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Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2022

Started by so_P_bubble, January 15, 2022, 07:28:12 AM

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So afraid of living,
All that taking,
All that giving.

Afraid of giving,
Afraid of living.

Not wanting to know,
That tender touch,
Making me feel so much.

Afraid of taking,
Afraid of giving,
Just plain afraid of living.

Can't get too close,
So don't break my shell,
By knowing me too well.

If I give a little,
I'd have to say, "o.k.,
Love me all the way.

So, I just stay,
Too afraid of living,
With all that taking,
And all that giving.


Doo- lally- Pip

As age creeps up, then you may find,
It is playing tricks that affect the mind.
You are driving along, then without knowing.
Suddenly you have forgot'n where you are going.
How many times have you been heard to say,
I don't know what day it is today.
There's something important you must not forget,
So you write it down, but can't find it yet.
You go out shopping, didn't need a lot,
What you really went for, you have not got,
Never mind, you can always borrow,
Must remember to pay it back tomorrow.
Some time when you go to use the John.
By the time you get there the feelings gone.
When it's pill time , while you go get a drink,
Have I already had them, you then start to think.
You get to a stage when it becomes frustrating.
That brain of yours is just not rotating.
These are the signs of a popular quip.
I think I'm going doo-lally-pip.

14 Jan 04
Doo- lally -Pip is a well known slang phrase used in some parts of the U K for becoming a little forgetful in a nice way.


"Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love."
 Albert Einstein


Love them all, Bubble. Thanks for cleaning us up and the graphics are "right on". Hope all is well in your world today, haven't seen much of you lately.

Looks like the snow that fell early last night melted (ground was warm). Radar shows another band hanging over Wichita but don't see it falling. The "feels like" temp is 2°  but actual is 20°. We have gusty wind blowing.

Two cats fed & now my turn. Tiger often doesn't want breakfast when the rest of us eat, maybe they are a tad spoiled?  Spring is on the way.... won't be long we'll be yelling about how hot it is!


Good morning.

Down right chilly here this morning with a temp of -24°. Will be staying close to the fire today.
Laundry and baking are in order for the day and not sure what else.

Bubble, as Shirley said LOVE it all.

Need to boogie.
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 Frosty Morning
from the Much below freezing
Rocky Coast of Maine with a
Wind Chill of -26 deg F!

Good day to stay indoors.   
I have to go down and pick up
groceries from Kelly around 11:30
so things should have warmed up
a bit.   

I am hibernating in my bedroom
because it is the warmest room
in my apartment.   So no complaints,
I am safe and warm ...

Covid has spread through Kelly's
family but they had a mild case of it
because everyone has been vaccinated.

The foster kids,  being so small
brought covid right into their
home, but fortunately everyone is
doing well.  Even the beautiful little
Foster boys...   

Enjoy your day everyone,  and stay
warm as we host "Old Man Winter" ..   


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 everyone 4°at 9am and feels like-15°. When I pulled the shades up I could feel the cold coming from the triple track windows. I always have long sheer curtains up and glad I do. Put a hand between the curtain and the window and you can feel the cold.Shows how shoddy the material used on this place is. My son's over 100 years old has less drafts around the windows than this less than 20 year old building is. It looks beautiful outside, the ssn is shining and the sky a bright blue the way it gets when the humidity is low.

PATRICIA  the list you posted to keep in cars in winter are pretty standard here, too, except they say to keep some food, like candy, granola, cereal. Everything in containers mice cannot get into.

SHIRLEY  good news about Rick. Always good getting out of a hospital to go home.

JANE  both of my sons will go shopping for me and at times I want to go with one of them but know I will get me worn out and take a few days to rest up from it. They do get what I have on my list but the always add things they know I like or would enjoy. Yvette always get what I had on the list but none of the others pay attention when I put a brand name on things and I tell them if the do not have what I wrote down do not get any substitute they pay no attention.

BUBBLE  great graphics, poor mamawolf looks worn out. I think I am already "doo-lally-pip."Thanks for the new page and the goodies.

Have a good day keep warm and safe.

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Sandy, sorry to hear Kelly's family and covid. Thank goodness they only have a mild case. Hope they all feel better and soon.

Gloria, although the sun is shinning here the wind chill factor is horrible.  Monday we are to get a snow storm ,so milder temps but you do pay for them with the snow.

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 Saturday morning (added the day in case anyone else "relates" as I do to Bubble's "Do-Lolly-Pop" verse  ;) )

"Winter Storm "Izzy" is supposed to nip Oklahoma but mainly east of OKC.  It's about 27º here in the OKC area but I haven't seen any snow....yet.

#1 son took me to a "maintenance" medical appointment yesterday and then to do a couple of errands.  Could not believe that Office Depot was completely out of 3-color boxes of printer ink.  We found it at Wal-Mart. The office supplies are in the very back of this "Super" Walmart .  Parking lot was very crowded and I didn't want to walk that far so stayed in the car.  Interesting to watch folks pull in and out; noticed that most were NOT wearing masks.

Son brought me a box of the Kwhatever masks that the experts are now "dictating" we should have.  I was disappointed that he wasn't able to get the ones that have straps to go around your head.  My ears are too close to my head to easily handle glasses, hearing aids and mask straps.

Project du Jour is to do some kitchen duties and then more office shelf organizing.

Didn't go back to see comments on the former page so will just wish Good Things for Everyfriend and their loved ones. 


Good morning, it's presently five above at nine AM. Yesterday I went shopping with friends, and it was raining on top of all those freshly cleared driveways, parking lots, and roads! Everywhere was ice, and it was the most amazing thing, we all agreed. Rain in the middle of one of our supposedly frigid months! The only thing I could compare it to would be a blizzard in July!

Besides an enjoyable outing with friends, the main reason I went was to take in a watch I received last Christmas. I assumed the battery was dead. It turned out to be something else. The watch doesn't use batteries! If you don't wear it daily, you need to leave it under a lamp so it can recharge! She had the purchase on record and told me to come back in 72 hours, and it would be fine. I only needed to leave the watch under a light instead of closing it in my jewelry box. I have never heard of that before, have you?

I purchased a set of 24 4.5 spice glass jars with labels. I use lots of spices and wanted a uniform look. This set had both printed and blank labels for the tops. I believed I was set until later, I attempted to decant everything, and the printed labels only fit eleven of my spices. There were no labels for simple spices such as snipped or sweet basil, only basil. I had zesty garlic herb, and they didn't. Luckily they included three sheets of blank black labels and a chalk marker, or the set would have been returned. 

I also purchased everything for a slow cooker pot roast except for the actual pot roast. So, yesterday was interesting, to say the least. The four of us had a great idea at the time, but now some of us are wondering. We found some adorable pajamas with blue-gray stripes, and we thought it would be fun to have a pajama party with everyone wearing matching PJs. The husbands all evidently said yes to the party no to them wearing matching PJs. At least we're set if we ever have a ladies' night in. 😄  So, that was my day out.

Gloria, They had those rockit mini apples in. I love them. They're from Washington state and very juicy. I don't know if I asked before if you'd tried them?

Sandy, I, too, am sorry to hear about Kelly's family. My niece and her husband just got out of the hospital in Utah. He was in and out quickly, but she was in for a time because of her asthma and acquired pneumonia. She came home last week with both new antibiotics and a new inhaler. People who insist on crazy conspiracy theories and refuse to follow basic health procedures make me so angry.

Bubble, love the new opening!


Good afternoon to everyone, and thanks to all for the encouraging words & Prayers.
Got home about 6:00pm last night but with little energy so didn't do much other than relax and try to catch up on the necessities.  Laying in bed with an IV all day is certainly not a good way to develop or retain stamina.  So now will start the road to regaining some ambition and strength.
The hospital called in a Rx to the CVS I usually use but when my son went there to pick it up they were closed. Seems someone in the Pharmacy area had a + Covid test so they closed the Pharmacy. Luckily the CVS Pharmacy my son uses was able to get into the CVS Data Base, understood what happened and fill the Rx at another place. I guess that is one advantage of the larger chains,
Being there are only two males here now, "certain" neglected chores cry to be done.  They'll wait their turn but will be done. Laundry will have to wait till I feel up to doing stairs (to the basement).
If I can find some eatable bread now I'm going to have a nice PB and raisin sandwich  with a glass of milk.
Will try to come back later and catch up on posts.
Again, - Thanks my friends.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



January 15, 2022, 02:40:58 PM #14 Last Edit: January 15, 2022, 02:42:45 PM by patricia19
Rick, so nice to see your post, take it easy and go at your own pace, those chores will wait.

I posted photos of a sumo mandarin and an usual lost cloud in photos;



I like phone calls that say "meet me at the fence" . I went out and the neighbour handed me a container of hot carrot soup which is delicious!!

The day was cold with a bit of wind and the laundry blew out nice. I was hesitant to put it out but when the snow gets too deep I won't be able to.

Rick, good to see you here. As Patricia said  those chores will wait. Your health is more important and you don't need any set backs.

Patricia, solar powered watch? My Dad had a watch that the movement of his arm kept the watch running.

Jane, where are you???
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


January 15, 2022, 05:28:22 PM #16 Last Edit: January 15, 2022, 05:30:38 PM by patricia19
Amy, it's a Christmas gift, (a Citizen brand watch), from 2020 and I don't believe they, gifters, knew either.  The clerk put mine with another she is "recharging" and unless she calls saying otherwise, I'll pick it up on Monday.\

 Jane had this to say last night, "I'm heading for the haystack because when I get up tomorrow, I have to get ready to GO!  Cathy is taking me with her when she goes to WM so I can get my hair cut while she shops and I'll be able to get some birthday cards and a couple other things that I need to get myself instead of having her do it for me.  And I have to get a shower and be ready when she gets here.  She promised to text me when she's getting in the shower so I have time."


Google and Facebook were just fined 240 million over privacy cookies and eavesdropping on personal devices.


I'm here, AMY, but it's been a busy day.  I did get my hair cut while Cathy shopped and I feel like a different person.  It's supposed to start snowing sometime tomorrow and it's saying 4 to 8 inches followed by rain and freezing rain so I guess I'll just stay home and make soup.  I have all the stuff to make Phyllis' 15 bean soup and my mouth iswatering already.  I'm going to set the beans to soaking before I go to bed tonight. 

I got a collection of pictures from my granddaughter in OK for Christmas and I got a really neat frame that held all of them.  It's hanging in my dining area where I can see it from most of the living space.  They are all in the pictures and I love them.  They were taken at the beach last summer and the kids (my two greats) look like they're having a great time.  Actually, my granddaughter and her husband also look like they're having a good time.

RICK, it was so good to come in here and see a post from you.  I'm so glad you are feeling better and up to posting.  Take it slow and easy.  The other stuff will wait!

AMY, I bet those clothes that dried on the line smelled soooo good!

Sorry I wasn't around earlier and it seems that when I post right before BUBBLE cleans house and gives us a fresh space, I'm the last one and sometimes I get missed.  I see PATRICIA didn't miss me!  BUBBLE, I loved the new place!  You are so talented!

I'm having a M*A*S*H marathon tonight.  I looked for something to watch while I ate my supper and I couldn't find anything I wanted to watch so I got out my CDs. 

Now I'm going to see what I can get done before I put the beans to soak and get ready for bed!  I hope you all had a good day and that tomorrow will be another good one!  I sure hope the electricity doesn't go off.  I'll have to go out and build a fire in the yard to stay warm!

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My son put Duckduckgo on my computer & iPad.... both my sons use it now, a lot less tracking. It already pointed out one site that I've been looking at (camping stuff) that does more than their fair share of tracking so I won't be visiting it anymore!

I did get over to see your photos, Patricia, but didn't have time to comment.... Tom had come in to eat & I had to walk him back to his bedroom. He acts like he doesn't know where he is but when I tell him to get a drink of water he goes right to it. I zoomed in on the tail of that cloud & looks like it might be coming from a smoke stack (not the right term). Take a good look, I am fascinated by clouds & that one is really interesting.

Good to see you pop in Rick, hope you take time to fully recover for the hospital stay. I do think it takes a while to get our bodies back (strength), have a quote from long ago to that effect. Will see if I can find it. I think June may have posted it a long, long time ago.

Have another gr-son that thinks he MIGHT have Covid, his significant other had whatever it is last week but they haven't been tested, fully vaccinated & boosted, & lines are long here for the tests. Don't think as bad as the photo Bubble posted!  I need to go back to tell her I've already told my daughter about her photo & my daughter was sorry to hear it that bad since she had considered Israel being on top of all countries for "getting it right".

I'm off to take my "Saturday night shower"... to be ready for Google to wake me up at 5:00am so I can feed cats & a bite for myself. I take my blood thinner Bayer but never on an empty stomach... used to be only on Sunday mornings but a little more often (not every day) since I don't take the normal blood thinners after heart surgery. I did try after the stents & had so many side effects life was not the same. We all make choices.

Sweet dreams & God Bless

Lloyd Hammond

January 15, 2022, 10:38:44 PM #20 Last Edit: January 15, 2022, 10:42:27 PM by Lloyd Hammond
well I made a post, and hit post but when I came back do not see it, so I am going to try again hope to not be dupaclating. we Had 2" of snow yesterday and last night. Nancy and I togather with out fussing at each other, Made peanut clusters but with Black wallnuts Instead of peanuts this time. and it is very dlishes. we both agree on that. It is 21º and cloudy Here now. time this old Man go and take my Islin shot and night time meds. so good night and sweet dreams. wish you all a good night and hope to see you all tomorow.



Good Night Everyfriend.  It's 9º here right now and heading for a low of 1 overnight!  The snow is supposed to start around 5 tomorrow afternoon and last into the middle of the afternoon on Monday.  We'll see what happens.

My beans are soaking and the soup will be made 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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Good morning..

Not a day to sunbath out there today -22°. A day of rest ,will try and get some sewing done. :thumbup:

Jane, you were busy!! Hope you can coast a bit today after making your soup.

Lloyd, walnut clusters sound good.
Patricia, snow is predicted for tonight and tomorrow up to 10 " One the good side the temp won't be as cold.

Gloria, snow is crunching in every step...sends chills right up ones back!

Time to 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


The beans are cooking and everything else is assembled to make the soup.  Betcha can't guess what I'll be eating for lunch....maybe supper, too.

I have to get back to the kitchen in a few minutes and starte to assemble the soup!  I hope you all have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

It's cold here, too, not below zero but almost to zero! 

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Happy Birthday Shirley!!

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I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

well Good Morning everyone, It Is 21º and cloudy here this morning. the roads are not good so Nancy stayed home from church and Is watching it live on the TV.I am listining at the same time also.but I am going in there and watch the second service. I never woke up soon enough to listen to all of the first service, I catch the second servece all the time.they do three services every sunday. both at church and on live TV. enjoy your day and have agreat one today and a better toorow.




Good morning, It's five above here with either rain or snow, you decide.

Not anything going on here other than household items and playing catchup.

We've recently gained enough daylight to reach five hours and fourteen minutes today, increasing from December 21st. solstice of just under three hours.


I thought I'd better check in while I still can.  Ice everywhere here and power lines are beginning  to come down.  Over 44 thousand people are without power right now and more to come.  The wind is coming up and that will bring down limbs and trees, too.  All flights have been canceled out of Raleigh/Durham airport.  I'd rather have a foot of snow than to deal with this stuff.  I'm going to put a beef stew in the InstaPot and hope that the power stays on long enough to cook it.  If not, I made peanut butter last night and we can at least eat sandwiches.  We won't go hungry.  The trouble with ice is that everyone is affected. If homes are dark then all groceries, restaurants, etc. are dark, too.  And, with the streets iced over you couldn't get out to eat, anyway!

Take care, Everyone, and stay safe.

Oh, by the way, Shirley.........HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  :cake:    :cheer:


Good morning still.Had a sleepless and restless night. Fell asleep about the time I would wake up.Oh well warmest place was in bed anyway. Just checked local weather says 17° but feels like 2° Not windy and the sun is bright and the clear blue winter sky. A storm is on the way tomorrow but missed weather on TV this morning.

CALLIE  I am with you about the ones who do not believe this covid exists and will not wear a mask.Since I seldom see others these days and they all wear masks I hope I escape getting it and had vaccine,too.

PATRICIA  never heard of those apples and some varieties grow in different climates.

RAMMEL  welcome home, great seeing your post today. Don't rush to do every thing and wear yourself out.

PATRICIA  I don't have Facebook and the most I do on the PC is here  and some Skype and email but nothing that could hurt if anyone wants to spy on it.

JANE  I think you will love that 15 bean soup like everyone in my family does. First time I found a gab of those beans was about 20 years ago still when I liked to cook and still had an appetite.

AMY  I am not about to bundle up and go see if the snow is crunches here.  Have all I can do to keep warm in here. Have the thermostat pushed up to 80 and still not warm.

LLOYD  glad you are enjoying the nut clusters.

PHYLLIS  no matter where we live an ice storm in never welcome.

Have a good day and keep warm and safe.

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