Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Christmas Questions

Christmas Questions...


Your Name: Barbara

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? I actually love both of them!  I like Hot Chocolate when it is cold outside, and we have a tradition in our family where we drink Egg nog each year and toast each other to a year of happiness and health.


2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?  Santa does not have time to wrap all those presents.  So he just puts them under the tree.  But when you go to bed on Christmas Eve he will not bring them if you don't go to sleep.  And no peeking or looking out the window because if he sees you awake he could skip your house and then where would you be?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

I just like lights so it doesn't matter what color they are just lots of them.  I like looking at all the different ideas people have with decorating their yards and houses.


4 . Do you hang mistletoe?  Sure I do!

5. When do you put your decorations up?  I had hoped to have it up already, but we are still trying to decide which room it will be going into.  So I don't know.  Now ask me when I will take it down.....Around February LOL

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?  oh so many choices... but I'll say Ham...

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?  Mom and Dad waking us up and saying that Santa had come to our house.  Then they would video us walking down the hall and to the tree and catch our reactions.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I learned that you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout and if you want Santa to come you better be good....and if you aren't good Santa can come back and get that bicycle!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?  Yes we do open one at home.  But we spend Christmas Eve with the extended familys so we open all our presents to and from each other that night.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?  lights and ornaments, we have ALOT of  old ornaments from years past. I need to get a few new ones.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?   LOVE IT...only seen it about three times in my life though

12. Can you ice skate?    yes and my favorite part is doing turns and falling and sliding along the ice. Here in Texas we have to go to indoor ice skating rinks.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?  one year was Ken... another was my banana seat bike... and another was my typewriter and art set

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?  Jesus

15. What is your favorite Holiday Desert?  pumpkin pie with cool whip...

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?  just spending time with the family

17. What tops your tree?  an angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?  giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Mary Did You KNow

20. Candy Canes, Yuck or Yum?   yum....

21. Did you wait in a long line to purchase a Playstation 3 today?  nope

22. Have you ever waited in line to get a high demand item?  Nope

And adding some of my own questions now....

23.How many people do you buy presents for? Mom, Dad,2 sisters,3 brother-in-laws, 5 nephews,4 nieces,1 great niece, 2 great nephews, Eric, Rick, 3 close friends, Tiny, the cats.

All in all bout close to 30 people.

24.Where will you spend Christmas this year?

Christmas Eve at my parents and Christmas day either here at home or in Austin with Eric...depending on his scedule.

25. How done are you with your Christmas shopping?

About halfway...but I have alot of things left to create too!

ok that's it!  I gotta go shopping now...Barbara


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Letter From Jesus

Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although, I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth just, GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the
Story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless?  Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary, especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember me“


Friday, November 24, 2006

Golly Bud you guys act like Pigs!

I am so not even kidding!

Today at work this family of two Moms, three Aunts, Two Grandmas and about 20 kids came through my line at the grocery store where I am a cashier.

Ok....Maybe there were just 10 kids...


That part I am used to.

What I'm not used to is what they did.....

First of all they wanted to know if hot food items from the deli could be bought with food

Then as I was scanning their items I noticed most of them were already open.

I kid you not.

Now I know sometimes we can get hungry and eat a donut or give a hungry child a banana or a few cookies...

I actually always brought Eric a snack from home...Any Amanda says.

Here isjust some of what they bought and the condition of each item...

An open bag of Fritos

An empty burrito package

Three banana the heck do you weigh that?

Some grapes with about 6 attached still to the vine.

An open container of rice from the deli...I asked her...does this have a lid so that I can scan it?

She was 2.29. Just type it in I am eating it right now...this was one of the moms....

The kids were grabbing candy from the aisle and throwing it onto the belt.

And that's not all.

I said Hi how are ya'll?

They grunted.....

Animals I tell least animals wait until their humans buy and pay for their food before they eat it.


and it is only the day after Thanksgiving....



 My Favorite Thanksgiving Picture 

Photo Scavenger Hunt #97 will be due on Sunday, November 26, at 11:00 PM EST.

This week we will do a "Thanksgiving Theme".  I thought we'd be flexible.  Here are some ideas.  Take a photo of your favorite holiday dish, or if you want to, take a photo of your whole holiday meal.  Or take a photo

Thursday, November 23, 2006

A few more pictures to share

What Are You Thankful For?

I told everyone to find something that started with the first letter of their name that they were thankful for and here is their choices.

I went to my parents house for Thanksgiving after working 8 and a half hours starting at 5 in the morning......I survived!

We all had a great time.

Mom made a feast!


I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too!


Happy Thanksgiving!

I got all my nieces and nephews together to help me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

They are left to right Ross, Christopher, Heather, Dillon and Brittany.

This was loads of fun trying to figure out how to do all the letters.

Thanks kids!  Ya'll did great!!!!!

Aunt Barbara 

Monday, November 20, 2006

Spud Snub

THERE ONCE was an Irish potato that fell in love with an Idaho potato. They married, put down roots and had a little sweet potato.

The sweet potato grew up and fell in love with a newscaster. She wanted to marry him, but her parents objected because they didn't want any daughter of theirs marrying a common tater.


Turkey, Turkey Everywhere

THE TURKEY shot out of the oven
    and rocketed into the air.
It knocked every plate off the table
    and partly demolished a chair.
It ricocheted into a corner
    and burst with a deafening boom,
Then splattered all over the kitchen,
    completely obscuring the room.
It stuck to the walls and the windows,
    it totally coated the floor.
There was turkey attached to the ceiling
    where there’d never been turkey before.
It blanketed every appliance,
    It smeared every saucer and bowl.
There wasn’t a way I could stop it,
    that turkey was out of control.
I scraped and scrubbed with displeasure,
    and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
That I’d never again stuff a turkey
    with popcorn that hadn’t been popped.

Bear with Us

A YOUNG FELLOW was bragging to his buddy about his hunting skills. Just as they arrived at their cabin, he said, “You get the fire started, and I’ll go get us something for supper.”

He walked a few minutes and met a bear. He immediately dropped everything he was carrying and ran back to the cabin as fast as he could, with the bear right at his heels.

Just as he reached the cabin, he slipped and fell. The bear was going too fast to stop and skidded right through the open cabin door.

The young fellow got up, closed the door and shouted to his buddy from the outside, “You skin that one, and I’ll go get us another.”

Needs Better Directions

DURING THE EARLY DAYS of the Model T Ford, a salesman was traveling through the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The roads were narrow and not maintained very well. The salesman soon realized he was lost, so he stopped an old mountaineer along the road and asked, “How do you get to Louisville from here?”

The mountaineer replied, “Most of the time my son-in-law takes me.”


Now Let Us Play

TOO THRIFTY? To save money, a mother of seven children frequently shopped at a bakery thrift store. She didn’t realize the impression she was making on her children until she overheard one reciting a prayer, saying, “Give us this day our day-old bread.”

GRAND FINALE. After saying bedtime prayers, little Sam asked what “Amen” meant. His mother explained it meant they were all finished. The next morning, he brushed his teeth, put down the toothbrush and said “Amen.”

BE THANKFUL. Timmy wasn’t a fan of the dinner his mother set in front of him. Before she let him begin to eat, she reminded him to say grace. “Dear God,” began Timmy, “please don’t make me eat this.”

Brand Him a Greenhorn

AN EASTERNER had always dreamed of owning a cattle ranch and finally saved enough money to buy the spread of his dreams in Wyoming.

“So what did you name the ranch?” asked a friend when he came to visit.

“We had a hard time,” admitted the novice rancher. “My wife and I couldn’t agree on a name. But we finally settled on the Double R Lazy Triple Horseshoe Bar-7 Lucky Diamond Ranch.”

“Wow!” exclaimed his impressed friend. “So where are all the cattle?”

“None survived the branding.”

And that's my story and I am sticking to it!



Vote For Me ONe MOre Time.

Ok The first time I was in 18th place.

The second time I came in 8th place

I will try one more time!

Third times a charm?  Please go and vote for me.  Tell your friends, tell your boss, tell your dog or cat if they have a different computer.  I want to win this one for Jland!


Thursday, November 16, 2006


Sleight of Hand: Dog

Sleight of Hand: Cheetah

Sleight of Hand: Eagle
New Journal Entry
A new entry has been posted to the Journal:

Sometimes I Think
Subject: photo scavenger hunt #96 subject...
Author: fisherkristina


Photo Scavenger Hunt #96 will be due on Sunday, November 19, at 11:00 PM EST.

This week's subject is art. 



I didn't take these pictures but it is the coolest art I have ever seen!  What do you think?



Sorry about all the false alarms!  Well the contest ends today and there is no way I can win. I have 178 points and the top person has over 400.

I would like to thank each of you who went to vote for me.

I don't think I am going to even try to win next week.

I will just sing for the fun of it.  Who needs a stinking microphone anyway....

Thanks to all of you who took the time to go and listen to me sing off key and gave me a 10 any way.

LOve you! Barbara

Just Joking

Thanksgiving Riddles and Jokes

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

Which cat discovered America?
?Christofurry Columbus

Why do turkeys always go, "gobble, gobble"?
?Because they never learned good table manners!

What key has legs and can't open doors?
?A Turkey Why did Johnny get such low grades after Thanksgiving?
?Because everything is marked down after the holidays

What has feathers and webbed feet?
?A turkey wearing scuba gear

  How can you send a turkey through the post office?
?Bird class mail

Why did the Pilgrims want to sail to America in the spring?
?Because April showers bring Mayflowers

What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
?He got the stuffing knocked out of him

Why did the turkey cross the road?
?It was the chicken's day off

  Why was the turkey the drummer in the band?
?Because he had the drumsticks

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Waddle who?
?Waddle I do if you don't open the door?

What do you call a dumb gobbler?
?A jerky turkey

What sound does a space turkey make?
?Hubble, hubble, hubble

What do you call a gobbler who thinks he knows everything?
?A smirky turkey

Why did the man invest in feathers?
?He heard the stock market was going down

What kind of potatoes go oui-oui-buzz-buzz?
?French flies

What kind of vegetable would you like tonight?
?Beets me

How do you make gold soup?
?Just throw in fourteen carrots (carats)



Wednesday, November 15, 2006


I found the culprit....It is NJ Little Bear OMG......thanks for scaring me for life dude!   LOL  barbara

Buddy List

You know how when you have your buddy list on when certain people sign on to their journals it makes a sound?  I am not sure what my sound is when I come on, but there is someone on my buddy list who has this really scary scream saying "HELP ME!!!!"  Who is it?  It scares the crap out of me everytime I hear it....Please let me know who you are! Barbara

Christmas Is Coming Are You Ready????

Gift Basket Ideas

Breakfast Basket - Fill a basket or a large juice pitcher with gourmet pancakes mixes, 2 or more gourmet coffees, jams, spatula, wooden spoon, mugs, maple syrup, maple candies, and your favorite breakfast recipes

Lovers' Basket - NOT just for newlyweds! :)) Include several scented candles, a cassette tape with romantic music, a good bottle of wine or brandy, two glasses, and a bottle of massage oil, some good chocolates, and a cardboard note to hang on the door that says "Do Not Disturb". Include a card with instructions to read "Close the door, turn off the phone. Enjoy together your precious time alone

Tea Time Basket - Include some interesting teas, and a small jar of honey. Add homemade jams or jellies with crackers or a small loaf of homemade bread and a copy of If Teacups Could Talk. Decorate with ribbon and an interesting kitchen utensil attached to the handle (a teaspoon or honey dipper perhaps...).

Gift for teacher - Fill a basket with fun pencils, "reward" toys, erasers, Post-It notepads, Award pads, etc. Decorate the basket with a "school" theme - instead of ribbon around the rim,glue on a row of pink erasers, alternating with some cute large plastic clips. Coffee Lover's Basket - Get a bunch of the small packets of flavored coffees for the coffee lover to sample. Add some chocolate dipped cinnamon sticks, butter cookies, a special coffee cup, a jar of homemade Hot Chocolate Mix. Dip a spoon in melted chocolate - allow it to harden, wrap in cellophane and tied w/ a pretty ribbon. Attach the spoon to the handle. (This is my favorite kind of basket... Can you tell I'm a coffee lover?)

Pamper Me" Bath Basket - Fill a basket with some homemade bath salts, lotions, etc.), along with lufa, scented candle, and a cardboard note to hang on the door that says "Pampering, Do Not Disturb

The Ultimate Chocolate Basket: A pkg of Hershey’s bars, triple fudge brownies, better than sex chocolate cake, red velvet torte, chocolate truffles, German chocolate brownies, 3 different types of fudge, chocolate syrup, yoo-hoo in the can, a few boxes of chocolate pudding, and chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate/fudge butter cookies, homemade hot cocoa powder and a box of cocoa krispies.

The Wearable Art Basket: An Ironing board cover, some iron ons. Fusible web, some pretty fabrics for appliqué, an assortment of fabric paints and pens. Rhinestone studs, and the metal studs, a box of Band-Aids and a candy bar.

The Baker's Basket: A recipe for something that you made that someone liked, along with all the premeasured ingredients (within reason) and a pack of recipe cards - perhaps a bottle of extract or some food coloring.<o:p> 

You can turn any basket into a great special occasion gift - baskets with a personalized "theme" will always be a big hit. There are so many different ways to decorate a basket, there's really no limit to what you can do with a simple basket, some ribbon, and a few decorations.

Suggested Materials:

Wicker basket with handle

Hot glue gun


Dried or silk flowers, leaves, etc.

Thin wire

Wire cutters

Needle nose pliers

Stuff to put in the basket

Tips for decorating:
Use silk flowers for baskets to be used in a bathroom - they'll be less susceptible to water/moisture damage than dried flowers.

Decorate the basket with ribbon! Measure a length of ribbon to go around the lip of the basket. Twist it into a narrow rope and glue it around the rim. You can also wind matching ribbon around the handle, securing the ends with dabs of hot glue.

I like to buy silk flowers that have multiple stems and then separate them; snipping off to the lengths I want with wire cutters. Use wire to hold in place, and hot glue where needed.

Line the inside of the basket with plastic wrap, tissue, straw or colored confetti. Then fill the basket with stuff!

TEEN AGED GIRLS Find a small to medium sized basket and line with pink tissue paper or raffia grass. Buy a sampler pack of flavored lip glosses, powders, lotions, a makeup kit and a light sporty fragrance and artistically arrange. Don't forget bracelets, rings, watches, earrings, and necklaces. Wrap in colored cellophane and tie with a bow.

TEEN AGED BOYS Place a couple of their favorite c.d.s in the basket along with a pocket comb, cologne, and skin care products designed for males. <o:p> </o:p>


Using a medium sized basket, place a thin and soft blanket in as a liner. Select a couple of dolls, stuffed animals, cars, or whatever toys the child might enjoy inside. <o:p></o:p>

OLDER CHILDREN Big kids are wild about cartoon pencils and erasers, stickers and trading cards. Add small games (like a Game Boy along with accessories) and the latest Harry Potter book. <o:p></o:p>

BBQ FANSMake up a batch of your famous BBQ sauce and can it in a pretty jar. Add bags of chips, beer and/or cokes, homemade potato salad, and big soft cookies wrapped in colored cellophane. Line the basket with red gingham cloth napkins, and add a package of rolls and a can of baked beans. <o:p></o:p>

TEA OR COFFEE LOVERS Place gourmet tea or coffee in a basket along with cookies, tea cups or coffee mugs, pretty cloth napkins, and a ceramic tea pot (or coffee pot.) Add sugar cubes and flavored creamers. You could also include flavored syrups. If the person you are giving the gift to likes music or reading, throw in a c.d. or a novel.

FRUIT AND BREAD BASKETS Buy an assortment of various fruits and create a basket filled with fruits and nuts. Add homemade breads and rolls, or cookies, candies, or other goodies.

SWEETHEARTS A romantic gift idea would be to add sexy lingerie and massage oils into a basket. Include flowers, scented bubble bath, a soft jazzy c.d., candles and a bottle of champagne, along with two wine glasses.

ARTISTS How about creating a basket filled with art supplies? Include paint brushes, different types of paints, markers, pencils, and sketch books. 

Football Fan -- For teenage boys, brothers, fathers and brothers-in-law! Fill a large bowl purchased at the dollar store with candy bars, bags of microwave popcorn, sodas, chips, dips, a favorite football flag or hat and a calendar of game days

Fisherman -- In a tackle box or fish bowl put hooks, bait, line, hot chocolate or sodas, trail mix, gloves, fishing magazines and a fish pillow.

Relaxing Basket -- Line a basket with a hand towel. Add a lavender candle, bath oil or bubble bath, bath salts, a favorite magazine or book, a poof and scented soap and a "Do Not Disturb" sign. (Make one out of a piece of cardboard

Coffee Lover -- In a basket, include flavored coffee packets, cinnamon sticks dipped in chocolate -- wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon -- cookie mix or cookies, flavored powdered creamer and a coffee cup

Baker's Delight -- Line a large mixing bowl with a dish towel. Add cookie mixes, hot chocolate mixes, brownie mix, muffin mix, a package of walnuts, measuring cups and pot holders

Ice Cream Lover -- Place tissue paper on the bottom of a basket. Add sundae dishes, an ice cream scoop, nuts, hot fudge sauce, butterscotch sauce, chocolate syrup, Maraschino cherries and a gift certificate for two half-gallons of ice cream

Soup Basket -- In a basket, stock pot or bean crock add large soup mugs, seven-bean soup, cornbread mix, cookie mix and oyster crackers wrapped in cellophane bags and tied with a ribbon

Nail Polish Basket -- In a pretty bucket or basket, add a variety of nail polish, emery boards, nail clippers, polish remover, cotton balls, hand cream, cuticle cream and a nail buffer

Family Night -- In a large bowl, add a puzzle or game, popcorn, candy bars, soda, hot chocolate mix and mugs

Cookie Delight -- In a basket lined with tissue paper, add two cookie mixes in cellophane bags or jars tied with ribbons, Russian Tea (also in a cellophane bag or small jar tied with ribbon), cookie cutters, a teacup and two pot holders

Dinner and a movie: box of pasta (this looks really nice if you buy the colorful pasta and put it in a mason jar, put a small piece of material over the top with a ribbon on the lid), jar of sauce, a jar of shaker cheese, could also include a clove of garlic or a shaker of Italian seasoning, a pasta spoon or wooden spoon with a ribbon tied on the handle, a pair of candles for romantic lighting, two cupcakes or a bag of gourmet cookies, and a gift certificate from the local movie rental place. This is also nice for new parents, as they won't be going out much in the next few months.


If anyone has any other ideas I would love to hear them...thanks Barbara



Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Up Close And Personal For Pineapple

Don't Forget to Vote!!

I Live: in the middle of the city out in the country by the woods.

I Work: at a grocery store as a cashier and candy stocker.  I'm a candy girl now.


I Talk: too much and sometimes you find me

with my foot in my mouth because I talk

without thinking much!


I Wish: I could spend more time with Eric my



I Enjoy: painting, singing, making music and



I Look: for the good things about people


I Find: stray kittens after a hard rain 


I Smell: when I don't take a bath LOL


I Listen: less than I talk


I Hide: money from myself so that I won't

spend it and then I forget where I put it....


I Pray: everyday for all my friends and family

I Walk: only when I have to.

I Write: the songs that make the whole world sing...

well that is in my ultimate dream life

I See: saw when I go to the park.  Do you 



I Sing: every chance I get

I Laugh: all the time.

I Can: do all things through Christ who

strengthens me.

I Watch: all my favorite shows like Survivor

and do not allow anyone to talk...only on

commercials....I won't even answer my phone.

I Yearn: to earn. So that I will have money

to burn!!!!!

I Daydream: about Matthew M.....

I Fall: when I trip

I Want: to teach the world to sing in perfect really...wouldn't that be awesome

if we could all get together and sing!

I Cry: at sappy old movies.

I Burn: ready to cook bacon P U!!!!

I Read: as much as I can.  I like all books

I Love: my family and friends

I Rode: a horse in high school

I Sometimes: stay up too late and go to work

with only 3 hours of sleep....zzzz

I Hurt: my foot today when I dropped a heavy

box on it.

I Fear: nothing any more I used to be scared

to drive until Eric moved away and it was either

get over it or never see him


I Hope: you dance 

I Break: dance...not

I Eat: when I remember to 

I Bathe: once a week whether I need it or 

not!  If it is on Sunday I even use soap! 

I Drink: Diet Pepsi like I should drink water.


I Stop: people when I see them being

mean to someone!!!! 

I Save: everything!!!! Eric is 22 and I still

have all of his baby clothes!  I finally threw

away his first diaper...just kidding,

but I really do have all his baby clothes!

I Hug: anyone who needs one

I Meditate: while I procrastinate

I Play: many instruments

I Miss: my angels

I Hold: my breathe underwater

I Forgive: everyone....I let God deal with them

I Drive: because I can!

I Learned: that life is shorter than you think 

I Dream: vivid dreams every night 

I Have: to go Christmas shopping soon! 

I Don't: have to be me til Friday!!!!

I Made: that up.... 

I Believe: that Jesus lives in my heart.

I Wait: for children and old people

I Need: another vacation!!!!

I Owe: too much 

I Hate: mean rude people.

I Feel: with my fingers

I Know: my savior lives.

I Wonder: how God made all these wonderful


I Applaud: all of the courageous people who are

fighting cancer

I Love: my life!

There you go...more than you care to know once again!

Love ya, Barbara



Wow!  I went to work and came home and I am at 152.  I am still in 5th place!  Keep it up my friends I love you! Barbara

I Have 120


Thanks to everyone who has voted so far and for those who have tried but could not.  Some people have no trouble and some people do.  I love you all .  So far I am in 5th place. I have 120 points.  The top person has 240.  I have 3 days left before the end of the voting.  So if you haven't voted yet please go and try.  I promise I will write a real entry soon!  I am on my way out the door as I have to be at work a 5 this morning

OUCH......I am off tomorrow though so I will catch up then or maybe today when I get home from work if I am not exhausted.

The grocery store is a crazy place right now.

Everyone making sure they get their Thanksgiving stuff.....

Love you guys!!!! xoxBarbara 

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Vote For Barbara

Will You Love Me Tomorrow.....this was Rhythum and Blues...not my usual genre.  But this was the only one I could even attempt.  The person with the highest votes this week wins a microphone!  Please go vote for me!  Thanks and if I win I will be singing better with my new mic!   

Thursday, November 9, 2006

You Be The Judge


This is the girl who won the singing contest.


I have 119 points towards the contest now.  There are only 3 hours left.  So I won't win this week.  Thanks to everyone who voted for me.  There is still a little time left....but the number one so far already has over 400.  So unless a miracle happens and everyone pimps me like mad this week is a bomb.

I will let you know asap for next week so that more of you can vote.....This weeks theme was Pop.  I hope next week is gospel.  I do love to sing Christian music!  Love you guys! Barbara

You did bring me up from 50th to 21st!  

Could You Do Me A Big Favor?'

I am in a singing contest.  Please go and have a listen and  vote for me!  The contest ends I don't think I can win.  I will let you know what I am singing for the next contest.  I just don't want to be in last place LOL Thanks! xoxBarbara

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt #95

Photo Scavenger Hunt #95 will be due on Sunday, November 12, at 11:00 PM EST.


This week's subject will be:  "feet

I am just looking through the old files and this is what I found.

Tinys foot...she has four I only showed you one.

My feet when they wouldn't work last Christmas because I slipped on a pile of leaves.  I had to literally crawl around for three days.  Thank goodness all I did was sprain it real bad.  I am up and running now.

And a foot getting aired out after too much jumping.... Have fun and thank you God for feet!

Beautiful are the feet that bring good news!!!!


Sunday, November 5, 2006

Got MIlk?

A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in for the baby's first exam.

The doctor arrived, and examined the baby, checked his weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed?

"Breast-fed, "she replied.

"Well, strip down to your waist," the doctor ordered.

She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination.

Motioning to her to get dressed the doctor said, "No wonder this baby is underweight.

You don't have any milk."

"I know," she said, "I'm his Grandmother, but I'm glad I came."

Not All Blondes Are Dumb


There's this blonde out for a walk.

She comes to a river and sees another blonde on the opposite bank. "Yoo-hoo!" she shouts,

"How can I get to the other side?"

The second blonde looks up the river then down the river and shouts back, "You ARE on the other side.


A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting!

Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, "PULL OVER!"

"NO!" the blonde yelled back, "IT'S A SCARF!"


A Russian, an American, and a Blonde were talking one day.

The Russian said, 'We were the first in space!"

The American said, "We were the first on the moon!"

The Blonde said, "So what? We're going to be the first on the sun!"

The Russian and the American looked at each other and shook their heads. "You can't land on the sun, you idiot! You'll burn up!" said the Russian.

To which the Blonde replied, "We're not stupid, you know. We're going at night!"


A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn. She rolled the dice and she landed on Science & Nature.

Her question was, "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?"

She thought for a time and then asked, "Is it on or off?"


The blonde reported for her university final examination that consists of yes/no type questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes and then, in a fit of inspiration, takes out her purse, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin, marking the answer sheet: Yes, for Heads, and No, for Tails. Within half an hour she is all done, whereas the rest of the class is still sweating it out.

During the last few minutes she is seen desperately throwing the coin, muttering and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is going on. "I finished the exam in half an hour, but now I'm rechecking my answers."


There was a blonde woman who was having financial troubles so she decided to kidnap a child and demand a ransom.

She went to a local park, grabbed a little boy, took him behind a tree and wrote this note: I have kidnapped your child. Leave $10,000 in a plain brown bag behind the big oak tree in the park tomorrow at 7 A.M. Signed, The Blonde.

She pinned the note inside the little boy's jacket and told him to go straight home. The next morning, she returned to the park to find the $10,000 in a brown bag behind the big oak tree, just as she had instructed. Inside the bag was the following note: Here is your money. I cannot believe that one blonde would do this to another!


A blonde finds herself in serious trouble. Her business has gone bust and she's in dire financial straits. She's so desperate that she decides to pray for help. She begins to pray..."Please help me. I've lost my business and if I don't get some money, I'm going to lose my house as well. Please let me win the lotto." Lotto night comes, and somebody else wins it.

She again prays... "Please let me win the lotto! I've lost my business, my house and I'm going to lose my car as well." Lotto night comes and she still has no luck.

Once again, she prays... "Why have You forsaken me? I've lost my business, my house, and my car. My children are starving. I don't often ask you for help, and I have always been a good servant to you. PLEASE let me win the lotto just this one time so I can get my life back in order."

Suddenly there is a blinding flash of light as the heavens open. The blonde is overwhelmed by the thunderous voice from heaven, "You know, it would sure make it a lot easier if you'd help me out and at least buy a ticket, Blondie."

***No offense meant to any Blondes here***

I am a blonde too LOL Barbara

Saturday Six On Sunday

Patrick's Saturday Six

I haven't done one of these for a couple of weeks; time to get back in the groove: I agree with Mosie on this one!

Here are this week's "Saturday Six" questions. Either answer the questions in a comment at Patrick's Weekender, or put the answers in an entry on your journal...but either way, leave a link to your journal at Patrick's Weekender, so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as "first to play," you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!

1. How many trick-or-treaters did you have this year? Were that more, less, or the same as last year?  I only had great niece Marly.  She was a beautiful butterfly or fairy princess.  I was suppose to have a few more but I guess they got overtired and didn't make it to my house.  So I got in my car and went down my dark and scary road and passed out candy as the trick or treaters went by.  I ran out of candy in 10 minutes!  It was fun!

  2. What kind of halloween candy did you buy?  I bought three big bags of mixed cany.  There were suckers, bubble gum and chewy candy.  And I bought Rick some Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
3. What's the next topic you intend to blog about?  Maybe my new hours at work, or Erics new girlfriend, or Ricks going out of town, or maybe something to make you laugh.....

4. Take the quiz: What is your beer personality?

Well I really don't drink beer....but the test said I was

You Are Corona

5. Do you like the taste of beer? No Have you ever tried this particular one?  Yes.

6. Which of the following in your home is more full: your dishwasher, your washing machine, your dryer, your sink or your hamper? My washer and dryer are equally full as I am washing uniforms for Ricks work.  I don't have a dishwasher but all my dishes are clean.  What is a hamper????