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Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, June 01, 2021, 01:57:25 AM

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I'm off to the haystack too.  The slam shuts have taken over my eyes too.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy day tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good muggy morning...

This heat wave can break anytime here.  Nothing planned for today so will see how the day goes. Yesterday we got our second covid shot so that is done for now.

Patricia, now that is an idea to get the jobs done!! Put up little lists and if you hit them that would be the job for the day. Your friend has a great sense of humor.

Jane, Kyle had those and said it was like having his head in a barrel. He now has the ones that go behind the ear.

Shirley, our skeeters and blackflies have slowed down thank goodness.

Better get going.

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


Well, the day is off and running to a slow walk!  /color]

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Mickie and I have had breakfast and our first long walk of the day before it gets too hot for that! 

AMY, I started with the over the ear aids and I couldn't keep them in my ears.  I'd put them in, walk out of the bathroom and the left one would fall into my hand.  The right one stayed in but within an hour, my ear hurt so bad, I wanted to cry.  Then the right one started popping, too.  I was afraid to leave the house with them in my ears because I thought I'd lose them.

If I can't get used to these, I'll just have to go back to saying "HUH?" and smiling a lot!

PATRICIA, I like the dart board, idea.  But what do you do when a neglected job rears it's ugly head and demands attention?

Today the bills are hollering their heads off. It seems they want me to pay them!  I guess I better listen to them.  I don't have to worry about cooking today.  I have plenty ahead even if Frankie shows up for a meal! 

My tomato plants are getting big and healthy looking!  There's even one little bitty tomato trying to grow.  I hope the animals don't find it before it gets big and red.  My mouth is already watering!

I better get the day going.  I hope you all have a good one...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Good morning from the Interior! A place where Mother Nature still believes it's early April! At least there are, so far, no fires burning through the tundra.

I schedule a job by day, and they are done three days later, not on the day they're scheduled. On those scheduled days, I work at everything else, non scheduled. The joke was that I should make a running list and throw a dart for the day's job du jour. And, that, my friends, is how I need up with a dartboard.

Lloyd is lost in "Tell us about yourself." Someone needs to bring him home.


June 08, 2021, 11:30:21 AM #65 Last Edit: June 08, 2021, 11:35:46 AM by patricia19
I just read two disturbing but all too common articles, one dealing with a woman shamed by her doctor, saying "she didn't look unhealthy because she couldn't eat," only to find from a second opinion, that she had a large tumor and stage three colon cancer.

The second was a family starting a foundation to supply free EpiPens to those in need after their thirteen-year-old daughter, who was very diet careful, died from a school-provided desert containing allergens.

Since I had colon cancer and treatment in 2000 and have a serious food allergy and an EpiPen, I know how common yet often undervalued both issues are

If you feel ignored or patronized, run, don't walk to an immediate second opinion!.


Temperatures in the 80's now and they are predicting in the 90's for the remainder of the week.  After all the rain we've had, the humidity is draining.  Actually have my A/C running right now.  But, I am fixing to leave for appt. to get my second Covid Vaccine shot!  Yea.  And I will be through with that, till they decide we will all need boosters.

Hearing is still basically good.  Been having a bit of trouble with eyes, and it is time for my annual appointment.  The glasses are extremely expensive, and I always use my existing frames for the lens change-out.  I get the lenses that darken automatically, and much better than buying a second pair.  It is worth the extra for these darkening lenses. (and not too much extra, considering how much the trifocals cost)

Hope everyone is doing well health-wise.  I know, I know...there are days when we feel like we're falling apart, with a new ache or pain.  Some days I feel like Rice Krispies, I go snap, crackle and pop when I walk!

Keep on, keeping on!  Love y'all!


Hot Hot Hot today and then
tomorrow,  but after that cooler June days ahead... 

Hooray.   So glad that I have my new Window AC working.
It is very pleasant here. 


We live on a blue planet that
Circles around a ball of fire
Next to a moon that moves the sea
And  YOU don't believe in miracles?


Joannie, I love your rice crispies remark and can identify! Sandy, every time I see Fe's photo on your avatar, I see how sweet she looks.


Here's another concern. Alaska has long had a monopoly on fresh-caught wild, not farmed Pacific salmon that is inarguably better health and otherwise for human consumption. Now a "Massachusetts company is sending genetically modified salmon to dinner tables in the U.S. for the first time. AquaBounty Technologies said it's shipping five tons of bioengineered salmon to distributors this month.

It's marketed as a sustainable alternative to other kinds of salmon. But AquaBounty's fish hasn't received the warmest reception in Alaska, where it's often called "Frankenfish."'




Well, Patricia, I've been watching the fish market and do my best to NOT buy any caught or raised in the China waters, I don't trust them. BUT, I do like salmon and buy from Sam's Club but am concerned that so much is coming out of China these days. I talked to my meat man at the Kroger chain here & he said they do have from the Pacific NorthWest BUT most aren't willing to pay the 4x price. I was so disappointed in his message. I used to buy cod & some of the other non-coated fish from Sam's but all of a sudden it was "a product of China". The breaded fish, which I think is mostly bread & way too much sodium, etc, can be "product of the US" but anymore they stretch the words meaning "packaged in the US, on lots of things. I am against genetic engineered foods but know we are consuming more than we realize, on the other hand, I don't like finding a worm in my ear of corn!

I am dead on my feet tonight, been a rush rush day & so many things I did NOT get done! Off to bed as soon as I have a snack. Cats are all outside, we walked down to the river & since I had my rubber boots on, out to throw bread to fish that weren't there. Summer is here, ICK! I'll be counting the weeks until fall. When is Summer Solstice, Patricia?  Okay, June 20 at 10:30 CST.

Night all.... sweet dreams and God Bless!  Shirley


It's way past time to call it a day.  My feet came to a full stop about 2 hours ago and my eyes went into slamshut mode and I think my mouth tried to say something but it came out sounding like a snore if it came out at all.  I've worn out, too hot, crumpled, and I can't see.  I'm off to the haystack. 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy (cooler) tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

And by the way, where did tha "Joannie" come from?

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Alaskan sold fish is wild-caught , not farmed. The genetically enhanced fish is a mixture of "AquaBounty's salmon is a genetic mixture of three different fish — Atlantic salmon, chinook salmon, and the eel-like ocean pout. It grows twice as fast as its non-engineered counterparts, reaching full market size in 18 months.

AquaBounty is a Massachusett company, and the fish, genetically enhanced, was originally sold in Canadia and Panama.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  It rained a bit overnight but the themp is already at 78 this morning.  Gonna be a hot one!

PATRICIA, I figured out that You were talking to Tomereader but I NEVER saw her identified by name before.  If she was, I missed it. 

Gotta go!  The dog food is ready to mix and Mickie is ready to eat it!  I hope you all have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Good morning ..

Lovely sunny day so far. Light sprinkle of rain yesterday, far cry from what they said were were to get.

Another day of tossing the coin and seeing what does or doesn't get done.

Patricia and Shirley , I am also very picky when it comes to fish. HATE farmed fish and those that come from China. Used to get one product that was very good and not from there but now to find it in the stores. To get away with telling you that it is not from there they can say packaged in US or Canada.

Jane gonna be a hot one here and I am so ready for it to cool off.

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


Another gripe about "hot & humid" already. ICKY! It's already too windy to turn on the sprinklers but the grass is drying out fast, as well as young trees (and me).

Had a call from Andy last night, tire blew out not far from the state line, but he was in CO. Planned to open his little camper in a Walmart parking lot & wait until the auto shop opened to get a new tire put on the rim so he had a spare again. I do think we both pack too heavy but just a tiny doubt the tires aren't quite as good as 20 years ago? The tires are almost new.  Bless his heart, he knows how to do anything on a car, when in college he bought a very pretty Olds that had "blown" it's diesel engine & put a whole new gasoline engine & transmission in it. Kept till well past college years.

Cats are fed & I am hungry. Figure he will give me a call when he is back on the road. Today I plan to put on gloves & pull out all the lettuce so the tomatoes can just take over. I will get a photo to send Bubble showing all those little green tomatoes! Enjoy your day!  Shirley


June 09, 2021, 11:45:57 AM #77 Last Edit: June 09, 2021, 11:58:03 AM by patricia19
Good morning from a damp Interior; last night's partly cloudy has become a steady drip. I had understood that to be the case mid-night when my bathroom trip was more of an osteo hobble! We're still increasing in temperatures, but all the sunshine has gone elsewhere! Accuweather posts, "Cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle, mainly early in the day."

Shirley, it seems as if your family has issues with tires. Manufacturers will tell you, years but Consumer Reports' customer surveys say within the first five years for an appliance, and Car and Driver Magazine states, "It may be tentative, but tires do have an expiration date."

"There is a general consensus that the driver/owner should inspect most tires, if not replaced, at about six years and should be absolutely swapped out after 10 years, regardless of how much tread they have left. How do you know how old your tires are? There's a code on the sidewall."

Of course, that is assuming it's a good tire, and you're not a  rushing and stopping quickly type of driver, according to the site.

Wild-caught fish has been one of Alaska's main exports since the early nineteen hundreds, so we're going to be for that as a matter of course, but nutritionists say they're better for you anyway. Colorado State University's Nutrition Center says, "Contaminants: Some studies have shown how farm-raised varieties can be higher in contaminants. Additionally, farm-raised fish tend to have a higher instance of disease due to farming conditions."

" It is important to note that mercury can be found in both farm-raised and wild-caught seafood due to industrial pollution that finds its way into lakes, rivers, and oceans. Large predatory fish have the most mercury. It is recommended that pregnant women and children avoid fish with the potential for the highest level of mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish)."

On a personal note, I have to thank Claire for her dartboard and this site for allowing me to vent. While the dartboard is still in its case, I had been so frustrated with my procrastination that I finished everything on my list yesterday, past and present.

Today, I plan to head into my refrigerator's depths with soap and a good scrub brush. I have those glass storage boxes I purchased last February and want a clean spot to organize and store the food.

Tomorrow, I may go crazy and wash my linens before packing most for donations. I have to believe that someday we will be able to take those donations elsewhere!

Again, I am so astounded at what a wild, crazy and exciting life I lead! Well, one of those at least...


Good Morning from the
still hot and humid,  rocky coast of
Maine.  It is suppose to cool off tomorrow
and last for the rest of the beautiful
"Rare Month of June "

Regarding Farm grown and genetically altered
Fish...    Not  for me. 

I am sure that the day will come when that is all
that we will be able to get. If we all
survive that long. 

I don't trust the state of the world, (global warming etc)
nor the State of our Country..  and I fear
when things start to go bad (worse) here, 
it will happen fast and furious and things
will never be the same. If at all.

Opps..  negative thinking?  Not GOOD 8(
I will stop..  Have a good week
everyone.  And stay Cool!


We live on a blue planet that
Circles around a ball of fire
Next to a moon that moves the sea
And  YOU don't believe in miracles?


P.S.  Thanks Patricia for
your comments about my Great Grand Daughter Fe ( Ophelia )

We live on a blue planet that
Circles around a ball of fire
Next to a moon that moves the sea
And  YOU don't believe in miracles?


This is Lloyd's post that he put in Introductions..

sun Is bright here. I am depressed are getting kicked out of our home. grand daughter and husband has got us a duplex to move into next doer to where the have went. but dose not have same internet, Not supported, there. we are having a sale on the 25 th. to get raid of a life time of accumulating. Lumber equipment and Machines. welding and wood working tools and equipment. I say do not trust anyone with any deal of $10. or More. register it in front of a good Lawler in court, shake of hands will not stand up in court. Have a good day.

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


A good Wednesday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND 💐

I have been keeping up by reading all the wonderful subjects in your posts, but sadly I do not have much to add.....just not in a very good state of mind these days😩🥲

SHIRLEY, it was so nice and green here and then a couple of windy 90 degree days and everything is looking heat stressed for sure. MY PHONE just announced a excessive heat warning for your location‼️ YIKES‼️‼️
I am sorry Andy has tire issues,but do hope all turned out well and he made it to his camping spot🙏

My best to you all.

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


I'm heading to bed, talked to both kids that are traveling. Andy found a spot in the campground to get a cell signal. All the years since cells we have had to drive about a mile down the mountain to the Mt.Princeton Lodge to get a signal so he's pretty smug about being able to call tonight.

Thanks for the post from Lloyd, Amy. I do feel for them but at the same time was concerned that Bob had been all too willing to drop everything to help Lloyd, afraid it was more than just "goodness of his heart". Hope this does have a happy ending.

Sweet dreams to all and God Bless. I didn't get any outside jobs done today, SO hot. Will try to move earlier in the morning (my list grows!)  Love ya all..........Shirley


I'm off to the haystack before it comes after me!  Today was a very difficult day but it had it's good side too.

First was Mickie's regular visit with the Vet.  She passed all her tests and only came home with eye drops.  She has a red eyeball and it's having some leakage so she has to have eyedrops and then go back in a week for a check up.  Otherwise, she's pretty healthy for an old lady!

This afternoon was my bi-yearly checkup and I had to ad one medication for a week to see if my itchies can be conquered.  If there's no difference in a week, I get to just tolerate them without meds.  I'm OK with that.  The less meds the better!  Also my blood pressure has come down into the safe zone...Waaaaay into the safe zone so I'm doing all the right stuff! And I'm pretty healthy for and old lady, too!

The bad part of all this is that when I got home after my appt.  I was totally exhausted.  I guess that's part of getting old!  I don't think I'll make 2 appointments on the same day again.

SHIRLEY, I have one little bitty green tomato on my vines and I feel honored!  But we planted about a week...maybe 2 behind you!  The beets I got at Davy's last week were delicious.  I think I'll make a quick trip over there and get some more tomorrow.  I'm going to need to can some this summer because I'm all out and I think I'm going to can the juice too because drinking it is very good for the blood pressure!

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy (cooler) tomorrow!  And may God bless us every one!


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Good morning,

Just another hot day in the neighbourhood, in the neighbourhood. Gardening work needs to be tend to ,will do some before we go into town on business and to pick up more paint.

Jane, way to go on getting a good report...getting older is not for sissies but we can do it!!

Shirley great that Andy could keep in contact with you, even if he is smug about it. :) See Mom I Can do it!

Better get out and water the plants before the heat gets unbearable.

Enjoy you 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

June 10, 2021, 07:38:26 AM #85 Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 07:45:08 AM by Lloyd Hammond
well back when I was able to put in 18 or 20 hours a day and get up and do same over next day. I did and gave things away. I gave Bob all the demotions lumber boxing sheeting and bricks for his house and helped him put them on the house, that amounted to thousand's of $$$$. I am not the one that ran backwards, I turned the other cheek several times. I am 83 years and out if energy, he is in his early sixty's or late fifty's. Lot of deference i think as most of you will agree. and his brother in law and sister told us to watch him, he is not a good person. But I trust everyone until they prove different, an he has. God will Have the last word fo all the wrongs we do (all of us)



Lloyd, so good to see you here!!
You GAVE Bob the skunk everything......DON'T give him your life!! Please ,I know it is a difficult time but you can get through this. You are blessed with a wonderful wife and family....enjoy them to the fullest. 
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!


Now the day begins.  I'm (sort of) planning my weekly run to Davy's!  I like to go on Thursday because that doesn't seem to be as busy as other days.  I'm waiting to see if Cooper is coming over.  Frankie said she'd let me know this morning.

I thought it was supposed to rain during the night but if it did, it wasn't enough to see so I watered the plants this morning.  They acted like they were really thirsty! 

Now, what shall I do while I wait for time for Davy's? 

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

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June 10, 2021, 10:59:34 AM #88 Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 11:10:25 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Lloyd Hammond...
....i know you dont see it yet but mark my words " something better is waiting for the pair of you, ( Nancy, )" i am testament to that...like a jigsaw puzzle, piece by piece fitting until it is complete but, in God's time not ours...Rest assured, Bob will be dealt with, and you will be the ones who come out smiling....As my late father often would say " our God works in mysterious ways "

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


Good morning from a cloudy but dry Interior where temperatures are still slowly climbing. The refrigerator/freezer was all cleaned and polished yesterday, with a lot of old stuff tossed and glass boxes organizing what's left. I have both leftover wire shelving and glass boxes. Hmmmmm.

Now my kitchen, bath, and bedroom are organized, drawers tidy, and I even reset my computer laptop. What can I get into now?