Monday, October 31, 2005

what a day!

There is a rule in our house. If you are asked to clean your room and you do not do it then I get to clean your room the next day. When I clean I  use trash bags. Nikki was asked to clean her room, but she did not, so today while she was at school I did the cleaning for her. Nikki is very up set, but oh well at least we can see the floor of her room now. Heck we even went and bought her a new dresser and she is now really mad because her dresser will hold all of her clothes. LOL A rule is a rule.

The children are having a blast tonight. I took Ryan out trick or treating, and the girls went down the steet to help our friends out with the haunted house. Nikki got to stand in the coffin and she was dressed as a dead bride. Amber hid in a corner dressed all in black and jumped out at little kids. So then Nikki left there and went trick or treating with some friends so I stood in the coffin as a dead marine.

The girls wanted to go tonight so I think that I am going to let them.

Elle gave me some cami's and boots, so I came out of the bathroom dressed as a marine and Rusty about died laughing! Then Rusty fixed up the uniform and gave me some of his dads rank for the collar. I thought that I looked good. I must say that I was fine until I put the boots on. Those things are heavy! I am going to have leg muscles just from walking

So today a card comes in the mail. It is from Tammy.... the ex's new wife. She just wanted to let me that he is fine and that they sent the girls a package with some pens and paper in it so that they can write. Kissing up to me gets you ......NOTHING. I did the right thing and I was nice to her on the phone, but come on? What am I suppose to just forgive and forget and sit and have tea with this lady?

well I am off to do nothing. LOL

my weekend

Well I had a great weekend! lets see on Saturday I tried really hard to clean the gouse, but I swear everytime I got one room done someone was right behind me messing it up. Then Rusty asked me to go over to a friend house and see if we could borrow thier tiller. O.k. I can do that.

Then Elle walked in, so I asked her to ride a long with me. On the way to borrow the tiller we saw that a church was having a rummage sale and everything was free!!! Now I can afford that! So we both went in there and just cleaned up on clothing and some other odds and ends. people must think that I have money because I am alway wearing different clothes, but the truth is I just find clothes so cheap that I dont really have to wear the same thing twice! LOL

Well we did not get the tiller, but we did stop at walmart and I bought myself a new sewing machine. Man it is nice to have a machine that does not bounce off the table when you try to sew on it!

I got to spend the day with Elle and that made me so happy, Elle leaves in four days and she will heading back to Alaska. What a bummer.

I met Elle Thanksgiving day of 2002. Elle was fresh out of boot camp and school. Elle was so.... not like me! LOL We hit it off and over the years we have become great friends. I still remember we she told me that she would be turning 19 in Iraq. Then the following year she told me that she would be turning 20 in Iraq. I am glad that she was here to 21! We have spent countless hours talking, laughing, and sometimes even crying. I am really going to miss my friend.

Our friend Jason and his girlfriend Jasinda came up to say good bye to Elle. Jason and Rusty have been friends  I think forever. I could not have asked for a better man to have Rusty'd back in combat. So while jason lived with us I got to know him very well. Then when he came home and brought Jasinda I was blown away. She was everything that he was looking for. They are great together. They will be married in November and Rusty and I are thinking about going to the wedding. It was so nice to just sit and talk with friend. And friend that dont care that the house was trashed and that I had not gotten around to cleaning off the table!

This morning when I got up Kevin was at our house. It is always good to see friends. We chated for a little bit and then I asked him what was up with Amanda. ( This chick he brought over) I told him flat out that I do not like her. He told me flat out that he did not like her either because she showed her ass end while she was here. Well that she did. Then we said our good byes to Elle and we went back into the house. kevin and I were jst talking when he said that everyone we meet leaves a mark on us.... good or bad.

How true that it is. Elle has tought me to chill and to laugh, Jason has tought me to live every moment and to chase your dreams with a big net, and Kevin has tought me that sometimes it is o.k. to just be and to do nothing.  They have also tought me that our home is a safe haven where everyone is welcome and loved.

Elle is going to try to come up on monday. That will be the last time I will see her before she goes back to Alaska. I am going to go get her a bunch of snacks and drinks for to take on the drive. Rusty and Kevin think that I am being a "mom", but hey one of my children is leaving and I want her to have everything that she will need.

I must say that life is good.

One last thing before I get some sleep. I was reading an old chalk board that now hangs in Ambers room. Some how this saying has lasted. A friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. and... A friend NEVER askes what they can do, they just do something.

I am off to get some sleep. I so thankful for the friend that come and go. Everyine of them takes a pice of my heart when they leave.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Not much time

Well, I only have a little bit of time before I head off to work. I have had a great weekend and will tell everyone about it after I come home from work.

I would like to say Thanks to all the new people who are reading my journal! Please keep reading it and passing the link around.

I got a very nice e mail from a lady who was impressed that I got all of our dresses for under $20! LOL I am very cheap and I can smell a bargin a mile away. I love great deals.

I am off to work so I will chat with everyone later.

Friday, October 28, 2005

dresses are done

Well I have finally found a dress that Nikki likes. So everyone now has a dress for the ball. I bought all of our dresses for under $20! I am so good at stretching that dollar.

I went and ordered Ryan a set of camies today. I am also going to look for some boots, then he can look likle daddy anytime. Rusty thinks that I should sew name tapes on, but I am thinking that I do not want to put that much work into it.

I need to get busy and start buying some more Christmas gifts. I am just at such a loss of what to buy everyone. Nikki is the really hard one. I will figure something out.

I think I am going to do nothing this weekend. I do need to get some cleaning done and we need to get the weeds in that back yard cut, but I really do not want to go anywhere. I am feeling the need to stay at home and be with my family.

I am off to run Nikki to a friends house and then Amber is off to a football game.

I am so thankful that I FINALLY found a dress for Nikki

Thursday, October 27, 2005

she is out

I just got in fom work and I told my boss everything. It did not come as a shock to him because he knew that she had put speed in coffee, but she told her that was she was not doing it anymore. Anyway she is so out of there! he said that he was not willing to risk everything for someone like her.

I took a big box of clothing into work today and I let some of the ladies go through them. You would have thought that I gave them gold! LOL I am just glad that someone else can use the clothes.

I think I am going to go to bed and get some sleep.


Well yesterday I got a phone call that I did not expect. All I can really say is that a friend needs someone to lean on. I am so there for her, after all I have really big shoulders. The hard part is...... There is nothing I can do for her except just be there.

I do need to think about talking to my boss, but man! I am going to mention it to him, but he askes me not to come back then that is fine. I don't need to work with people that are strung out anyway!

I do feel so much better today. I have to do some running around today before I go to work and I should be cleaning up the house, but here I sit! LOL I have a feeling that the cleaning will be waiting for me.

I ordered a new puzzle and I am trying to work on it, but the cats like to sleep on it and then they mess up al the pieces. Sometimes I just cant catch a break!

There is not to much else going on, so I am going to go. I will talk to everyone in the morning, or if I loose my job maybe a little sooner!


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Much better

I am feeling much better today. Sleep really does the body good! LOL

I am going to tell my boss what happened. I think that he should know since this happened at his office. So we will see what he does with the info.

Well we did not get a letter from the ex and his wife, instead we got a letter from the grandparents. Inclosed in the letter was a wedding picture of the ex and new wife. Man the girls tore her up. The caled her everything from but ugly to stupid. I just laughed, but not in front of them. Anyway there is a return letter going out. I still think my ex is a chicken shit, because he did not write. oh well

Rusty just told me that I have coloring back in my face! Maybe after I take a shower I wont stink any more!

Anyway, I am off to get Ryan started on his school work and I have a ton of house work to get done. Nothing new there.

I am so thankful that I am back to my old self

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

6 hours

Well I called a friend last night and asked him if this "chick" was a speeder. He laughed and asked why, so I told him. He said that he has never seen her use, but that that he has wondered bout that for a while.

my friend told me to take some b12 because that is what they give people in the hospital. I guess it is suppose to help level you out. So I took some and I got 6 hours of sleep! I have never been so happy.

I am still wiped out. I feel so bad, I smell, my joints hurt, and I want to get some more sleep! So I am going to take some more b12 in a little while. I really need to get my body back on trac.

This sucks and I dont know how people can do speed.

Well, when life gets you down you should laugh. So on a "good" note I got the house CLEANED! I even cleaned out my closet. Can you believe that I found clothes that I forgot that I had? Man the closet looks so bare, but I really needed to clean it out anyway.

Yesterday Rusty took Rascle ( our dog) to the beauty shop. So she got a bath, got her nails cut, her teeth brushed, and she even got her ears cleaned out! I tokd Rusty to buy her a new pink collar. So Rascle came home smelling and looking so good. LOL we really do spoil our pets.

Well I am going to go sit on the sofa and maybe I will get some rest. I do not the energy that I had yesterday.

Monday, October 24, 2005

pissed off

So I go into work last night and I was beat, but hey that is life. Around 9 p.m. another worker offers to go get us some coffee. I was cool, it is a little chilly here so I could use a warm up.

Then I started feeling funny and I thought nothing of it. I came home, wrote some in my journal and tried to get some sleep.

I went to bed and I thought that my heart was going to jump out of my chest and at the same time it felt like a very heavy weight on my chest. I could not turn my mind off and then before I knew it the alarm clock was going off. So I got up with the children.

Tony and Rusty come outside and asked me if I got any sleep and I told them no. I told them how I felt durning the night and by that time I had the shakes and I felt so funny.

Rusty and Tony look at each other and they asked me what I took. I was like are you talking about? They told me that it sounded like I was on speed. Well... as it turns out the gal that went to get the coffee is a speeder. ( which I did not know!) So she either slipt it in my coffee or put it in her coffee and gave me the wrong cup. Either way I am pissed. I got up at 6 a.m. on Sunday and it is now 11 p.m. on Monday and I still have not slept.

I am wondering what is going to happen when I come down? Am I going to crash and burn? Rusty is pissed off too because I am now so scared to drive because what if I crash while I am driving. I have never done speed before so this is all new to me.

I can say one thing for sure. I will never accept anything from another office worker again. I can't do that to myself or to my family.

So here i sit wondering if I am ever going to get some sleep.

Well I guess I will go do something...... after all I am wide awake.

Awesome day!!!!!

I cant believe how great my day was!

Today we went over to help some friends finish putting a roof on. Not only did we help , but our friend ray and his family came to help! This might not sound like much, but one day we took ray's children over to ride some horses, and Ray asked what the deal was with the roof. So I told him that Rusty and Doug had started it, but then Rusty had his heart attack. So Ray volunteered to come over and help roof!

Once again I know that someone is going to think this strange, But for one man to offer to help out someone he has known for 5 minutes, and then follow through is amazing. I was just so happy to see people pulling together to help someone else out. It was even nice to see Rusty up there working. He was not allowed to carry anything, but he was allowed to nail! LOL I know Rusty must of had a blast as he tried to get back to his old self.

Doug and his wife ( the people who we helped out) have a baby girl about 3 months old. I so enjoyed just walking around holding this baby! I got to feed her and change her and put her down for a nap! I told Rusty that I wanted a baby for Christmas, he said that the store that sells them is no longer open. Then Ray wanted to know how much crack I was smoking! I really had a good time cuddling the baby, But I am also glad that I am done.

Work went really well today. I was running so late from roofing, but my boss was like dont worry about it because no one is here. It was a slow night, but we got a lot done and we have nothing left for Thursday!!!! I also did some cleaning around the office and man did it need it! The office is starting to look good. My boss John is so funny! I told him that I was going to take the cleaning rags and one of the trash cans home so that I could get them washed. John told me to keep track of how long it took me so that he could pay me for it. What ever. I do so much laundry that a few rags are not going to break me, and washing a trash can is no big deal. well it is no big deal to me.

Tony leaves in the morning and I am going to miss him so much. I think that it is great that Rusty has friends that he can just hang out with. Tony is awesome and I am going to miss him so much.

Well I want a smoke and then I need to get to bed. I am just so glad that Rusty is the one getting up with the children. Now mommy is not such a grouch because she only got a few hours of sleep!

I am so thankful that I got to see people coming together to help other people and no one expected anything in return. I guess the sense of community and family was really felt today.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

good day

Well my girlfriend and I got up early and hit some awesome yard sales! I scored so much stuff for ME!!!!! I did get this little black dress for the girls. Nikki is going to wear it on friday and Amber wants to wear it to homecoming. I guess I will get my one dollar out of the dress!

Our friend Ray and his family are coming over in the morning. Then we are all heading over to another friend house to help put a roof on. I have never put a roof on a house so I think I am going to hang out with the children.

Today we ran into some people that we have not seen in a very long time and they could not believe how old Rusty looked. They knew nothing of the heart attacks or anything. So........ what can I say he looks old.

This will be the last weekend that we get to spend with Tony. Tony leaves on Monday and I am going to miss him. it is so true that you can count your true friends on one hand. Tony is one of those friends. I hate to see him go, but I am so glad that we had the time to spend together.

Well rusty went and bought shrimp for dinner, so I think that I am going to go eat.

I am so thankful for old friends.

Old friends are like old jeans they never wear out!

Friday, October 21, 2005

doing laundry

Well my dad is going to be slow, and I am happy about that! I have started doing laundry, which never ends around here! other then that, I manot sure what I am going to do. I do not even know if I want to get dressed. :0)

I am still not sure what to think about the ex's wife call, so I am just going to have to sit back and see if he writes.

We are STILL having to flush Rustys ears on top of coning, but yesterday we actually got dried blood out of his ear! It was so gross, but I am happy that the stuff is coming out. I still cant believe how much crap is in the ear.

I dont think I want to do school work today. Ryan did pass his spelling test yesterday, so I think I am going to give him the day off! That is one joy of home schooling! Did anyone see Dr. Phil the other day where he actually said homeschooling is awesome for children? I was so shocked! I thought that he would be against it, but I guess you cant hide the truth.

Rusty is off and running. He has so much to get done today. One of the things on his list to do is to get a new screen door. I think we are the only family that has to get a new screen door every year.

Well that cats have been in rare form this week. It seems that they oldest cat has tought the youngest cat about hunting. Since the weather here has not been that great we have had a few lizards come in. Well they did not leave alive. The cats have been catching them, playing with them and then hiding the bodies. So now we really have to watch them and make sure that we get rid of the bodies! I have such good cats, so I guess they are earning their keep.

i am off to do????? who knows! ( more laundry!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

up early

Well I am up and moving. For some reason I could not sleep last night, so I let Rusty sleep in and I got up with the children. I know my butt will be dragging later on.

I am still in shock over the phone call and I am still not sure what to make of it. I am really going to have to ponder this and see if they do actually send a card. who knows, maybe they will go back into the hole from which they came?

I am going to go get started on my day. I need to do some laundry, take out the trash, unload the dishwasher..... the list goes on. I guess it is true that a stay home mom works more then a mom that goes to work.

I am off to start my day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I need a glass of wine!!!

Now I know that Rusty is the one with the bad heart, but man after the day I have had I think I am going to be the one having a heart attack.

My day started out as a lsow day and I was going to be happy about that. I went to put together Elle's quilt and I found out that I measured wrong. No big deal, I just made Elle two quilts. Then I took a lot of scraps and made some pet quilts. This day is going good!

I was just finishing the last pet quilt when the phone rang. The caller i.d. said u.s. cell. What ever so I answered it. The lady on the other end asked for me and I said this is her. Then the lady begged me not to hang up. It was my ex husbands new wife! I about fell over. Her name is Tammy and she seemed very nice. Antway she was wondering if my ex could call the girls. ( court order says no) I told her that I would have to think about it. Then she tells me that she is calling me from her cell phone and that ex does not know that she is calling. She went on to say that he does not know that she is even calling! O.K. I took a deep breath and took the high ground on this issue. I asked how ex and his mother and father were doing. She told me. Then I said that I dont think calling is a good idea right now because he has never even sent so much as a card to them! She said excuse me? so I repeated myself. Tammy said that she did not know that. I told her that by writing the girls will have his address and then they can write back if they choose to. Then if things go good we can arrange a call through the courts. Tammy asked how much that would cost, and I told her around $50 bucks. She said that they will be writing for a while.

Then I asked Rusty what I should get my parents for Christmas. He had no idea so I called to my parents house. My dad answered the phone and I asked him what mom wanted for Christmas. He said hold and yelled to someone to take a break and that he would would be right with them. O.k. now he is back to me. Dad says to me, your mother has two closets full of clothes and more shit then she knows what to do with. Well that was not the answer I was expecting. So I asked if she had mentioned anything. My dad says I would not know because I do not talk to her. Then my dad asked if I would like yto talk to my sister. well no I would not but she was on the phone before I could hang up. So I asked her what mom wanted for Christmas. She says well are you coming home this year? I said this is my home and no we are traveling across the country to sleep on the floor! Then she wants to know if I would like to go in half on a digital camera with her. I told her no. Then she starts gripping about why not. I just hung up.

I am so glad that all of the people I have talked to today live on the other coast. Family is so over rated!

On a good note, Rusty is cooking my favorite sausage for dinner! It smells so good.!!!!

Right now I am SOOOOOO thankful thankful that no one in my family can just drop by for a visit.

Monday, October 17, 2005

not to much...

Well I finished the quilt. Now I am working on one for our friend, Elle. I cant believe that she will be leaving for Alaska in 17 days! I am going to miss her so much.

Something really strange happened today. I actually got a letter in the mail! I can not tell you the last time that someone actually wrote me a letter. So I am in the process of writing one back.

O.K. I am off to get some stuff done around here.

rainy, but busy

Well it has been raining for two days and I dont mind it at all. Today I am going to finish Ambers quilt and maybe start on another quilt for a friend. All of this rain gives me time to do some inside work.

For some reason we had just about everyone we know show up at our house on saturday. It is all good, but man was our house trashed when they left!

I had to work yesterday, but I came home real early. I felt so sick. So I called rusty and asked him to go get me something. Well come to find out that all of the cold medicine is now behind the counter. well great, I guess you can only get sick during certain hours of the day.

I am off to finish sewing this quilt and then I am hoping for a nice slow evening.

I am so thankful for the rain!

Saturday, October 15, 2005


O.k. here are some pictures! yes I finally got the software for the camera downloaded!

1. is a picture of the bench

2. is a picture of the cat bed

3. another picture of the bench

4. one of the cats. This is panther and he is topping the scale at 40 pounds!




Friday, October 14, 2005

rusty does not get it!

O.K. it is friday and that is my running around day. So I got up and did a few things and then took off. I had to buy a birthday peresent for Nikki to take to a party, Ryan needed new shoes, and I needed to pick up some more material. No big deal.

Then on my way home I saw a sign for a yard sale, well I cannot pass up a yard sale! So I stopped. I called Rusty and told him that I scored a bed for the cats. Well Rusty wants to know what cat is going to sleep in the bed since they all sleep with us. So I am driving down the road with this "bed" hanging out both of the back windows of the car. When I get home, Rusty informs me that it is not  cat bed, but a bird cage as tall as me! :0) I thought it would be the perfect bed for the cats! Anyway I am going go grind the rust off and fix it up, and let the cats sleep in it!

Tonight I am going to volunteer for a group called soar. It is for children from 18-21 who have some type of learning problem. Tonight is the fall get together. I think that this will be fun! I said at the beginning of the year that I wanted to volunteer in the community, so now I am going to get my chance, to give back.

Well I am off to get some cleaning done, and then get ready to go.

I am thankful I can think outside the box and turn a bird cage into a cat bed!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

so much to do

Well I do have a lot that I should be doing before I head off to work. I need to cook dinner fold yet more laundry, get ready to go to work, and the list goes on. Yet here I sit not wanting to do any of it.

I went to some thrift stores yesterday and scored some cool stuff. I got one new piece of Pyrex, some globes for the bathroom fixtures, and this really cool bathroom set. I just might be able to keep it all under $1,000 if I keep finding good deals!

So I was in one of the thrift stores and I saw a rocking chair that looks like one that I have. I should mention that this rocking chair is for children. Anyway they wanted $175 for it! So I called Rusty and told him about it. He said that he would never again laugh at me for pulling stuff from the trash!

Well I need to do all of the house work and I need to put Ambers quilt together so I better get going.

I am thankful for thrift stores!!!!! I love them!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

cant sleep!

Well everyone is in bed but me. For some reason I can't sleep. So hear I sit with some hot Chai tea.

I went to home depot today and I actually found a sink that I wanted for the bathroom, but after waiting for 45 for someone to help me I just left.

I hit this one awesome thrift store and I got Amber some new jeans and I got a new top. I also scored 2 new pyrex mugs.

Then I went to Lowes and found yet another sink. This time the people were so nice. I got the sink and all of the hardware for $170 dollars! Three cheers go up there. Then I also found the lighting that I wanted, and to top it off they were on sale! I do need to go find the globes for the light, but I can get those any place.

Well I am off to have a smoke and to enjoy my tea.

I am so thankful that I waited for what I wanted and not only did I find it, but I found it on sale!

a light bulb moment

O.K. my budget for the re do on the childrens bathroom is $1,000. I have been trying to figure out how in the world I can cut some corners and still have it look AWESOME. Then the light bulb went on while I was cleaning the bathroom.

In stead of laying tile down I can just paint the cement. I saw this idea in the organic living magazine, but these people had all of the cement. It is suppose to help cut down on the allergys and I am now thinking that this would be an awesome for the children bathroom. I wont have to worry if they chip a tile or worry about regrouting when the grout gets old.

Heck I have said for a long time that when we build our dream house I wanted it to be earth friendly, so why not start with this house?

I am off to help Ryan with his school work.

things that need to be done

I was talking with Rusty last night and I told him that I am getting sick of waiting on other people. We have been waiting to borrow a tiller for almost 4 months now! So now I am on the hunt for a cheap on. I would rather buy one then, keep waiting on someone else!

I really want to get our back yard done. Our back yard is so bad that our dog wont even go back there!

I asked amber why she did not go tutoring yesterday and she said that they did not have it. So we got some problems off her math disc. It is no wonder that she is failing math, she does not know the basics! Amber is in algebra but she could not tell me what the ( ) meant. So it looks like we are going to have to go talk to her math teacher. I told Rusty last night that I understand that Amber is not good at math and she does not even want ot go to college, so why is she in Algebra? We are going to try to get her into a consumer math class where they teach her how to balance a check book, and figure intrest. Where they will teach her real life math. I just dont know anymore, it seems that we have tried everything.

I was asked how I get my children to clean. That is a good question. When they were little I would sprinkel carpet fresh on the carpet and ask them to run the sweeper over it, so now they know how to do it with out the carpet fresh. I have learned a few other tricks. I dont give them a lot to do all at once. heres an example. Yesterday I asked Amber to run the sweeper, Nikki to get all of the towels and dirty clothes out of the bathroom, and Ryan had to take out the trash. Boom three things done, but only one thing per child. I hope that helps! LOL :0)

Well I better get dressed and get busy. after all there is still more cleaning that needs to be done!

I am thankful for the time I have with my children, even if they drive me up a wall!

Monday, October 10, 2005

up and moving

Work went good last night and when I got home the house was clean! There are times when I really love my family.

Right now I am helping Ryan with his school work and then we have to do some more cleaning out today! We are going to get up in rafters and start pulling all of that stuff down and going through it. We are going to the dump on Tuesday so I want to get as much out as we can.

We have been looking at some solar powered stuff. I found this really cool little solar powered charger for things like cell phones, cameras, game boys.. Anyway we are really trying to go green. If we ever build a house it will be covered in solar pannels. I know we are getting ripped off by the energy company.

Well I am off to get dressed and start my day. 

i am thankful for a nice cool day so that I can get some get some cleaning out done!

Sunday, October 9, 2005

our house is trashed!!!!

Our cook out was a big hit and now the house is trashed! Oh well, it will cleaned.

The children had a blast horse back riding! I rode will all of the children and then I waled the horse around for a while. The horse was getting really angery because the the horses were eating and he was working.

Then we painted the pumpkins. I am not sure if there was more paint on the pumpkin's or on the blanket they were sitting on. but the important thing is, is that they children had fun.

So I got up this moring, and I could not see the kitchen counter, the front yard still has the blanket on the grass and garage smells like smoke, because of the fire pit. oh well.... I cleaned up some of the kitchen, and brought the blanket in, and the rest will wait until some other day.

I have to go to work, so I am really not in the mood to clean right now.

I am off to finish getting ready for work.

Friday, October 7, 2005

I am going sky diving!

A few weeks ago I called to talk to my dad, but he was not there so I asked my mom to ask my dad if I could wear his jump suit when I went skydiving. I thought my mom was going to blow her. She hates sky diving, because one time my dads shoot did not open, but his spare shoot did. So she thinks that sky diving is not something I should be doing.

Well last night a friend called me and asked if I would want to go sky diving in 3 weeks! So I called my dad and asked him if I could wear his suit. He said that he would put it in the mail next week!!!!!!!!

So not only do I get to go sky diving, but I also get to wear my dads old jump suit! That is to cool!

for years I have sat by and watched people do the things that I want to do, not any more. The children are older now and Rusty's heartattack have made me wake and smell the coffee. It is good to chase your dreams and to use a really big net while you are doing it!

Well I am off to finish cleaning.

I am thankful that I will have something from my father with me when I do my first jump. We both have a love for thrill seeking and now that he cant do it anymore, I am glad that I can do it for him.

what I need to do

Well, I am up but not moving. I have so much to do before everyone shows up.

Lets see, I need to clean the house only to have a lot of people trash it. That is o.k. with me, because I love having friends over!

I need to put away laundry, but all of my drawers and even the closet are packed. So I am guessing that I need to get rid of some stuff, but that will have to wait for another day.

I am going to get a fire pit that I found on craigs list. I always borrow someone elses, but this fire pit is new and he is selling it cheap so I am going to get off my cheap ass and buy one of our own.

Rusty did e mail his brother yesterday. I asked him if he was going to warn his brother about the heart attack. Since his dad died at 57 and Rusty had his at 37, and the doctors said that we should tell his brother..... Well Rusty said no he is not going to say anything to him, because his brother never listens to him anyway. I am not touching this with a ten foot pole!

When I asked about the Christmas card exchange, I just want to mail a card to people who not on my list. Not that my list is long or anything. I just thought it would be something different to do.

Well I guess the house is not getting cleaned with me sitting here, so I better get busy.

Thursday, October 6, 2005

another day another dollar

Well I have to work tonight and I am not looking foward to that, but it is money for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas.... Does anyone want to swap Christmas cards? If so please leave e mail me all of your info and I will do the same back. My Christmas card list is usually short. to be exact it has a total of 7 people on it. 3 for family and 4 for friends.

Last year I did something differt. I went to this web page where military can go and sighn up to get mail and letters from people back here in the states. So I sent out a lot of cards to our troops. I am going to do the same this year. Last year we actually got some letters back.

I found the rest of the material for Ambers guilt so I will finish that up next week. I need to start making a list of things that I want to buy and start checking them off the list as I find the items.

I got the rest of the stuff to paint pumpkins, and all the stuff for the cookout. I am so happy that Rusty will be spending some time with his friends. After all where we be without good friend?

Rusty put the bench back together today, so I need to get off my ass and down load the software for the camera. Then once that is done sara told me how to add graphics so I am going to try that! I want a dragonfly!

Well I am going to have to leave in a few minutes so I better get going.

Today I am thankful that Rusty put the bench back together.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

I have an awesome husband

Today Rusty has just done one nice thing after another for me.

First he called ma and asked me what I was doing. I was like well I am helping Ryan with school work and cleaning up the kitchen. He say's great all of that can wait, why dont you guys meet me for lunch!

Then he said you know what I will go get Nikki. Cool! less driving I have to do.

Then he comes home with this shelving unit that I have been wanting.

So we are at the store today and I bought 6 little pumpkins and Ryan says to me wow mom we must be rich! I never would have guessed that pumpkins made us rich.

I bought all of those pumpkins because some of our friends are coming over this weekend and I thought the children would get a kick out of painting pumpkins! I am also going to make dirt cups. That is pudding on the bottome, crushed grahm crackers on the top of that and then some candy that looks like rocks on top of that! I even got some gummy worms to put in the dirt. I know they will be a big hit with all of the children.

I feel so bad right now. My ears are backed up and my nose is stuffed! I took some medicine and it should knock me out soon. At least I will feel better in the morning.

I am off to take a nice warm bath and go to bed.

I am thankful for a husband who thinks of me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005


O.K. I am at my witts end with everyone who has a cool web page. I cannot figure it out. I went to add a picture to all about me but what do i put after http://? how do I make things flash and import graphics? I am so not good with computers so I am getting very angry and I just want to throw this darn thing!

O.K. enough venting. I am off to watch t.v.

I am thankful for the time I have with my husband.

got a lot done

well lets see. I got the bench painted today. So now all we have to do is put the top coat on it and put it back together.

I also got a lot of the house cleaned up and I even got down all of the fall decorations. It sure is starting to feel like fall around. During the day it has only been in the 80's and in the 50's at night.

Rusty fixed the water heater so there is no more drip! I so happy that I will not de hauling water out of garage anymore.

So I was watching HGTV and they were updating a bathroom that looks a lot like the one that I want to redo. They even had the same lighting that I want to get rid of. Well took a lamp shade and cut it in half and the placed it over the light. So I am thinking that I can do the same thing and have great lighting for very cheap. I am really trying to keep the bathroom under $1,000. I think I can do this!

Wednesday is going to be a very busy day. Rusty just bought us a new shelving unit, so we will be putting that together and getting more of the garage in order. We will also ned to get the bench put together. Then we need to get up in the rafters and drage a bunch of stuff down so that it can go to the dump. Mt friends think I am crazy because I clean by throwing everything away.

Well the amazing race will be on in a little bit, so I am going to go clean up the kitchen and get ready to settle down for the night.

feeling good

Last night I felt so sick so I did nothing all night. Today I feel great and I am up and moving. I already have dinner done to today. And wednesdays dinner is started!

We are just going to fix the water heater instead of buying a new one. So It looks like I will be learning how to do that. Thats cool with me because I like learning new things.

Over the weekend our friend noticed that in some of our family pictures I look old and unhappy. Those pictures would be the ones taken when I was visiting my family back east! I think I need to take those pictures down and only leave up the happy ones!

Amber is going to perform at fridays football game. She so so exceited about het first performance. I hope that she goes out there and kicks ass.

Well I need to get moving and get the rest of this house cleaned up.

I am so thankful that I am feeling better today


Monday, October 3, 2005

another leak?

I put a fan on the carpet in the garage to dry it out from when the water heater leaked, but I think we have another leak. The carpet was dry last night and now it is soaked again! I am hoping that a mouse did not eat through the water line. If so the I know sone cats that will not be getting their dinner until a mouse body is found.

We are still looking at the prices of those tankless water heaters and I think we are going to bite the cost and by one. They are more expensive, but we know that they will save us money.

I am so thankful for Rusty. Since he has been home he has been a really big help to me. Every morning he gets up with the girls, and does a lot of little things around here. He is even going to take Amber shopping for a new pair of jeans and some jazz paints. Rusty has taken a big burden off of me!

Rusty got another e mail from his brother today and he is not sure if he is going to respond. Rusty is still upset and hurt at all the things that Andy has done. However just to piss him and his wife off he is going to buy a lot of marine stuff and send it over. I am staying out of it.

This weekend we are going to cook out. So many of our friends have been wanting to come over, but they did not want to "bother" us. Well Rusty is about 90% back so I have calld everyone and told them to show up. We are going to burn some meat, sit around and talk and maybe bring out the fire pit.

I ned to get busy and get the house cleaned up and I must go move the car so Rusty can park in the drive way.

I am thankful for a husband who loves me.


Sunday, October 2, 2005

I am back from the Queen mary!

I feel awesome! I really needed this weekend. I am recharged and ready to go.

The Queen Mary was awesome. I fell in love with the ship the second I saw it. When you walk onto this ship you are taken back to another time and place when life was so much more simple. Our room was so nice! It had the orignal "closets" and side table. The bath room had four water selections on the tub! Hot salt water, cold salt water, hot fresh water and cold fresh water. I was so looking looking foward to a hot salt water bath, But the only actual water on the ship is now fresh water. Thats o.k.

We walked through a lot of the ship and saw some of its many uses. I had no idea that it was used to move troops during wwII! If anyone ever gets the chance to tour the ship I would suggest that you do. There is also a Russian sub next to the Queen mary, but we did not tour it. Maybe next trip.

I am glad to be at home. There is always something nice about coming home. I did miss all of our critters, and yes I even missed the children.