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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 01 2015 :  1:39:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marilyn, you have it perfect! Go to it!

Well, as usual my mother is full of it. I went to pick up my dresses from the art center for the last show. She said my sugar skull dress was gone with a sold sign. No such thing. The ladies said it has been there the whole time. Sigh. What is she thinking... seriously.

Took the new dresses for the next show. Hopfully they like them.

Seriously running out of spoons today. Not sure why but I need to kick back the rest of the day or else.

Very nice and sunny outside. The first time I have gone out without a sweater! Yay for that.

Later all!! Marilyn get going on those essays! Then put them all together into a book. Sell it on Amazon and make enough money so you and the Dude don't have to deal with the crazies anymore.



Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - May 01 2015 :  3:12:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marilyn, I totally agree with Bunny-- your stories are entertaining, your characters are interesting and you are one funny lady! Great writer--you should go for it--in the meantime, I really look forward to your posts. Keep those characters coming!

Mar, I know exactly what you mean. I did not think I could give up my bakery items, they were my very favorite food group -- and I suffered for years, wondering why I got sick every time I went out, thinking it was the oil they used, some seasoning or other--never did I connect the dots that the first thing they do is bring out fresh bread! All fried foods are dipped in batter. Gravy and sauces
thickened with flour. It's absolutely everywhere. even though it's pretty clear that gluten is not good for us, I'd still be eating it if it didn't make me really sick.

We are having beautiful weather again. It's wonderful.

Mar, did you get your day with your sweetie? I hope so.

Bunny, sorry the dress did not sell as you were told, but, it's good to have it to show in the next show, right?

Holly, how close to done are you with the greenhouse. It's going to be well worth all that hard work. I hope it gives you years and years of pleasure.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - May 01 2015 :  3:41:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

I am still putting the decking on the timbers that tie the front to the back. I could work on it all day everyday I really like to build and create. But, there are so many other chores that need to be done that I allow myself a few hours in the afternoons. Yesterday, ddK thought she would help me by climbing up onto the unsecured boards on the timbers that tie the front to the back and help pull up some more of the timbers. She was a fraid of the height although she said it didn't look as high as it felt. DsC runs around up there with no troubles, he is a little monkey. So, he starts to jump on the timbers to make the top jiggle. ddK starts to scream and yell, stop make him stop, which only caused him to jump and dance more vigorously. Both he and I were laughing and laughing while she screamed. She would not come back down the ladder so I lifted the bucket on the tractor up so she could climb in and be lowered down. She did not like that I had to tip the bucket to keep her in. I laughing she's screaming. She laughed later but she will not climb up anymore.

Today was cloudy all day long. Temperatures were in the sixties. Quite balmy out. I guess the weather goddess is saving our skin from burning.

In the morning I worked in the garden with ddK. We put composted manure in the garden bins. The asparagus is not up yet. This is year number three so we can cut and eat it when it does come up.

I hope you had some time with the chocolate man unescorted. Mar. A conversation without being interrupted or having to explain what a luxury.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 01 2015 :  4:21:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
GG, I have to use all new things for the next show. The Skull dress will go back in my etsy store.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - May 01 2015 :  8:15:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah, food...I know that everyone has their own preferences, I choose mostly vegetarian (for moral reasons) and I avoid anything with white flour. I believe in accommodating a person's dietary needs, but I was borderline anorexic many years ago and I know the signs of self deprivation. I also was a binge eater at one time and that also comes from self-deprivation. You don't know how to give yourself the emotional love you need and you eat cause that's the only way you know how to love yourself. that's what my friend is struggling with and I feel so sad when she berates herself for her "sins" and I want to punch the idiots who have told her that she's "fat". I know she has to eat reasonably if she wants to lose weight, but please, please, please, don't tell women that food is the enemy. That's what really makes my blood boil. It creates so many problems when girls grow up hearing that their worth hinges on what they eat and how much they weigh. OK, I'll get off my soapbox.
Bunny--your sugar skull dress will find a home, it's just waiting for the right person to come along. I admire that you can sew wedding dresses--that sounds so difficult. I can embroider but I can't sew.
Holly--I would probably be screaming too but it sure sounds funny. It's strange that your asparagus hasn't come up yet in New England and most people here will be planting their tomatoes next week. The high Sunday is supposed to be in the 80's. Soon people will be complaining about how hot it is (the same ones who complained in March about how cold it was).
Mar and Marilyn--I've seen pictures of Maypoles, I even have an article on how to make one but I guess I was born too late to dance around the Maypole in grade school. Last year I tied ribbons to the maple tree in my front yard for May Day.
Tomorrow is Derby Day but I'll miss it cause I'm attending a memorial for my friend. The weather is supposed to be great tomorrow so we'll plant a tree and gather on the bluffs and remember a gutsy lady.
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - May 02 2015 :  1:01:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A red poppy for Holly



And a couple more of pretty flowers.



From our neighborhood garden tour.

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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - May 03 2015 :  08:46:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - May 03 2015 :  4:40:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening Iris Goddesses,

I could not get on line last night and was a bit frustrated.

Day before yesterday I went to bed early. I was so very tired. Yesterday, I had planned another big day of work but when I returned home from the hardware store C was burning old burdock plants and seed balls. It must be like Mar's black berry brambles that take over. So, I spent the day burning. It hink it took so long because we used a burn barrel instead of a burn pile and it took longer to get the wet plant material to fire. But, ther job is done and I am glad. I could have put it over the hill but then it would have dropped the seeds all the way down the road and the burdock would have gotten caught in my hair and I don't like that.

Today I blocked up logs with the chain saw. Just one gas tank full. We had those nasty ice storms in December and the trees were hit hard. So, now I just need to block them instead of having to knock them down as well.

I think if I did not grow all of our meat we would be closer to vegetarian. However, up here that is not really sustainable because if the long winters to plants would need to be stored and grain does not grow up here very well. Our animals have nice lives and quick deaths.

I really like the poppy and the pretty gardens. I am glad that there are green places near you. I think that if you can not put your hands in the soil it is a great loss. If Cindy can make a community garden that would be wonderful. there are garden tours in Burlington. I have not been on them. I know one person who used to have people stop at his place because he grew Asian lilies.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - May 03 2015 :  9:09:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found out last Wednesday that my aunt was in hospice and she died Saturday morning. I felt so bummed that I didn't do anything all weekend. I made some crackers with spelt flour tonight and I put black lava salt on them. they're pretty good. My aunt didn't want a funeral or a memorial service. Her husband, daughter, and grandkids/greatgrandkids are getting together for a small gathering and will place her ashes in the Renault cemetery where her son and my grandparents are buried. It was strange--on Saturday, before I found out that she'd passed, I was having a dream that I was in bed at my grandma's house in Renault and I was dying. Some people have told me they think I'm "psychic" but I don't like that word and I prefer "intuitive". Tomorrow it's back to work and hopefully that'll keep me from dwelling on loss. Life goes on.
Holly--I have an Asiatic "Tiny Hope" lily that blooms each year. It's very pretty. Don't remember where I got it or I'd get more. My peas seem to be doing well and I've noticed the beets are starting to emerge. Spinach is good and my lettuce is slow in developing but I think it'll be OK. I put all eight of my tomato plants outside all day to acclimate them to the outdoors. I'll plant them sometime this week. also need to get my beans planted--I have three different kinds this year, two packets that I ordered and one that was given to me. I think I'm going to go around the neighborhood and collect signatures of people who would be willing to help with the garden idea. Then I can present it to the city council.
G--lovely pictures. I think your community has a good thing going with the garden plots and party house, available tools, etc. Every neighborhood needs some green space where flowers grow and kids can play and people can just come and sit. I've been reading Wendell Berry's latest book "Our Only World" and he has essays dealing with the need for community and local economies. I don't get it when a town is happy that a big box store is going to build there--don't they realize that the money they spend there doesn't stay in the local economy? It all goes back to some huge corporation. I say give the power back to the people, not the corporations. I wish there were more of us.
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - May 04 2015 :  2:38:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just to clarify, in case anyone wonders--sometimes I have dreams in which I'm another person. I think the dream was just a premonition that someone was going to die--not that I was going to die. Hope that makes sense. I don't want to scare anyone.
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

Visit my blog at http://www.farmerinthebelle.blogspot.com/
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - May 04 2015 :  4:58:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening goddesses of the Iris,

Imagine how much work went into making some of those gardens with all of the stone walls and water and different flower arrangements. The thought is overwhelming. Mar are you going to put in a color wheel garden at theis house?

Cindy we call it magic at our house. Several members of my family have conversations with dead people or rather the dead people tell them something but the living person is not allowed to talk. Not too strange at all. We think that some of our children were sent to us because they are magic and where they were living would not have allowed them to believe in themselves.

In the morning we had appointments. In the afternoon we zip tied tires to the inside of one side of the pig pen. They had been worrying the fence along that side and while there are tires on the outside I wanted to reinforce the inside and hope that they will not get out that side.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Kirksmom71
True Blue Farmgirl

873 Posts

Mel
Dallas Texas
USA
873 Posts

Posted - May 04 2015 :  9:54:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cindy.....so very sorry to hear about your aunt. Prayers going out to you and your family!

My best to all,
Mel
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Oggie
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Ginny
Machias Maine
USA
526 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  06:23:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone!

I just spent about an hour typing something for all of you and it seemed to have gotten lost when I hit submit! AGGGGGGGGGGG! If this is how my day is going to be, I may as well go back to bed! Maybe it was too long for this message thing, I don't know.

Basically I am still alive, still in Maine, and still have a rough time of it. So keep those prayers or positive thoughts coming my way! I need all the positivity I can get!

Holly, your cards make me feel like I am in touch with all of you and I do miss you all. I think of you all daily, I'm just so busy! The photo's are amazing and I can clearly see those children are in love with their lives and their Moms! I have each one if you ever need them for a show when you decide to become a photographer! I also wonder "would the State of Vermont allow Holly and C to adopt a 60 year old?" I think it would be great to have you as parents! I also think it would be a nice break from my life!

Marie this is a long over due thank you for the magazine that showed Bunny's outfits! I still have it too and adore her work. I may be in MN before long and if I do make it there, I will let you know so we can get together. Things are so up in the air in my life it isn't funny! I am going in a million directions and need one person to tell me what to do and prioritize me. Sadly, I just lost the one person.

My Father died end of March at 96 and we all dearly miss him. He was amazing! Thankfully he only suffered for about 4 days in a hospital. He was the calm in the family, the rock, so incredibly humble, a devout Christian, and always there for all of us and all the grandchildren. So we now struggle to get through life without him as well. Tears stream down my cheeks just thinking of him, I miss him so much! You would have all be honored to have known him, really. He never had to apply for a job yet ended his career as the Chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the highest non appointed position to obtain. He invented things we didn't even know about, he wrote a book as his legacy to us that I am now putting in order and hoping to see published.

The same weekend he died, my DD lost her baby. She was 14 weeks pregnant and thought it would be nice to come home and give us the news since she passed the three month period and Grandpa had just died. Well, we learned we were losing our first Grandbaby the hard way as she was losing the baby here. I guess Dad needed a reminder of her with him in heaven and she probably shouldn't have made the trip home. Hopefully there will be more to come.

We got over 15 feet of snow this past winter and still have it in spots. Just to survive this winter was a miracle. If you heard about Boston, well, we were far worse. Had to have a front end loader remove snow in the dooryard twice just to get in the dooryard. For one month solid all I did was shovel, snowblow, pay a snowplow man, and use the snow rakes on the roof. Never made it to work that entire month. When Dad died, I stayed on with my Mom to help her with paperwork and since my job wanted me back and I wasn't done helping her I quit. She is far more important to me and they have a lot of investments, banks, etc... to deal with.

The only "fun" I've had was taking this first nice weekend and painting my "toy tank". It's been our landmark for 32 years and needed brought back to life. It's an old carnival ride for little kids and we always say "we live in the house with the toy tank and everyone then knows where we live. Got sunburned and it felt great! Now I need to get a new sign up above it. Any thoughts on a name? Toy Tank Tract; Toy Tank Acres; Toy Tank Farmstead; or something completely different.

Take good care of yourselves and I will try and get on more often. I do care, just busy!

Hugs to all of you, Ginny




Ginny
Farmgirl #2343
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"The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is." Mr. Carson, Downton Abby

"Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it." Elwood P. Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) in the Movie Harvey
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  06:41:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cindy -- Sorry for your loss, and yes -- we are all glad it wasn't you. My mother has always had that sort of "thing," whatever you want to call it. She will either dream about someone several times or think that they have called her...she can also witch water, which really freaks her out. She has done wells for several family members. As soon as the stick dips, she drops it and runs. I don't think we understand half of what goes on in this world or the next.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, everyone. I had a lovely day off yesterday and now it's back to the grindstone for this bookkeeping farmgirl. After my Monday off, there's lots in my "to-do" drawer. I love having plenty to do.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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Oggie
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Ginny
Machias Maine
USA
526 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  06:48:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I forgot, here's my favorite picture of my Dad. Normally he always had a bolo tie on too but here he was resting from raking my blueberries.


Ginny
Farmgirl #2343
www.thedewhopinn.com
www.etsy.com/shop/cybertiques
www.etsy.com/shop/thedewhopinn

"The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is." Mr. Carson, Downton Abby

"Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it." Elwood P. Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) in the Movie Harvey
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  10:17:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly -- I love the idea of "magic" people! So much we can't explain about things -- some of it has to be "magic!"

Farmgirl #6318
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  10:23:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ginny, your dad looks like a wonderful guy. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can keep his memories close.

All you magic people are great. Keep looking for the magic, it is always there. Sometimes it is harder to see.

Mar
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  1:45:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a day! I kept so busy between work (end-of-month trying to get April put away) and a follow up for my cataract surgery -- I didn't have much time to spend with you ladies. I feel like I was cheated! ha ha ha Pesky "work" always seems to get in the way. Hopefully tomorrow will be a little less mess.

Hope everyone has a great evening.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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Kirksmom71
True Blue Farmgirl

873 Posts

Mel
Dallas Texas
USA
873 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  6:58:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ginny.....so happy to see you here....it has been so long. Sad to hear your Rock (Dad) has passed. This has been a bad week for losing loved ones.....I am just at a lose for words.

Love and prayers to everyone!

My best to all,
Mel
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - May 05 2015 :  8:28:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ginny--I am sorry for your loss. Your dad looks like a man who enjoyed life and enjoyed what he did. A true outdoorsman. Ninety-six is a long life, but it's still too brief.
I had to "parent-sit" for my dad tonight since my mom went to a support group for caregivers that I've been trying to get her to go to since January. My dad kept asking where my mom was (I told him she had gone to her sister's house) and then he wanted to know when she'd be back. He got out a phone book and was trying to find my aunt's phone number but he thought they still lived on the street where they lived over forty years ago. I dread what will happen if my mom ends up in the hospital. I'm sure a full-time caregiver could stay at the house with my dad but he'd need tranquilizers to cope with the anxiety of my mom not being there. And if she fell in the house and couldn't call for help, I wonder if he would be able to call someone. I noticed that his anxiety increases as it starts to get dark, which I've read is common with Alzheimer's patients. And he gets fixated on a subject--where is she? where is she? And it doesn't help to tell him that she's just fine. I try to get him to talk about things from when he was young, which he remembers a lot better and it seems to temporarily take his mind off his worries. It's so sad to watch a parent lose their memory. He doesn't remember being told that his sister had died on saturday. I can relate to it in a way cause I think about many years ago when I was in a "fog" from being on so many medicines and it is a scary place to be. But I came out of it. But he won't come out of it in this life. And it really IS a scary place to be. You KNOW something isn't right but you can't place your finger on it. You keep your fear to yourself cause you can't reach across that chasm that separates you from others. It's like being a stranger in a strange land. Comfort is found in remembering things from your childhood when life was a lot simpler. So I think I'll keep asking him questions about when he was young.
My parents will be married for sixty years next Friday (of next week).
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

Visit my blog at http://www.farmerinthebelle.blogspot.com/
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - May 06 2015 :  06:09:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cindy -- My mother is in the beginning stages of dementia -- of course they aren't sure if it is Alzheimer or whatever else. She sometimes can't remember how to turn on the stove or how to do laundry. My dad's mind is still as sharp as ever (which is considerable!!!), and he protects her and tries to cover up for her. She has never been a sweet person, and now sometimes she has very vigorous tempers which come up quickly. She will harp and harp all day on one little "hurt" (usually imagined or something from her childhood) until my poor Daddy just has to put her in the car and take her over to my brother's so he can have a little rest while my angelic SIL watches her and distracts her for a while. Daddy has terminal lung cancer and has been taking radiation and chemo for two years now -- he's still feeling pretty good, but I know he worries about what will happen to her when he is gone. He keeps trying to put things in place for that eventuality without letting her know, because he doesn't want her to be upset, but I know it worries him. They were married 65 years this past November and are two halves of one whole. I will be heading out to Idaho to see them in about a month -- Dude is taking me out to spend my 60th birthday with them -- and I am a little anxious about what I will see. I talk to them on the phone all the time, but that's not like being there. Sigh. Aging is not for sissies and neither are aging parents.

A friend of mine posted on facebook the other day -- I will paraphrase, but it was something like -- Worrying about bad things never helps, it just makes us not enjoy the good things. So today I am all about the good things.

Happy Wednesday, Sistahs!!!!

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 06 2015 :  2:36:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So sorry for all the losses and aging issues with loved ones. Getting old sucks big time in so many ways. My grandmother lived to 95 and each time I would visit she would take about being the last of her friends left. Sad to be the last of your friend circle. She was in an assisted living home and became a bit of a recluse because of that. She didn't want to watch more friends die.

Not much going on here. Just working. I made my scrappy scarves. Need to tweak things a bit. After I washed the Solvy stabilizer out, I just hung them to cry and they were a bit scratchy. So I found a mesh bag and after a make a few more, I will wash and dry them in the machine. But they do look pretty good.

Hope to hear from the college soon. Not holding my breath though.

Started out hot this morning and now there is thunder and hopfully rain.



Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - May 06 2015 :  4:57:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening sister Goddesses,

I am glad to hear from you Ginny. I am glad you are well if overwhelmed. I am sorry your dad passed and your daughter miscarried.

when we took care of our friend when she was losing her mind I talked the same five stories to her over and over. I did not mind because it made her laugh and remember happy times and I had control of the conversation so it went where I wanted and not down the tubes. It was interesting that even when she had not been able to speak to make her needs known sometimes the words she wanted to say came out spontaneously. For example, a month or so before she died she and her care giver fell. Her caregiver was crying because they could not stand up. My friend looked at her and said, We can sit here and cry but I prefer to laugh adn think on the good parts of life. Then she left again and could not answer a yes or no question. I think she had a thick fog over her brain and could not find her way through.

I planted the lettuce and parsnips today. I blocked up some firewood today. Just one chainsaw tankful of gas. It is a start.

The days are in the high seventies. there is a no fire ban on burning brush because the ground is so very dry.

Sweet dreams,



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doll58maker
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Posted - May 06 2015 :  6:54:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ginny, I, too, am so glad to hear from you and hope you will be able to pop on more often. I'm so sorry for all your struggles, seems you have a little more than is fair. I truly hope there will be other grand babies and I know there will be.

Cindy, I'm sorry for your loss as well. I have had dreams similar to what some of you are describing. It's hard to understand but can not be ignored.

Holly you continue to amaze me with all the physical labor you seem to take in stride. I'm not strong enough any more. I'm so tired at night ng.

Mel, have you found your new nest yet?

I've heard that now that we are living longer, we fear mental decline more than physical ailments or diseases.
I think it's true.

The blue bonnets are gone but I have so many wildflowers yet. I'll try to get out and take a few pics tomorrow.

Edited by - doll58maker on Feb 10 2016 6:12:13 PM
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Posted - May 07 2015 :  04:08:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone. It is 7 EST I need to begin the morning routines. I was trying to practice my Tai Chi sword routine. Lucky for me I have a movie made by one of the members of my class so I can look at what I have not remembered. You are right G. I worry about losing my mind more than my health at this time in my life. My dad lost his mind/ his ability to communicate and My body type is so much like him. My doctor assured me in the past it was not that I was losing my mind it is that I have too much to remember. I remember when I took my friend Libby to the memory doctor and the first skill they asked her to do was remember a name and address while she was doing other tasks. She could not do it and neither could I. But, now I think was that a fair test for either of us because the name and address had no relevancy to our lives. Now when I do my Tai chi and have to remember the moves from one class to practicing at home that when I learned to swim we practiced over days the same lesson so now I think I am not a quick physical learner nor am I that coordinated to do it naturally. Just my current ponderings.

So, the reason I signed on this morning was to tell you and give you a laughing visual image that DdK was attacked by a partridge while she was out walking in the fields yesterday. I am sure she did her scream and scared the poor bird. She must have walked too close to her nest. A partridge is half the size of a small chicken. She was quite dramatic regaling me with the story and showing me her scratches from the birds attack. Again she said, MAMA, DO NOT LAUGH AT ME!

Have a great day with moments of joy.


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