Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween Night


Well I survived another day at work.   It was crazy all the people buying candy at the last minute.. I think I kept up prettty good.  Learned some new tricks tonight on how to be faster.  I just want to make sure I am friendly too. One of the checkers I work with is my best friend.

She was telling my husband tonight that she heard two of the baggers talking about me and that I was too slow.  Well I am not too slow because my items per minute has improved everyday.  I think they are just jealous because they are baggers and I started as a checker.

She told them off and to leave me alone because I was new and of course it was going to take time for me to increase my speed.

I don't know what those witches were talking about because if it is who I think it is, she couldn't even keep up with me and the purchases were getting all crowded where she needed to be bagging them.

I hope they aren't going to try and cause problems for me because I am just there to make a living and pay my bills.

I don't care if I win the fastest checker or not as long as I take good care of my customers and make sure their bread doesn't get smashed by going too fast for the baggers to keep up.

This is the first year that I haven't dressed up. :(

My son called today and said he got his student loans and that it was going to be a payment of $400.00 a month. OUCH!

I hope that I will be able to make alot of hours and send a little money his way to help.

I still got to pay my electric bill.  It is late and I don't have enough yet. 

Tomorrow I work 4:30 to 8:30 .  That will be a little easier than it was tonight.

Hope everyone had a Happyand Safe Halloween!

Hug Someone You Love, Barbara      

Halloween Questions


Okay I got this from Amanda;

I will answer them, then you have a go:

Halloween Questions:
1)  What are your three favorite scary movies or Halloween movies?
1.  The Shining

2. Poltergeist

3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (remake)

2)  What is the scariest monster to you?

Dracula or vampires oh yeah and I also like that movie Van Helsing and The Village 

3)  What is your favorite Halloween candy? 

candy corns, m&m's ,mars candy bars, bubble gum, carmel apple suckers,   oh was I suppose to choose just one? That would be like eating one potato chip don't ya think?

4)  Have you ever seen a ghost?

Actually yes, at my last job we had a girl ghost who was there all the time.  She liked to play tricks on us such as throwing the toaster across the room,  putting fake tickets on the cooks wheel, and she also would make things fly off the counter. She scared some of the people I worked with, but she didn't scare me, I would just tell her to behave.

5)  Do you own any glow-in-the dark clothing?

my pajamas lol

6)  Would you spend the night in a haunted house?

not a house that was haunted by mean ghosts, but one like the little girl, sure.

7)  Have you ever bobbed for apples?
Yes, when I was in high school we all got together at a friends house and I had spent hours getting ready for the guy I absolutely adored, and not thinking about how the makeup would get all smeared and stuff I stuck my whole head into the bucket of apples and came out looking like a drowned rat.  Needless to say I didn't get the guy lol

8)  What is your favorite Halloween memory? 

My favorite memories of Halloween are the years I spent celebrating with my son Eric.  We would dress up in comtumes that went together such as football player(him) and referee(me) Doctor in Training(him) and Patient( me and people thought I had been in a real accident because I gave myself a black eye, road rash and a broken leg and walked with crutchs) Then when he got into the scary phase he went as a dead person and i went as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Complete with the red shoes and all.

 9)  What is the scariest nightmare you have had? 
I dreamed that my niece Kellie was drowning and I couldn't reach her.  I called her house right away and told her she could never go swimming for the rest of her life.  Well she is 25 now and perfectly safe. 
10)  Are there any famous haunts in your town?

The restaurant where I worked.  Some people don't believe it until they work there.

 okay nopw it's your turn leave me a link so i can go and read your answers. Thanks, Barbara

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween Everyone!

This will be the first year I don't dress up :(.

I will be working today from 3:45 until 9.  I am sure I will be selling alot of candy.  I bet we will be busy too.  Last minute shoppers in a hurry to get home for the trick or treaters.  I am trying to gear myself up for Thanksgiving rush, so I guess today will be a good test run. 

I am going to grab up the extra candy after I get off work and hide it from my self to put in my son's Christmas stocking.  Think  he will notice that it was Halloween candy on Christmas morning?

This is how he found out where Santa Claus did his shopping for his stocking.  Can you believe that Santa forgot to take off the price tags that said Dollar General?

I am in a much better mood today than I was yesterday.  We have tons of fish left over so I don't even have to cook dinner tonight when I get home.

I love having this extra hour to chill.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.  I will be back to check on you guys later


Patricks Six and SEven

Picture from Hometown

1. What is a bigger pet peeve for you:  someone trying to talk on a cell phone during a movie, a baby crying in a restaurant, a dog barking on your street, or music played loud enough to rattle windows.


The worst for me is people who talk on their cell phones and make other people wait on them, such as a waitress trying to take their order or standing in line and making the people behind them wait to pay and the cashier to get paid. GRRR.

Babies crying never gets to me because I have the magic to stop the crying.  Works everytime.

 Dogs barking..only when I am trying to sleep. 

 And music...heck no turn it up!!!

2. What is your favorite cologne or perfume that you wear most often?  Which one is the one you like the scent of, but don't wear often or at all?

I like Obsession, but also like Moonlight Path

3. In your opinion, what is the best way to tell someone you value how much they mean to you?

The best way is often and just to say I love you. A letter is nice too because it is something they can take with them to remind them when you are away. A picture with I love you on it is even better.
4. Earlier this week, I posted a personality quiz:   If you haven't taken it, please do; if you already have, how accurate were the results compared with your true personality.

My score was 45.  Definitely me:
41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

5. When was the last time you feel you got as much sleep as you really needed in a single night?

Sleep? Define sleep...i think i remember what it is..who can sleep when there is so little time and all these interesting people to read about and meet. lol

6. If a stranger walked up to you and handed you a briefcase with enough money to pay off every debt you had down to the penny, do you think you could start from then on living debt-free? 

Heck yeah.  Any volunteers?

And here is the seven:

You are given control of a cable network to run a seven-movie Halloween marathon.  Which movies would you choose?

1. Sleepy Hollow

2. Shaun Of The Living Dead

3. Young Frankenstein

4. Ametyville

5. Little Shop Of Horrors

6. The Ring


The scarier ones would be on later at night so the little ones wouldn't have nightmares 

Okay I have done my homework now, will write about my day later.



Sunday, October 30, 2005

Erics graduation

These pictures are from Erics graduation from Le Cordon Bleu Texas Culinary Academy.  He graduated back in July but since i am just now keeping up with my journal I decided to post them.  I am so proud of him and his friends.  I loved the fact that Eric went to chef school and made it through/.  He loves being a chef and is very good at it.  Best thing he could have done,  He loves his job.  I miss him but I know he is better off being there than in this Hick town.  Love ya man. Mom

mood swings i hate them


Okay now I feel bad.  I went in the kitchen and cut up the potatos and was going to make the pie and we have no milk.  I suggested to Rick that he turn the handle on the pot of oil that he was using to fry the fish ( yes it turned into him cooking it inside) and he snapped at me to get out of the kitchen.  And what do you know I start crying like a big old baby.

He came after me and hugged me and said he was sorry.  He said for me to just relax that he wanted to do something for me for a change.

Why are you crying?  I don't know!!!

I guess sometimes I just take it and take it and then it reaches my eyes and the water just comes out.

He really is a good guy and does try to do special things for me, he just snaps alot

 This is how he was raised, his whole family yell at each other, but to them they are just communicating.

When I was growing up I never saw my parents fight.  No one ever raised their voices.

For the first 5 years of my marriage there were times when I thought my husband hated me.

That is what happens when you are raised in Disneyland where the whole world smiles all the time.

I am not complaiing as you will read in my earlier entrys

I have to keep minimizing this because Rick keeps coming to check up on me, he just came in and gave me another hug and to make sure I was okay

Gotta love him.

I guess all this new job and pressure is getting to me

but..........I will be fine.


Fish Fry


Today my husband woke me up asking me what I wanted for supper.  How the heck do I know at 7:00 in the morning?

He has decided that we are going to have a fish fry.  He has invited guests and everything.  I was just on the second section of my Sunday newspaper when he asked me to wash the fish pot.

Then as I finally got started on my crossword puzzle, he asked me to sort the beans.  After this I went outside and picked up pecans.

I came in and he asked me to bread the fish......

Then I made some bread in my bread machine.  It is so pretty I am not going to let anyone eat it until they admire it first.

Now he wants me to go and peel and cut up potatos for fries...



Okay...I feel better, sorry I screamed.

I gotta go make Coconut Cream pie for dessert, so as a  wrapup to all this:

For supper we are having Fried Fish, French Frys, Pinto Beans and Coconut Cream pie for dessert.

Hungry yet?  Come on over, might as well I think my husband alreay invited half the neighborhood over.  One or two more couldn't hurt.

The bad thing is that after everyone eats they dissapear and guess who gets stuck with the dishes.  The husband you ask?



Saturday, October 29, 2005




Happy Halloween Friends



Just feeling sad because this will be my first year not to be with Eric at Halloween, we both have to work. Like I told ya'll he is a chef in Austin and we live 2 hours and 6 minutes away.

I miss my little boy.  He is all grown up now, 21 and moved away and on his own.  I miss the noises he made just walking around the house.  He used to play his guitar and I could listen to him for hours.  He is that good.

When he first started playing the saxaphone. He was horrible...I didn't want to hurt his feelings but the noise was really unbearable...note note s q  e eeeeeeeeeeeeeek! AH


So I told him that I think that the sound would carry so much better if he practiced out on the front porch deck. :).

One time I was sunbathing in the yard by his little plastic pool, (okay so we are rich, don't mean to rub your faces in it)

Okay so anyway as I was laying out by the pool, he came up to me and said, "Mommy, I have something for you hold out your hand."

\People, when children say this please please open your eyes and see what it is that they actually do have for you.  Don't do like I did and blindly put your hand out.

Well what he had for me was a big fat spider!!!!

I screamed my head off and went running around the yard.

Poor kid, sat down and cried.  He was only 3 and didn't know that spiders have fangs and they can kill you.

I put a picture on here of my adventuresome young Eric and his cousin playing with a snake they found in the yard while they were digging for worms to go fishing.

Notice Eric's face how fasinated he is and proud to be holding a killer snake (not really, just a nice grass snake)

And then look at his cousin Noah who looks like...okay can we drop it now?

Needless to say Eric kept me on my toes when he was younger.  I can't wait for grandchildren!!!!!

Thanks for adding your name to my map Holly.  I think you have one of the best journals I have  come across, how come you haven't gotten guest editor yet?

well my son just called me so i will spruce this up in a little while. Barbara



Okay this is my entry for cute.  How cute can this be?  And you know they really are angels.  This is my neice and nephew.

Friday, October 28, 2005



Tonight I made my grandmothers itallian spagetti.  It has all fresh ingrediants in it.

Mushrooms, tomatos, onion, garlic etc.

And of course I had to make garlic bread with it. For dessert we are having cantaloupe. 

I am trying to keep the vampires away with the garlic. Wish me luck.

Grab a plate and dig in!!! :)


I Hate Mornings


Well I made it to work on time!!! The very first thing I had to do was drive all the electric carts outside.  Oh brother!!! I have never driven one of these in my entire life and now I have to go park 5 of them in this tiny little space and plug them in ... okay

 I told them that we were all missing out on a lot of money.

If they would just set up a hidden camera, we could make a fortune off of America's Funniest Home Videos.  The first episode would show me on the day of retriving shopping carts from the parking lot, that one could have probably won at least second place, but today would have been the big winner.  After I figured out that you have to turn the opposite way to go the way you want, and ran into some of the barbeque pits they had for sale outside, ( ever wonder where the dents come from?) I finally managed to park them and then, they wouldn't reach the plug in......needless to say this chore took longer than it was suppose to.  Hopefully they won't schedule me at that hour too much. 

 After that I was on a register for 3 hours with the most unpatient people I have ever run across.

You know those nice people who bring donuts into the office for every one to share?  Well they aren't so nice when they go to buy them, giving themselves only a few minutes before they need to be at work.  There was a lot of huffing and puffing this morning while they were waiting their turn in line to pay.  NOt to mention the fact that I would have killed anyone for one more cup of coffee and that is what everyone had drinking waiting in line.                               


Before I went on my break the manager told me I was going to have to take a produce test when I came back on.  I asked her if she knew it was only my fourth day.  I spent my short fifteen minute break shoving a donut and diet pepsi down my throat and a quick cig while cramming for my produce test.

I did fine on the test, it was mostly just identifying fruits and veggies.  Then I had to take a bagging test.  I did okay on that one too.  Really I don't think you get in trouble for not doing well on the test, it is just to help you learn where you need to work on something.

Any way when I got off work I decided it was time to get some groceries for our own house.  So I went shopping.  Lesson one:

Always go home and change out of your uniform first or you will be stopped one hundred times with people thinking you are working and ask you for help.

It is not that I mind helping people, it's just that I don't want to spend 2 hours in the store doing my own shopping.

I didn't get home until after one.  I put away all my groceries after I scanned them for the survey company that I belong to and then ate an apple. 

Next thing I know I had passed out.

I woke up at 6 o'clock and now I have to go and cook dinner.  I am making spagetti tonight.  Anyone hungry?\

Sorry I didn't get back to you today Holly I was in snooze ville. 

I go back tomorrow at 4 so I will have the morning to catch up on things I need to do around here.

I went to go look at my map I made yesterday and there I am in Texas....all by myself :( No one has gone by yet.

Well I'm off to cook some supper, check back later.


My JLand Map

Okay now guys can you go by and add yourself to my Jland map?  I know alot of you stop by to read and I love it. leave me a  comment or two.  But if that is too much go visit my map and add yourself. Would love to know who stops by.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Morning Hours/ My Parents Are The Best

Another day another dollar

Today I went in to work at 7:00 am yes I did wake up!  I was dreaming that I was at my job already and that I couldn't find the number I needed to get away from the cash register.  :)

I hate those kind of dreams because you wake up tired.  I had a hard time going to sleep last night.  I think I am getting my wisdom teeth or something because my teeth ache at night so bad that I have to go and take advil.

My mom called me today and said she had to go tomorrow and have a test or treatment done to her eyes.  What she has has a long name that I won't even attempt to write.  Anyway she said that they were going to give her an her eye!!! What!!!! No Way.

My mom has been through a lot.  She has survived breast cancer. She lost my little sister to lung cancer.  As a young girl she lost her brother to appendicides. She had diverticalitus, and she also had some kind of thyroid surgery that left her talking like Minnie Mouse for awhile.  Through all this she has kept her crazy sense of humor and love of life.  I admire her so much.  She keeps me in line when I complain about work or something that did not go my way.

She has helped so many people through out the years.  She is 69 years old and still walks 5 miles a day.  You wouldn't catch me walking one .

She has had the love and support of my Dad for 49 years.  They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary soon.  My little sister always wanted to do something up big for them.  Hopefully I can get with my older sister and we can do something for them.  Any ideas?

My Daddy is my hero.  He is retired from the San Antonio State Hospital and worked with the patients there as head chaplin.  He does so much to help out other people too.  He is my sounding board and confidant.  He has actually been published with a book that he wrote call Church Mouse by Dr. Robert F. Cullum.  If you like to read this is a great book of true storys of what it is like to be a mental patient in a hospital and the people that treat them. I read it in one day.

He has a lot of patience with the patients.  I thank God for my parents everyday.  I was one of the lucky ones that actually got two people who love and adore each other and spread the love around.

Thanks Mom and Dad

Well this took a turn didn't it.  I was going to go grocery shopping after work today but hadn't made up my list yet, so I came home and typed up my list and got my coupons together. I am going to shop after I get off tomorrow.

I only work until 10 am...but I have to be there at...5:45!!!

i SURE DO hope that they don't schedule me that early alot.

Saturday I don't go in until 4.  The girl that was rude to me yesterday tried it again today and I turned to her and "politely" told her that I was fine and if I needed her help I would call her. GRRRR

Everyone else there are great. Oh and I also got paid today, and guess what?  I already earned a special bonus of $100!!!

I freaked.  I think I will keep this information to myself and spend it on the family for Christmas because if my hubby learns of it he will just want me to pay the whole electric bill ask..what if he reads your journal?

Not going to happen.  He hates this computer and has not been on it once.  He is afraid he would break it.  And even if he got brave enough to use it he would never know where to find my journal.  So I am safe on venting all I want. :).

Well I guess you are tired of hearing about me today so I will say TOODLES, Barbara 

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

day is done

It's Me

Okay I am not sure if frustrated is the right mood.  GIVE US MORE CHOICE!!!!  Anyway.  I know I said I wasn't going to write until tomorrow, but I have to say this:

I have trained over 100 people on the first days of their job and I have tried always to be understanding and patient.  Today I was smart and took a "cheat" sheet with me so that I could answer my own problems.  I was doing great.  I was taking my time and making sure that I was nice to each person and chatting it up and all that good stuff.

Side note:  I hate going to pay for my stuff and the cashier barely even acknowledges my presents.  Some don't even say hi or anything, they just ring up your purchase and then tell you the price.  Sometimes not even thanking you.

I think it is very important to slow down enough so that you are careful with their purchases and that you are accurate.  Smile at the kids and show your personality.

 Okay so I am doing fine and then this lady came up with her WIC.  I am very careful to treat these people the same and to be accurate ringing up their purchases.  Any way this cashier who was sent to releave me for a break comes up and instead of saying something like, oh let me help you with that, she says.  Move you are doing that all wrong, I'll do it and starts typing on my register and doesn't even explain what she is doing.  Well I had been doing it right all night and just when she came up I had misjudged a cereal purchase.  She was rude. 

And there is also this one bag girl who is probably a wanna be cashier but couldn't pass the test or something who gives me "attitude" any time I ask for help.  I asked her to get a customer another choice of something and she said, call a manager, I'm not going.  I am trying really hard not to reach across and knock her on her... no can't do that..but i guarantee you i will remember these two after I have been there awhile and I will go back and ask them why they were so hateful to me on my second day.  Cheez, I am going tomake a couple of mistakes on my first days...give me a break!!!

I think she is just jealous, as for the first girl wtf?  Can't you say it in a nicer way?  I wish I could avoid these two but they look like they work alot so I am going to have to pretend to like them. 

I really do have to get to bed though because after my little mini vacation from the working world 5:00 is going to be here before I know it.  I am going to try and get up at 5 so that I have plenty of time to drink my coffee and eat something before work. I only work until 11 so afterwards I am going to the bank and probably back to the store.  Only this time to shop because we are out of everything.  Today for lunch I ate a hard as rock sandwich and stale chips. sounds delicious don't  it?  Any way I will say nite nite for tonite and I will write some tomorrow when I get home running around after work.

I have been through worse things at work and I will survive these morons who I guess think I can't hang.  Believe me, I know how to hang.  Just Wait and SEE!!! Barbara

Day Two

Day Two of being a cashier. I wonder if I will be as busy as I was on Day one.  I am going to get there early this time so I can take my time opening my locker to put my purse and just in case I can't figure out how to open the safe for my till.  The other girl said she had trouble with this.  I just need to learn to take the time to breath.  I guess I didn't realize how fast paced it was going to be.  The customers come one right after the next with no time in between.  And most people are in a hurry.  Tonight is Weds so maybe alot of people will be in church.  At least I will be working on Friday morning, so I won't have to worry about selling beer.  But on Sat I work night, so I will. As soon as I get my first check the whole thing is going to my electric bill.  What a bummer.  To work 44 hours and the whole thing goes to pay one bill.  Oh well, guess we have to have lights.  Our bill this month is $152.56. Well maybe I will have a few bucks left.  GRRRR I hate bills.

Okay so yesterday all I did basically was post some pictures of my son and daughter. Well Tiny my dog is my daughter. She is so funny.  I don't think she knows she is a dog.  She goes everywhere with me.  She is very smart, so knows that Eric now lives in Austin.  She can be sound asleep and if you say Austin she wakes up immediately and is ready to travel.  She misses Eric as much as we do.  She goes with me when I go to visit.  I don't even have to worry about missing the exit because when we get close to his apartment she gets real excited and starts barking.

I didn't do much of anything yesterday.  Okay, I was lazy.  When it came close to the time for Rick to be home I ran around the house like a mad woman and started picking stuff up to make it look like I spent the whole day cleaning. lol.  Really I just spent time on this computer and I went to the library and checked out some books. 

Today I have to work from 5:15 to 9:30.  I will have to go straight to bed when I get home because I will have to be back at work at 7:00 in the morning.  At my last job I had to be at work every morning at 6:00.  But since my days are now different I have gotten in the habit of sleeping a little later.  I will have to set my alarm clock tonight for sure. 

I am not nervous anymore about my new job.  I already decided that I am just going to take my time and if I need to "pick it up a bit"  I will just wait for them to tell me that.  If I try to go too fast I might make a mistake so I would rather be accurate. 

Yesterday my phone kept ringing.  My new co worker must have put my number on her speed dial list because her little 2 year old kept dialing my number.  She doesn't speak English so here I am with a two year old trying to explain to her to go and get her mom.

All I got was "Um hm, kay" and then jabber jabber.  Finally I just quit answering my phone. 

Today I want to spend some time reading the books I checked out.

I talked to Eric yesterday three times.   I love talking to him.  I miss having him around the house. 

Well I guess that's all for now.  Hopefully I will have something cool to write about tomorrow.  I will check back after work. Until then.......Barb      

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Eric and Tiny


Monday, October 24, 2005

I Survived And Now Am Answering My Own Questions


Okay so I have just finished my first day as a cashier and I survived!!!  All the customers were really nice and even helpful.  I thought it would be fun to go back and answer some of my stress questions from the entry before and how I handled it.

Many of the customers were surprised that it was my first day.  They said they thought I knew what I was doing...thanks anyway here goes:

Yesterdays entry with questions answered lol and halleluiah!

Tomorrow is my first actual day as a real life cashier. I am trying not to be nervous about it, but I have so many questions.  Where do I pick up my money? ok this one was explained to me when I came in for my shift, I went to the front office and they gave me my till.  From now on though I will be getting it out of a safe with my number on it all counted and ready to go.  They don't give you time to check the start amount which I am not too crazy about because I think it would be more fair if you knew for a fact that you are starting with a certain amount.  That way if you are over or short, you would know it was right to start with. Long answer, no wonder I was stressing!!

Am I going to be working alone at my own register? Yes, as soon as I got there they put me all alone on my own register, and it was busy it was swim or drown time and I swam!!!!

What if some jerk gets in my line and gives me a hard time? Most of the customers were really nice.  There were two old ladies who complained because they had to wait on someone going to get another ham for them because they pick one that was not marked.  But they would probably have found something wrong no matter what happened.

 What if he is my very first customer?  He wasn't and they weren't.

Will I get a break? I did and I didn't even notice the time flying by until 4 hours into my shift.   Then I was given a 15 minute break. 

 Will I have a nicotine fit? Didn't even remember that I smoked I was so busy lol

Will I remember everything I learned?No I didn't, but I caught on real quick and asked for help. 

 Are they going to be patient with me?  Everyone but the two old ladies so I guess that is pretty good  

OH MY GOD!!!!!!

Thank You God!!!!

So it went very well and now I will be off tomorrow.  I am going to CHILL OUT  I will do some cleaning but I am also going to pamper myself tomorrow and have a Barbara day.  I go back to work on Weds. from 5:15-9:30.  I will survive!!!!



Okay, here is something that woke me in the middle of the night.  I wanted to get up and write about it in my journal but my husband already thinks I am addicted to this thing, so I decided to wait until morning.

Okay here is my any of you ever dream about your childhood sweetheart?  I have been married to Rick for the past 24 years and I love him dearly but..I will always have a special place in my heart for Paul.  We were bf /gf in highschool.  He broke up with me, so I guess this is why I never really got over him. 

Anyway, last night I dreamed that we ran into each other at some kind of party.  It was present day and we are both married.  He came over to me and told me that he has always loved me and that even though he was happily married he would like to spend some time with me catching up.  He looked exactly the same as he did in high school. ( which I know is not the case)  any way we went off and just sat by the lake and had a long talk.

The wierd thing is that I was at the mall about a month ago and I actually did run into his little brother.  He recognized me right off and came over and talked to me.  Since I have moved away from the town I grew up in SA and haven't seen any of my friends from my old school in over 20 years I was surprised that he recognized me.  He said that I looked exactly the same as he remembered and that he knew right away that it was me.  I wouldn't have reconized him.

Which makes me many times I may have walked right by or even next to someone from my past that I didn't recognize.

Does any of this make sense?

Oh well, anyway It was nice catching up with Paul.  Even if it was only in my I can't wait to go to sleep again. lol

I do love you Rick, but you KNOW you have probably had dreams about your ex girlfriend Jamie and are too scared to tell me about it!!!!!!

Has this happened to you?  Send me a comment! Barb

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Three Things

I saw this on the marines journal and decided to answer them for myself:

1. Barbara

2. Aunt Barbie

3. Mom
1. Waitress Angel


3. barbiedoll

. My sense of humor

2. My artistic talents

3. My ability to make and keep friends

1. My nose

2. not being organized

3. too short

1. Itallian

2. Irish

3. American

1. People who are mean

2. Algebra

3. Drunks


1. Liars

2. Theifs

3. People who think they are better than everyone else
1.Safety of family

2. Nightmares

3. Being lost

1. Love

2. Coffee

3. Sleep
1. Purple tank top

2. Socks that say Dog Tired

3. gray sweats (sounds sexy don't it) lol
1. Coffee cup with Texas Culinary Academy

2. cell phone

3. Angel clock telling me that yes it really is past my bedtime

1. Okay

2. Have a nice day

3. I love you
1. Rascal Flatts

2. Aerosmith

3. BadCompany


1. God Bless The Broken Road

2. Mayberry

3. Somewhere Over The Rainbow

1. Eric

2. Rick

3.Tiny ( my dog but she thinks she is people) 


1. Loyal

2. Honest

3. Good Listeners
1. Sense of Humor

2. Eyes

3. Use your imagination

1. Play guitar

2. Put up dry wall

3. Algebra


2. Singing

3. Writing


2. New House

3.Swimming Pool
1. Professional Singer

2. Child Psychologist

3. Writer

1. Italy

2. Hawaii

3. California

1. See my son reach his dreams

2. Have many grandchildren

3. Make a difference

all day long


I spent all day today trying to log on.  I have no idea why my computer was giving me a hard time.  All I know is that when I go to log off each day it won't let me.  I don't want to just turn my computer off, I am paying alot for this and I sure don't want to break it.

Other than fighting with my computer I worked on my lion family.  I am painting a picture of a male and female lions with 3 lion cubs.  I love to paint. 

Tomorrow is my first actual day as a real life cashier. I am trying not to be nervous about it, but I have so many questions.  Where do I pick up my money? Am I going to be working alone at my own register? What if some jerk gets in my line and gives me a hard time?  What is he is my very first customer?  Will I get a break?  Will I have a nicotine fit? Will I remember everything I learned?  Are they going to be patient with me?  OH MY GOD!!!!!!

Ok stop stressing will be great.  I must repeat this one hundred times.

The cook from my last job called me today and told me that everyone misses me there.  She said that the manager was still a witch spelled with a B.  I knew that already.  The reason I quit. 

It is getting cool here.  A cold front is blowing in.  Right now it is 66 degrees.  For some of you that is probably hot, but here in Texas it is YEAH!!!!

Maybe I will write more later, Barb 

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Thank God I Am Now Trained!

I DID IT...I FINISHED MY TRAINING!!!!  Thank God!!! Now I can be a casheri.  I was so exhausted when I got home tonight.  It reminded me of how silly little things can be annoying at times, so I am posting stuff that annoys me to get it off my chest

Stuff that Annoys Me! 

People who point at their wrist while asking for the time. I know where my watch is buddy, where the heck is yours?

People who are willing to get off their butt to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually.

When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too".  What good is a cake if you can't eat it? What, should I eat someone else's cake instead?

 When people say "It's always in the last place you look". Of course it is. Why would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

When people say, while watching a movie "Did you see that?" No , I paid $9.00 to come to the theatre and stare at the frigging ceiling up there. What did you come here for?

When something is "new and improved", which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it.

 When a cop pulls you over and then asks if you know how fast you were going? You should know officer ,you frigging pulled me over.

When people say "Life is short." What the heck?? Life is the longest thing anyone ever does!! What? Are they going to do something that's longer?

When people ask "Can I BORROW a piece of paper?" Sure, but please don't return the favor! It's one piece of paper!

When you are waiting for the bus and someone ask you "Did the bus come yet?" If the bus came I would not be standing here !

People who ask "Can I ask you a question?" Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya buddy?

Okay I feel better now.  At least I am off tomorrowI can sleep all day, after I read all my new friends journals, write in my own, finish painting my lions, wash clothes for my new job, go grocery shopping and pay the gas bill...did I forget anything?  Oh yeah...zzzzzzzzzzz.

training sucks

Last night I was too tired to make an entry.  I had checker traing and it lasted 5 long hours.  I passed both of my tests. The instructor was confusing and went too fast on the important information that we were being tested on, but with the help of God I did pass.  I know once I start this job and get into the swing of things I wil be fine.  I have to go early today and finish the last class.  It will be from 12-6.  The part I don't like about today is that I have to drive myself.  The girl I was riding with has to stay in town for a party.  I am sure I will be fine, I just don't like driving in SA.  After class today if I am not too tired I am going to buy me some more khaki pants somewhere.  I am off tomorrow.  THANK GOD.  I will write more tonight as I am not in the mood for thinking right now, I will get enough of that later in class.  So for now....peace out. Barb 

Friday, October 21, 2005

Alcohol Training

Okay so I wrote all this last night and when I got ready to save it my computer was kicked off aol. wth?  Anyway here goes.  Last night I went to alcohol training for my new job.  This is the only part about the job that I do not like.  I don't like telling someone that they can not purchase any more alcohol because state law prohibits me from selling any alcoholic beverages to a person who has had enough.  Most people do not take too kindly to someone stopping their "fun"  especially if they have already passed the  point of no return.  Also when minors come in and try to buy with fake id's or just slip by.  The policy at my new job is that we have to id anyone who looks under 30, even if we know for a fact that they are old enough.  Okay... So I decided what I was going to do is just be a pain about it and let it be known that I would definately id you if you came through my line with matter, what hubby included.  That way I will get a reputation of always being the one who ids people and maybe they will go through someone elses line.  This way I can avoid having to do this.  What really gets to me about it isn't the fact that I have to id someone or refuse to sell to them .  It is the fact that if I make a mistake and sell to someone who is either intoxicated or a minor I could face a fine of $4000.00 or a year in jail. Guess what I don't have $4000.00 to spend on someone's good time and I sure as hello am not going to go to jail for a year.  So FYI if you are going to buy alcohol illegally...PLEASE STAY OUT OF MY LINE. I WILL ID YOU EVERYTIME. 

Today I go in at 5 for checker training.  I will be there until 11 so that means I won't be home until midnight I am sure.  I hope I catch on to this training fast because I am already on the schedule for Mon night.  I usually learn real fast and I am sure I will do fine. 

Luckily I have my nights off next week for Tues and Thurs and will not miss any of my shows.  I got online last night to find out what happened during Surivivor.  It is not the same as "being there".  But at least none of my favorites were voted off.

I would actually love to be on one of the reality tv shows.  My first pick would be Big Brother because they have a potty, food and even a pool.  Survivor would be my second choice because of the adventure of travel and living on the land.  I would never never want to be on Fear Factor.  That show scares me lol.  Well I guess this is long enough for now.  I can't believe that I am up this early writing down my thoughts.  I do enjoy letting it all out and I think it will help me to keep my thoughts organized.  Anyway Until later...........Barb  

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Girls Night Out

Warning if you don't like funny jokes skip this one:  Not intended for children...


Two women who had been friends for years, decided to go for a Girls Night Out, and were over-enthusiastic on the martinis.

Incredibly drunk and walking home, they needed to use the bathroom. They were very near a cemetery and one of them suggested they go behind a headstone. The first woman had nothing to dry herself with so she thought she'd take off her panties, use them, then throw them away. Her friend, however, was wearing rather expensive underwear and didn't want to ruin hers, but was lucky to salvage a large ribbon from a wreath that was on one of the graves. She dried herself with the ribbon. After finishing, they then made off for home.

The next day the first woman's husband phoned the other husband and said, "This girls night out thing has got to stop right now. My wife came home last night without her panties."

"That's nothing." said the other husband, "Mine came home with a card stuck to her butt that said, "FROM ALL OF US AT THE FIRE STATION, WE'LL NEVER FORGET YOU."

Shopping Carts Are Heavy!!!

Man... I sure could have used the help of one hundred angels today.  Hey you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just finished my store orientation.  They asked us to push in 5 carts.  Oh My God!!!  I was going to be this great employee and go to the farthest end of the parking lot and quickly grab 5 carts and push them inside.   NOT!!!  How do these young kids do this?  I had the hardest time.  I have a new respcet for them for sure.  My carts kept coming apart and I was chasing them all over the parking lot making sure that I didn't hit anyones car.  They were SO Heavy!!!  I was the last one to finish.  I was exhausted doing that once.  I can't even imagine doing it all day long.  Thank God I was hired as a cashier.  I won't have to do that very often.  I am scheduled for 21.45 hours next week. And guess what?  They don't have me scheduled during the Amazing Race and Survivor for next week.  WHEEEEEE.

I will be missing it tomorrow, but hopefully I can catch up. I go for alcohol training tomorrow from 5-9.  I will be riding in with my new cashier friend.  I decided to let her drive and I gave her money for gas.  That way we won't get stranded as my car starts when it wants  It is a 1997 but I think the fuel pump is getting out of whack.  So tonight we did a tour around the store and learned how to look at our schedules.  I am going to make me a work calendar to put by my computer so I can see at a glance when I work.  That way Rick will know too.  I guess that is all for now except to say, the next time you see someone working in the parking lot of your local grocery store give them a smile....they work hard for da money!!! Hugs, Barb  

Oh yeah and it took forever for the clock in thing to pick up my fingerprint!!! I had to use my thumb!!

What Does Your Birthdate Mean?

Try this one. It comes pretty close


What are you going to be for Halloween?  I haven't decided yet.  This is one of my favorite holidays because you get to dress up and be a kid again.  Now that my son is 21 and doesn't live at home anymore I don't have anyone to trick or treat with. Actually he stopped that practice when he became a teen and was "too grownup". I will never grow up and just might go out all by myself and have some fun this year.  When my son was a child we use to dress up in the same theme.  We won many first place ribbons and treats.  For any of you out there with small children here are some of the ideas we won with:  One year Eric was a football player and I was a referee.  One year he was a doctor in training and I was a patient.  Use your imagination and make your own costumes.  Enjoy the kids being small and savor the experiences with them.  If you have small children don't forget to do all the fun things on the holidays.  Carve the pumpkin. Go Trick or Treating. Just don't get into any trouble lol.  I am looking forward to having grandchildren one day so that I can start all this over again.  Until then I will be that crazy woman that shows up at your door and

yells: Trick or Treat Smell my feet give me something good to eat.:)


Barbara is

barbara is nuclear free( of course)
barbara is back (and you're gonna be in trouble)

barbara is a high energy dance fiddler from springfield (i wish)
barbara is a friend indeed (you got that right)
barbara is a contemporary colourist who has had a love affair (never)
barbara is a vision of loveliness ( thank you!)
barbara is okay ( I am not too sure)
barbara is now accepting applications (nope just got a job)
barbara is just like (everyone else)
barbara is a wierd creepy witch ( I am not!)
barbara is home from (Austin)
barbara is home from the (job training)
barbara is right (you had any doubts?)
barbara is a medium sized city with an official population of about 90 (wow)
barbara is now accepting applications for funding ( sure send it all my way)
barbara is approximately 92 ( I am not!)
barbara is a city rich in history
barbara is the county's largest city
barbara is also a qualified hopi ear candle therapist (a what?)
barbara is a beautiful city on the coast of southern california along highway 101
barbara is a private foundation with its central headquarters in munster
barbara is more than a picturesque resort
barbara is usually represented standing by a tower with three windows
barbara is served by the santa barbara airport (what's for lunch?)
barbara is like a bright tapestry ( you are too kind)
barbara is amazingly serene about her power
barbara is a psychotherapist ( i wish)
barbara is building up a library here of articles that she has and will be writing
barbara is filled with spectacular natural beauty ( yep)
barbara is a recognized leader in production and sales with many impressive accomplishments
barbara is a great cook (my family agrees)
barbara is great for business ( and will prove it)
barbara is the owner of scrumptious cafe (that would be nice)
barbara is easy ( hey now!)
barbara is a modern woman who refuses to be cowed by anyone and won't take any bull
barbara is famous
barbara is happiest with what she sees as an important transformation in herself
barbara is a very strong woman and very fun to be with (but of course)
barbara is also contemplating bike riding on the weekends (me exercise?)
barbara is an australian gold producer (show me da money!)
barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning (super hero!)
barbara is one of our customer relations managers (future title perhaps?)

barbara is a vision of loveliness ( wow thanks!)
barbara is back (again?)
barbara is just 18 lol

barbara is happy to speak to children ( i love kids!)
barbara is about to release her latest cd (want a copy?)
barbara is a child psychiatrist practising in (this is my dream job)
barbara is a leader with experience (been there done that)
barbara is a patron of coal miners ( my grandpa was a coal miner)
barbara is a walking campus and parking is limited (whatever that means lol)
barbara is responsible for this behavahoir ( I am not!) everyone blames me

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J Land Map

I actually got this from visiting Gem's journal: Hi Gem 

Hey fellow JLanders.....this is way coool!! Got the link from Brandie

Check it out and come on....don't be yourself and shout out! :-D

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

One Down Four More To Go

Well I survived night one of training.  The girl I rode in with was really nice.  We had four hours of learning about customer relations and the history of the store.  It was interesting and the instructor was upbeat and friendly.  She answered all our questions and was very helpful.  Everyone there was so nice.  The second part was learning how to bag correctly.  I thiink some people who work at this store must have slept through that class because my groceries were never packed that organized.  I like learning to do things the right way.  Tomorrow I just have to go in to my store and have a short orientation.  It will probably only last an hour or so.  I missed my favorite show tonight.  The Amazing Race so I will have to find it on line and see if I can find out what happened.  I really wish I didn't have to miss Survivor on Thurs too.  Hopefully I won't have to work these nights or I will have to go and buy me a new vcr.  I am a little tired from all the listening.  I think I will get plenty of exercise working at the store.  I think  it is going to be a lot of fun.  I plan on sleeping late tomorrow.  Okay so far so good. yeah.

My List

Okay so today is the big day.  I have so many things to do to get ready and my husband calls me to go to the store to pick up some chicken legs that are on sale.  Whatever.  Why don't men understand that for them to go to the store all they have to do is jump into the car and go.  For women we have to get dressed in something that looks okay, put on makeup and fix our hair.  I will not go to town without doing this first.  I learned my lesson the hard way.  One night my son and I were going to run to the store to get hamburger meat to make nachos and at the red light this old man hit me and totaled my little red car.  I had to go to the hospital and I wasn't even wearing a bra much less a bit of makeup on my face.  The whole town was staring at me wreaked in the middle of main street.  Plus you never know who you are going to run into at the store.  It could be someone who hasn't seen you in years and what kind of impression are you going to make with frumpy clothes and no makeup.

Today of course is the last day for the stupid sale, so since I have to leave here at 3:30 to go for my training classes that means there goes my last leisurely morning.  I guess I will get mostly ready for tonight and then make a quick trip to the store.  I did all my running around yesterday so that I wouldn't have to go out early today.  So much for plans.:(,  Oh well this isn't getting anything done so I guess I will go and wash my hair and see if I can get it to behave.  I hope he appreciates me.  Wish me luck.  I will come back tonight after class and see what is going on in here.  That is if I am not too exhausted.  At least I don't have to worry about what I am going to wear.  I do have to iron the pants at least they are clean.  Well off to beautify myself. Later, Barbara

Monday, October 17, 2005

Last Day To Be A Bum

Well this is the last day to be a bum.  Tomorrow I go in for my training.  I needed to find some khaki pants for my new job so I went to the store and found some that the kids use around here for school uniforms.  NOT . They were too tight on my waist and too big in the butt.  I hate shopping for pants.  I am short and if they fit me in the waist they are too long.  I said a quick prayer and then I went searching in the great closet.  And would you believe it?!?  I actually found some khaki pants that fit me everywhere!!! I was so excited I did the halleluia dance all over my house.  My dog thought I went mad and started barking at me.  Well thank God I have my uniform all ready to go for tomorrow.  When I am in town I will but me a couple more pairs at a decent store.  We have no clothing stores to speak of here in the great town of Lytle.  I wish we could get a Wal Mart or something like that here.

Anyway, I am good to go.  I have another girl who is also new going with me to train so I won't have to go it alone.  My husband just came to check out what I was doing and isn't too happy that I am on the computer again so I will cut this short for now.

I hope the hives don't visit me again today, so far so good.  Until later when he is sound asleep lol. Barb

One word

I got this from Robin so I thought why not

Describe me in ONE WORD...just one word! Post it to me in my comment section, then send this message to your friends and see how many strange things people say about U! It should be fun.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

How Did We Survive?

My uncle sent me this and i had to pass it on, makes you wonder:

® My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

® My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it raw sometimes too, our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting ecoli.

® Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

® The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

® We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

® Flunking gym was not an option... even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

® Every year, someone taught the whole school a lesson [and provided comic relief] by running in the halls with leather soles on linoleum tile and hitting the wet spot. How much better off would we be today if we only knew we could have sued the school system.

® Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention. We must have had horribly damaged psyches.

® I can't understand it. Schools didn't offer 14 year olds an abortion or condoms (we wouldn't have known what either was anyway)

® What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

® I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

® I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

® I must be repressing that memory as I try to rationalize through the denial of the dangers could have befallen us as we trekked off each day about a mile down the road to some guy's vacant lot, built forts out of branches and pieces of plywood, made trails, and fought over who got to be the Lone Ranger. What was that property owner thinking, letting us play on that lot? He should have been locked up for not putting up a fence around the property, complete with a self-closing gate and an infrared intruder alarm.

® Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

® We played king of the hill on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48 cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked. Now it's a trip to the emergency room followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

® We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did, we got our butt spanked (physical abuse) there too and then we got butt spanked again when we got home.

® Mom invited the door to door salesman inside for coffee, kids choked down the dust from the gravel driveway while playing with Tonka trucks (Remember why Tonka trucks were made tough .. it wasn't so that they could take the rough Berber in the family room), and Dad drove a car with leaded gas.

® Our music had to be left inside when we went out to play and I am sure that I nearly exhausted my imagination a couple of times when we went on two week vacations. I should probably sue the folks now for the danger they put us in when we all slept in campgrounds in the family tent.

® Summers were spent behind the push lawn mower and I didn't even know that mowers came with motors until I was 13 and we got one without an automatic blade-stop or an auto-drive. How sick were my parents? Of course my parents weren't the only psychos. I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

® To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that? We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes!

® We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever survive?




My husband thinks I am getting addicted to my computer.  NOT I have just found that it can be for more than fun and playing.  What I really got it for was to write my book. I really need to get serious about doing that.  I have had about a month off from working and I still haven't gotten around to working on it much.  I know exactly what I want to write about it is just making myself sit down and start it.  I have many ideas for a couple of books.  Where would the great writers be like Danielle Steelle and Fern Michaels if they procrastinated like me.  Oh here I go again.  I have enjoyed reading everyones journals though and have laughed and cried.  I will just have to limit myself to an hour a day or something.  Wish me luck on my writing...I need it. 

The darn hives came back to visit me last night.  I thought I was home free when they didn't show up until midnight.  I guess they were out having a party.  I made homemade chili and bread last night for supper and my husband and I stayed up late singing karaoke together and it got too late to eat.  Guess what we are having for lunch today?  We had fun though.  He really likes the band Rascal Flatts.  Me too.

Today I am going to try to get some stuff done around the house.  I only have one more day before I get busy training for my new job.  I hope it all goes easily for me traveling to San Antonio to learn how to become a cashier.  I mean I have already been dealing with money for over 15 years.  The first class is company orientation.  It is a four hour much orientation does a person need to run a cash register?  The second class on Tues is for learning how to sack grocerys.  This one is two hours long.  Whew.  That's alot of grocerys I guess.  Tues class starts at 5-9 for first class and 9-11 for second class.  6 hours of training.  I probably won't get home until after midnight.  Oh well maybe it will be fun. 

The one thing that I am not going to like is that on Thurs I have to miss my favorite show Survivor.  I hope I can figure out how to tape it.  My VCR has been acting up.  When I put my application in I said I could work from open to close everyday but Thurs  When they asked me why I was honest with them and told them about my Survivor addiction.  They just laughed at me "This is serious People"

Oh well I guess I will "survive" 

Have a great day everyone out there in J land.  Catch you later, Barbara

Patricks survey

1. Who was the last person you send flowers to? 

i really can't remember, well one time I gave my husband flowers on Valentines day so that I could really have some lol.

 Who was the last person to send you flowers?  my husband on our 16th anniversary

2. What is your favorite single piece of furniture in your home and why?the kitchen table.  It is where we eat, I do my painting and a general meeting place

3. You are given the chance to model clothing in a catalog.  What type of clothing would you most want to model and why? I guess it would have to be winter wear because it would cover everything up lol

4. Take this quiz:  What is your "power color?"***Your Power Color Is Magenta***

At Your Highest:

You energize yourself and push others to succeed.

At Your Lowest:

You feel frustrated and totally overwhelmed.

In Love:

You are surprised by who you attract. You're a love magnet.

How You're Attractive:

Open and free spirited, people want to explore the world with you.

Your Eternal Question:

"What is my next source of inspiration?"

5. What product are you mostly likely to buy in bulk? I usually buy stuff I use alot like oil and toilet paper lol.

 Have you figured out whether you actually are saving money by doing so? it does save money

6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #75 from Mortimer:  Now that winter is approaching, what is your ultimate comfort food? chili and cornbread with chewy brownies for dessert

What guilty pleasure do you eat that is sinfully not good for you but, you can't get enough? homemade bread

Saturday, October 15, 2005


My stupid questionaire- In the Last 24 hours....

In the last 24 Hours have you...

1. Had sex:
none of your business

2. Bought something: a coffee pot our old one broke must have

3. Gotten sick: Been breaking out n hives evey night Nerves?

 4. Sang: of course every minute

5. Been kissed: yes
6. Ate something: Hamburgers and gravy with mashed potatoes

7. Felt stupid:
8. Talked to an ex:no

9. Missed someone:

Last person who....

1. Slept in your bed: The love of my lifey husband Rick

2. Saw you cry: the whole town \

3. Made you cry:when my nephew died

4. Went to the movies with:  my son Eric
5. You went to the mall with: my best friend Kim


Have You Ever...

1. Said "I Love You" and meant it:
2. Got in a fight with your pet: yes when she didn't want a bath

3. Been to California: yes
4. Been to Mexico: yes

6. Been to Canada:
7. Been to Europe:


1. Do you have a crush on someone:
2. What book are you reading now: Letters from Sam to Suzanne

3. Worst feeling in the world: loosing someone you love
4. Future KIDS names: if i ever have a girl Anastasia Lyndsey
5. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?: no,
6. What's under your bed?:  i'm scared to look
7. Favorite sports to watch:ice skating
8. Favorite Location: home with family

9. Piercing/Tattoos: no

10. Do you drink: no

11. What are you most scared of right now: nothing
12. Where do you want to get married: already married

13. Who do you really hate:  no one

14. Do you have a job:  cashier at HEB

15. Do you like being around people?yes

16. Have you ever liked someone you had no chance with : once
18. Are you lonely right now: no

19. Song that's stuck in your head a lot: This is the song that doesn't end

21. Played strip poker: yes

22. Gotten beaten up: once
23. Done an all-nighter: when i visit Eric

24. Been on radio/TV: no
25. Ever done illegal drugs?:

26. If yes above, do you do them now?: no
27. Do you have any gay/lesbian friends: yes

28. Was this worth your time: sure why not

29. Who is most likely to send this back? Margaret

30. Who is least likely to send this back?everyone else