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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6764 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6764 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  09:31:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I stopped in before to this thread but it has been a little while. Have had a lot of things going on.

I don't recall ever dealing with blackflies when I was growing up in Upstate NY but here we have a time with the strawberry flies and gnats. The gnats drive me crazy all Summer. Their bites itch for days. Of course after the strawberry flies are gone we have greenheads but for some reason they do not come past the road that divides us from the lake so we only have to deal with them when down that way.

It is so muggy out today. The sun is shining or trying to slip out from behind the clouds. We are supposed to get some fairly warm temps this week. Not unusual for us this time of year. Already dealing with the ticks.

Our Spring blooms are all gone but the roses have started bloom and the peonies are out. I need to find more summer blooming plants. Love to have color in the gardens.



farm girl sister#43
http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
O, a trouble's a ton or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it!
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,
But only--how did you take it?

--Edmund C. Vance.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6764 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6764 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  09:37:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh and Bunny I am right there with you on Dr. Who. My kids got me hooked, though after David Tennet I did not want to like Matt Smith. But alas, I do like him.

farm girl sister#43
http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
O, a trouble's a ton or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it!
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,
But only--how did you take it?

--Edmund C. Vance.
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2272 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2272 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  1:10:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very Long.....I thought I would add the Deer story so all could enjoy.


Why we shoot deer in the wild (A letter from someone who wants to remain
anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this...)

I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed
it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first
step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they
congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me
when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at
the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away),
it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over
its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope.
The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They
were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up--
3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end
of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared
at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a
good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it
was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step
towards it, it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope,
and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that,
while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope
it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.

That deer EXPLODED. The second thing I learned is that pound for
pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in
that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity.
A deer-- no Chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled.
There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it
jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it
occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an
idea as I had originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not
have as much stamina as many other animals.

A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to
jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a
few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood
flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my
taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature
off the end of that rope.

I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its
neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time,
there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I
hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was
mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I
had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against
various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still
think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I
shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in.
I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to
get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap
I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back
in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.

Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a
deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when ..... I reached
up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now,
when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they
just bite you and slide off to then let go. A deer bites you and shakes
its head--almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts.

The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to
freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My
method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several
minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than
a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it.
While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached
up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.

That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right
up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level,
and their hooves are surprisingly sharp... I learned a long time ago
that, when an animal -like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves
and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a
loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will
usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.

This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such
trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a
different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run.
The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a
horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit
you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses
after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because
the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and
knocked me down. Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not
immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has
passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on
you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering
your head.

I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.
So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle
with a scope......to sort of even the odds!!

All these events are true so help me God...An Educated Farmer

Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #1682

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Kirksmom71
True Blue Farmgirl

873 Posts

Mel
Dallas Texas
USA
873 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  1:29:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!! Now I know why everyone was saying they laughed 'til they cried!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! :)

My best to all,
Mel

Sassy City Girl with Farmgirl Fantasies!
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2272 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2272 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  1:32:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Told ya so...... LOL

Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #1682

Thirty-One Independent Consultant

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My Blog

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6764 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6764 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  2:16:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh My Gosh! I am writing with tears in my eyes. I have got to read this to my deer hunter hubby.
Saying this is just too funny does not seem to do it justice.
Thanks for the giggles for the rest of the day if I keep thinking on it.


farm girl sister#43
http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
O, a trouble's a ton or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it!
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,
But only--how did you take it?

--Edmund C. Vance.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6764 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6764 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  2:27:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The look on my dh's face as I was reading this was, I don't know. I guess he couldn't believe that someone would actually do this but then he is a hunter and familiar with the ways of a deer. And to think I always encourage him to use his bow because the deer need to have a fighting chance. Now I know why he gets this look and shakes his head at me. Still laughing........

farm girl sister#43
http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
O, a trouble's a ton or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it!
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,
But only--how did you take it?

--Edmund C. Vance.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  5:42:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

I do not have skin tags. I think I am lucky to not be plagued by them. Cheri has some. I know the doctor takes her sharp knife and nicks them off sometimes. she has had them on her neck and been bothered when trying to wear necklaces. I have not seen a lot of them recently. Mar you dh is so good to take care of them for you and to be so careful not to hurt you. I do not know what causes them.

Ginny you need to update the site. It would not move for me. An idea like the Black fly breeders Association is a fun one that would raise a little money.

Bunny glad to be of service. Some of the items were odd but I know you are talented and creative.

I sent the deer story to my brother, who hunts. He has used a bow in the past to even the odds until he shredded his rotator cuffs. Yes, both of them. He said he has a friend who laid bait for the deer under a tree and climbed the tree. When the deer came the man dropped down out of the tree to land on the deer. His experience was very similar to the man in the story. Jon, said, stupid.

Today was overcast and off and on rain throughout the day. We had storm warnings from the National Weather Service around supper time and early evening. They did not amount to much in our area. I was hoping for a good rainbow but did not see any.

The pig was waiting outside the barn door when I went to do chores today. I am glad it is not wandering the woods or eaten by a wild thing. I shut them all inside for the day. They have a big space and were safe.

The carrots, lettuce. spinach and beets are on their way up. The beans are starting to sprout. Some of the seeds were not underground that is how I know. I replanted them.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 22 2013 :  7:15:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, I watched the first Dr. Who show from back in the 60's. It was so hokey! I could only get through two of them until I moved on to more modern adventures.
Denise, I agree I think David Tennant is the best. But then there have been something like 11 different Dr. Who's. Regardless I'm hooked. I'm also watching a few Torchwoods. It is a spinoff but I don't think it is as good.

Holly, I'm so glad your pig came back. I was thinking about it the other day and hoping it would. Gak on the beets! My mom loves them, I have always hated them! Especially pickled.

The job I want has posted and the college is helping me with my resume. I'm trying to be calm but having a hard time. My prayer is "don't give me the job if I can't do it". So if they pass me up, I know it wasn't meant to be. I'll be OK with it.

Glad everyone got a kick out of the deer story. Thank you Sherone for sharing it!

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - May 23 2013 :  2:19:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

I told the story wrong about the skin tags. Cheri went to have her 50 year old colonoscopy and the surgeon asked her if he could do anything else for her while she was in the twilight zone. she said can you take off these skin tags. He said sure and snipped them off. She survived both the colonoscopy and the skin tag removal.

Today has been overcast and muggy all day. Last night we had a nice lightning storm with a good bit of rain. The meat chickens are living outside now. They have enough room in their house and under their house to get out of the downpour. Yet, some still stay out in the rain and mud. their pea size brain and lack of personality make it easy for me to not regret eating them.

Bunny I will hope for what ever you are praying for as far as your job prospects.

I took C and G to the orthodontist today because they have big teeth in small mouths. We have to go back in 6 to 9 months for a look see again. G needs to have a spacer put in the top when his second front teeth come in all the way because he lost a first tooth prematurely adn the second is trying to come out in the wrong place. C will not need to have a spreader put in his upper jaw like I had feared and I am so relieved to not have to crank the screw a turn everyday until his jaw cracks to make room for his teeth. The trip to the orthodontist was my morning.

Where is Jan? I miss hearing from her and miss hearing what her weather is because it gives me a warning about what my weather will be.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - May 23 2013 :  2:50:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

No news here. The bad weather has bypassed us every time and I hope that continues. The rain is necessary but the lightning, hail, and tornadoes, I can do without.

Bunny I'm sorry getting off the wheat didn't help, because it is a difficult thing to do. I can always tell when I've eaten any grain at all, particularly wheat or corn, by the way I feel and my stomach acts afterwards. But sometimes it gets upset for no reason. I do hope you can figure out what is offending you by the process of elimination so you won't have the expensive doctor visits. Keeping my fingers crossed for that job to come through for you also. You are due some good luck.

I have had skin tags and just about everything else you can think of that can go wrong with skin. I'm on Evening Primrose Oil, Silica, and Omega-3 now and it all seems to be helping. Also using a skin lotion with COq10 from the health food store and that seems to be a lot better than the drug store lotions I have always used.

Today has been such a boring day for me I shouldn't even be posting. I've spent the day searching online all the immigration stuff and I say its no wonder people come here illegally. It seems practically impossible to get here any other way. What a huge mess.
We are looking at a 6 months to a year wait if everything goes smoothly and we don't pick an immigration officer having a bad hair day. It is really outrageous the way we are treated by our own government by people who are unqualified for their job but can not be fired.

On the other hand, my daughter is jobs coordinator for a group of disabled people, and she has been working with the IRS to place them in jobs they can handle. She says she has never worked with a nicer group of people.

Holly, I say eat the chickens, they deserve it.

Sharone, ya got any more of those funny stories? I need one.

hugs to all my sistas
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - May 23 2013 :  7:33:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, Holly, my heart goes out to you as you start another course at the orthodontist office. I remember when both kids were in braces. One day, I pulled into the orthodontist office parking lot, turned off the car and realized that I had meant to go to the grocery store. Neither child was with me. Autopilot had taken me there and I was more than a bit embarassed. But, it is testament to how many trips you end of taking there.

Bunny, keep your hopes up. A great resume, backed by your education and work experience will tell the story your potential employers need to know. I would love to hear that you are getting close to your family!

I, too, am glad to hear piggie found her way home!

Gypsy, don't get a crick in your neck from being bent over a computer doing research. I can imagine it all starts to swim before your eyes as you try to make sense of it all.

My day was pretty normal. Just keeping up with everything that needs to be done. Nothing out of the ordinary. We have bright sunshine now. The brightest it has been all day. The horses are snoozing in it. The days are getting longer. I don't look forward to having daybreak coming at 4:30, but it will soon enough.

Hope you all have a lovely night,
Marianne
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 23 2013 :  8:11:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, I'm almost afraid to get my hopes up. Things don't usually work out for me. However having said that, I got another piece of good news today. My friend whose daughter has this job now and is the CFO of another company said I could use her as a reference. She also had a field trip to the plant today and said everyone there was really nice.



Farmgirl number 3738
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - May 23 2013 :  8:16:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny send out positive vibes! Remember the laws of attraction. What you send out is what you will get back.
Believe you will get this job!!!

hugs to all my sistas
Gypsy #3534
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - May 23 2013 :  8:18:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, that is a HUGE coup for you. This gal's reference on your resume will carry a lot of weight. Congratulations! You will soon be saying, "Things just work out for me lately!"

what is the timeline for the closure of the job posting?

Marianne
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2272 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2272 Posts

Posted - May 24 2013 :  06:36:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny....I hope that the job thing works out for you. It's so hard starting a new job. I've been in my current position for 9 years and would be so uncomfortable to have to do job interviews. I wish you all the good luck in the world.

We are taking the "new" old camper out for it maiden run this weekend. We are taking it to our family ranch for a fun working weekend. I finished painting the inside last night and hunky hubby is working on getting the bed set up today. I will be ready to start packing it for the trip when i get off work today. Full report on Tuesday!



Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #1682

Thirty-One Independent Consultant

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 24 2013 :  08:36:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, I don't know the closure date. It doesn't say and it also doesn't say what the pay scale is. I don't want to apply till I talk to my friends daughter. Hopefully this weekend. I have already rewritten my résumé 3 times myself. Still waiting on the college career guy for his input.



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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 24 2013 :  08:38:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I dreamed I owned chickens last night. Dream was alllllll about chickens. Where is Mr. Freud when you need him.

Farmgirl number 3738
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - May 24 2013 :  4:15:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

I am glad to hear from you even when you are bored, Gypsy.

Overcast and raining all day long. The ground will not be a fire danger for a long time now.

We played Flinch and Quiddler with the littles today. Kethry and Talie and I each paired with a little. Flinch is a game I have had since I was a little myself. My mother gave it to me and we still use that deck. It is a math sequencing game. Quiddler is a spelling game. Each person is dealt three cards and then draws one. The person needs to make a three letter word. We played three letter words until 100 points. The directions say to do three letter words, next hand is four letter words and so on up until ten letter words.

We had scallops and rice for supper. I thought it was good.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - May 24 2013 :  6:19:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just got home from working, eating and shopping. Sunday I fell, and hit my shoulder on one of my planters. I have a deep bruise about the size of a large apple. At least I did not break any bones, or knock any teeth loose this time. I am also glad it was not the other shoulder that was replaced, or I would have had some sort of damage to it. We put up our new canopy on Sunday, set up our lawn furniture in it. It looked so nice. We had rain on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. With snow flurries yesterday!!!!! Well, we had such high winds on Wednesday that it blew our canopy over and we had to take it down and put everything away. We bought some weights for it so that it will keep it from flipping again. The cover for our grill blew off and we never did find it, it blew over 2 blocks away!!!! We had the high winds for 2 days. Yesterday was only in the 40s all day, our nights have been in the 20s again. Today got up to 55 degrees with sun, supposed to be nice all weekend now, but only up to 60, if we are lucky. I don't care, as long as we don't have those high winds.
I have to work again tomorrow, so that is cutting my holiday weekend short again. I hope by Sunday I will be able to plant something!!!! I need to get started soon. Maybe I can get my beans, peas and herbs planted, I am hoping.
Hope all are doing well and will have a great weekend. We will attempt to put up our canopy again this Sunday, then I can glamp it up and get our lights strung around it. Can't wait to be outdoors again!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Janet
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doll58maker
True Blue Farmgirl

2258 Posts

G
TX
USA
2258 Posts

Posted - May 24 2013 :  7:57:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My gosh, Janet---so sorry about that fall! Didn't you fall not that long ago also? I know my balance isn't what it used to be. Years ago I took some skiing lessons and the instructor taught us how to fall. It has helped me break a fall properly a few times. At least not break anything. That sounds like a pretty bad bruise--maybe you should have that looked at. I know you and hubby are excited about the canopy, particularly after such a dreadful cold winter.

Bunny I've been trying to think what the chicken dream meant. Since we don't know, let's just pretend they mean good luck!

Today we had absolutely terrible storms. I checked the weather before I left and it said 10% chance of rain. So I went to the city and did a few things. Got a facial and put a deposit down on an apt for B and I to have a place to live and it started to drizzle. I figured a light shower. I wanted to look at special occasion dresses and Marianne had told me to look at Coldwater Creek. They had some pretty ones online. So instead of heading on home, I figured I had time to look at the dresses and still beat rush hour traffic. Big mistake. . Came out of the store to a torrential downpour. Got soaking wet getting to my car. Of course today was the day I decided to wear expensive leather shoes instead of my usual flip flops. So now it's raining, thunder, lightning, the whole works. So I had to wait for it to clear up, which it never did, and I got to creep along in Friday Memorial Day traffic. What would normally take 30 minutes took 2 and a half hours. Saw 3 wrecks.

Note to self: don't go to the city on Friday if its a holiday weekend. Another note to self: don't believe the weather guessers.



hugs to all my sistas
Gypsy #3534

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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - May 24 2013 :  7:57:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jan, You are lucky that you survived that tumble with just a bruise. But, my goodness, the size of an apple is quite a large bruise. Hope you are feeling ok to put up your canopy. That sounds like it might be quite a challenge with a sore shoulder. Good luck getting some gardening in!

Holly, you put on the best dinners, I have to say! I never served such a large variety of meals to my family. I just was never interested in putting on such a nice meal. We have Quiddler and my favorite game is Set. Also, by the same company.

Bunny, I saw that dreaming about chickens can mean that you have a lot of worries from lots of different directions.

Had some hail this evening after dinner and then a really wide rainbow. It had been a while since I had seen a rainbow so it was quite a treat!

Hope you all enjoy this not so warm weathered Memorial Day Weekend.
marianne

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Bearclover
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Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
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Posted - May 25 2013 :  09:26:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Janet, we just don't bounce like we did as kids anymore. Hope your bruise heals up fast.

Marianne, you are spot on with the worry. I'm trying not to but can't help it. My internship took the wind out of my sails and I'm so afraid this job will be more than I can handle. Not that I can't do it, but that I will drive everyone crazy taking too long to learn what I need to be useful. Plus getting the job means some major maneuvering on my part to get there.
I have already decided to donate what fabric I can't sell to the senior center here. I also need time for a major reduction of sewing stuff I just don't need. It will be a major purge. Then there is the worry if I get the job, I won't have the money or energy to get everything in order and finish up school. This rainy weather has been hard on my fibro. I'm just worn out much too early in the day. There are just so many moving parts. But none of it will stop me if I do get the job. I'm just voicing my worries to make them go away!
I do have solutions to some of the problems... If they work out. My fabric yard sale next weekend could help with the money aspect of things. I have a few friends I may ask for help in purging my sewing stuff. My mom has people from the church that will help me load a trailer for moving. My son may even come up to help too. So there are some solutions in the mess.
I'm trying to tell myself to stop worrying about something that hasn't happened yet.

Enough of my whining....

Gypsy, sounds like quite a day in the city for you. Sorry your good shoes...and you got soaked. It is hard to remember about The Friday before a three day weekend commute. Always no fun. I can remember a 45min drive taking 3 hours. Live and learn.

Anyway, today is a big long homework day. Better get to it.


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marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
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Posted - May 25 2013 :  5:17:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, it is a good use of time to strategize how to make the move and what to do with your things. But, worrying is exhausting. I hope you can plan and not wear yourself out. Stop doubting your abilities. It is the employer's job to determine whether you are a good fit for the job. Just put your best foot forward and do not downplay your strengths. Everyone has to be trained and everyone has areas that take a bit longer to pick up. Everything will work out because it has to.

I did a bunch of cooking today. Made two fritattas (potato, bacon, bell pepper, mushroom and cheddar), spare ribs, rhubarb crumble and, of course, salad. I have chicken marinating and I will roast sweet potatoes, eggplant, peppers and onions tomorrow. Plus, we will be bbq-ing this holiday, too!

I can't wait to hug my daughter. It just feels so good to have my heart near hers. She is one of my most favorite people. Good-hearted, strong, honest, hard-working. Just all those good things that every mother knows her daughter is. Forgive me for going on.

Hope you are having a great day,
Marianne
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Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
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Posted - May 25 2013 :  5:44:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

A thoroughly nasty day here in the Green Mountains. Rain, wind and snow flurries. High today 41. We have a decorative windmill in the rose bushes and it's little propellers have been going full speed all day. I am glad Jan that we will get nice weather soon. The mama cows parked their sons in the barn while they went out to eat the grass. While the bull calves are eating grass they still can get their nourishment from their mamas so they do not need to suffer in the cold rain and sleet.

Jan sorry to hear about your fall the bruise sounds nasty and will be with you for a long time.

Bunny I am not sure what the Freudian interpretation of chicken dreams would be. Maybe that you are taking care of yourself and know what to do that is best for you. How are the plants in the hay growing? One step at a time and all of the pieces come together. I used to worry about doing everything and then it dawned on me that by the time the event came that I was worried about it was over and I had worked my self up into a good tizzy for nothing. Breathing comes with age.

Ah Marianne I am glad to hear you looking forward to moments of joy. You have done well in your job as a mama to have such a wonderful daughter and such a loving relationship. We should all be so blessed.

Gypsy, are you decorating the apartment with or without B? When do you see him again? Is it near your daughter's house? What are you doing with your little trailer? So many questions.

I did all of the articles on my to do list today. Made bread, screwed the deep sink to the floor so the boys can not move.it, moved the 50 pound bags of flour into the pantry, laundry ever loving laundry, and some other things I can not remember. We are moving some of the firewood to the other section of the barn. It is so nice to have so many people to carry the wood takes so much less time. the drain pipe from the washers to the septic is leaking someplace down in the barn and Talie was supposed to pull of the covering so I could fix it. Talie needs to finish the job tomorrow. It is nice that he is so tall now so he can reach it with out a ladder.

Sweet dreams,


Holly
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