March 14, 2007 - Msg 50421:
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50422:
At least I swept with something healthy. Y'all have a great evening.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50423:
Romeena, tonight the butterbeans are cooked with side meat. I like ham hocks better, but Food Lion was out. The corn on the cob looks good though.
Miller is NOT knee deep in school work, he's enjoying this nice weather, playing outside with his friends. We have about 25 kids on our block(about 10 or 11 houses) so they are getting some exercise and sunshine. It's nice and quiet here this afternoon.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50424:
oh, yeah, where is BOO? Yoo hoo, Boo, come out come out where ever you are.
I had such a nice time chatting at Sarah's last night. There were 5 of us there! It was quite a party....dancing, food and drink, jokes. A good time was had by all. I hope we can do it again soon. I have to sit up at the restaurant tonight til 1, so I'll bring my computer in case anyone wants to chat. See ya!
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50425:
I'm here Millie...just been a full day. Not sure if I'll be able to chat tonight but maybe after everyone goes to bed.
I need to catch up on yesterday and today's posts but can't yet...just wanted to check in.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50426:
Hey, Boo! Glad everything is ok.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50427:
Hi, Booand Millie. Just passin' by on my way to work. Yuck. Tonight and tomorrow night, then three off. --Romeena
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50428:
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50429:
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50430:
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50431:
Hello porch family. Another great day here on the porch.
Thanks for sweeping up for us M-T.
Hey pappa bear....so good to see ya brother.
Millie....I'll take a bowl of those butterbeans. Sure sounds good.
Well praying for all the needs here and everyone have a great night. Remember that Jesus loves us all so much.....be sure to tell someone.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50432:
Hey Rev! Poor Horatio was telling us last night at Sarah's how much he enjoys your music....what is your website address again? I want to get me some of them cd's!
Have some more butterbeans! I made a passel of it.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50433:
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50434:
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50435:
I haven't been posting as much because I keep losing posts when I try. I guess it must be my computer.
Been one of the those stressful days with the kids, parents and husband...maybe I'm the problem...I seem to be the common denominator.
Let me see if this will post...
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50436:
Nice test there Msg 50434. :)
I think I've fixed our "guestbook" visitor we were having. Please let me know if it continues.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50437:
I'm off to bed...good to see you posting, Boo. -Floyd
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50438:
Hey, it worked. Really feeling the stress of living with my parents and having both kids at home, ha! Anyway, how is the weather in the rest of the country? It's really humid and foggy here tonight, and about 6o degrees.
Just got the kids bathed and in bed so I have a minute to myself. Sean has been compaining of an earache and I put some drops in and gave him some Advil...sure hope he sleeps tonight. I have been up the past 2 nights with the terrible thunderstorms and hail we have had here in Texas. Now that the rain has stopped, we are looking forward to the Texas-sized mosquitos!
Hope ya'll have a good sleep.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50439:
Hey there Floyd, thanks! Hope you have a blessed night.
March 14, 2007 - Msg 50440:
Good to see pappa bear, tom, sterling and all.
Anyone seen MAVIS lately!?
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50441:
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50442:
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50443:
Morning Dears. Hope you are well this morning.
Boo, sorry you had such a bad couple of days. Your in a very stressful situation with looking after parents and all. I applaude what you do. I guess you just need to pace yourself and know there will be days like that every now and again. But taking care of parents is a kind and wonderful thing you are doing that too many children fail to do. I know you will be blessed for your efforts. It's not easy, but worthwhile pursuits seldom are. Hang in there.
The weather here is just wonderful. Near 70 yesterday, sunny, light breeze. Well perfect is what it is!
We have an early flight tomorrow morning. Thanks for your prayers for a safe trip. You folks are the best.
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50444:
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50445:
Thanks Floyd...Asa you be careful...at work ..back in a bit SPOT
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50446:
Thanks ASA, I'm sure things will be better today and you are right, there will be tough days but they are not all that way. I appreciate the encouragement. Hope you have a safe trip.
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50447:
They're baa-aack! I'll let Floyd know. I'll bet he gets tired of nonsense like this. --Romeena
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50448:
Good morning everyone. Just a minute, so not much time to chit chat (Lydia would be pleased).
BOO: If you have been losing your posts, try this: before you hit the "post" button, copy your post. That way, if it get's lost, you can paste it and try again. Just a thought.
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50449:
Be careful Asa on your trip - I will pray for you and will save you some meatballs until you get back. I know how you love my meatballs!
Boo - sick kids are never much fun! I hope Sean is feeling better soon. And I think it is wonderful that you have tenacity to take care and live with your parents. They raised you right! I remember my grandmother living with us for a time when I was younger. Unfortunately for me, it was not a very happy time. My grandmother was not the most pleasant person to be around. She always considered me a spy. But she was old and in the beginning stages of senility. . .that is what I remember about her.
It is raining here - the temp dropped about 25-30 degrees as a cold front went by. We are in the 30's right now. . .yesterday's 70 was much better.
Well - need to do something!
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50450:
I understand, hm! I am having a tough time with dad but at least they can still take care of their own basic needs at this point so I really don't have to do that much for them. The biggest struggle is just their emotional needs. They are much like children now.
Me-They, I don't know how to copy (no kidding, I really don't).
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50451:
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50452:
Boo, just highlight the part you want to copy(you know, run your cursor over it as you hold down the left mouse button), then hit CTRL and C at the same time. Then, put your cursor where you want to copy your post to, and hit CTRL and V, and voila, it will show up. Try it. It's very easy.
Wow, you know my last post where I said that spring had sprung? Well, just disregard that one. I took my bike out today to go to the post office and was greeted by freezing temps again, and all the puddles where the ice had melted had a fine layer of ice on top already.
What a mean trick! What a mean trick! ;)
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50453:
Good morning Asa,Spot,Boo,Romeena,Me-They,hm,Sterling and all! The sun is shining today! Rejoice!
I have situation. Looking for suggestions. As you know, we have a new Yorkie (3 pounds at this point). My sister lives an hour away and we only see them 2 or 3 times a month. She has 2 boys ages 8 and 6. They are ALL BOY and I love them dearly but they are too rough with Hershey. The youngest one is VERY unpredicable. He would just as soon kick the poor dog as look at him if he gets in the way. My sis left a message on my machine earlier and said that she and the boys are coming this afternoon. I haven't called her back because at this point with Hershey so small, I don't want the boys to be around him. I don't want to cause hard feelings but I'm at a loss as how to handle this. My sister is very defensive of the boys. I guess we all are when it comes to our children. Help!
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50454:
Hey sterling old bud!and miss peggy and all...lunch will be olive garden on miss peggy...i will get the tip ...SPOT
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50455:
You are correct to be concerned, MISS PEGGY. Our Yorkie was about 7 lbs. and I know from experienced that a dog that small around rambunctious boys is not a great mix. Of course the dog will want to bee around the kids, but the kids won't always be aware of the dog. I can see him being stepped on even if the boys were trying. As you say, though, you can't trust at least one of them to behave.
Can you lock up the dog while they visit (if the visit won't be too long)? Or explain to your sister that it's not just her boys, but boys (or kids) in general. She should understand if you approach it lovingly. If she doesn't, that's not your problem.
I'll have unlimited soup and salad, please. Oh, and bread sticks, of course...
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50456:
BOO: You can do as STERLING suggests, or you can highlight the text, go to "edit" across the top of your screen and then click on "copy." Then you can click on "paste" wherever you want to put it. Until you shut down the machine or copy something else, your computer will be able to repaste the text. I know you're ept.
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50457:
I'll be glad to pick up the tab for lunch. Love those bread sticks!
Me-They, thanks for your input. Since I last posted, my sister has called and left another message. Can't keep putting her off. Believe me, she would be offended if I tried to keep Hershey away from the boys. I'm afraid it's a no win situation. Got to figure out something soon...
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50458:
Thanks Miss Peggy....I will grill steaks for all tonight....SPOT
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50459:
Well, I could think of alot of things to do if I believed in lying (ie, crate him and tell them he has been sick this morning..) but I think honesty is always the best policy in these matters. You should be able to express your concerns to your sister. Maybe she wouldn't be as offended as you think and when it comes to people in our lives who are easily offended, they never learn otherwise if we constantly sheild them at our own (or others expense). If you are loving and honest, her response is her concern not yours. Protect that little puppy. I believe that is your first responsibility. I know from expereince that trying to tip-toe around people's feelings is just putting off something you will have to deal with at a later time....AND, the sooner you begin to be frank with folks, the easier it becomes the next time. Just my two cents, whatever it's worth.
Thanks for the instructions, guys...
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50460:
I cleaned up some....I can't do much from work. I'll check it tonight from home to try and block them --Floyd
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50461:
Hi gang. Hope all are a ok.
Prayers continue for you and yours.
Hope i can slow down a bit and set for a spell.
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50462:
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50463:
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50464:
Now seriously, folks, this is getting ridiculous. I'm beginning to believe Hazel's theory is right; one or two people keep posting to try to annoy us. I'll let Floyd know it's back.
Hey Spot, you mentioned something about grilling steaks? Medium rare, please. I'm starved!
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50465:
Good afternoon, everyone. On my way to work, but wanted to check in. Miss Peggy, I had a somewhat similar situation years ago, and I found that it often helps if you can appear to be shielding the offender. Example: "Sister, I have put Hershey away, because I know he'll want to be right in the middle of the kids' play, but he's so small and vulnerable, that we'd have to be constantly after the kids to be careful of him. They'd have to limit their play and that wouldn't be fair. Then of course if the worst happened and Hershey got hurt, the kids and you would feel just terrible, and I don't want any of you subjected to that. At some point, I'll bring him out and he can sit in my lap while the kids get in a little quiet time with him." I used a little speech much like that, and it worked. I don't understand people who can't or won't teach their children respect and compassion for small creatures, but folks like that are all around us. We just have to find a way to handle them. Know this, however. You are under absolutely no obligation to sacrifice your pet, or compromise his safety, just to avoid hurting your sister's feelings. She does, however, have an obligation to respect your feelings and preferences in your own home.
Well, so there! Now I'm off to work. Sugarplum (who has on occasion been shut in the bedroom for her own protection) says hey! --Romeena
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50466:
Very well put, Romeena, and good advice. You are so wise.
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50467:
One more thing, Miss Peggy. It might be a better idea to have Hershey out at the beginning of the visit - in your lap - and let the kids pet him. Then give you little speech and put him away. If you don't do it that way, the kids will spend the whole time trying to find ways to liberate him. Let them get bored with sitting on the floor petting a dog that's held firmly in your lap, then put him away. --Romeena
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50468:
Not so much wise, Millie, as just old and the veteran of many travels, often over roads that weren't paved. --Romeena
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50469:
Sorry, but I don't have the imagination OR energy to come up with all that diplomacy like Ro. ha! I think that I have had so many folks in my life that are "high maintenance" that I am just burned out in many ways. I still love them but am tired.
My sister is here and we are going to go to the Home Depot to pick out some new tile for dad's bathroom...nothing has been done to it since 1970..
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50470:
Thanks Boo and Romeena for the advice. As it turned out, they weren't able to come today. But the next time will come soon. I hope I don't sound too terrible! I love my sister and nephews so much, it's just that sometimes things get "sticky". Will use that good advice for the next visit!
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50471:
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50472:
Hello porch family. Just a quick check in.
Boo...you hang in there. Praying for you!
Safe travels Asa. Our prayers are with you.
Millie...My web site is rockymorrismusic
Spot...man those steaks were great. Thanks bro!
You all have a great night and know that you folks are in my heart and prayers.
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50473:
hi all.Asa,I understand your feeling about the weather.We had about 2 days of really nice weather[in the 70's],and,today,it started snowing!no accumulation,but,it sure did dash my hopes of taking a bike ride!Boo,i had to laugh at your remark about being burned out with diplomacy!i understand.I have a couple of aquaintences who are high maintenance so to speak,and,i'm afraid i am running real thin on patience with them anymore.I'm to the point i will just avoid them rather than have to walk on egg shells if you know what i mean.romeena,you truly had some great ideas about protecting the puppy.rev,mdc,spot,great to see you all posting.millie,I have a question,how do you get on saras sight to chat?i went there one night,but,didn't know how to navigate around the site.Hope everyone is doing good.I gotta close,prayers for everybody-ky girl
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50474:
Okay....I've tried again to block these folks that are posting strange posts. We'll keep tryin' until we get it right. :)
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50475:
I wrote out a long one, but it got censored. I'm not sure why, but it was probably for a good reason. Well, now I'm too tired to write another one. I will hit the hay with Anne of Green Gables. What books do y'all read?
'Night John Boy!
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50476:
Were you not able to just hit the "Back" button and get back to the message that didn't post? You might have been able to figure out what the problem was if you did?
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50477:
Boy, I do know what you mean, KYGIrl. I hate to avoid folks, too.
Thanks for the prayers REV, you are a true friend.
Hey to Lucy. I read non-fiction, mostly. Love books about actual events and about people's ideas on things...books on theology, especially. Right now I am reading a book called Jewish Roots; a foundation of biblical theology, and a book called Is Your God too small?
phone ringin'...gotta go...
March 15, 2007 - Msg 50478:
I'm back...I'm sorry, the title of that book I mentioned is "Is Your God Too Safe?" not "small". I started trying to read Chuck Colson's biography called "Born Again" but have not gotten far in that one. I don't have alot of time to read but I like to read some before going to bed each night.
I was just talking to a friend on the phone that I have not talked to in a few months. He is one of my best friends for the last 20 years. One really shouldn't let so much time go by...life is short.
I think I will go to bed. Hope you all have a lovely night!
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50479:
Am I the first one on the porch this morning? Guess I'll start the coffee...
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50480:
M-T There you go again! (Did that sound like Ronnie?) Starting another moulage! When will it end?!!!
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50481:
Oh yeah, I'll take mine black. Thanks buddy!
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50482:
Mornin all. Me-they, I like my coffee real tough, eat it with a spoon. Just kiddin. I just turned 57yrs young, and I thank God for each day. Still gettin ready for fishin, exercisin my castin arm.
Miss Peggy, I'd love to meet your little puppy, give it some tickles.
Time to git,, my prayers for all
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50483:
Ronnie-The Ronnie I was referring to was Ronald Reagan. That was not a dig at you. It was one of Reagan's popular quotes, that happened to be directed at Jimmy Carter. M-T is a Carter admirer (but, we still love 'um) so, I thought it would be funny to interject that quote.
Boy, is it getting hot in here?
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50484:
Morning porch family, Hope all is well today. My end of the porch is cool and raining today. Supposed to rain all day. I am glad it is Friday. It has been a long week, maybe because my ole body and mind are still not adjusted to the time change. I have been busy at work this week which is good but takes its toll at times. Lucy, I love to ready as well. I have read several good books lately. One of my favorites is When Crickets Cry the author is either Charles or James Martin. I have also read the Big Stone Gap Series and a wonderful series by Joan Medlicott about 3 older ladies, the first one is The Ladies of Covington Send their love.
well better get to work hopefully I can get out of here in time for lunch. Lets meet at Cracker Barrell. I will treat everyone today. Prayers to all. Big Maude
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50485:
Nice cold rain day here.
Just in 4 more day spring will be here.
Ronnie- HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Miss. Peggy- why do you send a photo ofy. you and your little puppy to romeena the porch album that wey we all can see you and the puppy.
asked M-T for the address to send thim to Romeena.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50486:
AUH2O: Maybe I should have offered tea? One lump or two?
Happy birthday, RONNIE!
MAUDE: Cracker Barrell is fine, though I've never actually eaten there. Do they have meatloaf surprise like at the Diner?
Hey, TOM! Good to hear from you. Let's do a "Yeah for Spring" dance.
MISS PEGGY: Romeena has a porch photo album at romeena (dot) myphotoalbum (dot) com. If you'd like to send her a pciture of your puppy, as TOM mentioned, her e-mail is romeena (at) airmail (dot) net.
LUCY, MAUDE, et al: Chick books! Yuck!
"One day you're gonna go too far..."
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50487:
Good morning, Tom. Thanks for suggesting that Miss Peggy send the pictures. I'd love to have them in the album.
I've been without pumps on the fishpond for three days. The GFCI kept tripping, and since the landscape lights are on the same circuit, I thought water had gotten into one of them. My handyman friend came by early this morning, and by trial and error, he narrowed it down to one of the pond pumps. When he pulled it out of the water, you could see a little bit of oil, so we know it's leaking. Now I've got to go buy a new one. Drat. Those little boogers aren't cheap. Oh, well, it could be worse.
Beautiful day here today. Chilly, but not really cold, and it's bright and sunny. I love weather like this. Good planting weather, because the plants can get settled into their new home before it gets too warm. Guess I need to go buy snapdragons. I'll see y'all later. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50488:
Good sweep M-T..morning yall ..the next few days I will be busy moving Miss Sherr into her new house!...she says hey and we are about to load up the trailer...movers are gona be here at my house in the morning at 8 ..to get the big stuff..Maude and Hazel,Millie yall cook ok?...I will get lunch today at Wendys for all...double bacon for me..will check in later today ok yall ...got to get to work..Miss Sherry is a hard boss to work far..ha ha...prayers to all in need and God bless!...SPOT
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50489:
Just read a little bit...Rev and Millie glad ya liked the steaks last night...MDC,Rev,MD,Mavis,goober and all race fans..trucks tonight,busch tomorrow and then the fastest track in nascar!..My ATLANTA SPEED WAY!...cant wait...miss sherry will have the 42 in HD and suround sound set up in her new house!..yall come on over...new grill for burgers and shrimp k-bobs!..ok ..got to go ...SPOT
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50490:
Good morning Mayberry type people! Beautiful day here. Still have about 8 pics in the film roll, so at some point I will get those to you Romeena.
Best wishes for a wonderful birthday, Ronnie!
Prayers for you and Miss Sherry,Spot. Moving is hard work. Had my share of it. Lord willing we will stay right here for the rest of our days...
Lucy, I love to read a good biography and also books by Christian authors. One of my favorite series is by Jim Cymbala. Have ya'll ever heard of him? He is pastor at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. The Lord has used him in a mighty way.
Hope you get your pump fixed without too much trouble, Romeena. Check ya'll later.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50491:
Hey Miss Peggy. My pastor suggested I read a book by Jim Cymbala but I don't remember which one. Guess I should find out and look for the book. How many of his books have you read and which one would you suggest first?
By the way, it is a gorgeous day here, too. The yard is blooming with buttercups and the sun is shining!
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50492:
Hey porch. Busy busy day. And lots of rain, flash flood warnings are out. Very dark and gloomy, especially compared to the beautiful weather we were having. Well, just stopped by for a trouble check. Back to work!
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50493:
Hey to the Porch. I'm here to talk about one of the all-time greats.
...and how I could even think...THINK, mind you...of posting on the porch without wishing EMMA a Happy Birthday, is beyond me and mine.
I realize that some of you may have other internet obligations..and if for that reason, or any other, you want to leave...alright..
you can log right out that door...
HOLD IT!! ...get back here...
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50494:
Jelsik, what are you talking about? Do you mean Emma who used to post here a long time ago, or Hazel, who is Emma at Miss Crumps? Please, I'm perplexed.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50495:
Hey, Jelsik! So good to see you after such a long absence. I have the impression you've been doing a bit of lurking? Don't be shy. You hang out under that porch too much, you're gonna get a spider bite. You don't want to do that, Gomer says they're right painful.
Got my new pump, and a new spotlight for the little waterfall, and stopped at the garden center for more flowers. No snapdragons yet, but I got two flats of impatiens, some lantana and some carnations, and a big old hanging fern. Beautiful! Now I have to get it all planted. I'm pooped today, after working last night, guess it will have to happen tomorrow. Anybody in the mood to plant something? Come on over, I've got plenty of little digging tools and a lot of dirt to dig in. I'll even make you some lemonade.
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50496:
Hey Boo. I've read just about all his books. They are fantastic! They will bless your life. The first one I would suggest would be "Fresh Faith". Others that I've read are "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire", "Fresh Power", "The Life God Blesses", "The Church God Blesses", "Break Through Prayer", and "God's Grace From Ground Zero", about "911". Some of the stories from that one will give you goose bumps! Jim Cymbala walks by faith and it's evident in his books.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50497:
There's something to be said for middle age...
Today is the last day of spring break in our area. I had to run to Target earlier and I believe that everybody in the county was out and about today. There were young moms everywhere with their little screaming darlings. I just smiled to myself thinking, "You know, '47' had its advantages!!"
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50498:
Meant to say HAS its advantages.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50499:
Hey Millie, Missed you at Sarah's last night, but saw your post here and thought I'd say Hi. Don't work too hard!
"Singin' In The Rain"
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50500:
Hey 10-4, I was at Sarah's til about 9;30, but I was tired, so I took a hot bath and went to bed. Sorry I missed you.
Well, I came home between lunch and dinner to shower and change into "evening attire" and go back to work. They just called and I don't have to be back until 6. I also just confirmed my seats at a book signing at U of R with Earle Hamner and Cynthia Cotten. I can't wait! I'm so excited.
Well, I haven't seen Spot this afternoon, so I'll do supper.....Chili and cornbread, sweet tea and chocolate cream pie. Eat up y'all!
See ya when I get back.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50501:
Amen miss peggy!My two youngest are 11 and 9,and,I'd still rather have that age than the toddler age!My grandaughter is 4 and i tell you,I don't want to have to deal with too many little ones,it takes more energy than i have ha!ha!ya'll stay safe,you are in my prayers-ky girl
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50502:
boo,i like to read true stories too,autobiographies,etc.-ky girl
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50503:
It\'s a great and valuable site!N
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50504:
Hey to the porch, I'm home from work. Seems kind of quiet here tonight. Oh, well, time for a hot bath and some warm jammies. Snack tonight is s'mores and cocoa.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50505:
Hello porch family....Good to you all tonight. Been rainy here in SC today.
Spot....I'll be over to catch the races on the big HD TV. I'll bring the snacks.
Happy Birthday Ronnie.
Ro...I'm sure your garden looks wonderful. A lot of love into it!
You all have a Jesus filled night and you better believe I'm praying for you all!
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50506:
Almost forgot.......Thanks for supper Millie. Sure was good!
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50507:
Hey Millie, Jelsik is referring to the "original" Emma, and wishing her a happy birthday. You know, the one I was talking about when I was explaining why I couldn't be "Emma". Because there already was one. Who is, apparently, having a birthday today. So, Happy Birthday to Emma! You should come around and post once in awhile!
Does anyone want to know what one of my pet peeves is? Come on, you know you want to know. It's stereotypes. Like the expression "Chick flicks" or "Chick Books". Like just because we are female we all read the same type of stuff and love the same movies. I fell asleep during "Steel Magnolias". Most boring movie I ever saw. I've never followed the crowd and read or watched what I felt I was suppose to; and if I did, most of the time I found it BORING. Why do people assume that all females like "Chick" stuff. Who made that up, anyway? There. I did a soapbox. My first time ever! Now, as the rest of you say, I'll close it up and put it under my rocker.
March 16, 2007 - Msg 50508:
Hi Millie, had a nice chat with Emma at Sarah's tonight. We missed seeing you. Hope all went well for you today. Love those Smores!!
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50509:
I\'m love this great website. Many thanks guye
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50510:
Woo-Hoo! Hazel got on her soapbox! I don't generally like the kind of movies that folks consider to be chick movies but there have been a few. I did not like Steel Magnolias but I did like Fried Green Tomatos. I'm not a real touchy-feely person. I was just kind of raised that way. I was never a "girly-girl". Speaking of movies, have any of you seen Amazing Grace yet? I sounds like it is a hit. I saw the writers interviewed on FOX news last night and they had some really positive things to say about the impact of evangelical Christians on ending slavery. They also mentioned one of my all-time favorite movies, "The Amistad"...if you haven't seen it, consider renting it, it's awesome.
Peggy, the book I was trying to remember was Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. I will look for it soon, thanks.
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50511:
May the luck of the Irish be with you today.. Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!
possum under a rock
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50512:
Well, and a Happy St. Paddy's day to you too, Possum. It's about time you showed up.
Happy birthday to Emma! Sure do wish you'd come and set a spell, like the good old times.
Hazel, while I don't fully agree with all you said, I'll defend to the death your right to say it. (I think Calvin Coolidge said that.) You'll notice I used the qualifier "all" - meaning I do agree in part. I'm not usually too partial to gushy movies myself, but "Steel Magnolias" was a classic, in my opinion. Sally Field did a wonderful job, and Julia Roberts was awesome in the scene where she was having an insulin reaction. I don't know who coached her, but she had it down pat. As a nurse, I've dealt with patients who were in just such a state, and she could have fooled me! You said you fell asleep during the movie - maybe you missed the best parts! (heehee) I was a tomboy as a kid - so many male cousins, it was self-defense - and when I did play with dolls, they were usually the victims of an Indian raid or something.
Well, I'm off to plant impatiens. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50513:
busy day bu wanted to stop bye and thand each of you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. millie- keep the chow a coming. catch you all later. prayers for all in need and prsisess for all the prsyers which have been answered. pappa bear
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50514:
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50515:
Oh, that was me, running a test! I wasn't sure if I remembered how to do colors.
Anyway, Hey to Pappa Bear! I'm so glad you checked in! Take care, friend.
Romeena, don't be so impatiens. haha I crack me up. And Calvin Coolidge didn't say everythang, you know.
Happy St. Patricks Day to all!
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50516:
You crack me up, O'Hazel. "Funny" just comes so natural to you.
Laughed at what you said about your dolls, Ro. I did play with dolls plenty so I guess I was pretty girly when I was very young. As I got older, though, I wasn't into frills and I wasn't silly and boy-crazy like so many girls I knew. I was kind of the sensible type. I remember my goal when I graduated from high school was to finish college, get a job as a nurse and be on my own and I wasn't going to let anything get in my (especially men). I didn't begin to date until I had accomplished those goals and was on my own and able to make a good living. I was 23 at the time and it worked out great, except that I think I waited too long to marry and start a family. Now here I am at 44 with a 5 year old! ha. The benefit is that I had my years of freedom and making it on my own and I don't ever regret my decision to marry and have children. BUT, I don't advocate waiting so long in most cases. I think it's great when two, responsible people fall in love early in life and marry and start a family. It's a good thing, as Martha would say.
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50517:
I mean "O'Boo"
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50518:
I neglected to put in my post that I was 27 when I met my husband and didn't marry him until I was 32...
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50519:
...or was it 33?...I can't remember, how sad.
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50520:
...I remember now, it was 32....who cares, right? haha
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50521:
Okay, y'all, I made a BIG pot of corned beef and cabbage, y'all eat some, it'll give you the luck o the Irish.
Happy St. Patty's Day!
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50522:
Oh, yeah, I forgot....joke of the day....what do you call an Irishman who sits in your backyard?.........Patty O'Furniture.
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50523:
Good Day to you all. just checking in for a minute. Cool and windy here today, just having a quite Saturday. Boo, I married at 29 and had my son when I was 31 and my daughter when I was 35. Seems to of worked out okay for us. My husband was 29 when we married as well. Our son is 16 and our daugther will turn 13 in May. I was dtermined to get through graduate school before I got married. Our wedding was 2 weeks after graduation.
18 years later, I have no regrets about how things
worked out. I will take care of dinner tonight:
Parmesan Chicken, salad, garlic bread. ice cream sundaes for dessert. sweet tea, or soda to drink.
see you all at 5pm. Prayers to all. Big Maude
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50524:
Patty O'Furniture?? Hahahaha! Millie, that's hilarious! Pretty bad, but very funny. I love bad jokes, the lamer the better.
Hmmm. I was 17 when I met my husband, 18 when we married, and 19 when our first child was born. Had three more over the next 11 years, so was finished having kids when I was 30. As for my education, I had one year of college before we married, then went back to school at age 37 and got my RN when I was 40. I guess I did things backward, but I wouldn't change a thing.
Whew! I just came in from the yard, planted 12 verbenas, potted two carnations, and planted 40 impatiens. Had to crawl around under nandina and spirea bushes to plant the impatiens, but the little beauties are in the ground. Give them two weeks, and they'll be blooming their little heads off. They're mixed colors and just scattered randomly under those bushes, next to boulders, near a birdbath, at the base of a tree, whatever. They'll be pretty! Now for a shower and a short nap, then over to a friend's house for dinner.
If I hear that silly "Mr. Barky Von Schnauzer" commercial one more time, I think I'll gag.
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50525:
What a gorgeous Saturday! Perfect for all that planting, Romeena. I'm enjoying reading everybody's love stories. Ro, my Mom married ON her 18th birthday, eloped as a matter of fact. Come August, she and Dad will celebrate 53 years together!
I met my husband when I was 24. Two months later, we were engaged, and 6 months later we married. I was 25 and he was 27. When June rolls around we will celebrate 22 years together! We have a daughter who will turn 18 in July (graduates high school in May) and another daughter who is 11. I felt ancient having a baby at 36, even though she was planned. She is such a joy! Didn't mean for my girls to be so far apart in age. Had no control over that, as I had 3 miscarriages over the years in between them. But God is good. They are the joy of my life!
Well, I guess I need to start supper. Husband had to work overtime today and will be home soon.
Opie quote: "And I ain't gonna say ain't no more!"
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50526:
Hey gang! Happy St Partick's Day! Good to see Maude, spot, pappa bear , hazel and all!
I met my wife in church! Like ANY young single man of 24, yes I said any, and all the others are just liars, (haha)I looked for a girl to sit next too in services. After doing this for many times, my dear Cecile actually tapped me on the shoulder after the final hymn of the service, and wanted to know if I wanted to talk a bit, and the rest is HISTORY! As many know, this June will be 31 years!
Spot- Will be watch the race. i google mapped the aerial view of the track. Very cool.
BTW, was you and miss sherry that i saw in the jewelry store?? haha
Pappa- I got a letter on the way.
Have a wonderful day, prayers for all and for our troops! God bless each and every one of em.
Well, in Hazel's tradition, this is
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50527:
Happy St. Patty's Day to all of you on the porch this evening. 10 inches of snow last night - the St Patty's Day parades around here were held last weekend - temp 22 degrees F now. They didn't have cabbage and ham pizza at Vince's so I got regular pizza.
Marty McFly from Mt. Top.
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50528:
Happy St. Patrick's Day Porch,
It has been a very sunny, but chilly day here in Atlanta. Nick played paintball and Bryson played with one of his friends.
I met Bryan while we were both working at Dillard's. I was 20 and he'd just turned 32. I was in my sophomore year of college and he'd just split with his ex so neither of us was looking for anyone. Well, that was 9 years and 2 kids ago! Nobody thought we would make it because of why we married, but I guess we've proven them wrong.
Hazel- I appreciate your soap box. I will read just about everything. Right now I'm reading Anne of Green Gables, The Excellent Wife, The 7 Pillars of Health, and Faiths of our Founding Fathers. I promise I don't have ADD. I don't mind anyone calling girly books chick-lit. In the summer I will read those type books at the beach. Mostly I read Christian Fiction such as Beverly Lewis.
Romeena- You should see the dogwood and cherry blossom trees here. They are gorgeous. Today I took some pictures of the boys. When I get them back (and they're not hideous) I will send them to you.
Marty- McFly, as in Back to the Future? You should post more often.
Emma- Happy Belated Birthday!
Boo- I saw Amistad dvd in the $5.50 section at Walmart if you want to check it out. Bryan and I are planning on seeing Amazing Grace in 2 weeks when he is actually home.
BTW- I loved Steel Magnolias, well, I love all things Southern.
Hey Papa Bear, Possum, Rev, Spot, Tom, Jelski, and all!
Big Maude- Did you get the Parmesan chicken recipe off of the Hellman's bottle?
MDC- I saw Spot and Miss Sherry in there. Let's get the party started with Aunt Bea! I like Miss Cecille and your story.
Well, I suppose I'd better get started on our taxes. Bryan's in Dallas, Nick's running in the neighborhood, and Bryson's playing video games.
Hope all have a good Saturday night and a happy Sabbath.
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50529:
Well gang Miss Sherry is moved!....will get back on the job in the morning at waffle house on me....yall been eating well?....gona read archives....SPOT
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50530:
Hey porch. Romeena, I agree about those commercials. Almost as bad as those for "Head On".....apply directly to the forehead.
I'mm going over to Sarah's, if anyone wants to chat this evening.
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50531:
Millie o"Mayberry!...hee hee I like that...Maude thanks for doing some cooking...MDC google AMS?...cool..hey marty!...asa,ro,boo,lucy,peggy,miller,hszel,M-T,plum,TOM and all....well watching 3"s company oldies!...back in a bit ...SPOT
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50532:
Hey, Spot. I'm watching tvland too. Hows about a snack? chocolate cake and milk!
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50533:
Millie that sounds great!....whew Im tired....waffle house like I said in the morning on me!....3"s company !..TV land!...SPOT
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50534:
Hey, I just watched "A Face in the Crowd" on TCM. Haven't seen that one in a long time. Andy surely did some acting for that role. If you haven't seen it, or seen it lately, I highly reccomend it. Well, I'm of to hit the ironing board. Good night!
March 17, 2007 - Msg 50535:
Night Millie....see ya at breakfast....SPOT
March 18, 2007 - Msg 50536:
Well, it's 1am and I'm having a hard time sleeping. Bryan's in Dallas selling saunas at an anti-aging conference. Even though Bryson's in bed with me I can't sleep that first night. I think I'll go watch TAGS and then try again a little later.
See y'all at Waffle House, but I may be late. I'll be sleeping in a bit for being up half the night.