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fromscratchhomemadelife
Farmgirl in Training

40 Posts

Cassi
Western Middle TN
USA
40 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2012 :  08:00:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I live!!

We caught the mastitis soon enough. I'm still down, but I feel alive instead of zombie-like which was how I felt last time. The last time I had it I was praying someone would shot me to put me out of my misery. I knew the signs of it this go around and knew I was in trouble when the plugged duct I had wouldn't budge and was becoming very painful. I called the doc and she didn't hesitate to call in the antibiotic. Mastitis is the only thing I've had in 4 years that has required medicine to treat aside from the blood thinner I use during pregnancy. She knew I was about to go down, lol. I took the first antibiotic pill and shortly after my fever started spiking and the infection set in. By that night - I was laid up upon the bed. The next day - I didn't take it as easy as I should have because I didn't feel as bad as I had the last time. Big mistake. That night my fever started to rise again. I've been taking it easy since and I have been fever free. Just lethargic with some leftover breast pain. The antibiotic is kicking it's booty though! I hate hate hate this infection. It's the worst!

We've had some storms out this way too and now my windows are open and there is a delightful breeze. I love fake fall! I even made super simple pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I hope y'all are enjoying the same good weather fortune and from your replies it appears most are!

Cassi
Farmgirl #4371

http://fromscratchourhomemadelife.blogspot.com
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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1193 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1193 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2012 :  7:24:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening Porchies,
Hi! I just had a minute to drop in and sit. Im praying for each of you and your families everyday. Hoping all get well very soon. Life here is positive and very very busy. Im working 50 hours a week. Im very tried but am glad to have a job. Went to a birthday party and out to dinner for my cousin Susan's birthday yesterday. Morning grace bible study is starting. I can't wait to go.Tomorrow Im going to call and see if I can still get into the hand built pottery class. If Im able to get into this class I wil be able to scratch that off my finding me list aka bucket list.
Please keep my dd in your prayers as she asks God if and where she would be going on a mission trip this school year. She's also needs pray as to were all the money will come from as well. She thinks she's like to go back to the orphange in Hungry or is thinking about going to India to Mother Teresa's orghange . She has to make a decisions this next week as they have sign ups during chapel as spots fill up fast. Well it's already 9:30 and better get to bed . 4:30ish comes very early.
Have a wonderful Monday,
Ruthie Ann




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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  07:41:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK....I just have to share this with you this morning while it's still funny!
I got up at 8 AM....what's up with that?...That's soooo not me! I sleep til 10 EVERY morning! THAT'S me!
I have all this energy. Why? What am I 'spose to do with that at this hour? Hubs is still asleep! Can't make lots of noise!
So I decide to clean the upstairs bathroom.
So I'm cleaning,listening to the radio...and I get a glimpse of myself in the mirror.
Here I am, hair nicely coifed(my bowl((not toilet Peg))cut of last year has grown out into the Farrah Fawcet that I wanted when I was 20-ish,so it looks nice and I'm cleaning the toilet in my jammies...and white robe....my white robe....really? Who does that? Move over Donna Reed, I've taken your spot girl! ....AND, I'm listening to Swan Lake on NPR radio. Really?....and my robe is still white!
Ya know, if Julie Child would have poked her head around the corner and said, "MonaMei, Your tea is ready.'BonaPetite"(sp)....it wouldn't have surprised me a bit!
Now,just so you don't think I'm totally prim&perfect, let me tell you the Rest-of-the-Story,Paul Harvey! I made a pot of tea before I started my morning and was pouring a cup and admiring my little lady-bug drip catcher(it's so cute) and I noticed that I forgot to put the little metal "Dripless Teapot Gadget"(honest, that's what it's called on the package)in the spout and the ladybug is gonna need adjusted to catch the drips better if she has to do it all herself. *snicker* So, in mid-stream....MID-STREAM Girls....HOT TEA....not tepid tea...I put my hand under the spout to move my little bug up further.
Now,I don't know about you Gals, but at times like these, I'm hearing God(He really does speak to us in moments like this when we are being totally(((STUPID)))...and He's saying, "Judy...your hand is...Judy, move your hand....JUDEEEEEE,move yo...." *ZZZZTTTTT* .... *OUCHHHH * I just poured HOT tea all over my fingers...and watched it happen, like a slo-mo film. And I'm saying, "Now, why did God allow THAT to happen? That hurt! And, where is my gaurdian angel when I need her?"
Sometimes I really think God just shakes His head and thinks....That one can't be mine...she must have gotten mixed up at the hospital!
This is my mother's favorite saying when my Sister or I do something really dumb. hahaha
But, yeaaa, just thought I'd share that with you Gals this morning. I think I should go back to bed!(owwww, my hand hurts)
BUT....my white robe is still white, AND my bathroom is clean! *GiggleGiggle*

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
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littlegirl54
True Blue Farmgirl

61 Posts

Connie
Rio Linda California
USA
61 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  09:16:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Judy, thanks for the laugh, and I totally understand the feeling. I have been there so many times.
Have a great rest of the day. :}

Life's too short to sit in a box all day. Get out and do something creative.

Connie H.
Farmgirl Sister 4152
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  09:21:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very funny, Judy, but sorry you got burnt!!!!

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6431 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6431 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  11:17:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy...*giggle...laugh...snort...laugh!* OK Donna Reed & Mrs. Cleaver...did ya wear your pearls with
your white robe too? Hee Hee! You wouldn't have been wearing that robe in "MY" bathroom last week. It
would NOT STILL BE WHITE! ROFLOL!!! ~ Sorry you got burned but didn't ya hear "Papa" yelling at ya...to
move your stupid hand? Yeah, your gaurdian angel...was sleepen on the job (obviously she is use to you
sleepen in til 10:00 too). That'll teach ya to get up early.... messing up Heaven's schedule is just not
a good thing! Ha Ha!

You are so stinken funny girlfriend! I needed that visual laugh today.

I had a strange thing happen at church yesterday. The Praise & Worship part of the service had dealt with
having an "awakening" in our souls and spirit for God. And I had asked God to deepen the Holy Spirit within
me. Well, later in the preaching part of service I was just really zero'd in on the message and all of a
sudden it felt like the person sitting behind me leaned over and blew on my neck. I whipped around to see who it was and no one was sitting behind me. So, I turned back around and thought..."Ok, that was strange!"
Then about 5 minutes later it happened again. So, again I turned around to look and still the chair behind
me was empty. Then about 5 minutes later it happened again. This time I didn't even bother turning around,
because I just decided that was God trying to fan the flame of His Spirit within me. Three breaths...representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ~ Just had to share that!

More Later...
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."

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

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MtnGrlByTheBay
True Blue Farmgirl

171 Posts

Erin
Lexington Park MD
USA
171 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  11:52:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aftenoon Ladies! Things are brighter today. Had a nice weekend with my family. DH and I had a very nice lunch together last Friday. It was a little deli that we'd never tried before, and it was pretty good. A little $$, but hey, I had leftovers, so if I get 2 lunches for a $10 price tag, I won't complain too loudly. It did us good. It's nice to know that when our marriage really needs a little TLC, we BOTH agree to make time to give it.

Won the football game too on Saturday morning, so that always brings a smile to DH, and thus to the rest of us. He took both boys to get their hair cut, so I stole a nap on the couch after the game. Bonus!

My RIR chicken, who I'd given up hope of ever laying an egg, gave me a two beautiful brown eggs over the weeken too! It's funny - she used to take treats and drop them for the younger hens to scarf down, but now that she's laying, it's "every hen for herself" and she's far from generous now!

We never heard much more about that accident. It seemed really strange, but we prayed hard for the family, and I know eventually I'll run into my old young friend, and give her a special hug.

Well, my little "Porch Portal" just got shut, as I need to go fix a file that my boss just told me about.

Couple of quickies... my sister is giving me the old Honda 90 Trail Bike that my cousins and I used to drive all around the farm when we were kids. It needs restoring, buty my whole family supports it, so I can't wait to start tinkering with it! Is there an Automotive Badge for MJF Sisterhood? ;) Also, it looks like I'm going to help her move in a couple of weeks. They've been in the same house for 20 years. This is such a good thing, but sadly, I'll miss going to the local fair with my boys. Maybe we can crash one of the neighboring county's fairs!

HUGS to you... gotta go.

^^^I'm a RidgeRunner, and will always feel best when surrounded by the PA mountains.^^^

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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  4:18:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy....I think we traded places this morning, I usally get up at 6:15 and after the kids walk out to go to school I will get busy with something. Well this morning I went and laid back in my recliner and fell back to sleep. When I woke up I started to clean the kitchen and still had my nightie on. I did go and got dressed just because my older daughter was here. Ha By the way I woke up at 10:00am.

I did love your story tho, it made me laugh and I was needing to laugh. Just hope your hand is ok and yes I have done silly things like putting my hand into boiling water after I poured it into the sink and I reach in to take the stopper out.

My son hurt his shoulder in last Fridays game. Doc. said he just about dislocated it. So he is off of football for a week and see if the shoulder starts to heal. Knowing my son it probaly won't heal. I told him if he hurts it any worse then he may have to have surgery. I don't think he thinks I know what I am talking about, as uasal. Besides ruining his shoulder the cost is so outlandish. He had to have some repairing done on his hip last spring so he has already has had surgery once for playing in sports.

Everyone take care and talk at ya later.

Netty
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  5:41:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a dr. appointment today at 10, so got up and took a shower and got ready, 9 the dr. office called and asked if I could come in at 3 because the dr. had an emergency. I said okay, changed my clothes and went to Joann Fabrics. Went to the dr. at 10 minutes before 3, signed in, and waited, and waited, and waited. At 4:10, I went up to the desk and asked if they forgot about me, or what. They did not tell the nurse that I was there!!!!! I was so mad. I told the nurse that if one more person went in before me, I would have gotten up and left and found a different dr. office to go to. I just went for a 6 month recheck and to go over my bloodwork. Next week is mammogram, next month the good old pelvic and pap.
It is fall here, today it was 33 degrees when I got up and warmed up to 68. Now it is very windy.Acorns are still flying off the trees. We need a hardhat on to go outdoors!!!!
I am thinking I will need to get the rest of my garden picked and my potatoes dug up this weekend before we get a hard frost.
Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  9:09:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cassidy, so glad that your ordeal wasn't as bad as it could have been, had you not caught it in time. And thank God for antibiotics at a time like this!
We had 49 at 8AM this morning. It's gonna be 46 tonight too. I folded a flannel sheet in half and crawled between it last night. ahhhhh....just the right amount of warmth I needed. Gonna feel good tonight too.
Ruthie,I have a bucket list made out too.There's just some frivilous things that are important to me, that I wanna do. *giggle* Keeping your DD in my Prayers. Wow! I would love to visit Mother Teresa's orphanage.
Connir, Netty, thank you for making me feel better about NOT being the only one who does silly,absent-minded things. *giggle* My hand is a lot better now. I think the quick thinking on my part of putting a bag of frozen berries on it helped tremendously.
Yes, Peg, I heard Papa God hollering at me, but it was like I was in a foggy stupor. I think you're right, that I shouldn't get up so early and mess up all of the Heavenly-Beings schedules! I'm sure that tomorrow I will sleep in. *giggle*
Janet, so sorry that you had to go through all of the silly office mix-ups and that it made for such a day of turmoil for you. Big(((HUGS))) to ya girl! Honestly, they can be so unconcerned and nonchalant about it too sometimes. Our time is valuable too!
Say now there girly...don't go gettin' lumps on yer noggin from squirrel artillery flying off those trees. LOL Too funny, but ouchy too! hahaha
We had a busy day today,DH & I. We looked at an apartment location for Mama, went to Goodwill, Green Farms for fruit,and to a County Fair tonight.
So...it's time for this chicky to hit the roost. I'm outta Go-Go juice!
Til tomorrow my Porchies...Sweet dreams!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Sep 11 2012 :  8:07:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening ladies,
been a long day and I need a rocker to rest my butterfly wings. I am having a hard time with this group of butterflies. They like to not follow rules, they can be so disreespectful and today found out that yes even teachers have feelings and don't like to be treated poorly. I feel like I am failing with them at the moment. I don't get much teaching in when I am in constantly in discipline mode...have had lots of prayers lately and few tears to God. Having a big class is bit different too. It is great for our school but leaves very little breathing room for Madame Butterfly most days. Trying to find some balance with going back to work full time home etc. Was to bible study tonight and that was good for a bit of me time. I am just so used to things being much smoother in my classroom by now.

ON a good note I received my Harney tea catalog. So I am poring over it to see their latest teas and of course I have decided some new teas are in order. Will have to let you know what I decide on. Been working on my crochet for stress release...I am working a table runner right now and it is coming alng nicely.

well ladies I love you all and am so glad there is sweet spot like our porch to hang out.
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6431 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6431 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  12:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening My Porchies...

Figured I better get on before someone sends the Porch Possie after me. What happens when the Possie
Sender Outer goes MIA? LOL I have been so tired from the weather change but not in pain. When I think
I have this Fibro thing figured out...it throws me for a loop by doing something different from the
ordinary. Go Figure!

Today was a nice day. My gal came and cleaned my floors and bathrooms. I could just kiss her face-off
because that is such a huge help to me!!!! And she charges me next to nothing to do it. What a blessing
she is.

Weather has been cooler in the mornings and warmer late afternoons. Just so pleasant...with just that
little feeling of Fall in the air. It will be back up to the 90's on Thursday...then cooler over the
weekend (in the 70's) and then next week it will be back in the 80's everyday. Nice Indian Summer. Just
two weeks from Thursday until we go to Lincoln City for our Beach Retreat. I am really looking forward to
that.

Yesterday...I made a Tamale Pie for dinner and it tasted so yummy. I used the flower and cornmeal that we
had gotten ground at the Old Grist Mill last month. And oh my it tasted soooooooo good. Much better than store
bought. You have to freeze the flour and cornmeal since there are no preservatives in it...but it is so
worth it. Takes up a bit of valuable space in my freezer compartment...but that's OK. My DH went nuts
over it. You would think I never feed him. LOL I don't always make "Reservations". Ha Ha!

Well girlies, last night I was in bed before 11:30...which is insanely early for me. I usually go to bed around 1:00 to 2:00 am depending on how good my latest book is and how long it has taken me to Post On The Porch. Tonight I am heading there a little later but still early for me. I need to catch up on my sleep.
Every since we moved into this new apartment...Snickers wakes me up every morning between 8:45 and 9:00.
I am use to sleeping in until 10:00 (also Miss Judy)...so, maybe I am just not getting enough sleep.

OK...more tomorrow girls. Sleep Tight!

blessings and hugs,
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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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1193 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1193 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  04:51:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi! Porchies,
Today is the big day! Katy decides where she is going on her mission trip. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.
Called a pottery class sign up ask where to go and explained I may be 10 minutes and was told can't be bothered with me. The program is 2 busy. Then ask at work 2 go home at 5:00 till the end of Oct. and they said sure no problem.Guess what it was a problem as they came home 25 minutes late. I was wondering ealier yesterday what the message was that God was sending me and he showed me the answer crystal clear. Love when that happens. Did find a spinning class that meets 1 Saturday a month and Im going to try it oot. Can't wait as this on my finding me aka bucket list.
Well better go my babies are waking up and need to get off to school.
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Ruthie Ann

http://simpleindianagirl.blogspot.com/

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1193 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1193 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  07:13:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today please pray for all our nations. Please pray for the family of the US Ambassador killed in Libya. Please pray for the families of the other americans akilled in Libya. God please be with us in these unsettling times in our world.
Ruthie Ann

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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

476 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
476 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  08:32:51 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
10am is my getting up time too. Family used to call before then and I never answer, just let the machine get it and they finally got the picture.

Sounds like a lot going on around here. We've been having 50 at night, so good for sleeping and upper 70s in the day. We've been busy putting plastic on the windows, getting "winterized" around here. Dumped 3 out of my 5 water barrels. Used half a barrel to wash the outside dog, he was looking like a teddy bear. This is his time of the year to shed, weird i know, he's part golden retriever. After I used the clippers on him, he looks so much better, I know he feels better. Sure will be easier to brush him out.

It's almost time to put the top back on the Jeep. Need to get another ride in before we do. (yes, Judy, I will be thinking of ya) :)

DH is still dealing with his gall bladder. We're def eating better and losing weight, good news eh? teehee

The fallishness has us ready for bed earlier too. Usually, it's around 1 or 2, but been by midnight lately.

I play Scramble With Friends and Draw Something on my tablet, so add craftbug if ya want to play with me.

hugs n prayers to all

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

40 Posts

Cassi
Western Middle TN
USA
40 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  08:57:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
AHHHHH! Someone save me from my housework. Seriously. Why is it when Mom's sick everyone decides it's a free for all. I've been cleaning for two days now and am just now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Poor dh...I put that ring on his finger and instantly he forgot he ever knew how to clean. LOL ;)

I am loving the start of the cool down here. Sooooo much better than 90's and 100's. You can even just barely start to see those leaves start their color change. Fall is such a magical time for me. I love it dearly. Dh proposed to me in the fall. I love everything about it: the colors, the smells, the cool air. I don't fair well in heat. I get lazy when it gets too hot. I'm loving the 55-60 degree nights. I've had the windows open at night all week.

I'm the odd one out it appears. I love getting up early. I'm not much for the sleeping in anymore. Then - I'm not much for the staying up late either, lol! I'm normally in bed by 11pm at the latest. I spent a long time (5ish years) sleeping because I was sick. I think that's the cause of my sudden early bird-ness. I don't want to miss anything during the day. I've already missed too much. Plus - I have itty bitties still. They are up by 7:30-8am.

Judy - I laughed about you pouring boiling water on your hand because I JUST did that the other day. It was one of those "did I really just do that?! Wow - that was dumb..." moments. I pulled the kettle from the stove, started pouring, saw something on the counter and leaned in to investigate, but didn't stop pouring. I poured it right on my fingers! Ouch! I'm sorry for your pain, but I understand completely!! LOL!!

We got our beef back...WOW. I knew it would be a lot...I just didn't really think how much it would be. This was a skinny cow too due to the drought. We'll be eating well for a good while!

I've got some more to do around here. Thanks for letting me sit a spell with y'all. <3

Cassi
Farmgirl #4371

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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  09:48:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cassi, I guess we are both odd ones. I have been getting up at 4 am for so many years to go to work that sleeping in for me is 5 or 6 am. The dog as well.
Well ladies it is fall in Alaska for real. Termination dust (snow to you all in the lower 48) is about a third of the way down the mountains. We had a good hard frost and it was time to fill the heating fuel tank. The sticker shock on diesel oil for heat always makes me gasp a bit for the first filling. After that I am resigned to it. $601.50 for 150 gallons, 150 is where you get a slight price break.
I am not going to be riding the Share-A-Ride van on a full time basis after 10/30/12 as I am running into town way too much to make it worth my while any more. I wind up doing stuff for GDD and if I have to drive in I might as well quit paying the van fee.
The way the kitties and the dog have been shedding and the thickness of the new stuff coming in leads me to think that this is going to be another snowy winter. But it is what it is so I am planning on a much larger area to push snow into this winter. Since I no longer have the sail boat parked off to the side of the drive way that is a perfect place to put excess snow.
Well blessings all, I will probably be MIA for a while as we have to get the yard cleared up and my house mate on the other side seems to have run out of energy so I guess I am elected. There is also a bit of wood to get split and time is running out for all that stuff.
Blessings all.


CMF
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Missus Miranda
True Blue Farmgirl

285 Posts

Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
285 Posts

Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  10:24:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey ladies, just wanted to pop in and say hey! I know I have been AWOL for a while.

Josh and I came up with our wedding date.... it will be April 13 next year. I'm hoping to start work on the dress this weekend. I've been putting off a lot of things because of the robbery trial coming up.

For those who don't know, the branch of the credit union where I work was robbed last August, at gun point. I was directly threatened by each of the two guys, guns about an inch from my face. Two of my coworkers were physically injured... one was beaten so badly, he could have been killed.

The guys plead guilty, but kept saying they were going through a hard time and "just desperate". It was really quite disturbing, hearing them cry about their hardships after the needless violence they bestowed upon us. And one of the men had family there that was quite calloused and mean toward us. The other man's family was humble and I honestly felt sad for them.

The Assistant District Attorney was apparently proud of me. I was quite strong through my testimony and I'm glad I did testify. I slept well for the first time in a long time, and I feel like myself again.

Now, it's on to planning the wedding. At some point today, I'll be calling the man who owns the ranch I mentioned weeeeeeeks ago, and see if we can come visit this Sunday, or soon.

Anyway, I'm at work and it's been a little busy, and my boss is getting ready to go to lunch, so I'm going to cut this a little short. Just wanted to touch base and let everyone know I'm okay. Talk to you soon, ladies!

"I'm not trying to be mean or cantankerous. I just wish people would do the right thing, and use a little common sense." ~ Farmgirl 3535
Pflugerville, TX

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
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Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  10:31:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tammy, so sorry your butterflies are having attitude issues. You might just need to get a little tough on them. Madam butterfly is not a pushover.

Peggy, I say your post the other night at after midnight. Unfortunately I was looking at it at around 2am. I just had to have a piece of the cheese cake I made for mom's bunco group and I was having a major indigestion incident. No more cheese cake before bed!

I have a funny story though. I cleaned the whole house for the bunco night and made the cheese cake. I was just putting the last touches with some chocolate on the cheese cake. I was melting the chocolate chips in the microwave when it made this loud explosive sound. I stopped the microwave, waited a minute and started again... Loud explosion again. Neither mom or I have the money to replace it. My mom said she walked into her bedroom and said to God she was really angry about it and now was not the time. I tried the microwave one more time...and nothing happened. It was working perfect and has been ever since. I guess he took pity on us and fixed it.

Anyway, I'm big time tired today. I'm going to try to head to the sewing room. I have two baby quilts to quilt and bind for a family shelter in Detroit. Friday is my bankruptcy appointment with the court. That will be a relief. Saturday I help the humane society with a big fundraiser. Hopefully by the end of this week I'll find out about my scholarship. I also have an possible opportunity to do work study at the college. I go to an orientation next week to see if there are any positions available. It would solve most of my income issues for the school year.

Hope everyone stays health and will pray for those under the weather.

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angela
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Posted - Sep 12 2012 :  10:02:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladies, I'm in a real funk and am in need of a little farmgirl counselin.

I have been fightin with givin up my home in the country. I'm very unfulfilled livin in the middle of town. I miss so much and worry so about my girls bein here.

That I know is simply a frame of mind that I need to continue to work on daily till I can move back to the country.

I recently found out all the things I was worried about with hubby's family are definitely and concretely happenin.

We recieved a 5 page letter from his cousin, the one family member of his I felt comfortable with and really really liked. He doesn't live around here but we write alot. We haven't seen him in person in about 2 years. It was a scathing, hateful, extremely hurtful letter. I was so shocked I was cryin over the things he said. Hubby was cryin and rantin and pacin the room like an animal. I have been shook to the core and haven't slept very well since it came in.

He accused me of forcin my hubby to cease all contact with his family! Never happened! He accused me of causin so much stress on MIL it caused her heart attack! It was due to 95% blockages! He accused me of cheatin on my hubby! I've never kissed another man who was not family since we began dating, and then it was only on the cheek! He accused me of immasculating my hubby! I barely even disagree with him, even he says I'm almost a self-made doormat cause I rarely stand up for myself or push for my own opinions! He accused me of forcin his mother to live in the trailer instead of the house! Her idea that we said we didn't want, but that she and her sister had already set in motion before we knew about it! He accused me of spendin all MILs money! I paid all her bills out of my checkin account and she never paid me back not one single cent! He told hubby to leave me and never look back! He said I was nothing but trouble and was ruinin hubbys life and the lives of all around me! He said I was the very picture of all things evil!

Then he said something I just couldn't believe! He said I wasn't important because I wasn't blood!

I thought that marriage made you one flesh, one life, one blood! I was devestated. I have fought for four years now bein told I wasn't blood and I wasn't a Burnette because I just married into the family. So did MIL! She was a Presley before she married FIL! I used to think FIL was a hard and bitter man who thought he was a king and should rule everything down to who MIL talked to. I thought very little of him as a man. Now I am rethinkin the way I felt about him. I wish I could apologize to him for how distant and cold I was to him most of the time. He had to keep MIL somewhat distanced from the rest of her family to keep down on the lies and the drama. He was only tryin to protect himself and his son.

I am just absolutely flabbergasted at how this family tries to force out anyone who they don't want around! At the way they marry for the continuation of the "blood" and then they just push the married in family out! I knew they were all divorced except for MIL & FIL, but I never really put it all together till just recently. I spent almost a week silently terrified that they had finally broken Hubby because he was so distant and angry and quiet.

I couldn't take it anymore and tonight I finally asked him about the letter. I asked him if he felt that any of the letter was true. He was layin on the couch and I was sittin on my end of it. He sat up, hugged me, said he had thought about it ever since he read that letter and he couldn't think of a single thing in there that was true. He said he was sure that they had broken me because I usually talk to him about anything that's botherin me and I was bein so completely silent on the subject. He was angry because he thought that I was gonna leave him to get away from the abuse his family was dishin out on me. He was so glad that I had brought it up. He said that he was afraid to because he didn't want to hurt me agian by makin me think of all the lies agian.

He assured me that he doesn't feel that way at all. He said I cater to him and do twice my fair share of the work in our family. He said his family makes him feel like a little boy who did something bad whenever he's around them, but that I make him feel like a husband and father and the center of my universe. He said the guys he works with gripe about how their wives make fun of them or reject them or ignore them all the time, and he just grins and keeps his mouth shut because I am the opposite of everything they complain about. He said they usually end their gripin with some statement about how he wouldn't understand since his wife is a real wife. He said he is proud to be married to me and he wants no other life.

I know I should be feelin over the moon happy, but his family has caused so much trouble between us in the past. I just can't help but feel scared and hurt. I want to believe every word he says is true. I'm just so afraid he's gonna crack under the strain of his family pushin him to leave me. He swears he will leave them first, but that's so harsh and he's really just not the type to do that sort of thing.

When I left MILs house in december I did not ask him to come with me. I told him I knew his family needed him and that I couldn't live with them anymore for my own sanity. I told him he could come see his girls anytime he wanted and I would never stand in his way on that. He knew I meant it as I never stood in my ex's way of seein my oldest girl even though hubby had adopted her. I even drove her back and forth to his house no matter if I was sick or busy or anything. He knew I wouldn't demand any specific amount of support either since I didn't from my ex. I told him I wasn't askin for a divorce or anything, that I would still be there waitin for him when his family didn't need him so much anymore and I would welcome him comin to live with me at any time.

He told me after my stupid little speach that he was comin with me because he loved me and couldn't live without a heart. He said I would take his with me so I was stuck with the rest of him too. I laughed and cried and felt like we were really gonna be okay. Then this happened. Now I'm feelin uncertain and scared agian. I hate this! We have our 15 year anniversary next month! I spent most of those years unsure and afraid about us, mostly because of his family and his loyalty. I always felt his lay with his birth family. We have had more fights and problems due to them than due to anything between us. Since we moved out there has only been one real fight with a few fussins here and there. Everybody fusses sometimes and a couple of fights a year isn't any big deal. Especially since it wasn't long and we were able to find a compromise quickly. I thought that since the fightin about his family stopped when we left we were gonna be fine and safe. Now I'm not quite as sure.

I had just finished readin a book called "How To Be His Helpmeet" a few days before the letter came. I had been tryin to make sure I was doin all I could to make our marriage as good as possible. I felt like things were actually gettin even better between us. We were startin to loosen up and relax. We were plannin a trip of sorts for our anniversary since it's a big one. We were both sayin how proud we were that we had reached such a milestone. He was really braggin on it since only one set of grandparents and his parents were the only ones he knew of on his side who had made it past ten years. He kept teasin me that I came from a long line of swans since my family tends to mate for life. He says he's an ugly duckling that I fooled into believin he was a swan. I told him he was just like the book, and he was always a swan, he just needed to come into his own and realise it.

Things were so good! I was really happy even with all the problems we were facin. Both of our girls are havin some minor health problems, but we are workin on gettin them back healthy. We are takin a few bad financial hits, but we are weatherin through them together. We are both grievin the loss of a few family members, but we are doin it together. It's just life and we were actually pullin through it all together and in a pretty peaceful and healthy way. Then that letter came in and it was like a door slammin shut. The tension and the wariness around each other ruined it all.

He had to go to bed since he has to work tommorrow. I'm sittin up waitin on my little grandson to fall asleep. His mommy is sick, so they are here tonight while his daddy works. He told me before he went to bed that his family wants to cause trouble and ruin what we have. He said he doesn't want us to let them win. He held me for a few minutes and said to keep believin in us and he will make it all better. He said he was gonna handle each one of his family members that was causin the problems and he would put a stop to the whole mess one way or another. He swore it wouldn't ruin what we have no matter how bad it got with them.

I want so bad to believe him. I want to think that the last week was just fear on both our parts. It's just breakin my heart right now and I've lost that safe feelin I had. I don't know how to get it back. How do I trust that it's not just words? It's already wrecked my peace and happiness for the last week. I'm just not sure of much right now. How do I act like nothing happened when an earthquake has rocked my world?

I'm sorry this is so long. I previewed it and it all sounds so silly and so trivial. I feel like a silly teenager whinin about my boyfriend. I just have this wieghin so heavy on my heart. I needed to tell someone about it. I can't talk to my family about it. A lot of them already have hurt feelins or have been offended by someone in his family to the point that they won't come over anymore if hubby's family is here. They just don't understand a family actin this way anymore than I do.

I just don't know what to do about any of this. My girls love their grammy, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The fightin and comments really hurt them and cuttin them out will hurt hubby and our girls.

Any advice or thoughts would definitly be welcomed. I'm just so lost right now.

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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
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Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  12:42:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angela...You TRUST that 15 yrs. that you and hubby have made it through thick and thin. You TRUST God to deal with those you have no control over (In-laws and Out-laws) and you trust that DH is good for his
word and that he will deal with his own family, so that you don't have to. AND you need to quit worrying
what everyone thinks of you...because it doesn't really matter. You can't change their opinion and worrying
about it...isn't going to make it better or make it go away. Trust those whom you can trust and Let Go of the rest. Seems to me that hubby has already decided who is most important to him. Be happy and content with that knowledge.

Bunny...loved your microwave story! God is Good...even in the small things (that seem big to us at the time). ~ Cheese cake sounds delicious! I would have been up eating a piece at 2:00 in the morning too. LOL

Miss Miranda...will be glad when your trial is all over. How stressful to have to relive that. Also, happy to hear that you have a Wedding Date. How are you guys liking the new place?

Cherime...wow, that is a lot of money for heating huh? Does your Renter share that expense with you?
You really have a short summer season don't you? We are having a fabulous Indian Summer...still some hot
days ahead for us. It is suppose to be in the low 90's tomorrow. The nights are very cool...nice low tempts for easy sleeping.

Cassi...house work done right can kill you! LOL It also waits for you if you want to ignore it for a day
or two also. ~ Glad you got a lot of meat out of your skinny cow. Sounds like Gods Math to me.

Ruthie Ann...been praying for your daughter and those killed in Libya today. Let us know what daughter decided. Hope things start going better for you too my friend.

Madame Butterfly...you may need to clip a few butterfly wings...to get them settled down for the long haul
this year. I am sure each class is different every year and having more students this year is an added
stressor I am sure. You are not failing them or yourself...they just need to know who is boss and it's NOT
them. LOL It will all begin to smooth out pretty soon. I know that you take them to God daily and we are praying for them and you too. I am glad that you have your bible study group and your crocheting and reading to give you some much needed "ME" time. Oh, yeah...and all your delicious teas (the nectar of heaven). That helps too!
Remember to KEEP LOOKING UP!

Well, my lovelies...I am off to read for a bit. Have a glorious nights rest~
peggy

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Cherime
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Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
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Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  07:54:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angela, I am 100% with Peggy on this one, God is the only one who can handle this matter. Trust that He will do so and try not to get into any of those movies that we tend to play out in our heads regarding how things will play out. All that does is give you more gray hair to deal with. You cannot make your DH’s family be nice to either you or your kids. But they are going to be the losers here. Sounds like none of them have any clue as to how to have a relationship. And if “blood” is all they worry about maybe there was some inter marriage historically that has caused a bit of miss wiring in their brains. Just keep praying for God to send workers to them to show them the truth so they can be free.

PeggyAnn, my renter, non-paying renter does not have enough money coming in from welfare to do much of anything. I pay for all here in the way of utilities with the exception of her phone which costs her $10 per month. She is still trying to get on SSI but in the meantime......stuff has to be paid anyway so I pay it. The interesting thing is that the natural gas line is two acre lots above me and it is not coming this way unless I pay for it which is not likely as they want $11.25 per foot to get it here. Stuff might as well be on the moon. My neighbors are in a similar state but a bit worse off as this place is paid for and they have a hefty mortgage. He was injured in a hunting accident, dislocated shoulder and while waiting for the others to come back so they could take him home the next day, he had a heart attack. She is the only one working and she works for the Air Force Reserves. Her orders are likely to run out and then they are going to be in a pickle. She goes to my church. He still hunts and fishes, bringing home what he can in the way of food. But they could use a break and I know that the heating fuel bill is hard on them as well.

Bunny, I truly understand about the microwave. God can do some amazing stuff. I gave this house over to him years ago and he keeps it going, not I.

Ruthie, waiting to hear where DD is going and God bless and keep her.

Madam Butterfly sounds like you could use a big butterfly net to rein in the little dears. Hopefully the parents are supportive. Praying for you.

Miranda glad that is over for you and that now you can concentrate on something good.

Blessing all. How about a big batch of strawberry rhubarb tarts? Anyone game?

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Miranda
Thrall TX
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Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  08:45:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy and Cherime, I'm glad it's over, too. We're all getting back to our "new normal" as we have decided to call it. We'll always be more cautious and a bit more skiddish, but we're able to breathe and relax for the first time in over a year.

Angela, I am so sorry you are going through this.... I thought my family had problems! One of my aunts and I talked at length one night about her sisters in law treat her (my blood aunts) and they do the same to my mother. My Dad's father's mother (great grandma) never wanted to stay with her son because of my grandma, and always opted to stay with her grandson - my Daddy - because she loved him and my Momma. My grandpa was also quite fond of Momma and confided a lot in her. All I can say is, some women are hell bent on being prideful and hateful. As long as you and your husband stick through it together, and don't turn on one another, you will be okay. My parents had to learn that.

I had an interesting find today. We have this big viney plant growing off our front porch and around to one side. I thought, at first, it was a pumpkin. then I thought it was a cucumber. Then, these little watermelon looking fruits started showing up, so it must be a watermelon. But, they only get about an inch or two in diameter, turn yellow, and fall off. this confounded me because the plant itself is so healthy! I was so sad that my watermelons were dying, and didn't know what to do. Josh finally said the other day that he didn't think they were watermelons, but he didn't know what they were, and my dog (Train) has been eating on them just like he does with the pears.

So, I started looking around on the internet and found that they are something called the following: Mexican Sour Watermelon, Mexican Sour cucumber, Mexican Sour Gherkin, Mouse Melons and Cucamelons.

!!!! They're only SUPPOSED to get about the size of my hand!! :O There are tons of the little guys ready to be picked so, when I get home, I'll pick a few and slice them up for a salad tonight! Train really loves the yellow, overripe ones! I'll get some pictures when I can.

Well all, that's all I have for now. I'm off to try and find Mr Leshikar's number so I can give him a call on my lunch break! I hope everyone has a great day today!

"I'm not trying to be mean or cantankerous. I just wish people would do the right thing, and use a little common sense." ~ Farmgirl 3535
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angela
martinsville indiana
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Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  09:14:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy...You sound just like my grandmother! She said she had a lot of problems with her inlaws and she just decided that if they didn't like her it was their problem. I guess I'm just gonna have to "Let Go And Let God"! I think the lettin go part is the hardest for me. I just think family is the most important part of life and I can't understand people who refuse to open their hearts and try. I have family I don't make an effort to go see, but I don't treat them badly when they are around. They are still family. I guess it's just a lack of respect for others rights and feelins, that was ingrained in me as vital for relationships. Hubby says he thinks they might be jealous that we are happy and they aren't.

I just keep repeatin this little mantra, "He chose me. We have 15 years, 3 girls, and 1 grandbaby surroundin us. That's a fortress built by God. They can't get in!"

Now if I could just master the lettin go thing maybe I'd feel a little more secure.

Cherime...I know it's hard on you helpin to support another family. I think it's great that you are! I try to get as much food as possible for my grandparents so they can use their money for their meds. I think if everyone who could help someone would this world would work so smoothly. I like to have the girls go through their things once a month and find things to gift to the local homeless shelter. They try to pick out all the broken or stained things for the trash and usually do pretty good. I always check to be sure, but they know no one wants trash, so it's not helpin if it's not good.

Hubby is startin to gear up for huntin season. This year they have a new combo license that has him really excited. He gets to hunt bow, muzzleloader, and rifle season all on one license and it comes with 3 deer tags instead of 1. It works out to gettin one deer tag for free and one season for free. It's gonna be nice to actually have the extra meat for jerky and smokin this year. He always lets me choose a few cuts for that, but we have only been able to afford 1 tag each year. This year we have the money already put back for what would have been 1 license. He was offered some money for guitar lessons by a coworker, so he jumped at the chance. We are gonna put the rest of the cost for the combo license back first, then catch up a few bills with the rest.

I have a rubarb plant that is still growin. It grows a few leaves and then they seem to turn brown and die off. Then a few more leaves come up and do the same. Does anyone know anything about this? It's my very first rubarb plant and I'm just not real sure if it's normal or not. I try not to water the leaves when I water.

Miranda...I grow those mexican sour gherkins! I love them! They are quite prolific and have an interestin taste. I would pick a whole bowl full and eat them like popcorn! They are really great but they don't transplant very well. I like to grow them all wound up around a tomato cage in great big pots so they drop into the pot for easy collection. I just shake the cage some and tap at the ripe lookin ones and they fall right off. Then I pick them all up out of the pot and rinse them off. The girls loved them too! They were always grabbin a few when they passed by the plants. Save a few of the yellow over ripe ones for seed. The seeds are super tiny, so I let a few pretty much shrivel on the vine, then lay them out on paper towels and let them rot/dry. Then each towel gets rolled up and put into a baggie for nest years plantin. I plant towel and all, one to a cage. It's so much easier than tryin to clean those tiny seeds off!

I guess I need to get to work and try to clear out some boxes. We emptied out some of the stuff from storage now it needs sorted.

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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - Sep 13 2012 :  10:06:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Speaking of tea....our last 3 "TeaHostesses" have gone MIA....Judith L,Tammy D,and Whittnet C. Has anybody seen them around the "Farm" anyplace else? hmmm....
TLTammy, hang in there.They'll calm down. Praying for ya!
Ruthie, thanks for that Prayer.That was uplifting to read.
Cassi, ~ouch~ so sorry to hear that that has happened to you too.Sometimes I think we get so use to usual routines and we get careless. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. *giggle*
I've been going to bed earlier too. Must be the weather and the earlier darkness triggering it for us all. I start yawning at 8:30...that's bad. The other evening Rascal yawned really wide and don't ya know, I yawned too. Crazy! LOL
Cherime, WOW!!! I would have had sticker shock on that fuel bill too. ~whew~
Thanks for the tart tarts *giggle* they are yummy!
It's so Wonderful to hear you Gals give God the glory all the time! I'm sure He smiles when we do that!
Yeaaaa Miranda, Onwaard with the wedding plans!
How fun!What a great find...I like the name "MouseMelon", of course(shup Peg) *giggle*
Bunny, ~WOOHOO~Glad you and God got that Micro fixed. heeheehee Waiting to hear good news about that (scalers hip) hahahaaha
Oh Peg, forgot to mention, "No, I didn't wear my pearls when I cleaned the bathroom the other day.I had to have Wally run them to the jewelers the other day on his way to school. The clasp broke when I had my head in the oven(wearing my lemon swiss dot dress and looking smart,I might add)cleaning out the spills from our roast with carrots and potatoes.That's the "Beavs" favorite. I couldn't deny him, now could I? haha BUT I did wear my yellow pumps.
Angela, this cousin sounds like a miserable man who wants to take everyone around him down too. Sounds like he changed from the person you use to know.You are so Blessed to have a hubby that doesn't take their side.Yes, it hurt you!Words always do!But, be strong in the Lord!Don't let petty words ruin what you have in your life. This should bond you and your hubby even more!You shouldn't be afraid. Your hubby has prove more than once where his loyalties lie Girl....with YOU and your big, loving heart!Please don't build a wall where there is none and don't cast doubts where there aren't any.Nobody can break up 2 hearts that are on solid ground!
Glad you vented and got it all out of yer "Gizzard"! Now you can MOVE ON to your next chapterand make it a happy one!
I'm happy that we were here to let you vent. We're always here for you Angela!
Well, I need to get a move on. I've done nothing yet today and it's after noon. *tsk-tsk*
Later Gals!


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Judy
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