January 11, 2007 - Msg 48499: And of course, we appreciate you. Good night, fun girl!

January 11, 2007 - Msg 48500: Wheeeee! I swept!


(I can't sleep cuz of new meds.....I think I'm a little "off" if you know what I mean....)

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48501: Hey Millie! Hope you get to sleep fine.

auh2o, Im sorry about your father in law. Take care.

Goodnight porch.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48502: test

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48503: 'Night, Warren!

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48504: Morning Porch.
Auh2o, so sorry about your loss. How is your wire doing? I hope ok.
Millie, so good to see you. I have been praying hard for you, as I am sure others here have.
Boo, that was a funny story about Dr. Dobson. We as parents don't always realise how important an example we are to our young-uns. They observe us in everything we say and do.
MDC, thanks for your willing to share. I'll be e-mailing you this weekend.
And thanks again for your help Romeena. If things are not better by tomorrow I'm gonna get some of that stuff you suggested.
One last Rosie comment. Millie reminded me in her post about how Rosie attacked the NRA and Heston and Sellack and anyone who carried a gun. And as usuall with her it couldn't be simple disagreement, it had to be all out warfare and name calling and mud slinging. Then a few years later it was discovered that her body guard packed a sidearm. Typical liberalism. Do as I say, not as I do. OK, I'm done.
Have a nice friday.


January 12, 2007 - Msg 48505: Mornin' Porch,
Auh20- You and your family have my condolences. How is your wife handling things? Is his wife living?
Boo- I just adore James Dobson. He has such good insights. About anxiety the ones I would mention are: St. John's wort, 5HTP, valarian, epsom salt baths w/lavender essential oils, adrenal support, B-complex (all women need these). Please make sure you get quality supplements, not Walmart brand b/c they are synthetics.
Millie- Has this week's chemo been better? I'm sorry you're going through all of this. You're a trooper that's for sure.
Fungirl- I'm sorry about your grandmother. I'm sure she's a gem in this world!
DWF & PH- Is it chilly up in Canada?
Asa- How's your granddaughter?
M-T- Did your wife find another job? Is Veda sleeping any better?
I spoke to my Mother yesterday and my grandmother that fell is doing much better. Her 6 kids are alternating in taking care of her. She would be okay, but she broke her dominant arm.
Hubby and Nick are in Orlando so today I'm going to take it easy. I've been wanting to take a tour of one of the historic homes so maybe I can today.
Last night I watched TAGS bird ep. That is one of the best ever!
Y'all have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48506: Thanks Lucy. I was planning a trip to the health food store today so I will make of list of what you suggested and take with me. I think one thing that really helps anxiety is exercise. It kind of keeps the juices flowing between the nerve cells, so to speak and helps keep them healthy. I am planning to hit Curves this morning. Your poor Grandmother...prayers for her today.

Auh2o, I am very sorry to hear of your father-in-law's passing. You gave us an important reminder to pray for family members and talk to them about the Lord. We won't have them forever. Were your daughters close to their grandfather? I'm concerned about them and your wife, of course. Prayers for your family.

Glad to hear you sounding so chipper Millie. Hope you finally got some sleep. Great story about the kids.

Better go get the kids to school...


January 12, 2007 - Msg 48507: Boo- Exercise really is almost a Cure-All. Have fun at Curves.

I wanted to say earlier, but forgot, isn't it sad about Barry Bonds? He's 22 hits from breaking Hank Aaron's record. I wonder if he will be able to play this year.

Does anyone have winamp for media player? They have this station called Old Time Radio. If you like Jack Benny, Fibber McGee, or Edgar Bergen then you would love this. I'm listening to it right now.

Gotta get ready for my day.

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48508:
Morning Porch

Lucy, Asa, Boo, Mil, DWF and all-Thanks for the Prayers and kind thoughts. Our relationship with my FIL was a bit strained. To boil it down, he was a mean guy, selfish, cruel, and complex. His childhood was awful, just awful. I'm sure it played a huge part in the type of person he became. There were moments of fun, carefreeness or relaxation but not many. We'd try and help him and he'd push us away. His wife is still alive (she is a fantastic lady) quite a bit like Aunt Bee, I guess, without the Queen of England touch (Lucy didn't you point out the Queen of England in Aunt Bee? I love that description). My girls never "really" knew him, thank goodness. I say thank goodness, because, now they'll always know him as Grandpa and won't know all the baggage that came with actually knowing him.

Andy: You remember Jonah? He caught hisself a whale.
Opie: I thought the whale swallowed him.
Andy: Well now, that's what I mean. When somebody catches a fish from the INSIDE... that's fishin'!


January 12, 2007 - Msg 48509: Auh2o, thanks for sharing that with us.


January 12, 2007 - Msg 48510: Hey Boo!
I used to be a Curves member. I moved to a place where it's hard to get to the local one. My health has been suffering.

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48511: Been down with the stomach flu lately and haven't been able to get out of the house to use the computer.
Feel better today--just a bit washed out.

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48512: I only have about half a minute, but I wanted to stop in and send AUH2O my condolences. Your afmily is in my prayers, buddy.

Beautiful little Goobette!


January 12, 2007 - Msg 48513: I did hear that Diane Rehm show about saying no to kids--funny thing--James Dobson was saying the same things 30 years ago and they wanted to ride him out of town on a rail.
Oh well-What goes around comes around.
Of course I was raised hearing "No" all the time.
and when I raised my own girl-who just finished a tour in the Navy and is going to school on her GI bill this fall--I had to say "no" because we just didn't have the money.
of course I let her know where we stood and why I could not always give here everything she wanted.
As a result-she began to earn her own money early-and learned how to handle it wisely.
Guess liveing hand to mouth(God's hand to our mouth) has it's advantages.

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48514:
Hello porch family. The tour tour in Florida is going really good. Of course the weather is nice too.

auh2o...Thanks...glad you enjoy my website. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father-in-law.

Goober... love the pics.

Thanks to Ro for keeping us updated with the pics. She's a sweet-heart. By the way, those that have not sent your pics in, GET them IN! We want to see our porch family.

Well better get going for now. Prayers for you all. Keep JESUS first!

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48515: Glad you're feeling better, Ahappynut. That stomach flu can be a killer!

My oldest graduates high school in May. She will be going to our local college and be living at home, but I'm still going through a "thousand"
emotions right now. One phase of her life is over and another begins. My youngest will finish 5th grade this year, so she'll be here for awhile. Where did the years go? Would enjoy hearing thoughts from those who have been "there."

Miss Peggy

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48516: is this the little i carried
is this the little boy at play
i dont remember growning older
when did they??

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48517: oops that should be little girl i carried

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48518: Hi all,sorry I've been scarce,my daughter went back into the hospital with an asthma attack on Monday night,they kept her until tuesday afternoon.So glad to hear pipeman visited the porch,praise the Lord!boo,my daughter also needs to lose weight,she is 11 and weighs 130 lbs.She is about 5'1" tall,but,she still needs to lose some weight.And just to add my opinion to the Rosie-Donald feud,did you ever notice that people who know they are in the wrong feel the need to say it loudly,arrogantly,and alot,so they don't have to hear thier concience telling them how wrong they are?i'm not a big Donald fan,but,rosie is just too obviousley trying to cover up her lack of wisdom and discernment with a bunch of loud nonsense talk.if no one paid any attention,and,didn't put her remarks in print,she would eventually fade away.ok friends,i've gotta go,prayers for all of you-ky girl

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48519: Hey KY Girl. I'm not sure how tall Sean is but he just looks unhealthy at this weight. His doctor called me today and was very stern with her warnings. His blood sugar was ok but his cholesterol was 300, his triglycerides were in the 100's and his LDL (bad cholesterol was 200!). She said it's because he is overweight, which I know can contribute to his cholesterol but I also know that mine was high at his age, too, and still is, so the problem is hereditary. She wants him to eat very low-fat, which we are already doing and he has been exercising but she wants to start him on Lipitor and send him to an Endocrinologist. I understand that we have to do something but she is already talking heart attack. Am I crazy or is she overreacting? She doesn't seem to be considering the problem of his medication, either. He never even came close to having a weight problem before he started on the Paxil. In fact, his nickname used to be "Scrawny Seany". As long as he is on the Paxil, I don't know how we are going to fix the problem, and we already tried weaning him off last summer and it was terrible. Well, maybe the endocrine doc will be able to help. How are we ever going to make it through adolescence with the problems we have. We also now have a bully at school that is giving Sean a hard time...something else to deal with. We're ok, though. I am thankful we aren't dealing with something worse.

Hope ya'll have a wonderful evening. God is so good!


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January 12, 2007 - Msg 48521: uh, ok, # 48520.
Sorry about your father-in-law, Auh20. I hope everything is going ok.
Boo, hang in there. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for you. I hope the new doc helps.
- Hazel

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48522: What is that post?...hey gang...gosh just been helping Miss Sherry pack for her new house....hey boo,ro,Tom,Rev,mil,lucy.possum,mdc,md,m-t,auh20,hazel,miss peggy,my buddy asa,maude,mavis,goober,warren and all...please forgive me being away away for the porch...been thinking about yall but just been busy...work in the morning at 6...will have time then to set...miss sherry has had me busy...breakfast menu:.3 eggs a piece your way,hashbrowns,fried country ham and pork chops,bisquits with red eye gravy,those little sausage links,toast,apple butter,grits with butter,and coffee and oj and milk and h20....prayers to all....see yall at breakfast!....SPOT

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48523: I was just reading about the 13 year old boy from Missouri who has been found ALIVE! What a miracle. And to top it off, they found another boy in the same apartment who had been missing since 2002. They are both well, and are or will soon be reuniting with their families. God really answered some prayers on this one!

Boo, I sure hope you get some help with Sean and his weight problem. Anything at his age that makes you feel different is so hard. I know he already has medical issues so my prayer is that God will intervene right now on his behalf and that Sean would begin to feel God working in his life. May God give Sean the strength and patience to pass through this trial with total victory, and my God also give the doctors wisdom which can only come from Sean's Maker. I ask this in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!

It's getting pretty close to my curfew, ;) so I best be getting ready to turn in! (Boy, I don't know when the last time is that I actually had a curfew...?)

Pleasant Mayberry dreams to all the porch,
Mary Wiggins

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48524:
BOO-Please please please start Sean on omega 3 fish oil (Kirkland) or any brand. Please dont put him on any more of these super strong poisen DRUGS!! I am sorry to be so passionate, but LIPIDOR FOR AN 11 YEAR OLD IS JUST CRAZY! The doctors and the pharmasutcal companies are making a killing on this stuff. Natural fish oil will do EXACTLY THE SAME THING, EVEN BETTER. A lady at work had a chlesterol of 600 and after 6 months on 3 capsules a day with meals, she was at 200!! Really! Look at the lipitor side effects. When the cure is worse than the "disease" it is time to tell the doctors to go suck an egg! OK, sorry about the tirade, but it just kills me when kids especially are put on ritalin and all this other chemical poison junk.
I better hit the water crock, ha, love and prayers,
ole MDC

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48525: Hey Y'all. Haven't been here lately-lots going on and I am asking for prayers.Laci is fine,so don't worry.Problems going on with Laci's parents. Lies,tales,half-truths,financial trouble,well,I'll just leave it at that. Very upsetting and stressful to me.Praying things will get better and I'd appreciate extra prayers.Thanks so much.
Have skimmed enough to know that pipeman made it home to us-I am so happy about that! Love you,Mister Mayor! I send my love to auh2o and his family also during their loss.
I'll check in when I can.Love to all.
possum under a rock

January 12, 2007 - Msg 48526: Possum prayers for your problems for sure.....see yall at breakfast.....hey MDC and mary....SPOT

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January 12, 2007 - Msg 48528: Thanks Hazel, that means alot to me.

Thank you Mary Wiggins for that awesome prayer for Sean. May it be just as you requested of God. How wonderful about the boys being found! Praise God for it.

MDC, thank you for your advice and concern for Sean. Be assured that I will try the fish oil. I, like you, think the Lipitor is over the top for an 11 year old. We will be trying to do it the natural way and I certainly appreciate the prayers...it's not going to be easy. My question is if the fish oil could be harmful in any way? I don't know what dosage to give him.

Prayers for your family situation Possum. You sure have been through alot lately. Hang in there and don't give in to fear.

I wonder how Mavis is doing? Check in if you can, friend.


January 12, 2007 - Msg 48529: Hope things get better for you, Possum. We're praying for you.

I agree with you, MDC, about medicating kids. I'm not much of a medicine man myself. ;)

Oh, I forgot to tell you guys that I am working, with the temp agency here, at a warehouse. It is one of those back-breaking, mind-numbing type of jobs, but it will do for now. I have an interview monday at a place that I do want to work at, so wish me luck.:)

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

-Sterling Holobyte

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January 13, 2007 - Msg 48531: MESSAGE REMOVED

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48532: Whats with the odd post?...Lets Eat!....SPOT

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48533: Yeah, but I bet that guy can't say Peter-piper-picked-a peck-of pickled-peppers...

I believe I'll sleep a little longer, Spot. Keep my breakfast warm and the coffee simmering!

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48534: Do all these adds mean Barney quit deputying again and is selling insurance this time? :)

Good luck on the interview Sterling. Hope you get it if you want it.

Possum, I'm sorry to hear about your family situation. I hope they can work things out and find joy in their marriage again. I'm glad Laci is doing well.

Lucy, thank you for asking about Mariah. She is 10 months old now and growing like crazy. It is so fun to watch as they develop their personalities. My daughter (Stacey) and her husband are committed to having Stacey stay at home and be a full time mommy. My wife was a full time mom when our kids were at home and I believe that is a huge plus if you can swing it. They are sacrificing much in terms of material things but the pay off I think is well worth it. The relationship between Mom and Daughter is pricless. They are bringing much joy to my heart. (bet you're sorry you asked now huh) lol

Boo, I wish I had something to offer you as far as advice concerning Sean. But I am no Dr. (although I played one for a couple of episodes in TAGS anyone remember which ones?) So I will offer the only thing I can, prayers for him and your family. I'm pretty sure he needs to know you love him, and I have no doub't that you do, and he knows it. With that and the Lords blessings you will get through it, stronger than you were. Hang in there.

Glad you are feeling better Happynut. I hate stomach flu's.

Miss Peggy, I don't know if I have ever talked you before, but hey if I ain't. I still think Andy was nuts for letting you get away.

Ky-gl, That asthma is scarey stuff. I hope your daughter can find some medicine that will help her. You are all in my prayers.

Hazel, is it cold in Boise this morning? It is minus 5 on my porch this am. That's just plain silly if you ask me. I ain't going out unlees I have to, I'll show em!

Spot, I hope you deliver buddy.

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48535: Asa will have you a plate Fed-Xed...hazel will have you breakfast in bed....-5 whew asa...now thats cold...dont your pipes freeze?...going up in the high 60"s here in Ga...suppose to be winter but feels like an early spring....slow here at work all lights on but one house!....well good john wayne on amc....SPOT

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48536: called the man on this guy that is adding insurance msg here


January 13, 2007 - Msg 48537: Asa, I think the eps you are talking about are "Suppose Andy gets sick", and the other one is "GoodBye Dolly" (I think that's what it's called). But in that one you were a horse vet.
It's about 8 here in Boise this morning.

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48538: Very good Hazel. I did treat Dolly, after consulting Aunt Bee, but I think I was still a people Dr. Heck I don't remember, it was 40 years ago.:)


January 13, 2007 - Msg 48539: Asa, what a great testimony. That daughter of your is someone to be proud of (and son-in-law). It does my heart good to see parents choose what's best for the kids rather than trying to keep up with the Jones'. It's different when both parents have to work and many do these days, but there are lots who don't if they could do without some material things. I think it's especially important before kids are school-aged. Supposedly, children develope the bulk of their belief system (concerning love, trust, etc.) before the age of 3 or 4, so how wonderful to be home with mom or dad who can teach them best. I was thinking about Sterling and the sacrifice he and his wife made so that someone could be home with Kai, and now that she is in school and he is looking for the right job, may the Lord reward him for his past sacrifice for his daughter. Lord give him a job that will be a blessing to him and his dear family.

Thanks also ASA, for you kind words for Sean. I feel in my heart that you are a true friend, not just words. Thank you for your prayers, and will make a special effort to be sure Sean knows how much his dad and I love him. Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for calling the man, Tom.

Hazel, I woke up at 6 and promptly went back to sleep and didn't wake up until Erin woke me at 9am! It was wonderful but now I have a stiff neck.


January 13, 2007 - Msg 48540: Boo You missed breakfast!...lunch menu: Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup....kinda a lite lunch cause just wait and see whats for supper!!..SPOT

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48541: Mornin' Porch,
Bryson and I have a busy day, but I wanted to say hello.
Spot- We won't be able to make it for lunch. I'm treating Bryson to chick-fil-a. When you're lifting make sure to lift with your knees bent!
Asa- I'm so happy for you and your family. Is she crawling or rolling (in my stepdaughter's case)? We too have given up alot for me to be a SAHM. We would be in a house right now instead of an apt, but we feel it's best for me to be home. Next fall, I may get a job that is during school hours. I'm helping hubby with sauna customer service right now.
Boo- I agree with Kirkman fish oils. Nordic Naturals is also good if you can't find kirkman and they come in different kid friendly flavors. Bryson takes their strawberry dha. When hubby gets home tomorrow night I will ask him if he has any more suggestions. I'm so incredibly sick of diets for kids. I think as long as they have a balanced meal with lots of fruits, veggies, grains, and protein accompanied with tons of exercise that's okay. Have you been onto www.mercola.com to see what natural means he should take for depression and OCD?
Hazel- You sure are smart! Is this your panhandle? What eps was Hazel in?
KyGirl- I hope your daughter feels better soon. Curiosity, whas she a preemie?
Possum- I'm sorry to hear about your daugher and SIL's problems. I'll be praying.
I'd better get busy. It's going to be about 70 today. I have a return to Kohl's (FYI- they have coats 60% off!), Chick-fil-A, SuperTarget for Pokemon, and end at the park. Y'all have a wonderful day!

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48542: Hey, porch friends! Supper tonight is on me, from Bogart's......prime rib and crabcakes, baked acorn squash, asparagus, and french rolls....bring an appetite!

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48543: Omigosh, Millie, you just said the magic words - prime rib! Love it, just love it! Make mine a center cut, very rare, and do you have some horseradish sauce to go with it?

All these cold temperatures just give me the shivers. We're at 34 deg, and to me, that's cold! I walked out to get the paper, and near-'bout froze! My cousin in East Grand Forks, Minnesota is reporting 1 degree. I say rather than fooling with one little old degree, just go on and hit zero. Brrrr!

We have had torrential rains here, the water level in my fishpond is up at least two inches. My little bird-feeding island, which is slightly lower than the grass around it, is under at least an inch of water. I had just put out some cracked corn, and now the doves are wading knee-deep to get at it. They're eating it, though, the poor little things.

Have a great day, everyone, and stay warm! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48544: Sounds like a great day, Lucy. I had my shopping day yesterday. My sister and I hit the mall to go to Bath and Body Works. They had there lotions and body sprays for 4 and 5 dollars, and soaps for a dollar. I bought some Night Blooming Jamise lotion and spray and some Cotton Blossom spray. Also found some freesia soap that smells heavenly! Do ya'll have Bath and Body Works in your area? Thanks for the advice on the fish oil. As far as Sean's eating, we are giving him lower fat foods and lots of fruits, whole grains and veggies. He has been jumping on his trampoline daily and riding his bike. He gets really tired and out of breath now butI told him it will get much easier as he keeps it up and loses weight. His Dad and I are setting an example for him by eating well and I am exercising regularly now. Haven't had the guts to get on the trampoline lately after I hurt my knee on it. Bruce's back seems to be worse each day. He is barely moving now without extreme pain. The pain is getting worse down his right leg. Poor thing, he hates not being able to get up and work.

Well, I have a wedding dinner to go to tonight but Hubby won't be able to go. I would skip it but it is for a dear young friend who is a missionary (the one I had the garage sale for). He is marrying a girl from Australia whose parents are missionaries, I think.

Later, friends!


January 13, 2007 - Msg 48545: Lucy the pics of Ro"s site are great!...yall all need to get more in to her...I have a few more...Millie that supper is SUPER!...Asa and I will wash dishes....what time? Romeena how the Texas weather...just checked here in Ga and its 71 degrees!...well got a couple of outages I have to get someone to take care of....SPOT

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48546: Hey Ro! Didn't see you there. We are expecting a front but it is warm here now. When I was sitting the doc's waiting room yesterday with Bruce, there was a man in there who moved down here from Canada and he said, "They should call this place Shake And Bake, USA because you are either shaking or baking down here!" ha! I thought pretty well described the winters in South Texas.


January 13, 2007 - Msg 48547: Oh, and hey to SPOT and MIllie!


January 13, 2007 - Msg 48548: Hey, Boo....that's funny, shake and bake...
Hey Tom, Lucy, Asa, hazel, possum, kygirl, Romeena and Spot.....Supper's at 6 sharp...I'm making a peach pie for dessert!

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48549: ....or should I make 2 pies?

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48550: Hey Y'all. Things seem like they might be getting better-thanks for the prayers. Maybe things will settle down enough that I can "get back to Mayberry!" I have several days of catching up with everything.
Asa,I was wondering about Mariah lately too,and was happy to read your comments about her.I just know she is an absolute joy to you.
Somebody selling insurance on the Porch? Hmm.. bet it ain't Ed Jenkins,'cuz he morphed into Howard Sprague!
Boo,that freesia soap from Bath & Body works IS very nice-I love it! Sweet Pea is good too. Haven't tried a lot from there,but I do love that freesia.
Well,I'm going back in the archives a bit and get caught up with everything.Have a good night!
possum under a rock

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48551: Better make two - I imagine Spot and Asa will eat a half a pie each! --Romeena

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48552: MESSAGE REMOVED

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48553: Two it is.

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48554: Ro, I make a special horseradish sauce to go with the prime rib. You'll love it.

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48555: Acorn squash and aspargas... some of my favorites! I'll be there. Better make 3 pies, Mil. Let's watch some TAGS DVD's afterwards, ok?
Sorry about Mr. Boo's back, Boo. I think I've told you all before that I have scoliosis, so I can totally relate.
Oh, Lucy, the ep I was in was "Mayberry Goes Bankrupt"
- Hazel

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48556: Asa...as for your daughters decision to be a stay at home mom. She will never regret it. When fungi and I had Kyle, we lived in a tiny house in a not the greateset neighborhood. We only had one car. If I had to take Kyle for an appointment, I drove fungi to work and then we picked him up at quiting time. I look back on those days and never have a moments regret. I stayed home with him until he started to school and then I worked at his school. Those are days that you can not buy. The time I spent bonding with him is so precious to me now! Would not trade it for all the big mansions and fancy cars in all the world.

fun girl

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48557: Wow what a supper ...Ro that sauce was just great...[did it have oregano in it?}...asa wipe yer mouth....whew im full....and what are the blue post anyway?...confuse me and Asa....well im home now and back to work in the morning at 6 to keep the Church lights on...will catch me a sermon on TV and go to the night service...prayers...fg breakfast is on you!...hey Tom,Rev,hazel and all....SPOT

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48558: Good nite Y'all!
FG- You crack me up! Fungi

January 13, 2007 - Msg 48559: Thanks Hazel. Does your scoliosis cause you alot of pain?

So right, Fungirl.

For all you who are so kind to pray for Sean, I wanted to share something that happened today. Sean was being a typical kid, I guess, but was really complaining about how his friends get to go lots of places, and are overindulged, basically. Well, he got quite a lecture on ungratefullness from me and his dad. He kind of looked like we weren't getting throught and I was feeling kind of dissapointed with it all. I went out to do some laundry (of course!) and about 10 seconds later, I heard someone running out the through the garage in my direction and here came
Sean. He literally threw himself into my arms, weeping, asking me to forgive him. He said he was so sad because he loves me and his dad and God so much. I was witnessing a case of genuine repentance. He wept on my shoulder for a long time and prayed to ask God to forgive him. He said he wants to be good and asked Jesus to fill him and help him. It really surprised me, and while it was hard to see him that way, it gave me a strange joy to know how soft his heart was and how much he wanted to do right. Of course I assured him of my love and forgiveness and of God's love and forgivness. I feel in my heart that something special took place in those minutes and I prayed that I would have such grief over my own sin. It really taught me something. Thanks to those of you who have prayed for Sean. We are really feeling those prayers! Prayers for every one of you.


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January 14, 2007 - Msg 48561: Wow, Boo, sounds like our prayers are really being answered with Sean. What a moving story.
I'mm feeling pretty good, considering, so I know y'all's prayers are working for me.
Early church in the morning, then to the park with the dogs and to my mom's for supper. I'm still finishing up laundry, but I'd best lay down awhile, even if I can't sleep.
Have a blessed Sunday!!!

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48562: Good Morning gang!..prayers still Boo and Mil and all....where is that fg with breakfast?..will wait just a bit then I will get the skillet out for yall....very mild morning here in ga...58 degrees!...well let me get these comp. logged on....all lights are on for Church....SPOT

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48563: Hmmm, I wonder if this new feller in town peddling insurance has ever heard of the Green River Ordinance? Maybe someone should enlighten him!

Boo, what a touching story about Sean. That little feller has a big heart. I would say you and Bruce are doing good by him. And as long as your doing that God will bless you all.

Great dinner last night Millie. Me and the Mrs went out to dinner last night and I had planned on a nice halibut steak, but whenyou started talking prime rib it left me a hunger for it and so I changed my mind at the last minute and got that instead. Good stuff for sure. I'd like to try some of that special horse radish sauce on it although as a rule I don't like having my main dish concealed in a heavy sauce.:)

Fungirl, Lucy, Boo, It's good to see women who are willing to put their families before career's. I know how much of a challange that is in today's world, and I understand that circumstances will not always allow a stay at home parent, but it is an important practice if it can be done. You summed it up well Fungirl with your comments about the bonding and memories you have. I think of Boo and how she is staying home to not only be a full time Mother, but to tend to her two aging parents as well, not an easy thing to do to say the least. But what a great example of love and devotion she is, and how her Heavenly Father must be smiling upon her as she serves her family. I read once a comment I thought was very profound. "No sucess in life can compare to the sucess one has in his own home." At least something to that effect.

Spot, I'm starving bud. You cooking?

Hazel, have you tried soaking it? Soak it real good!


January 14, 2007 - Msg 48564: Yea Asa..lets have a late breakfast fg must be busy..menu:scrambled eggs,bisquits and gravy,hashbrowns,grits,country ham and coffee...h20 and milk..pop tarts tarts for the pickey.....SPOT

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48565: Sounds like a great stick to your ribs kinda breakfast Spot. Thanks!


January 14, 2007 - Msg 48566: If there's anything I hate, it's a pushy salesman!
Yes, Boo, it does cause a lot of pain. But I go thru long periods of time, maybe 2 or 3 weeks, where I have good spells and not much pain at all, then I have a flare-up and it's bad again. I can deal with it as long as it's not every day. It's very depressing when it's bad; as anyone who's got back troubles knows.
Sorry I missed breakfast. Does anyone have some lunch for me? You know me and my low blood sugar content. I'll be getting a headache in a minute and I won't be any good to anyone.

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48567: Well I reckon I was responsible for breakfast today, but Otis and I got into the Mulberry Squeezins last night and he ended up in one cell and I ended up in the other. Andy came by today to fix us up that special concoction....you know the one with raw eggs and tobasco. Sorry sherrif I just could not drink it. I dont eat eggs much anyways...unless they are baked into something. I shoooore could not drink em raw. But Andy being the treashah that he is, after I promised to get back on the wagon and not fall off again, he didnt force me to try it. Otis drank it straight down and was feeling spry in a matter of minutes. I just wanted a cup of sassafrass tea and a jar of Vicks for sniffing..the fumes make the nausea go away....Is there nothing VICKS can not do??

a hung over, embarrassed, repentant,
fun girl

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48568: that was a joke ya'll...didnt want you all to think I really tied one on last night...hee hee


January 14, 2007 - Msg 48569:
Sorry to have went on about lipitor and than run off the porch! Whew, busy weekend!
Boo- I looked at my drugbook on lipitor and it says "extreme caution on dispensing to 12 and under." Liver problems can come up etc.
Kirkland is Costco's brand name. (About 13.00 for 500 capsules) They are also made by Nature Made and other brands. A good dose is one WITH each meal. Taking with meal prevents Fish burps." Of coure, any brand of garlic that is high in allicin is a great one too! It also helps with reducing choles.
The temp was only 45 in Phx yesterday with is COLD for us! ha
I heard there was a bad ice storm in Dallas. Hope it didnt knock out Romeena's power!
Fun girl, pass me the squeezins! ha
Floyd, thank s for dealin with the ineteloper.
Happy Sabbath,

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48570: Thanks Floyd,hey fg guess you had to sleep in...ha ha..hey MDC they are testing in daytona!..mavis where are ya?..CHUCK!...tonight lets whole fried catfish,hushpuppys,tarter sauce,greenbeans and cornbread and fried tgreen tomatoes....Bears advance to the next big dance in football against the saints!..well my work day is about done..still 68 here in ga...all lights are on...will get off at 6 and catch the evening service...then back at 6 in the morning for the holiday...double time and a half so i dont mind...just work till 2 pm [8hrs]..gona start moving Miss Sherrys boxes in the dog house basement thu...Boo how is your house coming?...well phone ringing...see ya at supper!..SPOT the"go bears" dog of your porch....

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48571: MDC Our high today is 18. Dag blame cold! Bring on spring!


January 14, 2007 - Msg 48572: Good evening porch folks. Haven't been by for a few days so thought I say howdy. weather here has been cloudy but on the warm side, 60's during the day. we did have some snow Tuesday though. Kids are out of school tomorrow for MLK day but I will work and so will my husband. supper sounds good SPOT. It is good to see you all today, have missed being here. Prayers to all on the porch. See you later. Big Maude

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48573: Welcome Sweet Springtime We Greet Thee in Song...

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48574: Hi porch folk, Sorry to hear about all the troubles, Boo. MDC, I could also use your advice on drugs too. My son's acne, which we've been fighting for two years is totally out of hand. The last derm. wanted to put him on Acutane (strong drug). We quit going, but it's so bad now that I'm ready to try anything. My husband does not want to do Acutane, although everyone I know who has had to put their kid on it because of serious acne has not had a problem with it. But, I know what my husband means about not knowing what it could do to him down the road. We've tried every cosmetic thing known to man including Mary Kay, Melaleuca, Proactive, antibiotics, minecline, duoac, and tazorac (cream drugs--not sure those are spelled right). Anybody??

We're having a serious ice storm here. I miss having my neighbor Colt to commiserate with. Great to see all the lively discussion. What's with this BLUE guy?
Charlotte Tucker

January 14, 2007 - Msg 48575: MESSAGE REMOVED