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Twas the month before Christmas

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Twas the month before Christmas

When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away

The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a ' Holiday'.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears

You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say


not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet


Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!

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DEVASINGER 11/14/2011 8:42AM

    Thank you for sharing!


Peace and Love,

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COLLINSCJ2012 11/13/2011 5:01PM

    Loved it. So true.

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CAM2438 11/12/2011 7:55AM

    I enjoyed your poem very much. Thank-you for sending it. emoticon

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Had a great time at my 35th class reunion

Monday, May 30, 2011

This weekend was a time to remember those who had fought for our freedom......who lost their lives serving our country.

It was also a time to remember your loved ones who have gone to a better place.

For me though, it was also a time to remember school days, spending time with your friends, remembering those cold football games, marching in the band, rushing in the halls to your next class ( and getting in trouble for running)

This weekend was a "Blast in the Past", our 35th high school reunion.
It was fun seeing all the ole school chums.
Pictures of our senior year was posted and it was fun just looking at how 35 years can transform a person.

And, photos don't lie.

So once again I am posting before and now pics of myself. I feel I haven't lost enough weight. I've been on a plateau way too long and it's time for those scales to start moving downward again.

I do know though that I have dropped one blouse/dress size. It was equality nice to wear some of my sisters clothes this weekend ( and know that if I need something to wear when I visit her and mom that I have a waiting closet chucked full just waiting for me) LOL LOL

So here's the proof........ I can see a slight change so that's a good thing. Halloween 2009 2010 May 28th, 2011
no, I'm not the skinny one ( in the black) yet...LOL LOL

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NOVELAFAN 6/16/2011 3:01PM

    Haven't met you in person yet "almost sister-n-law", but you are rocking this program. The pictures sure do show a difference, you're looking better and better. HOpefully you're feeling better and better. Keep up the great work. You're definitely putting in the time and energy.

Sure am proud of you.

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ROSEWCI 6/9/2011 5:43AM

    emoticon LQQK at you!!!

WHAT a difference! You're lookin' FABULOUS Barb! And I'm so glad you enJOYed the reunion! I've got my 40th coming up at the end of this month! I, too, am looking forward to reminiscing w/old friends! My hubby & I both went to the same high school & graduated together in 1971! Talk about having a blast from the past! We indeed to!

Keep up the GREAT're doing AWESOME!

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AMANDAF65 5/31/2011 10:36PM

    I can definitely tell a difference, even from the 2010 pic to now. Plateaus are lousy, and I wish I knew how to break out of them. Maybe change something in your routine? Anyway, nice reunion photo! (And I like the red hair too!)

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KMIRANDA2000 5/31/2011 8:56AM

    Beautiful yourself.

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CINDY-K 5/30/2011 11:36PM

    You are looking good. Good color and you appear to have much more energy. Congrats you are doing great! This year would have been my 35th HS Reunion but after 30th I decided I would not attend any more reunions. My friends no longer attend so there is not much point. Glad you had a good time and looked good for your reunion.


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JILL313 5/30/2011 11:27PM

    Where have all the years gone to--they sure fly by. I haven't gone to the last couple of my HS Reunions as I fear no one would recognize me with 100+ pounds on. I can see you are losing weight--Way to Go!! Love your hair and color!

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Embarrassing Moments

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


1. A man comes into the ER and yells, 'My wife's going to have her baby in the cab.'

I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress and began to take off her underwear.

Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs - - - and I was in the wrong one.

Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald ,
San Francisco

2. At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patients anterior chest wall.
'Big breaths,' I instructed.

'Yes, they used to be,' replied the patient.

Submitted by Dr. Richard Byrnes ,
Seattle , WA

3. One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct.
Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a 'massive internal fart.'

Submitted by Dr. Susan Steinberg

4. During a patients two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed me, his doctor, that he was having trouble with one of his medications..'

Which one ?' I asked.

'The patch. The Nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it !'
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see..
Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!
Now, the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.

Submitted by Dr. Rebecca St. Clair ,
Norfolk , VA

5. While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, 'How long have you been bedridden?'

After a look of complete confusion she answered 'Why, not for about twenty years - when my husband was alive.'

Submitted by Dr. Steven Swanson-
Corvallis , OR

6. I was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while checking up on a man I asked, 'So how's your breakfast this morning?'
'It's very good except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste,' Bob replied.
I then asked to see the jelly and Bob produced a foil packet labeled 'KY Jelly.'

Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf ,
Detroit ,

7. A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room when a young woman with purple hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing, entered. It was quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate surgery.

When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green and above it there was a tattoo that read 'Keep off the grass.'
Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patients dressing, which said 'Sorry ... had to mow the lawn.'

Submitted by RN no name,


8. As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB. I was quite embarrassed when performing female pelvic exams. To cover my embarrassment I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.
The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassing me. I looked up from my work and sheepishly said, 'I'm sorry. Was I tickling you?'
She replied with tears running down her cheeks from laughing so hard, 'No doctor but the song you were whistling was
'I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Weiner.''

Dr. wouldn't submit his name....

Baby's First Doctor Visit

A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in for the baby's first exam. The doctor arrived, and examined the baby, checked his weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed.

'Breast-fed,' she replied. 'Well, strip down to your waist,' the doctor ordered.

She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination. Motioning to her to get dressed, the doctor said, 'No wonder this baby is underweight. You don't have any milk.'

I know,' she said, 'I'm his Grandma, but I'm glad I came.


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JEAN827 5/21/2011 5:14PM

    I like the gramma one .. FUNNY !! thanks for the great laughs .. Where do you find these jokes .. I put a few on my facebook page .. emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 5/13/2011 8:25AM

    LOL OMG...these were SO funny! I hope I can remember some of them to share with DD! TGIF! Hope you have a great weekend! Spark on! emoticon

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AMANDAF65 5/2/2011 7:58PM

    BWAHAHAH! emoticon

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ROSEWCI 4/29/2011 10:39AM

    emoticon Thanks for the smile!

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WONDERS06 4/28/2011 1:22AM

    Thanks for sharing the funny stories, they sure made me laugh. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"
1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon,
and some days you're the statue!
2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker..
5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague
6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it..
7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
8 * Never buy a car you can't push.
9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance.
11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way,
you're in the wrong lane.
14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more
you have, the longer you live.
15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons.
Some are sharp, some are pretty and
some are dull. Some have weird
names and all are different colors,
but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and know that
someone thought about you today.
20 * It was me, your friend!
*Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate !*

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ROSEWCI 4/29/2011 10:34AM

    Ain't it the truth! emoticon

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    emoticon Thanks for posting it!

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CVCASTLE 4/25/2011 11:55PM

    Thanks for posting this-it made my day

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JUST_KARI 4/25/2011 11:26PM

    Thanks for posting this. It's sage advice that we all need to be reminded of on occasion. It brought a smile to my face. :)

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Having fun with the grandkids

Monday, April 18, 2011

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ROSEWCI 4/29/2011 10:37AM

    What FUN! I can FEEL the JOY! I hope you had an awesome Easter! emoticon

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JILL313 4/24/2011 10:45PM

    Looks like fun and their bunnies are so cute!

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JEAN827 4/19/2011 9:27PM

    Great craft to do with the kids.Looks like fun emoticon

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TJHIERS 4/19/2011 9:23AM

    what great pics ! too cute ! emoticon

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.DUSTY. 4/19/2011 12:15AM

    What a GREAT craft! Easter is such a cute holiday! emoticon

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