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Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, July 01, 2021, 12:48:42 AM

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Lloyd Hammond

well I do not worrie about what or not to eat, I am on a sea food diet see food and eat it.



Lloyd...why not, that is what it is there for... :eat:

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


Good morning...

Very quiet....did hear the loon earlier but no song birds singing . May get a storm this afternoon they say , I hope I get the quilt delivery done before it starts.
Better put the tomato plants in the ground this morning, not sure if they will have enough time to produce tomatoes but at the price couldn't refuse them.

Jane, that rolling pin of your grandfathers is an heirloom!! Can you just imagine the number of pie crusts it rolled out!

Patricia, your meals sound mouth watering.

Shirley, these dogs have quirky eating habits. One likes carrots either cooked or raw ,other one wants them cooked. One will eat strawberry yogurt other one won't. Can be a guessing game at times with them.

Better get ready for the day.

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


Jenny, forgot to say love the two handsome dudes in your avatar!! :smitten:
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


July 05, 2021, 09:15:01 AM #64 Last Edit: July 05, 2021, 09:17:43 AM by phyllis
It's a beautiful morning and the temp. is in the mid 70s but supposed to go up to low 90s this afternoon.  Back to high humidity, too.  I'm already wishing it was October.   ::)

All is quiet here after a busy and stressful week.  I just hope it stays that way for awhile.  I had to have a VERY large tree cut down and removed from behind my house last Wednesday and the job did not go as smoothly as I would have liked but it is done and I don't have to worry about it falling on my house when the next storm comes along.

Take care, All.


Good morning everyone. Yesterday was the worse 4th I can remember for weather. I was cold all day with the dampness. About 5 the sun broke through and then it warmed up to 65. I did hear fireworks last night  but did not bother going to the window  to see the high ones. From the direct ion it was from one of 2 towns just over the border in Mass. A lot  were put off because of  the weather till tonight or next weekend. Last  night was one of the nights I could not sleep, have not had one of those in a long time. If I slept 2 hours I was lucky. Some days I have had a 2 hour nap and still slep t all night .

PHYLLIS  so glad to read you are s till here. The next town over has a Horribles parade on the 4th every year and I almost called my son to ask if they were going. I would love to see it again. T hey have the silliest floats and funny ones, too. I know he would have said-who wants to see that fooness.- At times I think he does not have a sense of humor. That is my oldest son.

AMY  how big is the airfryer? For jus t me I would not need a big one.I have so little counter space I would have to get rid of something to put  one there. No room for a kitchen cart in there either because I would have one on wheels  to move around. What is the difference betw een an instant pot and an airfryer? Guess I could Google it but really am  too lazy these days.
Now add some coconut to that custard and pt it in a pieshell to bake it, Yummy.

SHIRLEY  WHEN i WAS IN THE APARTMENT AT MY SON'S house someone down the road would let loud bans orr on the 4th. Sounded more like a shotgun going off. It would go off and the midnight hour on New Year's Eve and other holidays, too.

JENNY  thanks for the link. I have watched that before but enjoyed watching it again just now.

JANE  I had not thought of that song in years. of my SILs gave me a roling pen  the first Christmas we were married. Still have it minus one handle. I sure has seen a lo t of use. The old one you sister has must have been used so many times it would be impossible to guess the number.

PATRICIA  with Yvette coming back tomorrow I am lookin‌g forward to some good meals using up the meat I have in the freezer. NO MORE TV DINNERS! Some of  the ones I had while she was on vaca tion looked not too clean to me. I never asked them to massage my back either, never mind cook. Had one I really liked but she was busy with the laundry and no time for cooking. Of all the different ones she is the only one that has a sense of humor, too.

Think I gabbed enough and will go fix my breakfast.

Have a good day and be safe.

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I've been busy & need a break. Went down & turned on front sprinklers for half an hour each & ran the vac in the pool while they were on. Water low because I drained out too much (expecting more rain) so back to basement to switch gears with sprinkler to water in the pool. Steps are steep to the basement so a huff & puff each way & that's already 2 ups & downs with one more to go to turn the well off. Anyway, pool nice & clean, only a few shreds of fireworks that blew in & one piece of lava rock that came in with something! I'm ready for a nap, no more assigned duties today, except clean up those *^# leaves that appeared after termite guys did their thing! It is a holiday and no mail, shouldn't be anything earth shaking.... except for that quake we had earlier this morning. I didn't feel it but guy on local radio seemed alarmed! I really don't know what people get excited about with the earth rotating & changing every few hundred/thousand years.

Gloria, my kitchen is the worst design of ANY house we've ever owned, no counter top for anything. BUT, a year or so ago I looked at all the baker's racks on Amazon & found one that is perfect. Well... maybe not PERFECT, but sure helps. Not sure how to make this link work, but the 3 wider shelves on bottom get the heavy cat food cans & appliances while the top ones hold smaller appliances used only now & then. See if this works.. does for me if I copy & paste.


And here's for all wishing for cooler weather... :snowball:  :snowman:   


Good morning from a smelly, smokey  Interior with a couple of more small fires, but the hotshot crews are gaining on them. I'm hoping the winds shift soon and draw the smoke elsewhere. We do have some evacuees and some animals based at the fairgrounds, but it will get better with expected cooler weather after today.

Amy, my freezer is stuffed! I still meal prep because it's easier for me than to shop more often, and I eat better and have less food spoilage. I agree Jonah and Dad are very handsome!

Farrah, at one time, wouldn't touch wet food. And she doesn't like tuna or any human food, which I believe is a blessing. Shirley, I'm a mean cat lady. If she doesn't eat the vet-recommended food, I pick it up, refrigerate it, and wait until the next day.

She once went almost three days before she caught on to the schedule. If she truly doesn't care for something, we try another flavor, but that's after eating what's there. In this still pandemic lifestyle, no one will take open cat food.

Good morning Phyllis and Gloria!  Gloria, my studio kitchen has a small amount of counter space, and I use my stove and more than any other appliance. In 2019, they finally replaced the stove I had, and I found I preferred it over the microwave. That and my instapot made their way to the donation tables. Shirley, I redid your link for you,


Shirley, you're getting your exercise in today! We had one group of fireworks last night, and this after a posted ban, smoke in the air and drifting in people's houses and the outskirts under a possible evacuation alert!


From A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

Ever metaphor? You do meet them every day, whenever you speak, read, or write. A language is a giant shoebox of metaphors. This box has lead balloons, loose cannons, dirty linen, and more. Help yourself to whatever you like. Yes, you can even cherry-pick.

Some language metaphors are obvious, but many others aren't. Did you know that a muscle is, literally speaking, a little mouse? That's because someone thought the movement of a muscle, such as the biceps, resembled a mouse scurrying around.


Good AFTERNOON from the still
cool and beautiful rocky coast of

My Kitchen is a tiny walk though space
but it is attached the my L shapped
living room area,  so I have utilized
that space to give me more kitchen
space, freeing up the little
counter space I have. 

I still spend my days trying to declutter
my living area.    Which works but
it is a constant process.  Just glad that
I am still able to do it.    8)

We had lots of fire works here in Portland
Maine.   Which I watched live on the computer.

Not the same, of course,  but perfect
for me who chooses to stay home more now. 

Have a good day,  everyone.   


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?


Miss Jane.........you whooo....where are you???
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


July 05, 2021, 09:44:54 PM #71 Last Edit: July 05, 2021, 09:48:29 PM by Denver
Monday evening.......wow, what a weekend. We spent yesterday with Dave and the children then again today adding our youngest son and his wife.  First time we have all been together in like 18 months‼️ We are all missing Our Michele, but we speak of her often and everyone seems comforted by doing so.  It was just so wonderful to be all together. 

We had numerous firework display all around us last night.  More than we have ever had around since we have lived here. (14 years)  It was loud, Smokey and stinky😩‼️ One was viewable from my recliner and I really enjoyed that one.....many went on until nearly midnight 😩 I was sure glad when the boomers ended‼️

Thank you for the nice comments about my avatar with Mark and Jonah😘 

I had a antique rolling pin from a bakery my grandmother worked at and sadly it disappeared in one of our moves!  Love reading about items like this that many of you have mentioned you have.

Such sad news on the news tonight .....a PGA Golfer shot and killed on a golf course as he went to see if the man driving a pickup on the golf course was OK, and a hockey young man being killed by a misguided fireworks display.....and the ongoing search for those missing in the condo collapse😩😩😢

Pleasant dreams to all.....I have my first out patient physical therapy tomorrow..... I have to admit I am not looking forward to it, but I must!  I am just so fearful of falling again.

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


We've had a fire warning all week. Today the smoke moved in, and you couldn't see the ridges or foothills. And it smelled like a campfire cookout. I posted a couple of pictures in photos.

Then while we were getting some evacuees and farm animals and pets were stabled at the fairgrounds, they promised various periods of rain and wind tonight with temperatures cooling.

Now we receive this, and the area mentioned is 75 to 50 miles east of us up to some of our outlying suburbs.

Evacuation Immediate

Monday, July 5, 4:56 PM AKDT

Tuesday, July 6, 8:00 AM AKDT

Source: U.S. National Weather Service






Our weather is abysmal!


Hello To Everyfriend!  This day was definitely a busy one!  I actually came by here and read one time today.  I neclected my word games and even my email.  I started the canning process at 6:30 by making another  quart of the brine so I didn't tun out.  And I ended the day with 15 pints of canned cole slaw!

I remember almost passing on this recipe because I KNOW that mayonnaise cannot be canned but then I told myself "You have to at least see how they do it!"  And the trick is that the whole mixture minus the mayonnaise is canned and then when you want cole slaw, you drain the brine and mix in the mayo and it's so easy to do it's amazing...and delicious!

I almost can't wait to eat it but it says to wait at least 2 weeks.  I had to try the leftover that didn't fit the jars right now and I can't wait!

Then, after the last batch came out of the canner, the kitchen was all cleaned up and the doggies had their afternoon walk, I had a text from Frankie.  Seems she had hamburgers in her freezer that she could bring over for supper and what would go with them?  I suggested tater tots in the air fryer and a veggie.  She said she'd see me around 5.  She also brought along 2 ears of corn already cooked that she'd brought home from her mothers.  So we had supper together. 

We were sitting in the living room and I looked at the clock and said, "Well, this ends a 12 hour work day for me and I'm all in but my shoestrings!"  And that was pretty bad because I not only didn't have any shoestrings...I wasn't even wearing shoes!

JENNY, I like the picture too and I'm also glad that your family is able to get together and miss Michele and remember her together!  Sounds like a good solid relationship!

My eyes are just about to enter slam shut mode so I guess I better sign off and head for the haystack!  I have to make my WM run tomorrow because Frankie has the next two days off so Cooper might not be available to doggy sit!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow!  And may God bless us, every one!

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PATRICIA, is that near you?  Are you included in the evacuation?

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Jane, it is an area that's fifty to seventy-five miles east of where I'm at and the downtown area. Some city suburbs are possibly included within 35 miles of the downtown area. It depends as the fire is moving in all directions, but in reality, we probably will be the staging grounds for more refugees. That notice was issued an hour ago, and the hotshot crews are on the scene, and I understand they're fighting it aggressively.


My prayers go up for everyone but most especially for you!

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Glad I looked in one more time tonight!  I was worried about you, Jane, forgot you did mention canning.

Patricia, so sad about the fires. I have a great niece that is a forest firefighter & her husband is as well. Dangerous career but know it has it's rewards. Be safe & trust you will do what you must. Prayers for you. Shirley


Just a quick "Good Morning Everyfriend"  Mickie is patiently awaiting her breakfast, Cooper will be arriving around 7 or so, I have to get a breakfast, a shower and get dressed for shopping.

A trip to WM is the only thing in my plans for today but that can really do me in and I have a pretty long list and I need a haircut.  Other than that, all I have on my todo list is to wipe the cole slaw jars, mark them and take them to the store room.  I think Frankie might be coming to spend the night! 

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

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Good morning...

Another quickie as Kyle has blood work this morning. We had thunder storm after thunder storm last evening and into the night. Rain is a blessing but we could do without the music!

Yesterday turned out busier than thought as I received a call from the neighbour needing a ride into town after the tow truck takes her vehicle in to the garage. Back home, lunch and then off I went to deliver a quilt and home to plant tomatoes. That was my day.

Patricia, praying that rain will come and help the firefighters. Stay safe.

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


Just had this sent to me...


#1 - Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice.

#2 - "In Style" are the clothes that still fit.

#3 - You don't need anger management. You need people to stop pissing you off.

#4 - Your people skills are just fine. It's your tolerance for idiots that needs work.

#5 - The biggest lie you tell yourself is, "I don't need to write that down. I'll remember it."

#6 - "On time" is when you get there.

#7 - Even duct tape can't fix stupid, but it sure does muffle the sound.

#8 - It would be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, then come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller?

#9 - Lately, you've noticed people your age are so much older than you.

#10 - Growing old should have taken longer.

#11 - Aging has slowed you down, but it hasn't shut you up.

#12 - You still haven't learned to act your age and hope you never will.

. . . And one more:
"One for the road" means peeing before you leave the house.

Be blessed 🔮 "it's the little things!!" ♥️

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


Love that, Amy, have copied to send every OLD friend I have!!!


Jane, I FOUND IT!!!! The health food store has two bottles of it and she is putting them away for me until tomorrow..Thank you!! I would never had thought of the health food store...phoned the vet to get no for an answer!
Please post your cole slaw recipe, Kyle would like that one and me too.
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


PATRICIA, I am sorry to read about your fires. IF only you could have a nice long rain to assist the firefighters. 

AMY, loved the 12 Commandments for Seniors. 

I went to my physical therapy today......they were not one bit happy to find that I can not lift my arm at all after this length of time after surgery.  They feel there is something wrong with either the location of the shoulder socket or some sever nerve issues caused from the trauma of them trying to get my shoulder back into the socket when I fell.  She was to contact my surgeon who I will see tomorrow morning.  Gurrrr.

Have a good evening.


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


Time to head for the haystack!  I think my trip to WM tired me out faster than doing all that cabbage.  And just so everyone knows I didn't ignore your request that I post the cole slaw recipe, I sent it directly to you because (as I told you) I was half way through typing it up and realized that I don't know how to post it in recipes.  So if anyone else wants it, you (AMY) will have to post it.

AMY, I loved the commandments, too.  I'm sending them to all my senior friends and posting a copy on the fridge.

JENNY, I'm so sorry you have a problem with your arm.  It sounds pretty painful and it also sounds like it needs attention....NOW!  Good luck with that!

Frankie came over and she brought an InnovAsians General Tso's frozen dinner for us to have.  I added the leftover corn and some rice and we had a pretty good meal!  She's spending the night and she's already in bed.  That's where I'm heading! 

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

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Jenny, I'm so sorry your shoulder is not doing what it should!!! Do hope they can fix without more surgery.

I am half asleep, as usual, a busy day with very little to show for my efforts. I got out of bed last night & came to search & research the Birdview satellite system Cas had for years. He kept buying more "stuff" for it up until a few years before he died, when he didn't have the energy to play with it anymore. Found a site of people still using them so posted a FREE to anyone willing to take down that monster dish & I will give them all the stuff that goes with it. Have a big box of equipment & no clue what it is. I had thought a farmer might find a use, but didn't know where to post an ad, so just stayed up & did it last night. Hope someone thinks Wichita isn't too far to travel, I would think all of the electronics he bought would be of use to anyone that knows how to operate. Anyway, this is only one item needing to get rid of. Have a remote control golf cart hanging from the ceiling in the garage. I do know he bought solid tires to put on because every time he used it he'd get a flat tire when he got home. We have a "sticker" called goat heads that will go thru anything! Anyway, something to think about besides the hot weather & termites!!! :o

Sweet dreams & God Bless. Shirley


Good rainy morning..

We have gone from fry to well not quit freezing, tis 50° at the moment. Love this!

Mixed day of different chores to do .Kyle needs to find hinges for his Alpine grocery store he is building and I am picking up the Rescue remedy for Babe in town.

Jenny all the work in exercising and physio you have done! I hope the surgeon can suggest something other than another operation for you.

Shirley, is this one of the 7-8 " dishes? If so some people have made a little pond out of them. They position in in the ground ,cement the exposed are and fill with water.

Jane, love chatting with you! I did post your recipe this morning what's for dinner. I also sent it on to Sabrina as she also cans. I like the fact that I can do it in pint jars  for the two of us.

Gloria, where are you???

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


July 07, 2021, 08:10:02 AM #87 Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 08:11:47 AM by JaneS
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I got up and attem early this morning.  I think Mickie thought because there were extra people in the house, she better get on the move early and she hit the deck at 4:45 (held off from 4:30).  I took her out in the yard and then after her treat, napped a bit on the couch.  When I woke up, Cooper had joined us.  So I chased him out and then back in and started to feed the dogs.  Frankie said to make sure she was up by 6:30 at the latest.  I did that.  Put the coffee on and then took Mickie for her walk. 

It's already 73º out there and heading for a high of 91 but it's also supposed to rain startng sometime this afternoon.  That's OK because then I won't have to drag the hose around and water the plants tonight!

AMY, thanks for posting the recipe for this dummy!

PATRICIA, what's happening with the fires?

JACKIE, it's always good to see your post!

SHIRLEY, Hooray! on taking care of the "stuff"!

RAMMEL, PHYLLIS, GLORIA, Everyone...check in!

Gotta go!  The washer stopped and the towels want to jump into the dryer but the door isn't open!  Have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. It Is 69º and sunny here and going to go higher in to the 90,s Have a great day.



Good morning everyone, sorry I missed yesterday, no excuses either. Yipee Yvette is back and the 3 hours flew by yesterday.

Of all days to wake late, Yvette is coming at 10 today so I do not have time to read and reply. Have to ge t dressed for the day. Laundry day.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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