February 26, 2009 - Msg 70604: You know what you need, Ro, is a bunch of those color wheels that used to come with the aluminum Christmas trees....just kidding ;) Would be an interesting, "carnival" kind of look, ha. Would it be possible to put something in front of the lights, rather that something that actually adheres to the lights? Or how about getting some large chinese latterns to put over them...might start a fire, but might not.

Got to get Erin to school..

Boo

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70605: Good morning everyone.

I thank you for the thoughts and prayers you extended to Zac, his family, and ours, too. It has been a difficult week. Itís never easy when someone so young and healthy passes. We didnít know Zac well, we do know his mom and Nora is friendly with his younger sister, who the Mrs. coached. School has been hard for all the kids, but made easier by the great support system they have there. Seeing the way this has been handled, I simply canít imagine how a public school would do it. Iím not denigrating public schools, but at a time like this itís so wonderful that the kids are in a family type environment, even at schoolóa place where hugs given whenever needed and place where prayer can be done openly with friends, teachers, and parents.

Zacís passing is made much easier by the fact that he was right with the Lord. He was a good kid with a big heart, and an enthusiastic love for Christ. I wonít go into all the details, but be encouraged to know that even in death his spirit is striving to bring others to Christ. What a legacy for someone so young.

Feelings are funny things. I have been very sad, but not weepy or anything. Still, I have been in a funk for about a week now. Zacís illness and death has made put my mind in a fuzz. All week I have found it difficult to concentrate on much else, or really get interested in anything. Thatís why I didnít come around the last few days. I canít help but put myself in Zacís momís place, but I guess thatís what parents do when something like this happens. Itís starting to subside, but your prayers are still appreciated. I donít like being this ďself focused.Ē

We found out that Zac died of the influenzaóthe garden-variety flu. After the second plasma exchange his body just couldnít take it anymore and he had a heart attack. With modern medicine and our sense of invulnerability we forget that something like the flu can kill. Typically itís the very young, very old, or people with compromised immune systems. But sometimes itís having an unknown genetic predisposition, like Zac, and getting the wrong bug at the wrong time.

On a more positive note, the Mrs. had her sonogram on Monday. We are pleased to report that we expect another little girl to add to our family on July 8. The girls are of course very happy; Chad not so much. He had been looking for someone to play ďboy stuffĒ with.

Thanks for listening to all my ramblings. I havenít had a chance to go back and read the archives, but I offer my own prayers for you all and your needs. Iíll be back later or tomorrow, Iím sure in better spirits. I look forward to being my regular old annoying self again soon.

Me-They

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70606: good morning porch. just a quick update on pappa bear home and on april 28th i will return to hospital for suegery my prayers are with each of you. let;s go to the bluebird diner for lunch. pappa bear

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70607:
PappaBear- good to hear that you are out of the hospital. You will be in my prayers concerning the
surgery.
ME-They- My condolences and deepest sympathies, my friend. You take care and let time and the Lord do his work on you and yours. The flu- wow that is amazing.
As for the public school thing, I dont mean to be
a wise guy, but it is time that we all stand up
and remind "public schools" that the "public" part of them is OUR tax money; and any student or
taxpayer has freedom of speech there. Anyone who is there can pray there any day the week. We start standing
up for that right again, not necessarily in an
"overbearing" way, but not cowering when the topic
arises. I say right-on when these students pray
at their graduastions etc, as it is their right to do so.
OK, sliding soapbox back under the porch.
Have a great day!
MDC


February 26, 2009 - Msg 70608: So glad to hear from you Me-They, and thanks for what you shared about Zac. It's very good to know. I know very well about having your "mind in a fuzz". It seems I have had alot of that the past couple of years, and thankfully you have all been here to pray and help me when I needed it most. I, like you, tend to get very sad thinking of the parents who are left here having to deal with the death of a child and the only advice I can give is that when I feel that pain, I try to channel it into prayer on their behalf and try to remember that God is the God of all comfort and that his grace is always present for such times...remember the story we have talked about when I shared about Corrie Ten Boom, who hid jews in her home during WW2? When she was a child and fretting over something, her father would tell her, "If you were going on a train ride to visit Grandma, when would I give you the ticket?" Corrie would say, "When it is time to board the train." Father would reply, "That's right, and so it is with your heavenly father, when grace is needed, it will be there, not before". I have thought of that often over the years and it comforts me concerning others who are grieving. I pray for them that God's grace would sustain and comfort them.

I'm glad you're back because you are far from annoying! :)

Boo

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70609:
Boo- good sweep!
MDC
Earnest T- "What's the matter?, I passed it,
I didnt HEAVE it!" (:

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70610:
Didnt see you there Boo- good thoughts-thanks!
MDC

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70611: BORROWED TIME.

The hands of time are turning
Without attaining rest.
To ever present changes
All Nature can attest.
Season rushes season,
What bloomed just yesteday,
Brings forth fruit for the heavest;
Time moves without delay.
No man can change God's precepts,
Nor make the time stand still.
We all must follow schedules,
Have duties to fulfill.
We work and rest, we win and lose,
Our days are hastening by.
Oh, how love the joyful hours
Without a tear or sigh.
And someday, looking back on life,
On joys, on on grief, and pain,
We wish we could begin anew
And live life over again.

TOM:)

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70612:
Thanks Tom, another gem!
And just when we needed it;
your timing is impeccable!
MDC :)

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70613: Slow day here on the porch, eh?

You are welcome, MDC.

Thanks for the poem, TOM. How are things going with your little neice?

Boo

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70614: Hi All. Was a warm day 60derg.
Boo she is doing fine and the Doc said that she look good .

TOM:)

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70615: Im still here gang!....been busy here at the doghouse...willread up tomorrow at work...hope all is well....prayers....im hungry!...SPOT

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70616: Glad to hear it, TOM!

"Hey" to SPOT.

Boo

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70617: Hey Boo,Romeena,Tom,Rev and all...I got to go to bed....waffle house in the morning...promise I will read tomorrow...SPOT

February 26, 2009 - Msg 70618:
Hello porch family.....Just a quick check in to dust off my rocker. Been a busy day today and still got things to get done.
Prayers and love for all the porch family. See ya'll at the Waffle House in the morning. Jesus loves you!
-REV.


February 27, 2009 - Msg 70619: Im back at work...hey Rev dont work to hard...when you hit the road again...ok...lets load up and head to waffle house....SPOT

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70620: I know the feeling, REV. I only got 2 loads of laundry done yesterday so I still have more to do, among other things. Things have been tougher on the home schooling front. The work is getting harder and Sean is not exactly motivated. It is getting stressful because I have to instruct him more. The kind of curriculum we use is very good at giving instructions and making kids work on their own but that only goes so far and then I have to do the teaching. In some ways it's a great thing because I am really brushing up on my English and History, and Science! For Sean it's torture, though. That kid hates schoolwork more than anything and I wish I could change that...don't know how, though. I guess it is just really hard for him with the dyslexia, although, he is doing much better in many ways.

Well, I had a message late on my phone from a very dear young friend who goes to church with me and she was crying and asking me to pray for her mom, Terri (who is also a good friend from church). She was afraid she might try to kill herself! Can you believe it? Another friend thinking of ending it all. She has "issues" and is bi-polar and apparently has been off her meds for a week or so due to a problem with her doctor. Also, one of her beloved dogs was killed yesterday by one of her horses and that was kind of the final straw for her. If you wouldn't mind, she could use a prayer today. Thanks, friends.

Hope the porch is fuller today. Seems like alot of busy folks this week.

Better get Erin up..

Love,
Boo

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70621: ...is "fuller" a word?? :-)

Boo

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70622: And here I thought I was brushing up on my English....sheesh!

Boo

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70623: Two words...."Where's Sterling?"

Boo

OK, I am really leaving this time. I promise...

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70624: Mornin' y'all- I'm still around,in case you were wondering! Taking care of Laci since Tuesday & she's been sick with strep throat & tonsillitis.On top of that,mr.possum decided that he'd take a couple of days off from work during this time and hang around the house(think he wanted to be here with Laci)so it's been a doozy of a time! She's feeling better,he's back at work,and Laci should go home today.I am having visions of me all alone on a tropical island.Just want some rest!
Haven't read & caught up with things-hope all's well. Will be back when I can. love to all!
**********
possum

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70625: Good morning everyone.

I finally had the opportunity to catch up, at least a little.

I second the APB for STERLING, as well as AFD, HAZEL, and others.

Me-They

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70626: "Where's Sterling?", Boo? Well, I'll tell you. Right now he is sitting at the Toyota dealership, again, getting the car fixed, now that they finally have the part they needed. Some kind of sensor.
I brought the laptop along this time. The PSP didn't work too well last time.

Sorry and saddened about Zac, Me-They. I can't imagine what the parents are going through. And I hope none of us ever have to, you know?!

-Sterling Holobyte

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70627: Hey Me-They. Hope you are feeling better today.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70628: Oh, and a side note to TvLand, if you happen to be reading this.
It doesn't matter how many times you incessantly play those promos for "High School Reunion" before, during, and after TAGS episodes, and even in between all that, I still am not going to watch that insipid program, so make like a kid with some construction paper in art class and CUT IT OUT!


There, I feel better.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70629: Good morning porch friends! I took the day off today to try and get caught up on some things around here and to just plain try to rest a bit. These last 2 weeks have been so stressful around here. Between the crazy lady and this new foster dog, it's been one thing after another. Poor little Lizzy (I didn't like the name Izzy, so I switched it) has had a rough week. Dr. Steve wants to try to get her off the Clomipramine that she is on and get her on something else that won't be as damaging to her liver. It takes 30-60 days to flush it out of her system so we started by lowering her dose, well, that was a nightmare, Wed afternoon, while I was downstairs grooming, I could hear alot of noise coming from upstairs so I went to check on her and she had chewed the entire end off her tail! Blood everywhere and I couldn't get the bleeding to stop, I also had 2 dogs in the shop and couldn't just leave, so Mr. Neff came home to get her and get her to Dr. Steve. Her little tail is healing again and we are back up to the original dose of meds, so we have to come up with another way to get her meds switched. It's sad to watch her sometimes, then other times, it just makes my heart smile to watch her actually just be a dog. If I could get my hands on the folks that caused this poor baby to begin that downward spiral, I'd likely be in jail somewhere!
Well, off to get some errands run, in the pouring rain no less, then back to work on a stained glass project that should have been ALOT further along than it is.
Later taters,
*Mavis
Who's Malloy?

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70630: I second that emotion Sterling!
*Mavis

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70631: I'll third it! Hey Sterling, thanks for checking in. Hope you get the problem fixed on your Toyota. How is Kai? School still going well?

Mavis, that poor puppy. I certainly hope she can be helped and find an adoptive home. I wanted to tell you that Sean and I were looking at your Bullie Blog last night and just laughing our heads off. Darla Jean's blogs are so funny! Some really great pictures, too. That Pappy is adorable. How old is he?

Well, time to move towards the washing machine...

Boo

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70632:
Good day porch family.
Well, I gotta tell you all that this whole bailout/earmark/trillion here/trillion there
thing has really got me down! What a sham and a
con job. I sure hope that all the BO voters
are beginning to see what this egomaniac is
really about,
nothing more than an empty shell.
OK, I said it, I feel a little bit better, but not much. Lord help us.
Prayers for all, for boo's friends, for our troops and for the world.
MDC
"Barn, see this foot? How did I manage to get
this WHOLE thing into my mouth?"


February 27, 2009 - Msg 70633: Good morning, everyone! It's only 61 here this morning, we had a cool front! Would you believe I had to turn on the a/c yesterday? It was 83 in the house, Starr was flopped on the floor beneath a ceiling fan, and I was sweating. Boy, did that cool air feel good! It's cloudy today though, and much cooler.

Oh! Oh! I see a big fat bud rising on an iris. It's Purple Streaker, my first iris ever to bloom in the yard, and it's going to be first again this year, I guess. Purple Streaker was a gift from Joe, my landscaper friend, who brought it to me from his own collection in his yard. A couple of others have sent up buds this spring, but they were too small and much too early and got frost-nipped and never opened. Those were just accidentals. This is a true bloom that Purple Streaker is sending up. I love it!

I talked with my realtor yesterday, and he said the police had called him about the renter that moved out of my smaller house. They're trying to find her, not because they want her but they want her boyfriend, the one who kicked in the doors around the house. To quote the officer, "He's one bad dude and we really want to find him and get him off the streets." Hmm. I could have told them that. A man doesn't kick the doors off the hinges in his girlfriend's house, just to say good morning. He probably beat the snot out of her every time. I suggested that the realtor call the cops back and suggest they check out the Humane Society and see who adopted that little pitbull. The girlfriend knew who had the dog, because the animal control officer talked to her on the phone and told her he was taking the dog. If she told the boyfriend, all he had to do to get his dog back was to go and pose as someone just wanting to adopt a nice dog. His name wasn't linked to the property or anything. I'm betting if they find that dog, they'll find the guy on the other end of the chain. I hope so, because I sure don't want him to have the puppy.

Boo, it would appear that you have acquired the reputation of being the "go to" person when someone has a problem. Bless your heart - that's a compliment, but it does make it hard on you at times, I'm sure. Prayers for you, my friend.

Mavis, I recall an episode of "The Dog Whisperer", where he dealt with a dog that spun and chewed its tail. I just Googled "Cesar Millan" and came up with a long list of links. I wonder if you might find some suggestions there?

Well, guess I'd better go. I've got to start pulling things together and cleaning up around here. That wedding is just about six weeks away! Argh!

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70634: You know, a wise man once said, "When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging." Someone needs to remind BO about that. It's amazing to me that he can think that going deeper into debt is the way to get out of debt. Banks wouldn't let me do it - why is the whole country any different? And Boo, your assessment is correct. Egomaniac. Look at his smug expression in his pictures. He considers himself master of all he surveys. Have you noticed how he always seems to be positioned so that photographers are shooting upward? He looks so much more imposing that way!

Where is our collective logic these days? Back in 1953, Ike solved a big problem, and opened up probably millions of jobs. Here's a link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/suprynowicz/suprynowicz64.html
Several problems are addressed here. I don't know this writer, not sure I agree with everything he has to say, but he's right on the nose with the comments about illegal immigration.

I'm reminded of a neighbor I once had, who put out several cans of cat food on her back porch every evening, and then complained constantly, wondering why the stray cats were always hanging out in her yard! Duh!

If BO really wants to improve the unemployment picture, and really wants to correct our failing economy, perhaps he should remember some of his history classes, recall what Ike did, and go and do likewise. It worked once, it will work again. He won't do it, though, simply because it actually might work, and I'm not sure he wants that. We are in truubbbble, my friends. --Romeena

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70635: Storms here in ga....will someone make lunch...hey Romeena.SPOT

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70636: Well, Ro, while I might agree, "Egomaniac" was MDC's assessment. :-)

Luckily, I have not yet gained the sort of reputation that causes many people to call me with their problems. It just so happens that this week two very close friends have had quite a crisis! Hope the trend doesn't continue! Thank you for your prayers, Ro. I really appreciate them.

Good luck with the clean-up and prep for the wedding.

Boo

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70637: Boo. Can I have your phone number..... PLEASE!

Asa

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70638: Haha, sure...not thinking of suicide, are you??

Boo

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70639: You people are a riot! Asa you just crack me up! Thanks for the info on the Dog Whisperer Ro I don't normally go along with everything he says, some of his logic just plain won't work on these stubborn, but smart as all get out, Bull Terriers. I have found with them, if there's not something in it for them, they just plain won't do it. I've had them sit down during a walk and not budge! Ever tried to pick up a 60 pound dog that won't move & knows how to may herself feel like she weighs 100 pounds? It ain't a pretty site, trust me. :) Treats and positive rewards work wonders with these guys. In Lizzy's case, between the meds & some structure & stability, I believe she will come around. She at least deserves a shot at a good life if I can give her that. Boo I'm glad you guys like the Bullies' blog. I added a new post this afternoon with lots of pictures. http://tnbullterrors.wordpress.com if anyone else is interested in reading what they have to say. Oh, & Pappy just turned 1 year on Wed. He is such a sweet boy, good thing since he's already 60+ pounds & won't be finished growing until he's about 2 & a half!
Well, later taters, Jake is here doing his laundry, his washer took a big nose dive.
*Mavis

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70640: that should read "knows how to MAKE herself" not may herself, good grief.
*Mavis

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70641: Thanks Mavis, I enjoyed today's blog. I loved the picture of Darla with Mr. Neff at the dog show...Dang, girl! That man looks FINE in a suit.;)

Boo

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70642:
Thanks for the email Romeena.
You bet i signed it.
I give to them, so you know I'm there!
God bless you all!
MDC
"Sin, now there's a subject you can't preach too much about."


February 27, 2009 - Msg 70643: Asa you are cool...hey Mavis and Mr R...MDC,RevMaude,gizzmo,ishrister,goober...mercy...ok let me get some taco meat brewed up and got some shells and cheese to make tacos for lunch at work tomorrow....hey Mac and MDC,Rev ..whose is on the pole for Vegas?...prayers...will check in before bed...SPOT

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70644: Hey SPOT, good to see you. Hope you are having a good weekend. Is the barn painted yet?

I am tired...been helping out with my sister's boy and his family...they are moving into mom and dad's house now that it has been renovated. I am watching Baby Emily right now to keep her from getting under everyone's feet. My poor old back is aching just from lifting her a few times, but I am just crazy about her. Today, when I was driving up to her house, my sister was holding her and Emily tried to jump out of her lap and started yelling, "Do-Do!". She came running up to meet me with her arms in the air. So sweet! She's amazing. Very smart and sweet as sugar one minute, but screaming to get her way the next...oh boy, I think we have some trouble ahead.

Better run...Emily is trying to crawl into my lap and keeps grabbing the mouse..

Boo


February 27, 2009 - Msg 70645:
Hello porch family....Praying that you all have a great weekend. Still busy getting things caught up around here. Rainy all weekend they are saying.

Spot.....I'm in south Ga this weekend. Down in the St Simons Island area. It's not a long trip. I'll be back home Monday. (I may just drive on in Sunday night after the concert)

Well let me get to bed and get some rest. Little Jake is here and he's giving me that ready for bed look.
Prayers for all the porch family. God is SOOOOOOO good to each of us. Be sure to tell someone how good He is!
-REV.

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70646: Thanks Boo I'm glad you enjoyed today's post, and as far as Mr. Neff looking F-I-N-E~fine in a suit, don't I know it! ;)
Hey Spot save me some tacos, I love me some tacos! I'm off here for a bit, still waiting on Mr. Neff to get home from the new house (it's 11:40 pm) he went straight from work over there with our auto tech to install a new heat pump. Matt, our tech is also certified in heating and a/c, but he prefers working on cars. Bless their hearts, they have been at it since well before 7 am. Anyways, thanks for the comments on the Bullie kids' blog and Ro, thanks for the new installment on your Missions to Mongolia, I love reading about your trips.
Later taters,
*Mavis
they twang my buds! (I wanted to post that quote about Aunt Bea melting the ice cream, but for the life of me, I can't remember how it goes)

February 27, 2009 - Msg 70647: Didn't see you there Rev sleep tight & don't let the bedbugs bite.
*Mavis

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70648: Morning Family:
I'll be real quiet on the porch this morning. I know I'm early, but got a lot to do this morning. Everyone is still sleeping, so I'll just grab a cup of coffee and shut the door REAL quiet like. Have a blessed day all! ~New Neighbor

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70649: Mornin' New Neighbor. I woke up early, too, and very quietly shut Erin's door hoping she would sleep for awhile but she is up, too. I was hoping for a little solitude this morning...that is such a rare commodity around here!

REV, I just can't wait until God gives you a grandchild. You will be head-over-hills. In the meanwhile, I am glad you are enjoying Jake.

Mavis, I certainly have enjoyed the blog and the pictures are great...Feather in that santa hat!! She's great. So, you are still waiting to get into the new house. Honey, if there is anything I understand, it's the frustration of waiting. Hopefully we will all be settled into our new homes soon. I told my sister yesterday that I can't wait for the day when we can stop moving people around! We have her son and daughter in law in the house they will hopefully live in for years, Grandma is settled in her apartment, and hopefully we will be in our house soon. I have learned not to get my hopes up too high, though.

Before I forget, Bruce is getting me a new computer and getting rid of this one on Monday, so if you don't see me for a few days after Monday, you will know why.

See ya later,

Boo

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70650: Well gang I have to get back on the porch and to cooking!..rain for 3 days here..LOTS of rain but we need it..Boo the barn is all painted except for a few trim pieces and I have to cut the windows in...work on the wiring last night and gona tonight...here at work till 6pm..the lakes will welcome this rain..Rev south Ga?..when ya hit mid north ga holler at me we will do lunch!..hey Tom,Romeena,hazel,Asa my buddy are you trying to gather the ladys phone #"s..;)..hey NN,gizzmo?CHUCK?...hey MDC,Mavis,sterling and all....Lunch Menu:Grilled Cheese Burgers,sour cream and onion chips,bbq chips,pickels (bread-n-butter and dill),baked beans with bacon,and for sure Big Maude slaw...where is our friend Maude/..possum did you get another comp.?...SPOT

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70651: Good morning, friends. It's beautiful here, clear blue sky, brisk breeze blowing, and it's a chilly 42 degrees. Was down in the low 30's this morning, but didn't freeze. I went out to put out critter feed, and it was really, er, invigorating. Yeah, that's it - invigorating.

I sent a group email out just now. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. Maybe I was just in the mood, but I just loved it. Please do click the link, and do read the article. The last paragraph is the best part, but don't jump ahead, you'll spoil it for yourself.

Hooray for you, Boo! You'll have a wonderful time with your new computer, I'll bet. You deserve it!

There is a little squirrelly circus going on in my back yard. At least five of the silly little critters are playing back there, chasing each other, squabbling over a pile of old corn chex cereal, dangling by one foot from a limb fifteen feet off the ground (just because he can, I think) and generally having a wonderful time. They provide endless entertainment for me.

Well, gotta run. Toye Starr needs a bath, this house is a mess, and I can't stand it any longer. Got to get it cleaned up. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70652: Hey, I just got an email from a friend, with information about cocoa mulch. I was already aware of it, don't use the stuff, but it occurred to me that some of my porch friends might. Cocoa mulch is sold at Home Depot and many other big-box stores and garden centers. It's made from the shells of cocoa beans, and contains theobromine, which is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate, dogs love it, and if they eat it, it can very well be fatal. Theobromine is the ingredient in chocolate that makes it harmful to dogs, and it's present in the shells as well.

I have never used cocoa mulch, don't use anything but shredded hardwood mulch, but I just thought I'd mention it to you all, since most of us are furkid-lovers here on the porch.

Be blessed! --Romeena

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70653: Romeena i allways put out the red pine mulch...with the red brick and red morter on my house it looks pretty cool...pine straw around the islands in the yard...got to repair my big concrete bird bath...its leaks some..can I just patch it?..its a big one..HEAVY...slow here at work watching Air Force One..good movie..well apb on this sat for asa,mavis,hazel,ky,posssum,To,,Rev,gizzmo,nn,auh20,mdc,goober,maude,horatio and all...I get off at 6 so lets all meet at Olive Garden for some good talk and food...prayers to all...well let me get back to this paper work...race fans guess who is on the pole!..but had to change his engine and will have to move back...Mr Kyle!..Kurt on the outside but Jimmy will move up now....SPOT

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70654: Hi Ro! Hope you get your chores done...I am still dragging my feet on mine. I didn't get the group email you sent on. I hope I am still on your list.

I had heard that about the cocoa mulch. It's good that you shared it with everyone.

Sounds like the barn is almost completed, SPOT?

Think I will kick back and do a little reading this evening...

Boo

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70655: Yea Boo once I get the outside trim finished the inside will be piddly work for just anytime...well almost go home time for me ..Nationwide race is on !!..see yall at olive garden...SPOT

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70656: Hey, Boo. Of course you're still on my list. I went back and checked to be sure, but there you were. It may have gone into your spam. I know you have my address in your address book, that should cause it to go right into your inbox, but sometimes the filters have a mind of their own. Also, I didn't receive it back as undeliverable, so you should have it. I'll send it again, just to you, and see what happens.

Off I go. A friend invited me over for dinner, along with some other friends, so of course, I'm there! We'll have fun. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70657: Hey Y'all. No Spot, I didn't get new computer yet.This one has given me FITS today! About 3 hours of trying before I could get online! Just wanted to say hello & that Laci is feeling better.Poor thing,she was really swollen in her neck from that strep & tonsillitis-would barely eat & drink.She is perking back up though.
Mavis,hope that lil' doggy gets straightened out! Oh,and thank goodness the ashes are off of your property! That nut,er,lady has no reason to show back up now & if she does,call the law!Stay safe.
Asa,are you trying to earn yourself another "PIP plaque"? You are too funny- still a Pip (msg 70637)! Boo, I told you once before-you are the "Good nearby". That's why folks gravitate toward you with their troubles. God Bless ya!
Well,better go do a few other things online while this stinkin' computer is cooperating. Y'all take care & if I go AWOL for several days in a row,just know computer bit the dust & I'll get a new one ASAP.Waiting on tax refund!
Y'all take care-love to all!
P.S. Did I miss something? Did IRISHTER show up? I noticed Spot mentioned him in one of his posts. Or have ya been in the mulberry squeezin's again,Spotty?!
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possum under a rock

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70658: Thanks Romeena, I loved the article! Did you ever see the movie/documentary that was out about a year ago called "Expelled", made by Ben Stein? You would really enjoy it...see if you can rent it sometime. Hmmm...now I am wondering if you might have responded to my last email about my friend and it got intercepted by a spam filter??...

Thanks Possum...hope you get your computer woes straightened out soon and glad Laci is feeling better (she is such a sweet little darlin').

Boo

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70659:
Hello porch family.......rain rain rain here in SC. They are saying we may get a little snow tomorrow night. That won't be too fun driving the motorhome back tomorrow night in that stuff.

Possum....so glad little Laci is doing better. Still praying for her.

Ro....loved the email....thanks!

Spot.....I'll be in south Ga tomorrow but I won't be going your way. I'll be heading down I-95 in SC into Ga. We will have to hook up for lunch some other time. I'll miss watching the race but can listen to it on XM.

Boo....I know...now you think you're hot stuff getting a new computer....lody da!

Well folks I better get some rest. Very busy day tomorrow. Please that I have safe travels and that lives are "touched" for Jesus! That's the reason I'm out here.
Sending my love and prayers to all the porch family!
-REV.



February 28, 2009 - Msg 70660:
Oopps...that was supose to be "Please pray that I have safe travels...."

-REV.

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70661:
Hello Porchsters!

Boo, you made me blush. BTW, the only work out I get is at the dinner table, and that jacket HIDES hides the results very well. Ro, thank you for the compliment and thanks for posting my pic.

It snow/flurried on my end of the porch today! Chilly out there, too.

Thomas A. Moody

February 28, 2009 - Msg 70662: Good evening, porch. Just got home from my friend's house, and am about to give little Starr a much-needed bath. Been putting it off all day, and now I'm going to do it, I don't care how late it is.

It's cold outside, and getting colder. 36 now and supposed to get down to 28 tonight. It looks like there's a squatty little ghost in my back yard! My beloved Purple Streaker iris has two bloom stalks up, with fat buds on each stalk. 28 degrees tonight will nip those buds and they won't open. So, I stuck some tall stakes in the ground and draped a white sheet over them, enclosing the iris. There's a landscape light about two feet away, and it's illuminating the whole scene. Looks pretty weird!

Boo, check your email.

Well, I'm off to bathe a very reluctant puppy. She just hates baths! Sugarplum didn't like them much either, but learned to tolerate them. Toye Starr just shivers and shakes and looks so forlorn it just breaks my heart, poor little thing. She enjoys the cuddle afterward, though, just like the Plum did. That was always the best part.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70663: Well, good morning! Looks like I'm the first one up. I'll make some coffee for those of you who drink it, and put on some water to heat for the tea drinkers, like me. If anybody's passing the bakery, see if Millie has any cream buns left.

I just watched a fat, rumpled, sleepy little squirrel emerge from one of the nest boxes. He's perched on top right now, enjoying the first rays of the sun. So cute!

It's 30 degrees at the moment, and my desktop weather channel says the windchill is 20 degrees, but I'm wondering how they know that, because there's no wind! (Thank heaven!)

Well, guess I'd better get ready for preaching. We are in the process of calling a new music minister, and will probably vote on someone today. May God lead us!

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70664: I'll have some coffee, Ro, and I'll bring the buns (haha...sounds funny). It's pretty cold here, too this morning, but the sun is shining bright and I am sure it will warm up. It was very windy here yesterday but seems to have calmed down this morning. Have a good Sunday and may God lead you in your choice of a new music minister.

Boo

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70665: Good Sabbath porch. Hope you are all well.
I have had the week from heck here friends. I just can't go into all the details, but needless to say I pray I don't have another one like it again. Prayers from you prayer warriors would be much appreciated.

I just read Paul Harvey has gone home. That saddens me. I loved hearing his news reports. He had a way of being upbeat and positive regardless of the story. We could use more of that today me thinks.

Me-They, so sorry to read of the passing og that young man. It is so sad when someone so young passes away. I remember when I was 14, a good friend of mine contracted spinal menengitis and passed away. On top of all the sadness we all felt at his passing, there was also a concern for a short period that it may have been contagious, and all of us were at risk. But that proved to not be the case. Prayers for his family and friends as they deal with this loss.

No preachin for me today. My Lady is ailing, and I'm staying home to tend to her. Bless her heart.

March is finally here, and with it hopefully warmer temps and melting snow. None too soon for my aching old bones.

Well best go get some things done around here. Y'all be blessed. And New Neighbor, thanks for letting us sleep in yesterday. You usually bellow and wake us all up.

Possum, glad Laci is doing better. Give her a hug for me.

Asa

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70666: Hi All.
Thank for the coffee Ro.
Asa I will take the warm weather and you can keep the old aching bones for me! hehe

TOM:)


March 01, 2009 - Msg 70667: Morning gang I will try to keep the Church lights on.......snow here.SPOT

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70668: keep the snow there SPOT.
We are going to git some of that here today, but have not see it.

TOM :)


March 01, 2009 - Msg 70669: Hey Y'all- thanks for the well wishes for Laci.She is on the mend.
Asa,praying this week will be better for you. Hope Mrs.Asa's health troubles lessen.
RIP Paul Harvey.Boy,there was nobody like him on radio.
"They" say we are expecting snow too. Yeah,yeah,I'll believe it when I see it. Hope so!
Safe travels Rev.
Wanted to congratulate the Me-Theys on the impending arrival of a baby girl- great news! I'll be thinking of some 4 letter girl names.We've already taken some of the good ones: Nora,Veda,Erin,Evie,& Laci! How about Lily? Or Sara (for Mayberry)?!
Y'all take care-love to all.
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possum under a rock

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70670: Afternoon porch, no preaching for me today either, I had to work this morning. So far, we've had rain and snow both but the temps are falling so I'm sure we'll get the white stuff before it's over with. I'll be glad when spring gets here. But I've got a pot of veggie soup going, and just took some cinnamon buns out of the oven. Coffee will be ready in a minute so if ya'll are hungry come on over. The Hallmark channel is having a Golden Girls marathon on today and I cant imagine why but my hubby already retired to his room to watch his hunting stuff. I cant imagine why LOL Ya'll have a wonderful Sunday. Love and prayers to you all--Salty Dog

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70671: Oh yeah, one more thing. I totally agree with you all about the whole High School Reunion thing. I'm so tired of it already and it's just now starting. Drives me nuts. cant they just leave it alone already? TV Land just aint what it used to be. Ok, I'm done now--Salty Dog

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70672: Sounds good! I'll be right over,Salty! I'll even watch Golden Girls with ya! Beats hunting shows!

possum again

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70673: And DEFINITELY beats that stupid "High School Reunion" show!
possum once more

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70674: Watching paint dry would beat that lame show. --Romeena

March 01, 2009 - Msg 70675: :) How true, Ro!

My dear Asa, so sorry you had a terrible week and sorry that Mrs. Asa is ill. You will both certainly be in my prayers.

Boo

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70676: Well, I guess I am the first one up. Where we goin' for breakfast?

It's downright chilly here in South Texas this morning (just like I like it). Have plenty to do today but will try to check in from time to time. Bruce decided not to get rid of my computer just yet until he buys the new one (whew).

Possum, I'm not so sure Golden Girls beats hunting shows. I could never get into GG...thinking of those old gals and their s#x lives (especially promiscuous Blanche) gives me the creeps so I just pass that one on by. It is like "Old Girls Gone Wild" or something...yuck.

Better go...

Boo

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70677: Uh...no offense to anyone over 60, of course. ;)

Boo

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70678: Good morning Porch! Boy it's cold here on my end of the porch this morning, a whole 16 degrees! We didn't get all that snow we were hearing about, thank goodness. How about the rest of you? I agree with all the rest of you too, do people actually watch that stupid High School Reunion show?
Prayers for those that need them, I'm off to get ready to work for a while, then back upstairs and work on my stained glass for a while.
Asa how is Mrs. Asa this morning? And Rev hope you're being careful out in that weather. Me-They please check in, I've been worried about you.
Later taters,
*Mavis

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70679: Didn't see you there Boo here's some coffee for ya, and another blanket to throw over you since it's so cold here this morning.
*Mavis

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70680:
Hey Folks

Morning, Mavis and Boo. It's single digits here and only a couple of inches of snow, Mavis.

Asa-Thinking about ya buddy and prayers for your family. I'll second that motion regarding Spring. It's been a long, long winter here also.

auh2o

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70681: Morning porch folks, hope all is well today. Very cold here today and windy. The cold goes right to my ole bones.

working this Monday, a busy day expected.
busy week end with usual chores and errands and church activities.

hope Mrs. Asa is feeling better and prayers for everyone else.

Lunch menu will be: white chicken chili, grilled cheese, SLAW, brownie pudding cake with ice cream and tea or kool aid to drink. see you at munch.

Prayers for everyone today.

Big Maude

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70682: Ok, now I'm going to start fussing about Hallmark Channel, bad enough that they recently replaced one of the Waltons eps with I Love Lucy, now this morning, they replaced the other Waltons hour with Golden Girls!! I mean, please! the Golden Girls! Just burns my biscuits!
*Mavis

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70683: Good morning, porch. Just got home from work, and I'm beat to the socks. I'm headed for my bed in just a minute.

Well, call me crazy, but I like the Golden Girls. To me, they're a bit like the comic character, Maxine. Just over-the-top and outrageous enough to be funny. Yes, Blanche was a tramp, but she was a lovable one. You just couldn't take her seriously. Sofia spoke her mind, as old ladies often do, and pretty much did as she pleased. Dorothy was one of life's losers - forever paying the price for bad choices early in life, but still hopeful that someday her prince would come. Rose - well, Rose was just hilarious. When she'd get started on a St. Olaf story, I would drop whatever I was doing to listen. I read somewhere that a significant amount of that was ad-libbed by Betty White, and at times you could see it in the reaction of the others. They didn't know what was coming next. The people's names, and other "Swedish" words she made up - like the musical instrument called a "gerflugel bugle" or some such. Then there was the story of the Great Herring War. Funny stuff! I also thought it was nice that three of the women, even Blanche, had been in solid, committed marriages until death intervened. Only Dorothy had a broken marriage, and that was because Stanley had strayed, not Dorothy.

To each his or her own - that's what makes the world go around, or so I'm told. I think we're all pretty much in agreement on the vapid High School Reunion. That's the dumbest thing TVLand has done yet, and that's saying a lot.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70684: Well Ro, I guess I'm crazy too I love the Golden Girls. I remember as a kid waching that show with my grandma and great aunt and they would just be laughing out loud over them. One of my favorite lil parts to that show, is how Sophia always has her purse with her no matter what time of day or what they're into. And it's always the same little purse too. Just one of the little quirky things I think make that show so funny. Well we had about 3 or 4 inches of snow now the sun is out but boy is it COLD. My little dog went out to potty and she only made it about 2 minutes lol bless her heart. Hope ya'll have a good Monday stay warm-Salty Dog

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70685:
"Good Day America, stand by for NEWS."
Boy will I miss that. He was such a good man.
Now i know how it feels to see a generation pass.
I'm sure people experince it in each generation,
like when all the original 12 apostles were gone,
or when the founding fathers of our country were gone, and now we see the greats of our time moving on home, D J Kennedy, EV Hill, Paul Harvey,
Ronald Reagan, Carlton Heston,Billy Graham retiring, Dr Dobson retiring (friday), and so
many other notable names of our time moving on.
And who are we replacing them with? That's the scary part. Pray and step up my friends, or someone ELSE will. Don't forget Plato's famous words of wisdom.
It is to be 90 here today! Way too hot for this early! Saw a spring game yesterday and all I can say is thank God for SHADE.
TOM- very funny comments! Thanks I needed A smile! (:
Prayers,
MDC


March 02, 2009 - Msg 70686:
Of course I should have also mentioned
John Paul II, and Mother Teresa in there.