April 17, 2009 - Msg 71944: Thanks for breakfast Spot! Can I bring Laci? She stayed up until after 12:30 last night,so I appreciate someone else cooking breakfast!
Boo,get well!
I'd better go see what "The Queen" is up to.Y'all have a good day!

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71945: Like I don't have enough to do around here-gotta sweep the Porch too!

possum again

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71946: Great breakfast Spot. Thank ya kindly. I was starved. Well our weather has finally cleared this morning. Our ski area ended up with over 6 feet of new snow this week. Crazy I tell ya. They are calling for 70's by Monday. I think the mid-west is going to get our storm now. It was a slow mover.

Boo, sorry you're ailing so bad. Now it sounds like you may have road rash on your butt on top of everything else. (you alluded to dragging your butt to the Dr.) Hope you get feeling better soon.

Mavis, don't you just love the long arm of the Govt. reaching in and grabing you? I know of so many business owners who are packing it in. Our current administration seems bent on punishing those who do well in this Country. They keep talking how we need more jobs and businesses, while doing everything they can to punish those who succeed. The problem is non of these folks have ever run a company, don't know what a bottom line is, have never had to show a profit. In fact, many quantify succees by how much over budget they can be, thereby assuring a higher budget for next year. It's not about being productive and efficient. It's about kingdom building and aquisition of power.
Things had better change quick folks, or we are done.


April 17, 2009 - Msg 71947: Dang Possum, you snucked in on me.
How's Laci doing these days?


April 17, 2009 - Msg 71948: Yer welcome Asa and possum..Laci acted just fine...well just checking in...gona get the Garden cut and ready for planting tomorrow evening...hope to plant next week...ok back in a bit...SPOT

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71949: Hi porch people.

Boo, I hope you are feeling better. And anyone else ailing. Just skimmed through the last page so I may have missed a sick person or two.

Today is my wife's first day helping out at the school library.
I know, it surprised me too when she offered to help get it in order at our recent parent/teacher conference. I'm just hoping she is not there to "investigate" the school. She seems so concerned about Kai never learning enough. But I can tell you, and her, that Kai is learning plenty. They have already been learning math problems that her last school(public) wouldn't have even thought of yet. They're too busy teaching the kids what to think on social issues - you know, the important stuff - than to waste time on teaching them things like math, English, history, etc. You know, those unimportant, boring subjects.

So even though Kai usually has some free time in the afternoon, after she gets her work done, I am satisfied with what they are teaching her and her learning level(those boring subjects, you know).;) I know it is well above what it would be at her last school.

Well, I am going to get out and try to enjoy some of this beautiful day. Hope the weather is nice wherever you are today!

-Sterling Holobyte

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71950: Hey there Sterling..slow porch today..lunch will be at Chic-fil-a so Boo can get some soup..might help her feel better...SPOT

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71951: Thanks for all the get well wishes. I am definetly better today...the throat is much less sore, too. I just still feel very weak and keep going from hot to cold? Oh well, lots of improvement so I won't complain. Bruce took off work today and he just went to get Erin from school. The school called and said she was sick and needed to be picked up. Poor baby, I just hate to see her sick with this virus.

Asa, that road rash comment! Too funny.

Well, I'm about typed out. Better take a break.


April 17, 2009 - Msg 71952: Update on the house situation. . .we are suing our general contractor for not doing the foundation and the perimeter drains right - yeah, we have been in for a week and the septic (which the general contractor did) backed up the first night. Then we have water under the house in the crawl space because he did not do the perimeter drains right - they passed inspection but they aren't done right - so he refuses to fix them . . .REFUSES. . .so we said, see you in court!!

Feel better soon Boo - those viruses can be nasty this time of year. So sorry about Erin - I'll do M-T shorts until you feel better - he likes it when I add extra extra STARCH!

Asa - had any loaded goats lately? All of ours unloaded and we have 16 new ones the month of March. Cute as can be!!


April 17, 2009 - Msg 71953: Good morning, porch. hm, you're right. Those goats are cute. I haven't even seen them, and I can confirm that they're cute. How? Because everyone knows there are very few things any cuter than a baby goat!

Boo, I swear I'm going to come to your house and just spray antibiotics everywhere. Do you EVER have everyone well at the same time? Bless your heart!

Friends, please pray for my friend Darlene. Her daughter, Gwen, was diagnosed a few months ago with a particularly invasive form of cancer, and she died last night. She was a single woman, so now Gwen must not only deal with losing her daughter, but to add insult to injury, she has to close out Gwen's apartment and make some disposition of her possessions, and will have to do it soon, as the rent is up at the end of this month. I can't imagine how hard that must be. Our SS class will help, of course. We won't let her go in there alone, but still....

We've got a big old thunderstorm going on right now. Lots of rain, about two inches so far. We had one spell of very heavy rain, just getting a gentle soaking right now. I love it! Tomorrow, my grass will be so green and the flowers so bright, it will hurt your eyes!

There is a YouTube video circulating right now, with a very young girl doing a superb job of playing a trumpet. The email that carries it says she is playing "TAPS", but this is not correct. She's playing "Il Silenzio", which was written in 1965, I think. It does use the C Major triad in a manner similar to "TAPS" at times, but it's definitely not the same song. "TAPS" was written during the Civil War, by a General Butterfield. So, if it hits your inbox, listen and enjoy, because it's really great, beautifully played, but it's not "TAPS."

Well, guess I'll go scratch up some lunch. Still have some cold cuts left from last weekend. They're a week old now, but I suppose if they're not green, they're okay. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71954: Oh, by the way, hm. Consider suing that contractor for damages, and let someone else do the work. My thinking is, if he didn't do it right the first time, it was probably because he doesn't know how. Very few people intentionally do shoddy work. So, now you would have an incompetent person doing the work, and he's mad at you on top of everything else. Just a thought... --Romeena

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71955: I feel for you, hm. I've had to clean up our basement from a backed up sewer more than once. It's not fun.
Hope you get everything squared away and done right this time!

Prayers for your friend Darlene, Ro. May God give her comfort and the courage to get through what needs to be done.

-Sterling Holobyte

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71956:
Boo- take another dose of oregano oil.
It'll kill that nasty virus for sure.
Remember, even REV endorses it!
OK, now shame on Georgetown U for covering up
the IHS during BO's speech! It sickens me that
these so-called Christian universities cave in
to this man's requests! Shame on Notre Dame for what they are about to do as well.
You know if I was there, I would have told him,
"no, it stays up or you give your speech elsewhere!" No backbone. When you compromise
your beliefs to accomodate this guy, you are
basically saying "your speech is more important
than our beliefs and we'll bow to you." It really
is last days apostacy-type stuff.
Ok, bluey goes my soapbox.
Prayers for all.
Sterling- good to see that Kai is doing well.
Maybe your wife will see it too when she is there more.
Racing tomorrow night!!!
God bless,

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71957: Right on, MDC! --Romeena

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71958:
Matthew 10:33 - "But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. Mark 8:38 - "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." Luke 9:26 - "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory."
These are prophetic times my friends!
According to Barney, it's good when even Rev. Tucker talks about sin!
Have a good weekend!

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71959: Hello to the porch...hope everyone is doing well. Prayers for the sick porchsters and everyone else who needs their name lifted up to the Lord. Have a blessed weekend and a good Sabbath Day.
C Darlin'

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71960:
Charlene-! Good to see you again, dont be a stranger.
I'll see you at the race tomorrow night!
Thanks for all the prayers

April 17, 2009 - Msg 71961: MDC, I looked up that story about Georgetown University and Obama's speech, and there were 2 things that were interesting to me. First of all, the symbols were very small and fairly unnoticable so I didn't see why they would bother. Secondly, I noticed that above the area of the symbols, there were paintings of what appeared to be Jesus and some of the apostles that were not covered. Not sure why they would cover the symbols and not the large paintings unless there was really no unchristian agenda involved...doesn't make sense. It might have been innocent on the part of whoever was in charge of staging..."Yea, but it might not...". We might never know but either way, it was a dumb move on someone's part.

Prayers for Darlene, bless her heart.


April 17, 2009 - Msg 71962: Forgot to say, sorry about the problems you are having concerning the new house, Homemaker. That's too bad.

Yes Ro, someone has been sick in this house for weeks, months even. That's the way it seems to be in the spring. That's when we all get sick every year. Poor Erin is burning up and has chills so I am giving her advil. I am just waiting for Bruce to get it.

MDC, I am doing the oregano but I have to tell you it is not easy. The taste of it is not good and then after I take it, I burp and there is that taste again! What is good about it, though, is that it almost gives you a warming sensation in your chest and stomach, rather like having a drink of wine. It feels pretty good on the sore throat. I put several drops in some grape juice, which helps cammoflauge the taste, but not well enough! It's worth it if it helps, though.


April 18, 2009 - Msg 71963: morning Porch friends.Well,whatever this stuff is Boo,I've got it,and it is miserable.man,it made a quick trip from Texas to PA!Homemaker,so sorry to hear about all the problems. I hope you are able to get it all straightened out soon.Sterling I'm glad to hear that Kai is doing well in school.Maybe your wife is just there to help because she likes the education that your daughter is getting,and she just wants to be more involved with the school.You know her better than I do,but,hopefully it is nothing to worry about.Well,feeling terrible,Think I will go raid the medicine cabinet and see what I can take for this-ky girl

April 18, 2009 - Msg 71964: Good Morning Porch....bisquits and gravy,scrambled eggs,sausage pattys...let me get settled in here at work...gona cut and get my garden ready this afternoon!...will get some pics of planting to Romeena...peace out porch....hey possum,ky,mavis.....SPOT

April 18, 2009 - Msg 71965: So sorry you are sick, KYGirl..I can certainly sympathize. I am getting much better now but still woke up early feeling rather achy and took some advil. Seems like this thing just hangs on. Hope you feel better sooner than I did.


April 18, 2009 - Msg 71966: See Boo that chicken soup from chick-fil-a done the trtick...guess I will take Ky there today..SPOT

April 18, 2009 - Msg 71967: Hi All.
Been two nice days here,but calling for rain on Sunday !
All you sick one can stay away from me.
So fare I have stopthe cold from comming on, but that strapdad have been sick a little .


April 18, 2009 - Msg 71968: Good morning Porchsters! How have you kept this stuff away Tom? Whatever this is, it's some nasty stuff, like Boo said it just don't want to let go. I feel better today than I have been, but still not up to par. I wish it would go away, it's such a pretty day outside and I want to get out and enjoy it. Well, gonna go get me some more medicine.
later taters

April 18, 2009 - Msg 71969: Hey my friend Mavis and Tom...slow porch here today..Nationwide Race is fixing to start and tonight its Cup racing under the lights at Phoenix!...Tom yea rain tomorrow they say..gona get my garden cut this evening when I get off..let it lay till next week then planting time!...speaking of food...Lunch Menu:Chicken soup for all those feeling puney!and grilled cheese...maude slaw,Boo tea and some green onions..they will whup that cold bug!..back in a bit..slow here at work for a change...back to the race...SPOT

April 18, 2009 - Msg 71970: Wow what a slow day on the porch...gona leave work a little early at 4 and head home to plow the garden and get it ready...after that I will fire up the smoker and put us some hams and ribs on...beef and pork...baked beans...rolls..maaude slaw...we can set the picnic tables up out at the barn and eat....well prayers slow porch..SPOT

April 18, 2009 - Msg 71971:
Woohoo, racing under the stars tonight
rightcheer at PIR.
If you googlemap Phoenix pir, ya get a great view
of our desert track SPot.
Boo- they didnt cover the paintings because they would not show in the camera shots, but the IHS
would show in the camera shots.
Yeah, the oregano drops in juice is the best
way to go, but it is still like doing a
bad tequilla shot! ha
HEY to KYGirl, Mavis and Tom.

April 18, 2009 - Msg 71972: SPOT, have you heard the Chick-Fil-A song? Look it up on www.tangle.com and do a search for Chick-Fil-A. Funny!

I am back among the living, but not far back. Still weak and get tired very easily. I only had one episode of fever/chills this morning and none since. I am coughing more, though.

Hope you are better MAVIS. I know this is nasty stuff and I am ready to feel better.


April 19, 2009 - Msg 71973: Mornin' Y'all.Hope all the "sickies" are much better today.Sounds like that bug just doesn't want to let go-hope it doesn't find it way to my Rock!
Laci spent a few nights here & was having her infamous "parties" during the night,so I've been trying to catch up on rest.We sleep in the same room when she stays with me.I enjoy having her here,but when she gets off schedule,or whatever it is,it wears me out!
Let's go grab a quick bite at IHop this morning.We'll tell 'em to charge it to Asa this time!
possum under a rock

April 19, 2009 - Msg 71974: I'll stop by the IHop and have breakfast with you, Possum. It's on my way to church.

It's a bee-yoo-ti-ful day here in North Texas. The sun has just topped the fence, and is casting those long, graceful shadows across the yard. You know the kind, where a three-foot rose bush throws a twelve-foot shadow. I love it! I'm not quite sure what's going on, but my white spirea bushes are blooming - again! They bloomed before the wedding and were finished, just a few stray flowers on them on that day. Now, out at the ends of the longest canes, they're loaded with flowers for about eighteen inches of their length. It does seem to me that they didn't bloom down their full length on the first show, so maybe I do understand it after all. I think the cold weather we had slowed down the longer, less protected tips of the canes, while the inner portions took less of a hit. The inner part bloomed, but the outer ends were slowed down and are just now blooming! Yep, that makes sense, and how nice. I'm getting a double blessing from those shrubs this year, and they are so beautiful.

Well, I'm off to finish dressing and be on my way. Save me a place, Possum. And no offense, but will all you sick folks please stay home? We love you, but we don't love your germs. Praying for you! --Romeena

April 19, 2009 - Msg 71975: Good Morning gang..MDC Mark Martin put it on the field what I read this mornng...I had to go to bed and get up at 4:30 to head in here to work..good for Mark...glad you are feeling better Boo..got my garden cut yeaterday evening..gona put a little lime on it this evening and plant this coming up week I hope...at least get about 40 first plant tomatoes in..then about 40 more in 2 weeks...okra,peas,corn,cuks,peppers,greenbeans will all be there also!..heard some good preaching on the tube this morning...possum thanks for charging b-fast to Asa I aint got no cash!..hey Ky girl,Romeena I got a little sniffles but I think what it is I need to start wearing a mask in the garden...My Dad does and trys to get me to wear one...especially with this pollen and dust...may stop at walmart and get one on the way home..Pop has one that you can change filters in it...they are Hot but work...will let me see if I can find some Church on the 11:00 hr on the tube...prayers...back with lunch in just a bit....SPOT

April 19, 2009 - Msg 71976: Hurry Spot. After feeding this bunch breakfast I didn't have enough funds to feed myself. I'm starving buddy.

Sorry for all who are ailing. Hope and pray you all make a speedy and full recovery.

MDC, I just don't get what the folks at Georgetown are thinking. My goodness, stand for something folks.

Homemaker, sorry to read about your house problems. There are always issues with new construction. I'm involved with many construction projects, and sometimes the problems go from minor and honest oversights to flagarant and total deception, to try and save a few bucks. Sadly, most inspectors are more interested in the letter of the law rather than the functioning of the device. Hopefully your builder will decide to work with you in correcting the problem rather than go through the court process.

Well I better go find me a place at Spot's table so I don't miss out. Tuck my napkin under my chin (I spill on my shirt, not my pants) and wait for lunch.


April 19, 2009 - Msg 71977: Well Asa I will get lunch to help your nerves from that breakfast bill!..lets hit Krystal for a sack full of burgers!and fries....what chall think?...SPOT

April 19, 2009 - Msg 71978: The staying home part is no problem, Romeena. I don't feel like going anywhere....I might actually feel up to venturing out for a short while today. It's a really pretty day.

Your garden sounds just wonderful, SPOT.

I'll bet you see alot of things on the job, ASA. We know the inspector here and he has a reputation for being pretty tough, so hopefully he will do the right thing, but I am certainly hoping and praying that we don't go through the kind of thing Homemaker is going through when we start building. Talked to the builder a couple of days ago and the foundation plans are done, and we are about ready to start, I think.

Well, time for a break.


April 19, 2009 - Msg 71979: Say you might feel like venturing out Boo?...Im going to the Dollar General store in a bit want to ride along?...SPOT

April 19, 2009 - Msg 71980: Good afternoon, porch. My goodness, it's so pretty here today. Puffy white clouds chasing each other across a blue sky, breeze blowing, and flowers - oh, my! The color out there in that yard right now! Mr. Lincoln (rose) has four huge crimson, fragrant blooms and several more buds, irises are still blooming and more buds are coming on. A new rose, "Cinco De Mayo", is just spectacular. It won a 2009 All America Rose Selection, and it's gorgeous. To see a good picture of it, just Google "Cinco de Mayo rose", and click on the first or second link it brings up. My source was Jackson and Perkins. I ordered it this past winter, it was delivered and planted in February, and it's now nearly three feet tall and just loaded with blooms. The bloom clusters look just like the ones in the picture on the J&P website.

Well, I feel a nap coming on. Toye Starr has been in here suggesting it, and it sounds pretty good. I think I'll take her up on it. She loves it when I get in my big chair and settle down, and she can get in my lap or drop down alongside, between me and the overstuffed arm of the chair. She can really snooze that way, the lazy little thing. Of course, I'm usually snoozing too.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

April 19, 2009 - Msg 71981: Thanks SPOT, I think I would like to come along for the ride.

Have a nice nap, Ro.


April 19, 2009 - Msg 71982: Tom,I'm praying you don't get this bug,it's nasty

Spot,thanks for the lunch at chick-fil-a,chicken soup helps everything!

Well,gonna go lay down,talk to you all in a bit-ky girl

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71983: (Yawnnn) Hey to the porch. Lovely nap, just amazing how restorative an hour or so of sleep can be. I had ordered "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" from PPV yesterday, but hadn't watched it yet. I just did, and it's surprisingly good. I figured it would be just a bit of fluff, and to some extent it is, but there are some lessons there, too. Loyalty, perseverance, self-confidence, tolerance, to name a few. The story is a re-work of one that has been done at least a dozen times - spoiled pet gets rescued by streetwise mutt, spoiled pet learns valuable lessons, including self-reliance and tolerance for the less-fortunate. This version was very well done, the special effects are impressive (you really believe the iguana and the pack rat) and of course, the villains are caught at the end. Hooray! Actually, I enjoyed the movie very much, enough so that I may buy it when the price comes down, so the grandkids can watch it (and me too!)

Oh, Tom, ky girl is right! You be very careful and don't catch that bad bug. Stay away from other people as much as you can, and if you go out, like to the grocery store or such as that, keep your hands away from your face until you can get home and wash them very carefully. I think the handle of a grocery cart is probably the most germy thing I can think of. Imagine how many hands touch it every day, people sneeze and cough over it, babies (the little germ farms) sit in the little seat and drip baby juice all over that handle - yuck! Wash your hands!! I carry a hand sanitizer gel in my purse and use it a couple of times in the store, but am still careful not to touch my face until I can get home and wash up. The sanitizers are fine, but nothing beats a good scrub with soap and water, then dry on a paper towel, so that any residual germs are trashed, not allowed to sit and multiply on a cloth towel. OK, that's the nurse's lecture for tonight.

WGN is doing a Munsters Marathon, and I'm going to go take advantage of it. Oh, drat! It's Sunday night, and I just missed "Keeping Up Appearances". Shoot! I should have had the bedroom TV tuned to that, then I could run it back and watch it later. Oh well, I'm sure I've seen it a dozen times anyway.

So, goodnight, everyone. Sleep tight. Since REV seems to be out of range tonight, I'll say it for him - "Hold Jesus real tight - remember how much He loves us!" See you in the morning! --Romeena

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71984: All I know is that next year, I'M GETTING A FLU SHOT!! This is ridiculous. I feel like I have been completely out of it for a week now. No fever today, just tired. Hopefully tomorrow will be even better. Erin and Sean both had this bug and it didn't make them nearly as ill as it did me....does this mean I am getting old and just don't bounce back like I used to?

You know, having been sick, I watched alot of TV this past week/weekend and it seems like everytime I passed by TVLand, The Cougar was on! Why do they feel the need to show that junk over and over again? Anyway, I have been watching my TAGS DVDs with Erin.

Thanks for filling in for REV, Romeena!


April 20, 2009 - Msg 71985: Boo,Iknow what you are saying.I actually watched "The Cougar" the other night.I coudn't find anything else to watch,and I was kind of curious what all this was about.It was awful.At the end "The Cougar" actually kissed each one of these guys,one right after the other.I'm thinking,Who would want to kiss her after all those other guys have just kissed her.And I don't mean that just because she is a woman,I would say that if it was a man standing there getting kissed by a lot of women.O.k.,I'm putting my soapbox under the table.-ky girl

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71986: Especially this time of year with all the cooties going around! ;)


April 20, 2009 - Msg 71987: Mornin' Y'all! Hope Boo,ky,girl,Mavis,and all who have been sick are starting to feel better.
Spot,did y'all get hit with bad storms again? Heard several weather people talking about the Atlanta area this morning. Hope y'all are ok over there.We're supposed to get storms later today.
Ky girl,you must've been sick if you watched "The Cougar"! I agree with you about that kissing!
"Baby juice"? That's one way to describe it Ro!
Well,I need to run a few errands in town-better get out before the t storms arrive.
Let's go to Maude's for breakfast.We'll just show up unannounced and see if we can wake her up & get her to fix one of her good breakfasts for us!
possum under a rock

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71988: Think I had enough "hers" in that last sentence? I could throw a few more in there if you'd like Geesh!

possum again

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71989: Good morning, porch! Yep, I watched "The Cougar" too, just once. That was more than enough. Silliest piece of trash they've produced yet. I would challenge each of you to do what I did. Go to "TVLand.com", locate their "contact us" and click it. You'll get to a place where you can email them. I told them exactly what I thought about that high school reunion thing, in no uncertain terms, no punches pulled. I'm about to do the same thing with their dumb cougar. If everyone will do it, maybe someone will take notice. It did seem to me that they didn't show the reunion thing as often there toward the last. Maybe it was my hopeful imagination. Anyway, it's worth a try. What we say here is fine, but they don't see it. Tell THEM!

Well, I have a dental appointment in an hour, better get moving. Just a routine visit, cleaning, etc. Yes, I took my antibiotic. Wouldn't dream of having my teeth cleaned without it, not with a pacemaker and bad cardiac valves.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71990: Morning porch, hope everyone is up and ready to face the week and all the ailing are feeling better. Its been a busy few weeks around my end of the porch and May looks to be busy as well. Lots to do, every week end there is something BIG going on. Guess, I had better get that breakfast ready: scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy,
apple butter, sausage, bacon, fruit cups, coffee, tea and juice to drink. Eat up everyone.

Better get to work. have a blessed day.
Big Maude

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71991: Big Maude,even as bad as I feel,your breakfast sounds delicious!I know it is just about lunchtime now,but,you got any leftovers from breakfast?I'll just heat it up in the microwave.Talk to you all in a bit,I actually have a doctors appt. today,hope I get some strong antibiotics!-ky girl

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71992: Romeena,did that place that they had that party on "The Cougar" and all the activity suggest to you it might have well have been the Playboy Mansion only reversed?And,you know,the other thing that suprised me was that some of the guys were unemployed .So I guess the only requirement for this show was to be in your twenties and single?I'm not putting down anyone who is out of a job,please don't take it that way,I'm just saying some of them said they really weren't worried about a job right now.Kind of reminded me of the Toby Keith song"I'm gonna marry for Money",any of you all heard that? It is funny.-ky girl

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71993:
Just checking in. All this "cougar" talk makes me glad that I don't have cable!
One over-the-air HD channel that I get is RTV, Retro TV, with shows like Quincy, Kojak etc.
Ya all have a good day!
Good race yesterday!

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71994: I never really thought about it, ky girl, but you surely could be right. It was a pretty ornate place, and apparently set up for partying. I watched the first show, barely. I was doing other things at the same time, and I will not be watching the next ones. Just dumb stuff. I get a great deal more fun out of sitting at this window and watching my little natural world out there. Amazing, some of the things you can see from here! --Romeena

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71995: Hey gang...just a quick trouble check...pulled the camper up to the house and got it hook up and gona check everything out and stock it for next weeks trip...will someone cook tonight?..I will be back in just a bit...SPOT

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71996:
Where'd everyone go spot? See spot run! ha
I'll cook up some steaks!

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71997: Ro, I emailed TVLand before to register my displeasure with what kind of shows they were showing(I forgot which show they were playing at the time), and nothing happened. No response, nothing. But I imagine I will try again.

We rented that "chihuahua" movie, and didn't sit through the first 10 minutes of it. Doesn't bother me though. I didn't like it, and Kai wasn't at all interested in it. So we brought it back the same day.

Wish I had that Retro TV channel, MDC. I am not too keen on anything put out today on tv.

p.s. I'd like to grind up my steak into hamburger if you don't mind, MDC. Never did like steak. Most of the steak I have had have been too chewy. Yuck! When I eat, I want to EAT. Not spend 10 minutes chewing a piece of beef. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71998: Sorry for my negative post. There's a lot of things I don't like on there. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

April 20, 2009 - Msg 71999: Evening Family:
Just checking in after a long needed vacation at the ocean (Ocean City Md.). It was beautiful, not crowded and actually Saturday was gorgious! The water temp. was way too cold for swimming, but there were a few brave ones at least trying.
It's now back to therapy and trying to get back my excitment about going back to work! Later Taters~New Neighbor

April 20, 2009 - Msg 72000: Sterling, we have that Retro TV channel in my area and it has been a dissapointment. It does show old shows, just not usually the ones I am interested in. The good part is, I don't think they show the "Smilin' Bob" commercial on Retro, and the less of him, the better for all of us.

You did sound a little like Lydia in your post, Sterling, but I don't mind. I am alot like her most of the time...I do like chit-chat, though...and the guitar. I like steak if it's really tender but not bloody. What I can't stand is fat or grissle! Ewwww. When I eat a steak I carve it up like crazy to avoid any possiblity of getting a piece of fat or grissle in my mouth.

Time for a break.


April 20, 2009 - Msg 72001: Good grief, Boo! Remind me never to go out for steaks with you! I have a friend who does the same thing, absolutely dissects her steak, even using the tip of her spoon to scrape away miniscule bits of fat. I can't even watch. Personally, I absolutely love a good Angus ribeye, about an inch thick, gently flame-grilled and removed while on the rare side of medium-rare. While I will trim away any large chunks of fat, and will cut around that little band of gristle that's in some steaks, I'm not about to paw through the whole thing to search out every gram of fat. Shoot, that's where the flavor is!! Well-done beef is a waste of money and calories, in my opinion. Sterling I'd bet my last oatmeal cookie that you like yours well-done, right? Or rather, you order it well-done, and then don't like it. A good steak should be meltingly tender, not hard and chewy, but that's what you'll get if it's cooked well-done.

As for the Chihuahua movie, I'm sorry you didn't stick with it a little longer. The first few minutes were a little "fluffy", but it got quite good as it went on. Not entirely believable, (ya think?) but who cares? The special effects were fun, the animals very well-trained, and I just enjoyed it a lot.

Well, guess I'd better call the hospital and see if I have to go in at eleven. I got a four-hour cancellation, so was able to attend the visitation/viewing for my friend's daughter. Darlene is doing well, I imagine she's feeling a little relief on some level, after caring for her daughter for the past six months. Pretty tough for her, but she'll survive. She has the Lord and us, her SS sisters, to help her through. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

April 20, 2009 - Msg 72002: Hey Stweling, Romeena,MDC my steak was just fine...thanks...hey possum,ky,Rev,Tom,Boo...my my a little fat never hurt nobody!;)...ok bed time for me will holler from work in the morning..and hey Mavis!.peace and love porch...SPOT

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72003: I know Romeena, you should see Bruce's face when we eat out...no matter what i have, I tend to pick it apart and push it all over the plate. Sometimes he says things like, "What did you eat? It looks like there is more of it than when you started."..he just smiles and eats my leftovers. I admire people like you who don't have the food hang-ups that I have. I think it's some sort of OCD thing. Bottom line, most meat grosses me out. I have finally gotten to the point that I can eat an occasional dark spot or vein in my chicken and not die on the spot...I know, it's weird but I expect my mom had something to do with it. She always served chicken white, without the skin and when i was little she cut all my meat up, meticulously, with no fat or grissle.

I have other hang-ups that are too strange to share... ;-)

Poor Darlene. She must be going through so much. I wanted to ask your prayers for a very tragic situation involving the family of my friend Keith (who goes with me to the drug rehab on Mondays). Remember his wife Linda passed away with a lung disease and I mentioned before that she has 2 siblings, one of which died recently from the same thing and her last sibling has it, too. Today Keith told us that his sister-in-law has no other relatives, not husband or children, only an elderly mother and she is not willing to go through a transplant because she doesn't have any support to help her through it and refuses to put her elderly mother through it. Her name is Sharon and she is not a Christian, has made some bad choices in her life that have left her alone. Please pray for her, that she would realize her need for God, especially, as Keith goes to visit her soon to talk to her about things.

Better try to go back to sleep. I woke up at 1am!


April 21, 2009 - Msg 72004: Boo hun we will from now on make sure during our cook outs and eats that you meat is lean and clean...special cuts for you my dear...well Im at work now and gona get started...got to stop by the camper store and pick up a few things for next week....hey Romeena,Mavis,possum,M-T,ky,asa,Rev,Tom...by the way where is Rev?...hey Maude lets whup us some eggs,bacon,toast,jam and oj for this bunch....back in just a bit...SPOT

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72005: Mornin' Y'all! Spot,I'll help you with breakfast since we made Maude get up and cook yesterday. Let's let her sleep in this morning.Oh,and at those cookouts make sure my steak is well done with no fat!
Prayers for the friends of Boo & Ro.
Taking Mama Possum to one of her doctors this morning so I can't rock long. Y'all have a good day-love to all!
possum under a rock

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72006: Oh,forgot to tell y'all that Laci had another x-ray yesterday of the permanent tooth she injured when she fell with the high chair. Everything looks good-no root canal needed!
possum again

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72007: What is the matter with yall!..well done steaks?..NO fat?...yall are eating shoe leather!..good news for Laci possum...yea will keep Maudes coffee simmering till she wakes..SPOT

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72008: Good Morning porch people. Thanks for keeping the coffee simmering for me SPOT. Just what I needed today. Chilly and drizzling on my end of the porch.

Working today, my business has really been slow the past few weeks, guess folks are having to pick and choose what they can afford to in terms of their health care right now and counseling must not be a priority. If my business does not pick up soon I may have to look at other options at least for a while. Please pray that things will work out they way they are supposed to. I have been in my own practice for about 6 years and I don't want to have to go back to working for someone else if I can help it.

Hope you are feeling better BOO and Mavis too.

lunch will be at my place today: chicken tenders,
SLAW, broasted potatoes, brownies with ice cream for dessert. coffee, tea, or kool aid to drink.

Prayers and blessing to all.

Big Maude

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72009: Good morning everyone. I think I'm molding from all the rain we've had the last few days. April showers and all.

Did someone say grissle? I almost checked out after reading that. Sorry, it's right up there with toenails as one of the grossest things created. BOO, I hear you sister. Don't feel bad--I dissect deli ham sandwiches. No skinny fat vein is passinging into this mouth.

NEW NEIGHBOR: You should have yelled howdy as you passed by. Glad your vacation was nice. We never go to OC, though. I think the last time I was there was "Senior Week" 1985. Much too crowded in the summer.

STERLING: TV Land suc...Well, you get the picture.

Prayers for all. I'll stop back later.


April 21, 2009 - Msg 72010: Good morning, porch. Just got home from work - yes, I did have to go in at eleven. Somehow, that eight-hour shift didn't feel much shorter than the twelves I usually do.

Boo, I have quite literally thanked the Lord on many occasions for my "forgiving" appetite. It's not that it's non-discriminating. I know good food, and appreciate quality in selection and preparation. However, I can be happy with whatever appears on my plate if I need to, even if sometimes it's not recognizable. I ate a lot of MUO (Meat of Unknown Origin) in Mongolia, and I didn't die. I never met a veggie I didn't like, probably because my mom cooked every vegetable known to modern man (just about) and when it was on my plate I had two choices. I could eat some of whatever was there, or I could leave the table and come back in a few hours for the next meal. No picking and choosing. I couldn't eat all mashed potatoes and leave the peas, and if my grubby little hand pulled the best piece of chicken off the platter, I had better eat it! My mom did not short-order cook for anyone. She prepared a meal, and we ate it. Consequently, I can and do eat just about anything that's served in our society.

As for eating rare beef, the advantage I have there is that I can eat it well done if that's how my hostess serves it, though I prefer it rare. The opposite is not true. Those who prefer it well done just about cannot eat it rare. Sorry, but you just don't know what you're missing! Right, Spot?

Well, I'm off to bed. Got to be back at work tonight, so guess I'd better sleep today. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72011: Oh my stars! Not you too, Me-They! Will you and Boo kindly sit at a separate table when we all go out together? My mother would have yanked a knot in my tail if I had sat at the table and pawed through my food like a raccoon. I can hear her now - "Stop playing in your food like a monkey, and sit up there and eat! There's nothing in the food I've cooked that you can't eat, so just cut it out!" And if you think that's rough, you wouldn't want to hear what my grandmother would have said! A country woman, of German extraction, a wonderful cook, and with a sweet kind heart, but you even look like you might be insulting her food, and she'd invite you to "just go down to the Guntry (Gunter) Hotel and see if they can feed you any better than I can!" She meant it, too. Trimming an excessively wide ribbon of fat off the edge of a steak or a pork chop would have been tolerated, but the meticulous dissection? Nope, she'd have had a hissyfit, no doubt about it. --Romeena

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72012: good morning porchsters! pappa bear checking in on this cold and rainy illinois day. possum- you do sweep the porch so god, hi to laci. romeena, i too am not picky over food, I quess the army and life on the farm taught me well. as long as the kitchen and prep areas are clean i'm ok. me- they, like you i'm reaady for stopping the rain. the southwest will be in the triple didgets today in april. big maude- I pray your buisness wil pick up .boo- you have my prayersfor all you mentioned. homemaker- keep the goats away from dynamite or barney will have to bring his harmonica. great seeing you. hey to mdc, sterling, asa, spot and everyone else. let us have a cookout in texas or arizona tonight? pappa bear

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72013: Hey there PAPPABEAR. Wanna borrow my poncho?

ROMEENA: There's nothing they could say that my father or one of my grandmothers didn't. I suffered under the gagging opression of several fat-eating relatives. I really don't know why I haven't been on "Oprah" yet.


April 21, 2009 - Msg 72014: After high school I lived with a friend and his mom for a few years while I was in school. One of the things we had with some regularity was ham steak, which I love. However, she had the unfortunate habit of taking for herself the piece with the round bone, from which she ate the marrow. Watching that scene was like watching a "Friday the 13th" slasher scene for me. Ew.


April 21, 2009 - Msg 72015: Hey Maude..will be on time for lunch thanks..you get enough sleep..Asa BANGING those symbols did not help none!...Romeena its like this when I go out to eat I order my Steak Med and its usually just right..I dont want it so rare that is runny and cold..I have a friend that whrn we go out to eat or they come over to grill I let him do his and it is VERY rare...now thats not for me but you can cook the flavor right out of a steak..as for Miss Sherry "well done"...Pappa Bear Arizona sounds good for a cook out tonight...who do we know there?...Romeena growing up on a farm growing most of our food its funny I was not made to eat my food heck I liked it all!..If it was not for chicken and potatoes my kids would starve!..ok...see yall at maudes lunch throw down....SPOT

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72016: You snuck in M-T..im laughing out LOUD at your Friday the 13 post...SPOT

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72017: OMGosh, Me-They, you kill me!...so funny. I guess we both need to be on Oprah. No way could I have tolerated the marrow scene, either.

Romeena, you made me laugh out loud....I had this mental image of Me-They and I sitting at the "kid's table", dissecting our meal like little monkeys. I really can't blame my "issues" on my mom. We always ate what was put on the table, too (peas and all) but she was kind of picky when it came to meat. I am the only one in the family who practices the dissection of my food, though...wonder what a psychologist would say about me. I just get grossed-out easily over things. I'm like that about smells, too. If you really want to drive me crazy, put me in a place with a bad smell that I can't identify. I don't know how I survived as long as I did as a nurse. Not sure I could go back to it. Seriously, though, I can see the difference in my kids. Sean and I (who have some OCD, anxiety issues) are funny about what we eat, but Bruce and Erin will eat just about anything that doesn't eat them first. They don't find much of anything gross.

Thanks for being so sweet and offering to fix steak like I like it, SPOT. Let's have that cookout here in South Texas today...the weather is perfect! I have some mequite wood we can use to cook some steaks.

Thanks for your prayers for my friend.

Time for a break. I am still coughing and not back to normal. Erin is still home sick and now so is Bruce! This is the worse bug we have ever dealt with around here.


April 21, 2009 - Msg 72018: SPOT: I have to have my steak medium-well. If it's cooked correctly, it's all the way done, not tough, and still has flavor (and not of charred meat). I don't mind the juice of a medium-rare steak, it's the texture I can't take. Too much like meat.

BOO: My wife is the same way about smells. It's the one part of nusring she doesn't like. She doesn't mind looking at gross stuff, she just doesn't want to smell it. She doesn't like the operating room for that reason. She also doesn't like to change infected wounds.

You can sit at the picky-eaters kids table with me anytime.


April 21, 2009 - Msg 72019: M-T im laughing OUT loud again...I can see you at the kids table in those little plastic chairs with your knees up around your chin sipping kool-aid thru a straw...OH-My...Boo cook big beef steak mequite cook out Texas style tonight...bring yer 10 gallon hats boys!..Maude are my lunch chicken tenders well done?;)..hee hee...well let me catch the news...prayers..SPOT

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72020: Well,add me with the medium crowd for the steak doneness.And,please leave some fat on it,I like that too.I don't really have any issues with food other than the folks who eat meat raw.I could eat at the same table,just couldn't watch them eat it.Boo,I know what you mean about this virus stuff.I went to the doc yesterday and he gave me two weeks worth of antibiotics and cough medicine and said if this doesn't work come back.I think it has started to work,just makes me really sleepy.I am making an appt.for my son and daughter tomorrow,so we are sharing it too.Well,talk to you all in a bit-ky girl

April 21, 2009 - Msg 72021: Good ky girl...med steaks is the way to go...now pork and chicken get-er-done...hamburgers well done,hotdogs just about burnt on the grill..well I get off work at 3 and go to run a few errands then home to do a little mowing and then Boo"s in S. Texas for a steak cook out..Romeena I will bring some homemade salsa for you...and I want my baked tater "all the way"...and 57 sauce please...yall like 57? or A-1? or what?...well Im gona get things ready for the next shift..back before the whisle blows...SPOT