September 20, 2006 - Msg 45647: Night Porch!

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45648: Hey all!!!

I in no way, shape, form, or fassion meant that I was going to do anything about it, I just meant that I would before I let her do, but she's got so many friends, and family members supporting her, and telling her to get the police involved, that I don't think she'd do it!!!

I did tell her that I'd do it before I'd let her do it, but I just wanted her to know that we cared about her, and were backing her(as I said before, the husband is questioning her), as her husband has taken his backing away. He's not being mean, he's just been questioning her alot.

Ya'll remember to "STAY CALM PEOPLE"!!!

Good night, and prayers to all!!!

Barnwannabe. :) :) :)!!!

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45649: Breakfast on ME at the waffle house.....been teaching class all day ........prayers..SPOT

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45650: BWB- great sweep. spot- breakfast at waffle house is great, thanks. lunch at millies, i wonder what pies are on the menu? snow west of denver and in salt lake city. wow can winter be trying to sneak in? i'll have to read archives later. have a blessed day everyone. just ole colt

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45651:
Morning Folks

Sunny, sunny, sunny here today, although the temperature did touch the 20's last night.

spot-I'm on my way to the Waffle House.


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45652:
Hey there colt!

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45653: Mmm. Pecan waffles, bacon well done and an endless cup-o-joe. Does it matter if I'm a day late? (story of my life) Thanks SPOT! ~ Mrs. Wiley

Barney: "... plain and simple. a'PAthy."
Andy: "Apathy."Barney: "Right."

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45654: "How do you do Mrs. Wil-eee?"

Good morning everyone. I hope that y'all are enjoying as a beautiful day as it is here.

Don't have time to read the archives this morning; I'm leaving work at 11:30 so I have a bunch to do. Breakfast sounds great.

Today the Mrs. and I are celebrating nine years of wedded bliss, and fourteen years of togetherness (our wedding anniversary happens to fall on the date of our very first date--neat, huh?). No special plans until the weekend.

Take care. See y'all tomorrow. Prayer time at 8:55 p.m. EST!


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45655: Lunch will be on M-T somewhere!!...I will leave the Tip....SPOT

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45656: Okay, about Chick-fil-A?


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45657: Chick-Fil-A sounds great, Me-They. Nice place, closed on Sundays, good food. Good choice.

Just got home from the doctor, got the big brace/cast thing off. Just a light dressing and the little splint I was wearing before surgery now. Should be able to return to work tonight, unless the hospital objects to the splint. If so, then they can just scramble for a nurse, because there are only two of us scheduled tonight, and that won't be enough. I suspect they'll decide that my splint will not be a problem. The stitches had to stay in for another week, but I can take them out myself when it's time, don't have to return to the doctor's office. I like that because he's over in north Dallas, and I just hate driving over there.

Beautiful day here, too. Cloudy, looks like rain, temp only 68. After the heat and drought we've had this summer, trust me, this is a beautiful day.

Well, away I go. Meeting my best buddy for lunch. She's my DIL's mom, and my best friend. Isn't that neat? God is good. She's the one who went with me to Mongolia. Believe me, if you can spend two weeks living with someone in those primitive conditions and still remain friends, you've got a friend indeed.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45658: Also if you can be co-mothers-in-law and co-grandmothers, and still be friends, that's pretty good, too. --Romeena

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45659: Hi All
Anice day on the cool side .
That nice that you and in-law are good friend. it hared to fine in-law who want to be friend what thim.
Will I'm working on to find the comp thah the gum cmopget paper from to used on gum, that way maybe I can get some from thim.

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45660: Thanks M-T for lunch....I will be back in a bit with the supper menu....hey Miss Romenna!..asa,TOM,Rev,Mil,lucy,hazel,fg,possum,colt,auh20 and all...great day here in Ga.gona do yard work...SPOT

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45661: Afternoon Porch,
Hope everyone is having a great day. Me-they, you just love Chick-fil-A, don't ya? I do too. My ladies group and I were talking about them today because they observe the Sabbath which is controversial.
Romeena- That's wonderful that your best friend is a relative! Please email me your address so I can send my pictures that I finally have ready to you-a1healthataoldotcom.
Spot- What are you teaching?
Dixie- 5 days until GG season 7! I'm excited.
Boo- I'm glad that Sean and Erin are doing well. Have you been to the dr? Gargle with warm sea salt water if you're not already.
Tom- I've noticed your typing is different. Are you taking computer classes? Its nice.
Possum- I'm proud of you for standing up to your Mom. I believe you're honoring her in the way you're hasndling things.
MDC- How's the job hunt?
AUH2O- Do you think Hillary will run for Prez?
Have you ladies ever heard of They have this great ladies group based on Prov. 31 that I'm using to lead a bible study through my church. It has been a blessing to everyone in our group whom were quite frankly just waiting for their marriages to break up. Just a thought.
Have a nice rest of the day.
Blessings to you and yours,
Psalm 1

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45662: Email on the way, Lucy. Now I'm gonna try to get a little nap before going to work tonight. I'm feeling a bit stepped-on, haven't been to work in ten days because of my hand surgery. Sure would love to retire, but just not in the realm of possibility right now. --Romeena

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45663: I apologize for my drive by attempts -
We have been really busy around here - going to go and split wood in a few minutes. As many of you know, we heat only with wood ("Al Gore, yes, I am contributing to global warning, thank you") so it is that time of year that we do the job of cutting wood.

Gotta a big pot of chili on tonite and some ritz crackers to dunk into it! Mmm that's good! Maybe some cheese and summer sausage as well. . .

talk and rock later -


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45664: I have been trying to post. The censor came up and said that a had some words some might think were offensive. I proofed it a hundred times and cant figure it out..oh well, I'll try later..


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45665: Well i have tried to cut and paste and reword and redo..nothing is working. It used to tell us which words were offensive. I cannot see ANything in my post that could be offensive. I even checked my punctuation. Ohwell..
Lucy: I have not heard of have heard of a study based on Proverbs 31. Where are you located again?

Boo: how did it go at the Dr?

Me they: my hubby and I dated for five and a half years before we got married. We were engaged a long time too..I dont recommend that though..haha.

Lets see if this goes through..


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45666: Yay!!

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45667: Idelle, I had the same problem earlier. I posted about my doctor's visit and there was nothing in it that I could find that needed to be censored. I tried over and over but never could get it to post. Finally gave up. Anyway, I did see the doc and got a script for an antibiotic, good cough syrup and something for allergies. Thanks for asking.

Gotta go help Sean with his homework...


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45668:
WELCOME FALL--Let's all head to Colt's place for a jump in the leaves!
Alright Idelle! maybe the censor only recognizes "Alyce" and not idelle! haha
I GOT A JOB!! Whew, glad the hunt is over. Only took three weeks this time instead of 2 months.
So i go from homebuilder to BANKER! I was hired by Midfirst Bank of Oklahoma that is expanding in the Phoenix area. They have one branch here right now, and an admin office. I will be the office coordinator. They plan on 35 to 40 branches here in the next 5 years, so the office and position will grow. Great pay-- and benefits will startin one month! THANKS FoR THE PRAYERS! We continue to pray for BIL of PH, Boo, sean, Lucy's kid situation, etc. What a wonderful porch!
AUH20, LUCY- how bout Hillary for President----of Venezuela! ha
Ro- people ask me why I go to my mom's place so much, like most nights after work, well a registry lpn almost gave the wrong meds last night! AHHH i was not a happy camper, but thank God it didnt actually happen. She was very apologetic etc, and nothing that would have hurt too much , but still!
BWB- glad you are not taking it into your hands. remember you are just a wannabe! haha
Spot, good to see you at the waffle house!
HM- cut a cord for me! Now THAT's exercise!
Hey to mrs Wiley, tom and others.
Prayertime tonight.
Newton Monroe: (after closing his trunk) I don't know how you expect a place to grow if you don't encourage industry.

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45669: Howdy all!!!

Beautiful, yet tiresome day here!!!

Ya'll keep the prayers coming, as I will do the same!!!

MDC: Glad to know that you and all of the others care so much!!!

See ya'll later(Gonna go catch an ep. of TAGS!!!)!!!


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45670: MDC - a cord, how about several rick. We go through about 8-10 rick for the season as do my in-laws. We have some heavy duty work for this heavy duty cutie! Ha Ha

Take care all. . .almost time for beddy bye!


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45671: Congrats on the job! Your educashun was worth every penny!


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45672: MDC: Hooray on the job!! That is great and I hope it all works well for you.

Boo: What was the diagnosis? Sounds like they've drugged you up pretty good!


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45673: Three Cheers for MDC! Glad for ya!
And a Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Me- They-wishing you many,many more.

Lucy-'preciate it.

Boo,glad you're on your way to recovery,and that it wasn't strep.Feel better fast!

Love to all.
possum under a rock

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45674:
Hey there,Ms. Idelle! Didn't see ya!

possum again

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45675: Well,Idelle got me thinking.Boo didn't say she DIDN'T have strep,did she? What kinda ailment you got,Boo?

possum once more

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45676:
Me-They Happy Anniversary!

Romeena-I didn't mention it to ya but I did appreciate your post about the state of today's churches. By the way, your church sounds great! Oh yeah, take it easy with all of the technical nursing verbiage, "brace/cast thing?" haha

Lucy-I think Hillary is gonna run. That's why they built her.

MDC-Wow, Banker! You went from working for the "man" to being the "man." As for Hillary, she might as well run Venezuela; You couldn't tell her and Chavez apart if you just read their speeches.


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45677: Hey all!!!

M-T: Happy Anniversary to you!!!

Hope all is well, and good luck with Boo overcoming what ever it is that she has!!!

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers!!!



September 21, 2006 - Msg 45678: Ha, we are starting to sound like old folks talking about my "ailment"! Who knows what it is? Let me tell you why I say that; this doc I went to for the first time is a small town doctor who works out of the oldest dr's office in the state of Texas (historical marker outside and everything). I had not been in there in at least 30 years and let me tell you, nothing had changed but the magazines. It even smelled exactly the same. So I meet the doc and he looks at my throat and got this tongue depressor and jammed it so far into my throat that I gagged. He told me he thought I had what HE had, "allergies", but said he was going to culture my throat. We talked about our family, the Texas Hill country, etc., he handed me 4 prescriptions and sent me on my way. After I left and was starting for home, I realized that he never did a throat culture and I didn't feel like going back in there. I had already sat in the waiting room for over an hour. Whatever. So, who knows? I know it wasn't allergies, though. I do feel a whole lot better today so I guess it doesn't matter much. Anyway, I have enough meds to cure anything and enough codeine to keep me from caring.

Congratulations on the new job, MDC. Hope you love it.

HM, I never heard of a rick and when someone mentioned you cutting them a cord, all that came to mind was umbilical cord. I guess a cord is a bundle of wood? We don't have such things here in South Texas. We just sometimes have, "a bunch'a wood" for bar-be-que's and occasional campfire.

Better go get me some of the Colonel's elixer that the doc gave me today...


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45679: Evenin' Porch,
Just a few quick comments before bed.
Romeena- I'll get them out this weekend. I hope your arm continues to heal well.
Me-They- Happy Anniversary!
Boo- I'm glad you went to the doctor. After your finished with your antibiotic either take probiotics or eat lots of stonyfield yogurt to heal your tummy.
Idelle- I live in Atlanta. I guess I'm either a Georgia Peach, Southern Belle, or Scarlett. I like it here except the traffic. Hubby's in your neck of the woods right now, sigh.
Possum- You take care of yourself now, ya hear?
MDC- Congratulations on your new job! It sounds as you're certainly qualified! Anytime promotion is mentioned its a good thing-channeling Martha, ha.
Mavis- How are ya dear? I know you're busy with your new pup, but make sure ya check in.
BWB- Thank you for your prayers
AUH20- I think Hillary will run too. Its funny because if she wins we'll wonder who's really running the show, she or Bill, as we did when Bill was Prez.
Colt- How ya hangin'?
Well, I need to get to sleep, or at least attempt. I never seem to get enough sleep when hubby's gone, at least on the first night. Y'all have a great day tomorrow!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45680:
Hello porch family...missed you all last night. Trust you all had a great day.

Goober...prayers for your concert and revival

MDC...LOL...I didn't even catch the "Meth Church" until I read your post.

Boo...still praying for your throat

Ro....glad your hand is still doing good

Gas dropped to $1.99 today here in SC.

Hey Spot...I've got the snack for tonight. Hope ya'll like homemade strawberry ice cream. Mrs. Rev has a fresh baked pound cake also. Just put on a fresh pot of java.

You all have a good nights rest. Praying for all our porch family.

September 21, 2006 - Msg 45681: Thanks, REV. You are very nice to pray for my throat.

Thanks for the advice, Lucy. That was my concern with taking antibiotics. I like to prevent the problems afterward. (Now the rest of you can look away at what I am about to say...sorry). I don't get yeast infections like some people do, even after taking antibiotics. Does taking the probiotics prevent that, too, because I sure don't want to get one?

I forgot to say Happy Anniversary to Me-they and Mrs. Me-They. Hope they are having a wonderful time. They certainly deserve it.

Well, I'm feeling more relaxed after the elixer so I think I will curl up in bed with a book....

Sweet dreams to Lucy, hope she can sleep without her hubby.


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45682: Where's ASA??? Did he say he was going on vacation and I missed it or something?


September 21, 2006 - Msg 45683: Hope someone can help me with this one... Which
episode does Barney recite his poem about Juanita
over the phone to her? Andy walks in and over hears him and joins in. Thanks, A Fan

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45684: evening porch,just checking in to see how everyone is doing.MDC,congratulations on the new job,Boo,glad you got to the doctor and got some meds.We are all still battling some kind of bug here,that still has us feeling bad.happy anniversary me-they.Colt,I think that colder weather is trying to sneak in on us.Romeena,glad you got uour big cast off and have more freedom of movement.Well,ya'll,keep us in your prayers that we get better soon,and,say a prayer I'll get over this depression i'm fighting soon.Sweet dreams everyone-ky girl

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45685: Boo - a cord is a lot of wood, 4 feet high, four feet wide and 8 feet long. We do several cord or a lot of ricks in one year. We loaded down two pickup trucks (full size, 8 foot beds) with wood. If we do it just right, we can get a little over 2 rick on a truck. That is piled high deep. Isn't it nice that we all learn from each other.
Boo - I do hope you are feeling better soon. In the Ohio River Valley - sinus and allergies abound!

Last day of statewide testing today! Yay!


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45686: Boo: Glad you are feeling better..

Lucy: Ok , for some reason I thought you were in VA. I know what you mean about Atlanta traffic. The first time I was there, downtown, it was in the middle of the traffic hardly..the second time..My hubby got the wonderful idea to go through and not take the bypass at 3:30 in the afternoon! I thought we were going to die. I like GA. love Savannah. We have family in Macon. Vacationed at Tybee Island this summer..what a wonderful place.

Hello to everyone else..Take care and have a great day!


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45687: Mornin' Porch,
Boo- You crack me up. Yes, probiotics prevent them. If you were to find out it is strep then it would be terrible if both of your kids came down with it too. Get lots of sleep too. Sounds like the elixir is helping! I did sleep fairly well. Maybe I'm getting used to hubby being gone.
Idelle- We vacation in St. Simon's which is near Tybee at least twice a year. We love it down there. Hubby's in Virginia right now. Maybe that's where you heard it. Stay away from Atlanta from 7-10am and 3-7pm. The roads are horrible!
Rev- I'm so thankful the gas is going down, aren't you?
Homemaker- My sister and her family are always ill and they are in the Ohio Valley also. I stopped my lifelong allergy shots after moving to GA. Take it easy.
KyGirl- Give your troubles to the Lord. He will heal you. Your in my prayers.
A Fan- I don't know, sorry. Many people on the porch know more about TAGS eps than I. Good luck!
I need to get to cleaning. I'm meeting a friend for lunch in awhile, and want to get my chores completed first.
Blessings to you and yours,

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45688: Good morning everyone! Another beautiful day here.

I only have a minute now, but I wanted to thank everyone for their well-wishes on our anniversary. I'll be back later.

Oh, and by the way, can we please keep this a yeast-infection-discussion-free zone, please?! Ick.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45689: Ha, I knew that would gross you out, Me-They!

Thanks for the info, Lucy. I slept pretty well and plan on getting some more. Hubby stayed home from work and got the kids to school so I am grabbing some elixer and going back to bed...wish me luck!


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45690:
Me-They Sorry, but, I was asked about Hillary.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45691: Morning porchesters, hope all is well this Friday morning. Cool and some rain this morning on my end of the porch. at work til about 11 then off to the doctor, then home to do some chores and then off to Friday night football. Puppy Belle is doing well. not to hyper and she seems to listen to commands pretty well. Kids are enjoying having her. She has take a real liking to my husband which is funny as he was not keen on having her to being with. He has bonded with her now and seems to enjoy her as much as the rest of the family. How about pancakes, sausage, bacon, maple syrup, coffee, tea and orange juice for breakfast. come on its ready!! Hey Lucy, come on over to my house when you are done cleaning yours. the dust is getting pretty deep.
prayers to all this morning. have a blessed day.
Big Maude

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45692: Lucy: We thought of going to St. Simon's, but then we decided on Tybee...and it was sooooo wonderful. St. Simons is more commercialized isnt it? I may be wrong. We loved the simplicity of Tybee. And especially it being so close to Savannah..and my fav person..Paula Deen!

Auh2o:that was too funny...


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45693: Now, AUH2O, we don't want to give infections a bad name :). I can't imagine that the Democrats would actually put Hillary up for the nomination. You automatically lose all of the Republican vote (I can't imagine any of them ctrossing party lines for a Clinton) plus at least half the Independents as well as the Democrats who don't like her. She might be able to squeek through a primary but I don't think even Howard Dean thinks she's got a shot to get elected.

MDC: Congratulations on the new job! If you're working at a bank, how about arranging for some free samples for your friends?

IDELLE: No, I don't necessarily recommend such a long engagement, either. But my wife was still in college when we started dating and I was in my late 20s so it seemed a good idea to take it slow. A lot can change in your early twenties. Plus, I had been briefly married (not even two years) in my early twenties and that burned pretty bad. (Long story short, "Did you get the number of that train that hit me?") I don't think I let it make me too gun-shy, but I certainly wanted to be sure that this one was for good. And it is. When that other door got closed, the Lord opened up this aircraft hangar sized door. I know that He was not pleased to see my first marriage end--heck, I wasn't either--but He knows that I did my part to try and heal it. And I truly believe that he sent the Mrs. into my life. He sure knows what He's doing.

Congrats on getting your cast off, ROMEENA. MAUDE: Give Belle a pat on the head for me. BOO: I do hope that you feel better today. Good to see you, KYGIRL.

Yeah, where is ASA? He better have a note when he comes back.

Hey to the rest of you!


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45694: Morning!

Gotta go, I'll read later.

Have a nice day.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45695: Good morning, all. Just got in from work, thought I'd check in before hitting the ironing board. Have to go back tonight, so need to sleep. Worst night in a while. We had 32 patients in a combined unit that's supposed to accommodate 23. That meant that nine patients were crammed into nooks and crannies, many of them remaining in the beds they delivered in. One was heard to grumble, "If I'd known it would be like this, I'd have gone to Parkland (the county hosital.)" Well, duh! No money, no insurance, no plans to pay, but she comes to our private hospital so she can get a private room. When she ended up in our three-bed triage room, she was pretty ticked. Ha! I love it!

Me-They, everyone makes mistakes, some just bigger than others. As for the unsuccessful first marriage - I once heard a preacher say something that I never forgot. Speaking on the subject of broken marriages, he said that while the Bible does say that what God has joined together, man should not put asunder, he has to wonder whether God had anything to do with some of the marriages he has seen. It may be free-lance theology, but it does make you think. Lots of kids rush into a marriage, with no thought to what they're doing, while God is probably saying 'Wait, wait! I have someone else in mind for you!" Guess we'll never know for sure, but it makes sense to me.

Well, off I go. Sleep calls. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45696: I agree 100%, ROMEENA.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45697: Romeena catch supper for us at Red Lobster!...SPOT

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45698: Howdy yall..
Just got back from school with my was Grandparents day for lunch. I went with my mom and MIL. It was nice! We observed the class after lunch and that was a nice treat.

Me-They..our engagement was 14 months. With that and dating combined it was 5 1/2 years together before marriage. We were kinda young I guess. I was 22 when we married. I finished college in May, and we wed in December. My daddy said" you can have her, but she MUST finish college first". Wise man. If I had gotten married before then..I would never have that piece of paper,that has yet to be framed. I would have said forget it and lets start a family. Which..after 6 months of marriage..I was pregnant. God is Good.
Anyway..guess I rambled on and on.

Well I have the afternoon to myself..I dont know what I'll do. One is in school, obviously and one grandma took the other one with her. Again..God is good..haha!!

have a great day..

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45699: IDELLE: Well, if you're not doing anything this afternoon, how about I send over a three-year-old who still needs work on his potty-training? That should spice up your day.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45700: M-T..send him over!! I've potty trained two.

Have you used the videos that are made for potty training. I can tell you one way that worked great for us...and I have girls so I dont know how it will effect boys, but skip the pull ups. With my first one..I never put them on her. I did try the vinyl underpants..but they were very bulky, she didnt like them. We went from diaper to cheap underware. We hosed her off plenty of times, but she eventually got it.
With my second one, I did use pull ups..because it was a whole nother ball game with two kids. She was actually easier to train..dont know why..dont think it was the pull ups, but maybe because her sissy was using the potty helped.

Great day to all


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45701: IDELLE: Our daughter took, literally, two days to completely potty train. She had just turned two. I can count the accidents she has had since on one hand. Our son is another matter. We started a few times after he was about 2 1/2, but it was obvious he wasn't ready. He turned three last month. He knows better, and can do the job right when he wants to, but most of teh time just couldn't care less. We have tried tapes, books, all kinds of positive reinforcement, and just about every suggestion that has come down the pike. We are using underwear at home and pull-ups when we go out and at night. We're getting there, but none too fast. I told the Mrs. that we may end up training him and Veda together.

Boy, this conversation has sure gone into the toilet :).


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45702: Me-They: Well good luck! Sounds like you know what you are doing. I think its wonderful that it only took your daughter two days. I have friends that say it took only a week for their kids..It wasnt like that for us, but at least its done now. I used to hear of kids who would get number 2 down pat before number 1. I was amazed. Then it happened to us.. My second child did that. It was cool! haha!
Your son is just being stubborn. He'll do it when he wants too. I know its aggrivating and frustrating..but then we forget how "bad" it really was after they're trained.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45703: >>>September 21, 2006 - Msg 45683: Hope someone can help me with this one... Which
episode does Barney recite his poem about Juanita over the phone to her? Andy walks in and over hears him and joins in. Thanks, A Fan>>>

According to "Mayberry, My Hometown" Juanita's Poem is from "The Great Filling Station Robbery" Episode 85 Broadcasted Feb. 25th 1963

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45704: Who was that masked man (or woman)...


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45705:
45703-Thanks for the answer for A Fan!
Pretty busy today, so just checking in.

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45706:
MT- potty training, infections, what's the dif? haha

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45707: MDC: One's icky, one's ooky.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45708: Let's just call the whole thing gross!

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45709: I'm sorry, I don't remember the name of the episode, friend....

Me-They, I am going to add my two cents to the toilet training. My little girl trained really easily, like Nora, but my son was a whole different thing. I didn't know it at the time but his anxiety "issues" were showing even back then. He learned to go wee-wee easily enough but was terrified of going poopy in the toilet. So, when the pressure was on, he would panic and hold it, which led to some terrible problems with constipation. That poor child went through h*ll. I would finally have to resort to glycerine suppositories and then he would poop out these big hard balls. We changed his diet, gave him laxatives, etc. but nothing worked. I remember one time sitting on the floor with him when he was 2, and holding his hand while he pooped out something the size of a baseball (and I'm not kidding). He was terrified of going and terried of not going. It was one horrible situation to deal with and it was just the beginning of the anxiety issues we were to deal with in the coming years. He finally got over his fear some time in his third year but soon become obssesed with the fear of vomiting. He had a terrible virus that caused him to throw up for days and after that, for years he had that phobia. He would hang his body over the bathtub and cry for hours thinking he was going to throw up. I almost lost my mind! It got so bad that he was terrified of riding in the car because he thought he would get car sick and throw up. They were some tough years until he was diagnosed and put on the Paxil. I decided to tell you this in case your little boy may be having some anxiety over the potty training (knowing your history I wanted to mention it...I hope that is ok). I only wish I had known then what I know now. I had no idea what was wrong with my son at that time and he suffered alot because of it.

My two cents are up,


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45710: Thanks for your two-cents, BOO. That's a logical leap, but I don't think so. It really doesn't seem to concern him. He doesn't really get upset to go in his pants, other than the obvious inconvenience. And he can do the right thing when he wants and seems okay with it. By the way, it's both #1 and #2. Basically, his success seems to depend on whether he feels like it or not. No, he appears to be the opposite of anxious--he's as laid back as I am high-strung. But thanks. It's nice to know friends care.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45711: Oh to have a laid back kid!!


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45712: Ha! Your son sounds like a healthy, typical boy. Thank God for it. I know that right now with having a new baby and all, it seems like a real stressor having two in diapers but I'll just bet he'll catch on real soon. That's the way it was with day they just did it and were trained from then on. Neither of them had any accidents after that. I do remember wanting to throw a party after I bought my last pack of diapers! Hopefully I won't have to buy them again until future grandkids. You know, I was thinking...I wonder what your relationship with your son will be like as he gets older. Sometimes opposites get along great and sometimes not. Expect alot from him but don't be too hard on him. We "laid back" types really love the people in our lives but are injured by harsh expectations (not that you would ever do that).


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45713: IDELLE and BOO: My daughter mores than makes up for my son's laid-back attitude. Not only is she easily stressed, but a drama queen to boot. But she is an adorable, sweet and kind-hearted girl and we wouldn't want her any other way. I wonder what the baby will be like? Probably a handful! Good advice, BOO.

Well, that's enough potty talk for one day. I'll see you next Tuesday (I'm off on Monday). Everyone have a great weekend.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45714: Boo, I totally sympathize...I threw a party last year! I had one in diapers, (at least, sometimes two) for eight years!

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45715: Boo, I totally sympathize...I threw a party last year! I had one in diapers, (at least, sometimes two) for eight years!

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45716: sorry...

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45717: SPOT, would you by any chance be the same SPOT who joined TAGS forum? Just wondering because there's a new member there named SPOT.

Oh, hey all!!! Anyone wanna go to Sarahs tonight?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45718: what time at Sarah's Warren? I might be able to make it later.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45719: Night Porch!

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45720:
To Idelle, Boo, and anyone else here who has been having trouble posting because of the censor, there is a way to identify the word(s) in your posting that are triggering it. You have to use the "Post Your Message On Miss Crumps Blackboard" page. Click here to visit that page. You only have to fill out three of the fields to test your posting. Fill in NAME, SUBJECT and type or paste your message in MESSAGE. Then click on the PREVIEW MESSAGE button. If anything triggers the censor, it will appear in uppercase bold text. When finished testing, click on the RESET button. Anything that passes this censor will be able to be posted at The Front Porch.

I believe Hillary would be foolish not to run next year with the republicans hurting so much in popularity polls. And if she can't obtain a Democratic nomination, she can try running as an Independent.

To Romeena Msg 45695, let me see if I understood you correctly. You work in a private hospital that has a patient with no insurance? I thought only county hospitals take patients with no insurance?

from Poor Horatio

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45721: Hey Horatio,colt,boo,ro,lucy,mil,TOM,Rev,M-T,idelle,dwf,bwb,MDC,hm,MD,goober,hazel,fg,possum,auh20,and all...Lucy been teaching a training class this week on sub station construction to people from other power companys....late supper: grilled ribeyes and baked taters and salad..grilled corn on the cob too...well prayers to all...SPOT

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45722:
Hello everyone. Wanted to check in real quick. Just got in so I haven't had a chance to read all the post.

Spot....thanks for the ribeye. Man I was hungry.

I'll try and check back a little later. Prayers for you all.

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45723:
Millie- so instead of a pity party, you had a potty party! ha
Anyone seen COLT? Hope all is ok with him, and it's just his ISP. Also STERLING.
KYGirl- prayers for you . Hope you are doing ok. I had some mild depression after my second layoff, but my dear angel wife really helped me get thru those first few days. Then I got determined and praise God, got a very good position! Prayers continue for all.
Homemaker, just your TALKing of a cord and rick made me tired! ha Way to go.
AUH20- did you hear S Hannity today? great show.
Hey to Maude, REV, tom, Idelle, spot , BOO, PH and all.
Tonight starts High Holy Days for our Jewish brethrn. In my study of prophecy, it is the only Jewish feast yet to be FULFILLED. (For example, the old testament Jewish Feasts of Passover and Pentecost were fulfilled at the Last Supper and at the descent of the Holy Spirit.) It is the Feast of Trumpets, and will be fulfilled with that great trump blast at the Lord's return.
Anyone here remember the old show "Romper Room?"
Well gonna go see if anything new on the album.
"May-ber-y Union High..."

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45724:
Also, apb for AFD.

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45725: Thank you to whoever answered my question! I knew
someone here would help me. You're terrific!!
My 17 year old daughter guessed the right episode after all. Isn't it great that the younger generation is enjoying this one of a kind classic show?!! God bless you, A Fan

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45726: Thanks for that censor info, PH! AS far as hospitals go, I worked in a private, Catholic hospital for years and we took anyone that came through the have to. There was a county hospital but nobody wanted to go there. We had illegal immigrants, too. Most of our patients had Medicaid. If a hospital turns a patient away who comes for help, they can be liable if something happens. For instance, in a small town near here there is a 300 bed hospital with a pretty bad reputation. A pregnant woman who lived near the hospital was having severe abdominal pain and bleeding. She presented at the ER of this small hospital and was turned away because she didn't have a doctor and they said they weren't equipped to care for her. They sent her 20 miles to a larger hospital and by the time she arrived (not by ambulance but by car), she had bled to death from placental abruption (the placenta had torn loose from the inside of her uterus). She and the baby died and the woman's family sued the hospital. That was back in the early 80's and it was talked about for a long time. Anytime anyone mentioned sending a patient to another hospital, the story was told! Now, Romeena probably knows more about all this but I think at our hospitals here, when people can't pay, the hospital just takes a loss (you can't get blood out of a turnip...even with the threat of collection agencies)...on the other hand, my late father-in-law was a small business owner and never could afford medical insurance. He had a heart attack and had by-pass surgery in the same private hospital I worked in and he was self-pay. He paid off his complete medical bill in the 80's (and it was astronomical), then several years later, he had a brain tumor and was put into this same hospital to prepare him for surgery to remove it. The hospital staff overdosed him on Dilantin and caused him to have to stay in the hospital an additional week. After the surgery was done and he was at home, the bills started arriving. My father-in-law paid the largest monthly payment he could possible pay to the hospital and they treated him like dirt. They constantly harrassed him and threatened him with litigation because he couldn't make large enough payments to satisfy them. Even though he had done what few patients ever do in paying off a huge bill in the past, they still treated him this way and never offered to reimburse him for the extra weeks that THEY had caused. I was furious and we squawked about it and got a lawyer. They finally backed down and let him pay as he could. I thought that really was terrible for a Christian hospital to do to an honest, hard-working citizen who payed his bills. Especially when there are so many who take advantage. Most people would have sued the hospital for what they did to him. Seriously, they almost killed him with the Dilantin. He was practically in a coma. My mother in law called me to come and see him because of the way he was acting and when I saw him I went to the nurse's station and looked at his chart. I discovered that the order for the Dilantin was over 10 times the dose it should have been! It turns out the doctor had written the wrong order and nurses who should have known better didn't question it. They had a conference about it but never offered an apology as far as I remember. My FIL then had to go to a telemetry unit for a week to monitor his heart before he could have the brain surgery. Most people just don't know how many mistakes like that occur in a hospital. You really have to be on gaurd and ask questions if something seems wrong. If you are put on a new medication, ask about the drug, ask for information about dosage and side effects and question those giving you the drugs if you need to. Especially if you have a loved one in the hospital who can't speak for themselves. Don't be afraid to ask questions. You won't offend a good nurse or doctor by doing so. Just be polite and understanding if you can't get everything you want the minute you want it. Like Romeena talked about yesterday, sometimes there just are not enough nurses to go around and that's not the nurse's fault. It's just all the more reason to be involved in your own care and know what is going on as far as your treatment. Years ago my mom saved my dad's life when he was in the hospital after surgery. A nurse hung up blood that was for the patient in the next bed. She was ready to start it when my mom told her it was the wrong blood type. Nowadays, there is a strict procedure to prevent a patient from getting the wrong blood (2 nurses are required at the patient's bedside to check name bands and numbers, type, etc. before starting blood). I don't know if they did that back in the early 70's when this happened to dad, but thank God mom was there.

I have babbled on enough....sorry.


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45727: Wow, that was WAY too long. Sorry


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45728: thanks for all your prayers porch,i did feel a little better today,and,have gotten a better perspective on things,please keep up the praying!Does anybody ever watch The Glen Beck show?I just started watching it,he makes some good points.Yea,MDC,I remember romper room.and,captain kangaroo.well,gotta close,talk to you all later-kygirl

September 22, 2006 - Msg 45729: KYGirl, I am so glad you are back on the porch again. Hope things get brighter for you, Dear. You never know...the last time I was going through some anxiety and depression (about 2 years ago), it was very difficult but something I had to go through to get to where I am today. On the other side of that painful experience God had a most wonderful gift for me; the understanding of grace. I had to go through the wilderness but it was more than worth it on the other side. May God keep you, bless you and gift you with spiritual understanding on your journey!


September 22, 2006 - Msg 45730: Wow what a post Boo!!!..ha ha...hey to all...hey ky.......breakfast will be on Boo at her place.....SPOT

September 23, 2006 - Msg 45731: Is that some kind of punishment, SPOT? I guess I will have to get up early and milk the cow again, squeeze the oranges and pick the coffee beans.


September 23, 2006 - Msg 45732: Hi All.
I do not like this time of the year al the cold.
That bad old bag will be around and it time for the short to keep him away.
I think Hillary wound make a good pre.
Maybe she can clean up the miss that thing are in.
My sis mother in law is in the hosp and can used some prayer.
The family think she may not be here mouch longer.
She have oldtimer, and now all she want to do is sleep.
Someone said that the last step of it is wind sleep all the time.


September 23, 2006 - Msg 45733: Hi All.
Nice day.
A family is a wondrous thing,
Bringing joy to heart
In trials it can comfort bring
As love it does impart.
As family means belonging
And standing by always.
We know we never are alone
And together we can pray.
Our earthly family is a gift
To be treasured with your love;
Tis a vision of the family
We'll share in Heaven above.


September 23, 2006 - Msg 45734: Well, Poor Horatio, I know it seems ridiculous, but that's how it is. Boo has it right. Emergencies will be admitted, insured or not, money or not. Usually, very few exceptions are made for non-emergent situations. They're stabilized if necessary and sent on to Parkland (the county hospital). Emergencies are admitted and treated - heart attack, hot appendix, such as that, and I can't say that's wrong. Life is precious, insurance or not.
Here's the rub. Labor is always considered an emergency, even if she's walking and talking and eating an ice cream cone! Several reasons - first, labor can go from idle speed to breakneck speed in a matter of minutes. Second, many severe complications can occur without warning - as in Boo's example. Third, the rights of an innocent party have to be protected (the baby). So, these girls show up at our hospital, walk in and announce they're in labor, and they're admitted. They may have had prenatal care at Parkland (if they had any at all) and they may stand there and tell us flatly that they came to us so they could have a private room, but we still have no choice. It gets irksome, as in Thursday night, when we had illegals, who should have been Parkland patients in our big private rooms, while American citizens, who have bothered to secure insurance and who have had prenatal care and done everything right, are stuck in a windowless triage room with two other women, and one tiny bathroom. It's not fair. But then, who said life would be fair?

I could recite case after case of abuses of the system, but it would just make me mad all over again and wouldn't do anyone any good, so I'll spare you.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

P.S. Gotta share this one! Young couple, dirty and disheveled (she's barefoot) come in "in labor". She's not, L&D sends her home. No car, no other transportation, no money. Hospital agrees to pay for a cab to get them back across Dallas. (How they got to us in the first place, no one knows.) Anyway, the cab driver calls us later and informs us that he was asked to drop them at a Denny's so they could have dinner, and to come back in an hour and pick them up! He was paid by a hospital voucher, but they had money to eat at Denny's!