Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Old Journal minus some pictures....

This is my old journal minus some soon as I figure out how to save the pictures I will hopefully be adding them back in. Anyone know how to do this? Anyway I wanted to save this journal for old times sake. Might be fun to go back and see where we have been. Plus I met all of my cool journal friends through this journal. So I think I will write in here every once in a while but mostly I will write in my new journal...One day I hope to be fancy about it like some of you are....for now I am just trying to get the info back. :) It will be fun to look back at all the surveys, games and adventures. xoxBarb

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Here I am...


not very much there just yet

darn it!!!!

I made a new blog and now I can't find it....

GRRRR! so even though this will disappear....for your amusement....

Oh and if someone could send me a link to my new blog that would be great Lol

Hows your heart been lately?
beating as we speak...or as you read and as I type...Actually I am heartbroken from losing this journal but other than that.....
Why aren't you in bed?
I just woke up!
Did you do laundry today?
not yet....plan to....maybe

What kind of computer do you have?
dell desktop.

Are there always other fish in the sea?
no I already caught the best one.

Do you have cable internet or dial up?

What can you do with your tongue?
you wouldn't believe it if I told you :)

Did you ever see the movie Pearl Harbor?
yes sad one!

What size bed do you have?

Do you like Harold & Kumar?

Can you say all 50 states in alphabetical order?
yes I can

Do you have atleast 2 windows in your bedroom?
just one for now

Do you subscribe to any magazines?
no save a tree..use the computer

Last time you babysat?
been awhile

Do you ever buy the same shirt in differnt colors?
sure, if you like it why not?

Do you plan your outfits out the day before?
yeah right....

Favorite Pro Sports team?
dallas cowboys.

How many hours of sleep did you get last night?
about 8

Last time you rode a bicycle?
over a year....I use to ride a new bike so I plan to start riding again

What do you have planned for today?
clean out midlle bedroom so that I can put new day bed in there and make it into a computer/art/guest room

What did you argue about last?
my parents bill people

How long does it take to get to work/ school?
o minutes.

What is the last thing you bought?
diet pepsi, m & ms

How many peircings do you have?

Can you touch your toes?

Whats your star sign?

Last place you went out to dinner at?
Nichas....a mexican food restaurant....ate pancakes :)

Ever made out on a rooftop?

Whats your myspace song?
anyway by Martina McBride
What was the highlight of your week?
talking to Eric about his new job as a Chef Le Parte
Where in the world is carmen sandiego?
does anyone REALLY klnow?

Do you like the jonas brothers?
they are cuties :)
What kind of phone do you have?
old style cingular

Are your nails painted?

Favorite person to be with?

Rick and Eric

How many friends do you have on myspace?

Ever been on a blind date?

Who is the last person you kissed?

Do you believe in God?

What are your initials?

One place you will NEVER eat at?

Would you date anyone you met online?

Do you download music?

Opinion of Chinese symbol tattoos?

Are colored contact lenses sexy?
there cool.

Have you ever been white-water rafting?
lots of fun!!!! NOw I want to go again!

How many pets do you have?

Have you met a real redneck?
I am one
...well not as bad as you see on Jerry Springer LOL

How is the weather right now?
Cool and wonderful

What was the last movie you watched?
Titanic....on tv last night

Where was the last place you went besides your house?
my parents

What do you usually order from Starbucks?

Have you ever fired a gun?
yes and then I found myself on the ground.

Last wedding you attended?
Chase and Amy Rhodes

Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb?

What celeb do you look like?
Some say Lily Tomlin, Some say Barbara Eden and some say Lisa Kudrow

Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't suppose to?
yes....I would tell you but then I would have to kill ya LOL

Ever been in a cop car?

Do you like Michael Jackson?
I did when I was he is just a joke.


now let me say.

Eric did get a new job in a French restaurant. He loves it.  Rick and I are still going back and forth from my parents house to ours. Had a yard one will be here in Lytle...the people in my parents neighborhood just want you to give them things.

We are trying to plan a little get away....Maybe in a houseboat on Lake Amistad. 

ok now.....about my is Barb One Day At A Time over at blogger....but I can not remember my password so I can't get there......any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

where i will be

Some of you have asked me how to get to


Here is a link to my recordings there....

hope it works....


I sing seriously but sometimes I just am my goofy self.  I would love to hear from you there. If you get a chance to listen please say hello so I will know.

I have not decided what I am going to do about a new home for my journal....I will have to figure out how to save what I can.

Thank you to all my sweet friends here.  Please email me links to where you go.  for now.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

so sad...

I am so very very sad.

First Tiny, then my Dad, then my Mom...

now Jland.

What a horrible year.

I should have eaten more black-eyed peas.

I am in a panic. Four years of putting my heart into a journal.

All gonna disappear.

All of my pictures of events that have happened to me.

Gonna be gone.

All my friends I have made here...will soon forget me.


So sad.

I probably will not be able to save my pictures here or my words over the last few years.  Too much going on in my life right now.

No more reading your journals and catching up and seeing what you and your kids are up to...I will definately miss that.

Too many friends to name...but you KNOW who you are.

I just want to say one thing.....which BTW will disappear from the page but NEVER from my heart.


Thank you for being my friend.



Barb aka Waitressangel

Please stop by if you ever get a chance to

I am waitressangel there. Leave me a comment or two.

I will miss you more than words can say.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


anybody ever been on a houseboat?


This one is for everyone who...
a) has kids
b) had kids
c) was a kid
d) knows a kid
e) is going to have kids.
I guess that means all of us!!


I was packing for my business trip and my three year old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point she said,
'Daddy, look at this', and stuck out two of her fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her tiny fingers in my mouth and sai d,

'Daddy's gonna eat your fingers,'

pretending to eat them.

I went back to packing, looked up again and my daughter was standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated look on her face.

I said,
'What's wrong, honey?'

She replied,

'What happened to my booger?'

Friday, September 12, 2008

Give me a B

I got this from Allison who got it from Sharon and now you are getting it from me :)

List 10 things about yourself that begin with the first letter of your name.

1.  Bonkers

2. Brainless

3. Building

4.  Blonde

5. Busy

6. Brave

7. Boisteroius

8. Blah Blah Blah :)

9. Beginning

10.  Believing

This was hard....B cause B is a hard letter to think up words to.....



Thursday, September 11, 2008

Finish the Sentence

1.  Love is accepting people the way they are without conditions or reservations

2.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

3.  I think everyone needs a daily smile and to know someone cares.

4.  Religion is not where you go it's Who you know.

5.  Marriage is not something you step into lightly with the thought that you can get out if it doesn't work out.

6.  I feel that it is important to let loved ones know that you love them frequently.

7.  Rebellion is not to be used unless absolutely necessary to a good cause.

8.  Social Standards are too high and can be devastating to others.

9.  I enjoy laughter, singing and talking to friends.

10.  America is the best country and I am proud to be an American.

11.  School years should be enjoyed and not will miss it one day.

12.  I hate when people are unkind to each other.

13.  Love cannot hurt you, unloving can.

14.  Sex is a beautiful gift from God to two people who have taken the vows of marriage.

15.  Enjoyment comes to those who seek it, and who work to get it.

16.  God does not vary.

17.  Fear must not rule one's actions and attitudes.

18. Worry is just a waste of time, what you worry about may never happen and if it does worry does not help .Prayer is quicker and worksbetter.

19.  No one said life was going to be easy, it is just a roller coaster, sometimes we go up and sometimes we go down, but it is all worth the ride.

20.  Women are the glue that hold the men together, and find their socks.

I will have more of these do your homework girls...and no stealing my answers....that would be........


If you came to my house…

You would see: That we are still under construction....You would see a great yard surrounded by woods. Hopefully you would not see dirty dishes in the sink.....this is for you Rick LOL wash those dishes after you clean out the refrigerator. LOL.

I’d probably feed you: Spagetti, enchiladas or some of Ricks famous Barbeque with the hot sauce he just made last week.

And offer you this to drink: Diet Pepsi, sweet tea, or if you hang out with Rick he might have a beer or two.

I would undoubtedly ask if you have read: my Dad;s books or an author I was currently reading.

I would d want to play this music for you: Some of my songs on under waitressangel.

I would want to tell you about: our upcoming trip.

I would probably suggest a game of: 31

I would definitely show off: our new truck.

I might get on the computer and show you: my journal

If it was a long enough visit, we might watch: some movies or Sadie do tricks


I would just like to say that my heart and prayers go out to all those who lost loved ones on this date.  Having lost both my parents this year to cancer I can most definitely feel the loss.

Our family members who go before us would want us to live out our lives filled with happiness and prosperity.  It is hard going on without them...but we must.

Whenever I feel sad about the loss I try to remember that they would want the best for me.

Reach out and hug your parents, children and friends and let them know that you love them.

This is one of the greatest gifts we can give to those who have gone before us.

God Bless you all.


The 5 list

I got this from Bill who got it from

 Dawn at carpe diem Carpe Diem - Seize the Day

The 5 List

5 things you collect = dragonflys, angels, snowmen, bells and clowns

5 things about your hair = Long, brindle :), blonde, bangs, just got a haircut...still long :)

5 things about your pets = rocket, angel, terrorist, infatuated with Rick, I love her 

5 things in your junk drawer = which one? LOL ok....papers, scissors, screwdriver, keys, pictures

5 things you love to eat in summer = watermelon, pizza, canteloupe, icecream, and avacados

Your turn

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wierd Dreams

Have you ever had a reoccurring dream that you could not understand?  Rick and I were talking this morning and we found that we both dream about the same house....It is weird because we dream about this house often. The more I talked to him about it the more freaked out we both became.....The house we both dream about is the exact same one.  We do not live in this house....Maybe it is because we are moving around so much....We had a week in Rockport waking up in a cottage....then we went to Eric's and woke up in his house.  We spend the night at Moms and Dads house alot and we stay home sometimes....We wake up and say.....ok this is where I am today...

But seriously we have both been dreaming of the same house for years.

Before we got our current house we almost got a different one.  It cost 1000.00 more than we could afford.

So we went with the other one.

The house we did not get is the one we have both been having dreams about.....hmmmm weird right?

The more Rick described his dreams the more freaked out I got.

He dreams that the house has two kitchens...on we don't use....An upstairs filled with new stuff that we "forget" is there and when we remember think,,,,hey this is ours too we should use these rooms....

Ok and the other weird thing I dream about is that I have swallowed my hair and I am trying to pull it back out......

I know....weird.....

How about with your "other" and see if you share the same dream...

Maybe it will be in our future to have that house....who knows?

Monday, September 8, 2008

3 wishes what would they be?

1.  More time with Eric

2.  Someone to hear my songs and sign a record deal.

3.  A week on a houseboat in Del Rio on Lake Amistad


Thursday, September 4, 2008

What would you do?

What would you do if someone gave you 1000.00 dollars to spend anyway you liked? A gift free and clear....just wondering....

Friday, August 29, 2008

Gone Fishin

Eric came for a visit!  We decided to load up and go fishin.  We left Thurs and spent the night.  It was nice getting away from it all.  Eric and Rick caught alot of fish....I didn't catch one.  Usually I catch the first fish and the biggest fish....That's ok we had fun.  Eric is staying until tomorrow.  And then it is back to work...I took a week off from the stress.  I feel better.  Antibotics finally kicking in.

Sadie had a blast too.  She chased her little red ball the whole time it seemed. 

It was nice to forget about it all for awhile.

I start back Monday.  I am going to concentrate on getting it all together so that we can spend more time at our own house.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

doing my ABC's

The Alphabet Survey

I found this  meme over at Linda's from Washington.We all know and love her.

A is for age:  47....hey I know I look 25 but that is kinda hard to keep up with since I have a son who will be 25 next January.

B is for beer of choice:  My choice for beer is no beer, no rootbeer, no regular beer...Beer makes me turn into a sex maniac.  not even allowed to drink beer.
C is for career right now:  Executrix for my parents estate.....and getting rid of stress. Been thinking now would be a good time to finish that book I have been writing for 10 years.....
D is for your dog's name:  Miss Sadie Marie....the cutest dog in the whole universe,, wanta see?
E is for essential item you use every day: I use alot of essential items...gotta pick one...ok contacts...gotta see...oh and of course the coffee pot.
F is for favorite TV show at the moment:  Big there really anything else worth watching....I think not.
G is for favorite game:  Mario Brothers
H is for hometown: Texas and my friends know which city.....course if you are really curious you could probably just read some earlier entrys and find out. How bad do you want to know??
I is for instruments you play: piano, clairenet, bagpipes, organ, violin, conch shell
J is for favorite juice:  grape juice on the rocks
K is for whose butt you'd like to kick:  A certain person with the initials RPC.  I would like to kick his butt from here to Mexico.
L is for last restaurant you ate at: Unfortunately it was Dairy Queen to go....Maybe because I am sick it tasted like cardboard....Rick and I did go to Luby's the other day and our meal was fantastic!
M is for marriage:  27 years and happily so and counting.
N is for Number of Piercing's:  My each.
O is for overnight hospital stay: Knee surgury in 2005?
P is for people you were with today:  Rick and then Gilbert came by and told me I looked like hell....I did. I have a double ear infection and I almost passed out today...Got dizzy.  Now Rick won't let me do anything else.
Q is for what you do with your quiet time:
R is for biggest regret:  Not staying closer with my sister so that I would know what was going on.
S is for status:  sick right now....Hopefully will be well soon. 
T is for time you woke up today: 7am
U is for what makes you unique: I love people, I love to sing. I love life.  Ok so what makes me unique?  You tell me.
V is for vegetable you love:  Brocolli and Spinach
W is for worst habit: procrastination
X is for x-rays you've had: knee, arm, gallbladder, dental,
Y is for yummy food you ate today:  fudge from Cabellas.
Z is for zodiac sign: Aquarius...
Ok your turn.....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom




An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

'If God is for us, who can be against us?'

(Romans 8:31)








Friday, August 15, 2008

A Few Pictures I took at the Wedding.

Wedding of Chase and Amy Rhodes

Sorry this is sideways...not on my computer and could not figure out how to fix it LOL



The Wedding Party

DeVaughn Campbell who walked the ringbearer...Tanner the dog

Grooms Man Danny Hart

Groom  Chase Rhodes

Best Man Eric Masters

The Girls

Maid of Honor

Mattie Ellis


Amy Rhodes


Diana Brown

Chase and Eric before the wedding


Mr. & Mrs. Chase Rhodes

August 14 2008 until Forever

Chase and Amy's Wedding

Eric was best man in his best friends wedding yesterday.  The ceremony was beautiful.  They got married outside at sunset in a little chapel in the woods of Austin.  Chase and Eric have been friends since they were small.  Rick and I are staying at Eric's new house this weekend.

It is a nice little rest after last week.  I am just puttting all that to the side for the next couple of days and gonna enjoy my time here.

They have 4 dogs, 2 birds and a cat.  Sadie has alot of playmates.


Hugs, Barb

I will be uploading more pictures later....we are hungry :)

Friday, August 8, 2008






I am going to have to have at least one yard sale for each room of this house....that is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room den and dining room.....oh and one for each of the 5 closets....then we have the garage....and Dad's cottage/office in the back.....and oh yeah ....there is more in the attic.

So I am thinking......that would make about 17......


So far I have counted over 100 of them placed everywhere and any where in this house....usually next to a used kleenix.



The HIVES have returned.  I went to the doctor and am currently taking medicine for it, but they keep coming back to visit.....

Doctor said it could be stress related....ya think?

Oh well....just another chapter in the life and times of me.

I am hanging in there.

I spend all week at the HOUSE....and return to my house on the weekends.

I have an adopted maltese....Nikki who Sadie likes to terrorize.....this leads to multiple barks and stop it Sadies....

So I have been practicing my piano playing for an hour or so each day to relieve some pressure.....that is until Sadie decides it is time to play and jumps into my lap and bites at my hands so I will quit and go play with her.

Rick has been  very patient about all the time I am having to spend away from him....hope that holds up.

The other drama is still continueing but that will have to wait.....

Eric is going to be best man in a weddimg next I am finally going to go and visit him and see his new house.....I think it will be a great little get away.

So you see....I am still around.....just never still.



Monday, July 21, 2008


We finally made it to go to vacation.  We went to Rockport Texas.  We stayed 9 days and had a blast.  Rick spent the majority of the time there fishing....asking when we were going fishing and setting his alarm to go fishing.

How do you like the new truck?  It is a 2008 Toyota Tundra.  We traded in my Explorer for it.

My tattoo really hurt when I got it.....a mosquito bite? Yeah right....more like someone taking a hot knife and slowly cutting ....anyway...IT HURT!!!!!

I decided on the dragonfly because they always remind me of my little sister. 

Now I am busy with settling all of my parents things.....I have a whole house of things to go through.

People......please clean out all the things you really do not need.   It would make it so much easier on your children.


I have found so many things I couldn't even begin to tell.

Oh well.....I have a little unpaid time off from work to see what I can accomplish......Wish me luck. 

Thanks so much for all the cards and letters.  They have helped me make it through.

I love you all for your friendship and prayers....don't stop!


27 years

June 27 2008 Rick and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary.  We were still at Moms.  He gave me 27 long stem red roses. What a sweetie.  Love you honey!

These are pictures from the last week spent with Mom.  It was a hard time.  I am glad we got to spend the time with her though.  She is now in Heaven with Daddy and Christi. 

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shirley Rose Cullum (Coach Cullum) went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 29 2008 early on a Sunday morning. Shirley was born June 19, 1936 in Valier Illinois and was the first girl born into the family in 25 years. She was married on December 22 1957 to her sweetheart and Best Friend Bob Cullum and celebrated her life with him for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert and her parents Gustave and Christina Harvengt. She has now joined her daughter Christi Cullum Johnson and the love of her life Bob Cullum in Heaven. She is survived by daughters Pam Condra and husband Ralph, Barbara Masters and husband Rick and son-in-law Sam Johnson. She is also survived by brother Thom Harvengt and his wife Betty. She is also survived by six precious grandchildren Eric Masters, Heather, Ross and Dillon Condra and Brittany and Christopher Johnson. She graduated from Southern Illinois University. She taught school at Harlandale Middle School for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in San Antonio Texas. Shirley enjoyed making people laugh and telling jokes to make people smile and have a brighter day. She enjoyed reading and going on adventures to different places with friends and Bob. Shirley will be dearly missed by family and friends . The family would like to thank the staff of Odyssey Healthcare for the love and friendship they showed to her and her family during her journey home. Gifts of love can be given to the Television Ministry at First Baptist Church.


I would like to start this by saying Thank you to all of you who have been praying for me and my Mom. 

Rick and I were  suppose to be on vacation this week.  We had reservations for 9 days in Port Aransas.  I was worried because I knew Mom was not well.  She was diagnosed with Liver Cancer in May of 2007.  She struggled with all the trips to the doctor for chemo.

She lost all her hair and then got it back.

She was so excited that Rick and I were getting away for a few days of fun in the sun.

Wednesday morning June 18th she woke up in terrible pain.  So bad that she called her neighbor and asked for her to take her to the doctor....but not to tell me she was feeling bad.  She did not want to worry me.

The doctor sent her to the hospital for tests.  Cat scan and such.,  They found that the cancer was progressing.

The neighbor called to inform me of what was going on.

I went to the hospital and when I walked into the room Mom got upset and wanted to know why I was not at work and shouldn't I be getting ready for my vacation?

I told her I had canceled it and she got very angry with me and insisted that I call back to reschedule to trip.

I told her I would later and she

By the next day she found out bad news from the results of the test.  The doctor told me that there was no more treatments her body could withstand .

And not to leave town.  I canceled once more.

The doctor said that we had two choices. Hospice in a home or to come home and take care of her with the help of Hospice as needed.

It was a rough week.

Mom slowly got worse.

At one point she told me no more medicine.

Then she stopped eating.  Hospices was called in for 24 hour care.

She slept alot.

After two days of not talking or opening her eyes I walked in the next morning and said....Good Morning. She opened her eyes and smiled and said...Good Morning!

I almost fell through the floor.  She seemed so much better and alert.

Then she asked for Rick.

She asked him. "Where am I?"

He said that she was home and we were taking care of her.

She sighed and gave a disgusted look and went back to sleep.

Many times she said she went to Heaven and was mad that she woke up and was still here.

Last night I couldn't go to sleep.

Finally I decided I should try.

I went in to say good night and she was awake.

The nurse said she was declining.

I asked her if she wanted me to sing her the same song as I sang to Daddy and she moved her eyebrows up and down....which meant yes

After I finished sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow to her she took 2 more breaths and left for Heaven.

She passed away at 1:00 in the morning.

I will miss her quick wit and funny jokes.

I will miss her smile.

I will miss her wiggling her eyebrows.

I love you Mom.

You are with Daddy and Christi now.


I will miss you so much.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Rick!!!!

Happy Birthday Rick!!!! He turned 50 today.  My coworker said it was time to trade him in for two 25's.....I told way!  They would never add up to him.  I got him a new tackle box and fishing chair.  I got him a German chocolate cake....his favorite...and now we are going to watch the Bucket List. LOL...That should be a hoot.

More details later.....Barb

Friday, June 13, 2008

question me this

What was the last thing you ordered from McDonalds?
I was gonna get a salad and quarterpounder just flew out my mouth when they said.....can I take your order.....

When was the last time you got totally wasted?
Totally? Well it has been a long time.  I am not a drinker so half a beer makes me drunk...I guess it was at the New Years Eve party when I was 20 years old.  It was an accident.....

Do you own a canoe?
no but I do own a boat.

What was the last button you pushed?
The star button on my cell computer keys count? If so I guess it was s

Do you have or want any Piercings?
My ears and that is all I want.

What do you think about people with tattoo's?
If it makes you happy. I have none. Needles do not make me happy. Besides if I was going to get one it would be a dragonfly.....knowing my luck it would look like a bug..oh wait it is a bug....never mind

Are you in love?
yes I am

Have you ever had an unusual pet?
We had two rattlesnakes once...and a possum

What color is the wall closest to you?
sheetrock white LOL

Have you ever set foot in a tanning salon?
no and I never will.....thinking it causes cancer....just saying

Have you ever played strip poker?
not that I recall.....

What's your mother's favorite color?

Fast Food Restaurant or Chinese Takeout?

If you could move, would you?
Sometimes I think about it....but really there is no place like home

Do you prefer hot tea or iced tea?
ice tea.

What is your favorite musical?
Dirty Dancing

When did you stop believing in Santa Claus?
what i still believe.

Who was your first crush?
twin brothers in kindergarden Matthew and Mark

What's the stupidest thing you've done?
I have to pick one?  Like I am going to tell about it....

Have you ever faked being drunk?

When is the last time you were on a bicycle?
It's been awhile...growing up I was permantly attached to my banana seat

What's your dad's favorite color?

How many numbers are in your phone book?
Wait...I gotta go count....can I get back to you on that one?

Do blondes really have more fun?

Ever fallen out of love?

Have you ever smoked tobacco out of a hookah?
What the heck is a hookah?

Who do you hate the most?
I don't hate is too short

Have you ever donated to charity?

Ever used a fake id or an id that wasn't you?

Are you donating your organs?

What is by far your favorite moment of life?
i have many.

What is the last thing you ate?
ham and cheese sandwich

What's the last thing you drank?
diet pepsi

Ever been on ecstasy?

Who has it easier, guys or girls?

Who called you last?
My special friend nice to talk to you

If you were really upset, who is the first guy you'd go to?

Who is the first girl you would go to?

If someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you?

Do you prefer to take showers at night or in the morning?

Do you think you have made a difference in anyone's life?
I hope so

Do you remember the name of your first school you ever went to?
It was a church

How many piercings do you have?

Which year has been the best so far?

Ever found more than a dollar in a random place?

Last time you laughed really hard?
answering these questions.

Last text message in your inbox?

Do you know anyone addicted to any type of drugs?

How many kids do you want to have?
I had one...wanted ten

What color are your eyes?

What is the natural color of your hair?
define natural

What is the closest purple object to you?
picture of Tiny

Did anyone watch you the last time you kissed someone?

Do you believe that if you want something bad enough you'll get it?

Have you ever kissed someone in a vehicle?

Break someones heart or have your heart broken?

Would you ever get a belly piercing?

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Do you snore?
Rick says I do....but it is really him

Do you like to spend time with people?

Are you hungry?
just ate.

When was the last time you did the dishes?
last night.

Are you talking to anyone while doing this?

Have you ever thought someone died, when they really didn't?

Three feelings at the moment?
tired, relaxed and happy

Done anything you regret so far in life?

Are you listening to anything?

Where are you right now?
In my space

Last movie you watched?
Stand up and Cheer

Last song you sang out loud?
Would you go with me

Are you thinking of someone right now?


Thursday, June 12, 2008

a story in pictures

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

something to read

25 Reasons I Owe My Parents

My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.--“If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”
My father taught me RELIGION.--“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.--“If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
My father taught me LOGIC.--“Because I said so, that's why.”
My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.--“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me.”
My mother taught me FORESIGHT.--“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.”
My mother taught me IRONY.--“Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.”
My father taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.--“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.--“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”
My father taught me about STAMINA.--“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”
My mother taught me about WEATHER.--“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”
My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.--“If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!”
My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.--“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.--“Stop acting like your father!”
My mother taught me about ENVY.--“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.”
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.--“Just wait until we get home.”
My father taught me about RECEIVING.--“You are going to get it when you get home!”
My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.--“If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”
My mother taught me ESP.--“Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?”
My father taught me HUMOR.--“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.”
My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.--“If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.”
My mother taught me GENETICS.--“You're just like your father.”
My father taught me about my ROOTS.--“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”
My father taught me WISDOM.--“When you get to be my age, you'll understand.”
My mother taught me about JUSTICE.--“One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.”

Parenthood...what a glorious career.

The Images of Mother:

4 years of age-- My mommy can do anything!
8 years of age-- My mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 years of age-- My mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 years of age-- Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either
16 years of age-- Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 years of age-- That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 years of age-- Well, she might know a little bit about it
35 years of age-- Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 years of age-- Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 years of age-- Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby...
Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "Normal," is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct.
Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring...
Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good."
Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices...
Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.
Somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.

Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first.
Somebody doesn't have five children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books...
Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.
Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten or on a plane headed for military "boot camp."

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back...
Somebody never organized four giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.
Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.
Somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her.
Somebody isn't a mother.

What Dads Really Want For Father's Day...

  • To be able to eat a whole candy bar (alone) and drink a soda without any "floaties" (i.e., backwash).
  • To have his 14 year-old daughter answer a question without rolling her eyes in that "Why is this person my father?" way.
  • Five pounds of chocolate that won't add twenty pounds to his figure.
  • A shower without a child peeking through the curtain with a "Hi Ya Dad!" just as she puts a razor to his face.
  • For his teenager to announce, "Hey, Dad! I got a full scholarship and a job all in the same day!"
  • A grocery store that doesn't have candy/gum/cheap toys displayed at the checkout line.
  • To have a family meal without a discussion about bodily secretions.
  • To be able to step on a plane with their toddlers and NOT have someone moan, "Oh no! Why me?!?"
  • To occasionally get to sleep late on the weekend. I mean is this too much to ask?
  • To actually carry on a normal phone conversation with histoddler in the SAME room.
  • To actually be able to finish a HOT cup of coffee while his kids are present. An impossible feat!
  • To take a hot bath without his toddler suddenly screaming, "Daddy, I have to go potty!" as soon as hr hits the water.

    These familiar sayings have somehow been handed down from mother to daughter right through the ages. How many of these did you grow up with?

  • Who do you think you are?
  • Ask your father (closely followed by "Ask your Mother")
  • Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
  • I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like an adult!
  • Look at me when I'm talking to you.
  • Don't you roll your eyes at me!
  • Don't pick it, it'll get infected.
  • I don't care if "insert child's name here" Mom said yes.
  • You'll put your eye out with that thing!
  • I'm going to give you to the count to three.
  • Don't put that thing in your mouth; you don't know where it's been.
  • Wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident and have to go to hospital.
  • Don't cross your eyes like that, one day they'll freeze that way
  • I don't care who started it, I'll finish it!
  • Don't EVER let me catch you doing that again!
  • Why? Because I SAID SO, that's why!?!
  • If such and such jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?
  • If I catch you doing that one more time, I'll...
  • Your father is going to hear about THIS when he gets home!
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
  • How many times do I have to tell you, don't throw things in the house!
  • Do you think your clothes are going to pick themselves up?
  • "I don't know" is NOT an answer!
  • I know it's not fair. Life isn't fair.

    The following are different answers given by school-age children to the given question:

    Why did God make mothers?

    "She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is."
    "Think about it, it was the best way to get more people."
    "Mostly to clean the house."
    "To help us out of there when we were getting born."

    How did God make mothers?

    "He used dirt, just like for the rest of us."
    "Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring."
    "God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts."

    Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?

    "We're related."
    "God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me."

    What ingredients are mothers made of?

    "God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean."
    "They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string... I think."

    What kind of little girl was your mom?

    "My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff."
    "I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy."
    "They say she used to be nice."

    How did your mom meet your dad?

    "Mom was working in a store and dad was shoplifting."

    What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?

    "His last name."
    "She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer? Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?"

    Why did your mom marry your dad?

    "My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot."
    "She got too old to do anything else with him."
    "My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on."

    What makes a real woman?

    "It means you have to be really bossy without looking bossy."

    Who's the boss at your house?

    "Mom doesn't want to be boss but she has to because dads such a goofball."
    "Mom, you can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed."
    "I guess Mom is but only because she has a lot more to do than dad."

    What's the difference between moms and dads?

    "Moms work at work and work at home and dads just got to work at work."
    "Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them."
    "Dads are taller and stronger but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you gotta ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's."

    What does your mom do in her spare time?

    "Mothers don't do spare time."
    "To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long."

    What's the difference between moms and grandmas?

    "About 30 years."
    "You can always count on grandmothers for candy. Sometimes moms don't even have bread on them!"

    Describe the world's greatest mom?

    "She would make broccoli taste like ice cream!"
    "The greatest mom in the world wouldn't make me kiss my fat aunts!"
    "She'd always be smiling and keep her opinions to herself."

    Is anything about your mom perfect?

    "Her teeth are perfect but she bought them from the dentist."
    "Her casserole recipes. But we hate them."
    "Just her children"

    What would it take to make your mom perfect?

    "On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery."
    "Diet. You know, her hair. I'd dye it, maybe blue."

    If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?

    "She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that."
    "I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me."

    For those whose parents were not up to snuff, remember: you have two chances at having a family, the one you were born in and the one you make.
    Remembering also that a family is the circle of people with whom you associate. Your present 'family' is what you make it.

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2008


    I am home now and can write without you know who around.....grrr..kinda made me mad because the other girl is always on My Space or checking her email and he never says anything to her.

    Also I had to practically beg for my vacation which he promised me when I started.

    See I was up for a 2 week vacation at my previous job, but he needed someone right away. So I told him I would come to work for him but did not want to lose my vacation....he said no problem.  Just get me through this rough spot and I will let you have 2 weeks vacation from day one....

    Then I never got a winter vacation.

    He started asking the other girl when she was going to take her vacation.  Never asked me,

    Rick called me at work to tell me when his vacation was so I just told him that was when I would be taking a week.

    He kinda laughed.

    I told Rick I am going to take a vacation.

    Also I was suppose to get a raise after I got my license...

    Got my license in raise.

    Getting on my last nerve.

    Then the other day he embarassed me in front of a room full of customers by saying I am always just because I have a personality.....

    So I quit talking the rest of the day....very hard for me to do......but you want quiet.....I can give you quiet.

    Not as much my opinion...

    We have no sound in there except for the humming of the computers .

    He even yells at the birds if they get too noisy outside.....

    absolutely no music....except when he decides to sing under his breath or make noises.

    OK TMI

    I will survive..