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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2012 :  10:02:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Porchies...even after getting the good news about my Grandbaby (such a huge load off our hearts and
minds)...

I can't just sit and unwind and relax because as I mentioned we found out in the middle of all this that we got the Apartment that we put in for. Soooo, guess what I am going to be doing today (and for many more to come)? In fact I just
put in a load of laundry and have my boxes sitting here ready to go ...after I am finished writing to you. No rest for the wicked or the weary, as they say. :+)

To top that off everything at Shane, Larry's, and Sadie's work is unraveling fast. Both Shane and Sadie have been looking for new jobs and are getting some really good bites. But two other employees just quit this week. If Shane and Sadie leave...the boss will let Larry go too.

So that is all insanely crazy right now. The boss is going on 3 weeks holiday to Italy and sheis clueless that Shane is leaving (he is the Manager and her right and left arm). He does EVERYTHING...and she hardly knows how to run her own company. She is going to be shocked
when she gets back and has no employees but she has brought this all on herself. She is a raging lunatic. Shane has managed for her for 5 yrs...and each one she gets increasingly less
loyal to her employees plus she has created a hostile work environment because She cusses them out continually and expects them to work over time but refuses to pay them for it. She doesn't like Sadie and is firing her when she gets back from Holiday...but is going to keep her until she gets back. Sadie knows this (I would have walked out already if it was me) but is working while she looks for a job. The office will be calm and relaxing once the boss leaves next week for her trip to Italy. Eveyone will be able to breathe a bit easier with her gone. And the stress and tention will come down many levels.

On top of that...

Last night Larry had an episode of Vertigo and fell. He had been up with the dog. The dog had pooped on his potty pad and Larry had picked it up with tissue and headed for the bathroom to flush it...when vertigo hit...and the room went spinning out of control. Larry hit the floor and the "---- hit the fan" so to speak (excuse my french). My husband is a big man...so his fall woke me up out of a dead sleep. I came out to the Kitchen and my office nook and there he was...and poop had flown... everywhere... landing onto my desk... calendar,important papers, book shelf, floor, you name it. Plus Larry was laying in the dog's water dish with water spilled all over the floor and on him. And he brought down a few wall-hangings and bookshelf items with him in the fray. Needless to say he is really stiff and sore today. He has some huge scrapes down his hand, upper arm, and shoulder. BUT he had to go to work anyway. I am extremely concerned about The Vertigo...as he had it 6 yrs ago and had to stay in bed for three months.

Sooo, see how exciting my life turned...all in one weeks time! Gheesh! I could really just go back to bed and throw the covers over my head and not come back out for a week. BUT NO...I must pack instead!


OK, better go...will need breaks everyonce in awhile...so will keep you posted on my personal "Twilight Zone"...as I can.


Much Love and Hugs,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
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"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!

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2012 :  11:33:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, so sorry for all that you are going through right now. Hope the vertigo ceases completely and it was just one episode. I am so glad they found out what was wrong with DGD before it got worse. Hopefully that will be the end of that one for you and your family. How scary. Again with this move, I wish I was closer to you to help with the packing. When do you plan on moving it all? Stop every once in awhile and take a tea break and things will work out better for you.
I am taking a break from cleaning closets and bedroom, so need to get back to it before Bob gets home from work. Have a great afternoon,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1191 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1191 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2012 :  12:31:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi! Girls,
Thiss birthday weekend here for my sweet daughter Katy Aka Miss Katy. She turned 22 yesterday. So were celebrating . Just want to let you know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Please let me know if you get your tea swap . I want to get there's even if I have to remail.
Off to make strawberry shortcake and get ready to meet friends for dinner.
Ruthie Ann

http://simpleindianagirl.blogspot.com/

Farmgirl sister#4072
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2012 :  5:54:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miss Peggy we can be in the twilight zone together. I feel that way too. So glad to hear your granddaughter is on the road to mending. Will pray for your son as well. I hope Larry is doing better too.

Ruthie happy birthday to your daughter.

Today I went shopping and found some great sales. I found the cutest teapot clock for my room. It was the only one and I know it was just waiting for me to buy it and bring it home. So it now hangs proudly in my room and keeps time to its own song. I also found some great clothes for back to school on sale...so I was very happy about that. I have decided to buy throughout the summer so when school begins I am not spending in one big lump sum. Witht he house thing I might have other expenses so starting early.

well I am off to relax with a cup of tea and sit outside.
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

475 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
475 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  10:00:21 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi ya sisters,

Thanks Ruthie Ann for the tea, tuck in and lovely card. The flowers climbing up the side of the house reminded me of Judy's Rhododendron bush by the side of her porch.
Hubby has been sick for days on end, bronchitis. Found a home remedy online that says use 1/4 tsp. cinnamon,cloves and ginger in 8 oz hot water, honey to taste and drink it twice a day, so we are trying that. It loosened up his chest for more productive coughing so far.
Did laundry Friday and Saturday. LOVE my wringer washer and clothes lines. Like Judy glad to have her car back, I just keep repeating myself, but it IS SO GOOD to NOT have to go to the laundromat! Besides, I JUST LOVE my wringer......hahahahaha ok, i quit....for now... :)
My niece came and got me yesterday for an afternoon of pesto making. She had about 8 basil plants that were just loaded with leaves, so we picked them clean to about 4 inches to the ground, then trimmed the stems off, so they will grow again. She used a food processor and the whole house smelled good. Putting the pesto in small Dixie cups and popping them in the freezer is pretty smart. When they freeze, they can be popped out of the cups and into a ziplock bag and used as needed.
When I got back home, hubby had taken down the laundry! SOOOOO nice, because it was getting dark when I got back. PLUS, I knew it was definitely going to rain Sunday. And he even closed up my greenhouse. It is being used to "dry" mint leaves, chamomile and clover flowers right now. will have catnip and comfrey to dry next.

My garden is doing good so far. The tomatoes and peppers are blooming and the beans and corn are up about 4 inches. We had beets and beet greens the other day, SO TASTY! Those beets were like eating candy, they were that sweet and the beet greens were as good as spinach and I LOVE spinach and the greens cooked up in a minute after they got to boiling.

Well, enough for now. Hope you all enjoy your Sun-day of rest. I am grateful after being so busy this week outside. hugs n squeezles

Make my words soft and tender, for I may have to eat them. :)
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  12:31:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, Farmgirl friends!
This is the 3rd time today I will try to send you a note. Computor keeps timing out for some reason! So, I will make it quick!

First, Thank you so much Ruthie Ann for the lovely note card, teas and flower pin! The card is so pretty..made me smile..it sits by my reading/sewing chair. Earl Grey tea is becoming my fave breakfast tea with english muffins and homemade jelly. Yum. I will probably save the pumpkin tea for a chilly day! The pretty, flower pin will just look so fine on my parade watching hat! Thanks again girl!

Peggy, I was so happy to see the pics of you and sons! Nice to know what our friends look like..although, I did expect a crown for queen Peg..tee hee. So happy, also, to hear your granddaughter is getting better. Those times are scarey! Hope DH's vertigo is short lived. What a bummer. (At least it was your own dawg's poo.) Sounds like you are off to another adventure! Try not to wear yourself out packing.

Just got back from picking up a few groceries in town w/the Sunday papers. I'll wait til its cooler to tackle the garden. Doc says to work only 10 mins at a time out there. Almost seems like a waste of time..have to keep an excercise journal for fibro and chronic fatigue. Doc says it is not a lifelong desease. She said she has never had an 80 yr. old patient with those symptoms. I said they probably have passed on. Oh, well..this too will pass.

I listen to you all often, then am too worn out to write, but pray for you all. Farmgirl hugs, Judith

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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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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  12:42:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith...tell doc. she is wrong (well almost). My mom is 79 and she has Fibro and chronic fatigue. And
sense Fibro wasn't called Fibro until about the last 12 yrs (they considered it either Rhuematism or an arthritis of some kind or MS)...no wonder she has no 80 yr. old patients that know they have fibro...they just think it's called something else. LOL It is a life long disease. I hope your Dr. is
one that really reads up on Fibro and keeps abreast of all the new research. I have studied it so much
(both me and my sister) that I think I could write the medical journals on it. LOL

I love you girl. Just don't want the Doc pulling the wool over your eyes.

love and hugs,
peg

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."

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  1:42:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Gals! Man I slept like a rock last night. Nightbefore last I only slept for 5 1/2 hours and was ready to get up. So I got up at 6:45 and was out washing my car at 7:30. It was pretty cool&breezy/60 but I kept moving. I felt something biting my ankles,looked down and it was tiny red ants.(silly ankle-biters)I'd smack'em and keep going. hahaha There were hundreds of them...musta been moving. I hosed them off the pavement once, but they came back. Yup...moving day! I shoulda sent them to help you Peg.hahaha So I finished up around 9:30, came in and had some bread&jam&coffee. Then I started washing clothes and hanging them out and doing dishes....I know....what got in to me...right? When I can't sleep, I work like a crazed woman. Then I changed my top and ran to the recycle place to drop off some stuff. I took the last load of clothes off the line around 8PM. Then sat with hubby after he got home from work,got my shower and....well....needless to say, when I went to bed at about 11 PM, I was dog-tired. hahaha Got up once to use the bathroom, then didn't wake up again until 9:30.
Now I'm enjoying my Day-of-Rest! Thank You Lord! ~whew~ I am ready for it! Sunny/breezy/86
Well, gonna go read and have some iced tea!
Enjoy your Sunday Gals!

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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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  3:49:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi gals, I was an early bird going to bed last night, about 8:30, then got up around 6. I did not do much today though, it was too windy out to do anything out there, did some grocery shopping after going out for breakfast, the knit and watched movies on tv.
Glad you got in a day of rest today, Judy, after all that you did yesterday. It was 75 here and very windy, which did keep the humidity down.
Patsy, making pesto to freeze sounds like a good thing, especially when you are ready to make spaghetti. Glad your garden is doing so well. Mine is also, growing faster than I thought it would.
Believe it or not, I picked lilacs today!!!!! The regular ones were done here 2 weeks ago, but these are from a bush I planted a couple of years ago called angel lilacs. They are smaller than regular, and even more fragrant. Smells so good in the house with them.
Well off for now, more later,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  9:25:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I'm so sorry you are moving again. Are you staying in the same area? I feel for your hubby. I use to have bad bouts of vertigo. I would have to leave work as soon as I felt it coming on otherwise I wouldn't be able to drive at all. My boss didn't believe me until one day I fell at work. I hope it goes away soon. It's not much fun when you can't even walk down the hall.

Judith, I agree with Peggy on the Fibro. I'm sure something like this has been poo pooed by Drs for years. Women have a hard time convincing Drs that this is real and really makes life painful. Don't give up.

Judy, you are so funny! Hopefully those ants realized who they were dealing with and took off for safer ground.

I only have the rest of this week of school and then a much needed break from homework. I'm a bit worried about my accounting final. Too many terms that just didn't sink in to my little brain. I'm trying not to worry too much. I still have a few more days to study. So far I have a B. A good grade on the test could get me an A. But I would settle for a B.

Other than that not much going on. Thinking good thoughts for every one having health issues. Get better soon.





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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  10:00:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh,Ruth Ann I forgot to say thank you for my tea! Can't wait to try the green tea with pomegranate.

Farmgirl number 3738

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  11:17:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello My Porchies...I know I am on here early tonight but need my rest for packing.

My grandbaby is still in the Hospital. She went through the first round of treatment for the Kawasaki disease and then she spent all last night really ill from it. She just threw her guts up all night long. My son and DIL are doing rotating shifts with her at the hospital. So please keep praying for them. I pray that Naomi doesn't have to go through another round of the treatment. We should find out tomorrow.

Well, yesterday I got the living room all packed up. (lots of nick-nacks) to wrap individually. So it took awhile. Today I started on my bedroom. Mostly sorted through my many skeins of yarn. Got 3 bags full ready for my sons fiance...as she is really into crafting too. The rest I will keep. More to do in my room tomorrow while hubby is at work.

Janet...I so appreciate your willingness (if you lived closer) to help me move. You know, I have all my Bible Study gals who are willing to help me too...but because I like to down-size each time I move...I pretty much have to go thru all the stuff myself. I will have the gal who usually cleans for me on Thursdays...help me with some packing this week, but other than that...I just have to pretty much do it when I feel like it. I work a little, rest a little...that sort of thing. I have plenty of time to pack...so, I feel good being able to do it at a slower pace.

I can't believe that you still have lilacs. Ours have been gone for about 3 weeks now. I miss their fragrance in the yard. And they are always so pretty.

Ruthie Ann...hope Katy had a Happy Birthday. Is she your ownly child? I did get your tea...loved the flower tuck and the beautiful card.

Teacher Tammy...yes, we can be in the Twilight Zone together. It is a crazy time for a lot of people right now. We might have to start a "Twilight Zone Club". LOL
Oh, take a picture of your tea-pot clock...I want to see it. I bet it is cute.

Patsy...I always laugh when I hear you say how much you love your wringer washer. We did clothes on one of those when I was a kid...and I was always afraid that thing was going to eat my hand & arm off. LOL
Oh, I am so envious of you gals and your gardens. I will no longer have a veggie garden. Won't even really be able to do patio pots at the new Apartment because my patio is shaded by some big pine trees. That makes me sad...as I have enjoyed gardening for years.

The pesto making and freezing sounded like a great idea. Made me hungry for Italian Food though!

Judith...Oh, gosh girlfriend...I left my crown at home that weekend. LOL I do have one though!

DH had started a new medication a week ago and we think that is causing the vertigo. So, he went off of it yesterday and was doing a tad bit better today. It will take awhile for the medication to get out of his system.

I am pacing myself on the packing. Just keep reminding me to.

Judy...Wow girl you were such a Whirlwind cleaning and working...maybe I need some of what ever you've been eating and drinking. LOL
I think you earned that day of Rest today.
Judy I could just see you doing the Fire Ant Dance!!! I've done that one myself once. Those suckers really hurt.

We are still having weather in the 60's but looks like we may make it into the 70's this week.
That will be lovely.

Bunny girl...good to hear from you tonight. Oh, so you have had the Vertigo Experience yourself... so you know how awful it can be. It is not one I ever want to have believe me.
I remember when DH had it before...when I drove him to the Hospital with it...just the movement of the car made him throw up all the way there.
The medication they gave him for it...did not work on him...so he had to stay flat on his back for 3 months. When he had to use the restroom...he had to crawl on his hands and knees. He couldn't watch tv at all. I felt so badly for him...that I would come in every night and read to him for a couple hours. We went through several series of books. I really enjoyed that time and so did he.

Glad for you that this is your last week of school. You need a break that is for sure. Do you have Quilting Classes Scheduled to teach?
How is the dog sitting going?

Well, I better go get my backside to bed. Want to read a bit before I go to sleep.

Hugs and Sweet Dreams My Lovelies,
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!

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  07:30:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
G'Morning Gals! It's a lot cooler this morning with less humidity than yesterday. I watched a "Perriot" Netflix movie, read some,hung around with hubby some,lounged some......the usual Sunday stuff. *giggle*
Peg, they were just little red ants, and thankfully NOT fireants. My Mom got into a nest of those when she&Daddy use to travel after Daddy's retirement. She said those are VERY painful. I don't think we have them around here. Southern Ohio has all those nasty's...fireants,rattlesnakes,brown recluse....the creepy-critters... *shivers* ...and I hope they keep them down there.
These little red ants are just a bother. When I was growing up, they were a constant worry to Mama. She called them grease ants or sugar ants. They loved her grease can and sugar canister. It was a constant war every summer. hahaha....ahhhhh....memories. lol
Well, dunno what I will get into today....maybe some mending.
Make it a Great day Gals!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  07:58:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok all...I'mmmm Baaack!!!!

I've been without a computer for a while now. I have tried to keep up with everything on my kindle, but it's been hit and miss. I just cleared about 500 messages from my email, that took nearly an hour to sort, and I decided to skip the 9 pages I'm behind on here.

My birthday party went much better than expected. The aunt who was gonna stir up trouble got lost and didn't show up till after a bunch of others had already got there. She also had to leave early due to the heat. It worked out great. The only down side was that my baby girl got stung for the first time. I spent most of the party worryin over her. She's so tiny and only 3, her little foot swelled so bad she couldn't wear her pretty new shoes for the whole day. The tamales were a huge hit with everyone and I even had enough left over to freeze for dinner later.

I've been workin real hard on my garden and my little pots on the porch. They have kinda taken on a life of their own. The whole family has been huntin for pots and pot-like things for me to grow in! My whole little porch is walled with pots, my railins are completely covered, and the are startin to spill down the steps! Even my sweet grandma sent me 11 ten inch pots that she saved from her neighbors plantins to grow some bush beans in! I'm harvestin greens and pea pods from my little 4x4 bed faster than we can eat them. I have 6 tupperware window herb planters with some rootings and seed in them in my livin room. I even have a rubarb plant! Yea!!! It's a first for me and something I've wanted for a very long time, but could never afford. It was a very puny plant that was gifted to me, because they figured it wouldn't make it I'm guessin. They don't know me! I have new growth comin from the center of it and the older leaf stems have gotten very long and very red!

The girls left with my mom yesterday mornin for church camp. I am kid free till friday night! Hubby and I spent the day on the motorcycle at a ride for our local burn camp and then we went to his cousins to visit. The guys decided we needed to go do somethin, so we took the motorcycles to a bar they knew of that had a band playin and listened to that for the rest of the night. It was nice and such a warm night we had a pleasant ride home.

Oh yeah!!! My oldest DD found me a brand new esspresso maker, still in the box and everything, for $15! I had told her about 6 months ago that I wanted one for makin lattes but I couldn't spend much more than $20 on something frivolous like that. She's been huntin every website she could find and came across it last week. I love it and hubby loves havin a new toy. He has made me a latte every night since we got it. It has the regular coffee pot on the left and the esspresso maker on the right. I gave my old pot to my mom to take with her for her campin trips since it was an all plastic setup. The kind you fill your cup by pushin a button instead of pourin from a glass pot. So it all worked out great!

Well, I'm off to try to get the kitchen cleaned up and dinner started. Hubby is off tomorrow and wednesday so we can spend some time together, just us alone. I really don't want the whole weekends worth of dishes to do tonight. I want to just be able to rest and snuggle on the couch. I got alot of work to do to get ready!!!

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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  08:18:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Angela - Good to see you back. Did you receive my package from our swap? I mailed it about a week and a half ago, so I hope it got there OK.

Peggy - I received my book today - thank you so much. I can't wait to start reading it!

Hugs to all - will write when I get more time. Am leaving for Vermont again on Wednesday AM to check on Mom and attend a memorial service for my cousin. Then on the weekend it is my 40th high school reunion. That should be interesting!

Luanne

beekeepersgirl #691

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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  09:34:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howdy! Just thought I would check in before the posse came after me. It's been insanely hot and humid the past few days. Today, rain and cooler weather. Whew! I'm Norwegian, I'm not made for heat!

Ric and I found another house we like, so we are going to take a look at it this week. It has a huge yard that would be perfect for gardening! It would be, in his words, a nice starter home until we can find land for building.

It sounds like everyone has had a busy weekend!



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nanr42
True Blue Farmgirl

160 Posts

Nan
WALDPORT Oregon
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  09:43:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HI Porchies,
I've lurked once or twice. Busy again, up and down, in general. I'm tired this a.m. because my little cat Miranda is hungry at night and bugs me to get up and feed her. I ran out of kibble last week and forgot to get some, which I now know is what keeps her through the night. Her thyroid level is way up, I can tell because she is yowling, pesty and thin. sigh. Back to the vet. Igot her to eat meat again, and off the canned food, which is why her thyroid level is up again. She only likes very smooth wet food, no chunky bits. So I use my stick blender, and it works.

But I haven't started packing yet, and I am NOT PANICKING, which is hard. I don't know where my house is yet. I'm praying about that. There are a few possibles. That isn't as important as the packing, tho.

peggy, What kind of office does Larry work in? What is the business about? What a weird place.

I'm praying for you all, and enjoying reading everybody's stories of their lives. This morning I have to clean up the kitchen AGAIN and then go to town to pikcu up boxes from Uhaul, get cat food, and go to class and then to work for a few hours. Then swimming, and then home.

This is our last rehearsal before our final concerts tomorrow. We're doing ok, better than I thought we would. I'll be glad when it is over, though. One less thing to think about.

So I could use some prayer to knwo how the heck to start packing.
Nan
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Pam
Manitoba
Canada
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Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  7:17:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruthie Ann - Happiest of Birthdays to your daughter :).

Craftbug - that is cool that you have a wringer washer. My Mom used one for a long while when we were kids (so probably mid-late 80s/early 90s), but we couldn't use it (we were too little). Took a long time to do all of our laundry :p.

Janet - I'm jealous of your lilacs lol. Ours are a little late this year, but they smell lovely! There aren't a whole lot in town that I can see, but I don't have a yard or anything. Some year :p.

Bunny - good luck on your exam! You can do it!

Peggy - so glad that you have lots of time to get packing! The last time I moved, I just moved from A to B...granted, it was just upstairs to a different apartment, but I took it from downstairs & put in the same spot upstairs. Made life a bit easier, but it would have been nice to be able to go through things & throw stuff out. Oh well. I'm not going to live here forever! So happy that your granddaughter is doing better! That must be so scary for everyone, and her! Hope she's back to feeling better soon!

Natesgirl - I like your porch garden! Sounds busy :).

Luanne - sending get well thoughts to your Mom, as well as healing prayers your way for the memorial.

Nan - I say "just start!" Pick a spot - an easy one, like a closet you don't use, or a cupboard. Don't worry about washing/cleaning things while you're packing, just pack. Then when you get your new place, you can clean/wash & put things where you want them. That's the hardest thing, isn't it, just starting?!

Well, my patio garden on the north side is coming up great! I'm so excited about it! I'll have to post pictures of it. On Saturday, I swear my beans grew about 2 inches! I checked them in the morning and they were still tiny babies. I checked them on Sunday morning, and they were taller than my finger, almost taller than the pansies they are growing beside! My peas are coming up good, spinach is coming, my strawberries have flowers...yay me! I wasn't too sure, just because of the north side, and it being my first time doing a garden in pots, but it's working .

Did I tell you all I finally sent away for my natural nutritionist course? I should be getting it late next week or early the week after. I can't wait to start doing it & learning new things . It cost $3200, but I think it will be worth it. I was thinking of transferring to do it in class (which would require a move 2 provinces away) but then they told me it costs about twice as much, so that idea went out the window. Oh well. I'm going to put myself on a schedule to do it, and get it done. (The last time I had a distance course was my gr 12 French, and I spent the whole of spring break doing French, at least 8 hours a day. On the plus side, when I had to write the exam on the Monday afterwards, it was all fresh in my mind! lol After that, I spent at least 2 hours - 2 lessons a day - doing French homework .)

Well, I think I'm off to bed. It's been a busy & late week this past week, and I'm tired. Maybe if I go to bed now, I won't stay up so late reading tonight! (Haha, yah right!)

Thoughts & prayers & hugs to everyone!

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Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
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Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  7:32:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening Porchies,
Hi! Just wanted to stop by and say life is way too busy. I left this house at 7:00am and got home at 6:00 pm. Ive been working ever since I walked in the door. Im just exchated. I hope things slow down a bite. Thank you for all the birthday wishes for my sweet daughter. And yes Peggy Miss Katy is my only child. Not by my choice but our dear father had a different plan. If I could of had more children I would of had a large family. I wanted 6 kids but Ive had more than 6 kids I have helped raised.
Well Im off to pray for each of you and your families. 6am comes very early.
Take Care,
Ruthie Ann

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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
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Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  7:34:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alyce, Good luck with house hunting. I hope you find the perfect one.
Nan, prayers being sent for help in packing and finding a place you will be happy at.
Pam, glad your gardens are working for you. I know you were worried about planting in the north side. It is amazing how fast some things can grow.Good luck with the nutrition course. That is alot of money, so do hope it works out for you.
Well, getting late and I was up early today, so calling it a night. Have a great evening,

Janet
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Julie
TX
USA
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Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  06:28:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patsy- your life sounds dreamy with the wringer washer and green house. I read about a natural inhaler you might want to try for your DH's bronchitis. I haven't tried it myself. The recipe is 1-3 drops of eucalyptis, peppermint, and clary sage oils in a cup of boiling water. Breathe the vapors. Your garden sounds wonderful!

Angela- I'm glad your party turned out good. I grew bush beans this year and I was surprised by their flavor, sorta nutty tasting. Congrats on your espresso maker.

Well, ladies I got my certificate in the mail. I'm an official 2nd year member of the Sisterhood!

Today I thought I was going to do one thing but I'm sore from work so I will be staying home this morning. We really need to straighten up the house from the weekend, and frankly with several animals in the house it just plain stinks. Stinky little kittens! Pee Yew! We also have one rabbit in the house temporarily. We are still working on the total house clean out and DH is actually starting to help. I showed him my checklist on my phone and he sees that it's not so hard when you are only cleaning one drawer and then checking it off the list. We are getting close to finishing. 2 drawers in the kitchen and then 2 bedrooms left. Then we can think about any new projects like taking out carpet and painting. Making some lasagna tonight! Talk to you later girls!


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Lindsey
Shippensburg Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  3:40:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I was invited to join in the chatter here, so here I am with a mocha pudding cake and a pitcher of sun tea - unsweetened because I'm a Yankee, but I brought along a small bottle of simple syrup for you southern belles. :)

Is there room on the top step? That's my favorite place to perch.

"Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds." - Prov. 27:23
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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
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Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  5:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the porch, Lindsey. Yum!!!! The pudding cake and sun tea sound so good, and of course, they are calorie free here.LOL!!! I am bringing my Amish apple coffe cake I made today. Lots of sweets for us "sweets". Seems everyone is so busy this time of the year, been pretty quiet here lately.
It only got up to 60 today and we are in a freeze warning for tonight. We are never safe from frost here until Father's day. We have a pretty short growing season here.
Have a wonderful evening,

Janet
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Pam
Manitoba
Canada
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Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  7:49:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Lindsey! There's always room for another bottom on the porch, regardless of where you want to sit! And thanks for the pudding cake & sun tea! I tried making sun tea last year...but it didn't work. I don't think our sun up here is strong enough....But I just make iced tea regardless :). I tried making iced tea with some lemon grass green tea and purple acai & blueberry green tea. Tasted pretty good. I added some lime juice to it & yum!

Well, tonight, I had my Ebenezer group meeting. It's a scripture accountability group with an amazing group of women. I love it. We're small, but it's nice. Didn't get home til about 15-20 minutes ago. After next Monday, I think I am mostly free most nights (except for staff meeting nights - first Tuesday of the month, and Ebenezer's which is the 2nd Tuesday of the month). After being busy for the past few months almost every night, it's nice to be able to just be home. And especially with my course coming ... discipline & schedule, here I come! lol Well, I think it's time for bed, before I start thinking I need to eat something (when I don't! Especially since if I do, with my thyroid meds, it totally gives me the weirdest, dumbest, strangest dreams!). I'm going to put a limit on my reading tonight. Need some sleep. Have a good night all, Talk to you later!

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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Rebecca
Mount Vernon IL
USA
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Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  7:52:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Janet,
Where do you live to have a freeze warning tonight? I'm new here on the porch. I know how busy it can be seems like the only time I sit down is at night for a little bit.
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