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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  11:35:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mar -- I love the idea of a nice discreet sign on my desk -- you crack me up! Thanks for the laugh-out-loud moment. I bought a little sign for my ex's office and it hung in the break room -- probably still does -- it said
"Complaint Department -- push button for service" and had a mousetrap glued to the sign with a big red button glued right on where the trap would close. He didn't think it was appropriate for where his customers could see it, but we used to sneak in the break room and push it just for kicks!

It has actually been pretty quiet here today so far except for the phone. I am getting lots of paper caught up from Saturday and yesterday.

I love the idea of the faux leather! That would be cool to do for book covers or something, too. Hmmmmm. So many ideas - so little time!

Bunny -- Glad you got to honest to the concert. Isn't it frustrating? I make enough bonehead mistakes without the computer adding them in for me. Back when I was working from home doing transcription, Dude tried to text me "Did you get any more work?" which Siri (or whoever) decided should say "Did you hootenanny more work?" I read that and thought WTH is that? I had never ever heard His Dudeness use the word "hootenanny," so I figured it was auto-correct. We have laughed about it ever since. Once in a while when we can't think of a word, we just use "hootenanny" now.

Got a little dizzy while waiting in line at the bank earlier. I assume it is because of the weird atmospheric conditions -- we have a new system moving in and it's warm and very humid -- I texted my daughter and told her I thought I was pregnant. Have to cheer up her day whenever I can! Poor thing has a cold.


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"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 - Sep 29 2015 :  12:58:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marilyn, you crack me up. My autocorrect on my little tablet is worse. No swear words allowed!

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
www.curiousorangecat.com
Handmade stuff http://www.curiousorangecat.etsy.com


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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2256 Posts

G
TX
USA
2256 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  12:59:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, autocorrect does the stupidest things, doesn't it. And sometimes it refuses to let me use the word or abbreviation I want to use.

Mar, good for you getting a day off. But be careful about those leggings if the fashion police are apt to pop in for some tuna and mayo. Now you get to worry about color as well.......
Spot on for the signage advice to Marilyn. Except I would put that sign where they have to walk around it to get to my desk. Some days I might be tempted to put that sign "where the sun don't shine".

For those of you who like the Scotland pictures, I'll keep posting them along. For those of you who don't enjoy them, just ignore. or continue to ignore, as the case may be.

Holly, I really like the moon pics, especially the first one. a very cool photo.

Marilyn, I'm thinking knitting socks might be a good thing for me to do since they seem to go fast and I need instant gratification or I lose interest (speaking of ADD). How difficult is it to do socks --is it a big learning curve? I've knitted sweaters in the past. About 100 years ago.
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2256 Posts

G
TX
USA
2256 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  1:09:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seriously, the more I think about it, I could knit socks at night while watching tv and break this IPad addiction. Marilyn, any advice on a good pattern for beginners and what yarn and needles to use? B's sister was using tiny double pointed short knitting needles. She had both sides of the sock going at the same time and said she liked that better than using circular needles. I haven't seen any like them, but I haven't been in the knitting dept for years.

Marilyn, I hope the dizziness was a one time fluke--if it happens again you better get it checked out.

I just checked utube and found a bunch of videos on knitting sox.

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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2256 Posts

G
TX
USA
2256 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  1:12:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not Scotland. Wild turkeys in the neighborhood yesterday afternoon. Right here in civilization.



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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  1:32:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
G -- I like to knit sox on a set of 5 double pointed needles (the stitches are distributed on the 4 and I work with the 5th). I have done them 2-at-a-time on 2 circulars, but I wouldn't really recommend that to a beginner (or someone who has been away from it for a while). I like the idea of seeing the construction of the sock as you go -- makes it much easier to visualize, I think. I use fingering yarn for sox, which is a very fine yarn, but heavier than what you'd see in a commercial sock. You can always use something heavier when you're just starting out. Which brings me to ....

If you haven't been to ravelry.com, I would say to go there and see all the free sock patterns! It is a free website/community for fiber people, and there are so so so many free patterns for everything -- you could knit or crochet for years and never have to buy a pattern. If you go there, you can search me -- I am "soxaddict" on ravelry.

I would go to the pattern search and tell it you want a sock pattern, free, put in the weight of yarn if you want to use something heavy like a worsted weight -- and it will probably roll up a whole bunch of patterns for you to choose from. You can also buy patterns on ravelry, but I'm sure there's a free sock pattern or two that you would like. Maybe something plain to begin with and let the colors of the yarn do the work. I would recommend using wool (with maybe some nylon in it for washability) but NOT acrylic.

I am probably telling you too much -- ha ha ha I love to get someone started knitting sox!

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

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  5:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening eveyrone,

I went back and looked at the picture of the roses that G saw in a shop. That is awesome handwork. What an artist it took to do those roses. I bet she did not have a counted cross stitch pattern to go by.

Ahem, starting another project G with all of your UFO's waiting to snare you? I hope you have a good time with the sox. I used to use three needles with a fourth to knit with. I used a rag sock pattern. I didn't have so many UFO's and if I had a little unattended time I would be right with all of you. It is all I can do sometimes to not start something I know I won't finish.

I think that sign in some beautiful cross stitch embroidery hung on the front of your desk might do the trick.

Glad MIL is doing better. I told my eye doctor who happens to be in my Tai Chi class about it and he grimaced through the story. He had his cataracts done in the last four month.

I think hemming is not one of my favorite kinds of sewing to do but it does mean the piece is almost done for me so I am happy when I get to it.

There were some spectacular pictures on line of the moon. They must have had more than the PHD (push here dummy) camera that I have.

Rained most of the day today and I am glad. We needed the rain. I had put grass seeds on the turkey pen and it needs some sort of boost so it will sprout before the cold weather sets in.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2256 Posts

G
TX
USA
2256 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  6:36:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Holly, you know me too well! You are right--I would probably hit a snag and give up on the first pair of sox Oh, well..... I can pull out my old appliqué if I want to work on something in my lap while watching tv. But the sox are calling........something new and shiny......... Maybe B will share his ADD meds with me.

I took the pic of the cross stitch roses because I was so amused at the quotation on it.

If you paint something pretty on the new plywood, maybe no one would want to mess it up by hitting it. I think if they hit their bare knuckles on plywood they would only do it once.

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3062 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3062 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  8:03:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My little Morgan dog is limping. I checked his feet and found that his toe nails on all four feet are very long - about an inch in the front. He is walking slowly and slipping on the wood floor. Lowell believes that he has something more serious wrong with his legs. I believe he just needs his nails clipped. I would do it if my hand didn't hurt too much to operate the clippers. I guess I will carry him to the vet tomorrow and see if they can do it for me. I KNOW I am RIGHT!!! I even looked it up and it said so, right here on the computer screen. He still doesn't believe me. Lowell will never admit that I am right almost all of the time . . . like I am now.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2256 Posts

G
TX
USA
2256 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  8:36:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel sure you are right. The blood vein runs close to the nail. If the dog's nails are long, you must clip them a little at a time to give the blood vein a chance to go back within the nail. If you clip them too short and cut that vein, it will really hurt and will bleed a lot. Better to let the vet do it, they charge very little to trim nails.

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3062 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3062 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2015 :  11:03:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Gypsy. Now that I know I am right, I will go to bed and put my cold, cold hands on his bare back. Tee Hee!

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  06:54:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Marie -- What are the chances (given the historical record) that you would be wrong and Mr L would be right? Ha! It is to laugh. We will all back you up.

I had never heard of a PHD camera before, but that's exactly what I need! I gave up on photography about one husband ago. I could have the best equipment in the world and still not take good photos, and there's always someone else around who can, so I just see the world through the lens of my eye. My ex took so many photos that he was an irritant (!!!) to be around on vacation trips -- we always felt like we spent half our time posing for photos and not seeing the sights. Dude's Alaska daughter has the most wonderful eye and takes a billion shots without anyone ever noticing that she's taking them. I took a few pictures with my iPhone when we were in Alaska and then she sent a few albums through the cloud and hers are just wonderful! She has an actual non-PHD camera and the colors are just so much better and more true. Holly -- I always enjoy your eye and your photos so much. I don't think we can look at nature too closely, and you take some wonderful pictures -- thank you so much for sharing them.

I am still alive in the Sock Sniper game. Now that I know what a long path my incoming sox in progress have to travel, I am fairly certain that I will be dead before I get them. The beauty of this game is that the worst that can happen is that you get a pair of hand-knit sox made by someone else -- not too bad! I guess once or twice in the past there have been instances where the sox were very badly knit and really were just not wearable. In that case, there is a group of "medics" who will knit a pair for the person who receives the faulty sox. We really try to encourage everyone to participate, and sometimes there's someone who isn't that good at sox yet, but we still want them to join in. It's a great way for people to get familiar with different patterns and construction methods.

Rained and rained and rained all night here. Our steel roof was NOISY with the rain (which is pleasant for sleeping) and the nuts (which is NOT). Today is cooler, just in the 70s, but pretty humid. I was in two minds about taking my walk this morning, but went ahead and did it. Of course it was one of the nicer ones I have had -- met a nice lady out picking up stuff from her yard and was introduced to her cats who I talk to every morning...saw several people I knew...got Ethiopian coffee instead of my regular blend -- it's all good. I was having a sort of low-energy day and the walk really perked me up.

Just after I got back to the shop, I was standing at Dude's desk talking about the day and BOOM!!! Big explosion out in the middle garage, which is just on the other side of the old windows. I looked out and saw the mechanic running. He had been putting air in a tire on the tire machine and it blew -- oh my goodness. If I wasn't awake before, I was then! Now he is half scared to use the machine and wants to rig something up so he can run it from around the corner -- I don't blame him. I guess the wheel was too large for the tire...whatever it was, I hope it won't happen again!

So now, my dear Goddesses --- I hope you have a great day. I am planning to do so.

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

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  08:42:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok! That would have made me come running out of the shop,too! Sounds like it was quite a kaboom.

Just had a work commute visit with dd. She calls on her way most mornings and we get about fifteen or twenty minutes to chat. She and bf will be here Friday night and dh and other will take then to PDX on Saturday morning for their flight to Hawaii. Yellow dog will be with us for a week. Officially, were are known to yellow Dog as going to Camp Dooda. Dd has bought a toy for each dog for their week together. So, the grand dog is coming to visit!

I want a few alliances with the PHD feature. Thank you, Holly, for pointing out the existence of these items. I will enjoy referring to them often in the future.

I hope you all have a lovely day.
Mar
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  08:44:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marie, I hope your baby is better after the mani-pedi. And yes, of course, you are right.

Mar
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3062 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3062 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  10:12:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He is much better but I am not. Lowell drove me to the vet's office which isn't too far to walk but what the heck, I wanted a ride. The vet office is booked up. They call another place "close by". She said go to 26th and walk to Hennepin, it's only a couple blocks away. Well, after Lyndale where the office was, the streets are named in alphabetical order: Aldrich, Bryant, Colfax, Dupont, Emerson, Fremont, Girard and Hennepin. Honestly, people who ride around in cars have no idea what "a couple blocks" really is. Pleasant is three blocks east of Lyndale. I guess I got my exercise today.

Now: eye appointment, Dungeons & Dragons, no cash.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  10:39:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eight is NOT a couple. Eight is four couples.

Farmgirl #6318
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  12:06:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geez Louise! It is 3:00 already. It has been very quiet here. Had lunch at Rotary today and then back to work. I have spent some time putting together some items I picked up in Alaska for a silent auction basket for our upcoming Casino Night fundraiser for Rotary. It isn't very tall -- I need to find a stuffed moose or bear to add to it to give it some height. It wouldn't be FROM Alaska, but it would make the basket look better. I have three weeks -- surely I can find something to put in there before I wrap the whole business in plastic. Then again, maybe I will just look at it for awhile and see if I like it better later on.

Cloudy and overcast and dark and threatening rain here. Looks like the forecast for the next several days. I think it might be fall!

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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  3:38:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh boy have I got a question or two for you. I recently got together with my high school BF. He was a foster kid and his foster mom did everything for hkm. Got married and his wife did everything for him. She passed four years ago and now he has his two daughters taking care of his medical stuff and his finances. I can't see us going anywhere with our relationship. He thinks his daughters were put here to take care of him. I disagree.

Oh, did I mention that he is 75 yo and I am 73.

Betty in Pasco

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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2256 Posts

G
TX
USA
2256 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  4:19:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Easy answer Betty. If you marry this guy, you will be the one taking care of him. Don't do it. Old dogs do NOT learn new tricks.
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  4:30:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
G, you are so right. Sure gets difficult when the heart is involved. Gotta think with my head!

Before in Pasco




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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  4:56:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a saying for what guys that age really want..a nurse with a purse. Betty, time to run in the other direction. Too bad. But you will be better off.



Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  4:57:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mar, my oldest called me almost every day on his way home from work. It is close to an hour drive depending on where he is working. Then he called me on Fridays when he goes up to the mountains and then on Sunday on his way home. 2.5 hours. I'm suppose to help him stay awake while he drives.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
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Handmade stuff http://www.curiousorangecat.etsy.com


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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  4:58:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thankfully I have a hands free Bluetooth. So I just do my thing while we talk.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
www.curiousorangecat.com
Handmade stuff http://www.curiousorangecat.etsy.com


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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2256 Posts

G
TX
USA
2256 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  5:33:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see people here sitting in traffic-I figure the ability to catch up on phone calls probably eliminates a lot of road rage. I take the side streets and back roads to get home and I see them all sitting there bumper to bumper stand still on the freeway and I think, yeah, they are all on their cell phones so they don't care.

We now have the second worst traffic in the nation.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2015 :  5:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

I think you are right Marie about the dog but I guess you know the answer to that argument by now. Eight is four pairs. We are doing factoring in DsC's math these days you could be his teacher. lol

We have a friend here whose camp name was moose. She collects them. Several weeks ago she was looking on Ebay for something to add to her collection. She found an entry for an Ancient Navajo moose. It was a Chai one of the Hebrew letters standing for life. It was a necklace. you could look for a polar bear or a narwhale for the basket as well maybe an orca.......

Betty you are in such a hard position. Loving and being practical. I wish Jan would pop in here she has a husband similar to your beau. Maybe she would have some words of wisdom. I wonder if your beau is trainable? What is the line in the sand? You do not need to be a mother again.

I hope yellow dog has a good visit. How nice dd is able to go to Hawaii. If you wanted to travel who would you get to take care of the horses? Does the number of spoons you have for a day limit your traveling? How is MIL? I wonder if she will meet Darlys' pool boy while she is there.

DdK took the littles to the Flynn Theater this morning to see Junie B Jones. DdK said it was a cute show. The boys enjoyed it.

This afternoon I put dsC in the tractor bucket and lifted him up to pick apples. DsC has Earthwalk tomorrow. It is an outdoor school. They spend one day a week outside all day playing games and learning skills. Tomorrow they will press cider. We do this at home as well. He hung on tight to the bucket as I was raising and lowering it. Sure was easier than making him climb in the rain.

We have had 3 inches of rain in the last two days. I am glad. it had been more than a month since we have had any kind of soaking rain.

I finished two UFOs today. I finished dsG's curtains. I had done one and the other took me maybe ten minutes to finish. I do not know if he has even noticed. The other I was just pulling two of the electrical boxes through the new plywood so I can put on the switch plate covers. Neither of them big jobs just tedious. But, aren't those the ones that remain unfinished the longest?

Tomorrow we are doing in the rest of the chickens. Tonight we went to collect the plucker and scalder.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
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