Wednesday, December 31, 2008

out with the old in with the new

2008 awards
1) DRINKING BUDDY OF THE YEAR? Don't drink


2) LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD (longest friend)? My friend Susie...been friends since 1st grade

3) NEWCOMER AWARD - COOLEST NEWEST FRIEND? My singsnap friend Donna

4) HIGH POINT OF THE YEAR?Got my Insurance License!!!! Eric got job in French Restaurant

5) LOW POINT OF THE YEAR? Losing my Mom, Dad, Tiny and Larry

6) BEST HOLIDAY? My Anniversary

7) YOUR SONG FOR 2008: Anyway by Martina McBride

8) FAVORITE MOVIE FOR 2008: too many to name

9) WHO WAS YOUR BEST KISS? Sadie Marie...just kidding it was Rick

10)YOUR BIGGEST CRUSH? 2 cans with one foot

11) WHO DID YOU SPEND VALENTINES WITH? Rick

12) WHAT WERE YOU FOR HALLOWEEN?A prenant Emily

13) RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR?I love Chilis

14) BOOK OF THE YEAR?too many to name

15) BEST DECISION MADE THIS YEAR?taking time off work

16) WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR?organize, clean and start anew

17) MOST STUPID IDEA WHEN DRUNK? didn't get drunk in 2008

18) TV SHOW OF THE YEAR?Big Brother Survivor and Amazing Race

19) MOST LOYAL FRIEND OF 2008?my Moms neighbor Doris

20) BIGGEST CHANGE OF THE YEAR?not working

21) BIGGEST douchebag AWARD?The renters

22) NEW YEAR RESOLUTION?live, laugh and love

23) Most Memorable moment for 2008?When it ended.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR~~~!!!!
FIREWORKS

FROM SAN ANTONIO


THIS YEAR WILL BE BETTER



ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS!!!




Monday, December 29, 2008

What did you get?

I got a pink stove!!!!

My Christmas favorites


Sadie Marie Santa's other reindeer



The stockings were hung



And the Chef did appear

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas
Our Charlie Brown Tree

Presemts!!!!!




Quality time

I love my Daddy I hug him every chance I get




Monday, December 8, 2008

CHRISTMAS

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? Whenever Rick gets it out of storage....I swear this year I am tempted to just leave it up....sometimes it is a day before Christmas when this happens and then it doesn't get put back away until Feb....



4. When do you take the tree down? see above LOL

5. Do you like eggnog? LOVE it!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Ken doll


7. Hardest person to buy for? my brother in laws

8. Easiest person to buy for? Brittany
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, thanks to Linda I do!
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail God willing and the creek don't rise!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A kitchen faucet from Rick.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Rudolph!!!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually October...not this year....

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Ham and my Mom's potato salad :(.
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, as many as will fit.
17. Favorite Christmas song? - Mary Did You KNow.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Constantly moving. This year we will be going three places plus home.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes. Dasher, Dancer Prancer Vixon, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen and of course Rudolph oh and Daisy!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel.
21. Open presents Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas Eve. the rest in the morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People throwing stuff on the floor at stores..

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? The handmade ones are the best. I like to use Erics baby toys too like blocks and cars.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham and Potato Salad and Itallian Red Rice.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I would love for the middle room to be made into a studio, for art and singing and blogging.
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Linda I hope
27. Who is least likely to respond to this? Whoever doesn't have the Christmas spirit :).


Sunday, December 7, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIDEN!!!

WHAT WE GONNA DO? AIDEN HAS TURNED TWO! SO MANY THINGS TO SAY! SO MANY GAMES TO PLAY! HERE'S WISHING AIDEN A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!



AIDEN WITH HIS SPONGE BOB CAKE




BIG BROTHER BRYNDON WITH THE SPONGE BOB PINATA I GOT FOR AIDEN

AIDEN PLAYING WITH HIS NEW TOY WE GOT FOR HIM.

AIDEN LIKED THE BAG ALOT! WANTED TO STAY IN THERE :)


Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Littlest Christmas Angels 2008

Emily's two boys Bryndon and Aiden....Remember Bryndon? Her first little boy is already 6 years old. He is a sweetie. I just love him to pieces...He is in the first grade already.
And Aiden her youngest turns two tomorrow. We are having a birthday party for him. He loves Sponge Bob. We went shopping for the party today and I also picked up a few more Christmas presents....I also got sizes and likes of the boys so I will be able to get them more things for Christmas.



And here is my Summer girl. She is Brittany and Christophers little sister. She is quite a character and I love to play with her and hear her laugh. She takes a little while to warm up but then she is your friend to the last see ya later.
I just can't wait to spoil these little ones with Christmas cheer.


.Are you a vegetarian?:
Are You kidding me? Heck no I ain't no vegetarian! Give me a medium rare steak any day and we could be friends for life! Although I guess if I ever decided to go on a strict diet I could do this for a couple of days.....maybe

Do you believe in Heaven?:
Most definitely I do! I not only believe in Heaven I know it is real. It is where almost all my family lives now and one day I will meet them there.


Have you ever come close to dying?:
I do believe so....one time I had to save two little girls from drowning. By the time I got both of them to safety I had no energy and went to the bottom of the lake. I remember looking up and thinking.....nope I just can't make it and then I felt myself kick to the top where I saw the sunlight through the water and I was alive.


What jewelry do you wear 24/7?:
I wear my wedding rings and a mothers ring Eric bought for me when he was nine years old.



Are you eating?:

Right now,,,,,no but I am enjoying my first cup of coffee for the day....

Do you eat the stems of broccoli:
Yes I love broccoli. All of it....It is especially good drowned in cheese...


.Do you wear makeup?:

Only when I am going somewhere....Eric always knew we were going out when he saw me putting makeup on....he would come in the bathroom and say, "Mommy where are we going now?"

Would you ever have plastic surgery?:

If I was burned in a fire or something like that I would. Maybe when I get older and things start to wrinkle and slide if I can afford it maybe I would.


What do you wear to bed?:
Usually a night gown....If it is a cold night I wear sweats too....I know....

Have you ever done anything illegal?:
I st0le a bag of Cheetos and a big red once.....felt so guilty I took it back the next day.

Can you roll your tongue?

Yes I can....I must say it is not very attractive though :)


Do you believe in Abortions?
Only in the case of rape. I feel God gives his angels to who he thinks should have them. But I am all for letting each person make their own decision about the situation. Me I personally would never have one.


What is your Hair color?:
Brindle...:) Mostly blonde


.If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?:

Austin Texas to see Eric....but if I could go anywhere....Italy

Do you sleep with stuffed animals?:
No I sleep with a real one....Miss Sadie Marie....or should I say we sleep in her bed and decide where we will put our legs after she gets comfortable....

.If you won the lottery, what would you do first?:
Help others

Gold or silver?:
I like both

.Hamburger or hot dog?:
Hamburger...like from Chili's

.If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?:
Wow....tough one....I guess I would choose pizza because you could always choose different toppings....you got your meat, veggies and bread.

City, beach or country?:
Beach


.What was the last thing you touched?:
My mouse. Before that my coffee cup

Where did you eat last?:
Popcorn on the couch.

Whens the last time you cried?:

Yesterday I think....


.Do you read blogs?:

Yes I do and I try to write them

.Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?:
Maybe for Halloween...


.Ever been involved with the police?:
Yes I use to give them free coffee everyday when I worked at a gas station


.What's your favorite shampoo/conditioner and soap?:
Pan teen for shampoo and conditioner and Zest for soap

What's your favorite song at the moment:
Chicken Fried

Have you ever had a cavity?:
Duh haven't we all..

Window seat or aisle seats?:
Window

.Ever met anyone famous?:
George Strait and his Dad, Russell Crowe

.Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life?:
Not yet but I am working on it

.Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?:

Twirl.That's how I roll :)


What is your fave.sport to play?:
Baseball, tennis


Do you drive a stick?:
No, but I know how to.

Cake or ice cream?:


Why can't I have both?


Are you self-conscious?:

Only if I am in a large group and everyone is staring at me.

Do you like any of your close friends?:

Nope, love them to pieces.


Have you ever given money to a bum?:

Yes.



Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?:

Yes and it is quite scary when you are strapped to a bed.


Can you tango?:

I think I can....if you watched me you might say different


Last gift you received?:
I am usually the giver.

Last thing you spent lots of money on?:
Bills and Christmas

Where do you live?:
Texas

.Last wedding attended?
Chase and Amy Rhodes

Favorite restaurant?
Chili's

What is your favorite kind of car?:

Ford Mustang
.Most hated food(s):
Liver, corned beef and cabbage


.Most loved food(s)?:
Steak, pizza, spaghetti, shrimp.


Can you sing?

I try and I enjoy it hope everyone who listens does too.

Person on your mind?:

My sister in law....just wondering how she is....


.What's your least fave.chores?:
Picking up I don't mind cleaning once it is picked up....it's just where do you put all the stuff


.Favorite drink?:
Diet Pepsi


Ok enough already :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

THANKSGIVING 2008







ERIC CAME TO SEE US! ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT TO MY LIFE!!!! He cut his hair!


RICK, SADIE AND ERIC SPENDING TIME TOGETHER


PUMPKIN CAKE I GOT THE RECIPE FROM ROBIN....THIS WAS SOOOOO GOOD!
I MADE THIS ONE....ERIC SAID IT "CRACKED" HIM UP.....

ERIC'S BLUEBERRY PIE....WAS A HIT! NEXT HOLIDAY WE HAVE ORDERS TO MAKE MORE THAN ONE OF THESE....



MY FAMOUS BANANA PUDDING....YUM!
We had a great time getting together with Eric, He came home Wednesday afternoon and we spent the evening cooking for Thanksgiving dinner.
We went to the Johnson's house for dinner. This is my little sister Christi's family. She passed away at age 35 but her hubby remarried and they have yours mine and ours. My sisters and his two children. Her son and then they had a sweet angel together. I love them all the same and am Aunt Barbie to all of them.
Friday Eric and I went Christmas shopping....got a little more done....But got a lot of ideas and prices. I cannot believe I went shopping on Black Friday....We had fun though. We ate out at Chilli's and had a great day of just shopping and talking.
Eric left late last night.
I am just chillin today.
I woke up this morning to the sound of someone washing dishes.....it was Rick
I think he is buttering up Santa.....
I almost took his temperature.
You see this is probably only the fourth time in our marriage where he did this...
I didn't even have to ask!
I love little surprises like this!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.....now ....on Dasher and Dancer to Christmas...
Oh My!





Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One Day At A Time

Thanks Girls!

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas! Thanks girls!

Eric is coming home tomorrow!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I want to look all Christmasy here....how the heck do all of you make your pages so colorful? What's the secret code...
Went shopping today to try and get started with the shopping for Christmas.




Bought Sadie one of those Pedipaw thingys where you grind off the nail....she is still hiding under the bed. Hates it! They say eventually they get use to it.....apparently they have not met Sadie Marie.

I love to give presents for Christmas I hate shopping for them.

No offense to Rick, but I especially hate shopping for them with Rick...he thinks you should just know what you want to get....go in the store and get it and go home.

My problem is some of the people I buy for every year the only time I see them is at Christmas and I don't really know them very well....sad but true.

Oh well at least I got a start.

As far as my list goes for myself.....still in the dark....I thought I wanted a Wii system....went to look at them today and OMG.....first you have to buy the system....over 300 dollars and then you have to purchase games for it....usually around 50 bucks.....\

Just buy me some computer games they only cost 20 or less.

I love to sing anyway and I always have my singsnap.com which cost me nothing.

As far as Rick is concerned...when that man wants something he just goes and gets it.
I was going to buy him a few things this year....he has already gotten most of them because he was with me when I bought them....

He told me when he was little they only got one present each. And sometimes if it was a toy he had to share it with his brother.

He said when he first met me he freaked out when we went to celebrate Christmas at my parents because the tree was overflowing with presents.

So that is why this year I want to give him lots of presents to open.

We have been married for over 27 years now and he just this year told me that.

Wow.

Ok thanks for stopping by. I do love comments so please share your wisdom with me!

xoxBarb

WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?

TELL ME....

Rick keeps asking I don't know.....what do you want?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Consider the "WORD VERIFICATION" word at the bottom of your comment window. Create a definition for it, and use it in a sentence.

My word was sonfrale....

which means when your son is frail. I believe when raised properly they are another word independant.....way to go Eric!

What's your word? Give me a definition :) Have fun....no cheating by looking up the actual word....smarty pants....are these really words? I wonder.

DEER VS CAR

As previously stated...Eric hit a deer with his car. Eric loved this car. His first that he picked out and financed. He hit a deer coming home from work at 1:30 in the morning. He said it wasn't that bad and could be fixed.....Insurance said it was totaled...I agree with the insurance company....so now here we go again.....Eric needs a car and of course I did not have rental car added to my insurance...It was full coverage though so they are going to pay off Erics car payment and if there is anything left he can use it for a down payment on another car.
All this does not compare to me the fact that my Eric is ok. Not a scratch on him....
Deer Vs Car......Deer won
Deer VS Eric.....Eric won
Life is a dance....ya know?








Can you see the imprint of the deer? It was a huige buck

The windshield.....ERic said in was cracked.....u, yeah
Up and over.
Two other cars hit the deer after Eric.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

HE IS OK! THANK YOU GOD!

ERIC IS OK....IT DID SOME DAMAGE TO THE CAR BUT WE HAD FULL COVERAGE ON IT SO IT WILL BE COVERED. I AM JUST SO THANKFUL THAT HE KNEW WHAT TO DO. I AM REALLY SURPRISED HE DIDN'T CALL ME AT 1:30 IN THE MORNING WHEN IT HAPPENED...HE CALLED THE POLICE AND GOT A REPORT AND EVERYTHING....MY BABY IS GROWING UP . SO PROUD OF HIM.

Oh NO!!!!

On the way home from work last night Eric hit a deer. First of all HE IS FINE.
It busted the windshield, the front of the car and both air bags exploded. I just thank God he is ok....as you all know he is my life! Whew I am shaking here.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What

What is a trick or talent you can do that no one would guess?

I can whistle really loud and would have no trouble hailing a taxi. It is extremely loud. If Sadie is anywhere in the house...or even outside I can whistle and she will come running....sometimes Rick comes running too :)

What are you reading?

I am reading a book well really a pamphlet I found in my Dad's Office. It is called Mental Illiness A guide for the family....it is actually very interesting reading and something that I needed to read. Those who know me best know why.

What did you have for dinner?

I made Pork Chops, french fries and asparagus....we also could have had blueberry pie with Ice cream for dessert, but we weren't hungry anymore.

What time is it?

12:51am...I know I should be in bed.

What do you want for Christmas?

I think I want a Wii....anyone have one?

What was the last thing you said?

I told Eric I love you, hugs and kisses, talk to you tomorrow

What do you miss the most?

I miss Eric being little.

What did you do today?

Organized books, went grocery shopping. We now have over 30 boxes full of books and still a wall in a half left in the Office, and all the books inside the house left to go.

What one word would you use to describe today?

Work

Ok talk to ya later...oh and about yesterdays question.....never mind I will tell you later :)
xoxBarb

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What Would You Do?

If you went to the doctor and he told you that you were pregnant....what would you do?

HUG A VET DAY

HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
TELL ME A STORY OF A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE HAD WITH A VETERAN.

I have known many veterans. I would just like to start this out by saying....

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

I can not begin to say how much the sacrifice and love for country means to me.
Anytime I see a soldier or veteran in uniform I tell them Thank you for serving our country.
These men basically give up their lives to make ours carefree.
We have many men right now serving to protect our freedom. Family must move, children start new schools and adapt.
My friend Robin, a military wife is one of these special people. Her husband Michael who is out there protecting us and daughter Gabby have up and moved many a time. Robin was even a trailer house princess. She always seems to make the best out of every situation she is placed in.
They seem to take it all in stride, but I know it is tough.
For one thing, I myself HATE to move....all the packing, getting adjusted to a new place. Finding a new home....the list goes on and on.
So to Michael, Robin and Gabby I say Thank you very much.
So on this veterans day let us remember that it is not just a day we get off from work....and find a vet and tell them you appreciate their service to our country.
God Bless America and God Bless our soldiers.

ERICS VISIT AND A QUESTION FOR YOU AT THE END

We had a blast...what did we do? Really nothing but hang out at the house all day. With Eric's schedule at his new restaurant he said this was great to just do nothing.
Actually we did do a few things. First of course I had to show him all the pictures and videos from the houseboat trip.
Then we watched the Food network which led to .....hunger.
So we went and did our favorite thing together...grocery shop :)
We always enjoy looking at everything and then of course I get free lessons on the art of cooking from my chef son.
Today we talked about wine. I am not a heavy drinker...maybe once or twice a year, but lately I have been wanting to drink a little wine.
At Eric's new job this is one of the things he has become an expert at since he has to pair up wines with meals for his patrons.
We bought a bottle of blackberry wine.
We bought the ingredients for a blueberry pie....sorry folks it is half gone....I so wanted to take a picture of it....It was yummy!
We bought vanilla ice cream and whip topping to go on top of the fresh out of the oven still warm pie.
So much for my diet LOL
I also made his favorite dinner...when he comes home he likes for me to cook for him. Since most of his waking hours are cooking for other people.
I made chicken-fried back strap....deer meat.
Fried potatoes with onion and Eric sauteed some zucchini.
It was all so delicious.
Hope I haven't made you all too hungry....
It could have been worse...I could have taken pictures...that would have had you running to the fridge :)
Spider bite is pretty much the same...I have to keep my foot elevated or it swells up on me. It still looks icky.
Eric could only stay for one day. He has to work tomorrow, so he left for Austin at 12:54pm.
So then of course I had to wait up for that phone call...Mom I am safely home.
I am very particular on this which cracks me up....I mean he is out driving around Austin everyday and I don't worry about him half as much as that trip home.
Of course before he leaves we always pray for a safe trip home.
Tomorrow I will be going back to my parents for more packing up.
Last week we started on books....so far we have 15 medium size boxes filled with just books.....And that is only one wall. We still have 2 walls top to bottom in the cottage, 1 huge wall about 5 bookcases top to bottom double stacked in the back bedroom.
Another bookcase in the middle bedroom and another one in the den.
I should take pictures of that for you this week.
One whole wall was Bibles and Sermons and Lessons....luckily the guy at the bank said his Dad has a church so I will be donating all of those there.
I have 2 full boxes of brand new books we are taking to half price books.
I am keeping a few
And then I have 6-7 boxes I am donating to Good Will.
That is only so far....by the time I am done who knows how many hours or boxes it will take.
We decided we are going to concentrate solely on books until they are done.
Ok now a question.....when you get a will probated do you HAVE to give them an inventory?
I of course asked my lawyer and of course she said yes...but I wonder.
Why is it any ones business what my parents had or didn't have?
Especially since the will said I could keep, donate or sell anything left.
Any thoughts?
Ok going to bed now....xoxBarb

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Favorite Place in This House.

Where is your favorite place in your house?
That is a hard one for me. I have alot of favorite places in my house. So I will tell you about my favorite place in each room. Let's start with the new room. I usually park myself on the big couch next to the table with the lamp that can't be plugged in yet. I like to have a table for my diet Pepsi that never leaves my side except for the occasional bottle of tap water that fills an old bottle of diet Pepsi because I am too lazy to go to the store.
In the old living room my favorite place is at my computer. I sing there and write in my blog. I also read your blogs there.
In my bedroom my favorite place is the bed....use your imagination
In the bathroom my favorite place is in the bath tub filled with bubbles.
In the kitchen I like to sit at the table and listen to music and paint.

But I guess my most favorite place is on the back deck where I can watch nature and read.....the only bad thing about that is the mosquitoes and I hate spraying on bug repellent.

OK now you know my favorite places...what are yours?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

ERIC'S COMING!!!!



GUESS WHO IS COMING OVER!!!! HE JUST CALLED ME AND SAID HE WAS ON HIS WAY!!!!\
MY SON ERIC


This is what the spider bite looks like now....believe it or not this is actually better. Gotta go put more medicine on it.


Friday, November 7, 2008

GETTING READY FOR NEW BEDROOM FURNITURE







CLEANING OUT OLD BEDROOM


RICKS IDEA OF MAKING UP THE BED....NOTICE JUST A PILLOW FOR HIM....NICE...
I OF COURSE REMADE THIS WITH SHEETS AND EVERYTHING...
EVENTUALLY WE ARE GOING TO REMODEL THIS ROOM WITH SHEETROCK AND PAINT AND NEW FLOOR AND CEILING....UNTIL NOW IT IS GOING TO STAY LIKE THIS...I FIGURE IT WILL SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF GETTING IT DONE.....A GIRL CAN DREAM....

I HATE BUGS!!!

I HATE BUGS


CAME TO MY COMPUTER AND FOUND THIS BUG WALKING AROUND
I KILLED IT
HERE IN TEXAS THESE ARE KNOWN AS STINK BUGS. wHEN YOU KILL THEM....IT STINKS...IF YOU DON'T KILL THEM AND THEY LAND ON YOU THEY LEAVE A BLISTER.
ONE BUG THAT WON'T....

Back to The Doctor

Ok so I went back to the doctor and he said that the antibiotic needed to be stronger so he gave me a stronger kind. I have to stay indoors with my leg propped up. I have to clean it, put medicine on it and then wrap it with an ace bandage. He said he was pretty sure this would work. He also tested me for diabetes. . It was 98 which means I do not have it. YEAH
So I promise to behave and do what the doctor says. Also the shortness of breath should clear up. I am still singing....just takes me longer because I have to do the song more than once sometimes because of a coughing fit. I know I shouldn't sing maybe for a few days....but that is like taking chocolate away from a grown woman.
So I appreciate all the love and concern....I will survive.....
No more spiders for me.....if I even SEE a web that sucker is getting sprayed.
:)Barb

not better

Spider bite is not better yet. It is still red and I have to keep my leg elevated or my foot swells up. If it is not better by 9 I have to go back to the doctor. I was also having a hard time breathing today.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

She's Alive

Spider bite is getting better and the cough too. Got to go and vote today....although I don't know who for.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Big Fat Hairy Spider

The big fat hairy spider
Climbed up on my leg
He sunk his teeth into me
And swelled up my foot and leg

I went to the doctor
Who looked and said "OH MY"
We have to cut it off now
Right below the thigh.

I looked at him in horror
I screamed out loud "OH EEK!!!"
Isn't there something else we could do?
And he smiled and said "Let's see"

He gave me these green pills
They were hard to swallow
I will take them for 7 days.
The doctors orders I will follow.

I think I will be ok
I'll let you know tomorrow.
Right now I have to go lay down.
And green pills I have to swallow.

This is a true story....oh except for that part about having to cut off my leg.
My foot is so swollen that when I push on it with my finger a crater stays there forever. The doctor said it was a good thing I came in because a spider bite is nothing to mess around with.
I would show you a picture.....but I don't want to gross you out.

He also gave me an inhaler because I am coughing like the dickens.
Don't worry I will survive...

I would like to give a shout out to Linda....Thanks for the card.....how do you always know when I need a pick em up?
Love ya Barb

Friday, October 31, 2008



HAPPY HALLOWEEN.....NOW WHERE'S MY DOGGIE BONES?

Happy Halloween!!!!



Here is a song for you ghouls and ghosties


Monster Mash!!!








This is Aiden the clown




This Bryndon the incredible hulk!
These are Emily's boys.
We went trick or treating Lytle style which means we walk house to house and someone follows in a car.
Whew I am tired!

Commercial Break


70 Things About Me
Found this at Lindas

1. DO YOU SNORE? Rick says I do, but sometimes he doesn't tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth...it is actually him and he is just waking himself up. That's my story and I am sticking to it.

2. ARE YOU A LOVER OR A FIGHTER? I hate to fight or even argue. Life is too short don't ya think? Let them think they are right and just do whatever the heck you want to.

3. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR? Losing a family member....the numbers are dwindling I already told them all that they are not allowed to die.

4. AS A KID, WERE YOU A LEGO MANIAC? Funny you should ask....ok now is where my age is gonna show....I was a champion tinkertoy windmill maker...I know! Amazing right? Rick said when he was little he always wanted an Erector kit. So one Christmas I decided to relive his childhood days for him and get him things he always wanted as a child but his parents only bought them stuff like underwear....anywho....I bought him bubbles, playdoh, marbles etc. but when I went to the toy store to try and find that Erector set I looked everywhere. Could not find one....so I asked a young man working there....you should have seen his face....He said...um EXCUSE ME? Maam I think those would be in the drug department....LOL I was so embarassed.

5. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF “REALITY” TV? OK now those who KNOW me, know I LOVE reality shows. I would really love to be on one. I think Big Brother since they have an indoor potty that they use. But I must watch all my shows...with quiet in the house. Right now I am watching Survivor. Poor Ace got voted out yesterday....that Sugar is not so sweet afterall huh.

6. DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS? If I am really bored and there is no soda left.

7. WERE YOU A CUTE BABY? I was alot cuter than I think


8. IS THE SINGLE LIFE FOR YOU? Nope. If I was single I would probably never leave the couch, never eat and spend all day reading.

9. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR KEYBOARD? Black

10. DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? All the time. When we went to Del Rio I gave a mini concert.

11. HAVE YOU EVER BUNGEE JUMPED? Do I have stupid written across my forehead?

12. ANY SECRET TALENTS? Yes and I would tell you all about them....but then they would not be secret anymore :)

13. WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT? Del Rio Lake Amistad....just got back...best time EVER!!!

14. IS JAY LENO FUNNY? I miss Johnny!

15. CAN YOU SWIM? Very well. I love to swim!!!

16. HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE “DONNIE DARKO”? no....should I?

17. DO YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE OZONE? Yes I do....and more better!

18. HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE POP?
Ask the owl. It takes three I tell you three!

19. CAN YOU SING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS? That would be unAmerican don't ya think?

20. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON AN AIRPLANE? Twice....well if you count there and back I guess that would be Four times.....I went to Wisconsin as a sixth grader and to California as a newlywed.

21. ARE YOU AN ONLY CHILD? It seems like it sometimes, but I have an older sister here and a younger sister in Heaven. So that makes me a middle child....you know the one who always did the right thing and still got in trouble.


22. DO YOU PREFER ELECTRIC OR MANUAL PENCIL SHARPENER? I prefer a pen

23. WHAT’S YOUR STAND ON HUNTING? If you eat what you kill then it is good for the environment. God did give us meat to eat....and if you are eating meat....um someone had to kill that animal for your hamburger.....

24. IS MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE? No it is in my present. I have been married for 27 years to the most wonderful man in the world....how many points do I get for that one?

25. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Only on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

26. WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO? Stress

27. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAID, “I LOVE YOU? Outloud to Rick and Sadie last night before closing my eyes to sleep....Written to Ross my nephew and Sharon my jland friend.

.28. IS ELVIS STILL ALIVE? no.......

29. DO YOU CRY AT WEDDINGS? Sometimes...I mean it is just so emotional.

30. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS? With fresh blueberry muffins and a rose on a tray brought to me each morning as I open my eyes to greet the day...ok...yeah right....I like them over easy with the whites cooked.

.31. ARE BLONDES DUMB? Excuse me... No...we ar hi lee enteligent

32. WHERE DOES THE OTHER SOCK END UP? Sock monsters take them...SO TRUE!!!

33. WHAT TIME IS IT? 11:52am and I still am on this computer..on what 33 still...I could be here all day with this deleting and returning....

34. DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME? Barbie, Barbiedoll, Babs

35. IS MCDONALD’S DISGUSTING? It can be...
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36. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN A CAR? October 29 for 3 LONG hours coming home from vacation.

37.DO YOU PREFER BATHS OR SHOWERS? If I am in a hurry showers....if I have that extra 10 minutes a bath with bubbles.

38. IS SANTA CLAUS REAL? OK, why do they keep asking this question, of course he is real...

39. DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR NECK KISSED? Yes........

40. ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? Only when the lights are off.

41. WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO? Singing

42. CRUNCHY OR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER? Crunchy

43. CAN YOU CRACK YOUR NECK? Yes and I can crack corn too and I don't care!

44. HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN AN AMBULANCE? Yes when a drunk driver hit Eric and I when he was in junior high and totalled my red Ford Escort.

45. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BRUSHED YOUR TEETH TODAY? once...but I haven't even eaten anything yet.

46. IS DRUG FREE THE WAY TO BE? Yes! . Just Say No to Drugs!!
47. ARE YOU A HEAVY SLEEPER? Yes...

48. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES? Blue...


50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR LIFE? Most of the time I do...

51. WHOSE IS BETTER? The grass really isn't greener on the other side of the fence...but sometimes the lake is bigger.

52. ARE YOU PSYCHIC? Yes...I have ESPN
53. HAVE YOU READ “CATCHER IN THE RYE”? Yes...just because I heard it was forbidden or something like that.
54. DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? piano, violin, organ, bagpipes, clairenet, and my nose.....oh and spoons.
55. HAVE U EVER STOLEN MONEY? No, as a matter of fact if I see it on the ground I won't even take it...thinking whoever lost it might come back and find it.

56. CAN YOU SNOWBOARD? no snow

57. DO YOU LIKE CAMPING? I LOVE IT!!!
58. DO U SNORT WHEN U LAUGH? No, lol..why did someone say I did? RICK!!!!

.59. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? Yes,

60. ARE DOGS A MAN’S BEST FRIEND? Sadie would say YES oh and Hi Raisen!
61. YOU BELIEVE IN DIVORCE? It is not for me to judge. I believe that there are many good reasons to divorce and many to stay together....each situation is different.

.62. CAN YOU DO THE MOONWALK? UM YEAH,,,,,
63. DO YOU MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES? i tri knot two make so meny misteaks butt somtimes i doo.

64. IS IT COLD OUTSIDE TODAY? No Hot and sunny with cloudy blue skies

65. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? brocolli last night for supper....

66. DO YOU WEAR NAIL POLISH? Who has time for that?

67. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN KISSED? just once....:)
68. WHAT’S THE MOST ANNOYING TV COMMERCIAL? The Brooke Shields German car commercials... I don't get it..me either Linda

.69. DO YOU SHOP AT AMERICAN EAGLE? No it is too hard to climb that mountain

70. FAVORITE BAND AT THE MOMENT? heck I don't know....I have a headache and have to go lay down for awhile....this wore me out!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Rick Going Down the Slide

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1 2 3 I CAN'T!!!!


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ok ALREADY! SORRY ABOUT THE S WORD
THAT WATER WAS ICE COLD!!!!


Just one of the beautiful sunsets we saw on the boat. This was my favorite time of the day even though it also meant one day gone. We danced in the sunset every night.
The Crew. Rick and Sadie enjoying a day on the lake. She was just starting to get use to it when it was time to leave. She would jump up and cuddle with whoever would sit down for a few minutes.
She loved to sit out on the back deck and watch and bark at the goats who roamed wild on shore. We counted over 30 one day.



I could not get over how each sunset was as beautiful as the day before. God is an excellent artist.




See what I mean?





One Night we were invaded by bugs. They came in like a wild wind and were everywhere. I told Rick we HAD to do something about it because they were driving me crazy!

So I suggested we vacuum them.











Out came the vacuum cleaner and you know what?










IT WORKED!
This was Sadies best trick. I taught her to climb up the stairs to the top deck. She did fall one time but caught herself and then came right back up. Never cried....tough dog
More to come....Hopefully I will be able to post the slide videos.....a must see LOL

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