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  • brian: ofcourse   mycheal    but   still  amusing---------   musical lemmings
    Yesterday at 09:15:15 pm
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    Yesterday at 07:43:24 pm
  • brian: interesting how  so many  male musicians  wear   hats  when performing!  My   son in law  is  a  pro musician    and  does  same  thing.Its  almost a  "uniform"
    December 09, 2019, 11:50:14 am
  • Pooch1: Oh, so funny, Rammel!  Thanks
    December 09, 2019, 07:36:43 am
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  • brian: seasons  greetings  all   who  remain
    December 07, 2019, 11:09:41 am
  • Oldiesmann: Thanks :)
    December 06, 2019, 10:12:47 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Congrats Michael and best of like for safe driving :)
    December 05, 2019, 04:17:48 am
  • Pooch1: Great!  But get yourself a St. Christopher medal to hang on the rear view mirror so you can hang on to this car.
    December 04, 2019, 12:26:24 pm
  • Amy: Micheal, way to go!!!
    December 03, 2019, 05:47:47 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Got the car! Came complete with a 6-month, 6000-mile warranty as well. Just need to replace the wipers and get new batteries for the keyfob.
    December 03, 2019, 04:48:32 pm
  • Amy: Micheal,  good luck today..hope it all works out for you!
    December 02, 2019, 12:38:38 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Going to look at a car on Tuesday. 2012 Hyundai Sonata with 77,000 miles (124,000 km) and slightly cheaper than the car I wrecked so hopefully I can get financing and an affordable monthly payment
    November 30, 2019, 06:24:07 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Hopefully getting a new car in the next week. GAP insurance payment finally came through on Tuesday so now I just need to call the credit union and get the rest of the loan paid off, then decide which car I want and everything
    November 29, 2019, 01:42:59 am
  • brian: you are   fortunate  bubble      most    dont live  close-------   good  luck to you (  I didnt  know  about   wheelchair)
    November 27, 2019, 11:51:16 am
  • so_P_bubble: Brian: wheelchair... It's also wheels! I live very near the clinic and the shops. As for the dentist... I prefer to forget him, I haven't been there for over three years.
    November 27, 2019, 04:31:22 am
  • brian: bubble  how   do u  get   groceries?   how u get to  doctor?how u get to  dentist?
    November 26, 2019, 11:49:40 am
  • Amy: Micheal ..Way to go! Thing are now looking up for you...
    November 26, 2019, 11:09:49 am
  • Oldiesmann: Looks like I may be able to go get a car this coming weekend. The credit union finally got the check from the GAP insurance so I just need to call or visit the credit union for a quote to pay off the loan
    November 26, 2019, 10:25:42 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, if you were closer I would let you use my car. I hardly go out these days, maybe only once a week when I volunteer at the library.
    November 26, 2019, 05:10:53 am

Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, November 15, 2019, 02:32:05 am

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Amy

Well, I was in here earlier then realize I needed to move it! Off we went to the city, Kyle got all his business done and then we went to Costco. Oh boy never again......way too busy for me. I don't mind going when they first open but not in the middle of the afternoon. Weather was good, had a bit of a worry when it started to spit rain but it soon stopped.

Bubble, thank you for posting the photo for me.

Shirley, Jane ,Gloria, Phyliss and Lloyd thank you. I must admit it was fun doing it. Phyliss you have me curious and I will look up that pattern. :)

I am beat and will put my feet up and see you all in the morning...has been a long day.
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

I just finished cleaning out my kitchen freezer and taking inventory.  I now have two shelves free for the candy pans and I can start making that tomorrow.  I told Frankie that from now until Christmas when she chooses to "hang out" with her Grammy, she's going to be spreading crackers and minding the chocolate.  She said that's fine because then she'll know how I make it and she'll be able to make some herself some day.  Makes me feel better that all this work can continue.

Tomorrow is a stay-home day and the first thing I'm going to do is mix the coconut centers for the coconut cups.  Frankie can start rolling balls for me.  That's a tedious chore when you sit here doing it all along.  At least this time there might just be someone to talk to. 

I have to look up the boxes that I saw on line last summer and didn't order because there was lots of time.  Where did it go.

SHIRLEY, you're right that they know more of what's happening than we realize.  Mickie has stuck to me like glue and I'm sure it's not just because she needs me.  I think she knows I need her too.  And she's right!

I'm off now to check some other stuff on line.  Took a nice nap this afternoon.  The couch was overloaded with zzzzzs because I haven't been using them lately.  Every time I think I'll take a nap, I think of something that I need to do first.

Just in case, I'll wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

well we Had a busy day,Nancy has already hit the hay,so I am bidding you all sweet dreams and I going to join her right away so i do not disturb her getting my breathing machine on and hooked up.Hope to see you all tomorrow.

Lloyd

Gloria

Good morning everyone, 31° 2:20 am and here I am with my first cup of coffee still too hot to even sip yet.

SHIRLEY  my shoulder hurts at times but it is my back that kills me with all the rain we have had this week. The rain finally stopped sometime last night and the walk is dry. The tops and windows on the cars all have ice on them, not frost either. Just checked the weather online and it will get into the mid 40's today and will have sun. Maybe when I get dressed I will put the ole geemagochees on so I can get out and enjoy some fresh air. I am so glad I no longer make big family meals. Of course my family is no where as big as yours. Ahh that first mouthful of coffee tastes great. Will have to wait to see if the cold gets to my back this winter, I know the dampness sure does, even in the house.

AMY  when my daughter lived in San Diego my SIL and her would go to Costco early on Saturday morning about once a month. My SIL would time it that the got there just as the doors opened. They would shop and be out of there before it got too crowded. No Costco where they are in Arizona but the go to a Sam's club quite a way from them twice a year and really stock up. No big crowds like in Ca. I did spend a time looking at the quilt yesterday and looking at the colors, some so small I doubt if I would be able to handle them and the border, too. I would like to copy it and send to my daughter. With all her sewing and craft work she has never tried a quilt, surprising. I would like to ask her if would like to try something like that. I can just hear her. NO WAY would take too many years to finish. How long did it take you? How did you keep all the different sizes together and the colors separated? Nosey aren't I? Fascinates me how you did it. Hope you slept good last night.

JANE  would be wonderful if one of your granddaughters could carry on making all your Christmas goodies. No one in my family is interested in making the goodies I made but they sure enjoyed eating them. I just cannot make them anymore and I miss some of them. Had my long time CNA make a batch of fudge. I had the recipe in front of her and sat on my rollator. Told her to check for it to come to a full boil and turn the heat down.  She did that and kept stirring. Only thing was she took the  air bubbles for a boil so that fudge never got firm. I made what the lady who gave me the recipe called coconut balls, made with dates and ground nuts, cooked until thickened and then rolled into balls and then rolled in coconut. Had to work fast before the filling got cold.

LLOYD  hope your busy day was a good day for you and Nancy.

Have a good day.

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Lloyd Hammond

Gloria wow you got up before breakfast. yes the day was mostly good yesterday.
we went and signed the papers and had them notarized for court Monday.to have Dave and his evicted. he is here illegally with his positions ( not him in person ) think and watch what you do and say before Hand.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up and attem already.  Mickie's been out and took care of business and I'm having my first cup of coffee while I visit with friends.  All's ready to mix the coconut centers for the coconut cups.  Looks like Frankie will be rolling lots of balls if she comes over today.  I have the work spot ready for that and if she wants to, she can watch TV from there or the dipping place is close enough that we can talk.  I usually play Christmas music while I work alone.  It puts me in the mood.

I also have some saltines ready to be spread with PB for dipping.  If she'd rather, she can co that. 

GLORIA, our night time temps were in the low 30s also but we're supposed to have 50 degrees this afternoon.  Sounds good to me!

I slept better last night than I have in ages.  I had a nice nap in the late afternoon, then got to bed around 11:30 and woke up at 6.  I feel better than I have in days.  Mickie is asleep on my feet!

When the boinger goes off, we'll have breakfast and then we'll get busy.

I forgot to tell you, since Frankie is the one responsible for all the PB, coconut, and other cups, it's only right that she should be the one to carry on the tradition.  The first time I made them was around Easter when she was about 12.  Everyone liked them and I said "I guess I'll have to make them next Easter, too."  As she picked up another coconut one Frankie said, "NOOOOO! You'll have to make them for The Fourth of July...and the first day of school...and Halloween....and Christmas...and my birthday....and New Year's Day and whenever you feel like it in between."  Everyone in the room agreed with her!  And I've made them ever since but not for ALL those holidays. 

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

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Amy

Good morning everyone.
I am up but my attem must have stayed in bed. Need to Run Kyle in to get his blood work done so will check back later.

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

phyllis

I'm up, too, but my thinker isn't.  Can't seem to get my brain together this morning.  Was shocked when I realized that it is grocery day....AGAIN...how can that be?  Just think how much time, and money, we would all have if we didn't have to eat.

Amy, if you looked up the Kansas Troubles pattern you can see why it was a bad choice for a new quilter.  I had a terrible time matching all those points and finally gave up.  I never tried quilting again except to make a small hot pad in the Log Cabin pattern.  It was hand stitched and not done very well, I must admit, but I still have it and still use it.

I'm off to get some breakfast and make a grocery list.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Mary Ann

November 21, 2019, 08:54:11 am #68 Last Edit: November 21, 2019, 08:55:49 am by Mary Ann
I'm not awake, or at least I can't see well enough yet to write much.

Gloria, this might be more than your daughter would like to tackle, but why don't you suggest to her that she make a painting of the quilt.  As I remember, she puts a lot into detail in a painting and the quilt would certainly be a challenge.

I did not  see rain now, but it has rained overnight and we are to  have rain all day.  I don't think we need it.  I have nothing scheduled so I really don't care.

Tom will have to tell me what I have committed to in the next week or so.  I know this Sunday he, Dot and I will go to New Beginnings restaurant to celebrate Norm's life; he died 24 Nov 2015.  Thursday Tom and I will have T-day dinner with his friend, Robin.  We will not be with family so Sunday after that, we will go to Holland to have a dinner with James, Alicia and the twins.  I am going to see if a turkey breast is available because we want some leftovers and expect none from Robin's dinner (too many people).

Mary Ann

Amy

There, blood work done and over with. If you go in early you may get lucky and be the first one in which Kyle was :)

Phyliss, my gosh what a pattern to tackle first!! No wonder you didn't finish it.  I have done a pin wheel and thought that was no fun matching the seams but tis in the past now!

Jane, I am going to do your saltines  today then tomorrow will dip them in the chocolate. Have fun with Frankie, she may have to taste test some ,you know quality control :)

Lloyd, I think I have you pegged right with saying you would give the shirt off your back to anyone and to have this problem on you and Nancy is not nice.  This is the day and age where a hand shake or a persons word doesn't mean anything  anymore.

MaryAnn for out TG we just bought a stuffed turkey breast and I was surprised at how good it was! Really enjoyed making sandwiches out of the sliced meat.

Gloria, next time I  go it will be as soon as they open their doors. I do that  here with the grocery stores ,especially in the summer when they are packed liked sardines with tourists.


Hope Joy is ok...

Better get my work done..
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

Shirley

November 21, 2019, 12:55:57 pm #70 Last Edit: November 21, 2019, 12:58:18 pm by Shirley
I've been up early, took care of cats & had myself bacon, egg & 2 pieces of toast along with a couple mugs of coffee. Back to bed for a couple more house of sleep... finally have 4 hours & 53 min sleep (so Fitbit tells me). I get "fractured" sleep with cats wanting in & out. When winter hits I will get sound sleep, I hope.

Mary Ann, I didn't realize/remember what day Norm died. This time of year I always feel a little down and will remember why. My mother was in the hospital from Sept until she died on Nov.25, 1988. The doctor in that small town punctured her lung when putting in a pacemaker, her lung deflated & was sometime in Oct they released her to go home the same day they took her off oxygen without checking to see she could breathe on her own.  My sister took her home and left Mom & Dad for the night (she lived 30 miles away), but when she got back the next morning Mother was blue so rushed back to hospital. A whole tragic nightmare for all but it was a night nurse that gave her a shot for pain that destroyed her kidneys and she died 11 days later because she had no veins left to use for dialysis. My sister insisted that our Dad couldn't stand if we wanted an investigation of all the mishaps that took place, to think she died because of their incompetence, but sure taught me that I need to take charge of MY health. Mother had asked/begged all of us to see that she was not given pain meds unless she asked for them. That is what the nurse did. Anyway, I know you have a lifetime of memories with Norm and we never get over that fleeting thought of wanting to tell them something, either funny or "do you remember".  Hugs to you all week.

Phyllis, I'm also up but brain still hiding out. Just got the newsletter from the little town where my parents grew up and one clip was telling about the predictions for winter, cutting persimmon seeds in half. I recall doing this & finding a spoon, fork or knife shapped image inside. I never knew about the weather prediction: knife means a cold & cutting wind, the fork means a mild winter, but the spoon means lots of snow. People may smile at this or the fact lots of "woolly worms also predicts what type winter weather.... and so far all persimmon seeds in central MO are saying lots of snow for this season.

And before I go off on another thought, better get this old body in motion, lunch time and nothing to show for the day so far. Gloria, every painful step I take I do think of you...(and now back instead of shoulder}. :tissue:   

Mary Ann

Amy, thanks for the suggestion of a stuffed turkey breast.  I like dressing/stuffing so that would be ideal for me. Did you get it at a meat market or supermarket?

Shirley, I had never heard that about persimmon seeds, but there's a lot I have not heard of.  I know about the woolly caterpillar and, don't laugh, Kendrick seems to have more/heavier fur than usual and I wonder if he is predicting the weather. 

What a horrible thing to have happened to your mother, Shirley.  Norm had a relatively quiet death, but we were not there with him.  How he knew, but he told his roommate that he was dying.  About 2:30 am Pilgrim Manor called Tom, telling him his dad was not responding and at 3:30 they called Tom to tell him his dad had died.  Dot did not have a phone in the bedroom, so did not hear theirs when they called; that is why they called Tom.  Dot now has a phone in her bedroom! 

Mary Ann



Amy

Mary Ann, I bought the stuffed turkey breast at the supermarket and would do so again. I remember the times I would cook a 30 lb turkey for TG and Christmas and lucky enough to have some leftover for hot turkey sandwiches or soup.

Shirley, I put a woolly bear over in the bushes away from the dogs big feet and he showed a wide band of brown compared to the black . Weather folks are saying different for this winter so we shall see.
Here's the legend: The Woolly Bear caterpillar has 13 distinct segments of either rusty brown or black. The wider the rusty brown sections (or the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. The more black there is, the more severe the winter.
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

Shirley

Hahahaha.... and we all live in different parts of North America and go by the same woolly caterpillar.

I have been trying to move my little Yamaha Chappie from the middle of the garage (between "Little Red" Encore and son's fold down camper) as well as the new 'e-RadBike that I've only been on a couple times because so hot & now the bum leg..... Anyway, have a storage building out back that houses a John Deere lawn tractor & lots of yard stuff I haven't disposed of yet... made room for Yamaha so I can have room for snow blower in the garage like other years. I didn't have the Rad bike then so why the squeeze. I get myself into more trouble with these ideas..... Got gates unlocked & walked Yamaha to the back yard but can't get it into the building, came in to check on rain predictions but stopped here first & always glad for a breather. I really am tired, tried so hard to push that Yamaha over the door threshold but couldn't make it, one time I really have to call son & yell for help. If I had just thought of this yesterday, #2 son stopped by to visit for a couple hours last night & could have easily moved it in for me. Wahhhhhhhhhh  Top all that off & couldn't find the keys to the RV. I had them yesterday when I put the turkeys in the RV freezer & for sure had them to lock it after.... I never put keys to anything except in one drawer by the coffee pot. Not there. After all said & done, brain kicked in & I checked my purse since I had just come from the store with those turkeys.... and after stewing for hours, there they were, in my purse! I think my brain needs a rest... a shower & maybe something good to eat, I forgot to eat lunch. Still need to get that Yamaha taken care of but will worry about it after taking care of me.  Dreary looking day here. Cats already looking at me like it's time for their afternoon/evening meal. Shirley

JaneS

Hi Everyfriend!  Frankie didn't stay as long as I thought she would but we got about half the pb saltines done.  She did eat a few, some plain crackers, some with pb, and some all finished. 

She had to go to work at 2 so we didn't have a lot of time.  Her doggie stayed here to keep Mickie company and he's a bit of a beggar!  He made me miss Annie a bit more today because she was the real honest-to-goodness beggar in this family.  Mickie just waits patiently.

Now I'm ready to relax a bit.  Frankie will be by shortly after 7 to pick up Cooper and he's ready to be picked up.  He misses his mommy but Mickie sure likes having him around.

I'm going in and semi-collapse on the sofa until after Frankie comes and goes and then I'll do a real collapse!  Enjoy the rest of your day everyfriend!

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Joy

Good evening.  Just checking in as I have not been here for a few days.  Nothing wrong,  just being lazy.

Jane, all your candy making sure sounds so good. I sure wish I had your energy.  I might make up some of the PN butter ones, but I don't think I will be making  my usual cookies. I just can't stand very long, and the ones I make are out of the cookie gun. It is hard to get the leverage you need to guide the cookie gun in the right direction if I am sitting down.  I remember last year I made up the dough ahead of time and only made up a couple pans each day for about a week.  Not sure if I can do that this year.  I do have a new recipe for some sugar cookies that I think I could do sitting down.  You make up balls and flatten them with a glass.  I might try a few of those. I know my family misses all the cookies that I used to make.

And, unfortunately, I don't have any daughters to help and neither of my DIL are into any kind of baking.  My one son has offered, but he is a big guy and my kitchen is not that big for both of us to work together. 

I hope everyone is having a good evening/

Joy
BIG BOX

Amy

Good morning everyone.

The sound of high winds woke me this morning. To think I could have slept in but didn't. Hubby has to pick up his blister packs this morning and then home to work about. Just let the dogs out and most of our snow has gone!

Joy, happy to read you are ok. I can remember doing a lot of baking at one time but have cut drastically back. I do want to make shortbread cookies this year.

Jane, you managed to get a lot more done than I did. Maybe today will be the pb ones.???

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. 35º and mostly cloudy and 37º is suppost to be the high today. do not have any thing good to say today. stressed out over court Monday.
see you all Later , have a good day.

Lloyd

Amy

Lloyd, stress can kill........so don't stress......please. What will be will be. I know that is easy for me to say but when all is said and done you and Nancy are more important than stewing over Monday.
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 beginning to find out whoit was who got us up early every morning.  The last three mornings, I've awakened to the alarm and Annie's waking ALWAYS preceded the alarm.

I have my coffee and Mickie's had her pill and we're waiting for the boinger.  I think I'll go get my shower when I finish this and before the boinger.

LLOYD, AMY has given you some good advice!  We all need to avoid the stress.  I'm one to tell you for sure that it's one of the things that raises our blood pressure.  And that can't be good for YOU!  We need you to be here so just try to relax.  Now, take a deep breath....let it out slowly.  Do that whenever you feel stress coming on.  In my case, I've found that singing eases the stress.  I can't sing and no one wants to hear it but I do it when I feel stressed.  I also do it when I feel happy.  Try it!  What's your favorite hymn!  Keep it in mind and whenever you feel stressed, sing it or hum it! 

I just got my one and only candy order from my niece.  She's been giving it to friends and co workers for so many years now that she can't quit.  She always get 12 bags of pb saltines and it doesn't cost her a penny.  Her husband is a shift manager at their local Starbucks and we do an exchange for 5 bags of their Holiday Blend which I give to my kids for Christmas.  I also keep one for myself. 

I guess I better get on my horse and get moving or I won't be ready when the boinger goes off. 

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

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phyllis

I never made it to the grocery yesterday so that is a must do for today.  The food supply is getting dangerously low around here.  We are about out of coffee pods and that cannot be allowed in this house!  :o

Rain predicted for later in the day and more for tomorrow.  Raleigh's Christmas Parade will be a wet one, I'm afraid.

If I make anything at all for Christmas it will be the Christmas Crack (Jane's Chocolate Saltines).  I'd like to make some peanut brittle but I worry about damage to teeth for either, or both, David and me.  I'll think about it.  As for Thanksgiving, we are not turkey eaters so I have a rack of pork ribs in the freezer and some sweet potatoes to go with it for Thxg. dinner.  Ill fix it in the Crock Pot with some tasty Bar-be-que sauce.  Non-traditional, I know, but it is what we prefer.  After all, we are people who also like having a big pot of Chili with all of the trimmings as our Christmas dinner.  What we like is more important to us than "tradition".

Must get going.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Joy

Good morning.  Supposed to rain later, but right now the sun is trying to make an appearance.

Jane, when you make the PN butter cookies, do you use Saltine crackers or the Ritz crackers?  I have made the Faux Mint Cookies like the Girl Scouts sell, but I used Ritz crackers for those.   And, only 1 layer dipped in the melted chochlate with some mint flavoring.  I might try the ones like you make.  I can do them sitting down.

I have been up a while, had breakfast and taken my medicine.  So, I think I will read for a little while.

My son and DIL are in the air right now on their way home from seeing the Northern Lights. They get into Newark, N.J. later this morning, and then have to get a train back to the Baltimore airport and then they are about 1/2 hour from home.  They e-mailed me a picture showing the Northern Lights, and although it was pretty, not pretty enough for me to even want to take that long trip.  Even if I were able to go,  it wouldn't have been on my "have to go there" list.

Hope everyone has a pleasant day.

Joy
BIG BOX

Gloria

Good morning everyone, no one coming today and I woke early. I do have the yearly visit from the nurse from my insurance but that is at 1pm so have time. I am so disgusted with the cna I have been getting I am going call the office when they open and complain. She did it yesterday. She dry mopped the floors and I had my slipper stretching out from under the bed. Well she pushed them under and toward the wall. I managed to get one out and got down on right knee to reach for it and I never should have done that. Tried with all my strength to get up and could not. I did not fall and I didn't want to pull the cord for the rescue truck. I pushed myself backwards with my feet, managed to get the phone off my desk and call my son.  OK then I had to get to the door to unlock it and get back to the phone to release the downstairs door for him to get into the building. My son go t here fast and got me on my feet in no time. Then wanted  to make sure I did not fall. All I wanted to do was lay on the couch. All I can say is with all that sliding around on this wood floor my tail bone is sore. Glad I have t his air cushion to sit on or I would not be able to sit.
If that cna is here Monday she will get an earful from me. That was my day yesterday, I know, boring.

JANE  it warmed up here yesterday and the sun felt so good. If I could still do anything I would ask you for your coconut cups recipe. Seems like the younger generations are not into making those homemade goodies.

Sorry I did not reply to anyone but even with this air cushion  to sit on the tail bone is hollering it is time to get off of it, so better pay attention.

Have a good day.

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Mary Ann

Gloria, I'd complain too if a CNA put me to so much trouble retrieving a slipper.  It seems no one is listening to you when you tell them what you want.

So far today my eyes aren't working as they should.  I can read everyone's posts, but if they're not bold, it is very hard.  Some days are better than others.

You ladies make me hungry reading about your cookie making.  I used to do some special holiday baking but took most of it to work.  I know if I were to bake something, I'd eat it and be my own best customer.  It's better that I read about it than taste test.

I don't read all of the comics that are available, but today Arlo and Janis was the only one who mentioned today as being the date of Kennedy's death. 

Joy, it was the next thing to being there, but a couple of times when i visited Tom when he lived in Petoskey, there were no lights to interfere and we could see the Northern Lights.  But I would not travel far to see them, either. 

Phyllis, you have some interesting holiday traditions.  I'm afraid I am a "turkey on Thanksgiving" person but mainly for the leftovers.  Going to Tom's friend's for the day, we will have an untraditional meal (chicken and other things) but we will have a more traditional meal on Sunday when we meet with Tom's son and family.  To each his own!

Mary Ann

Shirley

Jane, I don't know where I've been all these years of reading about your pb/choc/saltines.... but would you tell me exactly what kind of saltines, what kind of chocolate & what kind of peanut butter, PLEASE?  My great grands are so limited with what Mom & Dad considers good for them in sweets and think that may be something they wouldn't object to. I fix the peanut butter & rice krispy stuff (not with marshmellow cream) but I'd like to come up with something different.

Gloria, must have been OUR day to call for help, I also got myself in a pickle & had to have son come to the rescue, but I think I would have just sat and cried at your predicament. I've had to scoot myself around on the floor with this knee, just can't use it for leverage & my head knows the pain is so bad I'm afraid I'll pass out... and I'm really not a sissy. Comes a time when we CAN'T and we just CAN'T. Give 'em hell, Harry......<smile> 

Amy, shortbread cookies are my absolute favorite but I don't think my mother ever made them or that I knew anyone that did. I am impressed.... but I will go buy my Lorna Doones and be satisfied, not going to take on any more projects that are over my head. Tell me about them, anyway.  ;)

Mary Ann, one person on the all news radio mentioned today is the date Kennedy was shot. Bet every single one of us can think back to the exact moment we heard that news.

Joy, to be honest, there's a lot of things I used to want to do but now think way too much trouble. I still dream of driving to Alaska and seeing every special site along the way, but know that is out of the question. I did see the Northern lights one year when freak weather let them show in central Missouri. Was just a kid but since all the adults were oohing and ahhhing over the flickers of green & blue floating across the night sky, I knew it was something special to remember.

Phyllis, I also have to make a grocery run this morning (and morning is about gone).... advertised special of butter for $1.99 a pound with limit of 5.... and I'm a butter user so that's a bargain. Main reason is I forgot to get the Reams noodles for Thanksgiving & that's even more important than the turkey with my gang. The stock pot I cook the turkey & noodles in is so tall I have to use my Coleman step stool to stir. Honestly! Makes enough for an army but every one hopes there is enough left over so they can take home ONE meal of them.

Lloyd, several times over the years I've had to stand my ground and tell "service" people (electric company when I was sure their transformer wasn't powerful enough for the area, another time a termite company when we found damage they had missed supposedly checked on a house we bought... & even a couple other times.. and told them I was willing to "take it public and let the public decide if I was right or not."  I was that sure I was right and by golly, each time they backed off and decided they knew I was going to win that battle and fixed the problems. I'm sorry you have to spend for a lawyer & hope a judge agrees with you, but understand there are times when people don't see things the way we do and we have to stand our ground. I'm another stubborn old Missouri mule so know how you feel. Hugs to you & Nancy.

Phyllis, did I ever mention to you that I have a niece that lives in your area, now retired but a Dr of geriatric medicine, at one time handled medicine for several nursing homes & then went into business for herself. I can't think of her married name but last I heard she was still there. This is another very gray day in Kansas... wind blowing so the chill goes right through clothes. Got to get out, not going to get better until the week end. We had a tad of drizzle but not enough to save plants so will have to drag out a hose to water a few plants or they won't survive the winter.

Can't stall any longer so will hit the road. Just think, St.Nick will soon be here.  We got to put up our stockings with a letter to Santa on St.Nick's Day... it was kind of a "movable" holiday depending on if we were going to visit grandparents or something. Either the night before or night of (Dec 5/6)... thanks to a half French & German grandfather. The county my parents grew up in was French & German so holidays were celebrated with gusto!  The youngest of my 3 brothers told me, or said, "you really don't believe in St.Nick, do you?" as I was writing my letter at 6 years old....( of course I said I knew he wasn't REAL.... but I didn't really want him to confirm that suspicion.)

Mary Ann, will make this bold today.... if I remember right, Gloria prefers not bold & I don't know how it comes out with purple.  Shirley

Mary Ann

Shirley, thanks for the BOLD but yours has always been very readable.  I can read Gloria's OK too, possibly of the color, but also because of the size print.  Really the only one I can't read is Lloyd's.  I do think the color helps a lot.

I don't think we knew of St Nick's Day, but we did know of Norm's birthday, Dec 6.  As I've said, Tom, Dot and I are going to celebrate his life on Sunday, the fourth year that he has not been with us.  Fall seems to account for several family deaths and I won't go into those because none of them were alive when I started posting here.  I can think of five from late September until late November.

I'm taking a layered salad for Thanksgiving dinner and it's been so many years since I made one, I've almost forgotten how.  I want Tom to get the ingredients (fresh) the first of the week so I can make it Wednesday to let the flavors meld.  I remember that Tom's FIL and Norm wanted to take any remains home with them.  I have a list for Tom. 

I remember sliding off my bed (not fall, but slide) and I laid on the floor for 45 minutes, calling to Tom who was downstairs.  It was a narrow space and I could not get a grip on anything to turn over to crawl.  Finally I scootched down far enough that I could reach a phone (that I usually do not have there) and could call Tom.  When he saw who was calling, he raced upstairs.  I don't think I panicked, but I was frustrated by his not hearing me.  It turned out he had earphones on and heard nothing else.

Isn't it lovely being older?  The Golden Years?  Bah!  Rust Years!

Mary Ann

Amy

So far all I have done is 8 apricot fruitcakes.....cleaned up a bit.....did some laundry and that is it.

Shirley I made Janies pb saltines last year and they are a MUST for this year. They are so good!!

Mary Ann ,Kyle fell between the bed and the wall and he also couldn't get up. Had a dickens of a time but we managed. He has fallen 3 times in the past twice in the house and once on the front lawn.

Better go check my cakes.
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

Mary Ann

Amy, my fall was similar to Kyle's except my "wall" was a piece of furniture.  But if there is no room to maneuver, it doesn't matter.  Tom knew how to get me up.  He's so afraid that I will fall anyway so I am extra cautious and don't take chances.  I do not want him coming home to find me at the bottom of the steps; I don't go downstairs!

Reading about foods here makes me hungry and I'm going to see what I can find to eat.

Mary Ann

JaneS

Would you all please hold onto something when you're moving about!  We don't want to find anyone down behind the bed!

And speaking of the bed, I'm off to there right now.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And if I'm not in right away, don't worry.  Cathy's going to the Amish store EARLY tomorrow and I'm going with her.


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Denver

Good evening from Rancho Cordova California where Nana and GrandBob have been doing absolutely nothing other than playing with Jonah❣️ Oh my, what a delight he is!  He is running all over the house and is such a busy boy.  Our time here has passed so quickly and it is going to be very hard to leave here on Sunday😩😢

Today was Michele's last radiation treatment, however she had a MRI done and sadly there is something more seen in it.  I do not know any details right now, but she will need more treatments and therefore more prayers are needed please! 😩😢🙏🙏 Tomorrow she and the family will be flying to Florida to meet up with good friends from Lake Oswego OR at Disney World where they will spend Thanksgiving week. 

I wish you all a good night of rest and pleasant dreams to all.

Jenny