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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  04:31:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everybody!

It's warmer here in the northeast today - no frost, thank goodness! I'm just not ready for the cold weather yet!

For everybody who asked - yes, shoofly pie is very sweet! It doesn't taste like pecan pie, but has a similar consistency. It has a very strong molasses flavor. It is one of those things you either crave or hate!!

I'm so glad to be included in your swap, and Staci, I will e-mail you and try to figure out how to do this! I'm new at swaps, so forgive me while I learn the ropes.

Hi Bunny - I do so hope the opportunity with the quilt shop works out for you.

Hi Megan - what school do you go to? Since I'm so new I need to catch up on everybody!

Darlene & Tammy - keeping you both in my prayers. I hope things improve for you real soon.

While we're talking about prayers, could I please ask for some for a very dear friend? She is 63 years old, and she and her husband just received permanent custody of their 9 year old granddaughter. The childs father is in jail and the mother is on drugs. My friend is so overwhelmed right now trying to figure out how to take care of this very emotionally troubled child.

It's been a busy week getting ready for the farm show this weekend, but I think I'm almost there. I'm looking at the huge pile in my living room that needs to go and thinking it's never gonna fit in my Honda - may need to make two trips! Thank goodness it's only about 20 miles away!

Tonight my boyfriend (that sounds strange when you're my age, but what else would you call him) and I are going to see The Drifters at a local casino. The company I work for was giving away free tickets, and I was lucky enough to get two. It will be a nice evening, I'm sure.

Oh yeah, and I made brownies last night, so there are some in a tin on the porch for you if you get hungry!

Cheers!
Luanne

beekeepersgirl #691

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  05:34:31 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Tammy-I'm sorry about your day. I hope today is better for you. I'm thinking about ya.

Lida-you sound like me on Monday. I got up at 3am and by the time my husband got up, all the chores were done and I could spend the day embroidering.

Luanne-your friend is in my prayers. If she can afford it, I highly suggest counseling for the little one-it will really help in the long run. I'm sorry that she and her granddaughter have to go through this.

I am up early this morning. Lola (one of my dogs) had a little bit of a sour tummy this morning. She is fine now, snoozing next to me. I'm gonna need some of that coffee and brownies to get me through the morning.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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staci860
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Staci
Newville PA
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  05:55:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning Ladies! Missed you all yesterday....hubby decided to take the day off, so my plans changed and I didn't make it out to the porch. But it was a good day.

Luanne - Hi partner! I'm looking forward to swapping with you and I'm pretty laid back so don't stress about it. I also will be praying for your friend's situation. That's so rough. Your shoo-fly pie recipe looks just like ours - YUMMY!!! We definitely favor the wet-bottom version in our neck of PA, too.
Peggy - yep, the UpRise Fest is a Christian music festival - with harder rockin' groups - Skillet, Disciple, Decyfer Down, Red, Fireflight, Newsboys...and a bunch of others. Sometimes hard on the ears but the scriptures brought out in a way that reaches a whole new set of people.
Bunny - waiting to hear more wonderful news for you....and am so thankful that your son is getting the time he needs.
Megan and Lida - I'd love to swap photos with you and anyone else I may have forgotten.
Darlene- I'm praying for you sweet lady. My heart is heavy for you and I just want you to know that we appreciate you and your willingness to be here and organize things when life seems to be knocking you around.
Tammy - you are heavy on my heart also, I pray that your family situation will improve and that you will have peace in it.
Monica - make sure you're getting those zzzzzs and not getting too worn.
Waving to the rest of you, Pam, Cherime, Lea, and all of you wherever you are and praying that you have a great Wednesday!


Blessings, staci FG# 973
:o )

Joshua 24:15 - ...choose this day whom you will serve,...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  06:36:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So sorry Tammy. And I have been through the mill more times than I care to count with the step daughters but it all came right in the end thank God. I made the discovery that my non-paying renters were smoking up stairs last evening. My bed is just across the wall and I was wondering why my sinuses were causing me to lose sleep as they hadn't acted up that badly in years. Had to tell them to go outside with that. This is a no smoking house. Has to be my poor body cannot take going to work on 4 or 5 hours sleep and dealing with sinus problems at the same time. I need to work. I am the one keeping the light and heat on. My girl dog need prayer as she is not feeling well and I do not have the money to take her to the vet. ARRRGH provision is such a pain. More of it Lord!

CMF
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Rxgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

216 Posts

Dana
Id
USA
216 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  07:21:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny- so excited for you, I've always wanted to learn to quilt. The shop opportunity sounds wonderful

Tammy-I'm so sorry for all the recent troubles, I hope things get better soon

Megan- I agree, we need to see a picture of you in your dress

Luanne-the shoefly pie sounds yummy, can't wait to try it. Will keep your friend in my thoughts

Cherime- prayers for your puppy

Monica-glad the job is going well, sounds like it's keeping you busy at the very least!

Lida- are you going to guatemala for your charity?-it's such a beautiful country;I would love to see it some day

Peggy- I'm so jealous you got tomatoes, our spring was so terrible here nothing's making it. I'm putting a tarp over the garden in the hopes I'll get some tomatoes be december

Feels like I haven't been on the porch in forever. Our anniversary date was fun. Saw a terrible movie but had a great dinner and I must admit it was nice to be away from the kids for 4 hours and have hubby to myself. Things have been so busy for me recently and don't know why...I guess it's the getting ready for winter around here that's taking up so much time (not to mention 2 babes) Came home yesterday to find my 14yr old dog stuck in the kiddie pool. She has arthritis REALLY badly in her back and has a hard time getting around. She must have fallen in and couldn't get out. I ran out and got her out but she was shaking uncontrollably and wouldn't get up. I gave her some of my husband's Xanax and she slept for a few hours. I really thought she was just shutting down and dying. But at dinnertime she got up, went outside and ate, and seems to be ok now. I feel so bad for her, I don't think she can make it thru the winter but I don't think she's ready to be put to sleep yet either. I hope she'll just go in her sleep so I don't have to make that decision.
On a positive note, I'm really excited...flying up to our property in Idaho next week to meet with the well driller and get a well put in. I love it up there and can't wait to spend a few hours walking the land. I wish we could move up there now but the pay is so different for us that we have to stay put for a few more years to save up some money. Oh well, patience is a virtue, right?

Hope everyone has a beautiful day!



farmgirl #1432


"He who throws mud only loses ground"-Fat Albert

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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  08:01:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is cold & rainy here but love to sit out on the porch with a quilt & listen to the rain. Prayers are going out while I am sitting here for all of you who have challenges this week. It seems the world is full of challenges today. Sitting here trying to figure out what to do re: job & not enough hours & money. Maybe a cup of tea will help.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  08:25:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karla, let us agree in prayer that the Father who is our provider will indeed provide. My Allan and I used to joke about how it was always "Jesus Just In Time". So we are looking for that just in time rescue again.

CMF
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  09:09:57 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cherime-I'm thinking about you and lots of prayers to you pup. Healing, healthy, uplifting vibes coming your way.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  5:13:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone! Okay, for all of you who want to see in my dress, you'll have to wait until after homecoming weekend:) Which is the weekend of the 16th in October.
Luanne, I'm a freshman at an all-girls Catholic high school that's a short distance from my house.
Today was an okay day. I've pretty much got my routine down pat. We got our club packet today, and I think I'm going to do Book Club and Best Buddies, which is a program where we mentor kids with special needs. It sounds cool, so I'm probably going to do it! Then I'm also doing Campus Ministry Council. Very busy bee these days, but I will always make time for my sisters!
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

1853 Posts

Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
1853 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  7:17:09 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone.

Poor doggies...Prayers for them both. I could just cry thinking about them.

Megan...We are blessed to have such a wonderful young lady on our porch.. Most kids your age wouldn't be here as you can see!
Keep up the good work.

Lida and Pam...Sleeplees nites...Many more than I can count but sure do accomplish alot then. When my kids were home and had friends sleep over they would warn them that I might vacumn at 3am and not to worry!LOL!

Bunny and Luanne...Emailed you.

My garden is still producing zuchinni, butternut squash, peppers, eggplant, waxbeans, and tomatoes. With the temp going in the 90s this weekend I hope the rest of my tomatoes ripen. If not I will pickle them green.

Lida...I'm filling my tubs up tomorrow for a few last dips for Jackie and me. She loves to get in the tub.

First swap partners all set? Any ? just email me.

Other porchies I need your BDs please.


Blessings and Peace,
Darlene
Sister 1922

God first, everything else after!

DNA doesn't make us sisters, Love does!

The road to a friends house is never to long!




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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1377 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1377 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  7:29:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening ladies,
thanks for all the prayers. Darlene sweet partner...I have never been on a cruise..so I say lets go..heheh thanks for explaining the swap. I am excited about this swap. I appreciate the prayers ladies. I so need them in regards to stepson... honestly it is exhausting and it is but I trust God with all my heart that no matter what happens He will take care of us all as He always has. I just hate bumps in the road. School was good but I have a little butterfly that bless her dear heart has a learning disability and we had a meeting for her today. Honestly I feellike a failure as a teacher even though they say I have done all I can but there is a possibility she may leave ou8r school to go to the public where they can give her more help. Being a christian school we don't have access to as many resources but we are trying to look at all options so she can stay in our school. My heart is sad. The whole meetting was about all she can't do and I said but she can do so much. But the meeting as they informed me was about what she can't do. I think the two work together. She is the most kind and loving little butterfly and I don't want her to go although I know she needs a lot more help. I am hoping to at least keep her this year. Please pray that we as a team of teachers and professionals can come to a plan that is best for my little butterrfly.

Thanks ladies for letting me share my heart here. This place is so special to me. You are all so special and I feel like I have the sisters I never had.

But on the positive it was a beautiful fall day! God is a beautiful artist.

well need to fininsh my lessons for bible study as it is tomorrow and got a bit behind on my homeowrk

love and hugs
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

http://breathsoffaith.blogspot.com

Farm Sister #1889
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  8:14:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tammy, that story makes me want to become a teacher for kids with disablities! I'm actually probably going to do a club at school where we mentor kids with disabilies (mental or otherwise).
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae


At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  9:18:15 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Girls! I have missed you all so much! My life is so busy that I just haven't had time to post much. How are you all doing?
I hope everyone is doing well. :)
Hugs,
Hannah

Farmgirl sister #1219

Lifes not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Just a small town country girl, farmgirl,loggergirl, trying to live her dreams. :)

P.s. I've been playing around with the spelling of my name ( weird I know) and I've decided that I will stick with Hannah for good. Sorry I got you all confused. Hugs!!
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6013 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6013 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  12:36:16 AM  Show Profile  Send LadyInRed a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Luanne...I will be praying for your 63 yr old friend who is a Grandma/now turned Mother again. Wow...I cannot even imagine that! But
I know that she is the new breed of Grandma...many are having to raise their grand-kids these days because of the drug addictions of the parents. So sad!!!
Pam...Oh, a whole day to embroidery...lucky girl! What are you
working on this time?
Staci...I really like some of the Christian Alternative Rock bands. Newsboys are great!
Cherime...I know that cig. smoke is really bad on the sinus system if you are not use to being around it. I actually have an allergy to it...so, I could sympathize with your NOSE! LOL
Dana...Great to have you back on the Porch. I figured that the new job must be keeping you pretty busy girl. My tomatoes that I thought I saved...from vine rot...are now just rotting in the house. So, I'm like you...NOT a great year for Gardens here either. Where in Idaho is your property? Is it on a Lake? I have several friends that live in Idaho, so I'm just curious.
Tammy...Praying for your little butterfly with the learning problem. Hopefully her parents will let her finish out the year in the Christian School with you. Oh, if we could be all things to all children...wouldn't it be wonderful? But I know God can be!
Megan...We could use more specialized teachers for kids with disabilities. It would help the kids and our regular teachers who can't give the much needed extra one-on-one time with these kids. I have a friend who calls them Handi-Capable! I love that!
Hannah...glad that you popped onto the Porch tonight. I just love having you and Megan here. You keep us all young at heart!
Karla...while you Quilt and pray, I will knit and pray right beside you for all our precious sisters who need lifted up to The Lord.
Darlene...I am so happy that somebody had a great Garden this year. Sounds like yours is still doing great. And I would hop over for one last dip in my Red Tub if I wasn't leaving for Seattle tomorrow.
Lida...It isn't as sad having to put your Garden to Bed for the Winter when it hasn't produced well for you. It is almost a relief to
just let it go and pray for a better growing season next year. LOL

Well Porchies...I will be gone again for another four days. This time to Seattle to babysit the Grand-daughter which I am so looking forward to. I am taking the Train...which will be a fun new experience for me.
So, other than missing the hubby and my dog and all you girls for a weekend...I am looking forward for some playtime with my dgd.

Love and Prayers for ALL,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com
A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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staci860
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Staci
Newville PA
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  05:09:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, enjoy the weekend with your dgd, and the train ride - I've always wanted to do that. I'd love to take the scenic trip across the Canadian provinces - have any of you done that?


Blessings, staci FG# 973
:o )

Joshua 24:15 - ...choose this day whom you will serve,...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  06:22:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have rocketed down the Alcan to the Carriar and then down to the Yellow Head Hwy to the lower 48 many times. I do enjoy that route as it is much shorter and not quite so touristy. Although I have never encountered anything but courtesy from a Canadian. It always helped that my Scots card carrying alien was able to revert to Canadian in a heartbeat. He came into the USA from Canada as his family emigrated from Glasgow to Canada when he was little. He was a real "Scottie" a mechanic that could fix anything. I never worried even when what we were driving was ten years old. We would get where he was taking us. Have a great day ladies. And the B day is 12/28/43. Hugs to all Cherime

CMF
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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  06:35:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everybody!

My boyfriend and I had an opportunity to go to a concert last night - free tickets available through my job. We saw The Drifters. You younger ladies probably don't remember them, but us older chicks sure do. They were awesome! I can't believe some of them are in their 70's now and still sing just as good as they ever did! It was a such a fun evening and brought back a lot of good memories for both of us!

Busy getting ready for the farm show this weekend. Darlene - I'm so glad you are going to come -I just can't wait to meet you in person!

Staci - I'm really looking forward to our swap, and enjoyed your e-mail. I'll write back soon.

Have a wonderful day everybody.........

Luanne

beekeepersgirl



Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  06:42:50 AM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Luanne, that sounds like a lot of fun! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. :)
Thank you so much Peggy!
Hugs,
Hannah

Farmgirl sister #1219

Lifes not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Just a small town country girl, farmgirl,loggergirl, trying to live her dreams. :)

P.s. I've been playing around with the spelling of my name ( weird I know) and I've decided that I will stick with Hannah for good. Sorry I got you all confused. Hugs!!
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  5:03:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aww, thanks Peggy!
Hannah, it's good to see you again! I read your email and thought that maybe you missed the C, but you didn't!
Homework, then maybe a little tv, reading, shower, bed. Not neccesarily in that order! Tomorrow we don't have rugby practice, so my Mom and I are going to have a little girls' night out in celebration of her birthday since on Tuesday I had rugby!
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  8:25:54 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Megan, I hope you have alot of fun tomorrow night with your mom! Tell her happy birthday for me!
Hugs,
Hannah

Farmgirl sister #1219

Lifes not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Just a small town country girl, farmgirl,loggergirl, trying to live her dreams. :)

P.s. I've been playing around with the spelling of my name ( weird I know) and I've decided that I will stick with Hannah for good. Sorry I got you all confused. Hugs!!
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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

1853 Posts

Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
1853 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2010 :  8:47:34 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Just got home about an hour ago. My husband and I were in a terrible car accident today. Someone tried to turn left into our path when we had a green lite and hit us on the drivers side and spun our car around and totaled it. He fled the scene but was caught. We were transported via ambulance to the ER. We were both full of glass and bleeding here and there. Back and neck pain as would be expected. My husband was trasferred to a trauma center closer to home for glass embedded in his left eye. Our daughter brought me home so I could take care of the dog and our son went with Sam. I am sore but know it is all muscular. Will take ibuprofen and muscle relaxer if I need them, but most likely not. I'm not big on drugs. The kicker is the guy probably has no insurance and may be illegally here. The cop told us that. Thank God because if you would see the car, it should have been much worse. God is good all the time and in all things.


Blessings and Peace,
Darlene
Sister 1922

God first, everything else after!

DNA doesn't make us sisters, Love does!

The road to a friends house is never to long!




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Lida
True Blue Farmgirl

157 Posts

Lida
Rochester NY
USA
157 Posts

Posted - Sep 24 2010 :  02:51:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlene- Thank you Jesus for protecting you and your DH. I am sure that you are feeling everyone of those muscles, bumps and cuts today. Oh, please be gentle with yourself. How is DH's eye? Hugs and prayers!

Lida
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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Sep 24 2010 :  04:11:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Darlene how awful - I hope you and hubby are OK. Please keep us posted on how you are both doing.

Bring hubby with you to the porch and relax for the day.

Hugs,
Luanne

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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staci860
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Staci
Newville PA
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Sep 24 2010 :  05:17:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Darlene, I'm so sorry to hear that. I'll pray that your pain will be less than expected and that your husband's eye will be alright.

Blessings, staci FG# 973
:o )

Joshua 24:15 - ...choose this day whom you will serve,...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Sep 24 2010 :  08:33:00 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Darlene! Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry but I'm glad that you are okay. Healing vibes and prayers sweetie! Rest! Rest! Rest!

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