August 12, 2006 - Msg 44052:
millie- from july to may june bugs play santa claus and takes that part of year as their annual vacation. ha. ok i'm going, geez, whats my hurry. ha. colt
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44053:
don't forget to read the archives. have a wonderful weekend rock on. colt
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44054:
Good sweepin Colt so much sweeping going on here, got the sneezes from all the dust. Off to read the archives, just wanted to stop in & say Mornin Dears, Mornin Honeys.
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44055:
Thanks to whoever posted that link for Andelina's things. I have wondered over the years where she was. Sure miss her, she & Romeena are alot alike, kind & wise. Oh & homemaker I loved your pictures of the kids (both 2-legged & 4-legged) on your site. Wish we were closer to one another, I'd love some of that meat! Email me if you would, I'd like to ask some things about them there goats of yours. K9HairDesign@comcast.net
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44056:
Good afternoon porhesters, hope all is well today. Cleaning house today and taking a much needed break. Seems like no matter now much I clean the dirt and dust like here so much it keeps coming back!!! cooler today but some what
muggy. thanks for sweeping the porch colt. Come on over the my place and sweep some more. I promise to feed ya. You folks have a good day and
if you can come and help with the chores and I would appreciate it. Have a good day. Big Maude
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44057:
Hi, friends! Just a quick run-by. Just took DIL, her mom and our grandsons to the airport. Their flight is earlier than mine - I waited too long to decide to go and couldn't get on the same flight. So, I leave this evening.
Anyway, just wanted to tell the "project" participants that the proceedings are in the ground, er, in the mail, that is. By the time I return next Saturday, it may be a done deal. Depends on how long it takes the snail to make the trip. We did very well, should be able to complete the project quite nicely. You people are just the greatest. You're, well, you're the cats!
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44058:
Thanks Romeens, we think you are the greatest too. May you have a safe and joyful trip.
Just taking a break from the chouse cleaning, like Maude. The work is never done, is it?
We are having a few close friends of Erin's over for a little swim party since we didn't have a birthday party for her on her birthday. I am putting out a little pool and we are bar-b-queing some chicken and hotdogs. Sure is hot today so we are waiting until 5pm. We also have tater salad and baked beans, a chocolate cake and ice cream, so ya'll come on over and eat with us (sure wish you really could).
BREAK TIME OVER!
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44059:
Man, I really should proof read, I made some funny spelling errors above! Who's Romeens and what's chouse cleaning! ha
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44060:
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44061:
And by the way Romeena, yer the cats. You are the one who put all this together, bless your heart!
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44062:
Bless her heart. (comment to Asa's she's gassed post) And to Romeena for heading up "the project" Back in a bit, gotta find something to eat since I didn't make it to Boo's for the party.
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44063:
An interesting bit of news I thought you all would enjoy. http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/woman-finds-gods-water-gurgling-in-tree/20060812045509990004
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44064:
For some reason the censor wouldn't let me post that as a link, so you will have to copy & paste. Oh & Asa my boys are playing an exhibtion game tomorrow night! Go Redskins!
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44065:
Howdy, the party is over, whew!
MDC, wanted to tell you that I accidentally sent you an email while sending out a prayer request for our church prayer chain. The lady who normally does it is on vacation for a few days and asked me to take over for her. While I was forwarding the email, I clicked on your email address in my address book. Just thought you might wonder why in the world you got it!
I'm beat and need to work on my sunday school lesson for tomorrow. Goodnight!
August 12, 2006 - Msg 44066:
PS--ASA, I'm gassed!
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44067:
I can just see Boo now spining around in her chair singing "Too too tootsie goodbye" weeee...
Mavis, I'll be looking for that game on tv. I have a feeling that the skins will be a force this season. It would be right on track for Joe Gibbs. But Parcells in his 4th year in Dallas is ready to go too. I think we may see some good old days kind of rivalry between the two. What do you think? I'm not a Cowboys fan but I do like Bill Parcells as far as his coaching ability. Him and Gibbs are the best.
Is the Preacher from New York preaching today? I don't know, I take to the Rev. Tucker!
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44068:
Asa, are you going to wear earrings?
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44069:
I'm wearing them if you are Boo! Do you think Mavis will be?
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44070:
Hope all is well!!!
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44071:
cancer is limited...
IT CANNOT CRIPPLE LOVE,
IT CANNOT SHATTER HOPE,
IT CANNOT CORRODE FAITH,
IT CANNOT EAT AWAY PEACE,
IT CANNOT DESTROY CONFIDENCE,
IT CANNOT SHUY OUT MEMORIES,
IT CANNOT SILENCE COURAGE,
IT CANNOT INVADE THE SOUL,
IT CANNOT REDUCE ETERNAL LIFE,
IT CANNOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT,
IT CANNOT LESSEN THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION.
O SAINT PEREGRNE, YOU WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED
"THEWONDER-WORKER" BECAUSE OF THE NUMEROUS MIRACLES WHICH YOU HAVE OBTAINED FROM GOD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO YOU, WHO FOR SO MANY YEARS BORE IN YOUR OWN FLEAH THIS CANCEROUS DISEASE THAT DESTROYS THE VERY FIBER OF OUR BEING ,
AND WHO HAD RECOURSE TO THE SOURCE OF ALL GRACE WHEN THE POWER OF MAN COULD DO NO MORE: YOU WHO WERE FAVORED WITH THE VISION OF JESUS COMING DOWN FROM HIS CROSS TO HEAL YOUR AFFLICTION, ASK OF GOD AND OUR LADY THE CURE OF THESE SICK PERSONS WHOM WE ENTRUST TO YOUNILL. AIDED IN THIS WAY BY YOUR POWERFUL INTERCESSION, WE SHALL PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GRAT GOODNESS AND MERCY. AMEN.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44072:
Great poem Tom. I'll pass that along to Thelma Lou wannabe.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44073:
Oh My! Alot to catch up on since I've last been here! I'll try my best though, so here go's nothing.
Romeena, What project were you working on?
Millie, My prayers continue for you.
Boo, Even though I dislike house cleaning, I can't stand a messy house. Ever since I was 12 or 13, I couldn't stand a messy room! If one of my rowdy freind's jumped on my bed, I would FREAK out! It's so un-tidey looking.
*Mavis, GO BRONCOS GO! Im not as much of a Football fan as I used to be, but Im a Denver Broncos fan. My #2 & 3 teams are The New York Jets and The Minnisota Vikings.
Tom, I really enjoyed that Cancer is limited piece. Very good motivation for someone who has it. Well, I shouldn't say that. I've never had it. I just think it would help someone out.
Nice to be on my rocker again. It was starting to get dusty.
My news? Well yesterday was a fun day. I had a freind over from Vancouver, with some freinds from here in Victoria, and we played bochie for awhile outiside. Wonderfull dinner! We had steak's, Brocalie with melted cheese, Potatoes, Carmalized onion's and Garlic. As Andy would say, Mmmmm, Mm! The bad news was that I got stung by a wasp. OUCH!!! It's better today though. At about 11:45pm I watched another "Dick Van Dyke" episode! Very funny. The next episode is supposed to be Mary Tyler Moore's breakthrough on the show! Yippie!
Deputy Warren Ferguson
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44074:
Hey to you Warren!!!
Sounds like you had a fun day. I've never played Bochie Ball. What's it like???
Hey everybody, has anyone ever heard a song entitled "Kaye"??? It's a country song, and I love it. Just wondered.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44075:
Afternoon Porch! Asa I'm thinking the same as you, might be watching some football this year the way it used to be. I can't wait for my Redskins to whip them cowboys! Saw a piece in the paper that a Native American group is once again protesting the Redskin name & symbol. I couldn't imagine them having another name, hope it don't happen. BWB is it an old country song? I think the Statler Brothers did a song called "Kate" DWF sorry you got stung by a wasp, they sure can hurt can't they. Boo as you noticed, I did wear my little pearl earrings, but then so did Asa so we matched. Where is Poor Horatio? do we need to send out an APB for him? I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day God gave us today while some of it is still left.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44076:
Yes Mavis, it is. It is by:John Wesley Ryles.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44077:
Glad you guys wore your earrings so I wasn't the only one....didn't want to look too worldly.
I am thinking Poor Horatio might be busy with his work right now.
I am SO excited about school starting tomorrow (doing a victory dance)! Hate to pull them out of bed early tomorrow and get them ready, not to mention pry Erin off my leg when we get to school, BUT I am sure looking forward to a little bit of freedom. This will be the first time in a very long time. After highschool I went right into college that summer, then after college worked fulltime as a nurse until my son was born 11 years ago. I quit working when he was a toddler and became a stay-at-home mom and I homeschooled him until he was nine, by then I had another toddler and now they will both be in school and I will actually have some time for me. It's been a long time coming and I can't wait. Of course I still have all the work to do around here and my parents to look after but at least I can leave the house alone for a few hours. Bruce is about to put me to work, though, picking out things for the house. I have alot of pricing and shopping to do. Lots of decisions to make. Does anyone have cultured marble in their bathrooms (tubs, showers or vanities)? I have heard some good things about it being economical and easy to clean...just wondering. Also, do any of you have decorative concrete anywhere in your home? They are using it on floors, counters, patios, etc. They can stain it or even score it and make it look like tile. I am trying to decide what to put in the bedrooms because I don't want carpet and I don't want to go to the expense of hardwood throughout the house. I want hardwood in the family room, dining room. You guys know I covet any advice you might have.
Hope you all have a nice evening.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44078:
Ok, here is something I don't think we have talked about here on the porch..do any of you like to shop at thrift stores or flea markets for bargains? I do once in awhile but I don't often buy anything. Well, the other day I went to the local thrift store and there was this rocking chair. It sat low to the ground so I tried it out and it was perfect. It looked great and was in great shape, too. I think it's oak. They were only asking 29.99 for it so I bought it and have been enjoying it. I turned it over today and found the stamp saying Nichols and Stone on it, so I looked it up on the web. I found out it came from Mass. and was hand crafted, all hardwood. Really a nice chair. They didn't give the price of such rockers on the site but they offered a catalog. Anyway, I was lucky that day because I really love the way the chair sits so I think I will make it my official "porch" rocker and sit in it when I visit the porch.
Any of the rest of you ever get any great flea market finds??
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44079:
Boo: I go to flea Markets, and thrift stores, but I can't recall any good bargains that I've ever ran across.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44080:
Afternoon porchsters. hope ya all are havin a good Sabbath. have to go read up. Later.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44081:
Wow Boo, a victory dance? ha
Well, I can only think of the Sienfeld episode where the security guard falls asleep in the rocker! teehee That is cool that you now have an "official" porch rocker. And you can put it on the porch of your new home also! cool.
DWF- whad TDVDS ep are you up to? I'm trying to watch the same ones so we can discuss a bit?
Colt-everyone from rifleman site says HEY!
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44082:
Hey Boo, you might find and inscription burned into that chair somewhere that tells you it was General Pershings chair or something like that. Then yer gonna have to donate it to that Smiths Bro.s Insti-tute. I noticed you didn't wear your earings Boo. Glad you did Mavis. I'd a hated to stand out.
Been kinda slow and quiet today on the porch. I guess everyone is relaxing and thinking about the band concert tonight, under the stars.:)
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44083:
ASA: I just watched Barney's sidecar, and you said that about General Pershing. That's cool.It won't be under the stars if they hold it here, it'll be under the tent, or the raindropps!!! HA HA!!!
Hey to MDC!!!
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44084:
First dadgum drive of the game & Mark Brunell throws an interception! Not a good start so far. Portis is still on the field hurt. Why to I watch this stuff if it only gets me mad?? Game is back on,
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44085:
Ok, now I'm thinking, our defense is great, but the offense should be out looking for quarterbacks! Best fix something before regular season.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44086:
Howdy, all! Coming to you via my son's laptop, from a lovely condo in San Destin, FL. Have been on the beach, and in the pool, and playing with grandsons. Lots of fun!
DWF, I'm sorry, but I can't tell you what the project was. It was necessary that it be conducted via email, and therefore only involved people whose addresses I had. No problem, because the project was successful, and all is well.
Well, off I go. Somebody mentioned peach ice cream, and I don't want to miss out! If Sugarplum was here, she'd say 10-4, but she's at home with a friend, being spoiled rotten, no doubt. --Romeena
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44087:
Just a quick hey to my friends on the Porch. My stepkids are back with their Mom. So, I've just relaxed last night and all day today. We actually skipped church today. I always feel bad when we don't go. Like somethings missing from my week. We were just too tired. Tomorrow is the 1st day of school for Bryson and he's excited and ready. I'll check in tomorrow. Y'all take care!
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44088:
MAVIS I'M OUT LOOKING FOR MORE AND MORE TO USED AND HIM THINKING ABOUT CALLED UP THE CANDY STORE FROM CLEVELAND TO GIT SOME AND HAVE IT C O D . TOM GUM GUM WRAPPER PLEASE SOMEONE SEND THIM.
August 13, 2006 - Msg 44089:
Good Evening Porch!
*Mavis, You sound like quite the Football fan!
Romeena, That's o.k. I understand.
Lucy, Hope Bryson has a fine day at school!
MDC, Im on the episode, "My Blonde Haired Brunette". Im watching it tonight, and then maybe tommaro we can share thoughts on it.
Boo, My mother is really into Thrift Shops! I can't say I am, but it's fun savagering through them somtimes!
See Y'all later!
Deputy Warren Ferguson
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44090:
Mavis, don't take it to hard. It's only preseason. They just need to rehearse more wearing theit outfits.:)
Lucy, glad you survived the visit. Is school really starting already? Goodness sakes, where did the summer go?
BWB, wish we could get some rain here. Been a dry summer.
Tom, I ain't a gum eater but if I was I'd send you my wrappers. Sorry.
Millie, you doing ok? I'm praying for you and yours.
Poor Horatio, where you be feller? Lost? Just follow the lake loom and you'll be fine.
Well it's Monday morning according to my calender. Another week begins. Spot, sure could do with a good hot breakfast this morning. You cooking?
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44091:
I learned all I wanted to know about Bocce ball by playing Elf Bowling. It is great fun and a little tricky. Kind of like horseshoes 'cept you use balls - closest to the pin gets the points. Here in southern Indiana we have a great game called corn hole using bags filled with popcorn throwing them at a small target that has a hole (get it - corn hole). It is similar to horseshoes as well.
My kids went to school today and I am supposed to go tomorrow unless I can get a doctor's appt. Haven't been feeling very well now for some time and a night of being nauseated for no apparent reason is enough - that and dizzy. I am thinking that I am in the beginning stages of Meneire's.
Talk to ya'll later. . .
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44092:
Good Monday morning folks, Hope all is well today. Back at work after a busy week end and checking in. How about breakfast at IHOP and I will pay. Don't be late now. Have a good day and behave!! Big Maude
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44093:
Hi all, just checking in.
Glad you got to your destination safely, Ro. Have a great time!
Hope you are feeling better soon, homemaker.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44094:
Good morning everyone! And a beautiful day it is, too.
ROMEENA: Have a great trip. Thank YOU for getting the project together. You beat everything, you know that?
BOO and MAVIS: Three things I'm not partial to on women: earings, nail polish, and open-toed shoes. I have decided to extend these dislikes to men as well given ASA's choice of Sunday wear.
BOO: How's that freedom thing working for you today? I hope that all goes well with the house shopping. Sorry, there's no cultured anything in our house except maybe my wife. As for the concrete, we were actually considering it for our kitchen. Friends who have it in their kitchen (it looks like tile) talked us out of it. They said standing and working on it really does effect your legs after a while. And, if you drop something, you can consider it broken before it hits the floor. As far as concrete floors in the bedrooms, it sounds awfully cold. And playing on them in the kids rooms might be a little iffy; I remember banging my head on the floor more than a few times wrestling around in my bedroom as a kid. Just something to think about.
HM: Nice website. What is that you might have? Prayers anyway.
Man, school starts mightly early in some parts. School here doesn't start until the last week in August. When I went to school it started the day after Labor Day.
Well, that's all the time I have this morning for chit chat. I'll stop by later to chew yours ears some more. Hey to MAUDE, STERLING, ASA and anyone else loafing around this morning. Where's HORATIO, AFD, DIXIE, FRED GOSS and the others (you know who you are!)?
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44095:
BOO: The Mrs. went out this weekend to get school uniforms for our daughter. She tried last year's on her and she got so much taller that there was no way they were gonna let her in the door looking that way! The uniform company I couldn't think of before was French Toast. This year, they are allowing the girls to wear slacks (only one style and color from the uniform company). Nora tried some on but didn't want us to get any. She wants to stick with the jumpers and skirts.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44096:
Good morning, everyone! Boo, that rocker you bought sounds great! I think you got a real bargain. I love flea markets - don't care much for thrift stores, usually, though I do like Big Lots. They have neat yard art and stuff. I got some of the cutest little flowerbed frogs and such there. I like garage sales, too, but I like to go to the ones in neighborhoods nicer than mine! You get better stuff there. My favorite is flea markets, though. There's a huge one out toward Tyler, TX, in a little town called Canton. It meets once a month, and it would take you two full days to tour the whole thing. Wonderful fun. Up in Indiana, there's a very large and nice one at Shipshewana. I've gone there with my mom-in-law and sister-in-law and had a fine time. I collect the old Fiesta pottery, and used to buy it at flea markets all the time, but not anymore. It's gotten too expensive. My only hope now is to find it at a garage sale where the seller doesn't know how collectible it is. And no, I don't tell them. All's fair in love and garage-saleing. I once bought a Fiesta mug for .50 that was worth $12. (heeheehee) Of course, as my husband said, my Fiesta is worth nothing, because I won't sell it.
Well, guess I'll go join my friend at the pool. The others have gone off on an excursion we weren't interested in, so we two grandmas stayed behind with the 2-yr old. Hmm, let's see. Sit by the pool with a big glass of tea and watch an adorable 2 yr old play. Tough life, right?
Have a great day, everyone. --Romeena
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44097:
You suffer so...
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44098:
Hey gang im still here.....bologna samiches for lunch and chips,fantas....was at the boat all day yesterday with the kids, one last trip before school starting today....well i gog a lot to read but yard work calls before the rain...back in just a bit!...SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44099:
hey everyone ,been a busy weekend and Im still going hope to catch up on the archives later .Everyone have a great day
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44100:
Wow. I've been napping on the porch for nearly three hours and nobody has done so much as holler fish. See y'all tomorrow.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44101:
Hello folks. I'm back in the USA.
Sorry for disappearing without giving advanced notice, but I needed to take some time off to reflect. It all started out when a friend sent me a very thought provoking link. Although the theme of this link relates to the passing of a friend, it can apply to all of us and how we live our lives. So get into a comfortable position, turn up your speakers, click here and post your comments.
from Poor Horatio
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44102:
Oustanding, HORATIO. It certainly does make one take pause and think. And the pictures are beautiful. Thanks for the link.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44103:
Welcome back Horatio...hey Boo,ro,m-t,colt,lucy,possum,TOM,Rev,asa,hm,bwb,dwf,md,goober,mavis,and all my friends...got the mowing done,taking a break..kids will be here from school soon...got to run to Publix...tonight I think we will have boiled shrimp and crablegs,corn on the cobb,green beans,hush puppys,and tea...and will you bring some slaw Big Maude?...and Mil will you bake s pie or cookies?...well let me get busy...put carpet fresh down and Opie [kitten] is going nuts!..let me get it vacumed!...SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44104:
Wow, Spot, that seafood boil sounds so good! I'm in Destin, FL. Is that very far from you?
PH, I want to check out that link, but think I'll wait until I get back home. The connection on this laptop keeps breaking - very annoying. Also, my thumb keeps hitting the little mouse square and relocating the cursor, so I'm pretty grouchy by the time I finally get something entered. Argh! Still, we've come a long way from the days when absolutely none of this would have been possible. No porch, no email, nothing. Wow.
Have a great evening, all. --Romeena
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44105:
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44106:
ROMEENA: You're about 2 hours, and 45 minutes away from me!!!
Pensacola is 35, 40 minutes from here!!!
Pensacola is where I have my fan-club meetings, I'm from there, and I LOVE it. I also LOVE Destin.
I'm glad that I have one of ya'll in my neck of the woods. I used to go down to Destin every weekend, when I was younger, and party on the beach.
I'm sorry, I just got sooooo excited that one of ya'll are near here!!!
What are ya'll doing in Destin??? Hittin' that sunny beach???
It rained here a while ago, Might be headed your way.
This is so cool!!!
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44107:
was a nice day
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44108:
Hey Colt- that was me askin' about the Junebug, So i guess the ,logical progression would be April showers to May flowers to June BUGS! haha
BWB- Hey to you.
DWF- I'll be watching.
RO_ have a good time!
MD- good race, next stop MARY WIGGINS country..Michigan!
HM- nothin like some good midwest fun! How bout a watermelon seed spittin contest??
Sterling- are you all moved in? Kai excited to go back to her former school?
BOO_ I pray for all, so no problem with the email!
We got cultured marble in our shower about ten years ago. Like it! Easy to care for with Arm and Hammer Clean Shower.
I saw Dateline last night about bad contractors. make sure yours has a GOOD licence and look for complaints at dept of contractors or whatever in your state.
TOM- I REALLY liked that one line that IT CANNOT LIMIT ETERNAL LIFE! Good stuf!
Prayers for all,
Have a nice evening
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44109:
Boo- also check with your BBB. mdc
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44110:
Well, as ya'll see I didn't get back on here last night, I was so disgusted with them Redskins I just went to bed. Boy, hope that is not an indication of how the regular season is going to go. Asa I know it's only pre-season, but you know how I am when it comes to them 'skins. Ro so glad you are having a good time. Tom I hope to get some wrappers out to you next week, got a busy one ahead of me this week. Spot thanks again for such a wonderful meal. Best go act like somebody.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44111:
Hey to you MDC!!!
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44112:
Thanks, MDC, already put all the contractors under the microscope and talked to local building inspestors, etc.
Guys I have to tell ya'll something excinting. Remember my friend Linda who was dying and the Lord healed her? Well, we had another miracle in our church this week. Robert has been fighting cancer for several years and had numerous tumors in his liver. A month or so ago he went for treatment of the tumors but they could only do half of them, there was so many. They told him to go home, recuperate and come back so they could work on the remaining tumors. Well, he went to San Antonio today to begin treatment and when they checked all the tumors that were there to be treated were gone, all of them. All that remained were parts of the dead tumors that were treated last month. Amazing! We are just "pickled tink"! We are a small church, only about 150 on Sunday, so to have two recent miracles is just a wonderful blessing. Just wanted to share the good news with all of you.
Me-They, I did enjoy my freedom but had too much to do, still. Maybe I will take it easy tomorrow.
My 5 yr old loved school! Hoorah! She can't wait to go back and Sean likes his class and teacher.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44113:
Boo: That is so wonderful!!! I'll still be praying for him, and everyone on the porch.
God truely works miracles.
I called my Aunt, Boo. She didn't have anything to say, accept that all of the family was such a louse, and that she hated all of them. I don't understand, I just don't. She's been this mean all of her life, or as long as I have known her, and to think she's on the verge of death, and still shows no remorse to anyone. I said my I love you's, and told her that I hoped that she setteled her problems with God, soon, and I told her that ya'll were praying for her, and she said that ahe was glad. I hope that she knows the Lord. It's scary to think of how many people don't.
Hope all is well!!!
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44114:
Wading through the stacks of papers, pens, notebooks, and backpacks.... Tired, worn, and marked with pen..... talking in her sleep about lessons and assignments... Murmmuring statements like "Always put your name at the top of your papers, Raise your hand before you speak, No it's not time for break, We'll leave for lunch in 10 minutes, and Later..." yes... I can see her emerging it's Miss Dixie Belle Edwards of the 5th grade pit of doooooooooooooooooooom!
Kidding. It is an adjustment and I have been so Busy. But I think of you guys everyday I just don't have the chance yet to visit regularly again but I am gettign settled enough to get my priorities straight. ;)
I'm tired but good. Hope everything is okay here.
Remind me to tell you guys about my date this weekend later.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44115:
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44116:
FABULOUS Boo!!! Praise the GOOD Lord!
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44117:
Dixie: I pray for you, and your class!!!
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44118:
Well, I once again hope that all is well, and I think that I'll turn in early, the GF just got home, and wants to watch a movie.
Guess I'm stuck watching yet another chick-flick!!!lol
Prayers to all!!!
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44119:
Romeena...the boil was great!...have fun sunning!...hey bwb,mavis,lucy,dwf,MY Friend Dix!..Prayers Boo!...get-er-done..with that house!...hey colt.m-t,possum,...gosh got all my yard work done yoday...got to clean up the shrub trimmings...snack?...Millie where are ya?...Big Maude?...SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44120:
Gang I am cleaning house with the windows open and the fans running....with a Bsd Company CD in LOUD...can anybody relate?......SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44121:
that "Bad Company"...sorry
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44122:
To Barnwannabe Msg 44113, you still indicate that you haven't figured out why your Aunt is so mean. Did you ever act on what I suggested way back in Msg 42017 on July 3? Once you find out the answer, you may not have much time left to resolve this issue with your Aunt, considering how sick she is. And you might regret that for the rest of your life. So it's up to you.
from Poor Horatio
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44123:
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44124:
Gang now "Slow Ride" is on..trivia...who sings it?..SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44125:
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44126:
Hey BWB, I am glad you talked with your aunt and told her you love her. Don't give up...keep praying for her.
Dixie, I think I was in that "5th Grad Pit Of Doom" about 35 years ago.
Uh...BWB, I was wondering (I know you don't like to get too personal but I am kind of the "enquiring mind" of the porch)...when are you going to ask that girlfriend to marry you? You need to make a commitment if you are living with her.....(just a comment from someone who cares).
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44127:
You GOT it.....!SPOT....
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44128:
double vision is on now[the song]......name the group?...
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44129:
who answered the Foghat queston?.....SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44130:
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44131:
me....sorry. Feeling so sad, hate to sign my name.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44132:
Thanks for sharing "The Dash", Poor Horatio, it is beautiful and thought-provoking, for certain. Today I was just thinking about that saying, "Your life is God's gift to you; what you do with that life is your gift to God"....how true.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44133:
Oh Millie, do you want to meet at Sarah's, Dear?
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44134:
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44135:
Are you still there, Mil?
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44136:
ok, see ya there..
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44137:
Mil was it you about the Songs?...SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44138:
gosh Gang this Sarah"s thing...I dont understand....SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44139:
Back in Black"...name the group?...
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44140:
Spirit in the Sky!...name the group?
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44141:
Small town town Girl!,...Name the group!
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44142:
Double vision.....name the group.....
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44143:
Yes it was me, Spot.
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44144:
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44145:
Break down"...song....Tom and who?...SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44146:
quess who? just had a total wipe out weekend so i will be repairing my sleep cells for a few days. just wanted to check in. mdc- tell them on the western site ole colt ought to retire and sit in front of the hotel in a rocking chair . tom, very good poem, uplifting as always. sounds like a lot of elixar being consumed. asa did you spike the chruch ladies drinks? spot- you working tonight. hang in there, prayers for each of you, good night honeys and dears. colt
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44147:
Just Buzzed my hair...norn on a 3 tok all guards off......no hair lefty!...Miss Sherry will be mad...SPOT
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44148:
Manfert man"s earth band is on! mIL....
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44149:
Zep on now............
August 14, 2006 - Msg 44150:
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44151:
Spot...I'm here, sort of.
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44152:
Hey Millie - you hang in there - we are with you in Spirit and we remember you daily.
Poor Horatio - really enjoyed that link - it was awesome and sent it out to some relatives and friends who will appreciate it as well.
Spot - my husband and I do the song thing when we are driving. You would be amazed at how much our 8 and 9 year old know about 70's/early 80's rock. They really like Queen (We will rock you!) and the soundtrack from Joe Dirt.
Take care all. . .
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44153:
Morning porchesters, hope all is well. My kids started back to school yesterday 1/2 day and then back to full days today. I have got to get my routine together.. been busy at work and at home as well. something we all have in common. Prayers to all in need and especially for Millie.
Have a good day and lets meet for lunch at
The Diner. see you folks at noon. Big Maude
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44154:
SPOT, to answer your question about Sarah's; last night I thought Millie could use someone to talk to so I asked her to come over to Sarah's chatroom for awhile.
Queen, what a cheezy group (no offense to any Queen lovers! ha). We used to love 'em when I was in high school, though.
Hope your kiddos have a good day at school, Maude and that you settle into the routine quickly.
I have to wake up the kids soon and get them ready for school, then the errands begin...always plenty to do. Hope you all have a pleasant morning. Continued prayers for Millie today (and all of you).
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44155:
Good Mornin' Porch,
Its a bit cloudy here in Atlanta. I wonder if it'll rain. We're in a deficeit so the rain would be welcomed by our farmers. I'm still trying to get used to waking up early. My body naturally wakes up at 7 or 7:30, but I can lie in bed until 8. Now I have to get up at 6:50. Bryson looked at me this morning as if, are you kidding me? I wish I had my camera.
Boo- I'm loving the freedom myself. Stepkids are gone and Bryson's in school. I have so much cleaning and organizing to do that technically I'm really working, but at least I'm doing it by myself. My grandmother is an antiques dealer in Ky and I grew up going to flea martkets, estate sales, and thrift stores. You can find really good bargains at those, such as your chair. A year ago Bryson was playing baseball. I went into a local Goodwill and there was a wooden plaque with Bryson's name burned into it that held baseball items! He has an unusal name and it was cool to find, especially for $1. I live in an apartment so I can't help you with the fixture issue, but I know a good bit about colors and stuff since I'm in fashion.
DWF- Thank you for asking about Bry's first day of school. He loved it! He hates having to go to the trailer because its so small, but that's about it. His school has over 900 kids and it wasn't built to hold that many so the 3rd grade and some special needs kids go to trailers that they call "cottages". Believe me, its a trailer.
Asa- Yes, I believe school is starting early. They are giving more breaks though. Plus, I believe they are slowly working towards year round schooling. I still haven't decided how I feel about that. What's the porch's view?
Homemaker- What did the doctor say? Could you be pregnant?
Big Maude- Your comment on behaving reminds me of one of my grandmother's sayings, Be Sweet now, ya hear?
Me-They- Out of curiosity, why don't you like ornamentation on women? Even if its tastefully done? My husband doesn't either. He prefers the "natural look", or so he says. When I'm made up he's certainly not complaining! There are some studies that show if you're wearing nail polish with certain chemicals that they can leak into your blood stream? I only buy nail polish at whole foods or the hard candy brand. I like the thought of uniforms. Doesn't your daughter go to a christian school?
Poor Horatio- Thank you for that link. It was so touching that I'm going to pass it to my friends. What did you take away from it?
Spot- I'm surprised that you're using carpet with your animals. Have you considered hardwood floors?
Tom- Your poem was beautiful, again. You have a wonderful talent.
Dixie- Okay, so what's up with the date? Where did you go? What did you do? What did you wear?
BWB- Everyone in this world wants to hear that they are loved. Its wonderful you told your Aunt that. In the South, there is a saying that I try to adhear to: Kill them with kindness. You can never go wrong.
Millie- I'm so sorry your sad. I'm praying for you, my friend. Please let us know what we can do. Do you have family near by to help?
MDC- You seem to have a strong faith and I admire you for that. My stepkids are in your city, and they still say its too hot to do anything.
Well, after my novelette I believe I'll go. Bryson's room looks like a tornado after the kids left. Y'all have a wonderful day. I will be able to check back more often now that I have some freedom.
Blessings to you and yours,
Rise and Shine and give God the Glory!
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44156:
Morning Boo,Millie,TOM,Horatio and all...let meet at Cracker Barrell and let Mil buy!....im on my way...SPOT
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44157:
Hey Lucy!...will you drive the breakfast bus?...SPOT
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44158:
Boo, Big Maude, and Lucy, have I missed something? You just make me wonder because school has already started for your kids, but Kai's school doesn't start until after Labor Day. Weird. I don't know, starting school mid-August just seems weird to me, but then I grew up here too and couldn't imagine starting the school year that early. Or maybe your schools let out earlier for summer?
Speaking of school, MDC, no Kai won't be going to her old school, as that was just a pre-school she went to. The good news is that several of her classmates(whom she remembers) from her preschool year here are going to be in the same class as she is, so it won't be a totally new experience. There will be some familiar faces there.
Well, better get going. The Man is delivering our new dryer today(yippee - I get to do laundry)pretty soon.
Millie, hope you feel better.
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44159:
Good morning everyone! It's going to rain today and we need a little rain.
LUCY: It's not that I don't like ornamentation on women; a little make-up and jewelry can add zip to a "look." But I don't like heavy or bold make-up; I prefer the subtle, or natural, look. I don't like open-toed shoes because I think adult feet, in general, are gross and would rather they stay out of sight. The flip-flop and Birkenstock fads have really dealt me a heavy blow. I also don't care for earrings because they attract attention to yet another less-attractive body part. And, for some reason, I just find most earings funny-looking. The nail polish thing is just preference as well, though clear or natural-looking nail polish looks quite well on women. So, it's not really a value-thing or anything, just a personal preference thing. And, yes, my daughter attends a wonderful Christian school.
SPOT and BOO: Trivia: Who makes the rockin' woerld go 'round? (Remember that one?)
BWB: Gotta back BOO up on that comment.
MILLIE: Please check in and let us know how your're doing and if we can do anything for you.
DIXIE: You mean you didn't march that young man out here on the porch and let us grill him good before he took you out?
STERLING: My kids don't start until late August/early September, either. Maybe it's a regional thing?
Prayers all around...
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44160:
Now we need to hear from AFD and FRED!
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44161:
Fat bottom girls, Me-They!!
Sterling, this is the first time the kids have started this early here. I know they will be getting out early this year (May 18th).
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44162:
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44163:
Oh, I forgot to shout a big praise the Lord regarding yoru story, BOO.
August 15, 2006 - Msg 44164:
Hi Lucy - the doctor is sending me to a cardiologist and a neurologist. Luckily, not an ob-gyn - had that plumbing partially removed last year. As of right now - I have a heart murmur and an irregular heartbeat that he thinks is causing me some lightheadedness, etc. The neurologist is to determine if I have Meneire's Disease which is an inner ear problem that can make you lightheaded, vertigo, vomit, lose focus and concentration. I will be okay and the Lord is good and faithful so I am not worried. I just need some more energy back.
On the issue of school, Kentucky parents have joined together with a petition to get school to start later. It is called Save Our Kentucky Summers. Schools are being forced to start earlier due to the amount information that is required by the state to be covered in a year. Most states have goals and objectives that teachers must cover within that year. Some states require the teachers to document each time they cover a mandate. The paper trail for teachers is becoming unbelievable - more paperwork is forced than teaching at times. My kids (3rd and 4th grade) have a 20 minute recess once a day and 20 minutes for lunch. The rest of the time is in the classroom. The other thing forcing schools to start earlier is the testing information they receive - the US is compared to other countries and our education is at times "sub-standard". The other countries also weed out the weak students by high school and get them into vocational programs that will support them while the brainiacs go onto higher education levels. The US does not weed out anyone - so the lower test scores for those students who do do as well are averaged in with those that do do well - therefore, making the US seem dumb in comparison.
Okay - off of my soapboax. . .I just know about the politics of my job.
Off to get something done - maybe some Ibuprofen for this dang headache.