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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2013 :  11:22:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
GOD BLESS AMERICA ~ LAND OF THE FREE ~ HAPPY 4TH OF JULY SISTERS!!!!

NOT DOING MUCH TODAY. GOING TO A FRIENDS ESTATE SALE AND THEN MAYBE THE BOOKSTORE.

STAY SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

BLESSINGS,
PEGGY

Farmgirl #1326
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"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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hour3suns
True Blue Farmgirl

76 Posts

Sharon
Frankfort OH
USA
76 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2013 :  12:01:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]Good to have another Buckeye around here. I don't know where
Frankfort is, but are you loving this cooler weather we're having? Or are you one
of those gals who loves it hot&humid? *giggle*



Hahahahahahaha! I'm a Wolverine stuck in Buckeye land And I am luuuuurving this weather! I'd like to be able to put the patio cushions out and leave them out for more than a day, but I'll take the rain showers we've had over feeding hay in summer, grass not growing, and the garden calling it quits in June. We don't have A/C, so the hot and humid outside would be the hot and humid inside. I'll have to look up where you're at cuz I haven't a clue. Frankfort is in Ross Co., between Washington Court House and Chillicothe.

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2013 :  7:27:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon, we don't have a/c either, which is another reason I'm sayin'~~weeeeeee~~about this cooler, rainy weather! hahahaha
Gonna look you up too! *giggle*

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

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2013 :  10:17:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning all. Sounds like everyone had a nice 4th. I sewed all day and then huddled in bed with the kitties. The fireworks scared them all. Didn't end until well after midnight.

I got a call from the college this week. She said I wasn't picked for the first admin position but she wanted me to apply for the second one. I figured if I applied for one, I applied for both. Anyway, I saw it as a good sigh that she called. I figure they would call if they didn't want me. I really hope I get this job! I also applied for the payroll specialist. I don't think I'll get that as I really don't have any experience. Seems like my college education isn't doing me any good getting a job...at the college. And 12 years of owning my own business doesn't apply at all. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though.

My mom is leaving for Utah next week to visit my sister. It will be nice to have the house to myself. She is also planning on a trip to Calif. to visit her man friend. She says she might not go though. He made a comment about about not wanting any chubby girls around and she took it very personally. I think he was joking. He knows what she looks like. But now her feelings are hurt. He sent her money to buy new tires for her car so she could make the trip. I told her she owes him a visit for that at least.

I am really loving the things I'm sewing right now. There are a few ladies on Etsy making a lot of money doing the same. On is making over $60,000 a year, the other about $20,000 a year. They have almost 100 items in their stores so the exposure is high. I have a long way to go! I can almost do two outfits a day. They are so simple. I just take a women's top and marry it with the bottom of a men's button down shirt. Some are more elaborate where I make the bottom more of a patchwork. But I'm enjoying the process.

Not much else going on.

Peggy, I sure hope Snickers gets his surgery soon. I hate it when our furry kids are in pain. I bet his outings in the stroller are fun for him.

Judy, I continue to pray for your Momma. Stay cool.

Tammy, hope hubby can find work soon. Such scary times we live in. If I thought I could deal with pulling a trailer, I would gladly do it just to know I always have a place to live. But I have never pulled a trailer before. It scares me big time!

I'm a bit jealous of you ladies and your rain. It has been hot here. I would love to live in the rain!

Later all, off to the sewing room.


Bunny

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2013 :  3:48:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, The best part of all these rainy days is Gods Artwork in the sky. The sky isn't just gray all these rainy days....they are a gorgeous mix of swirls and big puff-ball clouds of all shades of gray. Then there's bright blue in tiny spots. It's like living in the Smokey Mts. with different cloud patterns every day. Then light breaks thru here and there. Then the sun pops out for about 20 minutes. It's just awe-inspiring. Makes me want to get my charcoals out and try and capture it on paper. *giggle*
Thank You God!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you...but it is on my list!"

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country treasure
True Blue Farmgirl

452 Posts

judy
SK
Canada
452 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2013 :  8:48:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening Ladies!
OOOOOOOH rain! We can smell it all around us but nothing for us & we really need it BAD!! Send any extra up this way, Please! The house has finally starting to cool off which is so nice!

Ladies, I want to publicly THANK Peggy for her generous & loving gifts she handmade for me! What a surprise to meet the mail truck & find a "HUG"! I told Red (nickname we gave Peggy) I was completely covered in swamp grass & cow crap wearing my gum boots, dirty work jeans & trying to hide under a John Deere hat & not scare the poor PO lady(AGAIN) toooo bad (remind to take her cookies for her shock today....LOL) when a whole box of love arrived! Red completely out did herself with her talents of sewing, knitting, creativity & soooo much more!
Red, you blew me away & yep, tears were flowing today! Sometimes out here in the middle of nowhere working with livestock all day it's easy to forget the "girly" side of life & Red rode in to save me! LOL
The BEST part was the shawl she made & her bible group prayed over it just for me! Words are too little for the special thoughts that brings! I sure can use ALL the prayers I can get!

I hope all of you are having a summer & keeping cool! THANKS for the friendship & thinking of you all!
Smiles for now Judy



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Ladybek9756
True Blue Farmgirl

881 Posts

Rebecca
Linneus Maine
USA
881 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2013 :  06:48:24 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Ladybek9756's MSN Messenger address  Send Ladybek9756 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Tammy sorry to hear about Matt's work. I know when my husband lost his job at the church, it was devastating to say the least. He didn't see it coming. At least you have some prep time before that happens. Hopefully he will find another job before it is too late.

Bunny, hang in there girl. I am sure the right job will come along. You know the old saying that what does not kill us will make us stronger. Have faith that God is in control and he has your best interests at heart. It will come. Of course, it is his timing and not ours and while we are in the mist of the battle, it would be nice if he would hurry up. Just keep an stiff upper chin. Have FAITH above all. That is what he wants from you, at least that is what I feel when I pray for you.

Peggy, it is so nice to spend time with the family. Sorry to hear about the wait for your Snickers. But soon he will be back to normal. When I went in to buy my stroller, it was for my cat. We did not have a dog at the time. I left the pet store with a new puppy and no stroller. Had to go back and buy the stroller the next day. We now have a double decker stroller for our two cats and our dog walks beside the stroller. We make it a family affair when we go for our walks today. People always think we have a baby in the stroller and laugh when they see that is only cats.

Sharon, I read about your dog biscuits. I have a recipe for cookies that my In-Laws call dog biscuits. Are they for dogs? If so do you have a recipe? I would love to make them for my little Angel.

It has been raining for the past week. We started on our plot and only finished 2/3s of it before the rain came. Since then we have not been able to get back out there for all the thunderstorms we have had. My husband is getting antsy about getting back and finishing the job so that we can plant our crops. In the comment about Florida being hot and humid and not wanting to live here, believe me I can relate to that. I can't wait until we leave. We are only here until I graduate from college and then we shall be moving to the state that we will be calling home. Don't know where that will be yet. I am a list maker and working on narrowing it down and have ten states on my list to research and hopefully will narrow that list down to five by the end of the year. I only have 2 1/2 years left to make the decision and that is now very long.
Well I had better get back to work. I am going to make a Birch Noel this weekend. I'll bring it buy for all of you to try. Until then, have a great weekend.
Becky

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2013 :  11:30:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi My Porchies...

Bunny...praying about the College Job for you.
I am hoping Snickers gets in sometime this next week for Surgery.
The Vet said he would even come in on his day off to do it.

Yesterday I walked with a friend. I had to get on my walking shoes so I told her I would put Snickers in the stroller once I got my shoes on. I come out and Snickers was already in it (and he usually doesn't allow other people to pick him up). I asked her how she got him in there and she said that she just started unzipping it and he jumped up to get in, so she helped him. LOL I think he loves that stroller...a free ride...is good any ol'
day. No work on his part...he's no dummy.

HB55 Judy...you should get those charcoles out girl and capture those skys. We have had the coolest cloud formations this summer too. It is such a mix of various clouds all in one sky at one time...in can be absolutely breath-taking.

Judy My Treasure...you are right just feed the PO Lady and she won't care what you look like. LOL. I just cannot get over how quickly that pkg got to you this time. Last time it was an entire month...this time mere days. Hope you got my email last night! And the amazing thing for me in that little surprise box was that I didn't tell you anything was coming. Of coarse you notice I have NOT emailed you for a couple weeks either...that's the only way I could keep my mouth shut. LOL
Hope you enjoyed it all dear heart.

Becky...Can't believe that someone else besides me has a Pet Stroller. LOL I get those same kind of looks from people when I Stroll Snickers....people think...oooh, look at the little grey haired grandma pushing her granchild in a stroller...then they notice it's a dog and they look up and give me the funniest looks. Like...have you completely lost your mind lady?
OK Becky you have me curious...what are your top five State picks so far?
And what in the world is a Birch Noel? I'm thinking it is some kind of Christmas Decore and then you say you will bring it by so we can try some of it...now I am really confused. Granted it doesn't take much to get me there these days but geash!

OK Ladies, off to wake up DH...he is getting more sleep than me and I am jealous!!! It is after all 11:30 am and the day is passing us by. Don't know what we will do but something I'm sure.
I spent all day yesterday washing sheets, bedding, and living room throws.
So, I don't feel like working today.

Have a good one and I will check back in here later.

BIG HUGS!,
Peggy (Red)

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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Ladybek9756
True Blue Farmgirl

881 Posts

Rebecca
Linneus Maine
USA
881 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2013 :  1:14:42 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Ladybek9756's MSN Messenger address  Send Ladybek9756 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Peggy, The top five are as follows:
1. Idaho
2. Colorado
3. Nevada/California
4.North Carolina
5. Tennessee
6. New York (Syracuse area) This is because Paul has cousins/aunts & uncles living there.
As to your other question of what is a Birch Noel. It is a French rich chocolate genoise with white-chocolate mousse desert. It is shaped like a log with added woodland appeal. I will take a picture and post it so you can see it when I complete. Now remember this is a very fancy desert and my first try at it. I have until the Christmas holidays to master this desert as we are traveling to New York for Christmas and I wanted to take it with me.
Becky

My Blog: farmgirlmuse.blogspot.com
May the stars carry your sadness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, and may hope forever wipe away your tears.

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2013 :  4:34:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Becky, FYI California has a really high sales tax now. It is about 9% state wide. Yearly car registration is really expensive! My 1998 truck cost me $350 a year to register. Add income tax and property tax, not counting how expensive everything is anyway and California is a really expensive place to live. Just an example, my son just found a 3 bed 1 bathroom house for rent.. $1800 a month. That was really cheap for a house. Typical cost would be about $2300 a month in the SFO Bay area and this is in Livermore. A studio apartment was going to cost him $1200 a month and not a nice one.
Just saying.....

Bunny

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Ladybek9756
True Blue Farmgirl

881 Posts

Rebecca
Linneus Maine
USA
881 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2013 :  5:11:43 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Ladybek9756's MSN Messenger address  Send Ladybek9756 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Bunny,
I know how expensive California is. I am looking at Reno, NV right on the California border. Not to actually live in California. Although there is one area that I fell in love with. However, living in Nevada and being close to that would be just as good. Like I said, we are looking at those places. I know the taxes, crime rate, cost of living etc. of each state. What I am looking for is a certain type of town. If I can't find it in the states that would best suit my needs, then I am willing to look at the states that may be costly in the other areas. I am not looking for a big city as much as a very small community that is within 2 hours of a major city. Believe me I am still considering many factors before I decide. The truth being told, it really doesn't matter what state or area, you are going to have some things that are disagreeable. The best you can hope for is to find that one place that fits your lifestyle and heart the most. California is on the list because of one such town. I am trying to find one to match that one some place else. Still looking and thankfully I still have time. Thanks for the information. I once lived out west so I know the cost factors involved. Paul and I are still trying to find that one place that fits our needs.
Becky

My Blog: farmgirlmuse.blogspot.com
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2013 :  8:03:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Becky, what town in Calif. are you looking at.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2013 :  12:17:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Evening My Porchies...

Well, I just joined Judy and Patsy in Farmgirls whose Mother has cancer club. I talked to my mom today and
she told me that she is going into Surgery this Friday for Breast Cancer. She had breast cancer 12 yrs.
ago...but this time it is in her other breast. I don't know if that ups your chance of not making it
or what. I feel terrible for her as she has had a really tough year with her fall down her basement
stairs backwards and being in the Hospital for 3 wks with that, and Monday is the 1 yr. anniversary of
My little sister dying...so that is difficult on mom (me too). If my mom dies from this cancer...
it will just be me left in my family. 4 people in 12 years gone...wow that is just too much! But at least
I know they all gave their lives to the Lord. That gives me great comfort. I love my mom and I don't wish
this on her for anything...but I am not close to her emotionally...so then I have guilt over that. This
is going to be a tough one girls. I would covet your prayers.

I am going to leave it at that tonight.

Becky thanks for sharing your places to move to. I think Idaho is a beautiful State. Sorry, Becky and Bunny but I really dislike California. The only parts of California I could ever enjoy living in would
be the Coastal Communities. I Loved San Clemente and Santa Barbara. My Brother in law lives in North
Carolina and they just love it there. Well,Becky good luck on pinning down your own little piece of Paradise. I live in mine and
just love it!

Night Girls,
Peggy


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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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Ladybek9756
True Blue Farmgirl

881 Posts

Rebecca
Linneus Maine
USA
881 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2013 :  09:19:34 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Ladybek9756's MSN Messenger address  Send Ladybek9756 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Peggy sorry to hear about your mother. I will keep you in my prayers.

Bunny, the town is Nevada City. I have lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, and been to a lot of the northern areas of California when I lived in Reno, NV. I have lived in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, South Dakota, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Tennessee, Kentucky, California, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and Missouri. I have seen quite a bit of the USA. While some of the places were better than others, the one thing I realize is that no place will be perfect. So I am looking for a place that when I arrive to visit will say your home and this is where you should hang your hat. So that is why the research so far has taken me 3 years to compile together. I started out with 35 states and have narrow them down to just 10. I know about taxes, crime rates, cost of living, housing costs, farmland available, government issues for the state only. The remaining 10 survived because of either I have been there and still love the state as in California, Nevada and Tennessee. But only in certain areas. So now I am putting together what Paul and I want from a place, the size of the town, closeness to a big city, type of people, weather, and a general overall sense of our personalities.
Becky

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2013 :  09:49:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, so sorry about your mom. I'm sure if she caught it early enough she will be fine. Besides she is too cranky to go just yet....right? I bet she is a fighter.

Becky, I love Nevada City. Such a nice little town and I love the downtown area. I had a friend whose father had property on the outskirts there. I agree about the coast but talk about expensive! I have looked in the Sebastopol area and really like it there too.
Peggy, as expensive as Calif is...it is home. As long as my kids are there I don't think I'll end up anywhere else.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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Prairie Gypsy
True Blue Farmgirl

821 Posts

Tammy
Wolford North Dakota
USA
821 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2013 :  5:15:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Afternoon ladies. Finally had a day off - worked 5 days straight between days off and one of those was an 11 hour day (ugg). Store manager asked if I'd come in for a couple hours today. Told him I'd think about it and decided not to. Sometimes we need our days off!
I also needed to clean the house - the dogs have been blowing coat all over the place and it seriously needed a thorough vacuuming. Menu planning for the next week is done. I'll admit though I did a lot of computer reading time today too :O)

Well the man has decided he's going to fight for his job. I'm not sure how I'm feeling about it. Seriously have concerns about this supposed "awesome" family company. He did find out that they did the same thing at another store out in Dickenson although the guy out there wasn't given any warning and found out when they posted his job. We'll see what happens. Oh, Kelly Services did call me and left a message since I was at work. Hopefully I can a hold of her tomorrow and I'm hoping for a job interview. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

My mom emailed me yesterday and she's informed my brother and his wife that she isn't happy living with them and wants to move back to Indiana. They'd told her that she didn't have to pay the $200 monthly rent they were charging her (for a bedroom only!) for the summer since she was expected to commute their daughters to all their summer events with her car and gas then turned around last week and informed her that she was going to have to pay the monthly rent anyway. She only gets social security so she's on a really tight income. They promised her 2 years ago when she moved in they'd finish the basement and she'd have an apartment down there. They finally did it this spring/summer and she moved down there 2 weeks ago BUT as it got close to being finished they filled her refrigerator with beer and Popsicles and every time they've had people over they send the girls/kids down to what is supposed to be her space and then informed her they were putting one of the girl's drum set in what she thought was supposed to be her living room. The final straw was my brother informing her this week that "they" don't think she should go to my uncle's (her brother) in August to visit in August, that she needs to put the money away to pay for a nursing home. It's been a bad situation from the start and I said from the time she told me she was going to do it that it wouldn't work especially since she's never gotten along well with his wife or her family. So now she's hinting about me donating money for her to move as if I have any extra money. It's also one of those tough love situations - even if I had money I could give her I wouldn't because she gets ideas in her head and never thinks about the consequences and then expects everybody to bail her out. Dealing with her unfortunately can stress me and I shouldn't let her.

PeggyAnn - so sorry about your mother getting cancer again. It's got to be extremely hard at her age to deal with the side effects and the decision on how to treat it. Keeping Snickers in my thoughts and prayers too. It was so thoughtful of you sending that surprise package to Judy! I need to do that more often myself.


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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2013 :  6:05:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello ladies,
I am back from my trip. Oh my so much crammed into a week. But I was excited to see God at work in those teen hearts. I did visit the Alamo and many things. San Antonio has quite a history. I have pictures to sort so I can have them put in a book and share with yall. So fun but boy was I ready to come home. I spent my anniversary away from hubby but we are going to celebrate this week some time. My pup Jax flew into my arms when I got home. Today he has not let me out of his site...he was so excited. I was afraid he would forget me.

Peggy hope Snickers gets surgery soon and so sorry for your mom. I will pray.

Judy keeping your mom in prayer too.

Sharon welcome to the porch

Well ladies I am tired 18 hours on a bus is not my cup of tea so I am going to have some tea and stretch out on the couch. Just wanted to stop in as I missed yall terribly this week.
love to you all
Tammy

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2013 :  6:23:10 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry I have been MIA. It is BUSY! My car had to have a TON of repairs last week and it still needs more :(. The weather has been fairly mild considering it is July. I don't think it got above 80 on the 4th (usually it is well above 90)!

I got my tea! That Mint Verbena is perhaps the BEST tea I have ever had! I may order some!!!

Another busy week ahead. I have an apron for a swap to put together, also one for my daughter, 4h to help finish up by Friday, more produce coming out my ears to make plans for, cleaning, yada yada... oh boy!

Wow. So sorry there is such hardships going around. Prayers and hugs!

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2013 :  8:04:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy, I'm working on the tea swap list. I want to make sure I include everyone. I have 9 not including myself. Is that right?

Bunny

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hour3suns
True Blue Farmgirl

76 Posts

Sharon
Frankfort OH
USA
76 Posts

Posted - Jul 08 2013 :  04:43:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Becky, I'll happily share dog biscuit recipes. They're not mine ;-) And if they were, I'd share anyway.

This weekend was an awesome one! Hon came back from Boy Scout camp with Young'un and Kid. Eldest and I stayed back this past week and bored each other out of our skulls. Saturday I missed the Farmers Market. Had to take two sick lambs to the vet, where they have stayed a few nights, and I'll be picking them up in the morning. We're having a heck of a time here with Barberpole Worms this year and have found wormers we've used to be resistant.

On a positive note, I finished my herb garden. Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy! Yesterday I spent a good 8 hrs out there getting it done. Now I keep looking out the window at it - sort of like when I paint a room and have to keep walking by.

Tomorrow is a big day for us. Hon and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Where in the world did the time go! We're having a BBQ on Saturday to celebrate. If you're in the area, come on over! Noting fancy - hot dogs, hamburgers...you know, BBQ-type stuff and casual.

Oh, man oh man, a tea swap? That sounds lovely! We have a gal at the Market that makes teas and they are fantabulous! My favorite is her Bourbon Roibus (probably butchered that spelling) - and it has no bourbon in it, but it is wonderful.

Smiling & Waving,
Sharon

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Posted - Jul 08 2013 :  2:20:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello girls....well, Mama's blood count was still low today. So now we are trying for next Monday. But on a cheerful note, we called DH from the road and had him meet us at a local eatery for breakfast before he went to work. Mama ate really well.
Darlene, after careful consideration, I do believe they gave my Mom Neulasta when she was in the hospital. Had to really think about that for awhile. Had to recall all the questions I had asked the nurse every time she came with another med.
Peggy, so sorry to hear about your mom. And YES, that is way too many people to lose in just a few short years. (((HUGS))) girl!
Praying for all of these problems, heartaches, stresses and anxieties! Trudging onward Ladies!
Bunny, yes, 9 "TeaBags" plus you! *giggle*
Alicia, hello *waves* I was just thinking about you and wondering if you had got lost. heehee DON'T DO IT!!! Peg will send out the posse after you. hahahahaha
Don't you just hate cars. It's a love/hate (thang). Gotta have 'em...wanna shoot 'em! *giggle*
Sharon, I love the Rooibos teas. But I have to say, I've never tried a Bourbon Rooibos...hmmmm....gonna look that one up! heehee
HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY to you and yours! In this day and age that's really something to celebrate!
I know what you mean by walking past a newly painted room after it's been painted. I do that too! hahaha
Sorry about your poor little lambs. We keep hearing about more and more sickness that's becoming resistant to what use to work. Scary!
Thank you Gals for all the Prayers sent up for my Sweet Mama. You're the best! She thanks you for the cards of cheer and well-wishes too!

Oh....here's a giggle for you...Mama gave me some books to add to my bookshelf. So I had to rearrange a lot of them. During my shuffle I found a Chocolate-peppermint candy bar that I had put there on-end among the novels to "Forget" and "Surprise" myself with some day in the future. I think I bought it around Christmas. With all the sweets around me...I didn't need it then. So "SURPRISE"! It worked! I was all tickled to find it! Old age is fun sometimes isn't it??
(told you you'd giggle) hahahaha


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Posted - Jul 09 2013 :  12:21:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello My Porchies...

Appreciate everyones prayers for my Mom.

Bunny...you are right she is fiesty and a fighter. I pray that carries her through this second bout.
I can't wait to see some of your newest creations. Post pictures when you can.

RFM Tammy...wow, I don't know how your mom can put up living with your brother and his wife. That sounds stressful
with the continued changes that occur in their arrangement.

We found out today that Snickers goes into the Vet Clinic on Thursday Evening and is operated on...early Friday. And then we can pick him up on Saturday if all looks good. We will be happy when it is all over for him.

Tea Lady Tammy ...I bet you are pooped out after that trip. Hope your Fibro was not flaring while you were gone. 18 hrs on a bus sounds like pain personified to me. You are a brave woman!!

Alicia...the Posse was rounding up...but you got back here just in the nick of time. LOL
Cars are a pain in the patootie. I liked Judy's "wanna shoot em" comment. So True!

Sharon...do you see us all standing up on the Porch smiling and waving back at ya Girl??? Happy 25th Anniversary!
Wow...Bourbon Tea...sounds like it would be worth a try.
Glad you got your Herb Garden done.
Joining you in The Happy Joy-Joy Dance!!!
I planted my herbs in small containers in my kitchen window and they are just a spindly mess. I should have done them outside again. Next Year!

Judy...LOL I almost wished you Happy 25th Anniversary.
That was Sharon...brother I am brain dead tonight.
I hope your Mama's blood count gets to where it needs to be.

Hey, since you found that candy bar...and you don't like Chocolate that much you should have sent it to me. LOL I can't say that I don't still crave chocolate...even though I am eating more healthy and I eat less of it...I still would love to find myself locked in a Vault full of Chocolate most days.

Not much else going on. Quiet on the home front. BUT youngest son had a heart to heart with his dad...and yesterday my husband did dishes, took out the trash and took the dog out 3 times. But he seems to be over it today!!!! LOL Men!

Nightie Night Girls,
Peggy

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Posted - Jul 09 2013 :  12:05:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, mom bailed on her trip to Utah. Typical. Used the "I have a bad feeling I shouldn't go" excuse. She does this every time she plans a trip. We all have come to expect it. I'm not liking her very much right now. I really REALLY needed a break from her!

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Posted - Jul 09 2013 :  12:11:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the anniversary wishes! It's hard to imagine it's been this long. Why seems like just yetersday...nah, just kidding...although it doesn't seem like 25 years.

I've been spending the day cleaning up in the kitchen. How the hang can it take so long to clean a kitchen? Oh yeah, lazy kids is why. I'm shocked and amazed that I cleaned windows. Maybe I'll clean them again in 25 years ;-) Ok, so I cleaned 5...and there's 23 more to go if I were doing them all, but that's not going to happen any time soon. It is nice to see out a clean window to the herb garden, though.

I Skyped with a gal friend in Colorado last night to show it to her. I want to show it off, I worked so hard, but there hasn't been anyone to show, so I figured that was one way to do it. That Skype is a weirdly amazing thing. The kids put it on my cell phone so I could do some walking around the yard and Skype the lambs to our youngest nieces.

Hiding candy around here won't help me unless someone else does the hiding. Then again, they'd probably end up eating it, too. I'm a genuine grade a choc-a-cholic. I've tried putting it back and leaving it alone, but it just calls to me, taunting, and I swear screaming some times if I don't eat it...and I just can't let that happen.

Peggy, I will keep Snickers in my prayers on the upcoming surgery day.

The lambs are plugging along. They seem a bit better having gotten back home. The ram lamb ended up needing a blood transfusion before they left because he had gotten worse. I am hopeful their health will improve.

Back to cleaning...cuz if I sit too long I'll go into procrastination mode, which just makes me think of all the junk I need to clean up for Sat's BBQ, instead of getting it done.

Smiling & Waving,
Sharon

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Posted - Jul 11 2013 :  12:18:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny...so sorry that your mom baled out on her trip. I bet you were really looking forward to
some "Be good to have sometime to Myself" time. Did she cancel both of her trips or just one?

I had to get up this morning and get myself to my Eye Appointment. My Dr. bugs me because she
always wants me to get all these extra tests done on my eyes...which Medicare won't cover all of
and it ends up costing me several hundred dollars out of pocket...so, today I put my foot down and
said, "No, I can't afford it and there has been no major change in my vision since last time we
did these." Except I have a cataract that is getting worse...but not enough to have surgery on.

Well, I talked to my mom today and she seemed in pretty good spirits about her surgery on Friday.
So, that made me feel better. She is leaning on the Lord and I am happy about that.

I took my little Snickers for his last stroll in his pet stroller before he goes into Surgery tomorrow.
Man he just loves that stroller! He gets so excited even to just ride. He is like a little kid.
While Snickers and I walked, DH and youngest son went to the Gym to work out. Hope they keep that
up as they both need it. Youngest son needs it to decompress from his busy job besides he needs to lose
a few lbs too.

Today I had to have my Smartphone Reset back to Factory Condition....and I backed it all up, but for
awhile I still thought I lost it all. It all seemed to come back in stages over 3 or 4 hours. Nearly
gave me a heart attack. But all is well now. I want to get a new phone but I'm not eligible for an
upgrade until October. Bummer!!! But, time goes so quickly these days, I know it will be Oct be for I
blink an eye.

Well, girlies...I'm tired...so, I'm off until tomorrow.

Sweetest Dreams My Lovelies,
Peggy

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