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cranberryrose55
Farmgirl in Training

48 Posts

Jan
San Jose California
48 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2012 :  2:55:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi you all,
Stumbled onto this thread, and Laughed so hard due to zipline rides Ahhhhh and disintegrating shoes! My oldest daughter and I like Amy Steward's, Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, and the first episode of Rosemary and Thyme refers to a plant featured in this book. Friends who are not into plants liked the book and bought their own copies.
If you like mysteries,
once you start watching Rosemary and Thyme, you want to see them ALL, you can't just do one.

A servant is one who gets excited about making somebody else successful!
anonymous
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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2012 :  3:35:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cranberryrose - welcome. You are going to love this sight. If you have a good sense of humor, love meeting new people, and are willing to share your life with us then you are going to love it here. I like first names. Is yours Jan?

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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2012 :  4:13:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Jan! Welcome aboard. We have more fun on this forum than anybody, anywhere. I'm in Cupertino. Where abouts in SJ are you? Glad you enjoyed our virtual vacation in Rio. We climbed in the steamer trunk on page 171. Did you read the whole thing? A blast! And some naughty ladies (I use the term "ladies" loosely) stirred the pot.

I have so much to say and it will have to wait until tomorrow as we have company coming in an hour and I still have to clear off this d/r table ... I'll probably push it all into a clothes basket so I can pile it on again tomorrow. But, that aside, I have to shampoo, shower and dress as we are going out for dinner.

Oh by the way, I passed my blood test and my EKG test. I'm good to go next Friday!

Love the crocheted flower, Bunny! And I saw Rosemary and Thyme in the Acorn catalog, Judy. I bought Doc Martin already and we have about finished everything in his series. Rosemary & Thyme are next ... are they on Netflix or online? I haven't checked yet.

Thelma, I wouldn't be very good at weight watchers. I'm a maverick, I'm afraid. But, I have been eating Cheerios for breakfast and lunch (with 1/2 a banana). Lost 3 lbs this week.

Later "ladies." Love ya all - and Penny, you go girlfriend! We're all rootin' fer ya.

Sister #3284 - on her Tippie Toes - oxox, Darlys

Chocolate Kisses ...

That is the best ... to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2012 :  4:53:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

My son who lives in Jerseyville was living in St Louis with his girlfriend. Her parents lived in Jerseyville. They moved to a retirement home on Lake of the Ozarks. (would that be right?) His gf brother was living in the house and going to school and asked them to come and live with him to help him with expenses. So, they did. I think my son does not really like living in Jerseyville. I think he prefers the citylife. We will see over time how it goes. I need to call my sister and find out if she intends to come to Vermont this summer. I will tell her she can pick you up. She does have a husband but he is a nice guy and has a good sense of humor.

I do like Bunny's crocheted flower. it is bright and cheery.

I like the Vicar of Dibbly on British TV and I like the one with the old man who pretends he is crazy when his son is around and there is an old woman, Diana who was a reporter before she retired. I do miss watching British comedy it would be a reason to start watching television again.

Today was sunny and in the high twenties. It must have been a gift because tonight it is supposed to rain and snow and ice so the roads will be nasty tomorrow morning for communting to work adn school.

Glenda, Sending out a call hoping you are coping.

Any one here from Brenda? or Susan? or Judith? or Deb?

Sweet dreams everyone.

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2012 :  9:43:59 PM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi all...I have a busy day tomorrow, I want to get the crochet bunny finished tomorrow for my friends baby...

Thelma, they named her Gwendolyn Grace...I call her GiGi...he he...which is ok with her Mama...her Mama asked if it would be ok if GiGi called me Nana Penny? I jumped for joy...... I'm sorry that your son chews...but so glad that he is 16 yrs sober...that is something to be so proud of...good for him...I can't wait till the day I say I'm 16 yrs not smoking...lol...but today is day 17 so hey, I'm on my way...right? I made an apron when I first joined MJF and it just hangs on the hook, I think I might start wearing it...I really do like it...

Jan (CA) Welcome, you will love it here...glad you got to read about our vacation to RIO...we did have fun...and pay that Darlys no attention....ooopps guess she is right tho....ladies doesn't exactly fit us....hush...don't tell the DH's

Daryls, hope you enjoy your Supper out...and I finally came to the decision that I won't put everything away just to have to drag it back out again...tooo much trouble...I just let people know that I'm working on crafts, excuse the mess...lol...guess my Momma has really rubbed off on me...she used to say things like that...

It has been a rough week for me this week...the 23rd was my Mom and Stepdads Anniversary, 24th Momma's birthday(she would have been 76 this year) and the 25th was the day my stepdad died in 94...so..what a week...but I'm so glad to have all of you to keep me smiling....thanks for being here.

Holly, stay warm up there...it is raining here and suppose to get cold next week but so far it has been in the 50's and 60's this week almost 70 today...

Jumping up and down and twirling around.....my baby boy is moving back to SC...(2 hours from me)...he will be back tomorrow from MI....I can't believe he only lasted a few months there...I thought when he came home at Christmas, that he wouldn't make it there long...but one good thing has come of it...he was offered a new job with a new company where he will be making more money...and still driving tractor trailers....but the difference now is he will be gone all week and home on weekends, where before he was home everyday...he did short runs....my only hope for him is that he is happy....

Ok...off I go to stuff that bear...lol...have a great night

(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

Farmgirl Sister #3343

God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...

http://ourgeorgiafarm.blogspot.com

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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  05:29:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone!

Oh Darlys, isn't the table the best place to do anything! I rarely have ours cleared either...

Penny, Congratulations on becoming Nana Penny to gorgeous Gigi. I love that you have your own special moniker for her! That really is an honor for your friend to want you to hold that special title in her daughter's life. Shows how truly wonderful you are!! And she will have a smokeless Nana, lucky little girl! Keep up the good work. I can''t imagine how difficult it must be to break such a habit.

Jan, Welcome! San Jose is a huge area, but it still seems like a small world because I have my BF from HS who lives there. Her husband is in computers -- does it seem like everyone is involved in the computer industry there?

Tomorrow is DH birthday. I got him YET another wedding ring. Here is the saga... Our original wedding bands are 14k 8mm wide plain yellow gold. He started to get what he lovingly referred to as "ring rot" under the ring from water, soap and yuck trapped under the ring. So, about 10 years ago I got him a titanium ring that was only 6mm wide. Lately, the same thing has been happening. So, I ordered a (ladies - don't tell) 4mm wide titanium ring for him. I hope it still looks masculine enough even though it is that narrow. And heaven help me if he sees that I had to order a ladies to get it that narrow. Other jewelry sites offered even narrower rings in their men collections, but the place I decided to order from didn't.

tonight he and our daughter are going to a hockey game. So I will bake and decorate. I never had a birthday party or homemade cake for my birthday growing up so I always have to make a big deal out of everyone's birthday...even when it's their 56th one!

Have a great day everyone.
Marianne
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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  05:53:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning.

Patty I remember going with my grandma to the place where she picked out her chicken and watching it get get it neck wrung, plucked and butchered. I actually think that little lady could have done it herself. She never batted an eye. I remember those chickens hanging upside down and thinking how funny they looked.
Your mom sounds like one great lady!

Penny Keep going... you are doing so wonderfully. You can be so proud of yourself.
I like the name Gwendolyn Grace. and Gigi is such a cute name to call her. When my son named his oldest daughter Gwendolyn I wondered why he chose that name. His wife is named Wendy so they chose Gwendolyn after her. It seems that many people are going back to using older names right now like Hannah, Emma, and Abigail.

Bunny your flower is so pretty. It is going to look so good with others and I do think you could sell those. The colors are so bright and pretty.
It took me so long to get control of my weight and I am still 10 or 15 lbs overweight. I had to give up wheat and wheat products like bread and spagetti before I could lose any weight permanently. It was/is so hard. Just the aroma of a bakery makes me want to eat the stuff. It is one of the hardest things I ever had to do.

Thelma I am so messy in the kitchen I have to wear a full apron. I used to go without one and ruined more shirts and dresses. After learning the hard way I have a lot of them.
My DD never wears one but when she gets to my age maybe she will have to. Well, she doesn't cook as much as I do either.

Hi Jan, Welcome. Love it that you found us. We are the best and lots of fun. Join right in.

My in-laws will be celebrating their 67 wedding anniversary tomorrow. He is 93 years old and she will be 94 on Feb. 4th. They still live in their little house where they raised 5 kids. The house has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, small kitchen and no dining room. I laugh when I go there and see how small that place is and crowded it must have been. We all made do then, didn't we?

Darlys you have described us well....and we had so much fun on that trip. Holly did so well. And the trunk was just the right size....so roomy.
I'm glad your tests came out well and you are okay to go next week.

Praying for you all.

Hugs,

Nancy

Farmgirl Sister #2301

Never underestimate the power of a cozy warm cup of tea.

Be truly glad!There is wonderful joy ahead. 1 Peter 1:6
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  06:25:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everybody and good morning. I came back to my home Mason yesterday afternoon and will leave again this aftenoon. My life has taken new twists and turns.

First of all, Darlys, we are circling the wagons for you in prayer for your surgery next Friday. I wrote you an email last night but was so tired I read it over and it didn't really make sense so I will redo it this morning after I get this cup of coffee down, maybe my brain will kick in but I'm not counting on it. I've been trying to make do with the iphone but still have a way to go before I can do email well. These things are set up to react to heat from your fingers so you can't use a stylus or fingernail to hit the keys and I nearly always hit the key next to the one i meant to hit and have to do it over, it takes forever to get a message written. right now I have my laptop so you are subjected to a longer email

Also I have not had a chance to read all the back pages but it looks like you gals had a fun virtual trip which I hate I missed but next time hopefully I can go. I will teach you gals a few things about pool boys.

My brother had his second chemo on Wed and he sailed right through it. It takes all day and he is worn out when it is finished and last time he was sick for 2 weeks afterwards. His second round was put off a week because he was too weak and sick (down to under 95 lbs. Then we got the terrible diharrea stopped, and he gained up to almost 99 lbs, so he got his chemo, and did not get sick from it. It is nothing short of a miracle, born of many prayers, I suspect. My sister who lives nearby, has moved into his house and she is going to just live there and go back and forth to her house. She has grown up and matured a lot and she loves her brother, so she is really stepping up to the plate, which pleases me no end. I, on the other hand, have been sick as a dog and went for CT scans, sonagrams, etc. and they found I have a cyst near my ovary and require surgery asap. So I am headed to Austin today to see the specialist on Monday and hopefully schedule the surgery then. We had a scary few days to hear if it was benign or not, given the strong cancer gene running in our family and my symptoms. I have no one out here in Mason to care for me so I am going to Austin and my sweet Ed is going to see me through it. Otherwise my daughter would have to take off work and I don't want that. Also my mom had had another cancer scare which turned out she was okay. They had seen a shadow on her pancreas but further tests showed nothing there. My first cousin was diagnosed with bone cancer about the same time my brother was diagnosed. So, we are taking things a day at a time and appreciate all the prayers, and feel we are receiving blessings that some of our terrible issues are taking a turn for the better. We have found out that the doctor who called my brother in the beginning and told him he had little to no chance of making it was not a doctor from MD Anderson, it was his personal physician who had taken the biopsy and learned he had the cancer to begin with. He called my brother at 10 o'clock on a Friday night to deliver that horrible news and so of course he gave up. My sister and I both talked with him a lot about fighting it, and now he is glad he decided to do it. MD Anderson is an amazing place and they do some amazing things. While he still has a "slim chance" it is still a chance and he is fighting it with all his might. My sister told me he was doing it for us, because he didn't want to let us down, but now he believes and he is fighting it for himself as well. I do at this point believe he can make it, although speaking to the VA officials I have been told that the Viet Nam vets who were exposed to Agent Orange have a mortaliy rate much higher than any other group of people, most of them dying in their 50's and 60's and throat cancer is one of the recognized diseases caused by agent orange. the fact that he smoked sure didn't help any. He was a medic on the ground for a year and he said not many of the medics made it out of the war because they were constantly on the front lines tending to the wounded. For years these vets got no attention at all from the VA but now they have done a complete about face and my brother will receive complete disability for the rest of his life from them. what they should have had is some sort of mental health program when they came out of the war to help them cope with the rest of their lives so so many of them would not have lived lives of misery. ok, off the soap box.
One night while I was in Houston I took my mom to see War Horse and it is a wonderful movie except for the combat scenes, which I do not watch, I just look down or close my eyes when they do those. Of course this move was set back at the turn of the century but we still fight hand to hand combat with our young boys, our children, really. I can not understand how we can be in 2012, an intelligent, civilized world and still resort to hand to hand combat to settle our issues. (Oops, I guess I didn't get off the soap box after all) This was a Stephen Spielberg movie and he always does special effects better than anyone else.

I have not gotten my mail in a while but last time I went I had some cards and notes from some of you but had to leave right away and did not get a chance to answer, but want you all to know that your cards, letters, prayers, mean the world to me and have helped me so much to get through this. I will have time to answer these when I am recouperating at Eds. Also, I will eventually catch up with the birthdays so the Jan gals will get cards maybe with the Feb or March ones but I won't forget. It's just that when I am in Houston I have to sort of live out of my car and sleep at either my mom's or my brother's and it's too hard to take anything but clothes with me.
Sorry this is all about me but soon as I can I will catch up with what everybody is talking about and going through and be able to jump back into the conversations. A quick scroll showed some beautiful photos, Holly your house is fantastic. But I admit my first thought was how in the world do you keep that big place warm in the winter.

I need to find some small crochet projects to keep my hands busy as I can not seem to get interested in reading. Most of the crochet I've done is big stuff like shawls. I saw a big basket of the crocheted caps for the chemo patients at MD Anderson and was wondering where I could get a pattern for those. Does anybody know?

Hope everybody is having a good January with just the kind of weather you want. I never wish for cold but we need some to kill the bugs, makes summer so much easier. We have a beautiful week coming up and I am so glad. We also got some decent rainfall and I have baby bluebonnets peeking out everywhere so I am excited about spring this year.
love and hugs to all my wonderful sisters, Glenda
Glenda #3534

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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  08:32:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning
I just wanted to stop in quick and say thank you. I have been going through some things that I have not shared. I am not sure how to put it all into words. But I wanted to say thank you for sharing your lives, the ups and the downs with me. You are aspecial group of women and I thank God you are a part of my life. The virtual vacation was a blast nd much needed. Thank You

Dianne (ID)
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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  08:41:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Glenda, It is so wonderful hearing from you again. My wish for you is that your have a wonderful spring, and all these medical challenges will be put to rest. You are such a lovely woman. Next time you are in the chemo unit ask if you could borrow a hat for the pattern so you could make more for them for the unit. I bet they are fairly simple to make. Don't worry about answering 'sister chick' mail. Just take care of yourself and get better.

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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  10:39:04 AM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Just wanted to jump in real quick to show the pic of the crochet bear I finally got finished for GiGi my friends new baby. It turned out pretty good...DH says I'm to critical because I see many flaws but he says it looks great...but guess that is just the way I am...

(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

Farmgirl Sister #3343

God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...

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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  11:00:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Penny, the bear and GiGi are so adorable. We should make her our little mascot. We could refer to her as our little chick-a-baby,chicky GiGi,or maybe little peep. I was the same as you when it comes to being critical of my own projects, but
one time I took an advanced quilting class and the instructor told me I would never truely enjoy quilting until I learned to live with my mistakes. Life is better without beating myself up all the time.

I just got back from a 2 mile walk. I feel wonderful. I almost didn't go out because it was snowing. It was fun walking in the falling snow, but the wind in my face was tiresome. How are our nonsmoking chicks doing today? Keep at it. You just might be saving your own lives. I have decided that in the next couple of weeks I will just concentrate on exercise and portion control, then start a balanced eating plan as phase two. I should be able to get rid of 5# that way. Problem is I have put these 5 on and taken them off several times and each time is harder.

Since I am the only one living in Iowa I would like to share a little about my state. OK. I used to teach Iowa History, if you aren't interested just skip over my Iowa inserts. I will never know giggle

Iowa - did you know that Iowa has some of the richest, black top soil in the world. Darwin's Aunt's farm just sold for $27,000 an acre. (an acre is the size of a high school football field). A farm about 15 miles from us sold for $25,0000 an acre. Land is usually sold ina sections of 120 acres or 1/2 sections of 80 acres. Do the math. Most Iowa farmers are well educated in the ag sciences, and if their children help run the farms these kids are well educated as well.

Break time is over I have about 4 hours to work on the pheasant quilt before hubby demands his next meal. Just kidding he eats 'whenever' just like I do. Don't forget tolaugh out loud today. toodles

Edited by - Thelma on Jan 27 2012 11:27:30 AM
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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1214 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1214 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  11:35:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel right at home here at 57 lol...and also a cancer survivor myself .. eight years and counting. Life is good :)

Happy Trails
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  3:45:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jan, Welacome to the Farm of Over 50's...a sassy,sweet,sincere bunch of Sista's who really care and will be here for you,No Matter What!!!
Rosemary&Thyme: 1st season is on Netflix, 2nd&3rd season, I found a my local Library. I had to wait a couple of weeks, but they are worth it!!!I could see how you might want to watch a whole day marathon of them...easy to do, they are THAT GOOD!!!I really like the theme music too,Scarborrough Fair! Nice arrangement! Tranquil!
I like Waiting for God too! Funny show!
The idea of a cereal diet appeals to me also. Good for you and easy to do! I like shredded wheat, bran/wheat chex & raisin bran!
awww, Penny, a little bundle of pink to cuddle, how wonderful! And you are honored with being NanaPenny to her. Good for you!
So sorry about your rough week though, with so many sweet&sad memories!
All of these Sista's have a way of dragging you out of your dol-drums,making you laugh out loud, distracting you from sad thoughts and just being there for you....even when they don't know of our heartaches&burdens!!They ARE THE BEST!!!
I'm glad t hear that your son is moving back a little closer to you!I am jumping up&down and twirling with you!
Glenda, You have so much weighing on your heart....I can only Pray for you more&more! Take care of you!
Prayers going up for you too Darlys!
Have a nice weekend Sista's! We have rain in the forecast all weekend, but that's what's laid out for us,so....
Well, time for tea and Rosemary&Thyme!....Nite!



Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"

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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  4:01:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladies, don't forget to wish Betty (desertwillow) happy birthday on Sunday!!!!!! (Hope I have that right)
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Bee Lover
Farmgirl at Heart

4 Posts

Doreen
Rochester Ma
USA
4 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  5:06:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Jan! I just came across this thread myself not long ago...these ladies are a riot!
Penny ~ you go, girl! My mother in law smoked for 50 years, tried so many times to quit and never could. Then one day, she woke up and decided to quit, and just like that, she just stopped! Didn't even miss it! So very weird.
Ah, yesterday, I got to enjoy the hot rock massage my youngest son bought me for Christmas. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Then I treated myself to an Athenian salad for supper at the town diner. Yesterday was a GOOD day!
I tried weight watchers...it's a good idea for those people who are organized, but after a while not matter how hard I tried, I couldn't track. And if you don't religiously track, it's not going to work. Good luck...hope it works better for you. I bought a resistance band...sigh...
Think it's time for a cup 'o' coffee...

"He's got the red, white and blue flyin' high on the farm, Semper Fi tattooed on his left arm, spend a little more in the store for a tag in the back that says USA..." ~ Toby Keith
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2012 :  6:52:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did I say "WECOME" to Susan? I just went back a bit and thought, my gosh, there are things here I need to check into .... Where on earth is the Book Ideas forum ... w/Young at Heart thread? I tried but couldn't find it. I am so planted in the Over (way over) 50 forum that I can't find my way around the farm anymore. I did better when I was a rookie. Loved that you called us wise ... and in the same breath ... a bunch of bananas. Clearly you belong here!

One thing I am really interested in ... I believe every one of us have been practising Dianne's dip & bend moves ... has anyone gotten any good deals demonstrating it since we got back. Last I tried it at Trader Joe's and a guy (obviously not a pool boy) asked if I had a good chiropracter!!!! How humiliating! And now I see she has picked up some more "moves" at Grandma's party - while batting those eyelashes and tossing air kisses. I was taking it all in. She is one shameless broad, baby! Wonderful!

and Bunny, I am certain there is a "playmate" centerfold with your name on it somewhere. If what was jiggling in that bikini top was all you, you've got some gold there, gf! BTW, the crocheted flower is lovely!

Nancy, I l-o-v-e pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin anything that is also sweet! Oh, and I just, today, shipped off the Alice In Wonderland book. I imagine you will get it next week.

Jainee! I just saw where you were "feather dancing" ... you little minx, you!

Holly, I am envious of your sweater and boots! All sweaters have arms that I have to roll up. And the photos of the horses and of your home are just beautiful.

Patty - drooling over the produce. I've had farm withdrawal over the past week or so with life happening here. I am absolutely amazed that you actually made it thru security at the courthouse with a paring knife in your purse! And your comment about how our parents seem so much closer to our age ... well, I lost my parents many years ago ... but while in Mpls for a wedding last year I got together with some cousins and one of them - just walking in to the restaurant - exclaimed "Auntie Lyla!" She said I look exactly like my mother.

Penny ... praying for your friend and her adorable Gigi. And also, am SO PROUD of you, gf, for ditching the habit. You are a strong and tender woman and you can do this. You just keep on being the honey, you are ... and it's good news that David will be back in your "hood soon. BTW, the bear is so cute.

Judy, DS is getting me Rosemary and Thyme on Netflix. He is ordering the DVD as I like the big screen for movies.

Holly, what's the name of that show you like where the fellow pretends to be crazy around his son? Sounds like my kind of show.

Jan, I love your moniker - CranberryRose ... cool.

Hello Doreen! I knew there was a reason I clipped that Bee thing from a magazine. I had read your post earlier and thot it may be of interest. Enjoy our banter - and our prose. We laugh at our own jokes and know we are old enough to do as we darn well please these days. Like the poem goes --- when I am an old lady I will wear purple and spit on the sidewalk ... etc.

Hey, Marly, welcome aboard.

Chris -- so good to see you again! You sound like you had quite the workout with 2 dogs enjoying your company.

Thelma - I'm on the same page as Dianne with the aporns. I have many -- some are almost too nice to wear working in the kitchen ... but I usually forget to put one on - until it's too late. By the way, I am actually interested in your Iowa facts. You know I lived in MN. And I have a good friend here in Cupertino who is from Iowa.

Joan -- hi and welcome! We are so glad you are joining us. You are so right ... Life IS Good! Cancer is mean - but sometimes it brightens your awareness of the precious gift of life.

Doreen, did you say Hot Rock Massage? Oh, heaven. The pedicurist, day b4 yesterday finished me off with a hot rock massage on my lower legs. Ahhhhh.

Marianne! Yea! Another d/r table piler-upper. Yes, I work best in the heap on the d/r table. It just feels right. And, how neat that your BF is in SJ. When you head this way, give me a heads up.

And Glenda, baby girl, I am so glad to see you online. I got you a BIG, COLORFUL hat while on the virtual vacation in Rio ... and I'm sure you are, by now, enjoying the bronzed bodies of the pool boys I dropped off as we flew over Texas. I see you are offering to "teach a few things about pool boys." MMmmm, you are a bad girl, aren't you? We are all eyes and ears!

You know, babe, that I'm with you all the way on the journey you are on. I pray for you and yours contantly.

Dianne, I am praying that whatever is going on in your life, that you will be comforted and given strength to cope. If and when you are ready to share, we will all be there for you, gf. Meanwhile, bend and dip & "slip!"

Well, sisters - it's time for me to load up the buggy as we want to beat the valley fog on the way to Oakhurst tonight. See y'all really soon.

Sister #3284 - on her Tippie Toes - oxox, Darlys

Chocolate Kisses ...

That is the best ... to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.
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Bee Lover
Farmgirl at Heart

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Doreen
Rochester Ma
USA
4 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2012 :  10:25:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlys ~ yes, I DID say hot rock massage...I am shamefully indulgent and every 6 weeks I treat myself to a massage...actually, it's to keep me upright since a motorcycle accident when I was 18 left me more than a little cockeyed...but for Christmas my son bought me a hot rock massage. Knew I raised my boys right!! :)

"He's got the red, white and blue flyin' high on the farm, Semper Fi tattooed on his left arm, spend a little more in the store for a tag in the back that says USA..." ~ Toby Keith
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - Jan 28 2012 :  2:39:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Joan...we go out of our way to make you feel at home here!
We are having gusty 40MPH winds again today! YUCK!!! Where's it all coming from? It snowed all morning, now it's melted or blown off somewhere.
Well, off to have a cup'o tea and read!
Later Gators!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

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nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2012 :  05:04:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Joan. We are so glad to have you with us.

Penny that bear is so cute. Wish I could crochet like that. I am willing in the brain but those fingers of mine cannot seem to get it. I will keep at it though. Gigi so so sweet. I also enjoy seeing the pictures of her on Facebook. Congratulations on many days of not smoking. You can be so proud of yourself. You are doing great.

Thelma keep up the good work of walking. Two miles... that is really good. I think the portion control is the hardest. At least it is for me and the 5#, I must have lost that 1000 times. Up and down, that's me. The walking and cutting out the wheat and sugar has helped me the most.

Thank you for sharing about Iowa. I like hearing about the different states and areas where people live. These are things I never learned in school and maybe that is why I found those classes so dull. Even when I was learning CA history, there are so many things I didn't learn about CA that I found out later.

Jan did I welcome you? Glad to have you with us and you too Susan if I missed you. I was on that trip to Rio and got carried away a little with all the happiness and fun we had. It was such a delightful trip. And that zip line really did me in, it was so wild.

My continued prayers for all those in need. Darlys I wish you well for your surgery Friday.

Glenda it was so good hearing from you. I am glad to hear that your sister is stepping up to the plate. Your brother's continuing to fight is so important and the prayers will be extremely powerful in aiding the chemo.

Oh Betty? A big Happy Birthday to you today!! Have a wonderful day with lots and lots of hugs and kisses from all your loved ones. Enjoy your special day because you are really a very specail person.

Hugs,

Nancy

Your Farmgirl Sister #2301

We carry sees of happiness wherever we go. Sew them generously and cherish all that grows around you.

Laughing is good exercise. It is like jogging on the inside.
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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2012 :  07:32:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning ladies!
Well, I have been out of the loop for awhile!!! I think around pages in the low 100s....... So there is a ton of catching up to do. And I hope to do it!!

I hope all of you are doing good and life is treating everyone well.

Just wanted to stop in and say hello to everyone!

Blessings,
Linda
www.scatteredlittleblessings.blogspot.com

Country at Heart

Edited by - prayin granny on Jan 29 2012 07:34:01 AM
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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1214 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1214 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2012 :  08:59:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a gorgeous day on Staten Island, NY for a change....No Rain!
Looking forward to the Spring so I can start planting my garden veggies. Yay.

Happy Trails
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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

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Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2012 :  10:51:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning ladies, and welcome to all the new chickies!
Busy, busy, busy... The weather has just been so nice that I have not been idle for a minute. We did another produce pickup this week. ( http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=55928 ) Had 7 new families involved and picked up a total of 12 baskets. The link will take you to the pics and description. It can't get too big...lol. I don't want to pull at trailer down there to load produce. This next week I will have to rely on a couple of the others to do the pickup. :( I will be busy taking an older couple to their Doctor appointment in St Louis. I almost hate to miss out on the fun. It is loads of fun and work.
I sold my 1940 Chevy this week. Kinda sad to see it go. But my dad is buying it. Hubby and he will go out to Ohio to pick it up tomorrow. He is trying to work me out a deal with his big incubators, hatchers, brooders... all his chicken equipment. I hope he knows... his daughter or not, I am negotiating the deal...lol. He and mama have taught me well.
Finally, finally, after more than 3 months I received my heirloom seeds from my Farmgirl barter. But I have to say...I am so happy with them. They were well worth the wait and the stress. Now, I can't wait to watch my garden grow.
Last night my cousin and her husband came to dinner. I made stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, garden corn, cucumber, onion, tomato salad with ranch dressing and a greek slaw. I needed to make sure I used plenty of my produce...lol. She brought us deer bolonga, deer bacon and deer brats! I can hardly with to try it all.

Judy- We started the series "Rosemary and Thyme"...we are loving it. I will plan a trip to the library to see about getting the remaining seasons. Just in case there is a wait on them, I want to be prepared when we are done with season 1. We watched the "McCloud Daughters" through all the seasons twice, as well as "The Gilmore Girls" about 3 x's. So we are ready for another good series about strong women!

CeeJay- I hope you and Bramble are doing well.

Nancy- That little house must have been their secret to a long marriage. They say "Love grows in small spaces". Back then, people bought what they could afford and stayed in it. They paid their homes off and lived comfortably. These days, younger folks think they need the biggest and best and sadly get way in over their heads.

Glenda- I thought War Horse was a good movie too, but I turned my head plenty, and even put my fingers in my ears and I closed my eyes. Hubby nudges me to tell me it is safe too look...lol. Your family are still in my prayers.

Penny- WOOHOO! I am so glad that your son is coming home. There is nothing like having family around. I so wish some of my kids were closer. I am jealous you know...lol. Gosh, we are so proud of you for not smoking! You will feel so much better. Doesn't sound as though you are too crabby either...lol.

Betty- Happy Birthday to you!

Doreen- I love weightwatchers. It works, but you are right. You have to be organized. I lack that somewhat...but I still attempt weightwatchers in what use to be every few years, and now it is every few months...lol. I spend a lifetime of doing weightwatchers and falling off the wagon.

Thelma- Walking has got to be the best exercise ever..and I do feel great after a walk. First because it just seems to revive my entire system and second, because I feel I have accomplished something. Are you walking daily? Maybe we could keep each other motivated.

Linda- Welcome back... so glad you could at least pop in and say hi. :)

Joan- Spring fever bug has bit me as well! I can hardly wait to start the garden.


Darlys- You amaze me the way you leave no one out here! I will be thinking of you all week an remembering you in prayers.






Patty #1840

http://ladygonegreen.blogspot.com/

A rind is a terrible thing to waste. Compost.

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
-Jesus in John 6:12 NIV Bible
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2012 :  11:17:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anybody have Betty Austin's e-mail address so I can send her an E-Card? E-mail me if you do!
Thanks!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

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Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2012 :  2:59:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here I am trying again and if this works I can deleter the above post. This is Coco and her new baby that was born this past Thursday. His name is Gershwin. Coco had him in the snow behind the haybarn in the balsam grove.





Holly
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