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December 02, 2021, 10:28:42 PM #30 Last Edit: December 03, 2021, 06:30:31 PM by RAMMEL
Our temp's are around 50 now. Very windy, or gusty here now. An inside door just slammed and I'm here alone. I guess there must be some air leaks. I'll check things out before I go to bed.
Went out earlier to get my Booster shot.  My son also needed his so he drove. Got our at CVS which is not far from here but it's nice to not have to drive. Just sit and watch all the others trying to get where they want to be.  So far no reaction to the Booster.
Next outing is  the Dentist next week. I never thought about all these fun things we have to do till I retired (long ago).  But I suppose it keeps us busy and out of trouble.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Jane, it sounds like
you had a very good day today.   I am so happy for you ..

Keep up the good recuperating ...

Peace,  Sandy

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?


Good morning..

Yesterday went well, a new dentist did the work and she was excellent! I miss the dentist that I had for over 40 ( WOW )years but need to give the young ones a chance.

Today is on the road again but just into town to the garage to find out where I have an oil leak. Need to do some Christmas baking today. Does it seem that summer went by fast and poof....winter Christmas is upon us?

Jane, what great day you had, bet it felt good to go out under your own power!! I too had soft scrambled eggs and the taters for supper.!!

Shirley, was it Jackie Gleason that said " Away we go"?

Patricia, it is 18° and still windy. Not as bad as last night where we did lose powder for a bit. No snow. :thumbup:

Gloria, I have not made that crust....never knew of one like that till Lloyd told us. Pastry is one of the things I am making today  and then into Frangipane tarts.

Sandy, good to see you.

Rick,we sure are kept busy with Dr appointments it seems. Keep out of trouble, that is no fun. :))

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


Good morning everyone, Woke  too early again. CNA I had yesterday was pretty good and I am getting her again today. Will be at 2pm so will have time for a nap later. I got a good back massage and she made my supper, too. Not bad for the first time here. She did not  just sit  there doing nothing.

SHIRLEY  I felt  OK here till I read about  all you did yesterday. Makes me feel so worn out I an ready  to lay on the couch already. When are you going to slow down a little?  I know keep going and you will keep moving. Just  wish I could s till do t hings and then think of my back and my age and feel like I should just stay in bed.

CALLIE  keep your 70+ temperature, I like it normal and cold at this time of year.

JANE  glad to read you walked to your mailbox and did some cooking yesterday. Nothing like beeing home to make one feel better.

RAMMEL  after giving up my driving days I enjoy sitting and letting others do the driving. I can "rubber neck" now loo‌g at all the changes in the scenery. Missed that when driving. The road and other vehicles were what  I saw in those days.

AMY  another one with a dentist visit. After what happened to me last time I am afraid to have to take a chance with the antibiotics again. With a foreign material in my shoulder I have to  take some an hour before going to the dentist. That new dentist here should never have prescribed them instead of looking at the infection first. I know the one who retired would never have done that.

Had 2 cups of coffee while sitting here so now guess it is time for breakfast.

Have a good day, stay healthy and safe.

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  Nice to see some action in here already this morning!  I'm up and attem!

I made my own coffee and for my breakfast, I had a jar of black raspberries that I had canned.  Good breakfast.  Christy just left to take Cooper for a walk.  Right now, the temp is 39 and cloudy heading for a high of 46.  Not too bad!  Maybe I'll try another walk outside today!

GLORIA, nice to hear you got a CNA you like!  I hope she comes more often!

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

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning ,  JaneS and everyone else that showes up. It Is 50º here this morning, Not a cloud in sight. I went to bed Late Last night, got 8/1/2 hours of sleep. rested
good also just up ten Min. ago . Going to go shower and then fiend somengting to eat, I think oatmeal. and acup of hot chocklet will do the trick. Have a great day everyone.



I'm looking at the weather showing up on the bottom of the computer, says 39° but when I clicked on Wichita current weather (Weatherbug) it shows 49°. I fed cats about 5:00am but not hungry myself so back for an hour of zzzzzzs. No deep sleep all night so not really rested. Before coming back to the kitchen I tried on 6 or 8 pairs of slacks to find some comfy ones to wear. I have lost "muscle mass" so clothes looking baggy & can't stand anything tight around my waist so keep wearing the same comfy ones all the time. Been working at cleaning out 4 closets & a room downstairs absolutely full of stuff I do not wear but "might change my mind"... so hang on to them. This is where my head it today so it is time to quit debating myself and start hauling stuff out.

Gloria, I really don't get a lot accomplished but plugging on. I am SO short winded I gasp for air when I walk thru the house (seriously) but so much needs doing I can't make a dent in the jobs. My oxygen level is staying pretty much in the upper 80s but goes lower the more I do. Makes me angry that even my primary doctor defers to the cardio & doesn't show any interest in this being a left over from Covid and NOT that valve problem. I know it's different and besides, that new pig valve & 3 by-passes 8 years ago didn't help the breathing and the 2 stents last year didn't improve the breathing. That's the problem, when you go to doctors that do surgery, you get surgery, and we don't seem to have any lung doctors around here. Enough griping for now. So glad you got a good back rub & hope she will be around until Yvette returns.

Off to eat breakfast, Lloyd, your oatmeal sounds good. TomCat loves a big chunk of my egg when I fry one for a sandwich. Poor thing, he looks so skinny & eats all the time. Not sure how much longer he will survive without pain, I will have the vet give him "the shot" when he is in pain, but he is so terrified of all humans I hate to put him through going to a vet.

Think you are right, Amy (Jackie Gleason). Cas used to think that show was so funny but it wasn't my kind of humor. Hope the oil leak isn't serious.

Rick, my daughter gets her shots at CVS as well & always been happy with the service until this last trip. New lady didn't "code" it right & she was charged for it. They have not gone to Medicare yet because her husband is still working (at 68). Their insurance is the best possible & they can't find a replacement for him so he is happy & they are happy. He doesn't do a lot around the house & both of them have traveled the world, he grew up & went to school all over the world & she did her traveling for the company & had first class all the way.  Now she goes back & forth across the US to baby sit their grands when needed.

Jane, is it about time to get another pup?  I still plan to get one when the cats are gone, won't torture them with a dog. Strange they are so afraid of them & their mother will take on any around, even the German Shepherd down the street & pit bull next door. She goes right to their nose & either whacks them with her paw/claws or they back off & run, she is much smaller than Tom & Tiger.

Off to fix breakfast or brunch.... Have a great day!


It's beautiful here today.  We're getting the warm weather that you all in the central US have been having.  It was 70 yesterday and supposed to be 72 today.  I don't mind that a bit.

I made it to the dr. on Wed. and, with David's help, did better than I thought I would.  It took me a long time to get through the examination and then she wanted me to have some blood work done but I made it. I was really tired when I got home but was so encouraged that I was able to make it through the day with all the walking and waiting.  While I was there she gave me the Pfizer booster shot so I'm fully up-to-date with my covid vaccination.  I feel good about that.  I had the flu shot while I was in the hospital.

David is out picking up the grocery order so that will take care of the food for the week.  Things are getting back into a routine and I'm feeling better about that.  I even made a pretty good dinner of fish patties with side veggies last night for dinner so I think I'm getting my strength back slowly.  Walking more steadily now, too, even though I'll always need the rollator.  At least, I haven't had to go to a wheelchair, yet.  Things are looking up.  May not need to go into assisted living, after all.  Yay!

Take care, All.


Today has so far been a fantastic day!! Oil leak was caused by a faulty oil filter and when I got up to pay she said no charge!! 

Mr Wooly Bear disappeared  a while ago and now he is back out. For how long I don't know but it was nice to see that he is still around.


Better start baking!!

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 from the Interior currently at minus thirty-five. While we're back in our "normal, snowless, winter weather, I found this that probably won't come as a surprise.

"It's December, for those of you who don't own calendars.

But our calendarless neighbors can be excused for thinking it may be November or even October based on the current color of their grass. Americans from the Pacific to the Atlantic are putting up Christmas lights and lighting menorah candles without the usual wintry scene-setter – wintry, white, blanketing snow. So where's it at?

Well, almost nowhere in the United States, apparently.

As of Dec. 2, just 8.6% of the contiguous U.S. is covered by snow, according to data from the National Weather Service (NWS). That's the lowest amount of snow coverage at this time of year since 2003, the first year records on contiguous U.S. snow coverage were tracked. At this time in 2020, that figure was 16%, and in 2019, nearly half the country was covered in snow, as 46.2% of the nation was blanketed.

And it's not just that many states in the country haven't seen the usual snow amounts yet. On the opposite end of the temperature spectrum, conditions are historically warm in many areas of the nation, even record-breaking in some spots.

Throughout California, high-temperature records for the month of December fell on Wednesday, including in Palm Springs, where a high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit was the daily record high.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson, that warmth is far from over and will even expand farther to the east over the next several days, leaving temperature records in peril for areas such as Oklahoma City, Lubbock, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas, just to name a few.

In Denver, residents are still waiting for the city's first measurable snowfall of the season, the latest it has ever arrived. Instead of snow, on the first day of December, the city got something much different.

"Denver tied its daily record of 73 degrees originally set in 1973. This also continued Denver's streak of no measurable snow (0.1 of an inch or greater) so far this season," Adamson said. "The previous record for the latest first measurable snow was Nov. 21, 1934, so a new record will continue to be established each day until measurable snow finally occurs."

AccuWeather National Reporter Tony Laubach recently moved back to Colorado and said it's been a bit of a bummer to go this long without snow.

"Coming back to Colorado for the first time, it's definitely a downer that we're now into the first week of December, and we have not seen snow yet in many spots, and what has fallen has been so little," he said. "A snowless fall in Colorado hurts me more than a not-so-white Christmas. Really, all I want at this point is snow, and the sooner on the calendar the better."

Those sentiments are likely shared by residents throughout the U.S., not just those in the western half of the country.

In the northern Plains, Taylor Foster of Spearfish, South Dakota, told AccuWeather that while she has grown accustomed to milder winters in recent years, this year's rendition "seems even more extreme."

"We usually have had some major snowstorms by this time of year. Right now, there's green grass in my front yard," she said. "It's been 70 degrees the past two days, when normally it's freezing temperatures."

Foster added that although she's not the biggest fan of the snow, she's concerned about what the lack of precipitation means because the snow is necessary to replenish the underground water supply and keep drought conditions at bay. Plus, local ski resorts have already begun feeling the sting of a slow-starting winter.

"There's a ski mountain in Spearfish that hasn't opened yet," she said. "I feel bad for the people who bought their season passes."

To the east, some snow has fallen in areas around the Great Lakes and Northeast like normal this year, but those farther south, in the southern Appalachians and southern Ohio Valley, have also been left empty-handed.

Compared to Decembers in which much snow has fallen early, like last year, the wintry precipitation is not only lacking but potentially unlikely to arrive anytime soon. Even as a cold front is forecast to sweep through the country early next week, high temperatures in the Southeast will still likely trend above average.

"While temperatures will no longer challenge records behind the front in the Southeast, highs will still likely be near to slightly above normal," Adamson said. "As a result, the cooling will be much less noticeable as compared to areas farther to the north and west."

Continuing to dream of a white Christmas
As AccuWeather long-range meteorologists pointed to in the 2021 edition of the annual white Christmas forecast, residents of lower latitude states and in the country's heartland may be left disappointed if they're holding out hope for a scenic Christmas morning.

In Denver, Laubach said he wouldn't care about missing out on a white Christmas, partially because of how many years he's spent living in less snowy areas, and also from "working in TV weather where if there was a white Christmas, I was working those Christmas days" anyway.

But in warm Texas, at least one weather enthusiast, Jackson Desmond of Mansfield, Texas, is hanging on to a different ambition.

"Though chances are low, I am still holding out hope for a white Christmas as it would be the first time one has occurred in DFW since 2011," Desmond said in a message, adding that he believes the shift in weather this winter doesn't entirely rule out snow, "but it seems that our chances will most likely be after Christmas."

Where there is some snow
Residents in areas around the Great Lakes may be reading this news with disbelief, as heavy lake-effect snow has fallen in recent weeks.

For parts of eastern Wisconsin, in particular, the snow was dense enough to account for multiple snow days in heavily populated areas. A high of 7 inches of snow was recorded in the town of Mountain, Wisconsin, on Nov. 30, allowing local winter sports enthusiasts to flock to nearby mountains to start the ski season.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, lake-effect snow fell across parts of northern Michigan, adding to the drama for some high-stakes, late-season football games. The matchup in East Lansing between Michigan State University and Penn State University, which was decided by a field goal, was played in steady snowfall and the field was covered almost from the opening kickoff.

Multiple clipper storms have also dumped snow into areas of upstate New York and northern New England, aligning with the prognostications from the annual AccuWeather U.S. winter forecast published back in September.

"This winter, I think, is going to be a colder one, at least for the interior sections from the Appalachians to the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said at the time. So far, it's certainly shaping up that way even before the official arrival of winter.


AccuWeather's 2021-2022 Canada winter forecast

Winter in Canada may seem like a Groundhog Day-type of forecast. Despite the country's vastness, "cold and snowy" should be the copy-paste-repeat annual seasonal outlook, right?

Not so fast, longtime AccuWeather expert meteorologist Brett Anderson said as AccuWeather released its annual Canada winter forecast this week, spelling out what different areas of the country can expect.

The climatological phenomenon known as La Niña is present far out in the Pacific Ocean once again this year, and as Anderson can attest, with his decades of Canadian forecasting experience, it is sure to play a key role in the overall weather pattern this coming winter.

During last year's winter, which was also influenced by La Niña conditions, the country had abnormally high temperatures, averaging as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit above average in January. Yet come February, that trend flipped, with cities such as Edmonton and Winnipeg recording some of their lowest temperatures in recorded history.

This year, Anderson said similarly frosty conditions could make a biting return, although some areas of the country could be spared.Take a look below for a complete breakdown of how the winter season, which officially begins on Tuesday, Dec. 21, will play out across Canada.

La Niña = Cold + Stormy
During a La Niña phase, which occurs on average every three to five years, sea surface temperatures in the open waters of the equatorial Pacific Ocean dip to below-average levels. By mid-October, a La Niña phase had officially developed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a news release. That effect on Canada, particularly in the western half of the country, will likely send temperatures falling even lower than they do during the average winter.

This is due to the amplified polar jet stream, which can usher in colder air and more frequent storms. According to Anderson, that's exactly what residents in the country's western provinces should be prepared for.

"The upcoming winter is expected to be fairly stormy from southern British Columbia through the Canadian Rockies with many opportunities for significant rainfall and strong winds along the coast," Anderson said. "Abundant snowfall is expected throughout much of ski country from the Coastal Range of British Columbia through the Rockies of western Alberta."

In southern British Columbia, around Vancouver, far more rain than usual is expected to fall this winter, helping to ease abnormally dry conditions. According to Anderson, the past three winters all brought near- to above-normal precipitation, which includes rain and melted snow.

"Based on what I see, I think this winter will be wetter than the past five winters in southern British Columbia," he said. "I think this winter will certainly put a dent in the ongoing severe drought across south-central parts of the province. Conditions have already improved across southwestern British Columbia this fall as drought conditions have almost disappeared."

While that may sound like great news for skiers in the southern portions of those provinces, winter sports fanatics living farther north could be disappointed.

Due to the primary storm track angling so far to the south, Anderson said, precipitation and snowfall quantities may end up lower than average in northern British Columbia and Yukon.

Polar vortex to plunge down into Canadian Prairies
In the central portions of Canada, La Niña's frigid ripple effects will mix with the harsh cold unleashed by blasts from the polar vortex. The combination could demand the need for an extra layer under the winter jacket this year even more than in years past, particularly for those who live in the Prairies.

According to Anderson, the polar vortex could be displaced from its normal area above the North Pole and plunge into central Canada from time to time this winter. As Canadians experienced in February, that can make for a bitter and brutal few weeks.

"I believe we may see at least three extreme blasts of bitterly cold air dropping down into the southern Prairies this winter," Anderson said, noting that temperatures could plunge lower than 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (30 below zero C) on those occasions. "This winter will likely end up colder than the winter of 2018-2019 and the coldest winter since 2013-2014 in the region."

The winter will be about 3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius) lower than average for the southern Prairies, Anderson said, with the lowest departures across Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Such surges may take a toll on the heating bill but could spell good news to hobbyists in need of solid ice conditions, such as ice fishers or outdoor hockey players.

Another impact from this season's La Niña-impacted polar jet stream will be increased snowfall in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, which account for much of the eastern portion of the nation. Anderson said fans of snow in those heavily-populated areas can thank the polar jet stream for that increased snowfall.

Frequent cold intrusions across the Prairie region this winter should also force the secondary storm track well far to the south in the U.S., Anderson said. Storms will instead take aim at the Rockies and southern Plains of the U.S., before swinging northward and cutting up into parts of eastern Canada.

"The majority of the snowstorms will track up into Ontario and Quebec," he said. Warmer weather in east won't ruin ski season.

While the western half of the country will be bundling up this winter, Anderson said residents in much of the eastern half will save themselves a few Canadian dollars on heating costs. Climatologically above-average temperatures are likely in store for those regions, which includes some of the country's most populated and visited cities of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

But that doesn't spell doom for snowfall totals, so forecasters say don't cancel that ski trip just yet.

"While this winter does not look all that cold from Ontario to Quebec, it will be cold enough to support many opportunities for significant snowfall this winter," Anderson said. "I expect a favorable winter with solid snow bases across much of ski country in eastern Canada and especially across Quebec."

Similarly, a milder start to winter for areas surrounding the Great Lakes won't dictate a lack of snow for the season as a whole. AccuWeather experts expect an above-average season snow total for Toronto, the nation's most populous city, which could arrive in a similar fashion as last year's winter when nearly 6 inches fell in mid-February.

Residents hoping for a white winter in those surrounding locations can be rooting for below-average ice coverage on the Great Lakes toward the end of the season. As of mid-October, water temperatures in the Great Lakes were above normal, particularly in Lake Ontario near Toronto.

According to SeaTemperature.info, water temperatures in Lake Ontario were hovering around 65 degrees Fahrenheit in the second week of October, significantly higher than in years past. In 2020, those water temperatures were as low as 54 degrees in some areas at this time.

"The Great Lakes snow belts are likely to get less lake-effect snow compared to normal during December and January," Anderson said. "But that may pick up by February with a possible increase in cold shots over mostly-open lakes."

Milder winter for Atlantic Canada, but conditions could change
La Niña won't be the only sea surface temperature influence on Canada this winter. Off the country's east coast, warmer-than-average water in the Atlantic Ocean will also play a character in the season's script.

The combination of the aforementioned storm track skewing north and west, along with very high water temperatures in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, will favor a milder winter with average snowfall in Atlantic Canada.

"This pattern will likely favor more cloud cover across eastern Canada this winter with more mild nights and less demand for heating," Anderson said. Later in the winter, however, many of these scenarios could be altered by changing conditions.

In February, a pattern change may favor an increase in snowfall for the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

In terms of the possibility for coastal storms and nor'easters, Anderson warned that residents of Atlantic Canada will need to keep their guard up through February.

"The greatest threat for powerful coastal storms in Atlantic Canada will come in February," he said. "The clash of advancing cold air from the west with the abnormally warm waters of the northwest Atlantic may lead to some rapidly developing storms with a lot of wind and heavy precipitation from the Maritimes to Newfoundland."


Just waiting till the last 6 gumdrops come out of the oven. Pastry is made for tarts tomorrow.

Neighbour popped in for tea and brought delicious carrot muffins :thumbup:

Gonna do nuthin  now. :)
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


My son and I both got our Booster yesterday.  Both of us feeling washed out and I feel a bit down (depressed) today. Too much going wrong lately. Anyway, --- hopefully we can sleep it off tonight.
All this chatter about food is making me hungry.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



I had a different CNA yesterday and again today, young and full of energy and pleasant and an American so can understand when she talks.

PHYLLIS I cannot walk 2 s teps without my rollator I have had i t 11 years now but depend on it for ever y step I take now.

I am post ing now because I might not make it in the morning. My grandson is coming with a new computer and keyboard. Hooray. I had talked to him before Thanksgiving and he said black
Friday will be a good day to shop for one.  Nothing else said. Just got a call from him telling me new one came in and he will be here tomorrow to install i t. I only dread installing every thing again. I download most everything to the external then I install it so have been able  to get along that way OK. Just got a call from him telling me he will be here early, with him tha t means about 8 or 8:30.
Have a good night andsleep good. S tay heal thy and be safe.

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Good luck with your new computer,  Gloria!



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?


Gloria, that is  great news!!You will have the new one up and running the way you want in no time.

Lets hope you get that CNA until Yvette comes back.
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 stopping by to say Goodnight so... Good night Everyfriend.

GLORIA, what a nice thing for you Guy to do for you!  You'll be used to it in no time at all.

PATRICIA, sometimes when I read your postings, I feel like I'm back in school but I guess we're never too old to learn someting new.  Thanks for all the info!

Rammel, I hope whatever is depressing you goes away and hides under a rock so you can be happy again!  Maybe it's just part of the reaction to the shot and that WILL go away.

AMY, your tooth must be feeling better if you got all that baking done.  I'm afraid the baking is going to fall by the wayside around here.  I'm getting lots of stuff done but it's just normal everyday stuff.  Christmas is going to have to wait except for the two little ones in Oklahoma. 

Christy is going home to Maryland for the weekend and my daughter Cathy will be here tomorrow and spend the night Saturday with me.  Then on Sunday, my son is going to hang out with me.  It's a long time since I spent a whole day with my son and I'm looking forward to it.

Now, I'm off to the haystack to search out some zzzzs.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one.

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December 04, 2021, 06:53:36 AM #47 Last Edit: December 05, 2021, 06:59:08 AM by Amy
Good morning..

Tad chilly here this morning  starting with a temp of 15 ° calling for for snow or rain today.

Running into town to pick up baking supplies then home to carry on with baking and laundry.

Jane, happy to read you are getting on ok and love the fact your family is helping you. I am so thankful for this dentist. She was fantastic, explained everything as she went along, mouth was a sore but not as much as I expected.

Gloria, by the time you read this it could be on your new computer!!

Patricia, this weather will soon change. We have had other years that there was no or very little snow then around Christmas look out!! A foot of snow in one falling is not unusual.

Rick hope today brings sunshine into your day. My booster is on the 7th and I hope I have no reaction to it.

Better get ready to meet 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


Good Morning Everyfriend!  It was down to 30º overnight and right now is up to 32 and supposed to hit 48 this afternoon.  That's OK with me!  Maybe I'll get in a little outside walk later today!

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

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. It Is 37º here Now. I did not catch what the weather Person Had to say he/she thought.I was sleeping In again. Never looked at the tattle tail to se what It said. I just shut it Off and got up, about30 Min. ago. sun Is shining bright. there is a hoot alow setting in a tree In our front yard. I guse it Is watching for a mouse to  catch. Have a good day. see you all later.



We're still warn...55 right now and supposed to go to 72 this afternoon. But, the cold is coming back soon.

Rammel, sorry about the "blues" and the booster reaction.  Hope both are better today.  I didn't have a reaction of any kind to my booster shot.  That surprised me.  I expected at least a sore arm.

Hope the new computer works a lot better than the old one, Gloria.

Amy, I just was reading online about a good German bakery here in my town.  I think they will do any Christmas baking for us this Christmas.  I think my baking days are over with.

Jane, you are sounding good.  And, especially good that you will get out for a walk even if the weather turns cold.  I'm not so brave.  Haven't had the courage to walk outside even with my rollator yet.

Patricia,  interesting to read your posts.  Tells me a lot about a place I know little about.

Good morning, Lloyd.  I hear owls in our woods every now and then.

Breakfast time and I'm really late.  Take care, All.


Things looking better today. A good night's sleep is a big help. Arm still a bit sore but that's easily tolerable.
German Bakery reminded me. I like Stollen at Christmas (or any other time).  Love it, buttered, and with a nice hot cup of coffee. At one point years ago I made my own, and also fruit cake.  But those days are gone for ever.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Back in the days when I was growing up and my church was new we did all kinds of things to pay for the new church building.  My father was on the vestry and my mother was very active in anything that went on.  We had a Christmas bazaar every year and my mother made fruit cake the first year.  She made one batch which was about 14  one-pound cakes.  It flew out the door!  The next year she made 2 batches and it flew out the door!  By the time the bazaars were in full swing, my mother was making about 100 pounds of fruit cake and there was never any left over.

Long after my mother was gone, we "ladies of the church" began having Christmas cookie sales.  Someone ran across a newspaper article about the St. Andrew's Fruit Cake and mentioned it while we were baking cookies.  I said "that was my mother's fruit cake and I still have the recipe!".  And there we went again.  Long after the cookie sales were over, I was still making a batch of fruit cake and taking it to church on the last Sunday before Christmas to offer to anyone who wanted it.  All I asked is that they make a donation to their favorite church charity.  It went like hotcakes.

This is the first year that there will not be fruitcake in my house since I used to help my mother as a kid.  I'll miss it!

I hope everyfriend is having a good day!  Keep on keeping on!

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Jane, I hope your girls have that recipe to pass down. Sadly, by the time I was interested in the recipes MY mother was known for, she didn't have them written down & when she tried, they were not the same. Nobody can make her cream pies or cream puffs (with a million eggs in them), or the other specialities. I got a kick out of Dad trying to tell my sister how to make his mother's & gr-mother's "Potato Pie", so every time she would try, it was "not quite right, maybe if you add...." so she would try again later on. It sounded delicious to me & I did buy a piece at a French restaurant here one time but it was NOT at all what I imagined. For sure not a French chef! At any rate, hope your recipe passes down and maybe the daughters & grands will show you they can be creative! Hugs...

Rick, I had to Google your Stollen.... my taste buds come from French & German ancestors but that's a new recipe to me. My bro-in-law came from long time German recipes and my sister learned to cook his fav foods. She made "lep" cookies but maybe I don't spell it right, I thought they were sort of molasses type & that had to be pounded or stretched, I know he helped her make them. My mother learned to cook from her French grandmother since her mother died when she was 7, and her father wasn't one to be in the kitchen. He had a French mother & German father. Foods can sure stir up memories, huh?

I've had a whole 'nuther day since starting this so time to grab a bite to eat & do a little maintenance on the hair & body. Also need to see what the weather is to be at 7:00am so I know what to wear to church. Cats are snuggled down for the night & I am SO sleepy. God Bless & sweet dreams to all. 

Okay, hope Gloria's new computer is up & running AND she loves it!


Well, this was a "different" day!  Christy went home to Maryland this morning so she could go to a Christmas shindig with her husband tonight and Cathy has been here all day and is spending the night!  Tomorrow, my son, Phil will be spending the day with me!  That will be new and different.

SHIRLEY, I have the Fruit Cake recipe in 4 different places in my house but since none of my kids like it, I'm guessing that it's production will end with me.  There is also a copy of the recipe on file at the church but not too many people will know that! 

I'm ready to hit the haystack and check it out for zzzzs.  Cathy and I watches "White Christmas" tonight.  For me, that's part of the ritual of Christmas.  It's one of my favorite movies and once I've watche that, I'm ready for Christmas.

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

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Oh, I wish I had a copy of White Christmas, so far haven't caught it on TV. Glad you are here to tell us Good Night, Jane!

Oh, wishing everyone a Happy St. Nick's Day... early, but we played fast & loose with when we celebrated & I was surprised Google agreed with me about "when".  We could put our stockings out with our letters to Santa Claus either the night before or night of... 5th ot 6th. We thought of it as our German holiday since the German cousins celebrated & the French ones didn't (their loss). We would get an orange, apple, nuts to crack & some small gifts like Old Maid cards, jump rope or jacks.

I made a batch of coleslaw today & gave it a taste test just now. YUM... When I put out a plea for a recipe years ago I got the same recipe from 4 people in here, living in different states so I figured it must be good. It is and I named it "4 state coleslaw".

Getting late & still need to trim my hair a tad before the shower... Night!


December 04, 2021, 11:08:05 PM #56 Last Edit: December 04, 2021, 11:23:19 PM by RAMMEL
Quote from: JaneS on December 04, 2021, 10:14:55 PMSHIRLEY, I have the Fruit Cake recipe in 4 different places in my house but since none of my kids like it, I'm guessing that it's production will end with me.  There is also a copy of the recipe on file at the church but not too many people will know that!
If that Fruitcake recipe is readily available and reasonably easy to be sent, I would like a copy of it. (if it's OK with you, of course). Who knows - some day I may get inspired.
Right now I've been surfing the net but playing some old 50's/60's music I found buried in my computer. There's 81 songs using about 35 MB and they're in a WMA format. If anyone wants I could try to send some or all . I doubt 35 meg would send, but I could break it up into smaller amounts.  I just have to remember where they are.

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Good morning..

I think a waltz is in store...unless the sun warms up to melt the snow, which I doubt will happen.

Laundry dealt with and cherry cakes made along with 4 doz tarts. Just have some cookies and butter tarts and that is it...I think:)

Rick ,I can vouch for Janes fruit cake...DELICIOUS!!! My friend liked to make Christmas cakes and he made a lot when the word got out how good they were. He tried his hand at pastry but that just wasn't his style but his wife delighted in telling the tales of his tries.

Jane,I was all in but my shoelaces last night and hit the bed early. Today will be a great day to share with your son!!

Shirley, I have some of my Grandmothers recipes plus my Moms. Plus and old old hand written black book of recipes.

Phyllis, there does come a time to pass the apron on and if you find a good bakery then that is the way to go. We are thinking of passing on the wood heat here next year, getting to be too much and the oil although is easy it is not as nice.

Lloyd, good morning to you and Nancy..
Would love to see and hear an owl.

Gloria, hope there is not a lot of frustration on starting up your new computer.

Better scoot..
Enjoy your day and stay safe.
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Good Morning Everyfriend!  Right now it's 36º out there heading for a high in the mid 40s.  Not too bad for a December day!

Rick, I'd be happy to share the fruit cake recipe and in case I forget, remind me.  I made a not but sometimes I overlook notes.

I slept well last night!  I'm back in my pre-surgury position and it feels great!

SHIRLEY, I had a German Grandfather who lived in the same house with us.  We also celebrated St. Nicholas Day but in our house you put out your shoe for goodies.  It was always an orange, an apple some cookies and a nickel.  One year I remember a quarter and my sister and I were ecstatic!  Back then, a quarter was a small fortune!

Gotta go get some breakfast!  They make me eat all the time because I still can manage a lot of food at one time!  And I have to get dressed before my son gets here!  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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December 05, 2021, 10:17:57 AM #59 Last Edit: December 05, 2021, 10:21:57 AM by Lloyd Hammond
Good Morning everyone. It Is 37º here now and over cast. JaneS we were 1º warmer than you,but it has warmed up to 55º If you can belive this thing . I need to get a good out side thomeater Of my owen, and put up on the out side of My ofice window. I wont have to go out in the cold to see It. Nancy has got, up and went to church to worshap and pray for us All. I will turn the TV on and watch It on it same time she Is setting in on. I can see people On  any day and spend tIme enjoying them. I here and see the pricher at same time she dose. see you all Later.