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Soda Shoppe for February 15, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, February 15, 2021, 12:38:01 AM

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Good morning..

Not bad out there this morning a temp of 20° but wih more snow or rain in the forecast.

Didn't get the snow raked off the roof so that is a job for today and I need to make bread.

Patricia,that is a distance to go for a breath of air! I have watched farm animals give birth and each time it is a miracle to see.

Shirley, that is good news about Gloria!! I do hope she gets to come home. You can tell Regina we also think her Mom is amazing. You will be so amazed after surgery at how good you can see. My friend had that surgery and now does not wear his glasses, that he has worn for years!!

Better go rake the roof and get some of the snow off before we get rain on it. We just do this to take the weight off the roof, it would likely be ok but this makes sure it is ok.

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

Lloyd Hammond

well Good Morning everyone. thank God we have S and friends. to seaport and be supported with. Regina we all miss your mom being here to put her Owen Nickle's worth in. I personal am looking forward to getting our Motor home repaired and traveling some more. I am 83 years old Last august 27, th. and still drive even in city traffic. Nancy says I do better in city driving because I do not Gawk there as much. My mom used to say you have to watch front back and both sides all at the same time. I think other drivers have gone craze the way the dart in and out around us, nearly taking our nose off as they pass. and not using there merrows as they cut in enough. you need to look to your side and side and rear all as you pass.as a former truck driver I learned to do that. end of lesson. Have a good day and a better tomorrow.


Lloyd Hammond

our tempter this morning is 42º and clear. saying 47º for high today.



Good Morning Everyfriend! The sun is shining and it's supposed to hit a high of 48º today!  I can handle that!

Cooper arrived at 5:33 this morning and we've been busy every since.  I'm just about to take a shower and get ready to make my run to Davy's and then we'll be home for the rest of the day.

There's one piece of pumpkin pie left. If anyone wants to grab it, it's in the Hidey Hole.  I've eaten as much as I can eat and there's still more pumpkin in the freezer to make more. 

So good to hear from Regina and how well Gloria seems to be doing!  She's an amazing lady!  I can't wait to hear from her in her own words! Thanks, SHIRLEY for keeping us informed.

Now to hear from JOY!

Gotta get moving.  The dogs needs are all taken care of and they're settled for a a while.  Have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Good morning.   I am not moving very quick this morning.  Buy time is flying by.

///was reading and had to respond to Jane's message just to say Hello !

Nothing special to report.  So happy to read that Gloria will hopefully be back with us soon. That is such good news !!!

I am looking to have cataract surgery in the next couple months.  I don't see the eye doctor until the 28th of March and hope it can be scheduled soon after my appt.   Having a hard time seeing what I am writing

Have a good day.



The call just came,
I get my Covid Vaccine Shot
at 3:30 this afternoon!!!!


My Karma just ran over my Dogma !


OH BOY!  I got back just in time for two good things....There's JOY to say Hello!  And Sandy's getting her shot!  HOORAY!

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A good Wednesday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND.  Half the week is gone already. Monday a new In N Out Hamburger place opened near us.  We drove by just to see how crowded it was, and it was not bad at all. Very unusual for these places as the last one that opened here the lines to get a burger were fourteen hours long🤪 NO WAY would I ever wait that long in line for anything let alone a burger! It felt rather special to be getting a DOUBLE 🍔 Double, the sandwich they are famous for!  For those that are not familiar with this chain, it is a California place that is highly coveted.  I have really never cared much for them, but this Colorado one tasted very good to me! 

Yesterday we helped Dave out with the children as Michele is not feeling well at all.

I know many of you pray for this gal daily, and we sure do appreciate it.  At some point we are hopeful that she will catch a break and start to feel better 🙏🙏🙏

Tomorrow we will get our second dose of the Covid Vaccine. Unfortunately a storm is coming in this afternoon and we are going to get a significant amount of snow so the roads may be a bit dicey.  We made our appointment mid day incase this happened.

Happy to read you are getting your first shot SANDY! I wish you well!

SHIRLEY, happy to read you are scheduled for your first cataract surgery.  We thank you for sharing the wonderful news from Regina, regarding Gloria.  Our prayers certainly were answered!  I hope she will be able to join in very soon.  We sure have missed you GLORIA!   Excited to read you have a true to be put together....I am sorry I missed anything you might have said about it.....as I am curious where you found one to buy? 

JOY, nice to see your post.  Glad you are doing better.  Keep it up!

JANE, I am not much for pumpkin pie, so I did not take your piece of pie because someone else will enjoy it much more than I would.  Thank you for sharing! 

AMY, every thing seems good in your life...keep it up! 

Best run.....we are keeping Dave and Michele's dog for a few days and she wants to play.....lucky me! 

Have a good day.

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


my first shot went fast and well... second in
three weeks .... 

so far so good. 
Best wishes to all  .. 


My Karma just ran over my Dogma !


Hello Everyfriend!  I'm on my way to bed.  It's been a long day and I can't say I'm sorry to see it ending.  Getting up at 5:30 is for the birds....REALLY!

Today was a gorgeous almost Spring-like day.  The sun shone; the ice melted and the temperature reached 49!

I made my trip to Davy's and I sure do love that place.  I got some nice tomatoes, some apples, homemade bread, 2 whoopie pies for a treat, fresh grapes, spices and other stuff.

Tomorrow is National Chili Day and I'm going to celebrate it.  I have the ground beef out of the freezer and into the fridge to thaw and everything that was in the cupboard is sitting on the counter waiting to be used.  It's one of Frankie's fave meals too so she'll get some to take home with her when she picks up Cooper after work tomorrow.

SANDY, how's your arm?  Any reaction?  Mine was fine!

Now I'm going to head for the haystack!  My eyes are half way closed right now!  I hear the zzzzzs hollering for me and I'm sure I'm going to sleep well tonight.  It's been a long time since I got up at 5:30 and stayed up for the day!

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

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Happy your vaccine went well, SANDY.  Which one did you receive?  We got Moderna .
Goodnight EVERYFRIEND.....sleep well......Jenny
🦋 Jenny
"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone . well I had a pretty good night's sleep. I forgot to Look at the tattle tail to see how  Many hours it say's. I got. the other day I tripped and fell and skinned my Rt. Knee, that is the one that has the knee replacement. in It. I think I will go to V A and have them check it out today.
when My g grand son was climbing up on my Lap it hurt a lot. He likes to set on my Lap and watch T V. he want's to watch different animals cows pigs and or horses. it is quality time for me and him together. have A good day.



Good morning..

 At least it is not snowing.....yet!! I am going to coast today as yesterday was busy! Part of the roof was raked, then I had my dance with Mr SB...after that I did laundry and made bread!

Today I need to take the van in for an oil  change then home to pick up hubby a head to the bookkeepers and drop off the tax papers. After that I am only coasting :))

Sandy way to go!! Nice to have that done to have some relief.

Joy, always a blessing to see you ..we are one day closer to Spring where we can enjoy the nice weather.

Jenny, I think Michele is a trooper. She doesn't give up and keeps one foot ahead of the other..she is a fighter for sure .As always prayers for her and the family.
Lloyd, hope your knee is ok. I think you and Kyle are buddies as he fell the other day going into the lumber store and skinned his right knee. What are we going to do with you two men??

Better take a peek outside and see if Mr SB and I have a date..

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


HAPPY NATIONAL CHILI DAY, EVERYFRIEND!!  I'm up and attem!  Have to get my day started before Cooper arrives at 9:30.  I want to get some cole slaw made this morning and the meat browned for the chili.

Then I need to do a load of laundry so I have something to wear and something to sleep in during the coming days and nights.

JENNY, AMY is definitely right about Michele!  She is a fighter and a trooper!  She just keeps on keeping on!  It's a pleasure to keep her in my prayers and I'm sure God is on her side!


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

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Sorry I've been absent for a couple of days but I've been busy.  Finally was able to get an appointment to have the car inspected and David spent yesterday afternoon doing that.  Thankfully, all was OK and it passed.  Now I can send off the money to the Motor Vehicle for the tax and fees and that will be off my mind.  One more thing I can cross off the list.  Now I must think about filling out Income Tax forms.  I am really NOT looking forward  to that.

Grocery pick-up today and that should take care of the big running-around chores for the week.  It is a bright, sunny day so all should go well.  Rain is supposed to come in again tomorrow.

I'm so glad to hear that some of you are beginning to get your Covid shots.  I'm due to get my second shot next Monday.  It will be a relief to get that behind me.  David will get his 2nd shot on the 9th.

Take care, All.


Good Morning Everyone!!

I am feeling ok this morning... My
Covid shot arm is a little sore and
I do feel like I am coming down with
a cold,  but other wise,  I  am A OK!!

This all happened so fast.  I got the phone
call yesterday morning[, for me to
get to an afternoon appointment..
Since my daughter  Erin now has a good
car,  I accepted and was off the the races!!!

In thg meantime,  Covid is sneaking
its way thru my Grand kids..  some have
it some have not. 

All is well.  I am happy and the kids
are happy too,  now that I have
started my treatment.  Us old folks
need to be safer by getting the vaccine. 

Have a good day Everyone. 

My Karma just ran over my Dogma !


I've started a post several times but before I could get the size/color/etc attached the phone would ring or something & lost the post. I am not keeping on track these days.

My appointment for first visit with surgeon was March 30 but I told them I could be there if they had a cancelation with only a couple hours or 24 hours notice. I hated to wait so late knowing it would be a long stretch between eyes & then getting the glasses made before I could hit the road.

When they called it was with less than 24 hour notice but I made it. Now is panic time  :o  :-\   Got the appointment already with the  optometrist that will test for the glasses. I've never worn glasses to read but have worn for driving since 1984 so opted for the same pattern.

About the trug.... one son wanted to build but other son looked up online & ordered. All 3 kids will put it together probably when daughter comes to haul me around for cataract surgery. They will get time together (like kids) and Mom will make sure plenty of their fav foods. I have all the instruction links from Amy bookmarked so hopefully it will be set for planting mid March!

So happy to hear about the shots already given, makes me feel safer since I don't dare.

Jenny, sorry Michele is having more problems. So tough for her but I've always felt situations like hers can be even harder for everyone that loves the patient.... so little we can do to make life easier/better so our heart bleeds.

Phyllis, I'm also struggling with putting tax papers together... tax man answered my phone call from hospital bed... Covid!  All I can do is wait & hope he comes thru okay since he is the only one that has done my taxes since Cas died!  Too many directions for my brain to cope.... Should be making appointment for check up with Dr before cataract surgery. Allergies already on full flow... and I can't take anything to slow down the nose during surgery. Panic time! 


Here is a toe tapper with a smile thrown in for good measure...............


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donklan , thank you!!! This sure is a toe tapper! I just love Celtic Thunder.They are tie with Il Divo in my mind.

I also enjoy these..



Thank you again.....nice rest for a moment :)

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 Afternoon,

Can't believe it's already after noon!  I know I didn't start very early but hadn't realized the rest of the morning had gone so fast.

Reason is that I've been asked to submit a family story (essay?) for the museum archives in my hometown.  This is the sort of thing I love to do and have been gathering material/pictures all morning.  Have also "organized" (so to speak) the 3 ring binder I use for making notes and writing drafts for this sort of thing, which I have done about other family members.  Head is buzzing with ideas for organizing; hope that continues.

Shirley,  I am so proud of you for scheduling the cataract surgery!!!!
And so glad to read the news about Gloria. 

Sandy and others,  so glad the first covid shot has gone well for you.  I haven't been able to get in to find a site and make an appointment on the one web site this county has available to access for information.  I know there aren't any sites in my part of town and I'm not comfortable driving myself all over the city.  Neither will I ask anyone to take me miles and miles - as some have done. I personally know people who have literally driven a 200 mile round trip for the first shot - and will have to do so again for their second one.
If/when this county gets its act together about making it easy to make contact for appointments I will do so.

Jane, do you put beans in your chili?  Hispanic neighbor in Leadville said her Mexican family never did - and I prefer it that way.
Someone can have my slice of pumpkin pie, too.
Haven't heard of whoopie pies in a long time.  Hubby used to love the "bought" ones; I don't think I ever tried to make them.

Jenny, I agree that Michele is a fighter and am praying all goes well for her.
I think your cold front is coming this way but will run out of snow before it gets here.
 Weather guru said we "only" got a bit more than an inch of actual moisture from the 10+ inches of snow last week because it was so "dry" (they kept saying "fluffy"  ;D ). I remember sons being unhappy because they got wet out in the snow here instead of just brushing it off like they could in Leadville.

Guess I'd better see what's going on in the rest of my little world and tummy is mentioning "lunch".

Hope Everyfriend is finding something to enjoy about today.


Don, thank you for Celtic Thunder! I had never heard of them and spent some time browsing through and bookmarking their various performances!

I'm surprised as I thought that the organized health centers' home program was national. They're the ones who enabled me to have my shot by coming here. I, too, had no reaction, for which I was glad as I tend to be the odd one out. Here they were at various mall pharmacies, health centers, and a large convention center. I recently learned that they are very close to approving a single-shot vaccination.

Dr. Fauci has said that masks and other protocols will be needed through this year due to misinformation and anti-vaxxers. I hope they have a more comprehensive program put in place as I understand that COVID-19 and SARs are not going anywhere, and these shots will become like the annual flu shots.


Patricia, I edited my post to say "the one web site this county has available to access for information".
Lots of complaints about that as well as issues trying to call the number listed.

There are "mega sites" at various hospitals and other large venues but none near me.

I like the idea of the single-shot but it hasn't been mentioned in Oklahoma.


Callie, I have relatives and friends in Iowa, Utah, Florida, and Texas, where the vaccinations have slowed or even stopped entirely for different reasons. I've also been told that many healthcare workers aren't getting the shots because even tho they work with vulnerable populations, they, the workers, are generally underpaid with very little sick leave. They HAVE to work each day they can. Johnson's single-dose vaccination is close to approval, https://www.yahoo.com/news/j-js-coronavirus-shot-could-172706542.html

This is why we've needed a comprehensive, nationwide program that can address all these various issues.


CALLIE, I did put the beans in the Chili way back when I first started making it because I like them.  When I was married, my new husband claimed to like chili but when I made it, he always ate around the beans.  When my kids came along they were supposed to take a "No Thank You" helping of anything they really didn't like and they were pretty good about that.  It had to be at least 3 bites and some of them learned to like things they thought they didn't like. 

As time passed, my husband still managed to eat around the beans in the chili so the kids decided that it was OK if they did too.  I decided to stop putting the beans in.

Many years later, when my son lived alone and so did I, he decided that it was a good idea for us to have 2 meals a week together.  One I would cook and one he would manage.  Sometimes, on his part it was take out from a place we both liked.  Sometimes we went out together, and sometimes he cooked.  He's a pretty good cook.  One night after we had Chili.  He said, "Why did you ever stop putting the beans in the chili?"  It turns out he likes them, too.  So I started putting them back in.  Now, that was a very long answer to your question.  I hope it wasn't too boring. 

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Jane, not boring at all!!! Loved it!

Local son and I had the same arrangement every two weeks when his wife gets a manicure after work. That got messed up during our Weather Spell and this week may have been the next time. Apparently we both lost track and it didn't happen. I don't even remember whose turn it is.
Guess I should offer to cook next week. ;)



AMY....Thanks for the additional links....and DITTO on Il Divo :thumbup:

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SHIRLEY....I'm glad to hear you are going ahead with your cataract removal.  If your result  is similar to mine, you are going to feel like a thin smear of vaseline was removed. 

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Time to hit the hay..

I did have a break dance with Mr SB as the plow had put a windrow of wet snow at the head of the driveway.
Took a loaf of bread to our neighbour and we exchanged loaves!! She felt up to making bread!!

Tomorrow it is another early start. Grocery store for 7 am then to the lumber yard.......home drop off lumber and groceries  (don't need much ...just milk and some produce.  Then back into town to take a lady to  get her groceries and to the bank. We may try a garbage run if time and weather permits.

I loved reading the dates Callie and Jane had/have with their sons....special times for sure.

donklan, you're welcome..

AS Janie would say I am all in but my boot laces.

Good night, sleep tight and yes don't let the bed bugs bite :)
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


Yep, AMY, I'm all in but my "shoe strings", too, and they're comin' in fast!  Soooooooo......

Good Night Everyfriend!  I'm heading for the haystack!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free, snow-free, warmer tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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donklan,  just now had time to listen to the toe-tapping music.  Thank you for sharing.  It was great!