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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2012 :  08:59:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all. Gearing up for one last bazaar. Also, trying to get things at work up to snuff as my last day is the end of this month. How very odd that sounds as I have been working for these guys since 1986. So I have one more paycheck. Looking forward to what God is going to provide. Should be interesting.

Kim, I have done the locked keys in the truck routine. In the cold weather that is a very bad deal. So I keep a spare key that just opens the door on my purse and I keep a hidden key on the truck. Both my kids have keys as well. As you can tell I have done that one too many times!

Peg, love the pictures. I do not usually decorate for Christmas as I have cats and a tree, unless very tiny and tied down would be an “attractive nuisance” and probably destroyed in short order. I watched one of the cats yesterday with a rubber band. He hooked his claws into it and then pulled it out as far as he could with this teeth, let it snap away and the chase was on. I call my two squirrels.

Netty, glad to hear that you are getting to do something that you like to do.

Judy, I ask God for angels to come and help all the time. I need them to hold the house together in the hurricane force winds we have been having lately, I ask that they hold the trees down and keep it all together. After all the only husband I have now is Jesus and the angels do what he tells them.
I know that sounds a bit off the wall but it does say to ask, so I ask.
I love that “cup of Johan” also. But my boss springs for them. An alternative for me is Newman’s Own, Nell’s Breakfast Blend. I really like the whole beans but will take ground if that is all that is available at the time.

Jan, very glad to hear that you are doing better.

Bunny. Good job on school. Atta Girl!!! Just keep on keeping on and you will get there.

Tammy, Buffalo Gal! Great job. That probably will be a cold one but also a lot of fun.

Blessings all.

CMF
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2012 :  6:01:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am feeling alot better. Still coughing, but able to move around and do things now. I did some shopping today, felt good to get out for a few minutes. It finally quit raining here, was colder today, in the 30s, now it is only 21 degrees. May have some snow this week off and on. I would rather have snow than rain this time of the year. I still do not have my decorations up in the house, hope by the weekend I can get hubby to help me.
Peggy, your pictures are a treat to see. It is putting me in the mood. I am so far behind this year, then getting sick put me back a week. I will catch up, I am sure.
Have a great evening,


Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2012 :  7:05:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello ladies,
I thought I would bring yall some rose tea as I have a bit of a cough that I am sure came from my dear butterflies. This week we are preparing for our Christmas program and cookie walk. I have managed to have all my butterfliess back in class. One little butterfly said Mrs. Schroeder don't you just love the hum of our wings...we are back in action. I giggled and thought Lord could we snip their wings back a bit befroe Christmas or they are likely to fly so high we won't get them back...but it is good to have them all healthy...they are funny. WE decorated our class tree and hung up lights...of course they had to blink they said like butterfly wings flap...so we have blinking lights.

My tree is up at home as well in our new house. I will have to take a picture Peggy your tree is so pretty and you know Karen Kingsbury? Wow that is awesome.

well ladies I have some clothes to fold and still tgrying to finish this scarf for friend. I am anxious to get it done so I can start an afgan I saw for beginners of crochet.

love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2012 :  8:15:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Haven't made it yet but with so many of us coughing...... I got this recipe for cough syrup and I'm told it works like magic. One lady I know had whooping cough and it worked for her.

10 garlic bulbs (the bulb not the cloves)
1 quart boiling water

Steep 12 hours

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tblsp caraway seed
2 Tblsp fennel seed

Boil down to half. Serving size 1 Tblsp

I did something today that has me as giddy as a school girl. Little background knowledge first. When I was a little girl due to illness my hair fell out as fast as it grew in. As a little girl I'd wear a towel on my head under a cowboy hat and exclaim to my Daddy, "Look Daddy, long hair!" My hair has always been fine and thin and I've always dreamed of long beautiful hair. I wanted my glory and covering. So recently I bought extensions. The clip in kind not the permanent kind. Today I went to the hair dresser and had my hair dyed and trimmed and the hair extensions trimmed and styled. Oh GOSH it's so pretty. I have a normal amount of hair now. I look like all the other lovely ladies with long hair. I'm a happy girl I tell you, HAPPY!!!

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

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6427 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6427 Posts

Posted - Dec 05 2012 :  01:06:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK Girls...I just lost a half of a page of Chat. I am going to go throw myself off a bridge now....

Tomorrow...I may come back or I may go kick cans for a day and get my frustration out!!!!!!!!!!!

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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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Dec 05 2012 :  05:30:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tammy, sounds good. Take care of yourself as well as the little ones.
Kim every now and then we need to do something just for us. Good fir you.
Peg don't hurt your toes get a foam base ball bat and work the computer over;>)

CMF
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Dec 05 2012 :  08:50:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone. Just a little time before school to say hi.

Peggy, oh how we have all been there. You go right ahead and have your temper tantrum. I get it.

Cherime, so the last day is almost here. I hope you can go on to something enjoyable. Did you feel the earthquake?

Teacher Tammy, I think last year your little butterflies had a hard time calming down because of Christmas. A little wing clipping may be coming up soon I'm sure. Glad they are all back and healthy.

Kimberly, nothing like a new doo to lift your spirits. So glad you love it.

Janet, glad you are on the mend. Make sure to bundle up good before going out.

Not much else going on. Got mom home from her trip. The weather was not so nice driving to the airport and her flight was an hour late. No more driving to Portland in the rain at night for me.

Anyway, later for now. Stay warm farmgirls!

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
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Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile

Fabric website: www.bunnyroseco.etsy.com

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6427 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6427 Posts

Posted - Dec 06 2012 :  01:35:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Good Evening My Porchies...OK, I have cooled off and now I think I can type again.
Back to using my sticky notes. With posting Pictures I haven't been using them but OK...I learned my lesson AGAiN!

Mildred was a busy little mouse today. First she came over and check out my Red Hand towel that I opened this morning. Then she went over to my Chocolate Advent Calendar and tried to talk me into opening tomorrows number so she could have a piece of chocolate too. I said, "Mildred Mice don't eat Chocolate" and she said, "What do you know?" I think if I don't share with her tomorrow that she my show me if she knows Karate or not. Yikes!

OK, Kim and Netty and Alyce...yes, I do know Karen Kingsbury. But No, I don't know Francine Rivers personally but I do know that her and Karen are good friends. I must say that Francine is my favorite Christine Fiction Writer *don't tell Karen I said that* shhhhh! I know that Karen considers Francine her favorite too. I also know that Francine had some health issues that kept her from writing as much as she wanted to. But it is good to see her with some newer books out now. I still have not read her mother/daughter books yet....but plan to.

Well, I am tired...thanks for letting me rant this morning! I know you gals have all experienced the frustration!

sweet dreams,
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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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6427 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6427 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2012 :  12:42:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Well, today I got a couple of pretty Santa Gift Tags and another Christmas Kleenex.
Tomorrow I am down to the last gift in the toe of the Stocking...then all my fun will
be over. Which might be a good thing because I think I have scared you gals all away
with my silly little Stocking/Mildred Adventures.



Today, Mildred found my Vintage Angel and Santa kneeling over the baby Jesus. She is drawn
to Jesus and all things God...being a Church Mouse and all...that is understandable. She hopes
all you ladies are drawn to the babe in the Manger too. And that you
never lose the Awe and Wonderment of His birth.

Well, I had my Bible Study Christmas Party tonight and it was just Wonderful! Way too much food
and lots of Holiday Cheer (no, not beverages) but rather Bright Spirits and an amazing time of fellowship.
We did a gift exchange and that was fun too.

I can hardly believe that Christmas is coming so quickly...but I am enjoying every precious moment of
the Season. Hope that's why non of you were on here today....Hoping you were all busy with some
Christmas magic and fun of your own.

Sweet dreams,
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!

Edited by - LadyInRed on Dec 07 2012 12:45:57 AM
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Missus Miranda
True Blue Farmgirl

285 Posts

Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
285 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2012 :  1:27:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
*dragging self up on porch with a heavy sigh*

Well.... afternoon, ladies. It's been a bit of a rough patch at Fair Hope Farm. Josh and I are doing ok, I'm just terribly stressed and it's turning to depression.

I got called out for some mistakes at work, lately, as if I am not allowed to make mistakes, and the way it was handled has left me with a rather bitter taste in my mouth. I'm starting to look for work elsewhere, even though I know it may not be any better and it won't be easy. I'm driving 30 miles IN to work every day... 60 mile round trip, and working hard and trying my best... and I'm stressed from clients and coworkers alike and spending so much money on Gasoline... It's just exhausting!! I am stuck in one place because I NEED full time and they wonder why I'm staying here, and it's because all the new positions that come up are PART time, or even further in to town where the slight pay raise would do nothing to help.

But, I am hanging on as long as possible, and trying to keep my chin up. I applied at the local Harley Davidson dealership... it's something I'd enjoy immensely and would be slightly closer and easier to get to. I haven't heard anything, so I think I may give them a ring later on.

Home is wonderful, though. I was able to make fried green tomatoes the other night... we had four little tomatoes on our vines! It would not produce at all this summer, but come December we have tomatoes! GO FIGURE!!

Thanksgiving was good.... I roasted my first turkey and it turned out REALLY good, made green bean casserole from scratch, roasted root vegetables, and made two pies, one pumpkin (from an actual PUMPKIN!) and one pear.

If only I could be Martha Stewart for a living!!

I hope everyone is doing well. We still have no internet available in our neck of the woods, but we are trying, and I try to come say hi when I can! I miss all of you!!

Miranda

"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

http://www.bricolagewedding.blogspot.com/
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2012 :  9:22:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg. Yeah getting really close. Lots of possibilities. not sure how it will all play out.
Bunny, I sort of felt it, I was just too busy to pay attention. Felt the couch shake thought "oh that must be an earthquake", and went back to what I was doing.
Miranda. I know that one. I have driven that distance pretty much for the last 26 years. At one point it was a bit longer as they moved the office way across town and added another 10 miles to the drive. It is going to be really strange not having to make that drive on a regular basis.
Tomorrow is the last Christmas bazaar. Pray for us ladies.

CMF
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6427 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6427 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2012 :  11:44:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Miss Miranda...tis not the season to have your chin hanging on your boobs. (+: Sorry, that work
is a drag and that people expect you to work with out making human errors, how silly is that?
You really do drive a lot of miles round trip for work. It probably would be nice to have a job a bit closer to home. We will be praying for you that something will come open for you. Sounds like a job change would probably be a refreshing thing for you.
How are the wedding plans going? How is the dress coming along? Maybe if you could concentrate on that aspect of your life...the work situation would just take a back seat for awhile.

Cherime...it will be rather strange for you to not have to go to work any more. But I do hope you just take some time and relax a bit. You are one hard working lady.
I am praying that your last wknd gift bazaar goes well for you.

Not much happening for me today. I spent most of the evening working on Christmas Cards. I sent out a lot...and enjoy doing it but it is time consuming. And it seems like less and less people send them out any more.

Tomorrow I am dog sitting for my youngest son as he and his fiance' are going to a Tolken Marathon at the Movie Theater. 8 hours straight. Glad it is them and not me.

Off to bed and my book.

Nighty Night Ladies,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

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

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2012 :  10:43:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Gals!Rainy,50's,dark here. Mom and I are suppose to go to a furniture store today that has a small table and chairs on sale like she's looking for. But her landlord chose today to put a new light in her kitchen for her. The one light in there doesn't work at all and the other one started acting up. They told us that the wiring is old and they weren't sure how to put in a new light and had to think it over. Finally, 2 months later she wrote them a, "I'm moving if you don't do something soon"...letter.She has bad eyesight since her botched surgery and needs all the help she can get. So they finally called her and said that they were going to put a light in today....tic-toc-tic-toc....he's running late they said....grrr!
Peg, I really like vintage pins. They're a lot prettier than the newer styles...in my humble opinion! *giggle* I'm enjoying Mildred's orneriness and adventures.First she's here, then she's there....such fun! ....and "Don't Mess with Mildred" is her motto I think, especially if she knows karate! She's one(Kickin')mousie! hahaha Say, is that candle lit on your vintage Angel?It looks like it's glowing. Me likey!
RMTammy, I like my chocolate-mint tea too. Great taste and no calories! Have you tried the chocolate hazelnut? I can't remember if I sent you all that one or not in our tea swap.
Sounds like you landed a fun job. Good for you. Thanks sharing the buffalo pic.
Jan, You must have been on Biaxin. It can leave a metal taste in your mouth even a few days after you're finished with it.
Cherime, when we had 3 kitties all at once,we tied the Christmas tree to adoor facing...just in case. Our friends shared some of their horror stories(and I don't mean Scrooge)so we figured,better safe than sorry. We only had 1 kitty climb it once. They were pretty good well behaved. I sure hope you get some snow soon to help insulate your place AND help hold it down.*gulp* I hate wind!
Kimberly,good recipe. Thanks for sharing that.I just made Rosemary Gledstar's Fire-Cider recipe for te first time. It'll either cure ya or kill ya! hahaha It may even remove lime! LOL
Just kidding! But Mom still has that cough that won't go away,so I'm willing to try anything!
It has:
Garlic, onions,horseradish,ginger,hot pepper,whole peppercorns,mustard seed and honey.
You put it all in a jar and pour organic vinegar over it and leave it sit on the back of the counter for 2 or 3 weeks, shaking daily. Use a plastic lid or saran wrap under a metal lid,as it will corode the metal lid. I'm tellin' ya,it's strong stuff! hahaha It smells wondeful though!mmmmmmmmm..... It can be added to other foods or salad dressings.I'm going to try it in my vegetable juice. I believe the dose is 1 tsp. I can't wait to try it. I need something for a good warm-up with all this dampness and chill we are experiencing around here.
Glad you got to do the hairdresser visit. Sometimes we just gotta do these things for ourselves. We need a(me)day! *giggle*
Miranda,So sorry for your job stress. I will be Praying for you to find something closer.
You got brave and made a(real)pumpkin pie? Good on ya Girl! I did that ONCE....never again. Too much mess and work for me. hahahaha
Well, I'm off to see the wizard! teehee
Later Gators


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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Prairie Gypsy
True Blue Farmgirl

821 Posts

Tammy
Wolford North Dakota
USA
821 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2012 :  9:15:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening ladies. I sent everybody's tea package out Thursday so be watching for them. Hope you injoy.

Just got home from a bison association barn sale up north that I had a booth at for the Museum. They had the association dinner Friday night so I set up there as well. At the dinner they served bbq bison ribs. OMG were they finger licking good. It's the first time I've had the bison ribs. I'm going to have to find a supplier for those tasty pieces of meat although they'll probably be cost prohibitive. I got to set in on the association meetings this morning even though I'm not a member or anything and found it really interesting. We woke this morning to several inches of snow and 8' temps. I overheard one guy say it was -14' with windchill brrr. Glad I was inside the barn and not working the bison out in the yard. I ate lunch at the restaurant at the barn called "The Kitchen". Excellent food. I ordered a grilled ham & cheese sandwich and it came served with scalloped potatoes and cole slaw. Got to love country cooking :O)

Had to drive home this afternoon with a travel advisory. Winds swirling the powder all over made it difficult to see at times but I got home safely. I'm not use to driving in this type of weather any more so it will take a while to get use to. It's snowing here - don't know how much accumulation they're predicting. Matt wants to go Christmas Tree shopping tomorrow but we'll see. I may just hunker down and stay in until I have to go to work Monday morning.

PeggyAnn - Legand (the albino bull) is reddish due to the fact he's sunburnt. It's a common problem with albinos. He/they roll in the dirt which has red clay in it thus giving them a more reddish appearance. He's the worse because he stays out in the sun more where White Cloud stays in the trees in the summer. In the winter they are cream colored.

Judy - I saw a similar recipe using I think ginger, lemon, and honey. The recipe I saw said to add it to hot tea. I've been wanting to make it up so I have it ready when colds hit. The recipe you gave I would think has more preventative ingredients where the one I saw was more after you already acquired a cold/flu.

Everybody have a wonderful Sunday!



Farmgirl Sister # 2363
http://twilightburrough.blogspot.com/
Jamestown, ND
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2012 :  7:48:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello my ladies,

I worked all week at the school last week and I thought I was allergic to something at the school, but come to find out I was getting bronchitis I do believe. If I get up and start to moving around I get short of breath and I don't feel very good either. Going to the Doc. tomorrow so hopefully I will feel better soon. I had to call in sick at the school for tomorrow also, funny they have to find a sub. for the sub. Oh Well.

Hope everyone is doing ok. It is suppose to get down to 7 or 9 degrees here tonight. Soooooo cold, I don't care much for the cold, guess it is that time of year.

I'm going to let you all go and I will get back on when I am feeling better.

Netty
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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2012 :  9:47:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man bronchitis is running rampant! Everyone get well and stay well. My kids are still fighting it and now I'm coughing.

But I'm still walking on air. My children were baptized today. It was difficult to take the pictures because I was fighting off tears of joy. Hubby took video. One of those precious moments in my life I pray never leaves my memory.

Better go try to get some sleep so I can fight this off. Hugs to all those feeling ill.


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

Sister #4045
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6427 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6427 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  12:20:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kimberly...Congratulations on the Baptism of your children. That is Awesome!!!! I always cried
when my kids were baptized. I remember the emotions! Hope the whole family gets over the Bronchitis.

Netty...that is pretty funny that the sub needs a sub...but I am sure it happens more times than
you would think...especially in bad weather cold/flu/bronchitis Season.

RFM Tammy...Oh, goodie...can't wait to get the new tea! Looking forward to it. Thanks for explaining
about the Elbino Bison. Sunburned huh? Guess that would be a problem. And the red clay too. See you learn
something new everyday.

Judy...Yes, the candle is burning on my Antique Angel. Isn't she pretty? I just love her.
Wow, that is one potent receipe for what ailes ya!!! That will burn the sin right out of you too. LOL
Well, good for mama standing her ground on that Kitchen light. I have been waiting for three weeks for
someone to come check on some mold inside one of my bottom kitchen cabinets. I have gone into the office
twice to ask when they were coming. One day I was told he would come and then I waited and waited and
finally just had to give up and go to sleep because my chronic fatigue had hit. I thought I heard someone
at my door...but I had asked them to call first and they hadn't. So, I didn't get up and go to the door.

Yesterday, I dog sat my Grand-dog from 2:30 in the afternoon until almost midnight. My son and his fiance' went to a Lord of the Rings Marathon...but I was so tired, I just took the dog back home at midnight so
I could get some sleep. I think their movies got over about that time anyway.

Today...was another day of lots of fibro pain. I walked my dog this morning, complaining to myself the whole way and limping because my knees and ankles were killing me. When I got home I tuned into Church
and almost fell asleep before it got over...but somehow managed to stay awake. When it was over I went
immediately back to bed for about 4 hours. I didn't do anything to speak of this afternoon...just stayed
in my pj's (which I had gotten back into after Church)and vegged out in front of the tv.

Hope I feel better tomorrow. I could use a nice sunny vacation spot...right about now. But you know how it goes..."No money, no sunny!" ha ha! Rain equals pain!

Well, I'm off to bed. Don't even know if I will read or not. I'm pretty pooped.

Hey, did any of you watch the Hallmark Movie..."A Princess for Christmas" tonight? It was kind of cute.
Sometimes the Christmas shows are a bit sappy for me...but I liked that one.

blessings and love,
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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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  06:35:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, we got dumped on with snow yesterday, but only about 5-6 inches. It is all white and bright out there now, but 19 degrees. I am going to make sure to stay in so I will not get sick again. Still coughing, but getting better. I got the tree up, now need to do the rest of the decorating.
Peggy, hope the weather gets better so you will be in less pain. No fun at all.
Will try to post more later,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  06:51:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning girls,

Peggy I just remembered you wanted a couple of my candy recipes so here we go:

OREO BALLS

1 pkg oreo cookies
1 pkg cream cheese
1 pkg choc. almond bark

First of all set out the cream cheese and let it come to room temp.

When cream cheese is room temp., put oreo cookies in food proc. and chop up really fine.

Mix chopped up oreo cookies and cream cheese together. If mixing with a spoon does not work to well, dig in with your hands and mix well.

Melt the almond bark in a double boiler to keep choc. soft while you dip your oreo balls.
Roll up some of the oreo mix into a small ball, you can make it the size you want, mine are about the size of a small bouncy ball. I use wax paper to put them on after they are dipped. Then I set them out on the back porch to cool down. If you don't have a cool back porch put them in the fridge to cool down. You may like them so well being in the fridge you might want to keep them there until you want to serve.

Enjoy


Ok, here is my Haystack recipe:

1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup salted peanuts
2 cups chow mein noodles

Melt chips and peanut butter in 2 qt. microwave dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave 1 min. at a time until melted. (Do Not go over 1 minute at a time, it will burn very easy) Blend well, then stir in peanuts and chow mein noodles with rubber spatula.

Drop by fork onto wax paper.

I mix this up as a double recipe because it does not make much when you make bigger haystacks like I do due to my kids. You can make small haystacks which will be fine to serve.

I hope you enjoy these Peggy and anybody else that would like to use them.

Oh! I forgot one important ingredient......you have to play Christmas music when you are making this candy or it may not turn out right.

Have fun and let me know how these turn out for you all.

Netty
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Missus Miranda
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Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  06:58:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy and Judy thank you for the prayers & kind words! Peggy, I do need to concentrate more on the wedding, in some ways. As you say, it could be a way to relieve some work stress. There's been so much going on with the holidays, and I keep pushing myself to do more... I need to just calm down and not try to overdo it this year.

I've all-but lost my voice this morning... a COLD front (cold compared to the nearly 80 degree weather yesterday) blew in and I'm sure that rustled up the cedars and junipers.

The other night, Josh and I were discussing what song to dance to at the wedding... we still haven't decided LOL I pick a song, he doesn't like it. He picks a song, I don't like it. But the funniest thing is that neither of us can really dance!! He's going to be taking lessons from the sister of one of his groomsmen, however, and next month, for our birthdays, we'll go to a tiny little nearby town called Coupland where an ancient dancehall and inn is located. When I was a kid, we went out there and the dance floor was a bit crooked. You danced up the hill and then down the hill... it was fun!

Well, girls, the lobby is about to open, so I'd better go prepare myself for the day. Wish me luck!!!

"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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herblady55
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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  11:46:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Poor Netty,I know so well that feeling of not being able to catch your breath. I hate having bronchitis! They say that once you have it, it never goes away.I'm really hoping that this concoction that I made up will burn it outta my Ma&me! If it works I may just have to pass out recipes. The sales clerk at Green Farms, where I bought the horseradish asked me to share it with her if it works. I said,"Sure!" As Peg said,it sounds like it'll burn the sin outta the orneriest of sinful critters! ROFLROFL
Kimberly, hoping your congestion will settle down fast too.
We have so many sick Porchies and right at the holiday season.How dreadful! Feel better Porch-Buds! This is suppose to be a horrible flu year and most of us already have weak lungs. May God help us!
So happy right along with you about the dedication of your children. How wonderful! It's such a huge responsibility for parents to guide their children in the ways of the Lord! Praying for you all who have children.
RFMTammy,got my tea today.Yea, choc-mint and spicy chai. Two teas that you just can't go wrong with where women are concerned. YUMMM! lol Thanks for sharing that postcard of the buffalo with me. How wonderful to be able to work around these great,historical beasts. Lucky you!(yes I'm whining and pouting) *giggle*
Peg, Yes, that Angel is gorgeous.So nice to see the light still working at her age.She's a hope for us all who are aging and trying to keep our light bright, isn't she? Some days I feel as though mine barely flickers. God give us strength in the days ahead! I hope you get some results soon on that mold problem.At our age we already have barnicles on our bottoms,creaky staircases and bats in our belfry, let alone let the mold creep in too! hahaha I don't like a lax landlord either. It's not their dwelling place, so they aren't in a hurry.
Well, by the time Mom and I got to the furniture store after getting her light installed Saturday, it was closed. *sigh* Another day I guess.
Today we have 45,gray skies and rain...again. It poured buckets off and on for about an hour and a half last night. Amazing! That'll be good for the water tables I guess. It's what the Good Lord ordered and He knows what's best!
Janet, at least you got the nice white and bright stuff. Sounds so preeeeetty! Stay warm!
I just love all the recipes you share on here,Gals! Such fun!......Netty.....the size of a small, bouncy ball?.....*giggle*....what?? That took me back to my childhood when I got a couple of those wooden paddles with the rubber-band ball attached....is that the size?? *still giggling* Too cute! Oh, and I've been playing Christmas music since before Thanksgiving. I guess I qualify. hohoho
Miranda, UH-OH...you shouldn't have told me about going to Coupland. Now I'm going to have to hire a camera crew to go there and spy on you so I can make a few bucks selling it to a TV show! hahahahahaha....dancing on a crooked floor no less....yup, that's worth a few bucks! What a hoot! I'm just picturing that! LOL
Well Gals, that's about all the trouble I can stir up for one afternoon. Yer on yer own now! hohoho....
Love yuns!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
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forgetmenot
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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  7:41:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
RFM Tammy, thank you, for the lovely teas. I couldn't wait to get home from the post office. (opened the envelope in the car) DH said he could smell the goodness as soon as I slit the pkg. I enjoyed the pic you posted of the albino buffalo! So, I really loved the postcard pic. Had to explain your work to DH. Guess we will put the museum on our list of sites for the next trip west.
Porchies, we had our first snow yesterday. Barely covered the ground. But at least it was white.
I'm just getting over a couple of illnesses..aren't most of us. Still not up to par. However, mixed up gingerguy dough yesterday, and cut out
ninjabread cookies today. Tomorrow I will try to frost them.
I've been lurking..but, a little blue for writing. Talk to you all soon!

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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Netty
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Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  10:44:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Judy that is the size of ball I was talking about. If ya think about it you really don't see to many of them any more.

Just hope everyone enjoys the recipes.

Netty
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LadyInRed
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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
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Posted - Dec 11 2012 :  01:03:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



If this photo doesn't give you something to be Jolly about, I don't know what will. LOL
Madeline the four year old said, "Save yourself Naomi...I'm getting my picture taken with Santa"

That's my grand-daughters for you. I just cracked up when my son shared that picture and comment
with me over the weekend. I know everytime I need a good laugh...I will be bringing that picture
up on my phone over and over again.

Judy...thanks for all the cute E-Cards. I appreciated todays...with your comments on my pain. It did take my mind off the pain level for a few minutes. So, thanks.
I loved your comments about the Angel Light today too. Yes, we all need to keep trying to shine brightly for others.
Sorry that the Furniture store was closed when you and mama got there.
And I'm with you...I hope all our Porchies get well very soon. Tis the Season for Love and Good Cheer but also for colds and flu and bronchitis. Me, I just want the Love and Good Cheer. LOL

Netty...thank you so much for the Recipes. Oh, they do sound good. Especially The Oreo Balls. Judy you can attach them to a Paddle Board if you want to...but I think I will just eat them.
Hee Hee!

Judith...so good to see you on The Porch tonight. I have missed you my friend!!! Why are you so blue...come on you have to share now...so we can pray for you. Is your fibro getting the best of you? Or other issues?

Glad some of you girls are already getting the Tea from Tammy. I can't wait to get mine...it sounds good.

Hey Judy...are we going to sign up for Tea Swappen for 2013? If so, I want January or February.
Hey...where is Patsy??? Tell her the Posse is looken for her.

Miss Miranda...you can just hold each other and sway back and forth for your wedding dance or take lessons and look like you really know what you're doing. LOL
That dance floor in Coupland sounds like it would lend itself to swaying back and forth or rolling down hill and back. It's All Good.
Just remember...that no matter what, just have FUN at your wedding and reception. Don't let yourself get up tight about anything. Those are usually the best Weddings and the Happiest.

Janet...the snow sounds lovely this time of year. I wouldn't mind a White Christmas this year... though we are more apt to have a Wet Christmas. At least when we get snow it never lasts longer than a few days.
Hope you are feeling better.

Well, Ladies...off to read a little more of my Karen Kingsbury book. It is really uplifting and encouraging reading about Christmas Miracles. This Holiday Season I have just been immersing myself in good Holiday Reads. It really keeps me in the Christmas Spirit.

Nightie Night My Lovely Porchies...You are ALL Bright Lights In My Days,
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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Cherime
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Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
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Posted - Dec 11 2012 :  08:33:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barely time to say hi to all and back to it again.

CMF
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