Friday, March 31, 2006

I Am So Scared

In about thirty minutes I will be trying to install my new DSL.  So if I can't find my way back here to post any more entries please know that I love each and every one of you.  It has been a fun ride and I will be sad to see it end. 

But connect the new device I must.

I am scared because I do not know what I am doing.

So I will say my final goodbyes

I love you all.


Robins 5er....Remember That Game?

It's Friday and it is time for what Robin calls"THE 5'er!"     

If you want to play all you do is cut and paste these questions into her journal. (there is no deadline as to when you can do "The 5'er) When you have answered them come back and leave a link in her comment section.  On the following Friday she will have a new set of questions! If she remembers LOL Have fun!




1. How do you like your pizza and who do you think has the best pizza?

I like pepperoni sausage mushroom pizza!  I think around here the best is Pizza Hut.  I do like to make Digournos here at home adding scripture ingredients from my refrigerator.  What are scripture ingredients you ask?  Seek and ye shall find.


2. How many journals do you have online and are any of them private?

I have two journals one is called Confessions Of An Angel Waitress...oh yeah you know that because you are here.  And I have a private one that only I know wonder what Barbara writes about in there!


3.  Do you believe in heaven and if so what do you think it will be like?

Yes I do believe in Heaven because it is real.  Heaven is a wonderful place.  Filled with glory and grace.  I'm gonna see my saviors ce!  I see it as it is written with streets of gold and getting to see all the people that went before me.  My sister and I will be together again.  I will get to see my Grandma Harvengt, Gran and Papa.  I will get to meet my uncle Robert!  How cool is all that going to be!


4.  Tell us about one of your bad habits.

I spend way too much time on the computer instead of cleaning the house, washing clothes and sleeping.  Any questions?


5.  Everyone likes a good deal.  What was the last good deal you got?  You buy one get one free kind of thing.

I like the Combo Locos at my grocery store.  You buy one things and get like 5 or 6 for free.  Usually you have to buy the meat, but all the other things that make up a meal are free.  This is also cool because you don't have to use your brain trying to decide what to cook for dinner.

Okay Robin there you go!  I have missed these SOOOOOOOOOOOO much! Barbara

April Fools Day~ Dairy Queen for Annie
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Comment from: krspkrmmom
"I want to hear about all of them, but start with the DQ one!

Annie =)"
Okay Annie=)" Here you go!
Dairy Queen
Last year I called up Dairy Queen on April Fools Day.
DQ:  Hello thank you for calling Dairy Queen can I help you?
Me:  Yes, I would like to order a pepperoni pizza
DQ:  Maam this is Dairy Queen, we sell hamburgers here.  We don't sell pizza
Me:  I know where I am calling, what do you think I am a moron?
DQ: Um no, but you asked to order a pepperoni pizza.
Me:  I know what I ordered, what do you think I am a moron?
DQ:  No maam but we don't sell pizza here
Me:  You don't?  I just saw a commercial on television saying that you do.
DQ:  Really?  I wonder when we started doing that?
Me:  Well can I order a large to go?
DQ:  Well I don't think we sell pizza here...let me ask my manager can you hold?
ME:  Sure, I'll Wait.
DQ:  Hey Mike do we sell pepperoni here?
Manager Mike in the background:  No you stupid moron that must be an April Fools Day joke.
DQ:  Are you sure Mike?  She said she saw on Television that we do, some kind of commmercial or something she saw.
DQ:  Um maam, is this an April Fools Day joke?
Me:  Yeah and to think you were the one who thought I was a moron! LOLOLOL
DQ:  Well so, you want to order a hamburger?
Me:  No, oh and one more thing
DQ:  Yes maam?
Me:APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!! BYE!!!
DQ:  Well thanks for calling Dairy Queen have a nice day! 
Out there somewhere is a DQ dude wondering if maybe other DQ do sell pepperoni pizza HAHAHAHa
Mean but fun! Barbara

April Fools Day...The Present for Marla

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"The present, let's hear it.
Okay Marla here you go:

The Present

When Eric was in second grade I was trying to think of a good April Fools Day joke for him because he was a smart kid and catching on to all his Mommas little pranks.

So I went to the store and had a professionally done gift wrapped.  But before I let them decorate the empty box I put a small note in the bottom and added some weight to it using crumbled up paper and such.

 When school was out for the day I went to pick Eric up.  I had the present sitting on the seat when he got in the car.

The tag on the present read. Eric

Eric saw his gift and wanted to open it right away.  I made him wait until we got home.

Then when we got home, he again wanted to open the present.

I made him clean his room first.

After he cleaned his room I let him open the present.

He was so excited and wanted to know why he got a present and it wasn't even his birthday.  I told him that sometimes you get surprises in life when you least expect it.

He opened the box taking care not to mess up the beautiful ribbon that surrounded the box. 

He opened it up and inside he found.....



a note that said APRIL FOOLS!!!!   I LOVE YOU< MOM

He was not a happy fact he was a mad camper.

What kind of present is empty with a stupid note like that?

I sat him down and explained to him that it was a joke.

He said he didn't think it was very funny.

I took him to Dairy Queen......

While we were there I explained to him that even when it seemed like something looked good on the outside it didn't always mean that it was good on the inside. 

Life was full of surprises and sometimes they were good and sometimes they just made us mad.

   But no matter what happened in his life Mom was always going to be there for him to say I love you.

I don't think he appreciated this lesson until he was on his own.

One day he called me after he had moved away to go to school.  He said, "MOM I always knew you were smart, but I didn't realize how smart you were until I moved out on my own.  I learned if I followed the lessons you taught me as a kid things seemed to work out for the good.

I said, You think I'm smart now.....just wait until you have your own will think I am a genuis!

He ended this phone call with. You know Mom I still remember my April Fools Day present and the lesson that you taught me that day.

I asked him if he was still angry about that with me.

He said, no Mom because you taught me at an early age that I could count on you through the good and the bad, and if all else ice cream!

Well I am thinking "he got it!"

What do you think?   

Thursday, March 30, 2006

My Dad's Favorite April Fools Day Prank

Before I begin I will say that my Daddy raised us three girls to always tell the truth.

The only exception to the rule was on April Fools Day.

But one important thing to remember is no matter who you trick...always and I repeat always remember to go back and say April Fools, because if you forget to do that part then you are LYING!

Okay, this is for Betty who wanted to know.

My Dad gets me with this one every year.

He calls as early as my Mom will let him and says:

Dad:  Barbara there is a pink elephant in your yard.

Barbara:  Oh my gosh Daddy really?

Dad: Yes, go look!

So I do and to this day I have not seen that pink elephant yet.

EVery year it is the same joke.  One of these days there will be a pink elephant and he will be sorry!

Trying to trick a little girl.

Thanks Daddy for all the years you have made our holidays fun!

Daddy always made each and every holiday fun for us.  He even made up reasons to give us  cards and surprise us.  The first day of school, and of course the real holidays were always filled with surprises.

My Daddy is an awesome Dad.


P.S.  I will be waiting for your phone call Daddy I am ready for you this year! 

Which Do You Want To Hear?

April Fools Day Pranks I Have Pulled:

1.  Dairy Queen

2.  Eric

3.  Library

4.  City Office

5.  Day Care Center

6.  Easy ones to get any one

7.  Ice House caper

8.  My Dad's Favorite

9.  Double Whammys

10.  So's not funny

11.  The present

These are just a few, so many more to tell.


Ten Good Things

Several journals are starting to include a weekly list of ten good things that have happened to them in the last week. I decided it's time for me to give this a shot.

1. I WON MONEY!!!!








9.  OR TAKE A NAP!!!



Great Site! And This is just the A's

Extraordinary Uses: Partial List of Items


Adhesive Tape

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Is an army of ants marching toward the cookie jar on your countertop or some sweet prize in your pantry? Create a "moat" around the object by surrounding it with adhesive tape placed sticky side up.

Clean a comb

To remove the gunk that builds up between the teeth of your comb, press a strip of adhesive tape along the comb's length, and lift it off. Then dip the comb in a solution of alcohol and water, or ammonia and water, to sanitize it. Let dry.

Alka Seltzer

Clean your coffeemaker

Fill your percolator or the water chamber of your drip coffeemaker with water and plop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets. When the Alka-Seltzer has dissolved, put the coffeemaker through a brew cycle to clean the tubes. Rinse the chamber out two or three times, then run a brew cycle with plain water before making coffee.

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Clean a vase

That stuck-on residue at the bottom of narrow-neck vases may seem impossible to scrub out, but you can easily bubble it away. Fill the vase halfway with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. Wait until the fizzing stops, then rinse the vase clean. The same trick works for cleaning glass thermoses.

Clean glass cookware

Say so long to scouring those stubborn stains off your ovenproof glass cookware. Just fill the container with water, add up to six Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let it soak for an hour. The stains should easily scrub away.

Clean your toilet

The citric acid in Alka-Seltzer combined with its fizzing action is an effective toilet bowl cleaner. Simply drop a couple of tablets into the bowl and find something else to do for 20 minutes or so. When you return, a few swipes with a toilet brush will leave your bowl gleaming.

Clean jewelry

Drop your dull-looking jewelry in a glass of fizzing Alka-Seltzer for a couple of minutes. It will sparkle and shine when you pull it out.

Unclog a drain

Drain clogged again? Get almost instant relief: Drop a couple of Alka-Seltzer tablets down the opening, then pour in a cup of vinegar. Wait a few minutes and then run the hot water at full force to clear the clog. This is also a good way to eliminate kitchen drain odors.

Soothe insect bites

Mosquito or other insect bite driving you nuts? To ease the itch, drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets in half a glass of water. Dip a cotton ball in the glass and apply it to the bite. Caution: Don't do this if you are allergic to aspirin, which is a key ingredient in Alka-Seltzer.

Attract fish

All avid anglers know fish are attracted to bubbles. If you are using a hollow plastic tube jig on your line, just break off a piece of Alka-Seltzer and slip it into the tube. The jig will produce an enticing stream of bubbles as it sinks.

Aluminum Foil

Toast your own cheese sandwich

Next time you pack for a trip, include a couple of cheese sandwiches wrapped in aluminum foil. That way if you check into a hotel after the kitchen has closed, you won't have to resort to the cold, overpriced snacks in the mini-bar. Instead, use the hotel-room iron to press both sides of the wrapped sandwich and you'll have a tasty hot snack.

Sharpen your scissors

What can you do with those clean pieces of leftover foil you have hanging around? Use them to sharpen up your dull scissors! Smooth them out if necessary, and then fold the strips into several layers and start cutting. Seven or eight passes should do the trick. Pretty simple, huh?

Put some bite in your mulch

To keep hungry insects and slugs away from your cucumbers and other vegetables, mix strips of aluminum foil in with your garden mulch. As a bonus benefit, the foil will reflect light back up onto your plants

Keep bees away from beverages

You're about to relax in your backyard with a well-deserved glass of lemonade or soda pop. Suddenly bees start buzzing around your drink -- which they view as sweet nectar. Keep them away by tightly covering the top of your glass with aluminum foil. Poke a straw through it, and then enjoy your drink in peace.

Create a centerpiece

Here's how to make a quick centerpiece for your table: Secure a pillar candle or a few votive candles to an aluminum pie pan by melting some wax from the bottom of the candles onto the pan. Add a thin layer of water or sand, and put in several rose petals or seashells

 Go check it out for yourself! Barbara


Okay Betty this is for you.  The answer to your Monday morning question:

April Fools Day is my most favorite day of the year.  Last year alone this is what I did.

I went to the post office to get my mail.  And as I walked over to my mailbox I said in a loud voice."Eww gross!"

I walked over to the counter and told Ginger our mail person that next to my mailbox someone had thrown up.  She got this disgusted look on her face and said, " Oh great!"

I said yeah you are going to need a mop and some kind of disinfectant because there is a big mess.

She sighed and said, "I am the only one that is here today so I guess I will have to be the one to clean it up."

I said, "yeah you better before someone falls down in it."

I said "it is pretty chunky, looks like whoever did it had beans and corn for lunch"

She started looking paler by the minute.

As I was leaving and she was headed for the cleaning supplys  I replied over my shoulder...oh and Ginger...

She said, what?

I said April Fools!!!!! and ran out the door.

But I heard her exclaim as I closed the door to leave.

"OH Thank God!"

Want to hear another one?


I got over twenty people that day!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Erics Visit Part Two

Here is Chef Eric cooking up a seafood meal for mom and Dad.  Notice the smoke?  Here we go again.  There is flour in the red dish and milk in the pan.  What's with the smoke?

Tiny hates baths and whenever Eric comes she knows he will not give in and will give her one.  She would never bite Eric but she likes to scare him into thinking she could if pushed too much about soap and water.

Eric and I went for a walk in the woods.  We came across what appears to be some dangerous activity.  This is just one of the reasons I am glad Eric moved away to follow his dreams.  Some of the kids here are bored and under supervised and they do this for a thrill.  That is why we end up with so many idiot adults.

Nuff said.

Anyway Eric and I watched Saw 2 and went to finish up all the chores with getting the car on the road.

The gears wouldn't shift and we had to push it back and forth it seemed like one hundred times before we got it to go right.  We went and got it inspected and then for a wash.

Pray for me that this car will behave and shift when I need it to.  I am going to drive it until Rick fixes my Explorer.

I love when Eric comes to visit but hate seeing him go away.  I am trying to remember all the fun I had while he was here and not to cry too much at him being gone away.

Thank you God for the most wonderful kid in the world.

The reason I love Eric so much is because with Eric I laugh, I am silly, I can just be me and he "gets me"

Thanks Robin for reminding me to savor the good times and let the tears fall where they may.

Until next time..... Barbara


Erics Visit Part One

Eric came to visit me!  We had so much fun!  As you can see from the pictures I am not the only one that loves for Eric to visit.

He arrived Sunday night about 11:30pm and Tiny attacked him for about an hour before she settled down.

She loves her Eric as much as I do.

We went to sleep around 3:00am and woke up early the next day with a plan.

First we had to go get insurance on his/my car our 67 Buick Special so that I would have a car to drive.  Then we had to go to another city about 40 miles away to get the tags renewed.

Along the way we ran into some really bad construction and were forced at times to crawl at around 10 mph.

I was so wishing I had brought my camera.  There were some pretty cool things to take pictures of along the way.

After we went to get the tags we decided to swing back by home and pay the gas bill....only we didn't want to go back the same way and hit the construction again, so we went another way and got lost. LOL

We ended up downtown San Antonio.  We had planned to go there later in day anyway and do some shopping. So we decided now was as good as later.

But........we were starving!  So we went to the HUngry Farmer steakhouse and got two huge steaks with the works and had a great lunch.

Then we went shopping!!!!

I am not so good at this spending money thing.  I am too practical.  But I did get a new mouse for my computer!!!

We came home because it started to rain and decided to rent some movies.

We rented Saw 2...which is a great movie, 40 year old virgin funny but well if you have seen it let's just say it isn't one to invite the preacher over to watch. Family Reunion and something else...can't remember.

Then we went to my job and got grocerys.  That is because I work at the grocery store/

We came home and made Coconut Shrimp with Erics special seasonings and sauce.  Shrimp fried Mamas way.  Then Eric made a vegetable dish with corn and jicama.  It was all delicious!  

Rick finally came in and we watched the 40 year old virgin movie.  Rick went to sleep early and Eric and I stayed up and watched Family Reunion.  I feel asleep and when I woke up Eric was already asleep, so since it was 5:00am I decided to go to bed.  

To be continued in next entry........ Barbara

Pictures and Easter is on it's way

Easter Bunny Name

Your Easter Bunny Name is
Cinna Bun Fuzziwugs Get Your Easter Bunny Name at

What is your Easter bunny name?  Mine was Cinna Bun Fuzziwugs. 

Well I do like cinnamon buns and thanks to Hadon I now like cinnamon pancakes. 

 What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 

 What?  No pictures? 

Well if you have one post it in your journal.  When I am pressed for time I like to eat cereal with bananas and almonds.

My next entry will be about Eric's visit.

Now go take that picture and eat your breakfast and then go see what your bunny name is.

I gotta see a man about a mouse. Barbara   

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Guess who is coming to town! 

I guess I gave it away. 

 Eric my son will be here tonight!

  I have not seen him since his birthday! 

 I am so excited,.my heart is filled with joy. 

 All of this just because I get to see my boy!

We will have so much fun!

Just spending time together

It doesn't even matter much

To worry about the weather.

If it is sunny, we will go shopping

If it rains we'll stay inside

Spending time together

Will make it all worthwhile.

So here you go Miss Mosie

Here is my poem today

I am so excited

Eric is on his way!

Happy, Happy joy joy! Barbara

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Here you Go Now Be sure you are sitting down

The lady in black walked over to me and said that there was a competiotion between all of the stores and the store who saved the most money being efficient with the bags and bagging properly would win a bonus.

Our store along with 5 others met the requirements.

So they put the names of all the employees at these 5 stores into a drawing.

Out of over 1,200 people my name was drawn and I and only me won.

So I recieved a check for a huge bonus and now I am in shock and not responsible for being a little silly.


I'd rather not say just how much, but I will say that the amount given to me was written with the taxes accounted for and I won the money free and clear.

It was well over 100 dollars.

I must say that I was very very very surprised.

I was just praying yesterday and talking to God about how I didn't know if I was going to be able to keep working there being as I was not making very much money.

I asked for his guidance on whether I should stay or go somewhere else.

I would say he gave me a definate stay answer.

I feel so shocked and blessed at the same time.

Of course when Rick found out he wanted to spend the money all on the house.

I think not since I already gave him my half of the income tax return.

Ready to go shopping Robin?

Woo Hoo.


Answer will be revealed after this commercial


I just saved a ton on my car insurance.  How about you?

LOL Barbara

The Cake Said....

Nothing because cakes do not talk..

But written on the cake was Congratulations Barbara

Oh and it was chocolate with chocolate icing!!!!

And everyone started clapping and saying...way to go!

You did good!

And then the lady in black came over to me and...

And Then

I went into the room with him and there were employees from the store and a huge cake in the center of the table and a huge bouquet of red and white balloons.

And then.............

No Way!!!

I went to work today as usual...keep reading

When I got there I knew that some high level people were going to be there...keep reading

At my break my manager came over to me and asked me if he could talk to me....keep reading

He took me to the back office where no one ever goes to talk...keep reading

So I during our breaks we will be meeting these important people...keep reading the good news is right around the corner

7- the corner

right around the curve )

okay ready?

I thought...or maybe I did something wrong and I am in deep trouble

but no............. 

can you guess what happened?

Morning Grins

Just a little something to start your day with a smile!
1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The
ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was asalted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and
says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'" "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common? Well "It's Not Unusual."

8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field.. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

12. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!"

13. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.

14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

15 Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!"

16. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in
the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't
have your kayak and heat it too.

17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off. "Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

18. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him. (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good. .)
A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

20. And finally, I have sent you twenty different puns with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.
Live, Laugh and Love and if you can't do all this take a day off and stay in bed!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt #67

photo scavenger hunt #67

The entries for photo scavenger hunt #67 will be due Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 11:00 P.M. E.S.T.

Category: View from a Window (suggested by Linda over at Footprints in the Sand - thanks Linda)


I wonder if this is what they meant?  Tiny was very cooperative with this photo shoot.

Okay...maybe I did mention something about going bye-bye.  I will not be held responsible for my actions! 

As I was thinking about this entry I looked out my kitchen window and saw a huge yellow bird.  I mean like eagle huge!  I ran to get my camera and the darn bird was flying away as I went to take a picture from the window.

Not to mention the fact that I waited by the window hoping it would fly back into view and my cereal got all soggy!

Now, you see the sacrifices I make for you guys? 

I hope you appreciate the dedication I showed.


You can play too!  Go and visit Betty and she will tell you what to do!

Okay For The Really Bored..Finish These

The last place I drove my car work and I sounded like a squeaky swing set because I need new brake pads.

I am.....what I am and that's all that I am.

Life is....a dance you learn as you go.

I light a candle when....Rick takes off his boots.

I would like to....teach the world to sing.

God control.

Nothing makes me happier than...spending time with Eric.

Maybe I should....clean out my closet....nah!


I don't understand....people who are mean and rude.

I lost my.....ring but I found it!

People say I'm....funny.

Somewhere someone is...sleeping.

I will there for my friends.

I never want corn beef and cabbage again.

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is....put my contacts in and grab a cup of coffee.

Life is full of.....surprises.

Take time to smell....the donuts. as nice does.

Tomorrow I am going to...spend more quality time with reading, writing and singing.

I have low tolerance for....grumpy people.

I like to wear my shirt....un tucked.

Coffee is...essential to my well being.

I think smoking is.....dangerous to those around you.

I get annoyed when...someone talks during Survivor.

My a waste of my God given talents.

For a Klondike bar I one at the store.

Always have...time for your family.

A stitch in time....will make your clothes last longer.

Never put....other people down.

If I was only allowed to say one word for the rest of my life it would be....Why.

My bath tub is...a great place to relax.

Variety is....a good way to be interested in things.

Home is....where you are around those who really get you.

If the shoe will probably lose one of them.

Children are....angels from Heaven

Peace is....everyone getting along.

After a day at my house you would want to....write a book.

Animals are...humans in disguise.

Money talks....and says ha ha you can't have any!  And what you get you are going to have to give away for bills!

I cross my.....fingers behind my back on April Fools day!

My heart, laugh and love.

Immediately give in when....the battle is not as important as feelings.

Grocery a drag.

The Last thing I mailed was...Erics car insurance to the wrong address...oops.

I could eat....bugs for a million dollars...I already ate a bee, but I haven't seen a check in the mail yet.

Time is...changing every minute.

I answered these because....I am a wild and crazy girl!

Have fun!  It's your turn!  Or just pick one or two and do one every day to keep from getting the flu.

Okay that last part isn't true but it rhymed with two

So what's a girl to do?


Finish It!

As you shall make your bed so shall you …. have to remake it tomorrow.

Better be safe than ….punch someone bigger than you.

Strike while the …. bug is close.

It’s always darkest before …. that first cup of coffee

You can lead a horse to water but then you would have to wait before you could ride it

Don’t bite the hand that …. looks dirty.

A miss is as good as a …. Mr.

You can’t teach an old dog new …. math.

If you lie down with the dogs, you’ll ….have fleas in the morning.

The pen is mightier than the ….pencil

An idle mind is …. the best way to relax.

Where there’s smoke, there’s …. pollution.

Happy the bride who …. gets all the presents.

A penny saved is …. not much.

Two’s company, three’s …. more than that 

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and …. you have to blow your nose.

Children should be seen and not …. ignored


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Funnys Honeys

It’s Time to Come Clean

I WASH my hands of all responsibility for this old-time soap opera:

“Let me hold your Palm, Olive.”

“Not on your Life, Buoy.”

“Well, I guess I’m out of Lux. But Ivory-formed.”


A Little Slower, Please

TWO TOURISTS were driving through Louisiana, and as they approached Natchitoches, they disagreed about how to pronounce the name of the town.

When they stopped for lunch, they asked the lady at the counter, “Before we order, you can settle a disagreement for us. Would you please pronounce where we are, very slowly?”

The lady leaned over the counter and said, “Burr-gerr Kinnng.”

Sing It, Dino

IF YOU ever go swimming in Italy and are bitten by an eel, that’s a moray.

Riddle Me This...

WHAT has six legs and burrows under houses?

To see the answer, click here.
It’s Limerick Time!

THERE once was a lawyer named Bender,
Who worked as a public defender.
Since his limo bumped into a little Ford Pinto,
He’s referred to as defender Bender.

THERE once was a boy name of Daniel,
Who bought a brand-new cocker spaniel.
He didn’t know how to make it bowwow,
Because it didn’t come with a manual.

THERE once was a man from Peru,
Who found a small mouse in his stew.
Said the waiter, “Don’t shout, and wave it about.
For the rest will want one of them, too.”


A Pretty Nutty Equation

IF YOU had 12 piñon nuts in one hand and 13 piñon nuts in the other hand, what would you have?

A difference of a piñon.

And Send The Fish COD

CUSTOMER: How much is that bird in the window?

Clerk: $5.

Customer: I’ll take it. Will you send me the bill?

Clerk: The bill comes with the bird.


There’s Clearly a Country Connection

YOU KNOW you live in the country when…

• Your closet consists of dress jeans for formal occasions and grungy jeans for everyday work.

• The main topic of conversation is which breed of bull to buy next season.

• You prefer the fragrance of fresh-baled hay to the most expensive brand ofperfume.

You don’t have to buy fertilizer for your garden or flower beds.

• There’s more cattle medicine in your refrigerator than food.

• You get a tractor for Mother’s Day.

Be Careful What You Ask for

JOHN AND MARY, each 50 years old, had lived on the same farm since they were married 25 years ago. They never left the place except to go to town for supplies.

As they were celebrating their silver anniversary, a fairy appeared and told them she would grant them each one wish. Mary said, “I’ve always wanted to travel around the world.” The fairy waved her magic wand and immediately Mary had all the tickets in her hand for a trip around the world.

The fairy turned to John and asked him what his wish would be. He hesitated, then said shyly, “I’d like to have a woman 30 years younger than I am.”

The fairy again waved her magic wand, and John was 80 years old.

Can anyone way Corny?  These are for you Mom!



I think I just swallowed a bee!  I left my soda outside and when I brought it in I took a big long drink.

I felt some thing solid in there when I swallowed it down.

Can bees stink your tummy?

I hope I'm not allergic!

Barbara~bee killer

I wonder if that bee is experiencing what Jonah did in the whale?



I was talking to Eric and he said that I should just keep both.  Since I pay my aol with my CREDIT card and it is just added to that statement and I am the one who pays the bills, Dad wouldn't even notice. If this is possible I will keep both.
You touched my heart with your last words.  I know that I have so many wonderful friends here who truly care about me and that I truly care about. So
Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough
Ain't no river wide enough
To keep me from my friends in Jland.
God will provide the money needed because I know that he knows I need all my friends here.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Thanks for all your support!

Saddest entry I will ever write PLEASE READ AND RESPOND

As of today, March the 21, 2006 I have to write that I MAY no longer be with aol.  My phone bill was outrageious.  Rick was having a cow and the phone people told me they could lower it if I went with DSL. Since I will be paying for my internet service through the phone now I will eventually have to drop my aol service.

This might mean that I will no longer be able to connect with aol.

First of all I am heartbroken.

All of the wonderful friends I have made here could be lost.

This is my current email address

But hopefully I will be able to continiue with my interactions through your emails.

As soon as I get my new email address I will send it to all of you.

Do you value my friendship as much as I do yours?

If so please make sure that I have your email address and link to your journals.

I may not be able to leave comments on your actual entrys but I could email you one.

This is very important to me.

I do not want to lose you guys.

Please, please if you care at all for me send me your email and journal links.

I love you guys, Barbara

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt for Betty #67

This wasn't what I had planned but time got the best of me.
So I decided to put in one of my favorite pictures of my favorite pet.
Tiny is the queen in this family so we put her on a throne.
Maybe I will get around to doing my original idea later this week just for kicks.
Until then.
Remember... Tiny rules!
It is fixin to storm so I must go pretty soon.  Catch you tomorrow! Barbara

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Something To Think About

Don't let your worries get the best of you;  remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.


Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in
their pews. 


Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.


It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.


The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come


When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.


People are funny;  they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road,
and the back of the church.


Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door


Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.


If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it


God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead.  So why
should you?


Some minds are like concrete thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.


Peace starts with a smile


I don't know why some people change churches;  what difference does it make
which one you stay home from?!


A lot of church members who are singing "Standing on the Promises" are just
sitting on the premises.


We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.


Be ye fishers of men.  You catch them - He'll clean them.


Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.


Don't put a question mark where God put a period.


Forbidden fruits create many jams.


God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.


God grades on the cross, not the curve. 


God loves everyone, but probably prefers "fruits of the spirit" over
"religious nuts!"


God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage

He who angers you, controls you!


If God is your Co-pilot - swap seats!


Prayer:  Don't give God instructions -- just report for duty!


The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.


The Will of God never takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.


We don't change the message, the message changes us.


You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to..........discourage him.


The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given. 

I wanted to add more graphics to this but some people gotta work!
Have a wonderful day! Barbara

Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patricks Day! From Me to You

I Went to the woods today to find all my friends here some four leaf clovers for good luck.  This is as close as I could come to it.
So I will write a poem for you:
May all your days be better than the last.
May God's love shine down on you
May peace and love abound vast.
May everyday be an adventure you do.
Honesty is a virtue
And I know that all of us share
People here are wonderful
People here truly care
You make my life so happy. 
Shine on, my friends grow each day
Take time to talk and time to pray
Please take care in all you do
And know that I am proud of you
 Time has shown me quite a bit
 Real people here do not quit
 I am honored to be your friend
Counting my blessings  over again
Kind words are what you do
Showing you care the whole day through
Do not be sad, do not be scared
And know for you I'm always there
You are so important to me.
All my love eternally, Barbara

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

What's This? LOOK!!!

I went outside to take some pictures of the full moon and there was something extra there.  What is it?

This is not a picture for the game.  I just wonder what it is I don't know so there can not be a winner.

The deck light was off at the time and it was pitch black out side.  Some of the pictures are just of the moon the other two?

Wierd! Barbara


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Saturday Six On Sunday...Now Where Did I Get That?

     1. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #79 from Cat: If you could trade places with one person in your family for a week, who would you choose? And would you want to trade as they are now, or sometime in the past (or future)? 
I would trade places with Eric being a chef in Austin and getting to go to a great school and learning how to be a chef and them actually becoming one at the young age of 21!  You go son!

          2. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #80 from De: What were you doing 1 year ago this month, and are you more or less satisfied with your life today?

    I was working at a dead end job as a waitress and very stressed out.  So glad I quit that job!  I loved the waitressing and tip money, but that restaurant was a nightmare that I am so glad I woke from!
     3. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #81 from Lisa: Do you prefer watching television over surfing the Internet?

     I would rather be on line.Unless Survivor, Big Brother, Super Nanny, Trading Places, Wife Swap, or The Amazing Race is on.  Then do not expect to see me on line!


     4. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #82 from Antonette: Outside of the U.S., where would you live and why?

     Anywhere , were it is warm and sunny and I could lay around on a beach all day and just relax......

     5. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #83 from Elton: When you leave your home, do you ever feel paranoid that you've left something behind?

     Yes because usually...I have LOLOL

     6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #84 from Laura: What song or songs would you want played at your own funeral and why?

     Born To Fly

I Believe

I'll Fly Away

When I Get Where I'm Going

The 23rd Psalm

Sunday Seven

Name up to seven books you own that you've read more than once.

1.  Websters Dictionary

and you thought I made up half of them there words!

2. My Encloypedias

lotsa perty pictures


3. Phone Book

cheeper than callin information

4.  1001 Ways To Be Romantic

a girl can dream

5. unfinished book

wanta trade manuscripts Hadon I will show you mine if you show me yours

6.  Church Mouse written by my Dad Dr. Robert F. Cullum

The number one book on the Barbaras Best Seller List.

I am not even Kidding!

I have a serious problem and I need an answer ASAP.

How do you get rid of stinky feet?

Rick has the smelliest feet when he works all day in his boots.

He comes in and takes off his boots and the whole house smells!

He doesn't seem to smell it.

How I do not know.

It gives me a severe headache everytime I have to smell this.

Any suggestions?

The dogs life is on the line because this is where she cuddles at night.

Maybe she doesn't smell it either.

BUT I DO!!!!!