dog out and the dog died.  I don't want that!

Mary Ann

Lloyd Hammond

Good morning everyone. well i did alright at V A. seen the nurse practitioner and a female doctor. they said do not brake any of the blisters,and keep leg elevated for 5 or six more days.  don't hit me again I am behaving. we are getting on and off light rain. we right here have all the strong wend and hale the surrounding area have gotten. see you all later.



Good Morning,

Jane, etc.  may have a stormy drive to Tulsa!  The weather system Shirley mentioned stretched from Kansas to Texas - with OKC right in the middle and has moved across eastern Oklahoma. Radar shows heaviest area is right along Highway 69 - their best route!
Weather gurus here were busily playing "my radar is better than your radar" from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and storm chasers were reporting on every cloud movement.  I think 3 smallish tornadoes touched down here and there but it was mostly heavy rain and straight winds.
There were 1.5 inches in my rain gauge this morning but no wind to speak of at my house.  Sons also missed the heavy stuff.

Miss Emily is coming for lunch.  She is at the end of her two-week trimester break.  Last week she and 2 friends were in NYC for 4 days.  Miss Ellen was able to spend quite a bit of time with them but not 100%.   She did go with them to a Yankees baseball game.  (Apparently, these gals are not "5th Avenue shoppers".   ;) )

We're either having lunch "catered by Arby's" or having Fridge Fallout.  Off to the kitchen to see what's available there.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.

Mary Ann

Callie, when I saw the radar this morning I wondered about Jane's drive to OK.  I hope she doesn't meet up with the storms that show up on my radar (not in competition with anyone!).

We were threatened with a storm, but it went sideways and is in eastern Ohio now.  We are getting occasional showers.  Good for the grass and flowers. 

Mary Ann


Mary Ann,  that show up on my radar (not in competition with anyone!).     ;D
I have one on my Tablet and it isn't in the running, either. 


Yard men just left & the estimator for pool work right before that & all of a sudden it is dark, lightning & pouring rain... just one red & yellow blob on the radar wrapping around Wichita.  Warning says "hail to start in 25 min"......... A solid sheet of rain against the windows in this room and I forgot to attach the "extender" for the downspout that I take off before mowers come.  Tom has been hiding behind the bed because of strangers in "his" pool area and the mowers, now this storm has him buried somewhere.  Not sure where Tiger is, but she is fearless but no patience with strangers.  If I'm not going to sit & pet her she can't be bothered.

Gloria, that article must have been written by someone that knows cats, like Mary Ann said, "fits my cat to a tee"... these, too!  Callie opted to stay outside last night & so did Tom & Tiger.  I made the mistake of opening my sliding door in the bedroom about 3" so Tom & Tiger kept coming to check in, let me know they wanted in.... had a snack & wanted back out.  After a couple times each I marched them to the other end of the house & closed off the door to the hall so they couldn't bother me, inside or out! 

Congratulations to the kids, Jenny.... isn't it neat how every FIRST baby is the ONLY baby ever born & got to be the most special in the world. 

Callie, glad to hear from you, reporters made it sound like OK was being blown off the map. 

Larry, my brother & wife live in Overland Park & have nephews & nieces all over the area, sister in Warrensburg & "home" was Sedalia all those years ago. I keep getting tale end news reports of damage in the KC area so think I will call & check on everyone.

Think I'd better go fix that downspout, reason it's removable is the extension takes water off the roof to the other side of the sidewalk so it doesn't get too deep & flow into a basement window.  This is some rain coming down right now!  I didn't take time to empty the rain gauge this morning but did see it had about 3/4" from yesterday.  I hear the wind starting again.... better check radar. Will report in later if we have power~~


May 03, 2018, 04:53:53 pm #50 Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 04:56:04 pm by CallieOK
Shirley, Emily said her roommate in Overland Park  was home alone last night. She called Em to tell her there was tornado touchdown and damage on 133rd street near highway 69..1 mile from their apartment.
Hope your family is okay.

She's going back tomorrow.  Hope she doesn't have to drive through storms.

June Drabek

I'm here......sort of. Not a great day so nothing for me to report. I pray you all made it safely through that bad weather. Ca. was perfect  weather wise.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Good morning everyone..

Liquid sunshine here this morning, birds are singing especially the robins
The Dr said to keep an eye out for certain symptoms  and gave hubby a repeat on some meds.  His fever broke by 2 am and is fine this morning. Need to take his script in and I would imagine some cat naps are in store today.

I listened to an orchestra of frogs singing last night, first time this year.....the old time sayin g is that they have to be froze in 3 times before good weather is here to stay. Not to be out done the geese on the lake added to the music.

June, love seeing your posts, no matter what you report as long as you say hi :)

Hope everyone is out of harms way from the storms...

Enjoy your day everyone..

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good morning every one, 68°, We hit 90° the last 2 days. My son came and pu t my AC in for me. Could not figure out why it was not cooling. Loo at the hose in back of it and the hose came out of the AC. I cannot fix it and was too late to call him. Finally fell asleep with both fans running in the bedroom. Could not open window because it was raining. Still misty  and if I open window it will only bring the dampness in. Guess you know I am not a happy camper this morning. One good thing yesterday I got my summer clothes out and the winter ones put away. Going to go lay down and hope to get a few more ZZzzzs.

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Unwanted house guests
Joseph J. Mazzella

     Have you ever had unwanted house guests? I am talking about the ones who wear out their welcome in the first two minutes yet plan to stay forever. I am talking about the ones who trash the place, eat all the food, sit in your favorite chair, and take over your bed. I am talking about the ones that even your dogs avoid. I am talking about the ones that take everything and give back nothing. I am talking about the ones that only brighten up a room when they leave it.

     I had two guests like this for years. Their names were Fear and Hate and they seemed like permanent squatters in my soul. Every time I would try and toss them out, I would look around a few days later and find that they had snuck back in. They also invited their friends Worry, Doubt, Jealousy, Envy, Frustration, Depression, and Despair to stay as well. It made for a miserable home and a miserable life.

     Finally one day I could take it no longer. I cried out to God to help me get rid of these unwanted guests once and for all. It was then that I heard a gentle knock on the door of my soul. When I opened it I found Love there smiling at me. I invited Love in and watched as my unwanted house guests fled out the door and through the windows. They couldn’t leave quick enough. Then Love asked his friends Peace and Joy over to help straighten up the place. I soon realized too that Love was a guest I never wanted to leave. Every now and then Fear and Hate will try to sneak back in, but when they see Love sitting on the couch they run.

     God loves us so much and He wants us to love as well. He wants us to choose love, share love, and fill our lives with love. He wants us to love each other as He loves us. He wants us to make Love our permanent house guest and best friend. Open your door then. Invite Love in. Let Fear and Hate hit the highway. Make your home a happy one now and forever.

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Hi Everyone.  It is a sunny morning and we are headed up to 87 degrees this afternoon.  This is the day for the housekeeper to be here.  This evening we have our annual Sunday School class spring social.  This will be where it has been held the last two or three years and will be catered by the same BBQ Restaurant as previously.  There is always plenty of food served buffet style and a nice time to visit with some of the folks one may not know as well as others in the class.  This morning I have to make a trip back to the place for the CPAP supplies as when I went yesterday all but one of the employees had been called to a meeting and the man left to keep the office open couldn't help me.  I hope I have better luck this morning.  Then I will stop at Walmart to pick up our grocery order.

Mary Ann, the signs the landscape company always put up a sign saying to keep pets off the lawn for 24 hours and then apparently it was safe.  Here they don't put a sign in the yards but I don't see any pets running wild so apparently it isn't a problem. 

Lloyd, glad to read you are obeying the instructions you got regarding your leg.  Hope your area escaped the bad weather that was in the Missouri area again last night. 

Callie, glad to see you escaped the brunt of the storm. Sometimes the weather watchers can overdo the bulletins a little too much but I suppose better safe than sorry.  That is a nice amount of rain.  Glad you could spend time with Emily as know those are precious moments for you and also for her.  Arby's has added some new food items but I still almost always get the classic roast beef and put a lot of Arby's sauce and horseradish sauce on it. 

Shirley, sure hope you escaped any damage from the bad storm and you didn't get the hail as that can do so much damage.  Hope your family doesn't get any damage in the Kansas City or Warrensburg area either.

June, sorry to see you didn't have a good day yesterday and hope you will be feeling better and more chipper today. 

Amy, nice to read that your hubby is feeling better this morning.  I hope you can find time for some cat naps and have an easier day.  It has been long time since I heard frogs as haven't lived close to water for a long time. 

Gloria, you all were warmer than we were here in the South.  Something wrong with this picture!  Sorry that your AC failed you last evening.     


I am taking a break after trimming the queen size quilt for g-daughter.  It is ready for me to sew the binding on it - one entire side of the binding by machine and I will finish the back side on Sunday afternoon with the quilt group - the old-fashioned way by hand stitching.  It is therapeutic and quiets the soul.   :)

We had an entire day of rain here in Denver and that was so refreshing.  Snow in the high country but not much.  We can see the results of a mad house on the roads here - so many people moving here that this house could be sold in a half day - any house, really. 

Tomorrow, our group is going to a quilt show and one of the group is showing her fantastic quilts - she is mid-80's and still designing.  She has even written books - my group is way beyond my lowly skills and they are awesome.  I do not use the word awesome lightly. 

Take care all. 


May 04, 2018, 05:30:01 pm #57 Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 05:32:24 pm by Shirley
Got to tell someone .... can't believe I did this just now but my ears are still ringing & "picture it".... my eyes are spinning in opposite directions, and I am laughing my silly head off.  Most of us try not to answer those darn phone calls with no human on the other end, (no satisfaction slamming the phone down), but some of my phones don't have caller ID.  My husband planted phones in every room & 2 portables & one wall with 25' cord in the family room). Sometimes when I'm expecting someone to call I will just pick up & so angry if a robo call, but the last few days the ones about security systems pauses to give the person time to say if they are interested in a FREE system... so yesterday I shouted "TAKE THIS NUMBER OFF YOUR CALLING LIST!!!"  Didn't work, got same voice today (just as I was closing my eyes for a quick nap).... so I walked over to my purse in the hall, portable phone in hand & pulled the pigtail of the personal alarm attached to the purse, put the alarm next to the speaking part of the phone & enjoyed the moment.  It nearly stops my heart, ears hurt so bad I feel like "tossing my cookies"...  I had not thought this through & forgot I had to put that pigtail back in the little hole to shut it up!  Took a little while, did notice the phone had been hung up fast so someone must have been monitoring.  I will do it again but will have a light on so I can plug it up faster.  Hey, this doesn't happen every day in Kansas. :bonk: :crazy: :dizzy:


May 04, 2018, 05:44:15 pm #58 Last Edit: May 05, 2018, 06:35:38 am by Amy
Shirley, you  have me giggling like crazy here, what a great idea!!! I have just set the phone down and walked away from a telemarketer but never thought to use the whistle......thank you!!

Hubby spent most of the day in bed getting up only to eat and get something to drink. I do hope tomorrow is a much better day for him. He is using his rollater too!!

High wind here with speeds up to 100 k..put both vehicles in the garage out of harms way I hope.
Carol, that is the part I also like doing, sitting at night and hand  sewing the binding on, Today I have all the blocks done for a rail fence quilt so maybe tomorrow I might put it together, will see how the day goes.

Hope Jane is ok..

Enjoy your evening everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Amy, since your husband sounds like such a trooper with all his medical issues, I will worry with you that he is staying in bed and even behaving (so to speak).  My mother always said the changing weather (cold to hot or hot to cold)... is a difficult time for the "elderly or sick" because the blood doesn't change as fast enough as the weather.  Extra prayers for you both.  At least with a whistle you can quit blowing ... my head is still ringing and I'm still laughing at doing something SO DUMB!

Another terrible situation in Hawaii, the videos are so dramatic and so heart breaking for everyone.  My kids have all loved visiting the islands, wonder how long it will go on and affect the tourist industry.  Sure seems like we have had one disaster after another in the last few years, more than the rest of my whole life.  Maybe just because the news media covers things non-stop these days, you think?