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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  10:29:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well girls, today is Ric's first day at Sony--so excited! Plus, on the 27th, I get my replacement tooth.

Now if I can just make it through the migraine? I am tempted to write, "Alyce's head goes boom" on the calendar at work as a warning!

It sounds like everyone's been so busy! All the recipes make me more determined than ever to take up canning (especially now that I know it can be done with coffee).

I hope you gals are staying cool!



A hook, a book, and a good cup of coffee....
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  11:14:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello my dear girls,
I have so missed you. We are officially moved to new house but do not get phone and internet until tomorrow...I have been unconnected for a week and having withdrawals. I am at school getting ready for my butterflies. I love my new house we have had a rough week of moving, my sons and brotherinlaw were in an accident, and finally we will be closing on our sold house on Wednesday..praise the Lord I will only have one house to take care of.

I just wanted to pop in and let you know I am here and can't wait to be back in my rocking chair with my tea and sharing life with yall.
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

Visit my blog~Wings of Joy http://frommyteacup.blogspot.com
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  12:53:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg, I loved my VW Rabbits. Easy on fuel and dependable. Enjoy that new chair. Great pix at the mill.
Julie, I like that one on satan, I will surely remind him of his comeuppance.
Megan, hope the job comes through, and congrats on the license to roll.
Pam, carpets are a pain in one way but easier to keep clean than naked OSB. ;>)
Miranda kudos to Josh for being such a help.
Bunny, great stuff!!! Not sure about the LDS not helping your mom. My sister is LDS and lives in Eastern Oregon. The church kept her in meals the whole time she was recuperating from having a leg removed after a vehicle accident. She may not have that correct.
Monica God really can fix things that look unfixable. My stepson was beaten to death in Portland OR and my DH forgave him because he said he would go crazy if he didnít. Shortly before my DH died the mom of my stepson told him that the young man responsible for the deed had turned to the Lord in prison and told her how very sorry he was for all the pain he had caused. It did not bring Robert back but it did heal some tender wounds.

Finally finished with the cleaning, painting and repairing of DD and DSILís old home which they rented to a friend. Wore me out. I love my DSIL but he does not handle stress well. But I had my Ipod loaded with a bunch of teachings on Biblical stuff so turned it up a notch and ignored the anxiety coming out of the mouth problems.

My DGD is going to move into the room next to her Godmother. Good. I will get her moved on Wed. She wants a dog and after thinking about it, it may be for the best. She needs companionship and a dog is much better than some males I can think of.

I however, need a bit of a rest. Between the kids and all that I really need to get done for my self before winter sets in, I am feeling like I have a case of the slows. I plan to take next weekend off and rest. I just might read all weekend.

Blessings all. Back to the salt mine.

CMF
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  8:38:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone!
Peggy, Netty, Judy, and Cherime, and whoever else wished me luck, thank you very much! I think the interview went very well, and hopefully when they call me in the next week it'll be to offer me the job!
Peggy, those pictures look like a fun time! Glad you were able to have good times with your family!
Teacher Tammy, yay for you posting! We do hope you'll be back on more often. I hope with school starting and all that you'll be able to come on and share stories of your blossoming butterflies.
The past two days have been really great for me! Yesterday after church I was able to visit with some grade school friends for a bit. Then my entire dad's side went to my cousin's last baseball game, and we had a family Sunday with dinner included, which is always fun. But my day was not over! I went over to my neighbor's house and we visited for a while. We watched the movie One for the Money, which was pretty good and is based off of a book series. Today after my interview I was able to hang out with a few grade school friends for the day, and it really was great. Good to get done before rugby starts tomorrow! As of tomorrow, school owns my life! I hope everyone has wonderful Tuesdays!
God's and Farmgirl's Blessings,
Megan

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  12:12:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi My Porchies...
another nice warm day here and preparing to heat up in to the 100's.

April...hope you all have fun at the County Fair. Ours is over...and I didn't go. My husband and son don't enjoy them...so, I need to find some girlfriends to go with.
Hope your kiddos do well with their 4-H Projects.

Netty...Well good for Tiffany moving back to where she has family and friends to support her. I would have been mad at my sister if she left me alone where I knew no one. I am glad to hear that she got her old job back with a raise...how cool is that?
Yummy...grape jelly is my second favorite addition to toast. Strawberry is my first. Let us know how it all turns out sense it was your first time to make the grape.
About the Old Mills still left in this Country (including ours) most are just used as Teaching Mills. Taking the average public in and showing them how things use to be done and then grinding some grain to let them take home and enjoy. I am so glad that we have one close by because it really is so cool to visit. It is like stepping back in time.

Alyce...can't wait to hear how Ric's first day at Sony went.
Did you have a tooth fall out? My sister had one of those replacement tooth things made...and I think they called it a flipper.

Teacher Tammy...yahoo, you are out from under paint cans, boxes and school preperation long enough to check in and take a little breather on the porch today.
You will be so Happy when you are down to just one house. I know I was.

Looking forward to sgooching over and making room for you more regularly.

Hard to believe it is almost Butterfly time once again.

Cherime...so you have VW Rabbits huh? I had a friend that swore they were the only car she would ever own and drive. She loved them too.

DH and I are really liking our new Bug.
I haven't really driven it yet...once I get him down to the office one day...I am going to go shopping and drive by myself.
So, I can enjoy it even more.

Good for you for giving yourself a weeks vacation to do nothing. Hope you get lots of RNR and some good books read.

Megan...glad to hear that your interview went well. Crossing fingers and toes for you to get the job.

No, Rugby injuries this year girl!!! Have fun but be good to yourself!

We are going to turn around and you will be graduating before we know it. Goodness time flies by!!!!

Well my lovelies...I think I am going to go in and whack on my hair tonight before bed. It is bugging me...and it is two weeks until payday...so, I am going to do it myself this month. I do that on a regular basis. I pay to get it professionally about 4 times a year...the rest of the time I do it myself. I use to be a hairstylist...many moons ago, so I don't do too bad a job with it.

OK...off to shave my head. LOL Just Joking!

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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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  05:45:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg, unfortunately it was had VW Rabbits. I had 2 diesels when DH was alive. He repaired them and kept them up. I sold one and gave the other to a guy who wanted his daughter to learn to drive in it. They did a bit of maintenance on it and then gave it to a couple who needed a car. DH would have approved. I whack on my hair all the time.
Megan, let us know how that goes. And I second Peg no injuries this year.
Blessings all. Off to the old salt mine.

CMF
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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  07:15:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning
Hope all of you had a wonderful week end. Mine was a whole lot busier than I thought it was going to be.

We got about 10 seconds of rain on Friday. If you can call that rain. LOL

Shanda cool stuff in the swap.I wish I had more time for swaps. They are lots of fun.

Megan praying for the job.

Monica those sound wonderful. What is cream of coconut? I don't think I have seen it around here.

Patsy school starts here next week. I have to be in on the 20th the students on the 23rd. Sigh:( I have so enjoyed my time off.

Pam you jams sound really good. I would love the recipes. I will bring fresh homemade patato bread to the porch tomorrow if you bring the jam.

Peggy OOOH and AHHH! Is it as comfortale as it looks?

Peggy that looks like a neat place to explore. My DH and I love to go look through places like that. It is awesome that they still grind flour there.
They make a cute couple. Thanks for sharing the pic.

Alyce a lot of people have been having migraines latly. I wonder if it is heat or smoke. We have so many fires arouund us they rate the air quality at orande. I am not sure what that means, bit it does not sound good.
Tell Ric good luck with the new job

TL Tammy glad every thing is getting settled for you. Is everyone all right after the accident?

Off to go work at my oldest DD's place. We are moving the chickens out to her house. They have an acre out of town. I will miss my chickens, but we have a neighbors that hates them and complaines. It best they go. The Gkids will take care of them and have fun with them. Whenever the Gkids are here that is the first place they head to. They love to play with the chickens and collect the eggs.

Try to keep cool. It's supose to hit 99 today.

Dianne (ID)
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  3:07:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am connected to the world today...I have wireless at home now...can use my nook nad my new laptop that we are getting soon will be wonderful. I left yall brownies and chocolate tea. I have registration tonight at school.

Huibby is finishing cleaning at the other house and tomorrow we close...so please pray it goes well. Then one house.

I am so excited to share about my house...still cant locate camera I stuck it in some thing that I obviously don't remember...so who knows but will post pictures soon and of course I am gearing up to share some stories about my newest butterflies to join me next week...can't wait to see some of them tonight.

well gotta fly
love to you all
Tammy

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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

462 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
462 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  3:41:38 PM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
howdy all,
hope you are all having a good week so far. tomorrow, frontier is coming out to check my outside equipment to see why my internet not staying online. they checked the line from the office, nothing wrong there. i was offline 3 times before noon yesterday, that's the only complaint i have living in these mountains...bad internet. was watching a movie on netflix and it went out.only good thing is when it comes back on, it starts from where it stopped. ever since verizon left us in the hands of frontier, it's been one big mess with me calling every month because they can't get my bill right! grrrrrr

ok, ruffles feathers back in place. lol..

..on the way home from getting groceries yesterday, we saw a flock of young turkey hens cross the road. love living out here in the woods, never know what you will see. one amazing sight was when we saw 3 mourning doves sitting on either side of a hawk, spaced evenly apart on a power line that stretched across the cow pasture. where's the camera when you need it?

...soooo, with holidays around the corner, hubby and i have started walking and biking daily just to see if we can shed a few pounds. the weather has been so much better with 82 being the high for the day, so makes it easier to get out there. guess the temps are going up towards the weekend, but if we get out there in early morning (me not so much) and late evening (LOVE when the sun goes down). got 3 months before we make our trip to ohio at thanksgiving time. can hardly wait..

have a good one everybody, sounds like your all busy doing this n that.. hugs..prayers...smiles :)

Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  4:56:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi gals, Yesterday we went to Mackinac City, almost 200 miles from here. Took Olivia with us, she slept all the way there and back. Loved all the new smells of a different place. We brought sandwiches and tuna salad and fruit, and homemade cookies, applesauce raisin, coffee and soda. We went to the park there and ate and walked arounds, went to the gift shop, then went downtown and looked in some of the stores there. This is a big tourist area with Lake Michigan on one side and Lake Heron on the other. It was supposed to rain, but it did not until we were about 55 miles from home. Did not rain here though. We keep missing all the rain, it is either north or south, or east or west of us. We need the rain so bad. The state fair started here last night, but if we go, we will not go until Saturday.
Well, off for the night, I will try to post pictures tomorrow. Have a great evening,

Janet
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  9:30:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone!
Peggy, don't even say graduation! I still have to start junior year, I have two more years! Ahh I don't want to think of graduating, that's a crazy thought! I hope your self-haircut looks fabulous (I'm sure it will!)!
Cherime, I'm thirding no injuries this year!
Dianne, thanks for the prayers! And it doesn't sound like the weather around here, it's cooling off here. Thankfully!
Tammy, yay for being connected! I can't wait to see pictures of your new abode!
Patsy, it sounds like you have the perfect area for biking. I wish I lived near more wooded areas and such. It would make running much more enjoyable!
Janet, it sounds like a fun day you had! And I hope you get rain, are you being affected by drought-like conditions? Our grass looked like hay until it started raining.
Well, school is almost here, signalled by the beginning of rugby season. It was a really great practice, already I think it's going to be a good year. All together, it was just a great day! Wishing for wonderful Wednesdays!
God's and Farmgirl's Blessings,
Megan

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2012 :  12:43:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I love all things hearts and I collect heart shaped rocks etc. This was some pine needles
on the ground where I was walking the dog today. I noticed several piles of them yesterday
but it wasn't until today that I noticed one pile was heart shaped. How cool is that?
Like I say..."God just throws his love at my feet!" (+:

I don't know why I am boring you all with my pictures lately ...just something new to share
I guess.



Have you ever seen miniature morning glories before? I haven't but I have these little ones
growing on My Porch (I planted them) but didn't know they would be so tiny. They are just
precious.

Cherime...I am glad that I am not the only Porchie hair whaker. LOL Mine turned out pretty good. And even though I am trained...when you cut your own air and looking at everything in the mirror reverse...not every hair cut is a
good one. LOL I always just shrug my shoulders and say..."Hey, it's only hair...it'll grow back"
And mine grows very fast.

Dianne...10 seconds of rain is like "spit"...not worth anything at all. Not fair! What a scorching summer for most everyone.

Teacher Tammy...yea, your connected again! Oh, bless hubby for finishing the cleaning on the old house for you. He gets lots of Praise and Kudos...for being a good guy!

Wow...brownies and Chocolate tea, how did you know I needed a chocolate fix?
I got an "Emergency
Chocolate Bar" from my Secret Sister this week and when I opened it, it was old and didn't look good. I was so dissappointed cuz it really was an Emergency that night. LOL!

Can't wait to see pictures of your new place.

Hope Registration Night was a huge success.

Patsy...Frontier sounds like they need to come up to the 21 st Century.
Well, even though living in the Mts. isn't so great for Cable Coverage...you have alot of other really Wonderful Perks! The Wild Life along would be all worth it.
Good for you two getting out there on your bikes and getting some excercize. We all need that before the Winter weather hits.

Janet...I have never heard of Mackinac City but it sounds like you had a good time. Who is Olivia?
Your grand-daughter? Sounds like you had a wonderful picnic lunch all prepared for your trip. I remember when I was a kid...my parents always liked going on long rides on the weekends and we would always take sandwhiches and iced tea and cookies etc. Out of three kids I was the only one who enjoyed those family outings. And my DH and I often take long rides...we both enjoy it.

Megan...OK, settle down sweetpea...I retract my "Graduation" comment. I want you to enjoy your last two years to the fullest...but it just seems like yesterday you were starting your freshman year...that's all I'm saying. *giggle*

Today my youngest son (yes, Shane) came and got me to run errands with him...while DH slept the day away. Afterwards he took me to Lunch at The Red Lion on the River. We sat outside and enjoyed their covered patio, and watched the sailboats on the river. And Mt. Hood was poking up out of a layer of haze. It was so nice and relaxing and scenic.

Gotta share something funny. My husband and I went Grocery shopping tonight. He took one cart and I took one cart and we had not made out a grocery list before hand...but he went his way...I went my way and when we met at the check out stand...we had not duplicated one thing that the other had picked out. We do that all the time...and I find it so amazing. We both shop totally differently. I head for the fresh fruit, veggies and canned goods. He heads for meats, frozen foods, dairy and every snack isle. LOL But you put it all together and it is everybit what we need (Minus the snack items).

OK my girlies...I'm off to bed. Sweetest Dreams,
peggy




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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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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

462 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
462 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2012 :  06:35:22 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Peggy: that would be fun to test out, shopping with 2 carts, hubby don't agree with me, but he thinks we would end up with the same stuff..but he says he'd make sure he had lil debbie's, couple microwave meals, soda...lol
love your pics, don't stop. all growth is being stunted this year because of the weather. my sunflowers never made it up to my shoulder. last year they were over my head.

Frontier showed up at my door at 9am! WHAT!? we were told 1-5 was the time they would show up and they would NOT come inside. This guy knocks on the door, comes straight in to the computer! good grief! then he tells us our problems are because of congestion on the line.. YA THINK? we already knew that! they're supposed to be putting in a new line somewhere next week to help with congestion.

ahhhh Megan, that was a reality check on graduating huh? now the seed has been planted and it will be in your mind. Peggy just means yer shoving us up the ladder with ya, so it's a reality check for all of us.

ok, off for a walk, sorry for venting, but i feel better :) have a great day everybody! hugs,prayers, smiles ;)

Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
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sonshine4u
Chapter Guru

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April
New Prague MN
USA
1205 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2012 :  06:42:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey ladies!

We finished all our 4-H projects and they were judged last night and the kids received blue ribbons on everything they entered! They are excited to go back on Thursday when the fair opens to see who the judges decided to give grand champion to! They really enjoyed their first experience with all the judges.

Today my folks arrive, so I gotta boogey to get the guest room tidied up! Never a dull moment around here!

Enjoy your day ladies!!

~April

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2012 :  06:47:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, Mackinac City is on the shore just off a bridge that is 5 miles and very high, connecting lower Michigan and Upper Michigan. There is an Island, a state park that you take a ferry over. There are no motorized vehicles on the Island, only horses and bicycles. A very historical place, indeed. We did not go there, as we have been there hundreds of times. Olivia is our dog, 2 year old Yorkie. She is our baby, so when I talk of Olivia, you know she is a part of our family, only not human.
Megan, my, you are so mature for your age. These next 2 years of high school will be some of the most important ones for preparing you for college. Enjoy them to the fullest. That is great that you like sports and participate in them.
Today looks like another picture perfect day in the 70s, after 44for the low. I love the cool nights, we still use out fan in the bedroom window and blow in all that cold air. Bob freezes, and I am still sweating!! LOL!!! He love me!!!! We still need rain, but now that there is no grass to cut, I am just watering the flower and veggie gardens. I gave up on the lawn. Too big to keep up with watering.
Tammy, That is wonderful that you are now connected again. How did we ever live without the internet before? Glad you will be more settled in before school starts. I bet you do miss your little butterflies.
Patsy, enjoy your bike rides. How great to be able to get out and do that. Good exercise.
Well porchies, gotta go finish my laundry before I go out for breakfast with my sister.
Gledna, hope all is going okay for you. How is your brother doing? Still praying.
Have a great day,

Janet
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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2012 :  08:46:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning and scoot over I need to sit a spell.

Ok I really don't I didn't do that much yesterday. I did bake some potato bread and some blueberry muffins. DH was into the fresh bread real fast when he got home from work. There are fresh muffins and bread here if anyone needs a snack.

Patsy I love the times we get to head to the woods. There is always some wildlife to see. We get a few deer here in town. Yes this is a small town and the deer wonder in occassionaly. My Dh and I want to buy a place close to the woods but have not found the right one yet.

Janet Makinac City sounds like fun. Sounds like you had a mini vacation.
I know what you mean about the rain. We need it to put out the fires. Today is not as smokey but still not clear.

Peggy your pics are not boring. I love them. I am a fan of all things heart shaped. I love it when God gives me a heart shape where it shouldn't be. Makes me feel loved.

Patsy you are allowed to vent here. It is safe here to vent. That way you can be nice to the repairman and he will be nice to you. Hopefully! I do hope you get you internet all sorted out. We have Quest, sorry, Century Link, here but there are still problems with the conection. I am not sure what century they are linked to. LOL

April congrats to the kids on all the blue ribbions. Let us know who got the grand champion.

Janet our dogs are part of our family too. We have my youngest DS's dog. His name is Griffin. He is more needy than any of my children ever were. You can not love this dog enough. LOL. Buddy, my husbands dog is getting older but still thinks he is a puppy and can run and play all day. Then the next day he can hardly move and lays around and moans. I told my DH buddy sounds just like him. LOL

I best get something done today. Long list but don't feel like doing much. Do any of you have days like that? I am normally doing several things at once. Oh well.

Dianne (ID)
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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

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Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2012 :  6:23:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ladies! I've been popping on and off here reading and trying to catch up. I hope you get your job Megan. If I could go back in time I don't know that I would have ever started working. I think I might have done things differently. Mostly concentrate on school. DH and I have been ramping up our Faith activities so it's been keeping us busy. We are getting ready for next month when we have to squeeze in 50 hours of service that we signed up for. I looked at my calendar today and I have 23 free days so it works out to about 2 hours and 5 minutes on each of those days or I can do more or less as long as it adds up to 50 on September 30th. One thing DH and I have learned is when you are improving/increasing in spiritual areas, Satan is also increasing his attacks on you to discourage you. We've had some real disappointments this week and September is still 2 weeks away. The oldest DD is being a real witch to us and DH has been in a heated discussion with his office manager. I will have to let the DD thing go for now and let things cool off. DH doesn't understand why this office manager is all of a sudden causing problems about clocking in when he is a salaried employee. She is too but doesn't clock in. So what is the deal? The boss is out of town all week, too. So I worry that someone may snap and do or say something and he lose his job. I guess I'm just going to mope around a little. I usually don't feel down for too many days. I think I will have some hot tea and go to bed. I hope to catch up on all the pages on Friday.

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2012 :  7:13:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, I hope things cool down some for you. Hopefully the tea helped you calm down too.
Peggy, I forgot to mention. Mackinac Island is where they filmed Somewhere In Time. It was filmed at the Grand Hotel there. Very historic there.
We are supposed to get rain tonight and tomorrow. I sure hope to wake up in the middle of the night and hear it raining out. Hubby says no fan tonight, so hope I am not too warm. HAHA!!!
Have a great evening,

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jan49829
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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
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Posted - Aug 16 2012 :  06:26:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is thundering out, hopefully we will get more than 10 drops of rain today, but the radar is not showing any green here. I hope it decides to rain all day!!! Off here, don't like to be on when it is thundering out. More later, have a great day,

Janet
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.Linz.
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Lindsey
Shippensburg Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Aug 16 2012 :  09:40:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, I would just love to go to Mackinac someday - it sounds so lovely!

I've missed you chickies! Been busy running errands, canning peaches, making cheese and cajeta from our extra goat's milk, and today I made some fresh lemonade, sweetened with honey - here, have some!

The weather here has been lovely - cooler with a nice breeze, we've gotten quite a bit of rain and the mornings are pretty dewey - summer is slowly coming to an end. Bring on Autumn, I say! It's my absolute favorite season. :)

"Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds." - Prov. 27:23
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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
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Posted - Aug 16 2012 :  10:40:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Here are some of the First Signs of Fall Approaching in my Neighborhood.

Well guess what girls??? I found my Jewelry this morning and I didn't even have to
step foot into my husbands room crammed full of boxes. I didn't even have to throw
the stick of TNT in there and hope for my Jewelry to blow out...You know why?????
Because it was in a box in my closet hidden behind clothes... and worse yet...I now
remember putting it there myself. I would ROFLOL if it wasn't so Pathetic!!! You
think you've looked every where but low and behold it is in that one place you
never thought to even look. I can't even blame it on Fibro Fog or getting old, wish
I could. ~ I did the same thing yesterday afternoon. I about tore my kitchen apart
looking for my 2 cutting boards. One is large...so a little hard to not be able to
see it. Anyway, I was cutting up veggies for Tacos last night and ended up using
a Hot Plate Trivet to cut on. Then after dinner I am putting all the veggies in plastic
tubs to throw in the Frig. and when I went to the designated drawer for all the lids,
underneath them all...was my two cutting boards. *warning...remind self to never move again*

Lindsey...good to have you on The Porch today..we have missed you...but now we see why... you
have been very busy! Hey girl...do you happen to make goats milk soap??? I would order some
from you if you do.

Yeah Janet...hope it rains all day for you today. I will be rejoicing with you...as I melt
in triple digits today and tomorrow. ~ MacKinac Island sounds like a really lovely place to
visit. I love Historic Venues. ~ Thanks for letting me know that Olivia is your dog. I know
that whole baby our animals thing...we do the same with ours.

Julie...sorry that you are in a bit of a *grey cloud over your head* mood today...but everyone
has those times. Yesterday, I was down right cranky from the heat (and Iam the one who has
been wanting a nice warm summer). Go figure! God gives us what we want and we still moan and
complain.

Dianne...glad to know you like those unexpected heart shapes in your days too.
They just always seem to jump out at me, from the most unusual places.

April...so glad the kids got some blue ribbons at the Fair. That had to have made
them feel really good. Did you, yourself enter anything???

Patsy...I am with your hubby when it comes to the Lil Debbie snacks. They are just too
good. Did you ever read The Midford Series of books??? I remember Father Tim...having
a heart attack...and his Church Secretary cleaning out his Snack Drawer of Lil' Debbie Snacks.
I have always believed that no matter what..."If it Tastes Good...you should Spit it out" because
you can bet your bottom dollar in isn't good for you. If it tastes like sawdust...yup, it's
probably healthy for you!!! LOL

Well, I got up and walked Snickers earlier than usual this morning...trying to beat the heat.
Now, I am waiting for DH to get ready so we can do a few things and be back in time to
stay in the AC at the very heat of the day. ~ I also have crafting group tonight. One of the
gals makes home-made Peach Pie every year for another gals birthday...at that is tonight.
She makes the best Peach Pie...ever! My mouth is watering just telling you about it. LOL

OK...off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!! Ha Ha!

Stay Cool Girls...and if you do get rain...go DANCE IN IT!!! And if you
get enough rain to make Puddles...Judy and I will come run through them
with you!!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Peggy



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"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 Aug 16 2012 10:48:39 AM
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Netty
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Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2012 :  3:59:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How I enjoy getting on here and reading what everyone is doing. You never know if you are going to laugh or cry, but we are always here to help each other out.

Peggy I also enjoy your pictures when you post them. You take really nice pics. If I were to take the same pic. it would not look as good as yours. My youngest daughter is the same as you, she has a good eye for photography.

I made up 5 batches of grape jelly which it equals out to 23 pints jars. Even tho it was the easiest thing I have ever canned I am glad it's done.

Lindsay....it sounds like you have been busy canning also. A lot of work, but it is so pretty when you get done plus it's even better to eat in the dead of winter.

Julie...so sorry you are in the dumps. I know what you mean when you are working so hard to get closer to God and the old nasty devil does like to pick more on you. It can get discouraging, but we must push on.

Janet....I am like you and need the fan going when we go to bed. I am laying there sweating and hubby, like yours, is freezing. I freeze everyone out in the summer and winter, the good thing about winter is we don't us as much propane.

Dianne...I have to many days where I just want to do nothing. Boy oh boy, when you look at my house you sure can tell. Surprised hubby hasn't hollered yet. Tomorrow I have to get busy cleaning or I will go nuts. Actually I can only take the mess so long and then I get on a cleaning spree. Is it really hot up your way? I know even when I am in the house with the air going that ole hot hot weather can wear you out.

April... I know your kids were proud of their accomplishments and getting a blue ribbon. I use to be in 4 H and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot also. I wished more kids would get involve with 4 H and other clubs. They don't know what they are missing out on.

Patsy...I sure hope the cable guy can get your congestion worked out next week. Not fun when your all plugged up. Does your TV channels come in ok or do you have troulbe with that too?

TL Tammy....so glad you are hooked back up and your moving experience is almost a memory. Sure is nice hubby will clean up the other place, I know that helps you out. Can't wait to see pics. of your new house and how you fixed it up.

Megan... I know you are or will be busy with school soon. My kids started yesterday, and I will never figure out why some of the teachers send homework home on the first night. I guess they don't want any slackers.[;)

If I forgot someone I am so sorry. I have to go get some supper started before my boy gets home from football practice. He is like a bear coming out of hybernation.

You all take care

Netty
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jan49829
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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
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Posted - Aug 16 2012 :  7:51:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, we only got a few drops of rain again, it blew right by us for the umteenth time. All the rain has been going either north or south of us. I guess that is why we are called the banana belt in this area. BUT we do need rain so bad. When we do get some, it probably won't stop until we are sick of it. It is cooler though, 60s during the day and 40s at night. Autumn is in the air, summer is done until next year now.
Getting late and I have to work for the next week for my son, he is going on vacation and mom is there to work the week for him. He wants to get some camping in, but it is going to get cold at night.
Have a great evening,

Janet
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knittinchick
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Megan
Wisconsin
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Posted - Aug 16 2012 :  9:17:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone!
Miss Peggy, I'm sorry for the mini freakout! It's just insane to think that I only have two years left. Grade school seems like such a long time ago! Glad that you found your jewelry! And thanks for sharing your pictures, you always upload great pictures! Love ya sister!
Patsy, there's now a seed planted in my head for sure:)
Netty, I start school on Wednesday. And we definitely get homework on the first day, a few of my classes even had summer homework!
Julie, I hope things get better for your DH. Hugs to you!
The past few days have been reality checks that school is starting soon! I had a review session for one of my advanced placement classes this morning, and rugby is also helping me get onto a schedule. But tomorrow my mom and I are going to Irish Fest here, so all summer fun is not lost! I hope everyone has great Fridays!
God's and Farmgirl's Blessings,
Megan

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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shanda
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Shanda
Broken Bow OK
USA
522 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2012 :  05:02:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm still popping in and out reading, laughing and praying. It just seems so busy right now with the new hours at work and us starting the school year up agian. Balancing homeschool and work has always been tricky, but I feel like this year is going to go fairly smooth. My DD and I made a new dessert yesterday for her Home Ec. I'll share the receipe after work this evening. It was yummy yummy yummy.
well, morning coffee time is over, time to get cleaned up and ready for work. Have a blessed friday ya'll!

Shanda

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