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Started by so_P_bubble, February 01, 2021, 12:14:51 AM

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JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I only have one area to left to shovel and a couple to salt and try to clear a bit more.  My neighbor across the street blew my driveway twice and it's pretty clear.  I threw salt on the front steps and walk where Mickie and I have to go up and down and every time we go out, I enlarge here "go space" a little.  It was a busy day yesterday.  Frankie did get here to pick up Cooper and then we got a little more snow later in the day.  Different!

I like the jokes and they do make the day go better!

I got wrapped up in the "ROOTS" marathon yesterday and I stayed up until 12:30 to see the end of it!  That was an excellent movie.  I read the book and when the did the show, I almost didn't watch it until I saw Alex Hailey say that he he would be on the staff for adapting it to TV and that they had promised to follow the book.  It was very well done.

The boinger just went off so I better go feed Mickie....me too.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

WHERE'S SHIRLEY....AND JOY....AND GLORIA?

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. we Have bright sunny clear sky today and 28º the weather guesser says high of 53º. today. I have a appointment with the heart doctors today. the Last spell did not say heart aback with blood test. but to me felt like it did before. bottom Line I will stay until
god wants me there and he will get his way. have a great day.

Lloyd

phyllis

Amy, Tom and I had that kind of marriage, too.  A co-worker of Tom's once said that, outside of work, he never saw Tom without me.  Tom said that was kind of why we got married...so we could be together.

I'm missing Shirley, Gloria, and Joy, too.  Hoping so much that they are OK.  I also hope that they know we are thinking of them and wishing them well.

Thanks, Bubble, for telling us about the vaccine shot.  You, too, Jenny.  I'm a little nervous about it but I know it needs to be done and will be glad to get it over with.  Patricia, David put his name on the sign-up list, too, but hasn't heard anything about an appointment yet.  Here in our county the supply is low and he is 68 so low on the priority list.  Eventually he will get a call.  Because of my age and a couple of underlying conditions I was placed higher on the priority list, I think.  I wish I could give him my place since he is the one who has to be out and about more than I do. 

Jane, take it easy with that snow shovel.  As long as Mickie has her little spot that's all you need to worry about.  You have good neighbors but I am sure you are a good neighbor, too.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning again everyone. I just got off the phone with my cousin In Pennsylvania they have 4 feet deep snow on the level. they live back on a long Lane. he has a snow blower for there close drive's and his neighbor has a snow plow. so the were able to get cleared and get out. Have a great day.

Lloyd

JaneS

LLOYD, what town does your cousin live in or near?  I haven't heard of any area that had more than 2 feet of snow!  I wonder where that is that they had that much?

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JaneS

Well, here I am, talking to myself again!  I guess it's safe to turn off the lights and unplug the coffee pot and turn the heat off under the water for tea since there's no one to drink it.  I'm thinking I'll put the last of the Christmas cookies and candy in the Hidey Hole tomorrow but if no one comes in to eat them they might get sticky, mooshy or stale. 

I'm off to the haystack for now.  Cooper will be here early tomorrow morning if Frankie gets herself on move early enough to drop him off.  So we'll have to be up and attem early tomorrow. 

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

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Lloyd Hammond

JaneS they Live at Jefferson town ship. close to Lake Ariel ?  JaneS
that is all I am going to put on Line some time I can give you more in email or on phone, I do not remember what town ( small ) that is close. My trip to VA went well they are changing my medication's some stronger for heart and omitting some. I have a very good friend that went cold turkey and quit all his Med's. but he was on a lot Less than I am. + I do not have enough nerve. I used to no copay but VA put me on copay and they are raising it often. just Paid a Little over $400.00 the other day. and my income is not getting larger.
good night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Shirley

I'm still around, Jane, with a message from Gloria's daughter... when/if I hear any more I'll let y'all know.  From her daughter:

"Would you please let everyone know that mom is very sick and will probably be in hospital for a time and then to a nursing home. She cannot stay by herself anymore. No more info than that for awhile. Thank you
Regina"

Hi, Lloyd. My husband's co-pay was higher with the VA than what he could get at Walmart with the "up to 80% off cards" that you get in the mail. I don't remember the names of the cards but they really do work. I take an antibiotic about every two years and it is a lot cheaper with the card.

JaneS

I'm glad I popped back in for two reasons....I see Shirley is OK and I got the news about Gloria.  I do have her phone number and I tried to call her this morning.  I glad for the news but I'm sorry it isn't good news!  She's such a fighter! I hope she can fight this off and at least post again.  I miss her!

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Amy

Good morning..

I am so sad to read of Gloria's news. I too pray she will soon be out of the hospital and where she will be taken care of.

Need to pick up ink for the printer this morning. Phone order in  knock on door or phone seems to be the protocol of many stores now.

Jane, yes Gloria is a fighter thank goodness, made my heart sink reading this news. I am trying a new recipe tonight. David said they had it an d really enjoyed it.. We have not had eggplant before but will give this a try and let you know if it is a keeper or not.

Phyllis, love Tom's response! We are always together, more so now.

Better get moving along.

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 everyone. well I am going to make jalapeno  casserole for evening Meal. I cook three cups of rice mix in a can of mushroom soup and sour cream. put a layer of that in the bottom of the baking dish 8 x 10 spared chopped cheddar cheese over that and alternate a bite size piece of ham or cooked stake
and slice of jalapeno and spread chopped cheddar over the top and bake in oven until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. enjoy.

our prayers are with Gloria.

Lloyd

phyllis

I was so happy to see Shirley's face pop up but then so sad when I read her message from Gloria's daughter.  What unhappy news and I'm praying for Gloria to get better soon.

All went well with my first vaccine shot yesterday.  It wasn't at all crowded, to my surprise, and everyone was so helpful.  They even took me in earlier than my appointment was supposed to be.  And the nurse who gave the shot was so nice.  She was a delight. The worst part of the whole experience was the Raleigh traffic going and coming but we made it with no trouble.  My arm was sore last night but I took some Tylenol and slept very well.  Now, I have to go through the process to make an appointment for the second shot.

Your casserole sounds good, Lloyd, and I would have loved it but no longer.  I can't seem to tolerate the spicy food much anymore.  But, I hope you and Nancy enjoyed it.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Amy

Phyllis, was happy to read no ill effects other than a sore arm from the vaccine. When we had the shingles shot they had said a sore arm may happen  and it did but didn't last long.
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 happy to hear that the shots are not having any bad side effects.  Next week at the end of Wednesday the 11th, I'll have had my first shot. 

Today is cooking day!  I put chicken in the crock pot overnight to make to mix with the dog food.  I have enough for 2 recipes in the freezer (that's a little more than a weeks worth of feedings).  I also have enough to make a pot of chicken corn soup for me.  That will be tomorrow.  Today I'll finish off the Potato soup from yesterday.  For supper, I have my cranberry chicken in the crockpot.  This is one of my easiest and favorite meals.  I do an envelope of Uncle Ben's Instant Brown rice to go with it and I have a meal I love that's ready when I am.  And I still have a pack of chicken in the freezer for stir fry some day when I'm hungry for it.

I'm praying that GLORIA is feeling better today and even better tomorrow.  I hope she's resting comfortably!

The dogs have finished their begging and have conked out for a bit of a nap.  Maybe I'll follow suit!

I hope you are all having a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!


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Amy

Jane, would you share your cranberry chicken recipe please? That sounds delicious!! David would eat cranberry sauce like a bowl of cherries!!
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

I've taken to doing it without a recipe these days.  I'll look it up so you can get started right.  I remember the sauce but I forget how much chicken.  I just put in what I think "looks" right. 

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Joy

I am just checking in as it has been a while.  I am still dealing with the anxiety issues.  But, today I am feeling a lot better.  Just over night.  I don't have the shortness of breath  or having to breathe hard.  I have a doctor's appt. tomorrow so will see what they say. The medicine was taking a long time to kick in, and I guess that ia what has happened.  Don't feel as shaky, either.

I have not been on the computer for a while.  Hopefullyn I ambetter and will be ablew to join you all again soon.

Joy
BIG BOX

JaneS

Well there you are, JOY!  I have your number laid out to call you today and now I don't have to!  It's so good to hear that you are feeling better and I hope that continues to happen!

AMY, I sent you the recipe.  Let me know when you get it.

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Amy

Emailed you Jane...
Joy good to see you also...each day will get better for you....one day at a time..think there is a song in that?
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

patricia19

February 04, 2021, 01:43:45 PM #49 Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 01:45:18 PM by patricia19
Good morning from an Interior at minus nine, and that awful wind with the horrid windchill has blown itself out for now. Nothing on today's agenda but groceries and bills via bus and taxi.

I was so very sorry to hear about Gloria! She is one of those who became a friend and was both kind and helpful when I started in 2000. She was very active in Cardmakers along with Bubble, Phyllis, and I and she had a very feminine style. We did a lot together in both outside classes and PSP and forums from SeniorNet to here.

Those were very heady days, discovering new friends from all over the world, the vast Internet, and the joys of PSP.

Joy, I'm so glad to see from your post that you're feeling better! I hope your appointment goes well and that you continue to feel better more each day. We've missed your posts!

Jane, I also would like your recipe. I have a dried pound of cranberries and two pounds of dried cherries that could use some recipes!

CallieOK

Good Afternoon,

I'm so sorry to learn about Gloria.  Hope all goes well for her recovery and move.

Good to see you, Joy.   
You, also, Shirley.
Onward and Upward, dear friends  :smitten:

Miss Emily came for dinner last night and I caught up with all her "busy-ness". Work is going well and she is managing some social life - in spite of the restrictions.

While she was here, Sir Carson popped in.  Apparently, he was coming into town with a friend (never did quite understand why they "had" to come to this Lowe's) and he/sister had arranged for him to pick up some mail sent to their parents' house.  Friend didn't come in so it was a quick chat but all is going well with him, too.
 His social life seems to have picked up considerably; he had plans with two girls for the weekend (separately!!).  ;D

Plan du Jour is to do laundry and catch up on desk work.  One is done and I'm working on the other one.

Hope Everyfriend finds something to enjoy about today.

Denver


Feeling sad after reading your post SHIRLEY, regarding Our Gloria.  She is one very important lady to us and we all hope and pray she will get well and be able to join in once again!  I am counting on her!  I wish we knew more about what happened.  🙏🙏🙏🙏

Our number of participants is sadly dwindling and we can't seem to get many new ones to come in and join us. I sure wish I knew someone to invite in. 

CALLIE, how nice to have a visit with two of your grands. 

PATRICIA, I hope your outing went well for you today and you managed to get everything done while you were out and about.  Our storm kind of petered out on us.  Had a bit of snow over night, but it is long gone now and the sun was a nice surprise this morning. 

So good to read your post JOY.  I am sorry you have been having a rough time, but your post looks encouraging and we all hope you will keep feeling stronger each day🙏

JANE, over all I am hearing very few side effects if any from most of the folks that I know that have received their Covid Vaccine.  I hope you get your soon.  I know you are scheduled! 

LLOYD, I asked you a question awhile back and you never answered.....now I can't remember what it was!

AMY and PHYLLIS, Bob and I share your "together" story.....I believe we are indeed joined at the hip and very happy about it.  We have been very blessed to have a nice long time together since he retired nearly 24.3  years ago🙀  It is had to believe this🥳

Guess I had best get back to work....this day is passing much too quickly.

Have a good day.

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

patricia19

Well, I'm back from groceries and bill paying, two of my most unfavored activities!

First, you have to walk four blocks to the bus station and wait outside in minus 16 for the bus that's going in your direction. It is a full-sized bus but only eight passengers due to social distancing. The bus was ten minutes late due to rear wheel issues, and they brought in a relief bus. While waiting to step down the curb to cross the street, Some idiot came by towing a skier who swung wide on the turn and almost broadsided me!

When I finally got into the store, I realized I had forgotten my friend's card passcode, so I had to call her and write it down. While wheeling thru the aisles, I noticed quite a few items were missing, and there were limits on certain items that weren't there before. Kitty litter was low and on limits; what's up with that? And coffee only came in decaffeinated and medium, no black or dark available! Rationing has come late to our city!

I had three separate sections, mine, my friend's food items, and her non-food items up at the register. I'm on the list for her, but it wasn't something I wanted to broadcast, and of course, the line behind me was crowded and long due to six feet of social distancing.  And yes, during that, I needed to use three separate cards and there were some loud grumbles in my line. After wheeling two full carts to a quiet corner, I waited just shy of twenty minutes to get thru to a taxi dispatcher and an hour's wait time for my cab.

The taxi driver was very nice, piled on my bags for me, assisted me up into the truck cab, and, upon arrival, helped me with the cart, piled the bags on the cart, and pushed it up the walk and into the building for me! The only bright spot in my day!

I went to my friend's, delivered her groceries, and discovered my toilet base leaking upon arriving home. I called their answering service and waited for someone to show up. While I was doing that while putting away groceries, a frozen package of butter fell out of the freezer door and landed on my right foot!

I certainly would like to know which entity I upset so I could make amends and have a brighter tomorrow!   :(  :'(  :buck2:


JaneS

This day is over and it was a pretty good one!  Sorry about that, PATRIciA! When I have a day like yours, I just say a general prayer in my mind asking for help and forgiveness from anyone I offended!  I hope tomorrow is better for you!

My Cranberry Chicken was delicious and I have enough for about 6 meals but it freezes well and when I get tired of eating it, I'll just freeze the rest in meal size portions.  When I'm finished here, I'll email you the recipe, PATRICIA but it doesn't use cranberries, it uses cranberry sauce and you can use the regular or the one with whole berries in it.  That's part of what makes the sauce that the chicken cooks in. 

I got some laundry done today too and tomorrow will be another day of more laundry.

I have to be up and attem early tomorrow for Cooper's arrival.  That is, if Frankie gets up early enough to bring him by.  We shall see.

I'm off to the haystack.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

Denver I am sorry, but we are both in trouble then. I am very forgetful, ever since the accident's in o14. I have two short coming's, old age and the head knocks. If you think of what you asked go right then and post a note here in  S & F and i will get it. and try to reply. good night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Amy

Good snowy morning..

Later on today will be dancing in the daylight with Mr Snow blower. First I am heading into town to pick up milk and some of the fixings for Janes cranberry chicken!

Patricia, what a day you had!!Hope today is a better day for you. Did you end up with a bruise on your foot? I have heard of butter fingers but not butter foot.  ;D

Jenny, Kyle has been retired about the same length. Then he started up our business and we had that 15 years till health interrupted it.

Callie, sound like you have a fantastic visit with the grands. Nice to catch up on what is happening with them.

Gloria, prayers and good healing thoughts going your way. You are missed!

Better get a move on, want to be at the store for 7 am....ol folks time to shop :)

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

Amy

Back from shopping...it is not nice out there and getting worse. Not much sense in starting on the snow till it peters out. Got in and out in under 15 min and the store is not busy at that hour. The new owners have done a complete make over , finding item now is like a hide and go seek game.

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 just woke up. had 5.5 hour's sleep and feel pretty good. sun is shinning bright here. 27º and going for 44º the weather guesser is saying. AMY you got up and at it while I was catching some more zzz's. Have a good day, and take a little time to relax. hope we here some good news about Gloria, today.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm typing right after putting drops in my eyes so please forgive any errors.  We had a bit of snow overnight, too.  It was cold enough for it to lay on most surfaces.  The roads are clear but everything else...grass, old snow, driveways, roofs...all have a new cover.

I might have been mixed up about when Cooper would be coming over.  He's not here yet and Frankie hasn't texted that he's not coming.  Seems to me she might have said that she has a later shift today.  I guess we'll have to wait and see.

I washed towels yesterday.  After Frankie gave Cooper a bath and I kept grabbing towels to dry the snow off the doggies when they came in, I was running low.  And since I was in "wash" mode, I threw in a load of dark stuff early this morning.  It's in the dryer right now and I just might do a load of light stuff, too.

As for the  snow on the driveway, it's not deep and I plan to just ignore it an hope it goes away! 

Wonder what I'll do with the rest of the day?  I wish you all a good one....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.  (That wish is aimed at everyone in general but especially aimed at you, PATRICIA!  Today HAS to be better!

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Shirley

No new message from Gloria's daughter so keep praying!  This is our last day of "reasonable" weather, the weather guessers calling for bitter cold for all next week. All we can do is hope the wind isn't as bad as yesterday or we will be in BIG trouble.