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Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, January 15, 2020, 01:30:48 am

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Amy

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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

Mary Ann is much on my mind.  I hope she is doing better today and can come home from the hospital soon.

Grocery shopping day and I don't know yet if I'll try to go or not.  I'm getting a little tired of the same four walls.  I really would like to get out for awhile but I'll have to see how things go later on in the day.

Amy, it is so good that you can get out and do the things you enjoy.  Even in spite of those low temps.!  Makes me shiver to think about it.

Jane, good luck with no more expenses popping up for the car or anything else.  I have to get my car inspected and then pay the vehicle tax and new registration soon.  I just hope they don't find anything wrong with the car that needs to be fixed right away. It is 10 years old now and I cross my fingers every year when inspection time comes up.

Take care, Everyone.  Stay well.  Keep the good thought that Spring will be here soon.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Shirley

Nice to see so many pop in, am not quite awake or I'd call out names, but since I am typing in the the quick reply box, if I go back a page to make a list, this will go away and then I won't remember what I've said so far. I do recall Amy posted a darling bee.... thank you for the smile.  :crazy:  :hello:  :heli:  :sun:

Gloria

Good morning everyone, 19 but feels like 13. all the cars are covered in frost this morning when I pulled up the shades. Looks like it will be a sunny one though. When I moved the curtains aside to pull up the shades I could feel the cold air from the windows. They may be doulble panes but the cold sure comes through them.

LLOYD  hope your stuffy head from yesterday cleared up.

AMY  I sure did get a catnap in yesterday. Whem the CNA left I laid on the couch and next thing I knew someone was leaving a message on the machine. It was 4:30 and my daughter calling to ‌d out where I was. We get on Skype every day at  4.  I slept for 2 hours and slept good last night, too.

JANE  my last car I had 20 years and only put new tires on once and a new battery twice. That was the only brand new one I ever had that was mine. Now there is where we are different, I would love to see some real snow, at least 12 inches of it. Of course I no longer have to clean it up anymore but would like to see the show we used to wake to on winter mornings.

SHIRLEY  I rather see snow than freezing rain any day. We have had some years here lately where every snow fell  with freezing rain after. That is worse than anything on the roads. Plows and sanders cannot keep up clearing the roads. My daughter lived in the landing path of the planes in San Diego. They would be so low they looked huge. Now in Arizona at times they get jets flying low through the canyons. An airbase not far from where they are. At first she said she could see the pilots but not that low now. More houses going up and they are not suppos3ed to go that low over places with houses and people there.

JENNY  I still love it when it snows, always enjoyed the look of it and now that I do not have to clean it or drive in it we aren't getting much at all.

SANDY  thanks for the update on Mary Ann. I don't have Facebook, tried it and didn' t like it.

AMY  the freeze dried clothes, I remember clothes freezing to the line before I even got a clothespin on it but boy they dried soft and smelling so good.

JANE  sorry you didn't want to talk to yourself this morning, just be careful answering yourself. ;) ;)

PHYLLIS  like you at times I feel like I need a change of scenery. My oldest son must know it because he will call and ask if I want to go shopping and I jump at the chance. Of course I am worn out for a few days after.

Have a good day.

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. 28º and cloudy here today an saying high of 36º also saying tonight late and tomorrow supposed to be more snow and colder weather move in. the on the TV they quite a bit up to 5" or 6". I can do with out it.
I can just buy my Ice cream or get the mixing's and freeze some home made. I am going to go get a hair cut today before I have to start having to start paying dog tax. How do you all eat grape fruit. when I was hauling produce
the Mexican's that loaded my truck. thought me it is best with salt on it brings out the natural sweetness, I cut them in half and spoon out the segments. but they would peal them and walk around with a salt shaker and sprinkle and eat. try it if you do not already Know. healthier and better for you than sugar on them. have a great day.

Lloyd

Amy

I am pooped, but what a fun day we had. First stopping off at the cheese factory and picking up 7 blocks of seconds..the corner may not be square or tis lop sided...but the price is right.....almost 1/2 price for Old Sharpe.  Next was the chocolate factory after we had a nice country drive. I wish the price wasn't so good there but it is what it is and oh so delicious! Then on to another cheese factory where they have garlic and red pepper curd....tis so good!. You can guess where I went next picking up 3 panels, two with old trucks ,one red and one blue in front of a barn .Plus one old tractor (a row crop Lloyd) in front of a barn. Next stop,lunch and oh my was it good, mine was 2 pieces of fish...they must have been kin to Moby Dick in size!! I brought one piece and more than half the fries home......that will be supper tomorrow night. Kyle had his chicken fingers and we also brought some of that home. Great day for a drive, roads were clean  and not busy. Dogs went along with us and enjoyed the day out also. Now to go hid most of this chocolate and hope I forget where I put 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

Denver


Mary Ann

Since most of you do not post or read in Norm's  B&T, I thought I 'd mention I had a mild heart attact Monday and I'm in the hospital.  Tomorow I may go to Re I can't see what I'm typing, So I'll quit.  I am getting good care.

Mary Ann

Sandy



 Hi Mary Ann...  So good to see
you posting...   

We are all very concerned about
you and hope that you are feeling
better and getting better... 

Please take care and continue improving
.... 

HUGS 
Sandy
 :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten:

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

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

Amy

This is Mary Ann's post from Norms B&T

i still here, but I may go to Rehab tomorrow.  They've done a lot of tests and I've been poked and proded until I wonder if I have any blood left.  I don't see why I had to wait age 95 to have the most serious illness of my life. 

I don't have my computer glasses so I am not sure of my typing.

I'm getting along fine and the nurses and techs are wonderful.  The food is not.  Also I am not hungry and eat because I know I should.

I just wanted to check in and let you know I"m getting good care.

Marilyn, Tom says Kendrick sleeps on my bed a lot.  If I am in Rehab for a couple of weeks, I hope he'll recognize me.

Now I'm going to turn off the computer and try to sleep more .

I miss you all.
   
Thanks to everyone for your prayers and concerns.

Mary Ann
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

CallieOK

Good to hear directly from you, Mary Ann.  Prayers and good thoughts continue.  :smitten:

Shirley

Great to see you, Mary Ann, hope you don't have to stay long in re-hab as I know you miss Kendrick  and that he is so very lonesome for you. My doctor didn't insist on the "heart healthy" diet, he just wanted me to eat. Hugs and prayers, and do keep up the exercises!  Miss you around here.

Talk is we may get to 70° on Sunday, to go along with the ice & frost this morning. One thing sure, don't get time to be bored with the weather!  Wishing all a peaceful sleep and happy tomorrow. Shirley :bestwishes:  :missyou:  :hello:

Denver

Good evening....I just read a message from Tom Tock and copied it to share here with everyone, but I see you have posted MARY ANN so everyone already is aware that you are feeling better and will be moving to rehab tomorrow.  It sure was great to see your message.  You have been missed and we are praying for a full recovery for you so you can be back home again very soon. 

SHIRLEY we are to have great weather on Saturday and Sunday also.  Tonight we were out to dinner when our cell phones went off with a emergency warning telling about the imminent blizzard like
conditions. This storm came out of no where and really dumped right at the communing hour, of course. 

AMY, nice to read that you and Kyle had a nice day.  I would love to go to that cheese factory with you!  Thanks for the cute buzzing bees!

GLORIA, you must have really been sleeping hard to not wake up in time for your daily call with Regina.  I hope it did not worry her too badly when you were late getting on line!  We had snow last night and then again tonight and I must admit it is indeed so pretty when the sun comes out and it sparkles like diamonds on the trees and grass! 

LLOYD, as you may remember I lived in Arizona for over 25 years and had grapefruit nearly every day as we had a tree right there in our yard and I never ever used salt or sugar on them as they were so sweet already!  They were yummy! 

Have a good rest of your evening, EVERYFRIEND🦋

Jenny

JaneS

I was just going to stop by and say 'good night" but I have to say I'm so happy to MArY ANN's post.  It's good to know that she's you're on the mend.  I hope it's a short time until you rejoin your friends here in S&F.

And now I'm going to bed.  I always wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow and since SHIRLEY already took my line and wished you that, I'm going to also wish you good health as the days and years pass.  Good Night my friends!

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Gloria

Good morning everyone, 23 and feels like 15, must be windy out. Another day to stay inside. Think I will be happy when April and May get here this year. Oh well nature will be what it is, right? Maybe we will get the snow we have missed this month in April, happened before with an 8" snow in May.

LLOYD  I think 35 would feel warm about now. I like the pimk grapefruit with no sugar or salt. Too much salt is not good either.

AMY  YOU CAN KEEP MOST OF THE CHEESE UNLESS YOU ARE MAKING MAC AND CHEESE, oops sorry about the caps. Let me hide the chocolate for you, then you will never find it. I would eat it all, yummy. ;) Nah I would leave half fo you.

MARY ANN  so good to see your post. Worried about you when we heard you were in the hospital because of a heart attack.We all miss you. Prayers and hugs for you.

CALLIE  hello and hope you sre doing good, too.

SHIRLEY  my doctor is worried about my weight and wants me to eat more. Heck I can not stand on my feet to cook. I dislike TV dinners with all the sodium and all the preservatives. Wish I could trust the CNA's I have been getting to cook for me. Then again I eat a little and am full.

JENNY  I had the computer on sleep so wasn't on when she tried on
Skype so she called, I did not hear  the phone ring but I hear d her leaving a message on the machine. I really was sound asleep. This was another morning of waking early so hope I don't fall asleep again this afternoon. The CNA I was supposed to have yesterday called into the office and could not make it. Today I have one coming that I had before and I like her.

JANE  I am surprised I have lived all these years whe no one in my family seemd to pass 69 years old. Hope you slept great last night.

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Sandy


Good Morning Everyone,  from
the still dry underfoot, but
cold and clear Rocky Coast
of Maine...   

Jenny... 
I have lost track of why
you are cleaning out your
house.   Did I read somewhere
that you are getting
ready to move,  and that is
why you are cleaning out? 

Are you hoping to be closer
to Michelle and the boys to
be  more of a help to them
during her illness?

How many years have you
lived in the house you are
now in?   

Best wishes doing the
difficult tasks involved
with digging up your life
and moving on   (so to speak)..

Hopefully you will find a place
that you and your husband are
comfortable with and where you
can start to reclutter your home
again...    :crazy2:

Hope you all can maintain a good
sense of humor.... you will need it.
As moving is considered one of the
top stressors that we humans
imbibe in..   

Sandy
 :smitten: 

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

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's cold here, too, but no wind so it feels a bit warmer than yesterday so far.  Both doggies have been out and had a snack.  Mickie had her pill and we're waiting for the boinger.  Cooper decided to sleep with us last night and he chose to sleep outside my one leg.  Mickie was on the other side of it so my leg was in place for the night.  We all woke up at 5:30 and I decided we might as well get up.

I think Cooper will be happy to see his "mother" return today.  And I think my daughter will be arriving from Maryland sometime this evening.  Looks like another busy weekend is shaping up.

I hope Mary Ann is improved today and that she keeps improving!  She's been my inspiration all these years.  As are all of you.  I can't give up on anything when you all keep on.

Our boinger will be going off any minute and it will be time for breakfast so....

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

And hurry back to share the details!  We're a nosy bunch!

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phyllis

So glad to hear from Mary Ann yesterday.  I have missed her posts.

Chilly and cloudy today with rain predicted.  I wasn't able to make it to the grocery store with David yesterday....maybe next time.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Amy

Good morning everyone..
Boy did I sleep!!! Roading is fun but it tuckers me out. We need to go look at kitchen taps this morning, not sure if that job will be done today or tomorrow but the taps will be bought today.

Jenny, we hit two cheese factories, Kyle is a cheese rat, loves his cheese.

Sandy, how is your eye after the surgery?

Gloria,I love good mac and cheese. with garlic bread please.

Jane,have fun today. No need of an electric blanket when one has dogs!

I had better get dressed to meet the day.

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

Sandy

Amy 

My eye is great.  I can better out of
it now then ever...I  am grateful to
have gotten  through the surgery
with no problems..   except I felt
like  I was on a flying saucer in the
middle of it all with all the lights etc.

Thanks for asking Amy... 
Sandy

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

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

Joy

Good morning.  I am so happy to see the message from Mary Ann this morning.  Mary Ann,  hope you get to the rehab place and you won't be there that long.  They work hard to get you back home again.  I know you will be a very cooperative patient. Quick healing thoughts coming your way.

I was up early, had breakfast and was planning on reading for a while.  Sat back in the recliner and it wasn't long before I was asleep and slept for almost 2 hours.  Now it is almost lunch time.

I do feel better today, so might even get a few chores accomplished.

Amy, I love cheese, and love to go to a cheese shop.  There is a nice grocery store in our area called Wegman's  and they advertise having  hundreds of all different kinds of cheese.  Such a big choice all the time. 

Have a pleasant day.

Joy
BIG BOX

CallieOK

Good Morning,

Sunny and warmer in central Oklahoma.  I've been out to fill a suet feeder and, if it were 15º warmer, I would have stayed on the patio for a while.

A skinny squirrel has been leaping from the ground to the top of the baffle and getting into the bird feeder...again  :tickedoff:.  I "greased" the baffle and pole with petroleum jelly.  Probably won't keep S.S. off but may discourage him/her for a while.

A friend took me OTL yesterday.  We went to Chicken Salad Chick, a new restaurant in town.  I thought it was delicious and will certainly go back.  They serve large scoops of a variety of chicken salads and a couple of pimiento cheese choices.  Sides are scoops of various fruit salads, mac/cheese - and small bowls of soup.  Crackers, a dill pickle slice and a cookie come with the meal.

Now have a load of laundry in and another file to be sorted/shredded is staring at me from the work table.

"Turn around, Callie, and Get Busy!"  :knuppel2:

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.

Shirley

Oh, yum, Callie, that sounds like worth the drive from my house to yours!  I'm going to pick up Taco Bell & bring home... have a frig full & nothing sounds good.  :tissue:

I have a robin that stops to chatter to me every time I go out, like an old friend. Haven't had any bird friends since the cats adopted us long ago. Must try to find a place to feed robins  that cats & other critters won't invade. Cats are all outside getting their sunshine vitamins. I have tons of laundry to do but not in the mood, been going through a stack of papers to dig out any needed for tax man.  :tickedoff: Lazy day but need to get myself in gear.

Denver

January 31, 2020, 03:14:27 pm #233 Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 03:22:18 pm by Denver
A Good Friday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND!

SANDY, I loved your post!  I can well understand why you might be confused as to why we are cleaning out our home🤣🤣😘, so are we!  No, truth is, we did put money down on a brand new senior building with hopes of ridding ourselves of all of this "stuff" we have collected or have been given over the years!  However, after Michele's last scare of 13 new tumors, we felt it was not good for us to move further away from the family, although it was only 20 minutes further.  We currently live about that distance from them now, but it is a straight shot to them. 

After thinking about how we were going to be ready to make that move or any move, we knew we had to get things in line around here, hence the reason for the continued clean out.  I am a very organized hoarder of sorts!  My home does not look cluttered, but truth is I just do a good job of hiding it!  We are far from being done, but we are doing our best to keep on doing it until we feel we have things organized enough in case, as you said, we do find that place or a move is necessary.  I am like many others, in that I do have a lot of nice things that no one in our family are interested in taking. I have all of the family momentous on both sides, and it is very hard to just send it down the road, but it appears that is what I am going to have to do.  I wish I had the ability to take a devil may care attitude and JUST DO IT!  It would sure make my life easier and my heart a lot less stressed! 

We have lived in this home for 15 years and we came here from having 2 homes.  We did get rid of a lot of duplicate items, but clearly not enough!  Thank you for asking and I am sorry I have been so "wordy" in explaining my case!  Oh and, boy are you right about keeping a sense of humor😘. Also, the goal would be to not have any extra room to start cluttering all over again!  IF we stay in this home, it is time to do a big renovation project and that is enough to send me into a BIG panic! 

JANE, I had to chuckle at having one dog on one side of your and another on the other.  I do that every night with just my Smokey Cat and then when the "Doodles" are her I am in your shoes!  Of course we do not want to move and interrupt their sleep, so there we just hold real still! Hahha

Have a good rest of your day! 🦋

Jenny

Sandy


Thanks Jenny... 
Good luck in being able to
figure this all out.

I think that you are wise
to take this time now to
get this dastardly job done
before you are put on a
short timeline  to get up
and go. 

Best wishes in surviving
this huge change in your life. 

Sandy

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

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

Amy

Patricia posted this on Norms B & T
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Upodate from Tom Tock;

*** UPDATE *** AMA is doing better today but her Troponin, magnesium and potassium levels have not settled down despite medication. We hope tomorrow she will be moved to another facility (Pilgrim Manor or Marywood) to begin rehab to increase the odds of a successful homecoming. This time will help us access what her needs for home care will be and then find time to staff up for it. Jan has been incredibly helpful with this.

AMA is in pretty good spirits, but they are concerned that she still ends up breathing hard with minimal exertion, such as talking with us and a nurse at the same time. Her heart rate is running 110-115 at rest at times.

So continue to pray for peace for AMA and wisdom for the doctors and for Tom and Jan as decisions have to be made about what we are capable of doing ourselves and with staffing at home for AMA.


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

January 31, 2020, 08:01:51 pm #236 Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 08:03:35 pm by Shirley
Mary Ann, I know you are one smart cookie and will know what is best for you. Hope nobody tries to push or change your mind (I'm sure your family won't do that), but "well meaning" people that don't know how tough you are, might. Could be they need to just get your meds straightened out. I am pulling for you. FYI, my heart rate has been that high for years & "that's just how it is".  Thanks for passing on the update, Amy.

Jenny, sorry to read Michele has more tumors showing up. Hugs & prayers. I keep starting that cleaning out process but just as I get into it "something" comes up & here's that pile of stuff to push out of the way & hide, when I start over it is even a worse mess!

so_P_bubble