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Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2021

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Good morning everyone, I am almost ready to ask my sons to put the AC in the window. Got warm so fast, already 65 now at 9am. Will be into upper  70's later. Finally caught up on all the mail that came in while I was away. Of course bills wer e taken care off first but then I had questioneers to answer from the rehab place and the company that Yvette wo rks for wanting to know how the therapists were that came here after I got home. Best thing about them was when they stopped coming. Never knew what time or day they would be here, did not like that at all but the worse was when they got here after Yvette left at 3 and at that time it was nap time, they were all good and patient with me. I must be gettng away from being sleepy all the time, no nap so far for over  a week now.
Today is shopping day and have no t made my list yet. I know I need milk but better get at checking what I need or want. Today is senior day, 10%  off except sale items for all seniors so she knows how to save money. I call her a coupon/sales queen.

Wondering if any of you have got the 2 virus vaccine shots. I got the first one before I came home but have heard bad news about the second shot. Wonder if anyone had a reaction.

Have a great day, looks like all you are keeping busy while I do nothing except what I feel like doing but  am getting up "get up and go" back slowly.
Stay healthy and happy.

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Gloria, I received both shots, also my aide and neither of us got any reaction except maybe a little soreness on the arm for a day.  I have not heard of any adverse reaction among my friends.

Of course, if you expect one, it might happen - auto suggestion! :D



Gloria, I had both shots and had absolutely no reaction, and neither did my sister. Everyone I know had either no reaction at all or either a slight 24-hour headache or, as Bubble said, a slight redness.

The majority of people polled expressed no reaction.


I I apologize for not posting yesterday.  Michele did get home from the hospital and we are all so thankful.  I did not get to see her, but Bob was there at the house to accept the bed delivery and to help Dave get the wheelchair into the house.  Bob said she is shockingly weak, much more so than expected.  Bless her heart. 

I had PT and was just on edge all day with anticipation of M getting home. 

We are on day three of cloudy dreary days and I am in need of some sunshine BADLY.

I do hope you all are doing great.  It is time for my shower and I have to get a move on as it will be time for Bob to head out to pick up the boys from school.

Enjoy you day.

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


Gosh, this has been a busy day....thank goodness I didn't plan anything! I had to corral the dust bunnies and wash the floors first then I did the outside work and there is more to be done. All in good time...just wish the bugs didn't think they needed to help out! Beans are coming up ,planted them on Friday and already they are poking through.
Kyle is being kept busy with two more orders for trugs.

Jenny, with Michele home now she will pick up way better than when in the hospital. No place like home and family around her...and lots of prayers for her!

Gloria, good to see you and yes a/c time again. Today I even put it on in the van it was so hot out.

Patricia, coming home from town I glanced into a road way to see a moose looking back at me!! Didn't have time to look at the under carriage and think it is either a young one or a cow..no horns on it.

Winding down for the day now..
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


Busy place today! Jenny, glad to hear that Michele got home, prayers that she feels better with each day.  Gloria, I've been blaming Covid for sleeping so much, got a sneaky feeling it is just lazy. Amy, Kyle will have to raise the prices on those trugs to keep up with the orders. Was reading this morning about the extreme increase of lumber prices. Patricia,my daughter's doctor said "my daughter should be happy she had a bad reaction because it meant that the shot really took effect and her body was building antibodies". She was super sick the first night but okay next day. She had the J&J single shot.

Had the call while ago that my brother-in-law died. All of their kids were there to tell him good by so I'm expecting the funeral will be soon so they can get back to their jobs. I plan to drive down in the car & back same day so hope my sons will be going with me. This catches both at a super busy time so may not be possible. Will work it out. Glad the eyes are fixed anyway!

Had another hard rain but sun trying to come out & a bit steamy! Yes, quite a bit steamy! All of a sudden nary a leaf moving. Almost scary, but no warnings. Don't often see everything so still... like a picture! Need to get busy.


I recently returned from the grocery store, paying way too much, in my opinion, for some meat and fruit. Add in the eleven dollars for both ways per taxi, and I'm done for the month. If only I didn't have to eat...

Amy, we see moose during summer and winter, but they seem more aggressive in the winter, possibly since wolves are also more aggressive at that time? It's said that we have a resident in town population of 200 moose, but they're rarely seen as people don't pay attention. The ones I've seen seem to be all cows or cows with young.

Shirley, sorry to hear about your brother-in-law, even if it was expected. I'm the only one left instate; everyone else is in Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, or California, so I wouldn't be able to get down anyway.


Can't keep my eyes open and I'm tired right up the gazoo.  God bless and keep you all and those you love.  Good night!

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Good  morning...

Summer is here to stay now. Starting out with 51° and a sunny day.
Off to the lumber yard first thing then home to work. Not sure if it will be in the house or the shop to help out.

Jane, hope you had a good nights rest..

Shirley, condolences to you and your family at the loss of your . After I made that post another couple stopped in and want a trug . Seems thanks to the covid more people are into gardening. Seems lumber is a hot commodity  with the tradesperson and thieves too!!!

Patricia, I am always looking for wild live as you never know when one will dark or fly out in front of you! Our food prices have sky rocketed also. I just hope the garden gives a good return and I can pickle,freeze or can the items.

Better shake a leg and get moving..

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!  I'm awake and Mickie and Cooper have been fed and walked and Frankie is probably hard at work.  However, my eyes are being lazy and they'd really like to close.  I'm doing my best to keep them open but I have a feeling they'll win the battle this afternoon. 

I have to make a quick trip to Davy's this afternoon.  I copped out on that one yesterday and I have some "stuff" to do around the house.  I did put out the mothballs yesterday where the bees were hanging out and it seems they don't like mothballs.  We shall see!  I have to do a bit of watering before the sun hits the plants.  We're having a beautiful day.  The temps didn't go below 45 overnight and they're supposed to be in the high 70s today. 

GLORIA, it was good to see you long post yesterday.  Keep up the good work!

SHIRLEY, I'm so sorry for your loss.  I know how you feel because I just lost a friend that I've had since my Girl Scout camping days.  It's not a surprise because she's been in poor health for a few years now but I still miss her! 

I better get on with my "jobs"!  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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May 19, 2021, 11:17:14 AM #41 Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 11:19:10 AM by patricia19
Good morning from the Interior that's partly cloudy! Jane, your mention of gazoo struck me for some reason as I'd heard of it for years but didn't know the meaning. A Gazoo, from my search engine, was first mentioned as a tiny green alien in a sixties cartoon voiced by Harvey Korman of the Carol Burnet show fame.

I have a busy day planned, hopefully, to finish some of the tasks I've let slide since early February. I realized last night that I had forgotten two of the main reasons for my grocery run. One was a lidded 33-gallon tub, and the second was the seeds and dirt for my kitchen spice garden. I need to go back to using a list as I really need that tub.

Amy, we're planted in the midst of a portion of an arboreal forest that covers most of the state. Add to that, five rivers run through or around the city, and we end up with critters. However, many go unseen as the city grows.

I was surprised when I used to walk everywhere how many moose, lynx and other animals there were, but people in cars never paid attention. In some places, there are small gullies in town with walking bridges. Occasionally, looking down, you will see moose munching on a tree by a small creek, which are also everywhere. I remember, as a child, seeing a porcupine walking down the main street.

Here, copper or scrap metal gets stolen or wood from someone's woodpile out in the foothills.



PATRICIA, the word "gazoo" is older than the 1960s.  I know this because when I was in high school in the early 50s it was pretty much in use to describe anything that was here in a great abundance.  We had rainstorms "up the gazoo".  The creek bank was muddy 'up the gazoo".  At the beach we got sand in our bathing suits "up the gazoo".  And when it took longer to get somewhere than we had planned, we'd been driving "up the gazoo"  It was a very useful phrase!

I even had a teacher who asked a student if he thought he might like to take a retest because the one he was returning to him had mistakes "up the gazoo".

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Well, PATRICIA, you just ruined that expression for me.  I won't be using it again even though I don't agree with that meaning.  For me, it just means a whole lot of whatever it is your talking about but not anymore. 

Today was  a pretty good day.  It ended with cooking 2 of my meat loaf patties in the air fryer, then doing a pint jar of AMY'S canned potatoes in the air fryer.  I drained and rinsed the potatoes, sort of dried them and then shook them in a bag with a little oil and then in a bag with salt and pepper and parmesan cheese.  I also cooked a bag of corn that I froze myself last season.  It was ummmm ummmm good!  And I have another meal for tomorrow.

I didn't make it to Davy's again today so it's on my list for tomorrow.  I'm really tired and ready for the haystack.  I think it's loaded with zzzzzs and I'm looking forward to collecting some of them.  (Please don't explain to me where the expression zzzzzs came from.  I don't want to know).  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy Summer day tomorrow.  We made it to 84 today and tomorrow is supposed to hit 86. 

Good night!

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Sorry Jane, I removed it, so think of it as a bad dream or equate gazoo with the other suggestion of a kazoo, a reed-like instrument.


Good morning

Over cast and we sure could use some rain here.Going to be a muggy day out.
Meeting friends to exchange items  , our fabric order came in and my dragonfly fabric  should be in this one order. Then home to help load a trug. I have more planting to do but will see if weather permits.
Long weekend here and there is a stay at home order out but who listens?? People from the city don't.

Patricia loved the video! Next doors dog gets a tim bit..as do these guys. Yes, they also get some ice cream, not a lot though like that dog.

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!  I have my day all planned and so far, it's going along with the plan.  Mickie and I have had breakfast, we had a nice long walk and I've had my shower and I'm dressed for the day.  When Cooper gets here, I can make sure he feels welcome, has his free run in the fenced yard and settles down.  Then I'll take off for Davy's.

AMY, I hope you get the rain you need.  I think we can wait for the prediction of Monday for rain.  Right now it's gorgeous out there.  The temp is hovering in the low 60s but it's heading for a high of 90 today.  I don't think I'm ready for that yet.  Right now the windows are open and the ceiling fans are all set to be drawing the nice air into the house.  Before long, I'll have to close the windows and hope the house stays cool.  I have a thing about not turning on the A/C until June 1.  I hope the weather cooperates with that.

PATRICIA, thanks for the suggestion but I'm afraid my memory isn't quite that bad yet.  I think I'll just put that word in the back of my mind for now!

I'm going to get a few things set up for after my trip to Davy's.  I have my day planned but sometimes the plans go astray!  I hope you all have a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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I came in to say "Goodnight" but I'd have to say it to myself since no one has been here since I said "Good Morning" at 8:25 this morning.  So I'll just go to bed.  WHERE IS EVERYONE?

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I've been on a dead run all day, Jane. Staying up late to post some photos I resized myself with the online resizer. Afraid Bubble will need to fix one, it looks big. Anyway, I also sent her some other photos to post for me. Alas, I've lost my PSP ... actually, bought newer versions but have not been able to understand how to use them (DUH).

My brother-in-law's funeral & visitation is Sunday with military burial Monday. I plan to make it to the visitation at least, so trying to organize for a full day of driving to be back home same day. I don't want to drive the motorhome for this. Anyway, not sure where all the time goes but for sure, the house could do with some cleaning up & out! Since I don't dare get the shots I won't chance staying in a motel & trust all at the visitation will be safe (or not go if sick). Sad time, this was one of the kindest humans I ever met, will sure miss him. I was 14 when they got married so more like a brother.  Getting close to midnight so better head to bed.

Sweet dreams and God Bless All... love you all, Shirley


May 21, 2021, 11:40:41 AM #51 Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 11:43:40 AM by patricia19
Good morning from an Interior where the temperature lows have been inching up. Even with rain forecast through Saturday, our low this morning was in the fifties. A change from last week's forties and the lower ones from the week before.

We had an outside ice cream social during yesterday's sunny afternoon as one of the outdoor farmers' markets,  Southside, came with a new service offered to seniors. They're brokering some of the smaller vendors in a new weekly delivery service. Along with the others, they will open June through September, and you can set up a weekly to one week, per month pre-order.

For example, raw local honey ranges from $5.00 to $60.00 on weekly order. I cannot imagine the weekly higher-order unless it is for a community such as a dementia home or nursing home. The offered home churned ice cream was delicious.

I would love to have fresh weekly flower bouquets, $5.00 to $20.00-perhaps twice monthly? Many of the vegetables grow huge here, as many of you who've been know, so prices starting at five and up for a bunch are reasonable for a seniors service.

I'm looking at the colorful carrot medley for $20.00 monthly or the red, inside and out potatoes, five lbs of potatoes for $20.00. One selection I don't need is the collard, kale, or jalapeno. Perhaps the broccoli stirfry; broccoli, carrots, bunching onions with one head of garlic, at $15.00? Or the snap bean medley for $5.00?

The delivery service will be nice for many of us no longer driving or unable to use the buses.


Well, I had a whole post ready to fly, stopped to color & enlarge & the page flickered & went blank, never had that happen before! >:(   So will just say goodnight & go get my jammies on.

Lloyd Hammond

well I got the new arts to to put our RV back to gather and get on the road again. wasn't cheep by no means cost $3,071,21, but has a two year un limited miles warranty. so I am working on Nancy to go with me. If she won't I may rattle some of you all's cage to go with me I like company. If someone would like to come help me put it together come on. good Night and sweet dreams.



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

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Good morning...
I was busier than a one armed paper hanger yesterday. and today looks no different.  Hit the grocery store at 7 then home to put groceries away, phone in a lumber order and picked half up ,took van in for oil change, picked other half of lumber up then home for lunch. Picked up neighbour  after dropping his truck off for repairs (saw 2 moose on way in ) then home to cut grass an whipper snap the parts the mower missed.

Today is laundry after picking up meds. more lumber and I bought a food savor that  has to be picked up. We put our a/c on yesterday, poor Babe was panting so on it went.

Better get a move on.

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


Wow, Amy! and it is only 5:10 AM here, and I'm not even dressed and still waiting for that first cup of coffee! I did get my shower and fed Farrah. But that's the extent of my morning so far!

Lloyd that is almost literally the same payment for my sprain as it was for your motorhome. I wonder who got the better deal?

I'm still debating the senior summer farm deliveries. Before, I paid $240.00 for a vegetable/fruit monthly harvest order. However, I was still working, and they brought it to my employment on a Thursday afternoon. These are more of a choice and smaller amounts.

Before, I dealt with the College Farmers Market, and it was a share agreement with a particular farm. This time it's thru Southside and a series of farms and vendors. Also, lesser amounts and varieties.


A question for Amy or Shirley or Patricia:  What kind of animal goes into bird's nests and takes out the eggs, eats the eggs and drops the shells on the ground?  This has been occurring with too much regularity here.  And these eggs are large ones, about the size of a quarter or even half dollar.  Just plain white shells.


Good Night!  Sweet Dreams!  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning.......
Tis Sunday a day of rest AMEN!! The past week has been a tad busy and I hope the coming week is a lot slower. Two trugs went to their new homes yesterday and Kyle has 5 now to do. This has taken off like wild fire..and hope that it soon slows down for this year. We have met a lot of nice people through these garden wonders and have become friends with some. The one couple brought us wild leeks ,some to eat and some to grow so I hope they survive.These little gems are so strong,stonger than garlic I would say so you don't need much.

Not sure what today will bring other than some rest :)

Tomereader ,not knowing where you are I can only guess at it. Cats or raccoons will do that. Hope someone else can help you out 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