Monday, December 31, 2007
no more sweetsThose of you who read my journal as I write these entrys all know and love Miss Tiny my puppy dog.
She has been feeling bad and having spells where she falls over and is unable to move. We calm her down by talking gently to her and she comes out of it.
We went to see Eric in Austin and when we got to his apartment (he lives on the second floor)...Tiny refused to go up the stairs. She just sat down and looked up at us and barked. So we picked her up and carried her up the stairs. She was short of breath from the walk from the car.,
Her stomach has grown huge. She is not pregnant. I took her to the vet this morning and she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition.
The doctor put her on heart medicine and a diretice....or however you spell it....it is to help her pee. Any way she gave Tiny a shot also and she has been going alot since then.
The medicine is going to cost 79 dollars a month. I know this is alot of money.....but it is TINY
The doctor said she would have to be on it for the rest of her life. She should be getting better soon.
She has a heart murmer.
We love her so much as I know all of you have come to love her as well. Keep Miss Tiny in your prayers.
Here is a picture I took of her at Christmas....She still has energy and is eating and drinking fine.
Doctor said....no more table food....no more chips....and the one that Tiny didn't like....no more tapioca.
But she will be with us.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
OK I TOLD YOU I WAS GOING SHOPPING...I GOT EVERYTHING ON YOUR LIST SO FAR.....I GOT...
PEACE ON EARTH FOR BARB AND MARLA
A SHOWER CURTAIN FOR FAY
HMM WHAT WAS IT DEB WANTED...
OH YEAH...ONE MILLION DOLLARS...
CHOCOLATE FOR LISA SHARE WITH THE KIDS!!
SORRY I TOOK A BITE FIRST :)
NOW WHO DID LISA WANT????LISA....YOU KNOW THE ANGEL THAT WORKS AT WORLD MARKET.......
IS THIS HIM?
MAYBE IT WAS...
NO WAIT I REMEMBER NOW....
OK SWEET LINDA HERE ARE YOUR.....
BUY SOMETHING SPECIAL!
AND ROBIN I BELIEVE YOU ASKED FOR A HOUSE....I WILL GIVE YOU A CHOICE....
PAULA YOU CAN READ MY JOURNAL ANYTIME FREE OF CHARGE...AND LINDA (FASTTRACK)
YOU DIDN'T EVEN HELP ME LOOK FOR MY LIST.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A PORSCHE FOR.....ALLY
ANYONE ELSE? SEND ME YOUR REQUESTS.....
HERE IS A CHRISTMAS CARD FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS.
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thanks so much for all your love prayers and support.
I guess I just wanted it SO BAD. I know there is a reason I did not pass the first time.
My boss Gary expected it to happen. He said no one passes the first time....but you know me....I like to be different.
I mean they didn't even order a congratulations cake because they KNEW I would fail it the first time.
I didn't know.
But I am ok now.
And THEN..... Gary tells me that on Sunday...the day before I went to class there was an article in Sundays paper that said that the school was a rip off and didn't really teach you what was on the test....
After taking the test I believe this.
I seriously was looking to see if I was even taking the RIGHT test a couple of times because there was at least HALF of it that was never taught in the classes.
I am just going to study the book on my own.
Gary said he had to take it twice and it was in 1970 something when he took it.
Ann had to take it twice too.
I guess God thought if I passed it the first time that they would call me Smarty Pants or something....IDK
Any who.....I am ok now.
Thanks so much for praying for me. It helped me alot....
Speaking of which.....I was nervous because I had to find the testing center which was in another place.
I left in plenty of time and then....the ramp I normally go on was closed for construction. I had to take a detour.....not very clearly marked.....
But I found my way.,
I just want to pass this quickly because I have run out of things to file. I straightened out 26 drawers of stuffed folders.
Now all I will have is the day to day filing and doing quotes and answering the phone. Until I get my license.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Good Morning Friends!
Well to bring you up to date....
First day of school.....nervous about the drive in to SA and of all things the exit I was suppose to get off on was closed due to an accident.
Went to the next exit and turned around.....everything ok.
THEN....person at work...I won't mention any names...ANN! (LOL)
tells me it will be at Compass Bank....not seeing this name ANYWHERE.....notice bank and think....hm maybe the name has changed.....sure enough! Ok at the right place now....
I am an hour early. First student there....no where to sit. Ok here is a stairway....looks good to me. Read until someone gets there.
There are about 20 people in the class. From a 20 year old to a man who is actually a Respiratory Doctor and changing professions.....always good to have a doctor in the house lol.
First day and the instructor is FANTASTIC! I GET everything he is teaching us. ALRIGHT!
Lundh time....where do I go where I can find my way back to class.....ok here is a TGIF (very good but pricy food)
Young man comes to take my order. Would you like a mixed drink?
Well seeing as I dont "drink" and it probably wouldn't be wise to go back sloshed I kindly tell him I only have 1 hour for lunch. He suggests a Bacon Cheeseburger....the thing was bigger than my mouth can open. Only ate half.
It cost me 20.00
Tip the rest of a 20.
Ok I am a sucker for young people working their waythrough school. :) Shh don't tell Rick :)
So I make it back to class and continue learning and GETTING IT!!!!
When I leave school it is dark again. Got there in the dark going home n the dark.....did I mention that I HATE to drive in the dark?
Stop by a gas station on the way home for a drink and write a check. Give the girl my drivers license.
Go home, study and hit the bed.
Wake up early. Out the door by 5:30am. Think....hm did that girl give me back my drivers license?
Go back to the gas station and PRAY the whole way that she put it where I can get it back.
She did.....Thank God!
Get my license and head to SA for second day.
Get there an hour and a half early. Study in car until time for class....Have almost everything from the day before memorized and learned. ....so far so good.
Go to class....different teacher.
She was a very nice person but went WAY TOO FAST for the whole class. She would say the important stuff really fast and then tell us storys/which btw I do enjoy and help me to remember things/ slowly.
I wish the info could have come slower and the stories faster.
At break I notice everyone is having a tough time keeping up.
At lunch two people invited me to go with them.
Made two new friends.
Hard afternoon of trying to keep up.
After school I went by my job and told my new boss Gary....
I HATE YOU.
I was serious....he thought I was kidding.....(I was)
I told him that I am trying with all my heart and brain to learn the material. He told me not to stress and that if I didn't pass the first time I could retake the test.....yeah like I want to make ANOTHER trip to town.....PRAY THAT I PASS IT THE FIRST TIME!!!!!
Soo.....now here I sit at my computer when I NEED to be getting ready for the last day of class.
The teacher that I understood will be back today and teaching us the rest. It is like 15 long Chapters of stuff and we are on 8.
So today we will finish up and then take a practice quiz.
My test is set for Thursday at 12:30.
So set your clocks and PRAY for me from 12:00-2:30.
Pray in shifts....I will leave it up to yall who prays at which 30 minute time slot.
I CAN AND WILL DO THIS!
Thanks to all of you who have given me love prayers and support.
Marla, Linda, Phil, Lisa, Paula, Luddie, Barbara, Sharon and Linda and all others who have read and given me words of prayer and hope.
All my love, Barb
Monday, December 3, 2007
Hey! What is this? A serious entry from me?
Gotta make it short and sweet though.
I am starting school today and have to leave in 20 minutes. I have to drive myself to San Antonio and on the north side by the airport. Don't know how long it will take so I have to leave early today. I have to be there at 7:30am. I am kinda nervous because I have never driven there before. Once I get there I know school will be fine.
I am going to insurance school. I have to go for the next three days and then hopefully pass a test so that I can sell insurance at my new job. So far I have only been allowed to do quotes and file.
My boss and the other girl had to take the test more than once to pass it.....but beings how I hate to drive to SA you know I will give it all I got to pass it the first time.
It is alot to learn in three short days.
Everything else is about the same.
Eric is still in Austin and needs more hours at work. We had to help him with his rent again this month. I really don't mind, but it would be nice to have that extra money for Christmas. But if he lived here it would go to groceries anyhow,,,and besides that's what Moms and Dads are for right :)...He is a great kid and is working so hard. Just not enough hours being given out.
Rick is still working hard at his job and itching to go hunting. He is probably going this weekend. He has borrowed a gun.
Tiny has been having less spells, but her tummy is getting big...We know she isn't prego.....We just love her all we can.
My mom still needs your prayers. She is going through another round of Chemo.
Dad needs your prayers too. He is trying to do it all.
Please pray for my sis too.
I gotta go learn something.....sometimes I wonder if I shouldn't have just stayed as a cashier and not have the stress of learning something new.....but then again the nights and weekends off have been a blessing.
I have a major soap opera going on that I can't write about yet. Maybe soon.