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Soda Shoppe for September 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, September 15, 2020, 12:29:57 AM

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Amy

Shirley, watch ones eyes, for when one is smiling....so are their eyes :)
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

It is a beautiful day here.  It was 51 deg. when I got up at 6 a.m. and it is only up to 57 deg. now but the sun is shining brightly.  I'm really enjoying it.

So quiet here in my part of NC so there isn't much to write about.  Just wanted to let you know I'm still around.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Gloria

Good morning everyone. 43 and when I looked out I saw frost on the cars that were still in the shade. There goes the gardens for the year. I forgot to fill my weekly pill container yesterday so had to do that this morning so I could take my first one of the day before my coffee. The wind must have changed direction because we had bright sun and a beautiful blue sky yesterday. I did get out in it and enjoyed a short walk and sitting on my rollator on the porch. A couple others came out to enjoy it, too. Was great to have a little social time-yes we kept our distance.

JANE  when one takes care of their clothes they do last. I still have a few tops I had in my working days and I have been retired a little over 24 years. Of course they are baggy on me but so comfy.

JENNY  I was just getting used to my new iPhone and it updated last night. Now I have  to learn all over. Still so much to learn on it but it will sink in after awhile if I keep at it. I have had it a week now.

JANE  glad your family arrived safely. I cannot imaging having 4  dogs underfoot.

SHIRLEY  shock it-perfect color? What color? Did you mean nice and clear to see the color at the bottom of the pool?  My son closed his pool a couple of weeks ago and his oldest daughter-the one who now has the apartment I lived in. We know she will keep it clean  and not like his wife's brother left it-a pigpen.

LLOYD  from what I saw this morning we will not get out of the 50's today. Nice I can go out again with a jacket on and breathe the fresh air.

AMY  since you are not a sailor or live near the ocean you don't  have to worry about a red sky in the morning. Have you never heard the  "Red sky in the morning-sailors take warning. Red sky at night sailors delight"  In the morning a storm coming at night calm seas.

SHIRLEY  I have an ex sis in law and her daugter who get all their clothes at SA or Aunt Sally's as they call it. I don't have a big wardrobe and when I get done with the clothes they are ready for the rag bag. Even with a mask on our eyes still show so keep a smile in your eyes.

AMY  we said abou t the same thing to Shirley, keep smiling and others will wonder what you have been up to.

Have a good day and stay safe.

PHYLLIS  you sneaked in on me when I tried posting. Have a good day with ho rain and just nice sunny days.

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JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  We've been up for a while, made breakfast and took doggies for walks.  Christy's husband and the BIG dog (named Rommel) have gone home.  We still have 3 dogs.

Christy is in the shower and then getting dressed and Cathy is coming over and were going to visit the antique mall.  I'm not sure which one.  We have two and my kids like both of them.  I'm just tagging along.

Frankie's birthday was yesterday (I can't believe she's 27!) and Christy, Frankie, Roelkey and I all went out for dinner.  This was my first dinner out since WAAAAAAY before the pandemic.  It was  nice evening!  Then Roelkey and Craig (my other SIL) went pub hopping and Christy, Frankie and I came home and "hung out" together.  All in all, a nice day! 

Now I better get myself ready or they'll go out without me. 

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

And be sure to come by and share with us.  We miss you when we don't "see" you!

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Denver

Happy Sunday wishes to ALL.

It is a beautiful day here in the Mile High City.  Much less smoke in the air and the temp is perfect.  I am half watching football with my honey, however my iPad is on my lap and a beautiful bouquet of flowers are sitting on the table next to me....a surprise from our youngest son and daughter-in L💗VE, that smell amazing❣️

The flowers were delivered just to help make me feel better and I am feeling so blessed to know how much my kiddos care about me❣️  Of course I cried like a baby and that even helped to give my eyes that have been bothering me from dryness a good washing out🤣🤣🤣

Nice to see you checking in, PHYLLIS.

GLORIA, good for you agreeing to take on a new iPhone....I have had one for quite a long time and I still find it a real challenge at times....especially when they change so many things with the updates. 

JANE, I hope you and the girls enjoyed the antique stores today together😘

AMY, I do hope you took advantage of a day of rest as you never ever seem to stop and give yourself a break🤣🤣

Time for me to go start dinner.....I am not hungry at all and nothing really sounds good, but we still have to eat😘

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Jenny

Lloyd Hammond

Good Night and sweet dreams, see you tomorrow.

Lloyd

JaneS

It was a GREAT day today but you'll just have to take my word for it because I too tired to report in detail!  We had a great time shopping; dinner was tasty; and we visited until we fell over.  Christy took tomorrow off and Frankie is also off so we'll do "whatever" tomorrow. 

Now I'm heading for the haystack.  They tell me it's loaded with zzzzzzs and I need to grab some.  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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Gloria

Good morning everyone, had our first night down in the 30's, 36 and  we had another frost but maybe a killing frost this time. I could see it on the cars when I pulled up the bedroom shade. Wonder if this will be the end of all the flowers on the porch now. There are boxes on the porch railings and some hanging pots, too. Not as pretty as other years, not as colorful. The wind did change, coming from the north east and blew the smoke away. Yesterday was anther  beautiful day with blue sky and no clouds.

JANE  looks like you had a good weekend. Glad you had both daughters to go antiquing with. I think most of what I own is antique by now.

JENNY  this new apple phone already did an update and since I still have so much to learn it did not make much difference to me. Just have to be careful not to keep hitting the camera button.

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

Looks like no one is up and 'at em" this morning.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Amy

Good morning everyone..

Another frosty morning here..Sept is slowly getting by.

Taking Kyle to foot clinic this morning then home to tidy up. Not much else on the go..that I know of.

Gloria, thank goodness your maintenance man put the heat on for you. The colour is coming into the area now, trees are getting their fall attire on bit by bit.[

Jane, did you buy anything at the antique stores or just admire their wares?

Enjoy your day everyone...stay safe./color]
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. well I slept very well most of the night, I have pain in my shoulders and have teeing unit for that Pain, but it is not working this morning.so may have to take it in fore repairer.
Have a good day 

Lloyd

phyllis

Another beautiful morning here.  The temp. was 51 when I got up.  No frost here yet, Gloria, but it will get here eventually.  I am beginning to see a slight color change in some of the trees.  Tomorrow is the first day of Fall. 

Last night was the first night in a very long time I slept all the way through.  It felt wonderful.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Lloyd Hammond

 phyllis good Morning we are up to 57º now , the sun Is full but we are sort of hazy, I thing the smoke from the bad forest fires, so the weather guesser say. my teeing unite I have for the Pain in my shoulders is not working. Have a good day.

Lloyd

Denver

A good Monday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND 😸

BURRR, there is quite the nip in the air this morning. We added to our record of the most days above 90* yesterday, but they are predicting that will pretty much be our last one🤪

We enjoyed a yummy dinner last night.  I had decided earlier in the day to fix a premade container of spetzel purchased at Costco, so all I had to do was open it up and put it in a fry pan to lightly brown it.  I have to say, it was very good and pretty much the best spetzel I have had in years.  I was very pleased with it.  I had two boneless pork chops that I pounded down pretty flat and put hunter spices, garlic, salt and pepper on them then pressed a small amount of panko on them and cooked them in my Air Fryer.  I cut up a combination salad and that is all.  Over all, it tasted quite good to me and Bob really enjoyed it.  Even though I do not have much of a appetite I know I have to fix something so I just get something out of the freezer and go with it, hungry or not. Anyway, it sure is nice when you actually enjoy the meal you fix🤪

My Broncos have really taken a beating this first couple of games.  We have so many of the main players hurt and it is not looking good.  We have a young team and we sure hoped we could win a few this year😡

I enjoyed watching the US Open yesterday.  My favorite player won so that made me smile😘

Laundry is getting done and that might be it for day....

I wish you all a good day.

Jenny

Lloyd Hammond

Hello well our phone line has been out,Is on but not clear yet. see you all later for another try.

Lloyd

JaneS

September 21, 2020, 06:09:06 PM #74 Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 06:11:18 PM by JaneS
Well, my company is all gone and I'm down in the dumps!  I miss them already and they're not even close to home yet!

We got a lot of visiting done and they did some things for me and we ate some good meals and did some shopping together!  It was just so nice to have them here!  I think Mickie is as worn out as I am.  We had 4 dogs from around 4pm on Saturday until about noon on Sunday and 3 the rest of the time.  She tried her best to keep up but she's  the senior-dog in the group and it wasn't easy.

Now I'm going to find some supper and then goof off the rest of the evening.  Tomorrow already has things planned.  I picked the rest of the green tomatoes and I'm planning to make some piccalilli and then I have to deal with the red oned.  I think I might make a small batch of spaghetti sauce with them. I think I have some sausage meatballs in the freezer that can go in them. 

Oh well!  I'm going to play Scarlett and "think about that tomorrow!  Today has been busy enough!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Night and sweet dreams see you all tomorrow.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone. according to my sleep machine I got 7.5 hours of sleep, I am up and at it ,but not rested regardless of what it says. but I have to keep going more tires to change on my shop truck.
Have a good day as you like it.

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning everyone..

Temp is 31° and for the next few days we will have warmer weather that what we have been having. Gardens are done now other than root crops and can be cleaned up for next year.

Today will go into town to pick up a med  then home to work about. With this nicer weather I think the garden will take priority. I am trying to come up with an idea of getting the one trug ready with pine boughs, Christmas decorations and lights.  Just in thought now but after Halloween will put it in place.

Jenny oh my your supper sounds delicious!!

Jane,when the kids come here we have had a total of  6 dogs.....minus Davids two Great Danes :) How do you cook your pumpkin squash? I read some bake them and others boil them? I do want to save the seeds  for next year.

Better git.

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

Shirley

Another busy day here... daughter still in town so she is going to come this morning & we're going to Sam's Club for a few things each, then to lunch. Her oldest gr-son has a soccer game Wed evening she is staying for that. I understand the "let down" when they are gone, Jane, but wears me out to try to keep up.

Tom & Tiger stayed inside last night. Started outside but when I opened the bedroom door for fresh and very cool air, they showed up & wanted in. They each took turns scratching their "mites" or whatever makes cats clean all the time. My allergies are driving me nuts but my theory is that as long as cats go out & bring the pollen in on their fur & feet, I may as well have the pleasure of fresh air at night. Have not solved the problem of the apparent invitation for cats to think it's play time. But, they do get to sleep all day.

Better get a move on. Wishing all a Terrific Tuesday (thanks to Callie)... no frost here. I think we still have a few 80s in the next 10 day forecast, but that's tolerable with cool nights, right Gloria?

Amy, was wondering about price of wood where you are. From what I understand, it has gone out of sight around here. I need to replace 4 12 or 15 foot 4x4s, Andy used a term that means they are the full 4x4 size not shaved down. I debated whether to just have them torn out & not replaced because they are just decoration up the sidewalk to the porch & from garage to the sidewalk. I think I'm going to give up and Round UP the flower beds I had along that area because the Bermuda grass moved in and some bird planted cane seed that has grown taller than the gutters on the house the last few years. The rails were here when we bought back in '88 but had shrubs so overgrown we couldn't see them until we got the shrubs out. Then we found layer after lay of black plastic on the ground that had different colored rock covering instead of them ever removing any before putting down different. Cas added a new layer with more black plastic & lava rock but the weeds & Bermuda grows through anyway. Quite a mess and only the strongest chemicals will clear it out this time & hate to use because of birds & cats. A must job now. I'm thinking of strongly hinting for my son to make the longer trug for the inside part so I can plant flowers in it to satisfy my gardening habit... and could decorate like you say, for Halloween & Christmas! Sounds like a plan. Guess if the trug is not painted those rails should not be painted?  They were painted white from the original owners & we've just repainted over the years. Was a time I could do those jobs myself but had someone that loved doing it, now he is gone & I don't think I could tote around a 12 or 15 foot 4x4, tearing out or replacing! Too bad my brain hasn't realized the BODY is growing older and can't take on these jobs.



Gloria

Good morning every one another frosty one and in the low 30's again. I got a good 8 hours sleep last night, actually woke with it light out already. Only thing with that is I am stiff in the morning when I sleep that long. Actually feel like an old lady trying to move. If I moved while sleeping it might be better but I wake  in the same spot I fall asleep.

AMY  hope you got everything out of your garden before it froze.  Would like to have your wood stove heat when I get up in the mornings now. I turn the heat up when I get in here but baseboard heat sure leaves much to be desired. Would like the forced hot air I had at my last apartment.

LLOYD  like you my left shoulder was a pain this morning but I put some Hempvana on it and it eased up.

PHYLLIS  it sure does feel good getting a night long sleep. I did last night for a change. The nights of 4 or 5 hours sleep does not do it for me.

JENNY  like you I have no appetite and if it wasn't for Yvette during the week I would go all day without eating. I have a freezer full but hard to cook anything. We did make a shepherds pie last week and had 5 containers in the freezer, had one over the week end. My olest son says I should get TV dinners but with all the preservatives in them they burn my throat and I have tried most of them.

LLOYD  it is a pain with no phone or cable. With Cox for a carrier here it is out often but we s till have to pay full price for the hours we are stuck.

JANE  does your home feel big now and like something is missing? I know I felt like that when my daughter and family came for a visit. The boys would find a place out of the way for their luggage and it was great having her there to help with the cooking. When they left to go home I would walk around looking for something as my 3 rooms would seem so big and empty. They would be gone a couple of hours and already I was waiting for the phonecall telling me they were back in San Diego safe.

LLOYD  be careful with those tires.

AMY  before we know it we will be getting ready for Christmas.

SHIRLEY  right you are, cool nights with a window open make for better sleep. Will not be long now when all the AC's will be coming out of the windows here. The witch wants them all out by 10-1. The window one I have now is great, my light bill was half of what it was with that portable one I had and that one never kept me cool enough. Guess there comes a time when we all realize we can no longer do what we  used to do and that is when we know we are old.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Amy

Shirley, I understand that problem of wanting to do with the mind yet the silly body has "other" plans. Yes, lumber has gone up here. Kyle uses PT (pressure treated) wood and in some lumber yards they do not have any and when it does come in th price will be high. He found a source for the fence boards 1x 6 x 8  near by and the price was up a bit but not enough to deter him from getting it. We have the makings of 3 trugs over head in the shed for customers in the spring.  This year there are a lot of items unavailable canning jars lids etc can't be found.
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!  I'm up but my "attem" hasn't kicked in yet!  I still miss the kids and dogs but they did get home safe.

I had a plan for today but so far, I haven't been able to get my motor started!  I think someone might have taken the key home with them.  I sure hope it knows enough to come back soon!

AMY, I have always cooked the crook neck pumpkins in a big pot on the stove.  I cut them in chunks, remove the seeds and stems and leave the skins on.  I cover the with just enough water to barely cover and bring it to a boil and lower to simmer and cook until they are soft (just barely soft).  Then I turn them into a drainer and let them sit until they are cool enough to handle.  They are lots easier to peel that way.  However, when I had the IP, I did try cooking them in there and it worked pretty well.  You could try that if you want to.  After I had them peeled, I pureed them in the food processor.  Lot of work but it freezes well.  I tried to freeze them in packages the sizes I'd be using in recipes.

Christy and her hubby brought me one so I'll be doing that, too

Now I have to go put the drops in my eyes.  I know I'm behind on that job and I want to catch up.  y eyes are really DRY!

I hope you all have a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
And don't forget to share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!  We miss you when we don't "see" you!

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JaneS

YOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO! Where is everyone?  I posted at 10 this morning and it's almost 10 tonight and no one has posted all day!

I peeled and cooked the rest of the ripe tomatoes off the vine and then put them in the food processor and then strained the seeds out.  I cooked it until it thickened somewhat and then made spaghetti and meatballs out of it.  I have two quarts of it in the fridge and it's deeeeee-licious!

That's all I managed today but I'm all set up make piccalilli tomorrow.  I hope I can get my motor running early enough to finish it off.  I sill have a couple of after company things to do around the house and that's all I have planned for tomorrow.  We'll have Cooper most of the day tomorrow and that almost doubles the number of walks we have to take so that will take some of my time.

I hope you don't get too bored reading my posts two in a row.  And I sure hope there are more people in here tomorrow.  I rest between chores and come in here to read and today there wasn't any reason to stay!

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep, pleasant dreams and a happy, healthy tomorrow.  PLEASE come back and see us!

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Lloyd Hammond

well don't look like anyone has posted since I did this AM. we Had a good day. and got most of the new tires mounted on my service truck. and went to Sam's club and stocked up on grocery's. see you all later
tomorrow. good night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

 JaneS all we have to do is post and in comes serval post. oh well I bid you all sweet dreams and good night. this old man is tired out. so of to take my evening Insulin  shot and pills and go to bed. see you all tomorrow.

Lloyd

JaneS

Well, I guess I talk too much so I'll shut up for a while! If anyone chooses to come in, I wish you well!

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Amy

Good morning everyone..

Another lovely day to enjoy and enjoy in the garden I will!!
Need to pot a little tree  for a friend ,deliver then home to work.

Jane thank you for the information. The neighbour has already cooked hers and put part into a pie!

Twelve Blue Jays were at the seed this morning a nice bright blue they are this time of year.

Better scoot.

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

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning ladies you two beat me in for Shure. it is 62º and mostly cloudy headed for 74º weather guesser says. hope you all have a good day just like you like it.

Lloyd

phyllis

Cloudy here, too.  We will be getting the last remnants of rain from the latest hurricane in a couple of days though it isn't expected to be as much as they got down on the Gulf coast.  I hope....

Nothing much going on here.  I must make a grocery list for David to pick up tomorrow and do a little scratching around the nest....if I feel like it.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Shirley

I've been here today 'cause I mentioned going to Sam's Club & did that today!  Bedtime in Kansas so that ends the day.

Wed morning..... the phone rang & I forgot what I was doing. Wiggled the mouse & this popped up. 

Had a decent night of sleep so ready to take on the world. Was down in the dumps because my driving knee has been aching the last couple days. The other knee that I blew ..whenever... doesn't give me any trouble so know I have not been "favoring" it. Anyway, driving knee is important in my world, means I can still GO. My good friend here (same age) can't understand my need to be free, I think the difference is she was a first born & I was last of 5. I saw how much more freedom my brothers had (she had no brothers) than my older sister. She loved being looked after & pampered and she got plenty of that! Anyway, brain kicked in this morning and I remembered my own preaching and will get out the Epsom salt & heat pad this morning... fix me up, right, Gloria? :thumbup:  First is breakfast, already fed cats.

I knew someone would show up as soon as I hit "POSt".... Good morning, Phyllis, Lloyd & Amy. It is cloudy/hazy but no rain expected so will go turn on the sprinklers.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, EVERY FRIEND  (Thanks to Callie & Janie)