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Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2021

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Today has been a tad busy, laundry, cleaning picking beans and selling a trug!!

Lloyd, if you click on this ,it will take you to photos and you can see what my hubby has been up to.Lots of photos to look at 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


The haystack is calling and I'm answering!  Good Night Everyfriend1  I wish you a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

well it done it to me again the grulmans ate my post. AMY give your sweetheart a big hug and Kiss for the job he did on the raised beds for you, his good work shows Out from under god's beautiful flowers. don't know which or both of you planted them but good job. good night and sweet dreams everyone.



Lloyd Hammond

July 20, 2021, 07:00:48 AM #63 Last Edit: July 20, 2021, 07:12:38 AM by Lloyd Hammond
Good Morning everyone. well it looks like I put us to bed and waking us up both this morning. It looks the best I can see so far to be hazy out. see no sign of sun as of yet. wish you all a great day. our Motor home is stuck in the side yard of the shop. I am going to have to get help to pull it out, Nancy wont drive the motor home. The grand children are gone on a trip with there children. so it is weight and get help to pull it out. I am going to Have a truck load of road gravel, rod rock put on it where I park it. have a good day. we have a appointment with the foot doctor today to get our toe's fixed up. see you all later.



Good morning...

Temp is 62° at the moment working its way to another hot humid hazy day.

Work about home today...some jobs I like others well they need to be done and the gremlins don't do them.

Lloyd, if you go to message #9191 you will see Kyles village..he is working back in the shop to finish off another one he started a barber shop. On the wall you can partially see a grill that he made for the truck. Will try and get a photo of it to post.

Gloria, I too am looking forward to Fall. Love the temps.colours and smells of Fall.

Jane, Sabrina sent me a recipe for dog cookies and it only takes 3 ingredients. Banana , oatmeal and peanut butter ,I am going to make some for these critters. Mind you I have Mikey dogs as in Mikey will eat anything :)

Patricia, how is the air quality today?  We had smoke last evening but it was the neighbour with a campfire.

Better scoot..

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 everyone No rain in forecast today but wil be hot and humid. Another day to stay inside and be cool.On the local news last night the wea ther guesser ws giving a rundown on how much rain we have had this month. The city of Woonsocket had almost a foot of rain and t he sou thern part of the state had half of that. This sity is close to the town where I live.
Had a call late yesterday afteroon. My doct or is sending a nurse to take my blood pressure this morning about 7:30. Have to fast and of all mornings to wake hungry.

LLOYD  I think you will always keep busy doing something. Hope that dog is not left tied up outside all the time, that is cruel.

PATRICIA  glad we have no one like that man where you are. We can leave things in the laundry and know they will be safe but not on the table near the door. That is the take away table.

AMY  Kyle sure is great working with wood.

JANE  I think we could use a couple of weeks of no rain about now but being summer the heat and humidity would not be nice either.

AHH  the nurse vampire  has been and took my blood so now I can enjoy a cup of coffee and then breakfast. Coffee sure tastes good now.

LLOYD  as long as I don't see rain or hear more thunder it should be a good day here.

Have a good day eveyone, keep cool and bless    the one who inven ted ou r home AC's. Mine sure has been working great to keep me comfortable in here.

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Jane, I just met the gentleman that also has a nervous dog when it is storming and he is SO GRATEFUL....it worked on Josie. He also thanks you profusely, his little girl was fine when we had a dandy storm. Last storm before he bought this Remedy he drove her around thinking that might help her! I know, what we won't do for our furkids.
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


I'm so glad to hear that the RR is helping the dogs.  Spread the word!  It also works on frightened children or agitated adults.  And it's all natural so it can't hurt anything!

When I went out last night to walk Mickie before the rain and the darkness came, I stopped to chat with my nice neighbor across the street.  When we got back from our walk, there were two yellow summer squash growing on my back porch, courtesy of my nice neighbor.  I looked up some recipes this morning and found one to do chips in the oven.  I got the smaller squash ready but since it called for "fresh ground Parmesan cheese and I don't have any, I used a mixture of mozzerella and sharp.  They were so easy to do and so good!  All you have to do is slice the squash, salt, pepper and onion powder it and put a couple fingerfuls of cheese on top, bake it at 425 and eat it!  The slices that didn't fit on the cookie sheet, I put in the air fryer and they were great, too!  This is definitely a saver (or should I say "savor") recipe!

My sister and I were texting back and forth last night about old GS camp songs, trying to remember the words to some real oldies!

I guess I better get back to work!  I have two doggies who need to go out.  I'm going to try to hold them off until I know the mailman has been here.  You really do have to combine chores when you have advancing years!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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July 20, 2021, 01:07:41 PM #68 Last Edit: July 20, 2021, 02:05:41 PM by patricia19
Good morning from a golden Interior! Presently we're  63° at 8:17 AM and heading for a high of 85°.  The haze we had the last couple of days surprised me upon hearing it was a residue from the Siberian wildfires. I had thought it was a lot closer to home. This poor earth is epically either ablaze or flooded.  :'(

Amy, yesterday I had a surprising visitor. I was in the bedroom putting away laundry when I heard a loud SQUAWK!! I thought it was coming from my apartment and wondered what had flown in. There was more squawking, and I rushed out to see Farrah up against the glass, almost on tiptoe, growling. On the other side, perched upon the railing, was a large juvenile raven. They're the size of crows at that stage and full of mischief. I had only the screen door between the two, or else there would have been issues.

I thought of you and your friend's leaves turning because ravens are nominally here during the late fall and winter, retreating to the mountains to escape summer's heat. The mew gulls were screaming, flying about almost in formation while some wrens and other smaller birds were doing their own agitated flybys. Several other juveniles were chasing the gulls about and generally being a nuisance. What was so unusual besides being in the wrong place at the wrong time was that it was 83°!

I wish I had a "Mikey Cat!"  Farrah is back to snubbing her vet-approved diet, and since it's needed and expensive, I just put it up until later. I'm trying a treat if she eats right then but so far, treat as dessert hasn't caught on.

I enjoyed seeing Kyle's village, and he's very talented!

Gloria, the donation table is overseen by three administrative offices and the security counter and mailboxes. So someone is always there. Plus, cameras are in all public areas.

Farrah used to get upset about several things when she began venturing out from under the bed. Now she looks over at me first, and if I'm not upset, then she's not upset. Her hearing is fine, and noises don't bother her, but people in my apartment will send her to any number of hiding places until they're gone.

However, my last cat didn't like other animals at the vet office, other people, leaving my apartment, or any loud noises. She preferred both of us to stay in quietly.

Jane, I screengrabbed your recipe, it sounds so good!

Today is a day of rest.


At the moment there is a pounding rain, thunderstorm has moved on I hope. We did get a mix of hail  and I know hear more thunder.

Patricia, what a movie that would have made of cat and bird!! Rarely do I have ravens here...hear them flying by with their "gronk" echoing the sky. When I bought the Kitchen aid there was no place in the cupboard Hank would fit so Kyle made an island which now houses Hank, air fryer ,instant pot and gadgets for those appliances.

Jane, 5 crooked neck squash are growing at David's and
 I know they are going to take over and give them lots of squash. I will mix zucchini ,onions, tomatoes, celery, peppers and you can throw in hamburg and mushrooms and cook it up. Just need a slice of homemade bread to soak up the juices.
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, thanks for another recipe! I just received my new cookbook via FedEx and placed one for a meat sauce in the "What's For Dinner" Forum. The recipe book is titled "Just add sauce."


I'm back.  I have been pretty sick for the last several days but am gradually getting back to feeling better.  Still pretty weak but getting stronger and feeling like eating a little bit more.  It takes longer for me to recover than it used to.

I love the Alpine Village, Amy.  Kyle is a talented man....and so neat!  I noticed how his work place has everything stored away without any jumble or clutter.   :thumbup:


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Phyllis, sorry you've been sick but happy you are back. This year I've been seeing gaps in the conversations but figure people are just disgusted with the days and don't want to talk about it. Hope you keep getting better, at our ages it takes longer to recover. Hugs...

Has been a sad year for me from the onset of Covid with my brother's funeral just as people were starting to hear about the virus. Since he was in FL for a few months & had just gotten there we were all concerned about whether we could get together for his funeral in KC. People (nieces & nephews & friends) came from all over the US & before the day was over we were all hugging each other. Weeks later everything shut down so we felt good that we could honor him. A few weeks ago my brother in law died and we managed to gather a pretty big crowd for his funeral, before this new strain starting. One day at a time.

I found a package of chuck roasts at Sam's this week, both looked fairly good. Usually one is okay & the other "junk meat" so I haven't been buying many of their 2 packs. I'm going to put both in separate cast iron dutch ovens, brown & bake in the oven for several hours to get that yummy flavor. I just get hungry for roast & might as well fill the oven & spend one day cooking when I've got to freeze most of the meat anyway!

Those little tubs of meat & gravy taste so good when out camping alone, just bake a potato in the microwave or open a tub of instant mashed potatoes & dump the meat & gravy over & add veggies & tub of applesauce, SO good. I eat "fast food" when already in a town but when the cats & I settle down for the night, we love to eat home cookin'....

Got a phone call to make & then a nap before going to bed. Mowers will be here tomorrow morning so up & attem early.

Lloyd Hammond

Good night and sweet dreams everyone. Hope to see you all tomorrow.



Well, Hello PHYLLIS!  It's so good to "see" you back with us.  I'm sorry you haven't been well but I'm glad you're feeling better now.  That's what counts! 

I hear the haystack calling and I'm ready to hit it!  My eyes are already in slam shut mode and my body is on the way to shut down.  We had a pleasant day today and I hope we have the same tomorrow.

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

(There now, LLOYD, you won't have to greet yourself in the morning!

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Good evening and good night from the Interior, another day in the eighties, and the area fires are reduced by half due to dry, not humid weather.


Phyllis...welcome back to our fold...sorry to read you have been " pretty sick " these past few days...

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


Good morning.

Lovely start to the day with temps of 52°  now if it would just stay there. Meeting with friends this morning in town then home to work. I can pick green beans today , these are French  ones that I didn't read the package  and should have. Can't can or freeze them, just eat. Need to pick up a plant from a friend that is moving to the city called Angel Wings..not sure what I am in for but she said to bring a string to tie it up!

Shirley, I opened a jar of the hamburg I canned and these dogs are lapping it up along with peas and carrots. Will buy eye of round when on sale and cook and can it for them .

Phyllis, good to see you and I hope each day gets better for you. Thank you, Kyle enjoys working with wood as you can tell.

Jane, Rescue to the rescue yesterday between rain,hail and thunder.

Patricia, thank you for the trip around the world enjoyed it!

Better get a hitch in my get a'long..

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 AMY and all else that follow. It Is a clear day here this Morning. Is supposed to get very hot again today. Hope you all have a good day just as you Like it.



Lloyd enjoy your day, make the most of it.. please keep the hot weather there though..it is 56° here and sunny! :)
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 mor ning everyone, well al that  smoke frome the wes tern and Canadian fires hit us yesterday. The sky was a weird color and in t he mornings when I get up I open the windows a little  if it is not raining. I opened the bedrrom one and before I left the room I turned around and closed it. Smelly air. Yes terday I had a nurse here just before 8am, send by my doctor to be a vampire. Yvette went to the market for me and while she  was gone and had a phone call fron the nurs from the company who send CNA's out saying she was on her way to see me an Yvette. She was here befor Y got back but met her on her way out.

JANE  every year Mike gives me more summer squash  than I can ea t  and I start sharing it  here. Years ago a sister and BIL had a big garden and she canned a lot of  that yellow squash. Did not taste good when she went to open a jar  lat er and she had to throw it all away. When Regina first sta rted a garden in San Diego she planted zucchine and had so much of it  she started making making zucchini relish from a recipe she found. First time she did any canning. Both of those squashes are adaptable for different recipes but I no longer am able  to cook much of anything. Thank God for Yvette  and a few of those frozen TV dinners.  We have more thunderstorms later today, seems like we get at least one every day lately. 

PATRICIA  odd seeing the girds act like it si fall instead of summer. Maybe all the smoke in the air has them confused? When we had our ls t maint enance man-jus t retired-he used to clear  the donation table off when things wer e on it too long. The things some people put on there belong in the trash to begin with. Sone even put underwe ar there, I wou ld never w ear someone else's undies. There are cameras all over this building, in the public rooms on the ground floor and all the hallways. Surprised none in the elevator or hidden in our  apartments. 

AMY  I have done as you do with the zucchini with both the summer squash and the zucchini together.

PHYLLIS  sorry you were sick but feeling better now. I know what you mean about  it t aking longer to feel bet ter now.

SHIRLEY  seems like around here a chuck roas t is scarce and then so thin t hey are like a steak. I remember years ago buy ing one  that  was almos t 4" thick. They do have a good flavor and are always tender.

LLOYD  hope you had a good sleep las t night.

RAMMEL  I have been using vinegar to clean my Keurig since I first bought it. Did you know about putting about of baking soda in a drain and pouring the vinegar in it? It boils up and you can hear it bubbling in the pipe. Cleans the drains and if it smells it gets rid of that, too.

AMY  wish it was only 52 here, Already in the mid to upper 70's here and the sun is filtered through the smoky sky.

Have a good day everyone. Time for  me to have breakfast and get dressed for the day.   :hugs:

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It's sunny this morning but the sky is hazy from the smoke, too.  It would be nice to get a little wind to blow it away.

Take care, All.


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I think this is going to be a "goof-off" day!  Nothing is calling my name!  I do have to wash up the kitchen floor and maybe a bathroom floor but they aren't really shouting my name. 

Cooper's here and both doggies have had their long walk and are now sleeping.  I just talked to Cooper and he didn't budge.  It was almost as if he didn't hear me.  Of course, I didn't ask him if he wanted something to eat or if he wanted to go out.  He always responds to both of those questions in a positive manner.

We're supposed to get rain again today....oops!  Forgot...that's not news!  I'm thinking of selling my hose but I probably wouldn't find a buyer these days1

Gloria, I've been cleaning my drains that way for a few years now.  It really works and also, a little baking soda in the drain before I go to bed keeps my sink and counter top free of ants too.  Then a squirt of vinegar in the morning keeps them free running. 

Guess I better get on with my day...whatever it brings!  Enjoy yours! Whatever it brings!

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Good morning from the Interior! I read about the US and Canadian smoke particles traveling from upward of 2500 miles away. We have smoke here from the Siberian fires. It's sixty degrees presently, and we'll be heading back into the eighties again.

Nothing is needed today except for a phone call and a few needed emails, so my day is again clear. There has been so much talk about air fryers that I've been tempted, except I have an unused "Big Daddy" fryer I received as a gift some years ago. Instead, I generally cut pieces in uniform sizes and use my large wok. I use that instead of my electrical skillet too. I should get rid of both the fryer and the skillet but never do. I primarily use my 6" and 12" cast iron skillets and a 10" cast iron grill pan. I'm rehoming all my modern conveniences and going back to manual.

There is a lot of texting back and forth about our group's proposed August fourth get back together. It's to replace the July fourth and a couple of missed birthdays. Do you ever notice how some people take the ball and run with it? We have one here, and she started calling and texting everyone about what they were to do and bring. Several people said no, they were doing and bringing something else, and now her feelings are hurt. Dora sat down with her and explained this was to be a fun, unorganized outside party, but she says she feels "unappreciated."


Good morning 💐
Another hot day in the 90's with nasty smoke filled skies.

Welcome back, PHYLLIS. I am sorry to read you have not been feeling well.  Glad that you are getting stronger.  Take care of yourself.

RAMMEL, I, too have a Keurig.  I have had many over the years and love them.  My preferred coffee is Peet's as well.  I order or buy it through Costco, but will check out Staples to see if I can save a bit more. My husband does not drink coffee, so the single cup maker is perfect to ensure a fresh and delicious cup every time.

AMY, I sure enjoyed seeing Kyle's Alpine village!  He does forst class work on everything he makes.  Yellow crook neck squash.....yummm, love them!

We are off to our dermatologist this morning.  Seems we got way behind with Covid and now we have appointments all the time.

Have a good day.

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


Natural basic off the shelf, nonorganic OJ.  64 ounces, 100 percent OJ concentrate, and water

8 ounces 120 calories and 30 mg of sodium

The jar is 64 ounces or 960 calories and 240 mgs of sodium.

one medium orange 6.16 calories and zero sodium

What type of heavy water is that?


McDonald's has decided to shut down a website aimed at providing work and life advice to its employees after it was reported that it had urged workers not to eat the very fast food they are hired to produce.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonald's said Thursday that information on its McResources Line site had been taken out of context thus generating "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary," according to a McDonald's spokeswoman.

On Monday, CNBC reported that McDonald's had posted on the site an illustration of two meals — one that looked suspiciously like the company's own double cheeseburger offering, complete with soft drink and fries, that was labeled "Unhealthy choice." Next to it was another illustration showing a submarine sandwich, salad and a glass of water, labeled "Healthier choice."

The accompanying text read:

"Although not impossible it is more of a challenge to eat healthy when going to a fast food place. In general, avoiding items that are deep fried are your best bet."

The site also advised that fast-food places are "almost always high" in calories, fat, sugar and salt.

The latest controversy follows reports in October that the McResources Line website had provided employees with a sample personal budget suggesting the need for a second income and not including such items as food or gasoline. Last month, the site also advised employees to get out of holiday debt by returning unopened purchases and bringing a sack lunch to work.

As NPR's The Salt blog reported earlier this month, fast-food workers rallied in 100 U.S. cities across the country to protest the industry's low wages, which typically are less than $9 per hour.

In October, McDonald's President Jeff Stratton had a public face-off over wages with an employee, Nancy Salgado, a single mother from Chicago. And less than a week later, a study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that more than half of fast-food workers were enrolled in one or more public assistance programs, costing taxpayers an estimated $7 billion annually.


No idea on the water...
Subs are made with processed meats and that too is unhealthy... but having said that both are delicious and a treat at times. Can't remember when I have had a burger or sub!
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