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.