February 17, 2010 - Msg 77825:
Or as Sargeant Carter would say, "OK, let's MOVE IT people!" (:

February 17, 2010 - Msg 77826:
Ha, Sargeant Carter swept the porch!

February 17, 2010 - Msg 77827: A quick word, friends. I had an email from Charlotte Tucker. She apologizes for her absence from the porch, but trust me, she has been having her challenges. Without going into any details, I'll just say her plate has been very full and it doesn't look like it's going to improve very much in the foreseeable future. Since she didn't ask me to report the details, I won't, but she did ask me to say hello to all, and to tell you she misses everyone. I will tell you that it is not an issue in her marriage, nothing like that - more family and job issues, and she would appreciate prayers.

I'm off to bed. Be blessed! --Romeena

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77828: Well, I'll tell you one, thing MDC. Prayer is the only thing that would work for SIL because we have tried everything else. We can't change people; only God can change people, right?.

Thank you for sharing about Charlotte, Romeena. I have been wondering if she is ok. Prayers for her situation this morning.

It is downright chilly here! There has been ice on the windsheild every morning for a few days now, which is practically unheard of in these parts. To my memory, we have never had a winter like this one. It has been pretty consistently cold for months with just a few warm days thrown in. Usually spring is in full force here by now. We are having a real winter here for a change and I like it.

Busy day today. Have to go into town to have my blood drawn for my dr's appointment next week. Sean needs a haircut and I owe my mom a visit today. The household chores will just have to wait.

Well, time to get Erin going. I ended up letting her stay up a little late last night because when I put her to bed, she wanted me to ask her some "bible trivia" questions so I asked her something about King David. She immediately started telling me about how he didn't build the temple but his son did, etc. I was surprised she knew about that at her age but she has been studying it as part of her curriculum in school and she loves it. She is such a little sponge and learning comes natural to her. How I wish it were so easy with Sean. He struggles so much. Anyways, i wanted to share something cute about our conversation last night. Something we were discussing about David had to do with Bathsheba, who was the mother of Solomon, and Erin was asking some questions about that. I had to do a little explaining about the birds and the bees but didn't want to go into detail. I asked her what she knew and it was very basic, and she told me that was all she wanted to know and "please get back to the story". ha! I love that she is still so innocent. I pray she remains that was for awhile. I did tell her that if her friends ever tell her anything she should come to me and tell me what she heard.

Better scoot...


February 18, 2010 - Msg 77829:
Morning porch family.

Prayers for Charlotte. Hope she can get back to the porch. Thanks Ro for informing us.

Got a busy day today so I better get moving. I'll check back later.
Love and prayers!

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77830: Hi All.
Will I was having a little bag in here, so I had git it fix,
The weather is is crazy what all the storm we had .
Yes Rev I'm staying warm,


I looked for hope and did not find it;
I looked for faith and could not pray-
I looked for joy and just felt sadness;
I looked for God amd found the way !


February 18, 2010 - Msg 77831: Good morning - my husband got the driveway finished last nite so I was able to go out to work today and the boys back to school too! It was a good thing because the pantry is a little sparse. . . .
Although we didn't get as much snow as Me-They, it is pretty much for this area of the country. There is another winter storm heading this way on Sunday with snow/freezing rain/ or maybe just rain.
Animals are fairing the best they can with this stuff - we lost a doe last nite due to the weather. It was one of Casey's does so he took it pretty hard. It is just hard for all of us to maneuver in this junk.
Boo - my friend in Spicewood says the only ice they know is what they put in their tea! Ha Ha


February 18, 2010 - Msg 77832: Good morning, friends! Tom, thank you for that lovely little poem. Short, but a big truth there. So you had a bug in your computer? Glad it was something that could be fixed.

Boo, maybe you should write to Mr. Gore and see if he can send you a supply of Global Warming. He seems to feel there's a lot of it lying around in the northern parts of the globe, maybe he wouldn't mind boxing some of it up and sending it to you.

Today, I'm experiencing a combination of heavy heart and glad heart. Dr. BO Baker, who was pastor of the Plymouth Park Baptist Church here in Irving for many years, has passed. It's possible some of you would know of him, especially those who are over fifty, as he and his brother were an evangelical team for quite a few years before they left the road for a more settled life. His brother was the "music man" of the team, and he became the minister of music at a large North Dallas church. BO settled in as pastor at Plymouth Park, and held that position for many years. He was a dynamic preacher, a wise pastor, and a gentle shepherd, beloved by all. My Bible is filled cover to cover with sermon notes, scribbled in the margins of the pages beside the related scripture. He will be missed, but Heaven is definitely richer and sweeter today, as he walks the streets to meet and greet old friends who have preceded him. My Dale, and my parents, will be among them.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77833:
homemaker-Another storm? Let's see, that's a 1-2-3 punch followed by a 4th. Well, at least ya'll will have a winter to remember.

Boo-Stay warm.

Ro-Just think, Dr Baker and Dale could be chatting about you right now. God Bless!

Tom-Thanks, another gem.


February 18, 2010 - Msg 77834:
RO- I am so sorry. My condolences to you and all your church.
I also heard of the tragedy in Austin. Not sure of all the details yet.
Prayers for both situations.
I could say that Mr Gore's "air" is what's "hot" and thus the cause of the "warming", but I won't! ha.
TOM- four little lines say so much! thanks
Good day all, see ya at cracker barrel,

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77835: That's funny, HM, and you know it must be true after having spent some time in that area of Texas last summer...talk about HOT!

Very sorry, Ro, that your beloved pastor has gone on. I know you will miss him but you rejoice in knowing he is with the Lord.

"Hey" to TOM and Auh2o!

Well, Sis-in-law may be coming back. Turns out she didn't sleep a wink back in MIL's. She has a pretty bad bed there so she might be back here for a few days. Yesterday while she was here, she sat on the couch and watched alot of what goes on around here. Late in the day she told me, "You have got to be exhausted. Anyone who watched what you do for even an hour each day would know it". I do run around alot but there is alot to be done to keep things running semi-smoothly around here. I did decide to start taking myself off the back burner and I made my doc's appointment and had the labs done this morning. I am going to try to slow down a little and enjoy life more.


February 18, 2010 - Msg 77836: Quick trouble check...man pretty weather today here in ga..around 50+,,,gona go wash my truck...lets grill burgers out tonight...SPOT

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77837: Howdy, porch. Thanks for the kind words regarding our beloved BO Baker. Actually, he "retired" as our pastor about twenty years ago, replaced by Bro. Ken Branam, whom we all love as well. However, Bro. BO remained in our membership, held the title of Pastor Emeritus, and often took part in the funerals of long-time members, even officiating at a few weddings. Some of our kids said they just wouldn't feel "married" without Bro. BO conducting the vows.

Yes, auh2o, I'm pretty sure some discussions will take place. Dale really loved Bro. BO, even placed himself at possible risk for a while for his sake. Some nut was sending threatening letters to the church, saying that if Bro. BO didn't resign, he'd "remove him" himself. Dale and about five other big ol' boys appointed themselves as his guardians, and sat in strategic places in the sanctuary - two near the back entrances, two or three on the front rows. A certain individual was a prime suspect, for a number of reasons, and always sat in the same seat, on the center aisle, about five rows back. Dale began sitting directly behind him, ready to pounce if he made a suspicious move. The man realized what was going on, and after a few weeks of knowing he was being watched, he moved on, and was never seen again. One of the "watchers" was a police officer (now retired) and he always had a gun in the top of his boot, beneath his pant leg. Still does, actually. As he said - you just never know. Sad, but true - just read the papers.

I just got home from a great lunch. About once a month, Eloise and I go into old downtown Irving, to the Big State Drug Store. They have a grill and a soda fountain, and you can get a great burger and fries there. You know the kind, an old-timey hamburger, with the meat cooked on a hot griddle, with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion, and wrapped in that white slick paper. Good fries, too. They make a great malt as well, made in the can, poured in a tall soda glass, and then they give you the can as well, which contains enough to fill the glass up again! Delish!

A big fat robin is running around in my back yard, stopping to listen now and then, then scratching in the dirt. Every so often, he makes a grab and comes up with a worm! Delightful! Spring is about to sprong!

Well, I have to work tonight, so a nap is in order. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77838: Hey y'all. Well, my sister is back home. Seems she was admitted as a suicide risk,the doctors determined she was not,and that she can be treated on an outpatient basis. I think somebody dropped the ball. She has been told in the past by several doctors that she needs intensive inpatient rehab.She managed to stall them on that.
She has a lot of problems,but I'm fairly certain she's not suicidal. I pray she gets the proper treatment. We got this news seconf hand through a neighbor. She has cut herself off from the family,for the most part. Naturally,her husband and child do as she does.It's sad. And crazy.Please continue to pray for her-thanks.

Prayers for Charlotte Tucker. Thanks for letting us know,Ro. My sympathies to you in the loss of your former pastor.

Boo, I hope Erin hangs onto her childhood as long as she can. Sweet story! Oh,and girlfriend,we need to run off to Jamaica or someplace where we can take it easy!We both have WAY too much on our plates.

Y'all take care- love to all!
possum under a rock ♥

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77839: About that cookin on the grill Spot,um,in my and Tom and New neighbors yard,there is about 12-13 inches of snow,and icecicles about as long hanging from the roof.I think we will come to your place and eat!I wish we could see 50 degrees this week.Possum,I pray for your sister,that is hard.You hang in there.Romeena,can't wait to see the robins looking for worms in my yard!Heck,I'd be happy to see the dirt!lol!Can you all tell I'm getting cabin fever?Talk to you all later-ky girl

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77840: Hey,Possum,you and Boo wait another 6 weeks to run off to Jamaica and I'll go with you!I only have 5 weeks left of school and then I take my national board test.Pray for me you all-ky girl

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77841:
Hello porch family. The weather here today was just plain wonderful! Gonna be like this through the weekend.

Ro....Prayers for all the pastor's friends and family.
I loved the story about the "guardians" of the pastor. That's what you call love for the pastor. And you're right about things happening in church. It's sad but as you said, look at the papers/news.
Also Ro....have you shot your "Judge" lately? I know you shot it right after you bought it but you should shoot it ever so often to keep yourself comfortable with it. As much as I have shot guns through the years, I still shoot every few weeks or so. (Along with my wife and daughter)

Boo....stick to those words and take care of yourself!

MDC.....you got that right....the only Global Warming is from Gore's mouth! A bag of hot air!

Everyone have a good night's rest and will chat with ya'll tomorrow.
Remember....know matter where you may be, Jesus is only a prayer away. He loves you!
Love and prayers for all the porch family

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77842:
Amen and AMEN ! (:

February 18, 2010 - Msg 77843:
On more thing before I head to bed.
Hope this is not against porch rules and if it is Floyd please let me know and remove it.

As most of you know I'm getting ready to go back into the recording studio next week. One of the things I have to do is title the CD. I usually use one of the song titles as the CD title.
I have norrowed it down to these four songs. So which one would you pick?

* No Tomorrows In Heaven
* The Winning Side
* You Gotta Turn Right
* I Want To Come Home

I've never gotten outside help before on naming a project but thought it would be neat to get your thoughts.
Thanks guys!
Love ya'll

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77844: Good morning, folks! Just got home from work, tired to the bone, and happy to be home. Joe is coming in an hour or so to spread corn gluten meal and dry molasses everywhere - a sure sign of spring. Sure does keep the weeds down, enriches the soil, encourages the earthworms, and strongly discourages fireants. I haven't had a fireant mound around here in about four years, and they used to be a real problem. I highly recommend it.

REV, I haven't fired the Judge since that time you mentioned. It is indeed time to do it again. I bought some ammo a couple of weeks ago, and first chance my son has, we'll go to the range. You're right, it's important to stay familiar with the weapon. The last thing I do every night when I go to bed is reach over and open the gun safe (in the dark, by touch) and take the Judge out for a minute. I hold it, feel the balance of it, get it in both hands and aim it at the bedroom door, then put it back in its hidey-hole again. I pray I never have to use it for real, but I will if I'm forced to.

Wow! An opportunity to have a vote in the naming of a CD? What fun! And what a challenge! Any one of those would make a great title. I think, without hearing them, that my choice would be "The Winning Side." After hearing them, I might feel differently, but I like that one a lot.

Well, I'm going to go stretch out and see if I can get the kinks in my back to relax out before Joe gets here. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77845:
Rev- "I Want To Come Home" has my vote. Just the title hits me in a soft spot.


February 19, 2010 - Msg 77846:
Hey Ro- Almost bumped into ya.


February 19, 2010 - Msg 77847: Hi All.
Will it look like a little warm up for now, but we may git some snow or rane but not as bad.
Yes Romeena the bug git to my internet windows and I had one bad time what it.
So I git window 7 and it clreas it up.
RER- I vote for song title THE WINNING SIDE.
Because we are all winning win it come to JESUS.


February 19, 2010 - Msg 77848: Funny that the last line of my last post last night said that I was going to slow down and enjoy life more. I was too busy this morning to even come to the porch with my coffee. It's now 10:35 am and I am finally sitting down for a break. Having to go to town and run errands all day yesterday, I got behind on the household chores. I am the type who wants to do the bulk of the work in the morning so I am almost caught up. Just have laundry to do and cooking, and helping Sean with schoolwork. I found what looks like some really neat computer software for him that Bruce is in the process of loading and getting ready for him. It is put out by Weekly Reader and is called "Academic Fitness" and looks like it will be interesting to use. Hope he is able to navigate it and not get frustrated. He has some workbooks to work out of but as I said before, with his dylexsia, he seems to do better on the computer than workbooks. We have something now put out by "BrainQuest" which you may be familiar with and so far, and I think it will be better than what we had been using. He was getting so bored with the ACE curriculum.

Hey Possum, I would be all for running off to Jamaica if I didn't have to go back to work to afford it! No fair, is it? I would love another trip to Colorado but don't know when that is going to be possible. Maybe by 2011, December...hoping.

Prayers for your boards, KYGirl!! You are almost there!

Who shot the judge?! ;-)...hehe

I like "No Tomorrows in Heaven"...so now you have three different opinions...not sure if we are very helpful, REV.


February 19, 2010 - Msg 77849:
REV,I was leaning toward "I want to come home" also,
but then the "Winning Side" struck me as it did Tom, so I'm gonna run with that as my vote! (or how about
"that hopey, changey thing." ha
Prayers for all. I really "prayed up the walls" for all porch situations on my drive in this morning. Have a good day!

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77850: Hey Y'all- appreciate the prayers so much. Good luck, ky girl and I guess Boo & I can postpone running off to Jamaica so you can join us-the more,the merrier!

REV- "The Winning Side" gets my vote.

Well, I am feeling blah with a headache/stomach thing today,so think I'll go lie down. I think it's them burgers spot grilled up.All that snow we had,his grill probably got rusty. Yeah,I'm blaming it on rusty burgers! LOL
Lemme get under my rock before a mad dog comes after me! Y'all take care!
possum under a rock

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77851:
...and they also call me "chopper!" (:

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77852: I like '"The Winning Side" too Rev,just in case you wanted another opinion.Hope you are feeling better Possum.Going out to eat with my new guy friend.Think I'll ask to go to Morelli's,I'll let you all know how the special was.-ky girl

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77853: Hey gang!...any supper leftovers?...great day here in Ga ..sunny and 53...even better tomorrow...hey possum,Rev,Boo,Tom,ky and all...im hungry!....SPOT

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77854:
Hello porch family.....thanks for all the input on the cd. Now that you have shared your thoughts I'll tell you that I was already leaning toward "The Winning Side". Thank ya'll so much!

Love and prayers!

February 19, 2010 - Msg 77855: Morelli's was good tonight friends,actually it was Texas Roadhouse,and it was packed with people.I guess everybody has cabin fever!This is the first day and evening we haven't had snow or rain so we all took advantage of it.Brought a doggie bag for spot,I'll send it ups-ky girl

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77856: Good evening, porch - or is it good morning? Actually, it's just past midnight, so I guess that means it's morning.

I hate when this happens. I should have been asleep hours ago. I worked last night, came home and couldn't go to bed because Joe was coming to finish waking things up in the yard. He got here just before nine, and we worked until noon, then stopped for lunch. Another hour of work finished things up, and we sat in the sun room and drank iced tea and solved the world's problems for a while. He's a good friend, and we have lots of spirited conversations. He left around four, and I cleaned up a few more details, then found that miraculously, I wasn't tired anymore! I had pushed through that wall of exhaustion earlier, and am now running on adrenaline, I guess. I watched TV, have been messing with this computer for nearly two hours, and am still not sleepy. This happens a lot - that second wind, that unexplained burst of energy when I have completely missed a night's rest. It can't be good for me, but it happens. Do any of you who have or do work night shifts experience the same thing, or is it just me?

Well, guess I'll go on to bed, find something immensely boring on TV (shouldn't be hard to do) and see how long it takes for me to conk out. I'm guessing less than five minutes, once I get warm and comfortable. Be blessed, friends - see you tomorrow. --Romeena

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77857: Having worked nights for 10 years, i know exactly what you are talking about, Ro. It used to happen to me alot when i was young and unmarried. I would stay up on weekends to do things with friends and would end up being wide awake once it was time to go to bed. Hope you finally got some sleep!

Well, had a nice evening. Amy (Emily's mom) kept the kids for the night and Bruce and I went out to our favorite old Italian restaurant. We used to go there often when we were dating. It still looks exactly the same and the food was still wonderful. It was nice to come home to a quiet house and relaxed atmosphere.

By the way, Ro, I called the place we bought the bedroom furniture from and talked to the saleperson who sold it to us. The next day, the manager called and said they would be sending someone out the following day to take care of it. They were out the next morning with the right parts to put the bed together, had it set up in no time and even brought a new bedside table. No charge, of course. So, problem solved. :-)

Better get going. I am going to do some shopping with Amy and St. Susan. Be back later.


February 20, 2010 - Msg 77858:
Morning porch family.

Boo....so glad you and Bruce had a nice time out. Ya'll needed that. Also glad you got your furniture problem solved.

Ro....hope you got some sleep.

Today we are just going to hang out at the house and relax. Got some fresh steaks for the grill tonight. My daughter is off today so she's just hanging out with us all day and I'm loving it. Me, my wife, daughter and Jake (in my lap). I can't beat that!

You all have a Jesus filled day and know that I send my love and prayers out to all my porch family!

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77859: Good morning, porch. Boo, I'm so glad you and Bruce had that "date", and I hope you will do it often. That could go a long way toward relieving a lot of Bruce's stress. Also, it's great that the furniture store accepted responsibility and took care of business. It's no more than they should have done, but still it's nice when someone actually does it. I would imagine you'll be buying from them again. I would.

Well, friends, when I opened my email this morning, I found the following:

She travelled the country; enjoyed the coast; herded sheep better than a trained team of 6... She was my quiet, gentle heartfelt friend with a bark that could shatter your eardrums, but could also "whisper" upon request... She would bring out her toys by name and put them back in the basket... She was truly one of a kind. And, in her tender Southern lady way, she never asked me for anything. Even as she neared 18, blind, nearly deaf and kidneys failing - she patiently waited for me to be ready to accept that I had to let her go. Thank you Snickers.

Snicker Bocker Bailey is already deeply missed and I needed to let those of you who have loved her, known her, or even simply met her know that she is now back chasing the guinea much to the guinea's profane annoyance, I'm sure.
Thanks all
Love Rob

Some of you will remember when my daughter, Rob, visited the porch a few times. Boo, you met her, and I'm sure you met Snickers too. Snickers is (was) her little mixed-breed dog, and I'm sitting here in a puddle of tears. I won't try to add to what Rob has expressed so beautifully, but trust me when I say, little "granny", as she came to be known in the last few years, will be greatly missed. Rob rescued her from a neglectful, somewhat abusive owner when she was just a little puppy, and it was as though Snickers understood and spent her life trying to express her gratitude. I loved that little dog, and my heart is so sad right now.

However, I'm one of those fortunate people who have learned that God does indeed have an eternal plan for ALL of His creation, so I can believe that Snickers lives on - we just can't see her. (Yes, I can back that up. Read "Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates.") I'm sure she and Sugarplum have found each other and are having a great time together. They were joyous friends, and spent many visits sharing toys and getting underfoot.

As comforting as that is, at this moment my heart is sore and I can't stop crying. I will miss her so much. My entire family will miss her. She was a family member, she just happened to have four legs.

Be blessed. --Romeena

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77860: Good Morning Porchsters!
Romeena I'm sorry to hear about your little family member going to the Bridge, it does hurt like mad to lose one doesn't it?
Sorry about my lack of visiting, with all this snow and cold, cold temps here in NE TN, I've been hermitizing myself more than anything else. This cold weather sure makes my old bones hurt something awful. Thankfully, the Good Lord sent sunshine today & yesterday! Let me tell you, it not only is a beautiful sight, but it does wonders for my attitude!
Haven't read all the posts, but prayers for those that need them.
Now that we have temps in the 50's I'm headed out the door to poop scoop the dog lot and clean up some of the mess the snow, wind and ice have made around here.
Later taters

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77861: Hi porch, just passing through. Ro, I didn't even know Snickers, but I'm also sitting in a puddle of tears, as you put it. Brought back memories of my beloved Molly, and how hard it was to let her go. It sounds like Snickers was a wonderful friend and companion.
- Hazel

Andy: "Don't just stand there, go get the rope."

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77862: I'm sorry to read of Snickers passing Ro. Please extend my sympathies to Rob and all of the family. That is so hard to lose a friend.

Hey Mavis and Hazel. Good to see both of you posting. I sure do miss you here.

Been a rough week for me. I have not been to the docs, so I can't say for sure, but I'm thinking I got that swine flu. At least I have all the symptoms. I was immunized for the regular seasonal flu back in November, but not the other. Whatever it is, it's not fun. Hangs on and on and on. Coughing like I'm a three pack a day smoker, and I don't smoke a'tall.

Well better go get some cough syrup. That seems to help a bit.



February 20, 2010 - Msg 77863: Asa,hope you get better soon,I'll keep you in my prayers.Ro,so sorry to hear about Snickers,I have lost family members of the fur kid kind too,and it is so hard.I truly believe Snickers has found Sugar Plum and they are having a good time.Prayers for all-ky girl

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77864: Ro, sorry for the sadness you're going through. RIP Miss Snickers. Can't you just see Plum romping with her?! Take some comfort in that wonderful image.

Beautiful Carolina day! Back in the 60's like our Winters are SUPPOSED to be! First time in ages I have been out of long sleeves and coats- yippee!

Good to see Mavis & Hazel-hey ladies!

Asa,sorry you're so sick. Hope you feel better soon.

Hey to Rev, Boo, ky girl,and anybody peeking in.Y'all take care!

possum under a rock

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77865: Good afternoon, everyone. Just got home from the memorial service for my beloved former pastor, BO Baker. What a joyous time of celebration it was! Our loss is Heaven's gain, for sure.

Thank you for the kind words regarding our little Snickers. She truly was a treasure. Not a mean bone in her little body, but a staunch defender of her home and family, if she thought there was a threat. She helped to train the younger pups as they came into the family, taught them to be sweet and behave themselves. In their younger days, she and Sugarplum would race through the house, sometimes running in tandem with a toy held between them. They were great friends. As they grew older, their meetings were more subdued, mostly nose-touches, nuzzles, and long naps together. If you'd like to see the little lady, her picture can be found in the photo album. Go to romeena.myphotoalbum.com, click on the album title "Sugarplum, Toye Starr and Family Pets", and you'll find a picture of her on the first page, entitled "Flying Snickers". She was sitting up, waiting for a treat, and her ears were standing straight out. Fortunately, my camera was handy. Yes, I will definitely miss that little angel in a puppy-dog suit.

Well, obviously I'm in a melancholy mood. I think I'll just make myself a little dinner, pull out the TAGS DVDs, and make a quiet evening of it, with Toye Starr for comic relief. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77866: Oh, Snickers was a cutie pie,Ro! I can see why y'all loved her. What a sweet girl.I know she'll be missed. Here,Ro... ♥ A little love. Hope it helps.

possum again

February 20, 2010 - Msg 77867:
Hello porch family.

Ro....I am so sorry to hear the news of little Snickers. My heart breaks.

So much for my relaxing day. I spent the day washing 3 cars and the motorhome. Glad it's done. The weather has been so nasty lately that I had neglected them all. It was so nice and sunny today.

Well gotta get ready for bed.
Love and prayers!

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77868: Oh, my. I am so sorry for Rob and her family (and you, of course, Ro). I can't even imagine how hard it would be to part with a beloved pet of 18 years...Lord bring comfort to your hearts.

Asa, hope you are feeling better very soon, friend.


February 21, 2010 - Msg 77869: Well, I didn't cry until I went back and looked at the picture of Snickers. What a sweet-looking little dog. I am thinking about the verse in scripture (maybe some of you scholars will know where it is). It says something about how the whole creation groans as it awaits the coming Kingdom of peace one day. All the innocent animals and children who have suffered for the sins of mankind will someday be vindicated forever. One day there will be no more tears, or death, because the separation will all be over. Can you really see the reality of it? It's coming and we can be thankful.

Love to All,

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77870:
Here I go again,
I'm thinking of the time when I will stand
and look into the eyes of my Redeemer.

Words won't come by way
and deep inside my silent accolade,
I'll find my voice to sing of my Redeemer.
and I know upon this earth I'll never find
the words that can express my heart or mind.
When with His words of life,
He spoke and pulled my dark soul from the night
How can I repay my Redeemer?

With His wounded hands
He helped my broken heart to understand.
I never can repay my Redeemer.
and I know upon this earth I'll never find
the words that can express my heart or mind.

Here I go again,
I'm thinking of the time when I will stand
and look into the eyes of my Redeemer...my Redeemer.~~Matthew Ward

Goodnight Mayberry,

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77871: Hi All.
two nice days bote in the 40.


February 21, 2010 - Msg 77872: Hello to the porchsters..a beautiful Sabbath Day here in NC..just read the posts for today. I can feel the presence of God even here in the postings on the porch. What a blessing.! Ro, I am so sorry for the loss of Snickers. Prayers and blessings for everyone here today.
C Darlin'

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77873: Well gang im headed to work will holler when I get there and read also...supper?...SPOT

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77874: Spot,I've got something my mother in law made- pork chops, potatoes, lima beans and a nice salad to go with it. And I think there's some cherry pie left for dessert. That or popsicles- LOL! It's pretty good and there's plenty- you want me to send ya a plate?

Hey everybody-hope Sunday was good to you. Sure has been a beautiful day here! Y'all take care!

possum under a rock

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77875: Oh My Possum...thanks...well let me get settled in here at work and watch the end of this Nascar Race....ZOOM!~....SPOT

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77876: Hey everyone...it's been one of those Mayberry kind of Sundays...let me tell you about it. I put together a chicken and rice casserole last night so I could just warm it in the oven for Sunday lunch. We had a sweet couple from church over, as well as MIL and SIL. MIL had made a great broccoli salad and banana puddin'! We sat down at my farmhouse table, said grace and dug in. It was good food, good conversation and lots of laughs. At one point, I was clearing the dishes for dessert and a knife fell off a plate I was collecting and almost hit our friend Ron. I looked at him and said, "We don't have no high-falutin' ways here...TATERS!" He new exactly what I was talking about. Turns out he is a big TAGS fan and I never knew it. Any-hoo, Ron and Sharon are such sweet friends. I have spoken of them here before, they are the couple who have the son who has been missing since he was 19 (he would be 27 now, i think). They have been trying to find him all these years and don't know if he is dead or alive. He is their only child, which makes it even more sad. You wouldn't know they had suffered so much because they are such sweet, pleasant people.

So, we spent the afternoon visiting and keeping the TV OFF...it was a good day.

Erin says she hears the cat crying somewhere outside so I had better go find him.


February 21, 2010 - Msg 77877: Good evening, porch. Just passin' by - headed for work, yuck. I'd much rather be cuddled in my chair with little Toye Starr, but oh well. At least I have a job and the health to carry it out.

My poor little girl is going to be lonely though, so if any of you are nearby, just drop in and give her a tummy rub or something. I'll leave the key under the mat.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77878: Hope you have a good night at work Romeena....Im here all night too....SPOT

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77879: How I wish I could just pick Starr up and bring her home with me while you were working. The kids would lavish her with love and attention...she would probably like Bruce, too; Sugarplum did, remember? She might not like Kitty very much, though. Speaking of, you should see that lardo cat. He is one tubby cat (I said "tubby" not "tabby"). He's a real chunker. I looked for low-cal cat food in the store and couldn't find it. All he gets is dry Purina Cat Chow. I don't give him table food at all...good thing, i guess or I would have to buy a sling for his rotund torso!

Better go put the dishes in the dishwasher...been avoiding that job today!


February 21, 2010 - Msg 77880: Oh hey, SPOT. Hope you have a good night. Maybe there is a good movie on TCM for you to watch.


February 21, 2010 - Msg 77881:
Stopping by to wish you all a great night's sleep.
Love and prayers!

February 21, 2010 - Msg 77882: Evening Family:
Just stopped by to say Hi and read up on the postings.
Rev- Keep the Cd's coming. I still use them in my line of work!!! They are quite a tool for the kingdom.
kygirl- we're still re-arranging the snow in these parts. Sure don't want it to get too warm to quickly---MUD, MUD, MUD. Better get ready to hit the ironingboard.
Blessings all ~New Neighbor

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77883:
ASA- sorry to hear you're ailin'. When a cough gets into the chest like that you better get thyself to a physician. Will probably take a strong antibiotic to knock it out!
Ro- my sympathies also. So many of us know the feeling!

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77884: What, MDC?...no "Oregano"? ;-)


February 22, 2010 - Msg 77885: Hey Boo, MDC...man are we getting a storm here...heavy rain...thunder and lighting...so far so good...be glad when 6am gets here....what chall want for breakfast?..possum did yall get this rain?.SPOT

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77886: Hey SPOT..hope you got through the storms ok. Breakfast?...how about taquitos? Can you make those? I like mine with "TATERS", eggs and cheese (and a little hot sauce).

Mornin' Honeys and Dears.


February 22, 2010 - Msg 77887: Good Morning.
SPOR we are going to git some of that stormto!
Sometime today and so,e snown is comming back.
BOO How id your SIL and MIL doing?

Guide me, God, from day to day,
Whatever I do, whatever I say,
Help lift me up whatever I fall,
Help me to find some good in all...

Through darkest nights and sunlit days
Help me rejoice and sing Your praise,
And always, always, always help me be
Your loving child eternally.


February 22, 2010 - Msg 77888: Hey to the porch! Tom I just saw on the news we are due for more of that white stuff too, man am I ever ready for spring. I want to plant some flowers & do things I couldn't do at the house in the city because of the rotten kids in the neighborhood. Right now, we have mud all over too. Boo where are the pictures of your new house? I wanna see! Spot saw today there are still tickets left for the 500 here in Bristol, can you believe that, can't remember there EVER being tickets available by any means other than scalpers. Good to see everyone on here, but I got lots to do today, so best snap to.

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77889:
Morning porch family.....a wet day here in SC. We are getting the leftovers of Spot's storm.

Spot....get you some rest today brother

Tom.....a great poem to start a new day with. THANKS!

Boo....Taquitos....I think that what they fix me for breakfast every year I'm in Austin. I love them!!! Wish I had one right now:)

Everyone have a great day and keep Jesus in your heart throughout the day! It makes yours and others around you a greater day!
Love and prayers

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77890:
Boo- you got a laugh out of me with that oregano
comment! (:
and I agree with mavis, WE Want Photos!!
Spot- raining here today. yesterday our power went out, and one of your IBEW brothgers came thru my alley working on the transformers, and about ten minutes later, power!
Good one Tom, thanks!
Pappa bear called yesterday. He is still working with the returning vets. Will try to come out here in April.
Mavis, funny how priorities change when folks out of work. The country needs jobs! I'm sure race tickets became a casulty of the economy too.
Prayers for all,

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77891: brothgers? (:

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77892: I know, Mavis. I bugged you about picture all the time when you bought your house and I have been promising pictures forever. I just wish I was more computer-ept. The problem is that I have to have Bruce sit down with me and go through everything step by step before I can post them. Also, there are still things to be done on the house and I have kind of been waiting until everything is completed. We still have a couple of kitchen cabinet doors that haven't been hung up yet because hinges are on order, and other little things like we haven't put on the shutters yet or hung up pictures, etc. Guess it really doesn't matter, though. I will take some anyway and send them. Hopefully this week. I really will try.


February 22, 2010 - Msg 77893: Morning honeys and dears. . . .the beautiful white snow has become ugly with all of the salt, cinders, and sand and the Rain! I am tired of this weather and will be so thankful for the sunshine. There's a song Rev - I have endured the rain to have the Son.

Pretty uneventful here - waiting on babies to come and we have a pasture full of them. Hope to have pictures of baby goats to show you all soon.

On the thankful side, believe it or not, hospitals are buying birthing bed like crazy and my husband is working overtime. This time last year is was unemployment. Keep your hospitals buying Hill Rom equipment.

Talk to you all soonly.


February 22, 2010 - Msg 77894:
What is it about the smell of clothes tumbling in a dryer on a wet, rainy day? It was raining here yesterday, and we had clothes drying, and it reminded me of my days growing up! But, get this,
we didnt even HAVE a clothes dryer growing up, except for the line outside, like where barney got his "cleaning lady" dress! ha Go figure.

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77895:
HM- is soonly like mandation or terapitic? ha

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77896: B-fast was great Boo..Rev I got a good days rest..went to eat lunch eith Miss Sherry then the dollar store!...been out at the barn goofing off...sure miss Otis out there with me...put a plug in the Honda and charging the battery...got a fire going inb the barrell....good down time...hey possum I got to check my mail girl...ok..off and yard cleaning....gona hook the trailer up to the Honda and go to work tomorrow....SPOT

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77897: Good evening, porch! Came in from work this morning, crashed and slept all day! Now I'm wide awake, and bedtime is not too far off. Go figure.

HM, my hospital uses Hill-Rom for sure! They make great beds. We are in the process of replacing our beds, a few at a time. Unit budgets don't allow for a total replacement all at once, but we'll get it done. Now, if I could just convince the powers that be that it would be a good idea to install power strips on the walls ABOVE the beds, not next to the floor and behind the bed. That's a major annoyance to most nurses. To plug in an IV pump, you have to practically get on your hands and knees to access the plug which is about fifteen inches off the floor and is always, always behind the bed. Naturally, if the bed is pushed toward the wall, it will often dislodge a plug, and you get to start all over. Of course, with the new Hill-Rom beds, there are bumpers that hold the bed away from the plugs, but if you get lateral movement of the bed, the bumpers will sweep the plugs out of the sockets. New hospital construction has addressed the issue, but where I work, the unit is at least forty years old, and the construction model stinks.

I hear we're about to get some more snow here in north Texas. They don't expect much, but still, snow is snow, and it's an "occasion" for us Texans. Let me see- what was that about global warming??

REV, we've been singing a little praise chorus at church lately - "God is Good, All the Time." Makes me think of you every time we sing it.

Well, guess I'll go cook up some supper. I stopped by the store this morning on the way home, bought a beautiful cauliflower and some asparagus. Also found a lovely little tenderloin steak, just the right size and on sale. So, I will have something good in a short time, and the cauliflower is big, so there will be leftovers for tomorrow. I can work magic with a cauliflower - even people who don't like the stuff find that they like it my way. Yum! Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77898:
Hello porch family.....Well the rain is out of here for a day or so.

Spot.....I know you do miss Otis. They become a part of you and when they are gone, that part is always missing.

Ro....the supper sounds good. Some of the best asparagus I have ever eaten is from the Cheese Cake Factory. Oh my word, it is so good!

Well gang I may be away for the next couple days. As I posted the other day, I'm starting the studio work for my next cd and I will be there all day and into the wee hours of the morning over the next two days. Then I have about a week before going back in for over-dubs. I ask that you keep me in your prayers that this be the best project that I've ever produced.

You all have a great night.
Love and prayers for all my porch family!

February 22, 2010 - Msg 77899:
You got'em Rev. All the best to you and yours as you do this.
RO-- you didnt REALLY expect the admin to listen to nurses who use the rooms everyday, did you?
How silly is that? Don't you know that those execs know EVERYTHING?? ha
Have a great evening all.

February 23, 2010 - Msg 77900: Prayers continue, REV.

I wanted to tell you all something funny that I forgot to share earlier. Well, you all know that Bruce's mom is hearing impaired and the poor thing has about the worst singing voice I have heard in my life and she can't tell how loud she is singing. She was sitting with us at church (on the second row) and she was on one side of Sean and I was on the other side of him. We were standing and singing during the worship time and she was singing unusually loud (hearing aid battery probably went dead or something). Well, after the song, Sean leaned over to me and whispered, "She needs to go see Doc Andrews for a swollen uvula!". Unfortunately, a prayer was beginning at just that time and I HAD to laugh. Oh, boy. Thought you all might appreciate that one. :-) Also near the end of the service when the altar call is given, Mark (pastor) was standing at the front facing the congregation and he was about 5 feet away from MIL and she was singing loudly. He was trying to stay composed but his face was red and he was grinning. I knew what he was thinking. ha! Everyone just loves it when they can hear her because it is cute the way she doesn't care, she just sings joyfully, and that's the way its supposed to be anyways. :-)

Better scoot...things to accomplish.


February 23, 2010 - Msg 77901: Great story, Boo! How lovely that your congregation gives her room to be who she is, and lets her just make her "joyful noise unto the Lord" without fear of criticism. Our former music minister, the one who produced the spectacular Christmas pageants for about fourteen years, had a sign up in the choir rehearsal room that read "The question is not 'Can you sing?' but 'Do you have a song?'" I loved that!

By the way, what ever happened to that woman who was stirring up so much trouble in your church, and giving you such a hard time? Did she finally give up and move on, I hope?

Well, the snow we're supposed to get may or may not materialize. At this moment, it's 36 degrees out there, and there are very tiny flakes, just a few now and then, falling to the relatively warm ground. My feeders have attracted one lone squirrel and one dove - I guess everyone else is holed up against the weather - probably heard the predictions! Oh well, this is Texas, where things can change in a few seconds. An hour from now, we could be in the midst of a blizzard, or a heat wave - who knows?

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena