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Amy

Phyllis, there is an instant pot soup recipe posted. I am doing this at the moment and it sure smells good in  here..11 mins to go!
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

Just a quick "HELLO" to all who posted since I've been in this morning and a very special "GOOD MORNING, PHYLLIS.  It's so nice to see you when you can make it and I appreciate any and all prayers!. 

I took Cooper out to go for a walk and he went around the car and right back up on the porch.  It was raining too hard to suit him!  Maybe we'll try again.  It seems to be slowing a bit.  I guess we'll find out! 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Amy

How to age in 20 seconds!! We just heard on the news there was a bridge closure due to explosives. Where was my son??? Thank goodness he is closer to Janie at the moment and when I spoke with him he said he doesn't use the Ambassador bridge.....phew......now back to work.
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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, went back to sleep this morning after I first woke and woke again at 9:30. It is a gloomy rainy day and in the mid 50's, not  getting much warmer than that. Any one with arthritis knows this weather is not good. I wwill miss Yvette and her back massage today. Fran - the one coming today is  too gentle.

PATRICIA  now you went and did it, letting us know how many times the smallest state where I live is so small it would fit into Alaska 420  times. Except for some of the politicions here  this is a great state with a lot of history and a role in the Revolutionery war. Love the cartoon.

JENNY  I am another one who could use a homemaker who is not afraid  to clean. With the off white paint ed walls here I would love  to wash them like I used to do years ago but I would have to hire one of  those cleaning crews  to do that and don' t know anyone who was happy with the work they did or didn't do. I used to ve furniture and get behind and into corners. No one does  that these days.

JANE  did not go to bed as early as you last night but woke a lot later.

SHIRLEY  this  talk about  traveling had me remembering  the old T V show wi th Charles Curault (sp) taveling this country off the beaten path and meeting Americans from all walks of life. I loved that program and never missed it. He also wrote a book.

Had a bunch of phone calls t his morning so be tter get this pos ted before the CNA ge ts here.
Have a good day and stay safe.

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patricia19

Good morning from the Interior, where we're at 30 degrees after three days in the low twenties and snow, rain, and ice. We're headed back into the forties, and they say no snow for a while. However, there are roiling gray clouds foaming over the foothills. I don't think we've seen the last of falling snow. Unfortunately, I have to go out today.

Amy, I looked up the Ambassador Bridge, and it looks as if they're still investigating with no clear picture of events. I'm glad your son wasn't near the site! We don't have crows here. The younger ravens hang in a group, but the older mated pairs will vigorously defend their territory against any stray ravens. They don't need our help in feeding! Many shoppers have returned to their truck to find the bed pillaged, and several ice fishers have lost their catches to ravens when they don't pay attention!

One last blurb about the state; a few blocks from me is an older cemetery, and the Russian pilots that didn't pass their training are buried there with a hammer and scythe on their headstones. The Soviet pilots lived in a dormitory next to the airfields, now a public library and malls. I've heard that they enjoyed what nightlife we had back then. I believe we are the only state that simultaneously hosted one group of allies. While at the same time had part of our territory occupied by the Axis.

Thanks, Jane, most of our ducks, geese, loons, swans, etc., vacated the premises last month. However, with our milder temperatures, some ducks and geese have been staying thru the winter. The smaller birds that overwinter have left their single species only flocks to join their substantial yearly winter multispecies flocks.

Shirley, yes, the Anchorage area is beautiful, very similar to Scandinavia! We're not as lush as they're part of rain country along with Washington and Oregon. We're more forested. I wish you could have made it here too. I could have taken you out to see the pipeline. Sadly that era of oil prosperity has ended.

Lloyd, bright birds not to bite the hand that feeds them!  :thumbup:

Good morning, Phyllis! I often spend my evenings traveling the world just so. It's fascinating and delightful! I also have several blogs I watch of people crossing the globe in vans.

Gloria, I know you must have more of a population than we do! When I was traveling in the southeastern US, I was amazed that we could travel in what I considered a town or city, only to occasionally see signs on a street corner saying now entering such and such town or city! I traveled as far east as New Jersey and as far northeast as Ohio. Sadly I never made it to Pennsylvania or further northeast.

Amy

Patricia, we also have ravens here and I love listening to them. The crows we have nick named MTO birds, the crows will fly over the highway back and forth looking for road kill which they do clean up.
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

Denver

A good Monday to ALL💐We have just returned from having breakfast out with my long time growing up friend.  We do not get to meet as often as we would like as she lives in Wyoming.  We met last Friday night for dinner then again today.  She is in town to visit relatives and friends.  She had a birthday not long ago so these two meals out plus a little gift was our celebration for her. 

JACKIE, I will go look for the picture of your beautiful flowers💐 Thank you for sharing the picture with us. They say a drop of bleach will help preserve cut flowers, but I would not put any in potted flowers🤪🤪

PHYLLIS, isn't it nice that we can buy prepared food now and it is pretty tasty?  I am glad your David is there to assist you.  I love watch such shows with birds and the like in them.  They are fascinating. 

AMY, I had to chuckle at your shaking a bag and the animals would think they were getting donuts🤪. Local folks have been complaining here about these terrible schreaking sounds waking them up in the middle of the night.....general senses of opinion is it is fox mating. 

SHIRLEY, such a sad thing to see when birds get tangled up in fishing line or soda can holders!  They showed a elk on the local news with a full sized tire around it's neck!  Poor thing!

JANE, what fun to spend time with the family.  Food always tastes so good when you eat outside with family.  Thankfully your son drove you home.....not fun to drive at night at our ages. 

PATRICIA, a pop up on my phone today said it is Karen Hills Birthday 😩Happy Birthday in Heaven sweet lady.
 
My PT got canceled today and I am disappointed as I look forward to it after a two day weekend. 😩  We are going for a overnight to meet up with  our 3rd son, wife and Jonah.  Not sure how I will do, as there is not a recliner in the hotel room, but it will be fine.  I may have some good news to share soon about this visit with them.... I hope!  I can not wait to get a hug from my boy....he is growing up so quickly and I miss him so. 

Have a good evening EVERYFRIEND.

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

JaneS

Hello Everyfriend!  Well, one of the things I got done today was to clean off my desk.  Now you can actually SEE the desktop!  And there's room to work.  Of course, it's not going to last long.  It never does.

JENNY, nice to see you and I have a guess as to what you expect to hear from your son.  Enjoy the hugs from the little one and have a good visit.

We did get two nice walks in this afternoon.  The rain actually stopped and aside from the humidity, it was pretty nice out.  I heard the geese on the nearby pond and there must be a lot of them over there because they were pretty loud. They seem to fly between the river to the west and the pond on the east side.  Until they decide it's time to fly SOUTH!

I'm about ready for the haystack tonight.  I've been trying to make my house presentable for when my cousin appears.  I don't want him to spent the next 20 years thinking I'm a slob. 

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

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Vanilla-Jackie

October 05, 2021, 02:51:18 AM #68 Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 03:13:24 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jenny...
...I am guessing one of two things, either another baby on the way, or, THEY are moving back closer to " your " home...Personally i am thinking they maybe on the move again...I know you are always happier when " your babies " are closer to home...

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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I hope you all have a lovely day.  I'm expecting and early arrival this morning and I'm ready.  Just a couple things to see to before my cousin arrives tomorrow and then a nice visit.

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.  (Can't wait to hear JENNY'S news)

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Amy

Good morning..

Milder today and no rain at the moment. A multitude of things to be done today. Waiting on a phone call from hubbys Dr around 10:15 this morning. Washing windows is a job that needs to be done. There are 3 big windows in the sunroom that need to be done first then onto the other ones.

Jane, you are one of the hardest working lady I know definitely not a slob! Have an enjoyable time of catch up with your cousin!!

Jenny, hope you can get PT soon....must admit I hope for a playmate for Jonah.

Patricia, when I talked with son he was in Janes State..but he said he didn't cross that way. I can't imagine the long delay that would cause with both trucks and passenger vehicles. Do you still have your snow?

Phyllis, we don't cook or eat like we used to. I remember cooking a dutch oven full of potatoes and a 7-8 lb roast  along with vegetables and salads. Sat was spent baking.....4-5 pies, tarts, cookies and muffins with hopes that on Mon there would be some left for lunches.

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

patricia19

October 05, 2021, 08:58:57 AM #71 Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 09:01:04 AM by patricia19
Good morning; it's a big day in the Interior at 29 degrees and cloudy at 4:30. We had six inches of snow, eight inches in the foothills, but to paraphrase, along came the rain and washed it all away. At least most of it as the remainder froze to icy slush. Yesterday and last night, the graders and trucks were out clearing most of it away.

While paying bills and buying groceries and pet supplies, I saw a laptop and brought it home. While setting it up, W11 began downloading. So today, I'm coming to you, brand new on most fronts.

Jenny, I'm with Amy on hoping Jonah will have a new playmate.

Amy, I used to cook and meal prep, rinse and repeat, and carried that over into retirement. I don't eat as I used to. And especially after losing 31 pounds from my fall in February. It took a serious fall to accomplish what my doctor had urged in January 2017, and now I don't want to go back to my unhealthy weight. I found a neighbor here that took 7 pounds of my dried cranberries and several bags of rice, dried beans, and grains. He used the now closed donations as a one-stop shopping center, so he was glad to receive what I couldn't use.

I helped him sign up for the bimonthly food program and arranged an online appointment with a service coordinator to take it further. I can't imagine the way he was doing things when he couldn't travel on his own. I believe many older men on their own aren't aware of what's available. If we hadn't struck up a casual elevator conversation, he would be without groceries, or at least not many of them.

He helped me out by taking what I couldn't donate, and I helped him out by giving him information to do it on his own, so it was a win-win.

Amy

Patricia, that was a win win ...he now has what you had an over abundance plus information to help him.

Laundry on the go now to quit procrastinating and do those windows!
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

October 05, 2021, 09:31:35 AM #73 Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 09:33:08 AM by patricia19
If folks hadn't donated to me, I would have been shopping donations too. So, I gave him information that he could use. as folks helped me :)

Amy

 :excited:  :excited:  :excited:  :happydance:  :happydance:  :happydance:  :pineapple:  :pineapple:  :pineapple:  :headspin:  :headspin:  :headspin:  :clap: YES!!! Dr just called and does NOT want to see Kyle for 5 years....next is the oncologist at the end of this month!!
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

Quote from: Amy on October 05, 2021, 10:11:37 AM:excited:  :excited:  :excited:  :happydance:  :happydance:  :happydance:  :pineapple:  :pineapple:  :pineapple:  :headspin:  :headspin:  :headspin:  :clap: YES!!! Dr just called and does NOT want to see Kyle for 5 years....next is the oncologist at the end of this month!!

hurrah!

phyllis

Nice to hear some good news, Amy.
Good going for Kyle!

Hope I can get back here later.  Busy day today.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

JaneS

Cooper and I are going to scoot down to the corner and grab the mail  and frankie will be arriving around 4.  I think her plan is to spend the night here tonight because she has an early work day tomorrow. 

My cousin will be arriving around suppertime tomorrow and I'm doing a crock pot dinner.  I thought that might be easier than anything and not much tending or mess to getting it ready.  He wanted to take me out for supper but I'm not eating a lot of things and also not so neatly so I thought we might just eat in. 

HOORAY for KYLE!  Good news is always welcome!

Keep on keeping on, everyone!

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JaneS

I think I have a choice to make.  I can either go to bed early or fall asleep where I'm sitting...or standing.  I'm really tired tonight and I have to flop before I drop!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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patricia19

October 05, 2021, 09:38:18 PM #79 Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 09:40:08 PM by patricia19
More rain and snow to come...

Difficult Travel Conditions Wednesday Night And Thursday...

A mix of rain and snow is expected from late Wednesday night through Thursday over the Steese, Elliot and Parks Highways, including the Fairbanks area. This is expected to create areas of wet slushy snow from late Wednesday night through Thursday, with the worst conditions over hills.

In Fairbanks, A mix of rain and snow is expected to develop after midnight Tuesday night, then change to all rain during the day Wednesday. Less than one inch of snow is expected in Fairbanks by Thursday morning, but hills around Fairbanks could see 1 to 2 inches of snow above 1000 ft by Thursday morning.


Lloyd Hammond

Good Night and sweet dreams everyone. patricia19 stay In and stay safe. we do npt need any hurts at our age. do not Know your age to mine ,But I turned 84 the 27th of August this year. and my head says I can still do anything, but My bodiey will not carpet.

Lloyd

Shirley

Stopping by to say Sweet Dreams and God Bless. I'm ready to turn in. Been trying to get chores done & off the list but discovered while ago I have doubled one day so will have to fix that problem, can't be in two places at once, right?

Fantastic news, Amy, so happy for you both.

Jane, your cousin will be so delighted with your home cookin' and easier to gab than in any restaurant. Such a fun day in store.

Phyllis, so glad to see you popping in. Every time I drive through the park across from Back Bay Blvd I think of you.

Patricia, I also had a bit of luck the other day when the pool guy brought some parts I asked for & while I was apologizing for a pile of "stuff" on the floor I noticed he looked pretty interested so asked if he knew anyone that might could use. Lots of pots & pans & skillets, a whole box of all size lights that were perfectly good but I put in LED all over the house & had no use for them. The night before my daughter-in-law took a huge stack of kitchen tools, even one new skillet(gift) for a new cooking program at the school where she teaches math... So, without having to load the car I got rid of the biggest part of my extras. My daughter is the one that did the crawling in the lower cabinets so she took home a couple cast iron skillets & had her car loaded when she headed home. Both boys found things they wanted for camping or just because. Anyway, like you, we were all happy!

Jenny, glad to see your shoulder is coming along & excited about your latest news....

Gloria, the driving wasn't so bad with the cracked rib but bending down to feed, water the cats & climb up on that bed was no easy feat. I did call my doctor today & will check out the extra pain across the back, concerned a little about a lung behind the cracked rib aches. He always makes me feel better, doesn't get excited about my fears & asks what I want to do. He knows I don't go for pain meds & when he suggests something I'm not willing to take or do, just marks the chart with "patient refuses". He reminds me of my oldest gr-son, Cas thought so too. Cas was his patient before me so have known him for more than 30 years.

Jackie, so proud that you did a reading at your church & they appreciated the effort and job you did. I absolutely freeze, always did, when I had to speak in front of a crowd. Didn't bother me at all cheerleading because I wasn't serious & certainly had the loud voice & lungs for cheering, but voice squeeks & sounds totally different when reading someone else's words. So happy you have found a more friendly, caring group of people.

I didn't take notes because my head is still scrambled from so much activity the last couple weeks. I've got a list by the computer, by the stove & in the bathroom where I dress, of all the "to-dos". Tomorrow is "Mow Day" which means I have to unlock gates front & back & move the extenders to the downspouts, etc. I am not pleased with the latest mowing people, they did not do what I hoped but seemed insistant if I wanted them to clean the gutters. It rained a couple days after they cleaned them & the water ran over as bad as before. Gripe-gripe

Been on the phone a couple hours with 2 of the kids checking up. Tiger showed up for the midnight snack so must be bedtime. As Lloyd says, "hope to see you tomorrow". I'll turn out the lights, Lloyd & Nancy....

 

Amy

Sorry Shirley, had to get a glass of milk and cookies. Another great day here and I did get a lot done. Tomorrow is a very special day for two people!
Phyllis  :happybday: Happy Birthday  I hope you have a wonderful day. Kyle's birthday is also tomorrow and we will be going away if weather permits.
Ok , milk and cookies done...I shut the lights off....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

Denver

October 05, 2021, 11:59:41 PM #83 Last Edit: October 08, 2021, 12:43:03 PM by Denver
Coming in to say goodnight.....sleep tight😴

WONDERFUL NEWS about Kyle, AMY.  I have wanted to ask but I knew you would tell us when you knew 🥰 That is a fabulous BIRTHDAY present for Kyle.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY and best wishes for many more healthy and happy years to come‼️

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO YOU 💕 PHYLLIS 💗. I hope you enjoy a extra nice day and year to come‼️

Loved the comments about my news....and both guesses are good ones!  I hope I can share sooner than later😘

We are off in the morning.  The family has arrived there and we can't wait to see them🥰🥰

Pleasant dreams to all.

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

Vanilla-Jackie

October 06, 2021, 02:16:10 AM #84 Last Edit: October 06, 2021, 02:38:13 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Shirley...thank you for acknowledging my post, :) yes my nerves " literally " took over as i shuffled my body down there clinging on for dear life onto my rollator, and knowing this was going out...LIVE..

Phyllis...HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES...sending wishes on your special day...you know what we always say...time to start counting backwards... now if only... ::)

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

Amy

Good morning..another lovely day in the making here. Thank you for the birthday wishes for Kyle. He may be another year older but is a young pup at heart.

 We are going to go touring for the day, will take in all the Fall splendor while we can. A good rain will now put the colourful leaves down.

Jane, enjoy the time with your cousin.

Patricia, snow and rain together is not a good thing...hidden ice. ,makes walking slippery and dangerous. Be careful if you're out in it.

Jenny, enjoy your time with your family. Bet lots of laughter and giggles and HUGS!

Shirley, it is so difficult to get good help anymore. Did the Dr suggest an xray to see how the rib is healing and see your lungs>

Gloria,hope all is well with you.

Lloyd, did you get Nancy to say yes to coming in the forum?

Better get ready, water for dogs, water for us.taking my tablet to get photos I hope.

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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  This will be short and it might be my only entry today and tomorrow.  I'm going to be busy today and maybe a bit out of it tomorrow after my tests.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PHYLLIS AND MAY YOU CELEBRATE MANY MORE IN GOOD HEALTH!

AMY, I think I already congratulated KYLE on his good news but just in case....CONGRATS, KYLE!

I'm off to get dressed and take Cooper for a walk.  And then get the crock pot started and put away some odds and ends.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.  Today promises to be one of my best!  Can't wait to visit with "Scoop".  He picked up that nickname because his father was a newspaper writer when he was born and it stuck for life!

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Shirley

Love the nickname, Jane, back in the day everyone sported nicknames. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday dear Phyllis, Happy Birthday to you..........

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to you, Kyle, sounds like a perfect day planned!


Lloyd Hammond

Amy Good Morning, and No I was lucky to get her to come in and read post the other day. It Is 60º Now @ 7:06 AM and clear here. I plan on going to shop and Making a new work bench, and putting the chop saw on it so can use it, I plan on Making Making Nancy a cider chest, and then Making some bee hives and getting our bees back. am going to make some bee traps to get things going again. I plan on getting at least 12 or more swarms going, so can have all the honey we need and some to sell. I will work on getting Nancy In here some More. I was just talking to her about coming in here and get started, I told here when she dose she will enjoy talking to you all spicily you girls. Have a great day.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

 Shirley when I was in high school In agg classes we would go on field trips and see different projects going on. and we went out and did s sight about Laying out terraces and the building a quant building. we were picking up ears of corn and thronging at each other, and the prof Had one finger missing a part of it, he pointed it at us and said I mean stop or yoou will be kicked out of agg. class. I took out off towards a pond that had ducks on it and the other kids Hollard Hammond go on down there with your web footed friends. and for a longtime after that they called me webfoot, but after that dropped the foot and just called me web. and that has gone mostly now but for a acosenal old class mate seeing me and saying hi web. My mother was beside her self about it she said I thought I named my children so they would not be able to have nick names. Life goes on any way. see You all Later.

Lloyd