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Soda Shoppe for April 1,2020

Started by so_P_bubble, April 01, 2020, 12:14:44 am

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Radioman34

I had an interesting experience last week when out walking: I got lost.  I was totally disoriented. I had to call someone and explain where I was and I escaped my predicament.  But it was a bit of a scary experience.

Amy

Don, oh my gosh!! That scares the be jeepers out of one! Glad it had a happy ending. Now , just look at the story you can tell :)
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

Joy

I know I have not posted in a couple days, but all is going well.   Just been busy with phone calls, getting new meds straightened out and resting in between.  Yesterday was a nurse visit and an OT visit.  The OT asked me how I was doing several things....getting in and out of the shower,  how I get to the laundry room, how I get into the fridge and decided that I did not need any more OT.  So, that is one less person coming in. The PT will be here tomorrow.

They have finally locked out visitors from our building.  Will have to meet whoever brings anything for us at the door.  Luckily. I have my walker to carry things on.  I sure will have to be extra careful going down to the door.  They are only allowing 2 people on the elevator at a time and keeping a distance if you meet up with anyone.  I have food, but did tell my DIL that if she goes to the store, to bring me a rotisserie chicken. That will last a few days and also a pizza that I can bake.  That will be good for lunches.

I will check back in a few days.

Bubble, thank you for our new page.  Loved the graphics.  So sad that churches will be closed.  I am sure there will be a lot of  sunrise services, with big spaces between the people.   Easter services are always so special for so many people.  I am sure when all this mess is overwith there will be some BIG celebration parties.

Have a great evening.

Joy
BIG BOX

Lloyd Hammond

Don I have had similar as to that,Lucky Nancy's thought and memory is better than mine. bad news here, our youngest son's wife's mother, already has to take daliases three times a week. and while in the hospital with that she contracted the corona virus, she is full blood Navajo  Indian. so it dose not care what blood line you have it just's jumps on board. cloudy here and 73º. supper has been called so see you all later.

Lloyd

Shirley

Don, I am one that gets lost just coming out of the grocery store. I have no sense of direction so go out of my way to keep track of ME! I have had it happen so many times I don't get embarrassed, just call someone and explain what I see and usually have GPS or two of them so I can tell which direction I'm going if cloudy. It is scary, but in spite of that part, I've always said that "I get to see the prettiest scenery when I get me lost".... Now and then I've been so turned around & if getting dark, I panic. What used to upset me most was getting lost in those hospital halls with all their added on buildings. I spent a lot of time in the different hospitals when my husband was alive, never sure why they preferred the different ones (3 large ones in Wichita & lots more smaller ones). Hope you didn't get too tired.

Joy, sounds like you are getting control and losing control... I know it is necessary to keep people away, but sure gets complicated, doesn't it?  I carry a baggy with Clorox wipes all the time, to wipe my hands or anything I touch. Glad you are home and doing so well.

Lloyd, sorry to hear about your son's mother-in-law. Hard for anyone to need dialysis but much worse with conditions today. I walked down to the river late this afternoon, felt like shirt sleeve weather as I walked out the door but already had a jacket on so left it on. By the time I got down the hill the wind came on strong and was ICY cold. Must have dropped 20 degrees or more in an instant. It was almost 70 when I went out and down to 39 now with "feels like 33", warning to bring flower pots in. That was a quick spring, hope it doesn't freeze all the fruit trees.

Did want to mention that Jack that used to post in Photos (had the Golden dogs) told me a few years ago that his eye doctor told him to wash his eye lids with Johnson's baby shampoo, was having trouble with mine. Got some & worked like magic! Had it in the RV last time, but have not had to use it again.

Got to get busy, cats begging to come back inside & I never finished eating supper! Been one of those days and now I am ready for bed.

Sweet dreams and God Bless. Shirley

Lloyd Hammond

well I am getting back on track like i used to and go to bed soon and hope to rest good. sweet dreams and good night for you all.

Lloyd

JaneS

good night my dear friends. I wish you all a peaceful nights sleep and a happy healthy tomorrow. and may God bless us, every one.

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Lloyd Hammond

well I am getting like the absent minded professor,

Amy please forgive me I should have called and thanked you for the soda bread recipe. Nancy took it from you and she baked two loves of it, it was great we have all but devoured one loaf of it. i will try to return the favor soon. I have something in mined But in a day or so i will need your snail mail address please' you may call with it if you haven
 already gave it to Nancy,she is in bed and asleep. where  i am on my way now, I have gave my self my shot and filled the reservoirs on my breathing machine, good night

Lloyd

Denver

April 03, 2020, 01:27:31 am #38 Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 01:34:04 am by Denver
Thursday night HELLO.

Much cooler here today and now we have snow.....thankfully it will start to warm up tomorrow and we will have some nice days for a bit.

DON, how frightening to be disoriented and feeling scared to not know where you are to go. Happy it turned out well.  Just take care....you know these things happen😘. Did I miss where you told how your little radio show went for your building?  I bet they enjoyed it very much.  I sure do miss it and ever so often on a Sunday I will mention to Bob how much I miss it.

Nothing to report from here, so I will say good night.

Sleep well and stay safe.

Jenny

Gloria

Good morning on this rainy Friday. Started yesterday afternon and wil not end till tomorrow morning according to the forecast. Maybe I should start singing the old Al Jolson song-When April Showers?

JANE  sorry about your shoulder but would be worse if it was your right one. I'm not making light of the break and the pain. Did they give you anything for the pain?

CALLIE  since I seldom go anywhere anymore I do miss the socializing downstairs and today is not a day to go out and walk around the parking lot. Cannot go into the library downstairs so cannot get some books to read.  I still have some on the Kindall but I still rather hold a book‌ my hands.

DON  you must have been frightened when you realize you were lost. So glad you got home OK.

JOY  good to ee your post. Glad you are doing so well and can drop the OT, one less to oher you. This building is not on lock down yet. If the witch stopped the cna's out several people in this building would put  up a fight I think. When they come in now they have  to wear gloves and a mask.

LLOYD  so sad about your son's mother in law getting the virus, bad enough with dialysis. Prayers for her.

SHIRLEY  we had a cold wind here yesterday. My younger son is laid off and came  so when he left  I went out with him and glad I dressed in layers with my warm vest nder my winter jacket, even put my hat on. Who could forget Jack and his 2 Goldens and the park wher he took so many beautiful pictures.

JENNY  wow is your little grandson growing fast. He sure is a cutie with that blond hair.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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JaneS

good morning everyfriend. I had a bad early part of the night but then I got up and took a pain pill and changed to an all new sleeping position and the rest of the night was better.

ive decided not to try to do capital letters because that seems to be when I lose my posts. I don't know what im hitting that does that but this seems to work.

I hope you all have a lovely day.  make it your own in every way.

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Amy

April 03, 2020, 06:57:38 am #41 Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 04:04:51 pm by Amy
Good morning everyone..
I am so glad that laundry was done and hung out yesterday as today and Sat may get rain. The wind blew the sheets dry in no time, glad they were pegged good.

Today is take garbage to the dump along with broken limbs from the pine tree and doggie land mines. Most get picked up but when it snow some get buried in snow .Snow is going...have some still in the back yard and more where I blew it with the snow blower. Hmmm Mr Snow Blower can be put away today.

Joy, so good to see your post. I think safety will be first and foremost on your mind around your home. Nothing nicer than being home and in your own bed.

Jane, happy to read you did get some sleep. Makes a day long when one is restless at night. Can you catch some zzz's on the couch?

Gloria, I think we are all itching to just sit out and enjoy the good weather. I noticed Kyle had brought a lawn chair out and put it on the deck but he didn't sit long. Too cold still.

Shirley, another thing we have in common. I too have no sense of direction. Can get lost so easy.

Jenny, I am with Gloria, what a cutie Jonah is and oh my he is growing up quick! Prayers for Michele and her treatments.

Lloyd, sorry to read about your son's mother in law. This virus is like cancer, young, old, rich or poor doesn't matter it will attack anyone. Prayers for a recovery for her.

Better get going ,times seems to go faster than what I want to move ..

Enjoy your day everyone and stay safe please.

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

A cold and freezing rain threatening at the city limits Friday morning. Tom and Callie wanted to check outside as soon as I came into this part of the house. Didn't take Callie but a few steps and she turned right around and came back in. Tom followed. They are not happy with the change in weather and back to winter so quick.

My big project today is set up the new phones. Did not even open the box when I got home yesterday so know first thing will be to charge them...haha, read directions first, Shirley! I let my daughter order them from Best Buy for me, she has ordered several things sent to the house and I just put cash into an envelope for when she gets here instead of mailing it. She loves to shop & is convinced she is helping keep me off the streets!  ;)  Besides, she really does find the best prices. My phones are old and I will have to unplug the wall phones I've kept all these years, kids tell me their out dated systems cause trouble with the newer ones, and I really don't NEED one in every room. The oldest ones don't have caller ID on them so I keep getting the same robo call from all over the US (probably not really US)because they catch me when near one & I've used that personal alarm to screech into anyone that listens in on those calls. My husband loved gadgets & put phones everywhere, even one I could reach from the shower.I was expecting a call one day, cleaning in the bathroom & so irritated at the same robo message... so I flushed the stool & put the ear piece so it could record the water good. Felt like flushing it down but didn't think it would go through.  :2funny:  Have 3 or 4 same messages on the answering machine (per day) and have to empty when I get 10  or 12.. The new phones can block hundreds so hopefully they will get tired of harassing me. I was answering too many during the period before my brother's funeral, not knowing any of the cell phone numbers of my nieces & nephews. Well, got nothing better to do. I didn't have to get out of the car, pulled up & one of their people standing on the curb asked my name & order number, went in & back out in an instant, motioned to see if I wanted in back or front & I pulled right off. Cars pulled in right behind me. I did wipe the box off with Clorox wipe & washed my hands good because allergies keep me touching my eyes & nose constantly. I really hate having to set up new gadgets but have put this off for years so gotta just do it.

I've been sitting here nearly an hour, thinking and getting up & down to take care of cats. Better eat and see if the ice has moved in, doubt if the yard guy will come early to mow! It is still too dark to tell if it is freezing rain or sleet... what is the difference?

Lloyd Hammond

Denver do like i did last night, I took 3 of those night time pills that are over the counter and slept through without any night wake up trips to the little room and no wet bed either. I feel good and well rested.
Shirley the deference is one has wet with it and the other is just dry hard ice pellets.they sting and hurt, not as bad as hail though. Have a good day.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

Denver I forgot to tell you happiness at 82 is not wetting your pants, just like with a toddler and your self, have a good day and stay warm and dry.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

Amy you must be kin to me some how. I tried to cal you on phone and it is busy.

Lloyd

Amy

Ha ha ...so was yours for a while. Great talking with you and Nancy...
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 and anyone else who is interested, my soon tobe new greatgrandchild in okla is going to be a boy!  Shirley this is the baby I was told about the day you learned of the loss of your brother jay. so were getting a boy for a boy!this makes me happy to share it with you!

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Amy

 :cheer:  :cheer:  :cheer:  :cheer:  :cheer: Jane, that will be another one for you to spoil.....er love :)
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

AMY I went out to the RV and got the camera
but the battery is dead so I put it on the charger,will get back to it and you Later.

Lloyd

CallieOK

April 03, 2020, 06:11:41 pm #50 Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 06:14:51 pm by CallieOK
Sharing what Mama of The Grands posted on Facebook this morning:

It did my heart good this morning when Emily was studying. Ellen was doing a dance class on line. Talked to Carson when he was making breakfast. With all the craziness in the world, it's good to know where my family is and that they are all safe. ❤️

Weather is drizzly and temperature is in the low 40's - with wind chill in the teens.  Brrrrrrr!   I've had a "leisurely" day.   Most active thing I did was hard boil some eggs so I can make chicken salad with part of chicken I did in slow cooker yesterday.

Shirley

Jane, if this new little boy is half the character my brother, Jay, was, he will be blessed with a wonderful, loving life with a trail of friends where ever he goes. Did I tell you my brother's last crack to his family & the orderlies wheeling him into surgery?  ... "Well, I guess I should have quit smoking when I was 6".... everyone laughed.... his departing words. In my world I know Jay will be watching over this new baby like a Godfather, and I hope to hear updates as he enters this world. Thanks for sharing him with me.

Book says to charge the phones 7 hours so I am working on a new place for the answering machine in the meantime, not going to be the far back bedroom. I wanted to put it on the walnut hutch that I see when coming in from the garage, but the phone plug is behind the hutch & I can't move it unless I empty the big drawers full of books & things. The solid walnut weighs a ton, I put felt under the feet to be able to move but forgot about needing to empty those drawers and I don't wanna do it~~ Have until late night to decide. I did wash all the knick knacks. Maybe a nap before the next step?

Gloria, was your son "furloughed" or laid off.... I'm learning there is a difference. One you can't go look for another job because they still pay insurance. Have 2 gr-sons in the same spot, one can't job look in order to have them keep paying his insurance, but can draw unemployment. The other doesn't have insurance & that freaks ME out. I do feel for these kids, been there & when son, Andy, was born, we didn't have insurance so took us a year to pay him off. He had the cord around his neck & in an Isolette for 10 days. We finally got him paid off when we sold that house a year later. Back then ('60) it never crossed our mind to ask parents or anyone else for a hand out! Cas finished college & we moved on, pinched pennies and I still yell & scream at the taxes they take out of what we worked/saved for! I still don't understand where "they" are going to find all this money to bail everyone out, but I do remember how to pinch pennies!!! ;)

Here it is, supper time and I never got my nap! My brother-in-law just called, he has cancer back, in his ear this time. Bless his heart, he has faced this year after year and I hate that he lives so far away there is nothing I can do to help, he called last week to tell me & now he has an appointment with a specialist the 15th to find what they can do. He is a very shy person so I hope someone helps him with all the details. The specialist is at least 100 miles away, the last major surgery he had was at Vanderbilt, but his insurance no longer goes with them so he will see someone at Wake Forest.... their rating is very good for his situation. If you have an extra prayer, Ronnie could sure use one!

Hard to stay up beat with all the fear going around. Callie, Mama of the Grands knows what counts... "where the kids are"...  Cyber hugs, no danger with those!

CallieOK

Read this in newspaper:

(how to make your own Clorox wipes)  "Create a solution of 1/3 cup Clorox to one gallon of water (or 4 teaspoons per quart).  ...moisten paper towels with the solution, fold them and keep several in a sealed baggie."

Sounds like a good thing to have in the car if you go out.  You can wipe door handles before getting in and the steering wheel before driving.

Oldest son has been "furloughed" from his department supervisor job until end of April.  He's skeptical about being taken back because he's in that age group/at salary level when younger person can take his place for less pay.

Amy

Managed to get a few things done today with  lots left over for tomorrow .

Talked with my  niece today,she will soon be leaving to go live over 1000 miles away.We had wanted to meet up before they left but thanks to the virus we can,t. She is so excited for this new move in their life .

Tomorrow will make a run to the disposal site . Then onto pet store for bird feed and then groceries for us and a friend. They will pick up their supplies  here and yes we will stay 6 feet away. She also has a compromise immune system like Kyle .

Calle, thank you for the "recipe " for wipes.I agree with all the craziness going on.....one can only pray our children are safe.

Shirley, I haven't heard of any large flocks flying, would you be feeding them all down your way?

Saying good night.....
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

well it is time I bid you all goodnight and sweet dreams. I am going to say prayers for all that need and want them. i hope everyone like me trust's and leaves things to god. good night

Lloyd

Amy

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Good morning everyone.

Birds are belting out a song this morning, including a rooster!! Surprised me when the rooster crowed as I had thought no one around had chickens.

Full day ahead here..so will make this short.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.
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. its supposed to be a cloudy day today ut with temps into the high 50s. I can take that.

I slept pretty well last nigh. woke up a couple times to shift position and right back to sleep.  I wish you all a good day. make it your own in every way. and whatever it is, share it with us. we're getting bored with our own company.

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Lloyd Hammond

 Shirley you never kept the ice at your city limits, I steeped out on our deck and nearly went airborne. so it is stay in and stay safe.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

 Shirley the key to our van has a panic on it you can push it and the horn will start honking to help fiend where you parked it; and I have used it works good.

Lloyd

phyllis

Another beautiful sunny morning here.  I'm still in awe at the deep blue sky and last night the stars were so bright and big I just stood and looked for several minutes before going to bed.

I hope it will be a good day for all of you/us.
phyllis
Cary,NC