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Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2018

Started by so_P_bubble, June 30, 2018, 11:50:17 pm

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This is a bit long but I thought it was worth reading and so decided to share it with you all:

I spent the week before my daughter's June wedding running last-minute trips to the caterer, florist, tuxedo shop, and the church about forty miles away.   As happy as I was that Patsy was marrying a good Christian young man, I felt laden with responsibilities as I watched my budget dwindle . . So many details, so many bills, and so little time. My son Jack was away at college, but he said he would be there to walk his younger sister down the aisle, taking the place of his dad who had died a few years before. He teased Patsy, saying he'd wanted to give her away since she was about three years old!
  To save money, I gathered blossoms from several friends who had large magnolia trees. Their luscious, creamy-white blooms and slick green leaves would make beautiful arrangements against the rich dark wood inside the church.
  After the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding, we banked the podium area and choir loft with magnolias. As we left just before midnight, I felt tired but satisfied this would be the best wedding any bride had ever had! The music, the ceremony, the reception - and especially the flowers - would be remembered for years.
  The big day arrived - the busiest day of my life - and while her bridesmaids helped Patsy to dress, her fianc? Tim walked with me to the sanctuary to do a final check. When we opened the door and felt a rush of hot air, I almost fainted; and then I saw them - all the beautiful white flowers were black.  Funeral black!  An electrical storm during the night had knocked out the air conditioning system, and on  that hot summer day the flowers had wilted and died. I panicked, knowing I didn't have time to drive back to our home town, gather more flowers, and return in time for the wedding.
  Tim turned to me. "Edna, can you get more flowers? I'll throw away these dead ones and put fresh flowers in these arrangements."

        I mumbled, "Sure," as he be-bopped down the hall to put on his cuff links.
          Alone in the large sanctuary, I looked up at the dark wooden beams in the arched ceiling. "Lord," I prayed, "please help me. I don't know anyone in this town. Help me find someone willing to give me flowers - in a hurry!" I scurried out praying for four things: the blessing of white magnolia;courage to find them in an unfamiliar yard, safety from any dog that may bite my leg, and a nice person who would not get out a shotgun when I asked to cut his tree to shreds.
          As I left the church, I saw magnolia trees in the distance.    I approached a house... No dog in sight. I knocked on the door and an older man answered. So far so good . . . No shotgun. When I stated my plea the man beamed, "I'd be happy to!"
          He climbed a stepladder and cut large boughs and handed them down to me. Minutes later, as I lifted the last armload into my car trunk, I said, "Sir, you've made the mother of a bride happy today."
          "No, Maam," he said. "You don't understand what's happening here."
          "What?" I asked.
          "You see, my wife of sixty-seven years died on Monday. On Tuesday I received friends at the funeral home, and on Wednesday....? He paused. I saw tears welling up in his eyes. "On Wednesday I buried her."  He looked away. "On Thursday most of my out-of-town relatives went back home, and on Friday - yesterday - my children left."
          I nodded.
          "This morning," he continued, "I was sitting in my den crying out loud. I miss her so much. For the last sixteen years, as her health got worse, she  needed me. But now nobody needs me. This morning I cried, 'Who needs an eighty-six-year-old wore-out man? Nobody!' I began to cry louder. 'Nobody needs me!' About that time, you knocked, and said, "Sir, I need you."
          I stood with my mouth open.
          He asked, "Are you an angel? The way the light shone around your head into my dark living room..."
          I assured him I was no angel.
          He smiled. "Do you know what I was thinking when I handed you those magnolias?"

                "I decided I'm needed. My flowers are needed. Why,  I might have a flower ministry! I could give them to everyone! Some caskets at the funeral home have no flowers. People need flowers at times like that and I have lots of them. They're all over the backyard! I can give them to hospitals, churches - all sorts of places. You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to serve the Lord until the day He calls me home!"
                  I drove back to the church, filled with wonder.  On Patsy's wedding day, if anyone had asked me to encourage someone who was hurting, I would have said, "Forget it! It's my only daughter's wedding, for goodness' sake! There is no way I can minister to anyone today."
                  But God found a way. Through dead flowers.
                  "Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."

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Good morning everyone, had rain during the night and a cooler 66° this morning. Nothing planned for today, CNA will be here at noon. The witch is on vacation and all is peaceful here. We could have high surf along the shoreline because of the hurricane at the end of the week and weekend. I am loving my new Keurig, so easy and fast and a good HOT cup of coffee. Whether with the coffee I put in the separate filter or a K cup it is good.

AMY  did not realize I missed a day posting. Getting senile in my old age? Hope not. Think I need a vacation or a change of scene for awhile? Then again it is too hard going anywhere these days. The only time I will eat potato skin is when baked and the skin is crispy and lots of butter.

JANE  how about wearing those sun glasses over your glasses? I know too much weight on the nose and ears. I tried that. I also tried those clip on sunglasses but scratched the lens edges. Seemed like every job I had I drove east in the morning and west going home.

SHIRLEY  about the only time I am out in the sun now is walking around outside and I just look down when walking toward the sun, if in a car I can just shut my eyes, that is if I trust the one driving.

DON  it is hard moving from a place you made home and moving to senior housing. Don't know how it is where you live but here it can take years to get into a good one. One lady who lived here had her name in a place for 4 years before they had an opening. The tenants in the one where I am are all very nice and when a person is not seen for a couple of days someone will knock on their door to check on them.

JANE ouch hope your knee and walking is not as painful today. Believe me I know how t feel to have pain walking bur it is not my knee. Do have an ace bandage to wrap you knee in?

JENNY  looks like the crazies all over drive like the roads are dry whether it is snow, ice or rain. Now to get the help needed at home for your Dad. Give him a hug and a welcome home from us.

AMY  surprising when  perfect radish bites you back.  Take a few to just enjoy and all of a sudden it is like a hot pepper, full of bite.

LARRY  my daughter has to keep a cooler in their vehicle when they go food shopping. Takes them an hour to get home. Right now she has stopped buying ice cream because by the time they get home it is beginning to melt even with those ice packed in the cooler. They have tried many different coolers and find the one they are using is the best one. Driving in close to 100° for an hour even with AC in the car  it gets hot after an hour. Love the story you posted.

It has taken me 3 hours to post this, think I am really slowing down. Have a good and cool day.

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Good morning.   Just stopping by to say Hello !

Nothing exciting happening in my little corner of the world.

I am glad to read that Jenny found her dad doing well.  I am sure he will improve even more since he is back home. 

Don, do hope you will find a place that you like.  Big decisions,  I know.

Jane, do hope you didn't do anything too serious to your knee.   

Larry,  I am planning on doing some laundry later today, also.   It is not a favorite job of mine, and I have been putting it off for a while now.  I did do 2 loads last week, and still have  a few more loads waiting for me.  Good thing that I have a lot of clothes.  LOL  We did just get new washers and dryers for all the laundry rooms in our building, and the price went up, also.  I just hate to have to pay to do laundry.  That is one of the things I miss from when I had my condo.  You would think I would have been used to it by now, after  11 years.  LOL    But, it is what it is.  Just have to get to it sooner or later.

It is a pretty sunny morning, but chilly when I first get up.  I think they are calling for more of the 90º  to return by the week end.  At least, the humidity is a lot lower. 

Gloria, I think we are expecting some part of the hurricane that is heading up the east coast in the next couple days.  Hopefully, it will be gone by the weekend.   I think they said it will affect the beach areas more than coming inland.   I am glad you like your Keurig coffee maker.  I like mine, and especially good for making a quick cup of tea, also.   I do like the flavored coffee, also.  Especially the hazelnut flavor. 

Hope all the friends here will have a good Wednesday.



My knee is a bit swollen and they took xrays and she wants me to see an orthopedist tomorrow.  They made the appt. and in the meantime, I ice it 3 times a day and try to stay off it. 

Staying off it isn't a problem because it doesn't hurt when I'm sitting...only when I try to get up and then when I walk. 

JOY, I was wondering about too, GLORIA. 

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Good Afternoon,

JaneS,   OUCH!  Sorry about your knee.  Glad you went to the dr. and are seeing an orthopedist tomorrow.   Good luck. 

Jenny,  glad you made it to Phoenix and found your Dad in such good spirits.  My niece had posted pix of the "haboobs' (3 of them!) that "attacked" their house.  The sky looked wicked!

Don,  wishing you well on your search for the right place to live.  More and more of my friends are moving to various levels of Senior Living.  Have only heard one complain - but she tends to complain about everything anyway.

Larry,  there's a wonderful facility here called "The Meadows" that was founded by a local woman with a "challenged" adult child.  It provides employment for those who aren't able to work in a public  business.
One of their services is document shredding. Individuals can take theirs to the shredding place but they also pick up items from businesses.   
I've taken things there and was impressed.

There's enough of a breeze this morning to make it pleasant to be out and about - although I wouldn't want to spend time in the direct sun.
So....I have filled the car gas tank,  picked up a med refill, gotten the car washed - and am home in time for lunch.   :thumbup:

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere a Wonderful Wednesday.

June Drabek

Just in to say Goodnight. No problems here except the foot. Didn't bother Gary with the foot.....he is one busy man. I can email the complaint to him. J]

Janie, I sure hope your foot problem will be easy to solve. You do not need to be laid up with it...those doggies alone need you to be active.

So Off I go to bed and book...oh darn...I need to brush my teeth, take off the patch and wash that area, then I can hit the bed. Good night all. God Bless you and heal your needs. Hugs, Love and Prayers. June.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


We had another doozy of a storm here again tonight.  We had power but Cox Cable was out, so no internet!  The news just started so Cable is now on.  They said Sun City received nearly two inches of rain.  The lightening and thunder was terrific. 

I must get to bed as I did not sleep that well last night as I  worried I might not hear dad if he needed me.  Now he is in bed and I need to be too. 

Dad had a great day.  His home care nurse is to come tomorrow and I am anxious to hear how they think his incision and bed sore are doing.  The only thing he is not doing well is trying to stay off of his tailbone where the bed sore is.  I sure hope it is not much worse. 

I must post this..... I fell asleep and I sur3 do not want to loose this.

Pleasant dreams to all.


Lloyd Hammond

well we had 100º + higher heat index yesterday no rain in sight for several day's.
Larry that was a good tear jerker. I talked with peter a while ago on skype ,
maybe we can some time do a three way on it. that would be neat. he alf and I have done that in the past. our credit union wanted to start charging us $5. a month for a paper statement but still free to go on line and see and or print our own copie. so grand Daughter came over and set it up where we can just click on it and it comes up. stay in and stay cool everyone.
JaneS take  a cup of water and a cup of vinegar in a one gallon zip lock  bag, put it in freezer, wont feze but gets ice cold and lays close and easy on it. that is what our nurse friend told us to do on my swollen leg. works well, Have a great day.



Good morning everyone...

Another lovely day here but we sure could use rain. Grass is crispy and brown. Not sure what is happening today may head to the city to get hubby out and about.

Larry, thank you ,enjoyed reading that
Jane hope your knee feels better this morning .

Gloria, that is the way I also like my potato skin but with garlic powder on it too!

Joy, I like it when nothing exciting happens but it usually doesn't last long.

Jenny, what about getting Dad a ring cushion, would that help his tail bone?

Callie, my vehicles needs washed  but with all the road construction and they wet the roads it seems a lost cause.

Enjoy your day everyone..
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


July 12, 2018, 07:56:46 am #159 Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 08:38:28 am by Shirley
I enjoyed your story, Larry, a "feel good" moment, for sure.

I've been trying to login on the old computer... it had a big Windows update & often gets cranky after.  Would not let me in so
I e-mailed Bubble for help.  Happened to think maybe this new laptop may not have had the same issue.... so I don't know if
Bubble bailed me out or just that old relic giving up. 

Jenny, hope your father keeps doing better every day & if he hasn't tried "the ring".... I know Cas kept one handy after every hospital stay, those bedsores are miserable.  It was my elbows that got sore on my 8 day stay....  :o

Lawn mow day so better get moving, curious if the other computer will let me into Friends now.... so will delay breakfast a few more minutes to give it a try.  Wishing all a "Terrific Thursday".... gotcha, Callie!
   (I think that is Terrific Tuesday?)

Not sure if Bubble fixed the problem (thank you, B)... or if restart did it, or even those little cyber curers... old computer working!


Good morning everyone, nice morning at 62°. Too bad it takes hours after sunset to cool off. Would be great to sleep with the window open again.

JOY  price of the washers & dryers here just went up to $2.25 a load. I make sure I have a full load every time my CNA coes the laundry. I know a few here who wash almost every day and only small batches. T oday some of the beaches here will be closed because of riptides from that hurricane. Amazing how far away those storms affect those huge waves that  are rolling in this morning that just showed on the news.

JANE  have you got a can to try and keep weight off your leg when you have to walk? Hope you do not have to wait long for the orthopedist. Good luck.

JENNY  it is pretty hard staying off your tailbone. Any time we sit unless we have one of those donuts and even laying on your back. No fun.

AMY  I am not a fan of garlick  and use very little in certain food, lie a roast pork and my spaghetti sauce. Nothing much exciting ever happens here.

Just got a call from my son. he is on his way bringing some things from his garden.
Have a good day.

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Hi Everyone.  I am late getting here this morning as have been busy with other matters.  I made a quick trip to Walmart while it was still cool.  I needed a couple more men's summer shirts so looked in the men's department and found two on the clearance rack that were marked for $7 and $7.88.  When I checked out one rang up for $3 and one for $5, what a nice buy.  I was able to ride the electric cart so didn't wear myself out doing the shopping.

At 12:45 this afternoon Pat is meeting three other ladies from our Sunday School class who also have birthday's in July.  They are going to have lunch at Ruby Tuesdays.  I will take her and then think I will go to a BBQ restaurant up the road for my lunch and then stop at the library, which is close by and wait for her call.  I haven't been tot he library for a long time.  That is going to do it for today.

Gloria, I thought you would enjoy the Keurig as I know that we do.  If you like tea it is also a quick way to make it with the little pods.  For awhile we used an insert with little paper filters and canned coffee but have given that up for the ease of the pods as I see you have done.  We have former neighbors living in Ohio in a retirement community.  They have a little flip out strip that they can flip out each morning to let the staff know they are OK that day.  Otherwise one of the staff checks on them.  I thought that was a really good idea.  Of course now many use the alert buttons if they need help.  I can see why your daughter would use a cooler in her truck when shopping. 

Joy, I don't mind helping with the clothes laundering and just folded a load of towels and other items this morning.  What annoys me is getting them out of the dryer and always having some things drop on the floor and having to bend over to pick them up.  We do have a grabber in the laundry room but I usually have my hand full.  Not life's biggest problem. Like you I would not enjoy not having our own laundry as we went through this with Stacey and sometimes just brought her laundry out to our house to do, which wasn't convenient either. 

Jane, glad you didn't have to wait weeks to see the specialist. 

Callie, what is a "haboobs"?  I am guessing it is the dust storms they had in the Phoenix area.  There was a similar place where "challenged" adults could live and work in the county we moved from.  They are apparently great piece workers because they do the same task exactly the same way all the time.  It must also give them a great deal of satisfaction to work and also earn some money. 

June, hope you had a good nights sleep. 

Jenny, that rain must have caused a lot of flooding since that area is to flat.  I hope you got a better nights sleep last night than the night before.  You might check into getting a special cushion that has air cells that change the pressure as a person moves just a bit.  We had one of those in the wheelchair my day had and I still have it.  It is not powered and it just has a hand pump. 

Lloyd, that is a pretty steep monthly charge.  So far the credit unions here have not instituted such a charge.  One of the two we use had a fee if you didn't write enough online bill pays but have dropped it. Perhaps one of these days we can do the three way conversation.  Peter has sent me a couple of great links showing travel videos.  In the past we have used a gallon plastic bag filling it half and half with water and rubbing alcohol.  It freezes but not solid and fits around a knee or arm or on a back well.  The ice is sort of slushy.  The water and vinegar sounds similar.  We always double bagged it in case the first bag's seal were to open up. 

Amy, we need rain also and there is a chance we may get some this afternoon.  If not I will turn on my sprinkler system for it to water tonight after dark. 

Shirley, the last Windows 10 update took quite awhile to complete.  Glad to see your old computer now OK.   Hospital sheets certainly aren't the softest thing around.   

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Hello Everyfriend!  I just got back from the orthopedist and he showed me the exray that my dr. took yesterday.  After some probing and some discussion and more looks at the xray, he asked me if it hurt badly enough to need a shot in it.  I told him that the ice has had some effect and that I thought I could do without a shot and that I opted out of painkiller pills also.  I seem to have a high tolerance for pain and I'd rather know if it's worse or better naturally than put a lot of stuff in my system that I don't need.  So we left it a "Call us if you change your mind." 

It actually feels better today than yesterday and I think, bearing in mind what he told me, it's healing. 

It really seemed odd to be seeing the son of the first orthopedic dr I saw 40 years ago! 

Good news from JENNY and I'm hoping they've found some relief for the bed sore. 

Gonna go take a nap now.  I have 15 half pints of balck raspberries canned and I put the black raspberries for syrup in the freezer and Ill try to tend to them over the weekend.  I need more small jars and I have a coupon for $1.50 off on a dozen so that's good.

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June Drabek

July 12, 2018, 08:48:02 pm #163 Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 08:51:41 pm by June Drabek
Janie, I'm glad you didn't have bad news from your young doctor.And hopefully your body will do the healing without medication.

I was hoping to hear something from Lloyds friend on his search for a care facility. I'm so happy with where I live, I wish everyone could have the same.

My foot is still painful, but if I don't do too much walking it doesn't hurt much.  There are lots of exercises I can do for myself that don't involve walking, and these exercises still use the muscles and keep the blood flowing.

Tomorrow is housekeeping day....deep cleaning it is called, every other week. It involves vacuuming...moving furniture when possible to clean under it, scrubbing bathroom and shower, etc. Every week we have our sheets and towels changed, and bathroom and shower scoured. I have several signs I  post,  saying, "no dusting". Like the shelves where I have my delicate pieces, shelves where I have my plants, and my computer desk. Those I take care of myself, when I feel like it.

I am so thankful those young boys and their leader were finally rescued from that cave. That must have been a horrible ordeal, and will take some of them years to overcome what they had to endure.

Time to think about some supper. I did take a walk around our gardens and then the hallways on our three floors. The hallways are carpeted heavily so easier on the feet than the cement sidewalks, and it is impossible to walk our grass areas with my four wheeled cart. Life is good and I am thankful for every new day God gives us. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Good Night, Everyfriend.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Another great day. 

Dad had a shower this morning that went very well.  Bob stayed in the room to assist him. 

Early afternoon Bob took dad to get the staples out of his hip.  His wound looks great.

Visiting nurse came this afternoon to assess dad’s needs for medical care.  We will hear back from her soon as to the plan. 

A donut to sit on was purchased this morning, and I thank you all for your suggestions.

Heading to bed early tonight.  Pleasant dreams to all.



Good morning everyone.

Cloudy day here, sure hope that means rain! We are under a no fire ban and other areas are also.

We did go to the city and I picked up a telescoping ramp for the dogs to use, now to just get them used to it. Picked up a few special at Giant Tiger and came home. Had everything put away when the phone rang and it was my hair dresser wondering where I was as I should have been there!! Turns out she had put the appointment in her book but forgot to tell me!! Everything worked out well and by the time I got home I was done in.

Jenny, happy to read that your Dad is doing ok.....tell him to keep up the good work as you know a lot of ladies that will just nag at him if he doesn't :2funny:

Jane hope there is no pain in your leg today.

I need to meet a lady in town so will make this short and be back latter.

Enjoy your day everyone..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up but definitely not attem.  I've already had 2 episodes of dizziness and I think it's time I insist on seeing the dr. for that.  It's probably what caused me to stumble and hurt my leg and I'm very lucky I didn't fall. 

JENNY it all sounds like good news from your dad and I can almost hear the relief in your message.  I'm so happy for all of you. 

Enjoy your day everyone and make it your best yet.

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Hi Everyone.  We had a delightful half hour rain late yesterday afternoon and more rain and possible storms are in the forecast for today.  It will be in the high 80's today, which will be a relief from the high 90's we had yesterday. Yesterday Pat had a great time having the special luncheon with six other ladies in our Sunday School Class with July birthday.  It sounds like they kept each others ear busy and they visited for almost 3 hours.   I enjoyed quiet time with my lunch at the BBQ restaurant and then sitting in the library reading a couple of newspapers.  This morning the housekeeper will be here.  I have an 11:40 appointment with my new cardiologist. I am anxious to meet him.  I will stop on the way back at Costco to pick up a couple of items.  That will be it for today. 

Jane, glad you didn't need further treatment from the orthopedist.  Undoubtedly your knee will get better on a daily basis.  For years we went to the same dentist and he died suddenly of a heart attack.  His on had joined the practice a couple of years earlier and we liked him or he became our dentist until he decided to give up the practice and stay home with a new child as his wife had a good job and apparently made more than he did.  I have no idea whether he has gone back into practice or not.  It sounds like you are going to be able to enjoy black raspberries all winter.  Those must be pretty small jars.  As I think about it we have some that size that work well to store small amounts of leftovers in. 

June, glad you are still doing the exercises that don't require walking.  I have been tracking how many steps I get in each day and it is usually about 3/4th of a mile.  I want to keep my legs strong but just can't do very much walking at one time.  Glad to read you were up to doing some walking yesterday. 

Jenny, that sounds like a very encouraging report on how your dad is doing.  I bet the shower felt good for him.  I hope he can find some comfort with the donut to sit on.  I hope you are getting good sleep now and feeling rested to start each day. 

Amy, where will you be using the telescoping ramp for your dogs?   A good thing your hairdresser called you to finally let you know of your appointment.  Sometimes ESP just doesn't communicate things very well. 

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Good morning everyone a nice 64° this morning. Yesterday's temperature was as perfect as one could want. Busy day yesterday, #1 son alled and said he would be over and he came with 2 summer squash and 2 zucchini, nice small ones, from his garden. He stayed 2 hours (surprising) and he was in a talkative mood. Enjoyed. Then my CNA came and she cooked the fresh produce for me with peppers and tomatoes but I added the seasoning. She had a little of it with me and enjoyed it. Half hour after she left I had a visit from the case manager from my insurance. Once a year they check up on everyone. Always ask if they can do anything.

LARRY  My son bought me some Kcups when he bought the Keurig and also the flter for loose  coffee. I have 2 cans of coffee that I want to use up. So fast getting a cup of coffee in the morning now. The staff here s the witch, her slave and the maintenance man-he is the only one that is good. This is only a senior living place, as long as we can take care of ourselves and follow the rules they do not care about us as long as the rent is paid on time. Get yourself one of those long handled grabbers and you will not have to bend over to pick thing up from the floor. I have one but seldom have to use it.

JANE  glad the doctor left it up to you for the shot or the pills. I have been to one whe gave me a shot before I had any say in it. I always had a high tolerance for pain but these days there is no letting up for it, pills no longer do anything and I will not take them more than prescribed. I have aa dozen jelly jars I no longer use. I thought of sending them to my daughter but they might all break the way they toss boxes around even when fragile is stamped all over the box.

JUNE  sorry your foot  is hurting for so long.

JENNY  glad your Dad is doing so good.

AMY  hope today is easier for you.

Have a good day.

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June Drabek

Jenny, you are Blessed to have a good man like your Bob. Not many men would be that caring for their father in law.It is shameful in this modern day for anyone to have a bed sore. That is pure neglect by the nursing staff.Whenever someone is bed ridden……even for a short time, they should be physically and regularly turned to their side to avoid bed sores. if necessary they can be balanced with pillows. In this day of modern medicine, it surprised me to hear about your father.

I went to the Red Hatters singing this morning. we are going to sing to those in the Memory Care building on Monday, they are a darling group of folks, then onTues. we will sing at the Health care building, and on Friday we will sing for our folks in the Fireside Lounge..what I call our Club house.

Janie, do find out about the dizziness. I started out that way, then started fainting. It was dlagosed as small strokes, now that was canceled out and it is my heart at fault. It fails to pump enough blood to the brain, consequently….I faint. I think you are wise to pursue your symptoms.

Larry, my housekeeper was here this morning and shined everything up. We always have a good chat session too, and she starts the day with a warm hug. Gof has sure blessed me, and my son too, for having my move here. How I pray Lloyds English friend will find something equal.

Gloria, I am so happy you had that nice long visit with your son. I always feel so cheered when my Gary comes for Bible Class. He and Dori both are so busy with their church work, I try not to interfere in their life style. Dan and Nancy live up in No. Ca. so they only drive down once a year, in the late fall. Dan has had surgery on his foot, and they are talking about possible hip surgery now, but he wants to avoid it if possible, so they may have to skip this years visit. We are always o the internet with one another tho, and that is almost as good as a visit, except for the hugs.

Almost time to go down for lunch so I will close with hugs and love. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.


I got an appt to see a dr. in the clinic where I go.  My regular one was off today but they gave me someone I really liked.  He's been at this clinic for more than 20 years and he seems to know a lot of things to check about dizziness.  I did not have an ear infection but he did a bunch of tests then said he wanted to try a maneuver that sometimes works to fix a certain problem.  He did it and it fixed my problem almost immediately.  I had one more very short, very mild session and nothing more since.

I also had a nice surprise!  I was just finishing my lunch when the phone rang and it was a assessor/workman from the Electric Company.  I had applied for help sometime back and they said they would be in touch.  Today was the day.  He checked a lot of things and I got a water saver on one of my bathroom faucets, the coils cleaned on my A/C, new light bulbs all over the house, the coils on my fridge cleaned, a gas detector installed, the pipes wrapped on my water heater, a lot of reading material and good advice and I'm getting a new freezer!  NO CHARGE!  Oh yes, he gave me the brush he used to clean the fridge coils.  And I found out I can budget my electric bill so I know what it will be each month.  All in all, a very good day!

I hope your are all having good days, too!

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Janie,  I am  :nanadance:   :cheer:  and :excited:  at the news of your Very Good Day!

When the doctor did the maneuver, did he mention something called BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO ? 

Also excited about all the help you're getting with the electric items.

This has, indeed, been a Fabulous Friday for you.   

Lloyd Hammond

Hello well it has not ben a good day. first half was alright . we went to sam's club and got some food to eat. too hot to go to shop is now 97º out side.
so I have been watching western's on TV . am going the kitchen and get some of that food now. my computer locked up and wanted a pass word, would not accept what I had. two hours struggling finely got a message through to them to call on the phone with a coda to make it work, hope that is a permanent fix.
stay in and stay cool.



Well, Larry, you mentioned a hefty update for Windows 10.... UNDERSTATEMENT!  It's bee working on the NEW computer for about
3 hours & not done yet!  Just keeps telling me "don't turn off your computer".......and haven't been sitting right by it but know it has
restarted several times so far.    :knuppel2: :tickedoff:  Can't imagine how this old one will handle that... it started out as Win 98 & upgraded a couple times & finally Windows just said it was going to up grade to Win 10 (like it or not). I get bullied all the time.  :tissue:

Janie, I agree with Callie, you have had one Fab Friday!  I started to tell you what I've done that worked when my knee does what yours did.... it also swells & gets hot ... but I grab the old blue lid (dry skin) Ponds jar & rub that in real good & honestly, it is much better almost immediately.  Don't know why it seems to penetrate better than anything else, but the only one that works on joints. I have also used it on my shoulder when it feels like that joint is screeching for help.  Glad you are better.

Don, I hope you find the perfect place.  Maybe they will need a Santa for when the grands come visit, I know you'll be a hit where ever you call "home".

I need to walk the cats down to the river, Tom has been in & out several times but too hot to stay out.  I just discovered Tiger laying
in my flower bed, a spot that is totally shaded with the Shasta daisies... (Tom's favorite place...) not sure what they are mashing down.  I have a tiny dogwood tree in that flower bed that I'm guarding, not sure if it is really 2 but they are joined & both the same size, about 8" tall now.  They came with a donation to the Arbor Society along with other tiny trees.  I was surprised how nice some are doing... the Crape Myrtle & Rose of Sharon out grew the trees.  I gave some to both sons, but saved a hawthorn for my front yard.  My kids laugh at me for planting volunteers, redbud, sweet gum & sycamore, but have better shade from them than any of the trees we bought & had planted!  Too hot to get out, no end to this weather & not even August, usually our hottest month!  YUCK!

Lloyd Hammond

well friends I have had enough cat naps for today I am going to go to bed and try to get some real good sound sleep. hope to see you all tomorrow .


June Drabek

have a good night beloved friends. Hugs, Love and Prayers. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Another GREAT day!  We are so blessed. Nothing bad at all in spite of it being Friday the 13th! 

Bob took Dad to his PCP appointment and all came out great there.  His PT nurse came this afternoon and he is a delightful man.  Very through and dad liked him very much.  He asked dad where he is from, and when he heard Colorado he got very excited and said he was born there.  He was born at the very same hospital I was born at AND it is the hospital that Dr. Dave works at. 

PT, Eric, was so impressed at how well dad is doing over all and shocked at how great he is in general for a 94 year old man.  We can not ask for anything to be any better.  I think, well,  really I KNOW that all of your thoughts and prayers are why he is doing so well. 

I wish you all a good night of rest.



Good morning everyone.

What great messages to wake up to!

Jenny ,happy to read your Dad is breezing through PT!

Janie Fri the 13th is YOUR lucky day!! What a blessing you received, just think of all the goodies you can make and put away in your new freezer!!Glad the treatment worked from your Dr.

Shirley, this is the first year that the heat has really bothered me.I am not looking forward to August either.

Callie, gosh that is a mouthful!! I wouldn't want to have to repeat that 10 times over.

June, sounds like you have a wonderful singing time ahead of you. That is so nice of your group to go around and do that for others.

Gloria , your meals sounded delicious. I put zucchini, crooked neck, onion, garlic ,peppers and tomatoes and stir fry it up. Can make a meal of just that with a piece of bread to mop the plate!

Larry, we will use it to help her get into the vehicle and can use it to get up the two stairs in the house. She has used it but prefers to go up the stairs so we will work on the more. Hope your cardiologist visit went well.

Lloyd, I hope today is a lot cooler for you.

We had rain overnight and I hope we get more today as we also have fires burning. There is a total fire ban out now here. Laundry day today, doubt if it will be hung out though.I think today will make baked beans and I can put ribs in the oven also.

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good morning everyone, 64°, wonderful. By the end of next week we will be up to 90 again.

JUNE  I am lucky one son comes here most Saturdays or Sundays. The one living close calls often but does no get here that often and does not stay as long as he did Friday. I talk with my daughter every day on Skype.

JANE  yesterday worked out very good for you, wonderful.

JENNY  so glad your Dad is doig so good and everyone likes the PT.

AMY  the way you did your squash is what I do. That is when I usually have a nice crusty Italian bread to sop the juice up. It will take me a couple more days to finish it. One of those things that are as good or better warmed over.

Have a good day.

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