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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2012 :  09:19:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I like working in the library. It is quiet. There is so much to learn though. Mostly the library computer system. Being on my feet too long gets to me though.

School is going good so far. Algebra is a bit confusing. It isn't very logical as far as how my brain works. I think It will be a case of just shut up and do it this way because I said so. My teacher has been very patient and understanding. Most of it I'm doing fine ..just a few areas doing make sense.
Well, it looks like my sister is moving back with her x for sure. This will be the 5th time they have married. He had a daughter that made life hell for both of them. I really hope it works out this time. Thankfully she is married and living in a different state. I still don't look forward to her being so close. She has this terrible high pitched voice like she is talking falsetto and gets upset soooo easy at the smallest things. It is like being around Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde in female form. You never know what is coming. It is pretty scary.

Ruth Ann I love yarn shops. I can picture the project all done with so many wonderful yarns. Problem is my projects done alway match the picture in my head. I'm amazed at the priced too. I have such a hard time buying $100.00 worth of yarn for a sweater. But I still like to touch.

Janet, glad things will calm down a little for you. I miss having time to sew and create right now. My family doesn't mind home made things. We are all pretty creative. But we have all decided with where everyone is at financially we don't do presents anymore. It is a little sad because spending Christmas made up for it. But being so far away, I only get to see them for Thanksgiving. Neither of my sons has a place of their own so there isn't anywhere else to go and I don't have money to fly anyway. Hopefully some day it will be different.

Tammy... I agree with Peggy.. Fly home will ya. We miss you!

I just bought some interesting tea. It is Graviola tea. It is more a medicinal herbal tea than tasty. It is suppose to help with high blood pressure and weight loss and a slew of other things. It doesn't taste too bad with honey. It will be interesting if it lowers my blood pressure. I do take pills anyway and watch my diet. But I would really rather find something that doesn't require a prescription.

Peggy, funny how husbands get their shorts in a twist when we go out with the girls and leave them alone. Women seem to be so much more social than men. My second husband hated it when I wasn't around to entertain him. I know that's why he married me. To have someone around to keep him company and do what he wanted to do. As he said, I was his hobby. .

Well, enough of my gab. I have homework to attend to. Doing pretty good with keeping up. But I have a investments class tonight. The teacher is terrible! He knows the subject, just not how to teach it.

Later all!

Bunny

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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2012 :  6:29:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello my dear porchies,
I heard yall calling my name. I brought yall some sugar cookies and some wedding tea from Harney and Sons. That tea is growing on me. My little butterflies have come close to clipping my wings but I clipped first..hahahahahahahah They get a three day weekend as I have an inservice. I have been busy this week with bible study with girlfriends, had a workshop yesterday afternoon...most boring thing ever....yikes! tonight just got home had eye appointment and some errands. Besides when yall call I came flying in as I don't want Peggy sending out the porch posse. HE!HE!

Bunny so glad you are enjoying the library. Have you tried online to get help with your algebra. My sons used a homework site that helped explain it to them when they weren't getting it and now they use it for geometry...will see if I can find out what the url is. I have never heard of Graviola tea. There are many teas that help with things like blood pressure. I would be interested in knowing how it works for you.

Peggy oh so glad you are back and had such a great time. I missed you. Sounds like you had a great time though. I had to laugh at the thought of Judy showing up to straigten your hubby out of his snit..that would have been a sight.

Judy still praying for your bil and sis any news today

Kimberly here is a sweet hug for you hang in there

Ruthie...so glad to see you here I have missed you smiles and words to share. I don't know how you do what you do and stay sane.

It definitely feels like autumn today. Breezy and very cool..but oh the colors have just been lovely. I bought some scarecrows and pumpkins and decorated. I was so excited I have never lived where it mattered if I decorated or not. Now living on the highway our little house gets seen so I have decorated and it brought me such joy to have so much fun. I will try to remember to take a picture.

well girlies time for some tea and crochet before bed. I hope yall sleep well. I do have some new butterfly stories but will share later.
love to you all
Tammy



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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3361 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3361 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2012 :  9:33:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tammy, Welcome back. I just ordered some teas today myself from Culinary Tea Co. Can't wait for some new fall flavors. There's a Blueberry Creme that sounds wonderful and a smokey black tea that I know hubby will like. Fall just livens up the tastebuds somehow doesn't it? Everything tastes better and more vibrant.
Judith, I got my tea package today. What a wonderful variety you sent. Flavors I've never heard of. Cute poem too. Can't wait to try the recipe. TYTYTY The envelope smelled so yummy! *giggle* I really liked the little Tea Caddy. That'll go right in my purse. I laid all of the contents and the envelope on my steps going upstairs because I was painting downstairs, and I heard Rascal playing with something. It was that Tea Caddy. I think the smell interested him,plus it is such a soft yarn that he thought it was a new cat toy. hahaha I changed his mind on that one. hahaha
I haven't heard from Patsy today. Skype has been acting up since she got home. Those pesky mountains slow everything down. She said Jim had a Dr appointment yesterday though, and his arms and legs swelled up while he was in the waiting room. So the Dr got to see what they were talking about. They had to wait for 2 hours to see the Doc. WHAT!!! It's a new Dr and he/she was taking new patients. Guess they need to work on scheduling. *sigh*
Well, It's bedtime.
Nite Porchies! ZZzzzzz
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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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2012 :  01:17:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahhh My Sweet Friends...
I just needed to come sit on The Porch and hang with you all for awhile tonight (ok...so, it's morning for most of you LOL).

Hubby is still in a "Snit" Judy...seems to come and go. We got in a arguement on finances today at Barnes and Noble no less. Let's just fight in front of the whole store huh???? He seems to think because I can stretch money better than he can...that I can also make it grow on trees or something.
I was so proud of myself today...because I got two bills paid off...that I had been chipping away at monthly for about 4 or 5 months. So, I no sooner delight in that fact out loud and he says to me, "I really need you to pick up paying a couple more bills a month out of your SSD Check." Here I was feeling a moment of a little breathing room right before a Wedding in mid Nov. (our son) and the Holidays. I must say...I lost it. Flat out had a hissy fit and melt down and at that point I didn't really care who overheard the conversation (since he picked the Venue). Men...Can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em. Though somedays girls....

Bunny...loved your comment about husbands getting their shorts in a twist. Oh, I hear ya girlfriend. But must admit (confession is good for the soul) it took me all day and most of the evening before I felt like putting my big girl panties on and dealing with him.

Glad school is going good. Sorry that the math is a bit of a struggle...but I know you will work your little brains out until you get it.

I always worry about you and the Fibro when I know you have to stand on your feet. Like last year with the Grocery Store...though I do realize that was longer hours then.

Let me know how that Graviola Tea works for you. Though I will admit that I do not like when the word Medicinal is linked to any tea I drink. LOL Usually means "gross"!

Madame Butterfly...thanks for flitting home today for awhile. We miss you when you aren't on here sharing your love and also those cute butterfly stories. Are they starting to calm down any???
I am so glad that you got to decorate your Home for Autumn. I do that outside my Apartment door and on My Porch and in my house. I use to be a gift Merchandiser...and so I have to, have to, have to decorate for every Season and Holiday. So, I could feel your excitement right along with you. Pure Fun and Joy!

Judith...Oh, what a fun fun fun tea pkg you sent us!!!!!! I love the little purse teabag carrier! And you were so very creative in your choices of Teas and flavors. Wow...I almost sat right down and had a cup after I opened the pkg...but it was too HOT. We are still getting warm weather here. No complaints...but I have to save those teas for a few more weeks I think. I am not one who likes hot beverages when, I am hot already. So, I am still drinking my tea iced. LOL But thank you so much!!!! Loved the Poem and Recipes also!!!!!

Judy...I heard today on the News... that there is an out break of Menengitis (SP) all across the Country. Could that possibly be what Jim has????

How is Mama's Duplex coming along? Do you have every room painted yet??? No wonder...you feel like
ZZZZZZZZZ's at 9:30 at Night. Here it is 1:15 and I am still wide awake. Hee Hee! I am a Night Owl...that is for sure!

OK...off to read a bit...before I go to sleep. I spent this evening knitting a cowle for myself...for when and if we ever have cold and rainy weather...I'm ready.

Nightie Nite!
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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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2012 :  07:34:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning porchies! Just stopping by to put my feet up and sip a cup of coffee. I brought homemade chocolate crinkle cookies, and some egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough. Bon appetit!

Kim--*hug*

Bunny--I envy you. I miss being a librarian so, so much!



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

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2012 :  08:49:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the hugs Porchies! I sure needed them. That day actually turned out pretty well. My children threw my words back at me, "Go to God" and it worked. I guess seeing as how He created time He's not governed by it and He made everything happen in it's own time. I just needed to get an attitude adjustment and then I was able to handle it well enough. :) I hate feeling overwhelmed and if I'd just learn to go to the source of all power a little sooner.......

Thanks for putting up with my grumpy butt. :P

So today we're actually taking a day off of school. Fun, Fun. We're going on a field trip to a Pigeon farm. Cool huh? Then we have to go to the city and get the car fixed. And then I need to buy some grub because things are getting a little scarce in that department. So we all get a day off, kind of. Then tomorrow I'm going to take the kids to Bill's Berry Farm. Seriously one of the best places on earth. And then we'll go to our 4H meeting. Sunday is of course a grand day because we have Church (I still have to find something fun to do all afternoon) and then Bible Study!!!! Oh how I love Bible Study. And the kids love the chance to play with their friends. So the next three days should be soul refreshing and hopefully I won't have any more grumpy butt days to pester you with. :) :) :)

Have a blessed day. And even if I didn't mention everything I read everything and I'm praying for those things mentioned. Hugs to all.


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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2012 :  09:01:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning
Don't mind me. I am just going to sit here in a rocker, wraped up in a quilt and sip some tea. Don't get to close the "crud" has won and I feel icky.

Whittney thanks for the link. I will make some if I feel better.
Those are really neat bed side tables. My youngest DD's oyfriend used some crates like that to make an entertainment center. It really is neat.

Cherime snow already? We have had freeze warnings but no snow pridicted yet. I have to agree with the strange weather. ait was 80 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday we woke up the mid 30's and it only got up to 66. Over night Fall has arrived.

Judy praying for Jim. It is bizzar. I will pray for wisdom for the doctors. It is kind of scary when they don't know what is wrong.

Peggy it sounds like you had a great time. I love retreats. You get to really bond with those you go with.

Judith I pray all goes well. Skin cancer is a serious thing. Praying for you.

Cassidy congrats on the new farm. We want pics.

Judy how can Jim go home if he is in quarentine?

Ruth Ann I love yarn shops. Like really good fabric shops they are full of ideas and insperation.

Kimberly I know it is hard now, but you will miss them when they are all grown up.

Bunny have you got the question about door a,b,c,d in the movie theater. If there is 200 people in the movie theater and ther is a fire how long will it take all the people to get out of doors a and d because b and c are locked. My question was if there is a fire why are b and c locked? My algebra teacher just looked at me like I was stupid. I thought the question was stupid. If there's a fire open al the doors. It would take less time for everyone to get out. DUH!!!

I am feeling better after sitting here with all of you. I had better get at least one thing done today.

Dianne
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3361 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3361 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2012 :  09:40:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Ladies!
Poor Peggy, here I was feeling the JOY of you getting those 2 bills paid off...then...*WHAM*... was shocked and angry at that man(or little boy in his actions)for being so immature,and in public no less! Ok...hands on my hips, frying pan in my hand! LOL
*geesh* Must be his time of the month! hahaha
I put out some pumpkin decorations yesterday on the porch. We found some nice light ups at Goodwill...and they worked too. hahaha
I don't know anything about Meningitis myself, but I'll mention it to her.
Ever notice that all the things that are a "Pain" to a woman start with men.Menses, menopause, meningitis,menace,mendacious(untruthful),mental...makes you wonder doesn't it?/!
I'm painting MY house. Mom's is fine. It just needed some light cleaning. The land-lady cleaned the carpets and her hubby replaced the kitchen faucet.It was dripping terribly.We had them put in a goose-neck faucet. Makes filling tall things easier.
So that's why I said I was so tired...cleaning her place, painting mine,and worrying about Jim&Patsy! ~whew~
Hi Alyce, I'm just gonna sit here and have a cup with ya. I need a break! Thanks for the sweets.
Make it a great day Gals!


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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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1187 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1187 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2012 :  5:29:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im stoppin by to say hi! Tonight Im home cutting out items to sell for Katy's mission trip. Meeting a friend tomorrow for a sewing party. I will post pictures of the fun items we make.
Hope All Is Well With Everyone,
Ruthie Ann

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2012 :  7:35:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A quicky tonight. I just got out of the shower and heading for bed. I was up early after not sleeping too well last night with hubby gone to work the night shift. I am glad he does not do that all the time. I worked today and it was very slow. It was cold and very windy. Supposed to get snow tomorrow. 35 degrees right now, so will probably get down into the 20s. We are going from summer to winter, I think.
Still praying for Patsy and Jim. I do hope that this new dr. will get to the bottom of what is going on.
Ruthie, how nice that you are getting together for a sewing party. Sounds like fun. Can I come?
More tomorrow. Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  12:19:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HI Alyce...we want you to come put your feet up on the Porch any time you can!!! Espcially if you are also coming with yummy treats! (+:

Kimberly...isn't it Wonderful when Papa God just makes everything better despite the circumstances? He is so good at it too!!!

I had one of those soul refreshing days today also. My gal who comes to clean my floors and bathrooms every other week...came today (she is part of my bible study group...and my adopted spiritual daughter)...anyway, she and her hubby got into a big ol' blow out too...when she got back from Retreat...so, we sat out on My Porch this morning and talked about it and prayed together about "husbands in snits" because wife went to The Mountain Top and them home alone or with the kids. It never fails that when we have to come down off that Spiritual Mt. Top and back to The Valley of Reality...Satan is waiten to see what kind of chaos he can stir up. He did it when Moses was on the Mt. Top of Sanai and he is still doing it today. Both Paula and I felt better after sharing and praying together...and I am sure others in the group came home to similar situations...so we prayed for them too.

Judy...I kind of liked the visual of you with a hand on one hip and a frying pan in the other hand. It was just the laugh I needed!!! God also blessed me with 7 hours all to myself today...at home! It was wonderful. I am rarely ever alone...and I just really needed it. I putzed around, sat on my porch 3 or 4 times, finisned a good book (an Amish Read...loved it), did a couple loads of Laundry, didn't have to fix any meals, took a nap and just got a chance to be quiet and peaceful and restful. Ahhhhhh, it was just what the Dr. ordered. When DH came home about nine tonight.we watched a little tv together, chatted about our days and I worked on my YoYo Swap...and I'm thankful to God for orchestrating my day so beautifully. I even turned down a chance to go hang with my youngest son today...because God knew I needed an afternoon all to my little ol' self. He is so wise!!!

Hi Dianne...I am so sorry to hear that you got the crud....and you feel icky all over. I'm sending you a virtual bowl of chicken soup and a hug!!!

Judith...any more news on your skin cancer? We are all praying for you sweet friend. I am still so tickled over your tea pkg to us
Tea Swappers.

Hi Ruthie Ann...boy girl, you stay so busy. No dust bunnies growing under your bottom...that's for sure. I hope your sewing day goes well and that you make lots of $$$ for DD's
mission trips.

Janet...you and I both must have had bad nights sleeping last night....but for different reasons.
I took a 2 hr. nap this afternoon and felt just as tired when I woke up as when I layed down.
Not sure why...but I have been so tired this week.
Hope you want snow...since you are suppose to get it.
We have been having real high winds which is not good for all our Forest Fires...just fans the flames.
We are staying in the high 70's all next week with no rain in sight. That is just really bizarre for us here....but I am loving it.

OK Ladies...I may have missed somebody but I am off to bed early tonight.

May all our tomorrows...be filled with love, hope and peace,
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."

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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  07:01:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was supposed to clear up today so far no go. It has been raining all day and all night. But it is in the 40's up here. My son and I are going to try to get his motorcycle up away in the garage today and get some stuff to the dump. This deluge makes everything more difficult. Grump!Grump!
But some more jewelry made yesterday, fixed the items that were falling off the lawnmower and fixed the jewelry tree display so that it no longer slops sideways. My GDD is staying over to supposedly help today. Right! She quit facebook at 4am because she feel asleep in from of the computer which is still on. I will rag on her a bit later. She is trying to get a job but needs to learn when to turn the thing off. I know she will learn in time but she needs a little seed planted now and again in the old gray matter.
Janet sounds like your weather is a bit worse than ours temp. wise. I did a bit of preventive maintenance for sleep last night and had a very small juice glass of wine before bed. Slept right through.
Bunny continuing to pray for you and Peg and all our needs.
Going to take GDD to the Sat service at church and then home so she is not getting out of it this time. Blessings all.

CMF
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shanda
True Blue Farmgirl

522 Posts

Shanda
Broken Bow OK
USA
522 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  07:46:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, it took me two days of reading to catch up! I shouldn't stay way so long, but life has been messy and then my power cord to my laptop shorted out. No power, no -puter!

Just an idea, how about we post pictures of our fall porches...since we are porchies....I'd love to see everyones porch. (now I have to find my camera which has been missing a few weeks)

Anyway, happy Saturday! Blessings


Shanda

Farmgirl #4233
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  08:59:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, loved my tea packet! What interesting new teas and loved the little tea pouch with the sparkly button. Thank you so much. It is always uplifting to get a nice package in the mail.

Dianne, hope you get to feeling better soon.

I loafed around too much yesterday and only got part of my homework done. Just have to finish up today.

Weather here has finally cooled down. 70's during the day and 50's at night. Perfect weather. My son was dealing with upper 90's last week in Calif. seems like our seasons have shifted a bit to the right. It will be interesting to see what next year does.

My yellow squash is done. The leaves must be getting a bit of frost. Time to clean up the strawbales. I'm going to try again next year, only follow the directions.

Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm still working on my cards. Having some printing issues. But I know I'll get them all worked out soon. Just takes time.

Later all, stay warm!

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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  12:11:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Ladies,

Went to my sons football game last night and it was a good game. No one got hurt really bad so that is a blessing also. I did have to wear a sweater, winter coat, ear muffs, gloves, warm boots and a blanket. It was so cold, but I think cool weather helps make it feel like football time or am I just crazy??

I almost got my house cleaned up. I have been getting rid of things that we just don't need. Cleaned my daughters room, there went 2 or 3 bags of trash. Cleaned up my room 1 grocery sack full of stuff to throw away, my favorite t-shirt almost made mae cry, and 1 grocery sack for the thrift shop. Now I need to do my sons room. I don't think he will have to much if anything to get rid of, he keeps his room cleaner than my daughter and his room is messy!

So I guess I had better get busy. Oh we did have to turn our heaters on. It has been getting down in the 30's the last few nights. I picked some green tomatoes last evening, my tomato plants got burned real good last night though. It gets up to the 50's during the day, it is just about to cold to wear my shorts now.

You all take care

Netty

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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  4:03:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
howdy ladies,
It is a fall day here so I made chili in the crockpot, homemade bread, and brownies for dinner. The house smells delightful and I had fun in the kitchen.

Peggy maybe you ought to tell hubby his butterfly wings can clipped if he can't be good...clip them dear...works for me

I actually had a weekend with no papers to grade. Butterflies are still quite a group but I tell you they know Madame Butterfly is the head butterfly. The one little girl came to me the other day and handed me some scissors...she said I believe I was naughty so I think you better clip at least an inch off my wingfs...hahahahahah I just laughed.

I started crocheting another scarf. I was working on a table runner but the other day my dear hubby forgot to close the sunroom doors and little Jax decided to play in the yarn basket. My project was in threads and the pup was wrapped in yarn...it was a hilarious site. He looked up at me with a look that said help and I am sorry. Sure made it hard to be mad at him. So I decided to do a scarf. I crochet every day after school to help with stress from school. It is good for me.

well best check on the dinner and then watching Nebraska play with famly tonight.
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  6:43:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was very cold and windy here today, only got up to 48 degrees, was 28 this morning, that makes it real cold with the wind chill. We did not get the snow we were supposed to but a little north from here had snow on the ground. I had to break down and turn the heat on finally. Now it will not go off until May or June!!!!
Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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shanda
True Blue Farmgirl

522 Posts

Shanda
Broken Bow OK
USA
522 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  8:19:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Made a wonderful cranberry-apple pie with my daugher today. Have a slice with vanilla ice cream!

Everyone have a Blessed Sunday!


Shanda

Farmgirl #4233
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
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Posted - Oct 07 2012 :  12:24:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening My Porchies...

Shanda...it does take a bit to catch up on the reading if you miss a few days. I have done that before and about burned my eyes out of their sockets reading 3 0r 4 pages to catch up. Not worth it...so, I try to read every day...even if I just lurke occassionally and don't post. But hey, you girls know me by now...I am Ms Gabby so I rarely miss posting. LOL

Liked your idea for posting fall pictures of our porches...mine is covered in leaves at the moment...as we have been having really windy days this past week.

Bunny...did you actually get any yellow squash from your straw-bales?
I tried a new squash that I have never had before down at the Coast. Don't know the name of it but it was about the size of a med. zuchinni only fatter... the skin was yellow and bumpy with dark green varigated lines running the length of it. It was so naturally sweet that you didn't need to put anything on it but a little butter (or not...if you didn't want the extra calories)...It was so yummy. Now I need to look for them in our local grocery stores.

Netty...Sounds like you had a good time at the Football Game last night. I usually watch football on TV it's warmer that way. LOL Tonight we watched College Football...Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies.
Even though I live in Washington...I am a huge Ducks fan...so, I was very happy that the won. They slaughtered them actually 54 to 21. And the Ducks sort of used their B Team the last half of the game...so as not to embarass the Huskies any more than they already had. It was a great game.

I still haven't had to turn on any heaters. I like to actually see how long I can go before I need to turn them on. It is a little game for me. But I will admit it is easier living in Apartments because you get the heat from the adjoining Apartments somewhat.

Teacher Tammy...I should clip my hubby's wings...but I have decided he is almost 70 so there isn't much use in trying to change him. At our age (even though I am 8 1/2 yrs younger than him)...we are both pretty much set in our ways. We both have a stubborn streak...so tend to butt heads on the minor issues of life and sometimes the not so minor. Ha Ha! Good thing we really love each other is all I can say.

I loved your little butterfly story...how adorable. God love a child who knows when they've done wrong. (+:

Would have loved to see little Jax all tangled up in your yarn. I have had my dogs do the same thing. Not Snickers though...he does not tend to get into stuff he isn't suppose to.
But both Sterling and Bella did...and they both loved my yarn.

Janet...oh my, you are getting Winter Weather already. Brrr!!!! That is one reason that I try to NOT turn the heat on until I absolutely have to because we stay on the cold to cool side until June. And Electricity is so high here in the winter months...even in Apartments.

Shanda...yummo, cranberry-apple pie. I don't think I have ever had that before but sounds so good.
Thanks for the treat!

Tomorrow our Pastor is starting a series on the Book of James...which I am so excited about because I am teaching on James right now in my Bible Study Group.
I hope he has some interesting tid-bits to share too.

OK my Lovelies...off to bed.

Have a Wonderful Sunday,
peggy

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Bunny
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Posted - Oct 07 2012 :  08:57:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I did get a few squash from my strawbale garden. It took a while. We got so much rain late I. The spring the other plants didn't make it. But one tomato plant and this squash plant did pretty well. Unfortunately most of my tomatoes got brown bottoms. And were a bit too squashy for me. They all had a visitor sometime early on too. They all have a swirl of a brown path around the tops. I need to pay better attention next year. I was just thankful something survived.

Weather finally dipped into the 30's at night. Perfect weather for sleeping...finally.

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Posted - Oct 07 2012 :  12:03:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow...I am still trying to catch up. I've been gone too long!

I made vanilla crepes (from the Watkins cookbook) for brunch; now I am winding down and watching the Packers. I am supposed to be apartment-hunting (we have had to postpone the house hunt ), but I think we have called every pet-friendly place in town already. Just have to wait for them to call back....

Wish me luck; I am hunting for a different job. The one I have is causing serious burnout, and I really don't make enough for it to be worth it. Our honorary daughter stopped by today, and she said she has been worried about me because I have looked so stressed lately. Eep!

Ric's napping; maybe I should just crochet.


A hook, a book, and a good cup of coffee....
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Posted - Oct 07 2012 :  5:29:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruth, can't wait to see pics of what you are crafting.
Sounds like everyone is having colder weather now(cept Peg)We had a high of 45 today....that's it.brrrr I turned my furnace on for the first time today. It was 55 in here, but a damp 55. *shivers* We took some boxes over to Moms and her place was miserably hot as usual even with the windows open. Like you said, the other apartments around her keep her place warm. At least in her new place, she will be able to control the heat herself. I gaurantee she won't use it much. The apartment below her will keep her warm.
Peg, good for you getting yesterday all to yourself. I'll bet that did feel wonderful. You had to have felt pampered by God! I just want you to know that not only will I have a frying pan in my hand, but I also got my pearls back from the jewelers and my pumps shined and my chiffon dress cleaned so I am in full-gear. Look-out Mr Man!!!! hahahaha ..... and I won't muss a hair on my head either! LOL
Lynette, I use to love football games where we had to bundle up and drink lots of hot chocolate and cider to stay warm and you could see your breath on the breeze. *memories*
Tammy, oh no...bad,bad pupster!!! LOL
I can smell that chili from here. mmmmmm...
What a cute buttersly, telling on herself and accepting responsibility. I know a few politicians who could take a lesson from her! LOL
Shanda, Yummm...cran/apple pie with ice cream. Can I have that recipe? We'd love that.
Ok is it just me, or are we talking more about food since it cooled down? *giggle*
Well Porch-Buds, time to get warm jammers on, make a cuppa tea and go read.
Nite Gals! Stay warm! Sweet dreams!

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Janet
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Posted - Oct 07 2012 :  6:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like most of you are now getting cooler weather. It was only in the 40s here for the high today. Right now it is 33 degrees, so it is going to be real cold before morning.
I spent the day today making key chains for craft sale next month. Hope to get some necklaces made tomorrow.
I am watching Steel Magnolias on Lifetime. So far, it is not as good as the original one.
Have a great evening,

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Posted - Oct 08 2012 :  12:33:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherime...sorry, I missed posting to you last night. I watched the Alaska Troopers show last night and tonight and it always reminds me of my Friend up there in the snow. YOU!

Bunny...I am glad that you got something from your garden. I know that we had a really wet Spring and so I am sure that is what made veggies mushy or brown bottomed as you said.
Have a good week at School and the Library.

Alyce...I will be praying for both your move into an
Apartment and you
finding a new job. Life is too short to work a job that is causing extreme stress or burnout.

Judy...That is indeed "Full Gear Girl"...especially the pearls and frying pan. Is that the female version of the Armor of God? LOL
I'm with you...I would love Shanda's Cranberry Apple Pie Recipe too. Sounded so good.

So, ok...did you get all your rooms painted (in your house)? I was wondering why you had to paint Mama's new place....LOL...I am a bit slow sometimes.

Today...Church was sooooooooo good...except that it was one of those days that things touched me so deeply that I cryed off and on through the whole service. It was a beautiful day in the House of the Lord.

Then my kids came over and brought Sunday Dinner again. Poor 'lil Mercedies is so nausiated from baby. She did fine through Church but looked positively green through dinner. The very "smell" of food is still getting to her. They have their first Dr. Apptmnt this Thursday. Hope they can give her some tips on helping with the nausia as she is already sick of peppermints and saltine crackers.
She is a slight drama queen with this pregnancy...but I love her so much...I just let her share all she wants with me.

I knit her a lap-blanket because she is always cold...and so she just cuddled up in it and layed back in my recliner while Shane and I put dinner on the table. We are all for giving her all the pampering she needs right now.

OK my girls...off to type my latest poem, read and then hit the hay. I am tired tonight.

This week, it seems everyone I know has been complaining of being exhausted....including me. Must just be a Seasonal Change...I don't know.

Love and hugs,
peg

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Kimberly
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Posted - Oct 08 2012 :  07:14:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everyday I come onto this porch and just read about my friends' lives and it is refreshing and heartwarming to know you all a little bit. I like the idea of putting up pictures of our porches. Haven't done anything spectacular with mine yet but it's there!!!

I just have to share this with you all. I'm just bubbling with excitement and actually prayed today that the Lord would make me more like my daughter. Yesterday I took the kids to a park to play. I sat on the bench and watched over them. My four year old daughter found some big girls (teens) playing on a bouncy type toy and she ran over asking if she could play with them. I was rather impressed with the girls because they were so welcoming and friendly to her. So there's my little girl bouncing with the big girls, a smile plastered to her face. All of a sudden she comes running to me, "Momma, Momma, I'm being a missionary!!!" She told me that she had asked the girls if they knew God and when they said that they didn't she told them God loves them. My heart swelled with love and joy and pride. I told her that was great and she ran back to play some more. She's four and she's planting seeds. I spent a great deal of time this morning praying to be more like my little girl and asking the Lord to keep His love in her so that she'll only grow in it and be more of the same. Sometimes I think God allows us to be parents not because we have so much wisdom to impart but because He has so much to teach us through our children!

Well, I've got to go start my day. Blessings to all

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

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