January 30, 2007 - Msg 49115: Boo - could you email me your chicken dish that you wrote in here a few archives ago. (chicken breasts, soup, noodles, etc.) Thanks bunches!


January 30, 2007 - Msg 49116: Lookie there - I swept. . .see Asa, I can clean up after myself. .


January 30, 2007 - Msg 49117: LUCY: Wow. That was some story. What a blessing.

About Dakota Fanning, I don't blame her--she's 12. You can't expect a 12-year-olds to make the best life choices. I can't get over her parents allowing her to do the film.

BOO: Naw, I didn't get teased. Most kids I know didn't have great cars. Believe it or not, a rusty Dodge Dart wasn't even close to teh bottom of the barrel compared to some of the cars and trucks we went around in.

Nice sweep, HM.


January 30, 2007 - Msg 49118: Glad you weren't made funny of Me-They.

That recipe is on it's way (if I had the right email address), Homemaker.


January 30, 2007 - Msg 49119: Lucy, thanks fo that story. What a tearjerker.
Sean is better today, still bummed, of course, and kinda long-faced, but okay. I sure hope he learned something from this. I know I did.
Lunch on me.....cuban sandwiches and potato salad....eat up!

January 30, 2007 - Msg 49120: Goodm sweep hm...busy here at work....hand me a cuban Millie...SPOT

January 30, 2007 - Msg 49121: Enjoy, Spot! They're goooood!

January 30, 2007 - Msg 49122: Thanks for the recipe Boo - I am going to try that one next week with the boys. Well, the youngest boys, the hubby doesn't do chicken. It ain't real meat. . .
Kind like the Darlins' MEAT. . .TATERS. . .BREAD!


January 30, 2007 - Msg 49123: Millie - what's a cuban sammich?


January 30, 2007 - Msg 49124:
Hey Homemaker! Ya must be tuckered out from all that wood choppin. I see you only signed as "hm". haha
Millie, I do believe that you rival Spot for GOOOd grub! A little slice of sweet potater pie would just about do it!
MT- a 78 granada is now what the army calls a tank! haha
Boo- ah, those 70's Delta 88's about two blocks long and plenty of trunk room for the drive in movies! Could fit about 4 in there. teehee
BTW, re: the water bombs... gee, i wonder where Erin gets her traits!! haha
Well,God bless all you wonderful, unique, one of a kind creations of the true and living God!!

January 30, 2007 - Msg 49125: Mmmmm,hm, you don't know whatcher missin'! Sliced pork tenderloin, thin sliced ham, swiss and picckle with mustard grilled up panini style. Good eatin'! I'm making blackberry pie tonite, so I;ll just make an extry one for the porch,ok?
Gotta read up some more. Anybody still up and rockin'?

January 30, 2007 - Msg 49126: To Lucy Msg 49114, even I could not hold back the tears reading your story.

To Millie. I emailed Floyd about the problems we had the other night over at Sarah's. He informed me that he is in the process of setting up a new chat room.

from Poor Horatio

January 30, 2007 - Msg 49127: Hey Poor Horatio, and thanks. Hope you are well.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49128: Morning folks! PH and all, I'll get that new chat room set up ASAP. I have to get the latest issue of "The eBullet" out this evening so I may not have time tonight. I have found a few good ones to look at and hopefully you guys will like 'em.


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49129: Morning folks. Hope all is well. COLD here this morning around 16 degrees. supposed to get snow tomorrow, winter storm warning. Please pray for a family that lives in the subdivision that is diretly behind my house. I was looking out the window of my bedroom this morning (around 7 am) and noticed that a home 2 doors down and up behind my house was totally engulfed in flames. My kids were waiting on the bus and also saw the flames and heard the emergency departments responding. What a scary and tragic thing to happen. I don't think we know the family but am certain they would appreciate prayers. I don't have any other details at this point but will let you know if I do. I believe it was a fairly new home. thanks so much. I will check back later today. trying to get my mind ready for work mode. Prayers to you guys. Big Maude

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49130: Good morning everyone.

Prayers for your neighbors, MAUDE. That is terrible. I hope no one was hurt.

Talk to y'all at lunch.


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49131: Prayers for that family,Big Maude. How awful-like Me-They said,hope nobody was hurt. Have a good day at work.
Gotta go do some kitchen chores-y'all have a good day! Stay warm!
possum under a rock

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49132:
Hey Folks

We are getting socked with snow the last couple of days, about two feet. I have to go up on the roof to dig out the satellite dish in a bit. Still no snow days and the girls are feeling really cheated. But, ya know, I still love'em.

Boo-We watched the movie you mentioned the other day, "The Valley of Lights." We gave it two thumbs up.

Lucy-My goodness, that must have been magnificent. That's something you and all the folks there will remember forever. You are so right, we do need to remember all of our soldiers and their families. I just started reading a second book about Iwo Jima and coupling those books with your story it seems like are miltary is still in good hands.

Maude-Prayers for your neighbors.


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49133: Please be careful, Auh2o, I am having visions of Clark Griswold falling off the roof of his house!!

Prayers for your neighbors, Maude, and I want to say something...I want all of you to know what a priveledge it is to pray for your requests. I think it's wonderful that we can come here and ask our friends to pray. The porch is a very good place to be and I'm thankful for every one of you.

I wonder how the job search is going for Sterling. I love to read Sterling's posts. They are always interesting and insightful. I hope he comes around more often because I miss hearing about Kai, especially.

Wish Mavis wasn't so busy, too. Would sure like to hear from her more, as well. I trust the results of the sono were confirmed by the doctor...check in soon Mavis.

Hey to Possum Girl. Good luck with the kitchen chores. I faced my arch nemesis and did my laundry yesterday. Still have to put it away, though (yuck). I think my biggest problem is that we are so limited for space here in mom and dad's house with 6 of us living here in a 3 bedroom house. I get rid of things alot but it just seems like there isn't a place for everything. As it is, Sean and Bruce's clothes are kept in those big plastic drawers in the laundry room. Sure will be nice to have some space in the new house.

I am going to have to take our Lab Leah to the vet today. I am really concerned about her. She is a young, energetic dog but something is wrong with her the past couple of weeks. I am afraid maybe she has heartworms. I give her prevention but now and then I forget a month and we have terrible mosquitos here sometimes year round. She just seems to have so much trouble breathing after activity and it's getting worse. Her tongue is even turning blue after she runs or plays and you can just tell she is having a tough time. I am concerned for the kids because I don't want anything to happen to this dog after we lost Belle and Jingles so close together. Erin still talks about Jingles often and just this morning told me, "It should have been me that was hit by that car, not Jingles". It seems to bother her so much still. Please pray for Leah. If it is heartworms, the treatment can be so rough on the dog and I hate to see her suffer even more. Thanks friends. I will let you know how it goes at the vet's office.


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49134: I was reminded of something funny I saw on MASH last night. It was the episode when all supplies were cut off to the unit in the middle of winter and they had to conserve energy. They were burning everything they could find that was wood or paper. Well, Henry Blake (my favorite) came in to sit down at his desks and the legs had been cut off of his desk and the drawers were missing. He said, "Radar, am I getting taller or are the legs missing from my desk?" Radar said, "yessir, someone cut them off.", to which Blake replied something like this: "That's just not right to cut off a man's legs and then steal his drawers!" Now no matter how you feel about MASH, that's comedy!


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49135: Back at work gang....expecting ice tonight so they said be here till whenever....yall will have to feed me till tomorrow ok?....SPOT

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49136: Boo,I enjoyed that MASH episode last night too. Did you see the one a few nights back in which it was Frank's birthday? Trapper & Hawkeye were trying to figure out how old Frank was and one of them said "Why don't we cut him in half and count his rings?"- made me laugh out loud! MASH was pretty funny at times,considering what the subject was.
Spot,that ice is coming to us after it passes by you.Hope conditions don't get too bad for us (you included). Take care,ya hear?
See y'all later!
possum again

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49137: No Possum, I didn't see the episode you are speaking of. Last night was the first time I have watched any MASH in a long time and I didn't even get to watch all of that episode. Seems there isn't time for TV these days. I tried to catch a few minutes of American Idol last night but that didn't work out, either...probably just as well. I did see a few minutes of a very immature little brat cussing out the judges and that was more than enough for me! I think I will wait until they get out of the try-out phase before I watch it, if ever. I have bible study at the girl's rehab on Tuesday evening so as soon as I get home the kids need me for homework, etc. Last night Bruce did it with them and got Erin her bath and put her to bed. Bless him! His back is getting better but I am concerned with the curving of his spine. It doesn't seem to be any better. He walks with his hips kind of displaced to the left and you can actually see where about 6 inches of his spine is pushed a few inches to the left. Very strange. I am about to tell him to go to the chiropracter for it. He is still getting the physical therapy but I think a chiropracter might really be able to help.

Better go get ready for the trip to the vet.

Where is Me-They?? How about a new moulage?


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49138: Hey Boo, Spot possum, auh20, prayers for Big Maudes neighbors....
Lunch is steak or chicken fajitas and fries....eat up!

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49139: Funny, Boo, I've never been to a chiropracter, but there's one who comes in for lunch alot, and his patients swear by him, like he's a miracle worker. I guess for some folks it works.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49140: I'll pass on the cuban (not a fan of mustard or pickles). Could I have a reuban instead?


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49141: Sure, hm.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49142: Took the dog to the vet and she does have heartworms but not a bad case, it seems. They told me that sometimes the Revolution heartworm prevention that I was putting on the back of her neck doesn't work as well as the oral heartworm prevention. They said that she should be able to handle the treatment well since she is young and healthy and it will only cost me 190.00 for the entire treatment, which includes a night of boarding and a few months of care (tests, medications, etc.). The vet started her on antibiotics and steroids for a week to make her lungs stronger, and then they will start the treatment for the adult worms. I was told that for a whole month after treatment, we will have to keep her contained and that the only activity allowed is walking on a leash. There is a risk of embolism for a month after the treatment. When the adult worms (which are about 6 inches long and look like spaghetti) die, they can actually travel to the lungs or block arteries, so the dog should be kept as still as possible. I don't know how in the world that will be possible with this very active dog! Anyway, things look better than I thought they might for the dog.


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49143: Good news about the dog, Boo. My two labs are due for shots in Feb, and they hate going to the vet.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49144: oo,I'm praying for the dog,and,for your family.i know how close you can be to your pets.marty from Mtn Top,I'm from outside of claysville,pa.Down toward the west virginia line.Well,friends just stopping by to see how everyones doing.Talk to you all later-ky girl

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49145: sorry,that was suppose to say Boo-ky girl

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49146: Hey Folks,

Some of you were wanting to use "Sarah's Party Line" chat room over at Mayberry.com and it wasn't working. I've updated the site to and changed the client for chatting to a new service. I'd love to hear what you think. This new one even has a way for me to enforce a "G Rating" on the conversations. We'll see if it works.

Anyway, let me know what you think if you use it.



January 31, 2007 - Msg 49147: Thanks KYGirl!

Floyd, I tried that address and got a blank screen?


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49148: ooops, never mind. I tried it a second time and it worked.


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49149: Did it open okay for you Boo? It takes several seconds for the Java applet to open. --Floyd

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49150: Gosh, Boo, I'm sorry to hear about your dog's heartworms, but am glad the vet considers her treatable. Those heartworms are wicked, evil things. The Plum has been on the oral prevention since her puppy days, even though the likelihood of her encountering a mosquito is small. She doesn't go outside, and I despise mosquitoes, so take a lot of care to keep them out of the house. Still, like our vet says, it only takes one, so she takes the prevention medication. She's going to the vet soon for her annual exam and to have her little teeth cleaned. Also he will be doing a follow-up on that possible Cushing's syndrome he found a few months ago. She exhibits no symptoms, so it's possible that was just a hiccup in her lab work. I hope so.

Big Maude, do you have any word on the family whose home burned? That's just terrible, I do hope no one was hurt. Fire terrifies me, and I just can't imagine what that family went through. My neighbors (my garden center friend) had a fire on Christmas night about twenty years ago. They got out (barely - all had singed hair and eyebrows) and the damage in the house was limited to the den, with smoke damage and limited heat flash damage in the rest of the house, but no actual burning there. My dad built their house, and all his homes are so well-built and tight that the fire smothered out before the firemen even arrived. Pretty amazing, considering the source was an 8-ft cedar Christmas tree, that if burned in an open field would send a pillar of flame at least 30 feet in the air. Scary.

Well, I'm finished with work for this week - hooray! Will enjoy a good dinner, a leisurely evening with the Plum, and a good night's sleep. God is good.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49151: Hey, did anyone see Rodney Dillard and his old band on RFD TV the other night? It was great. The black and white episodes start back up next week!

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49152: Yes Floyd, everything seems fine, thanks.

Thanks Ro. I am relieved because of the kids, mostly, but I would hate to lose the dog because she really is a good one. Well behaved and not too hyper. She is a good watchdog, too and good with kids. She's the one who cornered the coral snake in the backyard so my dad could kill it. She is just a beautiful animal and watching her thunder through the yard after a ball is like watching a gorgeous sunset, it just fills my heart. God is a wonderful creator! Hope all is well with The Plum when she sees the vet.

Well, we have prayer group tonight at church and it is always a small, informal gathering in the prayer room. We share what God is doing, a scripture or two and then we pray. It's a blessed time together. I just hate to miss it.

Better go...


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49153: Thanks for the food Millie...good...will have the lrft overs tomorrow...we are bracing for the ice storm.....SPOT

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49154: Just checking in, seeing how everybody is. Boo, have a god prayer group. Ro, have a nice, relaxing evening, you deserve it.
Thanks, Floyd, I can't wait to try it.
If anybody's up for it tonight, I'm here!
I had my scans today, but i have to wait a week for the results.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49155: Isn't that great? I meant to say have a GOOD prayer group.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49156:
My prayers are for ya Millie. May the true living God continue His healing work in you dear!
Boo, prayers for your pooch.
Maude, prayers for the family, hope all are safe.
Here's a moulage for ya boo. I have a feeling that DWF and BWB are brothers or friends. I guess I could ask em.. Hey are you guys brothers?
It's just a hunch, and in the whole scheme of things I guess it doesnt really amount to a hill of beans, but anyways, let's see if they answer me, and my curiosity will be satisfied.
Prayers for all our troops fighting those fierce battles. May God's protection be about them. Thank you Lord Amen

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49157:
Regarding Lucy's wonderful story about the soldiers in the airport, I came across this quote from Ronald Reagan, "Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."

Ro-That's some story about your neighbors fire, your dad really sounds like craftsman.

Boo-Thanks for the concern but I made it ok, this time.

Hey Millie!


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49158: Hey, auh2o, thanks, MDC. Anybody up for a snack? Rice pudding with cinnamon and raisins.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49159: Rice pudding is one of my favorites. Count me in! Millie, we did have a "God" prayer group! Prayers for your scan results. What are we watching while we eat our rice pudding? Anything food on Turner or AMC tonight?

MDC, I never got the feeling that Warren and BWB were brothers, maybe friends, but they did both kind of stop coming around often at about the same time....wonder how Warren is getting along since his beloved cat passed away?


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49160: HA! I did it, too. That was supposed to be "anything GOOD on Turner"!


January 31, 2007 - Msg 49161: Hey Boo....we're watching Carrie on amc...thanks for the prayers.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49162: Just had a nice chat with Floyd over at the new chatroom. Nice fella.

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49163: Good evening, all. Some prayers are needed here. This afternoon, right after I made the Plum's appointment for her little checkup next week, I noticed that she seemed listless and her tail was at half-mast, instead of waving like a flag over her back. She got more and more lethargic, and finally threw up a little bit, just foam. Her vet had left for the day, and his receptionist suggested I call the emergency clinic, which is about a half-hour away. I'm not thrilled with those places, and her vet has cared for her since she was just a little baby doggie, so I hate for anyone else to mess with her. So, I'm waiting it out. She's still just zonked, just lying there on the ottoman to my chair. She has vomited twice more. I'm watching her closely, and will take her to the 24hr place if I must, but am trying to hold out for 7:30 a.m., when she can see her own doctor. Meanwhile, friends, please pray for my little companion. I can't lose her. Thanks. --Romeena

January 31, 2007 - Msg 49164: Poor Plum. I'm praying for her Romeena. Hope you get some rest tonight.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49165: I hope Plum is doing okay this morning, Romeena, and I'm sorry to hear she's feeling poorly.

Millie and Poor Horatio..I enjoyed chatting with y'all at Sarah's Party Line last night. I hope folks might start chatting over there as back in the OLD days Sarah's was a LOT of fun.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49166: It's 7am here and I am just reading your post, RO. Will certainly be praying...hang in there.


"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you...Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."~John 14:27

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49167: Good Morning. Just passing thru... Ro, prayers for Plum.
- Hazel

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49168: I have been sharing your recipes Boo - yum, yum! I am going to add some vegetables to crockpot chicken and let them cook altogether.

It is snowing here! again!


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49169: A quick Sugarplum report - she's still miserable. I was about to bundle her up and take her to the emergency clinic about midnight last night, but she began to drink from her little water bottle - just a little bit, but she did drink. I took that as a good sign, and didn't drag her out into the cold night. She wouldn't get up on the bed when I turned in, but seemed to prefer staying in her crate with her water bottle. I heard her drinking a couple of times during the night, but she's still just lying in the crate, doesn't come out. She loves that crate, it's her refuge. The door stays open and she comes and goes freely. Anyway, I'm about to leave with her now, taking her to her own doctor. I'm much more comfortable with him treating her. Thanks for your prayers, friends. I know she's really a (d-o-g) but she doesn't seem like one to me. She's my little friend, a small cherub in a puppy suit. She'd say hey if she wasn't feeling so poorly. --Romeena

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49170: We understand, RO. Continued prayers for Sugarplum.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49171: Mornin Folks,
Romeena- I'm praying for Sugarplum. Hope she feels better really soon.
I'm having a problem guys and I'm not sure what to do. Hubby is meeting with an attorney tomorrow afternoon to find out how we should obtain custody of Nick. I'm trying to be supportive, but my heart's not in it. I know that this is the best place for him. The thing is that he makes my life h*ll much of the time. Someday's are better and he is getting his grades up, but when it's bad, it's miserable. Just this morning he was arguing with me about wearing long sleeves. I know this is trivial, but it was 33 degrees outside, and when I say to do something that should be it. We argued to wear I was screaming and he was crying over a stinking shirt. Sometimes I want to beat the living tar out of him, but since he was abused by his Mom and I'm not his bio-Mom I can't. It's so tiring, but I keep reminding myself he has to learn. We've told him that his transition time is over. He's lived here for 7+ months and knows what to do and how to act here. Still, he's pushing. The thing is that it's only going to get worse as he gets to be 16 & 17 years old. I'm not sure that I want to deal with it. I know that I need to change my heart, but how?
Sorry for the negativity so early in the morning. Y'all are the only ones to whom I can express my true feelings.
Have a great day!

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49172: Hey Boo, did you put your recipes in at Aunt Bee's Online Cookbook? (http://www.tagsrwc.com/interactive/cookbook/) We need some more recipes over there so if anybody has any to share...that's a good place. You might even find a few there to try out.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49173: Lucy - My prayers are with you. I don't know what do say or any advice other than perhaps you and your husband could pray with Nick..have him pray with y'all. Something about going to the Lord in prayer together seems to make folks think hard about what they do. Even if it doesn't work right off I believe that over time he will remember and may be affected. Just a thought and I know it's hard to put into practice.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49174: Good morning folks, Hope everyone is warm today. Prayers for all on the porch today. Update on the fire that destroyed a neighbors home yesterday morning. It was not one of the newer homes but a home that was round in structure and apparently the woman who lived there had left for work at 5:45am (the fire started about 6:30 or so). Accodring to the paper today, they think the water heater exploded because the neighbors heard an explosion before they saw the flames and called 911. The fireman found the water heater in pieces. How scary. Thank God she had left for work or she likely would have died. She is staying with family so that is good. Thanks for your prayers. Have a good day and stay warm. Prayers for the Plum today. Big Maude

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49175: Prayers for you Sugarplum. Please keep us updated Romeena. Would you all keep my Barney in your prayers too please? He hurt his back I think and is in some pain. Seems to be feeling a little better today, but I am a firm believer of the powers of porch prayers.
Lucy, your's is a tough situation. I can only second Floyd's thoughts about taking it to the Lord in prayer. He will lead you in what to do.
That,s a scary deal with your neighbor Big Maude. It does happen though and maybe should serve as a reminder to us all to do some simple things around our homes. Water heaters have what is known as a T and P valve on them. (temp. and pressure valve) They are a safety decice designed to open up should a water heater malfunction and over heat. They can build up to dangerous pressures and do just what Maude's neighbors did. They have seen these things throw stuff over a quarter of a mile before. Anyway, these valves have a manual lever on them you can open and make sure it releases water. Sometimes a buildup of hard water deposits can build up and block this valve off. I have replace several of these over the years at different properties. If you will pop these valves open every year to make sure water comes out, you can avoid this issue. Just takes a second to do. But be mindful, if you have not done this for many years these valves will sometimes stick open a little and not close off. Then it will have to be replaced. (the valve, the the whole heater) Not a big job to do but best hire a plumber to do it if you don't know what you're doing so they can get the right sized valve in. Boy, I didn't mean to go on like that but many homeowners don't know how serious a problem this can be.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49176: Any news on Plum, Ro - we can't have our team water-furkid being on the puny side. Prayers for you both


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49177: Wow thanks for that info, ASA. I din't know about the valve. Prayers for Barney. I think I told you a long time ago that I used to have a weinie dog who had a back injury (weinie's are prone to disc problems, as I'm sure you know). We had to give her steroid medication and crate her to severly limit her activity for about 2 months. After that she was good as new, even better in fact...she was bigger and stronger from the steroids, ha! Speaking of steroids, I started my lab on them last night as the doc ordered and she is much better already. She was running today and hardly any shortness of breath.

Thanks Floyd, I didn't know about Aunt Bee's cookbook. I'll check it out.

Lucy, I can't even imagine how you must be feeling. I have a hard enough time not completely losing it with my own children. I am guessing by your words that you are experiencing some real guilt over your feelings. I know I have been through some of that with my sister's step-grandchildren. No matter how much you want to have those wonderful love feelings for them, it just isn't there automatically, especially when they are difficult children to begin with. It can cause some real guilt because you feel like you "should" feel loving towards them. Like you said, though, how can you make your heart feel a certain way? I can't, myself. Prayer helps and I'm sure you are praying. Now this is just my own thoughts on the matter, but I think I would have to be totally honest with my husband about my doubts and feelings. He needs to know now before he continues with trying to gain full custody. He should go into with both eyes open and all the information on the table. Don't be too hard on yourself. You have been through alot and it must feel like your whole family has been terribly disrupted by all this. Prayers for you and remember that you are a good mother and a good person who loves God and desires to do the right thing.

Gotta go put a roast on to slow cook the way Romeena does it on top of the stove...


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49178: Good morning everyone. I only have a minute, but I wanted to stop in say hello. Sorry, BOO, no moulage today.

Prayers for Sugarplum, MAUDE's neighbors, Barney, LUCY and her family, and teh rest of you all. I will be "off-line" for the next three or four days, but I want you to know that I will be praying for all my friends here on the porch.

Y'all take care, now, and remember to act like somebody.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49179: And no cooking unless you save me some!


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49180: Oh man! No moulage. Hurry back Me-They.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49181: Thanks for the prayers for Barney Boo. I know the doxie's are bad for back issues, poor little feller. I'm glad your pup is responding so well. Now about this roast you're cooking... are we invited?
T.G.I.F. Thank Goodness It's Feburary. I really struggle with January. March is even better. :)
Do any of you ever listen to Glenn Beck? He is quickly becoming a favorite of mine on both radio and tv. A no nonsense fellow that will make you think.
Now Boo, about that roast...


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49182: Yes Boo, what about the cotton-pickin' roast?
- Hazel

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49183: Hey Asa - got some meatballs in the freezer for you - saved 'em just for you! You want some don't ya!??


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49184: I think Hazel wanted them meatballs Homemaker. She's taking up tennis.:)


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49185: Now Asa - was that nice:)


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49186: Hazel, you kill me! The roast is simmering nice and slow...smells wonderful. I will add some potatos and carrots later. You are all invited for dinner! I have some sourdough bread and sweet tea or coffee. Not sure about dessert yet..


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49187: Woooo doggies!!! All this talk about good food is making my mouth water!!!
I hope your little plum is well soon Romeena.
Thanks for the advice on the 28th.
I bought the second season of "I love Lucy" today
Along with "The Philadelipha Story" and some "Abbot and Costello."
That ought to keep me happy.
I am talking to my daughter tonight.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49188: hello that was gizzmo now it is dave becuase of my dad ....dave

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49189: hello that was gizzmo now it is dave becuase of my dad ....dave

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49190: Hey porch family. Prayers for Barney and the Plum.
Boo, I'll bring a salad to go with that raost. Sounds good.
Floyd, I enjoyed chatting as well. I hope some more folks join in.
Lucy, I feel I should share with you about your situation with Nick. To all of you who have heard this before, my apologies. As many of you know, besides my 3 little ones, we took on an extra kid because his parents couldn't take care of him. He had lived with us off and on since he was 4. His dad has been in jail most of his life. His mom is a hopeless drunk, but when she was "trying to get her life together, Sean would go back to live with her. Than she'd get thrown in jail or something, and he'd be back with us. In one year, when he was about 8, his dad was out for a few months(on parlole, which he eventually broke)and his mom was "trying"......he got taken from his mom for neglect(they were squatting in an abandoned house with no power or water) and went to live with his dad. Within a month the courts called us to take him because he was taken from his dad for abuse. Needless to say, the kid had some problems. We tried to be there for him when he needed us. Well, when it came time for high school, his mom was living in a really bad place. He was scared to death every day. And he finally gave up on her changing. He wanted to go before a judge and have us take permanant custody of him. His mom had agreed to it. But this was when I was in chemo(the first time) and we had 3 to luuk after already. I prayed and prayed about it. Family members told me to take care of my own family. Like we only had a certain amount of love and care to give, and if we took him in my kids would get less than their share. So, anyway, we took custody of him. I want to teach my kids a bigger lesson about giving and helping people. But it has been very tough(teenagers, you know) on us. People will say(when he's giving us trouble)just to send him back to his mother. We never will. I believe it was part of God's plan all along for him to be with us. I think we've gained as much from the experience as he has. And I know I sleep better at night knowing I did what I could for a child in need. He needs us, so we're in it for the long haul. In August he'll be 18. I know we've made a big difference in his life, and it was worth all the sacrifices and tough times. Sure, sometimes I could ring his neck(just kidding)and he is a teenager, but I know we did the right thing. How could I take my kids to church and tell them to be a good christian and not "walk the walk"? Anyway, that's my experience, just thought I'd share it with you. Hope you take it as it was intended, one friend to another.
Love and prayers to all....

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49191: Hey Dave! Hope I didn't rock on your foot!

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49192: Sean surely is blessed to have you as a mom now, Millie. It probably made all the difference to his future...he may not have had one otherwise. I am wondering, though, if you ever felt that one of your other children were at risk? I get the idea that in Lucy's case, she is dealing with a very aggressive child who might hurt her son, Bryson and if that's the case I'm not so sure keeping him in their home (at least for now) is the best choice. Of course I am certainly no expert....


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49193: By the way, it sure was nice to read such a nice, long post from you, Millie. Are your hands doing better now?

...I hope Romeena checks in soon to tell us how the Plum is doing. I can't stop thinking about her.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49194: Yes, Boo, in the beginnigng I did worry, but it turned out Sean was a good kid deep down. He never hurt my kids. Maybe Lucy's situation is different. And thanks for the kind words, Boo. My hands are better, no chemo for two weeks because of the scans. Thanks for asking.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49195: Well I'm worried about Ro and Sugarplum too Boo. I hope all is well there.
Millie, I'm glad you are feeling a little better.

Boy, I'm home sick with a bad cold today and I'm about to climb the walls. I can't believe the junk that's on daytime tv anymore. I thought nightime tv was bad. Sheesh!


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49196: to the one who said she was gizzmo. where are you from


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49197: Ha, so true Asa. I don't watch much TV anymore. When I am sick I watch it, though, and I usually watch an old movie on AMC or Turner. I also like to catch What Not To Wear once in awhile. They have some neat forensic shows on A+E during the day, like Cold Case Files of City Confidential. Hope your cold gets better. My medical advice would be to get plenty of rest, fluids, chicken soup and a TAGS marathon.

You are welcome Millie.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49198: Asa, sorry you're feeling poorly. I like to watch HGTV in the daytime. Hope you feel better.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49199: Hey guys, sorry I haven't been online much, things are so busy here & seems things never slow down. First things first, got the results of the mammogram & here they are We are reporting the following results of your recent mammogram and targeted brea$t ultrasound exams. The interpreting radiologist recommended a targeted brea$t ultrasound to complete your exam. The results are BENIGN FINDINGS, NEGATIVE. So my words to that are HURRAY! I am so relieved! They did tell me that I may have flare ups during my cycle tho, let's hope not, the cyst sure hurts!
Next, the new man in my life, Robert, is just the best! I had been mis-treated for so long by the one I was with (mentally, not physically) I had forgotten how great it was to have someone treat me like a Queen!! I feel like a kid again! He is 51, loves dogs as much as I do (he has 6), understands what it is to be self-employed & make it work (he owns 2 businesses here in town) AND knows how to treat a lady! I'm quite taken with him. Course, doesn't hurt that he's "easy on the eyes" teehee.
Anyway, that is an update from here in Bristol, so far, not much snow, but still in the forecast, also have ice in the forecast. Spot will you please crank the heat?
Best get off here & act like somebody.
Talk to you all soon.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49200: Almost forgot to mention, the other picture of me on the Annabelle's website is with a dear friend of mine, Maarten from the DC area. He was born & raised here, just like I was & recently moved back from the DC area. We do have a ball at the cafe, become a regular hang out for me. www.annabellescafe.com

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49201: WooHoo! Praise the Lord for those negative results. So happy and relieved for you Mavis. I have a had a few of those cysts and they do hurt sometimes, that's for sure. Sounds like Robert is just the guy for you! Just one question: Does he have "hot knees"?

I keep checking in hoping to hear something from Romeena about Sugarplum.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49202: Mavis, so glad to hear everything's ok. Sounds like you found a good one....hold on to him! Hope we hear from you more.
Still praying for Ro and Sugarplum, hope we get some news soon.
What time is the pot roast supper, Boo? I've got my salad ready and some salt-rising bread.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49203: Mavis, I like the Annabelle's site. I hope I can visit someday, you're only a few hours away. Have you seen my site? www.bogartsincorporated.com.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49204: We keep getting snow, then sleet today, and they're calling for more of it tonite. I bet Floyd is getting it now, too. Tom how's the weather out in WV?

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49205: Bless your hearts, all you dear folks! Thanks so much for the expressions of concern for my little Plum. She spent most of the day at her vet's office, since about 7:30 this morning. He gave her some Reglan to settle her stomach a bit, and she finally managed to eat a little. He also drew complete blood panels to rule out a lot of different possibilities, but he thinks she just had a bad gastroenteritis, and we'll probably never know why. She seems a bit better, or he wouldn't have let me bring her home. She's sleeping right now, but has been drinking water, and gets up to potty. Dr. Mike predicts she'll be okay by Saturday. If not, I'm to call him. Believe me, I will.

Asa, you take good care of little Barney. Does he have some little steps for getting on and off the bed or any other high spots?

Millie, you are a wonder. With all your health challenges, you still sacrificed time and energy for a child who needed you. God will reward you for that.

Lucy, if Nick is going to defy you like that, (personally I'd have let him wear what he wanted to, and just laughed when he froze his little tushie off) perhaps you need to tell Bryan that all discipline will be up to him, and that you will not try to manage Nick at all, he can do as he pleases unless his dad is at home. You will ask him once, but no steps will be taken to enforce whatever you asked of him. Then stick to it. When things fall apart, and they will, Bryan will have to step in. I still say a tape recording of one of those wingdings of Nick's would help. Also, if you are having doubts about the custody thing, and I can well imagine that you would, then you need to tell Bryan. Make it plain to him that you do not intend to live in an armed camp at home, and if he can't promise you some improvement then you don't want the custody. You told us once or twice about Nick's physical outbursts toward you and his mistreatment of Bryson. You don't need that. Bryan is doing him no favors by allowing him to get away with that behavior. It will only escalate. If he doesn't control him now, the law will in a few years. Something to think about.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49206: Dinner's ready. "MEAT! TATORS! BREAD!"


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49207: Oh Hey, Romeena...you snuck in on me. So happy to hear the Plum is doing better!


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49208: Glad Sugarplum is home and recouperating, Ro.
Pass the pot roast,please.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49209: So happy for the Plum and Ro. And great news from Mavis, both with your health and your friend.

You wanna shoot the roast over hear when yer loaded up Millie? And pass the bread please.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49210: That's salt risin' bread, ya know.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49211: Hey Mavis! I'm gonna do my "Goober holler" for ya now: WHOO HOO! (Y'all know how he whoops it up!)for those fantastic test results! Great news! With the new beau,sounds like you are getting blessings all around.Thank God.
And here's a Goober holler for Plum: Whoo hoo! Glad she's on her way to recovery.Asa,I've got more"Goober hollers" saved up,so I expect you and Barney to get well soon so I can put 'em out there!
We didn't get any ice or snow in the SC Lowcountry-just cold,cold rain.All day.Yuck.
Boo,toss me a tater & a hunk of that roast before Asa eats it all. Sick or not,betcha nothing's wrong with the ol' appetite!
Lucy,praying on your situation.There's been some good advice dispensed here.I know things will work out the way God intends them to.
Y'all have a good night-love to all!
possum under a cold wet rock

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49212: Here's dessert, y'all.....chocolate layer cake.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49213: I was home sick today too. Let's see, I aint too hungry tonight so I'll just have some of that roast, maybe 2 slices, with gravy on it, plus some of those taters and carrots and a couple slices of bread. Please. Oh, and did you make any dessert for us, Boo? Afterall, we're celebrating the Plums recovery.
- Hazel

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49214: We were posting at the same time, Millie. Ccocolate layer cake? Yum!
- Hazel

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49215: (slurp) thanks Mil and Boo (chomp chew slurp)
They say starve a fever and feed a col possum (chomp slurp chew) boy this is some good eats!
Salt risin bread Mil? Very good.
Thanks for them Goober hollers possum. Barney seems to be doing much better tonight. My cold has settled in my chest and boy I'm a wheezin with every breath like a 90 year old smoker. Coughing like one too. I don't smoke but I imagine this is what it would be like if I did.
Well MT wanted us to save him some food. Ha! Sucks to be him. :)