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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  12:23:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly, loved the quail pictures. And, if I didn't say so, congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Quail.

Even though Tallie is out of the tournament - he is a cool athlete ... and I'm sure he can handle whatever the game dishes out.

Kathy, thanks for Jenny's birthday info.

Gypsy ... creative thinking! Bet somebody will take you up on it. If Eric weren't continuing in school (math, now) I'd ship him out to you. He'd probably love it - but, isn't independently wealthy - and needs to find a paying job somewhere around here. At least there are SOME opportunities in the Bay Area. Bunny's idea looks like a fertile area to explore.

Thelma - thank you for the get well wishes for Bernie. As of now, I only know that she will cost me $260 (service and parts) to bail her out of sewing machine ICU. I hope to get a call today to come get her. I have a couple of things cut out that are begging to be stitched. Maybe I wouldn't even be sewing but I need her "at home." I'm kind of hoping you will share the "ideas" you picked up on your Shop Hop. You piqued my interest - I should get going on Xmas projects.

Last year I told the kids and grandkids that grandma and grandpa did NOT want anything they bought. All gifts had to be homemade - or I would take their "envelope" off the tree. That was incentive! We got the BEST stuff! One DD whipped out her calligraphy pen, re-upped her "art" and decoupaged her favorite quotations on parchment paper to plaques that Son-IL had made. A GD made oh-so-good cookies and wrapped them beautifully. DIL made a big pan of homemade tamales. A GS actually made "Apple Pie" hootch (sp) and gave each of us a pint mason jar with cute label and a Christmasy ribbon, yet another wrote each of us a poem and presented them in scrolls. Every "envelope" left the tree ... and everyone said it was the best Christmas ever.

Marianne - prayers for Molly. Hopefully, the UTI can be remedied and that it doesn't turn out to be something beyond that. I know you are worried. You are so supportive of everyone and so kind that when you have something going on, you must let us care for you, too.

We spent the weekend in Oakhurst again. Saturday we went to Fresno (45 miles) and checked out 3 car dealers. We are beginning to wrap up our car criteria search homework and have narrowed our search dramatically. Only a few makers offer the lumbar support on the passenger side. (My comfort is the issue.) And, happily, a few of those makers do allow navigation ability while the car is in motion.I understand the safety issues if the driver were trying to navigate - but I'll be riding shotgun most of the time and want to be able to use the navigation system without DH having to pull over to the side of the road. Good mileage is a requirement as well. Now it's time to do the price comparisons and then order the car.

Sunday we went to a very nice afternoon wedding reception (month after the nuptials) at a campground at Bass Lake. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. They barbecued tri-tip and hot dogs ... the kids went swimming ... the adults visited under canopies that were set up over the picnic tables. There was way too much good food!

Then on the drive home we wound up stopped for a half an hour due to road work and "one way/one lane" traffic on Hwy 41. So we got home around midnight and went straight to bed.

I just haven't had much of interest going on in my life lately - so I haven't posted much. My vegan GS will be visiting this week - arriving around 7 tonight. I do enjoy his company even if I sort of complain about his diet. He's probably healthier than anyone else in the family though - so I guess I could take a clue from his grocery shopping.

My cell phone just buzzed that it's noon and I have to move on to other things.

Echoing others saying prayers for everyone -- extra for Nancy facing surgery on Thursday --and gratitude for all of you here.

A true friend laughs at your stories even when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your troubles even when they're not so bad.
- Anonymous

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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SisterSue
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Connie Sue
Fredericksburg TX
50 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  12:35:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wasn't deployed overseas, I spent a large part of my enlistment in Alaska, we supported the whole coastline between us and Russia. If you remember the whole Shah of Iran thing in 1979, that happened right when I enlisted. I worked on large cargo airplanes, mainly on environmental systems (oxygen systems for the crew, pressurization etc). I LOVED Alaska and was single at the time - lots of outdoors adventures the years I was there. Air Force sent me from there to Texas, and I had intended to be career, but got out and got married instead and have been in Texas ever since. I come from 'sort of' a military family. No careers, but my Mom served in the Marines during WWII and my Dad in the Navy, they met each other after the war and married in their late 20's. then my sister was married to a flight surgeon in the Air Force, he died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. She then met my husband's best friend at our wedding, and 9 months after our wedding she married him. So she moved to Texas too. None of our kids have been in the military, other than my daughter married to this young man, but his time is being cut short. My Mom was a true adventurer. A very small town Iowa farm girl and she enlisted in the Marines (she had been teaching in a one room school house) because her Dad didn't have any boys to send to war, so she went! I have the newspaper articles from when she left for basic training. She was stationed in Washington DC as an officer's liasion. I also have the newspaper articles from DC when the lights were turned back on after the war. Amazing......

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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  3:23:39 PM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey EVERYONE.....I'm still taking care of the birthday list...unless you don't think I'm doing a good job and someone else wants to do it....I took a survey when I took the list over and almost everyone wanted me to send each month out a few days before the end of the month and also send each newbie out when I get them. I have been doing that but if you think it isn't the way you want, someone can take it over....I also will be happy to send the whole year list out if you would rather have that...just let me know if someone else wants to do it....just cause I'm not on as much as I used to be doesn't mean I'm not reading and keeping up with everyone.

I got more good news at work today, I was going to share but I don't want to just be on here and just talk about me...that's not fair..sorry I haven't had much time to catch up.

(((((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...

My blog: http://ourgeorgiafarm.blogspot.com

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  3:35:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Penny, you are doing a wonderful job with the birthday list. I hope you are not offended in some way, sounds like you are. I love hearing of your work and experiences. Post it all, let us know what is going on in your life. I am so glad your job is going so well for you and that you enjoy it. You deserve the best, girlfriend!!!!!

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

http://Jan49829.etsy.com
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  4:22:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Penny - Penny - Penny .... It's not you. It's us. We lose our list, we don't note the info you send and then can't find it when we need it. We are, okay, face it, getting old. To save myself from some embarrassment, I go to Nancy if I fail to note a birthday. Thankfully, she keeps up. You are doing a good job. And doing one nobody else particularly wants cause then we would have to be responsible ... and we'd all rather you be the responsible one. Hear?

Anyway, babe, if you've got something great going on, you better give us the skinny. It's not fair to leave us wondering. Shame on you for dangling!!!! Granny Tippie is going to have to whup you bitty butt! Don't try to keep up. Many of us can't. So we are just reading everything and jumping back in with whatever.

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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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  5:13:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlys, I hope you get Bernie back soon. But really, only one sewing machine? I have two for just that reason. I have a Bernina and a Viking. I love them both. You really need a backup sewing machine.

Spent the day rearranging the basement. It was getting pretty messy and I still have so much fabric. I took all the cardboard centers out of my bolts and was able to fold them and put them on a nice shelf.I cleaned up a bunch of mom's clutter. I still have lots to do but it felt nice to do some organizing. I have so much stuff I can't find what I need most of the time without a major hunt. I did make myself a new purse. It's pretty cool. It is an all over fabric collage.


It's pretty busy but I like it and I put two big pockets inside for my stuff. It was a practice run. I plan on making a few ipad and kindle cases this way for my etsy store.

Well, dinner time.. later all.

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

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

467 Posts

Kathy
Manchester Tennessee
USA
467 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  5:53:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry Penny, for sharing Jenny's birthday with the forum. I was thinking that she's not actually a Farm Girl, so I didn't stop to think that you'd want it too. I appreciate everything you do with the birthday list, and sure couldn't keep up with you. Please don't be angry.

Dear husband got all the old lilacs pulled out and I got all the pumpkins going in the right direction. I decided to dig up a couple of them and replant them in the middle of the big empty leftover space. I'll take pics after I get the old wood moved out of the way.

Loving you all, praying for you all and your pets ;-(

Glenda - If I didn't live in Maryland, I'd be packing up for my move to Texas. Really, I mean it. Me and my chickens would be there.

I also have Fibro. I have been taking Lyrica for over a year now and just found out that one of the side effects is that it messes with my memory. Anybody else have that problem too, or can you remember (tee hee). I have my good days and bad days. I try not to complain too much...people get tired of hearing me complain. I try to work in a little physical therapy for my neck & shoulder when I'm getting my knee workout during my water therapy in the pool. Which is tomorrow. I love it. 92 degree water, nice quiet - adult music - salted water, and a massage after.

It's been really hot lately. 88 right now at 9 pm. I heard that around half the US is in some kind of drought crisis. Heard that on the NBC news this afternoon.

Well, try to stay cool sisters.



Hugs and Squishies!!

Kathy

Farmgirl Sister #3983

Take care of the land and it will take care of you.
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NancyOO
Farmgirl in Training

20 Posts

Nancy
Sanderson Florida
USA
20 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  6:16:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see so many beautiful things that you ladies are sewing. Bunny I love the purse. I didn't use to like bright flowery things but the older I get the brighter I like things. Does anyone sew a nice Bible bag? I would love a colorful bag to tote around my Bible and study books.

Hubby just finished modifing a rolling cart for me to hold my artbin boxes with my scrapbooking stuff. It will work out just perfect. He really is a sweetie.

Nancy OO
Double O Ranch
Farmgirl #4284
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  7:25:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Penny. Ditto what Darlys said. You have sent me the whole
list not once but twice I swore it was in my documents file but is not to be found and truthfully
I was too embarrassed to ask you to send it yet again. Figured you would be busy at work but darn if you didn't
Catch me. Another problem I have is I have had this email acct since 1999 and I must get a hundred messages a day to wade
So many times I miss something I have. Not been getting the monthly reminders so I did think you had gotten too busy
But looks like all the MJF messgs were going in the spam folder

I sure as heck don't want to keep up with it so as long as you have time I sure hope you will keep it
And I am getting a new email acct which I will update my acct with soon

Glenda #3534

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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  7:28:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is fibro and how do you know if you have it?

Glenda #3534
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  7:36:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BEAUTIFUL BAG BUNNY!!! Love love love it!!

Penny. What is your news, you tease!! You know we love you and
inquiring minds....uh, er....make that absent minds chickie poos want to know!!


Glenda #3534
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2012 :  10:35:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glenda, I think fibromyalgia is different for everyone. For me, when I have done too much, I get a heaviness in my chest. I hurt all over like a really bad flu. I'll feel like i have a fever. My skin hurts. It changes too. Sometimes I have really bad muscle pain, I couldn't lift my arms past my chest for about 6 months one time. If I'm on my feet too long, the pain is really bad for days. But if I don't over do it, I'm fine. To test for it, a doctor will look for 18 pressure points on your body. If you have it, a majority of those pressure points will be painful when touched. I can't get massages anymore because they are too painful.

Hope this gives ou a little insight into fibromyalgia. It is different for everyone though.

Glad you like my purse.. I really had fun making it.

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

Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  08:51:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finally!!! an internet connection. I've been trying to make do with the Iphone---hard to read the posts and even harder to respond. Bunny what kind of doc/specialist would I use to check me for fibro? Or if there is no cure for it maybe I don't need to know. I have those symptoms but not very often. I have noticed that when I get outside and work I can hardly move the next day and those flu like symptoms have me a little worried, feels like I have fever in all my joints. Not all the time but gradually getting worse. There are days I just can not do anything but rest no matter how much I want to get work done. I still like massage, just not as deep. We don't ever know what is just aging that we have to put up with or what is something that can be fixed. Seems most things can be fixed if properly diagnosed but how to get the doc to run the right tests is a challenge.

I think snakes, scorpions spiders and those big nasty centipedes that make you very very sick are just a fact of life in Texas but its not like they are everywhere. I have started spraying (yes with chemicals) around outside all my doors before I leave and the last two times I have come back to the house there has been one dead centipede and several dead scorpions inside so I guess that is how they are getting in. This time I used Borax and want to see if it will work as well. I don't know what is in Borax it might be just as bad.

I was just thinking there are either young couples out there who can not find jobs, or older folks trying to make it on social security alone who might be interested in my offer. Low paying jobs won't cover more than rent, utilities, basics anyway, and it is hard these days to live on social security alone. I would appreciate any info on caretaker sites as you mentioned Bunny ( I think it was you) Holly had one a while back but it was only up in that area of the country. Maybe I should try to start one for Texas. There are a lot of places that sit vacant for months at a time,, and crime and vandalism are getting worse all the time.

Darlys, everything about you is interesting---what you talkin' about, girl? Your posts are always great. Your Christmas idea/story was the best. Thelma I am glad your little grandson is okay--heat is nothing to mess around with--because you don't know it is effecting you til it is too late. Penny girl I am glad you are still looking in - I am going to send you a new email for me soon as I get back home. Sorry to be such a pain in the neck--but I did think you were not getting online very often due to your new job -- I know i wouldn't be able to. I don't know how you do it all. Gfs when you are really busy but are able to peek in, you should feel ok to just say "Hi--I'm still here" maybe? This thread comes and goes, sometimes there are too many posts to catch up, but my goodness nobody gets their feelings hurt if you don't name them, do they? Gosh I sure hope not.

Nancy my brother also has a procedure on Thursday --he still can not swallow due to scar tissue so they are going to do a series of procedures where they put a little balloon like thing down his throat to gradually stretch out the scar tissue without tearing it, so he can start to eat again. So both of you will be on my heart on Thursday. You won't feel like checking in probably but let us know as soon as you can, please.
Luv u gals.

Glenda #3534
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  09:38:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glenda, there is no cure for fibromyalgia. There are meds but I'm always wary of side affects. If you don't have to work a job for a living, you just take the down days when you have to. I worry about when school is done and I have to get a real job. As long as I done have to be on my feet, I hope to make it....I have to. But I'm not looking forward to it.




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

Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  09:48:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glenda, one of the sites I found is called www.caretaker.org. It doesn't cost to list a job but job seekers pay a fee to look for jobs. You might check it out. I googled caretaker jobs.

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

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Plan to improvise
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Marylyn
True Blue Farmgirl

316 Posts

Marylyn
Ellsinore MO
USA
316 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  09:52:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, Sistas!!! It is a beautiful, hot day in the Ozarks!!! However, rain is in the forecast for later in the week! I know I have been MIA for a while, but I have been reading and keeping up, but I'll be dangled if I can remember what post goes with who...of course, I never could...hehehe...

Been working, canning, freezing food, I have kraut going, and yesterday I gave my house a good deep clean and laundry...which leads me to....

I love a clothesline...so peaceful and tought provoking ....no one ever bothers you when you are hanging out the laundry....it is just you, the sunshine, the breeze. And your thoughts. I was thrilled when I bought my first dryer...no more waiting for perfect weather, I could do laundry whenever the need arose, and I have to admit not everything goes on the clothesline....but when I put up a clothesline a couple of months ago, I almost cried because it was in that moment I realized how much I had missed my old friend....I'm just sayin'

Auntie M
Farmgirl # 4062
That which does not kill me, only serves to make me stronger!...unknown to me.
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  10:33:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Weather in the low 70s today - supposed to warm up into the 80s by the weekend.

Just a quick peek in. GS Jared is here - and, in a few minutes, I have to take DH's car in for a minor thing. Part of a back door handle popped off somehow -- not a biggie -- and the dealership is replacing and fixing it for free! (They should, after the tab for his 85,000 mile checkup.)

Gypsy - Re-upping banging-on-the-gates for your brother ... and really, really glad you have your internet connection back. I'll get back to you asap.

Bunny, hunny - I do have more than one machine. I have Bernie in Cupertino and Viking and Babylock machines (and a Babylock serger) in Oakhurst. Of course, I'm in Cupertino ... and I didn't think to bring the small (Babylock) machine back with me. The repair folk haven't called me yet. I'm hoping her surgery is successful - soon. I had a Singer Featherweight but gave it to DD about a dozen or so years ago. Absolutely loving the purse/bag.

Gotta dash ...

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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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  10:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, I looked at this site and it seems to be exactly what I need. Thank you, thank you.
quote:
Originally posted by Bearclover

Glenda, one of the sites I found is called www.caretaker.org. It doesn't cost to list a job but job seekers pay a fee to look for jobs. You might check it out. I googled caretaker jobs.

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

Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise



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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  10:59:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just stopping by to let everyone know that I will be off line for a few days, travel cllub bus trip, a trip to the MN zoo with one of the grands, and then my county fair obligations. Everyone stay cool, find a little down time for yourself and smile at someone who looks like they could use a friend. Taa taa for now but not for long.

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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  11:34:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thelma you are so cool!! Have fun!

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SisterSue
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Connie Sue
Fredericksburg TX
50 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  11:52:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I LOVE my clothesline! When my DH retired he took over the laundry duties and he is excellent at hanging things out. There is nothing like climbing in to fresh sheets that have been line dried. We also have started using only white vinegar for our fabric softener. I was skeptical at first, thought it would smell, but it doesn't. IT works quite well and much cheaper than store bought softener. I also made my first batch of the homemade laundry detergent, and it is working well. Was concerned because we have a front loading HE machine, but I put the detergent in the drum with the clothes and it works great.

Farmgirl #4283
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  1:18:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie Sue, Isn't it nice to have laundry soap that works and save money too? I was not sure how well it would clean, but after a couple of loads, I was hooked on homemade laundry soap and will never buy the other kind again. Hanging out is so much fresher also and saves alot of electricity. Good for you.
Thelma, enjoy your ventures. We will miss you, but know that you will be back.
Glenda, wish we lived closer or even closer to retirement. That won't be for 2 years yet, otherwise we just might have taken up your offer. Good luck in finding someone soon.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

http://Jan49829.etsy.com
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NancyOO
Farmgirl in Training

20 Posts

Nancy
Sanderson Florida
USA
20 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  4:52:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my haven't we been chatty today. I have read through everyone of them but this old mind is not functioning to swift to comment on each post. Just found out my son and family will be coming this weekend for sure so I have been cleaning up the guest room and getting things ready.
Oh I was so excited I recieved my first two merit badges today. beginning levels of shopping green and unprocessed kitchen, if you want a copy of the granola I made it is on the merit badge awardee site. So how are most of ya'll displaying your merit badges?
Hope everyone is have a good week so far.

Nancy OO
Double O Ranch
Farmgirl #4284
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2012 :  5:07:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Super quick -- DS & DGS sitting here with me.

Dealership ordered the wrong part ... have to go back tomorrow. BUT, I got my Bernina back. Bernie hasn't been out for her first steps after surgery yet. But the shop says shes good as new.

Took GS shopping for food at Whole Foods.

That's my day .... except for being an ear for the young-uns.

Gypsy - so glad you are on track to getting the help you need. WooHoo for Bunny!

Thelma ... have fun! And NancyOO and Jan and Connie and Marylyn ... you gals are so energetic!

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 - Jul 17 2012 :  5:37:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

There is a program around here and I do not know if it is nationwide or not called Workers On Organic Farms. People come for two weeks or several months to help out and learn.

I would be glad to host any of the farm chicks who would like to come visit. We live at the end of a half mile dirt road. We have gorgeous views. We do not have a lot of internet accessibility. We do have digital TV but not a dish and cable does not come out here. We do have some animals and a hill for sledding.

Nancy, always wonderful to hear from you. The geese who summer here fly down to you in the fall. Last week Talie and I were coming home from baseball practice and there were about twelve Canadian geese strolling down the middle of the road. I stopped. The car behind me stopped. I tooted the horn and they continued to stroll. I told Talie to get out and chase them off the road. He was not at all eager to do that because he thought they might bite him. He did get out and wave his arms and yell. Two of them flew off down the road and the rest mosied a little faster off to the side. It must have been three families.

Penny I think you do a wonderful job of the birthday list. I have no complaints only praises. I want to know what good news from the job you received. I do not always post reply for reply. I am not sure that it is necessary just the way some of the chickies prefer to do it. I want you to hog all of the space you need to keep me informed of your life. You are important...

Kathy I donot have fibro and my memory is messed up. Word recall is hard sometimes especially after I have been zoning out trying not to pay attention to the teenagers doing their mind games with each other. I keep lists. I keep all of my writing together in the bag that I received for being FGOTM. That is where I keep my birthday list. I have become compulsive about always putting it away there. Now why am I behind in sending out fine wishes? Because I want to do more than send a wish and then I get overwhelmed by what I might include and then I get behind. then I feel guilty and then I want to do more a vicious cycle.

The eye on the sky guys said we were to have whoppers of storms today with big winds. We had a little rain in the AM and then stagnant humid heat in the afternoon. At supper the storms rolled in and we are having intermittent lightning and thunder with enough rain to wet the driveway. Hoping for a good soaking rain. The sky is the color I have been told is the color for tornados. Lucky for us the land is too hilly for those.

Mr and Mrs Guinea are doing great with their keets. They are fun to watch scamper over the weeds and grass.

Sweet dreams and good travels.




Holly
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