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CheesemakerBeth
Farmgirl in Training

26 Posts

Beth
PALESTINE Texas
USA
26 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2012 :  11:26:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marylyn, We had the worst drought on record last year. I've felt your pain this year, and prayed for you. The radar on the computer says it is raining here right now, but I don't see it! But I can't complain, we've been blessed with enough rain to get 2 cuttings of hay this summer and a good garden. (Last year, our cows got dust pnuemonia from breathing so much dust and we didn't put up a blade of grass)

Bunny, thanks for the welcome.

Off to piece quilt squares (one of my favorite hobbies)
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2012 :  4:50:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

I guess I was spared any MIL trauma because in the 23 years that my partner's mother was alive while we were together she never once came to visit nor was I invited out to where she lived to meet her.

A few years ago when we had horses and pigs and they all roamed around the horses would stand in the garage to get out of the heat and the pigs would go along behind them eating up their poops. Recycling at its best.

Last night we were back to the summer evening temperatures. Cool enough that we could sleep without a fan but warm enough we only needed the sheet.
Today was cool in the morning and warm all day. T shirt weather.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2012 :  5:28:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi gals, I am so tired tonight, got home from work, made supper, then had to run to Walmart. I am ready for bed. I am not used to working every day anymore. I can't wait until the week is over. I think I will be working through Saturday. That will be 8 days with only Sunday off. Oh well, I am glad I am able to help my son out. He needs a break once in awhile. I usually only work on Fridays, and some Saturdays if he has an auction to go to. It is nice to have people to talk with, I don't get lonely thay way.
I will post more tomorrow. Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2012 :  5:51:27 PM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey all, so sorry I have been MIA AGAIN...but last Friday got ANOTHER surprise at work....ANOTHER PROMOTION.

This time to Produce Manager....busy, busy, busy training in one short week...our PM is leaving Friday so not much training since still doing my other job for 1 1/2 hours each morning..anyway...what a surprise to me...just wanted to drop in and let ya'll know and that I'm sorry I haven't been around...miss ya'll all


(((((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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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2012 :  6:18:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations again Penny!!!!! They sure must like you there. I am glad you are doing so well, you had such a rough time of it last spring. Again, congrats!!!!!

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

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

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2012 :  8:37:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a wonderful vacation Santa and I have had. Just wanted everyone to know that I have returned to Iowa, got everything washed, dried, and stored away until we venture out again. We are now busy catching up with the yards and gardens. It is so dry I am going to mow a bunch of stuff off and start over next spring. I found some small annual mums so will still have a little color and the gernaniums are still lookin good. I will reread everyone's posts and get caught up again very soon. Holly, wonderful news about your brother, Kathy I hope you are getting along ok now that your surgery is behind you - take it easy. You don't want a relapse. Tell Jenny to help you with those garden chores. giggle

this old biddy hen is headin for the hen house to roost until morning. taa taa chickie poos. I have missed you all.
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  02:18:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back, Thelma. So cool you had a nice time and have settled back into life at home.

Penny, Congratulations, AGAIN ... this is getting incredible! You are setting a record for the most promotions in the shortest amount of time. So glad for you and happy to hear from you.

Marylyn, wow, that is a sobering last "conversation" with your MIL. Thanks for sharing, puts things in perspective.

Janet, you are gonna wear yourself out! Your son is so lucky, I am sure you are great with the customers and where else would he find someone he can count on like this! I hope you get all rested up.

Bunny, that sounds like you really wore yourself out to have such a big episode of Fibro. I hope your weekend pace is manageable. You are in my prayers as you try to "bank" some energy. Thank you for the MIL support, too. I showed her one of your quilts you have for sale ... she is always bragging about what beautiful work one of my husband's cousins does on her quilts. My MIL was flabbergasted. She said she had never seen such a beautiful quilt. It made me so proud to know you.

Holly, the sand pile sounds like a young boys dream come true. Are the guineas a bit more used to staying together or still squawking their heads off when the turkey pen ends up separating them. I don't know if they can learn how to get in and out ... keep us posted. Enjoy that fall weather. I am so looking forward to ours coming in a bit. Hope the teenagers are feeling better by now.

So our day was pretty OK. I took a few hits, but nothing I hadn't heard before. It gets old. I made time to sit down with her at the table with my laptop so that she could personalize her program with Nutrisystem. Right as we get started her sister calls and she sits right next to me and chats for twenty=five minutes. At 23 minutes into the conversation, she told her sister that my dd loves her new job. Funny, dd doesn't start the job for another six days. And mentions that we are all fine. Apparently there was a lot to talk about that was more important. It just hurts to be so far down the list.

She also mentioned that she wanted to buy me some bath rugs. I said, "Oh, did Mike (my dh) forget to put out the bath rugs?" (He had asked what he could do to help before his mom got here.) MIL told me that the rugs were indeed in place. She just wanted to buy me some NICE ones. Ohh.

And then there was the "These stairs really need some cleaning!" comment. Six more days.

My doctor has referred me to an eye surgeon for that eye issue I flipped out about about a page ago. I am really getting to be a needy farmgirl with all my worries and concerns! Anyway, my appt is Oct. 5 and knowing me, I will remind you when it gets closer!

I might be able to get back to sleep now that my gals have listened to all my whinings. Thank you again, gfs. Carry on!
Marianne

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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  02:22:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How did I overlook welcoming Beth after enjoying her frontyard animal story? So glad to have you with us, Beth. You have already shown how well you fit in!
Marianne
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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  05:16:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Beth, I have been away for the past week so I am still reading and trying to catch up.

Holly, I love your comments about your "sick" kids. Mine were the same. Sick but not too sick to go to the movies or other activities with friends. I am glad to hear that
Ross is having so much fun. I always loved the sand pile. It lets the imagination go wild.

Marianne, I empathize so much with you and the problems with your MIL. It sounds so tiring and difficult. Too bad she doesn't have something better to do. I feel sorry for her that her only interest seems to be making other people's life hard.

Bunny, I had my mother living with me for about 2 years when she was very old. It was such a strain especially because she was so cantankerous. I hope you are feeling better.
Gosh, school starting already. I remember having to get my brain back in gear when the school year started. I am so right brained that coming back to work after summer vacation was sometimes hard.

Marilyn, I am sad that your MIL said such terrible things about you. What a "sick" thing to say to your child about their wife. She must have disliked herself an awful lot. I am so glad I had you for a partner in the swap.

Thelma, glad to have you back. I am happy that you and your DH had a wonderful time on your vacation.

Kathy, I hope you are healing well and doing better everyday. I sent Jenny a birthday card. I hope she has a really great one this year.

We had the best rain for the last two days. I have been working in the garden planting some plants and picking lots of weeds. On my trip my DH and I needed some directions to find a restaurant we were looking for. We stopped by this construction site to get directions and who comes walking up but this really buff 20 something year old with his chest bare and one of those " I am really cute" looks on his face. I had to laugh inside myself so much because he reminded me of our "pool boys" on our virtual trips. By the way, the directions he gave us were all wrong.

Hugs,

Nancy

Make everyday a celebration of the heart.
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  05:21:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, Wrong directions, but looked oh so pretty telling you them, right? Oh, dear! Tell me he didn't have a ponytail.
Marianne
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Marylyn
True Blue Farmgirl

316 Posts

Marylyn
Ellsinore MO
USA
316 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  06:26:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning, gfs...another beautiful day in the Ozarks...temps are supposed to climb into the low 90's today, but that is okay, it is August.

Nancy, I am so glad you are home safe and sound! And, yes, it was a pleasure being your partner in the swap this month! Yes, my MIL was a very sick person...she and her husband (my DH step-father) lived with us and MIL had to be placed in a local nursing home, however, her husband stayed here at the house until he passed away. It was easier to blame me for her being in the nursing home than her son or herself, so she blamed me and I let her, for my husband's sake. And she accused me and my dear step-FIL of having an affair! So, yes, she was a little derranged. They are both gone now and I breath a little easier as does my DH. It is really sad how the mind deteriorates as it gets old. Which is why I said when I get old I am putting up a no trespassing sign so I don't say stupid stuff to my kids that they have to remember until their dying day...LOL!

A friend of ours stopped by yestday evening and asked me if I had any tomatoes he could have! Seems he was in trouble with his girlfriend and had to bring her some fresh tomatoes to get back in her good graces!!! (talk about living in the country!) so I grabbed a bag and I told him we would go check...well, we found a few ripe ones and a few green ones, then I gave him a jar of salsa and a jar of Queen Anne's Lace jelly...he told me she might not get the canned goods!! I laughed and wished him good luck! Aaaahhhhh, life in the Ozarks....

DH is doing better everyday and he even mentioned pouring the footing for the cabin in a few weeks....I told him "we'll see".... He is such a MAN! He'll be lucky if he's even walking in a few weeks! He is so hard-headed! Gotta love him!

Thelma, so glad you are home!!! Missed your posts...I hope you had a wonderful time! I love marigolds.....

Well, I gotta go...

Love,

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

316 Posts

Marylyn
Ellsinore MO
USA
316 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  06:30:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, I forgot to share....Mary Janes Glamping book will arrive at my house tomorrow!!!!! I can't wait!!!

Love,

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

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  10:21:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, I hope you can get through the next 6 days without locking her in a closet. And people wonder why we have retirement homes. I have already apologized to my son for the future. I hope I never get like that. My mom and sister are unfortunately like that. They bad mouth my two nephew's wives and my nieces husband all the time. They are both such busybodies. I finally told my mom the other day I didn't want to hear anything bad about them. They were all grow ups and they will work out their own issues. But my mom and sister make problems where there aren't any. I feel so bad for my niece and nephews. They all moved to get away from both my mom and sister and then my sister moved to be closer. Thankfully my mom is still a state away.

And don't worry about talking about your health issues too much. You have a good place here to vent. Sometimes we need a place to vent with no judgements. We all have been there.

Holly, funny about sick kids. At least you know how to see through it. Ross sounds like he is having big fun with the sand. What a wonderful place to grow up.

Thelma, so good to have you back. I know we all missed you!

Nancy, funny about your "pool boy" . All brawn and no brains...

Janet, hope you are doing ok with the long work week. Make sure you get to get off your feet as much as possible. You are a good mom to help out so much.

Kathy, are you out there? Hope you are mending up well. One finger or not, we want to hear from you.

Well, I'm getting ready for the quilt show today. Packing the truck today so I have time in case I forget something. I hate last minute packing. I'm bummed they put me outside at the interence. People are not going to want to deal with me first thing. Hopefully they will stop and check out my demo on their way out. I need to drum up more students for my class on Saturday.

Later all!

Bunny

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 - Aug 22 2012 :  10:24:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, thank you for the kind comment regarding my quilt. I'm glad you were able to get a bit of upper hand with mil through me.



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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CheesemakerBeth
Farmgirl in Training

26 Posts

Beth
PALESTINE Texas
USA
26 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  2:42:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today was a relaxing day of enjoying being retired and able to do the farm thing, without a lot of pressure to get it all done, before leaving for work the next day. I cleaned house a little, milked the goats, made mozarella, cooked 3 times for the hubby's meals, made 2 loaves of fresh whole wheat bread, worked a couple of hours on a quilt, and did my yoga for the day. Later, I'll put up the goats, gather the eggs and watch TV and/or read a book before bed. My question is: what do I tell all the people I know that don't live on a farm what I do to keep busy now that I'm retired? (and remember, it wasn't that busy a day for me..no canning, freezing, clothes washing, etc...) So far I just say, "Oh, being on the farm keeps me busy." Oh well, I guess if they don't live it (or want to live it)they'll never understand.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  6:37:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Marianne- I do not think of you as a whiner at all. Bumps in the road. I think of you as compassionate, bright, reliable and a good friend. I am glad to listen to you. I like to hear about your horses, your dd and the comings and goings of your dh. I find the chocolate business interesting.

Beth- I just tell people one or two things. People who do not live on a farm have no idea. Just pick one thing like the cheese and educate them. It is easier on you. You do more before breakfast than most people do in a day. lol glad to have you around.

Thelma I am glad you and Santa had a good time on vacation. Did you do anything exciting and interesting or just something wonderfully mundane like snuggle and relax. lol

Penny I am so glad to hear from you even if it is a short note. congrats on the promotion. I hope the paycheck reflects the increased responsibility. I hope they do not take advantage of you.

Nancy I am glad you are back.

The bleeping cows broke down the chicken fence again. Different place. The soon to be beef bull at the end of October just puts his thick head against the fence and walks forward. I think he may have ducked his head down under one of the cross pieces and lifted the whole bleeping corner of the fence out of the 18 inch holes and walked forward. Lucky for me the chickens go into their house at night without coercion.

Coyotes were yipping just a little bit ago. Their calls sure are eerie.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499

Edited by - Tall Holly on Aug 22 2012 6:39:42 PM
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2012 :  6:50:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another quick note tonight. I am getting pretty tired working every day. I think I am starting to get crabby. Oh well, I will survive. Maybe Bob will take me away for a day this weekend, maybe go to a casino, or better yet, shopping.
I am sorry for not addressing each of you individually, but know that I read all posts and am thinking of all of you. I will do better next week when I can recoup.
Have a wonderful evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

http://Jan49829.etsy.com
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2012 :  05:51:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Janet, We are always happy to hear from you. Don't apologize for being brief. You have been very busy! A trip to the casino might be fun! But, shopping is a sure thing ... Enjoy any time you get to relax and keep checking in! We have time to catch up when things slow down, no worries.

Holly I am so sorry about you fence, but did I get a kick out of the "soon to be beef bull" tag line! Too bad he is so curious and troublesome in the meantime. Hope you aren't busy all day putting the fence right again. It sounds like it might be quite a project. At least the chickens are cooperating! Oh, and coyotes can be very spooky. Especially when they call in the middle of the night and their cries get intertwined in your dreams ...

Bunny, I can see your point that being at the entrance will be a difficult spot to catch people's attention. They will be in "go" mode. What if you had a drawing for a reduced fee for your Saturday class? I know when I get a chance at something I feel I owe the person the courtesy of listening to their pitch ... Make sure they know to sign up because if they win you will refund whatever you decide to discount. I know you feel strongly about taking a deposit after getting burned by the way the gal at the shop ran that kid's class. It only makes sense. Good luck. I hope you have a "good" energy day - quantity-wise. And quality!

Beth, You just have to learn to ignore those, "what do you DO all day?" questions. If they only knew, right?! You certainly sound like no moss grows under your feet!

Marylyn, You are very kind to share tomatoes ... they are like gold to me!! Mine are just starting to come in, yum. So today's the big "Glamping" book day. Enjoy!!

Thelma, hope you have caught up from being gone. Does it feel good to be home?

Kathy, Sure hope your "silence" is because you feel so good even your shoulder can't keep you down!

Hope Glenda and her brother are OK. Darlys is still floating between two homes, right?

Today, dh (and I do mean DEAR) is taking his mother for a drive. I have "decided" not to go. Dh knows a break would be welcome, it has been a busy few days dodging barbs. My MIL's latest activity is taking the dirty dishes out of the dishwasher and handwashing them. She does it better than the machine, don't ya know? Then she can't reach to put them back or she doesn't know where they go, so there are (mostly) clean dishes all over the counter and stove top. Much better system than loading the dishwasher, don't ya think? I have no idea what is clean, MIL clean or just plain dirty. And the minute I go into the kitchen she wants to know what I am doing and follows me in to this very small galley kitchen. So small that the refrigerator and dishwasher can not be open at the same time. It frays the nerves. But, so far I am keeping it together. Not even being snippy with dh. I am awesome. lol

I am going to enjoy my time alone today! Hope you gals have a great day, too.
Marianne
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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2012 :  06:42:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, no he did not have a pony tail. He would have made a good subject for one of those he-man calendars. :) You are not a whiner. We are here for you so just keep on letting us know what is going on.
Marianne, if your MIL is so busy picking on you and how you clean maybe you can give your MIL some really hard jobs to do like refolding things or chopping veggies. She can "re-clean" some of your stuff. Keep her busy cleaning the clean. When it is time to do the dishes give them all to her and let her wash them by hand. Maybe you can tire her out and she will have to go take a nap.

Marilyn that is funny about that man wanting tomatoes for his girlfriend. My DH is like yours, always wanting to do things when he should be resting and recovering. Oh well, some men are like that. Let us know how the glamping book is. I have her other 3 books and just love them.

Bunny good luck with the guilt show. I am going to one in Sept and I am excited to see all the wonderful work everyone has done. Hope you gather many more students.

Thelma, so glad you are back. We missed you here.

Beth I am happy to hear all that you do there on the farm. I was once asked what I was going to do when I retired from teaching. I told her I was going to do all the things I didn't get a chance to do while I was working. I love being retired and am never bored. Living is too much fun right now for me.

Janet hope you get some rest time. We love hearing from you whatever you have to say.

I hear on the weather report a nice hurricane is heading for possibly the south part of Florida. It might get here on Monday. We got some terrific rain when Faye came around even though we only got the tail end of it. So I am watching the weather reports to see what direction it will take. I better get out the rain boots.

Hugs to you all. My prayers for those of you in need.

Nancy

Make everyday a celebration of the heart.
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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2012 :  06:44:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, did I say guilt show???? Silly me. I meant quilt show.

Hugs,

Nancy
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2012 :  11:55:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got a lot of catching up to do ... best I just face the "guilt" (nod to Nancy) and jump back in. My computer was acting up for quite a while. I was able to read everything - but not respond. Not here, not on e-mail ... and I couldn't google anything ... or put in a web address -- I just flat out couldn't type in anything anywhere without this baby going into a spinning fit. Finally, ds actually sat down, fixed it - and then showed me what he did. So, I'm back.

Welcome to the come lately women ... I won't say new ladies - as I'm behind the times - again. You all fit right in. This is the comfort spot on the Farm. We are old enough to really appreciate each other and to be "in" each other's lives in such a good way.

Marianne, I know it's probably not very empathetic of me ... but your tellings of your MIL's "thoughtfulness" is so very funny. Every time you share - I feel you have the makings of a stand up comedy routine. Whine, baby, wine! I mean, how DOES she keep it up?! You, m'dear, are a saint! I can't talk about my MIL, I am too lucky. Aside from the fact that her sons and daughter are perfect - she adores her son-and-daughters-in-law. She's 92 going on 75.

Penny - Congratulations AGAIN. You GO, girl! (Store manager next?)

Holly, as always ... you entertain me - totally! And that's no bull.

Nancy - you didn't tell all what you told me - that if you had been 50 years younger, you would have been sittin' across the road just eatin' up that eye-candy! Ooooooo ... are we about to exchange the pool boy for a construction worker?

Hey, Thelma ... fall is in the air ... is your Mrs. Santa's workroom getting into production and in full swing yet?

We have been so fortunate here in Cupertino. The weather has been mild compared to the rest of the country. We had a few scorchers but for the most part have been in the 80's and this week we are in the 70's. (Oakhurst is another story!)

Well, yesterday we had six recessed lights put in the living room (with dimmer switches). It is so much brighter and nicer now. Lamps just didn't do the job. DH came home and said - "Why didn't we do this y-e-a-r-s ago?" The reason we didn't is because whenever I would bring it up he would say something to the effect of "Let's just hold off on that for a bit." Fine. The best lamp, by the way, was right by his favorite chair. Now that we are preparing to move - "It's probably a good idea." Oh well, I'll enjoy it for 7 or 8 months. And DH has many more truly wonderful qualities that make up for a few glitches.

Bunny - I'm gonna pray that you get a lot of action at your demos. I just thought of something that would make me skid to a stop at your booth ... a plate of "good" candy -- like caramels or fudge - or something. (Maybe with a little sign that says "Acuquilt is sweet, too.") If I was nervy enough to get a piece of candy and not stop for a demo on my way in ... chances are good I'd be looking for that booth and spending a bit of time there later. Keep smiling, Honey Bunny. You've got good karma.

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 - Aug 23 2012 :  4:32:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Kethry (16) has been getting better at driving the standard Subaru. Her shifting is fairly smooth. She zips right along the roads. She left justifies on the roads and sometimes it is scary looking at the oncoming cars from the passenger seat. According to her she is well within her line. She is still figuring out downshifting to turn corners and go up hills. I think she is doing quite well and have told her so.

Ross made himself a salad today. He went to the garden and picked his greens. lettuce, beet greens and spinach. he added pepperoni and cheese. He was so proud of himself. Then we went to the playground to see if any of his friends were there that he could share it with. They weren't. He was not upset we just filled a little bucket with stones and dropped them down the spiral slide to see where they would land and how they went down the slide. He is an inquiring mind. His favorite PBS show is Curious George.

The guineas have taken up residence in the turkey pen and I am not discouraging them. when they want to come out they will.

A very lovely day here in the Green MOuntains. Temperatures in the low seventies and not much humidity. Beautiful blue skies most of the day. Clouds are moving in now scattered showers expected.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
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Thelma
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Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
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Posted - Aug 23 2012 :  7:44:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just love this web sight! Where else can I read about large animal poop. giggle. yes I am back in the routine of daily living. We vacationed at Cass Lake for 10 days which is a long drive into Northern Minnesota. We ate, fished, hiked, ate,swam, ate, slept, built bonfires, ate, fished some more. Well, you get the idea. Our son and his family were with us so I got to spend quality time with the grands and DIL while the men fished and fished and fished. Walley, Northerns, and all kinds of pan fish - YUMMMMMMMM The picture is of sunrise over the lake beautiful mornings!

I worked outside some today. Instead of mowing things off I decided to deal with the weeds and drought ruined plants. Boy is the ground hard! Like gardening in cement. Iowa still has 4 to 6 weeks before we store the garden tools for the winter. right now I am getting about half an egg basket of tomatoes daily and the green peppers are doing well. I am anxious to start digging potatoes, and we had acron squash for the first time yesterday. We are still feasting on late season sweet corn. I hope to make salsa next week. We have a busy weekend coming up so don't want to get into canning mode again until Monday.

Someone asked about Mrs. Santa's workshop. I am staying busy putting away supplies and projects I have worked on this summer. I have most of my Christmas gifts planned out and a lot of supplies purchased. I won't start sewing again until the garden produce is stashed for wholesome winter meals. I also want to get back to my basement project and get that finished up so I can buy a tv for down there. Should be able to get on on sale in January.

I used to have a lot of trouble with my MIL. It was so bad that I would never visit her unless someone was with me because she always accussing me of stuff. One time she even slapped me in a public place. I got over her a long time ago and now she is just a useless old lady in a nursing home. Life is what it is. You better believe that I work extra hard at being a great MIL.

Retirement - I don't share a lot of my retired life with to many people. When people ask me about retirement I just tell them that I am as busy (or as lazy) as I want to be. Enough said. Most of my friends don't even own a needle or a spool of thread so they don't understand how I can get lost in my sewing room and not emerge for many hours and I can't understand how they can read all those books every week! I read, but not all day every day.









Edited by - Thelma on Aug 23 2012 7:53:01 PM
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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

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Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2012 :  7:49:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcone to all the new gals who are chatting with us. Welcome! Welcome!! Welcome!!!
Good night to all my chickie poos. God loves you and so do I.

Edited by - Thelma on Aug 23 2012 7:52:08 PM
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Marylyn
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Marylyn
Ellsinore MO
USA
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Posted - Aug 23 2012 :  8:14:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening, gfs...it is late but I wanted to get on here to say a special thank you to Holly...your kindness for my birthday is beyond measure and I will be emailing you as well.

Well, two days down at work and two more to go!!!!

Good night, Ladies...

Love,

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