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  • brian: how many months has it been?   LOL
    September 16, 2019, 02:15:24 pm
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  • brian: i guess  its  safe to assume  this  site  will never have anothr live  chat
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    September 11, 2019, 07:34:27 am
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  • Amy:     Bubble did!!   ( brian: shirley   send  email to owner mavens )
    September 07, 2019, 11:45:04 am
  • brian: well bubble   ask the  person who  brought  his  name up ------   I merely answered a  query   on how to  contact him   via   email
    September 07, 2019, 11:18:08 am
  • so_P_bubble: So why bring his name here??? Idle talk?  ktsssss...ktsssss....
    September 07, 2019, 04:06:43 am
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    September 06, 2019, 11:07:32 am
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    September 05, 2019, 11:26:34 am
  • Amy: Shirleyn, Bubble will hel you. Mavens does NOT own this forum.
    September 04, 2019, 04:25:37 pm
  • brian: shirly  i tink its  uncle mavs@yahoo.com--------------   if tat  doesnt  work    go to  [link] its  likely on his  home  page
    September 04, 2019, 10:55:41 am
  • shirleyn: Thanks AMy, I am trying the computer section.  I had already tried the button.
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  • Amy: Shirley on the right side ther is a button,no alerts or emails. Try clicking on that ,or go to the computer help section and  Rammel will help you with the problem.
    September 03, 2019, 08:45:56 pm
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  • Amy: Pooch, thank you, that should make his grandchild proud :)
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  • Pooch1: Amy, many years ago Brian bragged that he'd been kicked out of better chat rooms than SeniorNet.  Perhaps he has no alternatives left?
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  • so_P_bubble: Good advice, Brian.  I don't think you will see a chatroom here any time soon...
    September 02, 2019, 12:10:07 pm

Soda Shoppe for MAY 1,2019

Started by so_P_bubble, May 01, 2019, 05:59:50 am

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JaneS

The weather cooperated and the day remained cloudy with no rain.  This is the kind of day I prefer if I want to drive somewhere.  Bright sun is blinding!  I got the car washed first and it took no time at all and it's now cleaner than it's been in years.

I stopped at the discount grocery and I'm still not used to it so I only bought two items that I knew I needed.  Then I hit OLLIE'S with a bang?  I got two of the things from the flyer that were on my list but I didn't like the indoor/outdoor floor mat so I left that there.  In it's place, I bought a couple of things that weren't on my list.  And I had a coupon fr 25% off one item so I saved $5.00.  Coincidentally that's how much I spent at the grocery store.  So one cancelled the other.

LARRY, I appreciate your vote of confidence about taking the lady home and I still feel good about it but I'm still not going to tell my daughter becase I think she won't understand.  Her heart's in the right place and I'm guessing that she would have done the same thing in my place but she thinks she has to look out for me and that's OK, too.

Also, LARRY, my Weed Whacker is electric so it's not all that heavy.  And it does have a small wheel to keep it moving.  I've carried in heavier grocery bags with no help so I can manage that. 

JENNY, Michele is still on my personal prayer list and tomorrow, there will be about 200 more prayers coming from my church members because she's staying on the prayer list there until we get an "All Clear".  My heart aches for all of you!  And then you also have to worry about your father.  He's on my list, too.  God be with you!

Phyllis, by now you should be up to your ears in clean laundry if those guys were on time.  I hope it's all you could ask for and more.  I told my son how long you had to wait for delivery of the new one and he said, "Where's it coming from.....Jabip?  That was his father's favorite word for anyplace the he couldn't immediately identify or that was waaaaaay out of the way!

I think I'm going to see what else needs doing around here. 


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Amy

We also had a great day. Kyle decided to go to the car show. We never realised it was as big as it was but thoroughly enjoyed the outing. I bought cookie cutters 4 inch in diameter with the scalloped edges that I had been looking for.On the tag was 1919 era...I really don't care the age just the fact they are well made and can withstand more use!

We had lunch out ,then home to do laundry. I just brought it back in off the line. Wonder how Phyliss is doing with her new machine?

Going to go put my feet up for a bit.

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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm just going to check in because I have to go get ready for church while we wait for the boinger.  Today's my day to read the first lesson and I'm ready for that.  I practiced on the the dogs last night.

I'll be back later.  Have a good start to your day!

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Shirley

Super Sunday Morning to Every Friend!   :cheer:  :crazy:  :cup:  :excited:  :sidedance:  :tup:

Amy

Good morning everyone.
A beautiful sunny day here!! Also a day of rest, once I figure out what's for dinner I think I may do some sewing  :thumbup:
Shirley, hope today is really super for you.

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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, no rain yesterday gut no sun either. Today looks like rain all day, again. Hate to think if it was winter how much snow we would have. Nothing new around here, boring as always. My son was here yesterday like he always does on Saturday. Had my Skype time with my daughter like we do every day. Oldest son called like he often does. 49° of dampness.

LLOYD  a grandson has a drone he uses with a camera to show customers what he has done with his landscape business. That works better than just still pictures at ground level. 

LARRY  the bath rooms here have grab bars all around so easy to hold onto.

JANE  my younger son used to stop every time he saw someone having car trouble to see if he could help or give them a ride. One time hi car broke down and someone stopped to help. It was someone he had helped before. He has always been helpful like that and still is. A feel good feeling to help.

JENNY  my prayers continue for Michele and the family.

AMY  my daughter had a collection of copper cookie cutters. I had to laugh because she no longer makes many cookies.

SHIRLEY  have a great Sunday.

Have a good day.

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phyllis

Quote from: undefinedPhyllis, by now you should be up to your ears in clean laundry if those guys were on time.  I hope it's all you could ask for and more.  I told my son how long you had to wait for delivery of the new one and he said, "Where's it coming from.....Jabip?  That was his father's favorite word for anyplace the he couldn't immediately identify or that was waaaaaay out of the way!

Jane, I think I would like your son and his business ethic.  :thumbup:  His comment about Jabip made me laugh.  Yes, the appliances got here when they said they would along with four big, strong guys to set them up, which they did in about 20 minutes. I'm not sure why it needed four to do the job but it is done so, other than we had to wait until a copperhead snake  :o got far enough away from the steps to the backdoor so they could carry them in to the house, all went smoothly.  As soon as I could figure out the new dials I had a load of wash going.   ;D  And, I am pleased with what I chose.

As for the snake...we have a lot of copperheads here and we have learned to watch where we step when out in the yard.  It worried the delivery guys more than it did me.   :2funny:

We had rain last night but not nearly as severe as was predicted. Yay!!

Larry, I don't like the idea that you might have cracked your coccyx.  Perhaps you should have it checked out?  To decrease your mobility even more than you already have had to do is not good.

I am glad, too, to see Gloria de back.  Soda Shoppe forum is so unusual in that even though most of us have never met and probably won't, we still care about each other.  I love hearing about families and daily life and never find any of what each one has to post as boring.  It makes me feel that I am still part of the family of friends.

As Callie says, TTYL8R.
phyllis
Cary,NC

larryhanna

Hi Everyone. It is another cloudy morning with some rain predicted for this afternoon.  Late last night we had some significant rain but haven't heard how much.  It is needed around here.  I didn't have a very restful night although did get some sleep.  It is hard to get into a position on the bed that is comfortable due to the tail bone being so sore.  We will have a very restful and quiet day today as far as I know now.  I am going to try to stay up this morning until 11:30 or noon.  I hope to watch the golf tournament late this afternoon.  Yesterday when I tuned in to it they were in a rain delay and showing some previous tourney.  We did have TV dinners last night for dinner.  Mine was Marie Callendar sweet and sour chicken and rice with a side of carrots and broccoli.  Pat had a Weight Watchers Dinner but I was able to eat only half of mine to Pat finished it.

Jenny, hope you made it to the party yesterday. 

Jane, I marvel at all you accomplish in a day.  It sounds like you are a very careful and thrifty shopper.  Obviously your children do begin to want to protect us and help us as much as possible.  I remember in the early days of SeniorNet when our kids were very concerned about the people we would encounter on the site and that is one reason first time meetings were held at restaurants or hotels where a lot of other people were around. Fortunately, to my knowledge we never had a bad experience.  At least your grocery bags are not carried for very long whereas the weed whacker usually takes quite a while.  Glad the you the type you have. 

Amy, nice to see you and Kyle had such an enjoyable day.  I guess a lot of people enjoy restoring old cars and there are some beauties.  I don't think Pat still owns any cookie cutters as doesn't make cookies too often and not that type of cookie. 

Good morning Shirley.  Hope you can have a day of rest today as you deserve it. 

Gloria, it is nice to have some routine things to do each day that we can still do or have the energy to do.  It sounds like your son makes good use of his drone as seeing landscape from above certainly gives a different view than just pictures could do.  Glad you have those grab bars.  I try to keep hold of something anytime I am standing and am thankful for the grab bars in our shower and beside the stool. 

Phyllis, glad you finally got your washer/dryer installed.  Don't you wonder why we need some many dials or choices on appliances now.  I guess the snake had a favorite place by your steps.  Like the delivery man I would be very concerned that the snake would return but guess they don't like being around people.  I will see my family doctor on the 16th and will discuss it with him but I don't think there is much that can be done and sure don't want more tests.  I feel I know your all here in the discussions better than any of my family members other than our son.

JaneS

I remember back to the days of Senior Net and I did actually visit some of the people who lived not-so-far away.  When I was planning a trip to New York State to visit with two friends, Cathy said, "how do you know she's not an axe murderer?"  I relayed this to Phyllis and she answered, "Tell your daughter that I promised to leave my axe in the shed if you'd promise to leave your shotgun in the car."  When I told Cathy that, she visibly relaxed and I had a lovely weekend.  Alice Ham joined us for dinner on Sunday before I left to come home.

I've been to church and one of our members always brings a bunch of tomato plants, healthy and ready to plant for anyone who wants one.  I took one and I stopped and got some dirt fortified with fertilizer and it's planted and sitting out there in the rain.  I don't have high hopes because I'm not very good at that kind of thing but when I mentioned that I hoped they'd all been blessed, Mother Sarah thought that was a great idea and she blessed them all.  So maybe I'll have a little help

I also bought one of those doodads that you can use on your phone or Ipad when your fingers are fat (or flat) enough to pick up more than one letter.  I already feel more confident.

Now I'm off to get some lunch.  I'm hungry and Annie says she's ready for a snack, too. 

Jenny, I'm sending you a personal email!

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Joy

May 05, 2019, 12:50:16 pm #69 Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 12:53:34 pm by Joy
Already afternoon, so I will just greet you all with a special "Hello"

Started out very dreary and drizzling, but it kind of looks like the sun is trying to clear out.

I had a wonderful day yesterday.  Even felt better than I had been feeling.  I am sure getting out helped.

My son and DIL picked me up a little after 8 and we went down to Annapolis and picked up a friend of theirs, ( and mine, too) and we went across the Chesapeake Bay bridge and on down to an area around Cambridge, Md.  We visited the Harriet Tubman museum, which was one of the most interesting museums that I have ever been to.  It is fairly new, and was a beautiful building inside and out. For some reason, I have always been interested in the life of Harriet Tubman.  She was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and she had such a terrible  life as a slave. She was beaten so badly and hit in the head that had left her with seizures all her life. In spite of all that, she was so instrumental in freeing so many slaves.  She credited the good Lord for giving her the strength and fortitude to do all she did.  The exhibits in the museum were so life-like, you almost felt like they were going to start talking to you.  All the displays and exhibits were so well done and so informative.  Several films to watch and lots to read.  We all agreed we learned a lot.  Next year, 2020, there will be a new $20 bill with her picture on it.

THen, we drove down the road about 5 or 6 miles to a seafood restaurant right on the Cheapeake Bay side of the shore.  Someone had told my son about it and it had gotten rave reviews, but I was a little disappointed in my meal. Was expecting something a lot better.  It wasn't as good as some of the seafood I can get up in my area.  But,  I ate most of it and brought a doggy-bag home, which I will eat for my dinner tonight.

The day started out dreary, but by early afternoon, the sun came out and it was quite warm and humid.  We all agreed that it was a wonderful day, with lots to talk about and good conversation to enjoy.  The friend that went with us, is a girl who my son grew up with and they have stayed friends for many years.  She is always fun to be with.

If I sit around here doing nothing, I get so tired, but here I was gone almost 12 hours yesterday and I wasn't all that tired.  Felt  good getting out. Plus I slept pretty good.

Yes, I have had several "birthday gatherings", but my birthday isn't until this Tuesday.  ANd, then Mother's Day is next Sunday, and that will be another day of celebrating.  I have already been told that we all will be going out to a local place for dinner.  That should finally be the last of the celebrating.  It has been fun!

Larry, always good to see a long message from you.  Hope you will be able to have a better day today.

Jane,  I always liked to go to Ollie's.  Could always find something that I needed.  Hope you have lots of luck with your new tomato plant.  I never had too much luck growing veggies, although we did have a nice garden when my husband was around.

Phyllis, glad that you were able to figure out how to use your new washer and dryer.  I know sometimes it can be intimidating with all the bells and whistles now. Where I live, they just put in new washers and dryers.  They are bigger and hold more than the others, but the washers are both front-loaders and I never liked that kind. But, I am getting used to them, and I do find they do hold a lot more.

Gloria, glad that your son comes every week. That gives you something to look forward. And, also nice that you  can visit with your daughter via Skype.  I should look into that so that I might be able to see my little great-grandchildren more often.

A special Hello to Shirley, Amy and Gloria de  and all the other friends.  Just like someone mentioned.,  it is such a nice group that we have here, and you all are special.

And, Jenny, I, too, remember Michele in my prayers.  I know it is so hard on your whole family.  She is a strong gal and I know she will keep fighting.  And, praying for a good outcome.  So much new treatment is available today and much more on the horizon.

I hope everyone will have a nice afternoon.

Joy
BIG BOX

Denver

May 05, 2019, 03:04:40 pm #70 Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 07:49:46 pm by Denver
A good Sunday Afternoon HELLO to EVERYFRIEND!

It is CINCO de MAYO, a day that is celebrated here in Colorado with our extreme Hispanic Communities. 

LARRY, we did make it to my cousins birthday and enjoyed seeing him and his family.  It was almost a 40 minute drive so we did not stay too long as we had to pick Grandson Luke up at a birthday party he was attending.  His granddaughters husband is Hispanic, and loves to cook.  He made shrimp cocktail in a huge pot, and it was absolutely delicious.  So flavorful.  A bit on the spicy side, but not too too hot!  That is all I had, but Bob also had chicken tacos and the usual fixings and said they were really yummy.  All of the cousins little great grands were there and he wanted them to all experience fixing a banana split, so that was in place of the cake.  We left long before it was time for that, but I know everyone enjoyed it. 

We picked Luke up and headed to Dave's Home.  We all, including a Michele, laying on the sofa, watched the Kentucky Derby.  We all picked our horses.....Bob, Dave and I enjoyed a Mint Julep, and then enjoyed grilled Brats and picnic fixings for dinner.  It was fun and enjoyable.  I have to admit, Michele does not look good at all.  The darn chemo is so hard on the body.  The Derby ended very interestingly with the horse in first place being disqualified......as many of you probably know.  My chosen hourse then became #2, and that made me smile.  I chose him because of his name, CODE OF HONOR, inspite of him being #13! IF only I had money on him! Hahahha

LARRY, I am sorry about your fall and I do hope your back side is feeling better each day.  Tailbone bruises can take a long time to heal let alone if you cracked it.  I sure hope not! 

JOY, your day with family sure sounded special yesterday.  I am sorry you were disappointed with your meal. 

JANE, I received your email and as you know I loved it and appreciated your love and support so much!  I did chuckle at your your daughters comments and understand that many of us have been in a position when we were meeting individually with a SN friend, IF it was safe?  My sons used to call you all my "box friends"!  Now I think they understand how important we all are to each other.  All I know is that I feel extremely blessed for all of you that I have met in person, but feel equally the same about those of you that I have not met, face to face.  Babbling along here, but I know you all understand ❣️❣️

PHYLLIS, happy the washer and dryer were delivered and that you are pleased with your purchase.  YIKES, I think I would have been leery of walking through the Copperheads area too! 

AMY, it seems you and Kyle had a fun day yesterday also.  I have always been quite intrigued by cookie cutters....and your new ones sound interesting. 

I am off to snap some green beans for dinner. 

I must again say that I am so appreciative of all of your loving support and prayers.  It helps me through the day knowing that so many care about Michele and our family.  God bless you all. 

💞💞Jenny 

Lindancer

Good afternoon,another dreary rainy day.  Like Gloria said i cannot imagine how high the snow would be.

Jenny, I also picked


code of Honor, for the same reason. You also know prays are still being said for you and family

Amy, those cookie cutter sound interesting Hope you are having better weather. 

Jane I never herd of Ollies, but we had a beautiful dog name Ollie.

Still miss those notes from June, and the wonderful way she expressed herself

Prays and hugs to all my wonderful friend,Right now the computer is my way to the rest of the world.

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Shirley

May 05, 2019, 10:53:54 pm #72 Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 10:55:57 pm by Shirley
I'm watching radar since the tornado warning sirens went off a few minutes ago... rain is coming down but so far not the golf ball size hail (or larger). The storms are moving fast so will wait a little longer before going to bed.  Poor Tom is in a huddle in the middle of the hall, he doesn't like being in the basement (& neither do I) so will have to have more urgent warnings before I head down. The warnings just came on again so guess I'd better go check.  Heard from both sons, they are in line before it gets to my area. All of us have good basements & none in flood zones.  I know there is a logical reason why storms hit at night but sure takes the fun out of getting interesting photos. This is the first time Callie has shown any fear of rain or storms. Tiger isn't afraid of anything, just nosey.... sitting on a chair keeping track of my doings. Callie is under the bench in front of the fireplace and Tom is waiting for me to come down the hall to rescue him. We always hope for no damage but when you live in "Tornado Alley", it happens.  Tiger just patted the sliding door to go outside & when I got up to open enough for her to hear the rain & thunder, she hopped up on my chair. She out wits us all.

Thanks to all for the messages today, I've been to read many times but every time think I should "wait until later" to post. Have done nothing worth while except go to church today & eat too many times. I feel like a toad tonight.

Don't remember where I copied this bit if information, my Word Pads are full of these tid-bits.  "A rough rule of thumb for nurses and physicians is that for every day an elderly patient spends in bed, 1 percent of muscle mass is lost. "You'd be surprised how quickly it can go below the point where you can safely stand up and move".

And from June: "Have a peaceful night dear hearts...give your worries to God and sleep in peace...He will be awake all night anyway. "   

JaneS

I just stopped by to read and I didn't plan to post because I've been feeling "out of it" all day.  The dogs must have known it because they didn't bother me all afternoon and I know I had  temp because I felt it when it broke.  I'm beginning to feel bettr now.

However, my real reason for posting is to tell JOY that if her birthday is really Tuesday, she shares a birth date with one of my favorite people....my DADDY!  We used to share our birthday when I was older and he always made me feel special!  I know everyone is making you feel special!  Enjoy it!!

Good Nighe my friends!  Feel better and peppier tomorrow.

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Lloyd Hammond

well It is past time to bid you all good Night and sweet Dreams. Gloria that is interesting about the drone. I would post more one on one but for my short term Memory, as for meeting Like we used to at the Bashes like we used to do. I rely on god to guide me each time. I do not however pick up hitch hikers now days. a indecent that happened when a uncle picked up one once. He got in the back seat behind my aunt, Uncle asked him where he was headed. he said to a hospital I do not rember the name of it. the man got out a knife and held it my aunts thought and said go uncle did and when they stopped. he jumped out and ran, the process caused her to have a heartache someone seen the man do that and got the security Guard. ant they treated her fast and she recovered fast. she lived to be  well up in the years but had to deal with heart problems rest of her life, I do not know if that caused it or she would had it to deal with anyway. but now days we have cell phones and can call 911 for help as we did yesterday when we ran out of gas. I best run down and go to bed ,hope to see you all tomorrow. put your weapons up and trust in god.

Lloyd

Amy

May 06, 2019, 06:24:27 am #75 Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 06:26:33 am by Amy
Good morning everyone..

Looking to be a nice day here. We are off to the city to the RA Dr. Will pick up a few things then head home.

Jane, hope you are feeling much better today. I bought a battery operated weed trimmer and love it. Much easier than pulling on a gas one.

Lloyd, hope today is a good one for you.

Shirley, hope the tornados missed you.

Gloria de, I had looked all over for this size of cutter, never did I think I would get one at a car show!

Gloria, hope the dampness doesn't bother your back!

Larry, nice to see your post and hope today is a great day for you.

Joy, sounds like you had the perfect day with family and friends.

Jenny, we don't care for too spicy of food either. A little goes a long way. Continued prayers for all.

Phyliss, I had to look up copperheads. I don't mind snakes, will pick them up out of harms was but a spider will put me on the run!

Better get my city duds on.....

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

Joy

Good early morning.  I am up early as I want to get my hair done this morning, and need to go downstairs to see what times are available.   Also have mail that I want to go out today.  So, I need to get moving.

Good Morning, Amy. Hope you have a good trip to the city.

JANE,  yes, my actual birthday is tomorrow, Tuesday the 7th.  I am pleased that I share the day with your Dad.  If you take after him, I can understand what a special person he was to you.   

I am so blessed to have a special family and many special friends. 

Hope everyone will have a good day.

Joy
BIG BOX

JaneS

May 06, 2019, 06:46:38 am #77 Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 06:48:18 am by JaneS
Good Morning Everyfriend!  After a good night's sleep I feel a LOT better this morning.  The only residual is a runny nose so I make sure the Kleenex is handy.

JOY, I'll never forget YOUR birthday!

The doggies and I are waiting for the boinger and then we'll have breakfast.  Then the day begins.  I had thought I might call off work today but I think I'll be able to do it.  I actually feel pretty good after sleeping most of yesterday and then having a pretty good night, too

I wish you all a good day filled with whatever it is that pleases you!

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phyllis

May 06, 2019, 08:10:25 am #78 Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 08:12:24 am by phyllis
I can actually see blue sky and sunshine this morning. We are having a couple days break from rain.  I'll enjoy it even though today I will only be doing the normal chores.
 
I was just looking at what is left of the woodland shade garden that Tom and I planted many years ago and enjoyed very much before the labor got too much for him.  Mother Nature is tending it now and has made it a lovely place for me to look at.  The fern bed has spread and is much larger now and the different types of ferns that we planted are lush and beautiful.  So are the hardy Begonias, Solomon's Seal, Bleeding Heart, Fairy Wings, Lenten Rose, Wood Violets, Heuchera, Hostas, and all of the more than 30 azaleas that we planted. And, the weeds such as English Ivy, Virginia Creeper, and Wild Strawberry are very plentiful but, Mother N. likes them so I do, too.  After all, one person's weeds are another person's wild flowers.   ;)

Joy, I'll say a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! one day early so I'll be sure to remember.  I hope tomorrow will be as lovely as the family celebrations have already been.

I must get some breakfast and start a washing.  I'll be back later....maybe. 
phyllis
Cary,NC

Lloyd Hammond

May 06, 2019, 08:50:11 am #79 Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 08:52:16 am by Lloyd Hammond
Joy Happy birthday and as long as you have reasonable health and want to may you have many more, it is 59º and cloudy here today and calling for 71º for the high.

Lloyd

larryhanna

Hi Everyone. Our day is starting out with nice sunshine but it is suppose to be partly or mostly cloudy all day long.  Yesterday turned out to not be a very good day as around noon I had another bad call here in my office.  I had been up and using the walker and was ready to sit down at my desk.  I reached back of me for my the arm of my office chair while holding onto one handle of my walker.  I am not sure what happened but some way I lost my balance and fell backward to the floor.  Of course I couldn't get up but finally was able to move out enough so that I could lay down and Pat called Scott, who came right out and was able to lift me upright again.  I landed on my sore tail bone and then my back hit my waste can.  Fortunately I did not hit my head and I broke nothing.  However, I have a bigger and darker bruise at my tail bone and two very large bruises on my back plus several other smaller bruises on my arms.  I dreaded last night but took 2 Tylenol and was able to lay on my sides rather than my back and I slept without pain all night, which was a very pleasant surprise.  It took me an hour this morning to get dressed and out of the bedroom so moving very slowly.  This morning I made a change in where I have my side table so that it is back of me in the area where I fell yesterday.  This is the beginning of the 5th month since the deterioration of my health started and it has been a steady downhill rather than getting better as I had hoped.   Fortunately I have no doctor's appointment until Wednesday morning so plan a quiet day today.  I read all of the postings in the discussions when I went to bed last night using my iPhone.  I am going to just check in today as really don't feel like sitting here at my desk this morning.

Mary Ann

Phyllis, your woodland garden sounds like something I would love to see.  I like areas that are more natural than formal.  You planted some things I've never heard of.  My neighbor has kind of taken over my garden area under my kitchen window and while I do appreciate it, she plants tall things and my poor little perennial bulbs don't have a chance.  I can't manage the care of the area and Tom doesn't care about it.  I want to have a work-free area for him after I'm not here. 

Today I saw a freighter on the St Clair River with a Netherlands flag and its destination is Casablanca.  Most ships that are on the Great Lakes stay in the US. 

Mary Ann

Carol

We are waiting - not sure if a friend and daughter are stopping to visit,stay overnight or pass on by.  I have two frozen pizzas and will run out to buy a large salad if they stay.  She is a dear friend - she cannot make decisions & her daughter is driving.  Weather is looking iffy for later with possible snow.  Oh, the daughter is driving from Tucson to Minneapolis. They will stop somewhere and we do hope they stay for a visit overnight. 

Denver

May 06, 2019, 07:43:11 pm #83 Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 07:47:01 pm by Denver
Monday has been busy for us.....

SHIRLEY, I do hope your weather did not get too, too bad for you. 

GLORIA de, I smiled when I read that you also chose CODE OF HONOR in the Kentucky Derby.  Sweet❣️

Our Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team MUST beat the San Jose Sharks tonight here in Denver or we are OUT🙏🙏

AMY, hope your drive to the city was a good one. 

MARYANN, it is nice that the neighbor helps out with your garden area, but sorry what she has planted over shadows your bulb plants.

CAROL, I hope you have heard from your friend and her daughter by now. 

PHYLLIS, your natural garden area sounds very to enjoy.  It seems all of your hard work back in the time that your Tom was able to care for it, paid off. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, tomorrow, JOY. 

JANE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to your Daddy in Heaven🌷


Enjoy the rest of your day, EVERYFRIEND🥰

Jenny




Lloyd Hammond

well I am putting this thing to bed early to night. I think I will get up early in the morning and take off hunting a mirror for the RV. so good night and sweet dreams

Lloyd

Lindancer

Good evening, I think that was the sun I saw to day. but by Wed. more rain

Larry, I know how you feel. a few weeks ago I was able to teach a class, use to take me 'about half hour from the time i got up to the breakfast table. Now 1 hour.
Don't forget this is the golden years

Joy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY :thumbup:

Carol,I know you will enjoy your friends visit.

Phyllis, you garden sounds beautiful, as Mary Ann said you have a lot of plants we have never heard.  The garden my husband and I started is overrun by Lily of the valley (my mothers) favorite flower. I did have the Pops dollars, and tiger lilies. By the way my Lily of the Valley is purple. people as me for a plant as they have never seen the other then white

Amy safe drive to city

Jenny, remembering you with prays

Shirley, I will say it once again, If I come back it  as a cat I want to live with you :2funny:  :D

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Shirley

Since I do everything "bass akk-wards" I will start with the last post first.  Gloria de.... if you come back as a cat I will offer you what every sounds good to eat & join you (if you let me) with your red/purple had parties!  I never knew anyone to enjoy life more than you......

Oh, poor Larry's tush, not smart to bruise that bone again. Sadly, don't even have anything to show to get sympathy.  :tissue:
You & Lloyd need bubble wrap clothes! 

Lloyd, what's this about running out of gas????  Don't you know we are supposed to keep gas on the top half?  Shame, shame!

Phyllis, I am still day dreaming about your woodland shade garden... it sounds wonderful, my imagination has run amuck.....

Sorry you caught a bug, Jane.... hope you get a chance to get over & stronger, does take the starch out of us.

Joy & Mary Ann, it's been such fun hearing about all your parties, Jane's, too.... You know you are loved.  :tup:

Amy & Jenn, you both have been dealing with so much this past year.... I wish you both a period of peace and love and that both of your families get healthy fast.

Carol, hope your friend gets to stay long enough to catch up with smiles & giggling.

Callie, I think this batch of storms comes from the west, like yesterday. Have not had a chance to see how you are doing since the local weather guessers are so excited about storms that didn't happen here. That old saying about crying "wolf" too often is so true, doubt if I would duck if I saw a tornado danging over the pool. That pool is running over right now so will have to get the cover off & drain down, but can't put chemicals in until it quits raining. Tomorrow the city is going to close our street off to "re-surface"... oil, tar & sand. People that must get out will have to park their cars on another street, but if it rains, it will happen another day.  Wonder how many days we can sit in limbo?  I was going to order from Chewy but had second thoughts since not sure day they can deliver. Had to call Andy to fix one of the bathroom commodes, it had been running for 2 days & I couldn't make an appointment with a plumber.. or the AC man or pool service, yard guys mowed so fast today the weeds just lay down until they left & stood back up.  whine-whine.

I've been munching on Taco Bell meal, cold now so better get it finished. I am SO sleepy. Sweet dreams to all.  Shirley

JaneS

May 06, 2019, 11:08:38 pm #87 Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 11:10:47 pm by JaneS
I've been busy since I came home from work.  Of course, part of the "busy" was he mandatory nap.  I didn't get it until after supper because I didn't think I should sleep this afternoon.  When I was changing my clothes after work, I bent down to look in the bottom drawer of the dresser and I BANGED my head on the top of the dresser.  It hurt so bad that it shocked me and I didn't start to cry until I had the shirt out of the drawer and half way on my body.  Strangely enough, it doesn't hurt much at all now but I didn't think I should sleep so soon after that. How dumb can you get!  You don't think this accident thing is catchy by internet, do you?

Got all the "sitty around" things stuffed in drawers and out of my "dynamo's" way for tomorrow.  After she leaves someone else will be coming by to do a house assessment.  Thank goodness, he opted to come the same day as the cleaning dynamo but a bit later.  I won't have to clean up for him.

PHYLLIS, your all-natural garden is my kind of garden.  No weeds to pull, nothing to trim...just enjoy!

I'm off to bed now.  I wish you peaceful sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!


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CallieOK

Getting here a bit late but wanted to see what's going on with Shirley's weather before I commented.

Goodness, Girlfriend, Your area is getting pounded!  Hope your house escapes the wind/rain/hail/etc.

Not only are we going to get weather coming from the west; what's in your area now is coming south at the same time.  Not Good when "north meets west" over us!  Not supposed to be in metro OKC until the wee hours of Wednesday morning so tomorrow night may be a short one.

However, I have high ceilings and am a sound sleeper so, with my hearing issues, I may miss the whole thing.

Larry, so sorry to hear about your falls....particularly since you hit the same spot twice.  Can only imagine how uncomfortable you are.  Hope you heal quickly.

Joy, what a lovely birthday celebration you had over the weekend.  and

:happybday: tomorrow

Oh, Amy,  you do NOT want to pick up a copperhead snake  :no: :no:  :no:  Quite a few homeowners around here find nests of them in piles of wood or heavy shrubbery.  NOT pleasant!!

Janie,  so sorry you were "out of it" after a busy time and happy to see you're "back in it" now. 

 :wave: to those I didn't mention.  I do read all the posts and think of things to say but forget what it was by the time I'm writing  Hope you catch the good thoughts and love coming your way.

Off to  :study: and then to  :sleepy:

 :sleep: , Everyfriend.

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I hope the bad weather chose to go around all of you and that you are safe and sound.  Our temps today are supposed to hit the low to mid 70s but by the time they get there....guess what?  More rain!  We do not need more rain!  I think I'm even getting waterlogged!  But at least Mother Nature didn't choose to add wind and stir up the mix as it goes!

The doggies and I woke up early this morning.  They would have napped  bit more but I couldn't get back to sleep (too much on my mind) so I chose to get up.  I've already had my first cup of coffee and read my email.  The doggies have had their pill and we're waiting for the boinger.

Today will be busy!  After everyone leaves I'll take the trash to the dumpster and stop in the hardware store to check out something. 

Enjoy your day and I hope the storms all stay waaaaaay over there!  Maybe Jabip needs them!

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