Friday, August 31, 2007

ok Robin

I got this from Robin....


1. Are you taller than your mom?
I think we are close to the same size.  I have noticed that I have my mothers hands.  She might be slightly taller than I am.

2. What color is your shower curtain?
  No shower curtain...I have sliding glass mirrors.  So if you want to watch yourself pee you can...I always slide it to the right.

3. What is the closest thing to you right now that is red?

a coffee cup that says I'm a Little Ape over you.

4. What is your ring tone?  I recently had to change phones because my new improved flip phone flipped I changed to my old phone and when it rang I noticed I have the National Anthem.  I am keeping it in honor of our soldiers

 5. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
I have a terrible cough so my head hurts and my throat and my stomache.....I am a wreck....My back is killing me too

6. What color is your favorite pillow?

7. What is your favorite video game?
Donkey Kong Jr.
8. Had a nap today?
yes, I passed out at 5 and awoke at 10pm and now I have to go back to sleep to get up at 3:30am....why am I still up?

9. Gold or Silver?

10. Is there an animal that creeps you out?


11.Who was the last person you rode an elevator with?

I don't even remember the last time I was in an elevator.  We don't have them here in my small town

12. Did you go ice skating as a kid?
Once with my church youth group.  I remember the funnest part was falling down and sliding on the ice.

13. Ever have stitches?
Yes, stitches in my arm, knee, stomach

14. Favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Diet Pepsi

15. How long ago did you hug someone?
when Rick came home from work around 5
16. What's something you want to do before you die?
Go to Italy

17. Have you ever caught something on fire?
Yes paper towels on the stove frying taters

18. Have you ever seen a ghost?
I think maybe so

19. Have you ever seen northern lights?
what are northern lights?

20. Do you know how to use chop sticks?
yes, I think it is fun for a change sometimes.

21. Name something good that happened today.
I got to work with the nice managers..

22. What room are you in?
Living room...the old one...we still aren't in the new one...Rick is working on it as I type....yes at 11:17 at night.  He is taking his week vacation to work on the house.  Right now he is installing surround sound....I will try to take some pictures for you tomorrow

23. Are you worried about something you can't control?
I try to leave all my worrys with God


ok ready for part two....

Sunday, August 26, 2007




 A customer cussed me out because I asked him if he wanted to buy some candy that we have at our registers....we HAVE to ask them or they get it free. He was an old fart and he yelled every bad word I have ever heard in my face. I had a hard time not crying. but I didn't . He even took the Lords name in vain all because I said.....Sir we have our candy on sale today would you like to buy some? OMG you should have heard what he said to was horrible.
I hate asking people to buy that stupid candy but we have to because if we don't and they get it for free we get in LOTS of trouble. One day I had to ask a man if he wanted to buy some toothpaste and He took out his teeth and screamed at I look like I need toothpaste????


Earlier in the week my manager noticed that they had my hours scheduled wrong.

You see me and another cashier named Barbie are the only ones who do the candy.  When she isn't there I do it and visa versa.

They had not scheduled either of us to do the candy this weekend.

They had me scheduled to open the store from 5:45am - 2:15

This person comes in and drives out 8 electric carts, puts bags on all the registers, puts ourt the rugs and mats.  Changes the security stickers to another color and waits on the customers when they come in at 6am.

So since no one was scheduled in my place I was ALONE both days and was not told that no one would be coming in.

So I am doing my candy and notice no one is showing up to I have to stop doing my candy and do the above chores.  In no time.

Well it happened again today.

I was so angry wondering who was suppose to come in and didn't.

And then I started laughing when I realized who it was me.

Since they changed my schedule to do candy they forgot to schedule an opener......

I had to laugh.  Or I would have cried.

Tomorrow I do candy again and they PROMISED  someone would be there to open....

you still here?

ok well so since we have been so busy this weekend I have not been given the time to do the candy properly.  I have 6 huge totes of candy waiting for me to load unto my cart tomorrow and fill the 12 lanes.   God I hope someone shows up..... 

Friday, August 24, 2007

oh yeahh and

I forgot to tell you that I have to do 12 of those candy stands each day I work candy.

they expect it to all be done in two hours.....with them calling me off of it to bag and get on a register.

I will be doing candy for three straight days....sat, sun and mon. this week.

So I must hit the hay.

3:30 comes early......  

there are ten shelves per register times twelve so that is 120 shelves in two hours.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Employee of the Month

That's right.  I got Employee of the Month!  How's that folks?

They took my picture yesterday and put a huge poster of it on the wall.  Wow.

I have only been there 1 year and 10 months.

They put something like...

Barbara M is this months pick for employee of the month.  Barbara makes sure each and every customer is waited on with a smile and takes care of their needs no matter what situation occurs.

She is friendly to all co workers and takes time to talk to all the children who come into the store.  She is also helpful in other departments of the store as needed.  She will come in early and stay late if needed.

Her items per minute have greatly improved.  She is always on time and never late.

She shows up for her posted hours and comes in if we need a helping hand.

Barbara is a great asset to our company.

And some more blah blah blah too.

I was so surprised.

Now if I could only get that one employee who beats me to the store in the morning and steals my shade tree......

I think I should get my special parking place for all this month....not going to happen....

Well I guess I better get my butt on the road and go to work

I have a reputation now.....


I really did cut my hair.  I will try to get Rick to take my picture of it so you can all see the extreme makeover.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I Cut My Hair

It looks something like this

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Oasis


This is where Eric will be working.  Check out the photo gallery

God Answers Prayer

Eric found a job!  And not just any job either!  It is one of Austins most wonderful restaurants!  It is called The Oasis.   He starts tomorrow.  Prayers from all of you have helped this to happen.

Please continue to pray for Eric as it is always stressful starting a new job.  But I have faith that he will do great!

Thanks so much for all your comments and prayers.  They are appreciated more than you could EVER know.  Please continue to pray. 

Just HAD to let you know!!!!

You guys are goood!

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Hi Everyone!

It's know Miss Barbara

Remember me?

Ok well I just wanted to drop by and say that I went to see Eric this weekend.

He is still looking for a job in Austin, so if any of you know of any Chef jobs in the area I would REALLY appreciate you passing them on to me.

Eric has his associates degree in Culinary and needs a job to stay in Austin.

Also a bit of more sad computer went berserk.  I lost all my pictures, two books I was writing and numerous other things I don't even remember yet. I had to start over on everything.

THANK GOD  for this journal as I have put most of my pictures in it and I can at least retrieve them from here.

I learned a very important lesson....

Save everything that matters to a disc or something.

I just thought it was safely stored here in my computer....wrong ...again.

My Mom is pretty weak right now.  She will have another chemo treatment on Weds.  Please say a prayer for her.

I have not written because I like to be upbeat and things are on the down beat right now.

But don't worry I have not given up!

1.  Eric will find a job soon and one that he enjoys

2.  My Mom will get well.

3.  My family and friends love me and are praying for me.

4.  I have a good job and able to help Eric out.

5.  Rick has a good job and able to help Eric out.

6.  Tiny is doing great.

7.  My good luck is just around the corner.  I just need a ride there.

8.  God is great, but sometimes life ain't good. When I pray things don't always turn out like I think they should but I do it anyway.

I dream, I sing , I love anyway.

God Bless you all today and always.

Hanging in there and not about to let go....:) Barbara