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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  1:06:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, Farmgirls! I will make this quick since my computer seems to time-out and I lose longer posts. So, I read what you all are posting every day. I have such a achey breaky body..I don't post much anymore unless its quick. I am glad you all are enjoying the teas. It was fun to put together.
Thank you, especially Peggy, Cherime and Dianne, for the well wishes. That patch of skin cancer is kind of at its peak now in healing. (I think) Its right on a spot where shirt seams rub, so it is a little uncomfortable. I probably have all the usual side effects but on a much lighter basis than those brave people who have intravenous chemo. Still, will be glad when its over. Just a couple more weeks.
We had a sad thing happen a week ago. My BFF/maid of honor from 39 yrs ago came to visit for the weekend. We had a great time and when she went back home her world turned upside down. Her oldest son is just 25. He has Asperbergers syndrome. (sp?) Usually, he does well, and was living with his aunt. (Trying to be independent). He may have decided to go off his medication. My friend stopped at his house to take him to an appt. He had a psychotic episode. Grabbed a large knife and was holding his aunt hostage. Mom was in the driveway. He would not let her into house. She called 911 to see if they could get knife away. They ended up tazing him twice with no effect. And, then they shot him and he died. So, yesterday we went to his funeral. I feel so sad for her and family. Just have to count our blessings.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  4:26:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OH JUDITH.....HOW AWFUL!!! All I could do when I read that was ***GASP*** I am so sorry for her and all of you who knew her and him!! So sad!!!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  5:07:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Judy. We have all been in a state of shock since this happened. I know this was a strange thing to lay on you all, but I really don't have family or close friends to share it with. Just my farmgirl friends. Maybe I shouldn't have put it on here, but it helped a little.

Farmgirl sister #3926

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

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  5:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Horrible Judith! Praying for them.


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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  5:11:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As an after thought Judith, I think that some of us count everyone on here as family. Feel free to share any time.
God Bless.

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1191 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1191 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  5:36:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening Porchies,
Just wanted to stop by and say I miss you guys.Iv'e been thinking about all of you and each of you are in my prayers. Im feeling pretty good just alittle tried. I've been up later every nite working on items for the craft fairs. I have booked 3 craft so far. Ok girls I can't wait for you to see all that I've been making. But your going to have a wait alittle long. As I can't figure out how to get the pictures load but Miss Katy will be home late next week and will get pictures online. So please keep in mind for Christmas gift. Were going to sell many items along with the scraves. Some of those items are pamper me jars,sugar scrub,homemade noodles,candles. I still have a few more ideas but were have to wait till the picures are posted to see them.
Well Im off to craft,
Ruthie Ann


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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  5:41:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, WOW! What a tragedy. Prayers for everyone!

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

Sister #4045
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2012 :  10:28:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, Judith....you have a Family here with us! We unhold our own in Prayer and any other way we can!
Love Ya Girl!
Xtra ((((((((HUGS)))))))))
P.S. Could you see if she'd be comfortable with us sending her some cards,and then give us her address?

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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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2012 :  4:12:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How sweet, Judy..I can check with her. She is such a private person. I should talk with her real soon. Thank you.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2012 :  5:43:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, that is such a tragedy. Prayers sent for all that is involved.
Ruthie Ann, sounds like you have been busy and still are getting ready for craft sales. I am also. My fingers are so sore from crocheting and knitting. I do need a break, but I have to be doing something while I watch tv. Although there has not been much on lately, all those scary movies for Halloween. Won't be long and it will be Christmas ones.
Got a turkey thawing out for tomorrow. The last one in the freezer so we can stock up on them again when they go on sale next month. We generally have a turkey every other month. We love turkey.
Well, I think I am going to go to bed early tonight and probably watch tv in bed. Nothing like snuggling under the blankets on a cold rainy night.
Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1191 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1191 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2012 :  6:03:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Porchies,
Just wanted to stop to say as Im crafting on this rainy day. I've been praying for all of you. I love you all.
Judith- Prayers sent just for you love.
Janet- Good luck at the craft shows. What are you making for the craft fairs? Id love to see pictures.
Ruthie Ann


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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2012 :  6:20:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well all of your prayers are helping. I have more control of myself now. I needed to talk and of course you all were there, thank you thank you!!!
I have never been one to be to worried over things, but it seems like the older I get it all gets to me more. Then to have you women be here for me and talk me through things is amazing. I read on one of the threads about younger women going to older women for guidance and I so believe this. How else can we learn if we don't go to someone that may have been through something we don't understand.

Judith....I am so sorry for your friends loss and will keep you and her family in my prayers.

Shanda....girl you made me laugh so hard, that was so funny about you trying to unlock your door with your car door opener. I can do some pretty funny stuff also, so I guess that's why I got so tickled.

Keeping it short so will go for now.

Netty
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2012 :  12:25:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello My Porchies....I was on here last night and right when I got ready to post my long note to you all...my computer decided to do an automatic update on something and then reboot it's self. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!

So, will try again tonight! Even though I am so pooped I can barely say my name.
(Huge weather collision...with the rain and my fibro).

First off...

Judith...I am so very sorry for the loss of your friends son. How heart and gut wrenching that must be for everyone. I don't know why Police can't shoot to mame rather than always have to shoot to kill.
We see it all the time here in the NW too. We saw a guy shot and killed in a mental hospital because he was stabbing people with a pencil. Excuse Me! That mother (your friend) will always regret having called the Police because now her son is dead.
WOW...it just should not go down like that!

I had an emergency phone call from my Auntie that lives over in Portland (right across the river from me)...last night to let me know that my mom had been going up her basement stairs and somehow fell backwards down them and cracked her head open and knocked herself out.
She was out for about 3 hours and woke up to find herself laying in a huge pool of blood. She tried to drag herself back down the last few steps and across the family room to call 911 but it took her 2 hours to get to the phone because she was covered in so much blood that she kept slipping as she crawled. Long story short her sister/my Auntie calls mom everyday at the same time and she kept calling and calling and got no answer so she called my sister in-law and asked her to call 911 to go check on my mom. She is in the Hospital with a Concussion and 10 stitches in the back of her head. They ran tests to see if she had a heart attack or stroke that caused her to fall...but the cardiologist said no, but that she bruised her heart....in the fall and her left shoulder and arm are very wrenched from the fall too. She is still having extreme headaches, and nausia...and can't eat. They plan to keep her until Monday. Then will decided it she needs to go into a nursing home for rehab or if she can go home with some one there.
I might have to go to Spokane to help her...but won't know for awhile. My life is fairly crazy right now...so, I am kind of hoping I don't have to go. My sister in law is close, so is my brother in law and my mom's best friend is an hour and a half away. I am 360 miles away.
Both my mother and my Auntie are at the ages where they are beginning to fall a bit too frequently. It has me worried. Good Grief The Drama!

Cherime and others...I have decided maybe a nice desert Island for our men would be a good option. Or better yet a NICE Exotic Island for all of us women to go for a nice long get-away. No Men Allowed...unless they are pool boys serving us nice refreshing drinks with little umbrellas in them. Ha Ha!!!!

Shanda...thanks for the "comic relief" I really needed a good laugh! I have to confess...I have done similar things...I just don't tell anybody. Ha Ha!

Netty...glad to hear that you feel better after sharing and our prayers. PTL! That is what is so wonderful about The Porch...it is our Safe Place. And we can count on everyones love and support.

Janet...turkey sounds really good. I am getting kind of hungry for a turkey sandwhich with cranberry sauce on it.

Ruthie and Janet...you girls should let us see the "Pretties" you are making to sell. You to Cherime. I love to see what everyone is working so hard on.

Judy...I loved the email you sent me today about leaving men to their own devices. That was so funny. I had to send it to a couple in Canada that I know and love because they both have a great sense of humor. They will get a huge hoot out of that one.

Any more to share about Jim and Patsy? Did mama get moved yet?

OK chickies...I am tired, off to bed in hopes to be able to make it to Church tomorrow.

Huggles and Snuggles,
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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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2012 :  10:09:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, how terrible for your BFF. What a horrible thing for a mother to go through. Prayers for her and her family.

Ruthie Ann and Janet sounds like you have been busy! I hope your craft fairs do great. I have decided not to do any this year. Just too much work and I don't have the time.

Netty, glad you are doing better. Having a little control over health is a big issue.

Shanda, so funny about trying to open the door with the car door opener. You must have been tired. I think we all have those moments where our brain checks out.

Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She is so lucky to be alive! I had a friend whose dad did that but he was on blood thinners and died. Maybe this will be a wake up call and she will find a safer place to live. My grandmother fell in her garden and was stuck on her back all day. Thankfully it was a Sunday and my Aunt always picked her up for dinner. She found her laying in the garden unable to get up. That was the turning point and she went into assisted living happily.
I had to laugh about your island. I have joked with my friends for years that when I win lottery, I would buy an island for all my women friends. No men allowed except their children. If you need a man, take a boat to the mainland. I wonder if men ever hear how women really feel. I don't know a woman out there that doesn't have this feeling about men in general.
Kinda sad actually.


Well, my life has been pretty uneventful. This is my "all I do is homework" time of the year. Two of my classes take a day each just to do the homework. My investments class is a joke. The teacher is terrible! He may know about investing but has no idea how to teach it. The whole class is frustrated to say the least. He just talks at us. Doesn't even really talk about what is in the book. Just his experiences as a investment adviser. he doesn't even keep us in class the whole time. We are suppose to be in class for 3 hours. He sends us home after 1.5 hours. He is of course being paid for 3 hours.
I am trying to deal with the class as if there were no instructor. Just read the book and try to pass the tests. He has a major project we are to do and I can't figure out what we are suppose to do. I'll have him explain it next class.
Other than that, life is boring. No time for sewing or creating right now. Working in the library is good. No worries there. Mom is ....just Mom. Sister is still waiting for Xhusband to officially ask her to get married again and move back.

I'll pray for all your troubles. I hate that we are all so far away. I know this would be a wonderful group to get together in person.


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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2012 :  3:36:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello my ladies,

Peggy....oh how I hate to hear that about your mother. Just thankful she is in the hospital and hopefully she will see she needs help and get an assited living apartment. They are so nice for people who just can't take care of a big ole house anymore or use stairs. Will keep her and you in my prayers.

I am just doing laundry today and I have mountains of it to do. It seems my kids change their clothes twice a day for what I have in my piles. Then it don't help with the cooler weather, everything is bulkier, long sleeves and long pants. In the summer it just don't seem like we have as much. Life goes on and I will only get hollered at if I don't get the right things washed in time for school tomorrow.

Bunny....it sounds like school is going well except for your investing class. Is there not someone you can complain to about his lack of teaching abilities and also cutting the class short. It is sad that people pay to learn and they get ripped off like this.

Tomorrow I do believe I will get to making Christmas gifts. I will be starting with my mothers and she is getting a fleece shaw just maybe a little bigger than a regular shaw, it goes down over her arms and then to her legs. She gets so cold in the winter so I know she will just love getting it. I was very lucky in going to the old variety store, which is going out of business, they had everything 75% off so I got 4 yards of fleece for $10.00, so happy, but very upset we are losing the variety store. Thank goodness Walmart got fabric and more craft things in. I just can't afford to buy my fabric from the quilt shop all of the time.

Will let you all go for now. Take Care

Netty
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2012 :  08:52:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg, sorry to hear about your Mom's accident. The good part at least is that the fall was not caused by something else.
Well the bazaar on Sat was a bust for those of us stuck in the lower level with bad lighting and crammed together so that one could not tell where one vendor ended and another began. Didn't even make booth space in that one which is highly unusual. Because of the variety of stuff we make one of us, DD or I usually sells enough to make the space investment.
Then Sunday! GDD was going to move in with a guy she has known for about 2 months but his family finally objected. She glossed it over when telling me about it on the phone, letting me think is was a room mate situation. I had suspicions. Then the family rose up in arms after she moved some of her stuff in. It was one room and the parents in the first place did not object. What did they think the two of them were going to do, one sleep on the floor the other on the bed??? That child has a good heart but dives off into the unknown with out so much as a second thought. So then I had to go over and help her move the stuff again. Another 60 mile round trip. But I certainly gave her my thoughts on the matter.
Prior to that my DD calls me and she is half way through a leaking kitchen sink repair as the people who they bought the house from did not have a clue as to how to install a sink drain. A P trap on each side of the sink. SEESH! The topper was that they tightened the metal ring on the sink itself and the plastic pipe end so much that they rounded the gripping surface on the ring and it was all just turning inside the sink itself. My DSIL knows nada about plumbing. When we finally determined that the old plastic pipe would have to stay until the sink was changed out, I cut the pipe with a hacksaw and found the main source of the leak a split in the miserable pipe that we could not get off. I was able to manage to get the new pipe onto the the end of the old one, plastic will give a bit and now it is ok for a while but DD is ready to trash the sink and get a new one.
And thanks all for prayer. My DD finally has another job that should prove less stressful, helping parents who want to adopt navigate the process. Money may be less but health care and some money is better than nothing by a long sight.
Judy, please let us know how Jim is doing when you can.
Bunny, sounds like your life is in the slog through school mode.
Blessings all.


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22angel
True Blue Farmgirl

498 Posts

Pam
Manitoba
Canada
498 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2012 :  2:38:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, lots going on here! I haven't been on in .... forever :(. Sorry ladies! I've just read the last 3-4 pages, so I'm not going to try to answer everyone, but you're in my prayers &{{{hugs}}} for everyone!

I'm so tired - I think it's for sure early bed time tonight! Hoping I can get my hair cut sometime this week. We have a short work week (yay!) due to the water being shut off for most of the day, and it's even on a Friday! I do have a conference to go to on the weekend, hopefully it's not really long or boring.

Hmm. So much going on, and not enough time to do much of anything! Miss you ladies

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

"When I grow up, I want to be dirt." seen on a box through construction in Wyoming 2010
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2012 :  4:43:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg, so sorry to hear about your mom. This is what concerns me about my moms new place, lots of steps. She thinks it will be good exercise for her, but the fear-factor hangs in the air for me. I just told the land lady today that I am concerned about the poor lighting on her steps and in the entrance. Being an old house, there never was a light in some of these spots. I'm sure it was a 1 family swelling in the beginning. Turning it into a duplex just left some things undone.I told Mom to keep flashlights there and for the most part I told her to just stay in when it's dark out. Where does she need to go after dark anyhow? Right?
Oh, and she called me today all excited, like a little kid, to tell me that she got a moving company lined up today and she'll be moving Friday. ~Accckkkk~ Already? Really? hahaha I have to be at the new place while she stays at the old place. That's how we did it last time and it worked out best. So...guess who has to make sure I don't have anything on my schedule Friday? ~whew~, not much notice is it? hahaha
Ok, I took a pic of our patio out back where we(and Mr Cat)spend moist of our spare time when it's nice out. Let's see if I can get it to post. Notice that we have lots of parrots and a sand floor. We were going for a "Jimmy Buffet" style! LOL


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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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2012 :  4:47:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeaaaaa, it worked! So that's my Porch-Pic for our "Virtual Porchie" album.
C'mon...where's yours? *giggle*
Right after I took this pic, we took everything down(even the bamboo top and sides)to get ready for winter.
Good thing too 'cause it's raining and colder today.

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2012 :  9:12:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have been having rain every day, and yesterday it was mixed with snow. Been in the 20s at night, so it won't be long when the ground freezes and the snow sticks. Yuck!!! Remember all the whining we did about the heat? I do not like the cold at all either.
Peggy, So sorry about your mom. How is she doing? Did she get out of the hospital today? Prayers being sent for her.
After midnight and tired, so will post more tomorrow,

Janet
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2012 :  01:20:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening my Lovelies....
I guess I am going to be perpetually tired until my body acclimates to all this rain.

Thanks for all your concerns and prayers for my mom. I talked to her today (Monday)
and she was waiting for a breathing treatement as her COPD was acting up. She could barely breathe so I didn't keep her on the phone but she is still in the Hospital. Maybe released on Wednesday. The medications they are giving her for muscle relaxation and pain are not working....so until she starts feeling some relief they are keeping her.
I think I will probably end up in Spokane later in the week, even though I am physically not doing so well myself with my Fibro. But I think she is going to need help. My husband will probably drive me there and visit with his kids for a day...and then drive back home. Then I think my youngest son will probably come and get me once I feel my mom can be on her own.
I was suppose to go to Seattle and play with my darlen granddaughters this weekend but...so much for that. Oh, well...another day.

My friends....I really need an attitude check here. I wish my mom and I were closer and I could actually be excited to go see her and help her out...but I can't and I'm not. I love my mom but I don't like her very much. She tried to talk me into driving my VW to Spokane when she knows I can't do long distance driving because I fall asleep at the wheel because of my Chronic Fatigue...but she doesn't want me driving her car to take her to her therapy appointments....she just won't come right out and say that to my face. It is those kind of things that get under my skin...because they are constant. She is the ultimate control freak and manipulater. I will be her slave for the week if I end up going. She will literally have a LIST of stuff she will want me to do for her....besides all the Dr. apptmnts and stuff.

Next week is my birthday and I don't want to spend it with my mother. I know I sound as selfish as she is. But I want to be with my family here.

I know for those of you with loving, sweet mamas...I probably sound like the Worlds Worst daughter.

Even my husband and kids think I should want to just go see her and give her my support at this difficult time in her life. They do understand why I feel like I do...but they still think it is my daughterly duty. Ugh!

Like I said, I need an attitude adjustment but ONLY GOD can do it...it is not in my power or strength.I
just want to turn and run the other way as fast as I can run. SORRY FOR THE RANT. I need to do this as
a sacrifice of love...just because it is the right thing to do.

I need sleep. Maybe tomorrow will be better....
Peggy

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http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

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

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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2012 :  06:51:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, she sounds a lot like my mama. It's a hard spot to be in, all right. Your heart says help her, maybe other people say help her--but your survival instinct says RUN. I wish I had advice, but even with my mom gone I don't know what I should have done! Just know I sympathize.

Feeling pretty wiped out. Ric sprained his ankle really badly, so I have been playing nursemaid AND not getting much sleep (since he isn't sleeping, poor boy). I don't know whether I need coffee or a nap!



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

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2012 :  08:24:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Peggy, I am sorry to hear about your mother's accident. My own mother had lifeline when she insisted on living in her own home. She fell twice (breaking hips) but crawled through 2 rooms to get to the phone to call someone. It must have been shock. She didn't think to push the button on the chain around her neck. I was adopted. She often told me she hated me. But, I tried to be a good daughter even though I never did anything right. Her own daughter was a wonderful caretaker to her. Between the two of us we could keep her errands run, etc. She finally had alzheimers. She became the sweetest lady. She made us promise we would never make her leave her home, but we had to eventually break that promise. I don't envy you. But, you really won't regret being there. Just wear your thick skin when you go. (In the end..mom liked me best. ha.)

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Cassi
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Posted - Oct 16 2012 :  09:33:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I'm super busy with the move looming over us and the holidays flying up at warp speed (or so it seems, lol!) I just wanted to say hello and give hugs where hugs are needed. The picture (which will hopefully work) is our new house! We close November 1st!!! I hope y'all are fairing well this fall.

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Janet
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Posted - Oct 16 2012 :  10:23:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cassi, what a grand new house for you!!!! Good luck with the closing and moving. How exciting for you!!!!

Janet
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