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Lloyd Hammond

well It is time for me to bid you all good Night and sweet dreams. I already posted but it went to La La Land?



Good morning everyone..

I am sitting here listening to the sound of gunshots and flying geese. Hunting season is here and yes I know they are a pest at times and messy creatures but I love watching them. Guess I would be of a different opinion if they were messing up our lawn. Some parts of life stink! Next is deer season and that is another one I am not pleased with.

Yesterday was busy two trips into town one to pick up more paint  and one to get the groceries. Cooked up a package of hamburg for the dogs and they sure lapped their breakfast up this morning with a bit of it mixed in the dry food. I did make the apples pies, one for us and one for the freezer.

Today, more tarps are needed for the garden and dry dog food to be picked up.

Jane, she did make a pie with the squash and had LOTS to freeze. I know I really enjoyed the pie she sent over.

Jenny.........yay your bloodwork numbers are fine. Now to
 make it through the next tests.

Phyliss ,to me stews are one of the best meals. Everything in one pot ,easy to clean up yet a very tasty meal for a couple of days.

Gloria, hope all is well with you..

Shirley, green tomatoes are not on my list of foods to eat. They look too much like a squished tomato worm .

Joy, hope you have a wonderful day.

Better get laundry started.

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


Good morning everyone, sorry I did not make it yesterday. Think I did too much on my feet for 3 days and yesterday it caught up with me.  I woke early but went back to bed and slept more. Got up had a cup of coffee and then laid on the couch with the TV on and fell asleep, woke half an hour before Yvette got here, then she massaged my back with the Hempvna, felt so good and eased the pain. She would not let me do anything-just stay on the couch.
  We did make an apple pie on Wednesday  and this is the first time I made an apple pie that was lousy IMO. I never saw such new crop apples so dry, not juicy at all. Must be because the lack of rain we have had this summer. Now the water and fire departments are stressing no useless outside watering and being careful of fires and disposing of lit cigarettes outside. Since January 1 we have had only 9 inches of rain. Most of what we had was more like a light mist, too little to be measured.
  I did not turn the PC on till Skype time then checked my email. With all the sleep yesterday I slept good last night and feel much better this morning.

I never bother reading the time others post, I just care that I see my "family"post every day. Some of us have been together for years and we worry about each other when we do not show up to at least say hello.

AMY  you make me feel very lazy with all you do every day. If it wasn't for the darn arthritis I think I would be moving like I used to. LOL  nex t time you think of goind out in your PJ's at least put your robe on. Oh wow I wish I was still making a garden every year I woud be begging for some of those seeds, Hmm, wonder if older son would like some. Since he has retired he has been doing a lot od cooking and my DIL likes to cook and is a good cook, my grandson does most of the coking at his home. Think I will send your link to them.

JANE  seems every time I change my clothes around in the fall it gets warm Nd I only have warm clothes to wear. Thought I would wait a little longer this year.

LLOYD  hope you slept good like I did last night.

AMY  oh yuck, don't think I will ever ea t another green tomato. I never squished one of tho0se tomato worms, would ever touch them, when I saw one I would call someone to get them off the plant.

Gosh it has taken me 3 hours to go through thr posts and reply.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  We're sitting here waiting for the boinger for breakfast and I'm getting hungry.  I think maybe Mickie is, too because she just went in the hall and barked at the kitchen.  When we get up a little later, it's hard for her to wait!

AMY, Fred the Farmer, didn't mention making pies at all and I did wonder about that.  It seemed like a pretty easy way to cook the pumpkin and I'm always open to "easy".  However, I only have one crook neck this year given to me by daughter Christy so I think I'll stick with "tried and true".  If you try it, let me know how the pies turn out.

As soon as we have our breakfast and a walk, I'm going to do Frankie's green tomato salsa.  I think sometime this week, it will be time to pull up the tomato vines and close my wee little garden for the winter.  I still have lots of green tomatoes.  I was researching recipes yesterday and would you believe, I found one for "Green Tomato Cake".  Also found one for  a cobbler and one for green tomato chili.  Who knows what I might make!

I know it's almost time for the boinger so I will say "So Long for a while".  Enjoy your day!

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September 26, 2020, 10:41:46 AM #124 Last Edit: September 26, 2020, 10:44:36 AM by Shirley
Amy, I am still chuckling at your green tomato image.... certainly changed my mind about them sounding good!  I still can't eat prunes or raisins in anything because my brother told me they were "just squashed ticks" in Grandma's prune cake! I will NOT mention your thought when I send Jane's recipe to her!  :D

Gloria, I tried the Hempvana cream again yesterday, as well as soaking with Epsom salt... but this knee is being totally contrary this morning. I'm using the walker to navigate through the house. I am starting to think it must be the sciatic nerve & need to soak the lower back today. I have to get to the basement to turn on sprinklers to get the sand out of the system & then add water to the pool. No rain & the wind has sucked out at least 2 inches of water & need to keep the level on the tiles & not below. I am not ready for steps this morning so a soaking we go...

Still no sign of Mama Callie Cat... Tiger was by herself this morning when I yelled "breakfast". Not sure if Tom is sleeping in the center of the tall grass... that Pampas grass leaves a hole in the center of the plot & the cats were put in there by Mama Callie, have photos of the 3 babies playing & hiding in there and the last couple weeks Tom has returned to that spot to sleep (10 years later now). I decided he may not be dying but running his legs off chasing those rabbits all night. Too bad they don't have a bounty on rabbits, Tom is a great hunter. The neighbors quit trying to raise a garden because of so many rabbits.

Oh, I did post a photo my gr-son's wife took last night as we fed the fish. I wasn't even thinking about being in the pictures so was surprised when some showed up on Facebook!  I thought I had the size right but was a tad too large so Bubble fixed & brightened for me. It is over in Photos Then & Now if you want to meed my gr-son & 3 of the great grands.


Good Morning Everyone from the
cloudy and overcast rocky coast
of Maine. 

All is well ... 

Fall has fallen ...

I hope that everyone is OK..

The AC in my window comes out
this week ... I will miss that .. 


Sing like no one's listening.
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like nobody's watching, and
Live like it's heaven on earth.



Hi Everyfriend!  I got a lot done today but I'm not sure what it all was.  One thing was Frankie's Green Tomato Salsa and I'm ignoring AMY'S comment about green tomatoes because it would force me to waste a LOT of food and since I'm I child of the Depression and WWII, I can't bring myself to waste food!

HI SANDY, we haven't seen much of you lately.  You must be hanging out with more interesting people...like your family!

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring but I'm ready for "whatever".  I hope you all have a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

well It is past time for me to go to bed. Hope you all had a good day, we did alright. going for my insulin
shot and Pills. good night and sweet dreams.


Lloyd Hammond

JaneS you snuck in it said while I was Typing, that is ok good night to you also.


Lloyd Hammond

September 27, 2020, 05:54:58 AM #129 Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 05:56:51 AM by Lloyd Hammond
well I am up I think for the day. Had a fair night's sleep. hope you all did also. hope your and our day goes well.



Good morning everyone.

I did not intend to get up this early but I guess my body has had enough sleep. I was up a couple of times with the dogs but now they too have gone back to bed.  A day of rest here after I label and put away 11 jars of carrots and 10 of hamburg.

I keep forgetting to tell you JANE that I did make your carrot soup......but didn't get a chance to can it. We love soup :)

Gloria, I am sure you could run rings around me if it wasn't for your back. The apple pie I made wasn't good either! The apples went to mush and even though I put flour in the sugar it  still made the bottom crust soggy and I don't like that either. My friend's son is going into apple county and we have asked for some Spy apples if they can be found.

Shirley...squashed ticks would throw one off eating for sure.  I am also going round with a rollator..no fun but necessary at the moment. X-rays and ultra sound will be done on Thurs. and hope to resolve the problem. Will go check out your photo.

Sandy, I love this cooler weather, our a/c has been covered for the winter now  and windows and doors open to let the cool breeze through.

Lloyd, hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Better get a move on here

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


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm sorry about those of you with back problems.  I have 3 bulging discs but I also have exercises from the orthopedist and my kinesiologist/chiropractor that help to ease that problem somewhat.  Standing over the sink preparing all these tomatoes for the future sometimes brings on extra pain an I have to stop and go lie down on the living room floor and do the exercises until I can go back to work.  So far, it's working for me.  I hope all of you get something that works for you!

Mickie and I are just waiting for the boinger, then breakfast and a walk and Cooper will probably be here by that time and the day begins! 

Hello to LLOYD, AMY and everyone who comes by later.  I hope it's everyone!  Have a great day!

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Good morning everyone, cloudy and a dreary start to the day. Oh well I am not going anywhere so really makes no difference to me. We have light rain in the forecast for the next 3 days. I have a dentist appointment for Wednesday morning. Wonder what it will be like now with waiting outside for  them to call me in. Keeps the waiting room empty that way.

JANE  love the way you are always cooking something. You will never go hungry and if you ate all of what you make you could be the fat lady in the circus ;) I know I am baaaaad :( I should not tease.

SHIRLEY  I had my sciatic nerve act up and went to PT for it. When I finish here I will have to go to photos and look for that photo of  the fish feeding. Hope I find it.

LLOYD  hope you slept as good as I did last night.

AMY  the apples I had were very dry, never saw any that dry in my life and they were so hard, too. MacIntosh apples get soft fast after picking and all I can say is the trees did not get enough water. I am surprised you are using a rollator, I get so tired of having to use one going on 8 years now. I so would love to go back to walking on my own again but will never happen.

JANE  with all you do and the standing, too, one would never know you have trouble wi th your back. I know with me I cannot stand too long in one place, my legs start shaking and then my back gets so bad I have to lay down and it takes a couple of days before things are better.

Time to go get my breakfast. Have a good day everyone and keep safe.

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We have some sun this morning and that has helped burn off the heavy fog that I got up to at 7 a.m.  It looked really mysterious outside for awhile but is looking better now.

Amy, I was surprised and sorry to read that you are having to use the rollator for now.  You do so much all the time that I didn't realize that you were having problems walking.  I hope the tests this week will give some guides to some solutions.  And, I hope the same for you, Shirley and Jane.

Fruit and veggies, even right off the farm, just have not been very good this year at all.  The hot weather and lack of rain in some places and too much rain in other places just didn't make for a good year.  I got a little watermelon from Papa Spud's the other day and it had hardly any juice or flavor to it at all.  Also, some pears were so hard when I got them and then when they were soft enough to use them they went bad almost immediately.  I've about given up on fresh produce this year. 

The stew simmered away in the crock pot all day yesterday and made the house smell so good.  I put it in he fridge overnight and will heat it for dinner today.  I sort of apologized to David that it didn't seem like a festive enough dinner for a Sunday but he said that stew was good for any day of the week as far as he was concerned.  It is one of his favorites.  It was one of Tom's favorites, too.

Make it a good day, Everyone.


Good Sunday Morning.

Just saying Good Morning.  I sure wish I could be making all the good things a lot of you make.  I never did any canning at all. One time, years ago, I did try caning some peaches, and then were afraid to eat them.  At that tine, I just didn't feel like I had done them right and was afraid they didn't seal good enough, so wound up throwing them away and never tried to can anything again.  My mother didn't do much canning either.  I did freeze veggies once in a while, but I never seem to have enough room in my freezer. Years ago, we did have a big freezer in the basement, and I did freeze summer veggies then.

Amy, I am sorry you have to be making use of a walker now. Sure hope you will get some answers to your problem.

I have used a walker for a long time now and, like Gloria, I sure wish I didn't have to.  My walking problem comes from when I had my back surgery.  Plus, my right foot just doesn't like to bend the right way and won't go where I want it to.  I have to be very careful. Sure don't want to fall again.

I have had breakfast and need to get on with my day.  Not sure what that will involve.

So, I wish you all a safe and happy day.



September 27, 2020, 11:32:32 AM #135 Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 11:48:51 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Talking of canning brings back memories of both my mother and my gran - moms mom...I have fond memories of mother pickling, red cabbage, silver onions, gherkins, and pickled walnuts, she pickled them then jarred them with lids in a vinegar..
Mom also home-made dandelion and parsnip wines, as a young child i climbed underneath a factories barbed wire fencing ( there was a gaping hole in it for a tiny body to squeeze through ) to pick dandelions to take home to mom..
Now i am going back a good 60 or so years...I remember all these jars were kept in our pantry on thick concrete shelves in the kitchen...I know that, as she kept a large container of gooey malt which i would help myself to now and then by dipping the spoon inside the jar then giving the spoon a good lick, until i got caught doing it one time and told it wasn't for me...

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "


September 27, 2020, 12:40:02 PM #136 Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 12:42:26 PM by patricia19
Good morning! All this talk of ticks and tomato worms makes me glad we don't have them here. I've done very little simple canning, I do make my ketchup and mayonnaise and salad dressings along with some sauces. But that's all outside of meal prepping. And even that, I'm slowing cutting back.

I do know that when I stop in here and see what you ladies are up to, it reminds me of my mother and father, farming and growing up through depression and wars. They used everything, while both holding down full time jobs,  hunted, fished, gardened with us kids as not always willing helpers.

Although I loved boating up the Salcha, Tanana, or Yukon rivers, stopping to do a little fishing, some visiting along the villages, and seeing fish camps with long covered smokehouses. It was the gathering, drying of plants, and preparing the fish and animals I wasn't fond of.

As a teen and young adult, I wanted to get away from all that, to try all those convenience or fast foods that weren't allowed at home. I believe it's not a surprise that I ended up with allergies and now am back at eating the right way as I did growing up.


September 27, 2020, 03:02:10 PM #137 Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 03:09:35 PM by Shirley
Patricia, I agree the way we ate when young was totally different. We never had bologna or any of the "preserved" foods like that, either. Now and then Mom would get Dad a can of sardines and he would eat them right out of the can. None of the rest of us would touch them. Dad worked as a signalman on the railroad, had his own rail car to check & fix them. He would tell about being invited to eat with hobos... turtle or snake soups, ets... and we kids would carry on with "oh yucks" to his delight....

Jackie, I also searched for dandelions but not for wine, my family mixed the greens with different kinds of lettuce to make a "wilted" salad. Dad's mother was visiting one time & we were helping Mom with the food so Grandma said to me, "I use a tablespoon of vinegar to a teaspoon of sugar, is that what you do?"  I'm sure she knew I didn't have a clue. It wasn't until much later I realized that was the measure, not how much!  I never heard of pickled walnuts... the walnuts we had were the hard shelled black walnuts, but were glad to have them during the war, especially, no pecans where I grew up.

The cold front has arrived, wind blowing the trees like crazy. Kind of a misty rain. Tom went out & came right back in, but I need to get to the store. Been putting it off for several days because of the knee. I'm not going to take my "stroller"... not sure if it's called a rollator or walker or what, sure helps to hang on to & has the seat, etc. But with my little car it is a pain to get in & out so at the store I will grab a cart outside & clean it off with my Clorox Wipes hope it's okay. Yesterday I couldn't walk around the house without holding on to it but this afternoon I am being tough & hanging onto chair backs or walls.

This is day 3 for Callie to be missing. I first thought she might have gotten caught in someone's garage, she does think she owns the whole neighborhood. Chance someone caught her & trying to take care of her... she will let others touch her only if I am around, they tell me. I do think she would like to be an only cat and totally loved, so I hope if someone did capture her they will let her be happy. No idea how old she is, but she didn't seem to have any problems. These babies she gave us are 10 now. They are very different from normal cats, but I don't want any more cats! I'd rather put a leash on a dog & take out than have to lock them up like I do with the cats.

Amy, good luck with your check out/up.... I'm not sure what my problem is but noticing some  awful heavy looking veins on the calf of the leg that is sore. My gr-daughter had blood clots in her legs or leg... after testing positive for the virus. Still on heavy duty blood thinners. I have NOT been exposed to her, but did have something earlier that made me sicker than ever in my life. My doctor said not the symptoms of the virus but that was way early, before so many other symptoms showed up. Anyway, like you, I will go find out this week.

Haha, Joy, I see you were chicken about eating your own canning, too! Some things I can't do & will never try again, my ego can handle failure only only so many times!

Gloria, after seeing what I look like in that photo I'm going to cut down on so many Twinkies & DingDongs.  The weight hasn't changed in 30 years but the shape sure has. I've switched from muscles to fat & understand muscles weight more than fat & there lies the difference!

Phyllis, the last watermelon I bought was so dry it had "caverns" inside. I cut it up in bite size pieces & my great grands ate most of it. Not much flavor, but I didn't get a single one this year that was very good.

Jane, my doctor vetoed my going to the kinesiologist/chiropractor & sent me to re-hab that did no good at all. He is usually pretty open to anything I suggest but surprised me with his attitude about this guy. Is it the stretching exercises you do on the floor? I tried to stretch on the bed yesterday & that didn't work at all. I used to get on the floor all the time to exercise but been just too lazy for my own good. This is my driving leg so must fix it!

Better get to the store, not raining but temps have dropped! It is 65 now & was 69 when I woke up this morning. Wind has a bite to it & the trees have that rusty brown look to them. Looks like FALL has arrived!


Patricia, nice to see you!! My friend cans suckers and when in a sandwich ,tastes just like salmon. She also cans trout too.  When you think of what and how food was preserved/put away years ago with no freezers or electric stoves to use. The only reason I am  getting a lot done this time (for easy meals) is one never knows how things are going to be with the pandemic or health. I am going to try to can chicken and then just make some bumble berry jelly and that should be it. Running out of jars here.

Gloria, Joy and Phyllis,thank you.
 I am just thankful I have Kyle's rollator to use. I am sure once the xrays and ultra sound are done one will have answers. I am not a very good patient as I would rather look after others .

I just found some of Janies zzz's and both dogs and I used some....we left some for Jane if need be. :)
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


September 27, 2020, 03:21:16 PM #139 Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 03:22:52 PM by Sandy

It would be nice to see a lot of
my friends and relatives these days
but of course,  the fear of Covid
is preventing us all from
getting together .     

And it looks like it is going to
get worse next few weeks well through
the political season...   

The best that I can do is to wash and
clean well and always wear a mask
when I leave my apartment.   

It is going to be a long difficult
Winter,  I am afraid.. 

In the meantime I have done a bang up
job getting rid of any and all
junk that I have accumulated
the past few years.... 

I AM REALLY proud of myself for
getting organized...  Still some to
go but less and less everyday. 

Have a good week,  evryone!

Sing like no one's listening.
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like nobody's watching, and
Live like it's heaven on earth.



Sandy, I need you!!!  Wish you could share your ambition of getting rid of excess. Guess I never got past those early years of Depression & WWII with saving every scrap of everything "because someone might need it". Ever since hearing that Red Cross lady on TV, say that "75% of clothing donations go to the landfill", I hate to take stuff to any of the thrift stores. At least at a garage sale if someone pays a dime for an item they wouldn't buy to throw away! I agree with you that life will be a turmoil until and after the election. 50% of the people will be unhappy no matter who wins.

Had a little over 2 hours sleep last night & an hour after getting back from church and breakfast in the park with 7 members of the clan. I need another nap but first will see if Tom wants to come inside. Tiger is laying on the back of the sofa where I put a fleecy cover for her. Poor Tom looks so thin & not his perky self. I think both cats miss Callie, don't think they remembered she was their mother, but they let her rule. I am surprised how much less work to keep up since she has been missing.


Hello Everyfriend!  This day is done and it's time to sleep until another one begins.

AMY, good wishes for your tests tomorrow.  I hope they find something that can be fixed right up!  It doesn't sound like it slowed you down!

SHIRLEY, all the exercises I do are designed to stretch the bones so the bulging discs won't bulge as much.  I don't remember what any of them are called but they work and that's all that matters.  Maybe your dr. has heard things about the kinesiologist in your area. I mentioned to Debra that I had told you about this service and she said, "I hope she finds a good one!"  I didn't think about it at the time but that could be an indication that some aren't all that good.  My sister went to one near where she lives and she said "She's no Debra!"  She also said she's not going back there again.  So....

I got a lot done today but it doesn't show so there's more to do tomorrow.  I'm off to the haystack to hunt for those left over zzzzzs.  I sure hope AMY left enough of them for the night!

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow!  And may God bless us, every one!

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September 28, 2020, 12:26:07 AM #142 Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 12:29:06 AM by Denver
This Sunday came and went very quickly....it was cool and smokey out today so we did not stick our noses out the door.  Lots of football....which I could do well without😩

Yesterday afternoon we were invited to Dave and Michele's for a visit and dinner.  It was delightful to catch up with all of them and enjoy a nice meal together.   She is doing quite well with the new chemo maintenance.  She will have a couple more treatments before they do more tests to see if this lower dose is keeping the tumors under control. 

We had chicken drumsticks in the air fryer for our meal today.  They were nice big ones.  I put them in some olive oil and spices and let them marinate for a couple of hours and they were delicious.  We had yellow squash with onions and potato salad. 

AMY, I somehow missed that you are having issues that have caused you to have to use Kyles walker.  I hope you find out what is going on when you go to the doctor.  I just hope that it is nothing too serious. 

SHIRLEY, I hope Callie Kitty is OK and has just found a spot for a short time while she is away from home.  I can believe that one less kitty makes your work a bit easier.

SANDY, I am proud of you for continuing to get rid of thinks.  I am trying, but not that successful🤪   If I had someone to take stuff I would pretty much give them anything the6 would be willing to take!

Good night, JANE.  I do hope you find plenty of zzz's to get you through the night.

Pleasant dreams to all.

"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


Good morning everyone..

No rain yesterday and I think it will be the same today despite the weather guessers calling for some. Tis 58° F at the moment with a high of 73 °.

We did put in a lazy day yesterday, met up with friends in the morning for a bit then home to do nothing. Sleep,sit on the porch and just enjoyed the day.

I think today we are going to go on a colour tour before the rain pounds the leaves off. We had discussed going through the Park but we shall see. Not a place you want to be on a weekend as people stop and jump out of their cars anywhere to take photos of the leaves.

Jenny, good to hear Michele is doing well with her treatments..pray she keeps on that same road. Sounds like you are having fun with your air fryer and have mastered it!

Jane,I go Thur for the tests. My leg has a choice ...when I get up in the morning it can either stay in bed or come with me............thankfully it has always come with me. :2funny:

Shirley, Callie has likely found "her" spot outside for the time being and will come home. My friend had two cats and if they didn't want to be found you couldn't find them no matter how hard you looked and this was in the house!

Sandy, you are going to be a lady in demand as I too could use your help. My problem is that every scrap of fabric 2" x 2" is saved along with a lot of other pieces...but will I use them?? Really think they should all be bagged up and passed on......

Better get ready to meet the day.

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


Good morning everyone, feels more like mid June than the end of September this morning. Very humid and will be at least mid 70's. Rain in the forecast for late tomorrow and Wednesday and Thursday. Sure since I have to go to the dentist Wednesday morning. Just heard on the news there is now fire in the wine country in California.

PHYLLIS  I agree with you about produce this year. Other than from a farm there is one family owned market that buys local as much as they can but this year not as tasty. Even fruit and grapes that don't come from local are terrible this year. Bad weather all over, too much rain or not enough. I am with your David, beef stew is great any day.

JOY  I agree about the rollator, going anywhere the one who takes me has to take the rollator, too. I s tar ted using a cane but tha t was not  enough to help after awhile. When I moved here I was one of 3 people with one but now there are a lot of them. I am so used to it now I rather sit on it when I go anyplace. Better height for me at a table, too.

JACKIE  My Mom did a lot of canning in the hot summer days of August and not even a fan in the house. I don't know how she did it. I did a lot of it when I had all my family home, easier to freeze food.

PATRICIA  I loved cooking and not with any prepared foods, from scratch. Now I cannot stand long enough to even cook a couple of eggs. I make my oatmeal in the morning by bringing the water to a boil and adding the oatmeal, turn the heat off, cover it and set the timer. Cooks just being covered and all the heat. I sit waiting for the timer to go off in 10 minutes.

SHIRLEY  a rollator has wheels, a seat and brakes. A walker has 4 legs and some have little runners on the bottom of them or tennis balls on the legs. Looks like you jave a rollator. Use it and no hole onto walls, they will not help you hang on if your knee folds up on you. You better get you to a doctor to check that knee, could be something you cannot help. I wish I had about 25 of the pounds I lost. I don't  like being 80 pounds. I do not have enough to get sick and lose any. I for one did not think you looked fat in that photo. ou sure do not want to look like a bag of bones the way I do now. I will have the AC running later.

AMY  I enjoyed canning and when we had a freezer I froze just about every thing from the garden. Much easier and faster.

SANDY  we have  to wear a mask going out of our apartments. I did forge t a couple of times and had to come back for one. Now I keep one in a sandwich bag in  the pouch under my rollator.

JANE  I have some exersizes to stretch my back but are supposed to be done on the floor. If I got down on the floor someone would have to get me up so I do them on the bed.

JENNY I got rid of so much when I moved here. I kept some thing of sentimental value only to me.

Have a good day everyone and stay safe.

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Good Morning everyone. well my tattle said I got 7 hours sleep , well it was on that long. well the T V says 49º my temp say's 51º clear and high is supposed to get to62º. we turned the heat on, feels good also.
Have a great day.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  And believe it or not, it IS a GOOD MORNING!  I went to bed last night at a little before 11 and I woke up this morning at 6:45!  I had to look twice at the clock! I couldn't believe it!

JENNY, I've been wondering about Michele.  I'm so happy to hear that she's doing well and I'm waiting anxiously to hear about the next test!  Please be sure to let us know.

I think I could use Sandy's services, too.  My plan for the winter is to eliminate half of what is in the boxes in my storage room.  Around here, no one is accepting donations at this time!  It wouldn't do much good to go through the stuff right now.  SOoooo....I'm reserving Sandy's services for the early Spring!

AMY, sorry, I thought you said you were going to the dr. today. I have to learn to pay better attention!  I hope that leg continues to get up with you.  We don't want any "lazy legs" around here!

The guy is coming today to take all my new smoke alarms down and get all new ones to put up.  I'm so frustrated with having them going off and not stopping that I probably wouldn't even believe them if my house was in flames all around me!

I think I'm going to try to inventory the freezer today.  I have a lot of stuff that I'm collected for veggie soup over the summer and I'm going to try to get it all together and get ready to make the soup later this week....maybe!  But I need to know what I have and what I might need to supplement.  And that's my plan for today.  Frankie said she might stop over for a visit.  She doesn't have to work today!  We miss it when she drops Cooper and picks him up and we don't have time for a visit!

I think I've run off at the mouth enough today so I'll stop that and get on with the chores of the day.  I hope you all have a lovely day!  Make it your own in every way!  And PLEASE, share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!  We miss you when you're not around!

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Gloria good Morning , Looks like you slipped in while I was typing. hope you have a great day also.


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JaneS I have heard that a watched pot never boils, but maybe you should set close so not to burn the eggs and set it off.



September 28, 2020, 01:36:33 PM #149 Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 01:53:10 PM by patricia19
Good morning from a beautiful autumn day in the Interior! The only downside is my legs feeling like arthritic stilts in the morning, but that soon passes with a little activity.

 I noticed that the automatic hallway lights had been on lately. I was puzzled after weeks of hall darkness until I saw the signs that anyone knowingly smoking on property, be it balcony, car, or apartment, would be levied a $150.00 fine first and an eviction second time. This property has been smokefree since 2016, and besides the virus, there are many respiratory challenged tenants living here.

I'm surprised; I shouldn't be that so many of you meal prep. I don't see that here as much, even when I was working. Back in the days of working afternoons and evening shifts and a forty-five-minute bus ride on each end, I rarely had any energy left other than a quick snack and bed. Then I found meal prepping. I could have a good breakfast in the morning and have my dinner on my afternoon or evening lunch period. It took only a few hours on my day off while cleaning and laundry, and I've never stopped.