Wednesday, January 31, 2007






Thursday, January 25, 2007

Calling All Prayer Warriors

As you all know I sing on a site and ask you each week to go and listen and vote for me.  Well I met a friend on there named Rich.  He sings there too.  This week he sang a song dedicated to his fiancee BettyJane.  They just found out that she has breast cancer.  As you all know I lost my little sister to cancer.

Alot of things have changed since then and there is hope.

PLease say a special prayer for Rich and BettyJane as they are going through this rough time.

He had long hair when I first met him. He recently went and shaved it all off and donated it to Locks For Life.

This really means alot to me as that was one of the hardest things my sister had to face.  Losing all her beautiful long blonde hair.

I would appreciate all prayers you could send their way.

xox and prayers from me too! xox Barbara

Monday, January 22, 2007


1. Don't change horses..................change the way you ride..

2. Strike while the.........................bug is close.

3. It's always darkest before.........morning.

4. Never underestimate the power of ....... termites.

5.  You can lead a horse to water but ........ how?
6. Don't bite the hand  that ............. looks dirty.

7. No news  is......................................impossible.

8. A miss is as good  as a ............................ Mr.

9. You can't teach an old dog new  .......... math.

10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ..stink in the morning.

11. Love all, trust .................................yourself

12. The pen is mightier than the ............... pigs.

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

14. Where  there's smoke there's ............. pollution.

15. Happy the bride  who.....................gets all the presents.

16. A penny saved is  ......................not much.

17. Two's company, three's .......... more.

18. Don't put off till tomorrow what .......... should have been done yesterday
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you,  cry....... and you have to blow your nose.

20. There are none so blind as ..........ones who can't see the heart.

21. Children should be seen and not  .......spanked or ignored

22. If at first you don't succeed  ............................. get new batteries.

23. You get out of something only  what you ..... see in the picture on the box.

24. When the blind  lead the blind .............. get out of the way.

And the  WINNER and last one!\

25. Better late than  .......................................pregnant

Friday, January 19, 2007

I Think I Hit a God Mind...Another Survey

What is the "turning point" in your life? When I lost my little sister to cancer....she was only 35 years old.  It made me look and talke my life more seriously.  I don't let the little things annoy me and I look for rainbows.

Is there a time in your life that you've been given a second chance?  Unfortuneatly we don't get a second chance, so live laugh and love often

What's the biggest physical risk you've ever taken?  quitting my waitress job and starting a new one....good move!

What childhood activity would you like to try again?  Ice Skating I had a blast!

What were you scared of when you were a kid? not being accepted

Could you ever be in love with someone you knew you couldn't trust?  no

Would you rather have a strikingly attractive spouse who was disappointing in bed or a plain-looking spouse who was fantastic? God gave me both an attactive spouse and one who knows what he is doing...if you know what I mean

If you could spend one night with anyone in the world you desired, but only by getting permission from your partner, would you ask for it?  Matthew Mcconehey..hubby wouldn't let me though....and I only dream about him  What's the oddest thing in your glove box right now? sign language book

If you had to name the worst song to wake up to in the morning, what would it be?  Heavy Metal Highway to Hell

If you were to have Shakespeare to dinner tonight and could invite one other person from history, who would you pick? Abraham Lincoln

Are you particular about your bed sheets? Not really but I wish I could have fresh linen Oprah.. ;-)

What size bed do you have? Is that the size of your choice? I think it is Full size

What do you find to be the best way to wind down after a tough day?  scratch lottery tickets LOL

What was your first official (tax-paying) job? a file clerk

What profession do you think is under-appreciated?  firemen and police officers but mostly our soldiers

If you were to name the most clear proof that evil exists in the world, what would you say?  9/11

If you could trade your derriere for that of someone else, whose would you want?  I have a hard enough time keeping mine at the minimum

If you did not work (or if you don't) how much TV would you/do you watch during the course of the day? Way too much...

If you were an entry in the dictionary, under which word would people find you? crazy

Would you drink milk after the expiration date on the container? Why or why not?  no way!  UGH!

Would you vote for a political candidate who was honest, competent, and concurred with your position on most issues if you also knew she was an alcoholic who was promiscuous?  no

If, for one month, you had to live day and night at any one retail store, which one would it be?  Hobby Lobby...what more could a girl want?

If, like the milk or the newspaper, you could have anything delivered to your front doorstep each and every day, what would it be?  fresh flowers

If you could have your voice sound like any other person, living or alive, who would that be and why?   I will stick with my own that way when I talk to myself I will know who it is.

Which month of the year do you think best describes your personality? June

What punctuation mark best describes your personality?  !!!!!!!!!

Have you ever gone on a blind date?  yes and it sucked

If I were to be on "American Idol" my audition song would be "God Bless The Broken Road"

Getting bored yet?

xox Barbara

A Survey From England

1. Where were you when the ball dropped for 2007? sleeping because I had to be at work the next day at 5am after working until 11:00pm.  Manager didn't look at prevous weeks scedule.....but I survived!

2. How did you get the idea for your my space name? I don't do myspace

3. What are you listening to write now? My computer speakers this bad?  I hope not!

4. Has the death of a celebrity ever made you cry? Princess Di ,Steve irwin, Elvis, Lucille Ball, Don Knotts

5. What color underwear are you wearing? white granny pantys...what?  It's my day off and I am comfortable.

6. Do you live in a zoo? seems like it some days.  If I do I am the keeper because I am the only one who feeds and cleans around here......

7. What did you do this morning? I got up, put in my contacts grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down at this computer....repeat after me....I am not addicted.!  Oh yeah and I slept until 10:00......making up for all those days I have to be up at 3:30 am to be at work by 5am.

8. What does your mom do for a living? She has retired but not slowed down.  She was a Physical Education teacher at a jr high school.  I actually had her as my teacher in the 6th grade.  Now she is always on the go, exercises at least twice a week in the gym and goes on many trips to different parts of the United States.  When she is home she likes to read and spend tiime with her grandchildren.

9. Where do you work? as a cashier in a grocery store.

10. What are your favorite smells? chocolate chip cookies, fresh baked bread, vanillla, cinnamon

11. What are the last two digits of your phone number? 16

12. What was the last concert you attended? UFO back when Rick and I were dating...and we also went to see Jodee Messina at the rodeo.  Which I love her, but the first thing they do is stand up and sing the national anthem and the jerk behind us spilt his WHOLE BEER  all the way down the back of my shirt and I was cold and stinky the whole way through.........did I mention it was cold outside and I practically froze to death too? 

13. Who was with you? Rick

14. What was the last movie you watched? High school Musical...but that was yesterday and I crashed in the middle of it...will watch again today.  Before that I watched Employee of The Month which I absolutely adored because it is about a grocery store and so true of where I work.  I laughed my butt off and then I went in to look and was still there.

15. What do you dislike at the moment? evil

16. What do you crave right now? a vacation to visit Eric in Austin

17. Did you dream last night? I always dream....sometimes I awake so suddenly I forget what today.

18. What was the last TV show you watched? Shark

19. What is your favorite piece of jewelry? THE RING that I got for Christmas.  And my wedding rings and my mothers ring.

 20. Name someone on your Top 8 who is just like you? ???? I don't have a top 8 see # 2

21. Who is your best friend of the opposite sex? Rick

22. Who last IM’d you? can't remember

23. Are you on any medication? I keep trying to stand on the cough medicine and it keeps no

24. What side of the bed do you sleep on? right

25. What color shirt are you wearing?My favorite color Aqua.  It has Dogwood flowers on it and it is from North Carolina.  Probably a shirt my parents gave me from one of their many trips.

 26. What color is your razor? orange

27. What is your favorite frozen treat? Erics special blueberry Smoothie

28. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? 6 tattoos, all of dragons and I have my eyebrow, my ears, my lip, my belly button all pierced......oh wait that isn't tattoos for me and only my ears pierced once.

29. What are your favorite stores?  world market , Hobby Lobbys, and any bookstore

30. Are you thirsty right now? no drinking coffee

31. Can you imagine yourself ever getting married? I’m married now

32. Who’s someone you haven’t seen in awhile and miss? My parents and Eric

33. What did you do last night? mostly slept.

34. Do you care what people think about you? Well I do, but since I can only be myself  I am myself and sometimes it takes a little while for people to "get me" because I am a kidder and a prankster......

35. Have you ever done something to instigate trouble? Who me?......Always LOL

36. Do you like your nose? no

37. What color is your room? Pepto Bismal Pink and I HATE IT

38. When was the last time you worked out? you mean went to work? yesterday and belive me with all the 50lb dog foods and flour etc.  water, I get a work out.  If you are talking about a gym ......then never mind.....


39. Do you like pedicures? never had one.

40. Where do you live? Texas

41. Are you an aggressive driver? Only if they get in my way

42. Who is your cell phone carrier? Cingular..the best

43. Do you like the person who posted this last? just met her really

44. Do you know their birthday? no but I hope she lets me know so that I can spoil her on that day

45. What is the thing you’d most want to change about yourself? my organization skills

46. What color is your car? white

47. What do you smell like right now? the inside of my nose

48. What is your favorite color? aqua

49. Do you like mustard? on some things, but it stains you know.

50. What do you tell yourself when times get hard? I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

51. Would you ever sky dive? no way

52. What do you sleep on? A bed.A chair, whatever

53. Have you ever bid for something on eBay? nope

54. What do you think of Angelina Jolie being pregnant? didn't she already have her baby?  I don't like her because she messed with my Jenn

55. Do you enjoy giving hugs? to whom I chose

56. Would you consider yourself to be fashionable? not really 

57. Do you own a digital camera? Yes.

58. What celebrities have you been compared to? Lisa Kudrow, Jessica Parker, Lilly Tomlin


 59. What does your 19th test message say? Hey. Luv u 2, Talk 2 u 2nite, At work....This was from Eric

 60. How ’bout your 30th? Luv u...from Eric too!

61. Who did you hang out with last night? Rick and Tiny

62. What are you doing this Saturday? working 5a until 1:30 I will be the candy girl.

Wow that was a long one.!!!!!

xox Barbara

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Do Not Try This At Home...LOL

91 ways 2 annoy people
1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly.

2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage."

3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go."

4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..."

5. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen. <

6. Speak only in a "robot" voice.

7. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.

8. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub".

9. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies.

10. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.

11. Sniffle incessantly.

12. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles.

13. Name your dog "Dog."
14. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."

15. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."

16. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."

17. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace".

18. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot."

19. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol.

20. Practice making fax and modem noises.

21. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss.

22. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.

23. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person."

24. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy."

25. Wear a special hip holster for your
remote control.

26. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.

27. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.

28. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.

29. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.

30. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

31. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."

32. Drum on every available surface.

33. Staple papers in the middle of the page.

34. Ask 1-800 operators for dates.

35. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.

36. Sew anti-theft detector strips
into peoples backpacks.

37. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.

38. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page.

39. Set alarms for random times.

40. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.

41. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise.

42. Honk and wave to strangers.   This is annoying?  I do it all the time LOL

43. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange.

44. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.


45. Wear your pants backwards.

46. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.

47. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!"


49. only type in lowercase.

50. dont use any punctuation either

51. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.

52. Pay for your dinner with pennies.

53. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.

54. Repeat everything someone says, as a question.

55. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps.

56. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."

57. Light road flares on a birthday cake.

58. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley. 

59. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador."

60. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks.

61. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.

62. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.

63. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it.

64. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat. 

65. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination.

66. Ask people what gender they are.

67. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back.

68. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl.

69. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes".

70. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song.

71. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet.

72. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.

73. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September.

74. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

75. Chew on pens that you've borrowed.
Being a cashier I have to loan out my pen alot.  One day this lady was chewing on the end of my pen and then she realized what she was doing and said." Oh I'm sorry!  I didn't realized I was chewwing on your pen."
I replied, " That's ok...I had a customer earlier who did the same thing.....he was 87 years old and had lost most of his teeth, so I didn't get mad at him either....."

76. Wear a LOT of cologne.

77. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing."

78. Sing along at the opera.

79. Mow your lawn with scissors.

80. At a golf tournament, chant "swing-batabatabata-suhWING-batter!"

81. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend."

82. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.

83. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something
about "psychological profiles."

84. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture."

85. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times.

86. Never make eye contact.

87. Never break eye contact.

88. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn.

89. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results.

90. Make appointments for the 31st of September.

91. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.

For The Laughs

One day, while a blonde was out driving her car, she ran into a truck.

The truck's driver made her pull over into a parking lot and get out of the car.

He took a piece of chalk and drew a circle on the pavement. He told her to stand in the middle and not leave the circle.

Furious, he went over to her car and slashed the tires.

The blonde started laughing.

This made the man angrier so he smashed her windshield.

This time the blonde laughed even harder.

Livid, the man broke all her windows and keyed her car.

The blonde is now laughing hysterically, so the truck driver asks her what's so funny.

The blonde giggles and replies, "When you weren't looking, I stepped out of the circle three times!"

Words Of Wisdom

Nothing is Impossible


The future is yours, it belongs to you.

And with Faith in God and yourself too.

No hill too high, no mountain too tall.

For with Faith in the Lord,

You can conquer them all.

And all that you wish for that is honest and true.

The Lord will certainly give to you.

Not always the way you most desire

But always He gives what you require.

So accept what He sends, be it Bitter or Sweet

For God knows best what makes life complete.

And great is your gladness

And rich your reward

When you learn to accept the will of the Lord.


Life is a Highway on which years go by....

Sometimes the road is level, sometimes the hills are high.

But as we travel onward to a future unknown  

We can make each mile we travel a Heavenly stepping stone.

God bless you all and keep you safe.

And may you have a smile upon your face.

xox Barbara


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Baby It's Cold Outside snow only icy rain....and a mad house at the grocery store.....back at 5am in the morning for another day......:) still smiling xox Barbara

Dinner and a Movie

Friday, January 12, 2007

Sunday, January 7, 2007

I Could Win This!!! With A Little Help From My Friends


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This is what I get if I win!  So Please go and vote me to the top!

Sold The Girl Version I rewrote! xox Barbara

Saturday, January 6, 2007

2006 In Reverse

Make sure you view all the pictures because there could be a test!!!!

Friday, January 5, 2007

Twin Cousins

Today is the birthday of my son Eric and his cousin Emily.

23 years ago today they came into this world and it hasn't been the same since.

My sister-in=law Beverly and I were both pregnant at the same time.  She was due in January and  I was due in December.

We were sitting around eating like pregnant ladys sometimes do.  We were having a big old feast.  We were eating liverwurst and crackers, chips and other healthy foods .

I was already two weeks past due. 

I know what I think I am having contractions....she way!  Me too.

We told our husbands Rick (mine) and David (hers) and they started keeping time for us.

We were all ready and experts because we attended LaMaze classes together.

We decided that we better go and get checked out.

They put us in the same labor room in beds only separated by a curtain.

Beverly started having stronger contractions than me and was becoming quite the poplular one.  I on the other hand had stopped having such strong contractions and was rather boring.

So they all abandoned me and went to ohhh and ahhh over her progress.

Even my own husband......

Next thing I know she is being taken to have her baby.

My contractions had stopped.

But since I was past due they decided to keep me overnight to see if they would start up again.

Emily Ann was born a 6:00am on January 5, 1984.

My son Eric was born the same day 9 hours later at 1:10

So that is why we call them the Twin Cousins.

Emily as you all know hastwo children of her own now.

Eric is a chef in Austin.

Happy Birthday you two! 





Thursday, January 4, 2007

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

What's New This Year?


I am so excited to start a new year!  7 is my lucky number.  Do you ever notice how many times 7 is refered to in the bible?  I think 7 must be Gods favorite number too!

There are 7 days in a week

There are 7 letters in my name

There are 7 members in my family here....Me, Rick, Eric, Tiny, and the

There are 7 fingers on my right hand.

Just kidding about the last one just seeing who actually reads this word for word LOL Amanda says.....

I start this year on a new and clean page.

Already good things are happening.

I start this year working at a job I love....for the most part...there is always that little kink....or bossy person we would like to zap with the happiness gun.

I worked New Years Eve until closing and was back by 5am to do the candy.  Today I go in at 5 to do the candy again.  Tomorrow I open at 5:45...Thurs I finally get a break but will spend all day cleaning and organizing the new stuff.

I will take pictures of it all then.

Anyone interested in before and after pictures?

Don't know if I am brave enough to show the clutter...Maybe just the after ones. LOL

That made me remember one time when Eric was about nine.  I was at work and he got my video camera and video taped his room before he cleaned it up.  Then he video taped it after he cleaned it.

I asked him why he did that and he said so that he could watch it and whenever he was tempted to mess up his room he would watch the tape and keep his room clean instead because that was too much work. LOL.

Well I am off to work. matter where you go,  no matter where you are.

Somebody in Texas has you in her prayers and absolutlely ADORES you all!

xox Barbara   This is me singing the song You Raise Me Up    if you haven't made it over there yet I need all the help I can get I have 166 points but the top people have over 300.  So tell your friends, neighbors, co workers, mailmen, doctors, get the picture.  I need more votes LOL  I really APPRECIATE all of you who have voted for me so far!  You guys are amazing!  Thank you from my head to my toes and my whole heart! Barbara