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Soda Shoppe for August 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, August 15, 2020, 12:22:56 AM

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Gloria

Good morning everyone, we had a cooler weekend and no sun at all on Satur day so took a short walk outside Saturday. Boy did that tire me out. Not used to it anymore. Yesterday it rained most of the day, very welcomed, a nice soaking rain. Did not get above the mid 70's and a big relief from the hot humid days.
Gee I have no t been awake an hour yet and am ready for a nap. Wonder if being closed in like we have been here is getting to me and I want to sleep to forget it all.

A cancellation list at the eye doctor would do no good. I have to arrange with my son to take me and some days he s very busy and cannot drop everything to take me. Since he and my DIL baby sit their grand son he is too much af an active kid for my DIL to watch him alone. At least the days Yvet te is here she can put drops in the eyes, I cannot do that. Even the eye doctor has a problems, I am so afrad of anything coming at my eyes I blink. I know they are not going to hurt but--- 

Have a good day and stay safe.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast

Amy

Good morning everyone...

Nice to see we are back up and running again......thank you Michael.

Will chop up zucchinis , peppers an onion for another batch of pickle and that is it for that one. Need to go into town for a bit then back home to make bread.

Better get a move on here...

Enjoy your day everyone...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

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning Gloria and Amy it is 63º here this morning and bright sun headed for 83º it says. is so nice to just hop right on line this morning, ..thank you Michael. Have a great day every one.

Lloyd

phyllis

We actually have sun this morning and the temp. is not too high...at least, not yet.  Still pretty humid, though.  However, the sun angles have changed and it is beginning to show small signs of Fall.  It can't get here too soon for me.

Thanks, Michael, for getting us back on-line.

No appointments and no particular plans for today except for laundry.  Things pretty much normal.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  Glad to see we're back in business at the Soda Shoppe and everywhere else on S&F!  Sure did miss you guys.  I have to tell you that due to a glitch in my email plan, my outgoing email is going nowhere!  I've sent 3 to Amy with questions about the Mustard Pickles and she hasn't answered so I know she's not getting them.  I answered one that Callie sent me and I'm pretty sure she didn't get it because her next one only referred to the one she sent me.  I also sent one to Bubble and she never answered and that's VERY unusual!  I think the glitch might be fixed but until I get an answer or two, I won't be sure.

We had a lovely night.  I slept with the windows open and I actually needed a blanket!  It was down into the mid 60s overnight and is only supposed to get to a high of 82 today.  Plus there's a lovely breeze blowing!  I was actually a bit chilly when Mickie and I took our walk this morning.

I have all the stuff gathered to make AMY'S Mustard Pickles.  I was going to put them in the brine to soak overnight but I had too much to do, so that's scheduled for tonight nd the pickling and canning for tomorrow. 

Guess I better get started or nothing will get done today.  If I got as many "somethings" done around here as I do "nothings" I'd be in pretty good shape. 

I wish you all a lovely day!  Make it your own in every way!  And don't forget to share it while you enjoy a chocolate soda!

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Shirley

We had a cooler night, one of the few times I've slept with the sliding door open all summer. Of course that is not a good idea with cats thinking it is some way to entertain me all night wanting in or out. Still no cool temps for daytime & need to get out right now to vac the pool & cut down some of the taller weeds in places the mowing duo misses.

Gloria, that is one of the worst fears I have is getting those drops in the eyes before & after cataract surgery. No matter how many ways I tell myself "it's okay"... I blink & the drops roll down the cheek. I buy the eye wash with the cup that fits over they eye & finally got my eye to stay open when that bit of water flows in. I can't, never could, keep my eyes open when swimming.

I got the eye of round roast sliced & run through the tenderizer, packaged & in the freezer last night. Those minute steaks are so good because I don't leave all that gristle in, just melt in your mouth. The cats enjoyed a few bites, they don't mind the gristle... but have a little fat in a baggy to take down to the river this evening.

Better get busy, "burning daylight" as John Wayne said in one of the movies. Have a good one & stay safe! Shirley

Lloyd Hammond

August 17, 2020, 05:09:57 PM #36 Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 05:22:13 PM by Lloyd Hammond
Good afternoon. Nancy and I made a pineapple up side down cake, with real pineapple.I pealed the pineapple and sliced the rings and cut the core out of them. Nancy put the brown sugar and butter in the bottom of the cake pan and i put the rings in it and the Maraschino cherries the hole  in the pineapple rings. she had the cake mix in the mixer while I were cutting the pineapple and putting it in the pan. and the  rings in it.

Lloyd

Shirley

Sounds good, Lloyd... and I usually put a layer of pecans before the pineapple so they get stuck with the brown sugar. I made a big-big pot of chili today. Kept a bowl handy to keep checking the flavor. I don't like hot with pepper but want a good flavor. Got to go fill the ZipLoc tubs & put in the freezer.

Mowers come tomorrow & the yard sure needs it. Grass is going to seed. They won't zip around like usual. I have some limbs I cut off that need to go into the rolling dumpster when I unlock gates. Got a pretty good pile & need to cut down more. Those darn mulberry trees sprout up in ever crack of concrete besides all over the yard.

Had a whole group of Canada geese on the river tonight, they stand in the water & flap their wings on the water to peel back the pin feathers, I think. When the river is deep enough (like right now) they clean up & do roll overs in the water, like a bunch of kids. I think someone has been taking my big catfish off.... more carp than cat tonight, and somebody trimmed away the weeds right by the river edge that I let go on purpose. We don't OWN the property to the river edge but pay extra taxes for being on the river. Public fishing is on the other side of the river since there is a bike & walking path over there. I think anyone fishing on this side is usually someone in the neighborhood that is too lazy to clean off their own spot. I think everyone on this side that backs up to the river have fences so people can't get onto OUR property front & back like when we first moved here. At that time this house had the only fence completely around because of the pool. A number of houses/people have put in pools since so had to fence in. That's my world today.

The baby oil that I mashed B-1 tablets in last summer, is working even better this year. Since I started putting it on my arms & legs & neck I'm not getting all those bites. They look like chigger bites & know some were mosquito and another kind besides the oak mites.... Buggy season because we didn't have a real hard freeze last winter. At least the baby oil & B-1 isn't harmful. The old pharmacist told me to give the pills to the kids the year we moved here, said B-1 is what is in the prescription doctors were giving at that time. The pills lasted the kids about 5 hours and worked really well.

Gotta get that chili put away. Wind has died down but I'm not going to water again tonight, I'll wait until they get done with the mowing. Hope everyone gets a good sleep, sweet dreams & tell us about your world tomorrow! Shirley
:snowball:  :excited:

Lloyd Hammond

Good Night and sweet dreams everyone.

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning everyone.

Nice to see we are back up and running....thank you Michael.

I too am running so will be back in a bit. We are putting up a partial fence (took the old one down )  I need to run the garden tiller through the area first..

Take care everyone  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

Lloyd Hammond

well it is good we are able to get on line again. but it is not steady drops while typing and have to re set? but every thing seams to be out of whack world wide now days.



Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

Has not been very buy here today. feels like I am talking to my self.good night and sweet dreams. good night everyone. Hope to see you all tomorrow.

Lloyd

Gloria

Good morning everyone. So glad to get in here this morning. Thank you Michael for all you do to keep us up and running.

What a change in temperature here,  last night went to 57 and a good night for sleeping. No AC only a fan in the bedroom and the window open. So good sleeping with some fresh cool air coming in.

AMY  how do you make pickles with zucchini? My daughter makes relish with them. My son has so many in his garden this year he keeps me  more than supplied with them and I share with Yvette. I like them but can only eat so much of them.

LLOYD  this morning was 57 when I got up and checked it.

PHYLLIS  Monday night we had a thunderstorm and I slept through it. I know my windows wer e wet when I got up, only way I knew we had 1 inch of rain, Sunday night we had 1/2  inch of rain. More rain that we have had since spring when we had so much of it.

JANE  I have had that problem with email not going out before. I had not heard frohe ones I emaled and one day loo in the box for unsent mail and there they all were. My grandson got into my PC from his home and he fixed something. I love watch the arrow moving around wi th me just sitting here watching it.

SHIRLEY  I can do better with an eye cup than drops. I used to open my eyes under water so the eye cup was easy for me.

LLOYD  been a long time since I had pineapple upside down cake but with the canned pineapple rings.

Have a good day everyone and stay safe.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast

Amy

Good morning everyone...

Beautiful cooler morning here. I have to go pick up dog food
 and more canning jars. Since I still have beets, dills pickles and tomatoes to do 4 more cases should do it.

Gloria, I always swam underwater with my eyes open, but to put drops in my eye is another thing. NOPE, not happening, not sure what I will do when I need to put drops in.

I think we are still on the old site and Michael is still working on the glitches so we can go to the new site. I am so glad he understands all that as it all gobbley gook to me.

Better  move it, once we get back home we have the fence to put up..

Enjoy your day everyone 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

Lloyd Hammond

 Gloria and Amy 60º and clear here going for 80º the whether guesser says. that is a good step to what we had last weak. hope you all get better temp. also.
 Gloria set a good example for us. oh yes we got a quart and a 1/2 of elder berry juice ready to make jelly, have a great day see all later

Lloyd


Shirley

It is 75° already so better run to the store before it gets any hotter. Cool last night so had the sliding door open and lots of breaks in sleep to let cats in & out. The choices we make.  :crazy2:  Trees are hardly moving right now and it feel strange, like it could storm. Checked radar & only a few showers to the west that don't look serious.

I was checking out the flu we called "Asian" that I had back in the '50s & again in the '60s, ran across this article I thought interesting.  https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31201-0/fulltext  Makes me wonder what would have happened if we had not shut down the world (like those times), would it have lingered this long or run the course faster and be over. Don't think we have an answer but certainly plenty of time to ponder.

I saw someone interviewed on TV that had a mask that looked like it had a spring type "rib" that went from the top of the nose to chin to keep the fabric away from the nose & mouth. To me it looks like a great idea. I breathe so hard the fabric sucks in & out as I often need to breathe through my mouth. Any of you that sew remember buying "staves" or such that we sewed into formals to hold them up if strapless?  Maybe Google can find some, or Amazon. My husband's white shirts had them to keep the tips of the collars in place. Gotta go search while I think of it.

Lloyd Hammond

 Shirley My big screen TV monitor is messing up so I had to moove over to try to answer your Q Back in those days we had more common seance I think. nothing wrong with this world just us people in it are messed up and seam to be getting worse.

Lloyd

Shirley

Well, I found something on Amazon and hope it works. Was talking to a friend my age & asked her if she wore the "strapless formals" to her dances. Answer was "yes" so I asked her what held them up! Boobs alone aren't the answer. We agreed the term was "stays". I was spelling it "staves" so after she thought about it, called back with the different spelling & it worked! Google & Amazon agreed so I ordered a roll & will let you know if sewing them into the masks will keep the fabric away from nose & mouth with kind of an arch from between the eyes to below the chin. The stays are made of polyester now, not the metal ones of long ago. Anyway, will let you know how it works. My problem is having to breathe through my mouth (I think I am repeating myself)... part of the time.

Lloyd, I do have plenty of "common" sense, just wish I had more "techie" sense. Sorry about your monitor. I am still struggling to fix all the changes going from Cox to AT&T, problem is I don't understand what "they" are talking about in their instructions.

Amy

Good morning
I guess there are many that can't access this the old forum or the new one. I can get in here but not the new one.

We did get the fence up..looks good but I sure don't want to do that again. Most was easy pounding of the posts but some were a real stinker ,hitting roots or rocks.

Today will be a catch up day..lots to do .

Shirley ,they may work just make sure there is double stitching where the stays are.

Making this short ,will be 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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, another good cool night to sleep. Would be so nice if the daytime temperature would stay in the 70's. August is usually the hot month here. It was another 57 this morning when I got up.

AMY  yesterday my eyes felt like they were either  full of sand or dust or  something so Yvette put drops in my eyes. I cannot do it myself. Not enough str  ength in my hands to squeeze the bottle to do it. Like you what these techs do with computers is gobbey gook to me. When I watch my grandson move his hands so fast on the keyboard and the different places he goes on the PC I will watch in amazement.He gets into the registry and places I would never look for. He is the one who took up computers in college and was hired while still there as an intern for the company he still works for. They have sent him around the world setting up branches of their  company. He liked that before he was married and after their  son was born he does not like that.

LLOYD  I remember a September that was still hitting close to 90 and people still going to the beach.

SHIRLEY  back in  the  times of  those other pandemics we did not have the instant news we have now and many did not even have a radio. Now the ones who report the news soud more like the like the limelight and make things sound worse than it is. Getting so I do not  watch the news anymore, just the local news.

No JANE yet this morning? She is most always here before me.

Have a good day and stay safe.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast

Shirley

Gloria, you got that right about news people always looking for the chance to get their face on national news with a sensational spot, even if they embellished it. It has gotten so bad I don't bother watching the news, just see what everyone is talking about after the fact!

I'm slow moving this morning. Not quite 8:00, so cool with the door open I just had to sneak out to see if the morning glories are showing off. They are not as brilliant blue as other years, but the vines have gone crazy popping up all over the yard & every tiny space they can find a little dirt. Super still so better go turn on the sprinklers. Think I will open the slide on the motorhome as soon as the sprinklers quit, need to clean & sort. I won't need the stuff that goes to CO, at least for now... in MO I will not be cooking for anyone but myself & I take most of what I want already cooked in the freezer. I'm hoping to get away late Sept. I can dream, can't I?  (a song in there, remember?)

Amy, I did think about that but am having misgivings about how this new stuff will work with a mask. Anxious to get it & have a try with the cat face one my daughter sent. I wear it most but thick fabric & tends to breathe in & out with me. Not sure this new kind will give me the air space I'm hoping for. By the way, I had not noticed a different forum.... this is what I have always had bookmarked. Did everyone move?  Am I spittin' in the wind?  Guide me!!!

Better get moving, still in sleep shirt & summer robe, have not made it down to turn on the sprinklers or even had breakfast. Cats fed.  :o

Good morning, sunshine.... where ever you wake up!

Amy

Shirley, a lot of members can't get in. This is the "old" forum .
Just talked with Jane and all is well with her other than she can not get in the forum.
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

The sunshine is here in North Carolina, Shirley, but probably won't stay long.  Supposed to turn cloudy and rain again this afternoon.  I think I'm growing gills and webbed toes.

Nothing much going on today except to order groceries online for David to pick up tomorrow.  I don't think we need too much.  Trying to think of something that I won't have to cook.  Maybe I can hire a live in chef.   :yes:  :clap:

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Shirley

So, Amy, how to you find the NEW forum?  I thought it awful quiet in here. Hope Michael figures out we're like a bunch of fleas, gotta keep us together or we'll wander off.

Phyllis, my daughter goes back to St.Louis a week from tomorrow and has been shocked at the amount of rain where she is in VA, DC area. They lived in Seattle a few years & she loved that, didn't mind the dry rain but is not a fan of the humidity with what y'all get on the east coast! Was thinking about you yesterday when looking at the sycamore tree I transplanted down by the river. So tall now and already did a good job of shedding it's bark last year, so that pretty white shines out for the winter. Lots of those trees in the Ottawa area as well as along the river where your brother lived here in Wichita. Memories, we have a few, huh? I take a cut off just east of Ottawa when I'm going to the lake between Clinton & Warsaw. Do you remember where the cider mill is in Louisburg?  I don't remember the highway numbers and always have to check my GPS to make sure I'm heading the right direction. Always new stores or changes so can't count on old landmarks. Even the cider mill keeps adding more attractions and changes its looks. I cook in binges.... have a freezer full and I'm not that crazy about eating it later. Am hungry for taco soup but will have to wait until I eat up some of what's down there.

Bought 5 of packages of turkey hot dogs yesterday, to have all my crew over to the park to fill up on chili cheese dogs while the kids run off some of their steam. I'd have them to my house but with a pool & river, their parents would have to be on guard constantly. For the last couple years we've gathered mainly at the parents home because their basements are both "look out" and have monster rooms where the kids can ride those air boards or keep busy with all their cousins toys.

I thought the parents might enjoy a chance to not have to think of what to cook (even though we all bring food), gives the kids a chance to play with other kids so I'm hoping we can do this Sat or Sunday this week. Decided not to even take hamburger so not so much cooking. I made the chili this week & froze in tubs... but if I take the RV to the park we can use the microwave in it plus keep the ice in the freezer cold. Still like the hotdogs grilled out, may even take the propane grill my daughter brought last trip in.

I've day dreamed an hour so better get a move on. Not going to buy the buns until I find out if this is a good week end for all. My youngest son & significant other took bikes to ride in CO, she has run the Pike's Peak marathon the last couple years but the virus has changed things, so he bought them both new mountain bikes and still get to enjoy the mountains. Too early for the trees to change but any trip to the mountains is a good time.

Not going to check in again until much later. Hope all have a great day, where ever you are... and those missing can find a popcorn trail back.  Shirley

CallieOK

August 20, 2020, 11:57:36 AM #54 Last Edit: August 20, 2020, 12:42:46 PM by CallieOK
Shirley,  my dil posted a Youtube site on Facebook that tells how to make masks that leave space around your mouth.
 I think it was the first one shown on the list - but not positive about that.  (I am not a subscriber to Youtube - that I know of.  ;) )

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbCt3aNWjZTSPsHmBIVvZxA?view_as=subscriber&fbclid=IwAR0_IEBDzP1X82rY0nYdY2TpHO3wDUxnnneqTtwdhwSI3XJF4fD8cG5qGpI

This is the only S&F site I can get into.  Was in the "new" one once.  The next time I tried, I was told it didn't exist.  Now my bookmarks take me to this one and I can see every new post in all the forums.

Hope Everyfriend Everywhere finds something to Enjoy about today.


Amy

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

Callie & Amy, thanks for the links.  I watched & decided i needed to bookmark & watch again. I think the stays come tomorrow or Sat (Amazon) but so tired tonight I can't think. Not sure how this stuff will work, but I ordered the bigger roll since is was only a couple dollars more than half the size. Think there will be plenty of ways to use it & if it works, will share with family.

Cats decided to stay out tonight & think I will not open the door so I can get some sleep. Last night I didn't get a single 3 hour stretch and Fitbit doesn't diagnose type of sleep under 3 hr. I rarely get more than a few MIN of deep sleep & my kids say they get 3 or more hours every night. The cats seem to have a schedule of either wanting in or out at about 3:15 am..... and dumb me, let them get away with it.

Sweet dreams to all and God Bless. For our friends on the west coast, special thoughts & prayers with the fires.

Lloyd Hammond

August 20, 2020, 11:49:45 PM #57 Last Edit: August 20, 2020, 11:57:06 PM by Lloyd Hammond
well I am late again. had a good day. we went up to our oldest daughters and snapped green beans and visited with her. she canned 14 quarts and had a good mess to cook for supper. before we went up there I went to a patch of elderberries and I picked a 5 gallon bucket full of them. Now i will try to get them all stemmed off and juiced tomorrow. Good night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning everyone...

Nice rain last night....a gentle soaker.
Today all the bags of sod etc needs to be taken away to the dump. then home to sew.

Gloria, there are some bottles that are a dickens to open anymore. I have a gizmo that will help open them without too much effort.

Shirley,I think we are always on the wrong side of the door with our pets.

Lloyd, wow, that is a lot of beans. Beans will taste good come this winter.

Phyllis, see if your chef has a brother and send him this way please. :thumbup: I like to cook meals that there will be some leftover for another day....after that it goes into the soup pot. We haven't had pizza in a very long time .may get one or make one for supper tonight.

Enjoy your day everyone 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

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone, 61º and clear going for 85º today. have a great day. I am going to strip some more elder berries for jellies making this morning,

Lloyd