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Messages - Gloria

Good morning everyone. We did get snow last night, cannot tell what is going on outside now. This is the prettiest snow we have had this year, not much but it is very white and the pines and hemlocks have a layer of snow on them and look beautiful. 27° now and not supposed to get above freezing today.

LARRY  even if you cannot post each day it will not stop us from mentioning you and praying for you. You are a part of this family and always will be.

SHIRLEY  I keep looking for a snow storm like we used to get, at least 10 inches every time and 2 feet was normal. Now people get upset with a few inches of snow. My daughter sent me a picture last night that her husband took of her standing out in the snow. Yes the snow finally came down to their level in the mountains and they had some snow. She has been sending me some photos of the snow on the mountains and getting lower in each one.

PHYLLIS  what a terrible time you had but glad everything worked out. The fire dept. and the emt's are in the same building and less than a mile from here. The driver of one of the ambulances is the son of a lady across the hall from me.

AMY  I like the cooked filling I have for cream puffs better than the cream. I know I would not like anything honey dipped. way too sweet.

JANE  have a good day at Wm.

Have a good day.
Good morning everyone, 20° but with wind feels like 14 so will stay inside again. Snow in the forecast agina starting around midnight, a possible 5 inches, if we get that it will be the most so far this winter. About time we got some snow that is pretty. Will not go out to enjoy it though, guess that means I am finally too old to enjoy it.  ;)

SHIRLEY  you make me glad I have one computer, a simple tracfone-flip phone. I did try a smart phone twice and gave up. Still have a landline and still hate talking on a phone.

LARRY  I am glad you are using the rollator, Much better for saving a bit of your energy. As long as you post every day just to say hello we will know you are OK. Prayers for you ongoing.

CALLIE  for the first time I did not have to log in this morning, that was a pain the the neck. I have a notepad saved on the desktop with that code on it and just pull it up every morning and use it to type on.

JOY  I now never plan what I want to do in a day, just do what I feel like doing or not.

AMY I was looking through my favorite recipes yesterday and came across my recipe for cream puffs and for a cooked filling for them. They are not hard to make but doubt my CNA could make them, I don't think she ever baked any goodies.

JUNE  seems like most of us have something wrong these days. The joys of living so long?

JENNY  just saw on the news the big car pile up in Denver. I hope none of your family and friends were stuck in the mess. I will keep Michele in my prayers that the chemo gets rid of the monster in her.

SHIRLEY  like you I love those turtles, then again I love any kind of chocolates. I have a sweet tooth or maybe all my teeth love sweets.

PETER  would have loved to take that walk years ago. Loved hiking through the woods. Nice seeing some green there, I am so tired of this winter and long for spring to get here.

JANE  hope you get everything done you want to today.

PHYLLIS  hope you nap while in your recliner and wake feeling much better.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to Don's pictures. Boy he is the perfect one to look like Santa. I pray his health is improving. Wonderful link. Would have loved going there.

Have a great  day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 16, 2019
February 16, 2019, 09:22:49 am
Good morning everyone, finally a bit of sun this morning. So tired of the damp weather. Can't seem to get warm so stay inside, not going out for a walk either.

PHYLLIS  like you id you could see all the food I have here you would think I was deprived at one time. I have enough stocked for several people but I have no appetite. You are right I will not have to move unless the witch thinks I am destroying my apartment or break one of her rules.

AMY  YOU STILL HAVE  5 POUND BAGS OF SUGAR AND FLOUR? Here it has been 6 or 7 years since we only get 4 pound bags at the price of the 5 pounds.

SHIRLEY  you cannot hate the litterbox job but who has such a soft heart for stray cats?

BUBBLE  love your graphics and your quotes are so true. In this building there are a few who do not socialize with anyone, we hardly see them and to me that is no way to spend a life.

JANE  Just like when we order something and then they want our opinion of what we bought. Fill our the form and near the bottom they want to know all about you. I will not fill out things like that. Everything changes and not for the better either.

Better go get dressed for the day, my son will be here soon. Have a good day.
As always I am amazed at some of the backgrounds and wonder what filters were used. Of course if you remember I love frames and you both have some I would love to do.
Card Shoppe / Re: Holidays, Birthdays, etc.
February 15, 2019, 08:08:19 am
BUBBLE & PATRICIA  I know what it is like to do all the creations and no one says anything about them. I still miss doing it. I do check to see your wonder work but do not say anything. I am too jealous of all both of you do. I don't think I could sit here long enough to create something simple anymore.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 15, 2019, 08:03:24 am
Good morning everyone, 35° but no sun this morning, just a gray sky with rain coming later. Got my yearly meeting with the witch yesterday so I am set here for another year after she comes up to inspect my apartment. She always finds fault with something. Sorry but I can no longer keep the place spic and span like I used to. CNA can only do so much, no moving furniture to get under and in back of. No window washing either. Oh well.

LLOYD  I well remember the mud all around with spring thaws. At least here I no longer have to worry about it.

AMY  dogs are not allowed to go free here. They have to stay in the apartments and walked by the owners on a leash. Not many have dogs and they are small ones except for the seeing eye lab for the blind lady here. Never hear any barking either.

PHYLLIS  many gas stations were able to inspect cars here but now the state  has "official" places to go to and they do check everything. Always crowded, too. Makes me glad I no longer have a car. This state is tax happy, very few things are not taxed, clothes are not taxed.

JANE  it seemed like in my working days I always drove east going to work and west going home. Always had the sun in my eyes, thank goodness for good sunglasses. The CNA comes in and sits and starts talking as son as she comes in. I get tired of it so always have something for her to do and she talks the whole 2 hours she is here.

JOY  I missed having a dog for a long time, now I sure would not want the work involved in having one, I would not be able to take one out to walk an stoop down to pick up their mess. It is funny to see the ones with dogs carrying plastic bags with them to pick it up. Yuck.

LARRY  I do not have your medical problems but every time I have an appointment it takes a few days before I feel rested from the trips out.

JUNE  like you I never thought I would be content with doing just about nothing. I was always finding something to do.

JANE  like you my keyboard is an old one, the new one I bought will not work good with this lemon of a PC. I have to check everything I type because at times it skips a space in words and I have to back space or the key I hit does not show up.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 14, 2019, 05:35:48 am
Good morning everyone a whole 30° to start here this morning. Supposed to be nice and sunny and into the upper 30's. Better than freezing.

LLOYD  good tip on the flowers. I always cut my flowers on an angle but under running water, got that tip from a florist.

LARRY  good to read you had a good night's sleep in bed. That always helps. Even if I lay on the couch to watch TV when that CNA is here she never stops talking. Really starting to get on my nerves. She says people always need someone to talk to, well I like peace and quiet, guess I am not like most people she knows. Nice that your son and Pat were goio the dinner even if you couldn't this time. I know you always enjoyed going and meeting your friends there.

SHIRLEY  I still like seeing the snow, it is the cold I do not like anymore and I always loved winter and the cold before. The stock I made the soup with was some I made. Had chicken in the freezer and used that. It was good but as usual I made too much, must tink I am still making soup for a family? You made me think of my Mom, she put things away where she would remember and then could not find them. I try to have a place for every thing and put it back in the same place, does not always work though. We have had  the law of wipers on and lights on for many years. One girl I worked with said he father said he would not wear down his battery turning on the lights when it rained, wonder how many tickets he got for that.

AMY  we have a new tenant here and he has a dog, he said he is 3 years old but acts more like 3 months, Very energetic with the ears always up and interested in every thing and every one he sees. Like you I sure could use some of that energy.

JANE  I am with you, Schindler's List was a great movie.

JUNE  I hope today is much better for you.

Happy Valentine Day. Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 13, 2019, 08:07:33 am
As always a day late but a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLORIA de  and LARRY.

Good morning everyone. Did not have to cancel my CNA yesterday. Once it started snowing and knowing the parking area here she called and asked if there were amy places open. T here is 3 rows for parking and half of the third row is for visitors where she would have to park. Since snow was coming down all cars in the first row had to move so the other 2 rows were full. She was glad because the roads were not too good by that time. They have to keep the front row clear in case of an emergency for a rescue and fire truck and police‪ car whenever anyone pulls the emergency cord. The snow piled up fast when it started but we only got 31/2 inches. Goodness one would think it was a foot or more the way the weather guessers were  talking about it. I did enjoy watching the snow comin‌g down. Slept a lot of the afternoon away. I took chicken stock out of the freezer and made soup, sure tasted good. I have one more container of the stock in the freezer.

AMY  I did enjoy the quiet day, always seems more quiet when it is snowing. I used to love being outside at those times. So quiet and one can even hear the snow hitting the ground.  Hope your son got through that storm OK.

JANE  it turned to sleet here for several hours as it got dark. We have had so little snow so far this winter that yesterday's doubled it. Looks like we get no more of the normal snowfalls of a foot or more several times a winter. From the first of December we only had 3 inches of it.

JUNE  I think we are better if we keep moving. I know I sure do. If I cannot go outside I go downstairs to see who is around and always find someone.

LLOYD  hope you can get that fiberglass fixed soon and your taxes filed so you can get another trip in.

AMY  10 inches of snow? I think everyone here except our generation would panic to see that much at one time.

JANE  hope your registers are away from the door today.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 12, 2019, 09:26:00 am
Good morning everyone, 17° now so it will be snow when it starts around 11 am. Schools are all sending kids home early, some at 11 and some at noon.
Having one of those blah days, going to call and cancel my CNA for today. Not up to hearing here never ending talking. No matter how I have told her she gives me a headache she still never shuts up. This is one day I just do not want to hear it.
No comments here either. Hugs and prayers for all. Hope those in the way of this storm in the east are safe from the snow/rain.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 11, 2019, 09:01:41 am
Good morning everyone, looks like another cold day here. Tomorrow according to the weather guesser we will be getting a snow storm that will be a bad one. Well cannot complain, since the first of December we only had 2 1/2 inches of snow. Had inches of rain though.

LARRY  I like your attitude about your health. That is all in God's hands.

GLORIA  de  in this town we now have a power plant but it is way out in the woods and really no bother. The governor wants another one built in town and everyone is up in arms not wanting it. They need a lot of water and the town refused to supply it. They then said they would get the water from Wallum Lake but ran it trouble there, too because half the lake is in Mass. and they would not agree. Right now I think the governor has changed her mind. However they had 3 section 8 building built and now we are getting troublemakers from the city moving into them. The police now have more calls because of them than they ever had before.

JANE  I have 2 boxes of pictures that I tried going through and just cannot throw any of them away. I already told my 3 they  will have that job. I have a niece who is into genealogy and might like the pictures, will have to ask her. She has sent me many of the pictures she found on line about some of out ancestors. I have emailed her several of my brother-her Dad.

AMY  I no longer drive or make appointments in the winter months. I always tell them when I make an appointment that is it is snowing I will not be there. I do not want to‌ a car with anyone driving. I trust my sons driving and the town car  we have here has 2 good drivers I trust but still no longer feel safe on the roads when it snows.  I agree we here in the SS are a family.

DONKLAN  good information in your post. I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands but could have been from the job I had. I bought on ergonomic keyboard and never liked it so went back to a regular one. I do not sit here long at a time I have to get up and move around or my back acts up.

JANE  wow you do not have time to sleep do you?  More than once I left work early when snow began piling up. You know those bins they have to drop clothes in? Here they have some to drop books in. I read they send those books to troops overseas.

AMY  long time since I had a puppy but they sure are a lot of work till they get out of the puppy stage.

JOY  like you I do not go anywhere when it is snowing anymore.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 10, 2019, 11:00:34 am
Good morning everyone. Cold again and not as windy as yesterday. I have not been going out, I shiver if I do, heck I bundle up inside and still not warm enough.

SHIRLEY  wonder if the doctor Cas went to was experimenting on his eyes. I had no hole put into my eyes. We did have a few warmer than normal days a week ago and it is down in the low 20's again and with the wind yesterday felt like zero even with the bright sunshine.

LARRY  I like the 15 bean soup. Have a package of the beans but waiting till I have room in the freezer to make it. Too much for just me to eat so freeze it in containers. Good soup for a cold day. Glad you do not get depressed, never helps anything and I keep getting asked if I feel depressed and I reply I will not let myself get that way.

JENNY  prayers for your DIL and family.  Too young for all her health problems.

DON  that was not a nice lesson to learn was it? I know here if one falls and cannot get up the medics have to be called. No one is allowed to help them up in case they hurt the one who fell. I know I would not get down on my knees as I would not be able to get up on my own.

GLORIA de  you have wonderful neighbors. We used to have neighborhoods like that here, all caring people. Now too many from the city moved in and they care for no one but themselves.

SHIRLEY  this town has changed since I moved here 68 years ago. Guess all the friendly tows are a thing of the past now. Sad.

JANE  you must have been worn out to pass up going to the Amish store with your daughter. I gripe about my back but I can still move around with my rollator. Hands are something used every  day of our lives. I am sorry that arthritis hit you there. Must be painful at the regis ters when y ou are at work, even thyping on the PC. We do tend to overlook spelling here so never worry about that. No one is perfect.

SHIRLEY  complaining about no snow? Since the first of December we have had only 2 1/2ch rain.

JOY  the company has a party at Christmas and a Cook out in summer. That is all. We had one lady here whe arranged entertainment and a meal from a caterer. Nothing to do with management. She is no longer with us. Another lady arranged a New Year's Eve party. She had a menu from a good Chinese restaurant. We could pick what we wanted and pay her and on that early evening her and someone else would go pick the meals up. Fun evening and was over about 9:30. Fun but she has moved out, the manager kept picking on her.

JUNE  like you my door is always open to visitors but here only a few visit each other. When we meet down stairs it is great but some just stay in their apartments and are not social at all.

JENNY  my prayers for your Dad. Living with his back like that is not pleasant. I was to I was too old for surgery the first time 8 years ago.

Better get this posted and have my breakfast before it is time for lunch.
Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 08, 2019, 07:41:02 am
Good morn‌ing everyone. Still a misty rain here but at 37° at least it is no freezing. Supposed to end around noon and get warmer. Will like that.

JANE  at times when someone writes Gloria I wonder who they are talking to. Wish I could see my daughter as often as you see yours. Seeing her on Skype every day is sure better than nothing and better than letters or phone calls.

SHIRLEY  Margaret O'Brian aka crying O'Brian. She sure cried in every movie she was in but always enjoyed her. I never heard of a problem with cataract surgery, what happened with Cas? I can see where that would make you leary of having it done. Cold it have been the doctor he had?

MARY ANN I only ventured outside once this week. When it is pouring I stay inside, same when it is sno‌wing. Getting that yellow streak these days. Used to be I would go out every day no matter what the weather was.

LARRY  sorry for the news from your doctor. I know I was surprised about all you do. Except for the arthritis I am still in good health and thank God every day for it. Follow doctors orders, we want you around a long time to come.

GLORIA  de  it is always great to get with others. I can go down to the lobby here and there is always someone sitting there to talk with.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 07, 2019, 08:16:53 am
Good morning everyone, 32° just at the freezing point and it has been raining since about 8 last night. Could hear it hitting the windows. The cars look like they are moving right along on the road so hopefully the roads are not icy.

MARY ANN  it does get confusing having 2 Glorias here. Some just use the name with no difference. I know many use the de for Gloria on Long Island, mine has island but a Rhode before it. My family does all know my wishes and will do as I want. I do not want money spent on things when it is a waste to me.

GLORIA de  like you our information is on the side of the fridge and that is where they look after seeing the person in need of help. Every year they have a meeting here with the fire and police ‪ departments. They give us a new paper every year to update meds.

JOY  wish they would have more activities going on here. All they have is Bingo on Wednesday evening. I do not like bingo and never did.

AMY  at least it is not windy here and not below freezing. This is the coldest part of the state in the winter, we also get the most snow.

JANE  we take eyesight for granted when we are young but treasure it as we age. My Mother was going blind from her diabetes and that bothered her more than anything because she loved to read.

SHIRLEY  I never had a problem with glasses with my old eye doctor. After he sold his practice to retire the young ones that took over had all the machines that told them what I see. Never had a pair I could see right. Finally started going to a partner of the one I liked. He looked at a pair of my old ones I brought with me. Those machines had the line for the bifocals in the wrong place and cut into my vision. Now I get them the right way. So much for the modern machines. The one I have now has machines but he knows how to use his own eyes to see things first.

JENNY  so good that Michele has a good outlook. That is good.

AMY  there are some foods I just will not eat, like tripe on liver. Allergic to raw onions, too. Know nothing about vegetable marrow, never heard of it.

Have a god day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 06, 2019, 11:47:07 am
Good morning, boy did I get  a good sleep last night, woke at 9:30 and now having my first cup of coffee here in the SS. Hope I get to finish before my CNA gets here. Sun is shining and the sky a beautiful blue and 35°. Cold and rain/snow in the forecast for tomorrow. At least we had a break with a few warm sunny days in mid winter.

LLOYD  you make me wish I could order one of your fabulous recipe boxes. They sound beautiful. Something my daughter would treasure.

JANE  the last few days sure made us appreciate the winter break from the cold and snow/ice.

AMY  if the look, texture and taste seems good to ‎l at least try something new but if I don't like any of those I will not eat it.

MARY ANN  what  Gloria were you talking to?

LARRY  Peapod here is with Stop & Shop markets. The service is supposed to be nationwide. I know it is convenient for me.

SHIRLEY  I am with you on everything you said.

JANE  what burns me  is the illegals coming into our country get so much handed to them that we have worked all our lives for. I have been getting that  phone call about the warranty too. Let the machine get it and then just delete it. Yesterday I got a letter about the same thing and I laughed. My car went to the junk yard 10 years ago.

DON  so good  to see your post. That new lady who wants you to write a book, was she ever a member here? I think all of us here would love to read it. We have enjoyed your music and posts for a long time and miss you.

JUNE  here we have a plastic envelope with magnet on  one side of the fridge with our information on it.

SHIRLEY  this is supposed to be the last nice day because bad weather returns over night. I think most of us here have had cataract surgery, no big deal, only takes a few minutes and you might need glasses or not. I still need them but many never do and colors are brighter, you as an artist should like that.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 05, 2019, 06:31:09 am
Good morning everyone, already 38°, hard to believe when a week ago we were in the deep freeze. It was a wonderful sunny day yesterday and I did go out and enjoy it. Supposed to be even warmer today and I will get out and enjoy it.

PHYLLIS  yes Brady is talented but on local news you might think he as the whole team. He is very competitive and hates losing.

GLORIA  de  my Mom used to cook eels and I liked them when I was young but now just the thought of how they look I would not want them. You have Stop & Shop markets near you and if you cannot get there you can order from Peapod for delivery. I have done that often since that started here.

SHIRLEY  would that be quince that pucker your mouth in not ripe? Ever eat green concord grapes? now that sure puckers a mouth. When we had our house we could not see any other ones. Now on both sides and across the road there are houses. Seems like all the privacy is gone in this town.

JENNY that darn cancer. How I pray they can finally come up with something to knock it out of happening to anyone again. Hope Bob's toes feel better PDQ.

LARRY  the eel I caught was salt water, we were out on the Atlantic. My Dad used to catch fresh water ones but they were not as big.

JUNE 2 years ago I tried to talk to my oldest son about my passing and he did not want to hear it. When he was here last Sunday we finally talked about it.  First thing on the list is DNR. No being kept alive on machines so doctors and hospitals can make more money. That is no life anyway. I had talked to my daughter several times about it but she is too far away to do much for me. My other son refuses to hear anything about when I am no longer here. Prayers for you my friend and many years with us still.

JANE  I am lucky my CNA loves shopping and I send her to the market at times and if I need a lot of groceries I go online to Peapod and order what I need, some things they might not have, but usually get everything. They deliver right into my apartment.

Have a good day, hugs and prayers for everyone.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 04, 2019, 08:19:56 am
Good morning everyone, right now it is 35°, WOW first time in it seems like months since it was this warm to start a day. The cars in the lot  are covered with frost so it was cold but with the sun rising earlier every day it makes a difference. Just saw when I turned on TV the Pats won again. Maybe if they lost Brady would retire.

SHIRLEY  like you every time I try to have a nap the phone rings. Must be 50 years since I tasted the sassafras. Have no idea if the ones who own the house we had cut the trees down. I do know they improved the looks on the outside of the house. With so many city people buying land here and building they cut down all the old blueberry bushes where we used to pick those tasty berries. This used to be such a nice quiet rural town but they started moving here and wanted the things they had in the city and it is no longer a friendly town it was.

LARRY  glad you were able to get to church yesterday. I did not go out yesterday, still felt kind of weak so thought I better not.

AMY  you were brave to head out to the dump with icy roads. I did enough driving in my working years to know what it is like driving on them.

LLOYD my son's FIL used to own a charter fishing boat and we went out once. I caught an eel and after that did no more fishing, looks too much like a snake and it scared me. I did enjoy the boat ride though.

JANE  like you I am wanting spring to get here with warmer weather. The cold this winter has really bothered me. Like I say I have no more blubber to hold the heat in, lost too much weight. I wish I knew what it was that Lillias' doctor gave her for an appetite.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 03, 2019, 11:23:35 am
Good morning everyone, WOW supposed to get into low 40s today, maybe I will get brave enough to go outside later.

SHIRLEY  yesterday I had the ME channel on all day, all the old westerns and I enjoyed them. Last night on GRIT I watched John Wayne movies.  I enjoyed Hondo again especially after reading the book. We had some sassafras trees on the property of our house. the kids and I would walk through the woods and pick branches and chew on them, tasted like rootbeer.  One thing interesting on the trees was they have different shape leaves.

JOY  I have been cold all week. Laying on the couch most of the time wrapped in a down throw to keep from shivering and had the heat turned up, too.

JENNY  prayers for your Dad and Michele. I know how it feels to have back pain and your Dad's is worse than mine.

JANE  like you, one TV one computer no smartphone, just a flip one and now my son's old Kindle.  Glad I found the old SN no long after I first got on line at age 70. Now with S&F we are a family here.

LLOYD  good morning, hope you and Nancy are rested from your trip.

JUNE  saw on TV about the rain in Ca. More out there than in a year at times.

JANE  I have been getting a phone call something from Microsoft and going out of business and I have a refund comin‌g and a number to call. I got it on my answering machine and I just delete it.

AMY  I did enjoy time with my son yesterday morning, always do. Then in the afternoon my other son surprised me and came for a couple of hours. He usually calls first but this time he just showed up. Nice.

LARRY  from what I have seen on local news there are more Patriots fans in Atlanta than locals. Personally I am tired of hearing about Brady. Good to see you more like yourself again.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 02, 2019, 10:18:22 am
Good morning everyone, this is the first day all week I feel like a human. Still cold but the sun is shining and the sky is clear. This is one time clouds would be nice, would be warmer. Enough about the temperatures this week.

JUNE for the first time since I moved here I have not been outside all week. Even if it was nice and warm I don't think I would have had the energy to go out.

JANE  you sound as energetic as me. Must be the weather.

SHIRLEY  I thought I had more batteries but I had AAA and no more AA. Those cheaper batteries never seem to last long for me so I always get the Duracell and they last longer.

GLORIA de  pinochle was what my family always played. I enjoyed playing it. One BIL was great, he could remember who bid and what card everyone threw down.

AMY  rain OK but with the temp if we get rain it will be freezing and that is not good.

LARRY  glad you are feeling better. We were very worried about you. Like you I have not played pinochle in years and would have to learn all over again.

My son just called and he is on he way over. Early for him to come, he usually gets here about noon. Have a good day and keep warm.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1, 2019
February 01, 2019, 02:48:57 pm
Good afternoon, back is business at last. I was here this morning and suddenly my mouse would not work.  >:(  Batteries died and my wired mouse will not work on this lemon HP computer. >:(  Waited till my CNA got here and sent her to the store for batteries.
Hope tomorrow I can get back into my routine.
Heard On the weather at noon that by next mid week it will be 50° but another cold spell will follow.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 31, 2019, 10:03:28 am
Good morning everyone,1° but feels like -13°. No car s in the parking lot  have moved yet and even the witch is not here yet. Hope my son stayed home today. Cannot remember how many years since it was this cold, I know my 3 were still  too young for school.

JENNY  good news that your DIL came out of that surgery so good. Prayers that everything will go as well for her.

AMY  my daughter never needed a doctor's paper to prove she was a caretaker. Happy for you that is all you need.

Once again I read every thing but not up to sitting and responding to everyone. Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 30, 2019, 08:47:16 am
Good morning everyone, been under the weather since Sunday but today feel a bit better. No I did not disappear just laying down most of the time.Thank goodness for my CNA. Without her I would not have eaten this week sofar. Had some snow last night and we are in for that frigid weather soon. I feel bad for anyone who has to go out in it not to forget all the homeless.

I read the posts I missed but already tired sitting here so will go lay down again.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 27, 2019, 07:36:03 am
Good morning everyone, 22° now and supposed to get to 40° later. The warmer temp and sunshine will be wonderful.  I might actually get outside at last.

LARRY  glad you slept great, you needed it to sleep 10 hours. The last 2 nights I slept good but lately I am lucky to have had 5 hours of it and for me that is not enough. I know I need at least 7 hours or I am droopy all day. Cannot wait for my CNA to leave so I can lay on the couch and wait for my date with my daughter on Skype. Never sleep though and I wish I could.

SHIRLEY  like you I wish my iPhone was smarter-not us of course. Mine is sitting in the box it came in. I know if someone was here with me to tell me how to work the darn thing I would like it---maybe.

JANE  wish it was only my hands with arthritis. Some days I can hardly stand with the pain in my back but I have to live with it and do the best I can. I like the menthol smell, at least it is a clean smell. You are not complaining, just stating the facts.

SHIRLEY  only thing so far I have used on my back that helps is horse liniment. Go ahead laugh but is gives me a few hours of relief. You are right, we hate to see our kids in pain or having problems and wish we could take the load off their shoulders.

AMY  I sit in the shower with the very warm water beating on my back and it feels so good.

JUNE  many times on weekends I stay in my nightgown and robe and take it easy. Feels relaxing to me.

JENNY  I would be happy to go shopping in a market again. That was always one chore that I enjoyed because I loved coo‌king and baking. I had a big appetite but now I could go without eating and never feel hungry.

LLOYD  I would love to travel in an RV any time of year. Just to see new places in our beautiful country.

AMY  no snow in the latest forecast in this area this week. Will just wait and see if the weather guessers are right.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 26, 2019, 09:26:05 am
Good morning everyone, no rain today but I do see patches of ice outside. At 20° now it is still cold but it is January and we do expect  it. At least I no longer have to leave for work in the dark or even in daylight. So nice to be retired isn't it?

PHYLLIS I think in our generation none of us had central heat and had all those blankets to keep warm sleeping. I still cannot sleep in a warm room without a fan running.

LARRY  glad the Cardio doctor had you change meds fo you. I have heard a lot  lately about being dehydrated, who knew we needed to keep enough liquid in our days. Hope you start feeling. better now.

GLORIA de  surprising how company wears us out now. I know there are days I wish my CNA would stop talking and leave.

AMY  glad my age lets me off jury duty.

JANE  even without  that  20% discount I would love to that Amish store with you. I would like to go to any store, been 2 years since I  have been to one.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 25, 2019, 08:12:41 am
Good morning everyone, what a miserable day here yesterday. We had 24 hours of rain, pouring rain, had 2+1/2 inches if it and strong wind to go with it. Most of the snow we had is gone except the piles from the plow. A lot of branches down and some trees, too. Was still windy after the rain stopped and where pavement didn't dry is black ice now. On 2 different highways where the roads were patched and frozen the rain pulled it out and at least 30 people ended with blowouts hitting the potholes. The state will have to pay to have tires and even some rims replaced.

JOY  I stay inside most of the winter anymore. No more appointments in the winter months.

AMY you are your husband's caregiver, can you be excused for that? My daughter took care of her FIL and was excused for that. I spent a winter in Maine one year with my niece and her husband. We drove around a lot on weekends and I noticed the snow around the bottom of houses. Finally I asked why and was told it helped keep the house warmer in the winter months.

Have a good day. Hope I can warm up today.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 24, 2019, 06:00:53 am
Good morning everyone. It is 48°. warmer than it was when I went to bed last night and it is raining pretty hard. Might get up to 3 inches of rain today. With the ice and the ground frozen there will be fun orr and flooding in places. Mother Nature is on a rampage this year so far.

CAROL  we were raised to respect our flag but  these days it gets me angry to see some dressed in our flag. Disrespect IMHO.

LARRY  prayers that your cardiologist visit today turns out where you can get help feeling better.

SHIRLEY  I would love to see some of those bus trips. I have a copy of the one Bunnie did with the faces of all who used to post in Bis' Nest. I printed it out and have it in a frame. I cannot remember the names of some of them. I have so many things saved on the external drive it would take a long time to check all the different folders I have. If we get all the rain predicted today we will not have much snow left here.

AMY  how much snow do you have on the ground? Inches or feet of it?

JUNE hope you are feeling much better today, take care of yourself. We want you around for a lot of years to come.

JANE  those hugs sure make us feel great don't they. Good luck with the heating guy.

LLOYD  you sure do get more than your share of bad luck. Sorry about the bull.

AMY  I am so tired of the cold this winter and staying inside. I will not go out to even walk on the cleared walkway for exercise. I always love getting out into the fresh air.

Woke too early but cannot go back to sleep so might as well get into the shower and get moving with my day. Wonder if my CNA will bet here. I told her to go home if it is raining as hard as the weather guessers say it will.   :playnice:
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 23, 2019, 08:31:33 am
Good morning everyone.Sorry I could not sit here to post yesterday. This freezing windy weather and I just could not get along together.. I spent most of the day wrapped in  my down throw in my nighty and  fleece robe. Today is the warmest to start in too many days, a whole 18° and supposed to go up to 40 this afternoon. A heat wave after below 0 not mentioning wind chill. With the warmer temperature it will be bringing in heavy rain.

SHIRLEY  I remember Martex and those bus rides. I wish I had saved those but at the time I did not know how to save anything. We sure had a lot of fun and laughs in that Missouri discussion with Bunnie leading us.

LLOYD  good to know you are home safe. Sorry Nancy's leg was bothering her so bad.

DONKLAN  I have often wanted to mention that it was the Creek Indians rising, not the water creeks. I had read that way back when I was a teen. When someone says that to me I come back and tell then the Creek Indians are peaceful and do not rise in battle anymore and they look at me like I am an idiot.

JENNY  hope you do not mind but I copied your post. I want to send it to my grandsons. Most likely they will think I lost my mind. I sure got a case of laughing reading that list. Like Bob Hope's theme song "Thanks for the memories"

JANE  only 2 people here I heard say that much used word and it is disgusting.

JUNE  sorry that pneumonia is still hanging in. Prayers that it will leave PDQ.

LLOYD  thank GOD there was no fire in your home.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 21, 2019, 06:20:12 am
Good morning everyone, well it is morning. First time this winter we are -1° and wind chill feels like -17° below zero. The wind sure picked up overnight. I saw only 4 people go out here yesterday and that was to take their dogs out. They were walking very slow and careful. This is the first time the maintenance man did not spread ice melt on the walkways. That was a surprise. Hope he did not fall or hurt himself. All the New England yankees are happy that the Patriots won the game yesterday, just heard it on the news. Back to the stupid-oops-super bowl for them.

AMY  I hear my heat come on often and I hope we have enough oil to last us through this cold. Since today is a holiday I don't know if any business is working today. So Jessie kept one foot warm for you, I know cats are good at doing that.

CAROL  I sure will not even stick my nose out the door in this cold. 75° would feel wonderful right now.

JANE  what kind of pies did you bake? I sure would like to bake one but I would not be even able to take it out of the oven. The stove here is wide and I cannot reach over the door to pull a rack out.

SHIRLEY  when I pulled up the shades this morning I could see the bright moon. and it was almost like daylight .  Could feel the cold at the windows, too.

CALLIE  will be months before we see any daffodils peeking up here.

JUNE  Mare and I used to in touch but have not heard from her n years now. She did love talking on the phone and I never did. Call and say what I have to and hang up.

LARRY  hope you feel better today.

LLOYD  where are you now?
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 20, 2019, 11:35:26 am
Good morning everyone. Noisy night here between the maintenance man hand his plow and the plow for the parking lot and then moving the cars very early this morning. Finally got to get sleep about  4:30 this morning. Not too much snow about 2 or 3 inches but now it looks like rain. At 29° must be freezing rain. Watched a few cars going by and they look like they are going very slow. Supposed to have a flash freeze later and everything wet will freeze. Glad my younger son has the day off tomorrow because of MLK day. Looks like the whole area will be ice in the morning. So far it  does not loo‌k windy. Just heard on the news there was a tornado near Montgomery, Alabama. Showed a lot of destruction.

LARRY  good seeing your post from yesterday. Glad you went to get help. Take care of yourself, that is what is important to us.

BUBBLE  sorry it is so cold there this winter. Between the cold and the dampness I sure know what you mean about it getting into the old bones. I have turned the heat up and still do not feel warm enough. Time to get the geemagotchees on I guess.

JANE  snow was supposed to start at 4 yesterday but started at 6.

AMY  you said it all to Larry. Just a HI is enough.

CALLIE  glad you decided to stay home yesterday. Better that going out and suffering later.

JENNY  we do not know much more about what the weather will be now from all the weather guessers and all their expensive equipment than from the Old Farmer's Almanac or 100 years ago with just having to wait and see. The highest peak in New England states is Mount Washington in New Hampshire, I cannot remember ho high it is.

SHIRLEY  right now I do not count calories, just cannot get enough of them. Anyone know anything to give me an appetite?

GLORIA de  I would like to get into a market and look around for things that might tempt me. Of all things I used to enjoy was going food shopping, always wanted to feed my family healthy food and I used to do a lot of cooking and baking. 

SANDY  I still have an old Princess dial phone. When I moved here my grandson wanted to throw it away but I kept it. An antique now.

AMY  I was just looking outside and so far does not look windy, at least none of the trees are moving their branches, still calm, I am so glad I do not have to go out. Later it will be feeling like well below zero when the flash freeze the weather people are talking about.

PHYLLIS  I have a bag of 15 beans with a packet of seasoning in it for soup.. It is delicious, I would make it today but no room in the freezer for left overs. I  will take chicken stock out of the freezer and either make a stew or soup. Good day for it.

LARRY  so good you had a better sleep last night. a good sleep can do wonders for all of us. Continue to take it easy.

Have a good day and all in the storm path stay in and keep warm.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 19, 2019, 08:33:59 am
Good morning everyone, boy according to the weather guessers we are in for quite  a storm starting after sunset today. Snow wind sleet freezing rain and then plain rain and that means ICE. Coastal flooding included along the shore. With the winds it is to ‪ -12°, yes that is minus 12°. First we were to get snow starting Thursday night now it will start about 6pm tonight. JOAN was so right when she started calling the forecasters weather guessers.

SHIRLEY I had one nephew who was great for traveling, like to go off the beaten path to look around and my SIL is great, too, he will stop often to take in the sights and get out and move around. I used to open a window on 2 sides of the house to air it out for about 10 minutes or so in the winter. Would be great getting some fresh air in. Here if the manager sees a window open even an inch a tenant is in trouble.

JOY  I will believe this storm when it gets here. With the freezing rain in the mix I just hope we don't lose power.

AMY  glad I no longer have to worry about clearing snow away. At least the maintenance man has a little sidewalk plow he can sit in and he also has a snow blower. He is off work on weekends but when it snows he is here clearing snow every hour even during the night.

JENNY  after the weather guessers being wrong most of the time I rather look out the windows and see what it is like outside.

GLORIA  de  the thought of losing power and the thought of the elevator not running is the only thing that gets me. There is another lady here on this floor who has to use a rollator and I am not alone.

CAROL  I don't mind just snow but the sleet and freezing rain and the ice that results is what bothers me. The only snow here so far was back in mid November. We have had way too much rain.

JANE  storm supposed to start here about 6pm and last for 24 hours.

JUNE  like you I have no appetite anymore and I cannot afford to lose anymore weight. Remember Lillias who was in the Nest and lived in Ca? She had asked her doctor for something for her appetite and the weight she was losing. He prescribed something, had an odd name. She said after that she was eating everything. When Mare was in the hospital she lost 75 pounds and had no appetite and she asked Lillias what her doctor prescribed abd then Mare asked he doctor about it  and she got her appetite back. Wish I could remember what the name was.

AMY  I live in the part of the state that always seems to get the most snow.

I also miss Larry's posts. I pray he is feeling better every day and will be back with us soon.

Have a good day.
Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019
January 18, 2019, 07:46:57 am
Good morning everyone, no snow in this area yet but there is some light snow in the southern part of this state. Supposed to turn to rain and that will freeze. 21° now but at least out of the teens to start the day. Yesterday it was nice outside, not windy and a beautiful clear blue sky. The calm before the storm?  I was dressed warm and sat on the porch in the sun for about an hour.

LARRY  hope you feel much better today.

SHIRLEY  I agree with you about feeling the change in the barometric changes. People thought I was crazy when I mentioned it. I don't feel it much since I moved here. I agree, some days I like being alone and doing just what I want. I like my CNA but enjoy weekends without her.  She treats me like I am her mother, always worrying about my eating and things like that.

GLORIA de  just heard the weekend will be very windy, too. Winds more than 40mph. Sure hope we don't lose power. I would hate being stuck up here on the third floor. I might be able to get down the stairs but without my rollator I would not be able to go anywhere.

LLOYD  with my Cox carrier I can use my landline to call all the states free and even Mexico. Don't know anyone there, would rather have the free calls to Canada.

JENNY  a lady here takes care of her great grandson a couple of days a week and we all get out baby fix when he is here. He is 7 months old and way to smart. Always smiling with all the attention he gets.

AMY  you can keep your snow for now.

JANE no snow here yet.

Have a good day.