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levisgrammy Posted - Apr 28 2020 : 05:46:57 AM
All you ladies who love to sit on the porch, the virtual porch that is, come join the fun! We sometimes have tea together here or coffee, whichever you prefer. Just good to get together on the porch and chat with girlfriends!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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BeckyT Posted - Sep 24 2020 : 10:11:15 AM
It’s actually cool feeling in Mississippi, praise God!!!!!!!

Trust Jesus

Farm girl 5171
Blessed in Colorado Posted - Sep 24 2020 : 09:32:20 AM
Hi Judy, thank you and yes you are right about keeping it wrapped for my walks on the beach. Just that morning before we went to the beach I was looking for my wrap as it had been a bit touchy and sore lately but, I could not find one. I did put my tennis shoes on and laced them up, it probably would have been worse if I would have had my flip flops on : • )
Stay Safe my Sisters.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
herblady55 Posted - Sep 24 2020 : 09:08:24 AM
Debbie, so sorry to hear about the ankle. You may have to keep it wrapped and supported when you take walks, since it's an ongoing thing. Better safe than sorry, right? So YOU'RE the one with that cute tagline about the broomstick. I remember seeing it years ago but hadn't seen it since. Yup, you're the one. Hahaha
My hubby always says, "Going someplace?" or "Better put that in the trunk for a spare" when he sees me grab a broom to sweep or something. Always the jokester.
Well, enjoy your Fall days Girlies... we all know what comes next! :O

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"We are a hardy bunch of mixed-breed mutts....a little Hillbilly, a little Indian, a little Irish/Welsh.....BUT a Whole Lotta GOD!!!"
"I used to toast marshmallows over my birthday cake. Now I can roast a ham."
levisgrammy Posted - Sep 23 2020 : 07:08:46 AM
Ouch Tammy! Hope all goes well with your school year and with the PT.

Bunny, Glad you are getting some clear skies.

Not much happening here. JT got the pipes fixed but hasn't had time to patch the ceiling yet. He's been extremely busy with work. Of course, that is a good thing too.

So glad to have the change in weather. The rest of this week is in the 70's then going back down to the 60's. Yay!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Blessed in Colorado Posted - Sep 22 2020 : 6:23:36 PM
Hello, seems my walking on the beach will have to be curtailed for a couple of weeks. I fell today at the beach and hurt my right ankle, the same one I have broke 4 or 5 times in the past few years. It is a very week ankle, always has been. So, I believe it is only sprain, I have it iced since I have been home . I do have a small
Piece of bone from the last break in there. Orthopaedic Doctor in Colorado said if it moves then he would do surgery and take it out. Sadly, I am not in Colorado and I do not have an Orthopaedic Doctor here in Coos Bay Oregon. We will see what tomorrow brings, I pray it is not broke only a sprain but I have enough experience with it to know they can be worse.
So, I am just so sad I had not been to the beach in almost 3 weeks due to smoke etc. and I was getting cranky:-) Now who knows how long it will be before I can go again Wah, Wah!!!!
Thank you for letting me whine and cry here with my Farmgirl Sisters.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
Blessed in Colorado Posted - Sep 22 2020 : 6:17:25 PM
Hello, seems my walking on the beach will have to be curtailed for a couple of weeks. I fell today at the beach and hurt my right ankle, the same one I have broke 4 or 5 times in the past few years. It is a very week ankle, always has been. So, I believe it is only sprain, I have it iced since I have been home . I do have a small
Piece of bone from the last break in there. Orthopaedic Doctor in Colorado said if it moves then he would do surgery and take it out. Sadly, I am not in Colorado and I do not have an Orthopaedic Doctor here in Coos Bay Oregon. We will see what tomorrow brings, I pray it is not broke only a sprain but I have enough experience with it to know they can be worse.
So, I am just so sad I had not been to the beach in almost 3 weeks due to smoke etc. and I was getting cranky:-) Now who knows how long it will be before I can go again Wah, Wah!!!!
Thank you for letting me whine and cry here with my Farmgirl Sisters.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
katmom Posted - Sep 22 2020 : 4:41:42 PM
"D".. I have to laugh,,, we bought a new Husquverna lawn tractor 2 1/2 years ago ,, that has been in the repair shop 3 times! Which is where it is right now,, long story short,, the day we dropped it off ( 3weeks ago) after dropping it off we headed over to Home Depot to get some mastic and saw a new John Deer on sale.. and the price was to good to not buy it,, so it came home with us that day.. it has worked like a charm since day one.. So when the Husqv. returns, we are putting it up for sell.. It is the 2nd Husquv. that we have had that had issues.. We are so done with them.

SO fingers crossed we won't have any issues with the J.D.,,

As for my 'porch'.. today was a nice sunny day.. got some more work done around the property.. after all,, Fall weather is not to far off.
Happy Tuesday and 1st day of Autumn...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

herblady55 Posted - Sep 22 2020 : 3:20:46 PM
Bunny, Patsy is my sister AND my BESTEST friend :)Her FIL use to call us Sizzers. I told her that it's because scissors are 2 parts attached by that thing in the middle and 1 is useless without the other, just like us...2 joined by the heart and useless without each other! *giggle*
Julie, Hi*hands you a warm cuppa*, pull up a rocker, step, or just a porch banister and sit-a-bit! ;)glad you found the porch. Next time you're here tell us a little about yourself. Would like to get to know you! We are all so different here but just 1 BIG happy family! Gobs of support and warm fuzzies if ya feel the need!
We are definitely enjoying our first day of Fall. We've been in the 40's at night for about a week.:)
Happy Autumn Gals!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"We are a hardy bunch of mixed-breed mutts....a little Hillbilly, a little Indian, a little Irish/Welsh.....BUT a Whole Lotta GOD!!!"
"I used to toast marshmallows over my birthday cake. Now I can roast a ham."
ChikinsR4dinner Posted - Sep 22 2020 : 04:00:10 AM
Welcome to the Porch for everyone new (and returning!) This is without a doubt my fav place to hang. These chicks are AWESOME.

Like many of you - we are finally getting a respite from summer. Sally dropped 7 inches of rain all the way over here, and summer has not been seen since. The windows are open. The pumpkins are out. There's dust gathering on the furniture and I don't care :)

My Deere came back from the shop again last Friday. It ran 20 minutes and died again. It's now been 2 months. I have nothing good to say about the product or the dealership attempting to fix it (mowers are NOT that complicated!!)

Have some big presentations to do at work this week. Up at 3 and 4 am respectively so far trying to get prepared for that amongst a day full of meetings. My brain is fried by late afternoons, so as the saying goes....making hay.

Have a great week!!!



In laughter & hope,
~D
Farmgirl Sister #8125
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. -Jimmy Carter
Bearclover Posted - Sep 21 2020 : 8:28:05 PM
Hi Patsy and Julie, nice to meet you!
Patsy, I miss open windows. My mom and sister are like hermits and never open our windows. Can’t wait to move! I use to sleep with the glass sliding door in my bedroom in my old house open all night. Sure miss it. ( except that one night when my cat caught a bat and brought in as a gift.)

Julie, poor hubby! I have had kidney stones and they are so painful. Hope he is better soon.

Tammy, so sorry about tripped over your fur baby. I have three cats that try to trip me up regularly.

One of my fir babies Alex caught a big mouse today and headed right for that bathtub for a play session. Thankfully I rescued it and took it back outside.

Night all.


So nice to see blue sky here again after the brown smoke.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738



Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
EMGJulie Posted - Sep 21 2020 : 5:30:50 PM
My first visit to the porch everyone. Bunny - I get your family dynamic and I am sorry you have to be around it. Narcissists are a very difficult personality. Glad you are here where we are all a very inspiring and positive bunch! Tammy, oh my gosh, I don't know how you are managing. I'm just waiting for my turn with my decrepit cat at my feet constantly. I shuffle slowly around the house. Deb, I hope your hubby is still doing better. My husband has had terrible pain with kidney stones - like ER visit and morphine and then he turned into chatty Cathy with all the nurses when that kicked in. Jean, your Labor Day celebration sounded delightful!

I'm just counting the days until I have a little vacation by myself. Does it ever seem so "noisy" (family, work, chores, etc.) that you just need some dead silence with yourself to think? That's where I am at.

Hugs all around -

Julie
Sister #8169 (newbie)

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." -C.S. Lewis
craftbug Posted - Sep 21 2020 : 4:31:13 PM
Hi all! Waving at you all from Kentucky.. ( HI Sizzers!!)

Weather has been such a blessing here too with the cooler temps in the day and night.. loving it..

Our schools will open on Monday the 28th much to the relief of kids AND parents alike. Hope all goes well for kids and teachers..

Had windows open all day. Time to close them to keep heat in. 50 tonight. YAY! Seems like we were all frying don't it?



Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
herblady55 Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 12:00:30 PM
Hello Porch Buds, Oh my goodness, so much going on here.
Bunny, I have been wondering where you went to. So good to hear from you again. Sorry to hear about your living arrangements, BUT glad to hear that you've retired...I think. Hahaha
Dave retired 2 weeks ago and is a completely different man. More relaxed with a happier disposition. But he retired earlier than his intended time of February. He got a bad doctors report of a leaky heart valve. He has an appointment with the V.A. on the 24th to see what can be done. He can't move around much with a broken foot and a brace on it... so exercising is out. And He'll be wearing a brace the rest of his life because he's so BIG. It's a catch 22, isn't it? Sad! So we're starting the next phase of our life with a handicap(no pun intended) ;) We'll make the best of whatever comes.
I'm so happy to hear about all the rains God is sending to all you gals in the west. Thank You God!!!
We had 38 this morning and a THICK frost. Today's high is only 59. Gonna be cold tonight too. Heerrreee comes Fall? Winter? We may just bypass Fall! I like the cold though, so I'm ok with that.
Make it a great weekend gals!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"We are a hardy bunch of mixed-breed mutts....a little Hillbilly, a little Indian, a little Irish/Welsh.....BUT a Whole Lotta GOD!!!"
"I used to toast marshmallows over my birthday cake. Now I can roast a ham."
Bearclover Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 11:48:42 AM
Peggy, it has been difficult to find something affordable and Solid construction at the same time. We are looking more around the Port Orchard Area. I plan on staying away from Seattle proper. The biggest problem has been the amount of people with much more money than my son. Houses sell within a day of being listed. But we still feel it will happen with patience.

My fibro has gotten much worse this last year. One of the main reasons I quit working. I had to do a lot of walking around town And it just got too hard.

Anyway, glad to be back!

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738



Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
JeanP Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 11:31:32 AM
Relief at last!! The weather station here at Clearwater Farm in the Idaho panhandle tells us that we have had 3/4" of rain since last night coming in from the coastal areas. How welcome is that -- not only for those in harm's way from the raging fires, but for the weary firefighters all throughout the western states and also for those of us who have been suffering from the lingering smoke. Even though I am almost totally deaf without my hearing aid help, there were two thunder claps so loud last night that they woke me up. Can't remember how long it's been since I was soooooo happy to greet stormy weather.
Stay well. Stay safe. Stay strong.
jean
LadyInRed Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 11:13:44 AM
BUNNY...Wow, Welcome Back Girlfriend! I wondered where you were many times.I thought maybe you might have got tired of your living
buddies and gone off Wandering on your own. I didn't dream you had gone back to work full time. Well, Welcome Back...glad to hear from you!
Are you sure you want to move to Seattle??? My Oldest Son still lives there and he can't wait to leave. Has to wait ffor his girls to graduate
and be on their own. He bought a Condo in the High Desert of CA and spends as much time there as he can. Seattle is a Hot Mess just like
Portland. But a little better in the Suberbs. Way to expensive to live there too. Hasn't it been nice to breathe lovely clean air the last few days?
After all that toxic smoke...I loved the rain yesterday too and could go outside without a mask. Yeah!!!

Teacher Tammy...I thought you tripped over your smaller dog!! Mercy, girl that was some fall. I can't believee that you are back in the class room
where you live. Our grandchildren would love that!! But because we have a stupid Governor our kids are all being schooled on line. They hate it
and so do the parents of all 4 of my School Age Grandkids. They want to be back in the glass room and their parents want them there too. lol
My Bible Study Group Starts on-line this coming Thursday once I get Zooom up and running on my computer. Not looking forward to online
teaching but better than nothing. I kept a Chat Room Open all Summer so we could all stay in contact. The first part of the Fall & Winter we will
be studying Shelter In God by Dr. David Jeremiah. It should be a very good and pertinent study for our time of sheltering in place.

Denise...did you get your Plumbing issues fixed??? If it's not one thing its another!!!

Well, sorry My Porchies that I don't have time for more chatting but I'm in pain and fatigue from this Glorious Rain.
Hope to pop on later! For now...Sleep Needed!!

Love, Hugs and Fresh Air once Again,
Peggy







Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
Bearclover Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 08:10:52 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Bearclover

Good morning everyone. I saw sunshine e this morning for the first time in I don’t know how long. We really take it for granted sometimes. It’s back behind rain clouds now. I hope for rain. But we get faked out all the time because of where we live. But nice to see real sky instead of brown.

Tammy so sorry about the broken bones! And yes, asking for help can be hard.

Denise, nice to see you here too! I can’t wait to get back into a happy habit of being here regularly.





Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738



Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise




Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738



Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
Bearclover Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 08:10:01 AM
Good morning everyone. I saw sunshine e this morning for the first time in I don’t know how long. We really take it for granted sometimes. It’s back behind rain clouds now. I hope for rain. But we get faked out all the time because of where we live. But nice to see real sky instead of brown.

Tammy so sorry about the broken bones! And yes, asking for help can be hard.

Denise, nice to see you hear too! I can’t wait to get back into a happy habit of being here regularly.





Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738



Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
tea_lady_tammy Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 07:01:01 AM
Hello everyone been a while since I came to the porch. School resumed for me and has been quite busy. So far it has gone well. I pray next year I won't have to be co-head teacher which is like principal I have almost quit but God reminds me it is about his purpose not mine. On Labor Day I tripped over my beloved golden retriever and broke my ankle and sprained the other one. I had ankle surgery a week ago they put a rod and screw in it. I have a scooter at school and crutches. It is going to be six to eight weeks for healing and then 4 to 6 weeks of physical therapy. If anything God is teaching my independent spirit patience and how to a,low others to help me.

Peggy my group is back together for bible study but Beth Moore has a study on Galatians that is online. I am doing that on my own, if you go to living proof there is info on it. Might work for your group.

Hope everyone is doing well. I think I will sit on the porch for a while. Since my wings have been temporarily clipped. #128513;
Love and blessings
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

Visit my blog~Front Porch Daisies
http://frontporchdaisies.wordpress.com
levisgrammy Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 04:16:54 AM
Welcome back Bunny! I remember when you were here before. Good to see you again. I'm sorry you have to deal with toxicity in your life. Glad to hear you got rain. Still praying for the west coast to get rain to put all the fires out. Look forward to seeing you here. This is a good place to get encouragement each day.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Bearclover Posted - Sep 18 2020 : 6:09:55 PM
Hi Judith,
Yes it has been a long time. I really miss having normal people to talk to. My sister moved in about 5 years ago with my mom and I and is a malignant Narcissist. It’s pretty toxic around here most days. Going to work was my safe place.
It will be nice to connect with everyone again.
It has been really smoky here with the fires. We are safe and today is the first day it has t been bad. We got rain last night and some wind.
I miss blue sky.


Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738



Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
StitchinWitch Posted - Sep 18 2020 : 6:04:25 PM
Hi Bunny -- Welcome back! I came back after a long while gone, too. I can't imagine not being here now.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
Bearclover Posted - Sep 18 2020 : 5:32:11 PM
Hello everyone! I have found you all again! I use to be on the old across the fence quite a few years ago. Peggy, I’m sure you remember me.
I’m still in The Dalles oregon. Sigh...
My oldest moved to the Seattle area and is looking to buy a house for us.
I took a full time job a few years ago and couldn’t keep up with posts. I just retired and miss this terribly.

So....Hello everyone.

Bunny

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738



Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
levisgrammy Posted - Sep 18 2020 : 04:16:34 AM
Glad to hear you got some rain Debbie.
Praying for rain where those fires are now.

I haven't visited the porch lately.

It has been cooling down here and I am gearing up for full Fall mode. Looking to get my apples and make apple butter and applesauce to put up and put away.

Working on some Christmas gifts

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Blessed in Colorado Posted - Sep 17 2020 : 08:14:25 AM
Hi my sweet Porchies, not sure where I have been but I just saw this thread, yet another fun way to keep up with each other.
Enjoying life in our new city and state of Coos Bay, Oregon. We been here two months and I just Love living on the coast and being so close to the Ocean.
We started getting a bit of rain last night and this morning, it feels great! I just hope where all our numerous fires are that there is a lot more rain to help our weary firefighters to get these suckers under control. I send them much love and prayers.
Everyone enjoy your day and please stay well and safe,

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.

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