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Soda Shoppe for October 1, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, October 01, 2020, 12:05:29 AM

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Good morning, 31° this morning, and today will be another busy one with more errands in town and waiting for an Amazon order. Those photos of vivid bushes I took yesterday will soon be disappearing with these dropping temperatures!

Lloyd, nothing wrong with being a couch potato. I had over 49 years of working, paying bills, raising my child, and taking care of my parents, making my way through life. And that's what we all did; it never seemed special, just life. So, kick off your shoes, lean back, and enjoy. You've more than earned it!

Some of us, cough, Jane, Amy, cough, cough, are still staying busy. I believe we all wish we could still do everything they do and certainly enjoy hearing about it!


Hello my friends!  I'm finished with the canning unless I come across something that can be canned in 6 quart jars, 2 pint jars and about 4 baby jam jars.  That's all I have left of jars and I still can't find any to buy.  I guess it doesn't matter because I really don't have anything else to can.  I'm just taking a rest after finishing the green tomato salsa and cleaning up after it.  Everything is put away and I have about an hour before I have to start the chili for supper and then I'll NEVER mention green tomatoes again.....until next summer!

Next on my agenda is Christmas candy and I've already begun to amass the necessary items for making that.  So far, I have two blocks of chocolate...one milk and one white! 

Tomorrow is going to be a laundry day. All my dish towels and potholders and my apron are dirty and I have to change the bed and wash some unmentionables  and shirts and change over the winter pjs with the summer ones.  I won't have Cooper for two days because Frankie has two days off and she's going to Maryland to visit her Mom.  So Mickie and I will have a couple of slower days.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to KYLE!  Is today his birthday!  Today would have been my brother's 92 birthday.  I have to call my sister tonight because I'm sure she's having a hard day!

I think I'll see what the house looks like through my eyelids for a half hour.  I've seen it before that way but I forget.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

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October 06, 2020, 04:27:17 PM #62 Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 05:04:06 PM by Denver

🎵  H A P P Y  🎂  B I R T H D A Y  🎶

             💐  P H Y L L I S  💐

🎵  H A P P Y  🎂  B I R T H D A Y  🎶

              🧰  K Y L E  🔨

HELLO TO EVERYFRIEND this fine Wednesday.

JANE, I will never tire of reading your nice messages telling of all the cooking and planning that you do.  Happy Heavenly Birthday to your "Brother" today as well. 

AMY, happy, happy to read about the Birthday Celebration you planned for Kyle today.   I just wish I could ride along to enjoy the goodies that you will get for him😘

GLORIA, why is Yvette having to come at 10 AM now vs noon? 

LLOYD, don't you be threating to not join us ........You know how much we look forward to your posts everyday😤😤

PATRICIA, I hope your errands went well and you have received your Amazon order. 

We are headed out to pick up a order from Home Depot today.  My Dads friend Diane said she was given some masks that she really likes after I was telling her that my paper masks were breaking my cheeks on my face out.  They are made by Hanes....the underwear people.  Hope we like them. 

Hope you ALL have a wonderful rest of your day.



 :hb2:  :hb3:  :hb2: Happy Birthday, Phyllis & Kyle! :hb2:  :hb3:  :hb2:

 :walkwhistle:  :wave:  :tup:  :whistle:  :clap:  :pineapple:  :happybday:  :excited:  :crazy:  :cheers:


Today was a perfect  day. Weather was cloudy, just right for a long drive and cool for taking the dogs . Kyle scored at both the cheese and choc factory. I also  scored at the headwear store where I gleaned 4 cases of jars. We  had just got home when the pharmasist  phoned and said if we get right in she would give us our flu shots....so we flew back to town.

Thank you for the birthday  wishes for hubby.

Phyllis a Happy Birthday to you, may you be blessed with many more..

Handing PATRICIA  a Halls cough drop  hope your cough  cough is better.

Jane , that squash wouldn't fit on a cookie sheet until I cut the seed  bulb off. Since there was ham and scalloped potatoes in the oven the squash also went in. The amount t of squash in the neck filled two huge containers and tomorrow  I will package and freeze it.

Enjoy your evening..
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


BOY!  That must have been a big crook neck!  Lots of pies and stuff from that one! And these are from the Pennsylvania seeds, right?  You must have the magic touch!


The green tomato chili was HOT!  I mean hot enough that you kept a glass of milk handy while eating it.  But it sure was good!  I'll be making it again next summer for sure and maybe more often.  I wonder about canning it.  I'm sure it would have to go in the pressure canner because of the meat in it but I bet it would work.  Have to find more jars between now and next summer!

Now I'm going to hit the haystack again.  The zzzzs were there last night and I sure hope they're there tonight.  I'm tired right down to my socks.  And they're way over there in the drawer! 

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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October 07, 2020, 01:26:47 AM #66 Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 01:52:59 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S...
... you sure can sing, :thumbup: i can hear you here in UK...As for me, I cant sing a note in tune, even our cats and dogs tend to do a runner...

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


Sleep tight and do not let the bedbugs bite😘


A new discussion has been opened, so that you can all share photos of our friends here, past and present, and thus revive pleasant old memories.


Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone, My computer is all mixed up. It says today on things we all talked about yesterday, and it is Wednesday 7 20. hope you all are having a good day, and your computer's Braine is on the correct page. Have a great day.



Good morning every one. Nothing new or exciting here. Finally heard my hew neighbor last night. Mus t have a  TV in t he bedroom because I could hear it  last night when I went to bed. Not too loud but the first time I ever heard it. Did not keep me awake either.

PATRICIA  I envy Jane and Amy all the canning they still do. I used to do a lot of it during harvest season. Now I would not be able to lift one full pint jar.

JANE  I imagine you are happy to finish your canning at last. Just think of how good it will be during the winter. About this time I would start getting what I needed for the candy and cookies I made for Christmas. My family misses all of them but those days are over now.

JENNY  Yvette's first client has had appointments this week and she asked if it would be alright if she came early and I said OK. I could have said no but she does so much for me-above her job description. She spoils me.

JANE and AMY  I was  telling my oldest son about those crook necks and he was interested. He always has a big garden and always looking for some thing different  to  plant . Any idea where I can get some seeds for him?

JACKIE  add me to those who cannot carry a tune in a bushel basket.  ;D

Have a good day and keep safe.

LLOYD  you sneaked in on me.

BUBBLE  you sneaked in there, too.

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October 07, 2020, 06:49:40 AM #71 Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 06:56:46 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
...its good for Soda Shoppe that we are not singing duo together then, otherwise " ear-plugs " in.. ;D

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


I'm up and dressed and Mickie has been out and we're waiting for the boinger.  I think today will be laundry and in between getting the bill paying for October in order.  I've already been on line looking for pint size canning jars.  I found lots of them.  Some I can afford from a place that "dos not ship to your area" and some that cost at least twice as much as they usually do.  I guess I'm out of luck for now!

When I gave Frankie some chili to take home, I told her "I want the jar and the lid back when it's empty!  She promied!

I like the new site where we can remember our old friends.  I still have a picture of our June posted in my office.  I don't know how to get it to you to post but I'm sure many people have pictures of her.  She was a SPECIAL!

Gotta go feed Mickie and have my breakfast.  Then a walk will be in order while the towels wash.  Enjoy your day Everyfriend!  And don't forget to share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!

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October 07, 2020, 08:52:48 AM #73 Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 08:54:19 AM by phyllis
Thank you for the birthday wishes.  It was a quiet day but, pleasant.  I had a nice long phone conversation with younger son, daughter-in-law, and younger grandson.  Older grandson was at work at Dulles Airport.  He has finally been called back after a long furlough from his job.  And, of course, I had nice wishes from David. 

Late Happy Birthday to Kyle, Amy, on our shared birthday.

It's a beautiful day here with lots of sunshine.  Supposed to be warmer for the next couple of days.

David and I decided to not buy trick or treat candy this year.  The governor is encouraging parents to NOT let children go out and I agree with that.  We will turn off the porch lights and leave the door closed.  It's too bad that things are so different this year but safety for the children comes first.

Take care, All.


I'm up but Attum is hiding out. Do love the new site, Bubble, thank you!  I will start going through the old computers to see what I can find. I'm holding my breath that they keep working until I get everything off of interest. I bought an external drive & backed up the one laptop, only to discover that everything showed up as a file number & I had no clue what anything was, so gave the x-drive to my son to get out of my sight!  Must take care of things around here before play time.

Good morning to all our Friends, wishing all a happy day. We had fall for a few days and back to the 90s today, not my fav weather. My closets are a disaster area of summer & winter weight clothes. The trees are starting to turn and I'd love to take a drive but my knee does not like that idea.  :tissue: Elbow bump and cyber hugs all around!

Ah ha, you snuck in, Phyllis. I quit with the Trick or Treaters a few years ago, when the kids got bigger than me. I tried opening the door for neighbor kids but would get rushed by adults carrying babies (that couldn't possible eat the candy), no costumes & just grocery sacks to fill for the adults. With nobody but me here, I didn't feel safe opening the door anymore so hide out, lights off that trickers can see.


October 07, 2020, 10:23:59 AM #75 Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 10:30:05 AM by patricia19
Good morning, it's six am and 40° here, warmer than yesterday! Happy belated birthday to Phyllis and Amy's Kyle! And thanks, Bubble, for the new site!

I've gotten all the groceries and paid all the monthly bills along with receiving the Amazon order. Now, I can sit back and relax until next month. I am another who used to collect all the supplies and crafts for Christmas goodies, gifts, and parties. We used to have a cookie exchange every year in early December, where each one of five to ten people would bring a couple of dozen cookies and a recipe or more. It worked out for everyone to have a basket or two. We had cocktails and poker nights, dinner parties, and Halloween celebrations, Thanksgivings shared, and all those Christmas delights.

More than half of those friends are gone now, and others moved away. The ones left are barricaded behind doors, and we call each day or so just to check-in and share that there is no real news. The virus is bad here with two days, Sunday and Monday each, with over forty new cases, and yesterday with twentyone. At least you see more folks with masks on now that the median age for new cases is twenty to twenty-nine. Funny how that works.


October 07, 2020, 12:44:10 PM #77 Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 12:58:59 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Belated BIRTHDAY Wishes..

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


I was up and attem but lagging in my work so off I went without posting!!

Jane, yes these are from the PA  seeds and when others have tried it they loved it! One lady wants another one! Need to give some to the kids too. I did save the seeds from the one I cooked.

Phyliss, I don't think there will be trick or treating anywhere. Much safer to buy treats and maybe hide them like Easter eggs for the kids or make them do a trick or treat for a candy bag??

Gloria, a dear lady sent me these seeds ..they literally took over the garden. They did not know there were stay within the fence or to not visit the neighbour but it sure was a joy to watch them grow and hear the hum from the bees that visited them.

Better get back to work.

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


Jane and Phyllis..here are some interesting ideas to do with the IP. Jane you can pass them on to your daughter. :)

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


Hello Everyfriend!  I got done about half of what I had on my list for today but did enjoy the day so I guess that's what really counts.

Now I'm ready to hit the hay again and start all over tomorrow.  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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Lloyd Hammond

well I see  JaneS has already hung it up for the day. good night and sweet dreams I am on my way. I have not had a good day have had a headache and dizziness all day, am on my way to take my shot and evening pills. I self give my insulin shot my own self. Hope to have a good sleep, and see you all tomorrow.



Good morning
I beat the sun up this morning and it is a frosty one with 32°F out there.

Many chores to be done today ,will try to get most of them done if not..tomorrow is another day.

Lloyd, hope you had a good nights rest and today will be a better day for you.

Better get at it.

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


Good Morning Everyfriend!  The day has begun and I spent most of the night waking to remember all the stuff that didn't get done yesterday and needs to be done today.  As AMY said, tomorrow is another day so I'll just keep plugging away.  But one of the things I MUST deal with today is 4 jars of green tomato salsa that didn't seal.  Even if I share it with Frankie, I don't think we can eat all of that before it spoils.  But I'm going to have to do a canner full of mixed jar sizes because I have NOTHING left.  This has been a weird year for jars.  When I mentioned to the guy at the store that this is as bad as the TP shortage he said, "It's worse!  There's no substitute for the jars!"  And he's right about that!

The boinger just went off so I better get Mickie her breakfast and get started on the chores. Enjoy your day everyfriend an make it your own in every way.  And come by to share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!

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Lloyd Hammond

good Morning Amy, and all that follow later on. I had a better knight, but a little dreaming, not bad one's
It is 57º and foggy here saying we are going for high of 83º amd mostly sunny. hope you all are having a great day just as you like it.


Lloyd Hammond

JaneS good morning you pooped in while I was typing, have a great day.



October 08, 2020, 12:02:33 PM #87 Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 12:04:35 PM by Joy
Good morning.  I had a lot of catching up to do this morning.  I guess I haven't been here for a few days.

I did have a doctor's appt. on Tues. and everything was good, I guess.  He said the blood work was good, keep doing what you're doing and see him in 2 months.  He keeps very close check on me,  LOL.  I feel good, except for being a little depressed because of all that is going on in this world.  But, I do talk to others who feel the same way.

I have been sleeping good and am trying to eat better, but just don't have that great of an appetite. I did stop at Pop-Eyes on the way home from the doctor's and had a nice chicken dinner.  I usually get an extra chicken breast so I can make up some chicken salad which I will do today.

I am one who goes by my middle name.  However all of my important stuff is either in just my first name or first and middle name.  Sometimes it sounds funny when I am at an appointment and they call me in and use my first name.  I am used to it now.

I love hearing all of you that do a lot of cooking talk about all the things you can and cook and bake.  I used to really like to cook, but it is hard for me to stand at the stove now, so I try to fix something that is easy.  I am hungry for a good beef stew, but, I can do that in my crock pot.  Just have to get it all ordered.  Getting my groceries delivered, I don't get a choice to actually look at things and have to depend on the shopper to pick things that look good.. I have a small roast of beef on my next order, so hope it will be ok. There is a place where you can make a comment pertaining to a certain way you want something, so I will ask for a small roast that doesn't have a lot of  fat       with it.  Will order some frozen baby carrots and a few potatoes and I have onions. So, hopefully it will turn out ok.

I slept in a little bit this morning, so it is already lunchtime.

Have a great day and be safe.



October 08, 2020, 12:18:13 PM #88 Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 12:23:24 PM by patricia19
Good morning from the Interior, where its 33° presently. Nothing interesting to report today other than a later grocery run and perhaps a duet with the washer and dryer. While we have a phone in service with the three mall groceries, none of them deliver as they do in the states. Since I don't drive, there's not much point.

We had a high of 55 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 40 new ones on both Tuesday and Wednesday, so more people are wearing masks, distancing, and more stores are making precautions mandatory locally. The largest majority of the new cases are in the nineteen to twenty-nine age group, which is why more people want more precautions.

Internet friends in Australia and New Zealand are having many of the same issues as us. Australia is having fires and New Zealand had both snow and floods earlier this week.


Just had the old proverbial "light bulb" go on...In just 25 days, the robo calls from politicians will end.  However, the light bulb does go off...in about a week, (happening even now here) the robo calls relating to upgrading our Medicare Supplemental Insurance will begin and those will continue at least till years end! I wonder what new "thing" will take over making the robo calls?  Guess the fun never ends, huh?