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Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, August 15, 2019, 12:00:01 am

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Lloyd Hammond

Good morning everyone. well I am up for the day i think, sun is trying to peek through. at 6:00 A M. here. hope everyone has a great day. the man at the shop got the turn signal Lights to working and figured out the brake light switch was bad why they were working, but had to order it in ,will be here today, so tomorrow we should be safe again, will be glad to be safe again,I do not want to cause hurt to anyone.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  Sorry AMY, I did a crossword puzzle first or I'd have been in here first and you wouldn't have had to talk to yourself.

I think Annie is suject to allergies too.  She's been scratching like crazy lately.  I'm tried all my homemade remedies and they're not working so today, I call the vet.  It's so hard to watch them suffer!

Also want to finish up the meatballs and get them in the freezer before Christy and family shows up.  That and taking the trash to the dumpster are today's assignments.  In between, I have some papers to shred and a couple of things to clean up.  Not much else on the agenda. 

AMY, it's not a coworker that I need to have get my info.  It's a manager.  Or I need to take time off the register and sit down in front of a computer at work.  And with only 12 hours on the clock and those being some of the busiest hours, I don't like to do that.  But what really irritates me is that they keep changing how you have to access the info.  One day it's one thing and then the next day they change it.  It's not our store doing it.  It's the central office.  If I were in Oklahoma,  I'd go in the office and give them a piece of my mind....not that it would do any good but it would make me feel better.

Now that's out and I'm going to forget it for today.  Nobody even has to comment on it.  Just ignore it.  I have to close this up because it's time for the boinger and the doggies are getting restlss.  Breakfast Time Approaches!

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

PS. Good Morning LLOYD.  Be safe, ALWAYS!

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I'm here but won't stay long.  I've been in the hospital. Still not feeling too good but at least, I'm home again.  Don't like hospitals but glad they are there when needed.  I'll come back later to tell more.  Just wanted to let you know I'm still among the living.


Good morning everyone, boy did we get rain yesterday. Started early morning  and still pouring when I went to bed. Just heard on TV this area had 3 inches of rain. Sure glad it wasn't snow. With the wind we had, too, we would be snowed in almost. Sky is clear now but lot of clouds. The tiles put into the hallways are carpeting squares, much better than what they tore up. A grayish blue with white specks, pretty.

JANE  glad you make your own meatballs and not settle for those frozen ones they sell now. I had a niece who bought those and they were tough and way too much garlic in them I took one bite and left the rest. She always took short cuts in her cooking and wondered why I did not accept more invitations for a meal. Hope to see some pictures of you new garden yard when it is finished.

MARY ANN  I preferred baking pies to cakes. I could never make cakes look pretty, no talent for decorating them. My Mother was a great cook and guess I was spoiled with all home made food.

JENNY  I think we all miss JOAN, I still miss her morning words of wisdom she spent so much time looking for. I might not have been so mad at that old man if he ate it himself but to pick it and give it to a friend of his made me see red. On the hews this morning they were showing many accidents by those trying to be a red light. Talking about putting cameras in all traffic lights to take pictures of all running red lights and giving them BIG fines or loosing the right to drive. Oh NO too young for football.Cannot see why those that should know understand about brain injury from the rough play.

JANE  the group my CNA belonged to was taken over by a different group and were told nothing would change. Ha! She now has to have a smart phone in order  to sign in when she gets here and do the same when she leaves here. They want to make sure they do not cheat on the times they are working.

AMY  if I was a early starter in the mornings I could have gone downstairs to wait out the time but I an slow now in the mornings. At times I do not get around to getting dressed till after 10. I sit here with my 2 cups of coffee to see what every one has done since yesterday, then check my email and answer some of them and delete junk. They did this short hall yesterday and half of the long hall. Will take several weeks before they finish. I dread when they do the elevator. I cannot do the stairs and if I could I can not take my rollator down with me.

PHYLLIS  so sorry you were in the hospital. Not a pleasant place to go but glad it is there when needed. Take care of yourself and feel better.

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Phyllis: Great to have you back and thanks for sending us your information. It surely is not fun to be in hospital any time- except when bringing home a baby  :)  Let everyone help you so you will stay home. 


August 29, 2019, 07:32:18 pm #125 Last Edit: August 29, 2019, 07:34:15 pm by Shirley
Phyllis, sorry about the trip to the hospital. Hope they fixed whatever ailed you. I packed up the RV with cats & fixin's for a birthday party for my brother (94), his wife (85), roast & gravy, mashed potatoes, 3 kinds of bread (to go with the gravy and to use as open face meat spread sandwich).... My brother loved meat spread so I took a "tub" of it, along with the birthday cake that was a "Mom's special". (... remember that chocolate cake that takes a cup of boiling water mixed in just before dumping in the cake pan?) Took off yesterday morning but loaded the cats the night before & I slept in the RV with them so I didn't have to chase them down before leaving. It was a nice cool night but has warmed up something awful since!  The "feels like" temp while ago when I got home was 98 degrees. Humidity is awful! Comfortable night at the lake & drove home today. I am zoned out right now.

Gloria, I've decided I can learn to like a lot of foods as long as I don't have to fix them. When I cooked the eye of round roasts to have the lean meat to grind for meat spread... just couldn't throw away "all those good drippings" so made a lot of gravy from 2 cast iron Dutch ovens... then cut up about half of one of the 3 big roasts I cooked.... so bite size chunks of meat in the gravy & don't even need a knife to eat over mashed potatoes or thick slices of bread.  Everyone seemed to like it. I took a family size package of instant mashed potatoes... along with a quart of whole milk. I mix half & half of water & milk so they taste more like "real" mashed potstoes. My sister fixed a delicious strawberry & spinach salad. I am so tired tonight, had a head wind most of the way but cross wind when it changed. Think I need a nap before going to bed!

Can't make sense tonight... had turned the computer off & when it came back on it had a warning about a virus... turned it off again & it didn't save the Word Pads I keep minimized down to use all the time. Will wait until later to see how much damage this caused. (Scarlett)... "I'll think about it tomorrow.".


Time to say good night..

Phyliss , I am glad you are home. Hospitals are nice when needed but there is no place like home.

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


Popped in to say Good Nin Everyfriend and need to tell Phyllis, "I'm very glad you're home.  Now you take good care of yourself, you hear?"

I'm off to Dreamland.  I hope they're all good ones.  I wish you all peaceful sleep and a very happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one.

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Good morning everyone...

We had a thunderstorm during the night with a gentle much needed  rain, Trip to the vet went well, two different pills and a spray for Babe for her feet. They seem to be working as she is not biting at her feet now...plus I have a sock covering it also.

Have household chores to do today, when do we not? Pick up hubby's blister packs from the drug store then off to a garage sale at our old home.

Shirley that meal sounds so delicious, melt in your mouth delicious. I am not a fan of humidity, makes one melt!

Better go see what Jesse is up to, he is too quiet.

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!  I'm up and attem but don't have much time.  I have to get dressed and take the doggies for a walk before I go to work. 

AMY, we got one pill and a spray for Annie's leg.  I never thought about putting a sock on her leg.  I wonder if I have one small enough.   Maybe I'll pick up a pair of kids socks on my way home. 

I better get a move on! 

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

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August 30, 2019, 08:21:53 am #130 Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 08:23:36 am by phyllis
I had a good night's sleep so feel much better today.  I was so sick with head pain, nausea, and extreme vertigo and when both arms became numb David decided to call EMS. They were thinking I was having a stroke so took me to the hospital.  They kept me for two days and did all kinds of tests and found no sign of stroke or anything going on in the brain.  Apparently, after a long time of being in remission, the Meniere's Syndrome has come back.  Not much can be done about that except to take some medicines and pray that it goes away.  I'm getting back to a more normal feeling and hope it stays that way.

It is a beautiful morning here with temps in the 60's and much lower humidity so that helps.  David is keeping us fed and keeping the house running smoothly.  Thanks to a lot of mac'n cheese that I made in the IP a couple of weeks ago and put in the freezer, plus the generosity of friends, we have had enough food to eat that didn't need much preparation.  I must eat breakfast.  Have been cautioned by doctor to eat regular, small, bland meals to avoid the nausea, if possible. 

Sorry I have not commented to each one of you but I want you to know that it means a lot to me that you have been concerned.

I think the IP will make some Egg Custard for me today.  That should go down and stay down OK.


Good morning everyone, just heard on the news that the old Farmers'Almanac is saying a hard winter this year. I was wondering if it would be an early winter this year since the "dog days of summer" were here in July instead of August this year.  Will just have to see if the Almanac is right for a change. The workers finished the hall way on this floor yesterday and it looks so good. Softer underfoot, almost like it is spongy. Would be nice to walk barefoot on but that is something I no longer do.

SHIRLEY  I always made a lot of gravy with a beef roast. Love a hot beef sandwich with left overs. Then mashed potatoes need that gravy, too. I used to buy the eye round corned beef  but now they don't seem to have them every St. Patrick's day so gave up corned beef. Glad you had a good trip but sorry you got home to high humidity. Like you it is something I could live without. I have seen the spinach strawberry salad but never tempted to try it. Odd combination.

AMY  when we have a thunderstorm during the night I seldom hear  it unless there is a very loud boom that wakes me. Jesse like a little kid? when quiet we figure they are up to something bad.

JANE  my daughters dog will not keep anything on his feet, will not let her put a coat on him either on the cold winter days where they are now in Arizona. He does not mind walking in the snow they get but hates going out when it is raining.

Looks like the southeast Florida coast is in for Dorian to hit. I think if we get one here I will ask my son if I can stay at his house. The material in this building is not the best and wonder how it will stand up to a hurricane. We have not had one in this area since it was built. I can picture the roof over me being blown away. Oh well should borrow trouble before it happens, right?

PHYLLIS   glad David and your friends are taking care of you and making sure you have good things to eat. Rest and take care of yourself. Post when you are up to it so we know you are OK.

Have a good day everyone.

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Mary Ann

Phyllis, I hope you are better for a while.  It is scary when your symptoms mimic a stroke. 

I'm the one who did not sleep well last night.  It happens occasionally, but not for the same reason.  I have neuropathy in my feet and lower legs.  Nothing like Norm had, but it flares up occasionally.  My feet are hot and my legs feel prickly.  I could not get comfortable. 

Amy, my radar looked as if your area was having rain.  It hit us last night as we left a restaurant and by the time we got home (one mile away), the rain was coming down in buckets. 

Gloria, living on the top floor of a building, I'd get out too if there was a hurricane.  We have storms, but not hurricanes here.

Mary Ann


Good morning.  It is still a little chilly, but suppose to warm up for the weekend. Temperatures back in the 80's for next week.

I have been kind of busy for the past couple days. There was a luncheon here on Wed. and then I made a trip to Wal-Mart. I needed a new watchband and wound up just buying a new watch.  It wasn't that much more than the watchband would have been. It was a cheap watch and it is fine. I have a whole box of watches that don't work anymore. I even have a real good watch that was my mothers.  I don't know why I am keeping all of them. LOL

Phyllis, sorry to hear that you were in the hospital. However, so glad that you are home and did not have a stroke. But, I know that dizziness isn't fun to deal with either.  Hope you will feel better soon.

Shirley, glad you had a nice trip to your brothers and your meals sound delicious. It has been a long time since I have fixed a roast.  Sure had my mouth watering for a nice hot roast beef sandwich. I do fix the instant potatoes and I, also doctor them up a bit. Since it is just me, it doesn't pay to make a lot of big meals for myself.

So far, I do not have any plans for the upcoming week end.  I have an eye doctor tomorrow morning, and hopefully, I will get out for breakfast. My son will be taking me.

I need to get myself  mnoving. Have a few chores to do and then hopefully, will get to sit outside later this afternoon.

Have a great day.



I'm home from work and I'm all in but my shoestrings and if I could find any of them, I bet they'd be all in, too.

For my lunch today, I picked the second tomato off my vine and had hal of it in a sandwich with nothing else and the rest of it just plain!  It was sooooooo good!  I said I had the second one.  The first one is still sitting on the counter waiting for daughter Christy to get here tomorrow.  I told her the first one was hers for giving the vine the loving touch it needed to grow.  I've never been able to grow any before!

Stay well, stay cool, stay dry, stay here!  I love hearing from all of you!

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So happy to see you post again, so enjoy your ventures :O) and that precious wild garden :)

Be well and improve daily.



August 31, 2019, 12:12:20 am #136 Last Edit: August 31, 2019, 11:07:21 am by Denver
Posting late again....I just do not know about ME😩

PHYLLIS, I am sorry to read about your not feeling well and being n the hospital.  So happy you are home and I verĂ©is he you the bes5 to feel stronger every day! Glad your David is taking good care of you.

We were suppose to head up to Vail for the holiday weekend, but Bob just did not feel like putting up with crowded roads, etc., so instead we decided to drive up to one of our 14'ers, Mt. Evans, and what a wonderful day we had.  We picked our youngest son Brian up and he rode up with us.   We have not driven up there in several years and after doing it we all said how sad we are that we do not do this drive more often.  Many of you wo7ld love the views, however not the road!  It is a paved two way road, but quite narrow in many spots with no edge on the road.  I drove so I was fine, but I would have been very nervous if I had been a passenger!

Last night we were invited to Megan's Parents home for dinner and to spend a bit of time with Jonah.  He was a bit better with us, but still a little shy.  It was good to be able to be with him again even though it was only for a couple of hours.  They flew home to California today, and Mark sure was happy to have them back home. 

LLOYD, glad you have the lights fixed on the motor home and hopefully you and Nancy can get on the road soon.

Nice to see your post, JOY.

Since we did not go to Vail, Dr. Dave and Family dropped of Lola Doodle Dog here before they headed up to Vail. They could not leave until Matt was done with football practice and Kate finished dance.  I am hoping to hear from him soon saying they are there safe and sound.  I hope since they left late that they avoided some of the heavy traffic.

SHIRLEY, the meal you fixed for your brother and sil sounded yummy.  I hope the6 appreciated your driving there and bringing them that nice Birthday meal. 

JANE, , my mouth watered thinking about you enjoying the tomato sandwich.  How sweet to leave the first beauty for Christy to enjoy.....how sweet!

GLORIA, glad the flooring looks nice and feels spongy under your feet.....it would be fun to walk barefoot on it! 

I must get this posted....sleep well EVERYFRIEND💐💐



Good morning everyone..
A lovely day here, nice and cool.
Yesterday ended up being a busy day I did get the floors washed but no ironing done. We went to a garage sale at our old house, met really nice people and had a long chat about the house. We also bought a hall tree with a bench, heavy outfit but we took it apart, put all the seats down in the van and brought it home. Well, the place it should be was occupied but that was soon remedied. Now it is up and looks great!! They had some beautiful pieces of furniture to sell.

Today is laundry, finish up what I didn't do yesterday but go to town first before it gets crowed, long weekend here and roads are also packed.

Jenny, how did Matt like his football practise?

Gloria, no storms here last night but the one before sure made up for it. At least the power stayed on here.

Jane ,enjoy your time with Christy .Hope you had a good nights rest last night.

Joy, a lot of things are made that way now ,seems one can buy a new one cheaper. Even hobby's tools the batteries are expensive, might as well pay the extra for a brand new one.

Mary Ann ,hope you had a better sleep last night. Hubby also  has that in his hands and feet and there are times when I am driving home he rolls his pant legs up because his legs are too hot.

Phyliss, I can relate wheat you went through as that is what happened to me. NOT a nice feeling at all, I wouldn't drive it was all one could do was walk. Glad you are feeling better, just take things slow and easy. Made pea soup in the IP...done in 18 min compared to 4-5 hours on the stove!

Lloyd, glad everything is ready and safe for you and Nancy. Safe trip!

Mycheal, nice to see you, hope you join in more often.

I had better get a move 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


I can't get my brain settled on doing any one thing so far this week. Don't know if I have a "bug" or doozie hay fever, but my head is full, sneezing, coughing & even "growl" when I start to talk.... chest congestion from all this phlegm (that's how wi-ki insists I spell it)....BUT..

Jane I go back & read over the last few days to refresh what I wanted to say.... and keep smiling at your rant..."Now that's out and I'm going to forget it for today.  Nobody even has to comment on it.  Just ignore it." So everyone ignored for you, except I can't let it go any longer.... :knuppel2:  ;)  .... As soon as I get something out of my system in here, I feel better... and think it works for you, too. Hope all's well now, hugs for you.

Jenn, (or is it Kenny now?  ;D  )... are the trees showing any sign of early color?  Don't think there is any way I'll get there in Sept this year.... have a class reunion the first week of Oct & meeting with my parents hometown museum people to donate some of the school books that belonged to my father & even his mother (she was born in 1871 so very old books), including McGuffey readers. The books were special to Dad & I think he would be pleased to have them in the museum school room. Anyway, think my fall is pretty full so will have to settle for online pics & may even get out the paints & put my memories on canvas.

Phyllis, I googled your problem & since I have tinnitus really bad for years, (I know, nothing as bad as yours) but found when early on the noise was so irritating.... and my solution was to put my little Sony Walkman ear buds in & turn on the music...it did drown out the crickets/"katy-deds" or whatever you call those noisy critters in my head. When my kids were teens & had to have their wisdom teeth taken out to avoid undoing all the good braces had done, I had them take the little Sony to plug into their ears so they didn't hear the noise the dentist/oral surgeon made. They said it helped. Since I can't take pills I am always looking for ways to fix my problems without.... can't expect a doctor to help when I'm not willing to take their advice/pills. Because I have something going on with my eyes/body that scares me (more than 10 years), eyes start filling with "pixels" of colors & I grab a 325mg Bayer to take fast, fearful it is a stroke..... goes away within minutes so not at all sure what the cause & none of my doctors can guess what I'm talking about, except the ophthamologist thought it might be a migraine without the headache. As long as the aspirin works, I'm not going through a lot of tests when not willing to take pills that cause worse problems. I have noticed that now that I am taking more aspirin as a blood thinner, it doesn't work as fast when one of these "spells" hits. Anyway, you know I have a history of wanting to fix everyone's problems so don't pay attention to ole doctor Shirley.  :crazy2:

Joy, I discovered the same thing when my last watch needed a new band & battery.... cost more to replace the parts than buy new. I have been using a Fitbit for years now & love how accurate they are... & just plug in to charge every few days. I'm wearing the Versa model now, thanks to my daughter, it not only tells me how many steps I take but how much sleep I get (or don't)... Never have to set it since "it comes from satellite signal"... guess that's true, doesn't have a means to set the time. When I first started wearing one I often got 10,000 steps, now my goal is 5,500 & I don't hit that real often. Mainly track sleep & get angry when it doesn't count short naps! My kids all wear them & give each other a hard time when their steps aren't up to par. I am in their "friend group" to see what they are doing.  :thumbup:

I got on the computer to print my grocery list of coupons (don't have to print coupons, just the list). Need to get gas in the little car.... still have 60 cents off per gallon that must be used today... had $2.00 off when filling the elephant... can only use one at a time but put in the first 25 gallons & only half full... so used the other dollar off & put in nearly another 25 gallons, that saved me $70 on gas that fill up!  I use gift cards to buy everything to get those gas points & wait until they have a "4x" offer like this week end. Lowe's, Amazon & taking everyone to breakfast on Sunday mornings keeps me stocked up. At 4x I spend $250 & get the thousand points for a dollar off for 35 gallons. Been sitting here for nearly 2 hours typing & thinking & still don't have my list printed.  Tom came in & thought he was going to get breakfast so better get moving.

Have a Super Saturday!  Love y'all.  Shirley


Good morning everyone, woke later and that feels good. Getting tired of waking around 5 in the morning, Heck I don't have to get up and ready to go to work anymore. The sun is shining and the sky is blue so should be a good day.

MARY ANN  last time a hurricane got to this area was back in 1954 and did a lot of damage. Usually hits the shore line bad. We have not had one in this part since this building was put up.

JOY  I had a nice couple of months with no appointments, next one is near the end of September.

JANE  nothing tastes as good as picking a tomato and enjoying it ASAP. I could be happy with tomato sandwiches every day of the year if they were all like the ones we pick in the summer.

JENNY  the carpet tiles now in the hallway I would like it on the floors in here, then I would be walking barefoot in here.

AMY this week end here I sure would not want to travel any place. Traffic will be horrible with some going to a last week end away from home or coming home from a summer away.

SHIRLEY  my doctor told me that if my back pain acts up between my pain pills to take an aspirin, think that works better than the pain pills I hate taking, they do not work that good and I will not take more than prescribed.

Have a good day.

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I'm up and attem and ready for company but I still have a couple of things to do before they get here.  Annie's de-itchyizer pill is due now and that means I have to spray her foot and take them for a walk to distract her from licking the stuff off before it has time to do it's job.  The vet said that if she does lick at it, there's nothing there that can harm her but I need to give it time to set to do it's job.

So I'm off to take care of that.

I read everything and I sympathize, agree, worry, care and love all of you! 

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

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Want to check radar before going to the store... so nice & cool right now, Gloria, you'd love it! Every time I hear one of the commercials that have the "pot" in it (now that it's legal in KS)... I think of you & wonder if you've tried it yet on your back. I know during WWII we heard that Kansas was planting it all over for the rope/hemp, & that's why it got a bad name, the wild kids of the generation later harvesting & smoking. I guess there is a difference in what CBD is & whatever the other part that gives a "high" is. Anyway, I think of your back pain & wish you could find something that really helped. This morning temps feels like fall but know it will get hot later, I'd love to get more sleep but hate to waste the cool air. Decisions!!! I need to trim my hair before a shower so better check radar & make the choice... DO SoMETHING!


Good Morning Everyone,
from the Rocky Coast of Maine,  which is
feeling very "Fall Like" this morning.

Nice warm temperatures with very low 
humidity...  My favorite. 

Hard to believe that tomorrow is
September 1st!!    My favorite time
of the year,  which is right around
the corner. 

Heres hoping that nobody here is
affected by the latest hurricane.

Have a better day,  Everyone!

"The greatest glory in living,
lies not in never falling, but
in rising every time we fall." - .

  Duluth Harbor Cams:


Another lovely day slowly coming to an end here..
Laundry off the line and put away, I even baked cookies ,so we have something to nibble on with a cold glass of milk...oatmeal cookies are in the hidey hole.
The other day I made Bean and bacon soup....must have been really good when hubby said you can make that again!! Found the recipe here...an although I didn't use the thyme or bay leaves it was still good.


Going to go put my feet up for a bit,.. I played frisbee with Jesse and then picked beans and that is all I am going to do.
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


I have more "un-done" chores than what got done... Got stuck by a train, really long one, so couldn't get to the bank to deposit my pension check before noon. Did get the groceries I went for but by the time I gassed up Little Red & made my way through packed grocery aisles, it was hot when I got home & still had to have a bite of lunch & nap won out over cleaning out the RV. The river is up so can't get out to feed the fish.... but left some food down for whatever critters eats rib bones & bread. Won't be a trace left when I go down tomorrow, something can chew up those bones completely. Tom & Tiger only went out on the top of the hill to watch me go down, Callie came down with me. She loves going out onto the sandy river bed to roll, but smart enough to not want to get wet with that little stream next to the bank still flowing. All 3 are sitting in the pool area watching the back door, they know it's about time for their "midnight snack" of canned Friskies. They all cleaned out their bowls of the roast & gravy for supper. I also gave them each 5 pieces of hamburger. They have been eating a lot of dry Friskies as well as their salmon & tuna for breakfast. Since I haven't been buying the rotisserie chicken  for them I give them some canned chicken breast (from Sam's Club). They aren't crazy about it but usually Tiger will go around & clean out Tom & Callie's bowls. I heard that cats had to have a strict diet but these cats didn't read about that.

Amy, I do love oatmeal cookies (without raisins). I used to put in butterscotch chips sometimes when the kids were little. Had a neighbor years ago that baked oatmeal cookies for her husband's breakfast... he left early & all he wanted was the cookies & cup of coffee. My mother said her grandmother loved a piece of apple pie for breakfast.

Well, the kids have lined up at the door for another meal. Will feed them & go trim my hair & shower for an early up day. Hope all's well in your corner of the world. Except for mosquitoes the walk down to the river was nice, temperature, but I had to get in fast.


A good Saturday evening to EVERYFRIEND.

I can not believe it is the last day of August....it is my brother's Birthday, so I know it is....but!  How can another month be gone?  It is also the 22nd anniversary of Princess Diana's untimely death😩😢 I will never forget the date.  We were at a wedding in Auburn Alabama, and it was so sad for everyone to hear about the accident😢

AMY, the bean soup sounds so good to me.....even though it is hot here I think I am going to make that soon. Thank you for sharing your yummy oatmeal cookies.  Yummmm! Thank you for sharing the bean soup recipe.  Matt loved playing in the game.  He played a lot in the first half, but they were beating the other team pretty handily so the coach pulled all of the starters out and let others play. Bob was quite impressed with the coach the way he talked to the players and explained stuff to them and then not leaving the starters in and letting others play.  It was fun to watch, but it was HOT as can be at 4 PM and we were nearly ill by the time it was over.  Just FULL us in our face the entire game! We had a umbrella but it could only do so much. 

Enjoy your company, JANE. 

LOL, SHIRLEY......I knew you would not let me get by with signing off as "Kenny"🤣🤣🤪. When I saw it, I changed it as fast as I could....hoping no one noticed!  We did not see any sign of any trees changing yet.  I am sad that you probably w8ll not make it out here in September😫

I just returned from a little visit with my Neighbor Pam, the lady that had to have her legs amputated a couple of years ago.  She has been having some remodeling done on her place and I wanted to see how it was going.  The best news she shared is that her wounds on both legs are beginning to heal and she is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. She has had such a rough time.....I pray that she can soon be able to get her prosthetics on and walk again. 🙏🙏

Enjoy the rest of your evening.