Sunday, November 8, 2009

going home

Meet me at my other blog Confessions of a Waitress Angel. I will be writing more in there now.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

dont know how to make my words bigger.....
The Modern Little Red Hen
This is a little treatise on basic economics called "The Modern little Red Hen." Once upon a time there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat. She called her neighbors and said 'If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?' "Not I, " said the cow. "Not I," said the duck. "Not I," said the pig. "Not I," said the goose. "Then I will," said the little red hen. And she did. The wheat grew tall and ripened into golden grain. "Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen. "Not I," said the duck. "Out of my classification," said the pig. "I'd lose my seniority," said the cow. "I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose. "Then I will," said the little red hen, and she did. At last the time came to bake the bread. "Who will help me bake bread?" asked the little red hen. "That would be overtime for me," said the cow. "I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck. "I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig. "If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose. "Then I will," said the little red hen. She baked five loaves and held them up for the neighbors to see. They all wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, "No, I can eat the five loaves myself." "Excess profits," cried the cow. "Capitalist leech," screamed the duck. "I demand equal rights," yelled the goose. And the pig just grunted. And they painted "unfair" picket signs and marched round and around the little red hen shouting obscenities. When the government agent came, he said to the little red hen, "You must not be greedy." "But I earned the bread," said the little red hen. "Exactly," said the agent. "That's the wonderful free enterprise system. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations productive workers must divide their products with the idle." And they lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, I am grateful." But her neighbors wondered why she never again baked any more bread.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Houseboat Trip 2009

Trot line
Foggy Morning

checking the trot line

hard to get a picture...she never stops moving

looking out the houseboat window


Eric taking a picture of me taking his picture

the bridge

Erics first houseboat trip

Captain Rick and First Mate Sadie

Lake Amistad


towing our boat

Shelby in her first home

Shelby Marie

It takes so long to upload here.....I have many more pictures. I guess I will upload them on my MySpace.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Come to My Yardsale!!!!

I know...I's about dang time....thanks to all my followers who haven't given up on me...My life is hectic right now and I should be writing more.

Starting today through Sunday I will be having a yard sale. I have cheap prices so I hope to sell alot!

Here are a few things I am selling... to read? I swear I have all kinds of books...
Paperbacks for 50 cents or three for a that's a deal!
Hardback books...some brandnew.....$2.00
Magazines...only 10 cents!
DVD's #1.00
Tapes 50 cents
Dog...not for sale...priceless
Husband....priceless also

So if you are in my area take a country drive to Lytle Texas
19416 Somerset Street and get yourself a deal

Have toys, clothes, tools, piano, men's ties, shoes, games, dining room tables, roll away desk, computer chair, electronics and much more. Would also love to meet ya!

Sale starts today from 10-6 through Sunday 10-6.

Ok Barb...enough of that! What have you been up to?
Well so glad you asked....

I am still doing the executrix thing. Never would have signed up for this.
But I am getting along ok.

Am going to see my sister every week also. She is getting better..still a way to go. She is getting help now and is in a safe place.

Eric and Shelby come to visit when they can. Shelby is getting so big now..she weighs 15lbs!

Sadie is back to herself now...frisky and ready to go go go!

Rick has been a huge help to me and I am so thankful to have him as my hubby.

So much to do....alot more work at parents house. We want to remodel too.

So how have you been? I will be by soon to catch up...I promise!

I still sing at under the name Waitressangel...go by and have a listen and leave me a comment.

Ok...gotta get ready for the sell.

Be back soon.

Love ya, Barb

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Ricks birthday, Fathers day and our anniversary present to each other. We got it yesterday and will be taking it out for a test drive today! Going to take it to the coast for a week too soon.

We added a storeroom to help put all the extra stuff while we are remodeling..later it will be for storage or....a music studio?

Shelby Lynn aka Daisey is doing great! Eric brought her for a visit this weekend. She has grown! Sadie and Shelby really have fun playing tug of war...finally someone for Sadie to play with that doesn't give in to do other things. We miss having Shelby around, but when she comes to visit it is a ball of fun!

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there. This is my second Fathers Day without my Dad. I miss him, so if you have yours give him a big hug and spoil him rotten.

We are going to the lake today to celebrate with Rick. Should be fun. I am still kinda sick, but getting better. Man when I get sick it is a doozy! Been sick for over a week now...First day I woke up without a headache. Still coughing. So I will be taking it easy still.

Miss all you great people here! Will be back soon with more pictures.
Don't give up on me just yet. xoxBarb

Friday, May 29, 2009

Daisy changed to Shelby Lynn

We gave Daisy Mae to our son Eric who adopted her. He changed her name to Shelby Lynn. Last Weekend he took her home..I already miss her so much.
Eric is a good daddy though and wrote us the following

Hey just wanted to fill you in on shelby and her first night home. It's in her point of view
She cried until we got to 1620, then got tired and slept the rest of the way.
When we got home Amy was really excited to meet her and let her out of the carrier right away.
The first thing Shelby saw was Tanner. She never seen a dog that big, and then there was this other puppy(Buster) that had a really ugly face, and it scared the piss out of her right in Amy's lap.
She soon found out that things wer'nt so bad and opened up to the nice lady,(Amy) that gave her some tasty cheese. The cheese had some special flea medicine in it for puppies, but she didn't know that.mmmmmmm cheese.
She met the big dog who was really nice, but was kind of scared and avoided her.
The bouncy puppy with the ugly face wanted to meet her and play, but she was scared. So, she hid behind her master, (Me) and made a mean growl.
The ugly puppy got scared and ran away.Then, this (fuzzy) demon came out and made a scarry hissing noise.
She ran for her life back to the safety of my arms.We decided to take her on her first walk to get rid of some of that energy, so she could sleep.
She did really good.
Tanner and buster came with us, and I think it helped her to see that it was okay to be led around and that it was a fun thing.
The only fighting was at the end of the driveway, when she plopped down and pouted. Besides that she had fun and liked it.
It also helped her bond a little with the other 2.
When we got back to the house everybody got some food and then put to bed.
We put the cage where she could see Buster and Tanner in their kennals, so she could cope and get used to the idea. She cried for maybe 30min and then crashed.THE END

I plan to wake up early, so I can go to the pet shop to get some stuff, give her a bath,and set an appointment for her puppy shots and exam. Then I gotta be back by 1, so I can get ready and leave for work by 2.
Yeah, it's pretty late, so I should go to bed now. I'll try to call tomorrow, or you can call meStay tuned for more of Shelby's adventures to come.Love you mom and dad

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

This is my first Mothers Day without my Mom. It is a sad day for me, but I just try to remember last year when I made Mom a banner and got her some flowers.
My Mom was always the funny one in the family. She told the corniest jokes, but she always made us laugh. I don't remember a time where she let life get her down. She always had a positive attitude about everything. She was really good at finding the silver lining in things.
My mom was a school teacher and even taught me in 6th grade. She was my PE teacher. She was tougher on me than the other students, but I understood.
Growing up with my Mom was full of surprises and adventures. She made every holiday special. She always remembered my birthday and treated me like a princess. She was the disciplinarian in the family as well. It would break my heart when she was upset with me. One time when I needed a spanking for something I was crying before she ever lifted the ruler. She felt sorry for me and let me go sit in my room to think about my behavior. She was very creative with her discipline. The worst though I think was when she would say....not sure what we will do about this...I need to think about it for awhile....I would just rather of had the spanking and be done with it.
All this makes her sound like she was a mean momma. But she was far from that.
She loved me enough to discipline me. She kept me out of doing things wrong and paying a bigger price for it later.
I really miss her alot.
I have an only child but I will probably not be seeing him today. He is a chef in a big restaurant and I seriously doubt he will be able to come home today....although he does like to surprise me....not holding my breath though. and I do understand.
Rick is making me some breakfast and said he wants to take me out later today. Emily my niece brought me over a cheesecake....there goes my diet! Do calories count if it is for Mother's Day?
One more thing I need to tell you...
Daisy Mae...Sadie's new puppy has a new name now. Eric wanted to name her Xerox....I said no.
So we agreed on Shelby Lynn.
He said he didn't want to be yelling for her calling her Daisy....something about it sounded feminine or something...whatever LOL
I will try to take some new pictures of Shelby. She is a handful. She has teeth now and already eating regular dog food and drinking water.
Sadie is getting back some of her puppy ways too.
Ok well I hope you all have a Happy Mothers Day!
And if you still have your Mom with you this year....hug her for me :)
Until next time....xoxBarb

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Pics

Since Daisy looks like a cow I took her picture with Sadie's little pig...gotta be fast around here to take a picture
Sadie wants to sit on Ricks lap...but she doesn't want to leave the puppy alone.

Side by side

Mom makes a great pillow

Snug as a bug

Mom went outside

Now she is back

Sadie is a good mom :)

Sadie Marie had her puppy on March 31st at 11:30pm. There are more pictures of her on her blog...Sadie's Adventures.
She is doing great. She is hilarious though. She keeps trying to take her food and water bowls to the puppy and nudging her trying to get her to eat and drink. She wants to sit with us on the couch like the old days. She runs back and forth between us and her baby. We named her Daisy Mae.
Eric will be adopting her when she is old enough. We told him he could have the pick of the :)
Rick had to help Sadie because Daisy was so big.
Sadie is a rat terrier chiuaua and the Daddy is a Border Collie. We were planing on having a vet and a Cesarean delivery. Sadie had her own plans.
It was a little scary there for awhile because of the size of the puppy. Thank goodness Rick was there to be the midwife....what would you call a man who does this? A mid husband?
Anyway...Sadie was very concerned about the mess she made and had it all cleaned up like nothing happened.
She is a great Mom
Rick has been adorable through all of would think it was actually his grand baby.
I can't wait to see what he is like when we do have a grandchild.
Welcome to the world Daisy Mae!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Hey look! I found some dragonflies! I am going to look again later and see if I can find anymore... If you find some cuter ones let me know. You know I love much I even had one tattooed on my ankle. And I thought I would NEVER get a tattoo....there is a first time for everything!

I have a few pictures to share with you....We went on a mini vacation to Rockport Texas..

Our little Sea Dog....she has a stain on her shirt because she kept rubbing it underneath the picnic table...Rick says the shirt was making her itchy..

Now doesn't she look happy? Actually she is definitely pregnant and you can already feel the puppies moving.

Two little love birds...These are Texas seagulls.

Puppy Prison

I don't get it....what is the fuss? Why does he want to sit for hours holding on to those poles and looking at the water....every once in a while he puts another one of those crawly things on a hook...but other than that...what exactly are we doing out here in the freezing wind?

We had a lot of fun. Tomorrow I am taking the taxes in to be done. Once all that is over I will feel a big sense of relief. And maybe able to relax a bit.
I plan to try to see my sister this next week. We are also going to start getting more organized about our house so we can downsize and get more done. I am going to be tossing out old clothes and shoes etc. making room for what I actually wear and not the prom dress from high school.
I want to have a yard sale soon, but that takes alot of work and this time I will be advertising it more.
Guess I better get some sleep for the big day tomorrow. Hope is all well at your house.
Also I wanted to say that Eric is doing great. He is still in Austin and working every day but Monday. So he is keeping busy.
Have a great day tomorrow! :) Barb

Monday, March 9, 2009


Hey! It's really me! I know I know it's about darn time!
Sorry I haven't written in awhile.
So much going on nowadays.
I am doing fine. I keep busy going back and forth from my house to my parents.
We are still trying to get through all of the things there.
We have the back cottage organized now. You can see the floor in the garage. We had a yard sale...but that was a joke. Gonna have another one here where we live.
Eric is doing great. He is working at a French restaurant. He loves it.
Sadie Marie may be a border collie no less....she might have to have a Cesarean...that's gonna be fun to pay for.
Rick and I are steadily working on both houses.
We plan to build on two more rooms to our house eventually.
A new kitchen and bedroom.
I might even get a music studio out of all of this. I can already see it in my mind.
Wish I was a genie and could blink all this into reality....but everything good must come from alot of hard work.
We are planning a mini fishing trip soon.
We would like to go back to Rockport this summer too.
I would just like to get past the tax thing first...
Of course everything I do I have to do over and over because of the people that my parents dealt with. They had most of their payments taken out of their account automatically. So I had to send all of them copies of the death certificates and my executrix papers. organized about your things so that your children do not have to struggle to get things done.
My sister is still sick. She is in a hospital now. But not talking to anyone. Please keep her in your prayers.
Ok I will try to be better about posting.
Emily my niece just had a baby. She named her Payton Mackenzie.
Ok I think that is it for now...well actually there is alot more...but I will write more soon.
Hope everyone is happy and well. Sorry I have not been by to visit your journals. I plan to catch up soon. xoxBarb

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Sadie Marie

It's My Birthday!!!!!

My Favorite spot

Baby Picture

Today is Sadie Maries birthday!!!!!! She is one today. She got to eat a porkchop bone for dinner and bacon for breakfast...but only a taste. I sang Happy Birthday to her alot...she just looked at me like I was crazy.

She is now in her favorite her Daddy.

Happy Birthday Sadie glad God sent you into our lives :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

To Start Your Day With A Smile

It doesn't hurt to have a little Biblical humor to start the day....

Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth?
A. Ruthless.

Q. What do they call pastors in Germany ?
A. German Shepherds.

Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?

A. Noah He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.

Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?

A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drewout a Little prophet.

Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David'sTriumph was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, becausethe apostles were all in one Accord.

Q.. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A. Samson. He brought the house down.

Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longerlived in Eden ?
A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.

Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.

Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?
A. The area around Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.

Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?
A. David He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.

Q. Which Bible character had no parents?
A. Joshua, son of Nun.

Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark ?
A. Because Noah was standing on the deck. ( Groan.)

PS... Did you know it's a sin for a woman to make coffee? Yup, it's in the Bible. It says . . 'He-brews' KEEP SMILING!!!! GOD LOVES YOU BUNCHES AND BUNCHES!!!! Friends are God's way of taking care of us. ....Faith, Hope & Love -- but the greatest of these is LOVE. 1Corinthians13:13

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Whats Different? What's new?

In 2005 4 years ago I took a is what's was in 2005...Let's see how things have changed......

I Live: in the middle of the city out in the country by the woods.Same place same station :)
I Work: at a grocery store as a cashier and candy stocker. I'm a candy girl now. Nope now I work at an insurance office as an insurance agent only I am on leave of absense due to the death of both of my parents. Right now I am dealing with the executrix stuff....not fun.

I Talk: too much and sometimes you find me
with my foot in my mouth because I talk
without thinking much! Um....still the same....

I Wish: I could spend more time with Eric my
son. Yes I do..Eric is a chef in Austin and lives on his own now....a grownup...25...but still calls me whenever he gets a chance...just not as often.

I Enjoy: painting, singing, making music and
reading Still enjoy all of this...have started writing again too.

I Look: for the good things about people I do look for the good things about people

I Find: stray kittens after a hard rain not lately...But I did find a splinter in my foot today....still there ouch

I Smell: when I don't take a bath LOL Oh my what a silly girl....I smell with my nose.

I Listen: less than I talk not so true anymore...I think now I listen more

I Hide: money from myself so that I won't
spend it and then I forget where I put don't hide money anymore...learned my lesson the hard way on that I just put it in the bank

I Pray: everyday for all my friends and family Most definately the same
I Walk: only when I have to. Unfortunately this is still true...need to do some walking...
I Write: the songs that make the whole world sing...
well that is in my ultimate dream life I write about my life more now...
I See: saw when I go to the park. Do you
Was I goofy or what? I see with my eyes
I Sing: every chance I get still true I think I actually sing more now
I Laugh: all the time. I try to...but sometimes you gotta cry
I Can: do all things through Christ who
strengthens me. Yes I can!
I Watch: all my favorite shows like Survivor
and do not allow anyone to talk...only on
commercials....I won't even answer my phone. :) Still true
I Yearn: to earn. So that I will have money
to burn!!!!! I yearn for World Peace now.
I Daydream: about Matthew M..... Yes Linda I still do...stay away he is MINE
I Fall: when I trip LOL mostly
I Want: to teach the world to sing in perfect really...wouldn't that be awesome
if we could all get together and sing! Still my dream
I Cry: at sappy old movies. Yup still true
I Burn: ready to cook bacon P U!!!! Now that was a gross smell...nowadays I burn Pizza
I Read: as much as I can. I like all books Not as much time to read now.
I Love: my family and friends YES I DO
I Rode: a horse in high school yeah I did
I Sometimes: stay up too late and go to work
with only 3 hours of sleep....zzzz Nowadays I stay up way too late...Right now it is 2:24am
I Hurt: my foot today when I dropped a heavy
box on it. Ouch! Lately my worst injury was the splinter...but them babys hurt too!
I Fear: nothing any more I used to be scared
to drive until Eric moved away and it was either
get over it or never see him
I give my fears to God now and he takes them away
I Hope: you dance Yes I do
I Break: dance...not LOL YEAh right
I Eat: when I remember to Unfortunately still true...I forget sometimes.

I Bathe: once a week whether I need it or
not! If it is on Sunday I even use soap! I use soap more often now.:)
I Drink: Diet Pepsi like I should drink water. Wow...still true...really need to drink more water

I Stop: people when I see them being
mean to someone!!!! I can't stand mean people
I Save: everything!!!! Eric is 22 and I still
have all of his baby clothes! I finally threw
away his first diaper...just kidding,
but I really do have all his baby clothes! Eric is 25 now and I still have his baby clothes
I Hug: anyone who needs one Sure do need one?
I Meditate: while I procrastinate Now I procrastinate about meditating
I Play: many instruments yep
I Miss: my angels More angels to miss now
I Hold: my breathe underwater Only when I am swimming
I Forgive: everyone....I let God deal with them Pretty much!
I Drive: because I can! Now I just drive everyone crazy...not really???
I Learned: that life is shorter than you think SO TRUE
I Dream: vivid dreams every night Not asleep enough to dream as much now
I Have: to go Christmas shopping soon! No! Thank God that is over until next year!
I Don't: have to be me til Friday!!!! I don't have to me...I get to be me.
I Made: that up.... And this too
I Believe: that Jesus lives in my heart. He does!

I Wait: for children and old people U bethcha!
I Need: another vacation!!!! Sure...why not
I Owe: too much LOL understatement
I Hate: mean rude people. Most definately
I Feel: with my fingers There you go!
I Know: my savior lives. And that he is my Lord and Savoior

I Wonder: how God made all these wonderful
things And what he thinks about all our requests and complaints.
I Applaud: all of the courageous people who are
fighting cancer And I have been in the battle with 3 members of my family
I Love: my life! Still do and wonder what my answers will be in 4 more years
There you go...more Try this might surprise you.

A few other things have changed in 4 years.
I have loved and lost.
I have a dragonfly tattoo now.
I am learning to take life One Day At A Time.
God Bless those who come by...and please leave a comment or two...just say Howdy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

2009 Getting to Know You

Welcome to the new 2009 edition of getting to know your family and friends.Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun.Change all the answers so that they apply to you.
Have fun and be truthful! I want to see your answers!
1.What is your occupation right now? Insurance Agent/ Executrix

2.What color are your socks right now? I am tan I guess :)

3.What are you listening to right now? TV

4.What was the last thing that you ate? Burnt Pepperoni Pizza

5.Can you drive a stick shift? I love to drive standard, but my truck is automatic

6.Last person you spoke to on the phone? Emily

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? yes.. Love her very much!!

8.How old are you today? 47

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Spurs Basketball

10. What is your favorite drink? Diet Pepsi

11.Have you ever dyed your hair? Yep

12.Favorite food? I like me some chicken fried

13.Last Movie you saw? Dad very sad.

14.Favorite days of the year? Thanksgiving and Christmas

15.How do you vent anger? Scream and/or write

16.What was your favorite toy as a child? My Barbies of course...oh and Ken

17.What is your favorite season? Autumn

18.Cherries or Blueberries? Blueberries with pancakes on the side!

19.Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? Yes!

20.Who is the most likely to respond? ?

21.Who is least likely to respond? ?

22.Living arrangements? I live with my hubby Rick and puppy Sadie Marie

23.When was the last time you cried? Today when I was stressing....again

24.What is on the floor of your closet? what isn't would be a better question

25.Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? not sending to anyone

26.What did you do last night? Computer

27.What are you most afraid of? Getting lost and people dying

28.Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Bacon and Avacado please

29.Favorite dog breed? Sadie Marie...rat terrier chiuaua human

30.Favorite day of the week? all of them

31. How many states have you lived in? Illinois, Texas

.32. Diamonds or pearls? Why must I choose.

33.What is your favorite flower? Daisys...he loves me.....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


He loved playing with his puppys
Eric's senior picture 2002

Eric and Emily twin cousins. They have the exact same birthday. She is 9 hours older than Eric

This is a Erics kindergarden picture. He loved school...can you tell?

Eric and his Dad enjoyed many fishing trips, this was not one of those LOL

Eric is my pride and joy. The best kid in the world. We have been through so much together. We are not only Mom and son we are best of friends. When people say you can't be a friend to your child I think they miss out on so much.

Eric graduated from chef school and is now a chef at a French Restaurant inAustin called Fion.
This is a picture of him and his grandparents, my Mom and Dad. They were so proud of him.

When he comes home he will cook for me, but likes for me to cook for him too. Says he misses my cooking.

Eric is 25 now. Where did the time go?

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