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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2012 :  10:17:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, Farmgirls! Let's see how many of you I can talk to. Not used to this group thing yet.
Peggy, I know what you mean about the fibro weather..really feeling it last night and today! Was feeling a little better yesterday with the sun shining. So, I spent another hour picking a second qt of violets. Then spent 2 hours on my foam thingee on knees in the garden getting ready to plant, and about 1/2 hr. on knees cracking black walnuts. DH was watching me pick violets. He would call out the door occasionally "you missed one". lol He cracks me up. At one point I tipped over off the little padded stool onto the ground (its only about 1" off the ground; but, I rolled about 3 times.We laughed over that one! At least I had the little stool to hang onto to help me up again. Of course, DH saw that maneuver too. Can hardly move today. (wonder why?) It seems like I saw a pic of a purple dishrag that you knit. Was that basket weave? It was beautiful in that purple.

Janet, Happy Birthday to you, yesterday!!!!! I can't believe your cold weather. Bummer. Luckily, it won't last forever. I'd be getting antsy too.

Judy, I just love Poirot! My BIL has a DVD set. Would love that. Check out the Reading Room Forum. We just started a new thread for Film Buffs!

Debbie, how sad about the bullying. There is a "no tolerance" rule in our school systems; but, sadly, I haven't seen the schools follow through with it.

Jan, Good luck with doing your own quilts! Won't it be grand to go with your own ideas? BTW I made the violet jelly as well as dandelion jelly for the first time last year. 3 cases of each. I don't sell it. We gave it all away. So, it's time to make more. I also pick wild raspberries, wild grapes and gooseberries from our woods to make jelly. Have to say that's my fave taste. We gave all that away too.

Lora, I'm glad you explained your job to us..now, I understand about the few customers and your ability to chat with us while at work. There was a coin/and miniatures shop at a little mall here for awhile. They never seemed busy; but, I was sure glad they were here.

Well, I promised to take DIL shopping for the seeds we don't have. She and DS want to plant some veggies in our garden this year. Yay! I will start saving more seeds this year. Don't want GMO!

Tomorrow our local quilter's guild is having their annual quilt show. Can't wait to visit that. Only $3 to attend. I have a hard time going out to things alone; but, DH will go with me.

Tammy and Peggy, I don't go out to movies. Sometimes, we will see a rented with the kids or gkids. Can't wait to hear how you like Hunger Games. I just finished reading all three books in the series and really enjoyed them. Then in tied them up with a ribbon and sent them off to my gkids. The 18 yr. old started reading it before we got back home. Also, gave them Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecular Children which I also love.

Will pop in later. Farmgirl Hugs, Judith


Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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nanr42
True Blue Farmgirl

160 Posts

Nan
WALDPORT Oregon
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2012 :  11:23:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Still have a cold. Woke up yesterday with no voice for awhile. It's back, but I'm tired and don't feel great. Would like some prayers please. IT's also Bee Day. My friends have gone to Eugene (Ore.) to get all our bees and to learn how to hive them. I'll be driving to the farm later this afternoon to meet them with my hive.

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country_lovin
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Debbie
Oregon
USA
50 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2012 :  12:38:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Afternoon.

Picked dd up from school she got out at 11:30. And she's on her way to the store for me. So glad she's taking the high road and is just letting it roll off her back. She's just like her dad, me I hold onto grudges. Thats my fault I need to work on. Well one of many. We have recieved a dog back we rehomed in December. She doesn't act like she remembers us, but maybe she's thinking oh no them again. The people that brought her back took our male dog. He's part border collie but he's better with children than this one is.

Janet - Happy belated Birthday. Hope it was a great one.

Nan- Hope you get over your cold really quick. I bought some homeopathic tablets for colds when my kids had colds.Knocked it out in about 4 days.

Jan- Best of luck on your quilt journey. My dd thought up a quilt she's wanted me to make. Every once in awhile she asks about it. I tell her she needs to draw it out and we can look into getting it copywrited and sell the pattern. Then she reminds me I need to make a sample.

I haven't read The Hunger games, not sure if it's something Id enjoy. People try to explain it to me, but I just say Ok. I never have read the Twilight series or watched any of the movies. Last October when I went to my sister's house I just saw all the Harry Potter's. I think I saw all of them..i got bored after the first 2. We'll see.

Hope everyones day is going good. It's 49 here. So we'll see if it gets any warmer.Finally has stopped raining. YAY.
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2012 :  2:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Gals, we are having a gorgeous 65/sunny/light breeze. Perfect for house-cleaning. Chasing out all the left-over Easter dust-bunnies! hahaha
Jan, how did I miss your Birthday Dear? I sure hope you had a fun one. I'll get a card out to you soon. Better late than never. haha
Peg, so glad you had a "Blessin'-Lesson" at Bible study...gotta love those when ya feel down.
Lora, tell your DH happy birthday for me.I just looked at those sweet 'lil kitties.oooooo...i want them all. lol
Nettie *giggle* you sound just like my Sister(craftbug).She claims she's "Solar" and can't do anything when it's cloudy out. hahaa Well, at least you're a Funny big'ole bear.THAT'S a plus!!! teehee What kind of dog do you have?
Judith, I would loved to have been a little bird on the wire when you pulled your acrobatic stunt in the garden. lol Thanks for the Reading-Room tip. I also wrote down "Miss Perregrin's book title. Thanks!
awwww....poor Nan.Take a hot tottie and go to bed. I just ran across the movie,"The Secret Life of Bee's" in my library. Gonna watch it again soon. It's a good movie!
Debbie and all you newbies...join in my Book&Tea give-a-way.I have a delightful read I'm giving away. It's from "The Cat Who" series by Lilian Jackson Braun. The cat helps his master solve the mystery in a light-hearted and fun way. Just tell me and I'll add your names to the hat. That's all there is to it. I'm drawing a name Tuesday. I don't like heavy,dark stuff either. If I'm reading a who-done-it, it has to be fun. Right now I'm reading, Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs. It has recipes in the back to try. Gotta love that.It's a Cackleberry Club Mystery! Ladies running a Cafe' and sleuthing on the side. So far so good.
Well, the sweeper ain't gonna run itself is it? Where's a housecleaning Gnome when ya need one. hahaha
Have a great day Gals!
Love Yuns!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2012 :  3:01:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ladies. How's your Friday the 13th? Mine is so-so. I got flowers and a balloon from DH. Not because it's the 13th but because he squashed me this morning. I had left the bed last night because DD was sleeping there and stinking up the room with her farts and DH started snoring, so I went and laid down on her bed. At 6 DH got up and turned on the coffee and then came to lay down on DD's bed not knowing I was there and creamed me in the hip with his knee. Boy that is a lousy way to wake up. And yes, we frequently change beds though I usually stay in one place.

I have watched Midsomer Murders and love it. I did read The Hunger Games series and I like it because it's something most people can relate to in some way or other. Unlike the Twilight series (unless you really do believe there are vampires and werewolves). Something that is making me roll my eyes is DH's DD is being very overly imaginative about it. She's stated her teachers call her Katniss now and she's been asking her mom for a bow and arrow set for "years." I told DH, "She's a vegetarian. Exactly what does a vegetarian hunt in the woods?"

I started the Game of Thrones series last night. So far it's o.k. I bought 4 of the books so I will have to read it.

Lora, I wish I had your job. Not the working 7 days in a row part, though. I work 2 days a week now but really have to bust my rear for those 2 days. I enjoy every minute of my 5 days off.

Judith, I don't know if you were asking me, but I have knit a cowl in purple that has a cable pattern. I haven't done a washcloth in purple yet...hmm. I'm almost done with this white one. It's going to a penpal I met through GRIT magazine. She's a hoot. She said I made the cut through all the prisoners and romantic suitors writing her. She's a minister's wife. Haha I never thought about that kind of stuff when posting an ad in a magazine.

Have fun with the bees Nan! I loved learning all about them in class. They are fascinating little creatures.

Hope you ladies have a nice weekend!

~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

Live Today, Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow

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http://julie-rants.blogspot.com
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2012 :  5:21:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yoo Hoo! 50 degrees out and I have the heat off and the front door open. Blue as Blue can be. It is one beautiful day.
Judy, I am with you on heavy reading. The Cat Who..is fine by me. The only really heavy stuff that I cannot seem to resist is Nora Roberts?JD Robb's in death series mainly because of her being an overcomer and partly because my DH was a Celt and the Irish or Scots accent just does something to me.
Have a good one all.

CMF
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2012 :  9:24:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherime, was that a request to be added to the drawing? Or were you just sayin'? Couldn't tell! *giggle*

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6433 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6433 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  01:54:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Well Porchies here is my Bernat Medusa yarn and my first three Granny Squares.
I decided tonight to sit down and watch the turtorial a couple of times...since I have never made a G-square in my life. Well, three down and 125 more to go. It is fun though. My wrist is hurting because I am not use to doing much crocheting anymore...I mostly knit.
I also should have used the flash on my phone when I took the picture so you could see the colors better. I just love how all the colors transition off that one skein of yarn. I will show more pictures as I go along.

OK...confession time, we never made it to The Hunger Games today...we both decided we needed more sleep and went back to bed. So, maybe next week.

Julie...I hope you will like the Game of Thrones...I am enjoying it but one of the other gals in my reading group isn't liking it at all.
I had everyone just download the sample of it...so, if we didn't like it, or the majority didn't like the sample, then we would just pick something else to read. Majority rules and all that!

Netty, Lora and RFM Tammy...I was on early this morning and typed a post to each of you and then my computer hick-uped and it was all gone. I forgot to use Sticky Notes to type first.

Lora...I loved the sound of your Greek Lamp that you bought. I have a BIL who is from Greece.
Their home has many beautiful things that they brought back with them each time they go back to visit his family on the Island of Skiros. ~ Now, I understand why you can go for long periods of time with no customers. But it still sounds like an interesting job.

RFM Tammy...you sound much more relaxed since you quit the Crazy Job!!
Gosh we were so worried about you!
Has the man had any news on his job interview?

Netty...I can't remember now what I had written to you this morning.
Oh, well sorry. Hope you had a good day.

Judith...I laughed about you falling off your little kneeler. Sorry but it was funny! Were you trying to see where DH hid your Flamingo??? LOL
Sorry, your fibro has been acting up too. It can really be soooo hard to deal with.
I was out in my vegetable garden today trying to pull weeds and rake up old yard debree out of it. Mine is waste high and all rocked in instead of wooden boxes. So, I had to hop up there (which wasn't a pretty sight) and hop back down several times. I was praying that non of my neighbors were watching. LOL
I had gotten rid of all my lawn and garden tools when we moved to the Sr. Estates four years ago. So, all I have is a rake and hand trowels. I need to go buy a shovel and a hoe and quit trying to break my back bending over at the waist. I only got 30% of it done today...but it is a start. I want to have it all planted by the end of the month.

Yes, I did do a purple dishcloth in basket weave.

Nan...are you eating chicken soup and taking something for your cold or are you just trying to let it run it's course?
Oh, can't wait to hear all about your bee adventures.

Debbie...did you want your dog back? I think it would be hard to give a pet away and then have the people give it back.
Twilight and the Hunger Games are very different than Harry Potter.
But I liked all the above. I am a huge reader of lots of different genres.

Netty...I remember what I wrote to you now...I said I could relate to being a big old hybernating bear in the winter...because I am kind of the same way. I will throw my PJ's on about 7:oo at night and even though I stay up until about one am...if any of my kids call and want me to go out...I say, sorry, but I am already snuggled in for the evening and I am not going anywhere. Now summer, it is a whole different story. I am raring to go when it's warm and nice out.

Yeah Cherime...warm weather in Alaska...finally! Enjoy!!!! I never got in to Nora Roberts or her JD Robb books but my mother loves to read them too.

Well Judy are you getting more Porchies signing up for your give-away?
Tuesday isn't that far away now. We're all excited.

...it is almost 2:00 am...I think I need to call it a night.
More Later...
Peggy



Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!

Edited by - LadyInRed on Apr 14 2012 10:27:27 AM
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22angel
True Blue Farmgirl

498 Posts

Pam
Manitoba
Canada
498 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  04:55:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my porchies...it's been awhile since I actually posted anything. I read it pretty much every day...but I'm lacking energy & motivation to do much of anything. Sleep is only....about 5-6 hrs, if I'm lucky. (Of course, the stress doesn't help that much either.) I'm usually good when I get about 8-9 hrs. I'm not sure what I need to change, but something needs to change before I run myself into the ground b/c I'm so tired! I had moles removed yesterday - 2 on my shoulder, one on my forearm, one on my leg (all on the left side), then one on the right side of my back/side. So it doesn't seem to matter how I lay on the bed, one of them or more is getting stretched & is uncomfortable. I took some tylenol before bed...but it wore off, which is why I woke up at the ridiculous hour of 3 am! Not overly impressed. Oh well, maybe a nap later. At the very least, going to bed early!

Sorry I'm not responding to everyone, too much. But you're all in my thoughts & prayers. It's rainy & gray & blah out today, and it's before 7am...hope it clears off a bit. Oh! My patterns finally came in. I'm hoping I have enough energy to go buy material (a good 45 min - 1 hr drive) for them. I hope there is something on sale too, since I need approximately 6 meters/yards for each one.

Hope you all have a good day ladies!

Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself.

"When I grow up, I want to be dirt." seen on a box through construction in Wyoming 2010
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  08:28:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The weather is suppose to get pretty nasty from Texas up to Iowa and everything in between. I keep hearing the tornado word and hail and don't like either one. If we get hail really bad then we could lose our wheat. If we get tornados, well I think you all know the out come of that. Would everyone just keep all of us in these areas in your prayers.

Tammy, never thought of getting my Vitamin D checked, will have to check into that this next winter, thanks.

Judy, we just got a Collie this March and he is 8 months old now. It was kinda odd when we got him home, it was like he had lived here all his life. We were so scared he might run off or something, but he stays right here and loves to play. I think it was meant to be!!

Peggy, I think your G-Squares are so pretty, I do love the yarn and the patterns you are getting with it. Can't wait to see the progress and the finished product. I know you are having fun.

Everyone have a great day, and don't forget the prayers for the central states girls, we all will need them if this storm is as bad as predicted.

Netty
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  08:55:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great granny squares Peg. The snow is finally starting to melt nice and easy in all the sunny spots. No so much on the north side of anything.
Hang in there Pam. Praying for you. Someone I know was commenting on FB about how we as a species were meant to sleep in 4 hour shifts with a small get up time in between. My body would like that but the job and the dog disagree. And when you have to get up at 4am.....
Netty, praying. I had a collie when a preteen and it was a major love affair.
Blessings all. Off to get some stuff done before certain doggy presents defrost, they are easier to move when frozen. ;>)


CMF
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nanr42
True Blue Farmgirl

160 Posts

Nan
WALDPORT Oregon
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  09:05:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have bees! We hived yesterday late afternoon out at the farm. We mostly botched it, too, but hopefully they will recover. Denise got both queens in their hives, and I introduced us to the bees after, and prayed for them and apologized for their hard trip. But we did it. We each were stung once, and it wasn't all that bad. But the poor bees were so tired. We fed them sugar water and pollen patties and hopefully they are better today. The farm is about 40 minutes away from here, so I won't be going to see them till next week sometime.
I'm feeling better coldwise. Tired today tho. but i was tired yesterday.
No, I haven't been doing much but taking lots of vitamins and zinc and other supplements. and rinsing out my nose with salt water, which is what I should have been doing in the first place. It sin't too bad, and i can talk.

I'm on my way to chorale rehearsal. tho I prob. won't sing much. not much voice.
more later
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  10:38:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg, nobody has signed up since Patsy joined. So only 6 so far.
Netty,we aquired a full-grown collie when I was 18 from a little old lady who had too many dogs.
A got so attached to him(Rusty).He was a very beautiful looking dog(think Lassie).
Well just over a week later she called crying and missing Rusty so bad that my parents agreed that returning him was the proper thing to do, since she was so old.
I was so broken-hearted and it took me a loooong time to get over it. After all....she had a house full of dogs. *sigh* Good thing I had another dog(blk/wht bearded collie named Rags)to
cry to. He was a big comfort. But yes, collies seem to fit right in wherever they are placed.I always wanted another one. Would love to see a pic of yours. What's his name?
Cherime,frozen doggie presents...how funny!
Well I got up to 45/sprinkles/very gray.
Praying for all our FarmGals in the midwest that God will protect them.
I had to use my inhaler this morning to open my lungs. Bronchitis is acting up, since this rain has been approaching for awhile. Then I made a tea of Breathabilitea&Herba Mate'. Great combo! I can breath deep and not "sputter" like I have a leak in my carburator! hahahaha Some of you can relate. Man, the inhaler is such a wonderful invention. For me anyhow!
Well porchies, have a safe/relaxing weekend whatever you do.
Love to all!


Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  10:54:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Afternoon porchies,
I am drinking some hot tea cause I have no voice. Caught a terrible cold from one of my sweet little butterflies and it has left me voiceless. Some might find that a good thing. It was quite interesting teaching yesterday. I wrote a lot of notes.

We are under a tornado watch here in Nebraska until 7. The skies look a bit dark already. They say we could have baseball size hail and 70 mile per hour winds. I am on a bit of edge.

Peggy lovely square. I still haven't found anyone to teach me to crochet or knit. I tried watching a video on it...but I am a hands on person and so I shall keep looking.

Judy put me in for the tea and book ...who could pass up tea. Ladies yall sweet things join up. Besides tea should just make you come running.

well I am going to grade some papers and chill out on couch. This cold has just knocked me for a loop.
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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Valkyrie922
Farmgirl in Training

43 Posts

Sarah
Philippi West Virginia
USA
43 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  11:46:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Boy do I need some coffee! I’m dragging today!

It has been such a hectic week, starting with filing taxes – I itemized more than $10,000 in donations; I don’t know how these accountants do it, but I do know they are in my thoughts this week & weekend. I still didn’t get the spring cleaning done, but like they say, that mess will still be here tomorrow! We have had flowers blooming here in “Zone 5” WV since the first week of February, and this Wednesday and Thursday – when I had been expecting rain – we got SNOW! Luckily, it didn’t seem to do any additional harm, but I foresee a premium on local fruit this harvest season. Any local farmer who has been outside before dawn spraying their apple & peach trees deserves that extra I suppose, but it’s sad that there will be so little to go around. It was in the 30s on Wednesday, the 40s on Thursday, 60s yesterday, 70s today, and 85+ tomorrow.

There’s so much more that I don’t have time to write! But I’m excited to report that I got a whole stand of briars cleaned out from under a tree I thought was an oak – sadly it’s a Black Walnut so I’m going to have to re-arrange my plans for where to place the garden. It’s actually four trees growing in the same spot, and will make a great spot for the kids to play & even has some limbs strong enough for swings! BUT, Black Walnut secretes a chemical that impedes vegetable growth. *Sigh* My dad’s coming over to break ground on my new garden, tomorrow & I’m going to have to suck it up and tell him he was right about the best place to plow. *Sigh again* I have a couple things I can go ahead and plant, but dad said the frost threat won’t be over til May 17. I really don’t think there will be frost in May. I should place a bet with him (the old timer’s say that fog in Feb means frost in May, but even if they were right in years past, this year has been kind of freaky weather-wise! I might be right this time!)

I am Waaaaay behind! The last posts I saw were on page 490. Inching closer to the big 5-0-0 lol. I’m doing my best to get us there quicker – and what was that I read about a swap to celebrate? OOOOhhhh I paid my dues & now I’m a full fledged sister too! I just applied for my first merit badges! And one more piece of news from my world: I’ve been trying to talk my fiancé into chickens & goats, to which he was immediately and emphatically opposed, but he seems to be warming to the idea… Fingers crossed!

Netty – great to see you here! I’d love to see some pics of your babies! Glad to hear that your son is doing better; such a shame that we can’t travel like we used to! But at least he made it to the hospital in Omaha!

Janet – that booger story almost made me do a spit-take! So glad I came inside for this!

Hi, Penny – You look so happy in that Easter morning pic! I will be praying for you & yours. I read GiGi's momma's blog post -- she & all of your family have been in my thoughts.

Peggy Ann – thanks for the warm welcome! Let me know if you try pineapple for pain management. I hope it works as well for you as it does for me! Seems like your new denture is working out just fine. I have an ill-fitting dental plate – speaking of pain! I have taken my little grinder to them myself a couple times!!! And WHOA those granny squares look great! My Mammaw used to make those all the time, except the yarn you are using is a lot different. Makes the pattern look a lot more intricate!

Lora! Exciting news about a new house! Can’t wait to see how that goes… And the coins – how neat!

Bunny – what a great attitude you have with the teacher sitch. It still hurts, though! Thank goodness for a safe place to vent!
How do I get in on the tea exchange? I’ve never made tea, but I’m getting ready to start an herb garden so who knows…

Angela – Change is hard, isn’t it? I actually had this whole response written to you about trying new things and getting your hands in the dirt – sounds like you are doing the right things to get yourself back. You have been in my thoughts all week! You’ll have to share pictures of your Sonberries and let us know how they taste!

TAMMY – omigosh, I’m glad you are okay! One day when you can look back at it without getting so upset, I will share my crazy hotel desk-clerk story. Boy, the ladies who work at places like that must have “conspiring b&^#$” on their resumes! -- Where are you planning to move?

Debbie – I’m glad to hear you took your daughter out of the place where she was being bullied. (I am VERY MUCH NOT a fan of public school as it is now.) I hope she will be safer with lots of friends and great teachers!

Judy & Patsy – I think Patsy would be depriving the whole group by not joining in! How is the winner decided? I mean, if Judy decides the winner and then Patsy wins every single time, I might be a little annoyed, but rather than that, I think she should join & give her best try to win! Let’s go Patsy!!!

Julie – When you said your step-daughter has been “asking for a bow & arrow for YEARS…” I really cracked up! I find myself on the couch in the morning as much as often as I wake up in my bed... I feel ya there too!

Pam – Nice to meet you. I hope you find peace, health & SLEEP!

Well, I’m off to spend some time with my kids. My daughter is hanging out with my mom (otherwise known as Nana) and my little boy is down with some kind of stomach crud. He’s been chilling out watching Eureka! Til next time...
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Lieberkim
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Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
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Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  12:13:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well my day started off crummy. This morning my horse was acting strange. Called the vet but he died before she could get here. He was 21 years old. I've had him for about 15 years. He showed no signs of anything being wrong. This morning he wouldn't eat or drink not even his grain. He was standing there shaking with pain. He had a little foam on his lips. Then yellow fluid started flowing out of his nose. He started to go down and then it didn't take long and he was gone. No idea what happened. I've given the details to my friend who is a vet tech/rancher and whose boyfriend is a vet. Hopefully they can give me some idea what happened. But I can't change anything now. I can't change dead. My children and I are grieving the loss of our beloved Hijuelo. I'm so thankful I was there with him. I'm traumatized at seeing him suffer and die but I'm so glad he wasn't alone. He kept looking at me and being affectionate with me so I feel certain he wanted me there. And I got to stroke his gorgeous face as he died so he knew he wasn't alone. And I kept telling him I loved him so he died hearing my voice. So now I grieve, and miss him.



Rest in Peace Hijuelo Sondeo you are deeply missed and loved.

Excuse the mess & the noise, my children are making happy memories

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Cherime
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Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
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Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  3:02:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim, how awful for you and the family. So sorry to hear that dreadful news. But I am sure he was glad to have you there. Praying for you and yours.

CMF
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forgetmenot
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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
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Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  3:07:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, how sad..I'm so sorry for your loss.

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"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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craftbug
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Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
476 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  6:24:45 PM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Judith: I think I would love to try the violet jelly, if only they come back since hubby mowed them off..sigh..I make dandelion jelly too, so much like honey. your hubby sounds like mine joking around. Have several qts of black walnuts in the freezer that I cracked out last fall. A bench vise is the only way to go with those! We pick wild blackberries too.

Nettie: We are solar as my sister said. No good without sun. :)

Nan: Prayers for returning health on the way.I always wanted a hive of bees, but didn't know where to start, so just buy local honey. It will be fun to follow your adventure with them. My Grandpa had about 20 hives in a lot and the worst thing we hated was when they swarmed. We ran for the house.

Pam: Prayers for healing. You sound like me, reading, but not responding. I'm reading the forum at the end of the day and tired, so not much writing getting done.

PeggyAnn: Love that yarn how it changes colors. Can't wait to see another pic of it.

Lynette: Hate tornado season. Praying for your safety and crops.

Cherime: had to chuckle at the frozen doggy presents too..lol

Tea Tammy: awww, you poor thing. praying for your health too and safety from the storm.

Sarah: wow! sure hate to find out how long your message would be when you DO find time to write. ROFL thanks for your kinds words about joining in on the book drawing. :)

Kimberly: So sorry about your horse. Praying comfort for your heart. Had a friend who didn't believe that horses could "feel" emotions, but I assured him that my horse "screamed out loud", not wanting to be left behind,racing along the fence trying to follow us when we left her on the farm because we couldn't take her with us where we were moving too. She was so affectionate too.

Hope you all are have a good weekend. Stay safe until we meet again. hugs

Make my words soft and tender, for I may have to eat them. :)
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herblady55
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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - Apr 14 2012 :  9:19:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats Sarah and welcome to the Sisterhood!
I will put all the names in a hat for the drawing. Tuesday I will have DH draw on out for me.
Are you joining?
Tammy, I put your name in.
Anybody else?
Kimberly, I'm so sorry about your horse. You made me cry! I'm so glad you were there to love and console him so that he wasn't alone!That was a beautiful horse! Let us know what you find out about his illness!



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Judy
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LadyInRed
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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
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Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  01:21:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


These are some pretty blue-bells in my yard.



This is the first one of my Rhoddies to start bloomen.

Evening Porchies...I mean Mornen Porchies...it is almost 1:00 am

Kimberly...oh, you made me cry! How very sad for you and the kids. I hope you find out what got to him. He sure was beautiful. I am glad that you were able to be there for him. I couldn't do that when Bella was put down a couple weeks ago or our other dog several years back. I can watch people die and be there by their bedside...but my pets, I just can't go there. Wish I could. I know your heart will hurt and feel the loss for a long time. We are all feeling your loss with you sister. What did your horses name mean?

Sarah...goodness girl it takes you awhile to jump back in but at least you say something when you do. LOL I always like a good chatter on The Porch!

Patsy...I have never had black walnuts...do they taste as bitter as regular walnuts?

Lynette...We have been praying for everyone in the states with tornados. Boy there has already been so much damage so early in the season.
The devestation just seems endless.

Judy...I think there was somebody on the previous page that wanted in on your book/tea drawing but now I can't remember who.

Cherime...how was your weather today? Hope everyday gets a little warmer and a little warmer for you.

Well, today I slept in. But once I got up I made up for lost time. I worked out in the yard but not in the veggie garden. Holding off until I get those tools I need.
I planted several planters full of giant
pansies (my favorite flower). Planted some blue morning glory on the back fence. Moved some garden art around in the flower beds. Then I pulled out my three wheeler bike and set it on the Porch...and plan to plant flowers in the basket on the back of it. Once they bloom I will take a picture and show you. Should be cute!

Then I sat out in my red rocking chair and read for awhile, and watched my dog and the birds. Just enjoying my yard...it was another pretty day here.

Then I came in and made Meat Loaf, Brown Rice and Sweet baby peas for dinner.
When my hubby got off work we went to Barnes and Noble for awhile...then came home and had the yummy dinner I had fixed. Meat Loaf is one of my DH's favorite meals.

Then I spent the evening reading and making A Dotee Doll for a Swap. It is a Mermaid Dotee and I got the sea-shell booby holders up to high on the doll. Looked like she had boobies on her chin. My husband was teasing me about it...and I said, "Hey, those are just youthful perky boobies...not old lady boobies." We laughed, but then I went back and painstakingly removed the hot glued and lowered her boobies to middle age, position.
She does look better.

Ok, Ladies...my bed is calling me and I am headed there; even though I should clean up my crafting table...It will wait for me. I don't think I have any crafting fairies that are going to clean it for me while I sleep.
I did get the dishes done...so, that's what counts.

Night Girls! Hugs,
Peggy

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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

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Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  01:58:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is getting warmer. We have a seed company up here, Denali Seed Co. they used to have seeds in the big stores but no longer. On line only. They sell cold weather varieties. I checked and they only put seeds in two places. Luckily my DD was doing a health fair in Willow yesterday and she picked me up some seeds. I do need prayer for her as her health is under attack again. leg and feet problems just what a diabetic needs.
And Peg I do know about being there for our little 4 footed babies. Way way hard. Blessings all. Hopefully I will be able to get back to sleep shortly.

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22angel
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Pam
Manitoba
Canada
498 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  06:52:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nan - good luck with the bees! I'm too scared of them to even attempt having them! lol I'm not a huge bee fan...or anything that has the ability to hurt me!

TeaLady Tammy - I hope the storm passed you by! And that you are feeling better. Not being able to talk is hard.

Valkyrie922 - nice to meet you too!

Kimberly - sorry to hear about your horse - that's so sad. {{{hugs for you}}}

Hi craftbug! I'm feeling much better today, thank you. Of course sleeping can do wonders for you :).

Peggy - your flowers look so pretty! It rained here on Friday & it's been raining some today already, which is making things all nice & green, but I haven't seen any flowers up & about yet. The booby holder story made me laugh lol, that's too funny. I had a similar supper to yours yesterday Peggy - hamburger (just crumble hamburger), black rice (organic!) & peas. The first peas I cooked were in the rice & they turned black - yum lol. They tasted fine, just looked funny. So then I put the peas on top of the hamburger, then the rice on top of the peas & the peas were pretty green :). Made me feel better about eating it lol.

Well, I better go get ready for church. I'm hungry for something besides oatmeal, but I think if I have anything, it will be for either lunch or supper. Oh well. I bought some lovely material yesterday on sale for $6/meter (slightly larger than a yard) to make a dress for our ladies night. I only had to buy material & thread (plus some needles) & some tracing paper to copy the pattern on to. So I'm going to wash & dry the material today, copy the pattern & hopefully sew next weekend. With any luck! I also have other laundry & housework to do :s. Where is the dish fairy when you need her? I also got to go for a shower today, thanks to some "sealed" bandaids :). Although, I did find out that I still can't change the bandaids by myself....I think it took me a good 20 minutes to slap a bandaid on my back, & I had to keep sitting down with my head between my knees. Better just go to my aunt's or the hospital for the next changings! I don't like it at all!

Have a blessed Sunday ladies!



Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself.

"When I grow up, I want to be dirt." seen on a box through construction in Wyoming 2010
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GirlwithHook
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Alyce
Madison WI
USA
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Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  08:26:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Kim. *hug*


A hook, a book, and a good cup of coffee....
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Bearclover
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Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
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Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  09:28:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kimberly, how traumatic for you, I'm so glad you were there to ease his passing. I hope you find out what was wrong. So sorry you had to go through that.

Pam, sounds like you are having no fun with your hurts. I think it is a good idea to get help next time you need band-aid help. There are definitely disadvantages to living alone. I think it is cool you can make your own dress. I don't do clothing for myself very well.

Peggy, love the flowers! Spring is looking up. We have grape hyacinths growing out of the lawn.. I love that. There are also daffodils and some tulips finally. Too bad they don't last long.
Love your granny squares. It is actually something I have never made either. I use "stumbleupon" to look for new ideas for knitting and crochet all the time. There are some wonderful sites on granny squares. Check this one out... it is one of many I have found. (directions are included) http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/grandala-square-tutorial/

I'm thinking and praying for all you ladies in the storm paths. Sure hope it all passes you by and just leaves you alone!

Well, today is a homework day. I sewed yesterday so I have to pay the piper. Thankfully I'm ahead in one class so if I need personal days later on, I'll be OK.
I spent the large part of yesterday dealing with job drama with my younger son. Thankfully I have a bluetooth for my phone so I can talk and sew at the same time. My youngest just doesn't get it and his last boss wasn't very good at communication. . So between the two of them.... drama. He was working for a cabinet making shop. He was passing out door hangers for his boss and really hated it. So when they were done with the allotted amount his boss asked if he wanted to do more. He and his friend said no. So they got their paychecks and asked when the next job was coming in that they could do. Their boss said in a few weeks and he would call them. So they left and waited for the call. My older son is friends with the boss and has been helping him out on the more complicated projects. He learned the job was coming in that his brother use to do. So I asked if they were going to call Jesse and my son said the boss said Jesse had quit. But my older son said if Jesse humbled himself and asked for his job back he would get it. So I called Jesse and he flipped out. He said he never quit. He had been waiting for the phone call the boss said he would give him. So big time drama, he said/boss said. I finally got him calmed down and MOM resolved the problem. He decided to walk into work on Monday and ask if there was any work and just ignore the quiting issue. I told him if his boss brings it up to apologize and say he must have miss-communicated as he never planned to quit. He doesn't realize that when he didn't want to pass out door hangers anymore, his boss just figured he didn't want to work. So just let it go. Jesse was upset that his boss just didn't acknowledged that he thought they were quitting. Just a total lack of communication and poor work ethic on my son's part. But he just doesn't see it.

Ok, so enough of that rant... I have another story I must share.
My son and I have a friend from California. My son went to school with his son and had kept in touch. Well, my friend's health has been failing and he has kidney failure and heart issues. He came home from dinner with his family and passed out in the bathroom. His stepdaughter found him and he had stopped breathing and was blue. So she told her mom to call 911 and they started CPR. So my son's friend goes to see his dad in the hospital and there was a camera man and journalist from the local paper there to "get the story". Apparently my friends wife had called them for the story because... get this.... it would be good for her tax preparation business because she had saved his life. We are all astounded that she would use her husbands close brush with death for a marketing ploy.

Well, enough from me for today. I really need to get to work.

Later all.

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