The “New” Barry is at it again!

Barry went to Kroger alone this afternoon. While at the store, he was to pick up items to make fresh salsa for tomorrow night.

My adorable, little husband gets a bunch of fresh cilantro  and a sprig falls off as he bags it. Instead of tossing it in the garbage, he puts it behind his ear and continues his shopping. He said he had everyone pointing at him and giggling like school kids.

He said the clerk checking him out, asked between giggles, if he was aware he had something behind his ear?

He smiled, stated, “Why, yes ma’am, I do. I’m hoping my wife will mistake it for mistletoe.” and walked out with his purchase. He said he looked back and she was laughing uncontrollably.

My husband minus his filter, you gotta love him!

I’m so excited….one more award!! I can’t believe it!

Knowledgenut  ( nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. Knowledgenut is a blog, I recently came across. You are a sweetheart and your blog is witty, fresh, intelligent and a pleasure to read.

I am thrilled that they have visited my blog and felt I deserved this award. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Visit us anytime you want. I love to giggle and things that make me think. I don’t think enough anymore! 

For The Liebster Blog Award (here are the requirements):

1. Link back and thank the person who gave you the award.

2.Display the award logo on your blog.

3. Answer the 11 questions.

4. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5.  Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

The 11 Questions:

1. Name a book that changed your life? The Bible

2. Who is your favorite author/writer? Tom Clancy

3. How many pets do you have and what are their names? two, a boxer bulldog named Maggie and a Japanese Fighting Fish named Shotgun. We got him for Christmas.

4. Name the craziest thing you’ve done? Hit a local law enforcement officer across the face when he wasn’t minding his business

5. Who’s my best friend? My husband, Barry

6. Name a childhood prank? Hiding in the ditch, rolling hub caps down the road when a car passes.

7. Who are your favorite music artists? Mercy Me, Uncle Kracker, Barry Manilow, Josh Turner, Miles Pike, Oak ridge Boys, Alabama

8. Name a place you would love to visit? Greece

9. If I had just 5 minutes left to live what is the one thing I would do? Tell my husband I love him, kiss him….pet and hug my dog….call my mom and dad…..if I had time, call my sisters

10. What’s my favorite sport? College Football

11. How do I define love? Being supportive and just being there. Show the person you care about that you will be there no matter what  and you will do anything for them.

My nominees are as follows. I realize I am getting some of you more than once, please forgive me if you are overwhelmed with blog replies. Just remember, In my opinion, everyone deserves one! Congratulations!












Again, THANK YOU! Knowledge nut!

Crazy Dream…….


I woke this morning thinking to myself, ‘that is the craziest nonsense I’ve dreamed lately’. Most of the time when you wake up, you can remember bits and pieces of where your dreams have taken you through the night.

When I climbed out of bed this morning, I felt like I was in the middle of a real situation. I told Barry and Miss Maggie ‘Good Morning’, and Barry told me to ‘get my lazy tail up, I know what happens when I miss breakfast’. I haven’t a clue what he was referring to, but it played right into my dream. You’ll understand in a few minutes.

Now to the crazy part:

In my dream, the world we live in was a  little (lot) different. Anything considered unhealthy was illegal.

Eating at a fast food joint was illegal. There were only a few still open, and  they ran you thumb print, searched you, and checked your car before letting you in the door. Then there was a cover charge to get a table, $20.00.

McDonald’s and Zaxby’s were the only two brave enough to stay open. I guess it’ll take a nuclear disaster to get rid of Mickey D’s.

If the police caught you in the parking lot, you could be arrested. They drove through regularly to check car tags. They kept track of who frequented the restaurants and when.

Soda was another thing that was outlawed. As a Diet Coke addict, this is the one that would have me in permanent residence under the jail. I just do not see myself hiding in a closet to have a Diet Coke!

You had to get up eat a healthy breakfast, healthy lunch and supper and eat two nutritious snacks daily. They somehow monitored your activities at home and at work. If you were caught, it was off to jail.

You got a public flogging if you fed something unhealthy to a child under the age of 12. The law was drastically toward keeping our children healthy.I was in the middle of being flogged when Barry woke me.

My sister visited that day, the dream was still in my head. My nephew asked for a drink, I knew all I had on-hand was Diet Coke. It actually crossed my mind about what would happen if I gave him a soda.

If you had a bad mouth, it was a public flogging. Anything that was ugly and deemed inappropriate in society today, was illegal in this crazy world I was dreaming about.

I thought about it all day, trying to figure out where this craziness came from in my head. Until I remembered we had watched “Demolition Man” the night before this dream.

I do not ever remember a dream affecting me like this. Maybe, it was something I ate. By the way, we have not frequented Mickey D’s in quite some time!