Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Prayers Needed

                          I got a phone call tonight from my all time best friend T.J.  She and I were inseparable a few years ago.  We did everything together.  She had to move back home to be closer to her parents.  She moved to a town close to Amarillo.  She met a handsome man and started a new life there.  We have kept in touch over the years, but it is never the same when you just want to jump in the car and go shopping.  She came back to visit me a couple of times.  One time we wall papered my bathroom.

Anyway...Tonight TJ called me and she was so upset I didn't even recognize her voice.

She said she had been trying all day to get ahold of me.

She had terrible news....her new husband who was the chief of police when she met and married him had left in March to go to Afganistan to help train police officers there.  He was killed.  The story is below.  Please stop and pray for TJ and her son Jared, Her daughter Ericka and family.  His name is Durrah Foshee.  He also had a daughter named Carol.  TJ is very fragile right now and I feel really badly that I can not run  to her and help her out.  We can all pray for her though.  Thank you for doing this for me.  She is a special person to me and she needs all the love and prayers you can send her way.

Here is the story:

  Longtime West Texas lawman dies in Afghanistan

A veteran Panhandle lawman who traveled the world training police officers was found dead in Afghanistan, authorities said.

Durrah Foshee, 48, was discovered in his room last week. Preliminary reports suggest he might have suffered a heart attack.

A former sheriff's captain, Foshee had served with the Amarillo, Borger and Fritch police departments during more than 30 years of service.

Bothered by reports of torture by police officers overseas, Foshee traveled to the Middle East and Bosnia to help departments with their training, said Hutchinson County Sheriff's Chief Deputy James Qualls.

"He wanted to make sure the police officers were trained in the right way, to make good legal arrests that would not hurt people," Qualls said.


50 Favorites

50 Favorites

I stole this from Dawn

1.) Favorite Girl Name: Anastasia Lindsey

2.) Favorite Boy Name: Eric Wayne

3.) Favorite City: Villa Grove, Illinois (this is where my Papa had his own shoe store when I was a little girl  I will write more about that sometime...remind me)

4.) Favorite Country: U S A

5.) Favorite Color: Aqua (lighter than this)

 6.) Favorite Food: Chinese Food...Sesame Chicken Fried Rice and wontons...oh and egg drop soup...dang now I am hungry for it...guess I do feel better.

  7.) Favorite Store: Hobby Lobby!!!!

8.) Favorite Clothing Brand: Brookes

9.) Favorite Smell: cinamon rolls that I didn't have to cook!

10.) Favorite School Subject: Boys

11.) Favorite Season: Spring.

12.) Favorite Animal: she a cat?  A dog?  A cow?  I love Leopards too.

13.) Favorite Website: AOL Journals

14.) Favorite Game: Jeopardy

15.) Favorite Makeup Brand: Cover Girl and Dollar Store

16.) Favorite Book: Church Mouse by my Dad Dr. Robert F. Cullum.

17.) Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

18.) Favorite Song: You'll Never Walk Alone

19.) Favorite Male Singer: Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts

20.) Favorite Female Singer: Too Many to name!!!

21.) Favorite Actor:Brad Pitt, Patrick Swayse

22.) Favorite Actress: Sandra Bullock, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston

23.) Favorite Dog Breed: Rat Terrier/ Chiwawa

24.) Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

25.) Favorite Soda: Diet Pepsi

26.) Favorite Juice: Grape Juice

27.) Favorite Hot Drink: Coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28.) Favorite Holiday: April Fools Day!!!!

29.) Favorite Craft: painting
30.) Favorite Gadget: computer

31.) Favorite Baseball Team: no favorite
32.) Favorite Basketball Team: San Antonio Spurs!!!!!

33.) Favorite Hockey Team: none

34.) Favorite Football Team:Dallas Cowboys!!
35) Favorite College: Baylor
36.) Favorite Parfume: Moonlight
37.) Favorite Number: 7
38.) Favorite Musical Instrument: Piano

39.) Favorite Childhood Toy: My Barbies
40.) Favorite Cartoon: Garfield
41.) Favorite TV Show: Survivor and Big Brother

42.) Favorite Time Of Day: Dr. Phil thirty

43.) Favorite Candy: Sour Gummy Worms
44.) Favorite Car: Ford Mustang

45.) Favorite Designer (Accessories) Label: Amanda

46.) Favorite Computer Program:  ?

47.) Favorite Collection: My angels and snowmen

48.) Favorite Type Of Graphics: Funny ones
49.) Favorite Hair Color: Blue
50.) Favorite Nail Color: French manicure

And you thought you knew all about me dint ya!


Sound Familiar? This Is My Life!

After the long months of cold and winter, we will soon be coming up to
summer and BBQ season. Therefore, it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it's the only type of
cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger
involved. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ, the following chain of events are put into motion:
 1) The woman buys the food.

 2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
 3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with
the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
Here comes the important part:
More routine....
5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks
 her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the
Important again:
More routine.....
8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces
 and brings them to the table.
9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
10) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.
There, I hope this will help you get the season off on the right foot.

Been there done that?


My Jland Quiz...YOur name could appear here!

You know you want to see if you are in this quiz....will you get your own question right?

If you are not in this quiz please know I do love you.  And you could be in the next one!


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My new quiz

Take my new quiz!!!!

I LOve You Marla!

That was fast!  Just as I wrote that last entry I got the sweetest email from Marla

Hi Barbara

I never did get a chance to listen to it in the car but I listened on the computer and you sound awesome. I love my cd. I listened to the whole thing and I just love it. Thank you so much. 
Love Marla
Thanks Marla!  You made my day!!! Glad you like it!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I Can't Stand It!!!!

I can't stand it anymore.  I need to know!  Has anyone recieved their cd yet?  If so are you just laughing at me or do you like it? 

I woke up yesterday and when I was getting ready for work I started feeling nauseous.  Since we are not allowed to call in at work or be written up I had to go in...

I was hoping when they saw I was sick that they would send me home....


I had to work all day with a fake smile on my face and try not to get sick.

Luckily I got someone to cover my shift for today.

It was a good thing too because I woke up this morning and have spent all day in the bathroom. 

I have been laying around moaning all day today.

I am just now starting to feel a little better.

I am hoping that I can keep supper down.

I will go out tomorrow to the post office and see if anyone else ordered a cd.

Right now I have a spliting headache and just want to go to bed.

I hate being sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Sunday, May 28, 2006

What? An Adlib I Did

Love and Marriage:
  • "If falling in love is anything like learning how to shave, I don't want to do it. It takes too long."
  • "No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you convulse. That's why coffee and pizza are so popular."
  • "Love is crazy...but I still might try it sometime."
  • Kissing:
  • "Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a silly boy, but just for a few hours."
  • How People In Love Act:
  • "Romantic adults usually are all dressed up, so if they are just wearing veils it might mean they used to go out or they just broke up."
  • "Many daters just eat brussel sprouts and pork fried rice and talk about love."


Strategies For Making People Fall In Love With You:
  • "Tell them that you own a whole bunch of lima bean stores." 
  • "Shake your thighs and hope for the best."
  • "Don't do things like have ugly, blue belts. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love." --
What Most People Are Thinking When They Say "I Love You":
  • "The person is thinking: 'Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he laughs at least once a morning.'"
  • Titles of Love Ballads You Can Sing To Your Loved One:
  • "'I Love Corndogs, I Like You!'"
  • "'Honey, I Got Your Cute Belly Button and Your Blue Eyes On My Mind.'"




You Might Be A True American I Know I Am!!!

It is time to  change from REDNECK  humor to   TRUE  AMERICAN  Humor! Only I don't see it as Humor, but the correct way to   LIVE YOUR  LIFE !  

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:   It  never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, "One nation, under  God."

You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:  You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in  public  places.  


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You  still say "Christmas" instead of "Winter Festival."  


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You  bow your head when someone prays.


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You  stand and place your hand over your heart when   they  play the National Anthem.


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You  treat Viet  Nam  vets with great respect, and always have.


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You've  never burned an American flag.


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You  know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is  listening.


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You  respect your elders and expect your kids to do the same.  


You  might be a TRUE AMERICAN if: You'd  give your last dollar to a friend.



God Bless the U   S  A  !

Friday, May 26, 2006

FYI CD's ordered and sent

Yesterday I sent out my cd to all parts of the country.

Washington-  Thanks Linda I hope you enjoy it and that it gives you something to listen to there.

Ohio- Thanks Amanda, take it along on your shoe shopping trips to keep your spirits up

Texas- Thanks Barbara, play it when you are relaxing in your pool with the grandkids.

Illinois- Thanks Marla, enjoy it on your summer off from school.

California- Thanks Linda, enjoy it there in the sunny state. And have a Happy Birthday coming up soon.

Please let me know how you like it.  The package was really tight so you might have to tear it out of there.  I also wrote a note for you.

I haven't figured out the sizing on the cover yet, so I custom made you each your own covers.

Maybe I will just make each one different.

So be looking for a yellow padded envelope with your address written in black marker.

Should be there soon!

Thanks guys!  You rock! Barbara

Now That Is Just Silly!!!!

I found this at Cyndys and decided to write my own version.  Caution....this could cause laughter and you should probably hold off drinking anything while reading and strap yourself into your computer seat.

Now without further ado.....  

What if these were actual sayings?

 CAT GOT YOUR _dead mouse?

CALL A SPADE A _gardening tool
CAME UP SMELLING LIKE a pile of money
MEN!  CAN'T LIVE WITH 'EM AND CAN'T LIVE WITH 'em . . .  but you got to to make the bills
CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE huge billboard signs
GIVE ME CASH ON THE Barrel on the table and in my wallet
I WAS SITTING IN THE CAT BIRD'S cage singing a song about how much the doggy was in the window
CATCH AS CATCH_ing a baseball and for Petes sake don't close your eyes!
HE'S LED A CHARMED bracelet...don't ask me I don't get it either! LOL
WHEN THE CHIPS ARE plain add some cheese dip
CLEAN AS A refrigerator after Lisa cleans it!
I went the doctor and he gave me a clean bill of fresh laundry and told me to call in sick to work for the rest of the year.
LET'S CLEAR THE country of people who don't like living here.
CLOSE, BUT NO way Jose
LET'S GO. THE COAST IS a great place to relax
SHE IS COOL AS A penguin in an ice storm
CRIME DOESN'T make you very poplular with the neighbors
HE'S TOO OLD TO CUT THE tags off the mattresses
Let'S CUT THROUGH ALLTHE                                          chocolate cake and have a party
CUT TO THE chase______________
HOME IS WHERE THE television IS.
HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN three moldy slices
HE'S MAKING MONEY HAND OVER table and under the table as well
HASTE MAKES mistakes
HE WHO HESITATES IS still waiting around sitting in his robe drinking coffee and reading journals
HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS didn't get the joke
GET OFF YOUR HIGH and stop using drugs
JUST HOLD YOUR bubblegum and I will take it away from you if you can't leave it in your mouth
THAT'S A dog___________ OF A DIFFERENT breed
HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM pizzas with pepperoni and pineapple
OKEY from Masoki
NEAT AS A room in Lindas house
LIKE SEARCHING FOR A NEEDLE IN A my house...notice the Itallian accent?
NO MAN IS AN perfect speciamen
NO NEWS IS GOOD for a while, but then it makes you wonder
NO USE BEATING A DEAD rat, just give it to the cat
NOSE TO THE right, your left is a sight
NOT WORTH A PLUG for a sink
SAVE FOR A RAINY __and you won't use any
SAVED BY THE friends in Jland
SELLING LIKE  __a hotdog vendor on a busy street
SHE'S IN SEVENTH ___grade again
SHARE AND SHARE __and there will soon be nothing there
HE'S SICK AS A drunk on Friday night
SINK OR wear floaties
I CAN'T DECIDE.  I'll HAVE TO __rest____________ ON IT.
THE BOY IS SMART AS A  _jackass_____________
HE'S A SNAKE IN THE ____zoo__________
SHE'S GOING TO SPILL THE __tea and then no one will come to her parties anymore___________
IT'S LIKE TRYing TO FIT A SQUARE PEG IN A microwave oven
SNUG AS A ___hog_________ IN A __bog__________
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO START FROM _Go and do not even think about collecting two hundred dollars!___________
SHE'S TRYING TO STEAL MY _underwear...Robin this one is for you LOL____________
HE IS A REAL STICK IN THE gum package______________
STICK TO YOUR _dog is a fun game to play
STUBBORN AS A repaired shoe that you used super glue on. (for Amanda)
IT'S NOW OR later
LET A SMILE BE YOUR _daily wear
IT'S A DOG'S _perogative to have multiple stuffed animals and your job to put them away._________
IT'S A DOG EAT DOG _food world
SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU.  CRY AND YOU  will need alot of tissue.
Okay now it is know I am crazy.  Love me anyway as I still love you! Barbara

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ok So Here's What Happened...

Ok like I said I was Mommy napped.  Eric came and picked me up on Sunday night.

We visited with Rick for a couple of hours before we headed off to Austin.

I usually take Tiny with me when I go, but Rick asked me to leave her with him this time.

So we did.

Tiny was quite perturbed.

When we got to Austin Rick called us to say he was going out of town for a couple of days on a job...

Uh oh what about Tiny?

Poor thing had to be alone in the house while we were gone.

Two days.

Rick went to Abilene to work at an HEB there putting in gas pumps.

When we got to Austin on Sunday night we went to HEB and resupplied some groceries for Eric

Then we went back to his apartment and ate cookies and milk.

Monday morning we woke up early and hit the mall. We shopped around and had a great day.

Monday night Eric took me to Outback Steakhouse to celebrate my belated birthday and mothers day.  The food was awesome.  The Spurs game was on....I found out later we lost :(


Tuesday we went swimming for a while but left early due to no school and there were many wild children there.

So we went shopping.

We went to World Market where I bought some coffee and jelly beans.

I woke up this morning and remembered I left them in his car.


I came home late last night and waited up until 3 in the morning for Eric to make it back home.

I am going to take a nap this afternoon so that I can make it through work today.

I had a blast these last couple of days and it was so great to see my kid again. 

Tiny greeted us at the door very angry.  And not to mention the fact that Rick had closed off the bedroom and her cow was in there!  I am sure she spent half the time by that door whining for her baby.

I don't think she ate anything while we were gone.

Next time she is coming with me.


So for now I say zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



You know you're a redneck when...... Wordplay for Val

You know you're a redneck when......

1. You take your dog for a walk and you both use the same tree.

2. You can entertain yourself for more than 15 minutes with a fly swatter.

3. Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years.

4. You burn your yard rather than mow it.

5. You think "The Nutcracker" is something you do off the high dive.

6. The Salvation Army declines your furniture.

7.You offer to give someone the shirt off your back and they don't want it.

8.  You come back from the dump with more than you took.

9. You keep flea and tick soap in the shower.

10. You've been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.

11. You go to the stock car races and don't need a program.

12. You know how many bales of hay your car will hold.

13. You have a rag for a gas cap.

14. Your house doesn't have curtains, but your truck does.

15. You can spit without opening your mouth.

16. You consider your license plate personalized
because your father made it.

17. Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.

18. You have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say "Cool Whip" on the side.

19. The biggest city you've ever been to is Wal-Mart.

20. Your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV.

21. You've used your ironing board as a buffet table.

22. A tornado hits your neighborhood
and does $100,000 worth of improvements.

23. You've used a toilet brush to scratch your back.

24. You missed your 5th grade graduation
because you were on jury duty.

25. You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65.

How many are you?

I am at least 10 of these....I will let you figure out which ten...and no it is not the first one unless we are on a really long car trip.  I am the only girl in this family and when ya gotta go....ya gotta go!

XOX Barbara

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt #75...

Photo Scavenger Hunt #75...

The entries for Photo Scavenger Hunt #75 will be due on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 11:00 PM EST

Something that makes me smile or laugh or is funny

I had to pick this because Tiny is hilarious.  I was going to dress her up with a lettuce leaf on her head and call her a tiny salad.  But I decided she was funny all by herself and didn't need a costume.

She walks around all the time with no clothes on.

Did I ever tell ya'll that she is Methodist?  We are Baptist by Tiny is Methodist.

How would I know this you ask?

Well everytime so goes to explore the neighborhood...which she isn't allowed to do...but she is a teenager.

Anyway when we can't find her all we have to do is go to the Methodist church.

She meets her clients there.

She is a tease though because she has never had any babies.

Any way that is how we know she is Methodist

She does take them to the church first.

What's a Mom to do?


If you want to play go visit Val at her journal.  She was picked one of the Editors picks this week.   Me too!  Go to to see all the great picks and to say Howdy to our guest Editor Cyndy!

Ya'll be good now ya hear?


I Am Being Momnaped! And Picture Update

Yes that is right.  Eric called yesterday and said he missed me so much that he was gonna drive two hours to get home and for me to pack my bags because he was mommy napping me and taking me back to Austin with him.

It just so happens that I will be off from work on MOnday and Tuesday so he is coming to get me tonight and will bring me back on Tuesday night. That is four hours of driving for him to come and get me and then on Tues another four hours.

I that is too much driving in one day.

He said, I am coming to get you so pack your bags

I said why don't you just come for a visit here and he said he wanted to take me to Austin so he could take me out for Mothers Day and my birthday which we never got to celebrate.

He told me to bring my swim suit for the pool at his apartment and something to hang out in.

He said to be sure to pack something dressy too because he was taking me out to a fancy place.

So I work today from 11:45 to 4 I guess I better do my chores before I leave.

1.  Wash dishes

2.  Wash Rick's uniforms

3.  Pack

4. Pay two bills

5. Oh get the picture.

We will be leaving here late tonight so that the traffic will be scarce.

I guess I am off to Austin for a couple of days.

I really miss him too.

What a great kid I got!


Saturday, May 20, 2006

We Have A First Time Winner! Miss Jana!

It is Popeye Spinach!  I told one of the young ladys at work about my journal and she came by to visit.

She got it right so fast.  You guys better watch out for her...She is a smart one!

I really admire her because she is always so nice to everyone at work.  The customers love her.  She is still in school and working on her off time.

It is rare that you find someone like her with such dedication to her job.

Her parents have raised a wonderful child.

It is a pleasure to work with her.

Great Job Jana...Come back and visit again soon!


What's This?

What's This?

Friday, May 19, 2006

Coming Soon To Your Mailbox?

I told Nae I loved dragonfly, rainbows and clouds.  Here is the cool cd cover she made for me!!!  Now I Just have to figure out how to make it cd case size!  Woo Hoo.  Thanks so much Nae

Don't Shake It

Has anyone else ever had this problem?

I was sitting at my computer today and I was enjoying myself reading and writing journals when all of a sudden I realized that I had run out of coffee in my mug!

Oh no!  That is not acceptable.

So I got up to walk into the kitchen to refill my cup and to my surprise and dismay the whole right side of my body had fallen asleep.

I could not walk in my flip flops because my foot couldn't grab onto it with my toes who were napping.

No matter how hard I tried to concentrate my shoe kept flipping off,

Is that why they call them flip flops?

Oh well I just kicked that sucker off and hobbled to the kitchen to get recaffinated.

Just a word of warning.  If you are going to drink and write...don't wear the flip flops.

I am just thankful that I was here alone.

Try explaining that to the relatives.

I am already going to have to put Tiny into counciling.


Thursday, May 18, 2006


There are many kinds of time.  How many can you think of?  I decided to write an alpabetical time.

A- About time.    

As in it is about time you came by to read my journal, now say hi!

B- Bedtime 

When is this for you?  For me it is when I can't keep my eyes open any longer

C- Computer Time 

Some of us need more than others

D- Day Lights Saving Time

I hate this time.Why not just keep the clocks the same all year?  I don't want to lose an hour and I don't need an extra one.

E- Everytime

Usually it isn't everytime so why would you say that? 

F- Father Time

Who is this guy anyway?

G- Giving time 

Usually followed by and not sure I like that one either

H-Having Time 

If we had time what would we do with it?

I- Interesting time 

Usually means you kinda had fun

J-Just in Time 

Whew!  Thank Goodness!

K-Keeping Time

Kinda like keeping track

L-Listen this time

Because you didn't the Last time

M- Making Time 

With what ingrediants?

N-Never Enough time 

Is there really ever enough?

O- Only Time

Yeah right!

P- Party Time

Woo Hoo!

Q- Quality Time 

What more kids these days need

R- Relaxation Time

Now you're talking!

S-Supper Time

My favorite time of the day if I don't have to cook...wait most days I do...nevermind.

T- Tickle Time

Run!  But this is better than Time Out!

U- Under the Time Limit

Good For You!

V- Vitamin Time

Every day after breakfast.

W- Wash Time

Every Saturday night!

X- eXit Time

Almost there!

Y- Your own Time

Go ahead and take it, you earned it


ZZZZ time...goodnight

It is time for me to go now.  I will write again some other time.  I will be here same place same time.  If you have time come by and read about my times. 


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

It's Here!

I got my cd today!  So if anyone wants one I will send it to you.  Since I have had many requests I will have to charge 5.00 to cover the postage and blank cds.  If you would like a copy you can send me a request with the money to my address.  Email me for more details as I will not be putting my mailing address here.  Sorry that I will have to ask for this upfront but I am a poor girl and can't afford to do it otherwise.  I would love to just give them away but would go broke buying all the blank cds and sending them out.  There are nine songs on the cd and I worked really hard on it.  I am not out to make a profit.  So if you want one let me know! Barbara  If you have already requested one please email me anyway so that I can make sure you get yours.  Thanks for your love and support!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I Didn't Say It But What Do You Think?


My thoughts will be in pink

CBS let him get away with this ~ ~  AMEN ANDY ROONEY ! Amen!

Andy Rooney said on "60 Minutes" a few weeks back:

I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens...Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.  
Note.  I love people of all races.  God made us all.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.
I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?
Hello..I agree!

I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!  

My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.  

I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word "freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines.

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations. 

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn't stop you from watching them.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building.

It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say! "NO!"

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries! I am sick of "Political Correctness."
And if you don't like my point of view, tough...  
I was asked to send this on if I agree or delete if I don't. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having "In God We Trust" on our money and having "God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just tell the 14% to Shut Up and BE QUIET!!! 

I AGREE !!!!

We Have A Winner Folks!!! Miss Linda!

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"Would it be a watermelon with rain or dew drops on it ?   Linda in Washington state"
The Winner!  Yes it is one of our new watermelons!  Great job!!! Miss Linda!  You get the prize!!! What have you won?  The first watermelon from our garden...only transportation is not included with the prize.  Come and get your prize as it will expire in July.  Barbara

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Praise The Lord and Pass The Shrimp!

First of all I would like to say...

Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the feast Rick and I prepared.

Ribeye Steak medium rare

Roasted Baked Potatos

Corn on the Cob

Eric's Special Recipe Fresh Green Beans

Shrimp Scampi


Can you say YUM!

I got a phone call from Eric today.  As some of you know he is a chef.  So I already knew I would not get to see my child today. I will admit to you that this cause me to cry a couple of times but I do understand.

Then he says that he had planned a big surprise for me.  He was going to make me a surprise visit.  He was going to knock on my door today and greet me with hugs and kisses and flowers!

But.........I hate that word.........

This morning he slept in a little longer and decided to take his own car to work.  On the way there he saw a terrible accident.  He usually rides with his boss  Mr. C another chef from the club.

The car looked alot like Mr. C's car, he couldn't tell because the whole passenger side was crushed in.  It didn't look like who ever was in that car could have survived.  Certainly not a passenger...

When he got to work he learned that it was Mr. C's car and if he had ridden with him to work today he would have been the passenger.

Mr. C  is okay.  The car was totaled and the whole passenger side was wiped out.  If Eric had followed his normal routine he would have been in that car.

Life would have been very different.

That is why I titled this Praise the Lord and Pass the Shrimp.

Praise the Lord that Eric wasn't in that car.

It is the best mothers day present I have ever recieved.

All I want for MOthers Day is to know Eric is safe and happy.

So Thank You Lord for protecting my child

Thank You Lord for watching over C

Material things can be replaced....People can not!

God has blessed my life with the best kid in the world.  I am sad that I will not see him today or maybe not even soon but that is okay as long as he is happy and safe.

There will be other cars.

There will be other days

There could NEVER BE another Eric!

So from one mom to another I have this to say.

Love your babies

And hug them tight.

Pray for them each and every night.

Trust in the Lord

To Keep them in His care

And remember that they

Will alway know that you are there.

Happy Mothers Day to me.

I am truly blessed this day!


Saturday, May 13, 2006

Naturally Speaking

R M Ducks?


C M Wings?

M R not Ducks!

Yes M R!

Well I'll B!

M R Ducks!

You Missed It!

You can't leave them alone for a minute!  The guys decided to have a concert without me.  And I have pictures to prove it! LOL

Ranting Just A Bit

I love my job I really do, but like all jobs you have those moments.  I think it would be great if people only knew a few things....I am sure I have many people who read this who are kind and respectful of the working class.  All I ask is that you treat me with the same respect as I give to you.  We are all just out there to make enought money to keep food on the table and lights on in the house.  And now with the gas prices ...well you understand.  Let's be nice to everyone we meet.  Life is short and you never know how some of your actions can affect another person.  I strive to be kind and helpful to all that I meet.  I am not better than anyone else but at the same time, no one is better than me either.  God made us all different and we should rejoice in the fact that we have so much to learn from each other.  So the next time you go to the grocery store I would like you to keep some things in mind.  I promise you that if you do these few things everyone will benifit in the long run.  You will get in and out in a hurry. Your grocerys will be checked out quickly and effeciaently will leave the store with a smile on your face.  Don't get me wrong like I said we are all human and you might get that cashier who looks like she doesn't give a hoot and doesn't even bother to smile or say two words to you.  I have been checked out by such people myself.  So rule #1 should be....walk by the registers and take a peek at the choices.  If you see someone who enjoys her job and people, stand in that line.  If you see a cashier who is grumpy...walk on by. Now onto what will help you to have a fun and faster experience in the check out line....   
Oh the thoughts that go through my head looking at some of the people waiting in line!  I usually just smile at them.  Sometimes they smile back and sometimes they grunt or frown.  Either way I just keep a smile on my face.  It is their problem if they want to be angry...not mine.  I choose to be happy.
Most people just throw their stuff on the belt any old way and then yell at you not to smash their smashed it when you threw it into your cart and then onto the belt...don't blame me because you won't be able to make a decent sandwich when you get home!
I love the ones who are organized and put everything alike together. Far and few between I am afraid.
I think we should make a list of rules.
1.  Smile at the's not her fault you are having a bad day.
If you don't smile you will have to go to the back of the line.
2.  Wait your turn...don't try to talk over the person ahead of you or push your cart into their back before they get a chance to pay.
3.  Don't yell at your children...they are people too.
4.  Know how much money you have and how much your groceries are going to be.
5.  Don't hand me your items and make me wait while you decide if you really want it or not.
6.  Don't give out orders like you are a drill sergeant....I want paper bags, don't smash my bread, put all my cold stuff together...we have been trained we know all this.
7.When the cashier ask you if you need anything else don't get your grocery list back out and start whinnying about all the stuff you couldn't find.
8.  Please please use the divider sticks.  And if by chance you didn't don't sit there and watch as the cashier starts ringing up the next persons stuff onto your order and then say...none of that stuff is mine.
9.  When you buy something heavy like dog food that has a number on it there is no need to haul it onto the belt.  We aren't heavy weight lifters.  Just put the item in your cart where the number can be easily read or scanned.
Just a thought........