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Soda Shoppe for October 15, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, October 15, 2021, 12:19:10 AM

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Good morning everyone 38 now here and on TV it says 42 but the "official" temperature comes from the airport that is closer to the ocean, always different in the  50 mile difference. Cloudy sky again.

AMY  I kept telling Yvette that the freezer was too full. the part where the unit is the freezer is in on the back wall right in the middle instead of on a back corner and for the first time I noticed that some of the freezer containers I have in there are get ting frost on the outsides, never had that happen before. Being full is one  thing and being over stuffed is another. When I give her a list for the market I  tell her  to jus t ge t wha t I have on t he list but she will buy t hings on sale even if I already have  tha t item in the freezer and it is more than I can eat, much less what  I can cook. She ge ts  TV dinners for me and I do not  like them and she said she  thought I might like because  they were a new or different one that I never had. I give her enough money and a bit  more in case she needs it  but she will spend all of it.
JENNY  not easy typing wi th one hand but I learned how  to do it wi th my lef t hand when I had my right shoulder replaced. Of course took longer to type.

RAMMEL  I understood what you said but I cannot get  the CNA to understand  that. It is hard for me  to see into the freezer or reach up into it to move things around. I am short-getting shorter all the  time ;) with a left arm/shoulder I cannot reach up into it.

JANE  how great  that mother and daughter will get a chance to get together.  At leas t these days it is easier to keep in touch than it  was 100+ years ago.

SHIRLEY  seems to me that no doctors give a direct  answer to any question I ask. I really wish I could find an old time General Practioner like we had before they all became specialists.

Think I will go have my coffee and breakfast and get ready for the day.
Have a good day and be safe.

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October 29, 2021, 08:13:29 AM #151 Last Edit: October 29, 2021, 08:18:35 AM by Sandy
Guten Morgan everyone!
Shirley,  so sorry to hear
that you have to go in to get
your pig valve replaced. 
And that you have to wait so long
before getting it done. 

I agree with Amy.  We live
in a different era now when
procedures,  even major ones,
are getting better and easier. 

Best wishes. 
Today I am going over to
view some lots at the cemetery
that is right across the street
from my daughter Kelly's

I received a very generous
"GIFT" from  dear friends
of mine which has made
it possible for me
to get my final resting place
in order. 

It is a substantial 
but unexpected gift and I am
going to follow through with
their wish for me to get
things settled in the
"what to do with Mom"
department, ( after I
depart)!  Hopefully not 
for years to come!!

These things are hard to talk
about so now I am going to
shut up and get ready for my
trip to "forever land". 

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?


Busy, cold day today but not as cold as I thought it was going to be.  However, it brought rain along and that adds a chill.

The kids have me scheduled for a busy day today so this will be short but I wanted to add my prayers and good wishes for SHIRLEY!  Listen to the people who know and take care of yourself.

I'm doing well and the waiting is starting to get to me!  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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October 29, 2021, 01:26:22 PM #153 Last Edit: October 29, 2021, 01:29:17 PM by patricia19
Good morning; it is 18 degrees this morning, and we have freezing fog with people asked to take care being out today. The weather hasn't warmed up for snow, and we may have our third ice storm in recorded history if this remains the same.

Regarding doctors, insurance companies rule, and most doctors are hesitant to say anything for fear of being sued and having their rates go up.

We're having our Covid boosters on the third. I don't know if they will be Moderna as the previous ones or a mixture with Pfizers as some have received. They will be going floor by floor as they did with the first two shots via the local Public Health Center. We're asked to sit just outside our apartments, and three people come by with a medical cart—two for the booster and one to watch over you for 15 minutes for any severe reaction.

At the same time, the Fire Department is going to each apartment to test our sprinkler systems and fire alarms as well as the biyearly replacement of our fire extinguishers. To further add to a busy day, the third is when many go out to purchase cashier checks for that month's rent fee. It's going to be a hectic and interesting day.

I settled my final disposition, so to speak, after my daughter's 1991 death. There will be no funeral, I will be cremated, and my remains will be placed in a local Episcopal church's sacristy next to my daughter's. This is something they've done since the early nineteen hundreds, and Farrah or any other foster I might have at the time will be returned to Pet Pride.


:excited:  :excited:  :happydance:  :happydance:  :headspin:  :headspin:  :clap:  :clap:
 Long day  but well worth it!  First we met up with the kids,and had a welcomed visit. Jane , I looked David in the eyes and said OK give it, I know Jane gave you a hug for me  and it felt great!He is a good hugger :)

Next to the hospital where the Dr said NO CANCER!
Hope no ears were hurt in our yelling.

Going to call it an early night,will watch TV for a bit .
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


:hb2:  :hugs:

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Nasty day here weather-wise. Temp's just around 55° F but very damp and windy. Bone chilling as the old phrase went.
Ventured out for my Flu Shot, which this year was a problem. I went for it yesterday but the big name drug store couldn't get it's system to take my insurance info.  Called Aetna this morning and they contacted the "BNS" (big name store) and filled them in on how to do it. That's one thing out of the way for now.  Next, at the end of the month is the Covid Booster.  They want the full six Months between.
Now to do some bill paying and get the legal stuff started.

Keep warm, and healthy, everyone.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Good Evening, Soda Shoppers,

This morning was "leisurely" but the pace picked up after lunch.  I went to do a couple of errands and came home to several phone messages that needed to be returned and some texts that needed replies.  Then my Shipt "shopper" texted about my order at the same time my neighbor texted to ask a question.  Did pretty well juggling between the two without telling neighbor what to substitute for something the store was out of or giving shopper information she would have no idea what to do with.  :D
Had just settled into the recliner when a friend called to say she wanted to drop by and bring me a Halloween treat.
Used to be really good at multi-tasking but now something like this is more than this ole gal can handle at one time  :crazy2:

HOORAY FOR KYLE AND AMY!  Great news!!!!

Shirley, you are YOU and need to stop thinking about all the problems others had!  (Mama sez :-* )

Janie, I'm so very happy that your Oklahoma folks are with you. (Have forgotten when your surgery is scheduled).

Rammel, thanks a lot for reminding me about bill paying.  :shakehead:  I was doing a pretty good job avoiding that but now s'pose I could do some of it now. <sigh>

Sleep well, Everyfriend and have pleasant dreams. 


hELLO Y'ALL!  We had a pretty good day today.  The weather didn't cooperate though.  It started raining around 8;3 and then kept it up for the rest of the day and is still coming down.  It's supposed to rain all night and most of tomorrow.  Makes for a bone chilling day!

My daughter and granddaughter took me to HOME GOODS today and I spent a small fortune.  I've been looking for new curtains for the living room, a rug for the kitchen, some new sofa pillows and a pair of warm slippers for the winter.  I found it all plus some really pretty Christmas gift bags and some pretty Christmas pot holders.  I spent a small fortune but they promised to return anything I didn't like.  I liked it all!

I made Pennsylvania Dutch (my grandfather's recipe) for supper and Frankie also stayed.  It was great and we ate until we were stuffed.  This is NOT a pie.  It's cooked in a pot. 

Then the kids (from Cindy down) met other friends at the local Legion for something or other and Cooper and I stayed home, cleaned up the kitchen and rested.  Now my eyes have entered slam shut and I'm heading for the haystack.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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I do run through & read but something else happens before I get a post to "stick".  I really have been bad about rushing to post & not waiting to check to make sure someone else popped in & mine didn't stick! 

Thank you all for the concern, I'm finding quite a few excuses to NOT be rushed into this, I do know it not without risks after losing a brother to the same procedure in the last year.

On the bright side: YEA!!! for Kyle & Amy!

Hum, just lost half my post when I tried to copy... never had that happen before. Sleep is taking over to better go get horizonal.  Sweet dreams & God Bless.........


October 30, 2021, 01:25:23 AM #160 Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 03:12:31 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
...oh what a dilemma, no wonder you are sitting on the fence with concerns over your forthcoming heart procedure ...God will guide you to your way forwards, whether to go ahead or to wait for the procedure you really want to wait for.." the new valve being tested...Dont get pressurised, " go with your gut instinct...after all, this is your body, no one elses...

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


October 30, 2021, 08:23:27 AM #161 Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 08:25:30 AM by JaneS
Good Morning Everyfriend!  At the moment, it's not raining but more is predicted for today.  And the temp is not going up much.  I haven't checked what it is but I'm cold so it must be cold and damp out there.

SHIRLEY, I'm sure you'll make the right decision.  You're a smart lady and you have a loving and caring family around you.  I know it's hard to make a life-threatening decidion because I'm right in the middle of one!  But we do what we must!  God be with you!

We all sort of slept in this morning.  I woke up and checked the clock and it was 7:35!  I was up and had my coffee in hand when Cindy came out of her room.  When she was in the kitchen, Courtney hit the floor!  so we are all on the move now.  Courtney wants to make a trip to Davy's this morning so I'll be showering and dressing very soon.  I'm not sure when she wants to go.  She said she's leaving for home either early evening or in the morning so I'm guessing this morning would be good to go there.

Good morning JACKIE and whoever else shows up today.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. 

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Good morning everyone, that is if you like more rain. Looks like it will be with us all day again. At least it is not windy. Not many leaves left on  the trees now. Anyone wan ting to take a ride and look at beautiful foliage this year will be disappointed.

JANE  glad your girls are keeping you busy so you don't have time to worry. Worrying never helped anything.

AMY  BEST NEWS FOR KYLE AND YOU  about the  no cancer.

RAMMEL  heard yesterday that  now  they want another booster shop later. Starting to look like they will want  another shot every couple of months. We will all be looking like pin cushions.

CALLIE  I gave up multi tasking about  the time I moved here.

SHIRLEY  you worry too much. "Slow down and smell the flowers"  as  that told saying goes. Worrying does not  change the outcome of anything.

Time to go get my breakfast, tummy is yelling at me that it  needs filling.

Have a good day, keep dry and be safe.

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Good rainy morning...

Seems it is going to be a liquid sunshine day today..no laundry hung on the line :(

Just came back from the grocery store...why it is I go for a few things and end up with more that were not on the list??

Thank you  JANE , SHIRLEY and GLORIA.  we were pleased as punch with the news. RA is under control, A FIB is behaving so life is tickety boo!!

Better get at the domestic duties as they we left alone yesterday ..no one did them :(

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


October 30, 2021, 09:50:56 AM #164 Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 09:53:19 AM by patricia19
Good morning from the Interior, where it's  5:47 AM and 21 degrees out, so no snow, just ice. I don't know what the day will bring other than general tidying and...

I'm hoping everyone has a good day or as good as Amy and Kyle had yesterday!


Patricia, good morning. You were up before the rooster crowed :thumbup: . The rooster at the neighbours doesn't tell time and that lad will crow any time...too cute to hear.
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


Boy!  There sure hasn't been much action in here today!  I'm ready for the haystack so I'm going there NOW!

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October 31, 2021, 03:04:10 AM #167 Last Edit: October 31, 2021, 03:10:14 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S..a good night and a good morning to you when you arrive...

...Our ( UK ) clocks went back an hour..but no extra hour in bed for me...my body clock still gets me up at 5.20 am..

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


Soon being car collected for church and our weather is absolutely gushing down with the wet stuff..

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


Good Morning JACKIE and everyone who arrives later.  It's going to be a busy morning today.  Courtney is leaving this morning for West Chester, PA where she lives while going to school for her Doctor's degree.  She said she was planning on 7 a.m. "or so" so I'm not sure when that will be.  She's not up yet!  I have to be to church at 10 a.m. and I don't know if Cindy is planning to go along or not.  And I don't know what the rest of the day will bring.

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

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Jackie, I do believe your wet stuff is wetter than our wet stuff... at least it seemed so when we lived there!  I smile when reading your posts, how much happier you seem in the new place.

Amy, we had a rooster across the street & one next door that came as babies and neither one had a clue they were only supposed to crow first thing in the morning. I loved hearing them but not supposed to have a rooster in town so the first one was "sent away" and the last one got mean when his spurs started growing so HE got "put away". Not sure how it happened & didn't want to know. I happen to love chickens & all the sounds they create so I wasn't one to complain. (Such a good feeling to think how relieved you two are this morning.)

Got the cats fed & Tom wanted to go outside. Tom slept in my bedroom last night & Tiger came to the door crying because she was lonely (she had gone downstairs to sleep last night). Callie has been confined to the garage unless I'm right with her when she comes in to eat. Sure has been a lot nicer for my floors. She never has completely figured what those litter boxes are for so too many OOPS happenings. I do feel so bad about it but just can't train an old cat.

Moving along, got to grab a bite to eat & dress for church. One of my greats was exposed to Covid at school so during the 10 days of being tested I won't get near her but think they will be at church & McDonalds for our Sunday routine. Every school day any kid that has been exposed must  report at 7:00 am to be tested for 10 days before being allowed back in class. Not sure how many have actually been sick with Covid here, but keeping everyone in an uproar.

Love to stay & visit but gotta rush now.......have a great day, even a "Sthupper Sunday", huh, Callie?  ;)

You snuck in, Janie, busy world right now, enjoy & God Bless


Good morning..

Another wet one here but warm temp is 44°. Having kids come later today for a visit after closing up the cottage for the winter.

Shirley, I love listening to the roosters  no matter what time, especially when they are first learning how to crow. 

Jane,enjoy your time with Courtney before she leaves.

Where is Lloyd?? Hope all is well with you and Nancy.

Phyllis, I have a new IP recipe to try out  and will post if it passes the taste test.

Better get...

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, 7:30 and  54 and still raining, looks like more of a mist though from in here. The witch would scream at me if she saw how high I have the thermostat but all this dampness penetrates the walls and right to these old bones and flesh. Wish there was a way to replace the back like they did my shoulder. So tired of not being able  to stand on my own or even stand up straight with my rollator. Enough complaining about things I cannot change.

Anyone heard of Huggy Pup? Just saw a commercial about it. A stuffed puppy for your dog who dislikes/afraid of thunder and lightening to hug, has a heat pad in it and also a heart beat.

AMY  I try to make sure I have no dirty dishes when my son comes on Saturday mornings so he does not feel he has to wash them. He always is looking for something to help me with but with his lazy wife and daughter he has enough at home. Even Yvette comes back from the market with things not  on my list that I did not want. No room in here to store anything and she keeps saying in a box under the bed. Who will get it out? I sure cannot.

JACKIE  my inner clock used to wake me at 4:30 in the morning for a long time after I retired. Does not do that  anymore and now that the days are getting shorter I have been waking later every day.

SHIRLEY  hope your grand does not come down with the covid.

Getting hungry so will go make my breakfast.
Have a good day and stay safe.

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Its dry and our sun is poking out now but still rather cold, its that time of the year...dark clothes, never sure what to wear...

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


:broomstick: Happy Halloween! :witch:

It's sunny but the temperature is 46º.  I agree, Jackie -  "Tis a puzzlement" what to wear these days!!!!

Just finished "going" to church via Facebook live video.  I miss being there in person but the logistics of maneuvering my walker in and out and around the people - plus hearing issues - make it more of an effort than I'm willing to try....yet.

Yes, as Shirley says I say  :D  "Have a "Thuper Thunday".


H A P P Y  H🎃A🎃L🎃O🎃W🎃E🎃E🎃N  EVERYFRIEND, from a gray looking Colorado 🎃

YIPPEE KYLE and AMY‼️ So very happy to hear your news.  FANTASTIC 🥰🥰

I thank all of you for your kind compliments about my good shoulder ISSUE!  It is doing better but I am using it very gingerly, hoping to help it heal and become useable again🤪. I did go to the pool and moved as much as I could without doing too much‼️  My rotator cuff is torn in my good arm, so I guess it just flairs up when I use it too much😡. I am quite certain when I fell that I damaged both shoulders /rotator cuffs as they were just fine before‼️😡. Both arms were extended straight out in front of me when I was flat on the ground. Surgeon said, after MRI on good arm that it would more than likely need replaced down the road😩😩.

We got our Moderna Vaccine by walking into our local grocery store pharmacy.  It was so good to get it done and no sore arm for either of us😘

SANDY, how nice to read your post.....thankful for your friends that have allowed you the ability to move on with your after life here on earth plans❣️ 

JACKIE, they say that the third time is the charm, so unless I forgot one, this WAS your third move‼️. I am so happy for you that you have joined thi fine church group and you are happy.  You certainly deserve this🥰

Our son and doodle arrived at ther new home safely and are getting settled in.  One less worry for mama😘

Other son and family are packing up and will be in Colorado around the 7th of November.

JANE, so happy for you as I read about the goings on with your girls there visiting with you!  I know this waiting time is hard.....so please know that I am holding the most positive thoughts and saying prayers for you🥰🥰

SHIRLEY, I am sorry your doc has you ALL SHOOK UP"‼️  I know well how you feel about being pushed into things that you are not comfortable with, and rightfully so!  That being said, I pray our Good Lord will help guide you to make the best decision for YOU.  WE WANT YOU AROUND for a good time to come..... I hope you and MARYPAGE will both be able to celebrate that 100th Birthday AND Ihope I am here to see it🥰🥰🥰

CALLIE, I am going to my recliner for my in home church service as soon as I post this!

Days like today are TOUGH on our Dr. Dave and Family. Michele always made her special Mac and cheese for Halloween Dinner before they headed out to trick or treat😩😩. Matthew's first Home Coming Dance when all the moms and dads were there taking pictures before the kids took off for their dinners before the dance. Today, when Daddy Dave is with Kate for this weekend dance competition at a hotel, when all the rest of the girls have their mom's😩😩

It has taken me forever to peck my way through this post and I am DONE FOR!

Enjoy your day EVERYFRIEND‼️

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


So much to tell you but will start with:  Lloyd called and asked me to tell y'all that he has computer problems, actually it is internet problems. They bought a "hot spot" but have not figured how to use it (and I was no help!) He will get back when he can, but they are okay & send love to everyone.

The sun is bright & wind blowing as usual. My pool area is covered with leaves of all kinds (mostly from trees I don't have). Thank goodness the pool is covered so I will get out the blower when wind is in right direction. Sometimes the wind is stronger than my blower & comes right back at me.  Oops, gotta run, neighbor needs something.


Kids just left a while ago to head home. The look on the granddaughters face was priceless when Grandpa gave her the cabin.FULL of chocolate and a bit of green to spend :)

Jenny, your both arms must be so sore! Kyle can't have surgery on his shoulders ,the Dr said it would be like sewing up butter. Hope you soon get some relief from the pain.

Shirley, thank you for telling us about Lloyd, noticed he was missing and that is just not like him. Shirley. I went out and saw the hen scratching in our yard back where all the wood is. Maybe she was looking for bugs but I went and got some corn....now she will have better scratching...shhhh :) :thumbup:
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