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Soda Shoppe for March 1, 2020

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Denver

March 06, 2020, 01:35:04 am #60 Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 01:41:53 am by Denver
SHIRLEY, I am so sorry to read the sad news of your brother's passing.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.  HUGS to you sweet friend. 

JANE, how nice that your granddaughter has received a offer from the collage to get her PHD.  HOPEFULLY she will be able to get some assistance with some grant money to help her pay the way.

GLORIA, very happy to read the news that the biopsy of the kidney  showed there is no cancer.  That is wonderful news.  I do hope their drive back home will go well for him.

AMY, I loved the rocking chair story you posted and thank you for sharing it.  I love Erma Bombeck.  She was a very nice lady and brought many smiles to all.  I only met her one time and found her to be very delightful.  I enjoyed today's offering as well and want you to know that I look forward to seeing what you post for us each day now🥰

News today is that we now have two confirmed cases of the Corona Virus here in our state.  It has been total panic here for a week of people buying many stores out of many items...just crazy!

Bob went to the PT yesterday and finally has started to feel better.  He cancelled his treatment for tomorrow in hopes it is finally over for him, but has two more treatments next week, just in case. 

I just added a picture I got today of our Jonah boy....he fell asleep in the car after playing in the park today.  I thought it was very sweet! 

Pleasant dreams to all.

Jenny

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. short night just 5.5 hours sleep according to breathing Machine tattle tail. 35º and clear 52 And sunny for the high today. Have a great day. I have a doter's appointment with doctor at VA today.

Lloyd

Gloria

Good morning everyone. Going to have an ocean storm tonight and the is usually a nor'easter with lot of rain and wind but they are saying snow.  Will wait and see.

SHIRLEY  so sorry about your brother. My sincere condolences to you and the whole family.I remember you have talked abut him at times. I know the whole family will miss him. Keep your memories close and perhaps you will not miss him so much. "Out  on the ranch" it is like pioneer days, they all help each other. They are so far from every thing they all pull together when one of them needs help. No one wants to be paid for their help because they know the day will come when they need help. No young people there, all retired and want a peaceful life. My daughter just finished her 2 years as secretary of their association. My SIL will not do any office there but he always helps when needed. Odd couple she is out going and he is quiet and never started a conversation with someone new. He will listen to every thing and will talk if he has something to add. He has been more outgoing since they moved there and it makes my daughter happy. Going home today and some of the members at  the church they go to will be bringing some meals so she does not have to cook. They did that when my daughter had surgery.

AMY  when the 2 brothers close to me died I knew nothing till after they were cremated, that is what they wanted, only their family there.

JANE  this couple is one of the new ones on the ranch and closer to where my daughter is. They saw them moving in and went over to welcome them and asked if they needed any help. They had every thing in control so she invited them over for supper-dinner out there-so they didn't have to worry about cooking. That is the way it is there.

JENNY  no casses of that virus here in RI yet but stores are sold out of masks and gloves and many cleaning supplies. My CNA was telling me about it yesterday. I sure hope she does not get anything, she goes to so many different clients and I cannot function without her. She is like a family member. I noticed the new picture. He sure looks like an angel.

LLOYD  hope your VA doctor appointment is good news for you.

Have a good day.

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JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up and I've taken both doggies out (Mickie and Cooper- Frankies doggie) It gives her a chance to sleep in a bit and I'm up anyway.  I've just finished my first cup of coffee and we're waiting for the boinger and breakfast.

Courtney and I thank you for the good wishes.  She's going to let me know if and when she accepts the offer.  I'll surely let you know.

JENNY, Jonah is so adorable!  I know how you feel being so far away.  I crave hugs from Emma every time I get a picture, a phone call or news.  What's with these kids of ours who have to live way off yonder?

SHIRLEY, prayers continue for you and your family!

GLORIA, don't know if I said I'm continuing my prayers for your SIL until he's safely and comfortably home again.

LLOYD, I hope you have good news from your dr. visit, too!  Be careful!

Today belongs to Frankie!  We'll see what's on her agenda besides getting to work at noon!  Cooper will stay here because she's coming back after work tonight. 

I wish you all health and friendship and love of family! 

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Amy

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Good morning everyone..

Sleep was interrupted many times with Babe wanting out. Not sure if the new meds are causing this or not as it is not her usual behaviour.

I think Kyle would like to go road running today.....will see if a short jaunt to the wee village will do the trick as we are to get snow/rain some time today.

Janie, I don't think I said congratulations to Courtney but I wish her well in whatever she choses.

Gloria, ocean storms don't sound like fun. Stay warm and dry.

Jenny, what a cute photo.one could just hug Jonah all day.

Lloyd, hope the Dr gives you good news also. Safe trip..

I had better get going.

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

JaneS

SHIRLEY, just wondering....what's your brother's first name?  I like to use names in my prayers.

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Shirley

Jane, in the original post that I forgot to post, right after getting the news about my brother, I did tell his name & forgot I didn't explain when I posted again. We called him Jay, as a teenager he got called Jaybird.... as the high school where he started school's mascot was the Jaybird... so when we moved at the start of the war, the name got shortened & stayed with him all his life. Real name is James. We all got very common names because our parents had such unusual ones. Thanks for asking, I am still having trouble thinking of him being gone. If there is/was anyone in the world you'd miss most, this is where I am. Not looking for sympathy but I am surprised myself, just how much I miss him already.

Jenny, I noticed that little darlin' right away, am concerned with even taking him to the park to play with this nasty virus spreading so fast. I'm sure they are taking every precaution like my grands are doing with their kids, but seems many can be carriers and not know it's the real thing. The company my grands in Seattle work for has told employees to work from home if possible.... so it is scaring everyone. I know how badly you'd love to see that sweet baby but travel is so risky now. Hope your father is doing okay. Your family certainly is being tested to the limit this year. Hugs to the all.

Jane, my youngest gr-daughter is working on her degree in audiology, will get her Masters & PhD at the same time.... but sadly she isn't being considerate of her parents and didn't even ask about scholarships or grants. I am disappointed in this attitude of some of the young, thinking everything should be free or given to them. She even made the comment to her father that "maybe her school loans would get wiped out".... her parents have paid those school expences, her father even paid all sorority dues, etc. (parents divorced). Even though she got married this year to someone that "wants to paint and make videos" but can't get a job earning even snack money. Top that with spending over $1,000 on a puppy plus all that goes with it's care, and buying another so the puppy will have someone to play with. They are living with her mother who encourages this attitude, her mother told me she "didn't care if she ever moved out". So congratulate Courtney for me, she seems to have her head on straight! Shut up, Shirley, didn't need to say all this!

Gloria, just when it seems the whole world is crazy, selfish & un-caring, we hear about a little part of the world that knows how to care about others and help. So happy for your kids and the world they are sharing, it really is a pleasure to know there is a place and people still like that!

Amy, concern for Babe's change of habits, I am always concerned what medicine can damage in a body, even though necessary. Do hope you can find the reason. We love our fur babies and do what we think is best, but so difficult when they can't tell us. I'm with Kyle, got spring fever & want to get out & drive!

Lloyd, hope you get a good check up today. Do you go to the VA in Warrensburg or KC? 

I do need to get a move on. Nothing to show for my day and so much to do.... laundry as well as this house isn't going to get rid of the dust bunnies if I don't help.

Amy

Road runners are back...lovely day for driving ...no sun. We stopped at Tim's for a pit stop then onto a grocery store where I found my tea, which is getting like hens teeth to find. This one is way better than Tetley and may soon be going off the shelves for good. Tis a down east tea with robust flavour but not many here know it.

Stood the van on it's nose, breaking for a female turkey, thankfully she did cross the road without mishap. No turkey dinner tonight :)

Shirley, I always worry about our pets and will notice anything off colour with them. I did notice that she isn't favouring that leg as much though. James may leave a void in your life but not in your heart.

I did strain the yogurt that was made yesterday and I made blueberry sauce to go with it but need to do the washing up yet...better get at 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

Sandy



Good Morning Everyone from the
sunny,  warmer but windier
rocky coast of Maine. 

Gloria,  Our temperatures
here in Maine are rising,
but with that comes
the wind and that wind doesn't
seem to stop until May... 
So even though it is warmer
the wind takes much of the joy
out of that. 

I do love the Sun Shining in
my Windows mornings.  And so do
my plants.    I am getting into
plants these days and am enjoying
my new plant habit. 

I am very sorry Shirley to hear
that your brother passed... Very
hard news for you and your family. 

Positive thoughts  about what
is awaiting him in his afterlife
helps for you to endure this loss.
So sad for you. 

Days are flying by and
tomorrow the clocks Spring
Ahead... 

Enjoy when possible.
Sandy

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

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JaneS

SHIRLEY, thanks for the name.  I won't forget that one!  I think I told you I've never referred to my sister's husband as a BIL.  He's been the "BROTHER" I always wanted ever since they walked down the aisle after their wedding.  And his name is JAMES!!  I have to get down there for a visit!

Frankie went to work and both doggies are napping.  I think I'll join them.  My eyelids are drooping so far down I can hardly see through them!  Keep on keeping on, Everyfriend!

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Joy

Shirley,  so sorry about your brother.  I know you will miss him. I seem to be feeling better.  Getting stronger.  Still can't do anything without a nurse or side with me.  Although I can do things ok.  Get washed and dressed with help getting my pants on.  Still cannot bend over more than 45%..  Still have to sleep with my legs restricted in a big foam thing.  Can't move them.  Surprisingly it isn't all that bad.  Feels good in the morning tho just to be able to stand up.  I am coming along.  I hope to be able to go home and see if I will get along by myself.  Will have to be very cautious.  Weather getting nicer next week.  Joy
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Cottoncandy

Shirley..sorry to hear about loss of your brother...I come from big family..5 Brothers and 3 Sisters..only 1 brother and I left. Jane if you don't mind me asking..what foods was recommended to you for BP ? CC

JaneS

Sweet potatoes, swiss chard, beets (and the juice you cook them in), dark leafy greens, black and white beans, olives, salmon, cheese, olive oil, cashews (no salt) algae oil, bananas, berries )strawberries, raspberries - red and black, blueberries, garlic, quinoa, broccoli, kale, tuna.  There's more but I only listed the stuff I like and I'm not even sure of some of that.  We have a Mennonite store right down the road that has fresh produce year round.  So I'm lucky because that's the stuff I like.

If you google "what foods will help lower BP", you'll get a lot of good info!

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Cottoncandy

Thank you Jane...I will google....CC

Gloria

Good morning everyone, well the storm was a farce. After allerting everyone about the ocean storm last weather report I heard last night said it was too far off the coast and we would get a little rain. It was raining when I went to bed a little after 9 and now at 3am the walks and parking lot are dry. I was so tired last night I went to bed too early and think I was in lala land in 2 minutes if that long.

Got a brief phone call from my daughter late afternoon and they just got home. Will be glad to talk with her later to hear all that went on. She did say her other half had a good ride home. He will have to go back for a checkup in 2 or 3 months. They will not enjoy going to Phoenix in the summer, gets HOT there. Thank you for your prayers, much appreciated by family and me.

JANE  that is great for Courtney if she accepts the offer. You must be very proud of your family and what they do with their lives.

AMY  the storm that was warned about was too far out in the Atlantic for us to get it. Sop much for all the weather forecasters and the expensive machines they have. All the different local channels say something a little different anyway. Gosh you had me messed up, yesterday was Friday not WEDNESDAY. You had me wondering if I slept the clock around for several days. ;)

SHIRLEY  for many years my 3 kept me going until I got smart and kicked their father out. They kept me going with their love. The 3 of them tell me I should have kicked him out years earlier. My daughter always said she was born in the wrong century, would have been a good pioneer, well she is almost like them now with a few modern conveniences like bathroom and electricity and running water.

SANDY  like you it has been windy here, too. the wind whistles in this corner of the building, some nights I turn a fan on to block the sound of it so I can get to sleep. Wish we could get some of that wind on hot summer nights when it seems there is not a breath of air moving. I found out year s ago my plant s did much bet ter in an eas terly window with the morning sun. Now I have  trouble keping just a few here with west windows. Sun too hot by then.

JOY  good news  that tiy ar e getting stronger every day. Will you be able to get help when you get home? I feel much beer since he CNA is back after almost 5 months being out on sick leave. She has been busy here doing things that the lazy ones I had while she was out. She also has been doing some cooking so I am back to eating better again. Every day she gives me a good back massage that really helps for the rest of the day.

Since it is so early yet I have had my coffee but instead of breakfast maybe I should go back to bed.

Have a good day.

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Lloyd Hammond

Cottoncandy what part of Texas do you live?

Lloyd

Amy

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Good morning everyone..

Looking to be a grand day .The trip we put off because of the bad weather they were calling for and didn't get will be done today. Hubby is running out of his cheese and I need two quilt backings. Wonder if he will be able to pass the chocolate factory??

Gloria, we didn't get the nasty weather either and I don't mind that.I am sorry about the day mess up. I was trying to get another one on and put the wrong one on. I must admit there are times I could sleep that long.

Better go see what the dogs are up to,need to make sure the pup eats before we leave.

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

roley

Morning all. Just passing and catching up with the news !, Shirley, sorry to read of your sad news, i send you my condolences and Lloyd, I hope all went well at your Doc's appointment ?,as you have said before, the older we get the harder it is ! and how true that is :), so take care my friend, my best wishes to all. :thumbup:

                                Cheerio for now. Roley

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's 32 degees out there but the sun is shining and there's no wind so it's not too bad.  And it's heading for a high of 44 today.  I'll take it!

I had a good night's sleep for a change.  I was crawling in a little before midnight and I slept straight through to 6:35!  I haven't don't that in ages.  I actually feel pretty good.  I was really tired last night and I guess my body knew that and decided to let me rest..

Cathy said yesterday that she might go to the Amish store this morning and do I want to go along.  She's going to let me know when she's sure but I'm going to get myself ready just in case.  I haven't been there for about 3 weeks and I think I'm going through withdrawal!

I got a lot done yesterday and since Frankie's work schedule has been changed and she's not working today, she said she'll do the kitchen for me.  She's a nice kid...yeah, she is!

GLORIA, you are so right!  I am VERY proud of my kids and grandkids and what they've done and are still doing with their lives.  They all are more than willing to help someone who needs it and they never stop improving their own lives.  I'm so happy to be able to say that!

Now I better start getting ready to meet the day.  I hope you all have the best of whatever it is you're doing today.  It's your day!




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phyllis

Good morning!  It is a bright sunny morning and that is good for the spirits today.

Not much going on.  Staying close to home.  The corona virus is here in my town with just one confirmed case, so far, but probably more to follow.  A new case reported yesterday in the county next to us.  It isn't unexpected with our large technical/business population here with lots of international travel.  We are not panicking but being cautious.

Please take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Cottoncandy

Lloyd...I live in a.  Little remote area called hill country...40 miles from nearest Dr or Walmart...Have a good Saturday..CC

Shirley

Candy, we've been in the Hill Country & through during this season, for company "conventions" in San Antonio. Are the blue bonnets blooming yet? Gorgeous country.

The sun is brilliant this morning, but looks like it will be a very windy day, trees are rocking. Weather bug says it's supposed to be cloudy, don't have that right!

I am seriously thinking about a nap already, did not get solid sleep last night.

Phyllis, I think I saw that there have been 2 deaths from the virus in FL now. Not happy to think my family may have been exposed in the hospital, airports or where ever and brought it back to KC with them. That is sure a self centered concern, but my sister-in-law is 86 and for sure stressed, plus all their kids & grands were in FL for the surgery & back to KC for the funeral, so at risk. Still no word what the plans are, a shock to all.

I really do appreciate the messages of sympathy from everyone. Not sure why this death is harder to cope with than the others have been, but it is.

Sandy


Good Saturday afternoon
from the cloudy, windy, mild
rocky coast of Maine.

I am pretty much hold up here,
with my two girls handling all
of shopping, drug store needs.

I know that "Cabin Fever" is bound
to show up,  but next week
I have to go get my blood
tested  (INR) so my blood thinner
will be able to stay in
control.   (coumadin)

I keep busy monitoring my diet. 
I started last week doing a combo
of Weight Watchers and Intermittent
Fasting.  Which for me means not taking
in calories between 7 PM and 11 AM the
next morning... 

It is tedious but for me is
very successful in allowing me to
loose pounds.   I order my groceries
at my favorite local grocery store,
and Kelly  deliviers them.    Erin picks
up my meds from our CVS store...

So as long as I don't order foods that
are not on my Weight Watchers plan,
I can stick to it.   I  have already
dropped 7 pounds.   But from now
on I will have to be happy with a pound
or two every couple of weeks.....

Slow going,  but necessary.   

Have a good weekend,  Everyone. 
Sandy 

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

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Amy

March 07, 2020, 03:25:35 pm #83 Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 05:24:46 pm by Amy
What a glorious day! Started off chilly but it soon warmed up an d is 36°F at the moment.
We stopped at one cheese factory and loaded up on Old Sharpe cheese then onto the chocolate factory ( I had hoped we would miss that one) Then onto the quilt store where backings were in short supply due to a sale they had on the 14th of February.  I did a bit of grocery shopping .Then on to another cheese factory where we get out red pepper and garlic curd and we also got some fresh garlic curd too! I was more than ready to stop for lunch and I think I brought more home than what I ate. Mercy they load your plate!! I did get the two piece fish and chips and brought one piece of fish home along with 2/3rds of the fries. That will be tomorrow dinner along with a vegetable....maybe the asparagus that was 99 cents a lb!

I don't want supper..maybe a bit of yogurt later on.....will see if the boss wants anything...

Sandy way to go on your weight loss!!

This virus has a lot of people second guessing themselves on going out into crowds.

Stay safe 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

Tomereader1

A sale on March 14th, which hasn't occurred yet?  Today is the 7th.

Amy

Tomereader, thank you. Getting ahead of myself.
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 and Tomereader, I did not find any sale on March 14, but I did find where Amy mentioned one on Feb 14.  Just because of your exchange, I looked for it.  Maybe I didn't look back far enough.

Mary Ann

Amy

Mary Ann, I corrected my mistake. I had put it down as Mar. when in fact it was Feb. Tomereader  caught it for me.
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

I'm off to start resetting clocks...then my Saturday night shower & get clothes out for church. I washed my filthy car & chamois dried, it sparkles. I even reset the clock in it. Got to get to bed early since my body clock may not like being changed. I don't even own an alarm clock that can be trusted. Cats have one more feeding, they are being picky the last few days, all excited about spring.

Wishing all a peaceful sleep and hope everyone wakes up to a beautiful Sunday (should I say, "Super Sunday, Callie?)  :angel2:  :angel3:  :angel4:

Amy

Night.
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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