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Soda Shoppe for May 1, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, April 30, 2021, 11:41:25 PM

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Amy

May 04, 2021, 05:04:37 PM #60 Last Edit: May 04, 2021, 05:10:27 PM by Amy
Jane, I am so happy for you!!! What a blessing this is for you to hear all the things that were silent in the past. You will be able to hear this bird sing and Shirley will be able to see the pretty feathers :)
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

Sandy

Congratulations Jane for your
very successful new EARS!

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.

 :thinking:

Vanilla-Jackie

Jane S...
...you have been given a new lease of life, a whole new world is opening up for you...I have been shouting at you from here in UK and had been wondering why you wasn't hearing me...now you can shout back at me... :)

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

patricia19

May 04, 2021, 08:40:25 PM #63 Last Edit: May 04, 2021, 09:25:06 PM by patricia19
Shirley, Jane, I am so happy for you two. As regards a mouth, today I did a few mutters. I needed to get several things done today that I could no longer put off. I had a 1:30 pickup and return scheduled with Senior Resources, Volunteer Services and got a call less than an hour before that they were short a volunteer, and I got the short straw.

I called a taxi and headed to the outside and the chairs set up by the parking lot. That trip was a painful throbbing that I could have done without. Then the cab was an SUV, but I managed. Of course, the store didn't charge all the riding carts, so I waited 20 minutes in the entry.

Since this was my first time driving, there were a few close calls, but I managed not to run over any displays or unfortunate bystanders. Everyone was super helpful, even those leaping bystanders, and I managed to be in and out in less than an hour. Of course, the return cab was also an SUV, but I led with my right side, and it worked.

I discovered some things today, I could now go outside on my own and that the pain was more from sitting than standing. Even walking and return riding the elevator wasn't as painful as it was going down initially. I wonder if I should have incorporated earlier exercise? Perhaps my healing is further along than I thought? Was I a whiner?

Anyway, no more depending on stressed-out agencies!

The sun was out today; no more snow and birds and insects enjoyed the sunshine with me.

JaneS

Aren't we a bunch of "doers" today?  Good for you, PATRICIA!  You did it!  No one's going to keep us down!

AMY, I heard that birdie singing while I was walking!  I suddenly realized that I was hearing one bird singing his heart out and I called out a big thank you to him.  He probably sang to me before but I didn't hear him.

Hi Jackie, I heard you that time!  Sorry to have missed you before!

Now I'm going to get ready for bed and putting the hearing aids in the charger is part of that, now!  They only need 3 hours in the charger and they'll last all day.

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

P.S. Our temps made it to 82 today!

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Vanilla-Jackie

Jane S...
...no apology needed, now i know the reason you never heard me before... ;)

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


Amy

Good morning..

Another wet day here.....will take that over the snow.
A mish mash of a day playing catch up on jobs. Some will and some won't get done.

Need to get Shirley's moth balls to see if we can keep the birds out of the mail box at some point today. We have three bird houses at back ,on kind of fancy but no the mail box it is for them.

Patricia ,way to go on getting out and getting done what you wanted to do despite the hiccups along the way.  Maybe a little exercise on your foot but don't over do it and no YOU are not a whinner!!

Jane,Kyle puts his hearing aids in the charger and when done they look like little green eyes looking at you. I will say careful when taking your masks on and off, that is how he lost one of his.

Lloyd, Gloria, Phyllis and Joy hope you have a great day.

Better skedaddle here

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

Cottoncandy

Good morning....just happen by and read about your hearing aides Jane...I desperately need to purchase some...I'm sure you went thru audgolist.if you don't mind me asking ...what brand did you get...and are they expensive?? Have a great day...CC

patricia19

May 05, 2021, 09:13:53 AM #69 Last Edit: May 05, 2021, 09:17:38 AM by patricia19
Amy, other than a volunteered drive to and from on the third of March and third of April to my bank, that is the first time I've been out alone and without my walker. Yesterday was actually hot out with birds flying about, making noise, and insects making themselves known. The month before was cold and snowy. It felt odd.

Last night we had our first thunderstorm with lots of growly thunder, and the snow is all gone with morning lows in the high thirties. Spring has finally arrived a month late as it has in other states, but better late than never!

I have a question for the cooks out there. The majority of meals I make, even reduced, generate lots of leftovers. I usually apportion amounts into ziplock freezer bags. However, is it possible with a food vacuum sealer to seal an entire meal in separate bags and then those bags into one larger sealed freezer bag?

Amy

Patricia, I don't see why  you couldn't do that with your sealer but think Jane would be the one to ask about 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

phyllis

Patricia, I haven't used my sealer for a long time but I used to do that. If you can make it all fit in the bag there isn't any reason you can't do that.
phyllis
Cary,NC

patricia19

Thank you both! I don't have a vacuum sealer, but I'm thinking about looking into one. It would reduce the amount of bags in the freezer.

Amy

Patricia, son just got one and loves it. They buy on sale repackage in the sealer and it keeps.My friend also got one for Christmas and she really loves hers too..don't think you can go worng...you may run out of freezer space though. :)
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

CallieOK

Janie,  I hope you like your rechargeable hearing aids as much as I like mine.  No more "beep beep" in my ear indicating battery change needed - which always seemed to happen as I was driving somewhere or sitting in church.

Amy,  I agree about masks and hearing aids.  Even worse when you also wear glasses.  Haven't ever lost one but ended up with it hanging on the mask several times.

Patricia,  I don't have a vacuum sealer, either, but have been able to put leftovers in sandwich size zip bags and then put them in a gallon size bag.

I've decided my life is centering around "ists"!  AudiologIST, OphthamologIST, DentIST, PodiatrIST, etc., etc.  Have an appointment with the DermatologIST this afternoon.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


patricia19

I'm already running out of freezer space, Amy; it's filled to the brim with ziplock freezer bags! Callie has a great idea, using perhaps the largest freezer bag for the others. The sealer would hopefully flatten the bags more. I'm still debating.

Farrah has been trying to butter me up. After four or five months without, she found I purchased a large canister of her crunchy salmon dental treats. For a long time, she has recognized that my large shopping bags meant food and possibly treats.

And for a long time, she has been disappointed. Yesterday, however, simply seeing that canister coming out of the bag galvanized her. I gave her three of four, and ever since then, she is either curled up right beside me with a watchful eye or laying on the floor, a few feet away with her eyes steady on me. Cats remember everything.

She had always come up, taken the treat carefully from my fingers, or caught them in mid-air, something we had worked on back when the treats showed up regularly.

patricia19


Amy

Patricia, that is so cute!! Jesse steals socks and thankfully nothing else. He does bring me money though, Kyle will give him money to bring me and Jesse thinks this is such a great deal.I wipe the dog slobbers off of it before putting it in my wallet. :2funny: Just talking with son and he said he gets the smaller bags at Walmart for his vacuum sealer.

Callie, when Kyle went for his replacement  they told him lots of people had done the same thing. Now when he gets in the vehicle I check to see if he has both.

Jane, David said he was in your WM and your pickling/canning isle is empty!! Guess everyone is getting ready for pickling time. He is on his way to Beavertown.

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

Cottoncandy

Thank u Jane for your message.....CC

JaneS

I have friends in Beavertown and David has a friend 10 minutes away from the Lewisburg WalMart!  If he had texted or called, I could have scooter over for a hug!

Cottoncandy, I sent you an email message about the hearing aids. Edit...I see your message

Everyone, I do not have a sealer for the freezer.  I've thought of one at times but I sort of do the plastic bag thing that PHYLLIS mentioned. 

I have my 5th load of laundry ready to come out of the dryer and my 6th load ready to go in the dryer.  I've got all the beds changed following all my company and all my clothes for 2 weeks washed and ready to be worn. 

I had one of the hearing aids hanging out of my ear this morning when I took my glasses off.  It's going to be touchy with sunglasses, regular glasses and mask elastic.  But I'm pretty sure it will be worth it!

Took a small break to fold one load, put another in the dryer and another in the washer.  Then did my "aching back" exercise on the living room floor and my eyes went into slamshut for a few minutes.

I hope all's well with all of you!  Be back later.  Raining here all day, too, AMY!

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Amy

Jane, I think this will be a routine route for him. Now having said that watch it change.He told me it was raining your way and I asked him please don't bring àny this way.
I will tell him to give you TWO hugs, one from me!
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'm finished with all the laundry.  I think the final total was 9 loads.  In between, I caught up on my newspaper reading.  Two of them didn't make it over the weekend so I had three to read today.  Mickie and I also had 3 walks....one long and 2 shorts.  One of the shorts was in the rain so it was really short.  I also made a decent dinner tonight...Turkey cut like pork chops, scalloped potatoes and baked beans.  There's more for tomorrow.

The last item is still sitting in the dryer waiting to be folded and put away.  It's the comforter that we use on the pullout bed in the sofa.  So it just has to get rolled up and stuck back up on the closet shelf.

AMY, I'll expect David to check in the next time he's here and has a little extra time!

We had a major fire in town yesterday.  Playworld Equipment makes playground stuff that is sold all over the country and I think maybe out of the country.  They had a fire in their plastics furnace and it went through the roof in no time.  Fire companies from three counties and about seven towns were here fighting it and roads were closed most of the day.  NO ONE WAS HURT!  Amazing!

I'm ready for the haystack but I'm going to go have a dish of icecream and watch the rest of Perry Mason.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy Spring day tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one.

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Amy

Jane, I will tell David what you said. Have you tried canning the beans? I did some and it works well. Make the full batch and , can them and just grab a jar when needed. I am so happy no one was hurt in the fire. Can't imagine the smell the plastic would give off..

I too am turning in.....have a good night..
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 Evryfriend!  We're up and waiting for the boinger!

AMY, my baked beans were out of a can and doctored.  They were pretty good though!

Today is totally unplanned!  I did so much yesterday that my mind is blank today and I'm just going to take the day as it comes.  At least the rain is finished.  We had it off and on all day yesterday and we also had two wild ducks walking up and down our road and swimming in the puddles.  My neighbor across the street feeds them so they come back every year and nest in her yard!  It's kind of neat!

I wish you all a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Amy

May 06, 2021, 06:42:11 AM #84 Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 11:07:56 AM by Amy
Good chilly morning..

Woke up to 24° but it is sunny out  :thumbup:  Picking up paint this morning and brussel sprout plants then home to work about.

We lost our Tom T turkey, we were told he was hit on the road. A lot of people are going to miss his antics at the store.

Jane, you deserve a relaxing day after all that you accomplished yesterday.

Sandy, did your a/c arrive yet?

Hope we soon hear from Gloria, Phyllis, Joy and Lloyd soon.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

Just talked with Lloyd and all is well there..




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

May 06, 2021, 12:24:13 PM #85 Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 12:29:01 PM by patricia19
Greetings from an Interior in late Spring mode, with lots of catching up to do! This is the third day with passing showers, so I expect the greening to show up in the second week, but when have these climate change years been predictable?

My leg went back to painful for an hour or so yesterday, which proves the theory of my osteoarthritis having a new area to plague. Otherwise, it's obviously better and better.

I'm working with Farrah, and greed is a good stimulant with her. She will take a hard dental treat from my caged fingers without a nip. She will catch a soft throw in her mouth, perhaps six or seven out of ten attempts, and she will sit and remain that way, so I hold a treat for her. It's a good thing she can't read this, or I'd end up with something unsavory in my bed... ;D

Yesterday, I brought one of the carts up from downstairs to collect all my Amazon boxes, plus non-essentials from my balcony, to take it down today to the discarded box area. I noticed there was canned & dry food and clothing at the donations area. I hope it was from someone moving out and not on.

Jane, nine loads, you're amazing! I figure a day with four loads here is a miracle. I have two laundry bags and a walking closet with hooks on the door so that I can fool myself, at least for a short time!

Amy, I'm sad about the turkey and wish someone could have earlier rehabbed him somewhere else. I'm glad that Lloyd and his granddaughter and family have a new place to go.

Phyllis posted a nice Mother's day card in the PSP folder. Gloria used to do some lovely PSP graphics for years, very feminine and soft a lot of the time. I miss that and so many of the others who always posted there. At times, several were doing PSP classes, and Den and Glen's work was always amazing!

I have/had plans to purchase and grow some kitchen peppers and spices this year, hopefully toward the end of this month. Of course, that was my last year's plan also.

No A/C needed here, but two days ago, I took the thermostat down from mid-seventies to fifty for the season.

Amy

Patricia, thank you for the laugh about Farrah. I wonder who is training who or is it whom? I went next door this morning and Callie came over and wanted her share of attention which I gladly gave .
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

May 06, 2021, 01:35:26 PM #87 Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 01:38:07 PM by patricia19
Amy, considering that in early May 2016, she was brought to me almost unresponsive and didn't come out from under my bed when I was about until that November, I consider her my miracle cat. She had been found on a sandbar in the middle of a glacial river filled with rapids. A place she could have never gotten on her own.

She had a chip, but it was from someone in Wisconsin who had given her away years earlier and didn't want her back. So, I know she will be nine on September twelfth. I've had one other similar cat just previously, but not that bad. This is why I do permanent fosters for Pet Pride and have done so for nineteen years. The trick for me is to give them space and let them lead at their pace.

I had six cats in 2014 but am no longer able to do more than one.

Amy

Patricia ,you have come a long way with her. She is one lucky cat to have found a furever home with you. World needs more people like you to foster these critters.
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

May 06, 2021, 02:38:30 PM #89 Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 02:43:24 PM by patricia19
Thanks, Amy. I wish more people would consider being permanent fosters for either cats or dogs or both. Or even birds and other animals, there is a need. It can be intense and emotional, especially for an aging animal, but it's gratifying.

The permanent foster agrees to house, love, socialize, and care for the animal or animals and pay for basic expenses. The organization agrees to supply the animal, some supplies, and training and pay for all extreme, over the top medical expenses. I have a friend who fosters aging animals who are blind or deaf and loves it.

Back when Farrah chose to remain hidden, friends called her my ghost cat, and some questioned her existence, including a friend who stayed with me while looking for a new apartment and never saw or heard  Farrah.