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Soda Shoppe for January 1, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, January 01, 2020, 01:17:03 AM

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Good morning everyone, wow JANE a whole 12 hours since I posted in the morning and you posted last night. Like you said WHERE WAS EVERYONE? Everyone leaving us? Did I say something that chased so many away? Comeon people  get in here, do you want the SS to close up because noone comes in here?

SHIRLEY  this place has no place to eat except in our own apartments. Only when for a special occasion the owners give us a dinner, like a cook out in the summer and a couple of times a year there will be a pot luck meal where everyone signs up to to bring something. This is just a building with 53 apartments for those over 65.

JENNY  my oldest son got a cold about a month ago android is just about over it now. Oh last evening after Jepardy they mentioned a thing about big winners for 3 nights the end of this month. On Tuesdays after Jepardy is NCIS and then I ususally shut the TV off ang get ready for bed. So sorry Michelle now has a cold, she sure does not need that.

AMY  the house my son owns where I had an apartment, same goes with snow, keep approaches to mailbox clear, the box is on the house so there are stairs to clear. There is also a fire hydrant at the end of the driveway where I parked and he had to keep that clear, too. I  did get a CNA yesterday, one I had when she first started and she sure has improved. I know she goes to a few others in this building as I see her often. I sure remember that song but the link will not open for me, says error.

JANE  car trouble makes me glad I no longer own a car. I would not be able to drive even if I had one. Yikes, I think it is about time to tackle that room. Now that you are retired you have the time, right? Just think you might find treasures in there. When I get finished typing here I will make my breakfast.

LLOYD  35 here but it is another gray  gloomy day.

Have a good day.

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Mary Ann

Amy, I enjoyed hearing Bing sing Little Sir Echo.  He didn't sing all the words that were printed alongside the pictures, but that was OK; I remembered the words and sang along with him.  Tom's former MIL and I have fun singing that song whenever we are together.

I had my hair cut this morning and as I was getting ready the Salon called me that the stylist was ill and another was available at 9 am, 15 minutes earlier.  I took the appt and even switched to the new stylist because I like her hours better.  Afterward, Tom and I had breakfast at a next door restaurant and Tom's SIL and her mother joined us.

Robin will be here about 3 pm to clean for us and I'll find something else for her to do.  I have a computer room that needs sorting, but it is a job for me, no one else.  I can find more piles of work for her to move.
It's another dreary day but as long as there is no rain or snow, I don't care.  Now I'm going to look for ships on the St Clair River. 

Mary Ann


January 14, 2020, 01:39:41 PM #182 Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 01:42:31 PM by Joy
Good Afternoon !

I thought I better make an appearance.  The past couple weeks have been very stressful.  Seems I just get over one thing and something else shows up.

After my couple weeks after going through my minor surgery on my face. the doctor had given me some cream to use on my nose for some sun damage and that really did a job on me.  I was supposed to use it for 6 weeks, but after 4 weeks I went back to the doctor and she said I could stop using it.  My nose was a mess, but the nurse had told me that I would be so pleased after it healed up. And, I am.  Took several weeks to heal up and the scab to come off, but it is fine now. I had been in my place for over 2 weeks and I was about "climbing the walls".  Finally got out and then I had news about a very close cousin to me had passed away.  Then  I started having problems with my feet.  I have so much problems with calluses and cracks on my feet and they are really so sore right now. So, I go from one thing to another.  I had wanted to go to the funeral for my cousin, but I just could not get my shoes on without them hurting so bad.  So, I am just staying very lazy and trying to take care of my feet now.  I have been soaking them in Shirley's old stand-by " Epsom salts". I think they feel a little better today. So, you can understand when I say that I use get over one problem and something else is right ready to take it's place.   I had to go for an echogram yesterday and I had a hard time walking because of my feet.  I didn't want to cancel that appointment, so I struggled to get there. The doctor called me later in the day and said everything was good, but then told me that there was a small valve leakage and he would talk about that next week when I see him. Don't know what that will be all about, even with him telling me that everything was good.  Medicare won't  pay to have the echogram and the doctor's visit at the same time.  So, that means another doctor's visit next Monday. I am just so ready to go and crawl in a hole. LOL

So much for all my problems. I sure hope everyone is doing better than I am. 

Jenny, so glad your dad's arm is improving,  but sorry Michele has had such a bad cold.  But, I am sure the doctor is keeping on top of it.  I am so lucky, as I have not had a cold for a long time. 

At least the weather isn't too cold.  But, they did mention some of that "white stuff" might be on tap for the weekend.

I can't wait for spring to arrive.  I think I saw last week that spring was 72 days away.  Can't come fast enough.

Mary Ann, glad you were able to get a hair cut and you liked the new girl.  That is a big plus when you are happy with your hairdresser.  I had mine done yesterday, also, as I hadn't had it done for a couple weeks.  This gal comes to our place on Monday's and she is just great.  She had told me that she would wait until I got back from the doctor's, no matter what time it was. As it was, I wasn't gone long, and she didn't have any more people to do by the time I got back.  She is so good and quick.  I do get her to set it in rollers and I get under the dryer, as I don't have a permanent anymore and setting it makes it stay curled longer.  She is such a sweet lady and everybody here just loves her. She fits in good with all the residents here, and has slowly built up a good amount of customers. There is another gal who comes in on Thursdays, and she is always so busy, too.   I really like the gal who does my hair now.

I think I have rambled on enough and I do want to go take care of my feet.

I hope everyone is feeling good and will have  good afternoon and evening.



Joy, if it wasn't for Drs appointments we wouldn't go anywhere! Can you put Vaseline on your feet before bed time and cover them with sox? I know I couldn't do that as I don't like wearing sox in bed...but if it helps your feet, may be worth it.
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


January 14, 2020, 02:44:53 PM #184 Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 02:48:20 PM by Shirley
Joy, I'm following right along with that "patch up one thing & brings up another". Started with the knee going & that caused pain in the neck & head so bad I was sure when I went to lay my head down it would fall off if I didn't hold it with both hands & pillow under to let it down gently. The head pains were all over head, neck & face but 2 rounds of augmentin helped the sinus infection and concentrating on NOT clinching my teeth & jaw when making that sore knee do it's thing, helped the neck muscles. Still working on the head pains but put in 2 carbon monoxide detectors (can cause head aches), they don't beep so next to the eye doctor, one the nurse recommended. 2nd opinion says I do have cataracts that need to go but eyes are healthy. That leads to a "release" by cardio before eye surgery so appointment with him in another week. He had recommended last spring that the valve be replaced again & only 6 years instead of 15 promised... but there is a new one out not approved but sounds worth the wait, if mine will wait. All in all, like you, find a big enough hidey hole & I'll join you! Now that all doctors have said knee & neck have "severe arthritis", I noticed those parts ache more in the damp cold... head case, I am!  :crazy2: At least we aren't in this getting old alone & nice to have others to understand, right? By the way, with the knee acting up I decided to go back to barefoot but too cold for that. Those darn sox with the no-skid soles don't like to stay on my feet & even the UGG house shoes my daughter gave me, cause more knee twist... so I got out the part wool Columbia sox I bought for hiking boots & am wearing them around the house. I did actually take them OFF & stood bare foot when on a bench, taking down a couple Christmas decorations. Seemed to help to let the feet spread out & toes move around for balance. I wear tennis shoes around the house & bought Ecco ankle boots for doctor appointments & church... haha, I don't go anywhere to really dress up anymore! 

Gloria, I am shocked that isn't the a full fledged retirement center since the dictator has so much control!  For sure you don't have to put up with her crap & can organize your own fun things to do, y'all have rights & if you want to get together for a party you should be able to set the date & reserve that room & have a ball!  My, my, Shirley, you are a trouble maker!

It is nice out, gloomy but warmer than January should be. I stood at the door & talked to a robin while ago, I would say something & it would chirp back. We've had them do this before and the city naturalist told me that mild winters they will stay in a park on the south side of the city that has lots of trees & bushes... and they run back in town to see what feeders are out because they sure aren't going to get any worms around here! Fish & worms have gone to deeper water & ground. Oh, there is the sun & my eyes are watering. Been pretty cloudy for days.

Got errands to run so better get a move on. We really are closer to spring so hang in there!!!!


Good morning everyone,  Gosh 7 am and it  is still dark out and 37.Wonder if it will be another gloomy day In 10 days we had 1 day of sunshine and that was last Sunday when we broke a record for the warmest January day since they started keeping records.
I had the CNA I have had since Monday about 3 years ago when she started the job. Been having a good time and laughing with  her. Don't know who I will have the next 2 days. When she was new she was quiet and really didn''t know what to do, now she keeps asking what else I want her to do. Today is laundry day and she already knows that.

JOY  we used to have a retired hair dreeser come here but I only had my hair cut once with her, a chop job is what sne did. My DIL cuts it when needed. She cut it New Year's day when I was there for dinner. One of the ladies here asked me if she would come and cut her hair. I told her I would ask. I know she cuts her son's and my son's hair but that is family. She used to give perms to some of her friends but they went to her house. This lady is like me, she doesn't drive either.

AMY  my DIL wears sox to bed even in the summer. I knit her a few pairs of slippers and made them higher around the ankles and she wears a pair of them to bed every night. I cannot do it. I always seeem to stick my feet out from under the covers as soon as they get warm in bed.

SHIRLEY  you are not a head case with damp and really cold weather, that is whem my back kills me. With all these damp days we have beem having you know I am not a happy camper these days. That Hempvana cream helps because it sinks in fast. On Wednesday evening they have bingo in the community room but I hate bingo and one night they have a card game I tried but do not like and on Friday they have coffee and pastry that every one makes or buys. Too late for me. I usually am in my nightgown and robe by 7. After being dressed during the day I feel tied in and wearing a corset-never did wear one of those.

I want a good snow storm, not a blizzard- but a good old fasioned one of 2 feet of so. Clean the air out of germs. Just in the 20's and no lower , no zero, that would be too cold. I can no longer play in the snow but I would like to sit on the porch near the railing and feel the snow falling and hitting my face. Until my back made me stop doing much os anything I would shovel snow and even that I enjoyed.

Have a good day.

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I'm just stopping by to check up on all of you and then I'm off to Dreamland.  I hope everyone who is feeling poorly today will feel better tomorrow and everyone who feels good will stay that way.

I spent most of today starting to go through all the "stuff" I've saved over the years and I have a car trunk load to take to my son's dumpster and two empty boxes.  I also ran the sweeper and almost finished all the carpeted floors.  Tomorrow is another day.

 I 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

Corn Huskers Lotion Is Best for dry and even cracked and bleeding skin. Is safe and store at room temperature is just fine,Just put cap back on secure
after using.I have used it for years. you can even use it on cuts after the have knitted and sealed.also chapped skin. Past my bed time so good night and sweet dreams. ? what is the talk about loosing S&F sight.what is the problem and what can we do to fix it.