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Soda Shoppe for February 16, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, February 16, 2019, 03:58:43 AM

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I'm going to go to bed a bit early tonight.  I wasn't able to nap at all today and I have to play catch-up with my list tomorrow.  I was so tired when I got ome from work today that I didn't do much of anything.

I sure hope tomorrow is a good day for everyone...even me.  Good night my friends and may God hold you in his loving hands.

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February 19, 2019, 07:12:33 AM #61 Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 02:41:32 PM by Amy
Good morning everyone.
Temp is -26° F  but on the up side we are not swatting sketters :)

We are off to the vets today Jesse gets his second set of needles and I want her to look at Babe's leg/hip. When Babe gets up from laying down she favours the leg till she gets going a  bit.  After that she is ok and runs like the wind with it......

Shirley, wishing you all the best on your appointments. The Drs have come a long way on surgery with different techniques. A lot of surgery is now keyhole surgery.

Jane ,hope you had a great night sleep.

June, hugs so glad to see your feeling a bit better..

Better get a move on here, I slept in and have things to do before we hit the road for the hour drive.

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

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone.Partly cloudy and 21º calling for a high of 35º today. feeding the cows is all I plan on doing out side today. Hope you all are all in good health and spirits today. see you later.



Good morning.  And it is a good morning.  I can't remember when I have slept as well as I did last night!  David is improving and feeling better each day.  Neck pain is decreasing slowly and it is easier for him to move his head.  The medicine the ER doctor prescribed seems to be helping him. He feels good but says that the medication makes him groggy.  I told him that right now that is good because it keeps him from overdoing and makes him take it easy.

My good neighbors came by to check on us yesterday and they brought everything for dinner last night.  Once again their kindness and generosity overwhelmed me.
 And your concern and best wishes makes me feel so good, too.  As June has often said, I am blessed.

My prayers for all of you that are feeling "weak and weary", as the old hymn says.  I know how comforting is the thought that others are praying for me and my family.

Life is getting back to normal and that means household laundry for today.
 That is fine with me...I like "normal".


February 19, 2019, 09:34:37 AM #64 Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 09:37:00 AM by Joy
Good morning.  Amy,  I am still around.  I think I did miss a couple days, but nothing is wrong. Just  didn't have anything to talk about.

I did read some of the previous messages and  Phyllis, so glad to read that your son is doing ok. That had to be a scary time for you, but glad everything seems back to normal this morning.

Hope everyone else that have been "under the weather" are feeling good today.

I did get some good news yesterday .  I have a new little great-granddaughter, named  Marley Marie.  Unfortunately, they live in Connecticut and I won't get to see her until maybe in the summer.  But, I am sure there will be pictures soon. She is my grand daughter's second little girl.

Prediction is for a big snow storm heading our way, starting tonight and going into tomorrow for most of the day.  I was so hoping that the snow was all done for this winter. But, I know that was "wishful thinking".  Luckily, I don't have to go anywhere this week end.

I need to get some breakfast.  I woke up from a terrible dream and still trying to get it all out of my head.  My mornings are never very good to begin with, and waking up like that sure didn't help matters.  It just takes me so long to get myself oriented in the morning.

I hope everyone will have a good day.



Good morning everyone, hated to get out of my nice warm bed this morning. Moved as fast as I could to turn the heat up. Went down to 13 degrees, no wonder I felt a chill in my bones. We are not supposed to turn the heat above 68 but when it gets that cold out and windy it does get cold in here.

SHIRLEY  I got a picture from my daughter yesterday of what she saw from her kitchen window in the morning. There is a bank there and it was covered in snow. Beautiful sight to see. They got about 3 inches of snow and of course she had to bundle up and go out. Even after most of he life in San Diego and now Az. she likes to play in the snow. Her husband went out too but not for long. Wish I could make the cream puffs again with the filling recipe I have.

LARRY  that's all we need till you are feeling better.

GLORIA de  we got 4 inches of snow yesterday. Looked beautiful. Looking out at the roof after the snow was over the snow on the roof and the sky were the same color.

JANE  my older son swears by Gatorade, I cannot drink it, upsets my stomach.

JENNY  it was a wonder no one was badly hurt in that pile up. Terrible way to miss your flight.

JUNE  when it is cold like it is now I do not go outside. Getting chicken in my od age, cannot take the cold anymore and I always loved winter the best, not this year.

SHIRLEY I know how you are with and kind of surgery and meds BUT if you do not get that cataract surgery you may end up not seeing anything clear and have to give up driving.

AMY  hope Babe's limp when she gets up is just from  the way she lays on her leg.

LLOYD  sunny here today but too darn cold.

PHYLLIS  in a time of crisis like you and David just went through you find out who cares about you. Then again you are also a good neighbor and caring friend.

JOY  waking in the morning I used to get up and get going. Now I wake and am slow getting up and moving. Must be what age does to us.

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Hi Everyone.  Just checking in this morning.


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I've been up and doing since about 7:15. The dogs decided to get up and go out around 6 and then they had their pills and we hit the couch for the hour we had to wait for the pills.  I slept like a log!

I've been tending to piles of paper work this morning (and playing a couple of games on the computer in between).  I tried to call someone who needs to go over some things with me but I got a weird sound so I think he must be out of range on his cell phone.  I'll wait a while and try later.

I haven't even taken time to get dressed so I guess that is next on my agenda.  I'm glad everyone is OK and I hope "better" is in your future. 

I'm off to tend to other things.  Enjoy your day!

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February 19, 2019, 12:38:27 PM #68 Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 01:43:52 PM by CallieOK
Good Morning,

Gatorade story (you knew I'd have one :) ):  Mother liked to think she was "keeping up with the times".  Once, when she was visiting, she was excited because she'd found a new drink to serve to her Bridge Club.  "It comes in grape, orange and lemon-lime and it's called Gatorade".
There was some in the fridge because of my 3 athletes so I gave her a small glass to taste.  She almost spit it out and when I explained what it was used for, she said disgustedly, "Well!  Why do they put it with the juice????"
(I can just imagine what she'd say about all the various "health drinks" available today!)

Jenny,  what a horrible wreck.  Miss Emily reported a similar one east of Kansas City over the weekend.  I-70 must be treacherous all across the country.

Phyllis, so glad David is o.k. after a very scary episode.

Joy,  congratulations on the new great-granddaughter.  I love her name.  Miss Ellen's middle name is Marie.

Speaking of Miss Ellen <she said, smoothly segueing into bragging (again) :)),  I stayed up late last night "helping" her fly from NYC to Fort Lauderdale FL, where she will spend the next 6 weeks rehearsing and performing in the ensemble in a production of "My One And Only".  Not only is this her first major "gig", she will be staying with one of her best friends from college, who is also in the show.

Had to stay up late because her flight was delayed for 5 hours and she didn't get to FL until after 1:00 a.m.  Of course, I had to track the flight until I knew it had landed in Ft. Lauderdale :).
No problems at the NYC/Newark airports but a lot of arrivals there were delayed because of weather wherever they came from.

OKC metro area seems to be at the "confluence" of a front moving up from the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Blast moving down from the north.  So we're supposed to get rain/sleet/ice/snow this afternoon.  A lot of schools, including most of the metro area ones, are closed.  However, some of them have been closing to disinfect the buildings because of illnesses.

Off to find something useful to do....or not. :)
Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


Callie,  first, thank you for your comment on my new "great".  I wasn't exactly "thrilled" with the name "Marley"  as all I could associate it with was the book  "Marley and Me"  with Marley being a dog.   But, the more I say it, the more I think I do like it.

Also, I am another one who will stay up tracking a  flight that my son and DIL would be on.  They travel quite a bit and usually to another  country.  They just recently went on a cruise to the Anartica and that was a lot of flight tracking.  They had to fly to South America, in order to start the cruise.  I couldn't track the cruise , but did manage to track the different flights to S.A.  I am always so glad when I see where the flight has landed.



Hello Everyfriend!  We're in for some snow tomorrow, too.  It's supposed to start around the time I arrive at work and isn't supposed to be finished until a couple hours after I'm home.  I sure hope it doesn't amount to what "they" are saying it will!

JOY, my congrats on the new member of your family.  When I hear or see the name Marley, I think of Ebenezer Scrooge's ghost and past business partner, Marley.  Since I've read the name here, I've been repeating it over and over and associating it with a dear little face and it's OK.  Once she gets to school, there won't be anyone there who remembers the things we do.

Supper's cooking and I'm waiting for it to be done.  I did a sort of stir fry.  I had the veggies in the freezer and some already cooked and chopped ham and I combined them and threw in some left over peanuts and now it's simmering until I'm ready.  There's enough for an army.  I'll be happy to share.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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February 19, 2019, 05:14:12 PM #71 Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 05:20:28 PM by Denver
A good Tuesday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND❣️

CONGRATULATIONS, JOY, on your new GGranddaughter, Marley Marie.  I liked the name the second I read it, but I can appreciate you thinking of MARLEY AND ME, when you first heard it.  I can understand your disappointment in not being able to see her and better yet HOLD her until the end of the summer.  That seems so far away right now. 

Oh no, JANE, I did not even remember Ebenezer Scrooge's ghost and past business partner, Marley.....yes, yes, just forget that memory and think of that sweet little baby girl!

We spent hours making airline reservations to fly to Phoenix to see my dad and for Bob to do his taxes....Spring training time down there so all of the reasonable fares are gone and to make matters worse they will only let you transfer two flight credits to one flight, and we had three that were all under one number.....oh how complicated things can be.  We tried to call the airline for assistance and we were on a wait of 45 minutes for them to call us back. Only to be told it can not be done.  We finally worked it out on our own but not happily as we both had to pay more money in addition to the flight credits when we had credit left on the table!  So much for my RANT of the day! 

AMY, I hope Jesse did fine with the needle as you called it and I do hope Bebe's limp is nothing serious.

PHYLLIS, glad David continúes to feel better and that you got a good night of rest....bless your neighbor that brought in dinner🦋🦋

I guess I am still going to RANT...... I am really getting bummed out by this cold and snowy weather....there seems to be NO END IN SIGHT! 

GLORIA, nice to read that Regina had fun getting out in the snow!  I get grumbleeee every time I read that you are not allowed to turn your furnace above 68*. When it is that cold outside that just is not high enough to compensate for the low outside temp! 

CALLIE, I have seen some of the other car pileups in other states also.... I just wish folks would SLOW DOWN and it would keep a lot of the accidents from happening.  I, too, have to track my family's flights....so I understand you watching Ms. Ellen's.  Her next gig sounds like fun....in a warm place with a friend that is also in the play! YEA!

We are busy for the next three days helping out with Michele and the family, so I will post when I can....but may only get time to just read.



Gosh,  Jane,  I completely forgot about Marley,  the ghost in the Christmas Carol story.  I think I would prefer to think of the little dog, tho.  But,  the more I say it,  the more I am beginning to like it. And. you are right about matching it with a sweet little face.  I guess it isn't as bad as some of the names being used today. 
My sister-in-law has a new grandson,  who is named Phoenix.  She is still trying to learn to like it.  LOL

Enjoy your dinner.  Sounds good, especially with the added peanuts.  Also,  sure hope that you won't have any big problems with the expected snow storm.  Our area is being told we might get up to 8 in.  and I am sure you will probably get more,  if it is bad a storm as they are telling us.



Made it to the vet an back. Jesse, didn't mind getting his needle but he sure raised a ruckus when they tried to clip his nails. Gave him treats and peanut butter but he wasn't having anything to do with it. I will just have to work with his feet more. Babe ,has blown her knee.......same as what Golden girl had done. She is on 3 meds and not to run for 4 -6 weeks.

Today was the day the power would be out from 9-12 then 1- 4......but it didn't come back on till 4:45. We did use the generator when we came home.

Joy, I like Marley Marie...my gr grand is Charlie Rose and some didn't care for that either but I liked it. Unique names for unique people.

Jenny, frustrating to have to go through all that!! We are in for snow and freezing rain but it isn't to start till tomorrow late afternoon.I hope.

Jane, don't you just love stir fries, gets rid of a lot of little bits of vegetables and meat too.

Going to put my feet up.....tomorrow is another day of road running.

Thank you Larry.
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

June Drabek

I don't  know why my choice of bold, size and color no longer appear where I type my message. I click on them but it does not work. Darn ! I'm too old for this !

But I still want to check in and let you know I am still alive.....sort of, Very tired today and short of breath. Still in nightgown, and will fix a light supper, and hope for a better tomorrow.

Weather has been sunny but cool, may have some rain tomorrow, and that is always welcome.

Gloria, I am giggling about Regina playing in the snow..I think its great that they are enjoying the move they made. Do their boys like to visit there ?

Good to see you checking in Larry. I'm hoping each day that passes brings you more strength.  I have been on a "downer" lately too..but God is in charge so we will take what we are given, right ?

I'm  going to go post this and hope I will be allowed my options on size, color, etc. Hugs and love and many, many good thoughts and  prayers  where needed.I love you all. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.


February 19, 2019, 08:26:45 PM #75 Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 08:30:36 PM by Shirley

Joy, I woke up with such a vivid dream I'm still thinking about it hours later. I feel like I am "back in the '60s".  I do like your great grand's name, congratulations!   I have 3 great grands that I am not at all fond of their names (but I won't mention them here just in case someone lurks that might know them)... 7 grands & 7 great grands and counting...........

It is snowing like crazy, too bad it waited until nearly dark to start, won't get to watch it long enough.  I don't have the snow blower out of the "shed" so will have to use the shovel to get out of the garage in the morning for my doctor appointment.  I will call first to make sure the "doctor is in" before heading out.  I used to have a spot between my car & son's camper in the garage to put the snow blower but since we haven't had enough snow to use if for at least 3 or 4 years, I now have my Yamaha Chappie & a leaf mulcher sitting in that spot.  We are to get above freezing day after tomorrow so hopefully the sun will do it's job. News showing more snow to the west of us but I'm hoping for a chance to use my Sno-nut.  Keep it comin', Callie!

Callie, so happy to read that Miss Ellen is having such a grand time, can't help but smile at her zest for life.  I expect everyone loves having her around.  I am another tracker, keeps me busy with "all my children" and grands that are in the air so often.  #1 son is in your neck of the woods, left early yesterday morning for show & tell.  He agreed to this before his heart surgery & is having trouble keeping up with the drugs the heart doctor insists he stay on for a little longer.... to slow him down.  The excuse is to not work that valve too hard, but like with his father & mother, need to do a lobotomy to gear down, drugs just makes it harder to do what we're going to do anyway.  He was taken off one drug last week at his check up, but don't think it is the one that does the most harm. 

Gloria, can't blame your daughter for doing the happy dance in the snow.  Are more people moving into their area?  What kind of critters do they see around their house?  Isn't it fun to see young ones getting to "live their dreams?"  So far the wind has not been blowing the snow from the tree branches so really pretty.... down side is it is too dark to take pics.

Poor Babe, this will break her heart not to run & keep up with the kid, Amy. No doubt she is getting extra hugs & sympathy for her suffering.  Callie-Cat is laying on the couch enjoying her time inside.  She is so stiff when she gets up but will go out when Tom wants to, they both just sit on the step & wait for me to open the door & let them back in.  Keeping me busy cleaning litter boxes!  Tiger goes out maybe 10 minutes every day, just sits & looks around & comes back in.  She won't even walk down to the river with me in this cold.

Jenn, safe trip to visit your father.  So sorry they can't help his pain.  My taxes went out a couple weeks ago, state didn't need any extra but the Feds got a big chunk. I cashed some I-bonds that were in Cas' name, thought it easier for me to do it than what the kids would have to do to cash them down the line. 

Jane, your meal sounds so good.  I bought a package of chicken tortilla soup at Sam's this week, tastes a lot like my daughter-in-law's taco soup.  Not bad with some crunched up taco chips.  I've had 2 meals out of the soup so far & used about half on one tub, froze the other one.  I am lazy.  My freezer is overflowing, need to defrost but not sure I have enough coolers to put everything in while defrosting. 

Have a 10:00 am appointment with the doctor so will be starving by the time I get out of there... afraid the blood will be about 99% proof Russell Stover turtles.  I bought 2 boxes when they were BOGO & a couple days later they were 70% off ... I ask you, is that not a bargain???? Got 2 more boxes. 

Howdy, June, good to see you checking in.  I forget sometimes to highlight the text before doing the color & size.... so now I type what I want, do a copy (with Control & C) now my message is on the clip board...   go to the icons to pick text, size & color & when it starts blinking I do the paste to put it back in... and it's where it should be!  Maybe that's not clear, but it works for me. I'm like you, no patience with having to learn new tricks!  Happy to see you checking in.  How is "baby June" doing, how old is she now? 


June, great seeing you post  and yes dam were too old for this .
Never figured out why break something that's working !
BUT keep the spirit, make it happen and make it a good night and tomorrow.


I just finished typing up some papers that need to be sent in and decided to check in here.  I noticed the time and I'm going sign off for the day.

My dinner was so good!  I added some spices and a little soy sauce and let the flavors blend.  Yes, SHIRLEY, I do love making up stuff from whatever is in the freezer.  Or was it AMY that said that.

Nice to see JUNE posting and MYCHEAL and JENNY and EVERYFRIEND.  Good night all.  Sleep well and wake refreshed. 

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Good morning and it is early for me, got up at 3AM and been roaming around the house. NowI have a cup of Ovaltine.  Been watching a ship sail out of NY Harbor and looking at Time Square with 1 person walking around. 
Sunday I saw the naked cowboy out there.  Cannot be the same one i saw 20 years ago, when he was the only one who people stop to have there picture with. Now The Square is full of charters.

Jenny safe trip to visit you Dad.

Callie, I know you are so proud of Miss Ellen

Amy, how do you keep a dog calm and quite?

Larry, Hope you slept well.

Think I will see what is on TV, I wish I could get sleepy

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Good morning everyone

- 18° F here this morning with a thread of snow and freezing rain later this afternoon. We are off to the city to see the rheumatologist , lots of questions are going to be asked and there had better be good answers . This new drug may stop/dull the pain from RA but it also lowers the immune system.

Glorida de, I just have to work more with him ,getting him used to someone handling his feet.

I had better get a move on..would rather snuggle back under the covers for a bit..........maybe tomorrow?

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 Everyfriend!  We're in "pill wait time" for the doggies so I decided to visit for a bit. 

Callie, I was rereading and I noticed that I hadn't commented on Miss Ellen's good work!  What fun to get something to do that you love and to be able to do it with a good friend! 

The snow that was predicted to begin around 10 today is now predicted to begin around 9.  I'm hoping that if it intends to get really serious, it will hold off until I get home from work around 2.  I also have a short stop to make on the way home but it's right down the street. 

I wish you all a good day, a safe trip, good news, a nice nap, good food, sunshine and whatever else suits your fancy.  Make the day your own in every way!

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Good morning everyone, another 12° start for today. I really cannot take the cold this year. I think it is because I have lost so much  weight I have no blubber left to hold the heat in.

CALLIE  you up waiting for Ellen to land in Florida reminded me of the fir st time my daughter went to San Diego to meet her future  in-laws. 2-14 and we were having a snow storm here. She was supposed to change in Chicago but had to land in Cincinnati because of weather so was very late getting to San Diego. I was waiting for a phone call from her saying she was there OK. Finally 6 hours late she called me. I was pacing the floor with worry. That was 46 years ago. I still worry when ever any of my family is traveling.

JOY  congratulations on the new great granddaughter.

JANE  we are in for more snow/ rain tonight. Just heard on local weather tomorrow should hit upper 40's. Crazy.

JENNY  when it is really cold out I do turn the heat up and to heck with what the witch wants. I am not going to be in here with a coat on and wrapped in blankets. Seems like every year when we get snow there are so many new drivers who do not know how to drive in it and think they can drive like the roads are dry. Some have to refresh their memories ow to drive on slippery roads.

AMY  how do you keep a dog from running? I hope you can manage it with Babe so her knee will heal.

JUNE  Their oldest son loves where they are in Arizona and goes there every year for Thanksgiving,  but their younger son is a city person and only went there once. Not for him.

SHIRLEY  yippee you have snow at last. Now you be very careful if you get to use your Sno-nut. Sure do not want you to run into something you should not. With a flas it is never too dark to take photos of the snow. My daughter uses her iPhone to take pictures now and they come out great. Have you changed your email address? I tried sending a few of the pictures she sent me and they came back as address unknown. Yes people are still buying lots but  none are too close. Mostly higher on the mountain and further back in he wilds. Most are newly retired. Quite a few from Ca. even San Diego. She is secretary of their association this year. No one wanted the job so she volunteered. She does have to keep busy. The see more cattle than wild critters except deer.

GLORIA de  I have nights like that, too. Frustrating.

AMY  I would not like any med that lowers the immune system.

JANE  no sunshine here this morning, just a gray sky. Yesterday could hardly see the difference from the roofline and the sky, both the same color.

Have a good day.

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Lloyd Hammond

Amy you have to be the toughest female i sort of know.weather the low temp's and run the snow blower the way you do. it is 32º now out and calling for high of 38º today. I sure am not tough as I used to be. now day's I put on warm coat and gloves feed and hurry back in this kind of weather. I can rember working -fixing the bulldozer bare handed and go in hold my hands up side the wood stove warm them up and go back out for another spell. no more. we got a little over of 1" of AMY's snow last night. AMY i am sure wew all love you and some day when the weather is much better and we are traveling would love to stop by and see you in person but for now you may keep the snow up there. I used when I was younger and tough go out take a big pan and fill it with clean snow. come in put sugar vanilla in it to taste stir with hand mixer (delicious)snow cream. i am thinking about testing a drift today , making there is no collier in it. I drink ice water year around and eat ice cream same. this has my taste bud's druling. so may do it today. Have a great day.



Welcome to the world - Marley Marie! 

Jenny:  Best wishes for a great visit with your dad!  Sorry for your airline issues - it used to be Friendly Skies. 

Hello Larry!

We drove from Tucson to Carlsbad, California.  Just in time for several days of heavy rain - that does not stop drivers from speeding and we were so happy to have one day to walk the beach without getting wet.  Yes, we had rain gear but the wind was fierce and we had to go out to get food -  Traffic was insane even on early Saturday morning.  It was almost peaceful to finally get out of the area.  We did have a great visit with son and wife - they left for Montana a day early.  They are not going to look for a house in that area.

Take care - all!


Hi Everyone. Just a little update this morning.  I am not doing well as am getting weaker everyday, coughing and rasping  more (which goes with congestive heart failure).  I have to use the rollator (walker) when I move about as have become pretty unsteady on my feet.  I spoke to my Cardiologist's office this morning to see if I could get in to see her again soon.  However, she is having surgery tomorrow and she said I should go to the ER.  I have an appointment tomorrow with the kidney doctor as I have stage 4 kidney disease and I will see him and see if he thinks I need to be admitted to the hospital.  If so I will request they contact my cardiologist before I went back to my doctor that I had before him.  So things are sort of up in the air here.  I am clearing my plate of commitments and trying to be sure I have everything in order for Pat and Scott.  Enough about me today.  I have read all of the postings since yesterday.


Larry, I am so sorry you are having such severe problems and wish your doctor was as considerate as Cas' was. He gave Cas his private phone number for when he was concerned about how he was doing, than meant the world to Cas. He never had to use it but was comforted to know he could reach him at any time. Prayers that you get the attention of the right doctor to help you and pull you out of this slump.  Tell Pat & Scott my thoughts & prayers are with them also, you know, we are all concerned. Shirley


Good Morning Everyone.. 

Larry,  thank you for the update. 
I wish you well,  and hope that things
start improving very soon. 

I spent this morning putting in my
first "Order to go" at my favorite
Grocery Chain this morning. 

My daughter Kelly wants me to begin to
use this service.   The store is right
next to where she lives,  so pickup will
be easy for her or for one of her girls.

We are going to start using it this week
so that we (she and them) can get used
to the system.    From what I hear,
people who use it,  seem to love it.

Our system here,  the orders need to be
picked up (as they don't deliver)...  but
that is OK for Kelly because the
store is so close to her,  and it is
very convenient.

It seems like things keep on changing,
even though sometimes we would like to
keep things the same.   

Again,  Larry,  I am thinking about
you and hoping for the best..


"Two things are infinite:
The universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe."

― Albert Einstein


Good afternoon, snowing lightly, looks heavy on Time Square.

Carol get back home safe. Gladyou got to see your family

Larry, don't fool around with doctors just call and ambulance and get to the ER. I found it was the best thing to do, and a team is waiting for you.  Other wise you have to go through  the protocol of the ER

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June Drabek

I'm here, sort of.

Larry,move over,I'm in the same boat at you, but I have hospice, so I remain here in my apartment in stead of a hospital. Going down hill in any case. Need oxygen almost constantly, plus the albuteral treatment. Hospice works hand in hand with my nurses here at Rowntree, so I am covered constantly. Very tired though. And now have developed a cough.

Weather remains the same...58/42, partly cloudy.

I have fox news on almost constantly for lack of something better. When the t.v. goes off , pick up a book.

I did have a good lunch, cheese omelet, and will have soup for supper along with a cream pie. Might as well "live it up".

Back to chair and oxygen machine. Hugs, Love and Prayers and more prayers, June
As long as we are here, let's dance.

Mary Ann

June, I'm amazed at how you keep going and going and going.  I don't have the breathing problems you have, but I can't walk far.  I can and do walk to the mailbox and I am not using a walker yet, however, I am thinking of getting one - just in case.

I think of you and Larry, also Gloria de who ends up in the hospital occasionally - often. 

Now it is time to see what is available for supper.

Mary Ann