Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blogging-Day 2

I'm feeling down today and a bit guilty. The grand kids have gone to live with their Dad for a while so I will no longer be babysitting. It was hard work keeping up with them everyday, usually 10 hours or more, but now I'm missing them and worrying about them too. Maybe it will be good for all of us to have some time apart. Morgan is on the left in the photos above and Hayden on the right. Aren't they sweet?

Anyone worrying about the swine flu? So far Fort Worth has closed all of their schools and I bet Dallas isn't far behind. Connor is hoping that Mesquite will also close soon. I've told him they would more than likely have to make up the days but he's still hoping. I'm wondering if this isn't just another of one our so-called crisis. Global warming, hole in the ozone layer, cow farts killing the ozone layer, avian flu, swine flu. What next? I guess it is something to think about but I'm just too tired. For those of you who are worrying, the World Health Organization has upgraded the current phase of alert to Phase 5-Pandemic Imminent. There are 1-6 phases. In Phase 6 a global pandemic is underway. For those of you who like to be proactive:
Pandemic Protection.

On a happier note, Bones is on tonight! And I can watch without grand kids interrupting. Ooh, there's that guilt slipping in again. Hopefully Connor will stay in his room. He IS the one with cable after all. I just have regular TV.

Thank you to Linda, Jimmy and Sharon for reading and posting replies yesterday. Hugs to you all!

God Bless,

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Look! I got my own Blog!

Everyone else is doing it so why shouldn't I? That's the teenager in me wanting to be part of the crowd. Of course the middle aged grandmother in me has no idea what I'm going to write in a blog. And who is going to read it? Anyway, I should be doing other things, like paying bills, cleaning the litter box or taking books to the used book store. I have MANY books. I tend to read - a lot. Yes I know that a lot is a parcel of land but what other word can you use? A bunch just sounds silly. BTW, my big sister is an author. Her books don't go back to the used book store. LOL Check out her blog at

What's with the blog name? I am a Barbara, named after two wonderful Aunts, but known from birth as Barbie. In first grade I couldn't find my desk as none of them were labeled Barbie. The teacher had to direct me to the desk labeled Barbara. Yes, I was rather clueless then and I still am now. Being called Barbie, I was inevitably teased with comparisons to That Barbie. You know who I mean - the anatomically impossible doll. She of the innumerable professions from Airline Hostess to Medical Doctor. Thank the Lord there were no boys named Ken in any of my grade school classes! So while I am Barbie, I'm not That Barbie! LOL

Most of my friends call me Barb. But my family still calls me Barbie. A few years ago I got it in my head that they were all going to start calling me Barb. Or else! It didn't work out well. I just couldn't get used to them calling me Barb. Actually, most of the time it was "Barbie, I mean Barb". I gave up. It was just easier on everyone to forget the whole Barb fiasco.

So, here it is. My first Blog post. I hope that anyone who actually reads it enjoys.

God Bless,
Barb aka Barbie