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Soda Shoppe for December 15, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, December 15, 2021, 01:37:08 AM

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RAMMEL

December 18, 2021, 10:01:25 AM #60 Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 10:18:54 AM by RAMMEL
QuoteShirley we got that, but I got it copied,can scoot it all around but can notget the copie where I want ,Like in a email to send or whatever. I have already taken my blood sugar this morning it was very good just 128.I got 5.5 hours accordng to the tattle.But am stil tirde fealing, so a napmust be in order. Have a good day everyone.

Lloyd

LLOYD,  Your email program should have a place/button ( icon ) to add an attachment.  If you click on that it should let you select the file you want to send.
What email program are you using?

You should also be able to copy it and then Paste it into the email.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

RAMMEL

Quotecn and How can I past this recipe below on a 4x7 recipe card?
Lloyd

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 nine inch pie
Walnut Pie Crust
Ingredients
Ingredient
1 ½ cups ground walnuts
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons white sugar
Directions
Instructions
Step 1
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Press the nut mixture firmly into bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate.

Step 2
Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 10 minutes, or until the edge is golden brown. Cool.

LLOYD - You can copy and paste the recipe onto a Word Pad document. You can set the print width to that of your index cards, but leave some room for borders Then you print the document.  You have to set your printer to the size of the Index card.  Or you could just print it on 8 x 11 paper - trim if you want and put in a plastic cover with the index card behind it.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Gloria

: :Good morning everyone. I got a call last  night from the company that sends out the CNAs. I was told one of them I had this week has covid. There were 3 I was supposed to have-one I refused and the others never showed up so I had one 2 days and I know this one and she lives here in town. The one I refused I told the one in charge that she will do nothing but sit or sweep the floor, go into the bathroom and is in there so long I wonder if she falls asleep. Every time she is here i know she checks my medicine cabinet because things are moved. I like putting things where I can just put my hand in and get what I want. She will never find drugs in there if that is what she is looking for. The one who called me last night told me to quarantined MYSELF FOR 10 DAYS. Dang cap lock key is in the wrong place,keep hitting that instead of the A.



Called my sons, the oldest one whose home I planed to go for Christmas told me not to worry. He and his wife are not vaccinated they take some meds they bought like what Trump had when he got the covid. They do get tested and all clear so far He said he would bring some pills for me today. As if i don't take enough already. Youngest got his booster shot a week ago.Better get a move going here, Son will be here soon and have not had breakfast yet.



Have a good day and stay safe from that dastardly covid.

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patricia19

December 18, 2021, 01:06:46 PM #63 Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 01:11:39 PM by patricia19
Good morning from the Interior; it's nine degrees and "a little snow expected." Tomorrow is nineteen degrees, and "a little snow expected."

Gloria, some people like to snoop in others' bathrooms. I will sometimes find things moved around.

Jane, I like how you or Amy will state you either have nothing to do or plan a lazy day. Then you say other than a few, insert several items here, odds and ends.   :)  Unfortunately, we have a once canceled fire extinguisher and fire and sprinkler alarm system test on the 21st, so that I will be busy cleaning.  It's already clean; I believe it's just something ingrained among most of us.  As if it means anything to spy a stray crumb or book out of place.

We are speaking of fire alarms. Yesterday, we had one very early, which lasted for some time until the fire engine arrived to shut it off and visit the apartment from its originating. Then yesterday afternoon, we received a notice in sizeable black printing, stating, "All smoke alarms are off. If for any reason there is a fire, please call 911." Hmmm...

Phyllis, you're also up to your ears in Christmas preparations. I send cash to everyone and no longer ship to my adult nieces and nephews as I had requested a break, which I'm sure they were glad to know; from all the various clubs, fruit, cheese, chocolate, tea, coffee, or wine for which they had routinely signed me up.

My friends and I are no longer able to socialize altho, the new cases are down to only a few hundred a week or seven to ten-day period with perhaps ten deaths this month locally. I'm the youngest at seventy, so none of us feel it's worth it. We've lost two out of our small group to Covid and would prefer to keep the rest healthy. All have had both vaccinations and the booster.


The news per weather alerts keeps coming and more concerning so it's not surprising after the lack of actual snow. The lack of any real snow and the freezing rain and ice storms, first seen in January 2015, has become more common, as have the winters without any real appreciable snow until late in the year when we receive everything in one large dump. One year we had perhaps 0.6 inches of snow until mid-March when we received nine inches in 24 hours. That was the winter when people joked they cleaned their driveways with a tablespoon. Perhaps they joked a little too loudly?

patricia19

Winter Storm Watch

Start

End

Monday, December 20, 12:00 AM AKST

Tuesday, December 21, 6:00 AM AKST

Source: U.S. National Weather Service


...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Slight chance of freezing rain. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are possible.

* WHERE...Middle Tanana Valley.

* WHEN...From late Sunday night through late Monday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Amy

We have about 3 - 4 inches of new fallen snow. Just finished the dance with Mr SB and no doubt if the snow keeps on falling will have another dance in the morning..

Patricia, one Christmas Kyle was out on the riding lawnmower not cutting grass but just to make a point of no snow. We were raised to not touch anything that was not yours....too bad those snoops didn't get taught the same lesson.
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

I've been playing Christmas music all day!  My CD player decided not to work this year and I was asking if my kids thought I could play CDs on my DVD player.  Cathy though not and Philip said, "Might work".  I hadn't tried it yet when Cathy showed up with a loaner CD player and I'm addicted!  First was Tony Bennet and then Andy Williams and Mitch Miller and Tennessee Ernie Ford and I'm just enjoying every minute of it!

I have my casserole in the oven and I got a lot of paper work done while the music played.  Cathy picked up some stuff at WM and made a stop at my ATM and picked up a present I wanted for her husband.  I think I might be finished with the shopping.  I'll think about that until Frankie goes out tomorrow.

Patricia, you sure are having strange weather in your area!  I'm hoping for a little snow for Christmas but not too much because there will be family members on the road. 

We got the rain today that we were supposed to have yesterday.  I didn't get a long walk in but I did do a short one!

I hope you are all having a good day!  I am!

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Lloyd Hammond

WELL oUR DEAUGHTER AND HER hUSBAND SHOWED UP AND WE HAD A GOOD VISIT WITH THEM.GRAND DEAUGHTER AND HER FOUR CHILDREN CANE OVER ALSO, A LITTLE NOYSE BUT ENJOYED EVERY mINUTE OF IT. THE WAS JUST LIKE IT SHOULD BE THE YOUNG COMMING TO VISET US OLD ONES. SON IN LAW WORKED ON AND CLEANED UP THR COMPUTER.so it wil be another learning,curve.we will see how it goes. enjoy the rest of your day.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

well My son in Law came and changed settings on my computer now I am lost worse than ever, see you all Later

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Night Everyfriend!  I'm off to the haystack!  I tried to watch a TV show tonight and my pillow called so I'm answering the call.  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

December 19, 2021, 12:35:52 AM #70 Last Edit: December 19, 2021, 12:45:36 AM by patricia19
I have a complaint, and I know I'm not alone in my opposition to changing holidays around to fit more shopping days and more sales and more people to take advantage of the extra shopping and sales.

And I know that fireworks in the summer are problematic because one, they're illegal, two, police tend to take a dim view in a parched climate, and three, 24/7 daylight makes it hard to see the fireworks in the first place.

So, not only do they go all out in the winter for the city party and solstice with a huge two-hour fireworks display, a block away from my building, but it's always on a preceding Saturday to draw the most cash in hand crowds for the large community sales.

Now today is the 18th, the party and fireworks recently ended. The solstice, 21st is next Tuesday. Are we celebrating commercialism or the solstice and the return of daylight?

The University, due west, up on the ridge, has its fireworks on the solstice and the new years.  However, they continue to have theirs on the correct dates. It used to be glorious when the communities coordinated the shows from in town and up on the ridge.

Amy

Good morning..

Starting out at 12° this morning....no new snow to deal or rather dance with this morning. Will wrap gifts and that job will be done..or than that a day of rest here.
Yes Patricia, I do rest..sort of and then something comes along and well you know the rest of the story :2funny: I do think people are pushing holidays  Halloween        items along with Christmas items in stores.Valentine and Easter items beside each other too. I really dislike fireworks.....not for me but for the dogs.....everywhere.

Friends are stopping in sometime today ,she is dropping of items for us and I am sending items home for them.

Lloyd. you will get the hang of the computer just keep trying.

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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  The temp. is at 36º right now and heading for a high of 43 and cloudy.  This is my kind of day for driving anywhere to do errands but right now, I'm not doing any driving.  I do go out and start the car every couple of days and sit there and talk to her so she's not too lonely!

Today, Cathy is picking me up to go to a Christmas Choral Concert put on by a local group.  I went wit my friend, Mavis a couple of past years and they're very good and they do a lot of the songs I like! It'll be a fun afternoon!

This morning, my plan is to finish all the wrapping so I can figure out if I missed someone!

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

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Lloyd Hammond

well I hope I am in the crect spot. It Is cloudy here this morning 29♂ I am not having a good start to the day, a very bad head acke. I im going in to the easy chair and lean back and get our church on line and listen to what the preacher has to say.Nancy went to church with the grand childern. hope to see you all later again today.

Lloyd

phyllis

Patricia, you've commented on one of my biggest peeves.  After watching a so-called Christmas concert on tv the other night I thought there was very little about the true meaning of Christmas.  Just clever little ditties about everything else but the true purpose of Christmas.  Most programs, parades, pageants these days have nothing to do with Christ!  I thought that we celebrated the birth of Christ on Dec.25th.  Now we celebrate the all-mighty dollar, big commercial businesses screaming at us to buy, buy, buy,  and promotions of the latest cool boy/girl band, dance group, pop singers, etc.  It is very hard to find the true meaning of Christmas now.  Things have definitely changed and not always for the better.  I miss the Peace and Joy of the Christmas season.  :-\  Sorry for the gripe but I had to say it even if it makes me sound like the Grinch.....or Scrooge.

Raining here today and getting cooler but, it's not snow.  I'd rather not be outside doing your "dance", Amy.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Amy

Phyllis I shall "gripe" with you on that. When anyone says Happy Holidays to me no matter where I am I make sure everyone in hearing distance hears me say MERRY CHRISTMAS. I think store clerks have been told what to say but it is Christmas and it has always been Merry Christmas  until a few years ago when things when down hill in my opinion. Tis ok your not Scrooge or Grinch...I will stand beside you on this.
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, was shocked to see the time when I woke this morning, almost 11am. Power went out around 7:30 last night. Every street light was out too. Called Mike on cell phone and he was in the dark too but has a big generator he can use. He called back an hour or so later and told me a line at the main station went out and National Grid was helping them get it up and running. The section on town where we live has it's own electric, National grid has tried to take them over but the people rather stay with the one we have. We are a bunch of stubborn Yankees and like our independence.
This building has a generator that will keep the hall lights and the elevator running and the heat was on so not too bad. I have flash lights and some of those battery operated lanterns so sat warm and comfy and read. Glad I still have a couple of books from downstairs I have not read yet. Christmas stories, some short and funny and some dull. With every thing locked down again the library is only open an hour on Wednesday morning and an hour in the afternoon. Have to sanitise our hands before we can get a new book and a volunteer wipes all the returned books with a sanitizer before putting them back on the shelves. Of course we cannot go out our doors without a mask on, the shots or not.
We had snow in the forecast for yesterday but ir was rain all day and today is another gray day but looks like the clouds are beginning to break up.

AMY  I can still hear my Mom telling me that when a girlfriend asked me into their house I was to stay by the door and not go roaming around. That followed me into marriage, when I first went to my inlaws house I would sit in the chair near the door. When I went to visit my parents I never roamed around even though I had lived there.

JANE  when Bill was here yesterday we exchanged our gifts because next Saturday is Christmas and he will not be coming here. I gave Mike all theirs and my  grandsons gifts, who knows what this coming week will bring with one of the CNAs having the covid. I saw one of the tenants yesterday who has the same CNA I  had last week and asked if the ofice called her and she said no and I told her about the call I got. We thought that  was weird because we had her on the same day. Frightening though.

LLOYD  after the power came back on last night this new computer kept changing pages amd wanting to do this and that and would go back to new and what my grandson had done would be lost and I was not about ready to call him last night. I just shut it down and this morning seems OK.

PHYLLIS  you are so right about Christmas now is about money. Where did the ssimple home made gifts made with love go? No it is about how much one spends. our Lord Jesus hardly is mentioned at all, Even all the Christmas programs on TV never have a word about why we celebrate December 25th.

AMY  I am with you, happy holiday can be said anytime of the year and means nothing. I have said Merry Christmas to clerks at this time of year and got dirty looks. When I was young we never saw anything about Christmas until the first of December, not around July 4th or Labor day.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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patricia19

December 19, 2021, 01:37:41 PM #77 Last Edit: December 19, 2021, 01:42:45 PM by patricia19
Good morning, it's plus eighteen outside, and everyone is battening down for the large promised storm and 9-12 inches of expected snow. I wonder if we will miss the storm entirely or be spared the worst of it? I know the hills and various summits are probably in for it but perhaps not the portion on the valley floor?

I agree with celebrating the holiday itself, but I can see the point of the expected sales, especially during a pandemic. Many people depend on those sales even if they wish it were different. The same for grouches like me who had to spend time listening to the clunks, booms, and bams of the nearby fireworks.

The clerks probably gave dirty looks because the holiday season starts in late August and remains through January when inventories and storewide sales are in full swing. The clerks listen to holiday music for several months and spend the season trying to sell big if they're on commission and depend on holiday commissions for a large portion of their income. If they work on commission, any return they take in comes out of their commissions, even if it wasn't their original sale.

If they work straight pay, it's usually not that high. And they are judged on how many credit cards, store cards, addons, sponsors, and other store giveaways they promote and sell. They will have a set hourly limit, and if they lowball, they lose hours which means loss of pay and perhaps termination. So, when you are angry about a practice, look at it from the clerk's point of view. Most long-term salesclerks are Grinches and Scrooge.

Midlevel management is directly in the middle between corporate and staff. We usually had a set monthly hour allowance. When I was women's and shoe department manager, I often had 240 hours weekly during the holiday season. I had 9-12 employees to divide those hours between the employees in each department and had to go by seniority, past employee experience, and if their employee training schedules and store promotion sales were approved. As managers, we were judged by our staff's performance, so it was a hustle.

Then you add upset customers and store thefts on your watch and bring on the Grinches! And when I worked hospitality, hotel staff, and management, you were often in the direct line of fire between sides.

patricia19

The blizzard came early, it's a white out presently at noon.

Amy

Patricia, please keep it thre.one dance for the day is enough! :thumbup: Made 3 pumpkin pies. one for the neighbours ,one for friends that dropped in and one for us. All had fresh whipped cream to go with it.

While watching bird tv out the kitchen window I saw something that I have never seen in all my years..Here in Canada we do not get mail on Sat or Sun........that is until today!! Out came the mail lady with a parcel for us!! Lots of delicious goodies in there plus another item that I was in dire need of!! Wonderful surprise for sure!
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

I have to tell you about the concert Cathy and I just got home from.  It was a Christmas Concert presented by a local group called "The Buffalo Valley Singers".  They do this every Christmas season (except last year) and it's Christmas music... songs like "Glory to God in the Highest", "Mary Did You Know", "Good News, The Chariot's Comin'", "The Carol of the Magi", and more and it closed with "The Hallejah Chorus".  I loved every minute of it!  And I think all of you would have enjoyed it too!

AMY, what a nice surprise to have the mail come on Sunday!  I had a delivery today too.  My gift to my daughter arrived 4 days earlier than it was predicted.

Now I have to think about supper while I get serenaded by Andy Williams! I hope everyfriend is having a great day.  I am!

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patricia19

Winter Storm Warning

Sunday, December 19, 6:00 PM AKST

Tuesday, December 21, 6:00 AM AKST

Source: U.S. National Weather Service


...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Slight chance of Freezing Rain Monday morning. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Middle Tanana Valley.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for significant reductions in visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are occurring. This will make travel very difficult or impossible. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Some early photos from noon today,  Winter Storm Warning

https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?msg=209955

 

Amy

Patricia, I can handle the snow if I  haveto but really dislike the freezing rain. 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

I'm heading for the haystack and tonight, I'm not beating the slam shut mode.  I fell asleep on the sofa in front of the TV.  But that's OK.  I was watching a movie and I can rerun it tomorrow. 

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

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Lloyd Hammond

well IT Is another, of those Nights I Have ben to bed But can not go to sleep,so I came in here to see if any thing was going on but,last here was Jane and she has aready hit the hay stack. so I will go back to bed and try again to catch some of those zzzz's

Lloyd

JaneS

LLOYD, I left some of the zzzzs in your haystack.  Hope you found them!

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Amy

Good morning..

Starting out at 14° this morning, doesn't look as though the sun is going to peek through today but snow in the evening. Need to finish wrapping the gifts today and cleaning the house.

Gloria, that is what we were taught also...seen and not be heard.

Jane, The Sound Of Music was on last night so I taped it. Have seen it many times before but it another movie I can watch many times over.

Patricia, hope you're not snowed under!

5 more sleeps..

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

I was awakened this morning by a little doggie jumping on my bed and barking a "Good Morning" to me.  I wasn't sure if he was coming today so I didn't set my alarm to wake up to meet him.  Frankie has her own key so she can get in if I'm not up.  Nice surprise!

AMY and PATRICIA, please keep your snow until after church on Christmas Eve.  I still have some stuff to finish up! Some wrapping, hopefully gifts delivered before Christmas. 

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

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patricia19

Good morning all! Not too sure how much snow we've accumulated. It's still snowing, and the snowplows are out in force with their backup alarms on constant. The snow has been very fine with some sleet, so not much accumulation that I can see, perhaps six inches or less? The storm warning has been extended through Tuesday morning, when temperatures will return to dropping.


I hope everyone is doing well this morning. I see Jane and Amy are "up and attum," as my father used to say each morning. That didn't go over too well as we're all lazy in the mornings as adults. I like to sit with a cup of coffee when I first wake up to wake up properly. When I was working, I got up early with coffee to meditate on what the day would bring; before beginning my activities. The day goes better when you're rested. I'm also a believer in preparing the night before, so there's less morning activity and more coffee time.

Amy

Patricia, when we were working we would have everything that we needed on the truck ready for the next days work. Now, we just take the day as it comes :)  Nice to not have to be at work early in the morning, one can sit,relax and enjoy the day. Now that we have really retired we are  busy always something to do.
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