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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2013 :  5:44:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello porchies,
How are you today? I went back to school and butterflies today. I tell you I am flat pooped out after 4 days on the couch!I am pretty sure I will sleep well tonight. The butterflies were onry today though...I had to do some serious clippig of wings...they think they are on social vacation now...

Bunny that skirt is so darn cute...you always have such lovely pieces...I enjoy when you share them

Miranda sending prayers up

Peggy I did pajama day for 4 days I thought maybe today I better get dressed in my best wings for work...heheheh

well ladies I am off to make some tea and read a bit and then bed
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2013 :  7:07:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miranda, prayers for Josh's dad. So scary. My nephew just came through testical cancer surgery. I know how scary the C word can be.

Cherime, glad you stuck to your guns. So sad that he didn't understand your value.

Judy, your momma sounds like a tough bird. I can only hope to do as well.

School is going to be tough again. Don't think there will be any day off for me. Each class calls for over 6 hours a week of homework. Plus I have two full days of classes one is to 6pm the other is to 9 pm. Plus I still have to work in the library. My sewing machine is going to get lonely for the next 11 weeks.

Thank you all for the positive words on my skirt. It took me 3 days to figure it out.

Later for now. Stay safe and healthy.

Bunny

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

Fabric website: www.bunnyroseco.etsy.com

Not all who wander are lost.../
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2013 :  7:21:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tammy, glad you are feeling better and back to school. Hope things calm down a bit and the butterflies start settling down for you.
Cherime, glad you did not give in. You do not need that job that bad.
Bunny, yes, I also love that skirt!!!!! You are so very talented. Hope you sell lots soon.
Judy, your mom must have cabin fever and needed to get out while it was mild. Hope she made it okay. She probably felt refreshed after the walk.
have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

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shanda
True Blue Farmgirl

522 Posts

Shanda
Broken Bow OK
USA
522 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2013 :  7:39:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Bunny, that skirt is super sweet! My daughter would go gaa-gaa over it!

Miranda, prayers have been sent, keep us posted when you can.

It's good to be back. I had so much help while I was down, my family helped me with work, the kids helped around the house, and my Church help suport me in a special way. I knitted a bunch of scarfs, mostly ruffled scarfs, and my Church sisters bought them as quick as I could make them! We had a very nice Christmas! My fingers were flying 24/7! But one thing about knitting, even when your down, you can knit!

Well, hope y'all have a peaceful evening and Tammy, I hope your butterflies fly alittle straighter tomorrow!

Blessings!

Shanda

Farmgirl #4233
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Prairie Gypsy
True Blue Farmgirl

821 Posts

Tammy
Wolford North Dakota
USA
821 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2013 :  8:49:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello porchies! I wish I could say things are slowing down but it's quite the opposite unfortunately. Hopefully I can catch up with everybody. Work is extremely hectic now and the inventory didn't go well and it appears I'll now have to re-inventory everything by myself (sigh). My predecessor apparently didn't understand organization very well and things are everywhere making it that much more confusing. Things were tossed into the basement in various locations and nobody is sure what's all down there. That's on top of getting the quarterly and end of year taxes and paperwork done along with W2's for everybody. Lots of Excedrin Migraine and caffeine coming up.

Took everything off my tree Sunday. I assumed the man would take it out but lets just say it's still sitting where it has been and hasn't moved (grrr). I worked a bit on the paw print scarf Sunday but just wasn't in the mood so I sat back and watched the video New In Town. Excellent movie if you haven't watched it. Before I plopped in my recliner I did take the dogs out for a nice long walk :O) I needed to feel somewhat productive lol Actually I was pretty productive but it was just earlier in the day.

Sorry to hear so many of you are sick with various illnesses. I'm hearing the flu is really bad this year. Several in Minnesota have died from it so they're really pushing the flu shot, which I never get. One of our board members was hospitalized twice with it developing into pneumonia. Thankfully he's feeling much better. I'll keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

We had a heat wave today - it got up to 30 today LOL It was beautifully sunny out despite the cold temps. Actually the warmer weather started making me think about our trip to Puerto Rico in March and the fact I need to start buying some clothes to take with. I'm not sure if I mentioned it but the man's company is sending the managers and spouses/significant others down for 7 days all inclusive. 2 days are travel days, 3 days they have 1/2 day meetings and then the other 2 days we'll have for sightseeing and such. To sweeten it up even more they're giving us a $1000 room credit to use any way we wish. I was absolutely floored to find out that some actually spend nearly the entire amount on alcohol! I'd rather get a massage and do sightseeing trips then waste that much money on alcohol. I also need to come up with somebody or somewhere to take the dogs. I dread to think what kenneling them for probably 9 days will cost. I've never been separated from them that long. Has anybody been there before? Well my sentences are becoming disjointed so I'd best get some sleep. Stay healthy everybody!

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Jamestown, ND
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2013 :  01:27:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening My Porchies...

Miss Miranda...I was on here earlier and read a couple of posts.
I will keep Josh's father in my prayers. We all hate to hear the "C" Word but God is bigger than even that! Praying for complete healing for him if it is God's will. Also, keeping Josh, you and all other family members in prayer too.

Hi Janet...we were having wind and rain here today. Our weather got up into the high 40's which was nice.

Judy...good for Mama getting out there in the Fresh Air and walking. She was probably feeling cooped-up and just needing a change of scenery.

I told you that I cut my hair myself but then every fourth time or so...I go have it professionally done (for a treat for myself...as I love having someone shampoo my hair for me, that is my favorite part. lol)...and Yes, sometimes...I still need to correct their cuts when I get back home. Hee Hee! That is what happens when you use to cut hair for a living. You get pickie and no one can really do it right. LOL

Cherime...we are so proud of you girl for sticking to your own terms! Good for you!
That new attorney is probably going to find himself with No employees. But that is his tough luck!
Praying for you...I know it won't take you long to find something you will really enjoy.

Teacher Tammy...you just keep clipping those wings as often as you need to.

You were probably sick of Pajama Days after four days. I would have been too.
But I love at least one pajama day per week.
Hope you sleep well tonight dear friend.!!
Sweet Dreams!

Bunny...wowsie girl it sounds like you have a boat load of homework with those classes. We are going to need to throw you a life-preserver a couple times a week...just so you don't drown in all of it. I think your sewing room, your mama and your Porchies are going to get lonely for the next ll weeks.
Don't kill yourself working too hard. Take a break for yourself a couple times a day. Remember ALL work and No Play makes for a dull girl.

Shanda...we are glad that you are back to. That is so neat that you knit those
ruffled scarfs and then sold them to your Church friends.
I have made about four of those. They are so pretty. Nice that you had all the support from friends.

RFM Tammy...wow your work still sounds really hectic and crazy. Are you sure you don't want to go with your old boss? How did her going away party turn out?
Wow...lucky you getting to go to Puerto Rico in March. That sounds like it is going to be a really nice trip. You will have to tell us all about it...when you get back.

Well, girls today was kind of a quiet one.
Went to Barnes and Noble for awhile with DH, then my son Shane wanted me to go with him to look for pictures for his new office. He bought me lunch while we were out. We must have gone to six different stores. Then I came home, took a one hr. nap and then watched Alabama slaughter the Fighting Irish (who didn't do much fighting at all). What a terribly one-sided game. It wasn't even fun to watch.

OK...off to bed it is already one thirty am.

More tomorrow....
hugs,
peggy


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

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

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

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

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Missus Miranda
True Blue Farmgirl

285 Posts

Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
285 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2013 :  07:17:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the prayers... Josh got home and I could tell he'd been crying, or coming close, anyway. He's really torn up over this. I will definitely keep everyone updated. I've only had to deal with cancer in my family twice - at the same time - and it was so difficult. I know I have to be strong for Josh, and I hate to admit that it's kind of hard. I've become close with his father. But, I am doing my best to stay strong and not break down in front of him.

I will let you all know when we hear more. Even if it is cancerous, I have known a few people to make full recovery from that sort of cancer, and I know I must have and keep my faith.

"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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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2013 :  09:41:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miranda, what a painful thing to go through. I will be praying for Josh's Dad. Do keep us updated.
Bunny, your sewing always amazes me. Such talent and skill. I'd LOVE to wear some of your creations.
Cherime, disappointing I'm sure but maybe this is the catalyst that will lead to new and better things for. Proud of you for sticking to your guns. Never give in and never give up.
Judy, you scare me. :) My life long dream is to write. I even took a writing course for children's stories. The instructors always said I was a natural. Just have never actually done anything and had it printed. It's like it has never been the right time. But I have so many stories in my mind rolling around waiting to be released. Maybe someday you'll see my name in print. If you do it will be my maiden name. I decided a long time ago that I would use that name as my writing name. Kimberly D. Hein aka KDH. I also want to write adult books. I'm no Francine Rivers and never think I will be but I have some stories that need to be told. One is my Great Grandmother's. I'm just not ready yet. I'm still learning from life so that I can write her story with the heart it deserves. Maybe Francine and I could team up!! :P Wouldn't that be something, co-writing my Great Grandmother's story with an author of that magnitude. Ah, well all pipe dreams I'm sure.


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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2013 :  10:08:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim, thanks. I am going to take it easy for a bit and see what develops. But the guy has a real control problem and I am glad to be free of it.
On the matter of writing. That is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. I actually have two books I have finished and I had one short story accepted to a magazine that was starting up here which unfortunately closed before the story was published. I have been looking into Smashwords on the internet. With ereaders becoming the big thing there is more and more need for content. I am going to seriously explore this now that I have the time to do so.
Bunny, you do great stuff. I really enjoy seeing what you are producing. I tried some Etsy stuff without success. I suppose that is another thing to work harder on.
Peg, I absolutely was not giving in to his pressure tactics. I do not need the stress at all.
Blessings all I am about to immerse myself in a how too book on smashwords.



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Prairie Gypsy
True Blue Farmgirl

821 Posts

Tammy
Wolford North Dakota
USA
821 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2013 :  8:38:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miranda - Sorry I missed about the cancer issue. How horrible. Will keep you and Josh in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure it's going to be hard on everybody. Seems so many people are getting diagnosed with it recently.

PeggyAnn - Still working on following my director. She just started last week so she has to get the job reopened again and have the board figure out pay, benefits, and all that stuff so they can post it. Just in case that doesn't pan out I am watching the ads for positions. Now that I have QuickBooks experience it should be easier. You are so lucky to have a book store. It's the biggest thing I miss. Not a single book store in town (sigh).

Cherime - Sounds like you have a lot of things you can work on and hopefully several if not all will work out for you. Wishing the best for you.

Sitting here relaxing with a cup of Chocolate Raspberry Truffle tea. I stayed at work until nearly 7 tonight getting the quarterly taxes done. I was so excited when Mary Jane's Glamping book was delivered to the office first thing this morning. I've started having a lot of my stuff delivered right to work. What a way to start the day and know that I could curl up with it after I got home:o) I also received "The Girl's Guide to Camping" from the paperbackbookswap. Lots of camping/glamping reading to do this week. Just took the dogs out and it's almost balmy even though it's about 30 out. There's a breeze that actually feels warm although gusts have been up to 40 mph today. The night sky looks so vivid and crisp and the stars are so bright. I love the sky here - it is so beautiful. We had a small squall this afternoon but fortunately it did nothing more then coat everything. Makes everything pretty and white again lol. Roads were apparently pretty slippery though so I'm glad I didn't have to go anywhere. Tomorrow night I'm attending my first Zonta meeting. Zonta is an international women's group that helps women here and in other countries. If I like what I see and hear then I'll join. At least it will get me out to meet other business women in the area and help me network a little and hopefully make friends. They're having a dinner and some type of presentation so it should be a good night to get an idea what they're about. Both my director and the gaming admin assistant that I work/ed with are members. Well my cup of tea is gone and I need to get some much needed sleep. Night everybody :O)


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

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2013 :  12:21:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow girlies...it is quiet on The Porch today.

Everyone must be getting over those colds and flu.

Today was another lazy day for me. Went to the Bookstore again today with DH.
I would hate to live anywhere with no bookstore. I would go NUTS! I have to
surround myself with them or I would not feel complete. I love books!!!

Then went to my sons office and helped him hang up a picture, two metal art pieces,
and a clock. Now all he needs is one five foot long picture and his office will be
all decorated. It looks so much better already.

Came home and worked on Mail Art. Got that all finished and ready to go out tomorrow.

Now, taking Snickers out for his last time before bed. Then off to read.

Hugs and Joys,
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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britchickny
True Blue Farmgirl

988 Posts

Angie
Avon NY
988 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2013 :  03:02:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning PeggieAnn. Thought i would drop in to the porch and visit. Yes, tons of people here have that awful flu that is making it's rounds. Oh boy,i hope i don't get it. Am already stocked up with soup, advil and Popsicles. (just in case)
Today is my busiest day at work but I look forward to my lunch break when i can sit and read. yes, like you, I MUST have my books! I always told my son,"You can never have too many books or Lego!" Needless to say, he is now 23 and we are still storing the copious amounts of both until he has room in his apartment. he took me at my word. There is a thrift shop in town and I, um, visit every week. I mean seriously, how can I turn down a bag of books for $1! And then of course, i always check out the clothes, vintage stuff, craft bits and bobs. I have yet to leave empty handed.
This weekend all our snow will melt as it will reach a whopping 50 degrees Looking forward to getting a bit of fresh air outside, clean up all the branches that came down when it was windy. But I know it is just a teaser. Spring won't be here until April. (thank goodness i have enough books and knitting to keep me busy until the big thaw

ANGIE
"Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance" JUDE 1:2

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Missus Miranda
True Blue Farmgirl

285 Posts

Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
285 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2013 :  08:23:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ugh.... what a morning. Went to let the dogs out, and they said, "Um... no?" The field is pretty well flooded, and so is part of the yard. It rained non stop last night. And GUESS who left the windows in her truck cracked?? 40 minutes of driving to work in a wet seat... my butt is still wet. I guess that was the one GOOD thing about the naugahyde seats in Daddy's old truck!!

Drove down to the highway to find that the grain silo and processing station is pretty well flooded, too. The owner has a retaining pond that has spilled over and flooded the dirt road to the station, so I dunno how the guys are going to get in and out.

Got a call from Josh that my new puppy, Tessa, had gotten out of the yard and into the field. He said he's not sure how, but there she was. They're staying in the garage, today. When I got home last night, Train was grey. He's a patchwork merle Catahoula, so he's actually mostly white, but they got into the mud and in the blackland prairie, "mud" is black clay.

I'm so exhausted and just having a crap day... I'm looking at my little picture of Chesty Puller (The greatest US Marine to ever live) and reading his quote... "We're surrounded... that simplifies our problem." and trying to remember that worse things have happened.. but geesh!!

We have an iota of news about Pop... not even really about Pop, though. Essentially, we won't know any more till his doctor's appointment... on January 24th. Two weeks??? Really, two and a half. SERIOUSLY!? He's had two strokes, untold mild heart attacks, they know this is cancer, but they can't get him in for two and a half weeks!?

I'm trying to remember, EVER ONWARD (as I have tattooed on my wrists for just such occasions) and trying to stay calm. Hopefully the rain stops tonight and it starts to dry out tomorrow. And, I will remind myself to ignore dummies as much as possible... and to hug the dogs, even though one of them was a very bad girl. (I think she drooled on my bra this morning, too... ugh... I give up)

Mommy needs a vacation.

"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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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

463 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
463 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2013 :  10:47:30 AM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hello all, been reading,reading,reading.WOW! ya'll been through it.. and the best part I read was "But God.." think I heard a sermon on that, was good.

Jim is having a slow go of healing because he can't quit coughing. He went in the hospital with a chest and head cold, but it's lots better. He was having muscle spasms and I told him it was just as if he were pregnant because that's what a woman feels when a baby is moving!He's got an appt with the surgeon on the 14th to make sure everything is as it should be and I sure hope this is the END of this story!

Ok, it's drizzling and I'm solar, so making myself walk on the treadmill to wake up. Sure hope I don't fall asleep on there. lol Have a good day til we meet again. :) love n prayers

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

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2013 :  11:16:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miranda - I LOVE that quote. "We're surrounded.... that simplifies our problem." Wow. Now if I could only get my mind wrapped around that. :) It sounds like your day is dragging you down. Those days when everything piles up are hard to get through. Today in my devotional it was talking about a beautiful moth coming out of its cocoon and what a struggle it was and how long it was taking and the person watching decided to have "mercy" on it and help it out. After doing so she discovered that she had harmed it because the struggle out was what gave the strength to it's wings. The gorgeous moth never flew. I pray that your struggles strengthen your wings.

Two weeks to see someone with cancer and that kind of history is criminal in my mind. Actually it sounds like Obama Care is already kicking in. Soon it will resemble Canadian health care. *shiver*

Angie and Peggy, I'm a bookworm too! And I've passed it on to my spawn!! (she gives a wicked giggle) My daughter at 5 inhales books. And my son at 6 loves to read anything that's interesting to him. He doesn't read the way she does. Not a complete bookworm but he does enjoy it especially if there's anything on it that remotely looks like a dinosaur. :P Right now bedtime stories are the Thornton W. Burgess books. Any of you familiar with those? My Mom had them when she was a kid, then I inherited hers, now my kids have them and we're buying more of them to finish the collection. Jackson especially loves them. I thought it would be Nikole that loved them more but he surprised me. I'm reading them to them. I love reading to my children and who knows how much longer I'll have that honor.

I'm scheming and daydreaming again. I'm a little land barren living on a postage stamp with pipe dreams of having a homestead farm and raising all my livestock. I have Ewey who I need a ram for and maybe a few more ewe friends. I found one place (about 5 hours away) that I might be able to get one or the other from. But money is a problem. Isn't it always? I'm pretty sure some of my goats are bred. Ghiradelli seems a little round as do some of the others but goats have been known to fool me before. :) I've got two nests with baby rabbits in them and I'm breeding Baby Ruth right now. Really looking forward to what that gives me. I wish I had the money to fence off another part of my property for pasture. It would make things so much easier. Be content! Be content!

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

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Missus Miranda
True Blue Farmgirl

285 Posts

Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
285 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2013 :  12:02:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Teehee @ Falling asleep on the treadmill... sounds like something I could do right now.

It's been such a crazy day... I feel like I'm stuck in a dream. A Tim Burton-ish dream. Not bad, but not good, either...

Finally finished making New Account Packets and I'm looking out the window to yet MORE rain. It's supposed to maybe eventually stop sometime late tonight. The poor doggies are going to hate us... At least they have the garage. I'd let them stay in the house, but Train freaks out and eats mini blinds and trim, and Tessa eats whatever she wants.

So far, she has chewed (in the week and a half that we have had her): Two of Josh's shoes (not a matching pair) one of my expensive boots, the sattelite remote, my cell phone (she kinda did me a favor... I hated it, and Josh bought me the one I actually wanted for my birthday), one of my good rubber spatulas, Josh's sunglasses, one of my not-so-good wooden spoons, a kitchen sponge, my bra (luckily it just smells like puppy breath) and my finance record book for the farm. For heaven's sakes! And yes, she has chewies!!

But that's ok because we love baby Tess. She's such a brat with her red fur and glass (blue) eyes. She just looks up like she's so sad...
like "Momma, don'tcha love me no more?" and then starts the pow wow drum with her tail.

Well, ladies, it's gotten busy around the office, so I will close for now. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

"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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Missus Miranda
True Blue Farmgirl

285 Posts

Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
285 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2013 :  12:15:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim, one of my clients is a well respected dentist and he says the crap with the insurance companies was already getting bad back in the Fall! It scares me. I SO agree about the "criminal" thing... It's taken forever to get him on disability, and now that he has ANOTHER medical problem, they seem so... cavalier! Like "Well, two weeks is nothing."

The one thing I can see as a glimmer of hope is that I think a friend's father had something similar and he's doing fine now. But even so, it's so frightening.

I agree about the moth story, though. I know that there's a reason I have to go through this, and I am willing to go through it. I know I have to be strong for Josh, and I am trying my best.

A friend of mine shared a picture the other day I thought you'd all enjoy... for those who don't know, my father was half Black Dutch Cherokee, so this struck me quite powerfully.



"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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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  12:50:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WELCOME Angie...thanks for jumping on the Porch this morning and chatting with me.
Well, you are a girl after my own heart...reading and knitting and crafts!

Miss Miranda...oh my lovely porchie it sounds like you are having a tough go of things. Doesn't it seem like bad news always comes in threes?
Keep us post on Josh's dad in a couple of weeks (how crazy is that?).
We will all be upholding him in prayer.
Your new baby sounds adorably onery!!! LOL You may come home and find all your furniture eaten. LOL
Not funny I know...I went through that with one or two pups.
I think mommy does need a vacation.

Oh, I could NOT deal with all that mud on your property. I hate muck. I would go crazy trying to deal with the animals out in it.

Hang in there girlfriend...things can only go up from here!
I loved your quote!

Patsy...Hi Girl...long time no hear from. So Jim is learning how it feels to be pregnant huh? Poor man! Hope he heals up fast. Keep us posted. I think you could probably use a nice relaxing vacation too...you must be so weary!


Kimberly...How are those birthday plans going girl????

I love that butterfly story. It is so true. The victory is in getting past the struggles. I have never heard of the Thornton W. Burgess books. It is such a blessing to read to children. I really miss it. My youngest son knew how much I missed reading to him (really all the boys) and so, I swear once he hit Jr. High (the first year anyway) we would read books together. He would read a chapter then I would read a chapter. I know he just did it to humor his mother. LOL He had such a tender heart. Still does!
I am glad that your kids are readers.

Oh Miranda...forgot to mention that I loved the Charokee
Proverb too. I am part charokee and part shawshauni and part irish and part english. But I look more Irish with the fair skin and red hair (now grey tho).
I was the most paleface indian I've ever seen. LOL

Well girls, time to go read. Chat more tomorrow.

Hugs and prayers for all,
peggy

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Kimberly
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Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  01:23:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Urgently need prayer!

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

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Judith
Nora Springs IA
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Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  06:21:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm praying for you!

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Miranda
Thrall TX
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Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  07:32:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prayers are being sent to all my sisters, esp. Kim.

Tessa has decided to become an escape artist. She's having to stay in the garage while we're at work until we figure out how she's getting out. Josh thinks she's found a hole in the fence that she's just small enough to get out of. Train is too big to get out now, and normally doesn't try.

The mud is terrible... Im gonna have to do some serious cleaning before our friends come over Saturday night! Josh is taking me dancing for our birthdays, and some of our friends are joining us. My best girlfriend and her husband are going to meet us at our house and we'll all ride out together, so my white linoleum floor's going to need a mopping and I'll have to scrub a few spots of mud out!

Peggy my Daddy was half Black Dutch Cherokee. He was born toe-headed and his hair got darker as he got older. His sisters range from reddish brown hair like mine with pale skin and blue eyes, blonde hair and paler skin and blue eyes, to dark skin and hair and eyes, and their brother has dirty blonde hair, dark skin and the same odd hazel eyes as Daddy. All of them had the same Indian daddy!!

Josh has a friend back in Oklahoma whose wife is half black, half Indian (I don't remember which tribe) and he himself is black. They have a boy that looks JUST like him... but with blonde hair and green eyes! Funny what that Indian blood does, isn't it??

Well, y'all, need to take care of some stuff around the office. We're short staffed today and I'm barely running, myself. Hope you all have a gret day, and Kim, whatever is going on, you are in my prayers.

"I'm not trying to be mean or cantankerous. I just wish people would do the right thing, and use a little common sense." ~ Farmgirl 3535
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Cherime
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Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
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Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  07:50:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim praying

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Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
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Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  08:21:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miranda I do love that proverb.
The perks of not working.
1. The oil furnace has not come on except at night when I did not get up to stoke my little wood stove for 2 days now.
2. Made a great pot of red beans, rhey simmered all day on the wood stove. They were creamy and tender. Yummmmm
3. No lousy early am commute.
Today I will see about putting some flyers out for my paralegal document production sevice.
Blessings all.

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Shanda
Broken Bow OK
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Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  08:28:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
praying Kim...

A couple of very wet days here in my part of the world. We are so far behind on rain, so I'm not complaining a bit!

We had some drama on the homefront. My son has been in a long term relationship with this sweet young lady (3 years) and they were engaged about 4 months ago. Holidays were fine, she spent them with us and was included in our family gift giving and games. New Years was fine. Then this last Sunday, she met with him and broke up. And began a new relationship on Monday, with a friend of my son, that she had been chatting with on the computer. (computer's can be a slippery slope sometime)My boy was hurt and angry, but he his handling himself like a gentleman. And I'm very shocked by her behavior, I wouldn't have thought her capable of such behavior, but like my son said, it was better to find out now instead of a few years into a marriage and have kids involved.Wise Young Man!

Well, I need to get my daughter focused on school, which means I need to focus too.

Hope everyone has a Blessed day...and we all come out of our moth cocoons ready to fly!

Shanda

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Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
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Posted - Jan 10 2013 :  10:15:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shanda, good for your son. Much better now than later.

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