November 16, 2006 - Msg 47151: Mornin' Romeena, hope you have a great day.

Boo

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47152: Ooops, I really didn't have time to sweep but I guess I did it anyway....

Boo

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47153: And a very nice job you did, too. Thanks! --Romeena

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47154:
Boo- yes, that was from when snl skits were actually funny. cant really stand them today. havent watched for a while now because they got so gross.
Ro-thanks for the pet info and other info too.
i think i'll stick to my oregano, ha!
more later,
MDC

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47155: Good afternoon porch!well Hello My Buddy CHUCK!..hey asa wana ride to walmart with me later?..hey fg,boo,ro,bwb,MDC Jimmy has to finish 12th or better and the title is his!..COLD and misting here in Ga.,hey hm,possum,mave,lucy,skippy,dwf,mil,colt,horatio,Rev,TOM and all I missed...tonight its crock pot beef stew and cornbread,maude slaw and tea...big chunks of beef and carrots and taters...SPOT

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47156: Is anyone eyeing College Football? Me being from Arkansas and all... Us Hog fans are finally having a season to get excited about. Don't mean to be cluttering up the porch. . . but if ya'll don't mind...
Woooo Pig Soooie.
Thanks to one and all.
Asa my golf aint worth a nickle right now. How about yours?
MDC, I'm with you. I used to like the old SNL's. There were some funny ones. These days is another story, though. What skit were ya'll talking about? I looked in the archives but couldn't find the conversation.
Thanks to everyone that has been asking about me. My little janitorial business is driving me hard. Keeping me up all night long.
Romeena, you still got them ugly pictures of my wife and kids up?
God Bless
Chuck

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47157: Yeah my doc always updates what meds I am on. He knows about all of them, but honestly, these days in the 15 minute office visit, unless you complain and regularly about something, no one puts 2 and 2 together. I had printed all my internet sites and am going to take them in. I have decided to start taking my scripts to Walgreens or CVA cause they automatically do that thing where they cross check your meds for interactions.

I have felt just tired and have no energy for months. I just thought it was the bipolar. Plus the fact that I have been on meds with codeine off and on. So I thought it was just a side effect of that. I should have complained more when I didnt get to feeling better.

Anyway, I am on my way now to the doctor. I dont care what he does to me, I just want to feel better.

Since Sunday, I have managed about half an order of fries and a tortilla with cheese. Just cant stand the thought of eating.
fun girl

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47158: Sorry that you're still feeling poorly, FUNGIRL. You need to eat, though. Let us know how the doctor visit went. Prayers for you.

Well, another slow day here in Mayberry. I don't even think we need to wait until 10:00 to start rolling up the street; heck, if this continues we might as well not even unroll them!

Thanks for the clean shorts, BOO.

Y'all have a great evening.

Me-They



November 16, 2006 - Msg 47159: Evenin' Porch,
Things are busy here in Georgia, chilly too. We're getting ready to go out of town. We leave on Saturday for 7 days in both Kentucky and Ohio. It will be a nice break.
Just so y'all are aware the shopping wars have already started. The mall was horrible! I had to get my neices Bath & Body works and the lines were already long. Everyone else I am definitely shopping online.
I haven't had much time to read the archives. So, I'll answer what I can.
Fungirl- Make sure that every doctor you see knows all of your prescriptions. That way there will be no counter-interactions. There is a natural supplement called 5HTP. It gives you energy and releases endorphins. Are you exercising? Just walking or jumping on a rebounder will help.
Chuck- Naturally we're UGA fans, but hubby's from Ohio State so we kind of keep up with that. I'm a huge UK basketball fan. I'm proud of U of Louisville's football team this year although they got a little full of themselves and lost their last game. What's you're handicap?
Boo- I totally agree w/SNL. We typically just watch the first 5 minutes of the political skits.
Romeena- What can you tell me about peripheral neuropathy? Bryan has some books, but I'm having a hard time finding out more information.
Hey to All!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy



November 16, 2006 - Msg 47160: Lucy, peripheral neuropathy is something that happens to diabetics who allow their blood sugar to get out of control too often or for too long. The excess sugar seems to sort of "burn out" the nerve endings. It usually starts out with mild numbness in toes and/or fingertips, usually toes. Often it's not really even noticed, as it comes on gradually. As it progresses, there is often a burning sensation, and in the latter stages the sense of proprioception is lost - the person isn't really sure where their feet are, unless they're looking at them. Sounds weird, but it's true. As it progresses, loss of circulation can occur, which leads to the gangrenous "diabetic feet", often resulting in amputation. I imagine peripheral neuropathy can occur from other causes, but I'm most familiar with the diabetic kind. So far, I have no traces of it, due mostly to the fact that I do check my sugar often and will inject whatever extra insulin I need to keep it in control. I'm fortunate in that my blood sugar does respond to insulin, and control is not difficult. Some diabetics just can't seem to keep their sugar down no matter what they do, and that's sad. Is that what you needed to know?

Well, gotta run. Time to go to work. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47161:
Wow, Romeena, you are a walking Merck Manual! ha
HM- I got my soldier package out. Hopefully they will say hey to us on the porch as i put in the web address.
CHUCK- Me they was talking about the Whiners, so i chimed in about "makin' copies." ha
FUNgirl- you need a big bowl of chicken soup. It really does help, and soothes both ends!
Well, you all have a good rock. Thanks to whoever left the shawl on mine! The cup of cocoa was good too! Prayers for all,
MDC

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47162: "It soothes both ends", MDC? What the heck does that mean? Never mind, I don't think I want to know. Ha.

I just got gome from the hospital (It's 9pm)! Don's surgery took forever but was a sucess. They were able to remove all of the tumor and the carotid artery is intact. Thanks for your prayers. I just sat down here to wait for my turn in the shower (you know how I am about that shower before bed).

Lucy, a natural supplement that releases endorphins?! Sign me up for that! Are there any side effects or risk to taking it?

Time for the shower, talk to you all tomorrow,

Boo

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47163: Lucy, and Ro, I have peripheral neuropathy from all the chemo drugs....it's a side effect of many chemo teatments. In my case, it manifests itself as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. kind of like they're falling asleep a lot. Kind of annoying, but not so bad(for me, that is....I've had it for three years.). Hope this helps.
Millie

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47164: Lucy we are Dog fans no matter what,hey CHUCK,prayers Millie for sure...hey Boo hope yall liked the beef stew toningt!...got some leftovers for yalls lunch..like I said MDC and MD and Mav the nextel cup is Jimmys to loose but I think he is gona prevail.......SPOT

November 16, 2006 - Msg 47165: I went to the doctor today and my liver levels are okay. He is just changing one of my meds and we are lowering the dosage on another one. The doctor said that one I am on, when combined with the others can cause severe nausea.

Hopefully within a couple days time, I will be feeling my old self. Thanks for your prayers!
fun girl


November 17, 2006 - Msg 47166:
Hello porch family...pray all is well with everyone. Been spending a lot of time at the hospital over the last few days. After I got home from my tour, I got a phone call just as I was getting in bed with the news that a older friend of mine had a stroke and they were not looking for him to make it through the night. So I have been spending most of my time at the hospital with the family. I am beat!

Spot...I'll take some of that beef stew leftovers. Good stuff!

Good to see you Chuck. How's the church doing?

Fun girl...praying that you get feeling better soon.

Boo...praying for Don's full recovery

Well guys and gals... I'm heading to bed. Prayers for you all and keep Jesus first place in your life!
-REV.

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47167: When I went to the doctor today, I had lost 12 pounds in just under about three weeks. I just hope its only the medications. If so we will have that straightened out straight away.
fun girl

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47168: To Romeena Msg 47142, below is that raisin warning for dog owners link that you wanted me to create and post:

RAISIN WARNING FOR DOG OWNERS

from Poor Horatio

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47169: Morning all. Hope you get feeling better soon Fungirl.
I hope your friend recovers Rev.

Asa

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47170: Interesting article about grapes/raisins and dogs. I don't recall ever giving grapes or raisins to a dog but it's good to know the danger. I wouldn't think twice about giving my dog an oatmeal cookie with raisins before I read it. I don't let her eat any chocolate. She's been spayed and is in a fence so I try only to give her dog food with just an occasional treat to keep her from gaining too much weight (talking about my lab, Leah). She is a very beautiful dog with a shiny, black coat and loves to run and chase balls. It's a joy just to watch her thunder across the yard. She sounds like a small horse!

It is 38 degrees here this morning! I thought I was seeing things when I looked at the thermometer. It feels great to me. It is supposed to warm all the way up to 76 by noon....Texas has such strange weather...you never know how to dress.

Boo

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47171: Good morning everyone. I'm sorry I forgot to mention yesterday that I am praying for your friend, Don, BOO. I'm glad that all went well.

Can I again ask for your prayers gang? The Mrs. attended a staff meeting this morning and the news wasn't great. She works for a (Catholic) non-profit hospital and revenue has been down lately, causing them to make some changes. Among other things, they are looking at cutting some night shift staff (in departments like OR/Recovery where she works) and using dayshift to cover it as "call." Or, they may start floating nightshift to other departments when things are slow. And, they are cutting back on some benefits (like from now on nightshift will only get the night differential after 11:00 p.m., and they can't get the differential with vacation, etc.). Even though they have been touting "raises" for nursing staff to make the hospital more competetive, this effectively cuts her salary making it come out about even. Anyway, the Mrs. has been having a hard time of it anyway with juggling everything and not getting much sleep with our doesn't-seem-to-need-sleep baby. This is just pushing her over the edge emotionally. And it's making me push the upper edge of the Anxiety Meter. Please keep our situation in your prayers as we try to figure out what to do. Thanks.

On a lighter note, did any of you see the TAGS episode last night? It was the one where Emmett buys the mink coat for his wife. I always wondered why they had Mrs. Pendleton playing the role Aunt Bee should have (Bee isn't in the episode).

See y'all later.

Me-They

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47172: So sorry about your difficult situation, Me-They. I will most certainly pray for your family in all of this. I know what it's like to have a baby that doesn't sleep. Sean was like that and I lived in a zombie state for a year. God be with your wife and give strength and guidance.

Gotta run....it's that time of year!

Boo

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47173: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are doing well...hanging in...and prayers to all that need them.

Things have been hopin here in Chicager...no baby yet for Mrs Goober...but we're days away now...ya'll keep her in your prayers...she's a might nervous.

See all kind of Christmas type things popping up...I guess cause Thanksgiving is so early. I've even been hearing some Christmas type songs playing...heard one by the Isaacs called "the night before Christmas"...talks about how the night before Christmas...the world had no savior...something to think about...

Will check in...but ya'll be good...and let's start early with keeping Jesus the reason for the Season!

Goober...
YO!!!

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47174:
Hey Folks

Me-They Thanks for the Goldwater post, I'm sorry I missed it. I gave myself a timeout from the Porch. I hate to keep bringing up politics all the time and right after the election, I knew I wouldn't be able to help myself. As for your prayer request, it's already done.

Hey I have to run gang. Be back soon.

auh2o

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47175: Thanks, BOO. Gee whiz I seem to have to thank you an awful lot. Why do you have to run at this time of year? Don't you remembr Dr. Breen's sermon?

GOOBER: It's great to hear from you. I feel your anxiety, brother. It's such an exciting time awaiting the "big moment." You have my prayers that all goes well and smooth.

AUH2O: The way I figure it, if you post political commentary those that don't want to read them can just skip over and ignore them and the rest of us can see how scre...I mean smart...you are. But when you take timeouts, some of us are left with no one to correc...I mean banter...with. Hey, you ain't heavy, you're my brother. (Yuck, I hate "feelin' groovy" kinda 60s music. Does that mean I'm a bad person?)

Me-They
"Are you being obtuse? I hate it when you get obtuse."

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47176: Also, if you insist on not posting, AUH2O, I may be forced to start posting quotes from SEan Hannity and Ann Coulter. And in the interest of equal time, I'll then have to post quotes by Howard Dean and Jesse Jackson. And that won't be pretty.

You have been warned.

Me-They

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47177: Man, this place is not happenin' today. I'm headed to the Blue View...

Have a great weekend!

Me-They

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47178: MT and all porchsters in need ,your in my prayers
MAYBERRY DEPUTY

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47179: How deeeeeeee! everyone Mayor Stoner ! Ed Stoner S.T.O. N.E. R. Oh well I just stopped by to see whats up for the Saturday night social. Any ideas for the holidays?

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47180: Hey Goober,Rev take some stew home for tomorrows lunch,hey fg,MD,m-t,auh20 and all...Miss Sherry and I are off to the movies,dont know what we are gona see.....got to work in the morning...will bring yall some snacks from the movies....prayers.......SPOT

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47181: Thanks MDC - mine went out today. The school I work at in the mornings sent out about 40 boxes to different soldiers. . .so I combine my efforts with theirs. My assistants also put a little bit into the box as well. I can't wait until they find the Christmas Little Debbies!!

Well - had my second round of tests this morning. I had an MRI on my head region to see if I did indeed have a brain. No strokes, lesions or tumors but inflammation in the middle ear and mastoid bone on the left side. So today it was a round of CatScans. I have a little difficulty concentrating, dizziness (yes, Asa, I know I am dizzy!) and being sick to my stomach and also, I have trouble keeping my balance walking. So - I see the neurologist again on Monday. I told my sons that I only had half of a brain and that I lost the other half when I had children. They laughed and then went, ah mom!

Spot - I really like Reese Pieces. . could I have some from the movies please!

Take care of each other. . .

homemaker

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47182:
Boo-It was 85 here in Phoenix today and a "high pollution alert" day too. Man i dont think it will EVER cool off here! That 38 sounds great.
Prayers continue for all.
Good to see GOOBER and Mayberry DEPUTY!
Homeaker, hope all the testing shows what is up with your head!
SPOT- hope you had a good time.
When my wife and I were first married, she wanted to do Thanksgiving dinner for both set of folks and a couple of aunts. The thawing of the bird went fine, but when she went to transfer it to the roasting pan, it slipped from her hands and went sliding across the floor. It was so funny. Well, we washed it off and cooked it! We figured all the germs would cook away! ha In 30 years we have never told any of them! Well,have a great weekend making your preparations. Fill the house with those wonderful memory-making aromas ans wonderful mayberry friends!
God bless,
MDC


November 17, 2006 - Msg 47183: Prayer for you homemaker, that the doctors can find the problem and correct it for you.

You are welcome, Me-They. I can't believe a peacenik like you doesn't like groovy 60's music. I love it (alot of it anyways). I don't care for Jefferson Airplane stuff. That woman who sings lead is has one weird voice! To answer your question, it's just a busy time of years for women. Thanksgiving planning and shopping (I got my turkeys today...one for roasting, one for frying). Since we will be going to Colorado the 9th I have to get the Christmas shopping done early for the kids, buy them some warm things, etc...just alot of things on top of my already busy schedule.

Took the kids to see the movie "Happy Feet" tonight (the one about the penguins). I think it was pretty strange but entertaining.

Kitchen duties are calling...

Over and under,
Boo


November 17, 2006 - Msg 47184: Oh hey, MDC, we were posting at the same time. I wish I could send you some of this cool weather. It's no fun having hot weather so close to Thanksgiving. Cute story about the turkey!

Boo

November 17, 2006 - Msg 47185: I wish I had some funny Thanksgiving story to share. Every year I tell the same one about my nurse friend who put an IV in her turkey...I'm tired of telling that one. How about the rest of you? Any funny or interesting Thanksgiving stories?

Boo

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47186: Well, it's morning now and I'm still the only one here just enjoying my coffee. I guess everyone else is busy. Seems there hasn't been as much action around here lately..to be expected this time of year but I miss the conversation and most of all the moulage!

I was out on the five acres the other day pulling tags of the trees (those bright orange strips of plastic you tag trees with...ya'll know what I'm talking about? We tagged the trees we wanted to keep), anyway, I only covered about 2 acres and counted 260-something trees and that was about half of what's on the entire 5. That's absurd, we are going to have to take more of them out or it will be impossible to take care of the place. Can you guys imagine using a weed-eater on 500 trees? Never! So yesterday, Bruce started taking some out with his tractor and I hated it. I can't stand to see a perfectly healthy tree killed so I am staying away from there today. The problem is that even thought there are alot of trees, many of them are still small so there are not alot of big, nice ones out there. I'm going to take some digital photos out there and send them to Ro so you all can see what I mean.

Well, gotta get pick up Sean from a friend's house. They had a birthday party sleep-over and bonfire last night. Hope nobody was injured, ha!

Boo

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47187: Hey gang lets meet and eat Mexican for lunch!...SPOT

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47188: I think SPOT has a good complusion! Feeling better thanks to some very expensive anti nausea medicine. I am allergic to the cheap stuff, as it sets of muscle spasms and dyskinesia. (uncontrollable movements in my limbs) They say its just the flu and it takes 7-10 days to go away. Today is day 7 so I am hoping better days are just around the corner. I have NEVER had the flu like this. Its awful!
Feeling better tho!
fun girl


November 18, 2006 - Msg 47189: that should have been FOOD complusion


November 18, 2006 - Msg 47190: As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

hm

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47191: Hahahaha! homemaker, that's one of my favorite TV lines - from WKRP, which in my opinion was an excellent show and a bit ahead of its time. Good one!

I have a confession - about the time we started the package-for-soldiers project, my SS class began a similar one, and I just jumped on that bandwagon. Don't mean to be a deserter, but I live with those people! Hope you understand.

Boo, please don't tell me you're going to try to make a 5-acre manicured lawn! Girl, are you feeling okay? With five acres, I'd fence off a designated area for lawn around the house, and let the rest be more natural. Mow it now and then if you must, but weed-eat? Argh! Even better, get a couple of goats. They'll keep it mowed neatly for you, and will even prune the underside of the trees! If there are coyote concerns, get a burro as well. Instant coyote-repellent. Then if you're interested in promoting larger trees, just watch it for a couple of years and occasionally remove anything that isn't growing well or looks sickly. The others will grow better.

Well, gotta run. I must attend a visitation being held in memory of a friend who passed a few weeks ago. There was no funeral, and his wife is just holding this visitation out of respect, and to allow his friends (what few there may be) to gather and remember him. It's a long, sad story, and I have to say that it may be the beginning of a new, real life for his widow. The past 15-20 years have been very difficult for her. So sad.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47192: Hey all...been busy here at work....keeping the lights on..hey Romeena,boo,hm we need to get us one of those flying trukeys!....tonight its country fried steak and gravy,greenbeans,corn on the cob,turnip greens,cornbread,little green onions,sweet tea and for sure Big Maude slaw!..SPOT

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47193: Hey Y'all! I am one tired possum! Been busy doing something I should've done months ago- we bought new living room furniture and now there's a love seat in the spot where I always put my Christmas tree! The only option I had was to move my computer into a spare( read "junk") room. Y'all should've seen that room- looked like a bomb went off! I've been working at it a bit each day and I am almost finished! Just have to move the computer into the room,then I can put my tree up after Thanksgiving! Yippee!
Fun girl, you are having a time of it,ain't ya? Sending get well wishes to you-hope soon you'll be running around like a scamp stealing apples from Mr. McCabe's orchard with homemaker! Hope you feel better too,hm!
Love to all!
*****SMILES*****
possum under a rock


November 18, 2006 - Msg 47194:
Hey to Possum.
more in a bit.
MDC

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47195:
So BOO, ya want a moulage, well ok then. Let's see you females of the species just try to get into the "Golden door of Good fellowship!" haha
Shoot, even Howard had a hard time, ha
(password is 'geronimo")
You mean you didnt once sing thru White Rabbit?
"go ask Alice when she's ten feet tall..."
There ya go, two good moulages. Maybe that peacenik me they or that John bircher, AUh20, will chime in!! ha I'm cruisin for a bruisin on this here porch! (:
Well, I gotta pull out all my Christmas decor from storage. I'll send a pix to Romeena.
Spot, maybe you could send in one of your crosses.
Prayers for colt, troops, and all you great folks.
Wheres MARY wiggins, go Michigan!
MDC


November 18, 2006 - Msg 47196:
ha, spot, that, of course, is a PIX of one of...
mdc

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47197: Hey, don't try to keep US out of the Golden Door of Fellowship! hehe

Ro, actually, 2 acres will be fenced for animals and 3 will have the house, barn, garden, etc. Bruce can mow those 3 acres pretty easily with his tractor and is going to buy a riding mower that mows easily around trees. He will probably abandon the idea of using a weed-eater except near the house. The first thing I am getting after the well is dug and the fence finished is a donkey, then some goats.

Gotta go prepare for my Sunday school lesson. Tomorrow is a busy day. We also have our annual Thanksgiving feast at the church tomorrow evening. It's my favorite church celebration because after we eat, we have an informal service with singing and folks talk about things they are thankful. I love it!

Talk to you all later,

Boo

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47198: Howdy, all. Been a while.

Thanks for that article about grapes/raisins and dogs, Horatio. My yellow lab loves a few white grapes, but you can bet she won't ever get them again! She's never shown any ill effects from them, but I'm not taking the chance. She's another of my 'pound puppies,' only she wasn't a puppy when we got her. She'd just given birth to a litter of puppies - her 3rd. Her owners got tired of her getting pregnant so they took her puppies away and took her to the pound to be put down. There's just no explaining some humans. My daughter picked her out just 20 some-odd hours before she was to be euthanized and she's been with us for 3 years this month. A sweeter dog never drew breath. First thing we did was get her spayed! She's an indoor dog - doesn't like to be out of our sight for too long. She sleeps and sheds just about anywhere she wants, but she's been through so much, I think she deserves it. Oh, and she doesn't cower anymore when someone reaches out a hand to pet her, bless her heart.

My dad used to keep his 5 acres mowed and manicured himself but now he pays someone to do it for him - to the tune of $400 a month! I told him I wish we lived there; I'd give him a discount! heehee

Fungirl, keeping you in my prayers, as well as all needing them right now.

I love that good ol' '60s music.. my favorite decade, music-wise, anyway.

Got all the stuff for my Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn casserole, peas, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, yeast rolls, deviled eggs, cream cheese stuffed olives, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. I'll be 3 axe handles wide by week's end.

Love to all!

~Dež~

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November 18, 2006 - Msg 47199: Well, as I live and breathe! Dež, where on earth have you been?? We've missed you around here! It's good to hear from you. How are the twins?

No explaining some humans, is right! My daughter has a yellow lab, a pound rescue, also just hours from death (had been on death row for three days, reprieved by a kind-hearted tech who refused to do the deed, but was going to lose his job if he didn't). She also had just had puppies, "undercarriage" was still almost dragging the ground. She had been picked up as a stray, no idea where she came from or where the puppies were. Anyway, my daughter got her, she is now spayed and the sweetest old thing you ever saw. Why on earth do people just keep letting their dog or cat reproduce, and blame the poor animal for it? Some people are just dumber than a box of rocks.

MDC, I'd love to put your Christmas pictures in the album, and Spot, how about a picture of your crosses? Anybody else who wants to send Christmas pix, please feel free. Tom, I received the pictures you sent, will get them scanned in and posted, probably tomorrow. Too tired to crank up the scanner tonight, I'm headed for the ironing board. Gotta get up early for SS and preaching tomorrow.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 18, 2006 - Msg 47200: Great to hear from you, Ro! The twins are doing great. Can you believe they're 15 now?? haha You remember when they started kindergarten!

"Dumber than a box of rocks" is spot-on. I couldn't have said it better. Bless that tech who refused to put down your daughter's lab, and bless your daughter for taking her in. Mine, too, must have just had the puppies, as her "undercarriage" (good term!) was dragging, too. I can't imagine what she was feeling - first losing the only family she knew, having her puppies taken away, then being put into a cage. As an almost macabre aside, the former owners took the time to mention that she "loves to play ball." Well, sure enough, she does. She's added a lot to our lives.

~Dež~

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November 18, 2006 - Msg 47201: I forgot to say HI!! to the Plum!!

~Dež~


November 18, 2006 - Msg 47202:
Hello porch....it's after midnight here but wanted to check in real quick.

fun girl....pray that you're on the "up-swing" now.

Boo...good luck with your yard.

Not many folks around here today. The porch is kinda empty.

Spot...Sunday is the big day for the CUP. I'll have a bunch of snacks and sodas so come on over.
MDC...you be sure to come over too.

Better get to bed. Everyone be blessed and have a Jesus filled night. Prayers for you all!
-REV.

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47203: Happy Sunday an good sabbath to the porch! Haven't been around the last coupla days, I've been awful sick...fungirl, I hope you're feeling better. This is no fun. They can't even say if it's from chemo or the flu.....sheesh, doctors! Hey to Boo, Ro, MDC, MT, Spot, Rev., Goober, homemaker and all.
Millie

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47204: I will be there Rev...good Sunday all...back at work till 6 pm..Millie girl hope you feel better..12th or better for Jimmy and the cup is his...hey Des!..MDC the Crosses will be up this week...will send a pic for sure to Romeena...they look so good on a dark night...possum happy cleaning!..im off tomorrow and gona have a leaf blowing day I guess....well lets have a quick breakfast: sausage and bisquits and coffee....well let me get settled in hee at work...SPOT the"talking dog" of this here porch!

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47205: Good Sabbath porch.
Hey Des, so good to see you here. It has been a while. Hope all is well.
Can you imagine a worse job than working at an animal shelter and being the one who has to do the "deed". I couldn't do it.
Homemaker, sorry your ailing, really I am. I hope you get feeling better soon. I am sorry I have not been able to particapate in your Soldier program, but like others, I am involved in something simular through a local group here. You are a good soul for doing it.
Thanks for breakfast Spot. I was hungrier than an old buzzard.
Mille, how are you feeling these days. I hope you are well.
Boo, I envy you being on 5 acres. That would be nice. My house sits on one acre, and my other sits on one acre. I wouldn't mind having just one house, but having it sit right in the middle of the two acres. I do like my elbow room.
Rev, did your friend in the hospital make out ok?
Whenever I hear about someone being in the hospital I think of my parents (who are from England). The say sos and so is in hospital insted of in the hospital. And then of course they don't say the "h" so it come out "ospital".
Friends here used to tease them about that but they would respond with this. "Do you say so and so is in jail, or in the jail?" So if someone is in jail, why are they not in ospital? Makes ya think! LOL
Hope you all have a restful Sabbath.

Asa

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47206: Wow! Asa, I had always thought the phrase "in hospital" rather quirky, and now you've gone and made me realize that it's no different than saying "in jail". Shazam! I'd never thought of it that way. Thanks, friend.

Millie, bless your brave little heart. I'm praying for you, love. May the good Lord touch you and heal you in a wonderful way, and if that healing is to come by means of these treatments, then may He give you the strength and resolve to endure the misery that I know they bring.

fun girl, and all who are ill right now, get well quick! That old flu bug is a mean one. Get plenty of rest, drink liquids (if they'll stay down) and stay out of the cold weather. Do get a bit of fresh air when you can, though, just wrap up warm.

Well, time to get dressed for preaching. Should I wear earrings, or not? Asa, what do you think?

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47207: Well lets wear them and if no on else is we can sneak off in the bushes and take then off.:)

Asa

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47208: Asa you and Romeena sneaking off in the bushes....hee hee....LUNCH MENU:Meet after Church and everyone bring a plate. I will bring the MEAT!..A Sunday oven roast with taters....slow cooked and basted....SPOT

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47209: Spot, I would think that you'd be less concerned about me and Asa sneaking off into the bushes, and more concerned about the fact that he's considering wearing earrings! --Romeena

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47210: You know, nature never ceases to amaze me. As I sat here at my window a few minutes ago, looking out on the things that are blooming in my yard, here in mid-November, I suddenly realized that I was looking at two bloom stalks on iris, with fat buds on the ends. They'll bloom in three or four days. They're some I planted in early September, and they're about to bloom! I didn't expect anything until spring. Poor things, I guess they're confused, but I'm surely going to enjoy them. What fun! --Romeena

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47211: Hee Hee ..Asa with clip on"s...hey Ro...MDC,MD,Goober,Mav meet me at Rev"s he is having a race party.....SPOT

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47212: test


November 19, 2006 - Msg 47213:
Funny, when i opened the site today, it stopped at the 16th, then after i typed "test" it jumped to current posts! hmmmmm
Well, God bless ya all on this Sabbath day.
MDC
Briscoe: You like Salty Dog?
Andy: Yea boy
Charlene: Honey, let me be your salty dog..."

November 19, 2006 - Msg 47214:
OK ASA....what's up with the clips? Got me wondering now. Ro, keep an eye on him.

Spot...Good race today. Jimmy held on. Matt tried but fell a little short.
And the Colts lost their first one to the Cowboys out in Boo & Ro's stompin ground.

ASA...you asked about my friend; he is still not responding but we are still praying/believing.
Never thought about what you said concerning "in the hospital" or "in jail". ha

Millie....continued prayers for you my dear friend. Hope you know that you are so special to us!

fun girl...are you feeling better today?

Prayers for you all.
-REV.

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47215: Midnight snack.....rice crispies bars and apple juice.....anybody up rocking?
Millie

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47216: Good morning everyone. I guess I'm the early bird today. But I suppose all is forgiven since I am on the East Coast.

I hope that you all had a nice weekend. I spent mine raking leaves. It was a great anxiety reliever. Thanks for keeping our situation in your prayers.

MILLIE: Your health is always in my prayers. Sorry I missed the rice cripsie bars last night.

BOO: Tree-hugger!

Naw, 60s music doesn't hold much for me. I was born in 1966, so the music that really made an impression on me was mid to late-70s/early 80s stuff. I have come to appreciate a lot of 50s music and have always liked 30s and 40s jazz and swing, big band stuff, though. I suppose my big problem with a lot of 1960s music is that it tries so hard to be self-important and serious. To me, secular music is entertainment; I don't like too much sermonizing. And the singer-songwriter thing almost ruined music. Who says just because you can write songs you can sing? And just because you can't write song doesn't mean you can't. Remember Sinatra and Karen Carpenter? (Sorry, BOO.) Someone should have told Bob Dylan to stick to writing...

Grace Slick's voice doesn't tickle me much, either, BOO. She actually doesn't sing songs as much as sing words, if you know what I mean. Her voice is very harsh.

Well, I wish you all a very Mayberry day! I'm headed down to the fillin' station for a Nectarine Crush--wanna come?

Me-They

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47217: Yep, that's me...Tree-hugger! I know what you mean about some of those voices in the 60's, but doesn't Grace Slick have such a groovy name? I was born in 62 so I remember a bit more of the music than you probably do. I also had much older brothers and an older sister so I heard ALOT of the 60's rock. My first memory of music (I have mentioned this before, I think), is the Rolling Stones singing Satisfaction. My brothers used to play it and get me to dance, holding on to the coffee table, that's how little I was but I remember it. I also have a home movie of myself at age 2 doing the twist in a diaper, so cute! Anyway, most of my early memories are of the British bands or the Monkees. Beatles tunes are my favorites since early childhood. Oh, hey, one of those old Goodyear Christmas albums I got off ebay has the Carpenters singing, Merry Christmas Darling and I like it, imagine that! I also liked Carol King but not Janis Joplin.

Well, I loaded a few more pics on my computer so I will email some to Ro today to put on her site...

LOTS to do so better get moving. Have to take everyone for haircuts (including my mother) and then home to clean out the refrigerator, ugh! Then laundry (what's new?)..need shorts, Me-They? Bring the whole family's. I have to wash all the white table cloths from the church Thanksgiving feast, too!! I was the last one out of the church last night and there they were in a big pile waiting for someone to take them home, sheesh.

Boo

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47218: ...the whole family's clothes that it, not shorts!

Let's go for that Orange Crush before I start working...

Boo

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47219: There's two kind of parishioners, BOO, the quick and the dead :). Just don't wash my shorts with those tablecloths.

I loved that Monkees tv show as a kid. Carole KIng is okay, but I think technically speaking she's more 1970s. She was mostly a songwriter in the 60s and really hit it big with "Tapestry" in 1972.

Me-They

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47220: About Carole King... "hit it big" as a singer, that is.

M-T

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47221: Yes, you're right, I forgot about Tapestry being in the 70's. I loved that record.

Good quote about parishioners...

Boo

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47222: Good afternoon, everyone. Another beautiful day here, a "fall-ish" kind of day. Cool, not cold, leaves turning (and falling in my fishpond) squirrels so very busy storing up food (in my flowerbeds), and little critters scouting out possible shelter sites. Last night I walked through the yard and inadvertently scared up a whole flock of little sparrows who had tucked themselves into a shrub beneath my window. Didn't mean to frighten the little guys. I hope they came back after I went inside. It's a good, sheltered place on the south side of the house, some radiant heat, I would think, from the brick wall behind the bush, and protected from the wind. Also close enough to the house and windows that cats might tend to leave them alone. Nature is just fascinating.

Tom, I got your pictures scanned and entered in the album. You'll find them there, and I'll mail the prints back to you tomorrow. Big Maude, when I opened the scanner, I found your picture there. Would you like it returned? I have a bad habit of leaving the last picture on the bed of the scanner. Senior moment, I guess.

I have always felt blessed, born in 1939, grew up in the 40's, teenager in the 50's - what wonderful times. We had great music!! The 40's, of course, were the WWII years, but it was a time of solidarity in the country, and even the children felt it. There was a thrill in seeing the billboards - "Uncle Sam Wants You!" - and knowing that uncles and older cousins had answered that call. The newsreels at the movies, with film from the war, always brought a wave of patriotic pride. It was a different time, and America was a different place.
Colt, (or Buckeye) would remember. Sure wish he'd get better and come back to the porch. Anybody heard from him?

Well, gotta get ready to go to work. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47223: Hey, ROMEENA. Now, with the magic they can do to clean up old recording, lots of those old big band tunes can be found on CD never sounding better. There are some great collections out there.

I, too, wish we'd hear from COLT. I really miss our beloved mayor.

Just when you think you'd heard it all when it comes to mistreatment of pets, check this out: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15816158/GT1=8717. Truly disgusting.

I sure am glad that Fox has decided not to broadcast the O.J. interview. Talk about pathetic. The only halfway good thing that comes from him writing that book is that all those people who have been crying all these years how he was railroaded can finally wake up to reality.

Well, that does it for another day. See ya'll tomorrow. APB for IDELLE, LUCY, DIXIE, MAUDE, HORATIO, AUH2O, TOM, and anyone else who hasn't been around for a few days or weeks.

Me-They

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47224: Oh, my gosh. That's just terrible. I cannot imagine such a thing. I think the wearing of fur of any kind is disgusting, but dog and cat fur? Please! It's not like we live on the tundra, with nothing to keep us warm but fur. With all the synthetic furs and the fabrics that are available, there's just no excuse for wearing an animal's skin anymore. Yes, I wear leather shoes, but the cow is killed for food, and the hide is a by-product. The killing of a companion animal, or any other, just for the sake of its fur is reprehensible.

I just saw Leonard Nimoy on TVLand, saying that he was not the first choice to play Mr. Spock. He says the first choice was George Lindsey. Can you imagine our dear Goober with pointy ears and upswept eyebrows, spouting off about logic? What a picture!

Well, gotta get ready for work. Tonight and tomorrow night, then I'm off until next Monday. Will stop by if I can. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47225:
Goober as Spock, isnt that an oxymoran?? ha
I tried calling mrs colt this past weekend, but no answer. Will keep trying as i dont even have an address for him now.
DON'T foget WEAVERS for your Christmas shopping!! ( a totally unsolicited announcement) Sales keep the porch going ya know.
BOO_ Have you seen the new sonic commercial for Chili cheese wraps? You'd love it.
Great race! great game saturday too.
Please pray for our soldiers as we approch Thanksgiving. maybe W will surprise them with a visit again.
Hey to Lucy, asa, Sterling, spot and all!
Get Christmas pix to RO.
(Ro- please email me your address again, sorry!)
MDC

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47226: I'm home from DC, (finally) & wanted to check in. I see Des (can't get the squiggly thing to work on the laptop) has checked in. Had a REALLY busy weekend this time, Sat before Thanksgiving, always busy. Had a great time with Jake, he spent the whole time with me. I'm thinking it might be because I let him drive, not necessarily because he wanted to be with his Mama. teehee Ya'll be good & I'll check in later.
*Mavis

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47227: Hello everyone!

It has been a while for me, as usual. I hope everyone has been doing well. I suppose everyone is getting ready for Turkey Day. I am working on it. I was gone all day, working and Wal Mart..so it didnt leave much time for house work once the kids got home. I wish I could shut part of my house off, but dont think that will happen when I have over 30 people coming.
Oh well, hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Idelle

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47228: Hello everyone. Hope all is well.

MDC, guess were kind of out of touch now, but Im still watching The Dick Van Dyke Show! Just started season 3.

Millie, how on earth are you?

BWB, hey to ya!

Boo, how are the kids these days?

Mavis, how's Plum doing?

Guess I've loaded you guy's with enough question's for one day! Take care.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47229: test

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47230: test

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47231: And hey to everyone else!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47232: Hey gang!CWF,Asa,Boo,Ro,lucyhmRev,Tom,Idell,Millie,MDC,Goober,MD,mil,skippy and all........gosh Big Maude ya fed this bunch?.......breakfast will be on at Huddle House!.......anything ya want...behave Asa....SPOT

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47233: yall want yall"s bacon "crisp" ?.....hashbrowns scattered,smotherd,covered and chunked!....SPOT

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47234: Mmmmm SPOT, I haven't had hashbrowns for awhile! Can you smother some melted cheese on mine?

Have a good sleep everyone.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

November 20, 2006 - Msg 47235: Hey Warren, where ya been? The kids are doing well, very kind of you to ask. If you want to know how Plum is doing, you are going to have to ask Romeena instead of Mavis, though...hehe. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Are you making a pie?

Yes, MDC, I have seen that commercial about the, "Manatite". Those guys are a crack-up.

Welcome home, Mavis, glad you spend some quality time with Jake.

Who would want to wear dog fur?! How stupid.

Well, got alot done today. It took me all day to do those table cloths from the church dinner! They were all big, white, round cloths that had to be spot-treated and washed and then I couldn't figure out how to fold the things! What on earth is the proper way to fold a round table cloth?

I need some advice from some of you smart folks. As you know, I am teaching 5th and 6th graders in sunday school and lately we have had about 12 students (2 girls and 10 or more boys). The kids have been very rude and disruptive for the last few months and nothing I do seems to help. It is really 3 of the kids that cause most of the trouble but they kind of get the others going. The biggest problem is a 12 yr old girl that is very spoiled at home and she just has to be the center of attention. Her brother who is a year younger is not much better. I don't know if there is a problem at home but it sounds like they are just very spoiled and there is a real lack of discipline in the home. I also have a boy in the class who is pretty severely ADHD and is on Ritalin. He is constantly disrupting the class. I know that his mom sometimes forgets to give him his medicine but either way, he is very difficult. I (and my assistant in the class) are getting pretty frustrated with the situation. I have told the SS director and the pastor but nobody is really offering any help. I would welcome any advice...

Boo